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wednesday

Wednesday:

10:10: President Obama and VP Biden hold a roundtable meeting on jobs

12:15: PBO delivers remarks on jobs

12:30: First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a DNC luncheon in Richmond, Va

2:45: Michelle Obama delivers remarks at Virginia Commonwealth University

2:55: PBO departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

5:00: PBO arrives in Chicago

5:15: Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a DNC reception in Charlottesville, Va

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Sun Times: President Barack Obama comes home to Chicago Wednesday to raise millions of dollars for his re-election effort. He’ll be joined by his recently released chief of staff Bill Daley.

The president starts with a concert and rally Wednesday afternoon at the UIC Forum featuring R&B/Soul singer Janelle Monae. CSI NY Star Hill Harper will also be here to rev up the crowd of more than 500…

Next is a more exclusive fund-raiser at the Lakeview home of Newsweb founder Fred Eychaner, a major donor to Democratic organizations, campaigns and “SuperPacs”….

…. The night’s final event is a reception for about 100 people at the Hyde Park home of Evonne and Stuart Taylor, managing partner of The Taylor Group, a private equity firm.

The President flies back to Washington Wednesday night.

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239 Responses to “wednesday”


  1. 5 smoothscotch
    January 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Can someone tell me why Mathews was saying PBO group must be scared of Huntsmans’ surge?

    • January 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Chris doesn’t need a reason for 3/4 of the stuff he says.

      • 7 anniebella
        January 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        Sabreen60, Matthews doesn’t need a reason for 3/4 of the stuff he says, but there is a reason, Matthews has some mental issues, it’s to bad MSNBC will just ignore them. Like they did with that racists old fool Pat Buchannon, when people were calling for him to be fire for years MSNBC just look the other way.

    • January 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      what Huntsman surge? His campaign is going to die a swift and humiliating death in SC. Are you kidding me?! 🙄 Tweety’s talking outta Willard’s ass. Perhaps he should go back on his meds. :sneer:

    • 11 LOL
      January 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      I won’t fault the MSM…this is how their bread is buttered. They have to keep up this charade of Huntsmanmentum and Romney is gonna beat the Prez schtick. They keep reporting this enthusiasm the Republicans are having, mainly as a result of PBO, but yet here is NH—-225K well below the 250K expected. It is likely the prez will come out with the 2nd highest vote count in the entire primary—but the MSM still tells us that the Prez has a problem. Yawn. While I don’t want anyone to be unemployed, I wouldn’t mind some of these peanut gallery lifetime members getting their walking papers.

    • 12 vitaminlover
      January 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Matthews says off-the-wall things because his bread isn’t done. Also he is Obama-obsessed.

      • 13 anniebella
        January 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm

        vitaminlover, Matthews can’t stand the fact that Obama have ignored him. Matthews haven’t even been invited to the WH. And he can’t stand that. He dislike President Obama.

        • 14 anniebella
          January 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

          Matthews dislike President Obama and it’s personal. Remember the interview he had with Alex Witt were he just trash POTUS and FLOTUS. Alot of his talk sounds like the crap in that book. It wouldn’t surprise me if this was an effort by all the Hillary supporters who have not gotten over the fact that POTUS beat Hillary and the anti-Obama media folks.

          • 15 anniebella
            January 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

            I do want to do alittle fishing in Jodi Kantor back ground. She could have gotten that seven figure from the Koch Brothers, who knows.Is she a Republican or Democrat, did she support Hillary?

            • 16 hopefruit2
              January 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

              I don’t know what her political leanings are, but I do get that she seems a bit obsessed with the Obamas in general. I suspect she might be a PUMA (breaking the Rev Wright story). Here is a an excerpt from her Wiki entry

              // Kantor has also covered politics for the Times, including the 2008 presidential campaign and Barack Obama’s biography. Starting in 2007, she wrote some of the earliest articles about Michelle Obama, the role of the Obama daughters in their father’s career, the role of basketball in the president’s life, his relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright [5] and his career as a constitutional law professor. In autumn of 2009, she co-authored the story of Michelle Obama’s slave roots[6] and authored a cover story in the New York Times Magazine about the first marriage, for which she interviewed the president and first lady in the Oval Office.[7] In November 2009, Kantor landed a reported seven-figure book deal to write a book about the president and first lady.[8] //

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

          • 17 vitaminlover
            January 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

            Yet, he hangs around the edge of the White House hoping for a crumb. What a strange person he is.

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Chris is nuts. All of these pundits are nuts. They fly by the seat of their pants. They know nothing. My guesses are sometimes better than theirs. They just make their living talking loud and saying nothing. I’ve learned to just tweet when they lle, misrepresent the truth or just shoot bull kaka.

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      LOL! For real, Chris Matthews?

      Jon Huntsman to miss Arizona primary after paperwork mistake
      Lillian Rizzo| January 10, 2012 11:06

      Jo[h]n Huntsman has failed to qualify for the Arizona state primary after a paperwork mishap, the Associated Press reported.

      The former Utah governor filed his paperwork a few hours before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, but it was missing a notarized signature from Huntsman himself, a spokesman for Secretary of State Ken Bennett said, the AP reported.

      Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120110/jon-huntsman-misses-arizona-primary-after-paperw

  2. 20 smoothscotch
    January 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Hey I/m second, yeah!

  3. January 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I love the juxtaposition of all the chaos and attention on the Psychotic Party and how PBO is just chugging away, under the radar, slow and steady wins the race. The Media whores and Romney are going about their business, lying and congratulating themselves and others, talking about how this is bad news for PBO, but they have no conception of what is going on beneath the surface. Boy are they gonna be taken by surprise. Asses. 😡

    • 23 vitaminlover
      January 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      ‘Psychotic Party’ LOL!!!!

    • 24 Ladyhawke
      January 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      NEWSFLASH TO THE MEDIA: PBO BEAT THE CLINTONS

      This stuff is just catnip for the media. I don’t think they are scared of Willard,I just think they are “prepared” for Willard. President Obama and his campaign felt that Willard would be the Republican Party nominee all along. So they have been spending a lot of time learning about everything he did as governor and as CEO of Bain. President Obama is himself the CEO of a winning presidential campaign in 2008. Everyone conveniently forgets he outsmarted the Clintons.

