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  • Gov. Sarah Palin: Hillary’s Bus Tour Seems Familiar

    04/16/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | April 16, 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
     Sarah Palin Politician · Hmmm, as people all over the country are reminding each other, this Hillary Scooby-Doo Tour thing sure looks familiar. We're flattered the liberals think the idea is really keen! Since it's ‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬, it's also pretty keen to thank the democrats for taking a page out of our playbook and also to share the picturesque, sincere, no-media "One Nation" RV trek of ours a few years ago. From way up North in the natural resource-rich state of Alaska down to the inspirational, loud and patriotic Rolling Thunder Rally in DC to a calm clambake on a cool New...
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November.For the complete tour schedule, click here. This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • Support Mark Neumann Bus Tour [Tea Party Express: WI and MO]

    08/05/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Syncro · 101 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff
    Support Mark Neumann Bus Tour Posted on August 5, 2012 August 7th – August 9th, 2012 Day 1: Tuesday, August 7th La Crosse, WI – 2:00-2:45 PMEau Claire, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM Day 2: Wednesday, August 8th Superior, WI – 8:30-9:00 AMWausau, WI – 1:30-2:00 PMMadison, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM Day 3: Thursday, August 9th Milwaukee, WI – 10:00-10:45 AMFond du Lac, WI – 12:45-1:15 PMAppleton, WI – 3:15-3:45 PMGreen Bay/ De Pere, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM  
  • Obama Betting On America To Make The Same Mistake Twice

    07/05/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 13 replies ^ | 07/05/12 | CaroleL
    The overall campaign slogan for President Barack Obama's re-election effort is Forward as in please don't look back at my record because I've failed miserably. His current two-day bus tour of northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania has a slogan too: Betting on America as in I'm betting I can get enough Americans to fall for empty promises and meaningless platitudes again in spite of my miserable record. At his first stop in Maumee, Ohio, our Candidate-in-Chief told the crowd, "I'm betting you're not going to lose interest. I'm betting you're not going to lose heart. I still believe in you,...
  • AP source: Obama to make first campaign bus trip

    06/27/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 27, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ramping up a fresh phase of his re-election bid with a bus tour next week, focusing more on direct engagement with voters and less on ritzy fundraisers. Obama's two-day road trip through Pennsylvania and Ohio, two key battleground states in the November election, kicks off July 5, a campaign official said. It will be the president's first bus tour of the 2012 campaign.
  • Restoring the American Dream Bus Tour Launches April 27th [Tea Party Express](Pics #44)

    04/12/2012 4:13:01 PM PDT · by Syncro · 61 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 04/10/2012 | Amy Kremer
    . Dear Tea Party Activists,   The Tea Party Express team is excited to announce the “Restoring the American Dream” national bus tour. . Click here for a complete tour schedule . It is so very important that we all come together this year and confront the failed leadership and policies of President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate.  We cannot do it without your support –   As we are sure you all know by now, we must take the gavel out of the hand of Harry Reid. This tour will make stops in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,...
  • Perry Ground Game: An Old-Fashioned Bus Tour

    12/13/2011 3:28:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 13, 2011 | Ben Philpott and Jay Root
    DES MOINES, Iowa — If Iowa voters are going to give Gov. Rick Perry the “second look” he wants, there's not much time for browsing. With just three weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, the governor is embarking on an old-fashioned bus tour through the Hawkeye State, hoping his natural ability to connect with voters will keep his struggling campaign alive. Perry has scheduled nearly 50 events between Wednesday and Jan. 2. By the time the tour ends, he will have visited some 42 towns and cities. “Being on a bus in a state like Iowa, it just allows...
  • Cain Goes Big

    10/29/2011 2:28:59 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 118 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/28/11 | Robert Costa
    October 28, 2011 1:00 P.M. Cain Goes Big His top advisers plot a path to the nomination. Mark Block and Linda Hansen, Herman Cain’s senior advisers, tell National Review Online that Cain will soon hold a series of “major town-hall meetings” in early primary states.
  • Obama to stop in Emporia, Hampton on bus tour (VA and NC)

    10/14/2011 8:21:48 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    President Barack Obama will stop in Emporia on Tuesday and spend the night in Hampton as part of his three-day swing-state bus tour to promote the American Jobs Act, the White House announced Thursday night. On Monday, the president will begin the bus tour in Asheville, N.C. He will deliver remarks at the Asheville Regional Airport and at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, N.C., before spending Monday night in the Greensboro area. On Tuesday morning, the president will stop in Jamestown, N.C., before heading to Emporia. The White House has not released the itinerary for Wednesday, the last...
  • Obama Going on Another Bus Tour!

