A Double Heads Up

12:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Canyon Springs High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

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President Obama visits with teachers at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas

180 Responses to “A Double Heads Up”

  1. 1 theo67
    August 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Good morning all!

  2. 10 vcprezofan2
    August 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Good Morning, Everyone! Hope your Wednesday is progressing as you wish. Hi Theo! 😆

  3. 13 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Hello all.

    • 14 jackiegrumbacher
      August 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      This is good, but I want to see a double digit lead on Medicare. Anybody who leaves their Medicare future up to the R boys is a fool.

  4. 16 vcprezofan2
    August 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Oh the first speaking is firing up the crowd. I guess this is ready to roll. 😆

    • 17 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      The first *speaker* – sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own or my laptop becomes willful; not sure which.

    • 18 yardarm756
      August 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Top o’ the day vc and you TOD lot. vc I see you got fairly close on this. Hang in, dreams do come true. 😀

      • 19 vcprezofan2
        August 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        Morning to you too sailor, good to see you ashore! 😀 Any definitive time frame on the hanging on for fulfillment of dreams (I’ve had one ongoing for decades)? Pin it down for me, how much longer?

  5. August 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    It’s another good day. America is starting to wake up!

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Isn’t it heartening, SD? About time too, though I’m not complaining at all since they’re joining us at last.

  6. 22 lunasea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    hey all. hello from sunny coastal maine. what a beautiful spot to get to listen to the best CiC speak. android not writing what i want want w/out a fight so will try later. hugs all around 😆

  7. August 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    No surprise that VP Biden is doing a spectacular job exposing the horror and lies of #BainMitt ….

    Moreover, it really is time for the #NEWSTAINERS to realize we’ve known for quite some time that the John Birch Society vision for America is one and the same as the 21st Century Republican Party. Buckley’s predictions have all been proven correct.

  8. 25 lunasea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    i think i screwed up my name again. hardto remember if had a capital or r in there somewhere. see you when i am released from pergatory lol

    • August 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Aw, your poor thing, you looked so sad and lonely in there! Hellooooooooooo LunarSea!!!

      • 27 Pamela
        August 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        Most definitely wants and needs the R in there, LunarSea, so it doesn’t come across being pronounced same as lunacy! Yikes… We know that’s far from your reality!

  9. 28 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    lets see if this works

  10. August 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I think we should get a prize for accidentally posting last on the previous thread at the exact moment when a new one has been introduced! 😆

    Brought over from previous (and enhanced): We are eagerly awaiting Mitt’s quick visit to eastern Iowa at noon. Hmmm, who ELSE was in the Quad Cities on a Wednesday, it sounds SO familiar. It’s not like Mitt’s ever original.

    Lots of funny anti-Mitt stuff unintentionally (?) showing up at #romneyqc.

    I also just learned that PBO is coming back to Iowa again next Tuesday (at Iowa State) and then again to Des Moines on Sept 1. Sounds good!

    When Mitt gets here, I hope he takes time to answer a few questions posed in this letter:

    • 30 cookemom
      August 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      I think we should get a prize for reading comments on the old thread long after the new thread is posted and wondering why all of a sudden no one has anything to say. It’s like after awhile you get a ‘aha’ moment and realize there must be a new thread. Once you realize it, you feel a little embarrassed for a nano-second.

  11. 32 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    yeah. twitter made me alter my name and same with email so every log on is jut slightly diff and when not on laptop, that remembers for me, i get my logins discomboobalated. 😆 cheers from sunny coastal maine

  12. 33 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama will be on the Late Show with David Letterman next week on Wednesday, August, 29th, 2012. Coincidentally, that’s when Paul Ryan will be giving his speech at the RNC convention.

    VP Biden will be holding a huge campaign rally during the first day of the RNC convention.

    Ann Romney’s speech “blockbuster” primetime speech at the RNC convention may not be so primetime after all. ABC, CBS, NBC (all the major stations) will not be covering the first day of the RNC convention and that’s when Ann is scheduled to speak. (If the campaign doesn’t do some quick scrambling) So much for Mitt’s secret weapon.