      The flip flopping liar Mitt Romeny has a serious character flaw. I really think he is a pathological liar. He just makes stuff up out of thin air. His dishonesty is just breathtaking. If he thinks he is going to lie is way to the presidency he’s got another think coming. Meanwhile, President Obama is focused on his day job. He has not even started the campaign mode yet except for a few fundraisers.

      It was fascinating to hear Rush Limbaugh and other Republicans who have been very critical of Willard start to circle the wagons. Jim DeMint of all people had some positive things to say about Willards speech tonight.

  4. 25 desertflower
    January 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Shoq Dear @MittRomney: On behalf of thousands of Americans you really enjoyed firing, two things: congratulations and fuck off. #p2
    16 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  5. 26 desertflower
    January 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    thejoshuablog RT @AngryBlackLady: I bet if President Obama legalized weed tomorrow, 75% of Ron Paul’s support would disappear. #p2 #TFY
    43 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    • January 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      They are following Ron Paul because of his stance on legalizing drugs, and they could care less about serving this country. None of this is realistic. They are dreaming.

      • 28 anniebella
        January 11, 2012 at 3:24 am

        You guys are so right, if pot was legalized on the 5th and voting was on the 6th most of Paul supporters wouldn’t show up to vote or they would show up high.

  6. 29 carolyn
    January 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Great picture! SO tired of the Rethug primaries, and all the attendant blathering. Everyone is talking through their hat, as mother would say. They have time to fill, so they blather…..”full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

  7. January 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Any news on Q4 fund raising yet ? I saw willard raised 20 mil, 2 mil more than last quarter.

  8. 38 Obama Grandmama
    January 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Sorry, didn’t hear that. I find this whole opposition election results as frightening. I am a big chicken and even though the GOP presidential crew seems ridiculous I hate the idea of all of this money in the race. It also seems a shame that we need money in our government and have to waste it to run for office instead of using it to solve problems. I also worry about people not being bright enough to discern what is best for themselves as well as to not trust they will even check facts out themselves.

    We will have to work harder than ever even if it seems a foregone conclusion that it should be an evident choice. I will continue to donate and do whatever I can about informing others on PBO’s record. Got my little wallet size talking points about what has been accomplised so far from OFA today. It is a great idea as some of us get those senior moments.

    My novacaine has not worn off from my 3:30pm dental appointment today. 4 hrs and counting. Maybe my courage will come back after the novacaine wears off. Glad to be able to come here to get a positive outlook.

    • 39 vitaminlover
      January 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Fear not, Obama Grandmama, God-Who is bigger than all the money in the world-has His Hand all over and on President Obama. Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!

      • January 11, 2012 at 9:19 am

        Thank you, vitaminlover. I too believe God watches over the President. I call Unity prayer line when I have a problem and want support. One time I called about the President and the woman said a most beautiful, beautiful prayer that was almost like a song. She told me afterwards that they have millions of prayers going out about him and I felt joined with all of that good will going to him. It’s such a loving, loving prayer line — always positive and uplifting.

        If you feel the need of support for anything — I’ve called about a missing cat, my health, fears, the President, world events — you can call Toll free. 1-800-669-7729.

        And another thing I do is go to gratefulness.org and light a candle for President Obama. It’s not of any particular religion, just a moment to center, meditate a little and send out a prayer or wish for Well-Being.

        http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

        All is well.

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      It’s hard not to have some concern not knowing how folks may vote in November. All we can do is work as hard as we can and register as many people as possible.

      Turn out the vote!

  9. January 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    What’s interesting about tonight is that Ron Paul is actually earning delegates from NH…not something he was able to do in ’08.

  10. January 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Robney raised 24.7 million last quarter.

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      His machine is gearing up, GOP is coming home and he’s not spending nothing in ads – that’s all SuperPAC monies.

      • January 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

        “GOP is coming home”.

        Maybe we should wait til South Carolina before being too sure about that?

      • 46 hopefruit2
        January 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        GOP coming home? He should have gotten 50% of the vote in NH – his HOME STATE in which he has been campaigning for the last 5 years.

        • January 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

          Sure, but Huntsman took 15% that would very likely go to Romney as their second choice.

          • January 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

            Possibly, but that was New Hampshire – and even there, in his home state, 60% voted against Romney. Do you seriously think that that was a big triumph for him, considering how pathetically weak his opposition is?!?

            • January 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

              I don’t think his vote totals in the primaries really matter. Republicans always have a way of saying how disillusioned they are with the candidate but then rallying around that person come the general. It’s really a matter of wait and see imo. The bottom line is it doesn’t matter what they say or do, it’s making sure The President’s base plus turns out big time.

              • 50 hopefruit2
                January 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

                Independents voted in this NH primary as well, so it wasn’t just Republicans that are counted in the votes.

              • 51 prettyfoot58
                January 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

                And if you remember early on…the Dems and the President thought that their opponent would be Mitt Romney…and so do i

  11. January 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    New Hampshire crowd calls Rick Santorum a bigot (VIDEO)
    News Desk| January 10, 2012 16:09

    Rick Santorum was greeted by chants of “bigot” from a crowd in New Hampshire on Monday night. Santorum, a former US senator from Pennsylvania, was harangued outside his campaign rally at Jillian’s Billiards Club in Manchester, New Hampshire, Washington Blade reported. It was his final campaign event before the state’s primary vote on Tuesday.

    Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120110/new-hampshire-rick-santorum-bigot

  12. January 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Deutsche Boerse-NYSE Euronext merger at risk
    Samantha Stainburn| January 10, 2012 18:36

    European competition officials have drafted a recommendation to reject the merger of exchange operators Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext, the Financial Times reported. The proposed merger would create the world’s largest exchange for stocks and derivatives, according to the Associated Press.

    Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120110/deutsche-boerse-nyse-euronext-merger-joaquin-almunia

  13. 54 Carolyn
    January 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Okay, I’m being way out there…..but I wouldn’t be surprised if some “Independents” voted for Romney, not because they want him, but because they really want him to be the nominee PBO shoots down. When there is an open primary, strange things happen. I just don’t feel there’s a lot of love for Romney in NH. Massachusetts was SO glad to get rid of him in 2006. When we went to Boston in 2006, there were billboards telling Romney not to shut the door on his way out. He didn’t run because he knew there was NO way he would be re-elected. When you’re 47th in job creation in Massachusetts…..a state with Harvard, MIT, Tufts…….and all the high tech companies, and all the topnotch medical facilities, you are really BAD!!! And this was not during a recession.

