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As U.S. recession bites, Ohio hopes fade for Obama
Reuters ^ | July 30, 2009 | By Nick Carey

Posted on 07/30/2009 8:06:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - Hope and jobs are in short supply in Ohio eight months after President Barack Obama won the recession-battered state in the 2008 election with promises of a better future.

"People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that's why they voted for Obama," said Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor on his way to breakfast on the outskirts of Toledo.

"I've nothing against Obama personally, but he's new to the job and 'hope' won't fix this mess."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeconomy; democrats; economy; failure; hopeychangemas; hopeychangey; obama; obamacare; obamanomics; oh2009; socialism
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1 posted on 07/30/2009 8:06:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What can I say? Obviously these are some of the people who sent money to the deposed king’s daughter in Nigeria...


2 posted on 07/30/2009 8:09:51 AM PDT by MizSterious (Impeach Barak "let them eat cake" Obama, while there's still something of our Republic to save.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
When touting his $787 billion stimulus package earlier this year, Obama cautioned that a recovery would take time.

He did no such thing.

3 posted on 07/30/2009 8:10:06 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In fairness to Obama, our problems here in Ohio have much more to do with our state and local gvts than they do with the fed.


4 posted on 07/30/2009 8:10:07 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ooops. Funny thing about the internet, old promises, old pictures, and old data, no matter how inconvenient, never go away.

5 posted on 07/30/2009 8:12:19 AM PDT by M203M4 (NEW New Deal: A pot through every window! (1/2 credit to Bastiat))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
1. Hope.

2. Change

3. ???

4. Profit

6 posted on 07/30/2009 8:13:01 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They never paid atention to, of all people Hillary, when she very clearly told them “all he has ever done was give a speech!”


7 posted on 07/30/2009 8:13:53 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I know that Toledo’s hurting bad for want of jobs. My Mom has been driving school bus for the Sylvania City/Twp for the last 36 years, had retired once, and was recalled back when the new drivers on the roll weren’t cutting the mustard. She’s been telling me that anyone that wants to go to Toledo, thinking they’ll be able to find a cheap house and a job to pay for it has a real dissapointment comming to them. If she didn’t have a steady job right now, she would have probably left there, stayed retired and come live closer to me, although NJ isn’t in any better shape....
She doesn’t think too much of Obambalamba either....


8 posted on 07/30/2009 8:15:10 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Obama set expectations too high here and six months later, things haven't got better, so some people are losing hope"

and you all believed his BS

9 posted on 07/30/2009 8:15:55 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that’s why they voted for Obama”

Makes me think that maybe people do wind up with the government they deserve.


10 posted on 07/30/2009 8:17:38 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor” 55 and reired huh well then Jeff then YOU are part of the problem in this coutry.


11 posted on 07/30/2009 8:19:12 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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IIRC, joblessess in Ohio ranges from 7.5% in one county to over 17% in at least one other.

Think about it: coal, support for Detroit’s auto industry (businesses, actual plants, etc), boating businesses on the north of the state (realllly hurting).


12 posted on 07/30/2009 8:20:15 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: MizSterious

“People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that’s why they voted for Obama,” said Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor on his way to breakfast on the outskirts of Toledo.”

that’s why they buy lotto tickets, too...you had the same odds that this Mutt was gonna help you out...how’s that hopey-changey thing lookin now?


13 posted on 07/30/2009 8:20:59 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: pennboricua

Yep. Even then, he was reading remarks prepared by another off of a Teleprompter. He is really one big nothingburger and more and more people are seeing that every day. Unfortunately, we will all suffer as a result of these idiots that voted for the empty suit.


14 posted on 07/30/2009 8:20:59 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

15 posted on 07/30/2009 8:21:37 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I've nothing against Obama personally, but he's new to the job and 'hope' won't fix this mess."

Guessin' ya shoulda thunk of that back about November 4th...

16 posted on 07/30/2009 8:21:42 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: eureka!

