Obama, first lady dine with campaign contest winners
August 20th, 2012
08:29 PM ET

Obama, first lady dine with campaign contest winners

(CNN) – President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama played host to three campaign contest winners at a Washington, DC restaurant Monday night.

The three winners – identified by the campaign as David Garcia, Ben Oakleaf and Latasha Scurry - had each donated to the president’s reelection effort in recent weeks. The event was held at Mintwood Place, located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington. The small restaurant was entirely closed to the public for the event and the Obama campaign had set up several cameras of its own to record the dinner.

Press cameras were only allowed into the event for about 30 seconds, during which the president was seen asking the participants about their backgrounds.

A campaign official also released a statement about the participants:

David Garcia is an associate music professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. As the son of immigrants, an educator and father of two young children, David supports the President’s recent Executive Order enacting part of the DREAM Act because he believes all children have the right to a good education. David will bring his wife, Rose, a pre-school teacher.

Ben Oakleaf is a highly-trained wildfire smokejumper from Idaho. As an avid sportsman and a proud conservationist, Ben is proud to have a President who supports the environment and stands up for the middle class. Ben will bring his mother Judy, a retired high school English teacher.

Latasha Scurry is an assistant high school principal in Florida, and mother of two daughters. Thanks to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Latasha, a breast cancer survivor, no longer has to worry about being denied health care coverage because of her pre-existing condition. She is a supporter of the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, which promotes healthy lifestyles at schools across the country. Latasha will bring her husband, Henry, a ninth grade math teacher and football coach.


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  1. november2012

    oh this is too funny...'thanks to obamas 'obama-care' 'Latasha no longer has to be worried about her preexisting condition....hahaha this assistant principal in florida is in sad shape if she didn't have health insurance...gosh the principals there make well one $100,000.00 plus pension and health insurance and etc... phony!

    August 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      DID YOU READ THE PART THAT SHE'S A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR? SOOOO FUNNY!

      YOU ARE A DEMENTED A-S-SHOLE. END YOURSELF.

      August 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
      • november2012

        oh you poor little boy...my wife died of cancer at age 54...we had our own insurance and paid our own freight...never expected to do less. I've seen a number of your posts recently and just have to consider the source, you are obviously not very smart and ill-educated... You just don't know better. Bless you.

        August 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        EXCUSE ME IF DOUBT YOUR LITTLE STORY THERE GIVEN YOUR COMMENTS HERE. GOOD FOR YOU THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO PULL YOUR OWN 'FREIGHT' OR SO YOU SAY. NOT MANY PEOPLE ARE SO LUCKY. PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT GET INSURANCE BECAUSE OF PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. SO IF YOUR WIFE DIED AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE, I WONDER IF SHE COULD HAVE SURVIVED WITH EARLY DETECTION THAT WOMEN NOW HAVE TODAY. I GUESS YOU DON'T CARE BECAUSE YOU JUST MADE THAT UP.

        WHY DO REPUBLITARDS LIE ABOUT SUCH THINGS? IT REEKS OF DESPERATION AND PURE EVIL.

        August 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
      • John

        Did it say this woman couldn't get insurance because of pre existing illness?If you need it to make a point just lie.

        August 21, 2012 at 8:17 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        SINCE WE ARE MAKING STUFF UP ABOUT PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW JOHN, HOW IS YOUR WIFE AND HE KIDS WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH?

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        August 21, 2012 at 10:11 am |
      • Howard

        This two bit community organizer is NOT the second coming, as you obama stooges seem to think. This fool is systematically destroying our economy, while pitting one half of America against the other half. You Obama stooges have lost sight of the fact that America is much, much, much more important than obama. He is expendable, and replaceable ... America is not !!!
        Save America ... Replace Obama with Romney & Ryan in November.

        August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        Uh huh....yep, you're not divisive.

        Did you listen to Rush today? You're all angry and not actually making any points....

        August 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
      • jerrylax

        doubt the story if you wish DEcember...you wouldnt know the truth if it bit you...that is obvious!

