107 Responses to “chat away”

  1. 11 Judith Fardig
    March 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Happy spring to all!

  2. March 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    The Washington Post insists that Robney is doing a better job fundraising than the President.
    Give me a break.
    They are trying to flush out the Numbers for February, btw…

    • 17 hopefruit2
      March 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      No, he’s not doing a better job at fundraising – he’s just receiving more money from Billionnaires (superPACS). He’s doing a piss poor job of small donor contributions which bodes badly for him in November.

    • 19 anniebella
      March 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      No respect for the Washington Post, they are the same one who put out that shady poll last week, where they talk to more Republicans.

      • 20 Mel
        March 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

        The MSM will making a fricking deal of Williard wining Puerto Rico, But, But Willard forgot
        to tell them that he opposed Soto Mayor for the Associate Justice The MSM know shit about how
        the hispanic community will VOTE ALL OF THE MEMEBER OF THE HOUSE IN THE HISPANIC
        CHAMBER ARE WITH PBO, and all of them are Democrats. Everylatino in the country know how
        much bashing is going on on the GOP against the Hispanics and we Hispanics do not trust the GOP at all.

  3. March 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Twice?? Wow! It’s so good to see those people fired up and ready to go!

    ” I think we need to accept, indeed embrace, that he was indeed the “essential one” whose tone, public discourse, and sense of cool, calm confidence were what we desperately needed, no matter what our political leanings. The President is, whether for good or ill, the patriarch of the nation. In this case, he has clearly worked to and for our good. His work is not done. Our need is still real. Obama 2012.”

  4. 24 vcprezofan2
    March 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Top ten finish! Whoopee! 😆 😆 Life’s good in TODville!

  5. 38 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm


  6. 40 Judith Fardig
    March 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Go Asheville and all of NC! Loved that diverse crowd at your OFA office opening. At our OFA team meeting today, a new volunteer brought an email template letter to share promoting “The Road We’ve traveled” with a link to click on. We all promised to email it out to our personal circle of friends and relatives.
    Yes – fired up!

  7. March 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I just saw 21 Jump Street and it was actually really funny. 3 of the five original cast made cameos (the 2 missing were Dustin Nguyen and Richard Grieco) It had some real laugh out loud moments and some great “oh shit” moments and dare I say some great comedic acting, who knew Channing Tatum could be both hot and funny?

    The added bonus for me, as I was looking at the movie I kept seeing these landmarks that I seemed to recognize, then half way through, I realized it was New Orleans. I was way too excited to realize that the action sequences were all in NOLA. I know, sad right.

  8. 52 vitaminlover
    March 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!! Yes indeed, yes amen!! Praise God for these two men. They will prevail!!

  9. 53 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    And, their #NEOCONSTER kids never serve, as well ….


    • 54 jackiegrumbacher
      March 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      I used to be able to retweet directly from this page and now I can’t do that anymore. Does anyone else have this problem with wordpress?

      • 55 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        March 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        Hi Jackie,
        If you click the date in the tweet it will automatically connect you to Twitter and the tweet.
        Thank you and hope you’ve had a good weekend!


        • 56 jackiegrumbacher
          March 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

          Thank you, Bob. Finally, something works! I missed being able to quickly tweet your wonderful words.

      • 57 hopefruit2
        March 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        Hmmm…are you logged into Twitter? .I just retweeted Bob’s post above directly from this page and it went through. But I’m logged in to Twitter. I don’t know if it would have gone through if I weren’t logged in.

        • 58 jackiegrumbacher
          March 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

          I think I am logged into Twitter. But I’ll check again. Sometimes being technologically inept gets very frustrating.

      • 59 donna dem 4 obama
        March 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        Jackie I can still retweet as normal.

        • 60 jackiegrumbacher
          March 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

          Donna, I’m convinced you have a gift for making things work. You’re a fundraising pro and you also navigate all the twists and turns of embedding and other mysteries that seem so effortless when you do them.

      • March 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        I have not been able to post anything under my original name. I keep getting a weird wordpress message. I have missed commenting on events here but they seemed to change the rules. I wonder if anyone else is having problems?

        • 62 jackiegrumbacher
          March 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

          Alma-I got weird world wordpress messages for days. It simply wouldn’t let me comment through Facebook, which I have done since the beginning. Whenever I post a comment now, I just hold my breath wondering if it’s going to go through this time.

      • 63 57andfemale
        March 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

        Make sure that you went through all the steps on everything you’ve retweeted. I was having the same problem the other day and hadn’t clicked on ‘retweet’ when the small window came up, which was keeping me from retweeting everything else.

