Charlotte, Sept 6 (Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America)
The University of Iowa, Sept 7
Videos of today’s speeches in New Hampshire and Iowa at C-Span
Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sept 7
Portsmouth International Airport, N.H.
Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Sept 7
… with actor Adam Scott from the TV show Parks and Recreation
Thanks a million, CC! I shared a handful of pics via email right after last night’s do, and my friend couldn’t believe I had pics so quickly! She doesn’t normally follow, but stayed up to hear PBO live.
This is odd. I don’t normally get to come in the door and sit down for a drink before the others rush in. Hmmm.
Good evening everyone, congrats VC..hope you all had an excellent day, I know I did.
Hi, SS! I lost a document I spent 3+ hours editing but other than that the day was great.
Hellooooooooooo VC! Helloooooooooo everyone. Apologies for going missing in action today, things were just a teency bit busy, hope everyone’s in highly excellent form?
Hellooo CC! No need to apologize….none at all! Nothing personal, Chips Chica, but I seem to do much better at the podium when you are not standing by the door with the bag of awards chanting ‘VC, you can’t get this! VC, you can’t get this. Naw-na-na-na-na!’
My absence seems to reduce the pressure, hence you perform beautifully!
Possibly. The fear of being tested for a performance enhancing substance is minimized, maybe. Or equally possible, you take the rigging machine with you when you leave?
Ms Chips you NEVAH need to apologize!!!
Ha, thank you my beloved Bob!!
2nd and Canadian too, VC
There you are CB! I wonder what the Amcans are up to that we weren’t told about?
I’m hoping they are volunteering at their local OFA offices!
Now why didn’t I think of that? Makes a lot of sense. A lot more sense than my thinking my fingers have suddenly become Bolt-like.
So, you’re here in your favorite place on a Friday night, dear vc
Couple of thoughts for #BainMitt and #LeonaAntoinette and their good buddy @davidgreorgy …
Oh @MittRomney @AnnDRomney #YouPeople must really be longing to escape to Paris & put this whole tax disclosure thing behind you. Go ahead!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2012
So @davidgregory you're gonna have your best bud #BainMitt on #MeetTheBirchers. Just want to thank you in advance for the YouTube clips.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2012
What a fantastic week made all the better by Chips and all our TOD friends!!!
Hi Bobfr, supper ready yet, or did I miss it? And I agree that this has been a great week. It’s THE BEST WEEK I’ve ever had in/with politics.
It’s funny, I didn’t get this excited with our own elections, or spend as much time stewing,screaming in anger.lol
‘thanking you in advance for the utube clips!’
meet the birchers….. thats great i cannot stop chuckling at that. thanks Bob
Hoped folk would like it
Hubby donated to make midnight deadline tonight. commited 2 vote at http://www.commit.barackobama.com and tweeted the pic of PBO and VeepJB – titrled it Men in Blue with The Right Stuff
Super!!! This is fun, isn’t it!!!!
Yes We Can
This awesome. I loved, loved PBO’s speech. Also, Gabby Giffords made me cry so hard. And VeepJB is an amazing man. He wrote the Violence Against Women Act. I have been following him since he was Senator Biden.
Awesome! Thank you!
LOVE OUR FIRST FAMILY!!!
Hey, Tally, thank you for all your marvelous tweets and the RTs. Much appreciated!!!
So do I Tally!!!!!!!!!
These photos are AWESOME! THANK YOU CHIPS!!! I’ve been watching recordings of the BIG SPEECHES late after all of our hectic stuff. I didn’t get to participate much at all on TOD. Waaaaaaaaa!!!! But I did check in as often as I could!!!!
Hubby donated to OBAMA campaign to make midnight deadline tonight. Commited 2 vote at http://www.commit.barackobama.com and tweeted the pic of PBO and VeepJB – titrled it Men in Blue with The Right Stuff. – - – Sorry about double post. How do I edit original post?
Sheesh, WordPress. It eats my posts. Hope this one appears.
Hello everyone, hello Chips!!
Hi Bob!! Love your tweets, please keep it up.
