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Obama to Resume Campaigning Thursday

by Keith Koffler on October 31, 2012, 10:14 am

President Obama will get back on the campaign trail Thursday, once again turning from a crisis to the nation’s gambling mecca, Las Vegas.

As he did on Sept. 12, the day after the attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Obama will pivot from grave presidential duties – in this case his tour today of the hurricane-ravaged New Jersey shore – to board a plane the next day for the gaudy frivolity of Sin City.

Obama’s rebooted campaign will also take him Thursday to Boulder, Colorado, the White House announced this morning, and to Wisconsin, according to the Associated Press, a state that only recently has become a tossup Obama must defend.

With Nevada such a vital get for the Obama campaign, the president is in the midst of a kind of sudden love affair with the city, which he has twice dissed during his presidency.

In 2009 he noted, “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” A year later he counseled, “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

But the insults are over. Obama has been to Las Vegas four times since August, most recently last Wednesday.

Obama suspended campaigning Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, returning from Orlando, Florida, without even attending the rally he was scheduled to be at. He hunkered down at the White House Tuesday and is in Atlantic City today.

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William October 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

Guess they fixed the teleprompter…

Susan October 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

You mean “fritz” got fixed? Maybe that means he’ll pretend to be a kinder and gentler demagogue ;-)

cincycinco October 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

“…he’ll pretend to be a kinder and gentler demagogue” – Susan

Just until after the election. He’ll have more “Flexibility” then. Just ask Uncle Vlad.

John October 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Not only he goes, a backup 747 goes too ,plus a huge air force plane for his limo. Amazing what the taxpayers pays for to keep this lying clown in office.

Buzz October 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm

John said:
“Not only he goes, a backup 747 goes too ,plus a huge air force plane for his limo. Amazing what the taxpayers pays for to keep this lying clown in office.”

And he flew off to FL to make another teleprompter speech when he knew the hurricane was hitting the north east coast. Either someone in his administration or his campaign told him he needed to cancel that an get back to DC to look presidential. Wonder how much that useless round trip cost us taxpayers?

creeper October 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

Strange. There are only a small handful of votes in the two states combined. Why isn’t he going to Ohio or Pennsylvania?

Failed Obamessiah October 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Romney will win Harry Reid’s home state.

Make book on it.

Romney’s vectoring to win this election with more than 346 electoral votes.

Go ahead an vote, anyway.

NOBAMA 2012

Buzz October 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I bet Romney carries all 57 states.

TeaPartyPatriotTD October 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Because his internal polling is telling him he is going to lose those states…

Lizzy October 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

Well thanks to the boost from Christie in the photo op he’s done his duty of
caring so back to the attack.

Car in October 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

Eff Christy.

Can I say that? It’s how I feel.

Star October 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I hear he got lots more money for playing nice…

Star October 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm

For New Jersey cleanup etc, I mean, which when you come down to it, is his job.

jleinf October 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm

No money just donuts

Car in October 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

A friend said that during the immediate Sandy aftermath, they had trouble/COULDN’T move all his assets around. That is the real reason he stayed in the White House.

All the military plans were scattered, etc, and he literally (heh) couldn’t campaign. It’s still in a bit of disarray.

mo1 October 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

I consider his appearnace at the Red Cross a campaign event.

CKAinRedStateUSA October 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm

mo1, so do I.

I also expect him to appear in an Evel Knievel-like white jumpsuit with the American flag stitched all over it.

Oh, yes, he’ll be eating apple pie in between singing verses of “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

jleinf October 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Nice comment!

srdem65 October 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

This is really curious behavour from a sitting President five days from the election. He doesn’t just sit in the catbird seat, he controls it. Any message he wished the people of Nevada or any other state to hear can be done from the WhiteHouse press room. Anything he says IS the news.
Group interviews or sit-downs with the WhiteHouse press corp would be the top news of the day and he wouldn’t even have to leave DC.

Perversely, a continual round of visits to the same cities won’t change anyone’s vote to his favor, but could irritate the voters by upsetting their normal routines over and over. Maybe in DC the voters tolerate blocked streets, delayed flights and massive motorcades, but out in fly-over country they’re not just distractions but intrusions and disruptions that harden feelings.

uselogic October 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Agree. He PO’d a bunch of us rush hour Orlando commuters Monday morning. Up to 1.5 hr delay. Canceled his campaign stop to look Prezzy-dential….. but his motorcade takes the higher-profile, LONGER, more-crowded way through downtown to the airport. Could’ve taken the bypass expressway and saved 20+ minutes. But I guess they preferred to screw over as many regular folks as possible..

Cuz he’s The Won.

blondie October 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

Lets hope that with the resumption of the campaign,there is more coverage of Benghazi. I urge everyone to contact the major media and demand they cover it. Supposedly there are emails being held by media. This should be out before the election!! Imagine if it comes out after and he wins. He could be thrown out of office and we’d have Biden!!! God forbid.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/31/gingrich-rumor-says-networks-have-white-house-emails-telling-counterterrorism-group-to-stand-down-on-benghazi-rescue/

wolfgang Halbig October 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm

What is inscribed on Barack Obama’s wedding ring? Barack Obama has been wearing the same ring for over 30 years. When Barack and Michelle were married in October 1992, Barack used the ring as his wedding ring.

So, what is so important about this ring that Obama will never take it off?

The answer is shocking.

Obama signing legislation with him wearing the ring

Obama in Cairo, Egypt smiling and waving during his speech with his ring on

And what does the inscription on the ring Obama will never take off mean?

lâ ilâha illâ allâh: There is no God except ‘Allah’.

The most transparent president in history? Who is this person that occupies the oval office?

Does anyone really know?

Clint Eastwood’s September 7, 2012 interview with his home town newspaper The Carmel Pine Cone, is dead on: “President Obama is the greatest Hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” November 6th can’t come fast enough.

