97 Responses to “30 fired up seconds in richmond”


  1. 2 Doris
    September 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    That was a wonderful event.

  2. 4 utaustinliberal
    September 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Wow….. look at the size of that crowd. Hear them roar! I cannot wait for President Obama to get into full campaign mode. People absolutely love him. Good times. Good times.

    • September 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      “…Hear [’em] roar…”

      Yeah, they’re showin’ PBHO some love! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!

  3. 6 gcwp1
    September 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Wonder what Jimmy is thinking now…Jimmy was someone I dated when I was 18. He was from Richmond. He seemed pleasant enough, and one night we were watching TV together. Forgot what it was, but it showed a diverse group of people getting drinks from a water fountain. Jimmy was appalled( “How can you stand living in CT where you have to drink from the same fountain as *****?!!!) This was over thirty years ago, but I’ll never forget it. I’m from Hartford, my life was simply around ALL people. Needless to say I told this boy what I thought of his beliefs and he was history. Shocks me still. Not that racism exists, but that I went out with one.

    • 7 utaustinliberal
      September 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Wow. Thanks for the anecdote gc. It says a lot about you that at that period in time you knew right from wrong, love from hate, and were on the right side of history when you castigated Jimmy and spoke truth in the face of his blatant abhorent racism. A lot of people that young would have simply shrugged off his comments and continued to date him. Brava Chica!

    • September 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      probably wailing about big government.

    • 12 Me4obama
      September 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story about Jimmy, people change,may be he was young then, and eventually saw the light. Its a very disturbing thing to date a racist. I wonder if Toddler and stalker mittens saw that crowd in Richmond

    • 13 desertflower
      September 9, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      And I’m PROUD to be from Connecticut for JUST that very reason!!!! They don’t call it The Constitution State for nothing! Good job,gc:)

    • September 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing that, gcwp1. You never know — Senator Byrd went from a klansman to a mentor to PBO. Racism is so senseless and soul-destroying.

    • 15 Doris
      September 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      You walked away gc. That takes character. Glad that we have the opportunity to know you.

  4. September 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I hope every one of those folks went home and called their congressional rep and senator. Of course many would be in Cantor’s district, and I’m sure Warner and Webb could probably use a little push as well. I hope everybody watching did as well (as President Obama requested). It sends a message that we are watching and we are aware. The GOP strategy all along has been to tank the economy and them blame the President for it – by calling our Reps and Senators we let them know that we’re on to the GOP and they’ll be held accountable too.

  5. September 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    The base (also his most important constituents?) love this president. Pundits, msm, gasbags, tps, etc etc can spin and talk and deny this all they want, but there’s no denying. Pres. Barack Obama is well-loved.

  6. September 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Does anyone know how many people were there? I went into the den of Satan (MSNBC) I think it was a write up by Chuck Todd or someone but they said it was 8,000 people. It just looks like more than that.

    • September 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      According to UR’s website the arena seats 9071 for basketball games. So even if the floor had seating, I assume behind the president was cordoned off so 8000 would be a reasonable guestimate.

      • September 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm

        Ok, thanks. StR ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I just don’t believe anything (msnbc) or any of them say anymore…I really hate I have become that way but such an exciting event regardless!

  7. 22 EDP4BHO
    September 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Okay now. That’s all I got, except, what the hell happened to his base and why doesn’t anyone like him, again ?

  8. September 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    What was that Rachel said about Pres Obama having not accomplishing anything legislatively? Here’s a video of her own segment listing what he’d achieved through mid-2010. Hypocrite. She has just sold out for $$$$.

    Anyway, I sent this to her via twitter.

    • September 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
      I’M IN…FIRED UP & GOIN’! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • September 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm

        Thanks professorx10! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 29 Allison
        September 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

        I know folks can get frustrated with Rachel Maddow (I know I do every time she has GOPper Michael Steele or Pat Bucanhan on … as if they offer anything intelligent to the discourse … what a total waste of air time! UGH!) But I honestly do truly enjoy the vast majority of her shows and features! Yes, yes I do!!!

