Skip to comments.Iowans Send Message to Obama
Posted on 09/01/2012 6:12:51 PM PDT by mandaladon
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.
Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, "Obama Welcome to SUX - We Did Build This." "SUX" is the airport code for Sioux City.
The message appeared to be a response President Obama's "you didn't build that" remark from a July campaign rally, when he was trying to explain that government - not businesses - constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies. Republicans have used the four words to attack Obama as out of touch with the realities of owning and operating a small business.
The banner is a reminder that this part of the state remains hotly contested turf for both Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney, just as the campaign enters the home stretch.
Sioux City, which sits on the border with Nebraska in the northwest corner of the state, is territory Obama lost in 2008 to Sen. John McCain, even though he won the state overall. Obama won 49 percent of the vote here to McCain's 50 percent, a difference of just 500 votes.
Obama also won the Iowa caucuses, an early confirmation that his message was resonating with Democrats.
Polls show Iowa, which Obama won handily four years ago carrying 54 percent of the vote, is up for grabs in November. Obama and Romney have been locked in a dead heat since early this year.
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I wonder if 0bama thought he was in Iwoa?
(I sense that code words are being used.)
Someone needs to explain this fundamental concept of private property rights to those who are still covering up for Obama.
Lol, I hope the sign was smack gob in his face when he deplaned!
There’s a sign in my town being talked about.........
That is AWESOME... gotta love the subtle insults of the South.
Don’t come around here trying to sell crazy...we’re all stocked up.
Play it loud everywhere he goes.
One sign will inspire many others. 0 will see how smart and creative Americans are. We’ve been unleashed.
We have been unshackled!!!
Perfect!! Says it all - taxpayers are doing it all and the gov’t couldn’t do a thing WITHOUT the taxpayers $$$.
It’s great to see companies stand up to Obama. He is in deep trouble.
They’re already fighting it and I believe he’s going to meekly give in and change it - and that makes me mad. Lying liberals just have to make it more than he intended. It did make the big news though.
LOL!! Way to go IOWA!!
No big deal. The awesome picture is out nationally for all posterity.
I’d just take off the second part and feign ignorance on why the words “welcome to” in the first part are microscopic.
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