    • 55 L3
      January 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

      I don’t think most Independents are Independents. They lean Republican or Democratic and those that lean Republican voted for Romney and other Republicans. Nothing to see here Mr. Brokaw.

      Also, calling yourself an Independent is a convenient way to distance yourself from the ridiculousness that is the current Republican Party because, my God, for sane people it must be embarrassing to admit any connection to that circus.

    • January 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Boy, pictures of those billboards would make great ads for the Democrats!

  14. January 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    If the GOP thingy is going to be winding down, anyone know when PBO begins campaigning?

  15. 63 SueBee
    January 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Is there a final number on votes for President Obama?

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      January 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      A while ago, with 80% of the votes in, he had 82% of the Democratic vote. Not sure of the total number of voters.

    • 65 hopefruit2
      January 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      It’s 82% 40,683 votes) with 85% of the precincts reporting.

      • January 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        Basically half of what Romney got, which isn’t terrible since Pres. Obama didn’t have any challengers.

        • 67 hopefruit2
          January 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

          Obama got more symbolic votes (with most of the Dems probably not even paying attention right now) than Huntsman got actual GOP votes. What makes Huntsman think he’s in a position to beat PBO?

  16. 75 Ladyhawke
    January 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Howard Fineman and his anonymous sources are up now.

  17. January 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Robney may get 100k votes!
    Now what? Their campaign is betting on momentum!

    • 79 hopefruit2
      January 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Oh please …even so, that’s the best he can do? He’s FROM the state, and has been campaigning for 5 years for heaven’s sake. It’s all downhill from there…

      • January 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

        That is my point! I don’t think they have a strategy for the south, other than momentum!

        • 81 Brit
          January 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

          Romney’s strategy for the south is to reach the racists far right wing Repugs. He is going to go so far right, it’ll be hard for him to come back to the “center” come the fall.

          • January 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

            He is going to double down on his criticism and nasty lies about PBO because he knows that he will be playing in really racist territory. They all vote against their own interest.

  18. January 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I’m striking my colors early so I can see FLOTUS in the am: G’nite all. Eye Dr. tomorrow. ugh!

  19. 88 Tally
    January 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    OMG – I accidentally went to HuffPo to read an article a friend linked, and WHAT A PIT OF VIPERS that place has become.

    I need a shower.

  20. 92 hopefruit2
    January 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    The next GOP debate will be on Monday Jan 16th at 9PM ET FOX News, followed by another debate on Thursday Jan 19th on CNN. Then the primary in SC will be on that Saturday Jan 21st.

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      And then, the sy fi channel will have a debate at midnight, then the AMC channel, Discovery Channel and Nat Geo will be doing a debate live from the top of Mount Everest and then…

  21. January 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Fed pays near-record billions to U.S. Treasury
    By Agence France-Presse| Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    The Federal Reserve said Tuesday it had paid $76.9 billion to theUS Treasury from its estimated 2011 earnings, mainly income from interest collected on a range of securities. The amount was only three percent below the 2010 record payment of $79.3 billion, and reflected the extraordinary actions the Fed has taken to prop up the economy after the 2008 financial crisis.

    Most of the 2011 earnings came from $83.6 billion in interest income on government-linked securities, such as US Treasury securities, the central bank said in a statement.

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/10/fed-pays-near-record-billions-to-u-s-treasury/

  22. 95 Ladyhawke
    January 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s see how wishy washy Eugene Robinson can be with his analysis tonight.

  23. 98 carolyn
    January 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I stopped the HuffPo at least a year ago, I think, and haven’t missed it. What I remember from the early days of the Obama Presidency were the constant “fashion faceoffs” between FLOTUS and whatever other person they could dredge up. Then they asked for votes about the fashions, and that was the depth of coverage for FLOTUS. It got so silly, I just decided this is a high school level publication and left. I now think it is perhaps a Junior High level from what everyone has said.
    I taught 8th grade, and Arianna reminds me of the snotty 13 year old girls who talk about people behind their backs, and act SO surprised when someone’s feelings get hurt. She may have some good writers…..but they’re not worth the trip. Even if someone links an interesting sounding article, I won’t give her the hit.

  24. January 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Assholes for Robney!

  25. January 11, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Good Nite Chips and TOD Family. Keep thinking good thoughts because we are going to need each other as we make this journey. A lot of “toxicity” being dispersed out there, so let us all keep each other in the ‘sweet company’ that is full of peace and compassion within our family here. And most of all, please keep POB and his team in our thoughts, prayers, and meditations.

    We love and thank you Chips for keeping us healthy in our thoughts, refreshed in our hearts, and informed in our minds.

    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you, Chipsticks)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

  26. January 11, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Okay…just got home from the Theater. My daughter took me to see “Hair”. One of the cast sent her two tickets and she chose to go with me. bounced around twitter for a minute to see who won the NH primary…no surprise there…I did find on funny thing though. I though you all would enjoy this. Maybe really scared of it but, no where else I could think of would appreciate this:

    http://twitpic.com/82emek

  27. 105 isonprize
    January 11, 2012 at 12:24 am

    This might be a re-post, but Rev. Al did an interview with the man who question Leroy about his statement implying that bluh people needed to support their families, and get off of welfare.

    __________________________________________________

    Yvan LaMothe Talks About Confronting Newt’s Racist Rhetoric
    Yesterday, Rev. Al interviewed Yvan LaMothe, the brotha who confronted Newt “Lil Leroy” Gingrinch about his racist comments about Blacks and food stamps:

    http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/2012/01/yvan-lamothe-talks-about-confronting.html

    __________________________________________________

  28. 106 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Interesting commentary.

    David Shuster debunks the ‘hoopla’ of the early primaries in terms of the overall electoral equation

    http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/david-shuster-debunks-the-hoopla-of-the-early-primaries-in-terms-of-the-overall-electoral-equation

  29. 107 Canuck Joyce
    January 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Here is a book I would buy.
    From Roland martins Reports: Since 2008, African-American women have taken pride in the fact that the First Lady is finally someone who looks like them. Not only is she smart; she’s also beautiful. And ask any sister, and she’ll tell you First Lady Michelle Obama can dress.