Love it when Joe has his aviator sunglasses on. Those two couples just bring joy to my heart.
Coming to the party late but I totally agree with you Carolyn about the Obamas and the Bidens and the joy they bring us. This time our country was very lucky to elect two incredible men who are married to two absolutely incredible women.
chips, you did it again! terrific photos, just lift our hearts and spirits some more!
The President is staying over night, 1 City away from Me.
I have an appointment with Him in the Morning.
OMG I wish you did too!!!
My awesome Tally, only just saw your email: you’re a gem. Tomorrow
Oh – ok – just make sure you LIKE IT…..
I can get on a roll, whether it makes sense or not. :\
Love your rolls Tally! Haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but will do in the morning – hey, it’s you, it gotta be good!
That was the best 3 days the Democrats have had in a long time. They put the “wood” to the republicans. Chips a weird question for you. When the President finishs his speech he hits the podium with his left hand. Why does he do this. Wonderful work.
It’s just his way of punctuating the end of his speech with a spritz of energy and determination. Sometimes it’s a light pat, other times it’s a hard slap, depending on how fired up he is.
He is a southpaw, also, so a natural hand for him to use.
I assume that since the President is left-handed, it’s his left hand that he uses all the time to make a point. At least that’s the way I’ve seen him perfectly shoot three points on the basketball court. Bottom line: I am totally guessing. But I absolutely love it when he hits the podium because it shows how passionate he is about what he believes in.
Chips, I am so glad you made this week the very best for our TOD family; thanks again for hanging in here. My Irish Gramps would have been so proud of you!
Ah, thank you canadabarb4obama, so glad I got over my meltdown too! What a beautiful week!
Things definitely looking good for Obama in the polls we started tonight…we'll see if it holds through the weekend as the DNC fades away— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) September 08, 2012
Gosh – a convention bounce – who’d have thought – It will hold through next Christmas
GOP=BATSHIT INSANE ND Senate Candidate Voted 2 Make Birth Control,Abortion In Case Of Rape & Incest Carry Life Sentence buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/no…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 08, 2012
Your tweets always make me smile, you do have a way with words.
YAY!! Thanks babe!!!!
Know any hesitant veterans who still think Mitt is patriotic, or has veteran interests any where in the back of his brain?
Let’s compare this.. tiny.cc/pvmakw
with this .. youtube.com/watch?v=YQKmGY…
and make your choice (LANDSLIDE) clear on Nov. 6.— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 08, 2012
i cannot wait for nov 7, when we won’t have to see myth’s face or hear this voice again–ever!
till then, he’s so mockable, we at least have the benefit of a good laugh.
Indeed, it’s good that there’s not much time left, because I’m almost starting to see both he and his wife as being not so much ‘mockable’ as out of their league in an I-feel-sorry-for-them underdog way. On CBS today the Romneys followed immediately after PBO’s speech so I watched for the first 5 minutes or so, Mitt looked and sounded like an inexperienced, poorly funded, out-of-his-depth operator trying to campaign against a more polished competitor. It looked tawdry. I did feel sad for them for a second or two because they seemed to be trying so hard to look like they knew what they were doing and to connect.
Always bringing up the rear!
Hellooo Pamela! Good to have you home. You and I can be bookends.
Still can’t believe these two gifts from #BirtherMitt, today. Impossible to comprehend just how inept he is. If he hadn’t had his daddy’s money he’d probably be a homeless bully …
@VFWHQ @votevets @AFLCIO No surprise #DraftDodgerMitt left our troops off his 'laundry list' dailykos.com/story/2012/09/… #NEOCONSTERS DON'T CARE— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2012
@stefcutter Consistency emerges for #BirtherMitt He picked 'forced rape' guru #LyinRyan for VP & today endorses world class #MisogynistKing.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 07, 2012
but instead, he’s a bully with many homes.
I love the LyinRyan – and you too Bob for all your great tweets. Ann Romney standing up for women’s issues by not wanting to talk about them has given me the laughs today – also, too.
