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Obama aims for Appalachian vote
Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 4, 2008 | Mark Niquette

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dispatchpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: appalachia; humor; ky; obama; obamabiden; oh2008; ruralvote; swingstates; votes
Not this again! Is this the only thing he thinks rural white folks will respond to?

"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."

1 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:29 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: JavaJumpy

Kin ah git me some bar-bee-que? An’ a pillowcase?


2 posted on 09/04/2008 5:39:30 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: JavaJumpy

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?


3 posted on 09/04/2008 5:41:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

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!


4 posted on 09/04/2008 5:42:43 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (Shame on you CNN. You should be mortified at your so-called journalistic skills.)
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To: JavaJumpy
Obama aims for Appalachian vote


5 posted on 09/04/2008 5:43:16 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: JavaJumpy

They be jus’ clingin’ to thar gunz and r’ligion.


6 posted on 09/04/2008 5:44:21 PM PDT by Nachum (Obama: building a religion)
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To: JavaJumpy

"Yeah, that Barock Hussien feller jawed up a storm. I told him when I see'd him dress like me I'd vote fer him".
7 posted on 09/04/2008 5:44:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase (STOP Democrat Misogyny!)
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To: JavaJumpy

Any farmer who painted his barn with Obama would be the laughing stock of the community.


8 posted on 09/04/2008 5:46:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase (STOP Democrat Misogyny!)
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To: JavaJumpy

“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?


9 posted on 09/04/2008 5:47:20 PM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: JavaJumpy

“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.


10 posted on 09/04/2008 5:47:27 PM PDT by helpfulresearcher
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To: Rebelbase

I live in Appalachia. We can smell a phony hollowman while he’s still in Virginia headin’ our way.


11 posted on 09/04/2008 5:48:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...
Ky Ping, this wasn't under the Humor listing...so it must real.
12 posted on 09/04/2008 5:49:37 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: JavaJumpy
Look up Barns for Obama.

Outhouses for Obama I could see. Maybe with Larry Flynt on the outside. And a chicken.

13 posted on 09/04/2008 5:51:18 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: JavaJumpy
My mother-in-law is from Dillonvale.

When Obama arrived in town, the Black population increased by 100%.

14 posted on 09/04/2008 5:54:27 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Government intervention helped make the Great Depression great.)
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To: JavaJumpy

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


15 posted on 09/04/2008 5:55:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: All

Barns for Obama:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/ohbarns


16 posted on 09/04/2008 5:58:27 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (Shame on you CNN. You should be mortified at your so-called journalistic skills.)
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To: MHGinTN

17 posted on 09/04/2008 6:03:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase (STOP Democrat Misogyny!)
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To: JavaJumpy

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.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 6:06:36 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Why does Obama hate pregnant women so much?)
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To: JavaJumpy
Mr. Obama....Here's a flash for you: The economy is good.

Here's another flash: We will ALWAYS need oil. What we need is to reduce oil idependency.

19 posted on 09/04/2008 6:18:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: JavaJumpy

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.


20 posted on 09/04/2008 6:19:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: TonyInOhio
My mother-in-law is from Dillonvale.

No kidding. My ex-MIL was born in Mingo Junction and raised in Wellsville. I hated Route 7!

21 posted on 09/04/2008 6:25:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Outhouses indeed!


22 posted on 09/04/2008 6:35:31 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: JavaJumpy

Snowballs chance in hell comes to mind.


23 posted on 09/04/2008 6:54:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: JavaJumpy

Has Sen. Obama apologized for his San Francisco fundraiser comments yet?


24 posted on 09/04/2008 6:55:04 PM PDT by Aln in Eastern WA (We have an obligation to call this what it is...the false comfort of appeasement... GWB, May 2008)
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To: Aln in Eastern WA

“Has Sen. Obama apologized for his San Francisco fundraiser comments yet?”

Ahhhhh...no. He issued clarification #4,425 and moved on. Remember he & Axelrod blew off Ohio after Super Tuesday, saying they didn’t need us after calling us all kinds of names. They had confidence they could create a new electoral map and boot Ohio out. Fast forward and he’s not overtaking the west after all and whaddya know, he’s gonna need Ohio.