    09/14/2011 6:55:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies
    CNN via Fox Nation ^ | Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    Senior administration officials said Obama would spend most of the rest of 2011 making his case for Congress to pass the jobs plan, including taking his message outside Washington as he did Tuesday. In addition, Obama will schedule another bus tour like a recent three-state swing and target regional media outlets with advertisements, the administration officials said. Read more: at CNN
  • The Obama Bus Fraud

    08/30/2011 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 32 replies ^ | August 30 2011 | J.HAYWARD
    Almost eclipsed by the PR disaster of his lavish vacation at Martha’s Vineyard was the PR debacle of President Obama’s “listening tour,” in which he blasted through small towns in a gigantic motorcade dominated by two million-dollar Canadian buses, pausing to give political speeches before hand-picked audiences. Although clearly a part of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, this was all funded by the U.S. taxpayer, and the expense was enormous. It turns out it might have been even more enormous than we thought, because the whole “bus tour” was a gigantic fraud. As related by Rob Port at Say Anything: White...
  • President Obama has Tour Buses Flown to Stump Speeches

    08/30/2011 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 58 replies
    RedState ^ | Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Ben Howe
    President Obama has been touring all over the midwest these past few weeks, giving speeches to crowds of fans, anxious to hear what’s next on his agenda. One could be forgiven for believing that these are less about pushing the president’s current agenda, and more about launching the reelection campaign, however this is a charge that the administration adamantly denies. But there is a very simple reason that this is viewed as more of a campaign effort. Boasting bulletproof windows, five inch thick doors, and it’s own oxygen supply, the President has made the rounds for these speeches in a...
  • Obama Didn’t Actually Ride The Bus On His So Called "Bus Tour"

    08/29/2011 7:05:51 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 97 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | August 28th | Angella Philips
    This is really disgusting! The so called “Bus Tour” was not a bus tour at all ! An AP reporter said that Obama might have ridden these expensive buses only one mile at each stop. Therefore, it wasn’t really a "BUS TOUR"! Obamaspent most of the “BUS TOUR” on an airplane traveling between stops. Itlooks like Obama has scammed the American people again........with the help of the liberal media. It’s no damn telling just how much this "show" cost the American taxpayer.
  • Riding a Bus to Save One Job..

    08/21/2011 3:52:05 PM PDT · by VU4G10 ^ | Matt Kibbe
    President Obama just concluded his three-day, three-state campaign bus tour across battleground states where he desperately needs to win re-election. While White House Communication Director Dan Pfeiffer called it a "rural economic bus tour," a more accurate name would be the “One Job Saved or Created Tour.” Our unpopular president, who faces an all-time low approval rating of 39 percent, came off the road show looking particularly desperate to save his own job regardless of the cost to overburdened taxpayers. Read more:

    08/19/2011 5:48:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Name Obama’s Bus… OBAMA'S OPERATION ROLLING BLUNDER As usual, I missed the Twitter hashtag meme from a few nights ago. It solicited names for President Obama's bus tour of battleground states that will operate at -- what else? -- taxpayer expense. My favorites? 20. Downgrade One 19. End of an Error Tour 18. 57 States 17. We have to ride it to know what's in it 16. Spinning the Future 15. Obama, the Bachmann Slayer 14. Continental Failways.13. The "Bus-driver acted stupidly" tour 12. Debt Race 2012 11. Titanic on wheels 10. StimuBus 9. America Under the Bus Tour...
  • Video of the buses! One is RED! Also... good music on video.

    08/17/2011 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 31 replies
    Youtube. ^ | 08/15/11 | kristinjohnson
  • Obama Drops By The County Fair

    08/17/2011 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 17, 2011 | Mary Bruce
    ATKINSON, ILLINOIS -- President Obama is spending the last day of his Midwest bus tour in Illinois, the state that launched his political career. This morning, on his way to the first of two town halls that he will participate in today, the president made a detour to visit the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison, Ill. After greeting some of the people visiting the fair, the president stopped by the dairy cow contest. “I’m probably not the guy to judge this stuff,” Obama said. Obama then posed for pictures and worked the ropeline, signing autographs as he went along. “I...
  • Obama's Bus Tour Is Way More Modest Than Reports Suggest...

