Coming Up

President Obama walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House. The President is traveling on a 2-day trip to Colorado for campaign events.


2:10: President Obama arrives in Denver, Colorado

3:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Auraria Event Center

5:10: Departs Denver

6:00: Arrives in Grand Junction, Colorado

7:25: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Grand Junction High School

8:30: Departs Grand Junction

9:15: Arrives in Pueblo, Colorado


197 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. 4 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    A ha. Lucky break.

  2. 8 Cheryllou
    August 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Hi all

  3. 14 Ladyhawke
    August 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    …………………………..”EXPOSE THE DOUBLE STANDARD IN THE MEDIA”………………………….




    Harry Reid questions Mitt Romney’s tax returns and he’s made out to be Joseph McCarthy. Some on the right sill want the President to prove where he was born and release his college transcripts and passports. – AND IT’S CRICKETS. Alex Wagner (filling in for Lawrence O’Donnell) talks to Ari Melber and Michelle Goldberg.



  4. 15 isonprize
    August 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Don’t know if this has been posted, but even if it has, there is always time for a good laugh!!

    Romney Girl

    • 16 utaustinliberal
      August 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm


      While the whole concept is hilarious it’s also educational because she’s exposing his tax havens, his non-release of tax returns, his lack of an economic plan, his greed, his promising to repeal ObamaCare so millions end up uninsured.

      Pretty good video.

    • 17 Dudette
      August 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      I like the beat and it’s easy to dance to. 🙂

  5. 19 carolyn
    August 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Once again I come to this blog for help with info about the ACA. I just received a furious email from my sister concerning their insurance and surgery. She was scheduled for her second cataract surgery this Thursday,, but it is postponed, because their health insurance company will no longer pay for those surgeries in a hospital, but only in an ambulatory facility, which she used last time. She will have to use the same ambulatory facility this time, and is rescheduled. I don’t know why that rankles her. My husband used one and the treatment was great. However, hers was not as good.
    She said that all this is because of the new restrictions of the ACA, and that their health insurance will no longer be available because of the ACA. She and her husband should be using Medicare, but for some reason are still on his health insurance where he works.
    Does anyone know about this? This is in California. She DESPISES President Obama, so will rejoice in the fact that this is happening to her.
    She is my only living blood relative, and I choose not to argue with her. But,I’d like to know the facts. When I’ve gone to the ACA page before, the questions I had weren’t answered.
    Is this situation peculiar to California…..is this because they should be using Medicare? I’ll gladly reserach if I know where to go. I just want to know for my own satisfaction.
    If I write her and ask her, I’ll get a very long harangue about the awfulness of the President and ACA, and all things that are not right wing Republican. I know this because, she worked actively for George W, and when President Obama won in 2008, neither one of us mentioned it, until a couple of days afterwards, I sent her ….what I thought was a casual email….just suggesting that it looked like we would be celebrating opposite presidential elections, probably for a while. I received the most blistering, harshest email back I have ever received.
    Since then, I never bring up anything political, and to her, the ACA is only political.
    Thanks for any help.
    ON another subject, I get a little sick to my stomach when I read an exchange likt the one on Rise and Shine. Perhaps we are all a little super sensitive right now and should possibly ignore some statements instead of reacting immediately. We are all on the same side and know what is at stake.

    • 20 japa21
      August 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Several points.
      1. Many insurance companies are requiring patients to get surgeries that are less complicated and with fewer potentential risks at surgery centers, which cost about 25% less tha in the hospital. This has nothing to do with ACA.
      2. Medicare is always secondary when the person is still employed and has coverage through his/her employer. And even then, Medicare is usually only Part A, which covers hospital charges, not physician charges.
      3. I agree with your last comment. We can agree to disagree without imputing motives and name calling.

      • 21 carolyn
        August 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        Thank you. That is very informative. Sadly, my writing her that info will only inflame her, but it’s good to know. So……..he’d be better off retiring and using Medicare A & B with a secondary……..?
        My husband and I are very fortunate. Medicare is the best health insurance I’ve ever had, and our secondary is Tricare for Life because my husband retired from the National Guard after twenty years. I believe this is what every American should have, and I hope that eventually they will.
        #2 answers my question, as I’ve wondered for several years why they are not on Medicare.

        • August 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

          It sounds like your sister will never be convinced of any facts about President Obama, other than the ones she has decided to believe – which is a real shame. There are plenty of people like that who will not be moved, even when the truth is staring them in the face, because as far as they’re concerned – it’s not the truth. There’s not much you can do when faced with that kind of obstinate refusal to remain delusional. And even when the facts are borne out by the truth, they will twist those facts to support the reality they’ve chosen, so even if Romney/GOP/insurance company were to turf her out of her hospital bed personally, she’d probably find a way to blame it on President Obama. The only thing you can do with people like that is continue to make the facts available, refuse to stoop to their level, and support them through the hardship. Set the good example. If you’re lucky, her eyes will open one day.

