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Obama's bus tour an effort to connect with everyday Americans (been "trapped in Washington")
Kansas City Star ^ | Lesley Clark

Posted on 08/14/2011 2:28:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

President Barack Obama leaves the White House on Monday for a three-day bus trip, talking job creation at small towns across the Midwest in hopes of distancing himself from the "partisan brinksmanship" he says has poisoned the economy.

The trip isn't likely to be without bumps. Polls find that the partisan feud over raising the debt ceiling, the stock market gyrations and a stubborn unemployment rate have left Americans more pessimistic about the economy and their future than at any time this year. Republicans already have accused Obama of mixing policy with politics by barnstorming in the battleground region - at taxpayer expense.

But White House advisers said it was a chance for the president - who spent most of last month trapped in Washington with lawmakers blaming each other for the debt impasse - to hit the reset button and connect with ordinary Americans in a bus that could roll into small towns, rather than Air Force One.

"Democrats, independents and Republicans expect to see their president of the United States outside of Washington, D.C., out from behind the podium, spending time talking to the American people in their communities," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

Obama appears to be trying out a campaign theme by blaming Congress - without a direction mention of Republicans - for the bitterness that led to an eleventh-hour debt limit agreement, and Earnest said the president was expecting to hear more anger on the road.

"The president does anticipate that he'll detect a little frustration about the dysfunction in Congress, and the strident position of some in Congress to put their partisan affiliation ahead of the country," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; debt; economy; socialism
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The Obama gang will be busing in protesters for a 3 day photo op.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 2:28:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Who will Obama call if the bus breaks down, now that the AAA rating wasn’t renewed? — joke told at RedState.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 2:30:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hope the jackhole steers clear of my town.
3 posted on 08/14/2011 2:35:33 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: exnavy
White House Debates Fight on Economy (winning second term w/ mandate best thing)...."Dan Pfeiffer, the White House director of communications, said that there was no internal debate. “The president’s first priority is to work with Republicans and Democrats to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce the deficit, but if the Republican House continues its ‘my way or the highway’ approach, he will make sure the public knows who is standing in the way and why.”

The issue is being framed by the 2012 election. Administration officials, frustrated by the intransigence of House Republicans, have increasingly concluded that the best thing Mr. Obama can do for the economy may be winning a second term, with a mandate to advance his ideas on deficit reduction, entitlement changes, housing policy and other issues."........

4 posted on 08/14/2011 2:39:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If he wants to connect with me he can send a postcard from Kenya!


5 posted on 08/14/2011 2:39:41 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama’s already started to blame the economy on the republican controlled House.

The BEST argument to bring to the American people is to remind them that until january or this year, Obama and the democrats had a super majority and did nothing with it.

Another reminder: Since 2006 they controlled Congress until they lost the House and republicans took over THIS year.

This needs to be one of our mantras


6 posted on 08/14/2011 2:46:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

he has made an arse out of himself. too many people want him to just go away. he is boring and a drain on society.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 2:49:56 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Been trapped on the golf course sounds more accurate.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 3:36:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

9 posted on 08/14/2011 3:39:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Farmer Dean
Been trapped on the golf course sounds more accurate.

NO kidding!!

10 posted on 08/14/2011 3:39:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If you think his handlers are going to let the general population any where near the marxist punk U B crazy..
His appeanances will B stacked with unionists and moonbat followers.
Turn out on the road with NASTY signs welconing him.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 3:43:54 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can’t wait for this marxist asshat to start his blame the country tour. Oops, coffee is ready and its 72 outside. I need to go wake up the ctitters outside.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 3:46:22 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder how much that thing weighs with all the armour upgrades.Probably exceeds the weight limits of most brides on secondary roads.Good.That will keep him out of my small town here in Ohio.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 4:00:32 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Quite frankly if Sarah Palin were to walk on her hands for an extended length of time both Bachman and Zero would be doing the same. They both are incredibly jealous of Palin and copy her every move.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 4:04:54 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah right after pushing every “you gotta pass it to find out whats in it” crap bill they have through Congress now the want to work with us. Well work “this” commies.


15 posted on 08/14/2011 4:11:37 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: exnavy
Hope the jackhole steers clear of my town.

I don't think we have to worry here--we're far from the interstate, and the SS would go nuts trying to clear an area large enough to ensure security because of the huge line-of-sight distances.

That said, who needs that entourage mucking up traffic and creating general mayhem, anyway? Chances are they'll confine their photo-ops to places where there isn't much going on.

Not that Obama and minions would know an 'everyday American' if they saw them.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 4:23:14 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Probably exceeds the weight limits of most brides on secondary roads.

I think you meant "bridges", but considering his, I had to chuckle.

17 posted on 08/14/2011 4:25:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He's going on a 3 day bus tour to “connect with people”, then he's leaving for his $50,000 a-week Martha's Vineyard rental? Ha Ha.....that's some connection!
18 posted on 08/14/2011 4:27:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"The president does anticipate that he'll detect a little frustration about the dysfunction in Congress Nah!! Ya think?!?! And maybe just a tad with his feckless narcissistic insular ego?
19 posted on 08/14/2011 4:28:03 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Smokin' Joe

Too early in the morning,even spell check didn’t help me on that one.....


20 posted on 08/14/2011 4:32:40 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He's going to talk about jobs. Hmmm.....

Can you think of ANYONE less qualified?

21 posted on 08/14/2011 4:46:41 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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Uuuuhhh, seems like I remember very early in his Reign, Dear Leader proclaimed: “I won....the rest of you get to the back of the bus...” or something to that effect...now it’s someone else’s fault...that is a bunch of stable hockey!


