Such diversity, Willard

Powell, Ohio, August 25


239 Responses to “Such diversity, Willard”

  1. 1 isonprize
    August 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm


    • 2 isonprize
      August 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Note the Lyin’ RAyn copy of our wonderful PBO “HOPE” t-shirt in the lower right corner. Do any R-money supporters have any original ideas?

      • August 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        No. All they have is hate and fear.

        Congrats on first, ison!!

        Happy Saturday to everyone …

      • August 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

        Yes! It says MATH. They are such lames!!

        • August 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

          If they knew math, then they’d know how ridiculous it is that they think Ryan is the math guru – he who presented a budget with no numbers in it.

      • 6 PoliticalJunkessa
        August 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

        Nope, but then again, conservatives never do. They are backward-looking and imitators by nature.

        Willard wants so deeply to try to capture the same type of natural happiness and mirth that accompanies PBO’s appearances that he throws out red-meat “jokes” to get the crowd to laugh and take a quick picture of it. That’s the only way a smile will cross the faces of his crowds because he has no charisma and his actual message is depressing and negative. There’s no positive vision, no hope, just a bleak future full of more wealth for him and his buddies and more belt-tightening for the rest of us. So in his greedy, robotic mind he calculates: “I’ll get ’em to laugh at a birther joke, heh, heh, heh. See? We know how to have fun, too!” It’s like feeding people a junk food diet instead of proper nutrition. They’ll enjoy it as it goes down but regret the after-effects.

      • 7 PoliticalJunkessa
        August 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        Congrats, Iz! 😉

      • 8 Pamela
        August 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

        Oh, they all look so fired up, rapt and all that….. Arms and hands extended to touch…. Ha.

      • 9 desertflower
        August 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        That’s the first thing that caught my eyes….

      • 11 Pamela
        August 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

        That’s more like it! 😆

        • 12 cindysweatt
          August 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

          Now, that is a rally! Wish I was there. I never get tired of hearing my (our) President speak. Knocked 35 more doors this morning. Going out again tomorrow. We will get it done!

      • 13 prettyfoot58
        August 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

        wow…this photo is simply amazing…

        and i love that interview with the President….his own words unfiltered…

      • August 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        Speaking of diversity, did you see the poll in which Romney got 0% of the black vote? That’s 0 as in zero. That means they interviewed 1000 people, about 100 of whom were African-American, and not a single black person would say they were planning to vote for Romney.

        • August 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

          Saw that Joe, although the zero made perfect sense it’s just extraordinary that this is what the GOP has allowed itself become – may they pay for it for many years to come.

        • 17 nospin
          August 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

          and it is going to stay that way. The man is simply unfit and does not represent anyone’s interest much less the interest of any minority group.

    • 18 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Congratulations Isonprize!!!

  2. 19 isonprize
    August 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Official Ad from Obama Victory Fund 2012

  3. August 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Perfect picture. Seriously, Mitt seems to now be running on a platform of “Of course I should be elected! I’m White!”

  4. 32 vcprezofan2
    August 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Way to go, Ison! Congrats!

    ♫Special Good ♪Afternoon ♪ to yooou♫ , Ms Chips!

    A Happy Saturday wish to all TODobots!

    Special TOD wishes for tons of success ..and fun…going out to Jackie G and her team in their big voter outreach today! They are no doubt hard at work/fun even as I write this.

  5. 33 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    And they all have the same mean, petty look — even in the off chance that they’re smiling, they still look mean and constipated. Like leader, like follower.

    • 34 utaustinliberal
      August 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      I had a live feed that somehow broke into the Romney-Ryan crap fest in Ohio this morning. Dude….that crowd was scary. They were cheering in a mean manner. Paul Ryan kept talking about guns, religion and relating it to Pres. Obama. I did not like the response of the crowd. Their cheers gave me the willies.

