August 21st, 2012
08:23 AM ET
On the road again
President Obama is back on the campaign trail today. He will be stopping in Ohio and Nevada. Ohio and it's whopping 18 electorial votes favored Obama in 2008 yet elected a republican ticket to state office in 2010. After Ohio he will head to Nevada, a state he carried in 2008, stopping in Reno and Las Vegas.
The latest polls show Obama leading Romney in Ohio by 6 points while in Nevada he leads by a slim 2 points.
Full schedule after the jump
9:15AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews. South Lawn
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Columbus, Ohio
10:40AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Columbus, Ohio. Rickenbacker International Airport
1:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event. Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
2:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs Columbus, Ohio en route Reno, Nevada. Rickenbacker International Airport
5:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event. Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada
6:40PM THE PRESIDENT departs Reno, Nevada en route Las Vegas, Nevada. Reno International Airport, Reno, Nevada
7:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Las Vegas, Nevada. Nellis Air Force Base
So this clown again has no plans today of working for the American people. OBLUNDER=FAIL, America is falling apart but bongo here has to go jet around waisting more tax payers money, oh goody
HEY BB, ARE YOU THE WHINER-IN-CHIEF FOR THE REPUBLITARDS? GOOD JOB MAN.
OBAMA ??? ... LET'S HELP THIS LOSER LOOSE IN NOVEMBER !!!
SAVE AMERICA ... ELECT ROMNEY AND RYAN !!!
hey barrack- nice of you to join the discussion – couldnt get a tee time in Vegas? Or did you run oit of our hard earned $$ at the craps table betting on your friends solar companies? While you are on the thread Barrack how about answering us a few simple questions like when will you present a balanced budget to congress or will you wait until your last day in office and blame the weather, the sun spots, arab spring, winter and fall?
We can balance the budget tomorrow. Are you willing to pay that rate of tax? It is the responsible thing to do. Would crash the economy, but is clearly more American than ignoring the problem.
Let's not lie. Neither of you have a plan that balances the budget. Period.
The only difference is that Romney can't/won't score his budget with the CBO. You can't propose a 20% cut to marginal rates and call it budget neutral without itemizing at least some of the cuts you'd need to make. There is NO ONE with a college degree who has said that won't fall on the middle class. I'm not alleging a conspiracy, but acknowledging arithmetic.
Do you have any evidence that supports the specific cuts in the Romney plan that make you so certain that it is balanced and doesn't equate to a massive tax hike on the middle class?
They're both proposing deficits.
"President Obama is back on the campaign trail today".
This is news?
YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF THE REPUBLITARD WHINER. COME NOVEMBER, THAT SOUND WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS FOLLOWED BY MUCH SOBBING.
How r u contribing to society by backing a proven loser???
I wont run if emp isnt under 6%=liar
iwont run if i dont cut deficet in half=liar
ill close gitmo=liar
u didnt build=liar
anyway u get the picture THESE ARE FACTS NOT DUMBOCRAP FANTASIES
Let's use facts. 2010 GOP campaign...politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/gop-pledge-o-meter/
19% of promises kept, a whopping 4% met via compromise.
37% of promises kept, 14% via compromise.
You tell me, who kept their promises? I didn't hear the teabillies say in 2010 that they'd add DOMA or Personhood to every 'jobs bill,' but if they did, they definitely kept that promise.
President Obama on the jobs report.
June 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
May 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
April 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
March 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
February 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
January 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
December 2012 It is important not to read to much into any one monthly report.
30 times he has used the same statement.
The President (a non-whiner) has blamed
Americans being soft and lazy (yes he did)
On and on and on. I'm sorry, this does not sound like a leader to me. Leaders take responsibility and deal with the problem. Right now he only wants to be re-elected.
Once again ... obama treats the America people like fools, as he expects us to simply forget that for TWENTY YEARS ... yes that's TWENTY YEARS, he attended Reverend Wright's anti-American, racist church. The church which damned America ... the church which gave a life time achievement award to racist Louis Farakhan ... the church which required an oath of allegiance to their 'Black Values" policy, which required followers to provide favoritism towards Black people., over all other races. Obama is a liar, who will say, or do anything to hold onto power !!!
MORE REPUBLITARD TALKING POINTS. ALL YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT ARE THE JOB NUMBERS ARE ALL ON POSITIVE GROWTH. YOU ARE WHINING ABOUT HOW SLOW IT IS GROWING. IT DOESN'T REALLY HELP WHEN BUSINESSES ARE SCARED FOR NO REASON AND GOVERNMENT JOBS ARE GETTING CUT INSTEAD OF GROWING. IT DOESN'T TAKE A MATH GENIUS TO FIGURE OUT THAT THE UNREASONABLE PESSIMISM OF SO CALLED BUSINESS GENIUSES AND THE REPUBLITARD SLASH AND BURN TACTICS ON GOVERNMENT HAS GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE SLOW GROWTH. BY ALL MEANS, STICK TO YOUR IDEOLOGY. WE WILL STOP YOU FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRY.