  30. January 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I wanted to share a video here post-NZ Earthquake for those who replied to my comment regarding it in a previous post back in December sometime.

    The Cashel St. Shopping Mall is made out of Shipping containers (no, I am NOT kidding lol), showing how resilient NZ folks can be… they got together and in good ole’ Kiwi fashion, got their hands dirty by building the first ‘Pop Up Mall’ in the World 😆 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wl2_KCBUoA&feature=related

    So if you plan to take a holiday here… We welcome you! 😉

    • 109 Betsy
      January 11, 2012 at 1:18 am

      That is really cool.

    • 110 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      January 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

      Brilliant. Such a wonderful example of the best of humanity – best because of the innate willingness of most of us to collaborate.

      Thank you.

      Yes We Can … DO More Together – We Must!

  31. 111 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 11, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Congratulations OFA_NH & OFA_IA. 2 wks & #TEAMOBAMA Prevails. Next up OFA_SC! #LandslideOBAMA2012 #LandslideDEMS2012 #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

    #PRESSON

  32. 112 QuietObserver
    January 11, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Heh. 🙂

  33. 114 SueBee
    January 11, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Hi everybody..I already started canvassing for Barack Obama and did a couple phone banks last week, but I still feel uneasy about this election. I need some energy from you guys to get this scared feeling out of my heart. I worry about the GOP, the cheat, and will do anything to beat our President. Help a sister out with some good vibes! 🙂

  34. 117 LDS
    January 11, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Hello, SueBee:
    If we say that we believe what POB stands for and we know that good always, always overcomes evil, we must believe and know that this is our time and they can and will do everything they can this time around. But we do not serve a God of fear. If we believe that Yes, We Can! Yes, We Will. yes, we must then what is there to fear?

    Let me share this with you. I was born and raised in a quaint town called Athens, Ga. When I tell you being AA down south in those days were(if you want to talk about terrorist) let’s talk. But when you know in your heart and soul that you had love of family, community and a strong faith in God(I understand this in a political blog not religious) . Looking back, it was not religion that brought us through. No, it was much stronger than that. It was spiritual. Something that is much stronger. When you know that you know that you can smile and still love someone who hated you for no reason because if the color of your skin.

    Everyday when I knew that there were people in my family who cared and loved me, that was all that mattered to me. I did not have the time or the energy to waste on why could oe would happen. I was so glad that we were not taught to hate. That would have been to easy. Instead we grew up with strong men and women who shared whatever they had with others even if you did not have much to share.

    So please know that this is a paradigm shift that is occurring whether we want it to or not. There is nothing to fear. Nothing we can do, but stand tall. Be of good courage. POB is a spiritual man and we have already won. You just have to believe it. His speech yesterday said that he knows what change is. He has felt it(paraphrasing). But he does not seem to have fear and neither will we. We will stand. We will push on and forward. WE HAVE WORK TO DO! Fear is not an option……
    Sweet sleep. We need you rested and strong for this battle that is already won. See it! believe it! March on! Leave a better world for those who are being born right now as we speak.

    • 118 Mary Gray
      January 11, 2012 at 7:03 am

      You words are wonderful and encouraging. Certainly feel the love.

    • 119 desertflower
      January 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Strong, beautiful statement, LDS 🙂 Thank you…I hope SueBee can feel that…I do!

    • 120 prettyfoot58
      January 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

      We will stand. We will push on and forward. WE HAVE WORK TO DO! Fear is not an option……

      AMEN….

    • January 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      LDS,

      I didn’t know you were an AA GA girl like me! Born, raised, and still living in Macon. I love Athens, got my first degree from UGA way back in 1974. If one learns anything growing up in GA, it’s that fear is NOT an option and if we’re to accomplish anything, we must gird our loins and keep moving forward!

  35. 122 LDS
    January 11, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Sorry for the errors…..it has been a long day. Had a meeting with my Senior Fall Fellow at OFA. Planning and strategizing phone banking, canvassing, signing of petitions for NY, signing volunteers. Charge it to my hands and not my heart. I hope that I brought some light into those areas that you are facing.

    Tomorrow will be better…….

  36. 124 eveingeorgia
    January 11, 2012 at 4:03 am

    LDS, it is nearly 4:00a.m., January 11. I am still awake. Thought I would check the comments one more time. And there you were. Everything you said about your experience growing up in Athens mirrored mine growing up in S.C. and Ga. – same love, same courage, same faith.
    Thank you for reminding us what this is all about.

    We must hold on to that faith for the sake of this country. This election is that serious. Pray On. Press On. Have faith.

  37. January 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Vice President Biden took aim at GOP front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday night, saying the former Massachusetts governor and other GOP candidates “have a fundamentally different view of this country and what will make it great.”

    Speaking to New Hampshire Democrats on a video teleconference from Washington, Biden said Romney’s comments on Monday — when he said “I like being able to fire people” — was “probably taken out of context.”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/203479-biden-takes-aim-at-romney

    • 126 57andFemale
      January 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Seriously, why do democrats do that?! We’re in a real war here,and Joe has to help defend Romney? The entire exchange was insulting – most of Americans can’t fire their insurance companies or afford the alternative, much less a devastating illness. Feeding Republican memes is dangerous. Repubs haven’t given this president an ounce of respect. And seriously Joe, Romney took Obama out ofcontext to create lies, and you defend him?

      • January 11, 2012 at 8:25 am

        Because Joe has integrity. He’s not worried about that penny ante stuff. Biden knows better than anybody on this board where when and how to hit Romney.

        • 128 JoJothecat
          January 11, 2012 at 10:28 am

          Exactly, let DWS and the PACs attack Robney and let the WH take the high road. Remember Bush/Cheney did not attack anyone directly,,,they let Rove and their party do the dirty work.

  38. January 11, 2012 at 5:55 am

  39. January 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

  40. January 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — A few minutes after Mitt Romney mocked President Barack Obama as a European-style socialist who wants to turn Boston into Brussels, a Democrat sent me this circa 2001-2002 YouTube video of Mitt speaking French, which made the rounds a few months back.

    “He certainly outpaces the average American tourist visiting Paris,” said a Francophone reporter sitting 10 feet from me in the filing center.