      • 35 PoliticalJunkessa
        August 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

        It was the same thing when Sarah Failin hit the campaign trail in 08. She appealed to the same ignorance and hatred. Even McCain was taken aback by the rabble’s reactions. It’s amazing, really, that in the 4 years since that losing effort the republicans haven’t come up with anything new. They’re repeating the same things to the same people. It will be the same result.

  6. August 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’ll take top 10….

  7. August 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    More clips from the interview added to the post

  8. 39 Tally
    August 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    My eyes hurt from all that WHITE GLARE. And that Paul Ryan MATH shirt that chick in the front is wearing…… Math?? You mean the math Ryan never did regarding his budget? HAAAAAAAAAA!

    Just when you think IQs couldn’t get any lower, they do.

    • 40 TrumpDog
      August 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      My issue is why are they copying something Pres. Obama is known for? I remember how much they hated Obama being made a celebrity with pictures and all. So why don’t they come up with something new instead of piggy backing off things iconic to Obama?

      And yes, I include Romney’s “R” logo in that as well.

  9. August 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Come ON! of course there is diversity in Romney’s crowd. I see brunettes and blondes. Lots of gray haired folks. Some with straight hair, a minority of them of with curly hair. Also, too look at the sunglasses. Its a mix of haves and have nots.

  10. August 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  11. August 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Austan Goolsbee nails this tweet. (Note spelling of “socialist.”)

  12. 50 edwina3
    August 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    It’s just painful to see that young women in the first row with the Shepherd Fairy-ized Paul Ryan on her tee shirt.

  13. 51 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  14. 55 Tally
    August 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm


  15. August 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    So Robney responded to the AP article and said, you are right Mr President, we are not where we need to be.


  16. 58 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    May he RIP.

  17. August 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    College rallies next week for the President= Big Crowds.
    I see the University of Virginia has refused the Presidents visit, siting the cost of security(oh, this again). So, they will hold rally just outside of the UVA Campus, as a result of the UVA boards biased decision.

  18. 68 Tally
    August 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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  20. August 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Just heard that Neil Armstrong, the astronaut has died at age 82. May he rest in peace.

    • 73 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      MSNBC broke the news. He died from complications of a heart operation that he had about 7 months ago, and he was expected to do fine. RIP, Mr. Armstrong. 😦

  21. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    August 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hey TOD!

    We had a phenomenal turnout at the opening of the OFA office in Largo, MD this afternoon. The Team Leaders were expecting between 50 and 75 people since this is the second office in the area to open this summer. Well the folks just kept coming and coming and coming. Hundreds of them came out today. Congressman Elijah Cummings Fired Up the crowd and was moved emotionally by the turnout. He complained (in jest) that he couldn’t find anywhere to park when he got there. It was hailed as the largest phone bank in Maryland this year!

    What excited me the most was the diversity of people and the age groups. One thing that has somewhat concerned me this year was that the youth were not coming out in large numbers to volunteer in my area. Well they were there today. You talk about diversity we had everyone there today. Young, old, and every color in the universe. It was amazing.

    All these folks signed up to volunteer the month of September to help keep Virgina BLUE! Our state theme in 2010 was a show of support for the President “We have your back” Mr. President. This year it’s a show of determination, “Not on My Watch” will we let them take us back 100 years.

    Maryland is Fired Up and ready to kick some Republican butt!!

    I’m still on the hunt for that one $3.00 donation to keep the streak alive. https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3

    • 76 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      You got it, donna.

      And thanks for all you’re doing to help get our President elected. I’m extremely heartened by your reports of terrific volunteer enthusiasm and I’m convinced that the MSM reports of “enthusiasm gap” are designed to discourage , deflate and undermine the efforts of PBO supporters.

    • 78 Eveingeorgia
      August 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      3×4 to you Donna. Thanks for all you do. I would love to go just one OFA event. Alas, there are none here in deep red Augusta, Georgia.

      Your report is inspiring.

