Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Durham, N.C.

@OFA_NC: “The line to see @michelleobama is so crazy!!”

1:40: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Durham, N.C.

CBS 1 * CBS 2 * NBC17 * CNN

(Not sure if CNN will show the speech, but CBS have it listed)



5:40: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Greenville, N.C.

99 Responses to “Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Durham, N.C.”

  1. 7 cookemom
    September 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    HolyMoly 24!! You made it to first, congrats!!

  2. 9 Dudette
    September 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats hm!!

    Love my FLOTUS!!

  3. 13 Ladyhawke
    September 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Analysis: This Just In, Romney is Trending…Downward



    But when you look at Romney, you can see him working. Working so very hard to come across as a leader. You can see him weighing the advice of his handlers who have, over the course of the last year, pushed him further to the right and further outside his comfort zone; presumably because that is the only way Republicans could possibly stomach him.

    Look at him. And listen to him. You can see him forcefully and unnaturally pandering to the religious right even though he is an abashed Mormon who, previously in his political career, defended abortion rights. You can see him coughing out a poorly executed joke about Obama’s birth certificate in a desperate plea for Tea Party Birther affection.

    Look closely and you can see him struggling to portray himself as a normal guy every time he sings in public or clumsily negotiates a rope line.
    You can see and feel him working so hard to sound like he is relatable and that he genuinely cares about the middle class. But he fails miserably at accomplishing this every time he claims that earning $375,00 a year in speaking fees is ‘not much money’ or that people earning $250,000 a year are part of the middle class



  4. 14 Dudette
    September 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    We simply MUST get these people out of office!

    • 15 joyfulmeme
      September 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      This is just sick. I don’t know why my fellow Texans keep re-electing this jerk.

    • 16 theo67
      September 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Isn’t this illegal?

      • 17 Dudette
        September 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        If it’s not it ought to be.

        • 18 theo67
          September 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

          I looked up the definition of “sedition” and this seems to fit in perfectly.

          From Wiki: “In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition.”


          “Sedition laws somewhat equate to terrorism and public order law”.

        • 19 vcprezofan2
          September 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

          There you are, Dudette! Far too late for the party, but never too late to wish you a Wonderful, Wonderful Birthday! SO, it is your 21st, like you know who, or your 29th? Whichever, I imagine you having a wonderful time with friends and family God bless! You are part of history in so many ways. 😉


  5. 20 cookemom
    September 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    So Mitt’s put out some video of PBO making a remark 14 years ago. MSNBC is not airing it, cause they haven’t confirmed its authenticity. Evidently, Jay Carney addressed it today as PBO referring to governmental agencies that were not as efficient as they should be. LeBolt said it was a feeble attempt by Mitt to resurrect an issue that was tried and didn’t work already. I haven’t seen, nor heard the video, but if Mitt has to reach 14 years into the past to get a dig in, then stay tuned for some Rev Wright.

    • 21 utaustinliberal
      September 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Hahahahaha….Mitt’s grasping at straws.

    • 22 Diane
      September 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      My husband and I have one rule when arguing that we both stick to (it seems appropriate in politics as well)—The IRS only goes back 7 years–If you have to go back further than that you’ve already lost the arguement!

    • 24 joyfulmeme
      September 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      This came out last night. I saw the video. PBO is consistent in his belief that government can give people a hand up. He believes in some redistribution. Republicans believe in redistribution as well just in the upward direction.

      PBO is consistent in his beliefs unlike Romney who changes depending on who the audience is.

  6. 25 Anna
    September 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Second? FLOTUS is truly one of the best, relatives and friends in Iowa who rarely or never vote, horrors, are now paying attention to PBO, they admit it is because they really, really like Michelle Obama….

    • 26 cookemom
      September 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      kewl, we’ll take ’em however they find us.

      • September 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm


        MO is just brilliant.
        I think she I’ll make a great president if she wanted to run someday.

        • 28 cookemom
          September 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

          I say Hillary/Susan Rice 2016, Susan Rice/Michelle 2024, then Michelle and whoever she wants 2028. That’s my all female dream ticket

          • September 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

            I say PBO wins November, and puts Hillary on SCOTUS.

            • 30 carolyn
              September 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

              A big yes to that.

            • 31 cookemom
              September 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

              good one

            • September 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

              Yep, LL, been say’n that for a couple of years 🙂

              • 33 HZ
                September 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

                I can see that as well. Last evening during my tired and painful session with my body, I was trying to replenish my soul’s well, so I decided to watch some videos that would put me in a very presidential mode.

                As I was choosing, I ran into some very interesting ones on our beautiful SOS, Hillary R. Clinton. It was so uplifting to see her in motion and to see the grind that her security team goes through in order to protect her every move. What can I say, but POTUS knew what he was doing when he asked her to come on his team as SOS. She also should always , in fact, POB’s entire Cabinet) be in our thoughts, prayers,and meditative moments.