They allowed themselves to be taken in by the empty suit. And even despite all the doom and gloom, he won OH by only about 51-48. The margins were also narrow in FL, NC, and IN. A shift of just a couple of percentage points in those states and the great savior’s margin in the electoral college would have been much smaller.


17 posted on 07/30/2009 8:23:39 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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18 posted on 07/30/2009 8:25:25 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: TNCMAXQ

So true. McCain could have won, however, the Pet Rock voters that wanted something new and shiny, bolstered by the lies and cover-up by the media, just numbered too many.


19 posted on 07/30/2009 8:26:22 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: pennboricua

and they have the nerve to knock Sarah Palin...All these brilliant, Harvard elites....they’re destroying our country.


20 posted on 07/30/2009 8:27:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Regardless of the tough situation Ohioans find themselves in, plenty showed up to be a backdrop for Obambi on his last visit so I don’t feel too sorry for them. The only good thing out of Ohio latlely is Ken Blackwell... a blip on the overall sad political decisions of Ohio voters - sorry to be harsh...


21 posted on 07/30/2009 8:28:06 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: FES0844

It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Regan, this time around we will get a truly Conservative back in office, and she will be great.


22 posted on 07/30/2009 8:33:30 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: LS

Things are really starting to show up as we talked about a few years ago. See the story above.


23 posted on 07/30/2009 8:39:27 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Audacity of a Dope.


24 posted on 07/30/2009 8:40:20 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: matginzac

I don’t feel sorry for anyone that voted “That One”.


25 posted on 07/30/2009 8:42:43 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wanted an easy fix, did ya? Wanted that change that the hated GW Bush couldn’t give you? Put your hope in a windbag, did you? You should have thought of the things you mentioned i.e. new to the job before you pulled the lever. Buy the way, every President is new to the job their first term. He is a community organizer and not up to the job. He promised things half of the country swallowed - shame on you! Think next time you VOTE!!!


26 posted on 07/30/2009 8:44:46 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: BARLF

AMEN!!!!


27 posted on 07/30/2009 8:45:42 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: FES0844
The Harvard "thing" is part of this video.
28 posted on 07/30/2009 8:46:49 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Pessimist
well isnt ohio the hq of acorn?

29 posted on 07/30/2009 8:48:10 AM PDT by truthstampede
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To: Pessimist

And in fainess to Obama’s critics, he did promise improvement. This is from what Fox news calls his “Democratic Nomination Victory Speech”:

” ...Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that, generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless...

(APPLAUSE)

... this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal...

(APPLAUSE)

... this was the moment when we ended a war, and secured our nation, and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”


30 posted on 07/30/2009 8:48:40 AM PDT by flowerplough (Barack Obama, Teleprompter Reader of the Free World.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How soon can Sarah Palin get to Ohio? Time is of the essence.


31 posted on 07/30/2009 8:49:50 AM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: pennboricua

Don’t count on it


32 posted on 07/30/2009 8:53:12 AM PDT by lakertaker (Democratic Party Economic plan: Declare all those who hate higher taxes as unpatriotic)
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To: pennboricua

“It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Regan, this time around we will get a truly Conservative back in office, and she will be great.”

I truly wish it were so, but you know that the socialist propaganda complex will unite as one and do everything in their power to prevent. Legal or illegal means will be employed, or as Chancellor Palpatine said “I will make it legal.”


33 posted on 07/30/2009 8:53:48 AM PDT by henkster (A "Living Constitution" yields a Dead Republic)
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To: Bitsy

Bravo!


34 posted on 07/30/2009 8:54:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: wbill
1. Hope.

2. Change

3. Stimulate

4. Profit

35 posted on 07/30/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Toledo is just Michigan with Buckeye fans....


36 posted on 07/30/2009 9:01:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: eureka!