      • 79 donna dem 4 obama
        August 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Eve, I plan to organize some online phone banks this September to call into battleground states so stay tuned. I’m sure we can get you involved where it will make a difference this year.

    • August 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      I lived in Rockville and then Silver Springs, each about 2 years. I loved Rockville, Silver Springs, not so much! LOL.
      Go Maryland!

    • 81 prettyfoot58
      August 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Awesomeeeeeeeee…simply Awesomeeeeeeeee….

      Let Nothing stand in our way…


    • 82 EDP4BHO
      August 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Splendid, Donna. I haven’t been out in a while but plan to get with it come September. Will keep you all abreast of happenings in my area.

    • August 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I can only vote in my heart for your president but the way you write and share your enthusiasm is so heartening for those of us who can only wish him well from afar.

  22. August 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    • 85 Claire
      August 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Love Tim Wise! I’ve seen him speak at several events and he was the guest speaker for a few events I planned. I’ve read his books too. He’s coming to speak at our local school system… kinda worried about the repercussions.

    • 86 veryslowwriter
      August 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      Still love J. Smooth’s commen on the birther “joke”:

      I was cleaning my dog whistle and i u went off.

  23. August 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    #ADollarADayToOFA GIVE 62262

  24. 89 donna dem 4 obama
    August 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    My cell phone doesn’t do it justice but liberals are some really talented people. 😉

  25. 92 Tally
    August 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  26. August 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  27. 94 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    a contest! romneyize or ryanize a pop song. or would you rather hear them talk?

    ‘ The Romney-Ryan campaign has recently had trouble with popular music. Twisted Sister asked Romney to stop using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” on the campaign trail. Silversun Pickups did the same with “Panic Switch.” And Tom Morello blasted Paul Ryan for saying that he liked Rage Against the Machine. The ticket can’t seem to use any popular songs without getting in hot water. ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/08/questioningly-songs-for-romney-and-ryan.html#ixzz24aY53DWN

    how about this one for myth: ‘the answer is blowin’ in the wind (from my ass)’.

  28. 97 Ladyhawke
    August 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Foreign Affairs: How Romney’s Millions Went Tax-Free Overseas

    By Joe Conason


    While nobody has asked to see the Republican candidate’s birth certificate, as he said at a Michigan rally on Friday, everybody has a renewed interest in examining the tax returns he continues to withhold.

    The complex and tricky tax shelters used by Bain Capital continued to emerge from as lawyers and other experts examined the hundreds of pages of previously confidential company documents uncovered by the Gawker website in an exclusive series this week. The authenticity of the documents was confirmed by a Bain spokesperson, who said that the company deplores the public posting of its proprietary materials.



    • August 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    • 99 nathkatun7
      August 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Drip, drip, drip! Slowly evidence that Romney did not pay all his taxes is coming to light. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, may eventually be vindicated. As one of the tax experts said, Gawker performed a major public service by releasing these documents.

  29. 100 utaustinliberal
    August 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Romney-Ryan “crowds” are chilling. I had a news live feed open today and it somehow cut to the Romney-Ryan hate fest in Ohio. Paul Ryan needs to calm the fuck down with his rhetoric. It stinks of Sarah Palin. He kept bringing up this quote by then Sen. Obama about how when times are tough a lot of the white working class cling to their guns and religion (Duh…..that’s so freaking true) and Paul Ryan kept saying how he was proud of his guns, how he was proud of his christianity (implying that Pres. Obama wasn’t a good christian because he wasn’t some chest beating bible thumper) how he loved to take out his guns and go into the woods to hunt deer. How he loves to kill deer (because that’s what they do in his warped version of life in Wisconsin). He kept stoking the crowd and had people chanting in praise of guns and killing animals just for the fun of it.

