got game?


President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive in the UD Arena to watch the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

โ€ฆ.. interviewed by Clark Kellogg at half time

400 Responses to “got game?”

  1. 23 tally
    March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    HA! Cameron wants to be PBO!

  2. 26 Pamela
    March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Snowing in Seattle! 3rd?

  3. 27 Jessica
    March 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    There goes my Secret Service studman on the far right in the first pic. He treats Mrs. Obama like a Queen. Much respect.

  4. 28 joyce
    March 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    hello everyone Our president is so cool

  5. 29 vcprezofan2
    March 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hi y’all! I’m near the top…again. Whoowhee! Ahem. Evening TODville! : lol:

    • March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      You remind me of Willard, VC …… so near, yet sooooooooooooooooooooooooo far ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 31 vcprezofan2
        March 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        Willard, Chips? Oh CC, you wound me! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ This is enough to make me reconsider your BFF status. **muttering ‘Willard? Ugh! There’s just so much a friend should accept…Willard! Gotta rethink this friendship thing**

        • March 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

          I’m sorry VC, I completely withdraw that comparison. Seeing as you’re usually 3rd you’re actually more the Newt of TOD.

          (Running away, really fast)

          • 33 vcprezofan2
            March 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

            *nose in air** Sniff! Run all you want, C. I can’t run but I can be devious like Newtie. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ I’m going to show you ‘newt’ by slipping a little one under your pillow one of these days. Be afraid (unless of course I win before the deed can be arranged)!

  6. 35 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Has the half-time interview been completed yet?

  7. 36 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Is our President is wearing his favorite checkered shirt?

      March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm


    • March 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Halftime coming up—-PBO in a blue checked shirt—duh!— but it may be a new one!!! The checks don’t look quite so faded, but I will have to study it during interview to make sure about this startling development. Stay tuned!

    March 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm


  9. March 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    PM Cameron has quite a twinkle in his eyes here, he looks excited.

    POTUS going to interview at the half it sounds like.

  10. 41 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm


  11. 42 MTmarilyn
    March 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I asked at the bottom at last post if anyone has heard from HZ. I miss her posts.

    We have truTV, we are watching the game and our President.

    • 43 Bill
      March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Good luck to your Grizzlies in March Madness.

      • 44 MTmarilyn
        March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

        Thank you. It’s scary because someone has said it could be an upset. They are playing good right now. They play Thurs afternoon.

    • 45 vcprezofan2
      March 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      MT she was here yesterday or the day before discussing the OFA meeting in LA this Thursday. She can’t make it as she’s in pain and it’s too far, but she hopes the LA TOD-ites can meet eventually in Pasadena.

      • 46 MTmarilyn
        March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        Thank you vc, I just miss her posts. She is such an inspiration. I always keep her in my prayers.

        • 47 GGail
          March 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

          Yes, lets keep our dear HZ in our prayers. She has medical appointments this week. And we will indeed plan to have a meet & greet with HZ when she feels up to it.

  12. March 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    this is a test…got a new laptop, windows 7and it’s been hit or miss every since….*@%^$@!*&%&* AAARRRGGGHHHH!
    Let’s see if this posts. If don’t here from me, it’s this soon-to-be tossed out of the window piece of…..

  13. 53 CTGirl
    March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    He is coming up after the break! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. March 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    More pics added to the post, will keep updating. I’m still laughing at Dotster’s husband telling her the President was at the game talking to ‘some guy’ beside him. ๐Ÿ˜†

  15. March 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    those coaches are very entertaining lol

    • 65 nospin
      March 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      I thought you wrote the cockroaches are entertaining.

      I switched back to MSNBC to hear the results of the Republican elections. lolololol

  16. 66 Titti
    March 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Bet DC is wishing he had that type of ‘love’ back home – keep on dreaming Dave. Ok, done lurking for tonite – *opens door and creeps out*.

    • 67 Bill
      March 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Prince Harry, maybe, David Cameron, no.,

    • 68 vcprezofan2
      March 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Welcome Titti! No need to creep, just grab a seat. This President has been broadening my horizons ever since he introduced me to Chipsticks. This is my second time at a live basketball game, and I’ve also been all over the world. Grab a seat and travel with us!

