A Day In Virginia

Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia


Phoebus High School


… speaking to an overflow crowd during a campaign event Phoebus High School


President Obama greets bystanders outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting in Hampton, Virginia


Roanoke Regional Airport


Roanoke, Virginia

256 Responses to “A Day In Virginia”

  1. July 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

  2. 9 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    What a day!

  3. 10 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

  4. 11 theo67
    July 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Even if Mitt Romney didn’t attend a single meeting or utter a single word on behalf of Bain Capital, the fact that he signed those documents means something. You don’t put your signature on something without the expectation of being held accountable. And signing SEC documents has a particular level of accountability – and felonious level of accountability. That’s why CEOs and CFOs are now criminally legible for the actions of their company ever since Sarbanes Oxley legislation, and when they sign for something – it means something. Even though these docs are before the Sarbanes Oxley legislation, signing SEC documents still held some weight. If Mitt misrepresented himself and his oversight of the company, he’s also liable for any losses during that time for misleading his investors.

    Also – didn’t some of the Olympic people say that Mitt was kind of hands-off during the Olympics, as well? I could have sworn I read this recently.

    • July 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      theo, the triple bottom line on the deal is that he owned 100 % of Bain Capital until at least 2003. He has no where to hide; it was ALL HIS. And, I’m sure, that is a big reason he won’t release the tax returns he showed McCain in 2008.

      • 13 yardarm756
        July 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

        Like I said on the previous thread that it sounds like swiftboats may be starting their engines.

        • 14 Obama Grandmama
          July 14, 2012 at 12:59 am

          If the use of swiftboat is our side against them, I object. I thought swiftboating referred to lying not uncovering hidden information voters may need to use to determine their votes. I don’t think what was done here on our part should be considered swiftboating.

    • 16 utaustinliberal
      July 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Nailed it Theo!

    • 17 desertflower
      July 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      This! Right on point, theo. Every word. Like when we sign our tax forms, we attest to the fact that they are true and accurate…unless all that accountability is only for the 99% of us….

    • 18 nathkatun7
      July 14, 2012 at 12:59 am


  5. 19 isonprize
    July 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    What a day, what a crazy last few days!!! And it’s only JULY!!! For folks like me, who don’t really understand all this 1999 – 2003 SEC filings stuff with Myth R-money (although I do know it’s serious) here is an EASY question from John Cole at Balloon Juice.

    And another thing. If Romney wasn’t the CEO for those three years, who was?

    Shouldn’t someone be coming forward to say they were in charge, not Mitt. Wouldn’t there be minutes from a board meeting detailing the line of succession? How about a mass email sent out to everyone at Bain congratulating the new CEO like you would get at every other company in America? These are arrogant fuckers, surely there has to be one Bain brochure with the new non-Mitt CEO standing in front of his office. Surely Bain must have an investor newsletter that would tell investors that Romney was out in 1999 and the new CEO was in charge. Where is all that stuff?

    • 20 amk for obama
      July 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      They got no answers to any of the legit questions being asked by the O campaign. Poutrage and distraction is all they got. nd fucking msm enables them but then with their ratings in toilet (recent gallup poll had them in their lowest ratings ever at 21%), they don’t matter anymore.

  6. July 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    On NBC, “Meet the Press” hosts Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie and the two Senate whips – Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois and Republican Jon Kyl of Arizona.

    Its political roundtable also features anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and NAACP President Ben Jealous.

    Any questions???

  7. 28 pinkbunny92
    July 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Beautiful and AMAZING!! President Obama is going to win! While we can’t let up and stop working, there is no way a pathetic candidate like Willard could ever hope to beat someone as wonderful as President Obama.

    Romney could NEVER hope to draw that many! He’s a worm, a jackass, a weasel…wait I can’t insult God’s creatures like that! Romney is just a cesspool of slime! end of story.

    • July 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      “Romney is just a cesspool of slime! end of story.”

      I’d say you are being way to kind 🙂

      Thank you for all the RTs, friend!!

    • 30 nospin
      July 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

      It is not enough to win. We have to rip out the root and DESTROY the cancerous disease that is now the GOP, TeaParty and any other dysfunctional hate group.

