Barack Obama Coming To South Carolina

PRESIDENT TO VISIT STUDENTS, YOUTH LEADERS AT BENEDICT COLLEGE || By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama will pay his first visit to South Carolina since being elected president in 2008, according to U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn. Obama will visit Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. this Friday (March 6, 2015),…


|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama will pay his first visit to South Carolina since being elected president in 2008, according to U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn.

Obama will visit Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. this Friday (March 6, 2015),  a Clyburn aide confirmed to FITS.

The purpose of his visit? A meeting with students and youth leaders.

“I’m pleased to welcome President Barack Obama back to South Carolina on Friday March 6th,” Clyburn said in a statement to the media. “This is his first trip to the Palmetto State as President and I thank President David Swinton and the Benedict College family for hosting President Obama’s event with students and youth leaders.”

South Carolina has not been visited by a sitting president since June 2008, when former president George W. Bush delivered a commencement address at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

Bush’s visit drew criticism from students and professors at the school – more than 200 of whom signed a petition slamming his administration for its policies toward Iraq.

“Under ordinary circumstances, it would be an honor for Furman University to be visited by the president of the United States,” the petition said. “However, these are not ordinary circumstances.”

Have things changed under Obama (who was awarded an “aspirational” Nobel Peace Prize in 2009)?

No … Obama reengaged American military forces in Iraq last year, part of his administration’s so-called “War on Terror” against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  That battle – supported by tens of billions of dollars in new defense spending – is projected to keep American assets in the Middle East for the next three decades.

Obama crushed Hillary Clinton in South Carolina’s 2008 Democratic presidential primary by a whopping 55-26 percent margin.  That vote took place on January 26, 2008, and Obama hasn’t set foot in South Carolina since.


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Sandi B.Flippin March 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Bless his Muslim heart. Apparently threatens to shoot down the planes of Israel to protect Iran and the spread of radical Islam in the middle east, has no time to meet with Netanyahu this week YET has time to apparently stroke racial hatred at a black university in a state the Democrats couldn’t win if John F.Kennedy was on the ballot.

Secret Service March 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

Thank you for your post. We will get in touch with you shortly.

idcydm March 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm

What, not going to SC State to checkout the Clyburn Transportation Center?

jimlewisowb March 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

No need – the Clyburn Transportation Center of South Carolina State is providing the transportation that will be used to ferry POTUS and his band of Merrypeople to and from Benedict

These new up to date modes of transportation are on the cutting edge of technology and are the products of a $60+ million dollar investment by the taxpayers

The only snafu so far is whether they are going to use a two hitch team of mules or a 4 hitch team of mules per wagon

shifty henry March 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Well, it could be pulled by the trustees..??

Pete March 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm

There are no golf courses in Columbia so being a Friday, does he plan to vacation in Kiawah, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or the Cliffs?

lou March 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm

My money is on Kiawah…the Clintons did their Renaissance conferences there annually…and Barry likes the best taxpayers’ monies can buy…

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Good bet.

Of course, GOP POTUSi never play golf when the nation faces great crises.


The Colonel March 1, 2015 at 11:19 pm

No courses in Columbia? Really?

Mom March 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Well there’s the course at Fort Jackson. No courses in downtown Columbia – several in the ‘burbs.

The Colonel March 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Obviously you’ve never heard of the fabulous James Enos Clyburn Golf Center http://www.columbiacvb.com/listings/James-E-Clyburn-Golf-Center/16873/

Mom March 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Interesting – I didn’t know about that. I will tell you I wouldn’t go near that ‘hood unless I was packing heat. And I’m pretty sure Obama is used to more luxury than the Clyburn Golf Center.

Just another guy March 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

Maybe he can get a tee time at Forest Lake. I am sure they have a POTUS exception.

Mom March 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Doubtful many FL members voted for Obama.

Rocky March 2, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Don’t be too sure. A lot of USC profs.

Mom March 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm

USC profs cannot afford FL. Besides most of the profs do not have the Old Columbia bloodlines to get in FL.

Mom March 2, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Obama likes to live like rich white people. Does anyone else find that ironic?

follydude March 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

He’s rich (by SC standards) and half white, so there’s that.

Mom March 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm

He HATES white people and rich people.

Yoda March 2, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Kiawah is where he will spend the weekend. I hope it rains the entire time he is in South Carolina. The man is a pig shit, and so is Clyburn. I bet they suck each others dick.

Rocky March 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Well, that was rather uncalled for.

wayne March 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Yes, Benedict is of great geopolitical import…much more relevant than that pesky Netanyahu guy…Will he be stopping by the local mosque? Shall we show our respects by giving him a Crescent – moon- themed prayer rug? I’m sure it would gratify him…

idcydm March 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

How about if we all just give him a moon?

Limp Boehner March 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What a dis to Netanyahu! Obama would rather visit a total dump of a city than meet with BiBi. Too funny!

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Obama owes Clyburn bigtime for making sure that the Dem voters in the primary when he first ran for POTUS got told Hillary was a closet racist for not just handing the nomination over to him without a fight.

GrandTango March 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

What does he owe you for trying to get Timbicktu elected over the Republican…

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Here’s where you show your ignorance. Clyburn did all he could to keep Tinubu from being elected. He wanted Preston Brittain instead. Once Tinubu became the nominee, he did nothing to help her. Those who installed Tom Rice in Congress could count on help from Clyburn, because he has long been their political patron. If you don’t understand this about the political dynamics of this district, you understand nothing at all.

Get clear: Rice — who DailyKos referred to as “One of Us” (meaning one of THEM) based on his early voting record — was elected with much help from Clyburn, and with much “bluedog” Dem money. Tinubu was well aware of this, every step of the way. Last time, he at least paid lip service to being for Tinubu — but in truth did nothing.

