Obama adds Denver speech Wednesday; Udall, Hickenlooper won’t attend

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President Obama announced Monday, June 30, 2014 he would take executive action on immigration reform after House Speaker John Boehner told him last week the House won't vote on a comprehensive bill this year.

DENVER — President Barack Obama will travel to Denver on Tuesday and deliver remarks on the economy at Cheesman Park on Wednesday, the White House announced Monday.

The president also will attend a fundraiser Wednesday for Sen. Mark Udall’s re-election campaign.

The president’s speech at Cheesman Park is closed to the public, even though the setting is a public park.

Interestingly, Udall won’t be there either.

The vulnerable Democratic incumbent appears to have decided it’s better not to share a stage with the beleaguered president, whose approval rating has dipped below 40 percent, before a gallery of television cameras — providing footage for Republicans to use in attack ads this fall as they look to tie Udall to Obama.

Udall will be with Obama at the fundraiser in Denver’s Cranmer Park neighborhood, which is closed to all press.

His campaign is even raffling off a ticket to the event to donors who gave $5 by the June 30 fundraising deadline.

The question of how closely to align himself with the White House has been a difficult one for Udall to answer, dating back to January when he couldn’t clearly answer a question from CNN’s Dana Bash during a live interview immediately following the State of the Union address as to whether or not he’d want to the president to campaign for him in Colorado.

The latest two-step won’t protect Udall from barbs Republicans are already sending his way.

“News that President Obama will be speaking about the economy on Wednesday in Denver must have hit Sen. Udall hard,” said Alex Siciliano, the spokesman for GOP Congressman Cory Gardner, Udall’s opponent. “He is now going to have to answer for his votes for the failed healthcare bill, higher taxes, and increased government spending.”

Gov. John Hickenlooper, another Democrat facing reelection this fall, won’t be attending Obama’s speech either.

He’d already committed to speak to a group of veterans in Colorado Springs, according to his spokesman Eric Brown.

“Speculation about why the governor will miss the president’s events is being completely overblown,” Brown said Monday night at the end of a day Republicans spent reveling in the symbolism of Colorado’s top two Democratic candidates avoiding the president’s lone public appearance.

“They both have very full schedules and commitments are often made months in advance. Nonetheless, I expect the governor and president will have a chance to meet at some point during the president’s trip to Denver.

“There are always important issues about Colorado the governor looks forward to talking to the president about.”


  • Jesse Jackson

    What could this blue gum possibly say he hasn`t said a hundred times already? Blame Bush,blame congress, go away!

  • Anonymous

    Although I. Voted for him, he has proven a disappointment on his support for Israel. He says its unshakable. Yet naftali frankel, one of the Jewish boys, murder by terrorists was also an American. And not a word from the administration directing the DOJ, to seek justice. Yet when the arab kid from Florida, the cousin of the Arab child murdered by Jewish terrorists, Obama is all over it.

    • Codswallop Hogwash

      And our beloved Liberal press has given far more coverage to the one nasty killing by Jews than the killing of the 3 Jewish boys.
      It is time for Israel to teach the Palestinians a lesson they will never forget – but concentrate on eliminating Hamas members and their ilk. A couple of carpet bombs on their next parade would be a good way to start.

  • Paul Kitchen

    Obama needs to be impeached, he is a want to be dictator and anyone who supports his lawlessness needs to be brought to justice….the day is coming

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile, nothing on Fox about 11 people being killed, 60 shot in the Bumster’s adopted hometown of Chicago. Nothing here to see, business as usual, blacks killing other blacks. thank god none of the shooters were white or it would be the lead story.

  • Anonymous

    Glad that the economy is doing so well, that the border is secure, terrorism is non-existent and that we don’t have people shooting each other is the street so that Obama has lots of time to make more empty promises and fund raise so that Udall has more money to pay off the judges who helped out his son.

  • Carlos Danger

    It doesn’t matter if Udall isn’t at Cheesman Park with BO, Udall is already “tied” to his pal.

