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Heads up: President Obama in Akron, Ohio

3:55 (might start early): President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio

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318 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama in Akron, Ohio”


  1. 1 Sandee
    August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    First? Obama 2012 wooooo!

  2. 5 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    GOOD AFTERNOON, TOD!

    • 6 vcprezofan2
      August 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Good afternoon, Alycee. How are you and how does the grandson feel about heading back to school soon while the campaign is heating up?

      • 7 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        August 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

        He’s not thrilled. He’s even less thrilled with Southwest Airlines as they no longer fly between Providence & Philly. He wants to attend a rally again this cycle and Grandée is too cheap to spring for a ticket on USAir…

        His Mom is going to take him door knocking in RI; hopefully, that will help him feel more a part of the campaign this time!

        • 8 vcprezofan2
          August 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

          ‘He wants to attend a rally again this cycle’
          Good for him! Wish he could hook up with a few who have the chance to be involved and don’t use it, so that he could set them straight. Who knows, he might be a future politician of the Pres O kind.

  3. 9 vcprezofan2
    August 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Hellooo! 😆 Congrats Sandee!

    • 10 Sandee
      August 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you VC! So exciting for a year of lurking, my reward for stepping out is a very first first! Love TOD and all who share here. Thanks for keeping me informed and motivated to do all I can to reelect our great POTUS.

      • August 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

        Way to go, Sandee!!!! Welcome ….

      • 12 vcprezofan2
        August 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        Welcome into the TOD light. Now if I could only learn to step out in as timely a fashion every time! 😆

      • 13 desertflower
        August 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        A Year???!! How did you DO that? 🙂 Welcome, Sandee…glad that you’re here!

        • 14 Sandee
          August 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

          Df, idk…usually so slow to react that you all are waaay past 20 b4 I can organize my thoughts to post. But now I know why you all try for it. Great, exhilarating feeling for sure! I am basking in my own joy and will be the rest of today. Forward!

          • 15 desertflower
            August 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm

            🙂 Some of us (looking at me) NEVER really organize our thoughts….we love that you’re here with us, just jump in and join the conversation…pass on your new knowledge to all that you talk to:) So many great posters here to learn from…you will be one! Exhilarating will be an understatement pretty soon! So glad that you like it here….

      • 16 Pamela
        August 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        Yay Sandee! Welcome to the too deck, and WTG on your first first! Now to get us your FR page info ~ it’s all FORWARD from there to Niovember 6! 🙂

  4. August 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The total fail of #BainMitt and his entire campaign to enter the 21st Century is obvious every day … they are completely oblivious to how effortless it is to expose every nuance, not just every blatant lie … and yet they are so pathologically delusional they truly inhabit an alternate, narcissistic, detached from reality, universe …

  5. 22 Sandee
    August 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    This first may beget another first…make me brave enuf to try Twitter…ha!

    • 23 cookemom
      August 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Jump right in, the water’s fine! Listen to me, I’m don’t do much more than lurk on that tweeterbox machine.

    • August 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Oh – you definitely have to get on twitter! In addition to being a great source of news as it happens (taken with a pinch of salt at times), it’s also very addictive. You get the hang of it very quickly, and it’s quite satisfying responding to lies and nonsense right on the fly.

  6. August 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  7. 28 LaDLove
    August 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Have you noticed that whether it’s Michelle or PBO, people line up or cluster around, waiting patiently for their hug or handshake. The gap between the reality and myth of their ability to connect constant amazes me.

    • August 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      That ‘myth’ resides in a small number of very, very small minds and the corporate #NEWSTAINERS who get paid to spout that myth 🙂

    • 30 dotster3
      August 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      and I just saw the crowd pic in Mansfield, Oh. for PBO—–wow—huge! And you’re right, everyone is always so thrilled, I mean THRILLED, to get to meet and greet both Obamas. No one ever looks that happy about Willard; in fact, more of a look like ‘I’m just here ’cause I have unresolved hate issues.’

  8. 31 57andfemale
    August 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    PBO is so God damned adorable, I can hardly stand it:

    • 32 Bill
      August 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      But Morning Joe says he does not like politics or campaigning.

      • 33 LaDLove
        August 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

        Where exactly is Moaning Joe’s broadcast location this week? He looks like he’s in a phone booth with a green screen projection of the flag! Very hostage-est.

      • 34 dotster3
        August 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        Morning Joke always gets President Obama mixed up with Willard. Really weird, eh? They’re nothing alike; in fact, opposites. As opposite as you can get.

    • 35 utaustinliberal
      August 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Hahahahaha….

  9. August 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Over the past two weeks, he has really condensed the message and it’s powerful, to say the least … #BainMitt has no where to hide, no where and #PBO is taking zero prisoners …

    • 37 cookemom
      August 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      PBO will drip, drip, drip him into submission. Then in a panic, Mittiful will self-implode over the torture of the imagined waterboard effect. PBO is Zorro….. you never even know you’ve been cut…..that is, until you’re standing there naked, all exposed with your clothes in ribbons in a heap at your feet.

  10. 40 vcprezofan2
    August 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    This is funny. I read CC’s ‘may start early comment’ then click link to catch PBO waving to the crowd – obvious sign he’s done. 🙄

  11. 41 Vicky
    August 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful crowd in Akron. I love watching the enthusiasm of the crowd as Obama walks along shaking hands afterwards. All those cameras held up in the air trying to get pictures and videos. Even an iPad now and then. People want to be hear him, see him, be near him. Greatness!

  12. August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve been seeing this on Twitter and thought it was pretty humorous:

  13. 43 anniebella
    August 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Where’s POTUS next stop?

  14. 45 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Randi is on now….she totally kicks ass. All day, every day.

    • 46 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I wish Al Gore will give her a show. I heard that John Fugelsang will be getting a show on Current.

      • 47 desertflower
        August 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        Heard that on Stephanie Miller this morning, too….Randi deserves a show on TV…she’s a lot smarter than some of these talking head yahoos that are on.

  15. August 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Twitter launched a new tool Wednesday to analyze voter sentiment through tweets. Twitter compared the new tracking index to an approval rating that will provide a daily update on Twitter users’ response to the candidates. 

    Twitter’s first result on Wednesday puts President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney in positive feelings among users.
    The Twitter Political Index will provide “a daily measurement of Twitter users’ feelings towards the candidates as expressed in nearly two million Tweets each week,” according to a blog post from Twitter.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/241587-new-daily-poll-from-twitter-has-obama-leading-in-positive-tweets

    • August 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Oh great – does this mean the right wing will be hiring more trolls to spread hate all over twitter? I certainly hope not.

      • 50 susanne
        August 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

        and they’ll count those as jobs they created.

      • August 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        Possibly! Might be a good idea, to spread nice thoughts on this Site daily!

      • August 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

        Yep. They’ll flood twitter with paid trolls to up their count. This is as valid a measure of sentiment as Dancing with the Stars when all the Palin people voted over and over again for Bristol.

        • 53 Nena20409
          August 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

          Not paid trolls alone. Remember folks, many of the missionary participants of the Mormon Temple are being used to canvass, knock on doors, make phone calls and are also bused from area to area wherever Romney speaks to help pump up the crowd. So now with this twitter devise, the missionary flock will be used here too.