        August 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • John

        Throbbing member2012 – Once again you post something that fits the name I gave you – you do know what I call you – right? If not, think about it – throbbing member 2012....
        You lie and make stuff up. I do not.
        You libs crack me up... you make stuff up then accuse others of making stuff up. Does some kind of a liberal training school exist out there> All you libs seem to do the same stuff – make it up, then you point fingers at others who call you on it.

        August 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        Sorry, no way...the parties are pretty similar in terms of how they communicate. There is a slight difference in terms of what emotions/feelings they try to engage, but they're both pretty well-oiled communications machines...the same model...same manufacturer...but machines nonetheless.

        August 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • mcskadittle

        I have always wondered what is wrong with being a community organizer? Fighting for working class people, whats wrong with that?

        August 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        It was actually church work. With the Catholic Charities I believe.

        What I loved was Mitt in the debate explaining why he made the Olympics a success. The #1 thing he spoke of (probably because the $1b fed spending might have hurt his conservative credentials) was how he organized the volunteers.

        Seriously? He doesn't see how that is community organizing?

        August 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
    • bb

      U r well adapted at reading in between the lines good for u.

      August 21, 2012 at 10:52 am |
    • Terry

      Check your facts, as well as your grammar and spelling. Latasha is an Assistant Principal. But in this county, Principals don't neccessarily make over $100,000.00 per year, much less Assistant Principals. You have the nerve to laugh at a cancer survivor. I just hope it never happens to you!

      August 21, 2012 at 11:46 am |
      • NObama 2012

        I checked the salaries in florida...principals do make in excess of $100k and assistant principals are around the 70s...this is another phony made for tv campaign opp. public salaries in most states are very good!

        August 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  2. Howard

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE OBAMA'S HAVE TO RESORT TO CHEAP TRICKS, CONTESTS ... AND EVERYTHING ELSE, EXCEPT GOOD GOVERNING ... IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO HOLD ON TO POWER !!!

    August 21, 2012 at 12:13 am |
    • Howard

      What next ??? ... a free set of steak knives for anybody who votes for Obama ???

      August 21, 2012 at 12:58 am |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        But wait......If you enter now you'll also get a free cheese grater!! Call our toll free number right now in order to get this great deal!

        August 21, 2012 at 5:56 am |
      • John

        How about "the governmnet pays your mortgage"? It already does in Cali...

        August 21, 2012 at 8:18 am |
      • Lizzie

        John, the minions of this administration will tell you that's not true, even as the homeowners laugh at the other poor smucks who pay their mortgage and are responsible for their debt.

        August 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Matt

      So you support Willard who has a single vision for america – he wants to be president so he can continue the failed policies that created the vast majority of our problems. Mittens has basically taken every mutually exclusive position possible over the years. He was wrong about GM, he has said you need private sector experience to be president and then pick a VP candidate with none, (I don't count the weinner driving the weinnermobile when he was young), and he if elected will be run by the extremists on the right, (say Koch bros, say Sandy A) who want to soak the middle class and abandon the down trodden to further the top 1%.
      If you want an idea what the new right wing GOP vision is for America, go see the movie Hunger Games, (because I doubt you have the education to actually read).

      August 21, 2012 at 8:04 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      THERE IS ALWAYS A LOT OF FREE REPUBLITARD BUTTHURT FOR ANYONE BUT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR IT.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 21, 2012 at 10:16 am |
      • Howard

        Once again ... obama treats the America people like fools, as he expects us to simply forget that for TWENTY YEARS ... yes that's TWENTY YEARS, he attended Reverend Wright's anti-American, racist church. The church which damned America ... the church which gave a life time achievement award to racist Louis Farakhan ... the church which required an oath of allegiance to their 'Black Values" policy, which required followers to provide favoritism towards Black people., over all other races. Obama is a liar, who will say, or do anything to hold onto power !!!

        August 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
    • just_a_moderate

      In general, if you look at the donations from two candidates, aren't you able to see a trend?

