Obama To Tour Crucial Swing States

President Barack Obama is selling his 2012 economic policy goals on a three-day tour of politically crucial states. The post-State of the Union journey will pitch his presidency to a divided public.

Obama will promote his agenda to attract more manufacturing to American soil by showcasing the bookends of American industry. He will visit a conveyor belt maker in Iowa and an Intel computer plant in Arizona.

He will then highlight energy security Thursday in Nevada and Colorado and wrap up Friday by pushing education and training proposals at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Presidential travel following the State of the Union is not unusual, allowing presidents to temporarily bask in the afterglow of their prime-time performances and milk their message before key constituencies.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:15 AM
    Yeah, we take all of our advice from murderous communist dictators. Boy, he must miss Cha! All the torture, beheadings and murders at night...those were the good ole days. Do you have the Mao perspective too? Just curious what he would do, just murder all his people in the millions until they gave into him or just murder all of his people and not tell anyone as you murdered the reporters? And what would have been the Stalin perspective, murder all of those that dissagreed with you and starve millions in neighboring countries by stealing their food? Yeah, I would say, those are the people I care about. Libterds...they just post.
  • by Castro Calls Republican Field a ‘Competition of Idiocy’ on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    With the Republican candidates courting Cubans in Miami today, Fidel Castro chimed in with an opinion piece in state-run media saying he was unimpressed, at the very least, with the field. “The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been,” the retired Cuban leader wrote.
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      by GO OBAMA on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM in reply to Castro Calls Republican Field a ‘Competition of Idiocy’
      So, let's see, how many Presidents has Castro survived so far? By my count, it's nine: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Obama. That embargo thing to force him out of office is going just great. Another U.S foreign policy home run.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM in reply to GO OBAMA
        The list of presidents you recite also includes Eisenhower and Reagan. But who's counting at this point. The man has been around for a long time and has seen it all, until now.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM in reply to Castro Calls Republican Field a ‘Competition of Idiocy’
      Well, Fidel isn't the only one who thinks the incredibly weak, flawed, laughable and looney 2012 Republican/Tea/Evangelical Party presidential field is "the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has has been." Just call it a clown car. No need to Newt it up.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jan 26, 2012 at 03:35 AM
    We have President Obama. What does the Republicans have? ....Well ahh hmmm...they have Rasmussen Polls LOL!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM in reply to Lavon
      Lavon, where have you been? You have not gone to defend that governor you said would easily be elected for a second term? Are you just going to dissappear after Obama is thrown out of office in 2012 too? She just resigned since she knows she was luck last time and she sees the direction of the state isn't her way. Obama should do the same as his direction is the one we want to be on either. And finding out that Obama has the same popularity with his SOTU address as Bush did at the last year of his presidency...wow, even worse than Jimmy Carter....
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        by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        President Obama approval of his SOTU was over 90%. What are you talking about, or what are you lying about?
  • by Julius Location: Washington on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    Another one jumps the sinking ship the USS Obama. Obama's appointed Tax Cheat Tim Geithner, one of President Barack Obama’s closest economic advisers, has no intention on staying on as Treasury secretary if Obama wins a second term,
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:24 PM
    Gosh Barlow, did you catch this; The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends). The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve.
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      by Barlow on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:57 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      You cite the same Fixed poll over and over! Where were you with your polling when Bush was president? The only count that matters will be from the election.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:17 PM in reply to Barlow
        I checked it everyday like most Americans. It predicted his winning and it predicted his bad approval. Oh, and you are not a liar this time, just wrong about election. Rasmussen, a privately held company, predicted Obama winning and was the most accurate. If they show, as the have with all the presidents, Obama is not going to win, I suggest you buy koolaid, its over. Apparently, you spend time going to the libterdial sites for you polls, well, good luck with that. I want facts, not the kids network. You may vote for Obama again, but you will find it will not do any good. IF you slide under Jimmy Carter as the polls show, just like the first Bush, figure it ain't going to come back. Figure a couple of changes in the 2012, repeal of Obimbocare, cutting of the intensive EPA laws not authorized by congress and other spending cuts. You don't want Romney in your case, you know what jobs he will cut...probably you tad pole pond counter position will be gone.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:05 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      President Obama is still reaping the dividends from this month's fight with the House GOP on extending the payroll tax. President Obama's approval ratings are higher than his disapproval ratings for the first time since July, according to the latest Gallup Poll. About 47% of Americans approve of the way he is doing his job, while 45% disapprove of his performance.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:34 AM in reply to
