evening all


Reuters: A surge in hiring in the world’s largest economy last month drove the Nasdaq to an 11-year high on Friday as optimism grew that the labor market is on a steady path to recovery.

The broad-based gains on solid trading volume also sent the Dow Jones industrial average near a four-year high….

The U.S. economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate dropped to nearly a three-year low of 8.3 percent, the government said.

“It is really hard to find something not to like in the jobs report,” said Andrew Goldberg, market strategist at JP Morgan Funds in New York. “There is genuine strength in this report with broad-based jobs creation.”

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President Obama thanks Lt. Jacob Johnson, an Arlington County firefighter and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq, for introducing him at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Virginia

President Barack Obama poses for a picture with people in the audience following his remarks on the Veterans Job Corps at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va., Feb. 3, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


NYT: The comeback from bankruptcy at Chrysler hit a milestone Wednesday when the smallest of the Detroit automakers reported a $183 million profit for last year, its first full year of positive earnings since 2005.

…. Last year’s results show how far Chrysler has come since 2009, when it was taken over by Fiat as part of the bailout engineered by the Obama administration.

Its revenue for the year increased 31 percent to $55 billion, and worldwide sales of its cars and trucks grew 22 percent to 1.85 million vehicles. In the United States, its market share increased to 10.5 percent, up from 9.2 percent a year earlier.

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WMUR: A new poll shows that the improving economy has also raised President Barack Obama’s standing in New Hampshire.

….Obama has seen his job approval rating nearly flip from the last Granite State Poll in October, with 51 percent now saying they like the job the president is doing, compared to 43 percent who don’t. Just 41 percent said they approved in October.

…. Obama’s improved fortunes are also reflected in head-to-head matchups against the Republican field in New Hampshire. In hypothetical matchups, Obama leads Mitt Romney by 10 points, Ron Paul by eight points, and trounces Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum by 25 and 21 points respectively.

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The Week


Robert Shrum: …. So it’s Romney in 2012, despite glaring weaknesses revealed in the primaries, from his animatronic awkwardness to his plutocratic profile. The latter has been a product not just of attacks from his opponents — and the attacks will be unremitting in the general election — but of gaffes that are in reality self-revelations of his actual character and conviction. When he slips the confines of his canned answers, when an off-message moment or question deflects him from toeing his adviser’s carefully formulated tropes, he tends to shift from Ken Doll to Gordon Gekko.

…. For other candidates, the verbal miscue is an episode; for him, it’s an epidemic – offering $10,000 bets, saying foreclosures should run their course, claiming he feared getting a pink slip, explaining that $400,000 isn’t much money, announcing that he likes to fire people. (And at that, Romney has had a lot of practice.) He blithered about releasing his tax returns, then released only two years — and will face intensifying scrutiny about off-shore tax havens and whether he paid any tax, or almost none, in years we haven’t seen, like 2008 and 2009.

….Romney not only looks like the face of the Republican establishment; by his own words and deeds, he has become the face of unfairness in America, a profile in numbness and indifference.

…. What will Mitt Malaprop say next? Stay tuned.

Full article here


Nick Anderson


Steve Benen: Several weeks ago, I launched a Friday afternoon feature, highlighting the most offensive Mitt Romney falsehoods of the week. I was off last week, but let’s get it started again.

1. Romney claimed President Obama “went before the United Nations” and “said nothing about thousands of rockets being rained in on Israel from the Gaza Strip.”

True or false? The claim isn’t even close to being right.

2. Romney said Democrats “passed Dodd-Frank,” which “has made it almost impossible for community banks.”

True or false? He’s has said this before, and it’s still completely untrue.

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305 Responses to “evening all”

  1. February 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks Ms Chips, these are great!

    February 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm


  3. February 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Sue! Holy moly, was I first? Can’t believe that.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm


    • February 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      I love these mini WH movies that show background and events!! Really President Obama and his staff has brought the WH into the 21st century. I also loved the movie on Thurgood Marshall being shown at the WH.

      • 13 L3
        February 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        The article at Politico about the reporters believing the White House thought they were obsolete because of PBO’s participation in the google hangout had a link to a story written last year about why the press corp was down on the White House. I believe it was Ann Compton who derisively referred to these video clips by saying, “I hope the public doesn’t think that’s news. They are glossy videos put together by White House Staff.” So, there you have another reason why they don’t like this White House. It’s funny because they probably would not be interested in covering those kinds of stories anyway, yet they are angry that White House Staff covers them and puts out the videos every week without their help.

        • 14 JoJothecat
          February 4, 2012 at 12:03 am

          Thanks L3….the press corp is useless I am so glad the WH can produce “real” news for the public. I wish they could provide a teevee station for all citizens to see what the president is doing. C-span does not cut it since the real stuff is on cable.

        • 15 anniebella
          February 4, 2012 at 6:13 am

          So that is why the grown ups (the press corp ) acts like children and get mad cause they can’t get their way. That’s why they have become so anti-Obama.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm


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  7. February 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Bonjour, Chips!!!!! {{{{{{heavy French accent and said in a very sing-song voice}}}}} Como se va?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm


    February 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm


  10. 39 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Happy Friday!


      February 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm


    • February 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Bobfr, you are King of Tweets, extremely awesome… please keep up the great work!

    • 44 Ladyhawke
      February 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm


      When I heard John Boehner respond to the jobs report today by saying “WHERE ARE THE JOBS”, all I could think of is the two weeks on one week off schedule that he has created for the DO NOTHING CONGRESS. And of course, we can’t tweet the REPUBLICAN JOB CREATION website enough. Read it and weep. Needless to say, it wouldn’t occur to anyone in the mainstream media to ask John Boehner where are the jobs that the GOP has created. They are so terrified that they might be called liberal by the GOP.



      Shortly after gaining the House of Representatives in 2010 the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment. His exact words were:

      “We’re going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs.”

      The following, therefore, is a chronological list of legislative activities by the GOP beginning 2-10-2011. I’m sorry to report that none, so far, have resulted in a single new job being created in America.



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  13. 48 desertflower
    February 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    http://economyinperspective.com/debt Important little graph to share 🙂

    Again, there is great controversy on the economic impact of the national debt, even as to whether a large national debt is good or bad. Two things are clear, however. First, given an otherwise healthy economy, a smaller debt is probably preferable to a larger one, since it gives more freedom for formulating policy. Second, contrary to modern political rhetoric, Republican administrations generally increase the national debt, while Democratic administrations generally reduce it.

    we knew that:)

  14. 49 57andFemale
    February 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    For the first time last night I heard the full Romney quote on foreclos ures. First of all, he said tbey should be allowed to hit bottom – a lot worse than running their course or the other milder characterizations I hear. The second part is really damning: investors can then come in, , sweep up the properties,fix them up and rent them out.

