A Word from Tally: Election 2012 simplified – It’s All About The Supreme Court, Stupid


 by Tally

 For all the Purists, EmoProgs, anyone contemplating sitting this election out, those who are easily swayed by the TEAGOP(Koch)MediaPunditry™, (and friends & family of such who are at their wit’s end at their stubborn insanity), this is for you.

This is a simple election. Just ask yourself: DO YOU HATE CITIZENS UNITED?

The next President will nominate a minimum of three justices to the Supreme Court. (Perhaps five.) 
If that’s Romney, we’re stuck with Citizens United and a Neocon SCOTUS for the next generation. And that would be just the beginning. They want to go back to appointing the Senate. Hell, they really don’t want anyone to vote.

Every American’s responsibility should be to STOP ROMNEY from being elected POTUS. 
He will be more of a puppet than W ever was.

That means voting third party is NOT AN OPTION. Not until we have instant runoff elections.

I don’t care if you hate President Obama. Stop pretending Nader voters didn’t fuck the rest of the country (and the globe) in 2000, you whining toddler.

McSweeney’s explains perfectly: “The results were cataclysmic. In a year where a few thousand votes would have swung the election, George W. Bush was elected. Within two years, he had started two wars. These wars cost 137,000 civilian lives, 6,419 American soldiers’ lives (4,488 in Iraq and 1,931 in Afghanistan), cost upwards of $4 trillion, and put the country $15,904,628,648,096 in debt. He put together the most conservative Supreme Court in American history, and the world was thrown into the worst global recession in 79 years.”

Please read the rest of that brilliant piece here:

If you have a functioning brain stem, you must understand that Romney along with Norquist and the Koch Brother’s help will end our Democracy. It’s happening now with the GOP in Congress, who got there because a bunch of Progressives pouted, and stayed home.


Romney (via Norquist, Rove, Adelson, & Kochs) will:

Start a war with Iran (Sheldon Adelson has already paid for this.)
 …. Reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
 …. Outlaw gay marriage, and try to outlaw gay adoption
 …. Repeal Roe v Wade …. Attempt to outlaw (female) contraception/allow PHARMA to charge what ever they want for it …. End/close the CFPB …. Repeal Dodd Frank and go back to deregulated finance (that needs MORE regulation.) …. Repeal the ACA and make sure the NON-PROFIT exchanges which are set to destroy the current FOR-PROFIT Health Insurance Industry, never open …. Repeal Lilly Ledbetter Act …. Attempt to require prayer in schools
 ….. Make Creationism a requirement in public school curriculum …. End the EPA
 …. End the Department of Education …. Starve our public schools even more than they already are
 so they can PRIVATIZE the entire education system in the US …. Make ALL our Universities FOR PROFIT
 …. Privatize Medicare
 …. Privatize Social Security
 …. End Medicaid
 …. End Unemployment Insurance …. End Food Stamps …. End Disability Insurance
 …. RE-Privatize Airport Security
(that allowed 19 men with box cutters to board 4 airliners.) …. Outlaw Labor Unions …. End the FDA …. Go back to ALL the Bush policies that destroyed the global economy …. Get rid of the Minimum Wage …. Make all 50 states Right To Work (for next-to-nothing)

It wouldn’t surprise me if they legalize rocket launchers via the NRA lobby. The list is endless.

A vote for ANYONE other than President Obama = a vote for Romney via the hackable e-voting 
machines that can be flipped by remote. Third party votes won’t be watched, and can be siphoned off so simply (link)


President Obama is more Progressive than half the Dems in Congress. Only SIX have ever voted to fund the closing of GITMO, even though President Obama signed an EO on his 2nd day in office.

And the GOP & BlueDogs wrote the NDAA and had enough votes to override a Presidential Veto, which is why President Obama wrote what he wrote in his signing statement (link).

If you’re going to whine about something, you’d better be certain you’ve got ALL the information, not just what some pundit, agency, or politician wants you to know (link).

If the GOP take control, this might be your last Presidential election. DO NOT STAY HOME. DO NOT PISS AWAY YOUR VOTE. The entire WORLD will be effected by it.


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211 Responses to “A Word from Tally: Election 2012 simplified – It’s All About The Supreme Court, Stupid”

  1. 1 ranman11
    August 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Good afternoon TOD family

  2. 6 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm


  3. 7 utaustinliberal
    August 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Fareed Zakaria (and his column) has been suspended from TIME Magazine for plagiarizing parts of Lepore’s gun control article from The New Yorker. TIME is investigating claims from other authors and journalists about Zakaria and more incidences of plagiarism.

