103 Responses to “West Wing Week”


  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    May 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Good WEST COAST night to all. What an amazing week!

  2. 3 Lovepolitics2008
    May 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    First ??!!

  3. 6 Judith Fardig
    May 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Uno?

  4. 7 Carol
    May 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Did I miss video from Seattle or LA?

  5. 8 Judith Fardig
    May 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Chips, do you have a picture of Barack and George? That would totally make my week!!

  6. 9 GGail
    May 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hi guys, I’m back!
    I’m so on cloud nine like you wouldn’t believe!!!!
    The build-up is electric. I thought he would never get here. Then after waiting on the street for an hour, the action began. First the LAPD began closing off the cross streets, then we received the command to step back from the curb or SS would point guns at us(?!). A short time later, we hear the faint sounds of a helicopter get louder and louder and louder and SUDDENLY he flying over our heads! One military copter in front, Marine One following!!!! After that we wait another 30 minutes. During this time, Fox 11 reporter and cameraman decided to come to me and my neat t-shirt to ask me how I was feeling. Now they saw me 2 hours ago when I first arrived, but now, when I’m on the verge of babbling, they want to interview me and get a close-up of my t-shirt (SHEESH!!!!). I have no idea what I said and I will have to watch the hated Fox News to see if I didn’t end up on the cutting room floor. Then finally, the motorcycle cops come flying by, then black cars, and we begin yelling and waving, then finally, first one beast, then another and FINALLY, there he is…..waving back at us. We were on the right side of the street and I saw his face and his hand waving!!!!!!! And then, like a flash – he was gone.
    I’m depleted, but happy, oh so very happy.

    • 10 Judith Fardig
      May 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Wow – do you have a picture of yourself with your soon-to-be-famous t-shirt?

      • 11 GGail
        May 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        Yes, as soon as my friend downloads his pics, I’ll send it to Chipsticks (or find a way to post it here (fat chance) LOL!

    • 12 Pamela
      May 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      A.W.E.S.O.M.E! How totally awesome! Goodnight from Seattle, Yes.We.Can! 🙂

    • 13 theo67
      May 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Oh – this is fantastic! I feel like I was there. I saw the helicopters fly from the airport over my home, but I couldn’t get myself organized enough to make it over to see the motorcade. How exciting! Thank you so much for coming back to report.

      • 14 Liberal Librarian
        May 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

        At my phonebank we saw AF1 and then Marine 1 fly over.

        • 15 theo67
          May 11, 2012 at 1:12 am

          Nice reward for phone-banking. I hope you all waved? I always get a kick out of hearing people say they waved at the motorcade, and President Obama was inside, waving back. How sweet!

    • 16 desertflower
      May 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Wonderful news, GGail 🙂 He waved!

    • 18 globalcitizenlinda
      May 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

      thanks a lot for your update!!! I was waiting for it before I go to bed.

      I am so excited for you and thanks for sharing

    • 19 collegekay
      May 11, 2012 at 12:01 am

      I’m thrilled for you! 😀

    • 20 sherijr
      May 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

      oh GGail what a day you’ve had.. Huge Congratulations and I’m glad you got to see him.. and wow a star is born toboot 🙂

    • 21 a4alice
      May 11, 2012 at 12:24 am

      oh what a thrill GGail! That’s funny about the reporters waiting so long to talk to you! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

    • 22 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

      Woooooooooooooooot! Awesome! Thanks for sharing, GGail. 😀

    • 23 Dudette
      May 11, 2012 at 1:30 am

      Way Cool, GG! I can feel you tingling through my computer screen. Your story, and Pamela’s in the previous post, have warmed my heart so much tonight. I’m so happy for you both. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! (((hugs))) :mrgreen:

    • 24 jackiegrumbacher
      May 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

      GGail, thank you. It sounds wonderful and I’m sure you did fine on TV. The main thing is he waved at YOU and you can hang on to that for the rest of your life. Lucky lady.

  7. 25 isonprize
    May 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    GGail!!! VERY COOL!!!! I feel like I was right there beside you… YAY, GGail!!

  8. May 11, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Democrats adjourned the Senate Thursday visibly frustrated after they were unable to move forward with both legislation reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank and legislation extending the current interest rate on student loans.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/226829-senate-adjourns-with-no-deal-on-student-loans-ex-im

    Because of the tea party, the Senate does not work anymore! Its broke!

