Maumee, Ohio


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118 Responses to “Maumee”

  1. 1 iamwomanofcolor
    July 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Our President is a gift!

  2. 6 iamwomanofcolor
    July 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    These pictures make my entire day, night, week, year! etc.!! Thank you Chips!
    and I think I am first again, wow, twice in a month! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!!!

  3. 7 donna dem 4 obama
    July 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    He looks good, He sounds good and he is inspirational.

    There is always people who are rapt when they watch this man speak. I see why the Repubs are terrified of him. They should be!

  4. July 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    President Obama did three local TV interviews during his swing through Ohio: WBNS-CBS (Columbus), WHIO-CBS (Dayton), WLWT-NBC (Cincinnati).

    • 10 Dudette
      July 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm


    • 11 donna dem 4 obama
      July 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Excellent! That’s how you reach the people that matter. He knows how to get around the cable chatter. All the more reason why they are insignifcant.

      Meanwhile, I guess Williard will only do local if Miss Ann will sit and hold his hand through it.

      • 12 cookemom
        July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        yep, until she calls his father crazy, then it’s back in the mothballs for Sar….er, uh Annie Ooopsly.

    • 13 jackiegrumbacher
      July 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Now that’s the heart of it. Bypassing the lame beltway press and going straight for the home teams.

  5. July 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    He is a beautiful man!

  6. 15 Linda
    July 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I love the Health Care Reform t-shirt with the box checked off….

    • 16 COS
      July 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      So did I. It would be nice to have a series of t-shirts with one accomplishment on each one, if they don’t already have them.

  7. July 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Wow – AMAZING crowd shots. I just love the enthusiasm of the men with their hands in the air.

  8. July 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    For the first time this campaign cycle, President Obama is being accompanied by two spokespeople – one for the presidency and one for the campaign.

    White House press secretary Jay Carney and new traveling campaign press secretary Jen Psaki tag-teamed the gaggle with reporters on Air Force One on Thursday. Carney took questions on the administration’s filing of a trade complaint against China (not politically motivated, he says) and Psaki interjected slights against Mitt Romney (who opposed a similar complaint in 2009, she says).

    The change marks a new phase as Obama ramps up campaigning while still holding the presidency. Officials say that going forward, campaign representatives will travel with the president at nearly all times.


    • 23 Dudette
      July 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Obama Team = Smart, hardworking, competent, diverse, patriotic

    • 24 utaustinliberal
      July 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I LOVE that Jen Psaki is back on the team. She was Deputy Communications in the WH, working under Dan Pfeiffer. Then she left to freelance aka back the WH on TV shows and now she’s back once again on Team Obama 2012. She is a firecracker of truth. She does not stand for lies about Pres. Obama and his accomplishments.

  9. 25 vitaminlover
    July 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Somebdy needs to be stnding there with a fan and a mini air conditioner to keep my President cool.

    • July 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Are you volunteering VL? 😆

      • 27 donna dem 4 obama
        July 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        If she’s not I will. But then someone would need to hold me up cuz these knees would be buckeling while trying to attend to his er ummm needs.

      • 29 anniebella
        July 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        No we need our President to show that he is one of us. Alittle sweat won’t hurt our President. We don’t want him to come across as some phony ass machine like liar like that Mitt Romney.

        • 30 anniebella
          July 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

          Can you just imagine all the B.S. which would come from the right and the media if POTUS having someone up there fanning him. President Obama is one of us, he is not some rich snob who can’t stand alittle hot weather.

          • 31 anniebella
            July 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

            You said POTUS did some interviews with some local stations, that is another reason the MSM is so anti-Obama, he will go around them, threw them, over them if he has too. But the MSM isn’t mad with Mitt the liar Romney cause he doesn’t give them interviews.

      • 32 vitaminlover
        July 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        Well let’s see, first my hands would start trembling from utter respect. Then my knees would buckle from the weight of the air conditioner. Then I would be all in the Secret Service’s way ticking them off. Finally his coolness would over take the entire situation and I would be politely asked to please step aside. Which I would graciously do after I shook his hand.

    • 33 cookemom
      July 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      PBO would be cool if he was addressing the universe from a podium on the sun. I mean really, 90+ degree heat and all that shows is shiny success sheen on his brow.

