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Obamas keep low profile on holiday weekend at Chicago home

By Anne E. Kornblut

CHICAGO - Before his arrival, hopes were high that President Obama would return home with a grand flourish - perhaps going to a baseball game, dropping by the Stanley Cup hockey finals or taking his wife to one of their favorite restaurants.

But as the Gulf Coast oil spill worsened over the weekend, the Obama family kept an unusually low profile in Chicago. There were no major outings or trips downtown, even though it was their first visit back as a family in nearly a year and a half. Obama worked out twice - playing basketball on Saturday and going to a private gym on Sunday - but otherwise stayed close to the security perimeter around their Hyde Park house.

Apart from issuing a written statement about the oil spill on Saturday night, Obama was not expected to speak publicly until Monday, when he attends a Memorial Day service in Illinois before returning to the White House.

Late Saturday afternoon, the entire Obama family - including the First Lady's mother and brother and sister-in-law - ventured out for several hours to the home of Marty Nesbit, a Chicago businessman and close Obama friend who lives a few blocks away.

They walked to and from his house, where he held a backyard barbecue, White House aides said. The Obamas returned home before 10:30 p.m.

On Sunday, apart from the president's trip to the gym, the family stayed within the security perimeter altogether.

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By Anne E. Kornblut  |  May 30, 2010; 4:05 PM ET
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To Billw3 - If you check the info out you will find that President Obama is BY FAR NOT the FIRST to miss a Memorial Day service at Arlington...so he went and honored the servicemen at a cemetery in Elwood, IL...BIG HAIRY DEAL - BILL! I bet I know how you honored those who died in service on Memorial Day...what was the flavor of your SIX PACK?!

Posted by: rbarry13 | June 2, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse


"You are ALL vile, hate mongering people...that show ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT to the highest OFFICE in this land"

No, the disrespect comes FROM the highest office in the land. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier represents ALL soldiers who sacrificed everything in the service of our country and for our freedom. Traditionally, laying a wreath at THIS tomb honors them all. Other Presidents who have not visited Arlington on Memorial Day did not go lay a wreath on a tomb at a different location. Obama’s actions were a snub and an insult to the war dead and an absolute disgrace. He's a two-bit community organizer and a Muslim sympathizer.
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Posted by: Billw3 | June 1, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Strangely, the family did take a walk and secret service agents were seen talking with Louis Farrakhan's security, also in attendance at the same home. The Daily Caller reported on a story given them by reporters in a press van that followed the Obama's. Does the WaPo intend to "white wash" everything that Obama does, or just the things that they know would not look well for him?

Posted by: sperrysphere1957 | June 1, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I think it would be fitting to "Report Abuse" on about 80% of the people posting here!!! You are ALL vile, hate mongering people...that show ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT to the highest OFFICE in this land - YES this Land - the United States of America...you should all move! Oh and dare I say...Many of you clearly display your RACIST nature...it is in every despicable word you speak! I know who you listen to you...and whose hate talk you love to follow. What is that quote - "We have seen the enemy and he is US!!!" God Bless President Obama and his family...today and EVERY day!

Posted by: rbarry13 | May 31, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

And so,as a member a US Military family,
that US Military Service Dates back to the
Civil War and every War since,frankly I feel deeply disgusted and angry at this Joke in Chief Loser Barack Hussein Obama &
his Serial Draft Dodger VP Joe Biden damn
total disrespect to our Dead Heroes Buried
at Arlington and,just some Vacationer in
Chief Insulting Excuse for a Commander in
Chief of Our US Military and Failure of
A President Barack Hussein Obama can go party,play golf,shoot loops,take yet another undeserved vacation back in Chicago
and only saw fit to send his eqaully total
incompetent disgraceful Serial Draft Dodger VP Drunkard Joe Biden to Arlington
to lay the Traditional Wreath at the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldiers instead of doing it
himself! How Insulting and Disrespectful
can Obama and Biden get anyhow here? Vote
Every Incumbent Democrat Out In 2010 and
2012 so that the Loser Democrat Party Will
Finally Get It! Impeach Obama now!

Posted by: Sue1980 | May 31, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

This is disgusting. The ceremony at Arlington was very sobering. It is so clear that there are two cultures here. The military vets and their families on one side with the majority of the American people and on the other side is the sleeze and corrupt politicans. They looked so out of place in the TV shots of the ceremonies. They were mouthing words they did not understand and were wondering why anyone would volunteer for military service.

Posted by: WhiteCracker1 | May 31, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

We don't want this creep here in Chicago. I hope he never comes back....let him go live in Hawaii.

Posted by: Voted4Hill | May 31, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

And this is journalism? No wonder your circulation is plummeting. The real story here is that a Muslim President lied to the people of the United States, took more money from the oil companies than anyone in Congress ($900K), and now has no clue or intention of stopping this disaster. Maybe the Grand Jury can get him this time. And maybe Americans will finally realize the sleeze and muck both the Clintons and Obamas have us mired in.

Posted by: hansen2 | May 31, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

hussein is probably hiding from the farrakhan thugs. I don't understand why - they're both anti-American radical islam supporters.

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | May 31, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

This is a Tempest in a Teapot all the noise about not being at Arlington today, he did go to the Linclon Cemetery, to pay respects to the fallen there.
Do not get me wrong I am not an apologist for him, there is plenty not to like or agree with where he is concerned.
For those who continue to blame GW, get a life.

Posted by: twmike | May 31, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

To the wingnuts that seem to inhabit this site: How many times did Bush visit his home (or Camp David) during the 8 years of his presidency? How many times has Obama gone to Chicago or Hawaii in his first sixteen months? Figure that for 8 years to get the equivalency with Bush.

