the gop debates in 68 seconds



My forecast:



Bye bye Rick….

The Guardian: “I think all of us felt very bad for him,” says Michele Bachmann to Greta Van Susteren. Sympathy from Michele Bachmann? That’s got to hurt.


The Guardian: Cain just referred to Nancy Pelosi, the then Speaker of the House, as “Princess Nancy”. He really does have a problem with women, doesn’t he?


The Guardian: Now that Newt Gingrich has moved from single digit poll figures around 14% and a third-place slot, maybe he will come under more media scrutiny.

Interesting when he was asked about his role with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose reckless lending was the catalyst for the slump. Although Gingrich is a critic of government involvement and a champion of cutting regulation……

….. he worked as a consultant for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking $300,000 in fees.

Many or all of the consultants were employed to block government regulation. How’s Gingrich square this? He claimed tonight he had advised them to stop handing mortgages to people with poor credit ratings and they had ignored his advice. Anyone around in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at the time that can corroborate this version?


President Obama at the National Women’s Law Center’s Annual Awards dinner in Washington, Nov. 9

237 Responses to “the gop debates in 68 seconds”

  1. 1 nintendowii10
    November 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Not one of these clowns matches up to PBO!

    • 2 dotster3
      November 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      The understatement of the year!

    • 3 Eleroy
      November 10, 2011 at 1:53 am

      They are all pathetic!!!

      This is who the media would have us believe are forces to be reckoned with, good for this country and laughably and incredulously, are preferrable to President Obama!!!


      Not one of these people can hold a candle to our great President. They are not even worthy to breathe the same air as President Obama!!!

    • 4 relellit
      November 10, 2011 at 8:22 am


      You are so right none of these clowns are qualified to hold PBO’s umbrella; especially that brain fart Rick Perry !

      It’s definitely exit stage left time for that simple Rick Perry. The laughable, Snagglepuss, Gov. Killer-in- Chief Rick Perry better get some ginkgo biloba so the he can focus on how to run his Texas.

      Worse all these carnival barkers have the nerve to call our President clueless.

      ROFWL 😆

  2. November 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    The President of Penn State and Joe Paterno were fired – effective immediately

    • 7 dotster3
      November 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Good. When you think about the total disregard by all concerned for witnessed crimes and for the safety and well-being of young boys over many years, it is just hard to believe. There was no sense of urgency or decency, a complete failure of legal and moral responsibility.

      • November 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm

        Well said, doster3. The whole situation is just surreal. It’s is absolutely unbelieveable and the university’s involvement in this horrific human tragedy is just unacceptable.

      • 9 JoJothecat
        November 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

        What’s also hard to believe are the students tonight are calling for Joe Paterno to not be fired….what is wrong with these students? They prefer “football” over the crimes against innocent children. No Joe did not commit the crimes but he knew his friend had and looked the other way. That is a crime.

        • November 10, 2011 at 1:09 am

          Right, JoJothecat. And so far, JoePa seems to feel that he has been wronged: He feels Penn State should have allowed him to “retire with dignity.” Where was the dignity shown for all those innocent boys? Un-freaking-believable!

    • November 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      Good. What happened on that campus was just despicable. There’s no excuse for anyone involved.

      • 13 Eleroy
        November 10, 2011 at 1:45 am

        It was truly despicable!!! I did not sleep last night thinking about those poor, vulnerable, bewildered young kids.

        They must all be so traumatized. I know I’ve been for them!!!

    • November 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Hes a pig, I can’t imagine what a crappy nasty boss he must be, especially for women. I’ve had some assine, sexist bosses over the years, and he just seems so familiar in that way they all had… arrogant, self indulgent, mean. Of course I get the same vibe from all those ‘candidates’.. trashy the lot of them.

      • November 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm

        I think Cain is a Clarence Thomas clone. I believed Anita Hill then I believe her now. I really don’t think 4-5 women are lying about Cain. One maybe – 4 not hardly.

        • 17 Obama Grandmama
          November 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm

          Four women, two that were paid off and signed to not speak about it, and two others that were not paid but were harrassed. There was also a man that witnessed a scene of inappropriate behavior in a restaurant with Cain towards a waitress (I believe). It was shown on one of the MSNBC shows prior to the woman named Karen that spoke out.

      • 18 JoJothecat
        November 10, 2011 at 12:08 am

        sherijr, Cain reminds me of a Health teacher I had back in 1975 at the community college. He was AA and hated all women especially the white females that challenged and spoke back to him. In class he had the nerve to say that he believe that woman got breast cancer because they wore bras that were too small.

    • 19 FiredUpInCA
      November 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      He’s running for pundit not President. Princess Nancy is not how a President would address the Speaker of the House. He needs to join a conservative speaker’s bureau and tour the country. He can now cross out Run for President of his To Do list and kindly exit the scene since we have serious matters to attend to that are more important than his Koch-funded performance piece.

      • November 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm

        In three years we’ve never heard POTUS refer to anyone rudely. This bunch is so classless.. but then so was John McCain and his Palin prodigy.. there’s nothing they wouldn’t say or do either.

      • November 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

        Really, to my mind that is all he’s been running for from the get go. He knows he will never be president of this country, ever.

      • 22 HZ
        November 10, 2011 at 1:55 am

        That told me even more about Mr. Cain. He seems to be an angry old man who does not appreciate the beauty of life as a decent human being.

        His comment about Nancy Pelosi was so out of line and disrespectful to her that it gave me all that I needed to close the chapter on this man. He has issues ,(as my students would say). and the sooner he gets off of the stage and go home and search his heart and take care of those issues, the better his world will be within.

        I do not expect Mr. Cain to be anything but the big distraction that he intended to be and is becoming more and more each. I am tired of his behavior.

        I am grateful that we will not be listening or looking at any of those people in that bunch for our President of the United States. They all seem to come across as mean spirited, ugly, shameful people. I do not wish any of them upon the beautiful minds of the young beautiful, hardworking, dedicated, and focus forward thinking young citizens of our future. I will do all that is within my strength, and human power to work as hard as I can to help reelect President Obama for my young people and older alike.HZ

    • 23 GGail
      November 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm


    • 26 nospin
      November 10, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      I don’t see the big deal about the reference to Princess Nancy.

      I interpreted Cain meant that as Princess she decreed that she wanted what she wanted when she wanted it.

      Women have been called worse things than “Princess” This one wasn’t a big deal.

  3. 27 utaustinliberal
    November 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    President of Penn State Spanier and Joe Paterno fired. Effective immediately.

    • 28 Mel
      November 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      The country do not give a fuck about child molesters so let’s focus on the issues shall we Jobs, Jobs.
      and many more issues, yes I watcheched the GOP clowns debates i just want to see by myself what
      a joke of fuckers they are ptretty disgusting and let’s move on..

      • 29 prettyfoot58
        November 10, 2011 at 6:10 am

        Mel….we live in a culture that will look the other way when Men abuse children as in the Penn State tragedy….and we in a culture that does not take serious the allegations of sexual abuse againsst women…..

        why is that…

        the cover-up lasted 9 yrs….9 years…

        Clarence Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court…..Cain is still a contender for the Repuiblican nomination….

        it is a concern that our society does not value it’s children or women…..

      • 30 nospin
        November 10, 2011 at 12:10 pm

        I care about child molesters. It is possible to focus on multiple issues at the same time and demand retribution for what happened to those kids.

        My hope is that a full investigation allows all the perpetrators to be tried and brought to justice. I pray for those boys because how do you erase that?

  4. November 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Ha, that video is very funny.. the voice on Perry is perfecto! Looking forward to POTUS’s speech again, as when I was watching it live, it kept starting / stopping online.. I never know if thats my computer or the whitehouse site.. but man it is annoying.

  5. 33 FiredUpInCA
    November 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    That 68 seconds video is perfect. I didn’t watch the debate but 68 seconds is about all I can stand of any of these clowns. Well done.

