Comforter-in-Chief … and more

President Obama comforts family members of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during the National Peace Officers Memorial on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 15




President Obama poses with a souvenir jersey as he is flanked by members of the LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer’s Championship team, at the White House


First Lady Michelle Obama smiles at David Beckham during a ‘Let’s Move’ soccer event with players from the Los Angeles Galaxy






215 Responses to “Comforter-in-Chief … and more”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm


  2. 8 lisalovesobama
    May 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm


  3. 9 theo67
    May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I am in the top 10!

  4. 10 anniebella
    May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    In one of the pictures I see that bastard Boehner. Double Yuck.

  5. 12 TrumpDog
    May 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Oh damn. Becham is hella sexy. Not as sexy as my president
    but DAMN

  6. 13 snowbird42
    May 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I love Stepanie Cutter
    Stephanie Cutter ‏ @stefcutter
    Tampa Bay Times:“Under Romney’s Bain Capital, Dade Behring received millions in tax breaks before it laid off hundreds”

    And the same crummy poll sail Romney leads with women…. garbage!!

  7. 14 yardarm756
    May 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Where’s Tally? 😆 😆

    • 24 snowbird42
      May 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Oh my I love this photo.

    • 26 anniebella
      May 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      FLOTUS looks lovely today. Who’s that guy in the picture with FLOTUS? You can cut that guy out of the picture. I’m not a soccer fan. 🙂

      • 27 nathkatun7
        May 16, 2012 at 12:56 am

        Anniebella, you really don’t know what you are missing! I played soccer in college, I think it’s the most exciting sport. Besides, It’s the most universal! I am so glad the U.S. finally joined the rest of the world. That guy in the picture with our lovely First Lady is one of the best soccer players in the world. Soccer players are some of the most physically fit Athletes. It’s no wonder that FLOTUS, our champion of health and fitness, is delighted to host the LA Glaxy Champions. Open your mind and live a little and try enjoying some Soccer. You will not regret it.

  8. 28 nintendowii10
    May 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Like I posted in the previous thread, Mitt must have told his handlers in the media to kiss his ass. It’s nothing BUT kiss Mitt’s Ass on every network.

    The thing is Mitt has NO grassroots organization. You don’t see signs or bumper stickers for Mitt. All it looks like he is capable of doing is buying ads.

    On the flip side, team Obama is hitting Mitt hard with the Bain stuff, and the right are whining. But they should be complaining to Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, they are the ones who began the Bain Bombshell back in February. Add that in with the Bush endorsement of Romney, and Romney’s ship will sink fast, and the media will have to accept it.

  9. 33 Bill R.
    May 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    PBO doomed in MSM “toss-up state” New Hampshire by gay marriage -just out- up by 12: Obama leads Romney 53-41 in New Hampshire. Big change compared to last July when we had Romney up 2 there: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/05/obama-up-big-in-new-hampshire.html

  10. May 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    If there’s any lingering doubt about whether rapper Jay-Z is an Obama supporter, as he was in 2008, the hip-hop megastar dispelled it today.

    In an interview with CNN, Jay-Z said President Obama is a better choice for the country than Mitt Romney “by leaps and bounds.”

    The rapper praised Obama’s recent support for same-sex marriage, saying the issue “is still holding the country back.”

    “You can chose to love whoever you love; that’s your business,” Jay-Z, 42, said. “It’s no different than discrimination against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”


  11. 42 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  12. May 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    My Lord! Wolfe starts out with that Poll, and then says is it time fit Democrats to panic?
    He will ask DWS just that, in a few.
    I hope DWS puts him in his place.
    Ny Times certainly got the attention the so desired! Check!

    • 46 nintendowii10
      May 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      My anger for the media is justified. They’ve all been instructed to Kiss Mitt’s Ass and play up the Doom and Gloom for Obama drama.

    • 48 Linda
      May 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I don’t know how you can watch that stuff….

    • 49 anniebella
      May 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      jovie141, it is going to be so sweet when November 6th President Obama is re-elected and the sorry ass media will be trying to explain how and why. When Romney was trailing did you ever hear Wolf say that the Republicans should panic? It is May, and hell no the Dems shouldn’t panic. I can’t take these people like Wolf, that is why I refuse to watch them.

      • 50 anniebella
        May 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

        I am going to back away from all of the media, pundits, political shows. I need a break.

