raleigh (video added)

Will post video of speech asap

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179 Responses to “raleigh (video added)”

  1. September 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Watching, the NCU hall is filling quickly in anticipation of PBO’s speech.

  2. September 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Paked house. Fired up too.

  3. September 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    me too, looking forward to POTUS since I missed yesterday.

  4. 4 Desraye
    September 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Can somebody pleas twit CNN. The twit should be : Stop catering to the teaparty and your ratings will rise.

    • 5 Sue in Minnesota
      September 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Tell them you are unplugging and contacting their advertisers. Frankly, I do not think our complaints about their coverage is making any waves. Interfere with their bottom line.

      • 6 Desraye
        September 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

        Its about the ratings. I think my twit would hit a nerve. Their tea party sponser debate didn’t do too well. I really think that in if they stop catering to the tea party , their ratings will rise.

        • September 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm

          Their numbers the night of the debate were not very good? Dang. I wonder if a lot of their television viewers were dems. I watched it–gotta keep tabs on the loony fringe. Those knuckle heads are dangerous.

        • 8 Mel
          September 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

          The MSM have no shame, they are part of the problem they are CATERING TO A CULT tha’s what the Teaparty are
          An all white Rich Evangelist group and they are been funded by the Koch Brothers, and they call themselves Christians?
          why do the hate and use recism against any body who do not look like them or believe like they do?. They do not like
          PBO Because he is Black and happens to be a BRILLIANT SMART PRESIDENT and they know it.
          Yea The MSM is about rantings garbage, so let’s not waste our time paying attention to them , and focus our energy
          on PBO.

    • 9 anniebella
      September 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Desraye, I can’t twit, but I’ll be happy to email or write or call to tell FOX Jr. that

      • 10 tally
        September 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

        Just think how much more powerful President Obama’s army would be if the three of you would join Twitter.

        Now multiply that by everyone across the country who thinks like you do.

        Why not set an example for them? If you can post on this blog, you can tweet.

        It’s time for EVERYONE to step up.

        Come on people – it’s EASY. I promise! 😀

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      I tweeted @CNNlive for you. I told them there are millions of Progressives they could be catering to.

  5. 13 GGail
    September 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for the heads up – I missed yesterday. 🙂

  6. September 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    AWESOME Crowd! Be afraid GOP.

  7. September 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    This is where y’all are! 😆 Silly me, I was on the last thread wondering where everyone was. 😦

  8. September 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Hopefully all go home and contact their reps and force their friends and families to do the same. I wonder where the President is going next. Messina mentioned Iowa during the conference call, but not sure if that was a mistake/slip as the Pres was just there in the middle of August. I’d like to see him in Florida and Pennsylvania on this American Jobs Act barnstorming.

    • 18 Desraye
      September 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      Yes, Pennsylvania and Florida are excellent choices. I would also include Colorado and maybe Georgia.

      • 19 Jennifer
        September 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

        Kentucky would be nice. Rand Paul territory.

        • September 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

          I think he’ll stay out of Kentucky because they have statewide races coming up in early November and Dems are pretty much ahead in all of the polling. Won’t do anything to allow the GOP candidates to nationalize it.

  9. September 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Msnbc cut him off, CNN does not show him at all and fox news is talking about anchor babies!

    Media blackout continues!

    Thank God for chip!

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      It’s more about local press. Besides, the speeches are all basically the same, though numbers and examples cater to the city/state that he’s in.

    • 23 Sue in Minnesota
      September 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Maybe this should a LTE campaign to papers across the country…Why is the MSM blacking out coverage of President Obama’s activities..including but not limited to the current promotion of the AJA. Are busy Americans even aware that his activities are being kept out of the publics view.

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      It’s streaming live @ WH. gov.

    • 26 tally
      September 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      This is what we’re up against guys – a GOPMedia war.

      This morning on my local morning news (Los Angeles) KTLA 5 had a story on PBO’s falling poll numbers, yet failed to say he was out-polling all GOP candidates, AND that the Congressional poll numbers are at an all-time LOW – which are both bigger angles to the “story.”

      We need EVERYONE out and fighting this. Complaining when they do this, tweeting, calling, emailing.

      POTUS is out pounding the pavement EVERY DAMN DAY and asking us to RAISE OUR VOICES. The least we can do is DO JUST THAT – EVERY SINGLE DAY.

  10. September 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    By the way, Chips, ever since you’ve introduced me to the idea of having two search engines I’ve been having fun. Now I listen to the speeches on one search engine, while reading the comments, and maybe commenting like now, on the other. Wowee! Major ‘technological’ advancement for me! I wonder if I can add this to my resume? “Can interact with two search engines simultaneously.” 😉 😉 😆 Chips Chica, you have NO idea how far reaching is your commitment here at TOD-ville, and its impact on individual lives. Merci beaucoup, {{Chips}}! Enjoy YOUR day!