    08/17/2011 12:12:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies · 2+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-17-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    In my humble opinion...
  • Obama's State-of-the-Art Tour Bus Made in Canada

    08/17/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Obama's State-of-the-Art Tour Bus Made in Canada Published August 17, 2011 | New York Post WASHINGTON -- President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost U.S. jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The New York Post has learned. The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts. It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands.
  • Mr.L: Sarah Palin's Bus Vs. Obama's Death Star- Know the Difference

    08/16/2011 10:22:27 PM PDT · by curth · 56 replies
    Mr L's Tavern ^ | 8/16/2011 | Mr L
    See anything different about the two buses? Which bus would you like to ride in? What bus most resembles all that's patriotic and good about America? In 2008, Obama didn't want to wear a flag pin, didn't want to salute the flag-- in 2012 he refuses to have any patriotic symbols on his rolling black menace!
  • Rush Limbaugh: NBC News reporters in Obama's derriere?

    08/16/2011 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 15, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to the national news media's perceived affection for President Obama, radio giant Rush Limbaugh has a unique way of describing the love. Rush Limbaugh On today's broadcast, as he analyzed NBC News coverage of Obama's bus tour in Midwestern states, Limbaugh said, "I don't know of a classy way of saying this." "Next time Obama has a colonoscopy, I wonder who they'll find in there. Which NBC personality will show up first?" His comments came after listening to discussion between NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd, the network's chief White House correspondent...
  • Name Obama's Bus Contest

    08/16/2011 3:44:25 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 199 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-16-11 | self
    Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama in advance of the president's bus tour of midwestern states Monday, derisively calling it the "Magical Misery Tour," a play on the iconic 1967 Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour." The NY Post called it The Magical Misery Tour, but I think the bus itself needs to be named.
  • DUmmie FUnnies Writer First to Coin 'Magical Misery Tour'

    08/16/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 16, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    So who was the first to coin Barack Obama's "non-campaign" campaign bus tour as "Magical Misery Tour?" Was it Mitt Romney or Rush Limbaugh? Answer: Neither. The first person documented to have so coined the bus tour was my DUmmie FUnnies co-author  Charles Henrickson as you can see documented in his August 9 Free Republic post:#57 (same number as the number of states in the Obama States of America).  Charles also posted a DUmmie FUnnies edition on August 14 by that same name which included a parody song about the "Magical Misery Tour" sung to the tune of Magical Mystery...
  • Obama's midwest bus tour message backfires

    08/16/2011 2:54:22 PM PDT · by americanophile · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 August 2011 | Daniel Denvir
    While on a bus tour this week across a midwest ravaged by deindustrialisation, President Barack Obama has ironically been touting job-killing free trade agreements. Mitt Romney deemed the road trip, which goes through an archipelago of shuttered factories and mills, as Obama's "Magical Misery Tour", though the former governor and CEO would undoubtedly promote the same free trade policies even more fervently. Obama won Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois in 2008, but is set to lose them in 2012 if he remains on the free trade bandwagon. Last week, he visited Michigan, the epicentre of American manufacturing's decimation. A May report...
  • Obama on tour: ‘I make no apologies for being reasonable’

    08/16/2011 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    DECORAH, Iowa — Hitting back against an emboldened GOP, President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on the Republican presidential field, criticizing his potential 2012 rivals for their blanket opposition to any deficit-cutting compromise involving new taxes.“That’s just not common sense,” Obama told the crowd at a town hall-style meeting in Cannon Falls, Minn., as he kicked off a three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.“You’ve got to be willing to compromise to move the country forward,” the president said later in the day as he delivered the same message at a town hall in Decorah, Iowa.
  • Rolling Blunder

    08/16/2011 7:56:56 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 16, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    More nicknames have emerged for President Obama’s heartland bus tour: Rolling Blunder, Bus Force One, Running on Empty, America Under the Wheels, Hell on Wheels, Beast Bus. All courtesy of talk radio, the conservative blogosphere, fierce Republicans and — astonishingly enough — National Public Radio, which came up with the Beast Bus. “The debt end bus tour … and a president who is really the campaigner-in-chief here of America. All he’s doing is campaigning,” says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
  • Obama may run Truman-style 2012 campaign

