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Beer but no bumper cars as Obama magic slips in Iowa [Media Starting To Admit BO Sucks?]
Reuters ^ | 8/17/12 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 08/17/2012 3:56:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

- He avoids the State Fair bumper cars, speaks to smaller groups, and makes fewer promises than he did in 2008.

Four years after Iowa propelled President Barack Obama to the White House, he needs the state more than ever, but a tour through his old campaign stomping grounds this week revealed a much different political climate - and a much different candidate -- than the Iowa and the Obama of four years ago.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012
Obamugabe campaigning in Iowa for THREE days show he is scared of losing there...and he probably hasn't built a very strong voter fraud machine there yet.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 3:56:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

7 reasons why we must vote Obama out of office:

1. In his 2nd term, the gloves will come off and Obama will truly become Obamugavez

2. In his 2nd term, given the opportunity, Obama will appoint Eric Holder to the Supreme Court

3. In his 2nd term, Obama will accelerate the process of marginalizing both the Supreme Court and Congress and concentrating all political power in America in the executive agencies, such as the EPA, which will increasingly subject Americans to Rule by Fiat, rather than Rule of Law.

4. In his 2nd term Obama will accelerate his tear-down of the American defense establishment and effectively remove America from the world stage (a promise he’s already basically made to the Russians)

5. In his 2nd term, Obama will sign a deal with the Arabs to sell Israel down the river

6. In his 2nd term, Obama will take the gloves off on Global Warming and basically shut down what’s left of the US economy in order to make the very worst of the EnviroNazis happy.

7. In his 2nd term, Obama will step up his active, covert support for street gangs, flash mobs and New Black Panther voter intimidation, with the goal of staging and inciting civil unrest and marginalizing any kind of spontaneous dissent.

8. In his 2nd term, Obama will accelerate the process of ceding US sovereignty to the UN on all matters, particularly those involving the environment, gun control and “victims rights” (aka anti-home-schooling).


2 posted on 08/17/2012 3:58:35 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good article......maybe there IS hope!


3 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: samtheman

A second term of this monster will be the end of us.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:54 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: samtheman

It’s the same old Obama , He hasn’t changed, but the lie has grown stale.We have seen the Change and lost the hope.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 4:04:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ann Archy
"There is plenty of time for big rallies," a campaign official said about the small crowd sizes.

Yeah... but they're all going to Paul Ryan! ; )

6 posted on 08/17/2012 4:10:57 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SoFloFreeper
One of the first men whose hand Obama tried to shake at the fair told him "No, thank you," and turned away, scowling as the president made his way down the street.

Such indifference is evident in the polls.

Indifference?

7 posted on 08/17/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sounds like “Morning in America” is coming again soon. And what a long dark night it has been.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 4:17:12 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama is going to lose Iowa!!! No money, No Crowds, No Substance, No Plan, No Biden, No Obama, No General Motors (GM headed for bankruptcy again, horrilbe car sales in the USA).

Now....folks, we must not only defeat Obama/Biden, we must politically destroy the entire Democrat Party that supported these would be America destroyers!!! Get on it!!! Got to get all our “Good guys & Gals” to the polls on election day, November 6, 2012!!!


9 posted on 08/17/2012 4:18:54 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
I hope the defeat is so bad, and the devastation so complete for the Democrats, that they'll re-think themselves as a party. While they've always been the home of slavery, Jim Crow, anti-American war protests, etc., there's been a core group that was decent and loved America- you could disagree with their policies, but they were decent people. That core base is gone, replaced by baby-killing Socialists.

Hopefully, the landslide is so complete it'll wash away the dregs currently running the DNC, and give America a moderate-conservative alternative. While I probably still wouldn't vote for them, we need a strong two-party system to keep Republicans honest.

10 posted on 08/17/2012 4:25:17 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
They must be scared sh*tless about the math.

Iowa represents 6 (count 'em, 6) electoral votes. Obama spent three days there, one day for every two electoral votes. There are 80 precious days left before the election. Isn't this an inordinate amount of time for a sitting president to spend for a lousy 6 EV's?

Their polling must look awful on this. The public polling looks bad enough for Obama. The latest objective poll of likely Iowa voters (Rasmussen 8/8) shows Romney ahead by two points. If you factor in the "Wilder Factor" Romney is winning Iowa by 7 to 12 points, a virtual landslide. Does Obama think he can't win in November without Iowa? Do they think the only way to win Iowa is an all-Obama all-the-time saturation campaign? Are they panicking?

