349 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day from First Lady Michelle Obama”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Wow GM!

  2. 11 magapie
    June 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    That was WONDERFUL.

  3. 12 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I absolutely adored that Father’s Day wish from Michelle Obama. How special was that?! What a great family:)

  4. 14 GGail
    June 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Good west coast morning Chipsticks and TOD family.
    Happy Father’s Day to all of the great men here at TOD 🙂
    And to all men who fill that position around the world with love!

    President Obama looks dashing in that grey suit he wore for the Jarrett wedding.

    • 15 HZ
      June 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Another west coast morning to our beautiful Chips and her family at home and to my TOD Family here. Beautiful day on the west coast as well.
      To all of the TOD wonderful Fathers, I say,” Your love to the daughters and sons are so special and may you always know that. ” Nothing fills a daughter’s life and son’s life like a father’s love.

      So may this day be a joyful one, a peaceful one, and one that is full of that beautiful spirit that is only found in a loving and caring vessel of Fatherhood. Have a beautiful day all of our TOD Fathers. ((((((( To One of God’s Special Gifts to Us.)))))) HZ

      • 16 Betsy
        June 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

        A third west coast morning to everyone. I am here late after fixing the father of my children a wonderful breakfast. My son wrote the most amazing tribute to my husband on FB, driving us both to tears. And I cried again, when I saw this beautiful tribute from Michelle to PBO. I also think of my Dad, who passed away this past March, and thank God that I, too, had a great dad. Happy Father’s Day everyone.

  5. 18 anniebella
    June 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

    A Father’s Day message to her husband, Malia and Sasha’s father. That was so nice.

  6. 19 Bill
    June 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Schieffer even showed a photo of Ann and her dancing horse. The interview was disgusting. It was a PR piece for Willard.

    • June 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

      I knew it would be nothing more than a Romney-infomercial. That’s the ONLY way Romney would appear for an “interview.”

    • June 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Was there any mention of the abuse involved in training horses for dressage? I think the Romney interest in this activity fits in with the cruel and uncaring nature many have noted about Willard. These horses are trained to move in an unnatural way—-horses don’t do ballet by nature. They are trained to move in tight turns on hard surfaces, often daily, until many of them are crippled. The rider uses spurs and whips and painful curb bits in the mouth. Many trainers use a horrible training technique where the rider forces the horses’s jaw into its chest, which is painful, makes it difficult for the horse to breathe and he can only see his feet. There was recent outrage when undercover animal rights’ activists filmed the brutal training of Tennessee Walking Horses, where brutal pain was inflicted on the horses’ legs to get them to high step. And some of these same brutal measures are used in dressage which has made some call for a boycott of the event in the 2012 Olympics. I just don’t understand people spending their lives causing pain to animals for their own amusement and some warped sense of self-worth. Surely, there are more worthy pursuits.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/03/olympics-row-over-horse-cruelty

      • 26 ChristiMTL
        June 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

        Yickes, good info! I’m going to tweet that…..how sad…….poor animals,…

        • June 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

          As an equestrian I’d like to point out that there is nothing inherently cruel about dressage, it is like yoga for horses and is intended to be beneficial. The root of all the moves is perfectly natural – not unnatural – and the movements are intended to help the horse remain aligned and balanced.

          That said, there are – as with any sport – people who abuse it for the sake of the win. It makes me a bit sad to see dressage being reviled.

          • 28 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            June 18, 2012 at 1:29 am

            Sorry that you are upset, but there is nothing natural, kind or decent about the treatment of horses for sport. Period.

  7. 29 Don
    June 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Romney’s wife is going to the Olympics. Ann and two of her friends have a horse that’s been entered in a “Dressage” competition.

  8. June 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

    • 31 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

      There’s another ad!

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      June 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Hellooooo…DNC/Obama 2012 ad in the making.

    • 33 theo67
      June 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      Romney’s an idiot. So, we’re currently on the path that President Obama has chosen, including the obstacles introduced from the GOP. So, any progress should be credited to President Obama, since the GOP can’t point to a single act that they’ve taken that contributed to the progress. Getting off the path President Obama’s chosen will mean you’re on a different path than the one that is currently causing things to get better.

      People say love is blind, but the GOP and Romney’s supporters are proving every day, with every act, that hate can blind, as well.

  9. June 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

    What a lovely Father’s Day Tribute from our First Lady to our wonderful First Dad!!

  10. 37 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

    This could spell some BIG trouble for Romney!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/08/us-usa-campaign-adelson-idUSTRE8172DS20120208

    It’s never good for the candidate when a big donor runs afoul of the law – as President Barack Obama learned this week: his campaign returned large donations from Chicago’s Cardona brothers after it was reported that a third brother is a fugitive from U.S. drug and fraud charges.

    Some Republican candidates for president could find themselves similarly embarrassed if criminal investigations against casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act come to fruition before November.

    Probes by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission focus on the casino company’s operations in Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub, court documents show. A former executive in Adelson’s empire, whose allegations are believed to be central to the probe, cites potential illegal dealings with a public official, as well as a tie to an organized crime figure. (That link was first reported by Reuters in a 2010 special report: High-rollers, triads and a Las Vegas giant – link.reuters.com/dyg56s)

    • 42 GGail
      June 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I’ve been listening to our local news KTLA this morning and they’ve said nothing about Rodney King – being dead.

      • 43 GGail
        June 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

        Now KTLA is reporting the story, but saying that TMZ is the only source and it has not been confirmed by the Coroner’s office.

        • 44 desertflower
          June 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

          Oh…I found it on one of ABL’s Tweets

          • 45 GGail
            June 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

            It appears that our local stations have picked up the TMZ story, but they are cautiously reporting it until confirmed by the Cororner’s office. That makes sense. If it’s true, it’s a tragic end to a troubled young man’s life.

  11. June 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    So Mitt Romney basically tried to say this his wife’s thing not his and if she wasn’t so addicted to horses he wouldn’t have such an expensive and frivolous expense?