Agree, 99, re Ms #LeonaAntoinette … sent her this little missive after her total fail, yet again, today …
Dear @AnnDRomney – a bit of truly empathetic advice. Just STOP. Ride your horses with your friends & close your mouth in public. Seriously.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 08, 2012
And, thank you!!
Ouch! ‘Poor’ AnnD!
Grinning. Can’t decide if a scalpel or sharp knife was used here. Loving it.
We set a goal of 600,000 grassroots donations for convention week—we only need 10,000 more by midnight. Pitch in $5? OFA.BO/aLkEix— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 08, 2012
The counter on this link is clocking about 1,000 donations PER MINUTE! Yikes Stripes!
The email I just got from Julianna Smoot said they blew right by 600,000, and are on their way to 700,000 grassroots donations….amazing!
Got my donation in a few minutes ago. Keeping fingers crossed.
Hubby and I added to the kitty. lets keep breaking records…..Best week for a loooong time. Thanks Chips for this very special haven.
Romney announced Ryan as VP on a battleship and then failed to mention Afghanistan in his speech. Military=prop to Romney. #maddow— Michelle (@GrrrlRomeo) September 07, 2012
he got that idea from his big bro shrub–
‘i don’t give a shit; it’s the tiger woods guy’s problem now.’
While Pres Obama is in Florida, VP Biden will be campaigning in Ohio: Zanesville & Athens tomorrow; Portsmouth & Milford on Sunday.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 08, 2012
Chips, we see so many pictures and frames in videos that we know we would never see at a GOPer event, for instance, this is one that you posted is quite touching in its peaceful joy …
Loved that too Bob, not in a gazillion years would you see an image like it at a GOP rally, way too much, love, serenity, hope …. and women.
Exactly, Chips. They simply were lost in their freedom. That is an amazing achievement of President Obama and all of the millions of Americans who have stood with him to ensure that each person can have exactly that kind of moment in their life.
I’ve donated so much $$$ to the Obama campaign this cycle, lol. More than I’d ever planned to. And, this week, it seemed like I just couldn’t stop donating! Lol. Donated again before the “midnight deadline” tonight. Some of that may be a little guilt that I haven’t had the time to volunteer this time like I did in ’08, so hopefully I’m helping all you wonderful volunteers and staff doing the hard, great work out there have the resources you need.
I know just how you are feeling, thoughtful3…. By October tho, I should get out to do some data entry, and I always drop off snacks and paper products!
*especially CHEESY PUFFS!
Great idea, Pamela! Maybe I can at least try to do that once in a while–at least stop by the office and drop off some refreshments. Thanks!
These pictures are so breathtakingly gorgeous.
This is hilarious!
Chips is gonna love that one!!
Mag. Nif. I. Cent.
Oh oh ow.
We’re back from hearing POTUS at the University. That building he spoke in front of – that’s where I work! Anyhow, it was AWESOME! We weren’t very close – we were about 200 feet away, but still! I couldn’t believe that was him! Or VP Joe! Or FLOTUS or Jill! Wow. We took off while they were shaking hands and planned to go for dinner, but all the main roads were blocked for the entourage. So we took a back country road and decided to drive up to the airport and watch AF1 take off. We sped down the back roads about 25 miles and made it to the airport road not 3 minutes before the whole entourage of 34 cars (Ron counted) went by. We waved to all the limos – I saw the green dress in one of them. Then we waited around 15 more minutes to see AF1 – but it went west and banked around to the north, we weren’t expecting that. Anyhow – GREAT evening.
thanks for the update. I can feel the energy just from your post. Lucky you.
Oh yeah! I’m so glad you were able to squeeze in a couple of good adventures. I’m not sure I’d believe it was actually them if I had seen them. And you’re so lucky to have seen all four of them – we so rarely see them all together anymore.
A preview of the Obamas people magazine interview:
Bill maher has Steve Schmidt and Jim Van De Hei on.
