202 Responses to “chat away …. (anyone watching the freak show?)”

  1. December 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    There’s another why don’t they give it up…geesh

  2. December 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Yup. On Richard Adams blog.


    Now it’s Rick Santorum: how come every other candidate has at least had a spot at the top of the polls, and you haven’t? “We present a clear contrast,” says Rick. The contrast being: no-one is voting for you.

  3. December 15, 2011 at 9:18 pm


    They ask Michele Bachmann the same question about beating Obama. As if that’s going to happen. “Fifty-five years old and I spent 50 years as a real person and five years going toe-to-toe with Barack Obama,” says Bachmann, in a statement that is just weird.

    Asked why he is so rubbish, Rick Perry claims that like star quarterback Tim Tebow – actually not a very good quarterback but he somehow still wins games – he can be better than he looks. “I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses,” says Perry. Perry will be lucky to be the Forrest Gump of the Iowa caucuses.

  4. December 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm


    If you had “Saul Alinsky radical” in tonight’s debate drinking game, then chug, because Newt just dropped that.

    If you don’t know who Saul Alinsky is, join the 99% of the American population who are with you.

    This is the “bash Obama” phase of the debate, in which all the candidates agree that Obama is an ineffectual, do-nothing novice president who is destroying the country.

    Yup, these third rate bastids of mofos got nuthin’.

  5. December 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm

  6. December 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Did Willard just concede that the President’s auto industry bail-out was a roaring success?

    • 16 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      I couldn’t figure it out. There was a lot of gibberish falling from his lips. He said that PO shut down some business to save some. Or something to that effect.

      • 17 nospin
        December 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        so that somehow neutralized him from PO saying he had failing businesses. Since PO did the same thing.

        • 18 anniebella
          December 15, 2011 at 11:24 pm

          One question, how the hell do you guys find the nerve to watch those lying GOP clowns? More power to you all because I couldn’t stand them.

          • 19 nospin
            December 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

            lolololol anniebella after a looonnngggg day at a stressful job, these debates provide great comedy relief. You release a lot of that pent up energy yelling at the tv. lol

    • 21 utaustinliberal
      December 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      Yes he did Chips. Once you get past his convoluted statement, he basically said PBO’s auto bailout was a success.

  7. 22 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Romney – twisted the issue raised by Gingrich on why he had so many failing business – he (Romney) responded to to the question on his business acumen by attacking President Obama. His response was just weird. He (Romney) said he learned his lessons from his experiences killing jobs but he has more experience than PO on creating jobs??????

  8. December 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    nooooooooooooo – going to an office xmas party. 😀

    • 24 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      oh Ms. Princess Potty Mouth. Are you saying you are willing to miss all the fun of watching the Fake Noise (FauxNews) Republican debate and instead attend an office party?

  9. 26 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Bachman is looking pretty good tonight. Whoever did her hair and make up did a good job.

    and she is kicking Gingrich’s ass on that topic about his taking money from Freddie Mac

  10. 30 almablanca
    December 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Will anyone ever poll the millions of people who actually like or love the president and see where he is taking the US? I am sick of the 75% who say they believe the country is going in the wrong direction or they don’t like the president and yet in every photo we see a different President, loved by crowds of people. what’s wrong with the media and the pollsters?

    • 31 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      they take pride in their ignorance.

    • 32 Lovepolitics2008
      December 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      It seems plausible that 75% of responders said the country is going in the wrong direction because so many are frustrated either at the jobs situation or at the political gridlock in Washington.

      What I find simplistic, stupid, outrageous is for pundits to equate that result into a condemnation of President Obama by american voters. People are frustrated for a LOT of reasons. Many of those 75% are supportive of POTUS and know that he’s the one on their side.

      • 33 JoJothecat
        December 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm

        Also, the 75% dislikes how the country is heading is due to Congress with their 9% spproval rating.