    • 51 theo67
      May 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      As soon as Romney stated that Wolfe was one of the only fair media where he was concerned, I vowed not to watch Wolfe anymore. Immediately after that, Wolfe insulted Hilary Rosen on his show. Anything Wolfe says from this point forward has no shred of credibility.

  13. 52 nintendowii10
    May 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Go Tweety go!

    • 53 Linda
      May 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      He let her get the last word.

    • 54 Bill
      May 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Rep. McMorris Rodgers graduated from Pensacola Christian College, an unaccredited fundamentalist Independant Baptist college in Pensacola, FL. according to Wikipedia. Her education may be lacking, and fundamentalists seem to consider women second class. She is a good mouthpiece for Republicans on women issues.

      • 55 theo67
        May 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        It’s interesting that the GOP are finally letting her speak (even if it’s to stab women in the back). They usually just drag her out to stand next to them at the podium as they speak, to extend the charade that there are women in the GOP who actually have any clout.

  14. 56 Tally
    May 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  15. 57 Bill R.
    May 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    CNN has round table on PBO losing women and young, In NH he’s up +12 (53 Obama -41 Romney) Women Obama up 58-35 with women (Obama +20), 59-29 with young voters (Obama +20) in NH. PPP- “Those groups continue to be big problem for GOP”: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/05/obama-up-big-in-new-hampshire.html

    • 58 anniebella
      May 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Didn’t CNN have a poll which said President lead Romney by 16 with women. Now all of a sudden CNN is having a round table. So the reason the President is losing women votes is why? According to the anti-Obama media.

      • 59 anniebella
        May 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        Women can like Ann Romney, respect her, but it is all about her husband policies,and how he supports all these anti-women policies. The women who are against Planned Parenthood being closed, the women who are against their birth control being taken away, the women who does not support all the laws passed to prevent them from having a abortion, these women who was pissed off with Limbaugh attack on Ms. Fluke, the Blunt Amendment, not passing the violence against women law, all these things and more are the Republicans policies and Romney supports these policies. So women have a President who stands up for them, who fight for them, and they are leaving that President for what.

      • 60 Bill R.
        May 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

        Because CNN beltwayboyz are a pack of weasels, slightly more corrupted than the average MSM.

  16. May 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed seven al Qaeda militants and eight civilians in the southern part of Yemen on Tuesday, three Yemeni security officials said.

    It was the latest of several U.S. strikes in Yemen, which is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, described by U.S. officials as the al Qaeda affiliate that poses the most serious threat to the United States.

    At least seven civilians were injured in the Tuesday strikes, the officials said.

    Across Yemen, at least 35 people were killed, including 24 militants, officials said.

    The United States has increased the pace of airstrikes in Yemen in the last few years. At least 24 of 31 such strikes conducted since 2002 have happened in the last two years, according to the Long War Journal, which analyzes how the U.S. conducts its fight against terrorism.

    According to the security officials, one of Tuesday’s strikes targeted a militant hideout in Jaar district, a militant stronghold. Another strike targeted a home believed to be harboring militants in the same district.

    Three senior al Qaeda leaders were among those killed, the officials said.


  17. May 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Poll: Voters think Obama will win
    By BYRON TAU | 5/15/12 3:02 PM EDT
    A new survey shows that a clear majority of Americans believe that President Obama will win reelection — even if many would prefer he didn’t.

    A Gallup survey released Tuesday shows that 56 percent of voters believe Obama will win, versus just 36 percent who believe Romney will win. That includes 58 percent of independents, and 81 percent of Democrats.

    Gallup’s head-to-head voter matchup shows Romney and Obama essentially tied, so it’s unclear why voters give Obama a 20-point advantage over Romney. Gallup reports that a similar preference vs. expected win gap showed up in 2004, when voters expected George W. Bush to be reelected by a 10-point margin even as the electorate split evenly on whether he deserved it.

    But CNN CNN…

    • May 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Therein lies the problem. PBO’s supporters are enthusiastic, confident, and most importantly, we actually like our candidate. MSM is all about narrowing the enthusiasm gap btwn the dems and the reps. Good luck polishing the POS, known as MItt Romney MSM.

  18. 65 Linda
    May 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

    Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic institution in Ohio, has decided to drop its entire student health insurance plan as of the fall semester 2012 because of the new federal rule requiring contraception coverage under most employee and student health policies. While a number of religious colleges have filed lawsuits over the birth control requirement, Franciscan is the first to get rid of its student health plan.

