Today (all times ET):
1:30 Vice President Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at a rally in Merrimack, New Hampshire
CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2
6:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a rally at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee
C-SPAN * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2
7:30: Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus
C-SPAN * cbcfalc2012
President Obama leaves the White House en route Milwaukee, Sept 22
Well looky here! All accolades to VC! TOD doorknob turner extraordinaire!
You’re on a roll Cookemom!!!!
Wow! Now this is what I’m talkin’ bout!!! BTW, that’s me in the background, trying to keep up.
I see you!
Or PBO running away from you.
oh no way amk, This is a pic of one of the many times we’ve gone jogging together, when he’s in his hometown. While that’s not quite jogging attire, it just shows he’s always ready. He even runs in his president shiny shoes.
Sorry. Gonna need more proof. We want actions, not mere words.
You must have missed my many earlier posts whereby I shared some of my more intimate dalliances with the leader of the free world. I won’t give any further details because he is….you know…..the leader of the free world. Suffice it to say, that they are along the lines of the Campbell Soup slogan….mmmm, mmmm, good.
LOL. And people here call me Bad.
Not to worry, your bad boy reputation remains in tact. This late in the game, there’s not much you could do to jeopardize that.
That’s a crown that weighs heavily on my crown. Sigh. Fate is what fate is.
I heart that tie something fierce.
To the FINISH LINE, PBO. We’re the wind at your back!
merci, il n’ya pas de quoi
Fired up! Ready to VOTE OUT current Congress!
@PAULFREID: We need to remind our contacts THESE 'lawmakers' HAVE ALREADY MADE THEIR CASE by being the least productive Congress! Fire them!— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 22, 2012
@PAULFREID The 112th Congress is historic because of its unwavering effort to destroy a President no matter the harm to America cc @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2012
Correction! Fire those in charge of Congress, the majority GOP party. Remember how productive the prior Congress under Nancy Pelosi was? The Dems have been fighting against the days off, to try to get jobs passed, and get anything done. When we lump both sides together watch out for the results you get. The equivalent argument resurfaces when that is done.
Thanks for catching that, OG. I forgot to add GOP! Will be more careful in future. It is good to be part of a TEAM in this work we are trying to do.
My President gets around, doesn’t he?
Joe is gonna be in my neck of the woods on Tuesday, but I will be working. WAAAaaaaaaaHHHHHhhhhhh!
Dear PoliticalJunkessa Boss,
You must excuse PoliticalJunkessa on Tuesday as I will be in your neck of the woods and I need one of my most ardent supporters at the meet up.
PS: Don’t let me have to issue an Executive Order on your azz!
Great minds think alike……Cookemom, I was toying with the idea of writing her boos a letter a few minutes ago, then chickened out. I lacked the oomph you obviously have as a new presidential assistant. ps: You forgot to add the ‘per’ before PBO as we were trained to do.
tooooo funny! Don’t be skurred, VC.
(Psst, it’s Joe, not PBO that will be here, but I love the Executive Order threat nonetheless — priceless!)
OK Joe it is. Use this letter anyway. Their eyes will glaze over and not even see the difference. On the other hand, be careful, your boss might beat you to the rally.
Yes ma’am! I’m trying to save some of my *cough* sick/personal leave days for later on in the campaign season, as I’m counting on PBO and my girl crush Michelle coming back to this area…. Now if Joe comes on a Saturday or Sunday? I’m so there!
The EO will work for Joe because Joe & PBO work really, really well together – they’re one. As for being skurred, what can I say PJ, I’m a chicken at heart, and words like ‘boss’, ‘job creators’ and ‘success’ have traditionally caused my knees to buckle.
I feel you, VC. If I could banish the phrase “job creators” (as it’s used by RWNJ apologists) from the English language, I would. Ugh!
OMG this is so good. Colbert destroying Romney on Unavision.
Why do I have 3:15,,,,4:45 and 6:40 for events today?
Where did you see those times Carol?
I thought from you yesterday…
CNN stream is up for VP Biden.
Thank you JER!
So .@SpeakerBoehner .@EricCantor you're running out of town after 4 yr of trying to destroy #PBO by harming America. Don't return cc @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2012
Oh, early voting in Wisconsin, today. Maybe that is why POTUS is going there?
Oh, and MSNBainC loves them some Gallup polls, it is the only one the ate now quoting. And why? Because, it’s all tied up in that poll?
Most certainly, Jovie. And, to remind all of WI that their Ayn Rand acolyte was booed by folk who know his agenda is to kill Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while providing his and Scott Walker’s patron – the Kochs – even more wealth.
