Evening All

President Barack Obama blows a kiss to Oren Baer, son of Ken Baer, the departing Associate Director for Communications and Strategic Planning at OMB, during a visit to the Oval Office, July 12, 2012. Baer’s daughter, Avital, and wife, Caron Gremont, watch at left. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


CBS: President Obama’s biggest mistake during his first term, he told CBS News in an exclusive interview, has been putting policy over storytelling.

Mr. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down Thursday with “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose in the White House Blue Room, where they discussed the failures and successes of his administration as he heads into another election, among other things.

“When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well,” the president said, “the mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.”

…. For more of the interview with President and Mrs. Obama, watch “CBS Sunday Morning” this Sunday, July 15, and “CBS This Morning” on Monday, July 16.

More here

If the video isn’t ‘viewable’ in your country, you can see it at the link above



Robin Wells (The Guardian): “Too much money” sounds like an oxymoron, especially when applied to American politics. But in the last week, Republicans are beginning to learn that lots of money can have its downside. Thursday’s story that Romney may have actively directed Bain Capital three years longer than he claimed – a period in which Bain Capital-managed companies experienced bankruptcies and layoffs – caps what must be the worst weekly news cycle of any modern American presidential candidate. From images of corporate raiding, to luxury speedboats, to offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands, to mega-mansions in the Hamptons, this week’s stories suggest that the candidacy of Mitt Romney – poster-boy for the symbiotic relationship between big money and the modern Republican party – is in serious trouble.

More here

Paul Krugman: ….After all the whining over “class warfare”, the GOP has more or less forced an election that really is about the very rich versus everyone else – and the Romney supporters are so insulated by their wealth that they can’t even see the problem.

…. I agree with Robin that Romney is in very serious trouble. Think of the pattern that’s accumulating: the obfuscation over the Bain record on jobs, outsourcing, and all that, the mysterious offshore accounts (and the magical $100 million IRA), the stonewalling on past tax records, and now his insistence that he was no longer working at a company that continued to list him as CEO and pay him lots of money.

….I suspect that the honesty thing will finally gain traction …. This could be famous last words, but it looks to me as if Romney is in the process of getting defined – and his party won’t like the results.

More here





Charles Pierce: This may horrify some editors at Politico, but Willard Romney really is demonstrably more comfortable around white people. The way you know that is that yesterday, after using the NAACP convention as set decoration for a feed-the-base photo op, he went on to Montana and said the following:

…. I had the privilege of speaking today at the NAACP convention and I gave them the same speech I am giving you …. When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy … That’s ok, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine. But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free.

….. he remains a singularly remarkable liar. He didn’t say anything of the sort to the NAACP, because he needed booing to charge up his base …. what he, in the full flush of his god-kissed whiteness, refers to as “Obamacare” is not “more free stuff.” Isn’t the entire conservative case against the Affordable Care Act the fact that the government is forcing you to “buy” a product…..

Full post here




President Obama with the McLaughlin Family, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 10 (OFA Flickr)




9:40: President Obama departs the White House

10:40: Arrives in Norfolk, Virginia

12:55: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach

2:40: Departs Norfolk, Virginia en route Hampton, Virginia

3:05: Arrives in Hampton

4:25: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Phoebus High School, Hampton

5:30: Departs Hampton, Virginia en route Roanoke, Virginia


Evening all – that was a rather splendid day 😉

203 Responses to “Evening All”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm


  2. July 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Second! Conggrats on 1st Proud.

  3. 9 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Phew! Thank goodness for this new thread! The last one was gigantic! 🙂

  4. 10 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Alright! I’m rolling out. Love you Family! Peace!

  5. 11 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  6. 12 jeff
    July 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I think the president has done a great job and the only reason he wasn’t able to get the story out is because the right winged media wouldn’t air it.

    • 13 jackiegrumbacher
      July 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Agree, Jeff. The president accomplished more in those two years than any president since FDR. Those accomplishments are the basis of the story he’s been telling ever since. But you can bet that the fact that he said this means his “story telling” will be brilliant from now on and he will go through, under and around the media to get it out.

    • 14 4morefor44
      July 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      i agree with that, jeff. and as usual though, that’s such a great answer from him (you know he’s prepared for that usual question), since it then keeps the focus on accomplishments and invites questions to talk about those accomplishments. our president is really, really smart!

  7. 15 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    A great BJ post

    Everyone who knows anything about corporate law and how business works knows Romney’s deep in the rising shit now, and Obama’s got both the exits locked from the outside.

