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First couple's NY date: a campaign promise kept

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  1. MwanaFalsafa1

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    By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer
    1 hr 34 mins ago
    NEW YORK – President Barack Obama made good on a campaign promise to his most important supporter Saturday night — his wife, Michelle.
    The president and first lady jetted to a date in New York late Saturday afternoon, aides and media in tow.
    "I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished," the president said in a statement an aide read to the press.
    After dining a little more than two hours at Blue Hill, a West Village restaurant touted by New York magazine as a "seminal Greenmarket haven" that features food grown by chef and owner Dan Barber on his upstate farm, the president and first lady headed to the Belasco Theater to make it in time for "Joe Turner's Come and Gone."
    The play by August Wilson is about black America in the early 1900s, with residents of a boardinghouse recalling their migration from the sharecropping farms of the South to the industrialized North.
    As the motorcade left the West Village and drove up Sixth Avenue to the theater, crowds of people, at times about eight deep, gathered on the sidewalks of the blockaded streets to wave as the Obamas passed. Some cheered. Cab drivers opened their doors and stood on the frames of their taxis to glimpse the president and first lady.
    The Obamas left the theater after the play and were greeted by more cheers from enthusiastic bystanders along New York streets as they headed back for the flight to Washington.
    The White House declined to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers, and even before the smaller jet left Washington, the there-and-back trip drew criticism from the Republican National Committee. The RNC issued a news release that chastised Obama for saying he understands American's troubles, but then hopping up to New York for "a night on the town."
    Noting that General Motors is expected to file for Chapter 11 protection on Monday, the news release said: "Putting on a show: Obamas wing into the city for an evening out while another iconic American company prepares for bankruptcy."
    In an interview before his inauguration, Barack Obama said he and his wife like having "date nights," usually on Fridays. Since moving to Washington, the Obamas have managed to fit in at least a few nights out in the nation's capital.
    While on a trip to New York last week, Michelle Obama was reminded about the couple's first date.
    "You know, after 20-some-odd years of knowing a guy, you forget that your first date was at a museum," she said. "But it was, and it was obviously wonderful. It worked."
    Before traveling to New York, the Obamas watched daughter Malia's soccer game for an hour Saturday morning.
     
  2. Ab-Titchaz

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  3. Nyani Ngabu

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    Acheni obssession nyie....aaaah
     
  4. Nkamangi

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    There's something cool about us Africans that we often forget to appreciate. Had the Obamas been white and the same age there wouldn't have been that "umph" about them. I'm just saying...
    Nyani ngabu, your love for the republicans aside, admit it the Obamas rock! in soo many angles
     
  5. BAK

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    Obama hapa amewapa dongo Republicans ambalo nina uhakika watalitumia katika ads zao za uchaguzi wa senators 2010 na hata katika uchaguzi wa 2012. Wataquantify total amount ya taxpayers money ambayo Obama aliitumia katika hiyo date na first lady huku 'uchumi wa nchi ukiwa katika hali mbaya' na wananchi wengi hawana kazi na wamepoteza nyumba zao.
     
  6. Nyani Ngabu

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    No they don't. They rock what? Mimi nawaona wa kawaida tu na siko obssessed kama mlivyo nyinyi. Sasa kwa mfano hapo, nini cha kushangaza O'Bummer kumtoa demu wake? Mbona ni jambo la kawaida sana hilo?

    Kwani wameanza leo kwenda kwenye hizi dates?
     
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    Naaah...I don't think so. No one will begrudge O'Bummer for taking his wife out on a date. Come on now...
     
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    Sio obsession, we're just giving credit where it's due. Lini ulisikia Bush kampeleka Laura kwenye opera or whatever they were into wakapata so much publicity if any.
     
  9. Nyani Ngabu

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    Exactly my point! Why in the hell do you want know where and when they go for dates? That's their business. Ni tabia za u groupie groupie unapoanza kuwafuatilia watu wanaotoana kwenye dates.

    Sasa kuhusu Laura na George, kwa sababu tu hukusikia haina maana ya kwamba hawafanyi mambo hayo. Na kwanza sio lazima kufanya mambo hayo. Kila couple ina style yake yenyewe. Kama Laura na Bush hawakufanya hivyo, huo ni uamuzi wao. Sio kila mtu anafanya mambo sawa.
     
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    They look so good.
     
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    And that's exactly what I am implying the Bushes did not have that "cool factor" that the Obamas have plenty of. They are interesting, it's not a matter of groupies. Ndio maana they evoke such reactions from people, the like of me who admire them and you
     
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    Okay....
     
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    Yote tisa kwani tumesha waona mara nyingi wakitembea pamoja ,Kumi macho yangu yalikuwa kwa mama Michelle kwani Guu lake kama vile limetiwa Upepo LoL chamtu haram ,hatari lakini salama ,pia sihaba kuona huo mmguu.
     
  14. MwanaFalsafa1

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    I guess the guy does command some interest. Even the ones who says people are groupies and obsessed over Obama still found the time to open the thread, see through it and comment. But I must admit people should be more concerned with their own lives rather than the life of others, especially there personal life.
     
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    Nyani Ngabu

    Nkamangi is right, if they were white kusingekuwa na kelele,
    Repubs just have to say something against him, even if it doesn't make sense. He made a promise to his wife and he's fulfilling it. period. kelele wanazopiga sijui ni za nini.

    They need to shush!
     
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    All this because he is pretty popular, ngabu. Hata mimi ntashangaa.
     
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    LOL!, niko na wewe,

    Guu limekuwa inflated manaake.
     
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    Ha ha ha ha Here we go again! You want more from those sorry losers!?

    Here's the Republican response:

    "As President Obama prepares to wing into Manhattan's theater district on Air Force One to take in a Broadway show, GM is preparing to file bankruptcy and families across America continue to struggle to pay their bills," RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in an email this afternoon.

    That's not all from Gitcho. She then added a snitty, "Have a great Saturday evening - even if you're not jetting off somewhere at taxpayer expense."
     
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    But the people who were lined up outside the restaurant are not Republicans, I think. So what's the fuss all about? Can't he have some time alone with his woman? Geeeeez
     
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    Well, you can't please everybody all the time. Even if it's taking your wife out on a date. I simply want him to have some privacy.
     
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