Obama rallies in Iowa on 'Road to Charlotte' tour
September 1st, 2012
06:07 PM ET

Obama rallies in Iowa on 'Road to Charlotte' tour

Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) – President Obama began his "Road to Charlotte" tour before 10,000 people here on Saturday, kicking off a string of events that will bring him right up to his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.

"There's a reason for me to begin the journey here in Iowa, where it first began more than four years ago," Obama said, reminding Iowans that it was a victory at the state's caucuses in 2008 that set him on his path to the presidency. "And it will be you, Iowa, who choose the path we take from here."

Beginning what will surely be several days spent rebutting the messages of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the president took his opponent to task for offering "rerun" policies "better suited for the last century."

"If you didn't DVR it, let me recap it for you," Obama said of the Republican's convention. "Everything's bad. It's Obama's fault, and Governor Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. That was the pitch. There was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody ever actually bothered to tell you what they were."

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  1. Howard

    "Everything's bad. It's Obama's fault, and Governor Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy."

    September 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • merlinsscience

      Wow, his farewell tour looks like its going to be awfully exciting. Nobama in 2012- it's time for a new coach.

      September 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
      • Jake

        Want to wager that Obama is re-elected with more than 300 electorial votes.

        September 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
      • John

        Romney has no plan for America. Where is the beef. He is a lot of hot air. He has no specifics because he has no plan.
        Romney needs to release his tax returns. He is hiding something and is afraid to release them. Where is the hard truth Mitt.
        You are a phony and the American people can see right through your thin skin.......

        September 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
      • Pat

        So, if Obama get re-elected and the country continues to flounder and sink under HIS leadership, I can only assume you clowns will blame Bush or something else. Our current leader accepts no responsibility for his poor choices. The progressives are destroying his country right in front of you yet you vote for them because they throw you crumbs. Religious beliefs aside, the world is about the control of natural resources. The more you have, the greater your power. The progressives take over of America could only happen by economic means. Destroying our economy by burdening it with entitlements while helping to decrease it revenues is working briliantly for them. You fools supports this. Without a strong economy, our military gets weaker, and it is easier to turn our citizens against each other. That is what we got so far from Obama. You fools talk about other countries having socialized health care. Nhat you fools don't mention is that those countries that have a decent program, there are two, don't have a military. They don't worry about being attacked because we protect them. You may argue the UN does, well check it he budget of the UN forces and see where most of the money comes from. Where is the freaking common sense? I am in no way saying that Romney will create more job, blah blah blah, what I am saying is that we need to come together as Americans, put our interests first internationally, stop the dividing rethoric just to get bores, get most importantly stop the progressives from harming and possibly destroying the greatest country the earth has ever seen. If Obama wins and moves the progressive agenda forward, there is no doubt that the chaos around the world and here in the US will increase 10 fold. If the progressive get the control hey seek in the media, they are close now, get the chaos the want, the control they end up with in five to ten years from now is going to be frighting. And yes, you democrats that may not be and the far left or who are moderate are going to have no one to blame but yourselves. What really cracks me up is the media that supports this administration. You look at other countries that have moved to socialism and the news and reporting is controlled by the government. So, they are sacrificing their principles hoping that they will be favored by the ruling power down the road?
        Americans need to take back the country, all CITIZENS. The laws we have should be ENFORCED. If you are here ILLEGALLY, then you are breaking the law. No excuses. Even though I am against public sector unions, I believe the workers in this country should unite! Unite against all those who work under the table or illegally that don't pay any tax, that use our public services on our dime, that force us to have ess and fight with ourselves. If your on welfare or getting food stamps, you should not be able to afford illegal drugs, tattoos, jewelry, or any high end items. You are poor for whatever reasons. You may be stupid, lazy, irresponsible, or whatever. You have a right to equal justice under the constitution, not equal filled desires. You don't get things because you want them. Americans are mostly awesome. We will feed you if you are unable to feed yourself. The entitlementalists, my word, are our real enemy. They want fairness but are not fair themselves. Is it fair that you are poor, for whatever reason, and have four or five kids by 25 that you can't support. What is fair and the truth is that your irresponsible and selfish, more than any billionaire or rich person. You hurt the other poor people and those up to the middle class because it's less for those who really need it and have been more responsible. It's all about being politically correct. Kids don't even play sports anymore where there is a winner or loser. I don't want a society that limits who can and cannot have children but letting people have and keep children hey can't afford is like letting the blind lead the blind. We need to figure out some humane way to prevent irresponsible people from adding dependents that will just continue to take more than they put in. We need to reduce color and race from America and the world. Humans are human. American citizens are American citizens. I am sick of the other naes and using these names is a control tool. African American, Asian, Latin, whatever, we all need to get rid of it. I am I guess you can say white. I don't discriminate because I dislike people with different skin color, I dislike people with the same skin color. I also happen to like and love people of all different and the same skin colors. I hate when black or colored leaders or any color leaders use race to enrage others. Any minority in this country has no one to blame for there problems but themselves. Yes, there are still people out there who are racist. But even if there are 50 million racists of all colors in the US, that means we have over 300 million who are not. We have our own small words we live in. It starts where we sleep, our family and friends, our local community. We have diversity. It's our diversity. Yes, I would love it if we all could love and respect each other equally, but no laws or government is ever going to make that happen in a "free" society. It all starts within. If you don't care and respect yourself why should anyone else. The issue really s hat that people who truly respect themselves, who areresponsible for there actions, and help others regardless of the situation are getting abused not only by, the best name I can think of it is, scumbags, but the progressives want to burden what's let of the middle class even more.
        I am sure some of you will call me various names. I will read some of the replies, but I know who I am and I have common sense. There are any people who are smarter and dumber than me. I don't claim to have all the answers but at least I am not afraid to tell what I think is the truth. Regardless of the excuses, most poor people in the cities are the cancer that is being used to kill the American body. Are our leaders really leading us? When are they going to teach and focus on being responsible for ones actions regardless of income? The example he Obama administration as set is excuses. It Bush's fault, the republicans fault, the rich people's fault. There are many different reasons for each situation but the truth is most of the poor are horrible parents, irresponsible, careless, self centered and believe they are entitled to what others have although they did nothing. By the way, I am married with two kids. I have a college degree but have been unable to find a job for 18 months. My financial situation sucks. However, I am not blaming others for my personal situation. Looking back, there were so many things I could have done with school, work, and relationships in the community that could have limited the possibility of the current situation occurring. I don't hold success against those who are successful. So, my choices are to blames others and do nothing or use whatever resources I have to make it better for my children. That's another problem I see with the poor, they don't make the sacrifices so their children may have better opportunities, it all about themselves and today. More about health care, fat patents and fats kids, really? So you think other Americans should have to pay for your health care when it is obvious you and your children can put buffets out of business. Your a joke and if you want free stuff from others then you should have to do what others demand. But, isn't that the issue I started with? The progressives what enough people in that need group. Once they have it, they will do whatever they want. The need group who gets the things now and votes for these people are going o be the ones who end up suffering the most when their freedoms and choices are stripped.
        I know this is a short reply. I will try to elaborate more next time.