  6. 37 utaustinliberal
    November 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    About damn time people started facing the consequences at Penn State. Children were raped and molested and these stupid students are protesting the firing of Joe Paterno. Do they not think about the children whose lives were irreparably harmed? The students disgust me.

    • 38 GOVCHRIS1988
      November 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      Seriously, that school’s reputation just shot down because of that. Hell, I not only expect a civil suit and a federal suit, but enrollment there to drop precipitously.

    • 39 Me4obama
      November 9, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      They disgust me. What is wrong with them :rolls:

      • 40 anniebella
        November 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm

        I want the students to go show some support to those young men and their family. How old are the alleged victims now?

        • 41 jacquelineoboomer
          November 9, 2011 at 11:44 pm

          It’s just unbelievable that people actually caught the guy IN THE ACT and did not intervene. I just cannot picture not stopping it while it was happening, much less not reporting it to the authorities.

          • 42 JoJothecat
            November 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

            What is more troubling is that the University Police heard him admit the abuse to one of the kids’ parents, reported it to the PA Public Welfare and the Dist Attorney closed the case with no follow up in 1998. The school and the state put football before the welfare of children.

            • 43 jacquelineoboomer
              November 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

              I’m for college sports and community support and all that, up to a point, but this is what happens when it goes too far. Unfortunately for the young victims, this wasn’t a game. Breaks my heart. Why didn’t it break the hearts of the coaches and administrators and campus police and PA Public Welfare workers and the District Attorney, not to mention the fact it was AGAINST THE LAW?

    • 44 theo67
      November 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      It’s because sports people now seem to be able to get away with anything, and they’re still held up as heroes. Look at Kobe Bryant – still named MVP, still captain, still on the national team, still interviewed. With role models like the rich fat cat Republicans or these sports “heroes”, it’s frightening to think of what values the next generation will hold dear.

      • November 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

        That’s exactly right, Theo. We “honor” people who are good at a game, but we don’t honor people with integrity. If one person had had the courage to stop the abuse and stand up for the children, that person would have been my hero.

  7. November 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    and allegedly from CNN students are out according to CNN reporter that the students are yelling “support” for Coach Joe P and allegedly “upset” that coach was let go.

    Ughh, our freakin’ young people are stupid today!

    • 47 FiredUpInCA
      November 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Not all young people are as seriously misguided as this group thankfully but I must admit it’s still depressing to see this:

      “RT @Ben_Jones88: Students surrounding Paterno shrine. Pictures and tears all around. http://twitpic.com/7clu3m

      I’m thinking, are you serious? Tears for him? Seriously that’s who your tears are for? This is what gets you riled up out of your bed into activism? Give me a freaking break.

      • November 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

        The students have been encouraged to see sports success as all-important. They see the football supporter flags all over the state and it makes them proud. I think they see their self-pride shattered and can’t see beyond that at this point. I hope they enlarge their understanding before they become parents themselves, or, God help us.

    • November 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      Soon, they will say Obama caved! And he broke his promise! Of course, it makes no sense, but they say that about everything.
      Lots of energy, misdirected anger!

    • 50 Mel
      November 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Did any body watched Sunday with Farred Zakarias, when he interviewed Bill Gates on education
      and Secretary of Education Duncan . The Education in this country is so bad that China, India Indonesia
      and many other countries are ahead of our children here. Education, Education, Education that’s, what
      we need right now, I just sick and tired of ignorance,

  8. 51 vitaminlover
    November 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    They all look like unprofessional clowns. Meanwhile Our Beloved President continues on in such confidence and peace. What a most excellent guy. His photos look so cool and neat while the contending clowns look and sound like they are desperately clutching at straws.

    • 52 Eleroy
      November 10, 2011 at 2:25 am

      Hear, hear vitaminlover!!!

      Americans ought to be embarrassed having the world see all this nonsense play out!!!

      I saw Michael Moore on Lawrence’s show making a last ditch effort to push the son of his dear, dear friend, little Jon Huntsman!!!

      Michael Moore who claims to be anti-corporate greed, anti-pollution, etc. embraces Jon effing Huntsman whose family and company pollutes and grab-grabs right alongside the Koch brothers!!!

      But Michael Moore is only a purist where Barack Obama is concerned!!! President Obama delivers 92% but it isn’t good enough for Michael Moore. But Jon Hunstman manages a random sane thought on a debate stage with other morons and Michael swoons!!!

      Afterall lookie here, Jon Hunstman used the big word “efficacious” during the debate. Swoon. All is well with the world!!! Boo hoo, why won’t the republicans consider Michael Moore’s funding source, Jon Hunstman???

  9. November 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Chipsticks, that is the best video EVER of those liars/idiots. lmao!!!

    • November 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Agree, it’s sidesplitting funny. And it says it all. Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless all of them. That we’re not going to endure a Gingrich boomlet is just too depressing for words. One look at him is one too many,

  10. November 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    My goodness, this is tooooo funny. Any American who votes for any of these people should have their heads examined. I don’t remember, in all my years of voting, witnessing this craziness of potential presidents.

  11. November 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I’m sorry, but this display by the kids at Penn State does NOTHING for the reputation of the school. It’s just proof of how narcissistic kids today really are.

    This shit is about more than a freakin’ football coach and they are NOT doing the university’s rep any good.

    • 58 utaustinliberal
      November 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      I’m a college student lamh34 and it DISGUSTS me too. Kids were raped and molested as far back as 1999 (as far as we know), there were witnesses and they all covered it up. These are lives of young people who are irreparably harmed and these foolish Penn State students are protesting? Because of football? I know that college football is a big deal and because it brings lots of money for colleges, a lot of infractions are swept under the rug or ignored; but this is not just some minor infraction. This is molestation, rape, and sexual abuse of boys as young as ten. Time and time again people reported these sick occurrences and no charges were filed. It’s sickening and those students protesting are unconscionable cretins.

  12. November 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Brought to you by Obama for America…..Cool Site!!!

    The GOP candidates debated in Michigan—and we made them pay every time they used words like “Obamacare” or “class warfare.” Check out our list of their most frequently used terms.


    • 60 FiredUpInCA
      November 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      This is one thing that I love about the Obama campaign and Presidency. Their rapid responses are so well done — and so rapid!

  13. 61 AnitaW
    November 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Here’s hoping the 68 second video and the Rick Perry meltdown go viral.

  14. 62 Me4obama
    November 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 I can’t Breath

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 ROFLMAO

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 OMGggggggh

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    Ok Ithis is the best I have laughed in a long time. 😆 😆 😆 😆

    GOP Debate in 68 seconds. 😆 😆 😆 😆

  15. 63 anniebella
    November 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Chipsticks, I am getting ready for bed laughing . That gop debate in 68 seconds were just so funny, funny, funny.

    • 65 FiredUpInCA
      November 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      This video is no doubt being played on endless loop in two camps.

      The Romney camp is rewinding it over and over while laughing and rolliing on the floor all night. The Perry camp is playing it over in sad disgust as they brainstorm how to spin it.

      They can’t blame the liberal media. This was CNBC. They can’t blame strategic editing. This was live. They can’t blame Romney. He could name what he’d hatchet.

      I imagine Gingrich is gloating about all the staffers that fled his campaign for Perry.

      All of this scandal and meltdown, and the current President hasn’t even started campaigning yet.

    • 66 Mel
      November 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Fuck you Perry I’am glad most of my grand children speak 3 and 4 langauges and most of the
      study in Europe and Japan so Fuck you perry your children can not compete in the 21st
      Century with mine.

    • 67 GGail
      November 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      I feel sorry for this bunch.

      Is this the BEST they got?

      That portion showing Rick Perry flub his answer – even with the moderator looking at him – and he still can’t finish his statement is PRICELESS!

      Oh I hope this goes viral !!!!

      • 68 JoJothecat
        November 10, 2011 at 12:26 am

        Remember during one of the DEM debates in 2008 and Bill Richardson drew a blank on a topic and then candidate Obama whispered it to him? Bill Richardson thanked him later for rescuring him from what would be a “Perry” moment. Noticed NOT ONE of his fellow candidates came to his rescue? Tells alot about this party.

