President Obama holds up a hoagie sandwich at Taylor Gourmet after holding a roundtable discussion with small business owners at the restaurant in Washington, DC, May 16

President Obama’s signed receipts sit at the counter

107 Responses to “Hungry?”

  1. 1 symmetry11
    May 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Um, yes I am hungry. All I had for breakfast was one piece of dry toast. lol….is it lunch time yet?

    • May 16, 2012 at 11:38 am


      Congratulations on being first and President Obama loves to feed the hungry. I think you may be in luck!

      Hope your day is going well.


      • 3 symmetry11
        May 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

        I will take a small portion of the sandwich that PBO is holding up….lol
        I am doing well today. Hope that all is well with you.

  2. 4 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Fired up. Ready to eat!

  3. 6 nintendowii10
    May 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

    America is hungry… hungry for FOUR MORE FOR 44!!!!

  4. 8 auni
    May 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I’ll tell you, David Letterman’s comment, “What more do you want this man to do for you, honest to God”, just hit me like a ton of bricks!! It’s the truth in a nutshell. Fired up and ready to go!!!

  5. 12 nintendowii10
    May 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I cannot say enough how I enjoy President Obama being himself, a class act and respectful human being.

    And on the other hand, we have Mitt, a complete fake. He tries to emulate what President Obama does, and he has the nerve to say Obama is a failure. If Obama is SUCH a failure, then why are you wasting your time trying to copy cat everything he does?

    Like many others, I can’t wait until the debates. President Obama will leave Mitt hanging in the dust. Mitt will have to debate the REAL Obama, not the fake charicature of Obama the far right have been pushing.

  6. May 16, 2012 at 11:57 am

    The MSM is going wild over sandwich-gate so I tweeted them this

  7. 22 Proud Former White House Intern
    May 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Awesome I think if I was behind that counter I would have lost my ability to count.

  8. 23 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    @SpeakerBoehner had his ‘brink’ taken away ….


  9. May 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  10. 26 Ladyhawke
    May 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    MITT ROMNEY IS AFRAID TO DO CABLE & NETWORK INTERVIEWS (without Ann Romney) AND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCES (without limiting type and number of questions. Reporters usually have to yell questions at him while he is working a rope line. How would he handle hour long prime time press conferences with the jackals.? How would he handle meetings with foreign leaders? How would he handle reporters from other countries? Why is he only comfortable doing friendly interviews with select hosts on Fox?

    If Mitt Romney thinks he is qualified to be the leader of the free world, shouldn’t he be able to accept interview requests and hold regular press conferences. David Gregory and Bob Schieffer have been asking for an interview every Sunday. So far he has declined. We all know that David and Bob are not going to really challenge his outlandish claims. If he is afraid of David and Bob who are know for softball interviews (especially for the GOP), that’s pathetic. Let’s face it, the real problem is that Romney is a control freak and being in unscripted situations freaks him out. That’s not very presidential.

    • 27 Linda
      May 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Reporters covering Mitt Romney’s campaign sent out a volley of tweets on Wednesday, complaining that they had been prevented from asking the presumptive Republican nominee questions at an event in Florida.

      Trouble between the campaign and the press apparently started at the beginning of the day. Sara Murray, a Wall Street Journal reporter, tweeted that journalists had been told they would not be asking any questions of Romney. “Isn’t that our decision?” a reporter asked.

      Then, the press corps was told that Romney was having an off the record meeting with “middle class families.” Politico’s Ginger Gibson noted that they used to be able to see these meetings happen, but were now having their access cut off.

      Things only deteriorated from there. A public event followed the private meeting, and campaign aides tried to physically prevent reporters from asking Romney questions at the rope line where he was greeting voters. The reporters “refused to leave,” in New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro’s words.

      ABC’s Emily Friedman said that most journalists were able to get to the rope line, “despite USSS and campaign asking us to leave and stop,” but that Romney still refused to answer any questions.

    • 29 anniebella
      May 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Ladyhawke, You have a sixty five year old man who is afraid to do cable and network interviews without his wife, that is what we want as a President. A lying 65 year old who is scared to face the cable and network interviews

      • 30 57andfemale
        May 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm


      • 31 Ladyhawke
        May 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm


        Romney has said he wants to delay talking about foreign policy until “AFTER” THE ELECTION. That’s essentially what he wants to do for everything. Sorry folks, no details until after I’m elected. And then we’ll see what happens. His theory is to give the least amount of details about how he would govern. His strategy is lie, distort and confuse the American people. Muddy the waters and try to neutralize President Obama’s accomplishments. He’s got no substance and no consistency. But he feels the presidency is owed to him. As Ann Romney said, IT’S OUR TURN NOW. Imagine that.

