‘One People, One Nation’

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320 Responses to “‘One People, One Nation’”

  1. 1 symmetry11
    June 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Good afternoon TOD

  2. 7 Suzette
    June 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Good afternoon all.

  3. 8 ChristiMTL
    June 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I’m reposting this because as usual I posted it just about Chips …..

    Hey Lisa….I saw it a few times on Twitter that at least 35 Democrats will vote with the Republicans against AG Holder.

    The only thing I could find was this

    ”Yesterday, Utah Democrat Jim Matheson said he will vote to hold Holder in contempt due to his refusal to comply with the Congressional investigation into the scandal and continued stonewalling. Issa has said he believes at least 31 Democrats will vote with Republicans for contempt.”

    So it’s not confirmed.

    I don’t think so anyway…..better not

  4. 17 pugeretto
    June 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Good one Chips!

  5. 19 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    From the bottom of the previous thread:


    H/T to cookemom

    Agree with you, mom!

    We know folk read this blog … lots of folk 🙂

    We know the power of Twitter … to say the least.

    Had suggested the following to Jim Messina, David Axelrod, et al., once before, and am repeating it now, somewhat modified:

    It’ll be tweeted to all the usual suspects and it would be great if all of you not only RT’d but sent your own call to join the #Tweeps4OBAMA brigade. Billionaires, #NEWSTAINERS & #KOCHSTERS are no match against millions of us!!!

    Chips, how about a call to arms in one of your next posts? 🙂 Join #Tweeps4OBAMA


    • 20 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm


      Others in my TL 😉


    • 26 pugeretto
      June 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      So when something isn’t right, use #Tweeps4Obama, I’ll be back tonight to see.

    • 27 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Also, ALL TODers – please feel free to copy the text in this tweet and send to any Tweep whom you know supports President Obama and either has a large Twitter following or likely large email list. If you don’t Tweet yet (sign up!!!!), but if you don’t have time and have suggestions of folk that should receive a request to join the #Tweeps4Obama movement, please just list their Twitter account names and I’ll tweet them for you.

      These #NEWSTAINERS, #KOCHSTERS, @MittRomney, etc., will have never experienced literally millions of folk hammering them, publicly, 24/7 and even if they discard their Twitter accounts they cannot discard the fact that the entire twitterverse will see our determination to hold them accountable.

      Twitter is the most powerful, non-violent, massive networking and communications tool, ever, and it’s time we emulate all those elsewhere striving for their Freedom and realize in 2012 we are striving to preserve OURS. #AmericaThisIsNotATest


  6. 28 Bill
    June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Young Luke Russert of MSNBC says conservative Democrats will vote for the Eric Holder contempt of Congress bill because the NRA is scoring the vote.

    • 29 Linda
      June 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Cowards that need to be challenged..

    • 30 lisalovesobama
      June 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      so bluedog democrats will be joining their conservative brothers in this farce? Nancy Smash? Please keep score too. The time for babying democrats is over. Leadership should set strict rules and make examples of membership. I’m so over the democratic party.

      • 31 jackiegrumbacher
        June 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        They should be made “marked” Dems, stripped of their leadership on committees, targeted for primaries next time around. This will seriously inhibit contributions to DCCC. I don’t want one dime of my money going to traitors.

  7. 33 LOL
    June 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    LOL….The Romney camp is seeking a retraction about the outsourcing story from the WashingtonPost…me thinks they know its gonna gain traction in the Midwest.

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      June 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      What a wimp! The president deals with 24 hour negative stories from the Mitt friendly enterprises disguised as tv news shows. He can’t take one critical article. Get a spine, Myth.

    • 36 Ladyhawke
      June 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      They can’t spin the outsourcing issue so they would just like to reset to zero and pretend the Washington Post article was never written. Meanwhile, requesting a retraction is a great way to bring more attention to the issue of outsourcing. Hopefully, it will encourage more and more media outlets to do in-depth stories about outsourcing. This aspect of Bain is easy to understand. The American people get it.

    • 37 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Thought Mr Hamburger should know how we feel …

      And, Ms Cutter and a few others … 😉


  8. 38 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Tomorrow is an Action Alert day!

    Can we please use the hastag #IsupportAGHolder and keep this trending.

    We need to crash the phone lines in Congress as well.

    Starting at 8:00 tomorrow morning please start making calls to congress asking your representative to vote No on the Contempt charge against AG Holder.

    Tweet, Email, Fax and Call up until the vote.

    Locate your Representative here:

    If you live in a solid blue district and you know your Rep is voting no, please contact the Republican Leadership starting with Boehner and Cantor.

    Can you help by please starting to spread the word on twitter and Facebook today? Those of you who visit other blogs please spread the word.

  9. 46 Linda
    June 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Keystone pipeline has been removed from the Transportation Bill.

  10. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    *We rise and fall as one people. As one nation.”

    That’s what George Washington thought. And Abraham Lincoln. And, now, Barack Obama.


  11. 49 Ladyhawke
    June 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Evasive Maneuvers

    Mitt Romney doesn’t want to say anything, specifically.

    By John Dickerson


    Mitt Romney has a problem with specifics. Since Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin, a growing number of Republicans have been calling for something more from him. His recent responses on questions from tax reform to immigration have been thin or nonexistent. When reporters tried to get an answer about the candidate’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, his spokesperson was so evasive, my colleagues might want to plant a mulberry bush in the press section to make the next round of the game more lively. Usually you have to win the White House before you can be that skilled at ducking and weaving.

    But wait. A Romney campaign aide told Politico’s Jonathan Martin, when he wrote about this topic, that they have offered an “unprecedented” level of specificity. How can these two things both be true?



    • June 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      His advisers made a decision 2 years ago, to not answer any questions and just blame the President.
      They don’t adapt, because they ate stubborn and in denial, and they like blaming The President!

  12. 51 Linda
    June 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court.

    E.J. Dionne Jr.

    He’d have a lot of things to do. He’s a fine public speaker and teacher. He’d be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that’s the problem.

