328 Responses to “partners”


  1. 1 halo
    December 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Robert Reich can go SHOVE IT!

    FIRST!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!

    • 2 COS
      December 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      Doug Wilder and Joe Madison can shove it also. This pair is just like frick and frack. They complement each other.

      • 3 anniebella
        December 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        I agree with you. President Obama trust Joe Biden, and he trust the President . The families are close. First Lady Obama and Dr. Biden are friends also. So Joe Madison, Doug Wilder, Robert Reich and any other who are pushing this piece of crap of Hillary replacing VP Biden, you might as well put it to rest.

        • 4 William Jackson
          December 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

          I just heard about this, here. I don’t recall Joe Madison pushing Hillary before. I had always thought that fully supported President Obama. And, I’ve always liked him. Of course, when it comes to President Obama, that is where I draw the line.

          I fully support President Obama.

        • 6 nathkatun7
          December 31, 2011 at 1:20 am

          I am slowly catching on to the games of people who crave media attention. They know the media is anti-President Obama. So, all they need to do is manufacture criticism that has nothing to do with anything the President has done. Or, if that’s not enough, they feel that they have to tell the President what he needs to do to retain his base. Never mind the fact that they know absolutely nothing about the President’s base, which, by the way, has remained steadfast in supporting him. If all that fails they come out with headline grabbing predictions that are purely based on fantasy. What a shame that a supposedly reputable economist would resort to fantasizing in order to attract media attention. What an even more absolute tragedy for Americans that our so called 4th estate would chose to headline such fantasies instead of examining real problems facing the country.

          • December 31, 2011 at 1:49 am

            This is true, Nathkatun7.

          • 8 Waltjack
            December 31, 2011 at 7:31 am

            I agree with You N7, this all about nothing, . The poll say’s Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the best in the world. People hate to mention the presidents Cario speech which started the Arab Spring because PBO and Hillary executing a policy they discussed together are now seeing the fruits of their labor. No other President or Sec. of State have ever had this kind of world that we have and they are doing an excellent job. Hillary for ( Nobel Peace Prize)

      • 9 Puddin'
        December 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm

        These people want to be important…so they resort to say stupid dumb shit…last week Doug Wilder was talking about PBO didn’t have enough “Black” folks in his cabinet, etc…I say, they can pick a VP when they become President…until then they can just stfu!

        • 10 William Jackson
          December 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm

          I totally agree!

        • 11 Puddin'
          December 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

          And ne more thing…Gore was about as exciting as a cricket…did all of these self proclaimed “know it all” persons with egos larger than life, tell clinton who to pick for VP? I smell a bill…I mean a rat!!!

          • December 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

            I’d say you have good instincts, Puddin. Something smells rotten, and I think it’s as distinct as the nose of Bill’s face.

          • 13 Chi
            December 31, 2011 at 4:07 am

            That Guy Joe Madison sounded and looked so stupid and so bought and paid for as he blurted that crap on PoliticsNation today…

            The telltale signs of blueberry fed him by the Clintonites was all over his face and clothes)…

            It is so disrespectful to Joe Biden this whole Hillary as V.P nonsense, it pisses me off to no end…

            Joe Biden has been an exemplary V.P and everything one would hope for in ones right hand man…

            President Obama I believe would rather lose the elections than replace Joe Biden and only jerks and small-minded opportunists would ever conceive and push this most spectacularly petty and cynical idea…

    • 14 Betsy
      December 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      Amen. Biden and Obama belong together. They are a GREAT team! Joe Biden is a fabulous Vice-President, and I don’t want anyone else!

      • 15 anniebella
        December 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        I am right with you Betsy.

      • 16 Pamela
        December 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm

        It simply make no sense. These people are out to lunch to be projecting this kind of stupidity. Months and months ago, PBO announced how pleased he was that Joseph Biden had agreed to run for 2nd term with him. End of story. Obama~Biden 2012.

        • 17 Waltjack
          December 31, 2011 at 7:40 am

          I love you Pamela. These people must have something to report, but there are no stupid gaffs to report or Repub crap so they must make up something. This is all to cause confusion, but it does not work we know about our POTUS and VPOUS. Do not give them fuel for the fire by feeding into their crap. It will go on for days and days and months and months, we know the story, America knows the story. Just vote.

      • 18 nathkatun7
        December 31, 2011 at 1:43 am

        I really like Joe Biden. If, in 2008, President Obama was not running, I would have voted for Joe Biden over all the other Democratic presidential candidates. When President Obama selected Joe Biden as his VP, my respect for him really hit the roof. I have the uttermost respect for Hillary Clinton who has done a marvelous job as SoS. But, I don’t think she would have had the President’s back the way VP Biden has, especially with Bill hovering around in search of media attention. Besides VP Biden, there is, of course, Dr. Jill Biden! Her passion for education and her teaming up with the First Lady to champion the interests of our military and their families is unprecedented! So, Robert Reich can do all his fantasizing about Hillary as VP. For me, I already have my campaign buttons of President Obama and VP Biden. I even have my “Cup of Joe” sent to me in honor of my subscription on his birthday!

        OBAMA-BIDEN ALL THE WAY! BEST TEAM EVER!

        • December 31, 2011 at 2:15 am

          CO-SIGN, Nath! We have never had such a competent group of people as the Obamas and Bidens working together for us in Washington. They also model true “family values” ethical and moral behavior for our young people. I will also add that I never want to see Billy within spitting distance of the WH again! He has so been totally on my last nerve. Hillary just lost her mother and has to be grieving but doing her best to carry on. She wants a rest and maybe a grandchild to hold in her arms.

    • 20 Waltjack
      December 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

      Who has EVER been better then Obama/Biden Can anyone name a President/Vice President tandom that has done more for us, or the US. What did Reich do for the US he is always put up as some kind of smart person who knows what the Democrats should do. The Democrat party is a party os ideas from all walks of life. Know one has to suck up to the party line but I think we now know what we can believe in and that is Obama/Biden 2012.

  2. 21 maritza
    December 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Joe is a BFD!!!

  3. 25 isonprize
    December 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Love me so Joey B!!!

  4. 27 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    That’s the way, Chips! THEY are a BFD!

  5. 28 isonprize
    December 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    The “Daily Dose of Joey the Shark” was much more active during the ’08 campaign, but if you want a ridiculous amount of Joe Biden, check out this site:

    http://biden-daily.livejournal.com/

    Reading some of the comments, just know that they have a naughty apartment. A mat just wouldn’t have been big enough!!!

    • 29 Obama Grandmama
      December 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Perfect post of the pics of Obama and Biden together. The charisma and cooperation shows through in the photos. No more explanation needed. We all need the same two continuing onward. When it works why mess with it?

      • 30 criquet
        December 31, 2011 at 7:01 am

        I am so glad to see this pushback from the TOD family on this. This new meme is GOP enabling and really disrespectful to PBO and VP Biden.

        PBO chose VP Biden for several reasons- his political experience, his long service in the Senate which allowed him to liase with Congress (resulting in getting Mr Arlen Specter to come over), negotiating with the Senate and House , all of his foreign affairs experience and personal knowledge of foreign leaders, conflicts and issues his honesty and little baggage.I do not think that Mrs Clinton would have been able to help President Obama with Congress or the wars in the first two or this year like VP Biden has.

        Having Mrs Clinton as VP may work electorally but the resulting chaos ,manufactured and other scandals not just about her but especially about former President Clinton and his global initiative funding and associates and not least the people surrounding them would not assist in a second term . Additionally they may try to push an agenda not in keeping with that of PBO and say he is beholding to them for winning and needs to implement it and if he does not , fight and block him at every turn.

        I think it is better that PBO fight and win or lose on his on terms , record and obvious competence, brilliance and vision with VP Biden.

        • 31 Lovepolitics2008
          December 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

          Very interesting points cricket.

          I have to say though that I’m not even sure Hillary would be an asset electorally. I think Joe Biden is stronger with blue collar workers and with independants, and with people who unconsciously need a traditional “daddy” figure on the ticket.