    Then Romney came on board declaring how he was going to make America be America again. I looked out and it was like looking at a sea of hate. It disgusted me and frightened me. Then Romney pushed on with his welfare lies and the crowd got super angry. His implications were that Pres. Obama was taking the crowd’s hard earned money and giving it to lazy welfare kings and queens. It was nauseating. Then they interviewed a woman from the despicable crowd and asked her about Romney’s birther joke and she loooooooved it. She was laughing her ass off saying how funny it was. That the joke was hilarious because Romney was talking to “his kind.”

    The whole scene just made me feel that this same crowd would happily laugh and yuk it up if they were to witness minorities being lynched. It was disgusting.

    • 101 collegekay
      August 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      That is why I don’t watch his rallies and I do not intend on watching the Republican Hate Convention. As an AA, it just stokes bad vibes.

      • 102 Claire
        August 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        I won’t be watching the birther convention and never watch the lead birther’s stump speeches.

        • 103 joyfulmeme
          August 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm

          I think we should watch some of it so we can keep up where they are and what they are doing. I can assure you the Obama camp will be watch very closely so they are ready with come backs. Believe me the lies will be rampant. We need to remain vigilant.

    • 104 Linda
      August 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      They are preaching to the Choir of haters.

    • August 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      It’s worth noting that those folk – probably many ‘bused in’ – are not the majority of Americans and will become more and more a minority in the next decade. They know it. They fear it. But, they can’t stop it – even with violence.


    • August 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  30. August 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Earlier this week Cape Wind signed a Purchase and Sale agreement for East Marine located on Falmouth Heights Road on Falmouth Harbor.

    Congressman William Keating said, “I am honored to be a part of today’s announcement by Cape Wind that they will base its operations headquarters in Falmouth Harbor. With the creation of fifty new jobs right here on Cape Cod and the staging area for turbine assembly across Buzzards Bay in New Bedford, Massachusetts’ role as a leader in offshore renewable energy is further solidified. Given Falmouth’s prime location and proximity to premiere marine science institutions, I could not think of a better selection for the headquarters of what will become our nation’s first offshore wind farm.”

    Massachusetts Energy and Environment Secretary Richard Sullivan read a personal note of congratulations from Governor Deval Patrick at the announcement. “Today’s announcement is an example of how the clean energy revolution is taking hold, and I believe it is a sign we’re not slowing down,” said Secretary Sullivan. “With the addition of 50 permanent jobs, we are growing the clean energy sector and ensuring Massachusetts continues to be the nation’s leader in offshore wind.” Secretary Sullivan said.


    You know, the Kochs and later the Environmentalists, both fought this in Court for over ten years. It finally looks like it will happen. Big oil lost!

  31. August 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    The light Rain has started here in Tampa Area, tropical Storm warnings for my area, already.

  32. 118 utaustinliberal
    August 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    • 119 Nena20409
      August 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      That was 1001% right On Point. RIP Mr. Armstrong. You will be missed.

    • 120 Ladyhawke
      August 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      So sorry to hear about Neil Armstrong. What a sweet sentiment from Al Roker. Speaking of the moon, I watched MOONSTRUCK for the one hundredth time last night. An absolutely enchanting movie. I can speak the dialog along with the actors. The focus on the moon just makes me melt. It’s a treasure. La Bella Luna indeed.

    • 121 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Very, very sweet.

  33. August 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  34. 128 cookemom
    August 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I see that Axe picked up my Barnum and Bailey circus reference from yesterday. That’s ok, anything for team, LOL! Anyway once again let me say that Mitt does not want a diverse looking crowd behind him. He needs to send this visual lest the teabutts revolt. No other presidential hopeful has been kept on so short a leash as Mittiful. He gladly does their bidding.

  35. 130 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    coming from a business site, this is not a flattering version of the robmey history:


  36. August 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Putting it squarely in their hypocritical faces …

    Let’s see how the evangelicals roll when they get the core message – A Mormon fetus disposal profiteer is THEIR candidate.

