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Obama Travels to New York to Tape “The View”

by Keith Koffler on September 24, 2012, 5:31 pm

President Obama traveled to New York City today to tape an appearance on “The View,” the wildly popular yenta-fest that the Obamas have begun to regularly use as a tool for increasing their popularity with the electorate.

Michelle Obama will also participate in the taping, guaranteeing that a portion of the session focuses on eating vegetables.

While in New York to appear on The View, Obama will also stop by the United Nations to address the General Assembly. The speech will be delivered Tuesday.

Obama is not scheduled to hold any bilateral meetings with world leaders during his time in New York, an unprecedented snub and a huge missed opportunity to try to hash through thorny world problems in places like the Middle East and East Asia, where tensions between China and its neighbors are on the rise.

It’s unclear whether Obama will have bilateral meetings with members of The View following his session on the program.

“I think it’s insulting to Joy Behar to presume that she is any less capable than Hu Jintao of addressing the current Sino-Japanese territorial dispute,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today.

Obama may be avoiding meetings with world leaders because he’ll be completely exhausted  following his cross examination on The View. Here’s the group of crack journalists tearing to shreds Nicki Minaj, who dropped by the show today.

“The yenta style of interview is very effective,” said The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg. “I mean, if you can segue during an interview from the crisis in the Middle East to the price of potato salad at Zabar’s, you catch people off guard. And then you move in for the kill.”

Some world leaders professed to be unbothered by Obama’s failure to meet with them.

“We might be able to make progress on the European debt crisis, enhance our approach to Iran, and make improvements to the world economy,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Who would want that?”

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Girly1 September 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The inmates are running the asylum….stop the world, I want to get off!

Cooper September 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Me too.

Sadie September 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

It’s a combo of the King of Hearts and Ishtar. : )

Keith Koffler September 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

It’s true. Imagine Reagan or Eisenhower or even Kennedy appearing on this ridiculousness?

Langley Spook September 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Besides the LAME excuse Carney said about Obama using the phone to stay in touch with world leaders (just like he dosent need a “PDB” in person)… whats the REAL reason Obama is SCARED of meeting with world leaders?

pianogirl88 September 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Maybe he realizes that the “transparency” he’s talked about so much is only apparent when the leaders of the world meet with him in person, and they are able to see right through him. It would be difficult, not to mention embarrassing, for him to haul TOTUS to his one-on-one meetings with other world leaders.

Lizzy September 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

Why not just email the PDB to all of us as we seem to be more
interested than he is and as far a secret his WH leaks are a thing of

Langley Spook September 25, 2012 at 7:19 am

We, the readers of WHD, know more & understand more about US-world ‘Foreign Affairs-National Security’ than this “Pres.” & his obnoxious WH staff.

cincycinco September 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

Clinton would’ve. He would have “scored” on 3/4 of them later as well, since he has no standards, restraint, or taste, and – according to Juanita Broderick – doesn’t even worry about consent.

Sadie September 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Minaj et twits.

srdem65 September 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

ewwwww, snap. good one.

P Dufour September 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I am not a hateful person… But…I HATE THE OBAMAS.
Thanks for letting me vent.

God save America from tyranny.

gobnait September 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Me too.

Lizzy September 25, 2012 at 6:06 am

Me too.

Langley Spook September 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

So Say We All.

cincycinco September 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

P Dufor,

I am not a fan of the Obamas, but I do not hate them. I just recognize them for what they are.

They are but tools of the Almighty as well, and they serve God’s purpose whether they intend to or not, whether they wish to or not. Do not disgrace yourself before God by allowing them to pull you down to their level of hatred. Look at them and know they are but sick and misguided, and that they only have prospered because it suits God.

Saul was a plauge on Israel because they demanded a king, despite all warnings by God through Samuel against it. He cursed them by giving them exactly what they wanted, and Saul proceeded to do everything Samuel told them he would. Does this not ring any bells? Does this not sound like Obama’s ascent to power and the 2008 election?

No, love the sinner, no matter how hard that may be, and hate the sin. Do this for YOUR sake, NOT theirs, and know well that God’s got this one. Perhaps God is testing OUR ability to control OUR OWN hatred? I know it’s not easy, but we MUST be better than them, or we have no room to complain about anything, and no claim on Heaven’s rewards.

Obama is a small candle with a short wick, and he will be judged by God in the end and rewarded equal to his deeds. You may depend on that.

God Bless You
God Save The US
God Protect Israel

Rod September 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Glad to see he’s looking after the important stuff. Not sure which is worse – Ubama or the 47% (or more) who wouldn’t think of voting for Romney over this.

