104 Responses to “President Obama’s Convention Call”

  1. 1 squarepeg
    September 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm


  2. 3 utaustinliberal
    September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    You are freaking amazing Chips.

  3. September 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm


    • 12 theo67
      September 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      They are simply ridiculous! It’s all about superficial displays, rather than actual, genuine intent and results. How long did Romney embrace George W Bush after his keynote? Oh, yeah…

    • September 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Apart from Michelle Obama and their girls and a few others whom he has comforted in tragedy, I’ve never seen PBO hug anyone like that.

      • 14 theo67
        September 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

        It was like the hug he gave to Sydney Poitier. President Obama is a big brother – he has no big brothers or a father (or mother or grandparents, sadly) to give him those comforting hugs. I think that full-throated support (after so long of hanging out there on hisown) really meant a lot. I remember the first time President Obama and Bill Clinton were seen whispering at a funeral and then heading for lunch shortly afterwards, that I hoped it would turn into an actual friendship, that Clinton would turn into someone President Obama could use as a sounding board. I’m not sure it’s there yet, but this speech by President Clinton did a lot of good. To everybody.

    • 15 FiredUpInCA
      September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      It was just as long as Mitt Romney’s embrace of George W. Bush at the Republican convention. Oh wait….

      • 16 susanne
        September 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

        isn’t it amazing that they’d even mention this hug, when they’re afraid for their ex-prez to show his face? who can they possibly think would listen to their trash talk and not remember shrub wasn’t invited to tampa–and why.

    • 17 Ladyhawke
      September 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      That has to be the epitome of Obama Derangement Syndrome. You couldn’t find a better example. Just imagine the layers of denial that had to be present to make such a claim. It’s freaking perfect in every way. Actually, I find this quite impressive in a perverted sort of way. You have to give credit where credit is due.

      • 18 edp4bho
        September 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        You got me to laughing on that one, ladyhawke. It is so tragically comical 😀

      • September 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        Obama Derangement Syndrome – a fitting hashtag for tons of fun on Twitter!

      • September 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        I’m laughing so hard right now.
        They’ve pretty much gone over the cliff. This morning there was a gentleman on MSNBC talking about running ads in Florida against Charlie Crist because he’s a terrible person. And that he wants the democratic party to know that, ” he’s a drifter and a man with no party”. I wish I remembered the GOPer’s name, but that was on Chuck’s show. David Gregory chimed in that the Romney campaign was not too happy with Scott. They followed David’s comment by showing a video of the governor commenting on the progress of Florida’s economy by listing a bunch of positive indicators. And we all know, nothing disappoints those patriots these days than good news on the economy. At first, they were all saying how insignificant that endorsement was, now they’re running ads to discredit the whole idea of that same endorsement. It’s that insignificant. LOL

        Btw, does anyone else remember reporters and pundits talking about how ineffective conventions are these days? how there’s no use for them? they’re outdated and serve no purpose? A reporter even stated that this might the last election with conventions. That’s how bad the RNC was. it left the media depressed and wanting no more conventions. I have been in and out, but I haven’t heard any of these sentiments this week. That’s how good the DNC has been. 🙂

        • 21 0388jojothecat
          September 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

          The RW Media really hates the Democrats getting any “Good” press or doing well. They ALWAYS have to throw a wet blanket on them. I did not even watch the Jon Steward show because the first night he went after the Democratic Convention that went off without a hitch so last night he would have gone after the Dems Platform.

        • 22 theo67
          September 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

          Maybe they’ll scrap elections all together. Although, even dictators typically go through the sham of an election, for appearances’ sake.

    • September 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      😀 😀 😀 😀

  4. 24 Linda
    September 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Disillusioned Obama Supporter In Romney Ad Is Actually GOP Staffer

    Republicans debuted a new ad Thursday in which a frustrated former Obama supporter expresses her disappointment with the president. The only problem: The woman in the video is actually an RNC staffer.


