Heads up: Michelle Obama on Mamiverse (& updates from Iowa)


Thanks amk



1:50: President Obama delivers remarks on middle class tax relief at a campaign event in Iowa



Thanks Dudette


President Obama greets Leo Olson, accompanied by his mother Sarah, after arriving at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids


President Obama speaks with Jason McLaughlin, principal of Center Point-Urbana High School, his wife, Ali, an account manager for a document scanning company, and their 4-year-old son Cooper, as they hold a discussion on middle class tax cuts at their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

149 Responses to “Heads up: Michelle Obama on Mamiverse (& updates from Iowa)”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    July 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    First. Ha.

  2. 14 amk for obama
    July 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    My double treat ?

  3. July 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I hope no mama grizzlies were invited.

    • 31 cookemom
      July 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm


    • 33 Dudette
      July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Git it Nancy!!

    • 34 cluny
      July 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Oh my god – Nancy Pelosi is so great!

      • 35 carolyn
        July 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        Every time I see Nancy, I think: Wow….we’re the same age! Good for us! She looks great and works great……

    • 36 Ladyhawke
      July 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks for posting. I am crazy for Nancy Smash.

      • 37 ChristiMTL
        July 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        Isn’t she great? I love Speaker Pelosi…..and she can move!

        • 38 HZ
          July 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

          Good Day Chips and TOD Family. It is wonderful to be alive and moving up the healing ladder. Oh, how great to see our Nancy, The Great Speaker who will return to the House. She is as lovely as her smile and energy. What a joy for all of those lovely people to be in Rep. Frank’s and his partner’s space. Happy for happiness.

          Beautiful day today. Feeling better and moving in the direction of putting my doctors in the “surprise zone.” Got to do what you have to do. I am so grateful to be here and moving in a direction that I so want to be a part of during this journey of my life.

          Let us share our ((((((((((Hugs and laughts)))))))))))) to those around us. Moving FORWARD for our beautiful and hardworking POTUS. HZ

  4. 39 Judith Fardig
    July 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Si Se Puede

  5. 40 Bill R.
    July 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  6. 45 Dudette
    July 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    AG Eric Holder to speak at NAACP convention in Houston today

    HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the NAACP convention in Houston. That’s as the group launches a battle against voter ID laws that they contend will reverse gains made during the tumultuous civil rights era.

    Holder was originally scheduled to speak Monday but cancelled at the last minute. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says he will address the group on Tuesday.

    NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous likened the fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws passed in several states to “Selma and Montgomery times,” referring to historic Alabama civil rights confrontations of the mid-1960s.

    He challenged those attending the annual convention to redouble to get out the vote in November.

  7. 47 amk for obama
    July 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  8. 48 4morefor44
    July 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    just saw this line from biden speaking to la raza about mittbot: he wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show his. that’s a devastating point in my opinion. team obama is really honing their messages well, as always!

  9. July 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    • 50 4morefor44
      July 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      just looked at that reporter’s twitter feed and he had a typo earlier today (which he corrected) and called the president “lotus” in instead of potus. not sure that’s actually a typo. PBO is our lotus flower after all.

  10. July 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Hilarious, look at the kid’s face:

    President Obama speaks with Jason McLaughlin, principal of Center Point-Urbana High School, his wife, Ali, an account manager for a document scanning company, and their 4-year-old son Cooper, as they hold a discussion on middle class tax cuts at their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  11. July 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm


    @OFA_UT responds!!!

    • 61 donna dem 4 obama
      July 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      You are on FIRE BobFr

    • 63 amk for obama
      July 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Go Bob.

    • July 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you Donna and amk! And, yes IN_DEED, 4morefor44, please EVERYONE keep spreading the idea. Can’t thank purpleshoesla for her clever recommendation of the ‘tip jar’ on the family kitchen/dining room table!!!

      • 65 vcprezofan2
        July 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        I lurv this strain Bobfr, and have a feeling it will be our most effective $1 a day/$7 wk effort! I also love your idea of targeting it directly at state OFAs, and asking volunteers who go in to talk it up at the local OFAs. If done this way and handed in through the local groups would that mean people won’t impact their individual contribution amounts? I hope so. If that’s the case, then we could arrive at our own PeoplesPAC via the back door.

  12. July 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
  13. 67 eyecandi
    July 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Did anyone watch THE VIEW today with Jame Carville?

    • 68 Nena20409
      July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      No. Not yet. I DVR The View. I will watch it later this evening. What is James Carville Bi*ching about Now?

  14. July 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  15. 72 Ladyhawke
    July 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm


    by Mahwish Khan on 07/10/2012


  16. July 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    FLOTUS and these Latina moms are having a great conversation about health care and education. She’s such a great listener and empathizer.

    • 74 COS
      July 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Hey Meta, I agree. I felt just like she was sitting with me on my couch. She is so down to earth. 🙂

  17. 75 amk for obama
    July 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    • 76 donna dem 4 obama
      July 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      BAM Retweeting!!

