Heads up: President Obama speaking in Virginia Beach

President Obama holds baby Kerry Christophe as he greets well-wishers after meeting with military spouses at Rick’s Cafe in Virginia Beach

1:0: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach



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115 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama speaking in Virginia Beach”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Awesome can’t wait!

  2. 4 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm


  3. 5 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Bait and switch, chips.

  4. July 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Let’s get this train in gear!!

  5. 12 GGail
    July 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    GOOD west coast morning Chipsticks and TOD family!

    I am off work early today for a doctor’s appointment and I’m so excited to be able to see & hear our President speak!!!!!


  6. July 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  7. 18 Bill
    July 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I like Tim Kaine, he was one of the first governors to endorse BO, but he is no Joe Biden on the stump.

    • 19 57andFemale
      July 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      He’s a conservadem on many issues, but he’s a better dem than the likes of Ben Nelson or Mary Landrieu.

  8. July 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  9. 21 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    :). Run mitt, run mitt on your record as govnor. Another one teed up for the campaign.

    • 22 amk for obama
      July 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    • July 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    • 24 Ladyhawke
      July 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      MITT ROMNEY’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING RESUME (Let’s just focus on the Olympics, oh wait.)

      Let’s Have A Country As Good As the Olympics!

      By Ed Kilgore


      Oh, okay, the Olympics are what we’re supposed to judge Mitt on! That makes a lot of sense; organizing a bunch of athletic events is a whole lot like running a country. Better yet, the Summer Games this year will help reinforce the Romney message 24-7! When we see those scenes from London, we’ll all be instantly reminded of those exciting moments from Salt Lake City that we all remember so well. Except it was a lot colder. And there was snow.

      I gotta ask, has any candidate for president ever had a resume that shrinks during the campaign instead of expanding? If so, I can’t much remember it.



      • 25 amk for obama
        July 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        My post below was supposed to be in reply to you LH.

        • 26 Ladyhawke
          July 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

          thanks amk, you are fierce with that tweeter machine.

        • 27 susanne
          July 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

          and didn’t he squeeze the us taxpayers for the money to prevent those olympics unraveling? yes, we do need to look at his management of the olympics! and did his buddies at the (very rich) mormon church pitch in to help the state (which they practically own) succeed during the olympics? yeah, time for r-money to run on his olympics record.

  10. 28 GGail
    July 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    The feed from WAVY.com is GREAT! The people began chanting OBAMA & 4 MORE YEARS like they’re at a rock concert. The President is no where to be seen…….yet!

  11. 29 anniebella
    July 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    The crowd is shouting 4 More Years……4 More Years……4 More Years

  12. 30 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Romney campaign tries to bully the Boston Globe, Globe tells them to pound sand


  13. July 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  14. 33 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Have we seen this one??

  15. 34 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Transparency? http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/07/13/516395/media-barred-photos-romney-cheney/

    Dick Cheney hosted a fundraiser for Mitt Romney last night at his home in Wyoming. Donors paid $1,000 to attend a reception, $10,000 for a picture with Romney and $30,000 to eat dinner with Romney and Cheney in the former vice president’s home. While reporters were on hand to cover some of the events, media were not allowed to take photos of Cheney and Romney together. The Los Angeles Times explains:
    Because of the unpopularity of Bush and Cheney, Romney has kept his distance — never appearing publicly with either man during his 2012 campaign. Though both leaders are admired by many in the Republican Party base, any perception of closeness with Romney could be harmful as the unofficial Republican nominee seeks to draw in independent and moderate voters.

    Will take his money though…

  16. 35 GGail
    July 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s the introduction……

  17. 36 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  18. 42 Linda
    July 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    ok… I sent the Insurance rebate letter to OFA suggesting they make an ad showing Americans receiving their rebates and also showing Romney saying he will repeal the ACA and the House floor voting on repeal 33 times.

    I asked for a response and will post it if I get one.

  19. 44 Linda
    July 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Can someone live blog ? My volume is not working …..Wah………………..

