Team Obama: Romney really needs to prove his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

posted at 6:41 pm on July 23, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Mitt Romney is embarking on an international visit later this week, heading to London on Thursday for the Olympic opening ceremonies and then swinging through Poland and Israel — and given the nature of presidential politics, no matter what Mitt Romney does, the Obama camp can of course be relied upon to come up with uber-lame reasons to criticize him for it. Says former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs:

“The American people demand and require something greater of their political candidates than speaking to a fundraising reception,” he said. “The bar really is whether or not Mitt Romney really is finally going to shed a little light on what appears to be the secrecy of his foreign policy plans.”

Oh, I’m sorry, do the American people demand their political candidates to do something more than speak at fundraisers? Because I’m pretty sure that’s what our president has been doing practically non-stop for ages now, and even if he didn’t raise money with his physical presence overseas during the 2008 campaign, he’s certainly getting plenty of money from abroad right now. Also, I might add that the attempt to make all of Mitt Romney’s intentions seem fully masked in a shroud of “secrecy” on every front is getting really old, really fast. Gibbs continued,

“He’ll need to prove to the American people that he sees foreign policy issues as worthy of substantive discussion rather than just generality and soundbites in this campaign,” said campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs. “It’s widely accepted that President Obama has an exceptionally strong record on national security issues, and I think quite frankly Mitt Romney is having a tough time making an argument against the president of the United States on these issues.” …

“I think at the end of that trip, the American people knew where Barack Obama stood on all the major foreign issues of the day. The question, I think, for Gov. Romney, is whether this trip will be similarly substantive, and live up to the bar set in 2008,” Gibbs said.

First of all, as to the “high bar” set by candidate Obama in 2008 with his extensive pre-election overseas trip — yes, I quite agree. If, you know, that high bar consists entirely of popularity-contesting shmooze-fests with the European liberal masses, then yeah, sure. And secondly, it was a conference call, so the world may never know, but I have to wonder if Gibbs managed to keep a straight face when he was touting President Obama’s “widely-accepted,” “exceptionally strong record on national security issues.” Heh.

“President Obama thinks visiting our closest ally in the Middle East is a ‘distraction,’ that Hugo Chavez is not a ‘serious’ threat, and that the right response to Russia is to promise more ‘flexibility’ in exchange for giving him ‘space’ before the election,” said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. “It is clear that President Obama’s foreign policy is confused, ineffective, and has weakened our influence in every region of the world.” …

“In no region of the world is our country’s influence any stronger than it was four years ago,” said Romney spokesman Ryan Williams. “President Obama has failed to restore our economy, is weakening our military with devastating defense cuts, and has diminished our moral authority. Governor Romney will restore the pillars of American strength to secure our interests and defend our values.”

It looks to me like Romney’s trip is making Team Obama nervous, and they’re attempting to frame it as cheap and shallow before Romney can even get out of the gate. Obama’s own failure to visit Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East, during his presidency (oh, but don’t worry, he’ll get around to it in a second term of course!), compared to Romney’s willingness to stand tall about his staunchly pro-Israel views and his personal friendship with Netanyahu, looks pretty weaksauce. It’s going to be a sticking point with pro-Israel voters and the Jewish community. As Jennifer Rubin writes:

The Obama campaign can’t bear the thought that the well-traveled Mitt Romney will make a nice impression on his overseas tour. So it held today what can only be described as a petulant call with reporters, trying to spin the media that Obama’s trip abroad in 2008 was “substantive.” (If so, it was grossly inappropriate since the country had another president at the time.) Oddly, the spin call’s account of 2008 left out the Berlin speech. Why? …

The real danger for the Obama team is that the public (to the extent it cares at all about foreign policy) will compare the promise of Obama to the reality. Here he was in 2008: “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East. My country must stand with yours and with Europe in sending a direct message to Iran that it must abandon its nuclear ambitions. We must support the Lebanese who have marched and bled for democracy, and the Israelis and Palestinians who seek a secure and lasting peace.” The reality is the “peace process” is dead, Iran moves steadily toward nuclear-weapons capability, Syrians are dying by the thousands and Obama has done nothing for the people of Lebanon.


