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Obama shifts location of G-8 summit from hometown of Chicago to his Camp David retreat
Washington Post via AP ^ | March 5, 2012 | Associated Press writers Ben Feller in Washington and Carla Johnson, Tammy Webber and Caryn Rousseau

Posted on 03/06/2012 3:11:37 AM PST by mdmathis6

WASHINGTON — The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.

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The White House said the G-8 summit would take place May 18-19.

The White House announced plans last summer to hold both summits back-to-back in Chicago, giving the president a high-profile opportunity to tout his foreign policy and diplomatic credentials on his home turf in an election year.

The idea of moving the G-8 to Camp David was raised to the president a few weeks ago, a senior administration official said, adding that the president was intrigued by the novelty of the idea and asked staff whether they could pull off the change.

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity about internal White House thinking.

Adding to the curious nature of the White House announcement was the fact that Obama rarely spends time at his presidential retreat. And unlike many of his predecessors, Obama has never hosted a world leader at Camp David.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicago; g8; obama; politics
To remove a highly touted international summit from a Dem city to a much more secure private, no press access, type of enviroment, during an election year strikes me as very curious. A very controlled enviroment, one more suited to the Obama "Gang" brand of operation I might add? Comments anyone
1 posted on 03/06/2012 3:11:47 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6

G-8’s are usually tight as a drum.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 3:21:07 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mdmathis6
Why isn't this a big time slap in Rham Emanuel's face?
3 posted on 03/06/2012 3:28:27 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: 1rudeboy

” G-8’s are usually tight as a drum. “

This is another ‘Obama Patented Preemptive Surrender’ — it tacitly admits that, unlike other world leaders and previous Presidents, Zero feels unable, or unwilling, to take the necessary steps to control the inevitable demonstrations (AKA mobs)...


4 posted on 03/06/2012 3:29:53 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: mdmathis6

No mystery here, the Occupy people were set to bring their unwashed from all over the country to Chicago. Obama didn’t want video of headbusting cops repeatedly occupying the skulls of the occupiers, so he moved the summit.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 3:30:08 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: Uncle Ike

Such as when W. hosted the G-8 Summit at Sea Island, Georgia? C’mon.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 3:32:08 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mdmathis6

King Barry needs to be closer to his favorite golf course.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 3:36:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: mdmathis6

Maybe he is afraid of the Daley machine? I think the Dems would like to unload Obama but they can’t figure out a way to do so.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 3:50:21 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: mdmathis6

Full campaign mode. Things are far more serious for Obama than the MSM is letting on. They can’t let the genie out of the bottle, can’t risk people seeing the seething level of hatred for this man and what he does, from either side.

No, until the election, count on the Obama campaign and the MSM doing everything they can to keep the truth under cover.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 4:18:16 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: BlueStateBlues

No doubt, and protests in the Maryland woods aren’t going to be feasible, but will the Occupy crowd just stay home in mom’s basement for the summit, or move the protests to the National Mall?


11 posted on 03/06/2012 4:19:36 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Uncle Ike

I agree and actually think it was a good move.. The occutwits and usual suspect protestor/activists are planning to “party like it’s 1968”.
This summer will keep all of us on our toes.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 4:22:00 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: I still care

It’s a sad state of affairs when people in the media put obama ahead of the futures of their very own children and grandchildren.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 4:24:11 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Fresh Wind

C'mon boss we got golf here. Deep dish Pizza too. Plus Tony Rezko.

14 posted on 03/06/2012 4:28:25 AM PST by BigLittle
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To: mdmathis6

I would suggest fear is the motivation. There is fear of disruption and possibly worse.

The event may occur during the new war. The moonbats might be in full attack mode. Protection was determined to be not possible


15 posted on 03/06/2012 4:35:56 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: 1rudeboy

OK then. How about BlueStateBlues point in post #5?


16 posted on 03/06/2012 4:39:36 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: mdmathis6

H.R. 347 “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,”

The bill makes it a felony to disrupt or protest at any place or event attended by any person with secret service protection.

Now the feds have control.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 4:40:10 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: mdmathis6

Actually, Camp David is a perfect place for a summit—for one thing, we don’t have to deal with the distractions of protesters regardless of political persuasion (the press, of course, will have a big presence there). There has been many high-profile international summits at Camp David, and they are well-equipped to handle the G-8 summit.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 4:43:31 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: bert

I wondered if something coming down the pipes...a war or another deep economic “dump” might explain the move.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 4:48:39 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: RedEyeJack

Oh I’ll bet Rham isn’t very happy!


