Pres. Obama re-election supporters open office in Wilmington


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Submitted: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 3:10am
Updated: Fri, 02/03/2012 - 1:30pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Political season is in full swing. As President Barack Obama gets into to full re-election campaign mode, some local supporters opened their campaign doors in Wilmington.

Organizing for America North Carolina hosted a grand opening at its office on Wrightsville Avenue tonight. The event welcomed volunteers and highlighted the president’s plans if he is indeed re-elected. Political science major at UNCW, Carter Jewell, volunteers her time for a campaign she believes in.

“It’s important to me because I’m a student. I’ve seen what the president for young people as well as for Americans, “ Jewell said. “He’s done a lot for people my age. It’s really important for me to come out and be thankful for all that he has done.”

With today’s grand opening, Organizing for America North Carolina now has five offices across the state.

Event leaders say the volunteers are what really drive the organization.

47 Comments

  • Guestish says:

    …if you think that President Obama is the leader on presidential vacations.
    http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/president-obamas-vacation-days/

    Which is it? Both?

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    “Fine” examples of singing and exercising…. How entertaining of them. I wonder if they could provide us citizens with an example of being a good leader/president and first lady that didn’t spend like crazy? Yea… I thought not.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    the First Lady does push ups well; at least from what I saw on the national news this morning.

  • Guest56 says:

    What’s really,really cool is Romney knowing all of “America The Beautiful”. He got my vote.

  • Guest123786 says:

    Guess what – In the final analysis we will all be singing, sobbing, laughing, hating, or whatever in either heaven or hell. God bless you
    and have an awesome day!

  • 28472 says:

    do you think you are such an authority on every news article, WWAY post? Take your free gov. furnished cell phone and use it and quit commenting on everything on here.Jerko

  • GuestUSMC says:

    Guest 235………Sounds like a safe bet that you are on public assistance from your remark about health care. It is not fair for those who have insurance to have to pay for those who choose not to. Maybe if they started turning anybody away that needed medical help if they did not have coverage, you would sing a different tune.

  • Beverly Jensen says:

    Are we forgetting the actual individuals who have suffered greatly during this administration. We lost our home and our jobs.We no longer have insurance. My parents lost their wealth. You see….they put most of their money in real estate. It worked for them all of their lives. They are in their 80’s. We were very stable financially. Loosing our home devastated us. we had perfect credit all of our lives. Now we have nothing and looking for jobs in our 50’s Obama’s administration has not made it any better for us. Foreclosures are up over the last few years and unemployment is still down. He said he would fix it or had great ideas. Not happening and We are already ruined. No money to help us with our mortgage or business. There is no doubt with his ridiculous spending has made matters worse!

  • Guest_235 says:

    Everyone says he’s done all these positive things, yet nobody actually says what. If you consider Obamacare positive, then I guess having the government forcing you to buy something for the first time is good. People should be able to have a choice, that’s what America is all about.

    If campaigning weekly instead of doing his job, and vacationing just as often is considered good, then that’s a first. I’m guessing the failed bailout was great too, seeing as the banks wanted even more.

    Next year, we are only expected to have a 1.1% GDP growth. We have to have at least a 3.0% growth to stay where we currently are at. We still have an unemployment rate well over 8.5%, that’s roughly 30,000,000 Americans out of work.

    We cannot afford 4 more years of this nonsense from a president who is nowhere near qualified to even say the word president. And before you play the race card, it has nothing to do with his race.

  • GuestOutsideTheBubble says:

    - Government “forced” you to have to pay car insurance, pay taxes for social services like fire, police protection, etc. So health care reform was not the first time.
    – Bailouts, which were pioneered and in the works before he took office saved our rears in the global economy, as well as a large portion of the auto industry, and kept the dollar at a solid value. Yes, our credit rating dropped, but find out why and you’ll learn why that was not this administrations fault.
    – Together, he and congress have increased spending on the military each of the past 3 years and our foreign relationships have been mended with much of the world.
    – Growth and unemployment is not an exact science, but unemployment dropped to the lowest rate in 3 years as of today to 8.3%. Take into context the 2% (disabled, etc.) that are unable to work, and that figure is actually lower.
    – The GDP is factored by multiple causes and since the economy (here and abroad) was going south before he took office, you can’t waive a magic wand and expect it to jump up when there is no GLOBAL demand because the global economy dictates what good and services are needed.

