Progressive/Marxists Suicide

14 01 2010

“The following post is not about the poor people of Haiti. I pray to God that the world will help them to recover and everything stays peaceful. The post has more to do with who Obama is asking to help.”

I’ve been accused of having a strange sense of humor so some of you may not think this is funny. I happen to think this is hilarious. I spent five minutes laughing til I had tears in my eyes.

Just wait until the news gets around to the Marxist/Liberals in this country that the hated George W. Bush will be working with “I love interns” Bill Clinton. I fully expect some of these people to be jumping out of windows to their death at the mere thought of good old Dubya also working with Obama. This my dear friends is going to be fun, if not interesting.

Gio-

Obama enlists Bush, Clinton to help Haiti

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pledged $100 million for Haiti quake relief on Thursday and enlisted two former U.S. presidents to help raise more, vowing to the Haitian people: “You will not be forsaken.”

Barack Obama

Determined to stay on top of the rapidly unfolding humanitarian crisis in the quake zone, Obama told his top aides that responding to the tragedy should be their top priority.

Obama, facing his biggest test of international relief since taking office a year ago, promised an initial U.S. contribution of $100 million and said he had directed his administration to launch “a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort to save lives and support recovery in Haiti.”

Former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat who is already a United Nations special envoy for Haiti, and former President George W. Bush, the Republican who preceded Obama in the White House, agreed to a request from Obama to help the quake relief effort. Obama talked by telephone with Bush on Wednesday night about helping out.

“Both of them have agreed to take part in this,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, promising more details in the next few days.

The effort will be similar to that performed by Clinton and Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, when they led a huge international relief effort to help the recovery from the 2004 tsunami that swept South Asia and killed 226,000 in 13 countries.

George W. Bush has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House a year ago, working on a book about his time in office and developing his presidential library in Dallas.

His former press secretary, Dana Perino, said she believed Bush and Clinton “will pour their hearts into this mission.”

Gibbs dismissed a question as to why Obama would turn to Bush after criticizing him for the U.S. response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, saying bipartisan unity was needed.

Aid was beginning to arrive in Haiti, shattered by Tuesday’s quake. The Haitian Red Cross said it believed 45,000 to 50,000 people had died and 3 million more were hurt or left homeless.

‘AMERICA STANDS WITH YOU’

“To the people of Haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten. In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you. The world stands with you,” Obama said.

It marks the latest example of the long U.S. history with Haiti. In 1994, then-President Clinton sent a delegation there that negotiated the departure of Haitian military leaders and headed off an American invasion.

Working against time to save as many lives as possible and help Haitians dig out of the rubble, the United States is sending some elements of its armed forces to the impoverished island nation.

Several Coast Guard cutters are already there providing basic services like water and technical support for a massive logistical operation.

Obama said elements of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division were arriving on Thursday. A Marine expeditionary unit was also being deployed, as well as the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and a U.S. Navy hospital ship, the Comfort.

In a show of support for Haiti, Obama was joined when he made his statement by key leaders of his administration, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama was clearly working to avoid any sort of comparison with Bush, who was damaged by his administration’s slow initial response to Hurricane Katrina.

Aides provided frequent updates on what the president was doing on Haiti, such as holding meetings with aides and talking to foreign leaders.

Obama, who had been criticized for waiting a few days to speak publicly in response to the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound plane, said he had made it clear to the officials that Haiti “must be a top priority for their departments and agencies right now.”

“This is one of those moments that calls out for American leadership,” he said.

Biden and his wife, Jill, are to be in South Florida to meet with members of the Haitian-American community there about the U.S. response to the crisis.

(Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason; editing by David Storey and Will Dunham)

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14 01 2010
velenda

I am all for helping Haiti, but where is this money gong to come from???
America is BROKE, we have no money for ourselves much less for another Country? Will we get a lower intrest rate on this money we have to barrow or will we our China even more????

14 01 2010
bkeyser

V-

I understand your concern. I propose we use the UAW Strike Fund for the money.

14 01 2010
bkeyser

Gibbs was almost beside himself having to answer questions about this. You can tell this is really conflicting those in the White House. When I first saw this, I thought, “Okay, Bill and GHW Bush again.” But when I saw the H was missing, I was really pretty surprised. They must’ve determined that Barry needs to stay focused on screwing up the economy and couldn’t pull off feigned sorrow for people that can’t vote for him. I really hate to be that cruel, but I honestly don’t think that’s all that farfetched.

The Kos Kids must be throwing their XBox controllers all over the basement with this news.

14 01 2010
giovanniworld

LOL!

14 01 2010
giovanniworld

Well, that didn’t take long.

I wondered how long it would take before the libs started to react to the Dubya announcement. All I had to do was go to HuffPo and bingo! Here’s two comments from a thread that talked about George and Bill teaming-up. Warning: These are both sad and funny.

“How else to get the most se/fish, gr.ee.dy and r@cist among us to give, than to have GW do it. They still get the tax breaks — they most definitely should open their wallets…cause I haven’t heard a peep about any of them giving a single $. But I will keep my thoughts upbeat and positive and quite possibly some will show compassion and love to their fellow human.”

“Haitians are Americans. We all live in the Americas. Look at a map.”

Gio-

P.S. You can’t make this stuff up!

14 01 2010
DCG

Tools…their elitists libs get the same tax breaks…fool.

Betcha Bush has already donated…unlike the Hollyweird celebrities, he doesn’t feel the need to advertise how good of a person he is.

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