        September 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Just like an uninformed voter, spouting off about how your food stamps can buy alcohol, tobacco, magazines, cleaning supplies, heck save 'em up and buy a CAR!! FOOD STAMPS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR FOOD.
        Welfare is a JOBS PROGRAM. In other words, if you are abled-bodied, you HAVE TO BE WORKING. Not only that it provides a TIME LIMIT on benefits. It offers job-training, help with stable job placement to get you on your feet ASAP.
        Children brought here by illegal immigrants ARE NOT responsible for their parents bringing them here. IF they stay in school or JOIN the military to serve our country, they are proving to be good citizens. Earning a place in our country, and deserving citizenship, often not knowing any other country than this helps not only them BUT it helps ALL of us in return.

        September 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
      • Howard

        THE MORMONS ARE DECENT, HARD WORKING, PATRIOTIC, AMERICANS. ALTHOUGH THE OBAMA STOOGES TRY TO DEMONIZE THEM, IN THEIR DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO HOLD ONTO POWER, AT ANY COST ... THE MORMONS HAVE NEVER ENGAGED IN HONOR KILLINGS, OR AN INQUISITION ... NOR, HAVE THEY MURDERED TENS OF MILLIONS OF INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN ... LIKE THE ATHEIST REGIMES, OF HITLER, STALIN, OR MAO.

        September 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Obummer could have done something!!!!

        He did not!

        He had to think about it!

        Well,,, the DEMOCRAT WAR ON and AGAINST WOMEN IS, err, HAS BEE, ON!

        Has been on for a while!

        Nada? Would you vote for The SON of a KENYAN Commie if you were in the USA?

        Nada? Would you vote for a Person Raised as a Muslem and

        who is also the Current Occupier of the GREAT SATAN's Country's President
        When the WhosHinne's President was dithering, while you died, yet sent the US Military into Libya????

        NADA?