  20. July 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    WOW, this woman introducing POTUS is FANTASTIC!!

  21. 46 GGail
    July 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    There he is!!!!!!!
    OMG – I haven’t seen him in such a long time!

  22. 48 57andFemale
    July 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Ed Schultz is insufferable today on the radio. Stephanie Cutter’s “afraid” of him because she couldn’t make his show today. He’s just too ‘strong’, too bold, demanding that PBO call Romney a felon.

    I understand the blue collar appeal but he doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together sometimes.

    • 49 Bill
      July 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Agree. He grew up as a Navy brat in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.

    • 50 Linda
      July 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      I don’t watch him anymore…..he yells to much an always lets the Republican get the last word at his round table discussions.

      • 51 57andFemale
        July 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        I’m working from home today. I had Stephanie Miller on and kept the radio on. He’s okay here and there but today he is ridiculous. He’s on the same rant like he was in WI where the President should have been on the picket line. He’s doesn’t know the difference between a movie and real life.

        I just had to turn him off. PBO’s stump speech is ‘boring’. yeah, if you’re paid 6 figures to listen to it every day but for that crowd and that city, it is fresh and meaningful. You bloviating jackass.

        And now I’m done bitching about Ed Schultz. At least he got some pushback, according to his own bloviating bullshit, from callers who called him a crybaby.

        It’s a good Friday.

    • 52 itgurl_29
      July 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      This is typical emoprog idiocy. The man is a dumbass. We’ve got Romney on the ropes, pummeling him all over, and this jackass Ed wants to turn around and start to call the Obama campaign cowards and make the issue about them. It’s not about calling Romney a felon. Stephanie is handling this perfectly. If she were to come out and say Romney is “a felon”, this whole thing would backfire. Let the media do their research and reach the conclusion.

      I DESPISE the professional left. These people are toxic and can’t understand anything but fighting their own. Screw Ed.

      • 53 57andFemale
        July 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        And if you have a great spokesperson, let that person do their job. If anything, the campaign message machine needs as many articulate, sharp, intelligent and passionate spokespeople they can find and not rely on the President to To It All. This is pitch-perfect and Ed has wasted precious time bitching about the President’s response and carrying on about his blown up self-importance.

    • 54 Ladyhawke
      July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm


      Insufferable is right. He is constantly second guessing everything President Obama does. During interviews he will invariably ask some guest “Is President Obama doing enough?” – “Shouldn’t President Obama say (fill in the blank)? – Why isn’t President Obama doing (fill in Ed Shultz’s bright idea”). As far as I am concerned, Ed can talk to the hand. I think David Plouffe and David Axerod know what they are doing. There’s a good reason why they are the “real campaign managers” and Ed Shultz has a cable show.

      • 55 theo67
        July 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        Yet, when Ed Schultz was asked to step up to the plate and run for Senate, he declined. He doesn’t have any credibility to criticize the Obama Campaign when he was too chicken to try and make an actual difference himself. And his life’s not in danger every day, like the President and his family. Talk about cowards – Ed should take a long look in the mirror.

  23. 56 yardarm756
    July 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  24. 57 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    The House’s Pathetic Schedule

    By Chris Weigant


    Whenever I write one of these articles, my initial reaction is always “Dock their pay!” Why, after all, should we be paying them not to work? Unfortunately, to do so would require (sigh) an act of Congress. Which means it is about as likely to happen as squadrons of flying pigs appearing over the Washington swampland.

    But that in no way prevents me from complaining about it, roughly every six months, until a few other folks notice what a terrible “return on investment” we the taxpayers are getting on our elected representatives. There is indeed, only one word to sum up the work schedule of Congress, and that word is “pathetic.”



    • July 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    • 59 Betsy
      July 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Some republican Michale, took over the comments part, spouting all the talking points of the GOP, calling PBO and his entire administration a snob and that they look down on everyone else, but doesn’t address the issue of Romney’s wealth.