        She is 80% of the time as close to spot on and on target as you can get in the MSM anywhere. Nobody else comes close. I won’t throw the baby out with the bath water because the baby sometimes poops in the tub. I am not that much of a purist.

        She is one of the few smart, reasonable liberal voices speaking out against the right wing noise machine … literally alone against the MSM, FOX, O’Reily, Hannity, Limbaugh, Ingram, Susteran, Cavuto, Beck, etc wilderness. (Besides, who knows what corporate pressures she faces … and resists… )

        I have listened to her since she was on Air America with Al Franken. I am a fan and will remain one … even when she disappoints. I’m not a fair weather fan …I have sent emails when I disagree … maybe she listens to feedback and counter arguments.

        Obama …? Y’all, I am totally in and I know that we need even reasonably friendly voice on the airwaves to win 2012!!! So she definately way passes muster for me!!!!!

  9. September 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    The Administration and Dems seem to have a roll out planned. President Obama in Cantor’s backyard today, will be interviewed by Brian Williams for Sunday Evening show, portion will air on Monday morning NBC show as well. Then on Monday the President will be in Ohio pushing the Jobs Act in Boehner’s backyard. This will get evening news and Tuesday newspaper coverage. On Wednesday the President is in Raleigh-Durham NC for a American Jobs Act speech – again getting Wednesday evening news coverage and Thursday newspaper coverage.

    A couple more things – with this Sunday being the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 the Sunday Morning shows will be focused on this and thus will not have the parade of Republicans to attack the Jobs Bill.

    Then we’d have the week schedule that I outlined above that would take us through next Thursday. I suspect that we could see the President make himself available to the Sunday shows that weekend, to again try to control the narrative. Because that Monday or Tuesday the Administration said they’ll deliver a vote ready American Jobs Act to Congress.

    The key in all of this is us. We NEED to keep the pressure on our Reps and Senators. Call, email and tweet every day.

    • 31 lamh34
      September 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      posted this in the other threads, but it can serve as an addendum to your comment:

      31 million people watched Obama’s Job Speech last night!

      Having the speech before the game was a good idea, and I contend that more people watched it because of the “speech-timing” kerfluffle. If Boehner was trying to “trick” POTUS by having the speech the same day as NFL kick-off, it certainly backfired.

      here’s the write up from reuters:

      Obama’s Thursday night address to a joint session of Congress drew a bigger audience than both his March speech on U.S. military involvement in Libya (25.6 million) and his August 2010 speech declaring the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq (29.2 million)

      Nielsen ratings data showed that 31.4 million viewers watched Obama’s address on jobs, which was carried live across 11 TV networks.

      The TV audience, however, fell well short of the more than 56 million who watched the president announce the killing of Osama bin Laden in May.

      Shortly after Obama closed his remarks, 27.2 million people watched the professional football’s NFL kick off its season. Nielsen said the season opener between the Saints and the Packers on NBC was the second most-watched NFL regular season primetime game on any one network in 15 years.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/09/us-obama-idUSTRE7887GA20110909

      More people watched the speech than the actual NFL kickoff game by about 4 million0

      • September 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        If only those 31M people called, tweeted and emailed their congressional reps and senators. Given that the sites didn’t crash and the on-hold time was only a couple of minutes, this call to arms didn’t have the same effect as the debt ceiling one did.

        • 33 bonkers
          September 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm

          In the spirit of constructive criticism, I’m rather amazed you found something negative to add to this thread. In fact, it’s become a bit of a game for me when catching up on thread to see how long it takes for you to have a “concern” and so on. I remember the other night you were setting a bar of 20-something million viewers for President Obama’s speech, or otherwise it would be disappointing. Of course he shattered your artificial speculation, yet now it’s about this.

