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Middle East Crisis – Border Crisis – Ukraine Crisis and Obama’s Fundraising Trips

the-amateurHat tip to Fox News for this Report

 President Obama began his three-day West Coast fundraising tour in Seattle with an admission that mushrooming global crises were adding anxiety to an American public already concerned about the economy. 

“Part of people’s concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet where we need to be based on the new order,” said Obama, who later cautioned against letting those anxieties lead to cynicism and a lack of interest in democracy.

“People who really need government to work for them on their behalf, they withdraw, they opt out, and that makes government even more dysfunctional,” he said.

The president already has taken heat for making time for a burger stop and fundraisers last week shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine, killing hundreds. While the president repeatedly has addressed the tragedy in public, he also spent his Sunday playing golf at Fort Belvoir. 

Later Tuesday, Obama will attend a Democratic Party fundraiser in Seattle, before catching Air Force One to San Francisco. He’ll end the three-day swing later this week in Los Angeles. 

The White House has defended the president’s busy political schedule, which the president’s team largely has not changed in response to world events. 

Obamax-large“What the president is looking at and what his team is looking at is, does he have what he needs to do his job?”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday, in response to questions about the president’s fundraising. 

Asked about Obama’s fundraising last week in New York, Earnest said it was not a mistake and noted that the president made calls to the leaders of Ukraine and Malaysia amid the Flight 17 tragedy. 

“When the president travels, he travels with an array of staff and advisers and communications equipment that allows him to do his job from wherever he happens to be,” Earnest said. “And if it becomes clear that there’s a need for him to come back to the White House in order to fulfill those functions, then we’ll make a change in his schedule. Right now, it’s not apparent that that’s the case.” 

But Republican critics have questioned the president’s stay-the-course strategy on fundraisers. 

In response to the White House defense of its own itinerary, the Republican National Committee tweeted: “The White House still feels Obama’s choice of burgers & fundraisers over responding to crises was the right one.” 

Aside from the Malaysia Airlines tragedy and deliberations over how to respond to the suspected Russian connection, the administration continues to grapple with the surge of illegal immigrant minors along the U.S.-Texas border, and with the mounting death toll in the war between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 

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After Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of National Guard personnel to the border in his state to deal with the surge, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ribbed the president for his schedule. 

“The fact is if the president weren’t so busy playing golf or pool, he would know the integration has been happening,” Gohmert told Fox News, referring to collaboration along the border between various Border Patrol and security officials. 

Obama did abandon one idea for the trip, however. The White House had been in touch with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about a presidential appearance on his show during the stop in Los Angeles, but is not going forward. 

“We elected not to do it this time, but hope we can arrange to do it in the near future,” a White House official said. 

But on the fundraising trail, Obama remains a potent draw among the Democratic Party’s wealthy donors, who pay up to $32,400 to be in intimate settings with the president. 

The fundraising highlight of the trip will be a Democratic National Committee event Wednesday at the Beverly Hills home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the ABC series “Scandal,” a drama set in modern-day Washington. Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role in the show, is among the hosts. 

So far this 2013-14 election cycle, Obama has attended 73 fundraising events for Democratic Party groups. During the 2009-10 midterm cycle, when Republicans won control of the House, Obama attended 98 fundraisers, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps detailed records of presidential travels and events. 

Obama has outpaced his predecessor in fundraising, having attended 395 fundraisers during his presidency as of this week. According to Knoller’s statistics, then-President George W. Bush had attended 217 at the same point in his second term. 

The 395 is more than Bush attended during his entire presidency. 

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Obama has devoted much of his effort to the Democratic National Committee, which last month raised $9 million and cut its debt to $3 million from a one-time high of $23 million. Obama also will raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the political arm of the party that assists Democratic House incumbents and candidates. 

While the House is expected to remain in Republican hands after the election, the fate of the Democratic-controlled Senate is much more in question, raising the stakes for fundraising. 

Obama has at least one bit of policy-driven business set aside for the trip. In Los Angeles on Thursday he plans to go to a community college to draw attention to jobs training, particularly for work requiring specialized skills, like health care. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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I Smell a Rat…in the Oval

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It saddens me each day that this country has so declined.

