231 Responses to “‘believe in america – hide your money in the caribbean’”


  1. 1 Dudette
    January 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Story on Gabby on CNN now

  2. 4 Dudette
    January 22, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Wow, no one to talk to. No first place prize. Woe is me. 😦

  3. 8 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    24 h later, it remains so sadly true that …

    We must not only re-elect President Obama and outstanding Senators and Members of the House, we need to dedicate ourselves to a vastly more empathetic and constructive society.

    Yes We Can … DO More Together – We Must #LandslideOBAMA2012

    • 9 Dudette
      January 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Not only sad, but sick Bob.

    • 14 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      January 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Agree, Dudette and EDP

      Thus:

      #PRESSON

      • 15 anniebella
        January 23, 2012 at 4:24 am

        Thank you Bobfr, these very people who will forgive a racists cheating womanizer, seem to fine some fault with looking after the hungry, the poor, the people who are struggling, the very ones Christ said to help. One thing you can bet, Christ didn’t hang out with the ones with the $500,000 dollars account at Tiffany. But this President is to be look down on because he tried to help those in need.

      • 16 Obama Grandmama
        January 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

        Bobfr, I have been wanting someone to come up with a reply to the food stamp President retort of Newt’s. This seems like a great comeback. I think somewhere in there we also need something about the blame for the need of more food stamps too. Something simple PBO can say back to him in a debate that is a zinger with no further comeback that will work. You may be our best hope for one, Bobfr

        • 17 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          January 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

          Had posted this earlier today, OG:

          Will continue trying to refine the message, but here’s a further effort:

          #PRESSON

    • 18 susanne
      January 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      ‘we must not only re-elect president obama and outstanding senators and members of the house, we need to dedicate ourselves to a vastly more empathetic and constructive society.’

      yes–a lifelong program and a daily devotion.

      my father was a career nco in the usmc. we knew there were rules about how you behave when you’re wearing the uniform, and representing your country. and as children of a marine, we were also representing the country–we knew our behavior, good or bad, reflected on the service.

      like many of you, i’m wearing the obama button, and driving with the obama sticker, and soon (i hope!) i’ll have the obama tee shirt too. that’s ‘wearing the uniform’, as i see it. all our empathetic and constructive acts and words are building that society we all dream of. electing the best possible team is a big push, but it’s just part of the plan. we can make the world a better place–we’re doing it!

      i’m so grateful for this space, where we build a positive vision, and work to give it life! let’s stay together!

      • 20 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        January 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

        Most wonderful susanne!

        Here’s the music that resonates for me with your ‘we can make the world a better place–we’re doing it!’

        #PRESSON

        • 21 susanne
          January 23, 2012 at 2:51 am

          bob, you’re a gem!

        • January 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

          Thank you Bobfr, for all your wonderful posts, and your elegant, articulate tweets! It is so good to have your voice of truth and reason on our side. I don’t post much, but avidly read everything I can on this fabulous blog Ms Chips has created for us. Love the Copland clip, it’s one of my favorites. Thanks for all you do.

    • 23 nathkatun7
      January 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

      Bobfr, you are a master at speaking TRUTH on tweeter! Thank you so much for the wonderful work you are doing to support the President while at the same time you are exposing the idiocy of a great many of President Obama’s bashers.

      • 24 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        January 23, 2012 at 1:38 am

        You are very special, nath. Your supportive comments are sustaining and motivating. Thank you.

        #PRESSON

  4. 25 Dudette
    January 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Love DWS — she is posed and professional.

    Following her is Dan Rather to talk about the media. That ought to be worth watching.

  5. 26 EDP4BHO
    January 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I’m going to bed. For those who pray, pray for continued success of PBO. For those who don’t, send all your positive vibes his way. Peace !!

  6. 30 GGail
    January 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Ooooh Chipsticks, your vid is SCARY SMART!

  7. 34 Lightfoot
    January 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    OMG!!!! This ad is the Fa-shizzle!!!!

  8. 36 Tulips
    January 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    • 37 jacquelineoboomer
      January 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Oh, I’m so glad you posted that.

      Think Rep. Mica of Florida (the rat) mentioned something with dog whistle undertones about our President’s singing – like maybe he can dance, too, but we don’t need an American Idol president – something like that. Anyway, I think we need to

      EMBRACE

      the “American Idol” tag for our President. He’s a real American idol. We don’t worship him, but he’s loved by more Americans than any other person in our country (well, maybe FLOTUS is loved more!). I mean LOVED, admired, respected.

      Kind of like how he embraced Obamacare, when he said, “I do care!” – we can’t be hurt by the tag “American Idol,” if we embrace it.

      • 38 susanne
        January 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        you’re so right! he’s the best president this country has seen in many decades, and we’re proud of all his talents, skills, and accomplishments.

      • January 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        Yeah well Keith Olbermann had “American Idol” on the crawl during his show, which BTW I rarely if ever watch. When I do watch I am reminded why I don’t want to watch it

        • 40 Obama Grandmama
          January 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

          It may become unpopular to admit to watching American Idol or liking it but I don’t care. Fruitcake and polyester became unpopular too and I still liked them. I have watched every season of AI and love to see the contestants follow their dreams and even though the best singer does not always win it is still interesting and the exposure they get in the final ten gives them a boost for their career choice. My favorite show is So You Think You Can Dance though for the same reasons.
          I do agree with Jackie in that we need to embrace PBO’s singing and Idol status. Another one line comeback is needed. IMO

    • 41 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      January 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Hope you enjoy this, Tulips 🙂

      #PRESSON

      • 42 jacquelineoboomer
        January 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        Bobfr – Not sure you can do anything with this on Twitter, but thought it was interesting. I’m so frosted by it all, that I can’t think straight.

