philadelphia (video added)

President Obama at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30

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  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I know Philly will be rockin’ tonight! :mrgreen:

    • 2 isonprize
      June 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      Yes, PJ, we ROCKED THE HOUSE!!! I know two of the people in the photo where you see the back of POTUS (and his big ears πŸ™‚ ) The taller lady is a public school teacher in Philadelphia. She was saying “God Bless You” when this picture was snapped.

      I was on the other side of the room. I got to shake his hand, but my picture person was a bit late on the button, so I got the back of my head and the top of POTUS’ head. But that’s OKAY, I HAD A BLAST!!!

      And a friend got a very nice video of POTUS working the rope line. Now he has to learn how to get it from his camera to the computer, so he can email it to me!! I think I’m in the video… WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!

      • 3 Sue in Minnesota
        June 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

        Awesome, I am feeling your good vibrations. You made contact with the President…WOOOOO HOOOOOO!

        • 4 utaustinliberal
          June 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

          Great story isonprize. Thanks for the recap. I’m glad you got to have that wonderful moment. πŸ™‚

        • 5 isonprize
          June 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

          ooooh, Sue, I’m wide awake. I hope I’ll be able to get at least a little bit of sleep. I’ve gotta get my son to camp by 7:30 in the am. I really, really, REALLY wish I could have taken him with me, but it really wasn’t a setting for children. Entirely too much waiting around… But I had a blast, I wouldn’t have traded today for the world!!

          • 6 EDP4BHO
            June 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

            So glad you had the blast I knew you would. I’ll get em next time…..2012….he’s bound to make a few stops here. Maybe I’ll run into you then πŸ˜€

      • 7 GGail
        July 1, 2011 at 12:16 am

        Hey isonprize – you Philly & PA folks did us proud! I’m glad you had a memorable time. And thanks again for volunteering! Can’t wait to see your pics πŸ™‚

      • 8 theo67
        July 1, 2011 at 2:49 am

        Isonprize – this is fantastic! Glad you got close enough to shake the President’s hand. Excellent!

    • 9 Betsy
      June 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much Chipsticks for posting this video. I really enjoyed it. Way to go Mr. President, Yes We Can!!!!!

  2. June 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm


    Secretary chu tours a electrical transformer plant in Milwaukee!

    • June 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      Halperin was just pushing GOP talking points. See now Obama was all angry and worked up and mean in his presser. He was a dick, and he needs to take a Valium.

      Kansas is now on my list of States I will never step foot in or spend a dollar in – added to Oklahoma & South Carolina

      • 14 Fred
        June 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm

        one of them will slip and will say something we’re all expecting but let’s remember to stay strong and keep calm

        • 15 HZ
          June 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

          Fred,, I believe that you are correct in your observation. We all know where this crap is coming from. Most of the time, what is in the heart, the mouth will speak it. Halperin needs to go and take a vacation and search his heart and shut up for a while. These are mean-spirited people. People who are in need of jobs, homes, medical care, repairing their cities from floods, storms, do not need grown people who are paid millions called their President names like uncontrollable bullies on a playground.

      • 17 theo67
        June 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        I also have a list of states I will never step foot in or even send a letter to, if I can help it. There are some very ugly people in some places.

      • June 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        I know how you feel STR, but I was born and raised In South Carolina 😦 I must tell you, It was rough, I admit, but Is still my home town

    • 19 Puddin
      July 1, 2011 at 2:46 am

      These fools are out of control…

  3. 21 JER
    June 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    President Obama Speaks at Fundraiser in Philadelphia, PA – Streaming here: http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

    • 22 Debz
      June 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Bob Casey has always stood up for PBO I am happy to see him introduce POTUS

      • 23 isonprize
        June 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

        I was right behind where Sen Casey sat. What a sweetheart he is!! Soft spoken, gentle. I know he’s a politician, but really seems like a goodhearted man. And remember, he said it was his daughters who turned him on to the guy named Barack Obama.

  4. June 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Jovie for letting me know the First Lady was in Boston for a fundraiser, and will be going to Vermont later on. I like keeping up with the First Lady.

  5. 25 HZ
    June 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the links, Jovie. Sen. Durbin is speaking on the Senae Floor now. C-SPAN2.

  6. June 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    PBO loooooooooking gooooooooood!

    who’s heckling? Idiots.

