August 14th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
POTUS buys a round of beers at Iowa State Fair
WHITE HOUSE (CNN) - President Obama made a somewhat unannounced stop at the Iowa State Fair on Monday evening, just hours after Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan gave a speech there.
The president gave no formal remarks but he did buy a round of beers as he greeted many fair-goers.
"Bud lights all around on me!" Obama declared to those gathered in the Mike's Tavern beer tent on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. He clarified that the offer was only good for those 21 years old and older.
To the chants of "Four more beers!", he looked into his wallet and then amended his offer and promised 10 beers for 10 people.
Greg Lear, the president-elect of the Iowa Pork Producers, gave the president two pork chops to eat with his beer. Obama ate the pork chops with his fingers since he didn't have a fork and knife, according to the travel pool producer who witnessed the scene.
While at the fair, he also reminisced about his stop at the fair in 2007 with daughters Malia and Sasha where he played arcade games and rode several rides.
"I still have pictures of me, Malia and Sasha on the bumper cars," the president said. Obama had previously joked that the Secret Service wouldn't let him do the bumper cars again this time.
Earlier in the day while making remarks at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, President Obama announced to the crowd, "I think I'm going to end at the State Fair. Michelle has told me I cannot have a fried Twinkie. But I will be checking out the butter cow and I understand this year there's a chocolate moose." Prior to those remarks, there was speculation of when his stop would take place.
this guy would not be caughtdead at a state fair...now or ever in his phony life....come on. The media presidency.....and nothing else.
Other than, you know, him being at the Iowa state fair.
Are you kidding ? State Fairs ? Everybody loves State Fairs. Dose it make you feel better to make a nasty comment ? Just shows your ignorance. You have way too much time on your hands.
he and his family would be more likely at the state fair then romney and his wife
Obama dissed Romney and his dog, in regards to wind energy, but neglected to mention how he broke wind after eating dog.
The article states the Pres. took his daughters to the fair in 2007, taking pictures of them on the bumper cars.
Your tiresome hate is just that, jerry-tiresome.
when he was running for election also...dopy.
Obama plays dirty and always needs an unfair advantage ... like when he demands that we allow illegals the right to vote ... or, when he tries to eliminate the need for an I.D. to vote ... or, when he tries to suppress the military vote. Obama is a BULLY and a COWARD. Inviting the supreme court to the State Of The Union speech, only to publicly insult them on national television ... when they couldn't talk back ... is only one of many examples of this. Also, whenever Obama has the upper hand ... like when he bragged and boasted about how he would have a BILLION dollar war chest ... only to cry like a baby when his opponent raised more money. Or, when instead of taking responsibility for his failures, he always resorts to blaming others ... This is the sign of a small man, with no character or integrity.
Besides drinking beer in public, BO has admitted he liked using Coke & Weed.
What a great leader we have.
you must be a rightwad churchie-wurchie type. I wondered how long it would take the stupids to complain that the guy buys a beer. You people are pathetic and you use your christ crap the same way normal people use wine and beer – it's a sop because you cannot muster the cohones to face the world so you wallow in jesus junk.
The president of the united states having a beer. THE HORROR! Actually, we drink quite a bit here in Iowa, so he fits right in there.
RYAN has the courage to tell the truth ... unlike Obama and the democrats, who lie, in a desperate attempt to buy votes. We are spending more than we have. Our entitlement programs are unsustainable, However, the obama stooges continue to misinform, blame, demonize, and lie.
And we have uneducated people posting comments on CNN.com thinking it will make a difference somewhere...
jerry your such an ass The president looks more comfortable at the fair than either paulie or mittens. Mitt the twit doesn't look comfortable any place the middle class gather. Forward 2012
Judy, you're an expert on asses, sinceyou stare at one every morning when you shave.
That was the saddest excuse of trolling I have seen all day, cheers!
