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12

Rise and Shine

This video is dedicated to Alex Okrent, the staffer in President Obama’s campaign office who died yesterday. May he rest in peace

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You can see President Obama’s speeches in Virginia yesterday on C-Span

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Bloomberg: 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.

More here

Thanks amk

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Charles Blow: Mitt Romney’s stories just don’t jibe.

First, there is the issue of when he left Bain Capital, the private-equity firm he founded.

….Second is the issue of Romney’s tax returns.

…The narrative is starting to take hold that he is dishonest, devious and irreconcilably different. These are simple, deadly character flaws in a candidate because they’re antithetical to the American ideal of the presidency.

… My mother used to say: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said.” The simple truth makes sense, stands on its own and can be proved. Nine times out of 10, things that require constant clarification and endless appending aren’t the simple truth.

That’s mother’s wit, and everyone has a mother.

Full article here

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Charles Pierce: As entertaining as all the When-Did-Willard-Leave-Bain-And-How-Thoroughly-Did-He-Leave-It? whoop-de-doo is, doesn’t fighting over the subject imply that you’re accepting the notion that Bain only went all predatory and pirate-ish as a result of Thoroughly Moral Mitt’s departure? And isn’t that really the wrong question to be asking, and doesn’t that really make you sort of a sap? Discuss.

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Cagle

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Today:

The President will hold campaign rallies in Glen Allen (Richmond) and Centreville (Northern VA.).

The rally at Centreville High School starts at 4 p.m. ET – not sure yet about the Glen Allen speech.

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Morning everyone 😉


152 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 8 Roberta in MN
    July 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Good Morning Chips, Am I fiest?

  2. 11 ChristiMTL
    July 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Morning Chips and TODers…..the new campaing ad is brilliant!

  3. 17 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

    First ?

  4. 22 Allison
    July 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Yesterday was a great day for POTUS!

  5. 24 Ceb
    July 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Good morning !

  6. 25 Pamela
    July 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Good morning, Chips, and all of TOD! Lovely cool cloud cover in Seattle on this quiet Bastille Day!

  7. 26 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Chips. This deserves the FP.

    Obama’s Edge Over Romney: Shift in Opinion on Handling of the Economy

    http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2012-07-13/obamas-edge-over-romney-shift-in-opinion-on-handling-of-the-economy/

  8. 29 LOL
    July 14, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Wow…that was a devastating ad.

  9. 30 ChristiMTL
    July 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I just posted a tweet about the Romney saga…..whatever he did or didn’t know, as the sole owner, he still made huge profits from outsourcing! It’s easy for him to say that he didn’t made any decisions on Bain operations, as if, he sure as heck collected those millions from what they did.

  10. July 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Gees………….THREE minutes into this and I’m number 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys are ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 33 criquet
      July 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Amk. This is huge particularly6 after what Romney said in all 5 of his interviews yesterday. Please tweet to Stephanie Cutter, Liz Smith, David Axelrod etc. Great find.

  11. 34 Bill
    July 14, 2012 at 9:23 am

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

  12. 39 Michele
    July 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Chips, can we make this a headline next week

    Lyndon Johnson said, ‘You can’t shine shit.” Willard mitt romney is the piece of shit we need to shine the light on..

    Also, this is McCain’s oppostion research which was found by Andrew K

    • 40 0388jojothecat
      July 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

      WOW….skip down to pages 160 and 161, for the bombshell. This will be much harder for Ol’ Robme to explain. There appears to be some shady dealings going on with Robme and Bain making a $36 million profit on the sales of one of his businesses who’s stock dropped shortly after they sold it. Robme probably should have never run for office now that all this business dealings will be scrutinized. David Corn said there is a lot more out there for any “real journalist” to dig into. Last night it sounded like David Corn was issuing a challenge.

      • 41 99ts
        July 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

        Much of what everyone has been saying is there – much mention of SEC rulings – it seems John McCain may not have believed the exit Bain story. Also mention of Mitt refusing (report says declining) to disclose how much money he made by bailing out of a company before it crashed.