  16. 55 ChristiMTL
    August 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I just read the poll report of the President’s visit at the fudge shop.

    Obama: “Malia and Sasha left me for the summer.”

    Lia: “Uh-oh.”

    Obama: “They’re off at camp. And I don’t want them to forget me so I was thinking about putting a little care package together. What do you think?”

    LaDonna Secrist, owner: “Do you have a place to keep it cool?”

    Obama: “Yeah, well, I’ll have to get it back to the plane, but once I get to the plane it’ll be OK.”

    —————

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • August 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      I know that for Malia and Sasha, this would just be a care package from their Dad, but how awesome that the President of the United States is shopping in a sweet shop for care package contents for his little girls (all the while navigating control of the world)! So sweet – my tooth hurts just thinking about it. 🙂 they’re so real.

      • 57 susanne
        August 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        cue the rethug meltdown–obama children eat candy!

        • 58 japa21
          August 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

          of course, I can hear Limbaugh now, “The blatant hypocrisy of the Obama’s. Sure Michelle is out there telling everyone that she has the right to order what your children while eat, but they give their children all sorts of fattening stuff. I am sure they even allow, in fact force the girls to eat fried chicken and watermelon.”

    • 60 JER
      August 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Another version – “They’re off at camp. And I don’t want them to forget me so I was thinking about putting a little care package together. What do you think?”

      from the pool report….

      LaDonna Secrist, the owner: “Do you have a place to keep it cool?”

      Obama: “Yeah, well, I’ll have to get it back to the plane, but once I get to the plane it’ll be OK.”

      Secrist asks Potus to try the fudge. She squeezes a bit onto his finger. He eats it.

      Obama: “That’s some amazing chocolate right there. In case you’re wondering, that’s premium chocolate. It tastes great.”

      Obama: “I didn’t realize I’d get this display of how this chocolate is made.”

      Secrist explains how the chocolate is made but the conversation was inaudible to your pool.

      The president began looking over the merchandise and picked out a box of chocolate for Michelle as the pool was exiting.

      Via Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Meckler, with an assist from Reid Epstein.

    • 64 dotster3
      August 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      That is so sweet of President Obama. It reminded me tho of the story my husband tells about when he was away with the Nat’l Guard and he begged his mom to not send cookies. But she was determined to send her love. And he would just groan when at mail time they would announce his name real loud and say, “Come get another package of chocolate chip cookies from your mommy.” All the guys would tease him mercilessly. And then they helped themselves to the tasty homemade treats.

  17. August 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    DeMint blocks Obama pick for FAA chief

    By Keith Laing
    Michael Huerta’s nomination was approved by a Senate panel, but Sen. DeMint blocked a full Senate vote.

    -/
    Demint again!

  18. 71 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Ms. Chips…can you post? http://www.barackobama.com/our-rights

    h/t to Steve Benen

  19. 72 susanne
    August 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    plenty of room on the blue side, folks–just come on over!

    “Crist said Wednesday that he will attend an upcoming fundraiser for the Democratic incumbent that will be held at the home of trial lawyer John Morgan,” reports Brendan Farrington, who added that Bill Clinton is also scheduled to attend.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/republican-charlie-crist-support-democratic-sen-bill-nelson/story?id=16907130#.UBmRBqNdDyI

    • 73 dotster3
      August 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Morgan has also hosted fundraisers for President Obama at his beautiful home. If you’re ever in Florida, you’ll hear his law firms’ ads almost non-stop—–Morgan and Morgan. (They can take care of everything!)

    • August 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      I’m still bitter over that whole Kendrick Meek nonsense, when Democrats threw him under the bus in favour of Crist, who refused to even commit to caucusing with Democrats. He was, at best, going to be a Blue Dog – versus Meek, who was a staunch Democrat. I was really disappointed in that whole fiasco.

      If Crist became a Democrat, it would only be a matter of time before people complained about his Blue Dog ways.

  20. August 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    CNN is doing their first report on what Reid said Yesterday, about Robney Taxes!
    Watch them discount it!

  21. 76 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh dear….http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/08/romney-cfo-was-financial-outsourcing-consultant.html

    Romney’s chief financial officer was listed as a financial outsourcing consultant as recently as two weeks ago on LinkedIn.

    The Mitt Romney campaign’s chief financial officer described himself as a “financial outsourcing consultant” on the professional networking website LinkedIn until at least July 17, according to a cached version of his profile page, but has since changed the description to “political/finance professional.” […]

  22. August 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

  23. 81 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I am not at all surprised by this. Helplessness and hopelessness does awful things.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/01/620401/study-income-inequality-homicides/

  24. August 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I see CNN is interviewing Black Christians to stuck up for Chick-Fil-A.
    That is very Rovish of CNN!

  25. 85 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Randi just explained that the money that is in off shore tax havens…if that was brought back and TAXED..we could end the US debt…IN ONE DAY! $16 trillion…this is from JUST CASH!

    • 86 desertflower
      August 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Correction…$21 trillion! With no austerity measures! Just bring that hidden money back, and TAX IT! Poof! Debt gone. Romney VALUES these people that do this with their money…he thinks they are smart…that means that the other 98% of us, are STUPID. When they tell you who they are, LISTEN TO THEM!

    • 87 Bill
      August 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      I think she is incorrect The total amount in offshore tax havens for the world is estimated at $21 trillion. That amount includes money from around the world, not just Americans. CBS has estimated the US loses approximately $100 billion in tax revenues per year due to offshore accounts, still a significant amount.

      • 88 desertflower
        August 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        Yes…I think that she said that the amount of ALL the worldwide money in tax havens is $21 Trillion…this wasn’t just Americans. Sorry if I was convoluted with that statement:)

    • August 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      df & Bill, it’s a big deal irrespective of whether Randi incorrectly cited global participation in tax havens or just the portion that US citizens contribute. It’s likely the IRS and other Federal agencies have an accurate estimate of the amount of cash and cash equivalencies US citizens have in offshore accounts. Changing the tax code to make that practice prohibitively expensive plus taxing capital gains as earned income plus micro-taxing every stock (or equivalent) trade would likely reduce our deficit rapidly. Those would all be legitimate taxes in an equitable society. The Kochs, Romneys, Adelsons, etc., know that that is what they are going to have to fight harder than ever when #PBO is re-elected and we provide him a real Congress.

  26. 91 Obama Grandmama
    August 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    As positive as it looks for us lately I must say I still think it will be a close race. There are some that are blind and deaf to the truth. I just came from my Art Guild and hear what the Repubs there are saying. They think Obama is going to tax them. That our economy is getting worse and the only way out is to elect Romney who has been mistreated by the press.

    Those of us on Obama’s side are unable to convince the other side with any arguments or facts. The voter ID law came up and I sited reasons why it was not a good thing. No matter what I said this lady said they need a very strict ID law and was glad many people would not be able to vote. The GOP supporters there were convinced the illegals were voting and that is why Obama won.

    It depresses me so that I feel like not participating in Guild. I live in the country and that is the mindset. That is what they have always believed and will continue to believe. I think a calamity has to personally affect them before they will change their thinking. I was thinking I could make inroads with them but we decided to just agree to disagree. Someone that had not been there for a long time came back today and revigorated the negative argument against PBO.