        If your Death ended the 12 IMAM's Greatest CHEER-LEADER and HEAD OF STATE in IRAN's RULE,,,,

        Would you do it again?

        September 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        This MAN will fight for Life, Liberty and (You know the rest),,,,

        He would have sent HELP to all those wanting FREEDOM!

        No Doubt in My Mind!

        A lot of folks will follow this man!

        He will be President of the USA some Day Soon!

        September 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I am thinking that the only women that
        Slick WIlley,,,
        (BILL CLINTON)

        Would like to see in a Burka/Hijab are:

        Hillary Clinton,
        Michelle Obama,
        Janet Reno,
        Janet Nepalitano,
        Barry (as he escapes),
        Maxine Waters,
        Nancy Pelosi,
        Barbara Boxer,
        Barbara Mikulski,
        the 2 RINOS in Maine,

        and the rest of the Commie DemocRAT Gents and Ladies.

        I can see Rahm Emanuel wearing a Burka with Ballet Slippers...
        You Go Rahm! You go away!

        I lift a Chick-fil-A to honor Rahm and the rest of the Anti-Chick-fil-A's!

        September 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        For you PC Folks,,,

        Here is Steve Martin!

        Better watch out Mr. Martin!

        Better start wearing a Burka LOLOLOLOL1

        September 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
      • 2020

        a new coach Really?

        CHENEY? PALIN? OR A DANCING HORSE

        September 3, 2012 at 12:29 am |
      • 2020

        ONE PERSON TOO MANY, IT IS YOU.

        September 3, 2012 at 12:38 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      THAT WAS THE RNC IN A NUTSHELL. WELL, EXCEPT FOR CLINT EASTWOOD. I GUESS OBAMA WAS TRYING TO BE NICE.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      September 2, 2012 at 10:44 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Here is a very enlightening vid!

        Might show too much skin!

        Well might show too much of the
        DemocRATic SKINs!,,,,

        OOOPs,,, I meant to say TOO MUCH of the DemocRATic SINs !!!!

        CAN YOU FIGURE OUT,,,
        WHY MINORITIES would
        vote for DemoRATS?

        Do the MINORITIES want to be ENSLAVED,,,
        or are they SOLD by the
        SLICK TALKING
        Anti-American PROGERSSIVE Uncle Tom-as-sitt-tas?

        Debbie Wasserman Shultz is the 1st DNC Black Rep!

        Go figure!

        September 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • Howard

      DID OBAMA GO ON A GULF TOUR ... OR A GOLF TOUR ???

      September 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Chakkarabani

      President Mr.Obama may be he rule over his power, but whomever were there in his position previously, they were doing the same and none of them came away from the road. So why every one expecting him to be then?Check out this amazing new Obama T-shirt here-http://www.obamaproject2012.com/ If Obama loses, they're refunding everybody and letting you keep the shirt. Cool project!

      September 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  2. bcarreiro

    congressional republicans are the cause to the demise in this country and quite possibly abroad .... that there is no secret and transparency is the key to clarity so if u have worked from the ground up you know a leg up is much better in a romney kind of world.

    September 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • merlinsscience

      Congressional republicans are at fault for the problems at home and abroad? Wow, you really do subscribe to the David Axelrod school of Mud Slinging! Throw it all against the wall sister and see what sticks; Valeris Jarrett and Stephanie Cutter must be so proud of you.

      NoBama 2012 – time for a new coach!

      September 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
    • Howard

      YEAH ... LIKIE A TWO BIT COMMUNITY ORGANIZER ... WHO VOTED 'PRESENT' 127 TIMES ... SPENT TWENTY YEARS IN AN ANTI-AMERICAN, RACIST CHURCH ... NEVER WORKED AT A REAL JOB HIS ENTIRE LIFE ... BETRAYED HIS OATH TO DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION ... SQUANDERED 5 TRILLION OF OUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS ... AND SUSTAINED OVER 8% UNEMPLOYMENT FOR OVER 40 WEEKS ... IS YOU CHOICE ???

      September 2, 2012 at 12:15 am |
      • 2020

        YOU MUST BE THE WELFARE KING, ARE YOU DEVIL?

        September 3, 2012 at 12:31 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Somewhere in Kenya A Village is missing its,,,,

        Funny Signs in this Video!

        September 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Which dimension of reality do you live in?

      September 2, 2012 at 4:14 am |
      • Lizzie

        The same dimension where they believe Pres.Clinton left a surplus but actually left a $16.5 deficit, after robbing SS, Military retirement fund, civil service retirement fund, transportation, employee life ins.& retirement, federal unemployment fund, federal medical ins. fund and every fund he could get his hands on.