To be accurate, we laid off something like 1.2 or 1.3% of the population from public sector employment last year.
I'm not against that, but I wish everyone would relax. If we're going to do what we need to do to balance everything out, we're going to need some intellect and patience.
I can get unemployment in the 6%'s tomorrow...hire those people back to public payrolls...but is that really what the GOP wants?
That's what Bush did when unemployment was rising. I just don't find that to be a fiscally conservative move.
This two bit community organizer is NOT the second coming, as you obama stooges seem to think. This fool is systematically destroying our economy, while pitting one half of America against the other half. You Obama stooges have lost sight of the fact that America is much, much, much more important than obama. He is expendable, and replaceable ... America is not !!!
Save America ... Replace Obama with Romney & Ryan in November.
HEAR THAT ... HE-HAW-HE-HAW-HE-HAW ... THAT'S THE SOUND OF THAT JACK ASS, DWcember 2012 ... what a looser !!!
theme song for the republican convention( send in the clowns). The repos are busy screwing themselves right now. Some siding with Atkins some against either way democrats win. Pauls lying about taking stimulas mitt refusing to release tax statements Repos wageing war on women again. Lying about medicare. They are doing a pretty good job of screwing themselves . Forward 2012
The 4 best reasons to get this crap admin out
2.Holder= cover up death of American border agent
3. Axeldorf=Just plain creepy
END OF STORY
As opposed to:
"Who Let The Dogs Out"?
for your boyz?
Yes, yes, the Repos are nothing but a bunch of clowns. But for clowns, they seem to have a lot of power in controlling the economy. In late 2007 and 2008, the economy tanked. It was entirely George Bush's fault even though Democrats controlled the House and Senate. In 2009 and 2010, President Obama could not move the economy forward because he was blocked by the Repos despite Democrats controlling the House and Senate. Why would Repos need to gain the White House, keep the House or take the Senate? It seems this group of clowns will still control the economy. If this happens, will you still be blaming the Repos four years from now?
Hope and Chains
Biden's not a clown?
If you have any sense of humor whatsoever, Biden is the best clown in a long time. The guy doesn't really have any agenda or initiatives...Gore had his environmental initiatives, Cheney had the White House to run.
He's a gaffe prone attack dog. That's like puppies on ice for the first time...funny. Clumsy, no idea what they're doing, but funny.
This two bit community organizer is NOT the second coming, as you obama stooges seem to think. You have lost sight of the fact that America is much, much, much more important than obama. He is expendable, America is not.
Save America ... Dump Obama ... Save America ... Replace Obama with Romney & Ryan in November.
He's been to Ohio a lot, obviously his lead there is not as big as what CNN says it is.
Cnn wouldnt print my block but they might here, as far as education speaking in ohio EDUCATION IS VERY IMPORTANT, that being said If we dont creat jobs no matter what your education is it will be worthless. kool po-po
i agree hes alwayds in Ohio and keeps putting his Idiotic foot in his mouth lets hope this continues
Drone kill list review day with the campaign manager.
Scratch off 5 more names.., nice job last week with that deep inside Pakistan drone strike.
At least Obama's trigger finger., as in General Petraeus, still works.
@just_a_moderate, if politifact is your bible then you're not a moderate, you're a lefty. Why don't you just admit it and cut the disguise, you aren't fooling anyone.
Sure, all fact checking is liberal. I was directly responding to, "anyway u get the picture THESE ARE FACTS NOT DUMBOCRAP FANTASIES"
You're a partisan hack. You're seriously going after me disputing the right wing mor on who said no facts, but then closed by calling his items facts and everything else dumbocrap fantasy?
Are you nimwits in 8th grade?
Fine, politifact is biased. You score the promises. Tell me what you come up with. So far, the GOP did 21% of what they said they would, Obama 51%.
Furthermore, you fail to address my comment which is that the teabilly rednecks have made Boehner's speakership virtually useless. Reid is rightfully sitting on their "jobs bills" that are really DOMA, Planned Parenthood and personhood amendments. He should. I don't want to have to listen to another filibuster from the religious right trying to undermine democracy by inserting theocracy. If it's not a fiscal issue, go eff yourself. I don't care if your state ranked 49th in education finds personhood to be a pressing issue. There's kind of a whole fiscal thing going on...that's all I care about.
No, Biden is not a clown. But he plays one on TV.
The REPUBLICAN PLATFORM THEY FEAR TALKING ABOUT because discussing this issue will do them POLITICAL DAMAGE. Their intrustion in to a woman's right to have an abortion if she is a victim of rape or incest. How LIBERTARIANS cannot see this as A MAJOR SOURCE OF GOVERNMENT INTRUSTION BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY is baffling at best.
