but, but, but ….. they said he’d lost the base?

Orlando Sentinel: Organize for America opened a new office in east Orlando to an overflow crowd tonight. The crowd came in part to hear U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also chair of the Democratic National Committee. But most appeared to be current campaign volunteers or ready to enlist.

….. This is not the campaign committee’s entrance to Orlando, but merely a short move, a few blocks down Colonial, in a quest for more room. OFA first set up shop last spring in offices at the corner of Colonial and Mills.

Last night it still was no where near enough room. The crowd filled OFA’s new second floor suite of offices at 1516 E. Colonial Dr., as well as both the first and second floor lobbies.

103 Responses to “but, but, but ….. they said he’d lost the base?”

  1. 1 ML
    August 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    That is good to see!

  2. 2 Debz
    August 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Clearly, all of those people gathered because they want to show every one that they are not the base. They just went for the food. LOL

  3. 9 GGail
    August 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This news makes my heart SING!

  4. 10 Obamaperson
    August 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Here are my two cents worth: I think the pollsters are all wrong. The people know what is going on. That the Teapublicans are trying to ruin the country so that they can get rid of this remarkable President. I think that this is what is reflected in that crowd. It is their way of saying that they notice he is a good President, and he needs their help NOW.

    • 11 The fapper
      August 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Polls all show Obama at higher approval than any of the previous living presidents and Reagan at this time in their presidency. So what exactly do you mean by the pollsters have it wrong? Or have you been brainwashed too?

      • 12 utaustinliberal
        August 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        Nope Obamaperson hasn’t been brainwashed. He/she is talking about the Gallup polls that have been coming out these past few weeks and have President Obama at 38% and 39% and at 26% approval in terms of handling the economy. So he/she is right to say that when it comes to real life people on the ground; then the polls are wrong.

        • 13 The fapper
          August 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

          Did you read my post? Those numbers are still higher than any living prez at this point in their presidency and also Reagan. Those numbers are very typical in other words.

          What exactly about that do you not understand when you imply they are bad?

          • 14 jacquelineoboomer
            August 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

            O/T – Just looked up “fapper” on the urban dictionary site. Oops. Sorry I did.

          • 16 utaustinliberal
            August 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm

            Don’t put words in my mouth. I’m not implying that they’re bad or good. I was explaining Obamaperson’s statement. He/she was saying despite the pollsters and the pundits coming out with low poll number after low poll number, the people on the ground are still very supportive of President Obama. Therefore, the pollsters and their predictions are wrong.

            • 17 The fapper
              August 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm

              Sigh….hello, is this thing on (tap…tap). The poll numbers are NOT low. Let me put it another way. They are the opposite of LOW. Let me put it another way…they are HIGH compared to Texas dummy and his dad, Clinton, Reagan.

              But if you have not got that by now you never will. Carry on drinking the koolaid.

              • 18 utaustinliberal
                August 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

                um….. ok… thanks for not understanding my statement and then going a step further to insult me.

              • August 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm

                Sorry Fapper, enough’s enough. People don’t come here to be abused – and I asked you to be nice 😉

                You’re welcome to carry on posting, but I’ve put you on pending.

      • August 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

        Fapper, you’re more than welcome to argue things with others here, but be nice 😉

  5. 23 Gc
    August 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I also read he lost the White vote. Clearly these people suffer from albinism

    • 24 Debz
      August 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      No white people there! And no Latinos either he lost them too.

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Yes, I’m white, and a senior, and a woman, and I used to live in Orlando (does that count?), and he’s lost my vote. NOT.

      The only way he’d lose my vote is if a truck hit me before election day 2012.

      • 43 Sue in Minnesota
        August 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

        😀 …now God forbid you get hit by a truck!

        • 44 jacquelineoboomer
          August 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

          🙂 Thanks, darlin’.

