17
Jul
12

Heads up: President Obama in Austin

Now: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas

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CBS live streaming

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The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport


216 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama in Austin”


  1. 1 LunarSea
    July 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    woo hoo

  2. 6 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Cool!

  3. 7 LunarSea
    July 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    just about to chill and check my fav site andd double whammy. PBO speaking and possible first.

    Bow before me. ha ha ha ha

  4. 17 LunarSea
    July 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    That first pic is poetic. Seriously I just sat down and logged on and hit the jackpot. If the store wasn’t so far away I’d go buy a lottery ticket. LOL

    • 19 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      UT, I know school is out but were you able to get near the President to listen to his speeches? I was hoping to read another of your brilliant write-ups about the President’s appearance and speech in Austin and San Antonio.

  5. 22 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Hmm….Rick Perry has joined the chorus of Repubs demanding that Willard releases his returns…

    • 23 hopefruit2
      July 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    • 24 LunarSea
      July 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      something keeps nagging at me the way they are all piling on all of a sudden. Almost like they want to tear him down so they can put their hand pick in his place. Could it be a Ryan/Rubio ticket?

      • 25 hopefruit2
        July 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

        That’s a possibility. Also, they may be angling for the 2016 elections and want to dissociate from Romney early because they feel he will lose in November.

      • 26 Linda
        July 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

        I think they want him out also….they know he cannot win……and he has become a huge liability for them.

        • 27 nathkatun7
          July 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

          You are probably right. The problem, however, is who do they replace him with? Honestly, I think they are stuck with Willard.

        • 33 Puddin'
          July 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

          BINGO! You are absolutely correct…they have known since 2008 that they were not going to win the White House if PBO ran for re-election…this is why they tried so hard to knock the hell out of him…but of course PBO out smarted them everytime and besides we got GOD on our side (I truly believe). They don’t like Romney, they don’t want Romney (they never did). These people are known for eating their own and they will chew Romney up and spit him out so fast he won’t know what happened and in the meantime they are going put all of their eggs (and money) in one basket (Congress/Senate). We got to make sure people vote…the down ticket (2012 and 2014) is just as important as the top of the ticket.

          VOTE LIKE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT!!!!!!!

      • July 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

        Ryan/Rubio seems unlikely because of their ages (42 and 41) and lack of experience (if R-money is a deer caught in headlights, Ryan/Rubio would be twice as bad).

        GOP is suffering the karma that comes from hubris (e.g., gathering on Inauguration Day, “proclaiming” PBO would be one-term president, conveniently “forgetting” the hell of Iraq [U.S. Official says govt wasted $6-8 billion in Iraq reconstruction http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-center-for-public-integrity/us-official-says-governme_b_1679502.html ].

        They are the 1% trying to ride the tiger of the undereducated, angry Tea Party and finding out the tiger is capable of more than just snarling.

        Cannot express how much joy their flailing is giving me now. Such fun!

      • July 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

        They will not replace Romney. Force him to put a wingnut on the ticket? maybe, but Romney is not going anywhere.

        • 36 TrumpDog
          July 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

          I’m with you. No way is Romney going anywhere.

        • 37 Puddin'
          July 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

          Romney is their sacrificial lamb…he really doesn’t matter to them…they will let him bleed until he has no more blood, while they begin to prepare for 2016.

    • July 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      I have ZERO regard for Perry, but one thing I know for sure – he DESPISES #BainMitt ….

      • 39 hopefruit2
        July 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

        That’s right. Perry-Ooops will NEVER forget that night when BainMitt put his grimy filthy paws on P-Ooop’s shoulder during the primary debate. That hurt P-Ooops real bad.

      • 41 nathkatun7
        July 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm

        You absolutely right, Bob. Perry is not alone. Many in the GOP despise Romney; they support him because they hate President Obama so much.

  6. 42 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Another link of Pres. Obama in Austin. LIVE NOW.

