President Barack Obama’s next campaign is about to begin. Even though his second inauguration is still weeks away, the work of his presidential library starts soon: Libraries take years of planning and decisions by the president and his inner circle, from choosing a location, to picking achievements to highlight. It’s a chance for Obama to begin shaping his legacy, and has in the past been an increasingly large priority during presidents’ second terms. But it requires the kind of personal fundraising that Obama clearly dislikes, full of potential pitfalls that led his predecessors into trouble. Add more complications for Obama:
Obama hates fundraising ,how laughable is that? You have people it by Superstorm Sandy,literally crying after some rich guy gave them a $100 bill and these people (lapdogs at the Politico) hand wringing over Obama´s library and pretending he has legacies to highlight like Obamcare that´s going to ruin healthcare in this country.
There´s heartbreaking stories out of England where they´re letting newborns die a slow miserable death because of birth defects and the people who are allowing it are paid bonuses for saving the healthcare system money.They call starving or dehydrating these kids to death euthanasia.
We haven´t heard much from the euthanasia crowd in this country lately but you can bet they´re right around the corner when Obamacare hits.
Will the library be in Kenya? Or how about Multiple states to match the multiple SS numbers? Enquiring minds want to know.
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Rather Read, 12/2/2012 6:02:22 AM (No. 9043991)
I suspect it will be in Hawaii. Chicago has a bad climate and I can´t see The Won living where he can´t play golf all year around. Mrs. O will be able to travel as much as she desires and in between games himself will give speeches to his adoring acolytes. It´s good to be the King.
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Fiesta del sol, 12/2/2012 6:21:07 AM (No. 9044007)
He hates campaigning, huh? Is that why he jetted off to Vegas 8 hours after Benghazi? Their bodies weren´t even recovered at that point. Whatevs, Politico.
Is his library going to have a room dedicated to all the racial hatred he has ginned up during his time in office? Or a special display of all the crimes he has enabled (fast & furious, Benghazi, etc.)while in office? Or maybe a special slide presentation of all the vaca´s that his wife and kids took?
He is the first president to have nothing good to put into a library.
I think I´ve been to his presidential library. I got lost in Chicago and ended up slipping into the horror of the first community that he organized. The front part was a liquor store with a bookie joint in the back. NBP types loitered out front.
The article gets it right, briefly and at the end. It is unseemly for a sitting president to be using his influence to raise money for his own Great Pyramid. And no one does Unseemly better than Obie.
The potential donor pool of friends, associates and supporters will be especially large while Obama is still in office, and potential donors hope to have some influence over administration policy.
That’s led to trouble in the past.
A presidential library donation was at the heart of the investigation of Clinton’s last-minute pardon of billionaire commodities trader Marc Rich. Since Clinton didn’t have to disclose his donors and chose not to, only as controversy escalated was it revealed that Rich’s ex-wife had given $450,000 to the Clinton library before the pardon was granted.
On the other hand we were informed that Penny Pritzker was trying to get the O´s lined up with a palace and library in Hawaii when it appeared he might not be able to steal the election after all. Silly Penny. She found that many of the big wells had gone dry. Donors were tapped out. But "influence"? Now that could get things going again.
His memorial should be in the shape of a giant urinal.
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, The Coming Insurrection by the Invisible Committee, and Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky won´t take a lot of room. Obama´s presidential library should be a tiny house. Someone might set up a website offering a prize for the best tiny presidential library design.
Soros the puppetmaster deserves a room and all those foreign contributors will have trees with brass plaques, and of course a special room celebrating the Nobel prize and the Emmys and Grammys he won but never deserved--maybe a special Bill Ayres corner.
It should consist of a two drawer file cabinet in the corner of a library in Hawaii containing an original copy of ObamaCare, all covered with dust and spiderwebs in one drawer…. and some campaign graphic posters of him in red and black, with the word FORWARD. emblazoned across the bottom, in the other drawer.
The faux pResidential Library will be in Hawii, not far from the house that Penny Pritzer (Chicago heiress)will be buying for him with Obama loving rich folks money.
Mooch will move to Hawii with the girls and MIW to oversee the project. Freeing her to have the life she craves away from the hell of living in the W.H.
Of course, taxpayers will pay millions for her frequent trips back to the W.H. for parties and entertainment. Otherwise she has no wish to live on the same continent with the man often referred to as the Leader of the Free World.
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