I will be Meeting President Obama next month any questions for him?

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    I have been invited to a special dinner in honour of President Obama when he visits Ireland next month, are there any questions you think I should ask him?

    1. NateSean profile image72
      NateSeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I could really use a job as his janitor and/or housekeeper if he has a position open. Beyond that I'm drawing a blank.

      1. Druid Dude profile image61
        Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ask him if he is now in exile, or is he free to return to the states, even though he doesn't have a birth certificate and so can't possibly posess a Passport! LOL

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image90
      Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. Why'd he give the okay to assassinate US citizens?

      http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn … ssinations

      There are several things he's done as President that have disappointed me, but this one is the most egregious.

      He's also done some good things, but those don't excuse this terrible breach of justice.

    3. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ask him nothing.
      TELL him to get his and Arne Duncan's and Kevin Jennings' hands off America's children.

      1. DTR0005 profile image81
        DTR0005posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        AMEN! I thought maybe a question like, "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin" would be more in keeping with the Evangelical tradition.

    4. Hugh Williamson profile image90
      Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No questions here, but congratulations on scoring the invitation.

    5. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      mmmmmmm...... Ask him if he could aide the American people by wiping their credit scores clean and not penalizing their credit due to foreclosure, repos, etc. Giving all individuals a fresh start. This could aide in the stimulation of the economy. The banks have recoverd there money ten fold however the Americans are still struggling to get back on there feet.


      IRS: If you owe don't penalize them for each day or year, give them a flat amount due without penalty. If they are unemployed allow them to negotiate to 0.00 and make it a clean slate.

      Student Loans provide the loans with lower interest so college students can afford to pay them off.

      1. HattieMattieMae profile image60
        HattieMattieMaeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Like this answer! smile

    6. marwan asmar profile image79
      marwan asmarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever happened to the American role in the peace process in the Middle East, and is the US government really worried about what is happening in the area?

  2. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "I will be Meeting President Obama next month any questions for him?" You must be big-time.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Not really, just have an insight into the Northern Ireland Peace Process and he wants an update smile

    1. AnnCee profile image69
      AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Please ask Mr. Soetero if he plans to build his presidential library in his home state of Connecticut someday.  big_smile


      Oh.  What kind of "insight" we talking here?

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I thought it was Nairobi?

        1. AnnCee profile image69
          AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Nah man, he's legally from Connecticut.  Not born there of course, but a legal resident.

  4. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "Northern Ireland Peace Process" Is that an oxymoron or is that actually possible?

    1. NateSean profile image72
      NateSeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Of course. Look the peaceful solution that occured in Northern Ireland during the late 60's. The whole nation was in peaces afterwards.

  5. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    Take it then that you will be giving an optimistic assessment.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    That is really great, TIO!
    Perhaps there is something about Ireland that makes it more possible to meet heads of state. When I was in Dublin in 1997 my aunt (a Dubliner) gave us her invitation to a reception. I was too shy, but my boyfriend went up and shook hands with the Prime Minister (Taoiseach is current term, I believe).
    That doesn't happen in America every day, I'll tell you!

    Now, as to what you should ask Obama.
    How about "What is your #1 priority in your second term in office?"
    (being optimistic here).
    Thanks. We look forward to a full report (hub, hub, hub)!!

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I met former president clinton once

  7. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    How about this:

    Mr. Obama would you considering stepping down and stop wasting the American Peoples’ time and money and please fade back into the same obscurity your Birth certificate resides?

    Or would such a request damage your ego too much?

  8. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Congratulation for getting the invitation to meet the President of United States of America.

    Ask President Obama this:

    1. What his plans are in containing the dwindling economic prospects for Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain.

    2. Why do his citizens keep on bothering him about his birth certificate whilst they never asked the same to previous presidents?

  9. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I would say, don't ask him anything. You're not likely to get an answer worth listening to, to begin with.

  10. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    I do hope to ask him about his position in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan as it appears unclear - I could be wrong about that smile

    1. weholdthesetruths profile image61
      weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Please do ask him.   And report back to us, that after 15 minutes of expounding and explaining, it will be even less clear than it is now.

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image90
      Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I wouldn't mind an answer to that either, but the one about authorizing the assassination of US citizens is more pressing to me.

    3. ngureco profile image82
      ngurecoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Also, ask him why is it that his government is not putting enough effort in fighting pirates and terrorism in Somalia as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan?

      Ask him too why is it that Haiti has a very close proximity to his country yet very little wealth and influence from his country seems to be trickling in to that poor country.

  11. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "I could be wrong about that" No it is clear. They plan to stay forever whether they can afford it or not.

  12. Maembe profile image59
    Maembeposted 7 years ago

    Wow, that's really exciting.  Ask him what he thinks of the new Radiohead album.

