a promise kept

President Barack Obama speaks during a dinner honoring members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn and their families at the White House

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey




262 Responses to “a promise kept”

  1. February 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love Bob Woodruff. I can understand why he was invited, after his physical injuries his recovery is simply amazing.

  2. February 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    C-Span coverage has started

  3. February 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Jeez, walk away from the computer for a few minutes and miss being number 1.

  4. 20 vcprezofan2
    February 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Wow! My luck is in – entering on a short thread! Good evening Chips & TODville. It feels good to arrive in time to catch a piece of the action so I’m off to check out C-Span. ๐Ÿ˜†

  5. 23 defytheodds
    February 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  6. 32 Jenny
    February 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    General Dempsey (whoโ€™s a singer) quips his wife says the President has a much better voice.

    • February 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      that’s a duet i’d love to see!

      • 34 utaustinliberal
        February 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Me too. I thought no one could fill Admiral Mike Mullen’s shoes after his term ended. He so courageously fought for the end of DADT and went to bat time after time. His testimony in congress was so powerful and moving – when I think of the picture of the male marine kissing his partner and how it went viral, it warms my heart to think that Admiral Mullen helped make that beautiful moment a reality – and his respect and admiration for PBO was a joy to witness. General Martin Dempsey has filled his predecessor’s shoes beautifully. When I watch him on sunday shows, his fierce commitment towards our military men and women, his respect and admiration for PBO fills my heart with joy.

    • 35 CFWard57
      February 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      And what does the GOP have? Mitt can’t hold a note and Santorum doesn’t even try. You can tell he’s so uptight (what with thinking night and day about gay sex … SO forbidden!) that he couldn’t dream of cutting loose with a song. It would strangle in his throat. On the Dem side we have President Cool rocking his Ray-Bans and General Dempsey ready to cut an album mix of Celtic and Motown ballads with him.

  7. February 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Did you see this? Disgusting to the max. Disgusting Montana Dist. judge sends along disgusting racist anti-Obama email. (We have a lot of sickies in this country)

    • February 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Term limits for ALL judges.

    • 38 EDP4BHO
      February 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Not viewing but I recall a question posed to me by a white male co-worker just around 2007, during a discussion of major league baseball and Jackie Robinson. His question was “we don’t have that kind or stuff any longer, don’t you think?”. I told him, oh yeah, right! You think so. A whole lot of folk were in the dark about the truth always simmering beneath the fabric of Amerika. Daily, we could get by, with the gradual rise in economic and political parity among the ethnicities, but the office of President was anathema to a majority of the majority. Thank goodness, a sizeable segment of the majority is helping to keep us all from sliding over a cliff.

    • February 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      I will be calling his office tomorrow first thing to let him know what kind of American I think he is.

    • 40 anniebella
      February 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Racists bastard. But we can’t let these kind of fools get us down. There are good folks out there who are not racists.

    • 41 susanne
      February 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      this pig needs to step down. this is absolutely inexcusable behavior. is there a petition to demand his removal?

    • February 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      This is why I am so worried about Montana. The teaparty is very strong.

    • 43 miss pat
      February 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      I just spent a long time on facebook replying to some of the people who thought it was funny. It’s not funny. The President’s mother should not be disrespected. In fact I hate “your mamma” jokes. Miss Dunham was a good woman and she raised a wonderful son.

  8. February 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Hello TODers! Our deepest gratitude to President Obama and the USA men and women in iniform who make such monumental sacrifices to not only keep the USA safe, but also defenseless territories like the Caribbean.

  9. February 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Just wanted to say what’s up to everyone. HI!

  10. 57 CTGirl
    February 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Looking forward to this ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 58 collegekay
    February 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    PBO is so handsome in his bowtie.

    • February 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      In his bowtie, in a regular tie, in a t-shirt, in a dress shirt, in a burlap sack……..

    • 65 anniebella
      February 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      President Obama looks nice, okay where is the First Lady? You know I want to see what she is wearing. Don’t get me wrong, I love myself some POTUS, but I also love FLOTUS. Where is she?

      • February 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        Just added a couple of pics!