    • 29 Doris
      September 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      Vc what was Chips sugggestion? I have been having WordPress/IE problems. Switched to Chrome and had problems and switched back to IE. My computer has been shutting down when I’m in WordPress and I have problems viewing some videos here. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

      • September 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

        Hiya Doris, unfortunately people using IE seem to be having a lot of problems with the site, although other browsers (like Chrome and Firefox) aren’t glitch-free either.

        I noticed the other day another WP site – I can”t remember which one, but naturally it was pro BHO! – had a message up about IE problems too, so it seems quite a common problem.

        WordPress recommend blog vistors use either Firefox or Chrome (see here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/) so maybe when you’d had issues with Chrome too you could give Firefox a try?

        You can download it for free here:


        Let me know how you get on Doris.

      • September 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

        Lord, Doris, my new resume notwithstanding I’m the last person to ask! 😆 I was having problems viewing the videos [would get the white box repeatedly]; updating to a newer IE browser didn’t help and I was ‘afraid’ of switching to Firefox in case it didn’t work and I couldn’t* ‘switch back’. (*I’m the type whose glance alone causes my personal technology items to malfunction, no matter how ‘easy’ everyone else says things are to do, so I usually hesitate to touch anything once it’s been set up. 😦 ) Ms Chips not only shared the link for both browsers (latest IE browser and Firefox browser), she reassured me that she uses more than one browser. So with this testimonial from someone I trust 😉 I actually downloaded both. Firefox seems to work better for me on this site. Also when I get a white box on one browser I switch and watch whatever on the other browser, and this seems to have been working fine for a few weeks now. PLUS, when live stuff is on and I want to read comments at the same time I open both browsers – technology heaven! 😆 😆 What can I say, it doesn’t take much to please me vis-a-vis technology!

        • 45 Linda
          September 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm

          According to my computer repair tech.. Firefox also has the best protection against viruses too.

          It is all I use now.

        • 46 Doris
          September 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

          Thanks Vc, I’m in Firefox and feel better that you guys are there too. I’m low tech as well, (an old lady, lol) and I tend to stay with the status quo, but this change had to be made. I was really getting frustrated and actually thought it was my computer and have ordered a new one that is on it’s way. However, I think my problems here were browser problems. So far so good. I’ll keep IE for somethings and use Firefox here.

      • 47 57andFemale
        September 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

        I like Firefox. Firefox users seem to have the least amount of trouble.

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      You are a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeetheart – and a techy genius!!!!!!!!!! Love ya! 😆

  11. 50 Linda
    September 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I remember when North Carolina made all the best furniture in the country.

  12. 51 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill. Hilarious. PBO is on a roll.

    • 52 P
      September 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      I know right….if I was that person who shouted “I love you” and he responded like that I would have died!!!!!!! Go PBOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    • 54 utaustinliberal
      September 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      That made me crack up. A bunch of guys all screamed “I Love You Barack!!!!” and He yells back “I Love You Too.” But if you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill and someone else adds a rejoinder; “Yes We Can!” 😆

      I hope they do the homework PBO assigned to them and tweet, call, write, email, fax, and facebook their congressmembers to Pass the American Jobs Act.

  13. 55 P
    September 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Yes I LOVE YOU MR PRESIDENT!!!!!!! Congress PASS THIS BILL!!!!!!!

  14. 57 Linda
    September 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Ha !

    Give me a Break !

  15. 59 meabloom
    September 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    “Give Me A Win? Give ME a BREAK!!” I LOVE IT. He’s so REAL. Get ’em Mr. President.


  16. 62 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    GOP says even if they agree with some of the things in the AJA bill, they don’t want to me me a win.

    Give me a win? Give me a break! That’s why folks are fed up with Washington.


    I am fed up.

    We need action now.

    Pass the American Jobs Bill

  17. 63 Linda
    September 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Ain’t no Stopping us know !!!!

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      I just love this song for ‘such a time as this’. 😆 I was trying to convince my teenager to make an Obama video to this song, but he claims I have to find the pictures/video segments I want to use, save them, then send them to him. That’s just beyond me! 😦 Of course, now that college is back in session it’s extremely unlikely I can wheedle him into finding the pictures for me.

      • 65 Linda
        September 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm

        I wish they would use this on the campaign trail….

        I think I will send it to OFA and see what they can do.

        • 66 Sue in Minnesota
          September 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

          I think it is perfect!…..I hope they will consider your suggestion.

          • 67 Linda
            September 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

            I just sent the request with a link to the video. I will let you all know if I get a response.

