Scout Tufankjian: Campaign Images

Kissimmee, September 6

Kissimmee, September 6

Melbourne, September 9

Orlando, September 6

Melbourne, September 9

Port St Lucie, September 9

Melbourne, September 9

West Tampa, September 6

Iowa City, September 7

St Petersburg, September 6

Portsmouth, September 7

Photos by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America

212 Responses to “Scout Tufankjian: Campaign Images”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm


    • 6 utaustinliberal
      September 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      I know riiiiiight? I LOVE that she’s an official member of Obama 2012. Her pictures are breathtakingly stunning.

  2. 7 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!

  3. September 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    did i make it this time

  4. 11 lamh35
    September 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Evening guys.

    I spent half today in bed and the other half cleaning the house. I never had a chance to so “summer” cleaning since I’ve been back and forth travelling every other week, so I finally just bit the bullet and got to cleaning. So I guess you can call this “fall” cleaning. Let’s see how long I can keep it clean…LOL.

    Hope everyone had a nice day today.

    • 12 HZ
      September 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Lamb35, I do hope that your day turned out to be a very good one. Taking the rest first is important. Now that you have accomplished some of the “summer” “fall” cleaning, relax, rest for sure, and enjoy the beauty of the fruits of your labor.

      I was down physically with some heavy-duty gut pain yesterday along with some personaly painful thoughts about the ugly games that are being played against out POTUS, and a beautiful, sweet and lovingspirit within our TOD Family gave me some uplifting words to hold dear to my heart.. It gave me so much hope after hearing those words.

      We have so much work to do, and so we must keep lifting each other up daily. Today was a better day. I had some business to take care of via phone today, and the young lady and I had a great conversation about why vote for POB. It was wonderful. We must remember that we can be used in such a positive manner no matter where we are in our life. I am moving FORWARD.

      I love this beautiful haven which I call my second home.((((((((((((((( I love you all so much))))))))))HZ

  5. 15 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Well, well, well… looks who’s getting feisty!

  6. September 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Yah Proud! Where’s everyone??

  7. 20 lamh35
    September 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Voter ID Problem Solved For Jim Cramer’s Dad

    Well great news for JIm Cramer’s dad, but thousands of other people’s dads, mothers, sisters, daughters, sons, etc don’t have the luxury of having a loved one who’s a TV perszonality.

  8. September 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I like the picture of the kid with the glasses. How come the DNC logo is similar to PBO’s ? and TOD does anyone know how to get the you tube video of how PBO’s logo came into being? It is iconic since it is recognised world wide.

  9. 32 lamh35
    September 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Putin ‘Grateful’ To Romney

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said he was “grateful” to Mitt Romney for saying Russia remained the United States’ “No. 1 geopolitical foe” because the remark actually helped Putin in missile defense negotiations, reports ABC News:

    “I’m grateful to him (Romney) for formulating his stance so clearly because he has once again proven the correctness of our approach to missile defense problems,” Putin told reporters, according to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

    “The most important thing for us is that even if he doesn’t win now, he or a person with similar views may come to power in four years. We must take that into consideration while dealing with security issues for a long perspective,” he said, speaking after a meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, according to Interfax news agency.

  10. September 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    So, I must’ve missed it. What did Darth Cheney say today? I would Google it, but really, he’s not worth even that minimal effort.

    • 39 Dudette
      September 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      NeoCon Puppet Boy/Stenographer Byron Tau writes

      … “Former Vice President Dick Cheney took aim at President Obama’s national security record in a late Monday statement.

      “If President Obama were participating in his intelligence briefings on a regular basis then perhaps he would understand why people are so offended at his efforts to take sole credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden,” Cheney told the Daily Caller in a statement.

      A conservative group reported that Obama did not hold a daily intelligence briefing more than 50 percent of the time — prompting accusations that he is not taking national security seriously. White House press secretary Jay Carney called the report “hilarious” and noted that Obama is briefed every day either by memo or in person.

      Cheney went on to say that the military and intelligence community deserve credit for bin Laden’s death.