          The only problem with Joe is that the MEDIA is less excited by him than they are by Hillary Clinton. The way the media didn’t cover Joe in 2008 was OUTRAGEOUS, given all their obsession about Sarah Palin.

          This time, all democrat activists should push back against the media blackout and demand equal treatment of the vp candidates. But anyway, if the national media isn’t fair, I have no doubt that in every place where Joe Biden will campaign, he will receive local media coverage, which may be more important.

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      I barely have time to keep up with TOD and twitter – now you’ve added another site! I guess I don’t need to sleep… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      isonprize – Love that! Love Joey B!

  6. 34 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Must Read..http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/12/30/video-dear-gop-this-is-who-you-trust-and-admire-really/

    I listened today as Chris Matthews ticked off reasons why people would vote against President Obama in November. They included โ€œvoting against the guy who is the source of all the divisiveness.โ€ And by โ€œthe guyโ€ they mean President Obama, not the GOP guy(s) and gal(s) who obstructed him at every turn and who thought it should be Priority One to make him a one term president. Thatโ€™s right, Matthews opined that people would vote against the president in order to avoid future rancor againstโ€ฆ the president.

    He also listed the rabid anti-Obama types, of course, as well as the independents who will swing back to voting Republican, plus the disaffected, disappointed Dems who will either vote against him by voting for someone else or not vote at all. In addition, there are fewer new voters who, as was the case in 2008, would be compelled to vote for that brand new, exciting candidate (because there are none); and letโ€™s not forget the disenfranchised.

    • 35 Obama Grandmama
      December 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      I hope someone into tweeting will let Matthews know that his assessment only encourages that type of behavior in voters. If you have a guy trying to support you against the people who are against you why ignor him and go for the enemy? That makes me think of a battered wife staying with the abusive husband instead of making things better. How in this case do you make it better? You replace the bad guys and support the good guy. You don’t go along with the bad guys so you can have quiet letting them do whatever they want to do.

      • 36 desertflower
        December 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        Well, even more than that, he is purposely dismissing the DO NOTHING CONGRESS….as if THEY weren’t divisive? I really don’t know WTH planet he’s living on…He’s so predictable and disingenuous.

        • 37 nathkatun7
          December 31, 2011 at 2:09 am

          DF, Chris Matthews is like Willard Romney, he changes with the wind. As hard as I have tried, I still don’t know what Chris Matthews stands for. Today he may be a Mitt Romney guy; the next day he is probably on Rick Perry’s bandwagon; then he is for Newt Gingrich; then sometimes he is back to claiming that he supports President Obama although, most of the times, everything that comes out of his mouth is anti-Obama. As I said, Chris Matthews has no core! To begin with, he is not a journalist. Secondly, when it comes to politics he goes with the wind. That is because he has this overwhelming desire to be liked and approved by the media establishment. Given his mediocrity, he is indeed a perfect fit for the MSM whose goal is to keep the masses ignorant and confused.

      • 38 Betsy
        December 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

        I have been pushing back against Chris Matthews for awhile now, but I will increase my efforts.

    • 39 anniebella
      December 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      I hate to keep repeating myself, but Chris Matthews has a problem.

    • December 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Then Matthews is advocating bullying. PERIOD.

    • 43 Chi
      December 31, 2011 at 3:57 am

      In other words, let’s get rid of President Obama because he just by virtue of being in the White House forces us to (unprovoked) do, say and respond to him in ways that expose us for the blatant racists we are…

      We can’t have that…

      Much prefer to get back to the good old days when we could comfortably hide our conscious, subconscious racial prejudices and biases…

      Pat an odd black guy on the back or sponsor some poor African kid @ 50 cents a day and feel so good about our colorblindness…

      Dealing with the blowback that comes with constantly disrespecting and negatively stereotyping the brilliant President that happens to be of color…that’s just so inconvenient…

      If we don’t quickly replace this President Chris Matthews fears that he or one of his merry klan friends at Morning Joe might just let the N word slip publicly one of these days…

  7. December 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Watching Grease on AbC family. Rizzo-LURVE that girl- just did the “Look at me, I’m Sandra D’ song……ugh! That stupid ‘Hopelessly Devoted’ song just started. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ™„

  8. December 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Barack Obama will go home before he’ll switch Joe. Stupid PUMAs, they still can’t get over the fact that Hillary lost in 2008. Even she got over it a long time ago.

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Totally agree. We need to continue to give Joe all our support – everywhere – just as he’s been supporting all of us and the President, since Day One.

      • 57 William Jackson
        December 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

        Amen to that!!!

      • 58 nathkatun7
        December 31, 2011 at 2:34 am

        Hey Jacque O, I am with you all the way! As much as I respect President Obama, the only issue that would cause a rift between me and him is if he dropped Joe Biden!. I of course know it’s never gone happen, so I didn’t even have to go there.

        Right now, I am sipping my tea from my “Cup of Joe” sent to me in honor of his birthday! VP Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden are the real deal! O.K., this is the last time I will dignify Robert Reich’s idiocy. Professor Reich better stick to economics and leave presidential politics alone because he has absolutely no clue. Some one should tell him that the PUMAs are not the President’s base. If I remember correctly, many PUMAs, including Lady de what’s her name, supported John McCain! Remember how that turned out, Robert!

    • December 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      Agreed. I tweeted Reich that he needed therapy. Seriously. These Pumas need grief counseling. They are down right pathetic. I also tweeted Joe Madison that he had lost his mind and asked him did he run kicking VP Biden to the curb by the President before he did it on national TV.

    • 60 lmrj
      December 31, 2011 at 12:08 am

      PBO is no fool. There was a reason he chose Joe Biden for VP in the first place. Hillary does not and/or cannot control Bill now. They must think PBO is stupid if they think he would want that problem under foot all the time.

  9. 61 GGail
    December 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    POTUS & VP Biden remind me of another team….Bill Cosby & the late Robert Culp. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      All classy guys!

      • 63 Puddin'
        December 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

        Classy is a “good thing” and these two great men do classy better than most…I have never heard them speak bad about anyone, no even the people who are constantly disrespecting them…I want to be like President Obama and Vice President Biden when I grow up…

  10. December 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Hello Everyone! Love the pics of POTUS & VP Biden. BTW; I am a brand new grandma to one Nyles Roman Mobley. He was born Thursday, December 22, 2011 in D.C. our Nataions capitol! 5 lbs 12 oz 7 18 1/2 inches. Gawd; he’s toooo precious.

  11. December 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    My eyes are filled with tears, so forgive if I make typos … I love both of them and as a team, I think they are really something special. They seem to have forged a relationship that goes beyond their roles as President and Vice-President; they look like best friends! Then there is the icing on the cake, which is the relationship/partnership that Michelle and Jill have forged and the team effort of theirs to help the families of our military. We have four very intelligent, very capable, very caring people in the White House right now who are working diligently for every one of us … God help us, you gave us them, now please help us support, protect, and keep them there! We need them, we want them, we love them!

  12. 94 mmmk
    December 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    love our vp, he’s a keeper. obama/biden 2012

  13. December 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I wish I could find that video where POTUS and Biden were collarborating on a video around the time of the nomination (right after I think in Denver) and POTUS kept making a mistake (rare I know!). Anyway the two of them are laughing about it and it was a good early sign of how well they would work together. I looked on Youtube but I guess I’m not searching correctly.

  14. 104 Jessica
    December 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I fell in love with Joe Biden soon after he was picked to be VP. The only thing that would disappoint me is if PBO drops Biden for Clinton (which will never happen in a million years and that’s what I love about the President). PBO isn’t near-sighted/impatient/highly misinformed/clueless like 90% of Americans. PBO and the VP are friends and they work great together and the VP has been doing a hell of a job focusing on the middle class and the troop withdrawal in Iraq. PBO and VP are going to be friends till one of them dies.

    And I don’t mean to tear down the Clintons because Democrats shouldn’t stand around and shoot at each other but I’m starting to dislike them more and more. I’m ready for the Clinton reign to end, they’ve had their time and now it’s over but Bill’s ego and their fans won’t let it go.