        September 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Pray tell, Lizzie, what are your sources about Bill Clinton? I'd like to read them.

        September 3, 2012 at 12:06 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      THE SAME DIMENSION WHERE CONGRESS HAS LESS THAN 12% APPROVAL RATING. THE REPUBLICANS ARE PART OF THAT SAME CONGRESS. IT IS THE SAME CONGRESS YOUR CANDIDATE PAUL RYAN. THAT CONGRESS, IN THIS DIMENSION.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Here is a very good Vid for All Y'all...

      Check it out!

      September 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  3. merlinsscience

    Ahhhhh. The farewell tour... Good for you Mr. president, way to go out in style.

    A new coach in 2012- Mitt Romney

    September 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
    • John

      Mitt is no coach. . He is more like the water boy for the right wing loonies.....

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        And you're the jock strap holder for the Dems.

        September 2, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      New York Times – FIVE THIRTY EIGHT- Nate Silver's Political Calculus –
      The Republican Nat'l Convention received MEDIOCRE RATINGS – and the polling data so far suggest that it may produce only A MODEST BOUNCE in the polls for Romney.
      Information collected so far points toward its being A LITTLE UNDERWHELMING.
      The FiveThirtyEight "now cast", which does not adjust for the bounces associated with the party conventions estimates that Mr. Obama would have a 72.3% CHANCE OF WINNING if the election were held today (Sept. 1)
      Mr. Romney's standing in the Rasmussen poll was two points better than its 60 day average, but it was one point worse than average in the Gallup poll.
      The forecast interprets the data as being slightly negative for Mr. Romney. On Saturday (Sept. 1) Mr.Obama's CHANCES OF WINNING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ROSE TO 73.1 % in the forecast. It's highest figure since Aug. 16th when it was 73.6%
      As it stands in the FiveThirtyEight Forecast, MR. ROMNEY'S CHANCE OF WINNING ON NOV. 6TH IS ONLY 26.9%.

      September 2, 2012 at 1:55 am |
      • rrd

        Direct from the ever unbiased NY Times.

        September 2, 2012 at 6:59 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        @rrd
        Well, in your case, there's no fixing stupid, I guess. When you narrow your field of vision you end up getting sucker punched. Take off your blinders and look around. The New York times article I posted, by Nate Silver, is an excellent way to start your own journey into finding the facts because the information is out there in other sources and it gives those sources. But, I have noticed,and so has everyone else, that the Republicans don't need no stinkin' facts. And, according to them, neither do you. Hahahahha. So, like it or not, it looks like Mitt won't be able to make up the ground he needs to close the gap in time for NOV. 6th. But, you probably aren't registered to vote anyway. Ta-ta!

        September 2, 2012 at 11:04 am |
      • Howard

        SURPRISE, SURPRISE ... the BIASED mainstream media ... and, their skewed polls ... are in the tank for Obama. Tell us all somehting we don't already know. I remember in 2010, how the same people predicted a comfortable win for the democrats in Congress. On November 7th, 2012 ... Barack Obama will be toast ... and, Romney and Ryan will be able to start fixing all the damage Obama has done to our country, and our economy.

        September 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Howard,
        Even your little cupcake Sarah Palin works for MAIN STREAM MEDIA.
        I'll give you another poll done jointly by CNN/ORC International Survey that are tellling us that voters CONSISTENTLY say Obama, if re-elected, would handle Americas's relationships with other countries BETTER than Romney would. In the lastest figures gleaned from those polls, Obama had a 51% to 44% advantage over Romney on foreign policy.

        September 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • 2020

      YOU'VE ON WELFARE TOO LONG. YOU BETTER LEAVE FOR AFGHANSTAN, THERE IS NO ROOM FOR YOU HERE. FAREWELL OR NOT,

      September 3, 2012 at 12:33 am |
  4. James

    "Everything's bad. It's Obama's fault, and Governor Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy"–You are right Obama. Now move on to your old job in Chicago–Please–

    September 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  5. Concerned Citizen

    bcarreiro, My favorite part of your post is how you completely disregard the fact that Democrats held house and senate in 08-09. To blame Republicans for two years but not Democrats is exactly why Obama needs to be voted out. Good day.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Sheep only know what they're told, they question nothing.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:16 am |
    • 2020

      THE WORLD KNOWS OBAMA, THE COUNTRY KNOWS OBAMA, AND WE MIDDLE CLASS KNOW OBAMA.

      THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUSTWORTHY. IT IS OBAMA

      THERE IS THE DOOR FOR YOU, OUT YOU GO.

