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  1. 4 lisalovesobama
    February 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm


  2. February 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm


    • 13 utaustinliberal
      February 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      I loved the Wome for Obama video too. Boy oh boy are we gonna rock hard this 2012. 4 More For 44!

  3. February 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  4. February 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Watch him take credit for Ford not taking a bailout!


    • February 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Which is interesting as Ford along with several foreign auto manufacturers also pushed for the bailout of GM and Chrysler.

      • February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

        He will not mention that little tidbit. It seems Ford is going Rightwing on us, they also hired Huntsman as a China adviser!

      • 20 JoJothecat
        February 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        That’s why my new car will be a chevy or chyseler. I glad Ford did not need a bailout eventhough if Bush were in office there would have taken it because there would have been “no strings attached”. But because PBO required them to change how they did things they were no thanks.

    • 21 donna dem 4 obama
      February 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Yep. But of course the reality is that Ford didn’t need a bailout. Huntsman is now on their Board. Hmmmmm…

  5. 22 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm


    • 23 anniebella
      February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Bobfr, I think the Congressman just show the world that Newt Griginch is a racists liar, along with everything else.

      • 24 Mel
        February 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        This vidio should go viral I watched it yesterday it was just superb way to Congressman Gutierrez
        Si se puede Bravo!!!!

    • 25 donna dem 4 obama
      February 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      When I saw this video earlier today I hollered when he said it runs in the family and it must be
      “hereditary”. Speaking about The Father and Son duo who truly were the Food Stamp Presidents. George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush.

      This video is definitely one to share.

      • 26 isonprize
        February 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

        Hey Donna Dem.

        Here’s some more irony with the Bush family. 😯 CHECK THIS OUT!!! 😯 (If it wasn’t true, it would be funny, in a whacky kinda way…)

        excerpted from teh wikipedia thingy on the interwebs….

        Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895 – October 8, 1972) was the father of George H. W. Bush (41st President of the United States), the grandfather of George W. Bush (43rd President of the United States) and Jeb Bush (43rd Governor of Florida). Bush was politically active on social issues. He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947. Bush was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951.


        As Pres. Obama would say “How about that?”

    • February 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Bobfr, Now that is an awesome video. I can’t thank you enough for your yeoman’s work on Twitter.

  6. February 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm


    In the “Weld and Bogie shop” at the Siemens manufacturing plant in Sacramento, thousands of pieces of steel are welded together to form a “car shell,” or skeleton of a rail car.  Thousands of individual pieces go in; one cohesive structure comes out.  Elements are then added to this structure until it leaves the factory as a fully formed vehicle ready to ride the rails. 
    Yesterday I saw firsthand how these trains are made and met with some of Siemens’ employees in Sacramento. I could not have been more impressed.

  7. February 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced completion of the 540-foot solar power tower for its 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant located near Tonopah, Nev. Utilizing the most advanced solar thermal technology worldwide, the Crescent Dunes Plant will be the nation’s first commercial-scale solar power facility with fully integrated energy storage and the largest power plant of its kind in the world.


  8. 37 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm


    • 38 Sue in Minnesota
      February 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Amen “Bullhorn Bob”….I know everyone is in agreement that you are our MASTER Blaster Tweeter. You never fail to hit the nail on the head!

    • February 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Interesting, how msnbc democrats are most likely being lobbied ny the Catholic Zbiships.
      What? Do they think they ate helping the Pope?
      These guys are ridiculous!

      • February 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        Jovie, did your black lab type that message with his paws? 😆 I’m kidding, you’re a legend, it’s just when you use your teeny keyboard your typos crack me up 😆

        • 41 57andFemale
          February 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

          Now come on, Chips. You know some of are obsessed with our mistakes on little keyboards.

          I got a particular stylus for my kindle fire and I’m having less trouble.

        • 42 Pamela
          February 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

          My typos crack me up too! I must sound a right imbecile sometimes! Hee! 😉

        • 43 lovingandlaughing
          February 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

          that is funny. so let’s see if i got that correct…are the catholic z-bishops eating the pope? love ya jovie, keep typing!

