thank you!

15,000 thanks to all you mighty people who donated to TOD’s OFA fundraiser the last few days – woooooooooot: our target was reached today 😉

125 Responses to “thank you!”

  1. 3 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Time to UP the goal!

  2. 5 nintendowii10
    April 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Kobach Contradicts Romney Campaign, Says He Regularly Advises Senior Staff On Immigration Policy


    But but but Hillary Rosen!

    • 6 Brit
      April 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Mitt is trying to slide to the middle on immigration.

    • 7 collegekay
      April 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      who is kobach?

      • 8 nintendowii10
        April 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        Kobach is the author of Arizona’s and Arizona’s controversial immigration laws.

        • 9 desertflower
          April 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

          And Alabama and MS, too…I do believe. He is an ugly nativist POS. This guy needs to be hung around Romney’s neck, which is EXACTLY where he belongs. Romney did, in fact, hire him on as an advisor of all things relating to immigration….now that he has to appear “sane” to move to the middle, he wants to pull this crap? NO WAY WE SHOULD EVER LET THAT HAPPEN!!!

  3. 10 GGail
    April 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Good west coast afternoon Chipsticks!
    Great news on reaching our Goal!!!!!!!
    Good west coast afternoon TOD family 🙂

  4. 11 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations on fundraising goals! 🙂

  5. 12 vcprezofan2
    April 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Congrats, all of you! Way to go! 😆 😆

  6. 13 Brian
    April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    It’s been so much fun to see the amounts edge up and to play even a small part in helping people like DonnaDem and CollegeKay reach their goals. It personalizes this great campaign. Everybody here is so wonderful, funny, informative, passionate, and inspiring.

  7. 14 Liberal Librarian
    April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Go Chips! Go us! We’re all we have. We don’t have the media. We don’t have the airwaves. That’s the mindset we have to keep until Nov. 6.

  8. 17 collegekay
    April 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Way to go Chips! Kudos to everyone who’s donated.

  9. 18 ctgirl7
    April 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm


  10. 19 Bill
    April 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Go Martin. He knows how to see through the Willards.

  11. 30 desertflower
    April 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm



    Time to cut the head off this snake.

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      April 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      We have to keep making the light shine on the Koch creeps. Even a year ago people hadn’t heard about ALEC or the Koch brothers and now the light is blazing on the cockroaches and they’re crawling around desperate for a dark corner. Walmart is another of the sleazebags. Most of the paper products in their stores are from Koch Industries. You have to read every single label to be sure you’re not inadvertently giving a dime to the evil Kochs. I won’t even by socks with spandex because that stuff is made by the “brothers.” I’d rather have the stupid things pool around my ankles. My big fear is that even if they make a tactical retreat for publicity purposes, they’ll regroup as another shadowy organization that will continue to promote their radically anti-democracy agenda.

  12. 32 desertflower
    April 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm


    When are wingers going to realize that the RW powers that be, don’t give two shits about them??

    • 33 a4alice
      April 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      both great DF thanks tweeted

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      April 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Sure food stamps make such an impact on the deficit, it’s just stunning. The GOP could care less about the deficit, they just want o inflict maximum hurt on poor people just because they can. They are increasingly a party of sociopaths. Their motto: If it helps people, we’re against it; if it inflicts a lot of pain, maybe even risks starvation and ill health, than we’re all for it.

  13. April 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats Chips. You need to raise your goal. I have had to honor my telephone pledges of late, but will continue to donate through here as much as I can.

  14. 36 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    LOL! Looks like Miss Ann is now trying to Etch A Sketch her remarks about Rosen’s comment being an “early birthday gift!”


    • 37 anniebella
      April 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Ann Romney is like Mitt, phony liars.

      • 38 vcprezofan2
        April 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        I wonder which of them was the original teacher?

        • 39 jackiegrumbacher
          April 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

          There isn’t a honest bone or ounce of integrity between them. Only a very sick person would say that she was criticized as a mother. This is like Palin saying liberals wanted her to abort her Downs Syndrome baby. Neither of them could name one person who said anything like that. I could personally care less what this woman was like as a mother so many decades ago. It’s when she sets herself up as an adviser about what women of today should do, that she becomes a joke. Ann Romney is a senior citizen. It’s been a long time since anyone has been affected by her motherhood. Doesn’t she have anything else to recommend herself?