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Team Romney: Obama really needs to prove his Presidency hasn’t been “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

PUHLEEZE

mr ‘i went to germany to speak to massive crowds bashing W’

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Robert Gibbs is the most detestable southern guy there is. He’s like Buford Pusser without the bat and Barney Fife without the charm.

radjah shelduck on July 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Machiavelli is soooo proud.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Is Bobby Gibbs going to be the spokeshole for the Office of the Future Former President–King of Hopenchangium???

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Did he bring his styrofoam columns and three of his personal network news anchors….?

NeoKong on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

You mean as opposed to all those “crap” trips Obama took?

They are such hypocrites its amazing they don’t cut their throats when they look in the mirror — assuming they have reflections that is.

clippermiami on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

He’s not an idiot, but he is a partisan hack
 
lester on July 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM

rogerb on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Team Obama: Romney really needs to prove his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

Why? Is he neglecting his job or constituents while he wanders the globe?

Oh wait… he’s still a private citizen and not being paid by the taxpayers?

Mmmmmmmm. The stench of desperation.

kim roy on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

trying to spin the media that Obama’s trip abroad in 2008 was “substantive.” (If so, it was grossly inappropriate since the country had another president at the time.) Oddly, the spin call’s account of 2008 left out the Berlin speech. Why? …

no worries, the lsm will spin it anyway dear leader wants it to look like

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

“I think at the end of that trip, the American people knew where Barack Obama stood on all the major foreign issues of the day.

Not me, I first had to witness TFGRP’s reaction to the Honduran elections and the Iranian student protests to really know where the he stood.

Bishop on July 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Team Obama: Romney really needs to prove his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

As opposed to Obama’s entire political career?

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

This is akin to the Obama campaign stating that Mitt Romney shouldn’t golf.

Left Coast Right Mind on July 23, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Team Romney: Obama really needs to prove his Presidency hasn’t been “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I pretty much love this.

BettyRuth on July 23, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Wait until Obama sees Mitt and his old buddy Bibi reminisce about their days together at Bain.

They started out together – Bibi had finished an MBA at MIT, and Mitt a JD/MBA at Harvard – at the same tiem at Bain.

Wethal on July 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I’m sorry, Mr. Gibbs, could you repeat that? I couldn’t hear you through all of the desperation and fear clanging around you.

Rational Thought on July 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Is this the same Olympics that Dear Liar couldn’t bring home for the Chicago mob? I bet they are still furious about the lost revenues from the Miserable Failures Failure!

ConcealedKerry on July 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

the Obama operatives are so clueless that they don’t see how the Berlin speech illustrates how an egomaniacal candidate became a foreign-policy flop.

heh, ya gotta love jenn

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Mitt Romney is embarking on an international visit later this week, heading to London on Thursday for the Olympic opening ceremonies and then swinging through Poland and Israel
=======================================

Awesome,and it won’t be a,

Bowing,Apology,Licking other Countries Boots Tour
like the Cat0Strophic Failure,

that is Hopey/Changey,

er,

Dopey/Ragey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Not me, I first had to witness TFGRP’s reaction to the Honduran elections and the Iranian student protests to really know where the he stood.

Bishop on July 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

b-b-but

said campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs. “It’s widely accepted that President Obama has an exceptionally strong record on national security issues

Who can argue with such an unbiased source?

Kataklysmic on July 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yet another truly Orwellian twist of words from Obozo.

KMC1 on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

How short do these freaking people think our memories are?

pcwichita on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Kind of unkind of Romney to rub it in by visiting the Olympics Obama chased away from Chicago thus denying the slum lord Valarie Jarrett a windfall, not to mention the mobbed up unions and their big donor contracts that vanished.

ConcealedKerry on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BD57 on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

RG Zero thinks the media are in ObamaCzar’s back pocket. Oh yeah, they are in his back pocket. If they reported only a third of his foibles, he would be in deep kimchee by now.

PA-Cman on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 6:52 PM

exactamundo

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

One more time: If you want to know what a Lefty is doing, listen to what he accuses normal people of doing.

HelenW on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Desperate sweat flop

thebrokenrattle on July 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Wait until Obama sees Mitt and his old buddy Bibi reminisce about their days together at Bain.

