141 Responses to “heads up: press conference with pm cameron”

  1. 1 Elle in MI
    March 14, 2012 at 11:47 am


  2. March 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Elle you are on fire!!!!! Hope that you are having a good day

  3. 9 CTGirl
    March 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

    To mark the official visit, President Obama along with first lady Michelle Obama gave the Camerons a one-of-a-kind Braten 1000 Series Grill hand made by Engelbrecht Grills, according to the White House.

    The gift commemorates the Obamas visit to 10 Downing Street last year when they grilled with the Camerons and served food to American and British troops, the White House said.

    The wood and charcoal-burning grill is adorned with American and British friendship flags engraved into the utility shelf and a personalized plaque mounted on the exterior lid, a statement said. The Obamas also included as part of the gift two White House chef jackets with the American and British flags along with the Camerons’ names embroidered on the front of the jackets.

    Michelle Obama also gave Samantha Cameron a crystal honey vase with honey from the White House kitchen garden, along with chamomile seeds from the garden and a custom candle.

    The Cameron children received bean bag chairs with the presidential seal and their names embroidered to each one.


    • 11 Pamela
      March 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      This shit from the a-hole who stood in front of the entire world, vowing to make “Obama” a one term President? Who keeps electing this jackass to the Senate anyway. He is worthles, worthless, worthless. Kick his butt, Harry!

  4. 12 Bill R.
    March 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

    More evidence that liberal rag NY Times has become equivalent of TMZ with their bogus poll and gas price front page story:
    Pew poll out today, another 50% approval, double digits over Romney and Santorum.

    • March 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I tweeted that poll to Nate Silver with the message, “The Old Nate would have questioned the discrepancies between the CBS/NYT polls and other polls.”

    • 15 57andFemale
      March 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Bloomberg poll was great as well. The Pew poll blows it out of the water on the damage being done by the birth control debate.

      I’m waiting to hear the word ‘outlier’ about the last two polls which MSM talked about ad nauseum.

      I’m waiting…….

    • March 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      According to that poll “Women favor Obama over Romney by 20 points – virtually unchanged from a month ago ” I would not be surprised the Republicans will now try to find a way to stop women from voting.

  5. March 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Feb fund raising numbers out yet ?

  6. March 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

    A manager at US banking giant Goldman Sachs in London has quit, saying he could no longer work there “in good conscience”.

    Greg Smith, who headed Goldman’s equity derivatives business in Europe, said it was common to hear talk of ripping off their “muppet” clients.

    “The environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it,” he wrote in the New York Times.


    Mr Smith said in his editorial that he appeared in Goldman’s recruitment video, shown at universities around the world.

    “I knew it was time to leave when I realised I could no longer look students in the eye and tell them what a great place this was to work,” he wrote.

    “It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off. Over the last 12 months I have seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as ‘muppets’, sometimes over internal email.”


    And mehmney comes from this class.

  7. March 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has appeared in parliament to answer questions from MPs.

    Mr Ahmadinejad took an hour to respond to a long list of questions about his foreign and domestic policy decisions.

    He insisted they had been in accordance with the law, and denied that he had challenged the authority of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

    It was the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that Iran’s parliament has summoned the president.

    Earlier this month, conservative candidates who support Ayatollah Khamenei were successful in the country’s parliamentary elections.

    Mr Ahmadinejad’s allies meanwhile fared badly, which analysts say has seriously compromised the president’s political standing.

    Centrist and reformist groups also lost many seats, and deep political rifts appeared among their senior leaders.


  8. March 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    That’s funny, Santorum campaign is playing the Seamus card now. I am happy that the story is getting out, it will help us in the general election if Romney is the candidate.

  9. 26 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm


  10. 27 utaustinliberal
    March 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    George Clooney is on Capitol Hill testifying about the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. On C-SAPN One. Very important stuff.

    Total shallow moment: He is hot hot HOT. He’s sporting a very sexy unshaved look. Come to mama Georgie boy! YOWZA!!!!!!

  11. March 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Good morning, TODville. I hope everyone is in good spirits today and things are humming along as they should.

    WAAAAH. I missed the arrival ceremony. But the press conference is coming up, so WOOT!!

  12. March 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    your coverage ROCKS, CHIPS 🙂

  13. 33 Linda
    March 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Ed Henry should ask Cameron about NewsCorp’s arrested yesterday.

