255 Responses to “a bit of history for you…..”

    • 2 hopefruit2
      April 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Oh my, oh my…aren’t we sitting around waiting for the first sign of new thread! 🙂

      Congrats Taz on # 1.

      • 3 Pamela
        April 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        Oh, that I WAS part of this relaxed grup! Wll, I have my precious memeorie! Beautiful Day, All! 🙂

        • 4 Pamela
          April 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

          Oh, that would always be wearing my glasses when I type! HaHa! Anyway here I am, home, finally, a few chores done, cup of tea, door open to let the beautiful wonderful fresh PNW mountain air flow through my house! Bliss! Hi everyone, I’m probably on the wrong thread anyway! Catching up, puff, puff, puff!

      • 5 gcwp1
        April 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        Thank you for all your responses to Nintendo in the previous thread. Nobody gives a damn about the small stuff this election year. IMO it’s about big picture issues this year: Will bigotry and uberwealth win – will Obama’s stewardship in improving the economy win. The media will never be on our side, doesn’t matter what Axe said, not when one is capable of pathological lying to distort whatever comes down the pike.

        • 6 utaustinliberal
          April 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

          Hiya gcwp1 Hope life’s going well and your health is improving in leaps and bounds. 🙂

          • 7 gcwp1
            April 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

            Hi utaustin – I haven’t been here in a while, but I remember thinking highly of your comments. I’m OK, but it was a helluva year. I fell apart by Dec 31. Literally. But being a former crisis counselor, it was fascinating to see the situation from a patient’s point of view. Hope you’re doing well. I believe you chimed in at the previous thread as well. I cannot take a lot of what goes on from bizarromediaworld seriously, so I do not understand why others do. SOOOOO much blows over. I’m old enough to have seen this time and time again.

    • 8 desertflower
      April 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      🙂 Yea!

      • 10 hopefruit2
        April 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

        I look at this picture – and all I see are smiles and cameras. But then again, that’s usually what I see in almost every picture of our President and FLOTUS interacting with the American people.

    • 11 goldendreamer
      April 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Congrats on 1st!

  1. 12 Taz
    April 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Love my President. Obama/Biden 2012! Hello TODers. I don’t comment here often but I love looking at the site everyday and reading all the love for the President. Have a blessed day everyone!

    • 13 globalcitizenlinda
      April 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      welcome! keep the support for Obama/Biden going – the world is depending on us

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      April 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      ‘I don’t comment here often. Well, why not, Taz? 😉 😆 Congrats on clocking in first; please enjoy the welcoming presence of POTUS & FLOTUS in your reward pic! 😆

  2. 15 goldendreamer
    April 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Am I second? 😀

  3. 17 desertflower
    April 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Brought this over….Smartpants recommended. That’s all I need.


    • 18 desertflower
      April 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      A taste…

      I think it’s made them desperate. They’ve begun to panic. Heck, they started panicking as soon as Obama was elected the first time, and the reason really has nothing to do with him personally. It doesn’t have to do with the fact that he’s black, it doesn’t even have anything to do with his policies – particularly since so many of his polices are actually Republican Policies. This isn’t really a policy debate we’re having with them. The only policy they have is crushing Democrats. Going after the Unions isn’t about balancing state budgets, it’s about defunding Democrats. Voter ID laws aren’t about stopping voter fraud, it’s about keeping Democrats out of the voting booth. This isn’t about policy, which is why they don’t put forward policies that might actually gain popular support or be GOOD FOR PEOPLE which would keep them in office on the basis of merit, it’s about maintaining power by force and coercion. They’re out to take as much ground as possible right now with these personhood and vaginal ultrasound laws, because they know soon – they’re going to lose it. All of it.

      They’re afraid that if Democrats – who have the audacity to believe that Government is actually good for something manage to be successful – then people will want more of that success. The kind of success that Bill Clinton had with the economy and the budget. If people get more of that, if we actually have a efficient and effective Government, then the GOP is doomed. Permanently. They can’t have that, so they’ve been deliberately sabotaging the country just to undermine the President.

      • April 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

        One thing I could do without from the this particular diary is the assertion that most of PBO’s polices are Republican. That seems to be an ongoing thing over there.

        • 20 nathkatun7
          April 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

          Derbingle, I had the same reaction as you about the baseless “assertion that most o PBO’s policies are Republican. I also felt that the article repeats the PL falsehood that the right wing virulent opposition to President Obama has nothing to do with race.

    • 21 yardarm756
      April 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Real interesting but it doesn’t mean we relax. Let’s crank it up a notch or two while we employ the latest stress management techniques.


      Just in case you are having a rough day, here is a stress management technique recommended in all the latest psychological journals. The funny thing is that it really does work and will make you smile…

      1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that hangs out over a crystal clear stream.
      2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool running water.
      3. Birds are sweetly singing in the cool mountain air.
      4. No one knows your secret place.
      5. You are in total seclusion from that hectic place called the world.
      6. The soothing sound of a gentle water fall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.
      7. The water is so clear that you can easily make out the face of the person you are holding underwater.

      There!! See? It really does work… You’re smiling already.

      • 22 theo67
        April 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

        I actually did do tip #1 when I was a kid on a camping trip in British Columbia many years ago. Lay on a rock in the middle of a stream on a warm summer day. It was actually very peaceful!

        • 23 theo67
          April 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

          I’m glad to say – #7 did not happen in my scenario… but, your post definitely made me smile! 🙂

      • 24 a4alice
        April 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        that made me snort with laughter!

      • 25 vcprezofan2
        April 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        I got stuck on #1, Yardarm. You couldn’t pay me enough to imagine myself hanging out over water that is not contained by four walls, then expect me to relax! Not going to happen this side of heaven!

        • 26 yardarm756
          April 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

          City Slicker! 😀

          • 27 vcprezofan2
            April 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

            Very definitely! 😉 Born and bred with nary a visit to the ocean until early teens, and a view that since I don’t have fins water is for practical stuff like drinking and baths. And maybe for sprinkling occasionally on thirsty plants, if it hasn’t rained in days.

            • 28 yardarm756
              April 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

              Too bad.You can sometimes find answers and inner peace on the water.