    Romney cares about profit over everything. He’s a soulless monster.

    • 50 desertflower
      February 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I have always been angered by the fact that when I see reruns of this Romney issue on TV…they NEVER play the last, and in my mind, the most important part of what he said! That being, that the bottom should fall out, and INVESTORS can swoop in and buy them cheaply! WTF? Worry about the middle class. Mitt? Not so much…but he sure has the investors backs!

      • 51 57andFemale
        February 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        Thanks, desertflower. I was horrified when I saw the whole clip. Every alleged leftist pundit should shine a bright light on this.

      • 52 Obama Grandmama
        February 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        That was exactly how Bain operated so that is what Romney thinks is fixing things. No thanks!!!

    • February 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      While in the car tonight they spoke of one university-can’t remember the name – where students are living in beautiful homes that had been foreclosed upon. Apparently they had been bought up then rented to students who were overjoyed with the space etc. One guy, for $400 had the master bedroom and was bragging about his 2 walk-in closets, fancy shower etc; he and his friends were having a ball.

  15. 54 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Tell the Tea Party: The Obamas Represent True Family Values


    • February 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      it’s like he’s addicted to looking like an arse#ole. He just can’t stop. I feel like I want to take him by the shoulders and look deeply into his soul-less, heartless, empty eyes and just say: “Enough. Aren’t you tired? Aren’t you tired of being such a dumbass arse#0!$ ?”

  16. February 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Sue is any of the noise downtown part of a protest?

    Good evening everyone! There is so much good news. Now to go back and read everything.

    • February 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Super Bowl, baby!

      Now, I really have no particular dog in this hunt, but as an ex-New Yorker, I have to root for the Giants. I wish L.A. had an NFL team, if only for the reason that we’d get to host the SB a lot. (Of course, the stadium would have to be built with private funds, not a taxpayer boondoggle. Otherwise I’ll happily live without a team.)

      • 59 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
        February 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        I also don’t have a team I am excited about in this Super Bowl. We are going to watch with some friends and that will be the fun party. I also wish LA had a team. It’s hard to believe that no team has come. My family lives in LA. We grew up with the going to the Dodger games and the Lakers. At the Dodger games we sat up the in highest bleachers and watched Sandy Kofaux and the gang. I loved it. Of course it was $3 for us to go. Oh those were the days.

        • 60 GGail
          February 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

          Another Angeleno here. While we don’t have a LA team, I did read that the Commish is considering to expand to 34 teams so we will get our own fresh new team. He doesn’t want to move a team from a city and bring it here to LA. So if we get a stadium built….a team will come!

          Now on to my pick (drum roll)……Go Giants!

        • 61 JoJothecat
          February 4, 2012 at 12:36 am

          Hi all, another SoCal here and I do not miss professional football in LA. When the greedy owners use their OWN money to fund or improve their stadiums, let them come on…but when the schools can’t be better funded then NO WAY will I tolarate a my tax dollars to go for a stadium that sits empty have of the year so the greedy owners and earn billions of $’s.

      • 62 nathkatun7
        February 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

        Goooooo NY Giants! Even though I am very sad that my SD chargers didn’t make it.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm


  17. 64 desertflower
    February 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Another Republican talking point LIE debunked…


    According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the corporate tax rate is now at its lowest level in 40 years.

    Total corporate federal taxes paid fell to 12.1% of profits earned from activities within the U.S. in fiscal 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That’s the lowest level since at least 1972. And well below the 25.6% companies paid on average from 1987 to 2008.

    Meanwhile, corporate profits are at a 60 year high.

    Poor babies.

  18. 65 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Numerous reports coming in that the Syrian embassies in Cairo, Athens and elsewhere are being attacked and overrun by supporters of Syrians seeking their freedom from Assad.

    • February 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      While I understand the passion and the urgency of the moment, even Syria’s embassies should be fully protected by the host governments. Now, what I wonder is if the embassies are being thrown open by the resident ambassadors. If so, that’s a major crack in the Assad regime.

      • 67 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        February 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        LL, agree.

        Fluid situation, now, in many Syrian embassy locations around the world.

        I assure you that a vast amount is underway, on the ground, between the Turkish border and Damascus that no one is reporting. Twitter, is without doubt, the most open to everyone forum for what is actually happening in Syria, now – way more so than AJ.

        Assad is now slaughtering his people on a scale that Gadaffi attempted. We’ll see tomorrow in the UNSC just how much influence Russia and China still have. I suspect we will be hearing from President Obama in the very few next days.


  19. 68 yardarm756
    February 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I wonder if the NFL is gonna stage some kind of protest against the union busting?

  20. 70 desertflower
    February 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    HUG THIS BRAVE, STRONG, WOMAN!! She just told it, and took names!

    • 71 Diane
      February 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you for this DF—I LOVE this woman!!! And Susan B Komen can kiss my a$$ too!! No more money from me–It goes to PP and to Cancer orgs that cost the least in overhead.

      • 72 desertflower
        February 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        A hero, to be sure. I hope everyone that can, sends their money to PP.

        • 73 Cathy from MN
          February 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          Bless this woman; how brave to share her story. Yes, my $s are going to PP and other orgs from now on; most assuredly the wrangling is not done at Komen until changes in leadership are made.

    • 74 lovingandlaughing
      February 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Wow, amazing!

    • February 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Good for frickin’ her.

    • February 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Powerful. I bet almost every woman in America knows someone who has/had breast cancer.

      My best friend is a breast cancer survivor. I often refer to her when I talk about the ACA. She had cancer in the 90’s and afterward no insurance company would cover her except one, but the cost was so high it was insane. Now she has health insurance thanks to President Obama and the Dems.

    • 77 yardarm756
      February 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      This lady is AWESOME. She deserves full honors on my boat.

    • February 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Wow!! This woman is amazing and absolutely courageous. Her cancer has made her a warrior and Susan Komer and her foundation had better not mess with her. The foundation is going to find out just how many warriors there are out here if they mess with Planned Parenthood again.

    • 79 EDP4BHO
      February 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Just wow!! In tears here, and I don’t cry that easily. I have a friend who is a survivor, who divulged some of her ordeal with me, but I had no idea it was that involved. I think I need to go see her and hug her, real soon. That lady is a God-send.

    • 80 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      I hope that President Obama invites this wonderful lady to sit with his wife during the 2013 SOTU.


    • February 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Amazing and captivating. That took courage! and I love her ending. This is what happens when hate is exposed.

    • 82 GGail
      February 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      OMG – she was speaking for me! I am so proud of her that I am cheering in my chair with tears running down my face!

