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Nov
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rise and shine

Greg Sargent: Mitt Romney’s serial equivocations: This one will be a big deal today. Remember when Romney attacked Newt Gingrich last week for taking the humane position that longtime illegal immigrants shouldn’t be deported, even as the Romney campaign refused to say whether he thought they should be removed?

It now turns out that Romney took an almost identical position to Gingrich’s in a 2006 interview with Bloomberg, claiming that millions of immigrants “are not going to be rounded up and box-carred out.”

More here

Greg Sargent: And the stimulus fact check of the day: Glenn Kessler demolishes a whole series of GOP talking points about economic growth, taxation, and the stimulus. Kessler also debunks the ubiquitous claim that the fact that there are fewer jobs today than when Obama took office proves the stimulus was a failure:

    ….. that assumes the full force of the stimulus took effect immediately, which is absurd. The recession had not ended yet and job losses continued for several months before the stimulus kicked in. While different studies disagree on the impact of the stimulus, most conclude it had some impact – and none say it “killed jobs”.

We clear on this now?

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Morning everyone 😉


108 Responses to “rise and shine”


  1. 1 CTGirl
    November 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Goooood morning! Back to the grind 🙂

    • 2 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
      November 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

      Goooooood morning CTGirl, Chips, TOD Family. WHO IS THIS GUY?? Willard Mitt Romney is a Liar, & a Flip-Flopper. #Obama2012

  2. 3 Ceb
    November 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Good morning Chips and TOD family. Have a great day.

  3. November 28, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Can somebody tell chuck Todd and msnbc to do a report on the biggest and mist important meeting today, the Presidents meeting with EU leadership?
    And also the record breaking spending that consumers did over the weekend?
    Nope, instead, he rags on the dnc ad of Mittens, saying it is exactly what the Romney camp wants!

    Unbelievable. Go back to sleep, chuck Todd, your epic ignore of this President is evident.

    • 6 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Chuck TOAD is still reeling from jet lag and brain fog following the Australian trip. Alas, I’m afraid that this jet lag/ brain fog will be permanent.

    • 11 Bill
      November 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Chuck does not seem to consider the content of the ad. To think Willard is happy with the ad is absurd.

      • 12 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
        November 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

        Chuck Todd is a weasel. Romney doesn’t want that ad.

      • November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

        Chuckie the toad is such an idiot. How can the ads be good news for Romney? They are a win win for PBO either way you look at it. 1) Romney is viewed as such a liar that repug base gets disgusted and chooses one of their other azzhats to run in the general. 2) Romney gets the nomination from the Repugs but his character is so fully cemented as a lying liar who would sell us out any chance he gets. There’s no recovery from an attack on morals and character. So let Romney and the other short sighted “morans” gloat all they want, this is gonna bite that sucker in the ass so badly 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • November 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

      Romney wants to be seen taking on the President because it raises him up to their level, leaving the rest of the GOP primary behind.

      • November 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

        Maybe, the Obama camp knows what they are doing!

        • 17 Bill
          November 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

          Jovie, that is my bet. Our “people” are smarter than Willard’s “people” and certainly Chuck Todd.

          • 18 Debz
            November 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

            If the other GOP contenders would take on Mittens, the DNC and WH wouldn’t have to. They have had enough opportunities to pounce on the liar, but refuse to. They all just attack PBO. For the DNC to point out Mitt’s lies, is hardly putting him on the same level as the President.
            Good morning everyone!!

      • 19 TrumpDog
        November 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

        Reminds me of 2008 campaign where McCain was constantly claiming that he had the Obama”right where he wanted him”.
        Remember? http://crooksandliars.com/silentpatriot/mccains-latest-weve-got-obama-right-
        It’s bullshit. Romney is scared.

        • 20 jacquelineoboomer
          November 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

          Wasn’t it McCain who also made some stupid claim that “he knew” how to find bin Laden, or something? He was laughed at – because if “he knew” where bin Laden was, why would he hold off until he was … er … Commander in Chief (never) to get him?

