200 Responses to “The Story of “Fired up! Ready to go!””

  1. April 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    You bet I am fired up!

    • 2 utaustinliberal
      April 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Fired Up all the way to First place! Good for you. 😀

    • 4 miss pat
      April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      I have been fired up and ready to go since January 29th 2009. Glad no one is home to hear me dhouting, fired up, ready to go. They’d think mommy and grandma gone crazy.

      • 5 miss pat
        April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        meant January 20th the day he was inarguated. I knew he was going to have to fight for his second term. Nothing good in life comes easy.

      • 6 jackiegrumbacher
        April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        I’m with you, miss pat. He get you on your feet, ready to shout and stamp your foot. Let’s go change the world!

  2. 7 symmetry11
    April 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Finally getting email notification.

  3. 9 GGail
    April 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    RIGHT ON!!!!!


    and I gotta go……see ya later 🙂

  4. 10 whatisworking
    April 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Good Morning TOD family

    Japa really spoke for me on the last thread, we are family…..

    This was an encouraging story

    No child left alone: Volunteers mentor children of inmates

    • 11 cindysweatt
      April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      This is a great program! I am passing this on to several friends. These people are wonderful. We are our brother’s/sister’s keeper.

  5. 12 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Well, hello again! 😆

  6. 13 57andfemale
    April 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    California spends $8,667 per student per year and $50,000 per inmate per year. thkpr.gs/HMvJx4 #priorities— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) April 4, 2012

  7. 15 whatisworking
    April 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    You tell em Mr President

    President Obama: Women Are Not An Interest Group

    By karoli April 02, 2012 08:00 AM


    • 16 jacquelineoboomer
      April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      That is true, Mr. President, women are not an interest group. Thanks for catching that.

      However, we ARE interested in getting you re-elected again, sir, along with our Joey!

  8. 18 whatisworking
    April 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Only 7 Advertisers Have Replaced the Nearly 170 That Left Rush Limbaugh By: Jason EasleyApril 2, 2012


    Let’s pester the new advertisers……..

  9. 19 whatisworking
    April 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    U.S. Factory Orders Rose 1.3% in February on Capital Goods

    |By Timothy R. Homan – Apr 3, 2012 10:09 AM ET


  10. April 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    WOOOOOOOTTTTT!! Jim Messina was right, this is smashing!!

  11. 24 whatisworking
    April 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm


    Let’s send the President some love for an “awesome” speech.


  12. 27 Ladyhawke
    April 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Romney’s (Almost) Opening Day: How to Close the Deal


  13. 28 xtine
    April 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Packing some heat in Tampa, FL (jeebus moment):

    “Hoping to head off violent protesters during the Republican National Convention, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has proposed a litany of items that will be considered security threats during the week-long event.

    The list runs from air pistols to water pistols and also includes items such as masks, plastic or metal pipe and string more than six inches long.

    Conspicuously absent from the list of potential weapons: Firearms.

    That’s because state law bans local governments from placing any restrictions on the carrying of guns in public spaces.”


    • April 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Why would there be violent protestors at the RNC snoozefest? Who would even bother?

    • 31 miss pat
      April 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      What violent protesters? We Democrats will not be there, we have better things to do with our time. If they are so law abiding why the strict security? Baffles the mind.

    • 32 Dudette
      April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Long pieces of string so you can, I dunno, bind things together — Banned due to security risk
      Firearms loaded with ammunition — Meh, no problem; bring all ya got, no restrictions!

      This is what the Gun Lobby has done to our society.

  14. 33 isonprize
    April 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    It never gets old. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

    Fired up and ready to go!!

    And wow, do we have some changin’ to do!!!

    • April 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      It really doesn’t get old, does it? How many times have we seen or participated in that chant? How many times have we felt the same excitement and enthusiasm? It happens every time. Thank you, Edith Childs!

  15. 35 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Oh My Goodness, this is video nothing short of PHENOMENALLY AMAZING!
    I got so FIRED UP – just watching this video!!!

    November 2012 – BRING IT ON. Here we come. LET’S GO!

  16. April 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Robneys big speech(to the AP) basically called the President a liar and said the reason the economy sucks, is because of the US government.
    Do people buy this Shit?

  17. April 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    He already has changed the world.

    • 44 lisalovesobama
      April 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      “Can’t a First Lady get a towel?” —– hahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha!!! 😆 I love when she does that whiny think with her voice. Like when she defended Bo when Letterman say Portuguese Waterdogs were “loopy.” FLOTUS: “No, they’re noooooooooot.”—– so cute. You can tell she’s the mom of young kids. I was doing family therapy last night and I told the mom that sometimes it helps for parents to learn their kids’ languages, to understand what certain words and phrases mean to their kids so that the parents get what their kids are trying to tell them. Pre- teens and young teenagers are often like:”Nope.” “i don’t know,” “i don’t care,” “things are fine,” blah, blah blah and parents are never satisfied with that because it’s like: “what does that mean, you’re fine?” “what happened at school today?” Kid: “nuthin’.” So I always think it’s awesome when Miche says stuff that reminds us that she can quite easily get on the same level as kids and teenagers. It’s very fluid for her and I bet you the penny I have in the bank it makes raising her girls just a little bit easier.