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Running with the big dogs now. Or in this case getting trampled by them. Romney wishes he was back in the primaries.

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      I’m thrilled that the air is going out of his fake ass balloon.

    • 18 PoliticalJunkessa
      July 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      He ain’t ready, and his extreme narcissism and hubris keeps him from seeing he ain’t ready. It won’t get better, Willard.

    • 19 theo67
      July 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      I guess Romney and his cronies forgot that President Obama is President of the whole country and the entire executive branch. He was a lawyer, too. And he was a US Senator. He knows how it all works and what is legal and what is illegal. He takes his job seriously, and he knows what each branch of government does and what it is supposed to manage. When something smells fishy, he goes after it.

  8. 20 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Okay, okay… wait! I had to come back and share this!! 😀 😀 😀
    Exploding Toilets More Common than Voter Fraud

    Over the last several years, dozens of state legislatures have moved to strengthen voter ID laws, potentially disenfranchising millions of Americans in the process. For example, nearly 10 percent of Pennsylvania’s registered voters do not have photo identification cards from the DMV and could be ineligible to vote in November under the state’s new Republican-backed voter ID law.

    As noted by Mother Jones, actual instances of voter fraud are remarkably rare, with “13 credible cases of in-person voter impersonation” occurring between 2000 and 2010, compared to 47,000 reported UFO sighting.

    As it turns out, many more Americans are impersonating Elvis than illicitly pretending to be a voter. Here are 10 other occurrences more common than voter impersonation…

    1. Babies named Unique (228 during the 1990s alone)

    2. Shark attacks in the US (36 in 2011)

    3. People Jack Bauer personally killed in one season of the TV show 24 (38)

    4. Americans crushed to death by their furniture or televisions (about 15 per year)

    5. Flushmate toilets that exploded on unsuspecting Americans before being recalled by the manufacturer (“304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in property damage and 14 impact or laceration injuries”)

    6. Being SET ON FIRE by your doctors during surgery (at least 100 surgical fires per year)

    7. People claiming “Elvis Impersonator” as their primary occupation (84,000)

    8. Americans killed by lightning (441)

    9. Lemonade and other child-run snack stands shut down by government officials (dozens)

    10. Americans who have a favorable view of North Korea (13%)

  9. 22 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Good God, what an extraordinary comment by Kessler – so the SEC filings are partisan, overseen by Obots??

      • 24 amk for obama
        July 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        The complete hackery of this guy is astounding, isn’t it? wapo should be ashamed that they use this moron as their fact-checker.

      • July 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        Stunning. This is what we are up against. The MSM has this desperate need to be non partisan. The truth is the truth, no matter what side it benefits or hurts.

        • 26 4morefor44
          July 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

          uh, it’s not “non-partisan.” it’s so totally stacked in favor of republicans it’s sickening.

  10. July 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    The pictures of PBO interacting with the little kids? Priceless.

    The common touch…some have it, some don’t and this president has it all over Willard. I’m proud to have voted for PBO, proud to support him and proud to vote for him again this November. And I’m glad I found TOD, an oasis of sanity and support in a world of negativity.

  11. July 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm


    What we can do to make sure it never happens again,

    And, we must prevail, because ….

  12. July 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Can’t WAIT to watch Last Word…bet Steve Benen’s great tracking of Mendacious Mitt was a source for Lawrence’s show. Happy to be in hotel with MSNBC!

  13. 34 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    thank YOU Chips for the new thread! Also, I think POTUS has had zero failures.. but then for me he damn near does walk on water… in a very human sort of way 😉

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Hiya sherijr, yikes …. the new thread was a little overdue. When I get home I’m going to ‘train in’ the very, very kind help-offerers who I’m highly confident will run the blog just the way I like it when/if I’m tied up (Me a control freak? Never!). Most of them aren’t familiar with WordPress so I need to get this sorted if we are to avoid threads of 400+ comments 😳

      • 36 sherijr
        July 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        You are so conscientious.. I appreciate your hardwork so very much.. thank you.

      • 37 amk for obama
        July 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

        I’ll do it. I’ll be faithful… enough.

        • July 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

          See, it’s the “enough” that worries me – I’d fear you’d throw in a few scurrilous Wayne-Rooney’s-hair-is-not-delightful allegations. But actually, I’d pay to read an amk blog …. seriously! If you fancy joining in, let me know, it’d be a bit fabulous.

