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Cubs choose to visit White House in President Obama's final days in office
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Posted on 01/11/2017 9:19:02 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27

The Chicago Cubs will be the final pro sports team to celebrate a championship with President Obama at the White House before he leaves office. It turns out, the Cubs have reportedly decided to take Obama up on his offer to visit before Donald Trump is sworn in as our 45th president. They’ll visit Monday, four days before the inauguration.

After the Cubs won the World Series in November, Obama — a White Sox fan from the Southside of Chicago — invited the Cubs to take part in the traditional presidential celebration earlier than normal. Usually, these visits happen during the baseball season.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chicago; cubs; obama; whitehouse

1 posted on 01/11/2017 9:19:02 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Another shot at Trump.


2 posted on 01/11/2017 9:19:38 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

All I can say is they better watch their wallets around Obama.


3 posted on 01/11/2017 9:21:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

That’s gotta hurt, what with Obama being a Sox fan and all.


4 posted on 01/11/2017 9:22:34 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Not surprising...a low rent team from a low rent city.
5 posted on 01/11/2017 9:23:29 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Another shot at Trump.

I doubt it. Didn't Trump name one of the owner's kids to be a Commerce undersecretary?

6 posted on 01/11/2017 9:23:36 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ChicagoConservative27

How much will this cost taxpayers?


7 posted on 01/11/2017 9:23:49 AM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The Cubs are mostly owned by the Ricketts family, which is staunchly GOP/pretty conservative, including the gov of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts.

The team may have elected to go to WH now, just to avoid some future anticipated protests, such as those that have discouraged many entertainers from accepting gigs for the inauguration.


8 posted on 01/11/2017 9:25:06 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I'd wager that Trump could do better.*Much* better.

9 posted on 01/11/2017 9:25:33 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

WHO CARES WHO CARES. I hope Trump opens the White back to visitors again. That’s what I care about.


10 posted on 01/11/2017 9:25:38 AM PST by Hildy
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To: ChicagoConservative27

WHO CARES WHO CARES. I hope Trump opens the White back to visitors again. That’s what I care about.


11 posted on 01/11/2017 9:25:44 AM PST by Hildy
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To: bgill

>>How much will this cost taxpayers?<<

The same as if they had visited President Trump.

Let’s keep our distaste for obozo to things that are truly his. There are so many we don’t have to invent tickey-tacky ones.


12 posted on 01/11/2017 9:26:52 AM PST by freedumb2003 (obozo: not just the worst president in American history - worst *American* in American history (turf)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yep. Who gives a #### about this?

I don’t give a #### if NO teams visit during the WH.

Not even sure why they do.


13 posted on 01/11/2017 9:27:31 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

That’s a shame. Was hoping to see them with a real president. I would guess the players either voted or Madden decided. He seems like a hippy type and probably leans to the left. Love the guy but he’s a free spirit.

Disappointed to see my team tarnish themselves with this decision.


14 posted on 01/11/2017 9:28:21 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: NEMDF

More likely that delaying a visit to the WH would interfere with spring training that will be starting in February.


15 posted on 01/11/2017 9:28:54 AM PST by Navin Johnson
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Zero is from Chicago, so this is not a big surprise. Not everything that happens is political.


16 posted on 01/11/2017 9:28:57 AM PST by NRx (A man of integrity passes his father's civilization to his son, without selling it off to strangers.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The Cubs were one of only three teams who scored more runs than Chicago had murders.


17 posted on 01/11/2017 9:30:04 AM PST by doug from upland (Are we dreaming or is Hillary finally really gone?)
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To: ilgipper

It’s all good- I am a Cub fan too and it does not matter to me who they visit. It was amazing to me that they even won the Series and was a lifetime thrill for me that even Obama cannot erase.


18 posted on 01/11/2017 9:30:34 AM PST by Navin Johnson
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To: Gay State Conservative
Not surprising...a low rent team from a low rent city.

Visiting a low rent president....

19 posted on 01/11/2017 9:33:33 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Navin Johnson

“More likely that delaying a visit to the WH would interfere with spring training that will be starting in February.”

Yeah, that could be it, but typically a team will visit during the regular season and the Cubs will have a couple road trips to Washington DC this season to play the Nationals.


20 posted on 01/11/2017 9:34:29 AM PST by Timpanagos1
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Liberal, Obama sycophant Theo Epstein.


21 posted on 01/11/2017 9:38:25 AM PST by AC Beach Patrol
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To: NEMDF

Obama invited them. This is a non story to me. IDC what pro team refuses to stay away. The media think people are hurt over celebs and pro jocks refusing to meet with Trump or refusing to perform for him. These people hold no power over the American voter when it comes to real life.


22 posted on 01/11/2017 9:42:09 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: AC Beach Patrol
It was a money decision for the owners who had a Pac and gave Millions of Dollars to Trump

Ricketts family backs Donald Trump despite initial opposition ,p> They backed Scott Walker in the primaries.

