Rise and Shine

Yet another TOD post that has been reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others simply to drive up his reblog’s traffic. He doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, as another woman found out: explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks


Charlie Crist (Tampa Bay Times): …. As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history.

…. Many have already forgotten how deep and daunting our shared crisis was in the winter of 2009, as President Obama was inaugurated. It was no ordinary challenge, and the president served as the nation’s calm through a historically turbulent storm.

…. President Obama has a strong record of doing what is best for America and Florida, and he built it by spending more time worrying about what his decisions would mean for the people than for his political fortunes. That’s what makes him the right leader for our times, and that’s why I’m proud to stand with him today.

Read it in all its glory here

Thanks Dotster


Remember that boy from 2009 at the town hall meeting in New Orleans? I had no idea until last night that he’s the same boy in the third photo of the ‘If Kids could vote’ post: Tyren Edward Anthony Scott.

Huge thanks to his mother Lisa, a subscriber here, for letting me know.

“He was nine when he asked the President that question and in your latest picture he’s 12. President Obama stood there with us, talked for about three minutes, he remembered Tyren and signed an 11 x 14 picture of their first encounter.”

Thank you again Lisa, will email you later today – Tyren has grown in to a fine young man!

President Barack Obama signs a photograph as he greets people on the tarmac upon arrival at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




Morning everyone, it’s a bit of a busy day but I’ll drop in and out to update if anything happens. Meanwhile … chat away 😉

287 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Leaning on the door does pay.

    GM chips. 🙂

  2. 17 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 26, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Gm TOD

  3. 20 forus50
    August 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

    First time I ever was first! And tied with my old pal amk from “The Field” makes it even more special!

    • 21 amk for obama
      August 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

      GM forus. We are Al pals alright. 🙂

      Missing him ‘severely’, as chips would say.

      • 22 forus50
        August 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

        Me too!! I need him to bring a dose of reality to the polling now that Nate is trying to play middle of the road and comes up with nothing interesting for analysis. I posted this a few days ago that national polling is meaningless and I still don’t get why it’s tracked. But if it’s tracked people will look at it and try to make sense of it, which is again; senseless and meaningless.

        My analogy of it is would be to consider totaling up all National League baseball teams scores one night and comparing it to the total scores of all American League teams that same night. Let’s say Romney is National and his score is 38 and the American League is Obama and his total scores was 24. We would all be FREAKING OUT! That’s about how sensical a national poll is because we all know that Presidential elections are 50 separate elections just like the baseball teams are 30 separate games.

        Just like baseball right now (as there are only about 8 teams to watch as all the other teams are not going to the playoffs or are assured of a playoff spot) only abuot 8 swing state polls matter. The ONLY polls that matter are swing states. Repeat after me…:)

        • 23 amk for obama
          August 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

          Yup. Al predicted that nate will go msm way once he signed up for it. Now and then, he does try to cover his ass by predicting Obama win. His charm has definitely worn off.

      • 24 lamh35
        August 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

        I follow Al on FB & he still post things on US politics all the time there. yall should follow him there. plus like at The Field if u ask him questions he answers them personally

        • 25 amk for obama
          August 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

          Thanks a bunch lamh. Pity I hate FB and have never signed up for it.

          Does he do twitter?

          • 26 lamh35
            August 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

            I don’t think he has a twitter account.

            But he is very active on FB. We’ve had convos on sports, politics, u name it. and if you have an interesting post on ur page he even responds to those

    • 27 theo67
      August 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Congrulations on your first place tie, forus50!

  4. 29 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:06 am

    AARP should mail those medicare/medicaid toons to all its subscribers. At least, it might change a few addled brains.

  5. 30 ourmanflint
    August 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Awesome. Such a wonderful story of Tyren and his President. Thanks Chips and good morning everyone!!!

  6. 31 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Crist raining all over the kkkonvention is an additional message to the thugs from god himself?

    • 32 amk for obama
      August 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Had to tweet it.

    • August 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Isaac is laughing some more…

      G’morning Chips, TOD, and congratulations amk for # 1! 🙂 🙂

      • 34 amk for obama
        August 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

        GM hf. That pic was worth leaning on the door. (vc is gonna be pissed off).

        As I said in the last thread, I may believe there is a god after all. 🙂

  7. August 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The republican party in Flirida is freaking out over Crist endorsement, simply livid. They ate trying to discredit Crist.
    Also, Chris Hayes panel as a Black Libertarian, and a Robnry adviser on the tv box. Simply put, the Panels are all jacked up.
    Also, Crossroads Chief(rove) thinks the Welfare ad will change the perception of how People see the President, despite the fact it’s a lie.
    Remember, Robney will find it very difficult to lie in the debates. And he knows it.

    • 36 theo67
      August 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

      I’m beginning to wonder if Romney will find it hard to lie in the debates. He’ll have a willing media hack in front of him asking simple questions, only one minute for rebuttal from the President to call him out on his lies, and two solid minutes to lie himself into hell. There just won’t be enough time to give a really good rebuttal and to answer back against two full minutes of lies, and the President is going to want to use his two minutes to call out his achievements and challenge the plans of the Republicans to make it clear that they are diabolical and destructive. I just don’t like the format of the debates.

  8. 37 ChristiMTL
    August 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I don’t know how this tax cheat gets away with this.

    Mitt Romney Reaped Huge Tax Benefits Based On ‘Active’ Role At Bain Capital

    Romney has repeatedly insisted during the presidential campaign that layoffs and other controversy surrounding Bain Capital companies for the past decade are not his responsibility, because he retired in 1999.

    That still leaves Romney in a rhetorical jam: For tax purposes, he claims an active status; for political purposes, he claims to have zero to do with the investments.

    The distinction is valuable, for the IRS treats passive and active income and losses differently. If a passive investment loses money, the taxpayer can only write off that loss if passive gains have also been made and only at a 15 percent rate. But active losses can be written off at a 35 percent rate and deducted from the taxpayer’s ordinary income. In other words, a taxpayer wants active losses, not passive losses. So by describing many of his investments as active, Romney saves himself millions of dollars in taxes.


