Being There

President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speak with survivors of Hurricane Sandy inside a community center while touring damaged areas in Brigantine (Reuters/Larry Downing)

Live streaming of President Obama in New Jersey:


89 Responses to “Being There”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Good job sir!

  2. 4 FoxfireTX
    October 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    THAT’S what a CiC looks like.

  3. 5 debz
    October 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Our President doin’ his job. Wonderful!

  4. 6 collegekay
    October 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Now that’s a leader. Love my president.

    By the way, we’re having a great day polling wise.

  5. October 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Notice how President Obama truly makes the person whom he is talking to at the moment, feel like they are the most important person in the world.

  6. 9 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    LOVE HIM! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. 10 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I found this interesting and hilarious. Romney’s economic plan doesn’t pass muster at his alma mater.

  8. October 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

  9. October 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Chip why are my comments not been shown when I post. I want persons to know that I love Prez.O and have his back as well. I need some answer

  10. 14 xtine
    October 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    [They are jumping off cliffs, cesspool filling fast …]:

    “The spate of unsolicited anti-Obama text messages that have hit hundreds of cellphones in recent days appears to be the work of conservative activist Jason Flanary and his Virginia-based communications firm, ccAdvertising.

    Every domain listed in previous stories about the controversy now displays Flanary as the registrant and lists a Centreville, Va., address and phone number, as well as an indication that the domain had been “suspended for spam and abuse.” Domain registrar GoDaddy.com unmasks registrants when they violate terms of service.”


    [Take your baggage w/ you!]

  11. 15 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    The picture says a lot.

  12. 16 lisalovesobama
    October 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Breaking News: WIllard now supports FEMA………… of course. 🙄

    • 17 Kreen
      October 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      This is just getting embarrassing for Mitt…honestly…how can u change positions so much when we got you on tape saying the contrary? Who is he? is he even for real?

    • 18 anniebella
      October 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. Mitt the flip flop liar has flip again.

  13. 19 Pamela
    October 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’ll take the guy down on his knees, never mind the one who has no idea which side to turn to give a hug to someone! Can anyone spell Awkward? Can anyone spell Gracious? Oh, PBO, you are amazing, amazing!!

  14. 20 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Now this is hilarious.

  15. October 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    The pathological lair issued a statement that he supports FEMA. Remember, that is coming from a psychopathic, pathological liar who has publicly stated that he will do away with FEMA as we know it.

  16. October 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm


    Xcel Energy of Minnesota and Wisconsin is sending linesmen and 46 vehicles of equipment to West Virginia. The convoy started in Newport, a suburb of the Twin CIties, then stopped in Eau Claire, WI today to add additional linesmen and vehicles. They were specifically requested, the linesmen of MN and WI being noted for their abilitly to work rapidly in blizzard and icing conditions. They are the best!

    I find it somewhat ironic that such a conservative state turns to two fairly liberal states for assistance. Midwesterners are generally more than willing to assist.

    Other/additional Xcel workers are heading right to the east coast.

  17. 29 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Team Romney are having a press conference/gaggle and they’re pushing the idea that they’re going to win PA, MN, and MI. Reporters are mocking them.

  18. 30 amk for obama
    October 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Ha, you peeps thought I am done for the day/night. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  19. 32 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    C-SPAN has LIVE video of Pres. Obama in NJ.


  20. 33 xtine
    October 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Cute Halloween Toon:

  21. 34 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I see Plouffe, Carney, Souza, Marvin.

  22. October 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Also, does anybody else see a clear movement in swing state polling, toward the President, this past week? I do?
    You know, right after Colun Powell endorsed the President?
    Just saying!

    • 36 lisalovesobama
      October 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      hey Jovie. where have you been, i don’t think I’ve seen you since early this morning. things okay?

      • October 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        I am good, at OFA organizing things for tomights canvassing and phone banks.
        Looks good, in Florida, Robney camp lying about early vote numbers.

        • 38 lisalovesobama
          October 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

          of course they’re lying. Anytime they open their collective mouths they lie.
          ps- appreciate all your hard work. Win or lose Fl, you’ve been invaluable.

    • 39 criquet
      October 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Not just you Jovie41:

  23. 40 xtine
    October 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Juanita-Jean just has a way w/ words!:

    “And I know that the Red Cross wanted money instead of food. But, golly, it’s Mitt Romney. If he gives them money, they’ll never know how to wait in line until he blesses them.”


  24. October 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    If MITT Robney lived in 1776, chances are he would have said he supports King George.
    Think about how he always takes the side the polls the best?

    • 42 veryslowwriter
      October 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      He’d have been one of the “loyalists” who fled to Canada and now WE’D be stuck with his snotty descendants.

  25. 43 pinkbunny92
    October 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    afternoon all! Can’t wait to see videos of the President speaking in NJ. I’m sure he’s providing a LOT of comfort to those devastated by the hurricane.

    I’m more confident than ever that President Obama will win, and my prediction is 347EV and that he’ll win all the swing states!

    I think when all is said an done, there are some key factors why Mitt has lost, aside from his lack of character & lying

  26. 44 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm


  27. 46 lisalovesobama
    October 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Chris Christie is being very effusive…….. did they change his meds?

  28. 52 xtine
    October 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Darn, that’s some desparacy:

    In South Dallas they have a billboard: “Martin Luther King was a Republican. Vote Republican!”