      • 35 hopefruit2
        December 16, 2011 at 12:45 am

        I got polled this very question by Quinnipiac once and I took the pains to tell the pollster that I was somewhat dissatisfied with the direction the country was going, but this was in NO WAY a reflection of President Obama, whose handling of his job I approved of very much. I also told the pollster that I was concerned that the media was going to take the responses to this question and present in such a manner as to give an impression that folks are unhappy with the President. The pollster did not respond to or address my concerns, and continued with her questioning. However, I have been meaning to write a letter to each of the polling companies about what I believe is an unethical and deliberately misleading use of particular questions to form a certain narrative. This is definitely one of those questions that should be followed up with a secondary “why or why not?” or “who do you think is responsible for this?” but isn’t.

  11. 36 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Crikey – Romney is trying to break bad on the President.

    He is so full of shit.

  12. December 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Go Crazy-eyed Lady!

    Michele Bachmann is also not convinced by Newt’s attempt to compare Freddie Mac to other “government sponsored entities” such as credit unions. And she’s right.

    “We can’t have someone as our nominee someone who stands for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, they need to be shut down.”

    Gingrich is claiming that what Bachmann said “is factually untrue.” But he than claims things that Bachmann didn’t accuse him of. Newt’s screwing himself here, he can’t win this one by defending something a lot of Republicans don’t like.

    Bachmann 1, Gingrich 0.

    Gingrich’s is still babbling away but he’s digging a hole.

    This is the danger of Newt Gingrich: give him enough rope and he will tie it around his own neck.

  13. 38 Pamela
    December 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    No, am writing up logs on clients, and invoicing! Doing my bit to keep th economy growing! Also one eye on the iPad, listening in on all o’ y’all! Kitty in my lap, cold rain coming down tonight! Love The First Family!

  14. 39 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t understand why Ron Paul wants to be President if he is against government to the level where he wants to dismantle most of it.

    • December 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      A more than reasonable question 😉

    • December 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      THIS is the side of Ron Paul that’s rarely mentioned by the talking heads. Makes me wonder why anyone would hold a person like this in such high regard…(Looking at you, Rachel Maddow and company!)

      “[Although] we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.”

      “Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the ‘criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”

      “[B]lack males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary, and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.”

      Paul defended the newsletters’ racist content when it was first brought up by his opponent in a 1996 congressional race—standing by, for instance, charges that Democratic Rep. Barbara Jordan, the state’s first black congresswoman, was granted favorable treatment because of her race. His statements were “academic, tongue-in-cheek,” he said of the newsletters, and were not meant to be taken at face value. It wasn’t until five years later that Paul offered an alibi, claiming that the newsletters had been ghostwritten.


      Read more: http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/dont-believe-ron-paul-hype

    • 48 Lovepolitics2008
      December 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Ron Paul DOESN’T want the job. He’s there to promote his ideology. He knows he can’t win and won’t have to confront the reality of governance.

    • 49 anniebella
      December 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      I guess he want everyone smoking weed.

  15. December 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Perry doesn’t even have to say anything now, just the mere sight of him makes me laugh.

  16. 52 meabloom
    December 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Then tell me why you are running for President??

  17. 53 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Perry – cut government in half. Let them work part time. Let them work total of 144 days every other year as we do in Texas.

  18. December 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    • 56 Cha
      December 16, 2011 at 1:40 am

      romney doesn’t need no stinkin’ facts..he thinks his stinkin’ lies will take him all the way to the White House. Brwawawaaaaa.

  19. 57 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Huntsman didn’t get not one applause. lol poor Huntsman

  20. 58 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Santorum — As President I will repeal every single Obama regulations so business can get going in this country.

  21. December 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm


    Gingrich once again was trapped trying to explain his bilious attack on the Paul Ryan Medicare reforms – Gingrich branded them “right-wing social engineering” – and once again claims he said something he didn’t.

    And people think this guy could beat Obama in a debate?

  22. 63 meabloom
    December 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Oh Lord! Wake that chile up please! He’s DREAMING!

  23. 64 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    they are actually asking pretty good questions tonight. I am surprised.

    The candidates were uncomfortable from time to time.

    Not tough questions but better than past debates.

  24. December 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

  25. 71 isonprize
    December 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Ya’ll have stronger stomachs than I. The reason I can’t watch the “Freak Show” is that I know that there are people out there who actually believe this non-sense. I’m catching up on all the good news with Donna Dem today and about to attempt to get a good night’s sleep.

