Heads up: President Obama in Charlottesville

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C-Ville: President Obama supporters lined the Downtown Mall starting at 11am today in the hopes of getting a glimpse of the president. By 1pm the line stretched past First Street


3:30: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign even in Charlottesville

C-Span * CNN

94 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama in Charlottesville”

  1. 9 yardarm756
    August 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I wonde if it’s gonna be on the WH live stream?

  2. 15 Pamela
    August 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Is it Lunchtime yet? 😆

  3. 16 utaustinliberal
    August 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Hungry and excited.

  4. 18 Linda
    August 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Yikes….cbs feed just flipped to Romney speaking at the American Legion ?

    What the heck ?

  5. 19 utaustinliberal
    August 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Streaming has also begun on C-SPAN.

  6. 20 utaustinliberal
    August 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Hey Chips. The link you put up for CNN takes us to C-SPAN.

  7. August 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I just had to confirm to my manager that, yes, last night’s RNC was THAT BAD. She’s just in stupefecation that anyone not white, male, and rich would vote for the GOP.

    • August 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      It’s not just any white, male and rich people who would vote for the GOP. They have to also be racist and/or extremely ignorant and actually a bit stupid, too. There are plenty of white, male, rich people who will be voting for President Obama.

  8. 26 dotster3
    August 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  9. 30 Geeja
    August 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    This crowd is fired up. Love it! Thanks Chips. I must remember to always thank you for this haven!! Keeping us sane!

  10. 31 lamh35
    August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Hmmm, so it’s just personal “biases” holding Latino back from supporting GOP? Not GOP policies and anti-immigration antics and rhetorics. Thanks for clearing that up Ann.

    “Ann Romney Woos Hispanic Voters, Urging They Get Past ‘Their Biases’”

    That right there folks, Mitt’s secret weapon…

  11. 34 Nena20409
    August 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Clint Eastwood must be the Surprise guest that is showing UP tomorrow. Mediaite is reporting that Clint Id heading to Tampa FL. The TBGOPers have finally gotten their None Bat Poop Hoolywood Star?

    • 35 utaustinliberal
      August 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      To which a lot of the young voting public is going HUH? Who is that? The GOP sure know how to appeal to young voters. 🙄

    • 37 57andfemale
      August 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      He was my guess since I first heard about the mystery speaker.

      It must be nice to sit in comfort and have no concern for the common good.

  12. 38 Nena20409
    August 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Today GDP is revised up from 1.5% to 1.7%. Homes sales for July was also Up. Today, the Dollar went up too against other currencies. But the Dow is trying it’s best to remain lukewarm during TBGOPer convention?

  13. 39 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I was just in Charlottesville in June, and I recognize that plaza. Very nice, quaint area — lots of Obama love there.

  14. 40 dotster3
    August 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Wow—–Wild Welcome for President Obama in Va.!

  15. 41 lamh35
    August 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Isn’t Mitt Romeny funny ya’ll. Romney opens his hurricane remarks with a joke: “I appreciate this invitation to join you on dry land this afternoon.” HAHAHAHAHA.

    BTW, my fam in NOLA are safe, no electricity, but safe. But yeah, ain’t Mitt funny.

    ETA linky: “Romney Opens Indiana Event with Isaac Joke”

  16. 44 lamh35
    August 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I’ve had my issue with TPM, but I am glad they are staying on the case.

    “Simple Question”

    Simple question: were the two “attendees” who got booted from the GOP convention last night delegates or not? Our reporters have been working this story hard since last night and no one will say. Not CNN. Not the RNCC. No one will reveal any details about what happened.

    Here’s a clip from our latest story that lays out the key questions …

    It remains unknown whether the two attendees were delegates to the convention, which state delegation they were members of, whether they were forcibly removed from the arena, whether their convention credentials have been revoked, or whether they will be back in attendance today.

  17. 45 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    First part of the Presidents speech was all about Issac. It was great!

  18. 46 dotster3
    August 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Oh geez—–juvenile sing songy chanty interrupters—–crowd drowns out with “4 More Years!”

  19. 47 japa21
    August 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    This may be one of the shortest but most eloquent statements I have read about this upcoming election. It is by soonergrunt at BJ talking about the differeence in the Federal response to Isaac as oppose to Katrina.

    “This is the choice our country faces this year. We have a serial liar with no honor and no integrity and no other guiding principle except to do whatever it takes to win the Presidency with no idea what to do with the office other than to make the lives of people like himself easier, and we have a man of quiet competence who sees his role as President to be the man who gets as many things done as possible for the largest number of people possible.”


