Heads-UP: President Obama at a fundraiser in Miami

At least according to CNN website, they’ll carry PBO’s remarks starting at 7 PM ET. 


This is a really great clip. 


51 thoughts on “Heads-UP: President Obama at a fundraiser in Miami

  1. This is the hardest working president I have seen in all my years in this country. Be strong, PBO.

  2. Here’s one (though it might not be good for job numbers) – Why does the post office have to deliver every day? Why not just M, W, F one week and Tues/Thurs the next?

  3. According to Michelle he doesn’t:

    The First Lady talked about the toll that his work had taken on her husband.

    “I see the sadness and worry that’s creasing his face,” she said.

    She described his work ethic as tireless.

    “He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him,” she said. “This man doesn’t take a day off.”

    Obama said the next few years of campaigning would be difficult at times for the Obamas and their supporters. “It is not going to be easy, and it is going to be long,” she said. “Now more than ever we need you help to finish what we started.”

  4. It’s really crazy how he’s being pushed. He’s made 17 trips to Camp David, George Bush at the same time was in 50+ trips to Camp David. And it’s never enough – take a day off and he’s ridiculed for not caring enough. It’s like the opposition (on both sides) want to punish him with work hours in hopes he doesn’t seek re-election or something – and then they have the gall to say “the President doesn’t seem to be enjoying his Presidency” or “President Obama dreams about not being in the White House”.

    The leader of the opposition said out loud that his main goal as the opposition was to make sure President Obama was a one term President. The GOP are sabotaging the economy to try and see this to be true. And the MSM toes the GOP line because they want the drama and the close horse race because it’s ratings for them and easy stories.

    Damn them all.

  5. And, this:


    … AS ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS of the Campaign to Cut Waste and as part of an OMB memorandum to improve customer service, WE’VE TAKEN THREE CONCRETE STEPS:

    STOP THE BLEEDING. Starting right now, there is a freeze on all .gov URL’s. This means no one can get a new one without a written waiver from the federal CIO, Vivek Kundra. Facing this constraint, agencies will focus on their current infrastructure, adding content and functionality to existing websites.

    MAP OUT THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE. To understand what’s working, and what isn’t, agencies will need to report on every URL they maintain. In addition, we’re enlisting the oversight of a powerful stakeholder: you. In the next 30 days, a list of all registered .gov domains will be published so that you can pore over them yourself and offer feedback.

    DEVELOP A GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY FOR WEBSITES. While it’s pretty obvious that we don’t need thousands of websites, what we do need is a little trickier. Should there only be one federal website? Is a more practical solution a common set of templates and standards so that sites are better connected to one another and more consistent to the public? A task force will consult with experts from the public and private sector to develop a policy for government websites moving forward. If you’re interested in participating in this process, let us know.

    Getting rid of unnecessary and duplicate websites is only part of the larger Campaign to Cut Waste that President Obama and Vice President Biden launched this morning (read the executive order here). As part of this campaign, a new Government Accountability and Transparency Board will bring together the nation’s top waste, fraud and abuse watchdogs to ensure the unprecedented level of transparency and accountability that we saw with the Recovery Act. In addition, Cabinet members will report regularly on their progress in cutting waste and improving effectiveness.

    And guess what? You can keep track of our progress moving forward at our brand new website: CampaignToCutWaste.gov.


    The best place to keep up to date on this important effort – and much more – is right here on WhiteHouse.gov, in our 21st Century Government section.

    How ironic, startin’ a centralized one to get rid of many more…mergin’! 🙂 lol

  6. I might use another word then damn, but we have basically agreed not to use certain language here. The Republicans will do what they do. It wouldn’t matter so much if the MSM was not, to some degree, in cohhots with them. A bad economy is more newsworthy (in their eyes) than a good robust economy.

  7. He just HAS to be re-elected. If the republicans get back in all that hard work on saving money, all the work on finding ways to communicate with the citizens would be shut off the first day they were in office. On the 2nd day they would vote that all rich people pay no taxes, and on the 3rd they would start another huge war. They’d reserve the 4th for offending every other government in the world and raise the debt ceiling to cover the new war, and then would take a 3-day weekend. The 2nd week – healthcare, Medicare, and SS – gone, and then they would go on a month’s holiday.

