“I know he’s had other things on his car…..”



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


OFA: During a quick stop off in Denison, IA on the first day of President Obama’s bus tour across Iowa, there was a young supporter who had to get to the bottom of something that had been puzzling him for some time.

“Are you Spider-Man’s boss?”

And the President’s response…

“Well, I’m the Commander-in-Chief. But Spider-Man is a free agent.”

65 Responses to ““I know he’s had other things on his car…..””

    • August 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Hey how did you get in front of me. Oh I see it’s a TIE at 1:24. We need King Solomon to resolve this tie. Anyway congrats Regster26 😆

  1. August 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    PBO on fiyaaaahhhhhh!

    • August 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Yay! first. Haven’t done this is quite a while. Hey Field Marshall Chips, where’s my prize? 😆 😆

    • August 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Zizi!!!!!! Although your victory was actually cruelly stolen by Regster26, whose FIRST! was stuck in pending – but you win the first non-pending first pic 🙂

      • August 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        Ok thanks for being a wonderful referee. I heard PBO say that live and I fell off my chair, especially how he paused and chuckled before delivering the punch line. Vintage PBO dry wit. 😆 😆 😆 😆

      • August 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        I watched a quick clip of FL Michelle last night, on Leno, and when she explained the kissing incident, it was lovely to see that Malia was the one who orchestrated the whole thing. Knocked them over the head when they missed the first kiss-cam. Engineered a chance at redemption, then sat with them to supervise the whole thing and make sure they didn’t miss it the second time. Lovely!

  2. August 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  3. 11 dotster3
    August 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Haha—-at a stop in Denison, Ia. today a young boy asks Obama if he is Spiderman’s boss. President Obama replied that he is commander in chief but spiderman is a free agent. 🙂

  4. 13 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    That was a beautiful dig at Romney. All 100% true. Don’t fucking mess with Pres. Obama! He honed his skills in Chicago. They don’t grow them wimpy over there. 😀

    • 14 Cha
      August 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      It was a thing of beauty, UT! I think it could be made into an AD with some other information for WIND ENERGY!

      “wind mill on your car”? “a fad”? Ya got the Stupid running on the gop ticket.

  5. 15 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 1:31 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! The absolute COOLEST! 😀

  6. 16 cookemom
    August 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    HAHAHA! PBO is too cool. As someone said, ‘he can cut you off at the knees and leave you thinking you were just born short’.

    • 17 vcprezofan2
      August 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      ‘he can cut you off at the knees and leave you thinking you were just born short’

      First time hearing this, but I like it particularly because it reminds me of the care PBO takes, IMO, to be VERY EFFECTIVE yet without inflicting a grinding, teeth-numbing, open pain on the victim.

      • August 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        It reminds me of the following from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

        ARTHUR: I command you as King of the Britons to stand aside!
        BLACK KNIGHT: I move for no man.
        ARTHUR: So be it!
        [parry thrust]
        [ARTHUR chops the BLACK KNIGHT’s left arm off]
        ARTHUR: Now stand aside, worthy adversary.

        Note the “worthy adversary”.

    • 20 nospin
      August 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      lolol I love that. Gotta tweet it and give credit to the unknown author.

  7. 22 ewok2
    August 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Could someone give me a lists of accomplishments of Rep Ryan’s for his entire life time, and what does his resume looks like during his 14 years in Washington as a congressman. I believe the voters need to know what his qualifications are for this VP slot.

  8. 31 TrumpDog
    August 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Lol, that was a good one 🙂

  9. 32 57andfemale
    August 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    • 33 ewok2
      August 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks everyone, Paul Ryan has no record to run on, no achievements to add to Rmoney’s ticket or that would benefit anyone in the US, nothing, a big fat zero. Rmoney said he chose Ryan because he spent 14 years in Washington, but what does that really mean substantially?

  10. 35 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    This is going to have me chuckling all day just like the RomneyHood moment.

  11. 36 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    😆 😆 😆

    Get ‘im, Mr. President!

    *cue willard whining & claiming exhaustion in 3, 2, 1 . . . *

  12. 37 57andfemale
    August 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    A comment from a Steve Benen post:

    “During my morning perambulations around the Internet I came across several articles about the Ryan’s family business. Building highways, since 1910. Defense contracts, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, yada yada yada.(All paid for by the taxpayer)

    He’s worth- along with his “better richer half”, over $7 million dollars. All is on a congresssman’s salary. . “

  13. 40 dotster3
    August 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    oh geez, I switch away from stuffy,puffy Sununu’s lies on msnbc and switch to cnn where Ryan in Lakewood, Co. was saying, “You have to elect Joe Coors” of the Coors brewing co. fame, extreme, radical right whackjobs, all of them. Yah, good idea—–a Congress full of Michele Bachmanns. Just what we need.

