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isonprize (and chat away)

I was watching the President arrive in Philadelphia today and as he met the supporters waiting to greet him, I saw him shake hands with and talk to a tall, striking young man in a red t-shirt. (From 2:07 on in the video).

I just happened to record it, but didn’t get the chance to upload and post it. (Until now).

And then Isonprize left this comment:

So, I’ve been volunteering on the campaign since 2007 and I always try to volunteer for the Pres. Obama events. So, it helps to work the campaign (and do what you say you are going to do!) and get to know your regional field director. Whenever there is a presidential event, try to volunteer for it and get to the training on time!

Me getting to the airport this time was sheer luck …. a few planes landed, then about a 5 minute lag, and all off a sudden you see this HUGE plane gradually getting bigger and bigger, closer and closer. The distinctive ‘hump’ on the front of Air Force One was visible. I immediately knew that getting up at 5:30 this morning was ALL WORTH IT!!

Air Force One touched down as smooth as butter then disappear behind some of the airport buildings to taxi around to where we were. WHERE WE WERE!!!!

…. Then Pres, Obama walked straight over to us. I got video of him walking. I LOVE THAT MAN’S STRIDE!!! (:oops: Sorry Chica, I’ll behave) My son was the 3rd hand he shook.

My son said “Hi, President Barack Obama!”

He said. “Well, who is this tall young man? So, nice to meet you!”

I caught the audio on tape, but not the video because I was so close and so nervous, I forgot how to use my video camera. But I recovered enough to get them in the same frame of the camera shot.

Pres. Obama just seems so down to earth, so ‘normal’.

…. He spoke or shook hands with every single person, then waved and hopped in the “beast” I got some video of the motorcade and Air Force One just chillin’ on the runway.

Then I dropped my son off for the rest of his day. And crazy me? I went and canvassed some turf for election day. Ran into a few folks that forget it was election day (!!), got 7 campaign volunteers and knocked about 50 doors. Wanna lose some weight? Canvass in a city neighborhood. Going up and down those stairs is a workout!!! Then I voted, got the kid, got some din-din, and here I am.

All in all, an AWESOME DAY!!

****

Isonprize? You’re an inspiration, press on! Thrilled you and your son had such a memorable day.

****

Wednesday:

4:15: The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Silva of Portugal.

8:35 PM: Delivers remarks at the National Women’s Law Center’s annual awards dinner.

****

Magnificent. Thanks GoBrooklyn

****

Ohio? We salute you!

President Barack Obama helps spell out “Ohio” with the Weithman family in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010

TPM


293 Responses to “isonprize (and chat away)”


  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    😛 😛 😛 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    SOOOOO happy for you and your son, isonprize!

    • 2 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      And Chips, you totally rock for having that footage recorded!

    • 4 prettyfoot58
      November 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      AWWWWWWWWWWWsome

    • 5 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      “Hi, President Barack Obama”

      So cute!

      • 6 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

        He’s a handsome young man, too! (isontheprize’s son, I’m talking about 😆 )

        • 7 HZ
          November 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

          Oh, that is so great for your handsome young son. What a moment for him to remember for the rest of his life. Beautiful Isonprize!!!

          Also, I want to thank you for all of your work on behalf of all of us for our terrific President, Barack Obama. Oh, Mr. President, we have your back.

          Thank you, Mr. President for working so hard for the American people and for all people all around the globe. Thanks so much, Isonprize!!!!!!!HZ

  2. November 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    AP calls it OH Issue 2. Both dem mayors of Columbus and Akron re-elected by over 70% votes.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_state/OH_Page_1108.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS

    Fuck you kasich.

    • 9 Bobfr
      November 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      Irrespective of #maddow distorting reality, #BarackObama OFA & Dems dedicated significant resources to defeat #KOCHMAFIA in OH today

      #PRESSON

      • 10 HZ
        November 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        Thank you, Bobfr. I wanted to go through the tv and slap some reality into R. How dare you insult me OFA, and Dems, and POB? Where were you, Rachel while I along with so many more wonderful people on a rainy, and cold Sunday afternoon making phone calls to our sisters and brothers in Nevada? STHU Rachel.

        We are not failures. No, you and your media phony collegues are the failures for not getting the facts out, using at times poor journalism or non at all. Rachel, do not get me started. You are very smart ,and you will do some research at times, that others choose not to do, But then you let your bias personal feelings distort your journalism . Stop trying to set the negative tones, RM, we are going to stay focus, factual, and loving, but we will not sit by and allow you and anyone else continue to bash us..HZ

        • November 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

          HZ,

          You just explained why I stopped watching Rachel and the majority of the MSM, except Rev. Al. They shoot off their frigging mouths so carelessly, practice shoddy journalism, and don’t care how it affects the average American. They’ll always be OKAY because they have money and the resources to do well no matter who controls city councils, state legislatures, and/or Congress. I became so disgusted with them that I stopped paying attention to them over 2 years ago, and I’m better off because I did. Election results all over the country today should tell them that they don’t really matter. They’re only a few in a long line of talking heads

        • November 9, 2011 at 12:54 am

          I tweeted Rachel @maddow – couldn’t believe the ignorant stuff that came out of her mouth. The only reason I was watching MSNBC was the election coverage. I watch Rev Al, but when Ed Schultz told people not to vote in 2010, I stopped watching him. When Rachel decided to give facts the old right wing spin, I stopped watching her. I can’t not abide Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell appears to be doing the job the way he’s told to do it for infotainment purposes.

          • 13 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
            November 9, 2011 at 1:10 am

            I hate Rachel Maddo. I don’t like to use that strong of a word, but this clip just makes me want to slap her across the face. 😡

        • 14 Bobfr
          November 9, 2011 at 1:34 am

          Exactly HZ. Tonight Americans proved that they are getting it. #NEWSTAINERS like @maddow are irrelevant and their audience continues to dwindle. We will always have a fringe that listens to Rush and a fringe that listens to the #emoprogs. The majority of us know we are in this together and we have to be certain that the #KOCHMAFIAGOP never does a 2000 or 2004 or 2010 to America again.

          #PRESSON

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      Yeehaw! Go, Ohio!

