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Right-Wingers try to malign The Obama’s trip to The President’s Home State

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The Conservative Right-Wing lunacy is in full effect as they try to malign and spark fake outrage over the travel expenses of The President and his family for the 17 day trip back to his home state of Hawaii.  The have made a slick video which pretends to detail the Obama’s travel expenses as costing the American Public over 4.5 million dollars, cited by a report from the Hawaii Reporter.

 

 

First off, remember the lies that were told around The President’s trip to India? ” remember the headlines,

US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama’s Mumbai visit”

Under further scrutiny, this was quickly debunked, by every major credible news outlet, but some Republican‘s tried to hang on to this tired ole lie.

As a matter of security, the costs of Presidential travel is never released.  And I doubt very seriously that the arrangement’s for lodging were either.  So this report, although interesting, can hardly be factual . It actually relies on estimates that, may be entertaining, but based merely on conjecture.  So in fairness, ask yourself this question, “What were the traveling expenses for the past 4 President’s in comparison to President Obama’s?

CBS News comments….

To be fair, a presidential vacation away from the White House is not the same as a vacation for the average person. The president is still in contact with his advisers and on call for any emergency.

The fact remains, that when we elect a president, any president, we offer them the protection and facilities to accomplish and be successful at the job.  It is hardly time in the 13th hour to have buyers remorse because we assume that some expenditures are extravagant, when in truth, they are not.  For example, on September 11th, 2001, the terrorist attacks on the world trade center not only destroyed the  2 towers, but also brought to light the glaring communications gaps The President had with key staff and resources at a time of crisis.  Step by step post 9/11, these were addressed, and new procedures and technologies developed.  Security has been strengthened around the president and his family, not only for our current president, but for the previous living ones as well.  Do we simply abandon what we know is right, for political reasons and sound bites?  The article in the Hawaiian Reporter, while trying to bring these expenditure to light, ignores the why and how they are there in the first place. Hardly objective journalism, but that is par for the course especially during an election year.  So before you fain outrage at a news article, dig deeper, ask questions, take nothing at face value. Formulate your own opinion, don’t merely adopt someone else’s for expediency.

All in The Family -Newt Gingrich’s Sister Working Hard to Re-Elect President Obama and the Gingrich Family drama reaches Soap Opera pitch

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What’s better than Newt Gingrich dropping out of the 2012 Presidential Race?  Finding more and more silly crap that he has done, and watching him go down in flames…..much like Herman Cain.  Well Newt hasn’t begun to crash yet…. but somebody’s already lighting matches up under his ass….HIS OWN SISTER!  Candice Gingrich-Jones. Just watch as Candice speaks about the GOP front-runner…(in a lovingly sisterly way I might add.) as she is interviewed by Rachel Maddow. Enjoy!

#OWS gather steam from nationwide protest cop crackdown

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Hundreds of arrests, accusations of police brutality and dozens of injuries – this is how the ‘Occupy’ movement in the U.S. marked its two-month anniversary this week. Officers in riot gear tore down camps and broke up mostly peaceful demos against the unequal distribution of wealth in major American cities. At the heart of the campaign, in New York, a crowd of activists took to the subway and tried to block off the Stock Exchange. Evidence has been emerging of disproportionate police action in response to the rallies.
At the University of California, a group of students staging a sit-down protest were pepper-sprayed in the face. In an earlier incident, an officer was filmed beating an Iraq war veteran so hard he suffered a ruptured spleen, although he seemed to pose no threat. And yet, as Anastasia Churkina reports, the crackdown is not deterring protesters

Chip Pitts: ‘Crackdown on OWS a strategic mistake’

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The United States is currently grappling with growing protest rallies against corporatism, poverty and social inequity in the country.