JUST STAND ON YOUR HEAD AND SOIL YER PANTS AWREADY!!!!!!!!!!!
you must work for Romney's call centers...you attack everything that's for the President....your hate must be blinding you....and to think that you volunteer for crap like this....
what is the matter Judy.... come on now...put on your big girl panties and sit the twinkly down and think for a moment...concentrate if you can. Read barry's bio, study his history (as much as available)...he just aint the county fair type. Look at his girly hands for example...they never had a shovel in them. He couldn't even pronounce Corpsman correctly as he read his monitor...this guy is a contrived personality from head to toe and to the bone...a total empty shirt...it is you who are being made the ass.
Four more beers...LOL!
Americans are lucky to have such a great guy. I can't imagine when last any African leader attended an outdoor events and mixed freely with their citizens, certainly not in the continent I live filled with despots and criminals who busy parade themselves as presidents and leaders
I'm sure jessie jackson jr did all this stuff too....and no one even knew he had a serious mental illness to boot...for some reason.
You're sick. You need to go back to wherever you came from.
He's mistaken, those beers are courtesy of the US taxpayer.
Well yes, in the same sense that any government employee's salary is essentially paid by taxes. That being said at least he is re-investing it in small business.
LOL...At least he's not afraid to show his taxes. Romney not paying taxes for 10 years is courtesy of US taxpayers. Guess what? He's gonna do it again and make you pay more in the process. Romney/Ryan would never do that at a state fair around a bunch of "NORMAL" people. That's why this election will be a disaster again for the GOP...
Obama spent over a million dollars to seal his college records ... Why? ... probably because Obama benefitted from public tax monies to fund his education. Obama has ALWAYS been on the public dole ... paid for by tax dollars ... except when he made money from his books, which we now know were a pack of lies ... tand, he public will continue to pay Obama an approx. $200,000 a year pension, for the rest of his life.
Where does this 'million dollars' figure come from?
If there was a criminal issue of Romney not paying taxes, there would have been an indictment, criminal charges, and trial. Since there is none, either the Democrats are idiots for letting another criminal go or Romney is innocent. I'm giving the Democrats the benefit of the doubt, and Romney is innocent or would have been in jail by now.
Romney's failure to pay taxes is probably perfectly legal, which is the only reason he hasn't been indicted. But just because it's legal does not mean it is moral, ethical or right. Americans deserve to see what a skinflint, selfish pig Mitt Romney is, so they know as much as possible about this loser who seems to think he is entitled to be considered for the Presidency. He isn't entitled to be considered to wipe our boots, much less have any kind of role with influence. The guy and his runningmate Ryan are dangerous and greedy and unscrupulous and unworthy. They're also weirdos who ascirbe to all kinds of fake phony mythological hocus pocus like Mormonism and Christianity.
Unlike Robme, he has been working for a living and pays taxes.
Just like Harry Reid's remarks on this subject, you're wrong! Romney pays taxes. Otherwise The IRS and the administration would plaster this everywhere but they did not!
Steveo, the IRS is not in the business of plastering your taxes everywhere to support a candidate. But, you can find information on LEGAL SUITS BROUGHT AGAINST SOMEONE BY THE IRS (which has happened to Mitt and he lost.) Just like you can find out that the IRS has a LEIN AGAINST SOMEONE or information that a person has FILED FOR BAKRUPTCY PROTECTION (like Trump).
Working for a living ? ... the AWOL president? ... voting 'present' 127 times ... countless luxury vacations ... countless rounds of golf ... coutless fund raisers ... constant campaigning ... and, all the while getting generously paid with the money from hard working American tax payers. Obama has always been on the public dole ... while spending other people's money like a drunken sailor.
OK Cynthia L. I'll stand corrected on the IRS thingy. At the same time you can be sure POLTICIANS would have plastered it all over the place!
Trump! Bankrupt how many times? How's he doing now?
@Howard Larry Moe CurlyJoe WELFARE QUEEN
FOX NEWS-reporting today with Headline – FACT CHECK Ryan Budget Plan Doesn't Actually Slash the Budget....( I quote the published article here)
Under Ryans TAX PLAN – Government Spending increases almost every year over the next decade.
