Willard? Meet Your Waterloo….

Iowa State Fair, August 13 (OFA)




The Waterloo Center for the Arts, Iowa, August 14



President Obama at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13

Cole Nelson, nine months, held by his mother Deborah Nelson, inspects President Obama’s face during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13

… with Joy Dannelly, Iowa State Fair

Bayliss Park, Monday, Aug. 13

Denison, Iowa, on August 13

Boone, Iowa, August 13


Council Bluffs, Iowa, August 13 (OFA)

The completely brilliant photographer Scout Tufankjian is back working for the campaign, check out more of her photos on Flickr

137 Responses to “Willard? Meet Your Waterloo….”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful day, can’t wait until tomorrow.

  2. 3 ourmanflint
    August 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Saw Chips. With the hot chicks for Obama button!!! Wooot

  3. 6 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful, amazing pictures that tell the whole story.

    Congratulations PFWHI on # 1!

  4. August 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Hi DesertFlower,

    You had made a request 2 threads back and I answered it – very late in doing so – 1 thread back. Just to be sure you see it.

    Per your request in the previous thread, df:

    Relevant article about #BainMitt & #CouponRyan’s ‘values’:


    Related article:


    & h/t to @joy31608


  5. 12 amk for obama
    August 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    whatever happened to the mittbot’s stratergy of we’re gonna follow obama around on the campaign trail?

  6. 20 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve never seen little children quite so interested in a politician…

  7. 22 desertflower
    August 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you, Chips! That was some fabulousness right there!

  8. August 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Chips, as many have told you, many times, but it needs to be said again and again – THANK YOU for bringing all these magnificent pictures to us.

  9. 54 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    My President probably can’t wait for FLOTUS to be at his side campaigning. Then they go off together in AF1 back home 🙂

  10. 55 dotster3
    August 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Top photo is a gem—-just adorable kids and an adorable pres. Love the hot chicks for Obama girl too with the blue bubblegum attractively peeking out of her hot chick mouth.

  11. August 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    It’s #CouponRyan …

    Let’s be clear, it’s #CouponRyan. Forget ‘voucher.’ This guy & his bud #BainMitt are hawking coupons worth SQUAT at the Doc.

  12. 58 LunarSea
    August 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    PBO looks like he’s really enjoying being out of the DC bubble. The last time he attended a state fair was during the summer of 2008. He always says he like to get out among people. Good for him but I hold my breath the whole time. I’m sure it drives the SS nuts. ha!

    I can’t believe I missed that last speech. I’m setting an alarm on my phone for tomorrow with FLOTUS. Really don’t want to miss another.

    Thanks for the pics ChipsChica and all the comments from everyone here. It makes me feel like I was there.

  13. 59 lamh35
    August 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    lovely pics Chips

  14. 60 lamh35
    August 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I’m telling you guys, the Romney camp is slowly coming more and more unhinged.

    I know there has been a article about Obama personally not liking Mittens, but its with good reason, since ending the primary and even during them, Mittens camp lied and still blatantly lying on the stump, in interviews, and in paid advertising and actually boasting that they are indeed “misquoting” Obama.

    Although I never notice any real dislike toward Obama on the surface, Obama unlike Romney tends to actually try to keep his supporters civil and tries to keep is comments above the petty, but Romney of course never does the same.

    Mittens apparent disdain for Obama I just don’t understand the root of it even before Obama got into “campaign mode”. I know the usual suspects will say it’s because Obama a Dem, but reading what I’ve read about Mormons and African Americans I’m beginning to think it more nefarious.

    Anyway, I don’t recall, Obama making any seemingly personal gibes at Mittens, but I don’t think the same can be said of Mittens.

    Here’s his latest:
    Romney Personally Slams Obama

    “Angry and Desperate” hmm interesting choice of words doncha think?

    I remember once saying that I hated Sarah Palin, but that’s not true, I did however have a strong dislike of her. I’m sorry, but I can honestly say that I cannot stand Mitt Romney. He has actually replaced my Sarah Pay-pay hatred.

    • 61 LaDLove
      August 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

      I think the PBO campaign spokesman nailed it when he characterized Mittens reaction as “unhinged”. Perfect.

