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Democrats making excuses for poorly attended Obama rally
Washington Examiner ^ | 11/01/2010 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 11/01/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT by txroadkill

Yesterday, Obama staged a rally at Cleveland State University. Unlike the 2008 era of hopenchange, Obama spoke to an auditorium that had thousands of empty seats. The New York Post notes that event organizers are making excuses for the poor attendance:

Shortly before his election two years ago, Obama drew a crowd of 80,000 in Cleveland.

Organizers of yesterday’s event tried to explain away the row after row of unoccupied seats by saying the president was competing with football, church and Halloween parties.

The RNC retorts — “So we’re clear, the event started at 3pm. Most church services were over, trick-or-treating hadn’t yet started and the Cleveland Browns had a bye week. There’s a simple truth, one the Democrats will do anything not to admit: voters just don’t like President Obama and his job-killing agenda.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cleveland; obama
Ha!
1 posted on 11/01/2010 12:54:15 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: txroadkill

Yeah, and I heard some people decided to paint a room or two in their houses and needed to watch the paint dry.


2 posted on 11/01/2010 12:55:34 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: txroadkill

“I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message! Sh*t!!!!”


3 posted on 11/01/2010 12:55:49 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: txroadkill
Obama drew a crowd of 80,000 in Cleveland.

I think you got an extra zero in there.

4 posted on 11/01/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: txroadkill
Ever try to find a bailbondsman on Sunday morning?

They were all still in the hoosegow.

5 posted on 11/01/2010 12:59:51 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: txroadkill

Let me guess—”We didn’t get our message out”?

(aka “You idiots aren’t listening to us!!!!”)


6 posted on 11/01/2010 12:59:51 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: seowulf

2 of ‘em


7 posted on 11/01/2010 1:00:01 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: txroadkill

FUBO!!!


8 posted on 11/01/2010 1:00:52 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: txroadkill

Three rumors ruined the attendance:

1. ICE would be there to look for illegals.
2. Local police would be there to look for felons.
3. Someone told the union members that they might to actually work handing out leaflets if they attended.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 1:01:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: txroadkill
Let me guess?

I've got it! BUSH'S FAULT!!!
10 posted on 11/01/2010 1:01:20 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Mouton

I heard that folks were worried their chips and coke might get cold, and didn’t want to put off eating and drinking... long enough to attend.

Truth be told it was probably something more simple. People probably preferred to clean the house, vacuum, wash the car, or pay bills, to seeing and hearing him.


11 posted on 11/01/2010 1:02:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: txroadkill
“the president was competing with football, church and Halloween”

Except that Lefties don't go to church, the Browns had a bye week and the government gives away treats every day.

12 posted on 11/01/2010 1:02:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: txroadkill

He should´ve brought the Greco-Roman columns with him.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 1:05:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: txroadkill

After 16 OH visits, or what ever the number was, the POS finally wore out his welcome. People were tired of hearing the same lies over and over.


14 posted on 11/01/2010 1:07:27 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: txroadkill
They ran out of gas.

They had a flat tire.

They didn't have enough money for cab fare.

Their tuxes didn't come back from the cleaners.

Old friends came in from out of town.

Someone stole their car.

There was an earthquake, a terrible flood, locusts....

15 posted on 11/01/2010 1:09:37 PM PDT by longjack
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To: txroadkill

For far too long, the “silent majority” of American conservatives have been quiet, not quite willing to believe that the other side had an agenda. They wanted to believe that they were well-intentioned, but that their political philosphy was just different.

Freepers knew all along, but now this silent majority sees the truth. We see the election fraud, we see the deviousness of Obama and Pelosi as they ram thru their programs. We see Obama, who promised a new era of bipartisanship, as the liar who he is - on Day One he refused any compromise on the “stimulus,” haughtily declaring “We won.”

We see the blame shifting, the finger pointing, the demonization of any and all who dare disagree with The One. We see the incompetence, on a daily basis, the unprofessionalism, of The “Dude.” We see the hypocrisy of the far left anti-war agitators, who have suddenly gone silent. We see a complicit main stream media, and the demonization of any media outlets who dare to not toe the (absurd) Obama Party Line. We see the arrogance, the utter contempt that Obama, Schumer (”the chattewing masses don’t caaare about a wittle pork....”), Pelosi and others have for average Americans, who The Kenyan says are “frightened and acting irrationally.” We see the laziness, the vacations, the constant golf outings, while The One tells the rest of us we must sacrifice.

Time to send a message to these arrogant fools who think they are so smart and superior....


