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. The Hamsta

    I found banasy's joke about the balloon hilarious.....PSYCHE!!!!! My family tree traces all the way back to the early 1500's to France. I come from a long line of winemakers, merchants, pirates and sailors (REAL sailors, people that navigate ships and boats across the oceans with only wind power) who were among the first to successfully navigate Cape Horn, the most dangerous place in the ocean. A democrat's definition of a navigator is an Obamecare glitch that can't find their own way out of a wet paper bag with holes in it.

    October 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cav

      Please let the adults talk. You make no sense, and all you do is lie and call names.

      October 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Hamsta

    Stands by his convictions? Now I know you're smoking crack chrissy! Obame flip flops on just about any topic you can name, he was against gay marriage as a senator then flip flops as a presidential candidate- just to buy more votes. He was against raising the debt ceiling with Bush in office only to stamp his feet and throw a hissy fit when republicans oppose his tripling the national debt, the list goes on and on. He should stand by while America convicts him of treason for multiple scandals. The only thing phony about Bengahzi is the administration that blamed it on a Youtube video while using the IRS, NSA, DHS and other groups as a personal extortionist service to harass his opposition while lieing to the nation about the fate of Al Quaeda and spying on American citizens instead of Muslim terrorists.

    October 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cav

      What freaking part of NO don't you get?? Don't like it when somebody says it to YOUR party, do you? Freaking unAmerican hypocrites. Want no government? Somalia is calling.

      October 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Yep your lips are moving but your not really saying anything hamsta!

    October 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      The correct way to spell Obame's name: Barebacked by Hussein while sucking Osama off

      October 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ hamsta, ya know im startin to think you really have a crush on Obama and you're just tryin to cover it up with snarky comments hoping no one will figure it out!

    October 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cav

      Nothing ever of substance. Ever. Poor deluded Hamster.

      October 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Hamsta

    Last time I checked the auto industry and movie industry moved out of blue states into red states to get away from socialist thieves and blood sucking lweches.

    October 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Last I checked, the state with the most auto plants is....Michigan. By FAR. Want to tell us what plants are in Louisiana? Thanks. Couldn't find it in what Wiki listed.

      October 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      ELIO motors?? Seriously??

      October 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Oh please give us a freakin break already you fool. I suppose you still believe in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy too huh?

    October 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Hamsta

    Actually chrissy, no I don't believe in fairies, the fruitcakes in California do. They teach gay history instead of American history or world history. That's why they support Nazi socialists such as Nancy "Used Car Slales Rep" Pelosi and Obitler. Did you know Hitler was gay? Just a little known historical fact.

    October 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      INSTEAD of US and World history? No, don't think so. Source for Hitler being gay, please. So little known I couldn't find a source.

      October 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ Cav, correct. And they just made the latest Transformer movie in Detroit, as all the previous of that series. So does that mean they transformed Hollywood into Detroit? Lmao. And aren't their auto plants in several states? They still have plenty all around Michigan.

    October 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Chrissy, they make movies in Chicago all the time. There are production companies all over the country. Along with car plants all over the country, but Michigan is still the biggest auto maker in the US.

      October 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And maybe the auto industry decided since Americans bailed them out they would do the same and put America back to work. Sure can't count on the GOTP to put Americans back to work. He!! they haven't figured out how to get their own selves to work. If you use them for an example sluffin is their way of life.

    October 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, yes i know. I just didn't wanta sound like a pompous dupa like hamsta! Would take alot to sound that bad but still...lol.

    October 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    The one thing i find most amusing is having a high school drop out trying to tell everyone else how uneducated they are! Seriously? Sheesh!

    October 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I was reading an article on what these bunker types would do if martial law (which isn't going to happen) were to occur: gave the whole scenario about how these bunker types would bomb cities and cut off food supplies. Nice bunch.

    October 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Only after the liberal democrats use military tanks and RPGs to kill everyone in said bunker. Oh yeah, that was Timothy McVeoghs response to HILLARY CLINTON ordering the attack and death of peaceful civilian men, women and children in Waco. GUILTY CONSCIENCE!!!!!!

      October 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Focus, Hamsta. I was talking about the bunker types that want to overthrow the government. Who might those folks be?

      October 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kimberly Brown of al-Qaeda supporter

      Obama needs to use this opportunity to contact Ayman al-Zawahiri to come and be America's president since they are now good friends. Obama is good for being a Muslim and working out good deals with the Muslim Brotherhood and Christian al-Qaeda.

      October 7, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • poor kimberly brown

      whose tea she is drinking is plainly of the long island variety. what an ignorant post hitting on all of the faux talking phrases.

      October 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      And your fantasies as to what you want to happen to good people is appalling. Keep them to yourself, Hamsta.

      October 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      If you are implying that Hillary hag Clinton is a good person at this point it just confirms what I already know about liberals: The ends justify the means, it makes no difference if you elect a murderer, a thief or an extortionist, just so long as democrats maintain power with no regard to the blood you spill, the destruction you cause or the bankruptcy you bring, that you won't let any crisis go to waste in your quest for totalitarian control even inventing a crisis such as global warming to squeeze as much blood from a turnip as you can. Disgusting display of greed!

      October 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I was talking about your approval of the bunker types bombing cities once they take over; that is appalling.

      October 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Hamsta

    Banasy, the last time I checked The Last King Of Scotland, ooops!!! I meant to say Hillary Clinton ordered the attack and death of peaceful civilian "bunker" people in Waco causing the OKLAHOMA CITY bombing as a response. GUILTY CONSCIENCE!!!!!

    October 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      What? Now you are positing it was Hillary Clinton personally who gave the order? Are you serious? You haven't responded to any question I have asked of you so far, but...prove it. Source.

      October 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The Hamsta

    That's right banasy it was Hillary Clinton, The Last Queen Of Scotland, that gave the order. And you liberal dumbocrats think she deserves to run for president. You fool, she has so much blood on her hands, she should finish McVeigh's life sentence and he should be pardoned!

    October 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I asked you for a source, not your opinion. I am seriously wondering why you would think the First Lady would have anything to do with an ATF and FBI operation. "Because I say so" isn't a source. And stop with the name calling. It is childish.

      October 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      I make up stuff as I go along. Don't take me seriously! I'll never give a source, cuz they exist only in my head. I am a patholigical liar.

      October 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      nice try troll, I don't post links because they get deleted but you can google WACO HILLARY CLINTON and find out that she gave the order to TORCH THOSE MFers, DO IT NOW!

      October 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I did. This is from the first site: judge for yourself:
      Hillary was putting pressure on Vince Foster (her longtime boyfriend, sexual partner and emotional husband) and Webb Hubbell who was the #3 guy at Justice Department, to have a forceful resolution to the Waco standoff. Webb Hubbell is also probably the father of Chelsea, not Bill Clinton.

      October 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      This is the type of tripe that was on all of the conspiracy websites: Linda Tripp said, unnamed former aide, etc. You will pardon me if I find it strange that the First Lady, having only held that position a month when Waco began, had that kind of power over the ATF and FBI.

      October 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Hamsta

    Hillary belongs in a prison cell with McVeigh if not finishing his sentence for him. She has the blood of WACO, OKLAHOMA AND BENGAHZI on her hands!

    October 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Nope, nope, and nope. But you can keep visiting all those conspiracy websites to play your 5 degrees to Hillary Clinton. You've not been correct yet.

      October 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
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