      • 60 theo67
        July 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        That Republican (Michale) doesn’t even deserve a response. Anyone who has actually seen and listened to President Obama at all over the years knows that that statement is a complete lie. If that Republican calls President Obama a snob, but has no word to say about a candidate with Swiss bank accounts and million dollar horses… then, he’s not worth a second more of my time.

        • 61 Betsy
          July 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

          I agree with you, I just get disheartened and even discouraged sometimes with their absolute refusal to look at the realities of what Mitt Romney is, and attribute, without any evidence, all kinds of lies about PBO.

          • 62 theo67
            July 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

            The people who choose to behave that way are empty, soul-less people, who can’t tell a good thing even when it’s staring them in the face. I wouldn’t waste an ounce of emotion on them. there are plenty of good people who will benefit from your time and care.

  25. July 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm


    • 65 Pamela
      July 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Yes, poor man, we only want everything he has to give, for years to come! God Bless and Keep President Barack Hussein Obama!

  26. 66 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    • 67 susanne
      July 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      at this point, i think he just has the 5 handsome sons and blonde wife to run on. oh, and the full head of hair.

  27. July 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    PBO: The 2008 campaign was not about me, it was about us and our desire to make sure the American Dream continues for the next generation.

  28. 69 Dona McNealy
    July 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    PBO is telling the audience the reasons he decided to enter politics. Earlier he laughed and said he cannot continue to run after this election, unlike the people in congress, the crowd began to chant “4 more years!”. You get the definite idea that they wished he could continue to be POTUS beyond 2016.

  29. 70 Bill
    July 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Mrs Greenspan switched to an interview with wingnut Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli who went into a nasty bashing of PBO.

    • 71 Linda
      July 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      I turned her off when he came on……

      I also noticed that over at TeaNN the new Soledad O’Brien show has at least 2 Republicans on every day and 1 or zero Democrats.

      • 72 Betsy
        July 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        I did the same, turned off Mitchell when she went away from PBO’s speech. Luckily I was prepared with the on line stream of the speech so I didn’t miss anything.

    • 73 Bill
      July 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      MSNBC drops the speech by POTUS and goes to one of the nastiest Republicans in the country to bash him. This is the most blatant move yet by MSNBC.

      • July 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

        I think they’re freaked out by the polls and this latest Bain mess. They desperately want more drama on the Dem side.

    • 75 daisydem
      July 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      I saw that … why did she do that? The President was not even finished, plus Cuccinelli does not have his facts right. And what a nasty remark that the President wants there to be more poor people. WTF? He essentially defended Romney’s wealth … which I agree that a person is entitled to be rich if they earn that money but not at the expense of the lower classes. I am not objecting to Romney’s wealth, but to his tax evasion, his lies about Bain, etc. I am so mad! I want to slap Andrea Mitchell silly!

  30. 77 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    The Bain Shadow Years Loom Larger

    David S. Bernstein


    Increased scrutiny of this discrepancy potentially hurts Romney in a number of ways.

    First of all, there’s Romney’s “buck stops here” problem; the buck never seems to stop with him. Everything bad that’s ever happened under him — especially involving Bain — he always blames on other people, and that just isn’t very Presidential. The shadow years look like that in a huge way.

    It also reinforces the image of Romney as part of the specially insulated corporate overlord class, who get to manipulate the rules so that they always end up the winner. (I have previously dubbed this “Romney’s no-lose life”). He apparently was able to make a lot of money (or at least, what seems like a lot of money to most people) for being president, owner, and investor in a company while actually being off in Utah doing a completely different full-time job.



  31. 78 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm


  32. 79 utaustinliberal
    July 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  33. 81 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  34. July 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I guess Andrea Mitchel is afraid of Her Bektway Friends, that She cut off the President.
    Also, I noticed last night on LOD, that Alex Wagner was really, really not into bashing Willard and Bain. She asked 1 question, stayed 1/2 hour and then left the Show. She looked sour at the discussion of Bain. Subsequently, LOD kept looking back at Wagner, as if to say, well, are you joining the discussion or not?
    Then, today, She has on one of those Democrats that loves Bain- Ed Rendell. And he sticks up for Bain.
    I think this is very telling, of who Alex Wagner is for in this election.
    Just saying!