    “The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover ‘women’s health services’ including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),” the school announced on its website. “Up to this time, Franciscan University has specifically excluded these services and products from its student health insurance policy, and we will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”


    How Christian of them.

    • 66 Don
      May 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      No problem, if Franciscan University wants to play that game go ahead. I’m sure they’re receiving some sort of Federal assistance, and if they are maybe the Feds should take that assistance away, we don’t want to pollute Franciscan with icky Federal assistance now do we?

    • 67 Bill R.
      May 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      This particular Catholic university is “owned” by the fundamentalist right in the Roman Catholic Church. Totally devoted to Opus Dei and the Vatican.

    • 68 prettyfoot58
      May 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      the majority of Catholic Women use Birth control…..the majority….why does this farce continue…

  19. 69 jackiegrumbacher
    May 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    That Katherine Archuleta is a fantastic spokesperson. She had me in tears over her story about her daughter. I hope she’s given many chances to speak on behalf of healthcare. She’s so real.

  20. 70 Tally
    May 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Hey everyone – I know I’m shameless, but GO VOTE FOR BECKHAM’S GOAL as GOAL OF THE WEEK:


    😀 😀 😀

    • 71 hopefruit2
      May 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Done! Beckham is in 2nd place with Nguyen in the lead. Let’s hope they switch positions soon.

    • 72 nathkatun7
      May 16, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Done, Tally! I hope more people from TOD go vote. Right now, David Beckham is in second place, trailing Nguyen by about 5%!

  21. May 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  22. 74 carolyn
    May 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    The people on those shows just have to have something to fill the time. They have to stir up controversy because they want viewers. This will happen up and down until October. Everything they say is speculation, not facts. This is their job…..who watches them but a few dedicated people? Of course President Obama hasn’t lost his lead with women in one week….that’s stupid. Now, that these “polls” say he’s down, the next ones will show him SLOWLY climbing to give the same people something to talk about. This is all a seesaw…..let Mittens have his time now…it won’t last.
    I love President Obama’s attitude: “Anyone with the name Barack Obama is the underdog.” That’s how he faces all his races….no overconfidence with him. He and his committee love it when these polls say silly things. Gives them more motivation, and they know we get more motivated too. Imagine what it would be like if the polls all showed him leading like he probably is? We and the entire election committee would take it easy…..there’s none of that.
    Do these far right religious fundamentalists realize that Barak is the name of a respected judge in the Old Testament? I bet they don’t….or if they’ve read it, they’ve denied it. His name has a long and honorable history.

    • May 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Only problem is, right after last election, they had 3 or 4 polls per day! Slowly started showing the GOP with a lead, and then the self fulfilling prophecy set in.
      These polls are manipulating, which is another reason why they do it! Psychology!

  23. May 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  24. May 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  25. 82 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Be sure to read Deaniac’s latest at TPV ….


  26. 83 vitaminlover
    May 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!! 4 MORE YEARS FOR 44!!!!

  27. May 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    James Carville says we all should panic! Here is a Guy that the DCCC goes to for sending out inspiring emails for donations.
    Can you believe that? Inspiring emails from James Carville? I get one, every few weeks…
    But, this is CNN, it instructs their Pundits to assist the GOP, and Carville is a big part of that.
    As for the Emails from Carville, has the DCCC lost it’s collective fucking Mind!

  28. May 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  29. May 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Oil is down to 93 bucks! Down almost 2 bucks Today.

    • May 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Excellent news, thank you Jovie!

      • 96 Liberal Librarian
        May 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Allow me to bitch. WHY is California so different? In the rest of the country gas prices are going down. But here? Up up and up. And that’s always the case. God, it’s annoying.

        • 97 Pamela
          May 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

          It is pissing me off, too, LL.

        • May 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

          And yet try to build public transportation or high speed rail and everybody freaks out.

          • 99 Liberal Librarian
            May 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

            If L.A. had decent public transport we’d ditch one of the cars. As it is, if I were to take the bus to work, it would take me 70 minutes, as opposed to 15 by driving. It’s ridiculous. And I live only 7 miles from work.

            • May 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

              Why does it talk the bus so long to maneuver 7 miles?

            • 102 Pamela
              May 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

              Same here in Seattle, I live 5 miles from work, at present, it can take up to 25 minutes. But from my neighborhood it is a two or three bus transfer, over an hour and a half each way! However, our wonderful governor has given the go ahead on light rail, which is in progress and looking great, but won’t be running until 2016! It will make a huge difference tho!