  12. 52 amk for obama
    June 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    GM folks.

  13. June 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Rodney King has passed away.

  14. June 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    That was a real tear jerker! Gorgeous message from our gorgeous First Lady.

  15. 60 Asher in Boston
    June 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    GM. Congrats, PFWHI. Happy Father’s Day to all TOder dads. Sweet tribute to Potus.

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    • 66 HZ
      June 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Thanks Chips for the beautiful video from our awesome First Lady. What a beautiful First Dad for two beautiful First Daughters. I love our First Family. Happy Father’s Day, Mr. President. HZ

    • 67 Pamela
      June 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Because he is all they’ve got, and as hopeless as he is for candidate, without his sorry ass they would have to pull out of the election altogether. And they are still so delusional as a party, they do not see their days are numbered. S they keep at it, hoping they will fool enough people to get through to November, even they know Myth Robmey cannot win. Americans are just not that stupid.

      • 68 vcprezofan2
        June 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        Myth Robmey cannot win. Americans are just not that stupid.

        Afternoon Pamela! May I please have that in writing?
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        Oops! It is. 😳 😉 Thanks, I’m counting on your assurance. 😆

      • 69 susanne
        June 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        that’s it exactly: he’s all they’ve got. think of all the repugs who voted for anybody-but-mitt in the primaries. they’re still grumpy, and i don’t think the cutesy dressage ‘sport’ is going to woo them back. they may not switch to pbo, but they may not vote at all. it’s one thing to be phone-polled, ‘if you were voting today, which candidate would you choose’, but quite another to get yourself to the polls and pull that lever.

    • 70 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      One good turn deserves another ….

      #PRESSON

  18. 71 amk for obama
    June 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

    • 72 Pamela
      June 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Why are these considered tax deductions? I don’t get to deduct the cost of keeping my cat, not that I would ask other tax payers to help with an expense that is only a luxury! I am not that selfish!

      • 73 Bill
        June 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

        I think they can set the horse operation up as a business and write the loses off. They must show a profit from winnings or selling horses every few years, I don’ know how often, to maintain the appearance of a business. It is the same IRS code that race horse owners and hobby farmers operate under.

        • 74 susanne
          June 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          still, that’s disgusting. this is not a business for the robmes–this is her recreation. how many of you took tax deductions for your swimming or bowling or golfing or dancing or …..?

  19. 75 ChristiMTL
    June 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I didn’t watch FTN, I don’t need to feel disgusted that early in the morning.

    I went to check the comments on Tweeter.

    First one I saw

    Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger

    ”thought Romney looked very strong in interview with @bobschieffer on @FaceTheNation. Confident, smooth, made his points.”

    Figures……no challenge on anything.

    • 76 ChristiMTL
      June 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

      I wonder what the heck does that mean…..”made his points”……he’s been lying and changing positions non stop…….what points,…?
      Sick……….

      • June 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

        It means he stuck to his talking points. Nothing more. He lied and dodged the whole time. That he didn’t completely fall apart means that he did well. These guys are only covering the game not the substance of what candidates are saying.

    • 78 Pamela
      June 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Dear Roger, you are hungover.

    • 79 criquet
      June 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

      He is a hack at Politico, no surprise.

      • 80 criquet
        June 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

        Note Roger Simon talks about smoothness and confidence not about substance because there was little.

        • June 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

          Yep, smooth because he is a slick salesaman, confident because he knew Shieffer wouldn’t challenge him and he could sail through with his lies, and he got his points across alright,whatever those were. …until tomorrow when he either avoids answering or changes the lie to another lie.Hopefully this is not what people expect or want/need in a President!

  20. 82 anniebella
    June 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I didn’t see Face the Nation, but those who did see it why don’t you email, tweet, or call and voice your opinion, let them know that you expect better from Bob Schieffer.

    • June 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

      I don’t watch those shows because my expectation of fairness is always crushed. Schieffer is old and wants to keep from being replaced.

    • 84 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

      If you are going to sit there let them say what they want, without any hard questions, even Sarah Palin can look smooth, confident.

  21. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    June 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

    To our TOD Dads, Uncles and Brothers I wish you all a fantastic Father’s Day!

    Mrs. O’s video is simply wonderful. I hope our First Dad (PBO) gets to spend the day being spoiled by all the girls in his life!

  22. 89 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

  23. 93 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

  24. 94 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

  25. 98 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

  26. 100 Dee
    June 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there! We are proud of you!

  27. 103 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

    This CBS interview of Willard Romney is not getting good reviews from some Republicans and almost everyone else it seems.

    • June 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Did he make any gaffes? Expound?

      • 105 criquet
        June 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

        He gave his usual talking points/lies, nothing new, no specifics , no new ideas, refused to say if he would reverse or continue PBO’s latest immigration policy and made a few tasteless comments and a bad joke about his wife -all with that smarmy non-smile and perfectly coiffed hair. Totally fake, totally plastic.

  28. 107 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/us/dna-gives-new-insights-into-michelle-obamas-roots.html?_r=2&ref=todayspaper

    REX, Ga. — Joan Tribble held tightly to her cane as she ventured into the overgrown cemetery where her people were buried. There lay the pioneers who once populated north Georgia’s rugged frontier, where striving white men planted corn and cotton, fought for the Confederacy and owned slaves.

    The settlers interred here were mostly forgotten over the decades as their progeny scattered across the South, embracing unassuming lives. But one line of her family took another path, heading north on a tumultuous, winding journey that ultimately led to the White House.

    The white men and women buried here are the forebears of Mrs. Tribble, a retired bookkeeper who delights in her two grandchildren and her Sunday church mornings. They are also ancestors of Michelle Obama, the first lady.

    From a book about Michelle Obama’s ancestry….

  29. June 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Bob Scheffer: ah, um, before this starts Governor, will you wire it -to my account number at…

  30. June 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

  31. 121 anniebella
    June 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Did Schieffer ask Mitt about his tax returns?

  32. 126 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

    How can Romney be a national candidate for President with comments like these?