    • 83 Bill
      July 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      She flirtingly told Luke today she “gets her feet in the sand” every weekend. She is thinking about getting out the door to the Hamptons with Willard types. The kitty core on MSNBC is too much to stomach.

      • 84 theo67
        July 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

        Lawrence O’Donnell once said something about her being a socialite; born to wealth. She’s basically just playing at this work thing. It’s a shame – when she was just a pundit, I used to enjoy some of her analysis. Now, I can’t stand to look at her.

    • 85 anniebella
      July 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      My tv is off, I don’t watch Alan Greenspan’s wife, or TeaNN, or Soledad new show. I watch the President right on my computer.

  35. 86 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm





  36. 88 Linda
    July 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Scott Brown’s Bipartisan Claims Walked Back By Staff

    First, it was kings and queens. Now, it is heads of state — and the secretary of state.

    During a CNN interview that aired Tuesday, Senator Scott Brown said that President Obama and other powerful Democrats are regularly phoning him to get help passing their legislation.

    Bipartisanship is a bedrock theme of Brown’s hotly contested reelection campaign, as the Massachusetts Republican tries to fend off a challenge from Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

    “I can name a litany of Democratic-sponsored bills that I’ve done that never would have passed hadn’t it been for me,” Brown told CNN. “And the president had called me, and vice president calls me, and Secretary [of State Hillary Rodham] Clinton calls asking for my vote all the time.”

    In reality, Brown’s staff says he has spoken by phone with Clinton just twice during his Senate career — most recently over a year ago, on July 5, 2011.

    The other call occurred in December 2010, when the Obama administration was seeking votes to pass the New START Treaty.


  37. July 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  38. 90 GGail
    July 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    He brings tears to my eyes when he speaks like he did today. And no teleprompter!

    FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 91 utaustinliberal
    July 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    This was a fantastic speech and event. Everything was great. From Pres. Obama to the crowd. Made for a very happy twitterific time for those who couldn’t watch the speech live. 😀

  40. 92 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    George H.W. Bush Challenges GOP On No-Tax Pledge: ‘Who The Hell Is Grover Norquist, Anyway?’

    By Travis Waldron


    Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist who authored a no-new-taxes pledge popular among GOP politicians, has called Republicans who raised taxes “rat heads in a Coke bottle.” A former Republican president who raised taxes during his administration, however, is now challenging Republicans to set aside the Norquist pledge.

    In an interview with Parade Magazine, George H. W. Bush, who broke his “no new taxes” election pledge, said he didn’t like the “rigidity” of pledges like Norquist’s. “Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?” Bush added:



    • July 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      His response is almost exactly what Alan Simpson said a few months ago. I heard him interviewed twice in one week and that general line was his response. In fact, I remember his saying something like “Who died and made him king?” He also said someone should follow the money behind GN.

    • 94 0388jojothecat
      July 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Grover Norquist is a Rat and a Koch Head.

  41. 95 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    • 96 susanne
      July 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      excellent conclusion. and this is why even mentioning kindasleezy rice was a bad move for the rethugs–oh, yeah we had the memos and the warnings, but we figured, meh, so then the terrorists struck the pentagon and destroyed the twin towers, and we thought, meh, let’s bomb iraq. you have a problem with any of this? not our problem.

  42. July 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Great speech!!! I’m fired up for the day. Every day. :-)) The difference between the presidential candidates has never been clearer in my lifetime. I wish I could give him a zillion dollars.

  43. 98 sherijr
    July 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    wowowowowow!!! I cannot wait to vote for President Barack Obama again 🙂

  44. 99 utaustinliberal
    July 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  45. July 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Gallup is at it again! Big headlines- youth not excited to vote. Warning Will Robinson, Warning!