      • February 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        Jovie, did you see my message to you yesterday on how to disable the autocorrect on your iPhone? Bro, you do need to take steps. LOLz.

        • 45 57andFemale
          February 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

          I had to have a stern talking to with my kindle fire — I kept disabling the autocorrect function and it would come back! I think it finally got the message.

          Imagine my horror to find I typed ‘Bain’ and it would autocorrect to ‘Brain’!

    • 47 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you Sue & Jovie (get a kick out of your typos, btw, LOL!!) Regarding the Pope, I’ve got a simple message for him and his gang:

      No matter how the Republicans try to dodge it, they’ve created ZERO jobs, have tried to kill millions of jobs and all their distractions have a common denominator – oppress the many to enrich the few.

      #AmericaTHISisNOTaTEST #LandslideOBAMA2012 Yes We Must

      • 48 Mel
        February 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

        And not to mention that the GOP are the oppresors of wamen they want to control the wamen uterus,
        but they and the Catholic church are O>K to provide Vigiagara and protect childmolesters PRICKS.

      • February 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        There are a lot of people who are remembering that the Catholic church didn’t properly deal with that molestation scandal. They may want to think twice about launching into a non-issue like this one. They’ve got enough cleaning up to keep them busy. They need to actually read the rule, review the fact that many Catholic institutions already abide by similar state laws with no ill effect, the fact that the church doctrine basically turns a blind eye to this whole issue using individual conscience as their excuse, the fact that churches are actually exempted and the fact that if they want to play politics – they are up against the master.

  9. February 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I emailed jcp,patty murray and gov.christine gregoire this morning to thank them. Mahalo to everyone here. You educate me, make me laugh, make me cry, inspire me….and tho i am not articulate like so many of you, especially lib lib (love librarians!) it’s wonderful to be here in this smart, caring community…but everyone here knows that….thank you everyone. Love you chips.. have a wonderful day.

  10. February 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Betty White is an absolute TREASURE. Loved PBO’s tribute and her response is so sweet. Smiling!!

  11. 61 anniebella
    February 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Can you just imagine were our economy might would be if President Obama had a Congress willing to work with him. But yet all we have is this do nothing Congress lead by that do nothing Speaker. 10% approval ratings.

    • 62 JoJothecat
      February 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      This is what happens when people don’t vote, want to teach democrats a lesson and vote in the “other” party, and basically shoot themselves in the foot. Women voted overwhelmingly for the GOP/Teaparty in 2010 and we had democrats running away from the President. Many of these same democrats are no longer in office so where did that get them? The question is will they do that again? will they run away from the President’s record or just wish to say nothing and ride in on his coat tails.

      • February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        JoJo, Barack Obama was not on the ballot in 2010 and a lot of state parties did a lousy job in rallying support. Our state had average Democratic turnout for a mid-year election and without the crazy loon tea party that would have been enough. But the haters came out in full force and the lackluster candidates we had, combined with an ineffective state party doomed us. Barack Obama IS on the ballot in 2012 and he isn’t waiting for state parties to put on their shoes. Our job is to spike the turnout so that Democrats flood the voting booths. I am 100 percent focused on that goal. If down ticket Dems come in on his coattails or fly in on their own, I can’t worry about it. Turn out the Dems and everyone wins.

        • February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

          Jackie, I know PBO was not on the ticket but in CA we were voting for Gov, Lt Gov, Barb Boxer, and I worked my ass off to make sure we sent all Democrats to the top jobs and NONE of those filthy rich GOP women – Carli and Meg. With the President up for re-election, I will work hard to get him and as many Dems re-elected in CA as well as for other House, Senate, Gov, etc., where ever we need to put more Democrats in office. That should have been the agenda in 2010 and for that matter EVERY ELECTION..TO KEEP THE HOUSE & SENATE DEMOCRATIC.

  12. 65 lovingandlaughing
    February 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    The pairing of the Betty White audio clip along with the PBO birthday wish clip is absolutely precious! Love it!

  13. 66 ChristiMTL
    February 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I don’t know why I watched Now with Alex……not long…just long enough to reaffirm why I never watch it.

