Meat and greet the candidates
June 26th, 2012
02:15 PM ET

What'll ya have, Mr. President?

They say when the cat’s away the mice will play… which seems to be the case whenever First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t around to watch over her husband’s daily dose of healthy foods.

Tuesday afternoon, President Obama sneaked in another fast-food pit stop at The Varsity, an Atlanta-based eatery renowned for its chili dogs and its famous 84-year-old slogan, “What’ll ya have?” Touting itself as the largest drive-in restaurant in America, The Varsity can accommodate 600 cars and more than 800 people inside its famous walls, according to its website.

Visiting this mouth-watering establishment has been a rite of passage for other U.S. presidents as well – Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton all had a taste for The Varsity’s renowned food during their respective terms in office.  (CNN's Eatocracy blog lists some other must-stops for campaigners)

But with a wife known for championing healthy choices, it’s no surprise that President Obama has tried finding refuge from dishes that include White House-grown “Barackoli.” Last week, Obama satisfied his sweet tooth on a campaign trip up north, swinging by the University of New Hampshire’s Dairy Bar, where he joked with onlookers that under other circumstances – namely, outside polling places – he would not be able to buy them ice cream. And in June, Obama celebrated Father’s Day by breaking bread with some local dads at Kenny’s BBQ place in Washington D.C, where he accidentally walked out on his bill.

With the election season heating up, the president will be hitting the road more than ever, where snack stops will most likely be a regular occurrence. Hopefully, though, the first lady won’t be too angry with her husband and his less-than-healthy choices.

soundoff (462 Responses)
  1. Lionel

    Good job Obama. Out economy is improving and thanks for saving us from another great depression which my grandma remembers very well. I can't wait to see what the haters are going to say about this. Ready, set, go, Howard, Jerry and John.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    June 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • Chris from Chicago

      I challenge you to think of 3 things the President championed or put into action which improved the economy. If you can't think of 3 things, that is a great sign that you may need to do some research for your own benefit.

      June 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • Joi Gibson

        Chris from Chicago,

        May I answer that question. Whether you agree or not, but I say the stimulus package, the auto bailout, and the extension of unemployment insurance (I am quite sure you especially will not agree with that one). He also had an infrastructure jobs package last year that would have put people to work. But since Congress has no intention of putting folks back to work, that jobs package is sitting on someone's desk or has been used by a Republican congressman for toilet paper. He was willing to cut a deal with John Boehner to cut the deficit and add a certain amount of revenue which would have helped with the uncertainty (as the "job creators" are so fond of saying). He even went along with extending tax cuts because as you know, tax cuts pay for themselves and create jobs (so say the "job creators").


        June 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
      • Mikey

        I'll add in about 25 separate tax cuts, including the almost 40% of the stimulus that was actually tax cuts.

        June 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Chris here is a short list of the top 50 Things he has done.... it is an impressive list, so read all three pages.

        OBAMA-Biden 2012!

        June 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
      • jean2009

        Oh, and Chris I'm sure you will be very disappointed that finding the list was very easy...thousands of website hits for a list of things President Obama has done to improve the economy.

        June 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
      • Paul

        I'm no Obama fan but the Varsity is a good choice! Regarding his efforts to improve the economy it seems those that defend him ignore his programs have been "one-offs" initial infusion of tresaury or tax dollars into programs that create jobs that are NOT self sustaining...and can only be sustained through

        June 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
      • Paul

        No fan of the President but certainly a good choice by him to visit the Varsity.

        Seems his supportoers and proponents of his jobs and/or stimulus programs ignore the obvious...these jobs require treasury dollars (the fed printing money) or tax dollars and are NOT self sustaining. The only way they sustain is either the fed print more money or raise additional taxes.

        How to create self sustaining jobs? Incentivize companies and corporations to SHUT DOWN MANUFACTURING plants in China, India and like places and return thsoe jobs to the USA. That's it...anything else is a ruse.

        June 26, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
      • Dude

        Yea, that above ^ is a list of things Obama has attemped. Everything on that list has either failed or been made worse by Obama (with the exception of Gaddafi and Bin Laden).

        June 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
      • alnga

        I agree he actually prolonged the recession, but that aside he did pick a great feeding place. The only treasure left in Atlanta. The Varsity is all they say it is and much more. it is a lot like standing in Times Square of New York. You will see someone you know no matter where you come in from.. Forgive me FOX theater.

        June 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
      • Aaron

        And found just as easily a list of 50 ways Obama is hurting the economy. See how easy it is to find lists for both sides? Such a worthless point.

        June 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
      • Print More Money

        And everything he's done has worked well. Never mind those pesky millions still without jobs.

        June 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
      • Francisco Escobedo

        Hey, if I was president, I would do the same thing Obama has done to "improve" the economy: pass another 1 trillion dollar "stimulus",' extend unemployment for everyone (and increase the payments by 100 %), and bailouts for everyone! Genious! Where will the money come from? You kidding me, no problem, just borrow some more! Let's just keep throwing more borrowied money to the problem, sooner or later this will create a few more jobs! Brilliant! And let people from other generations (my children) to attempt to pay the national debt. But for now, let's just throw more and more borrowed money to our problems!

        June 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • NY9Solyndra

        The Cash for Clunkers program was a tax on poor people.

        Barry destroyed over 700,000 working vehicles which could have been used by the working poor to go to work or by college students to attend classes.

        Used car prices are now at all-time highs partly because Barry took so many decent cars out of use.

        Also, the Cash for Clunkers program actually bankrupted a lot of small businesses! During the two months before the program began and for two months after it started, many small body shops, auto sales lots, etc., went out of business. The reason is that for about four months, people stopped doing anything related to used cars as they first tried to decide whether or not to use the CfC program and then when they stopped repairing their cars so they could trade them in.

        Barry hurt a lot of poor people, students, and small business owners. And he did it solely to help the UAW – and to gain their votes and contributions.

        June 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
      • freecheese

        Where were the white kids in this photo op? To borrow a phrase from Redd Foxx: " There are enough n+++++s here to make a Tarzan movie."

        June 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
      • josetoyou

        People responding to your challenge are IDIOTS, if they actually believe what they wrote...

        June 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
      • Mike Hunt

        He admitted a bunch of rectum sexers into the military, thus increasing the spread of HIV, which in turn helpls growth in the welfare medical system....

        June 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
      • self-loathing white Obama voter

        Bush's fault, Bush's fault, Bush's fault. RACIST!!!

        June 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
      • Dave Hardesty

        Odd, someone talks about Republicans in Congress holding up the show yet for the first two years both houses of Congress were of his same party and had majority rule yet could not seem to get anything of real significance done. And I am specifically talking about the jobs package.

        June 26, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
      • beezdotcom

        yeah, here's 50 things he SHOULDN'T have done...

        June 27, 2012 at 12:09 am |
      • Michelle

        To all of you who believe this man is a boon to our Nation; If you are college grads, seek a refund from your institute of higher learning. This President is a disaster. Why? Because he's Black? No. Because he's INEXPERIENCED!!!

        June 27, 2012 at 6:11 am |
      • Shepherd

        1. redistribution of wealth
        2. class warfare
        3. abuse of power

        How am I doing? 🙂

        June 27, 2012 at 6:39 am |
      • jvlag3

        But wait the stimulus/bail outs package were started with can’t blame Bush and then simultaneously take credit for any “perceived” success. So really he has no accomplishments unless he owns up and takes responsibility for the current mess. But for him it’s easy to blame everyone else.

        June 27, 2012 at 7:19 am |
      • Deandre Andres

        The government has released job information that shows when counting every job created by the stimulus, it has cost several million dollars PER JOB...yeah, that worked. The auto bailout? Created a car that abut 300 people a year are buying... in a nation of 300,000,000. No company will stave off bankruptcy (again) for long on those numbers. AND Only in the insane world of liberalism would "the extension of unemployment insurance" (read EXTENDING AN ECONOMY WHERE PEOPLE AREN'T WORKING) be listed as something the helps the economy. That's the problem with liberals...they see everything upside down and backwards. They pour water on a fire and wonder why it won't burn, after all, hydrogen and oxygen ARE flammable...sheer genius...NOT!

        June 27, 2012 at 7:30 am |
      • Dave

        All of you that list things this fool in charge DID to FIX the economy are listing things that did NOT FIX the economy, they are things that just kicked the can down the road! He did not do ad damn thing to FIX the economy and you know it. If this was true then we would have a lower unemployment rate because companies would be hiring instead of going up, hell I can go on and on. Lib, are such fools.

        June 27, 2012 at 8:09 am |
      • jean2009

        Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and you certainly are blind.
        The list is the 50 top accomplishment...and those are for things which have been done by this president and which were the right and necessary thing to do.
        Here it is available in pocket form:
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        June 27, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • JustAGuy

        HA HA HA HA!!!

        All these Obama Faithful are citing what Obama did, but the question was what did he do that ACTUALLY improved the economy.


        And somebody said Obama implemented 25 tax cuts. Giving somebody a temporary tax holiday is NOT a cut in the tax rate. And that so-called payroll tax cut? Cutting FICA only takes money away from the current SSI recipients, and diminished the amount you pay in which means, you stand to get a little less when you draw SSI.

        June 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • JuanV

        1) Fast and Furious;
        2) Solyndra;
        3) Acorn;
        4) White House Situation Room National Security Leaks;
        5) Race baiting;
        6) Class warfare;
        7) War on Small Business;
        8) War on Capitalism;
        9) No College Records;
        10) etc., etc.

        June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
      • Steve from Chicago

        Any list of "accomplishments" should be viewed with an equally long list of footnotes. Just a few that come to mind. 1. He did not end the war in Iraq, Bush set up that timeline. 2. He is not ending the war in Afghanistan, we're being kicked out 3. Obamacare will raise premiums for the average American by $2,500, kick close to 20mm Americans off their existing plans, and shrink the medical profession by close to one million jobs. 4. The first thing he did as part of the auto bailout was to lay off close to 100,000 dealership employees. Romney gets all sorts of crap for laying off people as part of companies he restructured, and BHO gets a pass for doing the same. 5. His Race to the Top plan for education has been a failure so far. 6. The billion dollar stimulus has failed to generate –any– private sector jobs. 7. His "investments" in green sector jobs have produced a string of bankruptcies and no jobs to show for it. And I could go on and short flashy packaging + no content = FAIL.

        June 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • vejer

        ok,,here they are,,first off,,there was,,well,uh,,hmm,,nevermind the first one,,then there was,,hmm,,shucks,,ok,,the third one,,...crickets are chirping......

        June 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
      • JustAGuy

        Also, regarding the Auto Bailout.

        Remember when Obama forced all those dealerships to go out of business? That list was published. If you took that list and use, you will learn the overwhelming majority of all the dealerships Obama closed were owned by financial donors to the McCain campaign.

        It's the Chicago way! Punish your enemies!

        Don't believe me? Look it up yourself.

        June 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • Ratt

        That's laughable Gibson, exactly how did the Stimululs help the econmoy and America. You mean like that $580 Million bankrupt Solyndra ? Or the other 'Green Projects' that went bankrupt in the Millions, of course, they went bankrupt right after they contributed to Obama's re-election campaign. Or, how about that 'Cash for Clunkers', oh baby, that was good one, eh ? Or, how about the Dealerships Obama had closed, especially the Dealerships he found out contributed to Republicans, or how that $188 Billion Fannie and Freddie Mac lost, or how about the fact under Obama we went from 19 million foodstamp recipients to 48 million, you talking about those great accomplishments. Or, you want to talk about ObamaCare where the CBO lied about how much it would cost ? And, you and I both know extended unemployment benefits is just vote-buying, plain and simple. Enemployment is at 10% nationwide and 15-20% in innner-cities. How many wars are we in now, 8 , plus drone-bombing Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and N. Africa. You want to talk about Illegal Immigration and how Obama passed the House of Representatives to give illegals the right to vote ? You want to talk about Obama suing the States for their stance on Illegal Immigration and Voter ID Laws. naaw, you don't want to talk about all that do ya ?

        June 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
      • jean2009

        Well here is thr Washington Post take on how much of the 2012 deficit is owned by President Obama and how much of the current debt is due to George W. Bush in a block chart which even the most math challenged readers should grasp.

        Obama's amount isn't even close.

        Great day! SCOTUS says AFHC Act is constitutional, unemployment numbers go down once again, price for a gallon of gasoline still falling $3.14 per gallon this afternoon, automobiles still manufactured in USA...and stimulus did put food on a lot of tables in the town where I live. Those shovel ready jobs were ready.

        June 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
      • mike k.

        ACA, Auto Bankruptcy Protection, Fair Pay

        July 5, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Lucy B.

      Shutting down all the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in San Diego and giving weapons to Drug Cartels... sounds like Terrorism to me.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • walljasper

      Looks like someone has been drinking way too much Kool-aid and/or not taking their free govt. meds.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • msoto

      how's if feel living in a deluded life?

      June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • John Obama

      Thataboy(not racist) show SPUD-BUTT you'll eat what you want , when you want. Show her who wears the pants in the White House. Go Bammy Go!!!!!!!!

      June 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
      • John Obama


        June 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • mark

      so in your world higher debt, higher unemployment, record foreclosures of both homes AND cities (no coincidence run by dems) a downgrade of credit rating equates to the economy improving?

      June 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
      • myoption

        Lest not forget Obummer inherited a AAA credit rating and hmmm, whats it now? First time ever in our country's history have we lost that AAA rating..People seem to forget this.
        Thats all.

        June 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
    • mark

      a stimulus that has done nothing but add debt. a 'healthcare' plan that is unconstitutional, not to mention the countless impeachable offenses:

      but you all stay ignorant....go with 'forward' as our country slides into oblivion, all from a guy who has no experience, can't formulate a thought w/o a teleprompter and points the finger at everyone except himself.

      June 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
      • lovey k.

        How right you are Mark.. thanks for your post....

        June 27, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • jean2009

        How wrong you are!

        June 27, 2012 at 11:01 am |
      • jean2009

        Stimulus jobs put food on a lot of tables where I live.

        June 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
    • josetoyou

      You are ignorant... Try some more reasearch to get your mind properly informed.

      June 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    • nvvmeac

      Adding $6 Trillion to the national debt, no biggie

      June 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
      • jean2009

        And $4.1 Trillion of it is for what we owe on the Bush bungle.

        June 27, 2012 at 11:03 am |
      • lovey k.

        wake up people...Obama is a jerk and only half Black you folks forget he had a white mother..or so he claims

        June 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
      • Chilli Steak and Rings


        "And $4.1 Trillion of it is for what we owe on the Bush bungle."

