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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley for Obama? (For an Instant)

A day after Vice President Joe Biden was glad to be in Iowa, aka Ohio, Iowa's Republican U.S. Senator accidentally "endorses" President Obama.

Among the politicians standing Friday with were Rep. Steve King, who recently linked immigrants to dogs, and Sen. Chuck

As they each approached the microphone to speak to a couple of thousand people, who might regret their words first?

The "winner" on this day, if only for a moment, was Grassley.

“We will put America on a new path to a new day with a new President Obama,” Grassley intoned.

Oops.

Grassley caught himself. 

“A new president Obama?" he asked nobody in particular. "Pardon me I want to forget that word.”

Things must be getting tiring on the campaign trail. On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden called out Romney to Iowa voters.

“I mean literally, ladies and gentlemen, this is the guy who’s running all the ads here in Iowa saying he’s going to get tough on China,” Biden said.

Only problem: Biden was in Ohio.

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Joe Dygas October 28, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I wonder what the mindless liberal bloggers have to say today in the wake of the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Romney for President. Afterall, the Register has supported every socialist since LBJ. I was truly shocked by the Register, I did not think they actually had the intellectual capacity to analyse obama's failed reign. Maybe they are taking some new supplements advertised on the Dr Oz. show!
Joe Dygas October 28, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Ursula, I guess you did not get the definition of socialism aka the democratic party platform. So, to bring you up to speed here...the following explains it clearly. ""Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." ~Winston Churchill amen
Julie Kirby October 28, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I'm not at all surprised by the Register's endorsement (they are owned by Gannett, you know), nor am I surprised at the Gazette's endorsement. Newspapers are not in the business of reporting "news" anymore. They are purely business entities concerned with gaining profit through advertising dollars. I should know...I worked at various newspapers throughout my 30-year career.
Joseph Robert October 28, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Did you Republicans complain against GW Bush, after his leadership led to these many deadly attacks on US diplomatic posts? June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51. February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards. July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan Suicide bomber kills two. December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants. September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb. One killed and 13 wounded. January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured. July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed. September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured. I didn't think so !
Ed October 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Drinking the Fox cool-aid again?
foreverhippie October 29, 2012 at 02:01 AM
And he feels that is perfectly fair and right: after all that is how jobs are created; only no jobs were created. If he wnts to gamble with his money, fair enough; but he shouldn't get a lower tax rate for it, especially since he never seems to loose his bets.
Todd Richissin October 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Thanks, Joe. Unfortunately, stupidity and rudeness cross party lines. We have suspended two offending posters. As a reminder to all, Patch is a place for civil conversation. Those using foul language, name-calling or other nastiness will have their Patch accounts suspended.
Julie Kirby October 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Poor Joe...got your feelings hurt? I guess you've never graced the pages of Fox Nation with your presence to witness the vile comments made there, or cheered Ann Coulter when she makes one of her crude and obnoxious statements.
maxine weimer November 01, 2012 at 01:59 PM
NOT!
maxine weimer November 01, 2012 at 02:02 PM
ursulasaulie...Read Joe Dygas comment below...It describes Obama to a tee...failure,ignorance, envy and misery...yep that is obama.
maxine weimer November 01, 2012 at 02:03 PM
+2 Joe
maxine weimer November 03, 2012 at 12:50 AM
While I am glad to see the endorsement, I have to say the media today absolutely can't be trusted. You can get anything in the world printed as long as you have enough to pay for it. The media really needs to be overhauled with a little tact and truth and stop letting the all mighty dallar speak.
Joe Dygas November 03, 2012 at 01:40 PM
The time for talk is all but over, so, remember in November, Vote NObama, NObiden, NOclinton, NOdemocrats if you want a better Iowa and a better America.
maxine weimer November 03, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Three days to go, Obama must go!
Jim Aspen November 03, 2012 at 07:40 PM
The O has got to go.
Maria Houser Conzemius December 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Honestly, I love Joe Biden and enjoyed meeting him at Iowa City's Hamburg Inn 2, but I think his aneurysm earlier in life might have given his brain a permanent case of occasional hiccups. Can't prove that, of course, but I wonder sometimes. Or is it fatigue? An historian once wrote a book on Ronald Reagan called "Sleepwalking Through History," and didn't know that Reagan was already suffering from Alzheimer's, which can start 25 years before anyone notices.
Joe Dygas December 12, 2012 at 07:04 PM
By those standards, Maria, it is quite clear that obama is suffering from early dementia because he seems incapable of performing even basic arithmetic, especially regarding his budget problems and overblown spending.
maxine weimer December 12, 2012 at 08:05 PM
I have to admitt that I was so stoked about having Romney be President, and of course he isn't that I never for one second that Obama would actually win another term. It makes me sick to think about it but I just have to deal with it I guess. Even though he can't serve another term, I hope everyone can come together next time to make sure the dems don't win again.
Maria Houser Conzemius December 13, 2012 at 12:03 PM
maxine, if Hillary Clinton runs again in 2016, I think she'll win. I caucused for Hillary on Jan. 3, 2008, and I plan to caucus for her again if she runs. I hope she does. We'd get a "twofer," two presidents for the price of one. Or would the First Gentleman get a salary for being First Gentleman? Sally Mason's husband gets paid for being a lecturer at the U of I, which is fine, but he also gets paid for "fundraising," although the female spouses of Iowa's two other public universities do not.
judith harlan December 13, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I HAVE lost faith in all media. In the past media was trusted to keep an ear to the ground and fingers at the pulse of the public. Not anymore. Money talks and the media has its hand out. Apathy is our downfall! How to keep on trying with a public that is too comfortable?
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Maria, I will say this and I think you know how hard it is for me, but Hilary would be the ONLY democrat that I would be ok with winning. I like alot of her ideas, and she is ambitious enough to get the job done. And Bill is a bonus.
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Judith, You are 100% correct. We can't trust the media anymore, not the news on tv, the newspapers, not anything. Money DOES talk, and its really sad because you can't believe anything they say anymore.
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Judith, You are 100% correct. We can't trust the media anymore, not the news on tv, the newspapers, not anything. Money DOES talk, and its really sad because you can't believe anything they say anymore.
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Joe, I think Obama suffers from a huge, over inflated ego and thinks his only job is to parade around and lie to the public.
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Joe, I think Obama suffers from a huge, over inflated ego and thinks his only job is to parade around and lie to the public.
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM
not sure why my comment is doubled here, but did only type it once!
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Gosh.....did I just say that?
Joe Dygas December 13, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Max, didn't you mean Bill was a boner rather than a bonus? ;-)
maxine weimer December 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
OMG Joe you are hilarious! Yeah I think I was temporarily insane when I said that, although I remember the economy being pretty decent when he was president. But I have to admitt that I wasn't into politics then, I was too busy raising my family.
Joe Dygas December 14, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Max: What the dems do not realize about the economy of he 1990's is that that was the tech era of the growth of the internet and related computer hardware...combined with the republican takeover inthe House which force Clinton to compromise on the budget balancing deal . Of course, Bill was a very slippery pol compared to a rigid ideologue like obama.

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