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Pawlenty likens Obama to 'manure spreader in a wind storm'

SULLY, Iowa -- Tim Pawlenty (R) continued to cite yesterday's economic news as proof President Obama is not capable of fixing the economy.

To a crowd of about 20 people gathered here in the Coffee Cup Cafe, the former Minnesota governor likened the president to "a manure spreader in a wind storm, throwing things in every direction with out focus."

It was his first of six stops throughout Iowa today. 

"The president of the United States addressed the country yesterday afternoon," Pawlenty said. "And we saw in his remarks - both in content and tone - that his call to the nation that he used in 2008 of hope and change became hope and blame. And he began to act like a manure spreader in a wind storm, throwing things in every direction without any real focus."