      Say one person had 1,000 people giving $50 v. the other had 50 giving $1,000, what would you infer?

      August 21, 2012 at 11:34 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        The trend I see is that you're a lefty but trying to pass yourself off as a moderate.

        August 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        Be fair. I objected to that lunatic Howard's comment that this lunch thing is a cheap trick.

        I'm far more comfortable with this than I am at $40k a plate dinners–which clearly both candidates do.

        In the sleazy, scummy world that is politics, I just would put whatever the Obama thing was, $5 or $10(?) as significantly less dangerous than say anonymous donations.

        As for me, I'm more conservative than many on the right on fiscal issues. I'll go pretty far "left" if you consider clean water or teaching evolution "liberal."

        August 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • Clarissa Garza

      Obama resorting to cheap tricks? You think he FORCES these people to go to dinner with him? You are seriously demented if you think Obama's fundraising tactics are tricks. There is no trick about it, you get an email if you sign to the campaign and then you donate 3-1,000 to enter the contest and you can be picked. I donated one time hoping to win, obviously the probability is low I still appreciate Obama and will vote for him. I can promise you there are no tricks, just strong supporters.

      August 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  3. Norma Vessels

    Does anyone that posted here, ever read anything and not make fun of it? A lot of people, myself included, would
    love the honor of having lunch with President Obama and his wife, Michele. They do that, because they need to
    leave the world of Washington politics, even for just an hour or two. Everyone needs to 'get away' from the job ..
    and don't tell me that you don't want to get away from your job after 8 hours are up. Our president doesn't have
    the privilege of leaving his job in 8 hours .. his is a constant job, even at the lunch, where he would be informed of
    anything happening in Washington. It's just lucky for those people who were lucky enough to be chosen, that our
    president wasn't called away to see about yet another crisis while they were eating. Ease off, it's just a lunch.

    August 21, 2012 at 8:49 am |
    • bb

      Im not making fun, all this idiot does is sidestep the real issues ITS THE ECONOMY , its not about lunches, its not about golf, its not about jetting around like Madonna, its JOB CREATION . Oblunder aint gettin it done, end of story

      August 21, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      THE ONLY IDIOTS HERE ARE REPUBLITARDS WHO CAN'T EVEN STAY ON TOPIC. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY GO START YOUR OWN BLOG. HOW ABOUT TELLING MITT ROMNEY TO RELEASE HIS TAXES SO HE CAN TALK ABOUT WHATEVER HE WANTS? INSTEAD, HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT MEDICARE. HOW DUMB.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 21, 2012 at 10:13 am |
    • just_a_moderate

      Actually, the issue is far more simple than that. You asked "Does anyone that posted here, ever read anything and not make fun of it?"...it's a bad question.

      Start with "do they read anything." That's the core issue. Half of these responses were going to be the same regardless of the article in question.

      Figure about a 1/3 of the country thinks W was the worst president ever, another 1/3 is trying to figure if it is Carter or Obama.

      However, I think that 100% of us should be in your camp and feel that having the honor of dining with any President would be pretty special. I don't agree with Obama's politics, but he's absolutely a decent human being. I have friends that used to play basketball at the same gym as him. Not a one has ever said a bad thing about him personally–politically, sure, but that's politics.

      August 21, 2012 at 11:40 am |
      • Howard

        Oh ... you know someone who played basket ball with odumbo, and said he's a nice guy ... so, the rest of America is supposed to just forget about squandering 6 Trillion dollars of OUR hard earned money ... or, the Fast n' Furious cover-up ... or forcing the corrupt, pork laden, Trilion dollar obamacare monstrosity down America's throat, even though we were supposed to pass it, to find out what was in it ... the bill 67% of Americans opposed !!! ... or, 20 years spent in an anti-American, racist church ... or, the dirty lies and mud slinging obama has stooped to ... and, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

        August 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        Howard, thanks for underscoring the ignorance that I was referring to.

        I was echoing the prior comment where a sane, reasonable person also said that having lunch with any president would be an honor.

        I may disagree with the policies of each of the last two guys, but I can talk without raising my voice.