    Toggling to his mother tongue, the scribe added: “Il ne parle pas Francais comme une vache espagnole.” Which means, roughly translated, “He doesn’t speak French like a Spanish cow” — middling praise.

    • 134 ChristiMTL
      January 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

      I just watched the video, actually he does speak french like a ”vache espagnole” but that’s not an insult…it’s a very common expression, it just means someone who has a thick accent…he sound like Stephen Harper our Prime Minister.

      That’s really irrelevant though…..He is a mean mean mean person. I swear now I have a physical reaction each time I hear him, repulsion.

      His speech last night, he couldn’t help himself as usual….This President is a failure, this president is an appeaser, this President is a (fill the blank)…

      He is a liar.

      Actually a pathological liar…….he really disgust me……I’m not worry one bit about him and his political machine. President Obama will crush that scumbag…

      I’m not watching the love fest this morning…….

  41. January 11, 2012 at 6:15 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — As voters here head to the polls today to help decide who will be the GOP’s presidential nominee, some voters are turning away from front-runner Mitt Romney because of his ties to Wall Street and history at Bain Capital. Speaking outside campaign events and polling places, voters told ThinkProgress they worry Romney is a “corporate raider,” who wants to “turn the government into a corporation,” and who says he wants to create jobs in the U.S. but has outsourced them to other countries. Watch our video report:

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/01/10/401969/video-new-hampshire-voters-slam-romney-as-a-corporate-raider/?mobile=wp

  42. January 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

    BURLINGTON, Vt. — While the New Hampshire Republican primary hogged a lot of the spotlight, there was a Democratic primary Tuesday too.

    http://www.wptz.com/r/30182919/detail.html

  43. January 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

    BANNU, Pakistan — An American drone strike killed four Islamist militants in Pakistan, the first such attack since errant U.S airstrikes in November killed two dozen Pakistan troops and pushed strained ties between the two nations close to collapse, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

    The attack Tuesday took place in North Waziristan, an al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold close to the Afghan border that has been pounded by U.S. strikes, the officials said. Three of the dead were Arab fighters, said the officials, who didn’t give their names because they were not allowed to be named in the media.

    The late-night missile launch broke the longest pause between strikes since the drone program began in earnest in 2009.

    American officials say there had been no promise by Washington to avoid drone operations since the deadly Nov. 26 airstrikes along the Afghan border, but that the lull was part efforts to tamp down tensions with Pakistan, seen by many U.S. officials as key to a negotiated peace in Afghanistan.

    http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/rss.jsp?rssid=613&item=http%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fworld%2fasia-pacific%2fus-fires-1st-drone-into-pakistan-since-strike-that-killed-pakistani-troops-4-militants-dead%2f2012%2f01%2f10%2fgIQANo0ipP_mobile.mobile&cid=961405

  44. January 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

    It looks like the answer to criticizing Robny on Bain, is to call this President a Euopean Socialist!
    Must be a focus group somewhere(frank Luntz) that told the Robney camp that is a winner.

    I just hope that people know that, If they vote for Robney, the austerity measures will hit them like a Truck!

  45. 141 anniebella
    January 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Good Morning Everyone. It’s almost 7am so off to the tv. See you later.

  46. 142 Bill
    January 11, 2012 at 7:04 am

    The theme on Morning Joe is President Obama’s “class resentment”. They all agree, even Barnicle, that is going to be the thrust of Willard’s campaign. I would like to hear one example of PBO expressing “class resentment”. Could there be more of a straw dog?

    • January 11, 2012 at 7:16 am

      He is not going to be as Easy to beat as people on this blog think.
      He has a lot of money, the media is behind him, and he lies like a siv!
      That said, maybe the President should send out Joe early to campaign? For messaging purposes! All these charges are going unanswered, the latest is Obama is is European socialist. If that sticks…

      • 144 anniebella
        January 11, 2012 at 7:19 am

        Jovie that won’t stick. So lay that to rest please.

        • January 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

          It needs to be addressed! It’s dangerous because of what Europe is going through.
          Basically, it’s fearmongering!

          • 146 anniebella
            January 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

            It won’t stick.

          • 147 ChristiMTL
            January 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

            Fearmongering………that’s all they have…but this won’t stick…..

          • January 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

            Jovie, they have been saying that since October 2008, its already stuck in many conservative minded folks, reality be damned. Look, right now he is in the primary, which means lobbing attacks against Barack Obama is all he needs to do to win the nomination. In the general election, you’re dealing with a larger electorate, well-informed, misinformed, under informed, and just plain stupid. But, you’re dealing with an electorate thats now deciding, who should lead our nation for four years? There will be two choices then, a flame throwing vulture capitalist that lies with glaring audacity, or the man who has solutions for the nation?

      • 150 Bill
        January 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

        Willard is going to have Morning Joe campaigning for him every morning on teevee. MJ may be seeing himself as a VP pick.

      • 153 anniebella
        January 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

        By the way no think Mitt will be easy to beat, we know it will be a battle. But a battle we are prepared to fight all the way.

        • January 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

          I already think their is a Deal in place on tge Republucan side.
          Robney keeps Ron Paul in the race, essentially splitting tge tea bagger vote.
          Me thinks, a wink and a nod for Rand Paul as VP to Robney.
          Santorum may have been offered a job in his ainustration, also.
          W/o all these people in the race, Robney loses!

          • 155 Bill
            January 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

            Rand is too crazy for Willard. He will go with a more establishment pick. I agree with your idea of a deal.

          • 156 JoJothecat
            January 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

            Willard will either pick Chrispy as his VP or a Rubio….he needs someone who can jazz up his ticket by picking the mean boy or try and get the hispanic vote.

      • January 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

        HUH? You forget the 2008 elections when McCain was pulling that Socialist crap? Who won?

      • 161 prettyfoot58
        January 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

        we should not go into panic mode….

        the President’s team has always expected for Romney to be the candidate….

        they have this….

  47. 163 benchwarmer
    January 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Good morning!

    Bo is one happy and lucky dog and he is loving life!!! Anyone who likes animals should be on team Obama.

    Speaking of, this is probably old news, but I found this site yesterday via Daily Kos.
    http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/ (there is one post that tells about what Romney did to his poor dog, for those who don’t know what a cold-hearted and vicious person he is)

    I like you guys, so I hope its okay if I stop in time to time and say hello!