  8. 31 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm
  9. 32 anniebella
    July 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Did Mitt release his tax returns?

    • 33 anniebella
      July 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      All this explains why John McCain didn’t choose Mitt as his VP candidate? Why would McCain look over Mitt and go get some airhead like Sarah Palin. What did he see in those 23 years of tax returns of Mitt?

    • July 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Nope! He blamed Stephanie Cutter!

      • 35 anniebella
        July 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

        Well Mitt can blame Stephaine Cutter for him losing this election. I’m sure she will wear the badge with honor.

  10. 36 Ceb
    July 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for taking us along on the campaign stops, Chips.

    Have a good night and a beautiful weekend everyone. It is so good to finally see some push-back against Mitt the liar from some print media outlets after the O Team’s lead. Our guy has this. Keep the faith.

  11. July 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Stephanie Cutter on FTN against Kevin Madden!
    The Robney Camp are trying to make this about Her.

    • 38 anniebella
      July 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Well Jovie let them try. Last time I check it wasn’t Stephaine Cutter’s name on those papers to the SEC, after she had said she no longer work for Bain Capitol. It’s not Ms. Cutter who refuse to release her tax returns. It’s not Ms. Cutter who have lied so much even people are beginning to notice his lying ways.

    • 40 jacquelineoboomer
      July 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      She makes ’em all sorry they tried to make it all about her. Love her.

  12. July 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Don’t lose sight of the forest ….

  13. 42 Dudette
    July 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Wassup Family!! 🙂

  14. July 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Time to move on to the kitchen and prepare some dinner, but wanted to leave all you folk with this terse bit of perfection … 🙂

    • 46 Dudette
      July 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm


    • 47 nathkatun7
      July 14, 2012 at 2:26 am

      Great observation! It’s no wonder W. Miit Romney’s word salad are more difficult to make sense of than those of Sarah Palin. Mitt has not only perfected the language of “double speak,” but he is now the unquestionable master of the” language of non intelligible speech.”

  15. 48 utaustinliberal
    July 13, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    The rapt faces of the children and the overwhelming amount of diversity is so freaking fantastic!

    • 49 4morefor44
      July 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

      you rarely see this talked about in the media, but i think that’s one of the most important aspects of barack’s presidency. the positive ripple effect of this time on future generations will be immense decades from now when these kids are the ones taking control of society.

  16. 50 anniebella
    July 13, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Well Good night all, it’s been a busy day for POTUS. Hope he gets some rest. He is back on the road tomorrow. Where are his stops tomorrow and what time will he be speaking?

  17. July 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm


    Funniest thing is —as hidious and damning as the latest BAIN LIES are, realistically it’s not NEARLY as bad as what is already obvious about willard, nor anywhere as damaging as his stated policies……with NO detail.

    NEVER MIND the permanent devastation of what we know he would REALLY DO.

  18. 52 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm
  19. 55 amk for obama
    July 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Ok, I am putting down my marker today. It will be 55-45 blowout for PBO on Nov 6th. You heard it here first.

  20. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    July 13, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Snark Knoller, may be you and Mark Knoller could work together to count HOW MANY hugs POTUS and FLOTUS have given to all kinds of people ever since they came onto the national stage

  21. July 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    TPM Editor’s Blog

    Weak, Weak, Weak
    Josh Marshall-July 13, 2012, 9:56 PM

    Honest question: does anyone think Romney helped himself with this round of television interviews? This is more fact-finding than rhetorical. And the people whose opinions I’d be most curious to hear are those of Republican operatives — people who want the answer to be ‘yes’ but are politically sophisticated enough to know if it’s not.

    The headline in the Times is “Romney Seeks Obama Apology for Bain Attacks”.

    In the Journal “Romney Defends Bain Capital Tenure”.

    This is ‘bitch slap’ politics played with a gusto and coldness seldom seen from Democrats, at least since the Bill Clinton days. Asking for an apology is losing. Saying you want something you clearly have no power to get is losing.

