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Heads Up: President Obama in Columbus

Eden Park, Cincinnati, September 17 (Video of speech here)

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4:0: President Obama delivers remarks at Schiller Park, Columbus

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4:0 (delayed): Michelle Obama delivers remarks in Gainesville, Florida

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Eden Park, Cincinnati, September 17

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167 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Columbus”


  1. 1 jeff
    September 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Obama is the greatest president in modern history.

  2. 5 daisydem
    September 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    First? No … really?

  3. 9 LunarSea
    September 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    forward Ho!

  4. 13 susanne
    September 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    aloha and good morning chips and tods!

  5. September 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Jeff!!

    Really love the way #PBO spiked #BainMitt on China in his speech this morning as the US was announcing it had filed a trade suit against China:

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/filing-trade-suit-obama-raps-romney-on-china/?hp

  6. 15 LunarSea
    September 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Well the ‘curse’ is in full effect. ie “May you live in interesting times.”

    Seriously tho, it’s a great time to be alive. Pundits and haters be damned.

    “What the cynics don’t realize is the ground has shifted beneath them” -Sen.BarackObama

    ****waves ‘severely’ at all at TOD****

    • 16 Pamela
      September 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Waves severely backatcha! I translate this to mean we grow more in times that are hard, as we have to apply our creative sense to solve our problems! It is a time to treasure, and for sure it is not boring!

      • 18 LunarSea
        September 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

        I think it was a curse meaning ‘may there always be something rearing it’s ugly head in your path’. Of course in this case it is intentionally being brought about by a rabid extremism.

        While I don’t mean to lay this as a curse on anyone, sometimes I think, ‘we are living in interesting times’, and it make me think of this old saying.

    • 19 Obama Grandmama
      September 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      The old “challenge” vs “opportunity” argument that needs to be remembered during interviews.

  7. 20 Pamela
    September 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Wtg, Jeff! I’ll have a jasmine tea! And I could not agree more wholeheartedly with your affirmation of PBO, nor, I surmise, would any of these folks in attendance! Beautiful crowds, so FIRED UP! :lol: So late getting to lunch today, I am battling a plummeting blood sugar count, so will lurk a bit while I feast on chicken cordon bleu with rice and zucchini cheese sauce. Alright!

  8. 29 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    FLOTUS is finally live now. Yay!

  9. September 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    WOW!!! OUT OF CONTROL for our First Lady!!!!

  10. 55 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Lawdy Lawd…..we have POTUS and FLOTUS on at the same time. LOL.

  11. 66 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Any Dem, or Dem spokesman, who gets on teevee and repeats the rt. wing gripe, that Romney should be ahead by 10 points given the unemployment numbers, like Clarence Page did just now on Bashir, should be banned from any future appearance between now and the election. Time is too short and critical for this kind of unhelpful commentary right now.

    • 67 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      I agree. Not only is it not true, but it is an indirect insult to our President, his record, his accomplishments, along with a failure to hold the obstructionist GOP in congress accountable.

      • 68 theo67
        September 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        It also ignores the fact that Romney is not offering any viable plan to reduce the deficit (his plan increases the deficit by at least $5 Trillion) or create jobs. He has no history of creating jobs, and he’s doubling down on the failed trickle-down methodology that has only increased the gap between the rich and the poor.

        President Obama, on the other hand, inherited a failing, crashing economy, rescued the country from a great depression, helped to create 4.5 million jobs, made huge investments in the future and new technologies, and kept millions from plunging into poverty.

        President Obama offers a clear case for re-electing him in this time of a fragile economy, because he ALREADY took over from a time of absolute crisis and made things better. Romney has nothing to offer.

    • September 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Well to be fair, the Repubs were counting on the relatively high unemployment rate being their way to win the elections. Unfortunately for them, their candidate is so repugnant that an unemployment rate over 8% is just not enough to topple President Obama this time around.

      What angers me is that noone is asking the Repubs what the hell they did to lower the unemployment rate. All they’ve done is say no to everything President Obama has suggested (including his job bill).

  12. 70 LunarSea
    September 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    My goodness but this blog is hard to keep up with. I’m finally on vacation (okay, again) and was hoping to do some catching up but being so many days behind, I’ve come to the conclusion that there just is No catching up. I snooze, I lose.

    Have barely kept up with the headlines and they’ve been fantastic. Love how Putin rebuked the neocons, how China called out Robme, how the Saudis and Syrian contradicted all the Liar said with their deeds, and amused at how the pundits are failing at their spin game.