Posted by: DWSouthern | May 31, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Give a rest. At least when Bush was at Camp David or in Texas we didn't have to see him out body surfing and eating ice cream when a terrorist tries to take down a plane. Before you throw in the "My Pet Goat" moment, yeah your guy would have jumped right up and frightened all the kids and teachers by shouting "America is under attack!" You are seriously deluded ( naturally, if you still apologize for Obama) if you think he is going to have eight years.

Posted by: Michelle111 | May 31, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

This is a Tempest in a Teapot all the noise about not being at Arlington today, he did go to the Linclon Cemetery, to pay respects to the fallen there.
Do not get me wrong I am not an apologist for him, there is plenty not to like or agree with where he is concerned.
For those who continue to blame GW, get a life.

Posted by: twmike | May 31, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

After watching the magnificent Memorial Day programs and services from Washington, I am so glad Barack Obama was not there; He doesn't belong there, and I think he knows it!! Running "home" to one of the most corrupt cities in America was the only smart thing to do. Alas, he'll be BACK.....

Posted by: vltg | May 31, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

After watching the magnificent Memorial Day programs and services from Washington, I am so glad Barack Obama was not there; He doesn't belong there, and I think he knows it!! Running "home" to one of the most corrupt cities in America was the only smart thing to do. Alas, he'll be BACK.....

Posted by: vltg | May 31, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Presidents don't get Memorial Day and The 4th of July off. Presidents don't get Memorial day and The 4th of July off! VP Biden ain't the Commander in Chief! What's going on? Who's in charge here? OK! No pay today, Mr. President! And 'Smokin' Joe doesn't get time and a half for standing in for you either. What a mess this country's in! What a terrible mess!

Posted by: Pascvaks | May 31, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Vacationer-in-Chief/Shirker-in-Chief/Buck-passer-in-Chief.

He works real hard when he's forcing his precious, unwanted healthcare deform legislation down America's collective throat, or otherwise grabbing more power for himself and his leftist cronies.

When there's actual *administrating* that needs to be done -- when there's a real catastrophe that cries out for the federal govt. to act (disaster-response being one of the things the fed gov is actually *supposed* to handle) -- then the self-centered Obama makes himself scarce.

But seriously, it's good that the country is in such tip-top shape, enabling the Teleprompter of the United States to take all this "personal time."

Posted by: finsher771 | May 31, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

The POS did FINALLY go to Lousianna because of all the pressure. So sorry the POS had to interrupt HIS vacation to PRETEND to do his job. Same with the natl Cemetary in Chicago - he again had to PRETEND to give one tiny crap about our nations troops past and present. This POS is the CINC of troops involved in TWO WARS, being killed and maimed under HIS ORDERS - and he has to be forced by public opinion to honor them????

Obama is a disgusting self serving egotistal incompetent. 2 wars, massive oil spill, economy in the dumps and this POS concentrates on B Ball, golf, vacations, parties, date nights, fund raisers, and jetting around the globe.

I detest the POS.

Posted by: ac7880 | May 31, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

The headline could be: "Obama has eggs for breakfast" and there'd be 500 comments connecting his breakfast choice to the economy, the Gulf of Mexico, his cronies in Chicago, his unsuitability for office and the dubious nature of his birthplace.

Posted by: randysbailin | May 31, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

He will be the LAST black president!!

Posted by: houston123 | May 31, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I guess obama was safe anyhow, he had nation of islam security looking over him and the family.

Posted by: wvajim1 | May 31, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Millions of us are thrilled that the Honorable Barack Hussein Obama did not visit Arlington Cemetery.

We don't want the Cemetery polluted by his presence.

Posted by: clay4 | May 31, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Pull the half-breed Arab spider out of his spider hole!!!

Posted by: houston123 | May 31, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

How ANYONE can criticize President Obama and his family for spending a day or two back home in Chicago, when it is entirely documented that George W. spent over 480 days at Camp David and 490 days at his Texas Ranch in his eight years...which amounts to over THIRTY percent of his time in office...someplace besides the WHITE HOUSE!!!These complainers are nothing more than SORE LOSERS...because they NEVER would have complained about ANOTHER vacation for GEORGE! Basically all these posters here would find a reason to complain if the President walks his dog twice a day! Oh yeah taking too much time away from work again! And then they would complain if someone else walked the dog...'cause the taxpayers don't need to be payin' for someone else to do that!

Posted by: rbarry13 | May 31, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I guess when you're visiting Farrakhan for marching orders it would be wise to keep a "low profile". Obama a RADICAL MUSLIM COMMUNIST, JUST LIKE HIS DAD, COUSIN AND FIVE GENERATION! HE IS 44% BLACK ARAB with roots back to SLAVE TRADERS!

The African American should be mad as hell for being used by a man that has roots back to the very people that sold their people into slavery.

The rest of us are mad as hell that the "useful idiots" in the media have not reported the real history of Obama.
Little things like his 3-weeks in Pakistan in '82 where only radical Muslims were allowed! Pathetic lap-dogs!

Posted by: Sassy1776 | May 31, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Another thing, this Basta** Obama could go hang out with Ayer's and Farakhan, but could not go to G** D***** ARLINGTON NATIONAL FOR MEMORIAL DAY!

It's out of the bag, this Joke is through! Gone! Finished! Just resign scumbag!

