“It felt the same”


Jonathan Capehart article here (and another here)


President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009. The youngster wanted to see if the President’s haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

183 Responses to ““It felt the same””

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I love this photo!

    • 2 Proud Former White House Intern
      June 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Yay! Me I love TOD I’m getting a shirt made. “I love TOD!”

    • 3 vcprezofan2
      June 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Hey PFWHI, no butting! 😯 You just PUSHED right ahead of me!!! I was there FIRST …..for a milli-second!!!
      I keep reminding you that respect is due to the elders and you keep ignoring me. Humpffff!

    • 8 Proud Former White House Intern
      June 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Chips I hope you haven’t forgotten about me.

    • 12 0388jojothecat
      June 7, 2012 at 12:53 am

      It is by far one of the most memorable photos in history of PBO in the Oval office where a child, an african american child can see someone just like him holding the highest office in the land. Whenever an adult says to an african american child, “you can grow up to be whatever you want, even president”, it is no longer just words but a distinct possibility.

  2. 13 vcprezofan2
    June 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Still awake?

    • 14 Proud Former White House Intern
      June 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Hello VC we meet again!

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        June 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        /head in the air/ We meet again indeed! Snif! We can’t help but meet again when you step right over me. Snif! I intend to lodge an official complaint with the TOD Awards Protection Bureau …….as soon as we get one set up! /head lowered so as not to stumble as I step away from the ‘crowd’ – snif! /

    • 22 amk for obama
      June 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      slow coach.

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        June 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm

        No, really pard, believe me I was there first! [As I wrote that, while giggling, I suddenly remembered the Tanya Harding (was that her name?) ice skating debacle years ago. Don’t ask me why it came to mind.] 😆

        • 24 Pamela
          June 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm

          That is kind of a metaphor for what the GOP is trying to do to our President, the whole Tanya Harding thing… IMO.

  3. 25 SueBee
    June 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Best segment EVER!

  4. 26 Cheryllou
    June 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    What a beautiful photo.

  5. 27 pugeretto
    June 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Wow, congrats, Intern blows everyone out again! Night all.

  6. 28 vitaminlover
    June 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Dear Chips, I love the way that you are slinging up these great posts. They are keeping me mentally sharp!

  7. 29 anniebella
    June 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    What’s POTUS schedule tomorrow?

  8. 30 ourmanflint
    June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Late night!! Thanks for the new post Chips. hello TOD. great clip!

  9. 31 Liberal Librarian
    June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Ok, the more that comes out about Willard, the more I think that he’s a sociopath. He has no understanding of other people, nor a regard for them. He’d probably shun his own children if they upset his world in any way.

    • 32 COS
      June 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      I agree LL. He is scary. If he wins the presidency, I am afraid of what he will do because he has no consideration for others.

    • 33 vcprezofan2
      June 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      What are you refering to, LL?

      • 34 Liberal Librarian
        June 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm

        Read and shudder.

        • 35 Tally
          June 7, 2012 at 12:24 am

          This needs to go viral.

        • 36 vcprezofan2
          June 7, 2012 at 12:45 am

          Read. Thanks. Ann is welcome to this guy who really has nothing positive to share with the nation.

        • June 7, 2012 at 7:36 am

          How come things that are illegal for other people are okay for Romney. Isn’t impersonating an officer against the law? Not to mention weird? There is s something not right about his man, which is why he always seems “off” to me. I haven’t agreed with any Republican presidential contenders in my time, but they have all seemed more or less human. Romney seems creepy.

  10. June 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    12:00 PM
    Biden meets with Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen of Finland.
    1:20 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    2:20 PM
    Obama departs Los Angeles, California.
    2:45 PM
    Michelle Obama meets with Obama campaign volunteers from the Manassas area.
    3:20 PM
    Obama arrives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Obama delivers remarks on college affordability.
    5:00 PM
    Obama departs Las Vegas, Nevada via McCarran International Airport.
    5:15 PM
    Michelle Obama attends a campaign fundraiser at a private residence.

  11. 39 joyce
    June 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I pray that God keeps his hands of protection around the first family especially during these times. May He continue to bless them with divine energy and peaceful sleep. Love to all here.

    • 40 Pamela
      June 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      {{{{{{{{{joyce}}}}}}}}}} I pray for that same protection for them, thank you, Joyce!

