AMES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty isn’t holding back on his criticism of President Barack Obama.

The former Minnesota governor describes Obama as being “like a manure spreader in a windstorm.” That phrasing drew loud cheers from a crowd of GOP activists Saturday at the Iowa straw poll in Ames, Iowa.

Pawlenty says Republican candidates have to show that they can back up their words with actions. He says his record as governor speaks for itself, and he notes that he served in a strongly Democratic state.

He says that’s evidence that he can take conservative policies nationwide.

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Comments (7)
  1. HawHawHaw says:

    Say goodby TPaw!!

    Won’t have him to kick around anymore after today.

    Too bad. He was such an unctuously fatuous opportunist.

    1. Michele Bachmann Caught Using Taxpayer Money For Rallies says:

      Michele Bachmann Caught Using Taxpayer Money For Rallies

  2. Tom L says:

    Tuck whats left of your millions T-Pee and just call it a career, youre not going to win this race (although same could be said for the other GOP’ers who have announced their candidacy).. Youre embarrassing yourself and the fine folks of our great state every time you reference your bang up job you think you did as Gov of MN.

  3. M.J. says:

    No wonder T-Paw smells so bad when he’s got that kind of stuff spouting from his mouth.

  4. Who said.... says:

    “Like a manure spreader in a windstorm.”

    Pa Kettle? no Paw-thetic.

  5. Mike says:

    “Drop the f__k”, said Tim Pawlenty, the potty mouthed dullard from Minnesota.

    Good bye Timmy, thanks for destroying the economic viability of our great state and losing an opportunity to represent the reprehensible Republican party to the biggest lying, stinking piece of c__p every to win the Iowan straw poll, the factual liar, Michele Bachmann.

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