Sadie September 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

We can unseat BHO. Whatever percentage are glued to their seats/positions are stuck, shackled to their ideology.

srdem65 September 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

There’s no pressing reason for the world leaders to meet with MrObama on any level. To them, he’s a paper tiger who can’t even control his own government and might not be around come January 2013,

If he had met with PMNetanyahu, Iran might have taken that as a signal of alliance and upped the tension between the two countries. As for the European leaders, they don’t need someone whose country is falling deeper into debt telling them how to manage their economies.

On the whole, MrObama is not much on the world stage anymore. They got his number, judged his political ecumen and he comes up wanting.

Keith Koffler September 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Great point about the symbolism of meeting Netanyahu – and the symbolism of not meeting with him.

Lizzy September 25, 2012 at 6:09 am

Do you know how we could should our desire as regular American’s to
send our heartfelt support for Netanyahu and our apologies for our
tactless ‘president’?

FLDemFem September 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Send it to the Israeli Embassy in DC. They will forward it to Mr. Netanyahu

Sara B September 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I was wondering if BiBi Netanyahu had a daytime talk show perhaps he would have an easier time getting a meeting with obama. Either that or purchasing a $3 chance to dine with prezzy at fundraiser.

Keith Koffler September 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Ha! Wish I’d thought of that.

Sara B September 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

You are welcome to use it anytime!

cincycinco September 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

“purchasing a $3 chance to dine with prezzy at fundraiser.”

This would not help. Remember what happened the LAST time they were together and the dinner bell rang?

‘He immediately presented Mr Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a previously-made call to halt all new settlement construction in east Jerusalem.

When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: “I’m going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.” ‘

BiBi would have to give up Jerusalem to get the Iman in Chief to break bread with him again. Even then, I bet the meal would be salt-free…

FLDemFem September 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Obama lied about dinner. That night Michelle and the girls were in NYC. They didn’t get back to DC until the following day.

Noma September 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

View ? PU !

ImNoDhimmi September 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Excellent comments, all.

WMP September 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Wow – what a leader. Geeze – the man is working really hard and here we are bashing him for going on The View. Life is tough. Why even Mrs. O says they (the Black Community) still have a long ways to go from where things were when the underground railroad was part of history. Why even she and Barack could never have gone to college if they didn’t have help from the government. I really feel for them – don’t ya all?

gracepmc September 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I am disgusted by the way this Administration has handled the murder of a US Ambassador. And because I am disgusted I hope that Whoopi Goldberg asks Barack Obama to clarify for us all whether the reported rape of Ambassador Stevens was a “rape, rape” or “not a rape, rape”.

Sara B September 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Grace come on … Questions like that on the view? Even on 60 minutes he was asked about where he goes to be “alone with his thoughts.”

gracepmc September 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

Sara, Come on it’s MY fantasy! A girl can dream. An American can hope. You gotta laugh at some of this stuff. And just when you think it can’t get any more ridiculous we get Mr. Eye Candy! :)

Lizzy September 25, 2012 at 6:10 am

That must have been ‘thought’ I doubt he’s capable of more than one.

Sadie September 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Ready for this one …

“Barbara Walters kidded Michelle Obama about bringing the president as her “date,” Obama quipped, “I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here.”

He can’t tell the difference between “eye candy” and an “eye-sore”.
It’s early, but he’s truly a hollow-weenie.

Girly1 September 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

LOL….you scared me, Sadie. For a second I thought it was Barry who called Michelle the ‘eye candy’….
“Hollow-weenie” – perfect!!! He doesn’t need a costume….

Star September 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm

He might have meant “arm candy,” but is so unhip he didn’t know the term. Dorkosis.

Susan September 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

That Carney barker is such a card. He must be a real laugh a minute at funerals. Somehow I doubt President Kardashian could top his callous comment about the events resulting from his Arab Spring being “bumps in the road”, but maybe Mooch can top her faux pas to the CBC gala on Saturday…

“Now, back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad…”

She knows about as much about the Underground Railroad as her husband knows about intercontinental railroads. Nobody rode the Underground Railroad. It consisted of a secret network of brave people, mostly white people I might add, who helped slaves find their way to freedom in the Northern states. Besides, just what involvement did her husband’s Kenyan ancestors have with the Underground Railroad or slavery in America? Zip, zero, zilch.

Girly1 September 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

She probably thinks Harriet Tubbman was a railroad conductor! What a dunce.

Girly1 September 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

….sorry, that’s one “b” in Tubman.

cincycinco September 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

“just what involvement did her husband’s Kenyan ancestors have with the Underground Railroad or slavery in America?”

Well, ah, they were kinda the same color as some folks that were around then, and, um, well, since some of the folks that were mean to folks that were that color were white, er, we need to take it out on white folks now for looking a little like someone who was mean to someone who was sorta the same hue as Obama 150 years ago!

Yeah, THAT’s the ticket! He’s a victim by extension!

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