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159 Responses to “#ADollarADayToOFA”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    speaking of dollars

    • 2 ChristiMTL
      July 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      The worst Congress in history…bar none….

      • 3 Dudette
        July 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        Unquestionably THE WORST!

      • 4 sabreen60
        July 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

        Yes they are. But that was the goal of the teabaggers. Come to Washington and bring the government to a standstill. Attempt to undue everything the President has done and don’t let anything else get done. Of course, they haven’t succeeded as much as they would have liked, because of our incredibility brilliant President. However, I heard him mention his gray hair, thanks to the obstruction of Congress.

      • 5 nathkatun7
        July 13, 2012 at 4:22 am

        Absolutely the worst! Also the most anti-America. This Republican controlled House of Representatives would rather destroy the country to prevent President Obama from being re-elected.

        • 6 vcprezofan2
          July 13, 2012 at 4:54 am

          ‘Also the most anti-America’ What’s this the 112th Congress?

          Maybe this is a theme, or is the more correct term ‘meme’, that the media TOD media squad could add to their target messages? Just saying. From Chips’ comments it would seem we are becoming more focused on issues and therefore more effective, and less inclined to wander down not-so-meaningful (vis-a-vis the big picture) pathways

      • 8 jackiegrumbacher
        July 13, 2012 at 6:20 am

        Ditto that. Boehner has set a new low for House Speakers. People will be using his tenure as the measure of terribleness for generations. Never before has a Congress so actively worked against both the president and the American people in order to satisfy the greed of a wealthy few.. These guys have made a mockery of the Constitution that spent so much time reading when they were sworn in. A total waste of time and money.

    • July 13, 2012 at 2:26 am

      Great graphic, amk, thanks for sharing the tweet … #FORWARD

    • 28 anniebella
      July 13, 2012 at 3:41 am

      Where are the jobs Speaker Boehner?

  2. 29 Judith Fardig
    July 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Love this sensible fund raising idea and have re-tweeted!

  3. 30 ChristiMTL
    July 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Some people think that his VP pick might be Liz Cheney, do you guys think it’s possible?….

  4. 38 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Another money themed tweet. 🙂

  5. 44 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I’m in that 20% Bob~ and its an outstanding idea 🙂

  6. 46 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Bringing this over…

    Have you moved your money yet folks?
    Wells Fargo Settles on Minority Lending Scam
    Justice Dept: Wells Fargo to pay $175M to settle allegations of bias against blacks, Hispanics


  7. 49 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    oh btw, I did have a role (in like STARTING IT) in a$day meme. 🙂

    Kudos to BodFr for keeping at it and main-streaming it.

  8. 62 Smoothscotch
    July 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Good evening all, wow it’ll take me a whirl to catch up so much good stuff. Dudette, just saw that on Al _jezeera. It’s not enough.

  9. 63 isonprize
    July 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    h/t AxelFoley over at Prag Obot

    Imaginary comment from Pres. Obama to Mitt Romney… 😀 😀 😆 😆 😆

    Dudette said ” Except without the stutter! 😀

    And I replied…

    Of course, I’m not saying that PBO stutters, but that’s what I love, love, love, LOVE about this clip!!

    See, these R-thugs keep thinkin’ that PBO is some dumb, lucky, Kenyan, socialist, how-in-the-world-did-this-black-guy-make-it-to-the-White-House?, inexperienced, givin’ away free stuff, idiot who reads teleprompters and can’t make a decision.

    People underestimate people who are different, people with lisps, or people who are hard-of-hearing. If they’ve never seen it, they just CAN’T comprehend it. They just don’t know any better.

    And the funny thing is, PBO is so “nice” that this DOES sound like something he would say.

    Didn’t somebody mention that in playing poker, PBO is the type of guy that would win ALL your money, but make sure to give you busfare home and call to make sure that you got there safe and sound??? 😆 😆

  10. 67 Bill R.
    July 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

  11. 68 Smoothscotch
    July 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I wonder if Romney quits now who they’ll replace him with. I know wishful thinking on my part about that liar. Changed my mind, I want to see him CRUSHED.

