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Some residents disappointed after President Obama leaves Auburn without visiting Tubman Home
The Citizen: Auburn NY ^ | 08/23/13 | Robert Harding

Posted on 08/23/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Disappointment. Insulted. Outraged.

That's how some residents described their feelings after President Barack Obama left Auburn Friday morning without stopping by the Harriet Tubman Home.

The president, who stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, worked out at the Auburn YMCA before leaving the city to begin the second day of his two-day tour of upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania.

While in Auburn, Obama did not visit the Harriet Tubman Home or Seward House Museum. A large crowd gathered Friday morning outside of the Tubman Home in anticipation of a presidential visit. But it never happened.

Harriet Tubman Home executive director Karen Hill was being interviewed by local media outlets when she turned to the crowd and with tears in her eyes, thanked them for coming out and supporting the Tubman Home.

Assemblyman Gary Finch, R-Springport, brought his wife and grandson to the Tubman Home hoping to see the president. He was upset that Obama stayed in Auburn, but couldn't find time to visit the historic site.

"It was a slap in the face to the Harriet Tubman residence. It was a slap in the face to the city of Auburn," Finch said. "And I really honestly believe this president owes this institution and the city of Auburn an apology."

Like Finch and Hill, members of the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club were upset that Obama didn't make a trip to the Tubman Home.

Deidre Johnson-Stanford, one of Tubman's great-great grandnieces, said she hoped with Obama staying in Auburn that a Tubman Home visit would happen.

"Being so close you would just think that he would be here," she said. "But it's disappointing."

Johnson-Stanford's mother, Pauline Copes-Johnson, is Tubman's great grandniece. Copes-Johnson celebrated her 86th birthday Friday and was one of the first people to show up early in the morning to wait and see if the president would make an appearance.

"We were just hoping that she would get a glimpse of him," she said. "We're just hoping they will do something (in the future) that we don't know about."


TOPICS: Extended News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; bhogolf; bhoparty; harriettubman; obama; obamafiddles; obamapriorities; obamavoters
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Visit the home of a civil rights icon or work out at the YMCA? You people really thought your king would skip his daily exercise?
1 posted on 08/23/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...

Upstate NY bump


2 posted on 08/23/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

didnt she just star in a porno film?


3 posted on 08/23/2013 11:37:45 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Photo-ops are his business—his ONLY business.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 11:37:57 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Okay. Now you are sounding like some old folks whose panties are getting in a wad over nothing. Just sayin’...: )


5 posted on 08/23/2013 11:38:07 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I am amazed, Zero seems to never fail taking advantage of a opportunity to emphasize his “Blackness” and cause racial discord.


6 posted on 08/23/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hey! They’re New Yawkers. They’ll get over it in five or ten minutes.


7 posted on 08/23/2013 11:39:16 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

...probably couldn’t just stop by, you’d smell the pot odor coming out of the bus....


8 posted on 08/23/2013 11:39:22 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Harriet Tubman was running from the Democrats,,,why would Obama want to honor her?


9 posted on 08/23/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It was only his white half that visited Auburn, I guess...


10 posted on 08/23/2013 11:40:24 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well, after all, it is just a house full of stuff. Not sure how looking at stuff honors someone.


11 posted on 08/23/2013 11:41:22 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Crazy Cracker Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The Tubman house obviously didn’t offer to pay the King enough for a vi$it.


12 posted on 08/23/2013 11:41:48 AM PDT by austinaero
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This is very telling, both are two minutes from the Holiday Inn. What a pos he is.


13 posted on 08/23/2013 11:42:17 AM PDT by samantha (keep up the fight....)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If they put a putting green on her front lawn, maybe Obama would visit.


14 posted on 08/23/2013 11:42:25 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sorry sheeple, before the election, you were useful idiots. Now, you’re just plain idiots. BO doesn’t need you anymore.


15 posted on 08/23/2013 11:42:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Does he even know who Tubman is?


16 posted on 08/23/2013 11:43:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He may not know who she was.


17 posted on 08/23/2013 11:46:11 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It simply wasn’t on his teleprompter.


18 posted on 08/23/2013 11:48:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

perhaps the Tubman House hasn’t contributed enough to his campaign fund this year?


19 posted on 08/23/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Some residents disappointed after President Obama leaves Auburn without visiting Tubman Home


On the other hand, many more are relieved he did not desecrate the place with one more of his narcissistic, self centered speeches where he praises congratulates Harriet Tubman for being almost as wonderful and important as he is.

20 posted on 08/23/2013 11:48:32 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The president, who stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn in Auburn...

The commercials write themselves

Reporter (off screen): "Excuse me, you in the golf jacket. You seem to be leading this operation. Do you have any military, intelligence or diplomatic credentials?"

Obama: "No, but I stayed in a Hoilday Inn last night"

21 posted on 08/23/2013 11:49:55 AM PDT by kidd
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The president, who stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn...

He stayed at a Holiday Inn Express and STILL gets it wrong.

He should stick to Motel-6, they leave the light on, for those 3am calls...

22 posted on 08/23/2013 11:54:53 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Mr. Obama is the descendant of slave owners and slave catchers (on both sides of his family) but no slaves so what could Harriet Tubman possibly mean to him? Those of us whites with Union Army, abolitionist and related ancestors have more of a connection than he'll ever have. Has everyone in this country forgotten American history?
23 posted on 08/23/2013 11:55:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

For some people, it’s race, race, race all the time.

And then they wonder why nobody really wants to associate with them.

I’m going to give Barry a pass on this one and I don’t give him a pass on anything. If anything, he didn’t go opportunistic on this for whatever reason.