    • February 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      So moving, what a wonderful video. Is there a place we can send messages of thanks and support for her?

    • 85 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      February 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Wow! That was brave. This woman really spoke the truth. I will be supporting Planned Parenthood from now on. This situation has really served to highlight the valuable services that they provide. The Komen Foundation did not know what they were getting into when they decided to play politics with women’s health. Their actions will guarantee more support for Planned Parenthood, not less.

    • 86 Cha
      February 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

      Thank you dflower~ I’m so glad I finally watched this vid..I saw it posted earlier on ABL and now I’ve seen it. WOW! What a gutsy gusty lady who is channeling her anger in a most productive way. I can’t imagine she’s the only breast cancer surviivor who is feeling this. Along with so many who’ve never had it or men who won’t be getting it but donating money to PP like Mayor Bloomberg.

      Komen org fucked up by letting rw zealots take over their foundation and politicizing it. Discriminating who gets their cancer screenings. What a bunch of bullshit.

    • 87 JoJothecat
      February 4, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Thank you desertflower, This brave woman is added as one of my heros. “When you have cancer, you are no longer scared, you speak your mind”….may she continue to survive and speak her mind. May God continue to bless her.

    • 88 nathkatun7
      February 4, 2012 at 6:48 am

      WOW! Every one in this country needs to listen to this courageous woman tell the truth about the need to remove politics and religion from cancer treatment, or, for that matter, anything that has to do with people’s health.

  21. 89 Little Lulu
    February 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    You know, I honestly believe that when the corporate press isn’t bashing our president day and night and they concentrate on the idiocy of the GOP debates, our president rises like a Phoenix from the ashes. The jobs numbers are being exposed to the public, as well, and people actually FEEL that things are getting better instead of worse. That’s why PBO’s ratings are on the rise. He’s not getting kicked in the gut every, single day or dismissed and just LEAVING HIM ALONE makes him more popular!

    Sadly, once the race really gets started, the hundreds of millions of dollars the corporatocracy spends on bashing him will hurt his numbers, once again. But he will rise like cream when the American people watch him debate and as long as they can’t stop people from voting at the ballot box,. we shall overcome the GOP middle class killing machine and we will WIN both Houses of Congress and keep the White House so PBO can actually get the country running instead of it just keeping up and surviving GOP attacks.

    • 90 Obama Grandmama
      February 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      Am watching Rachel and I do think she is correct about the Union destroying along with the voter suppression laws the GOP is trying to enact to cut off funding to the Dems, the Union foot soldiers, and the Dem voters. If they cannot win fairly they are setting up the game to be in their favor. We need the Unions for more than just fairness in the workplace. They are essential to the existence of our political party.

      • February 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        I almost think the 2010 GOP takeover needed to happen while President Obama was in office, because people were awake and paying attention to politics and actually believed that government should do something. The GOP have been planning their takeover for decades, and they thought this was their chance. If Democrats can take over again in 2012 – all over – then more people will have been awakened and have higher expectations of their government – especially when they see President Obama and how he operates in his second term.

      • 92 JoJothecat
        February 4, 2012 at 12:49 am

        What I don’t understand is why now? Why didn’t they do this during the Bush/GOP controlled House/Senate? Were there too many DEM Governers? Is this a punishment because we voted in a AA president? The GOP seemed to have lost their ever loving minds and they are “it’s now or never, lets implement our plan to destroy unions, women, minorities, and democrats”.

    • 94 EDP4BHO
      February 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      ” instead of it just keeping up and surviving GOP attacks.”

      Exactly, like being on a treadmill. We will allow him to step off and walk, then run to more victories.

  22. 95 halo
    February 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Chips, here is MO’s interview ith ellen.

  23. 101 LOL
    February 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    What a pucking frick. So, the man who more or less helped Mittens win FL was fired by his campaign. Why, you may ask? The candidate from Asshole and his advisers were concerned that he (debate prep coach) was getting too much credit for Mittens turnaround. And this is who some want as president. HA!

    • 102 hopefruit2
      February 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Well I guess that coach will be donating to PBO’s 2-term fund then!

      • 103 utaustinliberal
        February 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        If I were him, I’d do just that. My goodness how thin skinned is Romney? He really lacks a soul and a conscience. Over privileged assholes like him always think they deserve all the credit even when someone else worked their behinds off for it.

        • 104 Tally
          February 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

          VERY. It’s obvious at the way he snaps at people who dare ask him a question at his appearances. “I’m talking now!!”

    • February 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      All of this ridiculous petty incidents are one of the many reasons why Romney won’t get elected!!

    • February 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Puny fragile little ego man. He has a deep instinct to fire people.

    • 107 vero804
      February 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      But the fact that this guy is running around trying to take credit and leaking that he’s the one who turned Romney’s debate performance around speaks to how poorly Romney inspires loyalty. The president’s team would never “take credit” for things they’ve done to better prepare him, etc., and you KNOW the president has folks surrounding him who are on point and really helping him pull things together. This is basic campaign advising…you don’t try and take the shine off your candidate. This debate prep guy didn’t care because he really doesn’t care one way or another about Romney.

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  25. 112 Tally
    February 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  26. February 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Ok, I officially despise the Wedel woman.

    • 114 LOL
      February 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      They call people like her and the “I’m tired of defending you” lady attention whores. You know someone said a quick monsters.com job search job for semi conductor engineer netted 100s of jobs around her area.

      • February 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        Heh, of course. Another over-privileged person who expects everyone to cater to her needs.

        • 116 4morefor44
          February 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

          She is sounding very much like Samuel Wurzelbacher 2.0 Remember “joe the plumber” who wasn’t named joe, nor a licensed plumber? PBO gave him all kinds of time and a thoughtful honest answer, and Samuel goes running straight to FoxTV to bash Barack as if Barack never said a thing, and has been there ever since bashing the guy who is saving the economy. She’s playing the same game. Its almost like its all planned and staged. Hmmmm?!?!?!?!?

    • February 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      The Fox people got a hold of her. What a surprise.

    • 118 Tally
      February 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      They sure have a nice house for being unemployed for over three years.

