Charles Pierce: ‘Fast & Spurious’

Charles Pierce: Well, we seem to have a real rage-gasm on our hands now. The president has gone and said the conjuring words, “executive privilege,” thereby presuming to do something once that the previous president did four times in a month back in 2007. And, as we know, for some odd reason – Ooh, ooh, I know! Ask me! – whenever this president does something that other presidents have done, it is a constitutional outrage of biblical proportions.

…. Expect to hear a lot of this, but do not expect to hear much about how horrified they all were when the previous administration invoked the same privilege to monkey-wrench an investigation into how thoroughly they’d politicized the DOJ.

(Please, someone explain to me that whatever is in those documents that the Congress so desperately wants could possibly be anything more than how this administration made the mistake of signing onto a policy idea promoted by the previous gang of idiots….)

….If this is more evidence that the president has tumbled to the fact that his political enemies are completely unappeasable, well, that penny took god’s own time to drop, but I’m glad it did. They want Eric Holder’s head on a stick. They should be told, repeatedly, where that stick should be stored.

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354 Responses to “Charles Pierce: ‘Fast & Spurious’”

  1. 5 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Just imagine ….

    Hi CTGirl!


  2. 12 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Inquiring minds …


  3. 13 desertflower
    June 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/06/not-an-impeachment-but-this-will-do-2.html good little rundown…and all the things that R’s are holding up…

  4. 14 Liberal Librarian
    June 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Chips, here’s Milt Shook’s article on Twitter bullies and trolls. It’s a good read.


    • June 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Ah, excellent LL – the key six words: ‘Ignoring them takes away their power.’ And, of course, drives them nuts.

      • 16 Liberal Librarian
        June 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        I’m more than willing to engage with a sincerely undecided person who is asking valid questions in a non-bullying way. But I’ve come across only one so far; everyone else is a schmuck.

        • June 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

          My experience too LL, and I don’t mean to be unkind ….. well, I do ….. but the spelling in just about every Wingnut tweet I receive is, well, 😯

      • 18 desertflower
        June 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Randi spoke about the bullies today on her show…she said this, but to also take away their power and make them irrelevant for generations. VOTE THEM OUT AND SHUT THEM DOWN!

        • June 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm


          + 1,000,000,000,000,000!

          • 20 daisydem
            June 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

            Yes, and you know, I think maybe we are approaching the day when we will need to take to the streets .. spill out into the streets, and march on Washington, if we have to. I am sick of this.

        • 22 nathkatun7
          June 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

          That’s it! Just Imagine the state our country and the economy would be in if Nancy Pelosi was still the Speaker.

          • 24 jackiegrumbacher
            June 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm

            It’s sad to think about Nath because the economy would be humming along, our bridges and roads would be repaired, we’d have pro-women legislation rather than a congressional war on American women and the Congress of the United States wouldn’t be bogged down in perpetual stupidity. Let’s do everything in our power to being Nancy back in November.

  5. June 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Charles always finds a way to just say it.

  6. June 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  7. 28 Zekke LyDonna
    June 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    GOP LIE: Top 10% provide 70% of Fed revenue. FACT: They provide 70% of FEDERAL INCOME Tax. FedIncTax only 40% of FedRevenue

  8. June 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    When the T Party folks didn’t like the ACA, big money paid for buses to go to D.C. When MLK spoke his DREAM speech, people got there by hook or by crook, and more than a million came.

    It is time to do that again – to organize and rally people to go to Washington before the election. We must find a more powerful way to make our voices and feelings heard. The things that are happening now are too serious, too dangerous…Somehow, We the People must find a way to hold these people and their actions accountable.

  9. June 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    While I roll my eyes –

    Broken, Not Broken
    by BooMan
    Wed Jun 20th, 2012 at 05:24:29 PM EST

    Now that she’s retiring, Olympia Snowe suddenly realizes that her Republican colleagues are behaving like two year-olds?


    • 33 anniebella
      June 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      No pat on the back for Senator Snowe, because alot of times she went along with those two year olds.

      • 34 Pamela
        June 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm

        She could still do some good, to outweigh the stupid one-sidedness she has endorsed, before she steps down. If her conscious were to wake. Se could still save her Soul. (maybe)

        • 35 jacquelineoboomer
          June 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

          Yes. (Maybe.)

        • 36 57andfemale
          June 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

          What an effing fraud. She votes with them all the time. She either believes in their treasonous obstruction or she doesn’t.

          I don’t give a damn what she says, I see how she votes. She’s a coward and a liar.

          She’s a Republican.

  10. 37 utaustinliberal
    June 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Love this line from the Pierce piece. “They want Eric Holder’s head on a stick. They should be told, repeatedly, where that stick should be stored.” Yup…..where the sun don’t shine.

    • 38 anniebella
      June 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      I hope and pray Mr. Holder don’t give up. Fight against those radical right wing terrorists.

  11. 39 vitaminlover
    June 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    This situation with Attorney General Holder will be contended with and he will be exonorated. This silliness and pettiness and total ignorance concerning this entire situation will be stopped. Bravo, President Obama for using your Executive Privelege. Please do so again, sir at your will. You will be finding more and more of you political constituents truly do have your back.

  12. June 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    From Sully –

    Let’s call this what it is: the most fiscally reckless campaign since, well, Bush’s in 2004. How can a candidate seriously run for office on cutting the debt and not show us how his sums add up?


  13. 45 Liberal Librarian
    June 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    More information on “Wide Reciever”: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-guns-that-got-away-11172011.html

    Sent it to the libertarian saying “Bush never killed anyone” and blocked him. No time for schmucks.

  14. June 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Some people are mighty upset about that Bloomberg Poll. Interestingly, when outlier “NEGATIVE for Obama” polls are used in the MSM – nary a peep from the likes of Lil’ Nate and Ezra Klein!

    • 47 utaustinliberal
      June 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      The media makes itself even more of a mockery when they can’t resist imparting more negative news about PBO even when the evidence is clearly to the contrary. Minorities were not oversampled in the poll. Bloomberg followed the recipe of the last major polls that came out about PBO and Romney. They sampled 32% of minorities and 67% of whites yet PBO still came out on top. People like Nate make me sick. They’ll never rest until they’ve done their daily bash Pres. Obama schtick.

      • June 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

        UT, a very belated salute to you for your Twitter work today (well, every day) – beyond flippin’ magnificent 😉

      • 50 Zekke LyDonna
        June 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Also, too, I understand they polled ‘likely’ voters. TeeHee.

      • 52 EricFive
        June 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        The MSM is really becoming so OBVIOUS with its anti-PBO bias that more and more people are catching on to their game. More and more people are wondering why EVERYTHING (even favorable polls) has to be “bad news for PBO”. Propaganda loses its effectiveness when its targets see it for what it is. The MSM has no credibilty and without credibility “news” becomes merely noise. I bet Mitt/MSM’s internal polls are pretty close to this Bloomberg poll. That would explain the full scale anti-PBO freakout we have been witnessing the past few weeks.

