Heads Up: President Obama in Reno

8:00: President Obama delivers remarks at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno

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264 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama in Reno”

  1. 1 theo67
    August 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Could it be?

  2. 22 Dudette
    August 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Awww snap! Do I hear them playing Ledisi at a campaign event? Damn, these people are so cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 23 Dudette
      August 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Followed by some Gwen Stefani! Yes!

      I bet neither Ledisi nor Gwen will be sending cease and desist letters to the campaign! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 24 taiping1
        August 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        Ledisi performed for his fundraiser at Fox Theater in Oakland. She was awesome, talked about how President Obama inspired her to follow her dream even though people said she would never make it as a singer.

  3. August 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Way to go Theo ….

    Couple of comments, then back to work …

    • 27 Nena20409
      August 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Guys, Jake Tapper was on Laura Ingraham today and said…..it right now on mediaite.com….this Tool had the nerve to say to Laura I. that the media was in the tank for sen Obama and they helped sway the election in 2008. That he doesn’t want that to happen this time around. So focusing of Tax returns is another way of being in the Tank for one candidate over another instead of the real issues.Holy Elephant? This guy has it hard for Romney and his beef Cake….Ryan.

      Now….question is, WHO is Jake Tapper for? Was Jake Tapper remembering 2008 correctly? The Birtherism. The Palling around with terrorist. The Fist bump. The 3am ad. The One. Celebrity. The naivete charge when then sen Obama said what he would do with Pakistan and OBL. Rev Wright. The Gasoline high prices. Etc. Jake Tapper…..as many in DC/NY press these days…..have their biases branded on their foreheads. How is this guy an objective reporter? Did he forget the weeks the media spent on Michelle Obama and her comments and the Clinging to guns and stuff about PA? These people are totally whacked.

      • 28 jackiegrumbacher
        August 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        Nena, they invent an imaginary past, just as they invent an imaginary president Obama. Also remember the way the DNC convention was dismissed and all the stories concentrated on the wonderful, sexy Sarah who was going to crush Obama Biden. Ask any ten people in a grocery store who Jake Tapper is and you will get blank stares. Nobody cares what that dolt thinks.

  4. 29 vcprezofan2
    August 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Hey! I wasn’t ready! Congrats Theo and Yardarm for being organized and ready. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 30 theo67
      August 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks VC – I guess our offline chat rubbed some of your magic lightening on to my fingers… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 31 yardarm756
        August 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        What evah…I got lucky.By the time I can open the I’m looking at 30 something or higher. Wahooo!

      • 32 vcprezofan2
        August 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        It sharpened *your* reflexes, did it? ๐Ÿ˜†

        • 33 yardarm756
          August 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

          My reflex’s are okay for a 60+ ,thank you very much. It’s just these naps I take waiting for you guys then Chips flips the script while I’m resting me eye lids,eh!

          • 34 vcprezofan2
            August 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

            Oh Y A, I wasn’t questioning YOUR reflexes as I’ve seen them at work in some very sharp verbal answers. ๐Ÿ˜† I was elbowing Theo. However, I do agree with you that Chips has the annoying habit of fiddling with the script and changing her MO at exactly the moment I turn my head briefly to the side, blink for too long, or start feeling overly confident I have things covered. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though I’ve moaned and groaned like Willard she just ignores me, so I’ve decided to just do what I hope Mitt will – give up. ๐Ÿ˜›

            • 35 yardarm756
              August 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

              As I see it from here, you manage get aboard a new vessel rather smartly. Your naps must be shorter than mine,eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 40 HZ
            August 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

            Great work, yardarm756. Speaking of music, Jared Bernstein features a “Musical Interlude” on his newsletterblog that he send out daily. Today, it was Lee Morgan and Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. And if you click on the word within the sentence about “Musical Interlude” it takes you to the featured song. Great item in Jared’s newsletter.

            I just thought of you as being a jazz lover. Remember when we had that ‘great house party’ when Chips left us alone for a day and you provided the jazz for the evening? Jared Bernstein is a bassist and loves his music. Check it out: http://www.JaredBernsteinBlog.com

            Hope you enjoy the listening. HZ

            • 41 yardarm756
              August 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

              Oooo HZ. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[HZ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]! Did you ever get my link to the online jazz station? You can get good stuff while you surf the net or do what you do.

