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President Obama Speaks At A Rally In Michigan

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7:0 EDT (approx!): President Obama speaks at a rally at Wayne State University, Michigan for Gary Peters and Mark Schauer


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  1. November 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  2. November 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Sticking it to the dude with his own words ….

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes We Can

  3. 9 Nena20409
    November 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I got myself confused on the starting time of this event. I thought it was to start at 5:00 pm CT.

  4. November 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  5. 13 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  6. November 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  7. 15 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  8. November 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Haven’t seen any video, but I’m sure the First Lady inspired everyone!!

    Yes We Can

  9. November 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  10. November 1, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Buddha help me, this song is stuck in my head.

  11. November 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    ***Updated at 6 p.m.***

    All but final calculations have African-American voters in Georgia providing a larger share – more than 13 percent — of early ballots in this year’s general election than they did in 2010.

    At 33.1 percent of early votes cast, black balloters nearly match their turnout of 2012, when President Barack Obama was up for re-election. Black voters then cast 29.2 percent of early ballots.

    White voters, on the other hand, make up a smaller share of early 2014 votes – a 7.4 percent drop – than in 2010.

  12. 30 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  13. 33 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm

  14. 34 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Damn…our President is almost at 50M Twitter followers….just damn….and 6 years into his presidency, his rallies are filled to capacity and beyond even when he’s not on the ballot But, he unpopular they tells me….

  15. November 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm

  16. 37 arapaho415
    November 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Back to NC before PBO’s speech.

    Of course, not all of NC was like this, but it was cold standing in line to early vote:

  17. 38 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  18. November 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

  19. 42 Nena20409
    November 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The guy running for Gov is seriously fine looking. Young……seriously young looking.

    • 43 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Naughty mat for Nena!

      • 44 Nena20409
        November 1, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        I will take the Mat, but I must confess, I had Never seen his face, until today. My admiration is from my 4 eyes observatory lens.

    • November 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      I listen to Michael Jordon talking about President Obama golf game, and he didn’t think to much of POTUS golf game. Now I don’t know if Jordon were just flipping off his mouth, but is Jordon’s game that good. You know guys like Jordon, and yes even POTUS like to trash talk, so maybe that’s all Jordon were doing. But Tiger Wood opinion of POTUS game wasn’t as bad as Jordon.

      • 46 Nena20409
        November 1, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Jordan is an expert on Basketball…….when one wants to listen to a Golf living Legend…….Tiger Woods…..is supreme.

        • 47 HZ
          November 1, 2014 at 10:51 pm

          Thanks Nena for sharing this. I was hoping that someone in the family would post these comments of Mr. Tiger Woods. Tiger is the greatest, and I wanted everyone to remember that PBO and Mr. Tiger Woods were teamed together(why not play with the best, you also want to play with someone who is the best at their sports) Our President knows what he is doing. When I played tennis in my younger days, I always wanted to play with someone who was better at the game of tennis so I could learn and become even better. Smack and trash talk is known in a lot of sports, but when POTUS plays golf, he is serious. Personal note there. That shows one how much Mr. Jordon knows about PBO when he is on the golf course.

          I just think that respect is respect, and some people do not wear it well at all. Like an bad tailor’s suit. Just saying. I understand the question, but I thought the answer pertaining to the game of golf was in poor taste. Give me Mr. Tiger Woods any day when it comes to golf. Just saying. HZ

  20. 48 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

  21. November 1, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    “Georgia GOP Rep. Deal cites ‘ghetto grandmothers’ to promote his proof-of-citizenship legislation.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2009/10/05/62923/nathan-deal-ghetto/

    ——–

    One of the most frequent targets in the Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary has been undocumented immigrants. Candidates have repeatedly harped on the threat of undocumented immigrants voting in Georgia’s elections, and have even used dirty tactics to unfairly disenfranchise legal voters…

    This scare-mongering climbed to new, dangerously racially-tinged heights this past Saturday when gubenatorial candidate Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) cited complaints about “ghetto grandmothers” as the reasoning behind proof-of-citizenship legislation he is supporting:

    • 50 Linda
      November 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      Ugh ……..I can’t wait to vote on Tuesday……

    • 51 Nena20409
      November 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Talk about ugly….but the media and the right are upset MaryL of LA spoke the truth about the South?
      May this guy go directly to the Fiery Blaze.

      • 52 HZ
        November 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm

        Evil thoughts usually flow from vessels that allow the entrance of this evil spewing spirits to flow from in the beginning. The thoughts are already in this man’s heart, the mouth is just speaking what is in the container. The road and path he seems to be taking , surely as a human being who seems to lack common decency and respect can surely help him get on that “Fiery Blazing Hotel, Nena20409.

        I just like to call them as I see them speak and live. It is shameful and disrespectful. But, We Shall Overcome this evil someday. I may not see that day, but sure, I hope that my great nieces and nephews and my friends nieces and great nephews will see the day. Plus we here at TOD have worked very hard to help put in place some very good policies that will go on for generations to come. I am grateful to be a part of this great family. HZ

  22. 53 Nena20409
    November 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Happy will be in my head for hours now 😉

  23. November 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    This is nothing like the weekend before Election Day in 2010; nothing like it at all – from Georgia to Maine, Michigan to Colorado, Texas to West Virginia …..

