florida flyer

An unidentified guest holds up a poster of President Barack Obama as Superman as they watch him depart on Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn at the White House as he travels to Florida.

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  1. 1 CTGirl
    February 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

    So much cuteness!

  2. 14 xtine
    February 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Love the “Superman” guy!

  3. 18 xtine
    February 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Congrats CTGirl! First!

  4. 20 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

    MSNBC will also be carrying the Miami speech live.

  5. February 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Our President is indeed Superman.

    • 24 susanne
      February 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      so important, and yet, if i didn’t come here, i would have missed it! thanks jovie–you bring so much good info day after day.

  6. 25 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I always send a silent THANK YOU to my fellow Americans who stand with signs, waves, and smiles, on rope lines, in motorcades, at events — who show our Prez love, excitement and support. Love ’em!

  7. 29 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    HEADLINE: CBO: Stimulus continues to deliver

    // The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package continues to have a significant effect. The bill raised fourth-quarter 2011 gross domestic product by as much as 1.5 percent, it states, and lowered the unemployment rate by as much as 1.1 percentage points. //


  8. 32 PoliticalJunkessa
    February 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Hmmm…looking at his schedule….I had heard a rumor PBO might be at the Miami Heat v. NY Knicks game tonight….hmmmmm….

  9. 38 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Even former NY Governor George Pataki (R) says that President Obama was the big winner of last night’s GOP debate.

    • February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      I am still flumoxed about Gallup! Here is a guy(Robney) who has virtually No minority support and his base hates him, but yet he is up by 4?
      That means the President must be in the high 20s for white voters.
      That is BS!

      • 40 jeff
        February 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

        Gallup is a huge joke, just as big as Rasmussen has become. Most other polls differ on Gallup which makes me wonder if something happened with their polling methods.

    • 41 Debz
      February 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      I would say President Obama has won all 20 debates!!! 🙂

    • 42 Lorraine
      February 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Chuck Todd even said as much this morning on The Today Show and on the Daily Rundown. Sully said that lil Ricky won.

  10. 43 Lorraine
    February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This is for Jovie:


    Even this right-wing outfit has President Obama beating flip flop. I wouldn’t put any stock in Gallup especially after I listened to the head of this polling company comments on CNBC last week.

    • February 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Robney has no minority support, so Gallup is puzzling!

      • 45 Lorraine
        February 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

        I think the Gallup guy was on CNBC on last Monday the 13th. He has a book out he was promoting, he was in the Twilight Zone talking about his poll and the unemployment rate.

    • 46 hopefruit2
      February 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Rasmussen has Obama beating Robney in Redstate Virginia!!!

      • February 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        Rasmussen????????!!!!!! And they have PBO 10 points up on Romney nationally!!!!!

        • 48 hopefruit2
          February 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

          I’m thinking that Gallup must have added an anti-Obama algorithm ap to his polling data…one that automatically deducts 10-15 points from Obama’s approval numbers.

          • February 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

            Underpoll minorities!

            Big time!

            • 50 donna dem 4 obama
              February 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

              His daily tracking poll never gives any breakdown on who he polls. 🙄

              The only reason I give him even an ounce of credibility was because he was dead on for the 2010 mid-term elections but his daily tracking Presidential poll just seems to be way off base with everyone else . Everyone else has shown the President at 50% or above at some point (even the Ras poll) but not Gallup.

    • 51 Debz
      February 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Since POTUS took office, I have been following rasmussen more than any poll, simply because it is republican. PBO’s numbers have remained consistent in ras, even going over 50% at times. I’m not a big fan of polls because they seem to swing wildly for no apparent reason, especially Gallup, that is why rasmussen seems more realistic. Awhile ago when PBO’s numbers were steady in Gallup, the head of the company started complaining that his numbers shouldn’t be so high considering the economy, and since then Gallup has been the worst.

      • 52 Obama Grandmama
        February 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        I remember hearing stories about when the heads of our administration under GW were looking for reasons to invade Iraq the people working in that area found what they wanted to use. Like the boss wants something then everything is slanted towards what the boss wants inorder for them to keep their job. If that can be true in the WH why can’t it also be true with a polling company? It is all in who is polled and how the question is asked and interpreted.

