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“Do Not Let Them Win By You Being Cynical”

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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Cheesman Park in Denver

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President Barack Obama is hugged by a child in the crowd after speaking about the economy

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The Denver Post: President Obama In Denver Touts Economic Progress

President Obama, speaking to a crowd of hand-picked guests in Denver Wednesday at Cheesman Park, touted gains made in the economy following the recession that challenged the start of his presidency. “We have come farther and recovered faster than almost any other advanced country on Earth,” the president said. Obama continued his populist message, telling guests: “I’m here for every American who works their tail off and does everything right and who believes in the American dream and asks for nothing but a decent chance in life for themselves and their families.” He said: “I’m here to say I hear you. And sometimes it’s as simple as that — that I’m listening and paying attention. … I see myself in folks, because I remember my first minimum wage job — at Baskin Robbins by the way, wearing a cap and an apron — and how a little raise would have helped.

“I think about what it was like for me to finance college and child care costs. … Your stories are ours. You’re why I ran. What I want to make sure of is, as screwed up as Washington gets, that everyone here understands that there is progress to be made and that there’s someone fighting for them.” Dooley, who dined with president on Tuesday, said she believed his message was one that harkened back to his 2008 campaign. “He talked about hope and change then,” said Dooley. “And though he inherited a bad economy it’s now changing and more opportunities are coming about. His message of raising the minimum wage helped my boss realize it was important.”

More here

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Doug Mills: President Obama runs up on stage to deliver remarks on the economy and Immigration at Cheesman Park, in Denver.

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Yup. It’s horse head guy

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Alex Dooley of Denver, who had written to President Barack Obama thanking him for talking about raising the minimum wage and her boss doing so, introduces the president before he spoke about the economy

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125 Responses to ““Do Not Let Them Win By You Being Cynical””


  1. 1 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    FURST. HA.

  2. 21 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Au :star: and Ag too for Amk ;)

    WTG!

  3. July 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos Nerdy, and videos too – thank you LEGEND!!!

  4. 31 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    zapalata. schweinsteiger. cool names.

  5. 32 GGail
    July 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Great title for the new post NW

  6. 33 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    boooring.

    • 34 GGail
      July 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      I was thinking the same thing, but Arg is a little more aggressive. The second half should be interesting.

  7. 35 anniebella
    July 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    The only thing I think of Mr. President is what it would be like if we had the Republicans in control of the House and the Senate. November 2012 I told myself I was threw with politics, but we can not let these crazy radical racists ass Tea Republicans take control of the Senate. We can not.

  8. 36 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    dutch up to their dirty tricks. come on messi.

  9. July 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Soooo…. Democrats are doing their best to piss me off today. GOP is successful at changing narrative from them doing nothing on immigration to ‘Why won’t Obama visit the border?’ AND THERE ARE DEMOCRATS FALLING FOR IT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. Rep. Cuella going on TV saying POTUS should roll up his sleeves – AND DO WHAT? Why doesn’t he call for GOP to go to the border? I can’t stand the MSM and these chickenshit Democrats. PBO’s presidency would really be a disaster if he listened to them.

    😁😁😁😁

  10. 40 Paulita
    July 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Great selection of pics Nerdy! Nature looks real good on him. 8-)

  11. July 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Read on Twitter that VP Joe Biden is going to Netroots.

  12. July 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Those @GOP voting NO against confirmation of Julian Castro as HUD secretary:

    Jeff Sessions (AL)
    Jeff Flake (AZ)
    John McCain (AZ)
    John Boozman (AR)
    Michael Crapo (ID)
    James Risch (ID)
    Mark Kirk (IL)
    Daniel Coats (IN)
    Chuck Grassley (IA)
    Jerry Moran (KS)
    Pat Roberts (KS)
    Mitch McConnell (KY)
    Rand Paul (KY)
    Deb Fischer (NE)
    Richard Burr (NC)
    Tom Coburn (OK)
    Jim Inhofe (OK)
    Pat Toomey (PA)
    Tim Scott (SC)
    John Thune (SD)
    Ted Cruz (TX)
    Orrin Hatch (UT)
    Mike Lee (UT)
    Ron Johnson (WI)
    John Barrasso (WY)
    Michael Enzi (WY)

  13. 45 anniebella
    July 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I’m going to check out the soccer game, see you later.

  14. 46 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Perfect Nerdy Wonka. Just terrific.

    Thanks ;)

  15. 47 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    crowd is not feeling dutch love.

  16. 48 amk for obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    going to bed, pj’s and all.

  17. 50 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    So far the match is sort of even stevens

    C’mon ARG…..bust some moves Messi……Let’s go!

  18. 51 dannystix
    July 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    kan sum1 lik me tnx

  19. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    We are all “liked” and I <3 it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 53 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Shep Smith, the only one Okay at Fox.

    • 54 57andfemale
      July 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Bob Cesca and others have pointed out that this is all pre-2008, when the law changed. A pesky fact GG ignored. GG’s great response: somewhere it says ‘sustained’. ‘Sustained from 2004 to 2008? Did he bother to ask ANYONE and confirm ANYTHING?