22 posted on 08/14/2011 4:51:02 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, CHANGE, like pennies to pay for your “peas” while I stuff down argula, ice cream, etc....


23 posted on 08/14/2011 4:52:35 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Farmer Dean

“...weight limits on most brides...” LOL!


24 posted on 08/14/2011 4:54:06 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’ll have a lot of crickets in his audience....


25 posted on 08/14/2011 4:56:14 AM PDT by geege
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26 posted on 08/14/2011 4:56:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the president - who spent most of last month trapped in Washington with lawmakers blaming each other for the debt impasse

Poor babynobama. Just absolutely chained to his desk in DC while those nasty Republicans take pot shots and the vicious Tea Party Terrorists run wild.

27 posted on 08/14/2011 4:58:58 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: rodguy911
"....both Bachman and Zero would be doing the same."

Shame on you for putting Bachmann on a par with Obama.
Can we stop bashing each other, please? We should be above that.

28 posted on 08/14/2011 5:00:17 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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connect with ordinary Americans in a bus that could roll into small towns, rather than Air Force One.

He's connecting with ordinary Americans in a bus?

And it rolled into Air Force One?

29 posted on 08/14/2011 5:00:58 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: JoeProBono

It should be called the ‘highway to hell’ tour. There’s a campaign song already written.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 5:05:21 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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who spent most of last month trapped in Washington with lawmakers blaming each other for the debt impasse...

Seems to me he spent one heck of a lot of time out of Washington playing golf and on vacation. He could have used some of this time to 'connect' with us rubes...

31 posted on 08/14/2011 5:06:32 AM PDT by bcsco
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“The president’s first priority is to work with Republicans and Democrats to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce the deficit...

The RATs oppose every bit of that, always have and will continue to do so.

if the Republican House continues its ‘my way or the highway’ approach, he will make sure the public knows who is standing in the way and why.”

Nice implied threat there. It appears "the public" already knows who to blame.

32 posted on 08/14/2011 5:09:42 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

some of those people he my pass on his road trip are the very ones he complained still cling to their guns and their religion. The headwind I would love to hear he had to confront would be that of IMPEACHMENT for his several breaches of the Constitutional powers granted the Executive. Keep the change Barry -y’all out of gas.


33 posted on 08/14/2011 5:10:08 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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34 posted on 08/14/2011 5:10:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Been trapped on the golf course sounds more accurate.

I wish he would stay on the golf course!

35 posted on 08/14/2011 5:11:20 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jennings2004
Yeah, CHANGE, like pennies to pay for your “peas” while I stuff down argula, ice cream, etc....

Hey, thanks. Just thought of a great use for that in a graphic.

36 posted on 08/14/2011 5:12:01 AM PDT by bcsco
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some of those people he my pass on his road trip are the very ones he complained still cling to their guns and their religion......

Like Nancy Pelosi, Obama will parachute past, pole vault over and go through the gate to where his lamebrain supporters and "vote your money into my pocket" supporters await the One.

37 posted on 08/14/2011 5:20:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: lonestar

I agree. How about a golfing across America tour?


38 posted on 08/14/2011 5:21:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Here is the reception the one can expect to see on his tour.

A zero sponsored "Libyan freedomfighter".

Mad Max.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 5:23:41 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s the way he should be getting around....on a bus. Prefer that it be a public bus. Standing.


40 posted on 08/14/2011 5:24:40 AM PDT by all the best
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41 posted on 08/14/2011 5:24:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Here ya go...

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42 posted on 08/14/2011 5:29:49 AM PDT by bcsco
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Obama's bus tour an effort to connect with HAND-PICKED everyday Americans...
43 posted on 08/14/2011 5:32:14 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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Well done! Pretty much says it all...what a terrible impression that photo delivers....yuck!


44 posted on 08/14/2011 5:36:30 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Joe Boucher

There needs to be a broom and shovel brigade formed where ever he stops and lining the highways - To Sweep Up The BS He Will Be Spewing.


45 posted on 08/14/2011 5:37:12 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s going to be a hellava’ rough three days days for the people he has thrown under the bus.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 5:52:56 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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It’s yours to use. Or anyone for that matter.


47 posted on 08/14/2011 5:55:01 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Remember when Kerry and Edwards went to a Wendy’s to share a meal with the little people while running? Then went in their Prevost and had catered meals?
Ya think obammy will take along several chefs’ or eat at In & Out Burger?
And will the mooch be along or will she cost us millions going off to the Riviera?


48 posted on 08/14/2011 6:00:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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Remember that Axelrod / Plouffe are the originators of Astroturf.

Expect to see plenty of bussed-in union members and the like praising Obama's performance and blaming Bush / Congress for the recesssion.

Come to think of it, that's a good point.

Are we in a recession, so we can blame Bush and the Tea Party and Congress?

Or are we in recovery summer so we can praise Obama and Geithner?

Quick! Where's the latest memo?

Cheers!

49 posted on 08/14/2011 6:00:46 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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I was in San Jose CA when Clinton/Gore were in office. I had heard that Gore was in town and as I was leaving a business; on a reasonably busy street that lead to the airport; I happened to look down the street and coming my way was a motorcade of black SUV’s with motor cops in front. I instantly assumed it was Gore and extended my left hand in a full bird salute. Got it in on the whole motorcade. Two of the trailing cops pulled over and started asking me questions. Problem was they were laughing so hard they couldn't get it done. One finally asked me if I intended to harm the Vice-president. I responded “Not today!” To which they both busted up again and drove off. Good day.
50 posted on 08/14/2011 6:02:03 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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