        The underwhelming Rep. John Mica (R-FL) mocked President Obama for singing Al Green, saying maybe he dances/we don’t need American Idol president, blah/blah/blah.

        Here’s Mica’s wife Pat (woman in yellow jacket, looking like she’s hootin’ and hollerin’) with FLOTUS last year: http://thegeorgetowndish.com/thedish/gloria-estefan-sings-lunch-michelle-obama

        Here’s Mica glad-handing (practically with his tongue hanging out) President Obama at last year’s SOTU: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-congress-civility-20120122,0,3457391.story

        Just a thought – if you don’t want to tackle this, no problem. I feel better just getting my facts straight and ready to go! Mica is a total hypocrite.

        • 43 jacquelineoboomer
          January 23, 2012 at 12:19 am

          Bobfr – I calmed down and just thought of a little way to use this. Belay my last!

          • 44 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            January 23, 2012 at 1:43 am

            Dear jacqueline,

            just now seeing your comment. I’ll give it some thought, for sure 🙂

            These haters have only their hate, every moment of every day of their lives. That is tragic in so many dimensions. Hopefully, because of the never ending gracious empathy of President Obama, and all of us whom must emulate, we can bring them out of their dark, empty lives.

            #PRESSON

        • January 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

          Just jealous that Pres.Obama can be something Republicans can’t be – Human

      • 48 QuietObserver
        January 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

        Ya know, that’s not so crazy of an idea. Most likely wouldn’t happen, but could you imagine a full version of “Let’s Stay Together” with limited release, with all proceeds going to fundraising and/or charity?

        • 49 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          January 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

          Yep. It would be exceptional – and sooooooooooooooo much fun, for the President and the millions (billions) around the world who’d cherish it.

          Yes We Can … DO More Together – We Must!

        • 50 elo4obama/biden
          January 23, 2012 at 4:40 am

          I would love that! Maybe Al Green and the Prez together, or a slew of celebs ala “We Are the World.” Proceeds could go to military families! Awesome idea. Before the 2012 election best, but I’d take after too.

          OT, has anyone seen the MORE article on FLOTUS? Excellent! It’s about her mentoring program for young girls. Mentors include Valerie Jarrett, as well as a female SS agent that they’d only identify as Leslie.
          Even though MO has no desire to quantify the program, cause how can you with heart to heart connections. This has to be making such of a huge contribution to humanity one on one. The west wing also started a program for boys. I’m just amazed at this amazing couple. Sorry beltway, there is no TIME to hang with you too. They are making the absolute most of this window of opportunity and service.

          Take care everybody.

          • January 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

            ‘Even though MO has no desire to quantify the [mentoring] program, cause how can you with heart to heart connections. This has to be making such of a huge contribution to humanity one on one. The west wing also started a program for boys. I’m just amazed at this amazing couple. ****Sorry beltway, there is no TIME to hang with you too.**** They are making the absolute most of this window of opportunity and service. 😉

            **** This just really made me smile, Elo4O, because it is so literally true, while at the same time it’s absolutely snarky! 😆 😆

  9. 52 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    #PRESSON

  10. 53 Lightfoot
    January 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Forgot to mention my thanks to the person who posted the sketches of rest of Newt’s body revealing his horns.

  11. 58 GGail
    January 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Ok TOD peeps – I’m out.
    The NY Giants are the NFC Champions! YEA!!!
    Good night Chipsticks

  12. January 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Gooooood Night …everyone…..((huggs)))

  13. January 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Goodnight all. {{{{{{HUGS}}}}} Sweet dreams to all.

    We’ve got severe storms predicted for early morning. Think I best get to bed and get some sleep before it hits.

  14. 65 Dudette
    January 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Serena’s playing — down 5 – 2 in the first set.

  15. January 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm
  16. January 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    ok remember when I posted a link to this lady’s blog post the other day? well she’s back and telling a story of what actually happened last week and it was pretty funny so thought you might enjoy a light hearted moment.

    http://bpicampus.com/2012/01/20/midday-matinee-phone-bank-funnies/

    nighty night folks everyone sleep tight!

    zzzzzzzzzz

  17. 91 Pamela
    January 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Goodnight everyone, thanking you all.. Good luck with the winter storm, tnmtngirl, ours is back to normal. Hang in there!

  18. January 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Monday Jan. 23, 2012
    Previous
    Next
    10:30 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    12:00 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    1:40 PM
    Obama welcomes the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins to the White House.

  19. 94 TrumpDog
    January 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    There is a story on Wapo that disputes Historian Noot’s claim that more people are using food stamps under Pres Obama.

    • 95 anniebella
      January 23, 2012 at 4:46 am

      TrumpDog, I watch the guy who interview Newt’s second wife, remember doing the debate Newt said he offer many people who would tell that the story his second wife were telling were not true, but ABC didn’t want to talk to them. The guy said Newt was a lying, the only people Newt allow anyone to speak to was his two daughters and ABC talk to them. So it doesn’t surprise me that Newt is a liar also. Let us not forget his sorry ass was kick out of Congress.

  20. January 23, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Pardon my French, but I’m getting really sick and tired of this bitch Katrina. Really sick and tired to the point where I feel like dropping some F-bombs in her time line. These people have a problem. Earlier Michael Moore was on twitter taking credit for the decisions that the WH has handed down last week. EVEN the insider trading arrests. Never mind that the DOJ had already prosecuted some folks for insider trading. Never mind that the PL dismissed those prosecutions as not serious. Nope. Moore was on twitter talking about “WE” – GTFOH!

    • January 23, 2012 at 12:21 am

      Yeah, I called her out on Twitter.

