October 4th, 2013
04:09 AM ET

Shutdown: Obama cancels Asia trip

U.S. foreign policy takes the latest hit as the government shutdown enters its fourth day.

With his focus on the brewing domestic crisis, the White House canceled President Barack Obama's trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali, Indonesia.

"The president made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government," a statement from the White House said.

Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the U.S. delegation in Asia.

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  1. MamboA

    Mr. Obama would be doing the USA a great favor if he requested the Attorney General to bring charges of sedition and labeled those that have voted for a shut down of our government "TRAITOR" Oran's Dictionary of Law gives this definition: noun
    noun: traitor;‚ÄÉplural noun: traitors1. a person who betrays a friend, country, principle, etc..
    "they see me as a traitor, a sellout to the enemy"
    synonyms: betrayer, backstabber, double-crosser, renegade, fifth columnist; Moreturncoat, defector, deserter; collaborator, informer, mole, snitch, double agent; Judas, Benedict Arnold, quisling; informalsnake in the grass, two-timer, rat, fink "convicted traitors will be executed"

    Let's start the legal process now and rid ourselves of those who seek the destruction of American and those who can not be loyal to this government. They have created the means of a financial war designed to end our way of life.

    October 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Hamsta

    The Tea Party is doing you a huge favor and you label them terrorists for it. The Tea Party built America in the first place fighting against an overtaxing invasive tyrannical foriegn government. The Tea Party was resurrected from the dead to fight against an overtaxing invasive tyrannical foreignor you fools illegally elected to top office.

    October 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      You seem to think that Obama is a foreigner. You are repeating a lie. Obama was born in Hawaii, and even if he wasn't, he was born to a U.S. Citizen, making him American. Stop. You look uneducated when you repeat this garbage.

      October 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Hamsta

    The people destroying America? That would be the people "fundamentally transforming" America! You liberals have less than two functioning brain cells.

    October 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Hyperbole and garbage. No facts. Naturally.

      October 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ¬©

      Hamsta is this really you. When did you have The to your name.

      October 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Hyperbole and garbage acurately describes everything Obame say: I'm going to close Gitmo, you can keep your doctor, Bengahzi was the result of a Youtube video, Al Quaeda is on their heels and Chevy is alive.....etc.....etc....

      October 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I don't suppose you know that Congress has to close Gitmo, do you? And we know how much they like working with Obama. As you for your other talking points: please present EVIDENCE that not even Issa could find. If morons wouldn't be so eager to have instant answers, more investigation could be done before telling the public anything.

      October 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Hamsta

    The Tea Party is doing the same thing they did more than 200 years ago. Defending America from overtaxing, invasive, tyrannical government!

    October 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sofa King

      Methinks you haven't a clue as to what "tyrannical" means. And do you enjoy being trolled and continuing to be another sock puppet for Roem?
      Your echo chamber must be confining with both of you in there.

      October 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      When police departments get military tanks to serve warrants with (yes this is happenimg) you can't tell me that we don't have a tyrannical government.

      October 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Is this an everyday occurence? Everywhere? Can I have that link, too? Or is it some small town PD doing this? Thanks.

      October 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Hamsta

    Don't forget Harry Reid doesn't care if a child dies of cancer but democrats like the idea of murdering babies. This is who you want in charge of your child's healthcare? You liberals have less than two functioning brain cells.

    October 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Context. He never said anything about cancer and kids at all. He was responding to Shumer, saying we shouldn't pick and choose the parts of the gov to fund; fund ALL of it. Cnn won't let me post the exact quote.

      October 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sofa King

    Does Roem think telling a joke to the Faux Hamsta is a personall attack? Roem doesn't even know he has been found out.

    October 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Hamsta

    When the "ruling" class forces taxes on their serfs and replaces the finest healthcare system on earth with mediocre service, government bureacracy, death panels and rationing that 80% of the population DON'T WANT, that would be tyrannical government

    October 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The "death panel" garbage has been debunked; insurance companies have always had panels decide coverage. And 80% is a fallacy; link it. Did you see the poll where people overwhelmingly supported the ACA over Obamacare? They're the same thing!

      October 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Banasy didn't attack Hamsta personally at all.

    October 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy fort knox would be easier to penetrate than that thick skull of hamstas or hamsta wannabe! Not to mention the lack of mental capacity to retain whatever info did manage to get in. You know that "R" word that i detest so much? It sure does apply to this fool.

    October 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I think they are very passionate on their convictions, chrissy.

      October 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Hes just a disaster lookin for a place to happen and he picked cnn to be the chosen spot of his mental breakdown!

    October 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Who said this?

    ‚ÄúYour purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events.‚ÄĚ

    October 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    FDR said the fear quote. Abraham Lincoln said the quote I posted. AL would be labeled a RINO today.

    October 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Democrats opposed the abolition of slavery, Democrats opposed the civil rights movement, democrats want to put ya'll back in chains. How exactly would Abraham Lincoln be considered a RINO?

      October 5, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Everyone knows that the Dixiecrats went GOP after 1964; they considered LBJ a traitor for the Civil Rights Act. If AL were alive, he'd be called a RINO just like all of the moderate GOP are today. And they are called that by their own party.

      October 5, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Tell your lies to someone else banasy. Everyone is watching liberalism destroy places such as California, Detroit and Chicago. It took a natural disaster, Katrina, to make New Orleans look like the damage liberalism has done to Detroit. Liberalism is the leperosy of society, businesses and rich people leave the decaying liberal cities and states in droves to relocate in conservative cities and states. Even Hollywood is leaving California and relocating in New Orleans.

      October 5, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Look up Dixiecrats. Focus.

      October 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cav

      Red states take more than they give. Your precious red states would wither if the government took out its bases and contract jobs. Be careful what you ask for, moochers.

      October 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Hamsta

    2014 and 2016 aren't far away, dems lost the house in 2010 and might lose everything in 2014 and 2016 because they don't care what the population wants, they are the "ruling" class in their minds and you are their serf.

    October 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I think the GOP will never regain the Senate; they can't gerrymander. I think you underestimate the level of animosity towards the intransigent GOP right now. WH? Not until at least 2024.

      October 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Ya know it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know insurance companies were gonna jack up the costs to consumers as much as they could BEFORE the ACA law went into affect. That was Obamas whole intent in the first place, to place regulations on all things medical because HE like many people know we are being overcharged by insurance companies, and pharmacuetical companies and the medical profession.

    October 4, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Its similar to the housing market before the recession. If you really wanta know if your representatives have your best interest at heart just check to see who was provided financial backing by any of these medical companies. Medicine is big business and dont be fooled. Its all about the money!

    October 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
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