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Obama will try to upstage GOP convention with campaign stops
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August. 18, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/18/2012 3:30:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama regards the week of the Republican convention as “precious time” to campaign, his spokeswoman told reporters to explain why he will not “lay low” that week, as is customary for incumbent presidents.

“We know that this is a close election and we need to compete for every vote that we can compete for,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Air Force One today. “And that’s one of the reasons the President will be spending some time on the campaign trail the week of the Republican convention.”

Psaki was responding to a reporter who had noted that “Traditionally, Presidents kind of stay low during the opposition’s conventions” and asked, “Is he trying to steal some thunder next week with his own campaign trips?”

She denied that his anticipated campaigning is an attempt to steal Romney’s thunder. “We know that there will certainly be a lot of attention paid to the Republican convention just like there will be to the Democratic convention the week we have it,” Psaki said. “But we’re not going to give up any precious time or precious time with voters when we have it.”

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KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; bho2012; dncstrategy
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1 posted on 08/18/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical of this no class fascist wanna be.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 3:33:53 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This “president” has no class.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 3:34:05 PM PDT by map
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love the smell of desperation in the morning. It smells like...victory!


4 posted on 08/18/2012 3:35:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are in a panic. He’s in New Hampshire today. He won that state by 10 in 2008. Their internal polls are bad. I look for them to get worse. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Obama in New Jersey and Connecticut soon.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No class thug. What do you expect?


6 posted on 08/18/2012 3:39:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He might have a hard time doing that playing to half empty venues.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 3:40:28 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, it’s not like he has anything better to do.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 3:40:35 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
Well, it’s not like he has anything better to do.

I'd as soon he were out there telling lies than in the office writing more executive orders.

9 posted on 08/18/2012 3:44:54 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No, Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: map

Sure he has class——Low Class.

Nothing is too low for this clown. Except Romney’s taxes, LMAO


10 posted on 08/18/2012 3:49:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: grobdriver

Moveon.org is flying a banner plane over Paul Ryans speeches. Yes. They are desperate. The one at The Villages said “Paul Ryan Hands off My Medicare.” I think the seniors got it figured out who screwed them over with Obamacare. At least my Democrat neighbors know. They are never voting Democrat again. Nobody can screw Obama over like he has done to himself and his party the past 4 years. NOBODY.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 3:52:12 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Slings and Arrows
I love the smell of desperation in the morning. It smells like...victory!

I think you nailed it.  Good one...

I'm still getting the emails that say, "Donate $3.00 dollars, and we'll put your name in the pool for a convention pass with all expenses paid, and a one on one with the Pres__nt Resident.

You can't help but laugh.  Desperation indeed...














Come on Freepers, if you haven't already, pencil yourself in.  Lets get this FReepathon over with.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 3:58:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a plain act of desperation. The Ryan pick was a stroke of genius and the polls and swing voters are starting to move against Obama. It’s a beautiful thing.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by Carismar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I cant see classless Willard bothering to “lay low” during the Democrat convention...

I bet Willard will be all over the Alphabet media...

trying to steal thunder from Obamas party in Charlotte...

So what difference does this make ???

poor news day ???


14 posted on 08/18/2012 3:59:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: grobdriver

“I’d as soon he were out there telling lies than in the office writing more executive orders.”

***

Good point.

The lies are really becoming absurd too. I think the more he talks, the more he alienates all but the true believers and the terminally stupid.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 3:59:05 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Many of my stepdad's friends who voted for Obama in 2008 aren't coming anywhere close to voting for him in 2012. Everyone knows that Obamacare is a gigantic financial fiasco in the making, and they all know that both Social Security and Medicare needs to be overhauled because of the coming huge financial strain from the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement over the next 25 years.
16 posted on 08/18/2012 4:00:12 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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democrat just have no class nor character, nor respect for the office they hold or have held.

this is typical Obama’s Michelle will more than likely have to make NEWS also, maybe she can jump rope or roll a hula hoop in the driveway of the White House.

what tasteless characters of thugs they are.

17 posted on 08/18/2012 4:01:31 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, what will the GOP be doing during the Dems’ convention?


18 posted on 08/18/2012 4:01:59 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: barmag25

Class? You guys are right on.

What person with any class tells some people what they can or can’t sell and others what they can or can’t eat?

We’ve got the Jed Clampet of Chicago and his lovely wife, plowing under main street U. S. A., telling us it good for us.

These two are history...


19 posted on 08/18/2012 4:03:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How can so many people be so stupid....that we wound up with this peice of cr**.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 4:04:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: map

“This “president” has no class.”

Actually, I hope Ryan returns the “favor”.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 4:05:36 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mkmensinger
"He might have a hard time doing that playing to half empty venues."

He might have a hard time doing that playing to PLANNED half empty venues.

Sorry but I had to fix that.

22 posted on 08/18/2012 4:06:21 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Not getting COLA for two years really hurt a lot of seniors....


23 posted on 08/18/2012 4:07:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Chicago way for classless thugs...


24 posted on 08/18/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wake up on the wrong side of the straightjacket this morning?


25 posted on 08/18/2012 4:09:21 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Tennessee Nana
I bet Willard will be all over the Alphabet media... trying to steal thunder from Obamas party in Charlotte... So what difference does this make ???

Because one is the incumbent president. While the other is the challenger. The tradition is for the sitting president to give the challenger his/her time in the sun... and lay low.
26 posted on 08/18/2012 4:10:08 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thank you. I’d never predict an election this far out, but momentum seems to be on Romney’s side...and it appears that Barry agrees with me.


27 posted on 08/18/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
"Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian"

Geeez...got your panties in twist, do ya?!@?

