President Barack Obama’s supporters cheer near a house where he is holding a campaign event in Los Angeles, June 7
LOVE theses photos, Ms Chips!
Fired up, ready to go Andogriff!!!!
What a smile!! Thanks, Ms Chips…. he lights up everything when he smiles!
You Rock Too
I live near by and his presence permeates the air!!
Wish I had that life-sized cut out of our president at my house!
I’ve got one! Mr. Dotster is jealous of Cardboard Obama. He made me move him to the basement mid-2010. I have now brought him back upstairs in preparation for this election. Right now he greets me as I walk in laundry room from garage. Makes those tasks there much more enjoyable. I always say “Hi Barack!” And I smile. He smiles back. Mr. Dotster sighs. (He worries, or pretends to, that I like Obama the best of all) Cardboard Obama will soon assume a more prominent place—–in living room window and on the front porch. I like to see neighbors do a double take as they stroll by. It’s fun!
Oooh, dotster3, I am so envious! : )))
My cardboard Obama story is that my daughter got us tickets for my 2008 Xmas gift to go to an Inaugural Ball while I would be visiting her in DC inorder to go to the Inauguration. It was a high point of my life and her gift was a surprise and very welcome. ONLY this was not one of the balls the Obamas attended. SAD so I had my daughter take a photo of me with the cardboard Obama there at the ball.
ohhh that is hilarious dotster.. good on you.. please tell cardboard Obama that I love him back :)
I wish I had one, too! I had a cardboard firefighter once for a safety curriculum I taught at my old pre-school, but I donated all the materials when Ieft the position! Do we know if a PBO cutout is available anywhere?
It’s gonna be a GREAT Nov VICTORY…4 MORE YEARS!!!!
In new attack, Romney ‘just making stuff up’
We know precisely why Romney makes claims like these. With Democrats arguing that Republicans are perhaps holding back the economy on purpose, Romney suddenly sees value in arguing, in effect, “No, no, it’s Obama who slowed the recovery on purpose.” The public isn’t sure who to believe, and before long, the “sabotage” picture becomes muddled, with each side leveling similar claims. The accuracy (or lack thereof) gets lost.
But we also know that Romney’s lying.
Asked about the claims, Schieber himself explained this morning, “That is false, in a variety of ways. I don’t believe that it’s substantively true.”
Jon Chait added that Romney is “just making stuff up.”
View Park, where PBO was, isn’t far away from my neck of the woods, Inglewood.
reposted…because everyone should read/see this…and spread like wildfire:)
wow that’s fabulous DF I know posting no one’s going to see this but just wanted to let you know how moving it was for me – RT’d
Author Says Romney Campaign Is Being Dishonest With His Words, Will Media Report It?
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has recently been misrepresenting Noam Scheiber’s book, The Escape Artists, to claim that President Obama knowingly hamstrung the economic recovery by pushing for health care reform. Yesterday, The Washington Examiner’s Byron York amplified the Romney campaign’s false allegation.
Further discrediting the attack, Scheiber told Talking Points Memo today that Romney’s comments are “false” and “not something I argue in the book.” From Talking Points Memo:
Media outlets reporting Romney’s latest attack on Obama have a responsibility to make clear that it’s utterly false.
He’s lost the Black Vote/support. :snark:
Another proof that Republicans know they can’t win fair and square:
“Romney Quietly Hires Consulting Firm With Sordid History Of Destroying Democratic Voter Registration Forms”
The only way PBO loses is if people are blocked from getting to the ballot boxes.
Does this need to be sent to Attack Watch and DOJ?
Starting Soon – FLOTUS Greets Campaign Volunteers – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Thank you JER!!
Mitt Romney edges Obama in latest poll of Michigan
How is this possible?
PPP had PBO 14 ahead of Romney in Michigan in their last poll, does anyone know who these EPIC-MRA people are?
I tried to find out about them…I went to their site which says they have been polling since 1985. They are out of Lansing.
They claim that all the major networks reference them…I have never heard of them before.
Probably an outlier, as the article itself points out.
To put it simply, it isn’t possible. So toss it where it belongs, the circular filing cabinet.
I knew something was up when he said after the Recall, that Michigan is now in play!
They must not think we are going to vote?
My take, Democrats are Only voting when the President is on the ballot, any other conflating is biased!
Gergen said that!
Oh god, that infuriates me. Dems can’t vote only when the President is on the ballot. That’s not how you keep power. When the hell will people in our party realize that you have to vote every damned election?! I feel a piece coming up for TPV.
