rise and shine ….. fired up?




10:35: The President and First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:50: Depart Joint Base Andrews en route Columbus, Ohio

12:00: Arrive Columbus, Ohio

1:20: Deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Schottenstein Center, Columbus

2:55: Depart Columbus, Ohio en route Richmond, Virginia

4:00: Arrive Richmond

4:55: Deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond

5:55: Depart Richmond

6:35: Arrive Joint Base Andrews

6:50: Arrive White House


Have a perfect day Barb – Thanks for the alert Jacquelineoboomer 😉


So then, a quiet day ahead?

192 Responses to “rise and shine ….. fired up?”

  1. May 5, 2012 at 9:05 am


  2. 7 Jaleea
    May 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

    So ready 🙂

  3. 8 Proud Former White House Intern
    May 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Awesome day ahead!

  4. 9 symmetry11
    May 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Good morning all.

    Happy Birthday, Barb!

  5. 10 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Happy Birthday CanadaBarb

  6. 16 Jaleea
    May 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Testing to see if i can post now

  7. 19 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Happy Birthday Barb 🙂

  8. 20 collegekay
    May 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Good morning!! I wish I could be at the VA rally. Too much work to finish. I can’t wait to watch.

    And Mitt better keep his bitchass away from my President… stalker ass!

  9. 21 Suzette
    May 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Good morning all.
    It is a sunny morning in JA and we are all fired up and ready to go.

  10. 22 sherijr
    May 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

    FiredUp over here.. Happy Saturday TOD and have a lovely Birthday Canada Barb 🙂

  11. 23 amk for obama
    May 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Happy b’day Barb. Have a blast today.

  12. 24 FormelyFRED
    May 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

    good morning TOD family.
    Been missing in action.That anemia is whooping me.Mom is doing well and is walking better.I hope HZ and Hachiko are doing well.
    Thanks Chips for this site.Please take care.
    Until next time
    Fred 😉

    • May 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Great hearing from you Fred, so sorry you’re still having health problems. Take good care of yourself, come back when you can. xxx

    • 26 donna dem 4 obama
      May 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

      {{{{hugs}}}} Fred! We miss you so plz take care.

    • 27 utaustinliberal
      May 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Hiya Fred. Nice to hear from you. So sorry about the anemia. Thankfully your mom is doing well. Keep in touch. 🙂

    • 28 desertflower
      May 5, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Morning, Fred! Thanks so much for stopping in and saying hi….you’re in our thoughts:) Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Please take care of YOU….

    • 29 Obama Grandmama
      May 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Fred, I was following your posts closely right before your mom’s knee surgery and after. I was to have the same surgery and very nervous about it. I am very glad to hear she is doing better. I am also now doing better too. My surgery was March 19th. When they say long recuperation it is right. I had heard it over and over but didn’t believe it until I got here. Still in PT and a final visit to the surgeon next week. Take care of yourself and be proud you could help your mom.

  13. 30 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

    In just a few hours our President hits the trail to begin his last political campaign. As excited as I am for the campaigning to begin this statement rings rather sad to me. I want him to be our “Forever President”.

    He has spent the last 3 years working every day to make our lives just a little better. There’s no better time to show him we have his back than now. Can you make a small $3 or $5 donation today to help him fight the GOP’s special interest financing machine? Our grassroots campaign doesn’t rely on anonymous million-dollar checks. They are counting on people like you and me to make the difference in this campaign.

    I am inching in on my fundraising goal 😯 If you can, please donate here to help me reach my goal:

  14. 31 canadabarb4obama
    May 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Thank you for the birthday wishes everyone! Would you like to share my cupcake from PBO? He wasn’t able to stay at our house for longer than 5 minutes as Michelle was waiting in the car. They were on their way to some big event and it’s a long way from Vancouver! lol
    Jackie O, you are sweet.

    • 32 donna dem 4 obama
      May 5, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Have a wonderful day Barb!!

    • May 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

      You savor every bite for yourself, cbarb. And thanks for not holding up FLOTUS and the rest of us!!