    • 69 ChristiMTL
      July 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      It’s what I was thinking about today, at some point they’re going to force him to step down….drip drip drip….it won’t go away and there’s so much we don’t know…..

      • 70 ChristiMTL
        July 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        Even with their gazillions, Rove and the Koch Brothers….sick attacks on the President….corporate media in their pockets expect for a few hosts on MSNBC……President Obama is still ahead in polls!……

        • 71 Smoothscotch
          July 13, 2012 at 12:38 am

          The media et al think people are stupid, admittedly some are and will vote against their own self interest,but hopefully the majority will have sense. What baffles me are those people so against gov’t but wants to hold office, get medical from gov’t, use police, public service get food stamps etc etc, cognitive dissonance. I would think those using these services should not use any of it and fend for themselves, especially those decrying ACA, don’t go to the care facility if you don’ t have insurance. STAND ON YOUR CONVICTIONS.

      • 72 Dudette
        July 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        Rachel’s favorite hasn’t been “frontrunner” yet.

    • 73 sherijr
      July 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      Oh definitely he needs to be crushed.. I want this country to wake up to his bs and vote HUGE against him. No way do we let him step down.. he going down hard via the Vote of the People .

  12. 74 Bill R.
    July 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm

  13. 75 Bill R.
    July 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  14. 84 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I just posted the Dollar/day for OFA on Dashboard….told everyone to spread the word! Every kitchen counter…every OFA office in the country and their friends and family….because WE HAVE HIS BACK!

  15. 87 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  16. 88 Pamela
    July 12, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    So, here you all are…. And I find you just as I fade for the evening, with the Alpenglow on Mt. Rainier so stunningly beautiful! Goodnight TOD, goodnight Chips, goodnight VC, wherever you are!

  17. 89 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    This we must.

  18. 90 ChristiMTL
    July 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I think we are a great team….! we all do our part and help eachothers……I think it makes it a lot easier when you have the best candidate you can ever have.

    • 91 sherijr
      July 13, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Yes Christi, we have a Uniter… thus we are able to unite with one another and I believe we have Barack Obama to thank for bringing us all together- bringing Chips to us.. and YOU 🙂

      • 92 ChristiMTL
        July 13, 2012 at 12:08 am

        We all have a same goal! Have this amazing man reelected……I hope everything is going good for you these days sherijr!..I didn’t call you because I know you’re busy, I just hope that everything is fine for the house and all..

  19. 94 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Wells Fargo to pay $175m for race discrimination

    US bank Wells Fargo will pay at least $175m (£113m) to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers, the Department of Justice (DoJ) has said.

    The bank is accused of charging non-white customers higher interest rates and fees on mortgages than it charged white customers between 2004 and 2009.

    Wells Fargo denied the claims.

    But it said it was settling the matter “solely for the purpose of avoiding contested litigation with the DoJ”.


    Right wells fargo. We believe ya. Just like believe mitt.

  20. 95 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Barney Frank: Mitt Romney Has A ‘Meanness At His Core’ (VIDEO)

    March 29, 2012


    “Mitt Romney is a man who appears on the basis of a long effort to be a politician,” said Frank. “He claims he doesn’t want to be a politician, but that’s mostly because he’s generally been unsuccessful in his efforts to be an elected official. Mitt Romney is a man totally devoid of any commitment to any principle except his own advancement. There is literally not a public policy which he has not advocated one side on one time and one side on the other. I’ve never seen a major political figure so absolutely unburdened by any commitment to any principle whatsoever.”

    Continued Frank on the former Massachusetts governor, “Usually when a politician shifts position to a certain group, they don’t mind. People are very tolerant of people who flip toward them. But Mitt Romney has been so obvious in his absolute lack of principle that even the people who he temporarily says ‘I agree with you’ are not reassured, because they understand when the wind blows, there he will go again.”

    Frank also said that there is a “meanness” at Romney’s core.



    • 96 ChristiMTL
      July 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Whatever he did in his past….things that we know of course because there’s obviously a lot more…..I don’t forget!….from his sick ”pranks”, to abusing a poor dog, destroying lives to make huge profits………meanness at his core is a perfect description!