  5. 42 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    These are great numbers for Pres. Obama. Bad..Bad..Bad for Romney.

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Damn right UT. You know they are good because all Dick Halperin is touting is the 23% that says more likely to vote for Romney with Ryan added, of course he makes no mention of the political leanings of the 23%.

  6. August 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Completely sweet: just got an email from Roberta in MN, she was at VP Biden’s rally:

    “He was awesome, got to shake his hand!”


  7. 52 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      John Harwood tweets that last month the poll had +11 Democrats weighted, this month it was only +6.
      That is 5% less Democrats this month polled.

      • 54 Nena20409
        August 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        To make Romney and Give Romney a more favorable polling data…..You see…..the difference in the 12 battle ground states? The manipulation by the media is just baffling.

        Is it any wonder why Jake Tapper is having an Elephant Trunk stuck in his groin?

        They keep changing their sampling to get the outcome they try to obtain. Yet….registered voters are saying…..Noooooo.

        • 55 utaustinliberal
          August 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

          “Elephant Trunk stuck in his groin?”

          Hahahahahahahahahahaha…… ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 56 jackiegrumbacher
      August 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      So, UT, this poll renews a tiny bit of faith in the intelligence of American voters. Now we have to fight the money and the voter suppression and get these people to vote in November.

  8. 57 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  9. 60 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      August 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      I hope that ten point advantage the president has among women voters jumps to 20 after the Atkins debacle. This poll could not have included the latest news.

    • August 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Man, if the President wasn’t SO far beind with flabby, middle-aged and older white guys…..can you imagine???? (I’m an ole middle-aged white guy so I can use the term!……………………….dodged the flabby part…..so far anyway. )

  10. 63 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  11. 73 Tally
    August 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  12. 74 Dudette
    August 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Can’t help going back to look at the picture with PBO doing the “Blue Steel” look. Hawt!!!

  13. 79 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    President Obama is on now!!

  14. August 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    He is in GREAT form …. you can tell ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 81 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Harry Reid is in the house!!

  16. August 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    He is CSPAN Early? Good to see Him.

  17. 85 Dudette
    August 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Today was Election Day in Georgia — Primary Run-Offs. My county voted for 2 non-partisan judges seats (one State Court, one Superior Court) and one county commission seat runoff between two Republicans.

    Just ran across this very timely and POINTED posting on muckety.com. Our team definitely needs to take heed!

    Why the left needs to pay more attention to state courts

    By Laurie Bennett
    August 19, 2012 at 1:16pm

    Arguments from the right often boil down to two basic premises: โ€œItโ€™s the lawโ€ (immigration, voting rights) and โ€œThe law doesnโ€™t require itโ€ (release of candidate tax returns, bundler lists, names of dark money contributors).

    Liberals should take these comments as a warning. Republicans arenโ€™t simply relying on the law; theyโ€™re actively shaping it.

    [see the influence map in the link above]

    • 86 susanne
      August 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      yes, it’s reminiscent of the ‘because i said so’ law in many homes. dad doesn’t just make the law, dad is the law. unfortunately, too many americans seem to think the rethugs are ‘dad’, and dad hasn’t given them permission to think for themselves.

  18. 87 lisalovesobama
    August 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Ugh! Ezra Klein on for Ed. Yuck! How did that happen?

  19. 94 isonprize
    August 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Did y’all catch that? “with the help of Harry Reid” He said it twice. Veddy, veddy smart man.

  20. August 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I think I’ve summarized the NBC poll in one tweet.

    • 96 Nena20409
      August 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      NBC is making sampling changes now, why? To get better result for Romney. Still Nothing changed. That means, pres Obama is doing much better. The changes took place in the so called 12 swing states. Yet every number polled the pres improved including on how the folks feel about the state of the economy…50% saying that it is getting better. People have eyes, they can see. So with the numbers favoring the president….how did the 12 swing states gap narrow? Fuzzy math or total manipulations? The latter has my cash.

  21. August 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Mr Harwood!

      • 99 Nena20409
        August 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        The media is truly pathetic. They keep fawning on how much money the Obama Team have spent. And they tiptoe on and even avoid mentioning the Super PACS…..Karl Roves, KOCH, etc. They were not spending on behalf of the president. They are out spending this president 2-3 to 1.

