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12

It’s Charlotte Time Again

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MSNBC 1 * MSNBC 2 * C-Span * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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5:0 – 6:0: Antonio Villaraigosa * Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie * Presentation of Colors * Pledge of Allegiance * National Anthem: Branford Marsalis * Luis V. Gutierrez * Diana DeGette * John A. Pérez * Thomas M. Menino * Judy Chu * Steve Westly * An Economy Built to Last Video: Small Business * John Larson * Ken Myers

6:0 – 7:0: Richard Trumka * Steve Israel * Patty Murray * Pedro R. Pierluisi * An Economy Build to Last Video: Energy * Tom Steyer * Charles Schumer * Karen Bass * Al Green (Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas) Emanuel Cleaver, II * Dannel Malloy

Detailed schedule here

New Charlotte post around about 7:0

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Christopher Dilts for Obama for America

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166 Responses to “It’s Charlotte Time Again”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Yes

  2. 4 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Can you believe that crap the GOP are trying to push about the President to being able to fill the arena? Seriously as if he ever had that problem as POTUS

    • September 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Yes I can believe it. They don’t know how to push anything else but crap.

    • 9 Claire
      September 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Let them push it. They really don’t believe it. They’ll try anything to discourage Dem voters.

    • 10 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      they come off as whiny as*ed titty babies. Not worth any attention.

    • 11 susanne
      September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      la times reports 65k supporters unable to be seated due to weather:

      “We’ve been working closely on the ground with an advisory team. This is not a Panthers game, as you may know,” Psaki told reporters from Air Force One, as the president flew to Charlotte. “It’s a national special security event. So the criteria used for that is ensuring that we’re not putting the public safety or security of anybody in the audience at risk.”

      Republicans pounced on the move, however, suggesting that convention officials made the change because they couldn’t fill the stadium.

      Wasserman Schultz dismissed that.
      “Oh, please,” she said. “We had 65,000 credentials that had already been distributed and activated, and we had 19,000 on the waiting list.”

      http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-dnc-obama-speech-plan-20120905,0,5396993.story

      • 12 akimbo11
        September 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        I am loving the Democratic Convention. I want to thank The Obama Diary for being such a positive beautiful website/blog. Thank you Chipsticks. I rarely leave comments (okay only once before) but I do check in and I love and support what you are doing here, and have been doing for all this time. For every attention seeking hater there are many more of us quiet supporters. Bless you for staying strong and keeping up this great beautiful work. I often check in with TOD when I want some uplifting inspiration. okay enough gushing for now… Go Dems!

  3. 13 kathryn kivett
    September 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Go to weather channel….remnants of Isaac in N. Gulf and being watched for Tropical activity…Hurrican Leslie out in Atlantic…very unsettled weather in NC and the call to move speech was very wise and prudent.

  4. 14 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Sorry if this was already posted.

    Sasha and Malia Obama will head to Charlotte for the final night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, according to a White House pool report. Campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Sasha and Malia Obama will fly out on Thursday after school to attend their father’s speech. President Obama joined first lady Michelle Obama in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

  5. September 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Chipsticks, since your moderators don’t seem to want any of my comments since the day your site displayed a YouTube frame linked to a Sarah Palin clip and I mentioned that I thought you might have an IT problem, I’ll just say I do wish you continued success with your blog, to whom I’ve referred many people. I’m not a troll by any means, but I think you may just want to nix out folks you feel you don’t know well and that is fine. I’ll go back to reading only on the occasional visit.

    You’ve done great work here and I greatly appreciate it and wish you well.

    Best,

    Diane Wilcox

  6. 20 xtine
    September 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    9th & 1st? 🙂

  7. 21 vcprezofan2
    September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Jeez louise, Chips, do you think you could give us time to catch up BEFORE the night gets into full swing? Some of us weren’t yet finished reading the last thread! 🙄

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        September 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        There ought to be some little respect for those of us who move more slowly than others….just saying. I’ve missed one entire post because I left for a little bit and now I won’t be able to read THAT BEFORE the Wednesday night avalanche…. which I’m already missing by talking to you. Bye!

        • 24 PoliticalJunkessa
          September 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

          Noooooo — we need lots of thread turnover during the convention! The computers get cranky otherwise, especially as people start adding YouTubes and re-Tweets. Get yo’ game up, VC! 😛

          • 25 vcprezofan2
            September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

            Okay dear, PJ, am pulling up my socks. 😛 😛 Of course you had no need to worry. Chips never pays too much attention to my whining because she knows I don’t mean it. I just enjoy harassing her. 😉

  8. 26 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Have no idea if this has any validity.

