I wanted to see the two new buses the American people bought for Obama for 2.2 million dollars from a company in Canada for his 3-day bus tour through "the heartland" mid-august. We were told by the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that the buses were necessary because “The president needs to get out in the country and meet with real folks in real places.” There were 41 tax-payer provided SUV's and vans, police car escorts, and the two armor-plated buses in the motorcade (see video below). One thing that struck me was the number of vans with no security lights. Who were all these vans carrying? It is my suspicion that they carried loyal democrats who were planted in the crowds to set the tone of the town halls for the other "sheeples" in attendance. They would be chosen first to ask pre-screened questions and make comments that were favorable to Obama calming the crowds of some otherwise angry American citizens.
But here’s the thing: Apparently President Obama only rode the buses for a couple of miles at a time, spending the rest of the time flying from community to community in Air Force One. What’s more, the buses were flown from stop to stop as well. The 2.2 million dollar buses built in Canada with 39 other vehicle entourage at tax-payer expense after Obama just threatened to withhold August social security payments because there might not be money in the coffers!
During these staged town halls, he and the entourage spent a three-day trip visiting Cannon Falls. Minnesota. Decorah Iowa, and oh he made it to two cities in his home state of Illinois - Atkinson and Alpha. It's all just optics - at our expense, when the media keeps bragging that he will have almost 1 billion dollars in his re-election campaign coffers. But buses were all strategically arranged to put an image out there that he cares and wants to get out there with real people. While we have been scorned for driving our SUV's by President Obama, I'm sure the 18 to 25 year-olds that have been manipulated into believing in "global warming" and propelled Obama into office will never hear this side of the story.
But who is surprised? He said he visited 57 states before being elected in 2008 and since then, can't give a speech to 2nd graders without two teleprompters (not to mention a 3 minute speech yesterday to announce a new economic appointment disaster).