      • January 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

        Thank you. I saw that. A few others did also. I asked her if she thinks Pres.Obama is incapable of articulating what’s going on in this country and she replies – “No, do you?” LOL…say what now? She writes a tweet saying that Warren must have wrote his SOTU on fairness – something that he’s talked about for years and she – but she’s trying to tell me that she doesn’t think he’s incapable of saying these things on his own?

        OMG!

        • January 23, 2012 at 12:39 am

          She seems to forget that Elizabeth Warren worked for the President all that time while she was setting up the CFPB. Wow.

          • January 23, 2012 at 1:02 am

            They have ignored a lot of facts when it comes to the relationship and friendship between Warren and Pres.Obama.

            • January 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

              I don’t understand the problem even if Ms Warren did contribute to the WRITING of the SOTUA? This would just reaffirm to me that the President uses all the resources at his disposal. How is this a deficit? If he didn’t have the intelligence to recognize the skills surrounding him he shouldn’t be in the top position. Doesn’t a ‘good’ leader utilize the strengths of the members of his team? Honestly, I’m not a good debater, but I’m very often stunned by the simplicity of the comments put forward as arguments by PBO’s opposition. Jeez Louise, they’re irritating! Like mosquitoes! 🙄

        • 103 anniebella
          January 23, 2012 at 4:55 am

          gobrooklyn, what have Obama done to hurt these people feeling? That is what this sound like. Like their poor little awful feelings were hurt by President Obama. Are is it these are women who mostly were Hillary supporters, who haven’t and never will get over the fact that this black man kept the first woman from being President. President Obama is ten times smarter than they are, and so is Michelle.

          • 104 hopefruit2
            January 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

            He’s black. That’s what hurts their feelings apparently. Sad, isn’t it?

            • January 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

              He’s black and ungrateful – he doesn’t go to their parties after they single handedly got him elected.

              • 106 anniebella
                January 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

                There’s nothing like an ungrateful Nigger is it? Now that “N” isn’t smart enough to understand anything according to them. No disrespect to Ms. Warren, I hope she defeat Scott Brown, but what does these bitches like Katrina and Dowd think becoming a community organizer were all about? It was someone having compassion for the poor and trying to help them in deeds not just words. President Obama could have went and join some law firm or work on Wall St., but he went to try to help those who needed help on the lower side of Chicago. Forgive my language, I do not like to use that “N” word.

          • 107 L3
            January 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

            Hillary ran a terrible campaign and that’s what kept her from possibly winning the White House. There’s a chance that had she won the nomination McCain might not have chosen Palin and as a result he might have won instead of Hillary. I’m sure they never considered that possibility.

          • 108 Obama Grandmama
            January 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

            Prez Obama uses his time and energy for the work of the people while in the WH. He uses his few precious hours leftover from our work with his family instead of wining and dining the Dems and WA elite and the press. They don’t like that. They like the attention of being on the inside. One thing I remember of Clinton’s terms was his selling the WH so to speak. I hated it when people slept in Lincoln’s bedroom as a reward.

    • 109 DreamChaser57
      January 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

      I have wholeheartedly abandoned MSM (Mainstream Media). They have a penchant to gravitate toward the sensational, the divisive, and the derogatory. I have little respect for pundits and these so called “journalists”. PBO is on the front lines every day, all day. For his love of country, he has subjected himself and the people most precious to him in the world, his dear family, to all manner of ignorance. It is easy for people to sit at the back of the room replete with raised voices and flailing arms and spew senseless diatribe, for some that has become their job and their passion. They lack the intelligence, charisma, and intestinal fortitude to be on the front line, so they hurl stones at PBO for daring to be different, for daring to facilitate change, for daring to treat the electorate at large like we matter. These pundits are akin to bitter entitled children, their appetite for self-absorption and validation is insatiable. They hate what does not accommodate their tantrums. They stump their feet loudly, and let their noses run – they want to be appeased, they someone to kiss their boo boos. PBO is all about the people’s business and they loathe him for it. I think challenging such nonsense in public forums is a worthwhile endeavor, however, we must not become consumed by this.

      I am reminded of the Theodore Roosevelt quote:
      “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

      Sweet dreams TOD family!

  21. January 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anxious to accelerate peace moves, top-level U.S. officials have held talks with a representative of an insurgent movement led by a former Afghan prime minister who has been branded a terrorist by Washington, a relative of the rebel leader says.

    Dr. Ghairat Baheer, a representative and son-in-law of longtime Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (Gul-bu-DEEN HEK-mah-tyar), told The Associated Press this week that he had met separately with David Petraeus, former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan who is now CIA director, and had face-to-face discussions earlier this month with U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, currently the top commander in the country.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHAN_TALKS?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=

  22. 116 Ahero62
    January 23, 2012 at 12:18 am

    To hell with this Katrina bitch. Who gives a fu@!k whether Elizabeth Warren’s words are in the SOTU address, no one doubts that PBO can write a good speech any day.

    • January 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Its not that Katrina thinks he can’t write a good speech its that she seems to think that he doesn’t know or didn’t know until now that income inequality was a problem. That he can’t possibly have enough empathy to see how this country is hurting or the courage to talk about it. Pres.Obama has been talking about fairness for years why is Warren getting credit for it?

      Don’t get me wrong. I have no problems with Warren. None at all.

      • January 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

        OWS and the PL are pissed because they think the President stole their message!

      • January 23, 2012 at 12:51 am

        She seems to be overlooking the fact that PBO lived in Indonesia as a youth and then worked in the South Side of Chicago. He totally gets what income inequality looks like.

      • 121 FiredUpInCA
        January 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

        Do any of these people remember a guy named Joe the Plumber? Do they remember how the media began reading the last rites on the candidacy of the young senator from Illinois when had this conversation with Joe way back in October 2008?:

        “JOE WURZELBACHER, PLUMBER: Your new tax plan is going tax me more, isn’t it?