They started out together – Bibi had finished an MBA at MIT, and Mitt a JD/MBA at Harvard – at the same tiem at Bain.

Wethal on July 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

But then they both went on to torture immigrants, hoard illegally-gotten money, and plan the violent takeover of their respective nations. You guys always forget that part.

Bishop on July 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I laughed out load when I read the headline, the lefties have a very short; At least he won’t be using AF #1 along with all the other aircraft necessary to haul all the vehicles across the globe plus all the staff.

mixplix on July 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Oh, I’m sorry, do the American people demand their political candidates to do something more than speak at fundraisers?

Sure. The American people demand their candidates speak at prayer vigils for gun murders. Unless it’s one in Chicago, of course.

Curtiss on July 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Pot calling the kettle… another pot. Barry’s just afraid Mit’s gonna out do his best overseas “blue steel”. Look forward to the runoff.

onomo on July 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM

And this is why Robert Gibbs never lets anyone know when he’s here in Auburn visiting his parents. He knows people here in Auburn who still love the USA would buy tickets to kick his sorry, fat a$$.

AubieJon on July 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Team Romney: Obama really needs to prove his Presidency hasn’t been “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Thread Winner right out of the box. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

RDH on July 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

anybody have the mileage records for AirForce 1 in the last 3 1/2 years?

and since I’m the curious sort, does Obama pay any costs of AirForce 1 when he is using it on the campaign trail (has to be about 99% of the total).

teejk on July 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Team Romney: Obama really needs to prove his Presidency hasn’t been “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

Obama don’t want no competition on that front.

SWalker on July 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BD57 on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Yup.

They truly are the eptiome of pathetic at this time. I don’t know if I should point and laugh or point and belly laugh.

Choices.

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Team Romney: Obama really needs to prove his Presidency hasn’t been “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Nailed it with the first post!

Of course the Obama administration is more than just photo ops and fundraising. There are all those golf outings, vacations, and parties. There are date nights that cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands. There are school trips that had one of the brats wandering around Mexico with no less than 24 agents in tow. There were the 32 Christmas trees which Mooch justified by the fact that so many Americans can’t afford trees that they can live vicariously through the first family.

These truly are let them eat cake people.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Project much, Mr. Gibbs?

Methinks somebody hears the drum-beat of doom outside their window.

CPT. Charles on July 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Is Romney flying halfway around the world to give a speech in an empty warehouse, stayed on ground a few hours, taking credit of the Seal Team 6 killing of Bin Ladin?

bayview on July 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

anybody have the mileage records for AirForce 1 in the last 3 1/2 years?

and since I’m the curious sort, does Obama pay any costs of AirForce 1 when he is using it on the campaign trail (has to be about 99% of the total).

teejk on July 23, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Celebrate 2008!

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs:

“The American people demand and require something greater of their political candidates than speaking to a fundraising reception,” he said. “The bar really is whether or not Mitt Romney really is finally going to shed a little light on what appears to be the secrecy of his foreign policy plans.”
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Oh Gawd,too funny,kinda,( secrecy of his foreign policy plans.”)

like,

Allowing Israel free rein,in there own country compared to
Hopeys 1967 Border crap,should go back.

I doubt,that Mittens will have the Muslim BrotherHood Goons
visiting the Rose Garden!

And so far,Obama has been waaaaaaaaaaay to friendly to the
so-called Arab Spring Goons!

I think the Foreign Policy Failure of Hopey the Social Justice
Warrior Crusader is vast,non-ending into infinity!

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Mitt Romney is embarking on an international visit later this week, heading to London on Thursday for the Olympic opening ceremonies and then swinging through Poland and Israel

Poland……YES!

GhoulAid on July 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

If they think the American people are stupid enough not to get tired of this constant whining, especially about stuff that Obama is 500 times more guilty of, they should just keep talking.

Next they’ll be criticizing Romney for playing golf. Or flying Air Force One for fundraisers . . . Oh, wait.

I think they say this stuff as red meat for the far left to sit around in their choom circles hypocritically riffing about.