  21. 97 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXIV

    By Steve Benen – Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:07 PM EDT


    The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that came out this week included an interesting, open-ended question: “What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Mitt Romney as president?” Poll respondents weren’t offered any choices; they could offer any response they wanted.

    The results weren’t especially surprising — the most common answer noted Romney being very wealthy. There were also plenty of folks who mentioned Romney’s conservatism, his Mormon faith, his controversial positions on women’s rights, etc.

    Down towards the bottom of the list, however, was one that jumped out me: “Dishonest.” For at least some respondents — not a lot, but some — the first thing that came to mind when thinking about Romney was the candidate’s willingness to say things that aren’t true.

    It’s good to know I’m not the only one who’s noticed. In fact, the public response should probably be far more common given how quickly the Republican’s record of falsehoods is growing. Consider, for example, the 24th installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity.
    Previous editions of Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity: Vol. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII,XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII


  22. 98 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 12:38 am

    You HAVE to watch these clips of Mike Papantonio’s show today……AMAZING….and scary to think about.


  23. 99 isonprize
    July 13, 2012 at 12:43 am

    This guy Dave “Mudcat” Saunders is GOING IN on Eric Cantor in Virginia on Rachel Maddow’s show.

  24. 100 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 12:50 am
    • 101 Cha
      July 13, 2012 at 2:14 am

      After all the misery mitt has caused with his lying…he can pound sand from today until doom’s day and it will never be enough.

  25. July 13, 2012 at 1:22 am

    How did mitt get elected as governor of MA?

  26. 105 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Geitner tried to warn about LIBOR in 2008


    When Timothy F. Geithner ran the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he acknowledged fundamental problems with the process for setting key interest rates in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, according to documents provided to The New York Times.

    Mr. Geithner, who is now the United States Treasury secretary, questioned the integrity of the benchmark as reports surfaced that Barclays and other big banks were misrepresenting the rates. In 2008, Barclays had several conversations with New York Fed officials about the matter.

    Mr. Geithner then reached out to top British authorities to discuss issues with the interest rate, which is set in London. In an e-mail to his counterparts, he outlined reforms to the system, suggesting that British authorities “strengthen governance and establish a credible reporting procedure” and “eliminate incentive to misreport,” according to the documents.

    But the warnings came too late, and Barclays continued the illegal activity.

  27. 107 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:54 am


    What did they expect from this fucker ?

  28. 108 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 1:56 am


    • 109 purpleshoesla
      July 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Retweeted! Love the fact that one can retweet from TOD. Love it. This tweet should be sung to the song from “My Fair Lady”.. The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain! 🙂

  29. July 13, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Delighted that VP Biden began to bring the light to this issue during his outstanding presentation to the #NAACP ….

  30. 112 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 2:05 am


    One of the top items on President Obama’s to do list — a 10% tax break for small businesses that make new hires — got tangled in an election-year tax debate as Republicans led a filibuster to block the measure.

    The legislation would have provided the tax credit to companies that hire new employees or otherwise expand their payrolls this year, a typically popular approach among the GOP. Republicans in the Senate did not necessarily object to the measure, but they protested Thursday after Democrats refused to allow votes on other amendments.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, sought votes on other tax proposals, specifically one that would extend for another year the tax breaks from theGeorge W. Bush administration that expire in December.


    the small-business tax break was blocked on a vote of 53 to 44 after the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to break the GOP-led filibuster. Two Republican senators, Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Dean Heller of Nevada — who both have tough reelection campaigns this fall — voted with Democrats. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia joined Republicans in voting no.

    The measure would have provided a 10% tax credit, up to $500,000 on payrolls of $5 million, for businesses that make new hires or otherwise expand their payrolls.

    The legislation also included a popular provision to allow companies to deduct 100% of certain investments in new equipment, rather than the standard 50%, for 2012.

    Same shit, different day.

  31. July 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

    The day of reckoning for #BainMitt will necessarily include Damon ….

    At some point, maybe soon, this video is going to go from a few hundred views to many more ….