    They are fruads

  5. September 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    God, and Jerusalem, Omission was a mistake, Why will they do that Now, so close to the election. What wrong with those people.
    Politio, Cnn, Fox, trying to say Obama call for that Omission, I think some one trying to make Obama lose beside Mitt and the media.

    • 26 Linda
      September 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Do they have proof of that ? Saying it does not make it true…

      I read yesterday that God has never been in the platform…only the word faith.

      Rachel read it on air last night from the last platform….

    • 27 4morefor44
      September 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      there’s no doubt in my mind that there are supposed democrats within the party who are actually republicans, and they play the game enough to get in and cause havoc like this. i’d say some of the elected democrats too…just look at their voting records and how it’s the same people every time stopping what president obama tries to do.

    • 28 Desraye
      September 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Nobobdy cares about this nothing but the stupid MSM.They are trying to bring down the enthusaism among democrats because the convetion was so postive.They would most likely move on to the jobs report tomorrow. Don’t worry about.

    • 30 nospin
      September 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I can’t even gin up the energy to be mildly interested in this one.

      Can hardly wait for tonight’s events.

      • 31 vcprezofan2
        September 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        x 100, NoSpin.

        Of course, I’m very very tired from partying two consecutive nights already, and am unable to nap, so you might have to prop me up later…..at least until PBO starts to speak.

  6. 32 ChristiMTL
    September 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I was wondering why ”give me a break” is trending.

    It’s the new Romney ad

    ”Romney’s campaign pulls out 2008 video of Bill Clinton uttering “Give me a break” about Barack Obama”

    That’s all they have?…..wow..

    They have nothing,…

  7. 33 isonprize
    September 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    We have to vote like never before. I am so cynical about Rove supposedly giving up in Pennsylvania and Michigan. I know that we are ahead, but the only polls that matter to me are the ones that are officially related to or held on November 6, 2012.

    If these bastards will lie like they have, they will also steal.

    • 34 Cman
      September 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Well they give up those two states and pour the money in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, NC… So we have to fight harder.

    • 35 4morefor44
      September 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      rove isn’t the genius “the news” has promoted him as for decades. remember his famous comment of having “the math:”

      “You may end up with a different math, but you’re entitled to your math, I’m entitled to the math.” Rove also said, “I’m looking at all these [races], Robert, and adding them up, and I add up to a Republican Senate and Republican House.”

      he obviously is willing to lie and scheme at will though, so it’s always worth taking a triple-take on anything he ever says or does, since as you pointed out it could be smokescreens for something nefarious. he’s not all that bright, but certainly has almost unlimited money now at his disposal ever since the republican operatives on the supreme court ruled an organization has the same free speech rights as individuals.

      • 36 EricFive
        September 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

        Your read my mind 4morefor44. I too don’t fall for all this Karl Rove hype. As bad as GWB was as President, he was a good politician/candidate. Rove’s strategies require a good candidate to carry them out. Mitt is a seriously flawed candidate that lacks in spades the likability that GWB had. I wouldn’t put anything past Rove and his crew, but they are not the “political geniuses” the hype would suggest. They engage in voter suppression, gutter racial politics and wedge issues. Considering all the advantages Rove has (unlimited money thanks to Citizens United, free pro-GOP propaganda 24/7 via MSM, FoxNews, etc) if he were truly a “political genius” Mitt would be winning by a landslide.

  8. September 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    What the hell is Tweety being so shrill about? President Obama knows EXACTLY what he needs to do. He’s done it before, and he will do it again.

    • 38 squarepeg
      September 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      ACtually hopefruit, I kind agree with Tweety. (don’t throw rocks at me) lol

      • 39 Lorraine
        September 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        Me too. Say what you will, Chris affectionally known as Tweety he wants President Obama to win!

        • 40 hopefruit2
          September 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

          The fact that he wants the president to win does not give him the right to make up stories about what this President is doing or has done. I want this president to win too, and so do you. Should we start making up stories about him?

