Obama wants Florida win for birthday present
President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at Rollins College on August 2, 2012 in Winter Park, Florida.
August 2nd, 2012
04:49 PM ET

Obama wants Florida win for birthday present

Winter Park, Florida (CNN) –- Buoyed by a recent poll indicating a 6-point lead in the crucial swing state of Florida, President Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park while making a particular birthday request only two days before he turns 51.

“Winning Florida wouldn't be a bad birthday present,” he declared, joking that when he blows out candles on his cake, “my wish will have something to do with electoral votes.”

The semi-serious remarks followed a “Happy Birthday” serenade from the crowd of approximately 2,500 supporters in a packed gymnasium at Rollins College, just outside of Orlando, in what is one of the most closely fought-over counties in the battleground state.

During the 20-minute speech, Obama ticked through the talking points that have become familiar on his stump this summer, including his administration’s role in the resurgent auto industry, private sector job growth, and the controversial health care law that was upheld by the Supreme Court in June.

But the president also added new fire to his arsenal, touting a recent report from the non-partisan Tax Policy Institute that claims rival Mitt Romney’s tax proposals are likely to result in a net tax increase of $2,000 for middle-class wage earners.

“He's asking you to pay more so people like him can pay less,” Obama told the crowd. They have tried to sell us this trickle down fairy dust before. And guest what, it won't work...it takes us back to a place we don't need to be.”

The Romney campaign has taken issue with that study, noting one of its authors used to work in the Obama administration while another author has expressed support in the past for the president’s tax policies.

But Obama responded in kind Thursday, saying that the organization that sponsored the study is headed by a former Bush administration economist. He also beat back the Romney campaign’s contention that the study did not adequately account for the possibility of a robust economic recovery.

“Then [the Romney Campaign] said the study failed to fully take into account the massive economic boom that would cut taxes on the wealthiest Americans and the biggest corporations because we all know how well that worked the last time we tried it,” Obama said.

The speech, called a “grassroots rally” by the campaign, comes on the heals of a recently released Quinnipiac University poll indicating the president holds a 51-45% lead in Florida, a state that is considered especially crucial to Romney’s presidential chances.

The Romney campaign made a concerted effort to counter the president’s message in Florida Thursday, deploying Sen. Marco Rubio, among the state’s more popular politicians and a potential vice presidential pick, to hold a counter rally just miles away. There, Rubio declared Obama to be “a historic disaster”

Obama will follow his appearance in Florida with a stop in Virginia Thursday evening, another crucial swing state that recent polls suggest is near dead even between Romney and Obama.


Topics: 2012 Election • Florida • President Obama

soundoff (206 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Hehe...yes...electoral votes. I see that Nate Silver's sattistical analysis has the highest likelihood scenario (by a huge margin) as being Obama receiving 330 electoral votes...with the current distribution being Obama at 299. Other sites are in the same ballpark. Perhaps the GOP/Teatrolls should have spent more time trying to figure out how to suppress electoral votes instead of minority votes?

    August 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      What have you been sniffin', kool-aid?

      August 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • judith

        You must be unable to read maps or calculate simple math. Read 'em and weep!

        August 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
      • Lionel

        Not the Ryan-Romney Kool-Aid please. We will not be fooled by the Republicans again

        August 3, 2012 at 9:38 am |
      • Martin

        Lionel, don't drink and type. Get your head out of your ass and take a look buddy! Obama will lose not just because he ran up more debt than the previous 43 presidents, and not just because he uses executive orders to hide wrongdoing like fast and furious, and not even he openly want to make America a communist community, and not because he refuses to let congress do its work, or not even because he can't prove he's qualified... No sir.. for none of those reasons will he lose. He'll lose because fundamentally, he's an asshole. And you and I both know that America is beginning to see that now.

        August 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
      • Cynthia L,

        @ Martin,
        Does it feel real groovey when the 'trickle-down-fairy-dust' finally hits your shoe?? (as, John Sebastian sings "Do you believe in Magic?" in the background)
        You better start sewing up the holes in your pockets.......And, while yer at it, you might want to do the same with your socks.

        August 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
    • bb

      do u enjoy being a welfare person???

      August 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
      • Name*

        Y do u keep saying welfare as if you hate poor people. Aren't you the same ppl that say Obama hasn't created good paying jobs so if someone needs welfare kuz as you say presidents failure of creating jobs and good jobs how can u fault.

        August 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
      • artie

        i work you dickhead or u think ,because we like like Obama,were all in food stamp,bet one one at least is a stupid hipocrite family memer is living on foodstamp.punk... you think ur better punk...

        August 3, 2012 at 1:58 am |
      • Best for America

        Are you an expert on welfare. Please help me understand how you decide from reading a post if someone is on welfare or not. Oh! I get it if a person has an opinion different from yours they must be on welfare.

        August 3, 2012 at 2:35 am |
      • The Right Left

        I own three succesful businesses, doing very well. I am also a liberal progressive. I am voting for Obama. I will note vote for Romney. I beleive everyone, inlcuding us, the rich should pay pour fair share of taxes. That is the patriotic thing to do. It is unpatriotic to hide your money in off shore accounts to evade taxes. The trickle down fairy dust is for the TEA Bubbas to snort. They have been fed these lines since the civil war. They nearly destroyed this country by siding with a few slave owning rich land owners.

        August 3, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • Howard

      Obama has already been given numerous UNDESERVED gifts, including the Nobel Prize. It's time he and his free loading supporters start EARNING their reward ... like the rest of hard working Americans do.

      August 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • kayla

        you mean ilke the non payer tax robme?

        August 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
      • Lizzie

        Kayla, repeating lies just shows you have no clue.

        August 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
      • Let's Talk About a Real Free Loader

        Free loading supporters of Obama? Are you kidding me? I happened to have compared my tax return to Mitt Romney's 1 tax return that he has put out so far, and I've got news for you pal, I paid more taxes than Mitt Romney did. Now in my eyes, I see Mitt Romney as a freeloader.

        Now I don't believe every rumor I hear, but if it is really true that Romney paid no taxes for the majority of the last decade, that would make him the biggest free loader of all the politicians I have ever had the pleasure to meet. If you don't like free loaders, you just might be backing the biggest one that I have ever seen in my lifetime! Oh, the irony!

