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President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 11, 2011, to thank them for their work in disrupting a plot to assassinate Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama attended a private DNC fundraiser in the suburbs of Orlando after a visit with unemployed construction workers in a downtown Irish bar.

The President spoke about job creation, health care and the challenges facing his re-election campaign.

“Back in 2008, it was sort of lightning in a bottle,” he said. “There was huge excitement and I wasn’t as gray. Everybody had those ‘hope’ posters and all that stuff. And it was cool to be an Obama supporter, because it was new and fresh. And, now, everybody looks and says, we see him on TV all the time. He is looking old and worn out. Everybody still loves Michelle, though … And the girls. And Bo.”

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ThinkProgress: Romney did raise taxes to help pay for reform in Massachusetts. The expansion of coverage is financed with federal funding and higher taxes on individuals who fail to purchase coverage and large businesses that didn’t offer insurance. Romney admitted as much during a March 7, 2010 interview on Fox News Sunday: “If they don’t buy insurance, they’ll find that their taxes are higher,” he said.

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First lady Michelle Obama addressed a DNC fundraiser at a private residence in D.C. Tuesday night, emphasizing the importance of working together during difficult economic times.

She continued to push for her husband’s jobs bill, stressing that it would help stimulate the economy. The bill, she said, was part of Americans’ obligation to help each other.

“It’s about whether we as a country will honor the fundamental promise that we made generations ago, that when times are hard, we do not abandon our fellow citizens,” she said. “We don’t do that. That’s not who we are.”

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on his return from trips to Pennsylvania and Florida where he promoted the American Jobs Act


80 Responses to “wrap-up”


  1. October 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    President Obama has shown the public exactly whose side the Republicans are on – if there were any doubt. I keep reading that several Dems probably wouldn’t have voted for the bill had it not been filibustered. I don’t know if this is true, but maybe Reid didn’t bring out the cots because he knew he didn’t have the votes. At any rate the President said the fight continues. Hopefully, parts of the bill will be passed. I am so disgusted with this outcome.

    • 2 anniebella
      October 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      Shahidah, don’t worry. November 2012 as POTUS and FLOTUS stands up there and celebrate with the rest of us POTUS re-election. You won’t even remember tonight.

      • October 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

        That’s the spirit. Thank you !!

        • 4 Jennifer
          October 12, 2011 at 12:32 am

          Thanks for the positive words! This is definitely my oasis to come to in the midst of the insanity. Major hugs to all my fellow TODers! G’nite, Jennifer

      • 5 dotster3
        October 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

        Sneaking in with a heads up——Michelle Obama will be interviewed by Al Roker on the Today Show at 8:30 re. her fight against childhood obesity and their family dinner time and also about that Huge Target caper. Don’t watch before then, tho, or else you’ll have to suffer through Jamie Gangel’s continued love affair with Chris Christie and his god-like endorsement of Romney.

  2. 6 Bobfr
    October 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    In summary:

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    In a democracy, the majority determines legislation. 51 Democratic Senators PASSED Pres Obama’s Jobs Bill, Today. #GOP filibustered. Period.

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    America – Republicans lied you into Iraq, destroyed the economy, failed to get Osama, refuse to create jobs, will kill Medicare & hate you.

    #PRESSON

    • 7 desertflower
      October 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      Keep it going, Bob! Everything you say is true. We have 13 months to get it through thick skulls….

    • 10 CJS
      October 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      Our government structure is the way it is for a reason. We cannot call for simple unchecked majority rule when it suits us. We are not like them.

      We need a supermajority in the Senate.

      • October 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

        That’s debatable on the actual substantive votes, but at the very least, it shouldn’t take 60 ayes just to bring something to a vote. Tonight they stopped the bill from even being voted on. That’s not right.

      • 12 Bobfr
        October 12, 2011 at 1:57 am

        When I was much younger I would have responded differently to you inane comment.