GrandTango March 1, 2015 at 5:56 pm

You failed Poli-Sci 101 I take it…

Emily Peterkin March 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

When we’re in a corner, deflect. I feel really girly with this handle…

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm
Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I’m sure you think that’s clever, feeb.

If you don’t think Clyburn plays both sides of the aisle in SC you are a bigger fool than I ever thought you were. Many of the corrupt GOPers are beholden to him, and he is beholden to them as well. Just look at the way the Repubs gleefully cooperated with him in in gerrymandering the perfect district for him to assure he will be in office ’til he croaks. Just look at how this kept those undesirable darker hued individuals from ever having anything close to a majority in their districts. I’m not just talking about how these dynamics play out on the national level. There’s much that went on behind the scenes relating to all this in the SC legislature. Or rather, it is public info if you know where to look. Not the least of which is the who, what, when, where and why of how these congressional district lines were drawn up to begin with.

You simple-minded fanatical fool.

just a fact March 2, 2015 at 7:46 am

Tinabu as a political candidate was a carpet bagging, Green Peace Marxist who was considered to a ‘leftist’ even in Atlanta. She then surrounded herself with radicals and weirdo’s in her campaign.

Clyburn had NOTHING to do with her defeat.She was is to left of Fidel Castro in the political/policy world.

GrandTango March 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

Thanks for revealing who, and what, Boz is….even though he lies and runs from it, when convenient….

larry March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Smart move by Barry…this will be a tough week for him in the polls…Jewish Democrats are horrified by Barry’s perceived international humiliation of Netanyahu…if not his increasingly apparent anti-Semitism… Benedict will be a great venue to feel worshipped again like a rap star…ending the week on a high note…

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Well, Roseanne Barr is mighty upset about it. But since a lot of Jewish liberal Dems are hoping for Netanyahu’s defeat in the upcoming election, I don’t think you can make a blanket statement about the way they feel about this campaign stunt in the US Congress.

a face in the crowd March 1, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Obama did not initiate this situation. Didn’t Republicans attempt to embarrass Obama by inviting Bibi to address Congress, when in fact the Executive branch is charged with operating foreign policy? Also, didn’t Bibi decline to meet with Dems in Congress?

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

It is unprecedented, and it is damaging to this nation and our relationship with Israel. It’s not about support for an ally, it about a political candidate in another nation conspiring with leaders of one of the two major parties in the USA to undermine and embarrass a sitting POTUS. Shameful!

a face in the crowd March 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

Exactly. The whole thing is disgusting.

Mom March 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

All 30 students will be there.

FastEddy23 March 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm

“… Obama hasn’t set foot in South Carolina since.”

No need. No real big name democrat or republicrat money in SC. Solid, though often covert, support for “progressive” positions, policies, Gruberment.

Truth March 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm

I hope he hopelessly snarls traffic with his motorcade. Preferably around I-26 and I-20 at rush hour.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt March 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Why in the world would he even think of stepping one foot in this festering stink hole we call S.C.?

Squishy123 March 1, 2015 at 7:37 pm

To get in a basketball game for the media.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt March 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Still no excuse. He’d get a better reception on the Syrian/Iraq border.

idcydm March 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Left yourself wide open on that one, but I’ll be nice.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt March 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm

He’s not a muslim, he’s a christian.

idcydm March 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm

That never came to mind.

Lexguy March 2, 2015 at 6:54 am

If you think this state is so bad why don’t you leave?

Squishy123 March 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Great, the Kenyan is going to come here to fuck up traffic..

idcydm March 1, 2015 at 7:54 pm

He doesn’t have to come here for the traffic to be fucked up.

Lexguy March 2, 2015 at 6:54 am

Why don’t we all organize a protest…oh, wait. That would be raaaaaaaaacist!

Rocky March 2, 2015 at 8:23 am

Message to SC from Obama via Rocky
I want to thank the people of South Carolina for the invitation to come and visit. For many of you I realize that the past six years have been difficult. Despite the great gains made across our country in health insurance, employment and an ever improving economy, these great accomplishments have not reached many of you. I wish I could do more, but your State Legislature and Governor make it nearly impossible. I do have some tips to help. First, consider moving to Charlotte or Atlanta. There are many more job opportunities there. Well Charlotte for certain. Also, I have struggled the last couple of years to visit a truly poor state, because outside of the deep south (which you can understand the secret service suggests I avoid) there really aren’t any poor states left. Well Alaska is sort of odd. But anyway, this will give me the opportunity to see how rasism and poor governing allow a state to continue to lead in high porverty, poor education and dysfunctinoal government. In fact, Boehner called me last night and said in advance of my trip – “hey, at least we’re not as bad as SC.” Anyway – hope to see you soon.

atwaters poltergeist March 2, 2015 at 10:41 am

so how many rounds of golf will tie up traffic as Obama indulges himself? Just askin’

Rocky March 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

Flip and GT are sort of subdued. Are they afraid their hatred comments might tip off the Secret Service?

bill March 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

He’s Racist.

De old wise man of de lake March 3, 2015 at 9:58 am

Surely inviting OBAMA to Benedict college will only help to clean up all the illegal sales of the meducal “marihuana” and all the other illegal substances that are sold near that beautiful historically black university. Wouldn’t you think?!?
Also since he (OBAMA ) is not running for reelection – he can scare up some donors from all those successful alumni- for his presidential library
While we are thinking of it OBAMA… You can tour the city and see all the historic locales where will folks did it with NIKKI Haley ? Or can you.
Obama can also revel at all the history spots general Sherman burned this capital city down. M
Meanwhile all de whiteys will be suffering this Friday over in south congaree looking for a good poker game.
Me. I’m goin fishing.


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