      • 69 Titti
        March 14, 2012 at 6:33 am

        LOL Thanks VCP. I’m an ‘old’ TODer (before Chips got an agent) – been lurking and taking my ‘coffee and smoke’ break reading all the comments and trying to catch up. My best trip so far was Moneygall – the love was palpable and in my time zone to boot. A ten week term is coming to an end so hopefully I’ll pop in more often.

  17. March 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if P.M Cameron was thinking………. “damn look at PBO…. he’s got people pulling out their phones taking pics, standing up to greet him, reaching out far and shaking his hand, audience excited, teams excited, commentators excited, media excited… they’re just all excited he’s here……. I wish I could command this type of excitement in the U.K” ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† President Obama looks HAWTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!! *drools*

  18. March 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Ok, is it me, or did anyone else notice that someone let $arah Pay’em sneak into the game? She’s in the 10th picture on the left and appears to know what she’s looking at.

  19. 74 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for the pics Chips. I loooove that PBO and PM Cameron are having a fantastic time. I also love the fact that not only is Marvin Nicholson there, but Jack Lew is also there. I adore Jack Lew. He takes no BS from the pundits. Even the SS guys have rapt expressions on their faces. Love it. Our guys having some well deserved down time.

  20. 75 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    For TODers in the DC Metro area who have Comcast, TruTV is on Ch 187 and 841 HD.

  21. 78 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I spy Carney and Ben, a National Security Advisor. It truly is a guys day out. Hahaha. Well deserved down time.

  22. March 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm


    HUD just awarded 800k for the homeless in Pasco County, (the next county over from me)!

  23. 80 GGail
    March 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    David Cameron is saying “oh snap! when I grow up, I want to be like Barack”!!!!

  24. March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Does Alex Wagner tell us anything? She always says, and Obama is the same way.

  25. 82 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Coming up next…….PBO’s interview. Woot! Woot! Thanks so much for the links Chips.

  26. March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Good news from Rueters, as Obama’s approval now up to 50%.


    Let me guess, though, the media will ignore this poll and focus solely on the negative ones (also should point out Rasmussen shows Obama-Romney tied after Romney held a 6 point lead just a couple days ago).

  27. 84 tally
    March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    • 85 tally
      March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Why can’t I see the tweet – and only see a link? Is it just me?

      • 86 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        Been happening frequently to me, as well, Tally. Clicked it anyway and RT’d ๐Ÿ™‚

        Excellent point. He’s clearly impaired, and not just his ethics.


  28. 106 itgurl_29
    March 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I bet next month’s rent Romney will be wearing his checkered shirt tomorrow. Copycat.

    • 107 Brit
      March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      He sure will. Mitt tries so hard to be “normal.”

    • March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Everyone has a checkered shirt now. Have you noticed? All the candidates and all the media peeps—–all in checks! Checks are HOT now!

    • 109 Obama Grandmama
      March 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      It seems to me that Romney looks normal on top and weird with his jeans as if the jeans are what makes him average. It seems to me that he is wearing the same pair of jeans as they are rumpled and wrinkled but the shirts seem pressed. It shows up especially when he wears the jeans with a suit jacket. I liken it to his flip flop personality of trying to be comfortable and casual at the same time as being presidential and more formal.

  29. March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

  30. March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    The ESPN interview w/ POTUS was cute.. I loved how the interviewer- Clark? kept patting Pres O on the shoulder/back. Obvious love & respect for our President from ESPN.

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Thought it was fun and entertaining! President Obama can talk to anyone about anything impressively and with ease. He knows his sports, that’s for sure. ‘Cept criquet. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        lol.. except criquet ๐Ÿ™‚ yes he really is so aware of so many subjects.. and shows such interest & expertise. Hes so well-rounded in his interests, isn’t he.

      • 114 nospin
        March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        and bowling

        • 115 Diane
          March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

          Nospin, You reminded me that last election I made donations in increments of $37 for PBO’s bowling score. I love that he went with it and took his lumps for the score, but he really does have a good sense of humor.

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Clark Kellogg and PBO go way back. Clark has shot hoops with the Prez at the White House. PBO was talkin’ trash the whole time, lol.

      • 118 prettyfoot58
        March 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        I loveeeeee this….

      • March 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        Slightly off topic, but kind of related – loved this video from last year or so. It just shows the difference between Romney talking sports and President Obama intelligently and effortly talking sports. And I liked it because the President just got to talk about something he cares about, with a respectful interviewer. And when President Obama talks about the team owner he knew, it doesn’t come off as sounding elitist, like Romney. He’s brilliant, as usual.