    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/category/239596/fox-feed

  7. 45 vcprezofan2
    July 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    😆

    • 46 vcprezofan2
      July 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      I find it interesting that I’m sitting in a household in Texas ‘watching’ the evening news and got nothing of the President’s speech in Austin. As a matter of fact, PBO was speaking live even as the news was going on. They did oblige with a brief clip about his lunchtime speech in San Antonio. Also ‘interesting’ to me is the fact that during the 5+ days I’ve been here the news guys never mention PBO without mentioning Romney, (tho the reverse has not been true) and the tone IMO has always been critical – the vaunted fair and balanced that we frequently bemoaned here at TOD. It’s kind sad from my perspective, because it’s my first real view of the fact that the average voter who doesn’t follow closely are not really being served well at all!

      • July 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        You’re in Waco, Texas? Home to Baylor University, beating heart of the Southern Baptists.

        It’s a good thing you’ve got your internet connected now, since most people there no doubt think PBO is the anti-Christ.

        Thank goodness for Chips and her wonderful TOD refuge.

        • 48 vcprezofan2
          July 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

          Yes, I’m in Waco, Arapaho, a place that seems totally oblivious to the battle that’s being waged for the soul of America, though I’ve seen and heard a lot about Baylor U. Truthfully, apart from the signs at the location for the Dem office I’ve seen little evidence that we are in an election year, and it took me 3 different sets of rerouting to find the office itself! Coming from TODville where I’m informed each time POTUS, FLOTUS or VPOTUS turns around I’ve been shocked by the absence of any related info here.

          • 49 Pugeretto
            July 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

            Hi, late getting here to TOD, but just wanted to mention my Mom lives in Whitney by Lake Whitney, so I know the area. 2 brothers in Austin, Sister in Dallas. I was born in San Antonio, lived in Dallas during the JFK years, and I really wish I’d been in Austin today! Everyone enjoys his speeches, but he looked a bit tired (after the game last night?) That’s my story, but I’m alive.was outside in Chicago heat trying to hydrate things…worst summer ever up here.

      • 50 theo67
        July 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

        Welcome to the South, VC.

        • 51 vcprezofan2
          July 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm

          No. No. Don’t welcome me too warmly 😉 as I don’t plan to linger a day more than originally planned, and I’m only staying that long because I can’t change my flight without major penalties.

          • 52 theo67
            July 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

            Just enjoy the time with your family, VC. Don’t waste a minute. Then, get on your plane and head back home to continue to support from a distance. It’s quite an experience watching the election from up close. There’s nothing else like it.

  8. July 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  9. 56 Lorraine
    July 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Republicans aren’t helping the Mittseter. NBC News did a great job of not taking the bait. The Romney campaign is back where it started on the defensive.

  10. 60 tally
    July 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    oooh! started early!

  11. July 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Have you seen the HILARIOUS surrogate-sununu HISSY-FIT on cnn??!?! OMG what a babbling OLD nincompoop he is! He LOOKS and SOUNDS like the mean-nasty old lady across the street SCREAMING that someone’s dog pee-ed on her flower bed!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  12. 65 proudmemberofglobalzero
    July 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Just got home all. I went to check my bank account as usual. I was hit with fraud. Chase has been on top of this all day. Someone stole my number and went shopping at Ralph Lauren, Nautica, and Reebok. They got me for $1000.00+ Chase got on top of it…credited my account and sent out the dogs on someone named Wanda Atkins. I got a small town bank treatment from a huge bank today. Today…they got a shout out from me. They still have a way to go though!

    • 66 LunarSea
      July 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      That really suck, but glad they got right on it. Leaves you feeling so violated

    • 67 sherijr
      July 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Good proud, this happened to me last year- and my bank saved me too, So happy they caught it for you.

    • 68 daisydem
      July 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      So glad to hear they were supportive of you and on top of it!

    • 69 Linda
      July 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Wow… I just had a incident with our Chase Credit Card……someone tried to buy a membership to some online escort service…twice..but they caught it and denied it…

      The person had our address wrong…

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I wonder if they would have been as responsive before the Consumer Protection Bureau went into effect. Or mam I just being cynical?

    • 71 Claire
      July 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Oh I do feel for you. They got me a few years ago. They charged a little over 5k on my card in less than 3 hours before BOA put a freeze on the account. I swear it must have been a woman because over $800 was spent at the DSW on shoes.