    I am so grateful I have this refuge to come too. I am convinced we have to be sure the votes are not suppressed and they are counted correctly. If the other side had a truly good candidate this would be an even harder race. I have convinced a couple of people over time about PBO’s programs so it is not all lost and we are split about half and half in our group.

    • 92 isonprize
      August 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Obama Grandmama. I know that sounds really hard but don’t be discourage, Work with the folks who think like you do. You all can keep each other discouraged. Some ‘hard-headed’ people, like the lady who was glad the Voter ID laws would keep people from voting, will wear you down, but only if you let them.

      Don’t let them. Sometimes, when a person says something that outrageous, I just look at them and say “Wow! wow…. you really mean that, don’t you? Wow.” And then I either change the subject or walk away, but always with a smile on my face.

      Maybe you’ll leave your guild or maybe you will stay, but whatever you do, DON’T LET IGNORANT PEOPLE STEAL YOUR JOY!!!

      Simple as that. Keep hanging out here for the good vibes!! Peace! ~~ OBAMA/BiDEN 2012 ~~

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      August 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      OG, you will never convince these people–never. They will vote for R-money or a ham sandwich with an R after its name and that will not listen to anything positive you have to say about PBO. If they could hear themselves talking about voter ID, they would recognize the racism of their comments, so they blind themselves to truth. We need to focus on the ones who can be convinced and most of all, we have to get out the Democratic vote in larger than ever numbers. The president said at the beginning that it would be close, but he would win. I believe him. By the way, I live in the country also, but I have found many gems of progressive thinking even in the red countryside.

    • August 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      The problem with these delusional people is that even when the evidence stares them in the face (i.e. global recession of 2007), they still refuse to believe that the GOP policies are to blame. They refuse to believe that GOP actions are the cause of the massive deficit. They refuse to take any form of accountability or blame for any of it. As their children can’t afford to go to college, or find decent jobs or relate to people with any level of diversity – they blame someone else. They are a lost cause. Even if hard times befall them, they still won’t let their eyes see the truth. They’re exhausting. And we can use our energy in so many better places.

      Driving into work today, I saw someone drive into the parking garage with a Romney bumper sticker, and another one that had one of those anti-Obama phrases for simpletons. He was driving what had to be a 20 year old beat up clunker. I just shook my head and wondered what on earth he thinks Romney will do for him – except part him from $500 per year to pay for tax cuts for the rich. There are just some people who cannot see the truth.

    • 95 globalcitizenlinda
      August 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      did you consider reminding the lady who was a strong supporter of voter suppression that the same people denying racial minorities, young people, and others their right to vote are of the same mindset as those who denied women the right to vote?

    • 96 LaDLove
      August 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Obama Grandmama — Do not despair. I know EXACTLY how you feel because I’ve had the same ups and downs since PBO decided to run. But, there are 2 things I try to hold onto. First, during an interview candidate Obama had with an editorial board early in his campaign, he stated that Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of American politics in a way that Clinton and Nixon had not. And that was his goal too; to re-set the arc of America.

      The second was a blog that I read about a week ago (referred by TOD — of course), where a poster stated that it almost didn’t matter if PBO was reelected or not. If he was, then America would be very lucky because he could continue his agenda and we could continue to be the audience of intellect and grace for 4 more years. If he wasn’t, then he faced an immediate future of being healthier, wealthier, with more time to devote to family, writing and deciding which of the opportunities offered by the world he would pursue. PBO has already bent that arc, and everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) has seen it. Some will deny it til their dying day. But it’s in the collective memory already. He is the new cannon already. That arc is bent and you can’t unring that bell!!

      So, let’s keep working — hard– for PBO’s reelection, knowing that whatever happens, reset is already in play

    • August 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      I’m at the point of replying, “You know, I think maybe this voter ID stuff has some validity. I just read about ANOTHER Texas Republican caught in a voter fraud scheme. Voter fraud rarely happens but when it does, those Republicans are always behind it!”

  27. 98 lisalovesobama
    August 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    hey, someone mentioned that they thought that the site to watch The Newsroom had been removed. It hasn’t, it’s still there and you can still watch. here is the listing for all 6 episodes:

    http://series-cravings.info/watch-the-newsroom-online

    and here is the 6th episode:

    http://series-cravings.info/watch-the-newsroom-s1e6-bullies

    have fun!

  28. August 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    BTW, folk are beginning to wonder if #AssadIsDead and for good reason since he hasn’t been seen in 2 weeks … quite reminiscent of this time a year ago for another tyrant … 😉

    And, you definitely don’t want to be one of the few remaining folk foolish enough to drive a tank anywhere in Syria, especially anywhere near Aleppo these days … http://gofreesyria.blogspot.com/2012/03/tired-of-western-influenced-media-tired.html#comment-606581506

    The person posting that comment knows quite well why that’s a very bad job to have.

    • 105 Nena20409
      August 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      TeaNN tough tight look guy in Syria with the rebels either last night or this morning show a clip of Assad who show up to talk about the fighting, staying per this reporter that Assad has said that Appelo(sp) is make or break.

      • August 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        Hi Nena, TeaNN is irrelevant. He’s lost Aleppo. And, as to a verifiable video clip of Assad alive – zip. It’s just like Gaddafi, really doesn’t matter whether he’s already dead or soon to be dead, he’s finished. #PRESSON

        • 107 Nena20409
          August 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

          Tough tight looking, I meant to type.

          Well that guy, I don’t know his name is like the guy from NBC. Both have reported accurately before. They both speak the language. Richard Angle, from NBC, I mean.

          TeaNN USA is Fox like, but CNNI is still semi-OK. But I will deffer to you for you know more and I have come to heed your version of things. I just thought I add a tad of what I had heard.

          • August 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

            Oh, Nena, you are correct, and we do pay attention to Richard. Given the nature of the attack on the security HQ meeting in Damascus, we will not have an official statement of Assad’s status from the US or any of our allies. I had to chuckle at the timing of SecDef Panetta’s comment 2 days ago that Assad better get out quickly & the photo of #PBO with the Louisville slugger … since they both have a very good idea of exactly what Assad’s status is.

            One interesting comment was made an hour ago by a Syrian upon hearing what may have been a statement by Assad ‘no video, soon no voice’ – of course, no one knows if the ‘voice’ was his 🙂

            What matters is that he’s lost Aleppo, in any event 🙂

        • 109 Nena20409
          August 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

          I would gladly be so thrilled when Assad is no longer in Syria.

  29. August 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    • 112 lisalovesobama
      August 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      KA-BOOOOOOOM!!!!!! 😆 Loves me some Nancy Smash!!! 😆

    • 113 nathkatun7
      August 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      I love Nancy Pelosi. By the way, how come no reporter has asked Boehner to explain what happened to the 98% he claimed to have won when sequestration was made part of the deal that saved the country from default? I will never forget how the GOP, the media, and the emoprogs, all chimed in to say that Boehner won and President Obama “caved,” after the deal that saved the country from defaulting was agreed to. Now look who is crying.

  30. 114 cluny
    August 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Any press happening on the bomb Harry Reid dropped yesterday? Let’s not let them distract us and keep pushing the media on the taxes.