      • 40 Pamela
        July 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

        {{{{{{{{{Chipsticks}}}}}}}}} That will be super, Chipsticks… I have to bail on any thread when it hits 250. Have determine that is max for iPad…. 🙂

        • July 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

          Me too Pamela! The flippin’ thread wouldn’t even load for me on my iPad when I was out and about, sprinted Olympic-style to my laptop when I got back to start the new thread. Phew.

          • 42 Pamela
            July 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

            HaHa! Yeah, iPad is a trip isn’t it? Jumps all around like when my Dad’s old 8ml movie projector used to eat the films! Man, that was wild! Note I did not volunteer my “skills” to help with the TOD blog, I would screw things up for sure! For sure! Then you would have a hard time loving me anymore….. ! 😆

    • 43 Pamela
      July 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      {{{{{{{{{{{{sherijr}}}}}}}}}} 😆

  14. 45 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm



  15. 53 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I Joe Biden decides to run for President in 2016, I just want to say- he has my vote 100%. It never dawned on me until tonight after listening to his NAACP speech that its possible he could do that.

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      I had the same thought and I think we’re not alone.

    • 56 0388jojothecat
      July 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      He has mine too. You know in 2008, Joe Biden was my pick during the primaries but by the time my states primary was close he had bailed out of the running. Joe ain’t no dummy, he probably knew it would be between Clinton and Obama from the very start.

    • 60 nathkatun7
      July 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      I will be right there with you, sherijr. Joe Biden was my second choice in 2008. I like the Gov. of Maryland very much, but Biden would still be my first choice in 2016.

      • 61 sherijr
        July 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        exactly the way I feel nath.. I would love MD Gov too, but Joe is my choice first and foremost. He was my second choice during ‘o8 too… didn’ we just luck out!

        • 62 nathkatun7
          July 13, 2012 at 2:55 am

          Yes we did Sherijr! We have two genuine, down to earth , smart leaders. On top of that the country is blessed with two genuine, down to earth smart women who are their spouses. What a combination!

      • 63 hopefruit2
        July 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

        If VP Joe is running, then he’s got my vote. I love my Gov, but VP Joey gets first consideration.

  16. 64 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell is doing a whole show dedicated to “The Lies Of Willard Mitt Romney.” This is going to be sooooooo EPIC.

  17. July 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I want to thank TOD for the good stuff today. it’s been great. the links here are fabulous, and I try to spread the word.

  18. 70 Pamela
    July 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Well. Finally. I. Am. Home. Whew. Thinking if President Obama were to blow me a kiss, I would return the gesture. Then, more than likely, I would pass out! Gorgeous! 😆

  19. 71 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  20. 86 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Does anyone know the twitter handle of washington post editor ?

  21. July 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I learned something new today on the Willard story watching Lawrence O’Donnell’s show tonight.

    We need to stop saying that Willard earned $100,000 in those years after he supposedly left. That is not the case. He got AT LEAST $100,000. The actual amount is ….you guessed it….IN THE TAX RETURNS.

  22. 90 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    liked to enough to tweet it

  23. 91 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    reat essay on PCTC today!
    Exploding the Reagan Myth! He Wasn’t Even Good, Let Alone Great!

    Myths Busted:
    Ronald Reagan did NOT cut taxes for most people
    Supply-side economics did NOT increase tax revenues under Ronald Reagan
    The economy did NOT boom under Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan did NOT reduce the size of government
    Ronald Reagan, not the “Democratic Congress,” is responsible for the “culture of debt” mentality that engulfed Washington during his tenure
    Reagan was NOT a “nice guy” when he was president (at least not to the poor and working class)
    Reagan did NOT cause the collapse of the Soviet Union
    Reagan did not “support and defend the Constitution”; he undermined it
    Ronald Reagan’s energy policies did not keep gasoline prices low

    • 92 Dudette
      July 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Oops, I meant “Great essay…”

    • 93 sherijr
      July 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      And he was a POS of governor in CA too. I have always despised Reagan.

    • 98 jackiegrumbacher
      July 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Finally– we’ve needed this Reagan exposure for a long time. He was an absolute flim flammer and did more to undermine this country than any other post World War II president. He played a big role in destroying the American people’s faith and pride in their government and in the institutions they once respected. His tenure in office began the slow erosion of the sense of community that once held the country together through economic crises and wars. And I will go further and say he wasn’t that great a communicator. He was a well-trained actor, but I never believed a word he said and found him a phony from the get-go.

      • July 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        I’ve never understood that Great Communicator BS. He gave me the creeps.