    • 69 Eleroy
      November 10, 2011 at 2:31 am

      Don’t underestimate the idiocy of some of our fellow citizens!!!

      This is afterall the country that gave you two terms of George Bush and whooped and cheered him on at the 911 memorial!!!

      Never underestimate the blinding hate of the close-minded, the racists and the greedy!!!

  16. November 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Oh Chips that video is great. Wish some bold Dem ad agency would use it as an ad on the TeeVee 🙂

  17. November 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Remains of war dead dumped in landfill
    (Page 1 of 9)
    Craig Whitlock
    Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011

    The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops’ remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, a practice that officials have since abandoned in favor of burial at sea.

    The Dover, Del., mortuary, the main point of entry for the nation’s war dead and the target of federal investigations of alleged mishandling of remains, engaged in the practice from 2003 to 2008, according to Air Force officials. The manner of disposal was not disclosed to relatives of fallen service members.

    Air Force officials acknowledged the practice Wednesday in response to inquiries from The Washington Post. They said the procedure was limited to fragments or portions of body parts that were unable to be identified at first or were later recovered from the battlefield, and which family members had said could be disposed of by the military.

    Lt. Gen. Darrell G. Jones, the Air Force’s deputy chief for personnel, said the body parts were cremated, then incinerated, and then taken to a landfill by a military contractor. He likened the procedure to the disposal of medical waste.

    Jones also could not estimate how many body parts were handled in this way. “That was the common practice at the time, and since then our practices have improved,” he said.


    Notice the dates. Because, that is important!

    • 72 PurpleShoesLA
      November 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

      What in the holy F?? This just made me sick to my stomach and angry at the same time. So, the final insult to our fallen soldiers during Dubya’s rein, burn ’em and dump ’em in the landfill and don’t tell the family members who gave their consent exactly HOW their loved one’s remains were being disposed of. Really despicable.

  18. 73 Bobfr
    November 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    America Will Never Forget, Mitt – You turned your back on the people of Detroit in their hour of need. Fortunately, President Obama didn’t.


  19. 74 smoothscotch
    November 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Someone on another thread had the link to Perry’s utube moment. Watched it, priceless!

  20. November 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    A sports reporter on CNN said that this could have been avoided if Joe P had not forced the Boards hands, by not stepping down on his own and I agree with that. It was a “bitch ass” move what he did years ago, and it was a “bitch ass” move by not stepping down on his own.

    • 78 JoJothecat
      November 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

      I think the Attorney General needs to investigate the PA district attorney who closed the case in 1998 after the Penn State police heard the molester admit to his crime and told the PA Dept of Public Welfare and they told the D.A.

      • November 10, 2011 at 1:22 am

        I believe I read somewhere that the D.A. at that time “disappeared” after 2005 and was pronounced “legally dead” in July. Interestingly also, a temporary janitor who alledgedly witnessed the same assistant coach rape a boy in the shower at Penn State in 1997 and who reported what he saw to his supervisor now lives in a nursing home and reportedly has dementia.


        “Ray Gricar: Declared legally dead in July, Gricar was the Centre County district attorney from 1985 to 2005, when he disappeared. He chose not to prosecute Sandusky in 1998 after allegations of inappropriate contact with young boys surfaced. The decision helped to end a police investigation into the report” . . .

        “Jim Calhoun: A temporary worker whose job as a janitor at Penn State lasted only eight months, Calhoun told co-workers and a supervisor in 2000 that he witnessed Sandusky engaging in sexual activity with a boy in a campus locker-room shower. Several staff members later said that Calhoun, a veteran of the Korean War, was visibly shaken by what he reported seeing. He now resides in an assisted living facility and reportedly has dementia.”

  21. 80 globalcitizenlinda
    November 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I think TODers who have all kinds of electonic forums such as Twitter accounts should make the insult to Speaker Pelosi by Cain who called her “Princess Pelosi” trend so that he can be held accountable for this behavior

  22. November 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    A bunch of stuff added to the post, including:

    The Guardian: Now that Newt Gingrich has moved from single digit poll figures around 14% and a third-place slot, maybe he will come under more media scrutiny.

    Interesting when he was asked about his role with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose reckless lending was the catalyst for the slump. Although Gingrich is a critic of government involvement and a champion of cutting regulation……

    ….. he worked as a consultant for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking $300,000 in fees.

    Many or all of the consultants were employed to block government regulation. How’s Gingrich square this? He claimed tonight he had advised them to stop handing mortgages to people with poor credit ratings and they had ignored his advice. Anyone around in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at the time that can corroborate this version?

    • 82 JoJothecat
      November 10, 2011 at 12:43 am

      How convenient of Newtered. However when states tried to intervene with these questionable mortgage practices the Bush/Cheney administration but the kabash on it. Newtered is a liar.

    • November 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

      There were many catalysts for the 2008 financial meltdown and many forces at work. The housing industry was just one of them, not THE catalyst as the Guardian says. Gingrich could not have given this advice about handing mortgages to people since Fannie and Freddie DO NOT make mortgages. They buy mortgages from lenders, package them and sell them as securities in the market. I’m not sure which of the two agencies he advised, but it could not have been both since they have always been rivals. If this does surface as a serious issue, there are tons of people who could set the record straight. In any event his advice must have been worthless since Fannie and Freddie are now defacto government agencies.

  23. 84 GGail
    November 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    And the Academy Award for best video “the gop debates in 60 seconds” goes to…..(drum roll please)……..CHIPSTICKS!!!!!!

    That video had me hollaring, laughing, crying and peeing!!!!!!!!


  24. 85 Bobfr
    November 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Superb Chipsticks!!!!

    Gave you a little tweetout 🙂

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    The best that the #KOCHMAFIAGOP has to offer – in 68 secs youtube.com/watch?v=HC0FsB…! BRAVO Chips!!! theobamadiary.com/2011/11/09/the… #OBAMA2012 #PRESSON


  25. November 9, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Halperins grades! Lol! Sadly, it’s not to far off.

  26. November 9, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    That video really is a thing of beauty, Chips. You continue to impress and entertain.

  27. November 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Perrys memory problems is just nerves. Remember that time when Jan Brewer was asked a question in the debate, and she looked at the camera for 25 seconds and said nada?

    • November 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

      It’s also possible there’s something the matter with Perry and he needs medical attention. His family would do him a favor if they got him a complete brain scan. His meltdowns just don’t seem normal to me. Older people may remember the beautiful Rita Hayworth who developed Alzheimers in her forties and had to have cue cards so she could say her lines during a scene. I’m no doctor, but these repeated disasters would cause me to worry if, God forbid, I was a member of his family.

  28. 94 dotster3
    November 9, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Pelosi is on Jon Stewart—-she is great, but he is a turd. He’s doing most of the talking, will not allow her to make her point. When she says something that gets big applause from the audience, he cuts her down. He is obsessed with criticizing Democrats, slamming everything. I don’t remember anything like this with his repub guests. He was almost always slobbering over them in comparison. I think he’s a real jerk.

    • November 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      I have a friend that watches fox news and bill o the clown- he loves John Stewart and loves when he goes off on democrats.
      Their is your answer- ratings from the fox news peeps.

    • 96 Me4obama
      November 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      Dotser3 I watched Nancy Peolosi on the Daily show with stewart and he treated her so baaad, she would have gotten better reception on Fox News. I think the audience also gave Stewart a liitle boo and cold applause when he made that unnecessary dig at PBO about turning “hope into disappointment” I only tuned in to see Nancy and am back to NOT watching him again.

      • 97 jacquelineoboomer
        November 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        I haven’t watched him in about a year, and I used to really like him. Stephen Colbert is so much better.

      • 103 SueBee
        November 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

        Last night when he interviewed Bill Clinton, the first thing he said was maybe Clinton should give Obama a copy of the book. That really really bothered me.

