Skip to comments.Tampa is ‘pretty entertaining show,’ says dismissive Obama on the stump
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.
Obamas 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.
Look’s who’s talking, look for Charlotte to be even more entertaining. SARC.
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.
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.
That is also a funny line.
It hasn’t even really started yet to see anything entertaining. Obama is such a knob.
Thanks, Barry, but we already knew what you were up to...
How I detest that man.
Obozamma is not going back to Chicago. They’ll sell the property at a huge profit and move to...???
The Kommie Kenyan Piggy is an ***hole. Not really “entertaining” but he’s still an ***hole.
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.
Does it snow in the Hamptons?
That’s apparently their chosen retirement home.
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Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 8:50 AM
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:04 AM
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.
He's an A**hole with a capital A marxist from the Chicago democrat party machine. Why can't we tell the truth?
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.
How did they find him with all the golfing he’s been doing?
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.
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.
I’m just praying that Anne Romney says that she is proud of her country in her speech tonight.
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.
He really is an amateur and a bench warmer!
No, Romney-Ryan are offering “SOLUTIONS” not a “path forward” into MORE weeds and freeloaders!
“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”.
More likely, he’ll come riding in on the colt of an ass, as befits a true false messiah.
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.
“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?
Obama is as likeable as a battery-acid enema.
Obama go back to whatever third-world muslim craphole you are from and stop stinking up the USA.
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