      • July 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        Something like this has happened to us THREE times over the past 6-8 years…….all with BofA. I have to say every time, the bank caught it, contacted us immediately and took care of it. Last name Smith and husband’s first name is D—- so our getting caught up in this is more easily understood than someone who doesn’t have such a common name. Haven’t had a problem in probably 4 years.

  13. July 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  14. July 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    For Snark, with love …..

    🙂

    • 75 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      In addition, Bob, Mitt’s father, George Romney was born in Mexico. His surrogate John Sununu, who is peddling “the ‘foreign’ bull,” was born in Cuba.

  15. 76 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    LL warned me to not use Sununu, cow and sex in the same sentence. I know not why but I’ll comply. I will use them in a phrase instead.

    Sununu, cow, sex.

  16. July 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Taking Care of Our Own … Wherever this flag’s flown …

  17. 83 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    • 84 theo67
      July 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      I love how men feel quite free at fawning over this President. He’s unthreatening (except to those who deserve it). I hear lots of men shouting “I love you, President Obama” at these rallies, too. And they get an “I love you back”, just like everyone else. Nice.

        • 86 theo67
          July 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

          This is perfect – and even more so because they had the decency to put the President in the right spot on the countdown. Add the respectful write-up about his worthiness to be a man’s crush, and you have perfection. All the right reasons, for just the right man.

          I see Mitt didn’t make the list.

      • 87 nathkatun7
        July 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        You are absolutely right theo67! I not only love President Obama but I also highly respect him. I respect his intellect, his integrity and his courage; and I totally love his compassion and his sense of humor. As for his physical attributes, I leave that to the magnificent ladies on this site who are not at all shy about expressing how they feel.

        • 88 theo67
          July 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

          You’re allowed to appreciate his good looks, too, Nathkatun7, but I’m sure we can pick up the slack… 🙂

          • 89 nathkatun7
            July 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

            Theo, I think the President looks good, but unlike many ladies here I do not go crazy about his wet look. Now when it comes to FLOTUS, with her combination of beauty and smarts, and especially her enthusiasm for life, thus another matter.

  18. 91 Linda
    July 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Watch Hardball and the idiot Robert Costa.

  19. 92 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  20. 93 Tally
    July 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Not sure if someone already posted this – been in a cave lately – but Ben Stein just made sense. Shocking, I know.

    • July 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      This is the problem when you elect a bunch of average dumbass tea-folk to lead the largest and most important government in the world. They have no concept of crisis. They’re too stupid to understand what can and cannot send us plummeting into a recession. Michele Bachmann is probably no more knowledgeable on economic affairs than a typical high schooler and they’re the ones who hold our economy in their hands. Scary, isn’t it?!?

      • 95 Tally
        July 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

        What’s even more terrifying are the people who should be the ADULTS in the room, are fanning the flames and encouraging this bad behavior, all for political gain – no matter if there’s not a country left to have power over at the end of it. FUCK – I NEED A DRINK!!!

    • July 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Ben Stein made sense? I’m on the ref desk, so can’t watch video. What did he say?

      • 97 Tally
        July 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

        Basically that allowing Lehman Brothers to fail was a tragic mistake, and we cannot allow anything like that to happen again. We need to step up and help Greece, Spain, and Italy NOT FAIL, and by doing so it would help the US NOT FAIL too…. basically every teapublican that watches that video – their head explode.

        I hate Ben Stein. He’s gross. He hit on me when I was on his game show. And I hate his politics. But watch it when you get home, because he’s right.

        Just like you need to SPEND MONEY to STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.

  21. 100 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    • 101 nathkatun7
      July 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      UT, you are doing an amazing job both with your tweets and the reports you write to inform people like me who no longer watch broadcast news. You make an oldie person like me feel good about the future of this country because its leadership will come from smart, but wise, young people like you. Bravo for a job well done!