    • 38 ChristiMTL
      August 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Of course the Romney camp used the same excuse….blind trust……his personal friend and lawyer.

      The blind trust that invested 10 millions in Tagg Romney’s company.

      • 39 busbus
        August 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

        Personally, I’ve been wondering why the video of Mitt Romney saying (in 1994) that, “”Blind Trust is an Age-Old Ruse,” hasn’t been placed into a perpetual loop through direct advertising and/or through social media.

  9. August 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

    OH MY GOSH, what an absolutely wonderful update about Tyren!! He’s grown into such a handsome young man. So pleased he got to reunite with PBO. Thanks so much to Chips and his beautiful Mom for keeping us posted. Very best to him and his family!!

    • 42 0388jojothecat
      August 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      TO TYREN AND HIS MOM: Thank you Tyren for being so brave and asking a beautiful heartfelt question to President Obama. His answer to you was correct…A LOT OF PEOPLE VOTED FOR, AND STILL LOVES PBO, AND STILL DO TODAY. Please keep working hard as a student, do well, and remember the life of our president and first lady how they NEVER GAVE UP. Thank you Tyren’s mom for taking him to see the president…twice….and for raising a wonderful young man.

  10. 44 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 26, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Good Morning all from Palm Beach County. Just getting high wind and rains here. Talked to my friend Gosal in the Keys last night. They are fine now but are without power as we speak. Monroe County (Keys) Miami-Dade, and Broward County are without power. I am the next county up. Jovie is up by my daughter who is at the University of Tampa. Hope all is well up there. Reading twitter we have a lot of anger at the GOP and some are wishing for a terrible storm. We must remember that we are proud Democrats and care about everyone. We should not wish ill will or danger on anyone.

    Jovie, until I lose power can you keep me informed of the weather situation up there? Thank you in advance.

    • 45 hopefruit2
      August 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Be safe proudmember. I also have close relatives in the general Miami, Tampa Bay and surrounding areas so I am not wishing for anything terrible. Many good DEMS live in those areas.

    • August 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

      It’s going To hit The Southern Part of The Keys, and track up the Gulf Toward New Orleans(again). Winds are at 65 MPH, and wil be a Cat 2 before it hits New Orleans
      Be safe!

      • 47 dotster3
        August 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

        I see southwest Fl. is under tornado watch, mandatory evacuation for Ft. Myers Beach, Bonita Beach and other islands.

      • 48 dotster3
        August 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

        The current tracker I saw had it heading straight for Mobile, Al. with effects stretching from New Orleans to the west and the Fl Panhandle to the east.

    • August 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Please take good care and stay safe. And best to GOSAL as well. You are both doing an amazing job to help re-elect PBO there in FL and I thank you so much for that.

      • 50 Renegade522/AuntSis
        August 26, 2012 at 8:53 am

        Good Morning, All: Reporting in from South Florida – Miami Beach. It is overcast with a few drizzles. We have power and its seems like a typical wet Sunday. Hope its not the ‘calm before the storm’. I hope to venture about it stays like this. I just read online that the University is closed tomorrow so I am getting excited about picking up my Apple Notebook Pro tomorrow. Yeah!!

    • August 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

      There’s power in Miami-Dade county.

    • 53 desertflower
      August 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Be safe! Will call my family in FL today to see how they are…brother in Bradonton and parents in Port Charlotte area ( Hurricane Charlie area!) My daughter’s best friend goes to UT, too:) Small world. Just be safe….that goes for everyone…

    • 54 theo67
      August 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      One thing’s been sticking out at me about this storm and the GOP refusal to cancel or move their convention (and the unending media coverage about how it will impact only the convention, with little message of anyone else in the region). If this storm was heading towards a DNC convention, I’m sure the right wingers would be demanding that President Obama and his crew cancel the convention so that the authorities could focus their attention on keeping the people, residents, pets and their property intact and out of harm’s way. We would be hearing about how selfish and tone-deaf it is to channel attention to a convention when a category 2 hurricane is bearing down. And the fact that the RNC will be proposing no actual ideas, policies, plans to unite the country – it’s a real waste of time, energy, oxygen and resources.

  11. 55 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

  12. 56 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

  13. 59 forus50
    August 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Awesome awesome post Chips! I love the Charlie Crist column – those extremists (the media needs to stop calling them conservatives – wth) are getting battered from every direction. The cartoons are awesome. You would think by now that Mike Lukovich would have influenced the electorate in Georgia with his brilliant cartoons in the Atlanta paper.

    • 60 Dudette
      August 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

      PBO is only 3% down in GA, forus50 — we could turn the state blue again!

      • 61 forus50
        August 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

        Oh that’s great to hear! I see it’s “safe Romney” in electoral college maps but so was Indiana last year for McCain up until Sept. In 2008 I flew from Chicago to Georgia to do voter registration for 3 days with my sister and her OFA group – it was so fun!

        • 62 gcwp1
          August 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

          Thank you for that! I admire all who canvass, of course, but even more, those that go into unfamiliar territory!

  14. 63 dotster3
    August 26, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I cannot tell a lie——or take sole credit for the Crist scoop. Others beat me to it. The earlier birds got the worm. But at least we all made sure it got notice, this excellent “Welcome to Florida, GOP!” by former Gov. Crist.

    • 64 forus50
      August 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

      dotster – if you can’t take credit for this I still want to thank you for all the other hundreds that you post here. You are a gem – I read everything you post as it’s all great stuff.

  15. August 26, 2012 at 8:31 am

    And Chris Hayes first guest, Michael Steele???

    • 67 hopefruit2
      August 26, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Michael Steele said that he was not invited to the RNC convention, and the GOP is blaming him for selecting Tampa as the location for the convention during hurricane season. Hmmm…Methinks Michael Steele is going to do an “ooops” at the ballot box and darken the circle near Barack Obama’s name!!