  8. The USPS is small potatoes. We need to cut the defense budget, do away with the Bush tax cuts, raise the SS cut-off platform and cut down on waste and redundancy.

  9. WHEN ARE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS GOING TO START FIGHTING BACK AND GRAB THE NARRATIVE BACK? Romney has started anit-Obama no JOBS Ads already. Is the American public going to be DECEIVED again inspite of us witnessing what the Teapublicans have in store for us? This is maddening folks. If feels like the spring and summer of 2010 before the midterms all over again. We have to turn this momentum around. They are already spending MILLIONS to meet their goal of destroying PBO’s presidency.

    I am doing my part here in Ohio. I will be phonebanking at Ohio Dem headquarters as we continue to work toward getting enough signatures to put a Referendum on the November ballot to over turn the anti-collective bargaining law that Dictator Gov. Kasich passed. Even with all the turmoil going on I am KEEPING HOPE ALIVE!! Obama/Biden 2012!! 🙂

  10. By DOIN’ SOMETHIN’, WE can take some of the “burden off his shoulders”:



    SPREADIN’ THE WORD…PASSIN’ IT ON…Tweetin’/RTin’ it, FBin’ it, Emailin’ it, et al!!!



    And, let’s GIVE ‘IM SUM LUV: ::Virtual Hug::


    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  11. Then they would declare abortion illegal, abolish education and welfare, make slavery legal but based on social status, open debtor camps and orphanages where kids would not go to school but work 24/7 with no food or water. Then the following week, all those that voted the Rethugs back into the Presidency, Congress and Senate would start protesting and want a “do-over”.

  12. I think that’s a bad idea. When I order things from Amazon and their affiliates (like Target) or eBay, the USPS delivers it. If they switched to the type of schedule your suggesting, why bother using them at all? It would take forever to get your packages, and I don’t really send letters anymore.

    I like the fact that the Postal Service delivers to virtually every address in the country. You can be in a rural or urban area and still get your mail in a reasonable period of time. It’s not a perfect system (I’ve had to complain about my mail being delivered to my neighbors on occasion), but I think taking steps that would discourage business-to-home deliveries would only hurt in the long run.

  13. On the OFA site (or as I like to call it “The Land of the Trolls”) the other day, one of the many T-people there started in on the trip that Michele and the girls are taking next month, how much it was going to cost and how much people are suffering. They’re so frickin’ predictable! The hypocrisy is amazing isn’t it?

  14. AMEN. I think the Post Office has already cut back hours. I mailed a letter last week and it still has not arrived. I remember if I mailed a letter that was going to the same city before noon, it would arrive the next day, now it takes almost three days.

  15. I think after the debt ceiling deal is done they will pivot to talk more about jobs. Also, remember most people don’t pay attention to politics during the summer, so Romney is just wasting his money.

  16. He can run ads all he wants – Massachusetts was 47 out of 50 in job creation while Romney was Governor, and the States behind him were devastated by Katrina. Bain Capital put thousands out of work – I’m sure some of them would love to be in an ad campaign.

    Romney wants to take one remark and run with it – it won’t work. Not when the GOP have been in the House Majority for half a year and haven’t produced one jobs bill because they want to see the economy tank.

  17. Romney wants to pick a fight with President Obama because it raises his stature – he’s trying to run as the inevitable candidate, and getting into a high profile war of words with President Obama will only help that as he’ll be seen as an equal and able to take the fight to President Obama.

  18. I think they should shutdown the blog until they can actually moderate the site.

  19. Romney Hits ‘Bump In The Road’: Attack Ad Blasts Obama For Phrase Romney Used
    By Judd Legum on Jun 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Today, Mitt Romney released a new web ad excoriating Obama for saying that there will be “bumps in the road” to economic recovery. The ad features a bunch of people laying down in the road who slowly rise up and say, “I’m an American, not a bump in the road.” Watch it:

    (If you must) http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/13/243847/romney-bumps-in-road-ad/

    Before Romney’s consultants decided the phrase would be a potentent polical weapon, he used it himself in the same way as Obama. From the AP, May 1, 2006:

    Romney Warns of Potential ‘Bumps in the Road’ for Health Care Law

    Massachusetts faces potential “bumps in the road” as it tries to turn the promises of its new health care law into a reality, Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday even as he announced another crucial step in the state’s experiment with near universal coverage. […]

    One of the most daunting tasks is the creation of an entirely new state bureaucracy, known “Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector” the bureaucratic infrastructure on which much of the new law’s innovative reforms rest.