  14. March 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    MSNBC panel on Alex Wagner—Bashir makes it worthwhile—–are having some fun at Palin’s expense—-which is always fitting—-saying Palin must have been really surprised and disappointed when the queen did not emerge from the car at the welcoming ceremony today.

    • 35 CTGirl
      March 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Lol! She earned that one 🙂

    • 36 utaustinliberal
      March 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Martin Bashir makes the show worthwhile. He’s so witty and has a sharp tongue. S.E. Cupp ( that conservative nut job who works for Glen Beck) is sooo mad but Martin’s pretty much like “I don’t give a damn…I’m going to speak my mind and if you can’t handle it….leave.”

  15. 37 GGail
    March 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    President is speaking now

  16. 38 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
    March 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Good morning Chips and TODville!!! Love all those pictures. As usual our POTUS and FLOTUS are in top form. Can’t wait to see Michelle’s dress tonight.

    Off to very busy 2 days. I know I will be able to catch up tonight here.

  17. 39 CTGirl
    March 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    The Prime Minister responded by presenting Mr Obama with a Dunlop table tennis table, complete with US and UK flag bats, to memorialise their game of ping-pong at a south London school during last year’s trip.

    Downing Street described the table tennis table as “something the whole Obama family can enjoy” and a fitting sporting gift in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.


  18. 40 utaustinliberal
    March 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I’m sure PBO would like to tell the NPR reporter that if he likes austerity so much he should go to Europe. Ask them how well it’s working out. GDP in the U.S. grew last year, the economy grew, the unemployment rate went down. The opposite happened in the U.K.

    Ahhh…….here comes Rupert Murdoch’s lackey from Sky News with the #GOP shill question of the day.

  19. March 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    President Obama answers the difficult Afghan question brilliantly, in the best way possible, as is his habit.

  20. March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I’m really enjoying this press conference… I missed the earlier ceremonies… but I love the comraderie between President Obama & PM Cameron.. and the questions are good enough where they allow for both POTUS and the PM to enlighten us further on Iran, Syria & Afghanistan.. as least they’re helping me feel good about these situations- that we are as always- in very good, smart hands.

    • 48 Linda
      March 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      I don’t trust Cameron……he is tied to Murdoch….

      • March 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        Yeah I don’t know anything about Cameron really, I do like the working relationship he & POTUS project though.. they seem to have an easy connection, so they must have found common ground on the important issues.

      • March 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        This President likes him, it’s obvious!

      • 51 Brit
        March 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        I remember when the phone scandal came out last year, it was reported that he hired a former Murdoch aid.

        • 52 Linda
          March 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

          He is best friends with Charlie Brooks…Rebecca’s husband…they were both arrested Monday for what we call “Obstruction of justice” over hear.

          Very serious charges. Her personal assistant was arrested in January…

          • 53 Brit
            March 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

            I am not that familiar with DC, but his ties to the phone hacking scandal does warrant people to not trust him. His name might renter the phone hacking scandal like it did last summer. He is probably another paid politician by Rupert.

      • 54 Bill
        March 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

        Do you not trust him in the sense that he will be dishonest to PBO?

    • 59 Jeff
      March 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Cameron is a despicable person.

  21. 62 defytheodds
    March 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    2012 International Summit on the Teaching Profession

    U.S. Department of Education to host education leaders from around the world
    Second ever summit will focus on innovative practices for teacher preparation and school leader development
    March 14-15, 2012 New York City


    • 63 CEB
      March 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Hope they ask real teachers who are currently in the trenches stamping out ignorance against incredible odds (too many to mention here) and still getting the job done with very little real help. In the 29 years that I have taught, no one in authority has talked with me in a serious way about what I think about how student learning can be improved in a realistic way.

  22. March 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    The Senate approved a $109 billion transportation bill on Wednesday that would fund road and transit projects for the next two years.

    The approval, on a 74-22 vote after a series of votes on amendments that stretched three legislative days, puts pressure on the House to either pass a transportation bill of its own or take up the Senate-approved version of the measure ahead of a March 31 deadline for the expiration of current highway funding.

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle hailed the highway bill as bipartisan and a victory for the country.