Posted by: flynny | May 31, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Low profile? Whats with this puff piece? Let's get with the program Wash Post? Are you guys that stupid? How about the assault on the Secret Service/Press Corps on Obama's street today? This was all a diversion, to keep the Secret Service and the WH Press at bay and rather busy with these Farakhan Animal's assaulting them. But all this did was assure the rest of us Barry Hussein was actually back slapping and fondeling his mentor's Farakhan and Bill Ayer's outside camera shot of the press corps.

All while we have several tragedies going on in the Country. I don't understand this perverted relationship that exists between Farakhan, Ayer's and Obama? Is it just that they all want to seize control of the Country through Black Muslim Theology with a Marxist twist? NOTICE HOW THE POST JUST BLEW OFF THIS WHOLE INCIDENT WITH THE FARAKHAN ANIMALS?

Posted by: flynny | May 31, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Low profile? Whats with this puff piece? Let's get with the program Wash Post? Are you guys that stupid? How about the assault on the Secret Service/Press Corps on Obama's street today? This was all a diversion, to keep the Secret Service and the WH Press at bay and rather busy with these Farakhan Animal's assaulting them. But all this did was assure the rest of us Barry Hussein was actually back slapping and fondeling his mentor's Farakhan and Bill Ayer's outside camera shot of the press corps.

All while we have several tragedies going on in the Country. I don't understand this perverted relationship that exists between Farakhan, Ayer's and Obama? Is it just that they all want to seize control of the Country through Black Muslim Theology with a Marxist twist? NOTICE HOW THE POST JUST BLEW OFF THIS WHOLE INCIDENT WITH THE FARAKHAN ANIMALS?

Posted by: flynny | May 31, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I am sooooooo happy that Barry is having a nice weekend and hangin' with his buddies.

I get to start my third job Tueday, since this clown has been in office. Two companies I worked for went belly up since he has been in office. One had been in business 90 years the second over 15 years! Thanks to the credit crunch! I saw over 1,000 people lose their jobs! Get out of the way and let small businesses do their thing!

Thanks for the stimulus and giving the Greeks our hard earned dollars!

Posted by: LivingSmallInNYC | May 31, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

"Nero Fiddled while Rome burned."

Nice to know that President Obama is in charge. From Chicago. At fund raisers. and playing some golf.

What a disaster of a press conference he had.

I suppose it was the lack of teleprompter.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Vikon | May 31, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Barry would be remiss if while in Chicago he did not invite his close personal friends and mentors over for a BBQ. To renew common philosophies. Or would he rather forget and distance himself from his very recent shady past.

Posted by: FraudObama | May 31, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

To the wingnuts that seem to inhabit this site: How many times did Bush visit his home (or Camp David) during the 8 years of his presidency? How many times has Obama gone to Chicago or Hawaii in his first sixteen months? Figure that for 8 years to get the equivalency with Bush.

Posted by: DWSouthern | May 31, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

i think obama is getting anxiety attacks - seriously and i think he has been taking medication for it

Posted by: skipper66 | May 31, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

i think obama is getting anxiety attacks - seriously and i think he has been taking medication for it

Posted by: skipper66 | May 31, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

~
This article must be linked to a number of right-wing nutjob websites.

You can always tell this is the case when the screeching about his middle name or old news about any early associations comes out.

Just remember my fellow Americans: those of us who did not vote for Mr. George W. Bush felt EXACTLY the same way and were absolutely appalled at every thing he did and every word he uttered. So maybe stop and consider that before you run off shrieking.

And your chief spokespeople -- Pain and Limbaugh -- are nowhere near as educated and articulate as those on the left. And they lie, lie, lie -- and you folks actually believe them.

Well done.

~

Posted by: DickeyFuller | May 31, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Barry Soetoro is a prime example of the influence of the degree to which parents, religeon and friends can have on an individual. Communist parents, muslim religeon and anarchist friends. And you have to actually wonder why this purple lipped Kenyan is such a liar and an incompetant bent on destroying the middle class? His mis-handling of the gulf oil spill crisis is just one of a growing list of mis-management by an inexperienced community organizer with a communist upbringing. Vote them out in November and then Impeach this corrupt and vile man in January.

Posted by: WeMadeAmistake | May 31, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

After being AWOL for the duration of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf, and anticipating possible success with the Top-Kill maneuver, Obama finally shows up for a three hour romp on the Louisiana Coastline to play with a couple of tar balls; and, to declare: "I am in charge here, the buck stops with me." And then Obama promptly goes on vacation leaving Bobby Jindal twisting in the wind on his request to dredge sand-berms to block the oil from destroying the extensive Louisiana marsh lands. (No way can Obama allow a Republican Governor to become recognized for an insightful strategy to preserve the Louisiana Coastline.) Obama, the petulant adolescent fraudulently occupying the White House, resembles the precocious youngster on the playground who cowers in the corner only to garrulously emerge to embrace the winner once the confrontation is over. It's exceedingly difficult to believe that ANYONE takes Obama seriously on such topics any longer. The man has a singular objective, and that being a massive redistribution of America's wealth from the producers to the non-producers. Greg Neubeck


Posted by: gneubeck | May 31, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

After being AWOL for the duration of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf, and anticipating possible success with the Top-Kill maneuver, Obama finally shows up for a three hour romp on the Louisiana Coastline to play with a couple of tar balls; and, to declare: "I am in charge here, the buck stops with me." And then Obama promptly goes on vacation leaving Bobby Jindal twisting in the wind on his request to dredge sand-berms to block the oil from destroying the extensive Louisiana marsh lands. (No way can Obama allow a Republican Governor to become recognized for an insightful strategy to preserve the Louisiana Coastline.) Obama, the petulant adolescent fraudulently occupying the White House, resembles the precocious youngster on the playground who cowers in the corner only to garrulously emerge to embrace the winner once the confrontation is over. It's exceedingly difficult to believe that ANYONE takes Obama seriously on such topics any longer. The man has a singular objective, and that being a massive redistribution of America's wealth from the producers to the non-producers. Greg Neubeck


Posted by: gneubeck | May 31, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Barry is in way over his head. He has been since day one, on everything. Not just the Oil Spill. Soetoro is no more than a Radical South Chicago Street Agitator. He is not a leader. His only leadership is that of an ACORN Alinsky Training Class. His facade of anything more than that has crumbled. Now he is hiding and soon he will permanently slither back to his home land.


