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12:45: President Obama delivers remarks at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
Livestream * C-Span * CBS 1 * CBS 2 * CNN
2:00: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Island Grove Exhibit Hall, Greeley, Colo.
6:0: President Obama delivers remarks at Ohio University, Athens
8:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Reno Ballroom, Nev.
Yay. I’m #1 — just like the president.
Good timing there, TD! Congrats!
Thanks! Good to be in great company with someone like you
Now it’s the president’s turn to crow. But he will be classy about it, unlike the Romney’s.
Wonder if the press will cover this rally?
Not first, but a respectable 2nd or 3rd. Congratulations TrumpDog & vcprez on coming in at Number 1
Hello, Hf! I’m still remembering you at the top yesterday. Nice to have the TOD wheel turning so well.
You broke chips’ innernetz. You fix it.
+ 1,000,000,000. VC? Do it – now.
Hi Chipsticks, I commend you for what you do but I think you forgot one point of last night debate and I am puzzled that so only 2 newspapers are talking about it. This should be everywhere. Romney said last night that children coming from single parent families are more incline to violence when they were asked how they will curbed Gun Violence in the US… Can you or anyone please bring this back up? Thanks
Me? Huh? Me? What did I do……apart from breathe?
My internetz has been snaily-slow today VC, amk reckons you broke it. Do you have an alibi?
i don’t know what you did. I predicted it y’day. And today, chips’ innernetz is broken. So it’s all your fault..
Ahm. Eh.. Er..I was virtually sleeping last night while following the post debate dialogue. Er. Amk, my water doesn’t taste right. Did you get it from the tap, the fridge, ..where exactly? You didn’t add anything to it, did you? CC, I haven’t a clue what he’s talking about, but if anything is wrong it’s Amk’s fault. It’s easy enough to figure out because it’s always Amk’s fault when it isn’t PBO’s!
I have been bouncing back and forth to my laptop all morning so I haven’t a true grasp on what’s happening in the village. Now I’m headed out to the copy shop, then the Post Office so catch you all as soon as I return. Try to fix whatever needs fixing in my absence (AND BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, India!).
here is a link from about Romney response regarding Ending Gun Violence in the USA, he blamed Single parents / Single Mothers
Morning TrumpDog. I hope you are feeling great today after last evening. I thought about you during the debate. (((((((( Smiles and lots of hugs to continue to surround you.)))))))
We are here with you and we will make this one also. Have a great day, and I want to thank you for all that you bring to our beautiful TOD table each day you are here.HZ
poor Mitt, has one last chance at this debate thing, and the subject matter will be Foreign Policy? right…hahahahhaha
Morning friends! I am basking in my post debate glow, what a beautiful morning!
No sound yet, but streaming has started at CNN:
Dia ist Muire duit, my child Chips!
(CC, if I remember correctly from decades ago the priest used to refer to me as ‘my child’, so until I get the language for that part, there’s my priestly blessing for you for today.)
I just realized something. That movie the Green Zone depicted Dan Señor.
He was the Guy in charge in Iraq, that corrupt neo con.
You know who I am talking about?
Same person who is adviser to the Mittster.
Yup! He is now COS to Ryan.
Local live stream here also, volume low currently
"Thank You Fox New for keeping us …… democraticunderground.com/1251150441 http://t.co/u0Y5YWbP— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 17, 2012
Perfect—–Keep infroming us, FOXNews. You be keepin us smrat.
Dotster. FOX also keeps the rest of us smrat (smelling a rat).
Dotster, I was lucky I hadn’t a mouthful of coffee when I saw it!
I almost choked on laughter.
It’s in the Urban Dictionary, etc.:
Misinformed, typically by Fox News or similar. From a sign seen at a Tea Party rally: “Thank you Fox News for keeping us infromed.”
Guy 1: Obama’s gonna take away my guns and force me to get gay-married!
Guy 2: Wow, sounds like you’ve been well-infromed.
CSPAN one TV is carrying the event with Senator Larkin giving a fired up speech, but the internet streams seem to be lagging behind.
Air Force One wheels down Cedar Rapids. President wearing a pink breast cancer bracelet on his right wrist— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) October 17, 2012
He was wearing the pink bracelet last night, I guess that’s why the First Lady and queen Ann were wearing pink
Yup. Most likely.
Romney will have one on his wrist by nightfall.
Myth Romney the flip-flop copycat!
Please make them all go home and leave us alone. Thank you.
