125 Responses to “June 25”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    What a day!

  2. 2 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Wanted to share a little Elizabeth Warren with #JunkBondMitt

    She really hammered him and is a strong advocate of President Obama’s re-election.


  3. 7 majiir
    June 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I love to see people reacting to PBO with such enthusiasm!

  4. 9 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Love the video, Chips!!!

    CSPAN has still not posted the Boston event. Hopefully, soon.


  5. 10 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    June 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Great video! Thanks Chips!

  6. 11 Elle in MI
    June 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Good night TOD!

  7. 12 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm



  8. 13 desertflower
    June 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    He is everything they are not, and will never be. I love my President. Deeply. Dearly.

  9. 17 a4alice
    June 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Ha! Chips! You changed the font again! I have an eagle eye for these things! 😉

  10. 19 Liberal Librarian
    June 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    A bit of silliness.

  11. 20 Liberal Librarian
    June 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Some more silliness.

  12. 24 MB32
    June 26, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I love this video! Awesome job Chips….

  13. June 26, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Happy Sigh. You are a gift, Ms. Chips. Thanks for the lovely video.

  14. 26 isonprize
    June 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

    3 years ago…. Wow, I wasn’t screaming, crazy Michael Jackson fan, but I certainly liked his music and have dance many a dance to his tunes… In my teenage world, my future husband would think of me and sing this song:

    … I need her sharing the world beside me… Got to be there, Be there where love begins, and that’s everywhere she goes…

    GOT to be there….

    • 27 Liberal Librarian
      June 26, 2012 at 12:21 am

      Why do today’s ‘fros look so much better than yesterday’s?

    • 30 desertflower
      June 26, 2012 at 12:50 am

      First concert I ever saw…Jackson 5…never forget it.

      • 31 purpleshoesla
        June 26, 2012 at 1:45 am

        Me too! Cow Palace Daly City California 1973 6th row from the stage. My whole family went, Me, Mom, Dad and my little bro. Remember like it was yesterday. My bedroom wall was covered with Jackson 5 pix from Tiger Beat magazine for years until Earth Wind & Fire came along. 😆 RIP MJ…

        • 32 Dudette
          June 26, 2012 at 1:50 am

          Me too. Richmond VA. New up and coming group, The Commodores, opened for them. I had the Tiger Beat posters too. Thought Michael was cute – loved his voice, but Marlon was my man! 🙂

          • 33 purpleshoesla
            June 26, 2012 at 2:21 am

            Wow the Commodores too! Luv them! Now that’s a kick-ass show. MJ was cute but deep, deep down in my secret heart of hearts Jackie was it for me with Jermaine as the fall back even tho they would have been waay to old chronologically. But then again, I’ve been told all my life that I am an old soul and have always hung out with people older than me. Hmmm… 🙂

    • 34 anniebella
      June 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

      From the time the Jackson 5 came onto the scene, it was Michael for me. It never was like oh I want to marry him or anything, his talent just amazed me.

  15. 36 itgurl_29
    June 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

    According to folks on Twitter, Jon Stewart claiming POTUS just as bad as Mitt and is pandering to Latinos. Why left leaning people still continue to watch that fool is just beyond me. There isn’t even a hint of a difference between Jon Stewart and the MSM he claims to be mocking.

    • June 26, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Ever since he started having a relationship with Bill O the Clown… Maybe, the deal was, be tough on the President always and I will tell my viewers to tune in.
      I know several Conservatives who like Stewart.
      There ya go!

    • 38 amk for obama
      June 26, 2012 at 12:39 am

      He will ‘endorse’ mittbot. Just watch.

      • 39 Dudette
        June 26, 2012 at 1:40 am

        Sadly with the way he’s been going, I wouldn’t put it past him.

        One of the videos that I kept playing over and over again from Election Night in 2008 was the one where he and Stephen Colbert choked back tears as they announced PBO won to their elated audience. My how things change.

        I can’t tell you the last time I watched his show. I used to go into withdrawals if I missed an episode. Now I can barely stand to hear his voice.

        • 40 jacquelineoboomer
          June 26, 2012 at 2:16 am

          I’m with you, Dudette, and so many others – haven’t watched Jon Stewart in more than a year and a half. Can’t stand him, now, and I was previously a faithful viewer – never missed him.

        • 41 jackiegrumbacher
          June 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

          Turned Stewart off a long time ago. He couldn’t handle the idea of Barack Obama as president. Frankly, I find him tedious and not very funny.