    There’s a meta-politics Obama is playing by slashing at Romney with suggestions he might be a felon. He’s wounding Romney, who is clearly rattled and angry about the charges, but just as clearly can’t defend himself or strike back. As I’ve noted many times, a thick layer of presidential politics (in a way that’s distinct from US politics at really every other level) resides at the brainstem level of cogitation — with gambits to assert power and demonstrate dominance. Obama looked in control of this situation; Romney didn’t.

    TPM Reader JL could barely contain himself …

    Bitch slap politics at it’s finest.
    Step 1. Obama tells Romney to man up and take responsibility.

    Coming soon …

    Step 2. Romney whines that it’s beneath the office.

    Step 3. BO Surrogates tell Mitt, you’re running for President for God’s sake. Don’t be such a girly man!!

    I love it!! Are we sure Obama’s a Dem?


  22. July 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

  23. 71 utaustinliberal
    July 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Hahahaha….the hashtag #ApologiesToMittRomney is on fire tonight on twitter. Liberals are so fucking smart!


    • 72 4morefor44
      July 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

      just saw this one:

      Path2Enlightenment ‏@Path2Enlighten
      #ApologiesToMittRomney Sorry u had to dodge the draft, move to France & miss out on Vietnam, but don’t worry, my uncle filled in for U. #RIP

    • 73 susanne
      July 14, 2012 at 12:23 am

      these are fun!

    • 74 purpleshoesla
      July 14, 2012 at 12:23 am

      UT you are on a SERIOUS roll with this hashtag on Twitter. I can’t keep up nor catch my breath I’m laughing so hard. ROCK ON! 🙂

    • 75 Cha
      July 14, 2012 at 2:26 am

      Haha..This is what I’m talkin’ about!

      “Joel West ‏@IAmJoelWest
      I’m sorry you are a lying, sociopathic, sad excuse for a human being who bullies people and mistreats animals #GOP “

    • 76 nathkatun7
      July 14, 2012 at 2:43 am

      Absolutely hilarious! Smart and witty.

  24. 77 Dudette
    July 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Time to fire up tonight’s soundtrack… First, a little fired up ass-kickin’ music

    • 78 purpleshoesla
      July 14, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Love the Dixies and this song in particular because they were first si WRONGLY villified and then “SEVERELY” vindicated. 🙂

  25. 79 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 13, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    What a wonderful day here in VA. My President looks absolutely *beautiful* in these pics — great color, great shape, high spirits, giving and receiving the love and respect of the people. I hope he is being replenished and strengthened by the positive energy being beamed in his direction.

    Thanks for the awesome coverage today, Chips! 😛

  26. 80 desertflower
    July 13, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Did I post this already? http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/07/romneys-got-nothing.html

    After reviewing all we now know, he says this:

    A false SEC filing is a serious offense; to say so is not disgusting. So is potential perjury in 2002 when Romney detailed his continued involvement in Bain-owned enterprises in the period he retained the CEO title and now says he had nothing whatsoever to do with Bain. The SEC filing rules apply to everyone – except, it seems, to Romney, and his well-paid legal and accounting team. They may have so internalized this immunity from any accountability that Romney may indeed genuinely feel disgusted by being called to follow the normal rules, or called out on logical inconsistencies.

    I’m getting the feeling that Romney thinks he is above the level of accountability required in a presidential candidate or even in an average ethical businessman. He seems genuinely offended to be directly challenged with facts – which he still won’t address or rebut in detail. So he simply huffs and puffs and uses words like “disgusting” for a perfectly valid charge in the big boy world of presidential politics.

    This does not seem to me to be like a candidate ready for prime time.

  27. 81 4morefor44
    July 14, 2012 at 12:00 am

    if a corporation is a person, then mittbot is a slave trader and human trafficker. that’s what bain and vulture capitalists do – buy and sell and bleed-dry their “properties” in order to enrich themselves.

  28. July 14, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Jonathan Karl Needs an Adult Diaper

    by BooMan
    Fri Jul 13th, 2012 at 11:16:27 PM EST

    I wonder if Jonathan Karl thinks he did a good job of questioning Mitt Romney about the controversy surrounding his departure from Bain Capital. I hope Mr. Karl is currently hitting himself in the face with a 2×4 in some sort of ritual penance for dropping the ball.
    The first question is like something out of tee-ball. Karl notes that someone in the Obama campaign mentioned that he might have committed a felony, but he doesn’t explain why, and then he just offers Romney a chance to rebut the charge. That’s pathetic, and it doesn’t help inform his viewers about the issue at all. It just makes it sound like an unsubstantiated allegation had been made.