Another link with stingy volume
My mom just called and said front page USA Today, Robney won 7 of 9 questions.
Oh yeah okay… And my real name is George Clooney?
And George my name is Beyonce.
Pleasure to meet you.
Can I be Oprah?
President Obama 66.2%
President Obama: 100%
Romney: (**)% — [** cannot compute, cesspool unquantifiable)
Gallup: Unemployment 7.3% in mid-Oct, down considerably from 7.9% at end of Sept #Obamasfault gallup.com/poll/158060/un… http://t.co/WjU9D2u2— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 17, 2012
How is this man not 20 pts ahead in the polls? Well, okay, we know why.
A nation of nincompoops, that’s how.
The ‘nation’ part is a bit strong, Amk, but I have to admit a similar thought has passed through my mind from time to time.
I was going for a bit of alliteration, vc.
Awesome alliteration also.
Okay, now that I get it, I’ll sign on with you and add a word – A nation of nihilistic nincompoops! /ps: does this work?/
Very well since it is so true.
Ha, eat that chips.
Gallup stating that Romney has a 6 point lead against PBO really steamed me. Will wait though because that poll was conducted before the debate yesterday I believe.
Somebody please throw a sista at work a bone and do just a little live-blogging of this event…pretty please. The crowd response, the swagger, etc. Plllleeeeaaaase!
I didn’t go to bed til the wee hours of the morning, I was so geeked, and now I’m paying for it, lol. A little shot of PBO adrenaline will get me through…
If she’s not in class, I’m sure Utal will do her regular stellar job. If she is, someone else will try their hand at it. Don’t worry, PJ. Right now we are only enjoying the music, and it’s one of those times when I don’t need to cover my ears. Music’s pretty upbeat and light on the eardrums.
Hey PJ. Got out of class so I caught some stuff from Pres. Obama’s speech. It had already begun, but here you go:
Pres. Obama on Romney: "We don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find talented young women to fill fields like science & math." #Iowa— (@utaustinliberal) October 17, 2012
Pres. Obama: "You can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women, gays and immigrants or you can move us forward." #Iowa— (@utaustinliberal) October 17, 2012
Pres. Obama: "Back in 2008, it started here in Iowa. You're the ones who showed the world that change is possible." #Iowa— (@utaustinliberal) October 17, 2012
Pres. Obama is wearing a pink bracelet on his right wrist in honor of breast cancer awareness month. #Iowa— (@utaustinliberal) October 17, 2012
UTAL, thank youuuuuuuuu!
I know – I went to bed at 2am, and had a 7am meeting… I’m feeling it today – but it was so worth it!
Look like it is hot in there, people seem to be fanning right much.
And streaming has started for VP Biden’s event
Virginia walt vote dies not give ID break down, but gives Male Female breakdown- update…;
Is this good?
Also 22% of young people have already voted in Virginia.
18-25 year olds are coming out in droves.
and all the so-called national polls coming out showing Romney with 6pt lead, etc (GAllup I’m looking at you) are NOT counting any of the young voters.
It was a great debate last night TOD’s! I’m watching it again on CNN and there is no doubt in my mind that PBO won this debate hands down. It was nice to hear that the lady that asked the question about GWBush and how Romney would differ from him has made up her mind as an undecided and is voting for Obama, I also think he won a couple more that were in the audience as they spoke with CNN this morning.
Next debate…foreign policy….ohhh watch out Romney! He smacked the crap out of Romney with the situation in Benghazi. Can’t wait to see him smack the crap out of him again in the next one.
I’m tired of CSPAN and their stupid callers. I want the rally to begin now!
GOP calling on the Independent line! Scam!
Cspan sure has some stupid people calling into their Show. I mean, uninformed? No! Stupid and deranged? Yes!
That is all.
PJ: A well-spoken young lady gave an excellent introduction to the Pres and the place erupted on his arrival! PBO is currently doing his ‘thank yous’ & acknowledgements of those in the house.
bit.ly/I1VACl shar.es/5Njv2 0BAMA2o12 youtube.com/comment?lc=4-R… http://t.co/NluzMZsl shar.es/5TkF6 #0WS http://t.co/wJrAapGi— SEE H0W iT W0RKS (@GONNAFiTE) October 16, 2012
Commenting on warm weather – warmest you’ll be for the next 6 mnths. I’ve come back asking for your vote. In Iowa you can vote TODAY.
