Leadership: As Congress Wrangles Over Tax Cut Extension – Obama Goes Shopping

What a disgrace.
As Congress wrangled over extending tax cuts to millions of Americans Barack Obama went shopping for “Just Dance 3.”

U.S. President Barack Obama buys the Wii game “Just Dance 3” at Best Buy in Alexandria, Virginia December 21, 2011. Obama was in Alexandria doing some Christmas shopping and stopped in a pizzeria for lunch. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

The Politico reported:

President Barack Obama took a break from wrangling with House Republicans on Wednesday afternoon for a quick pre-Christmas shopping trip to buy gifts for his daughters and Bo the dog.

After calling congressional leaders to reaffirm his support for the Senate-passed two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, Obama exited the Oval Office with Bo in tow and headed to a shopping strip in Alexandria, Va. — a man alone with his dog as his family vacations in Hawaii.

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  • FurryGuy

    All Ear Leader knows how to do is spend other people’s money and campaign. Actually expecting him to LEAD is way above his pay-grade and capability, you know.

  • Rachelle

    Another 4 years of his presidency and he will be lucky to find a store that isn’t closed and boarded-up.

  • Patty

    Yes he is. There is one commercial after another on the Let Move, ooopss Just Dance 3. Over and over. This is used to promote America to get up an move.

    And the Company sponsors are in the Bag for the Obama’s. Not suplimianal messaging but close to it.

  • bg

    ++

    Happy Hanukkah!!

    ==

  • Patty

    #4 December 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Diogenes commented:

    It’s Congress’s job to make laws. Until there is something to sign or veto, it does not concern the President.
    _____________________

    Yet, he comes out and says Republicans fault. Over and over. The democrats are bashing them and these are the leaders who continue this partisanship while the middle class waits and wonders if the will get a $1,000 tax break. Yes, Congress makes the laws, Obama goes over Congress’s head in Libya and that too is wrong. Obama wants it is way or he will continue to blame Congress. His inference and disdain for Congress is palpable.

  • daryl

    This should make a great stocking stuffer.
    But before applying it to the bumper get ready to get a new paint job on your vehicle. His supporters get mighty careless with their shopping carts WHEN THEY SEE THIS ONE.He still has his knee cappers on retainer too, so don’t go out with out your piece.

    Saying it all with a single bumper sticker

    http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/saying-it-all-with-a-single-bumber-sticker/

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  • FurryGuy

    #4 December 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Diogenes commented:

    You might want to read up on the duties and responsibilities (and prerogatives) of the Chief Executive as outlined in the US Constitution again (or for the first time). Signing/vetoing bills ain’t all there is.

  • garrettc

    This is really over the top. You are saying he shouldn’t shop for Christmas presents? Certainly he could give a list to one of his staff and consult by phone. but maybe he would like to give gifts that he selected personally? Lighten up.

  • dunce

    First booby frank, now he is hanging around with another guy with man boobs.

  • donh

    God is very mysterious . I just got Just Dance 3 in the mail today…Christmas gift for my 10 year old. Not satisfied with ruining the world…Obama has to come inside my own home and be a curse upon my daughter’s wish list.

  • Island Girl

    He looks terrible.

    Ids he pining for fjords or somehing?

  • I could have sworn he said once that him and family don’t buy each other Chistmas grifts……….This is just another photo-opt………….this time he is using the poor dog as a prop………..hope at least the poor -dog got a big bone out of deal…………….just sayin

  • ar05075

    He wants him some big ole man titty.!!

  • srdem65

    The Hawaiian MSM says Bo, the dog, is in Hawaii with MO.
    The DC MSM says Bo, the dog, is in DC
    Where in the world is Bo, the dog?

  • FurryGuy

    #10 December 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    garrettc commented:

    Just how exactly is it over the top to comment about a man who constantly lectures others regarding their duties to shirk his repeatedly?

    Please enlighten us subterranean trolls how we could be ever so clueless to expect some sign of maturity and leadership from the Chief Executive of the Republic.

  • Aaron

    Yeah, it’s outrageous for the the President to go out Christmas Shopping??? Don’t get the outrage.

  • FurryGuy

    #16 December 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    srdem65 commented:

    The Hawaiian MSM says Bo, the dog, is in Hawaii with MO.
    The DC MSM says Bo, the dog, is in DC
    Where in the world is Bo, the dog?

    Just be glad the MFM is not reporting Bo is in either the Republic of the Philippines or China. He’d either be in a stew pot or on a barbecue stick if he were.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    He’s the Best Bought President we ever had bahahahha

  • pink tie Republican

    Hahahahahah…

    Barry said they don’t give Christmas presents in his famiglia. Freakin liar.

    He stayed behind so he could get some head from Reggie Love, or some old white dude. Who you kiddin’ Barry?

  • Patty

    Is he purchasing this for himself or the salesman?

  • FurryGuy

    #22 December 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Patty commented:

    Is he purchasing this for himself or the salesman?

    Maybe he’s buying it for some foreign dignitary. Remember Barry giving UK PM Brown a set of DVDs only playable in North America?