      September 3, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  6. Dan B

    If he can go onpre campaignign campaign tour he can meet with his cabinet

    September 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  7. DC

    OBAMA and his policies are the cause. He has saved nothing, soon we will see what he has done to the nation by printing money. TICK TICK TICK the debt money counter is rolling and the American people are the ones that will pay with tears. NOBAMA2012!

    September 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • John

      Romney's done. Obama is going to beat him like a drum in the fall......

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        You hate reality don't you?

        September 2, 2012 at 4:17 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Top 10 REASONS why DemocRATS will not vote....

        Have you ever seen that Bast,,,, Salute the Flag or
        say
        In God We Trust?

        A new dance for ALL Y'ALL,,,,

        I can See Michelle Obama doing this Dance,,,

        Antoinette with her Junk in her Trunk
        DOESN'T want to be in the WHITE HOUSE!

        Another American SPEAKING UP FOR
        AMERICANS!

        WOW,,,

        Clinton had OBL in his sites,,,, but had his Sub in the Devil with the Blue Dress!

        Check it out,,,

        A lot of DemocRat Enuendos here!

        They had to go in????
        They don't play???

        Might be interesting to hear it ALL,,,

        I mean, All Y'All,,,

        Just sayin'

        September 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • 2020

      YOU HAVE PRINTED BILLIONS WHEN BUSH INVADED IRAQ.

      BURNT MONEY LIKE NO TOMORROW. WHERE WERE YOU THEN?

      September 3, 2012 at 12:37 am |
  8. John

    Mitt release your tax returns you coward.......

    September 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
    • Badboy

      Oblameo is doing so good he has to tear down Romney and make up crap like he killed some lady, he cheated his ttaxes rather than run on his dismal record. When OblameO unseals his college records then he can point at the number of tax returns from Romney!

      September 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  9. ....Kentucky long-rifleman..........

    >>
    PRESIDENT OBAMA will prevail over the gop candidate, CLINT EASTWOOD !
    ..

    September 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Clint Eastwood is the only thing about the Republican Convention that people are talking about. That and the obvious platform where ESTROGEN WAS PLATINUM..... AND MELENIN WAS GOLD!! Of course, that was just ON THE PLATFORM behind the speakers box.
      ALSO NOTICED, the were NO GAYS OR LESBIAN SPEAKERS. Guess they don't count as voters. Or, even human.
      Remember when Mitt ran his 1994 Senate campaign in Mass.? HE WROTE,...."If we are to achieve the goals we share, WE MUST MAKE EQUALITY for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern."
      (except if you are in the military serving our country.Which HE DIDN'T DO DURING VIETNAM–which had a draft his rich daddy and his 'religion' got him out of 3 TIMES.)
      Remember, he wants to humiliate those that have VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE if they are gays or lesbians by REPEALING 'DON'T ASK-DON'T TELL'. How godly and pure, Mitt is. When it serves him.

      September 2, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Cynthia L.

        Let us all REMEMBER!

        Walk down this road with His Majesty, the Messiah-for-some,,,
        Son of British-Citizen Kenyan, and Anti-American Mother

        Sounds like a Broken Record,,,

        Anybody here know what a Broken Record is or
        what a Broken Record sounds like?

        In this Black and White Left Side,,,,

        Barry looks a little like Karl Marx, the Commie!

        In this Color Right Side, he looks a little like Groucho Marx!

        Can you name the 5 Marx Brothers?

        September 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  10. Iamnotfooled

    Romney just bashes President Obama. Obama actually tells you what he wants to do for you.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:19 am |
    • Lizzie

      Not after he has his minions go to the Internet to find out what Romneys ideas and visions are.

      September 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Well, one of the things Romney's website says, is that life begins at conception and that he favors overturning Roe Vs. Wade.
        Gee, 75% of Americans, women and men, have said that they approve of Birth Control and a woman's right to choose. Guess, Mitt, who USED TO BELIEVE THAT TOO, flipped on that one MAKING ANOTHER FLOP with the majority of American voters.

        September 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        DNC Removes GOD from Platform,,,,

        In GOD's place, is GOV,,,
        Meaning GOVment,, err, GUBment will
        GIVE,
        and
        TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHTS!

        Let us pledge allegience to,,,

        GOD!!!

        In God we Trust!

        September 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  11. Frank Marshall Davis

    Obama told an evangelical church in South Carolina: “I am confident we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.” – Gee I wonder who will get to be the king? Lefties sure are dumb, they lap this stuff up like a dog at it's own pile of vomit.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:36 am |
  12. grumpiest

    And if anyone believes him, they are dumber than he is. That is pretty dumb.