Only good thing about McCain losing is that a lot of folks, mostly independents I think, are seeing what a far left agenda will do and many of them don’t like it. So this might cause a backlash and perhaps a Republican resurgence. Not that our party necessarily offers the best leadership either. But if McCain were president and things kept going downhill, it is conservatives who would have felt the sting.


37 posted on 07/30/2009 9:01:45 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: annieokie

48% approval and no viable alternative yet on the horizon...hmmm...wait until folks understand that stimmulus jobs are a week with a shovel then back to the streets...hmmm...the quote of the day should become the Republicans’ 2010 bumper sticker: “Hope won’t fix this mess!”


38 posted on 07/30/2009 9:03:09 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: pennboricua
Carter didn't "give" us Reagan. All Carter gave us was a major screw job. Our involvement in the Middle East today can be traced directly to Carter's incompetence in foreign policy. We ultimately went into Iraq not because of Bush, but because of Carter.

Carter didn't beget Reagan. Reagan begat Reagan. He was a figure on the national political scene going back to the '64 presidential campaign. What we have to realize is that Reagan is gone and won't be coming back. I don't see a Reagan waiting in the wings for 2012 (no, Palin isn't Reagan). Until there is, I really, really fear that the only one waiting in the wings in 2012 will be either Obombah or Hillary. Either one will be the sure end of the Republic as we know it.

39 posted on 07/30/2009 9:10:53 AM PDT by chimera
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To: TNCMAXQ

Agreed. But for the dishonest media and academia, the left would be toast.


40 posted on 07/30/2009 9:12:44 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: johnnycap

Good quote. Guess they can get their apple carts ready or the “Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?” signs.


41 posted on 07/30/2009 9:15:07 AM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that's why they voted for Obama," said Jeff Fravor,...

This is the same sort of idiot who would pour gasoline on a fire, because they figure any liquid should help put it out.

42 posted on 07/30/2009 9:22:20 AM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: US Navy Vet
“Jeff Fravor, 55, a retired train conductor” 55 and reired huh well then Jeff then YOU are part of the problem in this coutry.

I think at some point, state employees throughout the United States should have to take a 50% cut with their pensions.

Right now, with all the pensions the states are paying, it is not sustainable.

43 posted on 07/30/2009 9:25:37 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"People were looking for a savior to get us out of this mess and that's why they voted for Obama,"

And for the democrats who caused it in the first place
44 posted on 07/30/2009 9:27:11 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: FES0844

An Affirmative Action baby with a sheepskin from Harvard aint exactly what I would call “elite” in the classic sense. Another poseur moron who is unfit for the White House. Why can’t we have COMPETANT and RESPONSIBLE leadership for a change (and NO, such folks don’t typically come from academia or the “common people” either. Minnie Pearl aint gonna do, despite the fact that she would be an improvement over the Chosen One).


45 posted on 07/30/2009 9:30:23 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: chimera
(no, Palin isn't Reagan).

Sarah Palin is not the new Reagan, she is the new Katherine Harris.

46 posted on 07/30/2009 9:31:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: eureka!
And the effect of ACORN is worth about a 6% reduction in the unemployment rate in Ohio. If they really ramp up the fraud, they can counteract up to 9% unemployment.
47 posted on 07/30/2009 9:34:57 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: flowerplough
I don't listen to Obama much, but did he really say "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal... lol, what a fool.
48 posted on 07/30/2009 9:38:16 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Clemenza

Oh, great. And how did Harris do in that Senate run?


49 posted on 07/30/2009 9:39:16 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bravo!

Thanks, I knew there would be “boo-hooers” and “vote for Obama deniers” and I don't feel sorry for them for whatever reason they voted for him because they put me in the same position they are in. I have to suffer for their foolishness. It's not like they elected an incompetent governor and they have to live with it. Nope, they voted for an incometent POTUS and not we all have to suffer. Socialism knocked on our back door and they let it in - shame on them.

50 posted on 07/30/2009 9:45:10 AM PDT by Bitsy
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