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VIDEO: Obama Energizes Supporters in Milwaukee

With just weeks before the November presidential election, Barack Obama backers came out in force Saturday afternoon, as the president spoke at Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds.

President Barack Obama’s campaign trail led him to Milwaukee Saturday evening, where he rallied thousands of supporters.

People filled the BMO Harris Pavilion at the Summerfest grounds and cheered on  Obama as he spoke about saving the middle class if elected to a second term.

James R Hoffa September 24, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Steve ® - Nice!
James R Hoffa September 24, 2012 at 01:15 AM
@morninmist - Well, then, it's a good thing that Hoffa doesn't watch Fox News, isn't it? What's your excuse for being low information and non-thinking - MSDNC, Current TV, RT TV, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, HLN, thinkprogress.com, the Daily Kos, moveon.org, etc???
Luke September 24, 2012 at 02:00 AM
How about thiis...... "You carry a $1,000 with you at all times? Dang! That's almost enough for an unsubsidized trolley ride!"
Dan F. September 24, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Everybody goes there every summer and are familiar with the venues there. Marcus holds the big crowds, up to 25,000. I had heard 20,000 tickets were available, and expected we would ultimately end up in there like four years ago. To my eye there were no more then 7,000 or so actually there. There were people behind but not off to the sides. We edged up about halfway along the right and had a decent view. In person his constantly looking at the teleprompters is kind of annoying. We cane up from Chicago because he is not bothering with us since Chicago will deliver the votes he needs to comfortably win down here. We went to Madison eight years ago to hear Gore when Springsteen warmed up the crowd with a couple numbers. That was my all-time favorite.
H.E. Pennypacker September 24, 2012 at 01:55 PM
What a bunch of f-ing idiots, I hope they enjoy the new malaise that Obongo will bring if reelected.
lu September 24, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Barack see that line back there.....they think they are waiting in line for the Iphone.
Douglas Fellows September 24, 2012 at 03:40 PM
@richard...Do you really follow the REAL news at all?? Practically every issue in your 19 point support list is unraveling right now. Just because these policies were implemented by Obama while Dems had control over house and Senate, and you favor them, doesn't mean they are successful. I would like to see a legitimate point argued by an Obama supporter on the FACTS! Impossible to do. The economy is NOT turning around...a REAL under/unemployment rate closer to 19%...$6 trillion added to deficit in 3.5 years...Obama's foreign "appeasement policy" has blown up...He has not shown Israel we are the strong allies they have always counted on...The estate tax time bomb is almost here...New ObamaCare taxes are about to hit...AND the Health Care Law is widely unpopular...health care premiums are going way UP...Gas prices are exploding...No balanced budget in over 3 years...I could go on...My God! Re-elect Obama and we will see a depression!!
Richard1725 September 24, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Almost a TRILLION dollar giveaway...that was supposed to "stimulate" the economy, yet 46 straight months of 8+% unemployment, GDP last month a paltry 2%, median family income DOWN by $4600 a year from 2009, 5 TRILLION DOAALRS added to our national debt, the middle east is flames, USSR's Putin saber rattling again, China building a pacific ocean nuclear fleet (at sea trials now) and Obama is CUTTING our military budget by 600 billion dollars? Our nation more divided than it has been in 50 years...AND PEOPLE STILL WANT TO GIVE THIS INCOMPETENT MAN FOUR MORE YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Phil September 24, 2012 at 07:26 PM
The real reason people support Obama - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMZGGQ0ERk
Vicky Bevis September 24, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Likes the way he speaks? The man doesn't believe in gerunds. The Mormon not the Moron
Douglas Fellows September 24, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Well said Richard!! AND to make matters worse, Obama, the President of the US, sends Hillary to meet with the "Presidents of Egypt, Libya and Afghanistan." while he cozies up on the couch at The View. Lord knows Whoopie and Joey Behar are much more important to the future of this country! If that doesn't synthesize his motives nothing will. Does anyone really need to know any more to vote him out??
Craig September 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM
The left continue to believe Obama is a rock star- all that and a bag of cheetos.
ace September 24, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Yes Idiot Crocodile, let's throw out the checks and balances of the three separate branches of government and just let Barack Hussein ruin the country. Idiot, moron.
O The empty chair September 24, 2012 at 09:47 PM
@Richard: Look again at the photo. There are quite a few empty chairs waiting to see the empty chair himself.
CowDung September 24, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Funny how you Lefties seem to complain about the GOP being 'obstructionist', while standing in support of the Wisconsin Dems that fled to Illinois...
James R Hoffa September 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Hmmm... A lot of out-of-staters (confirmed by Dan F), underagers (confirmed by N. Peske), and the delusion (confirmed by richard schwalb believing that there were 14k-15k present when there were clearly open bleacher seats in a venue with a stated capacity of 5k) according to those commenting here that claim to have been there. Yep, Obama is in trouble all right! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!!
morninmist September 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM
@Taoist Nah--the silly TeaGOP will just double down on their obstructionism!!
