All Aboard: Obama's whistle stop tour...

All Aboard: Obama's whistle stop tour has begun

There are 74 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 17, 2009, titled All Aboard: Obama's whistle stop tour has begun. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A buoyant President-elect Barack Obama today waved to cheering throngs of people standing, leaning and jumping along railroad tracks as his whistle stop train slowed to a crawl in Delaware, en route to the ...

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Party Hearty

United States

#1 Jan 17, 2009
Hallelujah!! Bush's 8-year Reign of Error is at an end. The entire world rejoices!
Heather

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 17, 2009
Seeing a trend here.

BO thinks he can perform magic by shooting off his mouth..

Hah

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 17, 2009
A little bitter this morning are we? Take a deep breath and chill. Being angry and bitter all the time isn't good for you.
Heather wrote:
Seeing a trend here.
BO thinks he can perform magic by shooting off his mouth..
Happy

Saint Joseph, MN

#6 Jan 17, 2009
And what a bargain at $110,000,000 for the inauguration. Change?
Baby RayRay

AOL

#7 Jan 17, 2009
I hope he fails every step of the way so we can finally end this flirtation with socialism and leftism

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#8 Jan 17, 2009
Happy wrote:
And what a bargain at $110,000,000 for the inauguration. Change?
And Obama's raised nearly $50,000,000 for his own inauguration. Did previous presidents raise that much for their own?
human too

United States

#9 Jan 17, 2009
The Obama campaign is creful to point out that this pre-inaugrial "whistle-stop tour" traces the same path taken by President-elect Abraham Lincoln as he traveled to Washington in January 1861. But the circumstances are very, very different. We've come a long way in 150 years...

After Lincoln emerged victorious against a dominant but hopelessly fractured Democratic party, there were those who had vowed that he would never reach Washington alive to take the oath of office. This was not the wild barroom talk of a lone, crazed would-be assassin, but an elaborate and well-planned operation involving dozens (or more) of organized and determined men. It was to be, as we would say today, a "professional hit."

The ambush was planned for Baltimore, where Mr. Lincoln and his family would be required to change trains en route to Washington. Unknown to the conspirators, however, Alan Pinkerton had managed to embed one of his agents into their inner circle, and knew of their plans in advance. Since the movements of the "Inaugural Special" were also advertised well in advance, Pinkerton persuaded Mr. Lincoln to allow him and a few associates to literally smuggle him, stooped and disguised, aboard an earlier train. The Inaugural Special went through as scheduled, with Mary and the children, but without the President-elect on board. Thus the plot was foiled and Lincoln, though having to literally sneak into town for his own inaugural, was duly sworn in and the rest, as they say, is history.

150 years ago, a President-elect faced assassination because he was perceived as "soft" on slavery. Today, an African-American President-elect rides over the very same piece of ground.
Dam Demthuglicrat

Clearwater, MN

#10 Jan 17, 2009
Heather wrote:
Seeing a trend here.
BO thinks he can perform magic by shooting off his mouth..
This is the start of 4 years of publicity stunts by president-elect Empty Pants.

The Demthuglicrat's will send him around performing these idiotic stunts while flashing his trade-mark horse tooth grin while they rape and pillage the country. But, that's what happens when sheep vote for an image instead of a President.
Dam Demthuglicrat

Clearwater, MN

#11 Jan 17, 2009
Mellers wrote:
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And Obama's raised nearly $50,000,000 for his own inauguration. Did previous presidents raise that much for their own?
That $110,000,000 doesn't include the less than $50,000,000 donated by his Hollywood buddies. The amount being wasted on this event is outrageous when the country is going broke. He's should quietly take his oath and then get to work carrying through with the promises he made, not partying and wasting our tax dollars on this Obamanation.

This is a clear sign of what the next 4 years of Demthuglicrat rule will be like.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#12 Jan 17, 2009
Dam Demthuglicrat wrote:
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That $110,000,000 doesn't include the less than $50,000,000 donated by his Hollywood buddies. The amount being wasted on this event is outrageous when the country is going broke. He's should quietly take his oath and then get to work carrying through with the promises he made, not partying and wasting our tax dollars on this Obamanation.
This is a clear sign of what the next 4 years of Demthuglicrat rule will be like.
Y'know, I thought the same thing regarding the RNC in St Paul. If "your guy" had won, I doubt you'd say a think about a similar spending amount. Hypocrite.
Dam Demthuglicrat

Clearwater, MN

#13 Jan 17, 2009
Mellers wrote:
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Y'know, I thought the same thing regarding the RNC in St Paul. If "your guy" had won, I doubt you'd say a think about a similar spending amount. Hypocrite.
As usual, Mellers shooting her mouth off not knowing what she's talking about.

"Reality Check: Who Pays For Political Conventions?"
http://wcco.com/rnc/political.conventions.fun...

