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Bumbling Obama Campaign Tour Hits Virginia As Democrats Run for Cover

With his trusty teleprompter safely returned, Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail again today to dish up some more of his divisive class warfare. However, as his Canadian-made bus slogged into Virginia, elected Democrats suddenly remembered they had other places to be.

This guy is almost as radioactive as the Fukushima reactor.

President Obama arrives in the state Tuesday as part of three day North Carolina and Virginia bus tour to talk about the economy, but it’s not clear how many Virginia Democrats will be with him.

As we reported today, Democratic state legislators are none too eager to support Obama, let alone be seen with him.

The state’s top Democrats will be not be around, either.

Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner will be in Washington, where Congress is in session.

Tim Kaine, former governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, is spending the day in Northern Virginia, in part to help legislative candidates who are on the ballot next month.

Republicans send their condolences.

“The last thing they want to do is be tied to the hip of an unpopular president,’’ Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) said. “If he wanted to help these Democrats, he would stay far away from Virginia. They’re trying to save their skin.”

Meanwhile, before heading to Virginia, Obama, whose Gallup rating approval plunged four points today, sat for an interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper, where he duplicitously compared the Occupy Wall Street rabble with the Tea Party, a dubious claim so fatuous only an true Alinsky-ite could appreciate it.

“In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party.  Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them,” he said.

He’s right. Other than being overrun with ugly anti-Semitism and being endorsed by Nazis, Communists, the ChiComs, Hugo Chavez, Iran and celebrity cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference, right?

You remember all those mass arrests of tea partiers the past few years as they stormed banks, tied up traffic and ran up millions in police costs while they “occupied” New York City parks? 

Remember the time that wasted tea partier took a dump on an NYPD police cruiser?

Remember when that tea partier was arrested for exposing himself to children?

Good times, good times.

And recall all that fawning media coverage accorded the tea party? You know, all the ugly insinuations of them being a racist, raucous mob? Unlike this time around, when a largely-white mob with menacing, violent tendencies and no coherent agenda is swooned upon and slobbered over by a media that we now know is in bed with them.

Outside of that, we hardly see any difference between the “Occupy” movement and the Tea Party.

Considering how friendly Obama is toward his protesters, why is he now avoiding them, we wonder?

President Obama has taken nearly every opportunity lately to express support for the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, but he failed to meet with some of the movement’s activists when he had the chance on his Southern bus trip.

A group of “Occupy” activists in Greensboro, N.C., asked for a meeting with the president, who stayed overnight Monday in a local hotel. But Mr. Obama didn’t bite.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the president that the White House communications staff had no contact with the “Occupy Greensboro” movement. Apparently, that left some of the activists frustrated.

“About 50 people protested as Obama’s motorcade made it’s way to the Proximity Hotel,” Ben Lassiter, a member of Occupy Greensboro, wrote on the group’s Facebook page.  “As he passed the chant was, ‘Hey Obama, I’m no fool, I know you’re a corporate tool.’”

Ouch. That just might hurt Bammy’s feelings.

So first his Astro-turfed mob disses him, and now his former Wall Street supporters are livid at being relentlessly demonized. Who can blame them?

“Most Wall Street guys, they feel like they’re going to be burned in effigy,” said Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, who gave to Obama in 2008 but is now fundraising for Mitt Romney. Some moderate donors, who have given to both parties, “fled from Obama in his support of the Wall Street protests,” he said.

Obama’s perfectly situated for his campaign. His supporters are turning on him, Wall Street can’t stand him and the general public can’t wait to get rid of him. Other than that he’s doing great.

Just ask the media.

By the way, if you think he’s not actually on a campaign tour, just ask his idiot sidekick.

Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at critics today who have claimed that his and the President’s efforts to get a job’s bill passed is mere “campaigning.” 

“Are we campaigning?”  he said. “Yes! We are campaigning to change this environment.”

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