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This, That and the Other

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President Barack Obama meets with Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, July 31 (Pete Souza)

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Wednesday:

9:50: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:05: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Mansfield, Ohio

11:40: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Mansfield Central Park

1:15: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Greensboro, N.C.

2:30: President Obama departs Mansfield en route Akron, Ohio

3:00: Arrives in Akron

3:05: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Laconia, N.H.

3:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the John S. Knight Center

5:05: Departs Akron

6:25: Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event in Raleigh, N.C.

6:30: President Obama arrives at the White House

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Several gazillion thanks for all the emails in the last 24 hours, I completely promise I’ll get around to replying to them all – soon! And thanks for accepting the shiny new blog policy, the only donations ever sought from now on here will be for Obama/Biden 2012, absolutely nothing else.

Huuuuuge apologies for not being around too much today, my cranky boss was at it again – expecting me to justify my existence. Freak. 🙄

Hope you’re all doing well?

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PS Ah crikey, what can I say? Just checked the fundraiser…. sigh, I have to up the target again.

Love ya all, intensely! Thank you SO much.

TOD Fundraisers:

a4alice * Alycee * BWD * CollegeKay * Cookemom * DonnaDem4Obama

Hachikō * Hgerhard * HZ * Judith Fardig * Mae Who Love Our CIC

Marlz * Meta * Pamela *prettyfoot58 * proudmemberofglobalzero * Rita * Theo67 * The Obama Diary

If you have a spare dollar or two, please consider donating to the TODers starting out with their fundraisers – thank you 😉


182 Responses to “This, That and the Other”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I love this dude!

  2. 10 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Am I right on time or too late?

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      ‘my cranky boss was at it again’ … 🙄

      Chips, you want me to have a word or two with him for you? Like “w’sup bud?”

      ….
      Just let me know and I’ll distract his attention. In the meantime, here’s a wee bit of Amk’s port. I doubt he’d mind that I hid a bottle away for emergencies. Sit down, put your feet up and relax for a bit, and BTW, in an unknown plan to help him cut down his intake let’s not mention the bottle to him. 😉

      • July 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        😆 Ah, I’d love you to deal with my boss, VC! Thought I might lose my job today through a cranky show of defiance that bordered on the kamikaze, but I was in luck, the boss said “hmm….. you have a point”. Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!

        • 13 amk for obama
          July 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm

          Be careful out there, Chips. Try sharing this blog load with others.hf2, meta, tally come to mind

        • 15 vcprezofan2
          July 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

          Amk, is right, you know, CC. We don’t want you to do anything foolish where your livelihood is concerned, or where your health is concerned. Burning the midnight oil continuously is not an optimum scenario. I’m sure there are a couple of willing TOD souls with time on their hands who can give you some support. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it. End of mini sermon! Except to say we truly love and appreciate your work for PBO! {{{CC}}}

        • 16 57andFemale
          July 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

          I swear we work for the same guy………

  3. July 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Keeping Reince up to date on the debacle of the GOP and #BainMitt … 🙂

  4. 20 nospin
    July 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    POTUS and VPOTUS 12 years of tax returns
    http://www.barackobama.com/tax-returns/

  5. July 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Love POTUS in his grey suit!! Love the vids.

    What a day. More Mess from Mittens.

  6. 23 vitaminlover
    July 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    My 2 favorite public servants with hearts of gold, minds of genius, nerves of steel and personalities of dynamo winners.

    • 24 carolyn
      July 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      I like the grey suit too. Looks light and summery. Noticed LOD also had a grey suit on tonight…..the new color? It’s a little less formal, but classy.
      We know the Obamas are style setters, but I think a lot of women are following FLOTUS who would probably never admit it, and that’s in wearing sleeveless dresses. News anchors and commentators, and many women on TV are going sleeveless, which would never have happened four or five years ago. I love it…….Her influence goes wide and deep.

      • August 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

        The week after FL Michelle wore her yellow outfit at the beginning of the summer, I saw women wearing that bright, sunshiny yellow colour everywhere. They looked great!