              • 29 vcprezofan2
                April 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

                I’ll trust you to share when you bring them back to land. 😆

                • 30 Jennifer
                  April 23, 2012 at 1:55 am

                  A bit late tonight. DH in bed so I can have some peace. He’s a doll, but loves that big ass screen TV way too much. Sigh.
                  On to my point. I grew up by the beach in SoCal, now live about 45 minutes away (sadly), however I haven’t been swimming since I saw Jaws. Though sure did have too much fun (like intertubing in the tires back when – how words change) on rivers in the Central Valley. One tube was just to carry all our beer. 😉
                  Hugs to all. And thanks for getting me totally addicted to the twitter.

      • April 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

        Welcome home Yardarm756.

  4. 32 utaustinliberal
    April 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    • 34 Cathy from MN
      April 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you; this was very ‘on point’ and easy to understand. Good material to have within reach when making campaign calls!

  5. April 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Also, I noticed whenever one of the Obama surrogates ding the Robney Camp, the media plays the Robney victim card.
    They say, is this negativity towards Robney what we have to look forward to?

  6. April 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Axelrod on Manchin-
    I hope he considers the Nations interests!


    • 40 anniebella
      April 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Manchin is just concern about his interests!!!!!!!!!!

    • April 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      I don’t know how you call yourself a Democrat and yet consider not voting for your ticket on a PRESIDENTIAL RACE. Especially when we’re talking about President Barack Obama. It’s insane and despicable.

      • 44 theo67
        April 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        It’s the same way some of them can criticize the President for passing health care – something that’s been on the Democratic ticket for a century. They’re not serious about the policies – it’s just politics for them; a way to get elected.

        The President said something on a PBS program a while back that has stuck with me. He said, “you don’t become President to BE something; you become President to DO something”. That’s the true essence of this man. And it separates the wheat from the chaff. Most of these Democrats use the platform to win the election – then spend their time enjoying the fruits and stature of the office. President Obama sought the Presidency because he saw what uselessness existed in Congress, and that to truly get something done, he needed to go higher. And he’s doing more. And honourably so.

        • April 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

          YES, exactly and perfectly brilliant, theo67.

        • 46 yardarm756
          April 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

          Well said theo.

          • 47 theo67
            April 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

            Welcome back, Yardarm! You were truly missed. (and many tales were told of your travels from many palin-like balconies…)

            • 48 yardarm756
              April 22, 2012 at 6:47 pm

              I read some of them and I think I saw one or two where you put your oar in the water. 🙂

              • 49 HZ
                April 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

                Oh my, welcome back, Yardarm(((((((((((((((((( I missed you so much)))))))))))))))))) I was worried about you, but Chips and others came in a shared a few things to put our minds and hearts as ease.

                Yardarm, you are so much a part of this family, so when I do not see you here, I get very concerned. However, I am happy now to know that you are home.!!!!!! HZ

                • 50 yardarm756
                  April 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm

                  Thks HZ….Hugs back atcha. I didn’t go far and even a mule gets to rest now and then. 😀

              • 51 theo67
                April 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm

                I have no memory of this… 🙂

                • 52 vcprezofan2
                  April 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

                  😆 😆 Memory can be such a wonderfully convenient thing, can’t it? For what it’s worth, I have no memory of it either, friend; but then I’ve been struggling unsuccessfully to stay on top of comments for the last little while. 😉

                  • 53 theo67
                    April 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

                    I’ve given up that struggle – just catching snippets of conversations and making up the rest! 🙂

    • 54 Cha
      April 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Precisely, Axe!

  7. April 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Hardly anybody showed up to Ron PAULS rally today at Independence Mall, in Phili.

    By contrast, 35k showed up for Senator Obama in 08, same place!

  8. April 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    A new show out tonight on hbo at ten, called VEEP!
    A female vice President!
    Check it!

    • 59 theo67
      April 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      I was going to order HBO to watch this, but then I saw a review yesterday that said the basic message of the show is that everyone in government is incompetent. I’m going to wait to see what people say who actually watch it, then will decide whether to invest in HBO for future episodes.

      • 60 jacquelineoboomer
        April 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        Think I’ll wait to hear, too. I canx HBO to make a conscientious objection to Bill Maher a while back, but ever since they’ve had some other new stuff I’m probably missing!

        • 61 theo67
          April 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

          Same here. I wasn’t really watching anything on HBO (not enough time), but the Bill Maher nonsense convinced me to finally cancel it.

  9. 62 utaustinliberal
    April 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    In the American Bridge video I just noticed that Romney walks as though someone shoved a pole up his ass. Even his gait is stiff.

    So glad we have a group like American Bridge on our side. Oppo. research is very important in this day and age so good for them!

    • 63 Linda
      April 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Ha !.. We have an employee that walks just like that….it is kind of half steps/strides……it always makes me chuckle…

    • 64 COS
      April 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      An example of how Dems operate on facts, and Republicans operate on fear and lies.

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      April 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Hey, ut – I think we’ve all noticed the pole walk, but glad you finally expressed it!

  10. 66 desertflower
    April 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Look at Deaniac from TPV!! Doing a videocast on the site:) Awesome.


  11. 67 desertflower
    April 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Good stuff. I know these people,or thought I did.


  12. 75 Ladyhawke
    April 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    TPV Video-cast: Romney’s Real Silver Spoon Problem is His Vision

    By Deaniac83


    Point is, Romney is not upset because someone called him rich. He’s upset because he is FOR the rich. Happy Sunday everybody!



    • 76 Linda
      April 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      When people like Tweety and Coward say ” We have had other wealthy Presidents ” they always site FDR & JFK and the Rockefellers, but to me it is not the same…

      Their money is old money and those families were very generous to the needy….

      Romney is nouveau riche… and based on greed…

      • 77 theo67
        April 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Yes, it’s not about his wealth – the President himself is rich. It’s about how Romney “made” his money, and the values that he does/does not have. It’s about the character of the man, who will potentially make decisions that will seriously impact people’s lives in this country for the next decade.

      • 78 jackiegrumbacher
        April 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        Aside from the fact that Rockefeller just “ran” for president, our former very wealthy presidents all demonstrated real class and always projected a caring concern for other people. Even as a candidate, Nelson Rockefeller, was very attuned to the need for fairness and social justice for everyone. Romney’s problem isn’t his wealth–who cares–it’s that he projects himself like Richie Rich, incapable of caring about or relating to real people and every one of his policies favor the rich and tell all other people to suck it up or drop dead.

      • 79 Cha
        April 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        That is Such a Freaking Shallow Utterance..oh WAIT.