  4. 22 yardarm756
    August 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    We must concentrate on voter suppression…..:-(

  5. August 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Tally – well done on the “word” above. As usual! 🙂

  6. 29 ranman11
    August 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Tally, excellent reminder. I will tweet, e-mail, facebook, txt and use any other form of communication to get this reminder out. Thx>>

    • 30 Tally
      August 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      thx!! I’ve just read so much whining on the interwebs recently…. probably a lot of Astroturfing going on per usual, but so many are easily swayed, and combine that with the All Lying 24/7 from Mittiot Romneyhood…..

  7. 32 Judith Fardig
    August 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Tally, Thanks for the epic righteous rant!

  8. 36 purpleshoesla
    August 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Fist bump Tally! I’ve missed your missives! 🙂 Spreading your tough love far & wide. Thanks! 🙂

    • 37 Tally
      August 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Awesome! Thanks so much babe!!! 😀

      • 38 HZ
        August 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        Tally, you are awesome for sure. Thanks for your thoughts. Love you so much for always being on the point and especially when we need to stay focused on the important issues that will be before us as we walk into that booth on Nov. 6, 2012. HZ

  9. 39 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I’m hearing rumors that Jon Hunstman will be speaking at the DNC convention. Any verification?

  10. 43 Dudette
    August 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Wouldn’t you know it? My boss walked in wanting to shoot the breeze just as the 4×400 race was about to start. Now, I have to wait to watch it on the freaking late night reruns. Arrgh!!

    Wish I could get PBO to come over and soothe me, like this kid. 😉

    • 44 vcprezofan2
      August 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      You are so funny! 😀 😀 Your ‘boss’ reaction reminds me forcefully of that of Chips a couple of weeks ago. These bosses nowadays have such poor timing! 😉 😉 Chuckle!

  11. 45 cluny
    August 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    don’t know if this has been posted but Romney wants O campaign to call cease fire on all the mean things they have been saying about him! Can you believe this whiny jerk?


  12. 60 proudofobama
    August 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Excellent rant, Tally. Supreme Court is so important. Forgive me if this has been mentioned on the last thread, but Mitt is being crushed on Twitter over his whining and asking Team Obama to please stop attacking his business record. The tweets are hilarious.

  13. 63 cookemom
    August 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Did you know that the ad about the steel workers wife dying due to lack of insurance coverage because of him losing his job due to his company being bought out by Bain has never been aired anywhere? The super pac, Prosperity for America, only filmed it, never put it up in any form via any media outlet. What you’ve seen is it’s being shown repeatedly by the MSM on TV and their internet sites. This happens in reverse as well, but I thought that interesting. It does appear that much will be said about the guy also appearing in an Obama campaign ad.

    • 64 Linda
      August 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      I think you mean Priorities USA …..

      Where did you read that ?

      • 65 Obama Grandmama
        August 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        Rachel said it on her show tonight, but I am not sure that it was not on internet. I thought it just was not on tv. They didn’t spend money to have it shown and it has gotten lots of attention, but Rachel said that the other approved Obama ad about taxes and Son of Boss is very damaging. She thinks they are screaming about the other one to keep attention from the tax one.

    • August 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Great – saves us some money!

    • 67 hopefruit2
      August 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      It’s getting a lot of views on Youtube. I think now it’s almost at 500K.

    • August 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      That’s what they’ve been doing to save money. They let the media air it for them for free.

  14. 69 Dudette
    August 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Look at how generous My President is — he’s even cheering this boy on as he eats some of the President’s strawberry pie

  15. 75 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Priorities USA has released yet another new ad about Romney/Bain!

    //” That plant was my life, I mean, my livelihood… It fed me as a kid and fed my whole family as an adult. I depended on that plant, and I felt like it depended on me. Romney and Bain, they were businessmen, they had no idea how to make steel. They knew how to make money. They used us just like we were the scrap steel that we melted, you know, we were just a means to an end.” //

      • 77 utaustinliberal
        August 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm

        Holy shipoopi it never ends. How much destruction can one man cause? My goodness!

        • 78 hopefruit2
          August 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

          I read on another blog that a Priorities USA spokesperson who was on the Ed Schultz radio show today said that they plan to keep releasing these ads every week, because “they had no trouble finding people like the guy in this ad and Joe Soptic” who had been negatively impacted by Bain Mitt’s shutting down companies or outsourcing. So as long as the ads are working, they will keep right on releasing them!