Anecdotal evidence seems to point to his support crumbling in Iowa and elsewhere.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 4:27:33 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
There is some telling information in the article:

"There is plenty of time for big rallies," a campaign official said about the small crowd sizes. ---My goodness, this is Iowa. A visiting President is big news.

He waves from the podium and shakes hands on the "rope line," but his words come primarily from the text on his TelePrompter. ---Heaven forbid someone should ask a question about his job performance.

"That enthusiasm that he saw the first time around just isn't there," said Tim Hagle, a political science professor at the University of Iowa. ---Isn't it funny how those unfulfilled promises come back to haunt you?

12 posted on 08/17/2012 4:29:14 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: wayoverontheright

“Indifference?”
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None dare call it by its true name, disgust!


13 posted on 08/17/2012 4:32:32 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dear Heavenly Father, please deliver us from Barack Obama with a landslide victory starting with Iowa. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 4:33:09 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
In Marshalltown, roughly 555 people showed up to hear him speak. In Oskaloosa, there were 852. In Boone, there were more than 2,000, but the numbers are still a far cry from the many thousands he drew at events four years ago.

"There is plenty of time for big rallies," a campaign official said about the small crowd sizes.

Paul Ryan is pitching to sell out crowds and wait until he gets to Florida and campaigns at the Villages with Mama, 79 year old, white haired, loving Betty Ryan saying, "Vote for my Pauly and his pal, that nice family man, Mitt,"

Oh, yeeeeeaaaaah.

Go Paul, kick ass.

15 posted on 08/17/2012 4:35:23 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Obama's mentions of alcohol consumption could have been a subtle attempt to contrast himself with Romney, a Mormon, who does not drink......."

....and including this statement in the article was a not so subtle ploy by Reuters to insert Romney's religion into the "news".

16 posted on 08/17/2012 5:02:34 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You have a great tagline. Absolutely true.

The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11


17 posted on 08/17/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: SoFloFreeper

The only thing different about obama now compared to four yearsa ago is...... Nothing. Some independents voted for him that shouldn’t have based on his record, and virtually every journalist covered for him. Now the media is tacitly admitting they f’d up by saying he’s different now. BS.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 5:21:01 AM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: Ann Archy

There are more people publicly turning their backs on Obama and Biden.

I loved the guy refusing to shake Zero’s hand.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"He's a real person. His whole family -- everybody can relate to him," said Jan Bilsten, 57, a Democrat from Cedar Falls.

"I like to drink beer. Everybody likes to relax with a glass of wine or drink a beer," she said.

That, in a nutshell, is what's wrong with the country -- half the electorate is completely and totally braindead and on government life support.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 5:39:12 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SoFloFreeper

A friend of mine works for a newspaper in So CAL. He told me that advertising revenues are down, a lot. What they are selling are at discounted prices.

Some people blame the Internet, but they say people are still buying the paper.

If that doesn’t change the politics of the editorial page, nothing will.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 5:39:44 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"He's a real person. His whole family -- everybody can relate to him," said Jan Bilsten, 57, a Democrat from Cedar Falls

A question for Ms. Bilsten - how many state fairs has Obama been to when he wasn't campaigning...you know...like real persons do?

22 posted on 08/17/2012 5:40:04 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SoFloFreeper
"He's a real person. His whole family -- everybody can relate to him," said Jan Bilsten, 57, a Democrat from Cedar Falls.
"I like to drink beer. Everybody likes to relax with a glass of wine or drink a beer," she said.

And this is actually how a major part of his supporters decide who to vote for.

Amazing and terrifying.

At least I'm voting for Obama 'cause I heard he's friends with Jay Z.

23 posted on 08/17/2012 5:41:37 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Ann Archy

Iowegians are saying, “Fool me once...”


24 posted on 08/17/2012 5:58:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of the first men whose hand Obama tried to shake at the fair told him “No, thank you,” and turned away, scowling as the president made his way down the street.
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OH YEAH!!! You go dude!! Screw this “respect him because he is the President bulls**t!” I have about as much respect for him as I do Charles Manson. I would NOT shake his hand anymore than I would have shaken Hitler’s hand as he marched through and invaded Poland.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 6:06:02 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Northern Yankee; All

Ryan’s drawing 6,000 to his Rallies and Prez dude is drawing 600 to his. ROFLMAO!