  7. 26 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Tomorrow looks like it’s going to be busy, which means yours truly better get a good night’s sleep! Hope both PBO and FLOTUs do too. 😆

  8. July 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    GARGANTUAN FUND RAISING DEADLINE AGAIN!! Forgive me, but who is our TOD-er intrepid funds bundler extraordinaire? I KNOW we’re all giving and I’ve done what I can along the way BUT, I’d love to give another July donation I can manage through her. Remind me please!!!? I’m going to make the donation either way….

    • 31 cookemom
      July 31, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      You speak of the mighty Donna O, fundraiser princess warrior. I don’t have her link, but if you so desire to contribute to a neophyte by comparison, here’s mine: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Cookemom

      • 32 magapie
        July 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

        Donna!!! OMG, she’s gonna KILL ME!!! But I do have the Earlyheimers and….pre-election stress syndrome…..and doofus ole dude-itis and…..

      • 33 vcprezofan2
        July 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        Nice Cookemom, you need to up your goal! 😆

        BTW, Chips has put all the links above at the bottom of the post, so TODville donors can ‘go wild’ in the next 1i/2 hours.

    • 34 Pamela
      July 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      It’s me, pick me, Dave!

      • July 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Send me your link!

        • 36 Pamela
          July 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

          Oh, Chips has it up above, in the list of TeamObama FR pages…. I am Pamela! Will be back with a link if you wish…. 🙂

          • 37 Pamela
            July 31, 2012 at 11:15 pm

            https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Pamela

            Thank you, and thank you so much to the other TODObots who donated via my page today, looks like Chipsticks won’t be the only one raising her thermometer! VaHoo! 😆

            • 38 HZ
              August 1, 2012 at 12:45 am

              Chips, ((((((((((((((( I appreciate you so much))))))))))))))))))) Please get some rest because we all love and want you to not over work yourself. You are soooooooooooooooooo very special to me. My peace within my space here comes when I think that I will not be able to make the journey, but then my angels come with encouragement and peace within. No turning in my keys right now because I still have doors to open. However, you give me hope and peace here Chips in our beautiful haven. Thanks for keeping me in the fundraiser group. I am almost to my goal. Amk, thanks for your encouragement also.

              My mother always said to me,”Remember to always thank the person who touches your inner heart to bring it joy, and never waiver in your support.” I thank you, Chips, and I hope that I will never waiver in my support. You have taught me so much and given me so much hope to walk outside the box in so many new ways for our president. This little senior loves you dearly, Chips.HZ

              We are going to make this one also. Love and ((((((((((((((((( Hugs to my TOD Family.)))))))))))))) HZ

              • August 1, 2012 at 1:15 am

                Good to see you, HZ. I hope you’re feeling stronger.

              • 40 amk for obama
                August 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

                Congrats Hz. 960 dollars in a month is pretty good.

                To the generous TOD’ers – May I suggest you split the donations equally to all these wonderful fundraisers ?

    • July 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Arizona has been in the news lately, mostly because of weather.

      Last week, the Daily Mail UK featured a Phoenix “haboob” sand storm on its US landing page, and now it looks like you’re having torrential rains. If you don’t have to go outside, and don’t live in a low or downslope area, I’d guess the downpour is preferable.

      Now, AZ is in the news because R-money has the support of only 18% of Latinos:

      R-money lies/switches position hourly. Any yet some polls have him ahead of PBO in honesty. How is that possible?

      • 43 desertflower
        July 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm

        AZ…always something! Yes…the haboob (love to say that…freaks people out) was nasty. They’re so awful, I can’t even tell you how much I hate them..and dangerous ! We did get a nice bit of rain here this afternoon. I swear…it’s a darn good thing that snow doesn’t come to Phoenix too often, because I’d hate to see these people drive in the snow! They can’t even drive in the rain for goodness sakes! Some woman pulled right out in front of me today and it was very hard to stop my car…rain slicked roads with oil on them….I managed, but for crying out loud.

        I’m surprised that Romney even HAS 18%…even so..NOT GOOD….for HIM!!!
        That Atlantic piece….balderdash. Those folks must have been hitting the port to hard when they answered:)

  9. July 31, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    BTW, ASSad’s troops and a bunch of local Aleppo thugs are having a really, really bad night … and if ASSad himself didn’t heed SecDef Panetta’s advice to ‘get out fast’ he definitely has a death wish ….

