A Night of money in the Big Apple
January 19th, 2012
08:07 PM ET

A Night of money in the Big Apple

President Obama spent Thursday night in New York City raising money from lawyers and entertainers in a series of four campaign events.

The president spoke to 160 hundred people in two separate fundraisers at Daniel Restaurant, the Manhattan eatery by renowned chef Daniel Boulud.

The second event of the night was hosted by the group "Lawyers for Obama" where tickets started at $15,000 each. President Obama talked about his administration's successes for the past three years but said there is still more work to do.

"We have an economy that, although now is getting close to where we were before the financial crisis struck, continues to struggle with these long-term trends that had been going on for decades, where middle-class families felt less and less secure; where the education system wasn’t equipping our kids to compete in a global economy," the president told the group of attorneys.

President Obama took his campaign to the entertainment industry with his third fundraiser of the night- this time at the home of Spike Lee.

He told his supporters, who each paid $38,500 a ticket, that no matter what their background,

"There’s no contradiction between excellence and diversity, and that making sure that everybody - regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation - is able to live out their dreams if they’re willing to work hard and be responsible, that that's what America is all about," he said. "Everybody getting a fair shake and everybody doing their fair share and everybody playing by the same set of rules - that’s what’s at stake in this election. And I’m absolutely confident we’re going to win this thing."

Singer Mariah Carey & her husband Nick Cannon and former New York Knicks star Allan Houston were among the 45 people in attendance.

The final event of the night was in the famed-Apollo Theater where more than 1,400 people rallied for the president's re-election campaign. He told the crowd there that he promised to work just as hard as he did in 2008.

"I'm not a perfect man. I'm not a perfect president, but I promise you that I kept that promise I made to you in 2008. I always told you what I thought. I always told you where I stood,  and I would wake up every single day fighting as hard as I can for you. I'm just as determined now as I was then and if you are willing to stand alongside me, we will knock those obstacles out of the way, we will reach for that vision of America that we believe in our hearts, and change will come," he said.

Al Green and India.Arie performed for the event that was emceed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. According to the DNC,  proceeds of all tonight's events go to the Obama Victory Fund, which is a joint fundraising group authorized by Obama for America and the DNC.

CNN's Laura Dolan contributed to this report.


soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. NOvember 2012

    Oh please lord...lets see the press vett obamas past...we all need to know who this guy really is...

    January 20, 2012 at 12:04 am |
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      Imbecilic, toothless, racist trailer park clown, FYI, he's the President of the Free World and The President of the United States of America, also known as the Real POTUS.
      Where have ye been? Hiding in an ant hole in your trailer park pig den and away from civilization?
      Not only that, his IQ supersedes all GOP presidents put together. Also, his dog BOO Obama is smarter than the last GOP president a.k.a, George Bush who reads at 3rd. grade level.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:21 am |
      • Gurgi

        Typical liberal, you do not have the intellect to have an intelligent conversation, so you resort to name calling and insults. Way to fit the liberal stereotype and give other "intelligent" liberals a bad name.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
      • robert

        He is a C student!!! prove me wrong numnuts.

        January 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
      • MR

        Yikes, you are a little angry. Having a bad life?

        January 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
      • Sagebrush Shorty

        Go get some good pork BBQ and a six-pack. Then chill out.

        January 21, 2012 at 8:50 am |
      • LiberalNN

        You forgot to mention that he walks on water and can heal the sick.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • Flowers68

      You're very sad. I'll pray for you. A black man running for President of the U.S. You don't think every aspect of his past was explored? If they had something on him, McCain and Clinton would have used it. Get over it...he's been vetted. He is what he is...The President of the United States. Show some respect.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:22 am |
      • robert

        they had nothing on him because he has no past. who is he?

        January 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • S.Positive

      After 3 years and you are still IGNANT? (that is ignorant and delusional) Go see a shrink you definitly need help...

      January 20, 2012 at 10:23 am |
      • Daniel

        Obama has done well considering the huge GOP created problems that he met...

        January 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
      • Sagebrush Shorty

        If IGNANT is ignorant and delusional, then what is "definitly"?

        January 21, 2012 at 8:55 am |
    • Victoria avgam54

      Not sure what rock you have been hiding under but we all know Obama's past. He grew up poor, on food stamps in fact, raised in a well educated yet single parent home. Worked hard, went to school, grabbed the economic ladder and climbed his way all the way up to the white house and isn't that the idea here in america? go to school, work hard, get a job and succeed. This guy is the epitome of american exceptionalism, is a great family man, has faith, believes in freedom and has been very honest and open about his past. If you cant tell that by now you need to watch something other then fox news.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • Mari

        Victoria avgam54

        Where is your proof of this information you state about Obama.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • mx3120

        i dont care how much he worked hard and climbed up to get to the seat he sits in now.
        i dont care how amazing his past life is.
        if he cant do the job, he shouldnt have it... simple as that

        January 20, 2012 at 11:31 am |
      • ElderG

        Thank you avgam54,I agree with you.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:56 am |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @steveo I brought up jesus to prove the point that the gop field has moved so dangerously far to the right that they have let religion blind their views on what is good for the greater good of all thus becoming hypocital. They should love the affordable heath care act. If they truly are pro-life anyway... the affordable heath care act saves lives. If they were truly conservative fiscally and again pro life why do they promote war so often? The president has waged no war on religion as they CONTINUALLY say... on and on an on. I was making a point... thank you for proving it. With that said they also tout ronald reagan ALL THE TIME. If they love him so much why then did they stop obama's tax plan it was virtually reagan's plan. He said a bus driver should not pay more then a ceo and changed the corporate tax to the highest level in the late 80"s and it FIXED the economy.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @steveo in your response the the other poster here you say "How effective would someone be trying to prosper this nation, if they never prospered themselves? Who would follow such a leader? We need to stop thinking prosperity is a curse. The question is what one does with it!"
        Let me ask you... who understands MORE about how to get america AS A WHOLE to prosper? Someone who is brought up in politics with a silver spoon in their mouth? Or the poor boy who had to WORK for everything he has accomplished? Pick himself up by his boot straps as you GOPers always like to say... Barack wants ALL americans to have the same chances he did to get somewhere in life and the gop is taking those chances away from ordinary people and giving them to corporations and special interests every day. The american dream is slipping away and all the gop knows how to do is promote it.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @mary – It is readily available in a number of reputable places – If people were not so concerned about seeing this poor guys birth certificate they may not have missed it..