    So often, Scalia has chosen to ignore the obligation of a Supreme Court justice to be, and appear to be, impartial. He’s turned “judicial restraint” into an oxymoronic phrase. But what he did this week, when the court announced its decision on the Arizona immigration law, should be the end of the line.

    Not content with issuing a fiery written dissent, Scalia offered a bench statement questioning President Obama’s decision to allow some immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay. Obama’s move had nothing to do with the case in question. Scalia just wanted you to know where he stood.


  13. June 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Blue Dog Coward John Barrow, second Democrat to support contempt vote.

  14. June 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Christie just said that NJ will be Mitt country, as much as they like Me!
    Wow! Ego much?

  15. June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Basically, in a memo, Priorities USA just called Willard a liar-


    Bringing it to the Press attention is important!

  16. 63 lisalovesobama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    so apparently, a monument went up in Georgia’s Clayton county in honor of Melvinia Shields, Miche’s great, great…….. grandmother. Hundreds of people went to celebrate. At the bottom of the article is a 2 minute video of it:


  17. June 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    The majority of Americans, nearly 65 percent, say Obama is better suited than Romney to handle an alien invasion, according to a new National Geographic Channel poll, USA Today reports.

    The survey, conducted to promote “Chasing UFOs,” a TV series premiering Friday, also found that almost eight in 10 people, 79 percent, believe the government has kept information about UFOs a secret from the public. In addition, 55 percent believe agents similar to those played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the film “Men in Black” — their mission is to hide information about extraterrestrial beings — actually exist.

    This is very important, because somewhere out there, they exist! LOL!

    • 65 jackiegrumbacher
      June 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Jovie–The invasion of aliens hit in 2010 when alien entities filled up the US House. The president has done remarkably well handling these strange beings who put their egos, ideology and loyalty to lunatics like Norquist above their country. Somewhere on a distant planet the real US House resides, a place with patriots who care about their country and the people in it. Please let the aliens return to their planet in November.

    • 67 Liberal Librarian
      June 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Of course, if aliens visited us and were hostile, we may as well just kiss our asses goodbye. Any species that can span the stars has technology that would make us look like cave men.

  18. 68 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    A Old Dominion University/Virginian-Pilot poll in Virginia finds President Obama leading Mitt Romney in the crucial battleground state, 49% to 42%.


    More Virginia voters prefer President Barack Obama than Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but many consider themselves more conservative on economic issues than the president, according to a statewide poll by Old Dominion University and The Virginian-Pilot.

    When asked whom they would vote for on Nov. 6, 49 percent of those surveyed said Obama, 42 percent chose Romney, 5 percent said they wouldn’t vote for either and 3 percent were undecided or wouldn’t say.


    I’m not breathing easy yet but the work that DC and MD is doing is with some great volunteers in Virigina is beginning to show good, consistent polling results. If this keeps us Virginia will be blue again this year and that Senate seat will stay on our side of the aisle.

    • 69 Liberal Librarian
      June 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm


    • 72 theo67
      June 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      I wonder if those Virginia voters could identify what the conservative stance is on economic issues these days. They ran up the deficit, have spent taxpayer dollars chasing phony conspiracies or hate agendas (“investigating” Fast & Furious, defending DOMA against the WH wishes, fighting ObamaCare up to the Supreme Court, writing bills that have nothing to do wtih helping the country out of it’s most urgent problems: jobs, housing, the economy, increasing trade, caring for the troops, investing in the future, rebuilding the infrastructure and expanding new industries). What exactly is the “conservative stance” on economic issues? Because unlike the so-called Conservatives, President Obama has been busy extending tax cuts for small businesses that actually generate jobs, improving education and Pell Grants to help ensure a future educated workforce, cutting out wasteful middle men, passing health insurance reform that will spend less on putting bonuses in the hands of billionaire insurance executives and actually work to reduce health care costs and care for patients, reduced payroll taxes, encouraged growth and private investment – including helping small businesses make inroads in foreign countries.

      What exactly are the “conservative” actions that these voters have seen on economic issues from the GOP?

      • 73 jackiegrumbacher
        June 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        They can’t answer that, theo. You’re asking them to think and they just want to react, parroting talking points they hear on tv.

  19. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm


    • 75 Nena20409
      June 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Someone replied to me about a comment I had made about Romney and outsourcing and offshoring jobs by suggesting that Romney is not a only doing those but we should also call Romney a jobcremator. I lol and I loved it. I do not tweet, but Paul Begala might love it, if they haven’t already thought of it. Please tweet this to him.

  20. June 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Call to action: OFA California Latinos are phonebanking Florida Latinos today.

  21. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    The spineless one!

    • 81 Nena20409
      June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      WashPo met with Romney bully camp and said, No retractions, that they stand on their stories.

  22. 82 lisalovesobama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I needed this laugh so much:

  23. 84 purpleshoesla
    June 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    What ho TOD Peeps. Happy Wednesday from sunny So Cal. My 72 yr old Mom (who unlike her middle aged daughter) has embraced Facebook lock, stock and barrel and just sent me the following picture post from one of her fellow Facebook OBOTs. I sent the picture to Ms. Chips to post, but here is the content:


    I don’t want free healthcare;
    I want affordable healthcare;

    I don’t want money for nothing;
    I want the opportunity for a good job.

    I don’t expect every election to bring the result I want;
    I just want my vote to count.

    I don’t want businesses to be unprofitable;
    I want them out of the regulatory and political processes.

    I don’t want the wealthiest Americans to pay for everything;
    I want them to pay their share.


    Have a good day everyone

  24. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Do it for President Obama.

    Please sign the petition:

  25. 89 lisalovesobama
    June 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I’m in a Bo Obama state of mind:

    This is awesome, Chips. Think it’s the first time i’ve seen it:

    • 90 Cha
      June 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Thx, Lisa! willard wasn’t aware of that law like he’s not aware of anything much.

      Bo’s an awesome spokesdog for PObama!