        • 67 anniebella
          February 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

          Thank you Chipsticks. I can always count on you. You know my dream is to hopefully meet some of you guys January 2013 at President Obama second inauguration. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

      • 68 CFWard57
        February 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        They sat at separate tables. She sat with a Gold Star widow of a deceased serviceman. She’s been such a friend to military families. Both of them are, but she’s the one who’s always meeting with them and getting groups together to talk about what the country can do for them since they are doing so much for their country.

    February 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm


  13. February 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Our President is truely a world class Statesman!

  14. 71 #1 obama fan
    February 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Wonderful speech President Obama..truly a heart felt thank you for all who where the uniform..past,present and future

  15. 83 GGail
    February 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Thank youuuuuuu Chipsticks for the heads up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Our President speaks with words that touch our hearts and our minds.

    What a man!

  16. 84 #1 obama fan
    February 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    oops WEAR the uniform

  17. 85 hopefruit2
    February 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I love my President ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 98 prettyfoot58
    February 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The President is so special…..sometimes i just cannot find the words to express it

  19. 99 Alma Blanca
    February 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    PBO always seems to strike the right pose and tone for each individual event. He is quite different from the guy who spoke to union members yesterday. This is an amazing quality. He does it without losing himself.

  20. 100 lisalovesobama
    February 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Keep Bo away from the steaks and lamb chops!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  21. 102 carolyn
    February 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The president always speaks in the right way for the audience, because he is true to his core, and is not one-dimensional. He has many facets…as do all of us. Each side we see is part of him. The media want to make hin THIS or THAT…..real people aren’t that way. They are multi-dimensional. He certainly is. HIs speech at the Arizona service was just as much him as his speech to the UAW yesterday. I don’t know why the press can’t grasp that fact. Maybe because they are all one-dimensional, and the politicos we’ve had and have in charge are all one-dimensional.

  22. 104 Ladyhawke
    February 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, that interview was just fantastic. President Obama, as usual, answered every question thoroughly and completely. There was one point that really hit home for me. And that was when he emphasized the importance of him and the commanders on the ground apologizing for the accidental burning of Korans. It was to protect the lives of our troops. I am compelled to repost a very informative post by Chris Weigant about the hypocrisy of the GOP presidential candidates who have criticized the apology.

    Apology Derangement Syndrome


    When Barack Obama does the same thing Bush did four years ago, however, all sorts of nasty things are said about him by prominent Republicans. Apology Derangement Syndrome seems to be erasing Republicans’ memory. They’ve made such a honking big deal out of Obama’s apology that the news media has jumped on the story and continues to push it.

    Of course, all of these “journalists” have the same access to the Lexis Nexis site which I have. Searching for these stories isn’t all that hard to do. I’m sure that every other president in modern history has made similar apologies at some point while they were in office, I merely used George W. Bush as the handiest of examples to show what hypocrisy and selective outrage Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich are currently displaying.

    To put it another way: this story wasn’t all that hard to research and write. One wonders why the overpaid folks in the mainstream media haven’t done the same research. Especially on that Koran-shooting story.

    — Chris Weigant



    • February 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      The Republican candidates would have been happy to sit back and encourage bloodshed and more casualties. They could care less about our military men and women and would put them in harm’s way to gain political points. None of them is even remotely fit to be CIC. I’m glad PBO put the latest violence in perspective. From the BBC and other news reports it seemed as if things in Afghanistan were spinning out of control, but the president made it clear that casualties were declining and things were calming down. He is always on top of things and always in control.

      • February 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        BBC, of late, has become horrible. many of the headlines now a days scream ‘deadly attack’, ‘deadly bombing’ etc. When you read the article, the casualty does not even cross singe digit.

  23. February 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    As usual, FLOTUS looks stunning…

  24. February 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful and blessed couple!

    • February 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      I know! FLOTUS is stunning!! She has such wonderful style & taste!

      And how wonderful treat for the military guests!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 116 anniebella
      February 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Eat your heart out Ann Romney, you can only dream and wish, but you don’t and will never come close to our First Lady. I don’t care how much money you have. It’s not about the money, either you have it or you and you don’t.

  25. 117 #1 obama fan
    February 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful Flotus !

  26. February 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Ok…I want that blue gown our beautiful first Lady is wearing. She should be on the Red Carpet!