  22. 100 lisalovesobama
    August 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    OMG, almost had a heart attack. saw a tag line on the CBS live feed of PBO’s campaign that said that rockets hit Gen. Dempsey’s plane. Seriously almost shit a brick. I didn’t know I cared about Dempsey so much! I guess it’s because I associate him with PBO and it seems that PBO is very fond of Marty. Thank god he’s okay.


  23. 102 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    President Obama is just sexi! Gorgeous smile! Did you see him take a pic with his SS agent? This man is just fabulous…I’m beside myself.

  24. 104 lisalovesobama
    August 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    OMG!!! some guy just got PBO to pose with his head SS guy!!! it was hilarious! You should have seen his SS guy’s face!! partly flattered and partly stunned!!!! hahahahhahhahahhahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhaha!!!!!! PBO is gonna tease the heck outta him. what his name again? I always like when he’s on the trail with PBO!!

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Got it on video Lisa, it was lovely! Kind of looked like he might have been his brother?? Will upload it asap!

    • 113 hopefruit2
      August 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      He’s the one who replaced “Daddy Warbucks.” I don’t know his name either.

      • 114 lisalovesobama
        August 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        yeah. I like him alot though no one can replace Big Daddy Warbucks in my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 115 cookemom
          August 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

          big ol’ sigh for Daddy Warbucks.

          • 116 lisalovesobama
            August 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

            yup! he’d been an agent for a long time! last year I was either watching the history channel or discovery channel— don’t know which but it’s likely the former– and they had a documentary on about the SS and guess who I saw protecting Reagan? Yup! Big Daddy Hottie Tottie looking muy sexy! Man, I wish he’d stayed for the second term. I still miss him lots. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 121 Dudette
      August 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Not the wisest thing to do. Hope the fella doesn’t get in trouble for that.

      • 122 lisalovesobama
        August 21, 2012 at 8:23 pm

        I don’t think he would. He’s in almost every photograph taken of PBO. The only difference this time would be the fact that PBO’s arm is thrown around him and both of them have huge smiles on their faces….. Besides, PBO has mad leverage. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 125 desertflower
        August 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        He’s posing with HIS BOSS…I think PBO will have his back:)

      • 126 jacquelineoboomer
        August 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        Dudette – My first thought, too. But only because I think we all worry so much for our President – however, nobody worries more than the Secret Service, so gotta trust ’em that it was okay.

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      I’m a little shocked the SS guy agreed to the photo! He’s usually pretty snarly. Love him but he’s a very serious guy! So it was nice to see him pose and smile big for POTUS and the fan.

      • 128 lisalovesobama
        August 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        I wasn’t surprised. I always look at how he interacts with PBO in photos and they always seem relaxed and cool. He’s serious but I bet him and PBO chilax whenever they are together. there is a recent pic of them both that chips posted sometime last week and both are standing close and talking to each other and PBO has his hand on SS guy’s shoulder. There’s also another one from IA or OH road trip where PBO and him are standing infront of the door on Ground Force 1 and they seem pretty chill. I think the SS guy was joking around with PBO. I’m very stalkerish when it comes to PBO and his main SS guy. I have to get the feeling that they are close or else I worry. PBO seemed pretty close with Big Daddy and this new guy. that makes me feel good! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • August 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

          Oh, I totally agree about all that.

          I was surprised because he stepped outside his job for a moment, which they don’t ever do when on duty. I’ve smiled at the guy and said hello and he just sorta glared! He doesn’t usually mess around when he’s working.

          • 130 lisalovesobama
            August 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

            “Iโ€™ve smiled at the guy and said hello and he just sorta glared!”— I’m sorry, I’m not laughing at you, just trying to imagine it and when I did, I couldn’t help laughing. He does seem like he can be grumpy. ๐Ÿ˜† hahahhahhahahahhahahahhahahahha!!! I’m sorry he glared. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Still, I’m glad he’s PBO’s guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 133 globalcitizenlinda
            August 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

            I have had the same exprience with the SS detail looking after PBO. On two different occassions, I have talked to them when PBO was infront of me at his events and I thanked Mr USS for protecting the PBO and the First Family. The response I got was a “don’t mess with me while I doing this important work” glare. I perfectly understood WHY they are friendly but very, very serious while on duty – they protect a life that is precious to the world

        • 134 vcprezofan2
          August 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

          ‘Iโ€™m very stalkerish when it comes to PBO and…’

          Truer words were….. / covering ear…Ouch! Okay. Okay I’ll be quiet./

  25. 136 susanne
    August 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    this is pretty funny–
    on bloomberg’s page, there is a headline, linking to an article. the headline reads ‘ AKIN DEFYING ROMNEY REMAINS IN SENATE RACE AS DEADLINE PASSES’. yes, i did follow that link! the actual article has a less ‘defiant’ title, and the words ‘defy romney’ do not appear in the article at all. clearly, bloomberg’s editors decided the defiance is the story.