    • August 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      President Obama mentioned during the NYC fundraiser attended by Michael Jordan and other BB luminaries that he viewed the situation as ‘4th Quarter and we’re ahead by 7, time to push’ – well, for me, I’m just getting warmed up …

  37. 136 jackiegrumbacher
    August 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    TOD family, our Latino rally today was an out of sight success. We filled the park with families–all of whom wanted Obama pins and yard signs, which we actually saw in neighborhood yards as we drove home. All our food and drink was consumed in less than two hours and people were still coming. We had one man making sno cones and within one half hour 240 were made and eaten and he ran out of ice. The door prizes were a big hit and we registered over 40 new voters. And let me tell you everyone –except for one protestor and two GOP spies–loves our president. And I mean LOVE him. At one point I managed to communicate with a middle aged deaf woman who had never voted in her life. Through lip reading and hand signals, she understood that if you don’t vote, you get bad people in office and we need President Obama. Well, she got it and filled out her registration. You should have seen the joy in her eyes when I gave her an Obama/Biden button. She just beamed. And all of it without a word spoken. Our local speakers kept asking “who are you going to vote for on Nov. 6? And the shouts kept coming back Obama, Obama.

    Kids had a great time with the games and we got two local reporters and a photographer. People kept asking us when we were going to do it again (as if we could afford it twice), The one protestor made a fool herself saying stupid things about the president to a very patient man, who just shook his head at her. At the end of her rant, she said that of course she wouldn’t vote for Romney because he wasn’t Christian either. She had an Impeach Obama sign and some Latinos asked what Impeach meant. I said it meant the lady was loco.

    All in all it was a terrific event and everybody left saying that would vote for the president on November 6. Now it’s up to us to make sure everybody does.

    • 137 donna dem 4 obama
      August 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      I wish we had a “like” button on this site cuz this would get a gazillion of them. Congrats on a successful event. Great job JG!!!

    • August 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      What a great experience, Jackie!!!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

      #ADollarADayToOFA …. GIVE 62262

    • 139 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      BRILLIANT work Jackie!!! Thanks for letting us know how it went. I wish I was there 😛 .

    • August 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      CONGRATS, Jackie! So thrilled to hear the outcome of all your hard work. I know the crowd will be talking about the event for days with great appreciation. BRAVA! BRAVA! BRAVA!!

    • August 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Bless you and your group for all the hard, hard work. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it. God bless all of you…..even the “loco” lady. 🙂

    • August 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      A gorgeous, uplifting, heartening, fantastic report – thank you SO much jackiegrumbacher!!

    • 143 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Congratulations Jackie on this terrific success, and thanks for sharing with us 🙂

      • 144 jackiegrumbacher
        August 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        I can tell you HF, I am exhausted from working from very early this morning putting things together. But I’m also elated it went well and grateful for the army of local Dem volunteers who showed up to help. Our local Dems, even many who rarely volunteer, were doing everything–playing with the kids, dishing out the food, registering voters, connecting with people. It was a real coming together and all inspired by our deep love of our president. Even the guy who delivered the kids bouncy games from an events company said he was an Obama supporter. He said that Romney was crook who got his own money and didn’t care about anyone else. A sharper insight than most well paid pundits and from an unexpected source.

        • 145 utaustinliberal
          August 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

          I’m so happy for your group Jackie. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’m sure it will be positively rewarded on Nov. 6th.

        • 146 vcprezofan2
          August 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm

          Ah ha, I knew there’d be a report! Fabulous news JG, and an extra-special, severely big “THANK YOU” to you, your team and your helpers! Tell them we may not know them, but we are very pleased with their work and their success. I also feel sure this will be talked about a lot among the families that came. Well done, JG, now you can breathe a little easier …..and put your feet up for a bit.of rest…..until your next effort. 😉

    • 147 forus50
      August 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      I second Donna Dem’s comment! Awesome description of an awesome event. So impeach means loco? 🙂 lol

    • 148 cookemom
      August 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm


    • 149 collegekay
      August 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      This makes me smile. Congrats on your successful event!

