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Rise and Shine

Happy Sunday everyone, chat away 😉

Have a perfect day you two!


207 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Good Morning O Family!!

  2. August 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Good Sunday morning everyone!! Congrats on 1st Proud!!

  3. 7 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Missed all the Olympics yesterday. We are so busy I was called in on my day off to work a 10 hr shift! Watching the finish of the women’s marathon. Wow what a race. Ethiopia beat Kenya by just steps! I was a great race!!!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

  4. 8 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

    GM folk and chips.

    Williams sisters 3-2 in 2nd set after having won 1st set by 6-4.

  5. 11 collegekay
    August 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Good morning all. about to treat myself to ihop for my bday haha. have a great day.

  6. 23 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I have a little question for anyone here. I ordered 2 “Women for Obama” car magnets. The charge was never applied to my bank account. I made a donation the same day and that was reflected in my bank statement. I sent an email to the campaign but have not heard anything yet. Is it possible they do not apply the charge until the product is shipped? Is is possible they may be out of these magnets?

  7. August 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hi Everyone!

    I’m shamelessly announcing that it is MY BIRTHDAY! 🙂 🙂

  8. 64 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

  9. 66 Ladyhawke
    August 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Strange But True: Mitt Romney Spent The Vietnam War In A French Palace

    By Henry Decker (December 16th, 2011)

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    Like many hawkish politicians of his generation, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney managed to avoid serving in the Vietnam War through family connections. The young Romney could not use a student deferment from the draft — having dropped out of Stanford University after only two semesters — but avoided service anyway with the assistance of the Mormon elders.

    The son of George Romney, then Michigan’s governor, he was one of a limited number of Mormon youth chosen as missionaries — a status that protected him from the draft between July 1966 and February 1969 as a “minister of religion or divinity student.” Essentially, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints re-routed Romney from Vietnam to the south of France, where he served as missionary.

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    http://www.nationalmemo.com/strange-true-mitt-romney-spent-vietnam-war-french-palace/

    • 67 pugeretto
      August 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Interesting, the way he was able to get around serving our country, just like not paying taxes. I look forward to the day without sending anyone of ours to war, but it is sad how others sacrificed without having been given a choice…with the draft, etc. Good morning ladyhawke. ( I saw there was a movie by that name a few decades ago.)

      • 68 0388jojothecat
        August 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

        Especially someone who was “PRO-DRAFT” and was “PRO VIETNAMN WAR” then to run like a little girl to France. You know how the GOP feels about the France. Now we have someone who wants to be president but is anti-government, anti-american, and hates to pay taxes.

    • 69 vcprezofan2
      August 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Looking beyond Willard to the larger issue, here’s an article that provided food for thought – at least to economics-challenged me it seems to extend, or inform, the dialogue. See what you think…

      http://www.nationalmemo.com/what-romneys-taxes-tell-us-about-the-tax-code/2/

  10. 70 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Williams sisters win Olympic Gold Medal 6-4 6-4. Yay.

    Now go Fedex.

  11. 72 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Loving the Olympics on NBC this morning. The best thing about it besides the Athletes? NOT MEET THE PRESS!!

  12. 73 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

  13. 75 collegekay
    August 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

    thanks everyone. happy bday gobrooklyn! ;- )

  14. 80 Ladyhawke
    August 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Mitt Romney’s “culture” war

    By Erik Nielson

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    But Romney’s statement that Israelis’ cultural superiority explains their economic success — and, by extension, that the “backward” Palestinians are to blame for their failures — isn’t particularly surprising. Not only does it smack of the familiar Republican tactic of demonizing victims, but it’s also consistent with Romney’s strategy of “othering” Obama in similar ways, often using coded concepts of shared culture to exploit or create unease about Obama’s race. Just a few days earlier, one of Romney’s aides made the mistake of revealing a bit too much of this strategy when he told a member of the British press, “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage,” going on to note that the White House “didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” It wasn’t hard to read between the lines. America’s first black president, the son of a Kenyan father, doesn’t understand our culture.

