Rain couldn’t stop these supporters from seeing @barackobama in Iowa (Twitter)
7:55 ET: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event in Iowa
Coverage has started at CBS live streaming
CNN live streaming (It’s in their schedule … so, fingers and toes crossed)
Photo of POTUS answering questions on twitter in Iowa (Pete Souza)
Read all the tweets here
President Obama greets well wishers upon his arrival in Des Moines, Iowa May 24
…. touring TPI Composites, a wind energy manufacturer, in Newton, Iowa
I am on a roll! Like four firsts in a week and a half.
Congrats DI! Good job again!
DI, do you happen to know why all my co-award winners, like you, are getting their awards one by one and mine hasn’t yet been produced? Not worried or anything, just asking in case I missed the memo.
Great crowd ….
The crowd awaiting @BarackObama in Iowa. #obamadsm http://t.co/9ROyI07p— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) May 24, 2012
He isn’t very popular, is he?
He is Mr 48% according To chuckie Cheese! Jeesh.
I think I see an empty seat somewhere there.
Hopefully Chuck Todd is on the case….
Yep .. you probably do .. because the occupant was STANDING! You know, like at a Springsteen concert! Hoorah!
Dag, Chips. Can’t keep up with you, girlie!
Oh, third! I’ll take the bronze.
A bit more on the vet from the previous pic….it was the first time ever greeting a sitting president
A few more pics
Brilliant LOL, thanks a million – added the pics to the post.
Grover Norquist: Hey, lay off! I was comparing Chuck Schumer to Weimar Germany, not Nazi Germany.
Jeesh! That is lame.
alllllllllllll those folks….
We are gonna win this friggin’ election! I FEEL IT!
And look at their faces … oh my! You can feeeeeeeeel the love. You really can!
Wowwwwwwwwwww…they are Jammmmmmmmin……goooooooo
Rocked to this many a night…HA!
Hey prettyfoot!! STILL FIRED UP!!!
Yes, Yes, Yes!
Shining star by Earth Wind and Fire
You’re a shining star, no matter you are! Shining bright to see, what you can truly be!!
LOVE HIS WARM UP MUSIC SELECTION!!!
Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then, Gonna keep on tryin’
Till I reach the highest ground
GAH, just hearing Edith Childs’ voice chokes me up!!
Me too Meta.
I think I’ve watched that “fired up” video 100 times. I absolutely love it. It stirs my heart.
Rock it Edith!!!!!!!
Fired Up, Ready To Go!!!!!!!!
And, that crowd is definitely ready to go!!!!!!!
They LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!
CBS the only stream that’s up and running for me.
CNN just started isonprize:
That CBS link isn’t working too well for me, CNN link better:
CNN definitely better … thanks Chips!
Wow, that’s weird. It wasn’t showing anything but the US Weather report when I clicked it.
They storified the WH twitter chat with PBO:
4 More Years!!! This crowd is definitely fired up
“I LOVE YOU BACK!!!!”
Very similar in tone and spirit to President Obama, Zakarias emphasizes the positive, the relative peace in the world, strength of American people enriched by our immigrants. Such a contrast to the dyspeptic Romney and GOP. A good read
We have come to far to abandon the change that we’ve fought for over these last few years.
WE CAN’T GO BACKWARD. WE HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD!!
PBO was very kind about WIllard’s character, then he goes “BUT..” the audience cracks up!!! hahahahhahhaha!! so funny!!
Hey Chips here is a blurry pic of the Prez speaking to the overflow crowd http://lockerz.com/s/211585282
Great Photos…i like that one celebrating the 1000s of children who have health care because of the ACA….HA!!!
Romney only wishes people lined up in the rain and waited for him to appear and speak to them the way they do for PBO. That has GOT to stick in his craw. Pics like these expose the RW and MSM lie that PBO isn’t admired by people of all racial and ethnic groups, and the republicans can’t stand it. Compare any of the pics where PBO is speaking to those where Romney is speaking, and it’s not too difficult to see that PBO’s groups look like a slice of the American society while Romney’s don’t. As a POC, I wouldn’t feel comfortable attending a Romney event.
I also love that President Obama mentioned the diversity of his audience during the Iowa speech today. Different ages, races and faiths.
Comparing this crowd with mittbot’s IA visit where people openly mocked his ‘corporations are people, my friend’.
