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Obama bus catches buzz on the Web
Yahoo ^ | August 15, 2011 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Pull over, Sarah Palin: President Obama's bus is about to run yours off the road.

The $1.1 million (yep, you read that right) Obamamobile is, according to the Associated Press, "an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights." The rubber is hitting the road for the president's current trip to Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois.

Two of these superbuses were commissioned by the Secret Service to chauffeur the commander-in-chief around the country -- along with the eventual Republican presidential candidate and visiting dignitaries. While these babies don't come cheap, the protection service decided the buses, normally leased and retrofitted to provide presidential protection, would pay for themselves over their projected 10-year lifespan.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; ia2012
I posted this because of the comments following the article. They are not kind to Obama. I don't believe his approval rating is really 39%. If you take our blacks, it is probably more like 25%. Hopefully we will nominate a candidate who can easily beat him in 2012!
1 posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

hey taxpayers, Pimp my Ride!


2 posted on 08/17/2011 6:02:12 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: ilovesarah2012

Not only this but today we findout that Barky’s bus was built in Cana-duh!


3 posted on 08/17/2011 6:03:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Uuuuhhh, and I just noted on another post that these busses helped improve the Canadian economy...what a crock!


4 posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:08 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: ilovesarah2012

painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights.”
___________________________________________

Good

I hope the state troopers pull it over as a suspected drug conveyance..


5 posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: silverleaf

But, but, but it was bought through an American retailer! The guy is a *&^*%*&& IDIOT!


6 posted on 08/17/2011 6:05:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

my wife says there’s the “bradley effect”.

many people don’t want to appear to be racists during poll interviews.

tom bradley the mayor of los angeles received high polls but lost the election.

elections are in private.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 6:09:13 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The bus is Canadian made? LOL!
I’m sure all of those Ohio voters who expected that NAFTA would be repealed by now are just thrilled!


8 posted on 08/17/2011 6:17:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilovesarah2012

Save for later


9 posted on 08/17/2011 6:19:44 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: GotMojo

You nailed it.

baraq just spend 2.2 million of our dollars on toys for himself. The SS claims that it will be used for the republican candidate as well. Yeah right. There will be some reason why it will not be available.
Bet the busses end up belonging to certain union officials when it is all said and done.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 6:25:03 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: ilovesarah2012
NAME THAT BUS thread here, from yesterday.

Many Winners!

Link Here

11 posted on 08/17/2011 6:28:17 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: jennings2004
Uuuuhhh, and I just noted on another post that these busses helped improve the Canadian economy...what a crock!

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It's all a crock... of Barack

I AGREE WITH THAT

The White House thinks unemployment insurance benefits create jobs. "There are few other ways that can directly put money into the economy than applying unemployment insurance," Jay Carney said (Wednesday, August 10, 2011).

So Barack 'Jackwagon' Obama only hears the voice of those committed to his Marxist vision. He's one extreme hypocrite, pointing fingers and accusing others of what he does. It's his Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals' soul showing through.

Obus1one
  Barack's working hard for the nation
  And he needs another vacation
  Some golf would be nice
  And the pie he'll have twice
  As we endure
  This reeking Obamanation

Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 521 days as of August 17, 2011.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 6:28:52 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Note to all - there are almost 22,000 comments;
I’m impressed the paper left it open.

I did not see one preo Barry comment, but I scanned.


13 posted on 08/17/2011 6:42:42 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: ilovesarah2012
1.1 million dollars and they only have a 10 year lifespan???

What the hell are they made of? Peat moss?

14 posted on 08/17/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

That is why I don’t believe his approval rating is 39%. Recently any articles about Obama have the vast majority of comments against Obama.


15 posted on 08/17/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
...the buses...would pay for themselves over their projected 10-year lifespan.

They "pay for themselves" with our money.

16 posted on 08/17/2011 6:49:02 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: BobP

You start to wonder about Barack
If Mr. Professor is smokin Carack?
The ship of state is sinkin,
He thinks he’s MLK channelin’ Lincoln,
We begged, but Kenya won’t take him back!


17 posted on 08/17/2011 6:52:00 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Rudder

Put this monstrosity up for sale 521 days from today.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 6:52:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Take the 39%. Take out white guilt and the real figure is closer to 20%. Lots of white guilt will disappear in the voting booth.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 6:58:26 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: ilovesarah2012
, “an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights.”

IT SOUNDS LIKE THE SATANIC COUNTERPART TO THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY BUS.

I can almost hear horns from the incidental music from the sitcom.
Its there a colourful sign on the back of the bus that says, “CAUTION, NERVOUS POTUS DRIVING”?