Posted by: FraudObama | May 31, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

The price of freedom - men and women that have served, are serving, the disabled and dead, is the same freedom that allows our Commander in Chief to not attend the Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery. SHAME TO YOU PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!

Posted by: MaxineSummit | May 31, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

This guy is a disgrace to the nation and should keep a low profile. He should stay in his Chicago with Farrakhan. Obama should be impeached for being a complete fraud, liar, and scam artist, along with being a Marxist/Socialist, a closet Muslim, and a traitor to the US Constitution.

Posted by: walterndebby | May 31, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

"I love it when America's trailer parks get in an uproar. That oil spill is God's way of reminding the South that voting Republican only leads to disaster. And I'm sure right wing kooks screaming about bailouts will do the right thing and refuse any government aid to get them thru the hard times. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. You just got reaped. Posted by: Original1 | May 30, 2010 10:07 PM"

And I love it when you arrogant, snide, holier than thou liberals make generalizations about the South. And like a typical, mindless, mouth breathing liberal, people like you assume that Conservatives/Republicans want ZERO assistance from the government. When it comes to PERSONAL choices and lifestyles, that is correct. However, when it comes to DISASTERS, of COURSE we will turn to the government for assistance. Finally, morons like you who voted for this most incompetent, ineffective, and economy destroying disasterous presidency in US history (and I mean BAR NONE including that other disaster who also was a Democrat, Jimmy Carter) are making us ALL reap what YOU people have sowed. My God this presidency can't be over soon enough and the Pelosicrat Congress power can't come to an end soon enough.

Posted by: jiji1 | May 31, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

This guy is a disgrace to the nation and should keep a low profile. He should stay in his Chicago with Farrakhan. Obama should be impeached for being a complete fraud, liar, and scam artist, along with being a Marxist/Socialist, a closet Muslim, and a traitor to the US Constitution.

Posted by: walterndebby | May 31, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

The WP is not covering the trip to Louis Farrakahn's "inner circle" home by our President, and his whole family, over the Memeorial Day week-end instead of setting up to do the "Pomp and Circumstance" Americans appreciate from their President on such occassions to honor the War Dead...
I think the reaction is going to add to the anger that is building against the Democrat Party. Can this party survive this Presidency. Remember that political parties are not ever forever.

Posted by: jackolantyrn356 | May 31, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

The thing that scares me most about Obama is that he has 2-1/2 years left. Hopefully, the conservatives can get control of the House and Senate so we can minimize Obama's damage.

Posted by: dianeremarx | May 31, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

May God bless the souls at Arlington and forgive us for the WH scam.

Posted by: RayOne | May 31, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

The WP is not covering the trip to Louis Farrakahn's "inner circle" home by our President, and his whole family, over the Memeorial Day week-end instead of setting up to do the "Pomp and Circumstance" Americans appreciate from their President on such occassions to honor the War Dead...
I think the reaction is going to add to the anger that is building against the Democrat Party. Can this party survive this Presidency. Remember that political parties are not ever forever.

Posted by: jackolantyrn356 | May 31, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I feel like my prayers have been answered, because things are starting to unravel for Obama and the rose-colored glasses, that many in the media have been wearing, are finally coming off.

Posted by: dianeremarx | May 31, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Mr. obama is in the spider hole.

Posted by: mexicanseverywhere | May 31, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

The permit to do this deep water drill was given to BP 10 days prior without the standard EIR(environmental impact report). This administration has people in charge who do not know what they are doing. No papers filed with the permit on how a disaster would be handled by BP or the Government.

Funny, the libs never expected their Dem President to be the one with favor to BIG OIL!

Posted by: kstrus | May 31, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

O one
B big
A as*ed
M mistake
A America

Posted by: capiz | May 31, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

"So I tell you Obama is the Anti-Christ, Satan on Earth, Lawless One, or what ever else you want to call this Demonic Figure. Posted by: makom | May 31, 2010 9:28 AM |"


makom, you need to get a grip. Try to get some help, OK?

Posted by: dianeremarx | May 31, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

WHATS DA MATTER WITH OBAMA? ...... OBAMA IS A BUM!

Posted by: richardhyytinen | May 31, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

"On Sunday, apart from the president's trip to the gym, the family stayed within the security perimeter altogether," writes Kornblut.

Why is this article insinuating that Obama is keeping a low profile because of security? We all know that Obama is getting terrible criticism for his handling of the oil crisis and the Sestak bribe so Obama's gone into hiding. That's why he ran to Chicago.

Posted by: dianeremarx | May 31, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

"On Sunday, apart from the president's trip to the gym, the family stayed within the security perimeter altogether," writes Kornblut.

Why is this article insinuating that Obama is keeping a low profile because of security? We all know that Obama is getting terrible criticism for his handling of the oil crisis and the Sestak bribe so Obama's gone into hiding. That's why he ran to Chicago.

