palm beach

President Obama greets residents waiting for him as he arrives for a campaign event in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla


…. greeted by Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla, and West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio

Palm Beach International Airport

70 Responses to “palm beach”

  1. 5 ChristiMTL
    April 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Looking good Mr. President!

  2. April 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    So I missed this thread while I was on the last one greeting the day.

    “Good Morning all you O’s!!!! Another great gettin’ up really windy day in Chicag-O!! Santorum’s campaign is saying to stand by for an annoucement later this afternoon. The work to the media was to ‘be sure you have your pens ready’. Hmmm, wondering if they’re going to annouce that he’s staying in the race at the same momnet that PBO is scheduled to speak? If he was leaving the race it would seem that they wouldn’t preface news llike that with fanfare.”

    • 17 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      I was watching a DVR’d program of a show from last week (or the week before) and the news teaser came on showing Santorum when he swore at the reporter for reporting exactly what he had said. I actually jumped in my seat at the amount of fury coming from Santorum. He’s just bad. He just seems like a bad person. I don’t normally use that kind of language about an entire person that I don’t personally know – but if this is Santorum on his best behavior, trying to convince a country to vote for him, then what is he like when he’s off camera? I’ll be thoroughly relieved when he drops out of the scene, but I’m also worried that like Herman Cain, he’ll be unleashed to shout hateful nonsense from the sidelines, with nothing to lose.

      I blame McCain for all of this.

      • 18 Bill
        April 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        Theo, I agree with you about Santorum, but I don’t think he has much of an audience remaining. He has made a fool out of himself except in the deep red areas.

        • 19 theo67
          April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

          You may be right, but I think the GOP enthusiasm comes from the evangelicals, and that other pastor was on this weekend talking about how Mormonism is going to be a huge problem for the evangelicals. It’s going to be interesting to watch the GOP try to coalesce behind their pathetic candidate – even though it’s going to be ugly.

  3. 20 Ladyhawke
    April 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    You are loved and admired Mr. President. Thank you for making government “cool” again. It’s driving the GOP crazy.

    • 21 Left-Indie
      April 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Some liberals are not fair to the president, but advocating hard for what government is and can be is something a lot of liberals wanted from the president in the early parts when the t-bagers were demonizing anything government. Good to hear his fullthroated advocacy. More of this, please.

  4. 22 collegekay
    April 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Santorum “suspending” his campaign.

    • April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      I’m cracking up here – Mark Halperin says “world holds breath for 2pm-ish meet the press moment in Gettysburg”. No Mark, the vast majority of the world has never heard of Santorum. 🙄

    • 28 pugeretto
      April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      We are having the same thoughts….ESP

    • 29 MsKitty (@michelec64)
      April 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Darn, I was looking forward to him getting trounced in the PA primary. Maybe he saw the writing on the wall with that.

      • 30 Brit
        April 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        I think his suspension has something to do with his daughter’s health.

        • 31 theo67
          April 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

          She’s had bad health since birth and that didn’t stop him – or even when she was hospitalized a couple of months ago. I feel for her.

          I think it has more to do with an snippet of an interview I saw on one of these shows of one of the leading pastors (tea party type) who was saying Rick’s had a good run, and he’ll still be younger that Romney in eight years to run again (they’re assuming Romney will win, and that he’ll last more than a single term – unlike his time as Governor). Plus, he met secretly with Rick Perry last week, whom I think was the messenger from the evangelicals for him to drop out.

      • 32 57andfemale
        April 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        It’s worth the dKos link. Jill Klausen does amazing work on framing that can help all of us fight the Good Fight:


      • 33 Mel
        April 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        Sanatorium knew that he was going to loose his own state PA, and his excuse now is that
        his douughter is ill, well I am sorry for the little girl, but, but if Sanatorioum was ahead on his
        state I bet you he will continue just to make things bad for Mitt. sanatorium will never be elected

    • 34 57andfemale
      April 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Let’s all remember that this was discussed ad nauseum before his daughter was hospitalized. There was a great deal of conjecture that he would save himself the embarrassment of losing PA.

  5. 35 pugeretto
    April 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Santorum suspending campaign

  6. April 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Santorium Is suspending his Campaign, well we figured It would happen sooner or later

  7. April 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Welcome to my neck of the woods President obama 🙂

  8. 38 nintendowii10
    April 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Father Rick has dropped out of the race.

    • 39 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      You mean “Ayatollah Rick”. Good riddance.

    • April 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      “Father Rick”


    • 41 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Only a loser like Willard could have enabled St. Rick to have stayed in the race so long. Any competent politician — or at least one not so disliked — would have pick Rantorum away a long time ago.

      Ranty did us a favor, though — he brought a spotlight to the TeaOP’s War on Women. Ain’t no putting that genie back in the bottle.

  9. April 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I am not sure how I feel about Santorum leaving the race. He was the open, no doubt about it, face of the Republican War on Women, as well as all the other culture war stuff. Without him there, Romney can start his drift toward the center. On the other hand, my guess is a lot of Santorum folowers will feel he was forced out by the party and Romney. Whereas they may have been willing to half-heartedly support Romney in November, they may view this as a reason no to. Specially if the polls going into late October and November show Romney losing they may decide “Screw him, he deserves to lose big” and not vote.

