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Heads Up: VP Biden at NAACP convention

10:30: VP Biden delivers remarks at the NAACP 2012 Annual Convention in Houston

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194 Responses to “Heads Up: VP Biden at NAACP convention”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

    VP

  2. July 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

  3. July 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

  4. July 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Hiya Bob, absolutely adore your #ADollarADayToOF idea! I haven’t been able to spend too much time on the blog the past few days so didn’t get the chance to mention it on the ‘front’ page, but will do. Keep up the magnificent work!

      • July 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

        Most kind of you, Chips! And, not to worry, fully realize how busy you are!! Let’s face it, I’m building a high-tech company and if it weren’t for the size of my monitors, enabling me to keep tweetdeck and your blog in view all the time, I’d never be able to contribute even the tiny bit that I do!!!

        Hope you are truly getting a bit of ‘chill time’ in the midst of all the work.

  5. 9 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

    • 10 desertflower
      July 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Oh, good. We can all breathe a sigh of relief now….NOT! This from the man that lies every time his mouth is open.

    • July 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Good day amk!!! Neat tweet!!!

      Thought I’d angle the #WhatsMittHiding theme, a tad 🙂

    • 14 jackiegrumbacher
      July 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Yes, really, the new standard for presidential candidates–they can be sleazy, pathologically dishonest, and socially inept, but they aren’t ‘proven’ felons. That’s all the GOP needs to choose their nominee.

      • 15 Pamela
        July 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        So, I’m asking, whatever it was in those documents McCain’t saw, whatever convinced him not to further consider Myth as his VP, and he knew there was a potential act of felony, what kind of citizen does that make him, to cover up, or is it collision to turn his head and pretend he didn’t see anything wrong? Curiouser and curiouser….

  6. 17 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Looks like a packed house!

  7. July 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Team Obama doing conference call with reporters on Boston globe article.
    Booyah!

  8. 27 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I love VP Biden he is awesome!

  9. July 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

    So, now the Robney Camp is spinning, they say just because he was the CEO/President of Bain after 1999 does not mean he was in charge or running anything.
    Oh brother! This is getting easy, a big fat hanging pitch right over the plate.

  10. 32 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

  11. 33 whatisworking
    July 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Good Morning TOD family

    It’s Healthcare and Medicare day.

    Lets start with a heart warming story we need to share.

    Ashwani: A cancer survivor for Obama

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/07/ashwani-cancer-survivor-for-obama.html

  12. 34 whatisworking
    July 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    ObamaCare :: Accountable Care Organizations Improving Medicare

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/07/obamacare-accountable-care.html

  13. 37 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Joe, Joe, Joe!

  14. 38 Dakota
    July 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’m so excited about V.P. Joe’s speech today. I can’t stream it @work so I’m depending on my TOD family to give me the blow by blow! Thanks!

  15. 39 whatisworking
    July 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Great video to share

    • 40 ourmanflint
      July 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      the health care law is Judycare !!!! So touching when real people talk about the impact that the ACA has had on their lives. Very powerful.

      • 41 0388jojothecat
        July 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

        I LIKE THAT….WHEN THE ACA/OBAMACARES HELPS LETS CALL IT BY OUR NAMES….JOJOCARE, CHIPSTIXCARE, AMKCARE, BOBFRCARE……

  16. July 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Cracking up – “….we’ve been blessed to hear from (list of names), we’ve been blessed to hear from Attorney General Eric Holder, we also heard from Mitt Romney…..”

    😆

  17. 47 whatisworking
    July 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

    A web page that has a long list of videos with average Americans speaking about health care.

    http://www.whatisworking.com/search/label/vid-obama-health

  18. July 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Now, the rumor is, Robney does not want any of this to get out, so He will make VP choice soon, to change news cycle.
    Ha!

    • 49 relellit
      July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Good morning/afternoon TODville & Chips 🙂

      R-money can do all the pivoting he likes; still it does not negate his flawed policies. No matter who R-money chooses as VP choice that person will be just as whacked as R-money.