    • May 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Happy Happy, Canada Barb! Enjoy the day.

    • 35 desertflower
      May 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Happy Birthday!! Hope you have an incredible day:)

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2012 at 12:04 am

      Barb – Well, darlin’, I’m finally able to log on @ TOD after a few attempts, to wish you a Happy Birthday, although I sent you other wishes elsewhere!

      Sorry I had to learn here that PBO and FLOTUS were at your house, and I was not invited. Tell me it was a surprise.

      (Chips – THANK YOU for always managing to spring the birthday surprise for members of your little ol’ TOD family!)

  15. 37 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Happy Birthday Barb!

    For all twitterers, OFA has asked that when you tweet about both rallies, you use the hashtag #Obama2012 so they can feature the tweets on their livestream.

    Super excited for the rally and super excited for the FA Cup Final, Chelsea vs. Liverpool. My Chelsea WARRIORS are gonna kick Liverpool’s ass! Goooooooooooooo BLUE!

  16. 39 amk for obama
    May 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Chips, Rooney wins Premier League Goal of the 20 Seasons award


    A good goal.

    • May 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

      A good goal? A GOOD goal? A GOOOOOOOD goal? Greatest goal in the history of the world, amk. Well, okay, maybe apart from this one:

      • 41 amk for obama
        May 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

        Yeah, I knew that would get your attention.

        Maradona ? Yeah. A very good goal.

      • 43 utaustinliberal
        May 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

        I wasn’t born in 1986 but even I know, like Chips, that Maradona’s goal was the GREATEST GOAL IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL!

        Sorry Chips but Rooney and his anemic goal can go suck on a rotten egg.

        • May 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

          Morning UT, there are some great goals in this clip too:

          /runs for hills

          • 45 amk for obama
            May 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

            Penalty kicks are for sissies. They might as well toss a coin.

            /btw, HTF do you miss a wide open goal post. By trying to be too clever. That’s how.

          • 46 utaustinliberal
            May 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

            Ha.Ha.Ha.Ha. Very funny Chips. You’d better run for the hills. Who’s in the FA Cp Final? Yeah that’s right….CHELSEA. Not wussies Man United. Not failures Man United who got their asses handed to them last week. MUAHAHAHAHA.

        • 47 amk for obama
          May 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

          You weren’t even born in 1986 ???

          Sorry, this place is only for old codgers. Now move along. Nothing to see here.

  17. 48 Cheryllou
    May 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Good morning everyone. I found this very funny video about Republicans. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/87be7156f5/republicans-get-in-my-vagina#

  18. May 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Good morning, guys. Anything special going on today?

    Nice read from Gail Collins:

    The Barack Obama the New York women describe seems more appropriate for a Noël Coward play than The National Enquirer. He accuses one girlfriend of sharing T.S. Eliot’s “irreconcilable ambivalence.” The other depicts him on Sunday mornings “drinking coffee and solving The New York Times crossword puzzle, bare-chested, wearing a blue and white sarong.” For cheap thrills, he does once appear clad in a “T-shirt depicting buxom women….


    Obama was still rather young to have that T-shirt held against him in 2012, but his New York period is fair game for reasonable amounts of scrutiny. The only absolute rule is to discount things a presidential candidate did before age 18. If Mitt Romney names Marco Rubio as his vice presidential nominee, it is not fair to point out that Rubio was also once a Mormon because the conversion and deconversion happened between the ages of 8 and 13.

    Also eating dog meat when you are a child in Indonesia is not the same thing as driving to Canada with the family Irish setter strapped to the roof of the car when you are 36.

    But college years have to count for something if a person included them in his best-selling autobiography. Also, sometimes things reverberate. Mitt Romney is certainly not disqualified from running for president because when he was at Stanford, he and some friends trapped students from a rival college, shaved their heads and painted them red. On the other hand, you would want to ask whether that pretty much still defines Romney’s sense of humor.



    • May 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Bookmarked! Thanks BWD. Yeah, not much happening today, I don’t know how we’ll fill our time!