        Earlier pages also have information relating to failed companies & employment losses.

  13. 42 Pamela
    July 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Chipsticks, m’dear, the video at the top seems to stop at 30 seconds, and will not continue loading. I so want to view it! Is anyone else having this problem, or is my iPad busted? 😦

  14. 47 joyce
    July 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Good morning family. May the good Lord continue to protect and bless our wonderful first family.

  15. 48 Lb4Obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Carville is on with Chris Hayes pimping his new book……however, his book is called “It’s the middle class, stupid” and they showed the new ad with Robme singing America the Beautiful..ha! Carville says the democrats are on fire, and it working because it is the truth. Robme is who they say he is! Feeling the love this fine morning from the Clintinites! Yes!

    • 49 Linda
      July 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

      I saw that…but I turned it off when Hayes said he was going to show a clip of Ed Rendell…

      Rendell needs to be cut loose as a surrogate….he hurts , not helps .

    • July 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

      But Chris just said both sides raise money from private equity and Katrina agreed and said both sides do it(paraphrasing)!
      Unreal!

    • 52 Lorraine
      July 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

      My pops loves James Carville. I like him too he is a bit of a blowhard but he has a good soul. He just wants Demcrats to win all the time and he gets upset when he sees something that could hinder that.

      • July 14, 2012 at 10:18 am

        If he wants Dems to win all the time he sure has a funny way of going about it.

      • 54 0388jojothecat
        July 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

        I used to like Carville until he acted like an ass over the oil spill, screaming on camera and blaming the Obama Administration fo”r “not

        • 55 0388jojothecat
          July 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

          There must be gremlins with wordpress. It’s freezing up on me. Is anyone else having this problem?

  16. July 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

    The sheer brilliance of Team Obama is no match. Mitt shoulda taken Murdoch’s advice. But that’s the least of his worries now. He’s spending time sorting out his lies. Like Blow said, when you tell the truth, you don’t have to try to remember what you said last week. Mitt is definitely not ready for prime time.

    • 57 ChristiMTL
      July 14, 2012 at 9:40 am

      Isn’t it amazing to hear them whine like this????? their hypocrisy is breathtaking….how dare the President and his team attack Romney on his Bain record and tax evasion, everything should be off limits while their SuperPacs attack the President viciously, lies and distortions…and his latest campaign ads pretty much called the President a liar……unreal!

      • 58 joyfulmeme
        July 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

        He didn’t pretty much call the president a liar. He outright called him a liar. Mitt is the liar. He’s been lying about the president consistently for the past year.

        • 59 veryslowwriter
          July 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

          The way you know what the GOP is up to: Whatever they accuse the President of doing is exactly what THEY’RE doing.

  17. July 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

    When all else fails, go to USA Today/Gallup poll for your lead story?
    Tampa Bay Times front page poll, Obama only leads Robney by 1 in Florida 47-46, and in all swing States, 48-46.
    Blah blah blah!
    Good old Gallup!

  18. 61 Bill
    July 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Carville is praising the PBO campaign now.

  19. July 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Chips, LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this VA video. Thanks so much for capturing the essence of this campaign.

  20. 69 Michele
    July 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

    What I also heard from Chris Hayes show is that Senator McCain is a pack rat so I don’t doubt for a second that he doesn’t have copies of all Robney’s taxes…

  21. July 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I haven’t had the chance to go through the past few threads, so someone else among the brilliant people here probably made this observation, but this past week really showed the difference between the two candidates:
    PBO visits the real people in Hampton
    Romney pals around with the 1% in THE Hamptons.

  22. 74 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:47 am
  23. July 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Wonderful dedication video, Chips! So young, so talented and gone much too soon! GM all!

  24. 76 utaustinliberal
    July 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

    That ad about Romney is just pure genius. Just pure fucking genius. I continue to be thankful that the team Pres. Obama has is on our side because they are bloody lethal. My goodness!