      • 13 nathkatun7
        October 12, 2011 at 2:30 am

        Where does it say in the Constitution that you need a super majority to pass bills? Super majorities are required to impeach a president or to override a presidential veto. They never required to pas bills. If that were the case Bill Clinton would never have passed his Economic bill that revived the economy. In order to pass the senate, VP Gore had to break the tie. There was NO FILIBUSTER! Did Democrats filibuster everything proposed by Ronald Reagan, Bush Sr. or Bush Jr.? Even the Republicans never filibustered everything proposed by Bill Clinton. Why are you all of a sudden suggesting that what Republicans are doing to this President is the norm and is morally defensible? I am sorry but hypocrites like you disgust me! You know what? History will judge how unfairly President Obama has been treated by the right wingers and by the so called left wingers. You wait, the moment we have a white President, people will start demanding majority rule. WE DO NOT NEED A SUPER MAJORITY IN THE SENATE! We never did before. That’s why the Constitution provides that VP who is also President of the Senate, can cast a vote to break a tie. Only people interested in undermining this president are saying this. I am sorry but this is nothing but covert racism! It’s amazing that these idiots in Congress are prepared to destroy the country if that’s the only way they can deny President Obama a second term. What a despicable bunch of losers and their enablers! Why are they getting paid with our tax money to do nothing.

        • 14 utaustinliberal
          October 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

          Absolutely brilliantly stated Nath. CJS is spewing outright nonsense. Thank you for setting his/her erroneous comments straight. When have we ever needed a super majority vote not related to impeaching a President or overriding a Presidential veto? A simple majority vote ALWAYS means bills are called up on the floor for debate and bills are voted on. For CJS to say that we can’t demand a simple majority when it suits us means he/she is being very disingenuous, using a blinkered thought process, or is quite politically and historically naive. Democrats have never shown this level of obstruction towards the opposition and have shown this despicable level of disrespect towards a President. The amount of hate the republicans have towards our President (one individual) is so vitriolic that they are willing time and time again to let the country go to hell in a handbasket just to thump their chests and crow loudly that they sucked it to President Obama and didn’t allow him a win. I can’t wait for them to be run out of town by the American people come 2012.

          • 15 anniebella
            October 12, 2011 at 4:18 am

            Thank you nathkatun7 and utaustinliberal, you said a mouth full there and every word was the TRUTH . Thank you. Thank you. And dam idiot knows what the Republicans are doing. Do anything to get rid of that black President.

          • October 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

            Beautifully stated, UT. If you think a super majority is needed, you’ve bought the Republican’s lies. They are obstructionists, pure and simple, and they have to be ousted or there won’t be a future for this country.

        • 17 Chi
          October 12, 2011 at 5:59 am

          Absolutely spot on Nathkun…

          Thank you…

        • 18 Bobfr
          October 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

          Perfection, Nath!

          #PRESSON

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      October 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      You need to start tweeting at the White House, Bobfr! Good message capture.

      • 20 Bobfr
        October 12, 2011 at 2:09 am

        For a start:

        Our4thEstate Bobfr
        @whitehouse A Majority of the Senate voted for Jobs. #GOPFAIL voted for more harm to Americans. Senate rules enabled #GOP to harm us all.

        #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

    • 23 a4alice
      October 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

      thanks Bob. This is a process. I think it was great that everybody tweeted and emailed and called. Like Jovie said in another post I think that this action helps. Well I am going to bed. Goodnight TOD.

  3. October 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Your second tweet says it all Bob. I am sick to death of republicans, just fed up with everything about them, sick and tired of all the mayhem they cause, all their lies, everything about them disgusts me. They don’t listen to the people at all, they vote against us all the time.. and to listen to these idiots debate is just awful & a disgrace to all of us. Sorry to be so nasty, but they really really got to me today.

    Have a good rest everyone, good night.

    • 26 desertflower
      October 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

      Hugs, sherijr….they are showing their true colors and we knew they would. The people WILL KNOW who was on their side, and who wanted them all to rot in the gutter. After all, THEY GOT THEIRS !!! I’m with you….they repulse me.

      • October 12, 2011 at 12:16 am

        Hey df, thanks for the hugs… and right back to you (((desertflower))).

      • 28 HZ
        October 12, 2011 at 12:39 am

        Hi sherijr, you have a right to feel as you do. I feel the same. We are tired but we will not become weary. We have each other in our TOD family. There are millions more just like us. We will continue to think and do good deeds to bring others into the factual information courts of our dwelling places as we reach out to get them registered all across the country.

        This is not going to be easy as POB has already told us, but we can win this again. We have the courage, the stamina, the honesty, the drive and encouragement from our President, so there is no place but up for all of us to go.

        We will pray for our best to be displayed at all times, and pray for POB and Michelle and his entire team to stay focus, encouraged, and give much wisdom in all that they have to do daily.

        Goodness will prevail. We want the good for all people. We made the phone calls, wrote the tweets, wrote the emails, and made all the contacts on this one. We will continue to do the same when we are called to move out with all of the energy and power to continue to bring forth a win that is won with grace and focus on all of our parts.

