Heads up: PBO in Seattle

5:15 ET The President delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Paramount Theater, Seattle

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I’m confused about the time of this, the WH site says 5:15 ET, but other places say 6:0, and the CBS link says 6:15 ๐Ÿ˜•

So, this might be a very early heads up.

Any more links?


205 Responses to “Heads up: PBO in Seattle”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm


  2. 8 Liberal Librarian
    May 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm


  3. May 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Folks tune in to Chris Matthews on Hardball now. he and Barney Frank are eating bigot Tony Perkins live. Wow!

    • 10 Liberal Librarian
      May 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Give us a blow by blow for those of us at work on the Left Coast!

      • May 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        Yes, they are. I am wanting to “fist pump”. Chris and Barney together are skewering Perkins. At one point, Perkins was denying something he said and made the comment he wished they had replay and low and behold, the replay appeared. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 16 anniebella
      May 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Tony Perkins is one of those phony holy roller.

  4. May 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

  5. 18 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm


  6. 27 amk for obama
    May 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Ok, it’s that famed “3 am” thingy here. Gunnite folks.

    Had a great day of mittbot bootathon and that lady in yellows was icing on the cake, as maddow sez.

  7. May 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  8. 37 GGail
    May 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I’m getting soooooo excited.
    You see, I’ve been chosen as one of the OFA volunteers to stand along the motorcade route and wave as the President goes by.
    It’s 3 hours away and I’m too excited to sit still !!!!!!!

  9. May 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    SEATTLE (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that Europe was still in a difficult place economically in part because it did not take some of the steps the United States did.

    Addressing about 70 people at a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama said Europe’s troubles were among the factors that could affect U.S. growth, also mentioning high gasoline prices as a potential economic drag.

    “We’ve still got headwinds. Europe is still … in a difficult state, partly because they didn’t take some of the decisive steps that we took early on in this recession,” Obama said at the event, which was held in a private home.

    “Gas prices are still pinching a lot of folks. The housing market is still very weak across the country. But the good news is that we have weathered the storm,” he said.


  10. 67 collegekay
    May 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Hi everyone. It feels good to be home from school after 5 months in DC. ๐Ÿ˜€

    @cookemom – your daughter emailed me, the t-shirt site looks fantastic!

  11. May 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    On the first day of a two-day West Coast swing, President Obama will attend fundraisers expected to generate more than $17 million for his campaign.

    The first Seattle event will bring in roughly $1.25 million,ย and the second $1.8 million. In Los Angeles, the $40,000 per head fundraiser at George Clooney’s house is expected to bring in another $6 million. That’s in addition to theย millions generated by a campaign raffle,ย which will bring the total for the Clooney event over $14 million.ย From a campaign official, according to a pool report:

    “President Obama will attend two fundraisers in Seattle, WA. In the afternoon, he will attend a fundraising brunch with 70 supporters at a private residence. Tickets for this event cost $17,900 per person. Later, he will deliver remarks at a fundraising reception with 1,800 people at the Paramount Theater that will feature a musical performance by Dave Matthews. Tickets for this event start at $1,000 per person.

    Finally, Thursday evening, the President will travel to Los Angeles to attend a fundraising dinner at the home of actor George Clooney. There will be 150 supporters at this event, including grassroots supporters Beth Topinka and Karen Blutcher, who were selected to attend the event after donating online for the Dinner with Barack and Clooney contest. Beth is a science teacher from Manalapan, New Jersey and Karen is a communications coordinator for a local utility company from St. Augustine, Florida. Their husbands also attended the dinner. Tickets for the dinner cost $40,000 per person.”


    • 71 jackiegrumbacher
      May 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      I’ll bet Beth Topinka and Karen Blutcher are really sweating it about their clothes for the event with PBO and Clooney. I can”t imagine how you would dress to fit in with a $40,000 a plate Hollywood dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck. Plus shoes, handbag, hair, nails. I’m sure everyone will be super nice to them, but I would be so nervous I’d probably spill Wolfgang’s soup all over my new dress.

      • 72 GGail
        May 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        They have hugh tents set up on Clooney’s tennis court. I bet it’s beautiful on the grounds and inside his home. I can’t wait to get close

  12. 73 Linda
    May 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Cranbrook has opened a separate site to answer media questions about its famous student:


  13. 81 Bill R.
    May 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Seattle is definitely Obama country. Just like Portland, Oregon where the President had a record 85,000 at a speech on the waterfront in 2008.

