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Iowans Send Message to Obama
Yahoo News ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | Devin Dwyer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: elections; obamasux; siouxcity

Hit the road Barack!


1 posted on 09/01/2012 6:12:53 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I wonder if 0bama thought he was in Iwoa?


2 posted on 09/01/2012 6:14:50 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: mandaladon

3 posted on 09/01/2012 6:16:13 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: mandaladon

LOL!

4 posted on 09/01/2012 6:17:20 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: mandaladon
"Because it was you, Iowa, who kept us going when the pundits were writing us off. It was in your living rooms and backyards and VFW halls and diners where our movement for change began," he said. "And it will be you, Iowa, who choose the path we take from here."
5 posted on 09/01/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

HA!


6 posted on 09/01/2012 6:18:26 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: tapatio
Does Larry Sinclair work there?

(I sense that code words are being used.)

7 posted on 09/01/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/the_last_line_of_defense_property.html
Someone needs to explain this fundamental concept of private property rights to those who are still covering up for Obama.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: mandaladon
Terrific! Here's another nice sign from New Berlin WI, just an hour or so east of Paul Ryans hometown:


9 posted on 09/01/2012 6:26:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: mandaladon; ntnychik; All

Lol, I hope the sign was smack gob in his face when he deplaned!

There’s a sign in my town being talked about.........

http://www.kens5.com/news/Secret-Service-looks-into-So-Texas-Pray-for-Obama-sign—168045356.html


10 posted on 09/01/2012 6:27:27 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

That is AWESOME... gotta love the subtle insults of the South.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 6:31:55 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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To: mandaladon

Don’t come around here trying to sell crazy...we’re all stocked up.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 6:34:32 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mandaladon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxGGckAc1rs
Play it loud everywhere he goes.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 6:36:05 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: potlatch

One sign will inspire many others. 0 will see how smart and creative Americans are. We’ve been unleashed.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 6:37:12 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

We have been unshackled!!!


15 posted on 09/01/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: bigbob

Perfect!! Says it all - taxpayers are doing it all and the gov’t couldn’t do a thing WITHOUT the taxpayers $$$.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 6:39:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: bigbob

It’s great to see companies stand up to Obama. He is in deep trouble.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Cruising For Freedom

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.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: tapatio

LOL!! Way to go IOWA!!


19 posted on 09/01/2012 6:41:07 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: potlatch

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.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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To: mandaladon

The least noticed but perhaps most telling aspect of the campaign is that, in the past five weeks, Obama has spent more than ten days visiting Iowa.

His focus on Iowa is remarkable.

He clearly needs it but worries he will lose it.

That he needs it indicates the upper Midwest has swung strongly back to American values and, thereby, Romney.

The pundits are silent on this Iowa focus, but it is important.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 6:54:59 PM PDT by dodger
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To: dodger

Good point!


22 posted on 09/01/2012 6:59:44 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: dodger

I love how the banner folk downsized the welcome to and has it OBAMA SUX!


23 posted on 09/01/2012 6:59:46 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: mandaladon

lol...did the article forget to tell us that the “welcome to” was so tiny compared to the “Obama Sux”? It was great!


24 posted on 09/01/2012 7:01:36 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: mandaladon
...when he was trying to explain that government - not businesses - constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies...

Can't you just feel the lib writer seething behind these words?

25 posted on 09/01/2012 7:04:46 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Cruising For Freedom

You’re right, it’s already got more recognition than he ever dreamed of, so it served its purpose. I have it saved for posting.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: mandaladon

Obama promptly called in an air strike and the offending hangar was leveled.
The the SS dragged the owners to the terminal where they were summarily excuted with a pistol shot to the head as horrified passengers looked on.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I think Obozo deserves another term: 20 to life in Leavenworth sounds about right!)
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To: mandaladon
" Republicans have used the four words to attack Obama as out of touch with the realities of owning and operating a small business."

That is a lie!! Republican rightly have identified Øbozo's remark as an expression of his Marxist belief that it is government, not individual effort that powers progress.

28 posted on 09/01/2012 7:29:59 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: matt04

From your mouth to God’s ears that he is in trouble. But I really think that he is. I was out knocking on doors today for the campaign in deep blue territory. There were tons of folks who would not open doors to us. But there were also folks who were offering us bottled water and about a 50/50 response for our side including some new volunteers. Given the area we were in, I was so inspired by the response.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by lovesdogs (Nevermind what I post...I have clothespins handy and will vote for Mitt.)
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To: mandaladon

How does a banner specifically aimed at Obama serve as a reminder that it’s a tight race? The writer combines several assumptions and makes conclusions despite a lack of supporting evidence. In fact, the lead sentence contradicts the rest of the paragraph.

I know it’s standard media procedure but the horse race cliche is exactly that especially when the evidence is mounting that Obama is clinging to any sort of chance only through the power of incumbency, racial guilt, and far too many dupes who still think D = party of FDR and Truman. It has to keep them up at night to think that they can’t even assemble hand-picked crowds this time.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 7:41:29 PM PDT by relictele
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To: TXnMA

Once again the corrupt MSM becomes an apologist for Obama.

First, the writer deliberately misrepresents what Obama actually said, and what he said beyond those four words was even worse and more insulting.

Second, anytime Republicans have the goods on Liberals, the corrupt MSM always portrays Republicans of “using” it for crass political purposes. Conversely, Democrats are never characterized as doing anything - even when they clearly are - for partisan gain.

Just more or the corrupt MSM’s ongoing partisan tactics and abject dishonestly.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 7:50:12 PM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: mandaladon

The big question is why Kenyan is blowing his whole wad for less than 10 electoral votes.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 7:57:39 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: mandaladon

There were an incredible 5,571 comments on that yahoo/ABC article at the time I made this post and they were OVERWHELMINGLY against Obama! It really does seem like a shift of sentiment is underway. A really BIG shift!


33 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:29 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: dodger

Just for the official record, not trying to make a personal comparison.... , but this Iowa fetish at the expense of many other States, is reminicent of Hilter’s nuttiness in micro managing the battlefields inspite of his generals better judgemnent.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 9:25:45 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: mandaladon

Obama SUX! Yeah baby. I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of this in the next two months.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 9:31:21 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: mandaladon
You know, it could be fun to give Obama a welcome at every airport in the nation. It's not like we don't have the people to do it.

SFO, LAX, etc., and a little imagination..

36 posted on 09/01/2012 10:01:57 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: mandaladon
"And it will be you, Iowa, who choose the path we take from here."

Back to Chicago Hawaii?

37 posted on 09/02/2012 12:21:17 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: mandaladon

Heh. Love it.


38 posted on 09/02/2012 4:35:53 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Dick Bachert; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; cyphergirl; ...

AVIATION PING


39 posted on 09/02/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mandaladon
...government - not businesses - constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies.

Yeah, yeah, yeah ... if the government hadn't built roads, Henry Ford wouldn't have built the Model 'T', and if the government hadn't produced air, the Wright brothers wouldn't have built their airplane.

40 posted on 09/02/2012 9:32:18 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: al baby; potlatch

Yeah, let’s play the Unchained melody!


41 posted on 09/02/2012 9:32:54 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Libloather

Great job thanks for the laugh.


42 posted on 09/02/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: ntnychik; al baby

Missed this yesterday nit!

Nit; “We’ve been unleashed”

Al; “We have been unshackled!!!”

Pray we’ll soon be FREED from Obama!


43 posted on 09/02/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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