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Obama takes shots at GOP field
thehill.com ^ | 8-15-11 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 08/15/2011 1:29:56 PM PDT by Justaham

President Obama kicked off his Midwestern bus tour on Monday blasting his would-be opponents in a campaign-style event in Minnesota.

While White House officials have repeatedly insisted that Obama's trip is official business — a claim disputed by Republicans — the president clearly had politics on his mind, taking a thinly veiled shot at Mitt Romney and bringing up last week's Republican debate in Iowa.

Making his first stop in Minnesota, Obama brought up Romney's one-time endorsement of a individual health insurance mandate, and he seized on Republican presidential candidates saying last week that they would not accept a deal that included $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in increased revenues.

"None of them," Obama said. "None of them would take it. Think about that. I mean, that's just not common sense."

The president, wearing no tie and with his shirt sleeves rolled up, did not face much criticism from a crowd that appeared to be supportive of his efforts.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: elections; gop; obama

1 posted on 08/15/2011 1:29:59 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Obama’s afraid of Rick Perry. He would LOVE to see Romney win the nomination.


2 posted on 08/15/2011 1:33:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Justaham

He is willfully violating the law by using government money for campaign purposes. However, who will hold him accountable? Certainly not Attorney General Holder.

Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell. Are you watching? Are you saying anything about it? If it were Bush, Reid and Pelosi would be screaming on network TV. All I hear is the crickets in my yard. Guess there is nothing to see.


3 posted on 08/15/2011 1:34:12 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Justaham

a crowd that appeared to be supportive of his efforts.<<

Did he visit China???


4 posted on 08/15/2011 1:34:20 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Justaham
"did not face much criticism from a crowd that appeared to be supportive of his efforts"

EVERY "crowd" this guy has ever had are either Leftwing Loonies, or Union jackasses, or mush-headed youths and minorities....the crowds are hand-picked, bussed in (in every event), and size exagerated by the State-Run-Media.

He can't talk about the record of Democrat spending over the last 2 years, which has driven the economy into the ditch, and can only talk about OTHERS.

5 posted on 08/15/2011 1:36:08 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Justaham

A $10 spending cut for $1 in increase in taxes makes no sense at all. First, the tax increase is today and in real dollars, and it is really just a cut in a future growth. The GOP knows it and needs to repeat it over and over. If we legitimately were talking about lowering spending to $10 below today’s spending and keeping it at that level for the 10 year budget projections, then maybe we can talk.


6 posted on 08/15/2011 1:36:31 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Justaham

If he did this, he is VIOLATING THE LAW. His campaign should be financing this. Gad, the Sun King.


7 posted on 08/15/2011 1:37:36 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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8 posted on 08/15/2011 1:39:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: tsowellfan

I am afraid of Rick Perry. God Help us all. If we continue to nominate RINOs than we really have no one to blame but ourselves. It is too late once they are locked in. Do we have to hold our noses AGAIN? That is getting old. Michele just best get the nomination....Palin would be even better. Writing in Palin would be reasonable to me and many others. RINO’S MUST GO!!!!!


9 posted on 08/15/2011 1:40:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham
That's right... you fagot kenyan lying son of a wh0re... we would not take your "deal" because every spending cut deal that we have made with your party... the party of satan... has broken every promise to cut spending that your evil stinking a$$es have ever made... and you obama... you putrid man lover... you are the biggest liar of them all! FUbo!

LLS

10 posted on 08/15/2011 1:41:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Soul of the South

Free Republic always mentions what he does wrong. I would hardly call that crickets.


11 posted on 08/15/2011 1:41:14 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: traditional1

The liberals used to charge the crowds at Bush rallies were hand picked party loyalists. But if they do that, then it’s okay?????


12 posted on 08/15/2011 1:41:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Justaham.
White House officials have repeatedly insisted that Obama's trip is official business

13 posted on 08/15/2011 1:42:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Justaham

Obama took shots at the GOP field? If he were white and took shots at the Demwits, he’d be arrested.


14 posted on 08/15/2011 1:53:40 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: napscoordinator

Rick Perry is not a RINO.....he is a Texas Christian Conservative.....I live in Texas and I have voted for him every time he is on the ballot.....I am like him “FED UP” with the way things are done in Washington.......what’s the alternative.....vote for the Communist Obama???????


15 posted on 08/15/2011 2:00:10 PM PDT by lb4rickperry2012
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To: Justaham

Who cares what the Village Idiot has to say about anything anymore? His approval rating is slipping below 40%.

Buy-Bye, Kenyan...we’ll be glad to see the back of you.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Now tell us how you really feel (:


17 posted on 08/15/2011 2:31:25 PM PDT by geege
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To: lb4rickperry2012

Absolutely not. Voting for Sarah for third party is perfect for me. They can do it in Alaska, we can do it nation wide. The days of saying that a third party can’t win is over. Perry is HORRIBLE on immigration and forcing little girls to have vaccines. NO SALE FOR ME. Making anyone do anything is NOT conservative.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 3:32:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: lb4rickperry2012

Oh brother. You just signed up today and you are telling me about who is conservative......you need some time under your belt before you even reply to anything. Once you are here awhile, you will see that Perry is a RINO around here.


19 posted on 08/15/2011 3:34:07 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham

Shooting blanks - as usual


20 posted on 08/15/2011 3:37:51 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: geege

Jim asked me not to. ;-)

LLS


21 posted on 08/15/2011 4:29:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: tsowellfan

I am delirious thinking of a debate between the two. LOL!


22 posted on 08/15/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by panthermom (Please Pray for C Co 3-21)
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