  26. 91 Ladyhawke
    June 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm


    Romney’s ‘Crony Capitalism’: Bain’s Big Government Subsidies

    Ari Berman on January 13, 2012


    But a closer look at Bain’s record under Romney reveals that the company relied on the very government subsidies that Romney and Tea Party conservatives routinely denounce as “crony capitalism.” The Los Angeles Times ran a big story yesterday about Bain’s investment in Steel Dynamics, which received $37 million in subsidies and grants to build a new plant in DeKalb County, Indiana. An analyst at the Cato Institute called it “corporate welfare.”
    There are likely other examples of Bain profiting from these type of subsidies, along with a host of unanswered questions. How much did Bain-owned companies receive in total government subsidies? Did Bain take public money and then lay off workers? Did Romney seek these subsidies out?

    Romney will no doubt try to channel Reagan in the coming campaign, echoing, in one form or another, the Gipper’s famous refrain that “government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.” Romney, based on his own compromised history, will have a tougher time making that argument.



    • 92 japa21
      June 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Plus, his Olympics that he brags about survived only because of goverment subsidies (or should we call them bailouts?)

    • 93 Lovepolitics2008
      June 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      The nail in the coffin will be the ads about Bain and Romney making millions while the federal government had to get in and save the workers who lost their pension plans. I can’t WAIT for those ads to air.

  27. June 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    How ya’ll feeling about tomorrow? I think I’d feel better if everyone in the media, liberal and conservative alike, weren’t already writing the eulogy for the mandate.

    • 95 Bill
      June 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      The media knows no more than anyone on TOD.

    • June 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      I’m feeling damn good. Let those who are writing the eulogy continue writing. In the place of the “mandate” they’ll only need to substitute “our credibility.”

      Do you see PBO, Carney, VP Biden, Axe, etc acting as though they are running for the hills?

      • June 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        Well Obama, Biden and Axe are bigger men than I! I am a fraidy cat! :p

      • 99 nathkatun7
        June 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

        I feel good too, hp! Besides, I’ve learnt that it’s really a waste of energy worrying about things that have not happened when I have no control over them. Instead of worrying, we should be devising action plans to deal with whatever the decision of the Supreme Court turns out to be. Donna Dem 4 Obama’s money bomb idea, in response to the Court’s decision, is the kind of action I am interested in.

    • 100 Vicki
      June 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      shaking in my boots…..But, HOPEFUL

  28. 101 utaustinliberal
    June 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Presidential and First Lady cookie recipes. FLOTUS wins once again with her white and dark chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies? HELL YEAH!


  29. 104 lamh35
    June 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Woo hoo! Just finished my 1st 7day “on” of my new 7on/7off schedule! Now I’m off for 7 days!!! I think I’m gonna like this 😀

    Now time for some Indian food.

  30. 106 ChristiMTL
    June 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    • 107 donna dem 4 obama
      June 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      That’s just about typical for our media. Which is why they have ZERO credibility in my book!

    • 109 nathkatun7
      June 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Scalia really does belong on FOX News and not on the Supreme Court of the United States. To borrow President Carter’s favorite word, Scalia is a disgrace to the highest Court in the land.

  31. 110 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  32. 111 Liberal Librarian
    June 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    So I must’ve missed it. What did WaPo write about Willard?

    • 112 lisalovesobama
      June 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      it’s that outsourcing story they did last week. you know, the one they have no answer for. the one PBO started lambasting him for where Petunia is described as an “outsourcing pioneer.” that one.

      • 113 Liberal Librarian
        June 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        Here’s my reaction.

    • 115 ChristiMTL
      June 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      The outsourcing story LL….they want a retraction …..

      • 116 Liberal Librarian
        June 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

        Oh boo fucking hoo. Grow a pair, Willard.

        • 117 Linda
          June 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

          Washington Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti confirmed that editors are meeting with Romney officials to discuss the campaign’s request for a retraction of the paper’s story on Bain Capital’s outsourcing. ”The editors really do take complaints seriously,” she told TPM. “They’re always willing to listen to people’s concerns. That’s what they’re doing.”

          I wonder who Romney sent……his people are not very bright

  33. 119 Bill R.
    June 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I was somewhat surprised to see Robert Reich predicting unequivocally a 6-3 victory for Obamacare tomorrow: http://t.co/MNMdJgSm

    • 120 ChristiMTL
      June 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      He’s been predicting a lot of things in the past and was almost always wrong…I hope he’s right on that one!!….I truly do

  34. 121 Ladyhawke
    June 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Mitt Romney is Exactly What’s Wrong with the American Economy

    LOLGOP on April 13, 2012


    I like to say that Mitt Romney made his millions betting against American workers. It isn’t the greatest Romney-attack line ever. (That belongs to Ted Kennedy who said, “He isn’t pro-choice or anti-choice. He’s multiple choice.”) But it makes a point you can’t hear enough.

    Romney had a record of devaluing American workers and work. He offshored and outsourced jobs. Even as he was running for President of the United States, he did not instruct his blind trust to only invest in the United States. He still opposes saving the auto industry because it didn’t punish workers enough. Worst of all, Mitt wants to make all of the Bush tax breaks for the richest permanent.



    Please Allow Me to Introduce Mitt Romney

  35. 122 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  36. 123 Ladyhawke
    June 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Please Allow Me to Introduce Mitt Romney

    By LOLGOP on June 27, 2012


    Mitt doesn’t know how to create jobs; he knows how to rig the system so the rich always win no matter how many workers get hurt.

    The campaign spent millions making this case in swing states—like Ohio and Pennsylvania—that have seen the damage out-sourcers and off shorers like Bain have done and the manufacturing resurgence under President Obama. And it’s working.

    The President is up in swing states and Bain Capital is nearly as unpopular as Solyndra, which the GOP has spent years trying to hype into a scandal. The difference is one is a hyped-up misstep and the other was supposed to be Mitt’s entire argument for becoming President.



  37. 124 Bill
    June 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    The new show on MSNBC is unwatchable.

    • 125 Linda
      June 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      You are right……I didn’t even bother today….