            (((crossing fingers ))))

        • September 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

          While I love it, I’d hesitate to suggest it to OFA for the campaign trail because some (opposition types – and we have a lot of those) might consider it ‘arrogant’ coming from ‘above’. Somehow, I’d personally prefer if it came from someone in the grass-root movement, then sent out virtually.

          • 69 Linda
            September 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

            oops… I already sent it…

            • September 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm

              No sweat, I was only sharing my opinion which does not affect the price of butter. 😉 If they take it up fine, if they don’t it’s out there for a supporter with the right kind of know-how to do. Either way, I hope it happens because it shares the kind of psychological encouragement and ‘push’ that democrats need round about now.

  18. 71 collegekay
    September 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Aw he said if you love me, you’ll help me. Absolutely sir.

    • 72 hgerhard
      September 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Yes, this message needs to be heard by all of us: IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU MUST HELP ME. This is the truth. If we fail to be his voice, he cannot succeed. That’s our “homework” too. Just let me add how happy I am every day to have this site and to know for sure that there are so many of us who translate our love into action.

    • 74 Linda
      September 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      When he campaigned before the 2010 elections …the crowds were huge and then they did not vote.

      That cannot happen again. !!!

  19. 75 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    if you want to put construction workers back to work.

    If you want teachers back in the class room.

    If you want to help our veterans.


    Kick off our bedroom slippers and put on our marching boots. (Hilarious)

    The GOP’s worst nightmare. President Obama taking the AJA directly to the people.

  20. September 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Wonder how often those ‘poor’ SS people still caution this president about plunging into the handshakes, or if they have accepted it’s going to happen so they’d better keep eyes and ears open? 😉

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      I got nervous again. Not that the crowd wasn’t LOUD and supportive in every way, but I always spot a person or two who are waiting for him to pass by at the end, who aren’t smiling, who give off a different vibe than everyone else. Always relieved when he waves goodbye.

      • September 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Could be Secret Service members. They are mixed in with the crowds – you can usually spot a couple in the crowd set up behind the President as well.

  21. September 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Well, again I missed him. It is so hard being three hours behind the East Coast. No doubt our man was phenominal.

    • 81 anniebella
      September 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Jackie 4, he was phenominal. I have been emailing, and I’ve even written that cry baby Speaker.

      • September 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        I have called the Speaker’s Office and Cantor’s office daily, gone on the House.gov website and sent them an email and I have also tweeted @SpeakerBoehner and @EricCantor as well. I have contacted my two Arizona Senators, Kyl and McCain by email and have called their offices, and I have emailed every Congressman in Arizona as well as tweeted those who have a Twitter account. I have hit Raul Grihalva very hard and asked him to go after the Republicans instead of criticizing the President. I have had no responses back from any of them, although I am not surprised.

    • 83 GGail
      September 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Yes, Jackie, it is difficult with us West Coasters being three hours behind, that’s why I always try to open TOD first thing in the morning so I can get the heads up from Chipsticks. 🙂

      Don’t worry, Chipsticks will post as soon as it becomes available. 😀

  22. September 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Just saw am ad for clean coal, saying EPA needs to slow down, stop with the clean sir Thingy!

  23. September 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    What was crowd size? I would say 15k!

  24. 91 anniebella
    September 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    How about that crowd? The news media want to ignore these pictures of the crowd cheering for the president. They rather put forth the doom and gloom picture, it’s better for their ratings. but I hope the President keep going to the people that counts, the American people.

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Will they show him during the campaign? Because only showing republicans is total propaganda!
      1930s Germany!

      • 93 lmrj
        September 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

        It’s total propaganda right now! Lies unchecked. Totally made-up stories. Media blackouts when it comes to anything PBO. I would say that’s total propaganda.

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      It was quite a juxtaposition I had going on. After msnbc cut him off after a couple seconds, I had the TV on mute while I watched Obama on the live stream. I couldn’t hear what Andrea Mitchell was talking about with horrible Mark Halperin, but I could tell what it was by the graphics—-NY9 election, doom and gloom for Obama etc., then they put up a quote by ol’ Mary Landrieu slamming the AJA and adding that she sure hoped it wasn’t all about Obama’s re-election, and on and on it went in the anti-Obama mode. And on my computer screen there were all these loud cheering, loving voices in support of this president and the American Jobs Act. Quite a contrast and quite remarkable.

      • 95 Desraye
        September 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

        Mary Landrieu that’s beholding to Big Oil. She needs to STFU and seat down.

        • 96 utaustinliberal
          September 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

          Totally agree with you. She’s one of those blue-dog dems that piss me off but whom we also need due to red states or red leaning states. During the healthcare debate she, along with Ben Nelson, and Blanche Lincoln wouldn’t vote for the public option, and made the debates a hassle. Then she also voted against oil companies not being allowed to have tax loopholes and government subsidies. Now she has the nerve to slam the AJA. It helps middle and working class Americans. You’d think she’d be on their side instead of being tethered to big oil lobbyists.

