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

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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

    Oh, noes, Baracks is loneliez.

  • donner_froh

    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

    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

    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

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

  • InsidiousTuna

    What a failure!

  • SayItWithWookies

    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

    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

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

  • hockeymom

    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

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


  • magic titty

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

  • grendel
  • hockeymom

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

  • Special Agent Jack Mehoff

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

  • grendel

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

  • Strictly for the Tardcore

    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

    [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

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

  • magic titty

    [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

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

  • Blue Line

    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

    [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

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

  • StupidGeek

    I blame the Decemberists.

  • facehead

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

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    [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

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

  • Delicious

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Serolf Divad


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

  • mookworthjwilson

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

  • mookworthjwilson

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

  • Sussemilch

    [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

    [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

    [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

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

  • Miller

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Borat

    [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

    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

    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

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

  • tocute2btrue

    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

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