Posts Tagged ‘Obama’
African Americans for Obama is part of Obama’s website.
He leaves off the hyphen. I wonder if that’s significant.
I suppose we can look forward to Romneys’ “White Americans for Mitt”.
Check the Obama page under “Groups”:
“Environmentalists for Obama
A place for environmentalists to organize and speak out in support of President Obama and his environmental accomplishments.”
“Latinos for Obama”
“Native Americans for Obama
A place for Native Americans to organize and speak out in support of President Obama and his accomplishments.”
“People of Faith for Obama
Welcome to People of Faith for Obama, an online home to bring people of many different faiths together through shared values and a commitment to tolerance. The President believes people of all faiths have a place in American public life.”
Just so long as you accept his stand on abortion, birth control, end-of-life counseling, and adoption policies.
“Seniors for Obama”
“Women for Obama”
Read all about Julia.
“Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders”
“Educators for Obama”
That one’s a slam-dunk.
“Jewish Americans for Obama”
“President Obama has been and will continue to be an advocate and ally on issues important to the American Jewish community.”
Just so long as they don’t mention Israel.
For some odd reason, this item is on that page:
1. “Young Americans ages 18 through 26 can now stay on their parents’ insurance plans.
2. Insurance companies now offer many preventive services for free, including flu shots, checkups, cancer screenings, and cholesterol checks.”
[… and more]
“Obama Pride: LGBT Americans for Obama
“The work that we’ve done with respect to the LGBT community I think is just profoundly American and is at the heart of who we are.”— President Obama”
“Nurses for Obama
We hope you’ll use this space to get involved with the campaign’s work with nurses, contribute your ideas [Ed note: and your money], and help tell the story of how nurses are shaping this movement.”
Probably #2 behind teachers.
“Rural Americans for Obama”
“Veterans & Military Families for Obama
Welcome to the Veterans and Military Families for Obama online home—… Since day one, President Obama has made it a priority to keep the sacred trust we hold with those who wear the uniform of the United States and their families. Join us today as we continue to better serve those who have served this nation.”
“Young Americans for Obama”
I don’t think he’s left anybody out. How about “Midgets for Obama”?
Here’s something on another part of the site that will certainly give your leg a tingle:
“Cup of joe – With Joe”
“Want to have a cup of coffee sometime soon?
“I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about, but mainly I just want to say thanks for helping out.
“Make a donation to grow this grassroots campaign, and be automatically entered for the chance to come hang out — flight, hotel, and coffee on us. You can even bring a guest.”
That might go over about as well as “Dinner With Obama”. At least at that one, they got dinner.
In several places on the Obama site, they’re playing the “poor me” card:
“The spending on the other side this year is literally unprecedented.”
A blast from the past: In 2008, Obama told audiences on the Ellen DeGeneres show that
… forcing the uninsured to buy health insurance … would be like forcing the homeless to buy homes.
At the time, he was campaigning against Hillary Clinton.
… she mandates that everybody buy health care. She’d have the government force every individual to buy insurance and I don’t have such a mandate because I don’t think the problem is that people don’t want health insurance, it’s that they can’t afford it …
No one has ever convicted Obama of being consistent. Or perhaps it is the case that his position on that issue has evolved.
Two recent news items appear to have a connection.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley says he’s going to step down at the end of his current term.
Flanked by his smiling wife Maggie, who has been battling cancer for years, and their children, Daley called the announcement “a personal decision, no more, no less,” and said he and his family now begin a “new phase of our lives.”
If he wanted, he could be “mayor-for-life”:
For all but 13 of the last 55 years, a Daley has ruled City Hall ….
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is letting it be known that he’s looking to be the next Chicago Mayor.
If he wanted, he could without question be Chief of Staff for the next 4 years.
There’s a plausible explanation for these events: Emanuel (among others) believes that Obama’s re-election is not assured, and needs a “graceful exit”. At the other end, it’s likely that somebody made Daley “an offer he couldn’t refuse”.
He was a senior adviser and top fundraiser for powerful Chicago Mayor Richard Daley,
The election will be held on February 22, 2011.
Monday night, in Los Angeles, Obama said
“President Obama told a Hollywood fundraiser Monday night that he and congressional Democrats have passed the most progressive legislation in decades. “
He said that as if it were a good thing. We know, though, that “progressive” is the current word for “socialist”.
Besides announcing in unmistakable terms his devotion to socialism, he generated a world-class traffic jam in West Los Angeles. His arrival was carefully timed to coincide with afternoon rush-hour traffic (which under the best circumstances, is not nearly as much fun as a root-canal). Thousands of people were stuck in traffic for up to four hours.
“The massive traffic jam that resulted from President Obama’s motorcade and speech Monday night in Hancock Park is prompting calls for an investigation from some residents, who say they were caught in traffic for hours. “
“I can’t believe they did it during rush hour on a Monday.”
The next day, his departure was cleverly timed to coincide with morning rush-hour traffic.
Los Angeles voted heavily for Obama in 2008 – you’d think they’d be overjoyed to be stuck in traffic for four hours for their Golden Boy.
Life can be stressful in Washington, D.C. To help celebrate President Obama’s birthday (Aug 4), Michelle and her daughter Sasha, took a little vacation, traveling to Marbella, Spain. Marbella is on the southern coast, near Gibraltar.
Obama, however, will be in Chicago, having a simple dinner at Graham Elliot, with a few friends, including Oprah Winfrey.
Michelle and her daughter will be staying for four days at the Hotel Villa Padierna, one of the Ritz-Carlton chain (and one of the three in Spain). It’s considered “one of the world’s top 30 hotels”, and, according to the owner, “recently voted Spain’s most luxurious”. He said, “They don’t want anything special.”
According to the hotel’s website, it has 129 rooms, three 18-hole golf courses (too bad Obama won’t be there), no less than two Presidential Suites, three Villas, a 21,000 square foot spa “with more than eight themed baths”, and the other usual amenities expected in a 5-star hotel. The rooms start at $382/night, up to $552. The villas go for $6500. I can’t find a rate for the Presidential Suites, but they’re much smaller than the villas.
Part of “not wanting anything special” is that they reserved 60 of the 129 rooms – just about half the entire hotel. That’s understandable, considering that Mrs Obama and her daughter brought along “40 friends”. Then there are the bodyguards. You might be able to see a few of them in the photos on the Daily Mail website. The article says
About 70 U.S. Secret Service agents are also in Marbella, some of them dressed undercover as touriststs.
Look closely at photos 1, 3, and 5. Be the first to “Spot the Agent”. In photos 3 and 5, the tall bald guy seems to be wearing some sort of decorative pin at the top front of his shirt. Another one of the “tourists”, in photo 5, seems to be taking an interest in the photographer.
Travel to and from Spain is on Air Force Two. That’s the call sign used by any aircraft carrying the Vice President, First Lady, members of the Cabinet or Congress. The plane is a modified Boeing 757.
One estimate puts the cost of the trip, including those 70 Secret Service agents, at about $238,000.
But don’t think that this is a cushy jaunt at taxpayer’s expense. Not at all. The taxpayers are footing the bill for a serious diplomatic purpose:
Mrs Obama and her daughter are expected to visit Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at their summer palace on the island of Majorca, a short flight from Marbella.
Of course, nobody on the Left is going to say a word about the “carbon footprint” that the 7600-mile (round trip, D.C. To Madrid) generated.