    • 97 FiredUpInCA
      September 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      More than thirty-one million people tuned in voluntarily to watch his job speech that had been dramatically re-scheduled by elected Republicans to favor them and instead it favored him. That’s truth. Yesterday, two conservative leaning districts, stayed true to their cluelessness, leaned conservatively and went GOP. That’s truth and no amount of spin from the mainstream media can alter those local races into a national referendum on the President. Each crowd that he brings his jobs act bill to, responds with wild enthusiasm to see him and hear from him. That truth plays out on local news and doesn’t need mainstream media attention to have its impact. Despite the tea party-infected GOP undermining the full faith and credit of the U.S. during the debt crisis, despite the S&P downgrade, despite the smallness of Washington politics and the triviality and malpractice of mainstream media in service of GOP talking points and the tea party agenda, he is still able to attract large enthusiastic crowds in swing states and remain ahead of the GOP frontrunners for President. So while the national media continues to mire in what does not matter, the President and his supporters ultimately win the war by consistently being the people that reasonable voters can turn to if they are serious and want to move the country forward.

      • 98 tally
        September 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

        EXACTLY!!!! (which is what I SAID would happen……. just saying…)

        PBO – 31 million (that’s just the TV – I watched it online)
        NFL – 27 million
        GOP debate #2 – 5 million


        More people watched the POTUS than the NFL season opener!!! Where is THAT STORY in THE FUCKING NEWS???

        As for yesterday’s “special” elections….. NV was (sadly) obvious. However, NY-9 wasn’t. What upsets me the most is the Bagger guy who won, apparently ran an ad saying that Weprin(D) was standing with Obama for the (near) Ground Zero Mosque.

        Of course the GOPMedia is attempting to paint this as about Obama, when we all know it’s about the Mosque.

        I’m sure there are a bazillion reasons Weprin lost. Being an ex-banking and finance guy being only one of them…. but running these kinds of ads, and people voting on hate towards their fellow Americans who have every right to build a place of worship where ever they want to, I really find reprehensible.

        • 99 hopefruit2
          September 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

          that’s right. The NY-09 elections were about the mosque and same-sex marriage. In other words – a typical win for Republicans based on bigotry and misinformation. Nothing that the media or the Republicans should be boasting about.

          • 100 FiredUpInCA
            September 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

            MSM logic: Obscure special elections where he was not on the ballot are a referendum on the President and will determine his electoral fate 14 months from now. A PPP poll showing him ahead of the GOP frontrunners is just one poll and it certainly has no bearing on what the electoral landscape will look like 14 months from now.

            My contempt for and repulsion of the mainstream media knows no bounds. They have an opportunity to educate millions every day which they gleefully squander in service of the GOP, corporations and the tea party. I’m still waiting for the liberal bias in the media to show up.

  25. September 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Now would be the time to start calling Congress so we can show that the President out here with ordinary Americans is their worst nightmare.

  26. September 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Where is the binder clip? I would have kept on there that just for spite.

  27. 103 anniebella
    September 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    What does President Obama has to be depress about?

  28. 106 Debz
    September 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I just caught the end of the speech wow, what a crowd. I look forward to being able to watch the whole thing. Only the national media are ignoring PBO, local media is where the interest is at. Even local news programs show some of the speeches. PBO won last time by going around the MSM and instead worked through local media and I have faith he will do it again.

  29. 107 chiaro11
    September 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Chips, Is there a certain way to share a link with you (other than just posting it) regarding a story that will be important for next year’s election and might be of interest?

    • September 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Hi chiaro11, you can email me at theobamadiary@gmail.com. Thank you! 😉

      • 109 chiaro11
        September 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm

        Thanks! Hey also, I guess I had never registered at wordpress before and so have been commenting using Chiara but that username wasn’t available at wordpress so if I log in below, I have to use Chiaro11. I believe you mentioned yesterday or day before that you want everyone to log in with wordpress if they didn’t want their comments to go to pending. Did I get that all wrong? Should I just be using my Guest ID and comment under Chiara? Honestly not trying to be dim but I have been posting for a while without wordpress but want to be doing it the way you prefer.

  30. 110 nospin
    September 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    lol you know right?

  31. September 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Im ready to fax and make calls but my Rep is just too crazy and I know it doesnt matter. should I write Boehner? I love our Pres speeches and the crowd. He gave them and us homework. Write and call. Pass the Bill!!

    • 112 proudmemberofglobalzero
      September 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      contact them anyway. Republicans are the ones that need to hear from us. I have contacted mine at each office….DC and back home. You can contact the speaker through:


      Use the left column. I have an old email address I used. I don’t like having to give my current one out to anyone I don’t want to hear from.

