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LA Times: With approval rating at new low, Obama launches three-day bus blitz
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant and Peter Nicholas

Posted on 08/15/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Minneapolis — Burdened by sagging poll numbers, hamstrung by poor economic news, and trapped in Washington for much of the summer because of the debt ceiling fight, President Obama will seek to reverse his recent fortunes by hitting the open road.

Obama Monday will embark on a three-state, five-town bus tour deep in the heart of the American Midwest. The campaign-style swing comes at a time when a new Gallup Poll shows the president sliding below a 40 % approval rating for the first time.

The White House maintains the president will confine his remarks to the economy and will not go after his potential GOP presidential opponents. But at the very least, however, the trip should afford him a chance to renew his connection with a public that has been showing signs of increasing discontent with his administration.

Paul Begala, a former campaign aide to Bill Clinton who now advises a political action committee, Priorities USA Action, started by two ex-Obama aides, called for “bold action.”

“The whole focus of the country for the last month has been on these terrible negotiations over the debt ceiling. That hurt everybody. He’s got to turn the page,’ Begala said. “The president can’t wave a magic wand, but he has the power to set the agenda. Now’s the time.’’

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: approval; blitz; bus; election2012; failure; launches; obama; obamanomics; rating; socialism


1 posted on 08/15/2011 5:36:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

39% of America is still totally out of touch.

We need to send this piece of scum back to his homeland where he can take up a Jihad against us and we send in a drone.


2 posted on 08/15/2011 5:43:13 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3 posted on 08/15/2011 5:44:13 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

His political strategy is clear enough.

He proposes “bold action” like spending a gazillion more dollars on “infrastructure” knowing the House will never approve it, and rely on the MSM to spin it so that the Republicans in the House are blocking the “bold action” that would save the economy.


4 posted on 08/15/2011 5:44:33 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Magical Misery Tour.


5 posted on 08/15/2011 5:44:39 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (The Tea Party didn't start the fire - they sounded the alarm!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama Monday will embark on a three-state, five-town bus tour deep in the heart of the American Midwest.

Better watch that carbon footprint, Baraq. I suggest you take a bicycle instead. Better for the environment, dontcha know.

6 posted on 08/15/2011 5:45:26 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Going by bus? I was hoping he'd go by rail.


7 posted on 08/15/2011 5:47:18 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hey zer0, Want approvals? Cut govt. down to only what is necessary, Stop the crazy spending, Balance the budget, Stop meddling in our lives, Cut taxes, Get rid of your socialist, marxist, liberal health care. (on your own)

You might get a healthy bounce

8 posted on 08/15/2011 5:48:01 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

baraq going out campaigning again.
On our shrinking dollar.

He is doing the one and only thing he knows how to do.
Because he has no experience in anything else.


9 posted on 08/15/2011 5:48:30 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
game-changing speech

“bold action.”

he has the power to set the agenda. Now’s the time.

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Set the agenda to what? More taxing, borrowing, regulating and spending?

Bunch of jerks.

10 posted on 08/15/2011 5:49:50 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Where's the democrat budget? What's the plan?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...

Remember last year’s ‘Summer of Recovery’ bus tour which ended with a major Democrat defeat in November??

I name this one the ‘Summer of bad Excuses’ bus tour .


11 posted on 08/15/2011 5:51:07 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: maddog55
The only ones left supporting the Soros puppet are:
- Blacks
- Gays
- Fat Chicks who hang out with Gays
- College Professors
- Prius/Subaru driving Tree Huggers (See College Professors)
- Staff of your local newspapers and national media
12 posted on 08/15/2011 5:55:45 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope the tea party greets him at every stop.


13 posted on 08/15/2011 5:55:59 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: sickoflibs

The Obama “Ain’t My Fault” bus tour.


14 posted on 08/15/2011 5:56:37 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bust, the magic negro


15 posted on 08/15/2011 5:59:36 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: TexasNative2000
Perfect.

Hope some Iowegian moons the cur dog.

16 posted on 08/15/2011 6:08:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: indylindy
Everything this Jackwagon President does just grows the Tea Party more!

