“Obamacare? It’s true: I do care”

Boone, Iowa, August 13

96 Responses to ““Obamacare? It’s true: I do care””

  1. 10 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm


  2. August 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Chips – you survived the ‘tiny plane’ ride!!!

    Cool, LOL!!!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. 27 Sharon
    August 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    C-Span just announced they will be carrying Bidenโ€™s event in Virginia tomorrow at 10:15 ET. Wish they were showing todayโ€™s in their loop for tonight.

  4. 31 desertflower
    August 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Look! Romney went to FL and DIDN’T MENTION MEDICARE!!!


  5. 32 xtine
    August 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for the great pics, Chips! Steve Israel on Tweety: Rs are Harry Houdinis running to extricate themselves fr Ryan Plan! Running congress campaign = in alpha order: Medicare, Medicare, Medicare. Showed ad w/ granny falling off cliff. (Excuse any typos, on phone!)

  6. August 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Note the cc’s ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. August 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Oh dear…..

    Mitt Romney held a campaign event Monday evening at a Miami juice shop owned by a convicted cocaine trafficker.

    Romney appeared at El Palacio de los Jugos, which is owned by Reinaldo Bermudez. Court records show that Bermudez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 1999 and served three years in federal prison.


    Can you imagine the reporting if this was PBO’s event??

    • August 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Takes one to know one … ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 37 TrumpDog
      August 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Yeah I remember the right wing cries of Bill Ayers! Bill Ayers!
      Obama sits in the living room with Ayers and he’s labeled a terrorist. So then in right wing logic, Romney campaigning in juice shop owned by drug dealer makes him a dealer too, amiright???

      Double standard ๐Ÿ™„

    • August 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      BTW Chips, Twitter is lighting up with this one … and folk are focusing on the fact that that dude was smuggling more than a ton of the snorts when he & his pals were busted … probably put a little dint in one of Trump’s parties ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 41 dotster3
      August 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Look who Willard’s palling around with—-a convicted Columbian drug smuggler! Anyone in the media reporting on this? Asking any questions? Digging into this association of a suporter of ill repute? Anyone? Crickets? And if it were Obama, it would be blasting from all outlets, tape running 24/7.

      • August 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

        That is because, this is exactly the kind of stuff the GOP focuses on. Distractions. Because, their policies suck.
        Democrats don’t push this shit onto the scene. They just don’t. Maybe they should start?

        • 43 joyfulmeme
          August 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

          I think Dems should take the high ground on things like this ,
          Especially if this person has truly redeemed himself. Folks deserve a second chance.

    • 44 xtine
      August 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      OMG, what further proof of an inept campaign & candidates do we have hear about? Get outta here! Great material for SNL.

  8. August 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    And then there’s this:

    • 46 carolyn
      August 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      This is a technique known as “damning with faint praise.” It is so much more effective than coming out now and criticizing him right up front. The President says this, then he can go on and critique what he says, but never attack the person. Over a period of time, it is extremely effective. “He’s a nice guy, but…….”

    • August 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Let the American come to their own conclusion about Ryan the man. Right now Obama is trying to show how destructive his policies are.

    • 50 Cman
      August 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Romney was a good man too if you remember. The president is most effective in the counter attack. He cannot launch a wild eyed preemptive attack on Ryan it looks off. Instead he praises him and wait for him, as they all do, to think PBO weak. Let him attack PBO until everyone is practically begging for PBO to do something. Then bam! A righteous counter attack that is as fierce as it is sweet.

      All his opponents have faced it, and you would think future one would learn from past mistake. Problem is republicans seem to hate history lessons so they fall for it every time.

    • 51 xtine
      August 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Go Toon! I always crack up when PBO does his “good person” thing! It’s a beaut!

  9. August 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    10:15 AM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Va.
    12:25 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
    4:30 PM
    Biden travels to Wytheville, Va., to deliver remarks at a campaign event at Spiller Elementary School.
    5:00 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at B.R. Miller Middle School in Marshalltown, Iowa.
    8:55 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa.

  10. August 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    So I just got home and saw the snippet about Jodi Kantor’s LIE! I was reluctant to blast her on Twitter w/o any proof of my own but I was so glad to see others do it. What a hater she is.

  11. August 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  12. August 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Holy smoke!

  13. 62 utaustinliberal
    August 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  14. 63 dotster3
    August 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Ryan Phillipe corn kernel votes for Obama at the Ia. State Fair

  15. 66 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Knoller wants to know what happened to the Olympics. He’s hoping to get a response from an O’ supporter.

  16. August 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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  18. 77 dotster3
    August 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Someone is VERY EXCITED about this lucky encounter

  19. 81 Melanie
    August 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  20. August 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Congressman Paul Ryan is the poster boy for the extreme Republican leadership in a Congress whose overall approval rating is 12 percent. His plan to dismantle Medicare is deeply unpopular with the general public, and especially undecided voters.

    You might be wondering why the hell Romney picked this guy. But this is a strategic pick that carries real danger for us.

