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Obama will try to upstage GOP convention with campaign stops
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August. 18, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/18/2012 3:30:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama regards the week of the Republican convention as “precious time” to campaign, his spokeswoman told reporters to explain why he will not “lay low” that week, as is customary for incumbent presidents.

“We know that this is a close election and we need to compete for every vote that we can compete for,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Air Force One today. “And that’s one of the reasons the President will be spending some time on the campaign trail the week of the Republican convention.”

Psaki was responding to a reporter who had noted that “Traditionally, Presidents kind of stay low during the opposition’s conventions” and asked, “Is he trying to steal some thunder next week with his own campaign trips?”

She denied that his anticipated campaigning is an attempt to steal Romney’s thunder. “We know that there will certainly be a lot of attention paid to the Republican convention just like there will be to the Democratic convention the week we have it,” Psaki said. “But we’re not going to give up any precious time or precious time with voters when we have it.”

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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney/Ryan should be planning on doing the same.


51 posted on 08/18/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here’s a thought.

0bama could go to his office, close the door, and focus on JOBS


52 posted on 08/18/2012 4:59:01 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: dinoparty

Wake up on the wrong side of the straightjacket this morning?
____________________________________

No dearie...

I found you had got up before me and taken it with you...

Lookin good girlfriend...

your color...


53 posted on 08/18/2012 5:02:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Does Obama relay think that an extra week of campaigning is going to change anyones mind about who they are voting for?

If anything, it just re-enforces his image of being a no class disrespectful thug.

To me it smacks of desperation.

54 posted on 08/18/2012 5:02:12 PM PDT by bayliving (What do you wanna bet that democrats go home at night and punch their pillows before they go to bed?)
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To: grobdriver

I’d as soon he were out there telling lies than in the office writing more executive orders.

I heard the pos tell a whopper on the radio while working. Fox News Radio is definately leaning left. I heard that the son is running the radio division and he is a lib pos.


55 posted on 08/18/2012 5:20:47 PM PDT by mirkwood (Please vote for Paul Ryan to save my country! PLEASE!)
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To: liberty or death

Obamas got got 60% of the young people... many who turned 18 since 2008..

Plus more immigrants...

plus more illegals...

Plus a few other groups including the ones who crossed over to vote for a woman...

I dont think Obama is that bad off...

he hasnt needed big crowds at rallies...

he wasnt running against anyone...

after the convention he can start spending money and then he might have bigger crowds...

Willard is not getting big crowds on his own...

theyre coming for Paul Ryan...

Sarah was getting 20-30,000 at rallies

Willard doesnt get them that big...

Paul Ryan will with or without Willard...

Willard is not popular...

Paul Ryan is...

If the GOP managed to pull this off in Nov it will be Paui Ryan who won...


56 posted on 08/18/2012 5:25:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Narcissism: Symptoms

Symptoms of this disorder include:

Reacting to criticism with anger, shame, or humiliation
Taking advantage of others to reach their own goals
Exaggerating their own importance, achievements, and talents
Imagining unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty, power, intelligence, or romance
Requiring constant attention and positive reinforcement from others
Becoming jealous easily
Lacking empathy and disregarding the feelings of others
Being obsessed with oneself
Pursuing mainly selfish goals
Trouble keeping healthy relationships
Becoming easily hurt and rejected
Setting goals that are unrealistic
Wanting “the best” of everything
Appearing unemotional


57 posted on 08/18/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by mirkwood (Please vote for Paul Ryan to save my country! PLEASE!)
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To: napscoordinator

Listen to me. i live in Maine, in Washington county. The sunrise county. We see the sun first. There are no friggin jobs because of obama. There are no jobs! I do not want to hear how some of these regulations are reasonable, when it kills whole towns. Milbridge Maine is on the precipice. The epa rule on whale-safe ropes was pushed off for one year, then EVERY LOBSTER TRAP HAS TO HAVE APPROVED ROPE. This will kill the 3 towns -Cherryfield Milbridge and definately Steuben. These towns will die.


58 posted on 08/18/2012 5:44:02 PM PDT by mirkwood (Please vote for Paul Ryan to save my country! PLEASE!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian

Why in the world would Romney hate you being a Christian?

59 posted on 08/18/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Even Barry Goldwater went on vacation during the Dem convention. A press boat found him—he shook his head and said this is their time not mine. They ALL have made themselves scarce during opponent’s convention— What a low-class third, world jerk! If he loses I bet he will not even leave the oval office until the military comes for him.


60 posted on 08/18/2012 6:08:51 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash the first Tues after the first Monday in Nov)
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To: Tennessee Nana

He may have advertisements but he would never try to take the attention away from the Dems. Have your fun and vote for the Commie.


61 posted on 08/18/2012 6:12:17 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash the first Tues after the first Monday in Nov)
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To: RightLady

Vote for the Commie ???

