off to ohio

President Obama walks from Marine One with Col. Dale Holland, vice commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., prior to boarding Air Force One en route to Ohio

*** CNN have the 6:0 Michigan speech in their live streaming schedule ***

85 Responses to “off to ohio”

  1. 1 collegekay
    April 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm


    • 2 aristac
      April 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      I got caught up in looking at the pics lol

      • 6 TrumpDog
        April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        This, the elevator and the “wet” pics are my absolute favorites of him.
        He’s so fucking cute. Mmmm

        • 7 anniebella
          April 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

          I have so many favorite of POTUS, specially of him and his family. You just see an extra big smile when he is with Michelle and the girls. I just love to see a family man, being a family man., and not afraid to show he loves his family.

      • 8 nospin
        April 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        My President knows what he is doing when he bites that bottom lip.

        and that is all I am going to say. It is wrong. Wrong I tell you.

        • 9 anniebella
          April 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

          I’ve never seen him bite his bottom lip., tell this old lady, what is he doing?

          • 10 nospin
            April 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

            “I’ve never seen him bite his bottom lip.,”

            Check out the pics that Chips posted just today.

            “what is he doing?

            raotflmbo I can’t say it. The President is wrong. He knows he is wrong.

            I will not have impure thoughts. I will not have impure thoughts. I will not have impure thoughts.

  2. April 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    *is too late again* 😦
    However, hello everyone. 🙂 And I approve of the first picture. 🙂

  3. 13 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Godspeed, Mr. President! Looking good. :mrgreen:

  4. 14 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm



  5. 19 LOL
    April 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Since TeaNN is still hopped up on hookers…here is a live video link of the arrival.


  6. April 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    President Obama’s re-election campaign is stepping up efforts to mobilize Latino voters – a key Democratic voting bloc – launching it’s first Spanish-language TV and radio ads of the 2012 election and a new grassroots organizing group “Latinos for Obama.”

    The ads, which will air in the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and Florida, present positive looks at Obama’s record on economic and education policies that Democrats say have benefited Latino communities.

    The spots feature personal testimonials from Latino supporters of Obama, talking about why they are organizing for his re-election.

    The campaign says “Latinos for Obama” is the “largest-ever national effort to communicate to Latino voters and organize and mobilize the Latino vote.”


  7. 21 Bill
    April 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Dotster3, it may be worthwhile to repost the video you posted from HP. It was eye opening. Thanks.

  8. April 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Wolfe has interviews with Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta today, on his program.
    He is in Brussells, NATO HQ!

  9. 23 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    “Mitt Romney and Nu Skin have been the topic of several Mother Jones articles in the last while. In the May/June 2012 publication, you’ll find a multi-page report that is incredibly revealing.

    If you haven’t read the articles below, you should take a moment and do so. The first article is powerful as it explains the connection between Nu Skin and Romney that was created around the SLC Olympics. The second article discusses the supplements that Nu Skin/Pharmanex provided the athletes. Actual athletes told me personally they were instructed NOT to use the products because of possible contamination that could disqualify them. SLOC President, Mitt Romney, stated that he had no qualms with Nu Skin or their product’s quality. All that remained was the Olympic rings associated with a deceptive business model with success rates that rivaled Olympic gold medalists chances of winning.”


    Mitt Romney’s Biggest Backers: Pyramid Schemers?

    “The execs who set up shell companies to funnel millions to a pro-Romney PAC are connected to the same Utah firm that regulators have sued for scamming consumers.”




  10. 24 Grab a Mop Grace
    April 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Ted Nugent on Glenn Beck’s radio show today;

    “The bottom line is I’ve never threatened anybody’s life in my life. I don’t threaten, I don’t waste breath threatening,” said Nugent. “I just conduct myself as a dedicated ‘We the people’ activist because I’ve saluted too many flag draped coffins to not appreciate where the freedom comes from.”

    Beck and Nugent spent much of the segment, however, discussing how Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was an “America-hating” “maniac.”

    “She’s a Che Guevara fan,” said Nugent. “She’s a Mao Tse-Tung wannabe.”

    Nugent was asked to explain the comments that he made at a National Rifle Association convention where he said that he believed voters should “chop [Democrats] heads off in November.”

