215 Responses to “heads up: pbo press conference with pm noda of japan”

  1. 1 ourmanflint
    April 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I cant keep up Chips

  2. 3 Mariele K.
    April 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm


  3. 4 ourmanflint
    April 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Well to be honest, I am trying….:)

  4. 6 Cozimfree
    April 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I’m feeling kinda fired up!

  5. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    • 9 NurseShar
      April 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      I thought I was the only one feeling that way…

      • 10 edp4bho
        April 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        Nope, feel the same. PBO has set the bar very, very high. Brains, a winning aphrodesiac. Other attributes, gravy on top 😀

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      April 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      You said, JB. Clooney is just a meh compared with PBO. Not that I’m going to win the chance to meet either.

  6. 12 ChristiMTL
    April 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Is it me or Prime Minister Nora has a HUGE head compare to President Obama?…Maybe it’s distorted on my screen, I don’t know…..

    • 13 isonprize
      April 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Christi, it’s you! 😆 😆 Seriously, we are just so used to seeing our handsome PBO. He really is a model, in a number of senses of the word. He’s just so good-looking, or as my sweet mama used to say “easy on the eyes!”
      He makes every one else look, shall we say, ordinary.

  7. April 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    you’re rocking it, Chips

  8. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Amazing how we all see our lives. I was watching the PBS Global Voices documentary, “End of the Rainbow,” over the weekend, about industrial gold mining, and they had filmed a quite old man from West Africa, saying:

    “If I found a kilo of gold, I would go to Mecca. That is the first thing. I would build a house. I would build a mosque. And I would buy a wife for a poor man.”

    That was a little piece of poetry to me, but, for him, it was the world opening up, at last, maybe for the first time.

    He had quite the list. His core values were evident. With no advance warning of the question, he knew his dream, had concrete ideas to follow the dream, topped by his desire to share the wealth. We might envy him, in a way, although I don’t, especially that buying-a-wife thingie (I’m more for the intangibles).

    A little story about a fellow human being. I could just see President Obama stopping to talk to him, putting his hand on his shoulder, saying, “Man, I like your other goals, but we don’t want to be buying our wives.” And after hearing the story, I also imagine that the coreless Cheney or Romney or Rubio or Palin or Boehner would say, “So?”

  9. 17 ChristiMTL
    April 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Now I’m hearing japanese over the english translator….

  10. 18 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    First question about the Blind Dissedent….

  11. 21 ChristiMTL
    April 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Yuck I see the ugly mug of Ed Henry, he’s probably going to ask the President a question about Jimmy Kimmel.

  12. 22 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Neat post by Sarah Jones at Politicus ….

    The Girl Power Unity of Fluke and McCain Spawns a Right Wing Meltdown


    • 23 Liberal Librarian
      April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      My hope is that Ms. McCain soon realizes that her father’s party is beyond salvation, allows it to die, and works to create a true, viable, non-insane conservative party.

      • 24 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        April 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

        Agree fully with you, LL. The Party of Lincoln is dead. We do need a vibrant, legitimate opposition party and she may just be the person to start building it. If we crush the Party of Koch & Norquist, as we must, in Nov, she’ll have a couple of decades in front of her to focus and do the hard work of democracy and governance.


        • 25 0388jojothecat
          April 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

          I doubt if Ms. McCain is the person to do that. I’ve heard her say some pretty stupid crap towing the GOP talking points. She’ll take her marching order and fall in line just like all the Repugs have done in the past….look at Lugar. Instead of talking some sense into his party as an elder, he is falling in line with the rest of them. There is NO HOPE for the GNOTP.

  13. 26 ChristiMTL
    April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Ok what the heck is she talking about……excessive celebration???

  14. 28 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Inappropriate questions

  15. 29 isonprize
    April 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    um, how many questions does one ‘reporter’ get to ask? She asked 3 of PBO and 2 of Japanese PM. Damn, girl, take a breath.

    • 30 prettyfoot58
      April 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm


      did yu see that…..

      take that Mitttttttttttttttttt….

      PBO said….i assumed that he meant what he said…i surely do….and that if he didn’t he will have to answer for that…..

      Oooooooooooooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  16. 31 Lorraine
    April 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This is really too easy for President Obama. His answer to the bin laden question was classic Commander and Chief language. If Romney wasn’t such a natural born liar I might feel sorry for him.

    • 32 Ladyhawke
      April 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm


      That was a pitch perfect response. President Obama basically said “I’m consistent”. I said what I would do and I did it. Romney on the other hand, not so much. Years ago, he said it didn’t make sense to expend so much energy on one person. Now suddenly he has flip flopped (imagine that) and says he would have done exactly what President Obama did. And he has the nerve to make a snarky remark that President Jimmy Carter would have also done the same. That was beyond tacky.

      • 33 Lorraine
        April 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

        Another translation: Do you want to trust our growing economy and revamp foreign policy to a severely conservative who is not consistent on one of the most important decisions in American History?

      • 34 anniebella
        April 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        So now is Mitt “the liar” Romney saying that he did not say that it makes no sense to spend all that money going after one man, Osama bin Laden..

  17. 35 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I am sick of people slamming Jimmy Carter……..he is a great man and a Statesman……

    Name one Republican that was a Statesman…..