Posted by: dianeremarx | May 31, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

If you truly want to know what is going on; Then you will have to accept these things as the TRUTH. Once you understand the following things; All things will be understood. So I tell you Obama is the Anti-Christ, Satan on Earth, Lawless One, or what ever else you want to call this Demonic Figure. His words describe him, He is a False Hope, If you listen to him you will love him. He carries a Bow without an Arrow. He will conquer all through his speech, his false hoods will capture all who sit and listen to him.

Posted by: makom | May 31, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Snakes almost always scurry for cover when there is danger. Barry's oh so tough training as a Community Organizer just wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Posted by: fe59 | May 31, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Since Obama received campaign contributions from BP, shouldn't he return the money to help with the cleanup? Some reports state that he has been the greatest benefactor of BP's political contributions---more than any other American politician.

Posted by: tsapp77 | May 30, 2010 5:27 PM
**HECK NO! Barack is more WORRIED about WHO IS GONNA PAY FOR THE CLEAN UP!! He's concerned about sending out the BILL, before the mess is even fixed. So he can turn around and spend even more then what he's been spending..

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 31, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

LOW PROFILE?? Yeah that's exactly what the Citizens of this Country expect from this man..When there is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY on this OIL SPILL..We want him to hide out in his family home in CHICAGO...!! Low profile is exactly what we need. Why not just make it a permanent LOW PROFILE and RESIGN from your job! Then you can take as many family vacations as you please..but i guess that wouldnt be as much fun when you arent using taxpayer money for them! LOW PROFILE! Just stay in CHICAGO! Americans DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER THEN BARACK it's disgusting!

Posted by: kleigh1213 | May 31, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Original1,

When are the liberals going to get a new play book?! I mean it is so worn out already. You can’t come up with a valid argument and defend your position, so you name call and insult individuals with whom you disagree. Has no one taken the time to tell you how uneducated you sound when you use trailer park comments like this? Don't you realize as soon as you resort to this, you lose all credibility in a conversation? Could it be that there is no defending this President and you realize you have made a huge mistake voting for him, but can’t admit it? Yea, I think I’m on to something here. It takes courage to admit you have made a mistake, millions of Americans did. BTW, I live in a beautiful home on the water in sunny Florida, not a trailer park, so you will have to come up with something else to insult me.

Posted by: cmsmik | May 31, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse


More Good News for Those who back Obama and Israel-

We TOLD you so-


http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.5eaf6bbb255b23063c3b3635bd5f7c52.161&show_article=1

Posted by: thecannula | May 31, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

So The Messiah can't be bothered to go to Arlington on Memorial Day like every other president since who knows when.

But we elected a radical leftist, self-absorbed, narcissist -- who else could write two autobiographies at such a tender age? -- so it is what it is. At least until we throw him and the rest of his 'blame America first' crowd out on their collective you-know-whats.

Barack Hussein Obama.

Commander-in-Chief.

No, really.

Posted by: egdusa | May 31, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Another getto full of thugs,boy what a proud day for America,Obama in Chicago with the thugs,makes one feel like teaching him protocall,respect for our Soldiers,respect for his job as president,yet he prefers the getto with the thugs of Chicago.

Posted by: bewolff_99 | May 31, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Isnt he in chicago to twist some arms before Blagos trial. Why was it so important that they had to go to Chicago. Has anyone been watchung who has been coming to see him?Is Rahm there? Is he setting up a team to start intimidation of witnesses?Justasking.

Posted by: bai144ley | May 31, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

"""BTW, did the DWRRA have ANY provisions in it concerning safety equipment or procedures?

Posted by: Ruperb | May 30, 2010 10:45 PM"""

Why yes. Yes it did. Thank you for asking.

And which President gave BP THREE SEPARATE WAIVERS on those safety procedures since he took office (in 2009)?

And all for the equivalent of a couple of pieces of silver. Maybe enough to cover the price of cleaning ONE sandbar. Real genius you've foisted on the rest of us. Thanks pancho.

Posted by: Squiggy1 | May 31, 2010 5:37 AM | Report abuse

Communist America hating traitors like Obama best be keeping a low profile lest the mobs of pissed middle class law abiding taxpayers finally GET SICK OF HIS CRAP!

Posted by: mickrussom | May 31, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Gee If I was visiting that Sewer, I'd keep a Low Profile too and keep moving your harder to hit.

Posted by: DeathGoat | May 31, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

C'mon, ya want me to believe that POTUS hasn't met with the Rev Farrakhan on his visit to Chitown?

I wonder how the Rev is feelin bout his "Messiah" now?

I thought Rev Farrakhan told US that God would supply POTUS with the "vision needed to guide the country?"

Rev Farrakhan better reevaluate who he was communing with cause it appears my God has blinded the poor man.

I think POTUS and family's next vakay should be to the beautiful beaches in Louisiana.

Imagine Malia and Sasha's surprise when they see how Daddy's inability to secure a situation painted a once beautiful environment with oils.

Sorry Malia, Daddy hasn't plugged the hole yet, and yes all those birds, fish and turtles died on your Daddy's watch, as well as the hope and dreams of all the children that live on the Gulf.

God sure has given POTUS the legacy he deserved.

Isn't it a "divine" one?

