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Heads up: President Obama in Jacksonville

President Obama shakes hands with greeters on a rain-soaked tarmac upon landing in Jacksonville, Florida, July 19

1:15: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville

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144 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama in Jacksonville”


  1. 1 AJ
    July 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Good afternoon, all!

    • 2 hopefruit2
      July 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Congratulations AJ on #1.

      I guess PBO is a bit delayed due to the thunderstorms in the local Jacksonville region.

      • 3 AJ
        July 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        Thank you, hopefruit! Scary storms here in Boston yesterday evening; hope they’re milder today in Jacksonville.

  2. 5 pugeretto
    July 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Chips, interesting comments on earlier thread, Happy Birthday LL & new lurker for tomorrow. Appreciate this site, it’s really my guide.

  3. 7 JER
    July 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    President Obama greeting people.

  4. 10 JER
    July 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Motorcade is rolling.

  5. 11 whatisworking
    July 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    In case folks have forgotten our brilliant VC had suggested we focus on various aspects of the Presidents accomplishments each day of the week. Thursday is health care day and my personal favorite.

    Wouldn’t it be great if every time we learn about a new bogus poll or hear a ridiculous comment, we responded by working harder to get OUR message out?

    We can do that today.

    We can tweet Healthcare facts

    Another idea came from an OFA friend who suggested we post 1 item from the 50 top accomplishments list to our facebook page each day.

    Today could be Passed Affordable Care Act

    We can push out articles /videos about the ACA. We can stay on message in the face of hysteria.

    How fun…..

  6. 12 desertflower
    July 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    For those that could read the entire LATimes link that was posted on the last thread about WIllards early starting Bain with foreign investors money…here’s a little bit of what’s in this article

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/07/19/bain-capital-started-quietly-with-foreign-capital-wealthy-offshore-investors/

  7. July 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Kristen Welker gives an update on The President, and ends up telling us what Robney is doing and then hits the President on unemployment and the foreclosure problem in Florida.
    Then, Peter Alexander, the sixth Son of Ribney, is doing a portray of his Brothers.
    Omg!

  8. July 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Let’s Stay Together!!

  9. 16 whatisworking
    July 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    SEIU :: Medicare

    Nice to see unions supporting the President’s agenda and spending $$ to help.

    For a page filled with personal health care videos visit and pick one to share

    http://www.whatisworking.com/search/label/vid-obama-health

    For 2 more videos about medicare visit

    http://www.whatisworking.com/search/label/vid-obama-medicare

  10. 17 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Obama 2012 playlist is kick ass. First Sugar Land, then No Doubt, and now Al Green. 😀

  11. July 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Be prepared for the MSM freakout wurlitzer tomorrow:

    This Is For Everyone Freaking Out Over That Jobless Claims Surge

    The disturbing news of the day: Initial jobless claims surged back above 380K to 386K for the week. And since jobless claims are among the best high-frequency datapoints, it’s always concerning when they spike.
    But remember that last week was unusually low (probably thanks to July 4) so this week may just be canceling out.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/year-over-year-chane-in-4-week-initial-jobless-claims-2012-7

  12. 20 amk for obama
    July 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Pretty good read.

    What Mitt Romney defines as “small businesses” includes millionaires and billionaires, law partners, hedge fund managers, and passive investors. Under this definition, over half of the 400 highest earners in the United States—a group that averages over $200 million each in taxable income—would be considered “small businesses.”

    Even under this flawed definition of small business, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center noted that approximately 97 percent of taxpayers with small business income would be completely unaffected by the President’s plan. This has been confirmed by the independent Congressional Research Service, which concluded that “only a small fraction of businesses will be affected [by allowing the temporary income tax cuts to expire for people earning over $250,000 a year], around 2 percent to 3 percent.”

    As the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has pointed out, even the very small percentage of small business owners who would be affected by tax increases on high-income households are unlikely to respond by reducing hiring or new investment [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 4/24/2012].

  13. July 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    • 22 yardarm756
      July 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      That really means “other” than anyone not consider equal. For some are more er,ah equal than others. 😦

  14. 23 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) on Congressional Agenda

    ——————————————

    WASHINGTON, DC
    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discusses the democratic agenda and legislation in congress as she holds her weekly press briefing. Questions from the media include the sequestration and tax legislation.