    • 36 0388jojothecat
      April 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      I agree Linda. Jimmy Carter was a much smart and better President than Bill Clinton in my opinion. The Democratic party turned their back on Carter instead of standing with him. I love Ted Kennedy but he “F”‘d up when he attempted a run against Carter. It showed the Democrats had no confidence in him. The so-called progressives tried to do the same to PBO and thank goodness it failed because there are too many staunch Obots out there they would push back.

  18. 37 prettyfoot58
    April 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    why do reporters refer to domestic policy at international press conferences

    • 38 theo67
      April 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      It’s not even domestic policy. It’s right wing water carrying. Really embarrassing – and even more so that they try to bring a foreign leader into this circus.

    • 39 elo4obama/biden
      April 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Yeah, and not even domesic policy so much as politics! It reflects their narrow and egocentric world views. They are truly painting a bad picture of America. Thank goodness for our president respecting, engaging and challenging other foreign leaders. He is the best ambassador of what it should mean to be American.

  19. 40 edp4bho
    April 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    My gosh, watching PBO during this press conference, it’s dawned on me, this time more strongly, why rethugs, white men, black men with Anglican names, and just about everybody who isn’t him, are pissing their pants eternally. He is handsome, handsome, handsome; he’s even cute; he’s determined; articulate; humorous; highly educated; relatively rich by his own hard-earned means; he’s got a heck of a strong, lovely wife; 2 gorgeous daughers. His voice is a golden baritone- like your late night love DJ….(swoon); he looks spectacular in his clothing, and has a Denzel walk; healthy; faithful; a smile to outshine the moon; impeccable timing; a quiet resolve about serious matters. I could go on and on. No wonder I spend atleast 75% of my time checking him out. Oh, and he can sing, and loves to eat——I love music and food. Sigh!!!

    • 41 collegekay
      April 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      All of this.

      • 42 0388jojothecat
        April 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

        I know. Men who did not vote for Obama are really jealous of him. He is a self-made man who is more accomplished than they could ever be. His core values were taught to him by two women….his mother and grandmother, his male role models was his grandfather and Michelle’s father two men who were good husbands and fathers.

      • 43 miss pat
        April 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        And he has all his teeth. Don’t forget the teeth.

    • 44 sherijr
      April 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Yep.. he must make them cry every single day 😉 He is all that and more.. that secret extra ingredient that the too few have within them. I think too that you hit on something I hadn’t thought of much.. but that is the true fabulousness of his wife- and how that fabulous wife effects these repub/white men. I mean there is no question that FLOTUS Michelle is a true knockout in both beauty and brains.. and I wonder how much they hate POTUS extra much because he has this strong gorgeous healthy wife??

      • 45 CEB
        April 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        She is sexy, smart,strong, playful, comfortable in her own skin and he adores her, and she is ONLY into him. They wish that they could attract and hold a woman like her. Our PBO has an embarrassment of the riches that really matter as you and ed have mentioned and they cannot stand it. And to make matters worse, PBO ignores their jealousy and pettiness because they are boys and He is a man, the real deal.

    • 47 theo67
      April 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm


    • 48 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      edp4bho, you speak for me. Excellent summary.

    • April 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      I was in college back in the 90s and one of my roommates was a basketball fanatic. This is in illinois, by the way, during some very good years for the Bulls. Anyhow, this roommate had an irrational hatred for Michael Jordan. He just disliked him intensely. And, every time Jordan did something amazing, he just hated him more. He tried to play ball, but knew he could never be Jordan, so he hated him. I swear he began to act as though MJ was being a great player just to torment him. Anyhow, I think the Republicans are like that. The more great things President Obama does, the more it enrages them, because they know they just don’t have his talent.

      • 50 jackiegrumbacher
        April 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        YES. They are truly eaten up with envy. Look at the lot of them–Rove, McConnell, Romney, Cantor–they’re all repugnant and totally charisma challenged. The only thing that gets them going is their hatred of the man who has it all.

    • 51 mtmarilyn
      April 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      This, this!!!!!!

    • April 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm


      that is a great description of POTUS

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      April 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      edp4bho – After 2016, I hope that if President Obama ever goes for a job again, you write his résumé. The only thing I would suggest is that you only attach 20 or 30 photos of him; otherwise, might look like overkill. I’ll take any leftover photos, no problem. 🙂

    • 54 jackiegrumbacher
      April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Well, edp4bho, I was having such a good time reading your list, I didn’t want it to end. Let’s be honest–we’re all in love with him.

      • 55 EDP4BHO
        April 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        In from work. LOL….aren’t we such saps, jackie ? I have had to admit some time ago that he does it for me, and I don’t need a naughty mat, ladies. Just pure thoughts, all the way. (okay, sometimes I lose it, but I catch myself) 😀

  20. 56 Carol
    April 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Always the perfect answer! Can’t see Romney with world leaders.

    • 57 Obama Grandmama
      April 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I can’t see Mitt Romney with other world leaders either since he acts foreign with his own Country’s citizens. If you can’t “get” your own ways of life how can you possibly understand another culture? He can only understand those that are rich that probably transcends all nations.

  21. 58 Me4obama
    April 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Bitch Slap. Bitch slap. Ouch take that Mitt the Liar #Binladen

  22. 59 Carol
    April 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    ED tell us how you really feel about the President. Don’t hold back…lol

    • 60 Sharon
      April 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Didn’t notice it until the press conference, but his striped shirt has French cuffs. Something new for him in daily wear, but I really love that shirt on him.