    • 52 99ts
      May 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

      One of the comments includes the following

      “But Barack’s hottest relationship is the one in plain sight. When eagles select a mate, they lock talons and go into free fall; a complete surrender, sharing the risk of death to establish their thorough trust in each other. I believe the GOP reacts in silent outrage at the Obamas’ chemistry because it pales other Presidential partnerships.( Their unadmitted inadequacy directs their collective ire to women.) The Obama White House reinforces love and family in a celebration we can see, share, and cheer. Every kiss on the cheek has heat; the sounds of talons locked.”

      • 53 utaustinliberal
        May 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

        Wow. That imagery captures something beautiful about the Obamas marriage and ire of the GOP.

      • 54 0388jojothecat
        May 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

        Wow, that’s beautiful…thank you 99ts for sharing that with us. This president, this man, is a model to revere and hold up as what every president, man, family should strive for. This man came from a broken home but he was raised with love and to care about others, and what was important in life. It is truly rare that this type of person can reach the WH.

      • 55 vcprezofan2
        May 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

        I. absolutely. love. this comment. and the analogy used! Hits the nail solidly on the head! 😆 😆

      • 56 prettyfoot58
        May 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

        LOVE that…The President and First Lady are Soul Mates……

        it is something ~Magical~ to watch…..

        i am getting a bit excited…as we approach the time for the rally to begin….

        Fireddddddddddddd UP…

    • May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Ha ha—-I have a feeling that still does represent Willard’s “wild and crazy” sense of “humor”. And I also agree with Ms. Collins that there was absolutely nothing in the released book excerpt which would tarnish President Obama or subtract from his reputation. I thought it made him seem even more impressive—-curious and deep from a young age, with a wide range of interests and knowledge.

    • 58 utaustinliberal
      May 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Very interesting read and very well written by Gail Collins. Romney’s sense of humor is incredibly skewed. Just skewed.

    • 59 lisalovesobama
      May 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

      I love the comments. So far they are good.

    • 60 Cha
      May 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Gail Collins is Funny! I’ve read she mentions poor Seamus a lot! Good comparisons by her, BWD, to our Prez and the slime infested sociopath running against him.

  19. 61 Don
    May 5, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I’ve got all kinds of emotions going on this morning; President Obama begins his march into history. I’m selfish; I don’t want to see this man go. Four years from now President Obama will leave the Whitehouse for good, as hard as I try I can’t wrap my head around that thought. Twenty years ago I read the autobiography of Malcolm X, I was changed forever, and President Obama has changed me once again. I hate to sound like I’m rambling; it is so hard to put into words what I think about President Obama.

    • 62 collegekay
      May 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

      I know exactly what you mean. The love I have for this man is something I have never felt outside of my family. That’s how deep it is.

    • 63 0388jojothecat
      May 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

      He may leave the WH for good, but his legacy will last for eternity. He will be a former president but he will be doing even greater things for this country and the world. I don’t see PBO fading into the night never to be seen or heard of again. He will be fighting that his ACA and education programs will be a cornerstone in America because without a healthy and an educated country we are doomed.

    • 64 theo67
      May 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

      You’re not rambling, Din. You’re just expressing the bittersweet emotions we’re all feeling as President Obama begins what will be an awesome, hairy ride – and his last campaign.

  20. 65 collegekay
    May 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

    35k are set to attend the OH rally.

    • 66 Linda
      May 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Wow….I cannot wait……

    • 67 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

      I think it’s 18K – the 35K figure was from the 2010 rally on the campus oval. The Schottenstein center holds up to 18K and that’s where they’re having it. I’m not sure why they didn’t hold it on the oval – maybe they’re saving the bigger rallies for closer to the election. Makes sense.

  21. 69 proudofobama
    May 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Good morning, everyone. Happy Birthday, Barb.

    Eeek! I met the fabulous Nancy Pelosi at our Jefferson-Jackson dinner yesterday evening. She was fantastic. Gave a great speech and mingled with us Indiana Dems. She loves our President, as we all know. We Indiana Dems are fired up. Had the largest attendance at this dinner ever.