  13. 80 Ladyhawke
    April 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm


    Doocy Doctors Obama’s “Silver Spoon” Remarks – And NY Times, Washington Post Repeat Him


    When President Obama spoke at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, on Wednesday, he said, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” But when Fox News host Steve Doocy repeated it on Fox & Friends to Mitt Romney, it was a false version: “Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

    The first three words, “unlike some people,” are a complete fabrication. President Obama never said them or anything like them. The difference is very significant, as it is much easier to interpret the fabricated quote as a deliberate mockery of Romney.

    What happened next? The Washington Post reported the story without noting Doocy’s fabrication and put his words directly into the mouth of President Obama:



  14. 82 globalcitizenlinda
    April 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm


    If you have a chance, please review the comment made by “anotherslyfox” which was written towards the bottom of your earlier blog entry today’s entitled : ‘swing-state unemployment down, obama’s chances up’.

    Reading it, I thought that “anotherslyfox” was right on point . Furthermore, I think that the content will come in very handy as we continue our efforts to re-elect President Obama.

    If it meets your criteria, I believe that this is one of those comments which you could consider giving one of your full “special treatment” and focus more of us on what is being communicated therein.

    judging from the content of the message, I am doubly impressed that such wisdom, patience, and insight could come from one so young (pardon me if you do not agree with my categorization) ! A bright future awaits for you “anotherslyfox”. Keep on this path

    • 83 nospin
      April 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      I saw that post and felt the same globalcitizenlinda.

      anotherslyfox has it right.

    • April 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      I feel the same way. It’s an excellent comment.

    • 85 desertflower
      April 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      I just went back to read it. Spot on assessment, if you ask me.My thoughts exactly.

    • 86 cindysweatt
      April 23, 2012 at 12:33 am

      I just watched my local news in Denver. This is the first time I heard them say “Obama’s chances for re-election are looking good!” Then they went on to explain how we are a swing state and unemployment is looking good. Woo hoo! It’s about damn time. Made my day, I will sleep good tonight.

  15. 87 theo67
    April 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I love this video on Green progress from President Obama.

  16. 88 LOL
    April 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    While Morning Schmuck and the peanut gallery in the media keep up the story that it was President Obama that walked away from the “Grand Bargain” last summer, NO ONE has ever asked IF Boehner could get his caucus to vote for it. Boehner’s own transportation bill has been revised how many times now- all that appeasing of the freshmen and they still won’t vote for HIS bill. If you have some time I suggest you read this great article from WaPo about a forthcoming book on Boehner and the freshmen class.


    Everyone is so quick to blame the president from walking away, but HOW sure were they that Boehner could get his team to go along. But, I forgot, it’s not a story if the President can’t be blamed. By the way, all that kvetching from the media about the GSA and SS scandal hurting the President- apparently (like the HHS Mandate and Rosengate)…they forgot to check with the public. The prez’s approval rating went up.

    • 89 L3
      April 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      It was Boehner who walked away, twice I believe, and Cantor walked away from Biden before PBO ever got involved. They are damned good at lying and revisionist history but we have to remember what happen so they don’t get away with it.

      • 90 HZ
        April 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

        David Corn’s book, “Showdown” gives some great insight on this very issue, L3. David’s books is an excellent read. Very good, IMO. HZ

  17. 91 Ladyhawke
    April 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Obama moved ‘from hope to hardball’ last September


    But he pivoted to partisan combat a month later, on Labor Day, when for the first time in months he pitted himself directly against the GOP rather than “Congress.” Previewing the jobs package he unveiled later that week — a set of stimulative measures designed to heighten contrast between the parties, he challenged the GOP directly:
    He hit Republicans all through last fall, and it was not at all perfunctory, or in broad strokes. I know, because I followed the transition closely, with some glee, as did Jonathan Cohn, Greg Sargent, Steve Benen and many others. On September 19, unveiling his deficit reduction package, he called out Boehner directly for refusing to consider any tax increases: “So the Speaker says we can’t have it “my way or the highway,” and then basically says, my way — or the highway. That’s not smart. It’s not right. If we’re going to meet our responsibilities, we have to do it together.” Calling for tax reform, he presaged the Buffett Rule in the same speech. On September 22, he stood on a crumbling bridge linking Boehner’s and McConnell’s districts and challenged them: “Mr. Boehner, Mr. McConnell, help us rebuild this bridge. Help us rebuild America. Help us put construction workers back to work. Pass this bill.” Has Scheiber forgotten “you should pass this bill” and “we can’t wait” and the expertly applied pressure that forced the Republicans to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits in two stages, in December ’11 and February this year?



    • 92 Cha
      April 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you for this post, Ladyhawke! We have a President here who is up against Evil personified. Everything they call him they are and the US corporatemediawhore$$$$$ put Pravda to SHAME.

      And, this “skinny guy in the Oval” is light years ahead of them.

  18. April 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    President Obama is urging green-minded voters to work on behalf of his reelection with a video pitch that calls the next few months crucial to continued progress on environmental protection.

    His reelection campaign used Earth Day to announce the re-launch of “Environmentalists for Obama,” a mobilization effort that was also part of the 2008 campaign.


  19. 94 lamh35
    April 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! Must be nice to buy a home and NOT have to worry about being arrested and handcuffed when you go to visit your new home!

    Couple held at gunpoint, arrested after buying home

    • 95 Linda
      April 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Rural Georgia…..I am not surprised at all….they are mean….

    • 97 theo67
      April 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      This is another incident with vigilantes thinking their deputized enforcers. If they were suspicious, why couldn’t they just call the police? Why take someone out of a house? If Mr Kolanji had a gun, couldn’t he have also decided that these gun-toting strangers were a danger to him and his family, and then they could have just all had a western-style shoot-out right there? Something’s very wrong with society when something like this happens, and those neighbors aren’t already in jail. They could have killed this family – just imagine the amount of adrenaline that must have been raging during that episode!

      • 98 Linda
        April 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        We have Stand Your Ground here in Georgia…..self defense killings have tripled since in was passed.

        • 99 theo67
          April 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

          It’s a travesty! And these same people are marching in the streets screaming about their freedom? What about the freedom of a man to feel safe in his own house or a child to feel safe walking down the street from a 7-11? I hope ALEC goes down – meanwhile, Grassley is calling for boycott of Coca-cola because they have chosen to no longer be associated with the killing machine that is ALEC. Something’s very wrong here.

