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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, June 12, 2013

10:00 am || Departs White House
11:25 am || Arrives Boston
1:45 pm || Delivers remarks at an fundraiser for Ed Markey for Senate and the Massachusetts Democratic Party; Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Roxbury Crossing, Mass.
2:45 pm || Departs Boston
5:40 pm || Arrives Miami
7:25 pm || Delivers remarks at DNC fundraiser; Private Residence, Miami Beach
8:55 pm || Delivers remarks at DNC fundraiser #2; Private Residence, Miami Beach
9:55 pm || Departs Miami
12:05 am || Arrives White House

All times Eastern

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67 Responses to Obama Schedule || Wednesday, June 12, 2013

  1. Poor thing,,,he’s going to be tired on Thursday. Imagine keeping this kind of schedule. Let’s just hope the weather is good so he can take the helicopter to AAFB rather than messing up the morning commute on the beltway for the rest of us who have to use it tomorrow.

    • of course he will.. will wave out the window from AF1 either before landing at Logan or after taking off and heading for Miami. Am surprised he didn’t take an extra day and meet up with his BFF Tiger and get in a round or 2 of the sand traps.

    • “Gee, think he’ll have time to stop in and see some of the Boston Marathon masacre victims?” – Robin H

      Well, maybe we’ll get a picture of him looking thoughtfully out the window of the plane, like the “moment of silence” he had that was so lovingly documented (but not by the press, they weren’t invited) for Boston before?

      http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/04/23/obamas-moment-silence-photo-op/

      WHAT A CARING MAN! (sarc!)

      “Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward.” – Jesus, Matthew 6:2

      (I know, it’s about charity, but it seems to apply here as well. This guy’s all show and crocodile tears, and there’s not an ounce of truth or compassion to him. Frankly, I would prefer he let mourners alone than come for a lying photo-op anyway…)

  2. First MrsO, and now they bring in the big gun (oops) to stump for MrMarkey. He must be in real trouble if they’re worried he might lose in as state as blue as MA.
    The last time the President vouched for a MA Senator candidate it didn’t go so well.

    • At least for one day we have honesty in the White House.

      No pretenses, no illusions. The WH schedule admits that Obama’s ENTIRE job is campaigning. It’s his longest “work day” and it’s 100% campaigning (and to and fro).

      Think the LIV’s will notice where THEIR money is going?

  3. The day after the election, Valjar announced that His Majesty would be spending more time ‘out amongst the people’. Translation: Only the ‘People’ who can afford to pay him $35K for an hour of his time. We, the Commoners, are the ones who are expected to pick up the tab at an hourly rate of $181,000! And, in case you haven’t noticed, we have also been banned from the royal palace! It’s time for a ‘palace coup’! Let’s tear down that moat!

  4. Can’t wait to get a chance to see the President of the United States of America today – especially this one! Despite all the partisan noise, President Obama is a great President – tackling the biggest domestic economic threat the cost/structure of healthcare, establishing the Consumer Financial Protection bureau, advocating for the civil liberties of gay people, women’s financial rights, and generally being a deep thinking and measured leader (avoiding US boots in Libya and Syria. Oh, and he got Bin Ladin. If it weren’t for the obstructionism of some people on the radical right (that just seem racist to me) he would be doing so much more for the neglected middle class of this fine country.

      • I will – I’ll ask him why he didn’t call out the names of the Republican congressmen that denied the funds for embassy security. What’s up with you’re inability to see the root cause of this tragedy? And by the way, he’s a pretty aggressive President from a military standpoint. I wouldn’t want to be an anti-American activist in Yemen (buzz-boom – poof!)

        That being said, this bizarre obsession with austerity is making our country structurally weaker. We need much more spending on education, infrastructure and research. That’s what creates a strong and competitive economy.

        In fact, we should be making the internet a public good rather than private property. Remember, the roads, and wireless frequencies that are used by the internet/cell companies are PUBLIC spaces and airways. Access to broadband should be like access to surface roads. Open to all. Rather than skimming the wealth off the middle class by private companies to benefit a few individuals.

