Obama pays house visit to Reno couple
May 11th, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Obama pays house visit to Reno couple

RENO, Nevada (CNN) –- It’s not every day the President of the United States shows up on your doorstep but that was the case for Paul and Val Keller at their Reno, Nevada, home on Friday.

The reason for the president's visit was to highlight problems with mortgage refinancing and to urge Congress to do more to help homeowners.  Many families, like the Kellers, are struggling to refinance their home because they owe more than their home is worth. The Kellers purchased their $168,000 home fourteen years ago, yet now it is only worth $100,000.

In October of 2011, Val Keller heard the president announce new measures aimed at helping underwater homeowners and decided to call her bank and ask about the regulations. Their mortgage was refinanced within 90 days.

President Obama congratulated the Kellers for saving nearly $3000 a year but said that Congress needs to expand the number of people eligible for assistance.

“The pool of folks who can refinance right now, when their homes are underwater, is still too small,” the president said. “But in order to expand that opportunity - we want to include everybody; people whose mortgages aren't government-backed. And in order to do that, we've got to have Congress move.”

Home refinancing is part of the Obama administration’s “To-do list,” initiatives the president wants to see pushed through Congress. He urged Americans to press their member of Congress to pass legislation to cut through the red tape in the mortgage market.

“Nag them until they actually get it done. We need to keep moving this country forward. Send them an email. Tweet them. Write them a letter if you’re old-fashioned like me,” Obama said.

The White House says that since October, applications for refinancing have increased by 50% nationwide and 230% in Nevada. The housing crisis has hit the state particularly hard. Nevada led the nation in the number of foreclosures for several years, until Arizona recently took the top spot.

But critics say the president's visit is nothing more than a political stunt.

“While that's a neat symbol for the Kellers to have the president visit their house, when you look at success of those policies regarding what's going on with foreclosure in Nevada and down on the ground that sort of stuff, we are still in critical condition with housing in Nevada,” said Rep. Mark Amodei, who represents the Reno area.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s campaign organized a conference call with Amodei and Nevada Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki to discuss the president’s visit to Reno with reporters.

“The president's policies are not doing things to help our economy here and I appreciate the president coming to town and sitting down in the living room with the Kellers but it's not going to solve our problems,” Krolicki said.


Topics: 2012 Election • Nevada • President Obama

soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. SwissFrench

    Rmoney can never catch up with Mr President on being in touch with ordinary folks like the Kellers.

    Let him continue to CRITICIZE without proffering any SPECIFIC solutions.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
    • ReaiityBites

      Ordinary people don't drive a $40,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

      Not that I expected the collaberating news networks to pick on the obserdity of this status symbol while their golden child was talking.

      May 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU GOT SOMETHING AGAINST RICH PEOPLE? HOW DARE YOU HATE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE LIKE ROMNEY AND THE KELLERS! HAHAHAHAA!!!!

        PS, ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN AFFORD BIG CARS. IT'S CALLED A CREDIT CARD, PERHAPS YOU HAVE HEARD OF IT.

        May 15, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  2. sayer

    More sour grapes from the GOP still in reaction mode. I wish they would try harder to keep up; it would at least be more entertaining. This is a pathetic. Obama visits a middle class couple and Romney calls a Rep & Lt. Gov. Romney doesn't get it and apparently never will.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
    • Howard

      Abraham Lincoln said ... "You can fool some of the people ALL of the time" ... You're obviously the FOOL he was talking about !!!

      May 12, 2012 at 1:15 am |
      • lisa2010

        UNLESS YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE, LIKE ROMNEY, WHO SAID LET THEM GO BANKRUPT!!!! I THINK YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE THAT DON'T GET IT... AT LEAST THE PRESIDENT IS IN ACTION MODE, WHERE'S ROMNEY??? OUT THERE PASSING ALL HIS BS.... IF HE HAD HIS WAY(WHICH HE DON'T AT THE MOMENT) HE LET EVERYONE GO BANKRUPT... DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG BANKRUPTCY STAYS ON YOUR CREDIT REPORT... 10 YEARS...I THINK ROMNEY WOULD LOVE NEVADA, RIGHT UP HIS ALLEY,,, THAT'S WHY YOU SEE A LOT OF FORECLOSURES....

