Obama To Address Economy In Political Important NC

President Barack Obama will travel to Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday to speak about the economy.

The trip keeps up Obama's weekly visits to politically important states, drawing attention to the economic recovery and steps aimed at sustaining it.

The White House has given no details on the trip. Obama promoted his energy agenda in Florida and New Hampshire over the past two weeks.

Obama narrowly won North Carolina in 2008, and advisers believe he has a shot there again. But the state has been hit hard by the economic downturn, ranking fourth among states with the highest unemployment at the end of the year.

He was last there on Dec. 14 on a visit to Fort Bragg.

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  • by bs on Mar 4, 2012 at 01:58 AM
    lavon, sell your computer and go outside. every time you post you get attacked 6 ways from sunday but some how the rest of the us are wrong and your one or two preaching points are gods word.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 07:37 PM
    Blah Blah Blah! GO BACK ON VACATION. Your doing nothing but making things worse.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    G W Bush had unemployment at 5%. What happened? Oh thats right we elected a Liar N Chief. If you elect me unemployment will never go over 8%. Just '1' of his 100's of lies. Obama would have promised you free ice cream on Sundays to get elected. Every time I see a Zombie show reminds me of a Obama voter LOL. Did anybody ever get '1' of those Obama job stimulas plan jobs? At years end of 2011. The 11 Most Unemployed States In America #7 North Carolina Unemployment rate: 10.4% Number of people: 468,100 North Carolina's unemployment rate is on the rise, up from 10.1% in July and 10.1% a year ago. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. We got Obama's Hope N Change alright. Most would rather have had a job!
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      by Lavon on Mar 3, 2012 at 03:30 PM in reply to Wolfgang
      Whatever you say Snake Oil. Go away troll
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:25 AM in reply to Lavon
        Barlow, are you having that identity problem again? Obviously, you had it when you supported the communist in charge Obimbo.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 4, 2012 at 07:26 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      Best I can tell, Lavon is a member of these orgs in NC. He always speaks from their playbook so he is no more than another communist bent on destroying our country. http://www.civitasaction.org/civitas/Acorn-NC-Connections.pdf
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 3, 2012 at 06:07 AM
    Most of my coworkers that are Republicans say that there's no way their voting for Willard Romney or Taliban Rick Santorum. My God man what has happened to you guys Party? How in Gods name could you let radicals hijack your Party like that? You guys have surely shot yourselves in the foot on this one. Nice work guys..
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      by bs on Mar 4, 2012 at 01:54 AM in reply to Lavon
      rest assured most of the people in the welfare line with you are not republicans and are not considered "coworkers". every time you post your saying the same thing, you are like that aggravating kid in school that couldnt do any better than just putting "yo momma" after every comment.
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        by Lavon on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM in reply to bs
        Yo Momma
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 4, 2012 at 02:10 PM in reply to Lavon
          Run out of stuff to post? Geez....You Mama? I just feel sorry for you...
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 3, 2012 at 06:04 AM
    Right now is a bad time to be a Republican. I mean these people are so desperate to the point where they have just started making up stuff to throw at Obama. Their in complete denial about the economy getting better. Sometimes I wonder if these Obama haters have just come from the Moon Colony that Newt is building. LMBO!!
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      by Eyes Wide Open on Mar 3, 2012 at 07:28 PM in reply to Lavon
      Yeah, just making up stuff like the $15.5 Trillion national debt of the $3.75/gallon gas.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 4, 2012 at 07:28 AM in reply to Lavon
      Wow, what anger you have....OK, you can go to the moon too, infact, you can be the president of the moon. President of the Fecal Colonies.....you da man!
  • by RushLumbar Location: Kinston on Mar 3, 2012 at 04:43 AM
    Soooo tired of the empty speeches. This Muslim in hiding along with his Marxist/Socialist agenda is ruining America. Couple that with his attempt to change America to what Europe looks like & you're got more than enough reason to vote this guy out. We'd better or you can kiss more of your freedoms goodbye while being led to collapse.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:08 PM
    They would post my last comment ..... ok - it was less severe that what I am going to say ====== If you are a Christian and I don't think he could 'deem' himself as being one. Read the book of Proverbs = It will tell you alot but also it will tell you tha you can not educate a fool.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:57 PM
    Man the Poll numbers for the Republicans are dropping so fast that by the time November gets here their going to have to borrow some poll numbers from Obama just to bring theirs up to zero. Lmbo!.. I predict huge losses for the GOP, Huge losses!..
  • by Homer Location: Chocowinity on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:12 PM
    Funny why does everthing I buy cost me or us more in 2012. Then in 2008 when G W Bush was President? Just look at the price of simple ' Bacon & Eggs ' With all the money the government has thrown at Wall Street and foreign countries that have spent themselves into crisis, it’s high time the Obama officials took this bacon & egg price crisis seriously. Obama's inflation is killing my food wallet. How about yours? Did Obama get his pair of ' Air Jordens ' yet?
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      by Lavon on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:49 PM in reply to Homer
      You can't even afford to buy food? Man you got it bad. That's normally what happens when you try and keep up with the Jones's. I bet you take your last ten dollars and go play internet sweepstakes too don't you?
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        by bs on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:05 AM in reply to Lavon
        he's got it that because of paying for all of your food, housing, transportation and cell phone. if us tax payers didnt have to pay for your every bill while you sit at home scowering over witn we would be better off.
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        by ME on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:54 AM in reply to Lavon
        I'm a Jones and now i'm trying to keep up with the welfare folks,you're just another one of OBAMA'S idiots he's banking on to help him finish the country off.
  • by ME Location: nc on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:47 PM
    Obama is going to solve the RACE issue,WE WILL ALL BE IN SLAVERY WHEN HE'S FINISHED.
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      by WhyILoveobama on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:12 PM in reply to ME
      It sure seems like he wants to silence the masses to me.That's WhyILoveobama
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      by Lavon on Mar 2, 2012 at 07:50 PM in reply to ME
      You must be a Limbaugh supporter, figures...
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        by ME on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:06 AM in reply to Lavon
        Limbaugh is just another man making lots of money with a loud mouth,obama is a crook making a lot money by having his swupporter be the loudmouths.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 4, 2012 at 07:29 AM in reply to ME
          I thought you just described our president....
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