    ——————————————

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rep-Pelosi-D-CA-on-Congressional-Agenda/10737432435/

  15. July 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An hour before President Obama is to kick off a Florida campaign swing here, the White House announced it will expedite two major port projects in the state.

    Projects at the Ports of Jacksonville and Miami, along with others in New York, Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., will be fast-tracked, the White House said, as part of 43 projects to be expedited by executive order this summer.

    The Jacksonville project will include a feasibility study, conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers, into deepening the port. Federal money will also go toward permitting and review of a new container facility at the port. Each project is to be completed by the summer of 2013.

    The other port projects involve deepening the channels in Miami, New York, Charleston and Savannah, and raising the height of the Bayonne Bridge that connects New Jersey with Staten Island, N.Y.

    The projects are part of the White House’s “We Can’t Wait” program.

  16. 25 Bill
    July 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Peter Alexander was bragging to Mrs Greenspan that Willard’s sons sometimes refer to him as a 6th son. She responded by giggling. Observation, his reporting might be biased at times.

    • July 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Might be? He is like a teenage girl, charmed by the Robney Family wealth. He is in Love! I am serious! He has a crush on the Robney Boyz!

  17. 27 pugeretto
    July 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, Durbin tearing Rodney’s fail to disclose….C-span3

  18. 28 pugeretto
    July 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I got so excited about this, I hoe what he said can be found by you smart ones.

  19. 31 whatisworking
    July 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Heartwarming story of how ACA has helped one young person.

    “My diabetes will never hold me back”

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/07/my-diabetes-will-never-hold-me-back.html

  20. 33 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Florence + The Machines and now Jennifer Hudson. Kick ass. Seriously kick ass!

  21. 35 whatisworking
    July 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Don’t be misled; health care ruling benefits seniors

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/07/the-supreme-court-ruling-on-president.html

  22. 36 whatisworking
    July 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    MyCare: Annie N. in Miami, FL :: Community Health Centers

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/07/mycare-annie-n-in-miami-fl-community.html

  23. 37 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    GIBBERISH FROM ROMNEY ADVISOR ON DEBT REDUCTION (You have to see this to believe it.)

    Romney Adviser Stumped On How Romney Would Reduce The Debt

    ———————

    Mitt Romney’s campaign has fired back at questions about his tenure at Bain Capital and his failure to release tax returns by blaming President Obama’s campaign for not wanting to talk about the economy. Given a chance to talk about the economy this morning, though, a Romney adviser failed to deliver specifics about how his plan would boost economic growth while also balancing the budget, as Romney claims he will do.

    ———————-

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/19/547281/romney-adviser-cant-specify-how-romneys-plan-would-reduce-the-debt-because-she-is-not-an-economist/

    • 38 Ladyhawke
      July 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      I forgot to add: What the heck got into Luke Russert? He was actually pushing for specifics. Imagine that.

      • 39 sabreen60
        July 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        We’ve been giving Luke a fit on Twitter. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it, but people are telling him he’s a shill for the Repubs.

      • 41 0388jojothecat
        July 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

        She does not know anything about what Robme did in MA as Governor NOR what he plans to do. Team Obama can use her statements about Gov brought down unemployment (NO he did not), balanced the budget (NO he did not) and created jobs (47th out of 50 in Job creation).

  24. 44 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    This is the state of “objective” journalism in this country. Peter Alexander was just bragging that Romney and Romney’s sons now refer to him as “Romney’s 6th Son.” He and Mitchell giggled like pre-pubescent children. Wow. Just wow. I don’t know if I’m supposed to laugh or shake my head in sadness.

    • July 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Maybe Peter has been adopted? It sure seems that way.
      What a fucking ass kisser!

    • 46 Bill
      July 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Do you think Peter Alexander pictures himself as a Jay Carney some day? Lots of luck, Peter. It is not going to happen.

      • July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        I am not kidding here! Is Peter Alexander Gay? He acts like he is very much in love! Seriously!

        • 48 Bill
          July 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

          If I had to guess he is more of a social climber, impressed with wealth and status. But you could be correct.

        • 49 Obama Grandmama
          July 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

          You know, I think WE need to be more sensitive about using the comment including the words “is he gay” in it. I think it pronlongs the negative image WE are trying to change.

    • 50 anniebella
      July 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Who is Peter Alexander?