    Here’s the calculation: Mitt Romney doesn’t need or expect Paul Ryan to convince even one undecided voter to cast their ballot for him. That’s not what he’s on the ticket for. He’s there to reassure and inspire ultraconservative ideologues and corporate interests that they will have one of their own a heartbeat from the presidency.

    That means tens or even hundreds of millions more dollars for the Romney campaign and the array of outside groups supporting him — and if current trends hold, more than 90 percent of that money will be spent on TV ads — lying, distorting and trashing Barack Obama. Those ads will have more impact on undecided voters than anything Paul Ryan himself does or says.

    Mitt Romney is convinced that picking Paul Ryan is a great investment for him. And his campaign is already touting the pledges and donations they’ve received as a result, with fundraising events planned for this week.

    We’re already being outraised, and we can’t afford to fall further behind. Now is the time to take your commitment to the next level.

    Please donate $13 or more today:


    More soon.


    Jim Messina
    Campaign Manager
    Obama for America

  21. 84 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  22. August 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I got good laugh out of this.

    If there’s any doubt that CBSnews is in the GOP pocket, check out this video of Axelrod, who says “the choice between the Romney and Ryan plans is like the choice between a punch in the nose or a knee to the groin.”

    Yet, surprisingly (not), CBSnews chose to tweet this out to their followers:

  23. August 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm


    If you’re reading this thread, just wanted to let you know I have the same problem as you with Twitter links. Sometimes pasting the tweet URL works, other times (like today), it doesn’t. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I too am sending via a Windows operating system.

  24. 87 Ladyhawke
    August 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm


    GOP concerned Ryan could cost party House and Senate seats

    By Cameron Joseph and Alexandra Jaffe


    Republicans strategists are worried that Rep. Paul Ryanโ€™s (R-Wis.) addition to the presidential ticket will cost their party House and Senate seats this fall.

    Their concern: Democrats will successfully demonize Ryanโ€™s budget plan, which contains controversial spending cuts and changes to Medicare.
    While few Republicans said having Ryan on the ticket would help them, they argued they can neutralize the budget issue by attacking Democrats for cutting $700 billion from Medicare in their healthcare reform law.

    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) circulated a memo to lawmakers and candidates on Monday, obtained by The Hill, that they say offers a road map for winning the debate over Ryanโ€™s proposal.

    It calls for candidates to follow the model the party used to win an open seat in Nevada last summer in which now-Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) hammered his Democratic opponent on the spending cuts.

    The main focus of such a strategy, according to a slideshow and video circulated by NRCC Political Director Mike Shields, is to stay on the offense and tie Democrats to Obamaโ€™s healthcare law, an argument Republicans believe they can win.



    • August 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Except, that is in Ryans plan too! Next?

    • 89 FiredUpInCA
      August 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      This strategy didn’t work for them in NY-26:

      “NY 26: Democrats should thank Paul Ryan

      By E.J. Dionne Jr.

      There is no way for Republicans to spin away Democrat Kathy Hochulโ€™s victory in New Yorkโ€™s deeply red 26th congressional district. This is a big setback for Paul Ryanโ€™s budget and a warning for Republican incumbents everywhere. This is simply not a district a Republican should have lost. Conservative overreach has clearly woken up Democrats and has gone down badly with independents.”


      Besides, while their zombie lie about $700 billion being cut from Medicare may have worked in Nevada, Nevada is not Florida and Romney needs Florida to win. So they can try to ride to victory with the $700 billion cut–or “stolen”–from Medicare lie, but the thing is Ryan’s proposed cuts attack and motivate all sorts of constituencies besides the beneficiaries of Medicare.

      In addition to Ryan’s unprecedented attack on the nation’s social safety net, he has an entire record of obstruction as part of the do-nothing-but-damage-to-job-creation-and-the-country’s-credit-rating Congress that the President can run against.

  25. 90 dotster3
    August 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Can’t link to Des Moines Register —-need to register at the Register—-news sites becoming less free, have you noticed?—–but here’s the scoop: President Obama is hanging out near the Bud beer tent at the Ia. State Fair. The beer tent vendor must have been complaining about security for Obama affecting his biz, and Grumpy, Goofy Grassley has been tweeting away about “how can Obama justify closing the beer tent affecting sales etc. etc. etc. First, Grassley was at the fair with Ryan today, so I guess it’s ok for Ryan to be there and whatever security precautions were taken for him, but —–not for President Obama. And Obama was not closing the beer tent—–and has brought the crowd and the biz to the beer tent———and the crowd is yelling “4 more years!” and “4 more beers!” and everyone is happy! The end.

  26. 92 amk for obama
    August 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    So chips, did the pilot boy survive that lil’ plane ride with you?

    Flotus on leno show vid?

  27. August 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Dan Rather = Patty Hearst
    He has been brain washed.
    Any questions?

  28. August 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  29. 96 dotster3
    August 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Repubs in Oh. continue to make it almost impossible for people to vote, especially those in cities, elderly etc., trying to set up polls 6 miles away and/or in places where it would eat up half a day to go vote and a long walk from a bus stop. Unbelievable.

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