    • 35 Marsha
      August 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      She wants her time in the spotlight like the FLOTUS. Ann and Hubby copy everything from the President and the FLOTUS, no originality what so ever.

    • 36 Pamela
      August 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      If it is not covered by the msm, isn’t that like a smoke screen, covering up the fact that the woman is dangerous and an imbecile, and by not allowing her maniacal rantings to be heard publicly, avoiding the true exposure she deserves, and has earned?

  13. August 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I’m a little late. I see everyone has already risened and shinened on this great getting up day in TODdytown!!! I’m investing in Pepto Bismol and popcorn. The convention next week will show a run on both of these. The RRs will be chugging the Pepto and I’m eating all of the popcorn.

    My political take today is don’t complain about Robme being a shill for Grover Norquist. Even tough Norquist said they just need someone to hold the pen. Pens are people too my friend!

  14. 38 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    ha ha ha thanks for saving me chipschica. not lonely with all these gulls flying and darting around everywhere.

    and yes I am on vacation again and loving it. have out of state company but today i took a friend for day surgery and am lazily whiling away the hours till he’s released.

    sometimes it’s just so nice to be on my own even if only for a few hrs

    so of course who do i want to spend that time with? why TODvillagers of course lol

  15. 39 jackiegrumbacher
    August 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    A little humor for the day. I mentioned a while back that we’re holding a Latinos for Obama rally in Lebanon, PA on Saturday. It took a couple of years of patient fundraising to get enough funds for this and we’re hoping to have a great event with music, delicious Latino food, fun games for children, information about health care, taxes and the Dream Act and a dynamic speaker from OFA. We’ve been marketing for weeks and everything at the event is free. Well, now the local Republicans have heard about it and they’re irked. They vow to have their own rally for Latinos in September and they’re running around trying to find sponsors for the event. Rumor has it they’ll be selling their food to help pay for the event. All I can say is good luck guys. Events like these take money, sure, but they also take a lot of heart and cooperation from the Latino community and we’ve been giving it all we’ve got. I’m truly hoping that Latinos in the area can tell the phonies when they see them.

    • 40 cookemom
      August 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      What a hoot. They’ll probably still find a way to insult the Latinos who attend.

    • August 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Wow, that is really something.

      Events like yours also take a LOT of time to plan, grow enthusiasm and buy-in, as you well know. Repubs always do everything for the wrong reasons, the wrong purpose, so they end up with the wrong outcome.

      I hope you’ll have the GOP party platform talking points ready!! They are really hating on immigrants.

    • 42 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      😆 Yes, JG, I remembered the date as I promised to send particular targeted virtual support on the day itself. I’m expecting a mah-vellous day for you, your team, and your ‘guests’! Republicans always seem to be a step on two behind everything except in lying, deception and meanness.

    • 43 donna dem 4 obama
      August 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Congrats on you all putting this wonderful event together and foooie on the Repubs, they couldn’t come up with an original thought if their lives depended on it.

    • 44 veryslowwriter
      August 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Which Repug was it who tried to eat a tamale with the corn husk still on?
      Gerald Ford, maybe. Jeez, good old Jerry — what a prince of a fellow he looks like when compared to the current crop of loonies.

  16. 45 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    lol @ cookeman investing in pepto bismol and popcorn

    i do enjoy this blog lol

  17. August 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Just thought I’d give ole Todd a nudge/hint.

  18. 54 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    i scolded the hospital receptionist for having fauxspews on in the waiting are and made her change it. she was none too happy with a big ole scowl in my direction. as if that would make me ask her to turn it back on!

    I said this is a place sick people come to heal the last thing they need is to be subject to hate and fearmongering.

    And it’s a catholic hospital no less. SMDH ….and tee heeing at the same time

  19. 58 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    C-SPAN is now live.