    • 53 jeff
      February 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      What did the head of Gallup say? The fact that he is coming out with a book is very revealing because this could be that he’s trying to use his polling firm as a means to promote it.

  11. 54 nintendowii10
    February 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    The national debt is likely to balloon under tax policies championed by three of the four major Republican candidates for president, according to an independent analysis of tax and spending proposals so far offered by the candidates.

    The lone exception is Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who would pair a big reduction in tax rates with even bigger cuts in government services, slicing about $2 trillion from future borrowing.


    February 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm


  13. 62 Linda
    February 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Memory Lane

  14. February 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Speaking of Florida, just saw this story on TPM about Marco Rubio spending time as a Mormon during his boyhood years.

    Even though I think it would be a mistake for Rubio to tie himself to the Romney ticket, with this type of information trickling in, it’s beginning to make me wonder if Rubio and his people ain’t just stupid enough to actually be on the ticket in 2012.

    Like I said, I think it’s would be a mistake, but meh, I don’t care one way or the other, I think in some ways I’m one of the few people who don’t believe that Rubio on the ticket does much in terms of helping Romney or GOP draw in Latino votes and I get that info from my Latino friends who’ve said that just cause Rubio is Latino doesn’t really guarantee Latino support they’ve all said that Puerto Rican or different than Cubans, and Cubans are different than Mexicans and Mexicans are different than Dominincans and so on and so on.

    Anyway, here the TPM link about Rubio once being a Mormon youth:


  15. February 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    For the 14th time since he became president, Barack Obama on Thursday is travelling to Florida — a state his Republican rivals need to win to make him a one-termer.

    Obama is hitting up three high-dollar fundraisers: one at the swank Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, another at the Pinecrest home of a top Democratic fundraiser and a third at the Orlando home of basketball star Vince Carter.

    Wedged amid all the cash-hauling is a public event, for University of Miami students, where Obama is scheduled to talk about his economic plans and, perhaps, his proposals to make college loans more affordable.

    By 11 a.m., more than 500 students had lined up outside UM’s BankAtlantic center. Those same students camped out Wednesday to get their tickets to the event.


    But, the enthusiasm gap…

  16. 71 CTGirl
    February 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    From First Read:

    John Lewis on Santorum and Obama: In his weekly “PRESS Pass” show, NBC’s Gregory interviewed Dem Rep. (and civil-rights icon) John Lewis, who talked about Rick Santorum (with whom he served in Congress) and President Obama. On Santorum: “It’s amazing to see Rick and the role that he’s playing. I’m not so sure he believes all the things that he’s saying… I just don’t think that is the man that I knew when he served in the House.” And on Obama: “Some of the things that you hear people saying about this president… This president has been called everything but a child of God. And as, and I’ve been around a while — I have never, ever seen the type of hostility that exists in America; we didn’t have this type of hostility during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.”


    • 72 hopefruit2
      February 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm


      That’s why when EJ Dionne penned that WaPo article about being “astonished” by the level of paranoia that still exists concerning this President 4 years into his presidency, I tweeted the WaPo and told them that the media helped to fuel racial hostilities via the Tea Party and continues to enable this level of ethnic/racial paranoia. During the CNN debates last night, John King just sat there like a dummy and allowed the candidates to spew their racist, xenophobic and misogynistic vitriol while the MSM proudly declared Romney the “winner” afterwards. Winner of what? Paranoia? Xenophobia, Misogyny? Racism?

      • February 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        yup, the third rate US fourth estate were the enablers of the present hatefest from the rw.

      • 75 sherijr
        February 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        exactly hopefruit, the media is most definitely a pusher of the hate & racism- and many times, imo the instigator.

        • 76 yardarm756
          February 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

          Absolutely. But think about it. The millions being spent on this election cycle is going straight to the MSM in the form of ads, tv time, etc.
          Parasites all. The electronic MSM has got to get theirs before they go the way of print media.

      • 77 GGail
        February 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        Winner of all of the above hopefruit2. I too was astonished at how silent John King was!

      • 78 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        February 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        So sadly true about #NEWSTAINER John King & CNN, hopefruit.


      • 79 nathkatun7
        February 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        Hopefruit, You speak so much TRUTH! I deeply value your commentaries! EJ Dionne’s article was good but he was still apologetic for speaking the Truth. You notice he mainly pushed back against Franklin Graham but no so much about the GOP candidates, Right wing media, and the entire Republican party.