      Everyone have a nice day

  19. July 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Did you hear how the invocation at the NCAAP was phrased: We have been blessed to hear from President Jealous, we have been blessed to hear from AG Holder, we have heard from Governor Romney… 😆

  20. July 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    The President just gave a taped response at the NAACP. Did you see it?

  21. July 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Leno’s amusing take on Willard at NAACP——how his talk really moved the people there away from supporting President Obama to REALLY SUPPORTING President Obama. Also had some fun with the organ music there. And by the way, can anyone explain the reason for the organ accompaniment?

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jay-leno-reveals-the-secret-behind-the-organ-music-played-during-romneys-naacp-speech/

  22. 59 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

    great music playing as they wait for VPB

    • 62 57andfemale
      July 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Corporate welfare freeloaders? Subsidies for oil companies and agribusiness – those freedloaders?

      “Saving” the Olympics by getting Federal money? That kind of freeloader?

      Stashing your wealth to avoid investing in the country you want to lead? That kind of freeloader?

  23. 64 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

    On now!

  24. 65 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

    VPB on stage – ‘shinning star’ playing and VPB flashing great smile – looking genuinely happy to be there – big applause as he is being introduced.

  25. July 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

  26. 68 purpleshoesla
    July 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

    First zing in introducing our illustrious VP!! ” I am happy to introduce a FRIEND of the NAACP.” 😆 Oh you mean Mittens isn’t a FRIEND??. Crowd is fired up!! YES!!!

  27. 69 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Just told everyone that he is lifetime member of NAACP

  28. 71 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

    PBO has put country first

  29. 72 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Talking about all the hard decisions that PBO had to make to pull the country back…made the call to get OBL

  30. 73 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

  31. July 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Our beloved Joe is ready for a fight!!!!

  32. 76 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Joe is such a brilliant pol (in the best way) he is now giving a stirring defense of BO and all the difficult decisions he’s had to make since taking office. Emphasis in BO’s fine character.

  33. 77 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Wow – going full on after R’s congressional obstruction.

  34. 78 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

  35. 79 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

    BRING IT ON HOME JOE……

    This is what I have been waiting for. Vice President Biden is giving the country and the media a bit of truth about the obstructionist Republican Party. This is fantastic.

  36. 80 purpleshoesla
    July 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Joe is telling it, talking about how GOP met the evening of PBO’s inaugaration to craft their obstruction plan! Tell it VP Biden! Tell it!!

  37. July 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    He CALLED OUT the INFAMOUS 20Jan2009 #InagurationInsurgency !!!

  38. 90 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

    TWO PLANS, YOUR CHOICE

    Turning the tax debate upside down

    By Steve Benen

    ————————————–

    For those who can’t watch clips online, the ad tells viewers that Mitt Romney supports tax breaks for millionaires, but actually raises taxes on millions of working families, while Obama wants the wealthy to “pay a little more so the middle class pays less.” The tagline: “Two plans; your choice.”
    .
    .
    If the race is a referendum on Obama, and the mainstream is unsatisfied with the direction of the country, the president has a far more daunting challenge. But if voters are inclined to see the election has a choice between two competing visions, Romney is the one in trouble because the Republican agenda is wildly unpopular.

    That’s even true on taxes, where Obama is challenging the GOP on its bedrock issue.

    ————————————————–

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/12/12702300-turning-the-tax-debate-upside-down

  39. 91 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

  40. July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

    A Bain Capital ‘game changer’
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:09 AM EDT.

    The Romney campaign has truly awful timing. After weeks of the Obama campaign undermining Mitt Romney’s standing with ads attacking the Republican’s controversial private-sector background, Romney punched back hard this morning with a new ad that effectively (and ironically) accuses the president of being a big liar.

    The strategy was simple: the whole day was supposed to be about Romney’s claim that the president is the lyingest liar who’s ever lied. Instead, the ad was released the same day as a new Boston Globe bombshell that catches Romney lying about his Bain background.

    As we discussed yesterday, reporting from Mother Jones and TPM got this ball rolling, but it’s the Globe piece that’s being billed as “a potential game changer.”

    Government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time.

    Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”

    Also, a Massachusetts financial disclosure form Romney filed in 2003 states that he still owned 100 percent of Bain Capital in 2002. And Romney’s state financial disclosure forms indicate he earned at least $100,000 as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings.

    Perhaps the most brutal element of the article comes towards the end: an unnamed Romney campaign official acknowledged that Romney’s claims “do not square with common sense” given the SEC filings. Ouch.

    To put it mildly, this has the potential to do some very serious damage to Romney’s candidacy.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/12/12703193-a-bain-capital-game-changer?lite

  41. 98 purpleshoesla
    July 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Love how he keeps saying Gov Romney and his “allies” or his “allies in Congress”. Doing a bang up job of showing of how Rethugs’ vision of this country’s future. Love it. Love it.

  42. 99 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Voting rights – yeah – he’s kicking it big time now!

  43. 101 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 11:31 am

    IT’S ABOUT THE FRANCHISE. JOE HAS ME OUT MY SEAT WITH BOTH FISTS IN THE AIR. THIS IS FREAKIN AWESOME. TELL IT JOE.

  44. 102 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

    CLOSE YOUR EYES AND IMAGINE A ROMNEY ADMINISTRATION. THAT’S RIGHT, IT WILL BE A NIGHTMARE.

    THIS ELECTION IS A FIGHT FOR THE HEART AND SOUL OF AMERICA.

    • July 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

      And, he POUNDED the podium too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 104 Ladyhawke
        July 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

        THAT WAS A “CHECK PLEASE” MOMENT

        Joe took it to Mitt and the Republicans. He pummeled them, he made it plain, he pounded the podium, he dropped the mic. I can’t wait to see this speech again. It was a tour de force. Just amazing….

  45. 106 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

    And it’s over. Great job Joe.

  46. July 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I am not ashamed to say I’m sitting here with tears streaming down my fact. I LOVE THIS MAN.

    • 108 COS
      July 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

      This, Meta.

    • 110 Vicki
      July 12, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Me, too. Joe’s message was perfect and his delivery—-calm quiet—-a devastating contrast with sweaty high-pitched wildly gesticulating Miitiot.
      And by the way, Rachel said that Mitt is at the Wyoming home of Dick Cheney today raising money and ????vetting Liz???
      ( A crazy idea I posted here last month)

      • 111 Pamela
        July 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        ‘vetting Liz’? Oh, I do hope so! Who in their right mind would hear the name Cheney, connected with the VP, and not have the blood run cold in their veins? On some level, I am starting to think Myth does not really want to be President at all, he just loves all the attention, all the seeing his name in the papers and on the Internet, but he consistently undermines himself…. What a weird weird person he must be on the inside.

    • 112 Cheryllou
      July 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

      I’m crying too. That was a speech. Bravo VP Biden

  47. 114 purpleshoesla
    July 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

    A REAL standing ovation for our illustrious VP!! He ROCKED the house!

  48. 115 Linda
    July 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

    They all ran off the stage….what happened?

    • 116 purpleshoesla
      July 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

      I’m watching it on the NAACP’s website. It looks like Joe is working the front line; shaking hands. People are still standing..

    • July 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Just trying to figure out a way to get to the rope line ASAP.

      • 118 purpleshoesla
        July 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

        He JUST finished shaking hands and taking pix with lots of people on the convention floor. Crowd was dancing as Earth Wind & Fire “Shining Star” rocked in the background

    • July 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Linda, I deleted your Townhall link – what was the point in bringing right wing junk like that here?? No more links to that cesspit, thanks.

  49. 120 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

    OMG…I was mesmerized! He weaved the scenarios of each Presidency..and painted a picture of what each would look like…one hopeful and open and accountable…the other, strangling and fear based and cynical…stripping protections and further alienating voters and the common American from anything….I hope that Chips can get this sometime today…watch the whole thing…and close your eyes…an see what could be

  50. 122 Bill R.
    July 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Good speech, Joe. You reminded them what they know, what they believe, and what our common values are. Quoting Matt. 25 at the conclusion is excellent. It’s a centerpiece of true Christian values and theology, and a centerpiece of the progressive values of the Dem. party. It’s an election about promoting the values of the few (1%) or all of us.