      “Those who deserve the credit are the men and women in our military and intelligence communities who worked for many years to track him down. They are the ones who deserve the thanks of a grateful nation,” Cheney said… “

      • September 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        So, when his new heart gives out, hopefully he’ll die before being able to get a replacement. Yeah, said that, don’t care.

        • 41 anniebella
          September 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          No comment Liberal Librarian.

        • 42 EricFive
          September 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

          Cheney pulls stunts like this in an effort to make people forget that 9/11 happened on HIS watch. His comment about PBO not reading daily security briefings is pure deflection of Bush and Co. ignoring the “Bin Laden is determined to strike in the U.S.” memo in 2001. Republicans love to deflect their weaknesses and deficiencies onto their opponents. Nobody is falling for his crap.

        • 43 daisydem
          September 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

          I don’t think it is necessarily bad to wish evil out of your life. Enough said.

          • 44 daisydem
            September 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

            How do I get this message to Dick Cheney? Mr. Cheney, you will probably never ever see the inside of the White House again in your life (which I hope is not too long, it is true) so you don’t know what goes on inside it or on AF1 or Camp David, do you? Our President, President Barack Obama probably reads and really heeds intelligence reports, unlike you who chose to ignore them and go on vacation and shoot someone in the face. So please sit down, rest your ailing hearts and shut up because we have work to do to repair the damages you caused. Sincerely, not a fan of yours.

            • 45 vcprezofan2
              September 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

              It’s interesting that Cheney and Bush attended THEIR intelligence briefings religiously and DAILY, had ‘the men and women in our military and intelligence communities who worked for many years to track him down.’ and yet THEY were not able to give the men and women credit for locating bin Laden under their watch.

              • 46 0388jojothecat
                September 11, 2012 at 11:43 pm

                This is the man who scheduled a meeting regarding Bin Ladin on 9/12…….he has the nerve to critize THIS president?

      • September 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        Grotesque lying shell of a roach.

      • 49 veryslowwriter
        September 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        Here’s what the President REALLY said:
        Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who’ve worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

        We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.

        Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.

        And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

  11. 50 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Keith Olbermann laughing hysterically at JokeScarbrough floating the idea that he might run for Pres in 2016. 😀

    I’m with you Keith!! 😀

  12. 51 kathryn kivett
    September 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Jonathan Altar and Ed Schultz are my heroes tonight…..they didn’t play any games and layed it out there…..

  13. September 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I love how our brilliant President refuses to walk into Netanyahu’s trap. Bibi has already cozied up to Romney and now he wants to meet with POTUS so he can have a presser and express his disappointment and have Romney jump on the bandwagon. No, PBO isn’t playing.

    • 53 hopefruit2
      September 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      As someone said earlier, they’re trying to create a distraction for PBO and a distraction from Romney’s dismal performance during the Presidential debates. But like all the other dirty tricks they’ve tried, and plan on trying, this attempt will fail, and backfire. Just like the Eastwood-empty chair routine.

      Bibi and Romney had better be careful what they wish for…

      • September 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        Bibi’s agenda is thick and Romney is being played like a fiddle. He’s too stupid for words.

        • 55 Ladyhawke
          September 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

          It is absolutely horrifying to even think of Mitt Romney on the world stage. He’s like a bull in a china shop. It’s one gaffe after another. I have never seen a campaign so incompetent and devoid of a moral compass. On top of that, they just seem to be making it up as they go along. Anyone watching the performance of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on the Sunday shows this weekend should be very alarmed. All we get from Mitt Romney is word salads. Soundbites and canned talking points dispensed in no particular order. I watched Paul Ryan talking loud and saying nothing. I was astonished that Norah O’Donnell actually challenged his outlandish claims in real time. I got a headache listening to his doublespeak. Paul Ryan is not qualified to be a vp candidate. He is just an overrated numbers cruncher with a six pack and a devotion to Ayn Rand. OFA has demolished Mitt Romney’s resume. Bain is toxic. His time as governor of MA is an embarrassment. And running the Olympics is not the same as running a country. smdh

      • 57 jackiegrumbacher
        September 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        HF, this is their stupid effort to create a gaffe on the president’s part that will change the conversation. Remember that was their goal for September? They still don’t know who they’re running against because they’ve been deluded into thinking it’s the imaginary Obama of their dreams. The real president is so many light years smarter than they are, he leaves them in the dust.