          • 79 nathkatun7
            August 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

            I love Priorities USA! Keep them coming. People need to know the Truth about RMoney’s business practices that he is so proud of.

            • 80 Obama Grandmama
              August 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

              These ads worked for Teddy. No reason they shouldn’t work again. Guess Romney told Chuck Todd he wants his business record off limits in a current interview according to Rachel.

      • August 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  16. August 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Tally that is an excellent piece.

    The good news is most emoprogs don’t vote. And they don’t appear to be reahcing those that do this time around.

  17. 85 Dudette
    August 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Awww… bad week all around for the Romney camp. Anybody know whether Miss Ann’s back in the U.S. now? This article says the Mittster won’t announce the Veep slot without her by his side.
    Rafalca’s Olympic campaign ends
    Ebeling, Ann Romney-owned dressage horse won’t be in top 18
    Rafalca, a 15-year-old, German-bred mare, is co-owned by Mitt Romney’s wife Ann, and has inspired jokes and financial questions about how the Republican presidential candidate.


    “.. .Romney said Rafalca had another “fabulous” ride and that she’s thinking of breeding the German-born mare. “It was wonderful. She was elegant and consistent again. We just love her.” She said that after Ebeling competes with Rafalca for another year or two, they might try to breed her.

    One of the biggest secrets in the U.S. political campaign has been who Romney will select as his vice presidential candidate. With the Republican National Convention weeks away, some political reporters have been charting Rafalca’s progress in London to determine when Mrs. Romney might return to Washington, since her husband probably won’t announce his vice presidential pick without her at his side… “

    • 86 Tally
      August 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      “She’s” thinking. SHE doesn’t have complete control of that animal, ALL the owners must have a say.

      They really need to outlaw Dressage. It’s more abusive than bronc/bull riding, and those are bad…

  18. August 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    No matter where #RomneyRunner scurries he’s stuck with his wretched self …

  19. 89 Dudette
    August 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Another nice Olympics story
    Bryshon Nellum named U.S. flag bearer for Closing Ceremony

  20. 91 Sosena
    August 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Romney Visits Iowa ‘Farmer’ Who Is Also A Millionaire Real Estate Mogul With A Spaceship House And Personal Car Wash http://clmpr.gs/Qlh23n via @thinkprogress

  21. 93 Dudette
    August 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    With Fareed out at CNN for a month (maybe more), there really isn’t any reason to turn the TV to CNN anymore, accept to watch live streams that aren’t available anywhere elese.

    • August 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      This begging the Obama Campaign to leave poor little Mitty alone is such an amazing gift 2 weeks before all the crazies gather at the RNC … I warned him yesterday …

      • August 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        And, Bob, they can keep ’em comin’! 😉 🙂

        YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together – WE MUST!
        YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!
        HOPE over fear & CHANGE over racism!
        PRESS ON, FORWARD! 😉

  22. 97 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    What??? Jerry Sandusky being investigated as part of a child porn ring. Child porn found on his computer. Seductive letters to children crossed state lines offering gifts and trips etc. He still maintains his innocence. His wife is still in denial also. Unbelievable and unbelievably disgusting.


  23. August 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Well, you learn something every day on Twitter 🙂


  24. 103 Tally
    August 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Brilliant comment on the #CryBabyRomney article over at TPM-

    Earl Gray · Top Commenter · Sr. Controls Consultant at Honeywell
    Dear Mr. Romney,
    We have contacted you now several times regarding your missing tax returns for years ending 2000 through 2011. To date we have only received a partial return for year ending 2010 and a “projection” of taxes for year ending 2011. Unfortunately this is inadequate documentation to evaluate your financial history and allegiances, which are critical to understand your previous behavior.

    Given the disappointing Swiss bank accounts and Cayman shell corporations that we have previously discussed, these documents are now critical to better understand your past financial background. This understanding is in turn required in order to make an informed decision regarding your capability to perform the financially sensitive position that you have applied for.

    If you have recently released the tax returns for years ending 2000-2011, please accept our sincere apology and we will continue to evaluate your application. If however we do not receive your tax records for the years ending 2000-2011 , we regret that we will be unable to process your application, and unable to consider you for the position for which you have applied.

    If this is the case, we want to send our appreciation for your effort and application and encourage you to reapply when you are better able to meet with our admittedly high standards.

    Thank You and Best Regards.

