Coming up

The President departs the White House, en route to Florida, August 2

Coming up:

2:40: The President delivers remarks at a campaign event at Rollins College, Orlando

4:30: Delivers remarks to the Blog’Her Conference at Rollins College

7:40: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Loudoun County High School, Leesburg, Virginia

The first and third speeches are listed for coverage at CNN live streaming

Chat away 😉

97 Responses to “Coming up”

  1. 1 edwina3
    August 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Uh hello

  2. August 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    That picture reminds me of that old song by Karen Carpenter, “Close to you”, with all the little bugs flying around him. Even the little bugs and birds want to be close to President Obama! 🙂

  3. August 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hope he has a fun visit with even more wonderful Obama supporters!!


  4. 11 Pamela
    August 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    And since I am all checked in at work (high security building), tea is poured, guess I will get to it! Bye everyone, love y’all!

  5. August 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm


    Ann Romney’s horse fails to win dressage but avoids offending British

    Rafalca, owned by Mrs Mitt Romney, was impeccably behaved and well received by Olympic equestrians in Greenwich


    • August 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      At least one Romney is fit to be let out in public!

    • 21 Bill
      August 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      The Willard’s will never be able to set foot in the UK again.

    • 23 edwina3
      August 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Stephen Colbert took dressage lessons from the guy who is the head if the Olympic team, this one of the most hilarious bits that Stephen has ever done:



    • 28 cookemom
      August 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Some say that Rafalca probably doesn’t enjoy his/her pampered lifestyle. I don’t know, what horse wouldn’t want to wake up every morning to a new braided hairdo, dressaged up in the latest fashion, high steppin’ all the way to the air conditioned barn, to be fed golden oats. I kid, but I’m still trying to figure out why this is an Olympic sport. It’s the only one where animals are judged on performance, rather than a human being. Even it it’s ridden by a person, it’s still what the horse does that gets the score. Something’s wrong with that picture. I think if it’s going to be a sport, it should be done before or after horse racing events or during half-time of a rodeo.

      I still think Rafalca and Seamus are plotting for the great escape, where Seamus is able to get Rafalca to the safe house in the witness protection system. Seamus is currently working as a guide dog. Rafalca will be undercover as a horse on the merry-go-round.

      • August 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

        “What horse wouldn’t want to wake up every morning to a new braided hairdo, dressaged up in the latest fashion, high steppin’ all the way to the air conditioned barn, to be fed golden oats”

        Cookemom, I’m going to sue you, my screen is entirely covered in orange juice spray. 😆

      • 30 edwina3
        August 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

        Dogs against Romney completely agrees that thr Romney’s are animal abusers.

        This is Ann Romney on a horse named “Super Hit,” who had the misfortune of falling into their cold, cruel hands. Super Hit was sold by the Romneys for $125,000 in 2008. After the sale, the new owners discovered the horse was physically incapable of performing dressage. They consulted Dr. Stephen Soule, veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team. Dr. Soule found that Super Hit, at the time he was sold by the Romneys, had a staggering amount of painkillers in his system. 


        • 31 cookemom
          August 2, 2012 at 1:24 pm

          Seamus probably would sneak back onto the estate and drug Super Hit just to put him out of his misery. Super Hit was begging for mercy and Seamus, knowing what he was going through, brought in the drugs to do the deed. Seamus was hatching an escape plan for Super when the poor thing was sold right out from under him. Of course Seamus can’t be caught on the compound, or it’s lights out for him. They wouldn’t want him talking to the press. Seamus is now turning his attention to freeing Rafalca.

        • 33 susanne
          August 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

          thanks for posting this. i was searching for the link last week, and all the places it had been posted had taken it down–no trace of this story! i think it is one of the most important pieces of info we have on the rmoney attitude towards anyone and anything not serving them.

    • 34 veryslowwriter
      August 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      The USA team never had a chance against the Brits and Germans…but the horse IS gorgeous. (Actually, all the horses are gorgeous.) None of the commentators (in Canada) mentioned Rafalca’s unfortunate choice of owners.

  6. August 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    And, for those of you who have not yet seen Ms Maddow’s segment on just how big #BainMitt’s tax, dodge and lie tour is, be sure to view the segment at the bottom of the link in these tweets …

  7. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    August 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm


    I’m coming up for air. I have to share this with you all.

    This morning driving into work I had on one of the syndicated Black Radio stations. On comes a campaign ad for the President. It started with “I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message”. Lord Have Mercy the man has the sexiest voice ever. Forever me I digress. So the ad starts with a section of the Inaugural address: “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.” Then it goes on the say that on that very night the Republicans gathered in DC to plot the Presidents failure and that they have been disrespecting the President since he took office. At this point I’m high-fiving the steering wheel and yelling, Oh Yeah Tell It!!! 🙂

    It goes on to have McConnell’s voice saying that his number one priority is to make sure that President Obama is a one-term President. Then it directs the listening audience to go register to vote at gottavote.com and ask that they continue to “Have President Obama’s Back”.

    I’m telling you it was a great radio ad for that targeted audience and honestly I loved to see this one on tv.

    That is all!

