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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Not only do I not expect you to see differently, I fully support the view you have now and I mean that sincerely. That's one of the great things about this country. If you don't like the politics, policies and/or laws of one state, there are 49 (plus DC) others to choose from.
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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    I question his motives.

    It cost millions of dollars to fly him and his massive entourage anywhere.

    Just for Air Force One alone is at least a million for Washington to Texas and back.

    http://uspolitics.about.com/od/Campa...e-One-Cost.htm

    My guess is it cost U.S. taxpayers at least a couple of million for the trip.

    Instead of showing up for the funeral, why not give that money to the families of the victims?

    And I don't care that 'the money is in the budget'.

    He is the POTUS - if he asked Congress to divert that money saved to those West families...which politician would dare say no?

    Zero.


    Now, if he travelled on a small plane with a minimal entourage...that would be different.

    But, to my knowledge, he didn't.


    And why are these deaths more worth his time then the hundreds of American's he sent to their deaths in Afghanistan?

    Does he go to every funeral/wake/rememberence for them?


    This was political (imo)...pure and simple.


    Btw - I am neither a Dem or a Rep.

    If this was 6 years ago and Bush had done the same sort of thing, I would probably say the same sort of thing.
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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    IMO obama's trip to Texas was a political statement trying to make the point that the Boston terrorist attack and this industrial explosion were at the same level.

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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO obama's trip to Texas was a political statement trying to make the point that the Boston terrorist attack and this industrial explosion were at the same level.
    And exactly where did you pull this tidbit of information from? I assume your weren't sitting when you retrieved it.

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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    And exactly where did you pull this tidbit of information from? I assume your weren't sitting when you retrieved it.
    IMO means in my opinion.

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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO means in my opinion.
    I don't think people are allowed to have opinions anymore.

    If somebody else didn't think of it first, then people don't want to see it posted on a board like this.

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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I question his motives.

    It cost millions of dollars to fly him and his massive entourage anywhere.

    Just for Air Force One alone is at least a million for Washington to Texas and back.

    Air Force One Cost - Use During Campaigns

    My guess is it cost U.S. taxpayers at least a couple of million for the trip.

    Instead of showing up for the funeral, why not give that money to the families of the victims?

    And I don't care that 'the money is in the budget'.

    He is the POTUS - if he asked Congress to divert that money saved to those West families...which politician would dare say no?

    Zero.


    Now, if he travelled on a small plane with a minimal entourage...that would be different.

    But, to my knowledge, he didn't.


    And why are these deaths more worth his time then the hundreds of American's he sent to their deaths in Afghanistan?

    Does he go to every funeral/wake/rememberence for them?


    This was political (imo)...pure and simple.


    Btw - I am neither a Dem or a Rep.

    If this was 6 years ago and Bush had done the same sort of thing, I would probably say the same sort of thing.
    I doubt you'll ever see any president flying in a single engine Cesna. Tons of security is alway required, no matter which president. What did Obama have to gain from this trip? The funny thing is I saw another thread criticizing Obama for not visiting west Texas. I am no Obama fan, but I can see how his supporters can sometimes feel he's damned no matter what he does.

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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I doubt you'll ever see any president flying in a single engine Cesna. Tons of security is alway required, no matter which president. What did Obama have to gain from this trip? The funny thing is I saw another thread criticizing Obama for not visiting west Texas. I am no Obama fan, but I can see how his supporters can sometimes feel he's damned no matter what he does.
    My objection has nothing to do with Obama per se - I said the same thing with other POTUS's.

    The security the POTUS gets is ridiculous.

    I was in Detroit back when and the city virtually shut down when Clinton came to town because every road he might use had to be blocked off.

    It was ridiculous.

    NO ONE is that indespensible.

    If he is so worried about getting shot - then don't go out so often, spend the time doing his job better and save Americans tens of millions in security costs.
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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    He was going to be in Texas anyway for the Bush Library opening. There's literally no reason to try to make a false controversy out of his being there.

    Also, my aunt lives in Texas and I spent awhile with her and her family some time back. The people there are great if you're dealing with urban Texans (she lives outside of Dallas/Fort Worth) or Mexicans. Rural white Texans are reprehensible people almost to a man.
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    Re: President Obama Honors Those Lost and Injured in West, Texas Explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    He was going to be in Texas anyway for the Bush Library opening. There's literally no reason to try to make a false controversy out of his being there.

    Also, my aunt lives in Texas and I spent awhile with her and her family some time back. The people there are great if you're dealing with urban Texans (she lives outside of Dallas/Fort Worth) or Mexicans. Rural white Texans are reprehensible people almost to a man.

    And why the heck does he need to do that? Especially if his security costs taxpayers millions for the trip?


    His trip to West, Texas was political.

    You are naive, imo, if you believe it wasn't.
    Last edited by DA60; 04-29-13 at 09:36 AM.

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