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President Obama got in his bus that was mostly made in Canada and began a two-day “Betting on America” tour. The bad news is he’s been betting with our cash and credit, if he wins his cronies get the money, and if he loses our kids and grandkids get the bill.

From CNN:

He’ll make three stops on Thursday in small towns in Ohio: Maumee, Sandusky, and Parma where he will speak with voters about his accomplishments in his three years in office, including the bailout of the auto industry.

“The President will also talk with voters in their communities about the choice in this election – whether we want to grow our economy from the middle out, not the top town,” the Obama campaign released in a statement. “The President is rebuilding an economy meant to last – one that restores middle class security by investing in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure and reforms the tax code – steps which will create American jobs, responsibly pay down our debt and ensure everyone – from Wall Street to Main Street – plays by the same rules and pays their fair share.”

Coming from the same guy who bet on Solyndra and the stimulus, this doesn’t give me much confidence.

And now, a dramatic re-enactment of Obama betting on America (h/t @IowaHawkBlog):

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19 Responses to “Obama Embarks on ‘Betting on America’ Bus Tour”

  1. Truesoldier__ on July 5th, 2012 5:08 pm

    This story is just in time for yet another green energy boondoggle bankruptcy:

    A geothermal energy company with a $98.5 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration for an alternative energy project in Nevada — which received hearty endorsements from Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — faces financial problems, and the company’s auditors have questioned whether it can stay in business.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/4/li

    Meanwhile, the Obama campaign says for just $3 you can be entered to win a cup of coffee with Joe Biden:
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/joe-biden-wan

  2. Marshall_Will on July 5th, 2012 5:31 pm

    – one that restores middle class security by investing in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure and reforms the tax code – steps which…

    Reform the tax code. Really mister pResidente`? Reform, you mean like blow it up!? Kewl. Will 'my' taxes go down? Kewl….

  3. backwoodsconsr on July 5th, 2012 6:07 pm

    Shouldn't that be the "Shitting on America" tour?

  4. Marshall_Will on July 5th, 2012 6:29 pm

    This story is just in time for yet another green energy boondoggle bankruptcy:

    And it's not even Friday… Hell I guess w/ many folks having the bal. of the week off, voluntarily or otherwise, a nod's as good as wink to a blind horse. And it keeps Carney's desk planner clear for the 6th?

  5. Marshall_Will on July 5th, 2012 7:24 pm

    Doug's sidebar on Corzine's Shame in the Hamptons worth every pop-up. Seems he's not getting the invites he once did? I guess bundlers are disposable. Sure 'looks' like a man headed for jail.

    This must be the phase in life where the only people showing any interest in you only want to write your fall from grace biography?

  6. jeffythequick on July 5th, 2012 7:29 pm

    Is this one of those bus tours where he has the bus flown in on a C-130, AF1 arrives, then he gets out and gets into the bus, does the stop, then back to AF1 for the next leg?

    I'm not sure, but I think even heavily armored Canadian busses get better gas mileage on the ground running than in the back of a C-130 being flown from town to town.

  7. backwoodsconsr on July 5th, 2012 8:26 pm

    Makes a real nice carbon footprint too, the hypocrite.

  8. Marshall_Will on July 5th, 2012 8:47 pm

    Unless it's in pieces, not going in a C-130. Bammie needs to be stylin' in at least a C-5 or C-17. NOW watch the meter roll! The noses articulate and the entire hydro sys. is bled down so it's roll-on/roll-off.

    What, a Frog-made Air Bus wasn't available? Looking back, in '08 Bamster's campaign was freaking SCARY. Now watching it is more like 'painful' or… awkward. Not really sure?

  9. jeffythequick on July 5th, 2012 9:49 pm

    I wouldn't be surprised if they used the Beluga to transport them all for the Betting on America tour…

  10. SignPainterGuy on July 5th, 2012 10:14 pm

    Yeah, I was thinking C-17, too ! Big, but they will land and take off at medium sized regional airports like near me. And they also, like C-130s, have rocket-assist for shortish take offs with the bonus of all that smoke for the extra carbon in-your-face footprint ! Heh !

    "Beluga"; Now yer talkin`, bigger than the puny Guppy !

  11. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 12:31 am

    O/T, Good joke I read today: Credited to Sam Elliot

    While hiking down along the border this morning, I saw a muslim extremist fall into the Rio Grande River. He was struggling to stay afloat with all the guns and bombs he was carrying. Along with him was a Mexican who was also struggling to stay afloat because of the huge backpack full of drugs he was carrying. If they didn`t get help, they`d surely drown. Being a good Texan and abiding by the law to help those in distress, I informed the El Paso County Sheriff`s Office and Homeland Security.

    It is now 4 pm, both have drowned, and neither authority has responded. I`m starting to think I wasted two stamps !

    (Brazenly stolen from bwc)

  12. jeffythequick on July 6th, 2012 11:08 am

    I get to work around the Dreamlifter… Now there's something big enough to take his ego around, and since there are 4 of them, they only have to make 5 trips each!
    <a href="http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=dreamlifter+pictures&id=13445908EBD9F76C9B0DF3267E646DE968C6A24D&FORM=IQFRBA&quot; target="_blank"&gt <a href="http://;http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=dreamlifter+p…” target=”_blank”>;http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=dreamlifter+p

    The guppy flew over my house last weekend when it was delivering the space shuttle sim to the Museum of Flight. Odd that it was up here, when Tukwila is in South Seattle, and I'm about 20 miles north.

    Oh well, it was a beautiful sight!

  13. backwoodsconsr on July 6th, 2012 11:24 am

    Thief!

  14. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 12:42 pm

    Always loved cruising up for Mariners' ( read White Sox ) games and the C-141's were so low on final it was as if you could reach out and -touch- the landing gear!

    Don't get me wrong, the C-130 is the most versatile and dutiful A/C in the inventory. I think the plan is to fly it into the year 2050. Configure as you see fit! GO Sky Pig..!

  15. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 12:45 pm

    Jokes that good are never "OT".

    A re-write should include Falcon Lake, a widow on a jetski, tequila ( wtf? ) and a drunk midget wearing a sombrero on a donkey.

  16. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 2:57 pm

    Nice link to the pix gallery, but someone needs to go thru and re-do some labeling; even the pic of 2 Jeeps was labeled "Dream Lifter" and the Russian Antinov thing that`s bigger than our C-5 Galaxy, also mis labeled. Even an early prop driven Guppy, yep, Dream Liner. Fascinating. I`ve never seen any of those, but do get to seeC-130s, C-17s and a few other mysteries flying thru the mountains here "under radar" and practicing fire fighting flights !

    Remember back in the early `90s when the Army began showing the recruiting commercials featuring the Apache attack chopper flying in 3s and the lead chopper did a pull-up roll maneuver ? The first time a group of 3 flew over town here, sure enough, the lead one did the roll thing. Amazing !

  17. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 3:00 pm

    If I admit to my "brazen act", is it still thievery ?

    It WAS for "the greater good" !?

  18. Courtney on September 18th, 2012 12:46 am

    I wonder if he'd be on the same path if things were a little different. If he had gotten bus hire perth, would he have changed?

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