    “This is a jobs bill. 2.8 million jobs hang in the balance,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who is chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said in the minutes leading up to the final vote. 

    The Hill-

  23. March 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Guys! Back to work for me.

    • March 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      hey gobrooklyn, thanks again for that link to Game Change last night.. I was finally able to get it working w/o the constant stopping/ starting. It was good- although we all knew the entire McCain campaign was cuckoo.. it was good to see it all played out for the nation to view. What really just pissed me off all over again was John McCain.. it seemed fairly obvious that he was just oblivious to reality, his only concern was to win the role of POTUS, no matter the damage it would do to this country. And his stupid stupid campaign advisors- all of them so willing to put that pos Palin into office is something that should never ever be forgiven.

      • 67 Linda
        March 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        I agree with you….The campaign staff and advisers as well as John are a disgrace.

        I do think that Steve Schmidt has had his come to Jesus moment over this though….

        • March 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

          I don’t trust anyone in the Republican party, I never have really, but after Game Change it is so obvious it really is all about winning- and not about governing for the people of this country. Watching Steve Schmidt and the other campaign advisors Cheer her on when she could pull off a good ‘acting’ moment was the height of sickening for me.

      • March 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

        Glad you were able to watch it.

    • 70 Cha
      March 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      I want to thank you for the novamov link to Game Change last night, too, gobrooklyn! It worked!

      The thing I took away, although I already knew, was that palin is a lying bully who cries “Victim!” “Wah!”. Glad they brought that out! And, how the economy was on the verge of a collapse when bush was still in office.

      • March 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

        Oh you are all very welcome. You know, I haven’t watched it yet but its not like there are spoilers — 🙂 We all lived through the real thing. UGH!

  24. 72 lovingandlaughing
    March 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I watched game change this morning (using gobrooklyn’s link posted in a previous thread) I definitely recommend it to any TODer. It’ll just make you love POB even more and dislike Palin even more than you thought was ever possible. Very interesting near the end of the movie before McCain walks off to deliver the concession speech after losing the election he turns around and tells Palin that she represents the republican party now and he warns her to stay away from the likes of Limbaugh or it’ll be the demise of the Republican party. It made me immediately think about what is happening currently with Limbaugh.

    • March 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Yes I recommend it also… if only to see some of the behind the scenes. I didn’t see anything about Palin that wasn’t already something I think we all knew- that she was ego-driven, believed that she was sent by some “divine intervention”.. what was so upsetting to me throughout the movie is the REALITY of it all- that McCain seemed so not apart of his own campaign.. so cloistered from the inner workings – can you imagine him running our country??? These people he hired to shelter him from reality- to control his message, his VP- my Gawd they would have been the people pushing agendas all over this nation. This is exactly whats going on now still with these republican candidates… anything goes to win the title of President of the United States.

      • 74 lovingandlaughing
        March 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        yes, there really wasn’t a “got-ya” moment with any new info on Plain herself. the exposure regarding the behind the scenes campaign is what was interesting and how Palin was picked and then all that happened after that decision when they realized the grand mistake that it turned out to be. so scary to think McCain/Palin could be in charge of the country now. And yes, sherijr McCain did seem so detached and cloistered from HIS own campaign. i thought it so odd how it appeared that McCain and Palin actually hardly had any contact with one another during the campaign and how he seemed to be kept uniformed regarding the tough situations that arose with her and of her failings. It also made me think about Palin tasting POWER and not wanting to let go of that taste. i don’t think she will fade away unfortunately. i think she still wants that attention and power and she still wants to hear people chanting “sarah.”

        • 75 gn
          March 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

          This may seem petty, but one of the scenes which pissed me off the most was when news hit about how much money “regular ole soccer mom” Palin and her family spent on high end clothing. The movie depicts her as going on a tear and wanting all of the clothing returned. Seriously though, who doesn’t know that Barneys, Saks, etc. is expensive? She just seemed to be someone willing to blame her excesses on staff rather than taking responsibility for them. I’m sure that her staff did not just up and buy an expensive wardrobe for her without her express permission and directing them to do so.

