Coming Up


Today (all times ET):

1:30 Vice President Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at a rally in Merrimack, New Hampshire

CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2


6:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a rally at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee

C-SPAN * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2


7:30: Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

C-SPAN * cbcfalc2012


President Obama leaves the White House en route Milwaukee, Sept 22

162 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. 1 cookemom
    September 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Well looky here! All accolades to VC! TOD doorknob turner extraordinaire!

  2. 20 vcprezofan2
    September 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Fired up! Ready to VOTE OUT current Congress!

    • September 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    • 22 Obama Grandmama
      September 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Correction! Fire those in charge of Congress, the majority GOP party. Remember how productive the prior Congress under Nancy Pelosi was? The Dems have been fighting against the days off, to try to get jobs passed, and get anything done. When we lump both sides together watch out for the results you get. The equivalent argument resurfaces when that is done.

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        September 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        Thanks for catching that, OG. I forgot to add GOP! Will be more careful in future. It is good to be part of a TEAM in this work we are trying to do.

  3. 24 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    My President gets around, doesn’t he? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Joe is gonna be in my neck of the woods on Tuesday, but I will be working. WAAAaaaaaaaHHHHHhhhhhh!

    • 25 cookemom
      September 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Dear PoliticalJunkessa Boss,

      You must excuse PoliticalJunkessa on Tuesday as I will be in your neck of the woods and I need one of my most ardent supporters at the meet up.

      Sincerely, PBO
      PS: Don’t let me have to issue an Executive Order on your azz!

      • 26 vcprezofan2
        September 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

        ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Great minds think alike……Cookemom, I was toying with the idea of writing her boos a letter a few minutes ago, then chickened out. I lacked the oomph you obviously have as a new presidential assistant. ps: You forgot to add the ‘per’ before PBO as we were trained to do.

      • 29 PoliticalJunkessa
        September 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

        (Psst, it’s Joe, not PBO that will be here, but I love the Executive Order threat nonetheless — priceless!)

        • 30 cookemom
          September 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

          OK Joe it is. Use this letter anyway. Their eyes will glaze over and not even see the difference. On the other hand, be careful, your boss might beat you to the rally.

          • 31 PoliticalJunkessa
            September 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

            Yes ma’am! I’m trying to save some of my *cough* sick/personal leave days for later on in the campaign season, as I’m counting on PBO and my girl crush Michelle coming back to this area…. Now if Joe comes on a Saturday or Sunday? I’m so there! ๐Ÿ˜†

        • 32 vcprezofan2
          September 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

          The EO will work for Joe because Joe & PBO work really, really well together – they’re one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As for being skurred, what can I say PJ, I’m a chicken at heart, and words like ‘boss’, ‘job creators’ and ‘success’ have traditionally caused my knees to buckle. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 33 PoliticalJunkessa
            September 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

            I feel you, VC. If I could banish the phrase “job creators” (as it’s used by RWNJ apologists) from the English language, I would. Ugh!

  4. 34 forus50
    September 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    OMG this is so good. Colbert destroying Romney on Unavision.

  5. 35 Carol
    September 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Why do I have 3:15,,,,4:45 and 6:40 for events today?

  6. 39 JER
    September 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    CNN stream is up for VP Biden.

  7. September 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  8. September 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Oh, early voting in Wisconsin, today. Maybe that is why POTUS is going there?

    • September 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Oh, and MSNBainC loves them some Gallup polls, it is the only one the ate now quoting. And why? Because, it’s all tied up in that poll?

    • September 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Most certainly, Jovie. And, to remind all of WI that their Ayn Rand acolyte was booed by folk who know his agenda is to kill Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while providing his and Scott Walker’s patron – the Kochs – even more wealth.

  9. 45 lisalovesobama
    September 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Oh my goodness! I know Chips posted Dr. Jill’s funny comments when introducing Joe yesterday, but is y’all hear Joe’s response?
    “The only reason I hang around is so she can see me up close!” Hahahahahahaha!!!!


  10. 48 vcprezofan2
    September 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Not sure if this has already been shared as I’m not keeping on top of things here as I used to do in my younger years. Anyways, it won’t hurt to glance your eyes again over a calm Tweety making credible points


  11. 49 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Why is CSPAN not carrying VP Biden’s speech when they follow Lyin’ Ryan around like drooling dogs?