        • 40 anniebella
          April 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

          I don’t know who taught who, but both Ann And Mitt does it well. Lie.

          • 41 vcprezofan2
            April 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

            They sure do. Problem is they seem so sleazy when they do, despite their wealth. They do not engender one iota of respect in me, not one!

  15. April 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Good Job Chips!!!! What another great gettin’ up day again, even though I just took #2 to the airport after her last drive-by visit.
    She’s on her way to sunny LA in the great state of Cali. I’z sad, but hey, somebody has to do all that traveling. So some poll says that 45% of the people know enough about Mehney to have formed an opinion of him, 53% said they’d give him another look. What they didn’t say was that those 53% are conservatives who are stuck with him and might as well look at him again, as opposed to staying home. Not good numbers imo.

  16. 44 nintendowii10
    April 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Itgurl made a point on the other thread about Hillary Rosen comments being compared to Ted Nugent comments. It’s BECAUSE that Axelrod and Messina condemned a random CNN pundit that the media is responding to Ted Nugents comments with the attitude of “BOTH SIDES DO IT TOO.”

    I’m going to quote Bob Beckel and say they don’t know what the FUCK they are talking about! Hillary Rosen wrongfully worded her attack on Ann Romney about being out of touch with average stay at home moms. The media blew it up, made a mountain of a molehill, and the Obama campaign fumbled the response. Instead of shaming the Romney campaign and pointing out how privleged Ann Romney is as compared to SAHMs, they decided to condemn the pundit, thus giving the media an opening to defend Ann Romney.

    And it so continues with Ted Nugent’s comments, comparing our President to a coyote being shot and saying he’s going to chop off Democrat’s heads in November. He’s a Mitt Romney supporter, but are the media calling for Mitt to denounce Nugent, like they did with the Obama campaign to denounce Rosen (who wasn’t even affiliated with the Obama campaign)? NO, the media decides they’re going to cover for the Romneys and say that BOTH sides do it. Where the FUCK are Messina and Axelrod to jump on and attack Nugent for his comments? They didn’t hesitate for a second to condemn Rosen’s remarks, but are now dead silent about the comments made by Nugent.

    I can understand the Obama campaign wanting to maintain the high road and whatnot, but at what point do the attacks from the far right have to reach when we have to take the kid gloves off and fight back? If Axelrod and Messina hadn’t been responding with kid gloves last week with the Rosen incident, the media would probably be on Nugent like white on rice. But because everyone decided it was pile on Rosen time, her comments are being wrongfully compared to Ted Nugent’s comments. This is what really angers me, the way that virtually everyone on our side caved into the pro Republican/right wing media wanting Rosen to be condemned, while at the same time being eerily silent about the comments made by Nugent, which actually threaten living politicians.

    • 45 hopefruit2
      April 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Nintendo, I don’t need patronizing tweets from Axelrod or Messina to reassure me that the Obama campaign is already on this matter – they are and they’re going about it in the right ways:

      The DNC has already put up an online petition to pressure Romney to denouce Nugent.

      The Rapid Response Team has just put out a video tying Nugent and his vile remarks to Willard.

      Debbie Wasserman Schultz has tweeted her full disapproval and call for Romney to denounce Nungent

      Other Democratically-aligned groups are calling for Romney to denounce Nunget


      By the time this week is over – I guarantee you, that this guy will hurt Romney far more than the MSM-manufactured nontroversy about Hillary Rosen’s statements will hurt Obama. As you can see, the Hillary Flap has actually hurt Miss Ann and Willard more than Obama, so much so that Miss Ann is now backtracking on her initial remarks about getting an early birthday President. As I predicted last week, this was going to BACKFIRE on Miss Ann and Willard.

      • April 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        Good call Hopefruit.

      • 47 utaustinliberal
        April 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        Once again, hopefruit, you’re 100% right. Keep telling it as it is. People need to stop setting their heads on fire over trivial nonsense. Democrats didn’t even have to play attack dog and what happened? Ann Romney stepped on she and Willard’s so called victimization tour with her damaging comments about Rosen’s comments being an early birthday gift. Then Romney’s disparaging comments about SAHM’s came to light and revealed once again that Romney is a liar and a scumbag.