          They’re all a bunch of SNL comedians.

      • November 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

        His ability to take on Pres.Obama is not what the base is worried about. They do not trust Mitt and they do not think he is a real Conservative. Ads showing that he keeps changing his positions on issues very important to the GOP base is not a win for Romney.

        I dismiss this meme that the Obama campaign fell into a trap. The Obama campaign was going after Romney before he produced his lying ad.

      • 23 anniebella
        November 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

        Who knew Mitt “the flip flopper liar” Romney had a twin. Great ads by the DNC.

      • 24 anniebella
        November 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

        Mitt “the flip flopper liar” Romney will never be on the same level as our President Obama. Never, Never, Never.

    • 25 prettyfoot58
      November 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      i like Todd..better when he was MIA

  4. 26 Sukey
    November 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Good morning all. Nice day here and Ive got to make some pottery

  5. 27 Ladyhawke
    November 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    JON KYL HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF THE NATION’S WORST SENATORS

    =========================================================

    1) ‘Walking napalm’

    “Walking napalm” is how one Democratic aide involved in the supercommittee described Kyl this week…. As Kyl leaves the Senate, he will be remembered as a lawmaker who intended to be not factual but destructive.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/walking_napalm033710.php#

    2) Saturday’s Jon Kyl vs. Sunday’s Jon Kyl

    Kyl called tax increases “the wrong medicine for our ailing economy,” and said the mere possibility of tax increases has “put a wet blanket over job creation and economic recovery.”

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/saturdays_jon_kyl_vs_sundays_j033739.php

    • 28 desertflower
      November 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

      Kyl is an evil snake….bought and paid for Koch Whore. He just slammed millions of small business owners and told them they’re NOT WORTH ANYTHING….because they don’t create jobs! The Republicans idea of a “small business” is millionaires and billionaires! WAKE UP PEOPLE! They’re using you! And when they’re done, they will thrown YOU under the bus too! I detest this man.Worst Senator EVER!

  6. November 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  7. November 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

    At least, chuck Todd talked about the WH soup of the day, tomato.
    Yes, he ragged on that, too!
    Lol!

  8. 32 FiredUpInCA
    November 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

    BREAKING NEWS: Various media sources reporting that Barney Frank will not seek reelection #mapoli

    • November 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Mixed feelings on this one!

    • November 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Hopefully it’s nothing health related and he just wants to retire and relax. He’ll be 72 years old in 2012 – he’s put in his time and then some. I suspect he’s getting out because in a presidential year his seat is safer for a newbie to challenge for as an open seat.

      • 35 jacquelineoboomer
        November 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

        Even though he’s done a lot for our entire country, my favorite one-liner of his recently was telling some teafolk audience that conversing with them was like “talking to the dining room furniture.” I’ll miss you, Barney!

    • 36 FiredUpInCA
      November 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Wow 16-terms. I had no idea…

      “Brookline, part of the Fourth Congressional District, is represented by Barney Frank, a 16-term liberal firebrand who has described Republicans unwilling to raise the debt limit as “invincibly ignorant.” Nearly half of the town’s roughly 41,000 voters are registered Democrats and about 8 percent are Republicans. Eighty percent voted for Barack Obama in 2008, though several of his supporters said Wednesday that they were deeply worried about his re-election prospects.”

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/29/us/politics/29demdistrict.html

      • November 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

        I believe his district went a little redder in redistricting. He won 55-43 in 2010, so I don’t know how much trouble he would have been in unless his new district had an A-List Republican challenger drawn into it.

        • 38 FiredUpInCA
          November 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

          “He won a closer-than-expected re-election bid in 2010, taking 53 percent of the vote, his lowest total since first winning his Newton- and Tauton-based district in 1980.”

          That’s a little too close for comfort considering his district became even more conservative last week:

          “The announcement comes a week after Governor Deval Patrick signed a law creating the new state congressional districts. Another Democrat in the delegation, US Representative John Olver, announced in October that he would not seek reelection next year amid the specter of being forced into a showdown with US Representative Richard E. Neal of Springfield….