        January 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • robert

        worked hard? A C student gets into Harvard? r u kidding?

        January 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
      • Sagebrush Shorty

        What faith has he?

        January 21, 2012 at 8:52 am |
      • Sagebrush Shorty

        Where are his college transcripts?

        January 21, 2012 at 8:57 am |
      • fairJeff

        ever hear of an Educated Idiot"? I would much rather have someone with common sense and leadership in office.

        January 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • Gurgi

      We know who he is, a typical liberal. I asked 23 liberals I know if they believe in the phrase, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." I got 23 yes answers. Obama espoused the same beliefs during his 2008 campaign with his "spread the wealth" statements. That phrase was written by Karl Marx in 1848. And liberals still try to say they are not socialists!!!

      January 20, 2012 at 10:28 am |
      • Victoria avgam54

        Jesus could be considered a socialist too.. your point is useless, since when is it wrong to care about people?

        January 20, 2012 at 10:36 am |
      • Andy

        Just a tip Gurgi, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" is from Marx (you were correct on that)...in the COMMUNIST manifesto....socialism's catch phrase is "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his DEEDS"....please understand the distinction.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:41 am |
      • Gurgi

        @victoria, it is wrong to "care about people" when you want to take from people that work hard for what they have and give to people that are too lazy to work, or don't want to work because the feel they don't "need" to work because daddy government will take care of them. I don't have a problem with people that have legitimate issues, but these people that just wait for their welfare checks to buy their alcahol, drugs, or what have you, need receive absolutely nothing.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:49 am |
      • S.Positive

        Gurgi, so you are the hardworking type? NOT... Real hardworkers do not brag about it only the lazy pretenders...

        January 20, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • steveo

        Victoria avgam54,

        Let me say I disgree with your statement! As a Christian, know Jesus challenged not the political but the religious! If you read any of the gospels, Jesus never challenged the Roman government that was in charge, in fact he paid taxes as required! He did mention the "give to Caesar (government) what belongs to Caesar...

        1. Jesus commanded his people to take care of the poor (never a government). Since we didn't such a good job, the government stepped in.

        2. The Bible clearly states If a man will not work, he does not eat (2 thess 3:10) referring those who are able to work but choose not to.

        Sounds nothing like a socialist! It is not wrong to care for others but the able bodied also need to care for themselves as well!

        January 20, 2012 at 11:20 am |
      • Victoria avgam54

        thats not why people are unemployed... its not that they are lazy... its beacuse the so called "job creators" moved OUR jobs oversees after they took their tax breaks from us.. They would not have anything if the rest of us including the poor and middle class didnt already pay for and build the roads bridges provide teachers to educate their work forces, police firemen to protect their factories etc.. nobody begrudges them for being rich but ......they need to pay it forward for the next generation. and @steveo the gop calls barack a socialist for wanting universal heathcare, and caring about the greater good, helping the poor, thats what jesus stands for too you can't deny that

        January 20, 2012 at 11:38 am |
      • Gurgi

        Walks like a socialist, talks like a socialist, smells like a socialist, policies of a socialist......hmmmmmm, must be a socialist. All socialist need to either move to another country that follows socialism, or check out the countries where it is in place, or used to be in place, but has since changed, and see if that is how you really want to live.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @gurgi no one is promoting socialism and frankly I think its disgusting the way the gop tries to call the pres a socialist. It is not wrong to believe that is AmericanS do better AmericA does better – that is what this country was founded on – help thy neighbor not white christian pray the gay away BS! No one person or corporation is sucessful on their own we all contribute to a society that is supposed to work together. I think its worse when the gop calls the pres a fascist not sure how someone can be both a fascist and a socailist. Or compare the pres to hitler that ridiculous! I dont remember hearing hitler tell his people he wanted them to have affordable health care for all BUT... Jesus did

        January 20, 2012 at 11:54 am |
      • steveo

        Victoria avgam54

        No doubt Jesus cares for the poor but that is not the limit of his care, He also cares for the wealthy (in fact He cares for all). The problem is two fold: Evil and greed (pretty much te same thing)! There is no human on this earth who can change that! Not one! Thank God for those that try (ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE). The problem with politics (in general) is we think we can advantage one group by disadvantaging another! It does not work, never did, never will! Why? Greed and evil! I enjoy discussing politics too but I also know, there are issues politics can never solve!

        January 20, 2012 at 11:57 am |
      • Victoria avgam54

        Politics and religion should not even be linked together that is the problem. seperation of church and state remember? or how about george washington saying us govt is not, in any sense, founded on christian religion. get your bible out of my uterus please. There are 5 important bricks in americas foundation. immigration, education, infrastructure, research and rules. This is what I hear the president promoting day after day!!! He Gets it.. the gop does not discuss how they can improve these areas and in fact, BASH the president for promoting it. The GOP block his efforts in congress to get bills passed to rebuild our foundation thus proving THEY are the ones who do not understand how America works or what it was founded on.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
      • Thelookingglass

        Matthew 19:24 "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Chew on that for a while!