  31. 120 GGail
    March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Good interview by Clark!

  32. 121 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    BOOM Caught ya! SS guy actually smiles. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. 122 Robert
    March 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hello to everyone. I will be visiting the US from tomorrow until Sunday on business, in Atlanta to be precise. There is a rumor that President Obama will also be there. Can anyone verify is this is true. I know Atlanta is a big city but what is life without hope…lol. I’m one of numerous supporters outside the USA. Can’t wait till he is elected again.

    • 123 collegekay
      March 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      yes he will be at tyler perry studios on the 16th!

    • 125 Linda
      March 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Yes Robert… I live there…he will be here for events on the the 16th… One at the Tyler Perry Studio and another at Perry’s home.

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Robert, all I’ve seen so far is that PBO will be in Atlanta on Friday for a campaign event, but there don’t seem to be any details yet where it’ll be. Hope you get to see him ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • 128 Robert
        March 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

        Thanks very much for the information Chipsticks, I really appreciate it. I know its a longshot getting to see him but I’m an eternal optimist ( well most of the time anyway…lol). I really love visiting your wonderful site. You have a very special bunch of people here. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      He will be at Tyler Perry’s home in the Atlanta area for a big time fundraiser—–do you have an extra $38,500 in your pocket by any chance? Not sure when that is though because there is a state din for Cameron at the WH tomorrow night, I believe. Chips probably knows the timetable.

      • 130 Robert
        March 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        Of course I do dotster3. I’m just dying to get rid of all this extra monopoly money. Thanks for the info. Its appreciated.

    • 131 miss pat
      March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Didn’t see anything on a visit to Georgia. Every morning check on here first… Chips has his schedule on the first blog of the day. Also listen to the local radio station at your hotel.. Good luck.

  34. 133 Linda
    March 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Keith Olberman has Romney on tape saying he is going to get rid of Plan Parenthood…

  35. 136 carolyn
    March 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    PBO is such a rock star!!!

  36. March 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    A video posted to the YouTube account of Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has sparked an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service into why a videographer accompanying the New York Republican was allowed to film inside private residences against a federal policy.

    Shortly after noon on Tuesday, a tweet from Kingโ€™s account linked to an eight minute video of a ride-along with a โ€œfugitive task forceโ€ including U.S. marshals on Monday. It showed King, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, joining police as they broke down doors and arrested a suspected fugitive. The video carried the logo of the โ€œManhuntersโ€ reality TV show and featured one of its stars, marshals commander Lenny DePaul.

    After TPM made inquiries about the video with Kingโ€™s office, it was marked โ€œprivateโ€ and no longer available to the public on YouTube. Later, the video was removed from YouTube entirely.


    Could not have happened to a nicer person!

  37. March 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm


  38. 142 Dave
    March 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    There was a time when I played some severe baskets! I used to drool the ball by the laces across the painted stripes right to the ole peach bottom!! The other fellas knew to stay out of my way when I was ready to shoot my patented 3 hander!
    Love Mitt

  39. March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    More doooooooooooooooooooooooomed.

    Sun Tzu @JeffersonObama

    Investors Business Daily hates Pres. Obama with a passion but their own poll shows Obama crushing Mitt & voters blaming oil industry on gas$

    By the way, why don’t tweets embed any longer?

  40. 150 vcprezofan2
    March 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Hey Chips, I’ve started my search! (middle of the page seems just the right size) What do you think?


    ps. I have not attention of letting you find out that *I* am afraid of any insect/animal/ ?/ that creeps, crawls, flies, or moves too quickly – definitely not a biology, or science of any kind major. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. 152 Ceb
    March 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    First time that I have seen the SS guys smiling. Everyone looks as if they are having a great guys night out.

    Love the love that PBO is getting from the crowd; bet this is an eye-opener for PMC.

    • 154 Ceb
      March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Chips, I love you! I was just wishing that I could have seen the interview and here it is from our fairy godmother. Thanks much!

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      How crazy is that? Prime Minister of Great Britain and the President of The United States doing an interview on a basketball court. Just talking casually like they aren’t the leaders of two of the richest countries in the world. That place must be like a fortress.

  42. 156 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Stephanie Cutter from PBO’s campaign team is going to be on the Ed Show tonight. In a few minutes.