  32. 113 amari10
    September 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I absolutely love the fact that the GOP is underestimating this President’s support with the American people and how popular his policies are when they are actually broken down to the public. The AJA is viewed favorably by 43% of the public with 36% disapprove and 22% with no opinion; however, when parts of the bill is broken down key components is approved by well over 2/3 of the nation. National media rarely focuses on the nitty gritty of policy that actually means something to the general population. They find it worthwhile to sprout negative talking points as fact without rebuttal from the administration. I personally gave up on the media after the invasion of Iraq.

    For those who find it appalling that the national media did not televise the speech in Raleigh, just look at the media attention it is getting in North Carolina. Every local news station broadcasted the speech in it’s entirety and has a little commentary afterward. That is the media attention that the administration wants right now. North Carolina will be a battle ground state next year, and it is has a republican majority in both houses of state legislature. Nothing strikes fear in their hearts and the hearts of the republican congressional delegation from that state more than 15k + enthusiastic supporters of a president that they have written off next year. Not to mention the many people who watch the speech from their homes that may not agree with the president politically but agree with the elements in the AJA and wonder what is the republican alternative. Because they don’t have none, the president will win again.

    Overall, I loved the intensity of today’s event. Key components of the speech will be shown during the late afternoon and evening local newscasts for those who missed it. Politics are won locally before they are won nationally.

    • September 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Exactly this. These State visits are about local media coverage. The President is going around the national MSM which is another reason why they attack him.

      • 115 jacquelineoboomer
        September 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

        “Obama rallies support for jobs bill in Triangle visit”


        Thought I’d dig up the local Rahleigh-Durham coverage of the President’s visit. Found a story from The News & Observer, “the top source for news, sports, business and political reporting for Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and the rest of the Research Triangle.”

        I’m familiar with the Research Triangle (great spot for a visit), but for those who need a refresher (this is from Wiki):

        The Research Triangle, also known as Raleigh-Durham and commonly referred to as simply “The Triangle”, is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by North Carolina State University, Duke University,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill respectively. The eight-county region, officially named the Raleigh-Durham-CaryCSA, comprises the Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan areas and the Dunn Micropolitan Statistical Area. A 2009 Census Estimate put the population at 1,742,816. The Raleigh-Durham television market includes a broader 23-county area which includes Fayetteville, and has a population of 2,726,000 persons.The “Triangle” name was cemented in the public consciousness in the 1950s with the creation of Research Triangle Park, home to numerous high-tech companies and enterprises. Although the name is now used to refer to the geographic region, “The Triangle” originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region.

  33. 116 Doris
    September 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    YAYYYYYY Chips, I’m in Firefox. Looks good. Can’t find my bookmarks, but all seems well. If I have no shutdowns, than I’m good. Thanks so much for the info. You are a dear.

  34. September 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    MSNBC is really riding the NY election story, saying it will make Dems hesitant to support Obama and to visibly support the AJA etc. They’re making it a huge story and a BIG INDICATOR. Do they not know what we know about that district and the facts there? Do they know and ignore? Because either explanation is very disturbing.

  35. September 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I just called Harry reids office, telling him to pass the American jobs act, and I said to corral your senators who go rogue and disrespect the president!
    Yup! Yup!

    That is 3 days in a row I have emailed my own reps, called house leadership and now called senate leadership!

    Feels good, too!

  36. 125 collegekay
    September 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    The ladies always want to touch him/ hug him. I don’t blame them.

    • September 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      When I read this here previously I thought ‘how sad’. To live life always afraid must take its toll on you over time. She really should be encouraged to get out of politics so that there will be no need to mention her..

  37. 128 Me4obama
    September 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Nobody likes him, Nobody, did I say Nobody?, OK one more time, Nobody 😆 thanks you Chips for the photos, they tell the whole story, I will listen to the Speech when I get off work.

  38. 130 tally
    September 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Thom Hartman whined on his show this morning that PBO was “caving again” blah blah blah – because these fuckheads seem to have lost the ability to reason about godsdamn ANYTHING. It was in reference to something PBO said yesterday, about signing part of the bill, then demanding the rest of it… so I went to the boards and posted this:

    “I disagree. I think PBO is setting them up – again.

    Think about it – If they try to pass part of it, without getting rid of the tax cuts for the überwealthy – HOW ARE THEY GOING TO PAY FOR ANY OF IT??

    So, they are either FOR debt reduction, or they’re not. They’re either for the American People, or they’re for their überwealthy DONORS ONLY. Either way, it’s a win for the President. Everyone here already knows what they’re for – defeating Obama. The GOPMedia will never call them out on it. That’s OUR JOB. POTUS did it today in NC, and has been doing it for three days now. He’s going to do it again tomorrow.