    • July 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

      That’s going to leave a mark. The scary part for Romney is PBO hasn’t even started to rev it up. This is the preliminaries and already they got Romney crying foul. Even Republicans are telling him to quit whining. Romney thinks the Koch brothers are going to save him but as someone on another blog said no amount of money can help you when it’s clear to your opponent that your jaw is made of glass.

  25. July 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Obama Unrelenting On Bashing Romney’s Job Record
    by The Associated Press
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. July 14, 2012, 09:10 am ET

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney insists that he stepped down from his private equity firm years earlier than federal records indicate, but President Barack Obama is more than a little skeptical and says his Republican rival has much to explain.

    Obama campaign advisers said the president, during a second straight day in tightly contested Virginia, planned to remind voters on Saturday of the discrepancies between Securities and Exchange Commission filings and Romney’s recollection of his role at Boston-based Bain Capital.

    Obama was focusing on a state that he won in 2008, a first for a Democratic nominee since 1964, and on an issue that Romney says diverts attention from struggling economy.
    ………………………….

    In a round of interviews, the Republican candidate defended his account of his role at Bain, and said Obama owed him an apology for an aide’s suggestion that the Security and Exchange Commission filings, if false, could bring a felony charge.

    “This is simply beneath the dignity of the presidency of the United States,” Romney told ABC.

    It wasn’t just Obama, though, pressuring Romney.

    “There is no whining in politics,” chided John Weaver, a veteran Republican strategist. “Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns.”

    Romney seemed unlikely to find any contrition from the Obama campaign, where a spokesman said there would be no apology, as the president’s aides dug in on an issue they see as a winner for them.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=156767593

  26. July 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Is their really depressed turnout in the AA community? And an outreach by the Obama camp is just prudent! Right?-

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/237885-obama-revs-up-black-outreach

    I ask you all, because you should know?

    • July 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

      No. The Black Community like the rest of the Democratic base is stoked.

    • 81 nospin
      July 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      There was no depressed vote however, the outright disrespect shown by Willard by walking into the house of NAACP thinking he could take a dump on AAs and implying that the group should be grateful because he would be an excellent slave master pushed voter turn out and increased the folks voting for PO in November to a new high.

      Example – I have been trying for years to get a certain segment of my family and their friends to register to vote and participate in the process but was not successful no matter what I said. Willard Romney’s actions toward NAACP on National TV and then the fact that he had the gall to boast about what he did in front of the folks in the fundraiser after speaking to the NAACP did what I could never do.

      Not only did those same family members let me know they got registered but that they were so pissed off, they got others to do the same thing.

      So, thank you Willard Romney.

  27. 82 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

  28. July 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Loved all the photos from yesterday. I watched the speech on cspan but the faces of people listening to him, so engaged are heartwarming. What a guy!

    • July 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Good morning everyone. Yesterday was a phenomenal day. Love the newspaper headlines. This morning I decided to turn on the Today show just to see if they would mention Bain. Lo and behold, crickets. Today show on the weekend use to be a staple in my life but I cut the show over a year ago when I saw how they were leaning right in their news and interviews. So I am assuming that they believe that Williard’s interviews should put thisBain issue to rest, although he told the same lies.

  29. 85 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

  30. July 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Romney’s Clear-as-Mud Bain Explanation
    By Molly Ball
    Jul 13 2012, 9:36 PM ET

    Meanwhile, in many of the interviews, Romney also was pushed on why he hasn’t released more of his tax returns. Here’s what he said about that to CNN’s Jim Acosta:

    ACOSTA: When are you going to release more of your taxes and how many years?
    ROMNEY: I’ve indicated that — well, first of all, we’ve complied with the law. The law requires us to put out a full financial disclosure. That I’ve done. And then, in addition to that, I’ve already put out one year of tax returns. We’ll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready. And that’s what we’re going to put out.