        People here who keep shouting and setting their hair on fire need to pipe down. Have anyone one of us ever run a campaign at the local, state or federal level? No. Are anyone of us seasoned political and campaign veterans like Axelrod, Messina, and Plouffe? No. Do anyone of us understand the magnitude of a juggernaut campaign, the Obama 2012 team is building? No, not completely. Axelrod, Plouffe, Cutter, Messina, LaBolt etc. are not political neophytes. They are not going into this race with rose colored glasses.

        As hopefruit pointed out, the Democrats and other Democratically aligned groups are already on the Nugent case. Let’s see how it unfolds.

      • April 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm

        Thank YOU! I’m so sick of this crap being blamed on Axe and Messina.

    • 49 EricFive
      April 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      I think the difference lies in the fact that according to MSM logic since Rosen is a self proclaimed “democratic strategist” it is up to the Democrats to accept or condone her remarks. Just as we think that, by this logic, Mitt and the GOP should be forced to accept or condone Ted Nugent’s or Rush Limbaugh’s comments. Still don’t understand how PBO should have handled the Rosen situation. She made an inartful statement that did not reflect anything PBO ever said, and Team Obama distanced themselves from her comments (again Rosen is an employee of CNN, not the Obama administration). Why antagonize the situation and make Ann a right wing martyr to stay at home mothers? I think you have the chronology of the Rosen saga alittle mixed up. The whole Rosen affair was the MSM/GOP attempt to counter Mitts horrible poll number with women. Rosen gave the MSM/GOP an opening for the false equivilency that it yearns for by making an inartful statement (a statement for which she herself has apologized). Axelrod was responding to to Rosen’s fuck up.

    • 50 globalcitizenlinda
      April 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      please place the focus on the pathological entitled liar mitt not on Team Obama

    • April 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      It’s the media, stupid! (If we let them,that is). We all know by now it’s the media, nothing new,therefore it is high time to go get the media, otherwise we will spend our days simply saying over and over how terrible they are, as they continue on ,as a matter of fact they will get worse…and put Mitt/Anne where they shouldn’t be!!.TheMedia couldn’t care less…they really don’t give a royal flush,they are paid shills! So.people, keep on working together to sock it to ’em!

  17. 52 Ladyhawke
    April 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Obama pushes to rein in oil speculators

    By Steve Benen


    Will Congress actually take any of these steps? It’s extremely unlikely. The White House is clearly invested, however, in demonstrating its commitment to working on the issue, and arguing to the public that the president and his team are taking every possible step.

    At the same time, by focusing on speculators, Obama is implicitly making clear who bears the most responsibility for the recent trend (i.e., not him).

    Oddly enough, the Romney campaign issued a rather angry response to this — apparently, “more regulation” is bad, even when it involves lower gas prices and cracking down on speculators — which, given Big Oil’s role in financing the Republican campaign, doesn’t really surprise anyone.



  18. 53 collegekay
    April 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  19. April 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Way to go everyone!!! Congrats, Chips. This place is the BEST.

  20. 57 lovingandlaughing
    April 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Congrats Chips and TOD family for reaching the fundraising goal! That is a whole lot of money $!

  21. April 17, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Susan Snowe asked the stupidest question( on the Secret Service Thingy)! Is this a systemic problem with the whole Government?
    Yeah, Susan, everybody in the US government pays for a whore, from time to time!

    Come on?

    • 59 Bill
      April 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      That is funny. She does not seem very bright, but she knows how to hang on to her Senate seat.

    • April 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I know they’ve morphed into each other but are you talking about both Snowe and Collins or just Snowe? ‘Cause I can imagine either one or both of them saying something that stupid.

    • 62 miss pat
      April 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Sixty dollars! If I was there I’d have paid it for. Save the country the embarrasment. Wanted two for one. Some things you don’t bargain down. You pay the asking price and hope nobody finds out.

    • 63 Cha
      April 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Susan Collins? Or did they morph? 🙂

  22. 64 sherijr
    April 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Take that Romney: small groups of people doing big things T o g e t h e r. Well Done Chips & TOS! YIPPEE!

  23. April 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm


    The Secret Service agents under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Colombia reportedly bragged about working for President Obama, per ABC News:

    Partying at the “Pley Club” Wednesday night, eleven members of the president’s advance team allegedly bragged “we work for Obama” and “we’re here to protect him.”