          There are a lot of books and programs out there for how to have a more positive outlook on the world and life in general. Perhaps you’d want to look into some of those? I’ve used some of that stuff before and it’s really helped me in my daily life. Just fyi…Best of luck to you.

      • 38 Bobfr
        September 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        Yes, and less than 6 million watched the mindless, anti-American, hate fest the previous night.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

        • 39 jacquelineoboomer
          September 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm

          Bobfr – I don’t recall hearing that dismal ratings figure before – thanks. Let’s not forget the debate was also “anti-middle class.”

      • September 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

        31 million is roughly 1 in 10 Americans. Add internet viewers and word of mouth, and you have a great potential for this message to be spread. All you need is a positive buzz, and popular opinion can easily be focused and swayed. I love the fact that the speech rolled right into the football game and there was no time for the vultures to do their picking.

  10. September 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Richmond showed out for the President today. Yay!

    There is a very active core of Obama supporters/true progressives here, and you still see Obama/Biden 08 bumper stickers everywhere — now the 2012 ones are popping up. It is mind-blowing that the former seat of the Confederacy would be so welcoming to our first biracial/African-American President.

    Wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. September 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wait. Did we just travel back to 2008? Cause that sure looks like a 2008 crowd to me.

  12. 48 Blue
    September 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    People were sitting on all the steps too!

  13. 49 HZ
    September 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I loved seeing the joyful crowd present their sincere love to their President. You can see on his face, regardless of the burdens that we know he is carrying around, that hope that he still gives back to the crowd. Just think of the good positive energy that we gave him last week in Detroit(with the ‘Queen of Soul’, and now this going into this weekend with another beautiful batch of pure love placed at his feet to allow him to walk with joy going into the Rememberance of what happened on 9/11. We have truly been given a most precious gift.

    That is why I love Chips for this space. She keeps us grounded in the materials that she and other present to us daily. And this is not gossip material, it is factual, respectful information for us to comment on and hopefully take with us to make this coming election preparation a clean and workable one for our President.

    You know some of us are old enough to say,”Oh, I have paid my dues(wherever that means), so I’m going to step aside and leave it to the younger people.” Well, I can’t do that to my young beautiful people. I have to extend my feeble hands and yes, sometimes my feeble mind to you all to ask questions, pounce upon with your great energy of ideals of the core of who we really are during this Presidency, and most of all who we want to become during tis great Presidency. I like that. So keep your inquiries coming to all of us in that catagory.

    Next, I love the respect that the young people give to this President. Remember, you must be the first to be the geniune change that you want from your President. I do not mean the mean-spirited, always in your face why, why, impolite inquiries. I like that spirit about this blog and Chips.

    The President will need each one of us who will come to the table with that respect, energy, love, and hardwork mentality in order to win this one. Let’s not get sidetrack with the smallness of attitudes. We need big ideas, workable ideas, and goodness in our ideas to make this a great Presidency for President Barack Obama. Trust me, he will do his part, he is the 44th President of these Uniited States of America. However, we also need to help make this Presidency one that you will be proud of in your lifetime. So do not allow the ugly, shameful spirits cause any of you to take a different road than the one that you know that will take you to your final great destination with thie great President, Barack Obama. I deeply believe because of what I have lived in the past, that you all will never see such a great gift like President Barack Obama again. He is one of a kind for you all at this time. Be the generation or part of the generation who will be able to look back and say,” I help to make President Barack Obama make history in 2008 and then again in 2012. Think about what you have done, people. Think about what you still can do. Please just sit quietly some evening or morning and really think about what a man you elected in 2008. Thaink about what you helped to make come true. Think about the fact that you were a part of a great movement that placed so many hateful and ugly hurddles in your path along the journey, but you still jumped over them with grace that stunned the world. Just think about it. So do not relinquish your gifts to these narrow-minded, hateful breeders of vile thinking and actions.. Rise up and stand, rise up and speak, rise up and walk, rise up and hope together with this great leader, President Barack Obama. I love you all here, and I will always love you and what Chips daily gives us to move, stand, and walk with respect and pride for the goodness that is found within each of our hearts. We Can Do This Together, Just Do It. Love you all back so much,HZ

    • September 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      HZ, you have a truly magical way with words, I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated around here. Thank you for everything.

