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Obama Plans To Connect With Regular Folks on Minnesota Trip
US News & World Report ^ | June 25, 2014 | By Kenneth T. Walsh

Posted on 06/25/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

With his job approval rating at a low ebb and his policy agenda stymied in Congress, President Barack Obama is trying again to show a common touch and convince more Americans that he is still fighting for their interests.

The latest move in Obama's empathy campaign will come Thursday when he plans to meet with a mother identified by White House officials as "Rebekah" of Minneapolis. She wrote to the president to explain her day-to-day economic problems; he read the letter and decided to reach out to everyday people like her around the country.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dearleader; failure; obama; obamapr; obamaprtrip; regularfolk; workingfamilies
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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“””The latest move in Obama’s empathy campaign will come Thursday when he plans to meet with a mother identified by White House officials as “Rebekah” of Minneapolis. She wrote to the president to explain her day-to-day economic problems; he read the letter and decided to reach out to everyday people like her around the country”””

Ok, I will admit it. That made me puke.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 8:13:07 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

latest rumor is that Rebekah of Minneapolis ....plays golf


3 posted on 06/25/2014 8:13:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama , WOOT , Photo op time


4 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’ll be stopping by the maximum security prisons to visit his sons?


5 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rebekah probably works for a union leader or is related to the local Democrat ward chairman.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:24 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Regardless of what it wants, unless the regular folk are on welfare and/or black, the chances are really good that only union members will meet with him.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, barf me a dumpster load.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:44 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lucky us. We get him for two whole days...


9 posted on 06/25/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
All this campaigning is being funded by us the taxpayers, to wooo the riders in the wagon to get out and vote for their favorite RAT Santa Clause.

And which party can go up against that?

Washington is way beyond repair.
10 posted on 06/25/2014 8:15:22 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I despise being called “folks”. Instant turn off.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 8:17:37 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Suz in AZ

The Elite crosses the tracks! SMH!


12 posted on 06/25/2014 8:22:44 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is he going to Lake Wobegon?


13 posted on 06/25/2014 8:23:53 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So His Lowness is visiting the “Folks” again. I suppose he’ll tell her to put air in her tires, go to school to become an ATM, and grow some arugula for spare change.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 8:25:21 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Everything old is new again. I remember a picture of Jimmy Carter meeting with a “regular family” in their home when his popularity was tanking and the world was going to Hell.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Out working to get Franken re-elected and Keith Ellison Islamic connection.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: ncfool

Oh, but he is having a town hall meeting to interact with the “folks”. However, it is invitation only so you have to bring kneepads and a pre-approved question.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 8:30:44 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Everyone should carry and extra pair of shoes just so you can throw them at this POTUS
18 posted on 06/25/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone needs to take Barry for a snipe hunt.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 8:37:27 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why not pivot to jobs again (for the 19th time)?


20 posted on 06/25/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: molson209

obama Plans To Connect With Regular Folks on Minnesota Trip.... will he go fishing? Eat some cheese curds?
I dare him to go into North Minneapolis by himself.
(kinda like Detroit)


21 posted on 06/25/2014 8:39:06 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: fatnotlazy

Or a muslim.
Aren’t there a lot of Somalis in Minnesota?


22 posted on 06/25/2014 8:39:53 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: shelterguy

Is he going to go get a “huntin’ license?”


23 posted on 06/25/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Lucky us. We get him for two whole days...”

If he screws up my drive to/from work I’m gonna be pissed.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 8:43:12 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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I dont think thats halal food..... bekka's scarfin




25 posted on 06/25/2014 8:43:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: cld51860

I think he is only coming here because he wants to golf in all 57 states before his term as dictator expires.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 8:43:45 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Pollster1

Come on! It’s working! He’s created 9.4 jobs, doncha know?


27 posted on 06/25/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: fatnotlazy
Probably a fictitious name for a former SDS bomber...
28 posted on 06/25/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

Today’s my last day of the week. Where I’m at, he definitely would have impacted my commute.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 8:52:02 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ask him to spell ‘Minnesota’! That ought to be good for a laugh.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 8:56:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: shelterguy

Me, too.