        January 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
      • steveo

        Victoria avgam54
        Politics and religion should not even be linked together that is the problem. seperation of church and state remember?

        1. Then why were you the first to mention Jesus? You incorrecty stated He was considered a socialist! I stated he was not!

        2. So it is perfectly ok for YOU to mix politics and religion to make your point but no one else can? Sounds hypocritical does it not?

        3. Ever heard of the 1st amendment? I am freely exercising that right to speak on what I want to speak on!

        4. The Seperation of church and state is applied to government! Since I am a private citizen, and not government, that does not apply to me!

        5. Nobody is chatting about your uterus. If you don't want to discuss religion, perhaps you should have never brought the subject up!

        6. What you seem not to understand about poltics to BOTH parties DUMP on each other and in the process dump on us! I will admit the GOP is not kind to Obama. You gonna admit the Dems were not kind to Bush?

        7. I said I am a Christian, I never said ANYTHING about being religious! There is a world of difference between the two. Let me know if you want to discuss! The 1st amendment allows that!

        January 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
      • steveo

        Thelookingglass
        Matthew 19:24 "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Chew on that for a while
        ---------
        Correctly stated BUTIf you notice it never said "IMPOSSIBLE"! That scripture applies to anyone who trust anything more that God, including money AND politics! You realize there are rich folk on BOTH side of the political spectrum, right? I heard on HLN , the president is worth over $ 7 million! Pelosi, Kerry, Kennedy, Reid on the left are/were all rich! At the same time Romney, Gingrich, all rich and on the right!

        Let me ask you a question! How effective would someone be trying to prosper this nation, if they never prospered themselves? Who would follow such a leader? We need to stop thinking prosperity is a curse. The question is what one does with it!

        January 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @steveo I brought up jesus to prove the point that the gop field has moved so dangerously far to the right that they have let religion blind their views on what is good for the greater good of all thus becoming hypocital. They should love the affordable heath care act. If they truly are pro-life anyway... the affordable heath care act saves lives. If they were truly conservative fiscally and again pro life why do they promote war so often? The president has waged no war on religion as they CONTINUALLY say... on and on an on. I was making a point... thank you for proving it. With that said they also tout ronald reagan ALL THE TIME. If they love him so much why then did they stop obama's tax plan it was virtually reagan's plan. He said a bus driver should not pay more then a ceo and changed the corporate tax to the highest level in the late 80"s and it FIXED the economy.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @steveo in your response the the other poster here you say "How effective would someone be trying to prosper this nation, if they never prospered themselves? Who would follow such a leader? We need to stop thinking prosperity is a curse. The question is what one does with it!"
        Let me ask you... who understands MORE about how to get america AS A WHOLE to prosper? Someone who is brought up in politics with a silver spoon in their mouth? Or the poor boy who had to WORK for everything he has accomplished? Pick himself up by his boot straps as you GOPers always like to say... Barack wants ALL americans to have the same chances he did to get somewhere in life and the gop is taking those chances away from ordinary people and giving them to corporations and special interests every day. The american dream is slipping away and all the gop knows how to do is promote it.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • steveo

        Victoria avgam54

        Thanks for clearing that up. Poltically speaking I'm an independent! I don't blindly follow any party and I recognize a great idea is a great idea, no matter who comes up with it! In fact, i believe both far left and far right are equally out of touch!

        I have noticed 2 distinct groups on this blog!

        a. Those who criticize EVERYTHING this man is doing
        b. Those who cheerlead EVERYTHING this man is doing

        As long as one group fights the other, nothing will get done!

        January 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
      • Gurgi

        @andy, changing that one word to try and separte the two doesn't fly when by their "deeds" they actually live by the first. You know, taking from the hard working and giving to the "NEEDy". Sorry dude, I'm still right.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
      • Phillip Brame

        Like most who are not very compassionate you are not concerned about the spreading of wealth because if that was the case you would be advocating for it. You are only concerned about the goverment you have made up in your head using your brilliant deductive skills and moral superiority complex, your self righteous attitude and you top it all off with your blank hued dermus. You are only concerned about what this goverment is going to take from you. You have nothing to worry about this president is concerned about you also.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
      • Victoria avgam54

        @steveo glad to hear it. It may come across as we cheer lead everything obama does for the simple fact we are constitantly having to defend his good ideas beacuse some put down everything he does so often. If one side could just realize this guy is our president and stop looking for his birth records and calling him foreign so we can get on with business we would not have to cheerlead so much. You would be surprised to know many liberals dont think obama is liberal enough sometimes as he compromises with the gop so often but we respect him for that anyway as he has the GUTS to stand up to his own party to benefit the greater good of all.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
      • steveo

        Victoria avgam54,

        To answer your question. It would be the person who worked! In saying that, realize that does not eliminate somebody born into money! Let's use Romney as an example, What lessons did his father give him? I have no idea and unless he put that into the media none of us do! The question remains, what is a person doing with that prosperity? Did you vote for Kerry 2 cycles ago? He married money! The Kennedy's were born into money and that did not disqualify them from public service!

        We all will have to determine what qualities we require in our leadership! Some look at the Dems and some look at the GOP!

        BTW I am not a GOPer. I am an indy! As such I believe the government's role is to set the tone for prosperity and then take a step back! Some want the government totally out of the picture and some want the government involved in everything! That is not my belief!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
      • steveo

        Victoria avgam54,

        Yes I do know there are SOME liberals believe he is not liberals enough. My impression is neither party gives enough room for moderate views! Romney is not conservative enough and Obama is not liberal enough! To SOME on the left Romney is too extreme and to some on the right Obama is too extreme! Remember the Blue Dog Dems from a few years ago? Moderates that were ignored by their own party and voted out!