  23. 61 FoxfireTX
    April 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Obviously this is going to be a day where my TV needs to be off so I don’t throw something at it. Can’t imagine what Tweetie will have to say. On the upside, I assume the Repubs are scared shitless about the ads or they wouldn’t be in such an uproar about it. On this topic, I think it will backfire. They can’t change these facts and they are ensuring that everyone remembers the difficult choice PBO made. And their statements are pretty much ensuring that everyone who has any idea about what is going on will go to Y0uTube to see the ad:-)

  24. 62 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Press-titutes……every freaking one of them.

  25. 63 itgurl_29
    April 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Dang it! I missed the press conference. So POTUS slapped Mitt around yet again, huh?

    • 64 sherijr
      April 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      I missed it too.. enjoying these comments though 🙂

    • 65 collegekay
      April 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Yep. It’ll be up later. He looked particularly hot doing so too. He didn’t even mention Mitt’s name. So smooth, articulate, and unfazed by any “attack” Mittbot hurls at him.

  26. 66 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    3 minutes to Martin…

    I can’t wait to here what he says about the WHCD.

  27. 69 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Ron Cross-Eyed Christie using Mrs. Huffn’Puff’s tweet to bash PBO on Martin’s show. 🙄

    • 70 theo67
      April 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      I just saw Jonathan Capehart say that it’s unfair to say Romney wouldn’t have made the same call as President Obama, agreeing with that Ron character. He thinks Coward Romney would have been able to make a call when every advisor was unwilling to make a call given the odds? It’s disgusting.

      • 71 lisalovesobama
        April 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        Jonathan can be silly.

      • 72 L3
        April 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        Jonathan needs to read that book about Romney that Lawrence read from a few weeks ago about how overly cautious and afraid Williard was to head the new Bain Co. and all the guarantees he got to insure his success or cushion his failure. That is not a person who would have given that order when the chances he was there were 50/50 because no one in government would have been able to guarantee his success or cushion his failure. He would not have done it. He is a scared little man who gets his courage from his money.

      • 75 hopefruit2
        April 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        I think Jonathan wants to remain in MSNBC’s good books especially after being so vocal during the Trayvon Martin incident.

        • 76 theo67
          April 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

          It was right of him to be vocal during the Trayvon Martin incident. It’s not right for him to tell such stupid stories like the one he tried to do today.

      • 78 0388jojothecat
        April 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        Well, Myth already told the world he would not look for OBL what more proof do they need? Bush had some of the intelligence about the courier and he disbanded the team whose sole job was to hunt down the man. The GOP needed OBL four year video tapes to scare the american people to vote for the GOP to keep america safe. I hope there is a memo out there that has Dickhead Cheney saying just that.

      • 79 Cha
        April 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

        Is everyone conveniently forgetting about willard’s quote that “IT’S NOT WORTH MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH to GET OSAMA BIN LADEN”?

    • 80 ChristiMTL
      April 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Oh the RWers are all quoting her today

      • 81 Liberal Librarian
        April 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        What’s her tweet?

        • 82 lisalovesobama
          April 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          that PBO using OBL in his campaign vid is “despicable.” what ‘s despicable is that bitch profiting off of the hard works of others and not paying them. What’s despicable is that bitch hasn’t been locked up in jail. What’s despicable is that bitch’s face.

      • 84 lisalovesobama
        April 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        yup! Now they are talking about how Romney trying swiftboat PBO’s coolness and likability.

        • 85 jackiegrumbacher
          April 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          Lisa, they can try, but they’ll look like freaking idiots doing so. Everybody wants to be associated with people who are cool and likeable. Who wants a creepy, emotionless, totally uncool and unlikeable person as president.

      • 86 Linda
        April 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        Who cares ? Most American voters never heard of her.

        • 87 jackiegrumbacher
          April 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

          I agree, Linda. You could stop a hundred people on the street and nobody would have a clue who she is. She thinks her opinion counts, but she’s shown herself for the complete phony that she is. Hasn’t a genuine bone in her body.

      • 88 Ladyhawke
        April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        Let me guess, the right wingers don’t see anything political about Mitt Romney going to New York City tomorrow to hang out with Rudy (a noun, a verb, 9/11) Guillani. Where’s the outrage?

        And on Huff & Puff we all know she is a Republican. After all, she rubs elbows with the likes of Darryl Issa and Newt Gingrich. I haven’t heard her say anything positive about President Obama in years. I avoid her website like the plague. It’s nothing but tabloid reporting with huge headlines, hair on fire and nostrils flaring all the time.

        • 89 anniebella
          April 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

          Ladyhawke, Show you how pitiful these Republicans are, Mitt “the Liar” Romney is going to New York to hang out with a man who said he was a man without a core. Rudy Giuliani said that about Mitt “the Liar” Romney.

      • 90 sabreen60
        April 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

        AH is pissed because President Obama gave her a well deserved black eye at the WH Correspondents Dinner.

  28. 91 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    You gotta love Pres. Obama: “I said I would go after Bin Laden and I did.” BOOM! Epic smackdown.

  29. 92 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I disagree with Jonathon Capehart …According to Sec. Gates President Obama made the gutsiest decision ever from a President he worked for.