        May 12, 2012 at 8:41 am |
      • jean2009

        James Thurber said "You can fool some of people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."However, It was George Bush's philosophy"That you can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." Which I think was a Goebbels' quote. .

        May 12, 2012 at 10:14 am |
      • mike

        This man is a joke. I would have kicked him off my lawn as a symbol of how he will be kicked out of office. Get ur popcorn ready.

        May 13, 2012 at 7:41 am |
    • deborah

      go to cnbc.com and read the facts about this couple. They took out a refinance in 2007 and that is why their house is now underwater. Granted they didn't take out the whole 250,000 that they could have, but they still used the house as an ATM. Now they just need to wait it out. This couple pays the price for their foolishness.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:56 am |
  3. G

    If it was left up to Romney, the housing market would hit rock bottom. And, all homeowners including this couple mentioned in the article above would lose their homes and would end up sitting outside infront on the curb with their belongings.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • Chris

      G, just a cople things, 1: if the housing market was let to reach its natural btm.three and a half years ago we would be out of this mess by now, instead the government is doing just enough to drag this out over the next ten years. Don't you realize this is just hurting twice as many people as it would have if we would have let the market correct itself in 2008 and 2009. Now we are all in homes that are worth less because the only way to sell your home is to take what you can get (a huge loss). 2: their house is only worth 100K, down 68K over 14 yrs and they are doing a refi? What is the rest of the story, how many second mortgages did they have?

      May 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • pwods

      Any Romney will be there to scoop them up dirt cheap.

      May 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
    • ThinkAgain

      That's because the only people Mittens cares about is the investor class. We're all just insignificant, replaceable parts.

      May 12, 2012 at 12:23 am |
    • Howard

      The Obama supporters and main stream media don't care about truth, or facts ... they deal in smear campaigns, and lies. Like their corrupt leader, Barack Obama, they will say, or do anything to keep Obama in power. In November, replace Obama with a man who is honest, and competent ... Mitt Romney.

      May 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
      • irtrustno1

        You mean the truths and facts that you get from Fox News? Most of us who are in touch w/ reality are making the well being of this country a priority.. unlike a certain group whose only concerned about "power". Romney honest & competent? Just shows how out of touch w/ reality you are.

        May 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        Howard! 'Truth and Facts'?? LOL!! You are the one who doesn't deal with those two things!! Those two things have always got in the way of your 'Hate-Obama' tirades and rants, so you just ignore them!! LOL!! You are flip-flopper just like your 'honest and competant' man Mittens is!! Out of one side of your racist mouth, Obama hadn't done a thing; what happened to the 'change' he promised?? He hadn't done this or he hadn't done that!! He's just a Celebrity-in-Chief and anything disparaging you can think of to spin and SPEW that he's a sorry excuse for a President!! Out the other side of your racist mouth, you claim he's this big traitorous, dangerous, villainous crook; this corrupted individual who along with his 'corrupted' administration has been doing something!! You contradict your own accusations of the President!! You are and have always been a 'truth and facts'-free FOOL!! If Obama isn't affecting 'change' in Washington, then why are you and the rest of your like-minded ILK raising so much hell?? DAILY!!! It stands to reason that if he was up there doing everything just like all of the rest of them did, you all would be happy!! Oh, but NO!! Even with the few things he does try to implement that were implemented by past Presidents and percieved as 'a good thing' are now all of a sudden 'corrupt' and bad things!! The policies he has been able to put in place that were looked at by the experienced, the experts, economists, analysts, people of wisdom and knowledge and agreed upon as the best things to do for the nation at this time, always runs into a brick wall when it come to YOU Howard!! You are the BIGGEST FOOL on this site!! The LOUDEST too!! Your cry to replace Obama with an 'honest and competant man', Romney?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS?? He isn't anymore competant than you are!! He's just richer than you!!! LOL!! By the way, since you had the nerve to go there, I don't remember Obama replacing any 'honest and competant' man!! Talk about corruption, you might do well to shut your pie-hole!! George W Bush and Dick Cheney were two of the BIGGEST crooks to EVER pass through the Whitehouse, and the whole world knows it!!

