President Obama Makes Pitstop At Small Diner In Reidsville

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

President Barack Obama walked into a big round of applause at Reid's House Restaurant in Rockingham County. He was also talking jobs there. He started this latest bus tour Monday and has been pushing for support for his recently stalled jobs bill.

"It's going to take time to rebuild an America where hard work is valued, where responsibility is rewarded, where people don't feel like the decks are stacked against them. Where everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody is contributing their fair share. It is going to take time to rebuild an America where we restore security for the middle class and opportunity for folks trying to get in the middle class. An economy that works for everybody and not just for folks at the top.That's our goal."

GoDanRiver.com reports the restaurant owner says The president arrived shortly before 1 p.m. and spoke with all the restaurant’s customers before ordering two patties with cheese in between, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise with an order of fries, banana pudding and chocolate pie, according to Marsh.

Obama also touted the benefits of his plan while speaking to a crowd at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Virginia.


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  • by real picture on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    Everybody do not want to see what's happening here no matter whether it is race or not why are we blaming Obama when this is what was dealt to him in the first day in office. Every body has opinions but do not offer solutions. No matter who is in the white house none of them have the answer or only the argument.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Oct 19, 2011 at 01:35 PM in reply to real picture
      He is no leader, thats why. Cain is at least a leader.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:41 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Your leader closed half of the businesses he was put in charge of effictivly firing half the employees, yeah that's leadership we need.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Oct 20, 2011 at 03:57 PM in reply to
          Only the ones with hope and change and Obama-Biden bumper sticker...you know, they wanted hope and change...now they are experiencing it first hand.
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          by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:41 PM in reply to
          He saved the businesses didn't he ?? Now those businesses hire even more people. Employees are the first to go during bad times. It's not just the corporate world, it's how things work. Productivity needs to drop, costs need to drop, so employees get laid off. Most companies do care for their employees, but it ain't personal, it's just business.
  • by Data Man on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    You people can say what you want! Obama is a true leader. you people can't even find anyone to run against him. donald trump has even turned into a racist pig! That low life (donald trump) is just another rich white person who has ripped people off to get rich! snake oil you should know better! Obama 2012!!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Oct 19, 2011 at 01:38 PM in reply to Data Man
      Its a good thing Donald wouldn't give you the time of day for making a unprovable slanderous accusation. By the way, I hope you at least now convinced that Cain is a leader and will be very good at running the country in 2012 forward. I for one will look forward to it. We need someone to get us out of debt and help make the climate good for jobs once again.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:55 PM in reply to Data Man
      Data man, there are some BAD rich people but the majority of them worked their way to the top fair and square. Don't degrade someone just because they have succeeded in the American dream. The opportunity is available to each of us, you just have to pursue it.
  • by Sorj on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:46 AM
    My people are slowly but surly buying and taking over this country. Your president is a joke. If you are smart, begin to take a course in speaking Chinese, we are coming.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    Who Cares? He should stop spending taxpayer money for frivolous endeavors like his pitiful jobs bill and keep himself in DC and work with Congress to stop this economic gridlock.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:52 AM in reply to
      Work with Congress....you mean the same Congress (Republicans) who made it adamantly clear they had no interest in agreeing to any of Obama's plans? Or the same Congress (Republicans) who have yet to present any ideas to create jobs or fix the economy except giving the rich more tax-breaks and benefits? Why don't they offer the middle-class a nice tax-breaks?
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        by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to
        yeah, that same congress that told Eric Cantor his "cut, cap & balance" bill is DEAD ON ARRIVAL... you remember the democrat controlled senate ??? How soon we forget the details.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    okay lets call it what it is, President Obama is a very intelligent man and like him or not you cant take that away from him. The bottom line is President Obama is a black man and whatever way you slice it we are living in a country where people cant get past his skin color. I dont care whether you are a republican or a democrat all I care about is jobs and getting the economy back. What are the other candidates proposing. If congress would stop fighting everything that the president proposes and start focusing on the needs of the people that would be the first step in the right direction. Whether President Obama is re-elected or not its time for us as a nation to pull together and stop letting our prejudice stand in the way.
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      by Mustang on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:39 AM in reply to
      Up until you comment the race issue hadn't even entered the conversation. So why bring it up now?
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      by REM on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:02 AM in reply to
      If government would have stayed out of the free market in the first place, we would have been through the normal up and down cycle already. It's not about being prejudice, we just don't need government controlling our lives; and Obama is ALL about nanny state government. From cradle to grave....
