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Obama Schedule || Monday, May 9, 2011

3:20 pm || Meets with the crew of Discovery Space Shuttle
4:35 pm || Meets with Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano
6:00 pm || Meets with the co-chairs of the U.S. and China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

All times Eastern
Live Stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

29 thoughts on “Obama Schedule || Monday, May 9, 2011”

  1. I was reading this article (Altogether now, “gutsy”, Obama was gutsy to say OK to the bin Laden raid. Gusty. Say it again …
    when I started Googling Gutsy Call and the words “things gone wrong”. There is NO doubt that the Obama campaign sent out these talking points and BOUGHT the website despite their denials.


    Chemist, pragmatic progressive, Atlanta

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    07:04 PM on 5/03/2011
    The whole assault raid was phenomenal­. There were a lot of things that could have gone wrong, including OBL not being there. It was a very gutsy call.

    byronbca | 6:43 p.m. May 6, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I don’t think anyone capable of individual, rational thought would argue that the raid that got Osama was a gusty call for a president to make, a lot could have gone wrong, very wrong. Obama should get credit for having the guts to give the go ahead for this mission.

    Give the president credit for a gutsy call. So much could have gone wrong during this operation.And give ultimate credit to the soldiers who made it happen.
    Posted by Allen Johnson on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

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    I am not a big fan of President Obama, but the decision to send in an assault team was a very gutsy call. And clearly the correct one. That op had a 1000 things that could have gone wrong.

    04 May 2011 10:49 AM

  2. I like this one:
    The president’s speech was short and eloquent. Given how easily the mission could have gone wrong, he made a gutsy call.
    Dan Kennedy, Editor Media Nation, May, 2
    Assistant professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, specializing in new-media trends. (lol)

  3. This one has to take the cake:
    The Attack
    May 2
    A gutsy call
    Many, many things could have gone wrong. The intelligence could have been bad. Osama bi Laden could have gotten prior warning and disappeared. The helicopter that had engine trouble could have crashed setting up a disaster similar to the one in 1980 when Carter tried to rescue the hostages in Iran. Thousands of things had to go right. The entire mission could have been a disaster if any single little thing went wrong. Obama had to know that. He could have taken the easy way out and dropped a bomb. Instead, he put his faith in the Navy Seals and their commanders. Obama, the poker player, weighed the odds and bet in a high stakes game. He may have just saved his presidency. When it comes to being Commander in Chief, no one will ever again be able to argue that Obama doesn’t have the right stuff. We knew Obama was smart. Now we know he also has guts. Congratulations Mr. President and you Navy Seals on a job

    Joseph H. Boyett, Ph.D., author of Won’t Get Fooled Again: A Voter’s Guide to Seeing Through the Lies, Getting Past the Propaganda, and Choosing the Best Leader

  4. I have heard Duh Won’s newest ‘quotable’ on Op ObL…’it was the longest 40 minutes of my life…’

    Forty? Twenty five blacked out? Who knows…but he did have to drop playing the back nine at Andrews to ‘be there.’

    He sacrifices so much for us.

    Now whoever was on the other end of that ‘special’ Blackberry that said ‘Mr. _resident, you have to come back to Big White…’ THAT person was gutsy…

    1. I’ve been listening to all the videos because I’m making a “gutsy” video and Brennan mentioned the 40 minutes, too. It’s a talking point.
      Another talking point: there was only a 50/50 chance that Bin Laden was there. The President said it was 60/40. More like 100/100.

      1. Granny Jan – absolutly love all your videos. When you’re done with the “gutsy” one, why not do an “I, I, I, me, me, my, I, I, I, mine, my, me……… one” (Especially reference WHD “fawning interview” this a.m. Boo Kitty

          1. Granny Jan’s gutsy call video just opened up the Mark Levin show tonight. Congratulations to you and your husband, Granny Jan. Another great video.

          1. You’re welcome. I I I can’t wait for the video because, as I I I have said before, the first thing I I I do in the morning and the last thing I I I do at night is go on my my my computer (purchased by me me me) to see what Keith and Granny Jan have to say. Gotta go – my my my Boo Kitty wants her her her dinner.

  5. The military did all the work and Obama made a “gusty call?” What a load of effete bullcr*p.

    I’d also like to point out that I wonder what he and Janet Incompetano have to meet about unless they are planning how to allow more illegal aliens across our border or how to facilitate the more rapid production of anchor babies. Nine months apiece is just too slow a pace to produce Democratic voters.

  6. Keith, what does he do besides the listed activities? That can’t be a grown man’s work schedule.

    Nothing until the middle of the afternoon (virtual golf until then? soothing MIchelle over her latest pique? writing another kids’ book?). Then he does a meet and greet with people whose careers he is ending. Then he chats for a bit with a woman too stupid to argue with a boiled potato whose job is nothing more than to facilitate the invasion of our nation by whomever cares to cross our borders Then he meets with some important people, co-chairs of a committee on the nation that owns us economically — why do I think this “dialogue” committee is as empty as the rest of his “busy-ness” for the rest of the day? Are they going to plan to get us out of debt? I doubt it.

    Is this schedule much different from thsoe of other Presidents whom you’ve covered?

    1. Anonna, there are indeed many things not on the public schedule. This is not his full day. But as far as I can tell, Obama’s days are shorter than Bush’s. Bush started probably two or three hours earlier, by my take. And Obama isn’t exactly breaking his back on weekends, far as I can tell. Of course, the media has Bush pegged as the lazy one.

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