        I am tired, in much pain, hurt, but not without HOPE. I will keep on moving and PRESSING On as Bobfr says. We have each other. Get some rest and meditate and prayer much. We are working with and for a good and decent man. We will be fine. I love you all so very much. Thanks and a BIG HUG to our precious Chipsticks. We love you Chipsticks, and you get some rest as well.HZ

    • 29 Bobfr
      October 12, 2011 at 2:08 am

      sherijr, you have no reason to apologize and every reason to be disgusted. We will all grow because we are all here to support one another in a truly epic struggle against avarice, hate and total disregard for the quality of every person’s life and the exceptional reality that any life even exists, on this planet or anywhere in the universe.

      Warmest regards,
      Bob

    • 30 nathkatun7
      October 12, 2011 at 2:39 am

      Sheri, you are not alone! I feel so disgusted that I almost unleashed some nastiness myself! This do nothing Congress does not deserve to be paid. May be we can start a petition saying: “TELL CONGRESS, NO JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE, NO PAY FOR A DO NOTHING CONGRESS! I am really sick of these people. So, I understand perfectly where you are coming from.

      I hope you have a good night too.

    • October 12, 2011 at 7:40 am

      Sherijr, it’s hard NOT to feel the way you do. Every day these right wingers and haters are in Congress is a dark day for the country. They have proven exactly what they’re worth–nothing. We have known that from the start, but with hard work and persistence, a majority of people will see this clearly come election day and throw them to the curb. This is my constant prayer–let people have eyes to see what terrible injustice and hatred comes from the R’s. And let them see the goodness of our president.

  4. 32 CJS
    October 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Another tremendous pro-government segment from Dr. Maddow (Ph. D., politics Oxford) –

    “ This is the way it’s supposed to work ”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/

    Rachel haters should be ashamed of themselves. Just saying.

    • October 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      Personally, I only object to Rachel when she’s being disingenuous, CJS, like that hopelessly dishonest segment she did on the President’s position on DOMA. Truly, she should have been ashamed of herself that night. Just saying.

      PS Margaret Thatcher also attended Oxford, so I wouldn’t mention it too much!

    • October 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

      I don’t know if there are Rachel haters on this blog. There are people (me included) that reject her desire to blame the President for what is truly the responsibility of Congress. I also have a problem with her and other Pro Left folks who find it necessary to tell THIS President what to do, when to do it and how to do it as if they get intel and briefings every morning.

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        October 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

        Well, that’s both of us. 🙂

        • 38 HZ
          October 12, 2011 at 1:06 am

          I am not a Rachel hater, but I am in complete agreement with Chipsticks, Shahidah and JLB. I did not like it either when Rachel was so disrespectful in how she presented that segment about the President’s position on DOMA. I thought it was unfair, not true, and out of line that night. And I wrote to Rachel about it. She has a habit of trying to dictate to the President how he should do things in the Oval Office, and I do not appreciate that about her program much of the time. It is not her duty to dictate to the President of the United States how fast he should be doing things, when it comes to his responsibilities in the Oval Office. She does not have all of the facts especially on security matters.

          I just feel that her attitude of trying to come across as ‘boss person’ just does not sit well with me. The President does not have to jump when she says jump. Where was she during GW’s time in the WH .. Her attitude at times is a big ‘put off.
          That is not hate, it is just an observation that I do not appreciate from her, and believe me, I have written to her when it has been appropriate to do so.

          She is very smart and she is good about doing her research, but it is still the manner in which she delivers her knowledge that is so important. I do not believe that there is anyone on this site who hates her. We try to move beyond the ugly attitudes that are so prevalent on so many other blog sites that I have seen in my past. That is why I love Chipsticks ability and dedication to keep her site free of that type of interaction. I love that about our family here. very much.HZ

    • October 12, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Rachel haters? You mean people who hate it when journalists lie or lie about the President’s record?

    • 41 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      October 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

      I do think this is a really fascinating story and will tweet it around. It is good to be able to point out to the “against big government” crowd that we do in fact need government and would be screwed without it.