  20. August 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Don’t know if somebody’s already posted this anti-Grover-Norquist-pledge ad for the Democratic candidate in the NH governor’s race, but the ad is really, really good: http://pledgezombies.com/. It should hit the GOP a little too close for comfort…

  21. 67 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    @cookemonuse type
    : lol :
    with no spaces in between and nothing else against it.

    thanks UT off i go. may get called back to hospital in the middle in which case catch you all in a few

  22. 69 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    What’s the strategy behind this?

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      My experience with PBO is that sometimes the strategy is not always readily visible, so I trust and wait.

  23. 71 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    not surprised to hear jackie. they lack original thought andfollow their leader’s lead in just copying everything dems do.Yet their efforts never pass muster. SEVERELY LACKING LOL

  24. August 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    President Barack Obama visits with teachers at Canyon Springs High School, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in North Las Vegas, Nev.

    • 74 vcprezofan2
      August 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Yes? You called?
      Here I was thinking PBO would be early and yet he’s not speaking yet, almost 30 mins. later.

    • 78 donna dem 4 obama
      August 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      I like seeing him in a thinking mode!

      I was looking at that picture on the previous thread of our VP Joe and boy does he looks great. He has a nice sun tan and is awfully daper. We are blessed to have such a formidable, handsome, genuine, funny, fit, honest and brilliant Presidential Team working together for our side. I just love them both.

      Thanks Roberta for a great picture!

  25. 79 edwina3
    August 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Whoa, this should go viral. Buzzfeed has dug up video of Ryan railing against abortion health-of-the-mother exemptions. (h/t The Dish)

  26. 80 hopefruit2
    August 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Okay – they’re getting ready to introduce President Obama! The crowd is PUMPED and FIRED UP!!!

  27. 83 57andfemale
    August 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  28. August 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Apparently, the once famous Neutral Country of Switzerland, is now raving mad at the President for His Continous mentioning of Robneys Swiss Bank accounts.
    So, after 1000 years offending their own fucking business, even during all the Wats this is what has gotten Switzerland- raving mad?

  29. August 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    What was that scumbag heckler shouting?

  30. August 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    For those who can multi-task 😕

  31. 96 lunarsea
    August 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    @jovie sounds like he must be getting serious pressure from Bain/Rmoney and other such billionaires to do this because as you say after all this time, now they want to get mad.?

    maybe they will leave him alone now. We’ll see if he conveniently ‘retires’ in the coming weeks. you must know there is more to this than meets the eye.

    And i smell a kochroach

  32. August 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Telemundo says that the President has a 35 point lead with Latinos, but as usual prefaced with a enthusiasm problem.
    Whatever? It’s all mind plucking from Here on out!

  33. August 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called out a group of special operations veterans for wading into politics with a video claiming President Barack Obama has taken too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    “If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform it is, for partisan politics, I’m disappointed by that, because I think it does erode that bond of trust that we have with the American people,” Dempsey told Fox News in a video posted Wednesday.


  34. 105 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 1:31 pm


    Ryan vs. Ryan’s record

    By Steve Benen


    Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan sat down this morning with Jon Delano of KDKA in Pittsburgh, offering his first detailed remarks since Todd Akin’s odious comments over the weekend on rape. What was striking about Ryan’s comments was the extent to which they were at odds with his own record.
    Asked to defend his own legislation, Ryan refused. “Rape is rape. Rape is rape, period. End of story,” he said. When the reporters pressed further, asking, “So that forcible rape language meant nothing to you at the time?” The vice presidential hopeful again added, “Rape is rape and there’s no splitting hairs over rape.”

    But therein lies the point: for Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, and their far-right colleagues, there is splitting hairs over rape, and it’s not the end of the story. Under the legislation Ryan pushed, if a 13-year-old girl who was impregnated by a 24-year-old man would not be able to use Medicaid funds to terminate the pregnancy, unless she could prove she’d been “forcibly” raped.



