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Name that Tour! Obama Bus Tour Finally Ends.

President Obama’s tour of the mid-west has come to an end. I’m pretty sure he didn’t accomplish what he wanted.

Though, quite frankly, I’m not even sure what the goals were of the tour to start with.  Boost his sagging ratings? Restore faith in his leadership? Solicit additional support for his re-election campaign? 

 I must admit I didn’t follow it closely, but I saw enough news clips to know that he was confronted more than once by Americans concerned about where we are heading. And that he promised a new jobs plan (after his 10-day vaca at Martha Vineyards).

 But  if nothing else, the Obama Bus Tour did inspire some fun, witty things to break up the hot days of August.

 The Bus Obama’s Entourage was in? NOT Made in America.

Post at Right Hook 38:

 “That’s just perfect.  Obama said in his speech in Holland, Michigan last week, that he wants more cars and products stamped with the words “Made in America”.  But he special orders a $1.1 million bus from Canada..” read more

 And then a local talk show host from my neck of the woods invited callers to call in to the program with their names for Obama’s Bus Tour. The host was playing off of Mitt Romney’s comment, calling the it “The Magical Misery Tour.”

Some of the names that were called in made me laugh (Until  I remembered we were paying for this pseudo-campaign tour):

 “The Short Bus Economic Tour”

 “The HA! HA! I Made You Stop Talking About My Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Tour”

 “The Throw America Under the Bus Tour.”

 “The Road to Nowhere Tour.”

 And a favorite: “The Farewell Tour.”

And then there was a suggestion for a bumper sticker on the big, gas-guzzling bus:


 Your comments, whatever they may be, are always welcome. But if you’d like to play Name the  Obama Bus Tour, I’d love to read your suggestions!

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28 comments on “Name that Tour! Obama Bus Tour Finally Ends.

  1. AFVET
    August 18, 2011

    Rush has stated that the 2012 election needs to be a landslide against Barry.
    Anything shy of that would be manipulated in his favor.
    I agree with Rush.
    We the People need to re-establish a majority in the Senate, and maintain the majority in the House.
    Boehner needs to go.
    The only opposition Obama got during the ridiculous banter about the future economic status of this country was from Boehner, and he failed miserably, no stones.
    Term limits need to be established in the interim at the polling booth.
    Most of them have been in office for a long time, and look what they have done.

    Time to clear the field and start over.

    • blogsense-by-barb
      August 18, 2011


    • Freedom, by the way
      August 18, 2011

      Yes, a landslide is what we need to work for, AFVET. And folks need to pay attention to what their reps are doing–more will be voted out if they do.

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  3. blogsense-by-barb
    August 18, 2011

    And aside from the tremendous cost to taxpayers, the purpose of this trip was … ?

    a. fun
    b. harass other candidates
    c. rotate the feet in his mouth
    d. confirm his falling away support

  4. Conservatives on Fire
    August 18, 2011

    Farewell Tour, I lovet it.

    Name the bus? How about STIMU-BUS?

    • Freedom, by the way
      August 18, 2011

      Very good, on Fire! Especially if you pronounce the i in Stimu with a long i.

    • frank
      August 20, 2011

      how bout ‘ BUY ME SOME TIME BUS ‘ or….HI BYE – BOO BUS

      • frank
        August 20, 2011

        or ‘my CROTCH POT COOKn will GETCHA bus….

  5. neenergyobserver
    August 18, 2011

    Speaking of corporate jets, I wonder what the cost of his is? 747’s aren’t particularly cheap to operate, especially when it one or two C-5’s to get everything (including the damned buses there. Maybe he should lead and give up his corporate jet first.

    • Freedom, by the way
      August 18, 2011

      Actually, I want the President of the United States to travel safely–no matter who the president is, so I don’t have a problem with Air Force One. But i do have a problem with misuse of taxpayer dollars. With the horrible financial state we’re in, the president and all elected reps, federal employees, need to cut back on unneccessary travel. Every company I’ve worked for, when times were tight, travel was cut back. Why not the government?

      • eof737
        August 18, 2011

        I concur… Safety first and less wastage.

      • neenergyobserver
        August 19, 2011

        In truth, I feel the same way, but traditionally, if you are campaigning the party pays for at least some of it. And I don’t really see this tour as nonpolitical.

        And yes, part of my problem is the sheer volume of flying around instead of being in his office.

  6. Simone Benedict
    August 18, 2011

    Ha, ha. Oh man, some of those names for the tour are too funny! I didn’t even know there was a tour. I must be subconsciously blocking certain news events or something. Nice bus though. Wonder how many mpg that bad boy gets?

    • Freedom, by the way
      August 18, 2011

      Not enough. Again, we picked up the tab, so I’m sure the WH would let us know if we asked.

    • AFVET
      August 19, 2011

      Who cares what the MPG is ?
      BTW, both buses were built in Canada !

  7. Bob Mack
    August 18, 2011

    If you’re familiar with Kesey & the Merry Pranksters, you know their 1960’s psychedelic bus was named “Furthur”…Obama’s — “No Furthur”.

  8. John Scotus
    August 19, 2011

    I like “The Road to Nowhere Tour” best so far. “The Lame Duck Express” and “Barack and Darth’s Bogus Adventure” also sound good.

  9. Freedom, by the way
    August 19, 2011

    Thanks Bob , John. If we don’t laugh once in a while we’ll just cry.

  10. samiam60
    August 19, 2011

    Great Post Freedom and thank you for the spot light above.

    I like: “The Debt End Tour” myself

    Obama’s Grateful Dept Tour

    • Freedom, by the way
      August 19, 2011

      Yes, he owes the American people his gratitude –esp. this week as he lives it up in Martha’s Vineyard.

  11. AFVET
    August 19, 2011

    Rush has coined the phrase “Debt Man Walking”.
    It fits.

  12. nooneofanyimport
    August 19, 2011

    Grateful Debt LOL SamIam. With all that shiny black vehicular goodness, all I can see is Darth Vader touring the Death Star. But I don’t know how to turn that into a pithy title.

    /cue heavy Darth breathing/

    pray he doesn’t alter the deal further, with MORE STIMULUS

    bwa ha ha!

  13. roblorinov
    August 20, 2011

    I’m so glad his bus tour is over as it was extremely nauseating to watch. His ego just makes me want to up-chuck. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an arrogant idiot in my life as this president.

  14. UsneakydevilU
    August 21, 2011

    “Back to Chicago or Bust Tour”

  15. Angel
    August 22, 2011

    love the names but truthfully…..we are sinking fast…Egypt Libya…what next!!!!

  16. roblorinov
    August 25, 2011

    Thank God this disgusting sham is over!!

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