        The right does not treat moderates any better! As I said before, a great idea is a great idea and I really don't care where it comes from! This is why I am independent!

        January 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
    • curtis: the bronx

      oh please lord let a psychiatrist vett...I meant examine your head

      January 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • Bill in Florida

      Have you been living in a cave since Jan 2007? The man is probably the most vetted individual on Earth right now.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • Willie

      Are you serious? Do you truly not know who President Obama is? His past is an open book my friend. What do you know about Romney or Gingrich or Paul or any of the others?

      January 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • Phillip Brame

      He is the President Of The United States and of the Free World. I think that s pretty much accurate.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  2. Tired of republican lies

    No need to vet...We know he will be re-elected this year .because the Gop/bp/tp have crap...

    January 20, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  3. NStillWeRise

    Talking about vetting...can't wait to see how Willard attempts to doctor his tax returns?

    A true patriot "offshore" accounts and all...what else is he hiding?

    January 20, 2012 at 1:28 am |
  4. Joey

    The media has too much invested in Obama to actually vet him. They would have to admit they were wrong, which they'll never do.

    January 20, 2012 at 3:36 am |
    • dunnn@bellsouth.net

      We all saw how much the GOP cares about the people of this nation last night. at the debate. I'm sure the GOP will look out for the middle class like they have done so far. how's that working for you. Obama 2012

      January 20, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Willie

      You had better get used to President Obama because he'll be your president until 2016.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
      • robert

        god forbid

        January 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
      • Hicaro

        Dee, thanks for randieg the article. You are right, about being based in reality; however, there are many congress members who go to Washington with a modest portfolio and leave a few years later as multi-millionaires. Having the scoop on insider trading and defense contracts and such is no big secret, it is a legalized felony for these criminals. Yes, they are on both sides of the aisle and that is why none of our candidates will promise to end the legalized crime. Such a candidate would become a pariah to the whole syndicate of crime. Of course if you and I had the information and tried to act on it, we would be doing hard time like Martha Stuart the felon.Those people you place your faith in are liars and crooks or they would tell us the truth and come out against the crime in the Congress and Senate. They have a good game going and until we find honest people, we must be content with the graft and theft. President Obama has taken the concepts to boundaries that have never been thought of before and yet, no one will call him on the graft and corruption other than a few half-hearted investigations by Issa.What can we do, hope we find honest people with integrity to run for office; otherwise, we must hope that people like Obama don't bankrupt the country with their corruption and lunacy.Reply

        March 2, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  5. sectionsergeant

    I have to say it but I believe Obama will get his second term, our GOP's are shooting themselves in their own foot. What ever happen to honesty and loyalty to the country, we all should have the same opportunities that we all deserve. 1. why are the GOP's only fighting for the wealthy. 2. Do you think we all should get fair pay for the work that is been done. 3. We all can not be wealthy so, how would it work if we were. who would do the work. I believe I will stay with Democrats on this one. It is only going to be 2 classes pretty soon and that is the wealthy and the poor. I believe we all should study the politics and see how they going to work for you as a American.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Pres. Obama haters will not be satisfied with the truth and reality. But since when have conservatives ever respected truth and reality? Not in my voting lifetime.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:51 am |
    • robert

      liberals and truth? yeah right

      January 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  7. OBAMA2012

    unfortunately all the Obama haters will never give him credit for anything. They could all become filthy rich under his presidency and they are so ignorant they would find some kind of way of giving the credit to the pathetic republicans. This vetting crap is all about distraction. They need to vet these losers that are running for the GOP ticket. Gingrich cant even be faithful to one wife much less a country. Romney is a pansy and was born with a silver spoon in his mouth so what does he know about middle class?

    January 20, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • Mari

      How have you benefited from the Obama presidency.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  8. Gurgi

    And he claims his support comes from "normal" people, not the 1%ers. Rudy NYC, you would make a better president than Obama. If Obama had been properly vetted, he would never have beaten Hillary. It is already finally coming out that the media was in the tank for Obama and against Hillary (and everyone else) from the get-go. I'm sure Obama is a nice person, but the only thing he has done I agree with is some of what he has done for veterans. Everything else has caused more harm than good.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:12 am |
    • Joe

      If you can look yourself in the mirror and honestly say that the only success he has had is for veterans then you are not only biased but totally deluded. It doesn't matter what he does, it will never be right for people like you.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:39 am |
    • curtis: the bronx

      Really more harm, like what???

      January 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  9. Russ in MD

    "President Obama talked about his administration's successes for the past three years but said there is still more work to do."
    Ya, there is a lot more work to do. He's only got about half the country reliant on the government; he still has half to go.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • The Truth

      That is your warp thinking! And has nothing to do with reality. But why I am not suprise:)

      January 20, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • Scott

        Well put Russ in MD. The facts hurt don't they THe Truth.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • Joe

      When the country goes belly up as it did, who do look to to help? The private sector? I don't think so. The govt has to step in. What did Romney say. Let the auto companies fail and then rebuild yeahhhh righttttt. Most if not all were bailed out and they have paid/or paying back so govt no longer has a stake. You seriously think that anyone democrat/republican could fix the economy as fast as we all want? No way dude.
      Economy bubble expands for 10 years plus, bursts then gets back in 1 presidential term...NOT

      (typical example) They say Obama is blocking jobs by not approving keystone pipeline immediately but when a pipeline disaster occurs they will blame who?

      January 20, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Willie

      All the old republicans should refuse to accept their social security checks to demonstrate to the rest of us how patriotic they are and how opposed they are to reliance on the government. That would be the "conservative" thing to do, right?