Is there a link for the Gergen quote, or was it just on TV?
He said on tv that Michigan is now in play, because of the Recall, and possibly Pennsylvania.
No Rhime or rhythm!
I live right around the corner, from the View Park neighborhood. Our Crenshaw/Stocker area is ROCKING! I don’t think I can stand any more excitement. I actually didn’t find out about this breakfast event, till after I got home last night. I know the couple who hosted the breakfast. They are involved in the re-development of the MKL/Santa Rosalia neighborhood with office buildings and apartment complexes.
One of our part-timers lives in Leimert Park. She’s basically stuck there till PBO leaves.
I know……Isn’t it GREAT! What a reason to be stuck in your neighborhood :-) Who in their right mind wouldn’t mind having the President of the United States in your ‘hood?
Great pics! Love those earrings!
How it’s going TOD. Today’s been a Baracktastic day. Austin is a liberal oasis in the red state that is TX and we love President Obama here but the level of love is going to insane levels. People are rocking their Obama 2012 gear like I’ve never seen before. It’s nuts and I love it. A lot of my professors and coaches have Obama 2012 bumper stickers on their cars; Black, White, Hispanic, Native American, Gay, Straight, Old, and Young are all rocking Obama 2012 gear. My college campus is overrun with Obama 2012 bumper stickers, shirts, hoodies, cute label tees. Cars on the road have an overwhelming number of Obama 2012 bumper stickers and I haven’t seen any Romney 2012 bumper sticker only Ron Paul 2012 for some weird reason.
I’ve been grinning like a fool all day. Students are fired up about voting for President Obama again or for the first time now that some of them are of age. My friend took a couple of culture and politics courses and she told me that students are overwhelmingly pro-Obama. They know about his successes and accomplishments and she told me they never hesitate to correct people – firmly; emphasis on the firm – when they spew rightwing nonsense about President Obama. Professors are dropping huge hints – even though they shouldn’t ;) – that they are Obama 2012 all the way.
Today has most definitely been a Baracktastic day. The youth is definitely excited about voting for President Obama come November 6th. So don’t let the pundits fill your head with crap. :D
Although I mentuioned on the last thread that TX is not outside the realm of possibility it remains a very long shot at best, you bring up a point that may, ultimately make some difference. The Paulites are really not happy with Romney. Specially his militaristic foreign policy. They are a group that might be cultivated to either vote for PBO or not vote at all. Although this might not matter much in other states, in TX it could. Still would be a very long shot.
I’ve seen some Paulites post that they will vote for PBO in November.
Man, maybe I should move to Austin. Get outta DFW. New Orleans is a fairly liberal city too but since it’s not ready yet in terms of good jobs, maybe Austin would be a good fit, plus Austin has an airport right…lol
Austin, TX ROCKS!….Yes they have an nice airport, to me it’s cooler than most of TX, good food, and entertainment.
I had a friend who went to UT Austin to go to grad school. She was a bit apprehensive at first because she’s native Californian but as it turns out, she LOVED it and thought it was a terrific place to live. (She also got to take courses from Barbara Jordan and went to her house for dinner!!) Another friend of mine was there on biz a year ago and couldn’t believe how happy everybody seems.
Sooooo…….maybe you should give it some thought, lamh!
You don’t know how much it helps when you guys post these types of messages. It helps the rest of us not dwell on the crap coming out of the TEEVEE! Thank you guys for keeping me sane. Thank you Chips for giving me this respite!
Hey-hey! Austin is going Obama2012 nuts..great to hear. Two brothers of mine live there, Lago Vista & Spicewood. I love hearing your story about the youth/professors-HOPE is in the air! Stay fired-up TX! Even in Dallas, my sister & her friends support our PBO big time. wouldn’t it be the shits if someday it just turns around in TX!
More Mittmentum: Obama up 15 in Minn: PublicPolicyPolling @ppppolls
We find Obama up 54-39 in Minnesota, very similar to @surveyusa finding of 52-38 last month: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/06/o
So how is it possible for PBO to be down in Michigan, it just.can.not.be.
Thanks for the wonderful pictures. It’s a tonic for a not-so-great day.
Obama’s popular in Minnesota: 52/43 approval. Romney is not: 32/54 favorability: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/06/obama-up-big-in-minnesota.html
Michelle is GREAT!!!