    • 42 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      October 12, 2011 at 1:56 am

      I dislike Rachel. If you want to call it hate so be it. She is disingenuis. She lied on our great president when it came to DADT and DOMA. She is a part of the MSM Corporate Obama Bash festival to make him a one term President. MSNBC is not a Progressive network. None of the cable news networks are. MSNBC feeds Obama supportes little bits and pieces of good journalism then they go back to the lies, distortions, and attacks to continue to make him look bad to the public. This link you provided is another example of a good story to keep supporters coming back for viewership, then the next day BOOM. LOD is the same way.

      Rachel has shown her true colors. Reverand Al Sharpton is the only consistent force for PBO and Progressives on the air today. SAD but true. Obama/Biden 2012!!

    • 43 nathkatun7
      October 12, 2011 at 2:46 am

      CJS, Who are the rachel haters? Why are you all of a sudden trying to raise stink on this beautiful site? I’ve seen Ms Maddow praised when he did good, but also criticized when she decided to peddle lies and PL talking points in bashing the President. Is that what you call hate?

    • 44 utaustinliberal
      October 12, 2011 at 3:56 am

      Really??!! CJS “Rachel haters?” Now isn’t that just being a little bit too precious? 🙄 Not to mention disinegnuous and an outright lie. You should be ashamed of yourself for painting us all with a disgusting broad brush. How about you take the chip off your shoulder and remove the log from your eyes before you continue pissing us off. We DON’T hate Rachel; we dislike it when so called “journalists” who are supposed to present truth LIE about President Obama’s unwavering support for the LGBT community or his unwavering support for the repeal of DOMA. We dislike it when so called “journalists” dictate to the President what he must do and if he doesn’t kowtow to their demands then he and his Presidency is diminished. I don’t know what your problem is tonight; this is your second blatantly erroneous and outright wrong statement casting disgusting aspersions on TOD’ers. Whatever is bugging you, kindly leave us out of it.

    • 46 MsKitty
      October 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

      If having an issue with a “journalist” that constantly resorts to chicken little theming, shows disrespect and condescension to the President on a regular basis, and rarely apologizes when the facts prove her wrong time and time again makes me a hater, then pass me that bottle of Haterade over there.

  5. 47 Betty's Girl
    October 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I would have loved to see the First lady speech at the fundraiser! Chips how do I email you?

  6. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Chips – Not sure how you do it, but thanks for the all-day “coverage” here and then this beautiful wrap-up.

    Congratulations to President Obama and his national security team for thwarting yet another terrorist plot, helping to keep America and the world much safer.

    We all may want to head over to whitehouse.gov to send him a quick thank you. I’m just sayin’.

  7. October 12, 2011 at 12:11 am

    BBC FP

    Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-us-canada-15267269

    It’s a pity that two dems gave them some ‘bipartisan’ cover.

    • 51 bonkers
      October 12, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Jon Tester is one of the liars based upon his official statement, which claims he wants EXACTLY what the President’s Bill has in it.

      Help out at Tester’s Facebook page:
      http://www.facebook.com/senatortester

      It’s filled with pissed past supporters of his, except for one Teebagger, who refers to the President who got bin Laden and most of Al-qaeda’s leadership, as “Barack Hussein Abdullah Obama.”

      Jon, enjoy your one new friend, you liar!

      I come from a long line of farmers, and I want my money back that I donated to you, Jon. You got some big corporate job at Monsanto or similar company waiting for you, my friend?

      • 52 jacquelineoboomer
        October 12, 2011 at 12:37 am

        Thanks for that link, bonkers. I “liked” so many of the negative comments against his vote, that my hand hurts. 🙂

        • 53 bonkers
          October 12, 2011 at 12:47 am

          HA! Nice job.

          Just can’t believe how dishonest Tester’s statement is. He could’ve just voted against it and I probably wouldn’t be reacting, but the blatant lies/knocks on President Obama in Tester’s statement just set me off. Still trying to get myself to ask WWOD (What Would Obama Do)? and calm myself down.

          • October 12, 2011 at 6:05 am

            Bonkers,well I understand how you feel.Here is how I did to let the fools know how I feel.
            I sent the following tweets to the two jokers;
            @jontester So you voted NO to the jobs bill and being a dirt farmer my be OK for you.But everybody doesn’t have a dirt farm.
            To Nelson I sent this tweet;
            @senBenNelson Well U earned your bribe money tonight voting against The America,don’t spend it all in #1 place spread it out to help ECONOMY. I know those fools don’t care but at least somebody in their offices have to man those twitter accounts for those jerks and some point in time they will let it out in some cocktail party. When they are all drunk with power, they will let it out that people will vote them all out of work.So feel a little down but #PRESSON we will do it again 4 more for 44.