  26. 74 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Ron Paul – On Iran

    Question – what would you do if you had solid evidence regarding them having a Nuclear weapon.

    He would do nothing because Iran would deserve to have a nuclear weapon because they (Iran) are surrounded and they are just fighting back.

    Santorum – everyone in Iran is a terrorist and they are only interested in martydom because their theology teaches them to hate the US because of who we are and what we believe in. bomb them

    Santorum is a hateful bigot

    Romney – Obama is poor on protecting the country. says shrink the military. King of appeasement.

    Bachmann – Obama lost the war in Iraq and lost the peace. Iran will wipe Israel of the face of the map and also the US. Their mission is to extend Jihad.

    These people are nuts.

    • 75 Cha
      December 16, 2011 at 1:31 am

      Poor Pitiful Romney..fighing for his political life and lashing out with any dumbass thing that pops into his waxy emptyhead.

  27. 76 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Ron Paul – what do you expect from folks in Iran retaliating if you keep bombing them?

  28. 77 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Paul called Bachmann a bold faced liar.

  29. 78 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    go Ron Paul – “you can’t solve problems with War. Stop overreacting and creating wars.”

    Ron Paul calls bullshit on the hawks. lol

    • 79 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      that unfortunately won’t win him any points with the neocons

    • 80 anniebella
      December 16, 2011 at 8:04 am

      These right wing nuts like Bachmann, McCain, Rommney, don’t mind starting wars, as long as they can send these middle class, poor folks children to fight and die in them.

  30. 81 carolyn
    December 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Who’s asking the questions tonight? I’d like to know, but don’t want to turn the stupid thing on.

  31. 82 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Huntsman is full of shit. I can’t stand the man.

    • 83 57andFemale
      December 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you! Just because he has a passing belief in science does not make him ‘moderate’. He’s as right wing as the rest of them.

      Just because he believes what every fifth grader should believe, does not make him ‘presidential’.

  32. December 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Looks like willard is toast. Yet again.

  33. 86 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Perry – call for a no “over fly” zone in Israel and he says that PO’s administration is muddled. lol

    PO is weak and leads from behind.

  34. December 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Rick Perry’s talking about “Isril”. Never heard of the place 😕

  35. December 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm


    All of candidates are having fun beating up on Obama here, but this isn’t going to wash in a presidential debate with Obama standing right there and able to speak.

    • 98 HZ
      December 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      Curtains Close. Thank you amk for obama. You have said a mouth full there. POB will tear anyone of them up in nice pieces and stack them up in a corner to yell “Help, Hell, I need Help, Please.” Goodnight TOD Family.HZ

  36. December 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    RA blog

    Our correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg is at the debate venue in Sioux City, Iowa, and she sends this analysis of the debate so far:

    Perry has spent a little bit too much time staring slack-jawed into the camera to dispel the impression that he does not have the intellect to be president. But he did get applause for his idea for a part-time Congress, working just 140 days every two years,

    Huntsman meanwhile seems to have misjudged his audience with his line about America getting screwed. That just about sums up his chances in the Iowa caucuses.

  37. December 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Boy, I admire you all for watching this crap! These people actually believe they can be President and run this country, They are all out of their minds. Thank you for keeping us all updated!!!

  38. December 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm


  39. 105 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Perry – Hezbollah and Hamas is coming through the Mexican border

  40. 107 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    After Ron Paul schooled Michele Batshit, Ana Marie Cox tweeted:

  41. 109 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Huntsman — In terms of immigration, this president has screwed up the economy so badly that no one wants to come anymore

    • 110 Lovepolitics2008
      December 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      This is supposed to be the “honorable” candidate ? As opposed to the clowns and the demagogues who are on the stage, this man is intelligent and informed. He certainly can read, is surely aware of what the big majority of economists are saying so he must KNOW that POTUS is not to blame.

      Like someone has said in this thread, he’s a snake. I think dems should start looking more into him just in case he begins to gain traction after New Hampshire.

  42. 113 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Romney is lying like a rug.