        May 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        Furthermore, as far as your stupid remark about smear campaigns, nobody in the world can smear worse than YOU, the GOP/TEAPARTYERS, the Limbaughs, Becks, Coulters, Ingrahams, Hannitys, O'Reillys and your WHOLE favorite 'con' newsstation FAUXNEWS!! We Liberals aren't that immature, normally, but if you think that after taking it from you all for so long, that we won't eventually fight back, you'd better think again, Howie-Wowie!!! LOL!!

        May 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  4. Whoosh

    Mr.Romney cannot possibly identify with the middle class. I bet he has never been in any of the 'marts or pumped gas in a can or in his car or used an ATM. When has he ever gone to the bank and withdrew money from his savings to buy a new stove. Can you imagine him at a subway waiting on a meatball sub. He cannot, even vicariously, imagine the life we live, too out of touch. That's why he is so robotic when addressing middle class people in his mama jeans; but just watch him in his suit and tie speaking comfortable with big business board members and Wall streeters. The truth hurts.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
    • Four and The Door

      We are not voting for the plumber or the guy to do electrical work at the White House. We are voting in November for an individual to manage the federal government of a nation of 350 million people with the largest, most complex economy the world has ever known. Yes. We want someone who is a proven success. Do not sell this job short.

      So Mitt Romney may not move like Jagger. Get over it. The job takes what he has. Obama has failed. We need to recognize that Obama has used every trick he knows, but he does't have a clue. Mitt Romney is the right guy at the right time. Let's do this nation a favor and put someone in who can handle the job. It is important enough.

      May 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        Four and yada yada, you never cease to amaze me with your stupidity. Mittens made his money by breaking up American companies, laying off American workers and shipping American jobs overseas. He's a patsy and a puppet for the likes of the Koch brothers, just another Karl Rove lap dog who, like GW Bush, will do whatever he is told. The income equality gap under him would widen even more, the Middle Class will go up in smoke, and we'll be just another pathetic third-world nation.

        After reading your posts over the last few years, I've concluded you're either a completely ignorant fool or a GOP plant. Either way, PATHETIC!

        May 12, 2012 at 12:25 am |
      • lisa2010

        MITTS RAN HIS STATE DOWN TO 47TH IN THE NATION AS GOVERNOR... AND YOU WANT HIM AS PRESIDENT, AND YOU GOING TO BELIEVE HIS B.S... YOU SAID HE IS THE BEST PERSON FOR THE ECONOMY, ???? AND FOR THE REST OF HIM, HIS FOREIGN POLICY, SOCIAL ISSUES AND EQUALITY ISSUES... YOU RATHER HAVE HIM RUN THE COUNTRY ON THE BACKS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE POOR???? AND HE WANTS TO TRIM DOWN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... YOU KNOW, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERN, THE PRESIDENT IS DOING JUST FINE, WE'RE NOT GOING BACKWARDS, THE EMPLOYMENT IS INCHING UP LITTLE BY LITTLE... NOT AS FAST AS ANY ONE WANTS... BUT IT'S GETTING THERE,,, SHOW ME ROMNEY;S RECORD, HE ONLY GOT THE ONE AS GOVERNOR, AND THAT RECORD IS NOT SO IMPRESSIVE, AND YOU WANT TO GAMBLE ON "CINDERELLA", THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS ,HIS SWISS BANK ACCOUNT IS JUST GOING TO GET BIGGER... AND HE HAS ONLY STAPLES TO SHOW FOR IT....WOW!!!!

        May 12, 2012 at 8:51 am |
      • scott

        Sounds to me like you are a gulliable person ThinkAgain , you believe anything Obama tells you, you are the type of voter he likes, a mindless liberal that cannot think for himself

        May 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  5. Jess C

    Now Mittens will be following the President and knocking on doors. Get your own ideas, Mittens. You have no comfort zone with the middle class, so this is way beyond you.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • lisa2010

      yeah, that's why the old saying goes..IMITATION IS THE BEST FORM OF FLATTERY!!! watch romney, he mirrors the president on everything, what he says, what he does!!! this man has no creativity, he seems to be a follower, NOT A LEADER!!! the only thing he seems to lead on, his picking on someone different than him...