Which one...

There are 2 this year...

are you a OBot or a RomneyBot...

I cant keep you guys separate in these threads...

You all sound the same...

Which Commie are you voting for ???


62 posted on 08/18/2012 6:18:19 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: mkmensinger
The NY Times had an article quoting the Obama campaign saying they are trying to limit crowds:

“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.” ...And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/us/politics/campaign-events-for-president-obama-are-not-drawing-crowds-like-2008.html?_r=1

63 posted on 08/18/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Tennessee Nana

Speaking of classless individuals — I only have to read about five words of your typical RDS vomitus before I know it’s you. Don’t even have to check the by-line.


64 posted on 08/18/2012 6:33:34 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who cares???? Those who want to attend the convention will and those who want to see obama’s bus tour will. Simple as that. It won’t have a dent... you can bet on that.


65 posted on 08/18/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: harpu; Tennessee Nana

>> Geeez...got your panties in twist, do ya?!@?

Usually — and biblically — one can tell a Christian by their love.

Nana is not like that — no love shining outwards, just bitter darkness. Therefore, she needs a tagline to inform you she’s a Christian.


66 posted on 08/18/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: mirkwood; napscoordinator

>> Listen to me. i live in Maine, in Washington county. The sunrise county. We see the sun first. There are no friggin jobs because of obama. There are no jobs!

But napscoordinator has a job — don’t you, nappy? Why don’t you tell FRiend mirkwood who signs YOUR paycheck.

That should help clarify why exactly you’re working so hard for Obama, eh nappy?


67 posted on 08/18/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Of the 9 under 27 from my home and married to them Obama has zero. You’re negativity is tiresome and you either live in a bubble or you intentionally misrepresent what you see.

It’s obvious Obama has your vote whether you hand it to him or waste it on a write in.


68 posted on 08/18/2012 6:58:03 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama will try to upstage GOP convention with campaign stops

Meanwhile in reality: Obama Campaign: “We’re Purposely Limiting Attendance”

69 posted on 08/18/2012 8:18:34 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But he will sacrifice and lose precious hours vacationing at a Martha’s Vineyard estate?


70 posted on 08/18/2012 8:26:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA; Free ThinkerNY

Alas, the Obamas are foregoing their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard this year. Things have to be worse (from his perspective) than we think.


71 posted on 08/18/2012 8:35:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How long has it been since the Lightworker filled a building or some woman has swooned at his appearance?


72 posted on 08/18/2012 9:03:05 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: RightLady

Zer0’s middle name is “class”...minus the “cl-”.


73 posted on 08/18/2012 9:05:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“And that’s one of the reasons the President will be spending some time on the campaign trail the week of the Republican convention.”

Breaking an old tradition. Big deal from their standpoint... anything to win they say.

That just means Romney and Ryan will be free to do the same to him during their convention.

He wants to play Chicago ball, we can do it right back at him.

I really think we are watching the 'unsinkable' SS Obama heading straight in the the iceberg.

These guys are really getting desperate and I am seeing a Republican landslide in November === a damn big landslide.

Just my gut feel.

74 posted on 08/18/2012 9:23:49 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Tennessee Nana

If you are so sure of Obama winning, then you will not mind taking me up on the open challenge I have on FR that Romney will win this race going away. $1000 bet that Romney wins. Interested in putting your money where your key board is?

And I’m not even voting for either the Mormon or the Muslim, but I still KNOW he will win BIG!


75 posted on 08/18/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Kid Im not sure of anything...

I am pretty sure that Paul Ryan would have won if he was top-of-the-ticket with another Conservative or even a moderate because as soon as he had won the primary the base would have all made up and got behind him...

Paul Ryan I would vote for...

the contrast between Consewrvative Paul Ryan and Liberal Obama would have been glaringly obvious...

Right now we have blurry lines for both our current candidates...

By now the momentum going into the convention which would have had a ground swell weeks before he had picked his VP would have been fairly evident that he was headed on a surfers wave to victory in Nov...

Obama would have been left coughing his dust..

However hes not the candidate...

so we are back to an even playing field...

2 Godless liberals...

Romney does not have the smooth sailing that Paul Ryan would have had...

Romney might win...

Obama might win...

Its a long way to Nov still and Romney is not exactly the ideal candidate...

anything could happen...

Feel free to jump up and down and gloat...

Im not going to gamble with you...

I wont spend a penny on Willard...

BTW Willard likes $10,000 bets ...he might join you...


76 posted on 08/18/2012 10:14:28 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Nervous Tick

Listen to you???? Oh please....you go and help destroy America with Romney. I work at the Naval Academy and very proud of it. Had ZERO to do with Obama but you sure can think so if you’d like...doesn’t matter to me a bit. Why don’t you get some conservative values....you might end up a nicer person.