      • 51 HZ
        September 9, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        Thank you Chips. I hope that I do not get on anyone’s nerves. Yes, I am young at heart, but you all are my babies. I love you very much. This is a beautiful home for me. Thank you Chips for ALL. HZ

    • 52 utaustinliberal
      September 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      A billion times THIS! HZ, your spirit and warmth is phenomenal. Thank you for the wisdom and insight you bring to this family everyday. Stay blessed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      You’re one of a kind, HZ. Just a beautiful soul. Thank you for all your lovely, loving words.

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    • 56 Obama Grandmama
      September 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      Ditto and thanks!

    • 57 m
      September 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      HZ, I can just picture you walking tall with grace and respect and it makes my heart smile. You are a blessing and an inspiration here. Thank you.

    • 58 Doris
      September 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Love you HZ. I was wondering where you were.

    • 60 Betsy
      September 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      Beautifully written HZ. I teach young people everyday and I tell them many times a week that the office of the President is to be respected and there is no room for disrespect towards the President in my classroom, or anywhere.

    • September 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      What a beautiful, beautiful person you are HZ. You always inspire people and make them want to be better than they are. You’re a true blessing.

    • 65 hopefruit2
      September 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks HZ for the tremendous positive energy and words of encouragement that you ALWAYS bring to this site.

    • 66 desertflower
      September 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Love you HZ….Magical words that sing off the page:) Thank you, as always. Hope you are feeling better and better everyday. Looks to me like you are back to your greatness again:)

    • 67 GGail
      September 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you HZ! We LOVE YOU MORE!

      • 68 HZ
        September 9, 2011 at 11:33 pm

        Hopefruit2, Desertflower, GGail, if you all only knew how I brag about my family here. I just gave my neighbor a quick hug of appreciation for slipping me a desert for my craving for something sweet to quiet my taste buds, then sweetly rushed her away to get back to my computer to my family.(I was not mean, but they understand me when I am into my political mode) Great neighbors who look out for me always. I really did not need the desert, but will not tell the doctor. I just craved something sweet. I had my eye candy today with my President and then FLOTUS was looking sweet with that hug from Blake at the USOpen. Love both of them.HZ

      • 69 Sue in Minnesota
        September 9, 2011 at 11:43 pm

        Words are not enough HZ, You are wise, loving and generous, and you are loved. (forgot the sassy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 70 mtmarilyn
      September 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      HZ, you are such a gift. The wisdom you share with us is something I look forward to reading everyday. I can’t wait for the Inauguration Day, 2013 when we all meet at “The Obama Diary” Party in DC. We are going to PARTY. This is such a special place. Thank you Chips!

  14. 71 m
    September 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Wow, what glorious crowd! Thank you Richmond for welcoming our dear President in such a spectacular way!

  15. 72 Ladyhawke
    September 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    The roll out of The American Jobs Act has been absolutely stunning. I can not imagine the behind the scenes work that has gone into this initiative. President Obama and his team have done a remarkable job. So far there has been……..

    “THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT”
    ======================

    – A brilliant speech from President Obama at a joint session of Congress
    – An excellent “Open for Questions” segment right after the speech
    – A fact sheet describing the details of the plan
    – A fact sheet on AJA impact for women
    – Information on Rural American and the AJA
    – A slideshow presentation
    – A youtube video of the speech
    – A state by state look at the AJA
    – Information on how the AJA Will Fuel Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    – Experts Confirm: AJA Will Create Jobs
    – Positive feedback from Organizations and Businesses
    – Positive feedback from state and local officials
    – Positive feedback from the American people
    – Positive feedback from members of Congress
    – DNC ad called “Tomorrow”
    – A youtube video called “The Pass The Bill”
    – President Obama visited Richmond, VA
    – President Obama plans visit to Ohio next week
    – President Obama will be interviewed by Brian Williams – NBC
    – Press Secretary Jay Carney made the rounds on the tv machine

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/

    • 73 m
      September 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      So impressive. Thanks Ladyhawke for pointing that out!