    • September 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Good question Hopefruit, I couldn’t see his speeches anywhere in the C-SPAN schedule – although I always have trouble finding stuff on their site, so they could be there somewhere.

      • 51 hopefruit2
        September 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

        As soon as you click on their site, it immediately hits you that they’re pushing their “Mitt Romney releases his tax returns” (so everybody just please F-ing leave the man the hell alone) propaganda….

    • 52 vitaminlover
      September 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Maybe because they want to see the oncoming implosion and train wreck as it unravels.

  12. 53 forus50
    September 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Does anyone know if either of the Vulcher Voucher clowns are campaigning this weekend?

  13. 61 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    My post 2016 plan for PBO. Become an Indian and then get elected as UN chief. The Obamas & Bo can live at my place. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 62 hopefruit2
      September 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      In that case I better start getting my passport and visa ready to make my move to India in 2017. Martin Bashir and Richard Wolfe can join us as well.

      Off to start packing!

    • September 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      No, No, NO. The First Family is coming to live in Northern California near me. It’s much closer to Hawaii and the weather is perfect. The girls will go to Stanford. I will make lovely snax for them for the rest of my life.

    • 74 PoliticalJunkessa
      September 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      My pipe dream is that he becomes governor for life of a state here in the US. It would be the best run, most progressive and innovative, with the highest standard of living and the most fun in the country. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • September 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        Hmmmmm, not that sounds very, very, very enticing.

      • 76 hopefruit2
        September 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        In that case he might as well just stay in MD and just switch offices with Gov Martin O’Malley, since he’s already here and MD LOVES him so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 77 donna dem 4 obama
          September 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

          Now you talkin sista!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

          • 78 hopefruit2
            September 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

            That’s right donna. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Why spend money and resources going all the way to India or Cali when he can just stay put and mingle with the good people of MD such as donna, collegekay, claire and myself. Sasha can finish up at Sidwell and graduate instead of having to change high schools in the middle of her teenage years1

        • 80 PoliticalJunkessa
          September 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

          Hmph! He’s *more* in Virginia that he is in Maryland. ๐Ÿ˜€

          Although, I would be very amenable to a relocation to Hawaii — far enough away for the cranks and crazies to not even bother.

          • 81 amk for obama
            September 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

            India is the farthest you can go to get away from cranks and crazies and coots.

            Heck, we might even elect him as our PM. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • 82 PoliticalJunkessa
              September 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

              (Okay, I’m gonna try to send this comment for the 3rd time)

              Hmmmm. India is a looong way to take our President. But I do love me some Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, and Naan….. ๐Ÿ˜†

      • September 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        I have it on the highest authority that he is going to run for senator in Wisconsin against Ron Johnson whose term ends in 2016. That’s part of the reason he is coming to Wisconsin today to lay the groundwork – his girls are going to look at University of Wisconsin in Madison because it’s a great liberal college between two lakes and as we know from several pics of the President, he loves water.
        Plus Bo has expressed a desire to become a cheeseheaddog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • 84 PoliticalJunkessa
          September 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

          Hahahahaha! Blondegrrl, looks like we’re gonna have to clone PBO. Of course, I’ll keep the original. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 85 cookemom
      September 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Hold on! What’s all this talk about PBO leaving Chicago after 2016. I will allow certain visitations elsewhere, but no way, will he be moving anywhere! PBO and I will be working on his library and you may visit it when you’re in town. I hope I’ve made myself clear on this.

      As a semi-famous person once said, “Stop it!”

    • 97 lisalovesobama
      September 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      2 words: SUPREME COURT.
      ‘Nuff said?

  14. September 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    All I know is I registered 10 voters today. Mostly all Democrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 101 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Dr Jill is speaking!!!

    only CNN livestream is showing it now.

  16. 102 auntsis522
    September 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Being lazy today and catching up on my favorite blogs. Just read Liberal Librarian’s “an apology from the 47%”…wow, just wow. That is by far, your best work to date. The comments are unbelievably great. Now, I feel bad for having the day off from work because of those unapologetic Union thugs who gave us that right. Those bastards. I should be working now and making ‘the man’ much richer!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 103 nospin
    September 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Today was a busy day for the Romney folks in my area. I was outside with a group of scouts selling popcorn (that time of the year) and noticed that the GOP had over 35 people holding signs facing the street promoting the Republican candidate for President and for down ticket candidates. They held up signs asking folks to “Honk if they are voting for Romney” and it was very quiet. No one would honk.