    As usual, she always call President Obama….Obama……….I can’t stand that.

    Also…4 men discussing women’s health issues, contraceptives…..geez…

    Does Lawrence O’Donnel have a problem with the ACA?

    I saw his over the top rant last night…..and whatever he said today about it…..

    • 67 anniebella
      February 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      I watch O’Donnell last night till I got tired of his B.S.

    • February 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Re: LOD. IMO, the previous night he invited a old “liberal” man to spew and received a lot of push-back so he changed his tune and went emoprog. by re-opening the single payer “wound”. David Boies (sp) calmly kaboshed him on that point too. Who knows what he’ll say today? I just hope we feminists (which includes men) take the time to shoot an e-mail to PBO and let him know that we have his back.

    • 69 Linda
      February 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      LOD…is wrong a lot of the time….

      • 70 L3
        February 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        Sometimes he reminds me of Rachel where he just digs in and acts as though he’s smarter than everyone including PBO. Mr. Boise basically made him look pretty stupid. He dismissed the whole matter as no more than election year politcs.

    • 71 Sue in Minnesota
      February 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      ChristiMTL….although initially LOD’s segment was making me uncomfortable…..I ended up really appreciating it and think it was effective on many levels. He dispelled the notion that it was a form of government takeover, left the gate open for further debate on the ‘public option’, knocked back the bogus 1st Amendment argument being trumped up by right/republicans/and the uninformed. Also for myself served as a reminder how easily we are diverted from facts and pertinent issues by emotions. Stephanie Cutter was awesome, as was David Boyce(I think that is his name).

      I don’t enjoy the political machinations, I for the life of me can not treat any of our Nation’s issues as strategies in a larger game that is the struggle for power. But thats reality, and sometimes reality BITES!

      • 72 ChristiMTL
        February 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

        He just made it sound like it was the worst bill ever….he mentioned the word ”compromise” a lot. Funny that Bill Clinton couldn’t do it.

        The process was a mess because they had to deal with Blue Dogs, Libermann, the wicked witches of the East…etc….there was no majority there to begin with.

        I just didn’t like his tone and from what I saw on Twitter, I wasn’t the only one.

        It’s not because Lawrence is sooooo intense when he says something that he’s always right.

        The bill will be improved with time… …..like SS was

        • 73 Sue in Minnesota
          February 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

          I understand what you are saying……I was ready to grab the remote….I am glad I didn’t. For myself I want to develope a thicker emotional hide and a finer tuned ear. I am speaking strictly for myself…..I want to become a better listener, more willing to consider ideas, and not so reactionary to the bullshit, which so much of it is, or be dissuaded by my emotional responses.

          I find myself almost hating Republicans, I do not want to become so intolerant, I don’t want to make space for hate in my thoughts. Thanks for letting me express my point of view.

      • 74 L3
        February 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        It bothered me that he never talked about the lack of votes for the public option, nor did he discuss any of the positve aspects of ACA. It seemed he was trying to blame PBO alone for the failure to get the public option.

      • 75 Obama Grandmama
        February 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        I agree with you Sue. I was about to turn Lawrence off as he was going off on a rant on why we needed the public option and the ACA was not good enough. Glad I ignored it and left it on as the segment with Stephanie Cutter was very informative and kind of turned around the previous blather by Lawrence.

      • February 10, 2012 at 12:36 am

        Great comment! I felt the same watching it. ‘reminder how easily we are diverted from facts and pertinent issues by emotions’ truly a profound thought and one we should all remember.

    • 77 jeff
      February 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      I still like O’Donnell. I guess I’m the minority here.

      • 78 ChristiMTL
        February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

        I like him as well, it doesn’t mean that I always agree with him.

        I have to like him if it’s only for the way he goes after Donald Trump….it’s hilarious.

        Funny stuff

        • 79 Sue in Minnesota
          February 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

          I love it when he kicks that blowhard to the curb. Sometimes my own ‘nastiness’ shocks me.

          • 80 ChristiMTL
            February 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

            Oh I so agree with you on that point Sue .