    ‘ Akinโ€™s comments have reignited a debate over womenโ€™s health and Democrats drew parallels between Akin and Ryan, who cosponsored last year with Akin two measures restricting the definition of rape. ‘

    ‘ Ryan has cast 59 votes on abortion and other reproductive- rights issues during his 13 years in the House, with all of them qualifying as โ€œanti-choice,โ€ according to NARAL Pro-Choice America, an abortion rights group.’


  26. 137 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I see that Ed is off tonight – I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with his wife.

  27. 138 yardarm756
    August 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    PBO has finished his speech in NV and working the rope line. He has a Lady SS at his left side. Wonderful. Will help keep those over zealous females in line, eh.

    • 139 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      How’d you get off the “bus” you wanted everyone to pile on, last night, Yardarm? Ha!

      • 140 yardarm756
        August 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

        Sailors are a bit stealthy. We don’t announce our course and speed until target acquisition. ๐Ÿ˜†

        • 141 jacquelineoboomer
          August 22, 2012 at 12:06 am

          Sounds wise. Let me guess: Taurus? Ha! (Libra, myself. We’re not stealthy at all. We’ll make sure you know we’re arriving, we’ll have you singing by the time we leave, but, granted, we won’t know our target until we get there! Sometimes our target is to hop on The Beasty bus at the last minute with President Obama, so no women Secret Service members should get in our way!)

  28. 143 ChristiMTL
    August 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I still can’t believe the RW hack Jack Tapper. I don’t know if it was posted in the other thread.

    Jake Tapper Tells Ingraham โ€˜Media Helped Tip The Scalesโ€™ In 2008

    Tapper said that he was concerned that key issues, like the economy, were being ignored in favor of political issues like Mitt Romneyโ€™s tax returns.

    Yea I bet he is.

    Ingraham then played a clip of reporter and author Mark Halperin saying that he believes the political press is often guilty of talking about what the Obama campaign wants them to talk about

    โ€œI have said beforeโ€ฆ [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didnโ€™t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain,โ€ said Tapper.


    • 144 ChristiMTL
      August 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      I twitted earlier that yes BO had more coverage but it was almost all negative. Rev. Wright, birth certificate, Muslim, flag pin, etc…..

      They wanted to take him down.

      No wonder Tapper and the other hypocrites keep whining about the ”tone” of the campaign.

      They want to talk about the economy to help Romney, of course never mentioning the obstructions by the baggers in Congress.

      • 145 susanne
        August 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        and never mentioning that robmey’s refusing to say what exactly he would do to help the economy, except use those skills he learned at bain…

      • 146 EDP4BHO
        August 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        Tell him to read “71 Days- The Media Assault on Obama”, by Michael Jason Overstreet. He chronicled all the negativity leading up to the election.

        • 147 Zekke LyDonna
          August 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

          The MSM continues to push the idea that talking about anything but ‘the economy’ is somehow a problem. They act like the Presidency is one-dimensional. It is also telling, in terms of what they consider ‘important’ issues. I think they’re full of shit. I want to talk about everything. Also, all these issues indirectly affect the economy, in general, and on the family micro level. Silly people.

          White House Press Corps is full of Prima Donna’s. They had been whining because PBO hadn’t had an ‘official’ press conference. I actually prefer it when he gives local interviews. Local reporters ask better, locally relevant questions. The WH Press Corps asks a lot of stupid, annoying questions.

          News Flash for those who elevate themselves to be PBO’s equal. You’re not. You also don’t control him. Stop trying to force your stupid narratives on us. Just report the fucking news. And, stop the ‘conventional wisdom’ meme. It. Does. Not. Apply.