    Sen Lugar is losing big to his tea party opponent Richard Murdock. Murdock is famous for filing lawsuit to try and block the Chrysler bailout in Indiana, which as we all know, thanks to Pres Obama saved thousands of Hoosier jobs. Lugar has been running hard right, running ugly ads to show he stood up to PBO. It’s not working so now he has the nerve to ask Dems to cross over in Tuesday’s primary and vote for him. Ha! No way. Karma is a _____.

    • 70 collegekay
      May 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

      That’s a shame about Sen Lugar. He and PBO traveled to Russia together to work on nuclear disarmament. The Tea Party has destroyed the Republican party, and I don’t feel bad for them at all. They have to own it now. Nasty, hateful, illogical rhetoric can only get you so far. People are fed up.

      PS. I’m glad you had a great time meeting Madam Speaker (yup) Pelosi.

      • May 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

        I feel the same about Lugar. But like so many of these Republicans he just can’t bring himself to stand up to the crazy wing that has taken over the party.

        • 72 Linda
          May 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

          Orin Hatch is another one of those Republicans.

          • May 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

            They’ve convinced themselves (and maybe it’s true) that they are just not enough sane Republicans out there to get elected.

            • 74 0388jojothecat
              May 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

              Sen Lugar was one of the Republicans that I liked until he joined forces with the hatemongers of his party. If he had stood for his principles as a true Republican that cared about the country first I believe Dems, Independents, and common sense Republicans would keep him in office.

      • 75 amk for obama
        May 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

        Sorry ck. Except for SALT, lugar has pretty much marched with his crazy crowd. As a veteran, he failed to set an example to his party. I don’t know why he lost his backbone once Obama was elected. The biggest disappointment for me on the rethug side.

        • May 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

          Because they see what happened to a guy like Bob Bennett of Utah. A conservative through and through but he could still co-sponsor a health care bill with a Democrat. He paid for that. That kind of stuff scared the daylights out of his colleagues. Like I said above they may have convinced themselves that not enough sane Republicans exist to get elected.

      • 77 anniebella
        May 5, 2012 at 10:05 am

        This Sen. Lugar story just shows you how crazy and stupid the Republicans who you use to think had some dam sense have gotten. You think Sen. Snowe, Collins, etc. all them fell into line with that nasty bastard McConnell. And Luger wants Dems to help him, it would have been nice if he had help President Obama.

    • 80 Linda
      May 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

      I read that Ricky the Sweater Vest endorsed Murdock yesterday…..

    • 81 COS
      May 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

      Good morning TOD friends. Sen. Lugar has a lot of nerve. You are so right about him. He sold his soul to the Tea party crowd and now he want the Dems to bail him out. As much respect that PBO had for him, he threw PBO completely under the bus.

    • May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Hey proud, so happy you got to meet my FIERCE rep and fearless leader, Nancy Pelosi. Isn’t she great?!

    • May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Any chance at all we pick up Lugar’s seat?

  22. 85 Linda
    May 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Happy Birthday Barb…

    Mine is Tuesday…….I can’t wait…. I get Medicare on Tuesday. I have been without Insurance for 7 years…..

  23. 93 Ladyhawke
    May 5, 2012 at 9:48 am


    Peter Bergen author of Manhunt was interviewed by Jon Stewart and he totally eviscerates Romney’s notion that of course he would have ordered the OBL raid and any thinking American would have done the same. Utter and complete nonsense. It’s easy for Romney to say what he would have done knowing that the operation was successful. It doesn’t take a lot of courage to say he would have done the same thing.



    • 94 Linda
      May 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

      He was on CNN Wednesday night and slapped Ari Fleischer around about Afghanistan….

      • 95 Cha
        May 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        Anyone slapping the Lying Smug ari fieischer around is good for America!

        Thanks, Ladyhawke!

  24. May 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

  25. 98 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Good Morning, TOD! I’m super excited to be headed to the Siegel Center today to see my Prez and First Lady. Will be leaving in a little bit. Wish me luck y’all! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  26. May 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    FIRED UP!!!!