    • 28 collegekay
      June 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      Yes POB, he’s always looking fine. I don’t know how he does it. πŸ˜‰

    • 29 isonprize
      June 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Yes, they were heckling, Could you hear them? Nobody in the place could hear them much, if at all. — the minute they started up the crowd started with O -BA -MA!! and FOUR MORE YEARS!! They were calling for support of AIDS research. So, at least they were not against POTUS. And they donated to the campaign to get in the room. So, I hope it was worth it for them…

  7. 30 collegekay
    June 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I hate when people heckle him!

    • June 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      But did you hear the crowd out shout the heckler, OBAMA…OBAMA……OBAMA……OBAMA……OBAMA

      • June 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        He said we still have word to do, he has 51/2 more years. From your mouth to God’s ears, Mr. President.

      • June 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

        Hecklers were probably Rachel’s friends.

        • 35 utaustinliberal
          June 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm

          His speech was fan-fuckin-tastic!!!! When the hecklers began their crazy nonsense, I was like oh my goodness.. not the crazy main street PL again. I loved how he smiled and paused.. and the crowd began chanting “OBAMA… OBAMA… OBAMA… OBAMA…. OBAMA…. OBAMA!!!!!!!” It was brilliant. It astounds me that these idiots pay top dollar to come to a fundraiser and protest. Thank you for the money you looney douchebags…. DEUCES!

          • 36 isonprize
            June 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

            Deuces is right, baby!!! But UT, I’m telling you, nobody, NOBODY in the place heard what they were saying. We all started with O -BA – MA!! and FOUR MORE YEARS! It was just that spontaneous. It really was a thing of beauty 8)

      • 37 isonprize
        June 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        THAT’S RIGHT, AnnieBella. We don’t PLAY that here in the ILLADELPH!!. (that’s what the kids call Philadelphia. )

  8. 38 P
    June 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    OMG I was unable to tune in for the last two days! What’s with all this nonsense about calling the President a “d*ck”. Geez! Anyway very good speech PBO and yes the American people want to see their leaders attacking the issues and not each other!! Hecklers are so stupid you’re points are never brought across like that when the majority of the people are in full support of the man on stage. What a stupid heckle :lol:. I am a bit busy but trying to keep my usual Obama checkups. Looking forward to the First Lady’s fundraiser!

    • 39 collegekay
      June 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      We missed ya, P. Yes it’s been crazy lately. Hope all is well. πŸ˜‰

      • 40 P
        June 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

        Missed yall too!!!! Everything is very well just my life is it bit too hectic for me to keep up with my Pookie Bear 😦 ! I hate when my life gets in the way of following my President and First Lady…but it’s all good! I may be quiet but the love and support is still there 100%…OBAMA2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

        • June 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

          ‘I hate when my life gets in the way of following my President and First Lady’

          x 2 – I know first hand exactly what you are saying and in my case I find it extremely frustrating! 😦 Catching up is just not the same as living through the events and comments!! Hope YOU will be able to put ‘life’ back into its proper place soon. πŸ˜‰

          • 42 meta
            June 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm

            x3!!!! I love having the luxury of listening to our PBO in real time every day. When I have to catch up it’s a completely different experience.

            • June 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

              Yes it is; you feel like you have lost a piece of yourself. I remember recently trying to catch up on one of several consecutive days I missed and thinking, while trying to prop my eyelids up, – ‘How can so much have happened without me, don’t they know I wasn’t here?’ Self-centered, eh? πŸ™„

              • 44 GGail
                July 1, 2011 at 12:26 am

                No VC, I feel you! If I miss a day or even 1/2 a day, I feel like the parade went off without me and I’m running behind the last band, trying to catch up before y’all turn the corner. It’s so hard playing catch up to the comments when everyone has either gone on to another topic or in my West Coast case, gone to bed altogether!

                • 45 theo67
                  July 1, 2011 at 3:03 am

                  I hear you all! I decided I had to actually do some work during the work day, and so I’ve been more limited in keeping up with events (plus, since finding Twitter, I’m hooked)… It’s just not the same.

  9. 46 ber6964
    June 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Isn’t he the most handsomest man on this here green earth!!! mmmmm

  10. 53 dotster
    June 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Last call. Last chance to get your donations in before the midnight 2nd quarter deadline. We want impressive numbers. And if you donate within the next 30 minutes, you’ll probably be selected to have din with the President. πŸ™‚

  11. 54 hopefruit2
    June 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I bet that isonprize is in one of those pics! I’ll wait to here from her what the experience was like πŸ™‚

    • 55 isonprize
      June 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      HopeFruit,. I just missed out!! But one of my girlfriends is in the picture above. It’s the one with POTUS’ back to the camera. In the photo, even though it’s from the back, it appears that he is looking directly at her. I sent her the link. SHE IS OVER THE MOON!!! and of course, will be a TODer soon enough!!!