  31. 116 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I see the Not Snark Knoller, the horrible one, is campaigning for Romney on twitter again. He has a series of tweets, taken directly from the Willard campaign, disputing the numbers in the tax study President Obama referenced today. Hope Knoller’s getting paid—–he’s exhausting himself pushing Willard themes today. Of course, it’s not very becoming of a supposed objective—-hahahahaha—“journalist”.

  32. August 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    That photo at the top of the post must be fake because as the mainstream media has said over and over again ad nauseum, there is an enthusiasm gap for Obama supporters.

    • 118 Nena20409
      August 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      To them, yes. They are equating every event with the 75K or 100K gatherings. Mind you, the same is Never said of their beloved, Willard Mitterrand Romney. Crowley on TeaNN was busy questioning Stephanie Cutter about the econ with regards to the Poll out today. Then she asked Cutter about the Romney Tax and where they’ve gotten the proof that Romney paid No Taxes. Mind you, the same tone was never used on any TBGOPer when Birther is raised or when they lie about pres Obama. TeaNN, the Must Fox jr wannabee in the News business?

  33. 119 Bill
    August 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Off topic: Both Senator Lindsey Graham and Rep. Michele Bachmann have tweeted photos of themselves eating Chick-fil-A. Sometimes one wants to give up on the Republican party and what Christianity has become in our country. Lindsey Graham of all people.

    • 120 Nena20409
      August 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Lindsey Graham is a poor Bloke with self hating imagery. Bachmann, her Migraines are due to her self hate also.

    • August 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Someone with talent should take that chicken and replace it with a copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and anything else that represents the ideals of this country and the right for equal treatment. These people will get an awful shock in the after-life.

  34. August 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    07/31/2012
    Tour de Gaffes
    Romney Flops in Europe
    By Sebastian Fischer and Christina Hebel
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/missteps-abound-during-mitt-romney-s-europe-trip-a-847421.html

    He’s only been abroad for a week, but the Palestinians are accusing him of racism, the Brits are annoyed and Polish union leaders don’t like him.

    In the end, Mitt Romney tried to find something positive to say about his European adventure. He said an important lesson he had learned is that “rejection of one kind or another is going to be an important part of everyone’s life.”

    The remark didn’t come after the Republican presidential candidate’s snafu-filled European tour over the past week. He made it after spending two years as a missionary for the Mormon Church in France in the 1960s, according to his biographers Michael Kranish and Scott Helman in their recent book “The Real Romney”. He only managed to convert 10 to 20 people during that time.

    More at the link ….

  35. 126 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Wonder if the bomb threat at San Antonio airport had anything to do with the recent announcement re. their mayor. There are so many looney birds in the present hate-filled Repub Party. In any case—-all clear now.

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  37. August 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Priorities begins reserving $30 million in fall time
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 8/1/12 4:10 PM EDT
    Prorities USA Action, the pro-President Barack Obama super PAC, is making ad reservations for the fall to the tune of $30 million in broadcast and cable time in six key swing states, a source familiar with the buy confirmed to POLITICO.

    The buy, which was first reported by The Washington Post, is in Iowa, Florida, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, enabled by a substantial uptick in donations and pledges, according to sources. The Pennsylvania time is only for October, given that the state increasingly looks less in play in public polling. Priorities has been on the air there with ads attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital experience for weeks.

    The two campaigns aren’t on the air there right now, according to NBC’s “First Read”. Priorities also is on air with Spanish-language ads in Colorado, Florida and Nevada in a joint buy with SEIU.

    The group is still outgunned by the outside groups on the right, such as Restore Our Future and American Crossroads, which have raised substantially more. But a concern had been getting blocked out of fall ad time — and lower rates — by other groups that had raised more till now, and this goes a ways toward dealing with that. 

  38. August 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Shelley Berkley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Nevada, is out today with a new Spanish-language ad.

    “With their opposition to the DREAM Act, Dean Heller and Republicans want to go back to deporting undocumented students. And Heller and Republicans voted against Pell Grants … that make a college education possible for working families,” the ad says, according to an English translation. “Shelley Berkley and the Democrats expanded Pell Grants. And they reformed the system to keep student loan interest rates down. Because they know the road to a good job begins with education.”

    Hispanic voters make up a big share of the Nevada electorate — and for Berkley, who’s facing a House ethics investigation, shoring up support among that demographic will help give her an advantage in what looks like a very close race.

    http://www.politico.com//blogs/burns-haberman/2012/08/shelley-berkley-runs-spanishlanguage-ad-in-nevada-130801.html

  39. 133 desertflower
    August 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/wind-credit-on-the-block/

    Wonder how this will play in Iowa? Other states that benefit from their wind farms…

    But for now, according to committee sources, Republicans who had favored the credit believed that they needed to unite against it for Mr. Romney’s sake.

    President Obama’s re-election campaign has been using Mr. Romney’s announcement to hammer him in the swing state of Iowa, where wind power is a growing industry. Conservatives, however, have praised his stand for fiscal rectitude and against what some say is corporate welfare.

    • August 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      If they’re really concerned about ‘corporate welfare’, then maybe they can take back all those subsidies for the oil companies (who’ve seen the largest profits in the history of mankind)?

  40. 135 socasweet
    August 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Folks,

    Any links for FLOTUS at 6.25

  41. 136 ChristiMTL
    August 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I just read an article about the hyperventilation from the Right about Chick-Fil-A….as usual, their hypocrisy is maddening.

    Sarah Palin: Chick-Fil-A President Getting ‘Crucified,’ Boycott Has ‘Chilling Effect’ On First Amendment

    Yea yea, the first Amendment is under attack.

    —————————–

    I had to go back to find an article on their outrage about the Dixie Chicks a few years ago…I remember it very well, they received many death threats. ”The Dixie Chicks have said they fear for their lives following the backlash”

    The Republican party was involved as well.

    So how about THEIR first Amendment rights?

    Phone calls originating from Republican Party headquarters in Washington went out to country stations, urging them to remove the Chicks from their playlists.The ‘alternative concert’ [to the Dixie Chicks’ tour opener] is actually the work of the South Carolina Republican Party and party officials are helping promote the concert.We received a call from ‘Gallagher’s Army,’ urging us to support the alternative concert. Caller ID backtraced the call to South Carolina GOP headquarters.”

    Chain radio stations were quick to dump the Chicks because their parent companies (Clear Channel, Viacom, et al) have pressing business in the nation’s capitol and they want help from the Republican Party.

  42. August 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    To follow the new twitter government and politics metrics:

    @gov

  43. August 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    You just cannot make this stuff up:

  44. 145 Dudette
    August 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    President Obama on Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan
    Today, at a grassroots event in Mansfield, Ohio, President Obama highlighted a new report from the Tax Policy Center — a nonpartisan policy think tank — that concludes that Mitt Romney would have to raise taxes on millions of middle-class families with children by more than $2,000 to pay for his $5 trillion tax plan tilted to the wealthiest.

  45. 146 Dudette
    August 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    “Worried” – Obama for America TV Ad

  46. 147 joyfulmeme
    August 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Add your name to the Dccc petition….thanks for your help.

    http://www.dccc.org/Bush-Tax-Cuts?source=auto_reply_email

  47. 148 Dudette
    August 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    DNC Ad With Highlights of Mitt’s Greats Hits from his Global Gaffe Tour
    —————————————————————————–

    #RomneyShambles: Welcome Back Mitt
    Local news coverage welcoming Romney back from his gaffe-ridden overseas trip.