  14. 58 anniebella
    September 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    FLOTUS will be in Virginia Thursday, do anyone have any info on the visit?

  15. September 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    • 63 susanne
      September 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      yes, we just keep assuming they would have prevented the attacks if they were paying attention. but they benefited from the attacks, both through halliburton, and shrub’s re-election (among many others). i’m not a conspiracy theorist, but i’m also not naive–the neocons were itching for a war, any way they could get it.

  16. 64 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Just took a walk down memory lane – September 11, 2011 at TOD…the 10th anniversary and first anniversary after Bin Laden was killed. Very nice, inspiring posts and pics of our PBO, FLOTUS, VP and Dr Biden. 🙂 🙂


    • 65 vcprezofan2
      September 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Ah, Hf, I see you are another TODobot who goes crawling around in the attic periodically. 😉 Thanks for the reminder that it’s been a while since I went there. Chips keeps me so busy in the present lately.

    • 66 theo67
      September 12, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Thanks Hope – I was looking for this earlier.

  17. 67 kathryn kivett
    September 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    As far as I am concerned Dick Cheney and John McCain are the lowest form of bitter EVIL old men . Anyone who would say the things they did about the PRESIDENT OF THE USA on 9/11 should be tried for treason.

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      September 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Agree Kathryn, there’s something so dark and malevolent about Cheney that you can almost smell the sulfur when you see and hear him. He may have got a new ticker, but he’s still heartless SOB. And by the way, no other man his age would ever have been given a new heart–ever. His getting that heart meant that someone younger and with a chance at a productive life lost his or her turn. I find that infuriating.

  18. September 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    UPDATE: In an email, OFA spokesman Adam Fetcher confirmed that the Obama campaign is going on the air in Wisconsin and argued that they’ve laid the groundwork to contest the state:

    “For the past year and a half, we’ve built an aggressive organization across the state to ensure Wisconsin votes for President Obama in November.  Now that the Romney campaign has gone on the air – in addition to its super PAC allies – we are adding broadcast advertising to our campaign efforts in the state.  This is another opportunity to have a conversation with the people of Wisconsin about the crystal clear choice in this election between President Obama’s plans to grow the economy from the middle class out and the Romney-Ryan plan to return to the failed top down economic theories that created the economic mess in the first place.  We continue to believe that ultimately this contest will be won or lost on the ground – which is why we’ve built an extraordinary grassroots campaign across Wisconsin that will ensure neighbors are talking to neighbors about President Obama’s bold leadership and vision for the future in the closing weeks of this campaign.”

    • 72 susanne
      September 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      the rethugs never liked robmey, but they’re stuck with him for now. (see below–rlyin is starting to run ads in an attempt to retain his house seat.)

      ‘ While only five percent of Democrats think that Romney will have the upper hand in the October showdowns, 18% of Republicans say that Obama will have the advantage. ‘

      • 73 EricFive
        September 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        What planet does the 5% of democrats who think Mitt will have upper hand in debate against PBO live on? I think Mitt will have a breakdown during the debates and will exhibit some bizarre/childish behavior. Ann won’t be there to hold his hand and he will be confronted with his many flip flops and he will crack. He doesn’t handle being challenged very well. Did you see the clip of his debate with Teddy Kennedy, I know PBO has.

  19. 78 susanne
    September 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    these are the folks robme and his buddies would represent and promote:

    ‘ Globalization has concentrated economic power within a group of large companies who are now able to change the world at a scale historically reserved for nations. Just 1,000 businesses are responsible for half of the total market value of the world’s more than 60,000 publicly traded companies. They virtually control the global economy.

    This vast concentration of influence should be the starting point for any strategy of institutional change toward a sustainable society. ‘
    ‘ Major investors are also a powerful constituency demanding change. Wealth is even more concentrated within asset management than it is among companies. The top 500 fund managers have over $42 trillion in assets under management. The top 10 fund managers account for one-third of this amount; the top 50 for two-thirds. ‘


  20. 79 susanne
    September 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    not rumblings, music !