        No dummy, that's what Bush did in 8 years. The 6 Trillion your daddy Obama did goes on top of that. I wish people had to pass a test before they can vote. Now give me 2 chili steaks, rings and a Ice Cold Coca Cola... also throw in a FO and Apple Pie...

        June 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • dbb494

      Don't worry, after November 6, 2012 he can apply for a job at The Varsity.

      June 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
    • Big Red

      First of all, we were NEVER headed for Great Depression II. That's just a typical liberal hysteric made up LIE fabricated by you knuckle draggers on the radical left. Second, Oblamo did not "save" the auto industry. He turned over controllerhip to UNIONS and left the US taxpayers with the bill and took away the power of the rightfull investors. Third, Oblamo has done NOTHING for this economy after over THREE YEARS of rule now. Fourth, gas is STILL 60% higher than it was when Bush LEFT office that you liberals were whining about. And fifth, Oblamo has deficit spent (WASTED is more like it) more in THREE YEARS than in ALL of Bush's EIGHT, INCLUDING two wars that you liberals whine about all the time even to this day. I could write a small BOOK on the failure of this incompetent president, but I don't have to. No matter what your beloved liberal lapdog media attempt to paint Obama as and shield him from any negatives, AMERICA has had ENOUGH of failure, draconian fascism, and arrogant narcissism. GO POUND SAND when he loses in November by 8% plus just like Scott Walker gave you liberal goons the beatdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
      • Constitution First

        Well said.

        In my opinion, the really disturbing aspect of Mr. Obama time in this office is his demonstrated lack of understanding of the concept of Co Equal Branches of Government set up by the Constitution. I fear the first 2 years – under Mrs. Pelosi's time as Speaker of the House – where she failed to live up to her Constitutional obligation to protect the power of her branch; that Mr. Obama deemed ( Ms Pelosi's phrase ) more power than the Executive Branch actually enjoys under the Constitution.

        Sad that a person a flawed as Mr Obama wasn't properly vetted in 2008 – we would have Mrs. Clinton as President. Mrs. Clinton prior to serving as Secretary of State would have been equally under qualified – as all Senators have proved to be when elevated to the Presidency.

        With that said I can only despair, send money to Constitutionally Centered Politicians and wait for the retirement of what will be evaluated by history of the most abysmal administration in US history.

        June 27, 2012 at 8:55 am |
      • jean2009

        After 8 years of total mismanagement and disregard for the American people...yes it certainly was a depression...and yes we are recovering from thanks to the GOP.

        June 27, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • bubbaskirtchaser

      Please stay out the sun ...It's messing with your pea brain

      June 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
    • Mike Hunt

      Good job Obama..... Way to bolster the economy of foreign nations. As put in is own biography in the Harvard law review "born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia an Hawaii." Obama is as American as a cheap wrist watch.

      June 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
    • Worst'president'everappointedbyCNN

      There is no single metric any of you myrmidons and sycophants can hang to remotely suggest this pathetic excuse for a president has done anything but make this economy worse unless you are public servant living off the labor of productive Americans. $5 trillion new debt, record and longest span of unemployment in history, 18 year low in real estate valuation, gas 75% more expensive than at the beginning of term, record trade deficits, Solyndra, lavish parties and vacations on the taxpayer dime, no, the stimulus created a few jobs at the cost of $1mm per job or more, taxes are higher and going higher, healthcare was taken from bad to awful. This guy is an inexperienced, unqualified disaster in economic and all other respects demanded of the office.

      June 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
    • bret

      i should have known. yes i regret clicking on this link. everything HE does, everytime HE breathes, it takes only seconds for a Pravda reporter from CNN to write a gushing love letter puff piece posing as real news. everytime its followed by paid sycophantic obama zombies– who out themselves with the standard "0bama/biden 2012"

      I am NOT interested in your "truth team". I file that information with HIS labor department's unemployment numbers. Anybody with half a brain, can walk outside, talk to a neighbor, go to the grocery store, and figure out that HIS economy is collapsing, bankers are getting richer, while our cost of living is soaring.

      but PLEASE.. obamatrons.... DO GO ON!!

      June 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
      • jean2009


        June 27, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Michael Lederman

      Congratulations you must have drunk so much of the Amateur in Chief's Kool Aid that your hopelessly addicted to the least capable president in the history of the American nation. BHO has done more to hurt this country from the moments he bowed to our nation's detractors and insulted our nation's friends. While his wife thinks she can determine better than a child's own parents how to raise said child and what foods we can and cannot feed our children meanwhile BHO visits the very fast food restaurants his wife would outlaw, hypocrisy you say? I say typical Amateur in chief behavior.

      June 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
    • Michael Lederman

      what is really amusing is all the things the idiot left has written to claim the Amateur in chief did anything good for this country they throw at you many things started by their oh so hated George Bush and even more things that BHO had nothing to do with and some that he did but were horrible failures. The truth is BHO has done nothing worthy even though at the start he had a friendly House and Senate yet what did we get from that? Not a damned thing.

      June 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
    • Roland

      Lionel.. my father was in the depression, matter of fact he was put in a orphanage because his parents couldn't afford to feed him and his brothers.. I could care less what Obama eats but I will tell you my Father and I both think he is doing a crappy job with this economy and our country.. My Father served 3 tours in the service.. World War II and Korea.. where Obama is taking us is not the same place he wanted for his great great grandchildren... yes I am a Great Grandfather and have been around much longer than YOU I am sure..grow up this man is doing a terrible job, his lack of respect for the U. S. Constitution and obvious contempt for the American way is disgusting.. good riddance come November.. you see I am not writing this out of hate but for love of my country .

      June 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
    • DSANB

      Saved from what? Seriously are you brain dead or just another stupid liberal. Oh excuse me, same thing!

      June 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • Tootlesmcgee

      Joi Gibson your doush is showing.

      No Socialist Obama!

      Obama/Biden/Mochelle sucks 2012.

      I'd rather vote for an American.

      June 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
    • Tom

      HAHAHA....yeah, he's gonna win another term!!! "He saved us from another depression?" We're in one now, MORON!!

      June 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
    • Nobama2008

      Let's see.... he raised the debt up $5 trillion in 3 years, his stimulus has kept unemployment up to 8.2% (not including those who ran out of benefits), the record number of people on food stamps and living in poverty. That's quite a record. Why are my tax dollars keeping Government Motors "on their feet"?!? That's no job creation, he's just throwing money at his union buddies.

      June 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
    • Timmy

      Can't argue with stupid

      June 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
      • Michael Kreusel

        Timmy, you are another Obama Zombie! Dude, get the facts. This is the worst president in the history of this republic, AND IT IS NOT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK!!! He wants this country to fail, to then replace it with a Socialist style government. It is sad when people can't see it, what is right in front of your eyes. If the Republic fails, which it will if we continue to elect people like Obama, it will definitely fail. Oh well, it is only our country that we have fought for all these years. I guess if you keep defending stupidity, one day you will need to look in the mirror and say, "Why didn't I do more to save my country!"

        June 27, 2012 at 12:05 am |
      • jean2009

        Yes, Michael it is because he is black...sad you just don't get it.
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        June 27, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • Chilli Steak and Rings

        @ jean2009

        "Yes, Michael it is because he is black...sad you just don't get it."

        Jean, so you are saying This is the worst president in the history of this republic, BECAUSE HE IS BLACK?" i don't agree...

        June 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm |

      Lionel, the intelligence train left you long ago we see.

      June 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
      • lovey k.

        these posts made me 'lol' what a bunch of dreamers..four more years of this character and there will be no more 'freedom' for any of us...and its about time to quit the 'blame BUSH' he has not been president for 3 plus years..and as for giving 'un-employment checks' to all the lazy people,,,they will never work if you hand it to them on a silver platter. and that is how obama plans to win again...FREE HANDOUTS....

        June 27, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • Doug

      Good grief, can you grovel any lower? How do the presidents feet smell?

      June 26, 2012 at 11:21 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Doug – about those crusty racing-stripes you leave in your shorts--signed a concerned citizen with a clothespin on her nose.

        July 5, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • Josh Biggs

      You're delusional. The unemployment went up last month.

      June 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm |

      All those kids look to have smart phones. Probably cost as much per month for the service as their weekly wages. Who is footing the bill for the rest of their existence???

      June 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        At least THEY HAVE A JOB. If you want an iPHONE get off your video war-games, take a shower- pleeeease, leave the house for a change and apply for employment SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE AND maybe EVEN THERE.

        July 5, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • slconfidential

      Economy improving with fat clogging food.

      June 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
    • confusedbob

      lionel what do you do for a living? you seem pretty sure that obama/biden is a good choice for 4 more years so you gotta have a stable job that will not be at risk during the next term..... so any info on how to get in that field or any tips on how you've done so well so far please pass it on to us that need the help. thanks!!

      June 27, 2012 at 12:10 am |
    • grendel007

      Ha Ha Ha. Thats funny. Oh, wait, it wasn't sarcasm? Oops. Well, I hope you get over that cause it is a dangerous world to be walking around in not thinking clearly

      June 27, 2012 at 12:16 am |
    • Political Grandma

      Lionel, higher unemployment, more people on welfare and food stamps, 15 trillion and growing deficit, GDP below 2%, being massively in debt to enemy countries are not signs of an improving economy. Calling people names will not change facts.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:30 am |
    • Allofus

      West coast people absolutely dont get this negro bullshit.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am |
    • Spurtz_Reynolds

      More food stamps than any other time in history and increasing; foreclosures continuing to get worse; unemployment rate continuing to rise with no end in sight: gasoline prices going higher because he refuses to drill; and higher taxes for the job creators.

      Would you mind telling me where the economy is improving in a substantial way?

      Next time, before you utter a word, try getting the truth.

      No more Hype and Blame.

      Mitt 2012

      June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am |
    • Imus

      Yes, thank you messiah for saving us. Now let's have some melon and chicken.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:30 am |
    • Shepherd

      You can always count on Barry to move faster and furious to the next chili dog stand.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:37 am |
    • Vote Loud

      "H A T E R S" ! ? ! ?!

      Lion, has "RA C I S T" lost it's gloss and sting? With nice people like Schultz and Maher, are you naive enough to really believe that "HATERS" will stick to Conservatives?

      It's ironic that liberals had to change their moniker to Progressive, because you have been exposed for what you really are... Takers and Socialist!!! Liberals must speak in doublespeak, because when they are honest and express their beliefs, they are resoundingly rejected. America is a Center-Right nation.

      Son, turn on C-SPAN and read CQ to get facts, rather than verbal vomit from REAL haters like Maddow, Maher, Matthews and Schultz!.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:57 am |
    • Joe

      Yes, thank you god, er, I mean sir, er, I mean GOD POTUS.

      June 27, 2012 at 7:25 am |
    • Arthur Williams

      That Public servant destroyed the America we once enjoyed with doomed policies.

      June 27, 2012 at 8:05 am |
    • ED JONES

      tHANKS michele

      June 27, 2012 at 8:12 am |
    • Gary

      Hey Lionel, we are going to vaporize his presidency on 11/6/12. Then, hopefully, charge him with treason.

      June 27, 2012 at 9:03 am |
    • Fed Up

      You must mean Obeyme/BiteMe 2012.... moron.

      June 27, 2012 at 9:07 am |
    • Laughing at Obama!

      Are you kidding me? Good thing he is at a fast food place. He goes to where his "people" are but the reality is simple: YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE AND BLACK TEENAGERS HAVE THE HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS since Obammy took control of office.

      Yeah...he sure is making the economy better for all of you! LAME!!!! Open your eyes people. Lest not forget that the entire reason for the creation of the REPUBLICAN PARTY was to END SLAVERY! It was the DEMONCRATS who wanted to keep balck people as slaves. Now all the blacks that support dems are slaves...just in a different way! You are all slaves of the system. You depend on EBT and welfare to live. Just like you depended on the slave owners for your food and shelter back in the day, you all know are slaves to a different type of 'white' owner...called Democrats!

      what a shame!!!

      June 27, 2012 at 9:25 am |
      • Chad

        Wow had to respond to this!!! Awesome point!!! Very well said.....

        June 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • jb2817

      Wait,,,, is this Lionel from the Jeffersons????????

      June 27, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • mark

      the haters say...Obama is a corrupt con man with zero experience in anything but ringing a doorbell...he just happens to be half black..why what are you hearing?.lol..

      June 27, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • Orders


      June 27, 2012 at 10:25 am |
    • jeff

      Are you seriously that ignorant? Is it your pride that blinds you?

      June 27, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • john

      Can anyone tell me what they see in that picture??? look at everyone behind the counter lol...This president doesn't have the slightest clue what he is doing..He had control of the house and senate for 2 years and and all he was able to get through was the wasteful stimulus package, somehow he thinks spending trillions more will help generate the economy and reduce the debt..he put through obamacare which more than half the country wants repealed and im sure some parts will be struck down by the supreme court if not all of it. He has put sticter regulations on businesses which isn't helping them any because they are afraid to hire and expand. The scandals that are surrounding the administration like solyndra, fast and furious which was the result of a border agent being killed. The president cant run on his record at all..there are more people that have all together just stopped looking for work in the country than there are still looking for work. I guess it's easier that way because all the welfare bums are still getting their "obama money" on a nice fat check..aka my money and all the other tax payers money. Basically im supporting people to live while i work every day because people are to lazy to walk out their door and take initiative and responsibilty for themselves. They would just rather mooch off of others because it's easier that way. Obama is not going to win a second term it's just that simple. He is only averaging at a 46-47% approval rating in the national polls among registered voters and with likely voters it's even lower between 44-46% this is BAD for a sitting president and i think even a few democrats can agree. Obama doesn't have to much momentum to gain because the "undecided voters" arent really undecided they already know who the president is and what he has done they just arent sure about the challenger yet and 2/3 of the undecideds usually go with the challenger, it's a fact look at the polls for the past few presidents. Obama has had his chance and he failed at it. The unemployment rate ticked back up to 8.2%, the economy is still lagging, enough jobs aren't being created to stay ahead. He failed to shutdown guantonamo Bay like he said he wanted to, flip flopped on the gay marriage issue because when he was running he was for civil unions not marriage which has hurt him and put a bad taste in peoples mouth in swing states. He's destroying the coal industry, countless coal mines and steel mills have been shut down which will hurt him in ohio and Pennsylvania also. I mean i can go on all day but i dont feel like it cause i actually have to work and not sit infront of my computer all day collecting money from the gavernment.