  33. 135 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Great point debunking Romney’s pretending that he can work across the aisle and shoots down Ezra Klein’s crazy claim that if Romney is elected, even with a Democratic led Congress, things would get done:

    • 136 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I never have like Ezra Klein, not one bit. Now I know why. For some so call know it all to spread lies like that is stupid. You can’t make anyone work with you who is determine not to work with you unless they gets all they want. President Obama really tired working with those radical extreme tea party Republicans. But it was no from the start.

  34. June 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

    So, now a focus group by Peter Hart, each one of the undecided Voters, trash the President in Colorado.
    And Peter Hart is a democratic pollster?
    Seems like he is working for the other side, he got the headlines, again.

  35. 140 Bill R.
    June 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    haha..even some GOPsters were appalled at Romney on Face the Nation:
    davidfrum ‏@davidfrum
    I’m beginning to seriously worry that Mitt Romney might believe the things he is saying to Bob Schieffer.

  36. 142 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

  37. 143 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/17/501020/top-gop-pundit-bill-kristol-praises-obama-immigration-order-as-the-right-thing-to-do/

    That said…there’s always THIS:

    Kristol’s transformation, however, closely maps the GOP’s efforts to paper over their recent anti-immigrant positions as the November election draws nigh. During the primary, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned with the former hate group attorney that wrote Arizona and Alabama’s harsh immigration laws — on Martin Luther King Day. This morning, however, Romney twice refused to say whether he would reverse Obama’s recently announced pro-immigrant policy.

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  40. 149 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Romney signed King Norquist’s pledge to NEVER RAISE TAXES (revenue)…he is beholden to Norquist and NOT the American people!

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/17/501021/romney-rules-out-compromise-i-wont-accept-1-in-new-taxes-for-10-in-spending-cuts/

    • 150 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      June 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Anyone who signs that pledge is a traitor. Putting allegiance to an individual who is not even an elected representative above their duty as public servants. Traitors abdicating their responsibilities.

  41. 151 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

    thinkprogress Romney adviser #1 calls Obama immigration policy “illegal.” Romney adviser #2 says new policy is “the same” as Romney thkpr.gs/N5pjL5
    about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    • 152 susanne
      June 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      yep. new moniker: split romney. he goes both ways!

    • 153 Doreen
      June 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Well, he does have to cover all the bases. I can’t wait until the debates, they’re going to be delicious!

    • 154 relellit
      June 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      OMG , desert flower, that is so typical of Flipper. If nothing else Mittens is consistent in changing positions.

      Thanks for the link

      Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers here in TODville; and of course the First Father and positive role model, our Presdient Obama.

  42. June 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

  43. June 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

    The Righties and the MSM think Robney succeeded in the softball interview.
    Now, look at the questions, the tone that Plouffe had to answer?
    Any questions!

  44. 160 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

    This Romney guy is a mess:

  45. 163 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    • 164 utaustinliberal
      June 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Hahahahahaha……once again old man McCain strikes. It shows once again, that McCain dislikes Romney with a passion.

  46. June 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Finally, something we can use!

  47. June 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  48. June 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Nice!

  49. June 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Need a Snark—–the other Knoller is sarcastically tweeting about President Obama playing his 100th round of golf today. Imagine—-President Obama getting to do something he enjoys on Father’s Day. Mr. Dotster is enjoying a similar dad’s day—–his ideal—-play golf/ watch golf. Knoller is likely bitter because he probably cannot swing a club— or anything.

    • 169 Linda
      June 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      According to a Golf Digest article from 2008, Eisenhower played golf more than 800 times during his presidency.

      And Ike’s presidency wasn’t a time of tranquillity in America or the world: The Civil Rights movement and Southern desegregation battles were under way; Castro came to power in Cuba; the French pulled out of Indochina in defeat and America began stepping up its own involvement in Vietnam; the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was getting very chilly indeed.

      And yet Eisenhower managed to spend more than 1,000 days of his presidency (according to Golf Digest’s count) playing golf or involved in some other golf-related activity.

    • 170 Pamela
      June 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Knoller can BIOHA! Snark will set him straight!

    • 172 Obama Grandmama
      June 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      According to an interview given by Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin prior to PBO taking office one of the most important ways to deal with the stress of the job of President is to have a hobby or outlet. PBO works hard and plays hard. He has the support of his family and basketball and golf as outlets. Besides many agreements have been reached on the golf course.

  50. 173 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to ALL TODville fathers, grandfathers, impending fathers, surrogate fathers, and fathers-to-be! Have a great day with, or thinking of, your offsprings! 😀

    TODobots, on the basis of our past association, 😉 😉 please bear with me and read this repost of an idea I had early yesterday morning.

    The praise or thank you theme is the kind of meme I’m really, really HOPING WE WILL START** PUSHING religiously DAY BY DAY in our own ‘little’ way. So much time is spent on pointing out the missteps, real or imagined, of the President and his administration that negative stuff gets repeated over and over and over and over. In my mind, unintentionally saturating the cyber sphere with each little doubt, and CROWDING OUT THE GOOD STUFF! This is one reason why each time I now see a Twitter attempt to trend a Romney comment I respond with a positive comment/opposite trend for PBO.

    Many have been concerned about messaging, well let’s show how it should be done. In these final 5 months let us be merciless in our positives when we respond to the negative Knollers, Todds, Noonans, or whomevers. Can we feed them a drop of PBO’s many accomplishments each time we respond? Not necessarily to change THEM because we won’t, but perhaps to open the eyes of ONE of their readers.

    THIS IS THE TIME WHEN WE CAN MOST EFFECTIVELY ADD TO OUR RESPONSES ONE OF THE SHORT VIDEO CLIPS OF **POSITIVE** INFORMATION THAT What is Working HAS BEEN DILIGENTLY PREPARING FOR MONTHS NOW! She has been, in effect, quietly gathering ‘our arms’ together in one place so as to be ready for ‘battle’. We can use the link to her site on the right bar.