I just finish listening to FLOTUS convention speech for the I don’t know how many times.
hi everyone. this might sound weird, but i’m feeling changed in a profound way after the democratic convention. i need to recommit in a serious way to the cause that president obama preaches. these next couple of months will be the last time i can ever campaign for him, and i feel i need to double or triple down on my efforts. i do some donating and work at the ofa office already, but in reality i can do more. i can forego a few more nights out the next couple a months and give that time and money to ofa and my local democrats who are running. i’m determined to do that now. after seeing gabby giffords give the pledge of allegiance, i know i can do more. i hope others feel similarly. we have got to give president obama a house and senate he can work with. forward!!!
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Obama senior adviser David Plouffe downplayed any notion of a post-convention bounce for the president — much of it was punctured by Friday’s disappointing jobs report.
“Our belief is, we entered the convention with a small but important lead in most of those battleground states,” Plouffe said, according to a pool report. “We’ll see where we are at the end of next week, let’s say. But our suspicion is, the race is going to be about where it was. And that’s a problem for Mitt Romney.”
Plouffe maintained that while there may not be a bounce, per se, there is momentum.
“We come out of the convention with momentum,” he said. ”That doesn’t mean the race is going to change significantly. But we think that we come out of here with some momentum in terms of putting together the electoral picture.”
He said Team Obam is still predicting a razor-thin election.
“We are not expecting huge movement in this race all the way out to the next 60 days… but there is a chance we might have increased our turnout dynamics,” he said.
Thank you, grassroots supporters! We've reached our goal of over 600,000 donations! Now clocking at 644,682 & ticker is still moving FAST— meta (@metaquest) September 08, 2012
10 minutes later, it’s over 682k!
It’s crazy! 684K++++
No enthusiasm, no bounce, jobs report 92k…kiss my….at least 92k jobs means that many jobs, why not put a positive spin on this. See that’s why after this election, “those” people will be out of a job. Most of us like to be up-beat, those who aren’t can go to their caves.
Wow, check it out!! The donations are FLOODING in!!!!
This is fantastic news meta!
Love to see this.
By the end of the 2008 campaign, I had lost all respect for McCain. But I never felt the intensity of negative emotion I feel toward the Romneys – both of them. I’m not proud of it. I hate the way the Obamas have been treated and take it personally.
Michelle Obama's Speech Gets More Online Views Than The Entire RNC Convention. 2.6 M over 3 days forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/…— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 08, 2012
I just watched Tweety’s special on PBO and he added parts of PBO’s convention speech at the end.
I listen to FLOTUS speech last night.
More pics added to the post
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – After managing a winning campaign on the hit NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” the actors Rashida Jones and Adam Scott will be in Iowa this weekend to stump for President Barack Obama.
The Obama campaign announced Tuesday that Jones and Scott will appear at events on Saturday and Sunday at Drake University, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.
Other details haven’t been released. The campaign says they will speak with students about Obama’s plans to make college more affordable, expand health care and create jobs.
On the show, Scott played the campaign manager for Leslie Knope, who won a small-town Indiana city council race by 21 votes after a recount. Jones also was a top adviser to Knope, played by actress Amy Poehler.
And if you’re a fan of the show, you HAVE to watch this video of Aziz Ansari on Jimmy Fallon talking about his encounter with POTUS:
Vandehei/Politico—–worthless, dishonest and wrong about everything
Politico's VandeHei claims Dems just as big liars as Repubs–classic Politico–and Maher and Katrina call bullshit.— Greg Mitchell (@GregMitch) September 08, 2012
Thank God Katrina and Maher said something!
This guy Van Dehei is like Rush Limp alls.
He said, that Day 2 of the convention was an abortion-palooza.