    • 105 EDP4BHO
      December 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Someone just last week stated that PBO and BC had “buried the hatchet”, that BC was going to stump for his re-election. The announcer sounded joyous, as though he’d be watching BC running all over again. I have to say it, maybe until I am blue, but the problem these people have with PBO is that he is not white. It’s just that simple. With all of his accomplishments, there is no way a white man would encounter all this nonsense. No way in hell. I’m still waiting for someone to prove me wrong on this.

    • 109 Puddin'
      December 31, 2011 at 12:12 am

      It seems to me that every other President has gone home to do other things or nothing after they left The White House…even “W” has had the decency to shut up and sit down…we have a president; President Barack Hussein Obama and a vice president; Vice President Joe Biden…they were elected to office November 4, 2008…no body and nothing can change that FACT!

  15. December 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    The other pictures are terrific but that first picture is painful to look at. I see on POTUS’s face a mixture of sadness, disappointment, pure exhaustion and relief that it was over with — the GOP brinkmanship crap on the deficit. (Even though, because of their stupidity and his long game, he was able to lay traps for them with the triggers.)

  16. 113 rikyrah
    December 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Joe Biden is RIDE OR DIE!!!

    and POTUS knows that

  17. 114 Pamela
    December 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Chips?.. I just posted in the previous that I have an extra calendar from OFA I would love to send to the Canuck Joyce lady who asked for help getting one. Something I like to do for the campaign is to send stuff all around the world, teeshirts to France, lapel pins to Australia, so those supporters who can’t legally buy stuff can show their support! Don’t know how to reach Canuck Joyce tho….can you help me?

    • 115 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      That’s so nice of you, Pamela ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw that…..she’ll be happy

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Pamela, you’re such a generous dote. I just replied to Joyce’s last comment in an earlier thread to let her know about your kind offer and asked her to email me. If she doesn’t see my comment I’ll email her tomorrow to let her know. You’re the loveliest, Pamela ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 117 Pamela
        December 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

        Thank you so so much, Chips, and desertflower, too! I am so pleased that the connection will open up. It has brought me great joy to be able to send Obama gear all over, and you would LOVE to see and hear how absolutely thrilled people are to have campaign stuff to flaunt to their friends! It is so simple and easy, and the money goes to the campaign anyway, so it is all fun!

        • 118 desertflower
          December 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

          Our Little Obama Angel ๐Ÿ™‚

        • December 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

          Pamela – it really does make a difference for the foreigners (myself, included). I finally got an Obama bumper sticker for my car from some OFA work from several months ago, and I quickly put it on my car, and I really feel like part of the team now, even though I’ve been very actively involved since the health care battle – even went through the training. What you’re doing is great and gracious!

          • 121 Pamela
            December 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm

            Thank you, theo67, it feels right, and brings joy to others, that is what matters!

          • 122 DreamChaser57
            December 31, 2011 at 5:18 am

            Hi Theo – I know you’re a regular in TOD’ville, but I did not realize you’re a foreigner. Where are you? I am not sure if you come back and read over the comments again.

    • 123 Canuck Joyce
      December 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      Hi Pamela,

      You are an angel! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your generosity. I really appreciate you gift.

      God bless your beautiful and generous heart and may He always give you plenty to share around.

      I’ll email Chipsticks with my info.

      Many Blessings to all!

    • 128 smoothscotch
      December 30, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Hi Pamela,

      What a generous thing for you to do.

    • 130 ChristiMtl
      December 31, 2011 at 1:45 am

      How nice of you Pamela! I’m sure she’ll be very happy…. I have the same problem as Canuck Joyce…it’s frustrating….

      I have the Presidential coin in my wallet, it was a gift,.

  18. December 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    DNC just put this funny GOP video out.

  19. December 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    background: Don Cheadle wrote that he was ‘ disappointed’ in the President. That he wasn’t ‘gangster’ enough.

    Here is a twitter response:

    ………………………..

    Gail Leach (@Pnthrgrlgail)
    Posted Friday 30th December 2011 from Twitlonger

    Study history , Mr. Cheadle. Change has never come through “seismic shifts”. Not the end of slavery, not the end of Jim Crow. Change has come through clear and steady leadership and continuing to move forward even when others throw every blockade in your way. Our President has done that. Steady, clear-eyed leadership that never loses sight of the big picture and never gives the opposition the satisfaction of reverting to the negative stereotype of a “gangster”. See while being “gangster” to you involves seeing the President of the United States behave as a thug, “gangster” for me is about seeing him go to the Republican retreat in a televised exchange where he intellectually and rhetorically handed out a beat down that has the Republicans even to this day not willing to engage him again in the same forum.

    “Gangster” for me is seeing the President of the United States get through the repeal of DADT, the START Treaty and the debt ceiling compromise all the while holding none of the winning cards but just through his sheer will and us. Of the bully pulpit get it done. “Gangster” for me is the President of the United States when faced with the loss of Senator Kennedy’s seat to Republican Scott Brown didn’t give up the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act. He fought harder, he got it passed. “Gangster” for me is seeing the President Of the United States stand before a crowd of grieving people whether it be from a gunman’s mad rampage against his fellow soldiers, a crazed gunman’s rampage that killed 6 people including a nine year old girl and injuring a Congresswoman, or the fury of Mother Nature and give comfort to the multitude. “Gangster” for me is the President of the United States standing in front of a roomful of reporters giving a comedy routine scorching the man that questioned his citizenship while all the while knowing he’d given the order to take out Osama bin Laden.

    “Gangster” for me is having a President of the United States that uses the retort” Ask Osama bin Laden” when questioned about his bona fides as a Commander in Chief. So I say to you, Mr. Cheadle, “ask Osama bin Laden” if President Barack Hussein Obama is “gangster”.

    PS. Hard to put people in the financial disaster in jail when what they did wasn’t illegal as so eloquently explained by President Obama on 60 minutes.

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/f1sf3m

    • 133 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Damn! That was perfect! You can write all that on Twitter?? I’m so clueless…

      • 134 isonprize
        December 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        Desertflower. I thought the same thing. The site is called TwitLonger Where you can write stuff, then it is converted into a short URL so that you can include it in your tweet. The wonders of modern technology!!!

      • 135 hopefruit2
        December 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

        There are downloadable apps that allow tweeters exceed the 140-character limit.

        • 136 desertflower
          December 30, 2011 at 10:02 pm

          My goodness, guys…I had NO idea! Drag me into the 21st century ๐Ÿ™‚ Hard to keep up…and I don’t use Twitter….I would NEVER get anything done, if I did.

    • 137 Jessica
      December 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      These celebs are so fake. Don Cheadle was at the White House in Feb 2011 for the screening of Thurgood, he had a golden oppurtunity to get out his grievances to the President’s face but I highly doubt he did that instead he runs his mouth off to Jet Magazine. Please, go sit down.

      • 138 hopefruit2
        December 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

        Who knows…perhaps he is pizzed about some perceived slight – usually something petty lies at the root of these media appearances and announcements of “disappointment” in our President. Usually the critic is actually disappointed about something they wanted personally from the President but didn’t get. Like an invite to a party, etc..

        • 139 desertflower
          December 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

          George needs to sit him down and talk some sense to him ๐Ÿ™‚ (That would be Clooney!)

        • 140 L3
          December 30, 2011 at 11:06 pm

          I agree. It seems everyone thought they were going to be hanging out at the Whitehouse everyday shootin’ the breeze with the Prez. Hello! He has work to do and did not come to D.C. for foolishness. It reminds me of the first time I was promoted to management, many of my friends tried to take advantage of me because of our prior relationship and would come in late, not do their work, call in sick or take long lunches. Your “so-called friends and wannabe’s” are always looking for you to “hook them up”, without any regard for how it might hurt you in your new job. I lost a lot of friends because they put me in the awkward position of having to choose them or my job. I did not choose them and neither has PBO.

          Of course you know I’m not comparing myself to PBO but I think you get my point.