    • 126 Tally
      June 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Which one?

    • June 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      I happen to have enjoyed the few episodes I was able to catch. We are not the demographic for this show. I can see how a younger crowd may be more inclined to like it. It has a youthful feel to it and it’s not heavy handedly dripping of politics. SE and Krystal balance each other with Krystal being the more forceful of the two. Steve and Toure don’t strike me as rabid political wonks as much as the two ladies are. Either way, gonna give it a little more time for them to settle in. We might want to rethink our expectation of this show. They’re just not that into us old political wonks who are more detailed and analytical in our thinking. These youngsters are talking to the instant feedback, twitter 140 character, FB, high-tech, gimme the short version, hit it and quit it group who helped elect PBO. I”d rather my 24 year old #2 watch them than tune into CNN or FOX.

  38. 130 Bill R.
    June 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Shoq Value ‏@Shoq
    Oh that @mittromney! Such a kidder. Who among us hasn’t smashed their kid’s face into a plate of butter? http://j.mp/OxYYbs #p2

    • 131 susanne
      June 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      wow–i hadn’t heard about his pushing his son’s face into the butter plate. what a disgusting bully. and he’s pushed his grandchild’s face into a plate of whipped cream? this man is abusive, cruel, and unrepentant.

  39. 132 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Getting tenser by the moment on the Turkey, Syrian border ….


  40. 135 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    • 136 Bill
      June 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Matheson (D-UT) and Barrow (D-GA) both also voted against the ACA.

    • 139 overseasgranny
      June 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Do we have a list yet of the Dems we think will vote against Holder? That makes me so angry. I have become used to the governments over here where the party Whip goes after them and anyone voting against the party gets drummed out.

  41. June 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This is really outrageous.

    • 141 ChristiMTL
      June 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Indeed! how pathetic,…….

    • 142 japa21
      June 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Can you imagine the outrage if the administration of any of PBO’s campaign staff even went so far as to criticize a news story much less met with the editors? If Romney is doing this now, think what the media would be like if he was actually President?

    • 143 utaustinliberal
      June 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      If WashPo bows down to these element of thuggery, they’re bloody pathetic.

      • June 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

        If they do, we know that Willard probable dumped some $$$ to silence them. That’s pretty much how he plans to control the entire MSM – by buying them. He’s already been doing some of that with Tea-NN and MSNBainCapital.

    • 145 Bill
      June 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      They are playing the refs trying to prevent similar articles in the future.

    • 146 theo67
      June 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      I wonder what he’ll try and do about his outsourcing while MA governor? That’s more harmful, in my view.

  42. 148 utaustinliberal
    June 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    • 149 Linda
      June 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      While Colorado goes up in flames, and the Republican wing of the Supreme Court writes the dismantling of Obamacare, the men and women hired by the federal government to fight wildfire are risking life and limb. Many of them are doing it without health insurance.

      Of all the jobs where you might want health insurance, firefighting near certainly ranks near the top of the list. Firefighters spend two-week shifts working 18 hour days in dangerous conditions. Some develop breathing problems due to smoke inhalation.

      But many federal firefighters are temporary employees, who only work six months out of the year. […] Under federal regulations, temporary employees of the Forest Service do not receive benefits. That means no health care and no retirement pension.

      “A lot of them are not making a lot,” says Bill Dougan, president of the National Federal of Federal Employees. “The only way they can afford insurance is if they have a spouse that might be able to get coverage under an employer. In some places that’s not an option.”

      This is the status quo Republicans have been fighting for for the past two years. If the Affordable Care Act survives the Supreme Court Republican five tomorrow, it could help. Many of the firefighters make little enough to qualify for the subsidies to purchase insurance, making the premiums in reach. They’d also be guaranteed access to affordable health insurance, something that can be a problem for people in high-risk jobs.

      If the Supreme Court five make the ACA go away tomorrow, nothing changes for these wildfire fighters in the immediate term, but they’ll be denied those near-future benefits and the hope that they could continue to do this critical job and protect themselves a little bit. Their hopes go up in smoke, and Republicans will cheer.

      daily kos

  43. 150 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  44. June 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Hello TOD…. I finally went ‘outside the box’ and signed up on twitter. All you guys plus our President have motivated
    me to do this. I usually fight back the naysayers by sending e-mails but I now realize that we can’t fight a 21st century war with 19th century
    ammunition. So I’ve decided to add twitter to my arsenal. 🙂 ( Been resisting for a while)

    Have not sent my first tweet yet but looking forward to doing so. Would appreciate tips on how to go about this as well as navigating
    the twitterverse in general. Oh by the way my username is @HOPE44FWD. Thanks.

    Posted this yesterday but Miss Chips had moved to a new page by the time this showed up, hence …re-posting.

    • 155 a4alice
      June 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      following yez! @a4alice

    • June 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      I’m following you! From one Hope to another 🙂

    • 159 theo67
      June 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Hey Hope – I left you a response on your post yesterday, plus a few suggestions on people to follow on twitter. Good luck!

    • June 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      YAY! Followed!

      I would say the first thing about twitter is just getting used to expressing an idea in 140 characters or less, learning how to truncate sentences and shorten words so your message comes across. Then just keep your eyes open and follow people who resonate with you. RT things that strike you as important, interesting, fun.

      Be sure to follow PBO’s admin and campaign staff.

    • 161 Betsy
      June 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      I just followed you. I’m @bbkenn92 Welcome to Twitter. Now you just have to tweet 🙂 Watch out, though, it gets addictive. 😀

  45. June 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 6/27/12 3:04 PM
    The Romney campaign prepares a video defending Bain Capital for its involvement in the firm GST Steel.

    He is definitely on the defensive! It’s starting to stick, this proves that!

    • 163 Linda
      June 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Is GST Steel the company that the Federal Gov. had to take over the pension fund ?

      • June 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        I don’t know the Facts on that one.
        Why not tweet Priorities USA? They will tell you, and they like hearing from you guys.