    Also, here’s a simple little activity you can pass along to your followers, and Meet the Press day might be the ideal time to put this in action.

    /…reach out to somebody at the White House or the Obama campaign and give them a pat on the back. …/ Ed Rogers
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-insiders/post/dont-think-you-need-to-tell-the-white-house-the-truth/2012/06/13/gJQAG1oEaV_blog.html

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
    ** I know that for TODobots et al it isn’t a question of ‘starting’ but I’m advocating a RELENTLESS POSITIVE PUSHBACK!

    • 174 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      That’s some awesomeness right here, vc 🙂 Excellent.

    • 175 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      June 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Yes vc. You are absolutely right. Put aside negativity and spread confidence and positivity.

      • 176 vcprezofan2
        June 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        It’s time for it, I think WoS. After all negativity has had years and years of time parading to the front of the stage, so our devoting 5 months to being positive is not much, IMO.

  51. June 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Here are some more heartwarming pics of PBO and his girls in honor of Father’s Day 🙂

  52. June 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I am telling you, the messaging will change once POTUS starts to campaign full time.
    When do you suppose that will be?

  53. June 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    • 184 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Romney: Dodging Americans all over PA. Would he dodge Putin, too?

    • 185 ChristiMTL
      June 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      I thought it was a massive protest lol…there’s about…mmmm 50 people? …what a freaking coward!
      ….bullies are cowards…..

  54. June 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks to Snarky for riotous golf tweets and photos!

    • 187 ChristiMTL
      June 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      He’s obsess with the President’s activities. The President is healthy, in great shape, he loves sports, loves golf…..I’m sure Knoller is insanely jealous

  55. 188 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    This is an extraordinary statement that should have the jackals after him every day but will they call Romney out and tell the public that this is unacceptable? We won’t hold our breathe but he needs to be exposed over and over again for the political charlatan he is .

  56. June 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Mark Knoller is beyond ridiculous with this PBO & golf obsession!

  57. 199 criquet
    June 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    • 200 Linda
      June 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      I find that article pathetic…….shouldn’t a reporter challenge these people when they are so uninformed ?

    • 201 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      When you the ENTIRE article though….these idiots see PBO as “the other” and repeat the RW talking points of expanded govt (false) and think his message of fairness is bunk because “life’s not fair, and we should get over it. Stand on our own two feet!” Little do those dolts know that they will get such a screwing if their liar Romney (who they really don’t care for, but they’ll vote for because he’s “not Obama”) wins. I really hate stupid. Really. This is more racist bs. They have no idea what they’re talking about

      • June 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        It’s all a cover. They know exactly the deal. But what some of them don’t have the guts to come out and say is that it is more of a racist thing than anything else. I refuse to think that they are idiotic. they know,but the racism is more ingrained than the realisms.

    • 203 0388jojothecat
      June 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Typical GOP faux watching low information middle class workers voting against their own interest. All they have are their talking points from Rush Limpballs.

  58. 204 itgurl_29
    June 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Your liberal media at work. Turn off MSNBC, folks. If the show is not Rev. Al or Martin Bashir, it’s designed to take down the President.

    • 205 Linda
      June 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      How disgusting…..

    • 207 ChristiMTL
      June 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Chris Hayes the libertarian and his BFF Greenwald….instead of sending him angry tweets on weekends, people should just turn it off, not watch his show…..he’s from the Nation, what did people expect………

    • June 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Oh, how delightful! Hayes is a moronic ass who has his head in the clouds, like this is some sort of academic exercise. UGH.

    • June 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      I am really sick and tired of Hayes and his garbage. So now he’s excited about bringing a Greenwald-endorsed professor on his show to bash the President. HuffnPuff had a huge article about this same professor who is now on an anti-Obama tirade and who says that “Obama MUST be defeated” in 2012. Anyone who enables this professor – I consider them to be anti-Obama as well.

      • 212 ChristiMTL
        June 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

        Yickes….”Obama MUST be defeated”??……ok that’s bad……

        Yea one or 2 more RWNJ on the SCOTUS.

        Chris Hayes is sick…he doesn’t care……

      • June 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

        I read Unger’s schlock and he really bashes PBO. Disgusting, ugly tirade. So of course this absolutely titillates Hayes and crew.

    • 214 Linda
      June 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Here is his wiki page…. I think he is insane so a perfect match for Greenwald and Hayes.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Mangabeira_Unger

      • 215 Bill
        June 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        You are correct. He will fit right in on Chris Hayes’s panel. I have never heard of him, but he seems to be impressed with his own intellectual superiority.

    • June 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      These are radicals..not liberals. Their purpose is to stir up divisiveness and hostilities, just like the rightwing,plus they like they fact they are getting the attention.

  59. June 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Great update on the progress of Gabby Giffords, including their plans to eventually move back to Tucson. Beautiful photo of her with Ron Barber on election night also:

    http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/giffords-returning-home-to-tucson-to-live-kelly-confirms/article_892adc4d-bcd6-5bd8-a6d9-ed30c175c100.html

    • 218 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much for posting this here. She is a true inspiration and a bright beacon in AZ’s otherwise nasty political landscape. I wish her family well, and continued healing for Gabby.

  60. 219 vitaminlover
    June 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful husband. Happy Father’s Day to my terrific President Obama.

  61. June 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Just an unbelievable account of Palin speaking at a conservative bloggers convention, organized by the Koch boys, as she wore an oversized Star of David necklace—what???— and railed against President Obama again, including some new and scary conspiracy accusations. She is just a disgusting piece of work.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-pn-sarah-palin-cant-help-it-shes-still-running-against-barack-obama-20120617,0,1274065.story

  62. June 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Now I know where the icky Knoller gets his messaging—-and everyone else——as if I needed further proof——it’s the RNC, silly!

  63. 227 ChristiMTL
    June 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Jeanabella ‏@Jeanabella

    @jheil @chrislhayes @ggreenwald ”Just great! More PBO Bashing! Just what is needed 4 months before election. Your ego’s are out of whack!”