    I know there will always be calls for more. People always want to get more. And, you know, we’re putting out what is required plus more that is not required. And those are the two years that people are going to have. And that’s — that’s all that’s necessary for people to understand something about my finances. And, look, if people believe this should be a campaign about attacking one another on a personal basis and go back to the kinds of attacks that were suggested in some campaigns in the past, I don’t want to go there.

    It’s a mark of how successful the Obama campaign has been pushing the tax return issue that the Bain question and the tax question now seem inextricably linked, when in fact they are totally separate — related thematically at best. We already know from financial disclosures that Romney received a six-figure salary from Bain during the years when his role with the company is in question; his taxes from those years would tell us the exact magnitude of the salary, but wouldn’t likely clear up the question of how hands-on his managerial duties were or whether he personally signed off on Bain’s plant closings.

    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.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/romneys-clear-as-mud-bain-explanation/259834/

  31. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    July 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Good morning, TOD! Wow – actually watched 10 mins. of that awful Up w/Chris Hayes show and got to see James Carville say something I agreed with, for a change.

    James responded to some dolt on the panel who asked when President Obama would start saying what he’ll do when he’s re-elected, and very respectfully (referring to him as “the President” – not just “Obama” – several times) explained what he thought. He said, more or less, that right now the campaign is rightfully joining the takedown of Romney and it is NOT TIME YET to bring up all of the President’s legislative and other plans for his second term. He said he can sense the campaign is starting to move in that direction, but the thrust now must be as it is, taking down Romney, and then closer to the election, the President will map out his priorities for another four years, for the voters to consider.

    I cannot stand James Carville, so consider this kinda like a real tribute from little ol’ me to his saying something right for a change.

  32. 88 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Morning everyone.I had this song in my head this morning, and then I woke to see Chips beautiful tribute to Alex. I thought this was appropriate. Condolences to his family and his friends,You will be missed by many. We will carry on for you.

  33. July 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

    “WAAAAH, WAAAAH… HE’S TELLIN’ THE TRUTH ABOUT ME… MAKE HIM APOLOGIZE… MAKE HIM STOP… I WANNA BE PRESIDENT TOO… WAAAH, WAAAH!”

    That’s my imitation of Mitt Romney and the Republicans’ in general in their response to PBO’s Bain Capital attack ads. Can you believe it?! The biggest political bullies this country has ever known WHINING about being JUSTIFIABLY attacked… with the truth being told on their sad and sorry choice for THEIR President.

    I LOVE it! PBO is doin’ exactly what has to be done to beat these Right wing vote suppressing, Democracy threatening, lying, obstructing, Women’s and Civil Rights killin’, double-dealin’, Citizens United lovin’, AHCA repealin’, UN-american, job growth sabotuering enemies within. So… GET ‘EM TEAM OBAMA… do NOT hold back on “Willard” the Rat master. We’ve got your back and your back is got… and thank you PBO for finally giving the Democratic Party something they haven’t had in loooong time…. “cajones”.

    • 94 desertflower
      July 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

      🙂 This! Now if all the Dems can get a clue and follow his magnificent lead…..

    • 95 amk for obama
      July 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Now you tell us how reeealy feel about rethugs.

    • July 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

      If he wants PBO to apologize he better ask McCain for an apology first. That oppo from 2008 is devastating and from the looks of it Team PBO hasn’t scratched the surface.

      • 99 Obama Grandmama
        July 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        Thanks for the opposition post. I just spent 2hrs going over it. It is very complete. What surprised me is that the GOP take on the Bain work and on Mitt’s flip flops is pretty much the same as our complaints only from the opposite point of view. It is amazing that both sides feel that way although you will see the GOP circling the wagons regardless.

  34. 101 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Credit card companies Visa and Mastercard and major US banks have agreed to a $7.25bn (£4.65bn) settlement to retailers over card fees.

    The case, which has been going on for seven years, is over firms colluding to fix the fees that stores pay to process credit and debt card payments.

    The settlement is thought to be the largest of its kind in US history.

