now, now – don’t laugh

MSNBC: ….. Herman Cain now leads the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

…. the onetime frontrunner, Rick Perry, has plummeted to third place, dropping more than 20 percentage points since late August:

Cain 27, Romney 23, Perry 16, Paul 11, Gingrich 8, Bachmann 5, Huntsman 3, Santorum 1

In the previous survey, conducted in late August, Perry led the field at 38%, Romney stood at 23%, while Cain was at only 5%.

President Obama 46 v Romney 44 – President Obama 49 v Cain 38 – President Obama 51 v Perry 39

….. 78% of Democratic primary voters say they want their party to nominate Obama again as its 2012 presidential candidate. By comparison, in April 1995, 67% of Democrats said the same of Bill Clinton….

70 Responses to “now, now – don’t laugh”

  1. October 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Talkin Lound and Sayin Nothin

  2. 2 utaustinliberal
    October 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😆 😆 😆 😆 Chips I’m sorry but I can’t hold the laughter in. This field is soooooooooo pathetic and it’s hilarious to see republicans running around like headless chickens picking Romney? No wait: Cain? No wait: Bachmann? No wait: Santorum? No wait: Perry? The ClownCarCrazies (coined by the genius Tally) are killing me with laughter!

    • October 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      Seriously UT, I almost wept laughing when I saw it – I’d guess the GOP bosses are on their 15th bottle of whiskey as we speak 😆

      • 4 dotster3
        October 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        The Repubs no likey their candidates. And no wonder. They’re yucky.

      • 5 jacquelineoboomer
        October 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm

        And wasn’t it fun for me just now to email that campaign button image to a few Republican supporters with whom I am acquainted.

    • 6 hopefruit2
      October 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      HAHAHA! that is really funny Chips!

      I say serves the GOP damn right. They were smirking and cheering in 2010…now it’s a different guy on the ballot. Not some obscure rep that 70% of the voting district doesn’t know about. Apart from that silly fringe OWS group (which will soon implode or fizzle out), EVERYONE will come out and VOTE in 2012. Even more than 2008.

      • October 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

        I’ve been talking to my hairdresser about getting things crunk for PBO’s reelection here in Middle GA. When I go for my hair appointment on Friday, I’m introducing her to OFA, Twitter, TOD, and Facebook. I suggested that a good way to build support for PBO is through her customers joining with us to register voters, make calls, and spread the positive information about his achievements to rebut the lies. I was telling her some things that PBO is doing when we talked by phone on yesterday, and she was surprised. She said that she channel surfs looking for info about PBO and has problems finding anything. I’m also going to the local Democratic Party again to see if I can inject some more life into it. The place was almost dead when I’ve been there in the past, and that has to change.

  3. 8 Fred
    October 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    have a good afternoon;evening and night TOD family

    Video: O’Reilly tells Smiley, ‘knock it off with the black business’ 😉

  4. 9 Bobfr
    October 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Trying to avoid disparaging clowns 😉

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    You’d think with the $$$ #KOCHMAFIA & #1%ers are spending they could afford a decent ring master instead of this pack of dung sweepers #FAIL


  5. 12 TrumpDog
    October 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I keep remembering 2008 and our good candidates. We had Biden, Richardson, Dodd, Clinton, and my wishful alternate universe husband Obama. Course there was Kucinich and Edwards too. But still a good array of candidates.

    This bunch is pretty pathetic. No wonder Republicans are having a difficult time and begging for someone else to jump in. I don’t blame them.

  6. 13 Me4obama
    October 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    This is more proof that they hate Romney. I wonder how Bachman is feeling. Herb Cain is truly the flavor of the month.

    • 14 Mel
      October 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      When I read the NBC/WSJ POll” i though it was a joke I know the MSM like to play with our minds, but
      this. Cain against our BRILLIANT president? come on. this is fricking funny.