    • 164 desertflower
      January 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Welcome 🙂 Stick around and help us as we get to work! Thanks for the link. If he would do that to his dog with detachment, what would he do to people he doesn’t know OR care about?

  48. January 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

    This will help out a lot-

    In accordance with usual practice, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is announcing the preliminary estimate of the upcoming annual benchmark revision to the establishment survey employment series.  The final benchmark revision will be issued on February 3, 2012, with the publication of the January 2012 Employment Situation news release.

    Each year, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey employment estimates are benchmarked to comprehensive counts of employment for the month of March. These counts are derived from state unemployment insurance (UI) tax records that nearly all employers are required to file.  For national CES employment series, the annual benchmark revisions over the last 10 years have averaged plus or minus three-tenths of one percent of total nonfarm employment. The preliminary estimate of the benchmark revision indicates an upward adjustment to March 2011 total nonfarm employment of 192,000 (0.1 percent).

    Table 1 shows the March 2011 preliminary benchmark revisions by major industry sector. As is typically the case, many of the individual industry series show larger percentage revisions than the total nonfarm series, primarily because statistical sampling error is greater at more detailed levels than at a total level.

    http://www.bls.gov/ces/cesprelbmk.htm

  49. 167 anniebella
    January 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Dam, CBS this morning have wasted twenty minutes already talking to Mitt and Paul. I usually don’t watch these morning shows and the only reason I am watching this is to see FLOTUS.

    • January 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

      Let me guess, get rid of the FED, get rid of our military, obamas an appeaser and obamas a European socialist.
      No plans of their own, because nobody would like getting rid of all the Programs they want to get rid of.
      Instead, smear the President and make him seem unpalatable to Americans!
      Rove politics!

    • 169 Ladyhawke
      January 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Wow, yet another revamp of the hosts on CBS. It’s endless with them. I totally agree with you about the excessive coverage of Williard and the rest of the clown car candidates. It’s only going to get worse. I always have the remote handy so that I can mute Willard. I am so disgusted with his constant lying.

      I stopped watching the morning shows and went with the BBC instead. The only reason I am watching CBS is for FLOTUS. She was great as usual. She just makes sense.

      • 170 hopefruit2
        January 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

        Let them continue to fawn over Romney, that will just fire up Dem voters even more in November. The media gave Sarah Palin excessive coverage at one time too – and where is she now?

        • January 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

          She got a lot of pushback. Maybe this Bain stuff will scare Democrats and left leaning indes.
          Also, I mentioned above, the January jobs report is looking sweet with revisions.
          Another tick down in the unemployment rate!

  50. January 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Looks like Israel killed an Iranian nuclear Scientist. A magnet bomb on the bottom of his car? Hello James Bond!

  51. 175 FiredUpInCA
    January 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I am disappointed bordering on mildly depressed that New Hampshire gave Ron Paul a second place finish. To me this is nearly as irresponsible a vote as the 2010 midterms that handed the House to the tea party and the majority of state legislatures to the GOP.

    • January 11, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Especially, seeing how Ron Paul and Robney are working together.

    • 177 ChristiMTL
      January 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

      I notice that they attacked Santorum and Gingrich a lot more than Romney.

      I just read Jovie’s comment…..I didn’t even think about it but could it be possible that Romney choose Rand Paul as VP?

      He would get the extremists…the teabaggers…the libertarians……

    • January 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

      That guy sickens me. There’s a sucker born every minute and Ron Paul is cashing in on that premise with disturbing precision. Surgical.

  52. January 11, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Well, we see the establishment argument per Morning Joe. Didn’t I tell you his would be how they clean this up? Start saying that he was successful at his job, saying that the attacks lobbed on him were from liberals from Rush Limbaugh down. How the President of the United States is engaging in “class resentment” now for wanting a 39% tax rate on higher incomes. Every Republican knows he’s going to pull this off, and so do the Democrats, so know they are all coalescing around him as a “true” conservative.

  53. 181 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Bingo!

  54. 184 anniebella
    January 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Okay anyone who saw the first part of FLOTUS interview with Gayle King, what do you think? I know I am more convince than ever that that Kantor woman set out to go after the First Lady.

  55. 187 donna dem 4 obama
    January 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Good Morning TOD

    I just watched the few minutes of the interview with FLOTUS. She was gracious and forthcoming with how she feels. When she addressed the fact that people have been trying to portray her as the “angry black woman” ever since the President announced his candidacy it made me tear up a little.

    It’s a shame that here we are 3 years into PBO’s Presidency and this wonderful, thoughtful, brilliant, compassionate woman who truly loves her husband and her family has to still be defending herself against that negative character depiction says something about this country that makes me sad.

    All I can say is that if the President isn’t going to start campaigning for another month or so we are going to have to be more engaged than ever with the voters.

    Please everyone commit to spending an hour each day doing something to ensure that PBO will be re-elected. You don’t have to leave your home to volunteer. Just go to http://www.barackobama.com and you can sign up to phone bank or start a fundraiser from home.

    These pundits are counting on us to sit and watch their constant negativity about PBO while trying to push Romney as the golden candidate and our public is fickle enough to buy some of this stuff. Let’s make ever effort we can to have the President’s back and ensure 4 more 4/44.

    A win on Nov 6, 2012 will be the best revenge for how our FLOTUS has been treated by this sleazy author and our salacious media.

    • 189 hopefruit2
      January 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Definitely! And very well said Donna.

    • January 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

      I’m feelin’ every bit of what you said. It’s deeply sad sometimes but I just keep getting back up.