        • 53 jackiegrumbacher
          June 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

          Eric, I truly think you’re right. The vast majority of people don’t follow the ins and outs of news stories and could care less what pundits say. Those who do watch are, as you said, catching on to the over-the top, blatant, in-your face right wing bias that comes from their tvs. The more sensible among us turned them all off a long time age.

        • 54 theo67
          June 21, 2012 at 2:56 am

          I love this statement: “The MSM has no credibilty and without credibility “news” becomes merely noise”. I’ve found myself tuning out the news and turning to a music station on my drive home (with a sigh of relief each time), desperate to get home and check TOD to find out what’s actually happening in the world. The MSM really does feel like noise – and it’s wonderful to tune them out. They’re worthless.

    • 55 anniebella
      June 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      We know that the media is full of alot of crap. When there is a poll which has Mitt close or in the lead, the media don’t question who they talk too, how many whites, blacks, or browns were questions, how many Republicans or Democrats? They just accept it as fact and run with it on the news all day.

      • June 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

        Thank you annie, and that’s exactly my point to dishonest little Nate. The other day, a CBS/NYT OUTLIER poll came out showing PBO way down at only 41% approval – and we were all in disbelief because the crosstabs were skewed. Little Nate jumped to defend the poll – didn’t have any problem with it. When he could no longer defend it and was literally drowned out on Twitter by intelligent folks who weren’t buying any of the crap that he was peddling, he started saying, well the polls are just “noisy.” But he said NOTHING about the MSM who ran with that same crappy poll all day from Morning Joke, to Midnight Bloke. He said not a word of disapproval!

        • 57 EricFive
          June 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

          It is the job of Nate and the other MSM pundits to get Mitt elected President. This is why they dispute polls favoring PBO and tout clear outlier polls favoring Mitt. Polls favoring PBO mean that they are not being effective in their job of spewing anti-PBO propaganda . If their propaganda is losing its effectiveness, they lose their value to their corporate masters and risk losing their JOBS.

  15. 58 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    seriously? I know Miche is just so wonderful and approachable that you feel that you can say and do anything with her, but seriously, baldy? Seriously? What are you doing? NO. She doesn’t know where that thing’s been! Plus, you don’t mess with a black woman’s relaxer, I don’t care if she is Michelle Obama. 😐



    • 66 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      These #NEWSTAINERS are such a joke. On Monday, mid-day, on SCOTUS blog they announced the next round of decisions on argued cases would be tomorrow. So, yes, it could be tomorrow, or not, duh, Trib, duh! They truly are still in the 19th Century.


    • 67 lisalovesobama
      June 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      ugh! I’m so nervous. I just want it to all be over.

  16. June 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign fended off questions on immigration policy on Wednesday as the Republican challenger scrambled for a response five days after President Barack Obama’s relaxation of immigration policy drew accolades from Hispanic voters.

    Questions on the Republican challenger’s position on immigration dominated a campaign conference call Wednesday that was supposed to be about the economy. The call was cut off early after what a Romney staffer said were “off-topic” questions.


  17. 70 Zekke LyDonna
    June 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    So, when #MittTheLiar says he and #BethMeyers are the ‘ONLY’ ones who know who is being vetted for VP, he’s not including ALL the people requesting financials and doing research?

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Yes, that’s right. He’s leaving some of the dozens of people involved out of his response. You know, like how he got his nickname #MittTheLiar.

    • June 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Yes, it’s just him and Beth doing all the research and administrative work. LIAR.

  18. 73 Ladyhawke
    June 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Republicans Outraged as America Ignores Their Sham Eric Holder Contempt Vote

    By: Jason Easley


    The House Oversight Committee found Holder in contempt without even seeing the evidence that they claimed was essential. That is how much of a rigged game this was.

    The whole investigation has been nothing, but a giant political con. Republicans are desperate for a scandal to attach to Obama, but they have been so shallow and transparent in their tactics that everyone knows what they are up to.

    It isn’t working. No one cares, but Issa’s political fishing trip will continue to waste taxpayer dollars until the November election.

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But the only smoke being generated here is coming from the tax dollars being burned by Issa and his desperate band of partisan hacks.



  19. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    June 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    please send a note of support for AG Holder to the DOJ and White House – of course do not forget to pass on a few choice words to that corrupt racist moron issa

  20. June 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

  21. June 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    “The black man is America’s modern Dionysus.”
    “Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence” by Barry Spector (2010), p. 307.

    This is an excellent book I’m reading. It examines the metaphors, history, and mythology of the United States, primarily utilizing “The Bacchae” from Euripides. The book focuses on America’s Calvinism/Puritanism and its Opportunism, a strange and toxic combination. Two streams of thought are particulary considered, the paranoid (Calvinism/Puritanism) and the predatory (opportunistic capitalism) imaginations.

    The book has been quite relevant to current events in the country, particularly as related to Obama and changing demographics in the nation. Dionysus often represents the “Other” — and in America that has been the experience of Native Americans, blacks, Muslims, etc., etc. The old white Puritan patriarchy is battling the “Other” to its utmost at the present time.

    • 82 carolyn
      June 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Yes, we are seeing the last frantic, mean, hateful gasps of the white Puritan patriarchy that is exemplified by the persecutors of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. They are like cornered animals, striking out at everyone, because they KNOW demographically and realistically, their hold on all the centers of power is slipping. They can’t stand it. They will demonize and try to destroy until their last breaths. To see anyone with any color in his skin in a position of power does something to them most of us cannot even imagine. They are totally off the tracks. However……they will not win. They ARE on the wrong side of history. History moves, it won’t stop for them. I a so glad to see women waking up. And, do you notice, when women work together, we are of all ages and all colors? We can unite.
      I’m going to get this book…..it sounds intriguing. Thanks for bringing it to the blog.

      • 83 0388jojothecat
        June 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

        America sadly has a history of demonizing the first “minority” that achieves in areas that these folks never achieved before…..baseball, mayors, senators, golf, quarterback, now President and Attorney General.

      • June 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        The interesting thing to me is this last frantic hateful grasp only affects some white people and not others, and why. It’s basically Repubs vs. Dems again, I guess. There are plenty of white people who support Obama—millions—-from all income levels including the top, more likely to be college educated, but Repubs have those same demographics too. I just wonder why some can progress and are not afraid of change and others are absolutely terrified by it, become deranged by it. Different ways our brains are wired or upbringing or what? Why such insecurity in some?

        • 85 Zekke LyDonna
          June 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          Decent people cannot justify voting REPUBLICAN in the coming election. I don’t care how much DENIAL you practice. I do believe MOST of the people in this country, in most countries, are Decent, law-abiding people, who don’t live in bigotry and hatred.