        • Embassy security – The White House wanted to “normalize” the embassy in Libya, which is why it didn’t have any added security. The GOP doesn’t control how funds are disbursed to different embassy, and it is the administration’s job to prioritize security. THEY knew there was a problem. THEY did nothing. And they continued to do nothing once the attack was underway.

          More spending on education? That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. We spend more and more, and the results worse and worse every decade. The issue is that while we’ve increased the $$$, it has gone to teacher pay and benefits (with no tangible improvement in performance) and ADMINISTRATION. But, hey. Let’s throw even more money at it. I’m sure that will help. This is government make-work. Welfare for those in education field.

          And making the internet a “public good” means handing it over to the government to control.

          You really are a useful idiot, aren’t you?

        • Brad, How long have you been unable to come to grip with reality and the truth. What color is the sky in your delusional world? Probably communist red.

        • Last night, it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request.

          The news broke on TheBlazeTV’s “Wilkow!” hosted by Andrew Wilkow, by best-selling author, Ed Klein who said the legal counsel to Clinton had informed him of this information.

          Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/hillary-clinton/2012/10/26/report-hillary-asked-more-security-benghazi-obama-said-no#ixzz2W1K0jxpe

    • I think our friend Brad is one of those internet Obama-bots. Paid for OFA.

      He hits all the talking points beautifully, and also throws-in just a smidgen of racism.

      This guy is on the payroll.

        • You can believe what you’re saying. Most useful idiots do.

          And you can “think” we are morally and factually wrong, but we are not.

          I guess the “more later” is because you need to google frantically to dispute my arguments?

          Go ahead. I’ll wait.

        • Brad:

          Since you mention moral and factual…

          What do you have to say about the State Dept. lady who said funding was never an issue in Benghazi?

          When the majority of blacks voted against Bush, did you call that racism? Why, among the hundreds of arguments made against Obama’s policies, is his race never mentioned (except by idiots)? Please define precisely and factually why “racism” has anything to do with objections to Obama’s policies. (We can all use a good education).

    • Brad, it’s really cool that you have taken time out from your daily activities at OFA to speak to a few of us on the ‘radical right that just seem racist to you’. You say if it wasn’t for the racists, your boss would be doing so much more for the neglected middle class, eh? In case you didn’t notice, the middle class had the biggest tax hike on Jan. 01 …ever! Additionally, Obamacare is going to increase premiums drastically for the middle class. And guess what, they won’t be able to keep their doctors! He lied! None of my physicians at Cedars Sinai are on the CA approved list! Guess I’ll just have to pay more for my Blue Cross. So, when you see your guy today, please give him a message to quit messing with us! Just ask him where he was the night of Benghazi.and who gave the order to stand down – ..then get back to us.

      Oh, and btw, we don’t need to spend more on education – we need to abolish the Dept. of Education and the unions. We’re turning out a nation of illiterates who know nothing about the real world and how it functions. Sorta like the guy in the White House!

      • Actually, I had to drive to work so I can continue to pay my fair share of taxes, which supports the things I value – police, fire, roads, schools, a mostly fair system of laws, a free press and the right for you idiots to be wrong.

        So, on the ACA/Obama care. Let me get this straight – because YOU Personally cannot see one specific doctor, the entire healthcare reform is invalid? Really? A little ego centric and cherry picking I think. The ACA corrects the most egregious abuses of the “free market” such as denying coverage for pre-existing conditions (i.e. the definition of insurance), expanding the role of Medicaid to prevent “free loading” of the uninsured (see Mitt Romney for that quote). This is very important because uninsured people not only cost us all more money by using emergency rooms as their primary care, but makes us a less competitive country if a large portion of the population is unable to access preventative medicine.

        In addition, I think untying healthcare from the workplace makes the workforce more mobile, efficient and entrepreneurial – people will move jobs to seek their best opportunities in the market. And what is your right wing response to creating a structurally more entrepreneurial work environment?