      January 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  10. lefty avenger

    Parties by the top 1% for the top 1% only.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  11. Russ in MD

    $15K a plate sure does by a lot of votes. They say his campaign will spend as much as $1 billion. I guess he can't just run on his own accomplishments.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • ﺶCHEﺶhttp://disqus.com/cnn-f1c5e6c714ea206481fbbccde5

      George Bush who reads at 3rd. grade level charged $100,000/dinar plate for his re-election.
      We didn't hear you whine or had a problem with that?

      January 20, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  12. lio

    What exactly are we suppose to discover that hasn't been discovered yet?

    That he is Kenyan?
    That he's born on Mars?
    That he's gay? Michelle is a dude?
    That he's a secret admirer of Stalin or Mao?

    Let me laugh, you're a bunch of jerks. As opposed to a beneficial policy debate, what you are trying to say by "the media didn't vet him" (ni*** please!) is that they do not colport your fantasies.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • robert

      racist u used N word

      January 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  13. ALindor

    I believe until the republican party opens its tent and allow the poor people of this country to pay less taxes than Mitt "I'll bet you $10K" Romney....They'll become a frindge party.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  14. Scott

    Once again Obama shows how out of touch with the common folks he is. He rubs elbow with all the elite. He does not car about the common working person. Instead he hangs with his Rich friends. Then he has the guts to say the republicans are protecting the rich. Not to mention he cost this country thousands of jobs and millions in Revenue from the pipeline. And for good measure he told one of our closet ally, Canada to kiss offObama wrong for this country.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • Gurgi

      Spot on Scott. I cannot believe how many koolaide drinkers still support Obama and his "trickle-up poverty" policies. He is trying to convince the middle class he is on their side. Only the brainwashed that cannot think for themselves still believe that.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • irishguy

        Out of touch with the common folks? And you think the currernt crop of GOP candidate gives a rat a** about common folk? ha, sorry my side hurts from laughing so hard....

        January 20, 2012 at 10:39 am |
      • fukoffrepubprick

        Hey Gurgi how much are the rebublicunts pay you to blog bullcrap online? Please go swallow something so that you can choke. you worthless piece of waste.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • Gurgi

        Typical liberals, you do not have the intellect to have an intelligent conversation, so you resort to name calling and insults. Way to fit the liberal stereotype and give other "intelligent" liberals a bad name.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • Trace

      ....and where would we ever find two more flagulent gas bags of mis information than you and Gurgi. Yeah...the president doesn't care about the "common folk".... Get an understanding, reiterate or site an actual fact about reality every now and then Scott and Gurgi ....surprise us. We are all pretty used to the unsubstantiated stupidity by now, don't ya think?

      January 20, 2012 at 11:13 am |
      • Gurgi

        Thank you Trace, you proved my point for me.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • S.Positive

      Blind leading the blind, Ignorant leading the ignorant and delusional, well yu get the picture Scott and Gurgi...

      January 20, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Joe

      Right on Trace, Scott and Gurgi, you guys simply have no substance. Your arguments are so grade school. It is called a fund.....raiser, check websters. I suppose he should go to the middle class to raise funds.

      I simply think if a man can propose tax hikes for the rich and still get money from them to stump GOP jokers (joke by the way) then why not. Tell me who across the political spectrum does not organize fundraisers. I could argue you guys simply resent him.

      Please for the benefit of all argue SUBSTANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is Obama perfect? Hell no but he is doing a damn good job keeping the country above water so far.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
      • Gurgi

        You have such narrow blinders on that you could not see "substance" if it was biting your ankle. Therefore, you and those like you are not really worth responding to, due to an inability to think for yourself.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  15. Puddin

    After watching the debate in S.C., I'm wondering why Herman Cain dropped out when his and Newt's character are equally disgusting. Hummm, why could that be? I am also wondering about the voters in S.C. Never mind the current do-do Gingrich is in, adults of the '90's saw Newt's behavior playing out live on TV, and people were giving him a standing ovation last evening??? He diverts attention and blames someone else for his actions. It was disgusting then; it is disgusting now. I cannot imagine anyone voting for someone like him with his dismissive attitude, and his (third) wife representing our country. The same goes for Romney. Anyone who is so rich and is not willing to pay their fair share of taxes to help support the good ole USA and hides his millions offshore is a crook in my book, and I don't want him representing my country. Romney could care less about this country; he wants to take, but he does not want to give. He is not a true American....in my opinion.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  16. george of the jungle

    love it. the repos have that lying scum newt and tax evader mitt and they are bashing Obama? I see Newt is talking how when he was speaker they had a balanced budget, Wasent that under Presidenr Clinto who the repos insisted did not balance the budget.? Come on make up your minds Newt gets a standing ovation for being a creepy adulter and we may end up with the other woman as first lady aand the repos applaud while he lies to the press. Santorium bashes gays . The repo party is disgusting filled with narrow minded nut jobs who complaine about the dems then do the same and worse and think it is fine. WE need to vote as many as we can out if we want to see this country move forward,

    January 20, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • Gurgi

      That balanced budget of Clintons was all smoke and mirrors, even the more intelligent liberals admit it, though not very loudly.

      January 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  17. Jeb

    President Obama, please stop this. You hammer on greed and then kiss up to the greedy. You cry out for justice for the middle class, then cow-tow to the 1%. How many of these folks stepped over homeless people to attend your event. This is the one advantage you have over the greedy republicans (certainly your shoddy performance as president won't get you re-elected). Please don't blow it by hob-knobbing with the filthy, greedy rich.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Willie

      You sound jealous. Why don't you become rich so Obama will like you more.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Ryan A - Sarasota

      Being wealthy and being greedy are two different things there Jeb...though I guess I shouldn't expect you to understand that.