PJ: 2nd debate last night. I’m still trying to get the hand of this debating thing. Gov. R really only has a 1-point plan. (A couple of ladies behind him nodding their heads.) Giving examples of Romney’s 1-point strategy
Good Morning and Afternoon Chips and TOD family. I just share this because POB is talking about education. I had to go out and get some special water, bread and then go over to one of my Trader Joe’s. Because I have a small car, the young lady asked if I needed help. I did because I was feeling very weak and the heat was getting to me.
While putting the bags into the car, she brought up education. Then I started with my speech on education and what POB has done for students. Then we went to the Supreme Court Appointees for the cycle. She was in shock. Then we talked about the women issues. This young lady is young enough to be my great niece. She listened; and she also asked questions. I told here where to go and make sure that she knows where she needs to go to vote and make sure her friends and family knows.
I told here about the debates. She had not watched the last one. Then she said to me, ” I am going to make sure that I watch it tonight.” I told her to get some great popcorn from Trader and invite her friends to come over and have a debate party. I will see her later this week because I need to get a few more items.
The phones calls were also great on Monday!! Yes, I am working because you all also give me so much energy. I will take care of myself, I promise. Yes, I am in pain, but this is too important to all of us. I will fight with POB to the end. So let us be encouraage and continue to work to bring this home.
Tonight is very important for our FR, so please go to our FR pages and give to help POB make it tognith.
((((((( I love you all so much.)))))
What a great exchange HZ! I’m so sorry you’re in pain . Take care. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Hugs to you HZ. Love you dear!
Mitt Romney trying to sell you a Sketchy Deal!
There's an overflow of 800 people waiting outside at Cornell College. #obamaia #campustakeover— Marion Patch (@MarionPatch) October 17, 2012
800 people overflow crowd. That ain’t no joke!
Anyone notice the girl standing behind PBO? She sure is having a good time
She is all involved!
4PJ: Gov R refused to tell you how he’ll finance his plans. Credible experts say he can’t pay 4 it without blowing a hole in the deficit.
Turns out his jobs math isn’t any better than his tax math. ………Mitt R is trying to sell you a sketchy deal……we are not going back. We are going forwards. That’s why I need your vote. You don’t want to invest in that sketchy deal.
Listing the ways he has kept HIS word over the last years. (No lack of enthusiasm in audience response)
You’re good at this, VC. Thanks bunches!
Today….we are moving forward again. Stock market have nearly doubles……home values back on the rise………look we’ve got a lot more work to do. We’ve got to build on that progress
Romney's binders full of women #Debate http://t.co/oMpdDeXU— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 17, 2012
I wonder how Candy Crowley feels about that comment. I gave her props last night for fact checking Romney. She did what real journalists are supposed to do. Then I hear that she tried to back-track later. How very stupid and sad.
She has too. She’s working for a pro-Romney network.
Interesting conversation between Andrea Mitchell and a female Romney surrogate Kerry Healey (Massachuetts Lt. Gov.) regarding the women’s issues discussed last night. I gotta give Andrea Mitchell credit here. She’s not letting the talking points get past her.
The surrogate confirms that she personally went through some of the binders full of women and that the Massachursetts Women’s Political Caucus presented lists of women BEFORE the governors election to both candidates to take a pledge that they would hire more women.
That doesn’t sound at all like what Romney described. Hmmm
And Andrea Mitchell pushed her on the Blunt Amendment and the surrogate pulled the usual “we’re being distracted by this discussion” blah, blah, dodge, weave.
Surrogate says “Governor Romney strongly believes in access for contraception for all women”
Andrea Mitchell adds “…if they can pay for it on their own”.
BAM! Nice going Mrs. Greenspan:)
I loathe Mrs. Greenspan, but I find on basic women’s issues, her gut reaction is feminist. I remember when that jackass Romney surrogate said to put an aspirin between your knees, and you wouldn’t need ‘free’ contraception. Her visceral response was horror.
I agree 57. It is the only time that I’ve ever seen her really push back on the GOP lies.
That is, when it’s a women’s issue.
PJ, there is no lack of enthusiasm. The Pres is relaxed and things are going well.
Mentioned wind jobs in Iowa and that Romney things such jobs are imaginary. …..I tried to talk about education last night….we kept on getting waylaid…..you guys understand that you’ve got to be equipped……mentioned Michelle’s story and his own, briefly
Republican Diversity http://t.co/OLunDz7S— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 17, 2012
We don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to make sure women…. I want my daughters paid just like somebody else’s for the same job etc. etc.