    1m Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald ‏@ggreenwald

    @Jeanabella @jheil @chrislhayes ”Great point: there should be a media blackout of all criticisms of the President until November #Freedom”

    Yes you hateful psycho……the President get 9% of fair coverage in the media…..it’s way too high……

    • June 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      I’ll be blunt here. The Chris Hayes show is nothing but another Libertarian KKKLan rally. Now that his BFF Rotigan is gone, he has to fill in his shoes.

  64. 229 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Opps http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_06/the_fleeting_chris_christie_mo037995.php

    . Last night, the New York Times dropped an explosive story about New Jersey’s halfway houses. They have, to put it mildly, been a huge failure:

    Since 2005, roughly 5,100 inmates have escaped from the state’s privately run halfway houses, including at least 1,300 in the 29 months since Governor Christie took office, according to an analysis by The Times.

    snip/

    The story is long, deeply reported and air-tight. It should read in its entirety. If the story gets widely cited, Christie’s value as a Romney surrogate will be significantly diminished.

  65. June 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    My little orange box when someone replies to my post is not working. It stopped working some time yesterday. WordPress?

  66. 233 FiredUpInCA
    June 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    “According to local reports, Rendell, along with 150 to 200 anti-Romney protesters, had shown up at the original gas station to tout Obama’s message, speaking ahead of when Romney was scheduled to arrive….

    “We knew yesterday,” the aide said referring to the protesters’ plans. “We knew what they were going to pull.”

    The official noted that advance staff began scouting out alternative locations in advance and picked the other nearby Wawa market and gas station. But the campaign kept the new plans a secret until the last minute in order to trick the protesters into thinking Romney would still visit the original event site on Saturday afternoon.

    “We didn’t let them have their moment of glory,” the aide said in an interview with ABC News.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/romneys-bus-tour-hits-speed-bump-reroutes-due-to-protesters/

    “We didn’t let them have their moment of glory.” Yes you did, profoundly. The majority of the headlines about your bus tour through PA was the fact that you turned tail and changed venues due to fear of protestors. There were 150 protestors. You should have met them because it turns out they were a bigger audience than the 50 people who turned up at the other place.

    We now have a glimpse of Romney as President. “Romney is scheduled to meet with socialist French president Francois Hollande today, but due to fear of protests, he kept the location secret and fled to a hangar in Germany so the two could meet. Later this year he is expected to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Due to fear of massive protests, Romney will meet with both via Skype.”

    • June 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      According to local reports, Rendell, along with 150 to 200 anti-Romney protesters, had shown up at the original gas station to tout Obama’s message, speaking ahead of when Romney was scheduled to arrive….

      I will believe that it’s because the protestors outnumbered the people at Willard’s rally.

  67. June 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  68. June 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    OMG, these idiots!

  69. June 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Knoller is trying to play innocent now:

    • June 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Markie dear…do us all a favour and do something constructive on this Father’s Day. As much as we love President Obama we really do not need a rundown of his every move,whim and fancy. Thanks in advance. We want him to enjoy his day unencumbered,without the stalking or your man-crush.. Therefore, you are allowed to go play and report on anything else you want to ,except the Prez,ok?

    • June 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      I saw his series of tweets on this. Truth to tell I’ve got to agree with Knoller on this one. I didn’t think it was that big a deal.

      • 244 nathkatun7
        June 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        So why did waste time tweeting if it was not a big deal? You can’t have it both ways?

        • June 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

          EXACTLY. Nathakatun7. That’s the point. He’s trying to now play all innocent and people aren’t having any of it. ‘

        • June 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

          It has nothing to do with both ways. I’m talking about people’s reaction which is what he was talking about.

          • June 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm

            derbingle, people’s reaction is based on what Mark tweeted and has been tweeting for many, many months. This is not the first time that Knoller has attempted to make an “issue” out of the President’s golfing. HE is the one who has made it into an issue, not people.

            You don’t yell “fire!” in a theater and then turn around and say “what’s all the fuss about?” when people start scurrying. That’s the point we’re making.

          • 248 nathkatun7
            June 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

            First Mark Knoller tweets about the golf game, including how many days the President has been out golfing, as if the President’s golfing was a big deal. People push back by exposing his pettiness. He responds by saying that ” It’s just a game of golf” and not a big deal though he is the one who made it a big deal in the first place. Then he had the audacity of making the standard false equivalency about Bush’s visit to the ranch. Yet, you find a way of agreeing with him. With all due respect, you agreement with him puzzled me. Yes, the game of golf is not a big deal. What is a big deal is for a so called major journalist trying to use subliminal suggestion that the President is spending all his time golfing instead of attending to the needs of the country. This is not journalism; it is disguised attacks on the President. This is what people were reacting to.

  70. 250 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Perfectly said. http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/06/17/those-injured-by-ignorance-and-corporate-crimes-lie-unattended/

    from LATimes LTE:

    We’re a nation proud of military prowess, and yet we leave our wounded behind. Those injured by ignorance and corporate crimes lie unattended, even despised, in our cities and elsewhere. We delude ourselves with proclamations of American exceptionalism while letting our national infrastructure and institutions of education and health decay.

    We’ve become a nation of “cannot-do” under the banners of anti-government anarchists and industrialists, whereas our history has shown us to be a people capable of building infrastructure worthy of emulation.

    Will we still be a United States of America for another 200 years? Not if we destroy unions and the bargaining power of the middle class.

    Eugene Strantz

    Altadena

    • 251 susanne
      June 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      that’s the issue for me: the 1% rip through the world, taking and using and tossing aside. there’s no thought or consideration of the damage they do. what do they really think happens to folks whose jobs are eliminated, houses foreclosed, food stamps cut off, public transport shut down? it’s a game, and those folks are game pieces that just go back in the box?

      when your ‘charitable donation’ is to a church, which uses the money for converting but not social supports for non-members, then how are you even a member of the human family? and why would anyone trust you to lead a diverse nation?