      June 27, 2012 at 10:29 am |
    • Col. Kilgore

      Order wrong , blamed Bush

      June 27, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • larry

      I do not like this Uncle Sam
      I do not like his health care scam
      I do not like those dirty crooks or
      how they lie and cook the books
      I do not like when congress steals
      I do not like their secret deals
      I do not like this jobless rate or
      speeches filled with racist hate
      I do not like this drilling ban
      I do not like this "yes we can"
      I do not like this spending spree
      I'm smart I know that nothing's free
      I do not like their smug replies
      when I complain about their lies
      I do not like this kind of "hope"
      I do not like it Nope Nope Nope

      June 27, 2012 at 11:13 am |
      • jean2009

        Hope is great..I love his plan.
        Forward...Forward...Forward... Man!
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        June 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Rich

      I'm not a fan of President Obama. But come on people! He's a grown man and if he wants to eat some fast food, the man can get himself some fast food.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
      • Howard

        HYPOCRISY ... he eats fast food, while Michelle uses the power of the state to pressure school cafeterias, restaurant chains, and the American population, to eat veggies and apples slices ... and to add injury to insult, she's using OUR tax dollars to pay for a full time personal pastry chef at the White House ... what HYPOCRISY

        June 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Crewmax42

      Who cares what he eats, while he ruins our country?

      June 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • Debbie

      Wow Lionel, you truly believe that? Are you getting that information from the mainstream media? Get the real facts and then let me know if you still think he is doing a good job. Do you even know what the Constitution is? If so, then you should know that this POTUS is stomping on it each and every day. Myself...knowing the facts I think we need to take out the garbage in November.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • The Rev Al

      Lionel, what planet are you on? The economy is improving. Unemployment numbers are getting worse, consumer confidence is dipping, the housing market is a disaster, job creation in the private sector is almost non existent. You are clearly a Obama cool aid drinker who blindly follows this totally incompetent President. Don't take my word for it, look at the economic data. It wouldn't matter though, you are stupid enough to support this disaster we have as a president.... Oh...and go ahead call me a racist just because his policies scare me to death. Could care less about skin color.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • BarrysHypocrisy

      Kept us out of a depression.....really. That's not what Joe Biden thinks:

      June 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • dolce2010

      I would SPIT in his food!

      June 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        You'd be able to squirt it through that missing front tooth of yours.

        June 29, 2012 at 8:19 am |
    • supateka

      lionel your a loser and obama eats trash everyday

      June 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
    • squiggy9000

      Obama is responsible for this economy. He took a faltering economy and killed it. He took money from your children, and their children and gave it to cronies at GE and GM, the SEIU (and other democrat party money geysers), "green" job killers like Solyndra, and alos, don't forget the many, many bankers he flooded with payoffs (who he then demonized for taking the cash).

      Obama would be a pathetic joke if the damage to America weren't so severe. Dear Lord, help us.

      June 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • MaryJo Koppechne

      Is that Hampton or RItchie?

      June 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Howard


      June 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • Just a Guy

      Lionel, how does it feel to be a useful idiot?

      June 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • DisgruntledInClinton

      Yes, but did he PAY this time?

      June 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
    • Bill E Bob

      "Out economy is improving"

      Tell us more! Tell us more!

      June 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama's fabricated image of being 'cool' has been replaced by CHEEZY ... thanks to his cheezy, desperate, fund raising 'make a financial 'registry' gift to Barack campaign ... and, his 'pay to enter the dinner with Barack and Michelle contest. Both cheezy ... and, both beneath the dignity of the office of the President. Save America ... Dump the Obama's in November !!!

      June 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • JT

      Really. "Accidently walked out on the bill" He's been doing a lot of that lately. But wait, he's not campaigning, right? that would mean his campaign would have to foot the bill for these little visits, not the local economy or the taxpayer, right?

      This is so appalling, and of course the mainstream media continues to cover for him.

      June 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • lugnut

      2012 DNC Convention Schedule.

      4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony.
      4:05 PM – Singing of "Gawd D_am America " led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
      4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama.
      4:15 PM – Ceremonial 'I Hate America' led by Michelle Obama.
      4:30 PM – Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire, Hillary Clinton.
      4:45 PM – RAP duet ‘Whitey Is_A_Racist’ sung by Luis Farrakhan and Sheila Jackson. 
      5:00 PM – UFO Abduction Survival Tips by, VP Joe Biden.
      5:15 PM – Nancy Pelosi presents speech on ‘Ethics’ in Politics.’.
      5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on "Keeping Your_Ho Quiet".
      5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States.

      June 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
      • jean2009

        3:30 P.M. Celebration over the SCOTUS ruling on the Health Care La!

        June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • LostHope

      You deserve him clearly with that kind of post..


      June 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • KB

      Typical Obama, economy is in the toilet and he thinks eating at the Varsity shows he cares. I wonder if he paid for his own food or "skipped" out like on Father's Day. Typical Democrat, order a meal and leave when the check comes due! Anybody but Obama in 2O12!

      June 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • John Steele

      Hey Lionel, Try to find a job dufus. My parents remember the Deprssion VERY well and they say that FDR caused it and Obama's hero is the Socialist FDR. Idiots like you need to go to a re-edication Economics class

      June 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • tom

      if grandma was still around she would think todays economy looks very familiar to the great depression. The diference today is the media wont admit how bad things are cause they want Obama to win again ANYBODY BUT OBAMA 2012

      June 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • bob smith

      When Obama goes to Nevada, maybe he can stop at the Heart Attack Grill to grab a bite to eat.

      June 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  2. 1twinsfan

    I hope the President said another four years.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Roger

      With any luck, Obama will be defeated, and he can spend the next four years working in fast food restaurants. Maybe he can save a few chicken nuggets for Mooshelle and they can take splendid vacations touring breweries.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • Spurtz_Reynolds

      Another four years of wrecking the country or giving you free checks?

      June 27, 2012 at 1:13 am |
    • Shepherd

      I'm sure you'll figure out a way to get your mail-box money no matter who's in the white house.

      June 27, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  3. California Gary

    Everyone needs a good chili dog once in awhile.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • jean2009

      It's not really summer until you have had a chili dog and a shake.

      June 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
      • DearMom

        Make that a chili dog and a beer, or 3.

        June 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
      • ranch111

        That food is what is causing all the obesity and diabetes.

        June 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
      • Ron Murray

        And a Thick Flavorful shake!!!. You got that right!

        June 27, 2012 at 6:40 am |
      • jean2009

        I don't think from looks it is hurting the president's waistline...and in moderation all things are okey!

        June 27, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Roger

      Maybe Obama's idea of a chili dog is a schnauzer on a bun smothered with chili, cheese, onions and some garlic salt.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
      • jean2009

        Mitts is the kind that is sick from being caged on the roof of a car...aong with tax breaks for dancing horses who are pumped full of painkillers so they can still dance.

        June 27, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • lensmanct

      This guy and his "gardener"wife won't shut up about what the rest of us are supposed to eat, but they will continue to have whatever they want. I hope his drink wasn't more than 12 0z. I am so sick of this moron.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
    • freecheese

      He looks like he is anorexic. I was married to an anorexic woman. When they eat in public, they always go to the rest room and stick their finger down their throat and force themselve's to puke.

      June 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
      • Deaner

        Actually, he's making ME puke!

        June 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  4. California

    Hussein stated more breaking of federal laws.

    June 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • jean2009

      No that would be George W. Bush.

      June 27, 2012 at 11:14 am |
      • California

        Bush is irrelevant. Try stating something that actually matters for once,

        June 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  5. Jean Sartre

    As long as Barack never gets to the same elaphantine size as Christy, I'm OK with it all...

    June 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • JM

      Sure, but don't YOU dare get that obese, subject.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
    • Shepherd

      That'll never happen. He's got a parasite in him that keeps him skinny. Sort of eats him from the inside. Kind of like his administration is doing to the US.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:42 am |
  6. j

    nice to see he's busy at working to save the country!

    June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Jenfidel

      Busy saving the country?! Are you crazy? He couldn't care less about the country. You must mean "Taking another of his famous breaks after wrecking the country."

      June 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
    • NY9Solyndra

      The more vacations and golf outings etc that Barry takes, the better off we are.

      June 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  7. critical thinking

    What else would this President order but a HOT DOG. After all, you are what you eat 🙂

    June 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • JM

      In that case he should order the LYING JIGABOO

      June 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
    • Roger

      If Obama were what he eats, he would be a sperm whale.

      June 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
    • Morris65

      "Dog Bites Dog!" there's a new twist for you!

      June 27, 2012 at 6:14 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Yeah, that picture of Karl Rove and Rupert Murdoch was amazing. Wonder if they're still friends after that one!!

        June 29, 2012 at 1:41 am |
  8. NObama 2012

    and another and another and another photo opp and all the security expense and risk to personell so the photo pig can see himself in print or TV... those who can to DO...those who cant act...and he sure acts!

    June 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • Tootlesmcgee

      Hoax and BLAME 2012. Loose lips Biden and Spend a Trillion Obama are going to bring their style of stick em up Chicago style corrupt communisum to a government near you!!!!

      Join a community group like the Black Panthers so you can get your share of the cut!

      Hoax and Blame 2012

      June 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  9. Frank Marshall Davis

    I'll have dog as the main course, a side order socialism and two big scoops of marxism. Don't worry, the taxpayers will pick up the tab.

    June 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Mikey

      I get it – a little tin foil hat humor. Very funny!

      June 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
      • Tootlesmcgee

        No he an most of the country are absolutely serious.

        You get a clue!

        June 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
      • grendel007

        It would be, if he hadn't actually eaten dog, fostered socialistic programs, and let taxpayers pick up the tab at fundraisers cause he stopped to use the bathroom at a charity building

        June 27, 2012 at 12:18 am |
      • Mike

        So okay, let see, 9.8 Billion for all those green jobs... I think if you add it all up the figure was something like 1.9 million per job. Just another 500 trillion, and we all will be working... or at least a few of us. Put that in your tim foil hat, Mickey

        June 27, 2012 at 12:53 am |
    • BitterEXdemocrackkk*

      LOL at Frank Marshall Davis above! good one! 'you've' been in the news quite a bit lately! so you were hot for Stanley Ann were ya? Man, you sure did take some awesome photos of Barry's mom, but what about the kiddie porn? Pretty much unheard of in the 1950s, huh?

      *spelled with 3 Ks to characterize and honor the violent history of the party of slavery.

      June 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
    • Georgia Republican

      Frank...the taxpayers didn't pick up the tab...the Chinese did.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:23 am |
  10. w l jones

    Just think if every American bought two HOT DOG made in america a month how many job it would create.

    June 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  11. RS, CA

    Who cares!

    June 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  12. Mark

    Obama has a reputation of walking out on the bill for a lot of things. Not just his hypocritical laden fast food orders.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  13. susanna

    Michelle dont care shes busy eating her lobster salad lunch

    June 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  14. Ben Marco

    Barack Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  15. rockman guglio

    How smart does one have to be to spend other people's money? But to create wealth, ahhh, that is a different matter that this President knows naught.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  16. VotersOfNY

    I can hardly wait to meet all you koolaid drinking dopes on soup lines if this bum gets another 4 years. That's where we'll all be if that happens. Obama has divided this country in every way he can possibly think. Blacks against whites, Dems against GOP, immigrants against citizens, young against old and on and on.

    He says he wants to distribute the wealth. He means your and everyone else's wealth, not his or his friends. Just remember one thing about socialism. Someone has to be in charge and that person usually has a few palaces and all his friends do also. You're not his friend by the way.

    Under Obama's world, you'll never be rich. You'll never have a nice car or be able to buy a home. You may have a job in the govt but you won't make much and it will be a menial job. You kids will all have the same bleak future and so will their kids. Look around the world. Look at history. That's the way it ALWAYS turns out in Obama's idea of life.

    Wake up before it's too late.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  17. Vit Weiss

    Wow. Look at all those Caucasians!

    June 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  18. @jean2009

    I went to that site, the "accomplishments" are laughable. He may have introduced them, but none of them have produced any results. Case in point, Race to the Top. I'm a teacher, no one is talking about Race to the Top. It surfaced, as most of the rest of his so-called "accomplishments" did, got some press, then submerged. If he tried to implement Race to the Top, his top constituents, union leaders, will kill it. I stand with Chris. Please name three MEANINGFUL accomplishments that have actually been implemented to the BENEFIT of this country.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  19. Jack

    Keep eating the fast food and smoking, Barry!

    June 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  20. Jakartaman

    CNN blog – that answers my question
    You people are on another planet.
    4 more of this american hating divider Chicago thug – Warning the SCOTUS etc.
    We are in a bad recession and his lack of leadership has prolonged the .
    Have to go take a shower now!

    June 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
  21. John

    Don’t you dare tell the first lady or it’s my head she would be after. ;(

    June 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  22. John

    Don’t you dare tell the first lady or it’s my head she would be after.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  23. Print More Money

    Can't stand his politics but he seems like a personable guy. Let him have his junk food binge, sheesh!

    June 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • Mr. Mike

      Agree 100%! Let the man have something tasty once a week or so, hope he got an ice-cold brewski with those world-famous chili dogs. Were I closer, I'd eat there too! Burp! Note to Prez: ya make 400 large a year, stuff a couple dozen benjamins in yer wallet for walking-around money....

      June 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • ranch111

      Don't they all?

      June 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • Spurtz_Reynolds

      Mao was a personable guy, too.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:14 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Got your RED FLAG wavin' , I see.

        July 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  24. Truth Monger

    What the article did NOT say was that he got 4 dogs to go for Moochelle..............

    June 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
    • mhamil


      June 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  25. Jonas Kniger

    He rode in the limo with Larry Sinclair, doing crack, & each other! Why do you think he wanted gay marriage instituted so he could dump moo-chele and marry larry! If you ever see a picture of moo-chele from the waist down she is the female chrisite! Too bad barry doesn't beleive in – bigger the cushion better da pushin!

    June 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  26. mel

    I hope the President didn't actually swallow anything from Varsity. I always heard about this place and on a trip to Atlanta I attempted to eat there. The food was as disgusting as MItt Romney. Just thinking about them make me want to puke.
    I will gladly vote for Obama but will never eat at Varsity again. Go Obama.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • KellyAtlanta

      Mel – On behalf of the MILLIONS of Varsity lovers, please shut up and don't come back to Atlanta. Thank you.

      June 27, 2012 at 10:12 am |

    Contrast in famous quotes:
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. " –Thomas Jefferson
    "I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically." ~ Barack Obama (Dreams From My Father)

    June 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  28. Kim Baliey

    USA demands to know why Obama was doing business with drug Cartels. Was he buying or selling cocaine? America deserves and answer now!!!