      • 68 Don
        August 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

        Motherfuck Michael Steele, he knew goddamn well what the Republican Party was all about and yet he still rode along with that shit.

        • 69 hopefruit2
          August 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

          HAHA! Tell us how you feele about Steele…

        • 70 prettyfoot58
          August 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

          i agree with you Don….

          i have no sympathy for him…but i will take his vote for PBO….

          speaking about the Republican Party…what about all the folks like Crist who do not see themselves in the politics of todays GOP…do you see a chance of a splinter movement within that party to create another party…or will these folks become part of the Democratic Party creating a new wing in the Dem Party…

      • August 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

        Wow, can they diss him more than this? Ha, they deserve each other!

      • 74 dotster3
        August 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

        People thought that about Condi Rice too—–until she endorsed Willard and accepted a speaking spot at the convention, as well as other appearances for Willard. I think these AA Repubs have chosen their path, for whatever convoluted reasons, and stay there. I think they see themselves as separate, superior in some way, want to identify with the rich peoples’ party, to say nothing of the job possibilities provided by simply being a minority in a party where they are so scarce. (“Look! We have black people too! See those 2 over there!”)

        • 75 Pamela
          August 26, 2012 at 11:11 am

          Money. The reason is money, easy.

        • August 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

          Is that fair? Life long democrats wouldn’t change either and for many AA’s it was and is the party of Lincoln although he may be rolling over in his grave at what it has become. Those who bug me are democrats who say they won’t vote for Obama because he has failed them, or not lived up to his promises. I tell them to stop watching Fox news but I find their disappointment more nauseating than someone who sticks to their guns even if they vote otherwise.

  16. 78 Sara
    August 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Many thanks for reposting the first time Tyren met President Obama. At the time I thought the President’s answer was so gentle and kind and exactly appropriate for a 4th grader. If Willard were to be asked that question can you imagine his answer? I think it would be nonsense and belligerent and snarky.

    • 79 forus50
      August 26, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Completely agree Sara. What a thoughtful, kind answer from then Senator Obama keeping in mind the personal question and that he had a national audience. About 6 months ago I dug up that video to send to a friend – it’s great to see it again and am not surprised that President Obama remembered him.

      • August 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

        Does anyone know the the name of the music that is playing in that video? I know I’ve heard it before and I can’t remember.

        • 81 forus50
          August 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

          Hmm…there isn’t any music in the New Orleans video with Tyren Scott that I hear. ? But watching it again, I had forgotten this was AFTER POTUS had been elected.

      • 82 Nena20409
        August 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

        That was pres Obama in 2009, not sen Obama….just to set the record straight.

    • August 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

      His question was so tender and thoughtful. And I love that PBO took the time to answer it well and ask for an applause for Tyren.

  17. 84 Eveingeorgia
    August 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Charlie Crist: Wow. Young New Orleans boy: Double Wow. Thanks for these.

    • 86 99ts
      August 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

      “With the Secret Service at the helm, the FBI, the Coast Guard and the military have taken extensive steps to guard against potential terrorist attacks as well as uprisings from anarchists intent on disrupting the five-day event.”

      Fancy the GOP using all those government resources – when money could be much better spent given tax reductions to the wealthy. Besides which, it appears the weather will cause more disruption than anything else. The GOP should declare war on the weather.

      • 87 desertflower
        August 26, 2012 at 11:51 am

        Yes, how ABOUT that! They couldn’t even hold (build) a convention by themselves! damn govt!

      • 88 theo67
        August 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        Most of these resources should be going to keep the residents safe during this storm – not the millionaires and their lackeys.

    • 89 a4alice
      August 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

      I can’t express enough how much of a flippin drag it was when the RNC was held in St Paul last election. I couldn’t move in my own town. For some STUPID reason I and my husband decided to try walking around in our own city during the convention because we wanted to see how bad it was. It was very scary. Lots of temporary steel barricades and guys who were not smiling in full swat gear. I thought wow, what a great way to show up on the national spotlight. We looked like and were a city in military lockdown

      And the people in Tampa will probably have the same conversation that we did here. Some will say it’s better to over protect than under protect. Some will decry the “lockdown” (and believe me, it was, after dark, I had the dickens of a time just trying to drive home from work one night when i was late). There was a whole bunch of fingerpointing and it just did nothing for business whatsoever. The bars, restaurants in st paul that thought they would get a boost didn’t. the Conventioners couldn’t get to them.

      It was just dumb.

      Allright. I’m done. I guess that struck a nerve Jovie. It was a bad memory for my city. It really made me more than ever feel like voting for PBO at that time and it had nothing to do with his campaign. Maybe the people of Tampa will feel the same way.

      OK steps off the soapbox now. Back to cheerful self

  18. 90 dotster3
    August 26, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Jenna Wolfe on Today asked David Gregory about the Crist endorsement, and he ignored the question and proceeded with his GOP talking points and what Willard “needs to do” at the convention—-which was—-make people think he is human when it is obvious he is some sort of lab experiment gone terribly awry. They’re trying so hard to make Willard adorable and cuddly because no one likes him. Miss Ann said on ET that he’s not stiff at all in real life!!!——he doesn’t even comb his hair on the weekends!!!!—–goes around all bedheaddy! And that is really going to make me rethink my vote!!! 🙂

    • 91 theo67
      August 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      I saw a promo with one of the CNN talking heads who’s doing an expose on Willard either tonight or tomorrow night. The shots are of them walking around, smiling, laughing, having a grand old time. I wonder if she’ll feel any regret when her 401K disappears again or her kids get sick and she has to declare bankruptcy, or her kids are sent off to war with Iran (or Syria now, since Willard is promising to invade Syria if he gets to be president), or she finds out that a burst water pipe has exploded under her home because of lack of infrastructure, or two planes crash into each other because of the antiquated air traffic control system – or whether she’ll be thrilled that she’s got a nice fat tax cut check from 161,000 people’s pocket. And MSNBC has been doing their best to present the Mormon church in glowing terms, even though they’ve never once lifted a finger to correct the negative assumptions about Muslims or the President. I think I’m going to avoid politics for the next week, and look forward to the cleansing and uplifting DNC convention next week.