    • 93 prettyfoot58
      April 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      ditto..i tweeted something …similar to him

    • 94 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I disagree also, and Capehart is getting some push back on Twitter.

      I’m also THRILLED that Richard Wolfe not only pushed back on Capehart’s cowardly concession to Romney, but also took it a step further by suggesting that if Romney were President, it’s unlikely that they would have even gotten to the point where they would be in position to kill/capture Bin Laden because the systematic steps necessary for obtaining the actionable intelligence depended on a very strategic and organized operation – which was attained under the cool and level-headed LEADERSHIP OF BARACK OBAMA.

      • 95 Cha
        April 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm


      • April 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Yes, it was a misguided, not well thought out response from Capehart. I liked how Wolfe then sarcastically said, “Yes, yes, yes, no one should ever politicize anything—-BUT….” and got the discussion back on track—–reminding of all the “mission accomplished” hoopla when there was no accomplishment——and detailing all the steps PBO’s administration took to get to the point where a decision to go after bin Laden was even possible.

  30. 97 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Romney says the Founding Fathers advocated ” sovereign citizenship ”

    Whoa…..just try it America….and see what happens…

    • 98 prettyfoot58
      April 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      what is sovereign citizenship

    • 101 jackiegrumbacher
      April 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Isn’t it amazing, Linda, how Romney has become an expert on what the Founding Fathers thought and felt, even though they chose not to write these ideas in the Constitution. Suddenly he’s the great history scholar who can read minds from 236 years ago. Of course, the Founding Fathers always manage to have thought in a way that suits his own purposes. What a phoney little creep he is!

  31. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    April 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Darn I’ve missed everything today 😦

    I just watched that video “Forward” and it is riveting!!!!

    It’s the last day for donations so I’m off to donate to the dccc, dscc, dga, charlotte2012 and the obama campaign. LHM I guess I’ll be eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the next week 😆

  32. 103 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Ron Christie is one of only three black folks who will vote for Willard.

  33. April 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    David Corn’s book SHOWDOWN is an excellent read!  Here is a link to a “detailed account” of how POTUS got BL:
    Obama, despite the public perception that he was a cautious seeker of consensus, was a risk taker. He had pushed for health care reform when practically no one in the White House thought it could be achieved. In internal deliberations, he had advocated pressuring Egyptian President Mubarak, when pro-democracy protests erupted, though his top foreign policy aides preferred preserving the status quo. He had launched a multilateral military action in Libya over the reservations of his most experienced military advisers. And once again, the president was considering disregarding the play-it-safe advice of senior national security advisers to move forward with a bold action that had no guarantee of success and that could bring about a heap of trouble.

    Dealing with Congress over the budget (and a possible government shutdown) that spring had forced Obama into the role of a hostage negotiator who had to pursue well-calculated compromise (perhaps not to his liking) to prevent economic harm. Now, as commander in chief confronting challenging circumstances, he remained deliberative, but he also had the latitude to be decisive and daring.

    • 112 Lovepolitics2008
      April 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      I read SHOWDOWN too. A must read. You realize how President Obama was the right choice for the presidency. More progressive and more willing to challenge the status quo. Joe Biden, Hillary, Bob Gates and many others are more conservative in their approach. They’re good public servants, dedicated, brilliant, knowledgeable and everything, but Barack Obama is more forward-looking, more progressive, NO question about it.

    • 113 CEB
      April 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      President Badass! Love it!

      The fools who called him Obambi are looking like the fools they always were.

  34. 114 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    WTF?!!!! Hillary’s campaign still has a $245,000 debt that they are asking PBO’s campaign to cover. WTF?!!!!! Martin brought it up in the context that in exchange for an endorsement, one candidate can ask another to cover their expenses and pointed to Leroy and Willard who reportedly had a phone call today. Hell Fuck NO!!! Don’t need Hillary’s endorsement that much. Fuck ’em!!!!! No wonder PBO and Billy the Clown have joined up. I knew Bill wouldn’t do anything for PBO out of patriotism and the goodness of his heart. There had to be a hook and I think I know what it is. Those two (BIll and Hill) are rich, why don’t they just write a fucking check. PBO can afford to pay off their fucking hate-filled campaign. Fuckers!!!

    • 115 utaustinliberal
      April 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Hillary can’t give an endorsement. She’s the Sec. of State. That would be seen as partisan.

    • 116 Linda
      April 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      If she owes that to Mark Penn…she should default….

    • 117 isonprize
      April 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Lisa, actually this is a time honored tradition in politics. It really isn’t anything new. The winner usually helps the loser pay off their campaign debts. I’m not saying it’s right, but I am saying that both parties have done it, like, forever….

      Hillary can’t openly endorse President Obama because she’s Sec’y of State. But anyone would be totally blind not to see that she is supportive of him and his administration.

      Now Bill and his giganenormohugic ego? THAT’S another story. I think he wants some of Obama’s shine, and the only way to get back in the spotlight is to hang with the cool guy. They didn’t call him ‘Slick Willie’ for nothing.

      But guess what, PBO is even smarter than Slick WIllie. If PBO agreed to let Bill be apart of his campaign, you can be sure that PBO has the advantage somehow. I never underestimate PBO. NEVER!!!