          • 23 carolyn
            August 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

            Thanks. She will never be convinced, you described her beautifully. Right now my most important objective is to keep the relationship open with her. If I have to take “slings and arrows” for a while, I will. She’s my only immediate family.
            This kind of encouragement is what makes this blog so wonderful and informative.

          • 24 dotster3
            August 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

            Good answer. I’ve heard so many preposterous charges about the effects of the ACA by people who are inclined to want to believe preposterous charges about the ACA—-like all doctors are going to quit the profession etc. Hopefully, as time moves on and there is more clarity about health care reform, these kind of accusations will fade away into the sunset. I already see it happening.
            I do sympathize with people like Carolyn who have to put up with this kind of thing in their families. It’s bad enough that we have some Repubs in wide acquaintance circle (but not of the crazy tea party variety). Politics is avoided when we find ourselves sharing space as all are aware of my ardent (to the death) support of President Obama. But both mr. dotster and I have noticed that almost no one is talking about the Repub nominee this time around—–they don’t like him either—-and mr. dotster said that no one he talks to believes Willard will win. But I am appreciating my sister right now who ended her email this a.m. by saying “I can’t stand Romney” and said she was glad Miss Ann’s horse “lost” (did not make the cut for the finals) (I hope Rafalca survives this shameful showing—have noticed a lot of terrible glue jokes)
            And I agree with Carolyn that we have to remember we’re all on the same side—–some people want to know all of what’s going on even if it’s outrageous—-so there can be rebuttal—so false memes don’t fester and become “truth”. And I think people feel the need to express the anger at what they see and hear and this is a good place among friends who will sympathize. Some people want only the positive. Luckily, there is a variety to pick and choose from on this site, something for everybody.

  6. August 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm


  7. August 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    BTW, no matter what Reuters or any other corporate media propaganda organization reports about Aleppo and Assad, it’s just that, propaganda. Assad is getting crushed and the only open issue is whether they move to use their chemical weapons because if they do you can be certain Israel will strike, fast and furious. Oh, and Iranian and Hezbollah families are, sadly, not going to see many of their sons and husbands return from Syria.

    Just a little update.

    Now, back to re-electing our President Obama and controlling the House, Senate and as many State Gov offices as possible.


  8. 27 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  9. 28 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  10. 29 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  11. 31 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  12. 34 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  13. 35 amk for obama
    August 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    gunnite folks

    • 36 Linda
      August 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      saw this on Acosta’s account

      Wolf Blitzer ‏@wolfblitzer

      I’ll talk @BarackObama v. @MittRomney ad wars w/ @BillBurton716 in @CNNSitRoom during 6PM ET hour. He’s got some explaining to do.

      –I sent Wolf an earful.

      • August 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        Bill should cancel then!

        • 38 Linda
          August 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

          I sent Wolf an e-mail saying ” He has explaining to do ” ? Well, we think YOU have some explaining to do.

          1. Why do you shill for Romney ?
          2. Why don’t you IGNORE Romney not releasing his taxes and attack the messenger Harry Reid.
          3. Why aren’t you asking Romney to explain his ” pants on fire ” ” four pinnochio’s ” Welfare ad ?
          4. Why do you claim to be from Buffalo NY….when you are from a upper income subburb ( I always go after him for that because I lived on the street over from him and went to the same school )

  14. August 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Just went to my Local OFA office opening on 1820 Drew St Clearwater, everyone of the Volunteers I facilitate showed up.
    I gave them their Homework and they ate very motivated.
    These Office openings is a great way to meet supporters, and to ultimately use to GOTV.
    I suggest everybody do something at one of their Local Offices!
    Also, no lack of enthusiasm, that is a Myth!

  15. August 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  16. 43 cookemom
    August 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    So I’m listening to CNN (Olympic’d out for awhile) and I don’t feel so bad about my yard. It seems there are invasive species of weeds that are damaging my yard’s eco-system. At first I tried to combat them by renaming them perennials to fool them into playing nice with the for real plants and flowers. That didn’t work and they continue to bully my $$$$$ annuals and for real perennials. Now with the drought, they are thriving on the dry soil. and in between the cracks of the sidewalk. My $$$$ plants are withering on the vine and I’ve thrown in the towel. Soooo, according to CNN, the way to get rid of these sprouts of the Little Shop of Horrors fame is to eat them. That’s right, harvest them, then boil em right up. On second thought, I think I’ll let them eat the sidewalk next, it’s only cement.

    • 44 dotster3
      August 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      LOL—-I’m dealing with a weed invasion here also. And they’re sneaky too, popping up in new and unusual places, like I won’t notice. I make a perimeter pass every a.m. and try to yank the bad guys out of there and then the next morning there they are again! They need to be studied—-their survival and reproductive skills are amazing, admirable, top notch!