  19. 92 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

    • 93 hopefruit2
      August 26, 2012 at 8:46 am

      The truth is, and what the MSM won’t ever admit, is that if we really take a hard look on who has the better ideas AND a better RECORD on issues related to the economy, President Obama wins hands down. And that is the reason why the Romney camp does NOT want to talk about the economy – even though we keep hearing from the media that the Obama camp doesn’t want to talk about the economy and the Romney camp wants to but has been unable to do so. This is hogwash.

      The Romney camp does not want to talk about the economy and is striving to create a situation where no one really knows Romney’s economic plans/ideas, but simply imagine him to be better on the economy and therefore will vote for him on that basis. That is a dirty manipulative trick, and the MSM is enabling it with their endless attempts to suggest that Romney is somehow superior on the economy than President Obama.

      • August 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

        The debates will out a spotlight on all of this, trust me, the Robney camp is dreading the debates!

      • 99 prettyfoot58
        August 26, 2012 at 10:48 am

        The Romney camp does not want to talk about the economy and is striving to create a situation where no one really knows Romney’s economic plans/ideas



      • 100 Pamela
        August 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

        And this is why they are pissed at Gov Crist.

      • 101 theo67
        August 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        This is true. I was listening to NPR this morning, and they had some economist come on and say “there’s no real way for us to know who is the better candidate for the economy”. I lost it. So, all the CBO reports outlining the impacts of the two opposing policies doesn’t give us any way to know? Seeing the actual record of this President who rescued the country from the brink of depression, all while battling a dark enemy who stated that their only goal was to destroy his presidency – regardless of the impact to the country that was on the precipice of economic doomsday? We can’t see people lining up in queues outside restaurants, spending their hard earned money? We didn’t just see a rover land on Mars? We don’t have 125000 troops now employed in the United States through the First and Second ladies’ initiative? We don’t know what kind of trade deals have been signed, or what money has been put towards burgeoning industries that will be the secret to American competitiveness in the future? We don’t have good economic indicators on nearly ever front? And I thought of these before I even had any coffee!

        I switched it off. Don’t need to listen to idiots – especially on a Sunday morning.

  20. 102 utaustinliberal
    August 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Good on Charlie Crist. There are many like him in his party who aren’t bigwigs but everyday people who are disgusted by what they was considered their party. They feel like outsiders and they will be voting for Pres. Obama. They may not shout it out loud but they will.

    • 103 prettyfoot58
      August 26, 2012 at 10:54 am


      i had asked this up thread…and i wonder what you think of this…

      speaking about the Republican Party…what about all the folks like Crist who do not see themselves in the politics of todays GOP…do you see a chance of a splinter movement within that party to create another party…or will these folks become part of the Democratic Party creating a new wing in the Dem Party…

  21. 105 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

    A life long supporter of the labour party was lying on his death bed when he suddenly decided to join the Tory party.

    “But why?” asked his puzzled friend, “You were labour through out your life … Why change now?”

    The man leaned forward and explained: “Well, I’d rather it was one of them that died and not one of us.”

  22. August 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Ain’t this some shit! Chris Hayes has three Libertarians on His Show, Joan Walsh cannot get in a word edgewise, and Chris Hayes is arguing about taxes and Cutting Social Security.
    It’s his fault for jacking up his panel, the discussion is hard right, all the time. And when it is not hard right, it’s hard left and blaming the President- like yesterday.
    What a terrible Show.
    In other News, I have to go Open OFA office this Morning, and get things going for Sunday.
    Have a nice Day, see you all in a few!

  23. 110 proudmemberofglobalzero
    August 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

  24. August 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

  25. 114 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Three guys go down to Mexico one night, get drunk and wake up in jail. They find out that they’re to be executed for their crimes but none of them can remember what they have done.

    The first one is strapped in the electric chair and is asked if he has any last words. He says, “I am a priest and I believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on behalf of the innocent.” They throw the switch and nothing happens; so they figure God must not want this guy to die, and let him go.

    The second one is strapped in and gives his last words. “I am an attorney and I believe in the eternal power of Justice to intervene on the part of the innocent.” The switch is thrown and again nothing happens. Figuring the law is on this guy’s side, they let him go.

    The last one is strapped in and he says “I’m an electrical engineer, and I’ll tell you right now, you’ll never electrocute anybody if you don’t connect those two wires.”

    /I am an electrical engineer. 🙂

  26. 119 hopefruit2
    August 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

    LOL! Where is John Boner in all of this. Drinking himself silly in a tanning booth? Haven’t heard a word from him all summer!

  27. 120 hopefruit2
    August 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Willard and Ms. Ann’s daily affirmation meditation session:

    Repeat 20X while walking in a circle to the drum beat.

    I have no faults
    I am perfect
    I am always right
    I am better than everyone else
    I deserve more than anyone else
    I am supreme
    I am better than anything “Obama.”
    I can do whatever I want, whenever I want.
    No one has the right to challenge me.

  28. 121 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

    A BJ post. 🙂

    Love this from McClatchy.

    Melanie Sloan and CREW are challenging Fox TV’s broadcast licenses in DC and Baltimore.

    Citing the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed News Corp.-owned newspapers in Britain, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a petition to deny Fox’s applications to renew licenses for three of its TV stations – WTTG-TV and WDCA-TV in Washington, D.C., and WUTB-TV in Baltimore.

    … Noting that being of good character is a requirement for holding a broadcast license, CREW’s Sloan said, “If the Murdochs don’t meet British standards of character, they can’t meet American standards. The Atlantic Ocean has no character-cleansing properties.”

    A Fox spokesperson declined to comment.