  15. 62 amk for obama
    August 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Dude to needs to downsize his half-sleeves by two sizes or go for full sleeves.

    /ducks and runs

  16. August 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  17. August 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Remember McCain called his Bus, the Straight talk express?
    Me thinks, Robney should name his bus, the Ayn Rand Express.

  18. August 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Time to start running ads again, go back on offense. I would say by the Morning, the ad wars will not be so Robney tilted. This week, their Team has outspent us 26 million, to 11 million.
    That cannot continue. Just saying.

    • 75 desertflower
      August 14, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      I’m not sure it’s the quantity, but the QUALITY that counts. Hard hitting, mince no words, make no mistake facts beat BULLSHIT NOTHINGNESS any day!

    • 76 lamh35
      August 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      It’s def quality.

      Case in point, that Joe Spotsik (sp?) from Priorities USA was never actually put into ad rotation right, it was seen more online and in free media than paid media.

      The best thing about the O-camp is that they rarely if ever miss on their ads and they like to get the biggest bang for their buck. So I suspect that the ads will come, but only when they are perfected.

  19. 83 Claire
    August 15, 2012 at 12:07 am

    meghan mccain bashing the VPOTUS for the chains comment. Where was her outrage last summer?

    “Rick Santorum invoked chains last summer to warn Iowa voters that health care reform would lull citizens into government dependency. “They will put you in chains called ‘Obamacare,’ and you will never break away,” Santorum said.”


    • 84 amk for obama
      August 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

      mehghan. who cares?

      • 85 HZ
        August 15, 2012 at 1:21 am

        I am with you amk. MMc needs to take her little arse and go a long ways to meet up with a nice cocktail and STHU. Sick of her comments about our POTUS and VPOTUS. My wine and meds are kicking in. My meeting was short and nice, but much to work on. Red towns , I have to be careful because I can’t afford to call my love ones to come out and bail me out. Pray for me to keep my tongue. HZ

  20. 86 desertflower
    August 15, 2012 at 1:03 am


  21. 88 desertflower
    August 15, 2012 at 1:10 am


    I especially liked this comment:

    We need to use this fact: that about 8 of 10 elderly people in nursing homes are on Medicaid and that the Ryan Budget cuts to Medicaid will throw most of them out of the nursing home . Need to nail the stinking carcass of the GOP to the wall and leave it there until it disintegrates. Maybe then it will reincarnate as something approaching human instead cannibals on the bodies of the poor & weak.

    • 89 57andFemale
      August 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

      The Medicaid issue and seniors is EXTREMELY important, because that seriously impacts younger voters who might fall for the R&R b.s. about ‘saving’ Medicare for them.

      Without federal support and requirements for Medicaid, the states are given their famous ‘choice’ and can make life a living hell for seniors AND THEIR CHILDREN who will have to decide between sending their children to college, buying a home, or taking care of their elderly parents. It’s a huge part of this story and the horrors of R&R&R (Republicans/Romney/Ryan).

  22. 90 desertflower
    August 15, 2012 at 1:14 am

    And THIS!! This goes for ALL those SOB’s screaming about govt and intrusion and the middle class getting MORE than they should! F them all with a red hot poker. Seriously. I’m so over this BS, I can hardly contain myself…the hypocricy is stunning!


    • 91 HZ
      August 15, 2012 at 1:27 am

      Desertflower, that was one of the conversations that I had with a person in a group tonight. Medicaid. They almost worked my nerves to the brink tonight. May seriously have to rethink my future appearances in that locale.