    Video of the whole speech should be here soon: http://theobamadiary.com/2011/09/14/raleigh

    The bigger problem is people who continue to whine about, demean, and dismiss this President. The most Progressive President in my lifetime. Every time you do that – you convince one more voter ON OUR SIDE to stay home in 2012.


    • 131 nintendowii10
      September 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Ahh the caving euphemism. It gets tiring hearing it from the professional left.

      As I have pointed out, these professional left asshats don’t see that President Obama has put these Republicans in a box. If the Republicans vote against AJA, then they will have given President Obama the talking points about how the Republicans played partisan political games while keeping people unemployed. If the Republicans vote for AJA, they will feel the full wrath of the Teapug extremists. No matter what the Republicans do, they cannot walk out of this fight winners. That the professional left can’t see this shows how politically tone deaf they truly are.

    • 135 Sue in Minnesota
      September 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      Absolutely spot on! Thanks Tally.

      I wrote my Minnesota Republican do nothing rep. I also wrote Keith Ellison representing another Minnesota district and part of the Progressive Caucus. I urged him to relay to his fellow caucus members to be more creative in their forays into public venues with their language. I said too often they voice their message and President Obama becomes collateral damage, the last thing the Democrats can afford. I also lied about my personal information in order to submit an e-mail to Jan Schakowsky essentially repeating the same message.
      This is my confession of sorts 😉

      I sent MSNBC a shame on you regarding cutting off the President’s NC rally. Won’t be long, they will see my name and send me straight to the to trash bin….her again!

      The seasons are changing here in Minnesota, which has a physical/emotional effect on me. This is a funky day for me and my energy reflects it. I’ll give this a break for now, but will come back to it later.

      Thanks everyone for doing “your Homework,” President Obama will be pleased.

  39. 136 nintendowii10
    September 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Just look at all those people… and yet the professional left continues to lie and say President Obama has lost his base.

    If he has lost his base, then how is he able to fill up every venue he visits?

    The professional left can’t stand the fact that President Obama is more popular than they are. Jane Hamsher, Glenn Greenwald, Cenk Uygar, Arianna Huffington, Adam Greene, Keith Olbermann, they would all kill to be as popular as President Obama currently is.

    These folks that showed up to see President Obama speak, THEY are the base, not these multimillionaire Republicans masquerading as liberals who only care about filling their pockets.

  40. 137 amari10
    September 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I wonder what happened to head SS detail Joe Clancy. I graduated from college with his son, but I doubt he’ll tell me what’s going on.

    Cool story:

    Sitting in my chair during graduation I looked to my right and saw my family sitting in the stands and immediately behind him was a bald guy with the most stern look on his face and I wondered, “I know that guy” but couldn’t wrapped my head around where I knew him from. After the ceremony I found my family and again he was standing just inches away from my grandmother. It was then, immediately knew who he was. So I walked up to him and stuck out my hand and said, “Thanks for everything that you do.” He gave me a strong handshake and said, “Congratulations.” He’s very intimidating to say the least, but at the same time I was able to see that he’s human – a dad who was proud of his son. His son majored in political science. How fitting.

    • 138 tally
      September 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      That’s an AWESOME story!!!! 😀

    • 139 Sue in Minnesota
      September 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Neat story. And I appreciate very much that you expressed your gratitude to him openly. There are alot of us that recognize how serious the task they undertake to protect our President is.

      Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear tell of their experiences….not a likely, but it would be fascinating.

    • 140 theo67
      September 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks for saying thanks – for all of us. They really do an important job, and I always rest easier when I see Clancy behind the President. Congratulations on your graduation!

  41. 141 nospin
    September 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    The President’s video is now available on CSPAN for folks like me who missed it.


  42. 143 Linda
    September 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Blue Dogs Cool To Obama Jobs Vision


    Good Grief…..why can’t they support the President ?

    • 144 lmrj
      September 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      No surprise there. They have never supported POTUS in any of his initiatives since January 20, 2009. They are basically repuglycans in Dem clothing.

      • 145 nintendowii10
        September 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

        Please quit with the “They are Republicans in Dem clothing” lie, because that ends up depressing turnout and giving the election to Republicans.

        The Blue Dogs represent Republican districts and states, so of course they’re going to posture and be against some things President Obama proposes, but they aren’t against everything that he proposes. The American Recovery Act passed with Blue Dog support, as well as the American Care Act.

        As conservative as the Blue Dogs are, they are NOTHING like the current crop of Republicans, so cut the horseshit about how they are Republicans in Dem clothing. You want to see Republicans in Dem clothing, look at Jane Hamsher, Glenn Greenwald, Adam Greene, Cenk Uygar, Ed Shultz, Arianna Huffington and the professional left.

