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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:31 PM

Obamas Might Stay in Washington After Presidency Ends

Obamas Might Stay in Washington After Presidency

President Obama told ABC News that he and his family might stay in Washington, D.C. after his second term is over because youngest daughter Sasha will still be in high school as a sophomore.

Said Obama: "So we've gotta--you know we gotta make sure that she's doin' well... until she goes off to college. Sasha will have a big say in where we are."

"If the Obamas do stay in Washington and maintain a residence in the city, President Obama would be the first president to do so since Woodrow Wilson."

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Reply Obamas Might Stay in Washington After Presidency Ends (Original post)
kpete Nov 2013 OP
warrior1 Nov 2013 #1
Name removed Nov 2013 #22
JimboBillyBubbaBob Nov 2013 #2
brooklynite Nov 2013 #3
treestar Nov 2013 #4
Skink Nov 2013 #5
Voice for Peace Nov 2013 #6
Freddie Nov 2013 #7
grasswire Nov 2013 #8
Roarybeans Nov 2013 #9
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2013 #25
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2013 #29
NuclearDem Nov 2013 #13
Major Hogwash Nov 2013 #14
TheKentuckian Nov 2013 #24
tularetom Nov 2013 #27
JI7 Nov 2013 #28
polichick Nov 2013 #10
Dopers_Greed Nov 2013 #11
nxylas Nov 2013 #19
Jim Lane Nov 2013 #31
Laughing Mirror Nov 2013 #12
ErikJ Nov 2013 #15
Laughing Mirror Nov 2013 #18
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2013 #30
AtheistCrusader Nov 2013 #16
grahamhgreen Nov 2013 #17
tabasco Nov 2013 #20
TeamPooka Nov 2013 #21
Cha Nov 2013 #23
Common Sense Party Nov 2013 #26
Doctor_J Nov 2013 #32

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:33 PM

1. family values

doing it right

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:35 PM

2. It's cool to...

...allow the child a sense of normalcy in the bubble they live in.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:37 PM

3. I have a friend deeply connected to Illinois politics...

Nobody expects the Obama's to return to Chicago

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:39 PM

4. To keep Sasha in the same school

That wouldn't be a great time to change schools.

That's great.

Remember Jan. 2009 when some entity or persons wouldn't let them move to the Blair? House early to start the girls in school on schedule?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:39 PM

5. Another reason to appoint Obama to the supreme court

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:57 PM

6. not sequestered away.. out in the communities, getting people motivated to change this world.

 

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:00 PM

7. Agree

He will still be quite young in 2017. I can easily see him as Chief Justice. Wingnuts heads will explode too.

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:23 PM

8. no thanks

I want a progressive/liberal defending my Constitution.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:28 PM

9. Amen to that!

We have been going nowhere fast, time to stand up and choose the liberal path.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:47 PM

25. Doesn't really matter much, "what you want". There would be great enthusiasm among "Democrats".

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 08:31 PM

29. Amen to THAT!

 

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:44 PM

13. After the NSA and the extrajudicial kill list?

 

No thanks.

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:01 PM

14. Wow. That's a great idea!

But, we have to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House after he leaves, or that won't happen.

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:32 PM

24. There isn't a reason in the world to appoint Lil Cappy Corporatist NSA McDrone to the Supreme Court

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 07:57 PM

27. As a constitutional law scholar I'm sure he knows the law better than most judges currently serving

I'm concerned that he doesn't seem particularly fanatical about applying it in some situations. Like why isn't Dick Cheney in jail? Why are Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase still in business?

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Response to Skink (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 08:02 PM

28. no, he would have a lot of influence where he could do much more on his own

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

10. Makes sense to let Sasha finish school - let's just hope...

the prez does not become a lobbyist.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:38 PM

11. New RW conspiracy theory:

He's staying in Washington because doesn't intend to leave the Presidency.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:52 PM

19. That was my first thought too

Oh well. He can't be expected to take the delusions of others into account when making a decision like that.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 11:34 PM

31. Right, except that it's not new.

 

I dip into the RW websites now and then. Even before the 2012 election some of those nutjobs were saying that, if Obama won, it would be the last presidential election ever, because he would upend the Constitution and become dictator for life.

The "moderates" were saying that he'd find a way to run for a third term.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:43 PM

12. Washington used to not be perceived as a place where most people would want to live

A lot has changed.

Where will the Obamas find a house? Not far from Sidwell Friends, I would suppose.

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Response to Laughing Mirror (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:09 PM

15. I heard its a pretty cool place to live now

 

Thom Hartmann moved there and seems to love it. He even sold his car cuz he said the transit is so good there its unnecessary.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:39 PM

18. Yes, it is attracting a lot of people these days

as compared to when I grew up there, when more people were moving out than moving in.

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Response to Laughing Mirror (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 08:33 PM

30. It's low unemployment rate sure attracted me....I moved and I love it here too!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:10 PM

16. What a bunch of bullshit.

When I read that headline, I was hoping he'd be coming here to stay in Seattle.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:31 PM

17. Now if we can only get him to lobby for the Progessives, and not the MIC :)

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:54 PM

20. Fuck that shit.

 

I'd move to Taos or somewhere.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 04:12 PM

21. That way it will be easier to move back into the White House when Michelle is elected President.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:20 PM

23. Of course they would do what's best for their kids. It makes perfect

sense. Ease out of D.C... it's going to be sad to see them go.

“‘Cause she’s, you know, obviously they–and Michelle–have made a lot of sacrifices on behalf of my cockamamie ideas, the running for office and things,” Obama joked."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:51 PM

26. "doin' well"??????

Did the news outlets regularly transcribe George W. Bush's colloquialisms verbatim, including his many instances of dropping the g?

This just seems fishy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 01:49 AM

32. he's earned a a job lobbying for the healthcare industry

 

Hopefully he won't be that crass

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