    • 55 nathkatun7
      October 12, 2011 at 2:47 am

      Really sickening!

  8. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2011 at 12:31 am

    *They will be smoked*

    Here’s a good wrap-up of the R debate: http://www.politicususa.com/en/5-reasons-bloomberg-debate

  9. October 12, 2011 at 12:44 am

    roger simon of politico

    “The Republican race has turned into “The Wizard of Oz.” Rick Perry wants a brain. Mitt Romney wants a heart. And any number of candidates are Dorothy, realizing there is no place like home and they should have stayed there.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65719.html

  10. October 12, 2011 at 12:48 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday signaled the United States remains open to exploring a peace deal including the Haqqani network, the militant group that U.S. officials blame for a campaign of high-profile violence that could jeopardize Washington’s plans for withdrawing smoothly from Afghanistan.

    “Where we are right now is that we view the Haqqanis and other of their ilk as, you know, being adversaries and being very dangerous to Americans, Afghans and coalition members inside Afghanistan, but we are not shutting the door on trying to determine whether there is some path forward,” Clinton said when asked whether she believed members of the Haqqani network might reconcile with the Afghan government.

    “It’s too soon to tell whether any of these groups or any individuals within them are serious,” she said in an interview with Reuters.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE79B0G220111012?irpc=932

  11. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2011 at 1:22 am

    TOD members, thanks a lot for all you activism. we get up tommorrow, dust off the dirt and start working again to support POTUS and the nationa

    Chipsticks, thanks a lot for managing an extremely busy, challenging and emotional day for some of us. Good to see that the President is home safe.

    Praying for a better tommorrow

  12. 61 Debz
    October 12, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Our President looks tired, or maybe not feeling well. I hope he gets some rest. Thanks Chips for giving us this wonderful place of sanity!!
    Linda, tomorrow will be better!!! 🙂

  13. 62 JoJothecat
    October 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

    What a day TOD family. Just like the President, time to PRESS ON!

  14. October 12, 2011 at 2:48 am

    What is the matter with the lawmakers voting no to everything? Are they comfortable with their constituents support? It seems to me, they are being supported by their communities. What is going on? Are their supporters willing to let the country fall apart?

    • 64 anniebella
      October 12, 2011 at 4:28 am

      This is Mitch McConnell and the Republicans agenda. Do whatever they can to make this President a one term President. Do they care if the country go under? NO! Do they care if people are suffering? NO!

    • 65 anniebella
      October 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

      canada, we are not dealing with normal people here. These sorry ass radical Republicans have only one goal, to defeat President Obama in 2012. They don’t care if the economy suffer, they don’t care if the middle class and poor suffer. They have no heart. They are lead by that sick looking freak Mitch McConnell. There are no decent Republicans anymore, none who will do what is best for the country, it’s all about what’s best for the Republican Party. And when it fail, when it comes back and slap McConnell in his freaking looking face, I will smile from ear to ear. Because President Obama will be re-elected in 2012.

    • October 12, 2011 at 6:20 am

      I hope that each and every element of the bill is voted on separately. Some of the elements will pass; others wont. At least, it should be painful to the Republicans when they vote NO publicly to the individual pieces that they have been for in the past and those that they have always been against.

      Their deceit, dishonesty, greed, hate, etc should always be on display to the American people.

  15. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    October 12, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Thanks TOD Family for stepping up yesterday and making a big difference with calls, tweets, faxes and emails. We started the day with 6 or 7 Dems sitting on the fense and we knocked about 5 of them over to the left side. So that IMO was a successful day. We needed to show that if we had a simple majority vote that we could have won that battle yesterday. We did and that’s a win in my book. Now on to plan B and let’s see how the Repubs vote on this bill piece by piece.

    I belive it was Thomas Jefferson who once said, “Anything worth having is worth fighting for” Keep up the fight and #PressOn.

  16. 69 dotster3
    October 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

    I love love love Obama’s “Hope posters and stuff” quote above. It is so endearing. He is the coolest and so head and shoulders above any of his critics, in every area, it is not even funny. He is a beautiful, complete person, so undeserving of the shabby, nasty treatment he has received from his opponents. I have a feeling, tho, that he is going to best them all again. It’s the only thing that makes sense.

