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Where oh where are Obama’s Fey Julias?

And where are the ‘bots” and their changelings? Have Obama’s trolls, birthed in 2007 and 2008, wandered off after discovering that their bonds with Obama’s dreams quickly have become frayed or mercilessly cut off, that their country has become more fractious, and that unholy promises have left them barren? Have they become like those in the film Children of Men, with “No children. No future. No hope.”

Now — four years squandered — Obama exhorts a message (?) of “FORWARD” to the sparse attendees bunched together to trick the photographers with the illusion that they’re witnessing a far larger crowd.

Try saying the word “Forward” out loud to your self. Do try it. When I did, I discovered the word has NO ring to it. “Forward” doesn’t excite or move people with reborn optimism. And the word suggests two possibilities: 1) that people hit hardest continue on the same path, and (2) that there’s somewhere that they can go. Try telling that to the increasing numbers of people who’ve given up getting a job even if they are willing to work at most any job.

From “OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN EMPTY ARENA” at Big Government, via Drudge Report:

“Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state.  A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance.”

MORE from “OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN EMPTY ARENA“:

The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President’s first official campaign speech.

During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed nation building at home, but the most newsworthy item of the day was not the talking points Obama delivered: it was the crowd… or lack thereof.  According to ABC News, the Obama campaign had expected an “overflow” of people.  Instead, the arena looked half-empty.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that Obama organizers even had people move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project a larger crowd on television. 

According to the Toledo Blade, the venue for Obama’s rally seats 20,000 but “there were a lot of empty seats.” Comparatively, Obama drew a crowd of 35,000 at Ohio State when he campaigned for former Governor Ted Strickland in 2010.

The official Barack Obama Tumblr boasts a figure from ThinkProgress that 14,000 attended the event–70% of the stadium’s seating capacity.

It’s a campaign faux pas to hold an event in a room that isn’t full; to promise the media a more-than-capacity crowd then fall this far short of that promise is utter incompetence.  In 2008, Obama ran a near-flawless campaign, buoyed by enthusiasm and effective organizing.  But it’s not 2008 any more, and on day one of the 2012 campaign, Team Obama has already made an embarrassing blunder.

Check out “OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN EMPTY ARENA” — an excellent compilation of new reports on Obama’s campaign kick-off … it sure was off.

Perhaps Obama can clone hundreds of Julias who he could transport around the states.

We have to acknowledge that those fictional Julias, like Obama’s composite girlfriends, are more real to Obama than the actual attendees who, most of them, gave up on the hype sometime in 2009 to 2011.

  • Denise Betters

    http://www.politicususa.com/obama-arena-empty.html browyn do you enjoy your membership in
    pluckwads r us?

  • Denise Betters

    The picture was taken BEFORE the event began, note that when the President came on after 1:00 p.m. there was a 14k attendance in the 18k stadium.   p ‘thetic paleo-cons’ perpetual and paltry
    political prevarications

  • foxyladi14

     Well!!The Won did say everyone has to have Some skin in the game,

    personally I think we all just got Skinned

  • alicewolf

    The penny drops.

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  • April454

    What a complete load of crap that picture and this post is.

    When was that very narrow picture taken? Before the event even started and the people had even arrived?

    According to the Columbus Dispatch there were 14,000 people there in a stadium that has a capacity of 20,000 (as the text quoted above even says). That is pretty good this early in the campaign.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/06/this-is-not-just-another-election.html

    If you watch the video of the speech there were a heck of a lot more people there than what that BS picture shows. This post represents the typical lying of Romney supporters.

    Has Romney drawn 14,000 anywhere where he has spoken?

    And what of Romney speaking in Detroit (his supposive home state) in the picture below?

    It does not look like Romney drew anywhere near 14,000.

    “Romney opened himself up to derision for choosing a 70,000-seat stadium which attracted just over 1,000 people, many of them school children bussed in to help fill out the crowd, tucked into a corner of the astro-turf pitch.

    The small crowd underlined again his inability to draw large numbers of supporters and to excite the conservative base.”