    08/16/2011 5:42:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is eyeing a 2012 campaign modeled on President Harry Truman’s 1948 successful re-election campaign against Congress. First, however, the White House will send to Capitol Hill an assortment of ‘economy-boosting’ legislation in a package that may include a major overhaul of the tax code. “I’ll be putting forward, when they come back in September, a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs, and to control our deficit,” Obama told a friendly audience at a Decorah, Minnesota campaign-event on Monday. “My attitude is, get it done … [but] if they don’t get it done, then...
  • Tea party activist takes on Obama during town hall meeting in Iowa

    08/16/2011 5:08:21 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 15, 2011 | Dave Boyer
    DECORAH, Iowa — President Obama was confronted by a tea party activist Monday night who wanted to know how Mr. Obama can call for compromise with Republicans while Democrats accuse the tea party of being “terrorists.” Ryan Rhodes, a leader of the group in Iowa, challenged Mr. Obama during the president’s open-air town hall meeting in Decorah, a town of 8,200 in the northeast corner of Iowa, as the president was taking questions from a mostly friendly audience. The tense moment came soon after Mr. Obama had told the crowd that he views himself as the reasonable one in dealing...
  • Obama bus catches buzz on the Web

    08/15/2011 7:52:19 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    The Looout ^ | 8-15-11 | Claudine Zap
    .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...
  • SARAH PALIN: A Humbling Reminder of Our Duty

    08/15/2011 5:41:24 PM PDT · by onyx · 70 replies
    We spent a very moving day in Kansas City, Missouri, where it’s easy to remember what really matters, because here we have the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial. The Liberty Memorial Tower is dedicated “In honor of those who served in the World War in defense of liberty and our country.” Reading the many memorial inscriptions while standing in the rain was a somber and humbling reminder of the sacrifices young Americans made nearly a century ago in distant battlefields so far from home. So many of them never returned from those fields in France and...
  • Secret Service using new $1.1 million buses for Obama Midwest trip (Taxpayer funded campaign buses)

    08/15/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    washington post ^ | 8/15/2011 | ap
    President Barack Obama is traveling the Midwest on a new $1.1 million bus purchased by the Secret Service, 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. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan emphasized that the bus wasn’t purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future. He said the agency has not previously had buses in its fleet and was overdue to get some since it’s had to protect politicians traveling by bus for decades.
  • You Pay for the Obama Bus Tour

    08/15/2011 3:14:43 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies ^ | 8/15/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Today Obama will go out amongst the peoples on a listen tour to learn (after almost three years) what is bothering the people. No jobs. Then he's gonna finally figure out what the people want: jobs! And then he's going to ask them what they need: jobs! He doesn't need to leave Washington for this. Now, all presidents have used photo-ops to gain favor, but no president in our history has had such little respect for your intelligence as to do something this absurd, to go on a listen tour. You know what they're gonna hope to...
  • Naming Obama's bus tour.

    08/08/2011 8:33:24 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 167 replies
    Dana Perino
    Did anyone catch Dana's list on The Five today? She has a contest going on Twitter for the most clever names for Bam's useless upcoming bus tour. She had to rush through the segment but the ones she mentionned were hilarious.
  • New Buses for Obama's 'Tour' Cost Taxpayers Millions

    08/15/2011 9:42:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 115 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 15, 2011
    By Josh Gerstein, Politico The Secret Service has revealed to Talking Points Memo that the government has purchased two armored buses for use by President Barack Obama and Republican candidates in the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond.
  • Greyhound One

    08/15/2011 9:30:58 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 48 replies
    The washington Times ^ | Aug. 15, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    President Obama’s three-day bus tour of the Midwestern heartland already has earned a nickname. It’s “Greyhound One” according to observant wags at and elsewhere in the conservative blogosphere. Most are irked that Mr. Obama and his strategists have borrowed a page from the tea party playbook. What’s better than a campaign-style bus tour to impart a message of frugality and kitchen-table economics? But wait. Though the excursion is packaged with humble appeal, it looks like nobody’s sleeping on the bus. The White House has reserved the entire historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa, and 60 rooms at nearby Luther...
  • Rebranding Obama's buscapade

