Who has seen the President in person?

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    I don't think this is PRSI material but more of a general question that happens to involve a political person, but move if need be


    Anyways, who has seen the President in person? I was fortunate enough to have a chance to see Obama today in Fort Collins. Was a 100feet away from his podium.

    It was really cool (and I have always been moreorless a conservative leaning moderate). Never have seen such a prominent figure in my life with my own eyes.

    Apart from the insane waiting in line for 5-6 hrs in the heat, it was a blast
     
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    Would never have taken the opportunity, to be honest. I always tell people who joke about an assassination to make sure they do it right as the anti-Christ is said to survive a significant head trauma. ;)

    But congrats on the fact that you've accomplished something you wanted to do.
     
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    What is so awful about Obama? We got Bin Laden and human rights have advanced exponentially.

    The list of accomplishments. Which do you not like?

    http://whatthe****hasobamadonesofar.com/
     
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    That URL was a bit of a fail... might want to fix that! ;)
     
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    you have to replace the * with the 4 letter F word
     
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    Almost got the chance. He came to the Nano College up in Albany, NY and though they didnt allow any students, there were some students selected that were enrolled in research programs. My friend was supposed to hook me up but she got the last one. I did see his 40 car entourage though.
     
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    Whatthefoodhasobamadonesofar.com?

    Kidding, I know what it is, but it confused me at at first :p
     
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    I was in the press corridor at the Tucson's "Together We Thrive" event, held after the shooting of Rep. Gifford and others. I was standing behind a White House photographer and shooting over his shoulder as the president spoke.
     

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    Spoke with him at length at a fundraiser before he was elected. Knew that I could not support his policies and could never vote for him. He is left of left and makes sure you know it. His idols are all on the far left as well.

    Scary dude.

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    Thinking back on that meeting, one thing strikes me as ominous. He said that energy prices in the US were way too low, and because of that, both companies and individuals were wasteful of our energy resources,

    His answer was to add fees and taxes to the energy companies to drive costs up - to at least parity with Europe if not higher - then use the added revenue to supplement energy costs to the poor.

    "Gasoline should be $8 a gallon," is a direct quote.
     
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    Was this before or after you parachuted from the space shuttle into the Superbowl?
     
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    Is that exactly what he said? Or is there more to that statement? Today with the small oil crisis, he said he wanted to keep the price of gas under $4. He said they would tap into the reserve to keep it under. Seems like the opposite behavior
     
  13. thewitt, Aug 28, 2012
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    Don't worry, I know that none of the liberal Obama lovers on this forum will believe anything I say here. It doesn't much matter to me.

    If you can find a list of his pre election fund raisers, it was at the North Dam Mill project in Biddeford, Maine. He spent nearly 4 hours there with the regular folks just talking. I was impressed by his honesty, but terrified by his politics.

    Hide your head in the sand if you wish. It's fine with me.

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    Yes, a direct quote.
     
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    Wow. I just lost what little respect I had for h... uhhh I mean All Hail Obama!!
     
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    Oh please, not all of us have Obama's picture on a shrine.

    I don't agree with his $8/gallon, either.
     
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    First. Is it really "left of left" to describe mainstream European policy?

    Second I wouldn't believe that a mine owner had compelled coal miners to attend a Romney event without a source - so it shouldn't be surprising when the same is required in reverse - while $8/gallon may be the European price it is difficult to believe Obama would have said that about the US.
     
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    Thewitt's embellished fable is conveniently a GOP talking point, however he's (purposefully) mixed up the actors. It was chu (energy minister) who made the comments (before he was energy minister) about gas prices being in line with europe (at the time $8/gallon).

    http://www.factcheck.org/2012/03/obama-wanted-higher-gasoline-prices/
     
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    No mix up. He clearly stated his position on gas prices as part of his diatribe on energy costs in general.

    He felt all forms of energy were too cheap, even hydro, wind and solar. It was really an eye opener for me, though as usual the faithful in the room nodded and agreed with his wisdom.

    Again, I don't expect any of the liberals here to believe it, so no skin off my nose.

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    Is it left of left to describe socialist policy? Absolutely.

    No one was compelled. I attended the Town Square portion of his campaign event, along with about 100 other local business owners. I did not attend the dinner portion at $3000 a plate.
     
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    So he said it to the room and despite it being out of line with his policies it was not reported in a single newspaper and he did not mention it ever again. And it just so happens what you claimed is a GOP talking point and exactly what chu said.
     
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    I realize that the intent of this thread was to heap praise on your personal sighting of the President, and you can continue down that path with your, "I saw him from a distance, he was so much like royalty," circle jerk.

    I related my experience meeting him and listening to him campaign on raising the cost of energy to punish the abusers, while assisting the poor with his increased revenue from all of the new taxes.

    Meeting him simply secured my position that I could never vote for him.

    He was divisive, spiteful, anti business, anti capitalist and talked of taxes as punishment and the government subsidizing everyone too poor to pay.

    It was really quite frightening to hear. I will leave you to your praise of the man and his policies, as I know the three other conservatives on the forum won't bother to even read this thread, much less post in it.

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    Yep
     
  21. .Andy, Aug 29, 2012
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    You'd do well to take note of the OP. One of the most pleasant and thoughtful conservative leaners on the internet.

    Sure he did. At an event with 100 business owners. And his words never made the press despite being completely out of line with his presidential campaign.

    There's plenty of real stuff to criticise obama for being a complete muppet about such as his wars and guantanamo.
     
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    This is quite hard to believe.
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't Reggie Brown? :p
     
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    Yes, Obama totally supports Socialist Ideals. :rolleyes:
     
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    So fuel taxes are socialist?
     

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