      • 45 cookemom
        August 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        I know right? I even stopped my morning once around. It seemed they were up earlier than me just waiting to taunt and chide. I couldn’t bare the onslaught of ridicule. I’ve already waved the white towel and have granted them amnesty. These things make my regular weeds take cover.

        • 46 joanshaw
          August 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

          Melanie gives a lot of these weeds to our three chickens who love them, especially prickly lettuce, dandelions, shepherd’s purse. The weed supplement make their yokes nice and dark.

  17. 47 57andfemale
    August 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    It’s disheartening when people like us who pay attention don’t even get the full extent of Republican unconscionable behavior.

    I just heard someone on Ed Schultz’ show say something about the OH voting restrictions that I didn’t know: the elimination of voting the three days before the election: Active military were the ONLY people allowed to vote IN PERSON on those days. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN, BUT ONLY TO ACTIVE MILITARY.

    I assumed it had something to do with absentee voting or some such thing. I didn’t know that the polls will be opened and staffed, but only for the MILITARY!?!?!?

    • 48 utaustinliberal
      August 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      That’s why the Obama team brought forth a lawsuit challenging this egregious law.

      • 49 57andfemale
        August 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

        I must have been totally brain dead to miss this. That’s not like me when it comes to voter suppression laws. They make me insane.

        • 50 Linda
          August 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

          Ed messed that up on his show last night….

          He claimed the veteran’s groups that are also suing were AGAINST the President bringing the suit….the opposite is true….

          • 51 57andfemale
            August 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

            I read when the story first broke that there were some veterans’ group who were against the DOJ lawsuit, under the grounds that if equal protection was awarded AND OH still eliminated voting the last weekend before the election, then it would have to include that the active military would not be given special access to the polls on that day. There are other veterans’ groups that support the President’s lawsuit because this restriction in voting also affects non-active military. Ed may not have been wrong, but he is often fact-challenged on a number of issues.

    • 52 cookemom
      August 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      yes, that is why the Obama justice department is suing the state. The early voting should be available to all citizens, not just the military. However, Mittiful and the ‘pubs are saying that the DOJ is trying to block the military from voting and taking away their rights.

      • 53 57andfemale
        August 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        I should have caught this. I’m mad at myself.

        I know the military often gets extra time when they’re sending in absentee ballots from overseas. The notion that the polls will be open and staffed but only available to the military is indeed a violation of anyone’s common sense reading of equal protection. The image of polls open that only allow one class of people to vote is unconscionable.

    • August 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Yes – wounded vets, vets in general – were all going to be restricted from voting. President Obama was trying to make sure those inactive military – all vets – all people! – would be able to vote for those three days. If anyone’s policies will restrict voting for those who fought for this country, it’s Romney and his band of merry men (and a few women).

  18. August 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Andrea Saul response to Priorities USA ad is to tout the Mass. HC law. As an example of how much Robney cares about People!
    They are really having it both ways here!

    • 56 cookemom
      August 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      I think that is the next thing Mittiful is going to do. He’s going to now come out with the benefits of his healthcare bill in Mass. He’s held on to his governorship credentials and may be ready now to let it rip. this may have been a trial balloon test to see the reaction from the right wing. He still has to get the undecided and independents and his healthcare may be a way to do it. He’s knows the right has nowhere else to go and they hate PBO enough to get out the vote against him.

      Both campaigns are holding onto stuff for their fall, last stand mode. This, his convention speech, and VP pick may be Mitts last ‘start your engines’ thrust.

      • August 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        Then that lessens the Anti ACA message, because they are the same law.
        That is what the tea haggard are running on in congress.
        Me thinks, Robney is throwing Republican congress critters under the Bus, by embracing his HC law!

        • 58 cookemom
          August 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          Yes and he’s ok with that. He wants the undecideds now. He knows the only way to get them is to do another about face and embrace his time as governor. He knows he has the teabutts in his pocket, they are fueled by their hatred of PBO. He concedes they don’t like him. He doesn’t even care how it impacts Boner and McConnell leaderships. It’s his turn to be President and by golly he’s doesn’t care what the ‘you people’ Dem or Repub think.

          • 59 Obama Grandmama
            August 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

            You mean his first day in office won’t be spent killing Obamacare? Or he will only say his own plan was good but Obamacare was bad because it deals with the whole country?

        • August 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

          They’re actually not the same law. Romney’s health care law was a prototype, but with any prototype, the real thing improves upon it. Romney had no cost saving measures, and Gov. Deval Patrick had to include those because companies were getting killed by insurance companies under the exploding costs. There are several more provisions for improving actual care in the ACA, as well as the health care coverage for indigenous groups (i.e. Native Americans). It’s good politically to say that Romneycare and Obamacare are the same thing, but it actually does a disservice to the other wonderful stuff that’s in Obamacare, that Romney never even thought of, and which benefit ordinary Americans – and the deficit.

