Obama Lands in MO, Pauses for Photos, Then Heads to Joplin For 10 Minute Speech… And More Photos Before Flying Back to DC

Obama landed in Missouri moments ago one week after the deadly tornado killed at least 139 people.
100 are still missing.

U.S. President Barack Obama greets Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne after arriving in Joplin, Missouri, May 29, 2011. Obama travelled. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

Obama posed for pictures then boarded an aircraft for Joplin.

While in Joplin he will take a 10 minute tour of the town in his car.
He will speak with the tornado victims for 10 minutes.
He will then give a 10 minute speech at Missouri Southern University.
Then he’ll get the hell out of there… After he pauses for more pictures.

Of course, the press will give him a complete pass for this.

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  • miar


  • L.E. Liesner

    What! No cocktails. He finally has time for the commoners, wonder if they have time for him.

  • Spartan

    The man oozes ‘heart’, doesn’t he?

  • Granny

    So very thoughtful of him! I hope the survivors of Joplin choose to boycott his “appearance.”

  • Somewhat Reasonable Voice

    He only showed up because he felt he had to. There is nothing in that part of the country that holds his interest.

  • patman

    Will his teleprompter and auto pen be joining him too?

  • Sickofobama

    What a disgrace.

    The POS should have said, “I gotta go – the weather is nice in D.C. today and I got me a 1:00 tee time.

    FO Hussein.

  • David_V.

    GOLFING. enough said.

  • Mark S.

    Like we expected any better? Heck no.. this is “Mr. Photo Op President” and nothing more.

  • John03

    Shameful. The people of Joplin have suffered greatly and deserve so much more than this.

  • vityaz

    I suppose we’ll either be fighting the left for the rest of our lives or we give in and become one with “the body”/Landru.

    It’s amazing how much Star Trek got right.

    It would sure be better for us if the president woke up tomorrow and one half of his body was literally white and the other half was black.

  • Gimme a Break

    Are all the golf courses in Joplin closed?

  • Sickofobama


    I will never give in.

    I’ll starve before I become a slave to Obama and his fellow Communists!

  • Joe Blow

    I’m sure he is just going to try and turn the memorial into a re-election campaign like he did in Arizona. Tee-shirts and all!

  • Sasja

    I can understand wanting a president to visit such sites as Ground Zero after an attack, after all, it was an attack on our country. But I have never understood why some folks think that a visit by a president, any president, is necessary after a natural disaster. I guess I’m just weird in that I would take comfort from God, my family, friends and neighbors. What the president does, or does not do, matters not.

  • Dick Turpin

    He is a sorry ass bitch. Nobody wants to hear give a speech about their hardships…how he feels so poorly for them. Bollocks. The visit was a must do for this clown, and he should have had the nads to get off camera (TOTUS, too) and talk to the residents whilst surveying some of the damage. That’s what a REAL leader would have done..but alas, we have Il Douche who, again, shows up for a brief moment and only to make it about himself.

  • KOW

    We knew he would do that, and if all the moron Republicans would not of called him out for being overseas and not being in Joplin.

    The World or US for that matter, did not end when the Idiot in Chief was gone, so why call him out for not being here, except for a short term gain and sound bites?

    Republicans, get over Obama, ignore him, dont call him out for anything, that includes Medicare, Budgets, whatever. Yes, say things about him trying to kill Medicare, his budget going down 0-97, but dont say, Where is your Budget? What is your plan for Medicare? You know the answers to that.

  • Kate

    Why does he even bother? Like he gives a rip. Wish he’d just stay the hell away. If it would be meaningful and helpful, that would be different. As it is, I wish he’d just stay away from Missouri period. It’s bad enough we have to have Claire around.

  • Kate

    Wonder how many times he will say “I” in his speeches while in Missouri. I am sure it will all be about him.

  • daryl

    Never miss a chance to turn a tragedy into opportunity or a photo-op.
    Doesn’t that just warm the cockles of your heart?