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  • Obama's Big Black Bus Tour: Betting on America Wth YOUR Money

    07/06/2012 7:43:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-6-2012 | MOTUS
    “Obama set off on a two-day odyssey through battleground states Ohio and Pennsylvania, meant to stress his rescue of the iconic US auto industry and to contrast his empathy with the middle class to that of his opponent Mitt Romney.” H/T photo caption writer odyssey: 1: a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune 2: an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest And so we continue our “Betting on America” bus tour: In our Canadian made bus ...On the bright side, maybe Big Guy could school Jeff on how to use mathamagical numbers in business analysis....
  • Obama: Health care law 'is here to stay'

    07/05/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/5/12 | R.J. Epstein
    President Obama said that repealing his signature health care law is not an option. "I'll work with anybody who wants to work with me to continue to improve our health care system and our health care laws, but the law I passed is here to stay," Obama said at a campaign event in Ohio.
  • Obama Betting On America To Make The Same Mistake Twice

    07/05/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 13 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 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.
  • The Obama Bus Fraud

    08/30/2011 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 32 replies
    http://www.humanevents.com ^ | 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.
  • The Wizard of Oz-Bama

    08/21/2011 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/21/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    This relates the tale of the big, black scary bus tour ending in Martha's Vineyard to music from the Wizard of Oz.
  • Riding a Bus to Save One Job..

    08/21/2011 3:52:05 PM PDT · by VU4G10
    foxnews.com ^ | 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: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/08/18/riding-bus-to-save-one-job/#ixzz1Vhrydpiy
  • 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
    Hm.
  • 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...
  • Caption 'Darth Vader' Bus (vanity)

    08/17/2011 9:01:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Aug 17, 2011
  • Canucklehead Obama bus-ted! (PHOTOS)

    08/17/2011 9:02:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/17/11 | GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The 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. "That's the more luxurious model," Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.
  • Disastrous Obama goes on tour

    08/16/2011 8:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 15, 2011 | Steve Huntley
    President Barack Obama launched his Midwest bus tour Monday. Given the gravity of the economic mess the country is in, you’d think he’d be in Washington working every hour to come up with a program to get Americans back to work. Then again, given the disastrous results of what he’s done so far, maybe it’s better Obama is out in the country feeling some of the pain he’s caused instead of sitting at his desk coming up with more bad policies. The country is paying the price of electing a president who had little experience, no background in the private...
  • 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.
  • The Presidential Planner: Obama Wraps Up Bus Tour In Illinois

    08/17/2011 5:31:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 17, 2011 | by Mary Bruce
    President Obama wraps up his Midwest bus tour today in the state that launched his political career, Illinois. Obama will hold two town halls today in his home state, stopping first in Atkinson, Ill., at the Wyffels Hybrids Production Facility and then in Alpha, Ill., at the Country Corner Farm. Expect the president to also make more surprised stops along the road. Tonight the president will return to Washington before heading out to Martha's Vineyard with his family tomorrow for ten days of R&R.
  • Obama’s Frightening Bus Tour (Massive Motorcade video)

    08/16/2011 3:46:35 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 79 replies · 2+ views
    If you have children, don’t let them see this. Put on one of the Friday the 13th movies for them and watch it yourself. This is some great video of the Obama Spookymobile cruising through some town in Minnesota. As a reporter I’ve seen and been in a lot of presidential motorcades, and I’ve never seen anything this long. There must be an army a secret service along for the ride – undoubtably a good idea – as well as a slew of White House staff. Looks expensive. Thanks to Granny Jan who blogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty...
  • Obama Enlists Iowans In Fight To End Partisan Gridlock

    08/16/2011 3:41:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 16, 2011 | by Mary Bruce
    PEOSTA, IOWA – At the White House Rural Economic Forum in Iowa today, President Obama made his case to “enlist” Iowans in the fight to end partisan gridlock in Washington, which he said is to blame for the lack of economic growth. “The only thing that is holding us back is our politics… The refusal of a faction in Congress to put country ahead of party. And that has to stop. Our economy cannot afford it,” Obama said at the Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa. The president is spending the second day of his three-state Midwest bus tour...
  • 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 Kicks Off Second Day of Bus Tour With Breakfast With Small Business Owners

    08/16/2011 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 16, 2011 | by Mary Bruce
    President Obama is spending the second day of his Midwest economic bus tour in Iowa focusing on rural jobs and the economy, starting with a surprise stop for breakfast with small business owners. Following a quick morning workout at the Team Rehab gym in Decorah, President Obama was off and rolling through Iowa en route to Peosta. The president’s 26-vehicle motorcade passed through Garnavillo and Calmar, before stopping in Guttenberg, Iowa, for breakfast at Rausch’s Cafe. The president is now rolling to Peosta, Iowa, for the White House Rural Economic Forum, where Obama is expected to announce several initiatives aimed...
  • Obama Attacks GOP Candidates--On Tax-Funded Bus Trip Through Battleground States

    08/16/2011 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Justaham · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8-16-11 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama attacked the Republican presidential candidates Monday as part of a taxpayer-funded bus tour that the White House insists is not campaign-related. The president’s three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois is supposed to focus on jobs. But during a town hall meeting in Cannon Falls, Minn., Obama mentioned last Thursday’s Republican debate in Ames, Iowa, and he criticized the candidates for saying they would not accept any deficit-reduction deal that includes tax increases. “I know it’s not election season yet,” Obama said two days after the GOP’s Ames straw poll, “but I just have to mention,...
  • Obama's Battle Bus No Symbol of Hope ["mortuary van"]