          • March 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

            agree.. she no doubt seemed to think it was all part of the package of ‘getting’ her on their ticket.. new clothes, hair, etc. And yet I feel too that though she was quite obviously willing to be ‘bought’.. McCain’s advisors were more than happy to pay her to ‘act’ her way through the campaign.. its when she went “rogue” that they got concerned… Truth is, they thought they could handle her & yet even when they realized they could not ‘handle’ her, it didn’t concern them enough to take her off the ticket. They were all really and truly willing to set fire to this country on every level- simply to win the presidency.

            • March 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

              and also I think what disturbed me so much was the all out immaturity and dishonesty of every single person involved. Obviously Palin was no dupe- she seems to really believe she is destined/ordained from a higher power- that in itself is terrifying- but it also seems to be standard fare w/ republican candidates- they’re alllll God’s choice. But the all out immaturity, lack of adult thinking/ behaving was very disturbing to me- from McCain to his advisors.. contrast that w/ Barack Obama and team all throughout the campaign season & of course these 3 years of governing.

          • 78 lovingandlaughing
            March 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

            i agree gn, when i watched that scene when it was over i realized i had hoped more would have been made about that in the film. i think she surely knew the clothes were incredibly expensive, but she just must have never considered it’d become a point of controversy. she must have just assumed it was a normal and expected campaign expense when in the big leagues. the film showed how little she was thinking about $ when she insisted a poll take place in Alaska even after being told it’d cost $60,000.

          • 79 utaustinliberal
            March 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

            I completely agree with you GN. Who in the heck doesn’t know that Nieman Marcus, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue is expensive? Who the heck doesn’t know that Calvin Klein, Anne Taylor, Jimmy Choos, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka etc. is expensive? That scene in the movie just showed a pattern that is prevalent with Palin. Blame, blame, blame, others for your shortcomings instead of taking responsibility.

          • March 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

            She didn’t see a single price tag on the many clothes she tried on? None of her kids saw a single price tag? None of them could recognize that the quality seemed kind of expensive? If they are as penny-conscious as that scene tried to make out, then they surely would have realized that these were clothes they weren’t used to wearing. They even had her say “Johnny Choo” instead of “Jimmy Choo” when she was trying on the shoes. Not everyone is that gullible.

        • 81 edp4bho
          March 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

          She’s a media nympho !

        • March 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

          yep lovingandlaughing.. McCain’s distance from all that appeared to be going on with her is the thing that shocked me most of all- and was also to me the most frightening aspect of all this.

    • 83 gn
      March 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      I remember first experiencing Sarah Palin in 2008 and thinking that this was the most irresponsible thing which McCain could have done, and that he was going to pay a price for it, that he wouldn’t get away with it. I remember lots of people buying into the hype that Palin was a rock star, and was going to win the election by bringing enthusiasm and electricity. I saw a person who indeed was exciting to some of the GOP base, but who would repel everyone else, to the point at which people would hold their nose and vote for a black liberal because they wouldn’t want her in the WH. Neither the book (which I thoroughly enjoyed and is much more comprehensive in terms of reporting abotu more of the 2008 election actors) nor the movie was surprising to me. Her hubris, ego, sense of entitlement, and willingness to use hate-filled rhetoric overwhelmed the sympathetic parts of her story. By contrast, I remember vividly that POTUS issued a very strong directive *against* any sort of personal attacks against Palin or her children. We truly lucked out with this guy; I want to be like Barack when I grow up. 🙂

  25. March 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Leaders in the Senate have reached an agreement on a group of President Obama’s judicial nominees.

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cancelled cloture votes on 17 of Obama’s nominees set to begin on Wednesday afternoon, saying he had reached a deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

    Reid did not share the details of the agreement, but said both leaders would explain it to their caucuses within the next hour.


  26. 90 Linda
    March 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Defense Secretary Panetta Safe After Vehicle Explodes On Afghan Runway

    A vehicle exploded in flames in Afghanistan at about the same time Defense Secretary Leon Panetta landed there, the Associated Press reports. Panetta is safe and no one in his party was injured. The AP reports:

    Kirby said the vehicle, a pickup truck, drove at high speed onto the ramp where Panetta’s plane was intended to stop. He said there was no immediate indication that the Afghan was attempting to attack Panetta’s party, but the circumstances were still being pieced together.


    Good Grief…..

    • March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Wow. It’s sad that the relative prospects for “stability” in Afghanistan that were starting to emerge have now been undermined. Dangerous situation.