28 posted on 08/18/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Maybe you would prefer this:

http://www.meforum.org/3300/obama-administration-persecuted-christians


29 posted on 08/18/2012 4:14:24 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama will try to upstage GOP convention with campaign stops

"Yes, we can! Lemme hear you out there!"

"Dude, like, where's the free nachos they promised?"


30 posted on 08/18/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Tennessee Nana

If I didn’t know any better I’d say you have advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage.


31 posted on 08/18/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: nhwingut

Ah well yes that does make a difference...

But theres nothing nothing usual about this election...

It would be traditional for Gov Sarah Palin as a leader in the GOP and the past VP canidate to speak in a leading role

but shes not...

I think both current would be candidates are lacking in virtue, grace and manners, and decency, American values, and patriotism..

and I would like to call for a do over...

But I dont get to arrange the programs...


32 posted on 08/18/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: freeangel

Me too. I think Romney should do the same. He should fight for every vote. October is not that long from now, and obama is a dirty campaigner.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT by virgil
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To: AdamBomb

Is that what your doctor diagnosed for you ???

Sounds catchy...

please dont cough on the keyboard...


34 posted on 08/18/2012 4:21:33 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

As for upstaging the RNC - rots o’ ruck.

Nobody’s going to be watching him, but then, nobody will be seeing the half-empty venues wherever he appears, either.

So for him, psychologically, it will be a wash. He can polish up his stump speech before modestly friendly audiences, try to regain a little stage presence, and get in the practice for all the moves he will be making shortly.

But nothing new or startling will be revealed in this period either, or if it is, it will be completely below any notice by the larger public. And be unrecorded, for the most part.

Dress rehearsal for election night.


35 posted on 08/18/2012 4:22:49 PM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: virgil

obama is a dirty campaigner.
_______________________________________

Dont worry

Willard taught Obama everything he knows...

Did you see how Willard anihilated the Conservatives this past Spring ???

When it comes to Obama He wont be as nasty to a fellow Harvard classmate and liberal...

But Im sure he will hit Obama with his purse a time or 2..

and now he has a man working for him...

Im sure Paul Ryan will keep Obama from hurting Wee Willies fragile ego..


36 posted on 08/18/2012 4:26:30 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What needs to happen is Romney needs to rent a different NFL stadium every day of the DemocRat convention, heavily advertise he will be speaking each evening at “Prime Time” while Paul Ryan will be speaking each afternoon. And immediately after each of his speeches, a prominent conservative voice will end the daily festivities. This would eliminate Hatch, McCain, McConnell, et al. More like Rubio, Christie, Walker, Perry, Paling or others. Wonder who would have the largest crowd? On the night of the acceptance speech by his imperial majesty Comrade El Presidente Caliph Sheik Obama the First, put his image on a Jumbotron and have everyone just laugh out loud and point at the boob on the boob tube.
Now Barry, match that you sack of excrement.
37 posted on 08/18/2012 4:29:27 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: alloysteel
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38 posted on 08/18/2012 4:29:27 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: dinoparty; Tennessee Nana

You Romney fans are the crazy ones. I can’t believe how much you liberals love your candidate. Sad.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 4:38:44 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama can campaign during the RNC but will anybody be watching?

It is probably a false notion that presidential candidates sit on the sidelines during their opponents conventions because they are being gentlemen, giving their opponents their day in the sun, knowing that they will be reciprocated in kind during their convention.

It's more because the conventions tend to dominate the news cycle during the week they are going on so it would be futile for the opposing candidate to gain any traction or media coverage during that period anyway. So they give themselves and their campaign staff a much-needed vacation so they can re-charge their batteries for the general election battle that lies ahead.

If Obama continues campaigning during the RNC, he's just being stupid (as usual) and burning out his campaign staff for no good reason.

40 posted on 08/18/2012 4:42:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds good...he shows himself to be a selfish asshat, and gives Romney ample excuse to campaign heavily during his coronation.


41 posted on 08/18/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: COBOL2Java

Yup! You nailed it!

He is getting all of ten at each of his rallies.


42 posted on 08/18/2012 4:44:20 PM PDT by crz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Doesn’t matter. He has lost at least 20% of the people who voted for him in 2008. He can only make more of an Ass of his-Socialist self to another 5 or 10% who thought he was sincere.

There is no upside to this commie opening his mouth to Americans who care.

The “ignorant beggar” class is already in his pocket and the only way he has a chance is if that class suddenly grows by 20%.


43 posted on 08/18/2012 4:45:05 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: thecodont; AT7Saluki; Liz
So, what will the GOP be doing during the Dems’ convention?

Romney could have a rally at Lowes Motor Speedway. The RATS aren't using it.

44 posted on 08/18/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: napscoordinator
You Romney fans are the crazy ones.

Who will you be voting for? Ron Paul?

45 posted on 08/18/2012 4:49:56 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: liberty or death
The “ignorant beggar” class is already in his pocket and the only way he has a chance is if that class suddenly grows by 20%.

He's working on it...

46 posted on 08/18/2012 4:50:20 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So? Do the same back to him, his week.

Fair is fair.

:)


47 posted on 08/18/2012 4:51:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

On any given anti-Obama thread, his main cheerleader here in FR is bound to show up, aren’t you?


48 posted on 08/18/2012 4:52:17 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama steal Romney-Ryan's thunder???

He wouldn't know how to steal a dried-out cube of cheddar cheese off an empty Publix sample tray at closing time.

He only knows how to steal our money.

Leni

49 posted on 08/18/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: grobdriver

“I’d as soon he were out there telling lies than in the office writing more executive orders.”

Agree! He has no qualms about signing EO’s to do what he’s otherwise not able to accomplish.

Which is why I don’t understand those who are saying that a Republican Senate and Congress will keep him in check if he wins another 4 years.

No they won’t!

“The won” will not be shackled.


50 posted on 08/18/2012 4:56:16 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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