        Try it. Smart people everywhere are doing it.

        August 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  4. bb

    Oblunder work on creating jobs expecially one for dec12, More smoke, face it Oblunder only works when it helps Oblunder, my ins co since, has gone up 18% so i can pay for a couch riding Dumbocrap. OBLUNDER=FAILURE
    HEY CNN Wheres a piece on news week cover story????

    August 21, 2012 at 9:01 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOUR INSURANCE WAS GOING TO GO UP NO MATTER WHAT. I WOULD BET IT WAS GOING UP FOR QUITE A WHILE. WELCOME TO AMERICA, STUPID.

      August 21, 2012 at 10:15 am |
      • bb

        Dude, u are oviously an angry little person, typical democrap, be angry at Oblunder for making America so weak and do something about, like dude, get a job and get out of mommys basement!!!!

        August 21, 2012 at 10:47 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        ME ANGRY? YOU SHOULD BE ANGRY IF YOU'RE PREMIUMS ARE GOING UP. TOO BAD YOU WOULD RATHER BLAME IT ON SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD OF YOUR OWN STUPIDITY.

        August 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Gee bb's for Brains AND THAT AIN'T A COMPLIEMENT
      The last time you said your insurance was going up YOU SAID 13%. Lie much?? Besides your own insurance company can rip you off before 2014 when the Affordable Care Act takes full effect. Bitch at the Repulicans who wanted it that way.
      How's your janitor job at the dented shipping container you and Howard Latina/diana call an (cough) office? You never said if you got your own desk yet so, I guess that means you are still standing around waiting to kill the cockroaches, clean the circular file next to Howard Latina/diana's desk and make the daily run to the Chinese Take-out. Karl Rove hasn't seen your potential but, you keep posting, I'm sure he'll make a note on some Charity Request Envelope from his Crossroads GPS Tax-Exempt Welfare Program to remind himself how you spell your name. You'd think bb would be something he could remember easily but, since the rest of seem to think you are so forgetable I guess we understand.

      August 21, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • just_a_moderate

      Are you aware that your premiums were going up by double digit figures for years?

      I'm not saying that the ACA was perfect, but it isn't why your premiums went up.

      August 21, 2012 at 11:20 am |
      • bb

        I know what i pay for ins and no u r wrong they were not going up double digits, maybe yours were maybe other peoples were, but since oblunder care, colleges are not offering ins to students, doctors are dropping out, but tell me how this works 80 mil want ins, 40 mil working, so we pay for the unemp. and illegals ins thats how it works, quite frankly that stinks

        August 21, 2012 at 11:55 am |
      • just_a_moderate

        Slow down...I didn't say the system was perfect. I said it was messed up before as well.

        Insurance premiums have been rising. The net impact on households has been a combination of the actual insurance premiums, employers begin paying a lower share (which they have been) or if out of pocket expenses increase via copays or deductibles (which they have been).

        All told, this has been double digits. I don't care if you're a Republican, Democrat or smart enough to think for yourself...that's not sustainable.

        I don't know the nuts and bolts of your policy, your employer contribution if you're not self-employed,or the underlying deductible...but look it up...you're probably not far off from averaging double digit growth since 2000.

        It's time for people, including you, to grow up a bit. This IS a double-digit portion of our GDP and we have an aging population. If you want to be part of the solution, just try and think for yourself as often as you overuse Oblunder. Fine, I get it. You're voting for Anyone But Obama. That doesn't mean that just being divisive is helping anything. Further, it's not even that witty.

        We already are paying for the uninsured. We're just doing it in the least effective way possible–through emergency rooms.

        I do support the mandate, just like I did when it was part of the Republican blueprint. You simply cannot do anything until you at least begin to address the free rider problem.

        August 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Obama claimed they would go down.

        August 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        His actual claim was that for sole proprietors and small business owners, buying through a larger pool would mean that their premiums would go down.

        In a vacuum, that's an entirely true statement. Premiums are absolutely subject to the size of the pool.