  27. 123 Jenny
    February 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Michelle is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fine.

  28. 145 GGail
    February 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for the pictures of our beautiful First Lady

  29. 146 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    PoliticusUSA is back online!!!

    Gave them a shout out on Twitter:

    Calling out these vermen every day is what it’s going to take:


    • February 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Ah, phew! What happened the site Bob?

      • 148 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        February 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        Seems a combination of an attack and a total remake of their format as you will see when you visit, Chips.

        Jason had tweeted me earlier today thanking for all the support and that they were working with their security group.


        • February 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

          Ah wow, just visited, it looks good! I didn’t know if it had been hacked or if they were just re-designing – it was both?

        • 150 desertflower
          February 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

          So glad to see they are back and looking new and different ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad that you gave your support…one of my daily visits is to this site…thanks, Bob.

  30. February 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Oh boy, what a schedule for tomorrow:

    10:30 AM: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.

    12:05 PM: Arrives Nashua, New Hampshire.

    12:45 PM: Tours Nashua Community College.

    1:30 PM: Delivers remarks.

    3:00 PM: Departs Nashua, New Hampshire en route New York City.

    4:00 PM: Arrives New York City.

    4:55 PM: Delivers remarks at a campaign event.

    6:05 PM: Delivers remarks at a campaign event.

    8:20 PM: Delivers remarks at a campaign event.

    9:25 PM: Delivers remarks at a campaign event.

    11:10 PM: Departs New York City.

  31. 156 susanne
    February 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    i’m so glad our president and first lady are honoring military families this way. during the shrub years, i remember all the ‘support our troops’ rhetoric and bumperstickers and so on, but it was really about supporting shrub and his decisions.

    i grew up in a military family, and, as many of you know, blindingly bright polished brass, sharp creases in the uniform, and a proud display of rows of medals is thoroughly enjoyed by all. i remember my dad polishing his ceremonial sword, and preparing all the trappings of his uniform for the marine ball. and i also remember my mom selecting the most lovely dress, and cinderella shoes, and having her hair done.

    military folks put up with a lot of grit in their lives, so when an opportunity to look good comes along, they enjoy it completely. i truly feel the pride and honor that tonight’s event has engendered. thank you mr president, mrs obama, mr vice president, and dr biden for your unwavering support for these americans.

  32. 160 OzFan
    February 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you so much for your amazing insight into all things Presidential. Coming from another country I usually lurk but we are impacted by political decisions of your government (war, peace, the world economy, and much smaller issues that affect individual lifestyles) so I am thankful to read the reality you see – compared to the utter dysfunction of President Obama’s opposition.

    In my world we thought Senator Obama had an uphill battle in 2008 – until John McCain chose his running mate. We thought the US had regained its name as a “world democracy extraordinaire” when he was elected. We didn’t realize that 3 years later there would still be people fighting their own best interests to cause him grief. The current war on women which seems unbelievably 19th century heartless morality gone wrong has probably caused me to take more notice of your current political world.

    Your posts, pictures and positive thinking is an absolute delight. Your first family has charmed the world – how lucky you are that they care so much for their county and its people.

    • February 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you Ozfan, for the beautiful and thoughtful comments. What’s going on now with the GOP war on women is nothing short of astonishing. It is so misguided, so out of synch, so profoundly stupid and alienating that it seems a sign of a deranged and desperate party with no real core. ‘Unbelievably 19th century’ about sums it up.

    • 162 desertflower
      February 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      What a beautiful and heartfelt message,OzFan! Thank you for this.Some of us are just as baffled as you are about the RW lunatics, and they really ARE lunatics…so out of step with the majority of the country they’re SUPPOSED to care about and represent. As painful as it is, I’m glad that more and more people are beginning to see them for who they really are…they don’t like what they see. But these guys can’t seem to hold back the crazy anymore…and just proceed to projectile vomit their disgusting and offensive ideology. I think we’re all a witness to history. The painful, slow, excruciating demise of the Republican party.The big question is: will they learn from this and regroup into a more moderate and thoughtful party in the future that is capable of ever governing? We shall see….