  43. 157 lola
    March 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    the president loves us
    watch too funny

  44. 160 collegekay
    March 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Both these teams are shooting terribly. when I played in high school we scored more points than this lol

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Well, Kay, these teams are playing for the right to be in the main tournament. So, they’re not exactly best of the best. I really don’t understand why the NCAA felt it necessary to expand the field from 64 to 68. More money, I guess, but it dilutes the competition.

      • 162 collegekay
        March 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        really? so this isn’t the actual tournament? I don’t follow NCAA that close. I’m an NBA fan mostly.

        • March 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

          Well, it *is* the tournament, but it *isn’t*. It used to be that the NCAA would pick 64 teams and then the tourney would start. Then they expanded it to 65 teams, and the 65th and 64th teams would play to see who could stay in the big show. Now it’s 68 teams, so we have today’s games. The real tournament starts Thursday. Today’s games are to see who gets to stay on into the big show. It’s quite lame.

  45. 177 Dave
    March 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm


    Bo is pulling for the LoBOS!!

    hehehehehe….sorry, I hadda do that ;>)

  46. 178 carolyn
    March 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I bet there are some nervous players…..how often do you play in front of the POTUS!!!!!

  47. 179 carolyn
    March 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Regarding polls…..Reuters is probably as close to right as possible. I mentioned this on the previous post….but at the very end. From what I remember from four years ago, the polls the Obama campaign accepted were their own. Theirs were accurate to a % of a point. That is why they knew to ready the big celebration in Chicago, not to hold back. The only people who dwell on the others are the “pundits.” Axelrod, Messina and Plouffe know what’s what.

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      And I trust the Obama Brain Team’s math better than, say, Karl Rove’s famous “math” of 2006.

    • 181 vitaminlover
      March 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      I agree, carolyn. I bet that they have so much inside information and statistics etc. that we don’t even know about. He has a very, very savvy group of people working with him. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in some of their meetings. They have this covered. That is why he is at this game. He is no fool.

  48. March 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm


    Sun Tzu โ€ @JeffersonObama

    Intrade —— Barack Obama to be re-elected President in 2012 60.3% —Romney: 36.1% –Santo: 1.3% #p2

  49. 187 LOL
    March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    10 minute video of Prez arriving and shaking hands with the troops http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/president-obama-at-the-first-four

  50. 191 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Blacks comprise 37% in Mississippi, yet only 1% of GOP primary voters were black.

    Blacks comprise 27% in AL yet only 1% of GOP primary voters were black.

    • 192 globalcitizenlinda
      March 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      what in the world is wrong with this 1% black voters who voted in the GOP??? as we “your blacks” would say: who dropped these on their heads when they were younger?

  51. March 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    CNN exit polls:

    Santorum 34
    Romney 29
    Gingrich 28
    Paul 6

    Romney 33
    Santorum 31
    Gingrich 30
    Paul 5

    These GOP voters are sooooooooooo decisive ๐Ÿ˜†

  52. March 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Ok, for everyone who asked, tweets are now showing up embedded. WordPress must have the slowest servers on the Intertubes. It just takes several minutes for the links to turn into the lovely tweets we so know and love.

  53. March 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Stephanie Cutter is coming up next on the Ed show.
    She is my favorite!

  54. 203 CTGirl
    March 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I am cracking up! I received a letter from Gov. Scot Walker! Mind you, I am in CT.

    He is warning me about the big scary democrats and the powerful labor unions, because “our crisis today, is your crisis tomorrow!”. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Begging money!

    The biggest insult of this mailing was addressing me as “Dear Fellow Conservative” … What! Call me anything else just not that! :-).

    Laugh of my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. March 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Those people in uniform just don’t like PBO. Oh well.

  56. 214 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    MS (with 0.3% reporting)

    1. Gingrich – 37.3% (278)
    2. Santorum – 31.9 (238)
    3. Romney – 24.2% (180)

    AL (with 0.1% reporting)

    1. Santorum – 34.0% (122)
    2. Romney – 27.9% (100)
    3. Gingrich – 26.2% (94)

  57. 215 Lorraine
    March 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    The opening game of March Madness between Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State is like the Republican nominating process, boring, uninteresting and down right sloppy.