      • 41 HZ
        June 7, 2012 at 2:28 am

        ((((((((((((((((((( My daily prayers for the same guidance of a sweet, strong, and capable loving protective spirit to surround him at all times))))))))))))

        Thanks Joyce and Pamela.

        Thanks Chips and TOD Family. I love you all very much. HZ

  12. June 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I’m bringing this post over from a previous thread – I guess I caught the tail end of it – because it is really good and really needs to be read and spread around. The Peoples View – Failures From Occupy to Wisconsin: An Inconvenient Truth for the Purist Left


    “The beating that the Left took last night in Wisconsin can’t be sugar-coated. Scott Walker survived his recall election by a good seven point margin, and all but one of the other Republicans did as well.

    From the perspective of the Left media (though I find it a little amusing to see the same Left media outlets that took money from Scott Walker complaining about this), the blame for the loss is being put squarely on the shoulder of Citizens United and Walker’s 8-to-1 money advantage, and there is no doubt that cash coming through the Citizens-United-opened the floodgates is drowning our democracy. Nonetheless, hanging it all on Citizens United ignores a crucial cause for this defacing loss: the ideologue Left themselves…”

    This is an extremely righteous, well thought out, and powerfully expressed rant about the responsibility of the Professional Purity Left for the WI vote. The comments are great too.

  13. June 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    You are ‘killing’ me, Chips. I HAVE to go to bed. No more new postings tonight……PLEASE!!!!!!!! 🙂 G’night all. See you on the flip side.

    Oh, request: I have been searching for the piece Romney wrote for the National Review (Dec. 19, 2008) that LOD did his Rewrite about. Cannot find it. Want to print it. Have a feeling the link (and hard copy) may come in VERY handy the next few months, maybe first with my hubby. 🙂 If anyone can help–thanks! I’ll get it tomorrow morning.

  14. 46 COS
    June 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    A little OT. I just watched my recording of Michelle’s top 10 on Letterman and I have to say that Letterman really likes FLOTUS. He did a great promotion for her book. Does anyone know how the sales are going? I have my copy. 🙂

  15. 50 carla4obama
    June 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Hi TOD family…This will be my last word on Wisconsin, they I will let it go.
    Yes the money that was poured into that state to save Walker was huge, but Wisconsin voters knew that money was coming in from pepole like the Koch brothers, they knew what Walker had done and what his plans are….they still voted for him. My question to anyone out there from Wiscosin…WHY? Perhaps they are happy with Walker, they voted for him again. The money issue makes me sick. Everytime I get a donation request from OFA I put in 15-25 dollars and, like I told my husband last night…I need that money to buy me new shoes, but I want so much to help. Finally last night I couldn’t take it…I cried. My puny contributions are nothing compared to these billionaires, and what about all the mega rich Obama supporters? We that can afford the least contribute so much …not only in money but in our time. I guess I’m just feeling down…knowing I’m just a tiny ant.

    • 51 Tally
      June 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      Everything you mention is why NONE OF IT MAKES ANY SENSE.

    • 52 carolyn
      June 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Carla, you are not a tiny ant, though I am sure understand how, after last night, you feel that way. Always remember, President Obama built his entire 2008 campaign on people like us, who contributed small amounts regularly, and were proud to do so. I will continue to contribute until election day, or I reach my maximum allowable. I always remember the story in the gospels of Jesus and the widow with the penny. He said, she has given more than all these (pointing to the wealthy men around her) I believe that, and I believe our money goes farther and better than Koch brothers’ type money.
      I am glad for the big time donors, we need them desperately, since elections have become a money game, thanks to Citizens United. I’m praying that more of them will step up to counteract the PACS of the far right.
      Also, it’s people like us who register, knock on doors, canvass…..put the shoe leather into the process.
      I heard on Ed Schultz tonight, from John Nichols, that Walker’s side blasted Wisconsin with ads for eight months before the Democrats even had a candidate, and there was not enough time to counteract. When you consider the long time of ads, the amount of money spent, Walker didn’t get a very good return on his money, from the figures.
      Keep your head up. We’ve all had our cry, and now we will redouble our efforts!

      • 53 theo67
        June 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

        I heard someone say today that all those millions spent on Walker had the effact of bringing him back to his starting point. Certainly not a good return on investment.