  3. 16 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Remarkable Isonprize! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us – I’m so happy for you and your son 🙂

  4. 17 ChristiMtl
    November 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Oh how exciting isonprize!! It must have been amazing for you and your son.

  5. 19 ChristiMtl
    November 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    White House Weighs In On Anti-Union Law Repeal Vote

    The White House just weighed in on the repeal of Gov. John Kasich’s anti-collective bargaining law in Ohio, with Press Secretary Jay Carney offering the following statement.

    “The President congratulates the people of Ohio for standing up for workers and defeating efforts to strip away collective bargaining rights, and commends the teachers, firefighters, nurses, police officers and other workers who took a stand to defend those rights. “

    • 20 HZ
      November 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks for that ChristiMtl. Going to share some love on Tweeter now. Good night in so many ways. Look out people, WE ARE PRESSING ON!!! 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HZ

  6. 21 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    More good news: GOP repeal of same-day voting registration overturned and Miss. “personhood” amendment losing (at the moment).

  7. 23 Bobfr
    November 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    You are definitely getting it DONE!!! isonprize.

    Thank you.

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

  8. November 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Awesome.

    Also Awesome night for OH and KY and ME (same day voting) and hopefully MS.

    wanted to share this cartoon: http://bobcesca.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/becauseHesBlack.jpg

  9. November 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Key will be how those Ohio Republican Union members vote in 2012. Romney went there and tried to not take a stance, but it became a bigger issue because of that, so the next day he gave complete support to the union busting bill – Will be interesting in seeing Romney campaign in Ohio and try to dance around that.

    Who wants to bet me that Scarborough and the rest of the infotainers will be talking all about the HCR prop like it was the biggest issue of the day.

    Dems also did really well in Kentucky and have a helluva bench ready for 2014 to challenge McConnell.

    Va State Senate could be lost though, so Va come be the next one run roughshod over by a Republican Gov and State Congress.

    • 26 ChristiMtl
      November 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Oh yes, you can bet on it……it’s going to be the only topic for 3 hours on MJ….

    • 28 prettyfoot58
      November 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      St Roscoe mentioned a few weeks ago about all the money being poured into state and local races…they (fill in the blanks) know that the Presidentcy may be lost…but if they can gain control of the Congress on the federal and State level…they can tie the hands PBO…and turn back the clock in the state houses….

      alot of money went into NJ airwaves to try to defeat the Democrats…Christie has been runing ads about how he has truned NJ around and….

      between the voter suppression laws….and the money being channelled into these races….we will have to work harder than ever…

      in my ward and division there are over 400 registered voters….i voted today at 5:30pm…i was the 106 person to vote….the polls close at 8pm…it was heartbreaking….what can we do to motivate folks to vote…..

      Presssssssssssssss ON….

      • November 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        Prettyfoot, that turnout pretty much mirrors off year election numbers in most counties unless something really extraordinary is going on. You can pretty much predict at the outset that only one quarter of voters will show up and it doesn’t seem to matter how much work you do in these elections. I know people who absolutely refuse to vote in anything but a presidential election and simply will not go to the polls more than once every four years. So, don’t be heartbroken. Next year, everything will be supercharged as OFA organizers build volunteer armies to get out the vote and big money is spent. We need to get ready to roll big time as the presidential races heat up and slumbering voters finally wake up.

    • 30 LOL
      November 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      All the Obama team has to do is “Hang” this on Romney’s neck in Ohio and Hang my dick of a governor Scott around him Florida…and it’s a wrap.

    • 31 Betsy
      November 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      Looks like the VA senates stays in Democratic hands as 4/5 are leading, only 1 seat went for the GOP!!! As for the HCR defeat, it doesn’t matter because according to the Constitution’s national supremacy clause, federal law trumps state law, so it was just symbolic. Has no teeth. So happy about KY, The personhood defeat in Mississippi, and the recall of Pearce in Arizona.

    • November 9, 2011 at 12:32 am

      I hope they know that because of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, the Ohio HCR prop has NO force of law. The SC states that federal law is supreme to any law any state may pass. They can posture all they want, but the U.S. is still governed by the U.S. Constitution. I taught this material for over 30 years. They fool only those who don’t know.

      “Article VI, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, known as the Supremacy Clause, establishes the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Treaties, and Federal Statutes as “the supreme law of the land.” /snip/ “The “supremacy clause” is the most important guarantor of national union. It assures that the Constitution and federal laws and treaties take precedence over state law and binds all judges to adhere to that principle in their courts.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supremacy_Clause

  10. 34 Mtmarilyn
    November 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    That is so fantastic for Isonprize and your son! You are in inspiration for all of us.

    Does anyone know what is happening in VA? I have heard that the Repubs are winning. Why? All other sounds good.

    • 35 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      We *may* hold onto the State Senate here. There’s one race that’s too close to call that may keep things in our favor. Our Dem party didn’t do such a stellar job this year — there were some seats that went uncontested by a Dem candidate, unfortunately.

      • 36 Mtmarilyn
        November 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm

        Thank you for answering. I thought there was alot of Dem support in VA. It’s like all of our states. It will be a close race here in MT. Good luck. Hope you hang on.

  11. November 8, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Oh this is so nice Isonprize.. and good catch Chips.. what a handsome, poised young man is your son.

  12. November 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Izonprize, you are amazing! You and your son now have this glorious moment to remember for the rest of your lives. And you son will one day be telling your grandchildren about it. What an incredible way to start the day. Congratulations. I’ll bet you fall asleep tonight with a big smile on your face.

  13. 39 CTGirl
    November 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I love it!

  14. November 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulations and thank you Isonprize. You had a great day.

    I also had an awesome day by volunteering at my DNC office
    to make calls to get out the vote today. Made over 90 calls. It’s one
    of my favorite things to do politically. Did a lot of this in 2008 and 2010.

    Although I live in a blue state…NJ, I am in a very red county. So always
    have to work extra hard for our Dem vote. But I am fired up and will presson
    to get our Prez re-elected in 2012.

  15. 44 LOL
    November 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Obama is losing Hispanics cuz Marco Rubio is a Hispanic. YAWWWWWWWNNNNN

    New Univision News/Latino Decisions poll finds 53 percent of registered Latino voters less excited than in 2008 and/but President cruises to victory against potential GOP opponents.