  51. July 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

    How does MSNBainC find Black People that are Robney supporters?
    I mean, they all work for that channel!

    • 124 Bill
      July 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

      That is Sophia Nelson. She once said her goal was to be the first black female Supreme Court Justice but then decided on being a Republican pundit. She certainly lowered her goals, but money is to be made.

  52. 126 Brenda
    July 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I just finished watching VPOTUS @ the NAACP Convention – He rocked! Torn MittensRobme into threads. The crowd inthusiastic(sp) I’m almost sure I misspelled that word. I so wish I was in Houston at this Convention. Joe you rocked.

  53. 127 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

  54. 129 99ts
    July 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Joe Biden is now shown among the crowds – PBO sure got it right when he selected Joe. Mitt would be watching & weeping – there is so much that money can never buy. The folks are so enthused – cameras everywhere.

  55. 131 anniebella
    July 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    VP Biden is someone use to being around black Americans, unlike that rich arrogant snob Mitt Romney. All he is use to is talking down to us, not considering his equal.

  56. 133 edp4bho
    July 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Hi TOD. Joe was absolutely fantastic…I’ve never seen him this fierce. The party has definitely begun. Chips, keep the images coming. And be safe whereever you are !!

  57. 134 sherijr
    July 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

    well poo, I missed the speech. THIS one I do want to see 🙂 I love our Joe.

  58. 137 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

    WH daily brief next….CBS

  59. 138 Bill R.
    July 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Joe really rocked! He called out the Rs and Romney on suppression of voting rights, and on the secret meeting on inauguration day to bring down the President. In this election it’s so important that we get people registered, and fight voter suppression. The young and minorities especially need to get mad as hell about the theft of their right to vote and do everything possible to make sure it doesn’t happen.

  60. July 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Just so they know, we know ….

  61. 141 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  62. July 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Instead of going into detail of Joes wonderful speech, Alex Gagner just cannot get over the fact that The President was not there.
    She reads Her Crackberry emails and then regurgitates!

    • 143 Cheryllou
      July 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      I’m listening to her and just want to turn off the tv.

    • 144 Dakota
      July 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      She’s such a cow. The people at the convention understand that he is the President and has a country to run. He took the time to send them a video message and that’s fine with them.

    • 145 nospin
      July 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      doesn’t mean crap. We LOOOVVEEEE Ride or Die Joe.

      Obama/Biden 2012

    • 146 susanne
      July 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      yes, maybe the point is being made that vice presidents matter, that vice presidents are top executives, with authority and standing and visibility. which brings to mind…….cheney? yep. palin? ditto. and also, which rethug ugly is r-money going to foist on the nation?

      pbo’s choice of joe biden for his vice presidential running mate was brilliant, and a sterling example of pbo’s judgement. point made, and taken. and hilariously underscored by the rethug puppet press!

  63. 147 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  64. 148 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    • 149 desertflower
      July 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Maybe we should remind MIttens that his freeloading costs HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS $100 Billion/YR! He should know ALL ABOUT being a freeloader!He wrote the book!

  65. 150 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I’m loving THIS analogy:) http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/07/12/bainiac-on-the-floor/#comments

    Even though Mitt Romney’s attempt to elude responsibility for Bain’s fuck ups has the air of someone who lays a big turd in the pot and blames the guy who flushed it for the clog, the media has been more-or-less buying his bullshit excuse that he left Bain in 1999. That just got harder:

  66. 151 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    HAHAHA! From commenter on BJ:

    jayjaybear Says:

    I just want to note that I think “Mitt Or Get Off The Pot” is possibly the best tag ever.

  67. 152 desertflower
    July 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    BJ: Romney looks like a liar because he lied, then he looks like a liar because he lied about lying.

  68. 153 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    LOVE THIS LITTLE TWEET

    Elise Foley ‏@elisefoley

    ———————————-

    BIDEN BOOED…for wrapping up his speech.