      May 12, 2012 at 8:56 am |
    • Mark from Louisiana

      WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 — Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions.

      The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by investigators to be destroyed.

      The Selective Service System’s new privacy rules were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, four days after the September 16 announcement by World Net Daily that the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case Posse” was opening an inquiry with full subpoena power into alleged forgery of several documents concerning Obama’s birth and draft registration.

      May 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
      • irtrustno1

        Get lost, Donald Trump!!!

        May 14, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  6. JOE

    Out with barry in November!! Believe it!!

    May 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • JOE

      Let's face it, barry is NOT the man for the job. Never was, never will be.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
      • drecrews

        You are about to get your feelings hurt . Trust me.

        May 11, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
      • drecrews

        you are about to get your feelings hurt. Trust me.

        May 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
      • Godabed

        The man asked you a question, So who is the man for the job. It's clearly not Mitt Romney, the made said outright that during a recession he wants a Global American Military force.... (What?) Then on top of that he is constantly changing his position on things, where exactly does this man stand? No one knows. To just be blinded by hatred of Obama is ridiculous. The man has done a lot of good for our country, where the unemployment national rate was at 10% it got it down to 8.1 % with Republicans fighting him every step of the way, Released several budgets to congress that were dismissed, has several things in congress stalled.

        This whole stop Obama from getting a second term thing, has made our country worst. And it's people like you, and the tea party who are to blame.

        May 12, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • GetReal

      Let us know if you ever find your man for the job.

      May 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
      • GetEd

        Does calling President Obama Barry make you feel big? Let's see, who's going to take care of little Joey when
        he's upset in November.

        May 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
    • ThinkAgain

      Our country would be in the toilet if it weren't for President Obama. GM would be history, along with all the millions of jobs in the auto industry's supply chain; bin Laden would still be comfy in Abattabad; the housing industry would have completely collapsed; and there'd be no hope for any reinvestment in our country or her future.

      If you like the model that Mittens proposes, of the top 1% (the top 1/10 of which has seen its income rise by 570% since 1980) owning and controlling everything so much, why don't you just move to a third-world country like Somalia, that doesn't have any functioning government to be on your back or India where there's no income tax and no infrastructure.

      Knock yourself out – and get out!

      May 12, 2012 at 12:29 am |
    • lisa2010

      and put romney there, YOU'RE NUTS!!!

      May 12, 2012 at 8:59 am |
  7. acajunthatsagun

    The government and the private sector's response to this crisis has been pathetic.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  8. Luke,AZ

    President Obama is the most down to earth president America has had in 60 years. For those of you who think Gov. Romney should be our next president read the following :

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/romneys-troubling-reaction-to-the-bullying-story/2012/05/11/gIQAhjt0HU_blog.html

    May 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • scott

      Just read the story, cheap piece of writing, I hope you are not so gulliable to believe it?

      May 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
      • irtrustno1

        Why? Just because it's not from Fox News?

        May 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
      • luke,az

        Truth hurts, doesn't it ? This story is undeniably credible.

        May 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
      • Jay Dee

        If it were not true, why would Romney respond to it?

        May 13, 2012 at 6:40 am |
  9. Gary

    This couple is under water because they took out a home equity loan to pay off some bills so they could retire. They are not under water because they bought a home and then it lost value. This is insane! Taxpayers are now expected to subsidize this couple because they used their home as an ATM. I'm not judging them, it's their right to do so but they shouldn't be getting tax payer money to retire that home equity debt.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  10. george of the jungle

    Repos have a hard time keeping up with the president so they try to bash him at every turn . Mean while rich bully romney is out chasing his rich buddies. And lying about saving the auto industry. Get real how can you back someone even the repubs cant stomach?

    May 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • scott

      Rich buddies??? What about Obama hanging with the hollywood crowd. He is no better then anyone else, worse in most ways

      May 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  11. enuff

    Does this mean that if the President says he uses Angel Soft, Romney will call the CEO of Charmin to discuss it? Good grief... can this guy ever campaign on anything of his own?