      • 118 miss pat
        April 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        Your third paragraph is what I believe too. I know some people think I should let go and let Bill but I can’t. I just know he’s up to no good and no good can come out of his being drawn into the campaign. Hope he proves me wron.

  35. 119 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    • 120 lisalovesobama
      April 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      why try to understand this dumbfuck? We’d just wind up in the looney bin.

      • 121 miss pat
        April 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        So Dems don’t have golf courses and pools. Got it. But again who has golf courses in their homes? Where do you put the golf course? In your living room? In your den? Out by the pool? Ah! I got it. You put it out in your yard.

      • 122 jackiegrumbacher
        April 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

        Oh, Lisa, I’m laughing myself silly at your remark? You always manage to say just the right thing. Love it!

    • 123 Cha
      April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      F*cktard is showing off his low IQ.

  36. April 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Seniors have saved $3.4 billion on prescription drugs because of President Obama’s healthcare law, the Medicare agency said Monday.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said seniors saved an average of $837 in the first three months of this year.

    CMS said more than 5 million seniors have benefited from the law’s drug discounts — a provision that Democrats often highlight as they try to build public support for a law that remains stuck at about 50 percent approval.

    The Affordable Care Act seeks to close the so-called Medicare “doughnut hole” — a coverage gap in which seniors traditionally had to cover all of their prescription drug costs. Under the new law, seniors who reach the doughnut hole now receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs and a 7 percent discount on generics.


  37. 127 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Texas Court Stops State From Defunding Planned Parenthood |

    A federal court in Texas today stopped the Texas legislature from denying Planned Parenthood funding from the state’s Women’s Health Program. The federal judge imposed a preliminary injunction on the law, over which Planned Parenthood sued a few weeks ago. Texas’s Planned Parenthood provides medical services to over 130,000 Texan women every year, and the law would apply to even those health clinics that do not provide abortion.

    According to Planned Parenthood, “over 40 percent of women who received services through the Women’s Health Program chose to rely on a Planned Parenthood health center for Women’s Health Program services.” In a response to today’s decision by the court, Patricio Gonzales, CEO of Planned Parenthood Association of Hidalgo County, said “The health and well-being of our patients is our number-one priority.

    We hope that this decision will allow us to continue our lifesaving work of providing high-quality health care and cancer screenings to some of Texas’ most vulnerable women.”

  38. 128 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Karen Finney is so funny!!! 😆

  39. 129 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Funny how the RWNJs are clutching their pearls over so-called “politicization” of the bin Laden kill. I remember (after all it was only a year ago) when the shemeful REPUBLICAN cowards in the House refused to even acknowledge the event when it happened — not even to cite the military personnel that carried it out — because they didn’t want PBO to get any credit. These same muthafuggas would have stopped all government business, sang some hymns, created a national holiday, and who knows what else, if Bush had accomplished the same.

    No wonder they’re so apopletic now: they have to look at their cowardly, craven, immoral, chickenhawk selves in the mirror every day.

  40. 132 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I do not want to hear anything Tweety has to say this evening. I sense a huge anti-Obama avalanche coming on…with sidekick Howard Fineman and dolts from GOPolitico, among others. Please let me know if I was wrong…

  41. April 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    We just made our new Slogan for 2012 – FORWARD.

    Me likey!

  42. 143 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  43. April 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 4/30/12 12:58 PM EDT
    The final words written by Osama bin Laden will become public later this week on an Army website, White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan said Monday.

    Some of the documents seized during the raid of bin Laden’s Pakistani compound a year ago — and unclassified — will be posted online by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, Brennan said during a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

    The documents show even before the leader’s death, Al Qaeda was struggling to recover from a decade of attacks on its personnel and targets, Brennan said, noting that bin Laden had written he worried about “the rise of lower leaders who are not as experienced and this would lead to the repeat of mistakes.”

    Al Qaeda, Brennan added, is “losing, badly, and bin Laden knew it.” The late leader wrote of “disaster after disaster” and urged his subordinates to leave tribal areas and to go somewhere “away from aircraft photography and bombardment.”

  44. 145 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  45. 146 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Martin tells America: You have a choice come November of being England and Spain, meaning recession or going with PBO, “don’t say you haven’t been warned.”—–EXACTLY MY POINT!!! Exactly. America will truly warrant the title of stupid if they manage to give this country back to the repugs.

  46. 147 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’m all for doing this 🙂 In fact I hardly go there at all.

    • 148 lisalovesobama
      April 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm


      • 149 Liberal Librarian
        April 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

        I can honestly say that I’ve been to HuffPo only a handful of times. Even during the Bush regime, I found the site design to be atrocious and not user friendly. Whatever content it had wasn’t worth it for me to sear my corneas.

        • 150 itgurl_29
          April 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm

          I haven’t been been to HuffnPuff since November 2010. I quit cold turkey. It used to be one of the first sites I check every single morning. After about two weeks, I didn’t even miss it.

          • 151 Liberal Librarian
            April 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

            For me it was DailyKos. It took me a couple of weeks to break the habit of typing “dailykos” in my address bar.

            • 152 itgurl_29
              April 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

              Same here. I stopped going to Dkos around the same time they ran BWD out of there.

              • 153 Liberal Librarian
                April 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

                That’s the wonderful thing about the ‘net: if you’re not happy with one site, another will pop up more to your liking, or you can go make one yourself. Kos always said that dismissively when someone complained. But I bet he thought that he and his site were indispensable.