      • 54 jackiegrumbacher
        June 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

        I so agree, carolyn, and you stated it beautifully. Every little contribution we make is important because it comes with love and the determination to help our president. As Bobfr has many times stated so eloquently, this is a battle of love vs hate and I believe love is stronger. Sometimes the sheer depth of dark ugliness emanating from people like the Koch Brothers seems overwhelming. But the darkness will not overcome the light and we are the light.

    • 55 amk for obama
      June 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

      Just remember they dropped 30 mil on a guy just to retain his seat against a guy who lost to him last time around in an election with poor dem turnout. It’s not a great victory for them despite their crowing.

      • June 7, 2012 at 12:10 am

        And they did win back the Senate. Wisconsinites took away any ideas Walker may have had about claiming a mandate if Republicans hold that seat.

        • 57 amk for obama
          June 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

          Yup. There ain’t no ‘mandate, especially with criminal charges against him coming down the pike.

    • 58 vcprezofan2
      June 7, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Carla,lLooking for answers to help me come to terms with this disappointment I found a couple of good articles.that helped me. Here is one. Maybe it will help you. {{Carla}}


    • 59 taiping1
      June 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

      $1 a day keeps Mitt Away. If all eligible FB followers and tweeps following @BarackObama contributed $1 day until election that would be more than $2 billion. If we could make this viral and get people contributing their $15-25 this would make a huge difference. If you contribute even a small amount you are more invested in the pain, GOTV etc.

  16. 60 carolyn
    June 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Watched the segment of LOD with the young man and his family. What a respectful and well spoken family they are! It was a very touching segment, and shows indeed what our president is. Why do people give him a bad rap so much!! He is the most human and humane and giving president of my LONG life. That picture shows a very tender moment.

  17. 61 ChristiMTL
    June 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I have been reading for the past 15 minutes about that Romney’s story…impersonating a cop….when something creeps me out, I need to know all the details

    This comment in a blog really answer anyone who think it was just ”pranks”

    ”….but pranks like that are done when you are with a group of friends. But going out on your own, and using the uniform to pull drivers over is just plain creepy. ”

    Exactly, that’s the creepy part….on his own….with no witnesses…….yickes….

    And I found this as well, I’m shaking my head at this point, it’s just too weird…

    In 2008, during Mitt Romney’s campaign, his director of operations, Jay Garrity, resigned after several allegations that he unduly claimed to be a police officer.

    Not only has Garrity claimed to be an officer of the law, but in 2004, he was cited by Boston’s Finest for carrying police equipment – including flashing lights, which are restricted to law enforcement vehicles only – in his Crown Victoria sedan

    This, however, was not isolated to one Romney member staff exclusively. Mark Glanville and William Ritter, had been cited as using fake badges, provided by Garrity. They used these badges to command reporters and to avoid paying highway tolls which are mandatory for any citizen to pay.

    • 62 susanne
      June 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

      i wrote this before the jump, but gotta say it again: it’s just a matter of time before even more creepy stuff about robme rolls out. can’t wait to hear from the young women he pulled over with his phony red light and official police uniform. i’m wondering how he behaved at that point–and if the women feel safe in this koch-ed up world telling their story.

    • 63 desertflower
      June 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

      Even then, trying to get something for nothing. (tolls) Creepy doesn’t even cover it. He’s a flipping wack job! I always think of Lurch from the Adams family….

    • 64 theo67
      June 7, 2012 at 12:31 am

      My Dad says, “what he was, is what he is”. Nobody’s buying Romney’s act – nobody who can think, that is…

  18. 65 FoxfireTX
    June 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Think you’re correct on that LL. I found the RM report tonight very disturbing on a number of levels. Many years ago I was a prosecutor and know the struggles that the police face on a daily basis. While there always seem to be a few bad apples everywhere for the most part officers go to work every day willing to put their lives on the line. To think that this idiot used the uniform as a prank is beyond disgusting. His deferments from the draft and then his lies about them are also deeply troubling. For those of us who lived through those times there were so many emotional conflicts. On the one hand, I demonstrated against that war while at the same time watching my boyfriend be drafted, not seek a deferment and go on to fight. He came back to a US that treated our soldiers terribly and had emotional scars from that war that lasted for years. So here’s Romney demonstrating FOR the war but being unwilling to serve, and then saying in 2007 he that he longed to be a part of it? He is so lacking in any core values or beliefs it is truly mind boggling.