Oh my goodness! I know Chips posted Dr. Jill’s funny comments when introducing Joe yesterday, but is y’all hear Joe’s response?
“The only reason I hang around is so she can see me up close!” Hahahahahahaha!!!!
I replayed it about 100 times to try and catch what he said – thank you Lisa!!!
Not sure if this has already been shared as I’m not keeping on top of things here as I used to do in my younger years. Anyways, it won’t hurt to glance your eyes again over a calm Tweety making credible points
Why is CSPAN not carrying VP Biden’s speech when they follow Lyin’ Ryan around like drooling dogs?
Good question Hopefruit, I couldn’t see his speeches anywhere in the C-SPAN schedule – although I always have trouble finding stuff on their site, so they could be there somewhere.
As soon as you click on their site, it immediately hits you that they’re pushing their “Mitt Romney releases his tax returns” (so everybody just please F-ing leave the man the hell alone) propaganda….
Maybe because they want to see the oncoming implosion and train wreck as it unravels.
Does anyone know if either of the Vulcher Voucher clowns are campaigning this weekend?
Only Ryan in Florida (Miami and Orlando). Romney is probably completely wiped out in exhaustion after this terrible week.
Romney is in CA per Thomas Roberts’ on MSNBC…..raising Money.
You might have pulled a Romney if the only person campaigning for your election is the guy who was loudly booed the day before by members of the only group that supports you to any significant degree.
I think #LyinRyan is paling with Jeb in FL today …
That is correct, along with one of the Robme boys.
Ryan already gave one speech today at the Versailles Restaurant in Miami, and will be giving another at the University of Central Florida in Orlando this afternoon. Miss Ann has been told to “stop it.” She cancelled an appearance or interview somewhere.
thanks hopefruit and bobfr!
My post 2016 plan for PBO. Become an Indian and then get elected as UN chief. The Obamas & Bo can live at my place.
In that case I better start getting my passport and visa ready to make my move to India in 2017. Martin Bashir and Richard Wolfe can join us as well.
Off to start packing!
Bashir, I get. But wolfe ? (wiggles the nose).
I happen to find Wolfe sexi. He’s coming with us. Don’t let me have to throw a Mitt-fit to get my way.
Well, if we are going to be all willardy ……
No, No, NO. The First Family is coming to live in Northern California near me. It’s much closer to Hawaii and the weather is perfect. The girls will go to Stanford. I will make lovely snax for them for the rest of my life.
We have the perfect four seasons here. Hot, Hotter, Hottest & Damn, I am outta here.
See, that’s what I’m sayin’. I’m spoiled by nearly constant 76 degrees.
constant 76 degrees ? Boooring.
Well, don’t worry it does rain and get chilly in fall and winter!
Skinny guyz don’t like cold. Their funny ears hurt.
Earthquake in CA, right? Pres Obama left HI….Volcano? But here in the Midwest, with 4 weather seasons…..Now, that is more like it?
My pipe dream is that he becomes governor for life of a state here in the US. It would be the best run, most progressive and innovative, with the highest standard of living and the most fun in the country.
Hmmmmm, not that sounds very, very, very enticing.
In that case he might as well just stay in MD and just switch offices with Gov Martin O’Malley, since he’s already here and MD LOVES him so much.
Now you talkin sista!!!!
That’s right donna. Why spend money and resources going all the way to India or Cali when he can just stay put and mingle with the good people of MD such as donna, collegekay, claire and myself. Sasha can finish up at Sidwell and graduate instead of having to change high schools in the middle of her teenage years1
Exactly Hopefruit… an excellent plan.
Hmph! He’s *more* in Virginia that he is in Maryland.
Although, I would be very amenable to a relocation to Hawaii — far enough away for the cranks and crazies to not even bother.
India is the farthest you can go to get away from cranks and crazies and coots.
Heck, we might even elect him as our PM.
(Okay, I’m gonna try to send this comment for the 3rd time)
Hmmmm. India is a looong way to take our President. But I do love me some Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, and Naan…..
I have it on the highest authority that he is going to run for senator in Wisconsin against Ron Johnson whose term ends in 2016. That’s part of the reason he is coming to Wisconsin today to lay the groundwork – his girls are going to look at University of Wisconsin in Madison because it’s a great liberal college between two lakes and as we know from several pics of the President, he loves water.
Plus Bo has expressed a desire to become a cheeseheaddog.
Hahahahaha! Blondegrrl, looks like we’re gonna have to clone PBO. Of course, I’ll keep the original.