  17. 70 Roberta in MN
    October 12, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Good Morning Tod Family,
    We were discussing the opposition (Republicans). I remember on Bill Moyers show before President Obama was elected, he has on Melissa Perry and she made the comment of paraphrasing here “This is going to be a nasty campaign and if Obama should win, his presidency is going to have all kinds of problems from the Left and the right. They will make sure there will never be another Black President in the White House.) with everything that is going on the past 3 years it’s all there to see, the MSM just doesn’t want to deal with what is right before their eyes. I would like some feed back from all you smart people here on TOD. And Thank You Chips for all you do. I just love this site.

    • October 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

      MHP was spot on unfortunetely.

    • October 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Well, I am not that smart, but Melissa Perry was on bill maher show a little while ago. She admitted she was from Chicago and a huge Obama supporter!
      She is one of us.
      That said, her comment clarifies a very difficult and dark history in America.
      This underlying Racism is mostly exploited by the right.
      It is sick. I hate to see tge President bullied by both sides!
      What is important , is he has us, and their are Manu more like us.
      I talked to a fall fellow in my area and we are setting up lots of volunteers in my area. 5k volunteers in my county are ready to rock and roll. He said, they are very excited to get started.
      We have a get together at a park on Saturday. I get to meet the regional supervisor at a OFA picnic.
      5 dollars all you can eat.
      Meanwhile, team Obama realizes that fundraising will allow them to get their message out and they are being creative.
      Axelrod is doing his own fundraising tours, Arne Duncan, and Valerie Jarett also is fundraising tours, even .
      What you don’t see is, we arebuilding a great organization and once it is fully implemented, it will be hard to match!

      Peace-

    • 73 globalcitizenlinda
      October 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

      i never heard that interview at the time but wow she was spot on with her predictions! i wish it could be replayed.

      one thing i know is that President Obama did not get where he is by having things handed to him. He life must be one where resistance to his progress was the order of the day.

      so we should just keep pressing on with President Obama leading the way and although the path will not be smooth, we will get where we need to go because we have a great person as leader

  18. October 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

    They have until Saturday to announce the fundraising totals!
    I wonder if Dylan rat again has made them feel a bit ashamed and are doing a Friday news dump? That guy is an ass!

  19. October 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Hi Family,

    Hope everyone is energized today. I tell you what the Repubs pulled and that clown show of a debate just make me double down on my work for our brilliant President. I’m going to visit family in Chicago — our Pres’s hometown — for the rest of the week but I will definitely be lurking and commenting by iPhone.

    I plan to step up my voter registration and media warfare even more when I get back. I was on a conf call last night with OFA and while I won’t go into details because I don’t want to spill strategies, I can tell you that OFA is doing great things on the ground already in many states. Our President — the organizer-in-chief — has got this. We just have to keep doing what we’re doing.

    And I so agree with Lawrence with his rewrite. Our President hasn’t even begun to campaign and look how he’s moving the needle. Smug, duck-walking Mitt, if he’s the nominee, won’t know what hit him.

    Have to comment on Christie. Have you ever seen such an angry man? I really think that he doesn’t like himself and has low self esteem. This is why his attitude is so ugly. People don’t want an angry vp, if that’s what he’s angling for. We had enough of that with Cheny.

  20. October 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Here’s a poll showing Pres Obama’s approval up in NJ. He’s now at 50-44. Bully Christie’s up to but I say that’s due to our President making him look good during the hurricane.

    “As for President Obama, Fifty percent of voters have a favorable view of him, while 40 percent see him unfavorably – up from an even 44 percent split in August. Thirty-eight percent give him either an A or B, while 31 percent give him a D or F.

    When asked if Obama deserved another term, 50 percent say he does and 42 percent say he does not – a significant turnaround from August, when more voters felt he should not be reelected than should.”

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/poll_gov_christie_pres_obama_m.html

    • October 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

      Which is why the republican governor mcdonrell, wants the President to go to Virginia to see the Earthquake town! They do not care about people, but they do care about a bump in the pOlls.

    • October 12, 2011 at 8:34 am

      Btw: him going around talking about jobs is making his polls rise.
      The GOP wants him to stay in this town where they have relative control of him.
      I read where the debt commission is grid locked, it looks line the Democrats are holding firm for tax increases on the wealthy.
      I am glad their is a trigger, I am just waiting for the GOP to blame the President again. Lol!

  21. October 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

    And, now, everybody looks and says, we see him on TV all the time. He is looking old and worn out. Everybody still loves Michelle, though … And the girls. And Bo.”——–Ha,ha,ha, very funny Mr. President. You know we love you more than ever.


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