Heads Up: President Obama in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Lining up at the farm (OFA)

12:25: President Obama delivers remarks at the Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Coming up:

4:30: VP Biden delivers remarks at Spiller Elementary School, Wytheville, Va.

5:00: President Obama delivers remarks at B.R. Miller Middle School in Marshalltown, Iowa

8:45: President Obama delivers remarks at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa



VP Biden? You’re a legend!

89 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Oskaloosa, Iowa”

  1. 1 JER
    August 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Hello Everybody!

  2. 5 LaDLove
    August 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Darn it…seconds away! Congrats JER…you’re number 1!

  3. 8 Roberta in MN
    August 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    GM everyone. Chips, has anyone downloaded our FLOTUS from last night on Leno’s show. I just couldn’t stay up and have no recorder.Can anyone point me in the right direction. Watched our VP this morning, he really get going. Just love him.
    Thanks for your help.

  4. 16 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  5. August 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  6. 21 Ladyhawke
    August 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Rep Paul Ryan Is No “Fiscal Hawk”

    By Jared Bernstein


    Matt Miller takes Ryan’s undeserved fiscal rep apart (here) but I have to tell you—it takes only a glancing familiarity with his budget work to uncover the fiscal reality of what’s up here, and that would be red ink.

    The federal government basically defends the nation, provides public goods, regulates negative externalities, applies countercyclical stimulus when the market fails, and protects the vulnerable, including the safety net and retirement security. Rep Ryan’s budgets increase the defense function and cut taxes trillions beyond Bush. Thus, any claims to achieve balance must occur through massive spending cuts on everything else, and he’s actually been more specific than his new boss—all fodder for arguments we’ll be having over the next few months.

    But he is soon to run into what every ideological spending cutter runs into: people, including the Tea Party themselves, not to mention the Catholic Bishops, don’t want to live with the real implications of such deep cuts. So, just like under W, you’re left with large tax cuts and budget deficits. Heck, Rep Ryan himself voted for TARP and supported the auto bailout–lots of suppliers in WI–not to mention the various gov’t benefits enjoyed by his district (see here).



  7. 23 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    • 25 Roberta in MN
      August 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      I watched VP Biden this morning, He was just great. He is supposed to come to MN next week. fingers crossed I get to see him.

    • 29 ewok2
      August 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Its is so unfair that CNN has to add on the ticker tape” frequent Dem talking point in challenging Ryan’s plan” but when Rmoney lies about welfaire or the previous lies about stopping the military from voting in Ohio, they don’t say that those are lies on their ticker tape. I am glad that I never watch these lying and deceptive cable “new” programs.

  8. August 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  9. 31 xtine
    August 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    And with an assist from John McCain, Romney’s tax debacle is back in the headlines


    Second, the pressing question is what is going on with Romney’s 2009 tax return since 2009 is the year the IRS smoked out all the rich folks who were hiding their money in secret overseas bank accounts by giving them the option to voluntarily come forward, report their overseas holdings, and avoid criminal prosecution


    McCain wouldn’t have reviewed Romney’s tax returns from 2008 and 2009, and 2009 is the year that might show Romney applied for amnesty.


    • 32 lamh35
      August 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      so if Reid does have a source, when would be the best time to pull that out of his hat before or after convenrtion?

      and I really hate to be a pessimist, but I suspect that Romney will never have to release those tax return. the MSM which should hold him accountable and which would have totally iviserated candidate Obama for nit releasing is taxes in ’08, obviously would rather nibble on Ryan’s neck and gaze in his blue eyes.

      the Obama camp. and the DNC and all the Dems should and will keep on the tax release issue, but unless something explosive happens, Romney is gonna get away with not releasing them. which really just pisses me off as of course it does everyone else

      • August 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

        And sets a horrendous precedent for the future. Any aspiring candidate can easily create 2 clean years.

      • 34 xtine
        August 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        He will not win. If we all keep up the pressure and it’s at forefront of his issues, then there won’t be a precedent for future candidates to try & scrape by w/ cleaned up 2 year returns. Willard can try & slither around those taxes, but it’s biting him big time. He put out Ryan to distract, took about 36 hours and taxes cames back. If I were Reid, I’d pull out the goods after the Dem Convention — mid-September or so. Then I’d kick back & watch R/R squirm for 6 weeks!

      • 35 Mae who love our CIC
        August 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm

        He won’t get away with it because Romney will never be the President of these United States.

        • 36 cluny
          August 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

          I am convinced that there will be a leaked document provided to somebody – something bad about Romney’s taxes is going to get out before the election. Too many people (other campaigns, accountants etc) have had access to them.