    Listening to the pundits it would seem that their livelihoods are banking on them getting the MittMeister into office. I mean are they behaving desperately or what?!

    I’m heading to NY etc this week and I’ve printed out posters and pictures to leave along the way. Nowhere will be immune, including highway bathrooms. I plan to tape these to walls and leave them everywhere I go.

    Keep up the good fight y’all.

  13. 71 jeff
    September 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I really need to stop going on the MSM! Currently on huffpost they have a story about Romney speaking at a private fundraiser and stating his dad was born in Mexico and how all Obama voters are on social security, etc.

  14. 75 Linda
    September 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Rachel showed that video that HuffPuff has up a few weeks ago…..

  15. 77 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    FLOTUS is the perfect advocate for Pres. Obama on the stump. She’s amazing.

  16. 80 pinkbunny92
    September 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I wanted to bring over a comment from the last thread from FoxFireTx

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/09/17/a-tale-of-two-courts/#comment-491423

    This is a VERY INSIGHTFUL memo, and it underscores our need to ensure we take BACK the HOUSE and KEEP THE SENATE!!!

    It’s not enough for President Obama to be re-elected. Although it’s my primary goal, I also want to ensure we set up the President for success!! That means taking back the HOUSE!!!

  17. September 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Does Kristen Welker tell you anything new? She just admitted she got an email from the Robney campaign, and that she uses that for talking points, I guess?
    She is terrible.
    Oh, and this meme about the debates and how great Robney is, and how he can narrow the Gap- garbage!
    It’s also a huge opportunity fir the President to get his message out and tell the truth about his policies…

  18. 84 Linda
    September 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Is Steve Kornacki a Republican ?

      • 86 Linda
        September 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

        Well…he constantly is sawing that Romney can still pull this off….he can still win…

        • September 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

          He’s right – if people don’t get out and vote.

          • 88 utaustinliberal
            September 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

            Nailed it Chips. That is the underlying point that Kornacki has been trying to hammer. That people need to get their asses out and vote. Romney and his ilk are not above stealing the election. Voter turn-out is very crucial.

            • September 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

              Hiya UT, I’m as guilty as anyone – hey, probably more guilty – about getting excited over good polls, Romney disasters, etc, but we all know the turnout could be the most dangerous enemy in November if people don’t getting up off their asses, as you said. Add to that worry the voter suppression stuff going on, well, there’s a long way to go, much as I’d adore to think PBO will do it comfortably. As others have said, I’ll never, ever, ever trust these bastards, they’re capable of anything.

          • 90 donna dem 4 obama
            September 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

            Amen Chips! Sometimes I feel that lost in all the opinions and polls is the simple fact that the only thing that really matters is how many of us get out and actually vote. I’ll do my part to get as many out there but until those numbers roll in on election night anything is possible.

          • 92 57andfemale
            September 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

            Just saw a tweet that 37% of eligible African Americans are not registered to vote.

            Dem’s would never lose an election if we all voted. It’s such a God damned struggle. I don’t understand it.

  19. 93 sabreen60
    September 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    • 94 donna dem 4 obama
      September 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Joyfulmeme posted the actual video on the previous thread. These videos of devastating to him I believe. He is a disgusting piece of crap. I cannot stand this vile human being!

  20. 95 Dudette
    September 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This could be something (or maybe not):
    CNN is reporting two planes on the tarmac at JFK have been isolated because of a “security issue.”

    Raw video here (no audio):

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/cvplive/cvpstream3&hpt=hp_t3#/video/cvplive/cvpstream3

    • 96 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Both CBS live feeds cut off POTUS’ speech conclusion to show the JFK airport scene…didn’t know what was going on there.

  21. 97 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Holy smokes my head is still spinning. FLOTUS, POTUS and VP Biden on at the same time! Wowza. It was so much fun live tweeting for people who couldn’t watch the event but yikes….. :D

    • September 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Your live-tweeting was/is VERY much appreciated – you’ll never know how much. It keeps those of us who cant watch the videos live up to date with what’s happening, and this so convenient to retweet your messages. Thank you!

  22. 100 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm
  23. 102 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Mitt Romney is a disgusting pig.

    During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:

    There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
    Romney went on: “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

    Mother Jones has the videos on their website.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/secret-video-romney-private-fundraiser

  24. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    September 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Mr. Romney I depend on my ability to get up and work everyday. We Obama supporters in my family take care of ourselves but it is a comfort to know that should we need the assistance of our government that it would be there to help us.

