President Obama forgets to stop campaigning, will visit toy company

Having had Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today deliver his stink bomb of a fiscal cliff wish list to Capitol Hill, President Obama will take his campaign for higher taxes to the maker of Lincoln Logs and K’nex building toys tomorrow, according to CBS’s Mark Knoller.

President Obama visiting a company that builds building sets? Hmm, there must be a joke in there somewhere.

Don’t you remember the president’s pledge to “get out of Washington more often” in his second term?

Not on the agenda: a visit to the (former) makers of Buckyballs. At least Joe Biden’s not along to accidentally swallow a Lincoln Log and drive another company out of the market.

  • michelle

    If you are against obummer and live in the area….go protest…mock the man. We must not stop campaiging, the left does not stop. The right must get organized and pay people if we must to follow him to his various stops….the left does it.

    • TugboatPhil

      That is good advice. Even if you can’t go to where he’ll be, you could make large signs to be seen along the motorcade route. He deserves more than ridicule, but that’s a start.

  • TugboatPhil

    Let me guess, he’ll appear without a suit jacket, sleeves rolled up, no tie and a crowd of people on stage behind him with matching union t-shirts.

    • Elaine

      You may have heard that Hostess Bakery Plants shut down due to a worker’s strike. But you may not have heard how it was split up. The State Department hired all the Twinkies, The Secret Service hired all the HoHos, The Generals are sleeping with the Cupcakes, And the voters sent all the Ding Dongs to Congress and the Devil’s food cake to the W.H.

      • TugboatPhil

        Nicely played!

      • nc

        Elaine, well done! Reminds me of the following, which you may have seen (I don’t know who originally wrote it):

        It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news:

        Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community.

        The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly.

        He was 71.

        Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin.

        Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess
        Twinkies and Captain Crunch.

        The grave site was piled high with flours.

        Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.

        Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes.

        Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions.

        Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children John Dough and Jane Dough; plus they had one in the oven.

        He is also survived by his elderly father Pop Tart.

        The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

  • louisiana_mom

    NOOOO! Not Lincoln Logs and Tinkertoys! Every business Obama visits goes bust within 6 months….

  • waltermitty2012

    That Lincoln Log house . . . you didn’t build that!

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      yep that’s what i was waiting for. LOL thanks!

    • Noah Lee

      yes! was waiting for it.

  • Cold War Grunt

    Apparently leadership is now defined as campaigning to divide the American people even further.

    If POTUS Obama was seriously concerned about the “fiscal cliff”, he would be in Washington at his post, getting a deal brokered. They aren’t serious — not POTUS Obama, not Harry Reid, not Nancy Pelosi, none of them. They have no intention of stopping their confiscatory regulations/taxations or profligate spending. They were apparently the test market for Brawndo, back when the slogan was “The Common-Sense Mutilator”.

  • Zaguy2

    Why is Obama campaigning on about the Fiscal Cliff? Because Republicans are just sore losers. They don’t want to do anything for the economy, jobs, or Obama. Since the elected legislators refuse to budge he is taking the case to the people. Because he can.

    Just as Clinton inherited an economy on the rise, Obama inherited one on the downswing, the worst in 4 generations but he should have had that fixed in 5 months? Has any other president had to put up with so much obstruction? No, filibusters have set records, not even close to the next highest time period.

    “Obama is not a citizen.” Well, yeah, he is.

    It’s offical! ALL the commentators are the biggest racists in American History.

    “Obama is a Muslim.” No, he isn’t. But its not supposed to matter anyway.
    “Obama is a socialist.” More than you maybe but real Socialists think he has fallen well short and its not like we don’t already have a multitude of systems that could be described as socialist in design.

    “Obama is going to take our guns.” I honestly haven’t heard a whimper and depending on what was proposed, would be one of my lines in the sand. Even had an NRA caller admit that its all bull but “Its my job.” I was a member for a long time before they started that crap.

    Remember way back in 2005 after Bush “won” re-election. He claimed a mandate on something he never mentioned in the campaign…..handing Social Security over to Wall Street.

    He went on a campaign style road trip to try to invoke his “mandate”……..the people sent him home with his tail between his legs. Bush never recovered from that debacle.

    • michelle

      Obama is the worst president this country has ever elected and everyone knows it….the entire world knows it. Everyone knows he is not up to the job. Continuing to campaign in a blue state will accomplish nothing. He will go down as the worst president ever…you know it and NOTHING you say will change that FACT!