October 4th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
5 years ago

Government shutdown: Obama cancels Asia trip, standoff continues

Washington (CNN) - U.S. foreign policy takes the latest hit as the government shutdown enters it's fourth day.

With his focus on the brewing domestic crisis, the White House canceled President Barack Obama's trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali, Indonesia.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Drink Tea not Kool Aid

    Better off! His international trips only diminish this countries stature anyway. Keep the community organizer away from world leaders. What a tragic end to this country.

    October 4, 2013 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  2. the hippies were right

    I'm really sick and tired of the media and republican sheep constantly saying Obama should compromise. Let me give you an example of the word hypocrite. Turn the tables, dems allow the govt to shut down because attached to their spending bill is a ban on all guns. Would you narrow minded republican sheep want Boehner to compromise and maybe just ban some of the guns, or maybe only ban gun purchases for a year? Would you want a compromise then? Would you blame Obama for the shutdown or Boehner? EXACTLY! You are a hypocrite! Which really means ignorant fool!

    October 4, 2013 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  3. Data Driven

    More important business not getting done because of Boehner and his "tea party" pals in the House.

    October 4, 2013 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  4. Data Driven

    @Drink Tea,

    "His international trips only diminish this countries stature anyway."


    October 4, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  5. Hector Slagg

    The Conservatives have been compromising the last 80 years. Always giving the Liberal's what they wanted. Now we have a nearly 17 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt and you want more compromise? It is time to start Balancing the Books. Unless you want to follow Rome into the dust bin of History. People need jobs a lot more than they need Obama Care. Get real.

    October 4, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Hector, Hector, Hector. You are so wrong again.

    October 4, 2013 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  7. Data Driven

    @Hector Slagg,

    "It is time to start Balancing the Books."

    Maybe, but in order to do that, we have to pay the bills first. It's all up to Boehner, bubba.

    October 4, 2013 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  8. What's in that tea anyway?

    @Data Driven

    @Drink Tea,

    "His international trips only diminish this countries stature anyway."



    Come Data, since when do these Tea baggers use facts or provide proof. They are unreasonable RWNJ's for a reason...Nobody can rationalize with them...They want this country back from the colored guy current in the WH or they'll burn it down. Aside from that its going to lovely in SD , the best city in the country, if not the world

    October 4, 2013 10:09 am at 10:09 am |