  71. 252 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    This!
    http://hive.slate.com/hive/how-can-we-fix-constitution/article/upon-the-people-alone

    The Framers meant Congress to be “dependent,” as Federalist 52 puts it, “upon the People alone.” It obviously is not. The only way that congressmen can secure their place in office is to secure an almost endless stream of campaign funding. That funding, however, comes not from “the People.” It comes from the domestic Princes. Only 0.26 percent of Americans give more than $200 in a congressional campaign; 0.05 percent give the maximum to any congressional candidate. Some 0.01 percent—the 1 percent of the 1 percent—give more than $10,000 in an election cycle. And as my colleague Paul Jorgensen has calculated, the 1 percent give 10 times the per capita contribution of the 99 percent. Congress is dependent upon that 1 percent. And “the 1 percent” is plainly not “the People.”

    snip/

    The complete fix requires removing the competing dependence. And the only way to do this is through an amendment that requires that citizens—only citizens and all citizens—participate in the funding of campaigns.

    This is the first section of an amendment that would do that (again, Section 2 should be Professor Tribe’s):

    Section 1: For the purpose of securing the independence of the legislature, Congress shall:

    (1) provide vouchers to voters to fund federal elections;

    (2) limit contributions to federal candidates to $100.

    These changes would eliminate the conflicting dependence that the current system of campaign funding creates. It would reinforce the Framers’ intended dependence “upon the People alone.” And it would do so without risking any other substantial First Amendment interests—for the current system is an obvious “corruption” of the Framers’ design, and there is no First Amendment interest in protecting corruption.

  72. 253 socasweet
    June 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    The RNC is nervous that people may start wondering what sport Romney plays. Horse ballet? So they have to make it sound that POTUS is playing more than working.

  73. June 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    You guys have to read this! Hilarious!

    • 256 Don
      June 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I read the article and I still don’t believe it, I refuse to believe that this guy is actually trying to make a business deal as President wherein his salary is incentive based. I mean I’m not against salaries being incentivized in private business, hell, I’m a capitalist myself. But this seems to be a bit tacky and self-serving; I think the Presidency is more than just a business proposition.

      • 257 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        June 18, 2012 at 12:23 am

        Not for a Republican. It’s a position of power from which to advance the business interests of those who paid to get you elected.

  74. 258 socasweet
    June 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Does anyone know what time FLOTUS is speaking and if anyone is carrying it?

  75. June 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Oh yeah, they choose to focus on some-one who is productive as opposed to their own do- nothings who can only whinge,complain, throw blame, and report and stir up propaganda. And this is what they want for America?!

  76. June 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I hope Lis Smith heard this wrong because its just….just..OMG!

    • 261 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Someone needs to look into this statement…WTH does it even mean?

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/us/politics/how-harvard-shaped-mitt-romney.html?pagewanted=all

      A few years after Mitt Romney graduated from Harvard Business School, he returned to share a simple, timeworn lesson in an unusual way.

      Invited to give a presentation on balancing work and family, he began by telling students that they were like multinational corporations, recalled Clayton M. Christensen, who organized the event. “You have the same question as General Electric,” said Mr. Romney, then a young father and a management consultant. “Your resources are your time and talent. How are you going to deploy them?”

      He drew a chart called a growth-share matrix with little circles to represent various pursuits: work, family, church. Investing time in work delivered tangible returns like raises and profits.

      “Your children don’t pay any evidence of achievement for 20 years,” Mr. Romney said. But if students failed to invest sufficient time and energy in their spouses and children, their families could become “dogs” — consultant-speak for drags on the rest of the company — sucking energy, time and happiness out of the students. The presentation was a hit: Mr. Romney had proved the value of family time based not on emotion but on yield.

      That day, Mr. Romney was not only displaying his hallmark brand of almost comically analytical reasoning but also returning to the place where he first absorbed it. From 1971 to 1975, he simultaneously earned business and law degrees from Harvard.

      I’m sorry, but this man creeps me out more and more. Please note how he speaks of children. And surprise! Harvard Law degree!

    • 267 ChristiMTL
      June 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      I was just about to post it……..freaking sociopath,….I’ve never seen anything like this…ever…

      Here is his comments.

      ”I ask a number of people close to the area of subject to come in and present their views,” Romney said. “I like having debate. I like having two sides. I didn’t go to law school, I didn’t practice law, but I like the idea of arguing points back and forth and sorting through them, and being able to probe, in some cases you need to go back and get more information.”

      Info:

      Romney attended the prestigious Cranbrook School before receiving his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1971. He attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and received both a law degree and an M.B.A. in 1975.

      He needs some professional help,…..

    • June 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  77. 272 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/6/17/12759/9960

    I didn’t see Mitt Romney’s appearance this morning on Face the Nation but it appears that he refused to say whether he would or would not reverse Obama’s new immigration policy and refused several invitations to explain how he would pay for his tax cuts, going so far as to say that he has no intention of answering that question prior to standing for election. He also confirmed that he would not accept any budget deal that included tax increases even if they were accompanied by tens times as much in spending cuts. So, basically, he’s running as a Tea Party candidate who won’t share any of the details of how he’ll make people suffer. I think that’s going to present some problems for his campaign.

  78. 273 Liberal Librarian
    June 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  79. June 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  80. 276 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/24/us/politics/24romneydocs.html?ref=politics

    Mitt Romney’s notes from 1978 presentation to a Mormon student group at Harvard Business School…..

    • 277 desertflower
      June 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      I guess PEOPLE are a BUSINESS to Mitt

      Clayton Christensen’s notes from a 1978 presentation given by Mitt Romney to a Mormon student group at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Romney’s presentation focused on how best to allocate one’s limited personal resources (such as time, energy, spirituality and money) across the many “businesses” of life (such as family, church, profession and self).