    ‘ As indicated by the rumblings, Team Romney is now trying to avoid discussing the possibility of panic. But the sense is unmistakable on the right that the Presidency is slipping away. Indeed, Paul Ryan is starting to run television ads to keep his current House seat. ‘


  21. September 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    • 84 susanne
      September 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      oh, i see. he’s an idiot, so they can vote for him.

    • 85 EricFive
      September 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Translation: I gotta get that Black man out of the White House.

    • 86 anniebella
      September 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      gobrooklyn, when your heart is rule by hate, you can excuse anything. It’s clear these people support Romney not because they trust or believe in him, but because they hate President Obama.

    • 87 Ladyhawke
      September 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm


      Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXXIII

      By Steve Benen


      First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a beautiful speech at the Democratic National Convention this week, which was very well received. There were a few phrases in particular, though, that seemed to strike a chord.

      Referencing her and President Obama’s families, she said, almost in passing, “We learned about honesty and integrity — that the truth matters, that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules, and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.”

      Those three words — “the truth matters” — drew a hearty response. In context, the First Lady wasn’t going after anyone in particular, and she didn’t accuse anyone, even indirectly, of dishonesty. But I suspect people applauded not just because it’s worthwhile maxim, but because this year, it seems clear there are some who believe the truth doesn’t matter.

      Consider, for example, the 33rd installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity. This week’s list is considerably shorter than usual because Mitt Romney spent several days out of the public eye, preparing for next month’s debates. It does not include the media availability he did this morning (I haven’t seen the transcript yet).



    • September 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Shocking what Cognitive Dissonance does to people.

    • 89 jackiegrumbacher
      September 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Oh, well, that makes them all right then. It’s even worse if he isn’t aware of his lies because that makes him an oblivious and very lazy twit as well as a liar. Sure why not vote for him.

  22. September 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  23. 92 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    LOL! Just discovered this! Is there nothing this woman can’t do?

  24. September 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Any remaining question about @AnnDRomney are now answered, forever ….


  25. 97 4morefor44
    September 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    why the story of vladimir putin using mittbot’s words to mock america, and as a bargaining chip in nuclear negotiations, is not the biggest story of this election is unconscionable to me. the mittbott is such a disaster that he’s harming and potentially endangering america just as a freaking candidate!!! my god. he becomes a laughing stock to an entire country at the olympics in london and now this?!?!

    should at least be a big enough story so that george will, cokie roberts, and david gregory can make excuses for this absolute buffoon. unbelievable!

  26. September 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    At 9 pm EDT on Rachel tonight (Michael Lewis, Kurt Eichenwald):

    Michael Lewis’ VF article now online, “Obama’s Way”:

    • 100 lisalovesobama
      September 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      where’s the rest of it? that’s not the full article. i got to the bottom and was like: “what the fuck?!!!” I was left hanging. I’m gonna search for the full article.

  27. September 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I am watching Snow White on pay per view.
    Interesting version!

  28. 103 Dudette
    September 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Watch this again… this woman kicks ASS!!

  29. 106 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Remember when UpChuck Tweeted this on July 31? At that time, he was probably confident that Romney would do well in Aug.

    Hmm.. well, how’s that working out for ya, Toddie?

  30. 113 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  31. September 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Good day my peoples. When you get a moment, check out Chris Nelson’s new video for President Obama. Feel free to “Like” the video: http://youtu.be/SC99qMaugJ0, and make your comments known. Also, if you have not done it already, please make
    sure you go out, get registered and vote, because it counts in this election, not just for President, but for federal and state congress as well as district judges and any other higher local and federal offices that are up for election. Make sure your voice is heard. See you all at the poles, on November 6 2012.

  32. 115 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2012 at 9:36 pm

  33. 118 xtine
    September 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Lewis (Vanity Fair) on Maddow re: PBO: (spoken w/ admiration) “He’s a different kinda Cat.” Lots of interesting tidbits, sure wished Rachel had just let the guy go for it.