  48. August 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    To be released Thursday, the President overall is up 4 in this poll, but they found he is tied among suburban voters, so that is the Headlines- it’s a tie-

    http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/mitt-romney-or-barack-obama-suburban-voters-will-pick-next-president-poll-finds-1.3874645

  49. 156 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Update on the Hammond, In. mega church pastor fired yesterday for “sinning” with a “juvenile” girl, according to police investigators—alleged to be 16. 40,000 said to be affiliated with this First Baptist Church, televises nationally, Pastor is married father of 2 adult children. Again disgusted by the blatant hypocrisy of this ultra-conservative, fundamentalist pastor, and all the others exactly like him.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-hammond-church-fired-pastor-seeks-reconciliation-with-wife-20120801,0,2089975.story

  50. 157 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Nia Malika Henderson—-sigh!—-what is her problem?—–just compared President Obama to a tea party candidate, in essence. She said that the Repubs are dumping all their more moderate candidates and electing these whackos because they are looking for “someone like Obama”. What?????????????????? That is just idiocy.

    • August 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Ugh – it’s exhausting listening to their nonsense.

    • 159 prettyfoot58
      August 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      dot…

      is this the Joe Williams effect…..is she afraid to speak the truth so she has to come with this false equivalency….

      .that seems to bee the Meme now….either Romney and the President both do it…or Romney is ahead of the President….

    • 160 Bill
      August 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      She seems to be all about her career and not getting to the heart of the matter.

      • 161 Nena20409
        August 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        She originated from POLITICO. In 2008 or 2009, Howard Kurtz questioned Nia Malika of her objectivity towards Mrs. Obama. I was so livid and incensed that I wrote TeaNN 3-4 letters then and called several times blasting them. This was on a Sunday, Reliable Source. Months later, Ms. Henderson went to work for WashPost, and they have kept her to continue to appear on TV/Cable for them…..what she was doing for Politico. Joe Williams, I wish Current TV would hire him…..Current TV could use a person of Color there with at least 10 yrs of political analysis back ground.

    • 162 Nena20409
      August 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      She said that the rightwingers were looking for their side to be a stack opposite of pres Obama. They were also looking for a pres Obama type persona….my verbiage.

      But you are right. She does say things that make me roll my eyes.

    • August 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Hmmmm….I wonder if she’s trying to say that they are looking for someone with Pres.Obama’s star power. Maybe someone that stirs up the base like Pres.Obama?

      I don’t know. I thought the GOP clung to Sarah Palin because they were trying to find a female version of Pres.Obama. Except she lacked brains, compassion, willingness to work hard, etc.

      • 164 99ts
        August 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        To describe Sarah Palin you can just say “she lacked” there are hundreds of words that can describe what she lacked/lacks.

  51. 165 tally
    August 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    • 166 cluny
      August 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Nice Tally.

    • 167 Bill
      August 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      This Chick-Fil-A affair is very depressing. A business being used to bash “the gays”.

      • 168 Nena20409
        August 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Chick-Fil-A is already funding groups that fight for ONLY family value causes. They fund against LGBTQ rights, and laws denying them marriage equality. The right is trying to get their side jazzed up, for Romney is not doing it for them. These restaurants are mostly in the South. Yes they have 1600 units and they are privately owned. I have never heard of them before until this issue materialized. Now should I ever visit TX or FL again, I will Never get anything from them.

        • 169 daisydem
          August 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

          Good, I live here (in Alabama) we frequented Chick-Fil-A = well, until last week; we no longer go there; we did not know what their “policies” were. Guess the cows will be smiling more (Eat More Beef)!

      • 170 anniebella
        August 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

        Do Chick-fli-a owner bash racists?

    • 171 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      It’s funny that the GOP and GOP radio pundits always scream “freedom of speech” but when the Dixie Chicks apologized for GWB the right held cd destroying events, they got death threats, etc.

      • 172 nathkatun7
        August 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        The first amendment prohibits government from interfering with the individual’s freedom of speech, but the Amendment does not apply to individuals or businesses. I can’t curse out my boss and the when he fires me assert freedom of speech. As far as I am concerned, customers of Chick-Fil-A are the bosses. No customers no Chick-Fil-A. Therefore the CEO of Chick-Fil-A can’t piss of his bosses — the customers — and expect no consequences.

    • 173 prettyfoot58
      August 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      AMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

    • 174 nathkatun7
      August 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      BAM! Thanks Tally for expressing so well my exact sentiments. I absolutely admire your fearlessness.

  52. August 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    President Obama: “But here’s the thing –- he’s not asking you to contribute more to pay down the deficit, or to invest in our kids’ education. He’s asking you to pay more so that people like him can get a tax cut.”

  53. August 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    The many things one can learn from a video ….

    Think about it and all that is implicit in the fact that this video exists, was made a few hours ago by someone in Syria who I assure you is not a fan of Assad, and then posted to YouTube. The person doing the filming was also having a conversation with folk ‘down the road’ so to speak 🙂

    How comfortable would you be if you were being filmed driving one of those trucks?

    ‘Those trucks’ – notice something rather odd about almost every one of the transport vehicles?

    Essentially zero escort in a combat zone, hmmmm ….

    Only two fuel trucks …. tanks don’t go very far without a lot of fuel …

    It’s little wonder that as of today 40 Generals have defected:
    http://gofreesyria.blogspot.de/2012/03/tired-of-western-influenced-media-tired.html#comment-594869364

  54. August 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Has someone posted this tweet from @BenLaBolt?

    “The Mitt Romney campaign’s chief financial officer described himself as a ‘financial outsourcing consultant on the professional networking website LinkedIn until at least July 17, according to a cached version of his profile page, but has since changed the description to ‘political/finance professional.'” [snip]

    Before going to work for Romney, Bradley Crate was a trader at JP Morgan Chase, where he traded in foreign markets, according to his profile.”

  55. 188 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  56. 189 Squarepeg
    August 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Well, you know, homophobes and artery-clogging foods go together. These are the same people who don’t believe fried foods will kill you, so go figure Of COURSE they’re gonna turn out in droves to eat some food? Any excuse those fat lazy non-exercising bastids need to eat some food is fine with them.

    • 190 dotster3
      August 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      I’m sick of all the chick fil-a stuff. Everything always gets carried to the idiotic extreme with these cultural issues, like Freedom Fries. Chick-fil-a is just now infiltrating Illinois, but years ago we drove thru there for lunch when we were on a trip on the recommendation of a friend who had moved to our area from the south—-she really missed those chick sands. So we were curious about what we were missing out on. Alot of deep fried fatty stuff, as it turns out——AND a Bible verse in our take out bag! That was a real shocker. I went, “What in the world????” Puh-lease. Don’t know if they still do that or not, but I did not need a Bible verse with my takeout—-inappropriate to the max—– and that was enough for us, never more. The end.

      • 191 anniebella
        August 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        Honestly I don’t like Chick-fli-a, and I’m tired of making these old white men rich, for them to try to judge everyone else but their hypocritical self.

