Heads Up: President Obama speaks at an OFA event


Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi first, then:

7:25 EDT (as per schedule): President Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC

CBS (UStream) * CBS (Widget)


128 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama speaks at an OFA event”

  1. July 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    UT, I completely mucked up the timing for your news post, soooooo sorry, but live streaming of the OFA event started way earlier than I expected – when it’s over I’ll move your news post to the top so everyone can see all its good stuff!

  2. 5 arapaho415
    July 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, Chips, congrats on #1 (teehee).

  3. July 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  4. 8 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Sen Reid taking questions from audience…fascinating

  5. July 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  6. July 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    One thing I have thought of recently when I have seen other posts about the potential Democratic candidates is having John Kerry run again for POTUS. The majority of both sides in the Senate voiced his competence when voting for him for SOS. He learned a lot from his last run and the Swiftboating he got. If he can pull off a peace agreement that could give him a platform. The Dems don’t seem to give former people running another chance whereas the GOP does. Comments?

    • July 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Do you really think he’d want to put himself and his wife (who has had some recent health problems) through the wringer again? Doubt it. He seems like a nice guy but I recall the flip flops and taunting that he endured in 2004. Republicans are going to be just as nasty in 2016.

    • 15 nathkatun7
      July 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      My question is why John Kerry and not VP Joe Biden?

  7. July 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

  8. 17 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Chips….if you can get this in its entirety….I would paint your toenails and make drinks and bring cheezy puffs to you and feed them to you, like grapes. Important, important stuff going on here.

  9. 24 arapaho415
    July 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm


    @MikeMemoli is live-tweeting OFA shingdig, for those can’t view live streaming now (see above “Action August” tweet).

  10. July 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Listen to Harry Reid talk about PBO!!!

  11. July 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I know Harry is a quiet speaker, but is anyone else finding this hard to hear??

  12. 29 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Nancy Smash!

  13. July 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Pelosi: Don’t Agonize….Organize!!!

  14. 38 nospin
    July 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    where are you guys seeing this?

  15. July 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  16. July 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  17. July 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Pelosi: A moral obligation to create JOBS

  18. July 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Pelosi: we must own the ground

  19. July 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm


    • 50 donna dem 4 obama
      July 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      It’s the August Action Summit. Laying out what will take place this August re: ACA, Immigration reform and Climate Change. It will roll out on PBO’s birthday.

  20. 52 nospin
    July 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    off topic but – Conservative Paper Invokes Lynching In Anti-Sharpton Editorial Cartoon

    all this is going to serve to do is ensure Sharpton continues to fight.

  21. 54 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm


  22. July 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    NO enthusiasm gap in that room 🙂

    • 56 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Chuck Todd’s head just exploded from reading your comment. I heard the noise all the way in central MD…..

  23. July 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Yes We Can

  24. 58 donna dem 4 obama
    July 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    This was a working session similar to what took place on the Sunday before the Inauguration. They have OFA volunteers and team leaders from all over the country. I took off from work today to attend and woke up with a “stomach issue” that didn’t get any better as the day progressed. My OFA Field Leader is there and she is texting me updates to make me feel like I’m there. 😦

    • 59 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Hope you are feeling better donna, or if not will be better soon! Glad that your OFA leader was able to text you. 🙂

  25. July 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  26. 61 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I love my President!

  27. 62 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  28. July 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Yes We Must

  29. July 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    wow….just 1200 days

  30. July 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    PBO: I have a little over 1200 days left in office.


  31. 76 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    WOW, what a nice organizing event! Thank you PBO & OFA workers & volunteers!!!!

  32. 77 forus50
    July 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Just signed up for Action August!! Let’s all join in!

    • July 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      This is our event in Philadelphia…

      This summer has already been jam-packed with action on everything from immigration reform to climate change to marriage equality.
      But you haven’t seen anything yet.
      This August, while our members of Congress are home for congressional recess, OFA is launching a concerted effort to make our voices heard.
      That’s why we’re inviting some of our top volunteers like you to join us in Philadelphia for Camp OFA, a special half-day training program where you can pick up skills and tips to take your organizing to the next level in August (and beyond).
      Reserve your spot now — join us for Camp OFA on Monday, July 29th, in Philadelphia.