    • 80 sherijr
      February 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      I’m glad he said that.. John Lewis, that the hostility toward POTUS is unprecedented, it is what I’ve believed too. I think too that the fear these white candidates have & the fear they’re intent on pushing is the fear that the white man’s reign will end if Pres Obama wins a second term. I honestly believe the reason these candidates offer nothing but fear- they’ve shown zero attempt at plans to benefit America- is because they’re banking on winning for being white males.

    • 81 bonkers
      February 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Amazing to see Rep. John Lewis put it in those terms when comparing to the Civil Rights Movement. Around the time Stanley Ann’s son was making history a few years ago, I used to comment a lot at a now insane (probably always was, I guess) leading Peak Progressive blog. I remember leaving many comments about how it’s going to get really ugly these next several years with Our Guy as President, and that this is a good thing. Obviously, we’ve seen and are currently seeing this exact thing happen.

      It’s necessary for all this latent, institutionalized racism to bubble up and become very visible, so that we can cut it out of society once and for all (for the most part). They feel threatened, and as we’ve seen, a lot of it exists in otherwise Liberally-minded people too. It’s like having a rat trapped in a corner – it knows it’s stuck and lashes out with all its got before being eliminated. A last gasp, if you will.

      I think that’s what Rep. Lewis is talking about, and it’s making America, and the world for that matter, stronger in the long run, so we should all hold tight and weather the storm. Liberal Librarian has been writing great articles about this recently, and I couldn’t agree more that it’s the end of this strain of Republicanism – hopefully forever. Clearer skies ahead thanks to President Barack Hussein Obama and his family, and if we give him back the House and actually 60 votes in the Senate (for real this time, not the fake 58 number from 2008), this process will only accelerate. As the man said, “Let’s Stay Together” and make history this year! Fired up!

      • 82 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        February 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        Exceptionally well stated.

        The unfinished business of 1865 was not finished in the 1960’s though absolutely critical steps were taken to begin the process of facing the reality that inalienable rights are just that irrespective of race or any other physical, intellectual or social characteristic of a person.

        Had we not had the 1960s Barack Obama would not be President.

        But, as you and others (myself included) noted as we watched the likelihood of Senator Obama becoming President increase, we knew that if/when that day arrived we’d see every latent and not so latent pustule of racism erupt. That’s happened beyond any reasonable doubt.

        On 6 Nov 2012, we need to thoroughly disinfect and begin the process of healing while, through education primarily, also begin the process of massive and persistent immunization against one of the most deadly infections our species has ever encountered – racism.

        Thank you.

        Yes We Can … DO More Together

        Let’s DO it!

        • 83 bonkers
          February 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

          Oh yea, Bobfr! I’ve noticed a lot of your work on Twitter about this, and am amazed at how well you can put it so succinctly. Direct line back to the American Civil War…absolutely, and to think we have the opportunity in our lifetimes to not just see, but actually contribute to closing the book on this sordid chapter in history…amazing! And how incredible is it that the person leading the charge today is the son a man actually born and raised in Africa…so ironic.

          I’m so excited by what’s happening. I’ve noticed with my kids and their friends how time just moves on, and how they don’t even know so many of the household names that were around in my upbringing. Until I told them, they had no idea who the Beatles were, or the Rolling Stones, or Walter Cronkite and so on. The kid, or not even a kid…he was probably in his low 20s….who was behind me in line at the grocery store the night Whitney Houston died, literally had no idea who she was and wondered what all the fuss was about in the store.

          My kids now scream with glee when they see a picture of President Obama and think nothing of the history of how he got there. He’s just simply the President. It’s just the way it is. Nothing weird about it to them. These next few generations will have their own battles for Justice, but this one we’re waging now will not be one of them. We’re going to finish job for the past and the future generations. That “moral arc” is bending faster and faster toward Justice everyday. Ready to go!

          • 84 Obama Grandmama
            February 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

            My daughter-in-law said my ten year old granddaughter could not understand why her mother was sad when she heard that Whitney Houston had died, even when she said she was a great singer and she had heard her music for a long time. So she compared it for my granddaughter to if Beyonce died and my granddaughter immediately understood why she was sad. It is all about comparing something that the younger generation knows and understands to what we grew up understanding regardless of whether it is in entertainment, sports or politics.