  57. 192 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  58. August 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    The Senate Republicans blocked the Violence against Womens Act, because it includes language to protect the LGBT Community.

    Thus, I feel bad for the Gay Community, the Republicans like to pick on them, sees them as less than!

    • 194 0388jojothecat
      August 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      House and Senate Republicans are just full of hate. They are so poised to steal this election I just hope people come out in force to vote for PBO and Democrats to regain the house and keep the senate.

  59. 195 Tally
    August 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Jovie – couldn’t resist your awesome post upthread –

  60. 196 CindyH
    August 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Just got back from seeing First Lady Michelle Obama and WOW – just WOW! She is so beautiful, so powerful, so inspiring, so warm, so REAL! Aside from her physical beauty (absolute most gorgeous complexion I think I’ve ever seen), her way of connecting with people is so impressive. I’m trying to remember all the wonderful things she said and will write them down as they come back to me, but 2 things off the top of my head – talking about how our President is no “hypothetical” and how he IS the American Dream realized and with so much at stake that he knows firsthand about how important it is that our children have that hope.

    She also was talking about college loan debt and musing about when she and the President were so young and “so in love” – and then said
    “and we still are” – and gave this adorable/beautiful smile.

    How anyone could not fall madly in love with our President and First Lady is just beyond me.

    • August 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      FANTASTIC!! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Mrs. O is the BEST.

    • 199 anniebella
      August 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      CindyH, Wow! Thanks for letting us know how you trip to see the First Lady was. When FLOTUS was in Greensboro,N.C. today I heard her say the line about Barack and her loan debt, and being young and in love, then she added and we still are. I can only say maybe one day I will get the chance to meet our lovely First Lady. Try as they might Queen Ann can’t compare.

  61. August 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    It’s the fucking Republicans, or a Republican working in the WH, leaking this information.
    Now, their is a Secret order signed by the President, giving support to the Syrian Rebels.

    Its Secret! For crying out loud!

  62. 203 LunarSea
    August 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Evening all. Just sitting down. Friends came over for dinner, so rushed home, picked up some food on the way and we’re settling to watch games. Looking through the pictures from today (no chance yet to read the comments) but had to say this image is a classic Norman Rockwell: He came to mind instantly when I saw it. Another slice of Americana.

    I really love the excitement in the faces.

  63. 207 Tally
    August 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!! The best thing EVER!!!

    #RomneyPython is trending on twitter!!!! GO LOOK!!!! 😆 😆 😆

  64. 210 4morefor44
    August 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    so happy for you, cindyh! most people do fall in the love with our first family when they’re able to see them without the media filter, and that’s why the media works so hard at keeping the unfiltered obamas away from the general public as much as possible, and propping up republicans. it’s not about “creating a horserace” as many suggest…it’s simply that nearly the entire mainstream media is owned by a few billionaires now, and they want to make sure their taxes don’t go up, tax havens taken away, and regulations imposed upon their vulture capitalism. that’s why you sharing your story about michelle to as many people as possible is so crucial. forward!!

    • 211 EricFive
      August 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Totally agree 4morefor44. That “horserace” stuff is so naive. The MSM and its owners would be happy as pie with a Romney landslide. MSM ratings and viewership (not to mention credibilty) are all down, yet they continue to spew anti-PBO propaganda undeterred. MSM is owned by corporations that favor the GOP’s anti-tax/anti-regulation policies, and as a result we are force fed anti-PBO propaganda, the GOP is never to blame for anything (like intentionally sabotaging the economic recovery or blatantly attempting to steal the election by denying people the right to vote) and our favorite media personalities twist themselves into pretzels to spin every story as “bad news for PBO”. The MSM has betrayed this country. Imagine how different our political climate would be if the MSM would just report the TRUTH and FACTS instead of propaganda and spin. We are blessed to have PBO. He is the only politician that has the charisma, intellect and fundraising prowess to effectively combat the MSM/Citizens United cabal that threatens our democracy.

  65. 212 Lorraine
    August 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Shrumie was just on Ed’s Show. He erase Michael Steele from the show! Shrumie was three words FAN TAS TIC!!!!!! It was great must see TV. Chips, we need that clip posted, love!

  66. August 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    House votes 256-171 to extend all Bush-era individual tax rates

    By Pete Kasperowicz
    Nineteen Democrats voted yes and one Republican voted no on the measure.

    Jeeze!

    • 216 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      In other words, the house GOP voted to hold middle class tax cuts hostage so that the upper 1% could keep their tax cuts.

      • August 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        Morning Fart will say(he always says this), that their is no difference between the President and Robney.
        And then later on in the broadcast, freaking over all the differences between the two.
        One might say, Joe is just playing mind games!

  67. 218 utaustinliberal
    August 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    • 219 utaustinliberal
      August 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      President Barack Obama has signed a so-called “intelligence finding” authorizing covert aid to the Syrian rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government , NBC News has confirmed.
      White House and intelligence officials declined to comment on a Reuters report about the aid.
      A U.S. official also said that while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the U.S., is providing non-lethal aid and communications to the rebels, the presidential finding provides more intelligence resources than had been previously known.

      Obama’s order, approved earlier this year, broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad, Reuters reported.

    • August 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Yes! Let the CIA take care of it they are very good at what they do.
      I am just worried about what McCain will say about this!

      • August 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        Jovie, fortunately for Syrians, it doesn’t matter one bit what McCain has to say 🙂 And, our President, once again, is making it clear he sets policy and procedure based on his principles with zero regard for the opinion of McCain or any other gasbag.

        • August 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

          True! But they want so bad to impeach him and can’t find anything!

        • 223 nathkatun7
          August 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm

          Yes, indeed Bob! Try as the may to delegitimize him, the fact of the matter is: President Obama is still the President of the United States and he gets to call the shorts on foreign policy. McCain and his secret admirer Lindsay Graham, as well Willard Romney, can gripe and whine all they want. But neither one of them gets to make the decisions when it comes to foreign policy.

      • 224 Tally
        August 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

        fuck McCain.

  68. August 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Thursday Aug. 2, 2012
    Previous
    Next
    10:15 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    11:00 AM
    Biden meets with Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House.
    11:05 AM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    1:15 PM
    Obama arrives in Orlando, Florida.
    1:35 PM
    Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event in Holderness, N.H.
    2:40 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    4:30 PM
    Obama delivers remarks to the Blog’Her Conference.
    5:20 PM
    Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H.
    7:15 PM
    Obama departs Orlando, Florida en route Virginia.
    Obama arrives in Virginia.
    7:50 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va.
    8:50 PM
    Obama departs Leesburg, Va, en route the White House.
    9:00 PM
    Obama arrives at the White House.

  69. August 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Don’tcha just love our President. He just lights up the room.

  70. August 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    So someone who many people on my followers list followed has gone absolutely batshit over Chik-Fil-A. This morning over a hundred of my followers also followed him. Now it’s down to 10. I think PBO has just lost a supporter.

      • August 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        That really didn’t come out well-written. It’s the end of the day. I’m bushed. LOL.

        Basically, someone I was following has gone absolutely insane against “liberals” over the Chik-Fil-A boycott. He’s literally gone from a Dem to a raving RWNJ in the space of a day. CAPS and all.