      • 51 Bill
        July 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

        He is the NBC reporter who follows Willard’s campaign. Just now he said Willard’s sons are good guys and they love their morher like their father does. Tune in to NBC tonght and find out more exciting things about them.

  25. 53 JER
    July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  26. July 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Robney is doing an event, that was just added, in Roxbury MA! Which event do you guys think the News will show???

  27. July 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Maybe, you all should find Nursing home twitter handles, in Florida, and tweet them the benefits of the ACA.
    They have no clue down here!

  28. 56 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The Jacksonville crowd is getting super excited!!!

  29. 57 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  30. 61 sherijr
    July 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    this is one of the best things about these campaigns- the REAL honest people who get up and introduce POTUS- who speak from their own experiences & from their hearts.

    • 62 anniebella
      July 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      That 72 year old gentlemen who introduce POTUS was part of the “you people”. And we are the you people who are going to keep Ann and Mitt out of the WH.

  31. 64 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    ROMNEY TAX RETURNS: IT’S ON A NEED-TO-KNOW BASIS AND YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW

    Just a Private Family Matter

    By Ed Kilgore

    ——————————-

    You have to wonder if in future Mitt is going to “outsource” all questions about his finances to his wife, and then object that anyone who complains about it is engaging in personal attacks on his family. That tactic would certainly be consistent with his general habit of expressing outrage when critics look at his biography or his tax-and-budget plans and suggest things just don’t add up.

    ——————————

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_07/just_a_private_family_matter038685.php

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      For your eyes only! Top Secret!

    • 66 Cha
      July 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Thx Ladyhawke.. I liked the comment section. I left this one..

      Poor Ann Romney..is her entitled idiot-self ever in for a rude awakening. They must be hiding some scarey shit in those tax records for her to get up so early in the morning just to play the fool on national tv.

  32. July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  33. 68 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I knew it…McCain is going to be on Piers Morgan on TeaNN tonight to say that he “saw nothing wrong” with Romney’s tax returns. All this yelling and shouting about Bachmann’s “Muslim” comment was simply to warm folks up before he went on the media defending Mitt Romney and trying to get off the subject of Romney’s tax returns.

    The fact that it took McCain more than a whole week to “prepare” this defense should tell you EVERYTHING you need to know about his credibility on Piers Morgan. McCain is SCUM OF THE EARTH.

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      He just wants back on the Sunday shows, has to get this monkey off his back.
      He loves attention!

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      He can lie all he wants. If there’s nothing there, then simply RELEASE THE RETURNS and end the conjecture.

    • 72 Bill
      July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      The way McCain vetted Palin it is unlikely they spent a lot of time investigating the details of 23 years of Willard’s tax returns.

      • 73 hopefruit2
        July 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        Actually, they picked Palin hastily and in a panicked state. There was something in Romney’s returns, which is why it took McCain so long to just come out and say that there was nothing in those returns. If there were truly nothing in those returns, he would have tweeted or said something as soon as those ads were released. He would have been on the Sunday shows yapping away as well. John McCain is lying and he knows it, and we know it. This whole issue with Bachman and Huma was a coordinated GOP distraction with the added benefit of putting McCain in people’s good books before he went on Teevee defending Mitt Romney.

        • 74 Bill
          July 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

          Using McCain to discuss Willard’s tax returns is ridiculous. Signing his return is the only contact McCain has had with a 1040 in his life. He didn’t even know how many houses he had. He certainly would not be aware if a Swiss bank filing was included with a particular return.

          • 75 hopefruit2
            July 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

            They have accountants reviewing those documents. That’s why all Presidential candidates release returns. Obviously, this is an important issue when candidates are being vetted. I believe that the McCain campaign was privy to some of the issues related to Romney’s return – hence his utter silence over the past week.

            • 76 Bill
              July 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

              I understand, but the accountants will not be with McCain tonight. It took accountants weeks to determine there were missing Swiss bank filings for 2010. McCain is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. One of my favorites from 2008 was when he said Palin knew more about energy than anybody else in the country.

              • 77 hopefruit2
                July 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

                So you’re telling me that McCain was completely oblivious to the reason his campaign didn’t select Romney as VP? I know that McCain isn’t very smart but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the implications of not having your taxes in order. If McCain is unable to understand a basic concept like this, then why is he qualified to be a member of our legislative branch passing laws that affect day to day lives????