              • 154 jackiegrumbacher
                April 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

                I stopped them both on the same day. Useless, trash sites that undermined the president. Turned them off, deleted the bookmarks and never looked back.

    • 155 sherijr
      April 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      I’ve been to huffpo twice.. ever. But have happily tweeted the boycott 🙂

    • 156 Cha
      April 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      AFREAKINGMEN! It’s so obvious it got arrianna’s goat that PBO pointed out her business model. She’s painted herself into willard’s rabid corner.

    • 157 sabreen60
      April 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      I haven’t been to HuffPuff since late 2010. She’s a grifter who started bashing President Obama in 2009 – almost as soon as he had taken the oath of office.

  47. April 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I just love how Robney is on defense over this Bin Laden Thingy.
    And their over- reaction is predictable, and the President knows this.

  48. 159 Liberal Librarian
    April 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hey everyone, my new piece is up at TPV: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/04/obama-and-politics-of-humanity.html. Take a gander if you can.

    • 160 mtmarilyn
      April 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Great piece LL. As I said there, thank you for putting into words what I feel!!!!

    • 161 prettyfoot58
      April 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm


      i cannot comment on your page….but this is what i want to say…

      your piece has touched me,,,,,

      thank you so much for your words…sometimes we who have political savy are afraid to trust and faith in an elected official…

      thank you for not being afraid to express your words…

      Bless You

    • 162 peti4-44
      April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Wonderful. That is just why I think there is a higher force guiding Obama, so he just has to win in November. This man is a present to mankind and to a “lost” catholic.

      • 163 Liberal Librarian
        April 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

        Although faith comes hard to me, I do have a grudging belief in destiny. There is just such an air of destiny swirling around in these times through which we’re living. I can’t help but think that the human race is about to grow up quite quickly.

        • 164 utaustinliberal
          April 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

          Hey LL. Thank you so much for this article. This one touched me in a very personal manner. I left you a comment on The Peoples View. I hope you don’t mind but I shared the article on twitter (let’s spread it around TOD) because it was beautifully written. 🙂

          • 165 Liberal Librarian
            April 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

            I’m more than honored. Thank you.

            And, again, let’s be gentle to Chips. I do believe she’d rather that Chels hoist the trophy rather than *eck* City.

        • 166 Pamela
          April 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

          We had better do!

  49. April 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    With everything that is happening today, AC-360 big interview is with Jimmy Kimmel???

  50. 168 Ladyhawke
    April 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm


    Obama stays on offense on OBL, 2012

    By Steve Benen


    For those who can’t watch clips online, the president said:

    “As far as my personal role and what other folks would do, I’d just recommend that everybody take a look at people’s previous statements in terms of whether they thought it was appropriate to go into Pakistan and take out bin Laden.

    “I assume that people meant what they said when they said it — that’s been at least my practice. I said that I’d go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they’d do something else, then I’d go ahead and let them explain it.”



    • 169 sherijr
      April 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Oh I just love his answer.. perfecto!

      • 170 Ladyhawke
        April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

        PBO spoke volumes in that brief response. I am still marveling at the delivery and his body language. Crisp and to the point. I mean really, how does Romney respond to “I assumed he meant what he said about not going after OBL”.

        • 171 Cha
          April 30, 2012 at 7:49 pm

          Good Dig at willard the liar, PObama! Willard is weasely that even Carter would have ordered the mission. But, not the wussy gops who wouldn’t want to take responsibility if it failed.

          My thought is all this whining by the willards is actually making more people aware of exactly what the Prez did when he gave the order to the SEALS.

      • 172 sabreen60
        April 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

        Whoa! Did he set the record straight? Yes he did!!!!

  51. 173 Ladyhawke
    April 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Obama Defends Attack On Romney: ‘I Assumed’ He Meant It When He Said He Wouldn’t Get Bin Laden


    • 174 Liberal Librarian
      April 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Even after all this time, the GOP thinks that PBO will just collapse into the typical Dem that they’ve bullied since the 80s. And they are constantly shocked when he throws it back in their faces. The Dems have a spine because of PBO, and the Republicans have no solution for this new game plan.

      • 175 Ladyhawke
        April 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        Exactly, they just don’t know what to make of President Obama. He has them on the ropes with the student loans. (By the way, the last time I check the slow jam video was rapidly approaching 5 million views. I am ashamed to admit how much I have contributed to that view count). He has them on the ropes with women. The speech on Friday to the Women’s Leadership Forum was amazing. He has them on the ropes as it relates to national security. They are practically hysterical about the OBL ad. And of course, he has them on the ropes with the immigration issue. PBO is not taking anything for granted with the Latino community. But they know that it was the Republican Party that killed the DREAM Act in 2010. PBO was devastated that the bill did not pass.

        This Republican Party is having a rude awakening. For over three years their knee jerk response was to be against everything that President Obama was for. The problem for them is that President Obama was always on the right side of the issues. He has a story to tell. They got nothin. Like Robert Gibbs so eloquently said they blame PBO for not cleaning up the mess they created fast enough. Truer words were never spoken.

        • 176 Liberal Librarian
          April 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

          I think the OBL ad was a masterful opening move. It’s serving notice to the GOP that he’s going for the jugular, and that they won’t survive what’s going their way.