              • 103 Liberal Librarian
                May 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

                Is Seattle relatively compact? That makes a big difference. L.A. is just a huge glop. I wish we still had the Red Cars from days of yore. They went everywhere. Instead, we ripped them up.

                • May 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

                  Yes, LA has its own special needs and it’s a real car culture. Unfortunately, I don’t think there will ever be a great solution. It’s also unfortunate from a clean air perspective.

                  • 105 Liberal Librarian
                    May 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

                    When I was in slavery to the telecom industry, I worked downtown. First I took the train—Green Line to Blue Line. Took about 45 minutes, and I had to drive to the train station. Then I took a commuter bus; drove to the same train station, but didn’t have to transfer. But pretty much if you want to get anywhere besides downtown, you need a car.

                • 106 Pamela
                  May 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

                  Downtown is, but the burbs are spreading out far and wide. Some folks commute 1.5 hours in their CARS!

        • 107 Tally
          May 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm

          Because THEY HATE US. We in Cali are why they aren’t long for this Earth. We are the future. We are SOLAR, WIND, HYDRO, and hopefully soon, HEMP.

          fuck. them.

          • 108 Liberal Librarian
            May 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

            Hemp for Victory! Hemp would make the perfect biofuel, and it grows like, well, weeds. 😆

            • 109 Tally
              May 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

              YUP. You can’t smoke industrial hemp, and you can’t grow it anywhere near marijuana because the corps cross-pollinate and screw each other up.

              Outlawing HEMP was the target when WR HEARST and the Lumber Lobby went after outlawing pot, so HEMP wouldn’t be grown for paper. Hemp paper is cheaper, takes up less space, grows faster, and grows damned near anywhere!

        • 110 nathkatun7
          May 16, 2012 at 1:22 am

          I know exactly what you mean LL! It’s so annoying how the oil companies take advantage of the fact that Californians are so reliant on their autos. May be the Oil companies are trying to force Californians to buy into increased off shore oil drilling.

    • 111 Pamela
      May 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      We are up to $4.39 a gallon for regular today, not happy.

  30. 112 Liberal Librarian
    May 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Breaking my radio silence.

  31. 113 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    The problem is that the “controversy” seems a bit one-sided…all the time it’s about bad news for PBO. There are so many other controversies that the media could find on the GOP and Willard, yet they seem to get bent out of shape searching far and wide to come up with contradictory polls, silly stories about normal things that PBO did 20-30 years ago, BS about PBO’s family or his cabinet, etc.

    Tells me that this isn’t just controversy, they’re looking to undermine PBO and depress enthusiasm among his supporters with constant anti-Obama memes and distractions.

    • 114 nintendowii10
      May 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      “Tells me that this isn’t just controversy, they’re looking to undermine PBO and depress enthusiasm among his supporters with constant anti-Obama memes and distractions.”

      That is IT! The media KNOWS that Obama has a HUGE grassroots base, and they want the Doom and Gloom to be looped so much, that some of them will say “HE BETRAYED US AND IS A SELLOUT!”

      NOT… THIS… TIME!!!!

      • 115 hopefruit2
        May 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

        I’m going to tweet your quip about the media’s kissing Willard’s arse. Be back soon!

        • 116 Tally
          May 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

          Post that, so I can retweet the hell out of it.

          • 117 hopefruit2
            May 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

            Here it is! And you can add whatever sugar & spice from Princess Pottymouth as you desire 🙂

  32. 118 Don
    May 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    So now some of the Democrats in Wisconsin are complaining that they need money to fight against Walker in the up coming elections, maybe if they would have listened to President Obama when he damn near lost his voice trying to tell the Wisconsin Democrats not to give Walker the keys to the car. They would not have to go out with hat in hand pleading for money.

    I hope the CNN/CBS Poll is true, if we stupid enough to vote Romney into office, we deserve every and anything he sends our way.

    I grew up in the black church, so my perspective is from that view. If there are any black preachers out there telling their congregations to sit this election out because of President Osama’s views on same sex marriage, well then that preacher should be run out of town.

    Why does Elizabeth Hasselbeck always thinks she’s going to trip up President Obama with some silly ass question?

  33. 122 Pamela
    May 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Here is the link again, for my daughter and the dream job! Thank you so much everyone… For making a young woman’s dream (one of many) come true!:
    FB: Denea Buckingham

  34. 141 Liberal Librarian
    May 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

  35. 142 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Chris Matthews is hitting Romney like a two ton truck. He keeps knocking down all the crap defense of Romney from Susan Page and Howard Fineman. Chris does not like Romney; his so called job creation tagline, his character, his sense of entitlement etc.

