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Obama Schedule || GOP Convention Week

President Obama this week will take the unusual step of campaigning during the opposing Party’s convention.

Vice President Biden was even scheduled to be in Tampa Monday, the day the Republican convention begins in the city, but has cancelled his appearance.

The reason given is that the very considerate people in Obamaland want the city to be able to focus entirely on dealing with Hurricane Isaac, which is supposed to pass nearby in the Gulf of Mexico, and not have to worry about the logistics of hosting the vice president.

But maybe the Obama people thought better of such an obviously classless move – even for the Obama campaign – or became concerned Biden might pull some buffoonery that would provide red meat for the conventioneers.

Biden will appear nearby in Orlando anyway on Tuesday.

As punishment for campaigning on Republican convention week, The Fates decided that Obama would be denied permission by the University of Virginia to campaign there Wednesday.

The college sensibly noted that Obama’s appearance would force class cancellations on the second day of school and distract students from what they were supposed to be doing – getting an education. That didn’t stop the Obama campaign from setting up an event nearby and bragging that they expect hordes of students to play hooky and pop on over.

Here’s Obama’s schedule from Saturday, August 25 to Friday, August 31.

Saturday || Stays at Camp David

Sunday || Returns to the White House

Monday || Meetings at the White House

Tuesday || Travels to Ames, Iowa and Fort Collins, Colorado for campaign events. Remains overnight in Colorado

Wednesday || Travels to Charlottesville, Virginia for campaign events.

Thursday || Meetings at the White House

Friday || Meetings at the White House

Biden this weekend is raising money in Massachusetts.

97 thoughts on “Obama Schedule || GOP Convention Week”

    1. I just read about that at Hot Air. First, this article from yesterday about this silly ad:

      Then today, this MUST READ article about one of the women in the ad, how she’s posing as a “moderate” Republican who now finds the Republican party too extreme. The article even has some background on her from Powerline, with a look at her Facebook page and her many, many, ‘likes’ of ultra liberal causes, people, groups. Bottom line, she’s an avowed liberal Dem posing as a Republican woman on Obummer’s lying ad:

        1. Thanks for the update, Jan. The Obummer campaign operation is just the slimiest. I’m sure all of the women in that ad are left wing liberal Obama loving activists.

      1. Actually, I sort of like the ad and the fact that Obummer and the Dems are going to play up the abortion issue at their convention. If they seriously think millions of women are going to vote based on that one issue, in the worst economy ever, they are in for a very rude awakening.

  1. I think they’re using Joe now for a gaffe distraction, probably even writing the gaffes for him on purpose just to throw red meat at the GOP and distract the media.

    Love that UVA refused them. I think Obama would do better to stick to the state’s community colleges :)

    1. Even at a community collitch, and many are fine institutions, I would want kids coming back to school to acclimate, work, get situated–not hook class and start ringing doorbells for this person…come on, school is in.

      1. You know these days I think a year in a community college would benefit kids ready for college considering the things they are taught in
        public schools these days not all but some.

  2. Maybe there will be “hoards” of students playing hooky. If they provide kegs. Thats about the only way my college student would go sit in on a speech voluntarily.

    1. I saw that linked on Drudge last night, and I love it! Hopefully, this will embolden more colleges to turn down the Obummer’s highly inconvenient and expensive visits.

    2. What does it mean for a location to “not be academic enough?” Does that mean people won’t show up holding books and calculators? Or is only young people he’s hoping to attract? So weird, even for them.

      1. I think it mean two things. First, they need a smaller venue because they fear empty seats/space in the larger alternatives suggested. Secondly, Obummer wants the image of being welcomed by and surrounded by college kids on campuses across America. You see, he’s still go it, he’s still cool, everyone loves the Preezy.

  3. I did a Google of Occupy Wall Street. They plan a march in Tampa. They are protesting the RNC for supporting a political system that only benefits the 1% and the elitist .They are hoping to have 5,000 in the march.

      1. Hopefully that hurricane will ‘shower/wash’ that mob that is “occupy wall street”; because they are bunch of unwashed, left-wing scum

  4. Wait, didn’t Michelle Antonette JUST say a college education was SO important that we all have to pay for someone else’s? Is she going to use those big arms to spank someone in her fake husband’s campaign for interfering with such an important pursuit? Or is being proud of her country for the SECOND time in her adult life more important than a college education?

    I know she doesn’t like Barack (not hard to understand THAT), but shouldn’t they at least coordinate their messages through their servan – uh, “staffs”?

    Next thing you know, he’ll be eating fatty foods after one of her “Food Czar” speeches!