– Tax and other revenue rises YEAR AFTER YEAR.
– The 10-year deficit is still $3 TRILLION DOLLARS
(they continue with the article by saying, their words here) The fact that Ryan's Spending Plan grow the Federal Budget over the long-term is one that could easily be lost in the political melee underway in the wake of his selection....
Instead of the $3.1 TRILLION LONG-TERM DEFICIT ADDITION – Obama's plan comes with a $6.7 TRILLION DEFICIT "REDUCTION" in the same amount of time.
The studies back up claims the REPUBLICAN TAX PLANS BENEFIT THE WEALTHY. Another study by the TAX POLICY CENTER says that ROMNEY'S tax plan would also include cuts that "PREDOMINATELY FAVOR " UPPER-INCOME TAX PAYERS.
So, even FOX can do the math.
Nobody has information on your tax returns unless it is shown to them by that person. Period. Trump has filed for bankruptcy at least two times and maybe three. Which means that all the money he owed to people didn't ever get paid to them And, HE'S DOING FINE. Maybe you should asked the people he stiffed how they are doing???
Nobody has information on your tax returns unless it is shown to them by that person. Period.
I believe I stated I stand corrected! You want blood?
Trump has filed for bankruptcy at least two times and maybe three. Which means that all the money he owed to people didn't ever get paid to them And, HE'S DOING FINE. Maybe you should asked the people he stiffed how they are doing???
You 100% sure he didn't pay his debts? 100% sure? Since yuou asked me to provide a link or some type of proof, its only fair that I ask the same of you. What cha got?
Ask the people he owed money to when he filed for bankruptcy. You kept expounding how political opponents would be splashing tax info around. I answered. Blood? Your spilling enough of your own here.
Ask the people he owed money to when he filed for bankruptcy. You kept expounding how political opponents would be splashing tax info around. I answered. Blood? Your spilling enough of your own here.
Are you telling me no PAC would release such info for poltical gain? Harry Reid already proudly proclaimed Romney has not paid his taxes in over 10 years! You're the last person i'd suspect to be naive! That's a compliment!
You did not answer my call for proof concerning Trump!
The only ones with information on Romney's taxes are insiders, that includes many accountants that have worked for
Romney over the years, secretaries who have transcribed information for him and keep the files, business partners, and something like 23 years of returns to John McCain when he ran in 2008.
Mitt's own people said of his replacing of hard-drives of computers used his term as Gov of Mass. "Was to keep politcially sensitive material from those that would use it against him." What is in those that would damage him?
If Mitt has something to hide that is NOT VERY FLATTERING about how he invests and/or evades in legal or illegal practices and it is found out through sources who are whistleblowers then yes, they will try and get that information out to the voters that we deserve to hear about a man who wants to be our president. People don't care that Mitt is rich. People care how he has gotten richer. They care about him abusing the spirit of our tax laws. And, he shouldn't be surprised after spending the last 10 yrs running for some kind of office. He already has fudged on residency issues in Mass. and was challenge by the BOSTON GLOBE. It's already a known fact he has lied to the IRS about that and he had to amend/or redact the info. (This is when he ran for senate in that state and lost).
Google Trump and Bankruptcies.
@ Cynthia L,The only ones with information on Romney's taxes are insiders, that includes many accountants that have worked for Romney over the years, secretaries who have transcribed information for him and keep the files, business partners
So I assume since you did not mention Reid in that group, HE would have NO idea then! Thanks, just wanted to make that clear!
Don't mince my words. An insider, according to Harry Reid, has given him credible information. Mitt can't keep hiding wrong doing if others know and want to spill the beans. Stop twisting in the wind.
I don't know how you people come up with these lies against President Obama..
Cynthia L, explain why someone who was President of Law Review at Harvard, a prestige position at a prestige college would hide his transcripts. What's the President hiding? Don’t care if he graduated magna whatever – it is a trust but verify.
i thought the article said that he looked in his wallet, and i am sure the beers were paid for by his campaign
The pres not having money in his wallet doesn't jive?? I like your other comment below about a married man has no money and the wife's out shopping – ha-ha
And I just read, on Yahoo, that the Obama's have built a beer brewery in the White House! How low can they go – and I wonder whose money paid for it?