    • 55 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Indeed Bob – the energy and enthusiasm are so dramatically higher this time compared to 2010. The media spent the last 18 months trying their best to re-create 2010….unfortunately for THEM, that is not happening.

      #YesWeMust

    • 56 Vicki
      November 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Yes, Bob, couldn’t agree more.
      Long before the final weekend in 2010 I had to prepare myself for what I knew was coming.
      This year I am preparing too, but differently. I believe we will win a great many races and the GOP will contest each and every one. Al Franken 2008 is what I think is coming. And yes, with the same result.

    • 57 Betsy
      November 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Your enthusiasm really helps me. Even some Dem blogs, like Booman, combined with Wang giving the GOP the Senate, is very discouraging. I am glad to feel differently after I read your post. I trust you, hopefruit2 and Vicki much more.

  24. 58 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  25. November 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  26. 62 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

  27. 63 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The crowd goes wild for PBO!

  28. 64 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    • 65 Dudette
      November 2, 2014 at 12:10 am

      My old stomping grounds. So proud of them! Yay, Orange County – Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough! Woooooot!

  29. November 1, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Love how so many folk are shouting “Thank you” to our President!!!!!

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes We Can

  30. 67 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm

  31. November 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Republicans are good people, they are patriots, they love their country, POTUS I have to wonder about that statement of yours. Maybe some Republicans, maybe afew, maybe.

  32. 69 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Lil’ Chris just realized this?

    For the last 6 years, people like him have been telling us that PBO’s “base” was disappointed in him…when we all knew exactly who PBO’s “base” was.

  33. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I wish

    – economic turn around,

    – GOP’s obstruction (of PBO & policies like infrastructure, unemployment benefits, veterans benefits, immigration),

    – GOP’s reversal of voting & reproductive rights,

    – GOP’s denial of Medicaid Expansion & 54 votes to repeal ObamaCare had been used more vigorously by Dem candidates;

    I suspect that if the Dems had insisted on point out the NO stand of GOP & destruction of other policies, most races would have had Dems ahead long ago

  34. 72 desertflower
    November 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    PBO is on FIRE!! 🙂

  35. 76 desertflower
    November 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Sitting home complaining and not voting = giving away your power.

    I LOVE this man!

  36. 77 desertflower
    November 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    PLEASE have this posted again!! IT IS AWESOME AND RIGHT ON POINT!!

  37. 78 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    the “Place Where Mankind was Born” (aka Africa) is not having a very good year;

    problem is that a number of people think Africa is one country ;

  38. 79 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  39. November 1, 2014 at 7:33 pm

  40. 82 sherijr
    November 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Oh lord I’m going to miss this man so darn much. I seriously do not know what this country is going to do when he’s no longer leading it.

    • 83 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Indeed sherijr. Grief counseling will be in high demand come 2017.

      • 84 sherijr
        November 1, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        you are so right, hf. My dream is that we’ll line the streets on Inauguration day.. just to thank him and say good-bye. I believe he deserves all our gratitude- and we need to show up huge for him.

        • 85 hopefruit2
          November 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

          I concur.

          • 86 HZ
            November 1, 2014 at 11:24 pm

            Sherijr, and hopefruit, this family is so in tune with each other. I was just thinking this same thoughts last week while doing my quiet time. I actually spoke out loud in the room these very thoughts. I do believe that we are so together in our hearts and actions about PBO, that our thinking comes to a point of just beautiful love and togetherness for the goodness of our great president.

            Thanks for sharing those thoughts. And I really do believe that we will see something of this great magnitude on loving display when PBO and First Lady Michelle depart from the WH in 2017. What amazing sight to behold!.HZ

  41. 88 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I can ‘t wait to see PBO fire up the crowd in CT tomorrow. It’s gonna one helluva rally! 🙂 🙂

  42. November 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  43. 90 yardarm756
    November 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    PBO is a BAAAAAAAAAAD MAN! 🙂

  44. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    even a political novice like me knows that PBO is the key motivator of the Democratic base & the best campaigner ever !;

    https://twitter.com/ARTSYJUDITH/status/528686591087493120 ;

    • 92 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Actually, the media and (I suspect ) some PUMAS came up with this rubbish. It is clear that the Dems who didn’t take this foolish advice are reaping the rewards in plenty.

      • 93 99ts
        November 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

        95% the media hf – like they say how “unpopular” is PBO – they LIE. I’m so looking forward to the faces on Fox when the dems retain the Senate – Karl Rove may implode!

  45. November 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Evening TOD peeps, I’ve arrived safely in Oakland and so my 38th Birthday Vaykay Extravaganza has begun!

    So gonna try to keep post down to a minimum, but at the end of my day I plan to post at least one daily entry to my blog site. So if you got a computer, check out my blog site for daily updates.

    yall can still expect a pic or two though. Ya know how I do!