            I can’t believe the thoughts I have sometimes in ”protecting” President Obama., I never thought I would ever think that way….it’s an emotional response….I’m so not aggressive in real life, I’m a softie….I don’t like violence in any form.

            I never hit anyone in my life…ever….or smack or whatever….

            Well that’s the kind of thoughts I have now when it comes to the republicans:

            When Brewer pointed her finger at President Obama….my first thought was : ”Too bad the SS didn’t twist that boney finger of hers or shake her like a plum tree”

            I have regular thoughts like ” Oh I would smack his face, too bad I can’t punch his face….

            Maybe I am a nasty person and I don’t even know!!…..I don’t like it that I think like that but I can’t help my reactions.

      • 81 Mel
        February 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        I do too many time he has give PBO credit for what PBO has done without any support from the GOP.

      • 82 nospin
        February 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

        I give him the side eye. Sometimes he goes off the rails. He is not as bad as Tweety, Ed or even Rachel but sometimes his commentary warrants a WTF???

        So I don’t dislike him, but I recognize that he is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get from one day to the next.

      • February 10, 2012 at 12:40 am

        No you’re not. I love MSNBC and even while they sometimes trash the president, they often are the only ones defending him, even if it is half-hearted. They do after all have to make news to keep themselves in business. I will give Mornin’Joe and pass though, except Willie is nice to look at.

  14. February 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Go Betty. The whole crew of MTM are all my favs. Is Ed Asner still alive ?

    • 85 ChristiMTL
      February 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, he’s 82 years old 🙂

      I can’t describe how much I love Betty White….that sweet lady, animal lover….she’s just fantastic.

      ….and she’s hilarious!

      • February 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        yeah, that whole show was hilarious. I recently saw a pic of MTM getting life-time award (don’t remember which). Dick Van Dyke presenting her that award was sweet.

        My fav actresses (f.k the PC term actors for ladies)


        Goldie Hawn

        Michelle Pfeiffer

        Susan Sarandon

        All the girls in Friends

        and so on.

        • February 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

          Unfortunately, MTM is a Charles Krauthammer fan but I quess we can’t have all the Hollywood icons on our side.

          • February 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

            Really ? That’s disappointing.

            • February 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

              I don’t know where MTM stands politically now but I did see a fairly recent interview with Mary where she named Charles K. as her most favorite newsperson.

            • 90 JoJothecat
              February 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

              I like MTM too. I watched the Dick Van Dyck show and MTM show growing up. I also loved Carol Burnett and her comedy show, her whole cast were so funny. I also like Bruce Willis and Kelsey Grammer although they are both republicans. I was a big fan of the teevee show Blue Moon with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard. I also liked Kelsey Grammer in Cheers and his teevee show Frasier. I like the actors not their politics.

              • 91 edp4bho
                February 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

                I guess I’m less generous. In this ugly climate since the reign of Bush and company, that party turns me off so badly that the mere association by anyone to them, gives me bad vibes. I can’t separate who you follow from what you do for a living, once it’s known. There was a time I would split my votes among all parties, favoring the Democrats, but I considered the candidate. Now, a candidate, to me, who would follow the racist rethug doctrine of today makes my stomach ill, and there is no rethug out there who doesn’t know what their party stands for. It’s too in your face not to be known. Incidentally, I always did like Rhoda better than MTM. She’s more for real, and now I see her political leaning is progressive in the good sense.

                • February 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

                  I’m with you, Ed. It’s one thing to have conservative values – I have many friends who do, and I even share some of their ideals, but to be associated with today’s Republican party is a whole different matter. Today, at their PAC conference, they’re being spoken to by an anti-semitic, white supremacist, and they declined when asked if they’d dis-invite him. Santorum is spreading fear by talking about Christian beheadings. In Arizona, they’re introducing a bill today that will ban all collective bargaining, and the sponsoring legislator said that it includes police – stating that they expect too much, and they should just be happy to serve. And they lie.

                  When I see someone now who identifies with today’s Republican party, having seen what they stand for and what they’re willing to do to this country and this world – I have to question their values and their life philosophy. When the Republican party gets back to being human, then I’ll take another look at the people who support the party.