Posted by: nopinko | May 31, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

I'm SO sick of this un-American wimp! He's hiding out in Chicago while the oil spill has taken a new turn. He's worked SO hard that he needs yet another vacation! He works for US; did we approve it?? It's Memorial Day weekend and as Commander-in-chief, he's decided to hide-out, work out, shoot hoops and not go to Arlington. As I hear all the true American patriotic stories, this poor excuse for a human being, much less a president, sickens me! He knew what he was getting into when he campaigned for the office, promising a new way of doing business, transparency, truthfulness, etc. What we have is an un-American disaster! As we celebrate this Memorial Day holiday, I salute all our military, past and present and I condemn this phony, un-American traitor! As I say God Bless America, his preacher of 20 years says GD America, and Obama sat in a pew and listened to, and bought into that theory for 20 years. Do you really think he believes in God Bless America? He's a sad excuse for a human being and I don't believe him. He'll be back in D.C. on Tuesday, just in time to attend the Paul McCartney concert! This POS is using the office of The President to get what HE wants and we're paying for it! To He## with the good of the country! This useless, selfish, arrogant, narcisstic traitor only thinks about himself. It's time he's out of here! It can't some soon enough! God Bless America and all our service men and women past and present!!

Posted by: ExoticTraveler | May 31, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Youthful drug abuser, per his own admission. He suffers from arrested maturity and judgment. See NIH studies on youth who fry their developing brains with drugs. We literally have a juvenile delinquent for a president.

Posted by: RightStuff | May 30, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: vwcat
the man must be totally exhausted. He probably just needed to chill with his close friends and relax abit.
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Are you serious? Obama is lazier than a pet snake that just ate a huge rat. He is a do nothing president. He can't even give a speech unless someone else writes it for him and then puts it on a teleprompter. My God, open your eyes and take in the truth. Obama is so lazy it can't help but be obvious to anyone that pays even the least amount of attention to him. Add to this the fact he couldn't care less about the people he was elected to represent and we have the worst president, by far, in the history of this country. Obama has been elected to his highest level on incompetence and we are all paying the price for the 52% that voted this clown into office.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | May 30, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

I am ashamed that this great country has such a pathetic president. Obama cares NOTHING about the people he is supposed to represent. All he cares about is promoting his socialist/Marxist political agenda and gaining more power for himself and the thugs he has surrounded himself with. Obama is an embarrassment at best and a Hugo Chavez wannabee at worst.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | May 30, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Original1 wrote: "I love it when America's trailer parks get in an uproar. That oil spill is God's way of reminding the South that voting Republican only leads to disaster. And I'm sure right wing kooks screaming about bailouts will do the right thing and refuse any government aid to get them thru the hard times. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. You just got reaped."
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Tell me, anything-but-original, what do you put in your car's gas tank, whenever you fill it...and where does it come from?

Oh, and does anyone who disagrees with you automatically inhabit a 'trailer park'? What kind of stereotyped, broad-brushing bigotry is THAT?

What if I called you a latte-sipping, effeminate, northeastern city-slicker who sneers down the nose at anyone other than a left-leaning city person (while you munch on the corn, vegetables and beef that their sweat raises and grows)?

Do you see the immediate and deep problems you get into, by talking like that about others?

BTW, what about YOU? Do you support (much less even personally like) Jews and/or Israel, yourself? What about anyone else who just might disagree with you?

Posted by: DRIVEAPROGRESSIVERAVINGMAD--BACKTHEJEWS | May 30, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

How out-of-touch can a guy possibly appear? Obama seems to be in a contest with himself to answer that question. First he fumbles and bumbles the now-OBAMA OIL SPILL down in the Gulf, so instead of focusing on that he goes ahead and ditches it...but keeps a 'low profile' so it won't appear like he's having too much fun while the Gulf region rots. And in doing so, he's probably disappointing a lot of his Chicago-land base in the process, as well. He just cannot hit his stride, or get things right. I have never seen the country as up-in-arms about this guy as it is, now. He's in serious, serious trouble -- and only a truly self-deluded person would deny it, or not see it.

Posted by: DRIVEAPROGRESSIVERAVINGMAD--BACKTHEJEWS | May 30, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Original1
I love it when America's trailer parks get in an uproar. That oil spill is God's way of reminding the South that voting Republican only leads to disaster. And I'm sure right wing kooks screaming about bailouts will do the right thing and refuse any government aid to get them thru the hard times. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. You just got reaped.
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Thanks for providing us with a post that shows why radical liberals aren't capable of holding elected office. You are a waste of flesh at best. Your Momma must be really proud of you.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | May 30, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Hint: Which president has failed miserably in responding with the relief effort for the single greatest man made disaster in the country's history?

Another hint: It wasn't George W. Bush.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | May 30, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Reminder:

Which President negotiated, promoted, and signed the Deep Water Royalty Relief Act of 1995, which was directly responsible for funding the development of the technology that made this leaking well possible?

BTW, did the DWRRA have ANY provisions in it concerning safety equipment or procedures?

Posted by: Ruperb | May 30, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Unoriginal1, channeling your inner Pat Robertson, you and Ted Turner, eh? Tossing out bigotry, cliches, and mocking God in one fell swoop, you go, now as to exactly where you go I won't hazard a guess.

Posted by: finn43 | May 30, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

BP = Barry petroleum.

Posted by: fe59 | May 30, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

When is Barry going to return all the money his pals at BP gave him for his "Hope and Change" fraud? I know golfing every day is expensive but surly Barry can at least pay for that out of his own sleazy pocket.

Posted by: fe59 | May 30, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Keep it up, bro, in spades!

Posted by: alisonhynes | May 30, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I love it when America's trailer parks get in an uproar. That oil spill is God's way of reminding the South that voting Republican only leads to disaster. And I'm sure right wing kooks screaming about bailouts will do the right thing and refuse any government aid to get them thru the hard times. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. You just got reaped.

Posted by: Original1 | May 30, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Like all of Chicago's liberal elites, the obamas will stay secure in their fortress Hyde Park, protected from the poor people they so love in Englewood, by Green Belts and police. As Mike Nichols said when the city and UC tore down the poor peoples homes and put them out on the street to build their secure community.."Black and White liberals, locked arm in arm, united against the poor".

