Obama to head out on bus tour
August 12th, 2013
02:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to head out on bus tour

Edgartown, Massachusetts (CNN) – President Barack Obama will dust off his presidential bus and head to New York and Pennsylvania for a two day tour next week, the White House announced on Monday.

Obama, currently vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, will use the trip to "discuss another cornerstone of his vision for a better bargain for the middle class," a White House official said, without specifying any details of the president's speeches.

Since the beginning of August, Obama has used day trips to discuss jobs and the economy – launched in Illinois, the new initiative has also brought the president to Missouri, Florida, Tennessee and Arizona.

He's laid out plans for a new "grand bargain" on jobs, as well as a new push to bolster the nation's housing market.

CNN's Lesa Jansen and Dan Lothian contributed to this report.


Filed under: Economy • President Obama
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Winfred

    If the airplane that the President flies in is called Air Force One, and the helicopter Marine One, when the President goes on a bus tour, what is the call sign for the bus?

    August 12, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    His vision might be realized if he's able to bypass the U.S. Congress as much as practicable.

    August 12, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  3. Italmn

    I love Pres. Obama ! The GOP really gets ticked-off every time he goes out on the trail. lol....Watch-em start screaming and hollering like a bunch of school children.

    August 12, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Tigas

    Wonder how much the OFA is going to charge for an exclusive meeting with Obama this tour. Campaigning is sooo much more fun and profitable than actually doing work at the White House.

    August 12, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. Government waste rules

    More campaigning hooray!

    August 12, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Winfred

    If the airplane that the President flies in is called Air Force One, and the helicopter Marine One, when the President goes on a bus tour, what is the call sign for the bus?
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    So many choices.... soooooooooooo many choices....

    August 12, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. Ol' Yeller

    I can see the wingnut reasoning now... Obama now has a bus tour planned. Who rides buses? People. Groups of people. Groups of people would be a social gathering. Obama is continuing his socialist agenda.

    August 12, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. Tampa Tim

    If a republican goes out in a bus to push their ideas?, you could call the bus a "septic tank."

    August 12, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Democrat Party = Communist Party

    Winfred
    If the airplane that the President flies in is called Air Force One, and the helicopter Marine One, when the President goes on a bus tour, what is the call sign for the bus?
    -–

    Vacationer One

    August 12, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. JEB

    Winfred

    If the airplane that the President flies in is called Air Force One, and the helicopter Marine One, when the President goes on a bus tour, what is the call sign for the bus?

    ______

    Ground Force One?

    August 12, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. going down as "Campaigner Pres"

    Obama does not have the heart of an African-American he his not one of them...America picked the wrong man
    to present the first President of the real Afrian-American people...."That's all we are saying"...!

    August 12, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. just sayin

    Obama, currently vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, will use the trip to "discuss another cornerstone of his vision for a better bargain for the middle class," a White House official said, without specifying any details of the president's speeches.
    --

    of course no details.... because it'll be the same old drivel he has been selling for the last 4.5 years that hasn't worked. let me guess, the rich aren't paying their fair share and the middle class is falling behind. increase taxes on everybody already paying through the nose so obama and the democrats can further feather the beds of their supporters, to do-nothings and leeches on our society.

    obama and the democrats think the government own you and everything you make. they think we are all government slaves.

    August 12, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. Donna

    And just when you thought Obama couldn't possibly waste more of our tax dollars on vacation.... Bottomline is this guy is a celebrity junkie. If he doesn't stand in front of an adoring crowd of leftist koolaide drinkers at least once every two days, I think he would die.

    August 12, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. Name Uche Agonsi

    Rafael Cruz's diatribes/disparages on Obama reminds me of the biblical Pharisees attacks against Jesus for healing the sick & other miracles. How on earth can a 'Pastor' so forcefully come against someone whose mission was for the progress of Americans by promoting the growth of American middle class. What happens to philanthropism. Rafael Cruz is a disgrace to old age & the pastorial sect.