        It’s interesting that the media stenographers are finally getting restless about being told “no questions”. Talk about a delayed reaction. Romney has been stonewalling from the very beginning. I am curious to see just how far the feckless media takes their anger at the
        Romney campaign. It is long past due that Romney answer some tough questions about the swill that he spouts on a daily basis.

        ‘Engaging’ on foreign policy — after the election


        • 32 vitaminlover
          May 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

          Well, Ladyhawke, after President Obama is re-elected, Willard can talk about foreign policy and the economy and religion and everything else in his newly rebuilt house. He can decide the economic fate of the one son who said the Obama was great. That’s about all and then he can fade into the sunset.

  11. May 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    We are suddenly back to talking about the Debt, not jobs.
    And some revisions of History, is prominent.
    Boner says, he will press the President on a debt plan.
    Gather said yesterday, the executive branch has the tools to push the debt limit into early next year.
    So, this is a manufactured controversy, the Republicans are continuing the message.
    Threatening a government shutdown in October if they don’t get their way.
    Give me a break! Again?

    • May 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Geithner not gather!

    • 35 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Check my tweets, above, Jovie & this one …


    • 39 57andfemale
      May 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Republicans are reneging on a negotiated deal. they are liars and charlatans. If they can’t abide by agreements they have made then why should the President deal with them at all?

      • May 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

        Smoke and mirrors. Boehner is scared. The 98% house of cards is tumbling down so now all he can do is threaten what he can’t act on. PBO is in the absolute driver’s seat on this one and Boehner is just waking up to that fact.

        • 41 nathkatun7
          May 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

          Another evidence of the total failure of the mainstream media. Why aren’t reporters who promoted the 98% win for Republicans asking Boehner what happened to his claim that he got 98% in the deal he struck with the President last year?

      • 42 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        May 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        They have no hope of succeeding and failed @SpeakerBoehner knows it …


  12. 44 Cheryllou
    May 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    What time is VP Biden suppose to speak?

  13. 45 Ladyhawke
    May 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm


    Why Mitt Romney and the GOP Love Debt

    Hint: It’s why arsonists love fire



    This cannot stand. GOP lies cannot drown out our message this time.

    3 truths must get out.

    The Stimulus worked DESPITE GOP Sabotage. How else did we suddenly go from losing 800,000 jobs a month to creating them in May of 2009?

    The GOP is almost single-handedly responsible for this debt we’ve accumulated and is still holding middle class tax breaks hostage to keep tax breaks for the rich.

    The GOP loves debt because it gives them an excuse to create crises that scare the middle class into giving up the backbone that made America great.

    Debt is a boogeyman for the GOP. America has the money to balance our budget easily no matter what Pope Grover Norquist says. And any American that isn’t willing to ask those who can pay to pay what they did in the 90s doesn’t believe in growing the success America makes possible.

    The only way to solve our debt crisis is to do a simple thing: put Americans back to work.



    • May 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks for this Ladyhawke. You know the Republican meme “IOKIYAR.” Dick “Neocon” Cheney pointedly said “deficits don’t matter” when they were busy charging everything on the credit card. Now they expect us to forget all of the debt-laden policies of the Bush administration that the President had been so unfortunate to inherit, but wise enough to know how to handle with the crisis. I hope Romney co-signs to Boehner and the TeaParty lackeys’ latest attempt to hold the debt-limit hostage. It’s going to be a total fail, just like the last time.



    • 47 57andfemale
      May 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      ” grow our way out the recession”. More people employed, more people paying taxes. It’s worked for decades. hey, it’s what Reagan did to get out of the recession that he himself created with tax cuts.

  14. 48 Liberal Librarian
    May 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Librarian humor, but very telling about our current culture: http://www.unshelved.com/

  15. 49 Liberal Librarian
    May 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm


  16. 50 Liberal Librarian
    May 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  17. 51 Liberal Librarian
    May 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  18. 52 Linda
    May 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    FRANKFURT, May 16 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank has stopped monetary policy operations with some Greek banks as they have not been successfully recapitalised, euro zone central bank sources said on Wednesday.

    The ECB declined to comment.

    The ECB only conducts its refinancing operations with solvent banks. With no access to ECB funds, the banks concerned must go to the Bank of Greece for emergency liquidity assistance (ELA).