        • 41 nospin
          September 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          Lorraine – there is absolutely nothing affectionate in the usage of the term “Tweety”. It was coined because of the way he always spits over his guests and himself. Just an fyi

        • September 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          There are multiple reports that say Chris Matthews was nicknamed ‘Tweety Bird’ from his own staff due to his shade of yellow in his hair 😆 I like Chris, even though he has his moments.. like Lorraine said.. he wants the President to win. No way he’d want Romney to win

          • 43 nospin
            September 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

            Never heard of his staff calling him Tweety. But hey, I don’t work for him so I wouldn’t know. I do know that AA blogs coined the term Tweety around the same time we coined “sole patrol” for the CBC naysayers and you don’t even want to know the term for Maxine Waters.

      • 44 hopefruit2
        September 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        President Obama has NEVER campaigned for an election by relying on Plouffe and Axelrod going on Meet The Press. That is factually incorrect, and for Tweety to imply that this is all Barack Obama has been doing for this campaign is downright dishonest or misinformed. If you agree with Tweety on that basis, then you are also dishonest or misinformed.

        It’s not a matter of throwing rocks, it’s a matter of being honest about this President’s capabilities and planning skills and I’m SICK and TIRED of people who’ve NEVER EVER ran for office, yet alone WON a damn election, who try to dictate to this President what he should and shouldn’t be doing on the last day of a convention that has been already remarkably successful.

        • 45 edp4bho
          September 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          I’m even hearing this on Rev Al’s radio show with his replacement for the day. If everybody has such a great command on what PBO should say and how he should say it, I say to them…..”if ya think your ass is so astute, run for office your own damn self”. If PBO didn’t know what he should do, how the hell was he able to become the first AA president in the first damn place ? This reminds me too much of having to be defended by my best white high school friend when one of her sister’s friends referred to me as an N. Seems people still believe I and therefore PBO is incapable of competing with the larger population and claiming victory on his own merits. Sick of it. And fuck Chris Matthews- it’s why I refused to give him kudos for his little documentary. It was self-serving. He revealed nothing we did not already know of PBO. Though it was appreciated, I will never cede any credit to this schizoid.

        • 46 squarepeg
          September 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          I understand how you feel, hopefruit.

        • 47 Debz
          September 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          Tweety as well as others in the media have been implying that POTUS can’t win re-election without Clinton. I have found their attitude demeaning to the President. And the idea that our Pres is so stupid that he can’t possibly give a speech as well as Clinton’s is absurd.
          The fact is Clinton gave the speech that only he could give. POTUS’ speech will be a wrap up of his accomplishments stated by everyone else at the convention, followed by his vision for the future. With all due respect to Tweety, our President has never needed anyone else to tell him what words to use.

  9. 48 squarepeg
    September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  10. September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    People who were in the hall when James Taylor did a warm up said he was fantastic. He’ll probably sing the song about North Carolina but I sort of wish he’d sing Shower the People just to make GOP heads explode.

  11. 52 hopefruit2
    September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  12. September 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Oooops, heads will roll at Gallup: +4 pt swing for PBO today ….. and that’s even before his speech.


    • September 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. I keep trying to get some work done but I’m just so not focussed on recipe testing right now. And soon the convention will start!!

      Chips, shall we stock up the shelves with cheesy puffs and Red Bull for the evening crew?

      • 56 donna dem 4 obama
        September 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

        I’m gonna need sumthin!!!

        I’m up until 2 or 3 in the morning rewatching videos and then up at 6 to go to work and now I’m dragging through the day with anticipation to do it all over again tonight.

        Lawd, I’m exhausted in a happy kind of way 😉

        • 57 hopefruit2
          September 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

          I know right? 🙂 I woke up extremely tired this morning from going to bed late. Tomorrow will be the same!!!

          • 58 donna dem 4 obama
            September 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm

            I’ll probably sleep for two days straight once the convention is over. I can imagine hubby standing over me giving me the mirrow test to see if I’m still breathing. 😆

        • September 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

          Yikes! There’s not even time for a nap.