  58. March 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Deaniac with a brilliant piece on how CU is going to bite the right wing on their asses. A tidbit here:

    Organized workers see the President as a major asset and recognize the stakes in 2012, and are ready to spend $400 million in this year’s federal, state and local elections. But that won’t be all. The Citizens United ruling from the US Supreme Court – while an astoundingly bad decision – left this saving grace for our democracy: it freed up unions to organize ground campaigns to talk to non-union voters and not just their members, something labor was not able to do prior to Citizens United. And after victories in Wisconsin and Ohio, labor is strong and ready to put nearly half a million footsoldiers to knock on doors.

    The RW has money. But so do the unions, AND they have foot soldiers.

    Full post here: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/03/labor-may-prove-to-be-thorn-in-gops.html

  59. 224 desertflower
    March 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Here’s Mitt being an ass. Going to get rid of Amtrac and Planned Parenthood. Oh yeah, and Obamacare!!

    • 225 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm


      • 226 desertflower
        March 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Read the article, Bob. He’s a freaking moron.Proof!

        One on one, he detailed his plan to lower gas prices.

        “We’re going to start drilling again in the gulf, we’re going to drill in the outer continental shelf, we’re going to drill in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. That communicates to the world that there will be more supply coming from the U.S. And that affects the price of gasoline,” said Romney.

        As for ways to reduce debt, he suggests a few cuts.

        “The test is pretty simple. Is the program so critical, it’s worth borrowing money from china to pay for it? And on that basis of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one. Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrack, I’d eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities,” he said.

        • 227 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          March 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

          df, I think we both risk insulting morons by comparing them to @MittRomney ๐Ÿ™‚

          I am personally aware of the scale of effort in North Dakota and it is perhaps the most unprecedented drilling effort, ever, anywhere on the planet – and one of the most technologically sophisticated ever done because of the nature of the horizontal drilling required. All that effort has been underway since President Obama took office.

          But, I digress … let’s just leave @MittRomney proclaiming he’d kill Planned Parenthood ๐Ÿ™‚


          • 228 desertflower
            March 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm

            You’re right, Bob. My bad. It truly IS insulting to morons and I send them all my deepest apologies for any offense I may have made comparing them to Mittens. They don’t deserve that.Wonder if Mitt understands that we have video tape of everything he says? I’ll just let Stupid Ass talk his way to oblivion. On that task, he’s doing JUST fine!

            • 229 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
              March 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm


              Yep, df, we should all just stand back and keep the cameras rolling …. come Sept, be it Mitt or Pope Surge I, it’s going to be 8 weeks of hilarious viewing. Just hope everyone gets plenty of exercise over the summer and keep at it in the Fall so they don’t gain too much weight from all the popcorn and Tequila shots ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


        • March 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

          I wonder how many 10ths of a percentage point the National Endowment for the Arts, Planned Parenthood and Amtrak contribute to the deficit.

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Hey, Mitt Romney told us, ‘If you’re looking for someone to give you benefits then vote for Obama cause I’m not your guy’

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      So, it’s ok to borrow money from China to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires, but supporting women’s health, transportation projects, art programs for children – that’s a real waste of time and money. I hope voters aren’t stupid and they start paying attention.

      • March 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

        Isn’t that what Bain Capital did to the companies it ruined? Made them borrow money to pay dividends to Bain’s investors? Replace value with debt, then make it go bankrupt.

    • 237 Ladyhawke
      March 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Mitt Romney’s lack of integrity is really breathtaking. His pathological lying is a serious character flaw. The fact that Steve Benen can write a weekly blog post documenting Romney’s dishonesty should disqualify him. And of course, that’s on top of flip flopping on every issue. I really don’t like Mitt Romney. There is something “creepy” about how easily he lies, distorts and makes stuff up.

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      ‘Oh we’re just going to get rid of this and that and this. And this goes and that goes. Anything liberally and Obama-y goes.’

      Just so easy for him.

  60. 239 Tally
    March 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  61. 245 carolyn
    March 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Of course he would eliinate Amtrak….normal, working people ride that….who don’t have limousines and drivers! We are NOT borrowing oney fro China to pay for the Health Act. This is a canard the Republicans love to tout, and to quote LOD: “IT is a LIE!”

  62. March 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is warning House Republicans theyโ€™ll be setting themselves up for another tea party-inspired government shutdown fight, unless GOP leaders buck their conservative rank and file and hew to the terms of last summerโ€™s hard-fought debt-limit deal.