    Now Romney, you can Kiss my Grits!!!

    • 107 gn
      September 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      His own dad was on welfare as a youth. Romney is just an arrogant, entitled jerk who believes that his privilege signals that he’s better than other people. He’s still the bully holding people down and shaving their hair. I’d rather, any day of the week, help to support others to have basic food and shelter than to live like Mitt, watching people working in slave conditions to make me rich. He is of extremely low character and has virtually no empathy for others.

  25. 115 utaustinliberal
    September 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm
  26. 117 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    PBO VOTERS NEED TO GET OUT AND VOTE ‘IN MASS’ AND TAKE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR GRANTED…MAY GOD DEEPLY BLESS AND STRENGTHEN OUR PRESIDENT…AKA…’OUR ENERGIZER BUNNY’ PRESIDENT! IT TAKES A MAN OF GREAT COURAGE TO WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. THE DIVISIVE VERBAGE IN THIS COUNTRY IS QUITE FRANKLY…’UNGODLY!’

    • 118 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      September 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I AM SORRY THAT I AM NOT ON HERE MORE OFTEN BUT I AM A VERY SICK GIRL AND HAVE TO SPEND ALOT OF TIME IN BED. MY DISEASE IS PROGRESSIVE AND IT’S NOT GOING TO GET BETTER. BLESSINGS ALL!

      • 119 japa21
        September 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

        Truly sorry to hear that Sue. Prayers are heading your way.

      • September 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        Sue Duvall Smith, what is going on with you? do say please.

        • 121 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          September 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

          I HAVE A TERMINAL AND RARE SPINE DISEASE (AS) THAT EVENTUALLY SEALS OFF YOUR RIBS AND YOUR BREATHING…IT’S INHERITED FROM MY MOTHER (THAT’S HOW SHE DIED) AND GRANDMOTHER…AND I ALSO HAVE RA SO I AM CURRENTLY LOSING ALOT OF USE OF MY HANDS. BUT, HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL FOR ME…I’M MOVING FORWARD. UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE BEEN ALLERGIC TO ALL MEDS. TO FIGHT EITHER. ALL I HAVE ARE PAIN PILLS UNLESS THEY CAN FIND SOMETHING. IT MAY BE TOO LATE HOWEVER.

      • 123 LunarSea
        September 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        We missed you here. It’s nice to have you back, but so sorry to hear of your predicament. May you find peace, here, with those you love and in your heart.

        (((((SUE DUVALL SMITH)))))

      • September 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        Oh Sue, I’m so sorry to hear you’re not well, you seemed so energized lately it never entered my head. Please take care of yourself and visit when you can, we all love having you here. Will be thinking of you.

      • September 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        I am so sorry to hear that you are sick, please take good care of yourself and know that you are held close in our prayers and love. God bless you Sue. Much love.

  27. September 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Jeez, I go away for lunch, and David Corn comes out with this blistering expose of what that vile man thinks of “47%” of the American people. I really have to wonder if he even knows how to run a campaign.

  28. 129 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Lineup of all of Romney’s Greatest Hits—-including the ‘all Dems are freeloaders’ and ‘unfortunately I was born to American parents, it would be easier to win the presidency if I was Latino’ (AWKWARD!) and ‘we’re going to only use (Miss) Ann sparingly so people don’t get tired of her’ (double awkward!) and more. Unbelievable. Can you imagine sending him out into the world? Ay yi yi yi yi yi yi!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/leaked-fundraiser-video-shows-romney-saying-47-of

    • 130 donna dem 4 obama
      September 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      This man is completely clueless!!!

      I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Which is to be born in America

  29. 131 donna dem 4 obama
    September 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I want our Super Pac to get out an ad ASAP that’s titled, “This is what Romney thinks of You”

  30. 132 57andfemale
    September 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Holy shit. Here it comes. I cannot fathom how millions of people think Republicans are fit to run anything, much less the free world:

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_09/the_blackjack_room_in_back039938.php

  31. September 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Jim Vandehien (SP?) is an ass. saying Willard will govern from the middle if he wins. then when Joy and Chris hold his feet to the fire, Jim went on attack about PBO: “how is he going to lead? from the center? from the left? i don’t know… both these candidates you don’t know how they will govern…” what a mother************* LIAR! How much does WIllard pay him to blow his wick?! that guy is such a liar. he went on Bill Maher’s show and said Politico wasn’t a rightwing rag. :roll: fricking liar!

