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Secret Service using new $1.1 million buses for Obama Midwest trip (Taxpayer funded campaign buses)
washington post ^ | 8/15/2011 | ap

Posted on 08/15/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT by tobyhill

President Barack Obama is traveling the Midwest on a new $1.1 million bus purchased by the Secret Service, an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan emphasized that the bus wasn’t purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future. He said the agency has not previously had buses in its fleet and was overdue to get some since it’s had to protect politicians traveling by bus for decades.

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KEYWORDS: bho2012; bustour; ia2012; obama2012; obamabustour; usss

1 posted on 08/15/2011 4:14:05 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

This should not be allowed.


2 posted on 08/15/2011 4:17:24 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: tobyhill

This Obama twit thinks he is a rock star. We need to send him back to Chicago next year and make sure he stays there. Keep exposing him for the selfish, arrogant, little man that he is.


3 posted on 08/15/2011 4:19:22 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: tobyhill

SOAB!


4 posted on 08/15/2011 4:19:27 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
other dignitaries in the future

except when Sarah will need it, then the 0media will raise hell.

5 posted on 08/15/2011 4:19:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: tobyhill
So how'd these buses get out to wherever he went. Did someone drive them out to the midwest, or did we also pay for a special airplane to transport them wherever Obama wants them to be?

ML/NJ

6 posted on 08/15/2011 4:19:50 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: tobyhill

Notice no American flag on it, anywhere?


7 posted on 08/15/2011 4:20:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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8 posted on 08/15/2011 4:20:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: tobyhill
when is the tactical yacht scheduled for delivery
9 posted on 08/15/2011 4:22:13 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: tobyhill
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan emphasized that the bus wasn’t purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future So they are trying to get me to believe this was on the Secret Service shopping list even if he didn't have this bus tour? For dignitaries in the future... yeah sure!
10 posted on 08/15/2011 4:23:25 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: tobyhill

Right after he got congress to raise the debt limit, Obama then goes on a debt raising deficit tour of the US, which is actually his 2012 presidential camoaign. We are paying for it. We don’t have any say on it. This is his private party funded by us


11 posted on 08/15/2011 4:23:44 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: tobyhill

Do those buses fit in a C-17 or do they need a C-5A?


12 posted on 08/15/2011 4:23:56 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: tobyhill

Just to elaborate on these buses: They are also available for the Republican nominee. I would advise, in the strongest terms possible, that they Republican candidate in 2012 not use these buses. Let Obama look like the dark overlord he thinks he is riding around in the Darth Vadar-esque bus.


13 posted on 08/15/2011 4:24:21 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: tobyhill

This is BS ,just rent a Circus truck from Ringling Brothers,it would fit this administration much better!


14 posted on 08/15/2011 4:26:18 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
“This should not be allowed.”

If the Secret Service deems this needed to protect a President; and it will be used in the future; then it's probably ok.
Presidents will always campaign like it or not. Seems silly to send a President out in an unarmored bus. They need to be protected like them or not.

15 posted on 08/15/2011 4:27:03 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: tobyhill

My perception says that a lot of indys and even some Dems are getting p!ssed at Baraq’s regal lifestyle when the US economy has continued to tank.

We should encourage him to keep it up IMHO.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 4:27:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Infinitely worse than thinking he’s a rock star.
At least a rock star would have to pay for his amenities like a million dollar tour bus with money earned in the marketplace.
Obama’s using OUR money, and throwing it away exactly in the same manner as a tinhorn 3rd World dictator. He’s a “would-be” dictator and America “would be” a 3rd World country if he had his way.He is always busy SHRINKING this country so it finally becomes a perfect fit with him and the role he sees for himself.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 4:34:46 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (No need for a tagline, but here it is anyway..........)
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To: tobyhill
A million bucks for a bus that will also be used by future non communist non muhammedam Presidents seems like not too bad a deal.

Of course in this climate why the douchebag in chief would even be doing a bus tour on a brand new souped up ghetto bus is incomprehensible, but then this foreign jackass doesn't understand American values and sense of decorum.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 4:35:25 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: tobyhill

These two Grifters make the Clintons look almost normal.


19 posted on 08/15/2011 4:35:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: tobyhill
The thing looks like something left over from The Empire Strikes Back. Does it include a Darth Vader helmet?
20 posted on 08/15/2011 4:37:06 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: tobyhill

OK. Now we need T-shirts with a schedule on the back, CDs, signed photos, hoodies and programs for sale.

0bama Debt World Tour
Midwest Dates

Get on ‘da bus!
(or under it)


21 posted on 08/15/2011 4:37:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

0bama
Debt Vader


22 posted on 08/15/2011 4:38:56 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ColdOne

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan emphasized that the bus wasn’t purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future. He said the agency has not previously had buses in its fleet and was overdue to get some since it’s had to protect politicians traveling by bus for decades.
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If you believe that one I have a nice Bridge for sale , hardly ever used.