        • 101 4morefor44
          July 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

          reagan was horrific. a complete bumbling fool long before the disease started to really take. there were all kinds of times even when he was first in office where it seemed like he wouldn’t even be able to make it through a speech. and when was able to talk coherently, he was ushering in the republican insanity that has proven to be so destructive these past 30+ years now. here he is helping push the “run government like a business” insanity, and at the end laughing as he says many more cuts to government programs are on the way (he grew the national debt more than any president, by far!!!):

          it pains me to fly into “reagan national” whenever there, and why republicans had to create a “nonprofit” specifically to alter the real history (regan legacy project…look it up). this guy should be a laughing stock considering he turned america into the world’s largest debtor in a couple of years, when america was the world’s largest loaner of money before he took over (thom hartmann talks about this often). i’m not being funny, but i literally can’t think of a republican leader who could speak well and with authority, and able to defend their position since Eisenhower. Nixon was somewhat intelligent at least, but these people are complete jokes ever since. we must stop them. forward!!!

    • 102 nathkatun7
      July 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Finally the TRUTH about St. Ronnie is coming out.

  24. 103 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

  25. 104 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I like this woman, the former SEC Commissioner speaking on O’Donnell’s show.

  26. July 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Just Unbelievable!

  27. July 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Is anyone else watching Larry O?

    this former SEC Commissioner is cracking me up. She’s so soft, and mild mannered, yet, with her words, it’s shiv shiv shiv to Willard.


  28. 114 jeff
    July 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I read an article about a police officer threatening to shoot the first lady.

    I am horrified that someone would threaten the first lady like this.

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      It’s beyond sickening. A police office, sworn to serve and protect, threatening to kill the First Lady of the United States. He needs to be punished severely along with anyone else who tolerates this criminal obscenity.

      • 116 theo67
        July 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        Why didn’t the other police who were witnessing this crime quickly scoop him up and arrest him? Why did it fall to someone who “overheard” the conversation? All those police should also be suspended.

        • 117 Cha
          July 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

          Precisely, theo. When I first read about this..it was soooo Shocking that I didn’t even think about the other officers around him. But, now that I’ve calmed down I’m asking those Questions, too.

  29. 119 57andfemale
    July 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    The money quote from the former SEC official: the filings as sole owner make Mitt RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE for the actions of the company.

    And am I the only one horrified by the Repub ‘defense’ of how terribly busy he was with the Olympics. Is it defensible that this entitled bum can’t fathom how difficult it is to be President? Has this pampered asshole ever done an honest day’s work?

  30. July 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Evening all.

    It’s a rainy night in Los Angeles. In July. Yes, in July. I’m loving it. Big fat raindrops falling.

    I’ve been offline most of the day, but even from a cursory reading I can see that the Mittbot campaign bus is in a deep ditch. He’s learning that facing Barack Hussein Obama is not quite the same as facing Newton Leroy Gingrich. Pity for him. Great for the rest of us.

    • 131 Cha
      July 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Enjoy the LA rain, LL! Paul Krugman said he thinks willard is “in very serious trouble”..and I say Heckle Jekyll and Hide Is SeriousTrouble..

  31. 132 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    stolen bj post tweeted

    • 133 nathkatun7
      July 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Amk, you are simply brilliant! Why is this guy being relied upon by the WP as a fact checker? Factual information should not depend on political affiliations. Someone should tell Glenn Kessler that the Boston globe had to answer a factual question: Did W. Mitt Romney retire from Bain Capital in Feb. 1999 as he and his campaign claim? Obviously, according to SEC documents, as well Miit’s own testimony when he was trying to get on the ballot to run for governor in MA, the answer to that question is a resounding NO! I don’t understand why Kesslar thinks the Boston Globe needed to consult GOP sources.

  32. 135 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm


    Romney’s first TV ad draws flak from Obama campaign for misleading use of president’s words (video)

    November 21, 2011


    Mitt Romney tried to use his first television advertisement of his 2012 campaign to draw a stark contrast with President Obama, but the ad’s misleading use of Obama’s words drew an immediate retort from the president’s re-election campaign Monday night and threatened to undercut Romney’s message.

    The Romney ad uses footage of a campaign stop Obama made in New Hampshire on Oct. 16, 2008, where he was mocking the quote of an aide to John McCain, his 2008 GOP opponent. But the Romney ad shows Obama uttering that line, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose,” without noting that Obama was quoting the words of a McCain strategist.