          • 100 Linda
            April 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

            I just found out that State Farm supports ALEC… We have 8 vehicles insured with them , plus homeowner’s… 5 trucks for our business and two cars..

            I am going to call them tomorrow and see what my agent has to say about this.

    • 101 yardarm756
      April 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      But we’re post racial, Right?

  20. 102 Betsy
    April 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Ewwww, I’ve just been on Yahoo responding to an article about Joe Arpaio and made the mistake of reading the comments. Now I want to take a shower. It scares me to read how hateful and downright nasty these people can be if you post anything remotely positive about the Federal government, or PBO. Sometimes, though, I just want to show they are not the only people in this country.

    • 103 globalcitizenlinda
      April 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      yes, you have to take care here with those comments – they are dangerous to one’s health.

      ps, if tempted to read those comments for the hate-mongers, please remember that President Obama needs you to remain healthy and happy so that we can help him and Team Obama continue to heal this nation and world. We need you in the fight Betsy!

    • 104 theo67
      April 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      The other thing to note is that a lot of these hateful people who post in the comments are the same paid provocateurs posting at many different sites – while some are just too stupid for words and probably stay holed up in their basements.

    • April 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Don’t bother with the comments. A lot of them are from trolls. There has been a big problem, especially on local news websites, with bands of trolls commenting negatively about people of color, women, liberals, etc. It has gotten so bad that some sites switched to Facebook commenting to deal with them. They are not citizens simply voicing an opinion. They are deliberately trying to upset people. You know, trolling. 🙂

    • 106 anniebella
      April 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      If you have anything positive to say about POTUS or the Government, say it then leave. Don’t bother reading the comments, sometimes I know you want too, but do your best not to read them, but every time you get a chance to say something positive about President Obama say it. I don’t care if you are the only one to say it , still say it. I was looking at the video of Stephanie Cutter on Face the Nation, and after word I left a comment about that liar Mitt Romney.

  21. 107 Ceb
    April 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Some still think that Black people should not have anything nice. This poor man thought he would be safe here after the horrors of the Congo, but as Dr. Gares said, “Black trumps nationality and ethnicity” after he suffered a similar fate when he returned from a trip and tried to get into his own home and neighbor’s called the cops. This is terrorism.

  22. 109 LOL
    April 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Totally going to buy this bumpersticker


  23. 110 0388jojothecat
    April 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Good Afternoon/early evening TOD’ers, Here is something I saw last night on that I had to save to read today. It is really long but it has some really good stuff.


  24. 113 lamh35
    April 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Ya’ll know, I’m in the process of trying to find work in NOLA so I can be back home, but before that I was thinking about moving somewhere else as long as I was out of DFW.

    It’s hard enough to find a state/city that seems “safe” enough for a single female to live alone, but then I also had to decide just how comfortable I would have been living in a city/state where there was a really small Black population in other words, would I be comfortable living somewhere where I might be the only Black person and I realized that I just wouldn’t be comfortable doing it. So that limited my search alot.

    It’s probably nice not having to worry about it, the idea of just being able to pick up my crap and move anywhere I could reasonably afford to go without thinking about being the only Black person there, but I’ve been Black since the day I was born, so you learn to deal with it or just ignore it, but sometimes it’s just aggravating.

    ATL was one of the cities, so this story out of GA really pisses me off.

    • 114 miss pat
      April 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Come to Harlem New York, You’d fit right in and there are many new condos and affordable apartments being built. You will be close to midtown and there are jobs available in your field. Many new places to hang out on 125th Street. Red Rooster, Sylvia’s and a new pub nearby. Mobays restuarant, Marshalls, Starbucks nearby. Come, we’d love to have you and it’s very safe and I would look out for you make you feel at home til you get settled. .

  25. 116 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Yes, We Are Watching … and spreading the truth …

    Thanks for the h/t desertflower …


  26. 118 Ladyhawke
    April 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm


    Party of Palins: Romneys Play The Whiner Card


    Well, whining about victimization has been the way Republicans have made their bones with the base since the days of Nixon, right? It’s certainly what the base loves about Sarah Palin. As Politico notes, claiming victimization is what Romney’s opponents were doing when they were making the going difficult for Mitt:

    Rick Santorum campaigned as a kind of professional victim, traveling from state to state with tales of how he risked his career and lost his Senate seat because of his convictions. Newt Gingrich purposefully used the media as a punching bag to draw the ire of populist conservatives.

    Now we have Romney whining about the Obama campaign (because Obama said he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth) and about the vast left-wing conspiracy.” But most of the Politico story is about how successful the whining in response to Hilary Rosen’s comments has been — in fact, if the Romney campaign is falling short with the base, it’s by not having enough to whine about:



    • 119 Cha
      April 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      You’d think the Independents would see right through Poor Widdle Willard’s Sucking his big Fat Ugly Sore THUMB! Willard does NOT know what WHINING is until he loses in November ’cause he’s SUCH A FRIGGIN WHIINER WIDDLE WILLARD.

  27. 120 desertflower
    April 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Did you guys notice the quiet?


    Gas prices actually start falling around the US
    4-month run-up over; drivers may eventually pay less than they did a year ago

    • 121 theo67
      April 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      A few weeks ago, gas prices in my area were over $4.50 a gallon. I saw locally a station selling gas for $4.19. Regular.

      • 122 hopefruit2
        April 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        Yet on “This Week” the panel was still sitting around discussing gas prices and what PBO needs to do or not do. Not a peep from them about Willard’s failure to release his tax returns.

        • 123 theo67
          April 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

          Thank heavens the President doesn’t waste time listening to their so-called “advice”. It’s not worth much.

    • 124 jackiegrumbacher
      April 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Yes, I did notice the quiet, df. You will never hear about gas prices falling because that might actually benefit PBO and the media can’t have that.

  28. 125 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for that American Bridge video, Chips. I really like the fact that there is a group working exclusively on capturing the facts ‘live’. I like to think more and more rational people, including conservatives, will be awakened before November when they see mounting evidence that the choice for America’s future is quite clear.

  29. 126 utaustinliberal
    April 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    NBC’s Harry’s Law is on. Wooohooooo!!!!!

  30. 128 hopefruit2
    April 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hey folks, please take a look at this article from the NYT Public Editor Arthur Brisbane who has decided that PBO has been treated to kindly/softly all along by the Times, and it’s now time to “vet” him in a “hard-nosed, unbiased way.” At the same time, he feels that there has been too much scrutiny of Mitt/Ann Romney. Really Mr. Brisbane?!?!?!? Some of our friends on Twitter have already jumped on this and are emailing Mr. Brisbane. I will be doing some of that my self. Meanwhile I will also be researching these so-called editorial advisers who feel that President Obama needs to be “vetted in hard-nosed, unbiased way.”

