heads up (8:20 ET)

President Obama walks off of Air Force One after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 1

8:20 ET PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event in NYC



204 Responses to “heads up (8:20 ET)”

  1. 1 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm


  2. 2 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I’m in a New York state of mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 8 Dave
    March 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm


  4. 17 TrumpDog
    March 1, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the heads up.

    I so love my president.

  5. 18 nintendowii10
    March 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I’ll have to say, it’s been an awkward day with Brietboob kicking the bucket and Sheriff Arpoopoo making himself look like a fool with the birther nonsense.


    • 19 Dave
      March 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Not to mention ole Rush The-overstuffed-sack-O-shit calling a college student with an opinion a ‘slut’ and expounding all manner of vile rubbish. I’m opposed to violence in all forms, but I could grant a waiver in his case. Although to slap hell out of him someone would have to get near him and you KNOW HE SMELLS BAD. Rotten eggs and rancid lard, I’m thinkin’….

      • 20 Pamela
        March 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        Not to mention said sack of shit is paid $26 MILLION a year to be so violent and ugly to the face of the world.

  6. 21 Hachikล
    March 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    He’s here!!! I wish I could be at one of those fundraisers tonight, but I’m happy just to have him in my city. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 26 nintendowii10
    March 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Why is the CSPAN stream showing the Orange Weeper of the House? I DON’T want to see his ugly mug! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  8. 45 MTmarilyn
    March 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Congratulations on the 8 million Chips. I feel so honored to be apart of those millions and this great site. Thank you for all the work you do to make this place safe for all of us!!!!

  9. March 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Nancy Smash just wiped away the stench that was Rusyt Bonehead.

  10. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    March 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Sandra Fluke is on The Ed Show. When I think of my own granddaughter in college and what Limbaugh said about this young woman, grrrrrrrr.

  11. March 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Ed Show will show the Presidents remarks. I will check CSPAN alson.

  12. 60 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Leader Pelosi is on CSPAN while we wait for The President.

  13. March 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    What’s Up People!!!

  14. 68 nintendowii10
    March 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    And what the hell did the Blunt amendment even do with the transportation bill? It seems to be yet another right wing ploy to defeat a very good transportation bill, and IT FAILED!!!!

  15. 69 Andy46
    March 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Congrats Chipsticks , 8 million WOW!!!

    This fangurl from the Great White North

    thank you.

  16. March 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    apparently, yesterday the delegates were split, but today, Santorum’s peeps are e-mailing The Ed show bawling about how Willard is rigging the election and now has all the delegates……… okay. Santorum says that Willard’s peeps are changing the rules now which allow him to get all the delegates. Poor Santorum. ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. 79 yardarm756
    March 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Stay focused TODers. Much of what’s happening now could be a distraction. In the final analysis it’s gonna be VOTES!

    • 80 Dudette
      March 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Cogent as always, Yardarm – you Sage of the Seas! Good evening Friend!

      • 81 yardarm756
        March 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        And he just slapped the podium. Who said he needs a backbone? Behold our President. And a hearty shout out to you Dudette.

        • 82 Dudette
          March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

          You know it!

          ”This guy’s got a backbone like a ramrod.” – Joseph Robinette. Biden Jr., Vice President of the United States

  18. 83 JER
    March 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    President Obama at a NYC fundraiser: http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

  19. March 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    gross. they brought on a repug to talk gas prices. really? C-span is so fricking stupid. ๐Ÿ™„

  20. 91 nintendowii10
    March 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I apologize for my idiot Congressman Tarbaby Loose lips Lamborn on CSPAN right now… my district Colorado Springs if you don’t know, is home of Focus on the Family and other religious orgs, that’s the main reason people like him get elected here. There’s no hope for a Dem getting elected…

    • 92 MTmarilyn
      March 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      I do feel sorry for you. This guy is an idiot. My brother lives in CS. He use to work for FOF. Needless to say we don’t talk politics. I do love CS and Pikes Peak. Spent many wonderful summers in the mountains there.