    • 150 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Oh, Jackie, so happy for you – thanks for all you are doing for President Obama’s re-election. Remember this?

      • 151 vcprezofan2
        August 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        Yes, JO’B, I remember. 😆 They are so right, it doesn’t matter where in the country you are from Pres O is fighting for you..

    • 152 susanne
      August 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      ‘ She had an Impeach Obama sign and some Latinos asked what Impeach meant. I said it meant the lady was loco ‘
      this is hilarious and wonderful and so so true!! thanks for your report, and for all the good work you do!

    • 153 EDP4BHO
      August 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks for reporting this. Very encouraging. 😀 And a big congrats to you !!

    • August 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Awesome sauce.

      I have goose bumps just thinking of how creative the Obama supporters are!
      Thank you for all you and the volunteers do each day!

    • 155 cindysweatt
      August 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE that! Great idea! Great turnout! Just plain great! You are making a difference in our world. Thank you!

    • 156 isonprize
      August 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!

      I’m sure you must be exhausted, but HAPPY!! This calls for a song!!

      LOVELY DAY by Bill Withers

    • 159 desertflower
      August 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Big hugs to you for all your hard work…and for the people that turned out…and for the people that registered to vote! Sounds like s great day all around!

    • 160 prettyfoot58
      August 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      AWESomeeeeeeeeeeee Awesommmmmmmmmm work….Jackie

    • 161 whatisworking
      August 26, 2012 at 1:01 am

      Thanks so much for sharing this story, it made my evening. These are the types of stories that need to fill this blog and stay in our hearts as we press forward.

  38. 162 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Statement by the President on the Passing of Neil Armstrong
    Posted on 08-25 at 15:47:22 CST

    // Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong.

    Neil was among the greatest of American heroes – not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable – that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.

    Today, Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown – including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure – sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step. //


  39. August 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Snowe was trickling some of her nonsense on Republicans repairing their ‘relationship’ with women so it only seemed fitting to help her understand that relationship ….

    • 165 jacquelineoboomer
      August 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Bobfr – Appreciate your respect for the cause of fighting back on the war on women!

      • August 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        From my perspective, throughout all recorded history, the stunting element in the advancement of humanity has been the subjugation of women.

        • 167 jacquelineoboomer
          August 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

          And your perspective would be right, and so it continues. Thank you for speaking out. Many “groups” (of course, it’s supposed to be E Pluribus Unum), including women and half the damn population, can be added to this old poem regarding the Holocaust:

          First they came for the socialists,and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews,
          and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew; Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • 169 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Tell Ms. Snowe that perhaps if she and her friend Susan Collins were a little more vocal about the extreme elements of their party from since 2009, perhaps the GOP would not be in this position right now. The chickens are coming home to roost.

    • 170 prettyfoot58
      August 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm


  40. August 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    THIS is disgusting. Go after him, tweeters.

    • 172 hopefruit2
      August 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      • 173 4morefor44
        August 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        yea, armstrong and our other hero astronauts want(ed) more taxpayer funding of nasa. neil was arguing against everything republicans stand for, so he’d be really pissed with a republican in the white house. if president obama had an actual congress, he would clearly be increasing nasa’s budget. that guy on twitter is a dumbass.

  41. August 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  42. 175 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    • 176 anniebella
      August 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      How about Republicans need to fix their relationship with America, and she is one who ought to be ashame of her self. President Obama thought their were some Senators he could work with to make this economy stronger, but yet Snowe and Collins fell right in line with the McConnell and the others.

      • 177 anniebella
        August 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Honestly who want to hear anything Sen. Snowe has to say. It was her and her Republican Senators who block, filibusters anything the President tried to do to make this economy better.

  43. August 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Very cool tickets!

  44. 179 anniebella
    August 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I am looking forward to the Democratic Convention. To hearing FLOTUS, Bill Clinton, VP Biden and President Obama speeches.