    “Well, that’s the season of harvest,” Nugent said wryly. “Every reference I made, whether it’s ‘a shot across the bow’ or ‘targeting the enemy,’ it always ended the sentence with ‘in November.’”

    This guy is beyond dangerous.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    • 26 Diane
      April 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      He might be dangerous in that some nutcase will hear him and be inspired to do some violence. But he himself is a coward!!! Too cowardly to fight during the Viet Nam war. He is a big blowhard–How dare he even say, ““I just conduct myself as a dedicated ‘We the people’ activist because I’ve saluted too many flag draped coffins to not appreciate where the freedom comes from.”
      He is despicable! Where and why would he salute any flag draped co0ffin seeing that he was too big a chicken shit to even serve. People like this asshole burn me up! They can talk the BS, but when the bullits were flying they were no where to be seen. C-O-W-A-R-D!
      Frankly, I hope he sticks to his promise to be dead or in prison by this time next year–I’d prefer the former, but I can live with the latter. Good riddance.

    • 27 anniebella
      April 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Ted Nugent is a wacko. He need mental help.

  11. 28 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    The Importance of the Violence Against Women Act

    I watched the presentation on VAWA at the White House. It was very moving and informative. There was an excellent panel hosted by Paula Zahn. Valarie Jarrett spoke along with other administration officials, law enforcement and support groups. Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks were wonderful. And Vice President Biden’s passionate remarks had me a bit teary at the end. He said the people helping the victims of violence are doing God’s work. He said he didn’t understand why there is any question about re-authorization of the VAWA. He said exactly “What Are We Arguing About”?. He said what message would it send (after being law for 17 years and helping so many people) if VAWA was not re-authorized.

  12. 29 Liberal Librarian
    April 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Morning everyone.

    My blue meanies, as Aquagranny calls them, have dissipated. Writing really is therapy for me.

    Speaking of which, I have a new post up: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/04/people-power-in-age-of-obama.html. Take a gander if you can.

    • 30 whatisworking
      April 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Just read the article, great job as always. It is so encouraging to hear about how Democrats are mobilizing for the President and to remember that PBO has a strategy that will prevail.

      I am so glad you decided to blog for People’s View.

    • 31 a4alice
      April 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      way to go LL great article! Left you a comment over there – 🙂

  13. April 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  14. 36 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm


    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (4/17/12)


    Today is Equal Pay Day–the day marking how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. This gap costs women and their families $10,784 every year (median)–as CAP documents, that money could go a long way in these hard economic times:



  15. 37 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Holder: I Can’t Understand Why There’s A ‘Debate’ About Violence Against Women’s Act


    • 38 sherijr
      April 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      yeah he’s not alone in thinking that.. to have to debate violence against women is a true mirror of what the gop represents. Their complete lack of decency should be clear to all but the most deluded.. they are vacant in the humanity/ethics/empathy department.

  16. 39 sherijr
    April 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    POTUS looks like he’s fairly jumping out of his shoes with excitement 🙂 Gonna take some names today our President`

    Chips I was just thinking that YOU have created quite a force here.. those 9+Million hits mean something.. I suspect there are many many folks who tune in here, never commenting- but truly noticing the impact you’re having. I am so proud each time I tweet/facebook your links.. you have such great integrity, and I’m very grateful for your hardwork, endurance and determination, and I’m especially grateful that you’re on our side ;).

    • 40 CindyH
      April 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      ditto – I’m a lurker (usually from work) so I don’t post, but I come whenever I can to feel uplifted that there are so many who support our wonderful president – AND to keep up with what I need to know. Thanks to Chips and all of TOD!

  17. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    April 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Another “Wet” President Obama – Sigh!!! 😉

    • 44 HZ
      April 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Amen about our Chips and our beautiful site. (((((((Thank You , Chips))))))))).

      Oh yes, donna dem, those “Wet Photos” just washing away the pain that creeps into my day.

      We are going to make him smile with all the joy in the world on Nov.6, 2012. It is “Our Day, Mr. President.!!!!!!”HZ

  18. 45 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Mitt Romney Praises Fox News For Giving Him ‘Good, Fair Play’


    Oops, Mittens Figured It All Out About The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy!


