Obama challenged by tea party supporters after Iowa meeting

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Associated Press

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 6:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 16 at 7:31 AM

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — During an Iowa stop on his three-day bus tour, President Barack Obama has been given an earful from two tea party supporters.

Along a rope line yesterday after a town hall meeting, they challenged Obama on reports that Vice President Joe Biden had agreed with congressional Democrats who characterized members of the conservative movement as terrorists.

Ryan Rhodes told Obama that the people being characterized as "terrorists" are seeking limited government and a balanced budget.

Obama responded that Biden was making the point that almost failing to raise the debt ceiling was irresponsible.

Rhodes persisted, and Obama moved on, saying, "It doesn't sound like you are interested in listening."

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APPHOTO IACK166: Ryan Rhodes, right, and another member of the Iowa Tea Party Revolution, speak to President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, during his three-day economic bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (15 Aug 2011)

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