23 posted on 01/11/2017 9:44:37 AM PST by scooby321 (o even lower)
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To: b4its2late
Visiting a low rent president....

1/20/17...The End Of An Error!

24 posted on 01/11/2017 9:45:00 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Deplorables' Lives Matter)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Do you think Trump has time for that foolishness?


25 posted on 01/11/2017 9:45:51 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Brace. Brace. Brace. Heads down. Do not look up.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Two seasons too late. FOOTBALL is winding down. All eyes are on BASKETBALL season.


26 posted on 01/11/2017 9:52:47 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Vermont Lt
Do you think Trump has time for that foolishness?

He will once he's president. Watch.

27 posted on 01/11/2017 9:54:58 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg
Yeah, especially after listening to that lying POS talk about how he "loved to watch the SOX at Cominsky Field".

Phony azzol.

28 posted on 01/11/2017 9:58:13 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Hildy
I hope Trump opens the White back to visitors again. That’s what I care about.

The White House has been back open for visitors for years. Contact your congressman or senator for tickets.

29 posted on 01/11/2017 9:58:50 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: skimbell

I don’t need too many reasons to enjoy watching my Royals kick the crap out of the Sox, but knowing who their biggest fan is doesn’t hurt.


30 posted on 01/11/2017 10:01:40 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ChicagoConservative27

They’re good enough and young enough, they’ll be back while Trump is in.


31 posted on 01/11/2017 10:07:23 AM PST by John W (Under Two Months And Counting!)
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To: Timpanagos1

Off days are at a premium during the season, too. I don’t see it as a big deal, and Obama’s from Chicago.


32 posted on 01/11/2017 10:07:36 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Gonzales! Come and Take It!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Joe Madden likes Trump.

And no, I will not say how I know.

5.56mm


33 posted on 01/11/2017 10:14:15 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I don’t mind this, actually. Obama was the President when they won the championship, so it’s fair that they go to the White House while he’s there.

That and what someone else said down thread... they would have to contend with protests and threats of boycott if they wait.


34 posted on 01/11/2017 10:30:36 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (SandyInPeoria just doesn't sound right... yet here I am.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
The Cubs' win last year was historic--it was the first time ever that they won while a Democrat was President.

Obama isn't a White Sox fan--he just claimed to be one because they are located in the south side of Chicago. He probably couldn't name a single player on last year's team.

35 posted on 01/11/2017 10:31:51 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ChicagoConservative27
The Cubs' win last year was historic--it was the first time ever that they won while a Democrat was President.

Obama isn't a White Sox fan--he just claimed to be one because they are located in the south side of Chicago. He probably couldn't name a single player on last year's team.

36 posted on 01/11/2017 10:31:51 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Two observations:

First: I think these WH gatherings are always too late and ought to be observed within the fist 2-4 months of the event. Often they are so long after the championship occurs, that the public has already lost interest in the team.

Second: Since the Cubs are a Chicago team, it is entirely understandable that they would want to have their celebration with a President who is from Chicago.

OK folks. Heads up! We have only 9 more days until DJT will be inaugurated as our 45th POTUS. Hoofray.


37 posted on 01/11/2017 10:35:54 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes! PTL!


38 posted on 01/11/2017 10:39:37 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Don’t do it, cubbies. You used to be looked-up to. Look what happen to notre dame after they gave Clown Dunce nobama an honorary doctorate. This is a major fail.


39 posted on 01/11/2017 10:49:50 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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To: NEMDF

When the POTUS invites you to the White House for a nonpolitical function, you go.

I think the Cubs are just trying to stay classy here.


40 posted on 01/11/2017 11:02:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gay State Conservative
Not surprising...a low rent team from a low rent city.

Chicago is NOT low rent. Rents are high.
41 posted on 01/11/2017 11:19:36 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Throws like a girl


42 posted on 01/11/2017 12:31:27 PM PST by t4texas (No koolaid for me. Thanks!)
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To: John W

Not if they invoke the Obama curse. Jeez they just got past the last one.


43 posted on 01/11/2017 12:33:45 PM PST by t4texas (No koolaid for me. Thanks!)
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To: Navin Johnson

My Dad passed away in April and, a Chicagoan, he loved all the teams. He would have loved to see the Cubbies win finally.

Also, since Obama lived in Chicago, this visit makes sense. I don’t think it’s political.

If Obama invited them, it would be rude to decline.


44 posted on 01/11/2017 1:14:07 PM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trump: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Exactly.


45 posted on 01/11/2017 1:47:43 PM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trump: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people))
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To: ChicagoConservative27

They bringing the goat???....


46 posted on 01/11/2017 2:36:27 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (FU Schmuckie Shoomer (Rat-NY))
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