Hold on! What’s all this talk about PBO leaving Chicago after 2016. I will allow certain visitations elsewhere, but no way, will he be moving anywhere! PBO and I will be working on his library and you may visit it when you’re in town. I hope I’ve made myself clear on this.
As a semi-famous person once said, “Stop it!”
Well, I see I have started something. My job is done here. Gunnite folks.
You are a hot mess amk
You do have a way of causing a stir and then scoooootttinnnggg away under cover of darkness, amk
I blame on it on convenient timezones, Bob.
I think PBO needs two libraries, one in Chicago and one in Hawaii. I plan to keep donating after he leaves office so he can have the two best libraries ever. Wonder if my signature on the ACA of the million supporters brought to the WH about the time the ACA was to be up for a final vote will be in the library?
thanks, grand! you guys were pretty tricky, deciding where pbo would settle while the hawaii folks are still sleeping! i think we have first dibs, and we have the long form birth certificate to prove it! however, we concede that the family will visit all states and all supporters for ever and ever.
Sadly for you cookemom, FLOTUS has said they are not sure they’ll return to Chicago. I know, I know.
I remember when PBO made his first visit to France as President – he was sitting next to French president and blissfully talking about what it would be like to walk alone the Sienne and do some other romantic stuff – they moving to France, ya’ll.
oh nooooooesss! say it ain’t so!!! I’m thinking she just said that to throw folks off track.
2 words: SUPREME COURT.
UN Chief >>>>SC Judge (especially what kurrent krop of korrupt kretins did to that institution).
All I know is I registered 10 voters today. Mostly all Democrats!
Way to go, Jovie! Thanks
Dr Jill is speaking!!!
only CNN livestream is showing it now.
Being lazy today and catching up on my favorite blogs. Just read Liberal Librarian’s “an apology from the 47%”…wow, just wow. That is by far, your best work to date. The comments are unbelievably great. Now, I feel bad for having the day off from work because of those unapologetic Union thugs who gave us that right. Those bastards. I should be working now and making ‘the man’ much richer!!
Today was a busy day for the Romney folks in my area. I was outside with a group of scouts selling popcorn (that time of the year) and noticed that the GOP had over 35 people holding signs facing the street promoting the Republican candidate for President and for down ticket candidates. They held up signs asking folks to “Honk if they are voting for Romney” and it was very quiet. No one would honk.
Some of the volunteers walked over to customers going into the store where we were standing with the scout troop and were asking them if they would support the candidates. The first question most asked was, if the candidate was Republican or a Democrat. That is when I realized that outside of the Romney signs, none of the signs showed the party affiliation of the candidate. So when the answer was that the candidates were all Republicans, ALL the customers that they stopped and asked said no and moved on.
What was really funny is that most of the folks coming and going from the store lived in my area so I recognized die hard Republicans neighbors and even they would not commit the vote to Romney.
Some of the folks in the volunteers for Romney group walked over to where I was standing with other parents and asked the same questions, and the folks who were not listening to previous discussions asked if the candidates were Republican or Dems. When they were told Republicans, the same NO response was given. Anyway they struck up a discussion on why they felt that way and I asked what policies would they support that would make the case on why anyone would vote for the ticket.
At first they gave some talking points and when I and some of the other folks who were standing with me politely corrected the misinformation they realized that it was going to be a difficult sell to anyone in the community. One woman tried to flip the topic to what PO was doing to destroy the country and I didn’t even engage with an argument. I pretty much told her we knew where President Obama stood. We knew where to find details on his policies and we knew his record from the legislation he signed and we knew the effects of Obamacare given that some received the reimbursements over the past summer. That is when I told the woman that Romney running on the “Not Obama” strategy would not work here, we wanted specific policy positions with detail and results based on what the remaining candidates would offer that would be in our interest. Needless to say, they couldn’t really cite anything of value, they gave up.
They were nice folks though. We were pretty much cordial and they thanked us for the time we took to at least listen to their positions (because apparently everyone else either blew them off or outright ignored them). They went back to holding the “Honk if you are voting for Romney” signs and I must say that in the three and a half hours I standing with the troop outside, not one horn blew on this very busy Saturday morning
lol Not bad. I want to give some context so I will say that there is less than 2% minorities in area I live in. So the fact that almost every single person rejected Romney and the GOP today was a good thing.
Well done nospin. Great to know that mittbot doesn’t resonate with the ‘peons’. Wonder why. At this point, I pity his supporters and may be they can be converted if they are disabused of the views promoted by pox news and rw radio whackos.