    House Republicans are prepared to introduce their budget resolution next Tuesday, and some signs suggest theyโ€™ll call for cutting federal programs below the levels both parties agreed to in last Augustโ€™s debt-limit fight. On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid laid down the Democratsโ€™ marker in no uncertain terms: Dream on, weโ€™ll never let you buck the deal.

    โ€œThis wasnโ€™t a handshake, it was a law we passed,โ€ Reid told reporters on Tuesday at a weekly Capitol briefing. โ€œAnd now, the Republican right wing in the House is trying to change the agreement we made as a matter of law. I guess they love government shutdowns, or at least the threat of them โ€ฆ If they renege on the law, the agreement, theyโ€™ll be forcing yet another government shutdown and a fight with the American people. Thatโ€™s ridiculous.โ€


  63. 255 jacquelineoboomer
    March 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I don’t know what’s worse viewing, having flipped on CNN. Is it hearing Ari Fleitscher’s voice talking about anything, or seeing inmates toting ballots in Alabama. Even though I heard the latter are only in for misdemeanors and they are there on a work detail, this chain-gang mentality’s being broadcast around the world via CNN … I just don’t know what to think.

    If that’s democracy in action, well, I fear it’s ugly.

  64. 256 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I’m willing to bet that most Romney-favorable precincts will the LAST to report tonight. This is a pattern I’ve noticed in the GOP primary where Romney winds up winning miraculously towards the end. It’s a dirty trick.

  65. March 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    80% of the vote is EVILgelicals!

    • 259 Tally
      March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      When are real Christians (by that, I mean people who live like Christ, live with GRACE, and know & follow His teachings…..) going to call out EVILgelicals for their hate, and making Christianity look more horrid each day?

      I’m a very spiritually PRIVATE person. I’m not a church goer. I cannot understand the hate these people spew, and why I haven’t heard Christian Church goers denouncing these HATEBAGS.


      • March 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

        It’s interesting isn’t it that the haters are allowed to dominate the conversation. Just once, I would like to see someone stand up and speak for love, acceptance and respect for their fellow man. The only public person who does that is Barack Obama and for his expressions and acts of Christian love he is routinely vilified.

  66. March 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    The baby whisperer strikes again! Somebody hands PBO their wee boy as PBO’s leaving the building. Cute.

  67. 290 Melanie
    March 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Turned into a great game at the end and the Pres. got to hold another baby:)) Everyone seemed to have a really good time and the Pres. got a chance to relax mixed with some diplomacy. I can seriously see him doing a lot of announcing/analysis AFTER his time in the White House is up because he’s really good at it. But until then FOUR MORE YEARS!!

  68. March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Got a couple of glimpses of the President and UK Prime Minister at the game online.
    Here’s some other video floating around youtube:

  69. 296 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Omg, I’m such a loser, I missed everything. I’ve been so off my game lately! Thanks, Chips for catching me up. Don’t know what I’d do without you.

  70. 297 Tally
    March 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    In other news :

    Who knew PUMPKINS were catnip for red pandas??? I for one, did not know.

  71. 307 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Mississippi (with 44% in)

    1. Rick Santorum – 33.4%
    2. Gingrich – 31.3%
    3. Romney – 31%

    Alabama (with 8% in)
    1. Santorum – 34.2%
    2. Gingrich – 29%
    3. Romney – 29%

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Go, Sicky, Go, you sick ranty thing you!

      Damn — if Leroy had dropped out, Sicky would have sewn this thing up….

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      GOP must be losing their minds tonight. I just want Santorum to be crushed – even more than I want Romney to be crushed. I would like Santorum to lose the nomination, and then have Romney have to face President Obama with all his lies exposed. Santorum’s just crazy. Too crazy to leave it to chance with the unreliable electorate.

    • March 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Wonder what counties they’ll hold until midnight with enough votes to put Romney over the top. You know it’s comcing.

      • 311 isonprize
        March 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

        Jackie Grumbacher

        Wonder what counties theyโ€™ll hold until midnight with enough votes to put Romney over the top. You know itโ€™s coming.

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS. RIGHT. HERE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

        ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ LOOK UP ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

        Jackie, because you know, you know, YOU KNOW it’s coming!! ๐Ÿ™„

  72. March 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Robney just answered the Afghanistan question, his answer, to listen to Commanders on the ground!
    Wow! Where have we heard that before?