    Some of the volunteers walked over to customers going into the store where we were standing with the scout troop and were asking them if they would support the candidates. The first question most asked was, if the candidate was Republican or a Democrat. That is when I realized that outside of the Romney signs, none of the signs showed the party affiliation of the candidate. So when the answer was that the candidates were all Republicans, ALL the customers that they stopped and asked said no and moved on.

    What was really funny is that most of the folks coming and going from the store lived in my area so I recognized die hard Republicans neighbors and even they would not commit the vote to Romney.

    Some of the folks in the volunteers for Romney group walked over to where I was standing with other parents and asked the same questions, and the folks who were not listening to previous discussions asked if the candidates were Republican or Dems. When they were told Republicans, the same NO response was given. Anyway they struck up a discussion on why they felt that way and I asked what policies would they support that would make the case on why anyone would vote for the ticket.

    At first they gave some talking points and when I and some of the other folks who were standing with me politely corrected the misinformation they realized that it was going to be a difficult sell to anyone in the community. One woman tried to flip the topic to what PO was doing to destroy the country and I didn’t even engage with an argument. I pretty much told her we knew where President Obama stood. We knew where to find details on his policies and we knew his record from the legislation he signed and we knew the effects of Obamacare given that some received the reimbursements over the past summer. That is when I told the woman that Romney running on the “Not Obama” strategy would not work here, we wanted specific policy positions with detail and results based on what the remaining candidates would offer that would be in our interest. Needless to say, they couldn’t really cite anything of value, they gave up.

    They were nice folks though. We were pretty much cordial and they thanked us for the time we took to at least listen to their positions (because apparently everyone else either blew them off or outright ignored them). They went back to holding the “Honk if you are voting for Romney” signs and I must say that in the three and a half hours I standing with the troop outside, not one horn blew on this very busy Saturday morning

    lol Not bad. I want to give some context so I will say that there is less than 2% minorities in area I live in. So the fact that almost every single person rejected Romney and the GOP today was a good thing.

  18. 112 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Don’t let the benign avuncular persona fool you. Our VP Biden is deadly. He will cut you, rip you to shreds, chew you up and spit you out to the wolves. I feel sorry for lyn’ Ryan. Don’t mess with Joe. That’s my message for today.

    • 113 jackiegrumbacher
      September 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Agree, HF. Biden’s really an old lion and has regurgitated many a young whippersnapper like Ryan in his day.

  19. 114 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  20. 115 vcprezofan2
    September 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    ‘Ladies and gentlemen, you can’t solve a problem unless you figure out what caused it in the first place.’ -VPJoe

  21. September 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    โ€œStrategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.โ€ Sun Tzu

  22. 120 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  23. 121 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I’m glad to see that this story is getting traction. It’s being retweeted by Liz Smith and others, folks.

    • 122 amk for obama
      September 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Yup. Plenty of tweeps on it.

    • 123 jackiegrumbacher
      September 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      This is utterly and completely disgusting, hf. It’s hard to fathom the arrogance and also the bone deep fear that a real audience of Latinos would rightly hate his guts. Wish Univision had told him to pound dirt and informed their audience that Romney was too cowardly to face them.

  24. 125 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    • 126 jackiegrumbacher
      September 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      I would so love to have a t-shirt like this. This is why women were scarfing up the Women for Obama buttons today. They know who is on their side.

  25. 127 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

  26. 129 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    VP Biden is really bringing it!!

  27. September 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    This is stupid! The RNC is mocking the President for not being in Wisconsin, since February.
    They have a billboard across from the rally, such copycats.
    Saying, the 220 days you have been gone our national debt has increased and our debt is through the roof!

  28. 131 Tally
    September 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Hey TODers – please go sign this. It’s about e-voting, which is far more dangerous than all the voter surpression that is going on. They proved it was done in Ohio in 2004.



    • September 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Already did, Tally, and thank you for keeping this issue at the forefront!

    • 133 hopefruit2
      September 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Yes, those Diebold electronic voting machines are a MENACE! They should all be eliminated completely from the voting system. And if they are hacked, there’s no way to confirm the hacking. I take it that the Obama team is well aware of this irregularity and will take appropriate steps to ensure that those emachines are accompanied by paper ballots.