    We will see who draws the bigger crowds as the campaign progresses.

    • HARP2

       Poor April
      Your hero was once a rock star, now just he is just a rock weighing down the country.

      • HoosierinDixie

        No he is not Harp2. He is one of those rocks that Larry says the Afghanies wipe their ass with.

    • Hokma

      “According to the Columbus Dispatch there were 14,000 people there in a stadium that has a capacity of 20,000″

      That is a capacity of 20,000 in the stands which does not include the floor of the stadium. Even if it were 14,000 in that stadium it would look sparse.
       
       

    • FormerLib160

      You poor little ObamaZombie. You must not think there is an internet.
      This photo is from a February 24, 2012 event in Detroit when Romney was addressing 1,200 members of the Detroit Economic Club.  The stadium was actually a change in venue because according to the Detroit Free Press, “an initial plan to hold the event at the Westin Book Cadillac [hotel ballroom]… quickly became oversold.”  As a matter of fact, according to the headline at mlive.com, “Detroit Economic Club moves Mitt Romney speech to Ford Field after original venue sells out in hours.”

      • April454

        So they had to bus in school kids.. ?

        Again, let me ask you has Romney draw 14,000 anywhere?

        He cannot even get his own party to vote for him or endorse him with any enthusiasm. We spent 4 or 5 months listening to the clown car full of GOP crazies move up and down the polls with no strong support for Romney. 

        Again, we will see who draws the bigger crowds as we move into the full campaign. If Romney’s record so far is any indiciation, he will not only have trouble giving inspirational speeches, but will see no enthusiastic turnout.

        Nobody is buying Romney’s 1% BS.

        • FormerLib160

          You ObamaZombie college kids need to get away from academia and into the real world.

          That stuff they are pumping into your brains is not knowledge, it’s IGNORANCE.

        • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

          So?  So?  So?

          April sounds like a guilty eight year old…  LOL!  

          Face it.  You can’t change what the media (100% usually in the tank for dear leader) reported.  Obama campaign launch was an EPIC FAIL!

      • foxyladi14

         You tell em.(thumbs up)

  • HELENK2

    site live blogging gitmo trial. thought people might be interested

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/05/05/live-blog-of-khalid-shaikh-mohammed-911-gitmo-trial/

  • HELENK2

    I read this article and wanted to cry for my country

    http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2012/05/06/dishonor-and-war/?singlepage=true

    backtrack has to be defeated in this election

    • Popsmoke

      This Chen issue is smoke…. The right calls were made by State…. Ledeen is full of himself on this one…..

    • foxyladi14

       I have been crying since this guy was elected.Helenk

      • HELENK2

         me too.
        I knew he would be bad for the country , but I did not realize just how bad he would be.

        He might as well have declared open season on America to our enemies

  • Popsmoke
    • Anthony_1

      You gonna start bitching about Hollande’s “multiple wives” now and make yet another oblique connection to Romney and Mormonism?

      • Popsmoke

         That is a French problem not mine…..

  • HELENK2

    while backtrack was bowing to Karzai and promising no US bases in Afghanistan, but leaving a small amount of troops until 2024 , I guess he did not ask or wonder where the hell are they supposed to be based???????

    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/225609-basing-issues-limit-us-options-for-post-war-afghanistan

  • HELENK2

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/06/attorney-in-hijab-defends-call-for-other-women-at-11-hearing-to-wear/#ixzz1u66itzJ2

    female attorney in hijab calls for other women at 9-11 hearins to wear clothes that do not offend the defendents.

    why would any woman want to defend these sick bastards anyway and to call for women not to offend THEM . Well guess what idiot SCREW YOU AND THEM.