Black buses instead of black helicopters. Stealth Buses to haul a piece of crap around the Mid-west.

But he is not campaigning mind you.

God Lies, lies, and more lies.

Does this administration ever tell the truth?


23 posted on 08/15/2011 4:40:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ColdOne
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan emphasized that the bus wasn’t purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future. He said the agency has not previously had buses in its fleet and was overdue to get some since it’s had to protect politicians traveling by bus for decades.
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If you believe that one I have a nice Bridge for sale , hardly ever used.

Black buses instead of black helicopters. Stealth Buses to haul a piece of crap around the Mid-west.

But he is not campaigning mind you.

Good God -----------Lies, lies, and more lies.

Does this administration ever tell the truth?

24 posted on 08/15/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
He already has Air Force One & an armored limo. He still will fly to the destination & use this bus for a 30 or 40 minute ride to get to his speaking destination.

Who does he think he is - Sarah Palin????

25 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:30 PM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: tobyhill

The left said that black vehicles cause more global warming. Omama’s buses are black.

These buses and they way they were acquired need to be made as an example of why we don’t want Democrats in charge. Same goes for Pelosi’s jet.


26 posted on 08/15/2011 4:48:32 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: tobyhill
"I has one million dollar buses.
koo koo ka choo."


27 posted on 08/15/2011 4:49:30 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: tobyhill

What dignitary is going to take a bus tour?


28 posted on 08/15/2011 5:05:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I know but I still have a problem with a setting president making campaign trips using our money.

He has the advantage of free media and a free stage for his propaganda.

Don’t recall last president doing that. Not even clinton.

America already knows what his accomplishments are. If he had any, he wouldn’t need to campaign every day.

Oh well, that’s life.


29 posted on 08/15/2011 5:07:24 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: All; eaglestar
I wonder if the buses are Natural Gas (CNG). /s
30 posted on 08/15/2011 5:09:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey (CNG buses are gutless.)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder if it comes with a ghetto rapper DJ and a disco ball! Maybe one room has a giant bong. Nothing these thugs do surprise me anymore.


31 posted on 08/15/2011 5:10:27 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: tobyhill

Read earlier in the day that they took over 1 hotel and booked rooms in another.

Guess we are paying for that too? How many people are with him on this (wink, wink) non political campaign bus tour?


32 posted on 08/15/2011 5:10:32 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: HereInTheHeartland

They never had a problem with charter buses before.


33 posted on 08/15/2011 5:14:38 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: IceAge
Read earlier in the day that they took over 1 hotel and booked rooms in another.

Guess we are paying for that too? How many people are with him on this (wink, wink) non political campaign bus tour?

Oh you are surprised? The Obama's are notorious for buying out entire hotels, mainly for Michelle's hundreds of servants. I'm sure Barry has some gang banger rappers with him that need some rooms. Maybe a room for pit bull fights.

Oh! And we get to pay for it!!!

34 posted on 08/15/2011 5:17:18 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: tobyhill
“They never had a problem with charter buses before.”

That I don't know. I don't have the knowledge base to know what is or isn't needed.
I would think a bus going down an interstate would be a pretty soft target however.
I think the cost of Obama’s many vacations is an issue however overall. I don't have the numbers; but it seems he has spent much more than any other President.

35 posted on 08/15/2011 5:47:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Just to elaborate on these buses: They are also available for the Republican nominee.

Yeah, I read that earlier, but I still call 'bullsh*t'.....unless the nominee has it totally dismantled and swept for earbugs and tiny video cams.

I would NOT put such beyond the 'Rats.

36 posted on 08/15/2011 5:57:19 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Not good enough. His Marxist/Muzzie a$$ needs to be frog marched from the white house in chains to spend the rest of his sorry life in prison for what he's done to this country.

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37 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:58 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: tobyhill
Obama is a looter.


38 posted on 08/15/2011 6:01:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: tobyhill

39 posted on 08/15/2011 6:03:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
He's not really even using the buses. He's flown in then takes the bus a couple blocks to the location.

It's more Obama stagecraft.

40 posted on 08/15/2011 6:36:03 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill
Obama is a looter.


41 posted on 08/15/2011 6:37:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: tobyhill

Pelosi must be salivating at the prospect of her using such a bus after the next election.


42 posted on 08/15/2011 7:08:19 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: tobyhill

Does CZAR B.O. ride in the back of the bus OR are those seats reserved for the Republicans as he has stated in the past?


43 posted on 08/15/2011 7:27:42 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: holdonnow

ping


44 posted on 08/29/2011 5:20:13 PM PDT by ml/nj
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