  32. 121 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 2:16 am

    • 122 theo67
      July 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

      Oh, amk, I absolutely love this tweet! But, please, don’t give Mitt any more ideas! 😉

      • 123 amk for obama
        July 13, 2012 at 4:14 am

        This is not beyond his team’s ‘outsourcer in chief’ stupidity. Today’s poutrage from the media scums will be interesting.

  33. 124 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Wow…who the hell is THIS guy? Come to think of it..this would be a good ad, too…really put that ???? in their minds…”is he REALLY one of us?”

  34. 126 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 2:49 am

    • 127 desertflower
      July 13, 2012 at 2:53 am

      Speaking of relentless warriors…hi, amk:)

      • 128 amk for obama
        July 13, 2012 at 2:59 am

        Hi df. What are you doing here this late ?

        • 129 desertflower
          July 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

          Well…I was actually thinking I’d better go get my beauty sleep so I’m not an ugly mother in the morning:) ! Been such a day around here…takes awhile for my brain to shut off…sometimes it never does. How are you? How’s your aunt doing?

          • 130 amk for obama
            July 13, 2012 at 3:13 am

            Yes, I agree. It has been ‘what a day’ kinda day. I hardly slept for 5 hours y’day. I love the rope-a-dope pummeling of the mittbot from the O team. Wanna bet it was O team that gave a wink, wink, nudge, nudge (and prolly a kick in the shin too) to the Globe team ?

            Aunt is doing fine, thank you. Visited her y’day. Staying with my sister temporarily till her next doctor review on monday. Then I will take her home to my home 250 klicks away where my mother, brother and self live. For a 75 year old woman, she is doing very well after her double bypass. But then she was always the grittier one in my mom’s family.

            Now go to sleep. Don’t wanna scare the kids in the morn.

            • 131 desertflower
              July 13, 2012 at 3:31 am

              HA! I scare my kids ALL the time:) In a good way…glad that your aunt is doing well…I think that the campaign is going to go full bore on this and never back off…as long as it takes.Good call! I think that this revelation is just the tip of a huge iceberg of Mitt shit…and it will be a constant drip, drip, drip….none of it good for Mitt. I think this stuff is SO bad, that Mitt’s people don’t even know how bad it is.Only the liar knows for sure…I hope that investigative reporters everywhere decide that this is a good time to hone their craft and do their jobs…because we all know the MSM sucks at theirs. I also think that the Obama campaign has known about this, and planned out their steps in advance, and has prepared for all sorts of issues ahead of time. They are not stupid…this is not a game, and they know what’s at stake here.Smartest people in the room. All hands on deck. I trust them implicitly. They have never let us down yet.
              Night, partner…see you tomorrow…

  35. 133 thoughtful3
    July 13, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Just wanted to say that VP Biden’s NAACP speech was the best I’ve heard from him. Love both our president and vice-president! 🙂

  36. 134 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 3:06 am

  37. 136 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

    This is scary on so many levels. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/12/the_romney_cheney_doctrine

    A large majority of Americans agree that President Barack Obama has a strong record protecting our nation’s security and that he has the right vision for American leadership in the world. Governor Mitt Romney’s proposals, in contrast, promise to return us to the discredited doctrines and reckless policies of the George W. Bush administration. We’ve seen that movie before, and it doesn’t end well


    As Romney considers possible running mates, it’s worth remembering that he pointed to Dick Cheney as the “kind of person I’d like to have” working with him. Likewise, the policies that Romney has advocated — like indefinitely leaving our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example — are continuations of the Bush-Cheney doctrine, version 2.0.

    It’s no secret that Cheney was the driving force behind the Bush administration’s failed foreign policies: starting the war in Iraq with no plan to finish it, bullying our allies around the world, and watching while Iran and North Korea moved forward with their nuclear programs because the Bush White House couldn’t bring the international community together to confront these threats.

    Out of Romney’s 24 special advisors on foreign policy, 17 served in the Bush-Cheney administration. If Romney were to win, it’s likely that many of these people would serve in his administration in some capacity — a frightening prospect given the legacy of this particular group. The last time they were in government, it was disastrous.