                  • 93 Sue in Minnesota
                    February 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

                    Their values are so alien to me…….the worship of money above all else and what I understand as selfishness, and lack of societal regard. Oh I’ll stop there otherwise I’ll be ranting all day. Essentially I find them cruel and dishonest.

              • 94 nospin
                February 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

                “I like the actors not their politics”

                so do I.

    • 95 MsKitty (@michelec64)
      February 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      He is. I saw him on a show last summer.

    • 96 PamfromCalif
      February 10, 2012 at 12:38 am

      Ed Asner was the voice actor for the Pixar film Up. He was Carl Fredricksen.


  15. February 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Here’s the PBO campaign playlist all together in one place:



    • 98 donna dem 4 obama
      February 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Meta!


      Let’s Stay Together is in the mix as well. I’m loving this.

      • 99 donna dem 4 obama
        February 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        The Boss is there as well.

        I love “We Take Care Of Our Own”

        • February 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

          They are all great!! Can’t wait for them to fire them up. PBO is coming here next week so maybe I’ll get to hear it. Trying to see if there will be any cheaper tix…….!!

        • 101 isonprize
          February 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

          I postedd BRRUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCEEEEE on last night’s thread. The minute I heard that song, I knew it would be a perfect fit for my President’s campaign. Of course I love Al Green, but Bruce? Are you kidding me? Yeah, baby!

  16. 102 Ladyhawke
    February 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm


    Catholic Bishops Demand All Businesses Be Given The Right To Deny Women Contraception Coverage


    The less shrill voices have implored Obama to “compromise” by broadening the religious exemption to let religiously-affiliated hospitals refuse women contraception. But the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made it clear they’re not interested in compromise. According to a report in USA Today, they aren’t just demanding a broader religious exemption from the new contraception coverage rule — they want contraception coverage removed from the Affordable Care Act altogether:



  17. February 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    • February 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Wow, great news. The legacy lives on.

    • 108 Obama Grandmama
      February 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Wow! That was my first thought of whom I thought should run for her office and I mentioned it in the blog announcing her retirement from office. I didn’t remember his name but remembered he was honored as a hero at the memorial in AZ that PBO spoke at.

  18. February 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  19. February 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm


  20. February 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Good Morning Everyone

    What a glorious day on this blog and here in sunny California. (rain coming tomorrow)

    CALL TO ACTION – lets follow Anne’s example and “send some love” to folks who were outstanding yesterday.

    Representative Guiterrez for his Food Stamp President video

    Twitter – RepGutierrez (202) 225-8203
    contact web page

    The Democrats who stood up for women’s health issues

    Barbara Boxer – CA
    Patti Murray – WA
    Frank Lautenberg – NJ
    Kristen Gillibrand – NY
    Blumenthal – CN

    the contact info for these folks can be found at


    Even if these folks are not your Senators, tweet them a big thanks or give them a call. It is always a nice change for their staff to receive compliments. It also gives us a chance to practice our activism, since with the Payroll tax and Unemployment votes coming up we need to gird ourselves for battle.

    Press On

  21. February 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  22. February 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks to creolechild for sending this story

    Analysis: Changes To Obama Housing Program Will Prevent 500,000 Foreclosures


  23. February 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Obama Administration Announces Major Steps toward Leasing for Offshore Wind Projects in Mid-Atlantic


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  26. 137 edp4bho
    February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Rev Al’s guest thinks the rethugs will have a brokered convention and elect either the “loved” Christie or Jeb Bush, who both haven’t had to go through the grime of the primaries and could do major damage to PBO. What think you all? Karen Hunter is loud and brash, so I hear her with a grain of salt. She thinks it will be tough for PBO to go up against a candidate who hasn’t been muddied. Just thought I’d put to you all what some might consider a real possibility. And Chips, you know I am no troll…. 😀

    • 138 Linda
      February 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Is Karen Hunter the Angry Black Woman that I sometimes see on Chris Hayes show ?