    Turn off Fox News and read something like the independent fact checking groups, or the non-influenced polling groups data.

  • Guest6858 says:

    99x….Do you really believe that? We’re in worse trouble than I thought.

  • Guest_99x says:

    Guest6858, take an antidote for the anti Obama koolaid that you are drunk on. The President is an American. Clinton’s campaign couldn’t prove otherwise in the 2008 Democratic primary contests nor could McCain and the Republicans prove anything in the 2008 general election.

    Who was that Saudi guy that our former foul-up in chief, none other than George W (Mission Accomplished) Junior Bush was photographed holding hands with???

    Take your tinfoil hat. If you play with firearms, be careful.

  • Guest6858 says:

    Guest 1165…Any leader of America who bows to Muslim leaders all the while stripping this nation of all that gives it value is exactly what Mr. Green said he is. By the way, if you’re out there listening Mr. Obama or posse, why did you lie about being a Christian the other day. You are NOT a Christian and you have offended me and millions of others. Stop lying!!!!! I’m sick of it!!!

  • Guest357sig says:

    If “the messiahs” plan was not to rip our nation apart, what would he have done differently?

  • Guest1165 says:

    Is this Robert? What are you trying to say?

  • Guest1165 says:

    You make no more sense than Robert.

  • Guest6858 says:

    Guest 99x….I’m sorry for you that you believe the hype. It will just turn out to hurt you. Saudi guys are a whole lot different than Muslims and if you really and truly don’t understand that, there is no hope for you.

  • Guest675 says:

    Did you go to school today or did you take your lunch?

  • Guest1165 says:

    Saudis are Moslems, you idiot. What do you think they are? Their government is Unitary Islam. You have no business on this board if you don’t even know that.

  • Guest_99x says:

    6858, did you really mean to say that Saudi guys are a whole lot different than Muslims?

  • GuestReality says:

    Some people handle the truth carelessly; Others never touch it at all.

  • Guest6858 says:

    I’m sorry 1165…I meant Radical Muslims, you idiot…

  • Guest_99x says:

    Right, 6858, the Saudis are not radical Muslims. All of the radical Saudi Muslims died in the 9-11 attacks on America.

  • KHay says:

    Robert,

    Shame on you for attacking and devaluing a 20-something college student in a public forum.
    How dare you make such accusations about someone you don’t even know.

    I work with many college students and know Carter well.
    Ms. Jewell is ANYTHING BUT naive, ignorant and lazy.
    Carter is extremely intelligent, well-informed, fair, passionate, faithful, and hard working.
    The world is truly a better place with her in it.

    I respect your right to believe the propaganda and nonsense out there about Obama.
    I don’t agree and will choose not to listen to such slander.
    I also feel that you’re free to attack a public figure such as our president, If that’s the kind of person you choose to be.

    But you have no place publicly attacking a passionate young person Especially one you don’t even know.
    I’ll leave the adjectives describing your behavior for you to figure out…

    SHAME ON YOU!

  • Robert Green says:

    Carter Jewell is one of many naive, young people in the nation whose future has been stolen by poor fiscal policies implemented by politicians across the political spectrum.Their notion of the world is within the confines of academia,which actively promotes liberalism and secularism.Outside the Utopian bubble, here is the real “STATE OF THE UNION”.The nation’s debt is now approaching $15 trillion.According to the U.S Treasury,it will reach $20 trillion by 2015,more than 100% of the nation’s GDP.Do your UNCW professors discuss this rendezvous with our financial armageddon?No one in this country has a bright future with this bearing down upon us.OBAMA HAS EXPEDITED OUR DEMISE!All Obama has done during his Presidency is engage in IRRESPONSIBLE spending that will dwarf George W. Bush, with nothing to show for.From the time of George Washington to George W., it took the nation during this duration to get to $ 12 trillion.Under the Alinsky radical,if relected, Obama will be looking at $ 8 trillion on his watch.Jewell is easy prey to fall for the Saul Alinsky plan promoted by Obama to an ignorant populace.One of the primary components of this plan is to indoctrinate the youth with the feeling of hopelessness and frustration with the current system, therefore they are willing to accept a reformation of a new system shaped in Obama’s vision.You are the current day Brown Shirts that Obama suggested in a 2008 speech.His quote” We can not continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the nation’s security objective.We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful ,just as strong , just as well-funded”.Carter Jewell is a part of a the “NEW SOCIALIST MOVEMENT” that is being embraced by an ignorant and lazy electorate.Bottom line, there is no viable plan to sustain this dependency culture.There has been no appreciable improvement in almost any aspect of American life during his Presidency.Just look at the reality of the world in your daily travels.