    There is a reason for all his flips and flops.

    • 114 vitaminlover
      December 16, 2011 at 12:22 am

      That’s why he sweats so much. Lies will make one do that. I never see our Beloved President sweat unless he is working out and even then it is a ‘cool sweat’. Romney is a nervous wreck and is having a hard time keeping up with his lies. I apologize for putting My President’s name in the same post as this buzzard. But it was for good comparisons versus bad.

  43. 115 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Santorum got Romney good on his signing marriage certificates for GLBT couples.

    Romney is stuttering.

    • 116 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Romney said he supports equality for everyone but he opposes gay marriage.

      Santorum said if you oppose gay marriage, why did you personally sign marriage certificates for GLBT couples

  44. December 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

  45. 119 Sukey
    December 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I was watching but turned it off . Loved all your comments, just read them all. Much more fun than the debate.

  46. December 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    • 121 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      I think that Bachmann in her own mind believes what she says. She wakes up every morning and in her alternate reality up really IS down.

  47. 122 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Winner for tonight’s Republican Debate


  48. 129 dotster3
    December 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Ugh—-I’m watching Katie Couric’s year end review—-it was semi-enjoyable for awhile, covering the whole range of topics, had a clip of Obama at Gabby Giffords memorial, covered the bin Laden demise, mostly making fun of all the Repub candidates——and then had to wreck it all with an Obama doom and gloom bit. Why do they all think they have to slant their Obama coverage in this way—-had Tapper on saying something about 21 straight mo. of high unemployment has ended the enthusiasm for him and his change goals etc. etc., showed glorious moments from ’08 and then showed him looking all sad now. It was all so familiar and predictable. I just shake my head and sigh. Disgusting once again.

  49. 132 nospin
    December 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Huntsman’s voice is so annoying.

    Fake fake fake fake.

  50. December 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

  51. December 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Don’t know how to post a tweet but, I have been laughing all night on twitter! Two made my laugh so hard I cried

    * Anna Marie Cox: Well, Romney just pulled his dick out and is swinging it around at this point!

    * Free Speech First: If they all want to go to war with Iran..lets just put them in a little boat and ship them over there and see what the five of them can do!

  52. 139 collegekay
    December 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Is the debate over? How did Romney do?

    • December 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Someone who thinks like a teabagger would have to judge their performance as they are all mental midgets and big liars so it was just a disaster, to me.

  53. December 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

  54. December 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Evening Chips! Good Evening TOD Family! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day

    For while Senator McCain was turning his sights to Iraq just days after 9/11, I stood up and opposed this war, knowing that it would distract us from the real threats we face. When John McCain said we could just “muddle through” in Afghanistan, I argued for more resources and more troops to finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and made clear that we must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights. John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell – but he won’t even go to the cave where he lives.

    And today, as my call for a time frame to remove our troops from Iraq has been echoed by the Iraqi government and even the Bush Administration, even after we learned that Iraq has a $79 billion surplus while we’re wallowing in deficits, John McCain stands alone in his stubborn refusal to end a misguided war.

    That’s not the judgment we need. That won’t keep America safe. We need a President who can face the threats of the future, not keep grasping at the ideas of the past.

    –from Acceptance Speech at the Democratic Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 28, 2008

    Have a great night, everyone! 😛

  55. December 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve been saying on twitter that #TheFixIsIn. Romney will be the nominee. The MSM wants Mittens & they are doing their damnedest to make it so. All during the debate the villagers were fact checking Newt like crazy and healing loads of praise on Mittens. I don’t feel ad for Newt, but Romey just lies like a rug but not fact check the first other than from dem allies.

    • December 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Ugh stupid iPad spell check… Heaping not healing & bad not ad…

    • 146 nospin
      December 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Debate wise Gingrich is a stronger candidate than Romney. I don’t think Romney will be the nominee. At this point based on the current field my guess is it will boil down to voters selecting the candidate via the “eeny, meenie, miney, moe” methodology while in the voting booth.

      • December 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        I definitely think Romney is going to be the nominee. Newt in the general election? I don’t think so.