  13. tritrain profile image83
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    Ask him why the United States seems to be the "world's police force".

    I bet it would make headline news.

    I'd really love to hear the answer.


    *Thanks for taking part in the peace process in Ireland.  big_smile

    1. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And ask why they won't do anything about all the cars parked on the pavement up my street.

      1. tritrain profile image83
        tritrainposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, do you live on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW?

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No, I live at York Road Manchester UK lol

  14. Ralph Deeds profile image67
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    Ask him why the US hasn't joined other civilized nations in ratifying the cluster bomb and land mine treaties.

    And to satisfy Donald Trump, you may want to ask him if he was really born in Hawaii. :-)

    1. Doug Hughes profile image56
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Was The Donald born in Hawaii, too?

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He was hatched, not born.

        1. tritrain profile image83
          tritrainposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And he had the same hairstyle at birth too.

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
            Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Ha! No doubt.

  15. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ..hey Irish...i think that's cool you'll be attending dinner...why not ask him what he'd do to turn around Ireland's economy if he were leader...like how to improve the credit score so folks can/will invest in Ireland....or some other question about Ireland....you know, see if he keeps abreast of Ireland's issues.

    1. AnnCee profile image69
      AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.myemoticons.com/images/communicate/phrases/k-o/lol.gif   Please, please, please, please, please, Irish, ask him a policy question!!

      Oh and ask him if he ever paid that lady's mortgage and put gas in her car.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI
      http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/1/20/128769767144111797.jpg

  16. cindi h profile image72
    cindi hposted 7 years ago

    Please ask him why he never salutes our flag!!!!  I've seen him appear at several functions where everyone else is saluting the flag but he stands with his arms by his side!!

    http://howcanpeoplebesostupid.com/?p=874

  17. 4closurefraud32 profile image56
    4closurefraud32posted 7 years ago

    please ask him what is being done about the foreclosure crisis - specifically the quote unquote "settlement" between the banks and state attorney generals... things aren't looking good right now.

    also what is the situation with HAMP? is there going to be any reform with the program or is it going to be dissolved?

    thanks!

  18. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Well I am amazed at the variety of suggestions, most appear to be very positive smile however, I am having a meeting where I am expected to keep a serious face, so asking if he paid that woman's mortgage may leave me a little ticklish smile

    1. Doug Hughes profile image56
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can tell him I said "thank you". That's not a blanket endorsement of all decisions. He's made some serious mistakes. (You don't have to tell him that.) But considering the mess he inherited, he's done a better job than anyone has a right to expect against the most systematic, partisan resistance any president has faced.

  19. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Hi Irish! Tell him I am a fan of his!! If he knows me, LOL LOl LOL

  20. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Pretty I am certain that he will know of your wonderful writing and excellent hubs smile

  21. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday plans to take questions from Facebook users during an Internet “town hall” in Silicon Valley in which he’s likely to tout his ideas on reducing the U.S. budget deficit.

    The event is another trip out West by the president to raise money for his reelection campaign and drum up political support in the high-tech industry. Silicon Valley was a big source of campaign cash in Obama’s first presidential run.

    The president also hopes to reconnect with young voters, part of his core group of backers in his victorious 2008 presidential campaign.

    The White House
    President Barack Obama talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a dinner in February.

    Obama will share the stage at Facebook headquarters with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s 26-year-old co-founder. Zuckerberg dined with the president in February along with a number of other prominent high-tech executives.

    The event is slated to start at 4:45 Eastern

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's odd.
      First, the rumor was that Facebook was courting Obama's former press secretary Robert Gibbs for some sort of management position.   Now, it looks like Obama may just do it himself.  Won't it be oh so nice when the O owns a major social network!?  Wow I can't wait!  What fun to see an ambitious bully control a major portion of the airwaves!  He won't even have to spend any money on his own tv channel this time!  roll

  22. dutchman1951 profile image60
    dutchman1951posted 7 years ago

    His meetings are staged, I am positive if you get picked to ask a question, they will have it all writen out for you..!

  23. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Yes there is one question I would like to ask Irish.

    When is the American admin going to stop treating whistle blowers like criminals and hunting down people like Julian Assange?

    Congratulations on being invited to a meeting with the President, I hope it is fruitful.

  24. Evan G Rogers profile image73
    Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago

    Ask him why he's just a cool version of George Bush.

    Why did he invade a country without asking congress?

    Why has he yet to leave Iraq?

    Why is he bombing Pakistan?

    Why hasn't he shut down Gitmo?

    Why is he letting this continue:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ap … h-suicides
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/ameri … 83918.html

    Why hasn't he returned his Nobel Prize for Peace? -- he's in the middle of 4 wars, 1 of which he started, 3 of which he refuses to end.

 
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