    The officials spent the night throwing back expensive whiskey and enlisting the services of the club’s prostitutes, according to a bouncer at the club and a police source.

    Reported by Igor Bobic

    Something about this is starting to smell.

    • April 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Agreed. Some people are just too happy about this scandal and were ready for their TV appearances within seconds of the story breaking. And the Ron Kessler guy—who popped right up and made grave statements about what could happen to President Obama and how horrible the Secret Service is now, poorly managed, have cut corners, putting all at risk etc. He’s been anti-Obama since last campaign, seems to have “issues”. And now they have all kinds of Dems chiming in on how awful it is, how it’s put President Obama at risk etc. Something seems off. I have little sirens blinking.

      • 68 hopefruit2
        April 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        Actually it’s not surprising – the media is using this as an opportunity to focus on the President and to distract from Mitt Romney.

  24. 69 Ladyhawke
    April 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Republicans to slash food stamps

    From food stamps to child tax credits and Social Service block grants, House Republicans began rolling out a new wave of domestic budget cuts Monday but less for debt reduction — and more to sustain future Pentagon spending without relying on new taxes.

    Going into November’s election, President Barack Obama’s signature health care and financial market reforms are again favorite targets. And with as many as six House committees involved, the whole budget drill can resemble “Casablanca” with Claude Rains’s Captain Renault ordering his men: “Round up the usual suspects!”


    (h/t Randi Rhodes)

    • 70 Ladyhawke
      April 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Randi just added while the Republicans slash food stamps they say NO to ending oil subsidies and NO to the buffet rule.

    • 71 sherijr
      April 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      my son & I get food stamps, and no I am not ashamed.. I became disabled through no fault of my own, and certainly my son is not to blame. Last year we were getting approximately $160/mo… then in January when our Social Security disability finally got a raise, our food stamps went down to $135/mo. this month they went down to $100/mo. We do not have a food bank in this town either. It is shameful of republicans. Luckily I have few bills and we will always manage… but many folks are not so lucky and this is not right.. to take food from families already hungry.

      • 72 miss pat
        April 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        That’s only 25 dollars a week. How do you manage? If the stores take coupons maybe we can cut out and mail you coupons from the Sundaty papers. I wish you were in NY. I’d take my shopping cart and go bargain hunt for you. I am on a budget and spend about three hundred a month for my daughter and I. Don’t know how you do it. Chips has my address if you are interested in coupons.

        • 73 sherijr
          April 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

          Oh you’re just lovely miss pat.. thank you, but really we’re okay. I do use coupons.. and I have my disability check.. and I sell on ebay when I need to. We get by okay, because I said I don’t have many bills. I’m lucky to own my home.. no cable bills or car payments. So really we are so much better off than families who need childcare and other expenses. For this alone I could detest the GOP.. but they do so much to harm the least of us.. with nary a care.
          Again, you are a true caring soul & I more than appreciate your concern. Take care 🙂

  25. 74 isonprize
    April 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats, Chica, on the $15,000, let’s take it HIGHER!!! We’re gonna take it HIGHER!!!

    I’m hyped!! I just got off the conference call listening to Mrs. Michelle Obama talk to Pennsylvania volunteers!! WOOOO HOOOO!!!

    She is so cool, so real, so sincere. WE MUST RE-ELECT Pres. Obama!!

    • 75 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I was on the call too. I’m pumped! Looking forward to our office Grand Opening tomorrow.

    • 78 sjterrid
      April 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      I was on a conference call with FLOTUS yesterday talking to volunteers. She was great. Great advice on what we can say about all the things the President has been able to accomplish.

      I’m going into the Philly area on Saturday. Our local SJ/OFA are having car pools going into PA on Saturday and Sunday to help Canvass.

  26. 79 hgerhard
    April 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Hi everyone – please check out LL’s latest post on The People’s View. It is exactly how I feel about the need to re-elect the President.
    Let’s always emphasize the achievements and, even more importantly, the promise of the Obama presidency and put Romney et al in the trashcan of history.
    And congratulations on reaching the fundraising goal!

  27. April 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    A Day without Government…. anybody want to try it? Any volunteers? Well, Duke University might enjoy this. Check out the video and find out why. Thanks fam!

    • 81 utaustinliberal
      April 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks for this Mac. It just breaks it down to bare bones facts. Government matters. A good strong efficient government matters. It matters for education, regulations, food, water, shelter, safety, military, healthcare. Government matters.