            • 85 susanne
              February 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

              excellent insight! very important that all the voting generations have their specific metaphors and historic icons referenced.

          • 86 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            February 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

            Thank you for your lovely, thoughtful response! And, yes — “These next few generations will have their own battles for Justice, but this one we’re waging now will not be one of them. We’re going to finish job for the past and the future generations.” — that is exactly what we are going to do, now.


    • February 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Damn, I love Rep. John Lewis. I, too, have never witnessed such crazy, off the charts vitriol that is daily directed at PBO. It just makes me heartsick.

  17. February 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    President Obama declared Monday that his presidency “is not over” and that he’ll be occupying the White House for another five years.

    In an interview with Univision, a seemingly confident Obama said he’ll have more time to work on hot-button issues like immigration in his next term.



    • 89 Lorraine
      February 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Yes! The first term is about undoing the things that got our beloved Country to the brink of a depression. The second term is about doing things that will keep our beloved Country on the right path to continuing to make our beloved Country the standard barer for economic stability, for what is right, just and good for all the world to see. Get Congress to PASS THE DREAM ACT, FIRST in 2013, Mr. President

  18. 92 lovingandlaughing
    February 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Love that pic of the boy with the sign. My thanks to the boy for showing his support of and pride in the President. The sign looks to have a signature from PBO on it…?

    • 93 Pamela
      February 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      It has the boys’ name and the inscription reads “Dream big dreams”… iPad let’s you magnify… (also let’s you make dreadful typos, right 57?) 😉

  19. 94 defytheodds
    February 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Report from the Road: An Ambitious Plan to Train Ohio Workers for New Jobs

    Dr. Jill Biden and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis today kicked off a three-day “Community College to Career” bus tour to highlight the unique role community colleges play in developing a flexible, highly-skilled 21st-century workforce to meet emerging regional business needs. Secretary Solis is writing updates on the trip from the road.

    Dr. Biden and I just visited DG Medical in Centerville, Ohio, to hear about the incredible BioOhio Workforce development partnership that is helping community colleges like Sinclair Community College prepare Ohioans for jobs in the growing biomedical manufacturing industry….


  20. February 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    A question for folks.

    Thinking in terms of the U. S. House of Representative, which are you more likely to support?

    Candidate A: Solid charisma, hits all the Dem red meat notes in speeches, lacks name recognition but has beaten a Republican before many years ago at the State level.
    Candidate B: Not a scintillating, but still very intelligent speaker who has everything needed to win against the Republican opponent (fund-raising apparatus, Democratic establishment support, name recognition, solid progressive.)

    • 97 susanne
      February 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      i’d say candidate b, though i think you’re asking if the charisma thing really matters. i like that b has dem support, because we have to stay together. and fundraising apparatus means b is charming enough to get people to work for her/him, which is essential. speechifying is, in my opinion, really only important for the pres and cong leaders.

      • February 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        Thank you, Susanne. Yes, speeches, while important to the people who attend meetings, are not the end-all and be-all, or even a great indicator of how a person will govern. Sometimes a candidate who isn’t 100% at campaigning still turns out to be the best at legislating or governing. Ultimately it is all about messaging. Sometimes it is more important what you say, now how well you say it.

  21. February 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Conspiracy! Rivals Accuse Romney And Paul Of Collusion

    The warm friendship between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney is starting to annoy their rivals, who are openly accusing the two candidates of forming a Survivor-style alliance.
    Ron Paul has mostly refrained from tough attacks on Romney, who has some kind words in turn for Paul. The libertarian-leaning Congressman has instead used his debate performances and advertising dollars to go after the rest of the field. Thursday’s debate was no different as Paul lashed Santorum as a “fake” conservative, an attack he’s deployed in a TV spot in Michigan this week as well. Earlier in the race, he took a similar tack with Newt Gingrich. Neither campaign is pleased…

    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called the relationship between Paul and Romney “bizarre” the same morning and offered some idle thoughts as to what either side was getting out of the deal.

    “The thing that went unspoken but everybody knows, and that is that Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have formed an alliance,” Scarborough said. “It is such an obvious alliance that Mitt Romney would do well to just come out and admit it. I don’t know what he’s promised Ron Paul. I don’t know if Ron Paul is hoping that his son gets in the administration. But let’s just be really honest here — for all the people for Ron Paul to form an alliance with in the Republican Party, to pick out Mitt Romney is really bizarre.”