    38th Birthday VayKay Extravaganza!!! 3-5-7, Get Loose (Day One)
    http://wp.me/pqDfz-54

    • 95 sherijr
      November 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Happy Birthday lamh!! Say hello to my home of CA for me.. and kiss Hawaii for me too 🙂 Have loads of fun!

  46. 96 Vicki
    November 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I feel sorry for any American who hasn’t realized since 2007 what an extraordinary time we are living in. The haters have wasted all these years.

    They know it, too. deep down. They know that President Barack Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime Leader and they blew their opportunity to enjoy what was in front of them. Choosing scorn and venom.

    If any of the hate Society watched The President with His People tonight it must have been very tough to see the Love and Respect he is showered in.

    • 97 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      My goodness…Vicki unless that person is you, it’s almost as if you two were having the same thoughts about PBO at the same time!!! 🙂 🙂

      • 98 Vicki
        November 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        Not me. That person is more optimistic than I am in that I don’t think the Haters I know who are NY women still pissed off that PBO beat HRC will ever realize that they have wasted their chance to be happy and rotted their insides with poison instead.

  47. 99 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

  48. 100 sherijr
    November 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    My son is running for Freshman class President… and needs to give his speech on wed., I told him he needs to pull up some youtube videos of POTUS for some lessons.

    • 101 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Excellent advice sherijr! Wishing him the best of success in his class presidential bid 🙂

      • 102 sherijr
        November 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm

        aww thank you hf, I’ll pass that on to him 🙂

        • 103 HZ
          November 1, 2014 at 11:32 pm

          Sherijr, I totally concur with hopefruit. The best thing ever. Inspirations to give to his classmates from an In Generation Inspirational Orator and President, indeed. Much success to your wonderful son. Give him a hug from me. Lots of loving hugs to him. HZ

          • 104 sherijr
            November 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

            Oh HZ, so good to hear from you.. hugs from you to my son are especially lovely and will pass them on to him with joy 🙂 I agree, nobody speaks like President Obama.. I could and have listened to him all day.. day in and day out, never tiring of his inspiring voice/ words. As I told my son, listening to President Obama, what you hear is the truth, from his heart- and common sense facts from his brilliant brain. Best speaker ever, imo. Happy Sunday HZ ~ take care of yourself.

  49. November 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    There is no one that can fire up a crowd like President Barack Obama. No one.
    I LOVE my PRESIDENT. I can’t wipe the big grin off my face after listening to him. Wow just Wow!! Breathtaking!

  50. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    damage done by the politicians who chose politics & fear-mongering over science & common sense;

  51. 107 desertflower
    November 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/31/2390101/5-million-kicked-off-food-stamps/

    Food stamp cuts proposed by Republicans could boot over 5 million people off of the program and create health problems that would cost the country more than the cuts save, according to a new analysis by the Health Impact Project.
    If Congress cuts $20.5 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as the initial House farm bill would have done, “as many as 5.1 million people could lose eligibility for the program,” the report found. The vast majority of those affected – 83 percent – already live below the poverty line. On average, losing SNAP benefits would slice the group’s incomes by 38 percent.
    Further weakening an already vulnerable population would increase disease rates and thereby raise the country’s health care costs. Building off of previous research that found children who receive food stamps become healthier adults than low-income kids who grow up without food aid, the report predicts a $15 billion increase over 10 years in health care costs related just to diabetes. The cuts would also increase the incidence of heart disease, asthma, and various mental health problems, making it very likely that the SNAP cuts would cost more than they save.

    They never,ever,ever think long term….not they they care about these particular people….but they never think long term. Sometimes, they don’t think at all.

  52. 108 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  53. 110 JER
    November 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

  54. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    November 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    people faced untold levels of hate & yet they kept pushing for progress & with their Eyes on The Prize;

    surely we can jump through vote-suppression laws and vote against bigotry & obstruction this Nov/4th;

  55. 112 carolyn
    November 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Echoing what several have said upthread……this man, Barack Obama is the best president of my long life. I am so thankful to have lived long enough to experience his presidency, and to have the absolutely marvelous FLOTUS…..again the best of my life.

    I will hate to see him leave this office, but I know that he and Michelle will make huge contributions to our country and the world. That’s who they are…..giving, altruistic people.

    I know that many are going to make presidential run announcements next year, but NONE will ever compare to that January day in Springfield, Ill, in 2007! And, I honestly don’t think any election night can top November, 2008 in Chicago…….we saw what we can be with those large diverse, happy crowds. I treasure those events.

    • November 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Again with you carolyn, we have a dam good President and I let people know that every chance I get. Despite all the talk about his legacy, and him being so unpopular, I sense the media and the Republicans trying to act as if this President haven’t done a dam thing for this country. But they both are liars. We have a President who have work his butt off trying to bring this country back from great depression, from crisis after crisis. And we have a First Lady who I am equally proud of. I respect and love her just as much I do my President, hating politics she stood with her husband because she believe in him. And she has gone on to be a wonderful First Lady, in my opinion just as good as any other First Lady.


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