    May 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  12. lawrencescott

    this upcoming election is very exciting and is shaping up to be one of the most interesting elections in american historyand i must admit that president obama is on track what he offeres the amercians is creative ideas to get us moving again .take a deep breath americans rember this a top republican stated after the election of this president was that he would do all he could to make sure that obama would be a one term president .this man was elected and was given a huge hold to come out of and what the gop tea party dis was did everything that they could to make there dream a reality without any regards to us the american people lets stand up and send the gop /tea party and there fake representive standard bearer a claer precise message we know what you are doing ,you would rather reward your rich friends on the backs of the elderly poor and the so called middle class .with the gop rayne plan and with the election of mitt romney america will be dome forever .do you think that the poor in this country will stand by and let these nuts starve ther family and childern at the expense of the filty rich i think not there will be one of the most peole revoulutions right here on our shores in our neiborhoods. this isnt meant as a theat its common sense and the reality of this ..so when you vote its not about your ideoligies its about whats good for our country period obam moving forward 2012 .

    May 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Obama has failed in every attempt to fix the housing market, costing the American Treasury hundreds of billions of dollars. It is not the federal government's responsibility and Obama has proven he has no idea how to make it work. Leave it up to the experts, not the taxpayer.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
    • lisa2010

      HE FIXED MY MORTGAGE.... AND I'M LIKE THOSE PEOPLE, THE KELLERS, I REFINANCED AND GOT MY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DOWN, AND GET TO KEEP MY HOME.... WHAT COUNTRY ARE YOU FROM????

      May 12, 2012 at 9:01 am |
      • modestobruce

        TURN OFF THE CAPS!!!

        May 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  14. daris

    @ four and the door please just name one real thing that he has done just one real thing

    May 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
    • Bill

      President Obama's HARP helped me refi my house earlier this year helping me have more to spend on other improvements that will in turn stimulate the economy!

      May 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  15. M Woods

    If they hadn't refinanced and the wrong time, they would've been in the black, These people have no clue about finance. Apparently neither does our president.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
  16. Corey

    Wasn't he in the same neighborhood last year spouting the same crap? It's like a bad nightmare that keeps repeating itself...

    May 12, 2012 at 12:44 am |
  17. Otto

    Yes, this is a political stunt, but what do you people expect from a politician? Would your guy do anything different? No, but somehow it'd be okay when your guy does it. Get over your partisan b.s. already and have some objectivity. Most of us are middle class, wanting the same things–families, work, security, safety, liberties, etc. Yet you've let pundits and politicians try to divide you into categories of social, not economic, inequalities. They can only understand the master/slave dynamic that a thinking, controlling middle class doesn't fit into. They want us to overworry about gun rights or gay marriages or whatever so they can break up and steal our power. Don't let them divide us. Don't let them revoke our liberties. Don't line up with them just because they have an R or a D next to their name. Fight for the middle class wherever possible. Thank you for following my rant.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:52 am |
  18. Lex

    Yes,we can do it.yes we we well

    May 12, 2012 at 3:33 am |
  19. Jerry

    daris, To answer your question: Pandering and more pandering. Guess who is paying for his campaign visit to the Keller's household. The most surprising thing is that some Americans are gullible enough to think that Mr. Obama really wants to help them. He REALLY wants to help himself and his political aspirations and, of course, his cronies.

    He just wants to be able to continue giving (blowing?!) taxpayer funds to his campaign contributors and other cronies for four more years.

    With this president lying and hypocrisy know no bounds.

    America CAN NOT afford four more years of Mr. Obama and his equally clueless/lying/divisive administration. Come 2012, America lets demonstrate to HIM and his cronies that the White House is NOT for sale to the highest bidder.

    May 12, 2012 at 6:57 am |
    • lisa2010

      AND YOU THINK ROMNEY IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND YOU BELIEVE IT... AT LEAST THE PRESIDENT IS IN A POSITION WHERE HE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT... WHERE'S ROMNEY, AFTER FIVE YEARS, HE STILL RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

      May 12, 2012 at 9:03 am |
      • jerry

        funny how Romney didn't make it to run against obama last time...mccain was the choice. People were worried about his MA healthcare legislation and his religion...NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THESE THINGS DONT MATTER,OBAMA HAS BEEN SUCH A DISMAL MORAL FAILURE ROMNEYS RELIGION AND MA leadership looks good. American is ready for a real American with American values to take the job of leader of the free world... time for the shady politician from chicago, the racist to go back where he came from.