      • 45 miss pat
        April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        The penny that you have in the bank? Oh, I wish I could send you 99 cents more to make it a dollar. I know, I am a mother and nothing passes me by. I learned my kids languages and I know what every word and phrases means. They are grown now but they will tell you that Mommy knew everything even before they told me.

      • 46 aquagranny911
        April 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

        This so made me LOL! Back in the early ’80’s someone (Don’t ask me the author’s name please, I’m playing the “age card” here & can’t remember) wrote a book called: “Were did you go? Out. What did you do? Nothing.” which was for helping parents communicate with teens. Glad to see that nothing has changed too much!

        My experience has been that most teens will be willing to communicate if they don’t feel like the prime suspect on “Law & Order” & that they really prefer adults to listen rather than talk. Listening seems to be a much underrated skill.

        • 47 lisalovesobama
          April 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

          that’s so true. Communication and language is the key is the way to deal with teenagers. I think sometimes parents don’t realize talking at kids doesn’t work. it’s actually the biggest waste of their time and their kids will never get back the 5-10 minutes of their lives their parents just wasted talking down and at them.

    • 48 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you, CC! The original link didn’t like my face so wouldn’t let me see FLOTUS. You spoil us, but THANKS.

    • 53 0388jojothecat
      April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Last weekend our city hosted an electric car event giving us an opportunity to see all the electric and hybrid cars available. As much as I’d love to buy an ALL electric car, for my driving it won’t be feasible, but the Volt is really nice so I’ll support an American made car for the first time in all my 50 years of driving.

  18. 54 lisalovesobama
    April 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Love, love, love!!!!

  19. April 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    DWS says that Mormonism is off limits.
    Because, Robney advisers are saying that’s what the Obama Campaign will focus on.
    I see what is happening. The Robney Campaign are playing the Refs, trying to check off his negatives, and get them out of the way, before the General Election.
    He tries to confuse and muddy the waters, turns the table, if you will.
    It’s very underhanded!

    • April 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Robney’s advisors really shouldn’t judge the Obama Campaign by their own ugly standards.

      • 57 lisalovesobama
        April 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

        and yet, Mr. CNTRL ALT DEL, has no problem running his fool mouth about PBO trying to force a “religion of secularism” –aka atheism– on the American people. That guy, boy do I hope he gets his in the end. If I’m alive to see it, I’ll laugh my ass off so much, they’ll have to lock me up in a padded cell in Bellevue.

        • April 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

          I’ll join you in that cell Lisa, we’ll party every day! You know, it’s getting to the stage where I want to see Romney lose almost as much as I want to see PBO win in November. Well, okay, that’s ridiculous, but you know what I mean …. I LOATHE the creature.

        • 60 miss pat
          April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

          I will be right beside you. We can laugh together.

        • 61 jackiegrumbacher
          April 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

          It’s gonna be a big cell, Lisa, and everybody is going want to join in.

    • 62 hopefruit2
      April 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Jovie don’t worry. All these silly tricks will result in a monumental loss for Romney come Nov 6. One thing voters can’t stand is the feeling that they are being deliberately manipulated by politicians and the media – and voters of today are far more vigilant about this than they were even a decade ago. Do you recall when PBO gave his SOTU speech and the media and GOP right away slammed it – then a poll came out showing that 91% of viewers agreed with the speech. The MSM dropped it like a hot potato afterwards. Ditto for the contraception issue. Ditto for the rising gas prices issue. And so it goes…

      • 63 xtine
        April 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        Indeed, hopefruit2!

      • 64 Bobfr
        April 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        Fired Up, Ready To Go!!

        Precisely hf!

        We are just beginning to change the world and we invest in that change potential once again on 6 Nov 2012.


      • 65 amk for obama
        April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        This. msm exists solely for the reason of freaking our peeps. Time to push back their nonsense in a public way.

    • 66 Linda
      April 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Rovian tactics…

      • 67 0388jojothecat
        April 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        those tactics just don’t work anymore…Robme is exposed and no amount of time can that amount of ugly go back into the toothpaste tube.

    • April 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Mormonism should be off limits, just like questions about PBO’s religion should be off limits, just like Kennedy’s or Santorum’s Catholicism should be off limits. The same would be true if it was a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist or atheist running. Focus on the policies, not the religion.

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Jovie, Romney’s negatives are only important to the President in so far as they affect his (lack of) ideas for the country. His campaign can busy themselves checking them off, but IMO they’re only making meaningless work for themselves.

      It seems to me that Romney and his advisers haven’t yet realized that this election IS about content. They can keep circling around on the containers while PBO is highlighting the contents within. Americans need substance to survive and more and more of them are realizing that the Republicans are not only dishonest, they have no workable answers. By the time Romney and his gang get to this point, if they ever do, they’ll have no answers prepared, as usual. It’s not like PBO hasn’t repeatedly shown that he’s quite willing to dialogue on the REAL ISSUES. They can’t take him up on it because, other than the tried and failed trickle down, they have absolutely nothing else to offer.