  34. September 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Oh wow! Did anyone else get goose bumps listening to Michael Lewis talking about the awesomeness of PBO and the workings of his beautiful mind? What a mighty fine and brilliant President we have. By the way this was on Rachel. Can’t wait to read the article in Vanity Fair.
    Romney who?? Hell no!!

    • 122 prettyfoot58
      September 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      he did speak in awe of the President but if you wanted to know how PBO makes decisions….i still could not tell how he does…but it was very clear..that he was really impressed

      • 123 xtine
        September 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

        PBO thinks of his actions in terms of their effect on a humanitarian level, not political gains. That’s tid-bit I picked up but knew long ago.

      • 124 isonprize
        September 12, 2012 at 1:04 am

        Hey Prettyfoot. I mentioned on an earlier post. I’m officially a Field Organizer for Organizing for America. I’ll find out my area tomorrow. I won’t be here much til Nov 7. I wanted to let you know. Keep up the great work, we need to make even MORE CALLS, get more volunteers, and knock on more doors. but as you know, MOST OF ALL,


        • 125 sjterrid
          September 12, 2012 at 5:49 am

          Congratulations, isonprize on becoming a Field Organizer.

        • 126 prettyfoot58
          September 12, 2012 at 6:24 am


          I am soooo happy for youuuuuu….Congratsssssssss……and i know about the Urgency of NOW…..

          i cannot make it into the office as much as i would like/so i will use the call tool…the PA State Supreme Court is to take up the issue of the PA Voter ID law tomorrow…with the eyes of the country on PA we will see if they will ROB citizens of their vote and try to STEAL this election….



          • 127 isonprize
            September 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

            Prettyfoot, THANKS so much. Send prayers, good vibes and all good thoughts my way!!

            The VOTER ID hearing before the Pennsylvanis Supreme Court is tomorrow Sept 13 in Philadelphia, PA.

            Brief Filed in Voter ID Appeal; Oral Argument Scheduled for Sept. 13

            (8/30/12) Today the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Arnold & Porter, Advancement Project, and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) filed a brief urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse the Commonwealth Court’s refusal to block the voter ID law for the upcoming election.

            Oral argument before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, Philadelphia, Room 456. The room seats 174. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. PCN-TV will be airing the argument live.


            • 128 prettyfoot58
              September 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

              The NAACP along with other groups will be holding a rally to protest the unjust PA VOTER ID law…i sent you an invite via face book….In Dr Kings …Letter from a Birmingham Jail…he was criticized by his fellow ministers for disobeying the Jim Crow laws…he told them that he had an obligation to fight against UNJUST laws…

              The PA VOTER ID law is an UNJUST law and we must fight against it….


    • 129 COS
      September 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      I could not take my eyes off the tv when he was speaking. He said that whatever you think of PBO, he is a “cool cat”. I like that.

  35. September 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wednesday Sep. 12, 2012
    10:45 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    12:30 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Wright State University.
    1:15 PM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    1:30 PM
    Obama departs Joint Base Andrews en route Las Vegas, Nev.
    6:00 PM
    Obama arrives in Las Vegas, Nev.
    7:00 PM
    Biden and Jill Biden host a reception with Jewish community leaders at the Naval Observatory.
    8:25 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Cashman Center.
    9:40 PM
    Obama departs Las Vegas, Nev. en route Aurora, Colo.
    11:10 PM
    Obama arrives in Aurora, Colo.

  36. 131 xtine
    September 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Jim Cramer’s dad doesn’t have PA docs to vote.

  37. 137 squarepeg
    September 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I’m watching the reality series on rebuilding ground zero: very touching. 😥

    • 138 PoliticalJunkessa
      September 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I’ve seen it before, but I’m re-watching tonight. I’m so impressed by all the care and genius that has gone into the rebuilding, from the architects to the curators to the iron workers. It’s truly the best of humanity. I hope the families find some measure of comfort and healing when they visit. Sigh.

  38. September 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I just HAD TO POST this twitter conversation in my timeline. I nearly choked upon reading that Jennifer Rubin, an even bigger delusional hack than Mark Halperin and Peggy Noonan combined, is going TO DO THE MATH! Yes, Jennifer, we can’t wait for the “math”.