20 posted on 08/17/2011 7:00:10 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“”were commissioned by the Secret Service to chauffeur the commander-in-chief around the country -””

As near as I can figure out, the bus was used to take him from one airport where Air Force One lands, go to a nearby town, give a speech or two, return to the airport, load up AF One and the other planes and head out to the next airport!

Did he actually travel on the bus from MN to IA to IL????

“Around the country” needs to be revised in any event!!

They might even save money if the family took it on vacation and actually did take a “tour of the country” instead of going to Martha’s Vineyard. Nah - I guess that wouldn’t be classy enough.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 7:00:41 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: ilovesarah2012
painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights

What kind of traffic jams is "Jobs KIller One" generating?

FUBO GTFO 2012 !

22 posted on 08/17/2011 7:01:14 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Palin will put them on ebay.

Pray for America


23 posted on 08/17/2011 7:03:11 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Amen to that. I have never believed
his rating was at 40%.

Who the hell are poll-takers that
we should take their word as truth?

So many ways to manipulate, or just plain lie.

Glad I’m not the only one.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 7:04:49 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: ilovesarah2012

Seriously, why didn’t they paint the bus with colors similar to Air Force 1? Black might be the expected color for limos but it doesn’t work with buses.

I don’t think Obama personally chose the color. I think the decision to make the buses came before Obama took office.


25 posted on 08/17/2011 7:21:04 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove that you're not racist, vote for somebody else in 2012 to prove that you're not stupid.
26 posted on 08/17/2011 7:22:42 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: bray
Palin will put them on ebay.

awesome comment

well done!

27 posted on 08/17/2011 7:25:21 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ilovesarah2012

Everything Baraq touches turns to sh!t and this is just the next one of the series.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 7:26:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: frposty

Wasn’t his first campaign bus black also?


29 posted on 08/17/2011 7:29:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

While we are spending money at such a ridiculous rate, I really have NO PROBLEM with 2.2 million for 2 busses. We live in a new age and security for the wackjobs are unfortunately a big part of that. This expenditure is so ridiculously small that it probably doesnt come close to the extra money spent while on this 3 day bus trip.
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Obama has done soooooo much wrong, but this is not wrong and this is not his fault. Lets save the righteous indignation for something actually important.
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I’m about on the same page when it comes to August vacations. Every President takes them, every President works on vacation and is a step away from work at all times. Give the guy a break. If you want to hammer him for the other 47 vacations per year fine, but come on, lets not sound like the wackjobs that gave GW a hard time for goign to Crawford for 5 weeks.


30 posted on 08/17/2011 7:59:06 AM PDT by BallparkBoys (RESIST WE MUCH! ....We must, and we will much, about that, be committed!)
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To: BallparkBoys

They could have bought American-made buses.


31 posted on 08/17/2011 8:09:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Texas resident

If I were a Republican candidate, I’d make damn sure the bus was totally dismantled and swept for video/audio bugs before even thinking about boarding....


32 posted on 08/17/2011 8:12:29 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

Ifr I were a Pubbie candidate, I’d find out where the money to pay for those buses came from :)


33 posted on 08/17/2011 8:13:58 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

agreed whole-heartily....No doubt, US buses should have been purchased...But thats not really what the argument was about...


34 posted on 08/17/2011 8:17:07 AM PDT by BallparkBoys (RESIST WE MUCH! ....We must, and we will much, about that, be committed!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thanks Yahoo. I see you’re in the back pocket of the administration as usual.


35 posted on 08/17/2011 8:20:41 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m with you he’s probably hovering about 20 to 25%...the rest of the numbers are skewed...LIES...


36 posted on 08/17/2011 8:22:43 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: GunRunner

Well, the Yahoo readers who commented certainly aren’t fans of Obama.


37 posted on 08/17/2011 8:28:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

[...would pay for themselves over their projected 10-year lifespan.]

Actually when you consider how many new people have to be hired just to clean up the highway of the bodies obama has thrown under his bus, it will pay for itself before the election.


38 posted on 08/17/2011 8:35:27 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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To: Texas resident

Let me guess..
You won’t see ONE SINGLE MENTION that these expensive taxpayer-funded toys were built in Canada on MSNBC/NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/NPR/NYTimes/WashPost


39 posted on 08/17/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: BallparkBoys; All

OK FOLKS, let’s make this clear, and get this viral.

Obama DID HAVE A CHOICE, a similar bus and chassis are available in America, the ALLEGRO Bus/RV, built by Tiffin in RED BAY, ALABAMA.

They probably COST MORE, because they have to abide by thousands of choking US Government job-killing regulations, but they were available!


40 posted on 08/17/2011 9:07:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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