    • 43 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      I think the Karl Rove media nonsense and their claim of having 200 million to spend (trying to) destroy President Obama was a message to the masses that they will launch a campaign that they think will win DESPITE their pathetic candidate. I think this thing got sewn up over the weekend, and now the machinery is taking over. We’ll likely see all the surrogates come out to speak on behalf of Mitt, so he doesn’t have to speak anymore, except for the scripted stuff. FOX will fall in line and stop giving him “hard hitting” interviews. And because they’ll be attacking President Obama day in – day out, people will be motivated to defeat the President instead of looking at Mitt.

      It makes me sick, because their intentions are so evil. But, I think it’s going to motivate people. They offer nothing of value. They are entirely negative. And they lie. And like the President said, he’s got truth on his side. I’m still optimistic about good overcoming evil, but I think everyone’s got to be prepared for a very ugly ride that will have nothing to do with discussing policies, and everything to do with spreading lies and evil.

      • 44 nintendowii10
        April 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        That is what I’ve recently noticed… that the Republicans and the hard right are more focused on attacking President Obama and not so much on defending Etch a Sketh Mitt. Unfortunately for them, President Obama will fight back hard… this mofo got Osama bin Laden almost a year ago, and the Republicans think he’s weak? Laughable.

      • 45 Pamela
        April 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

        Right on, theo67, they will flaunt their ugliness to the max, and people will become even more soul-weary, perhaps finally learning to turn off the television and seek out the facts for themselves. We need to keep reminding them to LISTEN to the President himself, and to direct everyone we meet to wh.gov, and to spread out those little cards with achievements, and encourage people to think for themselves. Whoa, that’s a tall order, eh?

        • 46 theo67
          April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

          Excellent ideas – do you have that link that Tien Le put together with teh little cards? I need to bookmark that right away. It’s really a struggle for survival for the middle class – social Darwinism indeed! I’m shocked at how many friends of mine just aren’t paying attention, and won’t even spend one hour or 30 minutes watching a video that will refute the talking points they love to spew. My new tactic is to ask them for specifics, just to point out to them that they don’t know what they’re talking about – then when I point out a couple of specifics, they realize that they are just not informed. I’ve already warned them that I’m going to be a pest for them until Election Day. They have to take their right to vote seriously (and the fact that their apathy impacts the entire world – which is what makes me furious)!

      • 47 Mel
        April 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        Well it seems that Karl did not get the memo of the lates polls among wemen and Hispanics, and AA, and Gays.
        Younger voters, and seniors. So I am NOT worried about Karl’s 200 million, we will have the people, and yes watch
        the ground GAME by Obama Team it looks very impressive.

      • 48 miss pat
        April 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        Every thng you wrote is true but at the end of the day Mitt has to go on that platform and debate the President. No one is going to help him then. Even if they put something in his ear and whisper the answesr to the debate questions he will come off as goofy,unrelateable and foolish. He will put his foot in his mouth and ramble on and he will come off as the idiot he is. The President will be as cool as a cucumber while Mitt will be dripping sweat in his holy drawers. Can’t wait.
        Folks for 43 years I lived in America and never becane a citizen. I will be one this year, marking my vote for the President. Lord, let me live long enough, please!

  10. April 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    That first pic is precious

  11. 55 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Great pics of the Prez in the Florida sunshine.

    That first pic reminds me: I hope the WH takes me up on my lil’ suggestion for a Seniors Summit — I know the Seniors would love him!

  12. 58 Ladyhawke
    April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm


    Another Morning Show, Another Denial of Reality from Paul Ryan


    n his latest attempt to deny the devastating impact of the Republican budget, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan chose to throw facts to the wind this morning on the “Today” Show:

    “Do you acknowledge poor people will suffer under this budget?” [Ann] Curry asked Ryan.

    “No,” Ryan responded… [4/10]

    It’s actually quite stunning he was able to utter that word with a straight face—let’s look at the reality.



    • 59 Pamela
      April 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Pathological lying is considered to be truth telling by the individual with the affliction.

    • 60 57andfemale
      April 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Yeah. The kids who will forego college to stand in line to get a job at McDonald’s need ‘toughening’ up to build ‘character’.

      Effing liar.

    • 61 Linda
      April 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      He called our Generals Liars……I am not interested in anything he says

  13. 62 Bill
    April 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Santorum is a boring sanctimonious douche.

  14. 64 Pamela
    April 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    42nd! And just in time for lunch! VaHoo!

  15. 65 nintendowii10
    April 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    It’s telling that Father Rick dropped out right before his state’s primary… the internals for him were not looking good, and Etch a Sketch Mitt was on track to embarrass him there. Now the race is down to Speaker Moonbase and RuPaul whom I predict will drop out sometime in the next two weeks. Speaker Moonbase has already admitted his campaign is toast, and RuPaul has just been a way to keep Moonbase and Father Rick from getting enough delegates to catch up with Etch a Sketch.

  16. 67 Linda
    April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I love Frederica Wilson and her hats….what a hoot she is…..

  17. 68 nintendowii10
    April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I also notice how Father Rick hasn’t endorsed the Etch a Sketch…that’s really going to burn.

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