        • November 10, 2011 at 12:42 am

          What has PBO ever done to Stewart to make him hate him so much and for him to continue ignoring PBO’s accomplishments and everything he has done? I am just curious. I hope PBO never appear on his show again.

        • November 10, 2011 at 12:56 am

          Everything in that book was either attempted, suggested or done by the Obama administration. Stewart can go shove it. He really is an asshole.

    • 106 FiredUpInCA
      November 10, 2011 at 12:04 am

      He used to be a hero to me. But immediately after the ‘Rally to Do Nothing but Prove That He Could Attract A Crowd as Large As Glen Beck’ he did an interview with Rachel Maddow that just turned me sour on him. He wouldn’t consider any criticism of his comparing Fox to MSNBC, he constantly cut Rachel Maddow off and he is obsessed with false equivalency and I don’t have any time for it in serious times like these.

      To still be shilling that falsehood–that both parties are the same–is malpractice when you have a public forum and a large following like he does.

      I want to like him but I can’t anymore.

      He’s not up to the task of being a fair, even-handed and accurate observer as he claims to be. When called on it, he runs behind the excuse of “I’m just a clown.”

      We have got lots of important work to do. There are no other political considerations more important than returning the speaker gavel to Nancy Pelosi, holding the senate and re-electing President Obama.

      Stewart isn’t about that, therefore I am not about him.

      • November 10, 2011 at 12:26 am

        I agree with every word! I use to love the Daily Show, but no more. Ego has gone to Stewarts head. So disrespectful of our Nancy.
        Shame on you Mr Stewart!

        • 108 JoJothecat
          November 10, 2011 at 12:50 am

          Thanks for the heads up….I won’t watch Daily Sh#t tonight. I’ll watch the local news then turn on the Colbert show.

      • 109 Eleroy
        November 10, 2011 at 2:49 am

        Jon Stewart is a certified racist asshole with a massive chip on his shoulder!!!

        He is small, insecure, petty, spiteful, jealous and dishonest!!!

        In time he will get what is coming to him. Karma, bitch, karma!!!

        • November 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

          It’s been years since I watched Stewart. He started this anti-democrat stuff when Kerry was running for president and that’s about when I had enough of him. I think his show lost it’s edge when Colbert started is own show. Colbert gave Stewart the sharpness and also the balance. I hear of so many Democrats who watch him regularly and I ask why? He’s not funny and he’s not on your side.

  29. November 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Chips maybe you can copy write the 68 second video and send it to SNL and get paid 🙂

  30. 119 Obama Grandmama
    November 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I thought it was funny when Romney was asked about his inconsistencies and he used belonging to one church his whole life and stated how many years he had been married to one woman and stated the wrong number of years and then corrected it. The flub on the number of years married seemed in line with the normal flip flops he commits.

  31. 120 Me4obama
    November 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Good night my TOD Family “OOPS”

  32. 121 GGail
    November 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    CNN: Will Oops’ be Perry’s campaign epitaph?

    MSNBC: Oops’ Perry gaffe overshadows at debate

  33. 122 desertflower
    November 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I’m back from the lacrosse game! Seems Like I missed A LOT OF CRAZY tonight!! Opps! and “Princess Nancy” great asshole…keep dissing women, that’s good. Think Progress has the facts of the stupid statements…. and I have THIS!

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/11/09/poll-itics-president-obama-leading-every-republican-opponent-in-ohio/ By A LOT!

  34. November 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Hmph. They’re using MY “Texas Toast” handle to describe Rick Oops Perry MSNBC. I should be on teevee. LOL!

  35. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    November 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Just saw the photo here of President Obama doing the big wave – looks like some tiny little person standing behind him, holding his arm.

    Too cute!

  36. 128 FiredUpInCA
    November 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Rick Perry oozes with statesmanship and preparation for Presidency of the United States. :-|:

    “Immediately after the debate, the governor told members of the media who had gathered in the “spin room” that he had “stepped in it out there.”

    Taking full responsibility for his slip-up, Perry went on to say, “I stepped in it man, it was embarrassing, of course it was.”

    Trying to get the conversation back to his message Perry told reporters, “the bottom line is I may have forgotten energy but I haven’t forgotten my conservative principles” adding, “I’ll be in SC on Saturday and hopefully I’ll remember the energy department.”


  37. November 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I am glad to see former Obama people on the news shows and get jobs there.
    Jen Psaki was just on the Ed show. Former WH deputy communications director under Dan pfeifer.
    She is listed as a democratic strategists.

    This is what the bush people do, glad the Obama people are giving them some of their own medicine.

  38. November 9, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Looks like Gingrich is next in line for GOP frontrunner. Just in time for Iowa caucus.

    Me thinks, Romney is releasing all this garbage in his foes. Quietly!

  39. November 9, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I just read on Twitter that Reggie Love is leaving at the end of the year. If this is true 😦

    • 133 jacquelineoboomer
      November 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Can’t say I blame him, in a way, because think of the pace! But – otherwise – oh no!!!!

      • November 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

        I said the same thing. Keeping up with President Obama must be exhausting.

        • 135 HZ
          November 10, 2011 at 2:17 am

          I can’t see POB standing in the way of the future plans of any of the gifted young people who are currently working for him. What an honor and a beautiful historic pleasure for all of them.

          I know that when Katie , POB’s personal left to go back to school and get her law degree, I felt sad, but as I observe POB, he loves to see young people move on and pursue their dreams. Remember these are the future, young people who have had great opportunities to be in the presence of one of the greatest, productive, intelligent, caring, compassionate, and generous Presidents that some of us have seen in our lifetime, surely mine.

          I see these young people moving on being inspired by POB to become great diplomats, Secretary of State, Defense, Military Advisors, Sec. of Education, Health, Verterans Affairs, EPA Administrators, Presidents, Treasury Sec., just great leaders having been just in the presence of such a wonderful person as President Barack Obama. I can only see him as the greatest encourager for any of them.

          I pray for the very best for each of them, and we know that POB will also pray for the same. He is such an unselfish person. He likes to see people excell. If this is truth( we will wait to hear it from POB) if necessary, we know that Reggie will do great things. He is a very , very smart young man young man.

          If it is true, then we need to pray and ask for someone as beautiful in spirit, well liked by POB, great intellect like Reggie, and well liked and trusted by our First Lady, Michelle Obama. POB will make his choice. I hope it is not true, but I also believe that there are some things that will change and knowing POB as we have come to know him, he will be the first to give his blessings. He is not selfish and self-centered as we see so many in Washington or those who are trying to get to the Oval Office. We are so blessed, and so will any of the staffer who will depart for whatever reason. HZ

    • 136 AnitaW
      November 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

      That would really be sad, but I’m sure his job is tough. And he’s young so I wonder about his personal life and if he’s even able to have one.

    • 137 desertflower
      November 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

      😦 I’LL DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 139 Eleroy
      November 10, 2011 at 2:55 am

      Oh no!!!

      I want President Obama surrounded by good, honest, trustworthy people and reggie is one of the most important people in my opinion that keeps life organized for President Obama!!!

      Say it’s not so!!!

      • 140 theo67
        November 10, 2011 at 3:04 am

        This is really upsetting, if it’s true. I think Reggie is a sounding board where the President can complain and freak out, knowing it stays with Reggie. President Obama said something like this at a speech he did a couple of years ago at a church. He said Reggie knows, even more than Michelle (I imagine he sometimes protects her from knowing when he’s getting affected by the stresses of the job), and that he sometimes needs to vent and he gets down like every other person. I remember hearing that and my heart breaking a little. President Obama will need a confidante in his second term, and that kind of bond will be hard to replicate.

        I heard somewhere that Reggie was going to law school?

        • 141 Eleroy
          November 10, 2011 at 3:28 am

          This news left me quite depressed Theo67. I wish Reggie would reconsider and wait till after the elections. It would be a much easier and sensible transition because most of the stresses would be behind them!!!