    One of the things that will forever stand out to me is the consistency in Barack Obama. During the 2008 campaign, an audio tape surfaced of a radio interview he did nearly 20 years before when Dreams was first published. With a few minor differences, he sounded the identical themes that he campaigned on in 2008. It totally blew my mind that there was such a core of strength, values and beliefs that were so constant throughout his life. While the realities of the Oval office have changed him in some ways, you KNOW that he believes in his values through and through. And if they haven’t changed until now in his life, you know they will not for the remainder. For me, and I would think for most voters, this MATTERS more than any one political position or issue. We know who this man is, unlike his opponent. I’m beginning to wonder if even Ann has a clue who she is married to!

  19. 69 Tally
    June 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    game 1 – 😀
    game 2 – 😀
    game 3 – 😀
    tonight game 4 – 😥

    Game 5 better be – 😀

    that is all.

    I really wanted to win in our house, but I’d rather win in theirs at this point and wrap it up.

  20. 70 Tally
    June 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm



  21. 75 carolyn
    June 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Isn’t there a crime involved of some level to impersonating an officer of the law? This man is beyond sick!

    • 76 desertflower
      June 7, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Yes, but he never GOT CAUGHT. I say that character is what you do when no one is watching. #MittFail

  22. 77 ChristiMTL
    June 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    If this guy is not a sociopath, I don’t know what he is but there’s something really wrong with him

  23. 82 vitaminlover
    June 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Father, in the Name of Jesus, I want to thank You for giving us the man named Barack Obama. Thank You, Sir, for making him our President. Thank You for his lovely family First Lady Michelle, and First Daughters Malia and Sasha and First Grandmother Mrs. Robinson. They have been such a blessing in the White House. Lord, let them continue to be an even bigger blessing over the next 5 years. Lord, thank You for protecting these precious ones. Thank You for guarding their minds, hearts, souls, spirits and bodies. Give them the strength and ability to do what YOU have called them to do. Thank you for giving Our Beloved President continual wisdom, courage, thoughtfulness and finances to continue on his mission. Shower them with Your Powerful Love. Keep Your strong arms around them always. Lord love also the Joe Biden family as they are also a very important part of this team. Surround both families with decent and brave and kind people who have their backs. Let the American public and the world continue to know who we have in office and how beneficial it is for all. Lastly, Lord thank You for giving them the strong and powerful victory on November 6, 2012 and be a strong enemy to their enemies and adversary to their adversaries. Contend with those who contend with them. I know that You are for them. Amen.

  24. 89 vcprezofan2
    June 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I watched the video in the post below and thought “I can’t believe our President has another round tonight, while the sluggards in Congress are shameless enough to question his work ethic.”

  25. 90 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 12:16 am
  26. 91 susanne
    June 7, 2012 at 12:16 am

    the san jose newspaper tells a bit about pbo’s event in san francisco. it also mentions that there were about a hundred protesters outside: tea partiers, medical marijuana supporters, alaska wilderness protectors, and…..drum roll please…..circumcision protestors. yep, those are the big issues all right.

  27. 95 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 12:18 am
  28. 96 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 12:20 am
  29. June 7, 2012 at 12:22 am

  30. 101 Tally
    June 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Needs to go viral. This is really sick, and a felony.

  31. 102 desertflower
    June 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Funny Funny Funny! Listen to the thing!!!! “Standard Obama….”

    • 103 TrumpDog
      June 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Heh. What a doofus.

    • 104 0388jojothecat
      June 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

      Did use the “F” bomb?

    • 105 theo67
      June 7, 2012 at 2:45 am

      This man is a US Senator of the United States of America, in one of the three branches of government in the richest country in the world and running the world’s only super power. That’s scary.

      • 106 susanne
        June 7, 2012 at 5:00 am

        and that’s how they behave when they know the cameras are right on them! utter disregard for the office, for the job at hand, for the people who put them there.

    • 108 0388jojothecat
      June 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Good Story, Thanks Alycee. ***Warning*** don’t read the vile comments.