Loved it! PBO and crowd fired up!a
Cute Video. Jimmy Talks to Kids about Presidential Debates. youtube.com/watch?feature=…!— (@amk4obama) October 17, 2012
You should watch the video. The kids are so much smarter than the rwnj’s.
Got questions about voting in Virginia? We have answers. Call now: 1-855-VOTE-213 #VirginiaVotes http://t.co/gewp09ZL— Obama for America VA (@OFA_VA) October 17, 2012
We passed Obamacare…… I want to put these choices in your hands where they belong. Gov R and I have a different take on …….Romney said it was tragic the way we ended war in Iraq……………………. as long as I’m CIC we …..
I want to cut the deficit by (oops forgot the amt) …. we will ask the wealthy citizens to chip in with everybody else. Gov R said it’s fair to pay same taxes as someone earning $50000. He’s wrong. ………………………….. I’m not going to kick children out of head start programmes. When asked what he’s gonna cut, Gov. R offers PlannedP, wind tax credits, Big Bird. He claims his proposal will create millions of jobs…….doesn’t add up.
The choice is going to be up to you….we are in this thing together – everybody!
If we don’t fight as hard as we can over the next few weeks, we’ll lose what we have already done. We can’t let that happen. I’m not going to let that happen. Back in 2008 it started here in Iowa…..everything we fought for is now at stake… etc. etc. You can choose…….or you can stand up and say ‘we want to move forward (eruption of applause)
RT @ColbyTNelson: .@BarackObama laying out to @CornellCollege how far we have come over the past four years. #CampusTakeover @OFA_IA htt …— Obama for America IA (@OFA_IA) October 17, 2012
If you are will to stand with me, to knock on some doors with me, to …… God bless the U S of A!
(I’m going to give UTAL a huge hug when I see her again, and tell her, like AnnD, ‘this is hard’.
I want to give YOU a huge hug, my friend. Thank youuuuuuu! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Well done vc. I read all running commentary. Thanks for doing this.
Thanks for subbing for UT – nice job!
AZ: Don’t let them get away with this crap…
Dirty Tricks: AZ Voting Document Lists WRONG Election Date in Spanish, not English demu.gr/10021566292 Please RT this.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
This was one of his best lines. BURN.
Oct 16: President Obama Won, Let's Make Sure We Can Say the Same on Nov 6: youtu.be/v_ol2SmSW98 #VOTE2012 #ObamaBiden2012— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
I’m watching the automatic weapons question by one woman in the audience. I sure hope that Obama is going to attack this problem better in his second term. I worry that if he brings this out that he might be in danger as a president. But dammit! There has to be better gun control laws in the U.S. How a young man in Colorado can go to a walmart store and buy the kind of bullets to fire off so many shots all at once easily is just insane. Respecting gun laws and the ease of getting them is a huge task for this President. Probably the worst job as a Democratic President.
Unfortunately, and currently, gun control laws are impossible, because of the NRA.
This is very sad. Nobody can take on the NRA. I guess it would turn into a down right gun fight western style movie. IT is a prehistoric thought that can’t be changed and it is very sad because so many are dieing.
My wife has a lot of Facebook “friends”—mostly ones she’s made playing games. She was following the commentary during the debate, and of course one idiot brought up that old canard: “The first thing Hitler did was confiscate all the guns.” That’s what Obama faces in trying to bring sanity to our gun laws.
That’s what my Brother says.
It’s just crazy LL.
I always get a little sniffly whenever President Obama is in Iowa and he mentions that ‘this is where it all began’. Iowa did give him a “fair hearing” as he asked for back then, “kicked the tires a little bit” as he used to say, and gave him that great approving send off. That caucus win was HUGE there.
President Obama seemed to be a little extra spunky today after last night, and everyone was thrilled to have him there. And isn’t he just adorable, if you can say that about a president?
Yes, my niece just called me she was in the hall, got to shake the President’s hand…said that the energy was amazing, very loud cheers for President O. scored big on equal pay, women’s health, wind energy jobs, LGBT issues… everyone fired up to go vote.
Yes PBO IS adorable and you may say it all you want. I surely will.
The consensus last night? Pres. Obama won and these republicans even admitted so. youtu.be/v_ol2SmSW98— (@utaustinliberal) October 17, 2012
The verdict from the world? Pres. Obama WON the debate. youtu.be/3EOBIYc9oq8— (@utaustinliberal) October 17, 2012
thanks ut for this!