  • Bob Trower

    closed to the public. Does that mean they can all have a big dope smoking party? our president probably hasn’t had a joint for awhile, and udall and our governor would probably enjoy one with him. after all what has our governor and Senator and president accomplished in this last term other than making drugs legal and guns illegal 4 the law abiding citizens.

    • Dick Peabody

      5 Taliban murderers for an American deserter—murderers who will certainly be the cause of many more American deaths and all you want for this disgrace is a prison sentence? And those he turned his back on while they fought for their lives in Benghazi? What would they choose? What of our troops made to commit suicide by virtue of Rules of Engagement that left them hamstrung and unable to defend themselves against the moozlim enemy he so cherishes? I say hang him. Hang him until he’s dead, dead, dead, as they used to say.

  • Anonymous

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

    And as such – let the heads begin to roll!

    • Codswallop Hogwash

      The trouble is, 60% of the electorate are too stupid to realize what a scam the Democrats have pulled repeatedly on the American public. Yes, some of the stupid are Republicans, too, but the Democrats are in power because they know how to con the ignorant and the stupid.
      I do not understand how any intelligent person could vote for a Democrat at this point in our history.

      • Dick Peabody

        If Americans are stupid or otherwise illinformed, you can place a good deal of blame on the public schools. The crop to teachers over the last 30 years went to colleges where they were instructed by Sixties radicals to hate their country and desire its “fundamental transformation,” as Obama proclaimed his desire to be. God was kicked out of the schools and even the public square and the void was filled by the likes of the NFL and the Kardashians. As John Adams said, ““Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.” This is how we got the likes of Obama, Hick, and Udall.

  • Jimbo Jones

    Can’t wait for republicans to take back the office so they can deregulate the banking industry again and complete their mission of turning our country from a democracy to a plutocracy.

  • Dick Peabody

    The Speech-maker in Chief is at it again and all the while a US Marine rots in a Mexican jail. His crime: making a wrong turn into Mexico with a firearm in his possession.

  • Anonymous

    Cowards won’t even stand next to their dear leader. What could either of them be more important than being with the president?

  • dapandico

    Moonbats are calling Governor Perry of Texas a racist for not meeting 0bama on the tarmac in Texas. LSM gives Udall & hicklooper cover.

  • jeff

    It should be the decision of the public, how and where to spend the money collected in taxes. I believe, we would reduce politicians salaries, put more money in education and generate revenue by encouraging job growth. Take all the politicians who disagree and make them WORK for a living so they have the right perspective in HOW to run the government. Oblamo obviously still does not get it.

  • Codswallop Hogwash

    Give credit to Udall and Hickenlooper – they do not want to catch the contagious disease spread by Obama.
    Udall needs to return to Arizona, where he is from. He has done little to help Colorado.

  • Bob Trower

    It costs the public, or taxpayers a gazillion bucks for the president to go anywhere. Hawaii, golf, china or where ever. Now he will be at our public park…… Now the public park will be closed to the public????? What will he have to talk about that is not for the public to hear??? Maybe hand out a few Obama Phones, drivers licenses or voter registration cards to non-Americans? Or maybe smoke a joint or two.

    I can understand our governor and senator not wanting to be seen with him. But, I think it a bit too late for that. We know what our Governor and Senator are all about… and it is time to get rid of them both.

  • 5thgenerationImmigrant

    Really!? Where do you all get your ‘Information’ ?? My family fought for this country in WWI, Vietnam, Korea and WWII… And for what? Freedom of hate speech? Hatred and racism towards your fellow man? I don’t think so. If you would bother to open your small minds and get some facts in your head you would see that Obama is trying to save this Republic… Against all odds.

    • 8th Generation immigrant

      My progenitors fought in the French and Indian war`s ,the Revolution, for the Confederacy,both WW`s Korea,myself Viet Nam as a Marine Corp aviator, This man is a danger to the Republic and has stated his motives for doing so. He`s a Marxist-Leninist,has no regard for the rule of law.

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