      January 21, 2012 at 3:18 am |
  18. Jerry Jones

    President Obama cares about all people that's one more reason I'm VOTED for him in 2012. GO OBAMA...

    January 20, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • Gurgi

      "President Obama cares about all people...."-–Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight (sarcasm puddle on the floor)

      January 20, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • rosalynneus

      He cares for his friends and for those who support his campaign. He rewards them with loans and powerful governent position creating more burocracy and getting more into debt.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:21 am |
      • IndyIndy

        Ummm... "Red" states get more federal aid than "Blue" states...

        January 20, 2012 at 11:29 am |
      • Qelliann

        Obama pretends to care about us, but all he does is apologize for America, preach socialism, waste our tax money on golf, alice in wonderland parties (look it up if you dont believe me), vacations, and then ruins what makes america so great....FREEDOM!

        Then to top it all off, he hands out entitlement checks to attain votes. And lets his "friends" push their own issues through campaign contributions.

        He is a Terrible president! Just like Jimmy Carter was!
        Thank goodness for Reagan then! And Thank goodness for Conservatives NOW!

        January 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • robert

      u voted for him already?

      January 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
  19. Paqrat137

    Not since Bill Clinton has a President of the US been so hunted, haunted and maligned in both Congress and the press. It is difficult to govern, no less achieve, when you are constantly thwarted by an opposition who's main goal is to see you fail, no matter what the cost to the country. If Obama said that the sky is blue, his Republican opponents and th Rush Limbaugh crowd would challenge him on it, or challenge him on his right to say that. Their mean spirited unpatriotic actions during the last three years should give pause to any one who is serious about the future of this country.

    How can you call threatening the credit rating of the US by being stiff necked and stopping legislation you eventually had to pass, in some form, patriotic? How can brinksmanship with the American people as pawns be called patriotic? A true patriot looks beyond party loyalty to the greater good of their country...and the President has shown more true patriotism – to his own detriment over the last three years.

    Years ago, the Republican party was a "loyal opposition" and that party loyalty ended and their patriotism began, when they understood that compromise in defense of the United States was in the best interest to the people they represented. The same was true of the Democrats in a time of Republican ascendency. It is sad to think that all that ended when the so-called front runner of this Republican race, Newt Gingrich, became a powerful leader in the House. Then, Republican loyalty moved from their duty as patriots, to their submission to the lock step march of their party.

    The President has done a slow and steady job in helping this country survive the decimation that preceded him. All of ideas have not come to fruition, he has been too quick to compromise for the sake of some greater good, and I would have liked him to hold his ground, face-to-face with his avowed enemies so he could have done what he promised.

    After this election, the Republican Party will be exposed for what they are – it is already happening.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:43 am |
    • robert

      what hut in Kenya was Obama born?

      January 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  20. CSR

    Wow! President Obama is great looking President. He is a loyal man to his family, a smart President, a President who destroys the enemy. Oh yea, he can hit a note too. Can't we just admit he is the type of person one would want to be president. Besides, the competition is a joke.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • InTheKnow

      Well said!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  21. Bob Diamond

    Gee, I wonder if any of the Occupy Wall Street people were invited to attend the President's gala for free.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  22. ART

    Gurgi says he has done moore harm than good,she must live in an alternate universe with her head stuck in her rear end

    January 20, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • Mari

      Art, What good has Obama done for you?

      January 20, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • Scott

      When are people like you art goning to wake up and sme;; teh coffee, To many of you see the world thru rose color glasses. The proof is right in front of you. Reduction in our Credit rating, kills jobs plans, tries to force small business to buy insuance plans. The small business commubity allready is up in arms about this. Yet he hangs out with the rich, and screams that Republicans are with the rich. He sends aid to all these countries, yet our own citizens are living in the streets, kids do not have a home, yet we can send billons overseas. Instead of trying to work with Republicans to repair this country he is out campaiging. Oh and one other things he loves to stomp all over the constitution.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • Trace

      Art, the Gurgi person is lost in an alternate universe somewhere. Its a place where pragmatism, logic and rationality have no place in the discussion.

      We've been trying to get the prescription filled for this basement dweller, because this is a person that really needs their meds, without a doubt.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:18 am |
      • Gurgi

        Thank you again Trace, you continue to prove my points for me.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  23. F-Gingrich

    Love how the Obama haters complain about his fund raising. They seem to forget the endless millions the Koch sisters and Mittens hench men are throwing their way to defeat the Prez. Might as well put all that money in a pile and burn it, the election won't even be close.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  24. Scott

    When are people like you art goning to wake up and sme;; teh coffee, To many of you see the world thru rose color glasses. The proof is right in front of you. Reduction in our Credit rating, no jobs plan, tries to force small business to buy insuance plans. The small business commubity allready is up in arms about this. Yet he hangs out with the rich, and screams that Republicans are with the rich. He sends aid to all these countries, yet our own citizens are living in the streets, kids do not have a home, yet we can send billons overseas. Instead of trying to work with Republicans to repair this country he is out campaiging. Oh and one other things he loves to stomp all over the constitution.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  25. Mari

    Obama is scared of election day as he should be. Conservatives will stand behind all of our excellent candidates as they vet each other and we vet them. Anyone of them will be strong in leading our wonderful America into honor, growth and prosperity again. Europe has taught us that Socialism does not work. Obama is forcing socialism on our Great Country and it will not be allowed. Too many have fought and died for our Democracy.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • InTheKnow

      "all of our excellent candidates"??? sweetie its time to take your meds...

