HolyCoast: Obama Launches the DEBT Tour

Monday, August 15, 2011

Obama Launches the DEBT Tour

Names the Dead End Bus Tour by the GOP, the president will wander through flyover country on the taxpayer's dime (from the Daily Caller):
Another one derides the bus -- Fortunately for all of us, Obama has figured out how to fix everything: a bus tour! But those silly Republicans just have to criticize him for every little thing. TheDC's Amanda Carey reports: "The Republican National Committee will launch a 'grassroots, media and on-the-ground' effort during President Barack Obama's bus tour through the Midwest this week, The Daily Caller has learned. The RNC has dubbed the trip the 'Debt-End Bus Tour,' or 'DEBT.' RNC chairman Reince Priebus will hold a press conference on Monday with Minnesota GOP chair Tony Sutton in Cannon Falls, Minn. — the first stop on the President's tour — to draw attention to the slow-growing U.S. economy... In a guide the RNC plans to hand out Monday morning, it slams Obama's economic policies and criticizes him for taking a so-called non-campaign trip without producing a plan to deal with the country’s debt. In the guide, the RNC calls President Obama's debt plan 'A Big Ol' Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.'" Well, they can't all be gems. Maybe it won't stop Obama's taxpayer-funded campaign tour bus, but at least it'll make everybody hungry for a sandwich or something. 
One of the most ironic moments from this past weekend was when the White House started criticizing everyone in the GOP field because they hadn't yet presented a plan to deal with America's debt and spending problem (other than STOP SPENDING!). The president, the guy who's supposed to be responsible for such things, has yet to present a plan. He's voted 'present' all along the way.  For months and months.


Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President George W. Bush, tweeted this:
@AriFleischer: President Bush also took a bus tour. But the campaign paid for it. Not the taxpayers.
Obama refuses to treat this as a campaign event, even though it obviously is. We can expect a never-ending run of taxpayer-funded campaign events from Obama through election day. I guess it's one of the perks of the office that you can call anything official business and make the taxpayers foot the bill.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Have any democrats taken 'Dead End' as a death threat against the president yet?