  9. 27 Ceb
    May 11, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Wonder why West Wing Week has no mention of PBO’s statement in support of marriage equality?

    • 28 globalcitizenlinda
      May 11, 2012 at 4:23 am

      noticed that omission and also the rallies at OSU and UV. This made me think that it is because events that are termed “political” or party-affliated are probably not highlighted on the official White House website. it probably could be because of some campaign-related laws which would demand the separation of the political from offical duties. notice thath there is often a difference between infromation on the White House and campaign websites the

  10. 31 sherijr
    May 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

    what a fun west wing week.. he’s such a funny guy. When doesn’t he use humor? Its the greatest connector, and it shows how at ease he is with all of us, and how comfortable he is with himself.

  11. 32 GGail
    May 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Now I now how those people feel. Those people we’ve watched here on video’s who are so excited to see the President ever so fleetingly go past you. Your mind replays it over and over and you get a catch in your breath. I hope I can get some sleep tonight because I’m due at the OFA hdqtrs tomorrow to meet with the OFA National Director along with a group of other OFA volunteers. I….must….focus!

    Good night TOD family and thanks for letting me share my joy with you 🙂

    • 35 CEB
      May 11, 2012 at 6:38 am

      I feel a bit like a voyeur watching such an intimate thing between the two of them, but I can’t help my self. I have to watch every time it is posted somewhere. A long-married couple that still has heat between them is awesome. For some reason it makes me happy that they are happy.

    • 36 utaustinliberal
      May 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

      Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  12. 37 kasai
    May 11, 2012 at 12:20 am

    LOL Everyone is in search of Obama In STudio City….I love this lady made a whole production of it….hehehe How cute is that?…even if it just the chopper:-)

  13. May 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

    PBO’s remarks at Clooney’s fundraiser:

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Good to see you, L.A.!

    (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody.

    (Applause.) Please everybody have a seat. What a extraordinary evening. It is wonderful to be with all of you.

    A couple of people I want to acknowledge — first of all, your outstanding Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in the house. (Applause.) Where’s Antonio? Right here. Also the Congressman of this district, somebody who knows foreign policy as well as anybody in Congress and who has just shown extraordinary leadership on so many issues — Congressman Howard Berman is here. (Applause.)

    I want to thank Jeffery not just for this evening but for his tenacious support and advocacy since we started back in 2007. He has just been consistently been there for me through thick and through thin. Sometimes the 2008 campaign gets romanticized and everybody says how perfect it was and I have to remind them, no, I was there.

    (Laughter.) And the only person I don’t have to remind is Jeffery, because he was there through all the ups and downs. And occasionally he would call and say, Barack, I don’t think things are working the way they’re supposed to. (Laughter.) But no matter where we were and what phase we were in, in that campaign, he stuck with us. And over the last three and a half years he’s remained just an extraordinary friend.

    So, Jeffery, thank you for everything you’ve done. (Applause.)

    And then I want to thank Clooney for letting us use his basketball court. (Laughter.) This guy has been talking smack about his basketball game — (laughter) — ever since I’ve known him. And we’ve actually known each other a while. It was wonderful, walking through the house, and the famous “Hope” poster from the 2008 campaign — people don’t realize that the photograph of me is actually me sitting next to George. Because George had come into D.C. to advocate on behalf of Darfur and to make sure that we were doing the right thing for so many people who were going through such horrific events, and we struck up a friendship. And this is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture. (Laughter and

    applause.) Never happened before. (Laughter.) Never happened before, will never happen again. (Laughter.)

    But the wonderful thing is the artist actually sent George — some of you have seen this — a print with my picture and his picture right next to each other with the same — in the same format. Why he said at the bottom, “Dope and Hope” I don’t know. (Laughter.) I don’t think that’s fair. That’s not fair. That’s not right. It ain’t right. (Laughter.)

    But, look, I cannot take credit for this. Jeffery can take some credit. But let’s face it, we raised a lot of money because everybody loves George. (Laughter.) They like me; they love him. (Laughter.) And rightfully so. Not only is he an unbelievable actor, but he is one of those rare individuals who is at ease with everybody, seems to just occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of stuff that’s really important. And he takes time to actually figure out the facts and the issues. (Applause.) And so we couldn’t be prouder of George. Thank you. (Applause.) And I couldn’t be prouder of him as a friend.