    In the foreign arena, Israel is forcing Obama’s hand by suggesting they will attack Iran.They are wanting to see whether he is truly an agent of the PLO and Arab sympathizer or a strong ally of our Judeo-Christian foundation.According to the Haaretz daily newspaper in Israel,many Israeli citizens are hoping that Americans come to their senses and defeat Obama in 2012.They have never felt more exposed.The CIA and the Mossad will take a close look at Obama if he is reelected.

  • Guest1165 says:

    So is he a Muslim liberal socialist, communist, fascist? This rant of yours makes no more sense than K-Blue.
    The only ignorant populace is you.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    You are one paranoid dude. Stop believing all those junk emails.

  • Freedom Of Speech says:

    4 years is enough for Obama to be riding around in Golf Cart One.

  • Guest_informed says:

    Thankful for all he’s done for you? Lets see, $6 TRILLION dollars more spent since 2009, imposing a health care law that is unconstitutional, engaging in class warfare, hurting small business, stopping the Keystone Pipeline project, 8.5% unemployment, more people on food stamps than ever, taking a vacation every week, no previous experience to even work anywhere NEAR the White House, soaring gas prices, astronomical food prices due to those high gas prices, the list goes on and on and on.

    And before you say it, yes, I do realize that in 2008 this all started. The problem is, he’s done nothing that makes sense to fix it. The bailout failed, the banks want even more! His budget cuts don’t go deep enough. It’s economical principles: make more than you spend. It’s not that hard to grasp!

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …he has a nice singing voice, and to his average supporter, that’s really cool!

  • Guest1165 says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize he had accomplished all that with a republican House. That is really amazing. I suppose they hold no culpability in this either.
    He’s done more positive things than Bush did in eight years.
    Get ready for more.

  • anne says:

    I agree with guest_informed – what has he done? Just simply multipled the debt we owe and he and his wife have logged in more mileage than any other president and first lady. This mostly at taxpaper expense. Have any of you seen the article on how he has changed Air Force One? You might want to check it out.

  • Guest666 says:

    The pipeline is the only thing he has blundered on. National health care is something every American would like if they had the inclination to read the bill rather than believe what the Repubs tell them. The only ones that have a real reason to dislike the healthcare bill are the CEOs who don’t get as much money as they did, because 80% of all premiums collected must be spent in benefits to policy holders. As for the rest of our problems, most were inherited due to typical poor Republican leadership. Obama gets my vote.

  • Guest461 says:

    First, that pipeline was for nothing other than to get oil closer to the coast to ship out, not to refine. Nothing has been accomplished to ween America off of foreign oil and be more self-sustaining. As for the big healthcare “plan”. Myself as well as millions of other Americans had healthcare plan changes this year that equate to over $5000.00 cut in pay. Higher deductibles, less coverage and more out of pocket expenses (for those of us that actually work). The charges for medical care and drugs are being migrated to the pockets of working Americans so the CEO’s, Hospital systems aand pharmaceutical manufacturers get fat. Nothing has been done to thwart the influx of illegal aliens in this country that continue to rape and pillage our health care, tax and welfare system. Government employees have increased double in most agencies and the salaries they make have grown exponentially.

    This isn’t really about democrats or republican. It’s about America going to the dogs and taking virtually everything the working family makes to pay for the lazy, the criminal and the inept. Obama has been of assistance to all of this. He’s out!

  • Guest3569874 says:

    Not every American wants National healthcare. I am no Ceo, and i could definately do without. You’ll agree when you see what it will cost you.

  • Guest666 says:

    If the pipeline was to get it closer to the coast to ship out, why would it be run all the way to Texas instead of a port in the north west?

