Obama continues post-State of the Union politicking
February 14th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
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Obama continues post-State of the Union politicking

(CNN) - For a second straight day, President Barack Obama will tout proposals from his State of the Union address at a campaign-style event outside Washington, visiting a Georgia pre-school where youngsters still on winter break showed up to mimic a regular day.

Obama's visit to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center near Atlanta followed his call in Tuesday night's speech to a joint sitting of Congress for investments in high-quality early childhood education programs.

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  1. Donna

    Camapigning, campaigning, campaigning.... 5 years and counting. Leadership? No where to be found. Ideas to get this country working again? None. Taking money from Group A to give to Group B is not an economic plan.

    Obama's tenure as president will be known as the "Lost Obama Decade", when America declined in all aspects.

    February 14, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    People can talk about president obama but he does go an visit different states an school. All the white house leaders is during is talking about budget cuts to hurt the poor people, yet them republicans is angry at obama because hes not listeing to them either. Thats right obama take a break from all them clowns.

    February 14, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. Lionel

    Great job Mr. President. Government should be for the people. Go talk to them. All the Republicans will want to do is oppose anything you propose. We are tired of it, vote them out of congress in 2014.

    February 14, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Donna wrote:

    Camapigning, campaigning, campaigning.... 5 years and counting. Leadership? No where to be found. Ideas to get this country working again? None. Taking money from Group A to give to Group B is not an economic plan.
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    You're off message. You're no longer supposed to use "campaign". It's been changed to "vacation" to cover up the fact that Speaker Boehner has put the House on a two week vacation. Please try to keep up.

    February 14, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    The guy is hopeless. His ideas are ridiculous.

    You cannot put 4 yr olds into school, without the consent and willingness of parents, because if they are NOT proactive, it will amount to nothing but glorified babysitting and free lunches for the poor. Welfare........nothing more.

    February 14, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Bill from GA

    While "Study after study shows that the earlier a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road," when they turn 14 or 16 and get caught in gangstah rappin (or whatever they call it), or get shot by one, well, what you gonna do about THAT?

    And, for the record, I live in a predominately black area SE of Atlanta, and I've seen this happen to my neighbors, my friends.This is not 'inner city', this is a middle income black suburb, where parents own their own business, and/or have college degrees.

    February 14, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Cute photo. Yeah, I know. Just enough "oomph" to get the GOPers off their rockers and into hate mode.

    February 14, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. freedom

    This man is clearly in over his head. He can't get out of the community organizer mode. It's the "us" against "them" mentality. We're one nation under God. We aren't "us" and "them" He doesn't look at this country as governing all of its people. He has a chip on his shoulder, and an agenda. He is narcissitic – no one wants to see this much of their president – stay in the White House and govern! He is not a leader. He is simply and sadly just a community organizer.

    February 14, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "You're off message. You're no longer supposed to use "campaign". It's been changed to "vacation" to cover up the fact that Speaker Boehner has put the House on a two week vacation. Please try to keep up."

    Indeed. And this, right after he has announced that in no uncertain terms, the House will be doing absolutely nothing for the next two years...and CNN, of course, studiously ignored it. Boehner has now literally stated that the GOP/teatroll controlled House will do nothing unless the Senate does it first, playing the game of "let's see what he can get past his Dem-controlled Senate," when he knows very well that anything whatsoever that looks like it might pass will get filibustered by his GOP/Teatroll counterparts in the Senate.

    February 14, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel wrote:

    The guy is hopeless. His ideas are ridiculous.

    You cannot put 4 yr olds into school, without the consent and willingness of parents, because if they are NOT proactive, it will amount to nothing but glorified babysitting and free lunches for the poor. Welfare........nothing more.
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    Do you realize that if the programs did not exist? The parent(s) would not be able to afford day care on their minimum wage salaries. They would have to quit work and try to collect welfare, which would be ten times more expensive when you mulitply it by all of the parents and kids involved. Oh yeah, don't forget to throw in welfare support for older, elementary school age kids, too. If the parent cannot afford to work, then those kids would be eligible for welfare.

    So, a pre-school center for poor working parents is actually a good investment compared to paying out welfare to all of the separate families that use the facility AND having the parents not working.