      • 119 vero804
        February 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm


        There’s more to her story. I bet you her hubby was downsized out of his job and given a severance or something. And judging by how weird she is, I bet her hubby isn’t very different so I’m thinking he doesn’t interview very well. So maybe there’s more to him still not having a job than just the economy. Not everyone with a degree is employable if their personality stinks…

        • February 4, 2012 at 12:27 am

          Vero, THIS! I expressed my impression of Jennifer, and her husband, on Tuesday, and nothing I’ve heard since changes that:

          vcprezofan2 – January 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

          I am not at all surprised by this quote. Did anyone here not SEE Jennifer’s attitude during her questioning? I definitely saw traces of the underlying ‘foreigners are taking our jobs’ mentality. Sure not having income is reason for a family to be frustrated, but someone should tell her that HER attitude certainly isn’t helping. For one thing, after the President said send hubby’s resume and I’ll look into it, how does she figure publicizing her criticism aids her cause? Some people are so……(dumb) blind to anything other than ‘the moment’. Wonder if her husband’s attitude is anything like hers, and part of the reason he’s still unemployed while supposedly having good qualifications. Sometimes qualifications aren’t everything, a major chip on your shoulder that seeps through in an interview, or in your previous jobs, can hold you back too. Idiot Jennifer queering her own pitch …in the media! Then again, she may have pleased some embittered, GOP-leaning ‘job creator’ enough for him/her to offer her husband a job while the news is still ‘hot’. I wish her luck in any case.

          • 121 JoJothecat
            February 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

            I bet you $10K (or less) that they “cash-in” because I smelled a rat when I saw her interview. She was shocked that the president asked for her husbands resume. He has been out of a job for many years like a whole lot of people it was not due to the H1B1 either. When people have been out of work employers are a lot choosier. I bet that is why PBO was so surprised he had not been hired, she was faking it for her husbands lack of experience employers needed. Because PBO is a humanitarian he won’t through her and her husband under the bus.

    • 122 nintendowii10
      February 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Let them vote for President Romney, and see them blame Obama for when (hypothetically speaking) President Romney fires them or ships their job prospects overseas, fucking IDIOTS! 👿 👿

    • 124 halo
      February 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      This lady is crazy and in love with herself. I read an article that said because of PBO there have been a FLOOD of recruiters, job offers, and phone calls. But she says they aren’t willing to move for the job and only want one in her area for personal reasons with their family.

      • February 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        OH, PLEASE. That is just outrageous. First she goes on whining about no jobs and then the offers come in and they can’t accept them? How much does she want to feed and clothe her family? She does sound like another Joe the Plumber. The truth will come out.

        • 126 PurpleShoesLA
          February 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

          Yes it most certainly will. And I for one can’t wait ( as I rub my hands together with evil glee). Remember when it came out that Joe the Plumber didn’t ACTUALLY have a plumber’s license, had a tax lien that he professed to know nothing about, wasn’t making anywhere near the $250K to be subejcted to that increased tax, let alone have a penny to even buy the plumbing business he purportedly worked for? That was pure comedy gold. Almost as good as Katie Couric’s takedown of Caribou Barbie and her lack of reading material.

          I suspect the same will happen to girlfriend; that white hot spotlight will start to burn her to a crisp,the longer she hangs out in it. That’s the downside of trying to be the Repugnants’ symbol of “the middle class”. And like I said I can’t wait.

      • 128 itgurl_29
        February 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm

        She’s an attention whore. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s auditioned for a reality show before. This tells you all she needs to know. He’s gotten job offers but they don’t want them because they’d have to move. This woman and her husband are not serious. They’re looking to make some money off the President. That’s all this is about. And that’s why I took it with a grain of salt the other day when she said she might vote for him. All she’s dong is playing the media and bashing the President for attention.

        I hope they keep playing this game and end up with no job and in debt. Screw her and her husband.

    • 130 vero804
      February 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I remember y’all who watched the Google event giving the play-by-play and saying she was shady. Well, y’all were 100% right, it seems. So nasty. Go vote for Romney – maybe he’ll just give you all straight cash to appease your needs.

    • 133 africa
      February 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      I thought I read somewhere else she said something different. Let the woman vote for the losing team.

    • 134 anniebella
      February 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Okay this woman has had her 15 minutes of fame, enough. We don’t give a dam if she don’t vote for POTUS, we will fight to get others to vote for POTUS. All the other people has gone on. They acted like they had some sense, but this woman is running around every where running her freaking mouth, tired of her.

      • February 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        Agree – the nation would have been much better off following one of the other people who spoke to the President that day – the small business worker, the students, the mother of three, the college kid. Much more to learn than from this grifter.

        • February 4, 2012 at 12:46 am

          More to learn Theo, but not enough ‘excitement’. 😉 I remember a little remembered state called ‘shame’ from when *I* was growing that seems to be sadly missing these days. Good luck, Jennifer! May you find whatever you are looking for. In the meantime Democrats are not negotiating for YOUR vote, and IMO you would do well to take your eyes from the mirror and use them to look to the future of your two children.

    • 137 Cindy Sweatt
      February 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      I really thought she was just trolling and trying to make a point. Trying to prove him wrong. Then he called her bluff. Maybe her supposed engineer/can’t get a job husband is a crack addict with a creepy personality. That might be why he has no job.

  27. February 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    woot, woot, 2 mil in less than a week. GObots.

  28. February 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Chips…so glad you were able to catch up when you got back. Thank you so much for all you do, I was looking forward to all the pictures of his speech today at the Firehouse.

    On to the one-on-ones. I became pen pals with a senior citizen in the Villages in Florida. I enjoyed talking and meeting everyone. It was tough for a while during all the Israel lies being spread about the President. They are coming around.

    Hope you had a great Friday. You are the best.

  29. 143 Dave
    February 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Did my first hun for 2012 to the 2-Term Fund!!! So, embarrassed to ask this, but HOW do I insert a .jpg ?

  30. 161 nintendowii10
    February 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I just can’t help but point out how CNN is making a big deal over Panetta saying he expects Israel to strike Iran by the spring. That is what the bitter emoprogs hope for, so they can snivel about the Obama administration being a warmongering administration. I’ve had it with their bullshit over Al Awlaki, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, the drone strikes over Pakistan, and all that other malarkey! 😡 👿

    • 162 utaustinliberal
      February 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      The fact that emoprogs expect sane people to feel sorry for a terrorist like Al Awlaki; a hacker who posed a threat to national security; Julian Assange, a military man sworn to uphold the laws of the United States yet stole classified national security documents and gave them to Assange; Bradley Manning, is freaking crazy. It says a lot about them and their lack of moral fiber and moral conscience. I lose no sleep over the consequences the above mentioned individuals face.

    • 163 anniebella
      February 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Why waste your time with TeaNN? Remember A. Cooper and his friends were talking last night about the bad job numbers which was coming out this morning and what it meant for President Obama. All the doom and gloom, now they have gone on to another story. I am really disappointed in A. Cooper.

  31. 164 4morefor44
    February 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    i watched the Jim Messina video and realized this is probably the last campaign Barack Obama will ever run. This is likely our last chance to campaign for and vote for one of the great presidents in american history. I’m in, one last time! And hopefully we can use our skills for Elizabeth Warren next!