  10. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    August 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    “4 Years is great but 8 is what we need” – This should be a bumper sticker.

  11. 39 amk for obama
    August 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  12. 42 amk for obama
    August 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Gunnite folks.

    Great job ut on twitter today.

  13. 45 nospin
    August 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Off Topic

    Ron Palillo, Arnold Horshack on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ dies at age 63 in Palm Beach Gardens home

    Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/entertainment/ron-palillo-arnold-horshack-on-welcome-back-kotter-dies-at-age-63#ixzz23XSaS1rM

    Rest in peace.

  14. 46 Tally
    August 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  15. August 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Yet again …. CNN live streaming has a PBO speech in its schedule, and then either doesn’t show it or misses the start. Meanwhile, needless to say, they’re showing Romney live, including the introductions.

  16. 52 lamh35
    August 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Wow, R-Money spokesman John Sununu is a piece of work. I glad Soledad didn’t back down from this asshole!!!

    Romney surrogate to CNN host: ‘Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead’

    • 53 xtine
      August 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Self-hating SOB.

    • 54 0388jojothecat
      August 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      There were a lot of positive reaction to Soledad pushing back…..I am going to send an email to thank her and cc her Corp Bosses that they NEED MORE of this type of journalistic independence, NOT LESS.

  17. August 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Now see, if Halperin is not being a Prick, he can make sense-


    I assume OFA is doing focus groups on ads, see what works best. Later this week, it will be a medicare ad war!

  18. August 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  19. 57 japa21
    August 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    A little OT, but Pierce reminds that there is an important primary in WI today which may help determine the outcome of the Senate come November. Tammy Baldwin will win the Dem slot, but it is a 4 way race for the Republican slot. Former Gov Tommy Thompson, who actually left the Bush adminsitration because he couldn’t accept its radicalness, is the slight favorite, but there is a TPer who could easily pull the upset. Thompson would be favored against Baldwin, but she would beat the TPer.

    Hate to say I am pulling for a TP candidate in this race, but I am. We may well win back IN because a TP candidate won the primary. McCaskill could hang on in MO because a TP candidate won the primary. Same thing in ND. So go TP, go. Pull it off in WI.

  20. 61 xtine
    August 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    We really need to vote these people out. Apart from Jeff Flake (R), a U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona, there are others who’d like to get rid of 17th Ammendment. From Steve Benen:

    Roll Call reports today that other Republican U.S. Senate candidates, including Michigan’s Pete Hoekstra, Indiana’s Richard Mourdock, and Missouri’s Todd Akin are all on board with shifting power from voters to state legislatures.

    If this sounds vaguely familiar, there’s a reason — in 2010, all kinds of far-right Republican candidates endorsed repeal of the 17th Amendment, and some even won anyway. Marc Ambinder reported at the time that the position has “become a part of the Tea Party orthodoxy.”

    Complete post here: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/14/13278438-leave-the-17th-amendment-alone?lite

  21. August 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    ‘… I don’t know if he’s tried that …. he’s had other things on his car …’ 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Referring to idiot #BainMitt’s comment about driving with a windmill on your car …

  22. August 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I love what PBO said about Mitt’s windpower quote, paraphrasing here: Romney said you can’t drive a car with a windmill on it. Now I don’t know if he’s tried that – I know he’s driven with other things on top of his car… ZING!

  23. 67 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    OH Damn! POTUS brought up Seamus the dog! 😆 😆 😆

  24. August 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Things I love about PBO’s stump speeches.
    1. He creates a vision.
    2. He paints a stark contrast.
    3. He reminds us of his 2008 promises…and that they’ve been kept.
    4. He co-opts Obamacare as a positive
    5. He presents concrete proposals
    6. He reminds us what he’s told Congress to pass and why it matters
    7. He calls out “the other side” for their obstruction
    8. He “hooks” the goodness in his followers – not their fear and hatred

  25. 71 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  26. August 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  27. 73 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Damn, missed it!

  28. 74 Don
    August 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Oh no he didn’t!!! oh fucking no he did’t!!! yep, he did. Did my president just drop the seamus the dog bomb on Romney?

  29. August 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  30. August 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Bloomberg was put out there, by the RNC. Just listen to Him?

  31. 84 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Holy Smokes! Steve Aoki the kickass DJ is a DJ for Obama 2012? Woooooooot! Steve Aoki is so freaking cool. Pres. Obama is hands down the coolest President EVER!

  32. 87 Claire
    August 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Missed him again!

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