    September 2, 2012 at 6:33 am |
  13. Frank Marshall Davis

    Campaign for Obama, get college credit - A public university in Colorado may have violated state law by offering students course credit if they volunteered with President Obama’s re-election campaign. Julie Waechter, a spokesperson for ASU, “The Obama campaign did approach the school. Others campaigns did not,” she said, adding that the school would have considered a similar offer from the Republican campaign of Gov. Mitt Romney. Both the blog post and the course are now gone. The course was canceled due to lack of interest, according to the university. --- Obama knows no bounds, he will do absolutely anything to stay in power.

    September 2, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      You can get college credits IF it pertains to your field of studies. If you WORK at any venue to do with your MAJOR – you get,...wait for it,...COLLEGE CREDITS. Hands on EXPERIENCE, directly impacting your studies, is a LEARNING EXPERIENCE. And, also a way to graduate sooner. Those that are BE-AACHING about this are the ones who probably didn't go to college. And, as we know already, FACTS don't matter to Frank anyway. He's a Republican where you get to make stuff up AS LONG as it 'benefits your candidate'. Heck, they don't even mention the other side of the College Credit Coin that some of THEIR OWN Republican leaning STUDENTS are already taking advantage of.
      But, I guess if you accept the Republicans efforts targeting VOTER SUPPRESSION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS you'll work against anything that they can get a COLLEGE CREDIT for (just in case they might lean Democrat, Libertarian, or Independent that is.)

      September 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  14. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Humm,
    Someone said we know what Obama is going to do for us. I think that is the problem. But you could say he has been doing a pretty "good" job so far. And we have the nearly 16 Trillion Dollar Federal debt as well as high unemployment, at least 47 milion on food stamps, maybe 100 million on some government handout even millions of morgages under water. But I digress! Those are just the small things Eh? The Heavens are giong to open, God will speak and Obama will make all right with the world, Eh? So prey tell me, why do we have all these problems???

    September 2, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      A DYSFUNCTIONAL CONGRESS, A PRESIDENT WHO CANNOT GET THEM TO DO THEIR JOB, AND LARGE BUSINESSES PLAYING POLITICS INSTEAD OF FOSTERING THE ECONOMY. DO YOU REALLY THINK ONE MAN IS RESPONSIBLE?

      September 2, 2012 at 11:07 am |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        You say he's responsible for anything good so you've got to take the bad too.

        September 2, 2012 at 11:22 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        @ Frank
        4.2 MILLION JOBS were CREATED under Obama. MORE than Bush created in 8yrs.. AND that doesn't count the JOBS HE SAVED by the Auto Bailout.....you were saying what again???

        September 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        FRANK, I HAVE BEEN SAYING HE SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BAD THINGS AND LET'S BE REAL HERE, HE CANNOT RUN AWAY FROM IT ANYWAY! SINCE HE IS THE INCUMBENT, IT IS AUTOMATIC, NO MATTER HOW THE DEMOCRATS SPIN IT.

        THE PROBLEM IS THE MESS IS NOT ENTIRELY HIS AND THAT IS TRUE FROM THE VERY START. HE NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FINISH THE JOB, THAT IS WHY HE NEEDS TO BE RE-ELECTED. WE DO NOT NEED FURTHER CHAOS AT THE TOP, WE NEED TO FIX CONGRESS INSTEAD. IT IS TIME THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT, AND REMIND THESE KNUCKLEHEADS THEY WORK FOR US, AS CLINT EASTWOOD WOULD PUT IT. THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS BALANCING THE BUDGET SO WE CAN START PAYING OFF OUR DEBT.

        September 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        FRANK, I HAVE BEEN SAYING HE SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BAD THINGS AND LET'S BE REAL HERE, HE CANNOT RUN AWAY FROM IT ANYWAY! SINCE HE IS THE INCUMBENT, IT IS AUTOMATIC, NO MATTER HOW THE DEMOCRATS SPIN IT.

        THE PROBLEM IS THE MESS IS NOT ENTIRELY HIS AND THAT IS TRUE FROM THE VERY START. HE NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FINISH THE JOB, THAT IS WHY HE NEEDS TO BE RE-ELECTED. WE DO NOT NEED FURTHER CHAOS AT THE TOP, WE NEED TO FIX CONGRESS INSTEAD. IT IS TIME THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT, AND REMIND THESE NIMRODS THEY WORK FOR US, AS CLINT EASTWOOD WOULD PUT IT. THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS BALANCING THE BUDGET SO WE CAN START PAYING OFF OUR DEBT.