Posted by: hughglass | May 30, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

I think that he is being very wise to keep a low profile. Look at all of the things he has broken (possibly destroyed) the past 16 months. The Financial Times on Sunday was very critical of his new 'Security Strategy' or should we say ........NON security Strategy??

The month of May 2010 may be recorded by historians as the month Obama’s political career was lost. This guy does not, or cannot, ignore citizens for long.

Just look at who he has snubbed during the month of May:

• The citizens of Nashville during their historic flood, and losing 30 citizens!
• Rearranging congressional priorities to bolster his left wing base to assist in November 2010 elections (gays in the military) while the Country is in the midst of a great recession, and NEEDS JOBS!
• Disregarding the Citizens of Arizona in favor of illegal immigrants – no doubt to get votes, and placing US citizens at risk!
• After 40 days after the oil spill, folks in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are still waiting on Obama’s bureaucrats to give them the go ahead to protect their property (even the Ragin’ Cajun is upset)! Thought they were going to keep their “BOOT ON THE NECK OF BP”??? *****ABC NEWS IS REPORTING THAT OBAMA CHEWED OUT A PARRISH PRESIDENT FOR COMPLAINING TO THE PRESS ABOUT THE LACK OF ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT!****
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/05/parish-president-president-obama-chewed-me-out.html Poor leadership is being kind!
• The pathetic Sestak affair with Bill Clinton being the fixer removes all credibility that Obama ever had about ‘Changing Politics As Usual’! That is pretty sickening!
• And the exclamation point to the month of May was when Obama decided to skip the Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in favor of taking a vacation – during time of war no less!! SOME LEADER!

Posted by: wheeljc | May 30, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

He needs to keep a low profile. This is the worst president this country has ever had. He is far worse than a 2nd term Jimmy Carter, who was the heretofore worst prez ever. This man does not care about the US. He cares about socialism and his marxist buddies.

What has he done about the Gulf oil leak, 40 days of golf, bbq, Boxer benefits, and family vacation. Unless his wife and children are ill, this country comes first. The ignorant pig could not stay in DC to go to the Memorial Day services at ARlington Cemetery. Kind of tells you what he thinks of the military and it's honored dead!

I can't wait until this ignorant pig is gone, counting the days until Jan. 2013. I KNOW I won't be disappointed. I'd vote for a wild pig before i voted for him.

Posted by: NFLMARK | May 30, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Boy must be nice to have your priorities so much in a row !!!!!!
HUH OBAMBI !! USURPER

Posted by: yourmomscalling | May 30, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

sfcgcarrier:

When will you learn, grow up and act like an adult? Fact: Obama has received more donations (cash goof ball) than any other political moron in the last twenty years. Fact: you leftists have caused the oil industry to drill deeper, farther, and more complicated than the shores of our great country. YES, there really is oil closer into the shoreline despite what your brilliant Barry said during in "monologue, er press conference".

You people represent 20% of the country...Obama like any Democrat fooled the folks too...its over Lib suck! Soon. If Obama ran on how he has "governed" he would only get 30% of the vote.

You have a few months left leftie!

Posted by: jahadikiller | May 30, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Toxic and over.

Posted by: dottydo | May 30, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it would be a good idea for Obama to take his family to church for a "change" and "hope" and pray that the oil disaster can be stopped before his whole presidency is a disaster.

Posted by: goldenco5 | May 30, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

My submission was rejected for "too many submissions?"!! I haven't been on this site for over three weeks. What a crock!! Or was my submission too pithy??

Posted by: vltg | May 30, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Mye submission was rejected for "too many submissions?"!! I haven't been on this site for over three weeks. What a crock!! Or was my submission too pithy??

Posted by: vltg | May 30, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

This may be the smartest PR move for Obama just now. With an economy that doesn't allow the rest of Americans to spend much on a 3-day weekend, Louisiana being covered with black goo, two wars being faught with a 1000th death of an American soldier being reported, and not to ignore the abolute gaffe of tryijg to remind Ameicans whst Memorial Day is all about...the tone deaf attitude of this man has been all too exposed. He isn't "cool", he's just woefully dense.

Posted by: vltg | May 30, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Good.

Posted by: Kansasgirl | May 30, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Blame it on that simple twist of fate.
--Robert Zimmerman

Posted by: mtpeaks | May 30, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

For me, it was JFK, 9-11, and seemingly now, our Southern Gulf going down.
In each crisis, we were reassured, and comforted...until now.
Which seems more like a Katrina moment...with our man in charge being very much on vacation, but clearly concerned.

Posted by: mtpeaks | May 30, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

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I know. the next time you vote, make sure it is for a Daddy in Chief instead of a real President.
someone who will be a true emotional wreck having to care for all your personal neediness.

Posted by: vwcat | May 30, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

the man must be totally exhausted. He probably just needed to chill with his close friends and relax abit.
Plus, I would think he would not want to be around the media, who would go into a frenzy because he was not emoting enough while on a few days rest.

Posted by: vwcat | May 30, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

The 'do you remember where you were when you heard the news' moment is very much reserved.
For me, it was JFK, 9-11, and seemingly now, our Southern Gulf going down.
In each crisis, we were reassured, and comforted...until now.
Which seems more like a Katrina moment...with our man in charge being very much on vacation, but clearly concerned.

Posted by: mtpeaks | May 30, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I have an idea. Obviously Obama is just full of hot air, so why doesn't he just blow and the oil spill and see if that causes it to evaporate!!!