  40. 145 donna dem 4 obama
    November 10, 2011 at 12:02 am

    OMG Chips I laughed so hard that I’m crying. 🙂

  41. 146 PurpleShoesLA
    November 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Hi Chipsticks, if you see a comment from PurpleShoesLA@hotmail.com, it’s still me (PurpleshoesLA), my purpleshoesla yahoo email address got co-opted by one of those spam viruses where a bunch of crap got sent to my contacts from that address this morning. Thanks much.

  42. 147 donna dem 4 obama
    November 10, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Ex-Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP tweets calling Pelosi the C-Word, the B-Word and the W-word, then tells TPM it was a “joke.”

    • 148 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      November 10, 2011 at 12:33 am

      That’s outrageous. I sent it out on twitter. I got a fund raising letter from her recently. This insult calls for a donation. They hate what they fear and she was very effective.

    • 149 PurpleShoesLA
      November 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

      I say again, what the F?!?! There are no words. How any woman can vote/identify Republican while the GOP attempts to not only legislatively assualts us but call us vile, heinous crude names in the process is beyond me. Wow. Despicable, just despicable.

    • 150 isonprize
      November 10, 2011 at 12:46 am

      How in the world can a woman be a Republican? HOW? I just don’t understand it!!


      Evan McMorris-Santoro November 9, 2011, 10:55 PM 4577 30

      Herman Cain’s “Princess Nancy” line at Wednesday’s CNBC debate inspired different things in different people.

      For former South Carolina Republican Party Executive Director Todd Kincannon, it was a license to go a little wild on Twitter.

      Some of Kincannon’s tweets following the Cain line (which Cain later walked back), as first snagged by Amanda Terkel:

      @ToddKincannon: @TeresaKopec “The Crabby Cunt from the California Coast”? #NancyPelosi

      @ToddKincannon: @TeresaKopec Or how about “The Botox Bitch from Buggeryland”? That seems to work for Nancy Pelosi too.

      @ToddKincannon: @TeresaKopec Would you prefer Nancy the Crooked Whore? More accurate, but also more words.

      He later walked one of these back, but not for the reason you might think:

      @aterkel I wish I could walk back the “Nancy the Crooked Whore” thing. It’s not alliterative.

      Kincannon is known in Palmetto State GOP politics, and his Twitter feed is legendary for being incendiary — or, as Kincannon calls it, joke-filled. Needless to say, the Pelosi stuff went beyond what even Kincannon followers are used to, and it grabbed the attention of progressives on Twitter as well as media outlets like the Huffington Post.

      Kincannon took the mini-controversy in stride.

      “I think a lot of people need to learn how to take a joke,” he told TPM, “and I’ll leave it at that.”

      • 151 JoJothecat
        November 10, 2011 at 12:56 am

        These people are less than human. This is the behaviour of juveniles not statesmen.

        • November 10, 2011 at 8:55 am

          They are certainly less than men and most juveniles past third grade have more sense. They are completely threatened by powerful and competent women because they are such worms themselves. A confident, mature man has no need to denigrate women–they do not feel threatened.

  43. November 10, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Chica you are a genius!

  44. 154 FiredUpInCA
    November 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Funny tweet:

    #cnbcdebate RT @RyanLizza: Perry: “I really like Cain’s 9-9-… um sorry, I’m blanking on the third part of it. Oops.”
    2 hours ago

  45. 155 desertflower
    November 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Disgusting. I’ll leave it there.

  46. November 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

    CHAMKANI, Afghanistan — Insurgents prowling the steep mountains and narrow valleys of this remote land have a name for the U.S. Special Forces: “Bearded Bastards.”

    Growing facial hair is one way U.S. Green Berets blend in among the locals here along the Pakistan border. Their specialty is what the military calls the “self-sustaining element,” a force able to fight for long periods in extreme conditions.

    “We operate in the seams and gaps where conventional forces can’t go,” says Maj. Eric Wright, a Special Forces advance operational base commander in nearby Khost Province.

    Since the Sept. 11 attacks more than a decade ago, U.S. Special Forces have been embedded here — and in conflict areas such as the Philippines, Yemen and Somalia — in an attempt to quash insurgent Islamists and train locals to take up the fight against them.

    In Afghanistan, military officers and analysts say Special Forces have boosted security in areas once held by the Taliban. They are getting increased cooperation from locals to repel insurgents in what former U.S. commander David Petraeus calls a potential “game changer” for the country.


    An article on special ops in Afghanistan. I love it!

  47. 157 FiredUpInCA
    November 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

    “Top Perry Fundraiser Calls Perry Campaign ‘Over’

    The “Perry campaign is over. Time for him to go home and refocus on being Gov of TX,” said a top fundraiser for Rick Perry to Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake.”


  48. November 10, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Dan pfiefers is on piers Morgan-y all!

  49. 159 dotster3
    November 10, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Getting violent at Penn St.—–students knocking out windows of news vans, turning over news vans, standing on top of them shouting, “We want Joe”, someone just hit a policeman in the head with a bottle, it’s riotous and out of control. Almost a worse moment for Penn St. than what preceded it. Does not reflect well on the quality and the integrity of the students there. Misplaced priorities all over the place.

    • 160 jacquelineoboomer
      November 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

      Instead of coming out of his house last night to be surrounded by loving students with misplaced priorities, the now-former coach should have come out to tell them he was WRONG and they should go home and let the chips fall where they may. The so-called leaders and role models at PSU weren’t up to the task, and now the misguided students – and news reporters and police – are in the middle of all this.

      • 161 dotster3
        November 10, 2011 at 12:36 am

        It has turned terrible—-students throwing rocks at police officers, a “mob mentality” said the ESPN guy, who also was hit by a rock, tear gas is being used, ordered to vacate the premises.

        • 162 desertflower
          November 10, 2011 at 12:37 am

          are you watching this?

          • November 10, 2011 at 1:32 am

            The ESPN stations I’m watching are not talking about any riots. Where are you all getting this latest info?

            • November 10, 2011 at 1:41 am

              Ok, I see it now. Can’t imagine all the hoopla going on for a “disgraced” coach. What are about the children? Why aren’t the students protesting the despicable acts imposed upon those innocent boys? These young people at Penn State reminds me of what I’m seeing with a lot of the OWS/Occupy (whatever) protests — young minds with no sense of direction.

    • 165 desertflower
      November 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

      That’s worse than disturbing to me….why aren’t they worried about the kids that had that horrific ordeal happen to them? What about the kids?? Misplaced priorities is right….for the love of God,what is wrong with them?

    • 166 FiredUpInCA
      November 10, 2011 at 12:44 am

      I am sure not all of the students are as misguided as this but the ones that are not misguided have an obligation to make themselves heard. Penn State has a long road ahead of it towards redemption. These students are the current face of the culture there in the wake of the breaking of this story and it’s an ugly face.

      Of all the things they could advocate and be activists for, they decide to violently riot in favor of the actors behind one of the most sordid cover-ups ever? Get your priorities straight and grow up kids.

  50. 167 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 10, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Very funny Chips. I don’t actually watch the GOP debates, but I love the “highlights” that get posted here and tweeted. Thanks for the laughs! 🙂

  51. 169 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 10, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Don’t know if this has been posted here yet but this video of Joe Walsh yelling and swearing at his constituents is really crazy. How did we get to this?

    Good night all. Thank God that the President is Barack Obama and not any of these crazy Republicans.

  52. 170 desertflower
    November 10, 2011 at 12:45 am

    O/T …but I thought it was funny…actually, you could substitute any of the GOP into this statement. Still works the same…just like magic!
    Seen on Twitter: Ron Paul hates government. Which explains why he’s never held public office. 11 times.

    • November 10, 2011 at 12:53 am

      LOL. Also, desertflower didn’t Bachmann call Axelrod, “General Axelrod”. This bunch of clowns are pathetic. Rachel sure slammed Romney on her show tonight about his flipflopping on the abortion bill in MS and the union bill in OH. He has been branded as a serial flipflopper and I can’t see him winning the WH with a brandlike that.

