Our Celebrity President To Visit Movie Set In Atlanta

June 25, 2012 8:00 am

by Buzz Brockway · 25 comments

He’s raised a ton of money from Hollywood types including a fundraiser right here in Atlanta with Tyler Perry in March. It comes as no surprise then that between fundraisers in town the President will drop by the set of ’42’, a film about Jackie Robinson’s first year in the Bigs.

Deadline reports that Obama wants to visit the set of “42,” the movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson. Actor Chadwick Boseman plays the athlete who broke MLB’s color line by joining the Dodgers in 1947, and Harrison Ford stars as Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey. The movie, which has been filming in Birmingham, Chattanooga and Macon, is wrapping up with some final background scenes in Atlanta this week

jbgotcha June 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’m sorry, but Peach Pundit is better than this. This reads like a Fox News headline. It’s really not that big of a deal for a President to visit a movie set.

griftdrift June 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

The first black President visits the set of a movie about the first black man in baseball. Yes. That’s quite shocking.

Buzz Brockway June 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

Come on, this guy has more leisure time as President than anyone this side of France.

Chris Huttman June 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

Two replies to this: you want your doctor, or an airplane pilot, or any other professional with a stressful job to work full time and never take a break?

Second reply: Which President took month long summer vacations on his ranch?

CobbGOPer June 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Well at this point, combining the total time spent by the President, he’s played golf almost three months of his entire presidency so far.

The Last Democrat in Georgia June 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

“Come on, this guy has more leisure time as President than anyone this side of France.”

And with the unsatisfactory state of the economy, it shows.

griftdrift June 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

Lazy, Buzz. Lazy.

Buzz Brockway June 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

LOL. I’m not the one playing all that golf, basketball, etc. and taking all those vacations.

griftdrift June 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

If only he chopped wood, it’d be alllllllllllll different.

thomaswheatley June 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

Hey, he was keeping alive the American pastime known as “clearing brush.”

Blake June 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

Now watch this drive.

sunkawakan June 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

Buzz, how’s your dressage coming?

CobbGOPer June 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Will this qualify as the ‘official business’ they need to charge the taxpayers for this latest fundraising trip? Like all the others…

Jackster June 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

Would anyone disagree that the primary goal of a politician is fundraising? If not, then I submit this is not news, but rather evidence Obama is doing his job.

Toxic Avenger June 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Seriously, Buzz? PP usually has relatively interesting content, but this is just lazy as all get out. Did you know that even the President has (and should have) at least some leisure time? And heck, he’s going to be in Atlanta already, so why wouldn’t he (and why shouldn’t he) visit a movie set about a groundbreaking MLB player?

Chris (above) says it pretty damn well, but I’ll say it again. You’re holding Obama to a double standard. Bush took huge vacations, frankly longer than those Obama has taken.

Seriously, man. Hold yourself to a higher standard.

Harry June 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Let’s hope Obama never quits his vacation. He certainly doesn’t accomplish anything positive for himself or the country when he’s “working”.

CobbGOPer June 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

“Bush took huge vacations, frankly longer than those Obama has taken.”

Citations, please.

Toxic Avenger June 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm
CobbGOPer June 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

Citations from a liberal website, and CBS news. Not sure I can trust that.

Harry June 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm
sunkawakan June 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Your point, Harry?

CobbGOPer June 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

And again, I wonder how much of this travel is being paid for by you and me, not the Obama campaign?

sunkawakan June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Considering how much the oil and gas industry spends on political activities, same question back at you, just substitute Obama’s name with Romney.

SallyForth June 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

The real rub of this trip to pick up more money in Georgia is that the official invitation listed the states in which the campaign funds will be used — take a wild guess which state is NOT one of those states.

Ed June 26, 2012 at 6:49 am

Why am I recalling 2004 and discussions about Bush playing golf? And why am I lol-ing that the roles are exactly reversed?

Also Buzz, I know you are “fundamentally outraged” but come on dude, do you want him doing this or governing?

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