        August 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
      • gavin

        Let'talk. it takes a free loader to know a freeloader.I know Mitt Romney. He is no freeloader. Before you juge anyone you may want to look into a mirror.

        August 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
      • Name*

        This guy says he knows mitt Romney pew poll 10 point lead today last august in 2008 pew poll Obama was barely ahead I'm sorry the rich and rednecks are the minority 3 states matter Penn Ohio Florida you can throw in Virginia.

        August 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
      • marinedad05

        You are hardworking? Presumptuous aren't you?

        This is the typical attitude of GOP & Conservatives. People like you think you are the only ones who have worked hard, you are the only one who have served in the military, and you are the only ones who pay taxes.

        And it is precisely this rah-rah attitude that most people in middle America shun.

        Keep it up, and while you are at it, just ask Mitt Romney, how many of his five sons bothered to serve in the military?

        August 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • Best for America

        the nobel peace prize committee makes the decision on who deserves this prize. Are you on the committee? Are you questioning all the other hundreds of nobel prizes. Oh! I get it the committee was right on more than a hundred prizes and only the one that President Obama got should be questioned.

        August 3, 2012 at 2:40 am |
      • kalimah samiullah

        You sound like a racist and bigot- why are the President's supporters freeloaders/ Obviously you are just regurgitating some stupid fox news comments. People like you need our sympathy because honestly you cannot think for yourselfand when you do you end up saying the dumbest things.

        August 3, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • judith

      You're quite right. Nate Silver is the most accurate forecaster and he shows Obama having a huge lead in the electoral college. The Republicans will throw a collective hissy fit and blame the media because they can't admit that they want to take the country back to 1900. Obama will win.

      August 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
    • Leopold

      I'd like someone to buy me a new Mercedes. But it ain't gonna happen. The President can wish and bluster all he wants, and Axelrod can spend millions on attack ads, but at the end of the day Mr. Obama is in very, very serious re-election trouble. I doubt it will help. Its like not studying for a test, doing badly on it, and then afterwards going up and arguing with the teacher to squeeze out a better grade. Doesn't help much. Should have done a good job up front rather than making poor judgments. He way over-interpreted his mandate: people elected him because they wanted good government, not a restructuring of the society.

      August 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
      • cic

        Romney doesn't believe in America like his slogan says. He has no trust in Americans banks so he puts his money in foreign banks and that should be the # 1 disqualification.
        Refused to release his tax returns cuz he didn't pay taxes.
        Rick santorum was right about him, The worst rep to nominate.

        August 3, 2012 at 12:37 am |
      • kalimah samiullah

        Leopold- wake up time-nobody likes Romney- President Obama is the people's choice! You sound foolish and ignorant of the facts.

        August 3, 2012 at 7:41 am |
    • truindep

      330 huh- not much for math are you

      August 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
    • concerneduscitizen

      Florida is going for Romney by a landslide. Does anyone even watch CNN anymore?

      August 3, 2012 at 12:46 am |
    • Nobama

      Man Obama can't stop talking about himself. Its always when i was or what i want or what i think. Instead if he was more about us and we I would consider it but no hes a self deluded moron.

      August 3, 2012 at 2:05 am |
    • BetterThanLife

      330 electoral votes, only if you count all 57 states, and start delivering the fake ID's so the Dead can vote this year too.

      August 3, 2012 at 2:07 am |
    • TransitDave

      Funniest Utube of the year......Hitler reacts to "You didn't build that"

      August 3, 2012 at 7:13 am |
    • Howard

      – URGENT APPEAL TO ALL AMERICANS –
      Mortgage your homes ...
      Sell the Gold from your teeth ...
      Cash in your Social Security checks ...
      confiscate your children's lunch money ...
      ... and, send it all to the Obama's, so that
      they can hold onto the lavish lifestyle
      they've become accustomed to.

      August 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Howard

      WHO DO I BLAME ?

      POOR PRESIDENT OBAMA
      If he gets reelected, look at
      the mess he's going to inherit.

      August 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • Howard

      – URGENT APPEAL TO ALL AMERICANS –
      Mortgage your homes ...
      Sell the Gold from your teeth ...
      Cash in your Social Security checks ...
      confiscate your children's lunch money ...
      ... and, send it all to the Obama's, so that
      they can hold onto the lavish lifestyle
      they've become accustomed to.

      August 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
      • bb

        Howard like your style !!!!!!!

        August 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • victoria7

      You are silly. The whole world knows Obama is inept and not respectful to our country. The over a hundred vacations his wife has made in 3 years is stupid. Obama silently returned the bust of Churchill to England from the Oval office. A rotten gesture and this came to the news media when Romney made the trip to London and told the Prime Minister he would get that bust back to the Oval office. One of many crooked moves Obama has made and Romney will mop up in November. Curious that the Labor folks do not have to abide by the law in notifiying employees of a layoff – that notice is 2 days before the election so Obama prepared yet another 'Executive Order' trying to stop that law.

      August 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
    • gavin

      Got news for all the liberals and right wingers.Most Americans are sick and tired of all the whining, compalaining, and bickering. Tha's why the Congress and the Government can't get anything done. Independents will determine the next election. The silent majority will turn out and elect the next President. Time for a change. Time to push the wingnuts out of both parties.

      August 4, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  2. Frank Marshall Davis

    GM's stock is low now they'll never be able to pay back the taxpayers. They've also began making high risk auto loans just to bolster sales. What Obama really wants for his birthday is a communist America, I wish he'd just admit it.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Mike

      Stock prices do not have a one to one relationship with profits. The auto industry is doing much better than it was. Also, look up communism before stating such obviously ignorant nonsense.

      August 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
      • Bob

        In order for the Government to get taxpayer money back, the price of their stock would have to hit $55. As of today, it is sitting around $20. Regardless of their profit, the taxpayer's will not break even until then. When you actually look at the facts, the auto industry is not alive, it is on life support.

        August 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • cic

      Seriously, you need to stop watching fox news.it's making you say some stupid stuff.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:43 am |
    • bb

      Very valid point.

