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‘it belongs to you’

Thank you nintendowii10

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President Obama returns to the White House late Friday, Nov. 4, from the G20 Summit in Cannes, France

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Can you commit to volunteer?

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One more time…..

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Don’t miss Tally’s gem here

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See you tomorrow 😉


115 Responses to “‘it belongs to you’”


  1. 1 Bobfr
    November 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Latest letter to the President

    4 Nov 2012 (seems rather fitting given the anniversary of the greatest election victory in my lifetime)

    Dear Mr President,

    I’ve been encouraging many to urge you to #WaiveTheFee_PreserveTheVote.

    As mentioned in my earlier letter, I request that you instruct the State Department to waive fees for any US citizen eligible to vote on 8 Nov 2012. I suggested in my letter that for any person making less than $250,000 per year that they not be charged the standard Passport fee.

    Your White House and State Department could encourage young people who have some means of transportation to not only get their Passport in time to vote but to assist the elderly, disabled and those without transportation – in their communities – to get to the nearest US Post Office that processes Passport applications.

    So, Mr President, please issue an Executive Order to:

    #WaiveTheFee_PreserveTheVote

    Thank you,
    Bob

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

  2. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    @Me4Obama – Looks like you are taking on Katrina on Twitter and winning! THANK YOU!

  3. 3 GGail
    November 4, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    YES.WE.CAN!

  4. 4 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Our President is back home – safe and sound!

  5. 9 desertflower
    November 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Reposted from the last thread…I thought that Smartypants had a timely reminder that I thought I’d share.
    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/11/three-years-ago-today.html
    Like I said over there, we got to bust a hump to get this done again!

  6. November 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    This country does belong to us – and you can take it from us when you pry it from our cold, dead hands!

  7. November 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Here’s a favorite of mine: “The new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House.”

  8. November 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Glad POTUS is back safe and sound. I’m off to bed TOD’ers. Tomorrow I wake up a whole year older and still young at heart…lol!

    Have a good night ya’ll.

  9. 25 theo67
    November 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    He’s back – safe and sound. Always good to see him land back home.

  10. 28 ber6964
    November 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Ohhhhh……..Chips you really are the best love the comparison photo of Booosh and President Obama!! Busted a gut laughing!!!!

    • 29 HZ
      November 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

      Yes, Chipsticks as ber6964, you are THE BEST!!!!!! Thank you for your brilliance in every detail of this beautiful home that you have graced our lives with daily. I am so grateful to you. Rest peacefully, Chips. HZ

  11. November 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Their jobs bills haven’t gone anywhere, so Senate Democrats are getting creative.

    Next week, they’ll seek to attach legislation giving businesses incentives to hire unemployed and disabled veterans to a House-passed bill that Republicans have been begging the Democratic-controlled Senate to pass.

    The bipartisan base bill, which along with the veterans bill is part of President Barack Obama’s failed $447 billion American Jobs Act, would repeal a rule requiring governments to withhold 3 percent of large contractor payments. That repeal bill faces a key procedural vote in the Senate on Monday.

    Democrats say it will be near impossible for Republicans to oppose their latest jobs bill — the VOW to Hire Heroes Act — just days before Veterans Day. The bill wouldn’t only put veterans to work – it would be paid for by adjusting the fee structure for Veterans Affairs Department home loans, a pay-for that’s been backed by both parties.

    That’s a significant shift from the three Democratic jobs bills that a unified Republican Conference recently blocked in the Senate, including Obama’s sweeping jobs package. Republicans have objected to Democrats’ approach for paying for those bills: with a small tax hike on millionaires.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67637.html#ixzz1cneDILeA

    • 31 HZ
      November 5, 2011 at 1:57 am

      Leader Reid, Sen. Durbin will always try to find a way to open up the field for POB as he tries to accomplish the right things for All the people. We will prevail. Keeping our faith in tack will keep us standing. When your heart is in a good and right decent place, good things will come out some place and some how. Timing will always be on time.

      We will not give up. The fight is still being fought, but we will win with POB.

