129 Responses to “altogether now…..”

  1. January 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    The good news keeps coming in. The economy continues to show improvement, the Republicans are showing their hypocrisy and untruthfulness to a degree never witnessed in the wild before, and the President’s favorability numbers keep going up. This must be good news for John McCain, right?

  2. 9 GGail
    January 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I smile every time I see him tilt his head – so cute!
    Duet! Marvelous!!

  3. 10 Ladyhawke
    January 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Love the duet remix. The head tilt is too darn cute.

  4. January 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Fabuous remix and yes, count me in, the head tilt never fails to charm me all over again.

  5. January 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    a remix…you know you folks need to stop…this is hilarious.

  6. 14 Dudette
    January 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Sweet!! 🙂

    By the way, Tom Joyner Morning Show played a new jingle with this mixed with what sounds like a Jay-Z rap about participating in the election. I sure hope they make that available for people to download.

  7. January 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Nice but I want to hear the recording by the House Democrats. I want to hear what they gave to the President.

  8. January 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Delusions Of Obama The Idiot

    …It’s amazing that the GOP has somehow convinced itself that Obama is some kind of beguiling intellectual lightweight. I fully expect him to take Mitt Romney apart in the debates…

    • 21 Dudette
      January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I’m with you. Let ’em keep underestimating him at their own peril.

    • 24 Pamela
      January 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Self-projection. They can only see him as they themselves are! Well, except they are not at all beguiling, more like repulsive!

      • January 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

        Puffed up in their own conceit they are, every single one of them who seeks the limelight! They’ve inbred their ideas, patted each other on the back, strutted around and felt (politically) entitled for soooo long that they believe fully in their own hype – remember The Emperor’s New Cothes? Somewhat saner Republicans (ex. Powell, Rice, Sr. Bush, Robert Gates etc) know enough to keep quiet and keep a low profile unless they have something to contribute to the dialogue or are asked. I do believe PBO, with his laid-back yet purposeful approach, AND THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS are going to shock them again in November! 😆 😆 Oh the thought is sweet. I can’t wait!

    • 26 Lorraine
      January 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      In the words of President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s intelligent son, Ron when asked by Chris Matthews what would President Obama do to flip flop Romney in the debates, he said; “he will destroy him.”

    • January 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Barack Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School, but, of course, because he’s Black, he got the ‘ Black degree done in crayon’.

      He’s a Black man who was elected PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. That he’s smarter than all those mofos put together should be an obvious given.

  9. 32 CTGirl
    January 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Al Green must be loving our POTUS! His song climbed the charts, is now a big part of the Lays commerical and he has been introduced to a new generation — got to love it! 🙂

  10. January 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Guys, Cute video. He does have competition though as Rombot belted out America the Beautiful for a crowd yesterday. Truly horrifying to see that first thing in the morning like I did!! Truly awful to listen to him with his hateful self! He needs to quit trying to do everything the President does. Just not going to happen for him!

  11. 53 yardarm756
    January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Since we’re doin the music thing this is a toe tapper. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd9xU8cw1JE

  12. January 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Love the remix. I wish PBO would have sung a little more. I have save it for a ringtone but have not figured out how to get it onto my Blackberry yet.

  13. January 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Just heard on Ed’s show that the teachers in York, PA are voting today on whether to re-open their contract in order to vote on taking a 4% pay cut. …….school day on Wednesday’s will be shortened, no art, music, etc. etc. Seems the R governor is moving lots of education funds to charter schools. Ed has John Nichols on. He said that last year sometime there was a big meeting in DC, sponsored by the American Education ?????? something. Don’t remember what John said……just that he said, “It sounds good, but believe me, it isn’t.” The two main speakers at this conference were Scott Walker and Tom Corbett because they are the two point men for privatizing education. This is CRAZY SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We have dear, dear friends who live in York. I have texted her but no answer yet.

    • 60 JoJothecat
      January 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Why would these people vote “R” is beyond me….I hope people are paying attention and will work hard to never vote an “R” for Gov, Sec. State. and keep a Dem majority in the legislature if they want to be treated fairly. That goes for President, House and Senate.

      • January 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        Beyond me, too. Uninformed or misinformed. 😦

      • 62 Puddin'
        January 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        Remember per Ed Schultz and other folks (the summer of 2010), a lot of people stayed home and didn’t vote to teach President Obama a lesson…this ensured to those “R” victories!