    • 122 desertflower
      August 26, 2012 at 11:57 am


      • 123 susanne
        August 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        hallelujah!!! i’ve been watching for this development, and rubbing my hands in glee in hopes it would happen. love this line–‘if the murdochs don’t meet british standards of character, they can’t meet american standards.’ can’t wait to see the faux spews folks sputtering in indignation as the lights go out on their set.

  29. August 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Also, just heard on radio, Rinse expects a ten point bump from his Convention.
    I have heard about playing the Refs, but pollsters??? Jeeze, what is he smoking?

  30. 131 hopefruit2
    August 26, 2012 at 9:13 am

  31. 134 forus50
    August 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • 135 forus50
      August 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

      It’s 4 years even though the Dems controlled Congress in 2 of those years. The “NO” Obstuctionist “January 2009: goal is to make Barack Obama a one term president”. They used the filibuster like never in history, required a super majority, blah blah blah. Yeah, he single handedly used any legal way to work around those treasonist bastards to get anything and everything passed.

    • 136 prettyfoot58
      August 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Now You know this is a feat.that we will be talking about for a long time….

      i wonder how cohesive the Republican Congress will be after PBO wins….i think we will see much more cooperation …


  32. 137 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

  33. 144 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

  34. 145 vcprezofan2
    August 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I totally ♥ that Mitt movie preview. 😀
    Thanks Ms Chips, and make sure you are comfortably padded as you ‘drop in and out’. We don’t want you injured in any way. 😉 😉

    Sending Sunday wishes out to all TODobots! Those of you in the path of the storm “Take good care of yourselves, your family and your neighbours”! Those of you recovering from some hard grassroot-y work yesterday, maybe you’ll be able to put your feet up a little today and recharge. Thanks again, you have no idea how encouraging your efforts AND REPORTS are to those of us who really can’t be involved in the nitty-gritty aspects of this campaign.!

    • 146 vcprezofan2
      August 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

      BTW, Amk, congrats! Not sure yet how I feel about my classified strategy being publicized. I’ll get back to you on that! {tried and tested palin-romney solution} 😉

  35. 147 dotster3
    August 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

    AP write-up of Obama interview—-with the exception of a couple semi-snark comments, it is a good one—–PBO making clear that Willard has become too extreme and that he lies. In Sunday papers/websites across the country.


    • 148 taiping1
      August 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

      I thought Ben Feller did a good job. How refreshing to have an interviewer who actually lets the president answer the questions without constant interruptions.

  36. 149 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Wow what a scathing rubuke of the Party that he once was a member of and a full-throated support of PBO. I must say I admire his grit to tell it like it is. Way to go Charlie Crist!!!

    • 150 forus50
      August 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

      I agree – he didn’t mince words and play both sides of the fence. Unless Floridians like snake oil more than tanning oil, Obama is gonna win the Sunshine state!

  37. 151 forus50
    August 26, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Watch “The Do-Over” on widescreen on your computer – it is so well done it’s just like watching the previews at the movies!! Rated “N” for Not Gonna Work is HILARIOUS!

  38. 153 hopefruit2
    August 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Oh the irony….

  39. August 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

  40. August 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Mittens has even lost The Economist. LOLz.

  41. August 26, 2012 at 9:54 am

    This is just all a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it?

  42. 165 hopefruit2
    August 26, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Especially since Rand was not promised that cabinet spot…

    • 166 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

      So get up at the convention and tell us why you don’t fully endorse him, Ron, you little crackpot, you.

  43. 167 collegekay
    August 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Didn’t Charlie Christ back John McCain in 2008?

  44. 174 dotster3
    August 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I’m innocently sliding the Sun. paper out from its protective wrapper, and YIKES! —there’s Willard and Miss Ann fakily smiling back at me from the cover of Parade magazine! Hot potato! Couldn’t get rid of that thing fast enough! Suffered the same fate as the neighbor’s Newsweek with the bad Obama article which was delivered to my mailbox by mistake—–to be seen nevermore.

    • 175 Debz
      August 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

      When i woke up this am hubby told me he was going to hide the paper and just leave the Parade magazine for me, but thought that would be too cruel! 🙂

  45. August 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Observation- I have noticed that here and a bunch of other left leaning blogs, that People live their Liberal media.
    I am so suspicious of the liberal media, here is why? During the Stimulus battle, all we heard from the Liberal media was, it was not big enough. Without defending what was in it, it was easily defined as Big Givernment.
    Then, the ACA discussion, for one year the Liberal media freaked out over no public option, and had Weiner and Dean on every night to prove their agenda.
    This has led to where we are now, both bills are seen as big Government, albeit the ACA is starting to poll better.
    In conclusion, I am so suspicious of the MSM and how they have not informed the public, that a lot of tines I jump the gun, on certain comments, toward them.
    Maybe, I should find a way to get an App for Twitter, as the “Twitter hitting- back brigade”, seems to inoculate them from any criticism, that Liberal media lovers may have.
    In essence, can’t we all just get along?

    • 177 hopefruit2
      August 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

      The liberal media gets plenty of criticism here, and from the TOD Twitter brigade as well. We are just as skeptical of them as you are jovie.

      • August 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

        I guessed you missed my point! Never mind, I did not intend for you to internalize it, as I realize you hit them in the mouth.
        Where I run into trouble, here and on other blogs, is when I jump the gun and make a comment of someone I see, and it turns out that maybe that particular instance said person on tv, stuck up for the President.
        Then, people cone out of cyberspace, people we have not seen in months and go crazy, telling me it’s my imagination and actually stick up for a Gross Media.
        I don’t even cate if I am always negative toward the media, they deserve it. IMO.

  46. 179 dotster3
    August 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Buddy Roemer again! on MHP!!!???? Unjust punishment!

    • 180 Nena20409
      August 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Weekend Fest? The LA luv connection? And his harsh criticisms are always….you know, towards the President.

    • August 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

      This is a great example of liberal media, trying to placate both sides and to not piss off the right.
      Meanwhile, the Likes of Hannity, oreily, Beck etc, always have hard right gusts that agree with them.
      The difference, an uninformed public and a tilted right media!