    ———————————-

  69. 154 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

  70. July 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  71. July 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I’m an Exec Chairman of a company; I’ve been a CEO and a variety of other executive positions in both for-profits and 501(c)(3) organizations – in addition to my academic professor positions. And, I’m an MD. If, in any of those roles, I ever told my Board, etc., I wasn’t responsible and accountable for each of my decisoins, I’d have been finished in a heart beat.

    #BainMitt, if anything besides a greedy sociopathic liar, is a CONTROL FREAK. That dude knew (and knows) where every nickel in every spreadsheet is. And, he will not escape the reality that as long as he was an executive or director of ANY company, he had fiduciary responsibility for that company.

    The dude is refusing full scrutiny of his tax returns because, at a minimum, he’s afraid of being indicted. Period.

  72. 161 utaustinliberal
    July 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  73. July 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    GOPolitico:

    Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    “This is serious business,” said Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s counsel, in a conference call for reporters coming after the Boston Globe published a story Thursday that calls into question the timeline of Romney’s involvement of the firm that the Republican candidate has been promulgating for years.

    Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter laid out the issue as the Obama team sees it: “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony. Or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments” including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.

    If the latter is true, she said, it’s a “real character and trust issue” that voters should be aware of as they decide who to vote for in the presidential election. If Romney was still at Bain through 2002, he’s also “politically responsible for the consequences” of deals that the firm made through then.

    Andrea Saul, the Romney campaign’s press secretary, countered that the Globe’s “article is not accurate” because”[a]s Bain Capital has said, as Governor Romney has said, and as has been confirmed by independent fact checkers multiple times, Governor Romney left Bain Capital in February of 1999 to run the Olympics and had no input on investments or management of companies after that point.”

    The emergence of the SEC filings appears to conflict with that, the Obama campaign contends. There are “literally scores of filings that make it very, very clear that over a period of time that Gov. Romney claims that he was not active with Bain, the Securities and Exchange Commission was informed” that Romney was the chief executive officer, chairman of the board and sole shareholder of the company, Bauer said.

    SEC filings “are very carefully scrutinized by lawyers because of the very severe consequences that follow from making statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission that are not correct,” he said. And if that’s the case, and Romney’s role in the firm was misrepresented in filings, “in the normal course would subject somebody in this position to every manner of investigation with all the consequences that you can imagine would follow.”

    Asked about the Globe story during his daily briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney deferred comment. “It’s an interesting read but beyond that I’d refer you to the campaign,” he said.

    • 163 amk for obama
      July 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      So Stef. I love her framing. The lying fucker is boxed in either way. By his own fucking lies.

    • 164 utaustinliberal
      July 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Holy smokes! Even GOPolitico is turning against Romney. They actually reported a semblance of truth.

    • July 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      “Asked about the Globe story during his daily briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney deferred comment. “It’s an interesting read but beyond that I’d refer you to the campaign,” he said.”

      And now someone has to convinced me that “the campaign” just read this from The Boston Globe.

      Remember – lawyers don’t push issues they don’t know the full extent of.

  74. 166 amk for obama
    July 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Loving this.

    • 167 amk for obama
      July 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      via BJ

      From Sargeant at the Plum Line:

      On a conference call with reporters just now, however, Obama campaign counsel Bob Bauer strongly hinted that evidence of more direct involvement would soon emerge. “I would stay very much tuned on that,” he said

      You betcha. Also. Too.

    • 170 Cman
      July 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Indeed. Obama always extends a hand first, when he is rebuffed he comes back with an iron fist that is sure to crack one’s jaw. I would say Romney’s jaw is unhinged right now. He best course correct before his jaw goes flying off his face.

    • July 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      I guess they thought the President was a little kitten. They forgot who he actually is.

      2007 – decided to run for President of the United States – no matter the risk.
      2008 – defeated the Clinton machine and the “war hero” McCain and his racist sidekick, Palin.
      2009 – sworn in as first AA President, even with world on precipice of global depression; decided to put health care security at the forefront of his agenda; told the banking industry to straighten up; rescued the auto industry.
      2010 – managed to squeeze $20 billion out of BP
      2011 – took care of bin Ladin (among other things).
      2012 – reminded these GOP fools just who is the President of the United States.

