Posted: 11:00 am Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Michelle Obama to rally, raise money for Michelle Nunn 

By Daniel Malloy

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2011 Spelman College commencement (AJC/Vino Wong)

First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2011 Spelman College commencement (AJC/Vino Wong)

First Lady Michelle Obama will spend Monday in Atlanta to help the campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn and promote her education initiatives.

According to travel guidance provided by the White House, Obama’s day begins with an event with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at Booker T. Washington High School — where Martin Luther King Jr. attended before leaving early for Morehouse College. Obama will tour a college fair and then give a speech in the school gymnasium that promotes her “Reach Higher” initiative, pushing students to complete post-secondary education.

In the afternoon, Obama will attend a closed-press fundraiser for the Nunn campaign and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Then she will speak at a public “Voter Registration Rally.”

There is no word yet on where exactly in Atlanta those events will be.

Republicans are seeking to mention President Barack Obama alongside Nunn every chance they get, but his wife remains more popular — and less of a lightning rod.

The event comes five days before President Bill Clinton comes to hang out with Nunn and Usher.

Nunn sent along the following statement on the First Lady’s visit:

“As CEO of President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation, I saw firsthand how the First Lady has been a leader in increasing civic participation and fostering support for volunteerism. I am excited to have her join us in Georgia next week as we work to get more people engaged in our democracy.” 

122 comments
OLJRF
OLJRF

Michelle Nunn is lucky to have Mrs Obama supporting her. My family, friends and I LOVE and respect Mrs Obama so much. She's completely awesome! Thank you lovely, brilliant, all around amazing First Lady! 

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@midtowncowboy Old man sit your a$$ down and enjoy the social security and medicaid my tax dollars are paying for.  Your days of paying for anything have been over for years.  I pay for my BCBS health insurance which also includes a flexible spending plan.  If I need BC it's fully covered and it does not take away from the payroll tax I am paying for your old hateful a$$ which covers your monthly expenses.  Enjoy your life and stay out of our business.  Pig

CanBee
CanBee

Naw Sir, I say Naw Sir - I know dat be right! Ain't nothing Racist about Michelle Obama and where she will be visiting and who she will be speaking too!

Damn White People, Wake the Hell Up - These Black folks get tell you they are not Racist and you keep believing this crap!!!!

NUNN SAY SHE WILL NOT BE AN OBAMA AGENDA SUPPORT - DO YOU BELIEVE IT?????

EdUktr
EdUktr


"Michelle Nunn's chance of winning is only 12 percent."

    —the New York Times, August 20

   http://tinyurl.com/ke8bb64


This race is all but over for Nunn, says the NY Times.

MrFish
MrFish

Make the 2 Michelle go eat school lunches.

mrob
mrob

C'mon Oprah, we need you too!!


Lets all go vote the Republicans out of office. No corrupt Deal and No Chicken from Perdue Farms.


It's on!!!

Bernie31
Bernie31

God Bless You Mrs. Obama..Somebody has gots ta Hep dis Po White Woman cause she obviously don't know what in de Sam in hell she is doin!

Yer gotta come down here an GIT her straight and save her PO Boney Arse!

Damn, we jest have ta Do all de Heavy Liftin for these Clowns all de time.

She prolly won't even say thank yer! fer savin her Po Butt from dem Republican Racist Gators wit de Sharp Teefus.

If yer say I Gots ta Vote fer Her...I WILL.... but I ain't goin Like it....ONE BIT! 

I will jest have ta Hold Muh NOSE! and wash Muh hands fore I leave de Polls.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Why does the Chief Fund Raiser Obama himself not come? Chances are Nunn's handlers told him thanks but no thanks, so he is sending the wide load to collect from the Beltline Liberals and try to scare the low information voters into thinks Purdue will take away their ETB cards and Section 8 vouchers

Justaoldlady
Justaoldlady

Sorry, but both of them won't get a penny with a hole in it from me.  How sad, they are both rich. 

NWGAL
NWGAL

There was a time when Republicans had more than a few smart members and pundits with wit and intelligence. The purification process seems to have filtered all them out. Sad for the party, even sadder for the country.

LostGoat
LostGoat

will michelle also lecture people around here about what to eat?  does she have good recipes??

likeitis
likeitis

lithoniaguy....I would have been a lot happier if MO was bringing Sharpton and Jackson with her...Would have been a three corner hat job.

NWGAL
NWGAL

Name calling. Must make everyone so proud to be American. We may not be able to spell but we know all the standard nasty names to call each other.

leefrommeeks
leefrommeeks

Why would you want anything to do with the Obama's? Bad move!

jojaju
jojaju

Please note----MICHELLE NUNN does not use her married name since she believes people will vote for the Nunn name over her married name   

jojaju
jojaju

This means that Michelle Nunn is concerned and so is BO----Nunn is letting the voters of GA know, she cannot do this own her on and it also means, she will continue to be a BO person. 

Bernie31
Bernie31

@CanBee = yer don't say! Suppose Michelle oing to dat ole TRAITOR Zig ZAG ZELL should make Black folks to feel all warm an fuzzy inside. 

Listenin to dat ole southern Twain..with a Bad Haircut..Yella Teeth and Lookin like de Grand Wizard! with a Hood we ALL know is in Arm's reach!


Yep...! but yer jest love ta see de soon ta be de one who will be Partyin wit de worms real soon. Made yer dey!