          For once West Coasters are in the sweet spot!

    • 60 Debz
      September 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Whooo Hoooo!!!!!

  13. 61 lamh35
    September 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    WTF! The Romney camp really have NOTHING to combat Bill Clinton’s barn burner last night. They made the strategic mistake of complimenting Clinton and raising him as a good Dem vs Obama that they forgot A)unlike Reagan, Bill Clinton is still alive and B)unlike GWB, Bill Clinton is still active in politics and still loves the game and relishes being on scene and C)unlike the RNC, the Dems still like their former Presidents

    oh please.

    Romney camp just released a new video with Bill Clinton. This is just sad, is this all they got!


    • September 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Because, they told all of Fox that Bill Clinton hates this President.
      Thru have to say something, to atone for that nonsense.
      Btw- I am at a rest Area in Ocala Florida, I-75 is brutal driving, it’s empty and ver Rustic, no population.
      But, at every Rest Stop, I read this place for updates. Thanks for that…

      • 63 hopefruit2
        September 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        Safe drive home Jovie. Hope you are not sleepy on those long unpopulated stretches of driving. Lots of coffee, Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Green Tea, Vivrin, etc.

  14. 64 Tally
    September 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  15. 66 nospin
    September 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    this was funny.

  16. 67 Tally
    September 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  17. September 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hey what time do the VP and POTUS speeches start? I’m going out for the day, but I plan on liveblogging them.

  18. September 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The beautiful Knight Theater will be open here in Charlotte for those with credentials that cant see the speech. Probably beats worrying about lightning in the stadium.

  19. 72 Debz
    September 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Nice of Unions for giving up their seats tonight to volunteers.

  20. 74 lamh35
    September 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Romney camp’s worst nightmarE? Clinton To Tour Midwest For Obama

    An itinerary for the president’s most effective supporter.

    Methinks that Romney “Clinton” ad from this morning was probably not a great idea.

    • 75 hopefruit2
      September 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      LOL! Romney’s “bright ideas” always seem not so bright after the fact. I wonder why? HAHAHAHAHA!

      • 76 Debz
        September 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        His campaign is full of the most incompetent people I have ever seen. Actually that would explain the whole GOP. They got nothin’

    • 77 donna dem 4 obama
      September 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Romney has the stupidest people evahhh running his campaign. Smart leaders surround themselves with competent people. His staff, along with him and ryan, can be characterized as buffoons. None of them can be taken seriously.

  21. September 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed the first two nights of the DNC and am anxiously awaiting tonight’s grand finale. In the meantime, here at work – it’s interesting to watch the preparations going on for PBO’s visit on Friday. They are closing off buildings and lawns and streets around here, a little at a time. We have people wandering through our building looking at ceilings and floors, something the students never do. I passed one group of workers on the stairs who were wondering if PBO was as tall as them and whether he would clear the low ceiling on the turn. Unfortunately, we face the threat of rain for this outdoor event as well. Anyhow – it’s a great time to be a PBO fan!

  22. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    September 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I forget the name of the actor interviewed on the floor of the convention in Charlotte earlier, but he made one point that was dynamite … something like “if our country is spending all its money on armaments, what’s left to defend?” Brilliant.

  23. September 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Patrick Deval on the CSPAN convention live stream. Telling a story of riding with PBO during his 2009 campaign. Told PBO he didn’t like asking for money or bragging. PBO to Deval, “Deval get over it – if you won’t tell your stories no one else will.”

  24. September 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    • 87 HZ
      September 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Bobfr, those pesty NEWSTAINERS just can’t get past “Stupid”, for real. I wonder did they time the duration of seconds it took “W” to endorse Mitt from the closing door of a moving elevator? At least, our guys can stand still on a stage with the world watching,embrace each other with a beautiful hug, and not only endorse POB’s policies, but put POB’s name into nomination for re-election at this historic Convention. Now that is News, you sloppy small minded people. Oh, and their guy did not even show up at their convenetion, as I recall. Moving FORWARD.

