The failed president will be appearing in Joe Biden’s hometown tomorrow for another campaign appearance on the public dime, and in a sign how hugely unpopular he is only a couple hundred Obamatons lined up to get their free tickets.
I guess they’ll have to bus in some unions goons to make it look as if he’s still got support.
When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in 2008 and spoke at Scranton High School, the line to get tickets a few days before her appearance stretched about 1,000 people long.
Monday’s line to grab the available free tickets to President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was noticeably shorter — about 225 people were waiting when the doors opened for the distribution.
“It’s a little disappointing to see that,” said Cathy Kneeland, 64, of Scranton, who showed up more than three hours early to stand in line and found herself second. “You would think more people would want to see the president speak.”
That’s the problem, Cathy. We’ve heard him speak way too much and he’s got nothing to say, other than blaming anyone and everyone for his myriad failures.
Barbara Yavuchak of Scranton said while she’s “very worried” about the country, she was, like many Obama supporters standing in line Monday, blaming Republicans for blocking much of what Obama has tried to get done.
Typical Obama supporter: Completely clueless that he had two years with huge Democrat majorities and got nothing done, other than shoving a hugely unpopular ObamaCare plan down our throats. But I guess when Republicans took the House in 2010 they were sent there to be a rubber stamp for Obama?
Seriously, can these people be any more obtuse?
“I feel very sorry for (Obama),” she said. “He stepped into a terrible situation. But it hasn’t made me not support him. I know quite a few people who have (lost faith in Obama), but I know what he’s up against.”
No, Barbara, you don’t. Feel sorry for him all you want, but that won’t change the fact the guy is wrong for America.
Update: The story at the link was revised so the headline now reads More than 1,000 people to see Obama in Scranton.
Pathetic. I guess they found enough shiftless layabouts to take more tickets. Probably had to bribe them with free cigarettes and cheeseburgers.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the actual number of tickets distributed to see President Obama on Wednesday.
Here’s a look at the massive crowd that originally gathered.