  47. 182 ChristiMTL
    August 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

    RNC Chair on Romney’s birther joke: Can’t we have “levity” in politics?

    I don’t even know what it means….what is levity in politics?

    • 183 Nena20409
      August 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

      “Levity” my butt. There NOTHING funny about denying a citizen his Full citizenship, let alone implying that a duly elected sitting president is an Illegal, fraudulent POTUS. If the lazy media would address it in those stark form, the rightwingers may think their hate, but they will No longer speak it loudly.

      • 184 ChristiMTL
        August 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

        I tweeted yesterday the Romney camp reply when the President made the dog on roof joke….something that actually happened, something that Romney laughed about when asked about it…….the root of the birther conspiracy is hatred and racism.

        Here’s the reply: Obama Continues To Embarrass Himself’ With Romney Dog Joke, Romney Campaign Says.

  48. 185 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2012 at 10:27 am

    My Gov, speaking the truth to shame the devil….

    O’Malley Slams Romney’s Birther Joke: GOP Sending ‘Coded Messages’

    “Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) blasted Mitt Romney’s joke Friday in Michigan, about how nobody has ever asked him for his birth certificate from the state — a reference to the conspiracy theories levied against President Obama — which O’Malley said was an example of the Republicans being “a party of exclusion” with problems appealing to minorities.”


  49. 191 prettyfoot58
    August 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Gooooooooood Morning…MsChipssssssss….and TODville….

    The Convention Reinvention…..rated N for Not Gonna Work,,,,

    loveeeeee it….

    and don’t i love that re-connection of the President and the lil boy….ohhh myyyy


  50. August 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Yo O’s!!!! Good Sunday morning on this yet another great getting day. All aboard the TOD shuttle bus, we’re moving FORWARD!!! I read some funny stuff about the GOP convention, Isaac (not about wishing harm, just the irony), the speakers at the convention, etc. There’s some hilarious stuff out there. I’m still trying to decide if I’ll watch. I know I won’t watch it live where it may count as ratings eyeballs. Maybe on-line if at all.

    My political take today is that race will made to be as much a deciding factor in the outcome of this election as any policy you hear from either side. There is longer a need to use the dog whistle, it’s being blasted through megaphones

    • August 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

      The Race card is mostly coming from Rove and Crossroads. One particular advantage the President has, is these Republican Strategists live in the bubble, and are not in touch with the poor or middle class Americans.

      • 194 cookemom
        August 26, 2012 at 10:48 am

        I think it’s coming from all quarters. Explicitly from repubs who are overt in their attempts to keep it front and center for their base. Implicitly from others who are in a position to loudly and publicly denounce it yet don’t. It’s not gonna be a black person, president or otherwise who will change minds or get racist whites to take note. It’s gonna have to come from respected whites to speak up and out about it at every opportunity. Anything less is like a wink and a nod. Chris Hayes and his panel touched on this yesterday. Some here condemned it. I didn’t understand that, cause it was about race relations, not PBO the president, the man.

        • August 26, 2012 at 11:03 am

          Unfortunately, CH panel yesterday focused on the President and what he should do for race relations. It was very Tavis and Cornell like.
          We can agree to disagree.

          • 196 cookemom
            August 26, 2012 at 11:11 am

            It absolutely was not. It was informative and there were several viewpoints. It was not done in the bubble of just say what I want to hear stuff. They explored race relations from different angles. Maybe it was too uncomfortable for some to hear. Not one of them blamed PBO, not one. If you got that, then you may have a predisposition to hear only the good news, not the real news on race. Every single one on that panel supported PBO. They lamented that he couldn’t be the President to his fullest potential because of the racial issues that hinder him.

  51. 198 isonprize
    August 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I still say that now is the time to point out the R-money/Lyin’ Ryan would cut funding to FEMA

  52. 200 57andFemale
    August 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

    This is an immensely important resource. And when Joe Arpaio utters his lies this week, tweet this far and wide:


  53. 203 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for the great wrap-up this morning, Chips! Glad to see the update on Tyren! I’m glad it appears he’s growing up so nicely. Bless him.

    That cartoon of the seniors being “preserved” perfectly captures Ayn Paul’s fake-earnest look: the dopey eyes and self-righteous smile. The cartoonist is very talented and pegged his personality to a tee.

    I’m tripping out tracking Hurricane Isaac on the Weather Channel and seeing folks that should be inside somewhere riding bikes on boardwalks and walking on the beach as their jackets and hair whip in the wind. Humans, I tell ya. 🙄

    • 204 lisalovesobama
      August 26, 2012 at 11:03 am

      It’s always this way in Florida. A couple years ago we were warned of a hurricane and had already been experiencing high winds, rain, and thunder. My mom and I were watching the news and they showed people at the beach. They were so damned dumb, it was beyond all comprehension. 🙄

    • 205 hopefruit2
      August 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

      These people obviously have not sat thru a real hurricane. They have some romantic notions of the storm. I will wish them well and hope that they remain safe.

  54. August 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Watching the faux movie trailer was a great way to start the day. The full movie AKA GOP convention should be good for a laugh. I am amazed at the inventiveness of people. I don’t know how you find all this stuff Chips but thanks a million.

  55. 207 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

    hahahahahaha…this is going to be a fun week. The so-called moderates of that Party are certainly trying to flex their muscle leading up to this Reinvention-Convention.

    Jeb Bush: GOP ‘Needs To Change… Reach Out To A Much Broader Audience Than We Do Today’

    By Judd Legum on Aug 26, 2012 at 10:16 am

    This morning on NBC, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush delivered a pointed critique of the modern Republican party. Bush acknowledged that that the GOP “needs to change” and “reach out to a much broader audience.”

    Bush insisted, however, that the problems with the Republican Party would not impact this year’s election.


  56. 225 forus50
    August 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Nate Silver has something new (or maybe not so new but today is the first time I saw it) with both a “NowCast” and a “Nov 6th Forecast”. To win POTUS needs 270 electoral votes. He has 290 on the NowCast and 297 on the Nov 7th Forecast. FORWARD!!