      • 87 hopefruit2
        May 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        That’s why I couldn’t participate in these lotteries – because if I won I would make such a huge fool of myself that it would be the talk of the town for decades to come!!

        • May 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

          Me neither hf, I’d forget everything my mama ever taught me, become a drooling idjit, and bring disgrace and dishonor to the family name. don’t get me wrong though, I’d have a blast doing it. I’d just feel sorry for whoever had to clean up after me.

      • May 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        I know, really. I have tried participated in all of these lotteries multiple times and never even come close.

    • 90 collegekay
      May 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      ZOMG. A date with two of the hottest men in the U.S.

      I hope they’ll be ok all night. I’d be a wreck.

      • 91 TrumpDog
        May 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

        I think if I won Clooney AND President Obama would take restraining orders out on me the day after.

  14. May 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Granted I’m in a very blue state, but everywhere I go today people are talking about PBO with a huge smile. It goes from “It’s about time” to “he had to wait until now”, but people are just so proud of him. The one word that repeats all the time: Balls. Yep.

    • 93 hopefruit2
      May 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      That’s why I have no fear that America will have our President’s back come November 2012.

    • 94 sherijr
      May 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      that is good to hear~ I love that kind of news because being in a red state I have very few people to share my appreciation of his actions .

    • 95 taiping1
      May 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Even though voters may not agree about SSM I think they appreciate the vast difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney: one is a leader, courageous, committed to fairness and a fighter for the middle class whereas Romney is that smarmy, nasty, rich brat who will say anything to win some votes and has a core meanness. In the end I believe voters will go for decency.

    • May 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      My father, rest his soul, had a saying for someone strong and fearless. “Balls of a brass monkey.” I don’t even know where that came from.

    • 98 57andfemale
      May 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      It’s astounding.

  15. 99 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Snark is pizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzed!

  16. May 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Lawd, I been on the last thread just a chatting away. I saw Chips ‘very early heads up’, but I thought it meant to get ready for an announcement that PBO was getting ready to speak. Sheeze, time for some serious lessons on how to navigate this site.

  17. 109 collegekay
    May 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    “I do not favor civil unions if they’re identical to marriage other than by name.”

    Maybe I’m slow, but WTF does this mean?

    • 110 hopefruit2
      May 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      He means if they offer the exact benefits and rights under the constitution as marriage, but are different in name only, then he’s NOT supportive of them.

      He’s only supportive of them if the constitution recognizes them as something legally different than heterosexual marriage.

      • 111 collegekay
        May 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        Ohhhhh. Thanks HF.

      • 113 57andfemale
        May 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

        Make a symbolic commitment but have no visitation or decision rights in a hospital or put the child that you love on your health insurance. It is heartless beyond words.

        The entire Republican party is nothing but sociopaths. It’s Nazi Grrmany in its pathology. Terrifying.

    • 114 TrumpDog
      May 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      I asked the same thing yesterday.

    • 115 57andfemale
      May 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      It means Willard is an idiot.

  18. 116 utaustinliberal
    May 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I thought PBO’s event was supposed to begin at 6:15PM ET.

  19. 121 EricFive
    May 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I was thinking the same thing. Iโ€™m sure Team Obama has done its homework concerning Mitt. It all seems too well orchestrated. PBOโ€™s courageous stand concerning gay marriage and Mittโ€™s homophobic bullying past (and present day inability to own up to it) give voters a clear look at the character of the candidates. Polls have consistently shown that the American public likes leaders who are willing to stand up for what they believe, even when not personally agreeing with that leaderโ€™s stand (this was the case during GWBโ€™s presidency, for example). PBO voiced his personal view regarding same sex marriage, while conceding that it is an issue for the states to resolve. His words seems to have united and galvanized PBOโ€™s base (although I still donโ€™t understand how any could view his record as anything other than โ€œgay friendlyโ€). His announcement also coincides with a big Hollywood fundraiser and will no doubt lead to a HUGE increase in donations. PBO is not a reckless politician or leader. Lawrence Oโ€™Donnell said last night that there are only 3 states left that have not resolved the gay marriage issue (Rove and GOP have already โ€œmilked that cowโ€ on a state level). This will prevent the GOP from duplicating the North Carolina ballot initiatives in other states as I feared earlier on. Mitt is going to overreact and push for a Constituional Amendment, but that will alienate Independents.. Frankly, I am glad to be having this discussion in May as opposed to having it in September or October. Time will tell how things will play out, but I have learned to never doubt PBOโ€™s political instincts or courage.