      August 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  3. larry david

    sorry buddy, no birthday present this year. nope, you can go back to Chicago and take that teleprompter with ya, so you won't get lost. and i know you like to attack president Romney, oops, governor Romney for his success at Bain capital, but yes, he was successful there. and as a republican governor in a liberal democratic state, Massachusetts, the unemployment rate went down, not up like with you, and balanced budgets. heck, he vetoed over 600 bills. have you used that veto pen yet? oh yeh, you haven't even passed a budget in 3 years and your last one was voted down by your own democratic senate 99-0. wow! one more thing about the governor. when he presided over the Olympics, right after 9/11, it is the only Olympics in modern history to make money. looks like governor Romney has a mighty fine resume to me! and since you are so hung up about the governor "only" releasing 2 years of tax returns, are you ever gonna release your college records? what are you hiding. Romney has released his and he finished 1st in his Harvard law class and second in his business school class. wow, pretty good, eh. so please, mr. president get ready to head back to chicago where you can work more on your golf game so we can get an adult in the white house and take back your united socialist states of Amerika.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • Susie

      Sorry buddy but you are not going to win Florida,Ohio, Michigan, North and South Carolina, Colorado and Virginia and Pennsylvania look like they are going Romney.This is going to be a landslide for Romney. In fact, Obama is in desparate need of donations while Romney is sitting on a pile of cash. It is not looking good for Barack.

      August 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
      • matinparsonskansas

        what planet are you from, Romney doesn't have a chance in Pennsylvania, he might take Virginia, but that's it, people are going back to work, I voted for McCain, but I am glad he lost, 5 years ago my town was devastated, layoffs, closings, now every plant in town is hiring, I like the conservative values of the republican party, but in the end I am not having an abortion, I really don't believe obama is going to take my gun, I believe many government programs are vital to our way of life. I believe that a single mother of3 making minimum wage should get help with food and housing, were every American has health insurance, and I don't believe a prominent family like Michelle bachmanns should get almost a million in welfare, I mean subsidies, like there's a difference, it's government money they didn't earn

        August 3, 2012 at 4:48 am |
    • cic

      You guys need to teach romney how to use it because whenever he's left by himself, he says some stupid stuff.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:47 am |
    • Best for America

      Are you saying that you can tell more about a mans character and financial ethics by looking at his college records from 30 years ago and that some how his college grades are more important than his tax returns for the last 10 years. Since that is what you are saying you must go to the doctor and ask for his medical school grades rather than his license to practice medicine. I have tried to look at it from your point of view and I'm sorry I cannot tell if someone is honest by looking at 30 year old grades. I could look at tax returns for the past 10 years and get a good feel for his level of honesty.

      August 3, 2012 at 2:19 am |
    • bb

      Well written.

      August 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  4. Leftcoastrocky

    Mr. President, that was sort of a stupid thing to say.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  5. California

    The country wants Hussein Obama voted out for a Christmas present..

    August 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • kayla

      what polls are you reading? the one in your head?

      August 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
    • judith

      Obviously you are in a tiny minority in California where Obama is leading by 20 points. Look at the electoral math–Mittens is toast!

      August 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  6. Af

    Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott keep Florida in hostage. By the way, Gov. Rick Scott is the head of the Fl. what is he doing to create jobs. Not Obama to come to Fl. to create jobs, it is the role of the Governor. Gov. scott if you want Obama to create Jobs in Fl. then give up your Gov. Jobs. Period

    August 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  7. bb

    This jerk said he would not run again if the deficet was not cut in half, liar. I ll close gitmo LIAR, The best present this inept person could give us is for him to retire

    August 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • kayla

      jerk? you meant the idiot you have running as the republican nominee , right?

      August 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
    • marinedad05

      The 'jerk' is on you, you oaf!

      August 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • Aces Full

      Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Van Jones, Jeremiah Wright, Francis Fox Piven, Bernadine Dorn, Andy Stern, Derrick Bell, Jim Wallace, member of socialist New Party, International apology tour, 2,000 page health care bill that took a year to pass only after bribing his own party members, redistribution of wealth, social justice, Black Panthers, collective salvation, Black Liberation Theology, Critical Race Theory, Eric Holder, blame Bush and Republicans for everything, divisive class warfare rhetoric while he becomes a multi-millionaire in office and takes more campaign cash from Wall Street than anyone else, extensive Union cronyism, 9% unemployment, credit downgrade, Jon Corzine as his top financial advisor, White House security leaks, Solyndra, Siga Technologies and the Fast & Furious cover up – the “put the Community Organizer in charge to see what will happen” experiment is done.

      August 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
      • jo an

        I love all of them...'out of the box' creative, beyond....

        August 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
      • Best for America

        Did you really just state that the Mitt Romney has taken more campaign funds than any other candidate. That so true, thank you for sticking to the truth. I know how concerned you are that he is refusing to list so many of his contributors. Do you think he has something to hide. Oh! now I understand why he is hiding his tax returns.

        August 3, 2012 at 2:29 am |
      • Steveo

        @jo an
        I love all of them...'out of the box' creative, beyond
        -------–
        I know you do. btw google or bing weather underground! You'll love them even more. As for Wright, a man who desired curses upon his own country? OK! Does not say much for you but OK!

        August 3, 2012 at 10:20 am |
      • The Right Left

        Romney and the Super Pacs supporting him have raise $230 million. 70%of that money has come from 47-individuals, all Billioniares. When Sheldon Adleson writes acheck for $100 million, what does he want from Romney? Protection for his gambling operations. I urge all of the people on this forum who support Romney to put up or shut up. Send Mitt Romney $2,500, the maximum allowed for you(the commoner aka you people according to Ann Romney, the uninformed according to Rush). Then I will belie you truly believe in Romney's cause. Most of you are just blustering here because you hate Obama for his race. Let's face these facts.

        August 3, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • Lookwhoistalking

      @ bb, Do you want to read something funny? "Romney promises 12 million jobs in four years" "Bawahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha" (as I wipe the tears from my eyes) Now bb, who's the big fat lier?

      August 3, 2012 at 6:45 am |
  8. Juan Acevedo

    "...guest what"?

    August 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  9. Facepalm28

    That recent poll has got to have Romney's campaign nervous. Yes, I know it is one poll, and yes I am perfectly aware we are still 3 months away from the only poll that really counts. However, if Romney loses Florida, he loses the election, period. If he wins Florida but loses Ohio, he would have to win almost every other swing state to eke out a win. The only way to alter that math is by taking a more secure state out of Obama's column, like Pennsylvania...oh wait, Obama's up 8 points there too.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  10. alamoman

    All I want for Christmas is Obama in the unemployment line.........That's right liberal jerks,I said Christmas.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • kayla

      dream on

      August 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • Michael

      Amen, it would be nice seeing him sign up for the Foodstamps he keeps pushing.