      Did they have a clue about the auto industry? About foreclosures?
      Have they come up with a health care alternative? Years later?
      Did they create any jobs? Any ideas to better any area in the world?
      Will their budget do anything for the COUNTRY?
      Name me ONE positive thing the Republicans have done for A-MER-I-CA since 2009. What exactly do Republicans have to campaign on other than the President’s accomplishments and character, two areas that, unless you are blind, deaf, and stupid, really speak for themselves? Romney Campaign, (tapping them gently on the head) you go ahead and prepare yourselves for an argument that the country has no time for. It will keep you occupied and out of the way of the grownups so they can steer the country more fully onto the right 21st Century tracks.

    • 71 miss pat
      April 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Okay, good. Mormonism off limits. Christianism (is there such a word) and Muslim off limits too. If the fool makes a mistake and brings up the Presidet’s religion then all bets off and the President can attack him. I am sure the President had no intention of bringing that up. The man has class.

        April 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm


      • 73 aquagranny911
        April 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

        PBO won’t have to “attack” Robme because WE WILL, all over the intertubes! Our President will be gracious just as when he told people in 2008 to lay off Palin’s children & family. PBO will always attack the issues not the person. We, however may be allowed to be way less than gracious in defending our Prez!

    • 74 Cha
      April 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Maybe off limits for DWS but willard is trying to make PBO into an Atheist so I don’t think his Mormonism should be off limits.

      The gopropaganda machine obviously know that williard’s vulnerability is that he’s a Lyin’ Mormon.

    • 75 nospin
      April 5, 2012 at 1:23 am

      my take is that the least of Romney’s issue is his religion.

      The man has no core. None. No values, no loyalties, no leadership skills. no empathy. He is a chameleon and changes on a dime.

      Glad to see DWS reiterated that at least to the administration and the re-election team, Romney’s religion is off limits. It isn’t relevant.

  20. 76 Bobfr
    April 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    We need to bring these folk to the truth, as many of them as possible, not because of their vote but because of the very low quality of life to which they are shackled.


    • April 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      You said it Bobfr. They’ll cheer people like Romney, Santorum and the rest not realizing that if these people had their way they would be living in a sweat shop (if they’re lucky) working for 18th century wages.

  21. April 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    • 79 miss pat
      April 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Go tell this on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere. Please twitterers twitter it, please.

  22. 80 Dakota
    April 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Good Morning Family.

    Today, April 4th is the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King. Kindly take a moment to pause and reflect upon his legacy and impact on this nation.

  23. 81 Bobfr
    April 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    One voice ….

    This video really touches one deeply ….


    Let’s Get This Done

  24. 83 Ladyhawke
    April 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    ON THE ECONOMY – By Jared Bernstein

    The President’s Speech and the Ryan Budget: Two Very Alternative Visions


  25. 84 Ladyhawke
    April 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Three Charts Illustrating Two Different Visions for Our Nation


    Today at the Associated Press Luncheon, the President discussed how his vision differs with the radical vision laid out in the House Republican Budget:

    “This Congressional Republican budget, however, is something different altogether. It’s a Trojan Horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly-veiled Social Darwinism. It’s antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it – a place where prosperity doesn’t trickle down from the top, but grows outward from the heart of the middle class. And by gutting the very things we need to grow an economy that’s built to last – education and training; research and development – it’s a prescription for decline.”

    The President’s approach to reducing our deficit is a balanced approach that asks the wealthiest to pay their fair share, achieves significant health savings and enacts sensible spending cuts while making the investments we need to have a strong middle class.

    Take a look at how the President’s approach and the Congressional Republican policies stack up side by side:



  26. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    April 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm


  27. 86 edwina3
    April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  28. 87 sherijr
    April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    woohoo..! I am most definitely FiredUP… I just love this story, and how very smart to put the lady who started it all on this ad- Perfecto!

  29. 88 auni
    April 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Blackman–you are so right, the President easily falls into that “vocal rhythm” when he is talking about the Lord. That man could become a preacher after his second term in office. Poor 57andfemale–have you had anyone massage your face and head. Sounds strange, but I have been able to help my son with his headaches by careful massage around his eyes. Had a great great aunt in Finland who had “the touch” too.

  30. 89 Linda
    April 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Fox News’ Legal Analyst Disagrees With 5th Circuit’s Attack On Obama: ‘I’m Not So Sure The DoJ Has To Comply With This’

  31. 93 Ladyhawke
    April 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The jackals are circling in the briefing room. Jay Carney should be at the podium shortly.

      • 95 Ladyhawke
        April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        Jackals carrying water for the GOP, big time today.

        The jackals are demonstrating today the clearest evidence yet that they are advocates for the Republican Party. At the root of every question is some GOP complaint or criticism. The front row was really embarrassing today. This also demonstrates that the speech hit a nerve and the GOP is freaking out. Not only did President Obama call out the Romney-Ryan budget, he also called out the media and their penchant to portray each side as equally guilty of (fill in the blank).

    • 96 lisalovesobama
      April 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      OMG! Norah O’D is such an ass. she says given the fact that PBO dissed the Willard-Serial Killer budget, why doesn’t he get Dems to put forward their own budget. Jay was like: “Norah, you know that PBO put forward his own budget….” he continues but you can hear Stupid Norah trying to interrupt his response. 🙄 what an idiot.