    His second question is to ask whether the president should apologize for the behavior of his staff. How’s that for hard-hitting?

    With his third question he actually makes a go at being a journalist. He asks Romney if he can avoid being responsible for the actions of Bain Capital when he was the owner, the CEO, and the chairman of the board. But, when Romney insists that he bears zero responsibility for Bain’s action despite his positions, Karl meekly follows up by saying, “So you bear no responsibility?”

    And then look at his next question and ask yourself if Sarah Palin could do worse:

    KARL: So you don’t disavow what happened at the company, that they may have done things that were wrong, not wrong that you had nothing to do with. would there be something with being associated with Bain Capitol during those years


  29. 84 4morefor44
    July 14, 2012 at 12:12 am

    in honor of alex okrent, let’s make sure barack gets better congress to work with this fall! forward!!

    • 85 4morefor44
      July 14, 2012 at 12:16 am

      ah, those “family values” and “patriotic” republicans…saw this on the alex okrent article at the chicago sun times:

      “EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the tone and content of many of the comments associated with this story, commenting has been turned off. The Sun-Times encourages readers to make their voices heard, but commenting must maintain a respectful and constructive tone.”

      surely it’s “both sides” doing it, right sun times?!?

      • 86 desertflower
        July 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

        Sad. I say we work as hard, or harder than Alex would have…and win this one with him in our hearts. The ignorance and hatred just makes me work harder.

      • 87 theo67
        July 14, 2012 at 12:34 am

        I find it hard to understand what kind of people would leave nasty messages during such a time. They’re not human.

  30. 88 utaustinliberal
    July 14, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Apologies To Mitt Romney is now trending on twitter! Hahahaha.

  31. 90 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 12:17 am


    There is the chart from Pew, then this…that I have to agree with!

    The significant lead Romney has over the president on reducing the federal deficit is a great example of just how bad the media coverage of the federal deficit has been. Particularly during the summer of last year leading up to the debt ceiling hostage crisis.

    President Obama has lowered the deficit since taking office and has passed legislation that will eliminate the deficit within this decade.

    The federal deficit was $1.4 trillion in fiscal year 2009. The fiscal 2009 budget was the last budget passed by George W. Bush. The projected federal deficit for fiscal 2012 is $937 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    With the elimination of the Bush Tax Cuts included in the Budget Control Act (the debt ceiling deal) the federal deficit may entirely vanish by 2018.

    Alternatively, the limited proposals Mitt Romney has debuted during his time running for president would balloon the deficit and add as much as $10 trillion to the national debt.

  32. 91 57andFemale
    July 14, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Let me get this straight: PBO is responsible for every job lost from the moment he was sworn in, jobs that were lost because of Bush’s disastrous economic policies, but Romney is NOT responsible for his OWN policies put in motion as sole shareholder, owner, President and CEO of Bain?

  33. 94 purpleshoesla
    July 14, 2012 at 12:32 am

    This clip from Martin Bashir’s program today prior to the Romney whine fest this evening was on a previous thread but am reposting here because it is worth watching. Karen Finney stated something interesting, namely that Romney released tax returns in the 90’s when he was running for Senate and got his ass creamed on Bain and negative ads about Bain and lost. When he ran for Gov in 2002 he didn’t release ANY tax returns and won the office. But yet he had no problem turning 23 years worth of tax returns over to McCain to be vetted for VP in 08.

    • 95 amk for obama
      July 14, 2012 at 1:03 am

      The times guy was trying to cover mittbot’s ass by bashir wouldn’t let him. Finney was great. Did she work in political campaigns before ?

      • 96 purpleshoesla
        July 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

        Yes, several. Here’s a snippet from her bio. And yes the Times guy was equivocating and trying to dismiss tthe SEC filings as just “a piece of paper”. PLEASE! I’m glad that Martin doesn’t sit still for any of that nonsense.