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      This will not make this issue go away.

    • 79 57andfemale
      July 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      It’s completely meaningless. To all Republicans they wouldn’t be bothered by how Romney made his money or what taxes he paid. They are clueless as to what matters to real people in the real world. I wouldn’t expect McCain to have a real world assessment of Mitt’s taxes.

    • 80 anniebella
      July 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Okay if McCain saw nothing on the tax returns, why won’t Mitt Romney release the tax returns? I don’t believe McCain about this, am I saying McCain is lying…..Hell Yes I believe he is lying. All Romney has to do is release his tax returns.

      • 81 hopefruit2
        July 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

        The fact that it took McCain more than a week to say anything on this issue tells me that he is lying and needed to be prepped for a specific script before going on TV.

    • 82 Cha
      July 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      It doesn’t matter. If he saw Nothing Wrong then romeny can you “You People” too. Or it’s all just bullshit. If he doesn’t have anything to hide then SHOW US THE TAX RETURNS..

      • 83 Cha
        July 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        Okay..I butchered that. Edit: It does not matter. If mccain saw Nothing Wrong then willard can Show “You People”, too. Or it’s all just bullshit. If he doesn’t have anything to HIDE then SHOW US THE TAX RETURNS.

        Asking to believe a gop about willard is not going to CUT IT.

  34. July 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  35. July 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    A comment on Twitter reminded me that FLOTUS’s father, Fraser Robinson, suffered from M.S.

    I found a website about M.S. (http://www.life-in-spite-of-ms.com) and read this about him: “Fraser Robinson suffered from multiple sclerosis, an affliction that did not stop him from going to work every day in Chicago’s water department.” Huh – he shoulda just got a dancing horse instead.

    On the webiste, there is a listing of Famous People with M.S., it’s the sixth link under “Fun Stuff” (??) Fraser Robinson’s story is interesting and inspiring. Ms. Ann-toinette is there, also, but I don’t care to read it.

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Wow – PBO just mentioned that same info about FLOTUS’s dad!

    • July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I also have MS. Right now I am numb from head to toe, but I don’t complain. As a matter of fact I just went a couple of months ago and got me a part time job. MS is a tough disease, and for many of us living simply on Disability is not an option. I was only 27 when I was diagnosed. I had a great job that I had to give up. To the GOP I am one of those people who “depend on the government.”

      • 88 sherijr
        July 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        thank you Obamacrat for sharing that with us- I wish you all the best & applaud your courage and determination- I’m glad you’re on our side 🙂

        • July 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm

          This is Tori from OFA by the way lol 🙂

          • 90 sherijr
            July 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

            Well Tori how nice to see you here..:) 🙂 I forgot about your MS.. and sure didn’t connect you to Obamacrat. How’s your daughter anyway.. does she still homeschool? I’m finally sending my son back to school when we move to MD.

          • July 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

            I’ll say hi too Tori! I was a constant lurker on OFA a couple of years back. I do remember you. It’s OK, don’t rack your brain, as you will not have anything to remember me by. Hello there 🙂 🙂

      • 92 57andfemale
        July 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        I have a friend with MS now. One day she’s fine, the next day she is numb like you. She never knows from day to day what she will be able to do or not. W

        When I was in college, I watched a friend, a gifted dancer, waste away to nothing from this disease.

        When I was in college in the late 60’s I remember we paid $80/year for health insurance that covered damn near everything. My friend in the late 60’s had less worry than my friend now, who fights with her insurance company all the time. It’s a disgrace.

        • July 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

          One of the most important things for people with MS is for them not to be stressed out or have too much stress. People who have to live in the real world unlike Ann Romney have real stress. although I have determinedly been keeping my stress to a minimum.

          • 94 57andfemale
            July 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

            That’s my point, exactly. Stress in general is anathema to getting well but it is particularly damaging to MS patients. I’m proud of you for keeping stress at bay. Ann Romney has no idea what regular Americans go through in order to battle disease. I am sorry for her ills, but I have no respect for her. She’s a disgrace and her ilk should be kept as far away from public service as possible.

      • 95 miss pat
        July 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        Ah Autogranny. I know how you feel. I have the same numbness when I get a flare-up from polymyositis which is an autoimmune diseease like MS. Like you I just had to learn to live with it. I was 35 years old so that is 31 years ago. Stay strong and I will lift you up for healing and strength.