  20. 49 lamh35
    August 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Why (and How) Romney is Playing the Race Card
    By Ron Fournier

    Wow who put truth serum in Fournier’s cheerios this morning. Turning point??

    • August 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      When Ron “Tire Swing” Fournier is telling the truth, I think that, yes, we are at a turning point.

    • 51 nathkatun7
      August 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      He seems to justify ( I suppose he call it explain) Romney’s “race card” because supposedly white working class are loosing ground while minorities are moving into the middle class. Never mind the fact that the unemployment rate among African Americans is still double the rate of unemployment among whites.

  21. August 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Further proof of CNN’s tanking irrelevancy: (I do feel badly for CNN’s camerawoman; not sure what’s happening to her right now, probably being pulled in all sorts of directions).

    Loved Chris Matthews’ comments about R-money wheeling himself (metaphorically) on stage after Ann’s speech and that his expression looked like he was meeting New Guinea islanders. All the MSNBC pundits in those talking head boxes were cracking up at his comments.

  22. August 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Also this from Steve Kornacki last night:

    I hope MSM reports on the long list of falsehoods the RNC is basing their convention on, and also report on how extreme their platform is. Brought over from yesterday afternoon (KNX is Los Angeles’ all-news radio station):

    • August 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      The Liberal panel on at night are, so far, Great. They tell the truth after every Speaker. I just fast forward it, past the speakers, and onto the panel!

  23. 57 cookemom
    August 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Once again over on the last thread wondering why the silence. Dawns on me that everyone is watching PBO. Then I think, but surely someone will post something. Aha! I wonder if everyone’s somewhere else yukking it up without me? Yep, here’s everyone, 46 comments in on the new thread before I get the light bulb. duh!?!?!?

  24. 58 sherijr
    August 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Wow the crowd is on fire for POTUS… love love love seeing these huge crowds turning out for our President.

  25. August 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Our beloved President is pointedly brilliant on each issue! What joy to hear him.

  26. 60 sherijr
    August 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    he is slamming the hell outta Romney & the crowd is appreciating all of it!

  27. 63 cookemom
    August 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I think the mystery guest speaker is Hologram Reagan. Well, maybe not, he wouldn’t be welcome. Then there’s always Hologram George Wallace, yes, that’s it Hologram George would be made to feel right at home.

  28. 64 cookemom
    August 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Can he just come out and say, ‘the lying sunnavabitches’?

  29. 70 isonprize
    August 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    IF WE AS A COUNTRY DON’T RE-ELECT THIS MAN, we will deserve what we get.

  30. 73 cookemom
    August 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    podium slap! yee haw!!!

  31. 74 isonprize
    August 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm


  32. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    August 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I posed the question yesterday here on the blog as to why Iowa was trending so close in the polls since this state never really experienced the recession like the rest of the country and even today has around 5% unemployment and the President is still quite popular there. Some of your answers varied but IMO this is your answer > Why (and How) Romney is Playing the Race Card (yep Ron Fournier)


    Romney would not keep running those lying ads if the intenals weren’t telling him that they are having a small effect.

    • 76 57andfemale
      August 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm


    • 77 dotster3
      August 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Yes, the Willard campaign is continuing to sink lower and lower in its racist provoking effort. They’re trying to make those middle to lower middle class blue collar whites, whose incomes have been admittedly stagnant, at best, so resentful, ever more hateful of minorities. The ads are making them think that PBO is easing the way for more welfare, their tax dollars, for people who are too lazy to work. It doesn’t matter that the ads are false. They’re working because they’re re-enforcing beliefs and anxiety and resentment in this squeezed demographic. It’s really shameful. As the Romney campaign said, they’re not going to let fact-checkers dictate their campaign—–so they continue with their false, hate-stirring ads, and getting close to out and out name-calling. It’s the most unethical and disgusting campaign I’ve ever seen—-no regard at all for even a pretense of decency.

    • 78 susanne
      August 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      this is a very good article, with helpful info we can use. thanks donna.

    • August 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      This racist campaign is working, and PBO, bless his golden heart, is very very naive to think that there aren’t enough racists in this country to give Romney the win. Not that I know what they can do except saying that it’s all lies – and the media is 100% in the tank for Romney – but Romney will do anything and PBO campaign should be ready to do the same. Including leaking Romney’s tax returns. There’s no other choice.