          Frank has depended on his hometown of Newton, as well as Brookline and the Democratic strongholds of Fall River and New Bedford to keep his seat the last three decades. But Frank lost New Bedford and picked up additional conservative voting towns west and south of Boston and in Bristol and Norfolk counties.”

    • November 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

      I saw this and thought is this for real?

      I actually like Barney Frank. No one can stick the knife into Repubs with the wit and charm like Barney can. Barney was also one of the few libs who didn’t let Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart and their lot spew BS when needed.

      • 40 FiredUpInCA
        November 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

        I enjoy his wicked wit. I hope that he is still invited on the cable shows to provide his insider perspective and acid-tongue assessments of the GOP, particularly Newt and Mitt. But what I really hope is that he becomes an adviser to Elizabeth Warren. After all, it was Dodd-Frank that made her brainchild, the Consumer Protection Agency, a reality.

        • 41 jacquelineoboomer
          November 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

          Why would Barney Frank be invited on the cable shows? He actually KNOWS what he’s talking about! /snark

        • 42 nintendowii10
          November 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

          or perhaps he’ll join Ed Rendell on MSNBC as a political analyst? Either way, he has truly been a treasure and will be truly missed.

  9. November 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Action:
    Final Rule
    Summary:
    FMCSA and PHMSA are amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). This rulemaking will improve safety on the Nation’s highways by reducing the prevalence of distracted driving-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving drivers of CMVs. The Agencies also amend their regulations to implement new driver disqualification sanctions for drivers of CMVs who fail to comply with this Federal restriction and new driver disqualification sanctions for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who have multiple convictions for violating a State or local law or ordinance on motor vehicle traffic control that restricts the use of hand-held mobile telephones. Additionally, motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of CMVs to use hand-held mobile telephones.
    DOT-

  10. November 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Good morning Chips and family. Exactly when does a flip-flopper become just a bald face liar?

  11. 46 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

    HA! Love this:

  12. November 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Schedule for the Week of November 28, 2011
    On Monday, the President will welcome the leaders of the European Union to a summit at the White House. The President looks forward to meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and High Representative Catherine Ashton to discuss a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including the global economy; our efforts to strengthen economic ties and growth; our joint work to support democracy and prosperity in the European neighborhood, across the Middle East and North Africa, and in other regions; our continuing coordination on Iran; and our commitment to improved transatlantic law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation.
    On Tuesday, the President will host will host Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands for a meeting in the Oval Office. The United States and the Netherlands have a close economic relationship that supports jobs in both countries. The Netherlands is the ninth largest destination for U.S. exports, as well as the third largest direct investor in the United States. The President and Prime Minister will discuss the importance of these trade and investment ties, as well as the current situation in the eurozone. The President also looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Rutte about preparations for the 2012 NATO Summit that the U.S. will host in Chicago; the United States and the Netherlands are founding members of NATO.
    On Wednesday, the President will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania where he will deliver remarks urging Congress to act to extend and expand the payroll tax cut that has given tax breaks to millions of families across the country this year. In the evening, the President will travel to New York City where he will attend campaign events.
    On Thursday, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse.
    On Friday, the President will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior and deliver remarks.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/obama_nov_28_week_ahead.html

  13. 49 debbyeOh
    November 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Good morning, TOD family! Good morning Miss Chips, my hero! Okay, back to reality, all! It’s time to shake off those turkey comas! 🙂 I don’t know what’s wrong with Chuck Todd, he used to not be such a jerk, before he had that little title of political director, or whatever it is. It’s like he said to himself that he had to parrot stupid GOP talking points. I don’t listen to him any more. Talk to you guys later! #PressOn!

    • 50 Debz
      November 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Chuckie used to be ok when he just did numbers. He is not qualified to be political director or part of the WH press. He shows his incompetence by repeating repug talking points. When POTUS went to China, all Chuckie was interested in asking PBO. was if he read Palin’s book. On the recent trip to Australia, all Chuckie was concerned with was, the GOP debates. High school newspaper reporters are more intelligent and qualified than Chuckie.