      • 172 jacquelineoboomer
        November 10, 2011 at 12:55 am

        The only thing I keep telling myself is that some people in this country voted GWB in, twice. So, anything – including accepting Romney’s flip flopping – could happen. Shudders.

        #PressOn !!!!

      • 174 desertflower
        November 10, 2011 at 1:00 am

        I was at my son’s lacrosse game tonight, COS…I don’t know if Bachmann said that, but nothing surprises me anyone with these jokes. Sorry…they are a pathetic bunch of ignorant, lying fools. Every. Last. One.
        I did, however, really enjoy watching my son play tonight!

  53. 179 FiredUpInCA
    November 10, 2011 at 12:59 am

    These Penn State students are seriously misguided. As the details of the Grand Jury report become more widely known they are going to regret this. One of the victims was assaulted 20 times.

    This story, including the rioting, is now international:


    Is this seriously how these students want Penn State to be presented to the world? Who is going to want to go there in the future?

    • 180 jacquelineoboomer
      November 10, 2011 at 1:10 am

      My niece and nephew went there. I’m just glad nothing happened to either one of them, while attending college. Luckily, they weren’t from the surrounding community when they were younger, from which the perpetrator apparently got his victims.

  54. November 10, 2011 at 1:04 am

    That first video is hilarious. I tweeted it.

  55. 182 FiredUpInCA
    November 10, 2011 at 1:14 am

    The Democrats on the supercommittee need to scrap this and start over:

    “Democrats Offer $2.3 Trillion Debt Plan as Tax Rancor Persists”

    “…The Democratic plan also would include $350 billion in cuts to Medicare, with $250 billion from providers and $100 billion from beneficiaries. Another $200 billion in cuts would come from other mandatory programs. The plan would include $400 billion in cuts to discretionary programs, with $200 billion from defense and $200 billion from non-defense programs.

    According to the document, the cuts in entitlement programs would take effect only upon enactment of a tax code overhaul or implementation of the trigger.”


    Medicare is off the table. You can float the trigger idea but Medicare is off the table.

  56. 183 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2011 at 1:32 am


    Apparently, Herman Cain is having second thoughts about calling Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “Princess Nancy”. This man is breathtakingly tone deaf. Unfortunately for Herman Cain, he can’t un-ring the bell. This disgusting comment left his lips and he can’t change that now. Considering the plethora of sexual harassment allegations against him you would think he would steer clear of such tacky comments.

    Herman Cain: king of the ‘Princess Nancy’ party


    Herman Cain says he ‘probably shouldn’t have said Princess Nancy’ during the latest presidential debate. Ya think?

    I mean, when you’re the guy whose got upwards of five complaints of sexual harassment, lewd behavior and God forbid, groping, in your dossier? There are things you just shouldn’t say, and Cain acknowledged as much Wednesday when he told a CNBC anchor after the latest GOP presidential debate, hosted by the network, that he shouldn’t have used the term “Princess Nancy” to describe former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the confab.

    Cain said he had been trying to make a point, but frankly, I think whatever point he intended to make was lost. #princessnancy started trending almost immediately on Twitter, and the crowd at the debate loved it — and they loved Herman Cain.



    • 184 Eleroy
      November 10, 2011 at 3:03 am

      He is such a bufoonish clown!!! He has no control, lacks discipline and easily gets sucked into the applause and gets carried away with his loose tongue!!!

      How on earth did this man qualify for ANYTHING???

  57. 185 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Perry to the morning show circuit


    Rick Perry will head for the morning television shows Thursday in the aftermath of his wipeout in the CNBC/Michigan GOP debate, Perry spokesman Mark Miner confirmed to POLITICO. He will appear in taped interviews on NBC’s “Today” show, ABC’s “Good… Full Article at The Politico


  58. 186 nintendowii10
    November 10, 2011 at 2:09 am

    For anyone who missed the speech

  59. 189 PurpleShoesLA
    November 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

    “Ex-Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP tweets calling Pelosi the C-Word, the B-Word and the W-word, then tells TPM it was a “joke.”

    Speaking of the “B” word, is anyone here familiar with the Bitchology Philosophy?

    I stumbled across it a few years back. I have always ended up working in environments where “diverse work force” was usually lip service and not fully embraced, and certainly not at management/executive levels. From time to time in my long working life, sometimes being the only woman, but always the only woman of color, I’ve been pulled aside and told “helpfully” that I was “too serious”, “too aloof”, “too professional”, “kinda being a bitch, relax”. It always used to upset me until I found this Bitchology Philosphy. Now this is in a frame in my office bookcase and whenever someone tries to “go there” (and they don’t much any more), I just smile and say thank you and hip them to this:

    When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch.
    When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch.
    When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.
    Being a bitch means I won’t compromise what’s in my heart. It means I live my life MY way. It means I won’t allow anyone to step on me.

    When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak against it, I am defined as a bitch.

    The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone’s maid.

    It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won’t become anyone else’s idea of what they think I “should” be.

    I am outspoken, opinionated and determined. I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
    So try to stomp on me, try to defuse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won’t succeed. And if that makes me a bitch, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it !!!!

    B = Babe
    I = In
    T = Total
    C = Control of
    H = Herself

    B = Beautiful
    I = Intelligent
    T = Talented
    C = Charming
    H = Hell of a Woman

    ‘Night All Peace!

      • 191 nospin
        November 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        ““Ex-Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP tweets calling Pelosi the C-Word, the B-Word and the W-word, then tells TPM it was a “joke.”

        exactly Purpleshoesla. which is why I don’t get why folks are creating drama around Pelosi being called a Princess.

    • November 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Purpleshoes I love it! So true and so apt. It reminds me of an argument I had with a school bully in 8th grade when I intervened in a fight she was having with a kid a year below us and she called me a bitch for interfering. I looked at her and laughed, when she asked why was I laughing I told her that I was proud to be one and that a bitch is a dog and a dog is a beautiful, loyal and intelligent creature and I thanked her for recognizing my qualities. 30 years later I am still very close to the girl I was protecting and she reminds me of this on the rare occasion I resort to using it as an insult towards someone who does not possess any of those qualities.

    November 10, 2011 at 3:06 am


  61. 196 globalcitizenlinda
    November 10, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I was very shocked and very upset when I read here that there is a message saying “Reggie Love is leaving at the end of the year”.

    I selfishly hope that this is not true because I know PBO needs him during the critical time of the coming campaign months which will be brutal from all the extra hate that will be directed at PBO.

    I have assumed that Reggie is one of the most loyal people to President Obama and one of those who can give PBO the space to be who he is without PBO worrying if they would go betray him in ANY way..

    I believe I have heard PBO says he regards him as a member of his core family. If true, then Reggie must be progressing in some big or personal way.

    Well, can we petition Reggie to stay with PBO and would it change a thing or would that be inconsiderate of his personal growth and life??

    • 197 proudmemberofglobalzero
      November 10, 2011 at 7:44 am

      Reggie Love has an ex-wife that I know. I also know why she is an ex-wife. A little bit of Herman Cain.

      • 198 utaustinliberal
        November 10, 2011 at 7:59 am

        What does that mean?

      • 199 globalcitizenlinda
        November 10, 2011 at 8:01 am

        hmmm. never heard that before. learning new stuff every day

      • 200 nospin
        November 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        unless you were laying with Reggie Love. I don’t think anyone is in the position to speak about anyone’s relationship and the rationale behind a break up. You don’t know and you weren’t there.

        Besides, Reggie has been loyal to the President and he has the right to move on to other things.

        and yes, I believe petitioning Reggie to stay with PBO would be inconsiderate of his personal growth and life.