    • 148 lisalovesobama
      August 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      whatever. why is anyone interviewing that shitfaced willie? He gives partisan coverage to his Bain investor all the time, suddenly he’s concerned about media bias? fuck off troll. ๐Ÿ˜ก

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      What the moron doesn’t understand is Romney’s tax returns have EVERYTHING to do with the economy and his value regarding how he’ll handle the economy. DUH.

      Seeing him say that he thinks PBO got unfair coverage is another nail in the MSM coffin as far as I’m concerned.

    • 152 hopefruit2
      August 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Jake Tapper can KMA!

      He sees the writing on the wall and he’s pissed. By all objective accounts, President Obama has received far more negative coverage than Romney, yet he’s still leading in the majority of polls and among key constituent groups, and on the major issues of concern for voters.

      Tell JOKE Tapper I said to GO TO HELL!

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      I knew Jake Tapper was a clown when he asked if Pres.Obama was accusing his “sister network” of not being a real news organization. You all remember that? In 2009, the administration went after Fox News for a bit and the MSM fainted.

      • 154 sabreen60
        August 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        Yep. I remember. All of them are wusses. Had they stood up to lying FOX, maybe they wouldn’t be reporting stories that FOX believes are important regardless whether they are true or not.

    • 155 jackiegrumbacher
      August 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Oh, yeah, is this the same Pro-Obama 2008 media that said everything was good news for John McCain. Maybe Tapper was vacationing in the Caymans in those days.

    • 156 Cha
      August 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      I call Mega Bullshit on Jake Tapper. He’s a whining lying mediawhore.

      The gop brought down their own campaign with 8 years of bush cheney=mccain palin.

      Stupid needs to be held accountable for his whiney lies.

  29. 157 Dudette
    August 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Awww man! Only one of my two judge picks won. The other one (for State Court) got beat badly, I’m sure because of TV smear ads that were full of lies. She didn’t have the funding to beat it back. Damn! [Damn the RWNJs on the Supreme Court!]

    Both of my picks were BY FAR the more qualified of the choices.

  30. August 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Harwood doing some reporting!

  31. 159 FoxfireTX
    August 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    After reviewing the details of this poll, I am feeling optimistic about the fall. PBO has it on trust and value issues and I don’t expect horrible economic news in the next couple of months given the recent gains in the stock market. Keep in mind that Romney’s goal is to hide as much of his platform as possible and I expect that will continue in the debates. Given his unfavorables and general unlikeability, that will not play well with the undecided voters. I also hope that at some point, the campaign hits hard on the dollars flowing into the race. I don’t think many are very enthralled with the idea that elections can be bought. Forward!

  32. 161 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Mitt Romney told Todd Akin to withdraw from the race. Todd Akin told Mitt Romney to STFU.

  33. August 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Regarding Ed. Fairly sure it is him, not Wendy. He has had bad problems for months and think he said couple weeks ago he was going under the knife in two weeks. So, we’re stuck with substitutes for Lord knows how long.

  34. 170 symmetry11
    August 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    “Dinner with Barack” photo’s are up.

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden on Election Day - November 6th
  35. 173 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Chips you are the freaking BEST! The video was awesome and so heartwarming.

    • August 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      See now, you made me ๐Ÿ˜ณ


      • 175 COS
        August 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        I was watching that SS guy and PBO, and I thought that was soooo cool. I wonder what happened to the ball headed SS guy who was super protective of PBO long time ago?

        • 176 cookemom
          August 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

          Refered to as Daddy Warbucks, he retired. Evidently, he was around as SS during the Reagan years.

        • 177 globalcitizenlinda
          August 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

          seems the duties of the USS guy you are refering to ended some months ago – probably got a promotion (or retired or something). He has not been in the PBO detail for some time now. I recall someone posting here that they asked another USS on duty with PBO whether the “bald-headed” super agent retired and the answer was yes.

    • 179 Cha
      August 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      That was everything you said, UT! Got to see the SS man Smile! And, PObama’s 1000 kilowatt!

  36. August 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Romney camp may have more money on hand than the Obama campaign, but you sure can’t say that the Obama camp didn’t spend their money well looking at that NBC/WSJ poll.

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      I read that Romney was bragging earlier about how much wiser they are with their campaign money than the Obama camp. Wonder if he said that before NBC polls?