        OBAMA: It’s not that I want to punish your success; I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you that they’ve got a chance to success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

        – Fox

        I have had it with the collective, selective amnesia of people who should know better (the PL) and people who know everything there is no know about every damn thing and can’t learn a thing from anybody (the Occupiers). It’s grow up time. Obama is not the enemy. Wealth inequality is. Mic checking, drum circles and tent dwelling isn’t the remedy, legislation is.

        I have seen this arrogant ignorance before. The Occupiers and the professionally disgruntled, are a mirror image of the willfully ignorance present in the Tea Partiers, who threw their first tax protest on April 15, 2009, the day of the largest middle class tax break in American history.

        Look at this fascinating deliberate amnesia.

        The Huffington Post wrote this headline about Larry Summers on Nov. 16, 2008 when they thought he was in the running for Treasury.

        “Potential Obama Treasury Secretary: Income Inequality A Crisis”

        They declared that on November 16, 2008.

        Now here’s the same rag on November 28, 2011.

        “Larry Summers Denounces Inequality — But Why?”

        “Why is Larry Summers suddenly so worried about inequality?…” So begins the snarky piece of crap article that passes for feet-to-the-fire journalism at HP.

        I’m over it. I’m over supposedly very informed, very educated Occupies who don’t know basic crap, like who is one their side and who isn’t.

        And I’m over the feigned theatrics of rag mongers like Huffington Post.

        This administration led on this issue way before AdBusters created Occupy.

        • 123 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          January 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

          Dear FiredUp,

          Was there the day ‘Joe the Plumber’ emerged … your totally RIGHTEOUS assessment is a missive of beauty and truth.

          Thank you.

          Yes We Can … DO More Together – We Must!

          • 124 Ladyhawke
            January 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

            If the mainstream media just did their job and reported the facts we all would benefit. The many accomplishments of President Obama and his administration should be common knowledge. But that media firewall filters out the good and focuses like a laser of the bad. The screaming snarky headlines with lazy reporting is doing a disservice to the American people. I can’t post these principles of journalism enough. Maybe it will eventually sink in with some in the media. The truth tellers must prevail.

            PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM

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

            1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth

            Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Journalism does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but it can–and must–pursue it in a practical sense. This “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts. Then journalists try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, valid for now, subject to further investigation. Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information. Even in a world of expanding voices, accuracy is the foundation upon which everything else is built–context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The truth, over time, emerges from this forum. As citizens encounter an ever greater flow of data, they have more need–not less–for identifiable sources dedicated to verifying that information and putting it in context.

            2. Its first loyalty is to citizens

            While news organizations answer to many constituencies, including advertisers and shareholders, the journalists in those organizations must maintain allegiance to citizens and the larger public interest above any other if they are to provide the news without fear or favor. This commitment to citizens first is the basis of a news organization’s credibility, the implied covenant that tells the audience the coverage is not slanted for friends or advertisers. Commitment to citizens also means journalism should present a representative picture of all constituent groups in society. Ignoring certain citizens has the effect of disenfranchising them. The theory underlying the modern news industry has been the belief that credibility builds a broad and loyal audience, and that economic success follows in turn. In that regard, the business people in a news organization also must nurture–not exploit–their allegiance to the audience ahead of other considerations.

            More principles here….

            http://www.journalism.org/resources/principles

      • 126 anniebella
        January 23, 2012 at 5:04 am

        It’s a women’s club, who think the black man stop the first woman from becoming President and they are mad as hell. They are Hillary Clinton supporters who never gotten over it, never will.

  23. January 23, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Saw this on twitter. Haven’t read it but I’m leaving it for those who come by here late or early morning/after (depending on your time zone)

    “THE POLITICAL SCENE

    The Obama Memos

    The making of a post-post-partisan Presidency.
    by Ryan Lizza
    JANUARY 30, 2012”

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/30/120130fa_fact_lizza?printable=true

    • 128 susanne
      January 23, 2012 at 3:43 am

      yikes–it’s really long. my eyes got bleary so i jumped to the end. their conclusion is basically that pbo got a lot done in spite of the repugs, but maybe could have done more if he’d not tried so hard to build consensus with them; the upshot of his efforts at bridge building being they’re more entrenched than ever. mind you, that’s just from spot reading, so i undoubtedly missed important points.

      what i didn’t see was any inkling that maybe pbo’s dance with the repugs was strategic, and part of a longer game. he’s exposed them utterly as self-serving, back-stabbing, small minded, and untenable. well, they exposed themselves, of course.

      can pbo be that smart? i think so–but i also think he would have liked to usher in an era of ‘post-partisan politics’–meaning cooperation in governing. failing that, well, he can just wipe the floor with them. would it be ‘post partisan’ if one of the parties got tossed out with the mop water?

      • January 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

        Suzanne–It WAS strategic. PBO HAD to show them for what they were in order to make it clear that it was Congress, not the Presidency, putting a drag on the economy. That enables him to run against Congress without seeming like an angry man. He can rightfully say–I tried, but Congress didn’t care about the American people enough to cooperate. They were too busy being ideologues. Sure he would have liked to have a cooperative Congress–who wouldn’t. But our president is a realist and has made the best of a bad situation.

      • 130 prettyfoot58
        January 23, 2012 at 8:21 am

        i find it fascinating that the President is criticized for trying to work with people who think differently then he does….for trying to find common ground and consensus…..for having the capacity to think outside of the box and to actually listen to the other side…

        instead of blaming the entrenchment of the Republican Party….that wanted his Presidentcy to fail…even at the expense of the country…they blame the President for trying too hard….

        This blows me away…

        but i say….