      • 97 lisalovesobama
        April 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

        Norah asks on the SC: ” does PBO regret using the word ‘unprecedented?'” WTF?!!!! how many times has she and everyone in the media used that word in regards to every damned thing?!! she gets stupider and stupider every second I sit and watch. Fatso Ed didn’t even wait to be called on he just asked his question. Then when Jay is responding, Fatso tries to talk over him but Jay just overrode him.

        • 98 lisalovesobama
          April 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

          since when do Fatso and Nimbo team up? Ed and Norah are such pukes.

          • 99 lisalovesobama
            April 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

            Fatso is quibbling about the votes for health care vs. the Willard-Serial Killer budget.

            • 100 lisalovesobama
              April 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm

              why does Ed get to monopolize the questions? Him and his pal Nimbo. Now that Fatass is questioning PBO’s speech yesterday, asking how can the WH not say it was a political speech bc PBO said the Serial Killer’s budget was a “trojan horse” and “social darwinism” — I hate these guys. what purpose do they serve. Fricking Bottom Feeders and Parasites. Now it’s Chuckie the Toad.

              • 101 lisalovesobama
                April 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

                Now being asked whether yesterday’s clarification on PBO’s part about the SC is a walk back. WTF?!!! :asses:

                • 102 lisalovesobama
                  April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

                  some dumb ass just quoted a Fuckup poll that said PBO’s job approval is 48 and disapproval is 45. She asked for his comment. Jay said: there are polls everyday. I’ve got no comment. what do you want me to say? ( i think) Dumbass says: “{but} it’s not moving!!!” 🙄 these people are so stupid.

                  • 103 vcprezofan2
                    April 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

                    Hey Lisa, I didn’t realize you had this covered up here. 😉 I was just moaning down below that I can’t believe I tried to watch these dolts today. This group is a science experiment for me -the largest group of live. NON-GROWING organisms I have encountered to date. 🙄

                    • 104 lisalovesobama
                      April 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

                      you and me both. I feel like taking a really long hot shower. I feel so gross after watching that shit. I hope Jay is getting paid buku bucks for this shit. Jay is so sweet and nice but sometimes I miss Gibbsie’s bitchass attitude. The WH press core really makes you want to be very rude to them. I have fantasies of the AF-1 pilot dumping them off mid-air over the Atlantic sans life vests. :mrgreen:

                • 105 symmetry11
                  April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

                  My feed went out again. Did Apryl Ryan just ask a question about Trayvon?

              • 109 Dudette
                April 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

                Okay, I’m not up on my nicknames… who are Fatso Ed and Nimbo?
                Are we talking Ed Schultz, Ed Henry or someone else? Nimbo = no clue.

                Chuckie the Toad, I get. That’s Chuck Todd.

          • 111 miss pat
            April 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

            Maybe they ae f buddies?

            • 112 lisalovesobama
              April 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

              :BLEECH: :BLEECH: Dammit!!! where’s my bleach?!!! where’s my vodka??!!!!!! OMG, Ms Pat!!!!!! Curse you!!! You’ve just ruined me!!!! I now need a lobotomy to get that fucked up image outta my mind. Bleach and Vodka will not work. Repeat: BLEACH AND VODKA WILL NO LONGER WORK!!!!!!!!! Excuse, I’ve gotta go stick my head in my toilet.

        • 115 symmetry11
          April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

          Thanks for the infor, Lisa. My feed for CNN & Whitehouse.gov are horrible. It keeps cutting out, so I have no idea what is being said.

        • 116 Ladyhawke
          April 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

          Norah “Ice Princess” O’Donnell might as well be the press secretary for Speaker Boehner. You can always count on a snarky, sarcastic question from her.

          • 117 lisalovesobama
            April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

            I see London, I see France, I see Norah’s underpants!!! It’s big and ugly and dyed bright red with a bigass elephant looking straight ahead.

            • 118 miss pat
              April 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

              Ah, that reminds me of one of my bosses underwear. The fire alarm went off and she jumped on a desk and all we saw was this big bloomers.

              • 119 lisalovesobama
                April 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

                hahahahhahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhahahaha!!! Gross!!!!! You must have been traumatized. I bet you never looked at her the same way again. 😈

                • 120 miss pat
                  April 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

                  Never did. She didn’t like us West Indians because her man was from the islands and didn’t have a job. She sent me to get a new ID after I got married and when I came back she asked me what took me so long and asked if I came back by donkey cart. So you know I couldn’t stand her even before then.

                  • 121 lisalovesobama
                    April 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

                    miss pat, you got nuthin’ to worry about. she flashed her granny draws in front of her staff. She’s done for. She can’t recover her dignity. you know it, she knows it and it’s likely why she’s such a beeyatch.

          • 122 Dudette
            April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

            I know… something is wrong with that woman. She’s either not getting enough fiber or hugs in her life. Maybe both.

  32. 123 AnnieNeroda
    April 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Just watched “Fired up.” I have tears in my eyes — tears of joy. We have GOT this thing!!

    • 124 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Oh ho TODville! I got so ‘fired up’ I went over to Mark Knoller’s place and left some answers to a couple of tweets. I wasn’t rude or anything but, since they can’t handle truth, in case they’re looking for me you haven’t seen me.