    Obama 65 — Cain 22
    Obama 67 — Romney 24
    Obama 68 — Perry 21

    Conducted Oct. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011. Margin of error 3.1 points.

    Read more: http://thepage.time.com/#ixzz1dAnhXoP0

  16. 45 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Ohio supporters are FIRED UP tonight!

  17. November 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Oops, I forgot to sign in and my comment is hanging somewhere. 🙂

  18. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    November 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Wow Isonprize how wonderful was that. You are an awesome role model and gave your son a remarkable experience today.

    Congrats and thank you for all that you do!!!!!

  19. November 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    MS – INITIATIVE 26 Votes
    Yes 42%
    43,893
    No 58%
    59,385
    22% reporting

  20. 50 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Good googly moogley — even Mississippi is sane tonight. 😯

  21. November 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Buyers remorse can be a powerful thing.

  22. 54 Cindy Sweatt
    November 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    How wonderful Isonprize. You need one of those digital picture frames to keep playing that clip over and over and over.

  23. 55 a4alice
    November 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Man this has been quite the day hasn’t it? CHIPS: Congrats on WH and Bennan! Totally well deserved I must say for your tireless and exemplary efforts!!!!!

    ISONPRIZE: Holy Moly Ishtanboly! I’d just curl up and babble like a loony tune. Your son on the other hand looked very together – What a Thrill! Congratulations.

    😀

    • November 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      “I’d just curl up and babble like a loony tune”

      😆 Me too Alice, me too!

    • 57 isonprize
      November 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      He’s a cool customer, isn’t he? He takes everything in stride. I, on the other hand, forget to hit play when Air Force One was landing and recorded a whole section of his red sweater instead of the handshake. I can’t think Chica enough for this clip!!!

      • 58 isonprize
        November 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        think = thank. See, I can’t even type right. I’m STILL so hype!!!

        • November 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm

          The Isonoprize Thank Tank – love it! 😆

          The really wacky thing about that video – I delete probably 90% of the stuff I record, usually because the video is shaky or the sound quality is poor. Well, there was no sound on that CNN live streaming, and the quality wasn’t great ….. but for some spooky reason I didn’t delete it. Oh boy, I’m soooooooo glad I didn’t!

          I should have told you to reassure you, I put it on YouTube just to get a better quality video than the usual stuff I post here, but it’s ‘unlisted’ so only people with the link (ie from here) can see it. And I’ve blocked all comments, just in case any Fire/Teabaggers spot it and want to spew abuse all over the President.

          Again, thrilled for you and your lovely son, richly deserved.

          PS Is this you?

          • 60 isonprize
            November 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

            I think so 😳 Chica, Thanks for posting it on Youtube as unlisted. Now I can send it to friends and family!! You are awesome!! 😀 😀 I think you see most of my son’s red sweater and just a bit of my profile (which is just fine with me….) This was such a great experience for my guy. I’m just thrilled that he got a chance to meet the President of the United States. And for it to be Barack Obama??!!?? Are you kidding me!!!???

  24. 62 ChristiMtl
    November 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    UPDATE: Mich Rep. Paul Scott recall: 65.71% of precincts reporting, 49.49% FOR recall, 50.51% against.

    • November 8, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      I don’t understand Michigan. That vote should be larger at this stage. I know Electablog get’s frustrated sometimes with the Michigan voters and their complacency.

    • November 9, 2011 at 12:36 am

      It was reported on Michigan Radio that Scott conceded!! He’s finished, and Michelle Rhee spent over $200,000 trying to help him keep his seat. Bye, bye, Scott!! Eclectablog, of course, is over the moon!!

  25. November 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Goldie Taylor who was on Lawrence O. is a well spoken, tell it like it is woman. Each time I have seen her, I have been impressed.

  26. 67 vero804
    November 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Great little Cinderella story happening here in Henrico County, VA. For the race for this county’s prosecutor (we call them Commonwealth’s Attorneys), Eric Can’tor weighed in and got behind this person named Matt Geary. He gave money and a real deal endorsement. This is a conservative leaning district, even though the president won in 2008. Anyway, earlier this year, it was revealed that Geary was cheating on his wife, with a woman who was also married. Lewd texts between them were released. It was a mess. Geary reacted poorly, lashing out…he’s known to have a hot temper.

    Well, the local county republican party got together and decided to no longer support Geary. However, by the time this all went down it was too late to remove him from the ballot as a Republican. So, they plucked a very conservative lawyer, and delegate (which is our state’s version of a member of the House of Reps). This guy’s name is Bill Janis. Janis has not prosecutorial experience, and he was going to have run as an Independent. Cantor gave him tons of money and support. He had to go hard to get his name out.

    Meanwhile, the Democrats finally got their act together and found a good female candidate with tons of prosecutorial experience. She was little known however. She plugged away, though and today is the WINNER!!!! She won handily against both the Republicans in the race, and the best part – DESPITE Cantor’s input and influence.

    Good deal!

  27. November 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Happy to see you’ve ‘recovered’, Ison! 😉 Thanks also that you were able to pick yourself up and continue with your very busy day, and congratulations of the volunteers you recruited. “An awesome day” indeed!

  28. 83 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Ha! Planned Parenthood has named President Obama their biggest “champ” and named Romney, Perry and Steve King their biggest “chumps.!”

    http://www.womenarewatching.org/who-were-watching

  29. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    November 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations Isonprize and your dear son!!! Please accept our thanks to you Isonprize on what you are doing on the ground!! we keep working

  30. 85 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Hmm..seems like more positive news coming our way…from Twitter:

  31. November 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    isonprize,

    What a fabulous moment for you and your son!!

    thanks for sharing!!

  32. November 8, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    MS – INITIATIVE 26 Votes
    Yes 40%
    103,057
    No 60%
    151,786
    43% reporting

  33. 91 isonprize
    November 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    You guys. I’m in tears. Really, I am. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? I was so nervous. I thought, wow, I’ve blown a once in a lifetime event. And consoled myself with the fact that we would always have the experience. And then, I’m scrolling thru TOD and see that Chica has made our little story it’s own link. Then I see the video and the freeze frame. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

    I don’t know how to thank you and all the TODers who have make up this happy little village of Obamabots. WOW, WOW and more WOW!!!! 😀 Cheesy grin will be on my face for a long time… 😀

  34. 103 Marlz (@marjgra)
    November 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That is awesome. . .
    Miss. vote on fertilized eggs has been defeated!
    yeah!!