  5. Has anyone in Obamaland remarked on how well the movie “2016: Obama’s America” is doing at the box office? My husband and I saw the movie yesterday afternoon. The theater was packed, people were riveted during the movie, and at the end there was an outbreak of applause. As we left the theater, the manager and staff were standing at the exit thanking all the moviegoers. We haven’t been to a movie theater in 15 years so that may be a normal occurrence nowadays, but it was quite the experience for us.

    The movie was an eye-opener, even for the two of us who have read Dinesh D’Souza’s book. Dinesh shows how his life experiences mirror Obama’s, although they went in separate directions ideologically. Don’t want to be a spoiler for those who are planning to see the movie, but it really explains why we have this nagging feeling that Obama just isn’t like us. It doesn’t bash Obama as some have suggested, so plan on trying to convince a few of my open-minded liberal friends to go watch this movie before they cast their vote.

    1. Thanks for the review, Susan. We’re not moviegoers either anymore, but we probably will have to go see this. I listened to Larry Kudlow’s radio show today and they were discussing the movie. They said at the end of the movie, people come out of the theater willing to crawl across glass to vote Obummer out of office.

      By the way, Hannity had an excellent special on Fox last night. It was about the new film, “The Hope & The Change”, featuring Dems and independents who voted for Obummer last night but are now against him. At the end, they even mentioned the many golf outings and expensive vacations we all have talked about here.

      If it re-airs over the weekend, I suggest checking it out. Here’s a clip:–the-change/?playlist_id=86924

        1. Susan…Every time I read the headlines about 2016 they call it an anti-Obama documentary.It does not surprise me that MSM will bash the movie.

    2. I posted this somewhere else on this site. I saw the documentary on Friday afternoon. Not a big crowd, but I was definetely surprised and pleased that it was running at the local UA (United Artist 16). Don’t want to spoil for the next mover-goer either. Even with only a handful in the movies theater – we clapped, too. My quick review below:

      He doesn’t attack Obama, nor does he question birth certificates or who fathered Obama, he simply looks at the timeline from Hawaii to DC from the ground (literally). Most striking is that he does this through the lens of a man born, the same year as Obama and by using Obama’s voice from “Dreams” the film delivers the message without bruising the viewer.

      The film really should be shown in colleges before November.

    3. Took a friend and my twenty one year old Saturday night. They both were already on board but left even more convinced of the danger we face if Obama is elected for four more years. Both also said “Why can’t they show this on tv where everybody could see it?” Wishful thinking. Not enough time in the day to explain why that won’t happen.

  6. Just tried to reserve tickets for “2016” – sold out for the entire week-end! That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s nearly impossible to find any locations for the film – the L.A. Times does not even list it in their movie guide. Had to Google “2016” and the zip code. Obama must be pulling his hair out (what little

      1. Susan, I’m thrilled to see it’s playing in several theaters near us. But, I have a question if you don’t mind. Do you think this is something a twelve year old could sit through? He’s extremely mature and very aware of the politics and news (and he’s very much looking forward to his first vote in a presidential election being cast in 2020 for VP Paul Ryan).

        1. The film runs about 1 1/2 hrs. I think an interested and mature 12 year-old can easily watch.

          Hope Sasha and Malia get a chance to see it too. ; )

        2. Absolutely fine for a politically aware 12-year-old. Didn’t see many children, mostly old geezers like us, but I would take a young person in a heartbeat. It would be a great civics lesson.

          1. Thanks Sadie and Susan. I think he’s definitely up for it because HE is the one who saw the commercial and commented that he wants to see the movie. LOL, this is a kid who at ten years old said, “I LOVE this guy!” when I had Mark Levin’s show on in the car one day. He says Mark’s rants remind him of me (his crazy mother), and he’s always asking me if he can call into Mark’s show. He cracks me up. I think being nine years old when Obummer was elected will have a lasting impact on him, just as I was the same age when Carter was elected. I remember my parents always complaining about Carter and my brother and I remember sitting in the back of the car on very long gas lines when my mom alternated which car she was filling up (based on the license plates number). Then, I just remember Reagan being elected and things getting better, just as my son will see in the next eight years with President Romney. Hopefully, it will be after a similar landslide this November.

          2. Oops, make that eight years old in 2008 when Obummer was elected. What a long four years it has been. And I won’t even get into the fact that my husband was laid off from the best job of his career a mere two days after Obummer was inaugurated. What a horrible roller coaster these last few years have been.

          3. Dogs don’t have a lot of years when they get around Obama! N.B. to any winners of the dinner with the socailist in charge, if they offer you any “Aso”, you may want to pass…

    1. Just came back from seeing 2016. The audience was made up of white, older people. A woman said to me as we were leaving that we have to get this message out to young people. So true!