  22. 103 LunarSea
    July 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    http://weareaustin.com/news/features/live/

    this is the best station to watch. They are waiting for him to appear at his next stop

  23. 104 ChristiMTL
    July 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Why is this RWNJ employee of Glenn Beck on MSNBC?? It’s bad enough that she has her show, she’s often on other shows as ”analyst”.

    She’s a racist, a disgusting ugly racist.

    I just watch read her rant on Mediaite….

    ”That’s a frighteningly honest illumination of Obama’s worldview,” Cupp said, and then cited Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand to say that collectivism shares a lot in common with racism in that “the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group, to society, the tribe, the state, the nation, and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interest.”

    ”Obama’s directive last week to drop the federal work requirements from welfare reform is a further kick to the gut for those who believe, as Bill Clinton did, that we should work for what we earn; and that handouts are not the same as a hand up. Work has no value for Obama because, in a collective, the very few will support the many. … This actually puts into crystal-clear context Obama’s vision of collectivist America: you own nothing, not even your own success.”

    a lot in common with racism???

    After praising Clinton, lets attack the black man: ”Work has no value for Obama because, in a collective, the very few will support the many.”

    Work has no value for the President??

    I’m writing another email to MSNBainCapital

    Shame on them,…..

    • 105 Linda
      July 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      I sent them an e-mail about her also……and PBO DID NOT drop the Federal work requirement….he is allowing the States to develop their own plans that will have to be approved at the Federal level…

      But I went after her in my e-mail about her reference to Mussolini.

      • 106 ChristiMTL
        July 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        This is disgusting and unacceptable, I can’t even watch Krystal Ball and Steve Kornacki anymore. She was one of my favorite surrogate. I know it’s not fair but I see them and I see SE Cupp in my head, ….I can’t shake it…..I change channel or put it on mute.

        • 107 theo67
          July 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

          Yup, I haven’t watched MSNBC since they started that strange program. I miss watching Krystal Ball and her spot on, passionate, informed analysis.

        • 108 Linda
          July 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

          I agree…. I can’t watch Kornacki or Ball anymore either…..MSNBC made a huge mistake….Chris Hayes and Melissa Perry’s shows are also awful…

          Where is Martin ??????????????? Dyson gets on my nerves to.

          Yes , I am cranky today.

          • 109 Lorraine
            July 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

            Agree. I miss Martin. I can only take Dyson one day a week as a guest, not host; GUEST!

          • 110 Nena20409
            July 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm

            Martin has a daughter, 21 who is getting married this month in UK. My guess is that is where he is. But I could be wrong.

    • July 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Obama dropped the federal work requirements from welfare? When did that happen? How come the rightwing didn’t meltdown and call for second amendment remedies? Wow. I’m surprised.

      • 112 Linda
        July 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        He didn’t…..

      • 114 lisalovesobama
        July 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

        that’s not true. the work requirement basically says that you should always be looking for work and you have to account for every week and the assumption is, if you are looking every week, you will find something soon. This was true in the 90s when work could be found if you just looked, but this requirement doesn’t live up to the current times. People are constantly looking for work that isn’t there. So what PBO said is that each state should come up with more reasonable requirements when it come to looking for work and submit their ideas to the WH and the Admin will decide if the proposals by each state is okay under the current law. The are looking for more flexibility, not getting rid of the work requirement. That line was repeated Sippie Cupp on Martin’s show. It’s a damned lie.

      • 115 nospin
        July 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        because it didn’t happen.

  24. July 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    😀

  25. 117 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  26. July 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    For those of you interested in the situation in Syria, if you have been following a key link I’ve shared with you, you’ll know that the FSA are staging major attacks throughout Damascus, now, and over the past several hours. Just an fyi …

  27. July 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    • 125 desertflower
      July 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      From this: A charitable interpretation of these statements is that the words have no meaning. A less charitable interpretation is that they convey something important about the speakers.

      All these Republicans supported this. Back in the day. Their words mean nothing. They lie with abandon to suit their political whims at the time.