    • August 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Rmoney is another Nixon in the making. The American people must not let history repeat itself. Rmoney is showing contempt to the voters and this is how he will govern, Bush ll on steroids with a full assist from the RW fringe. Frightening!

      • 105 hopefruit2
        August 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        Romney is worse than Nixon. At least Nixon won an election. Romney will never win a presidential election.

        • 106 ewok2
          August 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

          I agree hopefruit2, Rmoney is a parasite on this country.

        • 107 nathkatun7
          August 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          You are right, hopefruit2! Unlike Romney, Nixon run on his record as a Senator and Vice-President. Nixon had a core and a firm grasp of the issues of governance. Most importantly, and relevant to the current discussion, Nixon released his tax returns, both in 1968 and 1972.

  25. 108 edwina3
    August 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Great diary with pictures on Michelle Obama in PA


  26. 111 Tally
    August 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  27. 112 Tally
    August 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm


  28. 113 Linda
    August 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm


    No Tweety today….Smerconish , Rendell and Nate Silver.


  29. 114 Dudette
    August 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Here’s a lesson for you boys and girls out there in kindergarten: When you’ve done a bad thing, take responsibility for it, apologize sincerely and try to make things right if you can (in that order, please). Don’t lie about it and don’t try to cover it up. That’ll only make things worse for you when the truth comes to light And trust it, it WILL ALWAYS come to light. ‘kay? Okay, now class take your seats.

    [Willard!… Willard, were you paying attention, when I was talking to the class just now? Put that boy down and get back in your seat, you rascal!]

    • 115 Tally
      August 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      That is truly one of the big tests of adult maturity – being able to say – “Yes! Wow, how FAIL am I? MY BAD, I’M SO SORRY.”

  30. 116 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Oh ugh—-good ol’ Nate Silver is on with Smerconish subbing for Tweety pouring cold water on the recent encouraging Obama polls. He’s just not buying it, all those polls. He said it’s a 2 or 3 point Obama advantage, nothing explains the increasing margins. Rendell is now agreeing. They’re all in disbelief, saying with the economy Willard should be ahead, and they’re not having it. Now mentioning the little tidbit that people like Obama and not Willard as a possible explanation. (most important factor, by far, may be the only factor—my edit) Rendell is now giving Willard pointers for his convention speech so he can “convince the American people that his economic plan will work”. Rendell thinks a great speech will even things up for Willard, which seems to be his wish.

    • 117 Linda
      August 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Silver has no credibility……he quoted Gallup.

    • 118 hopefruit2
      August 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Yes I saw this hardball segment dotster and these guys (Silver, Smerconish and Rendell) all looked seriously depressed. They really have a hard time believing that Americans are actually smart enough to bypass their bullshyte propaganda and think for themselves. The writing is on the Wall and panic is beginning to kick in.

      • 119 99ts
        August 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

        Nate was so different before he joined the NYTimes – they must have a training program which says – our future depends on people thinking both candidates have a chance to win – your role, if you accept, is to make the loser appear to be a winner.

  31. 120 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Was the tweet I saw from UTAustin true?——that Willard graced the press in the back of the plane with his presence for 30 seconds and then said, “Well, back to my yogurt”? If so, OMG.

  32. 123 hopefruit2
    August 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  33. August 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Loved the first comment to the Political Wire post:
    NYPRPhD • 4 hours ago
    My number one priority is to make Mitt Romney a zero term President.

    • 125 anniebella
      August 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      So to hell with Americans suffering, losing their jobs, their healthcare, their homes, the Republicans only concern was to block any and everything President Obama tried to do to make this economy stronger. True Americans aren’t they? They were willing to see this country go down.So when people what to talk how weak the economy is, look to the Republicans Party.

    • 127 nathkatun7
      August 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Our fearless twitter warrior, Bobfr, has been relentless in spreading the message of the traitors who tried to sabotage the government all in the interest of advancing their political agenda. Bob has been vindicated by the recent news about the 7 GOP senators who said the same thing to VP Biden. As far as I am concerned, people like Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor are traitors. These people were elected to serve the interests of all Americans and not just the interests of a clique of right wingers.

  34. August 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  35. August 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    From an AP field reporter:

    Quote that Republicans don’t talk about (moveon.org)

  36. 134 Melanie
    August 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Gwen Ifill will be interviewing Romney for a show that airs Monday. I remember Gwen moderating the VP debate and she did pretty well. Maybe we should tweet her some questions to ask. I’ll go first…Where the hell are your taxes??!! Any others?