    I see a lot of familiar faces in the audience, and I’m going to be joining each of you at your table, so I’m not going to take a long time to talk up here.

    As Jeffery said, we’ve gone through three and a half extraordinary years — as tough as anything that we’ve experienced in our lifetimes.

    It turns out, though, the American people are tougher. So, yes, we lost almost 8 million jobs during the crisis in 2007-2008, 4 million before I took office, 800,000 the day I was sworn in — or the month that I was sworn in. The auto industry was brought to its knees; the banking system locked up — even as we were still in the midst of two wars and extraordinary terrorist threats from abroad.

    And yet despite all this, the American people are pulling through.

    And one of the great privileges of being President is you travel around the country and every day there’s an affirmation of how decent and how strong and how caring the American people are. They’re not always paying attention to the babble in Washington. They don’t have the time to read big briefing books on the latest ideas for Medicare reform. But they have good instincts about what’s right and what’s true. And it’s those instincts and it’s that resilience that really has enabled this country to weather an extraordinary storm.

    And I’ve had the great privilege of seeing people in communities all across the country pull together, keep businesses open so that they don’t have to lay off their employees, folks who are out of work supporting each other in places of worship and in community centers, raising their kids, making sure that they’re getting off to a good start.

    And as a consequence, we’re now at a place where we’ve created 4 million jobs in the last two years, 800,000 in the last six months — or few months alone — almost a million, actually, in the last six months. GM is the number-one automaker in the world and, not only that, but they’re actually making good cars (applause) — that people are buying. The banking system has worked through a lot of these issues and slowly things are coming back.

    But as Jeffery said, we still have so much work to do. There’s still so many people out there who are hurting, too many folks who are looking for work, too many people whose homes are underwater, too many communities that aren’t sure about the future, that are anxious — even if they’re doing okay, they’re anxious about whether the future is going to be better for their kids and for their grandkids.

    And so I always remind people that in 2008, I did not just run to get back to where we were in 2007. The crisis in a lot of ways was a manifestation of what had been going on for a decade or more — a sense in which a few of us were doing really well but that that fundamental American promise that if you worked hard, no matter what you looked like, where you came from, what your last name was, who you loved, that you could make it if you tried; that everybody had a fair shot and everybody did their fair share and everybody played by the same rules. Those basic values had been dissipating for a decade or more.

    And so that’s the reason why over the last three and a half years, even as we’ve managed crisis, even as we’ve ended a war and are in the process of ending another one, even as we went after al Qaeda and have decimated the ranks of their leadership, even as we got the auto industry back to a place where it can now compete internationally, and we unlocked the financial system so that businesses and families could get financing again — even as we did all those things, we kept our eye on the basic promise of our 2008 campaign.

    That’s why we worked on health care reform — not because it was popular, but because it was right. And as a consequence, 30 million people will have health insurance that didn’t have it before.

    (Applause.) That’s why we did Wall Street reform — not because it was easy or popular, but because it was right, because we can’t have a system in which the recklessness of a few can can bring down an entire economy.

    That’s why we have taken on education, sometimes offending folks in our own party because the status quo of some communities where half the kids are dropping out and only one out of ten are reading at grade level — we can’t compete doing that.

    That’s why we’ve doubled clean energy. That’s why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. That’s why we’ve invested in science and research. That’s why projects all across the country have been built putting construction workers back to work. All of this has been in pursuit of the goal that we originally talked about in 2008, and that was creating an America where everybody had a shot; where we create a platform where if you are willing to work hard, you can make it.

    And that requires us to do things together. And we’re not finished.

    We’ve got a lot more work. And as we look forward towards this next campaign, the choice between the path that I’ve set for this country and that of my opponent could not be starker, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. And I won’t run through the differences in all the issues.

    What it comes down to is they have a different vision about how America works.

    See, I think we work best when we’re all in it together, when we’ve all got a stake in each other. (Applause.) And I’ve said this before

    — I believe that — Malia and Sasha are the most magical girls in the world. I don’t worry about them. But I think their lives will be better if every child in America has opportunity and a good education and can go to college without worrying about being loaded up with tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt. That will be a stronger America for them.

    And Michelle and I — people have commented on the fact that I’ve got gray hair now. There was a blog post about look how wrinkly Obama is getting. (Laughter.) It was sort of distressing. (Laughter.) George doesn’t have to go through these things. (Laughter.)