  27. 92 Jeff
    March 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Noticed how the media was scrambling today to cover up president Obama’s rising approval ratings. the media is so pathetic.

    • March 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Maybe his rabid followers will pretend to be journalists. It really is ridiculous that he was still in the campaign, while people were already calling for Newt to get out. I guess Ron Paul’s propping up of Mitt didn’t work out as planned?

  28. March 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I have been trying to inlcude video and stories about Health Care everyday at my blog. I plan to do this until the Supreme court rules.

    Good News! Obamacare Will Cost Less than Projected

    includes video of President on health care


    • March 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      I love your blog, Lina. All that positive, powerful good news!

    • 98 Obama Grandmama
      March 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks WIW and all that are continually posting ACA info. I have a mission to inform people I run into in my everyday life of why I want to re-elect Obama if for only to let the Health Care law totally kick in. Inorder to give them the info they need to see it is a good plan I need the ammo you provide. It isn’t enough to just tell what it is or will be doing. I seem to need to know exactly how to debunk the GOP myths too as they become quite ingrained in their followers heads.
      Yesterday I was meeting with a really nice former contractor I have used that is now heading an agency I am dealing with to get a ramp to my house. I live in a rural traditional red district but on an Indian Reservation which is quite Democratic. Quite a mix! Many Indians are Repubicans as they have lived in this community for their whole lives. It is hard to explain. Anyhow, after our contracts were signed I was able to patiently and respectfully tell this person why I wanted Prez Obama for a second term based on allowing the ACA to totally kick in. I think he was quite surprised to hear the good things in it and my relating the differences in my own life I have seen since it has started. These articles will help me keep current. Thanks!

  29. March 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Born This Way Foundation launches anti-bullying, pro-kindness campaign at Harvard


  30. 101 Lorraine
    March 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Bloomberg channel this morning on the ticker at the bottom of the screen it said unemployment was down to a 3 year low in swing states. They didn’t site which ones just swing states.

  31. March 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Good News for unions

    American Airlines Drops Plan to Kill Pensions Under Pressure from TWU


  32. 105 Linda
    March 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I hope the Transportation Bill does not have some fine print requiring all woman to show the toll booth attendant their vaginal ultrasounds or prove they are not taking birth control pills.

    • 111 defytheodds
      March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Like this headline;


      ‘Quite Frankly, I’m Not Sure I’m Going To Listen To A Value Judgment Of A Guy Who Strapped His Dog On Top Of A Car And Went Hurling Down The Highway’

      Seamus and Bo will have the last laugh/bark while they take a bite out of Willard’s rear-end.

      • 112 edp4bho
        March 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

        How is what Romney did any different/worse than what Santorum did with his wife’s dead fetus? Pot calling the kettle black. They’re both scum.

  33. March 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Exclusive: AIPAC Used Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson’s Private Jet Company To Ferry Members Of Congress To Israel


    • 117 AJ
      March 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Appropos of nothing important, I just want to mention that should any of you find yourself in the situation of speaking Shelly’s name aloud, (either in jest or in wonderment of how someone so clueless got so rich) it’s actually pronounced AAY-delson. Long “A”, like in acorn.

      I mention this only because I know none of you could have slept well tonight without this important bit of information…

  34. March 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Romney’s Resources Stretched, Campaign Cash Burns


  35. March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    All the links above are gems sent to me by Creole Child, she is such a good story finder….

    Here is another good one

    Obama and Cameron to discuss end of ‘lead combat role’ in Afghanistan


  36. March 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    After sparring on the issue for the last three days, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled at midday that they had reached a deal. Democratic aides said senators would vote to confirm 12 federal district court nominees and two circuit court picks by May and move next to a vote on a bipartisan jobs bill that passed overwhelmingly last week by the House with White House support.

  37. March 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Hi All,

    Can someone please tell me where I can find the link to the movie – Game Change. Thanks in advance

  38. 127 defytheodds
    March 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Majority Thinks Rush Limbaugh Should Be Fired For Sandra Fluke Comments: Poll

    A majority of Americans think Rush Limbaugh should be fired for his comments about Sandra Fluke and contraception, according to a Bloomberg poll released on Wednesday.