      August 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  11. DEcember 2012

    WHAT DOES MITT ROMNEY WANT FOR HIS BIRTHDAY? TRICK QUESTION. MITT ROMNEY WAS NOT BORN BUT WAS MANUFACTURED IN CHINA.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    August 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • dave

      At least Romney Has a work record...

      August 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
      • kayla

        what work record?

        August 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
      • judith

        Romney's never gotten his hands dirty with work in his entire privileged life. Likewise, his privileged wife. Born to the purple and neither one has ever had a single financial worry. They've never lived in the real world. Mitt is a corporate vulture. No wonder he doesn't want "the little people" to see his tax returns.

        August 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        I WOULDN'T CALL IT WORK, MORE LIKE HE FUNCTIONS AS A WAFFLE IRON.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

        August 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • Best for America

        Barney Madoff had a work record and hidden tax returns. I won't be voting for him either.

        August 3, 2012 at 2:31 am |
    • Michael

      Mitt has a huge work record and success to prove it. Un like n.No bama is a typical never worked his day lib politition thta has NO CLUE... Uhhh duhhh we built this, you didnt build this. What a bone head nobama is

      August 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
    • victoria7

      You are so silly. If you ever knew one the person Mitt Romney is you would be lucky. It is evident you do not know decency and integrity plus brilliance in making money can be done in these United States of america. November is coming and you will see that Romney is our President. Hopefully God will help in this one to get this country back to God and the reason for these United States while Obama may have dnoe damage, he has not been ablle to destroy most of us!.

      August 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
  12. nintex

    To the conservative posters who call liberals welfare frauds, dope addicts, communists, etc., listen up. STOP IT! I have been a liberal all my life – I have a college education, have worked my whole life, pay my taxes, go to church, give to charity, take in stray cats, and am nice to old ladies on the bus. Your description of liberals only serves to make you look desperate in the face of what's lining up to be an Obama victory in November and your bitterness is showing.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • I Agree

      Tell it like it is! I happen to be a Democrat myself. I make a very nice six figure salary, and President Obama's plan will actually raise my taxes (along with his own, for that matter). It never ceases to amaze me that these narrow-minded Republicans think that all liberals are living off welfare and first in line for a government handout.

      Now on the flipside, these are the same idiots who complain about George Soros, etc., and incessantly whine about George Clooney and all the other rich liberals in Hollywood giving money to the Obama campaign. It's like they know not all Democrats are poor and on welfare, but they just can't help themselves from resorting to the good old name calling and slinging mud tactics regardless. It is the height of absolute mind-boggling ignorance! Clue in, Republicans. We know you are not as dumb as your posts make you out to be. We do know, however, that it's much harder to come up with a coherent argument, thus the incessant whining about welfare and calling liberals communists and socialists is what is all too easy to fall back on.

      August 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • Lizzie

      You must be one in a million. Do you read the post of your same minded ones. Nothing but namecalling and accusations distortions and then just plain lies.

      August 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
      • joe

        Thank you Lizzie.

        August 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • joe

      To the liberal posters who call conservatives war mongers, bigots,racists etc., etc, listen up. STOP IT! I have been a conservative all my life – I have a college education, have worked my whole life, pay my taxes, go to church, give to charity, take in stray cats, and am nice to old ladies on the bus. Your description of conservatives only serves to make you look desperate in the face of what's lining up to be an Romney victory in November and your bitterness is showing.

      August 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • Steveo

      i do all you say you, with the exception of that cat thingy. I am a conservative. The left needs to stop calling names as well. Do't you think?

      August 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        And so you bring up the Weather Underground? Some people move on in life and look ahead.
        By the way, I know that y'all like to bash that Rev. Wright BUT- HE WAS A UNITED STATES MARINE! He served his country so you could feel FREE TO BASH HIM AND ANYBODY ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF!

        August 5, 2012 at 10:07 am |
      • Steveo

        Cynthia,

        Rangel was a Marine as well! What is your point? I appreciate the military service but not so much the political service. As far as Wright, I appreciate his service too but do not appreciate some of his words! Hassan was a soldier, he shot many of his fellow soldiers? again, what is your point? The dude who shot up that Sikh temple served in the Army. Again, your point, please!

        August 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
      • Steveo

        @Cynthia,

        btw I am not bashing nor belittling Wright or anyone else! I am TALKING about it! Since when was Wright a member of the Weather Underground anyway?

        August 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • Michael

      Wake up libtard, you guys are destroying the country and you have NO CLUE what the heck is going on. What is wrong with you guys? You claime to have gone to college and you cannot see what is going on by NoBama. WOW

      August 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
    • judith

      Nintex, I couldn't agree with you more. I've worked all my life, sent all three of my kids to school without a dime of "guvmint" help. All of my kids are well educated professional working adults. I get sick and tired of the conservative posters always jumping to the conclusion that I am a non-working welfare recipient. All of my liberals friends are also hardworking adults. Where do they come up with this fertilizer. What I really hate is how they love to kick around the poorest in society, because those people are easy to kick because they have no power. I've always detested bullies and the conservatives are first rate bullies.

      August 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
      • Steveo

        while I get sick and tired of those on the left believe most of us are racists! Looks like now you know how WE feel

        August 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Well, you have to admit since the Dixiecrats abandoned the Democratic Party because of the Civil Rights Act passing YOUR SIDE NOW AS AN ABUNDANCE OF THEM. And a once functioning Republican Party became a Southern Strategy – Tea Party infused NIGHTMARE. That's why I left y'all in the dust.

        August 5, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  13. Minced Mitt

    Republicans put a man at the top of their presidential ticket who would be unelectable if he were to release his tax returns to the public. Talk about unvetted! This after they chose Sarah Palin at the 2 spot in the last election. You really can't make this stuff up. In future elections, the parties will demand to see their candidates' tax returns before they even start the nomination process. That requirement will be known as the Romney rule

    August 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Michael

      Boy you libs are a joke, well you put a low life lier in the office who is the worst president in history. He makes carter look like a god

      August 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  14. MaryR

    It's ALWAYS about him and what he wants! He wants our wedding gifts and now he's saying what he wants for a birthday gift. This country wants a birthday gift of firing him and getting this country back to being American.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • MikeB

      We'll like firing him in November.