Yo @MittRomney The Job of A President is to grow OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AMERICANS. As Tony explains You're Not Qualified tinyurl.com/c9efjmr— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 25, 2012
Caught Ed’s opening act on the Willbot in Philly. What a dumbass. what was he thinking going to Philly? Seriously?
Oh Lisa, as I said on another thread, I hope Myth R-money’s advisors keep letting him do visits like the one he did today in West Philadelphia. Myth was a BIG hit with Philadelphians. BIG HIT!!!
What happened ? Was mehmney booed ? Any vid?
Here it is again, amk… Mayor Nutter was civil, gracious even, but straight to the point.
Thx isp. These guys really ripped off the phony, I’m all concerned about common people mask of mittbot, didn’t they ? Even the reporter was saying that this the was first time that millionaire deigned to come down to places like this.
Light suit with glasses is Phila Mayor Michael Nutter. Dark suit, blue tie dude is Phila District Atty Seth Williams. He was a very early supporter of Pres. Obama, even when Mayor Nutter was supporting Sec’y Clinton. He went out on a limb then, because at the time he was the city’s Inspector General. They’ve been on the same stage for a while, but I’m definitely glad to see them united on this non-sense.
My my, my This is how it is done!
Two articulate men willing to tell it the way it is. Now THAT’s what campaign surrogates sound like!
Oh that was awesome, the Mayor said it right.. I love his straight up comments- absolutely spot on.
i thought that it was interesting that he picked that school..in West Philly…he could care less about those children….i resent his coming
prettyfoot, here’s what I said about it…
Let’s just say that whoever is ‘advising’ Myth R-money is doing a great job. I hope they keep it up. Seriously, I really do.
PLEASE keep advising him to go charter schools in poor, black neighborhoods, please keep advising him to go to schools that have done no better, and often done worse, than the public schools that they took over. PLEASE, PLEASE, keep visiting schools that are run by people that know nothing about education.
Please let him keep thinking that he can relate to black people by contrasting a single mom in a shelter with a couple of kids with a mom and a dad who are home for dinner every night.
Yeah, Myth R-money advisor, PLEASE keep doing this.
Respect for the man and the post. http://t.co/HrfvV5Uk— (@amk4obama) May 25, 2012
This picture is so touching. It instantly brought tears to my eyes.
If this picture doesn’t SHAME a lot of people, (you know who they are) nothing will.
Video of Iowa crowd chanting "NO MORE YEARS": youtube.com/watch?v=TenQyy…— Snark Knoller (@SnarkKnoller) May 25, 2012
hey Snark! Loving sexy tonight!!!! ……….
Going back to the place where it all started. Must bring back some great memories for him.
I had missed this part; thanks for posting.
I’m sorry but pic #4 makes me laugh so hard. That baby so gosh durn cute!!! He looks like a little dictator up there with his fist waving in the air!!! hahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahaha That baby!!! I feel like he should be my background pic. Such a cutie patootie!!
I saw that too. Wonder what he said. “Yes, we can” ?
that photo should be entitled: “The Littlest Little Dictator”
I want Snark Knoller’s take on it
He looks like he is “fist-bumping” the President in the air. I just love it!
PBO is having a great time in this speech, he’s really going after Romney, and really laying it down why he’s running for Pres….
PBO talking bout Willard in Iowa last week. He quoted WIllard’s “Prairie fire of debt” by saying that Willard was talking like a cowpie of distortions!!!! hahahha” I don’t know who’s record he twisted the most, mine or his!” —hahhahhahahhaha!! If the “reporters” won’t hold Willard accountable., then guess what? PBO will.
cowpie of distortions … man, I love that … that is one to raise my glass of wine to tonight!
That makes two of us daisydem.
It is about 2 hours later … am lifting a cold glass of chardonnay to “cowpie of distortions” bahahahahahaha!
Trying to put out a prairie fire with some gasoline. hahahahahaha …………Lordy, he’s good!!!!
Oh he is not playing. Romney had his go during the primary. Now it is time to hit back.
Take it to the mattresses.
talking bout Willard’s $5 Trillion tax cut ” it’s like pouring gasoline on that prairie fire.”
Letterman Confronts O'Reilly: 'Why Doesn't The Current President Get More Credit?' (VIDEO) mediaite.com/a/zeopq— Mediaite (@mediaite) May 25, 2012
Bildo is such a tool for the GOP……he’s gonna wait to see who does well in the Debates-my-arse, Bildo will say Robme won no matter how awful he does.