  36. 146 Bill R.
    May 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Turns out health insurers will lose one trillion $ in revenue if the RW judges on the SCOTUS overturn it. Bad for business..


    • 147 Tally
      May 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      It’s a double edged sword for them….. Health Insurance will morph into boutique coverage, because no one with a functioning brain stem will stay with the commercial/private/FOR PROFIT carriers after the NON-PROFITS come online in 2014, who will offer BETTER PLANS for LESS MONEY because they won’t have $12million CEOs to pay and stocks to sell.

      Those NON-PROFITS will be allowed to merge across state lines to offer larger risk pools, eventually merging nationwide, and *POOF* we have SINGLE PAYER.

      The insurance companies who will lose big if the SCOTUS says it’s unconstitutional to REQUIRE someone to BUY INSURANCE, are all the legit insurance companies who sell AUTO, HOMEOWNERS, FIRE, FLOOD, EQ, etc etc etc…. Because ya see, if you aren’t REQUIRED to carry health insurance while ALIVE, then you shouldn’t be required to carry AUTO IF YOU DRIVE.


  37. 151 Linda
    May 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Athens – In a run on banks associated with recent elections and government economic insolvency, Greek depositors withdrew €700 million ($898 million) from local banks Monday.

    President Karolos Papoulias warned Greek political leaders on Tuesday that banks were in trouble and that withdrawals plus buy orders received by Greek banks for German bonds totalled some 800 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

    In a transcript, Mr. Papoulias said “the strength of banks is very weak right now;” The President cited a conversation he had with Greek Central Bank Governor George Provopoulos.

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/324939#ixzz1uyZguSxq


    • 152 Liberal Librarian
      May 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Um, holy shit? Yeah, I think that’s the appropriate response.

    • 154 theo67
      May 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Why is no-one talking about this on the news, and instead focusing on lying Romney? Isn’t this the kind of world he wants to create – a second great depression where the citizens make a run on the banks to save their last dollars from the greedy few? This is bad news.

  38. 155 criquet
    May 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Interesting perspective on these latest “polls” :

    From a post at Daily Kos:

    “I know we all have a tendency to freak out when a poll comes out showing Romney beating Obama in a head-to-head national matchup. This is certainly the case with the new CBS/ New York Times poll that came out yesterday, showing Romney in the lead by several percentage points.


    Well, you can come down off that ledge because I discovered that at this stage in the 2004 election, Kerry led G.W. Bush by 8 points, 49-41, in a CBS News poll conducted on 5/20-5/23, 2004.

    Moreover, Bush’s job approval/disapproval numbers sat at 41/52, much worse than where Obama’s are now.


    Plus, in the month of May that year, Kerry led in most of the polls, though not by as wide a margin as this one.


  39. May 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  40. May 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Loved James Lipton’s take on Tweet on Willard’s fake laughter—–which he diagnosed as fake—–said there’s no real mirth there, is not genuine.
    Everything about Willard is fakey, not genuine.

  41. 159 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    • 160 theo67
      May 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I’d love it if someone could ask these 40% exactly what policies or facts they’re supporting. I heard one person say on the radio over the weekend that she imagines his record as governor is good – clearly, she hasn’t even bothered to check.

  42. 161 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    This is a BFD!

  43. 162 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    • 165 utaustinliberal
      May 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Hahahahahahahahhaa…..Paulites are mad huh? They really took Ron Paul’s candidacy seriously? There really are suckers born every minute.

      • 166 theo67
        May 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

        I was driving behind a Ron Paul supporter the other day. Cut me off to get in the lane. Then indicated left, turned right. I said, “it figures that is a Ron Paul supporter – no clue”.

  44. 167 Ladyhawke
    May 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Michael Cohen ‏ @speechboy71


    How does one fact check a speech like this – literally every sentence is a lie, exaggeration or misstatement:


  45. 170 Liberal Librarian
    May 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    THIS is pretty interesting:

  46. 171 57andfemale
    May 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm


    Tweet DWS, Steve Israel about the situation in WI. The polls are not looking good (another one today). Walker has been bombarding the airwaves with Koch bros and out of state money for months. Repubs also have a ground game. This recall will be considered a referendum about Democratic support for everything and everyone — well — Democratic. If you can send a few bucks to Barrett, that’s great. But I think the optics of the DNC supporting this recall is immensely important. If you read the diary you will see that those that have been working for this for over a year are demoralized and we cannot afford to let that happen.