    • May 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      Except that WA is one of those States…they are trying to get one of those amend the constitution things put on our ballot for November. Sucks.

    • 123 Sharon
      May 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Didn’t NC Gov. Perdue say that NC already had a law on the books that governed this? When these issues are brought up, it often is a duplication of standing law and is intended to get activists out to turn out and vote for them. Seems like it has been overused in the past though.

  20. May 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Mitt is not used to being on the receiving end of the same attacks that he leveled on his primary opponents. Really, he hasn’t been on offense since Santorum left the race. PBO and company will make sure it stays that way. Mitt will soon be regulated to defending his choice of paint color in one of his mansions.

    • May 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      I love it when he’s rattled and apparently he’s rattled quite easily.

      • May 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

        He does rattles easily. PBO can make him say some very nasty things during the debates. He’ll destroy him.

      • May 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        that’s why he’ll only go on FOX. Even then, he can get testy. The Sunday show TV hosts should close every week with, “We’ve invited Mitt Romney on the show, but have not been granted an interview with him. Our invitation remains open should he want to come on our show”. They need to smoke him out. By then they won’t even have to ask him a question. He’ll implode under the hot lights.

        • 130 Dakota
          May 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

          He can run, but he can’t hide. He’s gotta show his face sometime elsewhere than Fox or he’s really gonna get his hat brought to him.

    • 131 0388jojothecat
      May 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Cookemom…. that was funny.

  21. 132 Liberal Librarian
    May 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Now we know. This is what the Right is afraid of.

  22. 134 vcprezofan2
    May 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Chips & TODville! I is home!

    And PBO better not have made any more heart-hugging announcements today without me being around. I’m still grinning at his latest home run while his adversaries are still trying to figure out what THEY should be doing. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† I’m going to wander through the threads and take a peek at Twitter. Being away so much makes me feel bewildered almost all the time, except that it’s a happy bewilderment and I am greeted by the ‘magic’ in the air as soon as I open the gate into TODville. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 138 57andfemale
      May 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      I had read that once oral arguments are over the only briefs allowed must be requested by the court. It’s why oral arguments are important and our guy sucked. Now the issue may be covered in previous briefs. We just don’t know.

  23. May 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Are you guys watching Politics Nation?

    • May 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Yes, I am. Drip, drip, drip. Big leagues now, Mitt.

      • 141 PoliticalJunkessa
        May 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        What’s the drip, drip, drip??? Do tell. :mrgreen:

        • May 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm

          Just the pretty complete story about his “prank.” Included what he did to a teacher who was nearly blind–the “tricks” he played on the teacher. The man is both evil and sick.

          • 143 PoliticalJunkessa
            May 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

            Thanks, tnmtngirl. He’s one sick dude. Even before I knew of the particulars of his past, I have always viewed him as weird and creepy. He’s just off.

            I predict the gender gap widening.

      • 144 Liberal Librarian
        May 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        Ok, I’m starting to get peeved at you non-Left Coasters! What’s Rev Al saying??

        • 145 utaustinliberal
          May 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

          You’re missing out LL. Rev Al is on fire. He’s tackling the Romney gay assault issue. He has David Corn on the show and Professor Cynthia Tucker. David Corn said that Romney was disingenuous for calling what he did โ€œa prankโ€ Corn said what Romney did was an assault. He assaulted another human being in a vile manner.

          Professor Tucker said that time after time Romney has shown that he is morally bankrupt. That this isn’t the first display of his meanness and cruelty. He also taunted another student who was gay, called him names and a did a host of other spiteful things to him which he labeled “pranks.”

          They’re going hard against Romney. Rev is raking him over the coals for his non-apology and excoriating him for saying he doesn’t remember the incident. Asking how he can “apologize” for something he doesn’t seem to remember. He’s also calling him out for his lie that homophobia wasn’t an issue in the 1960s.

          Now you owe me big for filling you in; you poor Left-Coaster. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • 146 utaustinliberal
            May 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

            p.s They also talked about the cruel tricks Romney played on a nearly blind teacher. Slamming the door so the door could hit the teacher, tripping him…etc.

            Romney is sick. He’s a sick animal.

            • 147 Liberal Librarian
              May 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

              He would’ve done quite well as minor nobility in the middle ages, oppressing the peasants.