Obama has done more of the wrecking ball to this country in his 5 1/2 years that we have to be astute now and say deliberate.

No one ever asked to know anything about him and his records were sealed for a purpose. Some other interesting questions.

Why was Obama’s law license inactivated in 2002?

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Why was Michelle’s law license inactivated by court order?

According to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama – but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases.

WHAT!?

The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed!

Somewhere, someone had to know him in school… before he “reorganized” Chicago and burst upon the scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention and made us swoon with his charm, poise, and speaking pizzazz.

I Smell a Rat!

There was a whole movement to push him, protect him and keep him in office and this is what we found out the hard way.

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That same deviant group needs to continue with his wrecking ball style to keep the “Party” in power.

The democrat party of the past is dead and gone.

Wake up Americans and see what you are dealing with.

I couldn’t tell you how many are still in Zombie ville because of it they are!

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A Pictureview of Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America!

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The Four Horsemen of the American Apocalypse

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It is a sad day in America when all that can be written about is the sad state of American Apathy at a time when America needs Patriotism more than ever. The fact is America has been in a steep decline for more than a decade and there is no sign that the indifference we see from day to day is about to change.

What will it take to Wake up this Country?

Why is it that the American people always seem to wait until disaster strikes before they unite and rally for our national cause. I’m thinking of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 to site a couple of instances in which the American people came together in an effort to fight for our common causes of…

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I have to admit that there have been times when I have been tempted to throw in the towel and walk away from this burning desire to see America restored to her former glory, but something deep within me fights to keep that flame burning.

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WAKE UP AMERICA!

Don’t let that Flame Die

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Has Barack Obama Ushered in 1984 ?

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At a time when we may have thought we have seen it all in America comes a video that truly opens ones eyes.  I hope everyone will watch this short video as you won’t soon forget it.

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WAKE UP AMERICA !

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BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

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Freedom, is never easy…. Independence, is never soft

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A short but to the point commentary by… Brittius

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It should be reflected upon that the 4th of July is symbolically a day all around the globe for people who cherish Freedom.

It is not an account of America breaking from rule of British though ruled by Britain, it was when a People united to defy and rebel against a man who, was a tyrant (King George-III of England).

The English people remain closely allied with America, and many, over the past 238 years, have become family kin.

Others are kin via virtue of united in soul and thought, which the Latin translation of the Band of Brothers is, “That which Virtue unites, Death can not tear asunder”.

All English speaking peoples around the world should always be united, as a bond of Freedom.

Today, a criminal regime is in power in our government as too many voters wanted “free” stuff, rather than Freedom.

I have always said, “Freedom, is never easy.

Independence, is never soft”.

Sweat equity.

Hardscrabble.

Considering than a few Founding Fathers went bankrupt and died penniless as result of giving their fortunes so that our nation could be established and we, 238 years later, are the heirs of their legacy and unselfishness.

They were called fools by many.

Those men, are the reason why in 1812 an attempt to recapture our nation failed.

Those men laid foundation that slapped the German Kaiser and kicked Hitler squarely in the seat of his pants.

Now, we see and feel the wrath of a man in the Oval Office not only throttling back our nation into mediocrity but a man actually throttling by the neck, Lady Liberty, herself.

That is why it is despicable for anyone that is a Patriot, to not want to saddle up, and head into, the fight.

Seek legal venues, and if need be, a willingness to wrest our nation from the specter of Marxism. God is not with the Marxists.

The Marxists hate our Lord God Almighty.

God has always been, and remains, on our side, and the reign of corruption will ebb when the Good Lord gets fed up enough.

Right now, He is giving the evil atheist Marxist regime enough rope and then…

Remain strong and keep the spirit of Freedom alive.

Strengthen others needing it.

Have faith.

The job remains, ahead of us, because generations of Americans yet unborn, are counting on us.

Their souls are now with the Lord and they are depending on us today, to carry the fight, and win.