16 posted on 11/01/2010 1:10:30 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: txroadkill

What if 0bummer gave a rally and only a few hecklers came? Coming next.


17 posted on 11/01/2010 1:11:54 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: txroadkill

Normal people are tired of being lectured to and called OWeBama’s enemy. The others showed up to his latest condescending lecture.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 1:11:59 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: longjack

... and their dog ate their invitation.


19 posted on 11/01/2010 1:12:48 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: txroadkill

Was one of the excuses “Obama sucks and people don’t like him.”?

That would not be an excuse, it would be a REASON.


20 posted on 11/01/2010 1:16:31 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: txroadkill

U2 couldn’t warm up the crowd.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 1:27:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: longjack

IT WASN’T MY FAULT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TuLBa-rgBk


22 posted on 11/01/2010 1:28:47 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: txroadkill

For the next few years after these elections, one of the Tea Party’s efforts should be to muster enough folks to ^significantly^ add to these Hype&Change crowds and just sit on their hands for the entire session.

A dour look would be “gravy” for the cameras. Obamugabe and the MSM would begin to understand the zen concept of “one hand clapping”.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 1:29:27 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: txroadkill

Browns were on bye week.

That one won’t work, sorry Baraq.


24 posted on 11/01/2010 1:29:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: longjack

25 posted on 11/01/2010 1:35:01 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: NTHockey
106 miles to Chicago. They've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, its dark, and they're wearing sunglasses...
26 posted on 11/01/2010 1:35:59 PM PDT by longjack
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To: txroadkill
Shortly before his election two years ago, Obama drew a crowd of 80,000 in Cleveland."

WRONG! There were not 80,000 people at Obama's rally on the Mall in Cleveland on the Sunday before election day 2008. I WAS THERE! I reported on it on this site. Why is the media still using this FALSE number?

The City of Cleveland gave the media the total number of people who were downtown that day -- most of whom were at the Browns game and went directly home afterward and did not stay for the BHO rally.

The security guard in the building where I work said a government agency (secret service or FBI -- I don't remember) signed around 10,000 people into the mall area for the rally.

The next morning I saw a news van on the very site. I asked one man with the news van why they used the 80,000 number. I told him I was at the rally and there were not that many people there. He said that that was the number the City of Cleveland gave him.

27 posted on 11/01/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: luvbach1
you ask: “What if 0bummer gave a rally and only a few hecklers came? Coming next.”

you mean like this? Scroll down for video - he couldn't shut them up -

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/president-obama-heckled-at-campaign-stop-in-connecticut/

28 posted on 11/01/2010 1:41:04 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: dashing doofus
I'm a Texas Rangers season ticket holder so to see GWB at the game last night was nothing new for us Rangers fans, this year it's almost odd to not see him there for a big game. Whenever Bush is shown on the big screen here he is always greeted with a big cheer from his fellow Texans but my seats are just behind the visiting teams family seats so I'm also used to hearing non-Texans make rude and snide remarks whenever he is shown. However, last night took me by surprise when I overheard a man dressed in his San Francisco attire holding a sign that said "Texas Sucks" look at his wife and said, "Wow, remember what it was like to have a President that actually likes America? I miss that man."

I don't think the Left has any real clue how bad tomorrow is going to be

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29 posted on 11/01/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT by txroadkill (Is it November yet?)
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To: Mouton

some people decided to paint a room or two in their houses and needed to watch the paint dry.

You gotta watch that stuff every minute!
They painted the White house, didn’t, and
it’s still wet behind the ears.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 1:42:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Disambiguator

She taking over for the Black Panthers this year?


31 posted on 11/01/2010 1:43:34 PM PDT by longjack
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To: txroadkill

Hey, give Hussein a break. After all, there are so FEW blacks and union members in Cleveland!!!!


32 posted on 11/01/2010 1:44:26 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: txroadkill
Support for Obama's socialism......
33 posted on 11/01/2010 1:48:26 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: txroadkill

Liberals get their news from comedians and rappers.

Obama had none at his rally.


34 posted on 11/01/2010 1:53:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: longjack

You forgot: For only a $30,000.00 donation to the DNC you can hear the great orator hisself speak.........


35 posted on 11/01/2010 2:03:30 PM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: txroadkill

I highly doubt Obama was competing with church-goers.

Not those of us that vote our faith anyways.


36 posted on 11/01/2010 2:07:52 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: txroadkill

Liberals on suicide watch starting on Wednesday.


37 posted on 11/01/2010 3:02:00 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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