    • 82 Dudette
      April 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      So we’re saying Duke can’t win unless UNC doesn’t show up?
      Okay, I’ll go along with that! Go TarHeels! Go to Hell, Duke!! 😀

  28. April 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats on the 15 GRAND, Chips!! Very impressive.

  29. 84 Bill
    April 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    It is up to 21 or 22 hookers. Tweety asked Peter King (R-NY) if the Secret Service agents were “entrapped”. Nice try Tweety.

    • April 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Well—–that was a lot of people to supposedly move in and around in there—-40+ people, agents, military and girls— with police stationed at doors and on every floor—-I don’t think we know the truth of this story yet. And too many efforts to keep connecting it to President Obama, saying agents were bragging they were there to protect the president. Doesn’t sound plausible to me. Already the story of Obama’s schedules lying about in all the rooms has been kiboshed.

      • April 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        It sounds plausible to me. They wanted to impress the ladies and probably to get VIP treatment or free drinks. They were using their access (to President Obama) to get special favors. Totally believable.

  30. April 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hardball just showed 4 polls, each one except Gallup had the President with a nice lead, nut Tweety spins it as bad news for Obama.

  31. 91 Hachikō
    April 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Hey guys! Just checking in to let everyone know that Tucker and I arrived safely in Maine last night. LunarSea has been so welcoming to both of us. Tucker is already king of the castle. 🙂 We have some sleeping to catch up on, and I have an awful head cold to get over. Will check in again soon!

    Thank you all for everything!

    • 92 hopefruit2
      April 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Wonderful news Hachiko! Do get some rest and hope you feel better soon 🙂

    • 93 vcprezofan2
      April 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Good to hear you’ve both arrived safely. Wishing you some excellent rest so that your body can start to recover from the journey.

    • 94 sherijr
      April 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      ;Best wishes to you & Tucker.. so happy for you both.. and you’re awesome too LunarSea. 🙂 🙂

    • 95 EDP4BHO
      April 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Great for you Hachiko. Forgive me for my tardiness, but I just got around to making a small donation to your cause. It’s not a lot but as long as you find yourself in need, I will be glad to periodically help out. I’m a basically tardy person, but I do come through. Bless you and that little doggie of yours.

    • 97 taiping1
      April 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      So glad you
      And Tucker made it safely. Hugs to all

    • 99 miss pat
      April 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Get some rest and take care of that cold.

      • 100 Hachikō
        April 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        Fancy meeting you here, Miss Pat. 😉 Did you get the picture of me and Tucker? It’s gorgeous here today. I slept so much yesterday! My goodness. Went to bed around 10:00 last night. Woke up at 6:00 this morning to let Tucker out to potty. Went back to bed and didn’t wake up until after 10:00! I feel revived. Even my appetite is back, you’ll be happy to know. 😀 We miss you! Big kiss!

  32. 101 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  33. April 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Ppp has Hillary way ahead for 2016 democrats.
    So much for Omalley! If she even runs, and the poll is ridiculous!

  34. 108 Linda
    April 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are joining a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of some of President Barack Obama’s recess appointments in January, when Congress may not have technically been in recess, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday.

    “We inside the Republican Conference had a number of discussions about the appropriate response to this unconstitutional action on the part of the president. We concluded the best course of action was for us to join an appropriate lawsuit,” McConnell told reporters. “I have asked — and he has accepted — that Miguel Estrada, a name that might be familiar to some of you, represent Senate Republicans in an amicus brief related to the president’s unconstitutional action.”


    I want to Scream !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 109 jackiegrumbacher
      April 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      The congressional Republicans are scum, pure and simple. They have accomplished NOTHING to help people and everything to destroy the economy. The have no sense of decency whatsoever. We can’t let these people continue to undermine the country. They are the enemy within.

    • April 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Ooo, Scandal! At least he did not lie to us about Iraq!

  35. 111 Esmerelda
    April 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    It is bad news for Obama. Four more years of dealing with the demented Repubs and idiot media. Ugh.

  36. April 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm


  37. 115 Bill
    April 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Tweety reports that 63% of Willard’s supporters are voting against PBO and not for Willard. That must be a historic figure. Willard is not popular, and it will become worse.

