Tag Archives: Pres Obama

Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536

As expected, the vote in Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession.

http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064

During a phone call at the request of the White House, President Obama told Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553

“Additional costs”? Is the White House going to try to subject Moscow to the Obamacare mandate?

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445329010759716865

Maybe Obama should convince Putin to continue the discussion on “Between Two Ferns”:

http://twitter.com/#!/tahDeetz/status/445331412548591616

It’s possible that President Obama will change his tune, because he might have been distracted during the call:

http://twitter.com/#!/thenormalmiddle/status/445330292124176386

Good question.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/16/fernworthy-crimea-votes-to-secede-from-ukraine-obama-tells-putin-u-s-committed-to-diplomatic-resolution/

Obama chewed out for chomping gum at D‑Day ceremonies

http://twitter.com/#!/David_Verghese/status/474993307429658625

President Obama was to be on his best behavior at the  70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy today. He almost passed muster, but was that a big wad of gum in his mouth during the solemn ceremony? Twitter seemed to think so.

http://twitter.com/#!/drumcorpsminis/status/474996394219278336

Judge for yourself (via Weasel Zippers):

chew

http://twitter.com/#!/CronkiteSays/status/474993152362053632
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http://twitter.com/#!/vixben1965/status/474914198519287808
http://twitter.com/#!/RichardsBooks/status/474918088992112640
http://twitter.com/#!/chrisgolds/status/474918481528635392
http://twitter.com/#!/RobertsDan/status/474925440722026496
http://twitter.com/#!/RufusKings1776/status/475029191004413953

This time the president managed to offend the French as well.

http://twitter.com/#!/__Beatrix__/status/474913639636692992

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/06/obama-chewed-out-for-chomping-gum-at-d%e2%80%91day-ceremonies/

Carney: Obama won’t decide Shinseki’s fate until reading report from Shinseki

http://twitter.com/#!/DontDieOnline/status/472080138772180992

“A definite maybe” might be the best way to sum up some of Jay Carney’s responses at today’s press conference when being pressed about the future of VA secretary Eric Shinseki.

There have been bipartisan calls for the resignation or firing of the VA secretary, but Carney said that Obama will base his decision on whether to fire Eric Shinseki at least in part on an investigative report about corruption at the VA that will be compiled and submitted by … Eric Shinseki:

http://twitter.com/#!/lindsaywise/status/472079638475591681

It remains to be seen what recommendations Shinseki will give to Obama regarding Shinseki’s future at the VA.

Anybody looking for straight answers from Jay Carney didn’t get what they were after at today’s presser:

http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/472070253347098625
http://twitter.com/#!/HollyRFisher/status/472081006322003969
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/472071627677507584
http://twitter.com/#!/tsjennings1247/status/472083717700067328
http://twitter.com/#!/jensan1332/status/472082390903320576

Jay Carney never ceases to amaze.

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Related:

‘Is he in a time out?’ Obama reportedly placed VA secretary Shinseki ‘on probation’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/29/jay-carney-obama-wont-decide-va-secretarys-fate-until-reading-report-from-va-secretary/

Obama and Putin have 6th phone call since start of Ukraine crisis

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahWehrman/status/455851917940629504

President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine.

CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851512275935232
http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851999905710080
http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853392624369664

Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853830992044034

With that out of the way…

http://twitter.com/#!/GlennCarswell/status/455852614966460416

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/14/concern-level-grave-obama-and-putin-have-6th-phone-call-since-start-of-ukraine-crisis/

Chill out, guys! Obama’s off to fundraise, but he can do his job ‘wherever’

http://twitter.com/#!/eriContrarian/status/491279154361290752

Critics of President Obama have rightfully blasted him over his warped priorities. With everything that’s been happening, you’d think he’d show at least a little more interest in dealing with world affairs.

But alas, after giving brief, ineffectual remarks on the situation in Ukraine, Obama once again got set for a busy week — of fundraising, natch. But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would like to reassure us that POTUS has totally got things under control. No need to throw a wrench in his plans!

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/491278471457701888

Good to know. However:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/491278683123232768

It’d have to be one hell of a development! Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor dark of night nor international turmoil shall stay this president from the not-so-swift completion of his appointed fundraising rounds …

http://twitter.com/#!/baldingschemer/status/491279723574460416
http://twitter.com/#!/TheH2/status/491279043119951872
http://twitter.com/#!/confusedabout/status/491281244890480640
http://twitter.com/#!/trogdor8768/status/491281003684438018
http://twitter.com/#!/DanL_nitweets/status/491281151135203328
http://twitter.com/#!/EdMorrissey/status/491285045328756736

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/21/chill-out-guys-obamas-off-to-fundraise-but-he-can-do-his-job-wherever-he-happens-to-be/

Voter suppression in action: President made to show driver’s license to vote

After searching on the golf course both Saturday and Sunday for a way to contain the Ebola crisis, President Obama chose Monday to fly to Chicago to vote early.

One frequently asked question: did the poll workers attempt to disenfranchise the president by asking for some form of ID?

Fight the power!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/20/voter-suppression-in-action-president-made-to-show-drivers-license-to-vote/