I love that report! Especially the nobody would honk part.
Where do you live, if you don’t mind telling?
Between Naval Academy/Chesapeake Bay area in Anne Arundel County
OUCH!!!! Most excellent, nospin, most excellent! Thank you for the report.
Thanks nospin for sharing this with us. This is a great report.
Excellent on the ground reporting nospin!
Diggin’ this story, nospin.
Don’t let the benign avuncular persona fool you. Our VP Biden is deadly. He will cut you, rip you to shreds, chew you up and spit you out to the wolves. I feel sorry for lyn’ Ryan. Don’t mess with Joe. That’s my message for today.
Agree, HF. Biden’s really an old lion and has regurgitated many a young whippersnapper like Ryan in his day.
Bill Clinton Breaks It Down: "Republicans Controlled WH More In 51yrs-Yet Democrats Almost Double Private Job Growth" bit.ly/TiTUHE— (@sunshineejc) September 22, 2012
‘Ladies and gentlemen, you can’t solve a problem unless you figure out what caused it in the first place.’ -VPJoe
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Sun Tzu
I’m voting for number 2, Ralph. If the Romney campaign has an actual, strategy instead of a bunch of reactive tactics, then they’re keeping it very well hidden.
.@BarackObama: republicans in Congress leaving DC: “If that frustrates you, it should—b/c their work isn’t finished.” barackobama.com/news/entry/wee…— Brian Henry (@Brian8473) September 22, 2012
Thank President Obama for Protecting Wild Places! action.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?…— Dustyo (@Dustyo87) September 22, 2012
I’m glad to see that this story is getting traction. It’s being retweeted by Liz Smith and others, folks.
Romney threatened to cancel Univision forum if organizers didn’t allow him to bus in supporters thkpr.gs/OPX15f— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 22, 2012
Yup. Plenty of tweeps on it.
This is utterly and completely disgusting, hf. It’s hard to fathom the arrogance and also the bone deep fear that a real audience of Latinos would rightly hate his guts. Wish Univision had told him to pound dirt and informed their audience that Romney was too cowardly to face them.
egg.sack.lee. univision has to share a big portion of this cowardly act.
Women, doesn't this make more sense than legislating vaginas? Really now… http://t.co/JqlYCPfu— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) September 03, 2012
I would so love to have a t-shirt like this. This is why women were scarfing up the Women for Obama buttons today. They know who is on their side.
Romney trustee's letter raises further tax questions on.msnbc.com/Uoqm96— (@msnbc) September 22, 2012
@msnbc Draw attention to #BainMitt using his personal lawyer to manage his 'blind trust' thereby hiding behind attorney-client privilege.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 22, 2012
VP Biden is really bringing it!!
This is stupid! The RNC is mocking the President for not being in Wisconsin, since February.
They have a billboard across from the rally, such copycats.
Saying, the 220 days you have been gone our national debt has increased and our debt is through the roof!
Hey TODers – please go sign this. It’s about e-voting, which is far more dangerous than all the voter surpression that is going on. They proved it was done in Ohio in 2004.
PLEASE SIGN: E-Voting is a bigger threat than voter surpression – signon.org/sign/petition-…
truth-out.org/news/item/2319…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 22, 2012
PLEASE SIGN: E-Voting is a bigger threat than voter surpression – signon.org/sign/petition-…
truth-out.org/news/item/2319…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) September 22, 2012
Already did, Tally, and thank you for keeping this issue at the forefront!
Yes, those Diebold electronic voting machines are a MENACE! They should all be eliminated completely from the voting system. And if they are hacked, there’s no way to confirm the hacking. I take it that the Obama team is well aware of this irregularity and will take appropriate steps to ensure that those emachines are accompanied by paper ballots.
Just got back from working at the Obama/Democratic booth at another city street fair. Started setting up at 7:00 a.m. and am now ready to collapse. Our Obama booths are always a big draw at these events because we have flags flying, red, white and blue bunting, lots of yard signs, terrific buttons, balloons, PBO photos, tons of lollipops for the kids and LOTS of volunteers. There is a whole different tone this fall than there was in the spring and summer. People are no longer angry or anxious, they’re convinced that PBO will win and virtually everyone I talked to had registered to vote. One young woman said she was daily lectured by her father not to vote for the president and so she couldn’t commit to vote for him. When I reminded her that her father wasn’t going to be in the voting booth with, her, she gave me a little smile and said, ” I know.” We’re moving into the phase where more people are thinking of volunteering and asking what they can do, so this is good movement forward. The Republicans always crack me up at these events because they manage to hide their teeny tiny Romney sign in the most obscure corner so you literally have to squint to find it. Their booth is always dominated by yard signs for their down ticket tea party candidates, one of whom–their miserable candidate for US Senate–is going to be sunk like a boulder by Bob Casey on November 6. Here’s the other cool thing. The guy who helps organize the fair is a Dem and two years ago gave us a prime spot in the middle of the event. Republicans are relegated to the very last booth booth so they look like they’re in the wilderness. Always makes me laugh.