    • February 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      “that his son gets in the administration.”

      what administration ? what was morning blow smoking ?

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Mitt Romney is probably the only person who even acknowledges he exists. Ron Paul is a sad, weak, lonely old man, but he has a well-organized, energized base of support. Mitt just got there first, I should imagine. Santorum and Gingrich are being poor sports for not thinking of forming the alliance themselves. And until recently, neither of them had a ghost of a chance of winning. Ron Paul has sussed out what pretty much everyone knows: Until proven otherwise beyond a shadow of a doubt, Romney is the most likely to win the nomination.

      • 102 Obama Grandmama
        February 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        Earlier it was said that Romney did not want to antagonize Ron Paul and have him run as a third party which would take away votes when he was running in the GE. That made sense to me. What happened to that meme?

    • 105 CTGirl
      February 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      I look forward to visiting this museum 🙂 I still remember my impatience when they finally broke ground for the MLK monument, but look at how proudly he stands in the National Mall today 🙂

      • 106 defytheodds
        February 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        Yes, MLK does stand tall & proudly for all…and this museum will help the healing and to keep the nation moving towards a more-perfect-union…

        PBO: When the Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in 2015, it will be “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life.” President Obama said during the ground breaking ceremony at the site yesterday (2/22/12).

  22. 107 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    So what the hell is Romney going to do during the Presidential debates when he can’t bus in loads of his people to cheer and clap his lies and flip-flops while booing his opponent? What the hell is Romney going to do during the Presidential election when MORE people will be watching for themselves because Barack Obama will be speaking, and the media will not be able to simply lie and spin afterwards that Romney is the “winner?”

    • 108 donna dem 4 obama
      February 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Oh they will still lie and spin afterwards. They did that in 2008. At one of those debates I will never forget Tweety talking about the “great job that John McCain did tonight” and then a few minutes later CBS had a snapshot poll of the debate and the public said that PBO won that debate by like 20 points. Tweety had to change his tune. They all tried to say that that Palin woman won the VP debate because she didn’t make any mistakes that night but the public wasn’t having it. They will spin, spin, spin to get a horserace. The weird thing is that they never realized and still don’t to this day that they don’t need to manufacture crap to get us to watch. People line up and sleep overnight for an opportunity to see PBO. We would make their shows “must see tv” if they reported the facts instead of RW talking points all damn day.

  23. February 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Morning everyone.

    Lots of goodies so far today.

    All I have to say about Gallup is “meh”. When its CEO goes on the TeeVee Box and starts to wonder why PBO has such good numbers against the GOPers, and then, suddenly, his numbers dive, forgive me if I’m a bit wary of the results. Rassie showing PBO ahead by 10 points fits in with all the other recent polling.

    Now, for another in the occasional series of geeky science news. For those of us hoping Einstein was wrong about nothing being faster than light, it seems that that much-ballyhooed experiment may have gotten the result it did due to faulty wiring. From the BBC:

    What might have been the biggest physics story of the past century may instead be down to a faulty connection.

    In September 2011, the Opera experiment reported it had seen particles called neutrinos evidently travelling faster than the speed of light.

    The team has now found two problems that may have affected their test in opposing ways: one in its timing gear and one in an optical fibre connection.

    More tests from May will determine just how they affect measured speeds.

    Story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17139635

    So, no, there will be no FTL drives in the near—or longterm—future.

    • 111 susanne
      February 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      what a lovely young woman. imagine the rethug’s choice for an ad like this–some stepford wife or junior stuffed shirt.

  24. February 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Worst. Surrogates. Ever.
    By Steve Benen

    When compared against his Republican rivals, Mitt Romney enjoys far more support from his party’s establishment, giving him a small army of GOP surrogates he can dispatch to get his message out to the public.

    Of course, this only works when the campaign’s surrogates (a) aren’t embarrassing, and (b) actually agree with Romney’s message.

