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Live Stream || Carney Briefing – February 27, 2012

by Keith Koffler on February 27, 2012, 12:27 pm

The briefing has concluded.

{ 23 comments }

Janice/Granny Jan February 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

From ACE:

President Obama flew to Florida this past week to explain high gas prices. According to the Washington Post, on his way to Florida this past Thursday, reporters were “perplexed” at the President’s 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking 1 hour and 15 minutes. The flight was in the air an extra 30 minutes, burning precious fossil fuels.

It does not seem a coincidence that the President landed right at half time of an NBA basketball game between the star studded Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Some theorized that the President delayed his flight in the air to watch more of the basketball game.

What?

DeniseVB February 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

He didn’t have to pay for the gas…. What? Me Worry? Obama?

pianogirl88 February 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Nope…that was just his way of telling ME-chelle, “I, too, can take the jet and use more fuel that I really should” as he blows some “raspberries” (out of season, organic, and costing a small fortune) at her!

AZ Granny February 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

According to the Air Force, the cost of operating Air Force One is $179,750 per hour. Taxpayers paid $89,875.00 for that extra 30 minutes, or $1,497.92 per minute! Per minute! That’s more than some people earn. How many hungry people would that have fed?

Susan the First February 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

According to the below report “…Obama has logged more than 10,000 flight miles this year on trips that have included fundraisers.”

If my calculations are correct, in 58 days he (sans Mooch) has flown 10,000 flight miles for a total cost of $1,797,500,000. More than a billion dollars has been spent in less than 2 months to tote this wannabe dictator around the country. According to the same article, the FEC reported that the Obama campaign has reimbursed a little more than $1.5 million of the more than $1 billion in costs. Totally outrageous.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/presidential-piggybacking-obama-trips-combine-official-political-business/story?id=15768474

DeniseVB February 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

GWB campaigned also during his run for second term, but the RNC kicked in $$$$ for the fundraising trips. I haven’t seen that disclosure for Obama yet. (Yes, I was a Dem then, therefore, I whined) ;)

Annie's Mom February 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Your guesstimate of 10,000 miles is way off. Washington DC to LA air miles is about 2300 miles. He’s done that several times…and add in Florida, Michigan, et al….more like 10 times your miles.

srdem65 February 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Oh goody. We’re about to view another installment in the on-going drama of the “WhiteHouse Toadies” led by the puppet called JayCarney. In this on-going saga of how the once respected Press has lost it’s way, MrCarney will praise the virtues of the Puppetier and the Toadies will smile and nod in agreement.
After the filming, the Puppetier’s helpers will punch the tickets of the Toadies so that they will keep their place in line at the WhiteHouse buffet and a chair in the basement dungeon.

Janice/Granny Jan February 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Srdem, You should start your own blog on Blogger. It’s free and they/Google have never bothered me. You write better than 99% of the people out there. If you want I’d even custom design your own background picture for your blog. I’ve always done my own. It’s an option they allow and it’s so much fun.

DeniseVB February 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Please, WordPress, Please ! It’s so much user friendlier than blogger/blogspot. Have been trying to move MOTUS to WP because I’m too lazy to figure out how to post over there ;)

srdem65 February 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Thank you, that’s gonna make my head swell even bigger.
But, no thanks for the offer; I prefer to snark, snipe, and comment without having to do the actual work that bloggers must do to stay current.

I don’t have half of the talent and dedication that you show with every video you make. Keep up the good work, don’t let them push you around.

sportinlife10 February 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

She’s right, you know.

sportinlife10 February 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

My comment was nested incorrectly: I meant to comment on what a pleasure it is to have ANYTHING in common with someone as well-informed and articulate as srdem65.

Susan the First February 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

All the praise is well-deserved srdem. You have a way of putting to words the thoughts many of us share in such a funny and snarky way. You and Granny Jan are my heroes.

There is an Obamabot posting under my name over on Keith’s dinner party article, so I’m taking on my own title.

Star February 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I always enjoy your posts, SrDem, so add me to the chorus. But as one who does blog daily (2 blogs), it does take on an everydayness. Keith makes it look easy.

Janice/Granny Jan February 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thanks so much. My greatest dream, though, is to retire on Nov 6, 2012. The uncomfortable truth about blogging and making videos is how much self-promotion you have to do. You have to have lots of moxie to take all the negative comments. I have about 400 people blocked on You Tube mainly for calling me a racist.

DeniseVB February 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

GJ, I have a feeling you’ll be needed for 5 more years, Obama said so himself :D

Annie's Mom February 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

No, no…say it ain’t so!!!

Keith Koffler February 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

Hey y’all no stealing srdem away from here.

DeniseVB February 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I wonder how much longer Jake Tapper will be allowed to stay in the WH press room?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/obama-sale-of-first-family-photo-tests-campaign-rules/

DeniseVB February 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Clarify: Jake didn’t write the article, he tweeted it :D

sportinlife10 February 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

That is so funny: The first lady is photoshopped alkmost to the point of anorexia, and it’s the only photo ever taken of the first children smiling.

Anonna February 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

That is their weird hand-grippy Christmas photo.

It makes much more sense as a campaign photo and I’m sure this was planned from the instant the Obama-ites realized there was one more vulnerable place in the system that they could exploit.

I hear calls for a restriction on how much the First Lady can travel and spend on her actiivities — this was never needed before because First Ladies had respect for their position and the fact that it is funded by taxpayer money. But not MoochMORE, Michelle Antoinette, Mama Greedy-Gimme — she discovered she could have staff and trips and she’s been on a tear ever since.

The misuse of this photo is another example of this mindset.