    MR. CLOONEY: Look at me!

    THE PRESIDENT: I like that in you, brother. (Laughter.)

    But Michelle and I will be okay after this is all done. But our lives are better if, when I’m walking down the street and I see some elderly couple holding hands and they’re walking through a park, I know, you know what, they’ve got Medicare that they can count on, and they’ve got Social Security that they can count on. They’re going to be able to pay the bills and enjoy their retirement.

    I remind people when folks talk about the free market, you won’t find a bigger advocate for the free market than me, but I also understand the free market works when we’ve got rules so that folks who are engaging in fair dealing and providing good products and good customer service, that they’re not being undercut by folks who are cutting corners and cheating and bilking consumers.

    And I’m reminded — I just came from Seattle — I told a roomful of folks, some of whom work for Microsoft, Bill Gates is a genius, Steve Jobs is a genius, Mark Zuckerberg, amazing what they’ve accomplished.

    But the Internet doesn’t exist unless all of us together make an investment in something called DARPA that helped develop the Internet.

    That was a common enterprise that created this platform for success– for everybody.

    The other side has got a different view. Their attitude is you’re on your own. If you’re a kid born in a poor neighborhood in LA, tough luck, you’re on your own. If you’re a senior citizen who, because of bad luck, got laid off, or the company ended up dissolving without your pension being vested, tough luck. You didn’t plan well enough.

    That’s not the America I believe in. That’s not the America you believe in.

    And obviously yesterday we made some news, but — (applause) — but the truth is it was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be. It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and gives everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly, and is that going to make us stronger? Are we welcoming to immigrants? Are we welcoming to people who aren’t like us? Does that make us stronger? I believe it does.

    And so that’s what’s at stake. Now, I will just close by saying that this is going to be harder than it was the last time. This is going to be harder than it was the last time — not only because I’m older and grayer and your “Hope” posters are dog-eared — (laughter) — 2008 in some ways was lightening in a bottle. That’s not going to be replicated. And we shouldn’t expect it to — I’ve been President for three and a half years. But part of the reason it’s going to be harder is because folks are still hurting out there and those frustrations with Washington and the nonsense they see on the news is making them more cynical than they were in 2008. So we’re going to have to fight against cynicism and a belief that maybe things can’t happen and maybe the game is rigged, what’s the point. That’s what we’re going to be fighting against this time.

    And that means we’re going to have to work harder. That means we’re going to have to be more determined. That means that that passion that we brought to bear in 2008 is going to have to express itself maybe not in such flashy form, it’s going to have to be steady, but we’re going to have to keep those fires burning all the way through November and beyond. Because I’m not interested in just winning the election; I’m also interested in making sure that we can finish what we started in 2008. We’ve still got a lot of work to do. (Applause.)

    So bottom line is I still believe in the American people, and I still believe in you. And I hope you still believe in me. (Applause.) Because I’m as determined as I’ve ever been to make sure that this country stays on the right path — we’re moving forward; we’re not going backwards.

    Thank you, everybody. (Applause.)

    • May 11, 2012 at 1:47 am

      Thanks BWD! and Thank You Mr President!

    • 43 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 11, 2012 at 1:50 am

      Thank you, BWD.

      This statement …

      “Because I’m not interested in just winning the election; I’m also interested in making sure that we can finish what we started in 2008. We’ve still got a lot of work to do. (Applause.)”

      Deserves not just applause but massive dedication to the future of the Republic.

      He means it.

      We the People … need to not only ‘mean it’ but ACCOMPLISH IT. That is our duty as citizens in the greatest democratic Republic in history.

      #AmericaThisIsNotATest

      #PRESSON

    • 45 0388jojothecat
      May 11, 2012 at 1:58 am

      Thank you BWD for transcribing the fundraiser for PBO. I don’t know what we would do without you and our beloved Chipsticks because you two are tireless supportors of our president by doing what the msm refuses to do…..letting us know daily what a great man we have at the helm of this great country. Thank you.