Seems to me some of those chickens are coming home to roost.


25 posted on 09/04/2008 7:16:21 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (Shame on you CNN. You should be mortified at your so-called journalistic skills.)
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To: Rebelbase

I’d be afraid I’d get my barn burned to the ground.


26 posted on 09/04/2008 7:18:26 PM PDT by amishman (Barack Obama=Jim Jones)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Can’t stop laughing!


27 posted on 09/04/2008 7:35:00 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home)
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Good luck Obama! Lots of “clingers” in dem der parts.
28 posted on 09/04/2008 7:54:29 PM PDT by Godwin1 (godwin)
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To: KYGrandma
I'll add KY and Humor, to keywords.....you can add "Joking" or something else. :)
29 posted on 09/04/2008 7:55:03 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: JavaJumpy

Oh sure, those gun clinging Bible thumpers will flock to Obama.

Good luck with that Hussein, you’ll need it.


30 posted on 09/04/2008 7:58:34 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Jimi Hendrix has more experience than Obama.)
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To: Sacajaweau

The economy isn’t great, but I agree it’s okay. Obama is such an empty suit. Raise taxes and minimum wage, that’ll really get it going.


31 posted on 09/04/2008 8:43:37 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: JavaJumpy

Apologize? ... How very hollow of the empty suit! You can’t apologize for what you are, and this man is an elitist at heart, out of touch with the nation he is trying to trick into electing him. How’s that verse go?... Out of the abundance in the heart the mouth speaks? Something strange is abundant in that man’s marxist heart. Appears the democrat party has become what the elitist spoke, condescending, ridiculing, and just downright two-faced.


32 posted on 09/04/2008 8:46:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: skinkinthegrass
I think we can confidently say Kentucky will be red on the map.
33 posted on 09/04/2008 9:43:29 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: JavaJumpy

“I’m gonna raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour...too bad bread costs $50 a loaf” - BHO on his Mugabe approach to economics.


34 posted on 09/04/2008 9:51:50 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: Republican Wildcat
...say Kentucky will be red on the map.
.....not if, the "Karaoke (crAP/NYT/WaPo/ABCNNBcBS/pBS/FauxNC) Journalists" @ the Louisville Courier Jourinal or the Lexington Herald-misLeader, has any thing to print about it.
35 posted on 09/04/2008 10:14:07 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: JavaJumpy
Noting that Obama mistakenly referred to New Philadelphia as "New Pennsylvania" at one point

How is this a mistake? New Pennsylvania is one of the 57 states.

36 posted on 09/04/2008 10:31:06 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Does anyone remember the olden days when the US presidential election was boring?)
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To: JavaJumpy

Watch out, Barry. Them’s gun-totin’, freedom-lovin’, church-goin’ people you been talkin’ to. They shoot revenuers.


37 posted on 09/04/2008 10:32:43 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: skinkinthegrass

I think you could put up a really good argument that this should be listed under humor. :)


38 posted on 09/04/2008 10:38:58 PM PDT by WildcatClan (The world is full of fatheads; so I invented Diet Shampoo)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Darn - I was going to post that!!

(I can’t WAIT for the debates!)


39 posted on 09/04/2008 10:59:38 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Thanks for the ping. I don't see him making great inroads in my area of Kentucky. (Eastern/Southeastern)
40 posted on 09/05/2008 6:24:22 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (I'd rather have Palin a hearbeat away from than to have Obama be the heartbeat of the Presidency.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
I don't see him making great inroads in my area of Kentucky. (Eastern/Southeastern)

...good to hear....I live near Lexington (gettin' bluer every month)...too many "Starbucks"

41 posted on 09/05/2008 7:37:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

They don’t. :-)


42 posted on 09/05/2008 7:29:03 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: WildcatClan; Republican Wildcat
they really don't know Appalachia or the South....family, religion....& guns
43 posted on 09/05/2008 7:43:42 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: JavaJumpy

How can we break this news to Obamanation? He ain’t gonna get none of those votoes..............really, no one down here will vote fer ‘im.


44 posted on 09/05/2008 7:48:25 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

LOL at my spelling mistake, but I think I’ll leave it for the laughs.


45 posted on 09/05/2008 7:49:30 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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