      • November 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

        Chuckle is told to ignore the President, by the likes of Scarborough, Ratigan, snd yes Tweety!
        They all hangout at elite holiday parties and wonder why the president does not join them!

      • 52 Obama Grandmama
        November 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

        There’s some old saying about people rising to the point of incompetency that seems to apply to Chuck since he was awesome at the numbers on election nights and REALLY bad at reporting actual news.

  14. November 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

    OT: I really need everyone’s advise on this one. I have a family of readers….we love books…we love holding them, we love browsing through bookstores…..we love the smell of them…we now lost another bookstore close to my home. The next closest is 10 miles or more away.

    I have always purchased a large bookstore gift card for my daughter as part of her holiday present. This year….”to Kindle or not to Kindle”

    Which one is the best? The fire just came out and I thought she would love to see books in color…there is the Nook and a few others

    I would love every ones comments on this one if you care to take the time..if you have one personally all the better

    Thank you in advance

    Peace,
    Sue

    • 55 57andFemale
      November 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

      I admit to loving my kindle. I’ve had one since the second generation. It was the difference between being able to read and not being able to read when my cataracts were bad. Frankly, I love the convenience. I’ve been known to own 5 copies of the Great Gatsby because I can’t find my copies anywhere in my black hole of piles of books.

      Friends of mine who have owned kindles from the first generation of kindles have the Fire and absolutely love it. I think I’m going to do it — I can use the graphics for certain books I don’t download because of just black and white graphics on my older kindle.

      Be aware, it’s still frustrating that not everything is available. For a classics reader like me, I can usually find what I want at either no charge or very little charge. But I’m always perplexed that there are certain modern classics that I can’t get and I am still pissed I can’t put the Harry Potter series on my kindle — yet.

      I know about 6 months ago, Nook was not up to par and had some kinks. Don’t know if they’ve been worked out yet. PanDigital is still getting some horrifying reviews about kinks. DOn’t know anything about the Sony. I would probably stick with Kindle.

    • 56 MTmarilyn
      November 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

      I have a droid and a kindle is on it. I love it. The best part for me is being able to read in the middle of the night without turning the light on. I have read alot of books I would not have bought before. And I also love to hold a book. But now I can read where ever I am even if I forgot to bring a book. I always have it with me. Also what I listen to alot is audible.com. It is amazing that while I am cleaning house I have a book on listening. I am 65 and thought I would never try one.

    • 57 debbyeOh
      November 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Hi Sue! I have the first generation Kindle, and I love it. I love books too, so I still buy some hard copies. What I find myself doing is buying a book I hear about on a news show, like Melissa Harris-Perry’s “Sister Citizen”, when without the.
      Kindle, I would have fiddled around forever before buying it. So I guess a Kindle helps you with one of our worst habits in this country: instant gratification! 😛

      P.S. That Kindle Fire looks cool, but it came after the fact for me.

    • 58 Obama Grandmama
      November 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

      I know that my daughter living in Germany currently has a Kindle and it makes it easy for me to give her a gift card to use and pick whatever she wants to pick to read as I have not kept up with what books she has and has not read. Others in my family have Nooks yet I am still giving old fashion cookbooks to them all besides gift cards. The cookbooks may be available to have on their techy tablets but I like the ease of turning the pages to browse and I desire to give them a specific book I think they would enjoy as part of the gift giving. I questioned whether I should give them a hardbound book when they owned the Kindle or Nook but decided I’d find out this year when they opened their gifts. Trial and error.

    • November 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      I love books for all the reasons you’ve mentioned, but I admit, I’ve been considering buying one of these gadgets lately. I haven’t succumbed, but might have to before the holiday season is over. There’s nothing like holding a physical book in your hands, though, or browsing through a bookstore. But for a child, if a gadget gets them to read more, then that’s more important – in my book (pun intended). 🙂

    • November 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      I love the Nook, got it last year for Christmas and have not been sorry!!! Easy to borrow books from the Public Library, Easy to borrow and lend books you purchase to friends, easy to navigate!!! I don’t use it for the Internet – but as for books – it is wonderful. Never had a problem downloading anything!!! I too love the feel of books and still buy hardcovers but for the most part – I use my NOOK – Love it !!!!