        Pressssssssssss ON!!!

  24. 131 Ahero62
    January 23, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Oh no gobrooklyn, I didn’t mean to imply that you have a problem with Warren, sorry if it read that way! For someone to think that PBO does not have empathy they must be living in a different planet. PBO worked in the south side of Chicago helping the 99%!

  25. January 23, 2012 at 1:13 am

    From Nate Silver – for Florida http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/fivethirtyeight/primaries/florida

    FLORIDA PRIMARY PROJECTIONS — CANDIDATE PROJECTED VOTE RANGE/ CHANCE OF WINNING

    Newt Gingrich
    37.6% Vote range →18-53 66%

    Mitt Romney
    30.0% 1247 32%

    Ron Paul
    15.2% 428 1%

    Rick Santorum
    13.2% 326 1%

    • 134 Britt
      January 23, 2012 at 1:19 am

      I don’t understand how Newt can be leading in Florida, since Bill Burton implied yesterday that he def won’t win there due to the absentee ballots that already went out and have been sent back.

      • 135 Britt
        January 23, 2012 at 1:20 am

        Other political heads said the same thing, that it will be hard for Newt to win there, due to the absentee ballots issue. If he ends up winning there I will be shocked and happy, I want this to go deep into the Spring.

      • 136 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        January 23, 2012 at 1:47 am

        Burton is on his knees praying …. nuff said 🙂

      • January 23, 2012 at 1:55 am

        I don’t know either. PPP put out a poll last night that said Newt and Romney were neck and neck in Florida.

        I’m just going to sit back and watch. No predictions from me.

      • 138 donna dem 4 obama
        January 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

        Let me try and explain….

        Early voting started in FL when Romney was leading national. Those early voters apparently cast their votes for Romney in overwhelming numbers. Now the tide has turned and Newton LeRoy has the momentum so those being polled like Newt. This same occurrence happened to then Senator Obama in the California primary in 2008. Early voting started in CA before the Iowa Caucus of that year. Hillary was leading in a lot of states including CA before that caucus. Then we won the Iowa caucus and the momentum switched to Senator Obama once people saw that he could win in a state like Iowa. The polls leading up to Super Tuesday (where the CA primary took place) had Mr. Obama leading in most all of the polls but he loss the primary because of all those “early votes” that Hillary got when the country thought she was the presumptive democratic nominee. This same thing is happening in FL. Mitt won the “early voters” and Newt is winning the late voters. The pundits are saying that because Mitt has soooo many early votes banked that he probably cannot lose FL regardless of the late polls.

        • 139 donna dem 4 obama
          January 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

          BTW this is how we won so many states in the General Election. It is also why the Repubs are trying to cut down in various states on the number of days that voting will take place this year. After the CA incident I followed early voting quite a bit in the 2008 election.

          A little known fact…

          Did you know that President Obama actually lost the state of Ohio on election day? He had banked so many early votes that he practically guaranteed himself a win on election day. The Repubs are very good election day voters. Dems do better when they have multiple days to cast their vote. He knew this and capitalized on it.

          The Repubs beat us on election day in Ohio by 100K votes but we had already banked 300K votes. This is why as soon as the polls closed on election night in Ohio the networks were able to call that state for the President.

  26. 141 auni
    January 23, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Just read the New Yorker piece, Obama Memos, that gobrooklyn left. Good Lord, being President Obama is a hard job!!! I think I would get so discouraged with working that hard, all the time knowing that whatever I do will be misrepresented. So much information in there–will read it again tomorrow when I’m really awake. God bless this President–his mistake was thinking that Republicans would be men of honor.

  27. January 23, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Large tornado on the ground in Alabama.

    Here we go again! God help them!

    • 143 57andFemale
      January 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

      I’m in Chicago and we had a thunderstorm last night. We adopted a 7 year old yorkie a few months ago and she went absolutely crazy with fear with the thunder.

      When I think she spent 7 years as a breeder in a puppy mill — the horrible life she had. It’s astounding how well she’s doing — except for the thunder…….

    • 144 anniebella
      January 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

      No according to Newt and the Republicans these people in Alabama don’t need any help. They don’t need big Government.

  28. 145 Linda
    January 23, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Good Morning

    Ryan Lizza is going to be on Morning Junk.

    • January 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

      I just read his article in the New Yorker. Apart from the fact that includes an error (that we withdrew from Afghanistan – huh?), it’s another one of those articles that is glass half-empty, half-full. He outlines the immense difficulties PBO and his team faced the first three years, the unrelenting growth of the influence of RW extremism and some of the compromises PBO felt he had to make. The RW and PL who read this will of course see weakness. In reality, it’s about a complexity in many ways beyond our comprehension. It’s about the reality of how razor thin some of our victories have been. Not a great article but one worth reading if you need a taste of what it’s like to be President. Here’s an important paragraph that appears early in the essay:

      Two well-known Washington political analysts, Thomas Mann, of the bipartisan Brookings Institution, and Norman Ornstein, of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, agree. In a forthcoming book about Washington dysfunction, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks,” they write, “One of our two major parties, the Republicans, has become an insurgent outlier—ideologically extreme, contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime, scornful of compromise, unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”

      There are couple of other key points about the struggles of the economic team and the impossibility of winning major victories. It ends with the impressive legislative achievements PBO was able to get done.

      • January 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

        My question here would be, Will the conservatives, like Ornstein, who recognize and admit that Repubs are completely off the rails go in a voting booth in November and still vote for a Repub? Only time and the election results will tell.

