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Tampa is ‘pretty entertaining show,’ says dismissive Obama on the stump
The Hill ^

Posted on 08/28/2012 4:49:39 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Tampa is ‘pretty entertaining show,’ says dismissive Obama on the stump By Amie Parnes - 08/28/12 03:40 PM ET

President Obama on Tuesday dismissed the GOP convention as “a pretty entertaining show” during a campaign appearance in Iowa in which he lambasted Mitt Romney.

Obama said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and other Republicans won't provide “a path forward” for the country.

“It should be a pretty entertaining show,” Obama told a crowd at Iowa State University. “And I'm sure they'll have some wonderful things to say about me. But what you won't hear from them is a path forward that meets the challenges of our time.”

After a one-day weather delay, Republican speakers hit the stage in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon and immediately began hammering Obama. Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Sharon Day said Republicans “need to defeat a president whose actions threaten our liberty.”

Obama’s appearance in Iowa was intended to offer some counter-programming, and the president tailored his message for young voters.

During the speech, which lasted just over 25 minutes, Obama went full-throttle on his opponent, telling the students that Romney has written off young people as a "lost generation" and doesn't have their best interests in mind. He also lambasted the GOP standard-bearer for threatening to repeal his healthcare reform plan upon taking office.

"Maybe we should call his plan 'Romney doesn't care,' because I do care," Obama said, trying to come up with a new catchphrase to counter "ObamaCare," a derisive term coined by Republicans for the Affordable Care Act.

The president said the election in November offers Americans "the chance to prove the cynics wrong" and warned of an "avalanche of attack ads and insults and distractions."

And sometimes, he added of the other side, "they will fib."

While the GOP convention takes place this week, Obama will head to swing states Colorado and Virginia, where he plans to target the youth vote.

It remained unclear on Tuesday if Obama would catch any part of the GOP convention. An Obama campaign aide told reporters that she would have to check.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney
BO, it's really cold in Chicago in January, so I'd buy a new heater......Plus shovel your own snow.
1 posted on 08/28/2012 4:49:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Look’s who’s talking, look for Charlotte to be even more entertaining. SARC.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 4:52:01 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Hey biggirl.....Did you see Mary Katherine Hamm last night on O’Reilly she said the DNC convention will be “socialist pallooza”. I like that line.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

No I did not, but would not be surprised.

I would not be surprised that the Dems who do go down there will be “welcomed” by rallies of tea partiers from the welcoming committee.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

That is also a funny line.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It hasn’t even really started yet to see anything entertaining. Obama is such a knob.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 5:01:27 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Sub-Driver
The president .... warned of an "avalanche of attack ads and insults

Thanks, Barry, but we already knew what you were up to...

7 posted on 08/28/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by mikrofon (Obama as PAC-man)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'll be thrilled for Osama next January because during the Inauguration he'll know that he has 40 years of golf to look forward to...all on the taxpayers’ dime.
8 posted on 08/28/2012 5:02:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: Sub-Driver

How I detest that man.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 5:03:36 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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Obozamma is not going back to Chicago. They’ll sell the property at a huge profit and move to...???


10 posted on 08/28/2012 5:05:04 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Kommie Kenyan Piggy is an ***hole. Not really “entertaining” but he’s still an ***hole.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 5:11:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Perdogg; cripplecreek

The a-holes running the G(arbage)rand (w)R(apper)apids Press splashed a cover story about how the conventions are really just infomercials, and do we *really* need them anymore? Odd timing, eh? Zero built a replica of a Greek temple four years ago, and everything about him and everything issued by his teleprompter has been slippery, false, or fake. He’s gone back on everything he campaigned for — including Obamacare, which isn’t what he said it would be — and yet there hasn’t been a steady stream of op-eds about it. Partisan media shills ping.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does it snow in the Hamptons?

That’s apparently their chosen retirement home.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 5:16:14 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Perdogg; cripplecreek

thanks Sub-Driver.

Watch GOP’s video tribute to former President Gerald Ford (video)
Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 8:50 AM
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:04 AM
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/08/watch_gops_video_tribute_to_fo.html


14 posted on 08/28/2012 5:16:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GRRRRR
They’ll sell the property at a huge profit and move to...???

Middle East, so he can regularly visit Mecca, and be in the company of his Muslim allies.
15 posted on 08/28/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is dreaming of his entrance into the Charlotte arena for the Democratic Convention in his chariot drawn by arabian horses while wearing his white ermine robe as he waves his gold scepter encrusted with rubies, emeralds and diamonds while being serenaded by choirs of celebrities, like Sheryl Crowe, Barbara Streisand, Beyonce, and the Black Eyed Peas while gigantic ticker tapes of $100 bills comes pouring down from the rafters.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 5:27:37 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why pretend BO is a 'nice guy', just inept?

He's an A**hole with a capital A marxist from the Chicago democrat party machine. Why can't we tell the truth?

17 posted on 08/28/2012 5:29:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Good News so far. I have not heard one speaker at the convention call BO a nice guy. I am hoping that spin was a trial balloon that got shot down.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 5:37:16 PM PDT by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How did they find him with all the golfing he’s been doing?


19 posted on 08/28/2012 5:45:13 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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Arrogant clown.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: skeeter

Because it pisses off the “Independent” vote. The reason O is 15-20 points behind with Independent voters is because he has engaged in that sort of personal attack politics.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 5:46:45 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: MNJohnnie
I don't buy that for a minute. Negative campaigning against the opponent works like a charm, when combined with a positive one about yourself. Its what the democrats have done to the GOP for years, its how Obama got to be president.

In this case, its the truth, and I think people can handle the truth.

BO's low approvals are because of 15% real unemployment and 1-2% growth in GDP.

22 posted on 08/28/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I’m just praying that Anne Romney says that she is proud of her country in her speech tonight.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 5:59:42 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: GRRRRR
They’ll sell the property at a huge profit and move to...??? ........Hell!!!
24 posted on 08/28/2012 6:09:00 PM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: comebacknewt

So do I. I have never hated a president before. Clinton was way too left for me but I didn’t hate him and still don’t. I am appalled at some things (okay, many things) he did but still don’t feel the visceral hate for him that I do for Obama. Carter was a disaster and has become a disgrace but I don’t hate him.

I really, really, really hate Obama with every fiber of my being.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 6:17:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

“a path”
*******
He really is an amateur and a bench warmer!

No, Romney-Ryan are offering “SOLUTIONS” not a “path forward” into MORE weeds and freeloaders!


26 posted on 08/28/2012 6:19:14 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Biggirl

“But what you won’t hear from them is a path forward that meets the challenges of our time.”

HE is the “challenges of our time”.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love. I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Harley

More likely, he’ll come riding in on the colt of an ass, as befits a true false messiah.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love. I got a muscle of love.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I know what you mean...Obama makes the Clinton years look like a picnic...I did not like Clinton, at all - believe me....BUT, I do believe he loved his country, unlike the current occupant of the WH. Obama makes me absolutely sick to my stomach...I, too, have never felt this way about any President.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 6:23:49 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: Sub-Driver

“where he plans to target the youth vote.”

what is he going to tell the youth?

that he plans to leave them and their grandchildren a debt that will cripple their lives, and they won’t be able to repay?

blessings, bobo


30 posted on 08/28/2012 8:06:08 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is as likeable as a battery-acid enema.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 8:11:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama go back to whatever third-world muslim craphole you are from and stop stinking up the USA.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 8:20:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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