  15. 61 Tracy
    November 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I have Kindle Fire, Kindle, iPad: Kindle Fire is great although heavy; the new touch screen Kindle is not in color but relatively cheap. I still buy paper books but love the convenience of instant gratification. Kindle Fire you can watch movies and TV shows which is nice; the color is great.

    Love the contrast of Romney and President Obama: he has been consistent throughout his life as opposed to someone who has flip-flopped even on his first name.

  16. November 28, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Because of the ECB stepping in and helping Italy, and the recent Holiday spending, tge Dow may see a +400 point day!

  17. 63 Ladyhawke
    November 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

    EGYPTIANS FORM LONG QUEUES TO VOTE

    =====================================

    The Egyptian people will be able to attest to the fact that democracy can be messy and tough. But even though the elections in Egypt are fraught with problems, it is exhilarating to see the people so energized about voting. They say the last election with Hosni Mubarak was a forgone conclusion. This time they want to make their voices heard and pick their own leaders.

    Queues as Egypt votes in first post-Mubarak elections

    Early on Monday, queues formed outside polling stations in Cairo before the official opening time of 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT).

    A high turnout has been reported in many areas, and in places queues were said to stretch up to 3km (two miles).

    “Before we knew in advance who was going to dominate. So apathy was the order of the day,” Alexandria taxi driver Etimad Sameh told Reuters news agency. “Today we don’t know what the outcome will be. Voters are energised.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15914277

  18. 64 Don
    November 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

    The more I think about Bill Clinton’s semi-endorsement of Newt Gingrich the more it disturbs me. It seems to me that Clinton, when given an opportunity will try his best to slight President Obama. There was no need for him to praise Gingrich at the expense of President Obama. Let me remind Clinton that Gingrich was very vocal in calling for his impeachment during the Lewinsky drama. I’m to the point now where I strongly believe that Hilary isn’t even trying to lift a finger to quiet Bill. I wish her and Bill and everyone else in the Clinton cabal would just go away.

    • 65 Linda
      November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

      I saw him interviewed by his daughter on Book TV yesterday… He apologized for what he said about PBO and the debt ceiling in his book and admitted he was completely wrong. He thought the debt ceiling was filibuster proof when it actually is not. PBO tried to get it raised in the lame duck session last year and McConnell said he would filibuster it unless the WH agreed to ALL the Republicans budget requests. President Obama told McConnell to go pound salt.

    • 66 halo
      November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

      He’s trying to make his legacy better. Make it seem he’s a “reaosnable person” and “bipartisan” while pushing PBO to the left side.

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

      GOP HATE Gingrich because they believe what saved Clinton from complete impeachment/removal from office is Newt was having an affair with a staffer 25 years his junior.

      • 68 nintendowii10
        November 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

        And what’s really revealing is that Bill is endorsing not only the man who led the charge to his impeachment while having an affair himself, but a man from the OPPOSITE POLITICAL PARTY! Can you imagine if Jimmy Carter had endorsed Bob Dole or another Republican in 1996? Bill is proving more and more he’s more about HIMSELF and NOT the Democrats, he’s a bitter bitter man because PBO is racking in more achievements than he could dream of. Bill is just about as bad as the Republicans he claims to oppose; the saying that he was the best Republican President we ever had is just about true IMO.

    • November 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

      Maybe he is playing coy! Like dick Cheney does when he endorses Hillary! Just saying!

      • 70 nintendowii10
        November 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

        at least Hillary isn’t running for Pres, whereas Leroy “Newt” Gingrich is. There is NO excuse whatsoever for Bill Clinton to be endorsing ANY Republican unless he truly was the best Republican President we ever had, PERIOD.

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

      I think Bill Clinton is like Newt in the way they both open their mouths and say whatever comes to mind, thinking that everyone will love it. We can’t change either one of them.

