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Nov 7

Today's Front Pages

This is one of my favorite features of The Newseum here in Washington D.C., being able to view the front pages from newspapers around the world in person at the museum or online at this link.

I think in a few hours when the papers start printing the election results will probably be a great time for Obama supporters to check it out and see page after page of pictures of our President.

Nov 6
This is for Kelly. At the Reston Obama campaign.

This is for Kelly. At the Reston Obama campaign.

Nov 6

Got in my car to go volunteer with the Obama campaign and Eye of the Tiger came on, was just finishing when I arrived. Perfect.

Nov 4

Just signed up to volunteer for two shifts for the local Obama campaign office on election day.

Might sign up for a few more for Monday as well, haven’t decided. I just hope there are things I can do that won’t aggravate my leg injury, which has been getting worse again the last few days.

But I need to stay busy and do everything I can at this point. I can’t let Virginia go to Romney if I could have made a difference.

Nov 4
suitep:

team-joebama:

wordscancrushtheworld:

THIS!!!!  
loudmouthradio:

TRUTH.


Romney in June: “He wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers,” Mr. Romney said of Mr. Obama. “He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
In case you forgot

In case someone STILL needs a wake up call.

suitep:

team-joebama:

wordscancrushtheworld:

THIS!!!!  

loudmouthradio:

TRUTH.

Romney in June: “He wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers,” Mr. Romney said of Mr. Obama. “He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

In case you forgot

In case someone STILL needs a wake up call.

Nov 2

Cracked: 6 Bizarre Factors that Predict Every Presidential Election

So, four out of five superstition/coincidences predict an Obama win?

One isn’t particularly useful because you can’t know what happened until election night.

And the other is a football game being played this Sunday. 

I can’t believe I’m actually rooting for the Redskins and care about a football game right now.

Just a quick reminder that Mitt Romney not only wants to get rid of FEMA (and/or defund them which is the same thing) but he also wants to cut funding to firefighters and other first responders and emergency personnel.

So while you’re looking at all those photos of people rushing to help each other and putting themselves in harm’s way to save other people, just remember, Mitt Romney doesn’t think those people deserve to get paid a living wage or to have a job at all.

Thank goodness this hurricane happened now, because if Romney was president the death toll would be higher, and keep climbing as people were left alone without help from emergency services.

A vote for Obama is literally a vote to save lives.

POTUS blogs, part II

barackobama:

Composed on the plane a bit earlier today:

No matter what state we’re in or how many of these grassroots events we’ve done in a row or even how little sleep I’m running on, I’m always thinking three things when I walk off the stage at a rally.

First, if it’s a hot day like it was today in Virginia, I’m thinking about whether everybody’s getting enough water and staying healthy.

The second thing I think about is the incredible energy I see in our volunteers and supporters. It’s meant so much to me to feel just how geared up people are—they understand what’s at stake in this election, and they are putting in the hours and logging the miles it’s going to take to win.

Finally, I think about all the lives that we can change for the better in a second term—the work we still have to do to put people back to work, build up manufacturing here in the United States, support small businesses, make sure that our tax code is fair as we’re reducing our deficit. There’s so much ahead of us, and I’m really inspired by the prospect of having another four years to get it done together.

This trip has been great so far, and I can’t wait to see what our last stop has in store. Thanks for tracking our cross-continental all-nighter—and most of all, thanks for having my back.

Barack

p.s. I just cast my vote in Chicago, and I hope I can count on yours.

One thing I noticed when I went to see Michelle Obama, and then the President in the same couple of weeks was that the first thing really is true.  They had people handing out free water all over the place.  When a lady passed out in the middle of Michelle Obama’s speech, the first lady stopped speaking and called for help and for volunteers to distribute more water to the crowd in case anybody else was overheating.  She didn’t resume until she knew somebody was on it, and she paused several more times to check and make sure everybody was okay.

I have also noticed the energy and dedication of the volunteers, and the sheer number of them when The President spoke at GMU last week.  But what really gets me is the diversity of the crowd.

There are so many people that are all so different on the surface. Young, old, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, men, women.  Women carrying toddlers with them, college students studying their textbooks while they’re waiting in line.  People in wheelchairs and on crutches.  Gay men holding hands and talking about marriage equality, straight couples with their toddlers on their shoulders.  At the event at GMU I spoke with the lady next to me about her experiences as an immigrant to the US and her path to citizenship and how much she values her vote and her voice in our democracy.  I imagine there are many other first generation Americans in those crowds, as well as natural born citizens like myself.

I admit I haven’t been to a Republican rally, but the pictures I’ve seen don’t paint that same kind of image.  They don’t seem to be about many people, with many needs and desires, coming together to help each other as well as themselves.  They don’t seem to be about inclusion and tolerance and wanting good things for every American.  At an Obama event, you can literally see examples of the many different types of people that will be helped by his administration and his policies.

I think that’s important.

Seriously ladies, if there is some reason that you’re thinking about not voting then please let this great video tell you why it’s important that we ALL turn up at the polls.

And if you’ve got a problem getting to the polls, then start looking now for people to help you get there or to get your absentee ballot. There are programs where volunteers drive people to their local polling place all over the country.  Because if you think getting to the polls is an inconvenience, imagine living life in a country where your rights are consistently taken away just because you were born a woman.

So apparently Romney’s campaigns official response to the speech today where Obama said he has “Romnesia” because he can’t remember his own policies and positions?

"President Obama has failed to put forward a second-term agenda – and when you don’t have a plan to run on, you stoop to scare tactics."

Um, dude, I was at the speech.  The Romnesia stuff came after he OUTLINED HIS SECOND TERM AGENDA.

And also it was before he REPEATED THE OUTLINE OF HIS SECOND TERM AGENDA.

Maybe you should watch a video of the speech or read a transcript before you respond? Because now you just look stupid.

Oh wait, that’s apparently your plan, because it’s been going on a while.

Also, where the heck is your plan that your’e running on? Because I sure as heck can’t find any evidence of a solid plan or anything, especially because when I DO find something Romney “believes” in or “promises to do” he says the opposite the next day, or even later the same day.