  19. 61 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    • August 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Their response was, that saved money…

      That is weak, considering that the Presidents should save money, as well!

    • August 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      If Jeb Bush ends up as Romney’s VP pick, he’s got a lot of explaining on the stuff his signature has ended up on – this welfare waiver, the Stand Your Ground law in Florida, the Bush stolen election of 2000. This could get interesting.

  20. 66 57andfemale
    August 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  21. August 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Reuters poll- Obama 49-42. No CNN crawler for this poll…
    The President definitely has a lead, no matter which way you cut it.
    It’s a shame the MSM does not acknowledge that tidbit!

    • August 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      • 70 sabreen60
        August 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        I was listening to my prerecorded Stephanie Miller show and David Schuster was a guest on the phone. One of the things he suggested (and he was very serious) was that he had talked to a doctor and David is under the impression that Mitt Romney has a form of “Asperger’s” Syndrome”. I looked up some of the symptoms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome) and Romney certainly has displayed some of these symptoms, IMO.

        • 71 57andfemale
          August 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

          Nope. He’s just an entitled jerk.

        • 72 Virginia
          August 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

          I read most of the link you provided, and in my humble opinion, from observing the guy, I think he has a LOT of the symptoms. His obvious lack of empathy for other peoples situations, his inability and awkwardness around people (even with his own cookie cutter family), his clumsy gait (he always looks like he’s tipping up on something), his secretiveness, his obsession with squirreling away money that he probably never will need or use, his odd phraseoloy and use of language, his jerky, bouncy movements, on and on. I’m no doctor, but that seems like a textbook case of the person we’re been observing the past few months.

          I also want to add that there are a few other prominent people that fit that description quite well, but the one who fits it most closely in my mind is Rush Limbaugh. There are a couple of symptoms that hit him spot on–the loud, repetitive, non-stop talking that mostly involves a lack of concern about the feelings of people you are speaking about, and the inability to entertain the ideas of others. (Rush never has guests on his show.) This could also describe other talk show “hosts” such as OReilly, Beck and Hannity, as well as Ann Coulter. There are a couple on the left, that we all know, but I won’t name. Don’t want to make anybody mad.

  22. 73 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    little lindsey is so lame:

  23. August 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Wow! Look at all those People at the Presidents Rally?

  24. 85 cookemom
    August 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm


    – Romneys disapproval ratings are getting worse not better in the last months. It sits at 40/49, the lowest for a presidential hopeful this close to the election since ’84.
    – A Qunniac (sp) poll has PBO down in Colo. by 17 points among white male voters, and up by 8% among women. It may be an outlier, who knows. The polls are just snapshots at this point.
    – They showed an Obama ad that targeted the Mittfit’s stand on women. Pretty powerful, bound to bring out the whine factor.

    • 86 57andfemale
      August 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      dKos had a diary that tore this poll apart: very heavily weighted toward older voters. The sample bears no resemblance to the voter breakdown in 2008. So unless you think seniors are going to make up 38% of the CO electorate, then pay attention to this poll.

  25. 89 Sharon
    August 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    The reverend giving the invocation on President Obama’s Denver event is getting enthusiastic applause.

  26. 93 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    OT fun—-bear breaks into candy store, gets treat, leaves. This comes a few days after my Ct. daughter sent me photos of 2 bears in her office parking lot—–may have lost their way on the way to the candy store

    • 94 cookemom
      August 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Ha ha! I was on my early morning run and came across a deer just standing on the path. I stopped short of running up on it and couldn’t figure out what to do. So we stood there looking at each other, when it said, “oh sorry, didn’t mean to scare you. just wanted you to know that us forest critters are behind PBO. we can’t be for a guy who would do that to Seamus, one of our own.”

  27. August 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Newt says no Racial element, in welfare ad.
    I feel much better.

    • 97 57andfemale
      August 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Well if the lizard says so……..

      • 98 anniebella
        August 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

        Well if the guy who ask his first wife for a divorce as she lie in the hospital fighting cancer, say there is nothing wrong with Romney lying Hood race baiting welfare ad then it must be true..

  28. August 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I just read through the Rise and Shine thread and all I can say is ugghh. Maybe if we all ended every sentence with an exclamation point Jovie would get the “point” about hair on fire. 🙂 Like others I’ve learned to scroll past The Morning Joe live blogging in the morning.

    On a more positive note, looks like many recent polls in the swing states are great – of course because our Prez is running a fantastic campaign AND campaiging ON HIS RECORD. I think he has some wonderful surrogates, great ads and even Ole Harry is kickin’ ass.