  10. July 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz defeated Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in a Republican primary runoff for an open U.S. Senate seat, the Texas Tribune projected on Tuesday.

    I saw on Twitter a week back the hashtag #FreedomWorks (Beck, Palin etc.) and saw they hosted a large rally of Tea Partiers from around the world. They were rallying around Ted Cruz and focused on getting out the vote to beat their incumbent Dewhurst. They got their win. I really hope the national support for PBO translates into across the ticket support for any Dems. President O needs a Dem majority House and Congress to solidify the vision of America’s future.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/01/us-usa-campaign-texas-winner-idUSBRE87003120120801

  11. July 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Why are the Pundits all over Phelps? He wins the Silver and you would think he lit off an Atom bomb, in one of our Cities!

    • 59 amk for obama
      July 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      What do these ignoramus fat a$$ pundtwits know, jovie ? Really?

    • 61 desertflower
      July 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      They spout off and don’t know jack. Been around swimmers for a long time. My daughter swam. What Phelps has done is a phenomenal achievement…there are new young guns that are challenging him (as it should be) I double dog dare those big mouth pundits to do the time that he had to do in the pool to get that silver metal!! Until they can back the rhetoric with some deeds…they need to STFU.

      • 62 amk for obama
        July 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        The guy sets a new record in Olympics medal tally which may never be broken again and these fucksticks talk trash.

        Gawd, what a fucked up country

    • 63 cindysweatt
      August 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

      These athletes do things that if there wasn’t actual video film footage, no one can imagine a human body could do.

    • July 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Hiya fella, how are you doing?

    • 68 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Amk, Chips already included the link above with all the others!

      • 69 amk for obama
        July 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

        More the merrier.

        • 70 vcprezofan2
          July 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

          Yes.
          BTW, have you checked your liquor cabinet recently? I can’t remember if it’s time to replenish your supplies or not but I’m going into town, and if you give me your list and specific instructions re labels etc.I can save you the trip.

          • 71 desertflower
            July 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm

            That reminds me…think it’s cocktail time:) Thanks,vc!

            • 72 vcprezofan2
              July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

              Only a little one now, Desertf, mind yourself. You don’t want to be toooo relaxed. 😉 Were you out canvassing today or getting your classroom ready for the start of school? I looked for you last night for company and couldn’t find you anywhere! Oh well, as soon as I get the energy to get up, I’m off for tonight. Catch you later!

              • 73 desertflower
                July 31, 2012 at 11:46 pm

                🙂 Just a splash! School starts on the 7th for me….only a week left 😦 I will be happy to see everyone and all the kiddos….just love my summer…I could use another couple weeks off….but I really do need a paycheck:)

                • 74 HZ
                  August 1, 2012 at 12:58 am

                  Desertflower, relax and enjoy your week left. I remember those days of yesterday. Cherish your cocktail. The kiddos always bring a smile out. I hope that you will have a wonderful class to work with this year.

                  Thanks for all you do.HZ

    • 76 relellit
      July 31, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Done!
      Thank you amk for obama and donna 4 dems

  12. July 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Does your boss act like he pays you too? Mine is the same way. 🙂

    • 80 carolyn
      July 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      This is an excellent essay!

    • 81 Cha
      July 31, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thx dotster..This could be said about all of Romney’s utterings..

      “”Romney’s remarks totally neglect historical facts and are actually irresponsible if he just meant to appeal to voters at home,” said the Chinese.”

      Romney’s trip abroad was basically a Really Big Shit Stirrer and he’s blaming it on the press because he can’t even be held responsible for his own damn mouth.

  13. July 31, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Oh, the RWNJ are coming out of the woodwork today. Blocking is so much fun.

  14. July 31, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    “Justice Dept investigating all major banks for LIBOR could easily locate untaxed $21 to $32 trillion hidden overseas”

    Or to put it another way, the LIBOR investigation could end up throwing an even wider net than most people would imagine.

    Remember, major banks have been accused of being critical players in shifting untaxed income overseas. Most international banks have some kind of presence in the U.S., and prosecutors can offer deals on sentencing in exchange for cooperation — especially if there are much larger fish and/or a much larger crime on the table.

