Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus blasted Obama’s choice of a Canadian bus for the tour during a conference call with reporters Wednesday.
“We don't believe that it is any coincidence that the president is embarking on this sham jobs tour in his Canadian bus,” Priebus said. “He is doing this because this bus tour is nothing but another campaign jaunt for this president, who, as we all know, is absolutely in love with being the campaigner in chief.
"This is an outrage that the taxpayers of this country would have to foot the bill so that the campaigner-in-chief can run around in his Canadian bus and act as if he is interested in creating jobs in our country,” Priebus said.
Priebus also advised the president to spend more time in the White House finding ways to fix chronically high unemployment, rather than “planning his next vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.”
Meanwhile, Obama has been taking hit after hit for his lack of leadership in the debt debacle, for not calling Congress back to resolve unfinished business and for jetting off later this week on vacation to the exclusive resort island. The latest attack came from real estate mogul Donald Trump on Greta Van Susteren.
"Well, the fact is, he takes more vacations than any human being I've ever seen. They used to complain about George Bush, but I understand he's already exceeded George Bush and we're not even through the year. So he likes vacation," Trump said.
All of that combine is likely to hurt the president's image, experts say, and independents are notoriously fickle.
In November 2010, independents voiced their dissatisfaction at the ballot box, sweeping tea party-steeped Republicans back into power in the House of Representatives in a historic wave election.
Ever since, the president’s political advisers have been working hard to woo independents back into the fold by positioning the president at every turn as the voice of moderation.
In his Cannon Falls, Minn., speech Monday, for example, the president said: “So there is no shortage of ideas to put people to work right now. What is needed is action on the part of Congress, a willingness to put the partisan games aside and say, we’re going to do what’s right for the country, not what we think is going to score some political points for the next election.”
Pragmatic talk and compromise, which the president has been employing for months now, is supposed to be the love language that swing voters most like to hear. The Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage poll suggests that the president’s rhetoric has not found a receptive audience, however.
Only 35 percent of independents, for example, either “approve” or “somewhat approve” of how the president has handled the nation’s economy. That’s not as low as the 16 percent of Republicans who approve. But it is a marked departure from the 71.5 percent of Democrats who approve.
“Over 60 percent of independents say they do not approve of Barack Obama,” Towery comments. “That’s much higher than the percent of independents who admit they voted for him. So he’s losing independents left and right.”
Perhaps the most alarming finding of the survey for the president’s re-election hopes stems from the question: “If the election were held today, would you vote to re-elect Barack Obama, vote for the Republican nominee, vote for someone else, or not vote?”
Independents favor the generic, unknown Republican over Obama by 42 percent to 24 percent -- nearly a two-to-one margin.
“Among independents, he is absolutely getting creamed,” Towery said.
A number of other recent polls also indicate the president is in serious political trouble. A Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday evening shows voters picking a generic Republican over President Obama by a 48 to 42 margin. It marked the sixth week in a row -- and the 12th out of the past 15 -- that the president has trailed a generic Republican opponent in that survey.
Iran backed and led (with some 20,000 Iranian suppression forces sent there to help kill opponents like those in the video below) Syria - unlike Tunisia, Egypt and Libya - has been given immunity from criticism or destabilizing action by Obama (the USA) because they are not blocking the Mpslem Brotherhood rise to power. As did the heads of State of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.
DEATH OF A TWO YEAR OLD IN SYRIA. SHOT PRECISELY IN HER RIGHT EYE BY A SYRIAN/IRANIAN GOVERNMENT SNIPER! (Among some 2,000 others they have killed FAR exceeding totals killed in clashes of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt PUT TOGETHER.
In Syria they are saying to Assad : in spite of Israel and Iran's Supreme Leader Khameneyi supporting you(with 20,000 Reolutionary Guards and Bassiji suppressors), we will bring you down!
Deliverance from Islam” is the declaration that we, the people of Iran and the world, regardless of our origins and beliefs, have come to the realization that it is not possible for a person to be a Muslim and live by the standards of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We hold Islam in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by invading other lands, enslaving people, destroying their heritage and their way of life. We find Islam guilty of pursuing a multi-front attack, even to this day, on much of what is sacred to all civilized people. We consider Islam responsible for 1400 years of atrocities committed against the Iranian people and much of the Islamic world. We believe that Islam is the root of our problem therefore it must be abandoned.