      • 109 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

        You’re welcome. BTW, thanks for adding the warning; as I NEVER read newspaper comments, didn’t think to add one.

  32. 110 Tally
    June 7, 2012 at 12:55 am

  33. 112 Tally
    June 7, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Help me spread this guys!

    • 113 0388jojothecat
      June 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

      Hot damn Chipsticks…..you are getting more and more famous…..don’t forget the little people that helped you reach starr status. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  34. 114 Tally
    June 7, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I’m on a roll.

    • 115 COS
      June 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

      I will be listening to Stephanie Miller tomorrow morning. I hope they mention this. Stephanie interviewed Dr. Jill Biden this morning about her new book.

      • 116 0388jojothecat
        June 7, 2012 at 1:08 am

        I heard that this morning….so cool. I can’t wait until she interviews the president or first lady.

      • 118 theo67
        June 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

        I heard that, too. I broke my embargo because Hal Sparks is on Wednesdays, and what I heard was fairly reasoned – given the disappointing Wisconsin results last night. Dr.Biden was lovely, and the Stephanie Miller crew were stoked. I’m recording Stephanie on Current tomorrow morning, because I want to hear all about the fundraiser tonight – she was super excited about meeting the President. I hope she actually gets to meet him, and that he knows she’s been fighting pretty hard for him even through the hard times when the emoprogs (including those two on her show) were rabidly anti-President Obama. Can’t wait to hear her account.

  35. 119 desertflower
    June 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Great News!! http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/06/2836567/league-of-women-voters-to-restart.html#storylink=cpy

    League of Women Voters will start voter registrations in Florida….

  36. 124 desertflower
    June 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Have the Kleenex handy. THIS is the America that President Obama speaks of, and the only one I care to be a part of.

    • 126 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 7, 2012 at 2:22 am

      Very special df … and I needed a roll of heavy duty towels!!

      In response to @NLuvWitUOnly comment to ….

      In which she affirmed the “Priceless indeed. The GOP don’t want you U 2 see!

      I shared your wonderful video ….


      • 127 desertflower
        June 7, 2012 at 2:28 am

        Thank you so much:) Yeah, I could see a roll of paper towels…:) Those kids were amazing, and doing, what I believe, comes so naturally to them. Wasn’t it Jonah Goldberg that was all about dissing kids this week? I don’t know what kids HE knows…but he could sure learn a few things from THESE kids!

        I hope this gets passed all over the place. President Obama’s America. The one that encourages, supports, and stands together.

      • 128 theo67
        June 7, 2012 at 2:33 am

        I was in tears watching this. Matt is courageous. The kids were awesome (kids have good hearts). And those parents have to be so proud. Awesome.

    • 129 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 7, 2012 at 2:26 am


      • 130 desertflower
        June 7, 2012 at 2:29 am

        THANKS!! Now YOU’RE gonna make me cry! I hope they all see this.

      • 131 globalcitizenlinda
        June 7, 2012 at 6:33 am

        thanks a lot for passing this along. this is the kind of America I want to see. among those who you tweet this video to should be PBO – he would like this show of support for the vulnerable

      • June 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

        Can’t help but imagine the bullying this kid would get at the hands of young Mitt. What a lovely and touching vide. Thanks!

      • 133 jackiegrumbacher
        June 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

        Wow! that was was beautiful. Thank you, Bob. Tears are streaming down my face.

      • 134 hopefruit2
        June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

        Thanks Bob for this sharing with us this amazing display of kindness from our youngest citizens. This moved me to tears as well. I have happily R’Ted!

      • 135 0388jojothecat
        June 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

        Thanks for the warning….now I am crying but a good cry. Young Matt is such a fighter, he wasn’t gonna give up and those kids cheering him on gave him the strength to cross the finish line. These kids can teach many adults on the right about compassion.

    • 136 globalcitizenlinda
      June 7, 2012 at 6:34 am

      you warned me about needing kleenex but that wasn’t even enough to contain the tears. thanks a lot for sharing

  37. June 7, 2012 at 1:53 am

    A little game: Look at this photo and pick out the wax figures!


    • 138 desertflower
      June 7, 2012 at 1:57 am

      Same plastic surgeon as Callista, I see. “Plastic” being the operative word here….freaking scary.