    It was unclear exactly how many banks were affected.

    One person familiar with the matter said four Greek banks’ capital was so depleted they were operating with negative equity capital. According to its own rules, the ECB cannot provide liquidity to banks in such a situation.

    • May 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Greece is such a pain in the ass. Alone, it represents huge problems, but combre that, with everything else in the World, it’s madness!

  19. 54 GGail
    May 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Awwwwww hoagie! I think I’ll go to Subway for lunch today and get me their version of a hoagie. I miss the East Coast version – they seem more authentic, but Subway will have to do. 🙂

    btw – Pamela – I voted for your lovely daughter. Good luck to her!

  20. 55 anniebella
    May 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Did President Obama think it was a 7-11 hoagie?

  21. 57 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    VP Biden is just breaking my heart … he could not be more real or more empathetic …. what an amazing speech he has just begun …



  22. 58 Liberal Librarian
    May 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  23. 60 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    VP Biden – “They don’t get it … They don’t get us … They don’t realize we have every right to dream … We don’t envy them … You build an economy by building things … They don’t get That!”

    He is taking no prisoners in this talk …


    • 61 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Excellent! Thanks for letting us know what Joey is saying. I like how he’s turning the “they don’t get it” talking point to our favor and taking it away from the RWNJs.

      • 62 PoliticalJunkessa
        May 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

        I think it’s badass how PBO, VPJB, and the campaign architects (Axelrod, Plouffe, et al) didn’t wait until Willard was declared the nominee, or even until the GOP primaries were officially over to start taking it to him. They started the general election without notice. Big leagues! 😆

        • 63 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          May 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

          Exactly PJ! 😀

          You will want to watch every moment of this speech. @MittRomney and his fellow #KOCHSTERS are in for a day after day after day unrelenting holding them accountable for their failed philosophy and the horror it brought to Americans. Not one bit of slack!


  24. 64 whatisworking
    May 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    Some good news that is widely unreported.

    U.S. Posted Budget Surplus of $59.1 Billion in April


  25. 67 whatisworking
    May 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    CMS: Obama health law has saved seniors $3.4 billion on prescription drugs


  26. 69 whatisworking
    May 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Go New York

    Living Wage Bill passes in the Big Apple


    • 70 57andfemale
      May 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      I think it’s Sweden: they have different minimum wage scales for different stages of life. It’s lower if you’re a teen or college student; it goes up when you need your wages to pay for living expenses and responsibilities of adulthood, and goes down some when you’re a senior. How sensible is that?

  27. 72 whatisworking
    May 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Fighting for our Military

    New HAMP Enhancements Will Help Military Homeowners


  28. 73 whatisworking
    May 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    More signs that not ALL of the states have lost their minds, some are actually nice

    Connecticut Legislators Stand with Child Care, Home Care Workers


  29. 74 sherijr
    May 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I love our Joe the VP.. he’s making a heck of speech.

    • May 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      He will get good local Press, Beltway media only focuses on bad news for Obama or pushes positive Robney stories
      I wished I could have seen the speech.

  30. May 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday launches a two-day campaign swing through the critical battleground state of Ohio. He will unleash a blistering attack on “Romney Economics,” charging that the presumptive Republican nominee’s business background shows he would favor wealthy investors over working-class Americans if he wins the White House.

    “Nobody knows better than the people of the Valley the consequences of that kind of philosophy,” Biden planned to say in a noontime speech at an advanced automotive manufacturing facility in Youngstown. “You’ve been through hell and back.”

    The blunt-speaking vice president’s remarks, excerpts of which were made public by the Obama campaign, focused on Mitt Romney’s time as head of the Bain Capital private equity firm. They echo an Obama campaign ad released earlier this week focused on a steel plant that went bankrupt eight years after Bain bought it in an attempt to turn the struggling business around.


    • 78 COS
      May 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      I just finished watching VP Joe unleash!!! 🙂 He is genuine and good. I am so loving the fact that they are hitting Romney on the Bain stuff. Like VP Joe said, Romney is the one who is touting his business experience, so let’s take a look at this experience. 🙂

  31. 79 Linda
    May 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    “Romney’s own words debunks his claim he is a “businessman”: his own book Turnaround, about his role as CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Romney says on page 16, “I never actually ran one of our investments; that was left to management.”

    Also, while on a 1998 ski vacation, when Joklik spoke to Romney about taking over the SLOC job: “He said that he though project management skills were the most critical…I protested, ‘I don’t have any project management experience.’ Quote unquote from the businessman himself.