  7. 15 LOL
    October 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    As a black person, I am embarrassed by Herman Cain. As a southerner, I am embarrassed by Herman Cain. This whole shucking and jiving talking fast with a twang is not the business. *This* is why I am uber proud of not only Barack- but especially Michelle. A woman so accomplished that grew up from nothing and had something before she met her husband. But Cain….is like every stereotype ever conjured about the black southerner.UGH:( I think the repubs just wanna put their black guy against ours…MORONS

    • 16 vero804
      October 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      So true. I’m black too with some family roots down south. He reminds me of one of my family members, who is always talking, always clowning around, always giving his opinion, but making no sense and doing NO listening. The only consolation is that while my uncle used to be a trip to talk nonsense with, his schtick got old and now everyone avoids talking about anything of substance with him. I hope that’s what happens with Cain.

  8. October 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    this is getting too funny. i feel sorry for mr. romney. it’s soooo embarassing. even if he eventually win at least 40% of the repubs will be depressed and may not even vote.

  9. 18 halo
    October 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm


  10. 20 Me4obama
    October 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    My President is out on a dinner date with SK President.

  11. 24 ber6964
    October 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Ya gets what you deserve, I say. Lol

  12. 25 Linda
    October 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Why Herman Cain Is The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Presidential Candidate

    Cain held an official position in the Koch-funded group Americans for Prosperity: Dating back to 2005, Cain led Americans for Prosperity’s new “Prosperity Expansion Project.”

    – Cain’s campaign manager is the former president of Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin chapter: Prior to becoming Cain’s campaign manager and chief of staff, Mark Block served as the president of Americans for Prosperity’s Wisconsin chapter.

    – Cain attended the Koch Brothers’ private biannual meeting in Palm Springs

    – Cain traveled to Wisconsin in support of the Koch-funded union-busting bill:

    – Cain headlined a Koch-funded anti-climate rally in New York: As other presidential candidates focused on glad-handing with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, Cain took time out in June to travel to New York and headline a Koch-backed anti-climate rally.

    – Cain was a featured speaker at the Koch-funded RightOnline conference: Cain has been a featured speaker at RightOnline, the Koch-backed conservative conference, for the past two years.

    The 999 Plan:

    Not only would Koch Industries reap massive benefits, but the Koch Brothers themselves — already tied for the fourth richest people in America — would personally see their tax rates fall from approximately 28 percent to around 11 percent.


  13. October 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Great points for tweeting
    How much money the Repugs voted down last night.

    Im embarrassed by all of them. None could be President and even Mittens memorizes his answers.

  14. 35 Uche
    October 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    This is funny!. Did anyone see Tweety’s segment with Rep Barney Franks?….he was hilarious!. He took on the clown show of GOP candidates especially Newt. That man could do stand-up comedy…but he was on point while he did it.

    • 36 Linda
      October 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      I missed that….but I did hear him admit that he just ” says stuff ” to get reaction and put it out there”.

      • 37 anniebella
        October 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

        Do anyone really thing Cain will be the Republican candidate? I might be wrong, but I don’t think so. Herman Cain enjoy your 15 minutes of fame.

        • 38 hopefruit2
          October 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

          No, he won’t get the nomination. It seems like the Koch brothers are propping him up now to see if they can siphon off some of PBO’s Black supporters. Then if Cain gets some blacks in his corner, he will then drop out of the race (after his poll #s start tanking) and endorse Romney with the hope that these stupid blacks will vote for Romney. This is what happened with Chris Christie who has now endorsed Romney with the hope that Christie’s supporters will then transfer their support to Romney. So I suspect that in the same way Cain is being used as a decoy to lure Blacks away from PBO into the Republican party. If the GOP spent half as much time thinking about how to create jobs as they spent conniving with politics, this country would be a lot better for it.