    Alright then! 🙂

    Photo here: http://juanitajean.com/2012/10/30/south-dallas-yeah-right/

  29. 58 lisalovesobama
    October 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    PBO quoted Christie: “thanks to the first responders who were helping shuttle people out…. telling them to get the hell out of here.” loose paraphrase!!! 😆

  30. 59 xtine
    October 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    OK, this is becoming repetitive: LOL!

    “A Republican congresswoman accused the Obama administration of promulgating regulations that are undermining job creation at an auto manufacturer that has been defunct since 1988. She was responding to a question on Monday about Mitt Romney’s dishonest claims regarding Jeep moving its production overseas.

    During an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) dodged a question about Romney’s debunked Jeep claims and instead attacked the Obama administration for issuing regulations that are harming workers at American Motors Corporation, a company once headed by George Romney. AMC was sold to Chrysler during the Ronald Reagan administration and its brands were then discontinued.”


  31. October 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Boo and howdy do to all my O peeps on this great getting up TODoween day!!!! I am relishing in the glow of some good positive stuff starting this morning with Axe promising to cut off his 40 year mustache if PBO loses Penn, Wisc, or Mich. to almost finalizing #2’s trip to Spain on the day after the election. So she will definitely be flying high on the 7th. The only negative is the camera we ordered is being shipped from New York and they can’t say when it’ll be sent or whether UPS can get it to her before she leaves.

    My political take today is as I listen to PBO, I’m assured that this is the best man for the job. I do believe the other guy had nightmares last night. He dreamed of Christie chasing him around a sparsely filled rally arena.

  32. October 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    PBO: Commander-in-Chief. Everything a President should be for all Americans. BRAVO, Sir.

  33. 63 lisalovesobama
    October 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I love DWS!!!! she’s so smart and funny!! 🙂

  34. 64 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    So glad Pres. Obama was able to get this info out to a wider audience. Help is available.

  35. October 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm


  36. 66 dotster3
    October 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I am always so impressed with President Obama in these kind of situations. He knows the exact right things to say. I have never seen anyone like him——-ever. He was informative about all aspects, reassuring and supportive to all affected, and very moving at the end——‘this is what America is, we pull together, we take care of each other, we leave no one behind’ type thoughts. As I felt the emotion, I saw Gov. Christie try to quickly wipe away what I assume may have been a tear also.

  37. 68 dotster3
    October 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  38. 69 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Debbie WS just confirmed that Pres. Obama and his team have been keeping to the 15 mins callback response time. After the horrible years of the Bush team, this kind of leadership is breathtaking.

  39. October 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    While images of flooded homes and powerless streets continue to inundate the television airwaves, officials in most states affected by superstorm Sandy say that next Tuesday’s elections will take place as planned — with a few tweaks.

    In some places, states have voting machines that can operate on battery power if the lights still aren’t turned on six days from now. And in other places, officials are expanding early voting access to allow affected voters to cast their ballots before Nov. 6.


    • October 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      So, it sounds like, everybody but New Jersey will be voting next week?

    • 76 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Jovie, in our PA county, we were told that there were enough generators to keep the voting going even if the electricity went out. I would bet Fema would be handing out a lot of generators to keep polling machines working next Tuesday in NJ. This will be a high priority for the president.

  40. 77 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    We are getting this done!

  41. 78 hopefruit2
    October 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    WaPo-ABC tracking poll: high marks for President Obama on Hurricane Sandy response

    // President Obama gets sky-high marks for his response to Hurricane Sandy, which cut a brutal path along the country’s East Coast on Monday, according to the latest release of the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll.

    Nearly eight in 10 likely voters say the president has done an “excellent” or “good” job dealing with what’s been labeled a “super storm.” Almost as many give positive reviews to the federal government’s response generally. Even two-thirds of those who support Republican Mitt Romney in next week’s presidential election say Obama is doing well in this area. //


    • 79 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Wow! He didn’t get the props he deserved for bin Laden, which shocked me at the time, but at least he’s getting credit now. Spectacular. Christie’s response has helped immeasurably here, I believe — some people won’t think or say anything unless a republican says it first.

  42. 80 dotster3
    October 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Whatever his reasons, and I don’t believe they’re all selfish——-as someone just said, the keynote speaker from the Republican convention just endorsed President Obama.

  43. 81 utaustinliberal
    October 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    In WTF news. Wolf Blitzer called Chris Christie…..”Gov. Crispy” 😆 😆 😆

  44. 82 sabreen60
    October 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  45. 83 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This is the way it SHOULD have been over the past 4 years: republicans and democrats working together with our President in the best interests of the country. Imagine what we could have accomplished if the TeaOP hadn’t so callously and ignorantly obstructed PBO? They ought to be ashamed of themselves, but I don’t think they’re capable of that emotion.

    The silver lining, the gift in all this unfortunate tragedy, may be that enough Americans may come to their senses to realize how powerful we are when we work together.

    What a leader we have! As Michelle said, being President reveals who you really are, and America can see — once again — just how awesome this man really is.

  46. October 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  47. 85 carolyn
    October 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I’m glad polling is showing approval of the President and the Federal Government. There was no panic before this storm…..just a very matter of fact preparation which worked. This shows the President’s temperament and method of operating to many who have not realized it before.
    Yes, he is making the government work FOR us. The government is not our enemy, it is not the problem. In many instances it is the solution.

  48. 86 Jeff
    October 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    An anti-Muslim ad against PBO in Pennsylvania. Won’t link it but it’s extremely vile and disgusting, I’m worried that it might spur hate crime.

    • 87 Lovepolitics2008
      October 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      I knew republicans would get more uglier than ever if they were losing. Fear and racism. They have nothing.

      The next days won’t be pretty.

  49. October 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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