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      September 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      Oh, my. This is a WONDERFUL list. The WH and DNC were way prepared. Also, the Senate Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee was on the job; they passed along some of the fact lists via email.

    • 75 EDP4BHO
      September 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Given all that obviously went into the execution of this new campaign, we can see it had to have been in the works long, long before we started hearing about CBC bus tours, Travesty and Corny Poverty tours, rethug obstructionist debt ceiling distractions. This is why I do not get upset at PBO when so many think he isn’t working or doesn’t seem aggressive enough. The man hardly sleeps; he spends nights reading; his mind is a magnet for new information; and his creative streak is nothing short of genius. I sensed when he added more troops to Afghanistan that he was on the mark for killing Bin Laden. He doesn’t do things for shallow reasons. He is fully engaged where he thinks it will do the most good, shirks off frivolity, and feels comfortable in his skin enough to not doubt his own abilities. Some call that arrogance. Maybe it is, but if you know yourself, you must trust your instincts, and so far his have paid off rather handsomely.

      • 76 Sue in Minnesota
        September 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

        EDP$4BHO…….I think those that see arrogance when they look at President Obama have tainted vision. They are projecting. I see no arrogance, I see self awareness and self confidence.

        I see in Barack Obama a self possessed, truly genuine and loving being. In a book of meditations excerpted from Mother Theresa’s A Simple Path, I especially like this passage, and when I read it, immediately I think of our President. I hope you don’t mind my sharing it: “It is important to gain self knowledge as part of spiritual growth- to know yourself and to believe in yourself means you can know and believe in God. Knowledge of yourself produces humility, and knowledge of God produces love.

    • September 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Ladyhawke, I love your list. I went to the link though and didn’t see it. Can you tell me where it was? Love it!

    • September 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      They also did impact sheets for AAs and Latinos.

      I was on a conference this afternoon for an extensive briefing. The group was I think mostly orgs. I’m sure this is but one round.

      PBO also reached out to mayors today.

    • September 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Wednesday (Sep 14th), PBHO will visit Raleigh-Durham, NC?

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

    • September 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

      It’s quite obvious now that PBO’s team was not on “vacation” in Martha’s Vineyard. They were hard at work preparing for this roll out. It seems to me from the steely look in his eyes, that PBO has finally realized that the TEAPUBS cannot be trusted, that they would criticize the speech as only a speech ( as they have done before) so he came armed with all that Ladyhawke has outlined.

      Somewhere on this blog, someone mentioned that we should not compare PBO with other presidents, as he is his own man. While I agree with that sentiment, I believe he is an astute student of history. There is no doubt that he is at this moment in an almost similar position as Harry Truman , who did the identical thing PBO is doing now; barnstorming the country, presenting his case directly to the people without the filter of the the biased media. I know he will succeed as he has a loyal and vocal base who supports him throgh thick and thin. I for one has signed up OFA to deduct my monthly contribution from my checking account. It is not much, but I am convinced that every little bit helps to defeat the TEAPUB machine and will help to re- elect this great man.

      A little OT: after the speech I was watching MSNBC and Chuck Todd came on to present his impression of the speech. It was painfull to watch him struggle to say something positive about the president. This after he was more that capable of describing how the d- student from Texas was the front runner after the slugfest the night before. And this morning, to my horrow, NBC Today Show did not lead with the president’s speech. It was not even mentioned in the first half hour. I had to leave the house so I don’t know if it was summarized at all. That’s it for me.