    The poll is another piece of bad news for Limbaugh, who has not been able to shake the scandal he set off by calling Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” It follows another poll on Tuesday which found that just 29 percent of respondents thought his subsequent apology to Fluke was sincere. It also comes as advertisers continue to pull out of his show in droves.

    The Bloomberg survey showed more than half of respondents saying that Limbaugh should be fired “solely” for his comments about Fluke. Men were almost evenly split 49-47 percent on the question, but women came down strongly for Limbaugh’s dismissal, with 56 percent calling for his ouster and 39 percent saying he should stay. Moreover, almost a third of Republicans wanted him gone.

    Limbaugh, for his part, has continued to brush off the furor.

  39. 133 defytheodds
    March 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    How Romney Gave Rick Santorum An Opening In Illinois

    Mitt Romney could have assured himself victory months in advance in the now-crucial primary state of Illinois, but instead his Illinois campaign operation chose to allow Rick Santorum’s delegates to remain on the ballot despite a failure to meet signature requirements….

    But Illinois Treasurer and Romney state chairman Dan Rutherford withdrew challenges in those districts, allowing Santorum the opportunity to win 30 delegates he would have missed out on.

    The decision produced a quiet storm of outrage among Romney’s allies in the state, who were bewildered by the decision to make a slam-dunk race competitive, and to grant an opening in the desperate scramble to reach the 1,144 delegates required for the Republican nomination…


  40. 134 MJ
    March 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Have any of you seen this new bit of disrespect to the White House from the AP?
    Officials Named Despite White House Rules
    The White House organized a conference call with “two senior administration officials” to preview an announcement by President Obama about a a China trade issue but told reporters that no one could be quoted by name.

    However, the AP
    ignored the instructions — reporting the officials were U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and the deputy national security adviser Michael Froman — stating Obama promised his administration would be “the most transparent in American history.”

  41. March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Hola TOD peeps!

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around how two “Catholics” won first and second place in Mississippi & Alabama. I remember when they held prayer vigils in the South to keep that awful Catholic JFK from winning the Presidency. So many there were convinced that if JFK got elected, the Pope would take over our country.

    Very weird & scary days when Evangelicals & Dominionists are willing to bed down with Catholics.

    “I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning….” but maybe I’m just goofy from the scent of citrus blossoms. That smell is heaven and Spring for me. I will snuff it up and enjoy as long as I can because soon the hot will come to parch our desert.

    • March 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Hi aquagranny, it probably (partly) shows how much prejudice these creatures have against Mormons – maybe they decided they hate them more than Catholics? The lesser of two hates?

      • March 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        I always think the “Obama is a scary Muslim” message that gets peddled about, mostly in the south, is for comparative purposes. Making people believe that Obama is a ‘scary Muslim’, then a Catholic! or EVEN A MORMON! is much more palatable.

      • March 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        QUE!!! Do they believe that Joseph Smith will take over the country and all men will be required to have multiple wives ala “Big Love?” Multiple wives should be a Repug wet dream since so many have issues with being faithful to the one woman they have. I know that many think Mormonism is a “cult” but they have said that about Catholicism too.

        This is all just getting too crazy for this old woman. Back to smelling my citrus blossoms which will be giving me luscious oranges & lemons in a few months. I just can’t focus any more.

  42. March 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The energy secretary, at a Hill hearing: “My reputation for intelligence has taken a downturn since I’ve accepted this job.”

  43. March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Donald Trump is sorely in need of a touch-up! Just saw a clip of him on Bashir, and that hair! You might have thought it couldn’t get any worse? It’s worse! Some bleached out bright yellow messy nest of a thing—–something that looks like it was constructed by a demented bird couple. Yikes! That hair is one of the Great Mysteries of Life. NY City has some fine stylists. Trump can afford their services. Why doesn’t he go? How can he look in the mirror and think, “Hair’s lookin’ good today. I really know what I’m doing arranging those strands! I’m a hair genius!”
    Geez. He’s a real goofball.

  44. 141 57andFemale
    March 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I loathe Republicans. I loathe anyone who considers themselves moderate and reasonable and still clings to the Republican brand (I’m talking to you, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe):


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  • Florida health official put on leave after promoting Covid vaccines 
  • He lost everyone he knew due to his obsession with QAnon. Then came Jan. 6.
  • Biden disappointed but not deterred after Senate fails to pass voting rights reform



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