75% of AMERICANS responding to the national GALLOP POLL DO NOT SUPPORT ABORTION BANS ON RAPE AND INCEST VICTIMS. Akin and Ryan co-sponsered a bill that would do just that TAKE AWAY A WOMAN'S ABILITY TO CHOOSE. This Republican lead Congress has put forth at least a 1000 bills to attack women's health issues that would also take away screenings for breast and cervical cancers, BIRTH CONTROL AVAILABILITY and Family Health Services.
Being male I dont think any man has a right to tell a woman whether to keep or abort in my opinion it is no mans business. That being said, if u cant afford children dont have them, its a privledge to raise a child not a way for demcraps to increase thier welfare income. Akin should be tossed on the spot. as far as R & R and the repubs i believe
that they are tired of welfare waste and people not raising thier own children, which i do agree with.
Congress includes the House and the Senate. Republicans only control the House. The Democratic led Senate cannot even pass or attempt to pass a budget. I doubt seriously that the Republicans in the House have had a chance to pass more than 1000 bills concerning abortion. However, if you would like to list them, I will be happy to try and review them. Mostly what I found were state bills.
The Republican platform does not discuss abortion primarily because it is not the major issue today. It is the economy and jobs. Women have been more effected by job loss than men. With all of the comments I have read, I still see none that tell what Obama will do about jobs if re-elected. More of the same obviously will not work. Allowing tax cuts for those making over 250K will only bring in about 70 billion this next year. This will do absolutely nothing for the economy or the deficit. But, at least, it sounds good to the base.
I agree with bb. Akins needs to go. His comments were plain stupid.
He had 2 other fairly strong challengers, maybe they'll just run independent and sweep him away.
Right, but do you need a Perot-split? That Missouri seat is one of the few that really count and he didn't just mess up his own seat.
Akin created EASILY the biggest political mess that we've seen in a long time. This one is sticky. It puts the conservative vote directly at odds with the independent vote....worse, the timing couldn't have been worse.
Within 24 hours of that comment, you had both the deadline on the MO ballot and the RNC was trying to roll out their plank again. For the past 4 elections, that's gone relatively under the radar even though it basically was exactly what Akin said...the Dems just never got them to put it in an interview. This is a mess.
You can't make all constituencies happy on this one. So who does the GOP offend?
You are right, kind of. Many of those bills were at a state level, but they weren't Republicans. They were teabilly freshmen who were allegedly going to act on fiscal issues, but just couldn't resist pushing a social agenda.
Now, at a federal level, there are what....30-some "jobs bills" on Reid's desk? You can't simultaneously complain about them sitting on his desk AND not complain about the ridiculous social riders added to them.
Planned Parenthood is not expensive and even the strictest of social conservatives believe it is pennies on the dollar going towards abortions-and that's debatable anyway. I don't fight over pennies when we're burning billions in deficit per day.
There is absolutely no justification for a fiscal conservative to insert defunding Planned Parenthood into any dialog. It's not pragmatic.
RYAN AND AKIN ON THE PERSONHOOD BILL. OH YEAH, THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT ABORTIONS. SURE.
This is the libertarian v. evangelical divide that Goldwater and Reagan feared.
The evangelicals scare the cra p out of me.
Aikin should go. Republicans reject him. What an idiot.
obama had his 2nd white house press conference yesterday for the year. President Bush averaged 2.2 a week over eight years. What are you hiding from obama? If he can't control the media he won't play with it...sounds dangerous to me. I want an adult president, who is man enough to look me straight in the eye and answer my questions...not this media contrived fake pseudo president we have now. obama got tough with Syria two days ago, with a threat...yesterday China and Russia told him to shove it...horrible failure of leadership. The world leaders know obama is a weak ignorant sister and treat him accordingly.
Does this President ever actually WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE???? Between his fundraising, his golf and his vacations he is one lazy guy. A smooth talker though. Hhmmmmmm what would we rather have? A smooth talker who actually does nothing or a man who isn't such a smooth talker but who gets things done? I think I'd rather have the latter.
YOU RETARDS WHO KEEP ASKING THIS QUESTION HAVE TO BE THE DUMBEST OF THE REPUBLITARD CROP. WHY DON'T YOU ASK YOURSELF, HOW MANY VACATIONS HE HAS TAKEN COMPARED TO BUSH? I FORGOT, YOU ARE SO INCAPABLE OF A COHERENT THOUGHT YOU PROBABLY CAN'T EVEN ASK YOURSELF A QUESTION. NEVER MIND.
common sense wins the day.
YOU WOULDN'T KNOW COMMON SENSE IF LEGITIMATELY RAPED YOU.