      • 139 edp4bho
        February 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        Now I don’t want to call her that, but if she is, she and we have every right to be. I also don’t watch Chris (any of them) so I can’t know for sure, but that’s probably her, if she’s loud 😀

    • 142 ChristiMTL
      February 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      ”for PBO to go up against a candidate who hasn’t been muddied”

      When your last name is BUSH, it’s a very bad start?….unless you’re part of the 25% Bush/Palin/Santorum crowd.

    • February 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      I can’t see this. I think Bush & Christie want to keep their powder dry for 2016 and both have their own baggage. Christie gets really nasty when challenged and Bush has his brother hanging around his neck like a rotting chicken. Jeb will want a little more space from his bro before he runs, if he does. I think the GOP will bite the bullet and support Romney. Brokering will come about as they try to get the other candidates to give over their delegates to him.

      What the GOP will then concentrate on is Reps and Senator races in every state plus local governments. They will want to stack the deck so tight in Congress that PBO will not be able to get anything done. This is where we have to stop them. Boots on the ground for our local candidates…NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! It will be a battle for every seat and one WE MUST WIN!

      Just mt 2 pesos….

      • 146 hopefruit2
        February 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        Neither Christie nor Bush can beat PBO. And they both know that very well. The media tried to peddle the lie Romney was the GOP candidate that “could beat Obama.” I knew that was never true – but now even the media has no choice but to admit the glaring truth.

        • 147 Pamela
          February 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

          They have to run someone, they may not end up really caring who it is. They have no one fit to be President , and they know it. Not in 2012, not in 2016, they just can’t create a capable candidate.. Things don’t work that way. They are lost, desperate, they will not win. I heartily agree with making sure DEMS get the house back and lengthen the senate majority. We will see some genuine change for the greater good when that happens.

        • 148 edp4bho
          February 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

          It puzzles me that some think Chrisite is so loved. He only has high approvals in his home state. Nationally, he doesn’t poll well at all, last I heard. i’ve got to keep reaching back to President Obama’s resolve to tolerate this “silly season” which I prefer to call “hateful season”. It goes way beyond silly. I can remember a more reasonable political climate before the advent of cable TV, which keeps shit going 24/7/365. Outsiders would believe nobody in the US goes to holy services anymore.

          • 149 ChristiMTL
            February 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

            Because he’s a bully….that’s the only reason….that’s why they love him…..they think he would put President Obama in his place…..

            Bullies are cowards….like Scarborough who pout or walk out the set when he is challenged…….

          • February 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

            I don’t think Christie is all that popular in NJ either. His war on teachers, unions and public workers is not endearing to his constituents. He has made some drastic cuts in his state & I’ve been reading that by and large his popularity there is eroding.

            • 151 MsKitty (@michelec64)
              February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

              I live in New Jersey and the last poll they took have his favorability ratings somewhere in the low 50s. His main strengths are in the wealthier counties (Warren, Sussex, Hunterdon) and the traditionally conservative counties (Burlington, Ocean, Cape May)…everywhere else, not so much.

              He’s also recently pissed off the LGBT and Black communities in one fell swoop in saying that same sex marriage is something that voters should decide, and if Black leaders had done the same in the ’60s they could have spared themselves bloodshed.

              And you can also add Rutgers University students and alumni (of which I’m one) to his list of enemies. In addition to the main campus in New Brunswick, Rutgers has campuses in Newark and Camden. Well in his latest power grab and effort to kick some business to his cronies, Christie is pushing hard to have Rutgers-Camden absorbed by Rowan University, which is also expanding from its main Glassboro campus. Needless to say those of us in RU Nation, which are many and spread out globally, are not taking this sitting down and have been contacting the media, legislators, and setting up petitions and protests to squash this idea.

              Christie’s up for re-election next year and if the Democratic opponent is Newark mayor Cory Booker (as has long been rumored), then he’s gonna have an uphill battle to save his seat.

          • 152 Sue in Minnesota
            February 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

            I am sorry to go here, sort of….he is a fat ass. I don’t think he is fit enough to be President….period.

      • 153 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        February 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        100 % agree, ag911.