  81. 278 forus50
    June 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Friggin’ useless reporter…

  82. 279 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    BRILLIANT!! Must see…getting any ideas 🙂

    • 280 0388jojothecat
      June 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      How sick is the american public that they don’t pay attention of important votes unless they are “tricked” into paying attention. If California did the same thing on Prop 8 gays rights or Prop 28 regarding the tax on cigerates, making the subject so vile like killing parents of gays because it’s all their fault or vote yes for Cancer….

  83. June 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Sweet email from Caroline Kennedy:

    I grew up in the White House. I remember as a small child visiting my father in the Oval Office while he worked.

    But really, we could have been growing up in any American home. We were just children, happy to see our dad — even if he was stepping out of a helicopter that had landed on our front lawn.

    That’s why, on Father’s Day, I’m thinking of Michelle Obama and the girls, and the time they’ll get to spend with the President as a family.

    I can appreciate how long the days can be — and how wonderful it feels to know that, no matter how full your father’s plate is, you’re the best part of his day and the most important part of his life.

    So I’m joining Michelle and others all around the country to wish the President a happy Father’s Day.

    As you acknowledge a special father figure in your own life, I hope you’ll join me by adding your name to tell Barack how much he means to all of us:

    http://my.barackobama.com/Fathers-Day

    Thanks, and happy Father’s Day to every dad out there.

    Caroline

    P.S. — I love this video of Michelle talking about Barack as a father — take a second for this today.

    • 283 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      That email from Caroline Kennedy is so nice. I’m sure President Obama and First Lady Michelle appreciate her kind words so much.

  84. June 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  85. 285 Tally
    June 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    RIghties Online (or whatever the fuck they’re calling it, is going on this weekend at the Adelson GOP Casino Venetian in LV. They’re really makign a sewer out of Twitter with some horrid shit.

    Let’s make ‪#RejectedRomneySlogans‬ trend. Get creative!

    https://twitter.com/Kevin_byDesign/status/214429729825095680

  86. June 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Updates are coming in:

    The official projection figures for the election have now been announced by Greece’s interior ministry. Greek pollster, Marika Lambrou, said this:

    There will be seven parties in the next parliament, as was the case on 6 May. There will be no upset in the order of the parties but there has been a “considerable increase” in the number of votes for the two leading parties.

    New Democracy will receive 29.53% of the vote, equivalent to 128 seats.
    Syriza will receive 27.12% – 72 seats.
    Pasok will receive 12.2% – 23 seats.
    Independent Greeks will receive 7.56% – 20 seats.
    Golden Dawn will receive 6.95% – 18 seats.
    Democratic Left will receive 6.23% – 17 seats.
    Greek Communist Party will receive 4.47% – 12 seats.

    Lambrou said that the figures were unlikely to change but there would be continual flow of results as they arrive.

    AND this from the BBC:

    The Socialist Party of France’s President Francois Hollande has won enough seats in parliament to form an absolute majority, according to exit polls obtained by the AFP news agency.

    The exit polls suggested the party and its allies would take more than 312 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly.

    If confirmed, it means the Socialists will not have to rely on support from either the Greens or the far-left.

    It gives the president strong backing as he seeks measures to boost growth.

    Mr Hollande has promised to hire more public workers and to refocus EU fiscal efforts away from their emphasis on austerity.

    Sunday’s vote was the second round of a two-part parliamentary election.

    • June 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Meta if these results hold what’s the impact going to be?

      • June 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

        Greece’s participation in the EU will continue.

        Samaras just made his speech, summarized in this way:

        His party would honour commitments to the EU.
        It was a victory for all Europe.
        A call for all political parties that share objectives to form government.
        Sacrifices of Greek people will be reflected.
        Determined to do what it takes and do it fast.

  87. 296 Tally
    June 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    All Tweeps – please keep tweeting about these – that’s the power of twitter: to MAKE The MSM talk about it. But it takes EVERYONE>

  88. 301 COS
    June 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    OSU website where Michelle will be speaking at 3:30 today.

    http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/

  89. June 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    HAHA! More EPIC FAIL on that stupid bus tour.

    HEADLINE: Romney cuts Newark visit short

    // NEWARK — Under a chorus of “Go home Romney” from a couple dozen protestors, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney cut his stump speech nearly in half in his visit to this Licking County seat.

    A sun-drenched crowd in this city’s town square welcomed the second stop on Romney’s “Every Town Counts” bus tour, a five-state effort that began Friday in New Hampshire. After stops in Pennsylvania Saturday and three in Ohio today, the candidate heads to Wisconisn, Iowa and Michigan. //

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/17/romney-cuts-newark-visit-short/

  90. 306 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Any TODobot in NV?

  91. 307 Tally
    June 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  92. June 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  93. 310 Tally
    June 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  94. 314 socasweet
    June 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Is the 3.30pm time for FLOTUS ‘ speech ET

  95. June 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    We’re launching a brand new project to make sure members of the Rising American Electorate are registered and vote in November. Our programmers have built a brand-new calling tool to register thousands of new voters. Can you spend 15 minutes reminding people to register?

    Register voters!
    Great news! Approximately 1 million young people will have their dreams restored thanks to President Obama’s new executive order protecting the rights of undocumented DREAMers.3
    Dear MoveOn member,

    Can you call Debra? She lives in Ohio and she just moved—we need to help her register to vote at her new address. And John just turned 18—he needs a call about registering in Minnesota. And Lucía is a young woman from a community in Florida where registration rates are low.

    Debra is part of the Rising American Electorate—the young people, unmarried women, and people of color who make up more than half of our nation’s voting population. Except 42% of them aren’t registered to vote.1 Like Debra.

    I know you don’t know Debra, and its uncomfortable to call someone you don’t know. But it matters, because this election matters.

    Here’s our strategy, and a simple but real way you can make a difference:

    We’re launching a big, new, ambitious project to ensure that the “Rising American Electorate”—the unmarried women, young people and people of color Republicans want to prevent from voting—are registered and make it to the polls this November. These voters came out in record numbers in 2008, and we could lose this election without them.