    • 42 Cha
      June 26, 2012 at 1:17 am

      OBTUSE DUMSHIT. Does he even believe his own Stupidity?

    • 43 theo67
      June 26, 2012 at 1:37 am

      I’m beginning to think a lot of these pundits don’t understand the English language and the words they use. They don’t mean what they seem to think they mean… Stewart uses the word pander to describe President Obama’s efforts towards the Latinos – but i would use the words “caring for” or “trying to make things better”. Maybe they just don’t know…

    • 44 anniebella
      June 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

      I never have thought that much of Jon Stewart, never watched his show, and going after POTUS surely won’t get me to watch him anytime soon.

  16. 45 desertflower
    June 26, 2012 at 12:15 am


    Raul Grijalva on SB1070, Jan Brewer: “It’s Delusional”

    Did he just call Jan “Cryptkeeper” Brewer, an IT?? HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • 46 desertflower
      June 26, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Very thoughtful interview…his office is getting a call from me tomorrow:)

    • 47 Cha
      June 26, 2012 at 1:15 am

      Why, I Believe he DID, DF! The alien from gingrich’s moon colony!(full disclosure..I read that about someone on TOD..could very wlll be IT).

  17. June 26, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Organizers of a celebration scheduled to kick off the Democratic National Convention are moving the Labor Day event from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the city’s downtown.

    Charlotte In 2012 spokeswoman Suzi Emmerling said late Monday that as the date of the event drew closer, logistics became a challenge. Emmerling said moving the celebration to downtown Charlotte near the convention venue would make it more accessible and family friendly. The speedway is about 18 miles outside the city.

    The convention has already been shortened from the traditional four days to three to have a day to celebrate the region.

    The convention is being held at Charlotte’s Time Warner Arena. President Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech on Sept. 6 is scheduled for Bank of America Stadium. Both arenas are in downtown Charlotte.

    They don’t have any money, because Unions ain’t donating for Convention.

    • June 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Also the Speedway was a bad idea. You know what I mean?

      • June 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

        It’s really, really important to have events centrally located. In 2008 Denver, even getting to INVESCO was a bit of a chore because people were confused about where to catch the shuttles and how long it would take to get there in time to stand in very long lines going through security. So this is a good move on their part.

  18. June 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Talking points memo is no longer Liberal, it’s like Drudge.
    I dont even recognize that place anymore.
    Did Josh Marshall switch Parties?

  19. 53 Dudette
    June 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Here’s one of FLOTUS’ clues on Jeopardy from the June 20, 2012 broadcast (I think). Has anyone seen video of other moments from FLOTUS’ appearance on the show?

  20. 54 desertflower
    June 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

    ********** Important ************ If you haven’t signed up for this to come directly to your email inbox, you need to do this right now…will send you info on the bills and they way that your senators and reps vote…and what;s coming to a vote soon. MUST HAVE! Of course, if you live in a read state…like me…then I pretty much know that whatever I want, they vote against. Easy…but when I call them up…then I have more knowledge ammo.


  21. 60 Dudette
    June 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

    POTUS will be here in Georgia tomorrow. I can’t attend the event, but I’ll be on cloud nine just knowing he’s nearby firing up Georgia Dems.

  22. 61 xtine
    June 26, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Said bye on previous thread then couldn’t resist posting this: Hah 🙂

  23. 63 desertflower
    June 26, 2012 at 1:15 am


    The likes of Kobach and Romney and their anti-immigrant views have driven Latinos away from the Republican Party. The RNC was warned, yet ignored Latinos — now Latinos will ignore them at the 2012 election voting booths when they plead for Latino votes.

  24. 64 susanne
    June 26, 2012 at 1:21 am

    ‘leading from ambiguity appears to be the tactic of choice for mitt romney’–last line of this piece from the new yorker mag’s blog. nice analysis of today’s arizona ruling. bonus: skewers robme.

  25. 65 Cha
    June 26, 2012 at 1:27 am

    “Why This Lifelong Republican Will Be Voting For Obama”

    “Some people can change.

    For the first 15 plus years of adulthood I was a staunch Republican supporter. Even as far back as the ’92 election, when I wasn’t old enough to vote, I voted for Bush 41 in my high school mock elections. I voted for Dole in ’96, Bush 43 twice in ’00 & ’04, and McCain in ’08. I’ve typically voted Republican in most off-year elections. I am the son of a retired army Colonel. I was baptised by my Catholic uncle priest and raised going to church every Sunday. I am a 36-year-old hard-working white father of 3 from the south. I was the heart of the GOP base for the last 15 years.