  28. 127 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    LOL! Someone posted this “Kiss-Cam” timeline from Buzzfeed on an earlier thread, but I reckon not many of us got a chance to see it. So I brought it up here for more light-hearted fun and laughs. I can’t believe Buzzfeed actually took the time to give us a play by play account of what happened and make it into a “once-upon-a-time” story. But I’m enjoying it, and that I can believe…

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-story-of-obama-and-the-kiss-cam

  29. July 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

  30. July 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Everyone who’s on Twitter: turn to the #syria and #fsa hashtags. As Bob said, major happenings in Damascus. The Free Syrian Army has launched a major offensive in the capital.

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Yep, LL. They’re rocking it, big time …. and they’ve got lots of friends … I’ve been intentionally limiting posting stuff here because the focus really needs to be on re-electing #PBO. However, I assure you, when the story of #Syria is told, once again, our President will be seen as masterful.

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      One other fyi, the FSA are very disciplined, so all messages emanating from those in Syria who know the facts are being delayed sufficiently as to not compromise their plans …

  31. July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    While watching CBS news at dinner, there was a story about Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday and a brief history of his life and what he accomplished. Wow – I mentally compared his life to Mitt’s life and “accomplishments” (since I’d been hearing about him all day) – just wow. I conclude that Romney isn’t good enough to shine Nelson Mandela’s shoes. And yet he thinks he should be President of the USA. Just wow.

    Link at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57474271/as-mandela-turns-94-south-africa-celebrates-hero-who-paid-a-high-price/?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.2 (I can’t feel the same about Bill Clinton anymore either, but whatever).

  32. 138 Squarepeg
    July 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Question: How did Romney win Gov of MA without showing his tax returns?

    • 139 hopefruit2
      July 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      I believe that the rules for GOV are different than that for Pres and also back then, the level of scrutiny esp. where financial interests were concerned were not as great as it is today.

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      They didn’t have Twitter then … 😉 and, boy did they regret it!!!

    • 141 cookemom
      July 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Actually, in order to prove residency in MA so that he could run for governor, he claimed that he was on the board at Bain and would be flying in for meetings and such. What a co-inkydink

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      amk, that link doesn’t connect …. fyi …

        • 145 amk for obama
          July 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm

          Senate Democrats — holding firm against extending tax cuts for the rich — are proposing a novel way to circumvent the Republican pledge not to vote for any tax increase: Allow all the tax cuts to expire Jan. 1, then vote on a tax cut for the middle class shortly thereafter.

          The proposal illustrates the lengths lawmakers are going to try to include new federal revenues in a fix for the “fiscal cliff,” the reckoning in January that would come when all Bush-era tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts to military and domestic programs kick in.

          Virtually every Republican in Congress has taken the pledge, pushed by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, never to vote for a tax increase — a pledge both parties see as a serious impediment to a tax compromise. But if tax rates snap back to the levels of the Clinton presidency on Jan. 1, any legislation to reinstate some of those tax cuts — but not all of them — would be considered a tax cut.

        • 146 amk for obama
          July 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

          “Many Republicans are starting to realize something important: On Jan. 1, if we haven’t gotten to a deal, Grover Norquist and his pledge are no longer relevant to this conversation,” Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, said this week in a speech at the Brookings Institution. “We will have a new fiscal and political reality.”

          The idea inflamed passions on both sides Tuesday, when fiscal issues careening toward Congress roiled hearings and deliberations and spurred political recriminations as Republican leaders accused Democrats of steering the economy back into recession.

          “Democrats in Congress are now saying that they would rather see taxes go up on every American at the end of the year than let about a million businesses keep what they earn now,” Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, said Tuesday. “This isn’t an economic agenda. It’s an ideological crusade.”

          Democrats accused Republicans of holding the vast majority of the Bush-era tax cuts hostage to the fraction aimed only at the rich. They praised the tough line adopted by the Democratic leadership, which is aligning with President Obama on the tax issue.

          • 147 susanne
            July 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

            sounds like sauce for the goose….

            but it shines a light on the fact that re-electing pbo is just one part of the job we are doing right now. without flipping the house and senate, the rethugs will just keep holding the nation hostage.

            as my husband says, ‘the creek won’t clear till you get allll the hogs out.’