    Here are a few excerpts:

    // FOUR weeks ago, I criticized The New York Times for overplaying an article on an investment made by Ann Romney’s blind trust. The article was but one installment of the intense campaign coverage scrutinizing Mitt Romney as he bids for the Republican presidential nomination. During this period, we haven’t heard as much from The Times about President Obama’s re-election effort…”//

    // “…Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, is a co-author of “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election.” I asked her what she thought The Times should do to wring out bias in its 2012 coverage. Among other things, she said, “Don’t play a sex scandal out when you don’t have any evidence,” a reference to The Times’s controversial 2008 article on John McCain’s relationship with a lobbyist. Going forward, she said, The Times should examine Mr. Obama’s record and campaign promises; monitor campaign messaging for deception; emphasize substantive policy matters over petty rhetorical combat; scrutinize the newly powerful “super-PAC” groups, and take care not to let polls overdetermine the coverage.

    These are the right priorities. To date, The Times has delivered some clear-eyed coverage of the administration’s mixed record on the housing crisis, banks, the economy, Afghanistan and other issues. Now is the time to shift to a campaign coverage paradigm that compares promises with execution, sheds light on campaign operations and assesses the president’s promises for a second term…” //


    • 129 collegekay
      April 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      I read this earlier. It’s bullshit.

    • 130 desertflower
      April 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      I could be crass. Opinions are just like assholes. Everyone has one. Can I send that?

    • 133 Ladyhawke
      April 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      PEJ’s Election Report

      April 9, 2012


      The shadow in tone about the race wasn’t limited to the GOP. The tone of President Obama’s coverage hit an 11-week low. From April 2-8, 13% of Obama’s coverage was positive, 37% was negative and 50% neutral. After a four week stretch from February 20-March 18 in which his tone was much more mixed, Obama has now endured three straight weeks of substantially negative coverage. Last week, that included everything from stories about rising gas prices to speculation about whether his health care bill will be overturned by the Supreme Court.



    • April 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Like I said before, the press is full of overpaid, overcoddled gossip columnists who only are worried about getting paid. This guy peddling this shit knows who Barack Obama is. His problem, is that the real Barack Obama doesn’t have many plentiful scandals and juicy tidbits that a politician like Kwame Kilpatrick, or John Edwards has. So far, he is the only President whose childhood, from living with his Grandparents in Kansas and Hawaii, to living in Indonesia. He is the only guy who’s parents were well defined and documented without having to be President themselves. He’s the only President that has shown us his birth certificates. Really, what is there to know? Better yet, what are you trying to find, Mr. Brisbane? Are you looking for any malfeasance or anything forcibly hidden? What are you looking for?

      In 2004, the papers focused on Sen. Kerry, because HE WAS THE CHALLENGER! Which means not many knew about him and wanted that opportunity, as all challengers have been. The incumbent is already well known, so litigating old 2008 fights is futile by now, because EVERYBODY KNOWS. God, these people shouldn’t be given their credentials.

      • 135 jackiegrumbacher
        April 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        You’re so right, anotherslyfox. People have been down this road before and it’s old and boring. This chest beating about scrutinizing the president is for the Republican base and Hucklebee is just grandstanding for effect. If anyone one thinks these stunts are going to make Romney more acceptable, they’re in for a surprise. Democrats are going out to register and get people to vote. We keep our eyes on the prize.

      • 136 nathkatun7
        April 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

        AMEN! Another wonderful comment! What in the world has happened to American journalism? How can any one,who claims to be a journalist, be taken seriously for asserting that a sitting President, who campaigned all across the country for two years, and was elected by the majority of Americans with an electoral landslide, is still unknown. It is so sad to see the New York Times and the Washington Post stoop down to emulate the gossip and sensational tabloids!

  31. 137 hopefruit2
    April 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

  32. 138 desertflower
    April 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm


    He can start in his own state (AZ) and look at his own senators and reps…trying to screw Native Americans out of water rights. This is potentially very big.Let it be known that PBO has engaged and promised a seat at the table, I believe for the first time ever, to members of this community


  33. 139 lamh35
    April 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, so Fox TV is 25 years old. It’s funny how different the “entertainment” divison is from the “news” division. The TV side, I realize has had some of my all time favorite televisions shows. The “news” division is a picec of propaganda garbage, but the TV divison is golden.

    So what was your favorite television show on Fox?

    • 140 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      April 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Stopped watching cable and TV 30 years ago … 🙂


      • 141 jackiegrumbacher
        April 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        Bob, It’s been decades since I watched news on tv. I would have to go back to the late seventies or early eighties for a era when it seemed a semi-worthwhile use of my time. And I haven’t missed a beat or felt remotely behind in information since the growth of the internet. Cable is good for old movies or science shows. Not much else.

  34. April 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Someone on twitter linked msnbc’s coverage of election night, saying it still was so emotional watching it. Here is my fave vid from that stupendous night which includes all news outlets. I think it is worth watching from time to time. I want to feel like that again:

    • 143 prettyfoot58
      April 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm



      PRESS ON…..

  35. 144 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Though I vaguely remember that Iraq leaders influenced Bush’s Iraq timeline, I didn’t realize it was triggered by PBO while he was campaigning until Bobfr highlighted eclatablog’s post on twitter.

    Both sides forget history. As Barack Obama was winning the 2008 election on the issue of the Iraq War, he changed the debate and forced the timeline that Bush adopted.

    From July 18, 2008:
    “In a stunning diplomatic breakthrough for Barack Obama, Iraq’s prime minister yesterday endorsed the Democratic candidate’s 16-month timeline for withdrawing combat troops from Iraq.”

    The timeline Bush adopted was never Bush’s timeline. It was Obama’s. (That’s why he won the Nobel Peace Prize, in case you’re wondering.) The privatization of the military as described in Rachel Maddow’s Drift made getting out a bit easier. But ending this war was a mission this man adopted as a State Senator and achieved as President. Denying that only reveals your bias.