  35. August 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    FIRED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 108 vcprezofan2
    August 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Dear Lord, I absolutely LOVE, LOVE when the President tweaks his stump speech! Today adding that (long) list of things we still have to do was INSPIRED! {{{PBO}}} WIllard, old boy, give it up! 😆 😆 😆

  37. August 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    POTUS is FIRED UP!! Wow, he’s just amazing.

    And he’s looking so FINE!! Do guys also have a mancrush on President Obama?!!

    • 113 donna dem 4 obama
      August 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Yeah they do but they won’t admit it. I just know our amk has one on him.

      I’ll just duck and run back to work now. 😆

      • August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        LOLz!! He knows you’re right but yeah, DUCK!!

      • 115 hopefruit2
        August 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        I recall when Obama had visited Atlanta earlier this year, and I saw grown men around the ages of 30-55 jumping up and down, smiling, laughing, hollering, screaming when PBO’s motorcade passed on the street. That was truly a sight to behold.

        And they had no shame doing it…they just didn’t give a hoot that they were on camera. All they knew is that they saw their President and that was more than enough for them!!! Obama is not just for the young (and old) ladies…no sir, EVERYONE is allowed to have a crush on PBO!!!

    • 116 Ladyhawke
      August 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm


      I was out of my seat when he said that. Freaking awesome. Everybody gets that message. Bottom line, don’t sit your thumbs and complain about the Republican Party. Get registered to vote and make sure your voice is heard in November.

    • 117 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      meta didn’t you see the article on askmen.com which had a list of the top 10 men that guys were allowed to have mancrushes on? Well, as I would have guessed, PBO was #1 on that list 🙂

      • August 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

        NO way! I didn’t see that. OMG, that’s too funny. He’s brilliant, sexy, kind, warm, funny……Honestly, he’s ALL THAT and way, way beyond.

        • 119 Pamela
          August 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          And imagine how fine our world would become if more men EMULATED PBO, rather than just admiring him? Ladies, I become faint to consider a world like that! But I am having a wonderful day off, hence my presence here, so have the luxury of contemplating a world filled with PBO type menfolk….

  38. 121 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm


    Clinging to detail-free campaigning

    By Steve Benen


    Politico reported this week that Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers believe “diving into details during a general-election race would be suicidal.” The line continues to ring true.

    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 I’m not going to go through that in great detail,” Romney said, according to a pool report from the event.



  39. August 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm


  40. August 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm


  41. 127 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  42. 128 dotster3
    August 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    There’s Willard in his blue checked Obama shirt speaking in front of an audience all in new t- shirts which say “Government didn’t build my business. I DID!” Should also have said “I am a low information voter who has allowed myself to be misled by this taken out of context piece of campaign propaganda.”

    • 129 57andfemale
      August 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      I’m really upset that this lie has legs.

    • 130 Linda
      August 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      I am sure he provided the shirts and bussed in those wearing them….

      In NH they turned away people with tickets to his event to make room for bussed in people from Mass.

      His entire campaign is a fraud

  43. August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Quote of the day: Don’t boo – vote! President Obama responds to audience reaction to the Romney/Ryan agenda.

  44. 132 57andfemale
    August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  45. 133 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm


    Ok guys, let’s RT this far and wide. It’s very important.

  46. 136 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

  47. 137 dotster3
    August 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Watching President Obama’s fired up speech and his very enthusiastic and cheering audience, and I see Paul Redefine Rape Ryan and his stiff crowd on my teevee—–all standing straight as a board—–wonder who picked the guy standing right behind him in the bow tie!—–unsmiling, no joy, no enthusiasm, looked like they had been sent there as punishment. What a contrast.

  48. 138 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

  49. 139 cozimfree
    August 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Romney at end of his Rally: “I need for you to go find one person who voted for Obama last time and convince them to vote for me.” Wait. what? See this is why it is so hard listening to what the enemy camp is doing.

    • 140 COS
      August 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      In order for Robney to convince me to vote for him, he would have to show me his plan. Robney has no plan. Even if I was threatned, I could not vote for Robney because Robney has no morals, and no core, and I detest liars. Robney is sounding a little desperate.