          • October 12, 2011 at 10:50 pm

            IMHO, this tactic won’t work because Cain has already shown his disdain for black voters. You don’t insult someone, treat the first black president like dirt, and expect to endear the group to which that president identifies to you. We recognize Uncle Ruckuses, and most of us know what his role is in this deal. Just as the GOP thought blacks would abandon PBO because Michael Steele was chairman of the RNC and it didn’t happen, I don’t think it’ll happen this time, either. One thing that irks me about the GOP is their tendency to underestimate the intelligence of POC. We didn’t vote for PBO en masse because he was black. We voted for him because he was the best candidate with the best policies. Many in the GOP have bought into society’s view of POC by thinking that there are no brainiacs among us. We’ve always had brainiacs among us. It is they who have failed to realize this. We recognized BO as a highly intelligent and capable individual. They didn’t because they’ve not been paying attention all of these years. We have.

          • 40 anniebella
            October 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

            Maybe Cain think he can brain wash some of us. Not!!!!!!!

  15. 41 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    cain, is a classic situation where one person is put foward to be that face that helps them oppress the masses from this community

  16. 42 Me4obama
    October 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I wish the WHCD is this month and see how MY President makes fun of the 9-9-9 plan. Am so sick of 999 already.

  17. October 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Knowing what I know about the Repub party and knowing what I know about Herby Cain, none of this makes any sense. It just doesn’t add up.

    • 45 vero804
      October 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      I agree…very suspicious. I see that he’s Koch-inspired.

    • 48 L3
      October 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Meta, I’ll take a stab at trying to explain it. The Republicans are very cynnical, machiavellian, downright diabolical and just plain evil. They believe anyone who is not a conservative, white male is dumb and easy to manipulate. Remember they thought adding Palin to the ticket, no matter the fact she’s an idiot, would attract disaffected Hillary voters. Remember Michael Steele. They put him over the RNC because maybe he could attract Blacks to their party and attack PBO without Republicans being labeled racists, even though most of them are. Well what if Cain is running to see if he can pick up substantial black support which would hurt PBO and help a Republican ticket if he were VP because you know us blacks we only vote for people because they’re black…right. They ignore the fact that we are overwhelmingly Democrats and that’s the party we vote for regardless of color but since the Repubs think we’re stupid, they are waiting to see if he can draw black voters. If this was another Koch scheme, I’m sure they and other establishment Repubs didn’t know he was bat shit crazy and dumb as a rock.

      That’s my best explanation.

      Also, don’t forget how W. tossed around Powell’s name as a potential cabinet member to give the country and particularly black people the impression that he was a different kind of Republican. Black people liked and respected Powell but there was no way we were going to vote for W. in any significant numbers. Black people should always be wary of any Republican bearing gifts. J.C. Watts, Alan Keyes, Armstrong Williams, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Michael Steele were all thrown under the bus when they were no longer useful to the GOP and Herman Cain will be added to this list sooner rather than later.

      • October 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        Thanks, L3. But I’m betting the relationship btwn Cain and the Kochs is mutual. They like that he’s malleable and he likes that they have faith in him. Kind of a big lie no matter how you slice it. But I think Cain is so attractive because of his massive, MASSIVE giveaways to the wealthiest.

  18. October 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    O/T but have to share this because the second I heard it, it struck a chord. There was a local special on tonight (local NBC) called the Heartland Series. Tonight it was a story about the Civil War……how this part of TN was Union, etc. In talking about the Civil War and what it did to the country, he made this statement: “A country is built when the population has a common sense of purpose.” So profound to me because I don’t believe our country–today–has that common sense of purpose. 😦 😦 😦

    • October 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      You’re right, Tnmtngirl, the Republicans have spent 40 years undermining the sense of common purpose among Americans that carried us through some horrific wars and a Great Depression. They have worked to promote the concept of me first, everyone for himself, greed is good. And most destructive of all, they have portrayed anyone who isn’t a conservative white “christan” male, as the “other” who can be demeaned and dominated. When PBO says I am my brother’s keeper; I am my sister’s keeper, he brings this country back to the most fundamental human value–both religious and moral. That is the value embodied in the Golden Rule and in the injunction to love they neighbor. PBO is calling us back to our basic humanity. He is the only statesman in generations who articles a common vision for the country (that is not based simply on greed and power. And he is the only one who projects a deep love for our country and and abiding confidence in our future. When he says the next election is going to be about fundamental values, he is so absolutely right. He has single–handedly redefined the true meaning of “values” after decades if the debasement of that word by R’s. He’s giving the country a stark choice–continue to choose divisiveness and distrust and the future is bleak. Believe in a common vision based on both love of country and of our fellow man and our future is bright. The contrast could not be clearer.