Yo, @MittRomney #PresObama just explained that YOUR proposed $ 5T tax cut for the rich is like pouring gasoline on a prairie fire #OBAMA2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 25, 2012
lol Obama making fun of Romney's "prairie fire" metaphor ….. says it was more of a "cow pie of distortion!" #p2— Clio the Leo (@CliotheLeo) May 25, 2012
I like the subtle way the Pres got that other common expression planted in our heads without going there.
Ha ha ha! I thought that’s what I heard! You GO Mr. President!
I can’t wait to see the video…I missed it
Clio the Leo is great..I remember her from my DU days. I think she’s in Tennessee but not sure. She was always so knowledgeable, energetic and FUNNY, herself..
This is an excellent euphemism for mitt’s shite. Who thought that one up?!
What I liked was that the President said that Mitt wants to put the prairie fire of debt out with a can of gasoline. So apt.
Chips – a VERY SPECIAL THANKS for these pictures
Our OFA team held a phone bank last night contacting Iowa Dems inviting them to this event. I made 45 calls, reached 10 folks who all said they would vote for PBO – but none of them were going to the rally. When I saw the rain I got a bit worried. Now seeing the pictures and watching the video chant of 4 more years I feel like it was worth all the calls. Relieved again, this blog can be so soothing….
I will just say ‘Thanks, L!’
Wait what…Is Michelle pregnant with a son?
Sorry, O said something about his daughter and son’s and i got confused, but methinks it was a misspeak.
He said the same thing last night at his rally in California. I remember having to make sure my ears heard right.
What? I was going to pass it off as a misspeak too .. like maybe he meant to say “my daughters to have same …. as your sons” but he said it last night too? Okay, he has got some ‘splaining to do to us women who have been thinking maybe we would see our FLOTUS with child while in the White House.
He normally says “our daughters and sons”.
Okay COS, talk us down. That is probably what he meant to say. (stop hyperventilating daisydem … breathe)
I don’t think she’s preggers but boy would that be fricking awesome!!! Maybe election night they’ll be so euphoric they’ll forget to be careful and we’ll have a baby howling in the WH in PBO’s second term. What a way to celebrate and what a way to sock it to the repukes.
how did I miss this? I didn’t hear him say sons, I only heard daughters.
Now you guys know that when you have to repeat a speech over and over and over and over again, some times you say something you didn’t mean to say, and I believe that is just what the President did. All this baby talk need to be put to rest, for pete’s sake.
BULLLLLLLLLLL….This rumor comes every 9 mths.
alright, y’all. stop it. STOP IT. STOP IT right now
Michelle has said numerous times. She’s done having babies. DONE.
They will make magnificent grandparents one day.
I think all these TOD baby lovers forget that FLOTUS is 48yrs even though she looks way, way younger. What would they both be doing with a baby at this age, cute though it might seem in theory? IMO after his stint at governance, both M & B need to just focus on each other and their girls heading into young adulthood. More parenting will come later as grand parents.
PLEASE stop this crap!!!!!!
Thank you Chipsticks.
Hmmm. This is the second time he is saying this you say @Drunken Irishman. Interesting. Very interesting.
Higher Ground, STEVIE WONDER. They love some STEVIE!!!!
I know, right? That is so cool!
Ison….will there be voter registration this Saturday in the office
Yes, I’m pretty sure there will be voter registration at every opportunity until the deadline in October. Our FO needs to just get an air mattress and stay in the office!!
Woot! Woot! THAT was a late October speech! Way to make each point Mr. President. Americans understand you perfectly and they realize Willard’s untruthfulness is insulting. With all this fire and enthusiasm they might have to bring this election forward!! Willard should really show his ability to accurately judge a situation and step aside.
Methinks it will be a battered and bloodied Willard that shows up for the debates!
I don’t know about the showing up, but will definitely be battered and bloodied leaving–Can. not. wait.
I do wonder, Diane, about the ‘showing up’ part as well, so thought it best to send a little note to #BullyMitt …
And, No @MittRomney Mrs Romney cannot substitute for you at the debates. Your gonna learn what happens to #ChickenHawks that meet The Man.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 25, 2012
typo corrected, btw …. that ‘your’ should have been ‘you’re’ and so I deleted the above tweeted and inserted the repaired one
Or a battered and bruised Willard who calls in sick? Or who has to go home, cutting the number of debates, because a grandchild is ‘ill’? I envision a lot of verbal mumbling and fumbling but no $10 000 bets in these debates.