  35. November 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Oh Isonprize–how great was THAT! Having our gal Chip posting a video of the moment–makes me feel closer to the family–we are here together–one big ol’ family that loves the President (and the First Lady).

  36. November 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    That was exciting to see the President stride right over and shake hands with your son, isonprize!

  37. 107 globalcitizenlinda
    November 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    TOD family, please take in the feelings of joy for ALL the blessings for so many tonight. Celebrate the multiple wins on critical issues to the ordinary people and the Dem Party that President Obama leads.

    During the election year that begun yesterday, we will need to call on this positive energy as we work to re-elect President Obama, turn around the House to Speaker Pelosi and get an Democratic-led Senate that stands and works with President Obama rather than undermining or backstabbing him! Together, this Team can continue to enact policies for a better future and rebuild the economy for all to benefit.

    When you feel tired as you volunteer, please remember how victory tastes and how rejuvinating it can be (like tonight) and press on to victory in 2012!.

    • 108 isonprize
      November 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      GlobalCitizenLinda. You are so right. I am humbled by the attention, but we all must keep on working, Keep on PUSHING!!

      We’ve got WORK TO DO!!

  38. November 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Scott brown says he will need 20% of democrats to vote for him, in order to win!

    Keep dreaming!

    • 110 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      Good luck Mr. Brown….esp. with Liz Warren on the ballot.

    • November 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      perhaps he should have been thinking about that when he was voting NO on PBO’s AJA and it’s various components. Fricking ass.

      • November 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

        You are so right, Lisa. Maybe he will recall that we needed his vote on many important bills in the Senate in order to win for the people of America and POB.

        We will have you remember that in 2012, Senator Brown when Elizabeth Warren get the votes to send her to the Senate, and maybe you can use you truck to help her move into her new office. Now that would be a nice thing to do. Graciously we will work humbly to make it happen.HZ

      • 113 anniebella
        November 9, 2011 at 4:53 am

        lisa, Amen to that.

    • 114 anniebella
      November 9, 2011 at 4:52 am

      Not this time Mr. Brown. I believe Ms. Warren has a good chance in kicking your sorry ass to the curb.

  39. 115 ChristiMtl
    November 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz coming up on LO…..love her!

    • 116 Lorraine
      November 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      I love her, too. President Obama made a great choice. I hope President Obama has a place for Governor Stickland (he is wonderful and I love him on Reverend Al’s show, they have great political chemistry, Bob Shrum is my all time favorite) in his 2nd term.

  40. November 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    MS – INITIATIVE 26 Votes
    Yes 42%
    128,681
    No 58%
    179,914
    49% reporting  

    It’s been called! It is no!

  41. November 8, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Personhood Amendment went down to defeat in Mississippi – AP has called it

    • November 8, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      YAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAY!!!!!!!

    • 126 isonprize
      November 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Wiping sweat off brow!!! Woooo, that was a bit too close for comfort. THANK YOU, MISSIPPI!!

      But WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO!!!

    • 127 ChristiMtl
      November 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      This is so cool!!

      Daniel Hernandez, the Giffords intern who aided her after shooting, was just elected to a local school board in AZ

      • November 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

        I am so happy for him. I think he ran for another office earlier but he was defeated.

        • November 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm

          That is great news. I am so happy for the young people getting so involved and seeing what a difference they can and will make in the political arena for their futures. Especially elated that Mr. Daniel Hernandez was elected to the local school board.

          That is an important voice to have on such an important board within a community. Great, and I pray for wisdom for Mr. Hernandez. Praise and gratefulness.

          We know Gabby Gifford must be elated with the news. I hope so.HZ

        • 130 JoJothecat
          November 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

          That is wonderful news…this is a giant step, I hope to live to see him as Gov some day.

      • November 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

        SWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTT! What wonderful news to read before saying ‘nite ‘nite. God bless all of you.

    • 132 EDP4BHO
      November 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Good riddance to sicko proposals.

  42. 133 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    All in all – a very decent election Tuesday night…and the American people seem to be increasingly aware of what’s at stake , and apparently, most of the DEM voters in Ohio and elsewhere have recognized their mistakes of 2010 and are vowing to make amends and do better to move this country forward. Let’s hope that this spirit continues right thru Nov 6, 2012 and beyond!!!

    • November 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      We hope so hopefruit2. That is the message that POB is taking to the people as well. Look and see what has and is happening. The American people will have a choice in 2012. Do you want this? Or, Do you want that? Let your vote speak. We are ready for the long haul. Boots on and journey has begun!!!! HZ

  43. 138 EDP4BHO
    November 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    A local suburban county in the Philly area just went Dem after more than 45 years. Can we say “Dems on the move” ?

  44. November 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Congratulations to Isonprize and son. So thrilled for the both of you and all your hard work and support of our POTUS! I’ll bet your sonis sooooo thrilled to have met the president. :-))

  45. November 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    DWS redirected LO question about the individualandate, to the decision of the judge upholding the law. He was being a little rude.
    And MM will be on wed night.
    Back to not watching prime time cable shows. Lol!

  46. November 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Looks like we’re gonna hold onto the VA State Senate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  47. November 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Russell Pearce in Arizona RECALLED! :mrgreen:

  48. November 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Omg you all! The polls closed only two hours ago in AZ but with only 22% of votes counted Lewis has beat Russell Pearce by over 67%. Pearce has conceded! Happy Snoopy dance and drinks are obn me! Also the Dem candidate for mayor of Phoenix has beaten the teapotty guy. We are taking Arizona back from the crazies. I’m celebrating and then I’m going to bed!

  49. November 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Press Secretary Jay Carney: “The President congratulates the people of Ohio for standing up for workers and defeating efforts to strip away collective bargaining rights, and commends the teachers, firefighters, nurses, police officers and other workers who took a stand to defend those rights.”

    😉

    This is a seriously GREAT night.