          • 141 Betsy
            December 30, 2011 at 11:47 pm

            I think your point is very true. I do think alot of people who supported Pres. Obama did so wanting change, but not really understanding that “change” meant things would be different, from the WH on down to the American people. That’s why synchophants like Greenwald quickly turned against him, along with the likes of Chuck Todd, on down to Rachel Maddow. I think they just expected the kind of perks the Bush gave his cronies, and when PBO did not conform, but actually produced change, they didn’t like it. That’s why they are so virulently against him now.

            • 142 Obama Grandmama
              December 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm

              To me the lack of cronyism is the kind of CHANGE we needed in the WH and Washington. The press and the people don’t even get it when they see it or experience it!

          • 143 William Jackson
            December 31, 2011 at 12:17 am

            L3, you arepoitively on point!

          • 144 Puddin'
            December 31, 2011 at 12:24 am

            It seems as though when clinton was in The White House, it was a “party” all the time…everybody came to “hangout”, the former mayor of SF (willie brown) bragged about sleeping in “Then Lincoln Bedroom”…these people are jealous and ignorant…

            • 145 L3
              December 31, 2011 at 9:57 am

              That’s exactly what I’m talking about. I think the CBC thought, “Hey, we got a brother in the Whitehouse, he’s gonna hook us up,” and were shocked to discover PBO does not play that game. And why would he bend over backwards for people who did not support him anyway? The CBC were mostly Hillary supporters and would be running their mouths all over town. He was not going to damage himself, his reputation or his administration with that kind of obvious cronyism.

      • December 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

        I saw a billboard today for some movie or tv show that had Cheadle on the cover. I wonder if he was using the tried and true strategy of “bash President Obama – get publicity”, a la Matt Damon. Curious that Damon decided to attack the President right before both movies. They both don’t have anything to lose and all the more money to gain under GOP leadership, so it’s extremely offensive when they discourage people with their unfounded criticism, but don’t lift a finger to help make things better. Why can’t they use their influence for good?

        • 147 Betsy
          December 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

          because they don’t really care about the American people the way Tom Hanks, George Clooney and other supporters do. They are in this to use PBO to make a buck.

          • 148 JoJothecat
            December 31, 2011 at 12:20 am

            Don’t forget Morgan Freeman, Dionne Warwick, Beyonce, etc., who when pressed by the CNN asshat Piers Morgan, they all supported the present too. Don Cheadle can go sit with Matt Demon and support Ron Paul for all I care.

        • 149 Puddin'
          December 31, 2011 at 12:35 am

          Well, don nor matt will be taking any of my hard earned bucks to the bank…I will give my money to Obama/Biden re-election campaign…I have lost respect for these people…they can be “disappointed” in PBO…and it ain’t my business and nobody elses business if they don’t like PBO, but to sit back and do nothing/say nothing but to bash PBO is a not only disrespectful, but they ain’t helping NOBODY…I don’t remember hearing about outrage and disappointment when the clinton was in office…

        • December 31, 2011 at 2:35 am

          Damon’s latest movie tanked. My daughter sent him a message that everyone in our family was donating the price of a ticket to see his movie to OFA! She also told him she would never watch another of his movies at a theater or on TV.

    • 152 Pamela
      December 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you, rikyrah, thank you Gail Leach! Cue applause! Long and loud, coming from my house after reading this!

    • 153 EDP4BHO
      December 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      This semi-old schooler says “right on!”. Is that gangsta enough for ya, Don Cheadle, aka Mouse (see, that was in the movie, not him for real ) ?

    • December 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Mr. Cheadle wrote a long tweet as well explaining himself. He is a very solid Pres. Obama supporter, I think he just got lazy with his language and is frustrated that changes we all know we need are not happening fast enough. He made a mistake, but if he is who we have to worry about. He didn’t run from folks on twitter and I respect that.

      • December 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm

        I agree with you but these celebs who support Pres.Obama should know better. If its a negative comment it will bounce all over the political world and in news segments. Supporters like Cheadle aren’t helping. Not asking for total obedience but what exactly do these comments accomplish? Is President Obama going to adjust his entire agenda and who he is at his core because Matt Damon and Cheadle says he wasn’t man enough? What kills is that these guys have ACCESS. Keep your complaints to yourself or be “gangsta” enough and have the ‘balls’ to say it to Pres.Obama’s face in private.

      • 157 Puddin'
        December 31, 2011 at 12:44 am

        Look, Don Cheadle and the rest of these people who claim they are “solid Pres, Obama supporters”, should know better…the president does not pass bills, they ONLY sign them into law…so instead of wasting time and energy “bashing” PBO they need to make sure they get people to the polls to vote for senators and congressmen and women who will work with PBO…don cheadle, action not words, will bring about they change we all want to see happen…President Obama can not do it all by himself, and if you are not going to be part of the solution, so somewhere and sit your “words” down…get out of our way..PRESS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • 158 enekra
          December 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

          It is in this regard that the Republicans have bested us time and time again. They know that the presidency is a relatively weak position and a relatively easy position to take pot shots at. That is why they have been working tirelessly (not even behind the scenes) to use everything they can use against him. The ACA that was a rip off of a republican idea to increase healthcare for all folks, they twisted into a bad thing. The states (run by the reds) are refusing to implement the law because the know it will improve people’s lives. They got all purple state to go red, because they realize that there is no national apparatus for electing presidents, but rather a state by state process. Unfortunately, the DOJ whose job it is to help police ballot restricting laws, got into the game too late to undo the damage already done by these republican governors. SO when someone like Don Cheadle, is complaining about the president, it shows that he is not looking at the big picture in regards to the “changes” he so desperately wants to see.

          You bet, that in 2014 when the complete set of the ACA rules begin to take positive effect, the republicans will be claiming credit for all the goo it is doing. They make me want to scream with all their duplicitousness. IF Don cannot see this then he is not as smart as I thought he was. Everything that Pres. Obama is doing that is good, 4 years from now, R’s will be taking credit for it… mark my words!

      • 159 DreamChaser57
        December 31, 2011 at 5:46 am

        These superficial celebs are working my last nerve. The harsh reality is that average citizens have a lot more at stake in 2012. I find it revolting that Cheadle would be so thoughtless and immature. I also find it disturbing that Jet would publish such drivel. Cheadle has enough money to get a refresher course in 8th Grade civics or at least have the common decency to use Google- there are three branches of government, all with distinct roles, the entire American government system is predicated on checks and balances. I also abhor and wholeheartedly reject the idea of the President being gangsta, what sublime idiocy. Because the president’s black he has to be gangsta. The president is astute, articulate, balanced, warm, sensitive, thoughtful, and a masterful negotiator. His words damages the credibility of the president who rely on Jet for journalism, and to foster apathy among minotrity voters, the primary readers of Jet, prior to a monumental election is just ignorant. He needs to go SIT DOWN and next time THINK before he SPEAKS. I also hate when people very publicly denounce someone and very privately apologize and recant their statements. Tweeting does not have the same platform as Jet, and the demographic is completely different.

        Wow, who needs distractors when you have supporters like these?!!?! The president is an easy target because he carries himself with decorum and class. He attempts to give people the benefit of the doubt. He forges ahead with his plan and does not take the time to massage his ego in public. I also truly beleive the president is a self-actualized person and does not permit himself to be defined by what people say. People go all in on him all the time. Whereas with the Right, they have a corporate funded heartless machine that goes after any and everyone who dares speak against them. They are vile and nasty – nothing is sacred or honored. They talk about the president’s wife and his children. They post fake pictures of the president asassinated, they represent him as a monkey, they are disgusting.

        Yet, Mr. Cheadle goes after the president. He is a dim witted coward.

        RANT OVER.

    • December 31, 2011 at 8:28 am

      ^ This. So perfectly said. Youse gangsta,Gail! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. 162 Ceb
    December 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    In an interview almost a year ago, VP Biden was asked if he would be running with Barack in 2012. Joe replied that PBO had already asked him and that he had said yes. Nuff said!

    • 163 Jessica
      December 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Exactly. I remember that interview. These Clintonistas will never quit I tell ya.

    • 165 Betsy
      December 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      President Obama knows that he’ll never have a more loyal and more lovable and supportive VP than Joe Biden.