    Taken in isolation, these comments could easily be dismissed as the blunders of a poorly managed campaign or a clumsy candidate. But against the backdrop of Republicans’ tireless attempts to undermine Obama’s legitimacy — not to mention Romney’s ongoing rhetorical efforts to portray him as “foreign” — what we find instead is that they are part of a broader effort to exoticize the president so that his race can remain an issue throughout the 2012 election season.

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    http://www.salon.com/2012/08/05/mitt_romneys_culture_war/

  15. 81 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

    • 82 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Have they had the medals ceremony yet? I’m watching the same channel but they’re now showing a volleyball game.

  16. 84 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

    A new Pew survey has found that Mitt Romney is so unpopular that he has now replaced Sarah Palin as America’s most hated national political figure.

    The Pew Research Center for People and the Press survey revealed that more than half of respondents (52%) hold an unfavorable view of Mitt Romney, and only 37% have a favorable opinion of the Republican nominee. This is the sixth consecutive month that overall opinion of Mitt Romney has been negative. Romney’s unfavorable rating has increased five points in the past month, and has not been lower than 45% since November of 2011.

    The high unfavorable rating would be manageable if Romney had an equally high favorable rating. The problem for him is that he doesn’t. The highest Romney’s favorable rating has been is 45%.

    • 85 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

      ” Mitt Romney is so unpopular that he has now replaced Sarah Palin as America’s most hated national political figure.”

      That’s why when Jonathan Capehart wrote that silly WaPo column about Romney being able to successfully use former NYS Gov Pataki’s strategy of being an “unknown” running against an “unpopular incumbent”, I immediately called B.S. on his analysis.

      • 86 Bill
        August 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

        Exactly, a major party candidate for POTUS is never an “unknown” by election day.

        • 87 hopefruit2
          August 5, 2012 at 9:34 am

          That’s right Bill. If Capehart was arguing that the Romney Camp were hoping to use a strategy similar to that of Pataki, but questioned the effectiveness of that strategy then I would have agreed with him, because I do believe that was their initial goal (with the MSM’s help). But the circumstances of a presidential election, the information technology advances, along with the Obama Campaign’s competence have prevented any of that from taking hold.

        • 88 nathkatun7
          August 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

          I agree. Besides how can a candidate who has been running for President for 6 years be “unknown.”

  17. 89 pugeretto
    August 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Well, he had no business running for President, he ust doesn’t relate to people…& going with all the Bush advosors, I really do look forward to the debates….

  18. August 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

    George Snufflopagas has now asked DWS 5x about Harty Reids charge on taxes. Completely outraged by Harry Reid.
    Their He goes again- do you stand by his remarks about Governor Robney?
    DWS says for the tenth time, release the returns and letsput this issue to rest.
    George can’t believe it, he looks mad!
    WTF?

    • 91 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

      I’m glad DWS is not backing down on this. The DEMS are not playing this time, and they won’t allow themselves to be controlled by the corporate media. Snufflopagas can be as mad as he wants…if Romney releases his returns he will probably lose in November, but if he fails to release his returns, he will DEFINITELY lose in November.

      • August 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

        And now George Shows the Cake the RNC sent the DNC to get her response.
        How silly!

        • 93 hopefruit2
          August 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

          He is taunting her and being provocative just to see how far he can push her to react in an inappropriate or angry way. He’s a dirty tool. But he will get his karma on Nov 6.

      • August 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

        Rinse just called the majority leader a dirty liar!
        Are you watching this? I can’t believe the way they are portraying Harry!

        • 95 hopefruit2
          August 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

          No, I’m not watching so thanks for the updates. “This Week” doesn’t come in my area until 10AM.

          • 96 carolyn
            August 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

            Those remarks reek of desperation. What else do you do when your back is to the wall, but lash out at the other person. I think they all know a little something about the tax returns (rethugs) and are scared to death. Of course they are going to demonize Harry Reid….it’s the oldest trick in the book. Blame the messenger…try to discredit the message. Little Georgie can pout and rage all he wants, it won’t change the facts.

        • 97 amk for obama
          August 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

          what is so surprising about that jovie ? the thugs will be thugs. who gives a shit on what happens on sunday shows?

            • 99 amk for obama
              August 5, 2012 at 9:47 am

              So undecided watch and are swayed by the bilge on sunday talk shows ? Got anything to support that?