          Like PBO, I’m part Irish, so I wouldn’t want to jinx myself. But we Irish also want to “go quick,” so our family and friends can head straight to the pub, have a bit of the bubbly, and talk about how they liked our jokes! (I’ve actually given strict instruction to my family to do just this – on me! Some of them look at me funny, but it’s my strict instruction! Deal with it.)

          • 45 Sue in Minnesota
            August 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

            I’m part Irish as well. I told my sister to toss me on the BBQ, I told her I would provide for her transportation to Hawaii to spread my ashes.
            Lived there for several years in the late 80’s, had a spot that I liked to visit, because it always felt like I had returned home, instinctually. Had a very powerful pull on my spirit. She assured me she was good to go…then I told her with airfares always going up, her means of transportation might require some rowing on her part 😀

      • 47 The fapper
        August 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

        Don’t give Republicans ideas. They have tried just about everything else. Next thing you know Christie will be eliminating crosswalks in heavily blue districts.

  6. 48 Anonymous
    August 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful to see such a crowd

  7. 49 carolyn
    August 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I always LOVE the wide diversity in crowds of people who gather for the president! As opposed to the homogeneity of the Republican crowds.

    • 50 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Or at the last Republican Convention. Or at any Republican Convention, sad to say.

      • 51 dotster
        August 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        I always laugh because the Repub convention always has 2 African Americans and they’re always front and center. They think they’re tricking us into thinking they’re full of diversity, but they’re not. It’s just 2 black faces in a sea of white.

  8. 53 Sue in Minnesota
    August 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    As they say a picture speaks a thousand words. Now for kicks, lets see the Flip-flopper’s, Texass two-step’s, and Minnesota Maniacal’s campaign headquarters photographed. (or photoshopped as the case would probably be! Truth and Republicans don’t belong in the same sentence!)

  9. 56 bonkers
    August 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    It’s amazing to think how far President Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign is ahead of last time, when he won a national election in a landslide. His fundraising so far this year is shattering every record in history for a campaign at this point. OFA was just starting up and they had to overcome name recognition problems at this point during the last campaign, which they obviously don’t have to do now. There will be no major primary challenge such as Clinton (or Edwards for that matter) to contend with, both for finances and for energy and focus.

    Clearly there’s plenty of energy for the campaign, and complacency shouldn’t be much of an issue for President Obama’s campaign no matter how much the MegaMedia tried to promote the Repub and lie about President Obama’s accomplishments. My two main goals from this campaign and reasons I’m going to work my tail off are:

    1. Any Repub going against President Obama knows they will lose, in my opinion. They running now to get national name recognition for 2016, and we must expose these charlatans now to minimize any traction they’ll gain from the MegaMedia fluffing they’ll get 24/7, no matter how completely insane and dishonest they are.

    2. MAJOR Dem wins in the House and Senate. We must do this now. Looks like Florida is off to a good start!

    • 57 GGail
      August 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you bonkers for your input on this blog. It’s always well thought out and encouraging! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    • 59 dotster
      August 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      And I am ready for just one Repub candidate, no matter which crazy one they land on. It’s a little out of balance now, with all their candidates trying to out Obama bash the other. They should be turning on each other soon, which will help.

    August 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm


  11. August 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I’m so depressed now!!

    Seriously, cool crowd. Hope they all sign up to volunteer!! And folks, if you haven’t signed up yet in your own cities and towns, please do so!! We are going to need every man, woman and child to fight the fight. Just enter your zip code and you’ll see events taking place in your region:


  12. August 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    This is kind of interesting:

    Rahm’s University of Chicago deal: Paving the way for Obama presidential library?


    • 63 Debz
      August 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      They are still fighting with Hawaii over the library aren’t they?
      Rahm is on the case now, so Chicago may win.

  13. 64 Kasai
    August 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I had posted the link in the previous thread…thanks chips for bringing this to light…Much appreciated 🙂

    I am in Darrell Issa Red State…and I am starting to see Obama Bumper stickers….and every time I see one..I can’t help but a big smile:-)

    LOL I bet folks think I am crazyyyyyy…hahahahha

    Love you all….and KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!