    • November 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I don’t like her analysis because she always makes a metaphor regarding the President.
      Such as, and we don’t need democrats who are tri angulating.

      Well, I say, we don’t need a left wing ideologue, who has a personal problem with the President!

      • 169 Betsy
        November 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

        I don’t understand what happened with her. She was so much fun to watch and was totally for PBO. Why has she turned on him? I don’t get it.

        • November 9, 2011 at 1:02 am

          My personal opinion is these pundits don’t have real convictions. President Obama and his supporters were on fire in 2007 – 2009. So it was to her advantage to play that role. When the firebaggers cooled towards the President because he didn’t deliver their unicorn, she and other pundits fell in line with them. When I tweeted her again, I told her she needs to get a clue. Dems have never marched in lock step. We are a big tent. All Dems are not firebaggers and elites, whom she seems to believe are the only people in the base.

        • November 9, 2011 at 1:58 am

          Horrible Rachel never was for PBO in 2008. She admitted as much in a profile of her in the NYT . .

      • 172 anniebella
        November 9, 2011 at 5:01 am

        ” F ” Rachel Maddow.

  50. November 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Me thinks Rachel maddow is a troll.

    • November 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      I just put my tv on remote while she was talking that same nonsense about giving Dems something to vote for.

      • 175 vero804
        November 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm

        Rachel has always been a concern troll. I hate this idea of voting for something. Sometimes u just average to participate in order to ain’t sin the status quo.

    • 176 Betsy
      November 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

      She didn’t even look happy tonight, why not?

      • 177 anniebella
        November 9, 2011 at 5:06 am

        Maybe she and the Misses had afew nasty words. Who cares about her? As I said before sometimes she is okay and sometimes I can’t stand her at all. Anyway good news for the people of Ohio. I’m sure the Governor is very pleases. Not.

  51. 178 desertflower
    November 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    isonprize….my goodness. What an incredible day you and your beautiful son have had:) I’m so happy for the both of you! Memories for an entire lifetime…and we got to share a bit of that with you through the video….wonderful!

  52. 179 desertflower
    November 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    May I add another bit of great news to the evening…Russell Pearce has been recalled!!! The hateful racist bigot, and force behind SB1070….is NO MORE! Huge, Huge victory for the people of AZ tonight…AND we elected a DEM mayor of PHOENIX!

    • November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      Congrats, Arizona, you are moving in the right direction. 😆

      DF, how did the Quail question and answer go, or are you keeping quiet so as not to spoil tonight’s very upbeat mood? If so, just ignore me… till tomorrow.

      • 181 desertflower
        November 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

        I’ll keep that until tomorrow:) It was…predictable. He spouted the same talking points that I expected he would…but there was some great pushback…I’ll write about it tomorrow….I took about 6 or 7 pages of notes…will be writing him a letter. A lot of what he addressed were issues that pertained to AZ…didn’t get to ask a question….I DID have some interesting conversations with the attendees though:) Have to wait until tomorrow….this one was PRICELESS (and clueless)!!!! Stay tuned.

        • November 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

          Been meaning to tell you I think your happy faces 😆 etc will show if you leave a space around them. That is, don’t put them so close to the preceding &/ succeeding letter. 😉

          ‘attendees though:) Have to wait until tomorrow..’ versus .
          ‘attendees though 🙂 Have to wait until tomorrow..’

        • November 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

          His buddy, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was standing beside him saying, “This is a sad day for AZ.” I’m paraphrasing here, but this is what was reported on Twitter. I could only LMBO! It couldn’t happen to a more deserving individual. I’ve been keeping up with Pearce’s antics for the past two years via Phoenix New Times, and I’ve never seen a more ugly, racist, white supremacist pandering individual in my life. I am so glad the voters in his district rejected his behind.

          • 185 desertflower
            November 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

            Arpaio better watch out. He’s next. This state needs a good spring cleaning! Time to get rid of the riff raff….his time is nearly up…the question is, who kicks his sorry ass out first? The people or the DOJ?

    • 186 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Congrats to AZ! Yeehaw!

    • 187 nathkatun7
      November 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

      Congratulations, desertflower! For me, the fact that people in Arizona voted to get rid of this racist hate monger was the most positive news of the evening. With the election of a Democratic mayor of Phoenix, I see hopeful signs that Arizona might turn blue in 2012.

      • November 9, 2011 at 1:22 am

        Republicans will lose their minds when AZ turns blue. I mean really lose their minds LOL

      • 189 desertflower
        November 9, 2011 at 8:11 am

        Thanks so much,nathkatun! How right you are! I am SO over these hateful, ignorant divisive people I could scream! A BLUE AZ…would make me SO happy! We have so much work to do…so many others to get to take a hike….But Russell Pearce…was an awesome, awesome accomplishment!

    • 190 anniebella
      November 9, 2011 at 5:08 am

      desertflower, Congratulation. I hope these results have Cantor, Boehner, and that ugly bastard McConnell shaking in their boots.

  53. 192 JoJothecat
    November 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    CONGRATULATION OHIO, MS, AND ALL THE DEMS WHO WON TODAY! I AM SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU WHO PHONE BANKED, WALKED, KNOCKED ON DOORS, ETC. WE NEED TO DO THIS IN 2012, 2014, 2016 AND FOR AN ETERNATIY. WE HAVE GOT TO TURN BACK THE DAMAGE THE GOP HAS DONE TO US….NO MORE TRICKLE ANYTHING.

    P.S. CONTRATULATIONS TO ISONPRIZE AND HER VERY HANDSOME SON FOR MEETING THE GREATEST PRESIDENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY!

  54. 193 dotster3
    November 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Don’t know if anyone has mentioned this one—but an important win in Iowa too—–Dem Liz Mathis won the special election for state senate which kept the senate in Dem hands and prevented total control by the Repubs there. She was a great, talented candidate and someone who could have a promising political future. But anyhoo—-another one for the good guys!

  55. 196 a4alice
    November 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    So tomorrow I’m going to mosy over to the OFA after work but I feel like writing some peeps too. What are you guys writing to your senators about?