    • HELENK2

       http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/06/no-joke-lawyer-for-911-plotter-demands-women-in-gitmo-courtroom-wear-hijabs-show-cultural-sensitivity-to-defendants/

      Another article on the subject

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.cusack Mary Cusack
    • Anthony_1

      that’s a buzzkill……

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/citing-security-us-abandons-consulate-site-in-afghanistan/2012/05/05/gIQA9ZkD4T_story.html?hpid=z1

    $80 million down the drain
    US abandons consulate site in Afghanistan. Well Duh a fifth grader could have figured out the danger

  • HELENK2

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/06/scrapped-snl-skit-mocks-obama-for-taking-credit-over-bin-laden-killing/

    snl scrapped skit mocking backtrack for taking credit over bin laden killing. wonder why???????

    • KenoshaMarge

      couldn’t be bias could it? Or maybe they just needed to run another skit about Sarah Palin saying, she didn’t, that she could see Russia from her porch.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    hey guys
    check out what happens to the men in Julia’s life. The thought of this should even scare the male obots

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/05/04/the-men-in-julias-life/?singlepage=true

    • DianaLC

      As a mother of two boys, with one male grandchild at this time, I find this article very frightening.  But one sentence in particular did stand out to me:  “Or if he does finally decide to go, he finds himself sitting through lectures on why men are to blame for the ills of the world.”

      My older son loved studying history and when he first signed up for college he felt he would be a history major.  He quickly dropped that idea and did the best thing for himself and became a math major (and as a result was recruited by the Navy for its Nuclear Power Program). 

      The first two classes he took from the history department are what changed his mind.  The first one on American history to the Civil War was taught by the jock type of instructor who had decided that, rather than teach what most would assume to be the content of that course, he would teach the history of baseball as a metaphor for the history of the U.S.  Then the second instructor he had, a raging feminist who was supposed to be teaching U.S. history after the Civil War but who did exactly what that sentence predicts will happen:  lectured on why men, and particularly white men, are to be blamed for the ills of the world.

      The way they teach history nowadays is the reason our young people do not know history.

      • stodghie

        wow when i took a course on the civil war, that is exactly what we did learn about the war. sad!

        • KenoshaMarge

          Me too. Guess it’s old fashioned to actually teach the subject.

  • felizarte

    General claims Obama knew about Bin Laden’s lair in 2010:
    http://townhall.com/video/general-claims-obama-knew-about-bin-laden-hideout-since-2010

    It certainly took Obama long enough to respond to this 3:am call.  Must have been busy all this time constructing Julia.

  • HARP2

    Notice that during Julia`s entire life Obama is President……..Hmmmm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       I wonder who’s her baby’s daddy & why isn’t he paying child support so that the taxpayers don’t have to provide support for the kid.

      • Anthony_1

        The “Composite BabyDaddy” is paying (we, the people)

  • Flop_Flipper

    The “truth” is that Obama is the composite. That’s why there are no records available and so little verifiable history to assign to him. He is a made up person. A fake.

    • Anthony_1

      like Julia.

      I understand that if you translate the word “Composite” from its original language (Bot-speak), it means “Manchurian”

      • HARP2

         Julia spotted on spring break with what appears to be an illegal alien.

        • Anthony_1

          That. Is. HILARIOUS!

        • KenoshaMarge

          Which is which?

        • foxyladi14

           LOL Harp

      • BronwynsHarbor

        Oh.  I thought it translated to Chance The Gardener.

        • Anthony_1

          Lol!  True, true, true

  • Hokma

    Romney had it right. He said Obama wants us to all move forward over a cliff. But it kind of makes sense since for his first two years Obama kept saying that Bush and Republicans drove us into an economic ditch and that his administration was gong to move forward. Well if you move forward into a ditch, you dig yourself deeper into that ditch.

    • foxyladi14

       TRU DAT!!!

  • Flop_Flipper

    The implication with Forward is that we are on the right path and need to keep following it.  WRONG! And the American people that aren’t blind Obots know this in their bones.

    • KenoshaMarge

      And even some who previously supported the “construct” president are having second thoughts.

      Just a thought, what is their in the “Fourweird” that appeals to the younger set?

      • Flop_Flipper

        I have no idea how anything they do actually appeals to younger voters other than he is substituting the State for extended parenting. Lots of freebies tend to attract those that are used to them. Kids are typically inexperienced and impressionable making them easy prey.