Wish I could be proud of what they do, but I'm not. Can't wait for Romney to move in and clean up the WH!
What a cool president. He is our guy and the average person knows it.
Please do not vote to give millionaires and billionaires more tax cuts as they do not need it. Ryan is going to try and distance himself from his budget but we have it dude. You can run but you can't hide. Talk to me about your social security and medicare cuts.
Obama / Biden 2012
Lionel be careful...here comes Howard who's on the Hate the President train and the teaparty GOP three ring circus....with his attacks on your comments....
LOVE THIS GUY!
Obama, YOU ARE ONE COOL DUDE!!! You know how to connect with people personally. Romney doesn't have that. Obama, YOU THE MAN!!!. OBAMA 2012!!! 🙂
Obama is just your typical black man. Let the guy move into your house and soon you find that his promises are replaced by smoking, drinking and running up the family debt. Until finally you have no choice but to kick him back onto the street..
WOW!! I can't believe you think this about black people. Is that all you see when you see black people?? You need to wake up. And what about white people?? They go around shooting people in movie theaters and churches. Should black people be like that?? So don't talk bad about black people when white people aren't any better. DAMN SHAME!!
Your racist comments are exactly why people of this country get turned off and have no respect for who you represent. You should be ashamed of yourself.
OMG, how dare you say such a thing, Demwit!!!! It is people like you who just keep the ignorance going.....
I have to agree with the rest on this one dude, not cool at all . All adds nothing to the debate! Very poor comments!
What a vile thing to say. You should be voter suppressed.
Just like HOWARD'S JOKE insinuating ' middle-aged "WHITE" men' built computers and iphones and all the stuff we use today. But, Steveo didn't catch it. He was too busy trying to suppress the truth on the budget.
Cynthia L! Shame on you! I say something an get hammered If i say nothing, you would have hammered me for saying nothing, It seems I cannot win today! How am I suppressing truth about the budget?
No ma'am that would be the left! You say the Ryan plan pushes grandma over the cliff! What you don't say is anyone over 55 in 2012 sees NO change. What you don't say is Vouchers are OPTIONAL to those younger than 55.
President Obama says you can keep your doctor and keep your insurance and you throw a parade. Ryan says you can keep Medicare/medicaid but have OPTIONS and you throw rotten fruit! Make up your mind, please!
Five individuals spoke out and you challenged but one. That is 20% or .200 200 is good in bowling but bad in baseball! pretty bad here as well! Interestingly enough only one of the five leans right. Co-winky dink? I think not!
Actually Bootstomper replied as well! That makes in a bit worse. You have challenged only one in six!! Tthat is only a .167 challenging average! You have just earned a trip to the minor leagues! Sorry!
The truth is no matter who gets elected the Medicare issue has to be addressed. The question is can we be adults and do it now or down the road when the whole program is a failure for everyone. Finally, if voucher programs were so bad, why do families line up for vouchers to send their children to private schools? I would rather have that voucher to choose my doctors then be stuck with the ones who took Medicare. It’s important to have the conversation now and people discussing solutions because the current system is broke.
You can keep your OWN INSURANCE AND your OWN DOCTOR under Obama's plan. Your insurance now has to give 85% TOWARD YOUR CARE PREMIUM BENEFITS now that Obamacare HAS ALREADY BEGUN. However, because Repulicans squawked about still letting the insurance companies to still be able to raise your premiums helping their INSURANCE COMPANY BUDDIES, until Obama's Affortable Care Act takes full effect in 2014 which stops the practice of gouging insured Americans like they've continued to do for decades.
IN EFFECT NOW – all children are eligible to be covered under their parents insurance til age 26. - Insurance companies CANNOT DENY COVERAGE because of a pre-existing condition. They must provide NO CO-PAY from their customers for yearly screenings for women's mamograms and cervical cancer.