    • August 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      I don’t even know how right wingers (and independents) can actually compare the non-information they’re getting from Romney with the actual verifiable facts that President Obama supplies. I listened to Stephanie Miller this morning, and she had a loopy caller call in with a list of “lies” that she wanted to present, that apparently have been told by President Obama. She rattled off a list of right wing radio talking points – college transcripts, 7% unemployment if the Stimulus gets passed, closing Gitmo – and wouldn’t listen to any explanation. Then, when cornered (she was corrected about her statement that Romney has released two years of tax records when he’s only released one partial year), she launched even deeper into some other conspiracy theory. They quickly disposed of her.

      How can an adult person really think that seeing a college transcript of a 51 year old man can be equal to seeing the tax records of someone who has a record of lying, and who may determine the tax policy of the next generation – among other things. How can they not want to see his tax records, when it’s been demonstrated that his tax policy will result in normal Americans paying for him to pay even less in taxes? Aren’t they scared of what will actually happen to them if they “win”? Are they really that blinded by hate? I’ve never seen such people in my life.

      • August 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

        I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 103 nathkatun7
        August 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

        “How can an adult person really think that seeing a college transcript of a 51 year old man can be equal to seeing the tax records of someone who has a record of lying, and who may determine the tax policy of the next generation – among other things”

        The funny thing is that even if the President released his college transcripts they will be ready with their supposed experts, like Sheriff Joe Arpio and Donald Trump, who will swear that the transcripts were fake because they did not show that Obama was a foreign student with poor grades who was able to attend Columbia and Harvard because of affirmative action.

    • 104 cookemom
      August 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      How bout a ‘no bleed rule’. What’s said on a thread that causes a miff and a tiff, stays on the miffed and tiffed thread. No bleeding over to the new thread, especially after a certain amount of time has passed…… say hours and hours. I think the conclusion is for folks to scroll and roll, avoid the offending thread, or post a comment of the type they’d rather see talked about. However, if a person chooses to call someone out, then the called out person can also scroll and roll, it’s up to the folks involved how far to take it. It can become a community discussion, or just between two people. We’re all adults, we can handle it.

  29. 107 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    That introduction by Sandra Fluke was AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    PBO is LIVE NOW.


  30. 110 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Those ladies in Co. are loving our pres., understandably.

  31. 111 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    CNN gave President Obama’s appearance 1 minute of air time. Now they are moving on to hot news about Willard’s bus tour with racist John King reporting and a last snippet saying Obama is trailing in “the polls” in Colorado. The sub host on CNN, Elena Cho, is the worst I have ever seen—-if I dare say—–a real rt. winger spending almost every minute with negativity about Obama.

    • August 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      CNN is the last station I watch. I had to watch it this week because of the Olympics, but only in small doses. Switched over to the cooking channel, and found some really good new recipes. CNN is a disaster.

      • August 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        That’s because MSNBC is airing every single Game of the Olympics, ever.
        Soon, they will be re-Broadcasting the 1939 Olympics. First Olympucs ever aired, yup, I can see it now.

      • 114 57andfemale
        August 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

        My husband will turn it on and I will turn it off. It’s rather comical. Since I can’t get him to find things online other than the Chicago Tribune (he’s 72 years old and first started on a computer a few years ago), we fight for that clicker to get Blitzer the hell off my TV.

    • August 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      LOL! I love when you rag on the Media, it’s funny!

    • 116 Virginia
      August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Did you see those 2 clowns Cho had on who made that youtube video about how “disappointed” they were in the President? Turns out they knew VERY LITTLE about what the President has done so far, AND the 2 jerks didn’t even VOTE in 2008–for ANYBODY.
      Then when Cho tried to talk them into voting for Romney, the dopes said they were “still on the fence” Left you wondering why they made the video (except for attention–the guy who was singing was lipsynching), and why they would come on TV and make fools of themselves.

    • 117 57andfemale
      August 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      POLL, John King, you idiot, ONE POLL that claims that 38% of CO voters will be over 65.

      Do these people read at all?

  32. 118 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    PBO on CSpan.

  33. August 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    CSPAN right now, talking about ACA.

  34. 120 Virginia
    August 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    President speaking on C-Span right now in Denver.

  35. 121 xtine
    August 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    [I like the last paragraph.] Steve Benen — http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/08/13181825-always-choose-wealthy-parents:

    If you don’t come from a wealthy family with tens of thousands of disposable income, well, that’s a shame — no small business for you.

    To reiterate a point from April, my point isn’t to mock Romney for being very wealthy or for having very wealthy parents. For that matter, I wish nothing but success for entrepreneurs who get seed money from Mom and Dad, and go on to create profitable ventures.

    Rather, what matters here is that Romney is actively opposed to using public institutions to help level the playing field for everyone else — and that’s a problem voters need to consider.

    Speaking of small businesses, the Obama campaign is “assembling an army of small business owners who say that they did engineer their own success — thanks to the opportunities afforded them by generations of American taxpayers.” That seems like a good idea.