    The connector is supposed to work as a clearing house matching the uninsured with new health care plans.

    Romney said for the connector to work, “the computer systems are going to need to be able to deal with a half a million people buying insurance through an entity that doesn’t exist today.”

    “So many parties have to come together that achieving this timetable even if there are no bumps in the road will be very difficult,” he said.

    So in this instance, Romney is telling people who need health insurance to expect “bumps in the road” before they get health care coverage. This is the same message that Obama is communicating about the recovery to people who need jobs in America.

    As Romney knew then (and likely knows now), using the phrase does not communicate that those impacted are merely “bumps.” The latest ad demonstrates his willingess to exploit anything Obama says for even the smallest political advantage.

    (HT: Ben Smith)

  20. @snoopy4eva2. I am with you. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize and keep working. We can all contact our local Obama team and/or start one and get to phone-banking, organizing house meetings, registering new voters, or doing whatever else is necessary to get the President re-elected. Now is the time to build the infrastructure for a successful campaign. The OFA site is being developed just like everything else. Use the good in it and keep organizing and building on the ground where we are.

  21. That’s great to hear…

    And, you’re spot on…Yes, WE did and Yes, WE will!

    YES.WE.CAN…Move America Forward & Win The Future!
    YES.WE.CAN, Again Make History…Obama/Biden 2012! 😉

  22. Thanks for the the overview of the AD. I saw it already. Its only just BEGUN folks!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

  23. I am really trying to push this story on Twitter and to my group. There is a terrific timeline on the Thomas’ corruption.
    http://www.VelvetRevolution.us Anyone who is interested should read what we know so far. I think it is an important story.

  24. Our President IS remindin’ us about what was PROMISED at Grant Park, Chicago, IL in Nov ’08. Some of us have short-term memories, or WE have selective memories!

    President-Elect Barack Obama on Election Night!

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

  25. SR, you are so right! I really hope Pres does not take the bait. I am so sorry he even mentioned Weiner today. Why didn’t he tell Curry “I have nothing to say”! That is all they wanted. It is all over Twitter.

  26. Our President is a 24/7 President I have never seen any other POTUS in my life time that really cares about our country. So mr president take a little breake if you can we want you to stay healthy for us.

  27. You are right WBD Obama will always answer any questions even if they are contaversial..

  28. I think you’re right. If President Obama had declined to answer, after all the Dem leadership had loudly called for Weiner’s resignation and the PL are up in arms, they would have said he threw the Dem leadership under the bus, or left them hanging. Or they would have started speculating whether he didn’t respond because he’s got his own skeletons in the closet. I think it’s ok that he’s on the record. I also don’t think he would go on the record the way he did if he actually had anything to hide himself – and that puts another bit of nonsense to rest.

  29. Hopefully, Democrats will play a snippet of Romney’s ad, and then show the footage from the 2006 article, and ask Romney which side he’s talking out of today. He seems to be continuously stepping over himself and his prior good works.

  30. That’s cool snoopy. I got the same email and liked it too. Posted on Facebook 🙂

  31. I would like them to stop delivery on Saturday. I really don’t want any bills or junk mail on the weekend. They were talking about eliminating Saturday delivery but I don’t know if they ever moved forward on it. It would save money and when I talked to my neighbors about it they all liked the idea too.

  32. That it is…

    And, that’s great to hear…SPREAD THE WORD/PASS IT ON…FB it, Tweet/RT it, Email it, et al! lol

    By the way, is “Walkin’ on Sunshine,” your FB id, too? 😉

  33. Yes, it is…

    The SCOTUS 4 (Thomas, Scalia, Alito and Roberts), all, need to be investigated, impeached and disbarred…CITIZENS’ UNITED, NRA vs ?, et al!

    Eventually, let justice be done!!!

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