      • 166 William Jackson
        December 31, 2011 at 12:38 am

        Remember that President Obama said as he expected for VP Biden to tell him when he disagreed with him without holding back. And, we know that VP Biden just that!!! We know that VP Biden has done just that. Whether President Obama agreed with VP Biden or not it is not important! However, what is important for us to know is that we DO NOT know about such instances and VP Biden has been loyal to President Obama, deeply respectful to the President and keep any such such instances private, even after 2016 when they are out of office. That is the kind of man and friend that VP Joe Biden is!!!

      • 167 William Jackson
        December 31, 2011 at 12:41 am

        Excuse the typos as I am trying to text from my iPhone.

  21. December 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Ok, I got this from Desertflower in the other thread.

    Mittens, hard at work trying to be like a โ€œnormalโ€ person:

    โ€I saw the young man over there with eggs Benedict, with hollandaise sauce. And I was going to suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps. Because thereโ€™s no plates like chrome for the hollandaise.โ€ -Mitt Romney at a New Hampshire diner,speaking to the owner.
    itโ€™s actually a pretty good pun, but he delivered it like a robot.

    I’ve read this about 5 times, Am I wrong to not get what the hell he said?

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      “chrome for the hollandaise” is a play on home for the holidays—-worst fricking joke ever. What a major doofus! ๐Ÿ™„

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      It’s so dumb and corny it’s hard to get, believe me. The last line is a play on “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” The whole hubcap thing with hollandaise sauce to get to that line is not just a stretch but dumb.

      • December 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

        It also sounds like something Romney practiced over and over again so he could use it the first time he spotted someone eating eggs benedict. Because, really, who talks like this and who wants to hear idiotic drivel when they’re eating. I think every single thing he says has been practiced in front of a mirror. He’s not sure when to use these one liners, so he stumbles into a situation and blurts them out. Pathetic.

        • 172 desertflower
          December 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

          I agree. He’s not genuine

          • 173 Obama Grandmama
            December 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

            Maybe it will change with more confidence gained on the campaign trail but at this point everytime I see Romney his face has a fake smile on it, his voice is quavering, and his eyes plead fear. His body language gives him away and you can see it on the tapes of the debates when he puts his hands on Perry’s shoulder, bets him $10,000, and in the famous leg crossing interview.

        • 174 jacquelineoboomer
          December 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

          Jackie – Your *who wants to hear idiotic drivel when theyโ€™re eating* just about killed me! Too funny!

        • December 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm

          lol. “…blurts them out.” exactly. effing tool. Has there EVER been any man so desperate to be president? Oh yes…just 3 years ago…John McCain.

        • 176 Pamela
          December 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

          I suspect he is his own biggest fan!

        • 177 L3
          December 30, 2011 at 11:48 pm

          He’s trapped in a time warp. He’s from the 1950’s where people crack corny jokes, call their opponents “zany”, compare them to an episode of I Love Lucy. He’s like Dick Van Dyke without the warmth, humor and charm or an adult version of Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver. Very odd person.

    • 178 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      anotherslyfox ๐Ÿ™‚ Mitt is in a diner in New Hampshire (This really happened, maybe it was the same time he made the “I’m unemployed, too joke…or the slap the ass joke…)

      Anyway,when he says, “And I was going to suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps, because there’s no plates like chrome for the hollandaise…YOU SUBSTITUTE…Because there’s no PLACE like HOME for the HOLIDAYS…..it’s SUCH a piss poor, contrived “joke” that’s probably way you didn’t understand what the hell he was trying to say…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 182 EDP4BHO
      December 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      I’m sorry, that was so corny, I had to laugh ๐Ÿ˜€ As Louie DePalma would say, what a boob !

    • December 31, 2011 at 2:40 am

      Gack! I think I just hawked a furball! Romney is so OVER before he can even run!

  22. December 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Okay, this is gonna sound weird, but…… I love seeing them together, they are so cute! They go together like peanut butter and jelly, like red wine and a meat course, like bagel and cream cheese, like cheese puffs and cherry coke, like Fred and Ginger, like Hepburn and Tracy, like Hepburn and Grant in Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby, like Gable and Colbert in It Happened One Night, like Gable and Harlow in real life, like Atticus Finch and Gregory Peck even though one is playing the other. I always thought that Peck played Atticus so well because he deep down understood Finch very well, and finally, PBO and Joe are like Rhett and Scarlett (even though the movie ended the way it did, Scarlett and Rhett are made for each other. No matter how far away Rhett ran, we all know that he eventually found his way back to Scarlett and Tara because that’s where he belongs,no matter what.) So emoprogs can take their fantasy picks and shove it up each others @$$es!

    • 189 hopefruit2
      December 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Not weird at all. It’s the damn truth – tell it like it is lisa! ๐Ÿ™‚

      You have described our President and VP to a T and that’s what scares the media and PUMAS alike. They are threatened by the professionalism, mutual trust and caring that exists in this relationship. When you look back at the last three presidencies, thinking about the respective POTUS-VP relationships, it’s not hard to see why some people would be envious of our current administration.

    • 190 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      Once again, you have totally outdone yourself, lisa. Love that!

    • December 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      Oh Lisa, I love, love your matchups. Cheese puffs and cherry coke? I never tried it, but if you say so. All this talk about replacing Biden is a shiny (and cheesy) bauble that dull-witted pundits are trying to dangle in front of Democrats to distract their attention and waste their psychic energy. They got nothing to talk about. The R candidates are dolts. The president ended the year on a true high note. He’s on vacation and there’s no “real” controversy right now. People are getting ready for the bowl games and stocking up on snacks and I personally think they are sick to death of hearing endless talk about political races. So “pundits” are trying to stir the pot with made up stuff that they think will get people tuning it. They haven’t the slightest concern about the impact on the country anymore than they have the smallest interest in actually digging up facts. It’s a farce and a fraud and we should save our energy for the real crises that will start hitting us again when the numnuts get back to Congress.

      • 192 desertflower
        December 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm

        THIS! Eyes on the prize, guys.Eyes on the prize.

      • 193 Puddin'
        December 31, 2011 at 12:57 am

        …as the young folks say, “true that” (I think they still use that phrase)….well anyhow, what you said Jackie is “right on”…yu took the words right of my head, because I was thinking the same thing…and I tell one of my good friends this all the time (she gets really upset listening to the “pundits”)..

    • 194 Betsy
      December 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Truth lisalovesobama!

  23. 195 vitaminlover
    December 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Obama/ Biden2012–the IDEAL Dream Team!!!

  24. 198 carolyn
    December 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Thinking back, I’m not sure there was ever a POTUS VP relationship like this. I can remember back to Ike/Nixon….no; JFK/LBJ…definitely no; Nixon/Agnew, then Nixon/Ford….no; Carter/Mondale…..I don’t think so; Reagan/Poppy Bush…..no; Clinton/Gore….that started out well, not so sure how it progressed; and GWB/Cheney…..that one was reversed…..Cheney ran things and GWB said “Yessuh”….
    This is the adult relationship of respect. It is a relationship we as Americans should cherish, as both of these men are working for the American people. Such class, such integrity, such hard work……Four MORE YEARS! When President Obama and VP Biden give their word, it is gold. They don’t break their word and they don’t slight friends. Reich is an idiot.

    • 199 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      THIS, too! We are so tuned in….

      • 200 Pamela
        December 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        And who among us will ever forget that moment when PBO announced his running mate would be Joe Biden? For me, the immediate reaction was, WOW! This man is even smarter than we thought… To choose Joe Biden, perfect, perfect, perfect! Not a shadow of doubt that together they would achieve more than we dared to dream could be achieved. That Joe Biden agreed was music to my heart!

        • 201 sherijr
          December 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

          Yep I remember Joe’s response to the media: I’m not the guy ๐Ÿ™‚ For me it was all gold, as Joe Biden was my second choice for President during the primaries, of course Barack Obama was always my first choice.. so I really did get my dream team ๐Ÿ™‚

    • December 31, 2011 at 7:56 am

      You’re right, Carolyn. I think this relationship is unique in history. I think most Pres/VP relationships have been one of tolerance because the VP was chosen for political reasons or payback for support. Also a lot of VPs can’t wait to undercut their president in order to position themselves for their own runs. Obama/Biden is the real, dyed-in-the-wool deal.