  33. 125 Linda
    April 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) – Accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators were referred on Wednesday to trial before a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal on charges that could carry the death penalty, the Pentagon said.

    The five are charged with terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war and other counts, and were referred to a capital military tribunal, meaning they could be sentenced to death if convicted, the Pentagon said.

  34. 126 Linda
    April 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Mitt Romney, addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, accused President Obama of running a “hide and seek” campaign because he isn’t explicitly conveying his platform once in office.

    Nancy Pelosi famously said that we would have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it. President Obama has turned that advice into a campaign strategy: He wants us to re-elect him so we can find out what he will actually do.

    With all the challenges the nation faces, this is not the time for President Obama’s hide and seek campaign.

    This is the best part !

    “Unlike President Obama, you don’t have to wait until after the election to find out what I believe in – or what my plans are,” Romney added.


    Isn’t this the man who said ” If I tell you what I will do, I won’t win ” ???

    • 127 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      My response =

    • 128 lisalovesobama
      April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Martin just made the same comparison you did, Linda. Great minds, babeeee! So true. I’m always amazed by the inner workings of a delusional mind. What must it be like for a man thinking that he can run against PBO and win the presidency of these united states? If I didn’t despise that freakazoid so much, I’d feel sorry for him.

      • 129 Ladyhawke
        April 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

        Martin Bahir is great. But can I just say how much I love Karen Finney and Chrystal Ball. They are just terrific. Both of then are so insightful. They always make good points that go right to the heart of the matter being discussed. It’s always a pleasure to see them.

  35. 130 idon
    April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I loved the Fired up Ready 2 Go. It made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes. And I am the FIRST FAN of FLOTUS – I just love her so much. Can’t wait to see the BL at the WH, Never watched the show but I will definitely be watching the FLOTUS ep.

  36. 131 vcprezofan2
    April 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    The WHpress corps annoys me right up to my eye teeth! 🙄

    • 132 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      In order to lower my rising blood pressure I had to check out of today’s presser. It’s a weakness of mine not to be tolerant of supposedly sensible people asking repeated meaningless questions! Grrr! I have never had my knowledge base extended by listening to these dolts, I don’t know why I keep going back periodically. Sigh. It’s like the Pres says – I shouldn’t keep repeating the same action while expecting different results.

      • 133 jackiegrumbacher
        April 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        The number of people who watch these pressers could probably fit in a normal living room. The number who care what these people think would maybe overflow into the dining room. These are Republicans. They and others like them will always support their party. That they do it with disrespect and contempt makes them even less worthy of our time. Carney goes out to face these guys like a good soldier and that’s all the attention they deserve. The rest of the population doesn’t give a damn what they say and think. So, you’re wise to check out.

        • 134 aquagranny911
          April 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

          Agreed! All I can think for Jay Carney is “Semper Fi, Sir” every time he stands to deal with the press outright prejudice & stupidity. If we ever gave a CMH for this, Jay sure deserves one!

        • 135 MsKitty (@michelec64)
          April 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

          Exactly. It’s clear what their agenda is. Jay Carney has to be there because that’s why he gets the big bucks. As for me, I’d rather watch episodes of Jersey Shore for 24 hours straight than this gaggle of gossips. But then that’s my view on the US broadcast media in general.

  37. 136 sabreen60
    April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Great picture of President Obama and Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame doing the vulcan hand gesture.


    • 137 jacquelineoboomer
      April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Loved that! Think of the fun they both had making that gesture for the camera, real vulcans or not.

    • 138 aquagranny911
      April 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      I so love that! I’m such a trekkie & Nichelle Nichols is a totally cool person. I’ve read some stuff about her.

  38. 139 auni
    April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I just had to quit watching the press conference. God bless Jay for his ability to stand there and listen to the flack from the three clowns in the far right front row seats. It’s a terrible reflection on the US that this is what passes for journalism at this level. Instead of gotcha’ questions, shouldn’t they be asking real questions? It’s like high school!

    • 140 jacquelineoboomer
      April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      But for a couple, we practically have to go outside of the country to get “our” news, properly reported. Sick-e-ning.

    • 141 jackiegrumbacher
      April 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      They don’t want real answers, auni. Why should they want anything to upset their pre-conceived notions and pre-written stories. It’s all a dance and I’m sure Jay Carney knows this. My guess is at the end of each of these pressers, he goes back, washes his hands and then has a big laugh with his staff about the bozos in the front row. I’ll bet they take bets about who’s going to ask the dumbest question or how high Nora’s skirt is going to go.

  39. 142 Carol
    April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    http://www.thefogbow.com/special-reports/people-remember-president-obama/friends/#Hawaii……..off topic but loved reading all of this. Many hours of insite into the President’s life. Things I never knew.

    • 143 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Carol, it is all your fault that I’ve been out of commission for so long. This is a lot of reading! I passed it several times, but got hooked when I finally peeked since it is about our Pres after all. Anyway, I’ll share this part even though I’m not quite done the article. Maybe I’ll derail someone else. 😉 Interesting enough several people mentioned his sense of humour and his quiet nature.