  27. 109 CEB
    May 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Good morning TOD family.
    Good wishes to all celebrating birthdays and other good news. My thoughts and prayers for those dealing with difficulties. Fired up and inspired; it is on!
    Obama/Biden/USA/the World2012!

  28. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

    And so it begins…

  29. 113 amk for obama
    May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Question. Is today’s expected turnout of 35 K is low ? I remember him attracting big college crowds in 2008. Or am I wrong ?

    • 114 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

      The expected turnout is 18K – that’s the amount that the Schottenstein center (where the rally is held) can hold. The 35K figure is from 2010’s rally which was held on the campus oval.

      I anticipate much bigger crowds as the election draws near.

      • 115 COS
        May 5, 2012 at 10:09 am

        I am sure the number of the crowd depends on the capacity of the location. This is jus ta teaser for thr Robney camp. 🙂

      • 116 desertflower
        May 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

        Maybe they’ll have Jumbo Trons outside for overflow? I was thinking how funny it would be, since Romney’s band of stalkers will be around…if the President gave a “special” shout out to them….That would be hilarious!!

    • 117 Linda
      May 5, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Maybe that is the capacity of the venue ? I think the biggest crowds were in Portland and St. Louis in 2008 75-100 thousand, if I remember correctly.

      • 118 0388jojothecat
        May 5, 2012 at 10:54 am

        I have a feeling that PBO team and Secret Service don’t want too many outdoor rallys…it’s just too risky. I prefer the smaller indoor rallys where people can be checked at the door. I don’t care there are too many crazies out there and it makes me a nervous nelly.

    • 119 donna dem 4 obama
      May 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

      The Center in Ohio holds about 18K & the Center in Virginia holds about 8K. These are indoor arenas with smaller capacity (probably because we are still in unexpected weather season in both of these steates) than having an outdoor rally. I’m not sure why the 35K number is being used by anyone. No matter where the rallies are held PBO will pack the house. I am confident of that. I made calls to Va supporters and they were plenty excited to see him today.

    • 120 amk for obama
      May 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Ok. Thanks guyz. Gotcha.

      /Capacity. Think moran, think.

  30. 121 carolyn
    May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Linda, Congratulations on having Medicare! It is the best insurance we’ve ever had. We need to work hard to make sure the Republicans don’t turn it into a voucher system. It works just the way it is. This is what all Americans should have, and would have if Bush had not gone to war in Iraq and given those tax cuts.

  31. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Yeah, I’m getting my cheers on!!! 😆

  32. 129 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Personal tweet from FLOTUS – tweet her back that you are FIRED UP!!! I just did 🙂

    May 5, 2012 at 10:15 am


  34. 131 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

  35. 132 amk for obama
    May 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Bit of a personal good bidness news. Did some $100K for an upcoming oil refinery company in my parts six months back. Then the company almost went into bankruptcy (due to various reasons) and I thought Ok, that’s the money we have to kiss good bye to and chalk it up to costly learning lessons. Then suddenly, an ‘investor’ steps in and lends the company something like $10 mil. And the first payment they settled was mine though it was only 50%. They promised me the balance 50% before this month is out. Phew.

    Should I start believing in God ???? Nah.

    • 133 amk for obama
      May 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

      $100 K “job” for an ….

    • May 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Glad you got that half now, and hope you get the rest soon. If there’s a dramatic shift in global energy use in the very near future, oil companies — large or small — may have a very hard time settling their outstanding debts.

      Best to have that money in hand, if at all possible.

  36. May 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

  37. May 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Lighting a candle for our POTUS and FLOTUS as we inaugurate our path FORWARD:


  38. 142 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

  39. 143 Lorraine
    May 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

    MHP has my one of my favorites General Wesley Clark on!!!! I love him and he is an adviser to President Obama I didn’t know that. He was GREAT!!!!!!! He must do more television doesn’t hurt that he is so handsome. I hope he gets an appointment in the 2nd term.