JAG October 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Why does this treasonous American murderer keep going to Vegas? Is he killing more people and wants it to stay in Vegas?

jleinf October 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Yeah, last time he couldn’t wait to get to Vegas 4 brave Americans were left to die and several Pakistani rioters died standing up for allah against the “anti-islamic video”. What a guy- Obama

Failed Obamessiah October 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm

What happens in Benghazi stays in Benghazi — unless some patriot blows the whistle, that is…

Nina October 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Disgusting!!!! After helping destroy our Nevada economy by telling people not to come here and causing massive cancellations for conventions, this man and his wife and their surrogates can’t get enough of Las Vegas! They are here every week to fundraise and drum up support to reelect the worst president in history. Meanwhile, our traffic is constantly being messed up and no doubt, our city is being left with the bills for the perpetual “hosting” of Obama, Michelle, Biden, and Clinton. Please go away and never come back!

ImNoDhimmi November 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

I can’t believe anyone living in Nevada would vote for Barry after his insulting remarks about Las Vegas.

Dave Rinehart October 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Please hold the White House accountable for Benghazi. Maybe ask some questions and ask more when you get stonewalled?

IS THIS REALLY TRUE?
I am veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler. White House Dossier is dedicated to preserving freedom by holding the White House to account.

lc southern October 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Keith does ask the questions. If you were a regular to this site you wouldn’t have to ask.

cincycinco October 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm

“With Nevada such a vital get for the Obama campaign, the president is in the midst of a kind of sudden love affair with the city, which he has twice dissed during his presidency.” – Keith Koffler

“Do as I say, not as I do” – Any Democrat.

Not surprising, really, given his mentor;

“An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth — truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing…. To the extent that he is free from the shackles of dogma, he can respond to the realities of the widely different situations….” pp.10-11 ” – “Rules for Radicals”, Saul Alinsky

No need for honesty or intellectual consistency. Everything is relative.

cincycinco October 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Oops, forgot to cite the site for the above;

http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

Ben Napier October 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

A completely worthless and clueless communist. He woudl sell his mother for a vote and has no principles, good or bad, at all. He should be doing time.

Greg C October 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Yeah he’s missing the party….

Kinnison October 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

You know, for a guy that dumped all over Las Vegas at the beginning of his presidency, he spends an awful lot of time there. It must be because he enjoys the company of all of the SEIU union members working in Vegas. Nevadans must be pretty misinformed to vote for a president that disses their major city and cuts into their convention business. “SEIU: Working on the Gaming Plantation.”

George October 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I dont know how anyone could vote for this man at all or ever again. He has ruined our economy , our jobs, messed with our freedoms, does as he pleases and doesnt protect our peoples. And now he goes to Los Vegas to campaign . As well as Senator Reid they both need prayed and voted out of office for all their spending and increasing our national debt, their failed stimulous packages and there phony health care bill and working against our people and their energy needs by putting coal out of buisness and not drilling for oil on federal lands and in the oceans and in Alaska and against a pipeline of oil with Canada which caused our gas prices to go higher and he wants them higher yet. Pray and vote them both out with all the other liberals who joined them in this shameful use of power . Sincerely ;

Pong October 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Isnt this the same guy that said “You cant go to Vegas on the taxpayers dime”?

Enough already, hang out in the ghetto of north las vegas all you want Obummer, we will never vote for you.

Nevada is going red, once and for all. Californians are moving out of the state and we are taking it back!

Jim October 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Why on earth would Obama spend five minutes in Las Vegas now? Ohio, Penn., almost anywhere else makes more sense. Go to a state where Romney would have to spend money…… I can’t think of any reason to appear there. I’ve never thought he had a lick of political sense but the people around him should.

Sharyn Herian October 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Vegas must be as sick of B O as Denver is. PLease, please let him be house hunting in Hawaii and not Colorado

don October 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

When things get tough the weak fly to Vegas

gracepmc October 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I am spitting mad. Just saw Obummer give a presser on NJ — and he’s all — moving assets here there and everywhere, his new 15 minute rule — everybody to return phone calls within 15 minutes — and cutting through red tape and bureaucracy =-= and what for Benghazi — jack for Benghazi that’s what. This guy is unbelievable. i have never been so repulsed by a politician as I am with this man who play acts at being President and saves nothing or no one but his own rear end.

blondie October 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

God bless you for listening. As soon as I saw his mug,I turned off the TV

gracepmc October 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I am recovering and could not move fast enough to click him off. What added fuel to fire is that I, like you, get him off as soon as I see his mug or hear he might be coming on. By the time I found the remote I was furious. 15 minute response time. 7 hour real time murder. And I might add a terror suspect that Turkey,our ally sent over to Tunisia, not the US and we still do not have access.

jleinf October 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hey, cheer up this maybe the last time he wastes our money on crony projects.

skyhook October 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm

mayby barry has figured out the slots

VotersOfNY October 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm

What is he doing in Vegas? Is he spending the stimulus money because he knows he’s going to be out of a job? Who’s paying for all the flying around in Air Force One. Does Romney get to use a free plane to campaign? We have to put Obozo in jail people, he’s definitely stealing from us.

jd October 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

while in las vegas, obama stays at a resort at lake las vegas. its a very nice high end place. he usually has his press conferences in minority neighborhoods.

Buzz October 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Didn’t Obama say that people should not be going to Vegas on the taxpay’s dime?

DEE October 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Hope Michelle gets some FREE traveling too … she is Overdue for another taxpayer paid Vacation !!

JamesT November 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Guess everything is fixed in New York and NJ and O needs a break in the land that it told everyone not to go to.

lil November 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Who is he meeting there in Las Vegas, is the question. A Rendezvous?

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