      • June 7, 2012 at 1:59 am

        Hey yeah, I think you’re right about that. I cringe just looking at them. The Lost Decade.

        • 140 desertflower
          June 7, 2012 at 2:07 am

          Would love to have those 10 years back….is it just you and me, meta? Check out the video above…it really is a MUST SEE….:) you will get teary…

    • 142 theo67
      June 7, 2012 at 2:19 am

      The Bushes seem confused. But Laura seems to have lost weight. I’m glad the day went well.

      • 143 theo67
        June 7, 2012 at 2:22 am

        Sorry – I meant this comment for the Mrs-O.org article, with the picture of the portrait unveiling.

  38. 144 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 7, 2012 at 2:05 am

    The power of humilty & empathy …


    • 145 desertflower
      June 7, 2012 at 2:09 am

      Hi, Bob:) I heard that interview tonight, and even more than the bowing…his mother said something that touched me…she said something like” The President didn’t treat him like a little child, but as an equal” That just about got the water works going for me. That was SUCH a powerful statement.

    • 146 globalcitizenlinda
      June 7, 2012 at 6:37 am


      you captured the essence of PBO – humility and empathy and this picture and interview have both of them there for all to see

  39. 147 desertflower
    June 7, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Night. See everyone tomorrow….maybe I’ll be able to keep up with Chips this time.

  40. 148 Bill
    June 7, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Morning shows update:

    Morning Joe, Dan Senor, and Mark Halperin went on a 15 minute rant that The New York Times has an article about Willard’s house in La Jolla, saying there would never be such an article about a Democrat. It is in the “Home and Garden” section.

    Bill Press is suprised that the HP has a negative article on PBO.

    And this is the discussion we wake up to on teevee.

    • 149 globalcitizenlinda
      June 7, 2012 at 6:39 am

      I doubt if these people have been following the reports on these MSM outlets and how much PBO has been attacked on things that go even beyond the article on mitt the bullying liar’s house

      • 150 sportsbabe59
        June 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm

        Oh, they’ve followed it. They just choose to engage in lies, deceit and gutter journalism. They’d rather say something sensational and create something controversial than inform and educate the people. I would love to see a daily segment about a company who’s coming back from this mess and hiring people; a place that’s under construction; a school that’s moving FORWARD, etc. etc.

  41. 151 globalcitizenlinda
    June 7, 2012 at 6:42 am

    thanks a lot for the video of the interview with the young man in PBO’s photo and his family. I have loved this photo evr since I saw it and I continue to love, love it.

  42. 152 globalcitizenlinda
    June 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I noticed that some people on TOD have been tweeting about HOW a small contribution from the millions of supporters of PBO could help to close the gap in money from the billionaire rightwing hate machine headed by the koch brothers. This is a great thing and should be pased around

  43. 153 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Woot, woot

  44. June 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Good morning everyone.

    Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:07 AM PDT
    President Barack Obama and his party raise a combined $60 million in May for re-election bid.

  45. 160 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 7:18 am

    will the americans learn from this ?

    • 161 COS
      June 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

      Wow, this is what Robney and his ilk are offering.

    • 162 globalcitizenlinda
      June 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

      we need to continue point out this devastation from austerity policies to the general American public which may not be following global politics (or politics at all) because this is a real-life but sad experiment conservatives across the world are subjecting people to.

      You need to stimulate jobs and by implication consumer income. from this consumer income comes consumer demand/purchases which leads to business sales and profits. businesses and households which have positive earnings can pay taxes. taxes paid by a thriving business and household can help with the revenue side of a simple and complicated government balance sheet. budget cutting alone is not enough

  46. 163 Melanie
    June 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

    “Survey: Jobs numbers not that bad”
    Only 42% thought the May jobs numbers was somewhat or very negative. Despite the narrative that the media and GOP were trying to lay out that the numbers were devastating, catastrophic, etc most Americans didn’t feel that way. Could suggest that the public knows that a couple of months of lower job growth does not signal the end of the world and certainly not the end of PBOs path to reelection.

  47. 164 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2012 at 7:43 am

  48. June 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

    A coalition of environmental groups is preparing to launch television ads in New Mexico as the state gears up for an open-seat Senate race, two strategists monitoring the campaign tell me.