  19. 52 GGail
    October 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I wasn’t gonna laugh………but HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    I love the way the Repugs play “musical chairs”

  20. October 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Clayton Bigsby, the blind, black KKK member. That’s who he is. Just loud and wrong.

    • October 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      he’s a real life UNCLE RUCKUS.


      • October 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

        I caught the end of Lawrence taking apart Cain’s 9-9-9 plan tonight. It barely had a pulse by the time LOD got through with it. Uncle Herman may find himself at the back of the bus soon.

    • 56 LOL
      October 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      HAHAHAHA…Watching Chapelle right now:)…in my Clayton voice…they think they’re the best dancers, they eat up all the chickent, and did i mention they stink…and after 21 years- why did you divorce your wife…because she was a n&^%*) lover..oh my sides…gawd I miss Dave

      • October 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        OH MY!!!!!! 😆 😆 😆 😆 Chappelle was a freakin’ genius and that character was absolutely crazy! It wouldn’t have been so hilarious if it didn’t contain a kernel of truth — and the Herman Cains, Michael Steeles, and Clarence Thomases of the world are the evidence.

  21. October 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    After 6 years of campaigning for president, mittens gets only a pizza. great mittmentum.

  22. 61 GGail
    October 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    One of our more respected print reporters, Steve Lopez of the LA Times, camped out and here is his article:

    Will it grow into a cohesive movement? Who knows.

    What I found was a collection of disaffected souls that included socialists and capitalists, atheists and religious zealots, youngsters and codgers. They have a lot of different targets, but most seem to be antiwar (“Drop Tuition, Not Bombs”), and they believe the middle-class and the poor are being crushed by scheming profiteers on Wall Street and in Washington.

    After that, it gets a bit mushy; this isn’t yet anywhere near as focused as the civil rights movement or as fiery as the antiwar protests of the ’60s, and it may never come close. But it’s a badly needed spark, and GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Herman Cain added more fuel to the fire by back-handing the occupiers, with Cain calling them un-American.


    • October 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      That’s a pretty good assessment — clear and levelheaded. All anybody can really is wait and see.

    • October 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      The point about Romney and Cain calling them un-American is a point I raised in the poll thread. I wonder why that little sample wasn’t asked for their response to republicans slandering them. Makes you wonder….

    • 64 theo67
      October 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      So, basically, they are a bunch of people just venting? That’s fine, but there’s also work to do. They’ll be even more bitter and upset if they wake up too late to do anything about their problems. Because if President Obama leaves the White House – that’s it. And he won’t come back.

  23. 65 halo
    October 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm


    Chipsticks, Congress has passed the 3 free trade agreements tonight. MORE PIZZA MORE PIZZA MORE PIZZA!

  24. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    October 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    five words: herman cain = justice clarence thomas

  25. 68 vero804
    October 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Suskind seems like he’s talking out of his ass every time I see him being interviewed. His talking point is that “my book is about the evolution of a president.” Rachel asks him to take a stand based on his reporting and he wiggles out and says “I still don’t know.” Idiot. Loser.

  26. October 13, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Is Ashton Kutcher somewhere laughing his @zz off? Surely this must be some kind of “punk.”

  27. 70 JoJothecat
    October 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Herb “Koch” Cain’s numbers will come crashing down around him once the middle class and poor teabaggers hear that they will pay 9% in FICA, 9% national fax on food, clothing (look out Minnesota), on everything other than buying a house. In states where there are prNO sales taxes (look out Oregon). Then when people find out there won’t be enough money to fund the US government, the pizza man will wish he was promoting the price of a pizza — $9.99.

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