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A Dose of Reality…

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One cannot dispute President Obama’s claim of having “the most transparent administration in America’s history.” So true. It’s so transparent you can see right through it to his Imperial Presidency that will destroy the nation from within. Unless voters tip the balance of power back to the people very soon, the left’s disregard for Constitutional restraints and our rule of law will fundamentally transform America into a nation unrecognizable to the men and women who paid the price to see America rise as the world’s shining city on a hill – shining because we’ve reflected the beauty of freedom. We now get the government we asked for in 2008, and then four years later asked for more. As in the days of old, as history records in the book of Samuel in the Old Testament, in shortsightedness the people wanted someone to take care of them, to “do it for them,” so they cried out for a king. Though it wasn’t in their nation’s divine destiny, nonetheless they were given a king. Tragically, the people realized too late that their demand for a king was not in the people’s best interest. History is the best teacher. As America dethrones independence, self-responsibility, work ethic, and – most significantly – God, we’ll realize that elevating fallible men to provide for us and control us will be our downfall. Of course, it’s not too late to halt this transformation and begin the restoration of all that is right about America. It’s in our hands. With humble acknowledgment of the mistake we’ve made in demanding the proverbial king to take control, we can move forward with the imperative task of replacing an Imperial Presidency with a government of, by, and for the people again. Once we restore the proud and free ideals that made America exceptional, soon our allies will respect us as reliable again, and enemies will not trample us as they fear what happens when you mess with the United States Military. The people will be sparked with optimism and a spirit of ingenuity and generosity again; and being ever vigilant we can get back to the peace that only faith, family, and freedom can provide. It’s in our hands. It’s at the ballot box.

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While you were Sleeping America…

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Did Ronald Reagan see all those many years ago the dangers of the Progressive Liberal Movement in the United States of America?  Did he not as our President fight with every fiber of his being to bring about the end of that Evil Empire and bring down the Berlin Wall?

Did he not destroy the workings of Communism in our age?

How then is it that today we are seeing the Berlin Wall beginning to rise up again and this time in America? We are about to be destroyed by all those things which he and countless other Americans stood against and repeatedly warned us about?

Judgment day is here my friends and I fear that our greatest challenge today is our own President and all those Progressive Socialists who now hold power in our Capitol.

We the People must put a stop this come 2014 or I fear all will be lost and the Greatness that once was America will be no more!

We live in a day and age of Political Correctness and Government Corruption. The two work together for the sole purpose of dumbing down the American People. Well, the majority of us know better and are not going to allow the few to take from the many our Freedom.

Seems the smallest groups make the most noise in this Country and it has worked pretty well up until now.

You see, We the People have had enough!

We no longer will remain silent nor turn a blind eye as our Freedoms are slowly diminished. No Sir, we aim to take back our Country and put our Nativity Scenes and Crosses where ever we want in this Great land. We aim to bring to a halt Abortion on demand for the sake of Birth Control and we aim to bring Big Government down to its proper size and once again become a…

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It seems so many have forgotten what it means to be an American

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 We are a Representative Republic and that is what we are going to have, so help us God!

Only in America…

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1. Only in America… could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

2. Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black. 12% of the population is black.

3. Only in America… could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4. Only in America… can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5. Only in America… would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

6. Only in America… could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

7. Only in America… could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check, fly on an airplane or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8. Only in America… could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

9. Only in America… could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

10. Only in America… could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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b9440aefe84e5dbd089a91e9d1d06d76A thought from this article: Only in America: we will have the chance to throw out most of these politicians who support this liberal trash and elect people to represent us and work according to Constitutional guidelines.
In 2016, we can bring our country back. We must act now, before it is too late. Obama had done more damage than any other leader.

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At what Price Freedom?

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We are Americans and living in the land of the Free and the Home of the Brave and yet there are those among us who would destroy all that America stands for. 

I have to ask, how can any native born American desire to destroy all that has been fought for by those who have gone before us for the sake of an ideology of liberal socialism that has been proven to fail worldwide?

What is the price each of us are willing to pay for our freedom?

The internet has been full of rage over the ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’ we have found under President Obama, and one has to wonder just what each and everyone of us is willing to do in order to preserve this last great hope of mankind on earth.

The November Mid-Term Elections will be upon us before we know it and the time to act is now if we are ever going to win back our Country and our Freedoms.

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Sadly, most Americans aren’t paying attention to the perils we face as a Free People.

Sadly, most Americans are preoccupied with the everyday cares of life and leisure while others are sounding the alarm of eminent destruction.

Americans have not been this divided on the future course of this Country since the Civil War.

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