    Nite

  56. November 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I heard there’s a party going down at Tod’sville…………Yahhhhhhhhhhoooo!!!!
    It’s a celebration for our own Chips being recognized everywhere..Pretty soon ..she may get a tweet signed ~BO 🙂

    It’s a celebration…For Isonprize son’s meeting the President of the United States..What a thrill..so happy for you:-)

    It’s a celebration for: Ohio. MS. Arizona, KY and some (Thank you)

    Celebrate Democracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES WE CAN……PBO ALL THE WAY BABY!!!! AIN’T NO STOPPING US NOW….

    Thank you Lord!!!..I’ve been calling tweeting…writing…stalking Van Jones..lol and all the #Occupy-Ohio..(I am tired but sooooooo happy)

  57. 200 ChristiMtl
    November 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Eclectablog Eclectablog
    Paul Scott has been recalled!!!

  58. 204 jacquelineoboomer
    November 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted here yet, but it’s a pretty telling (and defeatist) piece from the RWNJ blog redstate:

    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/11/08/mitt-romney-as-the-nominee-conservatism-dies-and-barack-obama-wins/

    • November 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Well, they could plug in any name from the clown car and that statement would hold true.

    • November 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

      I detest anything that Erick Erickson has to say. He was on my city council until CNN hired his butt, and he was one divisive, hate mongering, lying, hypocritical SOB. He carried the same BS to CNN. In his post he ignores the role he has played in making the GOP the laughingstock of the nation and the world. No need for him to be crying now since he said the $h!t he said with that stupid smirk on his face. He rode the Tea Party Train to CNN, but he never thought there was a section of track missing ahead that would derail the whole d@mn train. I have no sympathy for Erickson. He’s a truly odious individual.

  59. November 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I’m really excited about AZ tonight- all the other news is awesome too- Maine, Ohio, even MS!! But AZ people have got to be jumping for joy to be rid of Pierce and to now have dem mayors in both Phoenix and Tucson- yahooo!! Congratulations and very well done Democrats. I’m worried though about the voting id requirements that won in MS.. and not sure I understand the ramifications of the ‘Obamacare’ referendum in Ohio.

  60. 216 bonkers
    November 9, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Between the election results and the isonprize story, this is one of the best comment threads ever!

  61. November 9, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Best news of today, that racist punk pearce is gone. Woot, woot, woot,

  62. 219 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    November 9, 2011 at 12:18 am

    HALLELUJAH!! WE WON. OHIO IS CELEBRATING. SB5 (THE ANTI COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW) HAS BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY REPEALED. HAVEN’T POSTED IN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS. BEEN SO BUSY WITH OFA OHIO. I HAD TO WORK TONITE AFTER VOTING SO I COULDN’T BE DOWNTOWN FOR THE VICTORY WATCH PARTY. WE ARE SO EXCITED. ALL OUR MARCHING, PROTESTING, GATHERING SIGNATURES, PETITIONS, PHONEBANKING, CANVANSSING, E-MAILING, AND TWEETING PAID OFF. DEMOCRACY WORKDED TONITE. 😀 WE EVEN ELECTED OUR DEM MAYOR FOR A RECORD 4TH CONSECUTIVE TERM. BITE ON THAT ON KASICH!! WE ARE PRESSING ON TO 2012!! KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! YES WE CAN, YES WE DID, YES WE WILL AGAIN!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!

  63. 231 nintendowii10
    November 9, 2011 at 12:31 am

    A video to add Chips

    ENJOY! 🙂

    • 233 desertflower
      November 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

      I saw this tonight on tv…and I have to say…DWS looked radiant and really beautiful on tv….I adore her.

    • 237 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 9, 2011 at 1:00 am

      Did you guys see the demonstrators in the cold in this clip (about the 4:12 mark) while Debbie was talking? Well I was at that rally in downtown Columbus back in late Febuary. We knew then this is what we had to accomplish now and it paid off. This will reveberate across the nation and send a message to TeaParty Republicans.

    • 238 nathkatun7
      November 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

      Thanks Nintendo for sharing this! DWS was, as always, absolutely brilliant. But, please tell me, why does LO continue trot out Michael Moore? This is the same idiot who is always undermining the Democratic party by siding with unelectable third party candidates or urging people not to vote. The same idiot who hires non union workers.

  64. November 9, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Oh my gosh, what a day!!

    First of all, BIG PROPS to isonprize and your beautiful son. It’s such a thrill to meet PBO and I can’t be happier for you both!!

    The voter turnout and results across this nation have me absolutely ecstatic!!!!!!! Just got in from dinner and am catching up but – WOW, we have done good. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of people calling for change.

    THANKS to all the brilliant people who post here and contribute to our knowledge, determination and passion to work for our beloved President and our party. You enrich my life and my drive to work harder to attain our goals!!!!!! WOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!

  65. November 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Flickr photos of ofa tonight in Maine-

    IMG_0865
  66. November 9, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Gabrielle Giffords intern, Daniel Hernandez, was elected to Tucson,AZ local school board tonight. Hero of that horrific shooting tragedy wins with 62% of the vote.

    PRESS ON

  67. 246 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

    So much good news! Congrats to Ohio, Mississippi, Arizona, Michigan, any other place I may have forgot to mention.

    But special congratulations to you isonprize and your son. What a wonderful day. A day filled with great memories for you and great news all around 🙂

  68. November 9, 2011 at 12:57 am

    That’s so great Isonprize. One day I hope to see the President in person. If not this tern, then the next.

  69. November 9, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Well, I’m off to bed after another TOD’ville informative & fun filled day with lots of online camaraderie and little personal housekeeping! 😉 Thanks Ms Chips, Ison, and you smart Ohioans, Arizonans, and everyone for your contribution!

    By the way, I feel I must add a final reminder that there’s a year lead up to the 2012 election (in case you forgot). That’s 52 weeks, ..362-4 days – a long time to keep a resolution! HOWEVER, being a good, helpful TOD sibling I know a way I can help those who proudly made resolutions tonight. **Psst! Ms Chips, lend me your special rolling pin in case I have need of it later.**

    Sweet dreams, y’all!! 😆 😆

  70. November 9, 2011 at 2:07 am

    And good news from the great state of Maine where the voters overwhelmingly blocked the Republican-passed law to ban same-day voter registration: http://goo.gl/Dqd1c !!!