      August 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • kayla

      like dubya did?

      August 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
      • jerry

        soon the day will drive when you will have to rethink President Bush...you, my ignorant friend have been duped in a very big way and made to like it.

        August 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
    • judith

      Poor Mary, like most Republicans she has no sense of humor or irony. Pity the poor truth-challenged GOP. They'll really be angry when Obama gets his gift of reelection. I'm chilling the champagne!

      August 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  15. MikeB

    That's low.
    Asking people to elect him because he wants it for a Birthday Present.
    "Vote for me because I'm entitled to it because it's my Birthday."

    August 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Michael

      Guy is a joke and shows it every day

      August 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  16. James Krowe

    Ha! This boy ain't winning Florida, no way, no how!

    August 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • kayla

      boy as in rubio?

      August 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      REDNECKS ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES. OBAMA WINS BY A LANDSLIDE.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      August 3, 2012 at 12:10 am |
  17. jony

    Obama will get the best present of all...early retirement

    August 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
    • kayla

      wishful thinking, he'll be there 4 more years

      August 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • Michael

      Even better yeat a sore rear from getting a good kick in the beeeeep as he is walking out the door.

      August 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  18. Boot

    Give Romney a present send him to Afghanistan so he can hang out with the Taliban and teach them about scientology.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • Lizzie

      You got that one wrong President Obama wants to sit down with the Taliban and have tea, they don't drink beer.

      August 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  19. kayla

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • Steveo

      Time out, RIGHT NOW! According to the Bible, the Lion of the tribe of Judah is Jesus Christ, Himself. What are you saying? What's wrong with you that you would ascribe a title for Jesus Christ to Obama? You understand the word BLASPHEMY?

      August 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • Steveo

      Clearly you don't know that the title of Lion of the tribe of Judah belongs to Jesus Christ and Him alone! Not Obama!

      August 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • Steveo

      As a Christian, your words are offensive to me1 Jesus IS the LION of the Tribe of Judah. NOT Obama or anyone else. READ the Scriptures!!

      August 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
      • Best for America

        Please do not use the word christian when you refer to yourself. It's so misleading and will give us christians a bad name. if indeed you have at one time been a christian. please return to the teachings of your professed faith. No christian would create the mean spirited, hateful posts that you create on a daily basis. We christians believe that everyone is entitled to respect I will pray for your return to your former faith.

        August 3, 2012 at 1:57 am |
      • Steveo

        @Best for America,

        I will use Christian because that is what I am .n So beyond you judging me, Is what Kayla said true? Is Obama the Lion of the Tribe of Judah? Why did you not address that yet you sit in judgement of me? btw my posts are not hateful. Do you ever challenge hateful remarks for those that are indeed hateful?

        August 3, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  20. Justin

    I want Romneys Birther records. He's clearly not from this planet.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
  21. Michael

    Nobama is libtard trash, I want to give him the boot for his bday.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  22. bisoncookie

    Thus, it is not an exaggeration to describe this as the most important press conference in U.S. history, because it explicitly details, with new facts and more evidence than ever presented in one place at one time, from extensive, highly credible sources, the dangerously extremist nature of President Obama and the true goals of his virulently anti-American, radical leftist administration... AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW. READ MORE HERE: http://bwcentral.org/2012/08/the-most-important-press-conference-ever-held-at-any-time-in-u-s-history-part-1/

    August 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  23. charlie avila

    American fellows, if obama is re-elecyed four more years, he will have enough time to "destroy" our nation turning it from a super power to a third world country. God put obama in the white house, because politicians and americans has turned the back to god, taking out bibles from schools. Obama is opening the road to the anti-christ!...he want to disappear the united states as a super power from the global domain. Obama is a danger to the united states as well as democrats...don't re- elect obama or americans will be sorry and will be too late if re-elected...the bible says that women will support and follow the anti- christ...

    August 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  24. joe

    The country is drowning in red ink and numb nuts is making birthday wishes. Why hasn't he been at work? Nero Obama.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
  25. California

    FAST & FURIOUS
    SOLYNDRA

    WHERE'S THE TRANSPARENCY OABAM?!?!?!

    August 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      RIGHT THERE WHERE MITT IS HIDING HIS TAX RETURNS. NOT TO MENTION THOSE MISSING DOCUMENTS IN MA AND SLC.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 3, 2012 at 12:12 am |
  26. Marty

    Happy birthday, Kenyan-man!

    August 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  27. judith

    Florida is trending to Obama and the demographics of the electorate do not favor Republicans. I see the conservatives getting their collective shorts in a knot because they know they have a lousy candidate who nobody can stomach. Take a look at any electoral map and unless Romney can pull off a miracle, Obama will coast to reelection. Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

    August 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • Charlie B

      LOL Osama the half breed may win but he'll never be great only like Carter or Bubba, only a joke like them

      August 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
      • Best for America

        You have a name. i am certain that you prefer being called your name. Can you not give this same courtesy to everyone else. Here's help with spelling...President Obama, President Clinton, Mr. Charlie B. Please look up the definition of terms before you use them, half breed?

        August 3, 2012 at 2:52 am |
  28. Republican Not Voting for Romney

    Our Prez is going to win, Romney is Toast!

    August 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  29. Independent Voter

    Happy Birthday Mr. President. Glad you will have a 2nd term!

    August 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  30. Gizmo

    Its funny how Republicants like to name call and play hard politics but can never take it.

    August 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • Steveo

      I you think the name calling is one sided, you are sadly mistaken. Your side tosses out the race like a salad!.

      August 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
      • Steveo

        the race card!

        August 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
      • Best for America

        I read all the posts and congratulations you met your quota for the day. You are the first person to mention the race card. So now if you can just work it into the conversation, no matter what the topic, 4 more times, you will earn your bonus for today. Take a few minutes and read the other posts. The fact that you are the only one using this term indicates that for some reason you are preoccupied with race. Can this be the real reason that you do not like the President?

        August 3, 2012 at 2:07 am |
      • Steveo

        @best for America,

        Another judgement? What is my skin tone? Do you know? You say you read what I write so what is my skin tone? I have mentioned it before! If you read what i write, you would know I have said many times it is a POLICY disagreement!