    • 135 Nena20409
      August 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Funny, the Nate Silver, The Ed Rendell and the Mark Halprine, are all surprised? The last two I understand. But in 2008, Nate Silver was right on in his analysis. Since he was paid well for his website and has gotten hair transplant and eye surgery, his statistician mind is not as sharp any more.

    • August 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    • 137 nathkatun7
      August 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Melanie, I had a different take. I thought Gwen Ifill let Sarah Palin get away without directly answering questions. I doubt that she will ask Romney serious questions.

  37. 138 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    So MSNBC and Smerconish’s Hardball decided that we all needed to see and hear from the most unappealing Jennifer Rubin? Gross. And this whole program is geared to how best to get Willard elected. That’s the whole gist of this entire hour—–if Willard does this, he will win the election, if he doesn’t he won’t and how conservatives hate Obama and will show up in droves to vote no matter what Willard does and says. Another round of recent polls are wrong comments. This whole hour is a complete waste. Now D.L. Hughley for some Obama criticism—-all about controversy—–Obama needs to be more macho, Hughley believes—-can’t wait till he’s president—hahaha. I’m sick of these people.

    • 139 anniebella
      August 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      To hell with that Hughley guy. He never was funny he is just trying to sell some piece of crap book and the only way he gets on shows is to criticize the President.

      • 140 HZ
        August 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

        I second that anniebella. It is so interesting that these same “small thinking” men and women who did not even know who our president was before 2008 and hardly paid attention in 2004( because many where not interested in John Kerry) but now they have the ugly nerves to speak and try to write books about POB. These books that are worth worth crap in many cases.

        However, POB has the last great card, he has already made history, doing a great job, especially with the shit that W left him, and POB will write his own books about his own truth of his presidency. Now that is the shit that will shut all of them up. I love my president.

        These amateurs are worthless with their crap being spewed all over tv. These people Do Not Know POB. Trust me. We know the real people who actually know POB. They are the ones who do not have their faces pasted on every tv show in America. Real friends speak truth and they speak it with grace and digiity.

        When I see “those people” speaking and writing, I will listen and read their books. Otherwise, use the pages of these otherrs with their crap books to clean your toilet seats or whatever parts of your toilets you might be interested in cleaning.

        Now, I am tired as a tick, phone calls today, some good, and some I just had to move on, but that just gets me closer to the finish line with a victory on Nov. 6, 2012, for our beautiful president. FORWARD. Now I must drink 6 ounces of wine and read a little and go to bed.

        Love you Chips and I thank you so much for our wonderful and beautiful haven.(((((((((( Lots of Hugs))))))HZ

    • 141 Nena20409
      August 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Good polling for Pres Obama, means doubling down, tripling down or more to go NEGATIVE on pres Obama. The media has been trying their level best to Help Romney out.

      But like in 2008, the American people saw McCain and then Palin and said NO. Today, Americans have seen Romney and Ann and they are slowly walking away with their feet. I told my family in 2011. That the 2012 elections would Not be close. I am now willing to go public. I hope that Romney gets Trumped.

    • 142 hopefruit2
      August 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Well MSNBC is pissed that Obama declined to sit down with them for interview. I don’t blame PBO. MSNBC has spent a lot of time and effort undermining this President’s over the last 3 years under the guise of being a “liberal” network. From the early morning anti-Obama propaganda of Morning Joe at 7AM right through the incoherent angry rants of Dylan Rotigan at 4PM, this network has invested quite a bit in tearing down PBO. And now it seems as though their guy BainMitt is just not resonating with voters, despite the efforts of Chuck Todd, Rendell, Halperin, Morning Joke, Andrea Mitchell, Alex Gagner, et al., they’re in panic mode. So I expect to see a lot of nastiness from MSNBainCapital from now through Nov 6 (and beyond, if PBO wins).

      • August 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        Couldn’t agree with you more.

        Tweety parroted Morning Joe last night, declaring that neither campaign addresses the issues (!?!?!), exactly what Joe said earlier. But of course Joe adds how poorly Obama does as a campaigner.

        It’s as if MSNBC is doing everything they can to NOT see even a hint of what makes PBO a great president in extremely challenging times.

        Heaven forbid, if PBO is not re-elected in November, the blame will rest solely on the media, and mostly on MSNBainCapital (love that name). Everyone except for the 20% dead-enders know that Fox News is the propaganda arm of the GOP.