Posted by: georges2 | May 30, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

... and well they should! After all, someone might ask Obama why, if he's the president and he's in charge, why is it all over the news now that he doesn't know how to stop the oil spill? Ah, the day liberals have been dreading. Obama is full of hot air. Hmm. Maybe if he just blew on the oil, it would evaporate! It's certainly worth a try!

Posted by: georges2 | May 30, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

... and well they should! After all, someone might ask Obama why, if he's the president and he's in charge, why is it all over the news now that he doesn't know how to stop the oil spill? Ah, the day liberals have been dreading. Obama is full of hot air. Hmm. Maybe if he just blew on the oil, it would evaporate! It's certainly worth a try!

Posted by: georges2 | May 30, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

The only time this corrupt Chicago gangster Marxist keeps a high profile is if he is delivering an apology for the existence of America, or announcing the further rereat of American power and influence, or the "redistribution" of wealth, either from taxpayers to the government or from the United States of America to any anti_American power on the planet. As melodramatic as it sounds, these nect elections and the one's in 2012 will determine the success or failure of "The American Experiment", begun in 1776. Let us hope this horrid president is thoroughly repudiated.

Posted by: jhr1 | May 30, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

So sfcg, what part of "obama received more contributions from BP than anyone else" do you find so hard to comprehend?

Posted by: standard_guy | May 30, 2010 6:42 PM
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Not much, except for the part about how the McCain/Palin campaign actually received more than Obama did.

Posted by: SharkMan2 | May 30, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

If Mr. Obama was really "in charge" of the oil spill, he would have, upon hearing of this terrible failure, canceled the rest of his Chicago vacation and headed back to Washington.
It would have been purely symbolic, but nonetheless an important signal to an alarmed American public.
Instead, he got updates by phone...kind of like W's Katrina flyover while heading back from his Texas vacation.
A fateful choice, with lasting consequences.

Posted by: mtpeaks | May 30, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

The visit to Chicago is inappropriate during the Memorial Day Weekend. A memorial service in DC and a visit to Arlington
is necessary. Every day counts, every photo image is important to revitalizing this administration or we'll risk a Republican renewal.
And that would be terrible. Saturday and Sunday's NY Times OP ED page had 4 columnists all favorable to the President offer a very critical appraisal of him. You just must listen especially when your supporters are concerned.

Posted by: jato11 | May 30, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Gee- obama kept an even lower profile on th eGulf coast.....seems like he runs from trouble.

Posted by: Realist20 | May 30, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

The map has Valois on the wrong side of the park. I used to eat there regularly during my days in Hyde Park. Also, most locals, would say that the President lives in Kenwood, vice Hyde Park. If he went next weekend, he would be there for the 57th strteet art fair and the class reunion weekend at UC.

Posted by: ltolson | May 30, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

This POTUS is literally imploding right before our very eyes!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | May 30, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Valois Cafeteria is marked incorrectly on your map. The correct address is 1518 53rd Street.

Posted by: roncohndc | May 30, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

peterroach, you're just the kind of sound asleep citizen that Obama counts on.

Posted by: jhr1 | May 30, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama seems to be very sensible. He is taking time of rest, reflect and hopefully come up with better solutions to this BP crisis.
I hope he reaches out to others in the oil industry to find solutions.

Posted by: peterroach | May 30, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

So sfcg, what part of "obama received more contributions from BP than anyone else" do you find so hard to comprehend?

Posted by: standard_guy | May 30, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

How many times did Baby Bush go the ranch?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | May 30, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The only time this corrupt Chicago gangster Marxist keeps a high profile is if he is delivering an apology for the existence of America, or announcing the further rereat of American power and influence, or the "redistribution" of wealth, either from taxpayers to the government or from the United States of America to any anti_American power on the planet. As melodramatic as it sounds, these nect elections and the one's in 2012 will determine the success or failure of "The American Experiment", begun in 1776. Let us hope this horrid president is thoroughly repudiated.

Posted by: jhr1 | May 30, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

What no "date" night! Too bad - so sad! A photo "op" missed!

Posted by: mmoga1 | May 30, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

What no "date" night! Too bad - so sad! A photo "op" missed!

Posted by: mmoga1 | May 30, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

What no "date" night! Too bad - so sad! A photo "op" missed!

Posted by: mmoga1 | May 30, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Keeping a low profile is not unusal for Obama, being engaged is.

Posted by: shewholives | May 30, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

tsapp77, Here is where the BP money really went. Take your blinders off or are you really that dumb? Where, oh, where did the “Drill, baby, drill” mantra disappear to? Palin took the lead with Drill, baby, drill. Not stall, baby, stall. The conservative pundits took their marching orders from her as Hannity said we need to explore, we need to drill, baby, drill. Limbaugh followed with we need to follow Louisiana’s example here in Florida and drill, baby, drill. Gallagher said 67% of the public want to drill, baby, drill. Levin said drill, baby, drill is our party motto. The best is Beck who said oil companies are doing a better job protecting the ocean, the fishes, and the Gulf of Mexico than state, local, and federal governments are protecting the people in our cities. Let’s drill, baby, drill. Amazing, huh?

Posted by: sfcgcarrier | May 30, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Since Obama received campaign contributions from BP, shouldn't he return the money to help with the cleanup? Some reports state that he has been the greatest benefactor of BP's political contributions---more than any other American politician.

Posted by: tsapp77 | May 30, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Since Obama received campaign contributions from BP, shouldn't he return the money to help with the cleanup? Some reports state that he has been the greatest benefactor of BP's political contributions---more than any other American politician.

Posted by: tsapp77 | May 30, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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