        • 146 nospin
          September 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

          Why was it not okay for that lukewarm comment from lmrj but it was okay for you to adopt the tone toward lmrj the way you did?

          I could argue that statements like yours “cut the horseshit” and the rest of your sentence could also depress turnout and place folks in a position where they feel that they cannot express themselves in a safe environment. We all support the President.

          I get your point but lmrj had a valid point as well. You may not agree with it but there were large elements of truth.

          ** stepping back to mind my own business. I am aware that you weren’t addressing me and probably wrote in the heat of the moment but just couldn’t in good conscience scroll past without commenting.

          • 147 nintendowii10
            September 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

            Sorry, I just have had it with that lie that Blue Dog Democrats are Republicans in Dem clothing, and it needs to be called out for what it is… horseshit, especially considering that a majority of the folks parroting that lie are full of it. It’s those kinds of lies that get the Republicans elected… if you work against the Blue Dog Democrats, who represent Republican districts, who do you think are going to get elected? Just look at what happened with Blanche Lincoln and other Blue Dogs who were replaced by Republicans.

            Working against Blue Dogs is one of the most politically tone deaf actions I’ve seen. It needs to stop, and I’m going to call out everyone who works against them, which includes parroting the lie that they are closet Republicans. As I pointed out, while you can make the argument that they might bear similarities to Republicans in the past, they are NOTHING like the current crop of Republicans.

        • 148 57andFemale
          September 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

          Those laws passed but our biggest enemies in what was finally in those bills were the Blue Dogs.

          Recovery Act was severely watered down, smaller, heavier on tax cuts than actual stimulative spending because of the Blue Dogs.

          ACA — who was the jerk who wanted all that anti-abortion language? Yeah, he finally went along with the bill but not after making the process a holy hell. There are a myriad of other examples of the damage done to the health care law by Blue Dogs.

          It was NEVER Republicans that Obama had to placate — it was the destructive Blue Dogs who held everything hostage. I had never seen a party go against their President’s agenda in such a way as they did to Obama. They ran from health care reform, they ran from the stimulus. They were the ones who didn’t even try to find a way to sell this agenda to their constituents. Use methods that appeal to your constituents — I don’t expect them to sound like raving left wing loons. But the President had a right to expect their support for bills that were, by all measures, moderate.

          Had they held together with Obama’s very sane, moderate proposals, they would have passed easily. It was the — yes, Republicans in Democratic clothing, that contributed greatly to the watering down of these bills and the lack of understanding by the public of what these bills actually accomplished.

          • 149 nintendowii10
            September 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

            And even you repeat the horseshit that the blue dogs are closet Republicans. If they are closet Republicans, how come none of them voted to end Medicare or Social Security?

            This is a politically tone deaf action, and it needs to stop. By calling them closet Republicans, you end up with results like what happened last fall… where turnout is depressed, and Republicans win.

            Like it or not, the blue dogs are NOT our enemy. The enemy are the current crop of Republicans who want to gut Medicare and every social reform out there, but here you are helping them win by demonizing the Blue Dogs, who are needed for our ideas to even have a chance of passing.

            The biggest enemies when it came to the stimulus and the healthcare reform were NOT the Blue Dogs, they were the Republicans, who voted in LOCKSTEP AGAINST those two pieces of legislation. And because folks like you labeled the Blue Dogs closet Republicans, they got defeated and we got more lockstep Republicans to replace them and make things more difficult.

            Sorry, this horseshit needs to stop. The bluedogs are NOT our enemy, and it pisses me off to no end that you and others refuse to see how politically tone deaf and stupid working against them is.

  43. 150 hopefruit2
    September 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    This is funny and AMAZING at the same time. Every sentence or phrase our President utters is met with a resounding response from the audience!!! They just love their President!!!

  44. September 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I tell you all, that fucked up election came at a bad time!
    It allowed the msm to change the subject back to doom and gloom for the president!
    Bad luck!

    • 154 hopefruit2
      September 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      No it didn’t. The MSM would have used ANYTHING to change the subject because that’s who they are. So it’s up to us to refocus and continue. I don’t see the President getting distracted – he gave a phenomenal speech at NC and the crowd didn’t seem to be depressed about NY-09. It’s the media and PL that are desperately focused on that small inconsequential election.

      • 155 FiredUpInCA
        September 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

        Someone made the point, it may have been you hopefruit2, that if the Democrats had won NY-9 the media would say it’s an empty victory since the district is going to be eliminated. The media are not our friends. Ratings, conflict, corporations and the GOP are their friends. We will win in spite of, not because of them.

    • 157 JoJothecat
      September 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      NO one can stop this president unless we let them. The MSM will use anything to make something about the President. One day were up..one day were down. Don’t let last night get you down. Listen to Randi Rhoads if you can. She’ll walk you down.