    • 77 Nena20409
      July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Now, Isn’t that the truth.

      The reason? The Journos covering this pres Is about 98% Caucasian. Might they have racial bottled up and hidden attitude against pres Obama, at least unknowingly? Just wondering.

      • 78 amk for obama
        July 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

        No need to wonder. Majority of them are showing their inner racist selves. My high opinion of america has drastically nose-dived in the last 4 years.

        • 79 cluny
          July 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

          Yes – it’s very sad amk. My opinion of the US skyrocketed during 08 and when PBO was elected the world was so happy. It makes my blood boil to see the casual disrespect thrown at the President – right and left alike. But he’s tough – he’s doing like Jackie Robinson and Willie Mayes – it’s always hard to be the first. I feel for all the AA’s in the US – I can never ever understand the pain they have gone through over the years but just want all to know we love you and root for you – in all fields and endeavors. PBO is just totally alpha and superior to all he has had to compete against – that’s what mediocre people (including journalists) can’t handle – it’s knowing he knows that they are mediocre at their core. If there is any justice in the world PBO will crush that entitled Willard – who will never, ever know what it’s like to be great.

    • 80 Ladyhawke
      July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm


    • July 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm


    • 82 Pamela
      July 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Forward on this!

    • 83 Cha
      July 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Yeah, you Hypocritical MoFoS..WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?!!! HMMMMMMMMMM? Spill tea bags!

  18. 84 ChristiMTL
    July 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    While I was at Buzzfeed reading the article about Bain and outsourcing that Bill posted…I checked this:

    35 Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects

    I didn’t know you can fix a DVD with a banana!

    What the heck

    I need to try that.

  19. 85 Claire
    July 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    romney – liar and hypocrite.

    “The blind trust is an age-old ruse. You give a blind trust rules. You can say to a blind trust, don’t invest in properties which would be in conflict of interest or where the seller might think they’re going to get an advantage from me.”

    -Mitt Romney, 1994

  20. 86 ChristiMTL
    July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Romney: “If there’s an outsourcer-in-chief it’s the President of the United States, not the guy that’s running to replace him.”

    It’s so typical of him

  21. July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    John Thomas Fowlkes was confirmed by the Senate to be United States District Judge for the Western district of Tennessee on Tuesday.

    The vote was 94 to 2.

  22. 90 Ladyhawke
    July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    ‘Obamacare’ more popular on eve of repeal vote

    By Steve Benen


    When House Republicans vote for the 31st time tomorrow to kill the entirety of the law — that’s literally the number, not a figure exaggerated for humor — they’ll no doubt give a lot of speeches boasting that “the American people” are on their side. But public attitudes are far more complex than the right chooses to believe — support for the law has gone up and the provisions within the law remain quite popular. Less than a third of the country actually likes the Republican proposal to scrap every letter of the law.

    Indeed, while there’s little doubt the 31st House vote on repealing the health care law will go exactly the same way as the first 30 House votes — it’s going to pass — it’s been interesting to watch the ground shift a bit in the wake of the high court ruling. Republicans still hate the law, of course, but the bigger picture has become more complicated.



  23. July 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Haha—-pastor doing the invocation said, “We thank you, God, that we are fired up and ready to go.”

  24. July 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Oh Brother! Robney is going to help out the firefighters in Colorado. The same firefighters he wants to get rid of, pandering, as such!

    • 93 anniebella
      July 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Jovie, help them with what, their pink slip. You guys are fired, we don’t need more teachers, policemen, and fire fighters.

  25. 94 Linda
    July 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Turn on TV to see if cspan was showing anything worthwhile and MSNBC was on with John Sununu lying his but off…


  26. 95 Dudette
    July 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    While we wait for PBO’s speech today in Iowa, we can listen to his message to Rural Americans…

  27. 97 Ladyhawke
    July 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Mitt Romney thinks people in the middle class make over $250,000 a year

    by Eclectablog on JULY 10, 2012


    • 102 amk for obama
      July 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you dudette. Here is my bedtime gunnite story. Time to let amanda out.

      On their way to a justice of the peace to get married, a couple has a fatal car accident. The couple is sitting outside heavens gate waiting on St. Peter to do the paperwork so they can enter. While waiting, they wonder if they could possibly get married in Heaven. St. Peter finally shows up and they ask him. St. Peter says, “I don’t know, this is the first time anyone has ever asked. Let me go find out,” and he leaves.

      The couple sit for a couple of months and begin to wonder if they really should get married in Heaven, what with the eternal aspect of it all. “What if it doesn’t work out?” they wonder, “Are we stuck together forever?” St. Peter returns after yet another month, looking somewhat bedraggled. “Yes,” he informs the couple, “you can get married in Heaven.” “Great,” says the couple, “but what if things don’t work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?”

      St. Peter, red-faced, slams his clipboard onto the ground. “What’s wrong?” exclaims the frightened couple. “Geez!” St. Peter exclaims, “It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it’s going to take for me to find a lawyer?”