Since the Affordable Heathcare Act has been passed EXPERTS who idenify waste in the healthcare system that has been ripping Americans off by unfair practices and costs. THEY HAVE FOUND $716 BILLION DOLLARS of WASTE in programs done by providers of INSURANCE, DRUG COMPANIES and DOCTOR and HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS that have to do with over-billing, over-prescribed medicines, dual unnescessary screenings and plain old paper shuffling. And, have been able to standardize the claims system to benefit patients and healthcare providers in a more cohesive way so all are treated fairly. The only people fined for not having healthcare starting in 2014 ARE ONLY people that can afford to pay for it BUT don't. LOW_INCOME CITIZENS are helped into a pool-system of other low income citizens that is affordable to their income level because then they get a fairer group rate.
Hope this helps you understand some details.
Look folks, it costs nothing for Demwitt to have his idiotic opinions, so he will keep the regardless of how it doesnt hold up in the real world. This is lesson one in the myth of the rational voter. The sad part is I am not even trying to be snide when I say this
Wow! Stirred up a hornets nest with that one...
Wish it weren't true but the facts, and multiple studies, speak for themselves., just ask Julia.
Julia Child? Just looked through her cookbook and well,.....I did find several receipes for quiche.
Demwit, that's really what you are.
President Obama -even though he is president, he is an everyday man who understands the average working-class American-he is someone who is quite comfortable in his own skin and it shows-and you can tell he has a wonderful time being out and about with us regular folks.
OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012!!!
Did Michelle give him permission to drink beer and spend her clothes money?
So mid day drinking is part of Oblunders ways, i hope he gets a dui, what a lousy pos he is. HE promised unemp at 6 % or he wouldnt run =liar, ptomise to cut deficet in half or wouldnt run-liar I would prefer seeing some one in the White house who is successful not this losder we haver thier now.
Speaking of someone drinking.......
typical married man, no money in his wallet and the wife is nowhere in site
It is amazing how wives do that so effortlessly 🙂
You realize us guys have no choice, right?
Obama understands most of us and will preserve the middle class.
We are so lucky to have a president who is envied by most of the world. He is charming, intelligent, great communicator, at ease with us middleclass most of us can related to–as long as you dont look only at his skin color and blinded by hatred.
hahahaha... the anti-obama gang show their racism... seriously...
attack him on unemployment, drone strikes, poverty, healthcare, deficit spending, ntional debt, etc... but to make racist comments about black people... you wonder why i consider republicans racists?
willard romney is a disaster. i nominate condi rice for pres and ron paul for vp...
you racists live in a sad sad world, defend gun rights for the wrong reasons and shoot up people different to you. if there is a republican who isnt racist they should stand up to the others and attack obama on his failures not because he has more melanine...
I stood up and STILL got get slapped down. I challenge POLICY and not skin color and do the very things you suggested! Not ALL GOP are racist! You realize racism is not llimited to political party, age, gender, religion, or SKIN COLOR, right? You do make a point just don't forget blanket statements do no one any good!
I was slamming you for the previous posts on today's other pages, jokes repeated by Howard which at first I did not catch but did.
No harm, no foul. My overall poit is what I said racism, is not limited by much of anything! I am serious about my country and her future. All this back and forth, not so much! I apologize if I offended you!
It's a rough ride around here sometimes, Steveo.
what do you know about racism you ignorant fool? You live in a country with less racism in the world...wouldn't know racism if it crawled up your butt.