    June 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Man, oh man, does Romney have a lot of 'splanin' to do on using insider trading, tax-evasion loopholes AND the SAME CHANNELS that the MOST criminal theives, trafficers of DRUGS< WOMEN AND CHILDREN and LOW-LIFE TERRORISTS USE to move money around. He also has some shady practices regarding his 401K.
      Ask his wife about using her name to hide money moved around by his sleazy lawyer.
      READ ALL ABOUT IT. Vanity Fair, Daily Beast.

      July 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  29. BCL, Green Lane, PA

    I noticed in the story he has at least stayed consitent. He walked out on his bill at Kenny's BBQ just like he been leaving others to pay the bill for his mess the last 3 1/2 years

    June 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  30. american

    What’ll ya have?” What’ll ya have?” I would like to have a new president.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  31. Tom in NY

    Did he remember to pay this time?

    June 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  32. Blaxine Waters

    That place looks unsafe.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Not even close to what your toothbrush looks like.

      June 29, 2012 at 2:16 am |
  33. DAverz

    OMG! What a wimp!!! Sneaky little man-boy goes for burgers and won't get yelled at until wifey comes home! Is it just a coincidence that there are no white people working there? Does that make him a racist wimp too?

    June 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  34. NotMyPresident

    Just once again showing the hypocrisy that follows B.O. and Moochelle everywhere. Sickening.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  35. James Krowe

    Guess they serve fried chicken there.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  36. EricHolder

    I don't see any diversity is this photo op...Hmmmm. Looks like we will have to take Arizona to court again.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  37. What is that

    I qonder where the White people are at in this eatery?

    June 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  38. NY9Solyndra

    As of 12/31/2006, unemployment was 4.4%. Look that up on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website if you don't believe it.

    Three days later, on 1/3/2007, Democrats took total control of both houses of the 110th session of Congress, and two years later, they increased their control of the 111th session and they also had the White House.

    Remember when the misery started? Yep, it was 2007 – when Dems had total control of the federal budget, the deficit, all spending, etc..

    June 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • lovey k.

      thank you for posting that are 100% correct. Nov. 6, will bring change...and once again we will have to clean and dis infect the White House...we're ready...bring it on....

      June 27, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  39. greg

    In November he will be eating crow!!

    June 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  40. Shish

    Just another chance by the racist in chief to use minorities in a photo op......just like his wife always uses small low income black children to further her self serving agenda

    June 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  41. Facts

    Obama is on his way to lose in a lanslide this November, guys. Sorry for the cold water of reality, but too many indicators are wrong for him to win.

    And no, I'm not a Republican or a Romney guy...but I am a realist.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  42. JW Stallings

    In Lieu of paying the bill for him and his entourage, he asked the varsiity to donate the same amount to his campaign.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  43. josetoyou

    All black audience????? Hopefully he will soon have a cardiac arrest!

    June 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
    • Doug

      It is the varsity. There are only black wait staff. I don't care about his dog fetish. I care about the millions it cost tax payers for him to come raise 1/10th of that for his 2012 campaign. Can't we just cut him a check and save the money from his endless campaign/fundraiser trips?????

      June 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  44. Chicago

    Barry is a worthless POS.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  45. cnnisfluff

    Varsity is overblown, bad food, low wages, shared misery, very dirty, pretty strong metaphor for Barry's presidency

    June 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  46. M LAW

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  47. Klink

    This or any other business that hires only the black man as we see in the photo should be sued. Were the tables flipped, many businesses have been sued for not hiring blacks. I've seen this also at the Greyhound so it is a growing problem. Tragic.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  48. Bill

    Looks to me like the first lady has enjoyed a few too many pit stops in her day . . . . she's no Jillian Michaels, is all I'm sayin'!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  49. VotersOfNY

    I should have figured CNN wouldn't print my post. There was nothing in it except that I hate Obama and said what a bad job he's done. I can' wait for the election. You won't be able to hide the landslide that Romney will win by. Censor all the posts you want, it won't help.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  50. VotersOfNY

    I see one, where's the other?

    June 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Take your eye patch off.

      June 29, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  51. Joseph Morebrown

    My man Obama ain't done what he said for the put down black man. But he has to overcome many years of prejudice and the things the white man done to us. Give him time to make things right. He IS working on things. Those people speaking bad just don't like haveing a black man as the president.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  52. John Ross

    WTF why are there no white people working there. Fucin racists!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  53. Mary

    I definitely am not an Obama admirer, but I have to commend Mrs. Obama for her healthy eating campaign. You only have to look in your local mall to see the horrendous number of obese and morbidly obese individuals to know that we are headed down the wrong track. Applause, applause, Michelle Obama.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  54. bubba

    look at all those employees with missing teeth, can't speak anything but ebonics, have 3+ children at home without a father, it takes 30 of them to run a small hotdog shop, they are the ones getting screwed with the minimum wage rate by the corrupt business owner who quite possibly dodges his taxes and consistenly turns over his employees every 6 months so he doesnt have to provide medical or 401k benefits. Yeah, thats the future of america. Buy those votes Obummer. ABO 2012, Anyone But Obama 2012! This racist prick will lose!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  55. Ultimately

    I don't think too many will disagree that Obama puts on a good "show" for a dictator that hides behind an "executive order' to be as lawless as possible.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm |

    Obama has a very short attention span. I live in D.C. and all the guy has done for 3.5 years is campaign and go to fast food joints. Pretty lame – don't call me a HATER either because I actually voted for this idiot in 2008.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  57. Revolution 2012

    No wonder why CNN is at it's lowest ratings in 21 years

    June 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  58. Rick O'Shea

    Don't do like I do, do like Moochelle says.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  59. If I had a son, He'd look like trayvon

    I can't wait too see the look on all of the U.S. hating subversive-progressive, libtards faces when he gets kicked from office.
    Liberalisim is a mental disorder.
    D. The atheist

    June 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  60. Bruce

    That is sad that there isn't one white person working in there. What happened to being diverse in the job market. Apparently its ok because they are all black!!!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
  61. craig bilds

    Gee, he has absolutely no self discipline, so how's he going to be disciplined enough to do what's right for the country i.e. austerity.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  62. mexican

    Can anyone say, largest increase in deficit in the history of the US? And you think he helped the economy? Please, you can't spend your way out of a economic disaster. All he did was put debt on our children.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  63. steverooni

    well it looks like he finally found a crowd fo friendlies that still believe his rhetoric. I meant in the picture, not CNN 😉

    June 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  64. Tate

    President keeping it real how much of my taxes r paying for those foods stamps? Don't worry I will keep working 70hrs a week so halls mom can waddle around and watch Oprah fing discusting

    June 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  65. drinking12many

    ahhh another crowd of those good paying jobs he has helped create.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
  66. Little Rich

    What's the over and under, ( time wise ), when BHO and MOO-SHELL get evicted from the White House, till these two tele-tubbies in waiting hit the 300 pound mark ? I'm thinking about 24 months. Move over Oprah, you got company .

    June 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
  67. drinking12many

    ah another crowd full of all the great paying jobs he has helped to create

    June 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
  68. Mark

    First off, LMAO at all the Obama zombies imagining that such failures are the stimulus and the government seizure of private sector industry as accomplishments.
    Secondly, CNN, if you were wondering why your cable ratings are at a 21 year low, perhaps you should take a close look at the suspicious lack of coverage of the very real and poor job from this, the worst president in US history.

    Eventually you will find that furthering Media Matters propaganda will result in a complete lack of public interest, but by then you will likely be out of business.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  69. Tootlesmcgee


    Hoax And Blame 2012.

    Obama sucks

    June 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  70. bret

    if CNN is supposedly "neutral"... they will post my comment.

    But I have a funny feeling they w'ont.

    And you wonder why your ratings are down so much?

    June 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  71. Surly Thompson, Esq.

    Always politicking. Never actually leading.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  72. Michael K.

    Who would take a picture of this president, he has done nothing but destroy this country.

    A note to the author of this piece. Have you heard of spell check? 'fast food pit-stop st the Varsity." I think it should be 'fast food pit-stop at the Varsity." It amazes me how these people have jobs at a news site.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  73. jeannieology

    Not a problem! Michelle was off in Botswana chowing down on fried fat cakes.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  74. jeannieology

    Not a problem! I mean the chili dogs and all, because Michelle was probably chowing down on fried fat cakes in Botswana!

    June 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  75. John

    Being an Atlanta native, I can't think of a better place for lunch. Like your choice in food, Mr. President.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  76. Nobama2008

    What a joke! How gullible are Obama followers? There's no economic growth, there's no consumer confidence, unemployment is 8.2% after 3.5 years, and the debt is $15 trillion thanks to him. So all his "accomplishments" resulted in that?

    June 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  77. CthulhuRising

    Expansion of government
    Kill list
    Executes US citizens without trial or charges
    Reauthorized PATRIOT Act
    Routinely circumvents Congress when things don't go his way
    Poor job creation and unprecedented increase of debt

    You guys keep telling yourselves he has been a good President, don't mention Bush, he sucked too.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
  78. John

    I don't see a white person there. Do you?

    June 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  79. Bookin Weasel

    It ain't called the greezy V for nothin' ad 100 points to your cholesterol level just walking in the door....don't let Mooocheelle know....

    June 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  80. Josh Biggs

    After reading the comments, I can tell why CNN is tanking in the ratings.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm |
  81. Ray

    Tee hee hee. This is so cute. Our President being naughty by eating so much junk food behind his wife's back!
    Mr. President, you crack me up.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
  82. Dan

    Didn't anyone notice he walked out on the previous dinner bill? Forgot to pay? Had it been anyone else they would be picked up by the police. Read the story again. Fast and furious.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
  83. EditorJP

    Obama is an admitted dog-eating, girl-shoving, coke-snorting, dope-smoking, womanizing friend of America-bashing-bomb-throwers and Christian and Jew-killing jihadists.  

    He and his merry band of socialists and his banker and union donors have sodomized our economy, and with the help of his buddies in Hollywood and New York, he and the Democrats are also screwing with our basic Judeo-Christian values.

    Remember in NOvember:

    Don't be Obamaboozled Again.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
  84. Amused

    I envy Obama.

    With his build/metabolism he could probably eat fast food and donuts 24/7 and stay thin. If I ate like that, I would weigh 300 pounds. Let him enjoy it! Leave him alone!

    (There many other things about Obama that are not something to envy. Given his position, they become more obvious everyday.)

    I can see November from my house!

    June 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
  85. Michael Kreusel


    June 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
  86. slconfidential

    This is a strange comment site............I have need seen so many pro O dum bo............something is up with that. I guess you are trying to cover up his FAILURES

    June 27, 2012 at 12:00 am |
  87. ricckky

    As usual don't do as I do do as I say!!!!-what a joke this liar is

    June 27, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  88. Barry Soetoro Blows Reggie Love

    I will be GLAD when this idiot is gone and we have a President who LEADS, who does PRESIDENTIAL things, not fundraiser after fundraiser after golf trip after vacation after pandering after bowing to foreign leaders.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:08 am |
    • mhamil


      June 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  89. Michael Kreusel

    I know you won't post my comments, but can you tell this author to use spell check!!!! You guys are a disgrace.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:09 am |
  90. 8644

    All black, imagine that. Puke.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:26 am |
  91. 8644

    Ya, right

    June 27, 2012 at 12:26 am |
  92. LivingInGA

    I cannot believe that this writer wrote in the third paragraph "... this mouth-watering establishment" and meant it. The Varsity is known for its greasy onion rings, chilli dog, and an orange shake. Believe me – most people get indigestion from their food if they are not use to eating a ton of grease. Further, that location is a security nightmare and must have been a huge cost to the US tax base for him to grab a dog and a photo-op.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:27 am |
    • KellyAtlanta

      Livinginga – I don't know where you live in GA, but you're certainly not a real Georgian if you don't love the Varsity. Please go back to wherever you came from .

      June 27, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  93. bwanadave

    I wish he would stick one of those dogs where the sun don't shine. He is a disgrace to the office and our country. We can only hope America wakes up and corrects this mistake in November.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  94. freez

    the poor serving the 1%ER

    June 27, 2012 at 12:40 am |
  95. freez


    June 27, 2012 at 12:40 am |
    • Buttchop

      And countries run by african despots.

      June 27, 2012 at 7:53 am |
  96. greg

    I wonder what kind of dog he ate? Poodle or spitz? BTW glad you obots think the economy is improving. 100 million unemployed Americans beg to disagree with you.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:44 am |
  97. Anti-marxist

    At least when Lord Ears hits the town, it only costs taxpayers a few grand, unlike when Empress Caboose waddles in to AF1 for another million-dollar taxpayer-funded vacation, during which she eats fattening foods overseas.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:57 am |
  98. SlickWilly

    Clinton knew how to work with the GOP and compromise to get things going. As a result the economy kicked up a notch and he got elected to a second term. Obama knows nothing but partisanship, which has led to the doo doo mess we are currently in. I am a registered GOP, but voted for Clinton in his second term as a result. I will not for Obama since he is an empty suit.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am |
    • JuanV

      Clinton sized up Obama perfectly; "Amateur".

      June 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  99. Georgia Republican

    What's funny here is that Obama cost the varsity several hundred customers while he was there...Several thousands of dollars in sales lost because BO wanted a photo opp....and look at the number of unproductive employees swarming around Obama like flies to crap.

    Whaddya have? PRESIDENT ROMNEY

    June 27, 2012 at 1:19 am |
  100. Georgia Republican

    Doesn't look like he had a frosted orange either. What a wasted trip.

    BTW...wonder who paid for the meal? Probably the chinese.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:20 am |
  101. What the

    He thought they served dog

    June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am |
  102. viper

    Let's not all get our panties in a wad, he'll save some for old "lard-butt"! LOL

    June 27, 2012 at 3:11 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      Do you care that our milliltary sends ALL colors of people to fight for our country? Because if you did, you wouldn't be a part of this disgusting display of disrespect for other people – AMERICANS ALL to me.

      June 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  103. tweaver1945

    Obama’s Broken Promises

    Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers
    Increase capital gains and dividends taxes from 15 to 20 percent for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)

    Expand the child and dependent care credit
    Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.

    Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners
    Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes."

    Provide option for a pre-filled-out tax form
    Will direct the Internal Revenue Service to "give taxpayers the option of a pre-filled tax form to verify, sign and return to the IRS or online. This will eliminate the need for Americans to hire expensive tax preparers and to gather information that the federal government already has on file."