      • 166 Ladyhawke
        June 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm


        WHO IS THE PBGC DIRECTOR: Joshua Gotbaum (Appointed by President Barack Obama)


        • 167 nathkatun7
          June 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

          Thanks Ladyhawke for sharing this. I don’t watch cable news any more. Lawrence O’Donnell was magnificent in this segment you shared. Romney is running on the basis of his Bain experience. If he were President, these AA pilots, machinists, and flight attendants would have no one fighting for their pension benefits.

  46. 168 Jenjones
    June 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Hi TOD family,
    Please remember to vote in the Presidential Bake-off against Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. Like The Family Circle Magazine Facebook page and vote for Michelle. Remember she lost to Cindy McCain in 2008. We can’t let that happen again.

    • June 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Didn’t I read somewhere that FLOTUS had won? Maybe I’m mistaking this for something else…But anyway LOL – something tells me that losing a Family Circle bake-off doesn’t quite sting as losing an important presidential election!

      Btw – are you Jenny Jones of the ’90s talk show? 🙂 🙂

      • 170 Jenjones
        June 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

        Hi Hopefruit2, no I’m not that jenny jones only her namesake. You are right this is not as important as the presidential election but it will give the Romney camp one less thing to brag about if Michelle wins. I just checked and voting is still open.

        • June 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

          Check the demographics of this publication and any others who hold these kind of online voting contests. You’ll see why either one or the other win. The publication already knows this. It uses these contests to generate a buzz about their publication, not about the subject of the contest (recipes). It gets hits on their site which is used to convince advertisers of their viewership and justifies the advertising rates. I’m an admitted skeptic. Just the fact that they would pit FLOTUS against wanna be hopefuls tells me a lot about the publication. I don’t recall any online contest for any other FLOTUS by a mainstream publication. I see this as a division enhancing exercise.

          • June 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

            Cookemom now that you mention it, I whole-heartedly agree. It’s in poor taste, and not borne out of good intentions. As far as I’m concerned FLOTUS has already far surpassed Ms. Ann’s positives in every way, shape or form, and no contest will EVER bring parity between the two.

          • June 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm

            It’s Family Circle, and Michelle Obama won in 2008. In fact it said every winner save one since 1992 has gone on to be first…lady in the WH. The one who won the contest, but did not continue to the WH was Bill Clinton in 2008!

  47. 174 Liberal Librarian
    June 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  48. 179 Linda
    June 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    National Review Editor turns on Darrell Issa –

    Too Fast, Too Furious

    Darrell Issa has dabbled in a conspiracy theory.


  49. June 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    College football approves 4 team playoff to determine champion!

    The President was calling for this in 08!

    • 182 utaustinliberal
      June 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Politifact just gave him a “promise kept”. Dan Pfeiffer tweeted about it and found that fact humorous.

  50. 183 LOL
    June 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Obama to visit Colorado Friday, thank firefighters battling wildfires.


    The Washington Post’s top editors just wrapped up a meeting with Romney officials to discuss the campaign’s request for a retraction of the paper’s story on Bain Capital’s outsourcing.

    “We are very confident in our reporting,” Washington Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti told TPM after the meeting, adding that appointments with people concerned about coverage are common.

  51. June 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    AP sources: Tentative deal on student loans, roads
    By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have reached tentative deals that would prevent a doubling of student loan interest rates and revamp the nation’s transportation programs, congressional officials said Wednesday. If completed, the compromises would resolve two vexing issues on which lawmakers face weekend deadlines for action.

    House and Senate leaders have tentatively agreed to a one-year extension of today’s 3.4 percent interest rates for subsidized Stafford loans, said a congressional Republican who spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal the issue’s status. The measure — which would affect 7.4 million students projected to get new loans starting July 1 — is the same package that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday they had crafted between themselves.

    At the same time, congressional leaders have tentatively agreed on a two-year bill to overhaul federal highway programs, Senate aides said. The government’s authority to spend money on highways, bridges and transit systems expires Saturday, as does its ability to levy gasoline and diesel taxes. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn’t final.


    I wonder how the media will spin this?

  52. 185 utaustinliberal
    June 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    They stood firm!

  53. 190 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Score on for the good guys!!

    • June 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      It was the only play! Can you imagine if Wa Post let the Willard camp bully them?
      Their reputation would be moot!

    • 192 COS
      June 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      The Romney campaign has a lot of nerve. Is he trying to try out his bullying skills on WaPo? I am glad that they did not cave to this bully. He should not have based his entire campaign on the economy and his recor on creating jobs. They should have known that extensive research would be done. I hope all of the talking heads talk about this today.

    • 193 desertflower
      June 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Was just going to post this:)

      thinkprogress Romney campaign should simply public release its “evidence” that WashPost story on Bain + outsourcing is inaccurate thkpr.gs/NNBZqh
      7 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

      thinkprogress Washington Post will NOT retract story on Bain and outsourcing, despite request from Romney campaign. thkpr.gs/NNBZqh

    • 194 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      finally, WaPo does not bend to bullying request of mitt the entitled bullying liar

    • June 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      WOW!! Just how dumb is this guy’s campaign? Even if it were a false or exaggerated story, you never draw more attention to it. Given America’s short attention span, you just hope it dies a quick death. By bring attention to it, folks get curious and may check the story out. You po the new agency that you accuse of poor reporting (yeah that will make them nice to you), who will then either retract, but find another story to get you on, or they stand firm which gives the original story more legs. Sheesh, I could run that campaign for a fraction of the cost. Of course, I’d sabotage myself, but they’re too dumb to even realize until PBO is re-elected.

      • 196 donna dem 4 obama
        June 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        This is the “Presidential Campaign that launched their Hispanic outreach website using Asian faces. So this little stunt doesn’t surprise me one bit. They are Pathetic and when I think about it that’s an insult to Pathetic.

  54. 197 Bill R.
    June 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    My opinion of WaPo has improved considerably in recent days.