    • March 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Good grief, Romney waits days and days after the event and then comes up with this gem. I know some high school kids who would have had a more thoughtful, articulate answer. Please, please pray that this man does not EVER make it near the WH.

  73. 314 anniebella
    March 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I am still laughing at Palin challenging President Obama to a debate. Is that a pre -civil war debate? Todd need to act like a man and tell his stupid wife to shut her freaking mouth.

  74. 321 desertflower
    March 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    HATE that Obama Socialism!! http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57396603/nasdaq-3000-12-years-later/

    (CBS/AP) It’s time for your close-up, NASDAQ. Just two weeks after the Dow reclaimed 13,000, the NASDAQ finally closed above 3,000 (3,039.88, to be exact) for the first time since Dec. 11, 2000.

    Of course then the tech-heavy index was on its way down from its all-time high of 5048.62 on March 10, 2000, almost exactly 12 years ago. The first time the index crossed the 3,000 threshold was November 1999 and today’s market feels about a million miles removed from those halcyon days. Funny how two market crashes can remake the landscape, huh?

    Stocks overall closed with their biggest gains this year. They rallied from the opening bell after the government said February retail sales gains were the strongest since September. JPMorgan Chase gave the rally extra juice by announcing it would raise its stock dividend.

    Preliminary results show the Dow Jones industrial average closing up 218 points at 13,177. That’s the highest close since the last day of 2007.

  75. 322 Dave
    March 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry if this has been mentioned already I CANNOT keep up with you folks! In ’08 I SOMEHOW ended up on a hideous repugglian mailing list. Life-long registered democrat, reported Obama contributer…… I was getting these big, multi-piece, elaborate 8×11 envelopes from the mccain (incontinence)/palin (insanity) with repulsive 8×10 glossies of HER phony self and “the country will be destroyed” and and and all the crap. Of course demanding money. And? They always came with postage-paid return envelopes. So I ALWAYS wrote some choice words on the picture, folded and folded it into a small chunk, stuffed it into the return envelope and mailed it back! THEY PAY FOR THAT RETURN MAIL!!!!! I didn’t write expletives; I was “polite”. “I AM A LIFE LONG DEMOCRAT AND ARDENT OBAMA SUPPORTER. TAKE ME OFF ALL YOUR LISTS IMMEDIATELY.”

  76. 325 desertflower
    March 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Arizona Poll:

    Would you support a permanent 1-cent-per-dollar increase in the state sales tax largely to boost education programs?
    No. 56.26%
    Yes. 40.57%
    Hard to say. 3.17%
    Total Votes: 2714

    You know those dumb ^&*&)* are taxed enough already!! Serious stupid.

  77. 327 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Expect to see this more than once in the days ahead … hope you don’t mind.


  78. 328 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Over 70% of the vote in in MS and Romney is in 3rd place! (he was expected to win).

    Rick Santorum has been just projected the winner of AL (by MSNBC)

    • 329 anniebella
      March 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      NBC has call the race in racists Alabama, it is Sick Rick Santorum who is the winner in Bama. Now let me say this I know not all the people in Alabama are racists, but I believe that those who said Obama is a Muslim, are racists. I believe that most of the Republicans are racists, specially the ones from the south..

  79. 330 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Frothy Santorum wins Alabama! The clown show goes on! hahahahahaha.

    • 331 hopefruit2
      March 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      And at this point, Willard is unlikely to win Mississippi although earlier many of the pundits (including Nate Silver) had projected that he would have won Mississippi.

      I notice Silver has been quiet on Twitter regarding Santorum’s win. Clearly he was rooting for Romney.

      • March 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        poor nate. wonder how much of a fan base he has now after he went all corporate. The rethugs would have never even heard of him. And his shilling for rethugs would have turned off his 2008 dem base too. Giordano was right. nate will become irrelevant post 2012.

  80. March 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    mehmney still 3rd in AL and MI.

    Chips, can we have a 3rd place prize pic here please ?

  81. 346 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Wtf?!?! Jeff Foxworthy supports Willard?! I like Jeff Foxworthy! Wtf?! Are you fricking kidding me?! I’m so pizzed!

  82. 355 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Chuckie Da Toad on Lawry yap, yap, yapping bout polls.