      • 141 Obama Grandmama
        August 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        CjOS, even if Romney had a plan he could change his plan on a dime. He has no hardheld beliefs and will bend whichever way profits himself. He covers his tracks so we cannot use his past as a measure to judge him by. Secrecy does not create confidence.

    • 143 lisalovesobama
      August 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      why am i not surprised. this guy is so underhanded and sick.

    • 144 Linda
      August 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      He just admitted he cannot convince people to vote for him on his own ?


    • 145 carolyn
      August 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      That’s just copying Michelle’s “Just one person” campaign. They truly have not an original thought in their little pinheads.

  50. August 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Here’s a photo of lots of empty floor space at Mitt’s event that is just finishing up:

  51. 147 hopefruit2
    August 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Mark Knoller is a racist scumbag. This is not the first time he posts pics of “Obama supporters” at rallies, but making sure the picture is mostly showing black/non-white people. I called him out on it.

  52. 148 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  53. August 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Michelle will appear on Letterman during the GOP convention.
    That is cool.
    But, don’t look now, Miss Ann will probably be going on Jay Leno during our Convention. Bet?

  54. 150 vcprezofan2
    August 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Help! I wasn’t swift enough so I got caught on CBS with Willard, and deciding to be …ahem…’fair and balanced’… I’ve been listening to him. Yikes! He might have added points to his speech, but he hasn’t yet added substance. He has however added the point that this election is about choice, yada, yada! He’s delighted that he’s got Paul Ryan to help him get that job done – getting 23 million people back to work. ..yada yada

    [Did you know ] Some one in Mitt’s travels in Europe actually said to him (among other things) “….Mitt, if you are lucky enough to be made president….what we all fear the most is a weak America….” 😯 O

    Oh God, he’s asking them to do something for him. Find one person who voted for Barack Obama last time and are disappointed with him and convince them to vote for Mitt & Paul this time so that they can take the country back.

    Well, TODobots, I’ve now fulfilled my quota of being fair and balanced and giving the other side a chance to present their arguments. Could I have my award of good citizenship now – something that might cleanse the taste of dirt from my mouth? I don’t know what got into me, really, but I’m reminded of my grandmother telling me that the devil always found work for idle hands to do. 🙄

    • 151 COS
      August 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      You mean the same Paul Ryan who voted against all of PBO’s bills pertaining to jobs. No one except the haters of PBO are buying that swill.

      • 152 vcprezofan2
        August 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        I know he wouldn’t be credible before making my on-the-spur-of-the-moment decision to watch, but at the back of my mind I remember J Capehart saying Ryan was good on the stump and never having listened to THIS one for any length of time I risked it to see how I would feel if I tried to listen objectively. It really didn’t take any time for him to get to ‘the economy is in tatters and it’s all Obama’s fault’. I also got the sense that he’s convinced his listeners have no idea what really happened on his overseas trip, and he may very well be right. The camera never once shifted from the view of him and the 10 or so people behind him who built it on their own, and of course he doubled down on that quote, providing context which was more damning in his eyes. By the way he was heckled and pleaded for a chance to finish his spiel and answer any questions (outside) later. During the heckling the crowd started shouting USA! USA! Anyway, enough of Willard; I have done my civic duty (forcing you souls to share in it – sorry, misery loves company) and given him a chance to air his views.

    • August 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Did Mitt really say (about PBO) – “bless his heart” https://twitter.com/EdTibbetts/status/238333725887303680

      Eww – that sounds like something Sarah P would say, it’s just so phony coming from the GOP.

      • 154 vcprezofan2
        August 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Actually it’s a little piece of a VPJoe’s regular comment when speaking of his father, or his mother. In fact, several bits of phraseology from both PBO and VPJoe surfaced. I saw Ryan doing the same thing in a segment recently when he talked about what his dad used to say to him. I think it’s Willard’s and Ryan’s attempts to seem more sincere as our guys do.