      • August 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        My FB has been totally overtaken all week with this. I take one look and Hike the Story. Out of sight, out of mind. Stupid! I am sick of it. I did just post few minutes ago: Remember the Dixie Chicks? What you want to bet no one says anything.

        • August 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

          And the Right has a ridiculous view of the First Amendment. It protects you from the government curtailing what you can and cannot say. So, for example, if your CEO is a homophobic douchebag, he has every right to be so. A boycott by private citizens is NOT an infringement of free speech. It is, in fact, free speech in itself. Really, civics should be required for every high schooler. Another way in which the RW assault on education for the past 30 years serves its interests.

          • August 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

            This whole brouhaha is just way, way, way beyond stupid. I have to step away from twitter because I really don’t give a frick about a bunch of RWNJs eating junk for their FREEDOM, lining up to show their bigotry and hatred, foaming at the mouth to eat crap for God. STUPID. But I can just imagine the MSM will line up to interview and spotlight them just like they did the Tea Party rants of last summer. Same idiots, different day. CRAP.

          • 237 nathkatun7
            August 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

            You are absolutely right LL about the First Amendment. I also support your suggestion about requiring civics in high school. But then again this is also a role that an enlightened media should be fulfilling.

  71. August 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    A GOP Representative compared Womens Heathcate contraception to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Senator Inouye freaked out on the loser!

  72. 240 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  73. 241 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    It’s a good thing I’m watching the Olympics. Because I don’t have to watch DL Hughley talk crap about my President on the Ed Show. I’m actually missing Ed right now.

    • 242 lisalovesobama
      August 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      His biggest praise of PBO was ACA. Biggest criticism? That PBO didn’t have Joe “You Lie” Wilson removed from “the premises.” — he said that changed the whole course of PBO’s presidency. What a fricking idiot! 🙄

      • 243 hopefruit2
        August 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

        What a dolt. He couldn’t stop CNN from canning his show, yet he wants to tell our President what to do about an event three years after the fact?

        Dyson had better be prepared to do another heavy duty scolding on the Ed Show tomorrow just like he did last week, because he will be hearing from folks on Twitter on this ridiculous “analysis” from Hughely.

        • 244 lisalovesobama
          August 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

          Stain is all big words and no action. He’s like a paper doll, breath on him and falls to the floor. 🙄

        • 248 Nena20409
          August 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

          TeaNN didn’t really can his show. They wanted him to move to NY and he didn’t. Then he wanted a half hour show, they wanted 1 hour or the reverse. I don’t recall any more.

          The guy is not against pres Obama. What I hate is that Folks who could have spoken out loudly, the civil rights group, DNC, and supporters of this pres stayed Mute. Clayburn demanded a reprimand. Pelosi and Emmanuel poo pooed and didn’t want any fuss. Fuss needed to be made by supporters of the president. Many professional lefties didn’t say much for this was the time of Public Option and ACA. It was just Not the presidency. The supporters should have rallied for this president. Many failed him, including the media. Chip Reid asked Robert Gibbs one time if that was the tone to speak about the Dick Cheney. Yet no one thinks twice of the disrespect, the disparaging of president Obama. Hughely should do his part and not mouthing off. I would doubt that if rev Al had him on that he would be talking that way. No way. No how.

          • 249 hopefruit2
            August 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm

            But if only he had put his foot down and demand that CNN gave him exactly what he wanted, which was a half-hour or 1-hr show in the city/state that he wanted, they would not have cancelled his show!!

            Where were his balls? Why couldn’t he just demand his conditions, and CNN would have to follow? After all, he had brought ratings to their network with his previous episodes, right? It’s so easy to get everything you want if you only show some spine, grow some balls and put your darn foot down doggone it!!

            Nena20409 – I hope you see where I’m going with this…

            • 250 Nena20409
              August 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

              Yes, I do hopefruit2. That was when TeaNN was insisting that NY or Atlanta was their way. Court TV ended up on Atlanta. They have changed some now, with “Dr. Drew” on HLN.

              I don’t mind criticism when it is done with respect. On ed show today. Hughley was out of line. He could have done what he needed to do without resulting to hyperbole and then disrespecting pres Obama while talking about the wicked Joe Wilson.

              If Dyson keeps doing that again and again, he would have Ed’s ratings tank. Dyson is not a Child. So he better wake the freaking up.

      • August 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        Only Pelosi can have the Sergeant at Arms remove Him.
        The President Is in a different body of Government, and He is a Guest of Congress.
        And He knows that.

        • 252 isonprize
          August 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

          And DL Hughley DOESN’T know that. He should stick to comedy…

        • 254 nathkatun7
          August 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm

          You know what Jovie, a great many people, as LL pointed out earlier, needed some civic lessons about the way the U.S. system of government functions. If I had the power, I would disqualify from punditry any who does not know such basics as the federal system, the three co-equal branches of government and the division of power, and, more importantly, the concept of checks and balances. I also think that pundits should at least have basic knowledge about the U.S. Constitution.

      • 256 EricFive
        August 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        Talk about blaming the victim. Joe Wilson was overcome with racist rage and does the unthinkable during a State of the Union address, and it is PBO’s fault? PBO handled that unfortunate situation with his usual calm and class. Small minded people have the need to criticize and find fault with PBO, I guess in an effort to boost their own self-esteem.

      • 257 Cha
        August 1, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        OH FOR F*** SAKE! That sounds like a very bad acid trip.

    • August 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      I can’t wait til Ed gets back, you know what I mean. And I am not even a big fan of Ed!

    • 260 anniebella
      August 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I heard that Hughley fool say something about POTUS when he was on the View and I quickly turn it. Never been a fan of hughley, he isn’t funny.

    • 261 dotster3
      August 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      I suspect the reason why Hughley got the invite is because he was talking this same kind of crud on The View, and I blame Dyson for that. I assume he has a say about his guests while he hosts. There was zero reason to give Hughley air time for this utter nonsense. And I wish these talk shows would rid themselves of this need to always stir up controversy just for controversy’s sake. It’s a big waste of air time.

  74. August 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    As of the third week in July, Republican outside groups had spent $144 million on swing state television advertising while Democratic groups — led by Priorities USA Action — had spent just over $20 million.

    The dual-headed Crossroads group — one arm is a super PAC, the other a not-for-profit — had spent upward of $90 million on ads by itself by that time. (wa Post)…

    -/
    And Dan Señor is complaining that the President is spending money and that is why he is winning? Then, how do you explain these figures?

  75. 267 Nena20409
    August 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Dr. Rachel Maddow is Kicking butt on Romney. Something the media should have done. She is doing it.

    • 268 Melanie
      August 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Was just about to post the same. She is laying waste to Romney and his constant lies. I don’t read the stuff I sign…it’s my accountants fault. Retroactively refiling his taxes. Unbelievable.

      • 269 Nena20409
        August 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

        Basically Romney is always Lying. Lying for the Lord for his OWN personal benefit for a freaking lying bishop. Romney will not Only be elected POTUS, but he would so be exposed no matter how much he tried to hide and how much the media tries to cover for him. This guy is a wicked lying bast*rd.

    • August 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      She is getting pissed off, it seems, and may be coming to Her senses, about this President. Now, if we can just get out of Afghanistan in 2014, me thinks Rachel will say He is a Very good President!