      • 84 Ladyhawke
        September 10, 2011 at 12:26 am

        Dona, your comment about PBO and his team working while on vacation is spot on. These people are wok horses. All of them must be exhausted. And to think there was all of the drama about the “optics” of President Obama being on vacation. It really is embarrassing to think that so much time was wasted on the Martha’s Vineyard time off. They were preparing for The American Jobs Act.

        Regarding Chuck Todd and his ilk, there are times when I watch these reporters and you can literally see that they are disappointed because President Obama is so brilliant. This is especially true when President Obama calls out the Republicans with the facts. The reporters always come to their defense. It really is twisted and sick. But that’s what passes for journalism these days.

        For the whiners and complainers on the left I really think they are happier with a Republican in the White House because that’s when they feel the most relevant. The fact that President Obama has accomplished so much leaves them feeling lost and unfulfilled. Bottom line, they itch to bi**ch. The more President Obama gets accomplished the more irrelevant they feel. So we finally get a brilliant Democrat in the White House who is governing and getting things done and too many folks on the left just don’t know how to handle that success. Go figure.

      • 86 Betsy
        September 10, 2011 at 2:41 am

        Your point about President Obama being a student of history is spot on. He always has references to historical figures, and incidents in his speech, something that I love (since I’m a history teacher LOL), and I think he reads a lot of what former greats, not just Americans, but everyone, so I concur with what you say. He was hard at work.

  16. 87 lamh34
    September 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Hmm. of late, Josh Marshall and TPM have been very suspect IMHO, trying to become HuffPo-lite, so this bit of news can definitely be described as KARMA IS A BITCH!

    TPM Hacked After Posting Mugshots Of Alleged โ€˜Anonymousโ€™ Members

    • September 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      I think this could be the end of TPM if these guys are really pissed off because they’ll be like a dog with a bone. That site nosedived when Greg Sargent left anyways.

  17. September 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    This reminds me so much of ’08! Awesomely clear night waiting to get into a jam packed Toyota Center, Houston TX. I’ll never forget it!

  18. 90 aamom
    September 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I was listening to one of the teevee talking heads who suggested Perry’s Ponzi scheme blurb was an underhanded attempt to get the youth vote. I had to laugh. The youth I know grew up under Bush and they know what they are getting in Perry. Plus, young folks need to just talk to their grandparents to see what they have to say.

    • September 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Oh, please let Perry live with his delusions. Young people have a very keen sense of who is genuine and who is a phony and this guys gives off phony vibes in spades. Let the R’s think Perry has appeal to women because he’s supposed to be good looking, when, in fact, he is slimy and repulsive and looks like some creep you’d see strutting around at a sales convention. Let them wrap his whole campaign in illusions so that they don’t know what hit them when they get creamed. The guy’s a heartless, insensitive bully masquerading as a human being. He’s only been on the campaign trail a few weeks and already the mask is slipping.

      • 92 bonkers
        September 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

        Right on! I’m bummed more people weren’t watching the Repub/Brian Williams promotional event the other night. Would’ve been great to have 20 million people view the lunacy themselves, instead of letting Brian Williams and his friends in the MegaMedia “report” about how legit those literally insane hateful mental midgets are.

        And I love the talk about how Ricky boy hasn’t lost an election….ha! He’s only run in nutjob-dominated areas. As if that’ll translate to America as a whole. Hilarious!

        Now having said that, this Virginia response is a great sign. We’ve GOT to harness this and win back the House and strengthen the Senate. Let’s get to work. Everyone must find their nearest OFA chapter and get down there. Pronto!

  19. September 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    House to fund FAA through December with backpay!

  20. 96 anniebella
    September 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Did you see that crowd in Richmond? Right in Eric Cantor backyard.. Take that Eric.

  21. 97 Karen Sr.
    September 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    This was one of the best speeches he’s given. It was shorter, more focused, more targeted and more quotable than most of his speeches.

    I love how the crowd reacts to him. I know just how they feel. ๐Ÿ˜€


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