      • 64 FiredUpInCA
        January 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        My thing is, when you hear Romney and other prominent Americans wax nostalgic about taking their country back and restoring a mythical America of yesteryear, look what happens when they get in power. Why is their vision of America so impoverished, cramped and diminished? This is not how they grew up, yet they insist that this must be the new normal. And they have millions of Americans, including sadly millions of seniors who showed up disproportionately in 2010, who agree that a new diminished, austere America must be our future. It is bizarre and thankfully millions of Americans I believe will wake up and reject the future they have envisioned for us.

        • 65 Betsy
          January 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

          Not only that, but they subject our kids to that narrow vision. What have our children to look forward to, pray tell, under a Republican administration? It’s an awful vision, so distorted, and makes me so angry that 46% of this country actually likes that vision!! What are they smoking, I wonder?

  14. January 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I signed in after shoveling the driveway and grocery shopping, saw the video and thought, ‘OOH BOOOY! The natives are going to be wild! ;lol: 😆 😆

  15. January 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • January 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    • January 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      I was just about to post this. The wonderful thing is that he’s just going to be sitting on this pile of cash while the GOP tears itself apart, and then he’ll unleash hell on them.

      • 70 hopefruit2
        January 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Dear MSM, Can we see the comparable data for Robney? I would like to know how much of his campaign bounty came from individual donors < $250. How many new small donors did he have? Or is it top secret? Does OWS know or care to know about this?

        Let's hear it, MSM.

  16. 71 Ladyhawke
    January 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    USA! Industrial Companies Are Confident In Obama And The Economy


    In a shot across the bow of the Republicans’ attempt to deem President Obama ineffective, US industrial companies have increased confidence in the US economy.
    So much for the conservative talking point that the Obama Administration is bad for domestic oil producers.

    All in all, the world’s industrial leaders have growing confidence in America, in spite of Republicans stiff arming the President at every step of the way.

    But as the CEO of Caterpillar said, all of this good economic news and progress could grind to a halt if Republicans get their way and restrict spending, move toward austerity, and essentially become like Ireland and England, back into a recession.



    • January 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I am so glad to see this. I have been wondering why many companies have not come out in support of our President after their companies have turned around. I would think they would not want to go back to 2008 and the GOP policies.

  17. January 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Trouble ahead for Romney?

    Mitt Romney’s headed for a big victory in Florida today but new PPP polls in Missouri and Ohio find the road ahead might be a little bit tougher for him, especially if Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum drops out of the race and leaves a single conservative alternative.

    Rick Santorum is leading the way for next week’s ‘beauty contest’ primary in Missouri with 45% to 34% for Romney, and 13% for Ron Paul. Newt Gingrich is not on the ballot for that, but he will be in the picture for Missouri’s caucus and leads the way for that with 30% to 28% for Santorum, 24% for Romney, and 11% for Paul.

    In Ohio Gingrich is at 26% to 25% for Romney, 22% for Santorum, and 11% for Paul.

    What might be most interesting in both states is what happens in a head to head between Romney and either Gingrich or Santorum:

    -In Missouri Santorum leads Romney 50-37 and in Ohio Santorum leads 45-38.

    -In Missouri Gingrich leads Romney 43-42 and in Ohio Gingrich leads 42-39.

    Two takeaways from those numbers: if this ever came down to Romney, Paul, and just one out of Gingrich and Santorum, Romney would be in a lot of trouble. And he’d be in more trouble if the single conservative alternative ended up being Santorum.

  18. 79 smoothscotch
    January 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Love the remix. Made me smile on a so-so day
    Thank you!!!

  19. 82 Linda
    January 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The boycott of the CFPB hearing fell apart today when 4 Republicans showed up after they said they would all boycott it.

  20. January 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Africa… May your day be as special as you are 🙂

    If I forgot to thank some of you yesterday…I appreciate all your wonderful comments.
    Chips…Just saying thank you will never repay your kindness…but.. rest assured as a fierce supporter of President Obama will be
    donating much more to his re-election . I will be forever grateful to you dear one:-)

  21. 88 hopefruit2
    January 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to be a passenger in a car with PBO driving. I would be getting tingles up my leg like Tweety.

    • 89 itgurl_29
      January 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Cute story about PBO and cars I remember reading way back during the 2007 primaries. When he was dating Michelle, she stated that he had an old clunker with hole at the foot of the passenger’s side and she’d have to sit with her feet up on the seat and hold down her dresses so the wind didn’t blow them up. LOL. So ladies, just because a guy is driving a hoopty doesn’t mean he ain’t going places!