        August 3, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • jerry

      all of obama's adds are negative and manipulative attacks on Romney...that is all he has.... you need to learn to think!

      August 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
      • Antony

        I don't you pay tax as well

        August 3, 2012 at 1:30 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      TRANSLATION: THE REPUBLITARDS SUCK AT THEIR OWN GAME BUT ARE VERY GOOD AT WHINING AND CRYING FOUL. WHAT A BUNCH OF SORE LOSERS.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      August 3, 2012 at 12:15 am |
      • Steveo

        But they are good at the Dem game with the crying and whining?

        August 3, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  31. Truth

    All I read are true. 1 question for GOPers, why Mitt can follow his dad root? Why he never come with a plan since primary? Wht GOP become tea-party? Why Obama can't accomplish all his promise?

    August 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  32. pjoe

    Who are the Marlins playing?

    August 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  33. Marilyn

    I do agree he has been saying some dumb things lately, but you know what if Romney gets in there you are going to regret it for 4 more years. at least Obama has done some good things for the middle class, and don't forget he has stopped the Iraq war and killed Osama Bin Laden, Romney will take away the good he is done and only give the rich like himself the breaks, don't vote against your own well being. Give him 4 more years and I think he will do more good for us, I know Romney won't.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  34. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Has anyone looked at the plight of City Budgets, State Budgets and the Federal Budget? More red ink that you can see. Obama has done eveyrthing backwards. Obama has only one plan. Tax the So-Called Rich out of existance. I have seen people with six figure salaries one day and flipping hamburgers the next. So look carefully at your future. The Job you save may be your own.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  35. judy

    Obama 2012 Have a happy birthday. I think you will get your wish. Vote all repubulicans out 2012 Forward.The whole world thinks mitt is a joke.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • TransitDave

      How does it feel to live in your own little world?

      August 3, 2012 at 7:20 am |
  36. Jaun in El Paso

    Why is CNN not talking about the Executive Order Obama signed about letting black students break the rules and get off and white students get expelled? You all need to read that EXO. It is disgusting that the President would signed an order that allowed any one race be treated any different for breaking the rules.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • jerry

      he is a racist....that is how he has come to power, using his mixed race. He does not have an American brain...so next time lets elect an American with a real resume".

      August 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • Antony

        You mean you want white man

        August 3, 2012 at 1:29 am |
    • tkret

      Like Jerry said, obama is a racist. Along with being a socialist, and communist.

      August 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  37. jerry

    so the narcissist wants a birthday present....god help America....don't give him one.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  38. marisombra

    What a pathetic little man Barry Obama is !!

    August 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  39. jerry

    obama is grasping for funds to run his campaign on...he was just so sure he'd have a billion dollars and he won't even make 600 million.... he will have to steal this election like LBJ and JFK did...and look at what they did to us....evil and corrupt to the bone as history has shown.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  40. San Jaun the third

    Just like the messiah to to want free perks for being the president without actually doing any work. Obama haven't done anything to improve the economy. Just more government spending and as always nothing his fault for the not having a decent budget.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      By your blog name I'm assuming you are either a FAKE Cuban-American OR a FAKE Mexican-Ameican. Was kind of easy to figure out.

      August 5, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  41. Truth

    Instead of cursing each other, why we are not trying to find the solution of our problems. Mitt and Obama are rich period. Now, you have to ask yourself that question; how they get rich? Which one of them is working or thinking for you? Which one has better idea for tomorrow?

    August 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      There is rich – a few measly millions AND THEN there is FILTY RICH. Mitt falls into the latter category.
      Besides, it isn't about being rich IT"S HOW YOU GOT THAT WAY!

      August 5, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  42. tkret

    Think about it, I mean think about it. If Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years, don't you think the IRS would have been on it already? And don't you think obama would have pounced on that immediately?
    Then along comes Harry Reid ( ask him about the $1.5 million income he earned from some Nevada real estate that he had not owned for 3 years), and Harry said some one told him about Romney not paying taxes. Oh yea, Harry Reid is as reliable as the sunset. LOL.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      A few years back, the IRS gave a TAX AMESTY to those people who were hiding their money illegally in offshore accounts, MONEY THAT WAS MADE IN AMERICA, that they stuffed away to prevent taxes owed to America. It was in hopes of being able to repatriate U.S. earned taxable funds. TAX AMESTY was only offered within a certain timeline and after that the IRS promise to prosecute those who didn't comply by that date. They were hot on Mitt's trail, I'll bet and he knew it. So, he took the AMESTY offered, I believe, and probably paid some heavy fines (and hopefully back-taxes) so he wouldn't go to jail.
      That Harry Reid still will not back down on what he says is information from a BAIN executive that Mitt hadn't paid taxes in 10 yrs. means that Mitt just might be up to his neck for some creative money manipulation beyond offshore accounts.
      We don't deserve a thief in office. He can prove he isn't by showing tax returns that he himself DEMANDED of others AND THEIR SPOUSES. If he his honest, prove it.

      August 5, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  43. chris

    Holy smokes!!! CNN ATTENTION, ATTENTION...YOU ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THE COMMENT SECTION ON AN OBAMA ARTICLE OPEN... Allowing someone other than the libs to post about this dismal excuse for a president! you might want to hurry up and close it before too many people comment and tell the TRUTH about what a failure he is.

    August 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  44. Obama Win Florida 2o12

    Obama is going to nail Mitt at the presidential debate , and win FL by 60% . Obama still have the mojo really sharp , and Mitt still trying to master his . The president has great charisma and connects faster with folks , even tea party haters melt away when face to face to the president . I was in orlando at the presidential event and a few tea party members were there , they were talking trash about Obama , but when the president arrived at the scene , this dudes melted away like bieber fans in concert . Is just crazy the pull this guy have .

    August 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Br0tH3R

    soundz like it'll be a very interestin election. when it comez, all i can say to ya'll on both sidez of the political atmosphere: DONT GET MAD!

    August 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Kyle

    Well he just screwed himself. Doesn't he know rule number one about Birthday wishes? Tell no one or they won't come true!

    August 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  47. Miles

    I'm betting this year's election will be over sooner than the last election. Done and over by 6pm PST I bet, Obama re-elected of course and a democractic controled House of Congress.