PBO up 5 in VA- from sometimes RW leaning Q-poll: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/virginia/release-detail?ReleaseID=1760
Good Afternoon Bill
Trust me VA is going to be blue again this year if Northern Virginia has anything to do with it and they are one of the heaviest populated areas in Virginia and happens to be mighty blue. There isn’t a single person of voting age in Northern Virginia that isn’t gonna be registered to vote for PBO by the time OFA gets finish with that area. That OFA team over there is so organized and determined until it isn’t even funny. My state, Maryland, is working their hearts out to help keep them Blue.
Good for you, Lisa. How I wish we foreigners can do something.
Esmeralda.. You can go online and find a local/favorite city with an OFA office, then locate a pizza place nearby, phone in an order, pay with a credit card and send a bunch of food and drinks over to
OFA. They always need food food the volunteers; and reams of paper, pens, tape etc, which can be shipped from any Office Depot. That is different from actually donating money, it is not illegal! Just a thought!
Jennifer Granholm @JenGranholm
FACT: Millennials will outnumber seniors in Nov. & they support Obama over Romney 2:1. http://politi.co/JPVRE7 #Obama2012
They’d better come out to vote. I’m getting really upset with the cavalier attitude towards a citizen’s BASIC OBLIGATION in this country.
MSNBC is a mess today. Even Tamron! Following some AP story that it’s going to be a very bad June for Obama, just extended to very bad summer and fall economically. I’ve had it with all these anchors. They are so anxious to paint some dismal picture—-too anxious—–don’t trust any of them.
They’re tripping over themselves trying to avoid covering that disturbing story about Romney playing cop gone wild.
Bill Press talked about that headline on HuffPuff this morning. He was criticall of the headline. MSM is hopeless. This all came from Arianna’s rag. These folks have no minds of their own like Rachel. They just go with whatever story they can find that is negative for PBO.
I meant “unlike” Rachel. She is the only one who does extensive research. Lawrence has pretty good researchers also.
But nobody is paying any attention, it’s like they are talking to a Wall.
Ratings way down!
What does get local attention, is like today, when the President goes to Las Vegas to talk about new student loan initiatives.
In new attack, Romney ‘just making stuff up’
By Steve Benen – Thu Jun 7, 2012 12:30 PM EDT.
As a growing number of Democrats raise the “sabotage question” — the charge that Republicans might be deliberately hurting the American economy to advance an election agenda — Mitt Romney argued at a campaign event in Texas that it was actually President Obama who chose to slow the recovery.
In this case, Romney is citing a book from Noam Scheiber, “The Escape Artists,” on how Obama and his economic team confronted the Great Recession in 2009 and 2010.
So, once again, we have yet another example of Romney telling blatant lie. And the question, once again, is whether he’ll be called out for his mendacity, and whether voters and/or the media will care
Brilliant! Sitting presidents facing re-election really want to slow down the economy.
They’re PROJECTING again!
First Lady Michelle is PREACHING! She is a great motivator for us Volunteers! WHOOOO WHEEEEEEE!!!!!
CBO says stimulus works. Charts agree: maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/…— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June 07, 2012
Seriously????? He’s such a partisan hack
He personally hates PBO.
I got that…what a clueless idiot. If he thinks that Hillary would have had an easier time AT ANYTHING with this congress…he’s in denial. Big Time!
He’s still stuck in the 08 primaries. Hillary has long moved on. And her favorability has since risen BECAUSE the people believe that she is on board with PBO’s agenda, carrying out his foreign policy in her role as SOS, and is not undermining him all over the TV screen.
Carville is another one!
As for skeletor. Don’t get me started.
I notice Rendell and Bill Clinton ate making the Rounds going in and off message.
Wolfe interviews BC today!
arrhhhhhhh I knew it..,…..
They cannot drag PBO down. The people won’t allow them to. They need to get on board or get lost. They need to look at what happened to Weiner, Feingold, Grayson and Kucinich…all DEMS who put in a great deal of time bashing PBO on TV.
Yeah, Ed because the same people in Congress just loved Hiliary’s plan and her involvement in her husbands administration back in 1993.
”I think Hillary Clinton would have sent them a bill and said, ‘Here’s what I want.’”
Yes sir…..that’s all it take…………..what a jerk, he gets on my nerves that one.
It’s amazing that her husband couldn’t pass health care when he was President
Hasn’t Rendell heard of The American Jobs Act that PBO sent to Congress?
What a douche. Yuk.
I like how all of the Clinton supporters are coming out talking about how great a President Hilary would have been. As far as I’m concerned she already was President back in the 90’s, you all do remember the 90’s don’t you?