      Thanks Tally!

  29. 134 jackiegrumbacher
    September 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Just got back from working at the Obama/Democratic booth at another city street fair. Started setting up at 7:00 a.m. and am now ready to collapse. Our Obama booths are always a big draw at these events because we have flags flying, red, white and blue bunting, lots of yard signs, terrific buttons, balloons, PBO photos, tons of lollipops for the kids and LOTS of volunteers. There is a whole different tone this fall than there was in the spring and summer. People are no longer angry or anxious, they’re convinced that PBO will win and virtually everyone I talked to had registered to vote. One young woman said she was daily lectured by her father not to vote for the president and so she couldn’t commit to vote for him. When I reminded her that her father wasn’t going to be in the voting booth with, her, she gave me a little smile and said, ” I know.” We’re moving into the phase where more people are thinking of volunteering and asking what they can do, so this is good movement forward. The Republicans always crack me up at these events because they manage to hide their teeny tiny Romney sign in the most obscure corner so you literally have to squint to find it. Their booth is always dominated by yard signs for their down ticket tea party candidates, one of whom–their miserable candidate for US Senate–is going to be sunk like a boulder by Bob Casey on November 6. Here’s the other cool thing. The guy who helps organize the fair is a Dem and two years ago gave us a prime spot in the middle of the event. Republicans are relegated to the very last booth booth so they look like they’re in the wilderness. Always makes me laugh.

  30. 138 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  31. 139 Linda
    September 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    hijacked this from elsewhere

    Since Barack Obama entered office:

    Dow up from 6,843 to 13,367 (with the advent of Bushโ€™s failed economic policies, Dow dropped nearly 8,000 points).

    Unemployment slowing, 4.4 million jobs created (8 years of Bush: earned interest rate drops to near zero, unemployment surpasses 8.9%, economy hemorrhages 760,000 jobs per month).

    Steady GDP growth.

    Middleclass payroll/income tax at all-time low, generating an additional $3600 in disposable income per middleclass family.

    47 million Americans now have health insurance

    Government spending down 9.8% (Bush increased government spending by 38%, turning Clinton surplus into $11.6 trillion deficit โ€“ 20 year projected price tag for Bush deficit: $34 trillion).

    Wall Street institutions deemed โ€œto big to failโ€ once again solvent.

    US border guards tripled to 24,000.

    17 tax cuts equaling $671 billion for small business owners.

    Detroit resurrected, saving 1 million auto industry jobs โ€“ GM regains status as world auto leader.

    19,000 manufacturing plants reopened (because of Bushโ€™s dreadful economic policies.

    60,000 manufacturing plants padlocked, resulting in loss of 8.4 million jobs).

    Osama eliminated, Al-Qaeda command structure decimated (Bushโ€™s resolve to prosecute the โ€œwar on terrorโ€ faltered, allowing Al-Qaeda to reconstitute, setting the stage for Osama to escape to Pakistan).

  32. 140 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Great Great Rapid Response by The DNC!

    I’m loving THIS!!!!!!!!!

  33. September 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Just saw a commercial for “The Hope and the Change”, the anti-Obama video. God, I was getting more furious as the ad went on. What a collection of bitter, spoiled, entitled “former Obama supporters”. Now I need a mind cleanser.

    • 145 hopefruit2
      September 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      It’s a 60-minutes long and it will be released on 12 TV stations next week and run until Nov 6.

      Let me just say that Citizens United should save their money, and if I were any of those people appearing in that movie (unless they are paid RNC/GOP/Romney staffer), I would probably consider removing myself from that garbage. If they are in fact real “Former Obama supporters,” they are going to regret the day they agreed to do this movie.

  34. 150 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

  35. 151 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Hey AMK —-

    For some reason I couldn’t reply to you upthread re: your suggestion of PBO as Indian PM after 2016.

    My response: Hmmmm. That’s sooooooo far away to take my President. But, I do love me some Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, and Naan…. ๐Ÿ˜†

  36. September 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    President Barack Obama’s one-day campaign stop in Milwaukee began Saturday as Air Force One touched down at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.

    Obama came off the plane, worked a rope line of several dozen people, and then came to the Milwaukee Theatre via a motorcade. He will attend a fundraiser at the facility before giving a speech at a campaign rally later at the Summerfest grounds.


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