    For example, one of Romney’s top surrogates on the campaign trail is John Bolton, who served as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton embodies the reckless neoconservative thinking that was largely responsible for getting us into Iraq under false pretenses. Today, he openly roots for diplomacy with Iran to fail and is all-too-eager to send our men and women in uniform into war. Last year, for instance, Bolton said that, “It would be in our interest to overthrow this regime in Syria.”

    This ALONE should send shivers up everyone’s spines.Holy shit. Never again.

    • 137 amk for obama
      July 13, 2012 at 3:22 am

      Yup, that alone should give mittbot, a completely coreless felon, a blowout double-digit defeat, come Nov. Wasn’t it clinton, who said that the bot is shrub on steroids ?

  38. 139 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 3:28 am

    WTG LaBolt

  39. 140 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 3:31 am

  40. 141 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 3:39 am

  41. 142 vcprezofan2
    July 13, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Helloooo TOD Night Owls/Early Birders! I’m awake and getting ready to head out to the Detroit airport. The restaurant here opens @ 5am, so I have ½ hour to check in to TODville. 😉 I do miss BEING in the know about what’s happening, but checking in has to do for now. It seriously rocks to hears that TOD is making an impact on Twitter – all for the good! 😆 😆 Watch out Mitt! Way to go Sir Bobfr and Sir Amk! {Hey, what does one call ladies when they are knighted, or has any lady ever been ‘knighted’ – seriously?} We have some female twitter ‘knights’ so I’ll have to research this,…when I’m more settled. 😆 😆
    I have the same request as yesterday: when Ms Chips posts ‘Rise & Shine’ will someone please add the piece below? Thanks! Thanks also to yesterday’s good Samaritan. 😉 I haven’t checked to see who it was; I will when things get settled.

    Good Friday Morning Chips & TODvillle! It IS Friday, isn’t it? Despite going to bed shortly after checking in last night, I feel like someone hit me with a 2×4 (Amk, do you have anything to do with that? ;))

    Apologies for not adding anything to yesterday’s theme.
    Here’s today’s focus for #CanMittMatchThis? To which I’ve added ‘current events’ to signify whatever is being talked about that lends itself to our effort to compare the two candidates. I’m suggesting ‘current events’ be an active addition to the day’s focus, as it seems to make sense.

    Friday – Education; Energy + Current Events

    Also, don’t forget to remind your local OFA group and all of your personal contacts re #adollaradaytoofa

    Chips, I think it’s Friday so you and the obots better have a ‘Fantastic Friday’!

    • 143 amk for obama
      July 13, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Hi ya vc (waving from the ground, she look sooo tiny, mom).

      #CanMittMatchThis? has now become #CanMittStandThis?

      Have a safe flight. And leave the pilots alone.

    • July 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Excellent ideas Dame VC!!! (Knighted ladies are called “Dame”). Safe travels and happy Friday 🙂

  42. 145 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Spot the common theme

  43. 146 Bill
    July 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Morning Joe and pontificating Jon Mecham both said there is “little choice” in the presidential race. I heard no push back before changing the station.

  44. 150 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 7:06 am

  45. July 13, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Re-write, stat!

    Deal of the day on Amazon (not making this up): Sonicare Healthy White Power Toothbrush


  46. 152 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 7:18 am

    • 154 Bill
      July 13, 2012 at 7:32 am

      There is no other way to look at it. It really is that simple.

      His tax returns would clear things up, but they must be too damaging to release. I see no way around the tax return problem for Willard.

  47. 155 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

  48. 156 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Mitt Romney and his team in Boston aren’t the only ones feverishly vetting potential running mates.

    In a non-descript Washington, DC office building within sight of the United States Capitol, a team of more than a dozen Democratic researchers have spent the last few months examining every nook and cranny of the records of several GOP vice presidential contenders.

    The researchers work for the super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, which is unveiling a new website on Friday called VeepMistakes.com. The site features more than 1,300 pages of opposition research and scores of video clips.

    Political prognosticators can only speculate who is on Romney’s short-list, but now we know who the Democrats are preparing to target. The super PAC is shining their spotlight on three of the mostly likely contenders: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Their research files, which the group is making public for the first time, also offers a sneak peek at the attacks the Democrats are poised to use against whichever potential V.P. ultimately gets the nod from Romney.

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