  36. 122 Claire
    August 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Loved it!

  37. August 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    That audience is why this President will WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And America will WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 124 Vicki
      August 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I agree, Bobfr. Every woman exposed to PBO and the truth about the ACA will vote for our President in November. No matter what they say now to their RW neighbors, friends and family members.

  38. 125 Linda
    August 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Podium Slap !

  39. 130 cookemom
    August 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Is it my lying eyes, or are these SS guys getting Fyyynier and Fyynier? Lawd, I can’t wait for the naughty mat, I’ll just use the bare floor!

  40. August 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Fluke, who was famously called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh for backing contraception coverage requirements for employers, accused Romney of wanting to turn back women’s rights. 

    “[Obama] defended my right to speak without being attacked,” Fluke said. “Mr. Romney could only say those weren’t the words he would have chosen. Well, Mr. Romney, you’re not going to be the candidate we choose.”

  41. 133 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That was a rousing speech. Sandra Fluke and Pres. Obama sure got the crowd fired up. I love when Pres. Obama goes out on the road like this. He connects with small and huge crowds all the time. He connects on a one-to-one basis with individuals.

    He was freaking amazing! I’m so pumped and out of breath after listening to the speech. Wow!

  42. 134 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  43. 135 Sharon
    August 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    And now for those of you watching on C-Span, you can stay tuned to catch Willard. Helpful hint: keep it muted. He’s got nothing new to add–just lies and whine.

  44. 138 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    • August 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Every time the President says “Obamacare”, the collective GOP brain cell shrivels just a little bit more. I can hear the screaming from here! I love it – he should rub their noses in it.

      • August 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

        😉 🙂 🙂

        YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together – WE MUST!
        YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
        HOPE over fear & CHANGE over racism!
        PRESS ON, FORWARD! 😉

      • 141 Obama Grandmama
        August 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        The Obamacare renaming by the GOP was one I favored as I felt it was nice for Obama to get credit for his hard work and getting this ACA done.

  45. 144 Linda
    August 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Last week the campaign for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released an advertisement accusing President Barack Obama of failing Ohio car dealerships.

    One problem: The ad appears to show stock footage of Oklahoma.

    In the 30-second spot, Al Zarzour, a 61-year-old car dealership owner from Lyndhurst, Ohio, says that in the wake of the auto bailout General Motors shut down his credit line, forcing him to lay off his 30-person workforce.

    “In 2009, under the Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors, Ohio dealerships were forced to close,” a narrator says in the commercial.

    But just as the narrator says that at the 5-second mark, the ad shows a streetscape that appears to be in Oklahoma City, as noted by Sarah Burris, managing editor of the progressive blog FutureMajority.com. Google street view confirms that the scene is indeed outside the Advanced Academics building on E. Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City.


    lol….Incompetent …rinky dink campaign.

    • August 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      They are just embarrassing. Despite this obvious idiocy, the fact that Romney was demanding that Detroit go bankrupt, these auto dealers who saw record business after “Cash for Clunkers” would have been completely out of business. Millions of people would have lost jobs. The entire base of US manufacturing would have ended. Is this really all he’s got?

      • 146 nathkatun7
        August 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        The fact that Mitt Romney is still taken seriously as a potential President is clear testament of the failure of U.S. media to truthfully inform the public.

    • August 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      For you, Linda …

  46. 148 purpleshoesla
    August 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    What ho TOD peeps.. Greetings from sweltering and earthquakin’ So Cal. Awesome speech (again) by the President and Sandra Fluke is a force to be reckoned with in her own right!

    As we move into the “dog days” (no slight to Seamus) of a highly contentious campaign, I was reminded of a post that Tien (who I think is Tien Le that also posts here at TOD) wrote earlier this year for the People’s View called “Election Survival Tool Kit”. I bookmarked it then and it has become one of the many posts in my own 2012 Election Survival Folder that I refer to in addition to TOD to keep me sane and focused. I’ve posted the link to that article below. In my humble opinion it’s well worth a re-read, today in particular. Check it out:


    #PressOn We have a re-election to win “for pete’s sake” 🙂

  47. 152 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  48. August 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  49. 154 dotster3
    August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    NRA is pushing for new open carry law in Florida—–because——what we need is more guns—–more guns out in the open—–more shootings——-more dead people. Insanity.


  50. 157 Dudette
    August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    O/T: Just thought I’d share one of my new favorite things with you. I like to call it “Smash Therapy”. When someone gets on your last nerve, but you really can’t do anything about it, just imagine yourself doing this to them. You’ll feel soooo much better. 🙂

  51. August 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Romneycamp healthcare pivot:

    Simple explanation: Romney is Jealous of Obamacare

    Romney has noticed the climbing favorability poll numbers for Obamacare, and so he’s jealous the Pres. is going to run away with a full embrace. So his campaign is trying to get a foot in the reclaim door, thinking it is RIGHTFULLY his.