          • June 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

            Totally agree with you. Anyone still calling themselves a Republican after these three years of hate-mongering, time and money wasting, lies, disrespect, setting a bad example for kids, denial of facts and science and the truth… There’s just no excuse. Birds of a feather, and all that…

        • 87 Walking_on_ Sunshine
          June 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm

          Fear. They live in fear. They also do not want to share outside of their own ethnic group. This is why they believe in charity over social programs. Because they can pick and choose who receives it. I hear things because I am white. I don’t mind ratting them out. The things I hear give me the creeps. But there are plenty of white people who support the President. It’s that feeling of hope and admiration you get from seeing someone rise above the hate and win against all the odds by the force of their own brilliance. He unleashes hope and energy in others. This is why they hate him. Because of the power he has to inspire.

          • 88 Lb4Obama
            June 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm

            NAIL ON HEAD!

          • 89 theo67
            June 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

            I think more white people need to rise up and declare that the GOP may think they’re the party of white people, but they don’t speak for all white people.

            On a sort of related note: I heard on the radio tonight that the Catholic bishops are launching a two week campaign against President Obama and the health care law. They claim they didn’t seek out the fight, but the fight has been brought to them. The report also said that Democratic Catholics are hearing more and more partisan nonsense in church themselves, and one person even claimed to hear a man lean over during a particularly heated exchange and declare that they’ve even seen Democratic bumper stickers in the parking lot, and it’s those people who are responsible for everyrthing that’s happening (whatever that is).

            • 90 Walking_on_ Sunshine
              June 21, 2012 at 1:21 am

              Many have risen up. That’s how PBO got elected in 2008. But we were not prepared for the backlash. I admit I did not think they would get as ugly as this. I knew there would be some crazies but did not expect to see them gain traction the way the birthers did. And I didn’t expect the far left to be such crybabies. It’s amazing the President is polling as high as he is when he is being criticized from right and left.

              As for the Catholic bishops. Won’t this be settled by SCOTUS soon so what’s the point of their campaign? I’m not Catholic so forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t the Vatican in favor of healthcare for all? Aren’t these Bishops defying Rome on this one? Care of the sick is a part of Christian doctrine. How did Christians ever get to this point? I think there is more to this than just racism because they did the same thing to Hillary Clinton. There has been decades of brainwashing by the RW media jocks pushing the agenda for the Insurance industry and drug companies.

              While we are on the subject and I’m waxing lyrical. The whole ball of wax seems to me to be a matter of the 1% (now we have a convenient term for them) stirring up racial divides aided and abetted by the media. Keeping the “little people” blaming each other for their problems. It prevents us seeing the real culprits. The difference I think is that right leaning people tend to think that once you’ve found someone to blame you can forget about the problem. Whereas, left leaning people look for ways to solve the problem. Blame doesn’t fix anything.

              Democratic bumper stickers….in the church parking lot…….how shocking!!!!!

              I’m going to bed now. Praying for a humane and decent decision from the Supreme Court. This should be a no-brainer in the 21st Century.

          • 91 Zekke LyDonna
            June 21, 2012 at 2:45 am

            This is a nice little nugget of information. I know there is a lot of fear about how the country is changing (yes, change, the thing people keep saying has not happened), but sometimes the nuance is missing from the conversation. Thanks

        • 92 Pamela
          June 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

          This question is usually a salient point in determining consciousness. What is consciousness? The human quality of awareness which seeks to widen its comprehension of the world we live in by looking at a bigger picture, a longer view, a philosophy of inclusion…a state of being which moves one away from being the center of the Universe, to becoming a dynamic and energetic part of a Whole. This is my own definition, not a dictionary quote. We are greater together.

    • 93 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      pickle48 – Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the recommendation!

  22. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    June 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    the right wingers are attacking the AG for two main reasons (a) he is challenging them on voter supression (b) they cannot stand ANY black person or ANY minority who holds a position of power and does so with class.

    • 95 Zekke LyDonna
      June 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      It’s all smoke and mirrors. They are trying to get us to take our eye off the ball. State Congressional races, U.S. House and Senate races are their TARGET. We better be ready.

  23. 96 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    We all know that Speaker Pelosi has expressed confidence that SCOTUS will uphold ACA by 6-3 margin:


    Note the date – 15 June 2012

    We have been informed on the SCOTUS blog that next round of decisions is tomorrow, 21 June 2012

    We know how scuzzy certain members of SCOTUS are – certainly scuzzy enough to leak to the #KOCHSTERS in Congress, among others.

    Perhaps the sudden urgency of the ‘fast and spurious’ contempt nonsense is correlated, i.e., create as big a distraction, spanning the next week, as they could engineer in short order.

    Perhaps … just some idle thoughts …


    • 97 Liberal Librarian
      June 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      You have a devious mind, Bob.

      • 98 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

        Most definitely, my friend, LL 😀 😀 😀

        Just a little lite entertainment as we move into the evening here at TODville …


  24. 99 utaustinliberal
    June 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

  25. June 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    “The moral arc of the universe is long, but bends towards justice.” INDEED.

  26. June 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    OT, but I thought this was an interesting concept. Panera opens a “pay what you can” cafe in the Lakeview area of Chicago. Those who can are asked to donate more, those who are short can pay less, or not at all. Gives some dignity to those who are down on their luck, the opportunity to eat out in a nice setting. Has been successful in other locations.

  27. 104 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Those #KOCHSTER dudes do get an A for consistency ….


  28. 105 Liberal Librarian
    June 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  29. 107 ChristiMTL
    June 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I’m watching Ed but I didn’t understand what Jonathan Alter was saying…….he said that after the vote, they can handcuff AG Holder on the spot and put him in jail? Did I hear right?

    • June 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      He also said that this would be an extreme, and unprecedented action that would ultimately HURT the Rethugs if they did it.

      The optics of the first Black AG being handcuffed for no damn good reason would put America right back to where it was in 1960. I don’t think the Republican party wants to be stained with that legacy of putting 2012 America back in the pre-Civil rights era – while the whole world is watching.

      • 109 lisalovesobama
        June 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        I wouldn’t put it past them. Our AAA rating got downgraded because of these assholes. Our unemployment rate could have been 7.1 instead 8.2 because of these assholes. These fuckwits will tear this country down and kill everyone in it in order to hurt PBO. don’t be surprised if Holder is jailed next week. Fucking shitfreaks.

        • June 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

          The AAA downgrading is still not on the same level as this. Holder will not be jailed next week.

          • 111 lisalovesobama
            June 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

            From your finger tips to God’s ear.

          • 112 0388jojothecat
            June 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

            Did you hear what Alter told Ed? “Nancy Pelosi said she could have arrested Karl Rove but she didn’t” I bet she’s sorry she didn’t do that….although Faux Noise was doing a good job in demonizing Ms Pelosi at the time so it probably would have not gone well. Although I think most people (Dems, Indies, and some R’s) hates Rove.