    • 137 Cha
      July 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

      The article said Mormonism condemmed drinking, caffiene, smoking, etc so he wouldn’t be smoking pot for the debate..BUT, the Mormon Church condems Lying, too..and that hasn’t stopped mitt the hypocrite one iota.

      You can bet he will be in Full Liar’s Regalia for the Debates and have his Sociopathic face ON.

  33. 138 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I appreciate what the President said about his “biggest mistake.” He’s done a phenomenal job, especially given the circumstances he inherited, the unprecedented obstruction and malice from the RWNJs in Washington and throughout the country, and a whorish corporate media. I think he is right to think that we all are yearning for more “storytelling,” as he put it. I’ve yearned for broader, simpler, more colorful, more emotional messaging from the White House. Communication is so key, and I’m glad that it looks like we’re gonna get it, on a whole different level. Perfect timing, too! 😉

    • 139 Pamela
      July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Right on, PJ, and I am also thinking it might not have made any difference, whether PBO chose storytelling over policy: these people were out to get him from day one, they would not have differentiated on the format, they wanted him to fail. He has not only NOT failed, he has won the love and admiration and respect of the entire world! The World For Obama! That’s the New World! 🙂

  34. July 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Now Larry O has David Corn on with his story about Willard investing in a Chinese company involved in OUTSOURCING. …and there is NO DISPUTE that Willard was in charge of Bain at the time.

  35. July 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Normally a calm individual. I tell myself that! but this “free stuff ” FUCKING GARBAGE JUST INCENSES ME. The campaign, DNC and ALL OF US should hammer on that disgusting, nasty attitude from now until the election! S-O-B!! After all the corporate and oil industry welfare????? ALL THE BREAKS FOR THE WEALTHY????

    • 143 sabreen60
      July 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      It’s the same thing as the black woman as the “welfare queen”. Romney knows exactly what he said and why he said it. He and his kind further erode this nation. He’s a soulless lying sack of shit.

    • 145 desertflower
      July 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      I clicked that link, Jovie….other news from that page: Boner thinks that voters will be enthusiastic about voting for Romney in Nov…hahahahahahahaha

    • 146 sabreen60
      July 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Speaking of lying. I keep thinking back on Joe Wilson calling President Obama a liar. The scumbag got away with it and in fact raised over $1 million dollars because of it. To this day as soon as Wilson said it, I wish President Obama or some Democrat would have called him a lowlife ahole. He got away with disrespecting the President and from that day to this, anyone who wants to disrespect President Obama feels that have carte blanche to do so.

  36. 147 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    DAMNNNNN! Lawrence’s show tonight is on fire! Professor Karmel, an esteemed law professor just filleted Romney and Bain. She chose her words carefully and smartly but she crushed him and if there’s no statute of limitations, the SEC could go after him if he filed fraudulent documents.

    David Corn is also FANTASTIC! His investigative work about Romney, Bain, and outsourcing to China is A+. It’s been sending shock waves throughout GOP circles today. This is what real journalism looks like.

  37. July 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Alex Wagner asked one question and left. She looked Sour!

  38. 155 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm
  39. 167 Pamela
    July 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    No, that was wrong! Chips, any chance you can delete that one in favor of this one? http://www.discloseact.com/?tag=art_20120712disclose

  40. 168 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Wolffe is a fool- comparing Romney’s lies to Clinton. Such utter shit. I have no love for Clinton.. but Romney is like no other in the consistent lies.

    • 169 sherijr
      July 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      He lies because no one ever ever seriously confronts him- and he’ll lie when if they ever do. He lies because he truly seems to be of the mindset that he is above the law, above the morality that most of us live by in our daily lives, our working lives.. etc. His money has always allowed him to bullshit his way to the next million.. in the business world the biggest pocketbook is the biggest d*ck and he has bought into that hook line and sinker. It ought to sink him.

    • 170 Cha
      July 13, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Blitzer needs to take off his Chickenshit skin and start doing his fucking job. And, I don’t mean his gopropaganda being force fed to the American People Job!

    • 172 Cha
      July 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Sweet, Chips*tar! Realizing all these LIES about the bain of mitt’s existence are Pro-Longing bain news and making more Americans Aware of mitt’s bain.

      Keep Digging Willard.

  41. 173 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm


    That’s the new title for Lawrence O’Donnell’s show tonight. But Lawrence should have booked Steve Benen to discuss his Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity posts. The volumes of lies is shocking.