      Here are the details:

      What: Camp OFA in Philadelphia

      Where: 3914 Locust Walk
      Philadelphia, PA 19106

      When: Monday, July 29th
      3:00 pm

      RSVP now

      Whether you’re new to organizing or an old pro, this is a great way to learn about our plans for August, and chat with the folks in your community who’ll be working on them, to
      You’ll get some helpful tips unique to issue organizing, get a look at the strategy that’s driving our issue-based campaigns, and find out how your work will help move these issues forward this summer.

      It’s not just going to be very informative — it’ll be a lot of fun.

      Sign up today to be part of Camp OFA in Philadelphia:



  33. 79 a4alice
    July 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    dang I only caught the last 10ish minutes. would have liked to have seen the whole thing. Maybe the OFA website will have it.

  34. July 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Word to my fellow blog tyrants: I’ve just finished a 5,000 word essay on why the Royal Baby is the biggest most awesome news ever. I hope you all don’t mind me interrupting PBO’s little speech!

    (Actually, I’ve just finished writing a villanelle, of which I’m mighty proud.)

  35. 83 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    For those who missed it.

  36. 87 desertflower
    July 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Next up from the whirling dervishes….http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/07/22/fox-hypes-baseless-attack-on-food-stamps/194996

    Fox News continued its smear campaign against the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, by hyping an evidence-free claim that recipients are using the program to send food overseas.

    A July 21 New York Post story claimed that low-income New Yorkers were using SNAP funds to purchase food to send overseas. The Post based its claims on anecdotes from unnamed sources at two New York supermarkets that “confirmed the practice,” but failed to include specifics. The anonymous woman that the Post provided as its sole example of the practice was not a SNAP beneficiary:

    • 88 pkayden
      July 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      To send food overseas? People are hungry right here in the USA. Why would the poor send food overseas? And how exactly could poor people afford to do so?

      Faux Noise is a station for idiots and liars.

    • 89 arapaho415
      July 22, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      DF, did you see this from this morning?

      MSM seem to be sweeping this inconvenient truth under the rug so they can focus on how “badly” the Obama administration is doing.

  37. 90 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  38. 91 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm

  39. 92 Don
    July 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    These intimate venues that President Obama speak are bittersweet for me in that I love hearing him talk about the vision he sees for this great nation, but then he says things like “this is my last campaign.” I already miss him, I can’t help but think about 2016 and who will we elect as the next President.

  40. 94 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  41. 95 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  42. 96 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  43. July 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you for your tweets….UT!

  44. 100 forus50
    July 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

  45. July 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Write this list down, peeps:

    – August 4th: Obamacare Day of Action
    – August 5th: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Day of Action
    – August 13th: Climate Change Day of Action
    – August 21st: Gun Violence Prevention Day of Action
    – August 31st: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Day of Action

  46. July 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm


    Black caucus is speaking about race on the house floor tonight

  47. 116 HZ
    July 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    That 1200 days hit me in the gut also. (gut is already showing out), but I am reminded that we did not get to this moment to hear our brilliant President say those words without working hard so he could remind us how far we’ve come to how much longer we will have to keep moving FORWARD.

    It is painful to watch the opposition do “Nothing and say Never”, but we are going to stay focused and finish our journey with this beautiful and wonderful soul, our president. Then on Jan.20,2017, we will have house parties, private parties, all over this country and give POB and FLOTUS a beautiful send off. That will help us remove some of the depressing moments.

    Let us start planning now to enjoy that day. We have 1200 days to get our outfits ready, the music in order, the refreshments in order, the friends and family in order, and the wine glasses in order. Let’s make this the best and most beautiful send off Ever in the history of our nation. Think about it. HZ

  48. July 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Washington (CNN) — U.S. intelligence now believes Edward Snowden did not gain access to the “crown jewels” of National Security Agency programs that secretly intercept and monitor conversations around the world, CNN has learned.
    The Obama administration is reviewing what the admitted leaker of classified information actually got his hands on and what damage he may have caused. The ongoing damage assessment indicates he did not gain access to what is called ECI or “extremely compartmentalized information,” according to a U.S. official familiar with the review.

    • 120 forus50
      July 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Snowden who. This story didn’t get far when the GOP was oddly lined up with the Administration. The media couldn’t stir up shit with that situation.

  49. July 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    LL, are you there?? I see you working on a post, you bundle of excellence – do you want to post it next?

  50. 124 LunarSea
    July 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Oh crapolla. Had to run out fora bit and missed it. Looks like I missed a good one too. Well thanks to the live tweets it almost felt like being there.

  51. 127 Jovie
    July 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm



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