        Karen’s more than 20 years in national politics includes four presidential campaigns, the Clinton White House, a New York Senate race, as well as being the first African American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee. Karen has also worked to improve public education in the public and private sectors.

        As spokeswoman and Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee Karen helped guide the DNC’s communications and media strategy for Howard Dean’s “50 State Strategy”, re-branding the Democratic Party, the successful 2006 Congressional elections and DNC strategy for the 2008 presidential campaign. During the Clinton Administration, Karen served as Deputy Press Secretary to then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and as Deputy Director of Presidential Scheduling for President Bill Clinton. Karen has also travelled to all 62 counties in New York State as a Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton’s successful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2000; during the general election in 2004 she travelled with Elizabeth Edwards as her Communications Director.

    • 97 Cha
      July 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

      “Romney leaves his hole”… his ratf*cker hole?

  34. 98 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

    h/t to PoliticalCarnival:

  35. 100 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

    More mittbot bashing

    Harry Reid on Senate floor: Romney ‘basically paid no taxes in the prior 12 years’

    Is this why mittbot tax-returns are so toxic ?

    This is not going away despite the msm covering for mehmney.

  36. July 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I have heard several Republicans say PBO is attacking Romney because he can’t run on his record. Nonsens. I wish pundits would stop them midtrack and challenge them.

    Charlie Rose began to challenge PBO when he referred to Romney’s “Mr. Fix-It” assumptions. Well, of course tht is what Romney is saying, over and over again….

  37. 108 Dudette
    July 14, 2012 at 1:06 am

    There’s a none too subtle message in here for Willard.

  38. July 14, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Just a little fun:

    There was once a guy called Mitt
    who thought he was certainly “it”
    but his boasting of Bain
    turned into real pain
    So Mitt is no longer quite fit,

    Good night all.

    • 111 purpleshoesla
      July 14, 2012 at 1:47 am

      Turned it into a tweet. h/t to you. 🙂

  39. 112 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Happy 50th birthday, Stones. 50 years. BFD!

  40. 113 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 1:22 am

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  43. July 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

    And with those two contributions, good night good people.

  44. 118 purpleshoesla
    July 14, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Romney’s Clear As Mud Bain Explanation

    “The problem for Romney, though, is that the tax question inevitably boils down to, “If he has nothing to hide, why doesn’t he just show us his taxes?” The answer to that question is that Romney has never claimed to have nothing to hide. In the returns we’ve already seen, there was plenty that Romney would have preferred to keep hidden, from a Swiss bank account to a shell company in Bermuda. The implication of Romney’s refusal to disclose more is that the political flak he continues to take for his secrecy is still thought to be less painful than the potential public financial colonoscopy. And that will lead many to conclude that he does, indeed, have something to hide.”


    I think my favorite 3 words in this article is “public financial colonoscopy” 😆

  45. 123 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 1:38 am

    As long as we got some Hall and Oates here…

  46. 125 Dudette
    July 14, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Here’s another one for Willard

  47. 128 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Because this song makes me happy…and he has a damn great voice! Sweet Freedom!

  48. 130 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Dear Willard, This is for you. Obots

  49. 137 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 2:03 am

    A twofer:)

  50. 139 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Looks like wild wimmin have taken over the stage. I better exit left.

  51. 145 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

    A doctor, a lawyer and an engineer were discussing the relative merits of having a wife or a mistress. The lawyer says: “For sure a mistress is better. If you have a wife and want a divorce, it causes all sorts of legal problems.”

    The doctor says: “It’s better to have a wife because the sense of security lowers your stress and is good for your health.”

    The engineer says: “You’re both wrong. It’s best to have both so that when the wife thinks you’re with the mistress and the mistress thinks you’re with your wife – you can go to the office and get some real work done.

    /ducks and runs

  52. 150 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

    For Alex. What a handsome, vibrant young man. Let’s do this for him…let’s donate like he wished.


  53. 151 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

    “Honey,” said this husband to his wife, “I invited a friend home for supper.”

    “What? Are you crazy? The house is a mess, I haven’t been shopping, all the dishes are dirty, and I don’t feel like cooking a fancy meal!”

    “I know all that.”