    • 114 lisalovesobama
      June 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Yes. Apparently being charged with contempt can get you locked up. I think it’s like in the movies where a lawyer is found in contempt of court and the judge locks them up for a few days and they pay fines. I think of it that way, but I don’t know if Holder would have to pay a fine.

  30. 117 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    So apparently, Orange Juilus can arrest AG Holder after voting next week. That fuckwit! Is he for real? He better not pull that bullshit or shit’s gonna hit the mofoing fan. Fucking a-hole!!

    • 118 ChristiMTL
      June 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Ok now you confirm it lisa, I wasn’t sure I heard right……..I’m horrified, …..that’s insane……I can just imagine the image that will go around the globe……AG Holder handcuffed……smh

    • June 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      They won’t do it lisa. That would just about guarantee that they lose the Presidency, the house AND the senate in November 2012. Not to mention the SHAME that America would bear around the entire world.

      • 120 ChristiMTL
        June 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        I’m not sure about that Hope…..how many things have they done that was ”unprecedented”….it’s not a political party, …it’s a bunch of far right extremists….they control the media….they know they can get away with everything…..John Boener is so weak that nothing would surprise me.

        • 121 lisalovesobama
          June 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

          AMEN. These bastards need to go.

        • June 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

          Christi – I do believe that this is a little different. The optics of the first Black AG in handcuffs while Bush people are walking free is going to be more than just GOP business as usual. This is an election year, and people are tuning to politics more and more. This AG has done a lot of GOOD things and people are not going stand idly by and allow him to be lynched by the KKK in congress.

          “they know they can get away with everything.” No they can’t, and they WON’T.

      • 123 itgurl_29
        June 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        They are so blinded by hate, they don’t think logically. Everything they’ve done to Holder thus far has hurt them, and it hasn’t stopped them. They are rabid racists, scared to death as white supremacy crumbles all around them. I would not be surprised if they actually arrested Holder.

        • 124 lisalovesobama
          June 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

          They better not arrest him because if they do, I have visions of the NAACP and Rev Al organizing a march. Can you imagine all the organization and people marching on Capitol Hill screaming racism? Boy oh boy. Fuckwit Issa will get more coverage than his stink ass bargained for. Go ahead, bitch. Make our day. 😡

        • June 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

          Totally agree. Put NOTHING past the because they are BLINDED by pure and intense HATE!

          • June 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

            Their hatred is blinding them so much that they are unknowingly walking straight into fire and will be burnt to the ground soon, but Holder will not be arrested next week.

      • 128 0388jojothecat
        June 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        These GOTP have NO SHAME. Newt Gingrich said they SHOULD arrest AG Holder, however, he had the good sense to read the political tea leaves and back down. I would not put it past these teanutters to arrest the AG.

    • 129 theo67
      June 21, 2012 at 12:21 am

      So Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, George Bush are all comfy in their homes after lying this country into an illegal war, costing the lives of 5000 soldiers and countless other Iraqi nationals, torturing and imprisoning hundreds (and not even confirming their arrest for years, including two teen boys), eradicating habeus corpus, causing the economic collapse – but they want to arrest Eric Holder for stopping an unfortunate program and some scurrilous activities? Really?

      • 130 57andfemale
        June 21, 2012 at 12:58 am

        And outing a CIA agent , destroying her covert organization. We will never know how many died and what a blow it struck.

        Treason. And the SCOTUS started it in Bush v. Gore.

  31. June 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    The Obama campaign spent more money than it raised in May, but is sitting on $110 million in cash, according to a Federal Election Commission filing on Wednesday.

    Obama for America raised $39.1 million in May and spent $44.6 million. The $39.1 million makes up part of the $60 million, announced earlier this month, that the campaign raised jointly with the Democratic National Committee.


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  34. June 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Romney senior adviser forced to spin Bloomberg Poll-


    Ha! How dies He like it?

  35. 139 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Some bitch on Ed’s show said Holder is “sloppy” and not competent. Asshole. Who the fuck is this shitfaced shit?

    • June 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      I heard that. . . did not get his name so I could not tweet @edshow. Alter was another! I am really getting to hate watching these shows!

      • 141 EricFive
        June 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Recognize the game being played. All of these “media personalities” are bought and paid for shills for the GOP. This is true left, right and center. Don’t let the b.s. upset you. I choose not to watch this propaganda. If you choose to continue watching it, just realize their agenda and who signs their paychecks (i.e., take what they say with a HUGE grain of salt).

    • 142 EricFive
      June 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      He must have Holder confused with Alberto Gonzalez.

  36. June 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Paging Bobby Jindal…

  37. 145 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Ed says Howard Dean wants the individual mandate to be struck down……………… After looking back on this thread and realizing how often I’ve used curse words, I shall refrain from typing what I think of that failed asshole presidential candidate who will never be president.

    • June 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      If I remember correctly, it was the same Dean who wanted the HCR bill “killed” at one point.

      • 147 lisalovesobama
        June 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        Howard Dean is like herpes, you can’t get rid of that shit.

      • 148 0388jojothecat
        June 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        Yep. Then he had to back off of that because he KNEW that was the best we could get and if we killed HCR we would not get it at all. At least with PBO we can build on getting a public option than with NO HCR bill. Dumbasses, you would think that these people knew history. We could have had a HCR bill during Nixon’s time but Ted Kennedy did not get all that he wanted so it died…..we had to wait over 30 years to get this close and the DEMs almost blew it.

  38. 149 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Conan O’brien will have all 5 of the Willbot’s podkids on his show. That should be soooo much fun! Willbot 1 through 5 should help boost Conan’s ratings. 🙄

  39. 155 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    PBO beating mehmney 10 to 1 (34 K to 3.2 K) in new followers in past 24 hours.

  40. 156 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  41. 157 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  42. 158 ChristiMTL
    June 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Oh good grief…watching Rachel….I didn’t know there was a link between the witchhunt and the ”break their windows” lunatic …it’s very informative….. sick!….

    • 159 desertflower
      June 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Amazing. I watched that too….FOX has him on and calls him an “online journalist” WTF?! Michael Vanderboegh. That was the “break their windows” guy…who then got the ears of Jeff Sessions and Grassley to push out this conspiracy theory that his crazy assed pea sized brain cooked up about the 2nd Amendment….and these elected RW representatives ALL BOUGHT IN. Throw in the other nutbag from the NRA, and WOW! There you go! One of the disturbing things that RM said tonight was that the NRA told the committee that they were going to score this vote on the contempt charges. In other words, if you wanted a good “score” for the values that the NRA holds dear, and you want their money and backing…you had BETTER vote to charge AG Holder with contempt. NO PROBLEM THERE!