            • 102 hopefruit2
              August 5, 2012 at 9:51 am

              If that were true, then Obama would be down in most polls, because all the Sunday shows have been doing for the last 6 months (and before) is tearing down our President and building up Romney. People’s minds are made up pretty much.

              • August 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

                The election of Bush proved that the media can push their candidate.

                • 104 hopefruit2
                  August 5, 2012 at 10:29 am

                  That was then; this is now. The media trying but they are not succeeding. Voters are bypassing the media and learning to not trust their spin. If the media were solely running things, PBO would be down in the polls, WAY DOWN. But he’s not.

    • August 5, 2012 at 9:34 am

      I think this is playing into the Dems hands. They more they make an issue of it, the more people will be thinking “Just show your returns and prove him wrong”. By hammering on Reid they are inadvertently keeping the spotlight on the whole issue.

      • 106 jackiegrumbacher
        August 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

        I agree, maryl1. Two things, the tax returns have now become the hot topic. And the returns are getting all this attention without the president’s team having to spend one dime. No ads required. Harry Reid has soaked up all the attention and brought Mitt’s shiftiness front and center. Don’t like what Reid said? Show the returns and prove him wrong (or right). If they show the returns, Harry will have best R-money. If they don’t, Willard continues to bare the stink of a guy who’s hiding something. Snufflopagus is doing the Dems a favor.

    • 109 Smoothscotch
      August 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Crawled tried the same with Robert Gibbs, he told her the same thing after trying to get him to say the campaign should ask leader Reid to stop. He would not bite, she was also visibly frustrated. Lol

    • 111 Obama Grandmama
      August 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Still remember George’s performance at the 2008 Primary Debate! If he is a debate moderator this time around we are in trouble as he used the commercial breaks and candidates time to answer the charges preferentially for the candidate of his choice. I remember emailing the station complaints and hearing they had the most complaints ever of that debate. The other moderator was Charlie Gibbs and both were in synch for Hillary.

  19. August 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Good morning, OTeam.

    A most exciting and fun-filled HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our TODville warriors, College Kay and GoBrooklyn!! May you enjoy every moment of your day, be surrounded by your loved ones and your very favorite cake!!

  20. 113 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

    • 114 prettyfoot58
      August 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Love this one AMK….

      the man who calls the President foreign and un-american…..

      yanno ,,everytime some calls the President these things …it strikes a spear into the hearts of black folks…as a child my nana told me that i could not let racism determine my outcome in life…but that i had to be twice as good and do twice as much to suceed….

      this notion that because we who are of African descent…will never be quite good enough is a struggle that we fight to get past….it is not just the President who gets disrespected from this…but all of us…

      but as my nana would say….

      Struggle and succeed…

      Forwardddddddddd>>>>>>>>.

    • 115 Smoothscotch
      August 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Excellent.

    • 116 nathkatun7
      August 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Really spot-on tweet, AMK!

  21. August 5, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Now it’s Jonathan Karls turn to Rip into Reid, it’s Outrageous claim from the Floor, blah blah blah!
    George still can’t believe it!
    The whole shows takeaway is Not about the Economy or Jobs, it’s about Harry Reid and his remarks.
    Poor, poor Willard! LOL!

  22. 121 Ladyhawke
    August 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

    A BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL POST

    Why I support President Obama

    BY MORTOS

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    A longtime conservative friend replied on my facebook post about being a strong supporter of president Obama. She said, “I am asking in a completely civil manner why are you supporting this man?”

    This was my reply:

    The Reasons I Support Barack Obama –

    I support President Obama because he represents many of the ideals I believe in; fairness, compassion, service, (authentic) family values, patriotism, compromise and love of country not bound by slogans or political idealism. He is smart enough to realize things are not perfect in our country and we aren’t number one just because we are the U. S. of A. He is realistic enough to understand that dealing with the complex issues facing this country is much more difficult than a Toby Keith song, a right (or left) wing pundit or a magnetic ribbon would lead one to believe.