  19. 46 Linda
    April 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Romney: I Would Fire Secret Service Agents Involved In Scandal

    Mitt Romney says he would fire the Secret Service agents involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    “I’d clean house,” Romney told radio host Laura Ingraham. ”The right thing to do is to remove people who have violated the public trust and have put their play time and their personal interests ahead of the interests of the nation.”

    Pink Slip Mitt….

    • 47 Ladyhawke
      April 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      “I’d clean house”. Wow, Romney is really breaking new ground. I wonder how long it took the Romney campaign to huddle and finally make that tough guy statement. Sheesh….

      • 48 4morefor44
        April 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        mittbot has probably never actually “cleaned house” ever in his entire life. i can see him picking up a dust mop and asking, “how does this work?” those staged photos of him doing laundry recently were the funniest (and sad) things.

    • April 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      He is actually correct in this. But by saying this, he is implying that PBO doesn’t care about the situation. And in that way, he is a total ass.

      • 50 criquet
        April 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

        Just shows how awful Mitt Romney would be as President-making decisions without all the facts and giving persons a chance to be heard.
        He makes it clear everyday why he is not fit to be President of anything let alone President of the United States.

  20. 51 Liberal Librarian
    April 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This is why xkcd is one of my favorite web comics: http://xkcd.com/1044/

  21. 52 whatisworking
    April 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Infographic of the Day: 15 Facts About America’s Income Inequality By Morgan Clendaniel


  22. 53 whatisworking
    April 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Arizona’s Largest Energy Company’ Will Leave ALEC


    April 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm


  24. 55 whatisworking
    April 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Send this to every small business owner you know.

    Every Small Business In America Would Have To Pay $2,116 To Make Up Revenue Lost To Corporate Tax Havens

    By Pat Garofalo on Apr 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm


    April 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm


  26. 59 whatisworking
    April 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Deadly Spin – an inside account of insurance industry lies


  27. 60 sherijr
    April 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Whoa I just went to the WH video stream to listen to the audio of the roundtable … and its no longer listed. Anyone getting the roundtable?

  28. April 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Every time you see a picture of PBO walking with someone in the military, he is talking with them and they always have a smile on their face. I don’t think I ever saw a similar picture of Bush or Clinton. Of course, they may not have stooped so low as to actually talk to “those people.”

    • 62 sherijr
      April 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      In 30 years, since I was in the army… I’ve never seen a POTUS SHOW his love for the people in the military the way that President Obama does.. and I think I’ve been fairly ‘intune’ to that aspect of our Presidents. They alllll talk a good tale on their love / respect for military.. but POTUS & FLOTUS actually give that love and respect in multiple concrete ways. If I didn’t already stand by him for everything else he’s done/ doing… that alone would do it for me.

      • April 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        Yes. In a way, this is like icing on the cake. Not just his obviously sincere caring for the people in the military (as opposed to the military itself) but also the familes. And FLOTUS and her compassion for what these folks go throuigh. But what, I think< is really the topper, is how the people in the military, incljuding a lot of the officer corps (although not all) have responded to him. I think he will win the military vote by a large margin this year.

        • 64 sherijr
          April 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

          He deserves to win the military vote.. any soldier/ family paying attention will know who’s looking out for them and their interests. As a vet I know exactly who wants to cut my va medical.. and I know exactly who wants to keep my va medical intact and working for me 🙂

          • 65 HZ
            April 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

            Sherijr, I will concur with you on this about Presidents really paying attention to the military men and women who escort him from Marine One to AFOne. I always feel such pride for our military men and women when I see our CIC talking with them as he walks to his planes. It is so refreshsing, and you are so right, they all seem to enjoy that time and space with him as well.

            We are so blessed to have POB serving as our POTUS and CIC. What a time to really show him and VPBiden how much we care by working out bottoms off for them in this election. We all will travel with him together to make this journey come to a very happy and victorious celebration on Nov. 6, 2012.HZ

  29. 66 Linda
    April 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    One of the woman interviewed outside the Ann Romney event said that ” Government should be run like a business ”

    Code for ” Privatize Everything “….. I think her name is ” Muffy “

    • 67 sherijr
      April 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      well lets let Muffy go without her paved roads, military/fire/rescue/police/water/fda/ then 😉

      • 68 Linda
        April 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

        Another one when asked if the President is a Christian….she said. ” He is not MY KIND of Christian “

        • 69 sherijr
          April 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          of course he’s not her kind of Christian.. her kind hates people different from ‘Muffy’. What is it with republicans and their odd names? Palin’s kids.. Romney’s got one named Tad.. and he’s Mitt. Are they all muppets?