      Have a beautiful evening, DF, and thanks for all of the great links that you so faithful provide. I hope your love ones are doing great. (((((((( Hugs to you, my dear lovely one))))))))))))HZ

      • 92 desertflower
        August 15, 2012 at 1:52 am

        HELLO, Sweet HZ:)! How are you? Aside from the people that make us crazy because they have no critical thinking skills, or are so damn selfish that we should barely call them human? If you can stand it, I think that you should RETURN to that group and talk some sense to them! They don’t get to have their own set of facts…if it makes you feel better, I had my Monday night phone bank last night. I called a 24 year old guy and asked if he still supported the President. He said, “Actually, no.” Well, that didn’t sit well with me, so I asked him why not….and he went on and on about the economy and he’s not getting anything done…blah, blah, blah. That was all the opening I needed! I asked him if he knew WHY nothing was getting done….and proceeded to explain to him the ways and where fors…basically schooled him on the inept, good for nothing congress….we actually had a great conversation. So much so, in fact, that I spoke to him for 45 minutes and barely made the calls I was supposed to make:) But by the end of the conversation, he thanked me and told me that he had learned a lot that he didn’t know. I shared some website with him (he had been reading World Net Daily for crying out loud!!!!) I told him NEVER to go to that wingnut, conspiracy theory shit trap again! By the end of our talk, I had gotten him to volunteer for PBO and to vote for the President, too:) It CAN be done…teaching one at a time. He was a good kid…

        You’re very welcome for my little stumble upon info…I read about 14 hours a day…now that I’m back at work, I had to cut back to about 10 hrs…but knowledge is power:) Hope that you are feeling well and that things are good for you…think of you often and send good thoughts your way….hugs to you…and consider what I said…:) It’s good to push back if your blood pressure can take it…otherwise, their lies just feed on each other with no pushback.

  23. 95 desertflower
    August 15, 2012 at 1:56 am

    OMG. I love the out of the box thinking! http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/obama-campaign-launches-djs-for-obama-20120814

    In yet another sign that 2012 is truly the year of the DJ, Obama for America has launched a program entitled DJs for Obama – a reelection effort that calls upon top acts to voice their support of the incumbent. “I would never have imagined that my love for hip-hop, my love for music would allow me to get involved like this,” said DJ Cassidy, who was tapped by Barack Obama himself to spin at the President’s inauguration in 2009. “It’s very surreal.”

    Cassidy was one of three particpating artists, including D-Nice and DJ Rashida, who took part in a conference call with journalists on Tuesday to promote the program. DJ Rashida, who has collaborated with the likes of Prince, said that with EDM culture at an all-time high the time is right for DJs to take center stage. “Our platform is to a lot of young people,” she explained. “Knowing myself as a young person, I didn’t really know what the power of my vote was. No one should underestimate the impact they can have.”

    How long before Romney resurrects Lawrence Welk?

  24. August 15, 2012 at 1:57 am

    BTW, Chips, this tweet is to the dude Archer in the video you posted “Obama Bus Tour Blazes …”:


  25. 99 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 15, 2012 at 2:13 am

  26. 102 desertflower
    August 15, 2012 at 2:29 am

    My Body, My Choice, My Vote! http://www.cafepress.com/acmefightclub

    • 103 desertflower
      August 15, 2012 at 2:30 am

      From this website: We forget… Here in America… +47 Years ago contraception was illegal in many states. +92 years ago women didn’t have the right to vote. +100 years ago women were not admitted to colleges because they were thought to be intellectually inferior to men. +150 years ago married women were not allowed to own property and today in many parts of the world they are property. +We got those rights… but now we have to defend them again! Stop the War on Women!

      Come on women! Speak loud and proud!!

    • 104 desertflower
      August 15, 2012 at 2:34 am

      I love this! They have it with Obama 2012….check it out.

      • 105 99ts
        August 15, 2012 at 4:15 am

        DF – I’ve been out all day in my world – it’s now 6pm and just wanted to mention that I find you an amazing advocate for your President. Spending 45 min to explain to 1 young man what is truth is wonderful – he will now pass it on to his friends so you have provided many many more votes for your man.

        Outside of the US we are amazed that R & R get any support at all. Little things, like watching President Obama put himself at the same level as the children shows how he understands people – of all shapes, sizes and ages.

        I love reading Chips and looking at all the pictures and links she finds & as my daughter would say “Bobfr is just awesome” – his tweets are amazing – as are those from all the folks on here. I love coming home and checking out how you are all working to keep the world safe – with President Obama in charge, we all can rest easy.