      • 80 utaustinliberal
        August 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        Uh uh I draw the line there. First of all Pres. Obama is no neophyte and isn’t some naive fool. Second of all how can you say Pres. Obama should do something as illegal as leaking Romney’s tax returns? How does that make you or us better than them?

        • 81 HZ
          August 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

          Concur UT. First, POB is his campaign CEO of that campaign. And second, POB is the President. He has two jobs to get done daily. First, to make sure that he is true to the oath that he took as our 44th President of the United States.

          Third, POB has a core. That core dictates to his every move in his life. It guides him as to how he presents himself to us , the people all around this world., and most of all,it guides him as to the kind of son, grandson, husband, and father he will be remembered by in his life. Those are values worth protecting for life. And those are values far greater than playing a dance game with a man who will not even tell the peoples who hold the power to give the most high and sacred office in this land, President of the United States.

          Now as you have stated, UT, POB is not “some naive fool. Period. He does not travel the road that other politicians travel. There are things POB will never ever sell his soul for in his life, and that includes the presidency. That is the difference.

          POB will win this election if we are willing to work as hard as he is working with his team and get out and vote. POB realizes that “racists” will never vote for me. So playing the oppositions’ game does not fly with POB, and if that upsets follower, past and present, so be it. POB does not play with those rules.

          POB will use his intellect, and “because it is right” conscience to win this election. And we can either accept that or not accept that. He is a kind spirit, so he would not be angry if he will lose some supporters at this stage of the game. He has already. Some things just are not President Barack H. Obama.HZ

  33. 82 Vicki
    August 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    What a riproaring speech!! Better and better, subtle re-tooling and up-dating and ever increasing passion. Our President is an unstoppable force

  34. 83 cookemom
    August 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I’m listening to the call-in people after the speech on CSPAN. The Pubs are off the chain, you know that they’re just bitter and didn’t even listen to the speech. The Dems are fired up, you can hear it in their voices.

  35. August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    The paid Republican trolls that call inti CSPAN are disgusting. They have their script, oh it’s so sad, he tried, and now he is hateful. WTF?
    That Girl on Bill Mahers Dhow said, Sounds like a Douche Commercial!
    It’s so sad, he tried… LOL!
    She is right.

  36. 87 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Edwina, thanks for the DU link; they made a vid of some of the stage sets!

    TOD, reposting Edwina’s original msg — it’s worth taking a look!

    Photoshop time! Give the RNC stage a new backdrop:
    Scroll down to comment section to see the creative suggestions
    Edwina (@NJedwina) August 29, 2012

    • 88 susanne
      August 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      love the etch a sketches!!

      • 89 carolyn
        August 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        This is the stage set that was supposed to make Robe look warm and fuzzy? That is what I read the stage set was supposed to do….straight, square lines do not soften anything……..

  37. August 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama drew an overflow crowd to a rally Wednesday in this picturesque college town, just as he’s done at least twice before, but some of the magic seemed to be gone.


    • 92 Lovepolitics2008
      August 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      It drives me nuts to see journalists ALWAYS comparing 2012 to 2008. It’s completely unrealistic to ask for 2012 to be the same as 2008. The movement in 2008 was all about the excitement of change, about the hope. However, let’s admit it, it was full of unrealistic expectations. There also was, in my opinion, a kind of emotional discharge after the horrible Bush years. People had been discouraged, disgusted, and demotivated. And suddenly there was this wonderful, honest, articulate leader who was able to make people believe again. Did he warn people of the difficulty of the task ahead ? Yes, but maybe not enough. I think he, himself, hadn’t foreseen the level of obstruction he would have to face. In fact, I don’t think ANYBODY foresaw how badly the republicans would behave, especially because America was facing such perilous times and basic decency meant at least a certain level of collaboration.

      So here we are, after four years of tough, and sometimes frustrating battles. Barack Obama is still wonderful, honest, articulate. We simply know now how TOUGH bringing change is, how powerful and devious the opposition is. Time for americans to grow up, and realize how tough it is to go up against entrenched power, and realize that one man cannot do all the work by himself.

    • 93 Margie James
      August 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      The size and the enthusiam of the crowd, always scares the hell out of them.

  38. 94 Lovepolitics2008
    August 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    A fierce speech. It seems to me that this week President Obama is particularly serious and wants young people ( and all other supporters) to realize how important the election is, and how vital grassroots is to counter the money advantage of the republicans. President Obama has always said the election would be close, and tougher than the last one. I sense he is concerned, yet confident that victory is possible, if supporters work hard at it.

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