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Thrill of Obama Home Visits Fades
for Americans Cited at Events

Bloomberg News, by Julianna Goldman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/24/2014 3:10:55 PM

Patrick Festa says that after President Barack Obama left his Scranton, Pennsylvania, home following a November 2011 visit, things got “a little creepy.” Friends and neighbors flocked to the house to pose for pictures in the dining room chair where Obama sat for lunch before giving a speech urging a payroll tax-cut extension. Festa and his wife, Donna, kept the president’s used teacup and napkin in the same spot for “too long.” Today, the thrill of that presidential visit has faded amid the financial strains that Festa, 51, a third-grade teacher, says have intensified over the last two years.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: US Veteran, 1/24/2014 3:20:17 PM     (No. 9704448)

I would´ve fumigated my house...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/24/2014 3:24:33 PM     (No. 9704458)

Creepy, alright. Makes me concerned for any child in Patrick Festa´s class.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/24/2014 3:24:33 PM     (No. 9704457)

David Plouffe, a former senior Obama adviser, says these events aren’t just political theater.

Oh, please. Save it for the kool-aid drinkers, Plouffe.
As for the headline, it could have been:
"Couple lies down with a dog; surprised to learn they have fleas"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ben Around, 1/24/2014 3:32:46 PM     (No. 9704463)

Awwwww too bad! Flirt with the devil....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JLoophole, 1/24/2014 3:47:13 PM     (No. 9704475)

Friends and neighbors flocked to the house to pose for pictures in the dining room chair where Obama sat for lunch...

Who ARE these people? I don´t care who came to my house - or my friend´s house - I can´t imagine sitting in a chair simply because a certain person sat there; or leaving a cup unwashed because that person drank out of it...creepy. Just creepy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/24/2014 4:16:58 PM     (No. 9704506)

When did he live in PA?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grampus, 1/24/2014 4:21:40 PM     (No. 9704511)

If it had been HERSELF who stopped by, the teacup would have gone out of the door with HERSELF.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 1/24/2014 4:42:25 PM     (No. 9704521)

# 1, he would not have been allowed in my house.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/24/2014 4:45:09 PM     (No. 9704526)

I wouldn´t have opened the door.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lonecoolman, 1/24/2014 4:55:32 PM     (No. 9704536)

I would have released the hounds!



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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/24/2014 5:46:39 PM     (No. 9704592)

One of the funniest articles ever posted here...ever.

As someone said, who ARE these people???

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/24/2014 6:49:39 PM     (No. 9704631)

Reverse of the saw; they came to pray and stayed to scoff! You´ve gotta love it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/24/2014 7:20:18 PM     (No. 9704656)

I would have cued Clint Eastwood... Get off My Lawn!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/24/2014 7:54:50 PM     (No. 9704673)

Patrick, it wasn´t exactly Elvis.
The value isn´t going up.

Didn´t know Pfluffy left the wh and moved to Bloomberg.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/25/2014 3:09:54 AM     (No. 9704879)

FTA: "Wow, my president gets it." -- Patrick Festa

I´m not surprised he´s a teacher--they´re usually among the biggest Kool Aid drinkers.

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