    I will be voting for Barack Obama this coming November”

    And, he goes on to make a VIvid Case..

  26. 69 Dudette
    June 26, 2012 at 2:05 am

    A tribute to the Great One!
    He’s why I’m a West Wing nerd, Boo Boo! 🙂

    • 70 theo67
      June 26, 2012 at 2:18 am

      I love the West Wing – still my all-time favourite; but, I almost didn’t like seeing my West Wing lines being spoken by all those other people (most of whom looked like they were on shows I might have liked, but I’ve never seen before).

      • 71 Dudette
        June 26, 2012 at 2:28 am

        I recognized a few clips from Sports Night, The American President (movie that The West Wing was spun from), Charlie Wilson’s War, A Few Good Men and Malice (the only A.S ever did that I actually hated). Never saw Studio 60 though I know it got plenty of early acclaim but flamed out in the first season.

        • 72 theo67
          June 26, 2012 at 2:43 am

          Thanks for filling in the gaps. I recognized The American President – one my all-time soppy favourites. I completely missed Sports Night when it was all the hype – don’t even remember why I never saw any episodes. I remember a few clips from A Few Good Men, but really can’t remember the movie at all. And the rest are a mystery…

          • 73 Dudette
            June 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

            Can’t believe I left out The Social Network. I’m not on Facebook, but I did see the movie. 🙂

    • 74 purpleshoesla
      June 26, 2012 at 2:36 am

      That was a trip! I didn’t know Sorkin wrote Malice with Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman–a somewhat marginal movie, except for this rant by Alec Baldwin which was classic.

      But sports night, studio 60, a few good men, the american president and of course West Wing, were/are exceptional and worth getting for one’s DVD collection (imho)

      • 75 Dudette
        June 26, 2012 at 2:50 am

        I liked Alex’s delivery in that scene (definitely Sorkin dialog), but still hated the movie.

        • 76 purpleshoesla
          June 26, 2012 at 2:56 am

          Yep, it was a hot mess. I went to see Malice at the movies because they had some of this clip in the movie trailer… DISAPPOINTED! 🙂

  27. June 26, 2012 at 4:02 am

    DISCLAIMER: I’m talking about Fox below and have a link to a Fox clip 🙂

    I caught the panel discussion of “The Special Report” on Fox earlier today, now I wouldn’t normally put a link to that show here, but I’ve noted recently Juan Williams (yes, their paid contributor representing the so-called ‘balanced’ side) has a way of communicating that not only dispels the talking points but makes fun of them.

    I was amused by his answer to the first idiot speaker who spouted off the usual talking points about PBO not carrying through with Dream Act, so please limit your viewing only to the part Im talking about, its from 1:00min to 3:06min. Juan kicks in at the 1:59 but the leadup of his response to the initial rw rant (hold your nose) helps set up an amusing slapdown. Note Krauthammer (this guy is too smug and pompous for his own good) can’t help but grin at how Williams phrases his answer at the beginning and when he nearly finishes: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1706731434001/

    Keep in mind Williams comments to that vile Malkin last week where he described her as ‘just a blogger’ really hit home also…I thought she was going to explode (of course, she does this all the time) when he said that and reacted by getting her minion twerps to go after Williams. Personally, I think he is relishing the paid role he has at Fox.

    Okay TODers..I’ve finished..please resume your normal transmission 🙂

  28. 79 utaustinliberal
    June 26, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Thanks for the video Chips. A+ as usual.

  29. 80 susanne
    June 26, 2012 at 5:07 am

    bloomberg doesn’t quite say ‘vote for obama’, but they make a good case for that choice. generally, they praise democratic presidents for improving the economy over the long run. the worst president on the list? bush baby!


  30. 81 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2012 at 6:13 am


    for the lighter side of the campaign trail, CBS has a short video clip for PBO getting icecream in NH. I do not
    know if you have seen this and featured it else where but these things lighten up a my otherwise very long da

    (President – my emphasis) ” Obama Treats for ice cream, gets hot fudge sundae”


    • 82 anniebella
      June 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

      I saw the video about the ice cream, and there was one comment which I knew was coming. The comment were talking about the President eating a sundae, and how it shows the Obama saying do as I say, not as I do. But I knew it was some right wing hater because if he had bother listening to the President he would have heard the President say that he doesn’t have these that often, plus he would know that this President works out. He is not like Rush Limbaugh, someone who sit on his fat ass and run his mouth all day long. He also would know that FLOTUS talks about healthy eating, but she always say that there is nothing wrong in having some of the things you like sometime. It’s about moderation, exercise, eating more vegetables. Let’s Move. That sundae POTUS was eating did look good.