Had McCain won, we wouldn't be looking at the massively expensive, huge show inauguration B. Hussein is having. It's always the Demthuglicrats who spend like drunken sailors, especially when it's someone elses money. Hypocrite.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#14 Jan 17, 2009
Dam Demthuglicrat wrote:
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As usual, Mellers shooting her mouth off not knowing what she's talking about.
"Reality Check: Who Pays For Political Conventions?"
http://wcco.com/rnc/political.conventions.fun...
Had McCain won, we wouldn't be looking at the massively expensive, huge show inauguration B. Hussein is having. It's always the Demthuglicrats who spend like drunken sailors, especially when it's someone elses money. Hypocrite.
You missed my point. I wrote that if McCain had spent that amount. It's pretty easy for McCain to say he wouldn't spend that much, seeing he very CLEARLY lost.

I haven't seen you get on Bush's case for his MASSIVE spending issues. Pawlenty, too, has allowed government spending to get out of control. When are you going to stand up and speak out about THAT?

It must only be wrong if a Democrat does it.
Outsidelookingin

Grantsburg, WI

#15 Jan 17, 2009
I'm just wondering now that Democrats control Congress and the White House who will they blame for their failures? My guess is there will be a few. Czar Pelosi has already scrapped the House fairness rules established by Newt Gingrich. Daschle, who even South Dakotans couldn't stand, will be pushing the bogus national health plan. And, look at the list of appointees - if any were
Republicans they'd be tarred and feathered. What a long strange trip this is gonna be.
human too

United States

#16 Jan 17, 2009
I believe most Republican spending (outside of military spending) has been an attempt to placate the Democrats, who have been sounding a constant drumbeat for decades that Republicans are heartless Scrooges who want nothing more than to starve children and toss old people out onto the street.

They are vilified if they spend large amounts of money, and they are vilified if they don't. They should have known.
An American

Saint Joseph, MN

#17 Jan 17, 2009
The way all forms of the media are following Nobama's Snake Oil Train one would think it is the Second Coming! Oh yeah, that's right the media DOES think its the Second Coming of the Messiah! Guess What? It's NOT! And PE Obama is NOT the Messiah!!

And a whole lot of people are soon to find out just who and what they put into the most revered, honored and important job in our country - a Flaming Elitist Socialist!

All of us used to say, God Bless America - now it's time to say "GOOD LUCK AMERICA!"
Jeff

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 17, 2009
Taxpayers better not be paying for this guy's ego.

“I'm not crying... Winning!”

Since: Oct 08

Twin Cities, USA

#19 Jan 17, 2009
Dam Demthuglicrat wrote:
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This is the start of 4 years of publicity stunts by president-elect Empty Pants.
The Demthuglicrat's will send him around performing these idiotic stunts while flashing his trade-mark horse tooth grin while they rape and pillage the country. But, that's what happens when sheep vote for an image instead of a President.
Actually, I think you just described the last eight years with W.

“I'm not crying... Winning!”

Since: Oct 08

Twin Cities, USA

#20 Jan 17, 2009
An American wrote:
The way all forms of the media are following Nobama's Snake Oil Train one would think it is the Second Coming! Oh yeah, that's right the media DOES think its the Second Coming of the Messiah! Guess What? It's NOT! And PE Obama is NOT the Messiah!!
And a whole lot of people are soon to find out just who and what they put into the most revered, honored and important job in our country - a Flaming Elitist Socialist!
All of us used to say, God Bless America - now it's time to say "GOOD LUCK AMERICA!"
I think the media are finally happy to have a president that will engage them. Bush gave 42 press conferences, but took 70+ vacations? Yeah, he sure cared about the American people alright. The media is happy to have a president that will answer a question when asked of him.

Once his presidency has actually started, I for one hope they do hold him under a microscope a lot more and get tougher. That is their job and hopefully they will do it. But let's get him into office first.
Unbelievable

AOL

#21 Jan 17, 2009
Mellers wrote:
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You missed my point. I wrote that if McCain had spent that amount. It's pretty easy for McCain to say he wouldn't spend that much, seeing he very CLEARLY lost.
I haven't seen you get on Bush's case for his MASSIVE spending issues. Pawlenty, too, has allowed government spending to get out of control. When are you going to stand up and speak out about THAT?
It must only be wrong if a Democrat does it.
We're talking about the cost of the inaugaration...you just can't see that can you?? Always, try to smoke the issue!!
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Jan 17, 2009
Dam Demthuglicrat wrote:
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As usual, Mellers shooting her mouth off not knowing what she's talking about.
"Reality Check: Who Pays For Political Conventions?"
http://wcco.com/rnc/political.conventions.fun...
Had McCain won, we wouldn't be looking at the massively expensive, huge show inauguration B. Hussein is having. It's always the Demthuglicrats who spend like drunken sailors, especially when it's someone elses money. Hypocrite.
I thought you would change handles. Did you get that whole Illinois vs US Senate thing figured out yet?

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