PastorJon on July 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Obama’s entire presidency has been a photo-op fundraiser.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

What is it with liberals and projection?

Fallon on July 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Sure. The American people demand their candidates speak at prayer vigils for gun murders. Unless it’s one in Chicago, of course.

Curtiss on July 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Hold on now some of those people were knifed, a few beaten to death, some were mauled with power tools, and at least one got his skull flattened with a 2×4. Chicago is an equal-opportunity kill zone. Why do you rightie wing-dings hate equal opportunity?

Bishop on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

CHUTZPAH!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Next they’ll be criticizing Romney for playing golf. Or flying Air Force One for fundraisers . . . Oh, wait.

PastorJon on July 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

oooh wouldn’t that be classic….

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

helllooooo! where is the article about the LIBOR scandal?
half america is about to sue the big banks and ZERO articles about it in hot “payed by corrupt banks” Air:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/us-barclays-libor-litigation-idUSBRE86217E20120703

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

As long as Mittens doesn’t stiff the U.S. taxpayers with the bill, I’m okay with it.

socalcon on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Team Obama: Romney really needs to prove his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

LMFAO!

Hey, Team Obama, David Hasselhoff — yes, The Hoff of Baywatch red trunks, KITT – the talking car, and drunken mangle-eating cheeseburgers while laying on the floor drooling fame — drew a larger crowd in Berlin than you did.

And, most stunningly,”humongously humourous,” and unlike you, The Hoff actually has a significant foreign policy victory. That’s right, “Mr I-Alienated-Our-Allies-Embraced-Our-Enemies-And-Fell-For-The-Arab-Spring-Gag,” he actually could have been awarded an earned Nobel Peace Prize.

Believe it or not, The Hoff is credited, in part, for one of the biggest foreign policy successes of the last century. Right up there with President Ronald Reagan, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II, David Hasselhoff is given some of the credit by Germans for bringing down the Berlin Wall!

Yeah, I know. The German people should be a case study for all historians, political scientists, sociologists, and psychiatrists. They’ve gone and done bred that Prussian gene right out of their population.

From Prussification to Pussification in less than a century…

PS: Romney’s known Bibi for 40 years and they are said to be able to finish one another’s sentences.

Resist We Much on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

“The American people demand and require something greater of their political candidates than speaking to a fundraising reception,” he said. “The bar really is whether or not Mitt Romney really is finally going to shed a little light on what appears to be the secrecy of his foreign policy plans.”

Mt god these people are stinking sacks of crap.

First off, Romney has to explain nothing. He’s still a private citizen, if he wants to freaking VACATION there it’s his prerogative, he owes no explanation to the nazi in chief or his fellow buttf*cks.

And how about what the American people demand, eh? Has the nazi in chief ever satisfied that demand? Didn’t think so. Go to hell, commie lover.

Wolfmoon on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

As long as Mittens doesn’t stiff the U.S. taxpayers with the bill, I’m okay with it.

socalcon on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

since Mitt is now sponsored by wall street banks that have been proven corrupt thieves, if he wins, we will have another type of bill to pay

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Mitt Romney is embarking on an international visit later this week, heading to London on Thursday for the Olympic opening ceremonies and then swinging through Poland and Israel

Needed to read it a third time before I noticed Mittens wasn’t singing through Poland and Israel.

socalcon on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Celebrate 2008!

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Key West Reader:Sweet,I needed a laugh,thanks:)

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

If Romney doesn’t get a Nobel Prize out of this trip, I’m not voting for him.

Mr. Arkadin on July 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Next they’ll be criticizing Romney for playing golf. Or flying Air Force One for fundraisers . . . Oh, wait.

PastorJon on July 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Dude, I’m not convinced they won’t start questioning Mitt as to why he’s friends with Bill Ayers or why he thinks there’s 57 states. It’s like they realize the surest way to win is to run against the most hated people America: themselves. They can only win by turning Mitt into Obama.

Kataklysmic on July 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

OMG, bho/team are REALLY bent out of shape on his visits to other countries? WOW, bho/team no telling what Mitt learn about you and WE just can’t have that now can we? As for the money if Mitt gets some, how about bho’s slugs overseas getting funds for bho?