        You may need to minimize your other windows in order to find the culprit.

  10. March 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    ORLANDO, Fla. — While Republican presidential candidates dig in for what has become a long, bitter fight for the GOP nomination, Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is quietly trying to take control in Florida.

    At the southeast Orlando home of retirees Vilma and Raul Merced last week, about 40 campaign volunteers packed the family room and kitchen to watch new Obama documentary video, hear a pep talk and make a few phone calls to other prospective volunteers. Similar premier parties of “Road We’ve Traveled” were held throughout Florida.


    This article is very informative, but it’s the Boston herald so…

  11. March 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Love Asheville—–had a great time in that scenic, beautiful city/area a few years ago, a great little liberal oasis in western N.C., wonderful people. Also love all of N.C., but I love the parts that voted for Obama the best. Thank you Raleigh-Durham. And C’mon North Carolina! We need you to step up again this year! “Crawl over glass” as someone said here—–it’s that important!

  12. March 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t know how to embed photos but this is a really adorable picture of the young Obama family. I hadn’t seen it before.

    • 67 vcprezofan2
      March 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Maryl. I hadn’t seen it either, and I really love to see older pics of the family and contrast then and now. Actually, I love the older videos best because it always feels so wonderfully reassuring to listen to PBO then, and see how he has grown yet stayed the same. 😆 😆 This probably makes no sense to you.

      • March 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        It makes a lot of sense! I feel exactly the same way. It is reassuring to see that he is the same person over the years. I think this is because he figured out who he was and what he believed in a long time ago, and his decisions and policies arise out of that knowledge. He is standing on a firm foundation.

  13. 69 donna dem 4 obama
    March 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    This is a very inspiring video of the NC new office opening. I get so pumped every time I see this happening in these battleground states.

    FIRED UP – READY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

    • 70 0388jojothecat
      March 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      I wish the Los Angeles, CA office was more organized, maybe there were just more people and the time of day, right after work on a Thursday. So many people stood in line waiting to get in to see the 17 minute video when they could have been signing up which many gladly did once they got inside. OFA did have people passing drinks and popcorn while we waited and got peoples information to contact them later. All in all in was a fun experience.

  14. 71 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Please be sure to call out CBS and all the other corporate #NEWSTAINERS for their incessant disrespect of our President by their flippant use of “Obama” instead of “President Obama” ….


    • March 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      I saw a tweet from Ed Henry earlier, talking about a sighting of “Mr. and Mrs. Newt Gingrich”, and I almost tweeted a sarcastic comment about the disrespect shown to President Obama, while managing to refer to Newt and Calista as “Mr.” and “Mrs”. I decided against it, because it’s like talking to a brick wall. They won’t change.

  15. 78 donna dem 4 obama
    March 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    4 years ago we were engaged in a hotly contested primary race with Hillary Clinton. If she raised X amount in a given month we would raise X+2 the next month to outdo her campaign. This went on for months until the primary was over.

    For our so-called journalist to be comparing our donor participation this year to what transpired in 2008 is ludicrous on its face. Our President is uncontested this year. We are coming off the worse financial recession in modern times. Yet, small donors are still donating at record numbers and PBO/VP Joe and FLOTUS are doing at least a dozen fundraisers each month.

    Why isn’t the media asking why since Romney is in a contested race this year he isn’t raising the same amount of money that PBO or Hillary raised during their primary in 2008. He is no where near what PBO raised at this same point in 2008 but our lazy, sloppy 4th estate wouldn’t dare question Romney’s lousy fundraising.

    • 79 hopefruit2
      March 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      I think the MSM has realized and forced to acknowledge that PBO is already beating Romney on many counts. So what do they do – they resort to using 2008 candidate Obama as the point of reference to compare PBO unfavorably. Thankfully, we are on to them and we know better.

    • 80 L3
      March 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      They also neglect the fact that when PBO won Iowa it boosted his fundraising dramatically because that was when many people actually believed he could go all the way. They were so excited at the prospect they dug deep but when he lost New Hampshire it was as though the dream that they now believed could come true was slipping away so people dug even deeper. You can’t compare the passion of a closely contested election with historical implications on both sides to what’s happening now. It is lazy and intellectually dishonest. Williard is no where near PBO in small dollar donations because there is no passion behind his candidacy.

    • March 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Indeed – if the GOP are so desperate to rescue the country from this would-be “tyrant”, surely, they should be emptying their bank accounts and pockets to achieve that aim? The only people who seem to be flashing any bucks are the billionaires supporting these failed candidates – I wonder why? Maybe because they’re actually the only people who will lose ground if Democrats retain control – although, the irony is that even the rich will continue to prosper under President Obama because he’s only trying to level the playing field, but his goal is to grow the country in a sustainable manner. The fight from the right doesn’t even make sense.