    Go give Ecletablog a hit. Go read his post – http://eclectablog.com/2012/04/this-presidents-greatest-accomplishment.html#.T5Sbna-6uDk.twitter

  36. 145 Ladyhawke
    April 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Study Finds Obama Received “Unrelentingly Negative” Media Coverage


    How News Media and Blogs Have Eyed the Presidential Contenders during the First Phase of the 2012 Race (10/17/11)


  37. 146 hopefruit2
    April 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    • 147 Ladyhawke
      April 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      The Mormon Shield

      So there is this Mormon Shield that should protect Mitt Romney from any discussion of his faith. But it is open season on President Obama and his faith. Got it.

      • 148 LOL
        April 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        Lady, it is only a Mormon shield when a Dem says anything. There was a CNN story Friday that talked about how enraged the Liberty University students were because a mormon was giving the commencement speech- but of course, that little news is tucked away in the interwebs.

        • April 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

          Yeah, they are waiting for someone from the Obama campaign to bring it up. Gov. Schweitzer brought it up a couple of days ago, not about Romney, but about his great-grandfather. I only think that the campaign and media didn’t go after it only because of the Liberty University kerfuffle. The media really wants someone on the Democratic side to say what many Republican Conservatives have already said. Thats why as usual, the campaign is on tight watch to stay on message as well as the DNC and congressional campaigns as well.

          • 150 Ladyhawke
            April 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

            Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Mormonism off limits


            Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired back Wednesday at Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s claim that Democrats would attack Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith in the fall election, saying the charge was “nonsense” and that the issue of religion was off-limits.



          • 152 prettyfoot58
            April 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

            Thats why as usual, the campaign is on tight watch to stay on message as well as the DNC and congressional campaigns as well.


    • 153 LOL
      April 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Yes, because going to where he lived when he was a small boy (Ahem, CNN) is not vetting. If anything, they did not vet Hillary or Sprinkles McCain because they were “known.”- Yes, because everyone remembered what happened in the 80s and 90s /snark.

  38. 154 utaustinliberal
    April 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I see the NYTimes Public Editor Arthur Brisbane is asking the NYTimes to pose this question for the 2012 election cycle. “Who Is The Real Barack Obama?” Because he believes the media never asked that in 2008. That they were all in the tank for then Sen. Obama. What crock. Now Huckabee is holding some sort of forum where he’s calling for Pres. Obama to be vetted. It’s like, Seriously? This Again? The NYTimes has decided to morph into the NY Post and WSJ for 2012? Fuck them.


    • 155 hopefruit2
      April 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      For the NYTimes to ask “who is the real Barack Obama” in 2012 after he has been President for 4 years is a low down dirty disgusting shame. It is no different than asking “where is his long-form birth certificate?” The same NY Times that failed to vet Dubbya and helped him to lie his way into a war in Iraq. We are not going to stand by and let the media destroy this President while they allow that scoundrel called Willard Romney to lie his way to the WH. Not this time. This is not 2000. There will be push back. As it already appears:

      • 156 Ladyhawke
        April 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        THE REPUBLICANS ARE WORKING THE REFS (The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy)

        HF, you are so right. This is like the NYT asking for President Obama’s long-form birth certificate. It’s insulting. They have joined the ranks Donald Trump and rest of the Tea Party haters with this vetting crap. This is being orchestrated by the Republican Party because the last thing they want to do is VET their candidate Mitt Romney. The more people learn about him the more they dislike him. They are freaking out. So it’s look at that shiny object time.

      • 157 Cha
        April 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        It’s a low down dirty shame because it shows the NYT has had their head up their collective a$$ for 4 years and that’s gotta be shamefully filthy.

  39. 158 utaustinliberal
    April 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  40. 160 utaustinliberal
    April 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    • 161 globalcitizenlinda
      April 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

      please remind the NYT, we will not let you manipulate us again as you did during the iraq war – thanks to “the series of tubes called the internets”

  41. April 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Have an extra email address or one for someone you hate? Use it to reply to this survey asking if Dennis Kucinich should run for Congress in Washington State: in the comments let them have a piece of your mind. I’d do it but I’m not willing to let that tired-a$$ed loser have my email address. http://action.kucinich.us/page/s/washington-state-survey

  42. April 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    The Robney Camp has been hard at work lobbying the media. Pushing one storyline after another, and succeeding!
    We can’t just cede the media to the Republicans, we have to push stories, too!
    This cannot continue, or we will be swiftboated, with people who may have otherwise voted for the President.
    That is all!

    • 166 hopefruit2
      April 22, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Jovie they are NOT succeeding. Which is why they are increasingly frantic and getting more extreme in the process. We are not going to be swiftboated – this is not 2000/2004 when Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were nonexistent and most people relied on the MSM cable news or print media for their info.

      • April 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        I would agree except for the 2010 midterm where the media showcased or looked the other way at all the preposterous assertions by the tea party, allowing so many of those hideous, false themes to prevail. Thus—-too many people fooled with disastrous results.

        • 168 utaustinliberal
          April 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

          But the difference is that a midterm election is not a general election. It is not the same electorate. It is a different audience and people aren’t going to sit back and let BS fly unchecked.

          • April 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

            Which is why they passed the voter I’d laws and have people on the liberal media, like Elliot Spitzer and Cenk uhygur, to name a few, to demoralize the Leftwing base! I am not saying it is working on all, or even that many, but the 2000 election was decided by 535 votes…
            How many people on this website believe the aforementioned peeps, are working for Liberal causes or Wall Street?

          • 170 jackiegrumbacher
            April 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

            UR, you’re spot on. The 2010 midterms were a completely different election with a fatigued Democratic electorate and a highly energized and well-funded tea party group of voters. They were local and involved a whole lot of circumstances that don’t occur in a general election. Plus, people, PBO was not on the ticket!!!

      • 171 jackiegrumbacher
        April 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

        I don’t see how they’re succeeding. Democrats are more enthused than I’ve seen in years. Independents are not falling for Romney’s soap. The media is the media, owned and operated by corporations. II see nothing to suggest that people take them any more seriously now than ever.

        • April 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

          But, they are trying, it’s Rovian Politics!

          • 173 prettyfoot58
            April 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm


            ARE YOU IN PANIC MODE……




            READY TO GO!

      • 181 africa
        April 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

        They want us to think they are succeeding. Witness McCain campaign and msm coverup. They are desperate.