      Journalist, my ass.

      • 55 Nena20409
        July 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

        I tried to Like you back, 57andFemale and my Chrome went into a freak zone. Then I remembered that the last time, I was not able to use it then.

        • 56 57andfemale
          July 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

          I’m using Chrome. no problem. But I will acquiesce, and I appreciate Chips’ little indulgence.

  21. 57 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The Like Blue Star is back?

    Word Press is playing Us again ;) :?:

    • 58 57andfemale
      July 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      I whined about not having it, and my wishes were fulfilled (until someone whines back).

  22. July 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  23. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    July 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Whoooo when you like the like it turns gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. 74 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Beck is still speaking out? Okay, great…..I’ll give this new version another 48 hours…..then, I will see.

    • 75 anniebella
      July 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      If you sound like hateful people, you, they are hateful people and you have been showing it since January 2009.

    • 77 Obama Grandmama
      July 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Those that sow the grains of hate suffer the results of their labors. Glenn Beck has been the biggest hate monger in his party. Now he may suffer the results of his actions. Karma!

  25. 78 GGail
    July 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I came on board when TOD was just a twinkle in God’s eye and Word Press was not a necessity. I’m happy as I am, I will not be able to play the “like” game.

    And now that you’ve put it back on, I remember the controversy.

    We said we show our “like” for a comment by commenting on it, not by clicking on a little star. That’s still my position. :-)

    • 79 japa21
      July 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      I agree.

    • July 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      See what you’ve started 57?

      • 81 57andfemale
        July 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

        I’m ducking and running. I am forever grateful that you have indulged an old lady for a short moment.

        The idea of commenting is far more substantive, I must agree.

        • 82 donna dem 4 obama
          July 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

          But you have a lot of lurkers who don’t particularly like to comment but this would be their way of appreciating a comment. Just a thought…

          • 83 57andfemale
            July 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

            Hey, I’m the one who re-opened this can of worms by requesting a ‘like’ button. Not every comment needs a full posting; and frankly on my creaky tablet at home, I would love to just ‘like’ something rather than wrestle with the damned thing. You make a really good point.

    • 84 57andfemale
      July 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Well, that does make sense…….

  26. 85 Nena20409
    July 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Now, now, Oops…..who is making a change after his empty noise and his Media cheering side-kicks?

  27. 87 JER
    July 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth. http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 88 donna dem 4 obama
      July 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      I hold my breath and pray every time PBO goes to Texas. I’m sorry but I’m a child of the 60’s. Safe travels and a successful trip for our PBO. I know he’s covered but I worry nonetheless. For those who are not of faith please allow me this indulgence:

      Father, be his guide and protector on this journey.
      Watch over him and all of his staff.
      Keep him free from harm to body and soul.
      Keep us always mindful of Your presence and love.
      In Your Blessed Name
      Amen.

  28. 91 57andfemale
    July 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  29. 92 JER
    July 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

  30. 96 JER
    July 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  31. 97 Divas Mom
    July 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Delurking,hardest working Pres in my life time. I don’t watch tv. Get my info from TOD.

  32. 100 JER
    July 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    • 101 Linda
      July 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Is that woman Secret Service telling Perry…..Just watch yourself fuc…ker….I have a gun. !

  33. 102 Divas Mom
    July 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I personally want to thank you Donna dem, for all that you have done, did and doing to help get the vote out.

  34. July 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Hey, I was wondering what everyone was talking about upthread. My first visit here today. Now I see it. We have a like button. Yay :D
    Do we also get the chance to “dislike” trolls someday soon? :)

  35. July 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm

  36. 114 dotster3
    July 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    PBO politely laughed at a funny Perry said, or as we call it at my house, a “courtesy laugh”. (we love to note “courtesy smiles” when we see them also)
    Maybe Perry said, “Ooooops” about the border junk he’s been spewing.

  37. July 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Always happy to see my President. May God be with him during this trip and all trips.

    I saw Mr. Lens Crafters coming to pay his respects. The it should be when you are a governor with a “Oops! I forgot the 3rd one” memory.

  38. 117 Linda
    July 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    President Obama will deliver a statement on the crisis at the southwest border in Texas on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.…

    per TPM

  39. July 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

  40. 120 desertflower
    July 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Was tutoring today and I come back home to a new toy? Stars! I think we should have Nena’s martini glasses instead of stars….or were those satellite dishes? I’ll go with martini glasses:) Love my PBO! Mr. TexASS himself came to meet the President? Hummmm….

  41. 121 JER
    July 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    • 122 carolyn
      July 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Well, there goes Rick Perry’s teaparty cred! A handshake and a hand on the shoulder! Now, we hear a ride in Marine One…..wow….those are the perks Chris Christie got and look at what happened to him. I believe PBO is comforting him for the investigations and the indictments that are to come.

    • 123 0388jojothecat
      July 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Perry looks so sad, as if to say “Aw you promised we would do handshakes…there goes my prezidental chanzes”

  42. 124 GGail
    July 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Chips!!!
    What’s happening???!!!!
    Nobody wants to score!!!


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