        I don't like ACA for a whole host of reasons, but that statement is hardly the most objectionable. Further, one right wing lunatic using his one-year increase of 18% doesn't do a lot for helping assess the costs. We do have historical data on Massachusetts. Do you think Romneycare worked there in slowing the rise in costs?

        August 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  5. Judy

    amazing the repos are at it again. All their buddies are scrambuling to distance themselves from the rape remarks made by one of their own . bb one of the issues is why is mitts money in the caymens and why does he need a swiss bank account and why doesn't he show us his taxes. You and he have side stepped that nicely. Ryan has to drag out his mother to try and tell us he won't change medicaren and lies and says he did not take stimulus money when we have seen the requests signed by him, Now hw pushes it off on an aid. Lying and skirting the truth are valid issues and all you repos do is attack the president and keep your mouths shut on the major points. Good campaining stratigy. I would rather have lunch with Mr and MRs Obama than the Snake oil sales man Milk toast Mitt. So make fun your just sorry you didn't think of it first.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • bb

      Akin=can him, leave, hes a creep & for the 100th time im an independent, Its just that oblunder has done such an inept job i need to right the wrong, Get BamBam out of office, he is just not leader material, I am not a Romney fan, however he has business mind and this is what the country needs at this point. SOME ONE TO LEAD, not follow like the inept one. @dec12, ins normally rises 2-3% a year(u dont know this cause welfare people get it free). I am tired of paying for free loaders does any dumbocrap have any American pride ?? go to work be productive, its make u feel good!!!

      August 21, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • Steveo

      Aww Judy! How quickly you forget Alan Grayson! You remember him, the one term wonder. He thought he was clever and whamo, bango, presto, goneo!

      You seem not to understand there are knuckleheads in BOTH parties! That's OK though as AKIN is an embarrasment . Yet you lack the courage to call out embarassments in your own party! Its OK though just close your eyes really hard any maybe they will just go away! Let me know if that works!

      August 21, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • bb

      as far as taxes I dont care, I want someone in office to help the unemployed
      Romney Ryan = lower taxes, smaller goverment
      Oblunder Bozo= higher taxes more gov spending
      Im sure Oblunder would had the IRS after him by now if there was something to go on. if he works the program to put more in his pocket and its legal good for him SUCCESS IS NOT A DIRTY WORD

      August 21, 2012 at 10:50 am |
      • just_a_moderate

        Sorry boss...not true. The Romney-Ryan plan calls for higher taxes on the middle class.

        If you cut the marginal rate, but more than offset that by removing deductions, the effective tax rate (the one that Mitt cites when speaking of his own taxes) goes up.

        Success is not a dirty word, nor is balanced. There is absolutely nothing about the Romney plan that moves us towards a balanced budget. Have the CBO score the budget. The only thing thta he'd need to do is identify which middle class tax deductions he is eliminating.

        You simply cannot have this both ways. He either has to raise the effective tax rate on the middle class OR he has to run deficits that would make even the most liberal of liberals blush.

        August 21, 2012 at 11:28 am |
      • John

        What deductions> If the deductions are removed along with the loopholes you think that wouldn't make the higher earners pay more? You seem to avoid that point. Also, I see nothing that says the tax rate for the middle class is going up. Where can I find research material on this?

        August 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        What? You support a guy whose budget interviews you haven't even listened to? Quote below.

        Fine, Romney isn't cutting anything. He's leaving bad cop for Congress. Then that means that you have him reducing revenue by 20%. This assumes he doesn't adopt the Ryan 0% cap gains suggestion from 2 years ago.

        Look, it's either a massive deficit or there are massive reductions in deductions.

        Romney's budget can't be scored by the CBO. It's a serious of vague promises about tax cuts. Well, where are the offsets?

        QUOTE///

        Romney response to, "Specifically what tax loopholes would you close and what exemptions would you eliminate to make the revenue-neutral equation work?"