    Create a mortgage interest tax credit for non-itemizers
    Create a refundable tax credit equal to 10 percent of mortgage interest for non-itemizers, up to a maximum credit of $800.

    Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans
    Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans for workers whose employers offer retirement plans.

    Require automatic enrollment in IRA plans
    Require employers who do not offer retirement plans to offer their workers access to automatic IRAs and contribute via payroll deduction.

    Create a retirement savings tax credit for low incomes
    A tax credit for retirement savings up to $500 (couples) or $250 (singles). Phases out when incomes exceed $65,000 (couples) or $32,500 (single). Indexed for inflation.

    End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000
    "Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors - saving them an average of $1,400 a year– and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all."

    End no-bid contracts above $25,000
    "Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."

    Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes
    Repeal the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)

    Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners
    Restore the phaseouts of personal exemptions and itemized deductions for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single), with threshholds indexed for inflation.

    Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize
    "Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."

    Lift the payroll tax cap on earnings above $250,000
    "Barack Obama believes that the first place to look to strengthen Social Security is the payroll tax system. Obama believes that one strong option is increasing the maximum amount of earnings covered by Social Security by lifting the payroll tax cap on only earnings above $250,000."

    Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses
    "Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."
    Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court
    "Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."

    Allow imported prescription drugs
    "Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."

    Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs
    "Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs from consumers."

    Allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices
    "Allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices."

    Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts
    "They will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, they will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will also be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies."

    Double federal funding for cancer research
    "Will double federal funding for cancer research within 5 years, focusing on NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NCI (National Cancer Institute)."

    Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives
    "As president, Barack Obama will immediately direct his Secretary of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agency officials, academic researchers, cancer survivors and advocates for people with cancer, and state public health officials, to comprehensively examine the various cancer-related efforts of federal agencies, and provide recommendations to eliminate barriers to effective coordination across federal agencies and between the federal government and other stakeholders."

    Provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care
    "Will provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches that assist not only navigation of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment processes, but also provide easy-to-understand information on the necessary follow-up steps to ensure continued lifelong health."

    Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    "Barack Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress promised to shoulder 40 percent of each state's "excess cost" of educating children with disabilities, but it has never lived up to this obligation. Currently, the federal government provides less than half of the promised funding (17 percent)."

    Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security
    Create a national commission charged with "examining and proposing solutions to work disincentives in the SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid," among other things.

    Change rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts.
    "Barack Obama and Joe Biden would direct the Small Business Administration to amend regulations under the Small Business Act that provide preferences in federal contracting to small businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups to include individuals with disabilities."

    Reduce the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees
    "The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees of larger employers (i.e., 50 or more employees) with 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member's or their own serious health condition. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will guarantee that millions more workers have access to FMLA leave by reducing the threshold for which employers are covered from companies with 50 or more employees to those with 25 or more."

    Provide a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave
    "As president, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will initiate a 50-state strategy to encourage all of the states to adopt paid-leave systems (as part of the Family and Medical Leave Act). Barack Obama and Joe Biden will provide a $1.5 billion fund to assist states with start-up costs and to help states offset the costs for employees and employers. Obama's Department of Labor will also provide technical information to the states on how to craft paid-leave programs consistent with their local needs."

    Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per year
    "Require that employers provide seven paid sick days per year – which may be taken on an hourly basis – so that Americans with disabilities can take the time off they need without fear of losing their jobs or a paycheck."

    Expand the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault
    "Expand the purposes for which leave can be taken under the Family Medical Leave Act to include reasons related to domestic violence or sexual assault."

    Form international group to help Iraq refugees
    "Will form an international working group to address" the problem of "more than five million Iraqis (who) are refugees or are displaced inside their own country."

    Work with Russia to move nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
    "The United States and Russia have thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Barack Obama believes that we should take our nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert - something that George W. Bush promised to do when he was campaigning for president in 2000. Maintaining this Cold War stance today is unnecessary and increases the risk of an accidental or unauthorized nuclear launch. As president, Obama will work with Russia to find common ground and bring significantly more weapons off hair-trigger alert."

    Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
    "As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo."

    Develop an alternative to President Bush's Military Commissions Act on handling detainees
    "He will reject the Military Commissions Act, which allowed the U.S. to circumvent Geneva Conventions in the handling of detainees. He will develop a fair and thorough process based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice to distinguish between those prisoners who should be prosecuted for their crimes, those who can't be prosecuted but who can be held in a manner consistent with the laws of war, and those who should be released or transferred to their home countries."

    Secure ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
    "The United States has maintained a moratorium on testing since 1992. It signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996, but it has not been ratified yet. Since the U.S. Senate last considered the treaty in 1999, significant progress has been made in our verification capability to detect nuclear explosions, even at extremely low yields, and to ensure confidence in the reliability of our nuclear stockpile without nuclear testing."

    Seek to negotiate a political agreement on Cyprus
    "As president, Barack Obama will show U.S. leadership in seeking to negotiate a political settlement on Cyprus. He believes strongly that Cyprus should remain a single, sovereign country in which each of the two communities on the island is able to exercise substantial political authority within a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation."

    Reinstate special envoy for the Americas
    "In the past, American presidents have filled the position of special envoy to bring senior-level attention to hemispheric matters that might otherwise get buried in the normal diplomatic process. Unfortunately, the position was eliminated after the post was vacated in June of 2004. As president Barack Obama will reinstate the position."

    Double the Peace Corps
    "Barack Obama will double the Peace Corps to 16,000 by its 50th anniversary in 2011 and push Congress to fully fund this expansion, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean."

    Create a public "Contracts and Influence" database
    "Will create a 'contracts and influence' database that will disclose how much federal contractors spend on lobbying, and what contracts they are getting and how well they complete them."

    Allow five days of public comment before signing bills
    To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama "will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days."

    Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials
    "No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration."

    Double funding for afterschool programs
    "Will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve one million more children."

    Expand the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity
    Will "place the weight of (his) administration behind...a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

    Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws
    As president, "will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws."

    Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage
    Will repeal provisions of the Chapter 13 law that prohibit bankruptcy judges from modifying the original terms of home mortgages for ordinary families - regardless of whether the loan was predatory or unfair or is otherwise unaffordable - "so that ordinary families can also get relief that bankruptcy laws were intended to provide."

    Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour
    "Will further raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011, index it to inflation and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to make sure that full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing."

    Restore Superfund program so that polluters pay for clean-ups
    "Will restore the strength of the Superfund program by requiring polluters to pay for the cleanup of contaminated sites they created."

    Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council
    Will re-establish an organizational authority in the federal government with a sufficiently broad mandate to oversee a comprehensive and integrated strategy and policy dealing with all aspects of the government's space-related programs, including those being managed by NASA, the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Commerce Department, the Transportation Department, and other federal agencies. This Council reporting to the president "will oversee and coordinate civilian, military, commercial and national security space activities. It will solicit public participation, engage the international community, and work toward a 21st century vision of space that constantly pushes the envelope on new technologies as it pursues a balanced national portfolio that expands our reach into the heavens and improves life here on Earth."

    Support human mission to moon by 2020
    Will "endorse the goal of sending human missions to the Moon by 2020, as a precursor in an orderly progression to missions to more distant destinations, including Mars."

    Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit
    "Will maintain fiscal responsibility and prevent any increase in the deficit by offsetting cuts and revenue sources in other parts of the government (to pay for a national service plan that will cost about $3.5 billion per year when it is fully implemented). This plan will be paid for in part by cancelling tax provisions that would otherwise help multinational corporations pay less in U.S. taxes starting in 2008 by reallocating tax deductions for interest expenses between income earned in the U.S. and income earned abroad. The rest of the plan will be funded using a small portion of the savings associated with ending the war in Iraq."

    Reduce the number of middle managers in the federal workforce
    "Barack Obama will thin the ranks of Washington middle managers, freeing up resources both for deficit reduction and for increasing the number of frontline workers."
    Strengthen the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    "Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and empowering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to prevent all forms of discrimination."

    Limit term of director of national intelligence
    "Will insulate the Director of National Intelligence from political pressure by giving the DNI a fixed term, like the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Obama and Biden will seek consistency and integrity at the top of our intelligence community - not just a political ally."

    Give annual "State of the World" address
    "I'll give an annual 'State of the World' address to the American people in which I lay out our national security policy."

    Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels
    "Barack Obama is committed to returning earmarks to less than $7.8 billion a year, the level they were at before 1994."

    Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies
    "Will require oil companies to take a reasonable share of their record-breaking windfall profits and use it to provide direct relief worth $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a married couple. The relief would be delivered as quickly as possible to help families cope with the rising price of gasoline, food and other necessities. The rebates would be fully paid for with five years of a windfall profits tax on record oil company profits."

    Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming
    "Will set a hard cap on all carbon emissions at a level that scientists say is necessary to curb global warming – an 80% reduction by 2050. To ensure this isn't just talk, I will also commit to interim targets toward this goal in 2020, 2030, and 2040. These reductions will start immediately, and we'll continue to follow the recommendations of top scientists to ensure that our targets are strong enough to meet the challenge we face."

    Require plug-in fleet at the White House
    "Within one year of becoming President, the entire White House fleet will be converted to plug-ins as security permits."

    Use revenue from cap and trade to support clean energy and environmental restoration
    "A small portion of the receipts generated by auctioning [cap and trade] allowances ($15 billion per year) will be used to support the development of clean energy, invest in energy efficiency improvements, and help develop the next generation of biofuels and clean energy vehicles – measures that will help the economy and help meet the emissions reduction targets. It will also be used to provide new funding to state and federal land and wildlife managers to restore habitat, create wildlife migration corridors, and assist fish and wildlife to adapt to the effects of a warming climate. All remaining receipts will be used for rebates and other transition relief to ensure that families and communities are not adversely impacted by the transition to a new energy, low carbon economy."

    Require more flex-fuel cars for the federal government
    "Government should lead the way here. I showed up at this event in a government vehicle that does not have a flexible-fuel tank. When I'm president, I will make sure that every vehicle purchased by the federal government does."

    Mandate flexible fuel vehicles by 2012
    "Will work with Congress and auto companies to ensure that all new vehicles have flexible fuel (FFV) capability . . . by the end of his first term in office."

    Provide an annual report on "state of our energy future"
    "I will report to the American people every year on the State of our Energy Future."

    Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009
    "Obama and Biden are calling for legislation that would allow withdrawals of 15% up to $10,000 from retirement accounts without penalty (although subject to the normal taxes). This would apply to withdrawals in 2008 (including retroactively) and 2009."

    Recognize the Armenian genocide
    "Two years ago, I criticized the Secretary of State for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, John Evans, after he properly used the term 'genocide' to describe Turkey's slaughter of thousands of Armenians starting in 1915. … as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide."

    No family making less than $250,000 will see "any form of tax increase."
    "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

    Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN
    To achieve health care reform, "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies - they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process."

    Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange.
    "The exchange will require that all the plans offered are at least as generous as the new public plan and meet the same standards for quality and efficiency."

    Introduce a comprehensive immigration bill in the first year
    "I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days. But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I'm promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible."

    June 27, 2012 at 3:45 am |
    • jean2009

      Sorry you must be reading from the wrong source...the Politifacts truth-o-meter states most of these really good items have been accomplished.
      Obama-Biden 2012!

      June 27, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • jean2009

      Do you want me to refute this one by is just one from your list.

      "Obama gets extension for the middle-class tax rates

      Updated: Monday, December 20th, 2010 | By Angie Drobnic Holan

      In the debate over taxes during 2010, both parties agreed that the tax rates for the middle class should be continued. The tax rates, passed during President George W. Bush's administration, had an end-of-the-year expiration date and were set to go up in 2011.

      Yet getting the tax rates continued proved surprisingly contentious. President Barack Obama said Republicans were holding tax cuts for the middle-class "hostage" to get tax rates for higher earners continued. So Obama agreed to continue the current tax rates for everyone, regardless of income. Additionally, Obama won another year of unemployment benefits for workers who qualified, and he won a one-year reduction of Social Security taxes that would put 2 percent of pay back into workers' paychecks.

      Here, we're rating Obama's promise to continue the same tax rates for couples who make less than $250,000 and individuals who make less than $200,000. The legislation Obama signed on Dec. 17, 2010, continues the current rates for everyone for another two years. We'll check back on this promise in 2012, but for now we're rating this Promise Kept."

      This from the 10 page source listed above.


      June 27, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • jean2009

      Here is another:

      " It's official

      Updated: Monday, April 5th, 2010 | By Catharine Richert

      In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced that he was going to increase car and truck fuel economy.

      Nearly a year later, the new standard has officially been put on the books.

      On the campaign trail, Obama said he would boost vehicle efficiency by 4 percent annually. But in May of last year, he said fuel efficiency will increase by an average of 5 percent a year.

      The joint rule between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized April 1, 2010 will require cars and light trucks combined to get an average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, moving up a 2007 law that required the same efficiency by 2020. The mandate applies to all new autos made between 2012 and 2016.

      According to the administration, the effort will save 1.8 billion barrels of oil over the life of the program and cut carbon emissions by about 960 million metric tons over the lifetime of the vehicles.

      The effort was hailed by environmental organizations.

      "These standards deliver a trifecta of benefits to Americans: less dependence on Middle Eastern oil, less pollution, and more savings at the gas pump,” said Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp.

      Natural Resources Defense Council president Frances Beinecke wrote on the organization's blog that the standards are "precisely the kind of clean energy solution we need right now."

      Last May, we did not move Obama's pledge to Promise Kept because a lot can change between the time the government proposes a rule and when it actually puts the rule on the books. But now that it's official - and because he's exceeding his original promise - we can move this promise to Promise Kept."

      June 27, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • jean2009

      This picture of picketing government employees due to the many federal job cuts...adds proof to the fact that the federal work force is one of the reasons the unemployment numbers have increased.

      June 27, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • jean2009

      On health care somethings were in the hands of congress...since that is where laws are written and passed, but for the part about transparency there were amble televised and other opportunities to learn about the law...much of it posted in full online pdf.
      Here is a long list by date of events people could attend or that were televised about the health care legislation.
      Only an illiterate...or someone who was too busy talking when they should have be reading or listening had every opportunity to know what was in the law.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
      • jean2009

        Oh and SCOTUS says the health care law is legal. Count that as an accomplishment delivered on.

        June 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  104. Socialist Pig

    Why is Obama on the wrong side of the counter?

    June 27, 2012 at 4:42 am |
    • Larry

      Ha ha... love the comment... you win the thread!!!