        • April 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

          Maybe everyone misunderstood, they are succeeding in pushing their storyline, in an effort to swiftboat and define the President!
          It’s what they are doing. Aww, heck, several of you posted upthread, about this Ny Times article, so it must have had am effect on some of you!
          It is what it is!
          I am going to keep volunteering, because it is all we have to fight back!
          Meanwhile, John Kerry and I believe they ate trying to swiftboat the President, through pushing BS storylines!

          • 183 hopefruit2
            April 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm

            John Kerry? 2004 and 2012 – apples and oranges! Our response to the NY Times article is evidence that we’re more effective at spotting BS from the media and pushing back on it. In 2004, such an article would have gone virtually unnoticed by all but a selected few people.

          • April 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

            Good thing about this time around, we can respond to these fools quickly. Soon as we find out about their nonsense, we are able to rapidly push back. When all is said and done, we are all working toward the same goal, making sure PBO wins. .

  43. April 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have begun exploring various options for joint ownership of drone attacks against militant targets in the tribal belt after the US flatly refused to stop the predator strikes.


  44. April 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Monday Apr. 23, 2012
    3:30 PM
    Jill Biden hosts a reception honoring the 2012 National Teacher of the Year and State Teachers of the Year at the Vice President’s Residence. 

  45. 191 hopefruit2
    April 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  46. April 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

  47. April 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

  48. 195 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t know why I thought the third KOCH was a ‘good’ Koch, probably because I had heard he was’ separated’ from his brothers. However, he is apparently just as materialistic

  49. April 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm

  50. 197 anniebella
    April 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Good night all.

  51. 199 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    We have some good advocates out there that I respect, yet it somehow irks me when any of them inadvertently use language that I read as ‘game’ language. As we here are so frequently reminded Nov 2012 is not a game.

    • 201 vcprezofan2
      April 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      I haven’t yet read it in its entirety, was just buoyed to see a positive headline.

      • April 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        The May NATO meeting will be very newsworthy! Expect the Republicans to try and step all over it!

        • 203 vcprezofan2
          April 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

          They will surely try, but we won’t let them. I feel so much less threatened by the Repubs now that we have different, more effective , means of getting out info.,

          • April 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

            I am actually looking forward to the NATO conference.
            Btw- LIS SMITH is the rapid response person, if their is BS from republicans we can tweet her!

  52. 205 vcprezofan2
    April 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hey, was it something I said/didn’t say? Okay. I’ll go to bed. Until tomorrow, rest well, everyone! Ta-ta.

  53. April 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Google’s founders and other notables (Peter Diamandis, James Cameron, etc) will apparently be announcing an asteroid-mining company this Tuesday which they claim will “add trillions” to the world economy.


    I hope this fits into the appropriate Narrative of Doom out there… 😉 😀

  54. 209 desertflower
    April 23, 2012 at 12:15 am

    If you will please consider signing this and sending along. Angie’s List is considering returning to advertising on Rush Limbaugh…


    Tell them NO!

    • 210 theo67
      April 23, 2012 at 3:26 am

      I’ve always been suspicious of Angie’s List. Glad she’s making it clear that my suspicions were well-founded.

  55. 211 globalcitizenlinda
    April 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

    each time anyone in the media asks the stupid question: “who is the real Barack Obama” we should have one of these two answers

    (1) Barack Obama is the 44th President of the US and is the most kind, ethical, hardworking, intelligent, honest, and yes best good looking in history;

    (2) who is the real mitt the entitled liar?

    • 212 jacquelineoboomer
      April 23, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Love that!

      • 213 anniebella
        April 23, 2012 at 5:30 am

        globalcitizenlinda, yes I love your answer too, except the ” who is the real mitt the entitle liar” needs alittle bit more added to it, “who is the real mitt the entitle liar that the media is trying to shove down our throat .

  56. 216 desertflower
    April 23, 2012 at 2:43 am

    I’m awake…I haven’t learned my lesson after 31 years to go to bed BEFORE my husband! His snoring is keeping me awake….and I have to work tomorrow. Good grief!


    (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will issue an order on Monday to allow imposition of sanctions on foreign nationals who use new technologies such as cell-phone tracking and Internet monitoring to help carry out human rights abuses, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

    The newspaper quoted a senior administration official as saying that the executive order was designed to target companies and individuals assisting Iran and Syria, but future orders could expand the list.

    The paper said the order noted that while social media and cell phones had helped democracy advocates organize in the Middle East, they had also enabled security services of autocratic nations such as Syria and Iran to conduct surveillance of dissidents and block access to the Internet.

  57. 217 phoenixriz
    April 23, 2012 at 3:17 am


  58. April 23, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Zimmerman out on bond.!

    • 220 Proud Former White House Intern
      April 23, 2012 at 5:24 am

      Yes I know I say him walk right out of jail this morning I’m pretty sure he is not in the state of Florida.

      • 221 anniebella
        April 23, 2012 at 5:43 am

        Hannity or some of those right wing conservative is helping Zimmerman. Why is it when some injustice is done to our people, they never stand up or stand along with us to see that we receive justice? I might be wrong, but I can not think of one time when someone from the right have stood up and said what happen to this black or latino person was wrong.

  59. April 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Senator Lieberman wants a wider probe of the scandal in Columbia, focusing on WH staff.
    Apparently, one agent stayed at the same Hiotel The President was later at.
    This is very thin, to warrant a freakout from the good old US Senate!
    With friends like these…
    Oh and good old Paul Krugman is at it again!

  60. April 23, 2012 at 6:59 am

    During the bruising Republican primaries, there was one candidate whose coverage was more relentlessly negative than the rest. In fact, he did not enjoy a single week where positive treatment by the media outweighed the negative.
    His name is Barack Obama.


    You dont say?

    • 225 COS
      April 23, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Good morning Jovie. People who say PBO has a messaging problem should read this. The media is useless and this article depicts the amount of coverage on actual issues as opposed to stupidity.

      • April 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

        Good morning to you too! This is the area Robney has an huge advantage, the media!
        Unfortunately, it will keep things close, 52-48 range!

  61. April 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Monday Apr. 23, 2012
    8:40 AM
    Obama tours the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    9:45 AM
    Obama delivers remarks at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    10:30 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    11:00 AM
    Obama meets with senior advisors.
    12:30 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    Biden delivers remarks on the Administration’s efforts to restore the Everglades.
    2:35 PM
    Obama presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team.
    3:30 PM
    Jill Biden hosts a reception honoring the 2012 National Teacher of the Year and State Teachers of the Year at the Vice President’s Residence. 
    4:45 PM
    Obama meets with Clinton.