      • 160 ChristiMTL
        June 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        No way, they call him an online journalist??? ……RW media is the worst thing ever

        • 161 desertflower
          June 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

          Yes, Mike “throw a brick through the window” was listed as an “online journalist” on FOX…it was right under his name…Rachel showed it on her show…he’s a freaking militia member/conspiracy theorist with a blog! That’s what passes for being a “journalist” on FOX!

      • 162 theo67
        June 21, 2012 at 3:04 am

        What’s even scarier is these crazy people in the GOP are members of the United States Congress – and they make decisions that affect the whole world. It make me furious.

  43. 163 sabreen60
    June 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Issa is a crook and thug – car thief, arsonist, illegal gun having mofo. I was livid and have been at the treatment of Eric Holder. Did anyone see Representative Elijah E. Cummings? He looked so sad and hurt that he’s having to witness this travesty.

  44. 165 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Ha! Gettin’ out the vote!

    My friend/our fellow TODer canadabarb4obama called me tonight “from the side of the highway,” after she had crossed back over into Canada following a brief trip to the U.S. She asked me to post this! Barb ran into (not literally) three gentleman in a van with an Illinois license plate, and they all got into a conversation. Barb asked where they were heading, and they said Alaska. They then asked her (seriously), “Do you have gas stations here?” (She said she thought maybe they had expected everyone in Canada to be wearing big furs, heading for their igloos – she gets this type of question a lot!) Anyway, before they all parted, Barb told them, “Vote for Obama in November!” After they smiled, she told them again, “No, I’m not kidding! Vote for Obama in November!”

    I thanked her for getting out the vote in British Columbia! Think I’ll send her another well-deserved Obama sticker!!!!

    • 167 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Love it. 😛

    • 168 theo67
      June 21, 2012 at 3:08 am

      They asked if there are gas stations in Canada? What do they think the Keystone pipeline is going to be carrying? Who do they think is the largest exporter of oil to the United States? Do they realize that Canada is only second to Saudi Arabia in terms of oil reserves? And they asked about gas stations?! Yikes.

      • 169 jacquelineoboomer
        June 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        Which is probably why canadabarb4obama had to tell ’em twice to vote for President Obama in November!

  45. 170 LOL
    June 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Perhaps I am way too emotional right now but this picture brought me to tears


    This is a shot of the crowd at the Michelle’s rally today. This is what we are fighting for….young, old, black, latino, white, veteran. This is what America looks like…. I will press on. Through good times and bad times. I’m in.

  46. June 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Priorities USA raises 8 million since may 1st. Getting better-


    Really encouraging, because, if they can justatch Romney super PAC, it’s all good!

    • 175 Betsy
      June 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Sorry, should not have posted this. DOn’t want to be a hair-on-fire person. Please ignore TOD family or Chips, could you delete this? Thanks.

      • 176 LOL
        June 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        Betsy…its a media ploy. PBO still has 100 mil in the bank, romney has about 20. Don’t worry, I’m sure the money is being spent on the ground. I think PBO spent about 2 mil on payroll Romney 800K.

    • 178 anniebella
      June 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Betsy, and anyone else reading this, I am not very found of Yahoo, I sense it leads more right, so I don’t trust everything which comes from yahoo.

      • 179 Dudette
        June 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        Yahoo doesn’t lean right — they friggin’ do triple somersaults and cartwheels to the right. If you want to keep your blood pressure in check, don’t read any news originating from Yahoo and DEFINTELY don’t read any comments on political articles there.

        • 180 anniebella
          June 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

          Dudette, I have been foolish enough to read yahoo news and the comments, and you are so right. So this B.S. about the Obama campaign being in the red, I don’t believe them.

      • 181 Betsy
        June 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        Thanks LOL and anniebella. I have also been noticing that Yahoo leans Republican, and the people who comment are awful, so that’s why I was upset that I overreacted and posted this.

  47. 184 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  48. 185 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  49. 186 vitaminlover
    June 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Father, in Jesus Name, knowing that this is concerning Attorney General Holder, I pray for him very strongly in Your giving him strength and courage. Lord, please have mercy upon him and grant him your favor. Show him how kind and loving You are to him and protect his heart and spirit and mind and soul. Thank You for giving President Obama the wisdom to assist him. Bless him, Lord and also God thank You for continuing to bless President Obama. Thank You for having both of their backs show Yourself stroong on both of their behalfs for You can do this as no one else can. Thank You, Sir, for keeping him from those enemies. Thank You for exposing the enemies and opening the people’s eyes. Thank You for this tremendous victory and the even more tremendous victory on November 6, 2012. AMEN!!!!

  50. 193 prettyfoot58
    June 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    please be sure to see the RMs first segment on the witch hunt of AG Holder,,,

  51. 194 #1 obama fan
    June 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Beautiful @ Vitaminlover..Truly moved by your hear felt prayer..I agree completely..

  52. 196 Don
    June 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the
    tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike
    down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!

    Ezekiel 25:17

    I am so proud of these two brothers for standing up in the face of hate and racism.

    • 197 isonprize
      June 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Hey Don, that is a great verse. I’m also saying it for the Nuns on the bus!!!


      • 198 jacquelineoboomer
        June 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        President Obama, AG Holder – and the Nuns on the Bus – will come out of this victorious and in the history books, and the Izza’s of the world will be dragged off to jail one day, spit upon by the masses. So, there’s that.

      • 199 Don
        June 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        They have my prayers, with these people out trying to harm President Obama and Attorney Holder, a little prayer can’t hurt.

  53. 200 #1 obama fan
    June 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    oops HEART !! God truly has his hands on PBO and AG Holder..If God is for us, who can be against us? Folks better get right and get this hate out of their hearts

  54. 201 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm


    • 202 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Good riddance to bad rubbish. One bad cop can spoil the whole bunch, and when he’s police chief, he can spoil the whole city. Sanford – a nice city – is forever scarred.

      I’m hoping this gives Trayvon’s parents a better night’s sleep, for one night.

  55. 203 desertflower
    June 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    One more comment on what I saw on RM”S show that I thought was a very good point. Bob Herbert was on, and he talked about the fact that Republicans went nuts when the Border patrol guy got killed and the gun was traced to one of these gun walking guns. Now, as awful as that was that someone should die at the hands of one of these guns….the question Herbert posed was, “Why aren’t they JUST as outraged every time someone gets killed by a gun in America?” This was ONE PERSON, compared to 100,000 that die every single year from gun violence…and where is the outrage??? Great point.

  56. 208 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    • 209 isonprize
      June 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Amk. it’s not clear from this tweet who said “I hope Holder taken in chains.” Either way, I definitely don’t agree with that part. This is no way in hell I’m agreeing to arresting AG Holder over some bullshit that the Rethuglican House members, especially Issa, have cooked up. NO WAY!!!

