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Business As Usual For Obama as Campaigner-in-Chief

By GOPUSA Staff

How bad do things have to get before Barack Obama pauses from the campaign trail and actually acts like a president of the United States? Even on the day following the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Obama was hobnobbing and collecting campaign cash.

As noted in the Washington Post last week, Obama went from giving a speech about the Americans killed in Libya to a fundraising event in Las Vegas.

After briefly referencing the events in the Middle East, Obama quickly pivoted to his usual stump speech, laying out the choice he says Americans face in this election. On the one hand is the option of going backward, he said, to less regulation of Wall Street, lower taxes for the wealthy and what he described as a failed belief that success at the top trickles down to the middle class. He then outlined his own vision — to go “forward” and continue investing in education and infrastructure.

After Las Vegas, Obama was off to Colorado for another campaign stop.

The night after the first murder of an American ambassador in more than three decades, President Obama flew to Vegas for a campaign stop. The next day, he was rallying a crowd in Colorado. The campaign continues to make plans for swing-state visits next week in Ohio and Florida.

Yet as more information emerges indicating the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may have been a coordinated terror strike -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is the latest to declare it a "terrorist attack" -- some are questioning whether the president is acknowledging the severity of the situation.

And when the bodies of the four Americans killed in Libya were returned to the United States on Friday, what did Obama do that night? He collected $1.4 million for his campaign.

The event Friday night, at a private residence in the nation’s capital, attracted 35 donors who each contributed $40,000.

The event capped a day marked by the return of the remains of four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The president attended the ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base.

Life also goes on as usual on Barack Obama's twitter account, which is not focusing on the turmoil in the Middle East or the fallen Americans, but rather campaign issues and merchandise. As the coffins were being unloaded, Barack Obama tweeted: "Winter is coming, but these sweatshirts are perfect for fall."

Just what does it take for him to act like a president? Sweatshirts over solemn ceremony. That just about sums it up.

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  1. CarmineComment by Carmine
    September 16, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Did anyone really expect otherwise?

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 17, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

      I sure didn’t.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      September 18, 2012 @ 9:56 am

      Obama has shown that when given an opportunity to campaign or given an opportunity to address an American problem, he will chose to campaign every time. Prima facie evidence he has no ability to solve problems but all he does well is campaign,,,which he now has attempt to do with the albatross of his failed 4 years of leadership to wear about his neck.

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    • cgretiredComment by cgretired
      September 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

      Did you say “leadership”? Is that what he has been doing for the past four years? He might be the President, but he certainly not a leader, at least not my definition of a leader.

      I’m not poking at you, inluminatuo. Quite the contrary.

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  2. billwvComment by billwv
    September 17, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Ozero has been campaigning continually since he won the POTUS job in 2008. The only thing that enters into Odingaling’s thought process is ‘campaign’. Only bad thing is: He has already wreaked so much ravage and destruction that another four years sounds just about ‘right’ to sink the USA.
    We must do our dead level best to elect R & R to bring America out of this destructive downward spiral.

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  3. Connor VlakancicComment by Connor Vlakancic
    September 17, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Political bologna has a first name it’s: B-A-R-A-K

    Political bologna has a second name it’s: B-O-B-A-M-A-A

    Lib’s love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why I’ll say

    ‘Cause Barack Obama has a way with: B-O-L-O-G-N-A!

    Have a nice day says I: Connor Vlakancic :-D

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      September 17, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

      That’s great! Love it Connor.

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  4. sexysadieComment by sexysadie
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    I watched the ceremony. The most disgusting point was when he, wifey, and the Sec. of State hag bowed their heads in a “moment of silence”. I’m sure oblamer’s mind was on how he could blame Romney for the deaths of the 4 slain Americans…on AMERICAN SOIL.

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    • taliesin319Comment by taliesin319
      September 17, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

      He and the Secretary of State are beyond and beneath contempt. Those Embassies were the responsibility of the State Department. The two of them are so chummy with Cair, Isna, and every other terrorist front that they act like members of some gas can Tribe in allah’s outback rather than the supposed guardians and defenders of a Constitution they they have torn to shreds. To stand with heads bowed, faces piously somber in front of the caskets of the people they were instumental in killing by grave sins of omission should shame every American who
      voted for this wretched incompetent excuse for a man. This pitiful spectical was prefaced by an advertissment for a sweatshirt ? Why didn’t they hold the ceremony in the gutter ? It would be interesting to know just what the families actually thought of these two losers.

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  5. noveldogComment by noveldog
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    Don’t forget to smile and ask for their vote when you tell them that their son, husband, wife, or their daughter was just murdered by your Muslim friends because of your incompetence BHO! Never stop campaigning because besides lying that is about all you know how to do!

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  6. minnieComment by minnie
    September 17, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    Alot of people do not have computers, most of my siblings do not have computer, but they will not vote for obama, n they do not take polls of any kind. Most polls are not correct, especially the ones that BO campaigners intimidate, because they do not like the results. That colors the whole picture. Why do obama lies everytime he gives a speech of any kind. He lies even when he does not have to lie. When hillary n obama said Gadafi from LIBYA had to go, our alli, I think we all knew obama wanted the brotherhoods to control libya. If obama wins again, and when hillary steps down, we will have a muslim as secretary of state, since hillary has been trainning her.

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  7. dthur1003Comment by dthur1003
    September 17, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    What gets me is it seems almost 50% of the people are ignorant enough to still want to vote for this idiot, if you believe the polls ! Is there no more common sense ?!?!?

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  8. stymied4sureComment by stymied4sure
    September 17, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    When this is all said and done, does darling Hillary not even notice that women are less than second class citizens in the Muslim world? Not only her, but she has a daughter and might some day have granddaughters. Guess she thinks that she and Billy boy have been above the law for so long that it will continue through generations…………
    I am just a plain ole’ woman and I would hate to imagine living a life or remainder of a life, IN AMERICA no less, under a Muslim based lifestyle.

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      September 18, 2012 @ 1:38 am

      I’m with you on that! I’d probably not last very long under those circumstances. but a burka does have one advantage – you can hide a LOT of firepower under it, and it’s VERY hard to identify the shooter if you’re in a whole herd of burka-clad women…

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  9. Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
    September 17, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Almost everyone in this administration is nothing but human GARBAGE.

    I say almost because I am not personally acquainted with these biological units and there just might be one or two with a couple of socially redeeming values (but I doubt it).

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  10. haroldl10Comment by haroldl10
    September 17, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    Well don’t forget he didn’t appoint a Czar for campaigning and fund raising. He has Czars for the minor job of running the gov’t but kept the important duties like campaigning in his own hands

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  11. canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
    September 18, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    “The event Friday night, at a private residence in the nation’s capital, attracted 35 donors who each contributed $40,000.

    The event capped a day marked by the return of the remains of four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The president attended the ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base.”

    oh well, I guess he figured he might as well since he was in town…

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 18, 2012 @ 9:01 am

      I think Obama puts these events in the middle east, and the murder of 4 of our citizens in the same category as a pimple on his butt. It’s irritating and a pain in the rear, because he has more important things to do ….like campaigning.

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  12. liesmaComment by liesma
    September 18, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    He takes the word “narcissist” to new heights.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 18, 2012 @ 9:02 am

      You’ve got that right.

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  13. genesalComment by genesal
    September 18, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    He may not be the Antichrist but he sure is the Prosatan!

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      September 18, 2012 @ 9:03 am

      Very good and I agree. If he isn’t the Antichrist, God will use him to usher in the Antichrist.

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