      • 271 Nena20409
        August 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        Rachel has Never liked Romney….why? Rachel lived and has lived in Mass for many years. So Dr. Maddow has Romney’s number.

  76. August 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Rachel Maddow is doing a Willard tax segment this evening…hee hee hee

  77. 273 Claire
    August 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    romney= The New Dubya

    • 274 nathkatun7
      August 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Dubya, with all his blemishes had some guts. At least he didn’t go around blaming his subordinates all the time. I have yet to see Romney own up to any thing that doesn’t flatter him.

  78. 276 dotster3
    August 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Funny—–read this promotion from excited Oh. Sports Radio guys who will air an interview with President Obama tomorrow at 4:30.

    http://www.971thefan.com/content/blogs/locker-room/2012/08/president-obama-joins-the-fan.html

  79. August 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    President Obama travels Thursday to Orlando where he’ll challenge Mitt Romney on what’s normally considered Republican ideological turf: debt and taxes.

    Obama got considerable help — and new stump speech material — on Wednesday from a new study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center that showed those earning more than $1 million could save about $87,000 in taxes under Romney’s plan, which reduces income tax rates by 20 percent across the board.

    But those who earn less than $200,000 would actually see their taxes increase by as much as $1,339 under Romney’s plan, the study estimated, because they could lose popular tax breaks for employer health insurance, mortgage interest and state and local taxes.

    Obama’s campaign hours later released a Florida-centric companion report, based on a previous Tax Policy Center analysis, that estimated Romney’s plan would raise taxes on 7.6 million Florida households.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/01/2926253/president-barack-obama-and-mitt.html

  80. August 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Cyber security bill to fail. Republicans not on board for passage.
    So, if something happens Like India, and the whole East Coast loses power for a week, does that mean the Military and out Electric grid will get more money?
    Just asking!

    • 279 nathkatun7
      August 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Is there any legislation, other than legislation aimed at interfering with the women’s reproductive rights, or the naming Post Offices, that Republicans in Congress don’t say NO to? These Republicans in Congress are nihilists.

  81. 280 lisalovesobama
    August 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    HELLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! Am I alone in this place?!!

    • 281 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      No friend, I’m right here. I’ve been waiting for NBC-fail to start the men’s gymnastics. I watched the girls yesterday even though I knew the result.

      • 282 lisalovesobama
        August 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        Yay! For some reason, I can’t get into the games. I don’t know what that’s about, but I’m so proud of our guys and gals!

        • 283 hopefruit2
          August 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

          The men’s gymnastics tonight is as disappointing as Monday night. Our boys both started off well on their floor exercise, and then got pummeled by that stupid pummel horse. At this point the best case scenario is that one of them might be able to shoot for a bronze medal – assuming the other countries makes serious mistakes.

  82. August 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    HOLLYWOOD!

    • 286 Cha
      August 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Good to know about Justin Long, Jovie..I already knew the other two are ON BOARD! I used to live in Gainesville a long time ago..go Gators!

  83. 287 hopefruit2
    August 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    My President loves to get love from the crowds.

  84. 288 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  85. 291 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

  86. 292 isonprize
    August 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I think, I really do think, I just heard Howard Fineman admit that he made a mistake about an opinion that he about President Obama!!

    • 293 lisalovesobama
      August 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      I had to do a double take when I heard that freak say what he did. That guy’s an ass.

    • 294 Nena20409
      August 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      What Opinion? I must have missed it as I was typing here and at HP fighting their lies there too. What, what did he say? Please Clue me in.

      • August 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        Saying the fairness argument will not work!

        • 296 Nena20409
          August 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

          OK. Thanks. I got it now. Is JA asking for Us to praise him now? Yes, he fessed Up, so I must go easy on him? LOL…..Good for JA. I didn’t think he had it in him.

      • 297 lisalovesobama
        August 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

        He admitted being wrong when he was saying PBO’s ‘Fair share’ message wouldn’t work. Mark this day in your calendars sports fans! It’s a day that will live on in infamy! The day the earth stood still! The day Coward voluntarily admitted he was wrong.

      • 299 isonprize
        August 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        FIneman was discussing the Pres. Obama and his Dem campaign strategy of pointing out that increasing defense spending will take away from America. Fineman now says that’s a good point. I don’t usually listen to him, but it struck me that he, if only briefly, admitted that he was wrong and agreeing with PBO.

    • August 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      But, then he said that the Brookings Institute is a Liberal think tank!
      It is?

      • 304 Nena20409
        August 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm

        The Bookings is a Liberal Institute? Nope. JA has lost his mind again. The Bookings is so called No Label kind of a Think Tank. They have Blue Dogs and Conservatives, a sprinkle of Liberals.

        JA is going to need to apologize again.

  87. 305 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

  88. August 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  89. 311 amk for obama
    August 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    But the sheriff made his worst impressions while answering questions about his book, Joe’s Law.

    Basically, anytime Arpaio was shown some of the blatant bigotry in that book, he blamed it on co-author Len Sherman. And this was despite being read back his testimony from a previous deposition in which he’d said he didn’t need to read his own book because he’d written it himself.

    Arpaio was forced by Young to back off from a couple of statements in the book, including one in which he wrote that Mexicans don’t come to the United States with the same hopes and dreams as people from other countries.. In another part of the book, Young pointed out, Arpaio wrote that second- and third-generation Mexican-Americans were not part of the American “mainstream.”

    “My co-author wrote that,” Arpaio blurted out.

    Typical bully who is really a wimp.

  90. August 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I know you are but what Am I! Ring around the Rosie, a picket full of posie, ashes, ashes, we all fall down. My Mither punched your Mother right in the nose, what color blood came our? Allie Allie in come free!

    The Kiddie Congress!

    • 313 hopefruit2
      August 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      My mother and your mother were hanging up some clothes
      My mother gave your mother a punch on her nose
      What color was the blood? Red. R-E-D stands for red and out you may go!

      Little Jack Horner sitting in a corner eating some christmas pie
      he put in his thumb, then pulled out a plum and said
      what a good boy am I

      Mark knoller recites these poems every night while getting thrills up his leg for Willard! Willard is actually Little Jack Horner…

    • 314 anniebella
      August 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Through the recession, through the hard times, through the recovery, slow as it is, who are the one group of Americans who are doing just fine through it all? The rich, and how these sorry ass Republicans can think that the rich need any more help, it is crazy. It is time to look out for the ones who have been struggling, and that would leave the rich off the list.

  91. 315 jackiegrumbacher
    August 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Tomorrow the final arguments on the PA voter law is presented to Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson. Then we have two long, excruciating weeks to wait for a decision. It then falls to the PA Supreme Court to either support or overturn the Commonwealth Court. The ACLU has been brilliant and the state long ran out of any counter arguments. This is now up to the conscience of one individual judge. I am holding my breath.

    • 316 isonprize
      August 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Nope, JackieG, PLEASE don’t hold your breath!! 😆 😆 WE NEED YOU!!! We gotta get folks what they need to vote. That way whatever they do, we will be ready.

    • August 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Good thing he has an 11 point lead in Pennsylvania.
      Also, so far, I saw 3 Obama ads on the CW network tonight. Targeting audiences!


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