morninmist September 25, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Chuckle Wisconsin Jobs Now ‏@WiscJobsNow The world is upside down! Packers debacle has @ScottKWalker supporting referees’ union http://bit.ly/UQ7cMr
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 04:36 PM
@Taoist - No, President Obama is not likely to win this election. Better get used to saying President Romney!!! And with control of both the House and and Senate, it will be just like the pre-recall and post-November-general election days here in Wisconsin under Governor Walker's magnificent leadership! Can't wait!!! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!!
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 04:38 PM
@morninmist - Proof that you're a stooge!!!
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 05:15 PM
@Taoist - If you're a shining example of a left-wing nutjob, it's not saying very much about the left-wing, considering that you apparently don't even realize that election day is November 6th! Or are you counting on Democrats following the old credo of voting early and often to steal the election before it even takes place? You're either ignorant of the truth or a cheater - must suck to be you!
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 06:27 PM
@Taoist - You have fun on your date with Rachel Maddow and Hoffa will have fun on his date with SE Cupp!
morninmist September 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Walker is a hypocrite is what it proves!!
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM
@morninmist - We've been through this a thousand times already - there is an inherent conflict of interest with public sector unionization in that the public sector union employees are also taxpayers, thus they are in effect bargaining against their own self interests. Their compensation also derives from public funds which are collected from citizens by force. Not to mention that the public sector employees get to vote for the public officials that their unions are negotiating against, thus they effectively end up with representation on both sides of the bargaining table. This is why men such as FDR, the former President of the AFL-CIO, and my namesake didn't believe in public sector unionization. Walker isn't the hypocrite - public sector unionization is! In the private sector, typically the union and the owners/management tend to remain separate, with no conflict of interest. If a unionized employee chooses to also take an ownership interest in the company, it is done so voluntarily. And the revenues that corporations generate derive from money that is spent voluntarily, not by force (except in the case of health insurance companies thanks to Obamacare). And unless the union members are voluntarily buying an ownership in the company, and thereby getting to vote for members of the board of directors that their union is negotiating against, they typically don't get to vote for management. Hoffa hopes that you are able to see the differences here!
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM
From Governor Scott Walker's Facebook Page: "Being pro-taxpayer doesn't make me anti-union. Besides, private sector unions are often our partners in economic development."
morninmist September 26, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Mitt is a loser: PrioritiesUSA Action ‏@Priorities2012 Battleground voters convinced Mitt Romney would favor the rich at the expense of the middle class: http://bit.ly/QoDPQd #47percent
James R Hoffa September 26, 2012 at 03:43 AM
@morninmist - What in the hell is the matter with you? "Mitt is a loser." Is this appropriate? Your commander in chief and the leader of your Party asked you to dial down the hateful rhetoric, remember? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMSVEyqMlg4 How can you vote for a leader that is so plainly deficient at leadership that even you refuse to listen to him?!?! Burned you again!!!
morninmist September 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Hoffa is in his pompous lecturing mode---as #lyingRyan and Romney are losing. Gomer W Howard ‏@GomerWHoward RT @misterlacy Romney has 3.6% chance of winning if the election were held today,according to @fivethirtyeight http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ #wiunion September 25, 2012, 12:26 pm205 Comments Sept. 24: Deep Red Polling Mystery By NATE SILVER The FiveThirtyEight forecast was essentially unchanged on Monday, with Barack Obama holding a 77.7 percent chance of winning the Electoral College. Mr. Obama received a number of strong-looking state polls on Monday, including some from firms that had him with mixed numbers before. Probably the most noteworthy of these was a Wisconsin poll from the firm We Ask America, which put Mr. Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by 11.5 percentage points there....... ................ James R Hoffa 10:43 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Carolo September 29, 2012 at 08:05 PM
This election is really a no brainer if you look at voting records. Did they vote for the Job Bills? Did they vote for Jobs for returning Veterans? Did they vote to end Medicare and Social Security? Did their refusal to vote cause our credit rating to go down? Did they vote to close Health Clinics for women? Did they vote to get rid of Unions? Did they vote to even end minimum wage? Did they vote to give the rich even another tax cut? Did they vote to DE- regulate banking rules? Are they attempting to prevent some American citizens for voting at all? And did they want the car companies to go down the tube? I hope Paul Ryan loses his Congressional Seat, as well. He will be pushing privatilizing Social Security and getting rid of Medicare forever.
JMB October 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM
While our Libyan Embassy was under attack the President ignored repeated requests for help. There was real time info from circling drones, planes and gunships were ready to go in. 7 hours later there were 4 dead Americans. Bowing to the Middle East and leading from behind is not a foreign policy. This is a national embarrassment. Time for a new Commander-in Chief. When the 3 A.M. call was made Obama didn't answer- Hillary was right. I can't imagine how those American heroes felt when their pleas were ignored.

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