    I support him because he has faced constant, unrelenting, mean-spirited, dishonest criticism since before he took office and every day since. His patriotism has been questioned by every member of the right wing echo chamber especially FoxNews and Rush Limbaugh, every single day he has served. He has been called a socialist, communist, Nazi, Marxist, traitor, foreign, un-American, liar, magic negro, halfrican and worse. He has suffered innumerable lies about his ideology, religion, family and even his place of birth. No other president in the history of this country has faced such unfounded open hostility and disrespect. No other president has ever been called a liar by a member of congress during a State of the Union, no other president has had to show his birth certificate…repeatedly.

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    Much more here…..

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002950282

  23. 128 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

    1. Jonathan Karl
    2. Candy Crowley
    3. Gloria Borger
    4. George Stephanopoulos

    So far I’m taking names of all the Sunday Morning Romney shills and will be tweeting them and calling them out.

    • 129 Ladyhawke
      August 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Excellent HF. I keep asking myself If the first principle of journalism is to tell the truth, why isn’t Mitt Romney’s pathological lying the biggest story of the election season. Romney’s constant lying is the elephant in the room that the so called journalist in the mainstream continue to gloss over. Romney’s dishonesty is unprecedented. The media has a responsibility to tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. It’s great to see the power of the internet calling them out for their lazy reporting and holding their feet to the fire. Good for you. Maybe you can embarrass them into doing their jobs.

      1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth

      Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Journalism does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but it can–and must–pursue it in a practical sense. This “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts. Then journalists try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, valid for now, subject to further investigation. Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information. Even in a world of expanding voices, accuracy is the foundation upon which everything else is built–context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The truth, over time, emerges from this forum. As citizens encounter an ever greater flow of data, they have more need–not less–for identifiable sources dedicated to verifying that information and putting it in context.

      http://www.journalism.org/resources/principles

      • August 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

        I think they are just prostituting themselves to keep alive some contrived election battle. If the media railed against Romney, there would be no contest. What would they do for work? Support the President? There’s no money in that. There’s enough money in the GOP camp to keep them all in jobs. Remember big business pays for the commercials/ads which support their shows. It’s always about money not integrity. However right will win out and the president has right on his side if the scale is tipped enough in his favour.

  24. 131 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

    CollegeKay & GoBrooklyn;

    May today and always be Blessed with Love, Peace and Joy. Happy Birthday!!!

  25. 132 Ladyhawke
    August 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP

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    FYI: Voting for Mitt Romney is how you reward the failure of Bush/GOP policies.

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  26. August 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Van Jones going Off message again, saying the President should Fire Demarco and that underwater homeowners will not vote this year, which will hurt the President.
    Good old Van Jones, all for One, and One for One!
    Always some Democrat going off message, he is probably fundraising!
    I hope Axelrod and Gibbs were better than this asshole!

    • 134 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Part of the contract to appear on TV is that you have to take a jab at the President. “Professional Left” media whores and corporate TV have an unhealthy symbiotic relationship. We’ll help you spread your “leftist” message on our RW corporate media platform if you agree to criticize your “leftist” President. DEAL?

  27. August 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I love that quote at the top of the page: “one nation”. We have to say the pledge every morning at school; “One nation, under God”. The “patriots’ heads’ would explode if we didn’t. But “one nation” means nothing to them. They don’t want one nation when it comes to taxes, services, education, prosperity, opportunity. Their politicians do everything they can to divide the nation into smaller and smaller pieces. They are really saying “MY nation”. If the ‘patriots’ who get in such a fuss about pledge-saying really believed in those words President Obama would be re-elected in a landslide to equal George Washington’s. But the truth is, they are scared to death of “one nation”.

  28. 138 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 9:45 am
    • 139 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

      And PBO has created 1.4M jobs at a time of great opposition and obstruction which neither Reagan nor Dubya had to contend with.

  29. 140 Lockewasright
    August 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Fantastic! Every time some righty rips into Reid, control of the national conversation slips further away from team Mitt.

  30. 141 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Fedex trailing Murray 2-4 in 1st set. Come on fedex.

  31. 142 Renegade522/AuntSis
    August 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    GM TOD: I had my first political dream last night!!!