    February 14, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "He has a chip on his shoulder"

    Yeah, proposing ideas and then going to the people to generate support for them is just "acting like an angry black man."

    Grow up. Your code talk is as transparent as your party's strategies.

    February 14, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    freedom wrote:

    This man is clearly in over his head. He can't get out of the community organizer mode. It's the "us" against "them" mentality. We're one nation under God. We aren't "us" and "them" ....
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    Stop projecting the right wing's personal problems onto the left. Was it not Mitch McConnell who announced the master plan to make HIM a one term president. Has not "WE want to take OUR country back" been a right wing rallying cry for years?

    "Nice try, but we gotcha."

    February 14, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    "He is simply and sadly just a community organizer."

    Best community organizer ever. America would benefit from thousands more such American made organizers as Barack Obama.

    February 14, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Donna wrote:

    Camapigning, campaigning, campaigning.... 5 years and counting. Leadership? No where to be found. Ideas to get this country working again? None. Taking money from Group A to give to Group B is not an economic plan.
    ----–
    You're off message. You're no longer supposed to use "campaign". It's been changed to "vacation" to cover up the fact that Speaker Boehner has put the House on a two week vacation. Please try to keep up.
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    And your respose adds NOTHING to the conversation.

    February 14, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  15. freedom

    @Sniffit
    He DOES have a chip on his shoulder. It's a fact and everyone can see. In fact, he's ALWAYS angry. Even at his inaugural, he was screaming angrily. He doesn't speak with dignity.

    February 14, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  16. freedom

    @Lynda
    What kind of America do you want? Mindless masses who can be manipulated? That's sad. And presidents are supposed to be leaders – not organziers.

    February 14, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. Gurgyl

    Hopeless with Iraq war that drained this nation's treasury, Trickle down Idiotic thinking that shipped jobs overseas? Campaigning to make Gun-Dealers happy killing thousands of innocent. What are you talking. Brainless talk Obama–re-code Tax reform. Voter reform, tighten immigration reform, bust job shippers be it call-center or manufacturing–bust men like Jack welch etc.,

    February 14, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. freedom

    @Rudy NYC
    I speak for myself and my own ideology. I am not one of the mindless masses who voted for this non-leader of a president. I don't need anyone with an agenda to persuade me how to think.

    February 14, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "The parent(s) would not be able to afford day care on their minimum wage salaries. They would have to quit work and try to collect welfare, which would be ten times more expensive when you mulitply it by all of the parents and kids involved."

    But but but...only wealthy white peoples is supposed to be able to reproduce!!!!

    February 14, 2013 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "I speak for myself and my own ideology"

    Funny how it all comes out in aexactly the same words as Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, et al.

    February 14, 2013 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. critical thinking

    I'm not certain but I think someone heard the President saying to the student; : "son, where is your $52,000 that you owe this country? Now don't be unpatriotic and cough up some of your lunch money as a down payment"

    February 14, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. Lynda/Minnesota

    @freedom

    Well ... I DID try Ronnie's shinning city on a hill, but the dung piled up knee deep and I got tired of digging through the rotten decay day after day. That, and the lights went out. I hate the darkness. Too gloomy and dreary by far.

    February 14, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. Ed

    Sorry, Obama's constant campaigning doesn't impress me. Liberals can try to redefine it anyway they way, yet it doesn't change the facts. Obama seems to have abandoned the economy. His stimulus has been a disaster, so much so that he has failed to produce a quarterly reports required by law. The last one was in 2011 and showed the situation only getting worse. Is it no wonder why he stopped? I guess liberals don't care about it, but would rather let Obama keep spending money?

    February 14, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "He DOES have a chip on his shoulder. It's a fact and everyone can see. In fact, he's ALWAYS angry. Even at his inaugural, he was screaming angrily. He doesn't speak with dignity."

    I'm sorry, but you seem to have confused "I'm not hearing what I want to hear" with "omg, that person must be teh angree."

    February 14, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "I'm not certain but I think someone heard the President saying to the student; : "son, where is your $52,000 that you owe this country? Now don't be unpatriotic and cough up some of your lunch money as a down payment""

    At least that was kinda funny...stupid and based on some very ridiculous misinformation...but still kinda funny.

    February 14, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
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