77 posted on 08/18/2012 11:38:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Nervous Tick

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2920264/posts

If you had a percent of conservative in you, you would vote for this patriot. But we all know you love the Romney the liberal. God forbid you vote for a conservative. You haven’t before so why start.


78 posted on 08/18/2012 11:41:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

>> I work at the Naval Academy and very proud of it.

Yep, timmy geithner signs your checks. No wonder you’re so snotty and obnoxious to all those who would use their votes effectively to throw him and his marxist boss out! Follow the money.


79 posted on 08/19/2012 4:40:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Obamas got got 60% of the young people... many who turned 18 since 2008.....”

“....Willard is not popular.....”

“...Obama ... hasnt needed big crowds at rallies...he wasnt running against anyone...after the convention he can start spending money and then he might have bigger crowds...Willard is not getting big crowds on his own...
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You REALLY do need to get out into the real world more often and develop a better and less insular understanding of what’s going on. Obama has already sunk below 60% in polling of young people and continues falling.

And the winds (and they are gale force) are blowing more and more away from Obama and his minions. They are blowing in the direction of strong support for the Romney/Ryan ticket and support for conservative Republicans running for the US House and Senate. The outlook for substantially more conservative Republicans in the Senate is particularly bright.

As far as the size of crowds turning out for Romney (they are LARGE and he’s traveling alone) and the implication that Obama is not experiencing large crowds until he “start(s) spending money” “after the convention”? You REALLY, REALLY do need to get up on current events.

Have a better day.


80 posted on 08/19/2012 5:37:58 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Nervous Tick

Oh yeah. Big bucks. 1125 dollars every two weeks. Boy am I bringing in the big bucks. I chose to work there because it is a great place to work.


81 posted on 08/19/2012 7:18:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The most petty President in history. Everyday that goes by, he gets smaller and smaller.


82 posted on 08/19/2012 7:22:15 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Slings and Arrows

It sure does. Thanks Slings and Arrows.


83 posted on 08/19/2012 8:05:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

De nada, FRiend.


84 posted on 08/19/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hey I am not even voting for Romney. However, I saw the writing on the wall back in 2012 when the tea Party became reality. Those of us who are tea party members have not gone away, we have just gotten angrier. All that anger has festered and like a real bad zit, it’s ready to pop.

I remember the “70”s, and I remember being in the service when carter was elected. I also remember how bad things were when I finished my tour and needed a job. There were none to be had. Eventually thing got better, fact is they got real good for America, thanks to Reagan. So for the next 30 years I noticed how people forgot how bad things were. New generations came along and they claimed that the end of the business cycle was at hand.

So ever since the mid “90”s I have been telling those who not only thought the good times would never end, but they had no clue of how bad things were. I would tell them how I put in applications at businesses from Monday morning to Friday afternoon when I got out of the service. I never received one call for an opening. I was young, married, and I had three children I needed to care for.

Unemployment was all I had, but thank God it snowed a lot that winter, and I found myself paying rent and buying groceries with money I earned from shoveling snow. I did anything I could, and I was thankful to any one who would hire me, even for an hour. Then A man named Reagan came along and he was going to take on Carter, a man no one liked except the media and leftists. These people by the way tried to convince the voters that the bad economy was Nixon’s fault.

Reagan was behind by almost 20 point at this time in 1980, and everyone was saying he is toast and carter will breeze to a second term. Well, Reagan won, and the rest is history.

Now we have a country that is in worse shape than it was in the “70”s. Many of Obama’s supporters including the media wants us to think it is all bush’s fault, but human nature is to blame the man sitting in the Oval Office. We have a president that no one likes, except the media and the leftists. Again people are saying that the current president will win a second term.

Romney is already ahead of Obama in nationwide polling. In swings states Romney leads, in states Obama carried Romney is tied, and now they have become the new swing states.

Consider these facts when thinking of November.

56% of Independents voted Republican in the 2010 off year election, things are worse and Obama is more arrogant. So if anything changes it will be more Independents pulling the lever for the republican nominee regardless of who it is.

40% of the young voters are pulling for Romney, the other 60% may not even show up at the polls.

25% of blacks wanted someone else to run for the Democrat ticket. I am guessing that while they will probably not vote for Romney, they will just not vote at all. This will be disastrous for down ticket white Democrats who have grown accustomed to the black vote keeping them in Washington.

Almost 50% of Senior Citizens voted republican in 2010, even more are unhappy with Obama now, and they like Ryan’s plans.

I could go on and on, but those are the 4 categories that a Democrat candidate needs to hold with big numbers to win the presidency.

Romney will win, and big. Let us thank God he chose Ryan as his mate. Imagine if Reagan had chosen Kemp instead of Bush. When Romney is finished we will be moving to the right, not the left.

I am a realist, not a wishfull thinker.


85 posted on 08/20/2012 7:06:45 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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