          • 149 lisalovesobama
            July 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

            I think they should let it happen. But Dems should be defining this issue and showing the public who to blame well in advance of Jan.1st. they should dominate the story and the narrative, so it further adds another nail in the repugs’ coffins.

            • 150 amk for obama
              July 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

              As someone said here, it’s not your father’s dem party any more, it’s Obama’s dem party now. They will fall in line.

        • July 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

          Yes, thank you. It’s very clever 🙂

    • 152 theo67
      July 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      I think that’s all they can do. If they let all tax cuts expire, then propose a tax cut just for the middle class, then the GOP will have to actively vote against giving a tax cut to the middle class.

  33. 153 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

  34. 154 lisalovesobama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Ed has two workers from Freeport, Illinois who are going to “Communist China” due to Bain.

  35. 155 lisalovesobama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The mayor of Freeport want PBO and Willard to have a debate about how to make America more competitive.

    • 156 lisalovesobama
      July 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      they want both men man (PBO) and beast (Willard) to come to Freeport.

      • 157 lisalovesobama
        July 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        PBO should go, just for the politics. It backs up what he’s been saying about insourcing v. outsourcing and it further paints Willard as a Bastard Outsourcer.

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Nah. I’d rather they stick to the normal amount of presidential debates. Others will start asking and I don’t want the general election looking like the GOP primaries with a debate every week.

  36. 159 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

  37. 164 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

  38. 165 desertflower
    July 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Here’s little Mittfreak calling the President a foreigner all day…

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/17/537131/how-romney-spent-all-day-calling-obama-a-foreigner/

    • 166 desertflower
      July 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Comment from this link:)

      you say such awful things about the Mittwit. He not only dodged the draft, but also probably dodged paing taxes for a few years, showed his true patriotism by owning a pet horse so he could get a 77K write off, put his money into foreign bank accounts to avoid paying taxes to this country he loves so much. Poor Mitt. As Anne Richards would probably say about him: He was born with a silver foot in his butt”

    • 167 anniebella
      July 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      When all else fail sink to the black guy game is not one of us white Americans.

  39. July 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  40. 172 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  41. 173 anniebella
    July 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I’m still looking at the kiss pictures. I am waiting for Mitt and Ann to go to a sports event then they kiss. Mitt always try to copy what POTUS does

  42. 176 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  43. 177 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  44. July 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    A federal judge in Nebraska dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.

    The suit was filed by seven state attorneys general, all of whom are Republicans, and three Catholic organizations based in Nebraska. Judge Warren Urbom dismissed the suit because the contraception mandate has not taken effect yet, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/abortion/238515-judge-dismisses-lawsuit-over-contraception-mandate

  45. 186 desertflower
    July 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/17/usa-campaign-bain-idUSL2E8ICJK820120717

    Workers at Bain-owned plant appeal to Romney to save their jobs

  46. July 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Michael Medved was Just on the Ed Show, and he said that Robney tax plan wants to raise taxes on the rich and lower taxes on the poor. He said, just like the President!
    All the while, screaming and yelling…
    You see? They are all losing it!

  47. 194 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  48. 197 hopefruit2
    July 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Here we go again with little Nate trying to change the subject with his “bad news for Obama” tripe… Didn’t he just say that Obama’s chances rose from July 10?!?!?!?

    • 198 theo67
      July 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      The President isn’t the one calling for an end to all stimulus and slowing the economic recovery. Nate is worthless and has no credibility.

    • 199 anniebella
      July 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Who is Nate Silver?

      • 200 Dudette
        July 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm

        LOL! I’m never really sure when you ask these “who is so-and-so” questions whether you’re being snarky ( e.g., Papa Bush asking about Grover Norquist) or you really don’t know? 🙂

  49. 201 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  50. 202 amk for obama
    July 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  51. 203 Diane
    July 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    yahoo has a great video interview with Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamil, discussing super heroes and his take on the current presidential election. I had no idea how cool he is–Lifelong dem and his take on both PBO and Rmoney had me laughing out loud. Check it out http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/luke-skywalker-knocks-romney-not-human-180245334.html

    • 204 Dudette
      July 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      That was a hoot — He cracked me up laughing about Romney with the lemonade: “Lemon. Wet. Good”
      ———————-
      “Actor Mark Hamill—still, decades later, best known for his turn as Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy—is warning voters that Mitt Romney “only imitates human behavior. He’s not actually human himself.” No word from Hamill on whether the Republican standard-bearer is more machine, now, than man, twisted and evil. Or whether the ugliness of the 2012 campaign is giving Mos Eisley a run for the title of most wretched hive of scum and villainy.