  37. 182 snowbird42
    August 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I was wondering why Ezra led with gloom and doom. Here is Jane Mayers new article. Schmooze or Lose. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/27/120827fa_fact_mayer?mbid=social_tablet_e&share=KqqNUj&currentPage=all
    Im pissed. Obama isn’t willing to suck up to liberal billionaires. What happened to patriotism and what do the Billionaires want back?

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Pres. Obama won’t suck up liberal billionaires? Just a couple of months ago liberal billionaires weren’t putting up the big bucks because they wanted to spend their money on the grassroots blah blah blah.

  38. 184 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Caught a bit of PBO in NV….I wish that I got to see him at OSU:) I thought he was going to be at Capital University…that’s in Bexley…but I was so glad to see him at OSU. That’s my school….and I have such fond memories of being there…I worked in that student union as a student there…though this Ohio Union is brand new…they tore down the one I used to work in….I also have sad memories…my mom passed away in the hospital that we both worked in there….many years ago, and only yesterday. Glad the students there got to see him.

    • 185 globalcitizenlinda
      August 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm


      Yes you are right, PBO’s main event was held at Capital in Bexley.

      But PBO came in a few hours early and dropped by OSU’s Student Union – it was un-announced stop and the “kids” were super-excited. Move-in day at OSU (under the univ’s very first semester) was Sun and school officially begins tommorrow so timing was all good.

      ps, Am I reading right that you lost your mum yesterday (don’t know how I missed that) . Very, Very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers of Comfort and Peace to you and your family.

    • August 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Desertflower, I’m sorry I missed this yesterday, but I just say a post saying you had lost your mother. My prayers are with you.

  39. 192 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    There can’t be such thing as American Exceptionalism ( or should I say an exceptional America) if this happens:


  40. 196 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm


    Ryan Adviser Calls On Congress To Authorize War With Iran

  41. August 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Any other fans of The Weather Channel around here? They were speculating whether Hurricane Isaac would be hitting southern Florida during the GOP Convention next week. Of course that’s not funny, but I’m just sayin…

  42. August 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Interesting arena.

  43. 207 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Morning Joke is disgusted, I tell ya just plain disgusted and fed up with his party right now! Well Joe, the chickens are coming home to roost. You’re now witnessing the cumulative result of all the nonsense you and your friends in the GOP and MSM were doing from 2009 onward. It may have worked in 2010, but it is not working in 2012.

  44. 214 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    HAHA! This is just too funny.

  45. 216 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    FLOTUS will be in Ft Lauderdale tomorrow – gentle ‘minder.

  46. 217 Dudette
    August 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    More news in the War on Women

    Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) โ€” A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge’s temporary injunction calling for the funding to continue pending an October trial on Planned Parenthood’s challenge to the law… [more in the article]

  47. August 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Biden: Wall street reform critics squeaking Pigs-


    He is so funny. I am sure the MSM will latch onto this. Still funny!

  48. 219 Lorraine
    August 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    It’s the GOPolitico link but this video with President Obama meeting students, parents and citizens at The Ohio State is priceless. Check out the SS guys when President Obama is about to take a picture with the students…lol. One young lady told the President they worked for the campaign and was going to re-elected him. Very good video, even though it’s…..


    • 220 utaustinliberal
      August 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm


    • 222 edwina3
      August 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      It takes a lot for me to click on a politico link but that was worth it, thanks

    • 223 dotster3
      August 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Way cool—–thanks for posting—-even if it’s GOPolitico. Love how PBO is so personable with all the students and the reactions he gets from all. Love the girl who said she registered 3000 students there in 2 days! And loved when I even saw one of the guys sneak a pat on Obama’s back—-couldn’t resist, all seem to love him so.

  49. August 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  50. August 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    In an unscheduled appearance at a high school football practice in Minneapolis, Vice President Biden said that he wishes he could go back and play football himself.

    โ€œIโ€™m vice president, and let me tell you, Iโ€™d trade it all to go back and play my senior year again,โ€ Biden said to the assembled players at South High School.

    โ€œThe guy I work with, his sport is basketball. He loves basketball like I love football,โ€ Biden said about President Obama. โ€œHe beat me like a drum — I tried to get the nomination for president โ€“ man, I tell you what, he beat me like a drum. Then he asked me whether Iโ€™d join him as his vice president.โ€

    Biden’s remarks come a week after he said his other dream was to win the Daytona 500 in a campaign stop in Virginia. “I’d trade being vice-president in a heartbeat for having won Daytona,” Biden said at a diner in Stuart, Va.