      June 27, 2012 at 6:35 am |
    • Shepherd

      Good observation – after January he can join them.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:50 am |
    • mycrazyarmywifelife

      He's not. See the kitchen in the back? They have screens on the backside of the registers to advertise.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:54 am |
      • Shepherd

        He was making a joke. He was asking why is Barry on the customer side of the counter. After January Barry can join them and get his own paper hat.

        June 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • mycrazyarmywifelife

      He's not. The kitchen is in the background. The screen you see is for advertisements and to show your order.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:55 am |
  105. Really?

    So since Obama likes to play the race card so much, why is it there's not a single Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian or other ethnic groups represented here?

    June 27, 2012 at 5:30 am |
    • EditorJP

      Because they are on the menu.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  106. Izzy Schwartz

    Pretty sure that's not the first "tube steak" ole barry has jammed in his mouth.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:30 am |
    • Shepherd

      He was thinking of Reggie Love the whole time.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  107. Tom

    Afirmative action! They don't have any white employees? Obamas sheep all lined up in a row.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:41 am |
  108. anne

    he is not cheating on michelle she will do same in london. they want us to stop eating but they fill their bellies with crap and lecture to rest of america. Phonies

    June 27, 2012 at 5:43 am |
  109. Fargin Bastiges

    Do as Michelle says, not as I do.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:54 am |
  110. JP

    What does his wife say about his smoking too!!!

    June 27, 2012 at 5:58 am |
  111. James

    Barry would eat cow poop if it meant getting some votes. The cow poop would be from a "Black" angus so the black vote would be covered. The cow would have been illegally imported from Mexico so the Spanish and illegal vote would favor him. Then the poor cow would be fed a kosher diet to please the Jewish voters. The event would be broadcast live from the white house. Michelle would join Barry in the cow poop feast because she believes, "you are what you eat."

    June 27, 2012 at 6:22 am |
  112. SteveK

    As usual, the Obamas tell us what we should do (in this what we should eat), but when it comes time to leading by example, all bets are off. BHO goes for the junk food, the first chance he gets, and Michelle is off on another lavish vacation to some exotic point in the world.
    I'm hoping for a change in 2012.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:28 am |
  113. evilunixuser

    Poor Barack. He has to sneak into fast food establishments to hide from Michelle. That's ok, though. Even the Secret Service can't stop Michelle from chewing him out.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:32 am |
  114. Sick Of Barry

    He knows he will need a new job come January 20th 2013 and he is just about perfect for a fast food job. Altho for the life of me I don't know where the teleprompter will go...

    June 27, 2012 at 6:45 am |
  115. JuryJoejoe

    Do as I say, not as I do.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:46 am |
  116. SafeJourney3

    Cant wait for the debates. The President will put Romney away once and for all.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:58 am |
    • Greg

      Why will Barry be allowed to use a teleprompter?
      The man can barely put together a coherent sentence without one.

      June 27, 2012 at 7:34 am |
    • Gary

      safe journey, obama won't allow for a true debate. He will have his henchmen arrange it so that there is no real debating. obama is a con man. he (not, He) is afraid to debate Romney and afraid of confrontation. We are going to absolutely destroy his presidency on 11/6/12.

      June 27, 2012 at 9:07 am |
  117. mycrazyarmywifelife

    I'm just sorry Mr. President but it is NOT a true Varsity experience unless you get a few elbow jabs and dirty looks in line followed up by a "What'll ya have" by a pissed of register attendant who is irritated because you don't know what you want. You totally cheated. Why am I not surprised.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:58 am |
  118. rsdmems

    Meanwhile, Obama (the "fast food" guy) is skinny while his supposedly healthy-eating wife needs to drop 20 pounds!

    June 27, 2012 at 7:12 am |
  119. dano

    Such diversity in that work force! Way to be President of all the people B. Hussein Obama. I can't wait until you lose.

    June 27, 2012 at 7:17 am |
  120. Hugh

    How cool would it be to be an African American, minimum-wage fast-food worker to meet the First African American President. Would be really cool for the moment.

    June 27, 2012 at 7:17 am |
    • Doug

      The last time I went to the Varsity, there were no native born employees. They were all Jamaican or other Caribbean Islanders. Does that make them African-Caribeaners?

      June 27, 2012 at 8:46 am |
  121. Tired in Illinois

    @jean2009 Here is a List of why NOT to vote for Obama. Use your Search engine to fine many more.

    June 27, 2012 at 7:18 am |
  122. Barry

    Barry would eat cow poop if it meant getting some votes. The cow poop would be from a "Black" angus so the black vote would be covered. The cow would have been illegally imported from Mexico so the Spanish and illegal vote would favor him. Then the poor cow would be fed a kosher diet to please the Jewish voters. The event would be broadcast live from the white house. Michelle would join Barry in the cow poop feast because she believes, "you are what you eat."

    June 27, 2012 at 7:18 am |
  123. Barry

    Biden/Pelosi 2012

    June 27, 2012 at 7:23 am |
  124. Joe

    Biden/Pelosi 2012

    June 27, 2012 at 7:26 am |
  125. Nancy

    Pelosi/Biden 2012!

    June 27, 2012 at 7:29 am |
  126. Vladimir

    Putin/Obama 2012!!!

    June 27, 2012 at 7:32 am |
  127. Joe

    Sense I screwed up so bad with the economy and all , Will I was thinking you guys could name a burger after me sense I'm so great an all you know. You can call it the Insane O booger burger.

    June 27, 2012 at 7:33 am |
  128. Sick Of Barry

    He was interviewing for his new job.. do you want.. turns head to teleprompter some fries with that..

    June 27, 2012 at 7:40 am |
  129. TC

    Nasty- look at their elbows on the food trays. Sure, they wash their hands- how many of them wash their elbows? (Remember- so people call the elbow skin the wenis.)

    June 27, 2012 at 7:41 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      You lick the food trays??....For dessert or, for the ketchup and mustard that fell out of your mouth?

      June 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  130. readmylips

    What he eats should be the least of our concerns. His ideology and the direction our country has taken these past three and a half years, the economy, disregard for the Constitution, arrogance, lies, elitism, marxist tendencies, advisors...and on and on and on....

    June 27, 2012 at 7:43 am |
  131. Moochelle

    B.O. enjoys Catfish, Fried Chicken and Grape Soda on a daily basis !!

    June 27, 2012 at 7:43 am |
  132. hillcoguy

    He's just paying homage to Barney Franks favorite place to eat....Michelle snuk off to the rib shack down the street a way!

    June 27, 2012 at 7:50 am |
  133. Buttchop

    The Varsity: definitely an Atlanta landmark but the food could not possibly suck more. There must be something to the "location, location, location" stuff because the food there is truly terrible. Hahahahaha!!! The only people who get excited about this commie creep any more are the sickening Manhattan elites and dumb, black teenagers schlubbing it at a fast food restaurant and taking pictures of Chairman O with their gubbment issued cellies! What does that tell you about what this guy's done for the rest of the people in the country. This guy is like queer pride month, I can't wait for him to be over.

    June 27, 2012 at 7:52 am |
  134. chicagoray40

    This guy just does whatever the %^&*()_ he wants to when he wants to... he's very confused on the power of the president and needs to be reminded and launched for his utter either contempt or confusion.

    If he doesn't listen to the fast food battling battleaxe why should anyone else? Exactly why no one does listen to liberals. With the elite its "do as we say not as we do' and "what's for me is certainly not for thee"... blow me...

    June 27, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  135. Moxiejan

    All the critics of Michelle Obama's "healthy foods" initiative seem to forget that it is NOT about never eating a burger & fries! It's about eating better foods most of the time, so that the burger & fries can be enjoyed as an occasional treat. When we Baby Boomers were kids, we ate home-cooked meals nearly every day; a trip to a fast-food place was a very special treat. Even a Coke was a rare thing. Today, of course, many people eat at those kinds of places 2 or 3 times a day. Michelle's message is to find a better balance, that's all.

    June 27, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      I know, they know and you know what,? -They would rather be on the hate train.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  136. hillcoguy

    Well THAT sure isn't a trip to honky town! ;o)

    June 27, 2012 at 8:16 am |
  137. Cogito

    "What is good for me is not good for thee!"

    June 27, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  138. Michael

    Fascists and hypocrites. Both.

    June 27, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  139. Dean

    I think the biggest problem with liberals is they are deafened to reason by the swelling crescendo of "inspiring" music playing inside their heads as they puff up with pride at being so special, enlightened, caring, smart, etc., as they clap their flippers like seals at every insane spending, redistribution of wealth plan that Ovomit keeps shoving down our throats.

    June 27, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  140. Lisa Pell

    Do as I say not as I do- or else! Oye vey give me a break and some cheesecake on the side!!!

    June 27, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  141. Lisa Pell

    Lobster, caviar, vodka, pate, cakes=WH & Hollywood diet. Lettuce and water = American diet

    June 27, 2012 at 8:43 am |
  142. sandy

    Just read Amateur- great book why is the press suppressing this number 1 book and talking about a cheeseburger???

    June 27, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  143. mark

    he'll just have the receipts locked up under executive order

    June 27, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  144. Gary

    Enjoy it, jerk. We are going to vaporize your presidency on 11/6/12. You are a con man.

    Yesterday I watched obama's caravan as it arrived at the Atlanta airport to depart for Miami for more fundraising at our expense. While AF1 slowly turned to head down the taxiway I was overcome with a feeling of ennui, almost a sickening of the stomach. I realized, we have, as president, sitting in that majestic plane, a person whose primary goal is to weaken this country. He is a con man, a swindler, a robber. He goes from city to city, filling his pockets for reelection with disdain in his heart for the very country he was elected to lead. God help us. This person is a tyrant inside and will do anything to bludgeon his way to his destination. We need to eviscerate him on 11/6/12 and then charge him with treason.

    June 27, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  145. TJ Hillcrest

    1. Why do Internet writers so often have typos in their work? Is this such a critical piece that you just had to post it as soon as possible, without doing a spell check?
    2. The lead doesn't make sense, since these childish visits of his (while the nation crumbles) never take place in a vacuum. She'll hear about it almost immediately. It's just one of the hypocritical games the Obamas play, issuing dietary and driving advice for the rest of us, and ignoring that advice themselves.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:04 am |
    • Nobody

      It is theatrics. Try to make the president look like a "regular guy" and that he's like one of us. I would be surprised if he even bothered to grace the door of a fast food joint rather than just put the story out there. He has a white house chef whose only goal in life is to produce the president's desire of the hour. He's not going to risk putting anything into his mouth made by some minimum wage hamburger slinger.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  146. Fed Up

    Extra credit:
    How many ObamaPhones do you see in the picture?

    June 27, 2012 at 9:04 am |
  147. Andy A.

    I bet all of you can't wait for Mitt to be in the presidency because he's above fast food. 😉 The man is still an American. You can't criticize him for eating somewhere. Get a life.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:13 am |
  148. BIGS

    Based on the photo, I can only assume The Varsity is a racist establishment that refuses to hire non-blacks. There is not a SINGLE white, asian or hispanic employee visible. As a staunch anti-racist I would refuse to eat their filthy, racist chili dogs. But I guess Obama likes dogs...

    June 27, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  149. stavi

    Look at all those people line up like a bunch of pigs at the feeding trough. He's gonna pay my mortgage! He's gonna make everything free.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  150. iambicpentamaster

    Failed, hypocritical, racist, wee-weed up, narcissistic, America-hating, golf-vacationing, one-term-is-one-too-many, socialist, effeminate, limp-wristed, media-anointed, border agent-killing, scandal-diverting Obamessiah.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  151. Filo Bedo

    Only question is whether the leader of the "Choom" Gang lit up the joint before or after the food.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • Shepherd

      The last thing we need as a nation is a photo of this closet case sucking on a 12" dog. Relish or not, it's not a pretty picture.

      July 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  152. kirok

    95+% of African Americans vote for the POTUS last time, and they all go beserk over him at this fast food joint. I'm glad to see they all are doing so well under the POTUS's economic policies making mimimum wage. You go Obama. Morons!

    June 27, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  153. LynnW

    Overheard at nearby table: (Barack speaking) "Excuse me...are you gonna eat all those fries?"

    June 27, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  154. WilliamPenn

    While Michelle decides what she'll allow us to eat, Barry eats anything he wants. All part of the Obama slogan: In Your Face, America!

    June 27, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  155. JoeBiden

    Obama will look good in a Varsity hat saying "what'll ya have" after the election. He can redistribute the burgers and fries.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:35 am |
  156. Texasron

    Does Obama pay for the food he gets at these places or is he mooching at the expense of the owner?

    June 27, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  157. Not a socialist

    When you spend all your time on Rodeo Drive and hanging out at glitzy Manhattan social events its hard to find a good cheese burger.

    June 27, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      You could if you came up from your mother's basement once in awhile.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  158. Kyle

    Am I the only one who didn't like Varsity? Too greasy...

    June 27, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  159. Buffrat

    Let's stop going back and forth ref what he did right or wrong. Half the nation thinks he is God and half thinks he is the Anti-Christ. Half the Nation is Conservative and half is Liberal. And it damn well looks like that isn't going to change.

    Lets just dissolve the US of A and start over. Blue States can band together and so can Red. If you don't want to live in a Red state, then move to a blue, and visa versa.

    Because if we continue down the path we are on, we will surely fail as a nation or dissolve into Civil War!

    June 27, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  160. Jim DeHart

    Typical of the 'elite' class; do as I say, not as I do. Can't wait until the King and Queen have left Washington, and we elect a President this fall. Just sign me, anyone but Obama.


    Jim A. - Tracy, CA

    June 27, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  161. Orders


    I see the president and he's been bad.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  162. doug

    I do believe that the dogs served at Varsity are not the dogs that Obama ate growing up. In fact if you take Obama at his word, his interview with George Snuffaluffagus on abc, it is a violation of his religion to eat a hot dog made of pork.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  163. Todd

    Why is The Varsity in business? The food in that place is low-grade, greasy and awful! The inside of the restaurant stinks of old grease and body odor, and I seriously doubt that a majority of the employees would pass any sort of public health or drug screening. I'd be interested in knowing their criminal records too! It would probably be safer to eat a hot dog from a gas station. Obama is definitely in his element here!

    June 27, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  164. htos1

    Yeah,I have a reading suggestion:"The Camp of the Saints",by Jean Raspail,then get back to us.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  165. Malik

    Damm! mO'shell gonna b*tch-slap iz azzz 😀

    June 27, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  166. Middletown

    WOW almost the entire CNN audience here defending the very hypocrisy of this autocracy.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  167. John

    Is there an app that finds every junk food restaurant for Obama?