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        by Barlow on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:39 AM in reply to REM
        Yeah and the down cycle would be us all standing in a soup line, except for the thiefs who stole the money in the first place of course. They would still be on the UP and UP and UP cycle.
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        by Barlow on Oct 19, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to REM
        Here is your "free market". The banks are about to make a deal to pay 25 billion for their thievery, of course no one will go to jail. Jails are only for working people. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/19/us-financial-regulation-mortgages-idUSTRE79H7P820111019
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:15 AM in reply to Barlow
          So, if they take money in my savings and loan it to people to buy homes that will not pay back due to the government forcing them to loan the money...you are OK with that? You left the banks with bad loans plain and simple. Fannie and Freddie terds and thats the banks fault? Geez, you communists are vile. "While I can't discuss the details of our negotiations, I will say that we are negotiating a limited -- not a broad -- civil liability release. We are discussing additional ways to help homeowners while still holding the banks accountable," said Geoff Greenwood, spokesman for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller who is helping lead the settlement negotiations. It also could bolster the Obama administration's plan to further extend help to underwater borrowers whose loans are owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to refinance their mortgages. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday that he hopes the government will reveal the details of that plan in coming days. The deal with the states, which would address bank-owned underwater mortgages, could complement the administration's plan.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:31 AM in reply to
      Classic playing of the race card eh? Well, then you should have no problem voting for Herman Cain in place of the worst president in the history of the nation? I won't, Cain is a leader, Obama is a confused idiot. If you don't vote for Cain, then you are a racist! Cain is a Black American, not an African American. He makes it clear. Obama is a mutt, Cain is not. Now put your comments where your mouth is.
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        by Back on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Now that's what I call a post!!! You go OSOC!!
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        by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:00 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Snake I woudn't call obama a mutt. There are lots of children today like obama (minus the leftist communist upbringing) Many white mothers having babies with black fathers. These children aren't mutts. They have no choice in the matter. They are as bright and loving as any other. Mutts is a very bad term for a mixed race individual. I do agree obama is an idiot, but not because of his mixed race.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM in reply to
          Mutt is an affectionate term, not degrading. In fact most of Americans are mixed, mutts. I don't mind being called a mutt either. A mutt, which is affectionate term given an mixed dog fits. Ever ask someone who has a mutt, he will tell you its the smartest dog they have ever had...you know what I mean.
  • by John Location: Suffolk VA on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    Does the misses know what he had for lunch. His EPA CZAR wants to control all unhealthy food for us minnions. But he can have two patties w/cheese,fries, bannana pudding, chocolate pie. Hmmm wonder if he had a smoke on the bus. What a two faced hipocrit.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    I thought he had a nice bathroom on the bus...I guess he wanted to drop one in Reidsville! Too little and too late, people are on to him.
  • by Bubba on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:48 AM
    There is more to life than a corporate earnings report. We are not a people of cubicle dwellers. The republicans define success in terms of business results and achievement in the corporate world. We not only a nation of corporations. We are nation of artists, musicians, teachers, clergy, police offices, and soldiers who want nothing to do with wearing a suit everyday.. forced to negotiate office politics and the competitive culture needed to climb up to the next level. That is fine for those who enjoy the fast pace, high stress global business environment. But for the rest of us who just want a good enriched life full of peace and harmony... the republicans offer nothing...
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      by Back on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:13 AM in reply to Bubba
      The way I see it, their ideas offer me the CHOICE as to whether I want to live the fast paced life or the laid back life. Plain and simple. The dems want to take more of my money so I have to work more to acheive my desires. Plain and simple.
  • by Alison Location: Newport on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    I do not understand why everyone here has to be so negative. He took the time to stop at a small diner, probably family owned, did some campaigning (which all of the candidates do) and had lunch. If you dont like what Obama is doing then go vote!
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      by Back on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM in reply to Alison
      I did vote against your messiah. Now why don't you ask obama why he didn't visit the town in Va. where the earthquakes epicenter was and was turned down by FEMA for assistance. The towns people invited him but he refused. All they wanted to do was ask him why they were turned down. The man is a loser. He never was and never will be capable of being the president of these United States.
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        by real picture on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM in reply to Back
        There is only one messiah so what are you imposing
  • by anon Location: wallace on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:15 AM
    he reminds me of a low pressure system that just sits and hangs around and want move out of the area. thus , causing flooding, misery, grey skies, blowing wind!! just leave already and get out on NC the majority now doesn't want you here.
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