    โ€œSo, are you and Obama going to put Mitt Romney down?โ€ one student asked Biden.

    Biden wisely declined to answer that question as phrased, saying: โ€œThe answer is, just because the way the press is, I will rephrase your question. Because if we said โ€˜put down,โ€™ Iโ€™m going to hear the headlines now. โ€˜Biden says Obamaโ€™s going to [have Romney] put down.’โ€

    โ€œI think weโ€™re going to win this race,โ€ Biden assured the student.

  51. August 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    7:35 AM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
    12:05 PM
    Obama participates in a roundtable discussion with teachers at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev.
    12:40 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    1:15 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event in Detroit, Mich.
    1:25 PM
    Michelle Obama visits Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla.
    1:50 PM
    Obama departs Las Vegas, Nev., en route New York City.
    3:00 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Renaissance High School.
    5:00 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event in Detroit.
    6:05 PM
    Obama arrives New York City.
    9:45 PM
    Obama attends a campaign event at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
    11:35 PM
    Obama departs New York City.

  52. 231 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Do Not be fooled:)

    The Romney campaign’s response is that college costs have increased under President Obama, which is one of those charges that’s true as far as it goesโ€”except that the president does not set tuition levels, and Romney’s charges depend on no one looking at his record in Massachusetts. Romney likes to tout a program in Massachusetts that gave free tuition at state universities for high-scoring high school students.
    There was only one problem: due to the structure of university costs in Massachusetts, free tuition meant little because non-tuition fees are egregiously high. For example, the scholarship covered only 7 percent of total costs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, according to the Boston Globe. And while tuition leveled out, other college costs grew by 63 percent during Romney’s tenure.
    So those charges about Obama making college less affordable might be convincing as long as no one looks at Romney’s past record or his plans for the future, or notices that Obama has added $40 billion in Pell Grants along with other initiatives to make college more affordable.

  53. 232 nospin
    August 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    How about that.

    • 233 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      I see signs around town now. They are the For Sale signs you put up in your yard when you are selling your house, but in the address slot it says “Eric Cantor.” They’re usually accompanied by signs that say “NOT for sale, E. Wayne Powell.” Good grassroots stuff.

    • August 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      HE HASN’T HAD A DEBATE IN 10 YEARS!!!!!!!????? How the hell does this happen?

  54. 235 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Romney has 0% of the AA vote…now maybe, with this in the Republican plank, he can go 2 for 2 and get 0% of the Hispanic vote!


    GOP platform gets tougher on immigration
    By: James Hohmann
    August 21, 2012 04:46 PM EDT

    TAMPA, Fla.โ€” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach persuaded the Republican platform committee Tuesday to toughen its language on immigration.

    โ€œWe recognize that if you really want to create a job tomorrow, you can remove an illegal alien today,โ€ he told the 100-plus representatives to the committee. โ€œThat is the way to open up jobs very quickly for U.S. citizen workers and lawfully admitted alien workers.โ€

    The committee agreed to restore 2008 platform planks that didnโ€™t appear in a draft prepared by Republican National Committee staff, who worked in close consultation with Mitt Romneyโ€™s campaign.

    The platform committee overwhelmingly voted to add language proposed by Kobach calling for the completion of a border fence, the end of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and an end to sanctuary cities. It also voted to support national E-Verify, an Internet database run by the federal government that makes it harder for undocumented workers to get jobs.

    Trying to make inroads with Latino votes, Romney has toned down the hardline rhetoric he used in the primaries. The GOP convention is also being held in the key state of Florida, which is home to a large population of Hispanic voters that Republicans realize are key to the partyโ€™s electoral chances and future.

    Kobach, who wrote Arizona’s and Alabamaโ€™s controversial immigration laws, reminded the group of Republicans in a ballroom at the Marriott hotel here of Romneyโ€™s stated positions on the hot-button issue

    โ€œThese positions are consistent with the Romney campaign,โ€ he said. โ€œAs you all will remember one of the primary reasons that Gov. Romney rose past Gov. [Rick] Perry when Mr. Perry was achieving first place in the polls was because of his opposition to in-state tuition for illegal aliens.โ€

    Kobach quoted a passage from Romneyโ€™s website that says the soon-to-be GOP nominee will build a high-tech fence and eliminate the magnets for illegal immigration.