    • 65 Sue in Minnesota
      August 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Oh Kasai…I’m so sorry that Issa is your representative.

      We need a hand signal to acknowledge our brothers and sisters in the Obama movement, as we meet in passing.

    • 67 dotster
      August 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      I’m in nutty nut teapub Joe Walsh’s district in Illinois, and I have seen so many Obama 2012 bumper stickers lately. I’m thinking that Walsh has been so embarrassing and crazy that he may have shook people awake and they are determined that Obama gets re-elected and not some goofball Repub.

  14. 68 Kasai
    August 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    *have a Big Smile

  15. August 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    OMG, this is amazing:

    Maya Angelou’s Abundant Hope

    The Martin Luther King Memorial was scheduled to be dedicated on August 28, exactly 48 years after Dr.King’s historic March on Washington. The event on the National Mall has been postponed because of Hurricane Irene, but many of the of the celebrations are going on as planned, including today’s Women Who Dare to Dream luncheon, which honored the women of the Civil Rights movement whose legacy of strength and dignity continues to inspire hope. Dr Maya Angelou shared this poem she had written for Sunday’s dedication at the luncheon, where guests also paid special tribute to Coretta Scott King.


    Totally choked up.

    • 70 Sue in Minnesota
      August 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      So beautiful….and I would imagine this will be remembered historically.

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Oh, meta, I would never have seen that poem so quickly, were it not for you. I’ve been a big fan of Maya for decades, and this is definitely something I’m going to read over and over again.

    • 72 nathkatun7
      August 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you so much meta for sharing this. What a beautiful soaring poem, by a magnificent poet ,honoring one of mankind’s greatest souls. I cant wait to see Maya Angelou recite this poem. Maya Angelou, just like Dr. King, and many others to numerous to list, represents, what the great scholar, W.E.B. DuBois highlighted as one of Black folks’ most important gifts to America: “the gift of the Spirit.”

    • 73 LunarSea
      August 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      It was either PBO or his sister Maya that said in an interview that Maya was named after Maya Angelous because Stanley Ann loved her work and admired her so much.

  16. August 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    if this is what losing one’s base looks like, then maybe he should lose some more 😕
    ps- 😥 it was in Orlando and this was the first week of school and I missed it. 😥 Hopefully there will be something closer to home with DWS.

  17. 75 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    August 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm


  18. 76 Fred
    August 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    lawd hammercy! :shockL 😆

    Constituent Slams GOP Rep. Over Anti-Tax Pledge: ‘We Are Your Consituents, Not Grover Norquist’

    asswipe 🙄
    Rep. Steve King: The Purpose Of Anti-Immigrant Hearings Is To ‘Publicly Humiliate’ President Obama

    fool please! 🙄
    Allen West Whitewashes MLK’s Legacy Into Conserative ‘Individual Responsibility’ Message

    • 77 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks FRED. The GOP are batting a thousand. 🙂

    • August 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      I’m really tired of the left and the right using Dr. Kings legacy as some political tool. over on the left we got Cornel West using it to trash Pres. Obama. The Pres has his own ideas of what he wants his legacy to be. Mr. West doesn’t get to dictate that to him. Then there is Van Jones – who I still love – using it to move Pres. Obama on the tar sands issue. And I remember someone at the Daily Beast using it to stop people from criticizing Anthony Weiner. Enough already.

  19. 80 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    August 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Folks keep mentioning the MSM meme’s of PBO losing his base and the white vote. I’m sorry but not even Gallup’s polls have him behind any of his opponents nationally. Who is keeping him above water? The Independents alone. They supposedly have abandoned him too. LMAO!! If this is the case he should be well behind the entire GOP primary field which just isn’t the case. Poor MSM. They just keep feeding the DECEPTION and fortunately the internet is keeping folks informed and in tuned to real facts. THANK GOD. Obama/Biden 2012!!