    Greg Sargent :Voters taking far more nuanced view of economy/Obama presidency than Romney camp wants,

    ByronYork :Key to Obama victory in your analysis is hope voters have ‘downgraded their expectations’ about pres performance on econ, no?

    Greg Sargent ‏:if Romney loses (he very well may win) I think it will be b/c they developed too simplistic view of how voters see economy/Obama

    ByronYork: Bottom line: If voters lower their standards, Obama wins. If they don’t, Romney wins. Right?

    Greg Sargent :You assume voters automatically decide Romney has the answers to their problems. Why this assumption? (serious question)

    Jennifer Rubin ‏(Psycho Romney Flack): key is % of people who think Obama policies are wrong, it is not just a matter of time .. More later

    Greg Sargent :the vast majority of those voters already in Romney camp. the key is what is motivating the tiny group of true undecideds

    Jennifer Rubin: I will do a post with the math – it explains content of Obama DNC speech as well

    Greg Sargent : two other numbers: 63% say Romney hasn’t detailed plans and 57% say economy wouldn’t be better today if Romney had been prez

    Jennifer Rubin ‏:stay tuned!

  39. 144 pugeretto
    September 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Hi TOD & Chips. Well, I lurked, & then went out & bashed me a Cheney….feeling better now. Dudette, those Keith (HA HA) tweets are a riot. I have nothing but positive vibes on this election. The “Shut down the party, get new people” by the radio hack Laura was delicious. They are melting. Good nite all.

    • 145 COS
      September 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      A little OT, it appears that this Virgil Goode is a Ralph Nader, Jr. He says that he will take votes away from PBO and Romney, and his campaign is a grassroots campaign unlike PBO and Romney. What is he smoking? 🙂

  40. 147 Ladyhawke
    September 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm


    Fox News To Issue Correction For Misleading ‘Fox & Friends’ Graphic On Unemployment


    Fox News will air a correction for a misleading graphic that appeared on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends,” Mediaite reported.

    The program ran into some mathematical difficulty when it threw up a graphic about changes in the unemployment rate during President Obama’s tenure.

    Liberal watchdog Media Matters noticed a discrepancy in the figures:



  41. September 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    The stupidity of the Republicans: they keep assuming that Voters will turn to them cuz of slowed economic growth. Do they even consider the fact the same voters might develop that logic FURTHER and also ask WHICH party’s actions led to the recession? As Pres. Obama says GOP count on selective amnesia.

    You cannot decode for people where their thinking should start and end. If you want people to determine causality for their current non-optimal situation, they are going to trace said causes to their logical root. Very simple.

    Yet wingnuts want voters to weave a drunkard’s path to the polling booth to vote for them?

  42. 149 lamh35
    September 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    i’m not n2 conspiracy, but Romney talks about Iran, Bibi tries to pressure WH on Iran by claiming snub??? Coincidence???

  43. 150 susanne
    September 11, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    from paul krugman, who describes robmey’s plans another strong word, like ‘lie’–‘fraud’:

    ‘ Hmm. So even on the right, people are complaining that Romney isn’t providing enough details about his plans. And I’ve spoken to journalists who are sure that Romney will be forced to say more before Election Day.

    No he won’t. He might lose for lack of detail, but no detail will be provided, for a very simple reason: his proposals don’t add up.
    Another way of saying this, of course, is that his alleged budget plan is actually a fraud. ‘


  44. 151 susanne
    September 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    paul ryan’s competition in the congressional race is ron zerban–let’s give him some love!

  45. September 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    We noted recently that the latest PPP poll of New Hampshire showed libertarian candidate Gary Johnson taking 7 percent of the vote, and the new numbers from the Democratic polling firm out of Arizona show something similar.

    In Arizona, Johnson gets 9 percent of the vote, compared with 45 percent for Mitt Romney and 41 percent for President Obama. Another 6 percent are undecided. In a straight head-to-head, the state is less in play than Democrats had hoped, with Romney getting 50 percent to Obama’s 43 percent.