    Republicans, being thick skulled (or perhaps totally purchased), plan to jump right back on the same horse and try to enact a new voter ID law in Maine.

  71. November 9, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I am grinning from ear-to-ear in great joy at tonight’s electoral successes. I’m so grateful to all of you patriots for keeping hope alive with your hard work and productive camaraderie. Congratulations to you and your very composed and respectful son, isonprize. Most of all I am beaming at the daddy-in-chief as he engages with the children whose potential he is lovingly invested in. Thanks to you all, especially Chips, for helping us to keep hope alive with your positive coverage of the Only Adult In The Room.

  72. November 9, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Pic of the day. Look at all the butthurt on the faces of the two of the vilest racist pigs – pearce and arpaio

    The fucking mouths couldn’t get any thinnah.

  73. November 9, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Dead bat joe walsh going nutz over banks

  74. November 9, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Romney is guaranteed to get 1% of the vote. The other 99% will be a bit more difficult to persuade.

  75. 258 Titti
    November 9, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Wow isonprize what an experience for you guys. You son was so cool, like an ‘old’ pro – meeting the Prez.
    You guys are so inspirational – volunteering and organising, people power. Congratulations on repealing and recalling all these ‘rethugs’ and their deviously inhumane policies.

  76. November 9, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Congratulations isonprize. What a wonderful experience for you and your son. I have never had the pleasure of seeing our President in person. I hope he comes to Phoenix again because I will line up for tickets well in advance if I have to.

  77. November 9, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Looks like bloomberg will be running as a third party candidate.
    He is on morning Joe snd they are gushing all over him.
    He just flip flopped on bush tax cuts, he was for them, now he is against them.
    Hell, the whole morning Joe crew is now saying to get rid of the bush tax cuts.

    How nice!

    • November 9, 2011 at 7:18 am

      You mean the guy who dumped millions in his last mayoral re-election against a not-well known candidate and yet came away with single digit margin ? The guy won’t even win his own state.

    • November 9, 2011 at 7:40 am

      I quit watching those shows in 2007 during the campaign because I refuse to help their ratings. However, I went to bed last night and left my television on MSNBC to hear election results. I woke up this morning to phony Joe Schmoe, Mika and Harold Ford. There is NEVER any genuine praise for Dems — it’s always wishy washy with a but. I scrambled for the remote and shut it off.

    • 267 Linda
      November 9, 2011 at 8:05 am

      I laughed out loud when Joe said the Republicans were offering to raise taxes…. uh….no…they are not…closing loopholes is not raising taxes…

      Also Jeffrey Sachs is Mr. Gloom and Doom….and

      Harold Ford never reveals that he works on Wall Street.

    • November 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

      he’s not running. he has money but he has no base.

  78. November 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Morning Joe, CNN snd fox are largely ignoring the elections last night.
    Ignoring!

    • 271 donna dem 4 obama
      November 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

      I had a feeling that last nights success by the Dems would go completely ignored by the horrible media.

      That’s ok I rather like the idea that they refuse to pay us any attention. OFA had us making hundreds of calls to Ohio on Saturday and canvassing VA neighborhoods for local elections. Our efforts brought about tremendous success across the Nation last night. Everywhere you turned there was a victory for the sensible and a rejection of the extreme. They discount us at their peril and we will make them eat their words a year from now.

      Also, I think something else is going under the radar with the whole Cain fiasco…as much as we may think that its a distraction that is taking the focus off of Mitt what I think it really is doing is making the Independents look at President Obama as the “Adult in the Room”. Some of you know that I am a poll watcher. I just can’t help myself. I’m not concerned about individual polls but I watch his polling trends and he is very slowly trending up. Its happening for two reasons IMO. One, because of the message about Jobs Jobs Jobs. Two, because the public is looking at the Republicans and saying what a mess they are. Cain is bringing them ALL down in the eyes of the public.

      The stars are aligning for this President and with our help we will do it for real in 2012.

      • November 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

        THIS.

        Heading out for my weekly trip to see my mother. Prayers, please. May all of you have a blessed and peace and joy-filled day!

      • November 9, 2011 at 8:06 am

        Go Donna. The R’s overplayed everything and it’s turning people off: positions too extreme, arrogance too overwhelming, presidential candidates too insane and obstructionism on the economy too overblown and unsubtle. They are so wrapped up in their ideology and ego that they are misreading the times and the people. I have always maintained that it’s better to build your armies and your muscle under the radar so that when the time comes, they won’t know what hit them or why.

        • 275 hopefruit2
          November 9, 2011 at 8:27 am

          The Media (left and right) has also played a significant role in encouraging GOP obstructionism by portraying the President as weak and “a loser” every time he tried to negotiate in good faith with the Republicans for the sake of accomplishing beneficial legislation for the country. The MSM plays a very childish and unhelpful game of scoring critical and important issues as a “win” for this side versus a “lose” for that side.The WH press corps are mostly a bunch of spoiled adolescent males (in their 30’s 40’s and 50’s) who feel the overwhelming need to bully the President on their middle school playground with their stupid gotcha questions and empty GOP talking points. Furthermore, the MSM refuses to point out that almost ALL significant legislation was accomplished by bipartisan negotiation, and started off less than ideal only to be improved over time.

    • November 9, 2011 at 7:59 am

      Sure, that’s the right wing media’s approach to life. If you don’t like what happened, pretend it didn’t. If that doesn’t work, lie about it. Makes like simple if you never have to confront reality.

    • 277 hopefruit2
      November 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Last night’s results totally ruins their little narrative that the Democrats and PBO are “toast!” Where is Nate Silver with his “analysis?”

  79. November 9, 2011 at 7:49 am

    House Republican lawmakers want out of Norquist tax pledge
    By Russell Berman and Bernie Becker – 11/09/11 05:00 AM ET
    Grover Norquist’s grip on the House Republican Conference is loosening.

    A growing number of GOP lawmakers have disavowed Norquist’s pledge against supporting tax increases in recent days, telling The Hill they no longer feel bound to uphold a document that they signed, in some cases, more than a decade ago.

    Norquist’s advocacy group, Americans for Tax Reform, lists 238 House signers of its Taxpayer Protection Pledge, but several House Republicans, and at least one Democrat, now say the anti-tax group is being deceptive and want their names taken off the list.