      • 46 anniebella
        May 11, 2012 at 3:39 am

        0388jojothecat, you are so right, we do have a good man as our President. Not a perfect man, he will tell you, but a man who is trying to do the right thing for all Americans, not just the ones at the top. When I saw the Ed show this evening and I saw the things the Republicans wanted to cut from the budget the pass, I said to myself what the hell is wrong with these people, cut meals on wheels for the elderly, programs for kids, food stamps, things such as that, but they won’t ask the rich to pay a dime more to help pay for a jobs bill, or they won’t stop the subsides to the big oil companies, but they have no problem sticking it to the poor and middle class. What kind of heart does these Republicans have? That Bible that conservatives loves to talk about says nothing about take from the poor and give to the rich. But that’s just the Republicans motto. But we have a President , who want to give everyone a fair chance to reach that American Dream, the ones at the bottom and the middle, any one who is willing to work for it. This President would rather help the family without a home, then the family with four or five homes. Or help the family just trying to hold onto the one home they do have. I just hope we are ready to fight to re-elect this President. Even though I don’t agree with everything he does, he still is a good darn President.

    • 48 theo67
      May 11, 2012 at 2:33 am

      I loved reading his words. Thanks, BWD!

    • 49 amk for obama
      May 11, 2012 at 3:34 am

      lmao @ And this is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture.

    • 50 CEB
      May 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Thanks so much for this BWD. Two things that I found rather interesting were his comments about Jeffery Katzenberg (?) sticking through thick and thin from the first election through this current time (take that Matt damon and other fair-weather friends) and that George took the time to understand the facts and figures of issues (probably his father’s influende-he is a former journalist) unlike so many drive-by celebrities when it comes to various issues. Charities head-hunt for celebrities to publicly espouse their causes and they are paid for it. another thing that I like is PBO’s consistent messaging; no matter the group, he says the same things because these are things that he actually believes.

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      May 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

      BWD, thank you for this. It’s a perfect speech, inspiring and yet completely real like Barack Obama himself.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Thank you so much BWD for posting this! I hope Chips posts a portion of it on the “Rise & Shine” thread 🙂

    • May 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Magnificent speech. He really puts his heart and soul out there, lays it all on the line.

  14. 54 theo67
    May 11, 2012 at 3:20 am

    I can’t believe the President arrived at the fundraiser at 10pm EST, and was going to go table to table for four hours greeting guests. He really is an energizer bunny!

    • 55 globalcitizenlinda
      May 11, 2012 at 4:46 am

      wow, greeting people for four hours!!!! and this greeting coming after PBO had been to other multiple events during the day and in another state!!! no wonder these fundraising events are not adored by many!

    • 56 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Theo, I was thinking exactly the same thing as I read the transcript above – where does he get the energy to do this?!?!? To operate on Eastern time AND Pacific time and be fully present and coherent – even have time for jokes. It’s mind-boggling to say the least!

  15. 57 Michele
    May 11, 2012 at 5:53 am

    What’s so great about the Clooney fundraiser is we the regular folk raised $17,000,000 dollars trying to get our ticket to the event.. I can’t wait to hear from the two ladies who actullay won the golden ticket…

  16. 58 proudmemberofglobalzero
    May 11, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Have a great day everyone. Off to work now but I want to leave this little hint for Chips:

    Remember Friday’s Good:

  17. 59 amk for obama
    May 11, 2012 at 7:05 am

    So Obama fundraisers have become sorta public events but mittbot fundraisers are secretive behind the doors no media affairs.

    • May 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Robney always, don’t look at me ever, look at him.
      He is like a Child and really, really does not want the Public to ask him any questions, or the Public to get to know Him!

      • 61 hopefruit2
        May 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

        Well, in Nov the public will simple fill in the bubble for the candidate that they already know.

  18. May 11, 2012 at 7:17 am

    In an exclusive backyard soiree at George Clooney’s house in Studio City, President Obama headlined a star-studded fundraiser Thursday night that pumped nearly $15 million into his reelection effort, believed to be the largest one-night campaign haul ever.

    The dinner party took place one day after Obama announced his support for gay marriage, a popular issue with the Hollywood crowd and one that he highlighted.

    http://www.latimes.com/topic/entertainment/movies/george-clooney-PECLB001030.topic

    • 63 globalcitizenlinda
      May 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

      why are most news outlets trying so hard to link PBO’s announcement on LBGT to the Clooney fundraiser?

      it seems as though these people are trying to assign an ulterior motive to the announcement

      • May 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

        Money! Chuck Toad immediately Tweeted after Bidens announcement on Sunday- will the Gay community finally Stop donating? Uh huh, uh huh!