  10. July 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    LOOKING GOOD Mr. President — stay hydrated! Love the retro look of the “Betting on America” placard. 🙂

  11. July 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I remember when Brad Woodhouse and the DNC did a Shadow Bus tour of Robney.
    Did not get any Publicity, pawlenty and Jindal are getting plenty of media coverage, almost as much as the Presidents Trip.
    That is Fair???

    • 36 donna dem 4 obama
      July 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      When you say, “media coverage” you mean cable right? I’ll check my local and network news tonight and see how much coverage T-Paw and Jinal get with the people who watch what is suppose to be the real news. Cable tries to drive the narrative. We’ll see if they win this one. I’ll let ya know 😉

    • 37 cookemom
      July 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      media/twitter bomb required, or do like PBO go around the cable chattering class and take the truth directly to the people. Letters to the editor in local papers achieve that. Wrote me a letter the other day, it may not get published, but I did my part. Call to action, anything else is just a distraction.

    • 39 57andfemale
      July 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Yeah, but have you seen the two tours compared and contrasted? It’s a hoot. They look ridiculous, dull, unable to give a shit about anyone. It’s a laugh riot.

    • 40 jackiegrumbacher
      July 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Jovie, the Democratic shadow events got a lot of local publicity, so everybody did know about it, especially when Romney had to site and move to another because of Rendell and the Dem protestors.

  12. 41 sherijr
    July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Oh Chips these pictures have made my day~ all the beautiful smiling happy faces for our President are especially wonderful to see. Thank YOU.

  13. July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    POTUS may have his PIE RADAR on:

    • 43 donna dem 4 obama
      July 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Hmmmm Yummy pie. Meta, what is your favorite pie to make?

      • July 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        Apricot is my very favorite but really any seasonal fresh fruit pie. Although I’m testing a butterscotch cream with chocolate tart crust this afternoon!

        • 45 cookemom
          July 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

          drooling here….

          • July 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

            Perfect union of butter, brown sugar, cream and vanilla, with a little dash of rum for depth. Poured into a chocolate tart shell with dollops of whipped cream billowed on top.

            • 47 cookemom
              July 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

              make it stop…sitting here eating rice cakes and cucumber.

              • July 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

                I know. For purposes of testing and writing, I only taste two very small bites and then throw it all away after it’s been photographed. Gotta stay on my healthy diet.

        • 49 donna dem 4 obama
          July 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

          Dang that sounds good. Although, you know I am a plain girl when it comes to my desserts. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting and good ole fashioned warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top. Ummmmm dessert heaven. You do know that a meta creation dessert will have to be baked at the donna dem house next January oh around inauguration time. Right?

          • 50 cookemom
            July 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

            dibs on a chair at that table

            • 51 donna dem 4 obama
              July 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

              All are welcome. Party at the donna dem house!

              • July 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

                We have to somehow land a tour of the White House while we’re all there……

                • 53 donna dem 4 obama
                  July 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

                  We’ll need to contact our Congressperson or Senator now to ensure that we get tickets. I’m not sure if the weekend of the Inauguration they will be allowing visits. It’s something about when there is a holiday the WH is closed and that’s a holiday weekend because of MLK Birthday so we need to look into this ASAP. They say you can get tickets 6 months early and you know everybody is going to want to go so they will go quickly.

                • July 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm

                  That will be some treat — the Inauguration, girl talk at DonnaDem’s house and a dessert made by the talented hands of Meta. I cannot wait!

          • July 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

            I love apples and apple anything is very hard to beat. I am preparing whatever the OFamily desires!!

    • 59 anniebella
      July 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Did you say pie? Is Mark Knoller any where around?

      • 60 donna dem 4 obama
        July 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

        Let’s hope not. That’s a small town and it will take weeks to recover from him devouring the cities pie supply.

      • 61 0388jojothecat
        July 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

        You know our President looooooveeeeesssss pie….

  14. 62 Linda
    July 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    WASHINGTON — The campaign committee tasked with electing Democrats to the Senate raised $2.5 million in the three days following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the president’s health care law.

  15. July 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Even while campaigning he is still the president and that limits his timeI think but while he is on the road we get great pics here. They make my day!

  16. 65 collegekay
    July 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I love PBO in Campaign mode!

  17. 66 Vicki
    July 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    “The health care law that I passed will stand. ” President Barack Obama. Firm. strong. Taking full weight.
    “They can’t stop us.” PBO saying something we (or I) haven’t heard since summer of 2008. Our beloved president is sounding confident and fired up. Hot doesn’t only apply to the weather in Ohio.
    Go, PBO, Go !!!