  62. April 23, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Some $40,000 of an individual’s $75,800 contribution [to the Romney Victory Fund] would go to state GOP accounts in Idaho, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Vermont—the legal maximum of $10,000 for each. These funds are intended to help the Romney presidential campaign.

    Presidential candidates in the past have asked donors to give money to state parties to help fund their election effort. But Mr. Romney’s inclusion of state campaigns has raised a red flag with some Wall Street firms because of new SEC rules enacted after “pay to play” scandals.

    Lawyers for investment companies have warned their clients that a donation to the Romney Victory fund could trigger SEC rules meant to bar investment advisers from influencing elections in states where they are trying to win business. …


  63. April 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

    We are all simply thrilled Jon Huntsman is on tv this Morning! Not!

    • 231 hopefruit2
      April 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Actually he’s been out dissing the GOP..he’s very bitter and clearly does not like Willard personally. I guess the MSM will eventually force him to say that he loves Willard and thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread and that President Obama is the danger…

  64. April 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

    So, Robney/Rubio Townhall in Pennsylvania today.
    Rubio is only there to help with Hispanics. But, Pennsylvania does not have any! LOL!

    • 235 jackiegrumbacher
      April 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Jovie, PA does have Hispanics, especially in the Southeast. Unfortunately for Robney/Rubio the number of Cuban Americans is practically nil. I can’t see Rubio’s appeal to Puerto Rican or Mexican Americans. Also, didn’t someone say he doesn’t speak Spanish?

      • April 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

        That is what I meant, Cuban Americans, which are predominat in only Miami!
        Thank you! It’s important to always remember 2 different Hispanic Populations.

    • 237 Linda
      April 23, 2012 at 7:55 am


      Did you forget what happened in Hazelton, PA ?

      On July 26, 2007 a federal judge, James Munley, struck down Hazleton’s Illegal Immigration Relief Act as an unconstitutional ordinance pre-empted by federal law. The injunction stirred up a national controversy. Mayor Barletta expressed his confidence that the injunction will be overturned by the appellate court. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld most aspects of Munley’s injunction in a 144-page opinion handed down on Sept. 9, 2010.

  65. April 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

    OBAMA WILL ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THIS MORNING that allows the United States to impose sanctions on companies and individuals supplying technologies that are used to carry out human-rights abuses. The order, set to be announced during a 9:45 a.m. speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, “is designed to target companies and individuals assisting the governments of Iran and Syria,” The Washington Post reports. Scott Wilson has more. http://wapo.st/I3g36R

  66. 239 hopefruit2
    April 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I am advising the folks who keep attacking the O administration on “messaging” while praising the Republicans for being “skilled” at it to take a look at this new article:

    HEADLINE: Media Favored Romney Over Obama During GOP Primaries: Study Finds.

    // During the bruising Republican primaries, there was one candidate whose coverage was more relentlessly negative than the rest. In fact, he did not enjoy a single week where positive treatment by the media outweighed the negative. His name is Barack Obama. Although Obama is the incumbent, the media have treated him more like a candidate, with nearly two thirds of the coverage involving political strategy and only 21 percent primarily about domestic and foreign issues. //


    • 240 Cheryllou
      April 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

      It’s sickening to look at. When someone tells me that they love to watch fox news, I ask them why would they listen to people who makes millions of dollars to tell you that government is bad and corporations are good. Aren’t they working for a corporation?

    • 241 donna dem 4 obama
      April 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Oh dear friend you have found a good one. Thank you for posting this. I’ll be sharing it everywhere today because….Our Biggest Enemy is the Media!!!

  67. April 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Wake up Chips! Mornin everyone….another day with PBO at the helm.

  68. 244 FormelyFRED
    April 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

    good morning TOD family.I’ve been busy taking care of business at home and been dealing with a bout of anemia.I miss you guys.I send love to HZ and Achiko.I’ll see you all soon.Stay safe and stay strong.God bless you all.Thanks for this site Chips

    Fred 😉

    • 245 hopefruit2
      April 23, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Good morning Fred and happy to see to you here today. Hope your health is on the mend and take care.

    • 246 donna dem 4 obama
      April 23, 2012 at 8:12 am

      {{{{{Fred}}}} we miss you. Plz take care and come back to us soon.

    • 247 jackiegrumbacher
      April 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Fred, sorry about the anemia. You’ve been through a lot and need to get yourself back in good health. Good to hear form you. Stay well.

  69. April 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

    WASHINGTON — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney’s way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts-and-bolts functions such as food inspection, border security and education.
    Romney also promises budget increases for the Pentagon, above those sought by some GOP defense hawks, meaning that the rest of the government would have to shrink even more. Nonmilitary programs would incur still larger cuts than those called for in the tightfisted GOP budget that the House passed last month.
    Differences over the government’s budget and spiraling deficits are among the starkest that separate Republican Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Obama’s budget generally avoids risk, with minimal cuts to rapidly growing health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid while socking wealthier people with tax increases. It’s all part of an effort to close trillion-dollar-plus deficits.
    Romney, by contrast, proposes broad cuts in government spending,
    overpromising on reductions that even a Congress stuffed with conservatives might find hard to deliver.
    His campaign materials give relatively few specifics, other than a pledge to bring total government spending down to 20 percent of the U.S. economy by the end of a first term in 2016. That is roughly in line with where it was during Republican George W. Bush’s presidency.
    Estimates by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office put current government spending at $3.6 trillion, or about 23.5 percent of the gross domestic product this year, slipping to 21.8 percent by 2016.
    The math can get fuzzy. But the Romney campaign says it needs to come up with $500 billion in cuts in 2016, the target year. Overall, Romney promises to shrink the government by about one-seventh when compared against the size of the economy.


    U c? Not a moderate!

    • 249 jackiegrumbacher
      April 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Please, please, please clamp down on any idea that Romney is a moderate to everyone you talk to. Someone casually mentioned this at a meeting the other day and I jumped on it so fast and offered so many reasons why he’s not a moderate, that the person quickly backed down. Nip it in the bud. He’s Romney the Radical and he would end the US as we know it. Romney the Radical. Romney the Radical. NOT a moderate.

  70. 250 hopefruit2
    April 23, 2012 at 8:26 am

    But, but, but..

  71. 254 Linda
    April 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signified in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and not fed,those who are cold and are not clothed.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower–Jan. 17, 1961

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