  75. 174 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    BAIN IS ROMNEY’S MAIN CALLING CARD FOR WHY HE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT

    President Obama: Bain Attacks ‘Not A Distraction,’ They’re ‘What This Campaign Will Be About’

    ———————————————

    The President said Romney’s record at Bain is relevant “because my opponent, Governor Romney, his main calling card for why he thinks he should be president is his business experience. He’s not going out there touting his experience in Massachusetts. He’s saying, I’m a business guy and I know how to fix it,’ and this is his business.”

    “When you’re president,” he continued, “as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then your job is not simply to maximize profits. Your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot. Your job is to think about those workers who get laid off, and how are we paying them for their retraining?”

    He went on to list other divergent priorities, then said “If your main argument for how to grow the economy is, ‘I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,’ then you’re missing what this job is about. It doesn’t — it doesn’t mean you weren’t good at private equity, but that’s not what my job is as President. My job is to take into account everybody, not just some.”

    ————————————————–

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/president-obama-bain-attacks-not-a-distraction-theyre-what-this-campaign-will-be-about/

  76. 175 Ladyhawke
    July 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Greg Sargent ‏@ThePlumLineGS

    ————————————————

    Dual arguments from Romney supporters now: 1) Nothing wrong with Bain deals after 1999! 2) Romney had no role in them!

    ————————————————

  77. 176 JER
    July 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    If Romney did release those tax returns, how would we know they were authentic. Or could they be just another lie from the Great Liar? What I want to know is: Are the tax returns released by presidential candidates authenticated?

  78. 179 Lorraine
    July 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    http://thepage.time.com/2012/07/12/men-who-have-done-their-homework/

    Oh my goodness, Romney is in real trouble now his friend is praising Vice President. Biden and throwing in President Obama to boot.

    • 180 susanne
      July 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      pretty funny, because obviously the rethugs who allowed r-money to get this close to the nomination hadn’t bothered to find out about his tax returns, his sec filings, his multiple mansions, his dog-on-the-car, his million-dollar dancing horse, and on and on.

  79. July 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Only a rich, entitled White man like Willard could think that he should be elected President of a country:

    1. he refused to serve when asked to (military)
    2. that he doesn’t want to pay taxes to
    3. that isn’t good enough for him to invest his money in.

  80. 182 ChristiMTL
    July 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    #ObamaExcuses4SkippingNAACP is trending….the RWNJ are working hard at changing the subject.

  81. 183 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Willard Mitt Romney at NAACP vs. Vice President Joseph R. Biden at NAACP Convention
    Compare and Contrast … talk amongst yourselves 🙂

  82. 185 Dudette
    July 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Is it just more or does anyone else find it interesting how VP Biden didn’t look uncomfortable at all around THOSE people, compared to yesterday’s guest speaker?

  83. 186 japa21
    July 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Okay, despite rumors to the contrary, I am occassionally a worrywart. I wonder if Romney isn’t being hit too hard too early. There is a thing called unintended consequences. So let’s look at a scenario.

    More and more bad stuff comes out about Romney. The powers that be (the Koch brothers, et al) get together and make Romney an offer he can’t refuse and he withdraws his name from consideration for the nomination. Obviously, someone has to win the candidacy. Let’s now assume that that person, although still RW, comes across as more reasonable and less slimey than Romney. Could that ultimately be a game changer?

    Remember, the whole Republcian stratgy is to tear down PBO, not to promote a specific candidate. Romney has been his own worst enemy. If somebody else comes on the scene in August, would it not make it easier for people to vote for that person where they would have ahd trouble voting for Romney? I am not talking about a Santorum or any of the other clown car inhabitants from the primaries.

    This is just a thought exercise, nothing more.