      • 210 prettyfoot58
        June 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm


      • 211 nathkatun7
        June 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

        I am sorry but this made absolutely no sense to me? Is Jonathan Alter hoping that AG, Eric Holder, be arrested and chained so as to expose the extremists in the House of Representatives? I am sorry but I want no chains anywhere near the Attorney General. Surely, Jonathan Alter, if he is still a legitimate journalists, can expose these right wing extremists — including that criminal Darrell Issa — without having to rely on the arrest and the chaining of the AG.

    • 212 Zekke LyDonna
      June 21, 2012 at 3:09 am

      I replied to this tweet with the following: This is not an attack: As an AfricanAmerican, it would break my heart to see AttorneyGeneral Eric Holder humuliated & put in chains.

      • 213 Zekke LyDonna
        June 21, 2012 at 3:16 am

        Sometimes, the media and comedians get all giggly at the prospect of exposing outrageous GOP birther attacks, immigrant bashing, gay smears. It’s their fodder, but it hurts people’s feelings. Racial put downs and attacks on PBO are attacks on AfricanAmericans. Knowing how I feel about it, I imagine other groups, immigrants, gays, muslims, et. al. must be pierced to the heart when they hear malicious sound bites, played over-and-over, ad nauseum. Often, I fast-forward or mute the sound.

    • 214 theo67
      June 21, 2012 at 3:52 am

      It’s amazing that some of these people on the left want the worst to happen so that they can chalk up a victory. They do this all the time. “Kill the [HCR] bill”. “Mitt Romney should win”. “Better to take a philosophical stand and lose, than to win a little victory that might help a few families (but I won’t get my pony)”. “Don’t take Super PAC money”. “Use Executive Order to kill DADT”.

      It’s never ending. And completely cynical.

  57. 215 Smoothscotch
    June 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Good evening;

    Can AG Holder sue that committe for defamation/slander, after he goes after those responsible for the program in the 1st place. Mr Holder should open the whole thing up which will bring in Bush etal. Payback would be vividly public.

  58. 216 globalcitizenlinda
    June 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm


    please add me to the “twitter brigade” – my account is @globalcitizenln

    today I reached my political breaking point with this “fast and furious” bullshit, so I needed to send some choice words to issa and his fellow hatemongers.

    as a result, I have finally set up my twitter account. I am off to the frontlines of the political fight.

    ps: I will need some guidance as I set out on this journey. thanks in advance for the help TOD will provide in the future

  59. 235 prettyfoot58
    June 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    when folks talk about the right wing extremists they are so incredulous about what is being said by fox news and other right wingers,,,but it is serious and very dangerous..as RM has indicated there is a connection between the NRA and Rep Issa.who has prodded Issa to hold AG Holder in contempt,,,,

    so the guest that RM has on her program talks about how disappointed he is re:PBOs movement on gun policy……i want to scream,,,i will screammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……these extremists are dangerous people,…FOX news and all pump hate into the our country…yet this man is disappointed in PBO…

    • 236 desertflower
      June 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      That was Bob Herbert.. to be fair, I think that the only thing that the President has done regarding guns since taking office, is to allow them into national parks. Now I don’t agree with this thought, but…it’s not going to send me running away from supporting this President. Which brings up ANOTHER point…PBO has EXPANDED their rights to take guns where they hadn’t been previously allowed, yet we’re all supposed to now believe that this is a ploy to strip the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution? These wackos need some mental healthcare. Don’t forget that Wayne LaPierre (NRA) has a vested interest in stirring shit and lying…the NRA is powerful and getting more so because of the fear is he stoking against PBO and the lie that he’s going to take their guns away. It’s just ALL kinds of fucked up with lies.

      • June 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

        The President Only signed a bill, reluctantly, because it was put in by the Republicans!
        He signed it, to get the totality of the Bill, I think it was the Credit Card bill!
        And btw- no way gun control gets through Congress, NRA us the biggest lobbyist in America.
        Change lobbying rules, then you got a shot… No pun intended!

        • 238 desertflower
          June 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

          Understand, I’m not railing against the President here…It is what it is. My bigger point is that he has EXPANDED gun rights…be it just this, and they still scream and yell that he’s going to take everyone’s guns away and somehow strip the 2nd Amendment out of the Constitution. Ridiculous!

          • 239 nathkatun7
            June 21, 2012 at 1:36 am

            You know what, df, It really doesn’t matter about the truth of what the President has or has not done. A month ago, I was arguing with a man who called himself an Independent. Because I was wearing my 2012 Obama cap he wanted to know why I was supporting a failed President. Before I could even get a word in, he insisted on lecturing me that Obama is tax and spend liberal who has raised taxes and tripled the deficits. No matter how much I tried to tell him that what he was alleging was not true he simply dismissed me as being brainwashed by Obama. Finally, I decided that it was a waste of my time trying to argue with him. The only thing I said to him as I walked away is that he should stop trying to fool people that he is an independent. Sadly, as Eric Hoffer said, the “True Believers” are always “absolutely certain about things they do not know.”

            • 240 anniebella
              June 21, 2012 at 3:34 am

              nathatun7, if that was an Independent, then that bridge to no where is still for sell. Sound just like one of those Fox right wing nut.

      • 241 sabreen60
        June 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        As Stephanie Miller said NOW IS NOT the time for us to be wringing our hands and bashing the President. What part of this does Rachel and other so-called progressives not understand. I doubt they are professionals anyway. They are pretenders/performers getting paid to act a part of TV.

        • 242 Zekke LyDonna
          June 21, 2012 at 3:29 am

          That’s right. She said we need, “all hands on deck.”

          • 243 theo67
            June 21, 2012 at 4:03 am

            The PL think that this election is about President Obama and his ego. They forget that there are actual issues that need solving, decline that needs halting, infrastructure that needs building, a generation that needs education, a world that needs leading, wars that need ending, innovation waiting to be discovered and people that need hope and care. President Obama hasn’t forgotten, and the choice is between him and Mitt Romney. Those are the things the PL seem to ignore, while they plot their horse race, peddle their egocentric books, and show off their intelligence to each other.

  60. June 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I am so fed up with the media. . . why wont they say that its because of congress why “President Obama is not doing well with the economy”
    They keep blaming the President and its the congress they should blame!

  61. 245 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I surely hope Willard is unimaginative enough to put T-Paw on his ticket. Joe will wipe the floor with that dud!

    • 246 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      June 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      He’s such a dweeb. He spent so much energy trying to be McCain’s VP to the neglect of his responsibilities as Governor, and then McCain picked Palin and he ended up with egg on his face. Jilted for a bimbo. Too bad…so sad.

  62. 247 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

  63. June 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    About 200 people showed up to the office opening today, 2 miles from my House. You can tell where the OFA office is- with all the People waiting in front, all the Cars lined up and down the Steet with Obama 2012 bumper stickers.
    The lady speaking, was a Recently trained Summer Fellow.
    She gave a good speech, and closed by saying, fired up and ready to vote!
    We all loved it, ate some good and pledged to talk to neighbors, volunteer and bust our asses to get POTUS elected!