Under the bus for you too
Barack 'Jackwagon' Obama's Misery Bus Tour

The winning rule in 2012: a direct and non-stop political attack on Obama's record. In other words, a systematic attack on his anti-American socialism and his endless lying.

Continually putting forward the facts about the man's failed policies and the thin veil of a presidential image, being held in place by a teleprompter and the piss-stream media.

That was a 'gutsy call,' you sad jackwagon of a man.

There's so much to hammer on here with this extremely damaging, leftist and lying administration. How many instances of Obama lying could we produce? Lets start with the so-called recovery or our crushing debt or the 8 percent yearly growth of this 800-pound gorilla known as the US government, and don't forget our wide-open borders. Explain that it's this president's policies that have Americans depressed and gloomy about their futures and those of their children. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi have done everything they can to discourage and punish success, hard work and private business since 2007. They should be held up to ridicule and shame daily.

This is all is very clear to the majority of working Americans. I hope our GOP Presidential contenders have the courage to fight.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 6:12:22 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bump.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 6:14:00 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: BobP

19 posted on 08/15/2011 6:16:32 AM PDT by Bean Counter ("For every man there exists a bait he cannot resist swallowing.".....Nietzsche)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama Setting the Agenda

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20 posted on 08/15/2011 6:24:38 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: maddog55

Poor Obama, must suck to have to steal a page from Palin.


21 posted on 08/15/2011 6:25:41 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: sickoflibs
Remember last year’s ‘Summer of Recovery’ bus tour which ended with a major Democrat defeat in November?? I name this one the ‘Summer of bad Excuses’ bus tour .

I like that Sickoflibs.

22 posted on 08/15/2011 6:28:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (England.... From Royal fairytale to banana republic in one summer. - - Allister Heath)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I were there at any of the stopovers, I would greet Obama with a rousing Bronx cheer!


23 posted on 08/15/2011 6:31:55 AM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: GOPJ
RE "Remember last year’s ‘Summer of Recovery’ bus tour which ended with a major Democrat defeat in November?? I name this one the ‘Summer of bad Excuses’ bus tour ......
I like that Sickoflibs.
"

If I was in charge of the RINO party campaign points Dems would be history in DC :)

24 posted on 08/15/2011 6:31:55 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LA Times: With approval rating at new low, Obama launches three-day bus blitz followed by a 10 day VACATION.

There, I fixed the title.

25 posted on 08/15/2011 6:39:02 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The president can’t wave a magic wand..

"My election will mark the day when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"

26 posted on 08/15/2011 6:44:08 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Question:

ANY plane, even a Piper Cub, with the President aboard, is designated as Air Force One.

Obama's taking a bus trip..what do they call the bus?

27 posted on 08/15/2011 6:44:37 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: ken5050
Obama's taking a bus trip..what do they call the bus?

I don't know but you might ask the people riding under it.

28 posted on 08/15/2011 6:46:09 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A bus tour? Is the Government Motors Volt available in a bus model?


29 posted on 08/15/2011 6:56:09 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: ken5050

“Obama’s taking a bus trip..what do they call the bus?”

Greyhound One?


30 posted on 08/15/2011 7:29:46 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: TexasNative2000
DUmmie FUnnies 08-14-11 ("Magical Misery Tour": DUmmies throw Obama's bus tour under the bus)

MAGICAL MISERY TOUR
Tune: Magical Mystery Tour

Barack, Barack and the Magical Misery Tour! Step right this way!

Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour

Barack, rolling across the nation
Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, but this is no vacation
Barack and his Misery Tour

The Magical Misery Tour is wanting to make you all pay
Wanting to make you all pay

Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour

Barack, he's got everything you need
Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, even though it's all wee-weed
Barack and his Misery Tour

The Magical Misery Tour is hoping to make you all pay
Hoping to make you all pay

The misery trip . . .

The Magical Misery Tour
Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour

Barack, rolling across the nation
Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, but this is no vacation
Barack and his Misery Tour

The Magical Misery Tour is coming to make you all pay
Coming to make you all pay

The Magical Misery Tour is trying to make you all pay
Trying to make you all pay, take it away . . .

31 posted on 08/15/2011 12:50:03 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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