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Obama declines invitation

October 30, 2013

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer recently invited President Barack Obama to visit the state for the first time. Tuesday, Obama declined, according to Cramer’s office....

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Oct-30-13 12:19 AM

Yep, he could review the State legislatures crazy bills and senseless meanderings. Then, he could address one of the biggest welfare states in the country. And, of course, he could help Cramer dismantle social security. Bet the Seniors would like that. Wouldn't ya dusty. My goodness, he could have inspected one or two of the 300 pipeline oil spills and maybe walked around the seven football fields of torn up agricultural land at the Tioga spill site, too. Now a good photo op next to the Milton Young coal fired generating plant would be choice. He should bring along the director of the EPA too. Now, as to the military, he could inspect the missles that won't be used and the bombers that carry nuclear weapons to Louisana. Well, he better not visit the missle sites because the doors might be open and the airmen taking a nap. Yep, plenty to see in this welfare state.

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Oct-30-13 9:28 AM

Obama has higher priorities in getting the nation to come together to move forword....and he must reiterate that we ALL can keep our doctor, we can keep our insurance, and that Omamacare 'will not cost us one dime'....

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Oct-30-13 9:49 AM

For several years, Cramer has taken great glee in his obnoxious bashing of the President. Cramer is a tea party-ite who held a gun to Americans heads threatening to hurt the economy if they didn't get their demands met. Cramer's "invitation" is nothing but a crass political ploy. Maybe someone who is more genuine and more interested in solving problems should invite the President back to North Dakota.

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Oct-30-13 11:06 AM

If only Heidi would invite him to come to ND.

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Oct-30-13 12:23 PM

The smartest man ever doesnt want to a booming economy in action. Not enuf people here begging for 'free' stuff, taken from others.

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Oct-30-13 1:10 PM

We all know the reason he isn't coming. Our golf courses are closed up by this time of year.

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Oct-30-13 1:35 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he try doing one of these invitations before? Did he think that this time it would somehow work out?

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Oct-30-13 6:07 PM

Oblamer is more interested in getting people to give up their pride and finding them a govt prg to get them on than seeing people work.

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Oct-30-13 8:29 PM

why Veri,my friend then you should know i believe in helping those that need help, but sick of parasites that spend their time worrying about what others have and how to take it away. who going to pay the bill after 'we' punish the rich,then the not so rich, and so on. nobody left to feed the pig. Have a Good Day !

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Oct-30-13 9:48 PM

I find it interesting when wingers have not done the research to understand the tax laws and how the rich have bought the congress (both sides) to not pay their share. When you talk about the rich, you talk about Romney 12%, Hedge fund managers/executives-15% on 40 million in income, Buffet-14%, and the other Wall Street executives in tax brackets around 15%. The Bush tax breaks/gifts went to the ultra rich and 90+% of the breaks went to 2% of the population. They don't pay their fair share. That tax break cost the deficit about $1.7 Trillion over fourteen years. What about the hard workers in the Patch who run 60+ hour weeks, make a Hundred thousand and then have to pay 33% in taxes. If you call that fair, you are beyond hope. You listen to the right wing media who keeps telling you that "you" are the ones getting over taxed and the rich deserve to keep their money. How can you swallow that without throwing up. Let me see-- You in the 28% bracket--- Romney in the 12%

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Oct-30-13 10:11 PM

The ultra rich just laugh at how gullible you wingers are. The big corporations run this country and they don't care one iota about the rest of you. But, you guys trumpet their calls and parrot what they want. There is not anyone out there who should be happy with the huge tax cuts that were a gift to the rich. It is the same with the health care issue. Why are the Republicans so adamantly opposed to it. Most of them don't even know what it is and what they spread is miss information. Where is the money trail???? Well, it runs from pharmaceuticals, health insurance companies, health care, directly to the Republican party. We are becoming a second class country because the rich and large companies own our country. But, walk around in your haze because you don't take the time to look things up. Oh, I take that back: you will look it up but always on the winger media sites. Not smart.

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Oct-30-13 11:03 PM

Who cares?