      • February 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

        Good Evening
        I have given a lot of thought about why the repugs have chosen this path against women and why the Catholic bishops have done so. I am reminded of a conversation I had with someone many years ago. He explained to me 2 things:
        1) white men need white babies and
        2) the church needs to increase its members.

        He said white men are concerned about the US not being a white majority any longer. He said they are okay with Black/Brown babies because he can keep them illiterate, poor, drugged out, feeder system for the military, etc. It the aborted white babies they are concerned about and the fact that there will be no babies from LGBT couples (another reason they hate (the gays).

        The church states that any child born in a Catholic household automatically becomes Catholic thus they have a vested interest in stopping all abortions. These babies are their feeder system.

        I really think there is a lot to his thesis. I would add the dominance factor as well. Women bogged down having babies is not in the workforce, in school, travelling all over the world, etc. etc. Women’s work has been a tremendous ticket to their freedom and will not be giving it up.

        Just some food for thought. Seen through these 2 prisms it is not difficult to understand the War on Women at all.

    • February 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm


      but we are impacted by political decisions of your government (war, peace, the world economy, and much smaller issues that affect individual lifestyles)

      That’s why I am an obot. If only hos own party had stood by him thick and through, we would have seen many more sane developments beneficial to all around the world.

    • 169 prettyfoot58
      March 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

      hello OzFan…

      thank you so much for your supporting comments…it is nice to hear from another world view…and i agree…that there have always been Americans who vote against their own interests blinded by hatred and fear….

      but then there are folks who see clearly…..

      Thank you ….

      Presssssssssssssss ON!

  33. 170 nintendowii10
    February 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    We have an awesome Commander in Chief/President. He has been the President that ordered a rescue operation that killed Somalian pirates, ordered a risky SEAL operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, ordered drone strikes that killed a lot of Al Qaeda leaders, and he isn’t being a reactionary like President Bush in regards to Iran. Not to mention that he’s driving the extreme left and extreme right crazy because HE HAS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THEY DON’T!

    PRESS ON!!!!!!!

  34. February 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    That was a beautiful speech the President gave.

    The First Lady is lovely as usual.

  35. 173 anniebella
    February 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Let me say thanks to every military men and women who serve this country. A big fat THANK YOU. And to the families who in their own way serve this country too, THANK YOU. I am so proud that FLOTUS and Dr. Biden have brought to the country attention that we need to honor the families also. Bless you all for what you do.

  36. 176 desertflower
    February 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Did anymore know that Wyoming was voting today? Only 2,000 people voted. Romney “won”….

  37. 188 anniebella
    February 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    And just to change the subject a minute, how about Mitt saying he didn’t support the Blunt Amendment, then coming back afew minutes later saying of course he support the Blunt amendment. He just didn’t understand the question when first asked of him, America if you believe that I have a bridge to no where to sell you. Ann Romney, that is one of the reasons why your husband is a lying sorry campaigner. Don’t try to blame the media, for Mitt’s problems.

  38. February 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Ok, people let me tell you now, if you receive a forwarded email and you would feel uncomfortable sending the email to your minority friends but you forward it on to your friends and family who are not “ethnic” or minority, then guess what, I’m sorry but I’m gonna consider you a racist….TRUST!

    Federal judge admits he sent anti-Obama, racist e-mail<

    • 191 susanne
      February 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      this guy needs to resign, and he needs to feel the heat that makes him resign. not that little match thingy upthread! a big big flamethrower of heat!!!!

  39. 192 Pamela
    February 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Hi Everyone! Only a 9.5 hour day today, with little improvement for my lady. She’s a trooper tho, and we hope she might go to the nursing care ward in her building by Friday. Very busy days, I have missed a lot I can tell. Hugs all around, best hugs to Chips!

  40. February 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Chips thank you so much for the videos of tonight events.

  41. 197 desertflower
    February 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Very good read!


    For her book โ€œThe Submerged State,โ€ she asked a scientifically selected sample of 1,400 Americans whether they had ever used a government social program. Only 43 percent copped to having done so. Then she read off 21 social programs, such as Medicare (FFSOMED) and the home-mortgage interest deduction, and asked the same question again: Have you ever used a government social program? This time, 96 percent said yes, in fact, they had.