      However, although Bill annoys me greatly, I’m with the small group that thinks that he is really on PBO’s side – even with the jealousy – and something tells me some of his remarks are coordinated with PBO. At least I cling to that hope, because we mustn’t forget he would also want to be around to take partial credit WHEN President Obama is re-elected.

      • 72 hopefruit2
        November 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

        I think Bill might be experiencing early onset dementia. Time for some ObamaCare.

      • 73 hopefruit2
        November 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

        BTW I agree with you and BWD that SOME of his comments may be coordinated behind the scenes with PBO. The rest of his comments are just Bill being Bill.

    • 74 24Sass
      November 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

      I think BClinton is killing Gingrich with kindness. The kind Gingrich would rather not have.

    • 77 Linda
      November 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Here is Bill Clinton apologizing for what he said about PBO in regard to the debt ceiling in his new book. He does it right in the beginning. This is a really good interview.

      http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/302601-1

    • 80 nospin
      November 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Don – it took me months to get over what Hillary did during her run for the Presidency in terms of her dog whistles against PO. But I could never in good conscience blame her for anything Bill does. He was the cause of a lot of her own issues during her campaign. She could not control him then, she couldn’t control him when he was in the WH and she certainly can’t control him now.

      The fault lies with Bill and the fact that his ego can’t stomach the fact that President Obama is a better skilled politician and President than he ever was.

  19. 81 Debz
    November 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I just read at TPM that the new DNC ad is being shown in swing states, certainly not what Mitt wants. The DNC is going for independent swing voters. Putting a bug in their ear about Mittens being a liar and untrustworthy. Good job DNC!

    • 82 Lovepolitics2008
      November 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      What I’m puzzled about is why they’re doing it so soon…

      Are they trying to weaken Romney so he won’t be the nominee? And if so, are they so sure that another nominee would be easier to beat?

      Or, do they wish it will be Romney and by attacking him they want to help create an aura of inevitability around him?

    • 83 nospin
      November 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Debz – I love the ad too. It blew my mind that the DNC really does have a website titled mittvmitt.com. I checked and cracked up.

      That was hilarious. and the video. . . . . I think it is timely and it goes to show that this administration, with lessons learned from PO’s team, can be equally ruthless and they will CRUSH you. They didn’t even incorporate any of the usual spin. They just show the absolute truth. lol

      I love it. I’m with you. Good job DNC!

      • November 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

        I think part of the strategy of attacking now is because it could influence the coming debates and primaries. So far, they’ve only been attacking President Obama, even though President Obama has fairly moderate policies that are popular, once broken down. I didn’t hear any of the newscasts state that Newt’s immigration position is basically identical to the one the President has been espousing, apart from not giving undocumented workers a path to citizenship – all the other elements are the same. So, by coming out with these ads now and forcing the GOP to take firm stances to differentiate themselves, the campaign is also saying that their words will be used against them eventually when they get to the general, so they should either speak sense and alienate the tea party crazies now (and potentially forfeit the nomination), or be prepared to eat their words when they get to the General and those words are replayed in ads that will put off the General electorate.

    • November 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks to your heads up..I just went and read that at TMP, Debz. Thank you. I left a comment and basically said a “good job” to the DNC, too. Like Brad Woodhouse said..”the point isn’t the size of the buy”. Imv, it’s exposing the lying scheming mitt by whatever means neccessary. Mitt opened a big ol’ can of worms on himself when he started insulting the intelligence of the American People.

      http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/dnc-pushes-back-on-reports-its-big-anti-mitt-ad-buy-aint-all-that-big.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

  20. 86 Linda
    November 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Grrr…..

    My comment on Bill Clinton on Book TV is stuck in the land of forgot to sign in. It was a response to Don’s comment.

  21. 88 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
    November 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DG5sXcdiL1wE&v=G5sXcdiL1wE&gl=US

    HOW IS THIS GUY GOING TO DEBATE PBO? PLEASE WATCH WILLARD MITT ROMNEY AT HIS WORST.