    It involves a $6bn payment to stores and an agreement to reduce swipe fees for eight months, valued at $1.2bn.

    An additional $525 million has been set aside to pay to the stores which sued individually, including grocery chains Kroger and Safeway and the Rite Aid pharmacy chain.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18839293

  35. 102 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

    🙂

  36. 106 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

    You know…I still think about the utter disdain that Willard showed for people he thought were “freeloaders”. Is someone, ANY ONE, that can fill him in and ask him how it is that he gets to park millions in offshore accounts, TAX FREE, that the cost to America for his selfishness and greed is $100 BILLION / year…and WE’RE the freeloaders??????? Can someone just ask him to square that for me, because I’d really like to know!

  37. 109 Michele
    July 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I still recall Senator Obama at the time doing the sit down editorial interview and he said he gives everyone the benefit of the doubt and he is not quick to bash. However, if you take advantage of him he will knock you out.. I feel same when robney’s peeps sent around that edited video and the house rethugs refuse to raise debt ceiling. Mama said knock you out….

  38. 113 donna dem 4 obama
    July 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

    They may not be old enough to vote but just think how many teenage friends these twins have that will now be voting for OBAMA/BIDEN ticket this November. 🙂

    Twin sisters known as the Church Sisters performed in Roanoke for the President:

  39. 114 Linda
    July 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    BARACK OBAMA: MADE IN HAWAII (Canceled)

    This is a shame…..it was looking to be very good….

    • July 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Gloria is pressing forward with her movie, but has found Kickstarter was not the avenue to support it. She is appreciative of private donations, and her commitment to completing the several years work already involved is tremendous! It will be an excellent production, and very necessary, IMO.

  40. 116 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Look…Mr Portman delivers the R weekly address…”We’re going broke!” Fear all the time…bet there’s no mention of how they would explode the deficit in that little propaganda piece.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/portman-we-need-to-face-facts-were-going

  41. July 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Good day everyone ….

    And ….

  42. July 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I love that the AP released a story on Obama’s new ad, with a link to the ad——-sent out to news venues from sea to shining sea.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5isiC1KwYoLx0wQA5NCZZILDkgAVg?docId=309fe20e5aa14d7d9ffbd23eb081f7ba

  43. July 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Morning all, had to paste the following from a comment in HPuff. Great facts.,,,,,

    “The very fact that Romney thinks that these ads “distract” from the economy shows that he’s like most Republicans today: they don’t have ANY (clue) when it come to the economy.

    The US has the biggest economy in the world. Obama has completely turned it around during his first term.

    When Bush left, GDP was at -9%. It has been negative for five consecutive quarters, and became each quarter more negative. By the end of 2009 though it was at +6%, and has been positive since then. So Obama averted a depression (GDP at -10%) and ended the worst recesssion (= at least two consecutive quarters of negative GDP) in less than a year.

    The same goes for jobs: when Bush left we were losing 800,000 jobs a month and each month 100,000 more than the previous month. Since the beginning of 2010 though we’re back to normal, pre-recession levels of monthly job creation (= an average of 150,000 new private sector jobs a month). Since then, Obama already added more than FOUR MILLION private sector jobs, which means MORE in 2,5 years than the GOP during Bush’s entire first 6 years.

    The independent, Republican leaning agency Moody’s calculated that his American Jobs Act would add another 2 million jobs in 2012 alone, increasing GDP by 1-2%, and lowering the unemployment rate by 2%, bringing it to 6%, in other words to a level that is 2% LOWER than when Bush left.

    The GOP blocked it, so BECAUSE of the fact that we gave the House to the GOP, the unemployment rate is at 8% instead of 6% by the end of this year.

    They did introduce their own jobs bill though – after having blocked the American Jobs Act. They called it the “Real American Jobs Act”. Moody’s has calculated its impact: it would LOWER GDP and INCREASE the unemployment rate.