      Why are young people so enamoured with Mr. Obama?

      1. Every generation has to make the same socialist mistake. We need to elect a hard core Democrat periodically, like Carter or Obama, just so the next generation finds out for themselves that socialism doesn’t work. It looks so GOOD on paper, and ALL their college professors say it’s the way to go…

      1. Nah, after thinking about it, the Dwarves work for a living and Biteme never has. Just like his boss. Plus, any reference to “Snow White” is obviously some sort of racist code …

  7. Fasten you seat belts! According to this audacious, snark-infested
    preview of the Convention by the Daily Mail, Romney is going to ‘parade’ all 140 members of his family on Opening Day. The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is ‘Cult’! The second thing that comes to mind is ‘Tribe’ – Obama’s paternal family tree in Kenya.

    ‘Cults’ vs. ‘Tribes’ – this could be a first! I know where my money will be.

    1. “Stuttering bid”? The two “journalists” who wrote this hit piece must not be familiar with the historic stutterer currently occupying the WH…

      One reader comment was spot on… “Was this article written by Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, or Valerie Jarrett?”

    2. Talk about a double standard how about the 3rd in line to the thrown
      naked for all the world to see! I mean it would be like Biden:) My bad.

  8. Since Keith was foolish enough to leave us on our own here, let’s have a discussion. OK.

    I just received another pleading e-mail from my BFF ‘Barack’ begging for money. Again. He claims that millionaires and billionaires are throwing money at his opponent.
    Does this kind of fund-raising/campaign e-mail send the wrong message?
    To me he sounds like a whiny loser who can’t compete with the big boys and that MrRomney’s campaign is moving up on him. His supporters know he loves to hang around the multi-millionaires of show biz and the sports field, so what’s he telling everyone?

    1. The three-buck deal was whiny…This is sort of tone deaf–would wealthy, sophisticated people go for the “no fair, you like hiim better” gambit? I seem to be blessedly free in terms of material wealth, but I would steer clear of the person who wanted my money to give it to someone else–esp if that person was not dividing up his own wealth and handing it out.

    2. Sir Spamalot reminds me of the kid who spends his allowance in the first hour and becomes unhinged that there isn’t more coming the next day.

  9. Good question, srdem. First off, the daily barrage of crass solicitations from the Chicago mob is unheard of in polite circles – very thug-like. Sorta like a grudge match between the Crips and the Bloods.

    I will never forget Obama’s ‘meltdown’ speech in Ohio on the eve of the mid-terms in 2010. He was a deranged lunatic – exhorting the massive crowd of mushy-brained college students not to make him look bad. “Don’t make me look bad”, he repeated ad nauseum. The guy was apoplectic – pounding his fists and shouting incoherently.

    His malignant narcissism will not allow him to be out-done or ‘out-raised’ moneywise by a mere mortal. It’s all about him and his “Messiah’ legacy. He wants to be the Billion Dollar Man. (Ironically, he is the soon-to-be Trillion Dollar Man) He only thinks in superlatives.

    His epitaph should read: “Don’t let me down – send three bucks today”!

    1. I forgot about that meltdown. He really went off the rails there.
      We can just guess how the fur is flying in Chicago/WhiteHouse campaign headquarters today. They spent millions on ads and the best they can get is a ‘dead heat’. They’ve already thrown so much mud on MrRomney with the charges of being a felon to causing the death of a poor woman by, um, default and they end up thrown back in their faces. They’re screaming about seeing MrR’s tax returns, but the country doesn’t care about that.
      While we all have opinions about abortion, but it’s not the current topic anywhere but in Dem circles.
      They’re lost, have nothing to campaign on and no future plans to promote.The one thing they thought would matter , Medicare, has turned into a plus for the Romney team

    1. The Romneys were funny and charming on Chris Wallace today–why people don’t “like” this man or take to him is a mystery to me–if that’s even true. He seems protective of the country–affectionate toward it–not exploitive and creepy.

      1. I totally agree on all points, Star. It was a great interview with the Romneys. I have never understood this “unlikable” and “out of touch” rap on Mitt. If you ask me, those descriptions are SO much more applicable to Obummer.

          1. I thought it was a stellar interview with the Romney’s but as you can guess, the MSM lit into Wallace for asking what they claim as lame questions. I thought he asked tough, real questions that Romney answered quite well.

            You can TELL Romney is first and foremost a family man and I love that about him. Unlike The Obama’s, who feign liking each other.

            I just suffered the indignity of listening to NBC Nightly News and Andrea Mitchell went all ballistic on Akin and the Republican party, claiming now that there’s been a 30% swing of Independent voters to Obama just since the Akin comment. How does she get away with such crap??