    Which means when these threads start to unravel in the United States, they will unravel almost everywhere.

    Think about it.

    Because you know Justice already is…

    • July 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Those bankers must be screaming at the GOP for trying to pin a scandal on Sec Geithner, even though he was the whistle-blower back then. Well, now he’s in a position to do something about the banksters. And they can thank the GOP for that!

    • July 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Goodbye deficit and debt.

      • July 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        Well, who knows how large “our share” would be in the U.S. They were estimating that America was “only” losing around $280 billion in tax revenues last year, though fines and collecting multiple years of back taxes might make restitution substantially greater than that one-year shortfall.

        Still, it could be undeveloped nations in which large sums have been illegally “offshored” where the “real money” — relative to the size of their economies and their per capita income — ends up rolling in.

    • 95 smoothscotch
      July 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Good evening, The bank HSBC is implicated as well could face fines up to $1 Billion, along with alledged money laundering. This would be additional Millions in fines.

      • 96 smoothscotch
        July 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        Meant to add they have a several branches present in Canada as well, waiting to see how they will fare.

  15. July 31, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  16. 99 isonprize
    July 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Sorta off topic, but not really: On the link that posted the “Team Obama” — PBO’s cabinet, some of us TODers had a discussion about the length of PBO’s suit pants. This picture focuses on Jay Carney, but also shows a great variety of suit pants breaks among some of the “President’s men.”

    • July 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      I’m torn. I like them to look the right length when he’s standing (which he’s rarely doing – he’s always in motion), but I get annoyed if they’re riding up like flood-pants when he’s walking or sitting. So, I’d rather them be a little long and look good when he’s in his swagger. (Not that my opinion on this means squat, of course).

      • 101 isonprize
        July 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        Yeah, that’s why I think he and his tailor prefer the ‘full break.’ The cool swag factor wins!!

        Besides, I think all of his casual slacks, though certainly not ‘mom- jeans’, are high-waters. So, I’m happy to see his suit pants longer.

  17. July 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    WASHINGTON — Most Americans have never heard of Virgil Goode, a former party-switching congressman with a distinctive Virginia drawl who conceivably could decide the presidential election. But he is well known to President Barack Obama’s team of political advisers.

    Goode served six terms in Congress from Virginia and is gathering signatures to appear on the ballot in his home state as the presidential candidate from the Constitution Party. He’s already on the ballot in more than a dozen other states with an anti-immigration, pro-term limit platform he hopes makes a dent with the electorate. It’s not likely to be much of a dent, but enough in Virginia for Obama campaign officials to take close notice of his potentially helpful candidacy.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-campaign-sees-3rd-party-candidates-as-potential-help-to-the-president-in-key-states/2012/07/31/gJQAfCfHNX_story.html

  18. July 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    ROFLMAO Just read Huffpo piece where traveling press secretary tells press to “Kiss my ass, this is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.” Forget optics, let the President and family take their regularly scheduled vacation in Martha’s Vineyard and just let Romney and his people speak some more. The second team can take them with their hands behind their backs.

    • July 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      That aide was very stupid. Mitt’s trip has already been labeled one long gaffe marathon. Why say something that reinforces the narrative?

      I’m thinking as a GOP political strategist here.

  19. 105 utaustinliberal
    July 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm

  20. July 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Could someone give me the high points on Libor? I keep seeing the name but just stuff on the edges. Do I smell a August scandal that will embarass the GOP at their convention?

  21. July 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Also do Chips and Donna O rank as bundlers for fundraising and will it get them an ambassadorship? And where?

  22. July 31, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Okay, it’s a 3 gimlet night. Be back with my cocktail.

  23. 117 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Good evening all. Chips, thanks for posting my fundraiser!

    What a day.

    – R’money and his staff prove money can’t by class.
    – The disjointed, uninformed, testimony of PA Secretary of the Commonwealth proves that the voter id law is voter suppression. SMH!

    I refuse to be distracted! Conducted a Voter ID Info Workshop at a local church last evening; am scheduled to do one for young folks (18 – 24) on Friday evening. The church’s transportation ministry is running a shuttle to the PennDOT office so folks can get their id’s. The local beauty shop and barber shop are both serving and mini-Obama Offices — they conduct voter reg, voter id info, and Obama accomplishments education. My community bank is doing voter reg and voter id education.