    Millions of voter registration forms are being mailed to people in these key demographics. The forms are arriving in their mailboxes as I write this. Today, it’s as easy as it will ever possibly be for these folks to register. But in another week many of them will have misplaced the form, and we’ll have missed this opportunity. Can you take 15 minutes to call and remind them to register?

    Yes, I can make calls to help register people to vote.

    Sorry, I can’t.

    Registering voters could be the key to countless races this year, top to bottom. Young people, unmarried women, and people of color—the Rising American Electorate—make up more than half of our nation’s voting population, but nearly half of them aren’t registered to vote.2 

    That’s why we are calling thousands of unregistered potential voters like Debra, John and Maria and asking them to return the voter registration form that was just mailed them. We will follow up with these newly registered voters in the fall and make sure they head to the polls, no matter how hard the right-wing tries to stop them. Our tech team has been hard at work building a cutting edge calling system, and we have developed a rigorous testing program to optimize our effectiveness. 

    This could be the most important thing we can do together this election—and for the future of the progressive movement. And it starts right now with you picking up the phone and spending 15 minutes calling people to make sure they register to vote.

    Yes, I can make calls to help register people to vote.

    Sorry, I can’t.

    Thanks for all you do.

    –Julia, Victoria, Emily, Elena, and the rest of the team

    Sources:

    1. “The Rising American Electorate,” The Voter Participation Center, accessed June 15, 2012
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=276448&id=43933-19498989-wAM0eCx&t=6

    2. Ibid.

    3. “U.S. Will Give Immunity to Some Young Illegal Migrants,” The New York Times, June 15, 2012
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=276449&id=43933-19498989-wAM0eCx&t=8

  96. June 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  97. June 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Melanie is having an argument with the other side. She works for DNC. OMG!

    • June 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      I’ve been seeing them in her TL. I sort of wish people didn’t feel the need to RT their ugly followers but I get why she’s doing it. The RWNJs are vile cretins.

  98. June 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Meanwhile, in Egypt, the polls have closed and the latest reports indicate very low voter turnout. This spells lots of trouble ahead; whoever wins will have very little credibility. This is tragic after what they have been through.

  99. June 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Late to the ‘party.’ Happy Father’s Day to all and especially our dear President.

    Must share a small portion of our sermon today. It was mainly to the father’s, but both parents too. The very first point talked about was ****Must teach your children INTEGRITY–a firm adherence to a code for living. He also talked about CHARACTER–who you are when no one is looking. He stressed what Jesus said: Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Then, he said INCONSISTENCY is not a path to success. Can you guess who I was thinking about the entire time?????!!!!!

  100. 327 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Built to last = Pres O

  101. June 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    So, Romney will probably get a lot of press during the Olympics, both because of his past and his horse making the cut. Do you think this helps or hurts him? Or maybe it’s a wash.

    • June 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      NBC will be lobbied hard from the Robney Camp.
      Would not be surprised to se a Free interview one of the Nights, from the both of them!

    • 330 itgurl_29
      June 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      If the msm tries to bring politics into the Olympics to boost Romney, it will hurt him. People don’t watch the Olympics to get some political propaganda shoved down their throats. I really hope the msm are planning to use it to help Romney. Because it will backfire. Big time.

    • 333 lisalovesobama
      June 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      A great majority of the people whose votes really matter are middle class independents who don’t know apeshit about “dressage.” that’s not an American sport. It’s rich people hoity toity crap. If Willard wasn’t the Repukes’ last “Great White Hope,” his ass would be grass cause they’d all be making fun of him and his “European/fancy highfalutin” crap.

      • 334 miss pat
        June 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        You are so right. Dressage and polo are rich people’s sports.. I grew up watching them riding a horse and trying to shoot a ball in the hot sun.

    • 335 Bill
      June 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I think it hurts. Horse ballet is not one of the major Olympic sports, Willard and Mrs. Willard are the owners not the partcipants, and Colbert and Letterman will make fun of it.

  102. June 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Very, very cool:

  103. June 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    • 340 susanne
      June 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      love it– the transportation bill is a jobs bill, it is an infrastructure bill, and it is a modernize america for world competition bill.

    • 341 anniebella
      June 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      America use to be the leader in things such as this, but thanks to the Republicans we are falling behind in lots of things.And it is ashame.

  104. June 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

  105. June 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    AJE:

    Germany is ready to discuss giving Greece more time to attain the objectives under its EU-IMF bailout agreement, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Sunday.

    “There cannot be substantial changes in the engagements” undertaken by Greece in the bailout deal. “But I can imagine we discuss again a delay” in achieving the targets, he said on Germany’s ARD public television.

  106. 345 Cha
    June 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    “Shades of Sarah Palin as Mitt Romney Bombs On Face The Nation”

    ” Even with Bob Schieffer being as gentle as only the corporate media can, there is no escaping the conclusion that Mitt Romney bombed his first non-Fox Sunday morning interview.

    This interview went wrong in so many ways.”

    Jason Easley deconstructs willard striking out with soft balls..
    http://www.politicususa.com/shades-sarah-palin-mitt-romney-bombs-cbs-interview.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+politicususa%2FfJAl+%28Politicus+USA+%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

  107. 348 desertflower
    June 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Found this comment over on TPM in response to Romney twisting and turning on immigration. Thought it was right on.

    David Johnson · Top Commenter
    This is only the second of many of Obama’s many “pitches” to the Republican batters at the plate, which will force Republican candidates to dance around while trying to get to first base with minorities and with women. Expect several more pitches before the election, maybe next will be something about Medicare for disabled people under 65, and another for homeowners who need to get a 2% mortgage to stay afloat. There’s more tricks up the Obama sleeve. Former Governor Mittens Rob-me will be on the ropes before the first debate with Obama, twisting and turning in the wind of his etch-a-sketch moments and his various videotaped quotes from 1994 to 2012.
    Reply · · about an hour ago

  108. 349 idon
    June 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama’s Father’s Day message demonstrates the meaning of REAL FAMILY VALUES. PBO wants the best for all children and their families. Beautiful message.


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