        #AmericaTHISisNOTaTEST #LandslideOBAMA2012 #LandslideDEMS2012 Yes We Must

      • 154 edp4bho
        February 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        A caller just called into Rev Al to say that he seems to be a man of integrity, good values and morals, and asks him why isn’t he a Republican. Rev Al answered, because of all you just said. The caller then called him a lying MOFO. So Rev Al just asked “Was that Republican values?”. 😀 Rethugs are running scared as heck, people. And aquagranny911, I agree with you. Even if anyone thought Bush or Christie represented their conservative values, either one would have a hell of a job, in short time at that, to make the case that PBO has done irreparable harm to the country, enough to overturn everything he has accomplished, just to start over.

        • 155 lovingandlaughing
          February 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

          Oh I LOVE Rev Al! Thanks for that info edp4bho!

        • February 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

          Dang! I wish I could get Rev Al’s radio show where I live. I do watch him on MSNBC.

          • 157 edp4bho
            February 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

            I’d better get off this computer here at work, but letting you know, Rev Al will be on Maher tonight debating the msm/rethug poutrage of the contraception nontroversy. You can also hear a re-broadcast of his radio show in part, online at 1600amWWRL, from 8:00 to 10:00 eastern.

            • 158 edp4bho
              February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm

              My bad. Rev Al will be on Maher tomorrow night. He’ll be speaking on his show tonight about CPAC and that racist speaking.

      • 159 Diane
        February 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

        “Bush has his brother hanging around his neck like a rotting chicken” had me ROTF–love the mental image–And it is oh so true. I can’t imagine too many people waiting to vote for another Bush when we still haven’t recovered from the last Bush.

    • February 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Will Christie or Jeb Bush be running as a Republican, peddling their failed Republican policies that landed this country (and the world) in an economic crisis and two wars and debt to the eyeballs? If so, then they don’t stand a chance.

  27. 161 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm


  28. 162 Ladyhawke
    February 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm


    1) FACT: Members Of Congress Benefit From Contraception Coverage, But Seek To Limit Access For Women


    2) Mitt Romney Is Financially Invested In The Birth Control He Seeks To Restrict


  29. 163 Dina Heffernan
    February 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    HI, I am Dina and thanks for posting the video. It is the first time I saw it! Obama 2012!

  30. February 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Republicans Multitask Their Pro-Corporate Job Killing By Privatizing TSA
    By Rmuse

    The ability to complete more than one feat at a time is a desirable quality and indeed, multi-tasking is beneficial to save time and money in nearly any endeavor if a goal is well-defined and there is a reasonable assurance of success. Anyone who follows Republican politics understands that one of their major goals is eliminating the government through privatization to enrich corporations, and if Americans are harmed in the process, then as John Boehner says, “so be it.” Now, Republicans have learned they can multi-task and moved to eliminate government jobs, enrich corporations, and hand over Transportation Security Administration (TSA) duties to for-profit companies. Giving counter-terrorism duties to private companies may not sound dangerous, but Republicans are proposing awarding contracts to foreign companies as well as domestic businesses.

    Republican policy is if a government agency is successful, then destroy it by any means necessary by either defunding it, or transferring operations to a private corporation. In a conference report to H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Republicans proposed plans to expand the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) that allows private companies, instead of federal transportation security officers, to conduct airport security screening. Sixteen smaller airports use private screeners now, but Republicans believe corporations should handle all counter-terrorism activities under their expanded privatization plans.


    • February 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Is this like when they wanted to privatize our Port Authority and Customs back in 2006 or so until it was publicized that one of the companies hoping to bid was based in the Middle East?

  31. 171 Linda
    February 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    WASHINGTON — Don’t have the slightest clue what your health insurance covers?

    The Obama administration says that’s going to change, starting this year. Officials announced Thursday that private health plans will have to provide consumers with a user-friendly summary of what’s covered, along with key cost details such as copays and deductibles.

    Just six pages long. And no fine print.

  32. 172 hopefruit2
    February 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    And this is why the GOP & media are trying to distract with birth-control NON-ISSUE.