    The sources say five organizations are banding together to run ads spanning nearly two full months: starting on June 16 and running until Aug. 4. One source pegged the cost of the flight at just over $850,000. Another suggested it could climb closer to a million dollars when all the buying is done.

    The groups involved, the sources said, are the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund. Spokespeople for LCV and the Sierra Club declined to confirm the details of any plans that might be in the works.

    “We’ll have something to announce soon. Stay tuned,” said Mike Palamuso, LCV’s vice president for communications.


    I noticed Liberals have like 10 or more small Super Pacs. Combined it should help!

  49. 168 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 8:15 am

  50. June 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

    President Obama concluded a star-studded evening of fundraising in Los Angeles Wednesday, appearing with singer Cher, actresses Ellen DeGeneres and Julia Roberts, and “Glee” stars Jane Lynch and Darrin Criss, among others.

    In L.A. for two fundraisers (one for LGBT activists), Obama lauded the progress the country has made on gay rights — telling a story about a straight Marine who thanked him for ending the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy of the U.S. military.

    “I could not be prouder of the work that we’ve done on behalf of the LGBT community,” said Obama in front of a crowd of about 600 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.

    Criss and DeGeneres introduced Obama, and the president was joined by L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Cher, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and others.

    At a second, smaller fundraiser at the home of Fox’s “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, Obama joked that he would not be breaking into song.

    He was joined at that fundraiser by Witherspoon Banana Republic/Gap Inc. president Jack Calhoun, Glee actress Jane Lynch, and HBO executive Michael Lombardo.

    “The key in 2012 is going to be how badly do we want it. Are we willing to fight for that vision with even greater determination than we did in 2008,” Obama told supporters, who each pay $25,000 a ticket.

    Obama wraps up his fundraising tour with a fundraising breakfast in L.A. on Thursday — a two day swing that is expected to bring in at least $5.3 million for his reelection bid.

  51. 172 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

    HEADLINE: Young and Black Voters Turn Out in Wisconsin Despite Suppression Efforts

    // It may not feel like there’s anything positive to make out of the unsuccessful bid to recall Gov. Scott Walker in yesterday’s Wisconsin elections, but there were hints of optimism. Young voters and African-American voters did more than their part to show up, according to exit polls and early reports, despite significant efforts to confuse and challenge them from groups that profess to be fighting voter fraud.

    In Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s seven-point loss to Walker, voters aged 18-29 increased their slice of the electorate from 15 percent in 2010 to 16 percent yesterday. Black voters came out mob-deep. John Nichols, who’s been covering Wisconsin inside-out for The Nation, reported, “Turnout was up dramatically, so much so that on election day election clerks had to be shifted to predominantly African-American wards.”

    This was mainly true in Racine and Milwaukee, where young people and people of color have seen enough murder and lack of educational and economic opportunity to drive them to the polls, recall or not. //


  52. 173 Linda
    June 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Good morning…

    I saw Dan Senor was at the table at 6 AM this morning on morning junk. Wasn’t he there for 3 hours just a couple days ago?

    Even Willie has jumped the shark..

  53. June 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Vice FED chair Yellen says the need is for more stimulus and China just cut it’s rates. DOW futures up again.

  54. June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Jobless claims decline to 377K!

  55. 178 amk for obama
    June 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

  56. June 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    CBS news days that 68% want the ACA struck down.
    And if they do, all those benefits will be forfeited and People will say but…

  57. June 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Wow! have I missed a lot over the last week and a half! Just spent the last few hours catching up and already my head is spinning. Been in hospital for an op and missed being here and catching up. I chatted to a lady in the bed near mine about PBO (was listening to the audio of Dreams From My Father). She has an aunt in the States who, when PBO was elected was really against him but now realizes that he is the best president of her lifetime and intends to vote for him this year. Didn’t ask what state she was from but it was good to hear.

    Hope you guys are all ok, I probably wont be around too much in the next few days as I need to sleep but will ALWAYS support this wonderful man. Will be back when I can.

    Love you all.
    Sam UK

  58. 182 andogriff
    June 7, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Sam, hope you are feeling much better soon! You have been missed.

  59. 183 sportsbabe59
    June 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    This is why I love me some Lawrence O’Donnell. Besides the fact that smart men turn me on, he really gives black intellectuals, black people and black life much needed air time.

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