        September 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  15. fay ruujin

    Tomorrow, just think for a minute what Romney would do with Labor Day if had the power.

    The same guy that would have let millions lose their jobs with an "orderly bankruptcy" for the auto industry and everyone impacted and associated with it, including Ford which didn't need the loans.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  16. Judy

    cynthia talking logic to these repo idiots does not work. President Obamas statement was right on. Ryans lies where so bad the media jumped on them. Now the repos are saying fact check is lying.They will not admit to all thier lies no matter what. Same as mittens not releasing tax statements. Or explaining why his money is kept off shore. Aside from eastwood the convention was a total bust. Crazy eastwood got everyone talking. Just not about mitt which was a real gift to Obama. They should invite clint back again. We love him.Forward. 2012

    September 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  17. Judy

    the repo idiots that post don't understand college credits. Have no concept of food stamps and believe the lie that you don't have to work to get assistance. These are the same people that think the majority of welfare recipiants are minorities.They also believe that illegals are just flocking to this country. When your this dumb no one can change your mind. Nothing to work with.

    September 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      You worship and adore Obama, his word is absolute gospel to you. You see him as infallible and perfect, you also expect others to see him the same way. Your rants are tiresome and indicate a childlike belief in a false messiah, and your hypocrisy knows no bounds. I can't decide who is more deluded, you or Cynthia but you both need to view Obama as simply a man, not the savior of the universe.

      September 3, 2012 at 6:49 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Poor. Frank. Your guy is spending his time boating and jet-skiing this week BECAUSE all his very wealthy donors are assuring him of a victory because he has already cost them a fortune. He doesn't even have to tell us the details of anything regarding budget, taxes (or the avoidance of them) and all that other stuff Americans would like to hear because he thinks his buddies BOUGHT THE ELECTION FOR HIM. Hmmmmmm.
        I say there is a cold, cold, ice filled-bucket from hell (you know, the one frozen over) in his future.

        September 4, 2012 at 2:01 am |
  18. Badboy

    OblameO...the worst president since Jimmy Carter. Some who voted for this clown I have talked to say they wont be fooled again by all the hopy/changey crap! Some of the more ignorant libs cant open their minds to actual change! I must say that I wasn't fooled for a second by this muslim community organizer and his slick talk! Keep your powder dry and your sights zeroed in! Stock up on food and ammo, for the tough times are coming! Liberal philosophy works well right up until you run out of other peoples money!

    September 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Another paranoid heard from.

      September 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  19. 2nd Generation Catholic Mexican-American

    In 2008, when Obama was elected, my Republican Employer ( staunch Bush supporter ) asked our Illegal Mexican Immigrant Co-Worker, “ How does a Nigger get voted in?

    By March of 2009, he let my wife go and in April he let me go.
    My wife went to volunteer at our church and was instantly hired as secretary because of her skills.
    I went to another Print Shop and could only get part-time hours.
    I went on Unemployment for the first time in my life at 51 years old.
    Thank God my Unemployment got extended as a direct result of our
    “do nothing, get nothing done “ President Obama.

    3 years later I am finally employed full-time.
    I received a Tax Refund because of Obama.
    I received a refund from my insurance company, again as a direct result of Obama.

    I would say things are improving in California which is almost broke.
    A year ago in the Printing business, people were afraid to order 500 Letterhead for their companies.
    This week alone we Printed two 10,000 Letterhead runs for some of those same companies.

    We live in Seaside California
    right next to Monterey ( Historical Tourist Town )
    Carmel ( Tourist Destination & Wealthy )
    Pebble Beach ( Wealthy & Famous )
    Salinas ( The World’s Salad Bowl )

    I don’t see Americans lining up to work in the fields, or do all the Kitchen work for the restaurants.

    I don’t see Americans lining up to work as maids or maintenance at all the hotels.

    I don’t see Americans lining up to wash the cars or do the landscaping for the wealthy landowners.

    Myself included!

    Both of my parents left school early to work in the fields to help their respective families make ends meet.
    Later, they would take my brother, sister & I to their friends’ ranch and make us pick fruits to learn what it was like to work hard.

    Maybe those jobs are part of the 12 Million Jobs Romney is promising when the Immigrants self-deport from a land of Immigrants.
    Or will those promised jobs be in the Military when we go to war with Iran & Syria?

    The reality is, nobody in Government can represent the working class when they make at least 10 times more than the people they represent.

    But for my money and my vote, I would rather have somebody in there who at least has vision with compassion,
    hope based in reality, and honest heart & soul.