  64. 254 utaustinliberal
    June 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm


  65. 258 Don
    June 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I was thinking the same thing since all the Justices have made their travel schedules already. If I’m not mistaken some of the Justices will be teaching overseas which called for them to arrive at their teaching post by the end of the month.

    • 259 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      I could think of some of the justices who shouldn’t be “teaching” anything, here or overseas.

    • 260 susanne
      June 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

      must not pray for RATS’s planes to fail! must not pray for RATS’ planes to fail! must not! no, must not!

  66. June 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Evening friends. Emotional day for me. Got a call yesterday morning from “angel nurse” telling me that Momma had just coughed up a bog clot of blood……shows her blood is thickening. More and more signs the end is nearing. Yet, it could be tonight and it could be WEEKS! Today, she slept most of the time I was there (almost 3 hrs.) except when I was trying to coax her to eat lunch. Fed her 8-10 bites and some of those she spat out so she ate no lunch–just too weak. Her body is worn out and she is giving up totally.

    Then, this AG Holder mess on top of my mom. I am totally drained. Would like to say more but simply not up to it tonight. Maybe tomorrow………..

    • 262 isonprize
      June 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Tnmtngirl, I’m sending good vibes your way. Strength when strength is needed. Faith when faith is needed. Peace…

    • 263 desertflower
      June 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Thinking of you. Just make sure that you have left nothing unsaid to your mom. No regrets:) Hugs to you, tnmtgirl

    • 264 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      I can’t think of any words that might comfort you, other than to say I hope you know we’re all thinking of you and your Momma.

    • 265 anniebella
      June 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      tnmtngirl, my prayers are with you and your Mom.

    • 266 Pamela
      June 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm


    • 267 daisydem
      June 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      As others have already said tnmtngirl: peace. Hugs to you, the strength will be there to get through this; I wish you peace and love thereafter. Take care of yourself and peace to your Mom.

    • 268 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Hugs and prayers to you tnmtngirl and your mom.

    • June 21, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Hi, tnmtngirl, I feel your anxieties and understand the whirlwind of emotions that come with such a trying circumstance. I say this with sincerity as I too went through the same thing recently with my mother. As desertflower encouraged, make sure you are able to say all you need to say and really cherish these precious moments that you have with her. I’m so glad I did with my mom, it really helped me reconcile the pain. It’s a difficult time for you, but hang in there. The TOD Family loves you.

    • 270 Smoothscotch
      June 21, 2012 at 12:05 am


      My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • 271 globalcitizenlinda
      June 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

      keeping you and your dear Momma in my thoughts and prayers.

      may you get strength and guidance during this difficult time

  67. June 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Jury convicts highly connected In. GOP donor and 2 partners of securities fraud, conspiracy and 10 counts of wire—–looted a finance co. , were running a giant Ponzi scheme, conned 5000 investors out of $200 million, life savings of most. Will likely spend rest of lives in prison, $250,000 fines. Donated $450,000 to Gov. Daniels last campaign, supposedly coughed it up. No wonder he’s running away from politics to Purdue U. All were living the high life———while it lasted. Now low life.

  68. June 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Biden meets with senior advisors in the afternoon.
    10:00 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    10:30 AM
    Obama meets with senior advisors.
    12:00 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    12:30 PM
    Obama and Biden meet for lunch.
    1:40 PM
    Obama delivers remarks where he will continue to call on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1.

    • 278 Pamela
      June 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Sure hope John Roberts has a moment to read this before he goes on holiday, or is he planning to attend as well?

  69. June 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Epic piece by Jon Stewart on the Last Word tonight. . . Those mofos on FOX is so disgusting!
    Will try to find the clip!

  70. 280 anniebella
    June 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Jovie, What does the President’s schedule look like tomorrow?

    • 281 anniebella
      June 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks for the info Jovie. Now did anyone see the end of Lawrence O’Donnell show where he talk to this guy I believe his name was Lawrence Jacobs. He talked about what happen to the Healthcare Law.

      • 282 carolyn
        June 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm

        I saw that. He agreed with LOD….what Laurence has been saying for about three years…..that the individual mandate doesn’t relly mean much. That if SCOTUS decrees that unconstitutional and separates it from the rest of the law, it will have no effect whatsoever. I don’t understand it well enough to explain it, but when they were explaining it, it made sense. They both said the press will run with that, but that will show they don’t understand the bill. What’s new?
        I figure Nancy Pelosi has a good idea what’s going to happen.

  71. 283 Sosena
    June 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Romney Campaign Said to Ask Scott to Downplay Job Gains http://bloom.bg/Mvs466 via @BloombergNews

  72. June 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    This guy wants everybody to either lie or take a dive for him.

    • 285 ChristiMTL
      June 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      ”Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the matter. ”

  73. 292 Liberal Librarian
    June 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Why the hell did a twitter account for the 49th Assembly District GOP follow me? LOL. On to my wastebasket.

  74. June 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    • 298 carolyn
      June 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Once again, House GOP so concerned about jobs! NOT!!!

      • 299 anniebella
        June 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm

        carolyn, maybe the American people will open their eyes and see that the Republicans don’t give a darn that people are out of work, if they cared they would pass that Transportation bill sitting in the House, they would pass the President jobs bill

        • 300 ChristiMTL
          June 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

          They got control of the House at the end of 2010……after every job report, on cue, the republican hacks aka journalists and pundits blame the President…..the do nothing Congress is NEVER mentioned….it’s pathetic.

  75. June 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    NEW ORLEANS—Vice President Joe Biden tells a gathering of black journalists that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s economic platform shows he is out of touch with the nation’s middle class.

    Raise Your Voice
    Care about the campaign? Click to write to the candidates.
    Biden said during his speech Wednesday night at a National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans that Romney wants to grow the nation’s economy “from the top down” by deregulating Wall Street and cutting taxes for the wealthy.

    The vice president calls Romney “an honorable man” with a “beautiful family” but says that the former venture capitalist doesn’t understand what’s happening to ordinary Americans.

    Biden also touts the Obama administration’s record on job growth, saying that he and the president believe the economy cannot be truly health until the “profound erosion” of middle-class jobs and income is reversed.

    © Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  76. 302 ChristiMTL
    June 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  77. 311 Pamela
    June 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    http://pathways.gratefulness.org/ Gratefulness.org is inviting everyone to light a candle online for the entire day on Saturday, to honor their Summit for Gratefulness (which is being held that day) in SF.

  78. 312 Liberal Librarian
    June 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Because you’re waiting for this.

    Tonight’s menu: Cuban picadillo, white rice cooked with sweet butter.