  62. 201 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2011 at 6:35 am


    Nancy Pelosi: The Most Effective Speaker of the House in History


    As Nancy Pelosi hands off the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner today, she also hands him a tough act to follow. Despite insistent attempts to malign her during her four years as Speaker of the House, the California congresswoman turns out to have been arguably the most effective person in that post in U.S. history. And it’s not just rah-rah Democrats saying so.

    “We’re looking at an extraordinary set of accomplishments over a brief period of time,” said Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “She ranks with the most consequential speakers, certainly in the last 75 years.”



  63. November 10, 2011 at 6:37 am

    cain’s latest bl(i)ond date ?

  64. 203 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2011 at 6:42 am


    Herman Cain calls Pelosi ‘Princess Nancy,’ regrets it


    Cain’s campaign tweeted out his debate comments. But Cain himself began to walk his words back as soon as the debate was over. “That was a statement that I probably shouldn’t have made, but I was trying to make a point,” he told CNBC.

    Cain got laughter from the debate audience, but many Republicans were not amused.

    “She earned that title,” said Reublican strategist Steve Schmidt on MSNBC, referring to Pelosi. “It was contempt [Cain] showed her.”

    Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino concurred on Twitter: “Ay yi yi, former Speaker Pelosi called a princess in the debate? Not fair. We may disagree on policy, but she earned the Speaker title.”



  65. 207 Ladyhawke
    November 10, 2011 at 7:05 am

    From Minority Leader NancyPelosi

    House GOP and Their Go-To List of Conservative Economists Out of Touch with American People


    Today Speaker Boehner rolled out the GOP’s ‘Protect Billionaires and Big Oil’ go-to list of conservative economists in an attempt to paper over their failure to offer a jobs agenda after 308 days of being in the majority. But the Republicans’ insistence on their special interest agenda – the “Faux 15″ and then some – is out of sync with the priorities of the American people:

    From a new National Journal poll:

    68 percent of Americans say it is “very important” Congress reach agreement on new federal spending to create jobs by rehabilitating public schools, improving roads and public transit, and preventing layoffs of teachers, police officers and other first responders. [11/7]

    58 percent of Americans say it is “very important” for Congress to agree to a balanced approach – spending cuts and raising revenue on the wealthiest few – to reduce the federal deficit.

    It’s time for the GOP to stop stalling, focus on jobs and work with Democrats to strengthen our economy – it’s what the American people want.



  66. 208 donna dem 4 obama
    November 10, 2011 at 7:16 am

    “They don’t want to legislate, regulate, or administrate. So why are they running for President of the United States. They just wanna perpetrate. Talkin’ loud and sayin’ nothin’.” A Facebook friend of mine made this statement about the clown show also known as the Republican primary candidates.

  67. November 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Ppp poll came out yesterday snd said the president was ahead by 9 points over Romney in Ohio.
    Today, quinnipiac- came out and tge Prez is only up 3 in Ohio, then down 3 in Florida, and POTUS up 1 in Pennsylvania!
    Always a poll the next morning to refute a good poll. Never fails… Doesn’t anybody else ask the same questions?

  68. November 10, 2011 at 7:34 am

    We have a LOT of work to do in the public persuasion department.. I too was wonderfully pleased by Tuesday’s election results. Yet further reflection revealed something cautionary to me. The electorate overwhelmingly sided with our IDEAS but that did not translate into eager support for Democratic candidates (with a few exceptions like the Democratic massacre of the GOP slate in Kentucky; an outcome to which I happily contributed with my vote in KY. 🙂 ).

    The electorate came out full force to reject Repug policies particularly if they were taking SOMETHING AWAY from the electorate. The electorate reacted exactly as a cornered animal would, and lashed out hard to protect what they had already lost (as in worker rights through the passage of SB 5 in Ohio, and voting rights in Maine) or feared losing (as in reproductive health options in MS). The Mississippi bifurcated vote illustrates my point. Bible belt conservatives voted massively to protect their reproductive choices but still voted massively for the architect of the same “Personhood” bill they simultaneously rejected. It says they don’t mind supporting the Repug candidate even if they reject their ideas.

    Sadly, the electorate does not give Democratic candidates similar benefit of the doubt. Look at how NY punished Democrats for Weiner’s scandal. This hesitation from the electorate to fully embrace Democratic candidates along with OUR IDEAS is the Gordian Knot we Democrats have to work hard to turn around. We have to admit that the American electorate has been conditioned through decades of rightwing propaganda to feel a “natural affinity and subconscious comfort” for conservative worldviews and politicians. Repugs are packaged and presented to “feel right” to Americans.

    But Democrats are kept warily at arms length even as their ideas are grudgingly acknowledged as being RIGHT. Democrats are welcomed to “fix” things that go awry, but they must be watched like hawks and kicked to the curb if they don’t do it fast enough or “feel” Repug-like enough. Why this absence of sustainable love? Since the 1960s, Democrats have not been able to saturate the zeitgeist with our worldview enough to make it the default option for the wingnut propagandized American electorate. So our Democratic politicians often have no “air cover” and message amplification zones within which to operate. Democrats often get no second chances, or even extended patience to fix the problems.

    So then, our job as liberal activists is to work on the electorate everyday, not just election season. Our liberal billionaires need to endlessly fund and saturate the system with liberalese just as the Kochs have spread their cancerous ideas from academia to the ball field. This is a war to persuade hearts and minds of Americans. Senate candidate Obama’s 2004 speech launched this game of positive persuasion from our side and it scared the wingnut powers. But now in governing mode, Pres. Obama finds the reach of his persuasive skills severely blocked at every turn by the right and the media. Thus our work on the outside is even more imperative now. We must be relentless even after we win battles. Kasich et al are not backing down. They will morph their venal policies into saccharine pablum similar to what Daniels is doing in Indiana. We cannot simply count on Tuesday’s electoral anger to be there next year. We got work to do!

    • November 10, 2011 at 7:46 am

      So, we found out in 2010, people rejected the massive tarp and stimulus spending, not to mention the hc law.
      Then, last night people rejected the cutting spending and the taking of ones rights and benefits.
      In other words, people are saying- no new spending or spending cuts- but fix the problem we are in right now.

    • 215 L3
      November 10, 2011 at 8:11 am

      Overall I agree with your point but MS is and always has been a conservative, backwards state. My mother’s family is there and I was forced to visit as a child, but later when I attended college in LA I would willingly go to visit my grandmother on school breaks. While I loved my grandmother, being a northern city girl I always hated the culture and feeling I got whenever I was in that state. I don’t want to further insult anyone who may have connections to MS but let’s just say I would not read much into the election of a republican there. It’s in the dna of the state and most deep south states, for that matter.

      I read about democratic victories in Cincinnati, New Jersey and Virginia so I guess I did not see the same rejection of Dem candidates as you. Also, the actual candidate running does bear some responsibility for a loss. Weiner’s district was unique in that many of the Jews there were voting with Israel and what they perceived to be PBOs “new” position, with Ed Koch right there instigating all the way, not to mention Weiner was guilty of some dirty right-leaning politics when he won that seat initially. It was never a typical liberal NY district.

      • November 10, 2011 at 8:21 am

        Thanks. But you prove my point exactly. I am not saying Democrats were rejected. I am saying Democrats are not READILY given the benefit of the doubt even when Repugs egregiously screw up. Look at the difficulty of recalling the Wisconsin Repugs and REPLACING them with Democrats. Look at the longevity of REpug politicians with grave sexual scandals, compared to Democrats. In other words Repugs have no business whatsoever being elected into office yet here we are. Democrats are not seen as a NATURAL preference in many parts of this country. That’s my point. The fact that MS has all the dismal economic statistics that demonstrate the utter failure of repug policies, yet ALWAYS votes for conservative politicians proves my argument. Why do they vote against their economic interests? because they see a “natural fit” with conservatism and conservatives.

        • November 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

          us of a is not a center left country – never has been, never will.

