August 15th, 2012
08:16 AM ET
First lady joins final leg of Iowa bus tour
Waterloo, Iowa (CNN) – Going from a couch next to Jay Leno to the campaign bus with the president, first lady Michelle Obama will join the final leg of her husband's Iowa bus tour on Wednesday.
"This is where the journey began for him and where it began for the first lady, and Iowa will always have a special place in their hearts," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
Earlier in the week Mrs. Obama made an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where she dished about the Olympics, the "kiss cam" malfunction, and stumped for the president.
"Campaigning is a privilege" the first lady told the audience, before revealing her proudest moment of the president's first term.
"Health reform. I mean, you know...something that hasn't been accomplished by a sitting president in a century," she said.
The first lady remains a popular figure and the Obama campaign considers her a key asset.
There's "no better advocate for the president's policies than the first lady," said Jen Psaki campaign spokeswoman.
They're hoping her appeal will sell in Iowa, a key battleground state with only six electoral votes, but with immense political clout.
The first couple will appear jointly at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque. Then follow that rally with a final stop at the Village of East Davenport in Davenport.
Hey CNN – at least you are now open about your support of BO. Solidad may as well run for some Dem office because she only knows Dem talking points. It was great to see Sununu put her in her place about the lies she tells. I loved it. It was the best CNN clip I have seen in years.
BTW, I understand MSDNC is kicking your butt in the ratings war and you need to go "forward to the left" in order to gain ratings.
What's her place?
A lib on a lib station. They try to claim they are not bias, but she was caught red handed and called out on it – on her own show. I would say that is "putting her in her place".
With the overtime help of Hollywood acting coaches, make-up experts, clothing consultants ... along with a biased media ... the obama's have been packaged, sold, and protected, at the cost of the American people. A veritable culture of corruption and deceit, in order to hold onto the spoils of undeserved, irresponsibly used power.
Ha Ha, this website and network is a joke. Go back to journalism school and maybe you can....never mind just stop now.
For the first time in my life, I'm proud to be on the bus tour. – Yes John, CNN has always been in the tank for any and all Dems.
I agree, but not as much as they are now. I use to think MSDNC was further left, now I am not sure. But, I have to give Wolfe Credit for calling out the dems on the add that said Romney's work killed a woman.
I feel the need to mention this in every post now – Obama is the only campaign working out of the gutter. Both sides do not dtell the lies and try to con their blind followers (both sides have blind followers). And stupid Joe Biden saying that the repubs want to put people back in chains? What an idiot. Obama is bad enough, but if Biden needed to take the office – OMG!!!
CNN is in the tank for Obama?
But, but.., what about all those conserative journalists they employ to give us a fair and balanced view?? Oh wait..
Dimwit, I listed two, MSDNC and CNN, I could have also listed NBC, HBO, ABC, and a host of Soros funded web sites/blogs. The one you elude to is the only one – that is my point. It obviously went over your head.
All media it seems are democraps suck ups. Oblunder has done nothing good for this country, the lies are one after another. MAN UP OBLAMEO KEEP YOUR WORD FOR ONCE. U SAID U WOULDNT RUN AGAIN IF UNEMP WASNT UNDER 6%, U SAID U WOULDNT RUN IF U DIDNT CUT THE DEFICET IN HALF. MAN UP LOSER. KEEP YOUR WORD JUST ONCE AND LEAVE
The main stream media has replaced journalists with propagandists. After we kick all the obama stooges out of government ... we need to replace all the propagandists with real journalists.
HOWARD LARRY MOE CURLYJOE IS ATTACKING THE FREE PRESS. THAT'S WHAT THE COMMIES AND THE NAZI'S DID.
Kind of ironic – the lib party of union funded government making jokes about the madman that tried to take over the world.
SIN-D-L-FROM HELL ... The Commies and Nazi's highjacked the media ... just like the liberals have highjacked the media and the Democratic party here in America. But, even Stalin, HItler, and, the liberals, with all their lies and deception, couldn't have seized power, without the support of blindly devoted, dangerously gullible fools, like you. In order to save America, we must remove Obama, and all his bureaucrats from office ... and, take the power away from all his stupid, irresponsible, fanatical followers ... like you !!!
OMG – the haters are back. John, kool-aid and bb. I guess howard and Jerry will join in soon.
Did not ask you folks to go to fox news. Oh yeah! they do not allow comments to be posted. How democratic.
Look, this election is about giving more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires while pushing the burden onto the middle class and gutting medicare.
Obama / Biden 2012
I am not quite sure why you feel the need to tell anyone to go anywhere! Last time I checked you did not own this blog! Lionel, there ARE haters on the right! I guess there are none on the left, huh?