      • DianaLC

        KenoshaMarge,

        I know that the unreasoning, American Idol watching, hippie dippie younger set fell for Obama like lemmings going over a cliff.  Many of them are now looking for work and can’t get work and will not be inclined to believe politicians at this point.

        But the older Dems, like some of my family, who weren’t and aren’t really very political, but who blindly followed the Dem party believing its leadershad integrity and their welfare in mind, who voted for Obama that pushed him over more than he normally would have IF WE HAD AN ETHICAL MSM in our country.  I believe it’s that group of people who’ve been Dems for so long who will be our best hope of defeating this imposter in chief.  They may do what some of the Repubs did in the last GE, stay home–not willing to be accused of voting for him again but not yet willing to vote Republican.

        Romney and his PACs need to subtly and simply keep hammering on his “history”–both before being in office and while in office (that latter is mostly golf)–and they will stay home.

        I am ashamed of myself, but at that point I will indeed do the “I told you so” dance in front of them.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOMk5GWvlks

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

           My told you so song is more like this:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4sB7O97ro

        • FormerLiberal9

           I agree Diana.  I know at least 2 younger dem. voters (family members) who plan on staying home this Nov.  But the former dems of my generation are highly motivated to defeat Obama at the polls.

    • foxyladi14

       He thinks we are stupid.

  • KenoshaMarge

    After having “met” Julia I wanted to ask every woman that fell for the “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” crap if this is what  they had in mind. Daddy’s little girl from cradle to grave?

    I had higher aspirations for myself and certainly don’t want to see my granddaughters and great-granddaughters being taken care of for their whole life.

     They are, for the most part, strong, independent young women who are laughing at “Julia” and the idea that any self-respecting “woman” would find that construct appealing.

    One of my granddaughters is a student at UW Madison and she says even in that hotbed of liberalism they are laughing at “Julia.”

    • Flop_Flipper

      That cartoon says it all.

    • Anthony_1

      Here’s another

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

         And one more.

        • Anthony_1

          Excellent!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat

       Saw a pic that sums up Obama on women perfectly.

      At least it is better than “Iron my shirt” (actual signs held by Obots at Hillary rallies in 2008).

      • KenoshaMarge

        Oh dear Dog, the many faces of Julia.

        • foxyladi14

           OMD!!!!!

          • KenoshaMarge

            Exactly!

  • felizarte

    The first time I heard that slogan, FORWARD! the image that came to mind was a whole flock of sheep at a precipice and the shepherd shouting FORWARD! and I wished that Pat Racimora could use her artistic talents to illustrate this inane exhortation from Obama at a time like this.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I’ll mak e sure that Pat sees your great idea.

      • felizarte

        Thanks!  I hope a  whole slew of cartoons mocking that slogan show up and Obama decides to come up with another slogan.  Then we can also have a cartoon where “they” actually fell over the cliff.

  • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

    BH, maybe this is ‘news’ to R’s because they weren’t closely following the D’s 2008 primary campaign between Obama and Clinton. But I wasn’t the only person making a game of noticing that, by the time images were released by the fawning media, of the then D nominee wannabe’s campaign ‘events’; these had been as meticulously and fraudulently edited as had been ‘his’ words.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Despite there being hundreds of thousands of comments on this very blog during the 2007-2008 campaigns, I remember your comments about the “game” played by the media, side by side with Obama, and against all the rest.

      • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

        “Despite there being hundreds of thousands of comments on this very blog
        during the 2007-2008 campaigns, I remember your comments about the
        “game” played by the media, side by side with Obama, and against all the
        rest.”

        Good; ’cause I’ll be damned if I waste any more time looking for images supporting my charges, Obama perpetrated ‘image’ fraud; when I am still struggling (against the tide) to identify and fix ballot fraud in time for the 2012 general election!

  • http://twitter.com/VeronicaVerona1 Veronica Verona

    Obama’s fictional life and record have met reality in 2012.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      I am so relieved that I never dated a man who thought I was a composite.