      • 56 hopefruit2
        June 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

        Fantastic! Your friend must’ve had herself a blast that she’ll never forget. I’m so glad that you got to see our President in person and shake his hand – and live to tell the story. I would have just passed out!!!

  12. 57 nintendowii10
    June 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    The people calling POTUS dick and pussy are just jealous of him. They’re mad because they’ve been proven dead wrong every time.

    It’s also the same group who waste more time defending a Congressman who sexted his dick to women, reaaaaaaaaaal sense of values there! πŸ™„

    And POTUS just keeps on trucking along, getting under these loony left wacko’s skins! 😎

  13. 58 Renegade522
    June 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Hello all!! I’ve been lurking for the past couple of months. Just wanted to put my support in writing. I am so proud of the big ‘PUSH BACK’ earlier today. You guys are awesome!! I was drinking my morning coffee at work when I logged in and saw what was going on. I haven’t been more proud of folks I don’t know since 2008. πŸ™‚ Totally support it and love it. Enough is enough. Let’s keep up this great work and support our President.


    • 59 meta
      June 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Renegade, please jump in more often!! We need more voices, more support, more ideas, more energy as we work together to reelect PBO!!!!

      • 60 utaustinliberal
        June 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

        Hey Renegade522, I echo Meta’s sentiments. I’m glad you’ve been a silent part of our wonderful family, and I’m glad you finally put in your two cents because they were appreciated. I hope you feel even more inclined to leave more comments, because we welcome all ideas and suggestions in the fight for winning 2012 for President Obama; and we welcome those who love and defend this wonderful President as much we do.

  14. June 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm


    HHS says affordable care act cuts red tape and saves 12 billion! But but but…

  15. 62 meta
    June 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Despite the hysterical backlash from all predictable corners, I’ve always loved Tim Geithner. His intelligence is absolutely staggering.

    TODers, if you have the time, I strongly urge you to listen to this interview with Tim Geithner who most thoughtfully talks about the debt crisis in terms anyone can understand and at the same time reveals the dangerous games the right-wing are playing. EXCELLENT:


    • 63 meta
      June 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      I’m so thrilled that he just said that he will serve as long as he is asked to serve. I know that he and PBO have a very strong and highly beneficial relationship.

    • 65 meta
      June 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      The last 3 minutes will have you on the edge of your seat!

    • 66 theo67
      July 1, 2011 at 3:28 am

      I have always loved Tim Geithner, and I so appreciate the work he did to rescue the economy, especially when he was working almost completely alone without a team. He stuck with the President, and the President stuck with him. That’s all I need to know. He’s also spent his life in public service, and really takes it seriously. He’s just fantastic.

      I saw him in a CNBC interview in 2009, and another one last year which was even better, and he completely blew me out of the water. He was confident, charismatic, and really comfortable in the hot seat. We’re lucky to have him.

      Here’s the first CNBC interview I saw him in: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=1249748655

  16. 67 ChristiMtl
    June 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I never recommend a diary on DK….I just check articles that shows up on my twitter feed once in a while..
    But this diary caught my eyes and I read it and I’m fuming!

    DIary: Unbelievable! Cnn asks, why doesn’t the White House just cave?………… It’s worth the read.

    I’m going to bombard Jessica Yellin on Twitter, if I can find her and CNN…………corrupt media!

    • 68 meta
      June 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      She’s new as a WH correspondent and she’s trying to make a splash. These idiot “journalists” think it’s all about them and are desperate to be in the headlines. They couldn’t be more wrong.

      • 69 africa
        June 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        She is somehow believing the stupid Republican talking point that the deadline can come and go and nothing will happen. She is the one who asked the president yesterday about them changing the dates four times for the deadline. POTUS had to set her straight.

        Based on the transcript I read in that gos diary, that is the same line of questioning she had with Sperling. She actually asked him why did the White House not “cave.” She has always been a hack, herself, something like that Hack 1 today from MSNBC.

    • 70 africa
      June 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      She needs a twitter bomb.

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