    June 27, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  168. Al Gore

    Trillions in debt, Millions still out of work. Time to send in the drones.

    The good news is in six months he will be one of the MILLIONS out of out.

    God Bless the United 57 States of AmeriKa

    June 27, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  169. larry

    Where da white people at ?

    June 27, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      At your house.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  170. Joe Escher

    I am not an Ombama fan, but as an occasional patron of The Varsity I feel bad for him. The food tastes great while your eating it.....about the time he landed in Miami i'll bet he wished he never heard of The Varsity........

    June 27, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  171. Tony

    You can always tell which posts on CNN's blogs are open-comment instead of requiring a login. They're the ones with the blatant, disgusting racism and white-supremacy comments. Well done, moderators.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • BarrysHypocrisy

      It's too bad that you feel so guilty about your own sub-conscious racism that you see racism in everything around you. I guess the only way you can feel good about yourself is by bringing everybody else down to your level.

      I feel sorry for you.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • Vince

      Sure Tony. If we disagree with YOU then we are "racists". If we AGREE then we are saints. Yeah, you are profound.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • LibSick

      Hey, Tony, we need more people just like you who look under ever rock and around every corner for racism. When George Soros and his fellow America-haters were searching for the perfect stealth socialist candidate, someone hit upon the idea that if this candidate were also black, he would be able to do and say whatever he wanted by constantly playing the race card.
      Obowma holds a full deck of race cards and he will play every one of them if it will get him another 4 years of free vacations, meals that most of us can only dream of, and oh yes, adoration.

      June 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  172. james austin

    At ease – at ease !! It's a DOG burger !

    June 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  173. jeb duke

    So, did we the U.S. taxpayers get stuck with BHO's bill from the restaurant for his failure to pay for his meal and leaving the premises? Now if it had been any one of us who did that we would have probably had the cops called on us for walking out without paying for our food, but not BO... Probably would claim "executive privilege".

    June 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  174. Jean

    This is the same clown president whose wife sucks down Lobsters soaked in butter and Koby Beef laden with fat, and who tries to dictate what WE THE PEOPLE should eat or feed OUR children.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  175. Jean

    CNN sensors all comments and only displays the ones they like.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • JuanV

      CNN and the rest of the big media are in the tank for Oblamer. Usually they force comments on Oblamer stories to Facebook, so they can target his detractors.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      The best visual CNN used to date is that of Jean sucking spagetti up her nose.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  176. Nobody

    You know, it is really easy to eat healthy when you A) Make over $400,000/year, B) have a personal chef, and C) probably don't even have to pay for your Whitehouse meals.

    Someone should tell the First Lady that most American's can't afford to eat healthy. The crap shovelled out by fast food eateries like McDonalds is less expensive for some people than preparing a decent meal with fresh organic vegetables or locally farmed protein produce like grass fed beef and poultry.

    Perhaps if the Fed would STOP devaluing the dollar by flooding the economy with more paper and wrecking our finances by paying for short term expenses using long term debt we might actually have an ice-cube's chance in hell at *maybe* getting a foothold in our economics again in two decades or so from now.

    but no... let us kick that can down the road yet again to the next election and pretend the incompetent and apathetic senate and house is powerless against the president's cult of personality. Why should they care? They're going to get free healthcare and a $100,000+/year income for the rest of their lives.

    This theatre of pretending they think of the American People as being anything but the cattle to fuel the lavish lives of the Washington political aristocracy is sickening.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  177. Mike Dougherty

    Notice that of the 9 photos for this article on eating junk food, President Obama is shaking the hand of a constituant while the other 8 photos show images of President Obama's adversaries literally stuffing their faces. CNN, now do you understand why your rating are going down? A little fairness is in order.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  178. Cuffy Meigs

    Obama is whistling past the graveyard. 98% of all fast food workers are in the tank with him already.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  179. Jim in NM

    "Hopefully, though, the first lady won’t be too angry with her husband and his less-than-healthy choices."
    Of course she won't...she wants to impose her ideas on OUR families, not on HER family. After all Barack is the chosen one in Michelle's eyes. Come November, he'll be chosen to hit the road.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  180. Patriot92

    Since no one will attempt to impeach this moron maybe we, the public, can have him committed for psychological evaluation.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      I'm fairly certain he would be able to pick out the butterflies in your fingerpaintings you have hanging on your wall.

      June 29, 2012 at 8:38 am |
  181. ONTIME

    I strongly suggest to all you Deemers and the loyal opposition that a cure for ignorance is closer than you think but it requires your co-operation. It would be doing your country a huge favor by attending this man's arrival and then instead of letting him bore you with his inane drivel, thoroughly stuff this guy with hot dogs, hamburgers, beer and candy bars and then lite his ciggarettes and encourage his chain smoking....You got to admit it would be a lot more fun than hearing those repetitious lies overand over again...

    June 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  182. donnie

    after reading all these mean, stupid posts it is easy to see why the republican party is taking a nose dive. To be affiliated with morons like this is a disaster. Do these people have any idea how stupid they sound.? Maybe we can send them all to cambodia or the moon with newt. Scary to think these clowns even exist.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Vince

      donnie, what's really scary is that you're the clown and don't even know it. Stop looking for handouts and get a job. Oh, I forgot, thanks to Owe-bama there aren't any jobs.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • JuanV

      @ donnie: does the guard know that you're on the PC again?

      June 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  183. OBAMA2012 there an app where we can find all the jobs dumbass Romney has sent to other countires. You are as bright as a burnt out bulb. No doubt you are a repug.....GO OBAMA....see you back in the white house come November!!

    June 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Just a Joe

      You mean those fat part time call center jobs pulling down $3.50/hour he outsourced to 3rd world countries like India and South America?

      Don't worry, after Obama and the Communists are done with this country, they will be coming back.

      June 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Just a Joe

        ... *if* you can learn to speak Chinese.

        June 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Right, an app wriiten and sourced by a lefty. Try reality sometime, you might actually like it.

      June 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  184. Vince

    Keep that propaganda flowing and the gubmint checks. Yahooo....go Owe-bama.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  185. JuanV

    The First Phonies will be out in November.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  186. JuanV

    The more that Liberals whine about post comments, the more desperate you know they are.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • Vince


      June 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • Colin

      "Desperate" is the daily flood of disrespect, hate, hypocrisy and obfuscation by those whose only interest is to discredit the President we've elected.

      June 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  187. Mishey

    FORD MOTOR COMPANY didn't take the stimulus bailout....and they're doing just fine! That's what a Free Enterprise System will do for you! As to the creation of to the people on the East Coast of Florida – at NASA! The area around Cape Canaveral has become a veritable ghost town.... jobs lost....houses in foreclosure....businesses shut down! So please – don't go giving me a website to go check on how GREAT the present administration is doing! Oh – wait – they're doing a GREAT job trying to pit class against class, race against race, and gender against gender! I'll give them that one!

    June 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  188. JuanV

    CNN and the rest of the big media are in the tank for Oblamer. Usually they force comments on Oblamer stories to Facebook, so they can target his detractors.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  189. JuanV

    When it comes to governing the country, Oblamer couldn't make Junior Varsity.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  190. fidlin1

    What'll ya'll have? ... A Chili/Slaw dog, onion rings, a fried peach pie ala mode, a frosted orange and Another President in 2012 , Thank You very much. .. That'll be 4 trillion and change please.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  191. fidlin1

    I'll have a Chili/Slaw dog, onion rings, a fried peach pie ala mode, and a large frosted orange. Thank you Mr. Obama. That'll be 4 trillion and change. Come back real soon now, ya hear.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  192. StageCoachDriver

    Maybe he stopped in for a refresher on how to say "Would you like fries with that?" You know, just honing his civilian job skills for next January.

    June 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  193. Mike Carrington

    Hey, don't discourage him!

    June 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  194. HMPhobe

    "where he accidentally walked out on his bill." – just like he'll be doing to the country in January, sticking us with his run amok spending spree.

    June 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  195. MaryR

    What a hypocritical pair Oblamer and Moochelle are. Mooch preaches about healthy eating and this POS thumbs his nose in public and has hot dogs, pizza, ice cream. He can't even eat healthy in public to set a good example. Just like he says he's for the middle class while he hangs with the 1% and takes their money. He's a lying punk and I can't wait for November.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  196. Chuhyona

    Over the last decade it has become obvious to me that although America does has some of the brightest minds, creates some to the most unique products, has some of the highest rated higher learning and has invented the most unique ideologies as a mass we are drowning in a sea of our own ignorance. An ignorance purposely created by our subpar lower educational system and our political elite. We have become a country, for the most part of course, of whiny, dependent sheep. A collection of court jesters and town drunks. Myrmidons who seem not to be able to string together a coherent and rational line of thought if their very existence depended on it.

    Nowhere is this more evident than in our world of politics and governance. We continually elect “leaders” who do exactly the opposite of what is in our own best interest, “leaders” who manipulate us like hand puppets to increasingly devolve our liberties, our own self-sufficiency in exchange of more safety, for comfort and dependence. They speak in lavish tons of scripted fluff that the masses glom onto. They feign compassion and righteousness while whittling away independence. They invent legislation to usurp our responsibilities that we are all too willing to surrender. We have been conditioned and manipulated to be good servants. Worker bees for the “greater good” but who’s good? They move various chess pieces of social ideology depending on which way our short attention eight ball happens to be showing.

    “Take Back” for whom? “The Majority” of who? “Forward” to where? “Change” into what?

    The media, once a stalwart ally of the people, a watchdog against tyranny has become the lap dog of whichever party their majority in chained. They refuse to confront with facts and the hard questions instead opting for surface dribble. They have become the federal Völkischer Beobachter or the Pravda. A propaganda machine. Of course they will not always deceive. There are always individuals trying to maintain truth but as a conglomerate they have become an arm of the elite. Glossing over the stories that actually matter for half-truths and circular deceit.

    The cliché of “history repeats itself” may not be100% accurate, but at 95% it seems clear where the “winds of change” are blowing our sinking ship. If you don’t relish being included in the “stupid American’ collective remove those blinders, start digging deeper, stop taking lofty rhetoric at face value. Stop regurgitating the same phrases and talking points. Search for actual solutions not just problems. Demand independence. Insist of liberty and privacy rights. Stop waving the white flag of laziness, raise your mental weapons and respect what our forefathers bleed and died for. Throw aside the partisan excuses and see clearly the intellectual dumbing down of generations or stay blind, stay blissfully unaware, remain addicted to the federal comfort food and remain the “stupid and future enslaved, Americans”.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • raydenver

      THANK YOU, for your intelligent insight. I was starting to get worried about the comments made before you. They seem to be submitted by people who have limited compassion, education and tolerance. I agree with you that most politicians are devoid of doing the will of the people and are concerned only with what they believe relevent. I am an American without a party because they both disgust me as much as most of the commentators on this site. We need more people like you that can express themselve without the hate and rude remarks. Your one entry to this barrage of ignorant individuals gives me hope. Thanks again from Denver

      June 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm |

    ___G O V J A C K E D ___



    __________B U I L D I N G __7__S E V E N ______________

    June 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • Shepherd

      Are you talking about the PDF file of Barry's alleged birth certificate. the one that when you open it up in Adobe Illustrator you can see all the layers and how they created everything from many other documents? The fabricated birth certificate allegedly from Hawaii for a man with a Connecticut SS#?

      June 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
  198. Storm

    Same old same as I say and not as I do...Mr Prez you go your way and we go ours....we no longer need diapers.
    You obey your first lady.,...not the rest of us !!!!

    June 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  199. Pat

    If Obama ate at the Varsity, Michelle probably had to get out the Alka-Seltzer.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  200. RunninUte

    Just look at the monkeys slobbering all over the Commie. What a pathetic bunch. Guess he's handing out some free stuff?!!!

    June 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      You just proved that you can pick your nose, your scabby bottom AND scrape out your earwax all at the same time while typing.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  201. RunninUte

    Where are the white people? Hey CNN, isn't that kind of racist? Can't you at least throw a 'token whitey' in the group shot? Al? Jesse? Maxine? Where are you? I hear crickets...

    June 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  202. LibSick

    It's just like everything else coming from this White House: 'Do as I say, not as I do.'

    June 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  203. LibSick

    King O is now campaigning at high schools and fast food restaurants. One of his handlers is passing the hat here. Oh and please notice the teleprompter in the upper right corner. The king couldn't even order a meal without one!

    June 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  204. YankessGirl

    To say Obama has done nothing is a deliusion. Unless of course you feel that 1) Killing bin Laden was "nothing" 2) Extending unemployement benefits because "job creators" are not creating jobs (while raking in the profits for themselves) 3) Ending the Iraq War 4) Troop reductions in Afghanistan 5) Assisting in the liberation of Libya.

    You don't have to agree with the guy, but you can't be taken seriously if you say he has done nothing.

    Obama will win in 2012...I promise!

    June 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  205. Kevin235

    Is this really news worthy..oh I forgot...I am on

    June 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  206. kimdi01

    Ol Lard Butt Michelle probably went in after he was gone. If she had gone first there wouldn't be anything left for Obozo to eat.

    June 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • mhamil

      You are very racist!

      June 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • lugnut


      June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • Spud

      Just the vegetables and a few bird feathers.

      June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  207. Bob Carr

    So much for the health logic behind Obamacare. I wonder if he drank the same soda they're banning in NYC? Or maybe he's just scoping the place out for employment after Jan 20 2013.

    June 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  208. lugnut

    PBS News–Because Of Obama;s Anti Business Agenda Company’s Are Withholding Jobs And Hoarding Trillions Of Dollars Until The New President Takes Office in 2012.
    PBS News-Company’s Say That Jobs Will Not Be Created While Obama Is President
    60 Minutes-Say’s That In This Obama Recession That Today’s Children Are Living In The Worst Poverty Ever Recorded In American History, Yes Worse Then The Great Depression
    60 Minutes–Say’s That Schools are Adding Motel Stops To Their Routes In Order To pick up The Homeless Children Made Home Less By Obama’s Record Home Foreclosures–1 Million More in 2011.
    ABC, CNBC And Others –Say That Obama Has The Longest Running Above 9% Unemployment Ever Recorded
    ABC, News CNBC And Others–Say That Americans Found Jobs In A Shorter Period Of Time during The Great Depression Then They Can Today In This Obama Recession.
    CBS –Says That 17 Million American Children Will Go To Bed Hungry To Night In This Obama Failing Economy.
    Facts Do Not Lie-But Liars Lie about The Facts-I Double Dog Dare You To Google

    June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  209. lugnut


    Scores of Democrats running for reelection will defect from Obama before the campaign is done. And scores of Democrat voters will reject him too.
    Democrat Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia has announced that he isn’t sure that he will be supporting Barack Obama for reelection.
    “Tomblin said in statement released by his campaign that he was a ‘loyal member of the Democratic Party’ but was concerned by fellow Democrat Obama's ‘misguided policies,” reports the Charleston Daily Mail.
    West Virginia’s newest Democrat Senator, Joe Manchin has been a little more direct about his distaste for Obama.
    “If that means I have to break with my party to do what's best for the country,” wrote Manchin in an op-ed in the Gazette-Mail, “I will. If it means I take on a sitting president to protect West Virginia interests, I have and I will.”
    Advisor David Axlerod on CNN’s State of the Union: "I think he was very candid there,” reported the National Journal. “His concern is about his own political well being. He's running for the Senate in that state. We didn't win the state the last time. It's going to be a tough state for us again, and he's making a political judgment about himself."