  • McCLoud

    Guess there’s no point in wrapping that baby, now that it’s all over the news.

  • LZM5

    Damn….slow news day for you? The president isn’t member of congress, so why
    is it a big issue if he goes to a store 5 miles from the White House to buy a $40.00
    video game?

    Did he have the audacity to stop at Panda Express on the way back for some Beef & Broccoli?

  • Texas_Treeroach

    What to do????

    Shop for the Wii game “Just Dance 3″ ,OR oversee the conflict on the Payroll Tax Cut Extension????

    Hmmmmmmmm . . .

    Obama makes the predicatable choice.

    (Heads-Up: Queen Elizabeth is destined to receive a knockoff)
    (Reggie Love gets the real deal)

  • bigL

    It is a scam, bo is prob full-time with staffer as Muslims do not have pets

    Be suer to check out L.A. Times articl of the school district ‘Health food” lunches. I think MO was involved and the concoctions were vomitizing and kids wouled not eat them. Banned choc milk so reg mill goes in trash on an un-ending conveyeor belt.

    Article by Chip Reid(sp) dec 19 or 20. Millions wasted and the kids have set up a free market
    store with chips and burgers and choc milk.
    kids went tasting demo in summerand the food is nothin like that.Cafeteria has slaughtered it

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  • jhump

    #4 December 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Diogenes commented:

    It’s Congress’s job to make laws. Until there is something to sign or veto, it does not concern the President.

    Excellent point. Then you should be blaming the senate democrats because there are 28 jobs bills waiting for a senate vote. I’m sure you’ll be encouraging the democrats to get to work passing this legislation so the president can sign them, right? You did know that these bills existed, right? Because someone as astute as yourself wouldn’t claim that the house of representatives wasn’t doing their job, like not passing a budget for 900+ days(like the democratic senate), right?
    Thanks for your concern.

  • #1AMERICAN

    Out shopping for korans probably…stinkin mooslun Kenyan fraud

  • Rachelle

    garrettc commented:

    This is really over the top. You are saying he shouldn’t shop for Christmas presents? Certainly he could give a list to one of his staff and consult by phone

    Try not to be an idiot garrettc. This was a photo shoot trip, not a shopping trip.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    Muslims don’t give Xmas presents..he is a fraud and a liar..the whole family makes me sick..
    he/she has sucked so much money out of us and now they are shutting down 600 coal mines-Lisa Jackson, HHS telling us how to eat or meat…sick,, sick the King and Queen..and now they give millions to illegals for the housing deal Great Holder is another black racist–screw whitey..why didn’t whites get any of this money???? Its all set up for him and his thugs…they make me sick..what a gangster..

  • Joe College
  • FurryGuy

    #31 December 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Rachelle commented:

    Photo op on the campaign trail. All on the taxpayers’ dime.

    #33 December 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    Joe College commented:

    The comments at the link are a hoot! Someone declaimed electing Obama would lead to balanced budgets!

  • donh

    and the game I bought for my other daughter is in the clerk’s right hand. God is calling me to do something magical . Maybe if I buy my wife a vacume cleaner Obama will be sucked into a worm hole and the nightmare will end for all of us.

  • lizzy84

    “When he paid for the game, oBama joked about whether his credit card still works.”

    Yeah, because he’s been my {taxpayers’} dime since he took office.
    He doesn’t even remember how to pay for stuff with his own $$ or even his own card since 2008.
    How out of touch can you get?

    President Puke.

  • Matt

    How can you expect to be taken seriously when you publish attacks like this? Do you think no member of Congress went shopping for their kids in the last week?

  • conservative cookie

    Did not the first family once tell America and the media that they did not exchange Christmas presents with the children? Something about teaching the children about sharing with the less fortunate? So, what is the truth and what is the myth concerning this small but telling fact?

  • Patty

    She had to say this before she read it, the unemployment figures that is.

  • Patty

    Correction employment figures….But does it matter with Pelosi?

  • Patty

    😆 Wrong thread seems I need to read too.

  • Sasja

    #38. He said it in a interview recently. Must of not played well in Peoria, so we’re back to his pretending to be a Christian. Also, he probably got bored sitting around the WH with nothing to do and decided a Christmas shopping trip would be good PR for his re-election bid. Heard he took Bo to PetSmart. Don’t know if that’s true but that would make a great photo-op.
    What a danged……(fill in the blank).

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  • Nick

    Holy crap people…he bought his kids something for Christmas. He didn’t go on vacation. Give the man a break. I refuse to say anything negative about someone trying to get a gift or two for his kids. What about family? Yes he is the president. Yes he has his duties. He also has a family. A family I might note that he can’t spend a holiday vacation with like most people do during the holidays. So if the man wants to buy gifts then let him buy gifts. He is still in Washington. I have said in the past that I don’t buy gifts. And for years I didn’t, but this year I did. Am I to be attacked because I decided to change my mind? Some people just don’t have any better to do but complain. Mad when he was going to have a vacation. That didn’t happen, so now everyone is mad that he bought his children some gifts.

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