      January 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  26. IndyIndy

    So, what some of you are saying is that the 2 books that Obama wrote and all the hoopla of his birth certificate wasn't enough vetting. Really?! I said this in 2008 and I believe it's still good in 2012, if Hillary Clinton and her team couldn't find anything in Obama's past worth spilling for the presidency (b/c 2008 was TOTALLY for the Dems' taking, it didn't matter WHO the nominee was), then there's nothing to find. He smoked some weed and had coke. Oh, but wait! That's not news since he put that in one of his books. Get off it with the media didn't vet him. FoxNews MADE UP STUFF about him and it couldn't stick!

    And NOW, the sitting president can't fundraise... Oh good grief! I understand that all of the nominees for president are millionaires, but there's a difference between those who at least attempt to lend a hand to others and realize that they didn't get there on their own and those who say that it's your own fault if you're not where you want to be, or they portray themselves to BE like a 'normal' American, but despise them at the same time. At least Obama is talking about education. The wealthy didn't get wealthy on their own. They didn't just wake up one day and say "I'm wealthy today." They had some sort of education behind them that they needed in order to move forward. And more than likely it was some sort of public education. This GOP is willing to dismantle our education system, but they still see us as being a 'Superpower". Economics is tied to our education. We cannot have one without the other.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  27. rosalynneus

    He mingles with the rich and famous. Michelle must be happy and proud. The Obamas only care about those you pay thousands of dollars to meet them. Obama should visit the unemployment offices and homeless shelters where once middle class families are now homeless.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • IndyIndy

      Sure would be nice if 112th Congress passed a bill that would help the unemployed (either and extension in the insurance we pay into, or a jobs bill that won't hurt another part of our fragile economy), huh?

      January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Joe

      If u had any clue you know he has been there or should I say he came from there. You simply can't get over the success of our president and how he is living the American dream. He came from familiar background..single parent ...blah ..blah...he is in touch

      WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      January 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
    • Steven

      Yes he doesn't practice what he preaches. He is the same as the GOP all he cares about is the status quo. I'm 23 served in the navy and am now going to college but i'm worried that NO MATTER WHO IS elected that AMERICANS lose because we can't keep electing the lesser of 2 evils and i don't even know who the lesser evil is now..........

      January 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  28. sectionsergeant

    I do not know where most of the people on here is getting their information, but if Obama had not spent the money he did for the bailout, we would be in worst shape then we are now. You talking about money and jobs, and two wars that was not funded and then give tax cut to all that was benefitting the rich and wandering why the economy is in the shape it is in. 1. The tax break should have never happen. 2. In one war to protect our nation and then get into another war one with no concern of our by lying to the American people about WMD. Why in the he** you think Gen Powell resigned. Now we got GOP's trying to blame Obama for sh*t that caused the downfall of the economy. I hate to tell you all that we have to spend money to make money. and the pipeline you all keep ntalking about saying it would produces 10's of thousands job which is a lie, would only produce about 5000 jobs. You guys & gals need to use more then one source to get information. I feel Obama has done a great job for what he have had to work with. All you crybabies need to really reading and get more info before you try to defend your views. And all you talking about welfare some people need it due to the lose of their job. Most people have paid in to it so they can receive it when needed.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  29. mx3120

    it saddens me that that he's going to get his second term.
    GOP candidates are constantly shooting at each other, showing that they all only care about getting the presidency rather then helping the country.

    i can only hope Obama doesnt mess up as bad as he did in his first term...
    seems thats the only reason we have the presidency campaigns nowadays, is to choose who would mess up the LEAST during their term.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • Mari

      then if Obama messed up so bad his first term, which he has, way would even consider him for a second.

      January 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  30. Steven

    I'm sorry i just can't respect a man that talks to Spike Lee and wants to be the President as in spike Less's mind as of late there are only 2 races in the world white and black. Meaning if you are any race but black then your just like the white ppl. Why campaign with someone as racist as Spike Lee?????

    January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
    • Gurgi

      You are correct, that is another thing that the liberals sweep under the rug, the first families racism. But of course since it is racism against white people, it isn't really racism, now is it?

      January 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  31. tomclements

    Give me your money...I promise to exceed my food stamp record of 2011.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  32. Sharon

    And all I wanted to do is go home after a hard day of work....and I could not. The city was shut down during a rush hour. Some guts he has to come to a big city like that for his own agenda with no care to other people needs. Typical Obama. Care only for himself. Next time he should know that I needed to spend more money on babysitting, so be considerate and if you want to come to NYC make it off hours. Should be good enough for you. As far as I am concern, don't come here at all. Go to Chicago. Go home already.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  33. Thelookingglass

    BARACK OBAMA ALL THE WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

    January 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • mx3120

      @lookingglass i would like to have the kool-laid your having, looks like you dont have a care in the world

      January 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
      • asdfjkl

        you would like it, it washes down the bs your parents fed you and now have to tweak logical thought to justify not having to re think your position on politics. In short, you have too much invested in your train of thought to turn back now. I gotcha man, its rough but, pretend your a lawyer and your hired to defend some democratic views against your own arguments. After doing this and in reverse (with republican views) i switched political parties on the federal level. I still vote republican in local government, but that has more to do with the candidate not the party.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • robert

      all the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back to Kenyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      January 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  34. A Republican

    OK, believe what you want, but on the republican side we have an adultry, cheat, no moral, a billionaire that pays a % of taxes less than most people and who's been on both sides of every major issue, a man that sponsored racists pamplets and thinks we should cut the government to zero, and a man who his own state didn't want him and has been living high as a lobbist. OK say what you will about Obama, but I'm sorry this time around I can not bring my self, consious and lower my standards to vote for any of the republs. All i can say, they're dangerous, disgusting and not presdient material!