  29. 148 halo
    January 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

    OMG HAROLD FORD IDIOT JUST SAID THAT THE LONGER THE GOP RACE GOES ON IT WILL HELP THE GOP! WTF

  30. 155 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 23, 2012 at 8:10 am

    LOVE THE VIDEO….BIRDS OF A FEATHER…ROMNEY AND THE KOCH BROS. STASHING TOGETHER. PLUS..I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE ON USE OF LANGUAGE HERE. LET’S USE THE VERBAGE THAT PBO WOULD CHOOSE…PLEASE! I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE ‘O’ INSTRUCTIONS DURING THE CAMPAIGN…WE MUST STAY ABOVE THE INCESSANT NASTY VERBAGE DISPLAYED BY THE GOP…WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT! JUST A REMINDER!…:)

  31. 156 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

    IT’S REALLY WARM HERE TODAY IN INDY…HAD LOTS OF ROLLING THUNDERSTORMS LAST NIGHT…THE ANGELS WERE BOWLING! HAVE A QUESTION…HAVE A FRIEND WHO WANTS TO VISIT FROM KENYA…DOESN ANYONE KNOW WHERE SHE GOES THERE ‘EXACTLY’ TO APPLY FOR HER VISA.??????

    • 157 Pamela
      January 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Us Emassy

      • 158 Pamela
        January 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Oh dear, it s early..US Embassy. Sometimes travel agencies can help, sometimes you can get a visa online, depending on the country.

      • 159 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        January 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

        THANK YOU PAMELA…SHE IS SO SPECIAL AND IS IN NURSING SCHOOL THERE. SHE WAS HERE BEFORE AT RILEY FOR HEART SURGERY THRU CHURCH SPONSORSHIP. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HER COME AND VISIT WITH ME…SHE IS PRICELESS!

  32. 160 hopefruit2
    January 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • 162 Ladyhawke
      January 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Exactly. President Obama is making government cool again and the Republican Party is freaking out. That’s why they didn’t want him to govern. The last thing they wanted was for the American people to see that an efficient running government can be a positive force in their lives.

      In spite of the GOP filibustering, obstructing and hostage taking, President Obama and his team have been methodically making sweeping changes in government operations (UNDER THE RADAR). And many of those projects and initiatives are finally seeing the light of day. The transformation of the government has been underway from the beginning. It’s a thing of beauty. This is so exciting. I can’t wait for the SOTU.

      • 163 desertflower
        January 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

        Exactly! What a week for me…SOTU tomorrow and then seeing PBO on Wednesday with my FIRST TIME VOTER son! The Republicans biggest fear has come to fruition. Sucks to be them.

        • 164 Ladyhawke
          January 23, 2012 at 9:01 am

          df, that is so cool that you will be able to see President Obama on Wednesday with your first time voter son. Of course, your TOD family will want complete play by play details.

          I got to see President Obama in person once during the 2010 midterms. I waited in the cold with my daughter for over four hours and it was worth every minute. The excitement waiting for him to come on stage was just overwhelming. And when when he was finally introduced, I cried like a baby. I could not believe I was actually seeing him with my own eyes. It was an absolutely thrilling experience. It was electric.

          • 165 desertflower
            January 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

            🙂 That will be me! I cry for everything anyway….I know that the emotion of it all will just overwhelm me! Now if I could only find out WHERE HE’S SPEAKING, it would be great! Should I be there 4 hours ahead of time?????

            • 166 Ladyhawke
              January 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

              Getting there four hours before the event started was self imposed. But it made a big difference because we were near the front of the line and got very good seats. Believe it or not, there were lots of people ahead of us. It took quit some time for the crowd to get through the secret service screening and enter the building. There were restrictions about what you could take into the auditorium. Once you get the time and place for the event I would say get there as early as you can before the start time. I am wondering if the event is inside or outside. Four hours ahead of time maybe excessive. But I do remember some people being disappointed because they arrived late and they had reached the limit for attendees. I’m really looking forward to your updates.

            • 167 SUE DUVALL SMITH
              January 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

              I SAW HIM FROM A DISTANCE AT THE INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS…IF I SAW HIM IN PERSON…I WOULD BE ON THE FLOOR! IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? I NEVER FILL OUT THOSE DINE W/ PBO THINGS…MY GOSH NO…I WOULD HAVE A PANIC ATTACK AND SPIT OUT MY PEAS!

            • 168 donna dem 4 obama
              January 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

              It depends on “where” he is speaking. If its a small venue like a high auditorium then yes you should get there 4 hours ahead of time because once that place fills up they cut the line off. It’s interesting that there they haven’t released any info on where he will be by now. I hope for your sake it’s not a “closed” event.

      • 169 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        January 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

        ME EITHER..I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT AND PBO KNOWS WE WILL ALL BE SURROUNDING OUR FLATSCREENS ROOTING HIM ON AND CHEERING…I CRY TOO SOMETIMES! WHAT A WONDERFULLY COMPASSIONATE PBO WE HAVE!

  33. 170 hopefruit2
    January 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Okay, why do I feel that this sudden Gingrich surge is an attempt to take the focus off Romney and his hideous taxes scenario? Gingrich won’t be the nominee, even if he’s double digits ahead of Romney in Florida. Romney’s behavior suggests that he already knows that the fix is in for him to be the nominee despite these so-called Gingrich surges. Outside of superpac ads, Romney never directly attacks Gingrich but goes after Obama in all his speeches. Ditto for Gingrich. No wonder the Obama camp is not falling for all the GOP shenanigans of “who’s up now -who’s down now” and keeps the focus fairly and squarely on Willard.

    And Romney releases 1.5 years of returns and it’s just fine by Newt and the tax return issue should be now be “set aside?” Nah. I’m not buying it. Romney needs to release ALL his returns when he was at Bain Capital, and the last 6 returns if he’s going to run on a platform of successful businessman. And because Newt says that 1.5 years is acceptable and clears Romney – no it doesn’t. An ethics-challenged grump who shops at Tiffany’s doesn’t get to tell voters when and how they should be satisfied from lying Willard’s selective dripping out of relevant information.