Awesome, great work! I, too, feel the shift in mood that you noticed. It’s encouraging.
That’s excellent news, jackie. For mccain.
Very fitting—Repubs in the wilderness. Thanks so much for all your efforts and dedication!
RT @davidpakmanshow: New poll: Europe doesNOT want Mitt 2 win, & would hurt US' perception in Europe significantly ow.ly/dT0qG— MarilynF (@mpf2011) September 22, 2012
hijacked this from elsewhere
Since Barack Obama entered office:
Dow up from 6,843 to 13,367 (with the advent of Bush’s failed economic policies, Dow dropped nearly 8,000 points).
Unemployment slowing, 4.4 million jobs created (8 years of Bush: earned interest rate drops to near zero, unemployment surpasses 8.9%, economy hemorrhages 760,000 jobs per month).
Steady GDP growth.
Middleclass payroll/income tax at all-time low, generating an additional $3600 in disposable income per middleclass family.
47 million Americans now have health insurance
Government spending down 9.8% (Bush increased government spending by 38%, turning Clinton surplus into $11.6 trillion deficit – 20 year projected price tag for Bush deficit: $34 trillion).
Wall Street institutions deemed “to big to fail” once again solvent.
US border guards tripled to 24,000.
17 tax cuts equaling $671 billion for small business owners.
Detroit resurrected, saving 1 million auto industry jobs – GM regains status as world auto leader.
19,000 manufacturing plants reopened (because of Bush’s dreadful economic policies.
60,000 manufacturing plants padlocked, resulting in loss of 8.4 million jobs).
Osama eliminated, Al-Qaeda command structure decimated (Bush’s resolve to prosecute the “war on terror” faltered, allowing Al-Qaeda to reconstitute, setting the stage for Osama to escape to Pakistan).
Great Great Rapid Response by The DNC!
I’m loving THIS!!!!!!!!!
You only beat me by, ooooooh, hours Thanks Donna!
‘if this is the romney campaign, can you imagine a romney administration?’
great ad–the pbo campaign is running circles around R$$.
Just saw a commercial for “The Hope and the Change”, the anti-Obama video. God, I was getting more furious as the ad went on. What a collection of bitter, spoiled, entitled “former Obama supporters”. Now I need a mind cleanser.
It’s a 60-minutes long and it will be released on 12 TV stations next week and run until Nov 6.
Let me just say that Citizens United should save their money, and if I were any of those people appearing in that movie (unless they are paid RNC/GOP/Romney staffer), I would probably consider removing myself from that garbage. If they are in fact real “Former Obama supporters,” they are going to regret the day they agreed to do this movie.
60 minutes long??? No one would listen that long, surely.
It’s meant to be an hr-long documentary of what a big failure Obama has been.
Now that’s insane. No one will listen to that garbage for an hour except those who plan to vote for Romney anyway.
I guess that leaves Chuck Todd. Yup.
Now I understand why Romney released his housing plan in the Friday news dump window. It's laughably vacuous: slate.com/blogs/moneybox…— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 22, 2012
Hey AMK —-
For some reason I couldn’t reply to you upthread re: your suggestion of PBO as Indian PM after 2016.
My response: Hmmmm. That’s sooooooo far away to take my President. But, I do love me some Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, and Naan….
PJ, sorry! I just got back in and saw you stranded in pending! I’m guessing one of the words you used in the comment might have matched a blocked name/address for a Teabagger, or some such creature. You’re freed, sorry about that!
Hey Chips, did you see the new DNC ad upthread? Its a real winner!!
Just front-paged it Donna, LOVE it!!! Thank you!
Ha! Thanks Chica!
*skips out of jail cell* Thanks Chips!
Free at last!!!
My kinda gurl.
Oooooh, that video’s worth front-paging:
President Barack Obama’s one-day campaign stop in Milwaukee began Saturday as Air Force One touched down at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.
Obama came off the plane, worked a rope line of several dozen people, and then came to the Milwaukee Theatre via a motorcade. He will attend a fundraiser at the facility before giving a speech at a campaign rally later at the Summerfest grounds.
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