    Take Rep. Joe Heck (R) in Nevada, for example. The Republican congressman is a top Romney backer in the Silver State and a campaign surrogate, but he doesn’t mind talking publicly about how wrong Romney is on housing policy…

    Randy Pullen, a former Arizona Republican Party chairman and a top campaign backer in the state, offered this assessment of the race yesterday: “Santorum connects with people. Unfortunately, my guy has a hard time doing that”…

    Rep. Fred Upton (R), a top Romney backer in Michigan, said this week that Romney was wrong about the auto-industry rescue. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), one of the campaign’s most prominent surrogates, contradicted Romney on the release of tax returns. Sen. John McCain (R), a very high-profile supporter, told a national television audience Romney’s position on Taliban negotiations isn’t his position…

    Then there’s Romney’s other group of surrogates: the ones he doesn’t want to talk to anymore. Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu was a top campaign surrogate until his recent scandal, and Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) was a leading surrogate before he was caught up in his own ethics controversies…

  25. February 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Happy thrusday #TOD family..!! 😀

    from my twitter timeline:

    RT @MotherJones: Rick And Mitt Give Latinos A Reason To Turn Out For Obama In November http://t.co/GLSQ9HlI

  26. 115 Proud of Obama
    February 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Reporting from Washington—
    An All-Star lineup of current and former NBA stars is coming together tonight for an event that won’t feature dunks, buzzer beaters or free throws.

    Instead, the group — which organizers said includes Magic Johnson, Alonzo Mourning and NBA Commissioner David Stern — will meet with President Obama for a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser at the (actual) home court of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter in his Isleworth mansion.

    “We may see the president challenge Vince Carter to a game of H-O-R-S-E,” said John Morgan, a Central Florida lawyer and Democratic booster who helped organize the event in Carter’s home gym on the eve of the NBA’s All-Star weekend.


  27. February 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    this story gave me an excuse to post the video where the cEO of GM says Obama saved the auto industry

    New GM plant will bring jobs from Mexico to Baltimore County


    • 118 Lorraine
      February 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      On ABC World News tonight last night a company that was based in China has moved back home to Houston hiring 100 works. Now that is a good video to post too. Diane Sawyer and the Made in America reporter was so happy to report on this story.

  28. 120 Lorraine
    February 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Brokered, maybe? Lil Ricky doing well at home and most important, Earth to the pundits drinking hateraide please take Pennsylvania like Michigan out of the toss up column.


  29. February 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Another great story that you never hear about

    Administration makes $9.1 million available for primary care in underserved areas


  30. February 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Another installment of the election toolkit pages

    Taxes / Income Inequality :: Election Toolkit


    please post any resources I can use.

  31. February 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Now for my “Women for Obama” story

    We have 4 events in our area, I attended one. 10 women ranging in age from 35 to 70.

    the underlying themes

    They strongly support President Obama

    The Republicans have gone too far

    About half of these women did not do anything beyond voting last time. This time it is just too serious, they had to get involved.

    I was also struck by how informed they were, they had their sources, DAily Kos, Facebook pages of a political friend, Twitter, 2/3 of the group knew about the VA decision to back down on hte probe, almost all of them watched Stewart and Colbert. Almost al of them were disgusted with MSM. T had thought it was just me and all of us here on TOD. I was hopeful that through various channels the truth is getting out there.

    The first lady was articulate, gracious and inspiring as you would expect.

    If anyone else attended and has not yet shared their story, I invite you to comment below. This was a wonderful event and I strongly encourage you to get invlved. The groups that met are being invited into the main neighborhood OFA team. I got 8 “I’m In” cards and many folks said they wanted to get involved like tomorrow….

    • 125 JoJothecat
      February 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      I went to a Women for Obama meeting yesterday and here is my story:

      There were seven women including the hostess. I arrived a little late because I had to work and when I arrived we listened to the first lady speak for a good half hour. She was so cute, she took about three questions then had to go take care of the girls (she is Mom first y’all). She asked us all to recruit friends/family/neighbors, get involved in this campagin, how important it is to continue the work that she and PBO are doing. All the women were very impressed and inspired. Most of the women were middle aged and four were retired. One of the women also indicated they had not gotten involved in getting a candidate elected in their entire life but because of the over reach by the GOP they wanted to do more than just vote.

      I told them about The Obama Diary and there is a regular OFA meeting on Thursday in my area. I plan to go tonight to start volunteering on a regular basis.

  32. 126 anniebella
    February 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    How do you go about holding a Women for Obama meeting? What do you have to do?

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