    But, PPP pollsters note:

    One thing that could make the race more competitive in Arizona, perhaps more so than other states, is Gary Johnson’s presence on the ballot as the Libertarian candidate.  He pulls 9% in Arizona and he takes a lot more support away from Romney than he does Obama, narrowing Romney’s lead in the state to 45-41. History suggests it’s quite unlikely Johnson would really pull 9% in the end but it shows how many voters are unhappy with their main choices in this race.

    That last point can’t be ignored — in a close race in which voters are not in love with either of the main candidates, what if a number of people decide to go for Door No. 3?

    • 157 susanne
      September 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      i read recently that johnson is pushing to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. we think of him as running to the right of robmey, and therefore pulling votes from the rethugs, but i lived in new mexico when he was governor, and his appeal is more general. he’s an avid outdoorsman, and he’s pro marijuana legalization. so he appeals to some young voters, who might otherwise see pbo as their candidate. except are folks who are out camping and smoking pot really going to vote?

  46. 159 Rita
    September 12, 2012 at 12:40 am

    ughhhh… scum…

  47. 162 susanne
    September 12, 2012 at 1:02 am

    again and again i see this story developing: rethugs have given up on robme. it’s the ‘every man for himself’ attitude, and how it must sting!

    ‘ Republican leaders had all kinds of things to talk about in their first day back on Capitol Hill from their month-long recess.
    But there was one thing House Republican leaders did not mention in their statements to the cameras after Tuesday morning’s caucus: Mitt Romney.
    The estrangement seen in the past few days is part of a broader dynamic in which the Republican Party seems to be readying itself to cut and run from its nominee. ‘


  48. 169 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    He’s disgusting and pure scum. He and Reince are getting blasted on twitter.

  49. 172 sabreen60
    September 12, 2012 at 1:37 am

    This is a great read about President Obama.

  50. September 12, 2012 at 3:07 am


    Good night friends … have fun …

    Yes We Can

  51. 175 Rita
    September 12, 2012 at 3:11 am

    My first original tweet…

  52. 183 Zekke LyDonna
    September 12, 2012 at 3:35 am

  53. 184 Zekke LyDonna
    September 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

  54. 185 anniebella
    September 12, 2012 at 4:23 am

    When you’re running from behind, and you never had any class in the first place, you can expect anything from the Romney and his campaign.

  55. September 12, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Hi Chipsticks.

    I haven’t been commenting for a while. If I do I realise I’d only get swallowed up with all the other comments. But I do love reading the comments and I have such admiration for you guys. I believe in my heart that President Obama will get re-elected because of people like you who do such hard work for him.

    I came accross this CBS interview today and I’m not sure if you saw it but here it is:


    Stay wonderful.

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!

  56. 188 susanne
    September 12, 2012 at 5:41 am

    a whole list of fun facts, with links, about renewable energy:

    ‘ Today’s sustainability indicator, 1,079, is the number of jobs created by the average U.S. wind farm. The industry currently employs 75,000 U.S. workers. ‘


  57. 189 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 5:52 am

    BBC – US ambassador to Libya killed along with 3 other americans.

    Let’s see how fast the thugs will blame Obama at this critical point.

    • 190 susanne
      September 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

      you are right, they’ll try to wring some sound bites out of this. still, pbo can make lemonade with his deft hand. it actually reminds voters that he has experience and relationships that help to calm these flare-ups.

    • 191 57andFemale
      September 12, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Romney already has.

      “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in the statement. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

      Of course PBO did not apologize. There was an apology condemning the disgusting movie, but that was before the attacks. But this is the kind of fact that Mitt distorts with glee.

      • 192 amk for obama
        September 12, 2012 at 6:25 am

        Of course the disgusting piece of scum did. It is gonna do him jacksquat.

      • 193 lisalovesobama
        September 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

        Look down thread. CBS and NBC already reporting this as a fight between PBO and That Ass. No mention of the details leading up to the attacks, just Willard’s stupid comments about the whole mess and Team O’s response. On the comments section of CBS, there was only one comment and boy was it gleeful. Looks like Willard has finally found a shiny object he likes. 🙄 Josh Marshall on TPM is calling That Ass out. Basically said Willard jumped the gun and showed his true colors by being this opportunistic and that Pubic Hair (rnc chairman) is doubling down on Willard’s lie. Asses.