        But for the media not to even acknowledge that PBO is consummate politician (really, what pol on either side even comes close) and that he has an eye for PR/media talent is dereliction of duty. And to focus on PBO’s nuance versus R-money’s daily outright lies takes my breath away.

        If there’s one thing this election has accomplished, it is to forcefully demonstrate how piss-poor our media is.

        And yes, I’m disappointed in Nate Silver. Back when he was Poblano on dKos, I fondly recall a post where he was SUPER excited to catch a glimpse of PBO at a Chicago (I think) restaurant.

        But man, he’s a downer. I’ve stopped following those young’uns that used to be refreshing and now just sound self-righteously smug.

      • 144 EDP4BHO
        August 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        Hi hopefruit. What do you mean “if PBO wins” ? Your name is synonymous with your normal positivity. You certainly keep everyone in check when they get a bit weary. Please keep up the good work of touting “when PBO wins”, okay? Just my 2 cents 🙂 Thanks !

  38. 146 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    D. L. Hughley wants Obama to be more like Clinton. Inane chatter about Clinton is more a “black guy” than Obama—-was more of a “hustler”—-went back to work after being fired. Just idiotic stuff. What a waste of air time. Utter stupidity.

    • 147 Nena20409
      August 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      It got him booked on TV/Cable and radio shows. It will help him sell his books to rightwingers and professional left. But once pres Obama is re-elected, DL Hughley would get it as Travis is getting today.

    • 149 prettyfoot58
      August 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I muted it

    • August 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Yes, be more like Clinton. The man who couldn’t keep his pants zipped and nearly handed his GOP rivals his presidency on a platter. Got impeached in the House, couldn’t avoid a gov’t shut down, finished off Glass Steagall, and implemented “welfare reform”. Not to mention DOMA and his compromise that got us DADT. Yep, lets have Pres.Obama be that guy.

    • 151 nathkatun7
      August 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      D.L. Hughley is a hustler!. President Obama has not been good for hustlers of all stripes. That’s why they hate him. From all the pics shown on this site, President Obama is good and comfortable interacting with children. At the same time, the President expects adults to act like adults when it comes to addressing critical issues. People like D. L. Hughley have yet to overcome their childish ways.

      • 152 Dudette
        August 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        I’m so disappointed in DL Hughley for going with the bash-Obama crowd to just sell his book. Disgusting. He does a comedy bit on Tom Joyner’s radio show twice a week. Tom LOVES PBO. He would not be happy to hear about this. Somebody outta tweet @TJMShow and let him know about how one of his “contributors” went on mainstream media and dissed the President.

  39. 153 Tally
    August 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    • 154 dotster3
      August 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      The most frightening thing re. this election is all the voter suppression that is going on in what looks to be every state with a Republican governor. I know there are people on the case, but the response seems sluggish and too slow and ineffective to me. It’s an outrage, a democratic outrage. Ohio is up to their same disgusting tricks, Fl. is a mess, Ia. has even begun a voter purge etc.—-all the key states. This was the only worthwhile segment on Hardball—-saying that we may have a real crisis on our hands with this election, one that will make hanging chads look like child’s play.

  40. 155 Claire
    August 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I sure hope hughley gets some tweets telling him to STFU. He really irritates me.

  41. 156 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Smerconish compliments Hughley for defying expectations, for his courageous stand of criticizing President Obama. Where has Smerconish been? Lots of others have discovered there’s lots of money to be made with this “courageous stand”—-lots of TV appearance invitations, lots of book sales. You just have to be willing to stoop that low, have no decency or common sense.

  42. August 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Chris Christie comes to town: https://twitter.com/#!/brianmrosenthal/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FmEZOsZQK This amuses me. Chros Christie came to Seattle to hold a fund-raiser unity rally to support the Republican candidate for Governor of WA, Rob McKenna. The press touted it as a very big deal and there would be other big name Governors to follow to help McKenna. HA! Hardly anyone showed up to see Christie. Plus McKenna (practically a household name in WA) was supposed to get the most votes in the primary for that very reason, got his hat handed to him by Inslee. Republican participation in this week’s primary was very depressed and Independents showed a preference for Democrats straight across the board. Thing of beauty.

    • August 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I’ve had a very big smile on my face, neighbor, since Tuesday evening – especially the Inslee outcome, and the obvious deep apathy of WA GOPers 🙂

      • 159 Pamela
        August 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        And when I saw that in today’s paper, I laughed and said to my little lady, “well, that guy will help him lose for sure!” She had no idea who I meant, but it doesn’t matter.

