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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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To: grey_whiskers

Been TRAPPED on the GOLF COURSES.


51 posted on 08/14/2011 6:03:03 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Nephew was getting married on Veterans day at one of my old bases, Fort Myers. Had to enter at the gate where the Iwo Jima Memorial is and had to go through the G.W. Bridge roundabout on the Virginia side.
In a cab driven by a guy from India, my wife and 18 year old son.
as we come up to the roundabout a cop stops traffic and sure enough here comes a 15 vehicle convoy taking Clinton to Arlington where he is going to place some flowers at the Unknown Soldier Memorial.
I jumped out of the cab as the entire motorcade came by I was standing there with both hands sending the prevert a message.
Cop was laughing.
I went back to my cab and got in where the driver kept repeating “oh my GOD they are going to revoke my visa”.


52 posted on 08/14/2011 6:13:31 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: grey_whiskers
Expect to see plenty of bussed-in union members and the like praising Obama's performance and blaming Bush / Congress for the recesssion.

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I agree grey_whiskers.

I AGREE WITH THAT

The game played by the Marxists is war where the end justifies the means. No matter how it's dressed up, it's an assault on America's freedom.

There's so much to hammer on here with this administration.

obama2012-jobs
Blame Barry 'Jobs' Jackwagon.
53 posted on 08/14/2011 6:14:06 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Given his endless vacations and weekend recreating, I’d say that he is very in touch with every day American (or illegals) in the service industry.


54 posted on 08/14/2011 6:15:56 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

55 posted on 08/14/2011 6:49:09 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Smokin' Joe

No mention of the full size first lady on this trip?

She had a very important vacation to attend?

She is not much of a vote getter?


56 posted on 08/14/2011 6:54:46 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"Watch out, Barry, there's some of those nasty Tea Party racists over there."
"Not to worry, hun, this baby's powered by love."

57 posted on 08/14/2011 6:56:23 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (By God, we will not squander what has been given us!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's obama's "redistribution tour"...handing out some of our TARP money to those who he thinks will help his "cause"...

OBAMASUGARDADDY,OBAMASUGARDADDY
58 posted on 08/14/2011 6:57:07 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: liberalh8ter
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!

No kidding...and he was there last year, also.

59 posted on 08/14/2011 7:01:33 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 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

Unless that bus is super sonic, I can't see where he could stop in very many towns in 3 days, even if it were a one-way trip and he plans on flying back after the last stop.

60 posted on 08/14/2011 7:08:40 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: Farmer Dean

There’s a weight limit on “brides”? Was Obama granted a waiver when he married Sasquatch?


61 posted on 08/14/2011 7:12:44 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Mooning the Loon and his goons would be good:

Of course, you'll need to substitute watermelons.

62 posted on 08/14/2011 7:21:41 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Joe Boucher
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 welcoming him.
I am certain he will have other ways of ensuring an enthusiastic reception

63 posted on 08/14/2011 7:25:25 AM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: mad_as_he$$

FUBO RIHPOFSOTUS


64 posted on 08/14/2011 7:28:55 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All loyal Americans will boo and hassle the destroyer of America, POTUS Barack Hussein Obama. I hope his bus trip is a dismal failure, just as he is!!! This guy Obama hates America!!! He and his Black racist wife, Michelle, need to be sent back to the political cesspool of Chicago Democrat politics!!! Let him destroy Chicago not the USA as he wishes so dearly!!!


65 posted on 08/14/2011 7:57:59 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Farmer Dean

Hey Farmer Dean - Thanks for my first laugh of the day.


66 posted on 08/14/2011 7:57:59 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Joe Boucher

I am envious!!! Put a big smile on faces around here today.


67 posted on 08/14/2011 8:29:18 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: baddog 219

Loved the pic: Obama Killing America Tour!


68 posted on 08/14/2011 8:55:55 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I know.....it’s good to be the King!


69 posted on 08/14/2011 9:13:19 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: eyedigress

Ø’bumbler’s “Blame the Country Tour” - I like it!


70 posted on 08/14/2011 9:14:54 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I meant bridges,but it was too early in the morning and even spell check didn’t catch it.


71 posted on 08/14/2011 10:17:14 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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