    • 165 vero804
      February 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Nice thought. Totally agree!!

    • February 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      I really wish they would do away with term limit for President. I really think this country could do so much with President Obama in for 3 full terms. But he’ll probably be too tired!!

    • February 3, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Felt a little teary reading that 4m44. I know its going to happen and I know he will do what he can to ensure the changes remain for the years to come. So, let’s go…All IN FOR Obama/Biden 2012!

      • 168 4morefor44
        February 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        i was profoundly sad too when realizing it, but he really has been the perfect person at the perfect time for the world’s history, and I feel blessed having been a part of it. Makes it so that we all need to be “in” like we’ve never been “in” on anything before so that we give him a House and Senate he can work with, and make everyone we know do the same, since its the last time. If we do that, i can’t even imagine how great the second 4 years will be! I do think Barack has been “grooming” Elizabeth Warren though based on their interactions with each other and her career path recently. She is clearly running an “obama-style” campaign and I bet we see Jim Messina and Dave Plouffe working for her in 2016. And just think what our guy and his family will be doing when out of office in2017! The future is so exciting!

  32. 169 symmetry11
    February 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    For those that watch the MTP, sounds like we may actual hear some facts during the roundtable. Maddow will be on.

    • 170 utaustinliberal
      February 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks for the heads up Symmetry. She’s usually good in that format. We’ll wait and watch and hope she doesn’t go all emoprog.

      • 171 vero804
        February 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        To me, Rachel isn’t really emoprog, as much as she is a nervous nellie and somewhat cynical. Keith Olberman is the posterchild for emoprog, IMO.

  33. 173 dotster3
    February 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Sorry, but if it’s true Beyonce is being offered $100 million/yr. to be a judge on X Factor, to say “You’re a good singer”, “You’re not a good singer”, there’s something really really really wrong with this world. It’s out of control, off the rails.

    • 174 anniebella
      February 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      How about taking that 100 million dollars and giving it to these schools who aren’t paying there teachers, or who need supplies for the children.

  34. 175 Ladyhawke
    February 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm


    This is really hilarious. It wasn’t that long ago that Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich were joined at the tonsils. And Donald was trashing Mitt Romney something awful. So is was really odd to see Mitt Romney and his wife standing on the stage with Donald Trump getting his stamp of approval. Mrs Romney looked like she was working overtime to appear that she was on board with the decision. Willard just looked pathetic. It just proves once again that Mitt Romney will do and say anything to get elected.

    The Real Reason Mitt Romney Is Accepting Donald Trump’s Endorsement


    The Romney camp had to worry that a Trump endorsement of Gingrich would hurt the front-runner’s efforts to keep Gingrich from mounting a full-scale Tea Party rebellion against Romney. In the closing hours of the Florida primary, Gingrich was claiming to be the embodiment of the Tea Party wing of the GOP and trying to set up a civil war between the true-believers and the GOP establishment. Winning Trump’s seal (or bark) of approval would certainly have helped Gingrich in this endeavor and, undoubtedly, caused the commentariat to question whether Romney really could win over the party’s conservative base. A Trump nod would have boosted Gingrich’s latest ploy .

    To prevent that, Romney needed to be hired (politically) by Trump. And it’s not difficult to imagine Trump laying down a demand: If I endorse you, you better damn well hold my hand in public. So what’s a rich guy gonna do?



  35. February 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ha, ha, ha. GA judge sez FU to birthers.

    • February 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      President Barack Obama’s name will remain on the Georgia primary ballot after a state law judge flatly rejected legal challenges that contend he can not be a candidate.

      In a 10-page order, Judge Michael Malihi dismissed one challenge that contended Obama has a computer-generated Hawaiian birth certificate, a fraudulent Social Security number and invalid U.S. identification papers. He also turned back another that claimed the president is ineligible to be a candidate because his father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of Obama’s birth.


      With regard to the challenge that Obama does not have legitimate birth and identification papers, Malihi said he found the evidence “unsatisfactory” and “insufficient to support plaintiffs’ allegations.”


      Addressing the other claim that contends Obama cannot be a candidate because his father was never a U.S. citizen, Malihi said he was persuaded by a 2009 ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals decision that struck down a similar challenge. In that ruling, the Indiana court found that children born within the U.S. are natural-born citizens, regardless of the citizenry of their parents.

      Obama “became a citizen at birth and is a natural-born citizen,” Malihi wrote. Accordingly, Obama is eligible as a candidate for the upcoming presidential primary in March, the judge said.


  36. 178 Ladyhawke
    February 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm


    Remember, the name you have not heard mentioned during the primaries is PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. I would love for the Democrats to start asking the GOP why they are not singing the praises of President Bush during this campaign season. Right now, GWB can
    t get arrested.


    Mitch McConnell Banking On American Amnesia

    That Republicans pretend history started the day Barack Obama was sworn in as president is nothing new. Their entire platform for the last three years has been based on denouncing the deficit they created while blaming Obama for it. And it mostly worked. The 2010 election was a referendum on the government’s out of control spending. Specifically, the spending done by the GOP. But that didn’t matter to conservative voters. It was all Obama’s fault and that was that.

    Never one to let a successful tactic go, the Chief Obstructionist in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has recently taken to making the wild claim that not only did President Obama have a fully compliant Congress for two years but that they rubber stamped everything he asked for. TPM reports:

    The White House has “been trying to pretend like the President just showed up yesterday, just got sworn in and started fresh,” McConnell declared Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “In fact, he’s been in office for three years. He got everything he wanted from a completely compliant Congress for two of those three years… We are living in the Obama economy.”

    That’s a most…interesting interpretation of the last three years. Let’s take a closer look at that:



    • 179 anniebella
      February 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      That dam ugly Mitch McConnell need to shut his lying mouth. I can not stand that man. People will not fall for their B.S., not this time. It was McConnell and his fellow Republicans who was focus on making POTUS a one term President, and they ignored the fact that they were sent there to help govern, not sit on their butts and obstruct, filibuster everything.

  37. February 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Chip, I think I’ve watched that Adele video from last night 8547982579845798457198129 times. Damn you, woman.

  38. 184 Dakota
    February 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Ok, I’m watching “Soul Train, The Hippest Trip In America” in honor of Don Cornelius on VH1. It’s EXCELLENT and bringing back soooo many memories! We couldn’t wait for Saturday to see the entertainers and try the dance steps of the dancers. Loving it!!!

  39. 187 isonprize
    February 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t support hacking, but somebody hacked the SGK website. Oh well…. I hope you can see it. Amidst all the pink stuff. it says:

    Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank

    Screen shot of SGK hacked website

    February 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm


  41. 191 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    You’ve gotta love the irony that President Obama is inducing the #KochBro and others of their unpatriotic, avaricious ilk to spend 100s of millions of dollars trying to defeat him. Talk about a stimulus package that he the President didn’t have to force through Congress – LOL!!!