    They hate everyone that is not rich, white and Republican

  55. August 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    CollegeKay: @joenbc hasn’t been tweeting much lately. Hopefruit must have been referring to Joe on TV (which is OVER at 6 am Pacific Time, so really, the only people who watch are on the East Coast).

    PBO is giving Harry props for attending Reno (and for being a tenacious terrier nipping at R-money’s tax heels)

  56. 237 nospin
    August 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    You have to watch this guys. Check out Keith Boykin via the link below. He killed it on the GOP platform being no different from Akin.

  57. 238 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It was an HP link…so here it is..in summary from DU

    Mitt Romney To Donors: I Would Explain My Energy Plan, But Reporters Are Here

    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney started to lay out his energy plan at a Tuesday event, but because there were reporters in the room, he decided against doing so.

    During a Houston fundraiser, Romney told a room of about 125 donors that he planned to unveil his comprehensive energy plan this week. He said his proposal will specifically relate to fossil-based fuels. But then, he said no more.

    “I know that we have members of the media here right now, so Iโ€™m not going to go through that in great detail,” Romney said, according to a pool report from the event.

  58. 241 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm


    1. More unemployment through austerity measures.

    2. Taking from the poor to give to the rich. Higher federal taxes on lower income taxpayers, slashing medicaid, food stamps, and children’s health care in order to give up to a $500k tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.

    3. Turns Medicare into vouchers that won’t keep up with the rising cost of health care and shifting the burden onto seniors, ending their guaranteed health care, and leaving them at the mercy of private insurers. By contrast, Obama’s Affordable Care Act saves money on Medicare by reducing payments to providers such as hospitals and drug companies.

    4. Add money to defense spending. The plan would add money to defense spending while cutting spending on education, infrastructure, and basic research and development.

    5. Debt: The Romney-Ryan budget doesn’t even reduce the federal budget deficit. While adding to military spending, giving tax cuts to the rich, and stifling economic growth by cutting spending too early, the plan would push public debt to over 175% by 2050.

    No wonder Mitt Romney doesn’t want to talk about his budget until after the election!

  59. 242 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Damn. 0% of the African-American vote. Now that’s fucking historic. ๐Ÿ˜† lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: Whew…….

  60. August 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    @GregPinelo was on #twitterfire today. For those on twitter, good person to follow:

    4:08 pm EDT

    4:10 pm EDT

    4:36 pm EDT

  61. 248 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    This is what NewsWeek has turned into. A site that mocks women and the horrors of back alley abortions.

    Tina Brown is a woman and she allows this vile crap on her website. She is the SCUM of the earth.

  62. 251 lamh35
    August 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Wait, hold up, no Lawrence O’Donnel did not play “And I Am Telling You”…over the clips of Akin staying in the race…lol!!!!

    Tam’ron Hall got ole due trained (are they still dating???)…lol

  63. 252 desertflower
    August 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I know that I’ve posted the graphic here that compares Republicans thoughts on women’s issues with Iranian govts positions…does anyone have that?

  64. 256 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    • 257 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Wonderful news. May they rot in their own bile. (I don’t know where I got that phrase, but obviously I meant it!)

  65. 258 anniebella
    August 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    The President visit to Ohio State was fantastic, the students their was happy to see him. If the young folks can turn out for the election, it would really help. And I love the part where he talk about in four years Malia will be going to college. I wonder if Malia will go to Princeton or Harvard, like Mom and Dad.

  66. 259 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  67. 262 anniebella
    August 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Romney want Todd Adkins to go somewhere and hide because he don’t want people to realize that Adkins and Ryan views are the exact same.

  68. 263 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I’m linking from Old Orange here, but this is good info.

    AFL-CIO Super PAC and MoveOn join to get out the vote for Obama

    // Facing that avalanche of outside money coming in to bail out Mitt Romney and other Republicans who can’t win on the strength of their ideas, Democratic-allied groups are working to leverage grassroots strength. Tuesday, MoveOn.org Political Action and AFL-CIO Super PAC Workers’ Voice announced that they’ll be joining to get out the vote for President Obama this November: //


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