    • February 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Warning: slight conspiracy theory here. I’ve been wondering if investors are deliberately keeping the Dow Jones from hitting 13,000 – all hell would break loose if it was to break that barrier. It’s surprising that the gains have been so minimal since the winning streak a couple of weeks ago, even with all this positive news – and volume has been quite low. Might be nothing, but my radar is up. Something smells fishy.

    • 174 susanne
      February 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm


    February 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm


  34. 176 Ladyhawke
    February 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm



    Schneiderman: Civil & Criminal Investigations Will Continue As We Seek Accountability For Those Responsible For Crisis And Leverage Greater Relief For Homeowners

    NEW YORK – Winning his long, persistent demand that a wide array of sweeping civil and criminal claims not be released without investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today a $136 million settlement for New York with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses, the most per “underwater” borrower of any state in the nation, and the fourth highest dollar amount nationwide as part of the federal-state settlement. In addition to penalties for past abuses, the settlement includes direct relief to victims of wrongful foreclosure conduct, loan modifications including principal reductions for struggling homeowners, and funds that can be used to support foreclosure legal assistance and housing counseling programs. Today’s settlement, which also imposes strong national standards for mortgage servicing, fulfills Attorney General Schneiderman’s demand that he retain the right to bring legal action over misconduct that has not yet been investigated, a right that was absent from earlier settlement proposals.



  35. 177 meabloom
    February 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Happy Birthday NZ4Obama!! Another Aquarius.
    My birthday is tomorrow (yay me!) which I will celebrate at WORK. I’m still grateful.

    • 178 edp4bho
      February 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      “I’m still grateful.”

      I love this. So am I, everyday. I wish you a Happy Birthday a day in advance mealbloom. 😀

    • 180 hopefruit2
      February 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      This was an article from last year (October)!

    • February 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      The one thing I’ll say about this Iran and Israel thing: An expert on the Middle East was discussing the threat on NPR yesterday or the day before. The interviewer kept pressing him to specify what evidence there was that Iran was close to nuclear capability, since the expert kept saying that if Iran was to get nuclear capability in the next year, they’d reach some zone of no return. Well, the expert finally admitted that there actually isn’t any actual credible evidence that Iran is that close to having nuclear capability, but that they could decide to do it at any time.

      This is the same crap that the GOP did with Iraq. If this is the rationale for pushing the world into a third world war, especially with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the fact that China and Russia are feeling newly hostile towards the west (US, in particular), and the fact that Europe is in crisis – then this is the most irresponsible thing I’ve ever seen. I don’t care if Netanyahu and his GOP cronies hate President Obama – they shouldn’t be allowed to inflict such a dangerous and catastrophic situation on every citizen of the world so callously. It’s just wrong.

  36. February 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    New Hampshire GOP’s War On Lunch Breaks Shows Why We Need Unions

    The attack on unions is nothing new. Unions have been under assault since their inception, but the attack was put on steroids thirty years ago. The argument that many average Americans make is that since we have laws to protect the worker, so we no longer need unions. Unions had their place, but now with these laws on the books, unions are irrelevant and actually an obstacle to job creation.

    Well, for those of you who believe that unions are no longer needed, take a look at New Hampshire. According to the Concord Monitor, the Republicans are looking to eliminate a law mandating a lunch break after five hours of work.


    • 185 edp4bho
      February 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      The few comments there are very revealing. Everyone should start including these actions in talks about voting for PBO and Dems. Rethugs truly do want a serfdom.

  37. 187 Linda
    February 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    At CPAC, Rick Perry pointed out that he had cut funding to Planned Parenthood in Texas:

    Last year I proudly signed a budget that ended all state funding for Planned Parenthood in my state. Since then there’s been about a dozen of those clinics that shut down in the state of Texas.

  38. 188 Ladyhawke
    February 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm



    There are rules that “employers” must follow: minimum wage, workman’s compensation, work place safety, healthcare, etc.

    David Boise makes it plain…….


  39. 190 Andy46
    February 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    The FLOTUS is on Access Hollywood she is being interviewed by Billy Bush…its coming up. *sigh*
    so cool.

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