On This Day: President Obama, walking with Sen. Patty Murray, right, accepts a letter and a bouquet of paper flowers from Mieraye Redmond, 7, next to the home where he met with neighborhood families in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 21, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)
The President has no public events scheduled for today
The First Lady is campaigning for Bruce Braley in Iowa and, later, for Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton in Minneapolis.
12:30 EDT: White House Press Briefing
Thank you Collegekay!
President Obama brings doughnuts and pastries to Democratic campaign volunteers, October 20, in Chicago
On This Day
Miami, Florida, October 21, 2008
First Lady Michelle Obama hula hoops with children during the Healthy Kids Fair on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 21, 2009 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)
President Obama reads briefing material while meeting with advisors inside his cabin at Camp David, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama talks with Carol Burnett, the 2013 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and her husband Brian Miller, in the Oval Office, Oct. 21, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)
On This Day – Pete Souza: “Light matters. The paper that the President was writing on provided some fill light as he worked at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.” Oct. 18, 2013
President Obama will appear with Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown at a high school in Prince George’s County to rally support for Brown’s gubernatorial campaign.
After, the President will travel to Chicago where he will spend the night.
The President’s schedule for next week has yet to be confirmed.
Charlie Crist embraces First Lady Michelle Obama at a campaign rally in Orlando yesterday
On This Day
Sen. Barack Obama waves during a campaign event at the Gateway arch in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial October 18, 2008 in St Louis, Missouri
One Of The Great RWNJ Conspiracy Theories:
That the photos from the 2008 St Louis rally where Photoshopped
I read this thread that night on FreeRepublic (RWNJ central), and I still haven’t stopped laughing:
This 100,000 is B.S.
You can see from the pics being posted that the crowd was photoshopped. You can also see from Google that there is crowd where a major freeway runs between the arches and the old court house. Also, you can tell by the crowds in the video on CNN that there were way less then 100,000 and probably more like 5-10,000 tops.
Why are papers across the country running more photoshopped ap pictures?
I haven’t seen this kind of propaganda since I lived in Nigeria.
Looks like shenanigans, you betcha. I suggest contacting NewsBusters, Rush, etc.
Then Willyd started posting photos that he said proved the crowd size was faked.
That had everyone all a-tingle
Wow, that is disturbing. Where did this “original” photo of the photoshopping come from? How do we get exposure of this fakery?
There certainly is some funny business going on. A lot of “official” web sites are using that crowd picture, so it must be approved by the Obama campaign and delivered by them.
Its so scary to think that the media is pulling for this Communist, and that if he is elected, they will be the first people to be censored.
Can anyone produce any other photos that match those taken by the ap photog? Have you seen any other pictures of the event online? I would like to see other pictures of the event before going down the forensic photoshop route.
From a preliminary look though, it seems that at a certain point (consisent with where the crowds end in the CNN footage) the crowd gets very pixelated and when blown tends to blur more quickly then the people in the row just in front of them and to the same extent as the crowd way in the back.
And then the video appeared, and Free Republic – including Free Willyd – fell silent:
Pete Souza: “The President ties his white tie before the Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York. Although the dinner is an annual event, every four years, the two presidential nominees attend the dinner only a few weeks before the election.” Oct. 18, 2012
President Barack Obama adjusts Vice President Joe Biden’s American flag pin as they wait in the Oval Office with Jeh Johnson, prior to announcing Johnson as the nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Oct. 18, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)
On This Day – Pete Souza: “From the bus, the President waves to a crowd gathered along a road in Boone, N.C., during the American Jobs Act bus tour. It was always interesting to watch people’s reaction as they spotted the President at the front of the bus.” Oct. 17, 2011
Today (all times Eastern)
11:50: The President delivers remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
1:0: Press Briefing by Josh Earnest
1:30: The First Lady campaigns for Charlie Crist in Orlando
President Obama on the Steve Harvey Morning Show
“The truth of the matter is, African American voters, young voters, progressive voters, Latino voters, they now vote at relatively high rates during presidential elections. But I bet a whole bunch of your listeners aren’t even thinking about this election coming up on Nov. 4. But this is really the last election in which I have the opportunity to get a Congress that will work with me [to get our progressive agenda done].
Back in 2010, folks didn’t vote. As a consequence, the tea party took over the Republican Party. We lost the House. And, although we’ve made a lot of progress on various issues since then, basically Congress has fought me every step of the way and it led to things like the shutdown and all kinds of negative consequences in terms of things like gun control that we couldn’t get done. So, we really need to have the kind of Congress that is serious about the issues that matter to folks and the responsibility is ultimately up on everybody’s who’s listening.
Folks like to complain, talk about Washington. But if only 45, 40 percent of the people are voting then it’s not surprising that Congress isn’t responsive. If people voted at the same rates during midterms as they did during presidential elections we would maintain Democratic control of the Senate . . . and so I need everybody listening to understand this is really, really important.
I need everybody to really pay attention to this thing. . . . but this is something where I’m just hoping, everybody who’s listening, says, “We’re going to give one last push so the president and the first lady have the opportunities to really use these last two years on our behalf.” It’s up to everybody who’s listening. It’s up to them to make that difference. It’s up to you.”
On This Day
Visitors on the 2009 Fall Garden Tour pass by the Oval Office as President Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Oct. 17, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama visits Mast General Store in Boone, N.C., during a stop on the American Jobs Act bus tour, Oct. 17, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a taping with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for “Live! with Kelly and Michael” at the Live with Kelly Studios in New York, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2012 (Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)