    • 204 Obama Grandmama
      December 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Carolyn-
      I hadn’t written it all out to double check it but I had arrived at the same conclusion about a good working Prez/VP arrangement. I would carry it one step further into the First Lady and Second Lady relationship and devotion to an important mission of making people aware of the importance of the military families.

  25. 205 sherijr
    December 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I truly love these two guys.. best team ever imo. The brightest quickest minds, the most beautiful smiles, the wittiest sense of humor.. and by far and away the hottest pair & best dressed VP & POTUS this country (or any on the planet) has elected.

    • 206 sherijr
      December 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      And I won’t even get into their family values- how they are the Real Deal on every level.. and the women they both married- I mean when have we ever seen this in a POTUS VP Team??

      • December 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm

        Yes. Can you imagine how bad off we would be in the US and the world if that skank John Edwards had won? Or even got the VP position he was angling for with all his maneuvering between Clinton and Obama after he dropped out? Imagine dealing with the scandal coming out after the election? It would have been a HUGE distraction and loss of moral standing for POTUS and everyone around him.

        • 208 sherijr
          December 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm

          I’d forgotten all about Edwards, I never was drawn to him.. to oily for my tastes. I loved Joe for his work in the senate, I watched him most of my life- and appreciated him a great deal.. and of course Barack Obama had me pushing for his presidency when he gave his 2004 speech. They are the best possible team and I absolutely cannot wait to see what they do next.. 2012 is gonna be amazing methinks.

    • 210 DreamChaser57
      December 31, 2011 at 5:58 am

      Greetings Earthlings, I reside on Mars and want to confirm that even we have not seen an elected official as handsome and charismatic as Obama/Biden! Nanu Nanu. Goodbye.

  26. 211 EDP4BHO
    December 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    You all have them pegged so well. Now I’m going to bed, and begin my new year prayers for Obama/Biden, for us, and for the nation, especially those who get it. These 2 men are genuine…..that’s what makes them stellar representatives of the people. What you see is what you get. As Rev Al likes to say, talk to ya tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€ Good nite TOD.

  27. 212 Ceb
    December 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I love and respect them as well. Their partnership plays out like it has been much longer than 3 years. These pictures clearly show the admiration, respect, and affection that our dynamic duo shares.

  28. 213 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Dates to Remember:

    Tuesday Jan 3rd:
    GOP Iowa Caucus; PBO holds live webcam for his supporters
    http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/30/obama-campaign-president-will-address-iowa-supporters-tuesday-via-web-chat/

    Saturday Jan 7th:
    GOP primary debate in New Hampshire. ABC News 9PM ET
    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/wmur-abc-news-to-host-new-hampshire-debate_b25621

    Tuesday Jan 24th:
    President Obama gives SOTU address @ 9PM ET
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2011/12/state-of-the-union-date-set-107427.html

    April 28th
    White House Correspondent’s Dinner with Jimmy Kimmel selected to headline event
    http://whca.net/

    We will provide more “Dates to Remember” as time goes on!

    Obama/Biden 2012.

  29. 214 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    One more thing:

    For those of us so inclined there is the Sci-Fi Channel’s annual New Year’s Twilighlight Zone marathon starting at 9AM tomorrow (Saturday) going right up to early Monday morning!

  30. 218 Gail
    December 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Smiling at two very handsome men.

  31. December 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I got a robo call from a group stating they are suporting Hillary for Vp and asking for support for this. I deleted instantly. However I stood frozen in place for a while just out of shock and anger. Has anyone else gotten this robo call? I am in NJ by the way.

    Two things reassure me however. PBO is a person of loyalty and Flotus loves JILL and would never abide Bill being that close by.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  32. December 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    OT: What is the obsession by Dems on the internet with this guy named Glenn Greenwald? I have never read so much angst and anger and snark about a person that I have never heard, seen or read. I think he’s just another blogger, right? This is inside “inside baseball” and kind of a waste of time, no?

    • 225 hopefruit2
      December 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      Greenwald is a Libertarian Republican Koch Shill who pretends to be a “lefty” and who has a disturbing and obsessive hatred of President Obama. The Dems are not obsessed with Greenwald, they are simply calling him out on his numerous lies about the President and his misrepresentation of himself on the net.

    • 227 Pamela
      December 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      Seems like it to me, forus50. He is a no name to me, and the little bit of hot air I have heard coming from his tiny brain leaves me very disinterested. Sometimes I think they give these no counts more air time than they warrant, puffing them up as if they have credibility. Thanks, but no, I have much more serious stuff to deal with in my life, and my work with the elderly,

    • December 30, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Honestly Forus, this creep is well worth going after – he’s a Firebagger/Professional Left God who’s never off the TV, Rachel Maddow and Cenk Uygur are among his biggest fans. He calls us cultists but his followers are waaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond cult-like! He despises the President to a point several miles beyond rational …. I have my theory to explain it all, but I’ll behave. He’s now promoting Ron Paul, trying to get disgruntled ‘progressive’ Democrats to oppose PBO. He’s a complete fraud, a guy who has worked for Charles Koch’s Cato Institute and who has written some inflammatory right wing bile in his time – he needs to be exposed, time and time again.

      • 229 hopefruit2
        December 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm

        Thank you Chips, and we ALL recall when he compared our good BWD to a Nazi. That was totally vile, disgusting and uncalled for, and most importantly untrue. Like you, I too have my theory about his disturbing obsessive hatred with PBO and his supporters, but I will behave on this lovely New Year’s Eve eve.

      • 230 L3
        December 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm

        What’s your theory? Just give me a hint.

        • December 31, 2011 at 12:44 am

          Hi L3, there’s nothing original at all about my ‘theory’, I just believe GG belongs to that extreme wing of the gay community – that includes Dan Choi – that is manically hostile towards African Americans. I wasn’t even aware of that wing until the time of Prop 8 when I read endless bile directed towards AAs at Democratic Underground by these very people – who, incidentally, seemed to conclude that BHO was a homophobe the very first time they set eyes on him. Curious. Their venom towards him, even before he had a chance to ‘fail’ them, was just extraordinary.

          Read this post at Hoo’s Left:

          http://emiliawahoo76.blogspot.com/2011/12/mr-sock-puppet-throws-adolescent-hissy.html

          Note the respect and trust GG placed in Bush, because he was ‘his’ President.

          Contrast that with the venom he spews all over PBO day in, day out – the contempt is startling. He even once referred to him as the ‘so-called Professor’, echoing right wing stuff disputing he was ever a professor in Chicago.

          If Greenwald exhibited similar contempt for Bush I’d say that’s just his thing, but, again, read that Hoo’s Left post. He opposed Bush in the end, having supported his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but I don’t believe he ever quite displayed that personal venom. His blind hatred – and it really is hatred – for PBO just sizzles, he can hardly contain it. Note, too, how he talks about Bush “supporters” …. and Obama “cultists”. Again, Teabagger-speak. It reveals so much.

          But GG, of course, has deep right wing roots, his past blog posts on illegal immigrants would do Bachmann proud, and his work for Charles Koch’s CATO Institute tells us all we need to know about his leanings.

          But, yeah, I’ll say it, I think Glenn Greenwald is racist to his core, and that’s what this is all about. There are plenty of genuine ‘progressive’ writers out there who are hugely critical of PBO’s actions, but I don’t believe for one minute that Greenwald is one of them – his seething obsessive irrational contempt for PBO is something different. And his ever-increasing support for Ron Paul, ramped up a notch or two since the racism charges, has been a sight to behold. He’s even prepared to overlook the homophobe allegations, there’s just something about Ron he loves.

          • 232 ChristiMtl
            December 31, 2011 at 1:24 am

            I can put a +1,000,000,000,000 as well Chips….you are so spot on!!!

            I read this earlier…Emilia is so good,. I had no idea about the support he had for Bush…..!

            Oh yes, he is a racist, an ugly racist. His hatred is so deep.
            There’s no difference to me between him and Dan Choi,.

            He has been calling President Obama ”Dear Leader” from day one.