    • 144 utaustinliberal
      May 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

      I watched him also. He was fantastic! I believe he was on Rev. Al’s Politics Nation earlier in the week and he was just great. I was excited to hear that he’s an #Obama2012 adviser.

    • May 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      He is one of my favorites as well. And another man that adores his wife.

  40. May 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Here’s the Reuters article on today’s events, only funny part was when writer said, “Obama, a Democrat….” as if that identification was needed. This is much better than the AP piece today which included a bunch of anti-Obama, unprofessional sounding snark about Obama “promises”, written from GOP talking points.

  41. 153 Linda
    May 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Can we get a live feed of AF1 taking off ?

    Pretty Please.

  42. May 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will kick off the general election season Saturday with large rallies in two critical battlegrounds, Ohio and Virginia, intended to showcase the technological firepower of his re-election campaign.

    As he has been doing at fundraisers and other public appearances in recent weeks, Obama is expected to draw a sharp contrast between his record and what he predicts would happen if his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, won the White House in November.

    The news, however, may not be in what Obama says, but in how the rallies look and how his team uses technology and social media to engage supporters and gather information about them to serve the campaign through the fall.


  43. May 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Yea, very nervous. I’m almost happy that I have to leave to work soon.

    These next 6 monts will kill me. You heard it here first. 🙂

  44. 162 Squarepeg
    May 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

    We have a love-hate relationship with Bill Maher on here I know, but last night Maher hit the nail on the head. Look at this: Bill Maher gut-punches the right by exposing their racial anti-obama motivation. http://www.politicususa.com/bill-maher-obama-second-term-fail.html

    (basically the same thing all of us have been saying for the past three years)

  45. 163 vcprezofan2
    May 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

    VC signing in for a quiet day, with the added intention of closing my eyes (till much later) to the tasks that HAVE to be done today! Good Morning One and All! 😆 😆 ‘I’m so excited, and I think I like it (whatever ‘it’ is)” 😉

    Gone to view the Mitt’s Mendacity video.

  46. 165 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2012 at 10:56 am

  47. 167 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Ha! I’m having a blast on twitter 😆

  48. 169 0388jojothecat
    May 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I can’t wait to come home and see all the pictures and word on the rally’s today. I off to my nieces music receital….

  49. May 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

    AND WE’RE OFF!!!!

  50. May 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Do you remember those old Western movies with John Wayne?
    Well, Willard is going to have the Wagin trains circle our Campaign Bus.
    Sort of like what happened to Brigham Young, when he went west young Man!
    So now, Robneys Team is playing dressup, and now they are the Apache of the 1830s!
    Ironic, isn’t it?
    Also, what Bus is he going to be circling? The President isn’t using the Bus.

    • May 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Jovie. . . don’t waste time and energy trying to figure out Romney’s campaign. I have stopped doing that sometime ago and I can tell you I am better off. . . no headaches!

  51. 174 lisalovesobama
    May 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Hey Alll!!!!! Looks like I got to the party a little late 😆

  52. 175 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 11:05 am


  53. 176 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for the livestream of AF1 taking off…what a rush I get when I see that thing take off….any plane taking off, but this one in particular. So excited. It looks like that CBS livestream is going to show both rallies today, by the schedule they showed. OSU rally they said will begin livestream at 1 pm eastern. Just in case other streams get ikky….

    • 177 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

      I’m just like you df – I love seeing planes take off and land in general – but this one is particularly spine-tingling. Everything about it – the protocol, the officers saluting on the runway as AF1 departs, the grandness of AF1 (which by the way I wasn’t particularly interested in before PBO).

      • 178 desertflower
        May 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

        I’m not alone:) I love the “powerfulness” of it. Like you, this AF1 in particular.

  54. 179 Grab a Mop Grace
    May 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    POTUS AND FLOTUS safely on their way to Columbus.
    God Speed Mr. President.
    Fired up….Ready to Go!