    • 171 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

      DESPITE ALL CIRCUMSTANCES IN QUESTION…DO NOT TAKE THE RACIST-T VOTERS FOR GRANTED. REMEMBER…WE HAVE THOSE WHO ARE OUT TO GET PBO AND DEGRADE HIM…AND THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET THERE. OR…THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUGS. WILL FIND ANOTHER WAY…THEY KNOW MITTENS CAN’T STAND AGAINST PBO…HE CAN’T FIND HIS WAY TO A PLATFORM NOW WITHOUT WIGGLING LIKE A WORM ON A HOT ROCK!…OF COURSE..NONE OF THESE WORMS CAN WIN!

      • January 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

        Sometimes I wonder what is more Important to the GOP voters? To embarrass the President or to beat him?

        • 173 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          January 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

          LOL…:) THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO DO EITHER!…NEVER!…NOTTA!…NO WAY! HOWEVER…KEEP IN MIND THAT A HATEFUL AND SHALLOW INDIVIDUAL WILL CORRAL THE HATE GROUP VOTE! WE HAVE ALOT OF HATERS OUT THERE! THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT ANYWAY! WE HAVE A SUPER PRESIDENT WHO HAS BROUGHT HIS COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE…HIS VALUES TO AMERICA…THEN WE HAVE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DISGUSTING SANDWICH…THE GREED RIDDEN,POWER HUNGRY,RACIST AND SELF-CONSUMED EQUIPPED W/ A DOG EAT DOG …EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF ATTITUDE! OUR SOCIETY IS A DISGUSTING CESSPOOL DINING ON THE POOR AND THE MIDDLE CLASS!

    • 174 Lovepolitics2008
      January 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

      I think Gingrich has something to hide. He released his returns only for 2011 and 2010 I think. And he is satisfied with what Romney released ? Why doesn’t he push for more ?

  34. January 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Google and YouTube are offering users a chance to “hang out” with President Obama, via an interview next week.

    On Jan. 30, a week from today, Obama will answer questions submitted by YouTube uses in an interview to be live-streamed, Google said in announcing what it calls a Google+ Hangout.

    “Today through January 28, people can submit video or text questions to the White House YouTube channel, and vote on their favorites,” said the statement from Google.

    “President Obama will respond to a selection of top-voted YouTube questions during the interview, and several participants will be invited to join the President in the Google+ Hangout live,” the statement said.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/01/google-to-hang-out-with-obama/1?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=373938

    • 176 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…I’D STILL PASS OUT IN MY CHAIR!…LOL!..:)

    • 177 donna dem 4 obama
      January 23, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Great use of the digital media but I guess we should brace ourselves for a whole bunch of “why don’t you make pot legal” questions. 😉

  35. January 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    We see what you’re doing there:

    Fox To Launch Spanish Language TV Network MundoFox This Fall

    http://dlvr.it/16lWlg

    • January 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

      To scare the Hispanic population, before the election.
      Subliminal messages, don’t vote for Obama!
      Seriously!

      • 180 desertflower
        January 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

        Unfortunately, or fortunately…it won’t work. The R’s already stated, many times, what they think of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the US…THEY CAN HEAR!

      • 181 Lovepolitics2008
        January 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

        Not subliminal, Jovie. Obama bashing 24/7. The GOP knows very well that demographics are changing and they need the hispanic vote.

        Clever strategy I have to say.

    • 182 halo
      January 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Wow. I knew Roger Ailes was cynical. Just didn’t know how cynical.

    • 184 donna dem 4 obama
      January 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

      He sums it up brilliantly:

      “He is a candidate of talk-show hosts and local activists — and of course of Rick Perry and Sarah Palin — but not of those who know him best and have worked with him most closely. Gingrich may raise more money after his South Carolina win. But prediction: Romney will raise even more, among the great national network of Republicans who recognize that to nominate Gingrich is to commit party suicide.”

  36. 186 MoObama
    January 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Saul AlinskyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Saul Alinsky

    Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing, and has been compared to Thomas Paine as being “one of the great American leaders of the nonsocialist left.”[4] He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals.

    In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism, but also gained praise from many public figures. His organizing skills were focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across North America. In the 1950s, he began turning his attention to improving conditions of the African American ghettos, beginning with Chicago’s and later traveling to other ghettos in California, Michigan, New York City, and a dozen other “trouble spots”.

    His ideas were later adapted by some U.S. college students and other young organizers in the late 1960s and formed part of their strategies for organizing on campus and beyond.[5] Time magazine once wrote that “American democracy is being altered by Alinsky’s ideas,” and conservative author William F. Buckley said he was “very close to being an organizational genius.”[4]

  37. 192 desertflower
    January 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Income Inequality anyone?? Look at this. STUNNING! http://taxes.about.com/od/Federal-Income-Taxes/qt/Tax-Rates-For-The-2012-Tax-Year.htm

    What this says, is that Mitt Romney pays the SAME TAXES as someone making a measly $8700/yr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That should both enrage and drive home the point of the massive income inequality in this country! Holy shit. We wouldn’t have to THINK about deficit reduction if this was taken care of!

  38. January 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

    EU just banned Iranian oil.

  39. January 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Rasmussen: Gingrich By Nine In Florida

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has moved to the front of the pack in a new poll of Florida by Rasmussen, which echoes numbers that dropped last night from InsiderAdvantage showing a Newt lead. Gingrich gets 41 percent in the new survey, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gets 32 and his campaign is floundering after a big loss in the South Carolina primary. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum sees 11 percent and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) gets 8.