  79. 318 Pamela
    June 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    “If you conduct your life on the basis of truth and honesty, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and self-confidence.” ~ HHDL 18 June 2012

  80. June 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

  81. June 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Now, a new poll for young voters, yup, obamas losing support.
    This is getting old.
    I would like to know who is behind this bs?
    Yeah right, Romney gets nearly 40% of the young voters and the President only gets 50.
    Sure, sure…

  82. 324 0388jojothecat
    June 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I am watching National Lampoon Vacation with Chevy Chase with grandma strapped to the roof of the family station wagon “Seamus style”. This is probably where Robme got the idea.

  83. 326 amk for obama
    June 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

  84. June 21, 2012 at 12:21 am

    The Nuns on the Bus stopped at Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Fox Lake headquarters to scold Walsh for voting on a House budget that the sisters say threatens to hurt the people they serve.
    On Thursday the nuns will stop at Mercy Housing Lakefront in the Englewood neighborhood, a low-income housing development for the homeless sponsored by nine women’s religious orders.
    Network, a Roman Catholic lobby based in Washington, unveiled its road map shortly after the Vatican scolded America’s women’s religious communities for not placing enough emphasis on church teachings on abortion and the questions surrounding euthanasia.


  85. 329 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Wine geeks unite!

  86. June 21, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Crossroads only raised 4.6 million in may.

  87. June 21, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Willard Senior adviser( NOT snark)-
    Mitt is a very good campaigner and the President is not so good at this.


  88. June 21, 2012 at 12:58 am

    In the presidential race, 49 percent said they would vote for President Barack Obama, to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 43 percent. In the previous Marquette Law School Poll, conducted May 23-26, Obama led 51-43.

    The poll was conducted June 13-16 by both landline and cell phone. The November matchups for likely voters have a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points while the result for Republican primary voters has a margin of error of +/- 5.4 percentage points.

  89. June 21, 2012 at 5:31 am

    The political action committee of the Service Employees International Union, a big supporter for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, raised more than $2 million this month, bringing its cash on hand total to more than $6.3 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Wednesday.

    The union, which announced earlier this week “the largest and most-targeted political field campaign in the union’s 91-year history, to re-elect President Obama,” is building up its coffers as it prepares to focus its efforts on eight battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

    Catching up!

    • June 21, 2012 at 5:37 am


      The Laborers International Union North America PAC raised $208,281 and now has $960,345 in its treasury while D.R.I.V.E, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ PAC, raised $517,887 and has $1.2 million on hand.

      The political action committees of both those smaller unions raised more than the political action committee of AFL-CIO, which raised $ 12,046 this month and has $83,353 on hand. AFL-CIO is planning to use its Super PAC, Worker’s Voice, for the bulk of its political spending this cycle. According to campaign finance reports filed in April, the Super PAC raised $2.2 million has $ 4.1 million cash on hand.

      • June 21, 2012 at 5:40 am

        By comparison- Karl roves group crossroads has 30 million cash on hand,
        So, all the pro- Obama super PACS, tally up to about half of Rove.
        I thought it would be worse!

  90. June 21, 2012 at 6:12 am

    So, the RNC is circulating a video of 2007 Senstor Obama criticizing Bush fir using executive privilege on Rove.
    Ding ding ding.
    This was all pre planned and Rove is behind this, he is nasty and is still in charge of decision making in the Republican Party.
    He wants Revenge. No doubt, Valerie Plame and ambassador Wilson are probably pissed at Rove again.

  91. June 21, 2012 at 6:39 am


    RM…gives an important expose about the RW conspiracy that has taken hold of the Republican Party in Congress…and so much so that they now have taken a vote to hold the AG in contempt of congress…

    what makes all these conspiracies so plausible to the Repbulicans is that they believe that the President is not legitmate…that his ascendancy to the Presidentcy is notorious….that his time in college is a fraud..All of this is feasible to you if you are infected with racism….

    the powers that be use this ideology to seize and maintain power….they use organizations such as the NRA and FOX News…to propagandize the conspiracy…

    the RW is the Republican Party….the RW is the Republican Party…….

  92. 347 Mae who love our CIC
    June 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

    On the ticker tape major US companies plan to hire and boost spending in six months. Why not do it now! Scheming b’s.

    Bryan Terry’s parents thinks because of the Exective Privilege, they are now prevented of knowing the whys of their son’s death. His death is unfortunate but, it is no different than any military personnel bring killed in war, no different than a law enforcement personnel being killed in the line of duty. It is a hazard of the job.

    This dang witch hunt of our AG is nothing but an election year fiasco filled with racist, hateful actions by that criminal Issa. AG is effective in his job and folk like Issa who have criminal tendencies are scared. They can’t take down President Obama;; the repubs are shooting at those who are close to him. They are all in cahoots to try to stop the momentum of the Dems. They are scared. Bush used executive privilege in protecting Karl Toad.. Clinton used it fourteen times. Other Presidents as well. Now they are hoping to involved President Obama as cover up of Fast and Furious. That would be a stretch. Logic is nonexistent when truth is absent.
    The Bloomberg poll is a credible poll, but the numbers are skewed Does that make sense?Coming from a nincompoop what did I expect.
    My bp is knocking me side my head for venturing on MJ.
    Excuse my manners. Good morning y’all.

  93. 348 globalcitizenlinda
    June 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I wish the DOJ and the White House would release the information they have on rove, the neocons, and the other gop which PBO decided to hold back and not charge them when he took office.

    these rightwinger criminals deserve to be behind bars – now is the time to charge the corrupt, war-mongering, money stealing criminals who make up the modern-day republican party

  94. 349 globalcitizenlinda
    June 21, 2012 at 7:03 am

    does anyone have a short list of all the positive changes the AG Holder has made in the DOJ since he took office? I knnow that restoring moral to the dept and strengthening civil rights division is one of the key changes he has made

  95. 350 FiredUpInCA
    June 21, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to Darrel Assa:

    “It’s an election-year tactic intended to distract attention — and, as a result — has deflected critical resources from fulfilling what remains my top priority at the Department of Justice: Protecting the American people….

    Simply put, any claims that the Justice Department has been unresponsive to requests for information are untrue. From the beginning, Chairman Issa and certain members of the Committee have made unsubstantiated allegations first, then scrambled for facts to try to justify them later. That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation and prior ones dating back to the previous Administration.

    “I have spent most of my career in law enforcement and worked closely with brave agents who put their lives on the line every day. I know the sacrifices they make, so as soon as allegations of gunwalking came to my attention – and well before Chairman Issa expressed any interest in this issue — I ordered the practice stopped.”


  96. June 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

    • 352 jackiegrumbacher
      June 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Please Florida, deliver for our president. I hope the OFA pours an army into this state and gets every single pro-Obama person to the polls in November.

  97. June 21, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I think that Holder had a point. Basically, the Republicans are full of shit and grasping for anything because they know they a going to lose in November.

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