        Good luck with that theory.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Don't need it, you will.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:12 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      83 percent approval for Obama's State of the Union proposals. An online CBS News Poll has found that an overwhelming majority of the 522 Americans surveyed approved of the proposals laid out by President Obama in his first State of the Union address Wednesday.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:35 AM in reply to
        Yeah, I always go to the liberal media to get my feel good, leg quivering messages.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:16 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      President Barack Obama may not have many fans in the Republican party these days, but he is sitting pretty with the American public -- at least as far as his State of the Union speech from last night is concerned. A News poll following the president's address showed 91 percent of Americans approved of Obama's proposals: An overwhelming majority of Americans approved of the overall message in President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, according to a News poll of speech watchers. According to the poll, which was conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the president's address, 91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals Mr. Obama put forth during his remarks. Only nine percent disapproved.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    Even though the economy is improving, I could see the Repugs having a shot at the presidency with a decent candidate. Trouble is they don't have one. They have a lying, disgraced, serial cheater and a multi-million dollar tax evader. And who in their right mind would vote for a House Repug after the NOn job they did since 2010? I mean a 9% approval rating! C'mon! The Democrats have a good shot at winning both houses and the presidency. Then maybe we can get something done.
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      by obamanot on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:19 PM in reply to Barlow
      Are you and lavon cast and or crew members of The View(excluding one)or just Jerry Springer canidates?
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        by LOL on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to obamanot
        The reality show all democrats belong on is be "The Biggest Loser"
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          by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:18 PM in reply to LOL
          That would be Donald Trump
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        by Col. Colt on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:32 PM in reply to obamanot
        I vote Springer
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:18 PM in reply to obamanot
        Moron. This is why people think Teapuglicans are idiots.
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          by obamanot on Jan 26, 2012 at 03:39 AM in reply to
          Man,libterds get upset over the silliest things.
  • by Lavon2 on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    What is Obama thinking right now? "how can i get re-elected?" not, "how can I get this country out of debt and back on the right track?"
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to Lavon2
      Nope he is thinking what else can I do to destroy this country so I can become dictator and turn it into a police state.
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      by Col. Colt on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:05 PM in reply to Lavon2
      He be thinking what cool dude he be and people like you be sucjing it up. Vote Redbone/not
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:30 PM in reply to Lavon2
      How about "WHAT SHALL I DO NEXT, I THOUGHT I DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE REAL DECISIONS?" (Using desperate expression and hand signals to express is inability to be a leader.) Probably wondering if Habitat for Humanity has a job opening. I say yes, as long as he sticks to a hammer...
  • by Voter on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    How much is this (campaign) tour going to cost us? I am sure he will find a way to make sure the taxpayers pay for this also.
  • by Ben Location: Kinston on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    The forty percent who pay no taxes at all and the ones who pay no taxes yet get back a tax refund anyway swallow Obama's class warfare rhetoric hook, line and sinker. It never occurs to them that it's unfair to those of us who work that they pay no taxes at all. I went to Walgreens this morning to pick up a prescription. The Hispanic looking lady in front of me who spoke broken English and had a small child with her got her prescription absolutely free while mine cost me $146.00. In reality that's nothing more than taking from the workers and giving to the welfare leeches. That's Obama's and the Democrats' idea of fairness.
  • by Douglas Location: Greenville on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    For the first time in my life, I will vote against a candidate, rather than for his opponent. I'm voting against Obama, no matter who the Republican nominee is.
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      by bob on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:18 PM in reply to Douglas
      Wow Douglas that speaks much about your ability to employ simple logic. Just what the Republicans want the under educated to do.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:33 PM in reply to bob
        Spot.....see spot run....run spot run...Dummy!
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