I had one of my conservative FB “friends” try to pull the same trick on me that VandeHei is trying to pull now. He claimed that PBO is a liar as a response to my early posts about Romney being an habitual liar. He didn’t believe that Romney is a blatant, practiced, and very accomplished liar. I ignored his comments and kept posting articles with links proving that Romney will lie about anything. As the MSM began to slowly call Romney out on his lies, this particular FB “friend” stopped calling PBO a liar. PBO may not always get every fact right, but he makes an effort to avoid deliberately lying to us. Where lying is concerned, there is no comparison that can be made between Romney and PBO where an honest person would conclude that they both lie as boldly and easily as Romney lies. VandeHei is upset that republican politicians are being exposed as the liars, vile, do/know nothing individuals they’ve always been. She has a sad because she’s disillusioned that the fact checks of the dems’ speeches showed that the truth was being spoken to the American people, and that the fact checkers revealed that the speakers at the GOP convention lied in every speech. She and other journalists like her are largely responsible for the American people not knowing that republicans have been lying to them for over 30 years! What do people who can’t win unless they lie and cheat do when confronted with the truth? They lie some more. These *itches are so jealous of the Obamas and the Bidens. They’ve lied about the president since before he took office. They’ve ridiculed ever word that came out of VP Biden’s mouth in their effort to try painting him as a perpetually gaffe-prone individual. They know the prez and VP are very smart, and that’s one of the things that scares the wits out of them. They also know that they stand by their principles and that they can’t offer them any amount of money to neglect their sworn duties to work in the best interest the American people (unlike Romney/Ryan.) These things make them a serious threat. I have thought for quite some time now that these have been the major reasons for GOP opposition to the president, and to a degree, his race. They know he’s way smarter than they are, and they know the vp has his back. They know he and the vp pride themselves on doing the right things, getting things right, doing their jobs, and telling the American people the truth. The prez & vp are everything the republicans only wish they were. IMO, there is no one in the GOP that is equal to our prez and our vp. No one. VandeHei can go suck on a rotten egg. The republicans are liars. She may not want to face it, but nothing can change the fact that when we say they’re liars, we’re 100% correct, and we can prove it!
Meant he in referring to VandeiHei
I would love to tell that guy, don’t claim it, prove it. Show us where the Obama camp have put out lies, lying ads, knew they weren’t true, but keep on running those ads.
Just got my donation in. Thanks for the heads up TOD as I was away all day and didn’t
check my e-mail or TOD. Am glad I did not miss the deadline. From OFA e-mail I see that
they have passed the 600k donations and are shooting for 700k. Fantastic. We got your back PBO.
yep, we’re better off 4 years later–article in us news:
‘ Obama’s stimulus is one of the most misunderstood pieces of legislation in U.S. history, says Time journalist Michael Grunwald. The author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era recently spoke to U.S. News about why Republicans were so successful in their campaign against the bill, and why Americans don’t understand how truly transformative it was. ‘
‘ Why should Mitt Romney read this book?
What Republicans can learn from this is that a lot of the things they’ve been trashing as big government nonsense have actually had an effect.
Are Americans better off than they were four years ago?
I think the answer is yes. What people forget is just how catastrophic our situation was four years ago. Gaining 150,000 jobs isn’t that great, but it’s way better than losing 800,000. And that’s always going to be the difficulty for Obama: selling the notion that things could have been worse, and that things were worse. ‘
20 years of marriage and the Obamas are still so head over heels in love with each other. http://t.co/rOb4Ke5G— (@utaustinliberal) September 08, 2012
Oh my after 20 long years..and still….This is so sweet. Sigh…
Ah, that’s goooooooooooooooorgeous UT, when was that taken?
When they campaigned in Iowa recently. The same time that the Iowa State Fair was being held.
Lovely, thanks UT!
Help keep the excitement from the convention going all the way to November: Get in on a weekend of action event. OFA.BO/AVBAag— Obama for America FL (@OFA_FL) September 08, 2012
New post everyone:
A little ammunition:
FACT: 96,000 Private Sector Jobs Is BEST August Jobs Number Since 2006 – Bureau of Labor Statistics data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES… #p2 #tcot #lnyhbt— (@Mattison) September 08, 2012
@JeffersonObama @Maggyw519 @DaveMc99TA Aug 2008: -274k, Aug 2009: -231k, Aug 2010: -51K, Aug 2011: +85k, Aug 2012: +96K… Perspective.— (@Mattison) September 08, 2012
This is from someone who was at the convention:
there wasn't any enthusiasm gap either. People were fired up. Really fired up. All the volunteers, the delegates, the visitors. Fired up.— (@Karoli) September 08, 2012
Our men and their women. That’s MY President and Vice-President right there!
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