  42. July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I am loving it too. Want to share this. I hosted a phone bank earlier tonight. Three of us called folks in NC (180 calls). After we were finished, I was quickly scrolling through the other thread and found the post (don’t remember who shared it) about the Globe refusing Romney’s request to retract. I read it to them and one of the ladies said, “You know this really won’t make much, if any, difference because people are not voting FOR Romney; they are voting AGAINST PO.” Any thoughts from you all?

    • 175 isonprize
      July 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      tnmtgirl. That may well be true (…folks voting against PBO) but, if I thought there was some possibility of real discussion, I might ask “What is it that you are looking for in your President?” and see what the answer is.

      Depending on the answer, I would point out the issues that are positive for PBO. If someone is dead-set against PBO, then they will vote against their own best interest. There is really nothing you can do about that.

      But if you reach someone who is, at least, open to talking about what this country needs, then I would try to talk with them.

      If you get Negative Nelly, check the R-thug box and keep it moving. No use wasting your time on someone who is willing to sink the whole ship just to drown the captain. The campaign doesn’t want you to waste your time on Negative Nelly either… 😆 😆

      • July 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        That’s what we do when we call. I’ve done it enough now that it only takes me seconds to figure out if I have a slight opening or if I just check “Support Republican” and move on. The caller who made that comment had a difficult call — the first one she did. Older lady that was super negative about PO. She tried a little bit to engage her, made some points, etc. but realized it was a waste of time so she thanked the lady and ung up. I agree with what gobrooklyn says: If it keeps some of them home, that’s good!!!

    • July 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      It could make a difference because it may keep those right wingers at home. The longer this goes on, the more it hurts Romney’s chances to win. If GOP base sees little chance of him winning, they’ll stay home.

      In any case, you keep spreading that article. Everyone must know who Romney is.

    • 178 theo67
      July 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      I think those people voting “against PO” need to be challenged. What happens once Romney is sworn in? What do they think will happen to their kids’ futures, their jobs, the country, the stability of the world. Anyone saying that they’re voting against President Obama needs to be asked what policies they’re going to be voting into office. And then they need to be challenged on their extreme level of irresponsibility and hate-fuelled actions. If they can’t explain what world they will be voting into office once they kick out President Obama, then they don’t deserve to vote, and they should be scorned.

  43. July 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Now, the House will have yet another meaningless/political vote, on extension of ALL Bush Tax Cuts.

  44. July 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    What an adorable photo of POTUS with those sweet children. AGAIN. Thank you, Chips.

  45. 182 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Again Wolffe is full of BS: “Obama” (his word) did NOT HAVE to explain about the property via Rescko… He CHOSE to clear it up because he had no reason not to because he was not guilty of anything- and he is OPEN and transparent.

  46. 183 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

  47. 184 anniebella
    July 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    O’Donnell show is gone off. When I first saw the Romney ad were he call the President a liar, I had to laugh and laugh hard. Here this bold face liar is calling someone else a liar. Kind of like a skunk telling some raccoon that he stinks.

  48. 188 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Watch this video! [By the way, from the previews the new show “Political Animals” looks like must see TV]

    Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn joins Jennifer Granholm in “The War Room” to talk about her new TV series Political Animals. Burstyn throws strong support behind President Obama, calling him a “considered” leader. She also has some choice words about Mitt Romney, who she thinks is “smarmy.” Burstyn says, “I don’t think he tells the truth. I think he makes stuff up. I daresay he lies.” Burstyn also talks about the closeness among the Hollywood community and characterizes it in opposition to the small group with a stranglehold on the Congress, who Burstyn says are keeping the President from getting things done.

  49. 192 isonprize
    July 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    h/t AxelFoley over at Prag Obot

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

    • 193 Dudette
      July 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Except without the stutter! 😀

      • 194 isonprize
        July 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        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??? 😆 😆

  50. 195 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Synchronized swimming, baybeh.

  51. 196 anniebella
    July 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I loved VP Biden speech today. He is one of a kind. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  52. 197 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

  53. 199 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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


    • 200 0388jojothecat
      July 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Yep, I paid those bastards off no more credit cards and moved my checking acct to a credit union.

  54. 201 anniebella
    July 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Jay Carney deserve our prayers, for him having to deal with those jackasses everyday.

    • 202 0388jojothecat
      July 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      I pray the WHOLE Obama Administration in addition to him and his family. I also pray for the American people and those that just don’t know what a great, caring, brilliant man we have running this country.

    • 203 theo67
      July 12, 2012 at 11:48 pm


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