    I was born and raised in WI but it’s not about my home state. It’s about how Democrats will be viewed if they let this one slip by.

  47. 172 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  48. 173 vcprezofan2
    May 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Step right up and sign in for your bumper sticker… or for one for your sister/mother/aunt/significant other/..

  49. May 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  50. 180 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Ricky Martin loves his President 🙂 So do we, Mr. Martin, so do we.

  51. 182 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I find Toure irritating.

  52. 189 jacquelineoboomer
    May 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Finally watched part (the non-Ron Christie part – I cannot stand him) of Martin Bashir’s show. Martin is so humorous. He mentioned George W was caught by a reporter while getting onto an elevator, and said W responded – just as the elevator doors closed – with a quick “I support Mitt Romney.” Martin added, “Going down, sir?” Loved it!

  53. 190 desertflower
    May 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm


    CHART: Spending, Taxes, And Deficits Are All Lower Today Than When Obama Took Office

    The fact is that Obama inherited a disaster of a federal budget. Eight years prior, when President George W. Bush took the oath of office, there was a $281 billion surplus. By the time Obama was sworn in, he was facing a $1.2 trillion deficit. Inconvenient though it may be for conservatives (especially those who are running for president), the truth is that spending, taxes and the deficit are all lower today than when President Obama took office.

  54. 196 desertflower
    May 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I seriously laughed out loud! Boner just doesn’t have the tools for his job. Out maneuvered yet again!


    • 197 theo67
      May 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      This is delicious karma for Boehner and their GOP cohorts.

    • 198 Linda
      May 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Oh my goodness…….I would have loved to see Boehner’s face when Sec Geithner said that.

      Sweet .

    • May 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      I just came over here to see if anyone had posted this yet. I don’t want this to be a drive-by post…this is way bigger than people realize. Taking Boehner’s leverage away from him to prevent the Bush tax cuts from expiring is HUGE.

    • 200 nathkatun7
      May 16, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Desertflower, you are incredible in finding some gem stories/news! This piece must be widely shared. Somebody should ask the Orange man what happened to his 98% he claimed to have won in last years debt ceiling negotiations with the President?

  55. May 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    If Chuck Todd isn’t getting paid by the Romney campaign, he is wasting so much effort on his behalf. The report he gave on the Nightly News was the most skewed thing imaginable. Women now prefer Romney, here’s Obama on The View trying to win them back. Here’s the most nebulous cuts from his appearance on the View. I had to spend a lot of time cutting away all the remarkable and endearing moments and just show you these short little tidbits cut off before Obama got to the point of what he was saying. Here’s Romney giving his speech on the economy which he promises to save. Here he is downgrading Obama and his policies. I’m going to let this play for a while. Romney is a businessman and knows how to create jobs.
    It was disgusting.

    • 202 theo67
      May 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Chuck Todd is a fool. I’ve given up on all the traditional shows that were kind of balanced – Nightly news, NPR.

    • 203 anniebella
      May 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      I don’t watch Chuck Todd, or any of that other garbage. That’s the only way I stay sane, I can’t put up with all this anti- Obama B.S. from the media.

    • 204 yardarm756
      May 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Chuckie is the result of a damaged condom! 😦

    • 206 Dudette
      May 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      why so testy, Theo? We see you! 8)

      • 207 theo67
        May 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        Hey Dudette – I’m trying to stop the onslaught of comment notifications. Not working so far…

        • 208 Dudette
          May 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

          Oh, I thought someone came up with a solution for that a while back for the group.
          Wish I could help, I’ve been lucky and not had to deal with that problem.
          On the other hand, I’ve got more than my share of other “issues”. 🙂

          • 209 theo67
            May 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

            I haven’t had the issue since the solution came up last week, but for some reason, it’s not working for me this time. I’ll keep trying.

  56. May 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    flooding my email box aagain. Who is sneaking around here checking the ‘notify me’ box? I don’t get how it can go from unchecked to checked with no action from moi.

  57. 214 donna dem 4 obama
    May 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm


  58. 215 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Chris Rock’s HILARIOUS movie Death At A Funeral – adapted from a French Movie – is on FX right now. It’s Laugh Your Ass Off Funny! It’s as funny as The Hangover. 😀 😀 😀

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