        May 12, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  20. n

    According to Romney he wants poor people to lose home and then the bank can sell these home at cheap price to rich people like him so that these rich people can make a fortune on poor people misery way to go Romney. Once a bully is always.a bully shame on u Romney.

    May 12, 2012 at 7:43 am |
  21. sharon

    Mitt R. hasn't got the first clue. he let Michigan down...look @their economy and housing situation. i've worked with auto workers in factories who barely make a living and have to go back to houses that lose most of their value! making $10/hour after working for 4 years at a job and going home to a house that's only worth $20,000 sometimes doesn't seem to be worth the trouble! some people are even lucky to have a job! looking through people's trash to find recyclable cans, bottles or anything of value is not the way to live! nor is having to apply for welfare just to feed and to keep a roof over family because you are one of numerous applicants fighting to get that $8.00/hour job!

    May 12, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • jerry

      you forgot to mention MA is a liberal state ...so liberal they continued to reelect old Ted-the-scum-bag Kennedy...and for a brief time they had a GOP gov... being a conservative Gov in MA is like spitting into the wind...and I'm sure Mitt figured that out.

      May 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  22. LouAZ

    What is the point in this "article" ? They have lived in and paid a mortgage for 14 years in this house. They seem to have had no problem refinancing it. Did thy pull money out on the ReFi ? Why ? Are they going to sell the house now ? Their car is not worth what it used to be either, but no one ReFis a car. What did I miss here – other than the Banker/Realtor created housing bubble burst ?

    May 12, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  23. jerry

    oh...mortgage financing....obama is using this, the community organizer and former ACORN employee (one of the organizations who ripped off the tax payer with liberalized mortgage lending )...obama, your mortgage programs were all a dismal failure...do you really believe we are stupid enough to go for this crock? Next, cash for clunkers I suppose...try to paint that as a success too...high oil prices and dismal jobs prospects...paint that as a success of yours too...phoney soap salesman.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • jean2009

      Actually Jerry the one time that President Obama represented Acorn in 1995 it was on on a motor voter federal case and he was on the same side as the Justice Department and The League of Women Voters.
      ".Obama and two other attorneys represented ACORN in a 1995 federal civil lawsuit against the state of Illinois — Gov. James Edgar and other state officials were the named defendants — to demand that it enforce a new federal law known as "motor voter," which allowed people to register to vote when they got their drivers' licenses. There were five other named plaintiffs in the case, but ACORN was the lead plaintiff. Among the groups that sided with ACORN in the matter: the U.S. Department of Justice and the League of Women Voters. The courts concluded that Illinois had to enforce the law, and the case generated several federal court orders through 1995 and 1996."-
      Politifact

      May 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
      • jerry

        you failed to mention obama's efforts in project vote (ACORN) back in 1992 and other associations he had with this bunch of scum bags who siphoned of billions of tax payer dollars...voter fraud and all the rest.

        May 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
      • jerry

        what about obama and project vote (ACORN)...and the many other associations he had with this radical bunch.

        May 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  24. enuff

    Az- guess what? You CAN refinance a car to a lower rate. Banks and credit unions advertise it all the time. "Bring your loan to us and we can lower the interest rate by at least 1 1/2 percent." Hear it all the time. I guess you need to research a little more. Didn't Romney say once that he thought the housing market should be allowed to crash in order for it to come back? Kind of like let Detroit go bankrupt? I am sure these people in Reno prefer it didn't.