"Gov. Romney said it’s fair that he pays a lower tax rate than a teacher who makes $50,000. He’s wrong."—President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012
PBO’s mentor Dr. Charles Ogletree says we should write PBO personally and thank him for all he is fighting for and for the magnificent debate showing last night. He reminded us of the letters PBO still reads.
This was the President speaking to the overflow crowd of 800;
.@BarackObama the Lilly Leadbetter Act was the first bill I signed into law. Equal pay for equal work. #CampusTakeover http://t.co/5tVRPsLj— Colby T. Nelson (@ColbyTNelson) October 17, 2012
PREDICTION: OFA & Obama Digital Team is going to exceed 2008 turnout effort, would be great time for Congress candidates to get on board.— Bill Talley (@Political_Bill) October 17, 2012
with that happy prediction, gunnite folks.
Gunnite amk !
Stream is up for VP Biden: http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1
Hey Mitt if you are directing people to search for women to fill jobs (w/ or w/o binders), that's AFFIRMATIVE ACTION! shar.es/c0tXF— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
SHOCKING: In 2nd #debate, Mitt admitted to using AFFIRMATIVE ACTION to place women in govt jobs when he was MA Gov. [Gulp, oh boy!]— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
Earth-sized planet found at Alpha Centauri tiny.cc Oh, what's the big deal? Pfft, I have cousins from there! — Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
Hello all . Great night last night and a fabulous day today. Forward all to Nov 7th. GOTV.
Could everyone on Twitter send this to all the media people who keep citing Gallup numbers. They have today’s number Romney 51-46 PBO but their cross tabs show:
Obama Romney Margin
East 52 48 O+4
Midwest 52 48 O+4
South 39 61 R+22
West 53 47 O+6
So this means Romney will win the South but that does not mean the Electoral College votes so this daily tracking poll is far too misleading.
The media people need to called out to put these Gallup polls in proper context.
From #GALLUP cross tabs: East 52 48 O+4, Midwest 52 48 O+4, South 39 61 R+22, West 53 47 O+6. Laughable.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) October 17, 2012
Great catch criquet. No one should doubt that the MSM/GOP’s propaganda offensive will continue and intensify. As I stated in the past, I suggest all poll watchers to check the crosstabs or wait for poll analysis from a trusted source (like JeffersonObama). PBO destroyed the MSM narrative of “Mitt the Great Debater” last night. They will probably rely even more heavily (if that is possible) on these skewed GOP polls to create the impression that the race is closer than it is in reality. That is why CNN gives republicans an 8 point edge in its likely voter model for no legitimate reason (I don’t consider creating poll results more favorable to republicans a legitimate reason). PBO did all anyone could ask of him last night (he kicked Mitt’s sorry ass). Please don’t let the predictable MSM spin (expect “Not a Game Changer” headlines to accompany the phony polls) to detract from what you witnessed with your own eyes/ears last night.
@TheReidReport #Romney so dumb, he didn't realize he was admitting to using affirmative action to place women in jobs!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
@CharlesMBlow #Romney so dumb, he didn't realize he was admitting to using affirmative action to place women in jobs!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
@KrystalBall1 #Romney so dumb, he didn't realize he was admitting to using affirmative action to place women in jobs!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 17, 2012
Sent this to a few others: Martin Bashir, Rev Al, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow, Joy Behar, Jennifer Granholm, Tweety, John Fugelsang, Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Stephanie Cutter
VP Biden is speaking now: http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1
Well that was fun. Waited tables for lunch at Flat Branch in CoMO.I remember when tips and student loans got me thru. http://t.co/aB7xfk8O— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) October 16, 2012
If government does not create jobs, How do Romney intends to create the 12 millions jobs he is been clamoring about? Having gotten lot of Women in his Binders, why would Romney blame Single Mothers of being partly responsible of Gun Violence in America. Why is it that news and medias are not pounding on this? Please check Daily kos and Huffington: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1145698/-Mitt-Romney-s-Horrid-Take-on-Crime-Blame-Single-Mothers
New post everyone, back in a while:
RT @finneyk: don't let them steal our votes:Arizona Elections Send Hispanic Flyer With Wrong Election Date dlvr.it/2KzN5R #TPC”— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) October 17, 2012
Please send to OFA Arizona and DOJ.
Marquette poll says Wisconsin is tied. 15 points 2 weeks ago- to tied???? No way!
Was PBO EVER 15 points ahead in WI?
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