  83. 356 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Lawrence O’D looks pleased tonight.

  84. 357 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Is there any hope that anyone but Willard will win tonight?

  85. March 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    now they are trying to say that Exit Polls under-represented late evening voters who broke for Santorum…why cause who coulda thought it…working men and women usually have to wait til after work to vote.

    So that may explain why exit pols are so skewed. Or people lied to pollster about Romney being Mormon being a problem with them…My bet is more the later than the former.

  86. March 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Question in today’s briefing: do you forgive the British for burning the White House?

    Carney: “Almost”


  87. 367 hopefruit2
    March 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    It just occurred to me that I haven’t seen BWD today on Twitter or TOD…has anyone seen her? I don’t recall seeing her yesterday either. She was here on Sunday and was depressed about the Afghanistan situation. I hope she’s okay and has just been busy.

  88. March 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Genius. OFA is using the WaPo poll to fundraise.

    Mitt Romney won’t win the Republican nomination today. Neither will Rick Santorum.

    But here’s a fact: According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, if the general election were held today, we would lose to Mitt Romney.

    Let me say that again: According to this poll, if the general election were today, we would lose.

    Now, many other polls put the President on top, but all point to the same reality: We’re looking at a race that will be tighter than you think. And the other side has groups ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to tear down President Obama.

    It may be fun to point and laugh at the spectacle on the other side, but we have a massive amount of work to do and a dwindling amount of time to get it done.

    We’ve got to step this up now.

    • 370 lisalovesobama
      March 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Smart. Scare the bejeebus outta us. I’d shit my bloomers if that fracktard ever won. I’ll soon be doing my contribution in the form of buying stuff at OFA.

    • March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Yes, this is smart. Complacency is dangerous – even this far ahead of the election.

  89. March 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I’m always reluctant to make predictions, but I’m going to be brave tonight:

    Ron Paul will not be the next President of the United States.

    Sorry Glenn:

    March 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm


  91. March 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Omg @gretawire just showed Gingrich HQ & there appeared to be a few dozen people not even filling hotel ballroom— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) March 14, 2012

  92. 380 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Newt’s daughter Jackie isn’t as ugly as I would have expected. Hm.

  93. March 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    And after Jim Messina’s email to keep the troops focused, a bit of uplift from Gibbsy:

    Obama campaign senior strategist Robert Gibbs told CNN Tuesday evening that the presidential race goes “up and down.” Recent polls show President Obama’s down, but Gibbs said the president is “still beating all three of those candidates. We’ve been at this for five years.”

  94. 386 CTGirl
    March 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Let the spin begin ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. March 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm


  96. 389 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Say what you will about Rantorum, but he seems to have a decent marriage. He’s a pious racist, sexist prig but he doesn’t stray and he seems to care about his wife—a least superficially. —talking but hiss war on women.
    Ugh. Now talking bout gas prices ๐Ÿ™„ deliver me, lord.

    • 390 yardarm756
      March 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      He’s also a liar and panders to racial hatred……..Besides I question his origin. He never talks about his parents. To hear him tell it all he had was a Granpa that worked in a coal mine. Damn sleaze bag!

  97. 391 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Have you guys noticed the way Rantorum’s daughter looks at him? Like he’s the living word, the truth and the light? What all kinda brainwashing do they engage in?

  98. 392 utaustinliberal
    March 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    What is it with Frothy Santorum’s fake southern accent. I’m trying to eat and it’s putting me off. It’s so blatantly false. Ugh.

  99. 394 JoJothecat
    March 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I have it on mute…I don’t want to hear his rantings.

  100. 395 lisalovesobama
    March 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Lawry was teasing the rewrite about something Willtard’s son said about PBO. What did Douche the eleventeen say?

    • 396 Pamela
      March 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      He said, I’m not here to talk about Obama, I think he’s great! I’m here to talk about my father (daddy war bucks) and what he has to bring to America. Ha. The kid is paid to lie….

  101. March 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    MSNBC just called MS for Little Ricky

  102. 399 Eveingeorgia
    March 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm







  103. March 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    So sad:

    “Stocks Rally Strongly, With Nasdaq Above 3,000

    Stocks climbed to new heights in part on rosy retail sales data on Tuesday, pushing the broad market to levels last seen in June 2008 and the Nasdaq composite index past the 3,000 milestone for the first time since 2000.
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