                I can see her as one of the SCOTUS for sure, if that is where she wants to be.However, I can see her resting for a year and then pulling off the first female president. I wish her the very best. She is and
                has been very great serving as POB’s SOS. They are a team.HZ

  7. September 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    edwina, if you’re reading, this tweet is for you:

  8. 35 forus50
    September 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    As expected? Not sure I agree with that but GREAT NEWS from Lyin’ Ryan’s state:

    • 36 cookemom
      September 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      I think it was very expected that PBO would carry Wisc. It became a false talking point of uncertainty when Ryan was added to the ticket. Now Ryan will be lucky to hang onto his House seat. If he does, it’s because the Dem is not as well known. Ryan has never won a statewide office in Wisc. and there’s a reason he feels he has to campaign for his House seat there, while running for VP.

      • 37 forus50
        September 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        Yeah I thought POTUS would win it too but the “as expected” stmt seemed to refer to the huge lead. Maybe he meant “still leading as expected”.

      • 39 theo67
        September 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

        Surely Democrats would vote for an unknown Dem instead of the very well known destroyer that is Paul Ryan?

        • 40 cookemom
          September 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

          I’m referring to those who vote name recognition or lean republican. You know, those folks in Wisc who helped keep Walker in place. Not all of them were RWNJ, rather status quo type voters. They may vote Ryan just because. Let’s just hope that’s not the case.

  9. 41 cookemom
    September 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Surge in Afghanistan of ’09 is essentially over the remaining 2-3 thousand troops are packed up and ready to leave at the airport. Lou Penetta predicts all troops out by middle of next year, but current events there, may change that date.

    Meanwhile, Afghan College students protesting and burning PBO in effigy.

  10. 42 forus50
    September 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

  11. 43 forus50
    September 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Chipsticks – delete my post above if you get a chance – I screwed it up.

  12. 45 anniebella
    September 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    David Letterman had alot of wonderful things to say about our First Lady.

    • 46 HZ
      September 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Yes, he did anniebella. I also loved the moment when he expressed his appreciation and wished the First Family the very best. I thought he was very nice and very respectful to the president and you can tell he admires the president’s brilliant mind. I think David loves these moments in history and is loving that he can play a wonderful part in sharing POB and FLOTUS with the world. I enjoyed seeing them together again.HZ

  13. 47 sherijr
    September 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    wowzer that young lady can hit some notes!

  14. September 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

  15. 49 Melanie
    September 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    • September 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Love that Melanie, retweeted – thank you!

    • 51 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Beyonce looks lovely in that red. And Jay-Z and POTUS look mighty handsome.

    • 52 nospin
      September 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      that doesn’t look like Beyonce.

      She is the first person I have seen whose facial appearance changes drastically to the point that she looks lie a totally different person from time to time.

      • 53 theo67
        September 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

        It’s true – I had to look twice and say “who’s that beaming at President Obama”, then I saw Jay-Z. She looks so different when she’s got very little makeup on. Lovely, nonetheless.

        • 54 HZ
          September 20, 2012 at 12:01 am

          Theo67, I was thinking some of the same thoughts. I also notice that she looks very elegant in a very fashionable way when she is in the presence of the president, especially being the hostess of the evening here. I also thinks that having her lovely baby girl has given her that lovely ” motherly special look.”

          I have so much respect for Jay-Z after reading his beautiful book, “Decoded.” He is a very bright young man with a great business mind. I like this couple in this photo and what can I say about that tall handsome brilliant man, I think it is the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama.!

          Oh hell, we did a great job and will do even greater as we re-elect him in Nov. 2012. Great things will be happening as I am sure they did at this FR last evening. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Carter.HZ

  16. 55 57andfemale
    September 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  17. 56 utaustinliberal
    September 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Jay-Z (Jigga) and Beyoncé!!!!!

    • 59 forus50
      September 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Holy shit is right! Up by NINE 50-41!!! That looks pretty damn good.

      • 60 COS
        September 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        Tammy must have done well in the debates. Great news.

        • 61 57andfemale
          September 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          I also read that Thompson figured he had it in the bag and is phoning it in. He’s allegedly ‘broke’ from the primary. His gay bashing didnt go over too well. I expect Rove do pour money into the race but it’s clear that the state is in good position.

        • 62 theo67
          September 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          I thought someone on TOD last week said she had been run over in the debates? Looks like the people of Wisconsin disagreed and many have their eyes open. I can’t imagine that anyone would want deadbeat Joe Walsh representing them.

  18. 65 Linda
    September 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    President Obama has an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters, bolstered by renewed Democratic enthusiasm in the wake of the Democratic National Convention, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.

    “At this stage in the campaign, Barack Obama is in a strong position compared with past victorious presidential candidates,” said Pew President Andrew Kohut. “Obama holds a bigger September lead than the last three candidates who went on to win in November, including Obama four years ago. In elections since 1988, only Bill Clinton, in 1992 and 1996, entered the fall with a larger advantage.”