    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): "It's Done. … Go On To Other Things Now." "Despite pushback from more than a half-dozen Democrats, the Obama campaign on Tuesday defended how it has scrutinized Romney's business background. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a widely respected member of Congress, stopped short of criticizing the president, but made it clear that the campaign should pivot. 'It's done,' she said. 'Go on to other things now.'" (Cameron Joseph, "Democrats Balk At Obama Campaign's Sustained Attack On Bain Capital,"
    Governor Deval Patrick Said Bain Capital Is "Not A Bad Company." CNN'S JOHN KING: "You're in a very interesting position this year. I want to start with… You're the governor of a state that Bain Capital calls its global home. It's right up the street in Lowell headquarters." GOV. DEVAL PATRICK (D-MA): "Indeed." KING: "Are they a bad company?"

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA): "I think Bain Capital was a very successful business." (MSNBC's "Daily Rundown,"





    Obama Bundler Don Peebles Questioned Obama's Attack On Bain: "I Think It's Difficult To Attack Or Demonize An Industry And Then Take Money From It."

    June 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  210. Richard Goezinu

    Bush, Obama, Romney, Clinton are the same , same, same, same. All funded by the same corporations. The only difference is the rhetoric

    June 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  211. jerry

    we have been down this road before...FDR, LBJ, and Carter played the American voter much the same...and many of our problems today are a direct result of this left wing nonsense. Growing govt and printing money for votes have never worked except to put a politician in/back to office... ALL we Americans have between us and an all encompassing government is our constitution and many of you are willing to let these narcissistic inept fools take that away from you...because you think in the short term you will will not!

    June 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  212. slingblade

    Yep............ Here is a typical uneducated to the facts obama sheeple supporter that is still mooned eyed and if Im not mistaken is posting on here................

    June 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  213. Obama bin Biden

    My screen name is about as dumb as the idiotic liberal posters on this site. God you guys are dumb lol. No wonder no one is watching CNN anymore.

    No, actually my screen name is witty and informative, unlike CNN.

    June 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      I don't know that your other screen name is so funny. I mean, 'IwalkThroughTrafficBlindfolded', does sound a bit daring but, funny?...Not so much.

      June 29, 2012 at 2:00 am |
  214. ascpgh

    I'll listen to Barak's edicts when he and his large framed house Frau get their story straight.

    If you can have a cohesive message as a husband and wife, don't even bother trying to rule a nation you tin cup tyrant.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  215. DoAsISayNotAsIDo

    "... Jimmy Carter, George H. Bush and Bill Clinton all had a taste for The Varsity’s renowned food during their respective terms in office."

    Yes, but none of them had a wife who made fitness and making "healthy choices" her cause.

    Btw, news reporters, someone please ask Barry about why he hasn't QUIT SMOKING yet? The last report (2010) states he's "trying" to quit - and then, nothing. If Odrama had quit you KNOW he'd be ramming that attribute up our butts whenever possible because he is, above all else, a narcissist.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  216. Spud

    What's with the weird Barry squinty eye thing? Is he morphing into the devil?

    June 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  217. char

    I'm sure he walked into a all black fast food joint on accident.

    June 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  218. WAHH

    Wheres obama eating fried chicken?

    June 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  219. orlfla

    Did they pick up all the silverware before Obama came in like they did at the Latino luncheon down at Disneyworld the other day?

    June 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Sorry you had to eat with your fingers, orifla. Geesh, that's profiling for ya.

      June 29, 2012 at 1:48 am |
  220. JD in Marietta

    Obama and his future voters. At least they're working and being productive. Cant say the same about Oblamer.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  221. Cynthia L.

    I know this is sort of changing the subject but, I was wondering a few things about Ron Paul after talking to a few of his very loyal supporters. They said that they were going to raise some hell over Romney taking credit for the wins Ron Paul has had, like in Iowa. Do you really think that they are that pissed off?? Do you think Ron Paul will speak at the convention? These people thought that he would confront the RNC for steamrolling them. Do you think he has all that much support still. Also, the big question of who Mitt will pick for V.P. has people wondering, I know. I was thinking he might pick a woman for V.P. and give that a try again.

    June 28, 2012 at 12:43 am |
    • Cynthia L.


      June 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  222. jean2009

    And SCOTUS upholds health care law....that is great news!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      The Right can't believe it and are ready to impeach Roberts. And, the one the were trying to find a way to impeach, Elena Kagen, voted against. They are hammering that the Affordable Health Care Act is a 'TAX' which was Roberts designation.
      Sarah Palin, Rush and Romney are choking cause we will be able to get care whether we have pre-existing conditions or not. They are red-hot mad because our kids can stay on our Health Insurance until they are 26 yrs. old. They are screaming mad that seniors will get to pay less for medications. And, all that is happening before 2014 when the rest of our benefits kick in. It could be even better if the Republicans hadn't played 'Pouty' and said, 'NO-NO-NO!! we don't want to help the American people because we want to keep the Insurance Co.'s and the Drug Co.'s rich."
      I wish all Americans could work together, but after seeing these hateful comments over any simple thing the President does, I'm just shaking my head.

      June 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
      • vejer

        perhaps you should educate yourself a little more cynthia...your taxes will go up you,and i and everyone else will pay out the nose for this,,please try to educate yourself

        June 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Sweetie, you have already been paying for the uninsured through taxes State and Federal. There isn't and hasn't ever been FREE healthcare. And, if you have an existing insurance policy with ANY of the insurance companies you have NO SAY when they raise your premiums on a regular basis. And, because people haven't either been paying attention all these years or, believing in the propagnda the companies with their hand out for OUR MONEY.
        George Bush, (I know you all want us to believe that he is irrevelent but, he left us ALL with terrible problems that will take years to recover from and that makes it revelent NOW), wanted the Republicans to look good for the Senior vote, and started Medicaid Part D, which kept Americans from buying cheaper Canadian drugs, and left the our government paying full price for drugs from American Drug Co.s who were stuffing money in their shirts and laughing at our dumbness for their MANNA from HEAVEN.
        Not only that, two ten year wars have left tons of injured military personel. The infastructure for America's supposed to crowning Veterans Hospital, Walter Reed, was disgusting and falling apart, along with funding cuts to other programs at the same time money was being taken from Americans and given to Insurance and Drug companies instead.
        If our government hadn't been giving these companies tax breaks they didn't pass on as savings to us, we could have had all of that money ALREADY INVESTED in the American people. It can be done and has been done with success in other countries, including Canada.
        Stop fight against our best interests. The Affordable Health Care could have been better if those in Congress and the Senate had fought for us. Let's not give up on making it better and getting rid of the real Welfare QUEENS who are the insurance and drug companies whose profits ARE the BOTTOM LINE.

        June 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
      • vejer

        cynthia,,i didn't even bother reading all of your ever served?,,,well have you?

        June 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
      • jean2009

        Yeah, but Romney called the same thing a penalty in Massachusetts....but look up penalty-tax. You can pay a penalty tax for withdrawing your IRA too soon. Marriage penalty-tax. This is a penalty tax aimed at the freeloaders on the healthcare system. You when they get sick and don't have insurance you run up everyone elses cost in Massachusetts that amounted to 1% of the population. The GOP was all for that Romney model until they didn't have the bragging rights for passing it. .

        July 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
      • vejer

        some times,,i just hang my head because of you brain dead obama bots,,,you guys are so ignorant as to what ia going on,,wait till that cow comes home to be milked,,,oh yeh,,,the tax man will be payed,,and all ya'll gonna be paying and squeling then,,,but,i fear it will be to late then,,you guys ever been to a communist country? ihave,,,and it looks a whole lot like the bamster is trying to implement,,,,i don't like it,,,and for the record,,,obama sucks,,thanks for your time

        July 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
  223. Cynthia L.

    vejer, I have two sons in the military. I care about what happens to our vets after they come home wounded. And, what they don't deserve are people like you who don't give a sh8t and tear this country apart by attacking our own people. This government is Us. We need to work together to help our country and find ways to make things work FOR ALL OF US. We have been ripped off for wayyyyy tooooo loooong. If you think this is a 'rant' – YOU BETCHA!
    I'm sick of the people who claim to be patriotic and have had their hands in the cookie jar FOR DECADES.
    Taxes should be used to help the American people NOT the RICHEST companies on the planet that have NO excuses to expect us to pay for their success and treat us like dirt.

    June 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
    • vejer

      look here kiddo,,a salute to you and your sons,,,ok? but i was over there long before they were,,doing a different kinda mission,,but one as important,,the dems are not gonna do squat for you..or yours,,thats what im saying here,,this guy in office will wind up costing a lot more of lives in the end,,,and i hope and pray yours aren't among them..hell,,a kid i kinda raised,,he wasn't my son ,,but i love the guy all the same,,is going in the service,,along with a few others that i know,,all young men,,i can tell you as i did before,,you want the best for them?do not,,i repeat,,do not,,vote democrat..god bless you,,and have a good day

      June 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • jean2009

        And mine were over there a lot earlier than you...and this president for the first time is getting us out of the mess the last appointed failure put this country into. You know, the one who did one war on the false pretense of WMD just to make a profit for his and the VP's wealthy friends.

        I wouldn't even approach the subject of corruption if I were you...we have been sick to death of the corruption on the right for the last dozen years. Corruption for the rich was the full theme of the George W. Bush presidency.

        July 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
      • vejer

        did you ever think,,just for a second,the iraqi's had 1 full year to get rid o thier wmd's?are you that naive?..wake up serious

        July 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  224. Cynthia L.

    Vijer, the way people treat each other is important. No one, but no one is going to come between me and my countrymen, NOT the Dems AND NOT the REPUBS. We have LOST LOTS of folks already over NOTHING!! I am a registered Independent. I've seen the best and the worst in both parties like everybody else. BUT NOW the challenge is put the party thing to rest. WE HAVE TO PULL TOGETHER and to do that we have to take the best ideas from BOTH SIDES and those in the middle. I am sick to death of the horrible things that are said to keep us divided and I believe that is what's exactly happening. People are trying to take our country down and it hurts to see that the real enemy might just be ourselves. If we allow the few to rob us and take us down we have no one to blame but ourselves- and this wonderful experiment which is the UNITED STATES of AMERICA will fail.
    Sorry, if you disagree, but though Obama is not a perfect man, I truly believe in my heart that his grandfather from Hawaii taught him to love this country and I will stick with him. It doesn't mean I don't diss him when I feel I need to. I love my country and to love it is to help it be the best AND our President to be the best that he and WE can be together. I raised my sons to say YES I CAN and I believe that with all my heart. Take care, I care that you do.

    June 30, 2012 at 12:32 am |
    • vejer

      ii am also an independent..but i have noted that the democratic party engages in the biggest frauds,coverups,,you name it,,obama is not the guy to lead us into the promised land sister.i do not wish to burst your bubble,,but i must advise you,,the things this guy is doing will be the undoing of us all if he is allowed to continue.if you wish to continue this debate,,i welcome it,,your sons are in harms way,,i understand that,,and mine may be also before long,,but you must concede the point that the world is a dangerous place,,,and will get no better..i'm just saying you need a republican in the white house rather than a democrat,,,dems stink on security matters..awaiting your response,,,by the way,,you can e- mail directly at really feel your concerns on these things,,and would like to keep the conversation going here

      June 30, 2012 at 1:01 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        I used to be a Republican and the way I feel is, that they are not leaders anymore. I watch and read all sorts of news sources and always have. Even, Fox. They are more at odds with my beliefs as are current Republicans and I in good mind cannot, will not pull the lever in their favor. They haven't earned my trust or, respect and even though there might and probably are some good people left serving in that party, I believe they are in the minority and in danger of being drummed out.
        When I read some of the hateful comments on this particular thread, and what I have heard on other conservative shows and talk shows over the last few years, I have less and less in common with the direction they have taken.
        So, we part ways here, my friend, in who we choose to lead us but, not parted in the true American spirit of discourse in search of truth that will always be our duty.

        June 30, 2012 at 2:56 am |
      • raydenver

        i applaud you for having a conversation without using the n word and referring to thefirst lady*s figure. But as an independent myself you sound like a republican on your views. I too served in the military and believed I had to follow my president and his orders (a republican during my tour of duty). You talk like we need to refute this president because you do not agree with his policies. .We as Americans have the vote to change policies, wait til November and vote for whom you believe in. I personally want Obama to lose. The hate spewed in this site makes me fear for his life. I would prefer him to attend his daughters graduations and weddings than to see him assasinated by a radical like you and those on this site. Sad to say that is what is wrong with America, republicans and people like you. Thank you Cynthia for being level headed and showing the others what it means to be civilized.

        June 30, 2012 at 3:44 am |
      • vejer

        radical? ,,i dont like the presidents policies one iota,,and for not liking his policies,,that makes me radical??gee whiz dude,,climb down off that high horse will ya?

        June 30, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  225. Name*Liz Carter

    Hey Folks! As far as the quip that President Obama cheated by eating at the varsity in Atlanta when he came here, there have been many Presidents who have come here and ate there!! It's almost "traditional"!! Furthermore, he excercises, plays ball and is far from being the fat asses that some of you and your children are!! LOL!!! You folk are so pathetic!!

    July 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • Steveo

      So now you have sunk to rag on people's children? How low can you go, Liz?

      July 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
      • jean2009

        Liz couuld never sink to the low of the people on the right like you. I've read some of the ignorant posts on this site.

        July 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • Steveo


        Perhaps you did not read my clearly. I will repeat...

        So now you have sunk to rag on people's children? How low can you go, Liz?

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