LOSERS  11:03 am September 23, 2008

Obama Rally Bummer: Only 6,000 Show Up In Green Bay

by Sara K. Smith

He has lost his mojo!John McCain and Sarah Palin recently held a rally in Green Bay for 10,000 people, but sad Barack Obama could only scare up 6,000 at noon on a Monday. He promised to talk about our nation’s flourishing economy and instead just delivered a weird lecture about how important it is to put lobbyist meetings online via a hidden sexcam. Then an organizer came out and made this weird election-day threat: “Volunteer for at least one hour or spend four years regretting that you did not.” Barack Obama is resorting to scare tactics and hidden lobbyist pornography. He must be panicking! [Chicago Sun-Times]

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2druk2phluq September 23, 2008 at 11:07 am

Oh, noes, Baracks is loneliez.

donner_froh September 23, 2008 at 11:08 am

Green Bay/Door County/much of Wisconsin is northern bitter country. The only black people one encounters in Green Bay are connected to the Packers–players, coaches, staff, families–so pulling 6,000 to a rally just to make vague but disturbing threats is a real coup for Hopey and his cheese people organizers.

StripesAndPlaids September 23, 2008 at 11:09 am

Only 6,000 for the biggest celebrity in the world? Maybe he needs Paris and Britney to campaign with him. Or maybe he could campaign commando. That seems to work for Paris and Britney.

Serolf Divad September 23, 2008 at 11:09 am

In their defense, Obama’s backers note their rally was held on Monday at noon, compared to a Thursday night rally for McCain and Palin.

I’m afraid that hardly a compelling defense considering that all of Obama’s supporters are unemployed twenty-something slackers. OTOH, it’s perfectly plausible that most of them were still in bed at noon on a Monday, so we’ll give Obama team a half-point for honesty on this one.

Special Agent Jack Mehoff September 23, 2008 at 11:10 am

When was the McCain rally? Was it during working hours? Huh? Huh? Answer me!! Do you think I like hitting you?!?!

InsidiousTuna September 23, 2008 at 11:10 am

What a failure!

SayItWithWookies September 23, 2008 at 11:12 am

There were really only 40 people at the Palin/McCain rally, it’s just that they overreport their numbers and the press doesn’t check because they’re usually at a bar down the street getting ripped.

ManchuCandidate September 23, 2008 at 11:13 am

Of course, the Sun Times (owned by felon, ex lord and pompous scumbag Conrad Black) and numerous other RW websites would compare a Thursday evening event vs a Monday lunchtime event.

Man, even Obamatards have to work.

Better luck next time, Repuds.

springfield_meltdown September 23, 2008 at 11:14 am

The Packers played late on Sunday and badly at that. They are all still nursing beer and cheese hangovers at noon.

hockeymom September 23, 2008 at 11:15 am

He would have done better if he had Reggie White with him. Or the ghost of Reggie White.

Anyone from the Badger State on the board? I’m worried about Wisconsin…I think it’s going to go red. Sure Madison is a big, liberal cesspool…but Milwaukee is an odd mix of segregation, Archie Bunker and WASPY elites who hang out at Milwaukee Country Club and make snarky comments about Obama’s middle name and “otherness”.

facehead September 23, 2008 at 11:16 am

only 6,000? More people than that watch me take a dump.


magic titty September 23, 2008 at 11:18 am

Well, aren’t people’s ‘stories’ on at noon? Or Judge Joe Brown or some shit? Who could compete with that?

grendel September 23, 2008 at 11:20 am
hockeymom September 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

[re=104435]magic titty[/re]: Also, COPS is on. Or, as I like to call it “The Palin Family Hour”.

Special Agent Jack Mehoff September 23, 2008 at 11:21 am

[re=104433]facehead[/re]: Well, I clicked it.

grendel September 23, 2008 at 11:23 am

[re=104426]SayItWithWookies[/re]: They just photoshop clone the crowd to make it look bigger.

Strictly for the Tardcore September 23, 2008 at 11:23 am

People still live in Green Bay besides the Packers? I thought they moved to New York when Favre left.

[re=104433]facehead[/re]: I always knew your screen name looked familiar, and I could never place it…

mookworthjwilson September 23, 2008 at 11:24 am

[re=104421]donner_froh[/re]: That pretty much sounds consistent with these demographic stats for the ironically named Brown County, WI: The racial makeup of the county was 91.14% White, 1.16% Black or African American, 2.29% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races.

Strictly for the Tardcore September 23, 2008 at 11:25 am

[re=104428]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Conrad Black… isn’t that a DC Comics crimelord?

magic titty September 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

[re=104442]mookworthjwilson[/re]: So what you are saying is, there’s one person from the Pacific Islands living there, who may or may not still be alive, and every week someone goes by and checks to see if their mail is piling up.

Is this what you’re telling me?

ManchuCandidate September 23, 2008 at 11:29 am

[re=104443]Strictly for the Tardcore[/re]:
Sadly no. Just Canada City’s (lame and failed) equivalent of Rupie Murdock.

Blue Line September 23, 2008 at 11:30 am

Wow, what an epic failure Obama’s campaign is. 6,000 people in the middle of the day? Lame.

Sure, he’s currently ahead in Wisconsin…but that doesn’t matter. Epic fail!

Hunter Gathers September 23, 2008 at 11:31 am

[re=104442]mookworthjwilson[/re]: I’m fairly certain that if Prince Fielder lived in Brown county, that 1.16% of Blacks in that county would be much larger, as I think he counts as 3 or 4 people toward the census. Cecil’s kid hits a fucking ton, but damn dude, lay off the fried cheese.

InsidiousTuna September 23, 2008 at 11:32 am

[re=104438]Special Agent Jack Mehoff[/re]: We all did.