    • 160 hopefruit2
      August 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      HAHAHAHA!!!! And that’s who the MSM seems to think will be Robney’s VP game-changer? My oh my!! ROTFLMAO!

    • 161 nathkatun7
      August 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Tien, I love you guys in Washington. In 2010, Chris Christie came to California to push for Meg Whitman. He tried his bully tactics but Californians told him to go shove it. O.K., may be some of the jokes about the rotunda NJ governor were a tad cruel. In any case, Christie quickly found out that Californians do not suffer bullies lightly.

  43. 162 99ts
    August 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    WOW I just read the Charles Pierce piece – not to mention the supporting comments – many more than usual – It is so nice to read the truth that is not followed by a blaze of racist hate filled comments. The use of the word “uppity” so describes the scant praise that so many pundits who write about the President don’t say – but absolutely mean – I like that Charles puts it out there in full sight.

    As it becomes more and more obvious that he is going to win – the racism will become more and more obvious and I will enjoy seeing those using such ideas go down in flames. The GOP couldn’t find a sane, reasonable, intelligent person to run against the President – which surely highlights the fact that all the sane, reasonable, ordinary people are voting for PBO.

    And on another note – I wonder if all the hate legislation directed against women by state legislatures is the result of white old men trying to get revenge against those who voted for a black man for President – they use their hatred against those less able to fight back.

    • 163 Zekke Lydonna
      August 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      We knew it was coming. We can take it, and we know he can. He is showing every Democrat and rethug what LEADERSHIP is.

      I am so satisfied with today’s events. The fact that Joe Biden knew this before PBO was sworn in, puts the LIE to what emogs have been saying about their ability to ‘comprehend’ the nature of the rethugs. This proves what we have understood all along. He did his best with what he was given, and he did it better than anyone else could have. God, i love that man. And that Joe guy too. (smiling lots today)

    • August 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Nah…not revenge. Just old men scared of what women can do when given all the rights and freedoms that men have.

  44. 165 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  45. August 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  46. August 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm



    End America as WE know it!

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together – WE MUST!
    YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 20121
    HOPE over fear & CHANGE over racism!

    • 172 Zekke Lydonna
      August 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Just donated, and gave up my whole email contact list. If my friends and family call me, i will tell them, hell yeah, I gave you up, and you NEED to donate. It’s time for hardball.

  47. August 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Greg Sargent spoke with Jon Huntsman Sr today …

    “I feel very badly that Mitt won’t release his taxes and won’t be fair with the American people,” Huntsman told me. …..

    “Mr. Romney ought to square with the American people and release his taxes like any other candidate,” Huntsman said. “I’ve supported Mitt all along. I wish him well. But I do think he should release his income taxes.”


    Our TruthTeam was on it in a flash 🙂

  48. 176 prettyfoot58
    August 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together – WE MUST!
    YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 20121

    HOPE over fear & CHANGE over racism!

  49. 177 JER
    August 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Happening Now – President Obama Hosts an Iftar Dinner Celebrating Ramadan –

  50. August 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  51. 180 anniebella
    August 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    When will POTUS be going to Chicago? Will FLOTUS be going with him?

  52. August 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Rachael is speaking about the amount spent by the Priorities USA ad! ZERO, ZILCH, NADA!

    • 182 Zekke Lydonna
      August 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      It’s so awesome. I watched tim burton on ‘the situation room’ get pounded by 3 to 1. Wolf Blitzer and his henchwomen tried to get him to back away from his ad. Nothing doing. He was calm, and spoke steadily, even when they tried to talk over him. Wolf even shut him down in the middle of an explanation. It was disgusting, but fun to watch him dominate them.

      Today is a wonderful day to be a Democrat…and Obama supporter.

      • 183 57andFemale
        August 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

        I can’t stand CNN but managed to catch this segment. Burton did a great job under terrible, slanted circumstances.

  53. August 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  54. August 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    #SonOfBossMitt …. Maddow is ON IT!!!!


  55. 188 Sosena
    August 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    The Possible GOP Turncoats at the Democratic Convention – Politics – The Atlantic Wire http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/08/possible-gop-turncoats-democratic-convention/55658/

    • 189 Lovepolitics2008
      August 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      I was pretty stunned to read that Politico article about republicans speaking at the democratic convention. I don’t know what to believe. I wonder if the document obtained by Mr. Allen is just some preliminary draft or something more serious and definite…

      Anyway, the article of The Atlantic Wire is not very serious IMO. Spector has lost credibility, Arnold has been tainted by scandal, Snowe will NEVER go to a democratic convention.