    May 12, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  25. scott

    Anything to get a vote, OBama does not care about the working class, all he cares about is getting elected. He is such a flip flooper, first he is against SuperPacs then he is for them, first he is against gay marrige, then for it. Instead of helping the people he is to busy hanging with the rich hollywood crowd. Four years of waste is all he gave us. Higher Debt, lower credit rating, arming the drug Cartels for kickbacks to his campaign, a health care plan no one can afford. More Goverment, more welfare, more of everything but jobs. This country can not take 4 more years of this guy. Vote Romney the man with the vision, the true American of this country. Kick the democrats and liberal trash to the curb.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  26. jcp370

    Oh great. Last time he was creeping around peoples' back yards. Now he's showing up on on peoples' doorsteps with his lucky podium. I can just picture it. The door rings, I open it & there's this buffoon, complete with Presidential Seal, Teleprompter saying, "Good Morning, My Fellow American".

    None of us are safe until we get this jacka$$ out of office.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  27. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Personal Service. Now that's what I call intellegent! Sure wish I could get a ton of the interest I paid on my house loan back. Those that play by the rules probably don't count. We made sure we knew where the money was coming from before we bought. Liberals make me sick.

    May 12, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  28. Chris

    I don't own a traditonal type of home, but I do own a mobile home, with a full time job and I consider myself to be pre-middle class. I'm not feeling the financial crunch that so many Americans are. It's very inexpensive where I live, plus I budget every chance I get. I drive a used suv and only spend what I know I can afford. If it's too expensive and I don't really need it, then I won't get it. Plain and simple. I think people that get themselves in financial turmoil are those that are terrible money managers, constantly trying to keep up with their neighbors. How about living for yourself once in your life and quit worrying how you look to others. I would think that most people don't give a rats azz about another's material gain. I know I don't. Who cares. As a democrat myself, President Obama is doing a fine job so far despite his opposition. He's a leader and a fighter, not afraid of getting dirty or slinging dirt right back at them. He stands up to the elitists that cause a bunch of uneeded drama and the rest of those right-wing tea baggin' nuts. It's those type of people we should be concerned about, the neo-conservatives of America. It's the haters that have a different agenda in mind, and it's not positive for America.

    May 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  29. HendersonNv

    If Obama visited my underwater house, he would get a different story. I've tried every time Obama has come out with HARP or a version of it. I have always been told "NO". Before HARP, NO. HARP, NO. HARP "2", NO. BofA (the problem here), says "maybe" HARP "3", but for now only Freddie and Fanny loans qualify, not BofA loans. But I'm not smart, because I continue to make all payments in full and on-time because it is my home and my contract.

    Again, Obama picking winners and losers.

    May 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      LETS JUST AGREE THAT YOU ARE NOT SMART.

      May 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  30. 0rangeW3dge

    "Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s campaign organized a conference call with Amodei and Nevada Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki to discuss the president’s visit to Reno with reporters."

    *Neat Point*

    May 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  31. duce

    The kool-aid is flowing at 50psi in here today. Obama's first morrtgage plan failed and so did his second, why would the third plan be any different? Did somebody have a gun to these people's heads making them sign the loan contract?

    May 13, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  32. jerry

    funny real funny...sets up his speaker podium in front of their garage... obama, will you please just address your record...we have had nothing but you and your monitor and media manipulation...day after day for three and a half years. The snow job needs to stop. I've never seen such a mess and you (obama) is in the middle of it all.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      Jerry, you know his record. It's the one where each and everything he has ever accomplished, you've gone out of your way to dismis!! You can find his record on the internet, that is if you are really interested!! I DOUBT IT!! Most of us are already aware of the bills he's signed into law, the ones he's still trying to get passed by your do-nothing Rethug/Teatard Congress to pass, and the terrorists his taken care. The healthcare, DADT, Ledbetter Act for Womens wages, his humanitarian efforts, Iraq War Ended, and a host of other things he has managed to get done without the help of you and your ILK!! INTENTIONALLY TOO!! You give us the platform that the Rethuglicans aka RoMoney is running on!! The only thing I've ever heard him and the rest of the RethugliKKKlan Party say was that they just wanted to take 'their country' back, and they were working towards making Obama 'A One Term President'!!! They made that their mission and goal 24 hours after he took that 'intentionally messed up' oath given to him by Judge Roberts!! Ohh, we're not fooled one bit!!

      May 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  33. Martin

    I am also live in Reno and i am dealing in used cars in different brands.....and I like this person, he is a great man in our country I really proud of him.

    November 6, 2012 at 2:23 am |