  46. 102 utaustinliberal
    July 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  47. 103 Allison
    July 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Romney will sit for Network interviews today. Remember Mitt said, “if you’re responding, you’re losing. I’m so glad he’s aware that he’s going to lose.

    • 104 4morefor44
      July 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      yes, probably fox and fox business, you know, all the networks. (does fox business even exist anymore?)

    • 107 amk for obama
      July 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Any chance any of these hacks will ask for his tax-returns ? He is overturning decades of precedent.

  48. 108 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  49. 109 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Mitt’s story doesn’t add up

    What Romney said a decade ago makes a lot more sense than what he’s saying now



    Romney didn’t start pushing the idea that he’d severed all ties with Bain in ’99 until late in the ’02 campaign, when Democrats played up Bain’s closure of a Kansas City steel plant, a move that cost 700 workers their jobs. Confronted with this potentially damaging attack, Romney pleaded ignorance, insisting he couldn’t have had anything to do with the closure because it came two years after he’d left. That’s the story he’s stuck with ever since – and especially this year, as national Democrats have taken up the GST story.

    The point here isn’t that Romney was running Bain Capital and making all of its key decisions from 1999 to 2002. But the story he tells now absolves him of all responsibility for anything and everything Bain did in those years. This would be reasonable if Romney had forged a clear and total break with the company in 1999, but he didn’t. His statement to the ballot law commission 10 years ago was supported by just about all of his actions between 1999 and 2002: Until the final few months of his Olympic tenure, Romney’s break from Bain was supposed to temporary.



  50. 110 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Learnt new today on how to link poster’s comments in the tweet.

  51. 111 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm


    STUDY: Obamacare Will Help The 43 Percent Of Women Who Skipped Health Care Because Of High Costs

    Women tend to have higher medical expenses and lower incomes, leading them to often forego expensive medical needs that might be a drain on their insurance policies. A new study from the Commonwealth Fund reveals that 18.7 million women in the United States between the ages of 19 and 64 were uninsured in 2010. That’s an increase of nearly six million women in just ten years.
    Of those who were uninsured, 77 percent said they actually skipped care because of the cost. Tragically, 26 percent of women found themselves in recent medical debt because of high premiums and copays.
    But relief is on its way. The Commonwealth Fund report shows that Obamacare will dramatically decrease (PDF) the cost of care for women, and thus drastically lower the rate of women who skip the doctor or don’t have insurance:

  52. 112 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    By Steve Benen


    After more than six months of marveling at Mitt Romney’s propensity for falsehoods, I have to admit it was unsettling to see his campaign’s new attack ad, launched yesterday. The spot accuses President Obama of making “untrue” claims about Romney shipping jobs overseas — Obama’s claims are actually quite credible — and concludes that the president is running a “dishonest campaign.”

    Think about that for a moment. The candidate whose entire campaign has been built on one falsehood after another, the candidate whose dishonesty is routinely characterized as “almost pathological,” the candidate whose near-constant lying puts him in a league of his own among modern politicians, is complaining that his rival is taking liberties with the facts.

    There’s dishonesty in politics, and then there’s meta-dishonesty in politics.

    Romney’s spokesperson this week declared, “America deserves … a president who’s willing to tell the truth.” That seems more than fair. Perhaps the Romney camp can reevaluate that demand after reading the 25th installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity.



  53. 114 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm


    “Veep Mistakes” is a project launched today by the liberal super PAC American Bridge 21st Century has released its extensive dossiers on three of the most buzzed-about politicos who could serve as possible running-mates to presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Ma). The book-sized documents about Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio (R) are available as .pdf documents via the domain VeepMistakes.com. American Bridge specializes in “opposition research,” the art and science of gathering dirt on one’s political opponents.

    The documents on each candidate come with an extensive library of video clips and meticulously detail each man’s failings and public embarrassments, then pinpoint their key weaknesses. Each features a “Top Hits” summary at the beginning of each book, and all three contain reams of research of each man’s positions, all designed to serve as a blueprint for taking them down in the fall.

    Party time, Baby!

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