    Here is a really good resource for Pennsylvania Voter ID: http://www.pahouse.com/documents/2012/Voter-ID-Education-Guide.pdf

    I’m pressing FORWARD ————->

    • 118 desertflower
      July 31, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      That is SO AWESOME, Alycee! Power of the People! Nice job!

    • August 1, 2012 at 12:16 am

      I just saw that story. My gawd, how do these people hold on to their positions? Just too dumb for words.

      • August 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

        Alycee, it’s great folks like you who are leading the way for the survival of our democracy. So proud of you and your community pulling together to make this happen. BRAVO!!

    • 121 57andFemale
      August 1, 2012 at 12:44 am

      We need “like” buttons here! That is absolutely fantastic!

    • 122 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Absolutely wonderful news, Alycee. Our regional OFA director told us not to become obsessed over the voter ID law, but to keep our heads down and do our job of registering voters and making sure they have photo IDs. If we keep registering voters, we can overcome the disparity created by the law. The OFA is making sure that all colleges and elderly care centers know about the photo ID and expiration date requirements. Meanwhile the hearing before Commonwealth Court Judge Simpson continues and our side is on fire. Keep on pressing on.

  24. July 31, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Robney says NO to Wind energy tax credit,
    Conservatives are ecstatic!
    More details, after the Olympics!

  25. July 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  26. 126 Mae who love our CIC
    July 31, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks Chips for posting our fundraising pages. Congratulations on another milestone for the cause. Every dollar helps for the reelection of our amazing President.

    Thanks to all of the contributors to my page.

  27. 128 amk for obama
    July 31, 2012 at 11:38 pm

  28. 133 Pamela
    July 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Okay, now, my head is rolling off my shoulders, I am that tired…. But before I can sign out, I must say how stoked I am for the FR donations, and to let you know that on a couple of them, OFA hasn’t yet sent the link to thank you, which is SO cool and fantastic. But I DO thank you, and will send an email shortly if the link doesn’t come in! Now, sweet dreams, everyone, I am just exhausted, it has been a long day! Mt Rainier simply glowing in the evening light as I sit in my favorite chair! {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{TOD}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

  29. 134 amk for obama
    July 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  30. 135 sherijr
    July 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Hey Christi- if you’re on here, call me back – we got disconnected and I can’t find your phone number to call you!

  31. 136 Jewelz
    July 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    OT–Congratulations to the US women gymnastics team on their Olympic gold medal. They truly are the amazing fab five.

    • 137 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

      They really are! Just finished watching our Team USA get their gold, and Michael Phelps and swimming team get gold medal for their relay 🙂

  32. July 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Please excuse the HP link, but you simply cannot make this stuff up. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/kelly-keisling-tennessee-obama-rumor_n_1725053.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false. Lordy. Unbelievable! You can’t fix stupid. Thing is many of his constituents will believe this crap.

  33. 139 dotster3
    July 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm

  34. July 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Among the ads for toothpaste and dish detergent, the loyal viewers of daytime television are seeing a new pitch: Support President Obama.

    “Judge Judy,” in fact, has become one of the favorite venues for the Obama campaign and its allies to reach sympathetic voters. When the courtroom reality show featuring a sharp-tongued former judge airs in swing states, it often comes with ads telling viewers that Republican candidate Mitt Romney uses tax havens and has shipped jobs overseas as a businessman.

    The show is considered an ideal vehicle for commercials pushing the president’s reelection because such courtroom programs are watched by a large number of African Americans — twice the average share for television in general.

    Those shows also disproportionately draw Hispanics, another voting bloc critical for an Obama victory.

    With the president and Romney virtually tied in the polls, targeted TV ads have become a central strategy to shore up support for Obama among voters who turned out in force in 2008.