        The biggest problem with the ACA as I see it is the lack of a public option. Remember, Medicare and Medicaid are more efficiently run programs than private insurance. They do not have advertising costs, inflated executive salaries and bonuses. The fact is that their overhead is lower than most private insurance providers. A public option would have put more market pressure on rates, which would have mitigated the problem of rate increases we have all seen.

        Fella’s the fundamental disconnect we have is my Catholic belief that all life is sacred. And that no matter what our station in life we all deserve a fair portion of the societies goods (safety, health and the ability to work a meaningful job). The fact that some are born smarter, more organized, with the capacity to work hard, is not something they can take credit for entirely. It is mostly an accident of genetics (birth) and opportunity (social status). If you were born in an upper middle class home with two caring parents and a network of deep ties to higher education and community you will have many more chances to “make it” in this society. If you’re born in a violent ghetto – not so much. And being born lucky, in my opinion, and the opinion of my Catholic church, does not make you deserve to possess a disproportionate share of the communities wealth, which is the situation we are in… This leads to a discussion on the Eduction department and unions.

        • Ha. I haven’t made it but a bit into this – but you are completely wrong on this:

          The ACA corrects the most egregious abuses of the “free market” such as denying coverage for pre-existing conditions (i.e. the definition of insurance), ex

          That’s the “Definition” of “insurance”? Those words do not mean what you think they do. How about you get into a car wreck, and then try to up your collusion into full coverage.

          See, insurance should pay for unexpected, non-routine medical issues. Not yearly checkups. Not small emergencies. It should cover HUGE events.

          And because that is NOT how insurance has operated for years and years, the costs for even the simplistic things have gone up and up and up. Break an arm? That will be Six grand, thank you. Once you disassociate COST from the person getting the service, the cost will skyrocket.

          (ok, now back to reading your opus.)

          • Oh, and I went from an insured person, to an uninsured person because under the Affordable Care Act, my premium have gotten to expensive. So me, my husband, and my five children are now w/o health insurance.

            THANKS OBAMA. Thanks NANCY.

        • . Remember, Medicare and Medicaid are more efficiently run programs than private insurance

          Ba haaa haaa haaaa haaa …

          I just had to see that again. Comedy gold.

          First, Medicare isn’t managed by the fed government, but private contractors, ei – private insurance companies like Cigna and Blue Cross.

          As for no advertising costs /administration costs? LOL. That’s simply because it ignores all that.

          What about the claim that Medicare’s administrative costs are only 2 percent, compared to 10 percent to 15 percent for private insurers? The problem with this comparison is that it includes the cost of marketing and selling insurance as well as the costs of collecting premiums on the private side, but ignores the cost of collecting taxes on the public side. It also ignores the substantial administrative cost that Medicare shifts to the providers of care.

          Studies by Milliman and others show that when all costs are included, Medicare costs more, not less, to administer.

          http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/08/09/is-medicare-more-efficient-than-private-insurance/

          Read it and weep.

        • The fact that some are born smarter, more organized, with the capacity to work hard, is not something they can take credit for entirely.

          Seriously?

          How about the guy who is born to be a natural athlete and gets a full ride to a fancy big college, and then a multi-million dollar contract. That’s not fair.I want a scholarship too. I want to be able to play for the NFL.

          Brad, you’re hilarious. Comedy gold.

          What I enjoy about people like you is that you most likely have never lived in a bad neighborhood or actually known any of these people who were born w/o all those advantages. Undeserved advantages.

          Those poor pathetic souls, who have absolutely NO control of their lives. We should treat them like pets, I suppose?

          Oh, right. We already do. How’s that working out for them?

        • Brad
          You drove to work and now you are writing this thesis on company time. Great example of what’s wrong in America. Get your head down and your ass up and work. Which government agency employs you?