    • 83 Pamela
      June 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

      *deep sigh of happiness*, after watching this video. I love our President… That’s all.

  31. 86 prettyfoot58
    June 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Gooooooooood Morning everyone…
    a link to a segment on RMs program…re: a SCOTUS decision expanding Citizens United to rthe states…while limiting unions ability to spend money in campaigns…

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/47956019 via @msnbc

    as much as i have a concern about the amount and influence of big corporate money in Presidential elections i am even more concerned about that same money in state elections…

    on another note….

    the meeting that took place over the weekend in Utah with Romney and his big money supporters/including those of the superpac….is worth taking note of…

  32. 87 prettyfoot58
    June 26, 2012 at 7:05 am


    Speaking at the GOP state committee meeting over the weekend, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican, was running down a list of achievements by the legislature in the current session. PoliticsPA.com reports Turzai as saying (quote) “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.” (endquote).

  33. June 26, 2012 at 7:10 am


  34. June 26, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I was right! Morning ass started off the Show with the Crowd booing the President.
    Just cant miss a beat!

    • 91 anniebella
      June 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Jovie, what else do you expect from Morning Joke? Did he also show where the crowd were chanting 4 More Years? Anyone who watched that speech knew that that crowd was for President Obama.

    • 92 Lovepolitics2008
      June 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

      please tell us that they were clear about the context, that is President Obama was teasing the crowd about a sports team !!

    • 93 Cheryllou
      June 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Good morning Jovie. The Today Show showed the same thing this morning. I guess MSNBain is pimping this like clock work. What a waste the Today Show has become.

  35. June 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Jesse Jackson Jr is on medical leave.
    Medical leave???

  36. 102 LOL
    June 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Outsourcer in Chief..new video from the campaign

  37. June 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

    New Obama ad- mites the outspends in chief


    This is devastating for Willard! If this sticks, it’s over before it starts!

  38. 106 ChristiMTL
    June 26, 2012 at 8:24 am

    #QuestionsThatStumpObama is trending this morning, yesterday, it was #QuestionsThatStumpMitt


    It’s back and forth every day it seem between the 2 camps.

  39. 107 criquet
    June 26, 2012 at 8:24 am

    This is important to note.

  40. June 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Funniest thing ever——Colbert ——on that In. teabagger Sen. candidate—-Mourdock—–releasing “presponses” to the SCOTUS health care ruling. Colbert is the gemmiest of gems!

  41. June 26, 2012 at 8:30 am

    • 112 Dudette
      June 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Meant to add — this makes me a little nervous if they’re looking at bringing people into the program who just came back from combat zones.

  42. 113 ChristiMTL
    June 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I didn’t click on the link because it’s Politico but this is laughable!!

    Condoleezza Rice says Obama’s foreign policy is ‘lacking’

    • June 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

      No surprise. They refuse to give PBO any credit for anything.

    • 116 Linda
      June 26, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Does Kindasleezy Rice think we don’t know about the recently released 911 doucments ?

    • 117 anniebella
      June 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

      ChristiMTL, This is mighty strange coming from someone who didn’t know what the hell she was doing. Ms. Rice is not even qualified to carry SOS Hillary Clinton’s shoes. And memory must be affecting Ms. Rice, because her boss was the one who wasn’t worth sh*t.

      • 118 ChristiMTL
        June 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

        I saw her on interviews and she is awful…denial denial denial…..for her they did the right thing…..she was protecting her former boss…..ugh

    • June 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Said we need a more assertive foreign policy—more war please!!! I would think Rice would stay tucked away after her lack of assertiveness in “bin Laden determined to strike within U.S” memo.

    • June 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Good morning everyone. I agree with Joy Ann Reid about Condi Rice. Shee is a feel good moment for the repugs. She is a female “999” Herman Cain which will not bring any AA’s with her. A little OT, I see “Mudd Cat” Saunders is planning to run for Eric Cantor’s seat. He is on Bill Press this morning. He believe that taking the seat away from Cantor is possible.

  43. June 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

    The WH is saying they will use a poly graph for Leakers!
    Poly graph???

  44. June 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Secretary Chu checking up on Bio fuel maker-

  45. June 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Meanwhile, all I see are Obama ads all over the place.
    We are way ahead of him in organizing and ads.
    The Primary hurt Robney, still has not recovered, so…, we are defining Him and ourselves early.
    Great stuff!

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