    08/15/2011 12:12:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/15/11 | JULIE MASON
    Obama arrived in Minnesota earlier today. "I am very pleased to be out of Washington," he said. White House press secretary Jay Carney bridled at the notion that the three-day bus tour, which traverses three battleground states Obama won in 2008, had anything to do with the fact that he’s struggling to maintain support in those states ahead of the 2012 contest. Carney said it was ridiculous to suggest that “anytime the president leaves Washington, it’s campaigning,” and that Obama was “doing what presidents do, going out into the country.”
  • Obama's Civil War

    08/15/2011 11:40:50 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 12 replies ^ | 08/15/11 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama opened his three-state bus tour today in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. After his all too familiar speech in which he blamed Japanese tsunamis, Arab springs and his political opposition for the failure of his own economic policies, he ended by saying "I'm here to enlist you in a fight. We are fighting for the future of our country and that is a fight that we are going to win. That is a promise that I make with your help." If, as his spokesmen claim this is not a campaign jaunt but a normal part of "doing what presidents...
  • President Obama Begins Bus Tour in Minnesota (fueled by Big Oil - flies in on his private jet)

    08/15/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    KTVN ^ | 8/15/11
    President Obama Begins Bus Tour in MinnesotaUpdated: Aug 15, 2011 12:47 PM EDT President Barack Obama has set out from St. Paul, Minn., on a three-day bus tour that will give him a chance to hear directly from a public frustrated with Washington even as Republican presidential hopefuls ramp up their campaigning. Air Force One landed midmorning at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Obama disembarked under sunny skies and greeted a small crowd at a rope line. He then boarded an unmarked black bus for a 40-minute drive south to Cannon Falls, Minn., for a town hall event. Obama's first...
  • First Stops on Obama's Bus Tour Are Economically Healthy Towns

    08/15/2011 8:51:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/15/2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    President Obama kicks off his Midwest bus tour at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday, where he’ll board the bus for a 45-minute drive down to Cannon Falls, Minn. The town, which lies halfway between the Twin Cities and Rochester, Minnesota’s two largest cities, will be the site of his first town hall. Bolstered by the job security provided by the nearby Mayo Clinic in Rochester and its proximity to the largest population center, Cannon Falls fared relatively will during the recession. Unemployment in Goodhue County hasn’t topped 8 percent in more than a year, and only rose above...
  • President Obama’s vision problem

    08/15/2011 8:41:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies ^ | 8-15-11 | ENN THRUSH
    Of all the presidents to occupy the Oval Office in recent years, Barack Obama would seem the least likely to be wrestling with what President George H.W. Bush so unforgettably called “the vision thing.” But Obama, who ran on inspiration and transformation in 2008, has spent two-and-half years trudging through a morass of economic, foreign policy and political crises, often at the expense of projecting a consistent, compelling vision for the country. It’s not that Obama is overwhelmingly unpopular, despite the lousy economy: Before this week’s 39 percent Gallup approval rating, the lowest of his term, he’s been hovering in...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-14-11 ("Magical Misery Tour": DUmmies throw Obama's bus tour under the bus)

    08/14/2011 5:35:48 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 60 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 14, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Hiya, cousin. . . . You say you're down because the economy is in the crapper? You say you're unemployed and you can't find a job? And you're worried about next year's elections, because President Obama's approval rating has dipped under 40% for the first time? Is that what's bothering you, bunkie? WELL, LIFT UP YOUR HEAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD TO A BREAD LINE NEAR YOU! WHY, IT'S PRESIDENT OBAMA ON A BUS! WHOOPEEEE!!! Yes, starting tomorrow, everything will be right with the world once again, as President Barack Obama embarks on...
  • Palin in Springfield, IL (Sunday morning)

    08/14/2011 9:58:40 AM PDT · by Spirit of Liberty · 14 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | 8/14/2011 | SarahPAC
    Good Sunday Morning! Posted on August 14, 2011 Good morning from Springfield, Illinois! We had another great day yesterday traveling through the Midwest. We stopped to walk in the footsteps of Ronald Wilson Reagan at his alma mater Eureka College, enjoyed fried chicken at a local restaurant that “Dutch” frequented, and crossed on a few dirt roads following field after field of corn and soybeans. Our country is an extraordinarily beautiful place. But the people here are everything. As Reagan said, “The most valuable lesson I learned at Eureka is that every individual makes a difference.” Individuals can make a...
  • Palin's bus spotted in Moline