  19. 65 dotster3
    May 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Here’s an account of the Clooney affair. Entertaining comments from PBO. I learned something—–did you know that the famous HOPE poster photo was taken from an Obama/Clooney pic? Obama quipped that it was the only time Clooney had ever been a casualty of photoshopping. Other funny comments about how he’s getting all old and wrinkly:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-0511-obama-clooney-20120511,0,1962595.story

  20. May 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

    ScarBum is hateful an insufferable this Morning.
    Trying desperately to throw cold water on his announcement.
    He just will never give Him any credit, Ever.
    Stay classy Joe, stay classy!

    • 69 Ladyhawke
      May 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

      No matter what President Obama does, Joe Scarborough and his ilk will never give him credit. President Obama is such a remarkable human being, he makes that crowd feel inadequate. They will never admit it out loud, but in their heart of hearts they are intimidated by his brilliance and compassion. He makes his critics look small and they know it.

      I don’t know what vile things Joe is saying this morning, but it is interesting that I thought I saw a post before President Obama’s announcement where Joe was saying when is he going to be as courageous as Dick Cheney. Imagine that? Naturally, now that President Obama has made his announcement the feeding frenzy is about how it may hurt him politically, why he did it now, was it just for fundraising, was it a setup, on and on. It never ends. The right wing always has their criticism ready no matter which position President Obama takes on any issue. The toxic political discourse is really disgusting. It’s depressing that this culture of viciousness is now the norm thanks to the deranged and unhinged Republican Party. (end rant)

    • 71 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 8:10 am

      The more angry ScarBum is in the morning, the more reassured I feel that PBO has done something GREAT. 🙂

      • May 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

        Oh, they are quoting the fact that Robney has a 2 point lead on the Economy.
        You know what? That is not enough for him to win the election, because the President kills Him in all the other areas, which mean Votes.
        Even though the Beltway Media will not tell you, the Economy may be the most important issue, but it ain’t the only one.
        And USA/Today Gallup? Please!

  21. 73 vcprezofan2
    May 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Happy Friday Morning Chips & TODville! 😆

    I have to add that something is fishy around here. How come when *I* make a concerted effort to sign in before going off to work I don’t get to be FIRST? Wonder if I can get the DOJ to investigate this discrepancy for me?

    Have a FANTASTIC Friday, TODobots, and don’t let the integrity-challenged newstainers get to you! There must be something to the saying ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’

    BTW, Japa where are you? I haven’t seen you in any of my doctor’s visits to the home place? Sre hope all is well in your corner. You’re probably just rushing in and out like moi.

  22. 74 utaustinliberal
    May 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Joe Scarborough is mad people. He’s maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. Chris Matthews is making him look like the FOOL everyone knows he is. He’s getting red in the face. It’s hilarious when Chris is on Morning Joe. Joe always tries to out talk and out shout Chris and out bully Chris like he does to Mika. He doesn’t realize that Chris loooooooooooooooves to talk. Chris can out shout him and doesn’t take kindly to loud mouths. Chris is making him mad as hell by asking simple questions that expose Joe’s disdain and hate of unions and the middleclass. He keeps saying he cares for the middleclass. That’s all he thinks about and Chris just shuts him down BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! with point after point that shows he’s a LIAR. His face got soooooo red and then he couldn’t say anything. Hahahahahaha.

    • 75 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

      HA! Serves him right. I love to see bullies get knocked down a peg or two.

    • May 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

      And then they got to a break, where stuff is said off Camera, and out pops a Poll when we return, to shift Focus. Yup yup!

      • 77 Linda
        May 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

        Dang…I missed it…..

        I turned it off when they put up the screen and all I saw was 6 white men yapping. Joe had yesterday off to attend a meeting on how to downplay the President’s announcement.

    • 78 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Get your cellphones out folks, I wanna know “Is Joe ScarBum a bully?” Text “A” for yes, “B” for no. #EdShowQuestions

  23. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    May 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

    GM Chips and TOD

    Happy Friday!

    GGail congrats on being there when the motorcade came by. What a thrill for YOU!! I missed everything last night because I attended the “Unity Rally in Support of President Obama” in my county last night for Dems. All of the Democratic MD Congressional team was there and needless to say MD is FIRED UP for President Obama.

