37 Responses to “joe’s got the hump”


  1. 1 tally
    September 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I ❤ Joe!!!

  2. September 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Ig camels are anything like llamas, and I think they are, you’ve got to watch their jaws. If they look like they’re working up a mouthful of spit, duck.

  3. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    September 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Looks like blaming PBO isn’t working too well for one Republican in this district (Anthony Weiner’s old seat):

    In House Race, Democrat Is Far Ahead in Fund-Raising

    The Democratic candidate running in the special election to replace former Representative Anthony D. Weiner has raised more than twice as much as his Republican opponent, according to campaign finance filings made public on Thursday …

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/nyregion/david-weprin-leads-bob-turner-in-fund-raising-for-house-seat.html

    • 5 nintendowii10
      September 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Well it was always going to stay Democratic, which is why I don’t understand why the professional left had a fit when Anthony Wiener resigned.

      • 6 jacquelineoboomer
        September 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        Some may have been thinking of Massachusetts and Scott Brown. Ugh.

        • 7 jacquelineoboomer
          September 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

          … and there’s this from the article; hope Democrats don’t stay home:

          Running in a heavily Democratic district that includes portions of Brooklyn and Queens, Mr. Turner has gained unexpected traction in framing the race as a referendum on President Obama and his fiscal policies. A Siena College poll conducted last month found him trailing Mr. Weprin by only 6 percentage points, within the margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

        • 8 nintendowii10
          September 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

          With Massachusetts and Scott Brown, it was because Martha Coakley was a sucky candidate who didn’t know how to wage a campaign, and engaged in way too many public gaffes that pushed more folks to vote for Brown.

          • 9 jacquelineoboomer
            September 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

            Yes, unfortunately, she wasted everybody’s time. Hoping for better candidates EVERYWHERE next time.

    • September 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      I think the polling is a bit closer though. It’s a strange race as the seat is likely to be redistricted away so it got less than stellar recruits for the race and folks are trying to make it a special interest race of sorts. I guess it’s a strong Jewish district, so some folks want to have the GOP win as a message to Obama on his Israel policy or some thing like that. Former Mayor Koch was spouting off about that IIRC. That the GOP challenger uses images of the planes crashing into the towers to attack the Dem for his support of the “ground zero mosque” while coming out against covering volunteers who worked at GZ from the settlement that got billions for the healthcare of workers at Gound Zero.

      There is another race for Heller’s seat out in NV where the NRCC has put in near a million dollars and the DCCC hasn’t put in a penny.

  4. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    September 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Here’s how local newspaper sites are leading in to the Labor Day visits of Vice President Biden (Cincinnati AFL-CIO annual picnic) and President Obama (Detroit):

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20110826/NEWS0108/308260066/

    http://detnews.com/article/20110901/POLITICS03/109010437/Aretha-Franklin-to-sing-before-Obama%E2%80%99s-Labor-Day-Detroit-speech

    If I were Ms. Franklin, I’d dedicate her song at the Detroit event, “Chain of Fools” to those who think they are going to get away with continuing to harm labor – on Labor Day or any other day!

    Go, unions!

  5. September 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    From twitter:

    @steveweinstein
    Good Read for smug people: What it means to be the first African American President…
    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-it-means-to-be-first-african.html?spref=tw

  6. 20 donna dem 4 obama
    September 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    In light of today I thought we could stand to watch this reminder today…

    then please commit to volunteering to ensure that we win in 2012 because we can only control what’s in your control.

  7. 21 Fred
    September 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Chip can you do me a HUGE favor?
    is there a graph of African American unemployment under Bush PLEASE post it for me?There is one racist Teahadist I am currently fighting on a tennis site that is pissing me off 😆

    • September 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      “There is one racist Teahadist I am currently fighting on a tennis site that is pissing me off”

      You crack me up Fred!!!! 😆

      I’ve got to go out for a couple of hours but will be back later and will have a look for you 😉

  8. 24 Fred
    September 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I was just sent this by a friend who is frustrated by the whole damn thing.

    Obama again caves in to polluters, Republicans

    Heck, at this pace, President Barack Obama should just link arms with Republicans, declare victory and take credit when millions of jobs start getting created.

    On Friday Obama stunned environmental groups trying to clean the air for millions of Americans when the president pulled the plug on a new, scientifically valid effort to reduce smog.

    Why?

    Because he wants to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses, at a time when that needs to happen so they will create lots of jobs, he said.

    Hmmm, wonder when those businesses will actually start filling those jobs?