        January 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm


      • January 31, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Yeah how about that? i read that too, hehehe, ummmmmmmmmmm, but look at me nowwwwwwwwww 🙂

  22. 92 hopefruit2
    January 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    The silly MSNBC poll comparing PBO’s singing to Romney of course is 90% (PBO) vs 10 (Romney). I can tell you right now that the 10% for Romney are his immediate & extended family, and Chuck Todd.

  23. January 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    By Lynn Sweet on January 31, 2012 1:50 PM | No Comments
    TAMPA, FL.–The Obama team raised $68 million in the last quarter of 2011 and
    released its latest list of bundlers on Tuesday–its elite fund-raising corps of people who raised at least $50,000 tapping their networks to get people to donate to a candidate.

    The GOP White House hopefuls have refused to make public their major donors–and front-runner Mitt Romney has an elite finance committee, just as President Barack Obama does.
    The $68 million total comes from money collected for the Obama 2012 re-election campaign based in Chicago and the Democratic National Committee in Washington. The two groups as a practical matter function mainly as one when it comes to fund-raising to re-elect Obama.
    The bundler list, current to Dec. 31, 2011, the latest available is at http://www.barackobama.com/pages/volunteer-fundraisers-Q4
    From the Obama 2012 campaign: “In the 4th quarter of 2011, $68 million were raised to help reelect President Obama. 583,000 donors gave to the campaign in q4, 200,000 of whom had never given before, even in 2008. The average contribution this quarter was $55, and 98 percent of our contributions were $250 or less.”

    How much did Bill Burtons group make?

  24. January 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm


    A Phoenix commission focused on equality issues has voted 13-0 to call for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to step down, and it wants City Council members to take a stand.

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2012/01/30/20120130phoenix-commission-votes-arpaio-resign.html#ixzz1l4M93fFa

  25. January 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Now see, martin Bashir and MSNBC is single handedly attempting to end the Primary today.

  26. 104 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Ok, so here is an “Obama” book that I’d like to read. The President indicated in his letter that the authors “…are highly qualified to discuss “change from the bottom up” and are uniquely positioned to comment on my progress from the 2000 House race to the 2004 Senate race.”

    Obama’s letter of thanks to a grassroots organizer
    By Steven Levingston

    Of Barack Obama, John and Michelle Presta can say, “I knew you when…” And now the president has sent them a gracious thank you note for a book John wrote about the early days of Obama’s meteoric political rise.

    John Presta has now written a book “Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers Did It,” published this month by The Elevator Group. The book gives an early-days view of Obama’s rise and a glimpse into his youthful confidence and determination.


  27. January 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Greetings TOD family

    As I catch up on the postings I make a list of things we can do to help

    Here is my CALL TO ACTION for the day

    1. Contact DWS and send her some love. That woman is working so hard for us, she is the perfect DNC chair and we need to show our support.

    Maybe someone can post her contact info below. Also does anyone have a direct link to the video of her on Morning Joe, the link followed did not have her interview.

    2. If we liked the Jennifer Granholm show and Mellisa Harris-Perry shows we have to compliment them. (if anyone has web adresses or contact info for their show that would be great also.)

    3. Call your Senator if they supported the Keystone Pipeline and complain. If you Senator did not support the bill give them a thanks

  28. January 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Here is a “good news” story we can share

    Affordable Care Act Prevents Excessive Insurance Rate Hikes in 5 States

  29. January 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    New Employment Initiatives for Veterans


    If anyone knows a Vet – this seems like a valuable resource

  30. 111 Ladyhawke
    January 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm


    The RNC is using the Google Hangout to criticize President Obama. They are saying he is out of touch. Somebody needs to explain to me how you can be out of touch when you are making use of state of the art social networking tools and taking questions directly from the public. And showing compassion and a desire to help with job creation?

    Does the RNC realize how utterly stupid they look? They have been sabotaging the economy and obstructing job creation from day one. They have blocked the implementation of the American Jobs Act. The RNC Chairman was getting heat from Republicans and Democrats about his disgusting comments. So I guess this is just please “Look At That Shiny Object”. Don’t focus on the fact that the GOP has done nothing for job creation.