DADT, NAFTA, BJ’s, No Health Care bill, Nothing dealing with gay rights issues, I feel your pain.
THIS. I think she’s a great SOS..kicking ass and working so hard. She is excellent at her job. Why the hell can’t these people admit this, be grateful for her hard work, and move the fuck on? Bitter, much? What a sucky way to go through life.
Hilary would have never been elected President because I know too many Democratic men who hated her and thought they would get of her husbands shennagins and would not have voted for her.
Blah blah blah. I’m so sick of people talking about what woulda happened w/ Hillary. If things were so easy with her, they’d have passed Health Care when they had a chance and not that shitty DADT. Spare the fuck outta me.
So here’s today’s spelling error from the Romney campaign: they’ve renamed their hero Regan.
Get a Sneak Peak at the Offical #Romney spelling of Regan… only in Amercia— SpreadTheWord (@word_34) June 07, 2012
Time to remove Sarah Palin from the graphics department, I think.
much as i detest the woman, this time around, we can lay all the stupidity squarely at the feet of the presidential nominee himself. no need for idiot surrogates–robme is the leading idiot of his campaign.
Live in the neighborhood. Took a drive around the Command Post area (Wells Fargo Parking Lot)…and the array of emergency vehicles….how amazing. Nothing but the best to protect our President.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who supported Hillary Clinton Supporter during the 2008 primary, said on Thursday that Clinton would have been more effective in getting her proposals through Congress. “I think she would have come in with a lot more executive experience,” Rendell said on CBS’s “This Morning. ” I think the president was hurt by being a legislator only.”
For example, health care and the stimulus. Two bills that I think did good things for the American people, too much of it was left up to the Congress. He sort of said, ‘Here’s my concept, you guys flesh it out.’ I think Hillary Clinton would have sent them a bill and said, ‘Here’s what I want.’
As was often noted in 2009, however, was that Obama’s approach to passing health care reform was in part a response to Clinton’s failed attempt to pass reform in 1993, when she took a direct approach like the one Rendell described.
This guy is trying to sabotage President Obama.
It’s not new for him, you can see his hatred for the President on his face……..that’s the reason why he is a regular ”analyst” on the pretend left leaning network…..
Ding Ding Ding ….. “on the pretend left leaning network”. They give us just enough to keep us coming back for more everyday. The media (all of it no matter what station) is this President’s worse enemy!!!
The Clintonistes are all over the News recently, going on and off message.
Follow the money!
OMG, this is disgusting. I can’t stand these jerks. The more they trash the President, the more they get invited back to these shows. It’s a total daisy chain of self-serving pomposity. They are licking their chops for 2016 and don’t mind trashing PBO in the process. Payback? Screw them.
Tell Rendell to take His own advice and be more positive!
You know what ? Douglas Elmendorf who is the current CBO Director always worked there when the Clinton Heathcare Plan was scored.
He is the one that deep sixed it…..according to his wiki page.
That’s the one thing that boils my blood, how the fuck would she be able to get a Health Care bill passed this time when she couldn’t get one passed the last time? And don’t think for one moment that Rendell is speaking without “The Clintons” knowledge. I hope when President Obama is reelected in November he tells the whole Clinton Gang to get lost.
Got home a little late this morning. I had to wait until the President passed. No problem.
On Thursday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will sit down with former President Bill Clinton for an extensive interview from the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago.
Blitzer will ask Clinton about these comments and more in the interview airing at 4pm ET Thursday during “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” on CNN.
After reading Jovie’s comment, I checked the site……….”extensive interview”…..yea I bet…..he won’t go away……..
If He goes off message, it’s time to hit the Twitter and ask them- whose side ate they on?!
There is no such thing as going off message, he knows goddamn well what he’s saying.
Folks get your cellphones out, I wanna know: Is Wolf Blitzer America’s Biggest DOLT? Text ‘A’ for yes, ‘B’ for no.
Folks Get you cell phones out and call Rendell 1-800-LOOSER, tell Him to suck it!
Folks get your cell phones out and call the Paramedics give Bill Clinton an emergency first-aid shot of STFU.
Texting “A” for yes…..lol
Oh, and Rendell also said today that he is Not sure the President can win Pennsylvania.
And that the 4 needed Counties there are Beautifully suited for Robney.