This is just another excuse for Obama to take a vacation. It’s obvious that he and the Mrs. hate the White House and that they intend to milk the taxpayers for all the goodies they can get in the time they have left.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 9:19:04 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s surprising, and very heart-warming, that ‘the president who cares’ can find the time to talk to ‘the common folk’ when he’s so busy stealing everyone’s money and f*cking up our nation’s foreign policy - not to mention encouraging the Moslems to murder humanity and destroy the planet.

Obviously, the guy’s all heart.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 9:20:49 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Populism? Demagoguery? Channeling Huey Long?

The saps will eat it up.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I certainly would like to conncet with him.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT by tbpiper (B)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rebekah had better be a member at Interlachen.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
0bama’s “focus” is like the focus of the sun on an ant through a magnifying glass.
36 posted on 06/25/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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I wish he would connect himself to a soul.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 9:58:54 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We can laugh at this all we want, but this will work.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 10:17:43 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Regular folks? Let me guess: he’s going to a transgender support group meeting.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 10:21:22 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sure he will avoid connecting with Americans who live in Minnesoooooda!


40 posted on 06/25/2014 10:24:41 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

as if the road construction around here is not enough of a traffic issue already...


41 posted on 06/25/2014 10:30:34 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: minnesota_bound

I suggest Plymouth ave and Penn Ave N...

I remember when there was a McDonalds there I grew up on the south side of basset creek by Highway 12 (now 394)...

not any more..

Thing is, Zero is loved by the people that live in that area.. the thugs would likely protect him.


42 posted on 06/25/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: shelterguy

AN EMPATHY CAMPAIGN!!! WTF???

This is allegedly the most powerful man in the free world. The leader of the free world. And he’s on an empathy campaign??? WTF

No doubt he will have a parade of victims that are too stupid to realize their lives suck because of liberal democrat policies and Obamanomics. He will speak at a college or two near the nicest golf course, spew his usual rhetoric about those “other guys” who caused all the problems, the go golf.

HOW DO PEOPLE KEEP FALLING FOR THIS???


43 posted on 06/25/2014 10:37:03 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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Could this be the same Rebekah of Sunnybrook Farm ?
She would not be a stooge for this lying Marxist ass


44 posted on 06/25/2014 10:43:51 AM PDT by ballplayer
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Which “American” Rebekah will he visit?

Rebekah Nagler is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

Rebekah Moses of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women as a Program Manager specializing in Policy, She was honored to work in Kansas City, KS as a bilingual community-based advocate at El Centro, Inc.’s ¡Sí, se puede!

Rebekah Nett, a Minnesota attorney, representing a debtor, who seems mad — both mad as in “angry,” and “mad” as in “bats**t crazy pants.” She’s mad at the lender, and she’s mad at the judge.
But mostly, she’s mad at Catholics. Dirty, dirty Catholics….


45 posted on 06/25/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: cableguymn

And then some...


46 posted on 06/25/2014 11:01:17 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another day of campaigning, another day of nothing actually being done about it.


47 posted on 06/25/2014 12:07:46 PM PDT by Durbin
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Obama is an IDIOT...he doesn’t want to do any work, he just wants to keep campaigning as if he wasn’t already responsible for the mess this country is in!

Hey, DUDE, you ‘won’, you own it!

******

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in an e-mail that Obama will meet Rebekah in order to “spend a day in her shoes,” and talk to her family and community members about “the steps we need to take as a country” to help people get ahead.

“When the president travels to Minnesota, he’ll launch the first in a series of day-in-the-life visits across the country this summer,” Pfeiffer said.

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

“The president had long planned a trip to the Twin Cities for a private fundraiser Thursday night.

“Obama said in the video that he looked forward to listening to Rebekah’s story, which he said was common among the thousands of letters he receives.

“’There are actually policies out there that could end up making a difference in her life if we could get Washington to work on her behalf,’ he said.”


48 posted on 06/25/2014 12:20:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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Regular Folks = Crackers


49 posted on 06/25/2014 12:22:17 PM PDT by McGruff (What if we bombed our own citizens?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Lucky us. We get him for two whole days...”

Better ye than me. LOL!


50 posted on 06/25/2014 5:57:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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