    Now back to work 😦

    • 38 Debz
      August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      That is awesome Donna! There must be many “under-the-radar” ads running on radio stations across the nation.

    • 39 vcprezofan2
      August 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Yesssss! ‘That’ is more than all, DD4O!! Thank you, thank you for sharing! Have a good day at work! I’m totally confused as to when you are heading out – how is your daily challenge going and have you posted the link for today already?

  8. August 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  9. 49 dotster3
    August 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I see Rubio did the pre-buttal in Orlando, with all kinds of hilarious false charges against President Obama. Did you know that only Willard believes in “the miracle of free enterprise” and that Obama is “old world” and that Willard will make a marvelous president because he makes “good decisions” —–yikes!!! I think they should have stuck with driving around honking. It would have been more effective.

  10. 51 amk for obama
    August 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  11. 52 purpleshoesla
    August 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    HA! Twitter’s general counsel apologizes for suspending Reporter Guy Adams’ twitter account. Exactly right. They really had no grounds for suspending it in the first place.


  12. 53 amk for obama
    August 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  13. 54 hopefruit2
    August 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    LOL! The reporters are acting like little kids waiting to get into Disneyworld 🙂

    • 55 isonprize
      August 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      They have no idea that the mike is open… WOW!!! “Shane is tall. I don’t have any problems outta Shane. Everybody else does”

      Poor Shane.

  14. 56 amk for obama
    August 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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  16. 58 amk for obama
    August 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Glad the frigging dem cats are finally being herded on ACA.

    • 59 cookemom
      August 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      If you’re reading this, SPOILER ALERT for the next post that follows this one about the Olympic women’s gymnastics results. Close your eyes and scroll past it, if you don’t want to know the outcome.

    • August 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      It’s about time these Dems start messaging about ACA. The only Dem I ever consistently see on Twitter is Nancy Pelosi. Where are the rest of them? Especially in these last months of the election. Isn’t every member of the House also up for re-election in November? Where are the Dem Senators who are up for re-election – the only peep I heard out of Diane Feinstein was her allegation that the White House was leaking confidential information. Where are the Dems?

  17. August 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Gabby just won the women’s all-around gymnastics gold!

  18. 68 hopefruit2
    August 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Here comes AF1!!

  19. 69 JER
    August 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    AF1 Landing.

    • 70 isonprize
      August 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      I don’t care how many times I’ve seen it, I LOVE TO WATCH Air Force One land!! I’m just like a little kid!! 😀 😀

  20. 71 desertflower
    August 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    This terrifies me!!!! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-02/kochs-take-tip-from-soros-investing-in-voter-registration.html

    Koch Bros and voter registration should NEVER BE IN THE SAME SENTENCE!!

  21. 74 amk for obama
    August 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Gunnite folks.

    • 75 cookemom
      August 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Not to worry, Seamus has prepared a safe house for Rafalca. He’s working on the details. He’ll strap a parachute to him and as soon as the plane takes off for home, Seamus will free him from the roof of the plane and they’ll jump, hoof and paw to safety.

    • 76 dotster3
      August 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Anyone remember the kids’ movie “Spirit” , a heartwarming story about a horsey that broke free, gained his “freedom”. It was a fave in our house and “Run Spirit Run” became a fave rallying cry. Run Rafalca Run!

  22. 78 amk for obama
    August 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  23. August 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  24. 81 hopefruit2
    August 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    WOW..see grown-ups act like kids who waited all year to sit on Santa’s lap 🙂

  25. 84 Dudette
    August 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Everyone! Hope you’re all having a fabulous day! Just snuck in to say one thing:


    Okay, that’s two things.

  26. 87 cluny
    August 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I loved how the President counseled Gabby D to ‘keep at it and stay cool’. Ha! She won! Black power baby.

  27. 89 ChristiMTL
    August 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I really like their approach lol….and it’s the truth

    Ben LaBolt ‏@BenLaBolt

    .@MittRomney has a plan for the middle class. He’s going to raise your taxes.

  28. 90 JER
    August 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    From Stephanie Cutter:

    …Romney says he’ll pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires by closing tax deductions and other tax benefits. But he’s not talking about loopholes like the ones that benefit the wealthiest Americans, like himself. He’s talking about taxing the health insurance people get from their employers, and eliminating the deduction that helps families pay off their mortgage.

    Enter your annual income in our tax calculator, see exactly how each tax plan would affect you, and be sure to let others know about it:


  29. August 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  30. 92 Bill R.
    August 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    • August 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      I’m not sure why people are surprised by near misses at the airport. The GOP have obstructed funding upgrades to the Air Traffic Control system, and refused funding to hire more Air Traffic Controllers. It’s only a matter of time before the outdated system and exhausted controllers have accidents like this. I’m not sure that people really put two and two together to connect these things.

  31. 95 auni
    August 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I looked at the photo of President Obama and his entire cabinet. Is it just me, or do they look like better people then Bush and his crew? When I look at President Obama’s group, I see decent Americans. When I look at VP Cheney, Rumsfeld, and that whole bunch I see folks I wouldn’t want to buy a used car from–they just have a different look. Seems a little out there to me, but thats what I see.

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