  22. 91 dotster3
    November 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Local Chgo TV airing Maggie Daley’s funeral, or at least the preparations, just showed Valerie Jarrett and Jesse Jackson arriving, awaiting the FL and VP Biden who are both expected.

  23. November 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

    THE WHITEBOARD
    IN CHICAGO: The White House reports: “The Vice President, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden have arrived in Chicago, Illinois, to attend funeral services for Maggie Daley.”
    Pool-

    • 93 JER
      November 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Funeral Services for Maggie Daley streaming here: http://www.wgntv.com/news/livestreaming/

      • 94 jacquelineoboomer
        November 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

        Thank you so very much, JER. My Chicago channel isn’t airing it.

      • 95 dotster3
        November 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

        Audio only, I believe. No cameras allowed inside. The Bidens and the FL were ushered in a back door and seated without notice of TV cameras outside, reported they did not want to have any media attention on them on this day and rightfully so. Lots of politicians from across the country in attendance. Heard the welcome to the Bidens which mentioned that St. Patricks is where their son was married and a welcome home to First Lady Michelle Obama. A moving scene was the line-up of school kids outside the cathedral who were waving and clapping as the funeral procession arrived. Much of Maggie Daley’s endeavors were directed at improving lives of the children of Chicago.

  24. 96 24Sass
    November 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I absolutely love that video of Mitt wanting to be president. It’s a docudrama of how the man lies through his teeth. The Democrats are on the ball with getting the truth out there, doing a great job.

    Barney Frank will be missed in the House, he is an icon. The best to him.

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

      What an ugly dog. Inside and out.

    • 99 24Sass
      November 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

      Kyl is an ass and the sooner he’s out of office, the better. Gawd I can’t stand those self-righteous repubs.

    • November 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      I don’t know if this will work as well as the other attempts in that it’s more take from the rich to give to somebody else – a straight cash transaction. Before it was to pay for infrastructure, or to keep police, fire, teachers on the job – now it’s raise theirs to get yours, and it seems a bit unseemly. Admittedly it was always wealth redistribution, to take back from the folks who have been ripping off everybody else for decades, but I just don’t think the sales job will be the same – the GOP can boil it down to pretty base terms. I think there needed to be a middle man in there – that raise taxes on the rich to pay for something rather than going to payroll tax holiday.

      Dems better be ready with the Ryan Budget as their pushback ammo where Ryan wants to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while raising rates on the poor, sick, and old.

      • November 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

        Huntsman has wholeheartedly endorsed the Paul Ryan budget – he’s going to regret those words, because he clearly wasn’t watching when President Obama tore Ryan a new one as Ryan sat glibly and unsuspectingly in the front row. I think that will be Huntsman’s downfall.

  25. November 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

    WASHINGTON – Today, November 28, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk will hold a media teleconference to announce a sweeping reform of federal leasing regulations for American Indian lands that will help to expedite economic development and spur renewable energy development in Indian Country.

    http://www.doi.gov/news/mediaadvisories/Today-Secretary-Salazar-Assistant-Secretary-Echo-Hawk-to-Announce-Significant-Reforms-to-Spur-Economic-Development-Renewable-Energy-in-Indian-Country.cfm

    • 104 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

      Wonderful. I really appreciate that the Obama administration hasn’t forgot our tribal nations. Hopefully, their efforts will assist them greatly.

  26. 105 bjw2
    November 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Hey have anyone heard from UTAusti, I’ve missed her.?

    Thanks!

    • 106 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Yeah I missed her too..but I reckon she must have been away for the Thanksgiving weekend, spending time with her family/friends, etc!!

  27. November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Heads up everyone, Jay Carney’s press briefing is starting soon:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2011/11/28/heads-up-and-chat-away-2/

  28. 108 Left-Indie
    November 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I often think our political ads are a mush at best but whoever is doing these Mitt ads is making me have faith again. I’m thinking the problems was that VA Gov Kain the whole time. Time to give to the DNC…Under new managment a much more effective. Thank God.


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