  21. 93 MTmarilyn
    March 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    With all the problems the Repubs are having in their primary voting you know they are going to do alot in the GE. We must be ever vigilante and work our a$$es off for the PBO and all our local elections. This is such an important year.

    I am so impressed with this Sandra Fluke. We really have smart young people.

  22. March 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Whoooo! hooooooo! Congratulations on the 8 million hits! You are a superstar lady!

  23. March 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    the audience is primed. everytime they see the curtains move, they start “wooing”. chanted 4 more years!!! he’s on!!

  24. 101 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    PBO at the podium!! Hello New York!!

  25. 102 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    He’s ON!!!

  26. 103 MTmarilyn
    March 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    He’s on, He’s on!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  27. 104 GGail
    March 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Finally! He’s on C-Span

  28. March 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    8,012,164 hits WOW….Chips….Congratulations!!!

    I thank you 8,0000000000000000000000 times ๐Ÿ™‚

    Coolest person to know
    Happiness is what your bring
    Inspire us when we down
    Proud to be in your circle
    Standing proud…I salute you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you Ms Chips!!!! Cheers

  29. 115 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    ‘Think about it, think about what change looks like …. let’s look at all we’ve done since 2008’ … this is such a winning message because it is TRUE and no one, absolutely, NO ONE can spin it away.

    #LandslideOBAMA2012 …… Let’s GET This DONE!

  30. 116 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    And, such a critical and genuine part of his message …. “THIS IS WHAT YOU DID” ….


  31. 117 MTmarilyn
    March 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    What did she say?

  32. March 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Some chick just yelled: “No war on Iran.” He goes: “No one has announced a war on Iran, young lady……. you’re jumping the gun a little bit.” Crowed cheered. hahahaha.

  33. 122 Alma Blanca
    March 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Is everyone from here tweeting on the #edshow tonight. I am seeing all the beautiful things everyone here says on his tweetrax. First time ever! feels very hopeful.

    • 123 jacquelineoboomer
      March 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      I was noticing the tweets on #edshow for the first time, too. Somebody wrote “I love President Obama” – so nice to see that.

  34. 124 collegekay
    March 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I love Barack Hussein Obama II. Yes I do. Who’s with me?

  35. March 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I am with you…:-)

  36. 149 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    He calls it out – we are, indeed, facing the starkest choice this Republic has faced since 1861 and that is NOT hyperbole.


    • 150 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      No joke. No hyperbole. Our President knows it.

      The central message must be one that awakens each American to the reality that their vote on 6 Nov 2012 is just as important as every single bullet and cannon ball fired by Union soldiers between 1861-1865.

      We are defending America from take-over by a small cult of ultra-wealthy slave masters and those they’ve indoctrinated.


      • 151 Dudette
        March 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        I have told you I love you lately?

      • 152 yardarm756
        March 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        WORD……..It seems some want to revisit Plymouth Rock.

      • 153 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        Thank you Dudette & Yardarm – you folk are fun and so darn smart!!! Seems Ms Chips has a wonderful magnet for truly fine people. No wonder she’s sailing past 8 million hits!!


  37. March 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Not able to wach right now, so I will follow you folks and your comments. Now that I can’t check in during the day anymore, I try to catch up at night, but uually can only go through the posts and not have a chance to review all the comments.
    A lot happened today. I loved Pierce’s comments about how, of all the candidates, only one is able to really connect with people. The arrogant, aloof, egotistical, elitist, snobbish, professorial President Obama. everytime you see pictures of him in action, you see those GOP talking points blown out of the water.
    Also, I think a lot of previous Presidents might well have cancelled the trip to NH with the weather as it was. I wonder if the SS tried to talk him out of it. And the pictures of the people listening to him, specially one young girl, talk about rapt.
    I could go on and on, but a personal note to Chips and Anniebelle, thank for the nightmares you gave me last night.