    August 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  48. nena

    Every time I see a President Obama rally I see huge crowds of cheering people, on the other hand romney doesn't seem to attract large crowds. romney is so out of touch. Everything he is saying is not connecting with people, he sounds ignorant and arrogant. He is not presidential, he walks like a robot and he says dumb things. How can the Republicans take him serious. He has made a fool of himself around the world. This guy is running for POTUS just to say that he was the President of the greatest country on Earth. In reality, he hates the US, he has proven it by sending his riches to other countries. He might as well move to the Cayman Islands or to Switzerland. He is the biggest hater of the United States.

    August 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
    • cgs

      You've bought all of the Obama lies. Very gullible. We tried the cool, phoney guy. He can't fix it. I'm for the successful nerd this time. Romney/Rubio 2012!

      August 3, 2012 at 1:05 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      BANGOR DAILY NEWS reporting that the newest COMBINED POLL NUMBERS put Romney among the WORST-RATED PRESIDENTAL NOMINEES in the PAST SEVEN ELECTIONS- below the ranges of Bob Dole and H.W. Bush's run in 1992 WHO BOTH LOST.

      August 5, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  49. Al

    My birthday wish is to never have to see Obama again after the 2012 elections until that day in 2013 when he surrenders that key to the oval office back to the people.

    August 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
    • Antony

      You wrong. . U better park your bag and move to china with your ronnnnnn

      August 3, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  50. Miles

    Oh and before I forget, Mitt can't get a birthday present, Mormons don't celebrate Birthdays like that, they do pray for money however, in a very serious and creepy way (think scienology but crazier). I'm serious, Mitt doesn't have the same set of American vaules as the rest of us, Repubs or Demos. Think about it...

    August 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
  51. Chubs

    My birthday wish is to wish him all the success in the world as a private citizen and to enjoy the 1 term he had as President.

    August 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  52. EdR

    Well, Barack, my birthday wish is for you to return to Chicago with your whipped tail between your legs – losing the popular vote as well as the electoral vote. The country will heave a collective sigh of relief.

    Florida, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana, and Colorado will definitely fall into the Romney column. Thanks to Obama's insulting behavior toward Catholics, Pennsylvania is up for grabs and watch out for Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. It is now far more likely that Romney will win more than 300 electoral votes than Obama.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:16 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      UH, INSULTING? IF YOU THINK CATHOLICS WON'T VOTE FOR HIM BECAUSE OF HIS STANCE ON BIRTH CONTROL AND ABORTION, YOU ARE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING. NOT EVERYONE IS LIKE BISHOP SANTORUM. FAR FROM IT.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      August 3, 2012 at 12:19 am |
    • Best for America

      Please keep your day job. You will go broke making projections that have no basis in fact. How do you average 5 points behind in every swing state and most major polls and end up winning every swing state. If you can figure that out, quit your job immediately and call Mitt Romney, he needs your advise.

      August 3, 2012 at 3:00 am |
  53. s~

    Thanks president Obama for the executive order for schools to more lenient towards troubled BLACK students.

    You're dumbing down the black community. You obviously don't think they can compete on their own.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:23 am |
  54. woody

    A liar trying to stay in and a liar trying to get in. LOL

    August 3, 2012 at 12:33 am |
  55. concerneduscitizen

    CNN is liberal. I won't watch it.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:51 am |
    • Alesia

      Then you should watch Fox news. It's conservative.

      August 4, 2012 at 12:35 am |
  56. Obama cares about us!

    Happy Birthday!

    August 3, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  57. Antony

    Cic. You are right . He run for tax .

    August 3, 2012 at 1:24 am |
  58. dave from cincinnati

    Obama is a liar and a communist.

    August 3, 2012 at 3:09 am |
  59. mch

    Free Cuba!!
    President Obama you will be remembered for centuries.
    Free Cuba!!
    The rest of the world recognize Cuba.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    August 3, 2012 at 3:52 am |
  60. Obama

    You didn't build that.

    Someone else did.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:20 am |
  61. Obama

    President Romney.

    I like the way that sounds, Mr. Moderator.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:20 am |
  62. at it again

    The campaigner in chief. If he had done ANYTHING while his party held both houses of congress like he said the first time he might get his wish. However we all know what he did or i should say didn't do.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:53 am |
    • 2020

      HE HAD KEPT YOU SAFE;

      HE HAD REVIVE THE AUTO INDUSTRY

      HE PROVIDE YOUR SICK KID AND OLD MOM A MEANS TO HEALTH CARE.

      GOOD LORD, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

      August 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
  63. Jack Reeves

    Obama's goals through (pulled right from Obama's web site) 2016:
    1) Economic Recovery...When?
    2) Healthcare Reform...How much money is this going to cost?
    3) Employment Tracking...We know where you are and how much you owe (see health care).
    4) Immigration Digitization...right.
    5) Education Simplification...You pay...union keeps.
    6) Creating new jobs...there is a loss of 1,000,000 jobs since 2008.
    7) Reducing outsourcing...union power.
    8) Rebuilding manufacturing base...won't happen.
    9) Funding/helping Small Businesses...really how?
    10) Reinventing Public Transportation...good bye cars.
    11) Leveraging Green/Solar/Wind Energy...this has been so successful let's put more $$ in it.
    12) Underground electricity in 50 States...WTF?
    13) Implementing new Gun Control System...WTF?
    14) Integrating Government Departments to close loopholes...Big brother is watching.
    15) Reforming Banking/Financial System to prevent another.
    economic downturn by 2020...Both Dodd and Frank are out of office so this is already done.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:54 am |
    • 2020

      WERE YOU THE SLEEPING BEAUTY FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS? OR ALL DRUGGED UP.

      SICK, SICK SICK

      August 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  64. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    OBAMA "wants" Florida win for birthday present

    As my USMC Drill Instructor said...

    How doe's it FEEL to want ???

    August 3, 2012 at 7:05 am |
    • 2020

      FREE IN CHAIN. SELF SERVING

      August 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  65. TransitDave

    Hitler reacts to "You didn't build that"

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfzqyTZrw7Q&w=640&h=390]

    August 3, 2012 at 7:15 am |
  66. neil

    Please help us save five jobs.
    http://www.indiegogo.com/save-our-jobs
    Anything you can do to help is great.