      Barbara Nelson, Teacher: Literature

      As a high school teacher of British, Biblical and Middle Eastern literature, Nelson taught Obama. “He wasn’t usually the first one to speak, but he was an attentive, active listener,” she said. “While the others might be bouncing off the surface, he came straight from the center. He picked up on the patterns of ideas and then he’d make a statement that moved the class to the focal point. He also had a lovely, engaging sense of humor,” Nelson said. “He was firm, but he wasn’t aggressive or in your face.”

      During one class the question was posed “of what should we be most afraid,” drawing answers that included “death,” “hell,” “biological warfare,” “fear” and “isolation,” said Nelson. “I recall Barack sitting in the back of the room,” Nelson said, demonstrating a hands-behind-his- head pose and describing his lanky, outstretched legs. “When he pulled himself upright I thought ‘Bingo. Here we go,’ ” she said, expecting the discussion to move to a new level.

      “And he said, ‘Words. Words are the power to be feared most. Every individual has an unmonitored arsenal and whether they are directed personally or internationally, words can be weapons of destruction.”


  40. 150 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    • 151 lisalovesobama
      April 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      WAIT FOR IT: {{{{{{ The sky might fall when I admit this}}}} Joking Joe Asshole is right. {{ quickly runs to the window to check}}

  41. 154 auni
    April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Oh my dear Edith Childs–your voice just sings–even when you are just talking. I wish she lived next door.

  42. 155 SueBee
    April 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    This is why I can’t watch WH briefings

  43. 156 lisalovesobama
    April 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm


    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted a six-to-three Supreme Court verdict upholding her, and President Obama’s, health care overhaul.
    “I’m predicting six-to-three in favor,” she said yesterday at a private event at the Paley Center for Media in New York. “I have confidence that if we’re talking about the law of the land and our compliance with it, that we will be OK.”
    President Obama also predicted confidently — and to the anger of some conservatives — that the court would have no choice but to uphold the legislation.
    Read more: Buzzfeed

    Read more: http://www.ktlkam1150.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104707&article=9994650#ixzz1r6KWY4KF

    • 157 hopefruit2
      April 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      As I stated last week during the hearings, NO ONE from PBO’s camp including the top Dem party leaders (Reid and Pelosi) have been acting like they were concerned that the law was going to be overturned. It’s the damn media who has been stirring up hysteria on this issue.

    • April 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I really doubt if anybody would be coming out with this kind of prediction, stated as certainly as it is, unless word of the vote last Friday were not out there.

      • 159 Bobfr
        April 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        Actually, japa, if they were aware of a leak on the vote I think they’d be very reluctant to offer these types of comments.

        Their comments are deeply rooted in their knowledge of the law and the reality that if SCOTUS in any way overturned #ACA it would do two things: 1 Absolutely violate the separation of powers, checks & balances essence of the Constitution; and 2 Unambiguously expose the affirming Justices as tools of the Party of Koch & Norquist (former GOP).

        I do not think either Kennedy or Roberts would want that legacy.

        I also think the dissenters in such a situation would explicitly call out the violation of Constitutional law and corruption of the Court that such a decision would represent.


        • 160 PoliticalJunkessa
          April 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

          I agree with you, Bob.

          I read PBO’s and Nancy’s confidence as being more an operation of their knowledge of the ACA, the constitutionality of the ACA, the function of the Supreme Court (historically, not this Court specifically), and precedent, rather than an operation of any leak or inside knowledge.

  44. 161 lisalovesobama
    April 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Randi played Lou Dobbs wondering if PBO has advanced warning about ACA decision and that the leaked info may be contributing to PBO’s “intemperate” words about our F-ed up SC the other day.

    • 162 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Lou Dobbs still around? He was actually the first recipient of my anti-Obama hatred! I never knew I could hate someone I hadn’t met so virulently, but by early 2008 I couldn’t bear the sight of him for the few seconds it took to switch the channel when his mug appeared. Eventually my hatred spread to Borga, Crowley, Bergen, Carville (yes Carville) and then the whole CNN gang. However, I didn’t hate the others as much as I did Dobbs’ face and rhetoric. While I don’t wish for anyone to lose a job, I was pleased when his racist self was removed from such a prominent platform.

      • 163 lisalovesobama
        April 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

        TeaNN doesn’t even exist for me anymore. I only click on Chip’s link to their footage of PBO at rallies or fundraisers. Don’t watch them on teevee nor do I go to their website. They are disgusting. Dobbs is a ugly old fraud.

        • 164 vcprezofan2
          April 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

          Same here. I haven’t watched TV in years, dating back to the 2008 elections. That’s actually when I found ‘the blogs’, so there WAS some silver lining to their awful reporting. 😆 To that point I’d only cursorily studied media bias, so to have it slap me in the face on such an ongoing basis was an eyeopener! I never did like TV so I have had no cause to regret my decision, and if I ever need to see something – like Whitney’s funeral, I can just turn it on. Works well for me, apart from paying monthly for something *I* use only once in a blue moon. Offspring uses it more often.

    • 165 Bobfr
      April 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm


      • 166 Ladyhawke
        April 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        Bobfr, I marvel at your ability to get so much information into such a small space. Your tweets are legend. You are the town crier of TODville. Nicely done.