        [Romney]
        Simpson-Bowles laid out a formula that shows that you can do just as I described. That you can bring down the rates, limit deductions and exemptions for people at the high end, and with additional growth that comes by virtue of the stimulative action you can reach a balanced budget. I will follow a model similar to Simpson-Bowles and work with Congress to identify which of the alternative methods we should apply to reduce deductions, benefits, and exemptions. Those reductions will occur for people at the high end. I have noted before my commitment to preserve tax preferences for middle-income taxpayers such as homeownership, charitable giving and health care.

        August 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      You fail to mention that conversely, you worship Obama. He literally can't do anything wrong in your opinion, no matter what he says or does it's "brilliant" according to you. There's not a person alive that's perfect yet you think Obama is, and you hate anyone that doesn't believe likewise. Admit it.

      August 21, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  6. iowaboy

    Obama has already accused Romney of killing a guy's wife, being a felon, being a tax cheat, being a money launderer, closing factories just to abuse families, being a draft dodger, torturing a dog, and assaulting a fellow student. The Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama's America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.. The left is using any event as a distraction as it pursues the Saul Alinsky tactics of community organizing. Obama's game plan is to divide the community into the Haves and the Have Nots, make the Have Nots believe they are unjustly treated by the Haves, build resentment against the American social and economic system, use church congregations to mobilize street agitators, and lobby government for higher taxes and big-spending welfare programs in order to confiscate the wealth and power of the Haves and turn it over to the Have Nots.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      This Iowa born girl thinks you have a corn cob stuck in a most embarrassing place. Next time, splurge on the sales offering affordable T.P.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • just_a_moderate

      Cutter said, rightfully, that he either might have committed a felony or he lied about his involvement at Bain...in fairness, the implication is pretty clear. He was being called a liar. His response was to claim a retroactive retirement. I'm sorry, that's an awful answer.

      Yes, Mitt dodged the draft, but so did a lot of people. But he still dodged the draft. As for Seamus, sorry, but that was pretty crazy, don't you think? As for the boarding school issue, times are different, that would be assault today.

      You itemized all of these things for Romney, but seriously, what value do you think you are adding with " It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule?"

      August 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  7. Steve-Illinois

    What are the chances? A music professor, a government employed smoke jumper, bringing his retired school teacher mother, and a retired principle. Does anyone that has not spent their life feeding off the government donate to Obama?

    August 21, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  8. NAM VET

    GUESS WHAT FOLKS-WE THE TAX PAYERS PAID FOR THIS DIN DIN. " OB YOU DIDN'T DO THIS,SOMEONE ELSE
    PAID FOR IT".

    August 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Dear Nam Vet, (who is just one one thousands upon thousands)
      The Obama Campaign has to pay for this by law. Spare us your stupidity.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  9. lardoggy

    Lets make a deal,I buy you lunch you give me your vote,great ideal,NOT!

    August 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      So basically, you're just a CHEAP DATE.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  10. jerrylax

    obama held his 2nd white house press conference of the year yesterday...President Bush averaged 2.2 per month for eight years. When he is asked non scripted questions he stammers...because he just does not know how to speak from the heart...he is a parot and phony. obama is controlling the media...and this will stop in the debates when he will be forced to answer for his failed policies, hateful campaign, distortions, and lies...not to mention his foreign afairs mess. China and Russia jumped him yesterday when he (obummer) tried to talk tough with Syria...they know he is a punk and incompetant. We NEED adult leadership!

    August 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • bb

      I couldnt agree more

      August 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  11. DP SMh

    How come we never see a video clip of Mitt and Ann having lunch or dinner with their contestants. Is it because they can't relate to originary people and/or just so plain boring?!

    August 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • november2012

      or could it be they are not just a media contrived persona...a fake bought and paid for by people like you who no longer (if ever) can think clearly?

      August 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        People, outside of some armpit districts in already-red states, like Obama. You can hate their policies, but they're a likable family and poll as such.

        The Romneys do have issues in the polls...and, honestly, they suck as a political family. Look at them. They're good looking. They have a beautiful set of kids and grandchildren. They're successful and from a family with name recognition. How are they squandering this?