    • 198 japa21
      June 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      I think the fact they won’t retract is just as or more important than the original story. The Romney campaign had said that WAPO didn’t have its facts straight, etc., which allowed some to doubt it. Now they have had a meeting where they had the opportunity to correct any mistakes in the story but weren’t really abel to do so. I am sure that the Romney campaign will cry about the liberal media, but the WAPO wouldn’t stand firm unless they knew they were on solid ground with the story. This gives the story more validity.

    • 199 Cha
      June 28, 2012 at 12:48 am

      This makes it look more professional than the nyt of late. What I’ve read about anyway.

  55. 200 utaustinliberal
    June 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  56. 206 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  57. June 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Someone just committed another act of journalism!

  58. June 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) – Less than 24 hours before the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its most closely watched decision in years, Vice President Joe Biden offered a grim projection of Mitt Romney’s choices to fill vacancies on the bench.

    “Close your eyes and picture what the Supreme Court would look like four years from now under Romney,” Biden said to groans from a crowd of supporters at a rally in Dubuque. “Tell me what you think would happen to women’s rights in this country, civil rights.”

    Four members of the Supreme Court are in their seventies – Stephen Breyer is 73, Anthony Kennedy is 75, Antonin Scalia is 76 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79. Plans for Supreme Court resignations, however, are closely guarded and rarely revealed ahead of presidential elections.


  59. 209 criquet
    June 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  60. June 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Rile Republicans? Good!

    • 214 desertflower
      June 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Spread this!!

      The video follows the album’s bilingual cinema-in-sound concept about the border, the USA and the system that criminalizes those who create the wealth it rests upon.

      While bringing to the fore the lived experience and stories of immigrant people, with this release the band ridicules the absurdity and obsolescence of the very notion of human beings deemed “illegal” in the year 2012: “See that border ain’t sacred or chosen, the land we stand on, every inch of it stolen, how obscene that there’s people ‘illegal’, vilified survival, the journey is lethal,” declares lead singer Miles Solay.

      The message of Outernational comes behind the backdrop of President Obama’s “administrative relief” for young undocumented Americans as well as the Supreme Court’s upholding of “Papers Please” racial profiling in Arizona.

      It is against the backdrop of heightened drama around issues of immigration, race, and class that Cuéntame would like to make it clear that we stand alongside and in solidarity with undocumented peoples inter Outerationally and say, “Todos Somos Ilegales/We Are All Illegals.”


      Statement from lead singer Miles Solay:

      Many people are once again talking about the anti-immigrant laws in Arizona and other states and the dehumanization of immigrants. As we see it, there is no so-called ‘immigration problem’ but there is a capitalism problem. Together with Rene Perez Joglar, Tom Morello, Chad Smith, Thom Russo, Chad Smith and many others, we hope to spread the ‘We Are All Illegals’ music video to all corners of the US, as well as throughout Latin America with the purpose of sending a clear message that the very notion of any human being deemed illegal is obscene, absurd, and obsolete. We are also making it abundantly clear that there is a growing force of people who refuse to sit idly in the face of ominous laws. One day it will seem as ridiculous for a human being to be deemed “illegal” by a government as it now seems for one person to own another person. Just as many different kinds of people need to fight back and get justice for Trayvon Martin, many different kinds of people need to stand together with our immigrant brothers and sisters. Until that day in a future society, we hereby declare, “WE ARE ALL ILLEGALS.”

  61. 215 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  62. June 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Please support the President on health care. Click and sign: http://dccc.org/Obamacare.
    Thank you.

  63. June 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    OMG! I just heard. The Obama Effect is coming to a theater near you July13th!!! I can’t stop watching the trailer for it!
    There is actually a movie about us!!! I LOVE IT!

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    • 227 sherijr
      June 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      oh lord I will have to see this movie 🙂 thats me.. seriously.. my whole family gets that look when I say “Obama….” and change the subject quick.. secretly they love him too 😉

      • June 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        That is hilarious. Did you see the little Republican? He’s a gun-toting, pro-war, anti-everything…anti-black-if-it’ll-make-me-some-money Republican! Ha ha! Perfect!

        • June 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

          HA! Sounds like another Herman Cain!

        • 230 0388jojothecat
          June 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

          🙂 Hachiko I have GOT to see this movie. You know it’s gonna be #1 at least the first week it comes out.

        • 232 sherijr
          June 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

          Yes he was hilarious. So sorry to comment late marabout… One of my Aunt’s passed away last thursday.. and another Aunt passed away Monday.. thus we’ve got family in, memorials & funerals the next few days. I’m going to miss the verdict from the Supremes tomorrow.. and I just read a tweet stating that the CBC is planning a walk out of dems tomorrow during the contempt vote. I soooo hope thats true and that theres lots of video on it. take care my dear.

    • 237 Tally
      June 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      OMG that looks AWWWWWESOME!

    • June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Looks like Reggie Brown (who imitated Obama at the Repub convention) is playing the role of PBO in this movie?

    • 239 Cha
      June 28, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Yeah, I cried and laughed just like I do at my favorite movies!

      “Charles S. Dutton Gets Political in ‘The Obama Effect’ Trailer”

      “Charles S. Dutton is looking back on one of the most important events in American history — and it was only four years ago.

      The “Alien3” star gets political with his directorial debut, “The Obama Effect,” which chronicles the journey of John Thomas (Dutton), an insurance salesman who suddenly takes an overwhelming interest in the 2008 Obama presidential campaign after a serious health scare changes his view on life”.


      Well, I have a new hero to love..Charles S. Dutton!

  64. 240 utaustinliberal
    June 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    BWAHAHAHA……and the good news continues.

  65. 241 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

  66. June 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I just got a robo call from the head of the IRA talking about Fand F and the need to censure the Att. Gen.Why, I don’t know. I don’t belong to that horrid group. Anyway I then called Mrs. Pelosi’s office and asked that she get all dems to stand against the censure vote and told them of the call. This is nonsense.

  67. 248 desertflower
    June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Is this bozo one of Mitt’s long lost sons?


