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    Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    By David Nakamura,

    President Obama suggested Monday that he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin ahead of the recall election that targeted Republican Gov. Scott Walker, whose victory last week has raised questions about whether there are broader implications for the president in the fall.

    In his first public comments about the election, Obama responded to a question about his decision not to appear in the state to support the Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, by explaining that he has “a lot of responsibilities” as president.

    Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election - The Washington Post
    WOW! That's way too funny. Obama threw the Unions under the wheels of the Obama bus. Too busy to support the Unions that supported him? Just remember that in November, feel the Obama tire tracks across your pensions. If I worked for a Union that supported Obama I'd stay home Nov 6th, let Obama know how much you appreciate him rolling over all your hard work in Wisconsin. For all the good it did you to help Obama get elected in the first place, ya might as well of stayed home.
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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Does the Rhinoceros stop to help the Ox-pecker bird pick the ticks off his back?
    Don't work out, work in.

    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Wow...the man can't get a break can he?

    He plays too much golf.

    He campaigns too much.

    He always plays politics.

    He gets too involved in state elections.

    He didn't get involved enough in the Wisc. recall election.

    Give me a freakin' break!

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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Wow...the man can't get a break can he?

    He plays too much golf.

    He campaigns too much.

    He always plays politics.

    He gets too involved in state elections.

    He didn't get involved enough in the Wisc. recall election.

    Give me a freakin' break!
    I think we both know Obama saw the polling data and knew it was a loser. So he chose to throw Public Service Unions under the wheels of the Obama bus. He also knows that they are dumb and will still vote for him.
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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    "PITTSBURGH—Citing three years of exhausting partisan politics, constant gridlock in Congress, and an overall feeling that the entire nation has "completely lost it," President Barack Obama openly asked a campaign-rally crowd Tuesday why he'd want to serve another term as president of "this godforsaken country."

    "My fellow Americans, I come to you today to ask, why?" Obama said to 1,200 people gathered inside a gymnasium at Taylor Allderdice High School. "Why can't our congressional leaders work together to create jobs? Why can't Wall Street ever be held accountable? And most important, why on God's green earth would I voluntarily subject myself to this nonsense for another four years?"

    "I'm dead serious," the president continued, saying that any reasonable person would have walked away the moment the Senate minority leader announced his main priority—above creating jobs and improving American health care—was to make Obama a one-term president. "I'm asking if anybody out there can come up with even one reason why I'd want to endure this unmitigated **** show for another minute, let alone through 2016. What's in it for me, ex*actly? Can anyone answer that? Anyone at all?"

    After a long silence during which crowd members mostly just shuffled their feet and stared at the ground, Obama said, "Yeah, that's what I thought."

    Arguing he'd have to be certifiably insane or some kind of sadistic freak to extend his presidency, Obama asked why anyone with half a brain would willingly open himself up to constant vilification by media strategists, or place himself in a situation that involves so much work for such little reward. He also asked the audience how "messed up and sick" he'd have to be to devote nearly a decade of his life to an unending cycle of political gamesmanship that stifles progress at every turn.

    At one point during the 40-minute address, Obama wondered aloud if anyone could blame him for wanting to avoid another four years of idiotic questions about his birth certificate, racist immigration laws, Eric Cantor, citizens who know in their hearts the country must switch to renewable energy but simply refuse to do so, the South, antigay bigotry, and "just all of it, really."

    "Today this nation faces difficult questions," Obama said. "For one, how bad must it have gotten for a politician to gladly—gladly—give up the most sought-after elected position in the world? And also, of all the people listening to me right now, is there even one of you who would honestly want to trade places with me? There isn't, is there? And I don't blame you."

    In the coming weeks, Obama will reportedly continue to take his anti-second-term message across the country, asking ordinary Americans if they agree that his being on the ballot in November would make him a complete and total moron. Sources within the president's new "One Goddamn Reason" campaign confirmed he is genuinely curious to see if one American citizen can tell him why leaving the White House isn't the best thing he could possibly do for himself and his family.

    "I have a pen and some paper right here," Obama said Wednesday morning at a town hall meeting in Ohio. "Let's list the pros and cons of being president. Con: There are people out there who literally want to shoot you dead. Con: We live in a country seriously considering a Newt Gingrich White House. Con: You can help 40 million Americans receive health care, sign legislation that regulates a financial system run amok, give the order to kill Osama bin Laden, help topple Muammar Qaddafi's tyrannical regime without losing the life of one American soldier, end the war in Iraq, repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, stave off a second Great Depression, take out more than 30 top al- Qaeda leaders, and somehow everyone still calls you the next Jimmy Carter."

    "Can anyone out there name a pro?" continued Obama, gesturing at the silent crowd with his pen. "That's okay. I asked a bunch of people in Pittsburgh the same exact question yesterday, and they couldn't, either."

    While many Beltway observers questioned Obama's new strategy, saying the president could hurt his chances of serving a second term by saying he doesn't want to serve a second term, others argued Obama seems to have finally rediscovered his voice.

    "Whenever I watch him on the stump asking a crowd, 'Why am I ****ing here right now?' or saying things like, 'I think I'd rather die than do this job again,' he's so fiery and passionate I'm reminded of the 2007 Obama," Democratic strategist Karen Finney said. "The one who thought he could make a difference before a broken, nonsensical political system and an insane populace robbed him of his humanity, ripped out his heart, and left him for dead."
    Obama Openly Asks Nation Why On Earth He Would Want To Serve For Another Term | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    WOW! That's way too funny. Obama threw the Unions under the wheels of the Obama bus. Too busy to support the Unions that supported him? Just remember that in November, feel the Obama tire tracks across your pensions. If I worked for a Union that supported Obama I'd stay home Nov 6th, let Obama know how much you appreciate him rolling over all your hard work in Wisconsin. For all the good it did you to help Obama get elected in the first place, ya might as well of stayed home.
    And if he had this topic would be, "Obama drops Presidential duties to campaign in WI recall and support the unions."

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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    And if he had this topic would be, "Obama drops Presidential duties to campaign in WI recall and support the unions."
    Nice excuse, but it won't fly.
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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    He didn't want to read the outcome of the last chapter of his presidency in June.

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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    And if he had this topic would be, "Obama drops Presidential duties to campaign in WI recall and support the unions."
    Granted - he can't win in this scenario - however, it's probably the wisest move on his campaigns part to not lend his personal assistance to the Wisconsin recall. indeed, the polls showed Walker up by 7 points the weekend before, they probably were 99% sure Walker was going to prevail, and lending Obama's name to yet another lost cause and the meme of Obama being the grim reaper of others campaigns is bolstered by his past support for Coakley, Deeds, Corzine and Specter. Were I a Democrat up for election, the last thing I'd want is Obama's personal appearance and support.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama says he was too busy to campaign in Wisconsin recall election

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Nice excuse, but it won't fly.
    What are you talking about? I'm not excusing anything, I'm accusing you of being a two face hack where Obama would be damned if he does and damned if he don't with you. Thats all I'm saying.

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