  14. 41 utaustinliberal
    August 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This is just too cute. Kids loooooooooove Pres. Obama.

    • August 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      The thing about pictures of President Obama with kids, versus Romney, is that President Obama actually interacts with them. Babies, toddlers, kids, teenagers. He’s always actually engaging them as living, breathing, worthwhile human beings. With Romney, he’s posing for a photo op. Period.

      • 43 dotster3
        August 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        We laughed because we saw a glimpse of Willard with a baby on the news yesterday, and the baby was trying to wrangle away.

      • 44 Sandee
        August 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

        Yes, Theo! Yet it is Romney who champions the unborn, and it is POTUS who embraces the born! Children know the real deal.

    • 45 vcprezofan2
      August 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Anyone wonder if Willard could have come up with such a ‘quality’ answer off the top of his head? He probably would have just said ‘yes’, as after all the U S presidency makes one ‘powerful’ and ‘famous’.

    • 46 Lovepolitics2008
      August 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      So cute indeed.

      I have to add something. Every time I see white kids smiling at President Obama with total abandon, my heart just melts. You just sense that they couldn’t care less that he’s a black man. They see him for what he is: a good man they can be comfortable with, and at the same time an important man worthy of respect.

      It gives me hope. Generation after generation, it gets better.

      • 47 LaDLove
        August 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        I know EXACTLY what you mean!!! And isn’t it amazing that it took so long but happened so fast.

        Young people are really our better angels.

  15. August 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  16. 49 dotster3
    August 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Principal at Miller School in Marshalltown prepares for President Obama’s visit. Obama people chose the old gym over the new gym because they liked the quaint setting. There’s a photo of a big truck delivering seating to the school. I know this is a big duh, but lots of prep go into these trips. Would it be fun to be on the advance team?

    • 51 dotster3
      August 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Just read that—–liked that he wrote an excuse for a woman who was going to be late to work. Interesting that he chatted with shop owner who is running for county commissioner as a Repub who said he was undecided who he would vote for in pres. election, that he respected the job President Obama has done under difficult circumstances.

      • 52 vcprezofan2
        August 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

        Now even if he still slavishly votes republican, I daresay the Pres just laid the groundwork for a potential ‘bipartisan’ commissioner when voting on issues.

    • August 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Lots of unusual PBO stories on the DSM Register now: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/
      – morning after workout, secret WH brewery, disgruntled beer tent owner (naturally he’s a Repub)

      • 54 dotster3
        August 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        .I suspect that beer vendor is exaggerating and is just another hateful Repub. None of the other nearby vendors said their business was affected by the Obama fair visit. And the beer vendor guy has ignored the Obama campaign’s outreach and was spurred on by Grassley, who was trying to stir up trouble all afternoon re. the Obama stop.

      • 55 Linda
        August 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        Republicans are miserable people……..

  17. 56 Pamela
    August 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Now. That seems like a perfectly logical question, and an AWESOME answer! 😆

  18. August 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Has anyone seen Miss Ann lately? I thought we were waiting for her to return from her Olympics fling to hold Mitt up so he could introduce the VP – but I must have missed her on the big boat.

  19. 60 gn
    August 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Quick de-lurk to share news of what the GOP political class *really* thinks of the Paul Ryan pick (forgive the politico link but this is too delicious):

    GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan

    You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney’s bold masterstroke in tapping Paul Ryan as his running mate, and turning the 2012 presidential race into a serious, far-reaching debate about budgets and the nation’s future.

    Don’t buy it.

    Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people aren’t being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right — and a huge chance of going horribly wrong.

    In more than three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives — old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike — the most common reactions to Ryan ranged from gnawing apprehension to hair-on-fire anger that Romney has practically ceded the election.



    Shades of 2008, when Peggy Noonan was caught on an open mic slamming the Palin pick (she didn’t realize that the mic was still live).

    The GOP knows that Ryan is a fail pick as much as we do.

  20. 61 Cheryllou
    August 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Hi all, I see that Seamus is trending on twitter.

  21. August 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Robney Camp out with new ad, saying that the President swiped 700 billion from Medicare for his HC law.
    They are just going to keep lying and accuse us of lying. Pathetic Campaign.

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