    It was the 1st debate and the topic was domestic issues. Romney won the bet so he would answer the question first. I can’t remember who the announcer was but it was a male. Anyways, he asks Romney the first question and he doesn’t respond. The announcer is puzzled and the crowd starts snickering. He asks if he heard the question correctly. PBO jumps in and looks him in the eye and say, for now, I will answer the question and then hopefully you are fast enough to give the counter argument. The audience laughs.

    Romney was not close to being prepared. PBO even said so in one of the other answers that he was not prepared. At one question, Romney stated that PBO was being mean to him and he wasn’t like this when he debated John McCain. PBO replied that he was raised to be respectful to his elders. But Romney, they are the same age and it’s going to be a fight.

    PBO would answer the question and then counter Romney answer. Let me tell you, it was a thing of beauty. PBO was on it. PBO was able to state his policy – what he did or what he expected to do and then give a counter argument to what Romney just stated. PBO would say something like — when he was gov or when he was CEO of Bain or when he ran the Olympics or during the primaries he said this and now he is saying something else. OMG. I think I was yelling in my sleep. I swear, I really didn’t want to wake up.

    Romney’s performance was worst than bad. He thinks he is entitled to the presidency and you could see in his mannerisms. PBO was so bad he was great.

    Afterwards, they interviewed PBO. They noted that he would not shake Romney’s hand. PBO said something to the fact that he is getting over a cold and didn’t want to spread his germs. PBO went on to explain that even though people knock 43 (he calls him that so that is not so personal) he never got the feeling that he was out to hurt the American people on purpose of was out right evil. Yes, he was misguided. Yes, he had people that gave awful advice. PBO thinks 43 heart was in the right place and he didn’t realize what was happening until the very end. The pundits ran with PBO thinks Bush wasn’t a bad president. Geez!!

  32. 145 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    HMMM…Interesting analysis about PBO’s current disdain for Willard.

    HEADLINE: How Obama Grew to Dislike Romney

    // “One factor made the 2012 grind bearable and at times even fun for Obama: he began campaign preparations feeling neutral about Romney, but like the former governor’s GOP opponents in 2008 and 2012, he quickly developed a genuine disdain for the main. That scorn stoked Obama’s competitive fire, got his head in the game, which came as a relief to some Obama aides who had seen his interest flag when he didn’t feel motivated to crush the opposition. Obama, a person close to him told me, didn’t even feel this strongly about conservative, combative House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Hill Republican he disliked the most. At least Cantor stood for something, he’d say.”

    “When he talked about Romney, aides picked up a level of anger he never had for Clinton or McCain, even after Sarah Palin was picked as his running mate. ‘There was a baseline of respect for John McCain. The president always thought he was an honorable man and a war hero,’ said a longtime Obama adviser. ‘That doesn’t hold true for Romney. He was no goddamned war hero.'” //

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/08/05/how_obama_grew_to_dislike_romney.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PoliticalWire+%28Political+Wire%29

    • 146 utaustinliberal
      August 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

      I don’t blame Pres. Obama. Millions all over the world share the same sentiment. Even Romney’s opponents from 08 hated his guts because he stood for nothing, had no core; was just a greedy self-serving, conniving, sniveling asswipe who felt that that because he was born into a life of privilege, he was entitled to the keys to the white house and due deference.

    • 148 auntsis522
      August 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Thanks for posting this article. This sort of confirms my dream. 🙂

    • 149 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Ha! i love it. “He was no goddamned war hero.” 😆 😆 😆

      Disdain seems to be a common reaction to Willard the more one gets to know him. It’s quite the interesting phenomenon. People don’t wind up merely competing with him or merely disliking him — there’s something about him that brings out disdain. That takes serious work and/or a seriously defective personality.

      • 150 hopefruit2
        August 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

        Our good President doesn’t have a lot of hate in him. So if PBO has disdain for someone, usually that person is already despicable and hated by most.

        • 151 PoliticalJunkessa
          August 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

          I remember one of the things PBO said he hates most is cruelty. Cruelty is Willard’s specialty from being a high school bully to outsourcing specialist, ergo, PBO’s disdain for him.

