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  • Five Takeaways from Ted Cruz's Iowa Bus Tour

    01/10/2016 1:59:35 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to a crowd gathered at Kings Christian Bookstore in Boone, Iowa, on Jan. 4, 2016. Cruz kicked off a six-day, 28-county bus tour across Iowa in a push to reach out to voters before the state's first-in-the-nation caucus on Feb. 1. (Photo by Rebecca F. Miller) WAVERLY, Iowa — After logging hundreds of miles on Iowa's snow-dusted roads last week, Ted Cruz ended his massive bus tour of the state Saturday night on a lighter note with the media he so often criticizes. "I'm tempted to announce that we're going to launch another six days...
  • Ted Cruz Enjoys — and Endures — the Iowa Frontrunner's Life

    01/06/2016 1:55:22 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to a crowd gathered at Prime Time Restaurant in Guthrie Center, Iowa on Monday, January 4, 2016. (Photo by Rebecca F. Miller) SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — There are the perks: the swelling crowds spilling out the back, the luxurious-looking bus shuttling you through the snow-dusted cornfields and the media stampede trailing you everywhere.Then there are the less desirables: the constant broadsides courtesy of rivals big and small, the logistical headaches on and off the road, and well, the media stampede trailing you everywhere you go. Such is Ted Cruz's life as the Republican frontrunner in this critical...
  • On Bus Tour, Cruz Looks to Close the Deal With Iowans

    01/04/2016 12:51:14 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) BOONE, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday morning launched a six-day swing through Iowa, looking to close the deal with voters in the state where he bas become the leader of the Republican presidential pack.“This is January,” the Texan told supporters crammed into a Christian bookstore here. “The time for the media bickering back and forth – that’s come and gone. The time for...
  • The Brief: Cruz Goes to Iowa, Now With Frontrunner Status

    01/04/2016 6:28:46 AM PST · by Isara · 27 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) The Big Conversation Ted Cruz returns to Iowa today to kick off a six-day bus tour of the key early voting state. He also enters the week, as the Tribune's Patrick Svitek reported Sunday, "as a bona fide frontrunner and all the scrutiny — fair and unfair — that comes with it."That scrutiny includes attacks by his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination as well as outside groups. Svitek's report singled out attempts by Mike Huckabee and his allies to...
  • Cruz Heads Back to Iowa as a Frontrunner — and as a Target

    01/03/2016 9:37:10 AM PST · by Isara · 63 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Presidential contender and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with a supporter at the opening of his first Iowa office in Urbandale, Iowa on Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) The last time Ted Cruz campaigned in Iowa, about a month ago, things were looking up: A recent poll had shown him rocketing to second place in the Republican presidential race there. Everywhere he went, he was greeted by crowds eager to see a candidate on the rise. While there have been no signs since then that Cruz's momentum in Iowa has slowed, he will head back to the Hawkeye State...
  • Join Ted Cruz in Iowa! (January 4 - 9)

    12/31/2015 2:22:26 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies ^ | December 31, 2015
    Monday – January 4th10:00 am - Boone King's Christian Bookstore 1325 SE Marshall St. Boone, IA 50036RSVP Here12:45 pm - Carroll Charlie's Steakhouse at the Carrollton Inn 1730 US Highway 71 North Carroll, IA 51401RSVP Here3:30 pm - Guthrie Center Prime Time Restaurant 217 State St. Guthrie Center, IA 50115RSVP Here6:00 pm - Winterset Winterset Stage 405 East Madison Winterset, IA 50273RSVP Here10:45 pm – Missouri Valley Penny's Diner 128 Willow Rd. Missouri Valley, IA 51555RSVP HereTuesday, January 5th11:00 am - Onawa Onawa Library 707 Iowa Ave. Onawa, IA 51040RSVP Here2:15 pm - Cherokee Danny's Sports Spot 1013 South 2nd...
  • Ted Cruz will take to the roadways of Iowa for six-day bus tour in January

    12/26/2015 12:55:04 PM PST · by Isara · 34 replies
    KWWL ^ | Dec 26, 2015
    DES MOINES (KWWL) - Republican presidential hopeful and Texas senator Ted Cruz will take to Iowa for a six-day road trip in January.According to the Des Moines Register,Cruz and his staff are putting the finishing touches on the"Cruzin' to Caucus Iowa Bus Tour" that will take the candidate to 36 Iowa counties fromJanuary 4-9.A tentative schedule includes visits toChickasaw County, Winneshiek County,Allamakee County,Clayton County,Fayette County,Bremer County,Butler County andMarion County among others. Cruz plans to be on the eastern side of the Hawkeye State to finish out the bus tour, with stops to those counties slated for Friday, January 8 and...
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz Wraps Up Bus Tour,Talks Immigration,Religious Liberty,VA Reform

    08/14/2015 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | August 14, 2015 | Kelli Serio And Kipp Jones
    TULSA Wrapping up a bus tour of the southeastern United States with multiple stops in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) finished a series of sold-out shows strong in Tulsa Thursday night, before heading off for an event in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Gov. Sarah Palin: Hillarys 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 nations 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 Cains 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 Marthas Vineyard was the PR debacle of President Obamas 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 Obamas 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 whats next on his agenda. One could be forgiven for believing that these are less about pushing the presidents 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 its own oxygen supply, the President has made the rounds for these speeches in a...
  • Obama Didnt 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 wasnt 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. Its 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 Obamas 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. Im 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.Thats 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.Youve 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 Obamas 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 hes 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 Trumans 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. Ill 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 dont 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 presidents 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 its 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 wasnt 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 its 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 Obamas three-day bus tour of the Midwestern heartland already has earned a nickname. Its 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. Whats 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 nobodys 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 hes 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, its 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 hell board the bus for a 45-minute drive down to Cannon Falls, Minn. The town, which lies halfway between the Twin Cities and Rochester, Minnesotas 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 hasnt topped 8 percent in more than a year, and only rose above...
  • President Obamas 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. Its not that Obama is overwhelmingly unpopular, despite the lousy economy: Before this weeks 39 percent Gallup approval rating, the lowest of his term, hes 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...