    • 279 hopefruit2
      November 9, 2011 at 8:05 am

      They must see the writing on the wall with the elections coming up in 2012 and their constituents vowing to vote them out of office. The fear of losing one’s cushy job can be a powerful motivator – if nothing else.

  80. November 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

    How slow a learner do you have to be if it takes ten years to figure out you’ve painted yourself into a corner?

  81. November 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Virginia voter turnout was meek. The last state senator that needs provisional ballots counted, is 86 votes in the balance.
    Right now, the republican is ahead… Let’s hope the provisional ballots come out for the democrat, otherwise, Virginia state senate gets flipped!
    Anyways…

    • 282 donna dem 4 obama
      November 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

      Fortunately we registered a ton of new voters in 2008. Unfortunately those voters are “Obama Voters Only”. They’ll be back in 2012 to vote for the President but we struggle to get these people to understand the importance of local elections. They just don’t have a sense of urgency to get to the voting booth in off year elections. I acually had several people tell me when I canvassed in 2009 for the Governors race in Va. that they voted last year for Obama and they are not voting in these other races. Also, Va has 6% unemployment. The state is thriving and doing well and their Governor is popular. If he goes extreme there will be pushback but for now he is winning them over. The thing that will help us next year is having the President on the ballot and Kaine running for Senator (he is very well liked in the State).

      • 283 cathy2va
        November 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

        You are right Donna dem. I voted and the ballot was deceptive — no R or D next to the names! It’s a good thing I viewed a sample ballot online before leaving work or I would not of knew who was who on the ballot! Will work hard next year to help the President win in VA and to send Kaine to the Senate.

  82. 284 hopefruit2
    November 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Bill Clinton recants part of his new book – the part that was reportedly critical of President Obama.

    // Former president Bill Clinton announced Tuesday night that he is trying once daily to say out loud “either ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I was wrong.’”
    “I think it would be therapeutic for everyone in Washington” to do the same, Clinton advised, as a corrective to the self-righteousness and misplaced certitude he believes contributes to the overzealous partisanship afflicting the capital. To set a positive example, Clinton explained to an audience at the New York Historical Society, he is recanting a passage in his new book that has been widely interpreted as criticism of President Barack Obama.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67932.html#ixzz1dDIxH5JV

    • 285 Linda
      November 9, 2011 at 8:24 am

      So the former President did not know how the Senate works ? I call BS on Clinton….

    • 286 halo
      November 9, 2011 at 8:51 am

      You should have seen Jon Stewart sucking up to Bill Clinton. Everything thye talked about, PBO had already done, has proposed, and is still proposing each and eveyr day. It was disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.

    • November 9, 2011 at 10:30 am

      ‘Bill Clinton announced Tuesday night that he is trying once daily to say out loud “either ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I was wrong.’”
      I wonder WHEN this effort started. Obviously not soon enough to stop his self-righteous certitude from seeping into his book!

      ‘he is recanting a passage in his new book that has been widely interpreted as criticism of President Barack Obama.’
      My interpretation = The unexpected and repeated push-back by PBO’s supporters got his attention?

      ‘I think it would be therapeutic for everyone in Washington” to do the same’

      So instead of standing up manfully and admitting HE was wrong in his criticism, he wants company from ‘everyone in Washington’ now as he tries to retract. In effect saying, I had the unthinking arrogance to loudly tout what I would do in PBO’s place, but not enough courage and integrity to admit that the way *I* did it was wrong and untimely.

      Even in his recanting he’s trying to make himself look superior by setting ‘a positive example’. Ugh!
      (Sure hope that over the last few days I haven’t revealed how I really feel about #42.)

      I wonder if my President gave Bill a sample of the PBO ‘corrective’? Given my President’s maturity, wisdom, AND respect for the Dem. Party he probably did it quietly and personally……THIS TIME. 😉

      • 288 nospin
        November 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        “So instead of standing up manfully and admitting HE was wrong in his criticism, he wants company from ‘everyone in Washington’ now as he tries to retract. In effect saying, I had the unthinking arrogance to loudly tout what I would do in PBO’s place, but not enough courage and integrity to admit that the way *I* did it was wrong ”

        well said vcprezofan2

  83. November 9, 2011 at 8:20 am

    ****************************************************
    One person who should be feeling particularly good about last night’s election results in Ohio is Barack Obama. On our weekend poll, which got the final result of Issue 2 correct to within a point, Obama led all of his Republican opponents in the state by margins ranging from 9-17 points.  After a very tough year for Democrats in Ohio in 2010, things are looking up.
    Obama led Mitt Romney 50-41 on our poll. He was up 11 points on Herman Cain at 50-39, 13 on Newt Gingrich at 51-38, 14 on Ron Paul at 50-36, 14 on Michele Bachmann at 51-37 and a whooping 17 points on Rick Perry at 53-36. It used to be Sarah Palin’s numbers that we compared to Barry Goldwater, but Perry’s deficit would represent the largest Republican defeat in Ohio since 1964.
    The biggest thing Obama has going for him right now is an extremely unified Democratic base. Obama gets 88-92% of his party’s vote against the six Republican candidates.  What makes that particularly notable is that his approval rating with Democratic voters is actually only 73%. But these numbers suggest that when election time comes around the party base will get around Obama whether they’re totally thrilled with him or not, and that’s a very good sign for his reelection prospects.
    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/11/obama-up-big-in-ohio.html

    • 290 donna dem 4 obama
      November 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

      Shhhhhh….we don’t want anyone to know but President Obama is winning. Keep it our little secret and let the media keep telling us he is “toast”.

    • 291 hopefruit2
      November 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

      But, but, but…Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell told me

  84. 292 Linda
    November 9, 2011 at 8:40 am

    A great day for Democrats….Ain’t no stoppin’ us now

    • November 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Oh, thanks, Linda! I LOVE this! I keep wishing someone with tech savvy would make an Obama/campaign 2012 video with this song. It’s so upbeat and the words are so apropos. I was actually humming it last night when all the good news was coming in. 😆 😀 I’ll just keep dreaming that soon someone will use it to make one of our go-to-bed-happy Obama videos.


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