    Obama/Biden 2012

  55. 180 collegekay
    May 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

    • 181 collegekay
      May 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Look at the diversity.Something you wouldn’t see at a Mittbot rally… does he even have rallies?

      • 182 hopefruit2
        May 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

        His “rally” consists of stalking the President, and having the MSM push GOP anti-Obama memes.

        • 183 Pamela
          May 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

          He should face it, the only way he will ever get near this many people is to stalk PBO at his rallies… He fantasizes they are all there to see him… Loser.

  56. 184 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I just got my text message from President Obama about the rally today 😉

  57. 186 anniebella
    May 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I saw were Mitt Romney said that he wanted the gay spokesman to stay on. Well he’s the boss, right???? If he wanted the gay spokesman to stay on then he should have seen to it that he stayed on. There that flip flopping liar goes again. He is trying to tell us that he would have made the same decision President Obama made to go after bin Laden. Would he? He can’t even decide to keep or let go that gay spokesman. Of course we know that decision was made for Romney, by the right wing religious folks.

  58. May 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I am soooo excited!

  59. 188 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

    MHP needs to re-name her show “A psychoanalyst’s perspective on President Obama.” This is not a political show it’s a historical/psychological synopsis of PBO’s presidency. There is virtually NOTHING about the Repubs or (Presidential candidate or Congress) on this show – and there’s a lot to discuss.Where are Romney’s tax returns? Why did Romney outsource jobs and have call centers in India? Romney is the GOP nominee yet we HARDLY hear any MSM critique of his style of campaigning, his past record as a governor in MA, his current policies, etc? Instead in 2012 we are analyzing PBO’s letters to a past girlfriend some 30 years ago? Sheesh!!!

    • 189 Don
      May 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

      hopefruit2, they have nothing on President Obama expect some letters he wrote to a girlfriend(s) years ago. Romney has and will make the mistake of making this fight personal, sometimes your emotions will cause you to make mistakes. President Obama is cold and calculating and detached, and probably the best counter puncher to ever occupy the Whitehouse. Romney has not laid out a clear plan to defeat President Obama, instead, Romney has gone to the let’s do the opposite of whatever President Obama does. Romney’s plan is to basically react to whatever President Obama does, thus you have Romney’s team following President Obama around the country making ill-advised comments and statements about President Obama. Romney has yet to hold an open press conference, Romney has yet to face those that are against him, in this arena blood must be drawn, Romney will avoid facing President Obama and the media until the last possible moment, Romney does not like being confronted, and that will lead to his demise.

  60. May 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Libertarian presidential nominating process- Gary Johnson expected to take it.
    Why is this important?
    It might take 2% of Robneys vote.
    That is good!

  61. 192 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

    As if we needed another reminder…this is why we fight. This is why we can not let them win and take our hard fought rights away. This should rip the guts out of anyone that cares about our democracy and the future of our country.


    Philadelphia resident Viviette Applewhite’s 93 years of life has mirrored the turbulent history of 20th century. Growing up in the Jim Crow era, she worked as a welder during WWII and marched with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, during the fight for civil rights. Mrs. Applewhite takes her civic responsibility seriously, having voted in almost every election since 1960, including in 2008 for the first African American president, something that had to be scarcely conceivable to her the first time she pulled the lever in the voting booth.

    But Viviette Applewhite won’t be voting in the 2012 election. Because Viviette Applewhite never learned to drive, and consequently, never possessed a driver’s license. All other identification was lost when her purse was stolen years ago. She asked for a copy of her birth certificate to get another set of identification, only to find that officials have been unable to track it down. And the state of Pennsylvania will not allow her to vote without a driver’s license or other officially-sanctioned picture i.d., thanks to draconian laws signed into law by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and designed by ALEC (.pdf). I’m sure that is comes as no surprise that Pennsylvania is considered one of the key battleground states in the upcoming election. Mrs. Applewhite, as an elderly African American Democratic Party member, hits the trifecta of demographics that this kind of legislation intends to prevent from voting. So Mrs. Applewhite is the perfect person to be the lead plaintiff suing against the Voter ID act:

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