    August 3, 2012 at 7:43 am |
  67. Obama Cares Romney Is Out of Touch

    Other birthday wish is to have Mittons really come clean about his taxes

    August 3, 2012 at 7:46 am |
    • Kyle

      You liberals are hilarious. You are more worried about what Mitt does with his own money, than you are about what Obama does with your own money. LOL

      August 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • Tom

        Obama has lowered my taxes. Obama has lowered my mother's prescription drug costs. Romney represents those who wish to continue charitable donations from the poor to the wealthy. Believe it or not, YOU are the poor deceived soul here. Drink a cup of coffee please and do some research on income and taxes– NOT what Fox news tells you, but what the actual situation is and has been. This country has been taken over by people who make the robber-barons look like saints and while they laugh their way to the bank, you throw tomatoes at the guy who's in your corner. It's just so incredibly sad. Thank god more and more are finally seeing through the smoke. I sincerely hope it doesn't take you much longer to do the same.

        August 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  68. No etch a sketch please

    you do understand that when mittstain and ryan and the republicons talk about "welfare addicts" they want YOU to think about a poor brown 19 year old single mom in the ghetto, but what THEY mean is anyone on Sociakl Security and Medicare or Medicaide. THOSE are the "welfare" programs they are trying to eliminate. The kind you imagine with cash handouts to people who are sitting around doing nothing do not exist since the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 that Bill Clinton (D-AK) pushed through congress.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:18 am |
    • Kyle

      You do not have a shred of proof that that is what these people think. Just because you say it does not make it fact. But here is a fact: Obama has increased the deficit more than any other President in history.

      August 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Portebebe

      Um, nice try, but that was a Republican Bill. Clinton had already vetoed two prior and only signed this due to increasing pressures to fulfill his empty campaign rhetoric.

      August 4, 2012 at 2:25 am |
  69. No etch a sketch please

    The latest scare tactic from the right wingers is that the big bad government is going to track your income as per the health care law. What exactly do you imagine those deductions at state local and federal level are on your paystub, geniuses? You love to whine about means testing welfare benefits, the IRS already tracks income and wealth for purposes of taxation. You peoploe could be trickerd by a shiny ball and a piece of string.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  70. RS, CA

    I have never seen politics as dirty as they have been since Obama ran for office. This man represents everything that is low and disgusting. How can anyone elect a man who represents our country that badly. Shame!

    August 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      I KNOW RITE? WHY CAN'T MITT ROMNEY CLEAN HIS TOES MORE OFTEN? IT'S DISGUSTING!

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      August 3, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • NOvember 2012

      obama is who he is...a chicago politician. All you need to do is read his phoney books and you know what you who voted for him bought...you got what you bought...not what you thought. He is a radical America hater and he has proved it numberous times...in addition he is way below the office in intellect and mind set.

      August 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
      • 2020

        WHAT ARE YOU? PITBULL?

        August 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • 2020

      REALLY? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, DUPPING?

      BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFIELD, NIXON... DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM?

      August 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • Alesia

      I guess your eyes were closed for the 8 years that Bush was in office:

      Bush Tax Cuts – bankrupted America which led to the recession
      Iraq War- unneccesary ground war in country where there were no nuclear materials
      Housing Market Collapse
      Wall Street greed- no oversight while financial corporatins created complex financial lending policies that collapsed the financial system
      Hurricane Katrina – could have cared less about hundreds of thousands of Americans dying for days (guess they don't count if their black)

      August 4, 2012 at 12:44 am |
      • Portebebe

        Obama has:

        Handicapped American multinationals by denying them tax deferral, placing them at an enormous competitive disadvantage against corporations based anywhere else.
        Launched entitlement programs which punish innovation and dry up funds for entrepreneurial start ups.
        Stopped the Treasury from implementing any real recovery plans, discouraging private capital flow into the financial sector.
        Stated "we have to spread the wealth around, we have to redistribute the wealth of this country through taxation," which is a paraphrasing of Marx's "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
        Declared a "War On Business" as shown by his legislation that pharmaceutical corporations pay high rebate fees to Medicaid and promoting the importation of foreign drugs which could include low potency or outright counterfeit drugs into the nation. The financial outlook for US pharmaceutical companies has been decimated.
        Placed nearly two thirds of a trillion dollars into a health reform reserve fund, which is the tip of the iceberg in the expectations of the cost of fully socialized medicine in America. USA Today has stated that every household in the United States would be on the hook for over half a million dollars.

        August 4, 2012 at 2:42 am |
  71. Tom

    With each passing week, Obama's re-election is looking increasingly likely. It's time to start focusing less on Obama's re-election and much more on taking back the House. Without the an improved situation in the house, we're just going to see another 4 years of republican obstructionist policies that border on treason. I'm tired of having our economy held hostage by these wing-nuts who will use any divisive issue (gay rights, birth control, etc) to deliver votes to their corporate masters. Behind all the republican smoke and mirrors is just one true objective: corporate greed. Make no mistake: we are fighting for our lives and country. We must take back the house.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • NOvember 2012

      you need to put down the crack pipe, shut off your mom's lap top, and pull your pants up, you Mom just pulled into the driveway. Where in God's name have you been?

      August 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • 2020

        Your pants on fire! Run

        August 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  72. NOvember 2012

    Romney's 2011 estimated tax return shows he paid nearly 3 1/2 million dollars in federal income taxes and gave more than that away to charity... In the past two or three years he has probably paid more in taxes than obama has made in his entire life... One of the burdens of sucess is jelousy and hatred focused on you. You get to pick a president...one who has lived off the taxpayers teat and risen in politics playing the race card and dividing Americans or a true sucess story in and out of Govt.. A free society of individiuals or one of colectivism(marxism). God help us!

    August 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    • Alesia

      Great..... but what about the other years? Any ideas about how much and who he paid for any other tax years?

      August 4, 2012 at 12:46 am |
      • Portebebe

        You mean, his PERSONAL tax records, the ones that are already on file with the Federal Government, just like yours and mine, with that group called the IRS?!?!

        August 4, 2012 at 2:21 am |
  73. Portebebe

    Assuming it really is your birthday, because who really knows the truth about you...except you. "Heri ya Siku kuu!, Mr. Obama."

    August 4, 2012 at 2:19 am |