    • 32 Bobfr
      November 5, 2011 at 1:59 am

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      Hey #KOCHMAFIAGOP Dare you to vote against “VOW to Hire Heroes Act” http://theobamadiary.com/2011/11/04/it-belongs-to-you/#comment-160118 We know you’re #CHICKENHAWKS are you #PATRIOTHATERS

      #WaiveTheFee_PreserveTheVote

      #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

    • 34 EDP4BHO
      November 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

      This from a commenter:

      “More facts needed. Doesn’t make sense. Do you think the Koch brothers might deliberately misrepresent something? Microsoft (without proper trademark or name representation by the way) is the only non-political entity on that invitation which, I’m sorry to point out, may or may not be genuine. Before I waste a lot of energy, I would like to see a bit more detail about this. Lies and misdirection are just distractions – political countermeasures – decoys to draw the attention away from the real targets…” . We always should look further when dealing with snakes, Keith. Best of luck in Ohio today.

      • 35 desertflower
        November 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

        Normally I would agree with that, but this came from ThinkProgress…they are usually VERY meticulous in checking what they write. If you happen to find out that your thoughts regarding Microsoft are valid in this case..please let us know:) I was stunned to see them as a donor to these UN American idiots.

    • November 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

      Who knows. He supports a transaction tax and tax hikes for millionaires. Maybe he’s just a somewhat responsible CEO/Billionaire.

  12. 37 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    November 5, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Off to bed folks. OFA Ohio beckons me tomorrow. Our final GOTV push for Tuesday’s elections. Working on taking our state back piece by piece. 😉

    • 38 desertflower
      November 5, 2011 at 12:41 am

      Good luck, Keith. Millions are pouring into Ohio to defeat SB5 /2…..hope Ohioians kick ass and take names!

      • 39 HZ
        November 5, 2011 at 1:59 am

        Good night to you Keith. May good things happen there with you as well. Take care, and thanks for all of your work in Ohio.HZ

  13. 40 GGail
    November 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I enjoyed Ed’s guest on his Nov 3rd show: Steve Israel and Steve Benen. Excellent show.

    Thank you Chipsticks for a wonderful day today! It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to jump in from the beginning and IT WAS A HOOT!

    Good night and pleasant dreams TOD family.

  14. 41 GGail
    November 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

    P.S. – I replied to my email request to volunteer. I will be doing phone banking and voter registration.

    • 42 HZ
      November 5, 2011 at 2:03 am

      Goodnight GGail. Happy that you were able to start from the beginning of the day. Rest peacefully. Thanks for your wonderful spirit.HZ

  15. November 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Just checked Katrina twitter, she is mad that OFA did not organize behind the public option.

    Man alive. Is she stupid?

  16. November 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Katrina is also wondering why solis and Jackson does not have more power in this WH?

    Oh, now she is hangin out with Suskind?

    I tell ya, these lefties are reaching.

    • November 5, 2011 at 1:39 am

      I’m reserving 2016 for Elizabeth Warren 🙂

    • 51 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      I love George Clooney, but I think this is a stretch. I also like Elizabethe Warren, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Governor O’malley, et al.
      There are more than a couple that I would be willing to stand up for…..just would love to see the Democratic Party be able to continue to help the nation move forward in 2016.

  17. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Is should be “illegal” for someone to look as gorgeous as President Obama even after getting soaked by rain (well in this case nature endowed the right person)

  18. 53 Alycee
    November 5, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Next week is shaping up to be a banner, all star week — PBO will be in Philly on Tuesday the 8th and VPB will be at our Veterans Day Parade in Media on the 11th. It’s all good…… 😀

    • 54 EDP4BHO
      November 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

      Wow. We’ll have to watch out for the OWS…..they just protested outside of a fundraiser for the flip-flopper, protesting the high money draws of political fundraisers. I am so hoping these people would get a clue that the energy they expend is not changing anything concretely, but for opinion. Since when do money grubbers listen to little folk uprising except for when it hits their pockets, and at the ballot box?

  19. 55 HZ
    November 5, 2011 at 2:13 am

    I have said it before on Twitter, and now I will say it here from his beautiful family with Chipsticks as our beautiful angel: “Welcome home, Mr. President. Your presence on the world stage made us and will continue to make us so very grateful and proud to call you, Mr. President.”