StupidGeek September 23, 2008 at 11:33 am

I blame the Decemberists.

facehead September 23, 2008 at 11:35 am

[re=104449]InsidiousTuna[/re]: :)

Anonymous Office Zombie September 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

[re=104432]hockeymom[/re]: Wisconsin seems just about as split as per usual. I don’t think this year will be any different. You see McCain people are reprazenting with home or office banners and lawn signs and the Obama people are all about the bumper stickers. Obama has a visible HQ presence in downtown Milwaukee, but McCain doesn’t as far as I can tell (In the last two elections, you’d see Republican HQ’s spring up all over the place with Bush signs in the windows, but I haven’t seen anything like that this year.)

Wisconsin could flip McCain, but I’m not worried yet. The urban areas will thoroughly covered by team Obama.

SayItWithWookies September 23, 2008 at 11:41 am

[re=104449]InsidiousTuna[/re]: I haven’t — I’m guessing it’s Rick Astley?

Delicious September 23, 2008 at 11:41 am

He gets grief for having big crowds and now he gets grief for having small crowds.

He gets grief for not having visited more foreign leaders and he gets grief for visiting foreign leaders – and having a big rally in a foreign country while McCain is spilling applesauce.

Dude just can’t catch a break.

Nigel September 23, 2008 at 11:42 am

Hockeymom: I’ve since left WI, but Mom still lives in the Milwaukee area. Being a civic-minded retiree, she worked the polls for the primary and reported that Obama beat Clinton in her WFB (Whitefolks Bay) precinct.

Sussemilch September 23, 2008 at 11:45 am

Getting 6,000 people in Green Bay to show up to see a black man not playing football is legendary.

[re=104448]Hunter Gathers[/re]: Prince Fielder is a vegetarian. I shit you not. He’s the biggest f*cking vegetarian in the history of human genetics, but he eat no meat.

Schadenfried September 23, 2008 at 11:48 am

[re=104437]hockeymom[/re]: Also, I strongly believe that Sarah Palin will get her own episode on Snapped.

Serolf Divad September 23, 2008 at 11:51 am


Cool, but those houses look like “up” arrows. They need a chimney or something.

mookworthjwilson September 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

[re=104445]magic titty[/re]: That’s what the US Census Bureau is telling you…

mookworthjwilson September 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm

[re=104480]Sussemilch[/re]: I’ve known many fat vegetarians…to them cheese fries is a vegetable…

Sussemilch September 23, 2008 at 12:08 pm

[re=104432]hockeymom[/re]: Wisconsin here – I got talked into going to a meeting Friday of Obama supporters and I had to rub my eyes twice – a room filled with conservative baby boomers, farmers, veterans, doctors, claiming the Republican Party left them. We went around the room and everyone talked about why they were voting for Obama and it was enlightening, most folks haven’t figured out that they should be pissed off about the economy, but holy crap do they hate the war. Don’t expect the rural area to be scared into voting for McCain, their sons rotated back from Iraq and had some stories to tell.

pondscum September 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm

[re=104495]Serolf Divad[/re]: And is it really proper to bring up the bike? I’m sure McGrampy can’t ride a bike because of FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, ALAN!

Quacker September 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm

[re=104433]facehead[/re]: Apparently you work for my phone company. This isn’t a recommendation. Oh, and Green Bay is overrunn with Palinesque cheese/dick/my_god_not_your_god-heads, especially on Mondays.

magic titty September 23, 2008 at 12:22 pm

[re=104522]mookworthjwilson[/re]: Is it Hula from Plastic Man?

Miller September 23, 2008 at 1:01 pm

They ran out of Obama shaped cheesehead hats. People got mad and stormed out, unwilling to support anything in Green Bay without a comically shaped Gouda cap.


lilblackcorvette September 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm

a lot of protesters show up and PalinMac rallies.They are counted as supporters by their PR team.

saw that in an article some where. You guys are gonna be soooo proud of me when I can post links with ease.

sezme September 23, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Many a wasted Saturday afternoon was spent in Green Bay’s only major attraction, the Port Plaza Mall. Ah, good times. But a quick step outside reminded me that, thanks to the paper mills, Green Bay permanently smells like farts. At least it doesn’t smell as bad as nearby Kaukauna (koff, choke). Though it’s possible things have been prettied up a touch since the last time I was there.

Poor ol’ Barry probably couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there.

Borat September 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Well, with a football team called the Packers, they are clearly in the Tank for the GOP closet gayz

Borat September 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm

[re=104442]mookworthjwilson[/re]: What the hell is the 1.94% “Other Race” you speak of, and how come I never met any of them? More importantly, are their any specific traits that I can make fun of?

D'Amico's one good year September 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Wisconsinite here… I think we’ll swing blue, but I admit that the Milwaukee and Fox Cities will swing for McCain… There’s a weird, anti-intellectual air about alot of the people here, and mix that with the homophobia and it’s a recipe for a Kansas-like issue… People vote against their own better interests because they hate “queers and beaners”.

sarcasticusername September 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

who the hell shows up in the middle of the day on monday? it’s all those lazy unemployed people showing up to listen to this negro encourage further laziness and unemployment. is that who you want as your president? he’s a scary lazy black man, just say no!

OzoneTom September 23, 2008 at 6:17 pm

How big was the crowd after Bible Spice finished and Old Spice started yammering?

tocute2btrue September 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm

I now U jackazes are loving this lonely thing but I am hurting here I am lozing this dang Election Bcauze U dang LIBERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aleks November 2, 2008 at 10:59 pm

This must be the endlessly predicted tightening of the polls. Suck it, Bradley-deniers!

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