  16. 82 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    The Party of Lincoln (aka GOP) is DEAD.

    We must drive that message.

    Deny any legitimacy to what Reagan conceived & Palin birthed.

    It’s the Party of Koch & Norquist (PKN).

    The PKN’s values are – Greed, Racism, Oppression of Women, LGBT Hate, and eternal war – the #NEOCONSTER world view that President Eisenhower perceived and warned us all was the inevitable outcome of the military-industrial complex.

    We must deny any legitimacy, any oxygen to those who have tarnished beyond repair the Party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt & Eisenhower.


  17. 83 Pamela
    March 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Howdy, y’all! Straggling in after what was meant to be a short day… Oh well. Little old lady is a bit better, at least if complaining all the time is an indicator of improvement! Still many weeks to go for optimum recovery, it will be long and slow. Never mind, we will get there. Stopped to say goodnight, and now off to the paperwork! God Bless our dear President and his lovely family, and God Bless all of you lovely TODObots! And God Bless Chipsticks! 😉 Night all! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 84 desertflower
      March 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      🙂 When they complain…that’s a good sign! A bitchin’ old lady is a recovering old lady!

      • 85 isonprize
        March 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        A bitchin’ old lady is a recovering old lady! 😀 Too funny!! 😀 And the same often goes for children. When a kid looks miserable (“sick kids look sick”) they are usually sick. When they start whining and crying for stuff, they are usually getting better.

    • March 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I had to slowly breathe in for several seconds after seeing the list of potential cabinet members. Not only would that ruin all the progress made by President Obama and his Administration, but it would send the world into a tailspin. I’m pretty sure all countries in the world would vote to remove the US from the UN, and all other international organizations if Newt Gingrich was Ambassador to the UN and John Bolton was Secretary of State. I know I’d be moving to the farthest and most remote country in the world immediately, to avoid the fallout.

    • 90 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Yes, he is nuts. But, the threat these folk represent to our Republic is just as daunting as the threat posed by Jeff Davis in 1861 and that is not hyperbole.


    • 92 AnnieNeroda
      March 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Thanks for posting that, Desertflower. Sheesh — scary stuff. Your Phoenix friend, ….

  18. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    March 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Good evening, TOD! Have a lot to catch up on – was out and about most of the day – in the beautiful sunshine here in Central Illinois!

    I LOVE SPRING (even if it’s as hot as summertime, as a little surprise).

    • 94 vcprezofan2
      March 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      Illinois? So will you be lining up this week to see Willard? When you shake his hands, please tell him VC says he should work on his values. The country needs a ‘moral’ leader.

      • 95 jacquelineoboomer
        March 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

        VC – I wouldn’t shake his hand if he were the last person on earth with whom to shake hands! I’m not getting frostbite to my fingers from his old ugly grip.

        But I totally agree with your assessment of his lack of values and morality.

        What a sorry-a$$ excuse for a human being he is, eh?

        • 96 vcprezofan2
          March 19, 2012 at 1:10 am

          But he’s ‘successful’ and he’s not going to apologize for his success. I was just teasing you, JOB. Though we should admit that Willard is useful as a point of comparison.

          Think I’d better head to bed too, as I’m not sure if I’ll be called in to work tomor….later today.


          Sweet dreams for all, TODville!

          • 97 jacquelineoboomer
            March 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

            Oh, I knew you were teasing me, honey pot! I was just using my “annoyed” voice because I was thinking of Willard’s face! And, yes, if he gets the R nomination, he will definitely be useful as a point of comparison. My daydream is that during a potential debate, after Willard says something really stupid, President Obama slaps his podium, walks over to Willard, and just starts pummeling him, saying, “That was so stupid I can’t stand it anymore!” Ha!

  19. 98 desertflower
    March 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Anyone see this???

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74157.html Israel shifts views on Iran

    JERUSALEM – Despite saber-rattling from Jerusalem, Israeli officials now agree with the U.S. assessment that Tehran has not yet decided on the actual construction of a nuclear bomb, according to senior Israeli government and defense figures

    • March 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Did they apologize for nearly bringing the world to World War III? I am fed up with Netanyahu’s lies and his destructive alliance with the GOP.

  20. 100 hopefruit2
    March 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm

  21. 103 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm


  22. 104 Squarepeg
    March 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    OMG guys! It’s the 4th anniversary of the More Perfect Union speech! I almost forgot

  23. 105 utaustinliberal
    March 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

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