    • 96 anniebella
      July 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      I don’t like dancing horses, they weren’t made to dance.

  36. 98 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    My President has a loud voice. Which is a good thing!

  37. July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • 101 Ladyhawke
      July 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      BAM!! Check Please.

      (I’ve been anxiously awaiting this. I just knew it was coming. It was too easy.)

    • 102 Bill R.
      July 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Effective, because it’s factual, but also because it builds on what most Americans already know and believe. Romney will make things up to get elected.

    • 103 Obama Grandmama
      July 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Yay! Glad to see there was a pushback on Romney’s lies!

    • 104 Cha
      July 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      THANK GOODNESS! F**king willard…asking for a side by side comparison with our President Obama..BAM!

  38. 105 sherijr
    July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I got a phone call & missed the end of the elderly Vet introducing POTUS- please tell me he got through it okay & POTUS gave him a hug after??

  39. July 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    How does the pundits know, if the President is not being specific about the issues, if they keep cutting him off after 3 minutes.
    Like now, this AA pundit cuts in moaning listening to the President, yes he was moaning!
    I am so upset, I guess I am going to have to start going to these rallies, if I want to see them!

  40. 110 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    What Would the ‘First 100 Days’ of Romney Presidency Look Like? (CHART)

    ———————–

    Here’s a brutally down-to-earth representation of Romney’s “first 100 days” ad. Corrections to the candidate’s dubious claims appear on the right; Romney’s proposals appear on the left. For some reason, Romney’s justifications and verifications appear to be mostly based newspaper articles and cable news broadcasts rather than the input of economists. Bizarre?

    —————————

    http://veracitystew.com/2012/06/17/what-would-the-first-100-days-of-romney-presidency-look-like-chart/

    • 111 desertflower
      July 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Just on the first point alone…Keystone….he owns a Chinese company that does US fracking….any shale jobs in the US that this company has its hands in…could potentially be a money maker for Romney. I don’t know about you, but the POTUS’S job is NOT TO PROFIT FROM AMERICANS!

  41. 115 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    My President’s speeches are getting better and better. The crowds are with him. The American people are with him. Jovie, it’s time to forget the pundiots. They are reading their Koch-funded scripts so reality is of no concern to them.

    Our President and the American People are the REAL deal. And together we will win this election!

  42. 116 Linda
    July 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    ” You People ” is the main story on huffpuff….but they left off the word ” You ” in the headline .

  43. 118 desertflower
    July 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I swear that speech never gets old to me….God love him

    • 119 57andfemale
      July 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Buy effing Ed Schultz said on the radio last week that he was ‘bored’ with it. How does that jackass not understand that 99% of his listeners never hear, much less see, these speeches?

  44. 120 Bill R.
    July 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  45. 121 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I looooove listening to Pres. Obama’s fired up speeches. His passion translates so well in tweets. He’s a great speaker to live tweet. 😀

  46. 122 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  47. 123 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  48. 124 cluny
    July 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Isn’t Willard looking uglier and shiftier as the campaign continues? It’s like he was advised to stop dyeing his hair and lay off the botox for a while cause it may have polled badly. But his hair is thinning and he is looking meaner and uglier – no doubt about it.

  49. 128 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Hahahahahaha……Mitt Romney’s delusions of white house grandeur keep fading away as Ann continues to spew nonsense from her mouth.

  50. 129 Linda
    July 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    A senior adviser to Mitt Romney declined to provide more specific details on the presumptive GOP nominee’s plan for Afghanistan on Thursday, saying it was a distraction from what “real Americans want to talk about.”

    The Romney campaign has said the former Massachusetts governor “supports the 2014 timetable as a realistic timetable and a residual force post-2014” in Afghanistan, but he would not have announced the withdrawal timeline publicly, as President Barack Obama did. But as Josh Rogin at The Cable notes, “details remain sketchy” on what Romney would do beyond the timeline.

    Top senators are equally flummoxed. None of them who talked to Rogin were able to explain what Romney’s policy was.

    On MSNBC on Thursday, Romney Senior Communications Adviser Tara Wall was asked about Rogin’s article and whether Romney should have a more specific policy on Afghanistan before his upcoming trips to Israel and London. Wall replied that these “attacks” were a distraction from the more important issues of jobs and the economy:

    Real Americans ?