hahaha.... i dont know whether to take that as a compliment or a diss... the butt part is a diss obviously... yeah... isnt it a GOOD thing that my country doesnt discriminate? yh, we have all cultures here but you dont see people stereotyping or discriminating... oh i know racism. i've travelled extensively. been to cuba, taiwan, singapore, miama and conneticut. all the other countries are wary of foreignors and tend to stereotype from afar based on ignorance. once they get to know you they become friendly... but not in america... in conneticut me and my cousins were pulled over for no reason whatsoever. we were not smoking, drinking, speeding or playing loud music. why were we pulled over then? because to the officer it was criminal for for dark skinned young men to be driving around in a land rover not breaking any laws. go figure. can you tell me why we had to be interrogated and have our id's checked and rechecked for atleast fifteen minutes? yeah. i know not all americans are racist but a lot of them are. that is something no young man can live down... oh and cubans are very racist too so its not just americans. canadians are nice though Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:56:46 +0000 To: email@example.com
Most Americans are racist? You MET most Americans? You seem to not mention the country of your origin! I find that omission to be interesting. Yeah, we have our issues but why am I not reading about people trying to snealk OUT of America? I do read about folks trying to sneak IN? I wonder why?
hmmm... i probably phrased myself improperly... most americans i've met were racist... atleast until they met me... trust me... i'm somewhat of a pro when it comes to being discriminated against and then changing the person's mind... well atleast about me. i dont know if they still continue to be racist but their attitude towards me is very different. in my travels i've had to befriend the locals and have made girlfriends along the way. its not easy when you have to meet the parents of a girl who told them that black people are a curse... hahaha much less when their culture doesnt encourage mating outside the population. i've had mongolian, nicaraguan, cuban and taiwanese girlfriends. not to mention the indian, caribbean and african. and i once dated girls from horicon wisconsin and tuskeegee alabama. and couple flings and one night stands in conneticut and miami. oh yeah my country. its a veeeeeerrrry small twin island federation in the caribbean named st christopher and nevis. we have less than 50k people and a combined area of about 104 sq miles. Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:34:23 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
He said ALOT OF THEM – NOT MOST OF THEM--which is true. If it isn't color, it's religion. or where you come from. Just read carefully next time and don't get yer knickers in a twist. I'm still P.O'd about your TRILLION comment, can you tell?
August 15, 2012 at 11:34 am |
He said ALOT OF THEM – NOT MOST OF THEM–which is true. If it isn't color, it's religion. or where you come from. Just read carefully next time and don't get yer knickers in a twist. I'm still P.O'd about your TRILLION comment, can you tell?
Let me see. You are P.O'd about my TRILLION remark (which was an honest mistake, abeit done 2 or 3 times) BUT you are not PO'd about the promise concerning transparency? Nor the promise to halve the deficit, nor the promise to be a first termer if the economy does not improve? I get that right? Bad info from me, who affects nothing nationally gets more of your attention and anger than broken Presidential promises (which affects everything nationally)? I'm not sure if I am more honored by you or more disappointed in you!
He did say "A Lot"! One is too many! But I still wonder why the country of his/her origin was never mentioned. I am not above saying sorry for a mistake!
The President kinda looks like he is wasted in the picture. I guess he's an expert since he wasted all of our tax monies on the stimu not projects. Can anyone tell me if he was he drinking 8.3% less alcohol beer?
Buying votes one beer at a time.
while it cost the vender $25,000.00 in sales...the business owner takes one for obutt head as usual.
@Frank – Wonder how many you bought just to get a date.
Romeny would have done the right thing and not spent the $50 on white trash. He doesn't need their vote, just the ones he has promised increased profits to.
How this rings with his presidency...here's free stuff that someone else pays for!!!
You probably just feel ENTITLED to a free one 'cause you're MALIBUCHICK and you don't buy anyone a drink 'cause it wouldn't be cool.
WHat a drunk, trying to buy votes with beer. Trying to pander to the middle class, when in reality he can not stand us. What a loser we have as President
For God's sake he's out stumping, every President does it! Look at the picture, a beer in one hand, a plate of food in the other, you're in America's heartland of good food, what's the problem?
Someone else said... "who would look more natural there Obama in his khakis, or Mit in is pulled up too high jeans"
Obama wins, remember Mit doesn't drink alcohol.. no beer – he is just not a regular guy.
So. We can't have a big soda because of sugar. What about all that sugar from alcohol and the carbohydrates? I bet your beer beats a 24 oz of soda?