    • March 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      I was looking at the NH pics during lunch and was thinking the exact same thing. Great guy he is and I thank those people for coming to see him in that snow.

  38. 156 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    ‘I want America to have the BEST STUFF’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ‘Let’s Nation Build @ HOME’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  39. March 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Just had a funny thought. The SS must have this speech memorized. I bet if they got quizzed about the repug presidents and the stuff they did, they’d be able to recite everything PBO just said. hahahhahahhahhahahahhha!!!

  40. 158 itgurl_29
    March 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    POTUS looks exceptionally handsome this evening.

  41. 160 Dudette
    March 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I got a nice note from “Nancy Smash” today. She’s on the case – fighting the good fight. I so love her!! Who’s with me?!!


    Thanks to your generous support and efforts, we raised over $1,114,000 for our womenโ€™s health rapid response fund and we’re only 18,000 signatures away from 500,000 supporters strong on our petition against Republicansโ€™ disgraceful assault on womenโ€™s rights. But, the fight goes on.

    Today — the very day we kick off Womenโ€™s History Month — Republicans held a vote on giving corporations the power to deny women access to basic health care.

    Meanwhile, vicious and inappropriate attacks are being leveled at Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student that Republicans refused to let testify at an all-male panel on birth control coverage.

    Join our call to Republican leaders in the House to condemn these vicious attacks on women.

    Add your name: 500,000 Strong Against the Republican War on Women >>

    We couldnโ€™t be more grateful for all that you do to help us in our fight. Your actions today make sure that our voices will never be silenced.

    Join the fight and sign our petition today: http://dccc.org/End-the-War-on-Women

    Thank you for standing with us.


  42. 161 MTmarilyn
    March 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I promise to work as hard for this great President!!!! Press On!!!

  43. March 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    he spanked the podium!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  44. March 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Spanks the podium and OUT.

  45. 168 LunarSea
    March 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Aww he hit the podium just for you ChipsChica, in honor of you going over 8mil hits

    • 169 jacquelineoboomer
      March 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Nice! What is the name of the phenomenon where one never gets tired of hearing one’s President give his “stump” speech, no matter which election year? Can’t put my finger on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 170 donna dem 4 obama
        March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm


        Hey Jackie O so good to see ya ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 171 jacquelineoboomer
          March 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm

          Hi, Donna! Back where I belong, right next to *you* Obama fanatics! Consider that the highest compliment I could give ya!

      • 172 GGail
        March 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        whatever it’s called….we’re happy to be afflicted with it.

        good evening jacque – good to see you ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 173 jacquelineoboomer
          March 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

          Hi, GGail! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, we’re afflicted, but none of us is lookin’ for the cure!

  46. March 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I’m so fricking glad they’ve kept ‘Only In America’ as his theme song!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  47. 177 GGail
    March 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    “Only in America”

    • 182 desertflower
      March 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      This is so perfect. It’s our “permission slip” from our employers to get what we need for our healthcare.Imagine. I’d rather not.

      Must see…AND SEND!

    • 183 LunarSea
      March 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Yeah, I’ve been passing that around to everyone I know, as well as on twitter, with a note about the imperative of voting. It’s what they’re pushing for IN THE 21ST CENTURY! no less. Makes me shudder

      Next up witch trials: tie a rock around your neck and throw you in the water. If you sink then maybe you didn’t get contraceptives with employer’s insurance and if you float, your guilty so it’s to the pyre with you.

      And as an added measure, the word faggot (used as derogatory term for gay men) was used for the suspected gay men they put at the foot of the pyre, to help it burn hotter!

      That is the future Sanitorium wants for us.

  48. 184 donna dem 4 obama
    March 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Those Republican Clowns running for President can’t hold a candle to this President!

    He is simply the BEST politician in the World. Full Stop!

    • 185 jacquelineoboomer
      March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      The BEST now, and of our full history, maybe (and probably in the future). I can never get enough of his … er … leadership.