    Our TPM Poll Average now shows Gingrich with a seven point lead in Florida.

    The new numbers show that the electability argument, the centerpiece of the Romney candidacy, is starting to be one by Gingrich in some polls. From Rasmussen:

    Throughout the GOP race, Romney has always benefited from the perception that he was the strongest general election candidate in the field. However, among Florida voters at the moment, that is no longer the case. Forty-two percent (42%) now believe Gingrich would be the strongest candidate against Obama, while 39% say the same of Romney. At the other extreme, 64% see Ron Paul as the weakest potential candidate against Obama.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/4518

  40. 202 desertflower
    January 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Mitten’s gets feisty! Romney: ‘Let’s See’ What Gingrich Did For Freddie Mac
    Mitt Romney, continuing his call for Newt Gingrich to release his contract with Freddie Mac, questioned the former House Speaker’s role as a “historian” for the mortgage lender.

    “You don’t pay someone $1.7 million just to write their history,” Romney said.

    • January 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

      And he is calling him a failed leader! Hmmmm!

    • 204 collegekay
      January 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Seems Mittens has been re-programmed to attack Noot instead of PBO.

      • 205 Ladyhawke
        January 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

        That’s been his problem all along. He was cocky. He was acting like the nomination was a done deal. He should have been going after his opponents instead of making up lies about President Obama. Now he’s playing catch up. It’s pathetic.

      • January 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

        “Noot” ought to hit back by reminding Floridians about Mitten’s comment about letting the foreclosures hit bottom. FL. has been particularly hard hid by the housing crisis. Mitten’s glass jaw will be all over the debate floor.

  41. 207 desertflower
    January 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-01-19/could-newt-gingrichs-ties-to-freddie-mac-come-back-to-haunt-him/

    In a fascinating look at Gingrich’s role at Freddie Mac, the Huffington Post reports that:

    During this period, President George W. Bush was promoting a platform to expand the conservative base dubbed the “Ownership Society,” an effort that Jackie Colmes of the Wall Street Journal noted, at the time, was related to Gingrich’s long efforts to promote home ownership. Bush and Republican political strategists hoped to use home ownership to convert more middle-class and low-income voters into consistent Republicans. Owning a home, after all, comes with a host of tax liabilities — most notably property taxes and capital gains, if the home is sold. Making more voters wary of such tax rates would likely help enlist them in the conservative cause.

    • 208 Ladyhawke
      January 23, 2012 at 10:29 am

      That article is absolutely devastating for Newt Gingrich. And on top of that. he wants to repeal Dodd-Frank. Imagine that? Is the curtain finally being pulled back on Noot? There is a plethora of ugly behavior that needs to see the light of day. He is the master of “Look At That Shiny Object”. Noot is full of pious baloney.

  42. 209 EDP4BHO
    January 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Good morning TOD. I’m home with a nasty cold today, so I get to listen to radio a bit more. Several things caught my attention. In financial news, all are pointing to increased consumer confidence, companies a bit more assured yet hesitant to hire still, real estate about to pick up, stocks doing increasingly better- econonmy overall growing. During my favorite morning daily program, a very helpful financial adviser feels, though, that the house will stay rethug, and the senate will probably go the same way, but I noticed he didn’t say the presidency would change. He’s a rethug himself, so I would expect he “hopes” those odds are in his favor. So what do any of you think about the upcoming election results as pertains to the congress?

    • 210 collegekay
      January 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Good morning and I hope you feel better!

      I pretty much agree with his assessment. I think Dems will gain some seats in the House put Republicans will keep control. Also, I think the Senate will flip to the Repubs only because there are more Dem seats up than Repubs. And of course PBO will keep the WH.

      I hope I’m wrong! It would be great if we could get the House back, although I think we’ll lose the Senate.

      • 211 CTGirl
        January 23, 2012 at 10:33 am

        So we should look forward to 4+ more years of getting nothing done 😦 I hope we at least hold the WH and Senate to hold the crazy at bay.

      • January 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

        Me thinks the race to watch in the senate is Liz Warren.
        We win that seat the senate will be 50-50.

      • 214 prettyfoot58
        January 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

        I hope for the country’s sake this assessment does not pan out…because if the Congress is veto proof….things will be a disaster…

        on a more positive note…

        i have heard Nancy Pelosi speak on their strategy to put more dems in the house….i need to look closer at that…

        but on an even more positive note…

        In Montgomery County….a suburb of Philadelphia…..which is strong in Republicanism…..The Dems were able to get not one but two City Commissioners…..something that has not happened in 100 yrs….it was a BFD……the DEMS now contol that panel…

        how was this done….

        folks from Phila….along with those in Mont county…went door to door….talked to everyone….cause believe me it was not just DEMS who voted for the Democratic candidates….

        sooooooooo…i will say…..

        if we work hard….

        we can turn this around!!!!!!

        Pressssssssssssssss ON!

    • 215 Bill
      January 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

      EDP, financial advisors love to give the impression they can predict the future but are notoriously bad at it. If they could predict the future they would not be on the radio giving their predictions for free.They never show their track records. My opinion is that it is entirely too early to predict the Congressional races. So much can and will happen. The unknown Republican presidential ticket should be a big factor.

      • 216 EDP4BHO
        January 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

        I’m more apt to agree with you Bill. Of course, if there are good enough Dems to run those races, and more importantly, IF Dems get out the vote and stop maiming each other, we may be fortunate to stem the tide of obstructionism and give PBO a congress he can do something with. Otherwise, a lot of his agenda well may be truncated in the end.

  43. January 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

    so how is newtmentum going guyz ?

  44. January 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Lol! Rand Paul has been arrested by TSA.
    TSA? Ironic, isn’t it?


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