    According to Mettlerโ€™s survey, 60 percent of those who benefit from the home-mortgage interest deduction didnโ€™t think they had ever used a government social program. Fifty-three percent of those with student loans didnโ€™t think they had used one. Among Social Security beneficiaries, 44 percent thought themselves unsullied by the touch of government, and among Medicare beneficiaries, 39 percent said the same. Twenty-seven percent of those in public housing answered in the negative, as did 25 percent of those on food stamps.
    The implication seemed to be that Americans are hypocrites, or at least woefully uninformed. But in forthcoming research, Mettler and co-author Julianna Koch dig deeper, and find the reality is more complicated.

    • 198 CTGirl
      February 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Yep, ignorance is their bliss! Sad isn’t it?

    • February 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      PBO campaign should use that question often, “Do you use any of these 21 social programs ? if yes, then it’s your government working for you”

      • 200 yardarm756
        March 1, 2012 at 12:14 am

        Yep. I agree. It should be the first thing out of the Presidents mouth when giving a speech.

      • 201 prettyfoot58
        March 1, 2012 at 8:47 am

        YES ,…Amk….

        we need to challenge this notion …that government programs are dirty words….it is how our government work for us/…The Repubs have won this message that a government programs only help the poor…

        oil subsidies…those special tax loopholes….etc…for the wealthy are government programs…it is time for the Dems to take control of this message….


  42. 202 jacquelineoboomer
    February 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Wow. Hearing the old recording of war hero Bob Kerrey singing the song Waltzing Matilda on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show tonight = breathtaking.

  43. 208 desertflower
    February 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Was this downplayed today?? Because it’s a BFD.


    (Reuters) – North Korea has agreed with the United States to suspend major elements of its atomic weapons program in a surprise breakthrough that could pave the way for the resumption of long-stalled nuclear disarmament talks with the secretive state.

  44. February 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    State of play: President Obama will take his energy message on the road again Thursday with a speech in the swing state of New Hampshire, which he carried in 2008.

    The president will appear at Nashua Community College to โ€œdiscuss his blueprint for an economy built to last with a focus on American energy,โ€ according to the White House.

    It will be Obamaโ€™s second energy-themed speech in as many weeks.


  45. 213 Andy46
    February 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Thank Chipsticks, this site is a fangurl’s dream.

    Can President Obama and the First Lady be any more perfect *sigh*

  46. February 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Delighted to see this at CBS

    Romney clarifies stance on Blunt Amendment: “Of course” I’m for it

    this story talks about this flip flop


  47. February 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Read on Facebook: Ron Paul should not be dissing Sasquatch followers, that’s his base!

  48. 216 Pamela
    February 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I love that PBO toasts a gathering with a glass of water. It always looks as clear as his mind must be! Very gracious is he! On that note, goodnight all!

  49. February 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Handy chart showing how our reliance on foreign oil has decreased since the dubya years: http://goo.gl/JRYyz

  50. February 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Good Night Chips and TOD Family. Thanks so much for your love to all of us, Chips. I am so grateful. I felt joyful but heavy in my heart today, but I had a need to be in meditation and prayer for our family here and for our wonderful POTUS and VPOTUS.

    We are going to win this, I have no doubt, but I made a promise to myself to keep my heart open daily before a higher power than myself. That is where and how I spent almost all of my day today in prayer /meditative time for all of us. You all give so much on this beautiful site, so the least I can do here is to lift up Chips and our family in asking for blessings to come our way, and protection to be close to each of us.

    By doing my little part to help with my beautiful family here to get this job done is indeed a pleasure and an honor. We all have our gifts, and Chips, thanks to you, we are able to share them, use them, and appreciate this great opportunity to help a great and humble man, President Barack Obama to lead this nation.

    We are so grateful for our CIC honoring our wonderful service/men/women on this beautiful night. I pray that they will take courage with them in knowing that they have a CIC and a great support team in our VPOTUS, our First Lady, and our SLOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden. We saw the beauty of America in more ways than one tonight. Thank you to all of our families who are still serving us as well. Goodnight all.

    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( I thank you, our beloved Chips)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  51. 225 Andy46
    February 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Lol, did any of the evening news mentioned high gas prices today, after being outed as RNC
    pundit talking points? TIA

    • 226 anniebella
      March 1, 2012 at 5:27 am

      I was glad to see Bernie Sanders on Ed Show explaining the real reason why gas prices are going up. Speculation by Wall Street, and who’s side is Wall Street on this year? The Republican Party. I think they are working hand in hand in hopes of damaging POTUS chance of winning. I just hope and pray Americans doesn’t fall for the Republicans-Wall St. plan.

  52. March 1, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Aide: Santorum raises $9M in February
    By JEDD ROSCHE | 2/29/12 5:56 PM EST
    Rick Santorum raised $9 million this month alone, campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley confirmed Wednesday.

    The campaign raised $9 million for just the month of February, Gidley said in an email, adding that included 100,000 unique online donors and more than 130,000 donations. That’s double the $4.5 million his campaign raised the previous month.

    Despite coming in second in Michigan on Tuesday night, that kind of money gives the campaign a chance to hit Super Tuesday hard.

  53. March 1, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I bet you The President had a 50 million dollar month!

  54. 231 sabreen60
    March 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

    If Rachel Maddow hears the President’s explanation of why their has been no NYC ticker tape parade, maybe she’ll shut up about it. Sorry, but this is just one more issue where she thinks she knows better than the President.

    • March 1, 2012 at 12:31 am

      And she is stubborn! Earlier, she had a graph that said this President was more moderate than Bill Clinton.
      No way in Hell!!!

    • 233 SueBee
      March 1, 2012 at 12:52 am

      She was given that same explanation by a top person in the Pentagon, on her show and she still insists on clamoring for a parade. She got pounded on Twitter for that dumb chart about President Obama being more conservative than Clinton. She will never admit when she is wrong about something concerning Barack Obama.

    • 234 Jessica
      March 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

      She crying about a parade when we have 90,000 troops in Afghanistan; most of whom also served in Iraq. Oh please do sit down Rachel. Some of you let her back in your good graces, me NEVER!

      • March 1, 2012 at 1:58 am

        WTF is the deal about a parade? That war was a lie and a travesty for the world. Our soldiers served for many years without a clear mission, reliable equipment or CIC leadership. PBO cleaned up the mess and now we’re out. What is a parade going to do about all that? It’s a strange fixation. It’s like they don’t want to let go of it. It’s appropriate that PBO and his administration is more focused on health care and benefits for the veterans and their future.

        • 236 theo67
          March 1, 2012 at 3:04 am

          Instead of crying about a ticker tape parade for an ill-fated war that has many of the same soldiers now fighting in Afghanistan, she should be talking about the many programs that have been put in place for military vets and their families to support them once they return from war. She never says anything about all those good works, and instead just focuses on what’s missing – in her estimation.

      • 237 anniebella
        March 1, 2012 at 4:54 am

        There is nothing stopping towns and states or groups of people from having parades for Iraq soldiers. Rachel has money, why don’t she have a parade? I think when ask about this by Bob Wooduff the President answer the question just fine for me. Let’s wait till all our men and women are home from war.

    • March 1, 2012 at 1:52 am

      more jingoism from this woman and she whines about Obama being not librul enough ? The CD if it all burns.

  55. March 1, 2012 at 12:27 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The economy grew slightly faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter and a gauge of factory activity in the Midwest hit a 10 month-high in February, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.

    Gross domestic product expanded at a 3 percent annual rate, the quickest pace since the second quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in its second estimate.

    The reading, which was up from the 2.8 percent pace the government reported last month and reflected modest upward revisions to almost all components of GDP, added to the recent run of fairly upbeat economic reports.


  56. March 1, 2012 at 12:35 am

    10:00 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    10:30 AM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    10:45 AM
    Obama departs Joint Base Andrews en route Nashua, New Hampshire.
    12:05 PM
    Obama arrives Nashua, New Hampshire.
    12:45 PM
    Obama tours Nashua Community College.
    1:30 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at Nashua Community College.
    2:45 PM
    Biden and Secretary Vilsack deliver remarks at Iowa State University.
    3:00 PM
    Obama departs Nashua, New Hampshire en route New York City.
    4:00 PM
    Obama arrives New York City.
    4:55 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    6:00 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event with local supporters in Ames, Iowa.
    6:05 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    8:20 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    9:25 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    11:10 PM
    Obama departs New York City.