    Obama leads Romney 51 percent to 43 percent. A poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released Tuesday night showed a 5-point Obama advantage.


  19. 66 57andfemale
    September 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  20. 67 sherijr
    September 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    alright little ms Durham tv person is annoying me… appears she has more important things to do than to cover the rally of the First Lady of the United States. heh.. bet not.

  21. 68 squarepeg
    September 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  22. 71 squarepeg
    September 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  23. September 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  24. September 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

  25. 75 Linda
    September 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is faulting the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

    In a 471-page report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. The report did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.

    The report found no evidence that Holder was informed about the operation before Jan. 31, 2011, or that the attorney general was told about the controversial gun-walking tactic employed by the department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


    Chips…do you have that egg on the face picture for Issa ?

  26. September 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  27. 80 japa21
    September 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    In other good news, oil is plimmeting. Down over 4% today alone. Gas prices should start going down. If this continues, Noveember 6 looks even better. On the not so good side, Congress left town without renewing the wind energy tax credit (well the Senate did with Republicans favoring it) which is already resulting in layoffs.

    The House really sucks and we need to pick up at least 25 seats and preferably 30.

    • September 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Japa, I am more than confident that we’ll hold the Senate — maybe even pick up a net of 1 seat — and retake the House. Then we can start to undo the policies of 40 years of conservative dominance.

      • 82 japa21
        September 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

        I agree with you on the Senate. The GOP shot itself in the foot again in some states (MO, IN) and what should have been easy wins (with one a pickup for them) now looks like a possible pickup for the Dems. Plus Warren is pulling ahead in MA which would be a pickup, Baldwin is pulling ahead in WI, which would be a hold the GOP thought it was going to win, Tester leads in MT 9though barely), so the Senate does look good.
        If the elections were held today, I doubt the Dems would win the 25 seats necessary. But again the trends are going the Dems way, so I expect somewhere between 25-35 pickups.

      • 84 daisydem
        September 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        YEAH! Amen. Hallelujah! Happy Dance! I’ll drink to that!!!

    • 85 theo67
      September 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      The House hasn’t done themselves any favors, because the stuff they left undone is all stuff that will help the “white, working class” voters. Veterans. Farmers. Energy workers. Jobs Bill. And they are only back after the election. It’s a pretty stupid move, and hopefully, the Democrats will be able to capitalize on the do-nothing Congress. I heard Ezra Klein saying that this is the earliest recess in an election years in decades. Only eight days worked in September. Lame duck should be interesting – given the fiscal cliff is just around the corner and all their defense contractors will be quivering – along with the rich muckety-mucks.

  28. 87 57andfemale
    September 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    And in other news Republicans continue to be dicks: Senate Repubs block veterans jobs bill. Unbelievable.

  29. 88 utaustinliberal
    September 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Mitt’s desperate. 😆

    • 89 COS
      September 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      I smell real desperation. Jay alluded to the desperation this morning in responding to that tool Ed Henry. There isn’t anything that PBO has said which come close to what Robney has done. Robney virtually dismissed half of the population in the U.S. They cannot put lipstick on this pig.

      • 90 theo67
        September 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

        Unfortunately, the right wingers are blind to reality. If they’re told to equate this 14 year old tape that doesn’t mean what they think it means, with the vile speech from Romney – then they will gladly do so. We’ve seen it happening today. They are willfully believing that Romney was talking about people more brown than themselves with this 47% nonsense.

  30. 91 utaustinliberal
    September 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Even more bad news for Mitt.

  31. September 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  32. 94 Ladyhawke
    September 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Romney’s 47% Rant is Direct Attack on His Own Base



    The states with the fewest filers having no tax liability are mostly those that support President Obama. In other words, Obama supporters are the least likely to be counted among the group that Mitt Romney so callously disdains. In his fundraising rant, Romney ostensibly flipped the bird at the very people he hopes will vote for him on November 6th. As Ezra Klein points out “Mitt Romney will probably get 95 electoral votes from moocher states; President Obama will probably get 5.”



  33. 95 anniebella
    September 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    FLOTUS should be on her way to Greenville.

  34. 96 japa21
    September 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    In line with a comment up above, the Dem candidate;s internal polling in IN shows a major pickup opportunity as Donnelly (D) is leading Mourdock (TP) by 3. PBO is down, but only by 6 and Romney is at 47%, not at the 50% he will need to be. If you have extra bucks, think about Donelly as an option. http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/09/donnelly-mourdo-1.php

  35. September 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Steve Kornacki and David Corn- it’s not over yet, the Debates, the Debates, the debates.
    So, now the Liberal Pundits have those talking points?
    I guess, they want us to watch the God d*mn Debates?

  36. September 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    3k showed up to Michelle Obama Durham rally!

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