    • August 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Never forget that video that isonprize posted a week or so ago. The one where PBO is interviewed by a newspaper editorial board, and starts by saying he always listens to others, lays back, and then crushes his opposition. GOP strategists seem to forget that PBO has honestly told everyone how he plays the political game. CRUSHES the opposition (aka rope-a-dope). Love it.

      MSM will harp on Reid vs. R-money until Willard’s bus tour starts on Friday. Then be prepared for non-stop R-money coverage (barf).

      Finally, take a look at actual reporting (not pundit opinion) from the LA Times in Ohio. The article’s headline is “In northern Ohio, Obama ads effectively define Romney.”

    • August 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      I always take these reports about President Obama’s feelings or inner circle with a grain of salt. This could very well be true. But, it could also be a complete fabrication – as we’ve seen before. Regardless of how President Obama feels about Romney, personally, I’m quite sure he’s not going to say anything bad about him in public or to anyone who would tell tales about it. I certainly don’t blame the honourable President Obama for having no respect for the likes of Romney.

  33. 154 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Damn.Fedex lost the 1st set.

  34. 162 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

  35. 163 prettyfoot58
    August 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Goooooooooood Morning MsChipsssssss….GM TOD…..

    Happpppy HaPpY Birthday to CKKKKKKKKK and GoBroooooook….

    i hope you both have glorious day….

    one thing about BDs…it is the one day that you can really celebratd YOUUUUUU…that indeed it is alll about YOU!!…HA!…

  36. 164 dotster3
    August 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Every time I check the Tampa Bay news site, it’s full of articles about preparations for the RNC convention. So I thought I’ll check the Charlotte Observer to see what’s happening in prep for the DNC convention. And here’s the 2 articles that I see——one about how the Repub leaders in S.C., Tn. and Ga. are sending in droves of people to N.C. to canvass and get out the vote for Willard and how they have pledged to win the state for Willard. And the other one was just as fun—–expecting 5000-10,000 protesters at the Dem convention—–OWS style protests—–deciding this is a brilliant plan to disrupt the convention for every gripe under the sun—–in order to project a negative on the Dems and President Obama’s re-election——in order to help Willard win and then all their dreams will come true??? Triple Sigh!

    • 165 Squarepeg
      August 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

      you know sometimes I think those motherfuckers deserve the government they get.

    • August 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

      The RNC were smart, for once! The Venue they chose, was the Tampa Bay Times Forum, for their Convention.
      The Democrats Chose, the B of A Stadium.
      Now, I don’t know what any if that means, but it sounds pretty bad! Might be a reason for the Tone of each Convention, in the Print Press!

      • 167 hopefruit2
        August 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

        I’m not worried at all. The media ALWAYS, ALWAYS, over-exaggerates the negatives when it comes to the DEMS, while burying the same for the Repubs. So you think there won’t be any protests at the RNC? Right now, I can tell you that there is a lot of infighting, scrambling and disarray going on with the RNC/GOP, in addition to outside protests, that the media is simply not reporting.

        It speaks very loudly that NONE of the last four major figures (Bush Cheney, McCain, Palin) of the Republican party are going even going to be speaking and/or present at the GOP convention. If that were true for the DEMS, the media would already have had it’s “Disaster in Dem Party” narrative all over the place. It speaks very loudly that the DEMS already have their speakers lined up, while we don’t know anything about the speaker at the RNC, with the exception of perhaps Christie who *might* be the keynote speaker.

        I think we need to look at the media in perspective, call them out as necessary, but not take their bait, which is to depress, deflate, and discourage us about the process. President Obama has a lead in 90% of the polls, and he’s winning in key battleground states. No amount of Tampa Bay or Charlotte Observer spin can changes these facts.

      • 168 anniebella
        August 5, 2012 at 10:57 am

        jovie141, why is this such a big deal? Explain it to me please.

        • 169 Anya
          August 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

          It’s just meaningless speculations. The media will always push “Democrats in disarray” angle for their own ratings. Do not fall for it. In 08 they tried to push the fallacy that Democratic women will vote against their own interest because they were mad and couldn’t accept the results of the primary. We know how that turned out. They also tried to push the idiocy that the angry Clinton delegates will cause chaos at the Democratic National convention in Denver. We know how that turned out. Let’s not fall for this blatant attempt to create problems and to depress democratic voters. Also, it would be good not to repeat the fear mongering message. God knows there are plenty of outlets for that. Let’s always focus on spreading the positive message.