      2. I think people don’t like him because he DOES seem so normal. Married for years to the same woman, children from his marriage, (a real) church going man, likes to shop in Costco. His kids seem normal, too. He loves his family.

        There is no drama in his lifestyle.

        What is there really to talk about him except the issues?!

          1. I had occasion to talk to the ex yesterday–it had been yrs. He was spewing Dem talking pts–Bush and his unpaid wars, give the man more time, I don’t see HOW you could be Republican now, you used to be smart, etc. Bleh. You can sure see why ex is ex.

          2. I agree with wealth envy. What I don’t get is why some begrudge his money, which he earned, but give a pass to overpaid athletes and Hollywood types.

            It makes no sense to me.


      Thanks and I am sending it out as soon as I finish thanking you, Moe.

      p.s. love the Hope-nosis (LOL)

    2. LOVE it! Thanks for the link, Moe. Someone needs to tweet the link to Sean Hannity, as he’s always making those same points about President CryBaby blaming everyone and everything else but him and his failed policies.

      1. Everyone here should be emailing the video link to their favorite sites.

        Btw…anyone see this @ Weasel Zippers Obama Remembers Neil Armstrong. By Posting A Picture Of Himself
        Doug Ross also has it posted.

        1. I just saw that! The Narcissist-in-Chief never fails to glorify himself. Here’s the link:

          The post has this link to BHO’s tumblr site with the pic:

          The caption under the pic reads:

          Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown—including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure—sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step.

          —President Obama on the passing of Neil Armstrong

          1. Shameful. He has no class just a narcissistic personality. To honor a humble American treasure and legend with a photo of
            yourself is beneath contempt.
            RIP Neil Armstrong a true American hero.

          2. Narcissim

            [from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, 1994, commonly referred to as DSM-IV, of the American Psychiatric Association. European countries use the diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization.]
            A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy.[jma: NPD first appeared in DSM-III in 1980; before that time there had been no formal diagnostic description. Additionally, there is considerable overlap between personality disorders and clinicians tend to diagnose mixes of two or more. Grandiosity is a special case, but lack of empathy and exploitative interpersonal relations are not unique to NPD, nor is the need to be seen as special or unique. The differential diagnosis of NPD is made on the absence of specific gross behaviors. Borderline Personality Disorder has several conspicuous similarities to NPD, but BPD is characterized by self-injury and threatened or attempted suicide, whereas narcissists are rarely self-harming in this way. BPD may include psychotic breaks, and these are uncharacteristic of NPD but not unknown. The need for constant attention is also found in Histrionic Personality Disorder, but HPD and BPD are both strongly oriented towards relationships, whereas NPD is characterized by aloofness and avoidance of intimacy. Grandiosity is unique to NPD among personality disorders, but it is found in other psychiatric illnesses. Psychopaths display pathological narcissism, including grandiosity, but psychopathy is differentiated from NPD by psychopaths’ willingness to use physical violence to get what they want, whereas narcissists rarely commit crimes; the narcissists I’ve known personally are, in fact, averse to physical contact with others, though they will occasionally strike out in an impulse of rage. It has been found that court-ordered psychotherapy for psychopaths actually increases their recidivism rate; apparently treatment teaches psychopaths new ways to exploit other people. Bipolar illness also contains strong elements of grandiosity. See more on grandiosity and empathy and its lack below.]The disorder begins by early adulthood and is indicated by at least five of the following:
            1. An exaggerated sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
            2. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
            3. Believes he is “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
            4. Requires excessive admiration
            5. Has a sense of entitlement
            6. Selfishly takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends
            7. Lacks empathy
            8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him
            9. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or attitudes

            Translation: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a pattern of self-centered or egotistical behavior that shows up in thinking and behavior in a lot of different situations and activities. People with NPD won’t (or can’t) change their behavior even when it causes problems at work or when other people complain about the way they act, or when their behavior causes a lot of emotional distress to others (or themselves? none of my narcissists ever admit to being distressed by their own behavior — they always blame other people for any problems). This pattern of self-centered or egotistical behavior is not caused by current drug or alcohol use, head injury, acute psychotic episodes, or any other illness, but has been going on steadily at least since adolescence or early adulthood.


            Can’t really add anything to that, but the link explains it more completely, and it sounds very much like someone we know…

  10. My heart melted watching the love this man has for his wife. If he loves this country half as much – we’ll be in great shape. The Sandra Flukes of the world should be so lucky. The contrast between the 2 candidates has never been so stark – honesty, sincerity, humility, intelligence, steadfastness, quiet resolve, character – all the qualities the virtueless Kenyan lacks. Tomorrow, the Rommey/Ryan bumper stickers are going on! Good will triumph over evil!

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