89 Responses to “Rebuild”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    June 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm


  2. 4 proudofobama
    June 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Am I first? This ad currently playing in my state of Indiana.

  3. 10 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Per your encouragement, Chips 🙂


    • 11 isonprize
      June 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Bobfr, check out this portrait of the Supremes…

      • 12 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        Love it!!!!

        In the ACA situation – since the big insurance companies will lose BILLIONS if the mandate is killed – those corporatist judges are in a real bind.

        And, politically, Roberts (and the other corporatists’) safest bet is to hope, because of CU billions flowing to #BainMitt and the GOP continuing to try to crash the economy before 6 Nov, that #PBO will be defeated, and the next Congress will simply repeal ACA. So, the least risky decision for them is to declare the case premature, hug, and whisper ‘See you in Sept … 2014.’

        Above speculation is hardly from an expert on anything!! 🙂


        • 13 57andfemale
          June 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

          The insurance companies would rather make short term profits and continue business as usual. They are allergic to any regulation; and the regulation that demands that they use premiums for, well, actual health care that consumers have actually paid for, is something they despise.

          They don’t want the sick people and if they can eke out another decade of pain, misery and death on the back of the American people in order to make profits, that is what they want.

          Your assumption that the Roberts court cares anything about the country or even their own reputation is hopeful, but I’m afraid misguided. If they can hurt this President, then that’s what they’ll do. For partisan purposes only.

          My speculation is, of course, useless.

        • 14 jacquelineoboomer
          June 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

          I love the “hug” part. So funny.

      • 15 Pamela
        June 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        No Caption Necessary!

  4. 16 ChristiMTL
    June 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  5. 17 ChristiMTL
    June 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

  6. June 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Agree with Dan Rather’s favorable review of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, which premiered last night. Smart, snappy and almost worth it for me, noted by Rather also, was the inclusion of this line—-that “nothing is more important to a democracy than an informed electorate.”

  7. June 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Mitt Romney says the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Arizona immigration law shows the need for full-scale reform.

    That is such Bullshit!

  8. 36 amk for obama
    June 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    • 37 amk for obama
      June 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Isn’t NH a red leaning state ?

      • June 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        Not really, even though “they” try to make it so—–probably because it’s the most conservative of the liberal northeast—-but that’s like saying it’s the least salty peanut in the jar of salty peanuts—–or something 🙂 I did see a funny headline right after seeing those new poll numbers—-“Obama campaigns on Romney’s home turf”. Not real homey for the Willard.

      • 39 Bill R.
        June 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        NH has been trending PBO for the last several months. PPP has him up by double digits in last poll.

  9. June 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I see Miss Ann is going to be on The View tomorrow—–dressage discussion?—–after Marco Rubio was on today. Whoopi introduced him as “Mark Rubio”, had to be corrected—thought that was pretty funny and a slight blow to his enormous ego. Rubio talked a lot, said absolutely nothing, maybe this, maybe that, some of this, some of that, not going to comment, family, family, family, working on dream act—haha—-same as Obama’s reform–no one pointed out that fact, not surprisingly.

  10. 48 isonprize
    June 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I don’t understand how any one in Colorado could even consider voting for Myt6h R-money, a man who said that the country doesn’t need firefighters…


  11. June 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  12. 57 desertflower
    June 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Reposting here.Must read!


    The GOP Is Unbelievably Full of Shit on Executive Privilege

  13. 58 criquet
    June 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  14. June 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    This continues to make one want to bang head on wall——dumber than rocks indeed:

  15. 60 desertflower
    June 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Mittens in AZ today. WELCOME to SANDLAND, Mr Romney! This will not be lost on them!!!


    • 61 desertflower
      June 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Arizona DREAMers to Protest Mitt Romney’s Arizona Visit for his opposition to President Obama’s new directive

      Scottsdale, AZ – On Monday June 25th, Arizona DREAMers in Phoenix will hold a press conference with Latino leaders on Mitt Romney’s visit to Arizona. The DREAMers will also be at his Scottsdale fundraiser where they will demand that he directly respond to whether he supports President Obama’s new immigration policy.

      Most recently, Mitt Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said President Obama’s decision not to deport undocumented students would be reviewed and could be repealed by Romney if he becomes president. “All of these are subject to review and repeal,” Gillespie said in an interview on CNN.

      After over a week of refusing to say whether or not he’d repeal the Obama administration’s immigration action, the Latino community is taking his silence as a clear opposition to President’s new policy. This places Romney on the wrong side of an issue important to Latinos. According to recent poll, Latinos overwhelmingly support the president’s action to stop the deportation of undocumented youth.

  16. 62 Ladyhawke
    June 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm


    Another missed opportunity to ‘lead’

    By Steve Benen


    This one paragraph helps highlight so much of that’s wrong with Romney’s approach to campaigning for the presidency. He managed to say 104 words about a Supreme Court ruling, without actually taking a side — I know no more about Romney’s beliefs on this after reading his statement than I did before reading it.