      I can see Chuck Hagel as a possibility. His name has circulated for cabinet positions in the Obama administration. He has tremendous respect for Barack Obama. And he has given up on his party I think.

  56. August 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    PLEASE, please, please, someone tell me the rumor that Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered for a position in President Obama’s cabinet is a vicious lie. Schwarzenegger is not that bright, he’s a total self-promoting sexist jerk, his life is a mess and he is detested by Dems in CA. He screwed this state really BAD.

    • 191 Tally
      August 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      He can help FLOTUS with Let’s Move – but only if he gets back into shape.

      However, I don’t think he wants to stop making films. He’s busy these days: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000216/

    • 192 0388jojothecat
      August 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Maybe as a favor for Maria Schriver before the baby mama issue…….that would have been demoralizing if he had been in the Obama cabinet and that had come out.

      • August 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

        It’s truly puzzling. Cabinet positions are extremely important, the “face” of the admin and crucial to rolling out major policy shifts. I just don’t see PBO making appointments as a favor, especially for someone like Maria Schriver, to whom he owes nothing.

  57. 194 amk for obama
    August 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  58. 196 Tally
    August 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  59. 197 Tally
    August 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Rachel is going to be on Meet The Press on Sunday. WHAAAT????

  60. 198 dotster3
    August 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Repub Ia. Sec. of State has reassigned a criminal investigator to new role of purging voter roles of Dem voters. He says he’s already identified 2000-3000 fraudulent registrations, which seems to be in dispute. Even other repubs are questioning this effort, said Ia. has always had clean elections, and doubt any real voter fraud. But the sec. of state is saying citizenship will be questioned, people will be referred for prosecution, scaring people. This is absolutely disgusting —–what all these Repubs are doing in these battleground states. I just listened to Rachel’s segment on all the just unbelievable changes in Ohio—-giving Repub counties extra days and times to vote and restricting the same in Dem counties. They did similar in ’08 where they limited voting machines in Dem areas and Repub locations were amply stocked. This is just unbelivable to me that this horror is going on. Can’t there be an injunction or some legal step to stop this? I don’t think any of this is getting enough attention. Time’s a wasting.

    • 199 Tally
      August 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      I’m surprised they haven’t tried to make it illegal for anyone other than GOP registered voters to vote.

    • 200 99ts
      August 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      They really have no shame – Mitt can’t win – so we’ll see if we can remove the right to vote for those who would vote against him. Both the feds and the Democrat resources are being wasted having to fight such activities as this. Just look at this remark

      “They’ve compared the voters in Iowa’s 2010 election against names of voters from 14 other states in the same election to see if individuals voted multiple times” If they DON’T find a match the name would be so unique as to probably be invented for fraudulent reasons. They are paying someone to be this dumb??

      • 201 HZ
        August 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

        If anyone here would like to have a relaxing and beautiful read, get your copy of Essence Magazine for Sept. 2012, and read the beautiful article on Attorney General Eric Holder and his beautiful wife, Dr. Sharon Malone and their family. Lovely way to end the evening and get a little surprise from two of our favorite people, POTUS and FLOTUS. FORWARD for sure TOD Family.

        Have a lovely evening, put the jazz on, light a candle, and have a glass of your favorite. Enjoy and celebrate and clear your space of the odds and ends that came to knock you off of your feet today. Move in your space with grace, love, and beauty, knowing that we have the finest POTUS and the most elegant FLOTUS Ever. HZ

  61. August 11, 2012 at 6:11 am

    The first thing that occurs to me – reading Tally’s piece – is how cheap (in American lives lost) the two wars are compared to the annual loss of life on US soil due to gun violence.

    • 204 Tally
      August 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Precisely! Thanks for pointing that out. You should put that in a tweet, then post it so we can RT the hell out of it. 🙂

  62. August 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

    It’s Paul Ryan. We just won Florida!!! Yippee!

  63. 206 dotster3
    August 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Remember this?—-In the midst of the talk about Ryan eliminating the safety net for seniors, he is spotted with 2 lobbyists/conservative economists as multiple bottles of $350 wine were ordered. They were laughing about silly liberals disdain of rich people, or something, and a fellow diner became enraged and approached the table. There’s a grainy vid of this somewhere.

  64. 208 Mae who love our CIC
    August 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Good Truth telling Tally!

  65. 210 57andFemale
    August 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Great piece, Tally. Thanks.

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