Skip to comments.Canucklehead Obama bus-ted! (Obama's taxpayer funded campaign bus built in Canada)
Posted on 08/17/2011 5:06:12 AM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The Post has learned.
The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts.
It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands.
"That's the more luxurious model," Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.
"When we have the Country Music Awards, we sometimes see a lot of them," she said, noting that Kid Rock, David Lee Roth and Kenny Rogers also have owned them.
Obama's new ride is equipped to carry all the baggage a president needs -- including the "football" that allows him to remotely control US nuclear weapons.
There's electronic equipment allowing Obama to communicate and teleconference worldwide.
Like his GM-built limousine, nicknamed "The Beast," the bus has armored doors.
The president also has large flat-screen TV sets and comfortable couches.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Had the Unions built it here in the States, the buses would have cost $2.2 million EACH.
Put him on a Greyhound. Packed with his charming supporters.
I just told my wife yesterday that at least the bus had given someone a job building it, and now we find out it was built in Canada.
Don’t know why they painted it black unless it is in mourning for our country.
Bump for later ridicule of obama.
So neither the bus nor its main passenger was made in this country.
Barack's working hard for the nation And he's needs another vacation Some golf would be nice And the pie he'll have twice As we endure This reeking Obamanation
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 521 days as of August 17, 2011.
Do you think the Pimp’s Bus was ordered by the Bush Administration to embarrass Obama?
The bus is painted black? Why isn’t Ed Schultz calling that racist?
BIG BLACK BLUNDER BUSES
It kind of reminds me of the black train used by North Korea’s “Dear Leader”. I guess a bus is appropriate as Obama is turning the country into a third world country...all he needs is some cages of live chickens and some of his supporters riding on the top.
Why couldn’t they have purchased a bus (I understand there are actually two) made in America?
And is the bus “green”? What a joke.
521? That’s way too many
OH NO- don’ give our “dear leader” any Ideas!!
I can’t take any more taxes -especially
for a choo choo-
( had a picture of the Soul Train Locomotive
stuck in my head- with O’bummer doing
the “WALK” dance-! ..ewww)
The Electoral Kool-Aid Ass-Clown Fest
And what other color would you expect?
It could be red, a good commie color.....and named "We're In The Red" bus tour.
Nah, this Administration needs no help humiliating Barry. These hounds do well all by themselves. Blind stupidity. Barry’s just trying to impress his old Chicago hood with black shiny gangster buses.
The rest of America is unimpressed.
Best phrase in the piece.
So Canada installed our nuclear weapons controls?
And the bus rides really high off the ground to allow the maximum number of people to be thrown under it !
Needs whitewall tires, spinner hubcaps and pimp style chrome horns on the top.
521 days until this halfrican, mooselimb, communist bastard goes on his paid speaking tour. Good riddance.
Hate to break your bubble but the Unions are just as strong up north eh.
With that and the value of the loonie I would think it would have been cheaper to build it down here.
Regardless of my vast intergalactic bubble vortex, the bus tour ends in Illinois today after which Barry goes for a little R&R in Martha’s Vineyard. Money for these buses spent here or in Canada is still the turd in the punchbowl.
Now, back to my bubble vortex to slave in the private sector of the U.S. economy.
Another dumb reporter writing what he thinks the football is. They might want to do some research next time.
Note to the NYP: Jeepers, people, do your homework.
It was paid with CIA funding (taxpayer’s money) and was not supposed to be used for campaigning.
I wonder if those Quebec jobs he created are added to his monthly job-creation report?
The Prevost, made in Canada, is one of the best built buses in the world. The MCI, built in America, is crap. I drove for years and watched the MCI brand get worse and worse. It is just like GM, same attitude, here’s your bus, take it or leave it, always playing catch up to the foreign bus makers. Even Van Hool, made in Holland, is a better bus than the MCI, which, considering the wine and hashish lunches they take over there is saying something.
And about the green aspects of the bus, it has a 350 horsepower V-8 turbo diesel engine, which was made in the USA, either a Cummins or a Detroit Diesel, coupled to an Allison transmission, also made in the USA. The bus gets about 6 miles to the gallon, maybe a little better on the flat roads of the Midwest.
So Americans make crap? Is MCI union?
U.S. President Barack Obama's motorcade passes by backed-up traffic due to temporary road closures on a highway near Morrison, Illinois, August 17, 2011. Obama is on a mid-west bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. REUTERS/Jason Reed
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama's political advisor David Plouffe are pictured as Obama visits the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison, Illinois, August 17, 2011. Obama is on a mid-west bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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