Something is going on…
I’m so fucking pissed at this whole thing, all the fucking back stabbing, the lies. When Bill Clinton got caught with his pants down and congress wanted to impeach his ass, African Americans stood up for his ass. It was black preachers that went out and defended that motherfucker. This piece of shit got his dick sucked in the oval office while his wife and kid were upstairs, and after all that shit black people stood up for him and this is how he repays the black community. Motherfuck Bill and Hilary Clinton, fuck Ed Rendell with his cheating ass!
Tell us how you REALLY feel :)
They are trying to divide us!
But Jovie, I could understand if Romney’s side wanted to divide us, but it’s our side that is bad mouthing the President. And what hurts me the most is the blatant disregard for everything President Obama has accomplished.
I agree with you Jovie. This is a media calculated game of divide and conquer and we are falling for it. I see no need to go after Clinton and Rendell. They are not the enemy. There are Republicans who say critical things about Romney but the media elects not hype their criticism; yet the hype every dumb thing said by Democrats that they can twist to make it look like Democrats don’t support the President. And we keep obliging them. Personally, I see no need of attacking Bill Clinton who happens to still have a great deal of support in the Democratic party. Our focus should be on winning in November and we mustn’t let the media provoke us in going after each other.
I was looking for the article where Clinton says he is not working for the Obama campaign…..I got this though and it got me thinking:
”Some observers have asserted that Clinton does not want Obama to win the November elections. Others have alleged that although Hillary Clinton has denied it, she plans to run for president in 2016, and her supporters and strategists believe that she stands a better chance in 2016 if Obama loses to Romney in 2012.”
Would it be the opposite though? If the President wins (he will) she has a better chance?……I’m very confused by all this,..
That theory will only work for Hillary if black folk get amnesia in 2016, which we won’t.
I’m curious as to the source of this article. I suspect it’s a speculation by a right leaning, Romney-supporting outlet who is using this to drive a wedge. This whole MSM Clinton stuff is all about helping Mitt Romney retake the WH in 2012. It’s not about the Clintons at all.
The fact that he’s being giving interviews every day says it all though….it would not be the case if there was no controversy. If the media sense that you are not helping the President, they will invite you over and over. Maxime Walters comes to mind…..
Yes but we’ve seen what typically happens to DEMS who go on TV to bash PBO…think Weiner, Grayson, Kucinich, Cornell West, Smiley,
Three possible outcomes: 1)They become SHUNNED, 2)victims of bad karma, or 3) their ego eventually destroys them.
Pushed by the Robney Campaign. Rendell is their latest experiment.
They are playing dirty!
That is just silly…..historically it is much harder to beat the incumbent.
Yea that’s what I though, doesn’t make sense…….well the more they talk about Clinton, the less they talk about Romney….
I hope they remember that the African American vote is crucial to a Democratic President. If they undermine President Obama the Clintons will lose a lot of AA votes and she WILL NOT win.
She will lose Obamacrats too!
So those “observers” are saying that the Clintons don’t give a shite about their country? Only their own power trip? If true..what f**kers..of the the Planet.
Oh, and Ed Rendell has toxic bad breath.
ROFL…Thanks Don! My sentiments EXACTLY!!
Oh My! Tell it!!
Fuck Ed Shultz, he told people to say home in 2010. Not only did they stay home in 2010 but they also stayed home on 6/5/12
The President ain’t on the ballot, so now they are trying to divide us!
President Obama arrives in Las Vegas, NV – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
It will be on CSPAN-3!
Thanks for the heads up Jovie.
President has landed in Vegas
Poll Troll Knoll gives us his own explanation.
A sure crowd pleaser: crowd always cheers when they put the presidential seal on the lectern.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 07, 2012
It can’t be because they like the President?
That’s what that troll doesn’t want to admit.
oh so that’s why the crowds always cheer when pbo is around–they just love to view that pretty presidential seal.
HAHAHAHAHAHA! You are funny susanne. I will tweet this to Troll Poll!
HAHAHAHAHAHA! You are funny susanne. I will tweet this to Troll Poll!
@markknoller Oh, so that totally explains why crowds go wild whenever Obama is around! They're fired up about that pretty presidential seal!— (@aspirational12) June 07, 2012
Pay no attention to that WAR ON WOMEN!!!
I think Rendell is on a book tour & they all believe in their small minds they won’t be booked if they don’t say something negative about PBO & that’s the only way to make news & sell books.
Heads up everyone:
Back soon ;-)
fear and lies, fear and lies, fear and lies, fear and lies, fear and lies fear and lies, fear and lies……
My next door neighbor just got evicted…..all their belongings are on the front lawn……..4 State troopers out front.
I personally know how your neighbor feels, pray for them Linda.
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