Skip to comments.Obama aims for Appalachian vote
Posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:28 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
DILLONVALE, Ohio -- Barack Obama attended a barbecue and grilled Republicans on the economy yesterday in eastern Ohio, a region cool toward him in the March primary and important to his chances this fall.
Obama, spending his third day in the state since Friday, spoke at New Philadelphia yesterday and greeted supporters at a farm in Dillonvale, south of Steubenville on the edge of economically hard-hit Appalachian Ohio.
He argued at Kent State University's Tuscarawas campus that Republicans are not discussing the economy at their convention in St. Paul because of how bad it is, and that the GOP and John McCain are focusing on "personalities" instead.
"I guess I don't blame them because if you don't have any issues to run on, I guess you want it all to be about personalities," Obama said, adding later that "Republicans are really bad at governing, but they're good at running campaigns."
Obama promised to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011 and expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, saying, "If you're working full time in this society, you may not be rich, but at least you can keep a roof over your head and you can look after your children."
With McCain running mate Sarah Palin speaking last night, Obama also cited a statistic that women on average earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes and promised, "We are going to pass equal pay for equal work."
Noting that Obama mistakenly referred to New Philadelphia as "New Pennsylvania" at one point, Paul Lindsay, McCain's Ohio spokesman, said Obama lacks the judgment and experience to get the economy moving.
"If Barack Obama doesn't even know where his campaign is, how does he expect to confront the critical issues facing families in Ohio?" Lindsay said.
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"What they're going to try to do in this election, and they do it every four years, is they're going to try to make you scared of me," Obama said of GOP attacks."
Kin ah git me some bar-bee-que? An’ a pillowcase?
Oh no, stop, you’re killin’ me! Does this bozo really think he has a snowball’s chance in Hell in ANY Southern, border or sportsman “infested” state? Or does he have so much Soros, Chinese and Arab money that he can waste it like this?
Look up Barns for Obama. The Obama campaign is asking farmers to paint their barns with the Obama logo. If you’ve ever seen photos of the Ohio Bicentennial barns, they’re beautiful to see as you’re traveling. But Obama Barns? Give me a break!
They be jus’ clingin’ to thar gunz and r’ligion.
Any farmer who painted his barn with Obama would be the laughing stock of the community.
“Obama promised to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011.... saying, “If you’re working full time in this society, you may not be rich, but at least you can keep a roof over your head and you can look after your children.”
Yeah, and the children will need it, since most teenagers, the largest employee demographic (about 25%) for “minimum wage” jobs, won’t be able to find work due to artificially high labor costs.
Oh, and let’s not forget the resulting increase in the cost of products and services to those parents, too.
How can someone supposedly so smart be so dumb?
“guests dined on barbecue chicken and pork and all the fixings”
Then the Democrat Gov. Strickland complained:
“My friends, we’ve got to stand up to this. If someone tells you Barack Obama’s a Muslim, I think you should ask them, ‘How would you feel if someone got on the Internet and spread some malicious untruth about you?’ “
OK, so did Barack eat the chicken or the pork?
He could have settled this instantly at the barbecue.
I live in Appalachia. We can smell a phony hollowman while he’s still in Virginia headin’ our way.
Outhouses for Obama I could see. Maybe with Larry Flynt on the outside. And a chicken.
When Obama arrived in town, the Black population increased by 100%.
Obama makes me very scared of Obama.
When asked how Obama would appeal to the people in Appalachia, he replied, “Well, the first thing you have to do is get them away from their moonshine. Then, you gotta take their guns away. Then you have to make them drop their bibles. THEN, after they aren’t afraid of me anymore, I will tell them what plans I have for them.” /sarc
Barns for Obama:
Not gonna happen.
Is he aiming for residency in Ohio?
He should actually go to PA because he doesn’t have a chance in Ohio.
Here's another flash: We will ALWAYS need oil. What we need is to reduce oil idependency.
I’ve actually been to Dillonvale. Lots of luck to Obama. He’ll be lucky to get 10 votes. That is serious hilljack country. Some of those folks think George Hamilton is black.
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