Obama Flies to Florida on Sunday Night Then Cancels Rally & Flies Back to DC to Play Hero

Barack Obama flew to Florida last night then decided this morning to cancel his campaign rally.
The president flew back to Washington DC this morning to play hurricane hero.

Look for nonstop reporting on Obama’s selfless heroics in the days ahead.

Times Union reported:

President Barack Obama is canceling a planned campaign appearance in Florida and returning to Washington to oversee the federal government’s response to the ever-threatening Hurricane Sandy.

With the massive East Coast storm playing havoc with people’s work and school at the beginning of the new week, Obama press secretary Jay Carney says the president is returning to the capital Monday to, quote, “monitor the preparations for and early response” to the hurricane.

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  • Redstate Red

    Captain Eye Candy to the rescue!

  • mg4us

    Hope his plane is diverted and he cannot get back to DC. . .serves him right
    What an idiot
    Yesterday Mayors and Governors out but Mr me-first flies to Florida

  • Press at work

    Wait for it . . .

    “The President’s response to Hurricane Sandy is clearly far-far better then Bush’s Katrina response” reported NBC on Wednesday Oct 31st. “The President, at the White House, passed out candy, and food stamps, and section 8 housing, and Snap cards, and mobile phones, and Pell Grants, and Research grants, and guaranteed Green Energy Loans – to trick and treater’s who were chased inside by the rain.”

  • Beto

    But remaining in DC on 9/11 to deal with Libya was out of the question

  • lainer51

    notice how “small” he looks!! So appropriate

  • Robodog7

    Watch for areas in swing states to move to paper ballots due to possible power outages. Paper ballots can be easily used to change the outcome of a race. The demonrats have trunk loads of them already to go, they will steal the election if it is close.

    As Rahm say’s ” Never let a crisis go to waste, it gives you opportunities to do things that you didn’t have before.”

  • democraps suck

    ME ME ME I I I ….what a freaking joke this POS mooslum is…he doesn’t give a rats A$$ about americans or this hurricane…just another photo op to show the lame voters that he trys to give a damn

  • SoLongSong

    #3..don’t forget contraceptives. Wouldn’t be voting with our lady parts were it not for that.

    And he DOES looks small! And his fists are supposed to go on his hips, not his waist. He looks like a scrawny little boy, but scrawny little boys are wonderful, and he is the polar opposite.

  • snap boy

    So the guy who can’t make a competent decision wasted tax payer money flying to FL only to turn around and waste more money flying back to DC without doing anything?

  • cozy

    I saw a brief clip of Obama “monitoring” the weather with military in the background…my first thought was of Dukakis in the tank. He look silly and staged, I hope people remember that he went to sleep while 4 American were dying, and then jetted off to Las Vegas to campaign.

    He has lost to much creditably, he just looks silly pretending to be president.

  • BarbaraS

    Gosh, what a relief. Captain Wonderful to the rescue. NYC and Philly have nothing th worry about now. Obama will save the day. He will part the seas and calm the storm. Do you think the libs in these cities, who actually believe this garbage, will get mad at him when he doesn’t come through? If I was living in one of these cities I would be worried to death. Everything obama touches turns to dross. Hey, the guy gives the kiss of death to every sports team he picks.

  • Mike

    “No one told us about anyone asking for help after the storm”Said the “PRESIDENT”. “losing any building during the storm isn’t optimal, but we will investigate it and arrest the person who video taped it…”

  • Granny

    So, that little jaunt had to have taken at least 3 hours – one down, one back, and one sitting on the tarmac in Florida . . . .

    Did this juvenile POS who pretends to be POTUS ever once stop to consider that Air Force One costs $179,750 per hour to operate?

    This little excursion to do nothing other than change his mind just cost the American Taxpayer at least $539,250!! More than a half a million bucks!



  • alwyr

    We should give POTUS a break. After all, doesn’t he have vast (and very recent) experience ‘monitoring’ dangerous events……Such as ‘monitoring’ what unfortunately ended up being a 7 hour ‘snuff’ movie from Benghazi.

    Folks, no matter what. Unless Hurricane Sandy makes it absolutely, physically impossible for you to get to the polls Nov 7…PLEASE VOTE, & VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN. (I usually do not advocate voting a ‘straight ticket’, but in 2012 we need to take the Presidency, take the Senate and retain the House. Then, and only then can we send Obama to ‘monitor’ events from his retirement home in HI).

  • Leonard Jenkins

    What a joke of a president. Biden, well he’s an idiot, always has been, and to think millions of “people” believe these guys know what they’re doing. They haven’t a clue. So glad when we retire them and bama won’t miss evening prayers

  • alwyr

    OOPS! Obviously, I meant Nov 6!!! (Nov 7 is reserved for celebration)

  • RightStuff

    Obama’s behavior is a great example of behavior caused by youthful drud abuse. His brain is damaged beyond repair and I fear greatly that we may have to suffer from his lack of leadership for four more years.

  • RDeal

    I’m sure this hurricane is Bush’s fault, too. Right?

  • peanut1000

    I believe Obama went to Florida for his campaign event but he was the only one that showed up so he left for Washington, D.C. To pretend he is doing something by reading his TelePrompTer. Look at me, he tells the people, I am important. I am eye candy for all you women out there. I want to be your first time. Gaze upon my greatness as I read. What a total useless joke, and bad one at that, this miserable excuse for a human being has become.

  • nitewryter

    @alywr … Better vote on November 6th

  • RightStuff

    Perfect example of the brain damage caused by youthful drug abuse. Erratic and unpredictable behavior.

  • retired militaryq

    Obama also wants to oversee the election cheating efforts that this opportunity presents.

    Say goodbye to Penn and NH.