So you think Romney is gutting medicare? Who is cutting $712 TRILLION from MEDICARE? Either you don't MEDI-KNOW or you just don't MEDI-CARE!
What a great thing that Obama is CUTTING WASTE INSTEAD OF BENEFITS OF SENIORS!!!! The difference between Obama's Affordable Heathcare which benefit seniors AND the crap plan PAUL RYAN has that will end up CHARGING SENIORS up to $7,000 EXTRA YEARLY and putting them on a voucher system to go out and try to find extra coverage.
The way that the Affordable Healthcare Act works for all of us, is that EXPERTS find the programs dealing with the way we pay current providers LIKE YOUR CURRENT INSURANCE COMPANY, DRUG COMPANIES, Doctor and Hospital Administration costs Cutting out the waste of over-medication, over testing, double charging AND shuffling papers. EXPERTS have found $716 Million Dollars of waste which is the NUMBER ONE REASON for our high health cost.
NO BENEFITS ARE CUT in OBAMACARE and the Republicans have been looking for ways to misinform LIKE STEVEO JUST DID BY GIVING OUT INCOMPLETE INFORMATION – WHICH IS JUST AS BAD!!!!!!!
@Steveo There is that BIG TRILLION WORD – AGAIN.
Good afternooon Cynthia!
LIKE STEVEO JUST DID BY GIVING OUT INCOMPLETE INFORMATION – WHICH IS JUST AS BAD!!!!!!!
Do you realize you just painted almost all politicians (including those on to LEFT) with that statement?
We are told Ryan is holding up the farm bill BUT Obama is not REALLY telling why. No explanation as to what else to jammed into that bill that gives the GOP pause. That is why they came up with a House version! INCOMPLETE information you say? Both sides do it to make themselves look good and the other side look bad! Kinda like that Ryan pushing granny over the cliff when the Left knows good and well that Medicare for seniors will NOT be affected! See how that works? Understandable that you would that you would challenge me. When you send out your challenge to Obama, eid, Pelosi, anth rest of the left, please let me know!
@Steveo There is that BIG TRILLION WORD – AGAIN.
OK! $712 BILLION! Honest error!
If Obama really wanted to cut government waste ... he'd resign.
Personally after what you just said about the farm bill – and the fact the FACTS ARE OUT THERE – YOU ARE LYING.
@ STEVEO – You deserve to go down with your party.
Much more of what we have right now and the COUNTRY is going down!
It is funny how the libs look at the truth and call it hate- especially when Obama and his political cronnies spew hate in every speech. Lionel – do you think Romney wants to put you back in chains – like Biden said? In your case it may be a good thing.
S. Obrien (from CNN) was reading her talking points during the interview with Sununu from a dem blogg – it was shown on camera before they pulled away quickly. Sununu put her in her place and you can't stand it. I see your posts every day. You are either a blind follower or you work for the governmnet and live off of money from people like me, who actually work.
Yea S.Obrien is married to a white. Can't stand CNN, MSMBC and all those liberal stations. I am a Fox girl. Go Fox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Romey/Ryan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Yes Lionel ... I guess you can call us haters ... because we hate anyone who lies, steals, and tries to destroy this great country which we love. Obama, and you Obama stooges, have resorted to polarization, character assassination, thuggery, and gutter politics, in order to keep this traitor in power. You fanatics are willing to destroy America in order to achieve your goals. On the other hand, we patriots know, and believe, that America is much more important than Obama ... and, we are ready, willing, and able to defeat him, and to defeat you ... just like those who came before us, who had to defend America for over 236 years, from all threats, both foreign and domestic. We believe in America, and our constitution ... while you just believe in a power hungry loser, named Barack Obama.
Just because a tv network says something good about the president it does not mean they support him. They are telling people what is going on. Would you say that because Fox does not say anything bad about Romney that they support him?
I am a different John than the first poster on here. Just in case you can't tell.
If they said nothing wrong about him similar to MSDNC and CNN does with BO, yes, they would be bias. You either never watched Fox or are telling outright lies. Last night for example they talked about how Romney would lose if he didn't pick up the pace. They also said he needed to get rid of his campaign people.
When an interviewer has no opinion other than Dem talking points she is reading off of a dem blog I would call that bias.
I do watch Fox sometimes and I don't think saying he needs to pick up the pace is a negative comment. MSNBC and CNN are no more bias than Fox, as i can pretty much tell you what they are going to say before they say it on them all. As for telling lies, just because the truth hurts does not make it a lie.
Can we get a John 1A and John 1B or somehing like the last name initial, please? This is almost like watching a guy argue with his shadow! Help us out!