    • 170 auntsis522
      August 5, 2012 at 10:23 am

      What worries me is that history will repeat itself. Their were riots at DNC convention back in the 70’s there were riots. Nixon stated he would put an end to such lawlessness. Got all of the white votes with that one and became president. An extremely unlikely candidate. Nixon was hated and despised by all and yet a majority voted for him because he would put an end to the riots. Nice!!

      • 171 99ts
        August 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        Very late to this thread – but 1971 riots were all related to Vietnam surely – the security for the President at the convention will stop any protests being more than a few wingbats wanting to keep women pregnant 24×7

    • 172 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I noticed the same thing. The GOP owns the media outlets (and that includes the so-called “liberal” or “left of center” outlets), so don’t look to these places for positive articles about the DNC

  37. 173 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 10:03 am
  38. 175 utaustinliberal
    August 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

  39. 176 utaustinliberal
    August 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Damn! Murray is kicking Federer’s ass.

  40. 177 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

  41. 178 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

    • 179 hopefruit2
      August 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks amk for setting Capehart straight. Glad to see that I’m not the only one royally irritated by him lately.

  42. 180 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

    The DEMS are just not letting up on Romney’s tax returns. I say BRAVO!

  43. 181 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I see that Knoller hasn’t tweeted anything since yesterday afternoon. He must be thoroughly exhausted after all that time spent counting and tweeting about PBO’s golf games.

  44. 182 JER
    August 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Take the Poll – Does Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more of his tax returns make you more or less likely to vote for him?:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romneys-tax-plan-falls-short/2012/08/04/34075ffe-dda0-11e1-9ff9-1dcd8858ad02_story.html

  45. 183 GGail
    August 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Good west coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Happy birthday CollegeKay and GoBrooklyn – hope your day is a marvelously wonderful one filled with love and laughter!!!!

  46. 184 hopefruit2
    August 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    So the Associated Press very much wants America to know that Olympic athletes Gabby Douglas’s mom filed for bankruptcy in Jan, and Ryan Lochte’s parents were foreclosed, but don’t seem to care very much at all about Mitt Romney’s probable tax loophole exploitation, possible tax evasion/fraud, along with his failure to release his tax returns.

    The last time I checked, Douglas’ mom and Lochte’s parents were NOT running for US President or any significant political office. Why is that information so important to the AP, when they are virtually uninterested in a Presidential candidate’s tax returns??!?!?!? Please advise.

    • 185 isonprize
      August 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

      hopefruit, I also find it *odd* that the MSM tries very hard to make it appear that Gabby’s father is not in her life. He’s very much in her life and supportive of her gymnastics. Yes, her parents are divorced, but he wasn’t at most of her meets because, as a Staff Sgt in the Air Force, he was serving in Afghanistan. MSM just doesn’t want to report REAL NEWS

      • 186 0388jojothecat
        August 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

        Can you image what the msm would be saying about a “different” olympic gold winner? Her father is a patriot fighting in Afghanistan while his little girl is winning the gold for america. They would have been over in Afghanistan showing him her winning the gold because it would make “good” teevee.

    • 187 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Was just coming to post this!

  47. 190 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Murray defeats Fedex for the Gold.

    • 191 Nena20409
      August 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

      That is unbelievable. I refused to watch for I thought, that since Federer has Never won the Gold in the Olympics and since he had defeated Andrew Murray weeks ago at the Wimbledon, then it was a long gone conclusion that Federer would prevail. I was wrong. Sorry for you, amk. I was quietly cheering for the under dog, Murray.

      • 192 amk for obama
        August 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

        Well, a better man of the day won. Bit upsetting that Fedex didn’t get to add one missing trophy to his collection.

  48. 193 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hope they throw his corrupt a$$ in the slammer.

  49. 194 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

  50. 195 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Longtime Republican strategist Ed Rollins today joined 20 other Republicans by saying Mitt Romney should “absolutely” release more years of tax returns. Despite increasing pressure from both Democrats and Republicans, and 61 percent of voters who want to see more taxes, Romney has refused to release more than two years.