      • 191 donna dem 4 obama
        January 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

        “Whether you are high or low you gotta tip on the tightrope”

        • January 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

          Some people talk about ya
          Like they know all about ya
          When you get down they doubt ya
          And when you tippin on the scene
          Yeah they talkin’ bout it
          Cause they can’t tip all on the scene with ya
          Talk about it
          T-t-t-talk bout it
          When you get elevated,
          They love it or they hate it
          You dance up on them haters
          Keep getting funky on the scene
          While they jumpin’ round ya
          They trying to take all your dreams
          But you can’t allow it

          Cause baby whether you’re high or low
          Whether you’re high or low
          You gotta tip on the tightrope
          T-t-t-tip on the tightrope

          Whether you’re high or low
          Baby whether you’re high or low
          You got to tip on the tightrope
          Now let me see you do the tightrope
          And I’m still tippin’ on it

          See I’m not walkin’ on it
          Or tryin to run around it
          This ain’t no acrobatics
          You either follow or you lead, yeah
          I’m talkin’ bout you,
          I’ll keep on blaming the machine, yeah
          I’m talkin’ bout it,
          T-t-t-talkin’ bout it
          I can’t complain about it
          I gotta keep my balance
          And just keep dancin on it
          We gettin funky on the scene
          Yeah you know about it
          Like a star on the screen
          Watch me tip all on it

          Then baby whether I’m high or low
          Baby whether you’re high or low
          You gotta tip on the tightrope
          Yeah, tip on the tightrope
          Baby, baby, baby
          Whether you’re high or low
          Baby whether you’re high or low
          Tip on the tightrope
          Baby let me see you tight rope
          And I’m still tippin’ on it

    • 194 dotster3
      January 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Agree. I would just caution that is it not “the country” which has been attacking and slandering Michelle. It is a small, unrelenting, hateful minority. A majority very much likes and is appreciative of her warmth and exemplary conduct as First Lady.

  56. 195 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 7:56 am

    • January 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

      I already feel bad for mrs Obama!

      • 197 hopefruit2
        January 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

        I don’t feel bad for Mrs. Obama per se. She’s aware that these people envy her numerous talents and accomplishments and are resorting to racist stereotypes to tear her down, pretty much like they’ve try to do her husband. I do feel bad for the gullible voters who will be manipulated by the likes of Kantor and the media in voting against their own interests based on foolish propaganda put out there.

        • January 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

          That is why they do it. Oh and memo to the Obama administration, no more access from journalists writing books, they are playing you and your kindness.
          Seriously!

          • 199 hopefruit2
            January 11, 2012 at 8:27 am

            No one is playing the First Family.

            • 200 dotster3
              January 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

              I don’t have any inside info, of course, but I think they may have been misled about the kind of book Kantor was planning to write because Kantor had given them fair treatment previously. All the tidbits which have received the most attention likely came from those closest to them—–Jarrett, Gibbs, Nesbitt and Whitaker. And the author then took that info, which was nothing out of the ordinary, everyday conflicts or instances that happen in every WH, and exaggerated and embellished and made them into something they weren’t, trying to stir up conflict so her book would get attention and sales.

              • 201 L3
                January 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

                It’s also possible that she was instructed by her editors to exaggerate those everyday conflicts to increase interest and book sales. Kantor is a snake either way, no doubt, because either she deceived the Obamas and their friends and aquaintances about the kind of book she planned to write or she sold out to the editors and publishers.

  57. 202 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

    • 203 anniebella
      January 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

      I’m proud of Mrs. Obama, and i have the faith that she is just fine. She has a husband who loves her, her daughter loves her, her Mother, her brother, other family, and friends, who loves and support her. And I will not leave out, she has all of us, and many more who cares about her. Feel sorry for the ones who is trying to damage her, because they are the losers.

  58. January 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

    *****Programming alert-DWS will be on cspan 2 at 8:30am.
    Then, she will be on keys jansing show at ten.

    Thank God for Debbie! She is tireless, very motivated and smart!

  59. January 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Ok. Missed the first part of Miche’s interview, what happened? How long was it?

    • 207 hopefruit2
      January 11, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Hopefully Chips will have the video up as soon as she can. I didn’t actually watch the interview but based on what I read on Twitter it appears that she addressed head-on and put to rest many of the nasty gossipy stuff about her implied by the book. I’ve posted a few of the Tweets throughout this thread.

    • 208 anniebella
      January 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

      lisa, the first part of the interview FLOTUS answer questions about some of the things in that piece of trash by that Kantor woman. Second part of the interview she talked about if she was ready to get out there to campaign. She talked about the things she has learn. I think more will be on tomorrow show.

    • 209 hopefruit2
      January 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

  60. January 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Now, tweety is all about Mitt Romney! Will these pundits make up their minds?

    • January 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Oh and thank God for Steve Ratner, obamas ex car czar that oversaw the car bailouts! He now says that romneys message is great.
      Lol. The ex car czar on morning Joe is saying romneys message is perfect.
      Now dont that beat all? Lol!

    • 214 Bill
      January 11, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Tweety is as bad as I have seen him. He was going on about how great Willard’s family.is as though the current family in the WH is lacking. Do not forget Willard is named after Tweety’s wife’s boss, J. Willard Marriott.

      • 215 Ladyhawke
        January 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

        Oh my goodness, Tweety Whiplash is all over the place with his analysis. Last night I thought I detected some real disdain from him about the snarky comments from Willard on PBO and Europe. But I guess after a good nights sleep it’s not such a problem after all. Also, the gasbags live for this stuff. They don’t want this to be over too soon. The beast must be fed.

        • 216 desertflower
          January 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

          I don’t know if anyone caught my comment from yesterday…but he was talking to Tom RIdge and seemed utterly disgusted that the Republicans always have to have a war to start, all lined up. He seemed totally irritated by that. Naturally, Ridge thought that was an unfair characterization… I switched the channel after that.

      • 217 anniebella
        January 11, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Can I ask a question, and I am not trying to be nasty, but honestly who gives a dam what Chris Matthews thinks of Mitt’s family? We know Matthews have issues with the Obamas, he don’t like them. Me, I do my very best not to watch or listen to Matthews B.S. Because I know listen to all that B.S. would really piss me off.

        • 218 Bill
          January 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

          I agree Anniebella, but when the so called left wing media is talking up Willard’s family as though the current WH family is lacking is another indication that the approach in the election is going to be we need to “return” to normal. This was the theme in Willard’s speech last night and must be recognized for what it is.

      • 219 dotster3
        January 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

        Mariott—-who is also Mormon. Tweety has been in love with Huntsman’s family and used to be in love with Obama’s family. Who knows what today or tomorrow will bring. He’s a weather vane, no core beliefs again, just happy to be there getting paid big bucks to spout whatever notion he has in the moment. He thinks he’s politically brilliant, but much of the time he just appears silly—-who can forget his slobbering over W as a Fly Boy and Cowboy—- and does not deserve to be taken seriously.