I am loving this more than I can say! bho is getting his skinny hind end handed to him and big time by Mitt!
L

letget on July 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Not me, I first had to witness TFGRP’s reaction to the Honduran elections and the Iranian student protests to really know where the he stood.

Bishop on July 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Ok I give up – Not even Google is telling me what TFGRP is the acronym for. Hep us Bish!

Harbingeing on July 23, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Via The Hill:

First Lady Michelle Obama will hold an anti-obesity event for 1,000 children in London, where she’ll be leading a U.S. Olympic delegation.

On a conference call with reporters Monday, Obama said she was “beyond proud” to lead the presidential delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony.

“It’s truly a dream come true,” she said.

Obama will host a event for her “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity initiative on Friday afternoon after meeting with U.S. athletes in the morning. The games’ opening ceremony will also take place Friday.

This is just getting weird. Obama sends Mooch to chase Romney?

Really?

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Like fish swimming in water, Team Barry floats in a sea of hypocrisy – and isn’t even aware of it.

OR just hope you don’t notice.

GarandFan on July 23, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Obama’s own failure to visit Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East, during his presidency (oh, but don’t worry, he’ll get around to it in a second term of course!), compared to Romney’s willingness to stand tall about his staunchly pro-Israel views and his personal friendship with Netanyahu, looks pretty weaksauce. It’s going to be a sticking point with pro-Israel voters and the Jewish community.

The Jewish community ? They don’t care a bit, they love Hussein , we all know that , except for a very tiny minority ofcourse

burrata on July 23, 2012 at 7:13 PM

since Mitt is now sponsored by wall street banks that have been proven corrupt thieves, if he wins, we will have another type of bill to pay

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

You need to clean my monitor. LMAO!

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:13 PM

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Projection. This is getting old.

…Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all of the GOP candidates combined, according to a Washington Post analysis of contribution data…

…Obama has outdone Romney on his own turf, collecting $76,600 from Bain Capital employees through September — and he needed only three donors to do it…

Fallon on July 23, 2012 at 7:14 PM

HA!

OMG…. Have these people no shame?

ooonaughtykitty on July 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I am sure he won’t be strapping the family dog on top of the jet.

Electrongod on July 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Oh, I’m sorry, do the American people demand their political candidates to do something more than speak at fundraisers? Because I’m pretty sure that’s what our president has been doing practically non-stop for ages now,
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OOPS!!!

Obama Flew Air Force One for 90-Mile Campaign Trip
July 16, 2012, 9:06 am
**********************

President Obama Saturday commissioned Air Force One to travel to a campaign rally near Richmond, Virginia,

a location only 90 miles away from the White House,
***************************************************

highlighting the large expenses being borne by taxpayers as the president traverses the country to campaign and raise cash for a campaign that is failing to meet its fundraising goals.

The cost of flying Air Force One is currently about $180,000 per hour,
******

according to ABC News. Only a portion of the cost is borne by the campaign.

With a cruising speed of around 130 mph, Obama’s Marine One chopper could easily have had the president at his location in 45 minutes at far lower cost. Obama had to use Marine One anyway to ferry him from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base, where he boarded his jet.

It’s possible there is some kind of security purpose to using Air Force One instead of Marine One, even though Obama flies his chopper several times a week. What’s more, Obama took Marine One on a trip of similar length in 2009 to Dover, Delaware. George W. Bush used Marine One to ferry him to the Richmond area in September 2003.

But certainly, Air Force One is a more convenient and comfortable method of travel that makes a more impressive entrance to a city hosting a presidential appearance.

Either way, Saturday’s trip is emblematic of the approach of president whose frequent use of Air Force One for campaign purposes has drained money from taxpayers while filling his campaign coffers. In June, Obama held 33 fundraisers – about eight times the number held by Bush during his reelection effort in June 2004 – traveling literally from coast to coast to supply his operations with desperately needed cash.
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http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/07/16/obama-flew-air-force-90mile-campaign-trip/

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM

PS: Romney’s known Bibi for 40 years and they are said to be able to finish one another’s sentences.

Resist We Much on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Imagine having a president who actually has friends instead of a puppet who is perfectly willing to let someone else pull the strings!