    • 180 anniebella
      August 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      And I don’t plan on watching any of the Romney-Ryan, Limbaugh, Koch, Roves,Birthers crap.

      • 181 jacquelineoboomer
        August 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

        I usually have watched part of their Republican crap in past election cycles, but I don’t even want to see their lips moving this time around. Lying, racist, misogynistic scumbags, all of ’em. And those are the “good” ones!

      • 182 vitaminlover
        August 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        Me neither.

  45. 183 utaustinliberal
    August 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  46. August 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This site is hysterical:

  47. 189 dotster3
    August 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    No wonder Fl. has so many probs—–all their big name bozos live (or own vacay homes) there


  48. 190 Linda
    August 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Just a reminder that the GOP held the FEMA funding hostage last year during the debt ceiling fight…… last year

  49. 191 dotster3
    August 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Look at the photos of all the fun and frivolity happenin’ in Tampa. Those Repubs sure know how to par-tay. Which is your most fave photo, the one that makes you wish you were part of the GOP action? 🙂


    • August 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Dotster, is it too late for us to head down there, that’s one rockin’ party 😕

    • 193 susanne
      August 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      so many beauties, here, but i think my fave is # 11. count on the rethugs to find white guys to play steel drum, so there’s no doubt they’ll accept votes from fans of reggae music.

  50. August 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Hi TODers, so happy to be able to drop in here today. It’s been a while. I am hard at work running my organization while also volunteering for the campaign. Things are moving along really well on the campaign front. This cycle, I am less focused on team leading and more focused on local fundraising. I am hosting a fundraising event tomorrow afternoon. I am excited to host over 60 women in support of the re-elect. Chips, thank you for keeping the light burning here. Thanks to all of you who are contributing so much in your own ways to the campaign. I am always so inspired by those efforts and they help to inspire my own actions. Finally, I understand from friends at Chicago HQ that grassroots support for getting the word out about gottavote.org is really desired at this point. This will be a huge push right after the convention so I hope that everyone here will get a head start on sharing the link with EVERYONE you know. I am looking forward to the next 11 weeks. So exciting.

  51. August 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Mark Halperin is an embarrassment to journalism. I will never forgive him for calling President Obama an “asshole” on “Morning Joe”. As a news person, you may think it but you’ve no business saying it. Many commentators, such as Scarborough, Maddow, etc leave no doubt as to where their loyalties lie. Halperin, on the other hand, is Senior Political Analyst for Time Magazine. As such, he needs to try to walk the line between reporting, analyzing and feelings. He’s a disgrace.

  52. August 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    So, Gov. Sussn Martinez of New Mexico denounced General Custer, for meeting with the American Indians.
    You have to be kidding me?

    • 202 Linda
      August 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      No…someone went after HER for meeting with them….

      A progressive group called on Republican National Committee leader Pat Rogers to step down on Friday after emails showed him telling New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s staff that meeting with a group of American Indians “dishonored” Gen. George Armstrong Custer, the 19th century commander who killed scores of American Indians.

      “The state is going to hell,” Rogers, who is a member of the GOP executive committee and is currently in Tampa for the RNC convention, wrote in a June 8 email released by Progress Now New Mexico. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Col. Allen Weh “would not have dishonored Col Custer in this manner,” he wrote.

      Martinez is required by law to attend the annual state-tribal leaders summit, according to Progress Now New Mexico, which called for him to step down.

      “Such a blatantly racist statement against our native people is offensive from anyone, but to come from a national GOP leader and lobbyist for some of our country’s largest corporations is indefensible,” Progress Now New Mexico’s executive director Pat Davis said in a statement.

  53. August 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  54. 205 dotster3
    August 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Awwwww—Big Disappointment. No Rick Scott speech at the convention. Was hoping he would be speaking about Medicare fraud, his area of expertise.
    Just heard another big disappointment—-Mon. festivities cancelled. Everyone will have to hang on till Tues. for all the lies.