    He has always been an “invester”, never a businessman

    I sent this to the OFA Truth Team….hopefully we will see it in an ad very soon.”

    • 80 theo67
      May 17, 2012 at 2:57 am

      I’m going to tweet this in the morning, if you don’t mind. I’ve never seen this information on Romney.

  32. 81 amk for obama
    May 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  33. 82 amk for obama
    May 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    • 83 amk for obama
      May 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Any idea about the April fund raising total ?

      • 84 amk for obama
        May 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

        Forget it. Messina says more than 43 million dollars in April towards the end of that vid

        • 86 amk for obama
          May 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

          Thanks jovie. That we are pulling consistently pulling 40 mil above each month gives me a great hope. There is an undercurrent of support that will dramatically explode in mittbot’s face, come Nov.

          • May 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

            I think we will start seein 60+ soon!

            • 88 amk for obama
              May 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

              Yes, I think so too after the summer. I predicted before the campaign would get around 500 mil and they seem to be getting there.

              Just read that turd blossom’s pac is about 25 million negative ads in swing states. Hopefully this election cycle, americans will finally get tired of all the lies spewed by this coward and mehmney.

  34. May 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    The House is voting on their version of violence against Womens act…, Omits protections for victims who are Gay, immigrants and American Indian.
    So, if you fall into these very unfortunate groups of People, better take Karate!

  35. 91 anniebella
    May 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I am going to sent David Letterman a email or write him a letter, because he spoke the truth when he said what more do they want the man to do.

    • 92 anniebella
      May 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Imagine if our economy was a ship and that ship was sinking, now we couldn’t have one side working their butts off to save the ship, while the other side sit on their butts doing nothing, hoping the ship would sink, so they could place the blame on the captain. This is exactly what the Republicans have been doing since President Obama walk into that oval office.

      • 93 anniebella
        May 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        And Americans need to wake up and realize that too. We have a dam good President in office right now. And we don’t need some lying arrogant flip flopper who think the WH is owe him. That incident which happen 50 years ago when Romney was a teenager, says exactly what Mitt Romney is. Except the poor and middle class is beneath him, like that young man who he held down and cut his hair was beneath him.

  36. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    May 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    “What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to God!” = love it! I’d buy that t-shirt. What a priceless comment.

    P.S. WordPress – please let me post. Don’t make me beg.

  37. May 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Robert McGreevy explains the accelerator’s role in the complex, seven-country consortium to develop an experimental fusion reactor. Fusion power technology is tricky, though with Oak Ridge’s help the international team anticipates the first commercial fusion energy reactor to be online by 2050.  

    This Q&A and video are part of the Lab Breakthrough series, which highlights innovations developed at the National Labs. 


    • 96 Liberal Librarian
      May 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Jesus, we have to wait til 2050?? I want my science fiction universe NOW! 😆

  38. 99 Linda
    May 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Coming This Summer: For $24.95, George W. Bush Will Share His ‘Strategies For Economic Growth’


    Good Lord…..please make it stop…

  39. 104 Linda
    May 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Pharmacists In Kansas Can Now Deny Women Access To Birth Control


  40. May 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, California – On Friday, May 18 – in response to President Obama’s call to expand opportunities for summer employment for young people – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Chair of the White House Council of Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley will join members of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and the California Conservation Corps to kick-off summer work opportunities for more than 12,000 young people in national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands managed by the Department of the Interior (DOI).

    During the visit, Salazar and Sutley will visit with youth corps members to discuss their work in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. They will then announce 20 youth conservation corps projects across the country that have been awarded funding through an innovative public-private partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

    Since Secretary Salazar established youth employment as a high priority performance goal, the Department of the Interior has employed 35% more young people each year since Fiscal Year 2009. Overall in FY 2012, Interior expects to employ more than 21,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 25.


  41. 107 Ladyhawke
    May 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Jon Lovett ‏@jonlovett


    Come on, @GlennThrush. Going on Fallon and the View might not be necessary if most political news coverage wasn’t so profoundly useless.


Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • United States sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine
  • Richard Haass on the importance of putting country before party
  • Rep. Schiff: I'm deeply concerned with Speaker McCarthy's actions
  • 'It's as real as it gets': Second Gentleman marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • We need more bipartisan commitment to democracy: Pennsylvania governor



Blog Stats

  • 43,328,869 hits

%d bloggers like this: