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Obama Was ‘Too Busy’ To Visit Wisconsin

From the Politico:

Obama says he was too busy to visit Wisconsin


Asked why he didn’t visit Wisconsin before last week’s recall election there, President Obama had a simple answer Monday: He’s busy.

Obama has his priorities. And they do not include campaigning for anyone but himself.

"The truth of the matter is that as president of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities," he told WBAY, the ABC affiliate in Green Bay in one of eight local interviews he conducted Monday to launch a White House initiative that will direct $2 billion to rural communities from the Small Business Administration

Somehow the Politico fails to note that Obama was not too busy to attend a number of fundraisers during the crucial last two weeks of the recall campaign, including several in Wisconsin’s neighboring states.

For the record, according to another piece in the Politico, Obama has now attended more than 153 fundraisers since taking office. And he is scheduled to attend six more fundraisers today. In fact, today is the ninth weekday out of the last 27 that Obama has been on the road and collecting campaign cash.

By comparison, former President George W. Bush attended 86 re-election fundraisers either for himself or on behalf of his party during his first term. Bill Clinton attended 70, and former President George H.W. Bush went to just 24. President Reagan attended none. Zero.

Obama said he didn’t see the recall as foreshadowing a tough general election for Democrats in the state. "I think probably you have specific circumstances in Wisconsin. Keep in mind, it’s pretty unusual when a governor attracts this time [sic] of attention in the middle of his term. And my suspicion is that all across the country governors who are having to deal with tough budgets have to make tough decisions, but one of the lessons learned is that it is better to make them with people as opposed to against people."

Huh? Does this mean he is endorsing Scott Walker’s decisions? It would seem so, since Walker has won all of the subsequent recall votes. He must be on the side of the people.

In another interview, a reporter from WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla., asked Obama if he was interested in appearing on "American Idol" or "America’s Got Talent" to show off his singing skills. "I’m going to try to keep my singing to the shower most of the time," the president said

That was a fair question, given that Obama has been on just about every other celebrity show.

In fact, Obama does seem to be acting more like an ‘American Idol’ contestant than a President. But without an ‘American Idol’ contestant’s quiet dignity.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama Was ‘Too Busy’ To Visit Wisconsin”

  1. Astravogel says:

    TCP was also “too busy” to attend the D-Day observences,
    or the Battle of Midway ceremonies (which were widly ignored – I
    think I was the only one to have that) or the lack of a budget, or
    so on and so on. Probably brushing up on his latest “Sorry” speech.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “The truth of the matter is that as president of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,”

    This is one of many of his sublimely ridiculous, idiotic, asinine statements.
    1) 100% of America knows this, you jerk.
    2) How about you tell us about some of those “responsibilities”. (Where’s Joe Friday when ya need him?)
    3)If you spent your time actually doing those things that those responsibilities required of you, we wouldn’t be having such a problem with you. Number one on the list: “To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”. Tough one, ain’t it?
    4) If ever there was a quintessential example of “shirking responsibility”, you would be it.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    American Idle, eye, dee, ell, ee.

    There FIFY

  4. GetBackJack says:

    Obama couldn’t be bothered because he was holed up in Air Force One in the Presidential bathroom with a ‘shopped picture of Elizabeth Warren and his SS detail wondered what the fevered sounds of fap fap fap were until ….

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