    • 187 theo67
      July 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Personally – hearing about all of this makes me think the Obama Campaign have some real doozies up their sleeves. This isn’t their first time at the rodeo, and they’ve had three years to plan their campaign. Remember, the OFA offices never shut down, and they’ve been planning this for some time. I think it just seems like a lot of stuff coming out now because the GOP didn’t confront Romney on anything worthwhile during the primaries. The Obama Campaign must have wondered what was in those multiple years of tax returns that Romney gave to McCain that sent him racing to Palin. The Obama Campaign is just looking up material that are all public records – anyone of the thousands of so-called “journalists” in this country could have come up with the same – including all the GOP presidential candidates. They’ve got a lot more. This is just the beginning.

    • 188 Cman
      July 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      The american people can have short memories at times, but the one thing they do not tolerate is a loser. Republicans cannot withdraw a candidate for president, offer up another one and expect to be taken seriously. They would be laughed out the building.

    • 189 purpleshoesla
      July 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Interesting. In thinking this scenario through though, I guess my question(s) is/are realistically speaking who exactly would that more reasonable RW but less slimey person be in the GOP? Tapping someone from the group that is supposedly sitting this cycle out to to run in 2016? Like Jeb Bush? Jindal? Mitch Daniels? Maybe the retiring Olympia Snowe? All who bring there own baggage to the table. Is there someone currently in the GOP party that can even come across as more reasonable right now but still RW that can quickly and easily replace Romney and step into the national spotlight without causing more controversy by doing this?

      The entire party has the taint of RW extremism hanging around their necks. And if there is someone out there, how do they credibly make that pivot to the “more reasonable GOP” choice at the 11th hour when every member of the party is lockstep in implementing the party of no strategy, obstructing jobs, healthcare, ginning up for war with Iran, etc. It would be like slamming on the brakes when the car is going at high speed, non? Seems like it would be a hot mess, but perhaps accelerating the timetable for the implosion of the party as the “reasonable” RWs and the “nutter” RWs fight amongst themselves. And then there’s Ron Paul is his delegate amassing strategy trying to throw a kink in the process at the convention next month–altho I suppose the Kochroaches could likely “make him an offer he couldn’t refuse”. I don’t think such an individual exists in the GOP. Reasonable but still RW seems like an oxymoron before you even get to the slimey part. 🙂

    • July 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      “Obviously, someone has to win the candidacy. Let’s now assume that that person, although still RW, comes across as more reasonable and less slimey than Romney. Could that ultimately be a game changer?”

      To me, a much bigger question would be: Is at all possible to be important in the Republican party and *not* have all sorts of slimy deals in your skeleton closet.

      The longer I look at this “race” the more I get the impression that – to be part of the current GOP – you *have* to be at least a felon to be “on their level” (i.e., taken seriously).

      Yeah, right: “The candidate did not break any laws” – the new standard of excellence for GOP Presidential candidates.

  84. 191 cluny
    July 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    The plot tickens or more Bain pain:

    http://blog.thephoenix.com/BLOGS/talkingpolitics/archive/2012/07/12/the-bain-shadow-years-loom-larger.aspx

    If there is a link to deals made with companies who did favours for the Olympics it could certainly get more complicated.

    Also Dudette is spot on ” ‘compare and contrast’ (also the many others who have made this point here) We must always present as a choice btwn the two men running for the Presidency in every way we can think of.

    • 192 theo67
      July 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      I totally agree with this approach. People act like the alternative to President Obama isn’t Mitt Romney, but some virtuous, miraculous unknown being that has some grand plans to do something about the mess left and perpetuated by the GOP. No. The alternative to President Obama is Mitt Romney. The President has brought about 3 years of continuous job growth, lower taxes, incredible domestic accomplishments and investments – despite steady opposition from the GOP – and has done wonders internationally. There is an actual candidate who has surrounded himself with Bush cronies, has lied from beginning to end about himself and his plans, and has a record that deserves scrutiny. We have to present the actual reality of these two choices, and not the fantasy that the GOP and their media lackeys are trying to portray.

  85. July 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    There is a great Obama ad running in my media market which I suppose is really the NC market highlighting “insourcing”-President Barack Obama vs “outsourcing”-Mitt Romney. It gets right to the point, and I have seen in quite a bit.


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