Obama Bus Tour's next stop: Old Market Deli
August 15th, 2011
04:46 PM ET

Obama Bus Tour's next stop: Old Market Deli

After his town hall at Hannah's Bend Park, President Obama's bus tour stopped briefly at the Old Market Deli in downtown Cannon Falls for lunch with a special group of veterans.

The president munched on a turkey sandwich as he ate with five post-9/11 local veterans to discuss the challenges of rural veterans. The White House points out that there is a large percentage of veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who hail from rural areas and today's lunch was an opportunity to talk about the White House's Veterans Employment Initiative that was launched less than two weeks ago.

Topics: Bus Tour • President Obama • The Visuals

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Maggie

    Using our tax money for his political gain. Shame on you Obama!!!!! He should be ashamed of himself while there are so many people unemployed and suffering and this money could be spent on them.

    August 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
    • Gary

      Ahh the Party of "NO" is complaining again when the president goes out and talks to the American people.. What do you want him to go to his ranch like someone else?? or maybe a congressional junket to some island – on tax payer money.. Stop drinking the Tea!!

      August 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
  2. Valerie Toronto

    So, Palin, Bachman, Perry,Romney et al can all run around the country in buses disrespecting your President, but he is not allowed the same. It is Shame on you, if you are an American, for not supporting the President of the United States, he is your best chance of getting out of the hole you are in and you don't even know it. Stop drinking the TEA. If you think any of the Idiots running for nomination of the GOP could do better, there is a bridge to nowhere in Alaska you should be buying.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
    • jean2009

      Or, there is that NAFTA toll road Perry wanted to build from Mexico to Canada through Texas.

      @Maggie the president is allowed to visit the American people, and he is allowed to campaign....I don't see the ultra-rich teapotty people like the Koch Brother or Richard Mellon Scaife, or congress voting to spend money on the unemployed. George W. Bush started campaigning the first year he was in office.
      Read: George W. Bush and the Permanent Campaign. Stop drinking the poison tea.

      August 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
      • Howard

        jean, it's people like you, blind fanatical Obama loyalists, who are bringing America to its knees. America is MORE important than Obama, and it's time for you Obama suckers to open your eyes, and shift your loyalty from Obama to America, if you want to save this great country of ours !!!

        August 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howard same spiel ....nothing new....broken record.

        August 16, 2011 at 9:45 am |
      • Chad in MA

        Howard is right. All these Obama cultists are standing by his side even while he has further crashed the economy, spent more money in his first year then George W spend on both wars combined over his entire presidency and spent all his political capital pushing a healthcare program that has been ruled unconstitutional.

        Obama's failure as a president is by no means a vindication of Bush, not by a long shot. So it's okay to recognize Obama has done a miserable job and support another candidate. Who knows, maybe a solid democrat will challenge him for the nomination.

        August 16, 2011 at 9:52 am |
    • Howard

      We could buy a million bridges to nowhere, with the Trillions of dollars Obama is squandering.

      August 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
      • bruce

        Howard I am afraid it is blind fanatical people of hatred like your-self that just don't seem to get the larger brush strokes. How is supporting the president of the United States anti American? I am sure that you will find some reason that a properly elected president that had the popular vote AND the confidence of the electoral college was somehow not legitimate. You have convinced your self and others like you that the predicament that the economy is in is his fault.
        Alas, he has saved you from the free fall that it was in but blind hatred would have you destroy it even further.

        August 16, 2011 at 1:45 am |
  3. Dawn Makarios

    We LOVED having President Obama come to our town and listen to our citizens! thank you mr. president!

    August 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Dee

    Jean and Howard you hate this President so I hope you vote for Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palan or Rick Perry and see where America ends up if they succeed the next thing we will be reading from you will be you are moving to Russia.

    Use your common sense and stop hating President Obama he is your best choice you need to pay attention to what Warren Buffet the billionaire said and he was right that they should be taxed confirming what the President said.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:58 am |
    • jean2009

      Howard hates this president...I am one of his supporters.. Did you lose the thread of the comments?

      Rick Perry you are kidding we don't need a GWB repeat once was more than enough...we haven't recovered from that mess.
      Michelle Bachmann....please...a wild-eyed raving fanatic...no thanks
      Sarah Falin...an idiot right-wing circus act...no thanks.

      Obama -Biden 2012

      August 16, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  5. Chad in MA

    The economy is circling the drain, Obamacare – the President's only accomplishment- was just declared unconstitutional, and our credit was downgraded as a Nation for the first time EVER.

    Why is Obama on a bus tour? He should be in DC doing his job. He thinks he can get re-elected by telling us what to think not by actually doing a good job as President. This joker needs to go.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  6. John

    If he had left it alone it would have fixed its self. I know it, you know it, we both know it, that's it, there it is.

    August 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Gary, these 'con' clowns will complain if the President goes to the washroom, washes his hands, uses the stall, comes out and washes his hands again. They'd jump out screaming....'He's already washed his hands!....why is he washing them again? Who does he think he is'?...'He's throwing taxpayer-funded water down the drain'...there's still too much government spending going on'! Yes, these cons are ridiculously hateful! It's just dreadful the way they're acting; the awful thing is, the world is watching.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:57 am |
  8. joe

    No one who leaves money to thier estate should be taxed
    thats Triple taxation
    Obama is trying spread the wealth Socalism

    August 18, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hey I just saw this uncouffed remark. Joe, I believe you're complaining a little bit too late about ESTATE TAXES. The IRS has been collecting estate taxes for AGES....under your beloved BUSHES and on back, OK? Long before OBAMA was President. You just can't wait to try to drag his name in the mud on any and everything! At least research first! That's what everyone who's PRO OBAMA is 'ordered' to do by the CON OBAMA blog police! LOL! That's why veteran or not, I take issue with your ill-intent against him.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:25 am |
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