    ” A team of hackers claims to have obtained Mitt Romney’s tax returns and say the documents will be released at the end of September unless the candidate transfers $1 million in Bitcoins, an online currency. The group allegedly stole the files from Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s Tennessee office on Aug. 25. If Romney fails to pay the ransom, the hackers say, “the entire world will be allowed to view the documents with a publicly released key to unlock everything.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/09/05/hackers-ransom-for-romney-s-tax-returns.html#comments

  9. September 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Did anyone post this today?

    pm carpenter . . .

    September 05, 2012
    311 to 227, and counting
    Nate Silver:

    [O]ur forecast has moved toward Barack Obama over the past several days. It now gives him about a [76%] chance of winning the Electoral College on Nov. 6.

    … which translates into 311 votes for Obama, and for Romney, 227.

    Silver boils it down:

    1. Polls usually overrate the standing of the candidate who just held his convention.
    2. Mitt Romney just held his convention…. The national polls … have shown an almost exact tie in the race.
    3. If the polls overrate Mr. Romney, and they show only a tie for him now, then he will eventually lose.

    Rest of post here: http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/

    • 31 Claire
      September 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Nate Silver has President Obama’s electoral vote at 310.9 up 12.8 since Aug. 28. Romney is at 227.1 down 12.8 since Aug. 28.

      President Obama’s chance of winning is 76.3% up 7.6% since Aug. 28. Romney’s chance of winning is 23.7% down 7.6% since Aug. 28.

    • 32 pkayden
      September 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Boy, I hope you’re right. I agree with you that all the $$$ Romneybot 2.0 and his allies are pouring into this race doesn’t seem to be helping him. Unlike fancy homes and cars and stocks and bonds, The Bot needs to understand that America is not up for sale.

  10. September 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Love the new app. Much improved and visually very nice.

    • 35 Claire
      September 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I read that this morning, but I don’t think it’s bad news. When we add over 100K jobs in a month, the economy is improving. Also, it reminds us that he congress never even voted on the POTUS jobs bill.

    • 36 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Don’t care what msm want to say. We already know that GOP obstructionism is a large part of the problem and we know what we have to do. Vote Straight Dem ticket in November. Make sure we have a filibuster proof Congress so we can get the serious work done.

    • 38 theo67
      September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Any bad news is better handled under President Obama, than under any Republican. Even if the worst was to happen, I’d much rather have President Obama leading the way, than Mitt Romney or any of the other selfish losers on the right. That’s why I don’t get why people say a bad economy is bad news for President Obama. It’s bad news for Americans who are still struggling, but there was bad economic news when President Obama took over, and he’s made it better. He’ll continue to make it better. And the fact that the GOP have yet to acknowledge that it was their policies that created the mess, it would be kind of difficult for them to fix a problem they cannot see!

  11. 39 Claire
    September 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Chris is hyping Clinton a little too much. The man has his issues, he’s no where near perfect. Chris sounds like how repubs idolize reagan.

    • 40 nospin
      September 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      I know right. I had to flip the channel.

    • 41 EricFive
      September 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Bill Clinton is safely out of power so now he can be lionized and his presidency viewed through rose colored glasses. Alot of people have fond memories of the Clinton years, this makes him an effective surrogate for PBO (so long as he stays on message). I hope his ego allows him to embrace his role.

    • 42 Puddin'
      September 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I know…I couldn’t take it, I switched to c-span!

  12. 43 susanne
    September 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    nice analysis on the florida vote, from mediaite:

    ‘ Not only can Obama effectively end this race with a Florida win, but he has three ways in which to do it. ‘

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-has-3-ways-to-win-florida-and-they-all-look-good/

  13. 44 vcprezofan2
    September 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Was that a clarinet solo I just missed?

    • 45 Claire
      September 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      I think it was a sax, I thought… not sure. Branford Marsalis played the national anthem.

      • 46 vcprezofan2
        September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        I never get those wind (??) instruments right to the total disgust of my offspring who is a clarinettist! He bites his tongue now and tries not to roll his eyes, poor child. Sorry I missed it..this time.

  14. 49 susanne
    September 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    and a preview of the vanity fair article on pbo coming out next issue:

    ‘ Michael Lewis’ Vanity Fair profile of Barack Obama, called Obama’s Way, is unlike anything we’ve ever read on the President. ‘

    ‘ Lewis hung out in Obama’s favorite White House spots, traveled on Air Force One, and even got to meet the President’s mother-in-law.