    We are so blessed TOD family. Thank you so very much, Chipsticks Hope you are resting peacefully. It is raining off and on in Cali., but a beautiful day. Goodnite, my TOD family. Love you all. Need to rest tomorrow because I have a planning meeting for an event on Sunday at 3:00.HZ

  20. November 5, 2011 at 2:15 am

    A senior US commander has been dismissed after he made disparaging comments about Afghanistan’s leaders.

    Maj Gen Peter Fuller, deputy commander of Nato’s Afghan training mission, said in an interview with Politico the country’s leadership was “isolated from reality”.

    It is not clear whether Gen Fuller will be reassigned or will retire.

    The head of US forces in Afghanistan says Gen Fuller’s comments do not represent the US-Afghan relationship.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-us-canada-15604151

  21. 57 Bobfr
    November 5, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    So, Mr 1%er #MMFlint is braggin about his book & signing napkins. Hey, 99%ers demand he write checks to the film crew he Koch’d. Greedy dude

    #WaiveTheFee_PreserveTheVote

  22. November 5, 2011 at 2:36 am

    An Early Good Morning to everyone. Chipsticks here is the Obama Sarkozy Interview:

    • 59 collegekay
      November 5, 2011 at 6:58 am

      Is there a version in English? This one is translating to French.

    • 60 ChristiMtl
      November 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

      President Sarkozy really like President Obama, it’s not fake.

      He said: ”I met Barack Obama long before he was President
      I think it was in 2005, I knew that he gave an amazing speech at a Democratic convention and I asked to meet him.
      I asked him back then if he would be a candidate and he told me that it was a bit too early.

      So it’s actually Sarkozy who wanted to meet President Obama…back then Senator Obama. He was very impressed.

      He said that you can always talk openly with President Obama, that he value your opinion and that he is a courageous man.

      He said that the friendship between the two countries is crucial.

      I saw on a french website this title: Sarko Obama, Yes ils peuvent.

      lol so they’re like Brangelina now……..Sarko Obama, Yes they can,.

    • November 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Okay, so I don’t speak French but I watched the entire interview and what got from it was that Sarkozy is just a bit much. He was a bit over solicitous and a bit overly complimentary. Every 5 seconds he spoke I heard Barack or Presiident Obama. It’s like Sarkozy was trying too too hard and he didn’t come off-to me at least- as being very sincere or genuine. He’s trying too hard to hitch his wagon to PBO’s star. I was watching PBO’s face every time Sarkozy spoke and I think PBO found Sarkozy’s sucking up, slightly laughable. But hey, that’s just me. I could just be projecting my own wariness of Sarkozy onto PBO.

      • November 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

        Lisa, I don’t speak French either, but I can understand it, more or less. I confess that listening to Sarkozy carefully this is the first time I’ve ever gotten a sense of sincerity from him – in both his words and his manner. IMO what he said about PBO was true, and as he was answering specific questions it didn’t come across to me as ‘sucking up’. The one time Sarkozy seemed a little ‘artificial’ to me was when he repeated what PBO said – that if they do their jobs sincerely, the election will take care of itself (in my own words). In fairness i have to say it sounded artificial primarily because I saw Sarkozy’s face after he shook some hands in a video yesterday, and he didn’t look too happy. By contrast, we all know that Prez O hand shaking is happier. In short, Sarkozy came off more sincere here than I’ve ever seen him before and I daresay I’ll now regard him with a little less suspicion. 😉

    • 64 theo67
      November 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      I watched the whole interview, too (hanging on by my fingernails to understand the French). First – those chairs were too short. Second – I’m glad the President was able to bring up the American Jobs Act, just as he’s done in every public appearance since he introduced it. It’s global now! Third – the interviewers were respectful, which was nice. I noticed that President Obama stuck to the professional side of the relationship question, but I do think the Obamas and Sarkozys have a friendly relationship. Didn’t they have a private dinner at the White House the last time the Sarkozys were in Washington? President Obama’s response about the election was very safe and cautious, as well. This was an interesting interview. Thanks for sharing – I looked for it, unsuccessfully, last night.

