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Potential Republican VP candidates blast President Obama during Niles visit

Published: Thu, July 5, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m.

POLAND — The day before Barack Obama’s Friday visit to the Mahoning Valley, two of Mitt Romney’s top surrogates criticized the Democratic president’s economic policies.

During a stop today in the parking lot of Eastwood Field in Niles, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, both considered potential vice president running mates for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, told The Vindicator that Obama needs to held accountable for the decisions he’s made during his time as president.

“Clearly, the president can’t run on his track record, can’t run on his results, can’t run on his broken promises,” Jindal said. “Instead, he’s running a campaign of divide and blame.”

Obama is visiting Mahoning County on Friday.

The president will tour Summer Garden Food Manufacturing in Boardman at 9:40 a.m., according to his campaign. The event at the food manufacturing facility is closed to the public and journalists, except for pool press members.

Obama then goes to Dobbins Elementary School in Poland. He will give a speech to an invitation-only crowd of about 200 to 250 supporters at 10:45 a.m.

The president’s visit to the Valley, as part of his two-day “Betting on America” bus tour, is the only stop on the five-city trip that is closed to the general public.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


1redeye1(5673 comments)posted 4 years ago

jertaboy Well spoken, thank you, specially the last line!

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2Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 4 years ago

gas in austintown is 3.59 at speedway.

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3DSquared(1788 comments)posted 4 years ago

Obama's Traveling Circus closed to Public and Journalists. Invitation only to card-carrying members, eh Comrade! At least he could have stolen, (I mean rented) a bus made in the USA! More Snake-Oil anyone?

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4VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years ago

To: Pawlenty & Jindal and those Alike
Perhaps Let's Refresh One's Amnesia


*Now, the Fifty (50) Obama Accomplishments:

1. Passed Health Care Reform
2. Passed the Stimulus
3. Passed Wall Street Reform
4. Ended the War in Iraq
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry
8. Recapitalized Banks
9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:
10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi
11. Told Mubarak to Go!
12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
13. Improved America’s Image Abroad
14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending
15. Created Race to the Top
16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards
17. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis
18. Passed Mini Stimuli
19. Began Asia “Pivot”:
20. Increased Support for Veterans
21. Tightened Sanctions on Iran
22. Created Conditions to Begin Closing Dirtiest Power Plants
23. Passed Credit Card Reforms
24. Eliminated Catch-22 in Pay Equality Laws
25. Protected Two Liberal Seats on the U.S. Supreme Court
26. Improved Food Safety System
27. Achieved New START Treaty
28. Expanded National Service
29. Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection
30. Gave the FDA Power to Regulate Tobacco
31. Pushed Federal Agencies to Be Green Leaders
32. Passed Fair Sentencing Act
33. Trimmed and Reoriented Missile Defense
34. Began Post-Post-9/11 Military Builddown
35. Let Space Shuttle Die and Killed Planned Moon Mission
36. Invested Heavily in Renewable Technology
37. Crafting Next-Generation School Tests
38. Cracked Down on Bad For-Profit Colleges
39. Improved School Nutrition
40. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections
41. Avoided Scandal
42. Brokered Agreement for Speedy Compensation to Victims of Gulf Oil Spill
43. Created Recovery.gov
44. Pushed Broadband Coverage
45. Expanded Health Coverage for Children
46. Recognized the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide
47. Expanded Stem Cell Research
48. Provided Payment to Wronged Minority Farmers
49. Helped South Sudan Declare Independence
50. Killed the F-22

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5VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years ago

^All Of This In 3 Short Years, George^

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