    • 158 nintendowii10
      September 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Jovie enough of your hair on fire false narratives. The elections last night determined NOTHING. Anthony Wiener’s district is going away, and the Nevada one was ALWAYS right wing, yet you continue to echo the right wing media noise and poison the debate, which will end up depressing turnout, which means we LOSE.

      Time to start reporting FACTS and not MSM manufactured drama and theatrics.

    • 159 57andFemale
      September 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Ignore this election.

      I, for one, don’t take kindly to being told to ignore the other side. I think we need to know what they’re saying.

      But in this case, ignore this election. The demographics of this district are not indicative of anything. It’s been trending right wing anyway and thanks to Weiner being a first class jackass, the door was open to losing this seat.

      Am I happy about it? Of course not. MSM will get distracted by the next shiny object and move on. Turning a truly red district to blue over Medicare — THAT was a more important election.

  45. September 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Interior dept just got the final Coast Guard report on the oil rig disaster!
    And it says that BP is mostly to blame, then the contractors!
    BP will not be happy, as the govt can now fine them all sorts of money for polluting our ocean, with that shit!

  46. September 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Hey chip,
    I know this is from the hill, but it has very good insight on the jobs act:


  47. 167 FiredUpInCA
    September 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Dow industrials rise 132 points to 11,237.91


    So even though the Dow rose due to Greece being on track to reach its fiscal targets and the Euro rising after European leaders met, if the media plays but its own rules the headline should read: “Dow Rises Following President’s Job Speech in Raleigh”

  48. September 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    By the Numbers:

    RT @Mitch_Stewart: 20k showed up for POTUS event in NC. pass the #americanjobsactnow // #p2 #TFY #obama2012 #JobsNow

    I am believing my lying eyes and ears and not the MSM propaganda

    • 169 Debz
      September 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      20k people who no longer like the President (because the MSM told me) who waited around to see said President, and where cheering wildly!!
      The lost base!!! 🙂 They all looked ready to vote Romney or Perry didn’t they?

  49. September 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Guess what, coburn is blocking the highway bill an the FAA bill, because it costs to much! Now, Harry has to file for cloture, only problem is, this will take the final passage on Friday night!
    The FAA bill runs out in Friday. So, another shutdown!

    • 171 lmrj
      September 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      I’ll bet if the Transportation Secretary had to shut down all air transportation until the FAA bill is passed it would pass with a quickness. Cann’t spend more time tweeting @ work, but will when I get home.

  50. 172 JoJothecat
    September 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Someone in Raleigh who attended called Thom Hartmann talked about how amazing and great the President was. Thom is a PL and was very ho hum about it. I wish I could have been there…the president was on fire.

    • 173 nintendowii10
      September 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Fuck Thom Hartmann and the rest of the self centered ideologues of the professional left. They ALWAYS bitch and whine, and wonder why “liberal” is a dirty word… THEY make it a dirty word, not the right wing Teapugs.

      Everything that President Obama has accomplished, the professional left aided, abetted, and assisted the Teapugs in shitting on them. You didn’t see the professional left celebrating the American Recovery Act putting many Americans back to work, you heard them echoing the Teapug talking points that it was a failure because it wasn’t big enough. You didn’t see the professional left celebrating when the American Care Act was passed, you saw them bitching about no public option and no single payer, and even helping the Teapugs cheer for its repeal.

      These moronic idealists only care about hearing their own voices and bullshit, but don’t want their bullshit called out for the bullshit that it is. And the media has the audacity to have these yahoos on as “President Obama’s disgruntled base,” which is another one of the many reasons I don’t pay the media any attention.

      • 174 tally
        September 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

        I just tweeted him:

        @Thom_Hartmann Every time you demean the POTUS you encourage another progressive to stay home and not vote in 2012. STOP IT.

        Would be great if everyone here did the same.

    • 175 theo67
      September 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      I stopped listening to Thom ages ago, and now I’ve stopped listening to everyone on the so-called “liberal radio” except for Randi Rhodes. The ads on the KTLK website are pure right wing nonsense. I don’t even listen to Stephanie Miller anymore, who is a staunch supporter of President Obama, but her people and most of her guests are PL and disgruntled left. I don’t need to start my day like that. I now listen to NPR on my long drive into work, and get to work much better informed and only mildly irritated.

  51. 176 MsKitty
    September 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Sixth pic from the bottom is totally the finger point of doom. Somebody with Photoshop skills should have a bolt of lightning coming out of it (LOL).

  52. 178 theo67
    September 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Those ladies really have a hold on President Obama, don’t they? I can’t blame them.

  53. 179 Shafeeqah V. Smith
    September 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    The man got it goin’ on! Way to go, Mr. President!

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