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Obama to travel to four states after SOTU (show)
The Hill ^ | 1/25/14 | Justin Sink

Posted on 01/26/2014 4:04:26 AM PST by Libloather

President Obama will travel to four states in the week following the State of the Union to drum up support for proposals he will outline in his annual address, according to the White House.

“With some action on all our parts, we can help more jobseekers find work, and more working Americans find the economic security they deserve,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said in an email to supporters Saturday.

“That's why, in the week following the speech, President Obama will travel to communities across the country — including Prince George’s County Maryland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Nashville, before returning to the White House to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed.”

The president traditionally undertakes a whistlestop tour following his address, seeking to build momentum for his policy agenda. Last year, he visited Asheville, N.C., Atlanta, and Chicago after the speech. Obama will also participate in a national “Google+ Hangout” three days after his address Tuesday night to Congress, according to an item on the technology company’s blog billing the event as the first-ever virtual presidential road trip.

“He’ll hop into Google+ Hangouts with people from across the United States to answer their questions and hear their thoughts about the topics he addressed in his speech,” the blog post says.

Users can post 60-second video questions for Obama on YouTube or Google+ using the hashtag #AskObama2014.

While Pfeiffer revealed where the president would be traveling after the address, he offered few new clues to what the substance of his speech would be.

The White House spokesman said that Obama would organize the address around the themes of “opportunity, action, and optimism.” He added that the president plans to “lay out a set of real, concrete, practical proposals to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and empower all who hope to join it.”

“The core idea is as American as they come: If you work hard and play by the rules, you should have the opportunity to succeed,” Pfeiffer writes. “Your ability to get ahead should be based on your hard work and ambition and who you want to be, not just the raw circumstance of who you are when you're born.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamasotu; obamasotutour; sotu; states; travel
One comment @ The Hill -

Obama is finally getting very close to meeting his stated goal of visiting all 57 states. And he has nearly learned the Austrian language, is still visiting children in hospitals where their asthma is treated with breathalyzers, is still shaking the hands of Navy corpsemen, is visiting Hawaii in Asia again real soon... and you can keep your doctor and your insurance if you like them, too!

1 posted on 01/26/2014 4:04:26 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

He ought to be met with crowds of angry citizens who have lost their health care coverage, but of course, the Secret Service won’t allow them within camera range of the king. Can’t have ordinary citizens express their disgust as to how poorly he is doing his job.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 4:08:11 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

The US Congress may be the most hated in the entire history
of the USA. If they clap ONCE instead of walking out on
Obama, then their support will fall from 6% to 1% which is
the number of Congressmen and al Qaeda (Congress’ chosen
“constituents”) in the USA.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 4:10:35 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Libloather

here is my question:

obama you are such an abject failure, when do you plan to resign


4 posted on 01/26/2014 4:11:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

It’s great to know he’s staying the hell out of Texas! (I don’t think he would get a warm, fuzzy reception here, except maybe from the illegals.)


5 posted on 01/26/2014 4:18:56 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Libloather
Four states? Let me guess....Cambridge,Madison,Boulder and Berkeley.
6 posted on 01/26/2014 4:30:26 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Libloather

The four states that Obama is in right now are denial, depression, delusion, and disassociation.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 4:40:43 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: basil

The core idea is as American as they come: If you work hard and play by the rules, you should have the opportunity to succeed,” Pfeiffer writes. “Your ability to get ahead should be based on your hard work and ambition and who you want to be, not just the raw circumstance of who you are when you’re born.”
So everything he stands for is not who he is. Duck America another load of bullsh## is heading your way.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 4:49:10 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Libloather

Well, that ought to be a clue as to which states the Dems will be expending their $$ and energy for this year’s midterms.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 4:50:19 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Libloather

This will not be a State of the Union Speech.It will be a State of Disunion.The union of the states has died along with all of the Socialist poison the dear leader has spewed during the last 5 years.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 4:51:08 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Libloather

I hope cold outbreak this weeks sets new records. I’d love to see him become a frozen statue during one of his blatherings.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 5:06:24 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

Cue up the vortex !


12 posted on 01/26/2014 5:16:41 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Libloather

Lying during the SOTU isn’t good enough - he wants to take it on tour.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 5:23:24 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: Libloather
The core idea is as American as they come

Is that related to "core Al-Qaeda"?

14 posted on 01/26/2014 5:35:29 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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15 posted on 01/26/2014 5:40:22 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather

The only skill this guy has is campaigning.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 5:43:24 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace
The only skill this guy has is campaigning.

If that is a euphemism for lying, I agree.

17 posted on 01/26/2014 5:58:59 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Libloather

Obama’s career got a boost in 2004 by a speech at the DNC. He thinks he can speak his way out of trouble.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 6:03:39 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Libloather

I was talking to a neighbor and I think we came up with the perfect GOP rebuttal. Have a Frank Luntz type focus group on stage and have them give a show of hands if they lost insurance or had premiums skyrocket. Then ask them if the state of the union show gave them any hope for the middle class with the hype 0 bummer had spewed.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 6:10:01 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: txrefugee

Agreed. Somehow, I get the feeling he WANTS to be attacked in order to sic his stormtroopers on us.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 6:43:13 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: depressed in 06
The only skill this guy has is campaigning.

If that is a euphemism for lying, I agree.

You misspelled synonym.

21 posted on 01/26/2014 7:25:25 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Thorliveshere

Agreed. Somehow, I get the feeling he WANTS to be attacked in order to sic his stormtroopers on us.


He just hasn’t figured out to control the timing of the ‘event’.

It needs to be close enough to the 2016 election for the hysteria to allow the postponement of elections.

But not so far in advance that the people will overcome the event and regain stablity.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 7:29:39 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Libloather
President Obama will travel . . .

That's all he ever does.

23 posted on 01/26/2014 7:32:42 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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