        • 70 nospin
          April 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

          and I thank my God for that.

        • 71 anniebella
          April 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

          Linda, does that mean he is not a “WHITE” christian. I have a feeling Jesus Christ would tell her that she is not his kind of christian.

      • 72 HZ
        April 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

        Our message to Ms. Muffy is to go and stuff it. We do not need her vote anyway, so no need to muddy the water with a non-thinker on the issues that her grand children and their children will be living under for the next generation.

        I would like to bring the Ms. Muffy to my town and let her drive my wonderful car on the torn up roads that should have gotten repaired, but no, Mr. Drier decided that his little GOPers in my city hated the POTUS and VPOTUS that they refused to get the funds to help people do the work, thus put people back to work.

        Oh, I am not just crying here, I called him, e mailed him, and told my city council a few words that rocked their seats. We will win this fight, count on it, TOD Family.

        And to the “Christian Lady”, maybe she should spend some time on her knees and examine her own soul and system of what Christ told believers to do. These Christians who are always envoking God into their ugly minds make me want to slap the hell out of them. HZ

        • 73 sherijr
          April 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

          all I can Hz to alll that you wrote is I love you.. you are a true treasure and a good heart, I’m glad you’re on our side 😉

    • 74 4morefor44
      April 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      that one has always made me laugh (and cry now that they never get called on it in the media for decades). can there be a more anti-constitutional statement?!? yet these same people are allowed to wrap themselves in the US flag and claim the mantle of “patriot” by our media. disgusting!

    • 75 Bill
      April 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      The woman receiving the RSVP”s name was Fifi Knott. SNL material.

      • 76 Linda
        April 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        I hope they do a skit about this event… ” Fifi” …” Muffy” & the other one named ” Icy “.. what a laugh riot.

  30. 77 4morefor44
    April 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    someone with some video editing skills should make a video with a whole bunch of quick soundbytes ted nogent, donald chump, rush limpbaugh, mittbot and other loud and proud backers of republicans, and contrast with clips of PBO and his supporters talking about unity and caring for each other and so on. the contrast is so unbelievably stark. could then ask at the end, “which side are you on?” or something like that. i’m still in shock at the vitriol that comes from republicans in general and how it’s enabled by our “news” media.

  31. 78 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    REPORT: Broadcast News Networks Misrepresent Intelligence On Iranian Nuclear Issues


    Many in the media have long since repudiated their failures in the lead-up to the Iraq War, acknowledging that they were too quick to accept the false notion that Iraq possessed a sizable and dangerous cache of weapons of mass destruction. The question today is whether they have learned from those mistakes.
    But fast forward to today, and the media’s coverage of Iran’s nuclear program suggests that some outlets have not learned from Iraq reporting failures and risk repeating history. Media Matters reviewed transcripts of ABC’s World News, CBS’ Evening News, and NBC’s Nightly News between November 8, 2011 and March 31, 2012. The examination reveals that once again the media is frequently misrepresenting the expert opinion of the intelligence community.



  32. 80 Linda
    April 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    WASHINGTON — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday placed a hold on two controversial pieces of legislation that would force states that allow the concealed carrying of guns to recognize each other’s permits.

    Feinstein informed party leadership that she would oppose the quick passage of two concealed carry reciprocity bills that critics argue would cause a “race to the bottom” in terms of concealed weapon law in the United States. The senator cited the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager killed in Florida, as one of the reasons she was applying the legislative brakes.

  33. 82 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Federal Study On Effectiveness Of Food Stamps Nearly Absent From TV News


    On April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a study finding that food stamps reduced the “prevalence, depth, and severity” of poverty between 2000 and 2009 and that their effects were especially strong during the recession, thanks to the stimulus. Television news outlets have all but ignored this story– it has been mentioned only once on broadcast and cable news programming since April 9.



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