    08/11/2011 9:39:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WHBF-TV ^ | August 11, 2011 | Meaghan Corson
    Sarah Palin's bus has been parked in Moline all day long, and it was creating quite a buzz. The question was is she actually in town? Well, she was not in town. The bus driver was told to go to Moline and wait for further instructions. Palin's bus was tucked behind Benjamin Franklin Crafts in Moline. Even though you could not see it from the main road, folks were still finding it. "I think that it spreads quickly. I think that it's really one person saw it, couple more people. But truthfully we haven't had much interest through the store,"...
  • Jay Carney vs. Jay Carney: Attacked Bush's 2001 'Heartland Tour,' Defends Obama's 2011 Midwest

    08/11/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/11/11 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Jay Carney, meet Jay Carney.In 2001, the then-Time magazine reporter wrote a snarky piece criticizing President George W. Bush's month-long vacation that was billed as a "Home to the Heartland" tour. But almost exactly 10 years later Carney, now the Obama White House's press secretary, is defending President Barack Obama's Midwest job-creation tour and vacation at Martha's Vineyard."I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the President would spend some time with his family," claimed Carney at a recent press briefing.But that's exactly what he, as a private citizen working for Time,
  • Sarah Palin to Re-Launch Bus Tour in Iowa Tomorrow

    08/10/2011 5:30:17 PM PDT · by Al B. · 35 replies ^ | August 10, 2011
    ABC News has confirmed that Sarah Palin will re-launch her “One Nation” bus tour in Iowa tomorrow, the same day that Republican presidential contenders will take the stage for a debate in Ames, Iowa. [...] A SarahPAC fundraising email obtained by ABC News details the former Alaska governor’s plans to “meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week.” “The heartland is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation's heart, history, and founding principles,” Palin writes in the email....
  • Always Proud (New Sarah Palin video promoting Midwest bus tour)

    08/10/2011 3:40:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | SarahPalinAK
    55 second video features clips of Presidents Lincoln, Truman and Reagan. Bus tour to hit Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.
  • Palin bus tour to roll into Iowa

    08/10/2011 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 391 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/10/2011 | Peter Hamby
    After a nearly three-month hiatus, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to crash the presidential party once again with a heartland-themed re-launch of her "One Nation" bus tour this week in Iowa, according to a Palin fundraising email obtained by CNN. Palin is bringing her Constitution-themed bus to the Iowa State Fair, just 30 miles south of where the Republican presidential field will take the stage on Thursday for a presidential debate in Ames. It's not yet clear which day the tour will begin, but her surprise arrival in Iowa will happen before the closely watched Ames straw poll....
  • President Obama Heading Out on 'Economic Bus Tour'

    08/10/2011 3:25:10 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | Fred Lucas and Susan Jones
    President Obama Heading Out on 'Economic Bus Tour' Wednesday, August 10, 2011 By Fred Lucas and Susan Jones wheat farming, farm President Obama is heading to farm country on Aug. 15, 2011. ( - Don't call it a campaign trip: On August 15-17, President Obama will travel to the Midwest on a "three-day economic bus tour," making stops in southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. "The President will discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly...
  • NY Times: A Test for Obama’s View of a One-Term Presidency

    08/10/2011 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2011 | By HELENE COOPER
    WASHINGTON — It was a year and a half ago when President Obama told Diane Sawyer of ABC News in an interview that he would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. Now, coming off one of his worst weeks since taking office, Mr. Obama is nearing a decision on whether he really meant that. The Federal Reserve’s finding on Tuesday that there is little prospect for rapid economic growth over the next two years was the latest in a summer of bad economic news. One administration official called the atmosphere around the president’s economic team...
  • Obama to visit Iowa, western Illinois, (MN) next week (Aug. 15-17 bus tour)

    08/09/2011 4:40:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | August 9, 2011 | Ed Tibbetts
    Font Size:Default font sizeLarger font sizePresident Barack Obama’s three-day Midwest bus tour will run through southern Minnesota, northeast Iowa and western Illinois, a White House official said Tuesday. The official said the president will “discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including local families and small business owners.”