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Oct-30-13 11:16 PM

That makes a great statement of a right wing US citizen. You said it all and further explanations of your opinions are not needed.

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Oct-31-13 12:13 AM

Meanwhile, it is disappointing that the Minot Daily News fell for Cramer's partisan gimmick. He's done nothing to bring anyone together to solve problems. While it may be a good idea for the President to visit North Dakota, it would be more productive if the visit were with people who weren't so deeply stuck in ideological ruts like Kevin is. The News should be smarter than to gloss that over.

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Oct-31-13 1:04 AM

Although I think it was a good effort on Cramers part, Who needs the guy wearing out the carpet in the whitehouse here. He has done nothing for this country and will continue to do so as long as he is there.

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Oct-31-13 7:58 AM

The POTUS is to busy looking at his own natural gas fields being developed in Ohio and Virginia to come way out here.

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Oct-31-13 8:23 AM

Centerfield's "I find it interesting when wingers..."

I feel you must be talking of 'leftWING'? what is a 'winger'? could be a far-left 'winger', as many of us are here? Or a right 'winger'?

Can we come together in that 'winger' could be of either side of the spectrum? I hope you can see forword enough to reach across the aisle and agree on this....I feel that is a good compromise.....and I feel 'leftwing-er' would agree with me.

signed, your fellow left winger, Jack (or as some like to call me...'Hal')

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Oct-31-13 8:46 AM

matt, this was the first time Cramer had invited Obama. I think he was asked to come during the campaign, but he told Heidi he wouldn't come during the winter. He travels up and down the east coast almost daily. I still want to know why he goes 'home' to Hawaii when his home is in Chicago.

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Oct-31-13 10:35 AM

"If only Heidi would invite him to come to ND."

disgusted, she did, and mentioned in a radio interview that he wouldn't come to ND in the winter (natch). She wasn't able to say at that time whether the President had accepted her invitation or not. Maybe some news reporter should follow up on that story?

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Oct-31-13 10:42 AM

There's those leftWINGERS doing their level best (again) to infer that anyone that disagrees with their take on the state, the nation, and the world are...shall we say...less than intelligent.

Typical lefties.

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Oct-31-13 10:47 AM

A Democrat president promised certain things to the American public about pending Obamacare legislation.

Did those Democrats (all of them, by the way) that voted for Obamacare know then what we are all getting to know now?

Rep. Nancy Pelosi implied she didn't: "But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."

Did former Sens. Conrad and Dorgan, and former Rep. Pomeroy know what was in it?

Who is being held responsible for this debacle?

As far as coming to North Dakota, I never expected him to come anymore, once he was elected.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp assured fellow North Dakotans that he was going to be "amazing" as President. Does she still feel that way?

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Oct-31-13 10:50 AM

ABC 10-30-13

"All of the female Democratic senators signed a secret letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton early this year encouraging her to run for president in 2016 – a letter that includes the signature of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other senators who are mentioned as potential candidates, two high-ranking Democratic Senate aides told ABC News.

"The letter, organized at the urging of Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., was meant to be a private show of support from a group of 16 high-profile former colleagues and fans who are now senators, urging Clinton to do what much of the Democratic Party assumes she will, the aides said."

Did ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp sign this letter?

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Oct-31-13 10:58 AM


"As of January 2013, the number of serving women senators increased to 20 -- 16 Democrats and 4 Republicans. Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) did not seek re-election, while five new women senators were elected: Republican Deb Fischer (Nebraska) and Democrats Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin), Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts)."

Did Sen. Heitkamp sign this letter?

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Oct-31-13 11:01 AM

Jack, I can't really "come together" and move forword with the Democrats if they going to support those who...let's see, I can't say "lie" because it upsets some of them...those who are not able to recall exactly what they've said to voters in the past.

Your sign off should be:

Come Together??? Like How???

*sung to the classic Beatles tune

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Oct-31-13 4:25 PM

"Ya know...Us girls got to stick together...Where did I hear that one?"

Bingo, Veritas, you made my point.

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