    “Then why did you invite a friend for supper?”

    “Because the poor fool is thinking about getting married.”

    • 152 desertflower
      July 14, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Where do you get these little “gems”? I must admit, some of them are so funny, I send them to my husband…and then HE shares at work…your works are famous:)

      • 153 amk for obama
        July 14, 2012 at 2:24 am

        You accusing me of plagiarism ??? That’s beneath the office of …. a desertflower. I demand an apology.

  54. 158 Bill R.
    July 14, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Breaking- in an effort to breathe new life into the MItt Romney campaign they have created a new campaign song: “You’re So Bain!”

  55. 160 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Opps! http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/romney-death-by-association-128919.html#.UAC-z8lJc9o.twitter

    Mitt Romney, speaking to the Salt Lake Tribune about Bain Capital and his political career in February of 1999, just after he decided to take the job turning around the 2002 Summer Olympics:
    I’m not a powder puff…. By that I mean that it’s not that I would never consider laying off workers or closing down a plant to save a company. Unfortunately in the business world I know, the world of troubled companies, many businesses can get better with medicine. But many others require painful, wrenching surgery. I have been involved with companies that concluded they had to close a plant in order to survive. And that’s an awful, awful thing to have happen. And it’s death for a politician to be associated with that.

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/07/mitt-romney-psychic.html#ixzz20ZksT6T2

  56. July 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Great Pics! You Just can’t fake this. I don’t care what msm says.

  57. 163 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Why are married women heavier than single women?

    Single women come home, see what’s in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what’s in bed and go to the fridge.


    Single women claim that all the good men are married, while all married women complain about their lousy husbands.

    This confirms that there is no such thing as a good man.

    This also confirms that women are always confused and don’t know what they want.


    I’m outta here.

  58. 168 purpleshoesla
    July 14, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Thanks for the soundtrack while I did all my reading and emailing links tonite ladies. Doing some phonebanking tomorrow so gonna call it a night. It was a lovely day. I know Bill Withers’ version of Lovely Day is the quintessential awesome sauce, but I like this mellow version by Walter Beasley too and with that will leave y’all to it.. G’nite. Fais de beaux reves!

    • 172 Dudette
      July 14, 2012 at 3:08 am

      So er um, this took place in April in Chapel Hill (Blue Heaven to be exact). 🙂

      As I recall, student loan rates didn’t double on July 1, isn’t that right? Must be Mitt’s fault. Hmmm, good news for John McCain.

  59. 173 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 2:52 am

    That’s what I’m talking about! When are people going to get out of their own lala land and realize that abstinence doesn’t work?


    Though I’m not sure the “condoms made in India” was that important…amk, care to weigh in? Do they have better condoms in India? Gotcha!

    • 174 amk for obama
      July 14, 2012 at 2:55 am

      We have over one billion population and rising. What do you think ? Gotchaback. 😉

      • 175 desertflower
        July 14, 2012 at 3:03 am

        They just prefer not to USE those condoms…for their intended purpose. Water balloons from the roof…check!

  60. 176 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 2:52 am

  61. 178 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 3:05 am
  62. 182 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

    guys…I think this is a new SEC filing that we haven’t seen before…Odwalla (granola bars) July 2000..Mitt’s name all over it.


    The actual SEC filing:


  63. 185 Dudette
    July 14, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Alright… the bed is calling. Here’s a little something to keep in mind when the Repugs get you down! 😀 😀 😀

  64. 186 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 3:39 am

  65. 187 susanne
    July 14, 2012 at 5:00 am

    there is no whining in politics, chided john cheever, veteran rethug strategist. stop demanding an apology and release your taxes.


  66. 188 cluny
    July 14, 2012 at 5:08 am

    How great have the last two days been? don’t know if anyone is awake and sorry if this has already been posted but given all the screaming over Stephanie Cutter from the Romney campaign it seems to have escaped their notice (and the media’s) that the first person to bring up the word ‘felony’ was their own surrogate, Dan Senor, in his humiliating debate with Robert Gibbs on Morning Joe a few days ago:


    also sorry to hear about the young Obama campaign worker passing away in the Chicago headquarters. Sad. thoughts with his family and all who loved him.