    Somebody who doesn’t believe that either he or our country are islands with no responsibility to the rest of the citizenry of our one planet.

    Everyone on this planet needs 5 things to live.
    Food, Air, Water, Shelter and Clothes.
    Yes, if you live in Alaska your Home, Clothes & Food
    will be different than somebody who lives in the jungle.
    The Air and Water will probably be different too.

    Nonetheless, those 5 basic necessities make us all the same.

    I want a President who understands that and does the right thing for all of us, not just a select few.

    I hope and pray to God that we as Americans do the right thing for all of us, not just a select few.

    September 3, 2012 at 1:22 am |
  20. cwatbak

    If the 2012 Democratic National Convention conducts and kicks off a televised national Job Fair/Drive, I believe it would silence the Republicans to some degree.

    September 3, 2012 at 2:02 am |
  21. Judy

    Mr davise you are a turd on the sea of life Rove says he wants to murder akins . If the democratse talked to republicans the way republicans talk to republicans you all would be screaming. You have a double standard for everything from reading off of telepromters to swiss bank accounts and tax returns, Not one answer yet as to why mitt keeps his money off shore. Repos ignore the very basics but rant on about the presidents school records. Which are higher than most of yours since he was president of Harvard law review and graduated cum lauda. It is easier for these dumbbells to make fun of others than answer the questions presented. When the vp candidate can't make a speach without out right lying then everyone is in big trouble. If thinking that the president is a better choice for the office and has better ideas and is not a lier means you think we are worshiping him so be it. I guess you are worshiping Romney. At least you are following his philosphy of lies and hate and flip flopping. Forward. 2012

    September 3, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • Howard

      IF OBAMA'S COLLEGE GRADES ARE SO IMPRESSIVE, AS YOU IMPLY ... THEN, WHY IS HE DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO INSURE THEY REMAIN SEALED ???

      September 4, 2012 at 1:05 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Gee-Golly-Wilikers, Howie, Every single American student is shielded BY LAW protecting their privacy regarding school records. SO Obama doesn't have to work hard at anything the rest of us don't have to work hard at protecting college records BECAUSE they are already protected. NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAS EVER RELEASED THOSE so why should he?? NO OTHER PRESIDENT had to present a birth certificate either, but he did. AND Ya'll still don't accept it SO SCREW YOU in my opinion, WHY aren't you asking for MITT's TAX RETURNS?? NOW THAT WOULD BE A KICK IN THE BOTTOM, WOULDN'T IT?? But, it wouldn't bother you much if Mitt ran off with Mt. Rushmore and sold it to the Chinese. So what's the point of me responsing to a complete cretin like you? Maybe cause I would get a kick out of calling you a cretin so you could whine, and whine, and whine, and whine, and....................til you fell asleep behind the wheel of whatever you are driving and make a sudden stop ROCKETING YOU OFF THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!

        September 4, 2012 at 1:52 am |
  22. Howard

    Judy and Cynthia L. both use vile disgusting insults ... like you're a puke ... you're a turd ... and other assorted low life terms and accusations towards anybody who opposes theirs, or Obama's point of view, or policies. Reality, facts, and actual video tape proof of liberal baseless accusations, and lies don't matter to them ... winning, at all costs does. They reflect the tactics of their corrupt leaders, like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, David Axelrod, and David Plouiffe ... who, out of desperation, have decided to lie, character assassinate, and mud sling, in lockstep, Although many Obama devotes will believe, and follow Barack, even if their own eyes and ears, say the opposite ... but, most Americans care more about the TRUTH, than following the Obama cult of lies, and corruption ... especially when it will determine the future of America ... and the future of their children and grandchildren. Obama is destroying America ... and, destroying our economy. The TRUTH will set America free ... Dump Obama ... Elect Romney & Ryan.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:01 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      Seriously funny, Howard Latina/diana. I don't ever recall calling you a turd but, if the description fits,....
      I have called you a PUKE, which you are when you lie about Obama keeping our military in Ohio from early voting when that wasn't what was happening. YOU have even tried CHANGING your on blog name to LATINA/ diana to give one more voice to bash Obama. I HAVE A NEW POLL NUMBER FOR YOU. It might hit you in the,......gut.
      The Latino vote after Romney's big time Convention attempt at putting Latinos BEHIND the podium AND NOT in the audience gave me something to really laugh about. Ready???....ARE YOU REALLY READY???.....
      Polling of Latino Americans stand at 64% SUPPORT FOR OBAMA – and 30% for Willard.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:30 am |