Picture of the week
August 18th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Picture of the week

People hold signs as they wait for the arrival of President Obama at the Rural Economic Forum  on August 16th in Peosta, Iowa. 


soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Howard

    SAVE AMERICA ... IMPEACH OBAMA NOW !!!

    August 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
    • job

      what's with the whole Impeach thing with presidents it happened with bush and now obama. Ya bush was bad but never impeach him and obama is a huge improvement. If he did get impeach over nothing just imagine how our country would look...3rd world if you as me.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
    • calvin brooks

      howard,hey! seem you've done many cross burnings as a cultural activity.

      August 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • Republicans elect and attract the not so smart

      Howard, you woke up???? Where were you when the previous administration was destroying this country at the rate of 700k jobs a month? It took 8 years for the GOP/Bush and Cheney to bring this country to its knees. Now you want to impeach Obama cause he's not fixing it fast enough?

      Go back to your mom's basement....we'll let you know when this country is back on its feet. In the meantime, its not a good thing for you to sound like a complete idiot....though there might be some justification for that.

      August 20, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • A PROUD OBAMA SUPPORTER

      @HOWARD, ARE YOU INSANE? OK WHO WOULD YOU PUT IN HIS PLACE, GIVE A SOLUTION NOT JUST MAKE SUCH STUPID STATEMENTS. WHAT ROCK WERE YOU UNDER WHEN GWB TOOK OFFICE WITH A SURPLUS CLINTON LEFT HIM AND WHERE GWB LEFT OFFICE? CRAWL BACK UNDER THE SAME ROCK OR MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY OR MOVE TO ARIZONA WHO WANTS TO SECEDE. HEY WHY DON'T YOU GET ONE OF FLIGHT SUITS GWB WORE WITH A HUGE SIGN BEHIND HIM "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" HOW IS THAT WORKING FOR YOU, WE ARE STILL IN TWO WARS ONE OF WHICH WE JUST INVADED A COUNTRY AND ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE WMDs .

      August 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  2. spanky

    Where's the story about Obama's drop to 26% in the poll on how he's well he's handling the economy?
    Why does the media continue to protect this guy?

    August 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • calvin brooks

      do you think your brain have the ability to take you back to 07&08 re.polls on handling the economy.

      August 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
    • calvin brooks

      do you think your brain have the ability to take you back to 07&08 re.polls on handling the economy. that was yesterday,almost.

      August 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
    • Republicans elect and attract the not so smart

      Spanky,

      We people like you in high school, that when the team wasn't winning, all they did was complain about what was wrong. Actually we lost our chance at a state title in football because the entire team was scared to make a mistake.

      Here's the thing, you can be happy the president's approval rating is falling for all the wrong reasons...we call it "hater-aide" And if that's what makes you feel better, we'll we call that pathetic

      August 20, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  3. jean2009

    Bush & Cheney were horrible.

    America was saved.

    Obama- Biden 2012

    August 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • Howard

      Jean ... you, and Liz Carter in Georgia are obviously blindly devoted Obama cheer leaders. No matter how often, or how badly Obama screws up, we can always count on your knee jerk defense of the Obama's. Your lockstep remarks have become so predictable, they have zero credibility. I guess when Obama finally goes down, you'll find some other guru to slobber over. Next time, if you're going to provide blind loyalty to someone, make sure it's someone who deserves it, instead of a self-serving, lying snake, like Barack Obama.

      August 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • Republicans elect and attract the not so smart

        ...and Howard, your criticism of Liz and others is simply weak, ignorant, and dare I say, childish. You speak of the president as if everything he's done, has failed this country, when in fact, any person that see past the nose on their face realizes just how much this president has accomplished over the past 2 and a half years.

        And its your criticism that makes it easy for the intelligent people to see someone (like you) that is only disparaging this president out of some insane hatred or complete stupidity. You can say which one it is....but you need to build credible arguments ...if you have the intellect to do so. However, the facts don't support your petulent, actually, ridiculous complaints against Obama.

        August 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @spanky, you and the rest of 'The Little Raschals' should just give it up! Your malice and beligerency is not working! It's not there because that's all it is! A STORY! LOL! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012! YES WE CAN AGAIN!

    August 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  5. agatha alston

    Everything this man propose gets knocked down !!! Makes me think that this is a ploy to make him fail! They are not open to suggestions nor ideas from an African American President!!! They are closed minded non-compromising on every issue!!!
    He needs to take this vacation. God knows he's going to need all of the strength and wisdom he can muster to work with
    these people when he returns. The voices of NO! NO! NO!

    August 19, 2011 at 6:00 am |
  6. SaintM

    Read the signs the people are carrying. They remind me of the Iranian rebels after they took the hostages in the late 70s, but chanted "yankee go home" in their heavy accents. They didn't know what they were saying, but it was noise and there were cameras watching them so they think their message was getting across.

    The federal gov't can't "save your daddy's and mommy's job" and your home healthcare jobs. The cuts are being made on the state level and are being made because of budget shortfalls due to a combination of irresponsible spending and the wall street meltdown. Screaming at Obama as his bus passes by is like farting in the wind. Must be a collection of repubs, and by the looks of it, not too many of them. Keep Iowa blue!!!

    August 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @not so smart; Thanks for having our backs. Howard is the one that's 'not so smart'! LOL! He doesn't have one tiny-winy idea of what's really going on in the political world! He just hates the President with a hot heat, PERIOD! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012! YES WE CAN! AGAIN!

    August 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Howard is a real sick puppy. He needs his 'heart-worm' medication. He's biting, dillusional, hateful, beligerent, grudgeful, envious, and biggoted! He possesses all of the symptoms of an ILL-HEARTED mindset sooner! LOL!

    August 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm |