evening all

Workers listen as Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Gregory Industries in Canton, Ohio, March 5


Latino Fox News (!!!): …. Latino voters favor President Barack Obama by six-to-one over any of the Republican presidential hopefuls, showed a Fox News Latino poll released Monday.

…… 73% of Latino voters approved of Obama’s performance in office, with over half those questioned looking favorably upon his handling of the healthcare debate and the economy, at 66% and 58% respectively.

…. the poll shows Mitt Romney with 35% of Latino voter support, to Ron Paul’s 13%, Newt Gingrich’s 12%, and fRick Santorum’s 9%.

….. In head-to-head match-ups none of the GOP candidates would garner more than 14% of the Latino vote come November…

“This is what we’re seeing across the country,” said Gabriela Domenzain, Obama campaign spokesperson. “The more Latinos learn about the candidates, the more they reject them.”

More here



TPM: On a day when the number of companies fleeing from Rush Limbaugh has snowballed, the conservative talk radio personality’s program is being immediately discontinued by a Hawaii-based station.  Chris Leonard, the President and General Manager of New West Broadcasting, announced today that Limbaugh’s program will no longer be broadcast on KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, HI.

More here

Thanks OZFan




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Media Matters


Energy.gov: Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that four new corporate partners – Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia – are joining the Energy Department’s National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide. The new partners announced today join with 14 other major national companies in committing to improve the fuel economy of the commercial fleets, integrate alternative technology vehicles like natural gas trucks and electric vehicles into their fleets, and reduce their overall fuel use.  Collectively, the National Clean Fleets Partners operate more than a million commercial vehicles nationwide, accounting for more than 12 percent of all commercial vehicles on American roads.

More here

Thanks Jovie



The Hill: President Obama’s health law has eliminated lifetime coverage limits for 105 million Americans, the administration says in a new report released Monday.

The state-by-state report is part of the White House’s push to highlight popular provisions of the law ahead of its second anniversary later this month. Public opinion about the law remains split, but the administration hopes that its strategy will turn voters against Republicans’ plans to scrap the whole thing.

…. According to the report, 59 percent of workers covered by their employers and 89 percent of people with individual market plans had lifetime limits on their coverage in 2009. That translates to 70 million people in large employer plans, 25 million people in small employer plans and 10 million people with individually purchased health insurance.

More here

More at WhiteHouse.gov


CNN: Republican party leaders may be surprised by the results of a new poll of institutional investors: A majority of them want Washington to fix the deficit the Obama way, with both spending cuts and tax hikes.

“They tend to be as a population more fiscally conservative than the general public, but they’re not as fiscally conservative as the most conservative elements of the Republican party,” said Brent McGoldrick, who coordinated the poll. “You see the pragmatism of investors coming through here.”

In fact, on this issue at least, the 56% who favor a mixed approach are largely aligned with President Obama.

More here



The Week


Steve Benen: A few months ago, Mitt Romney sat down with Fox News’ Bret Baier, who asked the former governor about his support for a health care mandate. Romney, visibly agitated, repeatedly denied ever advocating a national mandate policy.

When Baier reminded Romney, “Governor you did say on camera and other places that, at times, you thought it would be a model for the nation,” the Republican presidential hopeful got even angrier, snapping back, “You’re wrong, Bret.”

Actually, you’re right, Bret:

More here




From White House press secretary Jay Carney: “In May, the United States looks forward to hosting the G-8 and NATO Summits. To facilitate a free-flowing discussion with our close G-8 partners, the President is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit, which will address a broad range of economic, political and security issues.”

“The President will then welcome NATO allies and partners to his hometown of Chicago for the NATO Summit on May 20-21, which will be the premier opportunity this year for the President to continue his efforts to strengthen NATO in order to ensure that the Atlantic Alliance remains the most successful alliance in history, while charting the way forward in Afghanistan.”




Thanks CTGirl


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday, March 8. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and other U.S. and foreign dignitaries will also participate. Special guests this year include Ms. Leymah Gbowee and Ms. Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The event will be held at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State.

More here


Coming up:


1:15: PBO holds a news conference

5:30: PBO attends a campaign event at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington

7:10: PBO meets with members of the Business Roundtable at the Newseum

Wednesday: PBO will travel to Daimler Trucks Manufacturing Plant in Mt. Holly, North Carolina, to deliver remarks on the economy

Thursday: PBO will host President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana for a meeting in the Oval Office

Friday: PBO will travel to Prince George County, Virginia, to deliver remarks on the economy. Later, the President will travel to Houston, Texas to attend campaign events


343 Responses to “evening all”

  1. 5 symmetry11
    March 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Congrats on being 1st, Nintendowii10.
    Where is everybody?

  2. 7 desertflower
    March 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Romney Says Massachusetts Reform Could Serve As A Model For The Nation


    Serial liar can’t keep it all straight anymore….damn the bad luck, huh, Mitt!

  3. 9 desertflower
    March 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Shell Oil, too??

    thinkprogress Dear @Shell: Heard your ad on the Rush Limbaugh show today. What is your position regarding Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke?
    about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  4. 10 gngn
    March 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Haha, feel the Mittmentum!

    • 11 utaustinliberal
      March 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Don’t you just feel it Gn? It’s that thing around me that feels like wind but dies down a nanosecond later because it’s so bloody weak and pathetic. That Mittmentum is “fierce.”

  5. 12 nintendowii10
    March 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Fischer: Sandra Fluke is a Slut and Rush Limbaugh is a Victim of “Secular Sharia”

    Looks like Limbaugh’s only support is the growing irrelevant Christian right…

  6. March 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Ah ha, Chips! You sneaked over here again! I now have two browsers open to keep an eye on you, but I still wasn’t fast enough! Zut!

  7. 24 lovingandlaughing
    March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Chips, you are killing me with the first photo and mitt-mentum caption! Too funny!

  8. 28 nintendowii10
    March 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    An old video but STILL very much relevant:

  9. 29 utaustinliberal
    March 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Man oh man that healthcare factoid is POWERFUL. I sincerely hope the administration and especially the campaign team keeps doling out state by state information to voters about the wonderful benefits of ACA. I hope they focus like a laser on voters and different segment of voters like women, Latinos, African-Americans and show how this law is crucial and beneficial to their lives.

  10. 30 anniebella
    March 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you for the video of FLOTUS meeting the military men and woman and their families. And I have to mention that cartoon of Rush in the high heels and mini skirt , funny funny funny.

  11. 32 susanne
    March 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    yeah! one thirty and i finally caught up! time for some lunch! aloha chips and thanks for the great posts today!

  12. 33 Frenchie08
    March 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Just left this on the last thread. I hope it is OK to repost.

    Just got back from the Jazz Museum on 18th and Vine in Kansas City where I introduced the First Lady, Medhelle Obama. There were about 400 people at this fundraising event. It was just awesome! I spent most of the time trying to keep the butterfiles out of my stomach. I was escorted to the VIP section where I met all of these very important people and wondered what in the world had I done to me among this corwd! They had paid a great deal to be there and I was there by invitation.

    I got in line to have my picture taken . I came face to face with the First Lady. Let me tell you Michelle is sooooooo beautiful!!!! The camera does NOT do her justice. We are both tall and we both had on the SAME color skirt – green. When I went to hug her, I just could not help it. I just got teary. She has the most beautiful deep eyes and they are TRULY the mirror to her loving soul. NOBODY hugs like Michelle!

    I had to wait in the wings until it was time to introduce her. I just knew someone was going to go before me to prepare the way. That did NOT happen! They pointed at me and said go! I said now and they said yes! I don’t know what carried me on ot that stage, but there I was.

    I told my story about how my husband had been denied coverage for his emergency heart procedure because we had not called in advance even though he was in our car at the time and transported by paramedics. It took us months to get the insurance to pay. I said that is why we must make sure this President is reelected to keep Health Care reform safe because no one should have to go through this. I also paraise Michelle for her efforts for Let’s Move, and veterans. When I left the stage, Michelle hugged me again and said, your really did it girl! I was floating for the rest of her remarks.

    It was a great day!


    • 34 nintendowii10
      March 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      greeeeeeeeeeat! Sounds like you had an awesome time 🙂

    • 35 CTGirl
      March 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      So sweet! Thanks for sharing a part of your wonderful day 🙂

    • 36 utaustinliberal
      March 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!! Congratulations Frenchie. I’m so stoked for you! Thanks for telling us your story.

    • March 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      OMG How exciting!!!!! aaaaa! w00t! Good for you on being able to speak coherently cuz I can tell you that would that would NOT be me. How truly thrilling I’m very excited for you!!!!

      w00t! 😀

    • 38 desertflower
      March 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      OH MY!!!! That’s so incredibly wonderful, Frenchie 🙂 She is truly a wonderful inspiration…amazing woman. Inside and out. And you got HUGS!!!

      • 39 Frenchie08
        March 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        Thanks so much everyone! It was indeed a great day. It took me three days to calm down before the event. Now I need three more days to settle down.

    • 42 anniebella
      March 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Frenchie08, I am so happy for you. You got to meet our wonderful First Lady.

    • 43 hopefruit2
      March 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      That’s amazing experience Frenchie! Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m glad you were able to meet our First Lady in person!

    • 44 JoJothecat
      March 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you Frenchie for tell us your experience with FLOTUS. You present a wonderful portrayal of our lovely first lady….you took all of us there with you.

    • March 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Ohhh Frenchie, you’re so wonderful & brave 🙂 Congratulations and I’m so happy for you.

    • 46 GGail
      March 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Frenchie, reading your post brought tears to my eyes! I’m so happy that you shared your “First Lady Michelle Obama” experience with us. Keep floating girl – you did good 🙂

    • March 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Stunning. May I touch you? Need some magic.

    • 48 Mary Gray
      March 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Oh, you did so well. A memory for life and for future generations. I hope your husband is doing well. Thank you so much for sharing.

      • 49 Frenchie08
        March 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        Yes, my husband is doing well. He was at the event and I pointed him out to everyone. They applauded for him. It was so moving!

    • 50 Diane
      March 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Frenchie, Thanks so much for sharing this exciting event. I imagine that I would feel as you did. Walking on air for days after.

    • March 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      That’s wonderful, Frenchie! I’m so happy for you — both that your husband is doing better (and that insurance finally paid), and that you got to meet and introduce our spectacular First Lady.

      Thanks for sharing the details with us! 😛

    • 52 LunarSea
      March 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      That is uber cool. Thanks for taking us along. And don’t rush the come down, enjoy it for as long as it lasts.

    • March 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Frenchie, what an honor! We are so proud of you. Can’t wait to see a video of it. I know memories last forever. Thank you.

    • March 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      I am SOOOO Jealous!!! 😉

      Just kidding! I’m so happy for you! I would love to get a big hug from Michelle Obama! she seems so warm & safe! Like one hug will chase away a bad day!!

      What a wonderful opportunity!

    • 55 Cindy Sweatt
      March 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Wow! What an experience. I am so jealous. I hope you got some pictures. Make a big poster. I would. Thanks for sharing.

    • 56 Dudette
      March 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

      Frenchie! Ohhhhh… Myyyy…. Goodness!!! Here I am late to the party, reading about your experience with the First Lady and I have chills as if I were right there with you. I’m sooo happy for you! That must have been an enormous thrill! Sounds like you were able to keep it together. [I doubt I could have.] You did us proud!! 🙂

    • 57 PamfromCalif
      March 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

      Very cool…lucky you. It would be great to see photos or video of this event. Congrats Frenchie08.

  13. 59 TheShyLurker
    March 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    LOL @ Rev Al caption – Mitt Life Crisis

  14. 60 CTGirl
    March 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    “Ugly bedfellows” … Lol! :-).

  15. 61 defytheodds
    March 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Musician Peter Gabriel Withdraws Songs From Rush Limbaugh Show Over Sandra Fluke Attack

    Limbaugh sparked outrage when he called Fluke, a Georgetown law student who was denied the right to speak at a contraception hearing, “a slut” and “a prostitute.” Gabriel was dismayed to learn that his track “Sledgehammer” played in the background to the attack. His fans have been calling attention to the fact since Limbaugh made his initial comments.

    On Monday, Gabriel denounced Limbaugh’s remarks via his Facebook page. A spokeperson issued the following statement on his behalf:

    “Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Flute. It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter’s work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.”

  16. March 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Can the GOP be correct about the public mood in ANYTHING?

    A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday shows a majority of Americans support President Obama’s apology to President Hamid Karzai following a Koran-burning incident that sparked violent protests in Afghanistan. Among those surveyed, 56 percent backed Obama and 23 percent disagreed with the apology.

    Story here: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/poll-majority-of-americans-support-obamas-apology-over

  17. March 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    What a dour place the USA would become if Willard and Anne ever made it to the White House! They sure never seem to attract any warm responses from their audience. ;(

  18. 80 utaustinliberal
    March 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Totally off topic: I wasn’t born when the Golden Girls premiered and was probably still in the womb or in a crib when it wrapped up production but I discovered the show one day and it is AMAZING!!! The humor, the friendship, the issues they discuss – womens rights, education, gay rights, interracial marriage, HIV, addiction, sex, immigration – were relevant then and are still relevant now and all with that dash of wonderful humor. For those interested, there is an all night marathon of Golden Girls on WeTV right now. 🙂

    • March 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      really? not born yet huh?…..OK that just made me feel so very old…… 😉

    • 86 hopefruit2
      March 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      UT is young enough to be the offspring of many a TOD-er…yet UT is wise beyond her years.

      • 87 Obama Grandmama
        March 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        What I think is interesting about this blog is its blindness. I didn’t say color blindness I said blindness. What I notice is over time you get to know race, gender and age of posters but it takes a very long time of participating on a daily basis to get to that point. I really like that since it means everyone is being judged by their words and their impact only. A person is not put down due to their race, age or gender which happens so many times in the sighted world. I think it comes close to what MLK said about judging one by the content of his/her character.

    • 90 GGail
      March 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      UT, you sure do make me feel really really old. I was a young adult when it came on and an older adult when it went off the air. But I’m happy to hear that you enjoy it as much as we did….back in the day 🙂

    • March 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      I watch the Golden Girls EVERY day — either on Hallmark or WETV. I just finished watching the episode with Rose and her “little man” boyfriend — for the umpteenth time. I think my favorite episode is Dorothy vs. Blanche at the Rusty at the Rusty Anchor — 😆 😆 😆 ! That was/is a hilarious show, and definitely ahead of its time.

      • 92 JoJothecat
        March 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        Ut and all the youngsters that discover, The Goldern Girls, The Andy Griffith Show, Fathers Knows Best, The Monkeys, The Dennis the Mennis show, Mary Tyler Moore, Happy Days, That 70’s Show and all the shows that many of the Boomers and those that came after us have grown to enjoy are discovering for the first time will come to enjoy for the first time…..we are also reliving that experience with you! Kinda like a parent who sees the joy in the eyes their kids discovering things for the first time. I am so proud of our young women today.

      • 93 miss pat
        March 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        Rush would call Blanche a slut but she wasn’t. She just loved men and sex. I loved Blanche. She thought she was gorgeous and young. Sophia was witty with a dry sense of humor and Dorothy loved her mother like how my daughter loves me. Rose was dumb but oh so sweet. I can’t get enough of that show as well as I love Lucy. I am 65, look and feel younger on my good days. Want to be around to at least the end of the Presidsent’s last term.

        • 94 JoJothecat
          March 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          you will miss pat…..you will.

          • 95 miss pat
            March 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

            oh I hope so. I have a whole lot of living to do. I want to see how the Presiden’ts children turned out and I want to buy and read all his books. I saved all the magazines that has his pictures, the papers from all over that had his pictures the day after the election. I know, that’s too much but one day I will sit my grandkids down and tell them everything. Lord, look what me live to see! Sorry my Jamaican just flowed out.

  19. 96 Ladyhawke
    March 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Scott Brown Received More Than $900,000 From Financial Services Sector After Watering Down Wall Street Reform


    • 97 Obama Grandmama
      March 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Just saw a poll on Scott Brown being about 9 points ahead of Elizabeth Warren. I cannot figure that one out especially after the latest birth control issues have come up.

      • 98 Betsy
        March 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

        Me either. It’s really upsetting.

      • 99 JoJothecat
        March 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        well this is not good. Either we give to the DNC and DCCC to support all Dem candidates or we divide our donations with the President and the candidates we like. I gave to the PBO, DNC, and DCCC…who gives to the DINOS and the real DEMS like Elizabeth Warren but I can not give to all the individual candidates I like in a meaningful way. What do we do?

  20. 100 susanne
    March 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    okay, just want to add this link about the hawaii news station that cancelled flush’s show. manager says, if any of our announcers said what rush said, they’d be fired. also, he’s not planning to bring the show back after the dust settles. yes, i sent them a thank you letter!


  21. March 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  22. 103 desertflower
    March 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    WE ARE ALL SLUTS NOW!!! Sluts for Obama t shirts!!


    • March 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Funniest thing EVER!!!!!!!

    • March 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      naw I’m not really down with this one.

      But to each his own

    • 113 EDP4BHO
      March 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Not with that either. The word “slut” should never be affiliated with a man like President Obama. He respects everybody. Sorry for being the party pooper. 😀

      • March 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        I know what you mean EDP4BHO, but I just love the idea of taking the piss out of Limbaugh in this way, women using ‘his’ word and throwing it back in his face. Mind you, I’m not sure I’d be, um, brave enough to wear the t-shirt.

        • 115 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          March 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

          Agree, Chips.

          While I personally find it offensive to have the word ‘slut’ used in any manner, and I’m obviously not the appropriate gender to be wearing the T 😉 I do suspect that this is likely to be a very hot item on cafe press!


      • 138 Lorraine
        March 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

        I agree.

        • 139 JoJothecat
          March 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

          Shouldn’t that we Sluts With Fluke? After all she was the one who was attacked by the RW, not PBO…I think his support of her was not that she IS/WAS called one but was unfairly called one when she was not advocating to have sex as the limpballs and GOP is trying to claim. She was advocating for fair treatment from the university providing the contraceptives for employees but not for students who paid tuition.

          • 140 hopefruit2
            March 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

            Well the whole birth control issue arose out of a political desire to limit PBO’s Affordable Care Act. So I guess that’s the sentiment behind the shirt. Also, the people who make the shirts are thinking they want to get it to sell in an election year and will put PBO’s name on whatever they need to sell their product. I mean soon we will be seeing all kinds: “Mice for Obama” “Bartenders for Obama” “Nuns for Obama” whatever…

          • 142 desertflower
            March 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

            Exactly. It NOT ALL ALL that any woman is a slut…but he’s inference is that if you USE BC, you are. We pop it like it’s TIC TAC’s….it’s really turning his own words against him…not saying that we’re really sluts that are FOR PBO….I don’t know that I’d wear that either, but it was bound to happen. Solidarity with Ms. Fluke…because that’s what HE called HER for wanting B/C to be covered medication for women’s healthcare. That is all. After all, the Viagra and Cialis are COVERED MEDICATIONS UNDER INSURANCE!!!

      • 143 Obama Grandmama
        March 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

        I don’t like it either since it belittles the fact that it is inappropriate to use the word in describing women. I think when you make a joke out of it it diminishes the issue (which RL would like). I also don’t like linking PBO to the word. Sorry. Not funny to me!

  23. 144 susanne
    March 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    anybody know of a petition to sign for unseating the judge who sent the vile, racist email about pbo to his friends?

  24. 149 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm


    Continuing to support HZ’s idea:

    And, Frenchie, posted a comment in the previous thread but wanted to repeat how thrilled I am for you and your husband. What a magnificent honor and beautiful opportunity to meet the First Lady of the United States. Congratulations!!!!


  25. 150 EDP4BHO
    March 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I just happen to be watching Matthews, against my better judgement. The guy from Politico, and Chuckie Boy desperately trying to salvage Brand Romney. Chris told them their analysis just stinks…LOL !

    • 151 Lorraine
      March 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      That guy from GOPolitico is pathetic.

      • 152 Linda
        March 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

        I forgot his name right now…but I have e-mailed him about his failure to be unbiased in his reporting…..I told him and Politico that he needs to practice his poker face.

        They were both stuttering today……

        • 153 hopefruit2
          March 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm

          Is it ben smith? Is he dark haired with glasses and has a bit of a lisp?

          • March 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

            Jonathan Martin—–is he still with Politico?—-thought he branched off.

          • 155 Lorraine
            March 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

            No, his name is Jonathan something or another…. I think I don’t know his last name. He always looks like he is about to drool when he is talking.

            • 156 hopefruit2
              March 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm

              ROTFLMAO!! I know exactly who you’re referring to now that you mention the drool…he’s always making a slurping sound while he talks…that’s the “drool” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  26. March 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I didn’t know that Netflix was one of Limbaugh’s advertisers.. I haven’t seen it on any list. If we’re sure it is, then I will contact them and stop my membership until they stop advertising w/him. Ick it really bothers me that I’ve had Netflix for about 5 years and never knew this.

  27. March 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a series of fundraisers, according to three people familiar with the matter.

    The 42nd and the 44th presidents will appear together at events in the coming months in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, according to one of the people.


    • 160 Jessica
      March 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      I think Bill Clinton is slimy and egotistical and I don’t want him anywhere near the President or First Lady but whatevs gotta do whatcha gotta do.

      • March 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        I know. My initial reaction was: “Oh GROSS!!!” I’m so disgusted by him and I worry that his stench will contaminate this election. The man is a scourge.

        • 162 CEB
          March 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

          True. The president does not need his help to fund raise or to get people out to vote; he does more than fine on his own. If anything, i beleive that Bill will have a negative effect. I do not want anyone associating PBO with Bill and his questionable integrity. Plus, I do not want to see Bubba basking in the limelight of PBO and thinking that it is all about him. Bill needs to go somewhere and sit down.

          • 163 miss pat
            March 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

            I think so too. He has bad mind and I don’t think he means the President well. Don’t care for his wife either but since the Presidsent has her in his circle I guess I can tolerate her. She started the birther thing and she wanted to know if he could take the 3am call. I guess she got her answer. Bin Laden is dead.

        • 167 Chi
          March 7, 2012 at 2:36 am

          Bill clinton has ‘agreed’…


    • 168 Barb
      March 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Any idea when/where the Chicago event will be?

  28. 174 ChristiMTL
    March 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    UPDATE: Another radio station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts– 96.9 FM, WBEC– also says it is dropping the Rush Limbaugh show.

    • March 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Excellent news, keep ’em coming – thanks ChristiMTL.

      • 176 ChristiMTL
        March 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

        WBEC’s General Manager Peter Barry says his station hadn’t yet lost any advertisers as a result of Rush’s comments, and no more than a handful of callers had voiced complaints. But he says over the years he and station staff have grown increasingly uncomfortable with Limbaugh’s rhetoric.

        “The nature of Rush’s programming has always presented challenges for us and he’s always pushed the envelope. But this time he’s taken it too far.”

        • 177 utaustinliberal
          March 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

          Good for them. Rush is going to rue the day he attacked and verbally abused Sandra Fluke and by virtue, women and the GOP will suffer along with him.

    • 178 hopefruit2
      March 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      AHA! Rats fleeing the ship one by one…

  29. March 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Everyone

    Have missed you all the last few days, been busy with OFA

    had wanted to help launch pushback on Rush L today but no time. Will get up early tomorrow and get the info out. Seem like this issue isn’t going away. GOOD

    Here is a backlog of good stories you may want to view.

    U.S. Defense Contractors Are Hidden Investment Players in Renewable Energy Initiatives


  30. March 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    “Community College to Career” Kick Off

    Hilda Solis is such a hard worker


  31. March 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Another example of Obama awesomeness

    New Guidelines Planned on School Vending Machines


  32. March 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Romney Promotes For-Profit College Owned By A Private Equity Firm That Does Business With Romney’s Son


  33. 189 EWOK2
    March 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hi everyone, Rush unspeakable actions reminded me of another time long ago. History does repeat itself. Here is a quote from long ago, this is Rush’s moment, just like McCarthy, the beginning of the end.

    “The army hired Boston lawyer Joseph Welch to make its case. At a session on June 9, 1954, McCarthy charged that one of Welch’s attorneys had ties to a Communist organization. As an amazed television audience looked on, Welch responded with the immortal lines that ultimately ended McCarthy’s career: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.” When McCarthy tried to continue his attack, Welch angrily interrupted, “Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?”

  34. March 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    And off we go:

    Bill Clinton Agrees to Join Obama Fundraisers

    Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a series of fundraisers, according to three people familiar with the matter.
    The 42nd and the 44th presidents will appear together at events in the coming months in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, according to one of the people. The New York fundraiser is aimed at donors in the financial services industry, said the person, who like the others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they hadn’t been authorized to talk about the events.

    Ben Labolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, said nothing has been put on the schedule. Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna declined to comment.

    More here:


    • 192 Linda
      March 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      He better keep his big mouth shut about Keystone.

    • March 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      UGH!!!!!! 🙄 I can’t stand this man. Besides, was there ever any doubt that that overblown narcissistic toolbag would have ever refused? Not likely. I keep getting flashes of him making secret phone calls over to the Willard Camp. I wouldn’t trust Billyboy alone in a room with my 73 year old grandma, much less on board PBO’s re-election campaign.

      • 197 JoJothecat
        March 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

        Carville too….I saw his wife on CNN defending Rush Limballs and how no one has ever been able to “touch” Rush on his offensive statements….maybe this time his teflon exterior has wore off…lets hope folks.

  35. 198 nintendowii10
    March 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    on TPM, the emoleft is melting down over Holder NOT apologizing for killing Al Awlaki…

    • 199 Linda
      March 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm


      • 200 nintendowii10
        March 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        Seriously, they would rather see Bush and Cheney hauled away in handcuffs while millions are out of work, and they believe the money to prosecute them will come out of thin air. I believe the TPM writer made that article to take away from the good news President Obama has been having: economy recovering, troops out of Iraq and beginning to get out of Afghanistan, the Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke dilemma, etc etc etc. It’s obvious that these emoprogs are in line with the teabags and want President Obama to lose, it’s pathetic and sad.

        • 201 utaustinliberal
          March 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

          For crying out loud he was a terrorist. It’s a proven fact. He was recruiting other young people to join him in terrorist activities. The underwear bomber in his pre-trial hearing said Awlaki influenced him and recruited him. What more do they want? Geez. They certainly are not playing with a full deck of cards.

          • 202 nintendowii10
            March 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

            They keep on sniveling about “Well he was an American citizen, entitled to a full trial, and the Obama administration wants to assassinate and murder random people,” blah blah blah…

  36. March 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just watched the video up top of our amazing FLOTUS talking to the folks at the airport.. she is just so special. She stood their talking and hugging like she had all the time in the world to spend with folks. I could have sat here all day watching the expressions of the people while they chatted & hugged her, the love & respect being exchanged between them all.

  37. 206 hopefruit2
    March 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hmmm…you don’t say…

    • 207 nintendowii10
      March 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Maybe attempting to take President Obama off the ballot there wasn’t such a smart idea after all…

    • 208 Lorraine
      March 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      I’m calling it now, if flip floppy is the nominee, President Obama will win Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee (or come thisclose in the Volunteer State), I don’t consider Virginia because he is going to win that anyway.

    • 209 susanne
      March 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      yeah, and if they put in the name of an actual rethug candidate, pbo would do even better. some folks are clinging to their rethug tradition, but when they get in the booth, they have only one good choice–the dem!

  38. March 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Hmm, welp a 2nd radio station has dropped Rushbo according to Ed Schultz

  39. 212 Eveingeorgia
    March 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Bryan Fischer
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This article is about the U.S. sociopolitical commentator. For other people with a similar name, see Brian Fisher (disambiguation).
    Bryan J Fischer
    Born 1951 (age 60–61)[1]
    United States Occupation Conservative radio host, blogger, political activist
    Spouse Debbie Fischer
    Children Two
    Bryan J. Fischer is the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association (AFA). He hosts the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio and posts on the AFA-run blog Rightly Concerned.
    He is a supporter of conservative causes, such as the right to life and opposition to national health care, and has been active in city and state politics.[2] Fischer’s controversial comments on racial and ethnic minorities were cited by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in explaining the hate group designation they gave to the AFA in November 2010.[3]

  40. March 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I’m beginning to think that for the majority of advertisers, were looking ofr a reason to drop Rush and this as my grandma would say “worked on her last nerve” and once you she was on her last nerve, ya know you were in for an ass whipping.

    I think this latest from Rush particularly since he went after a non-public figure and someone who advertisers and some listeners could visualize as their own daughters, sisters, mothers, aunt, was the point at which Rush hit “the last nerve”

  41. March 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    We NEED more women in Congress, especially with Gabby Giffords leaving. Here is a great opportunity to add a positive name to the list in the Washington 1st Congressional District. I invite you to read my blog post on TPV where I introduce you to Suzan DelBene, candidate for the WA-01. http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/03/meet-suzan-delbene.html

  42. 217 CTGirl
    March 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Watching Ed, he’s covering Rush. I am telling you, Rushie is a nasty narcissistic jerk!

  43. 221 Lorraine
    March 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Axe on Cooper CNN. He did great as usual. Cooper asked him about that USA/GOPgallop poll, of course he explained to Cooper in his eloquent way that that poll was one of 12 only had flip floppy leading President Obama. He also said that the President knows the race will be close (I’m not sure of the exact words) in November.

  44. March 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    OK, chicas. Now we’re hitting @BareEscentuals to drop Rush.

    You know the drill.


  45. 226 Tally
    March 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  46. March 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    President Barack Obama talks with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Oval Office, March 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  47. March 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    So whatever happened to Occupy Wall Street? Haven’t heard about them in a while but can’t say that I miss them. The message is sound, the follow-through was absolute shyte.

    • 241 L3
      March 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      There was someone on MSNBC last weekend (didn’t get his name) who actually had the nerve to ask PBO, rhetorically, when was he going to lead the OWS movement because PBO said everyone should be involved. He implied they were doing what PBO suggested and that he was leaving OWS high and dry by not asssuming leadership of their “movement.” I couldn’t believe it. I seem to recall them saying they were leaderless intentionally, they were apolitical and they didn’t believe voting was the answer. Oh and by the way, they were mic checking PBO at his events. Why would PBO want to allign himself with folks that clearly don’t know what they stand for?

      • March 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

        I also heard that dumb comment but do not remember who it was.

      • March 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        That guy is full of total Horseshit! OWS pissed on anyone that tried to help them and if you were affiliated with Pres.Obama in anyway, forget it. Don’t come running to Pres.Obama now that you need his star power to elevate the “movement” again.

        You know who they need to talk to? The good folks of Wisconsin and Ohio. Somehow they manage to organize and protest w/o Pres.Obama holding their hand.

  48. 245 eveingeorgia
    March 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    That’s brains, class, and integrity at work, TOD family. Can’t imagine replacing this reality for the nightmare that’s trying to get in.

    We must work hard, y’all, do all we can!

    Obama/Biden 2012

  49. 246 hopefruit2
    March 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I know it’s a bit early but for folks who like to plan ahead and who normally take vacations around October…here is the Presidential debate schedule for 2012

    Debate 1 – Wed October 3rd (Colorado) – PBO & GOP nominee. Time TBA
    Debate 2 – Thur October 11 (Kentucky) – VP Biden & GOP VP Nominee. Time TBA
    Debate 3 – Tue October 16 (New York) – PBO & GOP Nominee. Time TBA.
    Debate 4 – Mon October 22 (Florida) – PBO & GOP nominee. Time TBA.


  50. 249 Lorraine
    March 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Okay, I’m ducking…… First lady Barbara Bush ain’t so bad.


    Money quote: “I’m very much for Mitt Romney, as I guess is my husband — I’m endorsing him for George.”

    Also, When recording the call, she omitted an anti-Obama line in the script, according to her spokesman.

    Things that make you go hmmmm, I wonder what President H.W. and Governor Jeb talked to President Obama about during their visit.

    • 250 hopefruit2
      March 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Why couldn’t Jeb and Poppy come out on their own and endorse Romney if they really felt he were the guy for the job? Sending Barbara to give a half-arsed endorsement is worse than damning with faint praise. Also, why did the media run with the original script if the Romney camp didn’t mean to put it out there to make it seem like she actually mouthed those words in her Robocall, only to say that she didn’t when they got some backlash?

      • March 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

        Because Jeb and the old man dies not want to be tied to Robney and his far right immigration policy!

      • March 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        I knew this yesterday. Even if she did use the full ad script, it still seemed that she was doing this for party duty, not because she really enthusiastically endorsed him. I mean, you at least want someone to talk about you and what you have done. What your drive is in getting this country to where you want it to be. Not, vote for him because hes a Republican.

      • 253 Lorraine
        March 6, 2012 at 12:29 am

        That is a great question, hope. I just think the Bushes aren’t as excited to see President Obama’s time in the White House to end. The lame stream media will magnify differences to get ratings. It wouldn’t be an exciting story if there wasn’t a little controversy, contrived or not. Flip flop never met a lie that he didn’t like.

    • 254 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      I think it’s a reasonable assumption that President HW Bush admires President Obama and loathes Mitt. Could be wrong 😉

      Son Jeb is smart enough to know PBO would kick his butt even if both his legs were tied to a chair 😀


      • March 6, 2012 at 12:07 am

        If Jeb ever had any intentions of running in the 2016 election, I would imagine that he wants President Obama to clean up the mess his brother left. Once inside that voting booth anything goes and I wouldn’t be surprised if some old GOPers might flip the switch for our President if they have any working brain cells.

      • 257 Lorraine
        March 6, 2012 at 12:31 am

        Great minds think alike, love. hmmmmmm

    • 259 57andFemale
      March 6, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Didn’t the robocall say “we can’t afford another four years of Obama.”? Nothing positive about Romney, just negative against PBO. Barbara Bush gets so credit from me.

  51. March 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Just because:

    Jack Dorsey is the founder of twitter and lives a couple of neighborhoods over from me. He’s been tweeting some awesome photos lately.

  52. March 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Love the ‘mitt mania’ pic.

    If only looks can kill…… 🙂

  53. 275 Ladyhawke
    March 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Ed Schultz just played of clip of Chris Wallace confronting Rick Santorum on his President Obama is a snob because he wants people to go to college . It was shocking to see Chris Wallace correcting the record and explaining to Rick Santorum exactly what President Obama actually said. The hemming and hawing that ensued was laughable. Santorum was stumbling all over himself and looking pretty sheepish. The man is a rank amateur.

    • 276 anniebella
      March 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      So Sick Rick response to what Wallace said was what?

      • 277 Ladyhawke
        March 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        Chris Wallace Grills Rick Santorum Over Birth Control Opposition, Charity, & Education Remarks


        Turning to a more contentious issue for Santorum, Wallace brought up the candidate’s comments that Obama is a “snob” for wanting to send everyone to college. Wallace played a clip of what Obama actually said, and then highlighted a selection from his website when he was running for reelection to the Senate in 2006. Wallace pointed out that what Santorum has been saying on education is not that different from what Obama’s been saying. Santorum justified the discrepancy thusly:

        “Maybe I was reading some things that… I’ve read some columns where, at least it was characterized that the president said we should go to four-year colleges. If I was in error on that, I certainly… if you say you haven’t found that, I’ve certainly read that. If it was in error, then I agree with the president.”



  54. 280 Ladyhawke
    March 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Right now, Rachel Maddow is eviscerating the GOP and their “Who’s On First, I Don’t Know, Third Base” primary campaign. The entire affair is a big mess. The vote counting in these primaries can not be trusted. There have been screw ups and oddities at almost all of the states. And this is the party that is actively trying to disenfranchise voters in the general election. The mind reels…..

  55. 281 hopefruit2
    March 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Willard’s favorite joke that has him rolling on the floor in stitches every night.

    Knock Knock..
    Who’s there?
    Rick who?
    Rick Santorum.

    End of joke.

  56. March 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Evening All! I see I have a lot of goodies to read through on TOD!

    I hope everyone had a good day!!

    ps desertflower, I am praying that your husband gets a wonderful opportunity come his way!!

  57. March 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I guess the NATO summit is being held at Camp David and not Chicago?

  58. 311 CEB
    March 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    The problem will all of these grade F republican pretenders is that they think “If the black guy was elected president, anyone can be; so I’ll throw my hat into the ring.” What their racist hearts cannot let them believe is the truth that so many voted for this special man because they saw his integrity, believed in his vision for the country, and realized that he wanted to be president to do something, not to be something. Many saw his consistency over the years and knew that he meant what he said and that he would do all that was in his power to keep the promises that he made to us. We all saw a bit of ourselves, our children, our friends, etc. in him and formed a connection that caused many who had never donated to a campaign to do so; to work for a candidate for the first time, to go to a political rally. He let us know that we really do have the power to be the change that we wanted; that we were the ones that we were looking for. These republicans clearly hate most Americans, so why would they want to serve those that they despise? Ego and hate is all that they know. Their souls are small and cramped, filled with vile ideas that could turn our country into a horror. But, we will stop them because we want a more inclusive, fair country that lifts us up rather than one that tears us down. It is time for our better angels (we had 8 years of the bad ones) to lead the way.

    • 312 JoJothecat
      March 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Bravo CEB…beautifully said.

    • 313 L3
      March 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      You are so right. They’ve allowed their prejudices against people of color to make them believe that if PBO could do it surely they can do it too because there is no way he’s smarter than they are. In their alternate universe they convince themselves that somehow PBO just stumbled into the White House. They are finding it is not easy to run for president. It’s hard work and it should be. I guarantee none of them have had to work this hard in their lives and after they’ve all been defeated they will know without a doubt how special PBO is. They know it now but they’ll never admit it.

      • 314 EDP4BHO
        March 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        Thank you L3. You and CEB have echoed the greatest truth, and that is PBO is just a black man, and if he can be President, then anyone can. Problem is, they pride themselves on being of higher intelligence by virtue of white skin, but I say- if white skin is the barometer, and PBO is part white, then why is he smarter than they who are all white? Simple, huh?

    • 315 Pamela
      March 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you, CEB, for this heartfelt voice.

    • 316 EDP4BHO
      March 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      And to you I say, amen and bravo and touche and amen again ! 😀

    • March 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      he wanted to be president to do something, not to be something.


    • March 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      The problem will all of these grade F republican pretenders is that they think “If the black guy was elected president, anyone can be; so I’ll throw my hat into the ring.

      tell it.

      and, they won’t admit the obvious..

      Barack Obama is a Black man who got ELECTED President of the United States. That he’s smarter than all of them put together – well, it’s a given.

    • March 5, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      this is so true, and I hope you don’t mind, I think I’m going to make it a jumping off point for a post I’ve wanted to do.

  59. March 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm


    1:15: PBO holds a news conference

    5:30: PBO attends a campaign event at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington

    7:10: PBO meets with members of the Business Roundtable at the Newseum

  60. 321 yardarm756
    March 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Is anyone watching RM? She just had Connie Schultz on and that lady was awesome. Flush and the rethugs are in big trouble. It don’t pay to piss-off a bunch a women folk. It’s worst than locust on a wheat field.

    • March 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      I watched RM and that interview with Connie Schultz was fabulous, what a wonderful and smart woman, wife of Sherrod Brown

    • 323 Diane
      March 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      You are so right yardarm! I still don’t think they realize yet that this is not a news cycle event. Eventually the GOP heavies will have to make this go away as it is killing their women voter support. To make this go away Rush will have to go away. This daily dribble of sponsors and now radio stations dropping Rush continues to keep this in the news. And women are truly pissed and awake this is not going to a back burner. Just a daily turning up the heat on Rush. Like all bullies he is a coward and he is going to crack!

      • 324 yardarm756
        March 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        It’s not even gonna go away then. No one on the right has yet to stand up. That ain’t gonna get too many votes.

    • 325 Pamela
      March 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      This’ll learn ’em, ya’ think?

  61. 327 sjterrid
    March 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I hope I do this right. I loved this from the Borowitzreport.com, I wanted to share this with the TOD family: borowitzreport.com, I think the link is bit.ly/YOB5Lv. The title is ‘We Are Terminating Our Relationship…’

  62. 331 LDS
    March 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    @CEB thank you. You said what has been in my heart, mind and soul since I voted for this wonderful President.
    Good evening Chips and family. Relaxing and safely at home after driving a hard working newly positioned Staff Worker named LB. She starts full time training in PA as a full time salary Staff employee at OFA.

    She has worked hard none stopped as Fall/Spring Fellow since last year and I was drawn to her table outside the Upper West Side in Manhattan. It was a pleasure to accompany her and her personal chauffeur(he loving calls himself that) because we love her so much and so proud of her. During the three hour drive, we shared our thoughts, love and respect for the President and his administration. Never in our lifetime did we think we would be volunteering, donating and spending hours phone banking and canvassing for anyone dealing with politics in these United States.

    I am so proud of Sandra Fluke’s appearance on the “Shrew”. She truly took them to school. I called that Taming of the Shrews. She made them all look like students.

    I saved the best for last. Our First Lady showing much love taking her time connecting with each and every person. I smiled so hard I felt as if I was on the line and I was next. What a joy to watch!

  63. 332 Pamela
    March 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Here is number 271, straggling in to say, Whew.

  64. 334 LDS
    March 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    DF, I am praying for your husband. Hold on……your breakthrough is coming.

  65. March 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Please help spread the word about this White House We the People petition to remove Limbaugh from the Armed Forces Network. So far we have 11,806 signatures. We need 13,194 more before April 3rd to get this bumped up to those in charge.


    Please share on FB, twitter, email, etc. Thank you!

  66. March 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    OK sick girl is going to bed. nite nite TOD

  67. 339 carolyn
    March 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I guess I’m number 272…that’s fine. Love all the comments, CEB you expressed exactly what I’ve been thinking. The pettiness of these people never ceases to boggle my mind. I so admire President and Mrs. Obama. They faced the run realistically and still deal realistically with all the nonsense, yet are compassionate towards people…..amazing people! I think people do not know what to do with the President, because he is NOT the typical glib, surface surfing politician we’ve become accustomed to. He has depth, compassion, SMARTS, so many qualities we have not seen in leaders in years. I am so thankful I have lived long enough to be part of the Age of Obama!!!

  68. 340 CEB
    March 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks everyone for your encouraging replies to my comment upthread.

    Everyone in this time zone, have a restful night.

    Good morning amk, have a great day.

  69. March 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    WASHINGTON–First Lady Michelle Obama headlined a fund-raiser on Friday–to help bankroll the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C.–where the top price tag was a whopper– $100,000 per couple. This multi-tiered Charlotte fund-raiser–with a star headliner–was the biggest event to date for the convention.
    Mrs. Obama is picking up her fund-raising pace, hitting Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. last Friday and St. Louis, Kansas City and Boston this week. Before that, at the end of February she was in Cincinnati and Louisville hunting for campaign cash.
    Mrs. Obama–as does President Obama and presidents before him–usually piggybacks some official events on her campaign swings so make her travel seem less political by drawing a spotlight to her signature issues, providing a rationale for the government expense involved.


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