    In an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Rollins said:

    ED ROLLINS: I think at this point in time it’s going to dog him all the way and he needs to get it behind him. He paid a lot of money in taxes. He’s made a lot of money.

    CHRIS WALLACE: Wait, do you think he should release more taxes?

    ROLLINS: I think he should release his taxes.
    WALLACE: Really, you know it’s not going to satisfy the Democrats. They’re going to look at it and obviously there are shelters in there, perfectly legal shelters.

    ROLLINS: At the end of the day, you come to a point where you give them a little more and you move forward. Two years is not enough, obviously.

  51. 196 donna dem 4 obama
    August 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hey TOD!

    Have a great week and I’ll see you all next Sunday!

    Here is my FR Link please keep the streak going. 100 days of donations.

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3

    Thanks Amk and Meta and everyone have a great week!

  52. 197 amk for obama
    August 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Reid sez GFY to thugs

    Late Sunday morning, Reid’s spokesman Adam Jentleson responded via email to TPM.

    “Republicans can try to cover up for Mitt Romney’s stonewalling all they want, but this issue is not going away until Romney decides to be straight with the American people and release his tax returns. It is sad that the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon has forced his party to defend his decision to hide the truth about his tax returns. As Senator Reid has said, an extremely credible source informed him that Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for ten years. From the one year of returns Romney has released, we’ve seen that he uses secret offshore accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands to avoid paying U.S. taxes. It’s clear Mitt Romney is hiding something, and the only way for him to clear this up is to be straight with the American people and release his tax returns.”

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/republicans-reince-priebus-harry-reid-dirty-liar-romney-taxes.php?ref=fpa

    Go Harry.

  53. 198 desertflower
    August 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/no-obama-doesnt-necessarily-have-to-defy-history-to-win/2012/08/03/212d2760-ddaf-11e1-8ad1-909913931f71_blog.html

    In particular, there’s a strain of punditry that theorizes that Obama will have to “defy history” to get reelected. This line holds that presidents don’t get re-elected when unemployment is over eight percent, or when “right track/wrong track” numbers are badly depressed, or when the president’s job approval on the economy is negative.

    In fact, the election models political scientists and economists have developed suggest — when you plug in the fundamentals of this election cycle — that this will be a close race, and not one that Obama will have to defy history to win.

    More there,,,,

  54. 202 desertflower
    August 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Just a simple thought on Mittens taxes: Those that have nothing to hide, hide nothing. Period. So mItt…What’s hiding in YOUR taxes????

  55. 203 cluny
    August 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    desertflower suggested that perhaps Mccain had gossiped with Reid about Romney’s tax returns. I don’t think they are close but what if it was Graham or Lieberman. They were on the plane with McCain and doubtless got all the gossip – the three of them act like a bunch of teenage girls sometimes. I notice the chyron under the Gibbs/Crowley video says ‘Graham says Reid is lying’. I guess all on the McCain team would be under suspicion not to mention Romney’s accountants. Reid is also Mormon – maybe it was a Mormon business connection? The Dems wouldn’t be backing Reid if they didn’t know for sure – somewhere the hard evidence is sitting – just waiting to be brought out at the appropriate time. What do you think desertflower about Graham or lieberman? Do we know if they are frendlier with Reid than McCain?

  56. 205 carla4obama
    August 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    So Sen. Graham has called Sen Reid “A Liar.” Did anyone ask Graham how he knew this? Has he seen Robney’s tax returns? Has anyone asked Sen. McCain about Reid’s allegations? Will McCain call Harry a liar too? I still have this feeling Harry is sitting on something big and will let it loose at the right time.

  57. 206 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Yea!! We won silver in the Women’s Vault. Kayla had two great vaults but like many before her fell on her bum! I felt bad for her but to be called “surly” on the stand was a bit much. Gabby competed in ALL 4 events to get her medal. No other athlete did. I bet my daughter 10 dollars that if Gabby didn’t win she would not cry. She wouldn’t take my bet. She agrees Gabby is real and down to earth.

  58. August 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm


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