26 posted on 08/17/2012 6:08:06 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Iowa is showing for Romney right now, even on this liberal site: http://electoral-vote.com/

I think it is going to get worse and worse for obama and as the press abandons him (don’t want to support the loser) he will go into freefall.

I think that is when he will melt down with the result that he will not finish his term.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 6:10:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

—Obama is going to lose Iowa!!!—

He already is. http://electoral-vote.com/


28 posted on 08/17/2012 6:11:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MuttTheHoople; All
I said this on another thread, but it bears repeating:

I'm convinced that the only way Romney/Ryan will lose on Nov. 6, 2012, is if Obama and his Chicago thugs find a way to steal this Election. I put nothing past them. But, Romney, Ryan, the GOP and the RNC know this; so, hopefully they are prepared for whatever might happen and can deflect it. Like I say, I put nothing past them and it has me somewhat worried. Just gotta believe our team is on top it.
29 posted on 08/17/2012 6:15:37 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“He’s a real person. His whole family — everybody can relate to him,” said Jan Bilsten, 57, a Democrat from Cedar Falls. “I like to drink beer. Everybody likes to relax with a glass of wine or drink a beer,” she said.”

“That, in a nutshell, is what’s wrong with the country — half the electorate is completely and totally braindead and on government life support.”

Yep, that’s the intelligence level of the typical Obummer supporter: “he likes to drink a beer, I like to drink a beer. That’s why I’m supporting him.”

With idiots like her on the loose, and the “Obama gone pay my rent” crowd, you have to factor in an irreducible number of cretins who will vote Dim by default.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 6:15:37 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: poobear

I set myself in agreement with your prayer in Jesus’ Name.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 6:16:47 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When your fiscal policies are akin to a drunken sailor, it’s best not to use beer as a prop.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 6:19:28 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: All

My dream is to see Obama defeated.....and then, Obama, Holder, Pelosi and Reid will be prosecuted for any and all crimes/fraud against the USA and it’s people.


33 posted on 08/17/2012 6:19:32 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: SueRae
And what a long dark night it has been.

CODE WORD ALERT!
CODE WORD ALERT!

/s

34 posted on 08/17/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Amen Brother!


35 posted on 08/17/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: mouse1
My dream is to see Obama defeated.

Those three months (Nov-Jan), when he's a one term lame ducker, will be so satisfying. Seeing him slumber around, realizing he's one of the biggest failures in presidential history will be so sweet.
36 posted on 08/17/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: SueRae
I LOVE the author of the article's wry sense of humor: "In Marshalltown, roughly 555 people showed up to hear him speak. In Oskaloosa, there were 852."

"Roughly indeed--like saying a bill was "roughly" $17.27!

This "just the facts" approach to reporting makes me smile, because it very subtly reveals how much the "bloom has come off the rose" for Obama.

37 posted on 08/17/2012 7:39:40 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at The University of Iowa ... Koester is the student of Jan Bilsten and Steve Koester

Steve Koester and his wife Jan Bilsten of Cedar Falls

38 posted on 08/17/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: norwaypinesavage
During Obama's "beer summit" with Sgt. Crowley at the White House, the only person who drank a real beer was Sgt. Crowley. (He had a Blue Moon. The others had non-alcoholic beer.)

Of course it was smart not to let Joe Biden drink something alcoholic--he might have blurted out something stupid.

39 posted on 08/17/2012 7:56:58 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ping


40 posted on 08/17/2012 8:03:58 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: wayoverontheright

Let them keep on believing their bs manufactured polls that oversample Ds +9 when election day comes the American people will know whos ass to kick!


41 posted on 08/17/2012 8:11:42 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Absolutely.

Obama's biggest deficit is now he's running on his own record, and it ain't pretty.

42 posted on 08/17/2012 9:31:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just gotta love the wistful tone of this article, like Obama is already gone.


43 posted on 08/17/2012 10:30:52 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: wayoverontheright

“Indifference? “

I had to laugh at that too. I believe the correct word is “hostility”. Which by the way, would have been my reaction under those same circumstances as well.


44 posted on 08/17/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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