    • 189 Bill
      July 14, 2012 at 6:44 am

      Gibbs is a very smart debater.

      • 190 cluny
        July 14, 2012 at 7:03 am

        Yes – he is very good on the attack and one of the few really good counterpunches the Dems have. He should be on all the shows more often.

        • 191 anniebella
          July 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

          We can’t get over confident, we have to continue to fight this because until we win it ain’t over. So we have to do whatever we can to help. Keep registering people, letting them know about the voter ID, helping them get that ID, doing whatever we can. Keep moving FORWARD. Knowing that we are in a battle, but it’a a battle we tend to WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. 192 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 5:22 am
  68. 193 FiredUpInCA
    July 14, 2012 at 5:37 am

    It’s interesting that Mitt Romney, the author of “No Apology,” demands so many of them.— Detached Observer (@DetachedO) July 14, 2012

  69. 194 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 6:21 am

    President Barack Obama has gained an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney in a Pew Research Center Poll showing public confidence in either one’s handling of the economy shifting toward the president in the past month.

    Obama leads Romney by 50 percent to 43 percent among registered voters surveyed, Pew reports, with the Republican Party’s presumed presidential nominee losing 3 percentage points of support since its previous poll in early June.

    Public opinion on which candidate would do a better job of improving economic conditions has shifted from an advantage for Romney in Pew’s June survey to support for Obama in the latest survey of 2,373 registered voters conducted June 28-July 9.

    “Romney has not seized the advantage as the candidate best able to improve the economy,” the Pew Research Center states in its Web-site report on the survey. “In fact, he has lost ground on the issue over the past month.”

  70. July 14, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Chris Hayes says he is getting to the bottom of this Bain stuff by interviewing a firmer Bain employee.

    • 198 Bill
      July 14, 2012 at 7:10 am

      C-SPAN’s topic this morning is where should Olympic clothing be manufactured. Does that mean this is a more important issue than Willard’s lies and tax returns?

    • 200 hopefruit2
      July 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Hmm…I tend to be skeptical about Hayes where the president is concerned so I will wait and see. It may not be what we think it is.

      But lets hope it’s not some subtle undermining of the President’s attempt to expose Willard. I see that Ezra Klein has been doing that already.

  71. July 14, 2012 at 7:00 am

  72. 203 cluny
    July 14, 2012 at 7:01 am

    What all the fuss about Condi Rice is really all about = STERICYCLE.

    The abortion fetus company Bain invested in (during the 1999 period that Romney is now running away from) has the capacity to wreak havoc on the R campaign. If pro lifers get to hear about this story – the way they have been hearing about the SEC filings this week – then MR can kiss a lot of their votes goodbye. Cue Condi Rice speculation nonsense . MR has no intention of selecting Ms Rice as veep and I doubt she would be interested but her sole function (remember she is pro choice) is for her name to be floated so that Romney can then very ostentatiously refuse to select her on the grounds of his firm pro life standards. He does not have the base sewn up – they don’t trust him and this stunt is simply to distract from the Stericycle story. I think the stericycle story has to be out there for every rabid pro lifer to absorb.

    If anyone here has any friends/family/co workers/ neighbours who are raging pro lifers please start spreading the news. Also if we can get a list of pro life groups we can do a collective carpet email/twitter bomb.

    Anyone interested or agree with tis theory?

  73. July 14, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Our Campaign released another ad this morning in 9 swing states, pushing Robney in Bain.

    • July 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Obama is doing an early ad blitz that is going to bury Romney. Romney might be raising all this money, but Obama still has a great deal more raised since the campaign and is spending it in swing states defining his opponent. By the time September rolls around, Romney will be crawling out of Tampa!

      • July 14, 2012 at 7:33 am

        I agree, they are defining Robney, and doing a great job. I also think when pundits say it is a bad economy. No! It’s stalled because of obstruction, but not bad! Losing 750k jobs per month, the day the President took office, that is bad.
        So, the Pundits are also assisting Robney, but it ain’t working, me thinks Viters ate a little more sophisticated this election cycle!

        • July 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

          Yes, voters are getting information through sources other than Tea-NN, FAUX and MSNBainCapital. They also TRUST this President more than any GOP pol, “political strategist” or cable news reporter.