Dat Zell..He show is a good ole Boy!  yep! he de Man!


uh..huh

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@NWGAL One thing the President and First Lady does do on a consistent basis whenever either one of them speak is take the country on a time warp back to reconstruction and pre-civil rights in the South.  Let's just say it peels the layers off that funky onion the GOP wish would go away.  Wasn't it Nathan Deal's advisor who blamed the President yesterday for burying discussion on race?  Baby he need to drop by this board and meet AJC's finest.

joeintucker
joeintucker

@NWGAL yeah, because MSNBC just so loaded with intellect and wit...

joeintucker
joeintucker

@NWGAL I know, just like all of Nunn's commercials, blame blame blame, she learned well from King Obumbles ...- The Blamer in Chief!

NWGAL
NWGAL

It is so great to live in a free land where individuals can determine what name they will be called by.

Point
Point

@jojaju uh, no, this shows Michelle has a real chance!

cc423
cc423

@jojaju Um. NO. This is how politicians campaign. Ever watched an election before? Ever read a newspaper before? Ever voted before? 

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@jojaju 


that's good...is she supposed to be a LIMBAUGH, KOCH BROS., HANNITY, person?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@jojaju Actually it means that the President Obama is bringing his best 'A" game. six years ago, President Barack Obama built the largest grassroots organization in the history of American politics and it has not stopped.  This is how he became the president of the United States of America.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@joeintucker @likeitis - Dem ISIS Folks is Lookin fer yer! 

Yeh Sum...dey say dey is bout ta Lose dey Head fer yer! 

Dey sey Dey is Heads over hills fer yer too!

If I see'em, I ain't seyin NUTHIN!

I ain't even goin point de way yer went...But dere he is over thar!

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@joeintucker @NWGAL Joe in Tucker explains everything if you blink you will miss it while riding through.  What's the matter @joeintucker you can only pick up one channel in Tucker?  Fox News?  No wonder you do not know that Obama is not a king but the President of the United States of America who is running a government of the people, by the people, for the people. This includes you @joeintucker.

NWGAL
NWGAL

@joeintucker @NWGAL And Sonny's cousin seems to think he is running against Obama and Reid. Nothing to say about anything local. It's like he is too good to be concerned with Georgia.

Point
Point

@StraightNoChaser @NWGAL @midtowncowboy the only thing good old boys can't stand more than black people is women.  No respect for either group. Emphasis on "old".. Thank God the younger generation was born with a brain and a heart.

SoupNazi
SoupNazi

@lithoniaguy @leefrommeeks  Romney.... I wish Romney was our president instead of Barry Soetoro.  The world is a bad place and these bad people need to be confronted.  It's only going to get worse and we have an empty suit in the Oval Office. 

midtowncowboy
midtowncowboy

@StraightNoChaser


Not many unions in GA.  So the "grass roots" organization might now be so "powerful" since they can't be bought off.  No auto companies in GA to bailout.

DS
DS

@SoupNazi

"The world is a bad place and these bad people need to be confronted."

When asked about Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush said, "I really just don't spend that much time on him, to be honest with you." President Obama sent the Navy Seals to kill bin Laden.

When Syrian president Assad killed 1,400 Syrians, including more than 400 children, with chemical weapons, President Obama prepared to launch a military attack against Syria. During multinational diplomatic attempts to prevent war, John Kerry and Russian ambassador Lavrov proposed that Syria agree to have its chemical weapons destroyed. Syria agreed, and the weapons have been destroyed. It was President Obama's threat of military confrontation that made Assad blink.

George W. Bush tried several times to put together an agreement for tough sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear program. He could never get Russia to go along, despite Bush's claims that he could look into Putin's eyes and see into his soul. President Obama, on the other hand, was able to rally international agreement, including Russia, to invoke tough sanctions against Iran. Obama succeeded where Bush failed.

President Obama has had a number of successes in confronting bad people. And unlike his predecessor, he hasn't started any stupid wars based upon lies.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@joeintucker @StraightNoChaser @NWGAL No President will do it's what he is.  I just wish I could see how many shades of red you turn when I say what he is despite the many times that Fox, Rush and the whole nuttly crew has tried to discredit it.  He is the President of the United States of America.  

midtowncowboy
midtowncowboy

@DS @SoupNazi


 Obama succeeded where Bush failed.


Syria on fire because of Russia.

Iraq on fire because of Russian influence in Syria.

Libya on fire because of Russia.


Obama certainly has fixed things.  Only in the mind ignorant fools who support him simply because he is nappy headed.





SoupNazi
SoupNazi

@lithoniaguy @SoupNazi @leefrommeeks I assume you meant Romney.  Why do you think most Americans are glad that Romney wasn't elected?  This guy had a track record of fixing things.  The problem today is we have too many people depending on the government and that's a real problem.  If you don't think this is a problem you might be part of the problem.  I believe in safety nets for those in our society that can't help themselves.  That's where gov't can step in and assist. Problem is that we too many dead beats gaming the system.  When I look at my tax returns and see what I paid each year I think of these dead beats. 


We have a real problem around the world too and we need a leader that can work with our allies.    

joeintucker
joeintucker

@StraightNoChaser how about we have Mr Mom Jeans and Jimmy arm wrestle for worst president ever? Though, it would be embarrassing if Jimmy won!

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@joeintucker @StraightNoChaser WTF are you talking about?  I knew it would not be long before you crashed into that sign post up ahead which reads the "Twilight Zone".  I have yet to meet a GOPer who does not eventually make the same fatal mistake.  Stupid is as stupid does.