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Another long Air Force One trip for Obama to celebrate what California is good for


After a couple of brief stops in Cheeseland, President Obama flies his large plane all the way out to California today to celebrate the country and state's surging economies, their tumbling unemployment rates, soaring voter optimism and how his mega-billion economic stimulus package of 2009 saved the nation from a sluggish recovery after eight years of somebody else's mistakes that are too numerous to mention here.

Well, no. Actually only the Wisconsin and California parts of that are true.

The Democrat is returning to the economically tarnished Golden State because it so famously is his party's faithful financial fountain regardless of Obama's box-office popularity or the national unemployment rate (9.5%). The president recently blamed the Republican congressional minority for blocking more economic assistance legislation by the overwhelming Democratic majorities in both houses.

In LA Obama tonight will rake in some more cash for the Democratic Congressional....

...Campaign Committee. With many fellow Democrats jamming the exits to avoid appearing to campaign with the unpopular president, Obama is doing what he does well, talking for money to party committee faithful. He hasn't been seen in Beverly Hills since his $4-million collection for the Democratic National Committee back in May 2009.

The president ObamaCheesyGrinwill also raise money in Milwaukee earlier in the day and then up in Washington state before the next family vacation.

To honor the president's latest California trip, this morning the Republican National Committee will shortly be issuing the following self-serving statement:

"President Barack Obama has made a habit of coming to California, shaking the money tree and then dashing out of town, before he has to explain to Californians why his $862-billion stimulus failed to ‘create or save’ the 400,000 jobs that he promised. 

"With an unemployment rate of 12.2%, Californians will only have to wait 78 days, before they can go to the ballot box and fire Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Loretta Sanchez for supporting this administration’s failed economic policies."

With her Washington job complete and 131,000 lost jobs added to the 14+million unemployed in July, the chairwoman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, is returning to Berkeley soon.

Individual tickets for Monday night's L.A. event cost only $2,500, or less than $31k to be listed as a co-host.

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When Obama was in the gulf did he eat the shrimp? If he didn't eat it should you ?

Shellfish beds in Massachusetts were closed for up to eight years after the 2003 oil spill. The fish around Buzzards Bay passed the PAH test but tasted like old rubber tires

If they start selling gulf shrimp we should boycott all shrimp .Epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and cancer is a fact! You can't taste PAH.

On April 27, 2003, Bouchard Barge 120 hit an obstacle in Buzzards Bay, creating a 12-foot rupture in its hull and discharging an estimated 98,000 gallons of No. 6 oil. The oil is known to have affected an estimated 90 miles of shoreline, numerous bird species, and recreational use of the bay, such as shell fishing and boating.  

Why doesn't this guy stay in Washington and do his job? Oh that's right his job is to destroy America, silly me I forgot and he's doing such a wonderful job too.

Listen top your self Democrat. We will vote all the Democrats out of the office come November so maybe this country can get back on track.

Kinda snarky for first thing in the morning, no? I assume that front page stories will I kind of like to wake up to the actual news and then get to snarky commentary and pseudo funny story devices after my first cup of coffee.

Maybe you'll put an asterix next to front page headlines on stories like this so we can be prepared.

(AM responds: We'll sure try to do better timing the items just for your cup of coffee, Rick. Even if your morning is night for our overseas readers. Just thankful that you stuck with it all the way through and then took all the time to click and leave a comment. That's our kind of loyalty. Thanks again.)

Why would ANYONE bother to listen to more lies and "Let's blame Bush" by this twit?

Que verguenza! "What a shame". that is all we are good for? For all of those who voted for him thinking that "Real Change" would come....sorry, how is that Cool-Aid tasting now with over 12% unemployment and close to 20% if you are Latino.

I think David got it right. No news here. Just another place for the just say no crowd to sing in their poor harmony. I take from this article that President Obams is the only politician raise. How could he?!
Good word - snarky. Despite the just say no crowd, as my morning coffee is brewing I am once again reminded why I voted for and will continue to vote for democrats as they try to clean up the mess the just say no crowd left.

(AM responds: Great news. Thanks for taking all the time to read and scroll down and click all those times to leave a comment on something you don't like. That's real democratic commitment.)


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