  74. 208 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 7:11 am
  75. 209 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 7:14 am
  76. 211 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

    • 212 Ladyhawke
      July 14, 2012 at 7:24 am

      You’ll like this one amk…



      Obama is SOOOO divisive, says the party that plotted to destroy him on the night of his inauguration.


  77. 214 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 7:24 am

    • July 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

      OH. MY. GAWD. I can’t believe how brilliant this is!!!!

      Good morning TODville!! We have an OUTSTANDING CAMPAIGN on our hands!! Wow, this is going to hurt that joker Romney, bad.

      • 216 amk for obama
        July 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

        GM meta.

        Awesome isn’t it ? As I was saying to gobrooklyn on twitter, mittbot must be ruing the day he decided go all copycat on PBO. 🙂

        • July 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

          Good morning, amk.

          I love the visuals of each country and the fact that his phony voice is singing “America” in the background. It leaves an emotional gut reaction to the very idea of hid bid for the presidency. It’s just beyond brilliant. Jim Margolis is a god.

  78. July 14, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Is Peter Alexander on the payroll? He is lousy!

    • 219 utaustinliberal
      July 14, 2012 at 7:41 am

      He really is. He’s pathetic and crap. Pure crap.

    • 222 Bill
      July 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Everytime I see him I can only think of a time he was reporting from London and continually pronounced the River “Thames” as it appears and not as it should, “Temz”. For such an important feature of London and England one would think he would have done a little homework.

  79. July 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

    What is today’s events and when?

  80. 230 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 8:00 am


  81. 231 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 8:04 am
  82. 234 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

      Well said… “Whitewater didn’t define Clinton — he was running on other issues. Barack Obama didn’t run for president as the Jeremiah Wright candidate, and George W. Bush didn’t run on his service in the National Guard,” Begala said, referring to the issues that plagued previous presidential campaigns. “But Romney is a one-trick pony. The only calling card Romney has for the presidency is his time in business. He never mentions his record in Massachusetts — those years have been scrubbed. His raison d’être is his business background, and he won’t come clean on it.”

  83. 236 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 8:25 am


  84. July 14, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Den super PAC money forsecond quarter-

    In addition to Priorities USA Action, U.S. Senate-focused Majority PAC raised $5.4 million for the quarter, with lower chamber-centric House Majority PAC generating $4.3 million. American Bridge 21st Century and American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, which primarily attack Republican candidates, combined to raise $4.1 million, the groups said.

  85. July 14, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I just LOVE this ad. It tells you all you need to know about presidential candidate Willard. It should be blasted everywhere.

  86. 245 Bill
    July 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

    C-SPAN now has Charles Hurt from the right wing Washinton Times to discuss the 2012 election. He does not think Bain is important. He said Willard should have been talking about Condi Rice in the interviews yesterday not Bain. There is no one else in the discussion until callers call in.

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

      The horrid Washington Times? Wow.

    • 247 anniebella
      July 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Okay Bill, that is what they say before the camera, but behind close doors what are they saying? Maybe they are remembering what Rick Santorum said about Mitt being the wrong choice to go up against Obama.

    • 248 0388jojothecat
      July 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Apparently he does not know what’s been happening in the news……he should find another profession. Oh yeah, the media “creates” their own news and wonders why no one reads newspapers anymore.

  87. July 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

    So, Chris Hayes is talking about food stamps and not Bain?
    I dunno! He had commercials saying he will be interviewing people from Bain, and now we are on food stamps?

  88. 252 Michele
    July 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Chips, this quote needs its on headline….

    Lyndon Johnson said, ‘You can’t shine shit.”

  89. 253 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:07 am


  90. July 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Another jam-packed week for PBO. Stops in Cinci, then San Antonio and Austin in Tx., back to WH on Wed., then Th. and Fri. in Fl.—-Jacksonville, Palm Beach, Ft. Myers and Orlando.


    • 255 Bill
      July 14, 2012 at 9:18 am

      While PBO is campaigning in an important swing state today Ann is driving Willard around on his jet ski trying to soothe his hurt feelings.

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