    After all, they haven’t created jobs even after Obama kowtowed to Republican demands to not raise taxes.

    They haven’t created jobs after Obama caved in to Republican demands to keep the Bush tax cuts in polace.

    They haven’t created jobs after Obama went along with GOP support for a cut in the payroll tax.

    They haven’t created jobs after Obama agreed to Republican demands to cut the size of the federal government.

    In other words, Obama has played the game exactly the way the GOP has wanted him to for the last year or so.

    And still the economy is in the tank.

    And Republicans get to blame Obama for it!

    Unbelievable, but true.

    Read more: http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/obama-bows-polluters/#ixzz1WpARkBjm

    • September 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      Several Democrats pushed him on this decision. I saw the comment on Balloon Juice. It was Jay Rockefeller, Joe Manchin, the other usual bunch of Blue Dogs from coal states AND Carl Levin.

  9. September 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Bone jour folks! I had a chance to have a look -see at what I’ve missed this morning and I gotta say, I’m glad I missed it. Here’s a little something to pull us outta the doldrums:

    http://www.ktlkam1150.com/mediaplayer/

    Mz. Randi is on FIYA!!!!!!!

    ps- PBO looks extra sexy today. So glad baby girl stayed behind to keep pops company so he wouldn’t have to travel alone (I’m guessing Miche and Malia and Mrs. R went to Camp David early).

  10. 27 Doris
    September 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    This was the best West Wing ever. Love Joe Biden. He represents well.

  11. 28 Fred
    September 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    anyone seen this? 😀

    Durbin On The Case
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to hold hearings next week on state-level voter suppression efforts, i.e., voter ID laws, tighter voting registration requirements, and other “ACORN-inspired” GOP efforts. Among the scheduled witnesses: Hans van Spakovsky.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2011/09/durbin_on_the_case.php?ref=fpblg

    • 29 HZ
      September 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      Yes, Fred. Hope you are feeling better. Please get your needed rest. Yes, he tweeted on Twitter this afternoon. I sent him a thank you as well. This is going to be a great focus. I watched a great program earlier today about this from the NAACP. They are very focused and working legally, getting information out throughout the states with this. They are well organized, well informed, and ready with immplementing their strageties about voter suppression. This is attacking the core of the Voters Right Act. Very important to be aware of what is happening and how we can help. Those of you within our family who enjoy, participate in, or are legal minds, go online to Lawyers.com and the NAACP/ Voter Suppression and get information. This is so important for the 2012 election and any election for that matter in the future. It was on C-SPAN. The NAACP July Convention.

  12. 30 Fred
    September 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Wis. Justice Prosser Recuses Self In Case Involving His Recount Attorney (resigned would be better 🙄 )
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/wis_justice_prosser_recuses_self_in_case_involving.php

    Dick Cheney Says Sarah Palin Hasn’t Explained Her Resignation
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/dick-cheney-says-sarah-palin-hasnt-explained-her-resignation.php

  13. 35 carolyn
    September 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I advise everyone to read Smartypants’ piece on What it means to be the First African American President. We northern European types have absolutely no understanding of the pressures he bears. When he was elected everyone said …oh good, we elected him, now he can do everything, we have to do nothing, and look where it got us. Yes, I’m referring to all Democrats and Independents who sat by during the 2010 election, and to “left wing” commentators and pundits who did so well financially and had so much fun attacking Bush, that they couldn’t stop attacking when they got our wonderful president in.
    Smartypants’ article makes me think of the pictures of the beautiful, well dressed AA girls being escorted to Little Rock High School in the 50s, and the white hulks jeering and taunting them. I wonder, have we made any progress? That picture haunts me and has seared my mind, and I think is an accurate presentation of what is going on now.
    I probably am not going to agree with every decision President Obama makes, but I know I agreed with NONE of GWB’s. I do NOT want another of his ilk. We have to let President Obama be who he is…..we elected him for his idealism and composure. The far right will keep trying to push his buttons, and the more he resists, the madder they get. This last trick of Boehner’s was horrible, but I think as people think about it, they will realize what a total skunk he is. He acts as if he is the one who got elected by the WHOLE country, not just a small district in southern Ohil, very unrepresentative of the country.
    I am not going to second guess or monday morning quarterback the president, I’m not going to tell him (via this blog) what to do. He has the info I do not. Let him be folks. We are incredibly lucky to have him. Work for him and for a Democratic Congress!!!

  14. 37 utaustinliberal
    September 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Awwwwww…. I love my Vice President. Joe Biden ROCKS!


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