Harriet Tubman is a great story. But the left misuses everything.


24 posted on 08/23/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He actually spent the night in a Holiday Inn? Where are all the super rich supporters in the area who could have made serious points by showing him a fabulous party?


25 posted on 08/23/2013 11:57:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Tubman was Christian and carried a gun.


26 posted on 08/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Cowboy Bob

Did Harriet have a sauna or bathhouse on the premises,
with glistening young black men in attendance?
No she did not. End of story.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Why would a narcissist like Obama give a damn about Harriet Tubman? If someone had wanted him to stop by, they should have erected an Obama statue on the front lawn.


28 posted on 08/23/2013 12:07:51 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: austinaero
Harriet Tubman (known as "Moses" by those she rescued with the underground railroad) was born and raised in Maryland.

So naturally in the state capital, Annapolis, there is a statue dedicated to............the fraud Alex Haley and his "Roots" plagerized, fraudulent book.

My poor state.

29 posted on 08/23/2013 12:07:58 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Tubman Home ???
Not nearly as historically significant as the Secretary of State Seward Mansion in Auburn. Seward is the reason Alaska belongs to us and not Russia.


30 posted on 08/23/2013 12:09:46 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Has everyone in this country forgotten American history?

Obama wasn't taught American history in Indonesian schools.

31 posted on 08/23/2013 12:10:15 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Larry Lucido

Cool. She had her Word sword and her defense sword.


32 posted on 08/23/2013 12:16:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rdcbn
On the other hand, many more are relieved he did not desecrate the place with one more of his narcissistic, self centered speeches where he praises congratulates Harriet Tubman for being almost as wonderful and important as he is.

This.

33 posted on 08/23/2013 12:19:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Jimmy Valentine
No...your FREAK state.
34 posted on 08/23/2013 12:33:56 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Hoodat

He learned about the 57 states.


35 posted on 08/23/2013 12:37:14 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I have visited both. My parents lived in Auburn for several years.


36 posted on 08/23/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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Odumba said “ I’s don’t have to see Harriet Tubman Home, even if he did drop 2 bombs on japan.


37 posted on 08/23/2013 12:40:47 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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Cruising the Y for gym rats was more important. Blacks need to shut up and learn their place under the Obama regime.
38 posted on 08/23/2013 12:42:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ditter
Where are all the super rich supporters in the area who could have made serious points by showing him a fabulous party?

This is an interesting observation. When the Clintons visited the area, when Bill was POTUS, they stayed at a palatial home on East Lake road in neighboring Skaneateles. Obama stays at a Holiday Inn (however, as far as Holiday Inns go, it is one of the better ones).

It might be because neighboring Skaneateles has a very vocal group of conservatives. If you recall, one of the Skaneateles restaurants named its sandwich "The Hillary", because it was mostly baloney.

39 posted on 08/23/2013 12:52:16 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He thinks he’s in the 57 state anyways.


40 posted on 08/23/2013 12:56:48 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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Did he at least stop by Geneva and eat lunch at the Belhurst Castle? Or Seneca Falls and Susan B. Anthony’s house?

At least stop at the Rongo for a hot dog and a beer . . .


41 posted on 08/23/2013 12:58:18 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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It’s fun to watch him getting flack about this. It much be a bitch to constantly have to pander to the perpetually offended.


42 posted on 08/23/2013 12:59:25 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Need that pic of that teeny weeny violin on this thread

Gives me a laugh about those obama bots waiting for their

hero in vain


43 posted on 08/23/2013 1:04:57 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: kidd

I don’t remember “The Hillary” sandwich but I do remember the fried chicken place that had the Hillary Special on the menu. It consisted of 2 fat thighs and 2 small breasts or something like that. :)


44 posted on 08/23/2013 1:32:53 PM PDT by Ditter
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I did NOT need him coming through the area today. I left home to do something and saw all the troopers swarming all over the place and didn’t connect it. So halfway to where I was going, I was turned around. The president had just passed and they hadn’t opened the road yet so I turned around figuring I would go home.

No dice.

They wouldn’t let me get back home until he had passed.

He went down I-81S and they had it blocked off from Syracuse all the down to God only knows where. You couldn’t even pass under it.

I was not happy.


45 posted on 08/23/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Ditter
He actually spent the night in a Holiday Inn? Where are all the super rich supporters in the area who could have made serious points by showing him a fabulous party?

IN AUBURN? That typical, economically depressed Upstate NY canal town?

LOLOLOL!!!!!!

They'd be coming in from Skaneateles, actually. That's where all the money is.

Or Ithaca, the liberal armpit of NYS.

46 posted on 08/23/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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"This is very telling, both are two minutes from the Holiday Inn. What a pos he is."

He could have walked to Seward's home from the hotel. I lived in Auburn from 1980-83 (C.O. at the prison), am a white female, and visited both places, as well as Fort Hill Cemetery where Seward, Tubman and other notables are buried. I wish I'd have known he was staying in Auburn. I would have called the prison to see if they could reserve a cell for him.

47 posted on 08/23/2013 2:17:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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Does he even know who Tubman is?

Sure... she's the gal who traveled on the intercontinental railroad and wouldn't give up her seat on the train.

48 posted on 08/23/2013 2:25:46 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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"Pauline Copes-Johnson, is Tubman's great grandniece."

I met Pauline many years ago and shared phone calls, and letters, as well as Tubman research info with her that I'd found during my work on the 54th and 55th Mass. Infantries. Glad to hear she's still going strong.

49 posted on 08/23/2013 2:32:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: metmom

Pandering to the po’ folks! Our panderer’n chief.


50 posted on 08/23/2013 3:23:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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