        Trish in Oz

  27. August 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

    A conservative group just went up with a 5 million dollar buy in Florida and Ohio, criticizing what they call death panels in the HC Law.
    They are using the 2010 demagogue crap.
    Better hurry and define them before they define us.
    They are scared, so they are throwing everything they have at the HC law. Again!

    • 107 prettyfoot58
      August 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

      GM Jovie…

      i think as more and more of the ACA rolls out…it will be hard to demagouge….

      • August 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

        I agree, but that is their plan, and in 2010 it worked.
        2010 for me really sucked. We got Governor Scott because those are the only ads he ran down here- death panels.
        Seniors scare easy and the Republicans will say anything to win.
        That said, I would be shocked if the President donations ate not going through the Roof, as a result of this pick.

    • 111 57andFemale
      August 15, 2012 at 7:46 am

      A VERY important thing that people need to know: if outside groups, super PAC’s, etc. (anything other than a campaign) put up lies, they are eligible for libel lawsuits, and so are the media outlets that run those ads. Letters to the local stations that carry those ads can be effective at getting them off the air.

      I will find the website that gives all that information.

    • 114 anniebella
      August 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

      jovie141, the Supreme Court went through the Healthcare Bill, there was nothing about any death panels, so anyone with any sense is going to believe that a right wing leaning SC is going to uphold death panels. Come on.

  28. August 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

    The News Media telling lies about Joe Biden, basically calling Him a Racist for His remarks.
    I still think he is funny. That was funny what he said. Got Robney all unhinged. LOL.
    But, as usual, the MSM comes to Robney defense.

  29. 123 prettyfoot58
    August 15, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Goooooooooood Morning,,,,Ms Chipssssssss…Gm…TOD….

    these are some spectacular picssss….i love them….i love to see him out and about among the people….they love him and he loves them….thank you chips from bringing them to us!

    don’t i wish that he could visit every state…every community…what an event that would be…

    I love this President….don’t think i really ever did before….


  30. August 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Joe the Plumber said yesterday, that the Troops on the Arizona border, should open fire.

    Yeah! Why not Drop a Nuclear warhead on the Border? That will teach them!

    Good grief!

    • 125 amk for obama
      August 15, 2012 at 7:27 am

      This thug is from a party whose empty-suit leader of 80’s infamously claimed ‘tear down that wall, mr gorbachev’. Fucking idjits & racist pigs.

    • 127 Linda
      August 15, 2012 at 8:07 am

      Gee, I thought he was in Az to pay his old tickets so he could get his drivers license back..

    • 128 57andFemale
      August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

      My crazy brother-in-law lives in AZ and visited us last summer. he came into my middle class neighborhood which has a good number of middle class Hispanics and started yelling at his son, the Chicago cop, “If you have a gun, why don’t you use it. Shoot these Mexicans!”

      He’s my husband’s evil twin. He was here about 15 minutes. It broke my husband’s heart to see what Rush Limbaugh and Joe Arpaio has done to the few functioning brain cells he ever had.

  31. 129 Linda
    August 15, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Is the media covering the Mini Dream Act going in to effect today ? Here in Atlanta the lines are long.

  32. 132 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

  33. 133 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

    • 134 Lorraine
      August 15, 2012 at 8:35 am

      The better the obsess over 2016 the better it is for President Obama. They know this race is over and President Obama is going to win.

  34. August 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I just sent a blistering email to the Bill Press Show. He was talking about Fareed & this mess he’s gotten himself into. Bill went on the say his show was THE most boring show ever. Lynn said she has finally gotten “into” it. Then they said they feel sorry for Howard Kurtz since he follows Fareed. THEN, they both agreed that Candy Crowley has a fabulous show on CNN. I’m betting you all know what my email said. 🙂

  35. 137 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Does anyone have the contact information for Google – an email address, phone number, twitter account or even a snail mail address. I believe they need to be confronted with that extreme pro-Republican bias in search results.

    I typed in “Rick Santorum they will put you in chains called Obamacare” and ALL of the headlines on the first results page are about Joe Biden’s comment, with some articles referencing Santorum’s remarks but no direct links. Not one of the results headlines had Rick Santorum in the headlines.

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