How is this Steveo –
Johnny come lately, I noticed you tried to make a point by using only one example that I provided. I gave two examples – the 2nd point, the one you ignored because it contradicted your point was – they SAID ROMNEY NEEDED TO GET RID OF HIS CAMPAIGN PEOPLE!! Try to spin that. I don't get people like you – you can see Romney and Ryan are decent people trying to run a decent campaign. You can see the hate and lies coming from Obama and his people. He already skirted the rule of law, given his ???(whatever it is) on illegals to a point where illegal is not illegal anymore. If that is what the American people wanted – fine. But Obama went around congress – after the American took away his majority. His majority was taken away for many reasons – foremost is his inability to run the country.
How is this Steveo –
Excellent. Thanks! JS! Much better!
Different John... Well... it is hard to tell without a program... is this on purpose .... so you can hide???? Are you that much of a troll?
Fake John: But what if they mention ONLY the good and NEVER the bad? Are you a democrat or just plain blind?
Do you work for Fox or are you blind. Saying Fox is fair and ballanced is a crock. None of them are.
I see you libs bashing Fox every day, but never back it up with anything. I understand libs don't like Fox (and do not watch it). That is fine. Most conservatives do not watch MSDNC or even NBC News shows because they are openly bias. You cannot compare the professional people on Fox with the likes of Sharpton, Maddow, Shultz S. OBrien and others on these channels. There is no comparison. The people you watch, if you watch MSDNC, are haters. If you ever watched Fox you know they are not haters. You may totally disagree with their views, but they are not haters. And, BTW, try to name one lib that you think hasn't appeared on Fox? Even Pelosi was interviewed on that channel (and Obama, and Barney Frank and the Weiner, etc.).
mitt is really crying the blues claiming the president is running a campaign of hate. Us democrates are rolling in the isle laughing at that statement. He really thinks the american people are stupid enough to believe the hateful lying commercials he has aired and the stupid untrue claimes he has made about medicare . Show us your taxes you lying sack . you and paulie are an embarassment to this country. He has waged the dirtiest campaigne against his own republicans now he thinks he can lie his way into the white house.
"he thinks he can lie his way into the white house"
That's funny! Those of us on the right laugh at that comment ESPECIALLY since you ignore 2008! Most of us remember the speeches. When compared to reality, they come up short!!!
You speak of lying ads yet you are said NOTHING about the Soptic ad
You call for tax records yet don't wonder why college records are SEALED!
Acid flashback? Obama already lied his way into the whitehouse and just keeps doing the same in order to keep the power, status and perks that a president gets. He's lucky he has people like you though that will believe anything he says. Thinking is definitely not one of your strengths, is it?
Thinking? Hysterical coming from the rocket scientist. Stop drinking lighter fluid while you smoke yer cigs.
Question,,,, would anyone have read Dreams of my father if he had not been president??? So ... his wealth is directly related to the presidency andits power... and you fools put him in there.... face it the clintons were not rich enough to live in new youk untill after the presidency....SO the question becomes are they truly in it for you or for themselves... they all seem to get rich off of it ..... all courtesy of your tax dollars!
Obama is a BULLY and a COWARD. Inviting the supreme court to the State Of The Union speech, only to publicly insult them on national television ... when they couldn't talk back ... is only one of many examples of this. Also, whenever Obama has the upper hand ... like when he bragged and boasted about how he would have a BILLION dollar war chest ... only to cry like a baby when his opponent raised more money. Or, when instead of taking responsibility for his failures, he always resorts to blaming others ... This is the sign of a small man, with no character or integrity.
The Supreme Court are not invited to the state of the union they are required to be there along with both houses of congress.
Thank you for the correction John. The fact that the Supreme Court is required to attend the State Of The Union Address ... only to be publicly humiliated by Obama ... merely increases the impropriety of the coward and chief's actions.
So you beleive citizens united was a good ruling and they should not have been called on it. It has taken the election process and given it to the highest bidder, whoever that might be.
Romney has shown two years of taxes, but you libs have nothing, so you want to see more taxes? Obama didn't feel the need to show his birth certificate until after 3 years in office and you libs are asking for taxes? What, the "his wife owns a horse" argument didn't work? How about the lie "he wants to stop women from getting contraception"? No lie – you spew hate, just like all libs. You call Romney and Ryan liars WITHOUT QUOTING ONE LIE? You libs crack me up...