            Such disrespect, so much hatred, hatred for the supporters of the President, he’s always calling them names, the cultists.
            He’s always fighting with someone on twitter.

            A real psycho if you ask me.

            It’s not normal behavior. But unfortunately Maddow, Chris Hayes and the rest of them are big fans. It’s disgusting. I want to break something when I see his face on tv, I changed channel right away, he’s vile,.

          • 234 Chi
            December 31, 2011 at 4:52 am

            Absolutely spot on Chips…

            Must say I’m rather surprised that anyone seemingly politically involved and aware person is unaware of Glen Greenwald and his rabid anti-President Obama antics…

            And why his destructive and hate-filled lies have to be aggressively rebutted especially when he is in business with Jane Hamsher churning out OWS winter wear for cash…

            • 235 L3
              December 31, 2011 at 9:46 am

              I don’t know how you could read that into my question because it’s not that I was unaware that Greenwald hated PBO, it was that I was interested in Chip’s theory that in her initial comment she seemed reluctant to say which made me think she knew something that I did not know or had not heard. I was aware of the racial angle but thought she knew about some other reason.

    • December 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      He’s not another blogger because he regularly appears on MSNBC and his lies/exaggerations about what was happening to Bradley Manning made it to the NYT and Al-Jazeera.

      I would like to point out that its not Dems as in the Democratic Party but bloggers on the left who are tired of people like Libertarian Glenn Greenwald being called on to represent the Dem party or Liberals.

      • 237 hopefruit2
        December 30, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        Thanks gobrooklyn for reminding us of the Bradley Manning lies initiated and spread by Greenwald and taken by gospel by the NYTIMES and Al-Jazeera.

    • December 31, 2011 at 2:51 am

      Greenwald is a toad licking goatfigger which is all you really need to know about him!

  33. December 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Hilarious PBO tweet

    And the ‘mug’ shot

    http://store.barackobama.com/featured/made-in-the-usa-mug.html?utm_source=BO&utm_medium=TW&utm_term=20111230&utm_campaign=MugBOTW20111230

    • 240 Pamela
      December 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      I have a mug, waited weeks for it and it finally arrived on Wednesday! It’s pretty cool, Made In America! But I am not sending it to that billionaire-head SOB. He can just go buy his own! f~ker…..

      • 241 William Jackson
        December 31, 2011 at 1:11 am

        I have been away in Houston since the Thursday before Christmas. I made it back to Baltimore on Thursday. I haven’t gotten my mug yet. But, I have the T-Shirt!

    • 242 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      HA! Didn’t I say someone should donate to PBO in Romney’s name…and get THE MUG! Funny ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 244 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      December 31, 2011 at 1:34 am

      I love that the campaign has decided to laugh at this. I got my mug this week. It’s sitting next to my “cup of Joe” mug. Every time the President’s supporters or the campaign draw attention to this birther nonsense now, it is a positive for us because it makes the GOP look ridiculous and reminds people of the total demolition of Trump at the WHCD. Which then provides an opening for bright eyed and attentive Dems to throw in the observation that it happened on the same weekend of the Bin Laden mission.

      I love the birther issue now that it has turned into ammunition for us. (although it was driving me crazy up until the President played the slam dunk). Like so many other things that I don’t get at the time the President has handled this wonderfully. He waits until the time is right and then drops the bomb. So cool…..

  34. December 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

  35. December 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I love kids…Just a little humor for the evening ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. December 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    cole at bj was pissed off just now and posted this pic.

  37. 283 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Oh my! The media wants to stalk the President on his vacation.

  38. 286 LunarSea
    December 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Evening all. I agree that the push with Hillary sounds like the kind of prank the GOP and their minions live for. They know they can’t win on merit, family values, fiscal responsibility, national security, integrity, charisma on the national stage, intelligence or all around likability, so they lie, cheat, beg, steal and pull these type of pranks. I personally smell a Hamshire.

    Any who… this is what the duo is about… Enjoy!

    link 1:

    link 2:

  39. 287 smoothscotch
    December 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I think he was talking to tweety! and hayseed!

  40. December 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    LOL this is hilarious! I wouldn’t want your job Chipsticks!
    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/12/30/listen-assholes/

  41. 293 anniebella
    December 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    So after some uproar, I heard Kelly Clarkson tweeted that she didn’t mean to offend anyone, she like Ron Paul because he believe in small government. That speaks volume of Ms. Clarkson right there, it doesn’t matter that Ron Paul is a racists, that he hate gays, and not to fun of Israel, he believes in small government so she will just overlook those other things. I want Ms. Clarkson to read some of those newsletters with Paul name on them, then come back and tell us how could she support someone with beliefs like that. Unless they are her beliefs too.

    • December 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

      I’m already tired of Kelly Clarkson – the fact that she endorsed someone without finding out the very widely known facts about him tells me loads. I haven’t thought of the woman in years, and I plan to go back to not thinking about her. Given that she was waiting tables and sleeping in her car only a few years ago – one would think she could remember about people who actually need help and are working hard. A clear case of fame going to her head. Done.

    • 295 hopefruit2
      December 31, 2011 at 12:06 am

      She also claims to have been unaware of the racist newsletters. I personally find this hard to believe, but I will take her at her word until proven otherwise.

      • 296 anniebella
        December 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

        hopefruit2, I find that hard to believe also.

      • 297 RinaX
        December 31, 2011 at 1:06 am

        I believe it. Celebrities, just like many other Americans, can be deeply stupid when it comes to actually understanding government, their representatives, and how legislation works. Me personally, I like to identify the morons to weed out. And I do consider anyone blabbering about “small government” to be a moron, because they usually get incoherent when you attempt to explain to them exactly what a life of “small government” would actually be like.

  42. December 31, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Best. VP. Ever.

    Thanks for the much-longed-for pics of our Joe, Chips. You always come through.

  43. December 31, 2011 at 12:05 am

    About three threads back someone asked about a site that lets you track voter ID laws: http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16602

  44. December 31, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Ok everyone, I need good thoughts sent my way. My wife and I are embarking on being puppy parents, and I’m quite ready to admit that I’m more than a bit freaked out, as I know nothing of dogs. I sometimes tend to overreact; I was this way when I was switched from being a government documents librarian to a children’s librarian; pretty quickly, I came to love working with the kids and acting the fool. My rational mind knows this puppy adventure will be the same, but all the same the alarms are blaring. Whew. Probably won’t be on at all tomorrow, as we’re prepping and then having a NYE party, so I wish everyone a happy, prosperous, and wonderful New Year.

    • 302 ROH108
      December 31, 2011 at 12:26 am

      Dogs are the BEST!! You are going to be so HAPPY for this great move, CONGRATULATIONS!! From me and my DOG!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • December 31, 2011 at 12:51 am

      You’ll love it. Have fun.

    • December 31, 2011 at 3:17 am

      LL you won’t regret this and I’m sure you and your wife will be excellent “puppy parents.” Puppies are babies, they need love, food, water, rest and discipline just like human babies. Relax and you will do just fine if you both remember that you are now the “Alpha Dogs” in your pack. Good Luck ♥

    • December 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      Dogs are happiness and hopefulness, covered in fur. The only hard thing about raising a puppy is that they might make a mess, so let your house be a disaster for a few weeks, enjoy the cutie, and soon you will wonder how you ever lived without a dog.

  45. 306 Pamela
    December 31, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Good night, my friends, I am done in. Sweet dreams, thank you Chipsticks!

  46. December 31, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Yeah, Pamela, I’m done in too! It was quite a task trying to catch up because I socialized in my other world today. It’s like Ms Chips decided to bring on an avalanche as sweet punishment for my time out.

    Thanks for the return to ‘normal’ Chips Chica! It was great coming back to all the lovely pics, to see the smile in your eyes and know you got some rest. Nix on the purple hair though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good night, All! Sweet and restful dreams!
    G’night Fred & Sister Sue in M!