  51. 130 Ladyhawke
    July 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Stephen Colbert Mocks Romney’s Inability To Relate To Regular People (VIDEO)

    July 19, 2012
    By Stephen D. Foster Jr.

    ——————————-

    “Yes, strange things,” Colbert responded. “Thanks to the Blue Fairy he’s becoming a real boy. Well, on Monday, Mitt once and for all dispelled his image as a detached tone deaf body snatching pod creature. At a fundraising dinner in Mississippi, in front of donors who paid up to $50,000 to attend, Romney showed just how much he gets the plight of the working Joe, saying ‘I know that people in this room are probably doing relatively well, but not everyone in America is doing so well right now. The waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room and offer us refreshments, they’re not having a good year.’”

    Apparently, Romney felt he could relate to struggling people better by embarrassing them in a room full of wealthy people. Classy. But Colbert struck back.

    —————————————

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/07/19/stephen-colbert-mocks-romneys-inability-to-relate-to-regular-people-video/

    • 131 Cha
      July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      So glad Stephen Colbert brought up that stupid willard shite with the waiters in his own imimitable way..thx Ladyhawke!

  52. 132 utaustinliberal
    July 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  53. July 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    If this happens I’m definitely going to church for a Thanksgiving service.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/07/19/romney-campaign-bordering-on-collapse/

  54. 134 xtine
    July 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    “Utah tea party activist Greg Peterson accused of multiple rapes
    Life sentence possible » In two cases, Gregory N. Peterson is suspected of taking victims to a cabin in Heber.”

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54519160-78/teaparty-romney-peterson-woman.html.csp

    Picture accompanying article has him cozying up w/ Willard.

    • July 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      I guess we can say that Romney “pals around with rapists.”

      • 136 xtine
        July 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        A lot of them “pallying around w/ rapists”:

        “Peterson’s Facebook page featured several photos of him with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.”

    • 137 desertflower
      July 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      That guy real American, Mitt? Gee, these women were raped and WIllard wants to take THEIR healthcare choices away…yet hangs with the rapist?

      • 138 xtine
        July 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

        The descriptions in the article gave me the creeps. There’s a lot more coming out on this, see how they run:

        “I did know him, but not very well,” said U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who attended two of Peterson’s barbecues. “A lot of us did. There were hundreds of people there. And I had a breakfast with him once, and I’d see him at political events and say hello.”

        Chaffetz said there was a rumor circulating about inappropriate behavior involving Peterson a few months ago, “but there was nothing ever of any substance … just pure gossip, and now I’m reading about it in the newspaper.”

        And the kicker in Creepfest:

        “It’s sad,” said Chaffetz. “I worry about these women. We have an obligation to take care of them. That should be priority one.”

  55. July 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Romney in 2001 Introduced as the CEO of Bain

  56. July 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

  57. July 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Hit piece in the Miami herald online. Is Today the Day the media is declaring war on Obama?
    Gee whiz!

  58. 144 xtine
    July 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    The last paragraph quoted below is LOL:

    QUOTE: Workers’ Voice, a super PAC run by the AFL-CIO, had also dinged Romney over Rafalca, pointing to reports that the the Romneys’ took a $77,000 loss on their 2010 taxes thanks to “their share of the partnership that owns Rafalca,” according to Bloomberg.

    Vale told TPM that the labor-backed Rafalca campaign has been in the works for “months” and will likely come in the form of an online campaign once the Olympics start. Workers’ Voice is still working out the details of the campaign, but Vale promised it would go forward.

    Vale said the attacks aren’t aimed at Ann Romney, and he dismissed her complaints over the efforts.

    “This literally has absolutely nothing to do with that. What she does in therapy is all the way over on one side — this is an entirely different horse,” he said. “They have eight of them. And [Mitt] made so much money outsourcing American jobs that he can afford an entirely separate dancing horse to shoot off to London in a private jet. This has literally nothing to do with Ann Romney.”

    Vale noted that Obama’s critics have gone plenty negative in the past.

    “The party that says Obama is a Kenyan Socialist Muslim and that Michelle has a secret ‘whitey’ tape should probably get off their high horse about this,” he said. UNQOUTE

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/romney-horse-rafalca-off-limits.php?ref=fpnewsfeed


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