    08/16/2011 7:51:02 AM PDT · by thouworm · 112 replies
    BBC via Drudge ^ | 08-16-12 | Mark Mardell
    Big, blocky, black, with painted-out windows, it looks more like a police mortuary van than a symbol of hope arriving on your street.... Part of Obama's message is that it is not his recession, not his fault. It's the blame game.
  • 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...
  • Unleashed from Washington, Obama declares war on House Republicans

    08/16/2011 7:04:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama, on the road and seemingly excited to be there, unleashed an assault on Congress and his Republican rivals, accusing them of making the economy worse and threatening their political futures. In nakedly political terms, Obama spoke repeatedly about challenging Congress in next year's elections if they refuse to compromise with him on the economy, and he took thinly veiled swipes at his Republican opponents. As the president embarked on his Midwestern bus tour, stopping in Minnesota and Iowa and small businesses along the way, he fired off his most intense criticism of Congress yet, warning lawmakers they will...
  • Unleashed from Washington, Obama declares war on House Republicans (On the dole again...)

    08/16/2011 7:09:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/15/11 | Sam Youngman
    Unleashed from Washington, Obama declares war on House RepublicansBy Sam Youngman - 08/15/11 09:25 PM ET President Obama, on the road and seemingly excited to be there, unleashed an assault on Congress and his Republican rivals, accusing them of making the economy worse and threatening their political futures. In nakedly political terms, Obama spoke repeatedly about challenging Congress in next year's elections if they refuse to compromise with him on the economy, and he took thinly veiled swipes at his Republican opponents. As the president embarked on his Midwestern bus tour, stopping in Minnesota and Iowa and small businesses along...
  • Obama, on tour, declares he has a jobs plan (Where has it been hiding for 3 years?)

    08/16/2011 4:50:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/15/2011 | James Oliphant
    Reporting from Decorah, Iowa— In the clearest expression yet of his 2012 reelection strategy, President Obama said he would send a jobs package to Congress next month, ask lawmakers to pass it, and campaign against them if they refused. Obama made the declaration in a town-hall-style meeting in Iowa on Monday night. He is facing criticism for not advancing a bold strategy to bolster job growth and his reelection prospects. "I'll be putting forward a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control the deficit," Obama said on the first day of his three-day Midwest...
  • Donald Trump Demands Obama Campaign Pay For Bus Tour: ‘It’s A Fundraising Tour’

    08/15/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 15, 2011 | Frances Martel
    Add Donald Trump to the list of people that seem to have doubts about President Obama’s national tour. Speaking from his office with Greta van Susteren today, Trump argued that the President takes “more vacations than any human being I’ve ever seen” and that his “fundraising tour” should not fall into the hands of taxpayers, citing a lack of leadership on his part. Trump and Van Susteren went through a long list of topics– from China and OPEC to Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann– but began with the President’s tour. The August vacation, separately, Trump argued “sends a very,...
  • Fiery Exchange At Obama Town Hall

    08/15/2011 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Greta Van Susteren ^ | 8/15/11 | Ed Henry
    <p>DECORAH, Iowa – President Obama got into a heated back and forth with a Tea Party activist who demanded to know at the end of a town hall meeting here whether or not Vice President Biden had called members of the Tea Party “terrorists” during the debt ceiling debate.</p>
  • Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit

    08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Byron York
    At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas. And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle." "We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. "But over the last six months...
  • 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
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 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...
  • Obama traveling Midwest on new $1.1 million bus

    08/15/2011 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, August 15, 2011 5:01 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (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.
  • Obama to automakers: ‘You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks’

    08/15/2011 2:19:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 114 replies
    Obama to automakers: ‘You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks’ By Andrew Restuccia - 08/15/11 02:37 PM ET The country’s automakers should ditch their focus on SUVs and trucks in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, President Obama said Monday. “You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.” Obama has positioned the revival and reshaping...
  • What happened to the tickets to see Obama today?

    08/15/2011 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Dan Zachary · 41 replies
    my mind and local news | today | me
    All sorts of whackos were in my sleepy little town of Cannon Falls today. The area he was speaking in was surrounded by school buses to hide him from the crowds. Hillsides were guarded by police and secret service. Only way to see him was if you had one of the tickets given out yesterday. Interesting thing about the tickets was that there was supposed to be 500 for the locals to get-first come, first served. The local news said that about 120 were handed out before the crowds were turned away. Wonder what happened to the extra tickets? Anyways,...
  • 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,
  • Carney: Yeah, taxpayers will fund the Obama Midwest Jobs Tour

    08/04/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | august 4,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As I mentioned in the OOTD today, Barack Obama promised a new focus on jobs for about the 15th time in less than three years, shortly after the conclusion of the debt-ceiling deal. As part of that new focus, Obama plans a bus tour — an unusual mode of travel for an American President, but SOP for a presidential candidate working the crowds to bolster support. But when White House reporters quizzed press secretary Jay Carney about whether Obama or taxpayers would foot the bill for this whirlwind tour, Carney responded that “the air of cynicism is quite thick,” as...