  57. March 1, 2012 at 12:39 am

    President Barack Obamaย has attended 96 fundraisersย since kicking off his reelectionย bid last year, according to Mark Knoller of CBS. The president is scheduled to hitย four more Thursday in New York, bringing his total to 100.

    • 242 anniebella
      March 1, 2012 at 4:49 am

      Jovie, the way I see it, ain’t nothing going to get done in Congress this election season, so POTUS have to do what he has to do. Which is raise money to defeat those radical do nothing Republicans.

  58. March 1, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Warren Buffettโ€™s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. is planning a second round of bonds to finance its $2.4 billion Topaz Solar Farm in California after investors sought more of the debt than was offered in the first public issuance for a U.S. photovoltaic power project.
    The first Topaz bond offering, for $850 million, was oversubscribed by more than $400 million. Fitch Ratings, which gave the deal its lowest investment-grade rating of BBB-, said the second tranche will probably cover the balance of the $1.265 billion in debt MidAmerican needs to complete the 550-megawatt project.
    The demand shows that renewable-energy projects, which provide reliable revenue through long-term contracts to sell power to utilities, are becoming more appealing to investors, said Chris Yonan, a project finance director at Barclays Capital, which led a group of investment banks in underwriting the debt.


  59. 246 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 1, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Good morning (at least I hope it’s a reasonable hour of morning and good when you see this, friend),

    Please expect to see these two tweets more than once ๐Ÿ™‚


  60. 248 susanne
    March 1, 2012 at 4:28 am

    good night tod ohana. pleasant dreams!

  61. 249 Michele
    March 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Rush the crack cocaine addict, called a college woman (Sandra Fluke) a slut. I think he called 98% of women sluts because we have used OMG,OMG,OMG, the birth control pill… Hey you sluty women speak out because I am Sanda Fluke… Hey Chips create a poster… Hey Rush ‘I am Sandra Fluke” you bastard….

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Rush has been rolling around in pig swill so long everything he says is a form of excrement. If there are ignorant baboons who still listen to his show I really pity them. Very difficult to live without a brain.

  62. March 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

    President Obama said: You know that freedom is not free……

  63. 252 Grab a Mop Grace
    March 1, 2012 at 7:00 am

    This nonsense where the Blunt Amendment can be “attached” to the Transportation Bill, really burns me up.
    Anybody ever heard of CLEAN BILL.
    I know that they all do this, but what the hell does Healthcare and Moral objection, have to do with creating jobs/infrastructure?


    Obama/Biden 2012

    • 253 desertflower
      March 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

      Well, since the Transportation bill is awful, then both pieces of legislation can go down in flames, and the American people will do JUST fine!

      Morning ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 1, 2012 at 7:48 am

        Df, it’s only the fact that PBO is in the White House that allows me not to freak out over things like an anti-women amendment attached to a transportation bill. The Republican-led House wastes hours and hours working against the people of the United States and produces not one single jobs bill or anything else that will help the economy. That’s the record they’re creating. And all their efforts will go nowhere because they will result in a veto. Willard, the Resolute, supports the Blunt amendment, although he would once have been against it. The thought of the kind of atrocities this man would sign if he were president makes my blood run cold. For the sake of all the women in the United States and all of our collective sanity, he must be soundly defeated in November.

  64. March 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

    NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (WTW) โ€” President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has formally opened its New Jersey headquarters.

    The offices in North Brunswick opened Wednesday.

    The Democratic president is seeking a second term in the November election. In New Jersey, Obama received 57 percent of the vote in 2008, compared with 42 percent for Republican John McCain.

    A recent Rutgers-Eagleton poll finds 60 percent of the state’s registered voters view the president favorably, compared with 33 percent who don’t.


  65. March 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Sherriff Arapio is going to release the Presidents birth certificate today!

    • 261 miss pat
      March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Wonder where he found it? Ah well, hope he didn’tg spend too much.

      • 262 susanne
        March 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        maybe somebody sent him one of the ofa coffee cups?

        and good morning, chips and toddies! just going back to where i left off, and hope and pray i have enough time today to catch up with you all. looks like there are lots of goodies here (as usual–and thanks again chips!)

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