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Organizing crime for America

  • Joe Bowman says:

    Let’s be honest with ourselves, he’s the best option available. He is the best candidate by default. Let him finish what he started. The economy is starting to rebound, slowly. But slow growth is generally more lasting. I am seeing more trucks on the road carrying building supplies, and my taxes are not up, and the wars are winding down. He prevented what everyone agreed was going to be a disaster. He’s got my vote. He should get yours.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    No doubt, he is your best option if you are a Marxist or Socialist.

    If you are a life long entitlement recipient, and don’t want to get off the taxpayer funded gravy train, he’s your best option.

    But if you’re a taxpaying worker or investor, he’s about as bad as it can get.

    As to taxes not rising, the key word is YET.

    Let him be re-elected, and watch how quickly he will go to work to try and bully tax increases through. He has to if he makes the same type of public funded promises he made prior to November, 2008.

    Numbers talk; and they tell no lies. Taxes must increase if he wants to continue his marxist agenda.

  • Gubmint Mule says:

    Is this the first release from Organizing for America North Carolina or have there been others?

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Best we’ve got says who? Are you kidding? He is a sorry excuse for a leader, he got your sheep vote, he damn sure won’t get mine.

  • ObamaFor2012 says:

    Haters will always hate and racisim will always exist. It never ceases to amaze me how mean spirited you so called “christians” are. You do NOT represent Christ and his true followers. So continue to expose your hatred for OUR sitting President. Where were you when Bush W. was in Office? Where was your voice of displeasure at then. As I recall, I remember people were afraid to voice their opinions against Pres.Bush or they would face the wrath like the Dixie Chicks. Nor did I forget the countless vacations/trips taken by the Bush family while OUR men and women were at war in Iraq. But let Pres. Obama take his wife to a broadway show and all Hell broke loose. Oh and you think that Romney is the best candidate to be the President??? Really?? You kidding me right??? Mr. Obama will be re-elected whether you like it or not.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    So let me get this straight stupid, if you don’t like Obama then you are a racist? That BS won’t work this time around. I take it from your post you didn’t much care for Bush? I am also guessing you must be a racist also, hating on the white man again. I will vote for whom ever I wish, I could careless what color he is. To be honest I think Obama is a moron, not because of his color but because of his leadership. Deal with it dumb ass.

  • Guest_informed says:

    Speaking of racists…you’re the one playing that card. Why is it racist to disagree with Obama’s politics? It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. Get that through your head. His policies are not only bad for this country, but he is slowly destroying the free market economy. You think I’m wrong? Take a look around you. Look at businesses today, look at how the regulations are running rampant. Stop thinking in terms of the “greedy rich” and actually think logically.

    Have you seen how often Obama goes on vacation? I see a news story about him going either overseas or to Hawaii nearly EVERY week. That is not an exaggeration. He seems to be on AF1 more often than he is on the ground. I’m not saying Presidents can’t take vacations, but that’s a little excessive. You should look up the statistics about how much it costs to run AF1 with staff and everything else for just a single hour.

    People were afraid to voice opinions on Bush? What kind of kool-aid are you drinking? People talked bad about Bush all the time when he was president. And to set the record straight, just because people don’t like Obama, doesn’t mean they automatically like Bush.

  • Brian says:

    One Bad Ass Mistake America.

    People have less money. More debt. No jobs. Great job Obama!

  • Guest_99x says:

    Grand Old, I never thought I could say this, but I truly feel sorry for the pathetic state of the Republican Party.

    Really, what do you have?

    Newt the lobbyist, on the very payroll of one of the entities that you Repubs blame for America’s financial mess.

    You have Romney…. a great creator of jobs, too bad in China. He also is a very talented author of health care reform, so good in fact, the Obama plan is modeled in large part on it!

    In the remote event the choice between the two above finds himself to be viable against Obama, they will have to deal with the effect of Ron Paul siphoning off votes from the mainstream GOP candidate.

    Clinton owes Ross Perot a debt of gratitude for his first term election. Obama will owe Ron Paul a similar debt later this year.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    Neither Obama nor Romney will save this country from financial collapse.

    Obama has no desire to and Romney has no ability to.

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