  18. 67 Anna Twiselton
    July 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I am begining to believe my SO, most people have made up their minds who they are going to vote for. Thanks to sites like TOD, people know where to go for the real news, information, not listen to faux journalists. Have many friends who are not actively involved in campaining, but when they do speak the strength of their support of PO, it is unfaltering. Myself, off tonight to my OFA group to make calls.

    • July 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Beautiful melting pot! I have yet to see happy faces at Myth’s events.

    • 70 donna dem 4 obama
      July 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks Chips. I’m sharing that one!

    • 71 COS
      July 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      You are so right Chips. I absolutely love the diversity. I don’t understand how he could possibly win the election with one ethnic group. This is why I don’t believe that the polls are as close as they want us to believe.

      • 72 jackiegrumbacher
        July 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

        COS, it’s not even one ethnic group–it’s the males in one ethnic group. Women support our president, as well as well-educated white males, so you are really talking about a subset of white working class males who have their heads on crooked.

    • 73 daisydem
      July 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      and ages too … the young, and the grandmothers/grandfathers …. and those in between!

  19. 74 utaustinliberal
    July 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Musician, Gwen Stefani will be hosting a fundraiser with FLOTUS next month at her Beverly Hills home. She said she’s not going to sit back and let Romney lie about Pres. Obama and his accomplishments so she’s stepping up to the plate in any way Obama 2012 wants her too. As the campaign season ramps up, just like with recent increased donations to the campaign war chest of Priorities USA, other bigwigs are stepping up to the plate to help Obama 2012 anyway they can.

  20. 79 Squarepeg
    July 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Guys – remember when PBO visited that all-black high school last year? What date was that, does anyone remember? Was it last year?

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      July 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      As usual, Deaniac’s analysis is brilliant. He has such an astonishing ability to grasp complex facts and explain them clearly.

  21. July 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    The Bain Of This Campaign, Ctd

    With Ann Romney panicking, and Obama’s narrow lead stabilizing, it looks as if the Bain attacks – now refreshed with accusations of out-sourcing – are working. One way of looking at this is examining a key swing state:

    In Ohio, which is a must-win state for Romney, Obama’s hefty lead is based on his strong support among women, blacks, and independents. According to Quinnipiac, the gender gap is a stunning fifteen points. Among female voters, Obama leads Romney fifty per cent to thirty-five per cent. He is also doing a good job of attracting support from independents, where he leads by nine points. These are alarming figures for Romney. If he loses Ohio, the electoral-college math becomes forbidding. Obama’s support among Ohio women and independents is so strong that it almost makes up for his chronic weakness among white men, which has always been his biggest vulnerability. Among white voters of both sexes, he is now trailing Romney by just four points: forty-five per cent to forty-one per cent

    Which is where the Bain ads have come in handy:

    Romney’s favorability rating is thirty-two per cent, according to Quinnipiac, and his unfavorability rating is forty-six per cent. The Obama campaign believes that its negative ads about Bain Capital, which have running in Ohio and other states during recent weeks, are having the desired effect, and that might well be true. In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of voters in swing states, one in three of them said that seeing or hearing about Romney’s business record made them view him more negatively, and just one in six said that it made them take a more positive view of him.

    All Obama needs to do is peel off a sliver of white working class votes from Romney and the path for the GOP to the White House gets much much harder.


  22. 85 0388jojothecat
    July 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Woooo Hooooo…Randi Rhodes is baaaaack baby. Sounds like she might be getting a show of her own on the teevee. She said she went to N.Y. so that must mean she is getting her own show maybe for both radio and teevee on Current. You heard it here first.

    • 86 desertflower
      July 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Crap! I don’t GET Current! Glad for Randi though…thanks for the head’s up…I didn’t listen to Nicole. She bothers me

    • 89 COS
      July 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      I am also glad that Randi is back. I can’t stand PL Nicole Sandler. It would be great if Randi could get a tv show.

      • 90 Zekke Lydonna
        July 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        I don’t listen when Nicole is the guest host. She is unnecessarily sour. Randi is uplifting.

    • 91 57andfemale
      July 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Oh. My. GOD!!!!!!! I would be over the moon if this is true!