    • 226 lisalovesobama
      August 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I wouldn’t trust that inbred toolbag as far as I could through him, ergo, I never listen to anything he has to say, whether it seems to be good or bad.

      • 227 cookemom
        August 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

        Every electoral tracking group or person had PBO very much ahead. One has PBO at 265 to Robme’s 197, others not quite as favorable. Either way on this one Nate is correct. I don’t agree with some of the ways he presents his political philosophy, but he’s a good numbers guy, even when we don’t like how they add up.

        Check the web, electoral votes are in our favor.

  57. 229 Dudette
    August 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Pundits have already been trying to lower expectations for Romney’s “re-introduction” to the electorate at the convention by playing up the speakers who are being touted as the up-and-coming “future of the party” rather than the candidate himself. Let’s examine some of those shining stars and their soaring oratory skills, shall we?

    So we have “Kenneth the Page from 30 Rock” … er, I mean Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:

    • 233 amk for obama
      August 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

    • 239 Nena20409
      August 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

      The sad thing about TeaNN, they had these number on 8-24-12. They deliberately released and flamed the likely poll samples….when TeaNN in July denounced Bloogberg’s 53% to 41% poll that favored pres Obama. The media termed that poll an outlier. But TeaNN was flaming their 49% to 47% likely poll on Friday and discounting their 52% 41% registered poll numbers that favored pres Obama. These people are Mad and their racial animus is part of this equation.

  58. August 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

    So, their are Republicans outside our OFA office protesting the President and his stance on Medicare.
    Only in America!

  59. 244 edwina3
    August 26, 2012 at 11:25 am


    ROMNEY: With regards to women’s health care, look, I’m the guy that was about to get health care for all of the women and men in my state. They’re talking about it on the federal level, we actually did something.

    CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): So you’re saying, look at Romneycare?

    ROMNEY: Well, absolutely. I am very proud of what we did, and the fact that we helped women and men and children in our state… And then with regard to contraceptives, of course Republicans, myself in particular, recognize that women have a right to use contraceptives. There is absolutely no validity whatsoever to the Obama effort to try and bring that up. O


    ht democratic underground

    • 245 Dudette
      August 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Sorry, e3 — I didn’t see your post, before I posted downthread.

    • 247 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

      🙄 I knew the term “Obamacare” was eventually going to get under his skin, lol…..

    • 248 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Up is down and down is up, and people actually fall for the Romney crap (not Chris Wallace, by asking the question, but he’ll keep still).

    • 249 desertflower
      August 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      HAHAHAHA! Yes…let’s bring this up, Mittens:) YOURS COVERS ABORTION SERVICES!! Good for you, but your looney base isn’t going to like that!!

  60. 250 Don
    August 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

    And I’m betting that the Republicans that are protesting more than likely need Medicare.

  61. 251 Dudette
    August 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

    So the Etch-A-Sketch is in turbo mode today…

    Romney Touts Romneycare: I’m The Guy That Got ‘Health Care For All The Women And Men In My State’

    Just two weeks after a Romney spokesperson faced a barrage of conservative criticism for highlighting the success of the governor’s Massachusetts health care law, Romney himself bragged that the measure has expanded access to women’s health care services, including contraception. During an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Romney said he was “very proud” of Romneycare — which includes an individual mandate — for providing coverage to all women and men…

    …Indeed, almost all Massachusetts residents have complied with the law’s requirement to purchase health care coverage and women in the sate are now receiving a wide array of benefits, including family planning services.

    But Romney would significantly reduce access to health care if he’s elected president. He has pledged to repeal Obamacare, characterized the law’s provision to expand coverage for contraception as an attack against religion, and has suggested that women should “vote for the other guy” if they expect improved access to birth control.

    In the Fox interview, Romney also reiterated his desire to defund Planned Parenthood, arguing that taxpayer dollars should not fund abortion. Abortion constitutes only 3 percent of the organization’s services and it’s covered by private funds.

    • 252 PoliticalJunkessa
      August 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

      He. Can’t. Be. Serious.

      By the time this campaign is over and he has to go back to California/Michigan/Massachusetts/Utah with his tail between his legs, he will have an official diagnosis of bi-polar. The swings are becoming extreme. He needs a nap.

    • 253 amk for obama
      August 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

      His poll internals muck suck horribly. See cnn poll above. 2 to 1 women are breaking for Obama and kkkonvention hasn’t even started yet.

      • 254 PoliticalJunkessa
        August 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

        I think the Republican Women for Obama reality is really giving him heartburn. And since his campaign has no strategy or vision — only tactics and reactions — he’s gonna flop around from now until he loses on Election Day.

        There’s a screw loose in many male GOP minds: they think they can repeatedly insult, demean and exclude women (or blacks, or Hispanics, etc., etc.) and STILL retain their vote. Baffling.

    • 255 Nena20409
      August 26, 2012 at 11:44 am

      You see, the denunciation of a Romney surrogate when she touted the ACA with regard to Joe Soptic ads were Not done in a vacuum.

    • 256 0388jojothecat
      August 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Robme is proud to have given healthcare to the men and women of MA but wants to known as the man who denied it for the rest of the country…..how insane.

  62. 257 jacquelineoboomer
    August 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Love it when we can sometimes see “the chickens coming home to roost” on the Republican Party. I knew it would happen eventually (after he was lambasted by FL Repubs for daring to welcome PBO at an airport, with a simple handshake, and after he supported the teachers in the state), but seeing former FL Gov. Charlie Crist come out to endorse PBO just makes my little heart glad. The only thing I’d ask is what took him so long.

  63. 258 NurseShar
    August 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Good west coast morning folks! I didn’t see a re-cap of the morning shows today so I decided to stay away from them. I may need to have a media blackout this week. I just can’t stand seeing or listening to Romney and his lies.