    What we get a clear portrait of a man who is often restrained in the midst of intense drama.

    As for what kind of man Obama is, Lewis doesn’t say. He only gives you anecdotes that leave sharp impressions. ‘

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/five-things-we-learned-about-barack-obama-from-michael-lewis-vanity-fair-profile-2012-9#ixzz25dGPtKHp

    • 50 PoliticalJunkessa
      September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Sounds great. Vanity Fair does great, in-depth writing and I’ll definitely be adding this to my colletion.

  15. September 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Luis Guittirez is on…

  16. September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Van Jones is the biggest pussy ever! Excuse my French…

  17. 55 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Guys, I’m reading that Clinton’s speech tonight will be EPIC — calling out voter suppression and republican anti-patriotic obstructionism. CAN’T WAIT!

  18. September 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Would love to see the whole thing, just like I did last night but committments come first. The DNC is making a delicious cake, Michelle was the icing on the top last night. Can’t wait to see what they cook up today.

  19. 63 susanne
    September 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    beautiful piece from the new yorker, comparing flotus’ speech with miss ann’s:

    ‘ While Ann Romney, as I wrote last week, elevated modesty, telling the audience that her husband didn’t like to talk about his good deeds, Michelle emphasized humility, which, she suggested, brought with it an obligation to public life—that after passing through the “doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you.” ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/09/love-and-presidents-did-michelle-obama-answer-ann-romney.html#ixzz25dLbe1aL

  20. September 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    UGH.

  21. 78 criquet
    September 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Great point to use:

  22. September 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I guess, all Day, Politico 44 has been making fun of the President and the Democrats.
    They seem to think they are funny, but just who is their Audience?
    Me thinks, it’s their own Staff, Gregory, Mitchel, Scarborough and Miss Todd. What a waste of space and publication.

  23. 80 prettyfoot58
    September 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    One thing that has been missing is the discussion on voter suppression…i hope over the next 2 days we do hear about it

  24. 84 kathryn kivett
    September 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Any of you smart people want to explain to me what they did amending the platform…Ted Strickland…”God” and Jerusalem. sounded like half yelled yaa…half nooo…but it passed….awkward and kinda embarrassing IMO….

    • 85 prettyfoot58
      September 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      what do you mean?

      • 86 kathryn kivett
        September 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        At the very beginning, Ted Strickland introduced an amendment to the Dem. platform including something about God and Also that Pres.Obama recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel….took votes…awkward…but didn’t understand it..thought maybe you all did

        • 87 Claire
          September 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

          They thought the amendment would have overwhelming support, but it did not. But, they counted it as having 2/3 support anyway and passed it. It was very awkward.

      • 88 COS
        September 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        I think I heard them move to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel as part of the platform. It appeared that the Arab delegation opposed.

        • 89 Tally
          September 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

          Seriously?

        • September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

          Here’s the report COS:

          Democrats meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday amended the party platform to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to add “God” to the plan.

          Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, called for a vote three times before declaring the amendment language was adopted by a two-thirds majority on a voice vote, as those voting nay shouted their disapproval.

          When presenting the amendment, Platform Committee Co-Chairman Ted Strickland, a former Ohio governor, said President Barack Obama “recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the party platform should as well.”

          As adopted Tuesday, the party’s 2012 platform did not include language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital. Such language was in the 2008 Democratic Party platform.

          …. Strickland, noting he was an ordained Methodist minister, said the platform affirms belief in God.

          “I am here to attest and affirm that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story” and is fundamental to the values in the party’s platform, he said.

          http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/09/05/Dem-platform-affirms-Jerusalem-as-capital/UPI-13631346882125/#ixzz25dXcZdnZ

          Woah, not a pretty spectacle for Palestinians.

          • 91 prettyfoot58
            September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

            sounds like something was rushed in…not sure about the history of this…wonder why it was necessary to add it to the platform and why it had to be added as an amendment

            • September 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm

              Sounds a bit of a mess prettyfoot58, I really hate all this pandering to Israel, I just wish there was the courage to follow the UN stance on this:

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positions_on_Jerusalem#United_Nations

              • 93 prettyfoot58
                September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

                The United Nations recommends that Jerusalem be placed under a special international regime, a corpus separatum, but envisions the city eventually becoming the capital of two states, Israel and Palestine……
                ********************************
                I agree….
                I would go one better…is it for us here in the Us to determine what should happen….

                and what about the Palestinians ….