  61. 220 57andFemale
    January 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

    What were the final totals in NH?

  62. January 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Angelina Jolie has a new movie coming out, so…-

    On Tuesday evening TheDC asked Jolie if she thinks Obama is taking the country in the right direction.
    “There are many many things I think have gone in a wonderful direction, and there are a few things I am disappointed in. And I don’t feel like tonight is the night to clarify but there are many wonderful things that have moved forward and of course some other things that are very frustrating,” she told TheDC on the red carpet at the Holocaust Museum for the premiere of “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” her directorial debut.
    Jolie, who is known for her work with the United Nations, also told TheDC that the United States should “adjust” the way it distributes foreign aid.
    Texas congressman Ron Paul has called for eliminating foreign aid entirely, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich would require nations to prove why they need the funds. Both are GOP presidential hopefuls.
    “Well, I think there’s a bigger discussion to be had, which is foreign aid itself, and what is foreign aid, and if foreign aid is just cash and just dropping food aid but not addressing fair trade, and not addressing how to help people learn about their own laws and self-govern — and it’s just constantly throwing a kind of, you know — it’s the fish and not teaching somebody how to fish, right?” she told TheDC.
    “It’s giving them — We need to really step in and adjust the way we do foreign aid so I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer, saying yes we should or no we shouldn’t. We just absolutely have to adjust the way we address foreign aid, period, because as the way it’s been going — it’s not, uh — I don’t feel in many of those countries it’s completely helping them get back on their feet in an independent way, and they deserve that, and so we have a lot more we need to be doing.”
    Follow Nicholas on Twitter

    • 223 hopefruit2
      January 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

      The media’s obsession with Obama. That’s all it is. I don’t think the interviewer heard 95% of what Jolie said about anything else. All that concerned them was how she feels about Obama.

    • 224 Linda
      January 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Jolie is a member of CFR

  63. 225 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

  64. 226 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

  65. 227 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Ha!

  66. 228 Don
    January 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I enjoyed Romney’s speech last night and he did not disappoint. His speech was big and grand, and he also left no stone unturned in his attack on President Obama. Forget about those big checks he wrote at Bain, and trust me there were big. But last night Romney made a fundamental mistake when writing a big check, you had better make sure you got enough cash to back it up. Last night Romney wrote a check his ass can’t cash.

  67. 229 desertflower
    January 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Morning everyone:) I need a favor today. A good thought, and a prayer if you pray. My husband lost his job right before Christmas, and he has an interview today. If you could, I need some good vibes, happy thoughts, and positive thoughts for him today. Been a tough 3 years at our house….like so many others. But if my family here can think good thoughts, I would be grateful beyond words 🙂 Hugs to you all, and thank you, ahead of time.

    I hear some “woe is me” going on here….if you believe that PBO has done right by Americans and our country, and he HAS….his hard work and record will stand up to this pig slop being thrown around by Republicans…they have no IDEAS, other than the same old stuff they ALWAYS peddle. It’s their stage right now, and they will say and do anything to regain POWER….the most important thing to them. They can’t govern. Never could. We will hear all about them until they finally chose a crazy person to run against PBO. If you ask me, the others are doing a FINE job of helping to expose Romney for the slimey, lying bastard he is! That doesn’t magically get erased when he gets chosen….Lots of ammunition to use against him…when everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie, when your business record is one of trashing companies and shipping jobs overseas, when you are against many things that the majority of Americans are FOR,then he is going to have a problem. Hell, REPUBLICANS don’t even like him!

    As more and more comes to light, he will be shown to be even worse than we know….and PBO’s records of successes will stand strong on their own.He does things because it’s the right thing to do for Americans and their families. Romney just wants power…and will attempt to destroy anything on his way to that goal. Americans are crazy, but they’re not that stupid. Add to that, the fact that he gets ruffled easily…..are you kidding me? When he debates PBO it will be must see TV! Let them have their moment, let them think that its all good,we work just as hard in the background…doing what we always do. Having his back, talking to people, writing letters…etc. Spreading truth. Power to the people.Corporations are NOT PEOPLE, my friend! He’ll get more cocky and arrogant, then he won’t know what hit him…and that’s just FINE by me! Press On, people….mark my words, they will take themselves down. We just have to work our tails off for the right reasons, for the right President. hugs…talk amongst yourselves 🙂 Morning rant over!

    • January 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

      My best wishes to your husband, df.

    • 232 prettyfoot58
      January 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Best Wishes…i pray that your husband has a successful interview that leads to getting the job….Amen

    • 233 Sue in Minnesota
      January 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

      DF……holding your husband and your family in light, sending prayers skyward that opportunities will manifest in welcomed relief to your struggles. You are an incredibly strong and positive woman and I believe you will be rewarded in kind. Stay strong…..

    • 234 JoJothecat
      January 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

      My prayers and good, positive thoughts to your husband and your family. Thanks for reminding us exactly what PBO has done in the past four years and that he will continue to serve this great country for the betterment of ALL people and that the republicans have nothing to run on but lies and eventually people see through lies unless they chose to be blind.

    • 235 Dakota
      January 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Sending good vibes and best wishes to your husband for his interview. He’s gonna nail it!

  68. January 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Prag Obots has a clip:

  69. 238 Fred
    January 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

    good morning TOD family

    I pray God so that potus and flotus can stay the course and get through this bitch’s book and this whole BD departure and anything that can come their way.
    I pray for patience;courage;calm;focus;health;determination;protection and blessings;peace and joy

    Flotus answered the questions with nothing but poise and calm but I bet she also felt that Gayle had her back as well but still underneath I could still feel a tad of frustration at this piece of crap Kantor calls a “book”.

    How can you possibly think you can feel;speak and think for someone you don’t effing know;much less have a relationship with? 🙄

    Anyway just wanted to say hi everyone and wish you all a good day.Might check back before I head to rehab with mom.Special hello to Chip for this site and HZ.

    Fred 😉

    • 239 Sue in Minnesota
      January 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

      I also pray for all those qualities you name and for myself I ask for tolerance and protection from the insidious tentacles of hate. Thinking of you and your Mother, your family in your struggles and praying for the best. Be well, be strong Fred…..and the same to all who find community here.


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