    • 116 hopefruit2
      April 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      The more important figure (that Tweety will not mention) is that 72% of Obama’s supporters are voting FOR Obama. That’s what matters for enthusiam gap which the MSM fails to report now that it has swung in the Dem direction. That Obama’s supporters embrace him. Willard’s do not.

  38. April 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Republicans are gleefully flagging a remark by White House press secretary Jay Carney that candidates can’t be expected to “police the statements of every supporter.”

  39. 118 criquet
    April 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  40. 121 EricFive
    April 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I think we all know on an intellectual level that the MSM game is fixed and will twist any story to help the GOP and/or hurt PBO. On an emotional level, too many of us blame the Obama team when we see this pattern happen again and again, like there is something PBO can do to force the MSM to give democrats a fair shake. Has the MSM ever FAVORED PBO on any policy issue? Even widely popular ideas like taxing the rich more to lower the deficit are treated as though they are truly controversial. PBO has convinced the American public that his view is correct and over 60% of the public support taxing the rich more. The MSM refuses to acknowledge this because it is unfavorable to the GOP (as well as their corporate masters). Although not a policy issue, the killing of Bin Laden was a rare moment of sanity and fairness, but even then Cheney was trotted out claim credit and say it justified torture and the MSM began saying that PBO should not claim too much credit or use the killing for political gain. In other words, the MSM reverted to form and spewed GOP talking points and attempted to take the shine off of a clear victory for PBO and the United States. PBO and his advisors realize that the MSM is their enemy and they do all they can to counter the nonsense that they spew and attempt to defuse fake controversies before they can gather steam . We need to concentrate our anger and disgust on the GOP and their MSM enablers, not on Team Obama who are making the best of a bad situation. The MSM was corrupt before PBO’s election and will be corrupt when PBO’s second term is over.

    • 122 EDP4BHO
      April 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Bravo and an amen !! Agree 100% and though I can agree with those who get flustered at what seems to be ineffective messaging from democrats, the truth remains that it’s a done deal. The msm IS the mouthpiece of the rethug party. Thing is, those who tweet should keep this message front and center and direct it continually at them, as well as the question to Boehner about all the jobs he promised. These messages should be as consistently hammered as PBO uses his appearances to sound the same bells over and over. He atleast knows that rethugs achieve by repeating lies, and weak people fall for them. So in essence, PBO is playing them at their own game. Repeat, repeat, repeat ad nauseum. Notice how he does not concern himself with vitriole- just the facts.

  41. 123 Linda
    April 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Scott Walker should feel right at home in Springfield, Illinois this morning where he is scheduled to speak before the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

    Up to 2,000 labor demonstrators have assembled outside the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center Tuesday morning ahead of Gov. Scott Walker’s speech to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

    “We have enough problems in Illinois, we don’t need him here,” Doug Cycholl, 46, a local leader with AFSCME said of Walker’s visit.

    Met by protesters everywhere he goes here, our soon to be replaced Governor gets met by protesters everywhere he goes in the nation.

    There are about 250 people attending the speech which means protesters outnumber the audience 4:1. Says a lot, doesn’t it?

    here is the picture

  42. 124 Dudette
    April 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Congratulations Chips! TOD Family ROCKS it!!! Yeh Baby!! 😀

  43. 125 EDP4BHO
    April 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    So, what do we have today? A death threat for PBO from a bonafide stank racist nutjob; the chinless muppet senator leading the charge for a lawsuit against a constitutional professor; the slobbering msm figure who has a preferred tingle up his leg when he can counter the dignity of our President. Oh, and there’s that twit Tomasky who thinks the “black man” is a bit cocky. No thing, really. White men have always kept the balance of power in their favor by demonizing everyone else. It’s how they roll, and it’s what casts them as perpetually insecure. I do believe these people already know they’re going to the hell they profess a belief in, so why not make it worth their while, hey? It’s the rest of us peons who have to bear the callousness of their putrid souls. And let’s not forget the sliding polls which, if one was to believe them, would reveal just how fickle and ridiculous the American public can be. My passport expired 2 days ago. I plan to renew it within the month. Just in case. In the meanwhile, I shall continue to enjoy looking at my President’s lovely visage and try as I might, to take in the aura of his beautiful soul. It’s what will keep me going throughout this evil season (silly season is too mild a description). And always pray for his safety.

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