  20. 81 nintendowii10
    August 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Off topic, just left Norfolk and currently in Williamsburg in an attempt to avoid the brute force of Hurricane Irene. Enjoying the last bits of calm before the storm.

    Prayers for all of us in the hurricane’s path to get through this rough storm.

  21. 91 Anonymous
    August 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Be safe Nintendowii10….Will keep you and your in my prayers….

  22. August 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I keep hearing that Blacks are disappointed with President Obama. This Black female is far from disappointed. I’m very proud of him. It’s been rough and he hasn’t always done what I would have liked him to do, but I truly believe that he’s doing his very best.

    Looking forward to voting for him on November 4, 2012!

    • 93 gcwp1
      August 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      But are Blacks saying that, or are White Talking Heads saying that ABOUT Blacks? Thus is what is not clear from the media. On the front of last week’s Newsweek, was the following: ” Obama’s Black Problem. This was in a store. I hid the magazine along with one with Bachman on the cover. I get spiteful 🙂

      I recently read commentary on the movie The Help. The author seems to give credit for the Civil Rights Movement to White people, but of course, The Help was appreciative.

      I am not Black, but these attitudes, and the one implicit in that Sandra Bullock movie (forgot title) rankle me.

      Sorry to blather.

      • August 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        This is how it happened. Well first I should say that this was inevitable but here goes…

        A few prominent Blacks (Cornel, Tavis) started chattering about Pres Obama ignoring Black people (he really meant himself) then White Limo Liberals picked up on it and started saying, “see, even Black people don’t like him and by the way I’m not racist). So now that Cornel and Tavis have the backing of the White Liberal Establishment, other Black “leaders” are coming out to complain and they tell the media that every Black person they talk to (Cornel and West) feels the same way. This small group of people suddenly represents all blacks because we all think alike and our “leaders” say we should feel that way.

        This is not to say that there are not problems in the black community but forgive me if I’m not buying what these poverty pimps are selling. Cornel West is complaining that Obama doesn’t say the word “poor” and Maxine Waters is forcing a WH rep to say, “black” and “tea party”. She’s complaining about him appearing in Iowa but not in Atlanta. All of these complaints about optics, is this what black people want or need? I don’t think so. Then when actual ideas are presented by these people it is often something that’s unable to pass or things that Obama has already done, tried or proposing.

        These guys are trying to be relevant again. They want to be in Obama’s circle. They feel entitled to it because he’s the first black president. I would bet money that if Obama had given them that access from the start, they’d be on TV cheesing and grinning about what an awesome president he was.

        • August 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm

          That about says it all

        • 96 gcwp1
          August 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

          Thankls so much, gobrokklyn. It appears egomania is color-blind. But it seems a small group, the White detractors are so many…

          For me it’s similar to some of the dynamics I saw on DK. The white PL use the Black detractors for cover. It all sucks.

  23. 97 kefauver
    August 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Well, I heard all of those people thought Tavis Smiley and Cornell West were going to be there . . .


  24. 98 GGail
    August 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    To all of my family and friends on the East Coast…do your part to be safe and God will do the rest.

  25. 99 Eleroy
    August 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Fired up and ready to go!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!

  26. August 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    One question, why do we think Obama should do for the Black community, just because he is Black. This man is the President of the United States, not the hood as Steve Harvey said. Instead of running around on some big bus trashing President Obama, why aren’t Tavis and Corny out there trying to create jobs. Have they created one job?

  27. 102 roh108
    August 27, 2011 at 1:12 am

    There’s no stopping us now…….Obama2012!!!! and beyond…..

  28. 103 conlakappa
    August 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Here in Maryland, there were a good number of people who applied to be fall fellows for the State OFA. More people than there are seats for so it should be interesting!

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