    • November 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      {{Donna}} – Thank you! Thank you! I do appreciate these. 😆

  23. 66 Bobfr
    November 5, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I will spare all of you how deeply I detest former President Clinton & all the harm he unleashed on America.

    Suffice that when he attacks President Obama, in any way, I have to restrain myself, immeasurably.

    So, I’ll leave it with:

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    @ClintonTweet Get a clue. You are the President who signed Gramm-Leach-Bliley and unleashed Wall St avarice on Americans. #WeWillNeverForget

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

    • November 5, 2011 at 2:53 am

      bill is attacking Obama ? When did this happen ?

    • 72 Chi
      November 5, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Thank you Bob…

    • 73 theo67
      November 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Bob – I am completely disgusted with Bill Clinton right now, too. It was bad enough that he was sucking up to Paul Ryan, badmouthing Democrats and offering to help him in his mission to kill Medicare and defeat Democrats. When he started appearing all over the TV giving unsolicited advice on how he would make the decisions that are now President Obama’s responsibility, I was livid. And the fact that he didn’t pull the plug on Chris Matthews’ “President of the World” nonsense is telling (why wasn’t he “President of the World” during the Bush years,when the country was falling off a cliff domestically and internationally??).

      But, now that he’s coming out with a book criticizing the decisions made by President Obama, and offering his alternative actions that he would have taken – that’s the last straw. The fact that he’s doing this in an election year is unforgivable. This just makes me convinced that if Hillary had won, she would have been in hot water with Bill Clinton trying to run a third term while she was President. Bill Clinton needs to remember that he was impeached while he was President, by the same Republicans who he’s now forming an alliance with against President Obama. He needs to remember that he didn’t get healthcare done, while President Obama got it done while rescuing the global economy from certain depression caused by those same Republicans. He needs to remember that he unleashed FOX news on the world, eliminated financial regulations that helped the country to collapse, widened the gap between the rich and the poor (and helped to erode the middle class), enacted NAFTA, DADT and DOMA. I don’t think he’s in a position to give advice to the man who’s now having to undo all that damage, and who’s doing an amazing job of it. Bill Clinton’s had more than 15 minutes – he needs to sit down and shut up.

    • 74 nospin
      November 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Well Bobfr – I don’t pay Bill too much mind. Simply because the man just can’t help himself. He did the same thing to his wife if not worse and she is the mother of his child.

      He created unnecessary crap for Hillary when she was running for the office of the Presidency. So if he couldn’t help himself with his own wife, it certainly isn’t surprising that he can’t restrain himself with PBO.

      He isn’t fooling anybody and that is the bottom line.

      It took me a looonnnngggg time to get over SOS Clinton’s shenanigans against PO while she was running for president BUT she has proven to be an asset to this administration and she has earned my respect and admiration. When Bill pops up and does things like this it tends to make me re-live that time all over again and I have to go through the process of getting all pissed off at Hillary but then I recognize that I can’t blame the woman for the man she married. She can’t control him. He does and says what he wants to say because it is always about him.

      So, Bill needs to go sit down somewhere and recognize that yes. . . President Obama is a better man and a more effective politician than he is.

      • 75 Chi
        November 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

        Not as quick to give Hillary a pass, nospin…

        She is very much part of this larger effort to sabotage and undermine President Obama…

        Her recent Time magazine spread was yet another instance of Hillary playing at being president…

        It was I, I, I, all the time and the one time she was asked about President Obama, it suddenly became ‘we’ and a generic response that all but cast President Obama as generally incidental to the decisions and outcomes…

        This is a woman who is desperate to take as much credit for every success in the Obama administration and distance herself from even the slightest hiccup…

        She is as dishonest, disingenuous, ungracious and as patently self-serving and self-aggrandizing as her husband…

    • 76 nathkatun7
      November 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

      Bobfr, you one of my heroes! You have the ability to tell the truth using few words. But you also can write beautiful letters, especially those addressed to the President.

      Thank you so much for being a voice for many of us.

      As you are fond of saying, “PRESSON.” And : “YesWecanDOMoreTogether.”