    He seriously thinks Pres. Obama has usurped credit that should be his, so he is now in full reaction mode. Chasing a mirage down the rabbithole because he thinks it will help him pivot to the center. But Obama is needling him further and further to the edge of the wingnut cliff. Romney is TRAPPED

    “What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them.” — Pres. Obama (1/20/2009)

  52. August 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  53. August 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    CNN is now doing an power point presentation, on who is worse: Al Qaeda or the Nazi?

    Are they serious?

  54. August 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The media has become hopeless. Even though NPR’s Morning Edition debunked Robmey’s claims about PBO eliminating the work from welfare to work, tonight All Things Considered ran a clip of Romney making the same lie. Didn’t call it out…just played it as if it were true. I gave them a piece of my mind. But truthfully, I’m about to give up on all msm – including npr.

    • August 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      PS here’s what I wrote:
      I’ve ceased to think of NPR as anything but unbalanced these days.

      Mitt Romney’s lies about President Obama gutting the work element of welfare to work have been thoroughly debunked – even by Morning Edition – and yet you ran the clip of his lie on tonight’s program. Really?!

      Since when has ATC been a mouthpiece for repressive republican lies?

      Sorry to sound incensed and critical, but that is how I’m feeling.

      • 168 nathkatun7
        August 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

        Good for you! I personally gave up on PBS and NPR long time ago. I cancelled my subscription in 2009.

      • August 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        Thanks for the warning! I usually listen to ATC on the long drive home at night, and I won’t bother. I’ve been listening to music much more often these days on that long drive – much better for my blood pressure. I’d rather scream at other drivers, than scream at my radio – and dance my way home. Far more satisfying.

  55. August 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  56. 171 xtine
    August 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Steve Benen: “Hug it out, Republicans. Hug it out.” http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/08/13181386-crawl-back-into-your-clown-car?lite:

    Clarey: “I am embarrassed that I voted for you in the primary and general election in 2010. Your clownish, thug-wannabe campaign cost us Harry Wilson’s victory, one House seat (NY1), and at least one Senate seat. Your continued effort to hurt the Republicans lead me to believe you are a double-agent on behalf of the Democrats – by the way, when did you switch parties? I’m sure that irrelevance is hard to take – and you sure are taking it harder than most; please crawl back into your clown car and drive it back into the hole you came out of. By the way, take me off your email list. I am afraid you might forward racist, obscene, and misogynistic e-mails like you have done in the past.

    Paladino: “Like your treacherous predecessor Graziano, you live in a unique area of the state where the people do not suffer the financial peaks and valleys suffered elsewhere in New York. You are insulated from reality by the thousands of fat and comfortable state jobs living off the fat of the land. You never suffer recessionary pressures. You live and participate in the Albany petri dish of corruption and incompetence. You read a newspaper (frightened by the Cuomo/Silver threat of intimidation) more interested in advancing the progressive elitist agenda than doing the right thing for the taxpayer. Why? Because you are one of the worst of the RINOs. You get excited when in the presence of the three men in a room power brokers. You’re the loyal slob willing to kiss their rings to get into their favor for the nickel dime patronage and breadcrumbs they throw at you.”

  57. 173 utaustinliberal
    August 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    For those who watched Gilmore Girls; this is a fun interview of Alexi Bledel who played “Rory” talking about her campaign duties for Obama 2012, why she supports Pres. Obama and why she has always supported him; how enthusiastic the youth are for Pres. Obama and how they are excited to vote for Pres. Obama again, or for the first time.

    • 174 0388jojothecat
      August 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Loved that show and loved her on that show, watching her grow up into a wonderful young woman.

  58. August 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

  59. 177 whatisworking
    August 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Greetings TOD family

    I wanted to make a comment on the CO poll. Our OFA group has been calling into Colorado for 1 month. We call only folks with a political party of U (I think unaffiliated). Last night I used the predictive dialer for 1 hour, I had 10 PBO strong support, 3 undecided, 2 Romney and 3-4 who didn’t want to say. Remember these are not Democrats they are Undecided or whatever U stands for. I have noticed more folks expressing an opinion than when we started. I think the President is smart to spend early and lock in perceptions. This poll does not match my limited experiences with CO voters.

    If anyone in Colorado has a take on how things are shaping up in their community, please share.

    One more pesky detail. If some of you folks are doing phone banking for the President, I highly recommend using the predictive dialer and using Google phone to make the calls (saving on your minutes). I am contacting so any more folks now that I use this tool, it makes phone banking way more fun and addictive. Don’t be discouraged if you have technical difficulties the first few times, it will all get ironed out.

    • August 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      As a Coloradan and a phone banker I’d say that my experiences have been similar to yours WIW.