    Luscious irony 🙂


  42. February 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Army orders a Court Martial for Private Manning.
    Poor baby!

  43. February 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    So, I’m back for a while – what have I missed? I had to go on the road, plus my laptop is playing ‘on again, off again’ for no apparent reason. It conked out on me twice before I had to leave, so I’m not sure what will happen now. Computer Doctor VC diagnosed that it was maybe too hot, so she made sure to unplug it before leaving. [Do laptops overheat because they are run all day and well into the night? It’s only 2 years old!!!] For now Dr. VC took out the battery, because it wouldn’t start up, and is using the laptop plugged directly into the wall. I’m not sure if that will cause additional damage, but we’ll see. Tomorrow I might call the Staples electronics section and see what they think. Meantime if I disappear in the middle of a comment or without saying good night, it’s because the laptop protested the wall connection.

    So, what did I miss that I have to know before I fade out? VC

    • 200 desertflower
      February 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      You missed that Dave thought Chips was a guy:) Adorable:)

      You know, vc…my laptop is plugged into the wall outlet…but to allow the air to circulate under the computer, I prop the back end up with a paperback book….doesn’t overheat on me. Try that 🙂

      • February 4, 2012 at 12:36 am

        😆 😆 Did Chips see that? I can just imagine her humour getting in the way of her response. I’ve got to go check that out!

        Df, do YOU have to take your battery out of the laptop for the outlet to work? Once my battery stopped charging properly, I had to take it out in order to be able to USE the laptop. Also, do you use the wall outlet ALL the time and is that because your battery died?

        • 202 desertflower
          February 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

          No. The battery stays IN the laptop while plugged into the wall…the only thing different I do is that I prop the back of the computer up with a paperback, so the air is able to flow under the computer and it doesn’t heat up.
          I do use the wall outlet all the time 🙂 You know, I’ve never tried to be “remote” with the laptop….I ‘ll see if I can take it somewhere else, without being plugged into the wall…and see if it works. I’ll let you know.

    • 203 isonprize
      February 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      VC, actually, yes, laptops can overheat. Don’t use a laptop in the bed, where the tendency is to prop it on a pillow or rest in on a comforter. A laptop needs to be on a hard surface that allows for air circulation.

      (ask me how I know….. 😦 )

  44. 205 desertflower
    February 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Supreme Ct will hear SB 1070 on April 25th. Mark your calendars!

  45. February 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    TOD Family, I saw this testament to our President’s doing the work for our country that just must share;

    Trying to see things from a GOP perspective
    62 Fans
    26 minutes ago (10:39 PM)
    I guess it’s kinda embarrassi­­ng for the GOP to see the economy climbing, unemployme­­nt dropping, and the stock market surging when they’re trying so very hard to make it appear that Obama has failed. I didn’t vote for him, I thought he was “too green” (inexperie­­nced), but I’ve seen first hand what one minor stimulus plan did for the both the automotive and electronic­­s industries­­. My company went from part of one shift of workers to three shifts and weekend overtime since the “Cash for Clunkers” program happened.

    That was “Change I Could See”.

    No “leap of faith” was needed.

    I also saw a plethora of Republican­s and Tea Partyers who ran on “jobs” platforms and have done everything else but work towards a better economy.

    The bottom line is that I don’t have to have someone else tell me who is working in my best interests, I have firsthand proof and none of them look Conservati­ve and/or Republican to me.

    • 207 EDP4BHO
      February 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Judging one by the fruit he bears. Bless this guy for having eyes to see, ears to hear.

    • 209 desertflower
      February 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks,wesleya 🙂 Pretty much covers it all in a nutshell, doesn’t it? I think that more and more people will come to realize this very thing. Some catch on quicker than other…like this guy did. Good for him. May many more see the light and follow his path.

    • 211 4morefor44
      February 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Can we email this man to show him what it really means to “respect. empower. include.” which is the mantra of the Obama campaign, and give him respect and love as a human being that he has never experienced before, since he’s been a republican? He’ll never go back then and hopefully bring more with him. As the beatles said, all you need is love.

    • February 4, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Another example of change happening one person at a time. I would think that this new convert will share his insight with at least one other – friend/family member/employee/coworker. ….

  46. February 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    But Democrats dominated the cash dash in 2011, with the party’s campaign arm consistently outpacing its GOP counterpart. And during last year’s fourth quarter, more than a dozen upstart Democratic candidates outraised the incumbent Republicans they’re hoping to unseat — an early indication that momentum is shifting in the challengers’ direction.


  47. February 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Omg I haven’t had much time to read the posts in full (just scanning through them) but what a huge variety of news to read on here today! Loving the great news for PBO.. its just keeps getting better and better for him as it gets closer to November!

    We have the Rugby Sevens games going on here for the weekend before they move onto Las Vegas next week. Kenya just finished beating Wales *dances*… Anyways, enough Rugby commentating and back to the new game on: Argentina vs Australia……. but I am definitely gonna go through the posts in full when these games are all finished lol………..BBL TOD FAM!! Enjoy your weekend!!

    • 215 desertflower
      February 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Why did you change your name, NZ?? Just curious….hope all is well down there:) Big football weekend here!!

      • February 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        I’m guessing to reflect the Obama campaign’s “An American Built to Last” theme.

        • 217 desertflower
          February 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm

          🙂 I knew that…I really did 🙂 Congrats on the new job! Now let’s hope my husband does the same. SOON.

      • February 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

        Hi DF, sorry the Rugby games just finished (New Zealand won on our own turf baby *dances*) 😆 so we’re in celebratory mode!

        Oh and yes, I changed my name because I liked President Obama’s new America Built to Last theme that gobrooklyn mentioned earlier to you. I also have the ‘Obama Super Hero’ t-shirt picture to go with the name change lol 😉

        I read what you posted about your husband, I too hope he has success with the job hunting! Many blessings your way DF 🙂

        • 219 desertflower
          February 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

          Oh, thank you so much for your kind thoughts, NZ…I hope that my husband gets a job real soon…seems like things are picking up, so I’ll keep a positive attitude! Congrats on the rugby game….THAT’S a tough sport!!! 🙂 Hugs to you and your wonderful son….

  48. February 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Greetings everyone

    I have so enjoyed reading your comments, following links and watching the wonderful videos.

    I hope we can all learn from the Komen situation and remember how powerful we are when we all work together and make our voices heard. The GOP is “threatening” to not pass the payroll extension or add a poison pill to a transportation bill.