    Gilles Simon, the 13th ranked mens tennis player in the world, said this week at Wimbledon that he believes women tennis players should be paid less than men, because the men’s game is “more attractive.” He added that he thinks equal pay is “something that doesn’t work in sport“:

    In sport. In sport. Where have I heard that before….. OH! I KNOW!!!!!!!!


  68. 249 whatisworking
    June 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm


    We all need to contact the Washington Post and thank them for standing up to Romney.

    Here is a Web page with contact info for the Post.


    Twitter – Post people


    • 250 desertflower
      June 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      ABSOLUTELY! Will call them…there is an 800 # listed: 800-627-1150 for anyone interested in calling. We need carrots and sticks. Compliments and calling out. Washington Post got it right today…they need a congrats and a call for more journalism, just like this!

    • 251 utaustinliberal
      June 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Did my part.

      • June 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        Hey Ms UT,you always do your part. I am really impressed with your shorthand twitter factual missives and they really.really have to be part and parcel of your daily routine..and soooo effective. Great stuff. Keep ’em coming. Go, girl!

  69. June 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Jonathan Capehart should stick to writing—please! He is the most wishy-washy ineffective spokesperson. He never says anything of significance. I’ve lost patience. There are just the most preposterous things going on right now—-need more sharp-edged, clued-in people, not someone who is going to waste valuable air time by saying nothing but blah conventional wisdom, such as it is.

    • June 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      He and Eugene Robinson. Capehart needs to spend less time tweeting nonsense about PBO’s brown suit, and more time addressing the important issues facing this country.

  70. June 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  71. 256 utaustinliberal
    June 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  72. 257 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  73. 259 Linda
    June 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Luke Russert and Mike Viquerra are a couple of clowns.

    • June 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      It’s hard to take Russert seriously when A) he only got this gig because of his dead pops and B) he changes his tone/view on whatever direction he thinks the wind is blowing.

      • 261 Don
        June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        C) and he’s had everything handed to him, he’s never had to go out and break a sweat to make living.

  74. June 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Transportation deal reached, no Keystone. Boehner, Cantor will be attending picnic, as will AG Eric Holder.

    • June 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      any abortion amendments? They should check to make sure Rand Paul didn’t sneak one in there. “jobortion”

    • 264 lisalovesobama
      June 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      completely ridiculous. where do they find the never to pull this bs? Insulting PBO and Holder one day and eating with them the next?

    • 265 donna dem 4 obama
      June 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Excellent about the deal being reached! I could do without B & C at the picnic.

  75. June 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    • 267 Marsha
      June 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      Has anybody else noticed that everything President Obama campaign does Mitt Ronmey campaign tries to copy. They have no originality what so ever

  76. 268 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    It’s ads like this that sent the Robme Camp slithering to the Wash Post. You can’t change the facts and they got that lesson today!

  77. 269 Ladyhawke
    June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm



    No matter which Republican you think you’re voting for, you’re actually voting for Grover Norquist.


  78. June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    O/T…Just want to say thank you for your support for my joining twitter..from a4alice,hopefruit2,meta, allison and Theo67.
    Theo67 thanks for all the tips you left on my previous post. I will certainly use them to get up to speed as quickly as possible.

  79. June 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  80. June 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

  81. June 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Must read

  82. 276 desertflower
    June 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Big, good news:) http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-epa-court-20120627,0,5755502.story

    U.S. court upholds EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases
    A federal appeals court dismisses four sweeping lawsuits that asserted that the Clean Air Act did not give the EPA the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

  83. 277 desertflower
    June 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    THEN WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/issa-no-evidence-strong-suspicions-holder-knew-of

    Issa: No Evidence Or Strong Suspicions Holder Knew Of Gunwalking

    Rep. Darrell Issa said Wednesday that he neither had evidence nor a strong suspicion that President Barack Obama or Attorney General Eric Holder had knowledge of the “gunwalking” tactics used during Fast and Furious.

    Then the country needs to know that this is pure politics with no standing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 278 Linda
      June 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      I have no Evidence but I have Strong Suspicions Issa is poking that aide that sits just a little to close to him during the hearings.

      • 279 lisalovesobama
        June 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

        I concur!!!!!! It’s also my suspicion that Issa has a tiny wick which is likely why that little chihuahua is going up against a big dog like the Obama Admin.

  84. 281 Linda
    June 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    At a campaign event in Sterling, Va., this afternoon, Mitt Romney said the White House will have trouble sleeping given the impending Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health care reform law tomorrow morning.

    “My guess is they’re not sleeping real well at the White House tonight,” Romney said. “That’s the way it oughta be!”

    “There are going to be a lot of sleepless nights at the White House over the next few months, because the president is in a tight spot when it comes to the economy,” Romney said.

    hahhhaa what a dork !

    • 282 desertflower
      June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm


    • 283 nathkatun7
      June 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      As usual, I think it’s probably Romney and the Republicans who will have trouble sleeping. One thing I’ve noticed about the Republican followers of the Karl Rove brand of politics is their preoccupation with projecting their own behavior to their opponents. Somebody should tell Mitt Romney that Supreme Court justices are not infallible. Majorities on past Supreme Courts gave us: the infamous “Dred Scott” decision of 1857; the “Plessy v. Ferguson” decision of 1896; the “Bush v. Gore” of 2000, and the abominable “Citizens United.”

      I think somebody posted here a newspaper article which said that the majority of people hate the ACA but they love most of all the provisions of the Act. President Obama can still campaign to restore all the popular provisions of the ACA. Mitt still has to come up with proposals about what do about health care. Saying that it’s all up to each individual state will not, in my judgement, win him many votes.

  85. 284 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  86. 287 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks Robin for posting about the movie “The Obama Effect”.

    Here is a brief synopsis of the movie:

    In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States. But it happened, and an entire country celebrated the exceptional efforts pulled off by citizens ready for sweeping change. But this change didn’t come without effort. It required a unification of all people from all races and nationalities, which is what “The Obama Effect” is about.