    • 155 susanne
      August 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      i’m kind of late, but maybe you still want a little something to get that icky rethug taste out of your mouth….you certainly deserve it!

  55. 156 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm


    Ryan, Akin and GOP Give Sexual Predators ‘Get out of jail free’ Card

    By Karen Y.


    Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Dark Ages) and Todd Akin (R-2000 BC) were proud co-sponsors of HR-3. For those fuzzy on the significance of the nomenclature, “HR” stands for “House of Representatives” and the “3” identifies it as the third bill presented by this congress. In short, it was one of the first and most urgent orders of business of the GOP House that came to power in 2010. HR-3 contained language of “legitimate rape” and sought to revise the legal definition of rape. In essence, the bill endeavored to legally establish – yes, as law of the land – that a woman could not become pregnant due to rape. Thus, if an alleged rape victim was impregnated, said pregnancy was proof positive that she was not raped. Based on this brilliant “medical” breakthrough by unlicensed obstetricians Drs. Ryan and Akin, exceptions for rape and incest could be tossed out of state abortion law without repercussion, since this phenomenon is now deemed physically impossible. Thirteen Blue Dog Democrats and every last House Republican voted in favor of HR-3.



  56. August 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    During my 20 seconds of Rush this noon I heard him say that Mitt’s focus on the Medicare issue is working and that Mitt is up 12 points in Florida. Anybody know what he’s talking about and/or what he’s smoking??

    • 158 hopefruit2
      August 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Rush is quoting an already debunked poll which grossly oversampled white and over-age 50. . Our go-to person for polling, Jefferson Gauvin had this to say about the poll:

    • 159 lisalovesobama
      August 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      it’s Rush Limpballs for Pete’s Sake…….. nothing he says carries any weight which is ironic given his size.

  57. 160 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  58. 161 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hypocrisy anyone?

  59. 168 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    • 169 Obama Grandmama
      August 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      i was not watching the rally but know from sitting next to a rally coordinator in ’08 that the plan was then to start chanting Yes We Can! when someone was causing an interruptive ruckus. I believe this time around it has changed to 4 More Years! I see it that way especially when it is the middle of his speeches.

  60. 170 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    • 171 Obama Grandmama
      August 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      When my late husband was in the military (Vietnam Era) and we had to move a lot. I sure would have appreciated the part of the measure that allowed me to transfer my teaching certificate to the new state we had moved to. It always meant months without work for getting everything in order and hearing back from the state.

  61. August 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    By Daniel Strauss – 08/22/12 01:11 PM ET
    President Obama will campaign in three key battleground states during the week of the Republican National Convention.

    Obama will visit Colorado, Iowa and Virginia in a two-day swing starting on Aug. 28. Obama will be in Fort Collins, Colorado on and Ames Iowa on Tuesday and Charlottesville, Va. on Wednesday, the White House announced on Wednesday.

  62. 173 utaustinliberal
    August 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Don’t forget: VP Biden will be speaking at 3PM ET / 2PM CT in Detroit. We have coverage and I believe C-SPAN One will be covering his event on TV.



  63. 176 hopefruit2
    August 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Curiosity update, now live.

  64. 177 Ladyhawke
    August 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Fox, meet henhouse. Paul Ryan, meet Medicare.

    By Jamelle Bouie


    The Romney/Ryan plan wouldn’t strengthen the program and wouldn’t help seniors. It would increase costs and lay the groundwork for ending the government’s guarantee of health care.

    And this is to be expected. Since its inception, conservative Republicans have opposed Medicare on principle. They don’t believe government should provide health insurance. Paul Ryan — who wrote the template for Romney’s Medicare plan — has a particular hostility to social insurance. To use his words, it takes wealth from the “makers” and breeds “dependency” and “complacency” among the “takers.”

    If you wouldn’t trust a fox to guard a henhouse, then you probably shouldn’t trust an anti-government radical to protect the welfare state.



  65. 180 criquet
    August 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Everyday, many people keep asking- can the RWNJs go any lower? The answer is yes, they can.

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