Posts Tagged ‘seattle


From DC to Seattle

First Lady Michelle Obama greets guests during a Mother’s Day Tea in the East Room of the White House (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

First Lady Michelle Obama greets a young boy during a reception for military children and their families in honor of Mother’s Day in the East Room at the White House, May 10

More about the event here


President Obama gestures as he and Senator Patty Murray step off Air Force One upon arrival at King County International Airport in Seattle

….. greeted by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire


A supporter of President Obama holds a placard near a private residence where Obama was attending a campaign fundraiser in Seattle


First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden help assemble Mother’s Day packages that deployed US troops have requested to be sent to their mothers and wives at home as part of a Joining Forces service event with spouses of members of Congress at the Naval Observatory

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden with the Bidens’ dog Champ …..

….. they’re feeding Champ well!


fired up

Misc reports: President Barack Obama criticized Republican opponents on Sunday as he began a West Coast fundraising tour, accusing them of “ideological pushback” at a time of national crisis.

… “From the moment that I took office, what we’ve seen is a constant ideological pushback against any kind of sensible reforms that would make our economy work better and give people more opportunity,” Obama said at his first stop in Seattle.

… Speaking at the home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley, Obama said he had hoped “because we were in a crisis, the other side would respond by saying now is the time for all of us to pull together …. That was not the decision they made.”

… Obama was greeted enthusiastically as he began to speak in Shirley’s home before about 65 people paying $35,800 per couple. At his second stop, 1,750 supporters paid to listen to him at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle.

… He is cramming in seven fundraisers during the West Coast swing that descended later on Sunday on California’s Silicon Valley, the heart of America’s high-tech industry. He visits San Diego and Los Angeles on Monday.

….. Speaking to a group of 350 at the home of Symantec Corp Chairman John Thomson: “Some of you here may be folks who actually used to be Republicans but are puzzled by what’s happened to that party, are puzzled by what’s happening to that party. I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change,” he said per the pool report, referring obviously to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. “It’s true. You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay … that’s not reflective of who we are.”

“We’re going to have a stark choice in this election,” Obama continued. “But I have to make sure that our side is as passionate and as motivated and is working just as hard as the folks on the other side because this is a contest of value. This is a choice about who we are and what we stand for and whoever wins this next election is going to set the template for this country for a long time to come.”

…. Mr. Obama said it’s not enough for the supporters in the audience to support him. He said if their friends and neighbors are reading the Wall Street Journal editorial page or watching Fox News the donors at this event need to talk to “push back” on their “inadequate information.” “And in some cases I may need you to have some arguments with our progressive friends.”

He told the donors if they believe in a “fact-based” America, they need to work hard for him.

He later spoke under a tent at the home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose 70 guests included pop singer Lady Gaga, and told them that “2012 was an even more important election” than the one in 2008.



(The video’s glitchy at the start, but comes right after about 15 seconds. Phew)

President Obama is introduced by NBA legends Bill Russell and Lenny Wilkens at a Democratic party fundraiser in Seattle, September 25

Will post the video asap 😉


rain or shine

Mary Beth Brotski and Teri McClain chat across the street from the Paramount Theatre Sunday in Seattle. The women, who found their positions at about 7:30 a.m., were the first ones holding signs for President Obama, who will be attending an event at the theatre later in the day


sunday in seattle (video added)

President Obama is greeted with open arms by Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire

…. Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn

President Obama arrives in Seattle, Washington, September 25


coming up

White House live

Tonight: President Obama attends and addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Phoenix Awards dinner. First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend.

Tomorrow: The President leaves Washington for a three-day swing to Washington state, California & Colorado. The trip includes seven fundraisers. On Sunday he attends fundraisers in Seattle before flying on to San Francisco.

Monday: The President holds a Town Hall Meeting on his jobs bill hosted by LinkedIn at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Tuesday: The President promotes the American Jobs Act with a speech at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School.


a perfect storm

President Barack Obama holds up his championship ring with Seattle Storm basketball players Sue Bird, left, and Swin Cash, right, as he welcomed the WNBA Champion Seattle Storm, June 29, in the Rose Garden of the White House


a backyard in seattle

President Obama holds a discussion on ensuring economic stability and opportunity for women in the backyard of the Foss family in Seattle, WA. October 21



A rally participant asks President Barack Obama to sign his iPad as the president greets the crowd during a rally for Sen. Patty Murray

President Obama became the first sitting president to sign an iPad on Thursday. In a throng of enthralled fans seeking autographs, an enterprising man at a rally in Seattle presented Obama with his iPad, which had the words “Mr. President, sign my iPad,” digitally scrawled on it.

The man, who calls himself Sylvester Cann, told the media site “Tech Crunch” that “Secret Service was leery about the idea, but they warmed up to the idea and the president thought it was cool.”


uh oh, it’s that enthusiasm gap again

Photos and more video from the rally here







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