    This film centers around a middle-aged man (Charles S. Dutton) who is faced with some difficult life questions after having a heart attack. Attempting to get back on track with his life, he takes on the Obama campaign with full force in an effort to fight for something he believes in. In the end, he not only learns that putting effort into something can yield unexpected results, but that fighting for something you believe in, including yourself, is what life is all about.

  87. 289 lisalovesobama
    June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Coward Fineman just went on Tweety’s show and said: “I went to the Romney campaign and said I’m going on Hardball, what should I say?” —the caveat is that the context is about outsourcing aka offshoring. Either way peeps, we were right. Coward’s lord and masters are the repukes. fuckwit!!

    • 290 desertflower
      June 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      He ALWAYS says that though…not that you’re wrong about what we all know to be true, that he’s bought and paid for…..but he says this shit all the time. “Going to be on …what do I say” “Going to do a piece at HP, what do I say?”….that’s WHY we knew this a long time ago.

      • 291 lisalovesobama
        June 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        Oh, i didn’t know he always says that because I typically don’t watch him when he comes on to any show he decides to whore himself out to on any given day. I usually switch stations any time I see him because I know the first words outta his fool-ass mouth will be: “Obama is doomed, blah, blah, blah.” Stupid bastard.

        • 292 desertflower
          June 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

          I know, lisa….turning the channel is my natural inclination too…but sometimes I can’t find the clicker and get stuck listening to him…that’s why I know this:)

  88. June 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Are we going to be able to see some glimpses of the picnic? I remember seeing it last year, but was it just photos afterward? Can anyone help a tired mind?

  89. June 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

  90. 295 Ladyhawke
    June 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    The author of the FORTUNE article is being interviewed by Rev Al right now.

    • 296 lisalovesobama
      June 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      she said there was NO gun walking program!!!! the only person who gun walked was Issa’s chief witness!!!!!!!! This is such bullshit!!! Media better pick up on this, fricking a-holes!!!

      • June 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        I wonder if NBC Nightly News will cover her article???????!!!!!!!!!!! Wanta take bets???

        Obviously, home safely. My Mom “okay” (for her) today. Wasn’t too weak; ate a good lunch and had a good visit with my college friends who made a special trip to see her.

        • 298 lisalovesobama
          June 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

          oh, tn, I’m so glad you’re back safely and I hope you give your mom my very best.
          ps- about that bet, I think I’ll clutch my last two cents tightly to my bosoms. I can’t afford to lose them. 😐

      • June 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        OK, this was sooooo interesting. It makes sense now! The “fast and furious” program was to observe suspected illegal gun buys. By the laws as written they could not arrest! It’s true by this author’s understanding the only one to actually participate with the buying is this “whistle blower”.
        That field office was logging all guns used or captured. The NRA knows our laws are crap, and they fear the full report of these guns and their uses, the shoddiness of our laws would be exposed. The Obama admin worked hard really early on with Mexico, acknowledging that guns go south of the border way to much.

        Yeh, let them vote contempt and let’s really expose all that went on , both under the Bush AG and Eric Holder. This is just going to expose and shed more light on this issue and not less. I can’t wait for the article.

        • 300 desertflower
          June 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

          Chips!!!! Can you put this Rev Al clip up when you can find it??? Hugs to you, Ms Goddess:)

        • 301 Liberal Librarian
          June 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

          They really are Wile E. Coyote. The GOP used to be better at hardball. Now they’re just sad.

      • 302 Ladyhawke
        June 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm


        It was replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies.

        The reporter that wrote the article just blew the lid off of Darrell Issa’s witch hunt right on the tv with Rev Al. This reporter did what Issa’s committee was supposed to be doing. A six month investigation that uncovered the truth about Fast & Furious. And Rev Al just had a spirited interview with John Mica where he challenged him on the validity of the contempt charges. This witch hunt is unraveling big time just one day before the farcical contempt vote. Real journalism is spouting up all over the place and it is a thing of beauty.

        The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal


        Indeed, a six-month Fortune investigation reveals that the public case alleging that Voth and his colleagues walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies. Fortune reviewed more than 2,000 pages of confidential ATF documents and interviewed 39 people, including seven law-enforcement agents with direct knowledge of the case. Several, including Voth, are speaking out for the first time.



  91. 303 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  92. 304 lisalovesobama
    June 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    that bitch John Mica (Repuke) is coming up next on Rev Al’s show. Gonna answer why they’re bringing Holder up on contempt charges. Two answers:
    1) He’s part of the Obama administration
    2) he’s black
    Any questions? I didn’t think so. Bastards.

    • June 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      “Someone’s responsible for developing this program……” GWB administration maybe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 306 lisalovesobama
        June 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

        damned skippy!! Funny how they seem to forget that. Mica’s response to Al bringing up the fact that GW started this program was that no one was killed while he was in office. So they want to blame the O admin for Bush’s fuck ups? no wonder they have no problem blaming the recession on PBO. fuckwits!!! always revising history in their favor. can’t stand these disgusting creatures.

    • 307 Linda
      June 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      He just admitted to trafficking drugs…


  93. 308 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  94. June 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Rev Al grilling him hard, asking if he’s heard of operation wide receiver and hernandez case and medrano case? Why were you not accusing them. Oooooh we first tried to deny knowing about those. Now he’s saying Bush did everything right, and no case of anyone dying.

  95. June 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    It’s amazing you got to know more about it more that you talked. Questioning his selection of witnesses. Oh boy, they really did not want to open this can of whuppass!

    • 313 lisalovesobama
      June 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Rev Al was wonderful and scored a lot of zingers, Mica couldn’t stand it and tried to talk over him. Freak. Such a damned repug, can’t win fair so lie, cheat, steal, scream and obfuscate. fuckwit.

  96. 314 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  97. June 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Did you all see this? Co-founder of the SCOTUSBlog predicts mandate won’t be overturned.

    ‘I believe the mandate will not be invalidated tomorrow’


  98. 318 Tally
    June 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    NRA is blowing up on twitter people – GET THERE.

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