    So WHEN will Romney start saying that he does NOT agree with the GOP when it comes to job policies? And when will he explain why he rejects the American Jobs Act? And when will he propose a bill that creates MORE than 2 million jobs without adding to the deficit in one year alone … ?

    He NEVER talks about solutions, when it comes to jobs. All he does is remind us that he was the CEO of an investment company.

    That means IF the Obama campaign wants to talk about jobs with ROMNEY, they HAVE to talk about him as a CEO, that’s the only thing Romney himself has to offer on this issue”

    • 124 eclectic11
      July 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Good post. I’m just waiting for the “I vote Republican and all I got is this lousy economy” t-shirts to go on the market for those middle eco-class right wingers who consistently vote against their own self interests.

  44. 126 cookemom
    July 14, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Howdy Doody O folks!!! Great getting up day again on TOD avenue!! I listened to the faux outrage from the opposition about PBO doing the unthinkable….challenging his opponent. One day after Pittiful says, ‘if you have to explain yourself, you’re losing’, he explains his role and tenure at Bain. This is just July, I wonder what the next drip, drip, drip of angst will be released on the

    My political take today is didn’t the Rmoney campaign see the last Dem primary and national campaign that team Obama waged? PBO doesn’t back down, nor does he need to double down, he just gets down.

  45. 130 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

  46. 134 ChristiMTL
    July 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

    No matter how much corporate media spin this, that the Bain attacks are false or whatever lies they’re saying, that the President is mean boohoo….one thing they can’t defend, it’s the tax evasion!….

  47. 135 desertflower
    July 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Wait. So NOW those southern gulf states like regulations??? They deserve this money to fix the mess that BP made, but I see this as akin to railing against the stimulus, yet posing with the big checks and claiming credit.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/14/us-bp-settlement-states-idUSBRE86D06N20120714

    Reuters) – U.S. Gulf Coast states have a higher stake in the amount of money the U.S. government can wring out of BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to a new law that would divert billions of dollars in potential BP fines to them.

    The RESTORE Act, signed by President Barack Obama on July 6, directs that 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties paid by BP be placed in a new trust fund for restoration efforts in the five coastal states damaged by the worst U.S. offshore oil spill: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Texas.

  48. 136 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

  49. July 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Please RT and circulate this great video Chips created.

  50. July 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

  51. 141 cluny
    July 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

    If anyone has the time or the inclination can they please tweet the fact that it WAS NOT stephanie Cutter but Romney’s OWN surrogate Dan Senor who first mentioned the ‘felony’ word. david gergen et al have been tut tutting over the cutter remarks. I’m sorry but I don’t have a twitter account but I think this deserves some pushback. here is the clip of Senor debating Gibbs on Morning Joe.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/#48117624

  52. 144 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

  53. 145 amk for obama
    July 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Wish krugman were this supportive of the prez earlier.

  54. 150 Sharon
    July 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Lynn Sweet has today’s schedule and that of the week forward. Covering lots of ground this week.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/07/president_obama_official_sched_952.html#more

  55. 151 Dakota
    July 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Good morning TOD Family.
    I would like to add my condolences to the family of Alex Okrent as well as to his OFA family. Such a sad loss for us all. I’ll be making a donation today on his behalf. We must fight hard in his honor to make up for his loss. I’m sure he was as excited as the rest of us are over these turn of events with Robney. We must keep hitting and hitting hard. Oh and I like the quote from Lyndon Johnson…”You can’t shine shit!”
    Volunteering for a few hours this afternoon at the International Folk Art Festival in Santa Fe. Hubby said to leave the credit card @home…funniest thing I’ve heard all day!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

  56. 152 idon
    July 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I cannot stop watching the best POLITICAL AD EVAR!! PBO is the MAN!! There are no words for the perfectness and awesomeness of the ad. It is totally Saturday Night Live but 1000 times better.

    I am really hoping some of the best rappers get together and do an awesome rap/music for Affordable Health Care aka OBAMACARE (which is what members of Congress and their families have). I am so waiting for that so I can put it on my phone and play all day.


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