    • 167 hopefruit2
      April 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Randi is not being helpful by helping to spread RW propaganda about PBO being “intemperate” or what not. Furthermore, she’s feeding the hysteria about the ACA decision – which is exactly what the media LOVES to distract from the real issues.

      There is nothing so far that leads me to believe that the ACA has been voted against – I would wager just the opposite.

      • 168 lisalovesobama
        April 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        she didn’t say PBO’s comments were “intemperate.” she played a clip of Lou Dobbs saying that. She’s defending PBO by airing clips of FDR going after the SC. Stating that the RW are hypocrites because they criticize PBO for stating his opinion from one side of their mouths and on the other side of their mouths, they start talking about freedom of speech. But they can’t respect the president’s right to use his own free speech without being called a “thug” by hannity and the likes.

        • 169 purpleshoesla
          April 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

          Yep, exactly. Randi’s calling out their hypocrisy, A-GAIN…. Funny how when Shrub and Shrub’s administration were railing about SC and the unfettered power of unelected Federal judges, that’s perfectly acceptable. Nope, no thuggery going on back then. PUH-LEEZE
          Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican..

          Rude Pundit’s blog today pointed out the hypocrisy:

          But, apparently, if a federal judge decides that the treatment of some Americans is unconstitutional, that’s out of their jurisdiction. Here’s Smith on August 6, 2010, decrying the decision that overturned California’s gay marriage banning Prop. 8: “It is not the role of a single, unelected federal judge to redefine the institution of marriage and impose it on American society. The people alone-through their elected representatives-have that role and responsibility.”

          The Bush administration was all up in the grills of the unelected judges. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on November 9, 2005 said, “It is one thing for the people’s representatives to consider and adopt laws that draw on the experience of foreign nations. It is quite another for unelected judges, charged with determining the will of the people as they expressed it in the Constitution, to rely on foreign experience as a basis for rejecting the actions of those elected representatives.”

          And here’s the man hisself, George W. Bush, on October 6, 2008, deriding that “[the] concept of a ‘living Constitution’ gives unelected judges wide latitude in creating new laws and policies without accountability to the people.” He was all about the judge-bashing, except for that one decision you might remember.


      • 170 anniebella
        April 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        hopefruit2, I can’t deal with people like that, that’s why I avoid them. I don’t know what going to happen with the ACA decision. But my number one goal is to do all I can to help re-elect President Obama.

        • 171 jackiegrumbacher
          April 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

          Anniebella, I seem to always end up agreeing with you completely. We can’t do a thing about the ACA decision, but we can do a lot about registering voters and making sure they have the IDs they need to vote on election day. Anything else is a distraction.

    • April 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Lou Dobbs? My,my, I had forgotten about him entirely. What a shame that all these vacillating folks, will not even make it to the history books,YES,YOU,Coward Slimeman,and the whole WH press ‘corpses’…but PBO has already done so a hundred times over.

  45. 173 Caroline deForest
    April 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Not a reply, but a question. I have many non-Democrat friends whom I would like to ‘turn’ in the coming election. Any advice on where to get some of the marvelous charts and graphs that I sometimes see on TV, visually displaying job loss/gain over the past 5-10 years, real wage/income growth/loss under Republican and Democratic administrations over the past 50 years, tax benefits for groups ranging from the top 2% to the bottom 10% over the past 50 years, and anything else that I am not thinking of at this moment? I am particularly interested in the reports and graphs produced by non-partisan groups and orgs. I believe the Dems, but my friends are looking for independent analyses!


    • 174 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Caroline, there is a sister site listed in the blogroll to the right called ‘What is Working” [whatisworking.com] that has lots of helpful little bits and pieces. It is a very upbeat site. I would think you could find something there if you wish to stay away from WH.gov. In the sections at the top of this site is one called ‘RESOURCES’ which has a ‘Charts and Graphs’ subsection. See if this is of help to you. Good luck, and, whether it’s what you have in mind or not, don’t hesitate to come on back and ask for help as our TOD “experts” move in and out throughout the day and night.

    • 175 aquagranny911
      April 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Also want to add that TPV, “The Peoples View” (should be on the blog roll) has great stuff also. Check their archives. Deaniac is a master at research & breaking it all down so it is easily understood. Rootless, another diarist there, can make complex economics so easy even this old Granny can get it.

  46. 176 Liberal Librarian
    April 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Man, Deaniac got my post up faster than I was expecting.

    I have a new piece up at TPV: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/04/can-we-call-it-fascism-now.html

    Also, read Deaniac’s piece on the genius of Obamanomics: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/04/sweet-irony-and-genius-of-obamanomics.html

  47. 177 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Got an email from Jim Messina saying that in the 24 hrs leading up to last Saturday’s deadline they received 118K donations – that’s more than the campaign has ever received in any single day of the campaign. He also said that more than 1.8 million people donated in this quarter! I can’t wait to see those numbers.

  48. 178 hopefruit2
    April 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    LOLZ! Well that was kinda expected – especially after he got his arse handed to him by L O’D, Charles blow and Jonathan Capehart.