          • 148 Liberal Librarian
            May 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm

            Come to my viewing party for the CL final. We’ll have cocktails and food ready!

        • 149 57andfemale
          May 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

          Rev also had competing black ministers. Ends up the minister opposed to same sex marriage making a big deal about not supporting PBO didn’t support him in 2008 either. So who the hell cares?

    • May 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      I have it on in the background, listening with one ear, typing with one hand, eating with the other, and talking on the phone. No wonder I can’t get anything done. Never have been a proponent of multi-tasking, too many moving parts.

    • 151 utaustinliberal
      May 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Yes I am. Rev Al is great. David Corn was 100% right when he said that Romney was disingenuous for calling what he did “a prank” Corn said what Romney did was an assault. He assaulted another human being in a vile manner.

  24. May 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  25. 155 sherijr
    May 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    oh well he’s already made me cry.. when talking about how we the people made business successful.. how it is we the people’s investments, hard work, etc.

  26. 156 Pamela
    May 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I can see the Paramount from the deck of this apartment I work in.. Not much activity, but the Times said 3:00, and departure to CA in the afternoon. Have not seen any sign of the motorcade, but cannot spend the whole time out in the deck looking so might have missed. I do see where Pine Street is blocked by police cars, no foot traffic either. The Paramount is on Pine.

  27. 157 Pamela
    May 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I see the police escort, the streets are closes now, looking for the motorcade! EeeeK!

    • 158 Liberal Librarian
      May 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Don’t faint! We already have GGail plotzing because she gets to wave at the motorcade in Studio City.

    • 159 Pamela
      May 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Here he comes! Oh my oh my!

      • 160 Pamela
        May 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        This is fun! my doctor lady is sitting out here with me on the deck, almost front row seats!

        • 161 Pamela
          May 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm

          The freeway entrance to head back to Boeing Field is less than a block from the retirement center building, pretty exciting now!

          • 162 Pamela
            May 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

            That’s it, he’s gone. I waved and blew kisses from my heart! Wonderful! I’ma happy TODObot! Hugs all around! ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 163 sherijr
        May 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        but wait.. isn’t he in Seattle right now?

      • 169 PoliticalJunkessa
        May 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm


      • May 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        If you time it just right, you and your lady doctor could possibly get even closer. Make sure the beast is directly under you before you jump. Don’t mind those guys in the sunglasses. Tell them cookemom sent you.

        • 171 Pamela
          May 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

          She ain’t doin’ no more jumping after that sternal fracture! Believe me! Tomorrow is her 86th birthday, she won’t admit it but she was delighted to see the motorcade pass by almost under her penthouse floor deck! What a day! What a day!

          • 172 Pamela
            May 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

            There were plenty of people lined up all along the streets to wave, traffic is still trying to smooth out, but they left downtown just before peak hour, so that was well planned! He is so great.. Feels sadder already without him – he was only here for 4 hours!

        • 173 TrumpDog
          May 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

          You’ve had me laughing all day.

  28. 175 hopefruit2
    May 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I’m fired up too Mr. President!!!

  29. 176 sherijr
    May 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    woohoo! He is soooo going to take this country by storm again.. yippee kayay~ I am so ready for this election ๐Ÿ™‚ Big Fire!

  30. May 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    So Paul ‘Eddie Munster’ Ryan and his gang want to vote to cut food stamps and meal on wheels? Yet they refused a Dem plan to prohibit cuts to defense; but cut farm and oil subsidies instead, along with tax reform for millionaires.

  31. 180 Tally
    May 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm


    One of my dearest friends is WORKING the dinner at Clooney’s. He’s gets to be in the same air space as two of my favorite men!! Where is a gal’s Fairy Godmother when you need her?

  32. May 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    “Live in our faith, not legislate with it” – guest on Rev Al show.

  33. May 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Catch Tweety’s repeat show from earlier… on now, if you can. Good stuff

  34. 198 Tally
    May 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  35. 201 Bill
    May 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Jamie Diamond of JP Morgan Chase announced after the market closed the firm lost $2 billion trading derivatives in their London office. He said the loses could get bigger. And Willard and Jamie Diamond are against banking regulations. This is big.

  36. 202 Tally
    May 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

  37. May 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    O/T: sort of…..I have time now to watch the FULL video of the interview. Even on ABC site, I can’t find the full interview. Help–someone. Please. ๐Ÿ™‚

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