    This really isn’t about what the GOP does, it is about how we act and react. We call, tweet, post on Facebook, email and in general “raise our voices”. We are strong, we have the people on our side, we can win.

    If a lady can go before a camera and show us her breast cancer scars, we can phone our representatives, pester our friends and family to do the same and stay strong from now until November.

    • 222 desertflower
      February 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Amen to that. What a brave woman she is…all the way around. A hero for our times. Let’s DO THIS THING!

    • 223 isonprize
      February 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      I heard this quote from a skinny guy with a funny name. (Hint: He told us what we need to do.)

      “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.”
      ― Barack Obama

    • 226 halo
      February 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

      That picture says it all. When people call themselves “conservatives,” they mean going back to the good ol days of 1700s.

  49. February 4, 2012 at 12:00 am

    For anyone who is still awake
    a survey – Has the economy turned the corner. Let’s push the yes number even higher


  50. February 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Hello Chips and my TOD Family. I have been a little under the weather plus my computers have been out for nine days. Awful feeling. Hopefully, I will be catching up with everything now.

    I miss you all so very much. Love you all very much also,HZ

  51. February 4, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Well, my eyes are closing so I’m going to sign off, hopefully until tomorrow.

    Good Night & Sweet Dreams to everyone!

    A special ‘Good Night’ to Chips Chica!

  52. 247 jacquelineoboomer
    February 4, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Did y’all see on The Ed Show that another RWNJ group is going after JCPenney for using Ellen as a spokesperson? Apparently, it’s some fake “family” group that doesn’t think LGBT people are part of families.

    This week, Ellen gave a huge check to the Chester school district (directly to one of the teachers who decided to work for free, when the district ran out of money, so the kids could continue their education). Apparently, JCPenney was a part of the donation, and the pushback on Ellen was a follow-up story.

    I’m too tired to type, but just wanted us all to keep this in mind – in case action similar to the pushback on Komen is required, to make sure JCPenney doesn’t cave under pressure. I’m guessing since they chose Ellen, they won’t – but you never know.

  53. 252 fanoTOD
    February 4, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Amazing. Thank you ALL for the JOYS your create and share!!

    ALL IN!
    4 MORE YEARS!!!

  54. February 4, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Twitterdom. Judge in birther case captured on Youtube delivering verdict. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  55. February 4, 2012 at 4:35 am

    • 257 desertflower
      February 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

      The take away from this:

      According to poll figures available Feb. 3, 2012, at Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, President Obama leads in 20 states when the three most recent polls for that state are averaged, giving him 259 electoral votes of the 270 needed to win re-election. The unnamed GOP opponent is ahead in 15 states for 106 electoral votes, with 136 electoral votes rated as tossups and 37 electoral votes lack enough data to reach a conclusion.

  56. February 4, 2012 at 4:39 am

  57. 260 susanne
    February 4, 2012 at 4:43 am

    good night and sweet dreams toddies!

  58. 261 Linda
    February 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Well…..Chris Hayes just put the final nail in his coffin for me.

    He has Jodi Kantor sitting at the table…….I am disgusted.

    He also just said that when the President said that the tsunami in Japan affected the economy, he was using it as an excuse ??????

    But…..now that he had a conversation with some Wall Street Flunky….who said the exact same thing yesterday….it must be true.

    • 262 Melanie
      February 4, 2012 at 7:37 am

      I didn’t hear Chris say that the Pres. was using the tsunami as an excuse. I did hear him site the tsunami as one of the things the were out of the Pres. control. I didn’t actually read the Kantor book so I don’t know what’s in it besides all of the parts were promoted. I have heard several left leaning people including Roland Martin say that it’s actually a positive portrayal of FLOTUS. My problem with this Kantor chick is she’s been claiming to have an intimate relationship with them after spending less than an hour with them. Anyway, Karen Hunter is doing a good job bringing proper context and correction to most of what Jodi is saying.

    • 263 Bill
      February 4, 2012 at 7:41 am

      I cannot put my finger on it, put there is something very odd about Jodi Kantor.

    • February 4, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Chris is pandering to his OWS crowd, he is a member, should tell you something!

    • February 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

      I just knew that sooner or later they were going to blame Obama for people being in Prison. LOL.!

      • 266 hopefruit2
        February 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

        Yes MSNBC exploits prisoners by having 24/7 “Lockup” programs all darn weekend long. Maybe Hayes can start showing his concern for prisoners by asking his own damn employer to stop exploiting them.

    • 268 hopefruit2
      February 4, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Kantor and Chris Hayes are getting blasted on Twitter by some of our our TOD Friends. Good for them!

      • February 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

        I am thinking, that the way Chris runs his program, maybe it was him that launched that smoke bomb at the WH?


        • February 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

          Let’s sic SS on him. 🙂

        • 271 Linda
          February 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

          Today was my final viewing of his show….which I really did not actually view because my back is to the TV…..

          I am 100 % done with him.

          • 272 Renegade522/AuntSis
            February 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

            I am following the twitter feed as well. I think he’s weird. Sorry, dont mean to go there in the morning. I didn’t like him when he subbed for Rachel. He seems fake and was copying her mannerisms and such. He’s just ‘off’ to me. He doesn’t connect with me and its his problem because I wont watch his show. ha ha a la Chris Matthews. I am so snarky this morning. Need my coffee. BBL

  59. 273 halo
    February 4, 2012 at 7:23 am

    TDO fam, does anyone else feel like Iran/Israel strike possibility have some parallels to JFK’s Cuban Missile Crisis?

    • 274 Bill
      February 4, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Interesting thought Halo, but I don’t think the two are similar. Iran is a culture 3000 years or so old feeling threatened by outside forces, whereas the Cuban revolution was a new creation being used by the USSR as a pawn in the cold war with the West. Just my opinion.

      • 275 halo
        February 4, 2012 at 8:38 am

        Oh no I understand that, but just in terms of the scope of possibility of military strikes, trying to neutralize both sides, the possible ripple effects on the United States, mixed with nuclear weapons. I feel as though behind the scnes it is very tense with lots of negotiating happening to come to a solution.

        OT, I hope the President gets out in FRONT of this Catholic Church/contraceptive story or else it has hte potential to become “death panels.” I’ve read the admin’s position here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/01/health-reform-preventive-services-and-religious-institutions

        And I understand the nuance in it that I didn’t know before, but many people don’t read WH.gov and will be susceptible to the lies of Robney. The admin’s positoin is that the insurance policies(!!) that cover religious organizations who employ non-believers, NOT churches (!!), will cover contraceptives w/o copays just like many of the states those organizations work in. Furthermore, 98% of women use contraceptives anyway so it helps them. But the important thing is the CHURCH isn’t forced to do anything, which is the prevailing view among Catholics!