        • If you truly ARE a practicing, Jesus-is-the-Son-of-God believing Catholic, then you know LUCK has nothing to do with anything. Place and circumstances of birth are the result of the parents’ personal choices – it can also be referred to as ethical and moral choices and personal responsibility, Brad. We reap what we sow – simple as that. I speak from experience.
          And, just how wealthy IS the Catholic Church, Brad? How wealthy is any given religion? Is it “fair” for any religious institution to amass wealth? How many people does the Catholic Church or any other church “help” – factual, observable, dollars-and-cents help to the poor – with the wealth they have accumulated?
          And, as a Bible believing Catholic, what are your thoughts about minor girls being legally allowed to take the morning after pill? What do you think about the federal support for abortions that Planned Parenthood has received?
          And a free press? Surely you do not believe the MSM has been a free press for many, many years.
          What IS your fair share of taxes? Who has determined the fairness of the taxes you pay? Is it fair for you to pay taxes while others pay NOTHING as they spend the revenue they receive from your tax withholdings? Those people drive on the same roads that you drive upon, etc. etc. – so, you, my friend, are paying for your “privilege” as well as theirs.
          Make the internet a public good – have you heard of the NSA?
          Seriously, Brad – educate yourself. You have intelligence.
          Read some history – US and World history. Our past can light the way to a bright, promising future. If nothing else, knowledge of the past can enable us to avoid the same mistakes in the future.
          Ask yourself why the Lyndon Johnson “Great Society” has done nothing for the poor except to increase their ranks.
          There is a reason old sayings are old – they are truth – hence the “give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” We are actively perpetuating poverty in this country – we are not “eliminating” poverty as the “Great Society” promised.
          Ask yourself why men and women – citizens of the USA – were willing to lay down their lives for this country. It sure isn’t because they wanted to see us become a nanny state. They believed we were the land of the free and the home of the brave – and that we were the land of opportunity for everyone willing to WORK.
          Understand this – life is pretty darn hard for most all of us at one time or another. But, with the wisdom to learn and listen to God’s guidance as you make life choices:
          “Your beginning does not have to dictate your end.”
          -Joyce Meyer

        • Brad, have you forgetten about the millions of illegals who are not covered, as of this moment, under Obamacare? They will, according to Obama, be allowed to continue to use the ER! Why do you think healthcare costs have skyrocketed so much over the past 15 years? Why do you think so many ER rooms have closed down over the past 15 years? It’s not because of those of us who have insurance! The broad expansion of Medicaid will also mean fewer doctors and lower quality care, not to mention the fact that it will bankrupt states such as CA with the largest influx of illegals. Many docs are already dropping Medicare.

          What effect do you think the coming Obama amnesty for tens of millions of illegals is going to do with a healthcare system that is already in crisis? There is talk of including Obamacare with the newly amnetized, along with the benefits they are already receiving via the American citizens they have manufactured while living ‘in the shadows’ here in the good ol’ USA. What are we going to do about ‘family reunification’ when millions more arrive on our doorstep from third world countries all over the world to reunite with their newly legalized family members? Who is going to feed, clothe, house, educate and medicate them?

          I agree with you – all life is sacred. However, govt. sponsored healthcare is going to result in increased loss of life due to rationing and delayed treatment, draconian rules and regs. It took mass media coverage and the intervention of a federal judge to get the attention of Kathleen Sebelius re little Sara. She is undergoing the surgery as we speak! A week ago she wasn’t elligible. The world is praying for this little child who has been given a second chance to live thanks to divine intervention and the help of a federal judge. Others won’t be so fortunate when dealing with govt. death panels.

          Have a nice day!

  5. I don’t see any official business being conducted by our unspeakablely brave Commander in Chief on this campaign junket involving the extensive use of his royal flying coach, Airhead One. So who’s paying for this trip? Let me guess he only has to reimburse the government for the cost of a coach ticket on a regular airline. Can’t wait for the day that the government is so broke that this Public Enemy Number One of the Country is stranded in some out of the way airport because no jet fuel supplier will accept either a US Govt. credit card or check from his fawning courtiers to refuel his trusty flying steed. Cash Only!

    • Moochie doesn’t want the riff-raff tromping through her palace while she and her SouthSide friends are getting sloshed every day.