        • 148 nospin
          December 15, 2011 at 11:40 pm

          I think Newt has a fair enough chance as the rest of the folks. I was watching Fox a few minutes after the debate (forgot to switch the channel) and Fox was touting Perry as the comeback kid so they are still looking for an alternative.

          Regardless of who they select .. . . . PBO will emerge the winner.

  56. 149 donna dem 4 obama
    December 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I’m finally settling down and checking my emails since Ieaving work at 1:00 today and guess who got an email at 1:38 today telling them that the President would be calling between 4:20-5:15??? Yep that would be me. Oh well, it was more fun being surprised 🙂

    • December 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      🙂 I got a surprise call on my cell on St. Patricks Day once from Bono but THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO A BARACK OBAMA SURPRISE PHONE CALL.

    • December 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      I am so excited for you, Donna. Congratulations again!!

    • 154 desertflower
      December 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      Just as well, donna. Can you imagine how you would feel if you’d seen that email when they sent it? You’d be a mess ALL DAY! This way, you were pleasantly surprised, and you didn’t have to be a basket case all day 🙂 So proud of you!

    • December 15, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Its better that you were surprised otherwise you would have been sitting at home a nervous wreck for almost an hour.

    • December 16, 2011 at 12:13 am

      It’s probably better that you didn’t know – because you might have been a nervous wreck waiting for the call. 35 minutes is a long time to wait! So happy for you.

    • December 16, 2011 at 8:23 am

      @ Donna dem; CONGRATULATIONS! So wonderful to read about your chat with President Obama. Thanks for sharing it with us

      🙂 🙂 🙂

    • December 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

      ‘..it was more fun being surprised’

      Very definitely! IMO the timing, staging/props, and supporting actors worked out just ‘perfectly’ for a wonderful memory, and your subsequent report for us is a model for the press corps media dolts. You go, Gurl! 😛

      ps – I guess Mr. DD4O was a little disappointed that he missed it?

      ps2 – Now that you are famous, are you auctioning your autograph? 😉

  57. December 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    All I can say is you are brave souls to watch this freak show. Seriously, this was on national TV?
    Thank you God, for President Obama.

    I had a very difficult time watching just GWB alone. I know my stomach cannot tolerate this. I cannot believe that people would consider voting for these clowns. What really boggles my mind is that Cain supspends his campaign because of his numerous affairs. Newt Gangrene has had affairs throughout all of his three marriages and he is running for the highest office in the free world.

    If this is right, someone please tell me what is wrong.

  58. 160 collegekay
    December 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Hopefully this is the last debate before the caucus. It’s been pretty much overkill.

  59. 162 collegekay
    December 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm


  60. 170 carolyn
    December 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I’m not so sure Romney will have a cakewalk to the nomination. Gingrich seems to be able to bounce back just when you think he’s done. Newt is persistent, and will not let a little thing like the mainstream media being against him stop him. I wonder if Cain wishes he had stayed in…..
    Romney is being shown to be such a liar….not just a flip-flopper, that I think, if he is nominated, that will stick in the general. He is writing the anti-Romney ads.
    Watching him I get the same grumble in the pit of my stomach I did when trying to watch GWB.

  61. 174 Elly in Maryland
    December 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Donna Dem, your experience inspired me to make another campaign contribution today.
    Good night and sweet dreams about your most excellent day!

    • 175 donna dem 4 obama
      December 16, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Fantastic Elly. You have a good night. I guess I’ll get tired at some point and go to sleep 🙂

    • 176 taiping1
      December 16, 2011 at 12:51 am

      OFA is making a big push for donations by 12/31 which will determine resources on the ground next year. Perhaps TOD can feature group or personal fundraisers every day. If we put in for every GOP idiocy, slander, PL or media bashing, at even $1 per time the campaign would rake in money!

  62. 177 carolyn
    December 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Six months ago I was sure Romney would be the nominee, for one thing with Republicans, it’s a matter of turn, and it’s Romney’s turn, he’s waited. He LOOKS the part….but, I’m not a Republican and cannot understand their thought patterns…..so, I’m watching and waiting now, and I think we are probably in for more surprises…..if there are no surprises, that will be a surprise:-)

  63. December 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Chips, luv, could you please post the great graph at the end of this article tomorrow? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16192105 Thanks.