  47. December 31, 2011 at 1:05 am

    chips – gah! thanks for these pics! I was thinking today on my lunch hour ‘what i need is a bunch of pics of VP Joe and PBO together to send to RR’. Here they are! Ever since I saw that Robert Reich piece I’ve been thinking about what to say to him and I just get mad because it’s so frustrating that someone who should know better goes and says this stuff about VP Joe and how Hillary Clinton would make a better VP. That statement is just dumber than a bag of rocks. Anyways I’ve just so busy I haven’t had time but now – i’m going to just tweet him this. what a doorknob.

    thanks for all you do chips! you’re the best!

  48. December 31, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Ok, honestly, my last post of the evening. I love Chik-Fil-A commercials.

  49. 311 CaliCat
    December 31, 2011 at 1:40 am

    O and Joe 2012!!!!!!!!woooohooooo!!!!!

  50. 312 Mae who love our CIC
    December 31, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Thanks Chips, you are a jewel.

    These photos speaks volumes and we love our President and Vice President. May God continue to give them favor.

  51. 313 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    December 31, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    America – We knew dear @algore had a lapse of lucid judgment with LIEberman, but now he’s done a #cenk. Let us hope he caps & trades pronto.

    #PRESSON

  52. 314 taiping1
    December 31, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Both also started with modest means and made their own way. Neither has forgotten what ordinary people face in this country. They are both true to their ideals. While fierce fighters they never resort to use of smears, outright lies, and demagoguery the way Romney and the GOP do. They challenge us to
    Love one another

  53. 316 Uche
    December 31, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I’m sick and tired of all these PUMAites who keep pushing this rather idiotic theory of HRC for VP in 2012. I think they’re either deaf or just plain mischeivious. First of all, HRC has been asked a million times and she has answered a miliion times that she has no interest in political office once she’s done with this term as SOS.
    Secondly, PBO has already said publicly and VPB has acknowledged publicly that they’re both running on the 2012 ticket together…and besides why would the OFA spend their time, energy and resources making Obam/Biden campaign materials, if all the while a change of running mate is in the pipeline?.

    I find all this disrespectful to Mr Biden, especially knowing how hard he has fought standing side by side with the President to achieve all that have been achieved these past 3 years. Besides he has always been a wise councel to the President and their relationship was borne out of a genuine respect for each other even before they ran on the same ticket in ’08 – and this has solidified into a genuine friendship that transends the political and has bonded the Obama and Biden families in such a way that most astute political observers/historians acknowledge has not been seen in a very long time between a President and his Vice.

    PBO has never been one to throw Hail Mary passes just for political convenience….see how well it worked for McCain in ’08 by choosing Sarah Palin as his VP. In as much as HRC has been an outstanding SOS, PBO knows exactly that such a move will be interpreted as cynical and seen as an acknowledgement that he is desperate…and we know this President doesn’t do cynicism or desperation.

    So I was rather disappointed to watch Joe Madison on PoliticsNation join this PUMA bandwagon. To him, Robert Reich, Joan Walsh and all others pushing this Hilary for VP crap, I say…go f**k yourselves , that ain’t gonna happen! Like Rev Al said, why fix something if it ain’t broken?.

    Obama/Biden 2012!! #PRESSON

    Wishing you all a happy, prosperous and healthy new year!.

    • 317 anniebella
      December 31, 2011 at 4:50 am

      Uche, I agree with you 100%. Including the “F” yourself. All this talk is coming from those Hillary supporters who have not gotten over the fact that Barack Obama defeated her. I like Hillary, I think she has done a dam good job as SOS, but I like VP Biden too and he have been a dam good VP. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    • December 31, 2011 at 9:07 am

      Co-sign!

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again….Obama/Biden 2012!
      PRESS ON!

  54. December 31, 2011 at 5:05 am

    All the GOP have in their nasty vile arsenal is the ‘d and d’ weapon of distractions and divisiveness. They love to shit stir ..and they get away with it by
    a) saying outlandish things,
    b) doing oppressive and restrictive actions,
    c) stirring up racism,
    d) drop in ever so casually some inciendiary remark that they insincerely apologise for after the damage is done,
    e) try to appeal to patriotism by reminding of who is for, or who likes America more. etc,
    In other words stir up anything that will keep them front and centre. They have had this masterplan since the inauguration, that is, hammer away negatively every day at the WH and the Prez, and hopefully something will stick, simply because that is who they are and that is what has worked before. And it works because the pundits fall for it, it gives fodder to the bloggers, and commenters turn on each other.
    Hopefully as we lead into 2012 we folks who understand the dynamic will not waste so much time gnashing our teeth on ‘them’ but pro-actively deal with whatever is presented swiftly and victoriously.
    O/T Hey Ms Chips, is a wish list for 2012 too corny?

    • 321 luci1119
      December 31, 2011 at 5:53 am

      Hello and good morning to everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ I would like to wish each of you a very *Healthy Happy New Year*, and may you be safe In your travels ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. 322 DreamChaser57
    December 31, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I have been through with the Clintons since 2008. I felt they were both disrespectful to Obama in ways that are indefensible. However, I must say that HRC has handled herself so graciously and has only spoken of the president in uncompromisingly glowing terms. Yet, just because you don’t drive the car does not mean that it’s okay to sit in the passenger side and go along for the ride. I feel Mr. Clinton is out of line. I somehow get the feeling that tricky Bill feels the need to vindicate his wife’s name and encourage what I hope is her long abandoned political aspirations. Yet, the man that has dishonored and disrespected Bill’s wife the most is him.

  56. December 31, 2011 at 6:40 am

    As I recall, I think HRC herself said she was not going to run again and not coming back as Secretary of State. So if we heard it from the horse’s mouth then we shouldn’t be listening to the donkeys that are braying this nonsense.

  57. 325 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    December 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

    SUCH SWEET PICTURES…VP JOE LOVES PBO STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! THEY ARE AN AWESOME DUO FOR AMERICA! EVEN IF SOS CLINTON WERE TO RUN…PBO IS A MAN OF HONOR AND HE WOULD NEVER BETRAY JOE. CLINTON IS TIRED AND SHE WANTS HER PRIVATE LIFE BACK! JOE AND PBO ARE A PERFECT MATCH AND WILL NOT BE SPLIT APART FOR THE SAKE OF THE STUPIDITY OF POLITICS. PBO DOESN’T PLAY THAT GAME!

  58. 326 Carolyn
    December 31, 2011 at 10:31 am

    LL….re the puppy……you are in for quite an adventure. I’ve lived with a dog or dogs for all but about ten years of my now long life. They enrich one’s life tremendously. We have found the two keys to training and enjoyment are love and consistency. Ours eat at the same time every day,they know what they count on. When they know that, they adapt quickly. Yes, a puppy will chew, but I found that that propensity made me a better housekeeper….I put things up and away! Which I hadn’t always done carefully before. They respond to soft words, love pats, caresses, the more they’re touched gently, the easier they bond and the better they are.
    Have a great time with a new puppy……they are a lot of work now, but so worth it. I’ve noticed what a great dog Bo has become over the past years….he was almost wild when they got him, but through training and consistency he is a good companion, can fly in Air Force One and ride in The Beast! Have fun.

  59. 327 Amlis Vess
    December 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    It is the “Democratic” party . Not democrat. I smell a troll. If not. Apologies.

  60. December 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    1′ am so happy to see 2 men of great wisdom to know how to make the other feel better then yesterday , because they still have time to try to reach all their goals they have sit out to do . . Mr. President and Vice President Biden you are the most well like dedicated men of standards that I can recall in the white house. The laughters are so real and the hugs are so comforting. I know in life we all can agree to dis – agree , but I have never seen so much compassion for one other to succeed . As, one would say “I got your back buddy “, now let’s get this country together. This experience was pre- recorded for 2 men of different race , but with the same values of the heart . God knew just what he was doing . The entire world was surprise and that was the best part . Any body that wants to be on a winning team have to call Ms. Ophra . She has the God that have been travelered to show The world that you can do all things through Christ who strength us all . Mr. President keep your head up and enjoy this moment . Like Fanstastia said I have waiting all my life for a moment like this and it has finally come . I wish you Mr. President ,Mr. Vice President the best year in 2012. And thank you for bring our troops home .


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