            • September 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

              What did Duval Patrick tell the DEMS? “Get a Backbone”…..the Dems always want to cowtow to the Rethugs because they were saying “GOD” was not in the DEM Platform. No wonder Strickland was kicked out of office.

          • 95 COS
            September 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

            Thx for the article Chips.

    • September 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      I don’t understand what you mean Kathryn??

      • September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        The Platform excluded God and The Capitol being Jerusalem. So…, they just put those 2 things back in, after the GOP hit them over the head with it all Day.
        The GOP has a knack for making really small things, into big things.
        Because, all they have is politics and lies.

      • 98 kathryn kivett
        September 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        I didn’t understand it so that’s why I asked. Had read all day the criticism of R’s about “God” not being included in platform so my reaction was…Oh, No, they caved…which apparently they did…It makes no difference to me, one way or the other, if it had been included to begin with…having said that, I personally feel there should be a separation between Church and State…

    • 100 lisalovesobama
      September 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      ????

    • 101 theo67
      September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Are you talking about the DNC platform vote yesterday? You might want to listen to it again. When they called the vote to accept the platform, you could hear a pin drop when the “no’s” were called. Putting the word “God” in your platform, versus doing deeds that speak to a spiritual belief in one’s country and one’s countrymen (and women) are two different things. The GOP talked a lot about God and freedom and liberty and love – but they didn’t offer one single policy or idea that served as an example of their godliness, or freedom or liberty or love towards another person. The only thing I heard, over and over and over, last night at the DNC was a demonstration, through real stories, of acts of love and good deeds and best intentions.

      If you are listening to the GOP, then stop it. The government is for the people – ALL the people – those who believe in God, and those who don’t. It’s governing document is the Constitution – which doesn’t mention God at all. And the freedom of each citizen is to worship – or not – as they choose. There should not be a platform dictated by God, but there also shouldn’t be a platform that limits any or all religion, either.

  25. 111 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

  26. September 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Also, Brian Williams will be interviewing Bubba at Halftime, of Tonights NFL Opener.
    That gets our message out for free, on that NBC channel. Brilliant!

  27. September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    MSNBC Topped The Cable News Ratings For The First Night Of The Democratic National Convention.

  28. 116 Tally
    September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  29. September 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Ok, speaking as an atheist, I really don’t give a crap that the Dem platform was amended to include “God” in it. We still live in a very religious nation, however you want to quantify that. Putting that plank in the platform is beyond inconsequential; eyes on the prize, folks.

  30. 124 Lorraine
    September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Speaking as a coservative to moderate republican leading democratic CHRISTian I’m beyond pleased that the Democrats reinstated God’s name in the platform and stating that Israel will always be the Capitol.

  31. 130 susanne
    September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    hate the crime, but fascinated watching it unfold….

    so, how much do you think robmey would pay to keep his tax returns from going public?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-investigates-reported-theft-of-romney-tax-files-1-million-extortion-threat/2012/09/05/b092b3b0-f7a0-11e1-a93b-7185e3f88849_story.html

    • 131 Lovepolitics2008
      September 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Price WhiterHOuse said there is no evidence that the tax files have been stolen.

      The man who sent a letter just lied.

      Something is very fishy about this. Just sayin…

    • 132 Puddin'
      September 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      I am not surprised by any of this…I told a friend of mine that robmey was not going to show “you people” his tax returns…miss ann told “you people” to stop asking…this is consistent with what happened to all of robmey’s other documents…olympic papers, computers, etc…this has a bad odor, a very bad odor.

  32. September 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Official statement from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, on today’s platform amendment:

    The platform is being amended to maintain consistency with the personal views expressed by the President and in the Democratic Party platform in 2008. Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.

  33. 139 hopefruit2
    September 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Chuck Schumer is hoarse from the yelling and cheering he did yesterday! 🙂

  34. 141 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Hate to keep harping on this – but maybe the weather will clear up tomorrow in Charlotte and then PBO can do his speech in the stadium.
    WHY didn’t Charlotte build a stadium with a DOME???? Damn!

    • 142 dotster3
      September 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Dems maybe should have selected a city with a dome. I see the AP story on the change said the indoor arena’s capacity is only 15,000. That’s a big reduction—-from 70,000 to 15,000. I keep thinking of all the people who stood in line for hours and overnight in some cases for tickets and made travel arrangements and hotel reservations etc. I know President Obama will shine anywhere, but it’s still a big disappointment.

      • September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

        That old Show Logans Run, had a Dome over the City.
        They preached Sanctuary, on that Show, but they were all killed at the age of 30 for Over-population reasons.
        So, I will pass!