  64. 179 collegekay
    December 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    My friend and mentor just posted this on facebook. She works with OFA and has met PBO. 🙂

    “I was asked what to say to “disappointed” liberals…I told them about a principle that guides my life…the 80/20 rule. There is no one in my life that is 100% perfect but God. Those that I spend my time with and trust my life with have to meet the 80/20 rule. This means that they have to have 80% of the qualities that I look for in a person with the knowledge that we will disagree 20% of the time (my wife is included). Why would I hold any politician, especially the President at a standard higher than my life partner and best friends? He is not going to be perfect or match my beliefs perfectly (no one does), but we agree at least 80% of the time. The folks on the other side may reach 5%. That makes the choice easy. I ended by saying at the end of the day we have to be realistic about what one person can accomplish in a short period of time with a number of obstacles…When you compare him to the alternative and not to the almighty…the choice is easy….4 MORE YEARS!”

    I 100% agree.

  65. December 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    -Hello collegekay:
    That is the most sensible thought that have heard today. Thank you…….It will all work together, now I am sure. What a profound thought to sleep on. Sweet sleep to you and yours.

  66. December 16, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Christopher Hitchens has passed away.

  67. 187 dregsmith
    December 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the RIGHT

    they were bloody and battered from their own ugly fight

    Newt has a plan and mitt wants to foil it

    so all of our kids don’t have to clean toilets

    Michelle,a campaign debt she now has to pay

    unless her strange husband can PRAY IT AWAY

    and Rick Perry keeps hanging, but I think its too late

    since he guessed that the high court must only have 8…

    Ron Paul the good doctor, his hopes are still high

    but if you don’t have good health care he’ll cheer you to DIE

    Santorum has tried hard, but hasn’t done well

    when asked what had happened he said”don’t ask,and don’t tell !”

    On Mitty on Ricky on Ronnie on Newt, yelled Santa as his reindeer took flight

    Obama is going to kick all your asses, Merry Christmas to all,and good night !!!

    Wriiten by cowboy17 on MSNBC post

  68. 189 professorx10
    December 16, 2011 at 6:40 am

    before I go
    dregsmith < for the win for that master piece


  69. 191 donna dem 4 obama
    December 16, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Congratulations Chips!
    I’m not sure when you reached your fundraising goal but that $8,000.00+ looks mighty fine!

    I’m was notified via email yesterday that the campaign really wants us to step up our fundraising for year end. Its also the end of the quarter as well so I’ll be posting my fundraiser to try and get the campaign some help this month.

    Our President is such a humble, grateful man….who can resist doing everything they can to ensure a win next year.

    Thanks again TOD for helping me to get that fantabulous phone call from PBO yesterday.


    Have a great productive day everyone!!

    • 192 mtmarilyn
      December 16, 2011 at 7:33 am

      Donna, did you sleep last? I feel like I was there listening in with you. What a gift we have with this place. Here is a virtual (((((((((hug)))))))).

    • December 16, 2011 at 8:49 am

      Thank you so much Donna! Just shared the news on today’s Rise and Shine post. And thank you again for your heartstopping account of your phone call with the President, I hardly slept!!!

  70. December 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Buddy Roemer on morning Joe. Here is a guy who does not even get 1% in the polls and can’t get any OWS people to show up at his rally.
    And yet, he is being pushed onto the scene from somebody high up. Crimony, he is on msnbc all the time. Hmmm!

  71. December 16, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Strange. I go over to the hill website, and headlines are- Obama runs rusk of overexposure with latest media blitz.

    That is bs.

    They just dont want him talking about Iraq.

  72. December 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    State of Play: EPA is preparing to unveil long-awaited (and long-delayed) rules as soon as Friday that mandate cuts in mercury and other air toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

    The heavily-lobbied rules are among the measures at the center of a political clash between Republicans who claim the Environmental Protection Agency is going overboard and a White House that caved on ozone rules but has pledged to hold the line on these protections.


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