    Today my daughter-in-law graduates from Law School. It’s a proud day in the donnadem house. Her family is flying in from Kansas so hosting a graduation party for her tomorrow I’ll be a tad bit busy the next couple of days.

    I love my Prez and couldn’t be more proud of his courageous decision this week.

    I’m only $160.00 from my goal so if you can donate or share my link on twitter, facebook or with family & friends it would be greatly appreciated.

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3

    Have a great productive O’Day Everyone!!

    • 80 collegekay
      May 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Congrats to her!

    • 81 amk for obama
      May 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Congrats to your DIL, donna. A graduation day is a proud moment for everyone in the family.

    • May 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Good morning, DonnaD! Having a lawyer in the family will be a bonus! I heard about your event on twitter and it sounds like a huge success. Glad you were in the mix.

      Have a great weekend and congrats to your family.

  24. 83 amk for obama
    May 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

    TOD’ers. Has anyone has a linky to totally unbiased electoral map site that shows surefire blue states for Obama ? I want to know where we start off from.

  25. 86 hopefruit2
    May 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Lovely feel-good article!

    HEADLINE: Teacher’s ‘freakishly fantastic’ moment: introducing Obama

    // When the call came, Suzanne Black, a public schoolteacher, at first didn’t believe it: Would she be willing to introduce the president at the Paramount Theatre? “When I told my husband, he was like, ‘The president of what? You mean, THE president?’ ” Black said.
    The president indeed, and for Black, it was a chance not only to welcome Obama to Seattle, but personally thank the man who put her life back on track. //

    Read more here…
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018184733_black11m.html#.T60ANtD0ehs.twitter

  26. 87 amk for obama
    May 11, 2012 at 8:34 am

  27. 88 amk for obama
    May 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

  28. 89 amk for obama
    May 11, 2012 at 8:39 am

  29. May 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I notice things like this: when Today Show was reporting on the John Edwards trial, the photo they showed was of Edwards and Obama standing side by side. Isn’t that something? The only photo they could find of Edwards to flash on their screens was one of him with Obama. (Must have had to spend some extra search time to come up with just the one they wanted) (manipulative and disgusting)

    • 92 hopefruit2
      May 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Thanks dotster, glad you posted this here. It’s good that whenever we see clear evidence of MSM manipulation – we need to expose them or call them out IMMEDIATELY. I’m going to tweet them about it now.

  30. 93 hopefruit2
    May 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

  31. 96 desertflower
    May 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Morning! BWD, thanks so much for posting the transcript of the fundraiser last night…what a magical evening that must have been:)
    I came across this Scott Walker info this morning

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/newly-released-video-shows-walkers-divide-and-conquer-strategy-against-labor.php?ref=fpa

    This guy needs to pay dearly and pay a shit ton for this…he’s such a liar and the people of WI need to finish what they started! This guy needs to go before he ruins that state! Can someone pass this along? Thanks.

  32. 97 Linda
    May 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Today Morning Junk said he thinks Scott Walker will win the recall because he admitted he made mistakes and has corrected himself.

    I guess Junk forgot that Walker just repealed the Fair Pay Act two weeks ago.

    Junk is an embarrassment .

  33. May 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  34. May 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

    This morning over on NBC they are awful curious why the Wapo story about Mitt came out around the same time the President, and VP came out with there positions on marriage equality . Hmmm, Was NBC wondering the same thing when an old girlfriend of PBO’s came out with a book just before the President started his official campaign? Speculate away NBC; this is the GE Baby and we aint playing pattty cakes.

  35. 100 desertflower
    May 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

    From ThinkProgress:

    More high school classmates of Mitt Romney have come forward in the wake of a blockbuster Washington Post story on his bullying of a presumed gay classmate, with one telling ABC News that Romney engaged in “bullying supreme”, and saying that he witnessed one event that could be considered “assault and battery.” He described Romney and his friends as a “pack of dogs” who targeted other victims.

    • May 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Heh, I wonder what the sentiment is over on CBS? On NBC they’re playing the sympathy card for Mittens. Are they ready to leave eight year olds and seventeen year olds out of the campaign? I will, if they will.

  36. 103 desertflower
    May 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Sorry for the DK….but Mitt is lying about PBO’s job creation numbers…now saying that the reason it looks like it does is because people are so fed up they’re not looking for work. What a lying POS!

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/10/1090127/-Mitt-Romney-flat-out-lies-about-President-Obama-s-job-creation-record


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