      The actor made his comments to the entertainment website OnTheRedCarpet.com at Comic-Con in San Diego. The riff began as Hamill fondly recalled watching “Zorro” as a kid.”I knew nothing about Mexican history or anything. But just the idea of a privileged person fighting for the underdog—there’s something very romantic about that,” Hamill said. “I guess it goes back to Robin Hood. People that are fighting for the middle class and for the have-nots. It’s something that we see even playing out in the presidential race.

      “And if you don’t vote for Barack Obama, you’re insane,” said Hamill, who gave his voice to the Joker in the recent smash-hit video game “Batman: Arkham City.”

      “‘Cause without him, I think the middle class will completely disappear. And you look at Romney—and I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I think he’s like The Thing: He only imitates human behavior. He’s not actually human himself. “

  52. July 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    President Obama has nominated James B. Cunningham to be the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Richard G. Olson to be the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, according to the White House.

    • 207 susanne
      July 18, 2012 at 12:33 am

      cunninghan is currently deputy ambassador to afghanistan, and olson is assistant ambassador to afghanistan. possibly the rethugs will consider them worthy of a speedy approval?

  53. 208 Dudette
    July 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Senators gird for fight over U.S. Navy’s “Green Fleet”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/17/us-usa-navy-senate-idUSBRE86G1BZ20120717

    (Reuters) – Senators who support the Pentagon’s push to expand its use of biofuels said they have a plan to answer critics who argue the fuel is far too expensive to help develop at a time when the military faces massive cuts.

    The battle on Capitol Hill comes as the U.S. Navy’s “Great Green Fleet” prepares to run military exercises in the central Pacific that will, on Thursday, feature its first operational test of biofuels.

    The U.S. military is the world’s largest single buyer of oil. The Obama administration has argued “Green Fleet” spending on biofuels could help boost production to commercial levels, eventually lowering prices for alternatives to oil, and reducing dependence on supplies from the Middle East.

    For Thursday’s demonstration project, the Navy paid more than $26 per gallon for the fuel, made from renewable sources like algae and chicken fat, a $12-million outlay that sparked congressional anger.

    Republican critics of the biofuel plan, led by senators John McCain and James Inhofe, found enough support within the Senate Armed Services Committee in May for two proposals that could limit additional spending.

    The measures would stop spending on fuels that cost more than conventional fuels, and prevent spending on refineries that would help scale up production of still-experimental fuels. They were added to a bill authorizing defense programs in 2013.

    ‘SUBSTANTIVE DEBATE’ AHEAD

    But “Green Fleet” supporters are fighting back. “We have bipartisan support to undo the work of the committee,” said Senator Mark Udall, a Democrat from Colorado who is leading the charge.

    When the defense authorization bill reaches the Senate floor, Udall said biofuels supporters may try to amend it to expressly authorize the Navy to develop biofuels to power ships and aircraft – or they could hold a vote to remove the McCain and Inhofe provisions… [more in the article]

  54. July 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    So, what is likely to happen if I fill in the little gray field inviting me to Follow The Obama Diary blog? Or, if I don’t?

  55. 210 JER
    July 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Streaming Now: President Obama departs San Antonio, TX for Washington, DC – http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

  56. July 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Yahoo news hit job- Obama tax proposal to cost 700k jobs.
    And Marissa just took over Yahoo, and on Her first day, She let’s her investors know that her support for The President is relative!
    You follow?

    • 214 hopefruit2
      July 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      You know, the media just can’t help itself…if it’s not Dan Rather spewing some rancid drivel, it’s Nate Silver or someone else trying to prop up Willard with some other garbage.

  57. 216 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Friggin awesome!


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