      We’ve been working hard here in CO and like other OFA groups we’re never too high or too low, I always think of the advice we were given at the beginning of the campaign when these types of polls come out… Pay no attention to the polls or the pundits, keep your heads down and keep on working and we will prevail.

  60. 179 Linda
    August 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Was this posted already ?

  61. August 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

  62. 181 whatisworking
    August 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Since PBO is emphasizing omen’s issues today in CO please read and push this article and video endorsement from PP

    “Obama Administration Rescues Defunded Planned Parenthoods”


  63. August 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    The Obama administration is considering exercising the White House’s executive authority to impose cybersecurity mandates after lawmakers failed to adopt legislation to implement those measures, a top U.S. counterterrorism official said on Tuesday. 

    Those options include President Obama possibly introducing several cybersecurity measures via presidential executive orders, according to White House chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. 

    “We will see what we can do … the critical infrastructure of this country is under threat” by cyberattacks from state and non-state actors, Brennan said during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. 


    Great idea.

  64. August 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    😀 😀

  65. August 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    #HAHAHA … the #RomneyHood robotic laugh … 🙂

  66. 186 anniebella
    August 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I love the President’s speech, and Ms. Fluke did a real good job.

  67. August 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Hi TODers – just wanted you say “hi” – been out of touch for several months now – moved from NJ to Wisconsin so things were in a state of high anxiety. Working on the move, taking care of my Dad’s estate and starting to get involved up here in the Northwoods politically. I’ve been lurking occasionally but unable to really post. Keeping up with our wonderful CIC and trying not to let the GOpers get me down. I’ve done some tweeting but that is about it for being involved. Just wanted you to know I haven’t left the group!


    • August 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      It’s very nice to hear from you blondegrrl! Ima lurker 🙂 but I noticed you had not posted a comment in a while. I hope you are settling nicely. It’s funny how it takes several months to get a feel for a new city and home. I send good vibes your way, and you take care. It’s good to know that you haven’t left us, just regrouping. We miss you, and post again soon.

    • 189 jacquelineoboomer
      August 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Good to see ya, Blondegrrl!

  68. August 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Here’s my take on Booman’s blogpost today discussing why the mass shootings at the Sikh Temple have been ignored by MSM after the story broke. He says while everyone can imagine being in the movie theater in Aurora, people can’t see themselves in the Sikh congregants’ situation. This he thinks is the reason for slacked coverage rather than cuz of race/ethnicity:


    Your post made me very sad. Really? People can’t see themselves in the Sikh congregants’ shoes but the theater attendees? Must the capacity to empathize be dependent on solely literal equivalents of circumstances? Both groups of victims were sitting ducks in sites that operate on the basis of societal trust/communion (You should read Richard Wrights short story “The Man who Lived Underground” which features both a movie theater & a church as pivotal nodes in modern society’s reconstructed communal acts of self-delusion. I teach it)

    The reason the Sikhs were ignored by the media is precisely because the Sikh community members who came before the cameras were NOT willing to play along the shallow candle glow pablum that the corporate media wanted them to spew. Immediately the story broke spokespersons like Mr. Rajwant Singh and Armadeep Kaleka, son of the slain President of the Temple started speaking on CNN & MSNBC uncomfortable truths about the overt & “soft terrorism” that members of the community had been facing since 9-11. CNN promptly cut them off.

    That’s because to retain the spotlight on Sikhs would mean Americans had to admit to escalating White violence towards minorities as a REAL problem, and to do some soul-searching. Americans don’t wanna do that. So the lack of interest and subsequent coverage is symptomatic of our ostrich strategy. There are many of us in this country who see the picture most clearly.

    • 191 0388jojothecat
      August 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      I think your comments are SPOT ON and I would add that MOST AMERICANS DO want and NEED to do soul-searching, it’s just that the Corporate Media Bosses DO NOT. It does not fit into their PROFIT MODEL. DOES THIS COVERAGE PAY OFF FOR OUR SHAREHOLDERS? WILL WE LOSE ADVERTISERS? It’s all about MONEY.

    • 192 dotster3
      August 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      I did see a frightening report on the rise of these white power groups on CNN today with Wolf—–and the fear that many of our returning military are members, that these hate groups advise joining the military for free training for all their violent activities, “coming race war” etc., that many of these types were allowed when admissions standards were lowered leading into the Iraq War. They said an average of 3 of these neo-Nazi white supremacist groups are active on every U.S. military base. A former member said he had a Nazi flag hung out in the open on his locker and it was not a problem—-that there was an active white supremacist group active at his base, lots of open racism and higher ups looked the other way. As the numbers increase in all these white supremacist militia groups—-it’a a frightening prospect for all.

  69. August 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    PBO and Sandra
    h/t ThePoliticalCarnival

  70. August 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Libyan authority transfer … live … what a difference a year makes !!!!


  71. 197 JER
    August 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    President Obama is speaking now.

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