  64. 260 NurseShar
    August 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

    On another note, does anyone know when the new season of Saturday night live begins? I’m convinced they had a huge role and alerting the public of Sarah Palin’s stupidity. Just think of all of the ammunition they have on Romney. It can’t help but help our side if they highlight all of his lies and awkwardness.

  65. 261 dotster3
    August 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

    MHP now allowing the promotion of the Repub Party for AAs. Helpful!—-NOT! Another example of “with friends like these…..” I always think ——out of all the possible subjects to discuss, all of the political obstruction and outrageous dishonest charges against PBO, all the truths waiting to be told, what a Willard admin. would mean to peoples’ lives etc.—–and she and her producers choose to focus the spotlight on Black Republicans and try to make that a more logical shift of allegiance than common sense would dictate. BIG SIGH AGAIN!

    • 262 amk for obama
      August 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

      We should send her that 94-0 support poll. 🙂

      How quickly she changed her colors once she got a gig is quite revealing.

    • 263 Dudette
      August 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

      I can’t even watch her show anymore. The feeling of nausea that it brings on is just too much to bear.

    • 264 dotster3
      August 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Now she’s going to give Artur Davis some air time, his shift in allegiance, that he will be speaking at the Repub convention. What’s the point of all this? It’s “there are black people who don’t like President Obama” day on her program. It’s so counter-productive. Can’t she go have these types of discussions with these peeps at a coffee shop somewhere? Don’t waste precious air time. We don’t have the luxury for this type of wasteful musing right now—–it’s crunch time and the consequences are serious.
      And MHP seems happy as a lark with all this, real pleased with herself.

      • 265 forus50
        August 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

        The complete transformation from “I can contribute some helpful dialogue into the political discussions” on Maddow’s show a few years ago to this self-satisfied Melissa Harris Perry person is astounding.

      • 266 Linda
        August 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

        It appears Cornell West may be right about her after all….

        He called her a fake and a fraud.

        • 267 Nena20409
          August 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

          Cornell West? Please.

          MHP is not the she devil. The MSNBC network is on Promoting the TBGOPers. This is the eve of their convention. Bring all TBGOPer Black Americans is part of the reinvention of Romney. It is what corporate media does. MHP is Not in support of Romney. MHP is acceptable to me more than Cornell West. They were both in Princeton for years.

    • 268 pkayden
      August 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      I hate to say this, but I don’t like MHP. I’ve tried to give her the benefit of the doubt several times and this morning I watched her entire show. That will be the last time I ever watch her show. Her insipid discussion with Black Republicans where she did not challenge them about the Republican anti-Black voter ID laws was just too much for me.


      Up with Chris Hayes may not be perfect, but at least he tries to push back against the Repub rhetoric once in a while.

    • 269 theo67
      August 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      I think she feels that she’s being provocative. She doesn’t realize that she’s not helping, and that it’s her child’s future that she’s playing with. They showed a snippet of her talking to Alex Witt yesterday morning, and Alex said to her that some of her views and commentaries engender pretty passionate responses from viewers. She took it as a badge of honor, and said that she believes that it’s her mandate to be provocative and to get people talking. She thinks this is the way to do it. People need to stop watching her show – she’s doing a lot of damage.

  66. 270 desertflower
    August 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

    NICE! Got this off of Dashboard!!! PLEASE PASS AROUND AND MAKE IT VIRAL!!!

    • 271 desertflower
      August 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Here was the info that went along with the video:

      Kim Singletary (Lady Kim) who sings the song says, “When an acquaintance heard me sing it, he asked if he could record it and put it up on YouTube to inspire others. Some ladies started playing it to get them in the mood to make calls for the Obama campaign. When I sang it at another Obama campaign office, I ran out of my 75 copies of the CD and had to print another 100!”
      Right under the YouTube video, viewers can click and register to vote. Or they download an App for where and how to vote. This is so important for States where Republicans are trying to keep people from voting.

      Watch the video and get Fired Up! Then, copy and send this message as an e-mail to all your friends and family. Tweet, Facebook, and post the links on your website or blog.

    • 272 prettyfoot58
      August 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Simplyyyyyyyyyyyyy AWESome

    • 273 a4alice
      August 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Wow. that’s great DF! Thanks! 🙂

  67. 274 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

    On a really positive note. I just found out that with the over 300 people who came out for our office opening/phonebank yesterday we made over 33,000 calls into Virginia to talk to supporters about voting for PBO this November. Wow! Wow! Wow!

  68. 279 Bill R.
    August 26, 2012 at 11:51 am

    The Crist endorsement is huge. He is popular in Florida, especially when compared to the present governor. Middle of the road, and mainstream.

    • 280 Jessica
      August 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

      I’m still mad at him. He should have remained in office and we wouldn’t be stuck with Lord Voldemort aka Rick Scott. But I appreciate the endorsement.

    • 282 jacquelineoboomer
      August 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      And wasn’t it his buddy – the former chair of the Florida Republican Party – who came out and spilled the beans about all of the voter suppression destruction his fellow Repubs were planning, after they saw PBO win in ’08? Yeah, I’m thinking many more profiles in courage will be speaking out. Hallelujah – it’s raining “decent” Republicans (well, a few)!

  69. 283 amk for obama
    August 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

    A couple of texans are out in the woods, huntin’ and shootin’ when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head.

    The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”

    The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”

    There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy’s voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?”

    /with that, gunnite folks.

  70. 285 Don
    August 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I just can’t take the MHP show anymore, it seems as though most times the guest talk in abstract terms, they don’t speak to real world issues or solutions to those issues. It is almost like a group of well-off friends that meet up once a week at Starbucks and talk in a detached way about the community they live in.

    • 286 forus50
      August 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Totally. It’s the philosophical worldview that the GOP THOUGHT Obama would use to govern. Instead they got their asses kicked by a genius legislator. So now they are questioning if he really was a professor! OMG, they are so not used to this kind of Democrat.

  71. August 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    New “Chat away’ post everyone, will catch up later 😉


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