  24. 77 FiredUpInCA
    November 5, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I doubt it will substantively change the conversation coming from poverty tourists Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, but the New York Times reports that the current official poverty rate is flawed and is due for a change on Monday:

    “WASHINGTON — When the Census Bureau said in September that the number of poor Americans had soared by 10 million to rates rarely seen in four decades, commentators called the report “shocking” and “bleak.” Most poverty experts would add another description: “flawed.”
    Multimedia

    Concocted on the fly a half-century ago, the official poverty measure ignores ever more of what is happening to the poor person’s wallet — good and bad. It overlooks hundreds of billions of dollars the needy receive in food stamps and other benefits and the similarly formidable amounts they lose to taxes and medical care. It even fails to note that rents are higher in places like Manhattan than they are in Mississippi.

    On Monday, that may start to change when the Census Bureau releases a long-promised alternate measure meant to do a better job of counting the resources the needy have and the bills they have to pay. Similar measures, quietly published in the past, suggest among other things that safety-net programs have played a large and mostly overlooked role in restraining hardship: as much as half of the reported rise in poverty since 2006 disappears.

    The fuller measures have also shown less poverty among children but more among older Americans, who are plagued by high medical costs. They have shown less poverty among blacks but more among Asians; less poverty in rural areas and more in cities and suburbs, where the cost of living is high. And they have found fewer people in abject destitution, but a great many more crowding the hard-luck ranks of the near poor, who do not qualify for many benefit programs and lose income to taxes, child care and medical costs.

    “The official measure no longer corresponds to reality,” said Jane Waldfogel, a professor of social work at Columbia University. “It doesn’t get either side of the equation right — how much the poor have or how much they need. No one really trusts the data.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/us/experts-say-bleak-account-of-poverty-missed-the-mark.html?_r=1

  25. 78 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 5, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I KNOW HE HAS TO LEAVE…BUT, I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER WHEN HE’S BACK HOME WITH HIS FAMILY! GOD BLESS YOU MR. PRESIDENT!

  26. November 5, 2011 at 7:03 am

    woke up this morning to my President dripping wet. LOL. I need more coffee!

    • 81 EDP4BHO
      November 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Will miss his sage satire. I do recall how he “liked” President Obama very much. God speed, Andy Rooney, to your rest !

    • November 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Not that the President would say it this way, but this quote by Andy R. could actually describe PBO.

      “I’m in a position of feeling secure enough so that I can say what I think is right and if so many people think it’s wrong that I get fired, well, I’ve got enough to eat,” Andy Rooney

      I remember faithfully watching 60 Minutes decades ago, just to catch the last part with Andy. R.I. P. Mr Rooney.

    • 83 Chi
      November 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      May he rest in peace…

      My mum absolutely loved him…

  27. November 5, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Since this is the official start of the year before election, I’m going to make a pledge that I will try hard to keep every day.

    First, I will try not to give into the negative energy of useless outrage. If somebody says or does something stupid, which tends to enrage me, I will either send another donation to the president or work another hour recruiting more supporters. Letting myself feel anger all day and losing sleep won’t help the president.

    Second, I will try not to give to despair (different from anger and even more dispiriting) on days that seem bleak. Throughout all the lows in 2008, I kept telling myself and anyone who would listen, “Trust him” (Barack Obama) and it worked. That will be my mantra this year and I will also add that I trust all of us. Every R and his great uncle will be trying to discourage us and divide us. That will be their daily mission. My mission is not to let that happen. I can’t control the world, but I can control my own actions.

    Third, I will keep informed of “facts” not suppositions so that I can counter all the wackiness that people try to present to undermine the president. Keep informed and you won’t be caught flat-footed and tongue-tied by the bashers you meet face-to-face.

    I’m sure there ‘ll be some backsliding on my resolutions. But I’m relying on the TOD family and all PBO supporting friends and family to keep our minds focused, our courage high and our eyes on the prize.

    • 85 EDP4BHO
      November 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Thank you for also helping me to write my pledge as well.

    • 86 a4alice
      November 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

      good resolution Jackie I’m with ya on those. In fact for myself I’m going to boil it down to two tags: #Press on (in the face of any external adversity) and #keep hope alive (in the face of any internal despair)

    • 88 desertflower
      November 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Great pledge, Jackie…one that we can/should adhere to!