  25. September 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  26. 89 Soca Sweet
    September 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Does anyone know what time the convention convenes this afternoon/evening? Last night, I thought I heard the chairman say that the convention was adjourned until 4pm this afternoon. Can anyone confirm?

  27. 90 57andfemale
    September 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    • 91 4morefor44
      September 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm


    • 93 Ladyhawke
      September 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm


      How many times do you think someone said “Gee,I didn’t know that” while listening to President Clinton’s speech last night? I can just imagine the lightbulbs going on all over the country. President Clinton was telling a bit of truth and at the same time it was an indictment of the media. I realize the administration has struggled trying to circumvent the media firewall. But the journalistic malpractice that we have witnessed this election season is outrageous. The preoccupation with “both sides” do it is infuriating. I find the outsourcing of fact checking repugnant. As far as I am concerned, all journalist should be fact checkers. The lack of journalistic integrity is astonishing.

      The media has been very slow to call a lie a lie. There are so many euphemisms for lying I can’t keep count. You have fibs, untruths, massage the facts, exaggeration, taking liberties, on and on. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s entire campaign has been built on falsehoods. His very first ad against President Obama was dishonest and he has been lying ever since. He is now doubling down on the welfare/work lie. It is clear he is desperately trying to ensure the bigots in his base don’t abandon him. This man wants to be rewarded for lying and providing no details about what he would do. We can’t let that happen.

  28. 94 57andfemale
    September 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  29. 95 Sharon
    September 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I watched the Roll Call of States last night. One interesting nugget. The granddaughter of Barry Goldwater cast the Democratic Arizona votes for Barack Obama. Also commented on the big change in the GOP. They can’t even hold onto their former “conservative” candidates.

  30. 97 xtine
    September 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Even Clint Eastwood made it to the party and he brought an imaginary friend with him. I wonder if he was hearing the same voice last night as Michele Bachmann heard several months ago. But it didn’t really matter that Clint was off message. No one was listening to him anyway. The ones who weren’t throwing peanuts at black people were covering their ears because the imaginary friend in the empty chair next to Clint was saying some really bad words. Bet you can’t guess what color the imaginary friend was?

    But the star of the night was Mitt. He gave a good speech managing to talk out of both sides of his mouth and his ass without actually saying much. He did manage to mentioned sanctity of life which is code for legitimate rape stops all sperm. He gave a slight nod to traditional marriage which is code for only one man and one woman can enter into a divorce. And he hinted at religious freedom which I found rather odd considering he doesn’t talk about his own religion because most Republicans aren’t comfortable with Mormonism.

    Governor Romney suggested that my proudest moment was when I voted for Obama. Yes. It is pretty high up there on my list. But I was also proud on the day he signed equal pay for women into law. Or the day he ended a war and pledged to end another. I was proud the day he decided American soldiers should be honored regardless of who they love. And again I was proud the day he delivered on his campaign promise to bring about healthcare reform. And you know what, Mr. Romney? I will be proud when I vote for my President again and bring this Republican war on women to an end.

    The convention is over and I for one got the message loud and clear – a bunch of white people hate President Barack Obama. But we knew that already.

    Clint Eastwood was on? Which movie? What channel? Oh I hope I didn’t miss that one with Meryl Streep and all those beautiful bridges. I love that movie. I knew I should have made Howard turn the channel. He was watching Charlton Heston talk to a chair so I tuned out.


  31. 98 xtine
    September 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Posted w/out comment:

    Tom Brokaw tweeted that “all is well” after he was taken to a Charlotte, N.C.-area hospital this morning because he felt ill on the set of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He was released within a few hours.

    “All is well. Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants…” he wrote.

  32. 102 Soca Sweet
    September 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Thank You Chips

  33. 104 squarepeg
    September 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    they are totally trashing Elizabeth Warren right now on MSNBC. Grrrrr

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