The Obama stooges call anyone who disagrees with Obama, haters ... I guess you can call us haters ... because we hate anyone who lies, steals, and tries to destroy this great country which we love. Obama, and you Obama stooges, have resorted to polarization, character assassination, thuggery, and gutter politics, in order to keep this traitor in power. You fanatics are willing to destroy America in order to achieve your goals. On the other hand, we patriots know, and believe, that America is much more important than Obama ... and, we are ready, willing, and able to defeat him, and to defeat you ... just like those who came before us, who had to defend America for over 236 years, from all threats, both foreign and domestic. We believe in America, and our constitution ... while you just believe in a power hungry loser, named Barack Obama.
As if I care if she joins Obama on tour. CNN is the day slow for relevant news?
obama said in 2009, in a CBS interview the medicare cuts in obama care will not be repealed...he would not allow it. That is $716,000,000,000.00 in MEDICARE cuts, cuts to older taxpayers health care! This is healthcare funded through payroll deductions...earned benefits...not a govt hand out! Paul Ryan's proposed cuts are to MEDICAID...that's MEDICAID...a big difference. Medicaid spending is off the map...out of control, and used to buy votes...this is the program even illegal immigrants are using. obama and his ilk wish to EXPAND MEDICAID....ie...selling it as FREE healthcare...a marxist ploy to buy power. Time for adult leadership in DC...throw out this hate mongering divisive bunch from chicago.
THE CUTS ARE NOT TO ANYONE'S BENEFITS – YOU ARE LYING.
No, the people you follow blindly are not telling you the truth. Don't take my word for it. Stop posting ignorant posts and go read the bill. The Medicare money that will be lost is related to unrealistic forecasts and double spending. Look it up – if you care enough to. $716 billion cut from Medicare with Obamacare is not made up – wake up libs...
then...oh brainy one...where is the 700 billion dollars coming from? Are you serious?
Here you go throbbing Member, Did you simply forget about all the talk when Obama forced Obamacare down our throats? This issue was out there front and center. This is what the repubs talk about when they say the CBO can only work with what is in front of them – if you proposal has double spending written in as the plan the CBO can only account for it as it is written in the proposal. Everyone, except maybe you, knows about this. Maybe, I am not the brainy one, as you say. Maybe you are just ignorant. As I said, do your own research and stop listening to lib lies.
The problem is, the same Medicare cuts cannot simultaneously be used to help pay for Obamacare and extend the life of Medicare.
As the Congressional Budget Office has explained:
The key point is that the savings to the (Medicare Hospital Insurance) trust fund under the (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) would be received by the government only once, so they cannot be set aside to pay for future Medicare spending and, at the same time, pay for current spending on other parts of the legislation or on other programs.
The Obama stooges call anyone who disagrees with Obama, haters ... I guess you can call us haters ... because we hate anyone who lies, steals, and tries to destroy this great country which we love. Obama, and you Obama stooges, have resorted to polarization, character assassination, thuggery, and gutter politics, in order to keep your false messiah in power. You fanatics are willing to destroy America in order to achieve your goals. On the other hand, we patriots know, and believe, that America is much more important than Obama ... and, we are ready, willing, and able to defeat him, and to defeat you ... just like those who came before us, who had to defend America for over 236 years, from all threats, both foreign and domestic. We believe in America, and our constitution ... while you just believe in a power hungry loser, named Barack Obama.
Hw would you know there Cynthia??? Pelosi, aka the wicked witch of the west, and Macaskil, I owe back taxes on my private plane, both said... we have to pass it so we can find out whats in it....... NOT sure they do even today.
Oh and by the way Cyn.... money was stripped out of medicare to help pay for the affordable health care act..... and th president is encouraging seniors to move over to the affordable health care system... SOOOO.........
Why is it important for Michelle to reminisce and remind us how lovely the campaign trail was for THEM? It is a slap in the face for them to gloat how wonderful the Ozzie and Harriet-style upward mobility 'ride' has been for them and of the experiences of their children while the children (and adults) of the inner cities have never realized the "change" they were duped to believe would happen for them. It's almost as if she is saying, tongue-in-cheek, that it's all been so wonderful because they know it's over as they 'gracefully' depart having done nothing they promised. In fact, on the Medicare issue alone, I received five return phone calls from doctors today, confirming they have "opted-out" of the Medicare program citing "it doesn't pay enough" as a result of the recent Obama legislation. I am an African American, ivy-league educated, Democratic woman voter living in NYC who is saying the Obamas have been a sham.
Funny to see libs floundering.
Funny to see cons hallucinating ...
all you have to do is tell the truth...and the libs fold like a dirty old tent in a wind storm. No thinking, moral, and hard working real American wants what obama and his ilk have to offer.
Got my vote. Just check out the pic. Juggling and sucking at the same time;)
She should be packing her size 18 pants in a suitcase and get ready for her move back to chicago
The healh czar had to join.... to many brewskis and brats consumed by her ward....
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