    • April 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Notice that update at the bottom referring to a new post by Greg Sargent — indicating Romney damaged his case by referring to Carter. And how.

  52. April 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Salty language but good stuff!

    Cut a check and shut up, they said.

    If you want to pay more, pay more, they said.

    Tired of hearing about it, they said.

    Tough shit for you guys, because I’m not tired of talking about it. I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar. It’s true that some rich folks put at least some of their tax savings into charitable contributions. My wife and I give away roughly $4 million a year to libraries, local fire departments that need updated lifesaving equipment (Jaws of Life tools are always a popular request), schools, and a scattering of organizations that underwrite the arts. Warren Buffett does the same; so does Bill Gates; so does Steven Spielberg; so do the Koch brothers; so did the late Steve Jobs. All fine as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough.


  53. 180 Liberal Librarian
    April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    OK everyone, this is said with absolutely no snark. Let us be gentle to our dear Chips when she returns. Her beloved Man United just lost to Man City, and is now second in the title race. So, send her lots of positive energy.

    • 181 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      My thoughts are with Chips at this difficult time.

      • 182 Liberal Librarian
        April 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        And with only 3 games left to go. They could wind up tied on points earned at season’s end, but City own the tiebreaker in that case. And there are no playoffs in most of the world’s football leagues. Whoever is in first once the season ends is the champion. I think Chips would prefer that my beloved Chelsea were crowned champion over City.

    • 183 peti4-44
      April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Man City won in 68 for the last time. 68 was a big year.

    • April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      My. Heart. Is. Broken. I need to grow up, very soon. I need to stop allowing the outcome of 22 men kicking a sphere around a field for 90 minutes make me want to cry like a baby. Back soon. If I recover. Thank you for being nice LL 😥

      • 185 Liberal Librarian
        April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        You can’t get over it. Football is life.

      • 187 utaustinliberal
        April 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

        Chips I was sooooooo going to crow big time because if this was Chelsea you would so crow big time and burn me. I’ll be nice this once. It’s unfortunate that Manchester United tanked against Manchester City. Manchester City is a good team and unfortunately Manchester United couldn’t keep up this time.

        Don’t worry Chips. The beauty about Football is that just like life, tomorrow brings better possibilities and just like life, you live to fight another day. So take heart my friend. Cheer up. Eat some chocolate. It’ll help raise your spirits. 🙂

      • 188 peti4-44
        April 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        This feeling is terrible…and wonderful. Only in football you can loose and still feel like a winner …somehow, someday. Better games ahead! 🙂

      • 189 Pamela
        April 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

        Chips, come on over here, I will make you a cup of tea, and you can stop the world for 20 minutes. Works Wonders! 😉 {{{{{{{;)}}}}}}}}

  54. 190 proudmemberofglobalzero
    April 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Okay…Chris Matthews is BACK! He is not toting the GOP line about OBL. Shocked about this but, wow! He is actually on FIRE tonight!

    • 191 collegekay
      April 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I am shocked by him as well. Wow. Keep it up Tweety.

      • 192 0388jojothecat
        April 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        HA! Tweety is know to turn on a dime. Tweety just like the rest of MSM is all about ratings = profits. His Corporate GOP bosses will tell him to jump and he’ll ask how high! Just wait a few days and he’ll be all anti-Obama once again.

    • 193 Liberal Librarian
      April 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      If he stays on-message for the next month, then I’ll believe he’s back. Until then, I’ll both be pleasantly surprised and non-committal. But I fervently hope that the hosts on the “Lean Forward” network are getting their collective heads out of their collective asses. This is not a game. They’ll be fine if the GOP takes over; the rest of us won’t.

    • 194 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      WOW..that’s great to hear. I was thinking that Tweety would unleash the CowardFineman AKA Arianna’s lapdog on President Obama. I’m so happy to have been proven wrong!

      • 195 proudmemberofglobalzero
        April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        I agree with you on the MSNBC network. I don’t watch Uppers or the twit at noon. They don’t have my life experience. We are the older White Americans that support PBO with all our might. We have lived ups and downs…we know what we are facing when we lose everything and have to start over.

    • 198 nospin
      April 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Tweety is full of crapola. He sticks his finger in the wind to figure out which audience he wants to appeal to for the week and then goes off the rails in either direction. Then he tosses in a few “sane” segments to hold on to any remaining viewers.

      He is full of it. Tweety has no core or any real convictions. He is just interested in viewership.

  55. April 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I just got a robocall from the Walker campaign. At first I thought it was going to be a poll because the “voice” aksed if I supported Walker. I kept saying, “NO! Not at all!!” etc., etc., but the voice never reallly stopped for a response. It said this is the most important vote in Wisconsin’s history and went on and on.

  56. April 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm


    What is an UPPER? And this rather awkward question: Are you able to talk about your support of PBO openly?

    Down here in Georgia, PBO’S white supporters are very quiet. They might whisper their support to an AA, but generally it’s not something they seem comfortable publicizing. Of course, I live in a republican stronghold.

    I guess politics in general is turbulent, but the racial component makes it worse.

    • 201 proudmemberofglobalzero
      April 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Chris Hayes…the twenty something that has a show on MSNBC on the weekend. His show is called Up With Chris! #uppers on twitter. I live in Palm Beach County. This is a county that holds my district….old Robert Wexler, new rep is Deutch. My county voted for Marco Rubio in 2010, along with Rick Scott as Governor.