    August 12, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. kirk

    Just sayin, your confused again as to who wants to enslave most Americans.you have no idea how stupid you sound when you talk about failed policies..the gop policies that ruined our economy are good policies then.your delusional at best, more likely a raging racist.so am I but I won't vote gop because of it. The gop has only fought for two things beside taking women rights.more tax cuts for the rich. And the keystone pipeline for their beloved big oil. Please explain how oil coming from Canada, going to Asia helps our dependence on foreign oil? It doesn't, but the gop wants you to believe it does, just one more lie they spew because they are told to.vote them out!!

    August 12, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Tampa Tim

    The only time we picked the wrong man for president was when Bush was elected to a second term. The first term he was chosen by the supreme? court. Obama was the right man to save us from right wing stupidity.

    August 12, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  17. jkane sfl fort myers

    donna is a teahage goof like Bachmann and the two goofs cruz and his idiot father.

    August 12, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. tiscali.it

    Great news... the GOP hates when he goes out to speak directly to the American people....

    August 12, 2013 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. Wake up People!

    @going down...
    Please don't attempt to speak for myself or any other blacks. We're not African Americans because we have never been to Africa. Blacks like being called Americans, just like you.

    As for President Obama not being one of us.... He's the closest we'll ever get, because if a mixed race, intelligent man with a white mother is not accepted into the Good ole boys club, then one that looks like myself and others don't stand a snowballs chance in hell.

    August 12, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. kirk

    Donna, where yo start, you do realize that gw had twice the vacation yomecad Obama. And you would rather go back to losing 8 million jobs in one year, 401k losing 60% of its value. Is that what you want? That's what we got.you can hate if it keeps you warm: he will work for the people just not your people.why font you check tk see what president took what for vacations? Because you won't have an argument, you would rather just haste in your hatref than get informed that's your right: I just thought er should call it what it is; I know you gop seriously struggle with the truth, its just do darn inconvenient

    August 12, 2013 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  21. rs

    Democrat Party = Communist Party

    Winfred
    If the airplane that the President flies in is called Air Force One, and the helicopter Marine One, when the President goes on a bus tour, what is the call sign for the bus?
    -–

    Vacationer One
    _______________
    A stoner! Bush spent 3.5 of his 8 years on vacation, and the Congressional GOP hasn't done a hand's turn since 2008.

    August 12, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  22. rs

    of course no details.... because it'll be the same old drivel he has been selling for the last 4.5 years that hasn't worked. let me guess, the rich aren't paying their fair share and the middle class is falling behind. increase taxes on everybody already paying through the nose so obama and the democrats can further feather the beds of their supporters, to do-nothings and leeches on our society.
    ___________________________
    So beyond trying to give the richest 1% of Americans MORE tax cuts, what exactly has the GOP done?

    Nada!

    August 12, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. just askin

    Name Uche Agonsi

    Rafael Cruz's diatribes/disparages on Obama reminds me of the biblical Pharisees attacks against Jesus for healing the sick & other miracles. How on earth can a 'Pastor' so forcefully come against someone whose mission was for the progress of Americans by promoting the growth of American middle class. What happens to philanthropism. Rafael Cruz is a disgrace to old age & the pastorial sect.
    --

    wow... so now obama is jesus christ??? you obama supporters really have gone off the deep end!

    btw, obama has done more to decimate the middle class than any other president. income levels continue to drop because of a non-existent recovery (blacks are esepcially hit) and now even obama's supporters, the labor unions, say obamacare is going to destroy the middle class. meanwhile prices climb on food and fuel.

    not to worry though... obama is all over this problem with another speech and vacation.

    August 12, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  24. kirk

    Gawd you gop are stupid.wow!

    August 12, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "because it'll be the same old drivel he has been selling for the last 4.5 years that hasn't worked."

    It hasn't worked? But I thought your Teatroll heroes in Congress successfully blocked it all? Which is it? Either they've completely failed you and you need to elect different Teatrolls OR they've been successful and not let him do anything, in which case you can't blame his policies because they've not been put in effect. Please choose. Your cognitive dissonance is annoying.

    August 12, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
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