Turns out Obama loves us after all…

As you’ve heard, Rudy Giuliani recently said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me.”

Well, speak for yourself, Mr. Mayor.

We had kinda wondered whether he loved us here in South Carolina — as of when I wrote this post, we were one of only three states he had not visited as president — but now all our concerns are assuaged:

President Barack Obama will visit Benedict College in Columbia on Friday for a youth event, The White House said.

Obama has not visited South Carolina since winning the state’s Democratic presidential primary on Jan. 26, 2008….

Details about the president’s visit will be released later this week, The White House said.

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia, has worked to bring Obama back to South Carolina.

“I’m pleased to welcome President Barack Obama back to South Carolina,” Clyburn said in statement provided to The State. “I thank President David Swinton and the Benedict College family for hosting President Obama’s event with students and youth leaders.”…

9 thoughts on “Turns out Obama loves us after all…

  1. Juan Caruso

    “U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia, has worked to bring Obama back to South Carolina.”

    Current financial woes of S.C. State are only coincidental? Suppose the related federal investigation reveals unseemly ties to an iconic congressman from SC. SC’s DNC could lose a powerful influence, unless AG Lynch exercises “prosecutoroal discretion” AND SC STATE receives a surprisingly hefty federal grant (with strings, of course) — quietly announced on a Friday afternoon a few weeks after Obama’s visit.

    Stay tuned.

    1. Bryan Caskey

      Sometimes a trip to Columbia is just a trip to Columbia. In related news, I’ll be leaving Columbia early Friday morning to go to Charleston for a conference. I’ll let all y’all deal with the traffic snarls.

      Last time Joe Biden was here, he made me 10 minutes late for a court hearing.

        1. Bryan Caskey

          No, but when the Judge asked me why I was late in the very stern way that Judges can have, my explanation was satisfactory and everything went fine.

          I hate being late for anything. I hate being late so, so much, even if it’s just meeting a friend for drinks. For something formal like Court, it’s a thousand times worse. I usually time it to arrive at a Court absolutely no later than fifteen minutes before the hearing is set.

          1. Barry

            I prefer to arrive 5 minutes earlier than the person I am meeting arrives. I like to be first on the scene. As a result, I often will arrive 30-40 mins prior to a scheduled appointment. I will check in with the office/receptionist, etc- and then take a walk around the building or whatever is necessary to stay out of the way.

            The last big business meeting I had, I arrived 15 minutes before the customer I was meeting arrived. I had heard he was anal about schedules and attire. So I made it a point to be earlier than him on arrival, and to be better dressed.

            He showed up a minute late, and his suit looked like he slept in it (so much for caring about attire). But that was his problem.

            1. Doug Ross

              If you are early, you are on time. If you are on time, you are late. And if you are late, don’t bother showing up.

              In my experience, people who are habitually late are typically narcissists.

    2. Mab

      Current financial woes of the SC Bulldogs could be *so eased* by having young out-of-state libs put their money ($$$out of state tuition$$$) where their mouths are. Like the debutantes from Duke University, et.al., did during the 1964 Civil Rights movement in Mississippi. At Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi — not for money problems but for other real problems — debs from Duke, NY, et.al., enrolled and proved their Christian (egalitarian) worth.


      A cultural exchange program could clean up the books for SC’s Bulldogs. What say you all? Or do you really believe the HBCU want to stay HB? I think the HB Bulldogs could tolerate some ‘strange’ for a semester or twain to get their books in order.

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