      • September 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        There were also thousands who volunteered a lot of hours in community service to earn tickets. It’s a shame for everyone but I know it’s all for the best.

  35. September 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    The Obama campaign filed a motion on Wednesday asking a federal court to force the state of Ohio to obey its decision to restore early voting in the three days before the November election.

    The motion was filed in response to an announcement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who said Tuesday that he wouldn’t set early voting hours until an appeals court ruled on a decision made by U.S. District Judge Peter Economus last week. Economos found that the “public interest is served by restoring in-person early voting to all Ohio voters.”

    In its filing Wednesday, the Obama campaign pointed out that Ohio had not sought an actual stay of Economus’ decision, and instead “appears to believe it can issue [a stay] on its own authority.” The Obama campaign said Husted’s memo does not “identify the legal basis for this extraordinary action,” and argued that the memo conflicts with a well-established principle that orders based on a court decision are to be respected until an appeals court rules on the matter.

    “Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court act as appropriate and necessary to enforce its Order issued August 31, 2012,” lawyer Donald J. McTigue writes in the motion.

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/obama_campaign_ohio_early_voting.php?m=1

    Tally tweeted this stuff to Lis Smith, so, good job… Tweets to Obama Camp, are important and are responded to and at the very least, all of them are Read.

  36. 148 dotster3
    September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Andrea Mitchell just (re)stated on NBC Nightly News that President Obama is getting less enthusiastic support than he did 4 years ago. She loves this theme. She makes that case at every opportunity. Then here comes Chuck Todd saying it was unfortunate that tonight’s convention is up against the NFL opener. Lots of positive messages there on NBC—-not!

    • 149 COS
      September 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      This is precisely why I am watching the convention on C-Span tv. My blood pressure would be high if I watched these pundits with their opinions.

    • 150 anniebella
      September 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Ms. Greenspan is still licking her chops from the beating Chris Matthews gave her.

    • September 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Todd and Mitchel are Koch Plants, to sell their product, which is Disilussioned and disenchanted supporters of the President.
      Unfortunately, Swing Voters do watch Brian Williams, he has the best ratings. Sadly.
      Bubba has an interview with Him shortly.

      • 153 dotster3
        September 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Saw bubba’s interview. He was so subdued we were laughing that we were starting to fall asleep while he was talking. Hope he rallies and comes up with some enthusiasm for tonight. He said he had to check over his speech and remove anything that could possibly be used by a superpac in an ad against Obama. Hope he didn’t take out all the ‘zazz.

  37. September 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

  38. 155 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Love the music!

  39. September 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Why include Jerusalem as the Capitol? I will tell you why? Because the Robney Camp can put 100 million dollars of ads in South Florida that says Obama hates Israel.
    However, they also include Palestine in the Platform.
    Also, the Robney Camp is trying to divide us, I see, in sone cases, they ate succeeding.
    Don’t let them.

  40. 158 Rita
    September 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    There’s an excellent Fresh Air interview that Terry Gross did with David Leonhardt of the NYT. Listened to it online. Pretty good segment. Found a couple issues – Leonhardt says that PBO wants to raise taxes for those earning > $250k. Actually, even those making > $250k will keep their current tax rate on the first $250k of income. Second, he said the Dems had a supermajority (Congress and White House) for two years. That’s incorrect 😦 Read here: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/03/13641077-a-fleeting-illusory-supermajority
    . He also did a little bit of false equivalency, but for the most part, it was objective. What really bothers me is something he mentions towards the end – Medicaid. The cuts to Medicaid will be huge if Romney is elected, in addition to repealing parts of Obamacare. And that’s really the difference. I think PBO and Dem’s economic plan accounts for people less fortunate, who still need help, while the GOP plan sees that as dispensable 😦
    http://www.npr.org/2012/09/05/160607524/journalist-evaluates-obama-romney-economic-plans

  41. September 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Emanuel Cleaver is tearing it up. Pretty dn good!

  42. 160 nospin
    September 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Emanuel Cleaver is tearing it up!!!!! HOPE ON, MARCH ON, VOTE!!!!!!

  43. 162 squarepeg
    September 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

  44. 164 prettyfoot58
    September 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I like this speaker..Denise Juneau…speaking about the Native American People….i so love how we include everyone…..

  45. 165 prettyfoot58
    September 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Time to igniteeeeeeeee the American Dream!!!…i like that

  46. 166 prettyfoot58
    September 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Pelosiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


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