Par for the course. The president doesn't run things, they are the face on
the camera, but they doesn't run things. If the president was really in
charge they wouldn't be spending the tax payers time and money running
around the country schmoozing the rich kids. Don't elect the face, elect
those standing behind the face. It will help avoid buyers remorse.
George W. Bush came under the same scrutiny and was attending a fundraiser while
the Hurricane Katrina crisis was unfolding. I think this is common for all
politicians. Of course, what kind of crisis really does need the
President's attention 100% of the time? What really merits the word
"crisis?" To some, everything could be considered a crisis everyday.
The office of President has become a popularity contest, and not a contest of
leadership abilities. Obviously both parties need to treat the office of
President with more respect ans less expectations for doing a job (fund raising)
not really a part of governing.
Because no president ever has been involved with fundraising or campaigning for
his party.And our previous president managed to take time off during
Hurricane Katrina to celebrate John McCain's birthday.
The way he has bungled most everything, we and the world are better off if he
concentrates on money and golf.
Well you can't blame Obama..Fundraising and vacations are about all he does
well. A couuminity organizer bought and paid for. A President? A collasal
Its the ONLY thing Obama is good at: raising money from fat cat trial lawyers
for democrats! Everything else he has done has turned out to be a "phony
scandal" or a disaster like Obamacare, his feckless border policy or his
destructive foreign policies! What else can we expect from a professional
community organizer? Come on people, this is who he is so why act surprised or
disappointed? You got exactly what you voted for!
It's not like the president is in a horse-and-buggy, only reachable by fast
riders carrying messages written on parchment. With electronic
communications it really doesn't matter where any president is at any
moment, they are in as full communication as they would be in the White House.
My larger concern is that it really does not seem to matter which
party wins. Oh, there will be cosmetic differences in social commentary and some
policies. But we will still be spied on by our own government, we will still
fight wars for the oil companies and the enrich the central bankers and arms
makers, we will still see the increasing police state. The real
stuff will not change.
Seems like there should be legislation passed preventing the sitting president
from campaigning for a particular party. I assume the political party
reimburses the govt. for some expenses, but US Taxpayers are paying for much of
the cost of use of Air Force One and Secret Service protection.Once
a person is elected to President their allegiance should be to the people of the
United States and not to a particular party.Seems like there are
more pressing matters going on in the world that are in need of the presidents
attention. But Obama is doing what he does best; making speeches.
Campaigning is what this president does. He doesn't know how to manage the
office of the presidency. He was just a community organizer. What did he know
of foreign policy and the economy other than the drivel of left wing communists
As long as $$ play such a big part in politics, politicians will spend a good
deal of time and energy raising money.Rather than carp about
fundraising trips and time spent, how about you focus on reducing the need and
influence of the $$.Wouldn't that get to the root of the
problem and solve most of the problems that plague our government?
Can the title of this article possibly be any more partisan? Please!
You don't have to pass an I Q test to be elected.
Which day of any President's term is not buried in "crises"?
Because we the American people have insisted on it, money is the lubricant of
politics. No funds, no mission for any of the parties; ergo, Obama raises funds.
Did George W. Bush raise no funds on "crisis" days? That is,
between brush-clearing vacations at the ol' homestead?
I still don't get it!What does George Bush have to do with
anything?If Bush stole from a bank, does it excuse Obama to do the
same thing?When it comes to responsibility, let Obama stand on his
own two feet, and quit using George Bush for an excuse.Fund raisers,
vacation to Martha's Vineyard, and golfing will do nothing to ease world
"What does George Bush have to do with anything?"You are
missing the point.The point that people make on issues like this is
that previous presidents, including George Bush, have done exactly the same
thing. And no one made a big deal of it. Not even the left.Obama
does exactly what his predecessors did and suddenly it's the biggest
transgression ever.In the wise words of Bill Clinton. "It takes
some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did"
Hurricane Katrina was a natural occurrence of Mother Nature and a domestic issue
at that. Whereas the many international crises that have been happening, while
Obama continues his fundraising uninterrupted, are either a result of, or could
be effected by administration foreign policy. Not giving those
crises more direct attention makes it appear as if Obama doesn't care very
much... even though he very well may. In his position, appearances do count, and
sometimes very much.The fact that Obama has been involved with so
many more fundeds than any of his predecessors doesn't bode well for him
either. It gives his political opponents that much more ammo.
What hypocrisy--criticize the money in politics while on the trail to get more.
All this while traveling (and working?) on the taxpayer's dime. Where is
the outrage from the "going green" advocates? The President is not
peddling his bike, but using Air Force One to leave a giant carbon footprint (or
vapor trail) while chewing out the rest of us for using a car to get to work,
etc. I just don't get it...
I don't have the exact figures, but Obama has done about 400 fund raisers
to Bushes 200.However, what George Bush did years ago is irrelevant,
and does not excuse Obama.A good leader makes no excuses, and stands
on his own two feet.
Can Mrs. Obama really be proud of her husband's Presidential career for the
first time in her life? We live in a strange world of Hollywood made up reviews
Brio said: "Hurricane Katrina was a natural occurrence of Mother Nature and
a domestic issue at that. Whereas the many international crises that have been
happening, while Obama continues his fundraising uninterrupted, are either a
result of, or could be effected by administration foreign policy. "So to you, A Crisis in America can be ignored by "bush" and
that's the correct policy, but things happening around the world should
take a front seat for This President as leader of the world?As far
as "exact figures", you never have them because they were made up on
your radio, and you didn't bother to look up actual facts.There's a cure get the money out, it's not free speech.