  • Yojimbo

    Hey, finally he gets a chance to stop the rise of the oceans like he promised.

  • cadolfan

    What no fundraisers? Maybe he can actually show up for work.

  • Granny

    #14 – – if you wait until November 7 to go to the polls you will have missed the boat entirely. Voting Day is NOVEMBER 6.

  • I am thinking that the enthusiasm gap may play a part in the election. There is no doubt in my mind if the polls were open that those of us voting for Mitt Romney we would walk through the teeth of this storm to vote. I seriously doubt if those that Obama had the same obstacle they would do the same.

  • Amash

    I thought he could do two things at the same time. That’s what the wH told us before.
    The half million used to fly to Florida, do nothing, and fly back could help victims of the hurricane.
    As for doing nothing, he monitors real well. Look at Benghazi. He does nothing as he watches except go to bed to prepare for big night in Nevada.
    This loser has to go.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Hey sparky, it would be a good time to use that “making the sea level stop rising” trick.

  • befuddled

    JayZ and Beyonce must not have been in Florida.

  • befuddled

    I’m betting he still wanted to test his golf game in hurricane.

  • That’s the most offensive picture I’ve ever seen, even more offensive than the ones with a halo around Obama’s head. To stand in front of the embodiment of “truth, justice, and the American way” and strike a pose like that makes me wish Superman’s heat vision was turned on full force on the back of Obozo’s head.

  • bigkahuna

    #13 Granny, Math is his week subject remember… which goes to show you how bad it must be because the constitution seems to be a very weak area as well.

    I am waiting on Al Gore to call Obama a giant wasted carbon footprint and charge Obama personally for carbon credits. Id say $10,000 / credit and his footprint must be at least 5000 credits big.

  • kato

    Hey, Subprime. You said you were going to make the waters stop rising back in 2008. Well, here’s your chance.

  • Flintstone F.

    Obama can’t deal with reality very well. Get the poor guy to a golf course quick.

    Relax O, The storm will be a memory by Thursday and your photo ops will be done. Plenty of time for a few more “rallies” after that.

  • What is he going to do, hold back the storm with his afro?

  • Sasja

    I thought I read early yesterday morning that this putz had decided to not go to Florida but to stay in DC so he can appear relevant? Someone must have decided that this little jaunt was necessary to give the impression he is a serious steward of the country. Nice try.

  • Walt

    That photo was taken in Metropolis,Il.

  • 11B3V

    I thought that he is the president no matter where he is and can monitor and make decisions wherever he is. He doesn’t need to be at the White House. At least that’s what we’re told about everything else.

    Do all the theatrics you want mr. president. Benghazi isn’t going away you coward.

  • Sasja

    By the way, Mr. Preezy. That photo just makes you look more idiotic than you do already.

    No matter how hard you try, a man you are not.

  • Miller Time

    Pretty ironic…this little puke standing in front of an iconic statue of Superman…the figure of a (man) who commits himself to helping mankind…standing for “truth, justice and the American way”.

  • BetseyRoss

    Such a BSer. He’s doing what all of us are doing, watching the Weather Channel. We are hunkered down with some food that doesn’t have to be refrigerated and hoping that the lights don’t go out. Everything he has done or said for the past 4 years is just immature and stupid. Get him out of there on Nov. 6th.

  • Liberty

    Yet the coward was too busy going to Vegas and on Letterman to stay in Washington to oversee the murders at Benghazi and the middle east burning. Where was he during the flooding last year? It was Romney who went there and coward Obama who took three days to change his schedule and then show up late. Obama not only is a coward he’s a pathetic joke.

  • Mike in VA

    Don’t know why he is going to DC, everything is closed around there. He should just fly off to Las Vegas or something

  • Oliver

    I was going to say, “It’s about time he finally showed up for work” but then I realized he’s just using this as an opportunity to make political points. That photo says it all.

    At least he won’t be able to give a “stand down” order to the first responders here.

  • CV1

    Obama has NOTHING in his background that qualifies him to “monitor the preparations for an early response” to this hurricane. He is a joke!!!!!

  • Larry

    I’m confused, Im not supporting Obama, but he gets MY tax dollars to fly around in Air-force 1 like he flew to Orlando last night to talk to the biggest college UCF? Now how is that fair? Do tax dollars pay for Romney’s campaign? I did research and look at thIS CRAP – $181,757 per hour. That’s the price tag for shuttling around President Obama.
    Estimates over the years based on government reports and independent number-crunching have always reflected a steep cost for presidential travel, but the figure provided by the 89th Airlift Wing appears to be far higher than any previously reported. It was first published in a report this week on presidential travel by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/24/military-pegs-hourly-air-force-cost-g-obama-sets-travel-record/#ixzz2Ai5ZDrnS

  • Chris W.

    If I never see that picture again it will be too soon.

  • Schizophrenic. That’s why Hussein won’t release his medical records, he has a history of mental illness; not surprising given his concurrent abuse of mind altering drugs and heavy drinking. Such is the current poser occupying the People’s House: a severely mentally ill homosexual, drug using, Islamarxist America hater who did nothing to rescue four Americans but just watched with his feet on WH furniture as they were brutally killed by his Islamarxist collaborators.

  • Chipster

    He prolly had to pick up some coke, why else would he NOT know that a hurricane was approaching. Why isn’t the Lib media including ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN covering the 4 Americans killed in Benghazi? The State Dept. Official said UNDER OATH that she was watching those Al Qaida terrorists ON 9/11 ATTACKING THE CONSULATE. Obama should be put in front of a firing squad.


    You morons, what do you WANT him to do? Keep campaigning? You realize he IS the PRESIDENT and it is his job to respond to disasters? Do you have any idea how the executive branch works?