    • 179 Linda
      April 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      I like Charles Blow…

      Charles M. Blow is an American journalist, and the current visual Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, and has worked as a graphics director and art director for the Times and National Geographic respectively.

      In April 2008, he began publishing a column in the Times, featuring charts as a form of opinion journalism; it now appears every Saturday. Blow also writes a blog entitled “By The Numbers” for the newspaper’s website

      Here he is on c-span’s Q & A…it is great…


    • 180 miss pat
      April 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Fool gave up his job to go on teevee defending the man. Hope the father paid him some good money. Media advisor my foot.

  49. 181 PhillyinJA
    April 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hello guys from overcast Jamaica. I’m a little late for the party but after this video, I am fired up

  50. April 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    This goes against everything I learned from PBO, but I do hate Mitt Romney. What a bad bad bad person.

    • 185 Ladyhawke
      April 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm


      BWD, I agree with you on this. Not only is Mitt Romney a flip flopping pathological liar, he is has as Congressman Barney Frank said a few days ago “a meanness at his core,” When I hear Mitt Romney lying, distorting and making stuff up about President Obama and his accomplishments, I sense the meanness in him. He just makes up wild accusations out of thin air. There is a viciousness in his political rhetoric that can not be denied. His dishonesty is a serious character flaw. I don’t know how you run a campaign for the presidency where the facts are irrelevant.

      Rep. Frank: Romney ‘unburdened by any commitment to any principle whatsoever’


    • April 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      I guess the ticket will be Turkey and Rice huh? So much for running away from Bush.

    • 189 Lorraine
      April 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Granted she is a far better choice that Sister Sarah in 2008; but this smacks of desperation and it ain’t even September yet.

    • 191 majiir
      April 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      I would say that most Black Americans have the same mistrust for Rice as we did/do for GWB, Romney, and the other GOPers. Cain thought he could wean a significant number of us away from PBO, but that was just wishful thinking. We know bad news when we see/hear it, and the GOP is bad news for ALL Americans, except the one percenters. There’s one thing that most Black Americans don’t take lightly, and that is a Black American shilling for the uber wealthy to the detriment of blacks and other Americans. That she would publicly align herself with Romney after he and the GOPers have disrespected PBO to the extent that they have is a slap in the face to us. Neither Romney nor Rice would want to be within earshot of any place where Black Americans congregate were he to choose her as his VP. What they’d hear wouldn’t be complementary, or pretty, but brutally honest. I can’t imagine Rice out campaigning and feeding redmeat to the far RW nutcases. She’d only compound Romney’s awkardness factor, not reduce it.

    • 192 miss pat
      April 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Nah, not Candi Rice. She called W her husband in an interview, then caught and corrected herseelf. She was buying shoes when New Orleaners were floating on housetops. Any Black woman that is a Republican now needs to have their heads examined. While you are at it check down there too. Probe them.

    • 193 nospin
      April 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

      I have a lot of respect for Condoleeza Rice. But I will bet you $10,000 that there is no way Rice will align herself with the likes of Romney.

      Ain’t gonna happen. Short list or not.

  51. 194 purpleshoesla
    April 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    One of my sheroes, AA artist Elizabeth Catlett, died on Monday at 96. Also remembering MLK today as well. Have a good day TOD!

    “Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century’s top black artists

    The U.S.-born sculptor and printmaker, who lived most of her life in Mexico, blended art and social consciousness. Her work confronted the most disturbing injustices against African Americans. Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life inMexico, has died. She was 96.

    Catlett, whose sculptures became symbols of the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, said her eldest son, Francisco.”


  52. 195 Linda
    April 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Five New Orleans Police Officers Sentenced For Post-Katrina Shootings

    Five officers were sentenced on Wednesday for their role in the infamous Danziger Bridge shootings in the days after Hurricane Katrina. A rundown of the sentences from a Justice Department press release:

    Sergeant Kenneth Bowen was sentenced to 40 years in prison;
    Sergeant Robert Gisevius was sentenced to 40 years in prison;
    Officer Robert Faulcon was sentenced to 65 years in prison; and
    Officer Anthony Villavaso was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
    The fifth officer, Sergeant Arthur “Archie” Kaufman, was a supervisor who was not involved in the shooting, but who helped the other officers cover up what they had done. Kaufman was sentenced to six years in prison.

    “We hope that today’s sentences give a measure of peace and closure to the victims of this terrible shooting, who have suffered unspeakable pain and who have waited so patiently for justice to be done,” DOJ’s Thomas E. Perez said in a statement. “The officers who shot innocent people on the bridge and then went to great lengths to cover up their own crimes have finally been held accountable for their actions. As a result of today’s sentencing, the city of New Orleans can take another step forward.

  53. 198 Linda
    April 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Watch Progressive Candidates Turn The Ryan Budget Into An Organizing Tool

  54. 199 prettyfoot58
    April 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm








  55. 200 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    April 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I saw the President tell this story in September of 2009. By then quite a lot of the audience were familiar with it but relished the telling of it. It was such a thrill to be in the same room with him, along with several thousand others. We knew the parts that were coming up. We knew about the lady with the hat. We anticipated each “fired up!” and responded with the “ready to go!” There’s no one like him really. I just love my President!!

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