        • 218 L3
          November 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

          What I did not want to say in my earlier comment is that MS is nearly 40% black and many do not vote at all or act as though they don’t know they are free and are perfectly willing to accept what the whites in that state decide for them. There are many institutional reasons people refuse to vote for Democrats that have very little to do with the actual Democratic candidate. Having spent a lot of my life in the south, I know that many southern whites view the Democratic Party as the Black People’s Party and If they hate black people there is no way they are going to align themselves with blacks even if it’s for their own best interest. The south is still fighting the civil war. It’s something they cannot get over and that region of the country is almost single-handedly reponsible for our lack of progress as a country. They have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century and southern states are almost always the last to truly accept change. They are also last in just about every negative statistic and it’s been that way forever. Think about it, PBO is the first democratic president from the north since JFK. Why, because many southerners view northern politicians, particularly Democrats, as the enemy just as they viewed the north as the enemy in the civil war. What do you think their slavish loyalty to the confederate flag is about?

          I have cousins in MS who never welcomed me or treated me like their cousin and I believe it was mostly due to an inferiority complex many southerners feel toward northerners who they think believe they are dumb, uneducated and unsophisticated. It’s as though they reject you before you reject them. Many southerners still carry the shame of losing the Civil War as though it just happened and when I would visit I actually felt like slavery had just ended. It’s hard to describe but think of Emmett Till, a Chicago kid who thought he was free until he visited MS. I’m sure you know the rest of the story. They are intimdated by what they perceive as “big city intellectuals” which is why Republicans embrace dumb candidates because they want to be represented by people like themselves. I could go on and on about my experience in the south but I won’t. Suffice it to say, when your hostitlity to a party has deep roots in the original sin of slavery, no amount of messaging can change that. We should still try but we must be realistic and understand the tortured history of the region.

          I do apologize to anyone I offend by these comments. I am just recounting my personal experiences and I don’t doubt that others may see this completely differently.

          • November 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

            Thanks. Oh I know the history of which you speak very well. i teach it. I agree that the South is trapped in the “shame” of the civil war loss, the prism of race.

            What I am talking about is more broad, looking at the broad national scene and the extent to which even in the North,and among the beltway permagov class Republicans who are always wrong and destructive policy-wise never lose their clout. They can do no wrong. Sure it is because they are perceived to be the “aristocracy” representing the wealthy class. But the liberal bias of the IT and technical classes means that Repugs are not the only ones associated with the wealthy class or as they say, “job creators.”

            Liberals have to re-think how we leverage our cultural and economic capital to deeply influence the American public on an emotional level. I believe that had Pres. Obama chosen to build his grassroots movement for a longer time and not run now for the Presidency, his movement would have accomplished the irreversible re-framing of liberal thought that goes well beyond election cycles. Now, as I said, the exigencies of actual governing and the media blackout stymie his reach into the heart of the public on a regular basis. Oh I love that he is President, I am only making a point about his movement being a plausible vehicle for filling the zeitgeist with unabashed liberal sensibilities. Look at OWS and its rudderlessness.

            • 220 L3
              November 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

              I generally agree and I am normally not pessimistic but I think OFA’s goal of expanding the electorate is the way to go because it’s easier to bring new people into the process than changing the long held, almost tribal thinking of people already participating in the process. Sometimes people are so wedded to their beliefs they become oblivious to the truth.

              I should have also added that the influence of the confederate mind has permeated much of the Republican Party and let’s not underestimate the religious and or pro-life voters. They are not going to vote for democrats because that single issue seems to almost define their existence. Their thinking about issues and which party better represents them often defies logic.

              I have a great friend of over 20 years who is white and until PBO ran for office I don’t think we had ever had a conversation about politics. We met through work and our conversations were usually dominated by talk of men, work and her children. So imagine my surprise when I inadverdently discovered that in her words there was no way she was voting for PBO. I was shocked because I always thought we were very similar in our views about things. I don’t know for certain but I believe it is mostly because of abortion. The reason I say I don’t know for certain is because she has been such a great friend to me over the years that I am certain our friendship would end if I ever broached the subject with her. She lives in an area of Michigan populated by the so-called Reagan Democrats and believe it or not she watches Fox News religiously. It confounds me that we could even be friends but we are. I am closer to her than I am to my own sisters.

              Over time some of these people may evolve while others will pass away and as a result their numbers and influence will wane. Let’s hope it happens before 11/06/2012.

  69. November 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Priorities USA came out with a nice cable buy(just saw it) on telling people that the president is doing something to lower student loans percentages.
    First positive ad I have seen on tv, since 08!

    • 222 utaustinliberal
      November 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Me too! Me too! Me too Jovie! It was a well done Ad. I was cheering when it ended. It talked about the high cost of student loans and student loan repayments and what President Obama is doing to help students so that they don’t go bankrupt while trying to earn an education. It was brilliant and very well done. Top notch indeed! Yay Bill Burton!

  70. November 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Reggie is leaving. I am going to miss seeing him by PBO’s side!!


    • 224 SueBee
      November 10, 2011 at 7:43 am

      Its time for him to focus on his own career, sad to see him go though.

    • 226 utaustinliberal
      November 10, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Saw this on twitter. Crap. Now I’m sad. I know he’s probably leaving to better his education or career (and I wish him the best in all future endeavors) but I selfishly want him to stay. Because we’re so attached to the Obama Presidency; by default we become attached to the people who give up their blood, sweat, and tears to keep the engine humming and we don’t want them to leave. Axelrod, Gates, Mullen, Burton, Meloday Barnes(may leave at the end of the year) and others. 😦

  71. November 10, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Ezra Klein sounding more and more like a concern troll- Italy could take us down- be afraid, be very afraid!
    Distracting from last nights debate.

  72. November 10, 2011 at 7:53 am

    former ECB Vice-President Papademos to head new Greek coalition government: President’s office.


    You hear that- Ezra Klein?

  73. November 10, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Biden an Michelle have events today-

    11:30 AM
    Michelle Obama speaks to business leaders, veterans and military spouses at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event.

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    1:30 PM
    Carney briefs the press.

    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    Biden visits with local veterans at a Manchester-area American Legion.

    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    5:15 PM
    Obama meets with senior advisers.

    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications First Amendment Award event in Concord, N.H.

    8:00 PM

  74. November 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I thought Romney sucked last night, morning Joe crew said he was Spectacular.

    What the…

  75. 232 prettyfoot58
    November 10, 2011 at 8:25 am


    you are so right….oftentimes the Dems shoot themselves in the Foot…

    Consider this exerp from a blog by Steve Benen..about why the Repubs are not afraid of obstructing…


    And when the political system breaks down, and congressional Republicans kill ideas that are worthwhile and popular, there’s an assumption that the president is somehow to blame, even if that doesn’t make any sense at all. Indeed, here we have a quote from a voter who is inclined to reward Republicans, giving them more power, even though the voter agrees with Obama — whose ideas (and presidency) Republicans are actively trying to destroy.

    read more….


  76. 233 bizgirl
    November 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

    That fool called her “Princess Nancy.” Character is everything and that statement says volumes about him. The brotha from another mother considers women play things, not contenders. Let’s show him how we do it in 2012!

    • 234 nospin
      November 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      What is wrong with Princess Nancy? I don’t get the big hoopla.

      Cain has said multiple things that qualifies as worthy of being slammed but calling Nancy Pelosi a Princess isn’t one of them.

      • 235 L3
        November 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

        It’s condescending, derisive and disrepectful of her well-earned title of Speaker and now Minority Leader and it cements in the mind of thinking people that Cain has no respect for women.

        • 236 nospin
          November 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

          We can agree to disagree but I think that wasting all the energy on this issue is a bit extreme. I can’t stand to listen to Cain more than 2% of the time but slamming him for saying Princess is a bit over the top.

          • 237 L3
            November 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

            I assume you are not a woman. This mocking of the position of one of the most powerful women in the country is not done in a vacuum. He has been accused of sexual harassment so while it was disrespectful and stupid it also provides further evidence of his disregard for women so if that does not bother you then I guess we will have to agree to disagree.

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