    Obama Offers To Help A Woman’s Husband Find Job And Right-Wing Attacks Him For It (VIDEO)


    Obama was visibly surprised about her husbands predicament and asked the woman to send him her husband’s resume so he could help him find a job.
    Politico asked Wedel about her interaction with the President and she said that she doubted he was telling the truth. She did admit that she was a Republican but didn’t like any of the Republican candidates and may end up voting for Obama, especially if he helps her husband find a job.

    The Republican National Committee was quick to jump on this Q & A and emailed their mailing list, supposedly showing “proof” that Obama is out of touch. After viewing the video, I saw a President who is genuinely concerned for the woman and wants to find out why her husband can’t find a job. I would also be willing to bet that within the month, her husband will have a job, if he exists.



    • 112 Lorraine
      January 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Desperate times, call for desperate measures. The Republican party is at an all-time panic. The only card they have if flip flop is their nominee is the economy not improving. All indicators say the economy is improving and will continue to improve despite the will of the Republicans and flip flop. They will try everything to stop President Obama, won’t work; cause it’s hard to kick against the pricks. They know flip flop is completely out of touch with reality and the American people, so they want to try (and of course they have failed) to make that point with President Obama.

  31. January 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I have created a few pages to use in the upcoming Election. One is a page with photos and cartoons about Romney. I know I have left many off but here is my humble first attempt

    Romney Cartoons / Photos :: Election Toolkit

    If you have another favorite you want to share, post it below.

  32. January 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  33. 116 Ladyhawke
    January 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    C-SPAN3 Live right now…..


    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be making a statement.

  34. January 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    This new mix is so phenomenal and uplifting., Did any of you see Stephen C0lbert’s “Threat Down” last night? He played the clip:. PBO is only a threat because he’s so devastating “adorable” but what this beautiful mix is missing, IMO, is that it doesn’t reach the Al Green “sweet spot”: “Let’s stay together”. Add that and we’ll be well on our way of exciting the base in crazy love for PBO’s re- election..

  35. January 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The problem is everytime the President does one of these media events, to get around the beltway shit, their is always a loaded question or a plant.
    Then, the media focuses on 1 question and sensationalizes it, makes it seem these social media events are epic fail!
    It’s not, but that is what the beltway shit, is trying to accomplish.

    Do you follow?

    • January 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Jovie–The 250,000 who participated know what the truth is and each one of them can help to spread the truth. The beltway creeps can spin all they want to, but our president keeps reaching out and reaching out to millions of people who can see for themselves. Don’t let the beltway media get you down. Discouraging us is their goal; our goal is to defeat them.

    • January 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Jovie, do you remember Joe the Plumber? I kept thinking of him and hoping all the attention being given this woman would not create another Joe the Plumber. Or Jill.

      President Obama has a good heart and means it when he says he wants to hear your story. Joe kept mouthing off and President Obama was patient and thoughtful throughout that ego trip babble from the Plumber. And lo — we had another media personality.

      Personally, I don’t much like a good hearted sincere President Obama being taken advantage of by a woman with a questionable story like an unemployed husband-engineer. Think about it. Three years without a job? A qualified engineer? We’ve had the same problem in the family — in Florida. Alan’s little brother.(Well he was in his late 50s!). He worked in the checkout counters of a Publix until he found a job as an IT man. Time unemployed? Just short of a year.

      I don’t believe that woman. The only question in my mind is whether she’s a volunteering or a bought and paid for plant.

  36. 122 halo
    January 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    “Despite President Obama’s comments Monday night affirming the existence of a widely-reported program of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere, the White House press secretary won’t answer any questions about the program — going so far as to avoid saying the word “drone” during Tuesday’s briefing.

    “He’s the commander in chief,” Carney said. “I’m not going to discuss broadly or specifically supposed covert programs. I would just point you to what he said.”

    After repeated questions, Carney said “I’m going to attempt to forestall any further questions about potentially covert programs.”

    See? It’s not so hard to acknowledge the truth that some things ARE covert and STAY covert as official US policy, no matter what people may think are bad secrets. It wasn’t a “planned” slip up like people were saying this morning. PBO probably talks about it with his advisers and NS team so openly he was a little unguarded in an open forum like yesterday.

  37. 127 lede3957
    January 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I am old enough to be his mother so I can say with a clear conscience, that our President is as cute as a bug in a rug.

  38. 128 Suzette
    January 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    That was so good. I love the remix.

  39. 129 goldendreamer
    January 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Darn you Chips, now I can’t stop hitting replay!!! 😆

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