    • November 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

      What a wonderful and sensible comment. This needs to be posted everyday. If we all followed this advice we would double our productivity and President Obama would be assured of victory. Thanks for sharing it.

    • November 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

      You can count on me, girlfriend. I spent the entire election season last time talking volunteers down from their panic. I’m pretty darn good at it.

      • 91 nathkatun7
        November 6, 2011 at 3:33 am

        Yes you are Tien Le!. I always enjoy reading your calm and well reasoned posts that are aimed at making us grasp the complexity of issues while keeping us focused on doing the task at hand. Although I am at times guilty of being angry at the people who unfairly bash the President, I’ve gradually come to realize that the best way to counter the Obama haters is to engage in positive action to help the President. This is also what I most admire about the work by WIW! If we constantly in a panic mode we won’t have the energy to do what needs to be done to re-elect the President.

    • 92 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Jackie this is excellent advise, and I will pledge to do the same. I do think we have to give some space so that people can air their frustrations. If we consider it an opportunity to lift each others spirits, to offer alternative perspectives, to accept the things we can not control and find ways to readdress them purposefully, I believe there is benefit in that. It is very important to be realistic, but choosing to be negative or positive is a choice, and ultimately each one of us is responsible for where we choose to focus our attention.

    • 93 nathkatun7
      November 6, 2011 at 3:42 am

      Thank you so much Jackie for the wonderful advice. I will try to follow it because I believe it is the real path that will enable us to reach people who may be convinced to support our efforts to re-elect the President. There is no doubt that negativity tends to sap ones energy. On the other hand, positivity, based on reality, can work wonders. We have a winner in President Obama. This is not the time to join his bashers who always underestimate him. We must indeed keep our “eyes on the Prize.”

  28. November 5, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Amen, Jackie. Good advice for all.

    • November 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      Though a late attendee, I’m voting with you guys on Jackie’s advice, and I really love a4A’s short form as handy reminders,

      #PRESS ON (in the face of any external adversity)

      #KEEP HOPE ALIVE (in the face of any internal despair)

      I feel so pleased and proud to be a part of the way TOD’ville is positioning itself for the 2012 run. To modify a phrase used here before – ‘No weapons formed against us shall BE ALLOWED TO prosper’.

  29. November 5, 2011 at 8:42 am

    WASHINGTON — Grass-roots volunteers flocked to Barack Obama last time. This time, the president’s campaign is in recruiting mode.

    Facing no primary challenger, Obama is trying to rebuild a massive organization of supporters to help boost his efforts next year in the face of a struggling economy and weakened political standing.

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    Obama’s campaign has spent the past week holding about 1,500 events around the nation, from small neighborhood gatherings to one-on-one meetings in coffeehouses, marking the one year to go before the incumbent Democrat faces the electorate. The events, including a chunk of them this weekend, comprise the nuts-and-bolts of a campaign: local phone banks, voter registration drives, door-to-door voter canvassing and house parties. And they’re all aimed at organizing the legions of activists who formed the core of Obama’s coalition in 2008 — black and Latino voters, women and college students and voters entering the workforce — long before Election Day 2012.

    Such activities could help determine next year whether Obama can mobilize sufficient support to overcome the larger forces acting against his campaign; namely, broad concerns among the public over joblessness and the direction of the country as well as disillusionment among some of his 2008 supporters.

    Back then, Obama built a large base of volunteers in dozens of states that held primaries and caucuses and then quickly moved on to the general election. Many of the volunteers were drawn to Obama because he was new to the national stage and sounding a message of hope and change. Such support was said to contribute to victories in states typically unfriendly to Democrats, such as Indiana and North Carolina.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/campaigns/a-year-before-election-obama-campaign-steps-up-work-to-build-volunteer-base/2011/11/05/gIQAKYxcoM_story.html

  30. November 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Hey chippers,
    Me4obama really pushed back against Katrina, last night on twitter.
    Just thought you should know, she is pretty damn good at defending our President!
    And Katrina has an agenda!