Cody1991 on July 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

This is just getting weird. Obama sends Mooch to chase Romney?

Really?

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Makes sense to me. Now he can have a burger and a cig in peace.

kim roy on July 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

“The bar really is whether or not Mitt Romney really is finally going to shed a little light on what appears to be the secrecy of his foreign policy plans.”

Secrecy.

Yes. Like Bain — I can’t remember the exact point, but whatever the Bain thing was — like Bain, spend lots and lots of money here. Hit Secrecy really really hard.

It sounds sinister. “Secrecy.” Sinister secrecy.

Romney. Sinister. Secrecy. Bain.
Romney. Sinister. Secrecy. Bain!

*uptwinkles*

Axe on July 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

If Romney doesn’t get a Nobel Prize out of this trip, I’m not voting for him.

Mr. Arkadin on July 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I do believe you win this thread!

teejk on July 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Obama really needs to prove his Presidency has been a Presidency.

hillsoftx on July 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

*Or was it Bane? Baen? Whatever.

Axe on July 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

since Mitt is now sponsored by wall street banks that have been proven corrupt thieves, if he wins, we will have another type of bill to pay

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

They’re all owned by someone, hon. The one who isn’t decided not to run.

kim roy on July 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Oh, this is rich coming from Obama. This is the guy who went prancing around overseas during his own campaign, enthralling rapt crowds of people who later made small untracable credit card donations to his campaign.

One standard for himself and another for the rest of us.

dczombie on July 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

said campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs. “It’s widely accepted that President Obama has an exceptionally strong record on national security issues

Damn straight! Took out bin-Laden with his own bare hands.

Flora Duh on July 23, 2012 at 7:19 PM

“The American people demand and require something greater of their political candidates than speaking to a fundraising reception,”

Fundraising? In England, Poland, and Israel? I thought it was illegal to accept campaign funds from foreign countries! Although that never stopped Obama from receiving funds from “Adolf Hitler”, wherever he lived in 2008.

“It’s widely accepted that President Obama has an exceptionally strong record on national security issues,

President Obama’s record on national security issues are widely accepted and tacitly approved by the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmood Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, Komrade Vlad, and Kim Jong-IlUn, but Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second was unimpressed.

“President Obama has failed to restore our economy, is weakening our military with devastating defense cuts, and has diminished our moral authority. Governor Romney will restore the pillars of American strength to secure our interests and defend our values.”

This will probably be music to the ears of Poland, if Romney shows himself to be less flexible than Obama to Komrade Vlad. It will also be interesting to hear what Romney tells Bibi, but the Shame Stream Media will probably ignore the trip altogether, focusing on the Olympics (of 2002, not 2012).

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Obama sends Mooch to chase Romney?

Can you get your head around mo on the horse Ann rides? A Clydesdale might work but not at the olympics? I’m just loving this!
L

letget on July 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Well done~!!

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

They are such hypocrites its amazing they don’t cut their throats when they look in the mirror —

clippermiami on July 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I dunno. Axelrod seems to be cutting his own throat every time they turn him loose on Twitter. What happened to the Obama Olympics, anyway?

de rigueur on July 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Projection. This is getting old.

…Obama has brought in more money from employees of banks, hedge funds and other financial service companies than all of the GOP candidates combined, according to a Washington Post analysis of contribution data…

…Obama has outdone Romney on his own turf, collecting $76,600 from Bain Capital employees through September — and he needed only three donors to do it…

Fallon on July 23, 2012 at 7:14 PM

ok, so why there is no article in hot air with the title “obama raking in from corrupt banks?”

there is ZERO articles in hot air about a huge scandal that half america is thinking of suing:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/us-barclays-libor-litigation-idUSBRE86217E20120703

anyway, both obama and romney are being sponsored by now proven thieves, why should we vote for either of them?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Team Obama: Romney really needs to prove his overseas trip isn’t “one long photo op and fundraising tour”

That’s like one spouse asking the other, “Can you guarantee we’ll have fun on this vacation and that it won’t rain at all?”

Looks like the Dems are skidding on ice again, and will just have to wait till Mitt gets back to find out. Not that they won’t spin or make things up, of course.