20 posted on 03/06/2012 4:49:26 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: I still care

I wondered about campaign mode...wouldn’t look so hot for Obama with a bunch of protestors out of control.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 4:55:50 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: mdmathis6

Camp David is “his” retreat? I guess that’s another thing “we, the people” have had taken away from us.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 5:00:23 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: bert

IMO, the move is to avoid a chicago convention replay of 68 wherein the dem supportors were front and center on live TV every night causing a huge uproar which helped them lose the 68 election.

My second thought is from Camp David, His Excellency will be able to judiciously let out tidbits favorable to his negotiation actions. In the past 3 years, he has gone from a novelty to the Euros et al to someone they just about all loathe. The sessions with with the empty suit, the tax cheat, and Bernaki the bank shill is not something Oturd’s handlers want anyone to get a glimpse of especially when the subject of removing the dollar from its centerpiece in world currencies comes up.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 5:02:22 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: John W

So what?


24 posted on 03/06/2012 5:02:43 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mouton

-——replay of 68 ———

That was where Eleanor Clift had sex with Bill Clinton on the concrete sidewalk


25 posted on 03/06/2012 5:04:39 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: RayChuang88

I agree that probably all of our hosted international summits of this type should be hosted at Camp David...depending on crowds and the size of the delegations and what not. However could they handle the large staff sizes that tend to be involved with these summits(sometimes hundreds)? Granted, a smaller controlled intimate setting which necessarily limits staff numbers might be desired by these thugs. Certain private communications could be monitored for example.

The G8’s however tend to lend a bit of pizzazz to the aura of the host cities, protests notwithstanding, and from the article’s context, it appears Chicago’s pols were looking forward to any boost Chicago could gain from hosting the summit. The Olympics debacle was a disaster for them and Obama failed them big time!

I hope the G8 invitees all say “It’s Chicago or , He— No, we don’t go!”


26 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:56 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: 1rudeboy; All

Camp David is the traditional private presidential retreat, a much more sensitive area security wise, though high level meetings and summits can be conducted there. The article also mentions that it is an unusual break in Obama’s procedures to have ever hoasted foriegn officials there. These folks do nothing without political and psychological calculation behind it all so a break from procedure is unusual and this type of point being punctuated from the leftist media is also somewhat unusual!

Additional comments or analysis anyone?


27 posted on 03/06/2012 5:24:17 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: mdmathis6
If you plan on changing the location at this late of a stage, then Camp David or a military base are your only options.

And it is an unusual break in Obama's procedures, but not that unusual (in my opinion).

28 posted on 03/06/2012 5:27:54 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mdmathis6
Rahm is greatly disappointed.

On the other hand, the regular ole street cop in Chicago is happier than hell! They have enough on their hands already playing social working, chasing down some guy walking his Collie off a leash, and Taxi driver (yes, honest). Oh, and fighting crime when they have time.

And I do mean 'when they have time'. They're so undermanned on the streets now (thanks to Daley) that when a beat cop gets an assignment (crime), many many times they have to tell dispatch "Okay squad, put it in my box". That means I'm already working on something and will get to it when I can get to it.

Honest to God I wouldn't be a Chicago Cop for $250K per year. And they're lucky if they get the $50K when, or if, they make Sarge! (the test is racist ya know)

I listen to the CPD Radio Calls through an Internet Scanner, like right now.
It's City Wide for all Districts and Beats and man-oh-man, the scum never sleeps.

29 posted on 03/06/2012 5:31:28 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: mdmathis6

They had some summit here is Pittsburgh a few years back, and it was vile what they did. They fenced in all of downtown, and you had to show ID to go in. Military vehicles all over. It looked like a futuristic/apocalyptic movie set. It was VERY disturbing.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 5:45:08 AM PST by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: mdmathis6

No protests at Camp David.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:47 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

You nailed it.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 6:43:06 AM PST by FES0844
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To: mdmathis6

A very controlled enviroment......>>>>>>>>>>>

LOL. Few people yet realize that Obama is a genuine fascist, yes, a nationalist socialist with jack boots.

Read it here:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


33 posted on 03/06/2012 6:44:24 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: bgill

No offense but have you ever seen Camp David? Walked the grounds, walked the halls of the house, shown the tour?

I think Camp David was taken away from you the day construction began on it.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 7:13:00 AM PST by hitchwolf
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To: mdmathis6; Fred Nerks; LucyT; Beckwith; little jeremiah
Camp David is now very much like Hitler's Berghof , an isolated retreat where Obama and his thugs can do their dirty, far away from prying eyes.

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35 posted on 03/06/2012 7:20:01 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: FES0844

Appearances have to be maintained. Can’t have the rabble destroying that now, can we.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 7:41:13 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mdmathis6

This thing should never be held in any sort of populated area. It draws too many dangerous freaks, and when Pittsburgh hosted it cost our local economy billions of dollars in lost business and wages.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 7:50:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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