    • March 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Donna, I am not sure I agree with you. Yes, I know that by definition he is a politican, but I think that is by name only. I don’t think he has a politician’s soul, in that a true politiican does everything from a very calculated cold, analytcal point of view. With PBO, what you see is just who he is. He never tries to be anything else. It doesn’t really matter who he is talking to (from a campaigning point of view, not from a governing one) he is always the same.
      Bush was a politician. Clinton was a great politician. Even Kennedy was a great politician. The only two presidents other than PBO that may not have really been politicians in the sense I am talking about where Carter and Truman. But even they couldn’t match PBO for total and complete genuineness. I guess what I am trying to say is, what you see is what you get and people understand that and respond to that.

      • 187 LunarSea
        March 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        He’s a community organizer who found that he may be able to accomplish more with the power of the presidency behind him.

        Paraphrasing something I heard FLOTUS say in an interview. It clicked with how I see him.

      • March 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        I agree he’s more of a statesman than a politician, but he’s also a political genius. It takes that level of mastery of the political process combined with all around brilliance, incandescent charisma, bottomless energy and laser-like focus to achieve what our president has in so short of a time.

        • 189 susanne
          March 1, 2012 at 11:11 pm

          exactly–he’s a superb politician, but that’s not even his main talent or occupation. it’s just one of the tools in his kit, and he has a lot of ’em!!

          • 190 theo67
            March 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm

            I totally agree with all comments that he’s not a politician’s politician. And I also love his quiet speeches (like the five minute clip above) even more than the fire-breathing, roof-raising speeches. The quiet ones just seem so much more personal and heartfelt.

    • March 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      YESSSSSSSS HE’S SIMPLY THE BEST …but worth Repeating ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    • 195 jacquelineoboomer
      March 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Good for her. Women and men of America, unite!

    • 196 Dudette
      March 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Agh!!! I was just about to send someone flowers for their birthday and signup for computer backups. ProFlowers and Carbonite WILL be hearing from me, but not the way they want to!!

  50. 197 eveingeorgia
    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    He delivered this speech to the IAW, and it was a barn-burner. He delivered the same speech tonight and it was like a symphony.

    The man is so, so good. I’M ALL IN!!!

  51. 198 Ladyhawke
    March 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Begin rant:

    The red states are enacting sweeping and literally intrusive laws against women. The onslaught on womens health and reproductive right is outrageous. But the duplicity of the GOP is just breathtaking. Right now we are witnessing the most extreme case of projection that I have seen in a long time.

    The Republican Party is constantly railing against big government. They say government is too intrusive. And while they are saying that, they want government to prevent abortions and decide which procedures should be used to humiliate women. Governor Bob “Vaginal Probe” McDonnell can kiss his VP aspirations goodbye because of this overreach. He will be forever linked with the outrageous vaginal probe ultrasound legislation.

    The war on religion nonsense is just “look at that shiny object” because they don’t want the American people to focus on what they are really doing. And that’s where the feckless media comes into play. The mainstream media is so inept it’s embarrassing. They just can’t seem to bring themselves to ask the legitimate questions that shine a light on the duplicity of the GOP. End rant.

  52. 199 vcprezofan2
    March 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The millions are flying by so fast Chips Chica, that we might be counting with a ‘B’ by the time November rolls around! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Felicitations on the community you have built here with sweat, and pictures, and humour, and the warmth of your spirit (+ naughty mats and cold showers ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™„ ). Never said this before, but ONE of the things that drew me back to this family, after my first visit, was the way you personally opened the door wide and said ‘Welcome’. THANK YOU for YOUR vision of this place, and for putting it into play so effectively and with such dedication. Thank you also to the other family members who welcome newcomers and daily share thoughts, ideas, information with a caring spirit! Our President is correct – We are better together, and TODville is a great example of this. On to our next million! ๐Ÿ˜†

  53. 202 desertflower
    March 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    If he uses taxpayer money, to promote this conspiracy theory, I will go berserk. I will have to be restrained.


    I really wish the DOJ would just arrest this guy already. Fucking loon.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm


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