Liam on July 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I am sure he won’t be strapping the family dog on top of the jet.

Electrongod on July 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Electrongod:Lol,Oh gawd,everyone is on a roll tonight!:)

Daddy,Bo is on the wing……

Its okay honey,look on the bright side,Bo
could get sucked into a GE Engine,it`ll come
out,tasty and barbecued in one shot!
(snark)

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

How short do these freaking people think our memories are?

pcwichita on July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

People like Gibbs and other Hussein’s hussies are not speaking to people like us.
They address their people, those with IQs in single digits who look forward to the words of the next song to sing for Hussein , while waiting for their weekly rations of lotion

burrata on July 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM

If Romney doesn’t get a Nobel Prize out of this trip, I’m not voting for him.

Mr. Arkadin on July 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You will enjoy this

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hold on now some of those people were knifed, a few beaten to death, some were mauled with power tools, and at least one got his skull flattened with a 2×4. Chicago is an equal-opportunity kill zone. Why do you rightie wing-dings hate equal opportunity?

Bishop on July 23, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I am not a rightie wing ding!

I am a right wing nut job, so let’s get that straight.

Curtiss on July 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

We’ve had two weeks now of laughable projection from the Obama campaign. Are these people mentally challenged?

NotCoach on July 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

anyway, both obama and romney are being sponsored by now proven thieves, why should we vote for either of them?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

You make a really good point.

Stay home in 2012.

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

President Obama Saturday commissioned Air Force One to travel to a campaign rally near Richmond, Virginia,

a location only 90 miles away from the White House,

Couldn’t that big beautiful Canadian bus get him to Richmond in an hour and a half, on less than $100 worth of fuel?

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

This is just getting weird. Obama sends Mooch to chase Romney?

Really?

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I was trying to find Romney’s itinerary for this trip and read in a Fox News article that she is leading the US team at the opening ceremonies. So many questions……

Will she wear a navy blue blazer, a straight, pleated skirt with ankle socks and…. gasp! white bucks along with a beret? OMG!!!!

Will she do pushups to show off those “guns” as they proceed?

Will she do jumping jacks or run sack races in her spare time with other ‘dignitaries’?

It’s always nerve-wracking when she goes abroad. One never knows if she will paw the Queen or wear a short,full skirt on a windy day to remind us that baby-got-back.

The Daily Mail will do us proud with loads of cringe-making pics, for sure.

Cody1991 on July 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

anyway, both obama and romney are being sponsored by now proven thieves, why should we vote for either of them?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

So stay home and dream about killing babies.

NotCoach on July 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Democratic State Sen. Louise Lucas, An official Obama “Truth Team” surrogate in Virginia, said the following on the John Fredericks Morning Show: “What I am saying to you is Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to a segment of the population, who does not like to see people other than a white man in a White House or any other elected position.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/07/23/Obama-Truth-Team-Leader-Romney-Racist-Campaign-Supporters-Want-White-Man-In-White-House

davidk on July 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Well done~!!

Key West Reader on July 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Key West Reader:I gots inspirated with your video,googled
for Air Force One Log book,and that popped
up——————:)

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

The Obamaites sure do like to throw that “Prove” word around when they refer to Romney.

Coming from anyone connected to Obama makes that just a bit hypocritical imo…

Obama has spent millions of $$$ preventing Americans from finding out who he really is…

I mean really , Obama or his minions will stand there straight faced and accuse any conservative of something they themselves have been doing for ever…

News flash to liberals, we are not buying your bullcrap any more…

You SUCK.

RockyJ. on July 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

oh, but don’t worry, he’ll get around to it in a second term of course!

There is nothing Barry won’t put off until after the election. But given the track record of Barry keeping his promises, what are the odds he ever visits Israel? 50-1?

rcpjr on July 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

de rigueur on July 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

lol=’Chicago is out?!’

too funny

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Are these people mentally challenged?

NotCoach on July 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Yes.

Flora Duh on July 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Oh, I’m sorry, do the American people demand their political candidates to do something more than speak at fundraisers

Absolutely.

We should demand that Romney get in a round of golf while he’s there, to prove his srsnss.

malclave on July 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

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