    • 206 susanne
      August 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      ‘medicare fraud, his area of expertise…”

    • 207 Linda
      August 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Republican officials delayed the start of the Republican Convention in Tampa on Saturday as Florida braced for Tropical Storm Isaac.

      RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on the decision:

      Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th, exact time to follow.

  55. August 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I’m sure you folk will be even more creative to trend #YesWeKlan …

  56. August 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    RNConvention hurricane-delayed… lots of time for partying and strippers.

  57. 210 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Isaac means “he who laughs” or “laughing.” Hmmm….

  58. 211 utaustinliberal
    August 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Well, the RNC convention has been moved to tuesday which means those “family values” GOP men can have an extra day with the strippers. You know, boosting Tampa’s economy and all that good stuff.

    • 212 Linda
      August 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      This means they cannot hide the party platform from the public …they will have to take it up in front of everyone….

      • 213 cookemom
        August 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        They’re still going to say that they took care of the platform Monday. They’ll claim expediency in getting it out of the way beforehand. That, or they’ll say that for the same reason they will fore go the formality of the process and just enter it into the records. I’m betting that the platform will not be broadcast under any circumstances.

  59. 214 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    When Coward Fineman is making fun of the GOP – you know things are really bad….

  60. 216 FiredUpInCA
    August 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  61. August 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  62. 218 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    • 219 Claire
      August 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Finally someone points out this out!

    • 220 anniebella
      August 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      nospin, Michelle’s Dad had to walk with canes, he had to get up an hour early to get ready for work. He had no dancing horse for therapy. He was no rich man, but he still raised two children who grew up to be successful adults and role models. Let’s hear it for Mr. Frazier Robinson.

    • 224 vcprezofan2
      August 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you, BWD. Loved the enthusiasm! Glad you mentioned the slide show which I would have missed otherwise. In fact, I had to look carefully to find it. 😆

  63. 225 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm


    Romney on a razor’s edge between right and center
    Move to the middle to attract independent and undecided voters can’t turn off party base

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/24/3477053/romney-on-a-razors-edge-between.html#storylink=cpy

  64. 226 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  65. 227 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    • 228 cookemom
      August 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Well that sure sounds like enough magical mystery vajayjays to shut the whole thing down.

      • 229 forus50
        August 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

        Girl, you need to be tweeting these out on the intertubes! You will give LOLGOP a run for his money in the humor department.

  66. 231 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Howard Dean Shoots Down Akin Consultant’s Attempt to Downplay GOP Woman Problem

    Howard Dean slapped the taste out of Wesley Donahue’s mouth. He said, “look at the floor at the GOP convention, all you will see is a sea of white. The Republicans don’t respect minorities or women.”


  67. 234 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Obama vs. Romney 101: Women’s issues

    President Obama won the women’s vote four years ago, and he’ll need to again to win reelection, given Mitt Romney’s strength among male voters. The Obama campaign has long argued that Mr. Romney is waging a “war on women.” Team Romney says it’s Obama who is waging war on women, with policies that have harmed the economic recovery – which harms women.

    Here are some of the women’s issues on which the candidates differ.

  68. August 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    First day of the RNC delayed, huh? I believe this calls for a certain song.

  69. 237 prettyfoot58
    August 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    watching on cspan…. a tape of the 1964 Repub convention…all white …just like today…Barry Goldwater delivering a warmongering speech…sounds alot like Mitt

  70. August 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Their is a Republican poll out there that says Romney Ryan plan great, accept major Medicare cuts, ACA sucks, austerity now.

    It is the biggest form of propaganda yet from a pollster, who used to work for Bush.
    It’s on Politico, so I will not post, but it is unbelievable. Basically, the whole Country is ready for Austerity and major Cuts.


    Yet, the President has a 1 point lead Nationally. Now, how can the President be close, if all the questions inside of it, favor Romney /Ryan? Anyone???

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