I Love My President!
Oh, me, too!!
Oh yes I do too!!
I wanted to send this as an email (I’m not sure you’ll even see this at the bottom of the long line of comments), but I couldn’t find contact information, so here goes:
This site gives me hope. While I’m able to think critically about the President and the job he’s doing, seeing the way he interacts with people lightens my heart. After 8 years of being ashamed, I am finally proud again to be an American. So, for all of that, I wanted to say thank you for the things you post here; it is a balm to my battered, weary, frightened, angry, and frustrated self.
Hi Mrs Chili, happy to hear from you and glad our site uplifts you.
We see everything here, even at the bottom of the thread, but for future reference our contact info is theobamadiary.com and our ‘rocking’ blog mistress is Chips. Tonight, I’m just acting as first greeter as Chips is probably caught up with video and extra pictures from the Pres’ recent speech.
Welcome to TOD comment section! VC
Welcome, Mrs. Chili and thanks for echoing how we all feel about this great please. I hope you’ll join the conversation when you’re able. We are all going FORWARD!!
Thank YOU, Mrs. Chili. We all share you feelings, which is why we flock here each day to hear news about the president and share opinions. Please stay and be part of it all. We’re going to be on a wild ride for the next few months.
Hi Mrs Chili. This site lifts all our spirits. Chipsticks does a wonderful job with all the photos, videos and updates on the President’s activities. Glad you are feeling the good effects. Nice to me you.
meet you…nice to meet you. (I’m keyboard impaired)
Chris, USMC, just listened to Mrs. Obama talk about veterans issues. "Pres has done a good job" #Vets4Obama @OFA_NM http://t.co/6NpR0kHJ— Debra Haaland (@DH_OFA) May 25, 2012
MSNBC Panel: Obama Saved 'Thin-Skinned' Wall Streeters From 'Stockades,' 'Nationalized' Banks (VIDEO) mediaite.com/a/sykgd (COLUMN)— Mediaite (@mediaite) May 25, 2012
That was great. Can’t wait til he does 4 events per day.
Biden hosts a breakfast meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne at the Naval Observatory.
Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
Biden and Jill Biden will deliver remarks to surviving military families at the 18th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Arlington, Virginia. More…
A US Senate panel has cut $33m (£21m) in aid to Pakistan in response to the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has said it will cut US aid by $1m for each year of Shakil Afridi’s sentence.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said his term was “unjust and unwarranted”.
Dr Afridi was tried for treason under a tribal justice system for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information for US intelligence.
China is more than ready to step into the breach. They like to try and play Pakistan and India off against one another. They’ll step in wherever they can.
Yup. We got two unfriendlies at our borders. And our political leadership is totally corrupt on all sides.
Anybody have a good link to the information that Maddow was talking about vis a vis Romney’s “education plan” and the student loan programs\
Restoring the middleman to higher education
no problem lamh35, what are friends for? Glad I could help.
From kindergarten to college: The clear choice between Romney and President Obama on education
Mitt Romney’s education plan: READ
Just found out about this guy. Paging snark knoller.
Breaking: photo of seniors being told to move forward to buses taking them to Obamacation Camps & likely death panels yfrog.com/esapljij— Joke Tipper (@JokeTipper) May 25, 2012
There is also Chuck Toad
Ridiculing the White House Press Corps is so healthy and effective. I appreciate this very much.
Old lady adorable alert
Where can we get that T-Shirt??
Love it. I’d buy it in a minute if I knew where.
Teachers school Romney on class size.
bit.ly/KihPC2— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 24, 2012
Axe and his staff is ON IT, baby !! I love Axelrod, LOVE HIM!!!
Hmm so Tammy Bruce tweeted that she would love to be a substitute host for O’Really over at Faux News., but she was told that she’d never do so since she’s openly gay.
Wait, wait, so FOX News discriminates against RWNJ Gay talk radio host…Hmm, why should GOP respect ya enough to fight for you when you dont’ respect your rights enough to tell ‘em F*(&k-off unless they show some damn respect.
“GOP: No Gays Allowed, Ctd.”