    “They’re trying to get people who they can count on,” said Tad Devine, a top media strategist for Sen. John F. Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. “There’s not a big audience to persuade out there, so the respective sides are going to their corners.”
    http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/rss.jsp;jsessionid=780BFABA27AF0EAE63E6DFE5253788C4?rssid=597&item=http%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fpolitics%2fobama-allies-turn-to-targeted-tv-ads-to-shore-up-niche-voters%2f2012%2f07%2f31%2fgJQA2i4NNX_mobile.mobile&cid=961405

  35. August 1, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Just checked my email to find I got 5 donations!! Love you and thank you to all the donors who have stepped up to support President Obama!! Your contribution is very much appreciated.

    • August 1, 2012 at 1:50 am

      I don’t know if we can blame Mitt for this one – the husband was clearly dysfunctional. There’s plenty more that he is actually and legitimately to be blamed for. This is just tragic.

  36. 151 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 12:22 am

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/07/31/graphic-gop-tax-plan-hurts-single-moms-vs-pres-obamas-health-care-plan-benefits-women/

    Chips…important graphic to show:) h/t to all the PoliticalCarnival goodness:) Great job, ladies!!

  37. August 1, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Okay, I had a bit of insomnia last night. Tonight’s 3 gimlets should rectify that. Night all.

    • 153 desertflower
      August 1, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Night, LL….I know. Happens to me too. It’s either a shot of Nyquil or a gin and tonic:) I chose gin:) Sleep tight.

  38. 154 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 12:25 am

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/31/614331/women-benefit-from-obamacare/

    Women…celebrate tomorrow and know that President Obama cares for you!

  39. 155 pugeretto
    August 1, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I’m several days behind, so good day & good night. Just checked the News (aka Chip’s TOD for the past several days) & so glad to hear about the San Antonio Mayor! I was bon in that town many decades ago, and it’s just exciting to hear. I hope Chips is getting some good zzzzzz’s tonight & thank you all for the great links everday, and insight. Anyway Chips, thanks for the News, because all I’ve caught on the tube at night is the Olympics. I wait until the evening to hear how we’ve done, and Wow, the women’s gymnastics was great & Phelps breaking record for medals. I made a small donation Chips, hope it made it’s way to your count.

  40. 156 sabreen60
    August 1, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I feel like a little swagger tonight.

  41. August 1, 2012 at 12:52 am

    This is the truth:

    • 162 desertflower
      August 1, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Yes….which I think is why the republicans are all getting so squirrelly now….this drip, drip, drip…people are getting a clue, and the more they hear, the more they begin to connect the dots….it’s going to be ugly for them. I can feel it. We just have to keep getting the truth out, and keep pushing. Everyday. All day. Hard. People don’t like to be taken advantage of or lied to….it’s beginning to occur to some people, that this is exactly what’s been happening under their noses…and that they have been used and abused in the process. Not good.

  42. 163 Rita
    August 1, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thanks for the fundraising shoutout, Chips… love you!!

  43. 164 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 6:05 am

  44. 165 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 6:07 am

  45. 166 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 6:19 am

  46. 167 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

  47. 168 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

    The British were offended, the Palestinians accused him of racism and even in friendlier Poland, Mitt Romney’s union policies drew criticism from the current leaders of the movement that toppled Communism.

    Romney’s visit to Britain, Israel and Poland was never expected to produce the same media frenzy as then-candidate Barack Obama’s extravagant, eight-country tour of 2008.

    Obama received rock star treatment from international media and world leaders as he traveled from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to the glittering chancelleries of Europe.

    Nevertheless, comparisons were inevitable and much of it was less than favorable to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

  48. 169 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 7:04 am

  49. 170 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 7:40 am

  50. August 1, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Ny Times has an article of 3 Seing State polls that the President is doing well in.
    Why isn’t anybody in the news discussing this article and how voters basically see Robney as the Boss, and not like Him?
    This is extraordinary and Axelrid should be tweeter this information!

  51. 176 LOL
    August 1, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Welcome Back….Welcome Back… Video amk posted in an earlier tweet

  52. 178 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2012 at 7:54 am

    • August 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Right! See? Their is a lot of goodies(candy) in that poll.
      Good for talking points. When everything is to define Robney before His convention, you should jump on info like this!
      Robney is going to have to use the better portion if His convention to tell us all how Wonderful he and Miss Ann are, and it’s their turn, etc.

  53. 180 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2012 at 8:02 am

    PBO personally congratulates Phelps on Twitter 🙂


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