        It's little things, but if you want to be president, sorry, stuff has to change. I don't care how much she loves that horse, dancing horses are probably not very Main St. I actually didn't know it was an event and don't understand why it is. Don't mention how you relate to Detroit by using plurals on your ownership of Cadillacs. You might want to consider releasing taxes...say in 2010 when no one was paying attention, but try not to ever say "you people" when referring to the votes you need to earn. Their lack of likability in polls is almost directly attributed to things that they've actually done.

        August 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  12. NAM VET

    OB EATS 1000 DOLLAR DIN DIN'S WHILE WE PAY FOR IT AND WE EAT RAMAN NOODLES. WHICH WERE SOLD BY
    MAYOR RAMAN OF CHICAGO. WHO OWNS THE COMPANY. FOLKS WE ARE EXPECTED TO BEND OUR KNEES AND
    LIKE IT. GUESS WHAT IT WORKS BOTH WAYS. WE HAVE GREAT RAZOR WIRE HOTELS FOR THIS MOB. THAT IS
    JUST THE WAY IT IS.

    August 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • november2012

      Im a Namvet...USMC 1966-69. Bless you!

      August 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        Great, so you're a built-in budget guru. Do you believe that your unique expertise can help us shave costs and waste in DoD and the VA?

        August 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        ARE THOSE CRICKETS I'M HEARING OR THE SOUND OF NAM-VET AND NOVEMBER'S BRAINS BOILING?

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        August 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  13. John

    Is throbbing member 2012 really Obama? They seem to think alike and use the same tactics. Now that I think about it, given his stupid comments, maybe he is Biden...

    August 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • bb

      Now that is really funny. Biden is Romneys secret weapon, however i doubt he is allowed to blog alone !!!!

      August 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU REALLY THINK THERE ARE ONLY TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO CAN DO AND SAY WHAT I DO? YOU ARE BEYOND STUPID.

      I HOWEVER WISH THERE WERE FEWER STUPID PEOPLE LIKE YOU BUT HANNITY AND HIS ILK PROVES ME WRONG.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  14. NAM VET

    DEAR CYNTHIA L.–YOU HAVE NOT NOTICED THAT OBE HAS NO REPECTIVE FOR THE RULE OF LAW. NOR ANY
    LAW SAVE A MANDATE HE UTTERS. YOU CAN GO BACK TO SLEEP NOW.

    August 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      THIS IS THE RULE OF LAW SPEAKING, TIME TO GO TO BED SHOOTER.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • just_a_moderate

      Can I ask you one question? Did you complain about laws being violated by the executive branch between 2001 and 2008?

      August 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
      • NObama 2012

        do mean when we were at war? Check and see what FDR did during the war i you want to see laws broken...and Truman when he tried a govt take over of the steel industry....the left has a history of stepping over the line in this country and suspending or taking away the public rights.

        August 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
      • just_a_moderate

        When did I ever mention war crimes? You guys are really sensitive about that...wonder why...

        I asked one question, "Did you complain about laws being violated by the executive branch between 2001 and 2008?"

        I merely asked one question and you brought up FDR and Truman?

        Look, if you didn't have a problem with Gonzalez resigning in disgrace, protected by W's invoking of privilege for illegally dismissing 9 judges who someone deemed too liberal, then just don't whine about anything now.

        Frankly, dismissing judges for political gain is FAR worse than Fast & Furious. The loss of an American is awful. No doubt. But far, far worse is having one branch (executive) dismiss the other branch (judicial) as an end around of the 3rd branch (legislative) is actually a far greater threat to the Constitution, isn't it?

        I think they're both wrong. Do your partisan blinders really let you believe that one is wrong and one is actually right and virtuous? That's disgusting.

        August 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  15. indianastarman

    How Sad, How sickening, just goes to show Mr Obama will do anything for a Vote, then forget about ya. Much like the BIAS, of CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC of whom support Mr Obama, imagine that, they cant report on the Real news unbiased so they trumo up BS and this sort of crap, a sad thing for America.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm |