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AP WH Reporter: Obama to India “for a Parade”

Associated Press White House reporter Julie Pace says President Obama is headed for India “basically for a parade and a visit to the Taj Mahal,” noting that the voyage is emblematic of the terminal stage of any presidency, “the non-essential foreign travel stage.”

Pace makes the even keener point that the junket begins just a few days after the State of the Union address, meaning the president will be visiting exciting, exotic locales when he might otherwise be promoting the initiatives in his speech.

“I think this says all you need to know about the likelihood that anything he announces on Tuesday actually gets done,” she said.

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57 Responses to AP WH Reporter: Obama to India “for a Parade”

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE AN AVATAR, SATISH CHANDRA, WHO CAN IMMEDIATELY MAKE INDIA THE SUPREME MILITARY AND ECONOMIC POWER IN THE WORLD AND IS THE MOST HANDSOME FACE IN THE WORLD OR WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE CIA-APPOINTED, UGLY STUPID MOTHER-CHOD MODI? INDIANS ARE INCREDIBLY STUPID PEOPLE, EASILY RULED BY A HANDFUL OF THE BRITISH FOR CENTURIES AND NOW RULED BY THE CIA. YOU CAN CHANGE THIS BY SAYING MY NAME AT LEAST FIVE HUNDRED TIMES EVERY DAY, RECITING HOW I WILL MAKE INDIA THE SUPREME MILITARY AND ECONOMIC POWER IN THE WORLD [ i) EXPLODING INDIA’S NUCLEAR WARHEADS ALREADY EMPLACED IN WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK WITH A WARNING THAT ADDITIONAL U.S. CITIES WILL BE SIMILARLY DESTROYED IF THERE IS ANY RETALIATION OR SIGN OF RETALIATION; ii) PRINTING AND SPENDING UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF MONEY SO LONG AS IT IS USED FOR PRODUCTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES] AND ASKING EVERYONE ELSE TO DO THE SAME.
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  2. Well, MrO does beleve in the meme of “If I speaketh of it, then it is so” kind of leadership.
    It really doesn’t work, but we don’t think he cares anymore.

  3. BO classic move. Say a bunch of stupid idea’s and then run and hide from the storm of criticism!
    Is he taking ValJa and the wookie alone? Or just Reggie Love or his replacement? This guy is a joke! Worst ever by a bunch!

  4. Why this parade and not the one in France protesting Islamic massacres …….black lives matter but not French lives ? Would Obama consider calling his close ally Al Sharpton and ask him to pay his taxes before he goes parading ? I am so sick of this unctuous fraud I can`t stand it.

  5. President “free stuff” will be flying on AF1 at a cost of $200,000/hr. because nothing says free stuff like a 13-hour flight to Mumbai each way.
    Can we convince him to fly a Malaysian airline?

  6. Oh, the irony! A first-time trip to India by any American prez to celebrate the anniversary of India’s Constitutional Republic. He should be serving his second term in Federal prison for his failure to uphold his own oath of office and the Constitution of the United States!

    **He took off for 10 days to India and Indonesia, the most expensive trip in presidential history, immediately after the 2010 mid-term massacre.. When he returned, D.C. insiders were shocked that he never talked about trade deals or anything pertaining to ‘official business’ – only that he was feted in a style befitting royalty. And he wouldn’t shut up about it.
    He’s just looking for a repeat performance at taxpayer’s expense. Despicable!

    Wiki: Presidential trips made by BHO: 38 international trips to 48 countries:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidential_trips_made_by_Barack_Obama

  7. Also, Obama is scheduled to go to the Summit of Americas in Panama City, Panama on April 10-11th. He is lined up to meet with Raul Castro on the 11th, a Saturday. Any bets that he will golf in Panama on Sunday, the 12th?

  8. The Indians should remember well Obama’s fondness for Paw kee stahn — and that lately he much prefers the company of leftist governments…This is a holiday for Mooch and the countless others that will be on this trip.

  9. The BO and MOTUS Farewell Tour 2015-2016 begins! A rather interesting time to be visiting as Pootie just signed an agreement with India for building more Nuclear Power Plants. Will we see more bowing?? Maybe BO will give them a CD with some of his greatest hits!

  10. OT: Shia Houthi Rebel’e in Yemen Capital have shelled the President’s home. http://www.bbc.com
    I just heard on Fox, discussion with McCain that the Houthi’s are sponsers of Houthi click.
    I also read that Feinstein stated: We need to Evacuate U.S. Embassy in Yemen now. Didn’t o call Yemen a success story? http://www.weaselzippers.us
    Also mentioned by McCain on Fox: The reminder that their are 50 Gitmo that are ready for release, and 30 additional in line.
    He is going to face that camera and ramble about all kinds of new nifty things (sarc), he wants to shove down our throats. Everyone is seems to think this will be not go though. With this man, nothing surprises me.

  11. Didn’t Val Jer liken the Paris solidarity march to a parade?
    Wasn’t avoiding a parade one of the reasons King ‘Cago got to stay home for sunday night football?
    In ten (thirty if you factor in his flagrant and recurring tardiness) minutes he’s gonna tell us everything is wonderful, Islam is still peaceful, gas is cheap, the economy is recovering and he’ll take credit for all of it.
    Ain’t it great?

  12. What has the president done that could be considered essential! Parades, TV, and You Tube appearances certainly are not. Predictably, he escapes once again, along with the non-essential family and friends, and we the taxpayers pick up the tab. The arrogance of this egotistical jerk makes me quite ill…but he’s getting away with it, publicly daring anyone to stop him…only cowards and power hungry dictators hide behind teleprompters…. Yet, nothing has been done and probably nothing will..that’s the sad part.