  57. 202 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously vetoed a ballot measure that would have given embryos full personhood rights on Monday, ruling it “clearly unconstitutional” because it would block a woman’s legal right to have an abortion.

  58. April 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Christie says he migh be able to be convinced to be VP.
    Good! Then, he might be able to be convinced to lose weight! Jeesh!

    • 204 0388jojothecat
      April 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Oh boy, VP Joe Biden will kick his ass. He won’t have to take the gloves off when cowardly McCain picked that weak woman, whats-her-face.

  59. 205 kasai
    April 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Hi Everyone:-)

    “Why Obama Owns bin Laden”:

    He learned it early. Barack Obama is many things; among them, he is a tough and even ferocious political warrior. In his book Dreams from My Father, Obama vividly describes how his stepfather taught him to box in Indonesia, and how he himself still remembers the feel and smell of the Everlast gloves they wore as he endured punches until he found the strength and the skill to land blows of his own.

    There is a kind of biographical line running between those dusty sparring matches a world away and the ad the Obama re-election campaign has released on the question of whether Mitt Romney would have the steel to order the 2011 operation that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

    Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/04/30/why-obama-owns-bin-laden/?iid=op-main-lede#ixzz1tYyvVGE9


    • 206 Liberal Librarian
      April 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Excellent piece, but one quibble:

      Is the bin Laden ad fair to Romney? No, not really. But politics is not for the faint of heart.

      I strongly disagree. The ad was more than fair. I remember candidate Obama being excoriated when he said he’d take bin Laden out in Pakistan if he had actionable intelligence. And I think the attacks he suffered for that statement were fair, as all he had to go on were words. Now he has actions to back him up, and all Romney has are words. Words matter, when you can point to nothing else in your resume. PBO said he would take out OBL; Romney said he wouldn’t waste his time. PBO acted on his words; can’t we assume that Romney would’ve been as true to his own?

      • 207 kasai
        April 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

        I am with you on that LL..
        A few mos ago Mitt:“It’s not worth moving heaven & earth spending billions trying to catch one person (OBL) to day he’s singing a different tune.

  60. 208 yardarm756
    April 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    A little sumptin’ to do.

  61. April 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    New post everyone:


    And anyone who mentions Manchester City gets a Sarah Palin photo.

  62. 211 carolyn
    April 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Proudmember and eveninginGeorgia…..this is another older white woman who is proudly a supporter of President Obama and has been since 2007 when he announced. I have no problem telling other people of my support for him….color is not an issue with me, nor with the smart people. There is a good core of supporters and we all know without him we would be in deep doo-doo. My biggest gripe has been the ugly emails we used to receive that pretended to be “policy” news, but were racial. I responded to enough of them that we don’t get them any more. I imagine there are more white supporters of the president, even in Georgia, than speak up. They need to. I just cannot believe that the majority of Americans are racists.
    My husband and I saw him in OKC in Feb 2007 and he has been consistent since then. At that time he said “This is not a game.” which is what the Repubs try to keep it. The “pundits”, both left and right do not listen to him. They should start doing so. They did not listen to his Nobel Peace Prize speech, they did not listen to his speech in London a year ago….they hardly acknowledged it…..it was a foreign policy masterpiece and reset the entire way of doing business internationally.
    They decide what he’s going to say, and then comment on what they pretend he said.

  63. 212 lisalovesobama
    April 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    re: On Tweety not going batshit Anti-Obama

    The answer is simple: the Obama-Clinton coalition. That’s it. It’s done. We all know how Tweety feels about Billo the Clown. Once Clinton endorsed and decided to campaign for PBO, Tweety decided that PBO was okay, not by virtue of himself, but because Billy Boy had given him the nod.

    • April 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Did you follow the 2008 primary fight between Obama and Clinton very closely? Because if you did, you’d know that Chris Matthews was accused if anything of being, if anything, anti-Clinton, and he got a bunch of crap for somewhat sexist remarks he made about Hilllary, specifically saying ” the reason she’s a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around.”

      After the 2008 election, when people started speculating about Hillary being tapped for Secretary of State, Matthews was overheard saying:

      “I don’t understand it,” Matthews bellowed. “Why would he pick her? I thought we were done with the Clintons. She’ll just use it to build her power base. It’s Machiavellian. And then we’ll have Bill Clinton, too. I thought Obama didn’t want drama.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/18/chris-matthews-overheard_n_144545.html

      Whatever might be said of Chris Matthews, and I am not a big fan of his, it is preposterous to suggest that somehow he is a Clinton sycophant.

      • 214 lisalovesobama
        April 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        Ah….. Kevin? you obviously haven’t been watching Tweety over the last year. He did a HUGE interview with Billy Boy and called him and I quote, “President of the World.” You should also watch how Tweety talks about Clinton whenever he talks about him. If you knew anything about Tweety, it’s the fact that he’s hot and cold, so before you decide that it’s within your purview to school me (about anything), perhaps you should do your own homework. okay? thanks. 😉

  64. April 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    @proud member and @Carolyn

    Thanks for the responses. It so interesting here, getting to know the areas we are from, and how geography can affect politics.
    Carolyn, you are so right about those speeches. The one in England was stunning, as were so many others.

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