        Hope the admin makes sure this news gets out!

    • 277 JoJothecat
      February 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Wow, how sad most of these “25%” are seniors, retired, and appear to have worked in government, receives a government pension and if Robme were elected their livelihood would disappear. The most revealing is they have the same reason people voted for BUSH…he was a businessman and he was a governor (a failed governor just like Bush).

      • 278 halo
        February 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

        JoJo, they wrap their hatred of PBO in “he’s a businessman.” As younote, they are mostly white seniors who are uncomfortable with PBO in the WH and are reduced to incoherence when actually asked about PBO’s policies. This isnot to say ALL white seniors don’t like PBO bc he’s black. That’s not true, as our TOD fam shows, but ALL white seniors who support Robney support him for no other reason than “get the black man out of the WH.”

      • 279 halo
        February 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

        It’s also funny how quickly HuffPuff took it off their front page. Must have gotten a call from Rboney.

  60. 280 donna dem 4 obama
    February 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Good Morning TOD Fam

    My timeline on twitter is blowing up with comments about Karen Hunter on Up With Chris Hayes. She is also trending on twitter. Anyone got the details?

    I’ll try to find video when msnbc posts it.

    • 281 hopefruit2
      February 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

      I’m hoping that UTaustin gives us one of her excellent summaries because I didn’t actually watch the show but I was read people’s comments from Twitter, and apparently Chris Hayes brought Jodi Kantor on to promote/defend her controversial book “The Obamas.” He also brought on a panel that included Karen Hunter and Joan Walsh, who from what I read, both took the side of Michelle Obama to expose Kantor as an “anecdote” trash gossip who wrote the book simply for money and who had not spoken to FLOTUS in over 2 years. I don’t know all the details of what went on with the panel, but the overall impression is that Kantor continued to rub viewers (AND the panelists) the wrong way. I posted some of the tweets here for folks to see but my comment is being held in moderation.

      • 282 donna dem 4 obama
        February 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Thanks HF2 that makes better sense. Its a strong union with these reporters/pundits. Her book has all but fallen off the face of the earth so Chris Hayes brings her on his show to give her more exposure. They are just pathetic.

        I guess Karen Hunter gave one of them on the panel a real smackdown. I’m looking forward to seeing the video.

        • 283 Ladyhawke
          February 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

          Karen Hunter was fierce. She didn’t get a lot of time to speak during the segment on Kantor’s book, but what she did get to say in that short time was fantastic.

          1) She let it be known that she understood the publishing business from first hand experience.

          2) She let it be know that she had not read Kantor’s book and she didn’t intend to.

          3) She brought up the fact that Kantor got a large six figure advance for the book.

          4) She implied that Kantor had to earn that advance. Of course, Kantor bristled at that. She said that as a writer the advance has no impact on what she decides to write. When Kantor said this, you could see Karen Hunter smiling broadly as if the say, I got your number Jodi Kantor. You can’t fool me. (Chris Hayes looked uncomfortable at this point because there was a little back and forth between Jodi and Karen). At one point Jodi says “Let Me Finish”. Karen obviously hit a nerve.

  61. 285 hopefruit2
    February 4, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Jodi Kantor is now trending on Twitter (people are mostly angry at her) because Chris Hayes decided to bring her on as a guest on his show. Just a few examples of some of the tweets:

    • 286 anniebella
      February 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

      I don’t tweet, but Chris Hayes will be hearing from me. I think people are sick of this Kantor woman, but Hayes had to bring her on for what, I can’t stand Hayes either.

  62. February 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

  63. February 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • 289 donna dem 4 obama
      February 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Money quotes from this article:

      “Steve Benen joked today: “He can argue that the economy is better, or he can argue the economy is worse. Even Romney should realize, however, he can’t argue both at the same time.” Actually, maybe Romney has found a way to navigate between those two poles.”

      “But still, Romney is running for president, for Pete’s sake. At what point will his utter incoherence on these matters — which are absoulutely central to his entire case for himself and against Obama — attract a bit more scrutiny?”

      Yea media when will you scrutinize Romney?????

  64. 290 desertflower
    February 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    THIS is the kind of voter fraud that goes on! Guess who??


  65. 291 desertflower
    February 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Honest to God! Do you NOW understand the absolute fuck knuckles that we have to deal with here? I am a liberal in a sea of stupid.


  66. 295 obamalia
    February 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Good morning Chips & TOD family! Love this site – my internet “home.”

    Let’s stay together. Obama-Biden 2012

  67. 296 desertflower
    February 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

    MORE VOTER FRAUD…..I hear crickets…..


    Had the same thing been carried out by a worker for the now-defunct ACORN, Republicans — and even Newt Gingrich — would have called it massive “voter fraud.” But the 1,500 acts of fraud, by Gingrich’s own admission, were carried out by a worker hired by his campaign, so it seems the media have barely noticed it.

    Nonetheless, The BRAD BLOG has received confirmation from two different state agencies that the 1,500 alleged cases of ballot petition fraud said to have been carried out on behalf of the Gingrich campaign, in their unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the Republican primary ballot in Virginia, are now being carried out by the state Attorney General’s office.

  68. February 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

  69. 298 Linda
    February 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    “Obama didn’t cause the recession, but he made it worse”

    Jobs in January 2009: -598,000
    Jobs in January 2012: +243,000

    DJIA in January 2009: 8,077.56
    DJIA yesterday: 12,862.23

    …Even an astute businessma­n like Thurston Howell III can figure that out..

    • 299 Renegade522/AuntSis
      February 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

      I cant seem to figure out if Willard is really stupid or is he playing stupid a la GWB. At any rate, I lived under that stupidity questions for 8 years and I will never do it again.
      OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!

    • 300 halo
      February 4, 2012 at 11:30 am

      If you read that article on HuffPo this morning, Robney knows that his support is from people who don’t care about facts. They care about blacks in the WH.

  70. 301 desertflower
    February 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/03/romneys-love-triangle-iran-russia-and-china/ Lies and the liars that tell them. This guy is SUCH a fraud.

  71. 302 desertflower
    February 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

    He just continues to Make Stuff Up!


    Mitt Romney: We Are The Only People Who Put Their Hand Over Our Hearts During The National Anthem

    Did he NOT pay attention at the Olympics HE RAN???

  72. February 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Rick lazio said last night on bill maher show that all billionaires support the President.
    Lousy ass panel let it fly!

  73. February 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Talk about getting fired for doing a good job.

  74. 305 desertflower
    February 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/opinion/blow-romney-the-rich-and-the-rest.html?_r=2&ref=opinion Good read by Charles Blow…and the truth about this “Caviar Candidate”

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