I’ve been in NOLA the past 3 days (Sun evening to Wednesday night) and I didn’t really watch any one political show, even the ones I like. I still stayed up to date on twitter and the interweb, but no Maddow, Ed, or Lawrence. It was a great 3 days, so I will endeavor to continue that black out of political shows.
It’s a wonderful way to live, Lamh. You stay informed, but not irritated.
I don’t watch the news on tv either … no CNN, definitely no FOX, but never was, no cable networks, haven’t missed a thing and am usually more informed than my hubby or son, so if and when they ask if I knew that such and so happened, I go, yep!
I haven’t watched in 3 yrs, and don’t feel like I’m missin’ out on nothin’; just the opposite, in fact. If ya like sports, game 6 of the heat/pacers is on, as well as baseball
Nurses definitely get it ….
Nurses Endorse Obama – National Journal Staff – NationalJournal.com: nationaljournal.com/healthcare/nur… As a retired RN I applaud this endorsement— Bonnie Hare (@BJHare) May 25, 2012
1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1 c. flour
1/2 c. oatmeal
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts
Cream shortening and sugar, stir in eggs, vanilla and cocoa. Mix in flour, then add oatmeal and nuts, stirring only until mixed thoroughly (do not overmix). Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Personally, I think President Obama meant a pile of shit.
hahaha! I’m sure he did!
In his exhaustive essay On Bullshit, Princeton philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt distills its essence: “While liars need to know the truth to better conceal it, bullshitters, interested solely in advancing their own agendas, have no use for the truth…. It is just this lack of connection to a concern with truth—this indifference to how things really are—that is the essence of bullshit.”
Is it possible that Mitt is actually more of a bs-er than a liar?
Tien, I’ll go with “BOTH a bullshitter AND a liar” for $10,000!!
Isonprize, I would be right there seconding you because the two — lying and bullshitting — are not mutually exclusive.
TO RM….if Scot Walker is outspending the Dem nominee 25/1….is it really necessary to give his website….gee
however…that was a chilling segment on how money can tip the scales….and that the only organizations that can somewhat compete with corporate money are the UNIONS…..and that most of the unions are located in the public sector….hence the Repub attack on public workers…..
we have got to win in WI….
Please excuse my salty language…but WHO THE FUCK IS ADVISING MITT ROMNEY?
Romney campaign begins quiet push for African American voters
Ha! I say let ‘em keep wasting their time and resources. Black folks are people, just like everybody else–policy matters; and, it takes years to establish that trust, or destroy it. Republicans have destroyed it, and continue to, with their policies (and, not to mention their overt and covert racism as well–which has become ever-more evident since an African-American family has been in the white house). A few months of “undercover”, so-called “reaching out” isn’t going to change that dynamic.
every time a birther questions the legitimacy of the President….every time a Senator calls the First Lady out of her name…..a stake is driven thru the heart of the African American Community….
we are not fooled by empty rhetoric and fake actions…
Go ahead and tell it prettyfoot58!
RT @OFA_IA: And people keep on coming in! Iowa sure is #FiredUp for #obamadsm. instagr.am/p/LBwxd9HMIf/— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 24, 2012
This is completeeely off topic, but since i just read it i thought id share-
There’s an interview with Michelle in people magazine that will be on shelves tomorrow- in it she basically says that pbo tucks her into bed since she goes to bed early. They melt my heart.
SWOOOOON! Lawdhamercy. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
‘We have a ritual where he tucks me in, because I’m usually in bed before anybody. He’ll come and turn the lights out and give me a kiss and we’ll talk. He’s like, “Ready to be tucked?” I’m like, “Yes I am.”‘
Again .. I love that. I love them both.
Ready to be Tucked???…..you damn skippyyyyyy….Oooooooooooo weeeeeee….when i read things like this ……a man in a sarong with a newspaper in his hand..comes to mind…
President Obama is sure making it hard for us menfolk. This a tough act to follow! Nevertheless, we need to emulate his example of how to maintain, and foster, a loving relationship.
hhannahh11, that is so sweet. Women we need to get that magazine and give it to our fellows.
This is so sweet. I love my President and his family. I really didn’t know much about the First Lady until after she became the First Lady, but I’ve grown to love her so much. I have to go hug my husband after reading that.
And with that, I’ll just lurk out of here…nite TODs
New post everyone:
Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.