    January 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  35. dreamer96

    Newt is right about one thing, no decent Republicans are running to the GOP Presidential Race..

    Obama 2012..

    January 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • Mari

      How would you define a decent Republican?

      January 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • robert

      how did Obama get into Harvard? affirmative action because he couldn't compete

      January 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
  36. Jake

    the GOP keeps forgetting to point out that "Obama's billion dollar war chest" is made up predominately of small donors who have contributed $25 or less!

    January 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  37. AudreyinGA

    President Obama!!!! Another 4 years.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • robert

      because u need your welfare check

      January 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  38. Jerry

    Oh well...What's else is new? This is all this Campaigner-in-Chief knows to do. Also, HE'S NOT TRYING TO GROW JOBS AND THE ECONOMY; he never will. This president is only interested IN GROWING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and wasting billions of dollars on projects of his political/economic supporters. This way he will always have a readily available pool of economic supporters and voters.

    America, REMEMBER 2012. Under no circumstance drink the president's spiked Kool Aid, AGAIN.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  39. sectionsergeant

    Come on Jerry, You are preaching jobs but when he put out his job plan the GOP shot it down because .3 and .5 of a percent for anything over a million dollars. I do not think that is too much to asked to help put the country back on the right path. and this would have added 1.9 million jobs, so the ones you should be mad at is the GOP.

    January 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  40. F-Gingrich

    Let's be honest.....For those whom are backing "anyone but Obama", they just don't have the nuts to say.."Anyone but the black guy".....Hypocrits!

    January 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Gurgi

      Oh, just stop being racist. The poor me race card no longer has any credibility, you throw it too much.

      January 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • steveo

      I think we all understand that there are those who are indeed biased and racist against Obama. There are those who voted for him and those who voted agaisnt him for the very same reason, he is black! There are those who voted for him because they though is was te best choise, just lik ethose who voted against him because they though Mccain was te best choice!

      Realize there are those with honest and intelligent disagreement with DEM policies. These people do exist! Are there racists in the GOP? Yes, just like there are racists in the Dem party too! Is everyone who disagrees with Obama a racist? No!

      January 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
      • steveo

        bad spelling, typing too fast!

        January 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Mari

      Obama is not black. He resents the blacks that why he does nothing for them. He hates whites. The race card continues to be pathetically played because Obama is racist like, sadly, so many people who do not have the energy or intelligence to strive to accomplish on their own merit. Blame is a shameful excuse.

      January 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
      • Roy

        This is the most ignorant and out of context comment I've ever heard in my life you make no sense.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:37 am |
      • samuel

        Mari,

        I hope you are too ignorant to know how to vote ! WOW.....please. Just debate the facts on the site...for adults only !

        January 21, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • robert

      his white half sucks too

      January 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  41. sara

    So ignorant comments on this site. Racist plus ignorant. Bah, Bah

    January 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  42. livingston

    Without his teleprompter,he is nothing,he is just an empty suit,a closet Muslim and a bozo......i am appalled as how the ignorant liberals elected an ignorant man of no intelligence to the WH ......

    January 21, 2012 at 8:33 am |
  43. Roy

    All thes rich people who throw their money at a candidate to get him elected/re-elected expect/gets many favors repaid if elected not to mention the big tax deduction for doing so. This is why politics sucks so bad in this country and will always be corrupt as long as big money rules the game expect more of the same no matter which bafoon(s) get elected – nothing.

    January 21, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  44. How many?

    "160 hundred people" ? ... and you think education in the south is bad?

    January 21, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  45. SallyinChicago

    Hopefully the Democratic voters won't stay home next time and they will vote. He's not perfect, and he's not God. He can't part the waters. And I agree with Sara - so many racists show their colors on these boards. I wish CNN, et al would not have a message board whenever they report about the President, because the KKK is in full action mode.

    January 21, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  46. Mark

    Hannity and Billy O please feed these Pubs some new talking points. Limblowed and Beck are totally tapped out, I guess so are Hannity and Billy O. What fools!

    January 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  47. ARam

    I am amazed after reading some of these posts by people who have no clue what they're talking about. The idea of helping those in need somehow is always labeled as socialism. Some of the people here need to educate themselves on the subject.

    I am a Canadian who has also lived in the US a number of years. In Canada we have universal healthcare, tight gun control laws, we have a great education system (my province Ontario has been regarded as one of the best education systems in the world), we have a very high percent of our students graduating from high school and university, and we also have very liberal laws when it comes to equal rights, like allowing gay marriage. I can tell you the standards of living of our middle class are a lot better of those in the US, I have experienced both. We have a very low crime rate and yes we do pay higher taxes, the more you make the more you pay, and yet we still have the opportunity to be successful, my family is proof of that, we have been running successful small businesses for a few years now. We are not a socialist country, we enjoy the same freedoms you do in the US, we simply understand that in order to have all of this, we need to help those who are in need of it for the greater good of the country. Our economy has not tanked the way some have, because we understand the importance of a strong middle class. We separate church from government and we integrate rather than segragate. Yes we do have our flaws and we are not perfect but from what I've see going on in the US right now, specially from the none sense coming from the GOP and their supporters, I am glad I decided to move back to Canada and not stay in the US. I would not have said this 10 years ago when I was living in New York!!! I am a huge fan of the US and love the people but it seems that the GOP wants the country to take step backwards rather than moving the country ahead. By the way I have travelled to Europe, Asia and Latin America the last decade and I can tell you the rest of the world has a stronger, more favourable opinion of the US under president Obama than they did when president Bush was in power!!!

    January 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  48. coolmancave.com

    The first time in months that I've clicked on "I'm Feeling Lucky" and amazingly got a useful site. Thanks!

    June 27, 2012 at 5:21 am |