      • 92 desertflower
        July 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        Did WP love our comments so much that they posted them twice? Yippee!! Not even one of my more “profound” statements:)

    • 93 Geeja
      July 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      I hope she does. I like the way she presents sound researched facts with her discussions and then tells you not to believe it because she said it but to look it up. She would make a wonderful teacher. I am waiting for her to get to Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth.

  23. 95 57andfemale
    July 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    This is completely worth the link to the Orange site. For those of you who need a primer on how to talk to your Rush Limbaugh-listing Uncle Fred about PPACA, you have to read this.


  24. 96 utaustinliberal
    July 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the idea Chips. 😀

    • July 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      My pleasure, Twitter warrior!

    • 98 desertflower
      July 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      And SMILES!!! Lots of SMILES!! People at Romney rallies look like they are either going to fall asleep, are thinking of their ingrown toenails, or can they sneak out somehow to go to the bathroom! Love the happy faces:)

  25. July 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    5 Jul 2012 10:30 AM

    The Profound Weakness Of Mitt Romney

    So the individual mandate was not a tax but a penalty – and Mitt Romney didn’t raise taxes as governor of Massachusetts. It was a rare moment of attempted consistency from the Romney camp, a decision for once not to follow the soundbite script of the conservative “movement” as they tried to run yet another campaign against a tax-and-spend “liberal”. And it lasted about … a week or so. Or as long as it took the Romneyites to read the Wall Street Journal editorial yesterday. Money quote:

    The Romney high command has muddied the tax issue in a way that will help Mr. Obama’s claims that he is merely taxing rich folks like Mr. Romney. And it has made it that much harder for Republicans to again turn ObamaCare into the winning issue it was in 2010.

    Why make such an unforced error? Because it fits with Mr. Romney’s fear of being labeled a flip-flopper, as if that is worse than confusing voters about the tax and health-care issues. Mr. Romney favored the individual mandate as part of his reform in Massachusetts, and as we’ve said from the beginning of his candidacy his failure to admit that mistake makes him less able to carry the anti-ObamaCare case to voters.

    Mr. Romney should use the Supreme Court opinion as an opening to say that now that the mandate is defined as a tax for the purposes of the law, he will work to repeal it.


    • 100 anniebella
      July 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      When will FLOUTS be going to London for the Olympics? I am assuming that Malia and Sasha will be going with her, I hope.

  26. 101 57andfemale
    July 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Shit. Romney pulled in $100M?

  27. July 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 07/05/2012
    What Mitt Romney’s `tax’ cave means for a Romney presidency

    By Jamelle Bouie

    As you know, Mitt Romney yesterday shifted gears and adopted the view that the individual mandate is a tax — after his campaign said the opposite a few days ago. This is more than a story for the news cycle, however; it has important implications for how Romney would conduct himself as president.

    Here’s what Romney told CBS:

    “The Supreme Court has spoken, and while I agreed with the dissent, that’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said it’s a tax, and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that.”

    As Greg pointed out this morning, conservatives aren’t at all satisfied by this change of heart. But their dissatisfaction has less to do with the substance of this debate, and everything to do with their mistrust of him. If anything, this episode highlights the degree to which Romney does not share conservative instincts, and must constantly shift positions as a result of that misalignment. Indeed, you could see the past week as a microcosm for Romney’s entire career. He’s an opportunist who is hindered by his complete inability to skate in concert with conservatives.


    • 110 desertflower
      July 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      And I think that doubtfullness and wondering by conservatives if he is really one of them…should be exploited to the MAX!

  28. July 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Robney raised 100 million. Jeesh! A fundraising machine. Whodathunk?

  29. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    July 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm


  30. July 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    At the kick-off rally for President Obama’ first campaign bus tour of the election season, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, a co-chair of the Obama 2012 campaign, assailed presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s off-shore accounts.

    “Oh, what a contrast, my friends, between these two men who would be president!” Strickland said, standing outside the Wolcott House Museum. “President Obama is betting on America and American workers, and Mitt Romney is betting his resources in the Cayman Islands, in Bermuda, in Switzerland and God only knows where else he is putting his resources.”

  31. July 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Mr. Romney should use the Supreme Court opinion as an opening to say that now that the mandate is defined as a tax for the purposes of the law, he will work to repeal it.

    What a coincidence! That’s where he finally decided to say this weekend. That little thing in Massachusetts won’t go away.

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