    • 135 japa21
      September 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Given the current crop of Republicans in Congress, teher is no way he could govern from the middle on either domestic or foreign policy issues.

    • 137 57andfemale
      September 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      My beloved brother died December 5, 2000. We got into an argument the last time we talked because he said that Dubya would HAVE to govern from the middle — after all, he’d lost the popular vote. I knew better.

      Let’s be clear on one thing: this ‘severely’ conservative Romney is the REAL Romney because it represents greed and a disdain for the “other” and believes that anyone who doesn’t ‘succeed’ is ‘deficient’ in the eyes of God. THAT’s the real Romney. It was the ‘moderate’ Romney that was the complete fake.

      Why did he end up with 31% approval in MA? Because, except for health care, he governed like the RWNJ that he truly is.

      • 138 57andfemale
        September 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

        My only consolation losing my brother was that (1) he didn’t live to see Bush installed as President; and (2) he didn’t have to witness 9/11. I miss him every day of my life.

    • September 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      I just tweeted him about being a tool. He was doing his best to defend Willard at PBO’s expense. Does he think we have been living under a rock? We know how PBO will govern. We know the “specifics” of his plans. Just because #MythRomney isn’t offering anything specific, and his campaign is coming apart does not equate to PBO not offering any specifics. What a POS!!

    • 141 anniebella
      September 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      I listen to the dam idiot, just barely. I think Matthews allow Vandehien to much darn time to spread his GOPolitical lies.

    • 142 Nena20409
      September 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      The JV is a TBGOPER. He worked for a GOPer. I don’t remember the name now.

    • 143 LunarSea
      September 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      “how is he going to lead? ” say what. After 4 years of the whole world watching him lead? And we’re supposed to put any weight on his spewings?

      Just another case of don’t believe your eye, believe what I tell you

  32. 144 anniebella
    September 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    FLOTUS was worth the wait. But I missed VP Biden and POTUS speech in Columbus.

  33. 145 57andfemale
    September 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  34. 146 dotster3
    September 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Willard’s people all seem to think the same as Willard. This is the response tweet PPP got when they posted a poll showing high unfavorables for Willard in Ma.

  35. September 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Secret Robney fundraiser video(your going to like this Shit)-

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/

  36. 151 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  37. September 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    The nation’s largest labor organization is backing President Obama’s complain on Chinese trade.

    “Today, President Obama took decisive action against the Chinese government’s unfair trade actions to ensure that American workers can compete fairly – and win good jobs in the global economy. U.S. workers and businesses suffer when countries violate global trade rules. Unfair and imbalanced trade contributes to slow job growth and a weak economic recovery,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said in a statement.

  38. 153 sherijr
    September 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    wow Romney truly hates half this country.. we’re nothing more than throw aways if we voted for President Obama. Which makes clear that he never had any intention of governing America.. merely of representing the the tiny minority he ‘connects’ with.. the uber wealthy white corporate owners. The rest of us are just lazy dumb brown / black folk who have our hands out.. I almost feel sorry for his stupidity, for his callousness, his dishonesty. Just a sickening pitiful human being w/ no love or respect for his fellow human beings.

    I want to win this election bigger than any election in our history.

  39. 155 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    • 156 utaustinliberal
      September 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Oh yeah. The shit is hitting the fan. David Corn deserves a Pulitzer. The groundbreaking work he’s done on Romney during the campaign has been top-notch. He’s the one who exposed the overseas shell corporations Romney has, he’s the one who exposed the outsourcing Romney did in China and other countries, he exposed a lot about Romney’s shoddy dealings from his tax returns.

      Fantastic work!

  40. 159 squarepeg
    September 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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  42. September 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    h/t Democratic Underground http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021362079

  43. September 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Supposedly, this photo went viral, because the Rightwing thought it was somebody taking a piss at the Presidents rally-

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/09/from-the-viral-photo-department-135785.html

    Nope! It was a SS Agent doing his Job!
    Take a look?

    • 165 theo67
      September 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      That’s what I thought it was all along. How would Secret Service let someone just casually stand to the side of the President and take a leak? That didn’t even make sense. All by himself over there? Don’t they know that the Secret Service are in the bushes and on the roofs, watching for anything strange? And the thing went viral today – among some of the media, too. I couldn’t’ even be bothered to answer. it was a clear demonstration of how so many in the media never grew up past high school.

  44. 167 hopefruit2
    September 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Nate is here to tell us that that Romney video is not really all that important in the grand scheme of things. I may be inclined to agree with him but not for the same reasons as he.


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