      Gunnite folks. It’s going to be 11 pm here.

  28. July 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Band at PBO’s event playing “Baby, please, give me one more chance” and “I want you back”

  29. 110 ChristiMTL
    July 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  30. 116 donna dem 4 obama
    July 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Here is just another one of those facts that our media neglects to mention: 32 out of our 50 states have unemployement under 8%. That’s right almost two-thirds of this country is in recovery from the worse economic disaster in the last 80 years.



  31. 121 carolyn
    July 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Well, guess what came in my mail today……a letter from Ann Romney telling me how bad President Obama is and begging for money. The front of the return envelope says: By using your own first class stap to return this envelope, you will be helping us safe much needed funds. Thank you.
    Well…….So I am responding and sending the form back to the RNC in the envelope without a stamp with this handwritten message:
    It starts: To: Ann Romney,c/o RNC, so I circled “Ann Romney” and wrote…..is the biggest phony ever, next to her husband. I have NEVER contributed to the RNC and NEVER will. I am a registered true blue Democrat who voted for President Obama in 2008 and will PROUDLY vote for him again. Mitt is a Robber Baron. Do NOT send me any more of this junk mail.”

    I know it will not have anyimpact, but it felt so good saying it! I don’t know how they got my name and address. It was not sent to Occupant.

    If others of you have received these, what did you do? Should I just write “return to sender” when I see the name?

  32. 123 anniebella
    July 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I just finish listening to the First Lady talking to some Latino Mothers, I enjoyed it very much. It just wasn’t long enough, maybe next time it will be alittle longer, with people asking questions. But it was real nice.

  33. 125 Dudette
    July 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    If you have a strong stomach, CSPAN is running House debate on Republicant’s 32nd fake-attempt at repealing ACA!

  34. July 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  35. July 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  36. July 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Their is Richard Engle, deep inside Syria, again like no other!
    His contacts are similar to CIA, so…
    Me thinks he may just be one!

  37. 135 desertflower
    July 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Yet another ginned up NRA controversy to promote gun sales and scare the nutbags….you know what makes me so sad? The fact that SO MANY PEOPLE CAN”T THINK FOR THEMSELVES.


  38. 136 amk for obama
    July 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Ok. The last one. (I promise).

    A guy was walking down the street and saw this – two hearses, a lady in black veil behind the hearses and a trail of women behind her. As the hearses passed him, he asked one of the women, “what happened ? why two hearses at the same time?”.

    The woman says, “well, that lady has a really vicious pit-bull. Today morning, first, it attacked her husband. Then when his mother intervened, it attacked her too. Now they both are dead”.

    The man was shocked and said “That’s really tragic. That dog must be put down. So you ladies are following the hearses in support of that lady?”.

    The woman says “Oh, Hell no, we are following her to borrow her dog”….


  39. 138 desertflower
    July 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Spineless. http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-takes-no-position-on-supreme-court-ruling Doesn’t want to piss off the “kill them all” crowd.

  40. July 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  41. 140 sherijr
    July 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Alright POTUS in 5… I have missed all of his speeches the past week or so.. looking forward to this,..,. and what a crowd in Iowa.. definitely FiredUP!

  42. 141 Bill R.
    July 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    @ABC @WaPo Change to RW pollster Langer Research to sell their narrative. #TotalFraud

  43. July 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀

  44. 145 desertflower
    July 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Mitt’s lies will make the Encyclopedia Britannica look like a preface in a book. Lies beget lies beget lies…..


    The gist of the disagreement comes down to this: There’s no question that numerous public filings and some press references say Romney was still running things at Bain after 1999. But his campaign insists that whatever securities filings may have said, in practice, he was so busy running the 2002 Winter Olympics that he actually had no role at Bain after early 1999. That’s certainly possible in theory. But there’s no evidence for it besides self-interested claims by Romney. And there’s plenty of documentary evidence to the contrary. What you tell the SEC is really supposed to be true.


    I’ve found yet more instances where Romney made declarations to the SEC that he was still involved in running Bain after February 1999. To the best of my knowledge, no one has yet noted these.

    The documents go into different aspects of Romney’s ownership of various Bain and Bain related assets. But in both Romney had to say what he currently did for a living.

    Here are two SEC filings from July 2000 and February 2001 in which Romney lists his “principal occupation” as “Managing Director of Bain Capital, Inc.”

    So, he either lied to the SEC, or he’s lying to America now. Either way, Willard has a pathological lying problem.

  45. 146 vcprezofan2
    July 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Man, I love the way things are shaping up in the roll out of ads for the campaign. None of our ad participants seem frantic or desperate or insincere, and the ads are so truthful

  46. 147 whatisworking
    July 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    ObamaCare :: Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says


  47. 148 cluny
    July 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Great crowd! And PBO is kicking it.

    • 149 vcprezofan2
      July 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Great, eh? 😆 😆 😆 😆 My only ‘problem’ is that lady who keeps yelling out. I want to tell her to be polite and reasonable and, if she must, just do one shout-out

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