    • November 5, 2011 at 9:00 am

      For example- Chris Hayes just said he wants to know why we targeted an American citizen abroad- al awlaki?

      Well, because Chris, like a police officer is allowed to kill a man that is armed and dangerous(a threat to himself or the American public) the CIA likewise!

      Man, are these people stupid!

      • 100 anniebella
        November 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

        I will tell that jackass Chris why we target American citizen aboard. First of all people like that Al-awlaki has turn his back on America. If he could he would kill every American, including Chris Hayes in this country. So are we suppose to sit back and let them do that. These people like Chris Hayes really makes me mad at times.

    • 101 proudmemberofglobalzero
      November 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

      I un-followed her and “Salon”…the message at the top after my deleting them was….did we do something wrong? I said yes and posted Tally’s Rant.

  31. November 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

    So clintons new book slams republicans and puts the blame on their policies for our economy.
    But, the subtext of the book is that this president has struggled, so that is the headlines!

    Lol!

    • 104 halo
      November 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Bill Clinton is smart enough t o know that that would be the headline. It’s why he put it in the book. This guy’s been out there since the beginning to try to steal the spotlight, try to polish his legacy, make people forget the terrorist attacks that happened on his watch, the deregulation of wall street on his watch, his blowjobs in the oval office, and altogether the puny pieces of legislation that he managed to get passed. He’s a president who never even got 50% of the vote. Compare that with the HISTORIC and CONSEQUENTIAL pieces of legislation PBO has passed in addition to PBO’s decimation of Al-Qaeda and ending of the Iraq and drawing down of the Afghan war, and of course Clinton is trying to one-up him. PBO even got a Nobel before Clinton.

  32. 105 halo
    November 5, 2011 at 9:08 am

    “Where Clinton gives Obama direct policy advice, it is fairly impersonal, suggesting, for example, that the president restore the Small Business Administration as a Cabinet agency.

    His more cutting criticism of Obama is implied. Clinton praises Wall Street executives, saying that many would be willing to contribute to improving the economy and cutting the deficit. “Many of them supported me when I raised their taxes in 1993, because I didn’t attack them for their success,” Clinton writes. Unspoken is that Obama has at times eviscerated Wall Street for its excesses, infuriating its leaders.

    BILL CLINTON NEEDS TO STFU. HE DEREGULATED WALL STREET. HE APPOINTED THE IDIOT GREENSPAN. WHAT AN ATTENTION FREAK.

    • November 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Clinton did NOT have to face the way Wall St brought us to the very edge of the cliff and the near total destruction of our financial system. HE did not have to fix it and face an OUTRAGED public who are still expressing their anger in the streets. People like him are what brought us to this place. ENOUGH with the Monday morning quarterbacking. He really makes me furious. So self-serving and egotistical and NEEDY. UGH, UGH, UGH.

    • 107 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      President Obama never attacks anyone for their successes….he points the finger at greed and avarice, there is an enormous difference. Bill you chicken shit, you aren’t being straight up, you are ass kissing wall street at the expense of President Obama.

  33. 109 whatwedeserve
    November 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love a good Obama video and this was great. Check out the one I did to get us pumped up for Obama’s 2010 run. Love the site and have been a recent daily fan. Have jumped ship at Huffpo.

    Enjoy!

    • 110 sjterrid
      November 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you for posting this video. whatwedesrve, you did an excellent job putting this together. 🙂

    • 111 Sue in Minnesota
      November 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      Welcome, glad you are joining forces with us a TOD’s. Hope you will feel at home and continue to contribute here.

      • 112 Sue in Minnesota
        November 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        I loved your video…great job. I also love the song, always have, and think it’s message is timeless…we must Press On!

    • 113 GGail
      November 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      Welcome whatwedeserve! Thanks for sharing that GREAT video.

      Hope to see many more positive and informative comments from you.

      TOD is a solid place to land when you jump ship. 🙂

  34. November 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for putting this Good Obama Video together, It’s really nice, thanks again 🙂

  35. 115 Dakota
    November 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Love this song by my homegirls the Pointer Sisters! Welcome whatwedeserve and thank you for sharing this awesome video!


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