    The irony is almost jaw-dropping. Romney is certain we need a president “who will lead” on immigration policy, while at the exact same time, Romney refuses to lead on immigration policy. Put it this way: refusing to take a stand because one constituency or another might get angry isn’t leadership; it’s cowardice (and for the Republican presidential hopeful, it’s far too common).

    This as an opportunity for Romney to step up and prove he’s ready to lead, but he lacks the intestinal fortitude to do so.



    • 63 Kat 4 Obama
      June 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Another great one from SB.

    • 64 desertflower
      June 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      MItt Romney lost an election because he said what he thought….the lesson learned from that was “Don’t dare tell anyone what I would do”

      Mitt…the LET THEM GUESS candidate

      • 65 Ladyhawke
        June 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm


        Norquist: Romney Will Do As Told


        They have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as essentially a weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:

        All we have to do is replace Obama. … We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. … We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

        The requirement for president?

        Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.

        This is not a very complimentary assessment of Romney’s leadership.



    • 66 Cha
      June 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      He’s a guless swarmy piece of shyte and he’s the gop choice of corporate sleeze. They really couldn’t pick anyone more perfect from central casting to represent them.

  17. 67 Kat 4 Obama
    June 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  18. June 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    • 69 Kat 4 Obama
      June 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Wow. I just RT’d that one, Chipsticks. Fun fact: Judging from the messages flowing to me on the Twitter machine, pro-PBO people out there Tweeting far outnumber the haters. And they seem so much smarter! 😉

  19. 70 whatisworking
    June 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Good Morning TOD

    Some good news from Florida

    Home Refinancing Boosts Florida, Nevada: Economy


  20. 71 whatisworking
    June 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Starbucks Order Gives Ohio Mug Maker A Jolt

    Wish all companies did this


    • 72 Cha
      June 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      I love this, Linda! Brought tears to me eyes~ Okay, I’ve been watching a lot of Catherine Cookson movies on netflix. 😛

  21. 73 Dudette
    June 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm


    Justice Scalia Rages Against Obama On Immigration

    In his aggressive defense of Arizona’s immigration law, Justice Antonin Scalia pointedly went after President Obama’s recent immigration policy shift and accused him of deliberately refusing to enforce immigration statutes.

    Justice Scalia wrote a 22-page barnstorming dissent against the court’s 5-3 decision Monday which found major provisions of S.B. 1070 violate the Constitution. The conservative jurist accepted the premise that the federal government has supremacy on immigration, but declared that the Arizona law is “in complete compliance” with federal statutes.

    In his point-by-point defense of the Arizona legislation, the avowed law-and-order conservative surmised that the Obama administration “desperately wants to avoid upsetting foreign powers.” He accused federal officials of “willful blindness or deliberate inattention” to the presence of illegal immigrants in Arizona…

  22. 81 whatisworking
    June 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Clean Carwash Campaign A Successful Union Effort On Behalf of Working Families

    More of this please…..


  23. June 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    • 83 theo67
      June 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      I heard Alan Grayson this morning crowing about his “25 dedicated supporters” going door to door to help the President get re-elected, and in the process get him(Grayson) elected, too. And then he mentioned that he hasn’t seen the OFA crowd doing any grassroots outreach in Florida. I hope if anyone was considering voting for Grayson, that they ask him exactly what he wants to be re-elected for this time. Is it to bash the President? To get on TV more regularly? Or to work as a Democrat forwarding the President’s agenda? Because comments like that one this morning seem to betray a motive that has little to do with supporting the leader of the Democratic party and his agenda to move this country forward. And it also shows a man who seems disconnected from his party, and out of touch with what’s actually going on on the ground. Such an unnecessary comment – and given the picture in that tweet – completely untrue. I count more than 25 people in just this picture alone – and that’s just one OFA office. Grayson better get on the bus.

  24. 84 Dudette
    June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Screw the headline, screw the story — checkout Sam Kass (and PBO barely) shirtless…

    Go ahead bring out the naughty mat! I’m happy to sit smack dab in the middle. 🙂

  25. 87 Dudette
    June 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I like this one!

    Cakemander in Chief

    The President’s Sweetest Signature Gesture: The Cake Presentation

    The Cakemander in Chief has been very, very busy lately…
    President Obama has been on quite a cakewalk in the last six weeks. At the White House, at Camp David, and aboard Air Force One, the President’s signature grand gesture has become the presentation of lovely cakes to mark special moments. He has delighted at least five different recipients–from journalists to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan–with sweet, candle-topped offerings. It’s been such a theme lately that three Presidential cake images were included in the White House gallery of behind-the-scenes photos for May. And those are just the ones on the record; June 10th was Sasha Obama’s 11th birthday, celebrated as a private family affair. Above, at the closed-to-press Combatant Commander’s Dinner in the Blue Room on May 15, the President presented a birthday cake to Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations. No menu was released for the dinner, but yes, Presidential birthday cake was personally served to the delighted Admiral…

    • 88 Pamela
      June 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      I like this too, very much, as it gives out Chips more options for TODObot birthday celebrations! 😆

  26. June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I had to stop looking, it started to get a little too much for me.

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