  58. 195 susanne
    September 12, 2012 at 5:52 am

    new mexico senate race…….check!!

    ‘ Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee canceled advertising in New Mexico for U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson — who consistently has trailed Democrat Martin Heinrich in the polls — to shift that money to other Senate races. ‘


  59. 196 lisalovesobama
    September 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

    So it looks like NBC and CBS aren’t doing their jobs in reporting on the whole Lybia and Egypt problems. Instead of calling Willard and Pubus out on their lies, NBC and CBS have managed to shove the truth out of their reporting and instead embellish the story and turn it into a he said, she said bullshit fit and adding Sarah Palin’s comments on Facebook to enliven the debate. Wtf? Seriously. This is such bullshit. I looked at the comment section of the CBS article and there was one comment:
    “yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!!!!”
    Pretty much tell you all you need to know about the reptards’ state of mind.

    • 197 susanne
      September 12, 2012 at 6:41 am

      sarah palin? now they’re just name dropping, with no attempt at responsible involvement. see if they don’t make it worse–which would play right into their plans.

  60. 198 susanne
    September 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

    what’s the chance jones and his buddy bacile are being encouraged and funded by the rethug machine?

    ‘ U.S. pastor Terry Jones, who had inflamed anger in the Muslim world in 2010 with plans to burn the Koran, said he had promoted “Innocence of Muslims”, which U.S. media said was produced by an Israeli-American property developer; but clips of another film called “Mohammad, Prophet of Muslims”, had been circulating for weeks before the protest.

    That film portrayed Mohammad as a fool, a philanderer and a religious fake. In one clip posted on YouTube Mohammad was shown in a sexual act with a woman.

    Jones, a pastor in Florida whose latest stunt fell on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, triggered riots in Afghanistan in 2010 with his threat to burn the Koran. ‘


    ‘ An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where one American was killed.

    Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion. ‘


  61. 199 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 6:42 am

  62. 200 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 6:45 am

  63. 202 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Mitt Romney and his team are the scum of the earth. Before the attacks took place, the State Dept. released a statement condemning the movie. At no point did Pres. Obama ever apologize on behalf of the protesters before and after the attacks had taken place but what does Mitt Romney do? His campaign releases a disgusting statement politically attacking Pres. Obama on 9/11. They sent this crass statement to the media and requested the statement be embargoed until 12:01AM on 9/12.

    “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in the statement. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

    They then requested the media release the statement on 9/11 and the Obama campaign replied back at like 12:01AM. For a presidential candidate to use the death of an American ambassador killed in a violent attack to launch a crude, vile attack on Pres. Obama on 9/11 says a lot about that person as a human being. Mitt Romney has no character and no moral values. This is beyond the pale.

    • September 12, 2012 at 7:07 am

      They are goon for the Military Vote in Virginia, tough talk, is what the White independent Men Like.
      It’s disgusting, but it’s all about winning Votes.

  64. September 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

    So, the American Embassy was attacked in Libya and The US Ambassador was Killed.
    And in Egypt, our Embassy was attacked.
    You know what, is this how they reward us, for helping them? Fuck them!

  65. September 12, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Hat Florida Pastor should be thrown in Jail!

  66. September 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

    You Know, DSS and The Maribes ate directly responsible for the lives of the Ambassador and their Family.
    I have a hard time believing, that they got to Hom and killed Him. The US Marines would have fought back. I know this.
    Something else to the story? This cannot be all to the story.
    And Robney is a Jerk!

  67. 207 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Pres. Obama has released a statement on the death of the ambassador and the violent attacks.

    I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
    I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
    On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya’s transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
    The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.


  68. 208 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

    From the asshole known as Chuck Todd.

  69. 209 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 7:36 am

    • September 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

      Enter the Tea Party, who will freak out about The Muslins here. I keep thinking this was the October surprise, but because Robney was falling way behind, they used this now.
      Of course, like The President says, Terry Jones is wrong and so are the Muslim Extremists.

  70. September 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    May Our Creator Bless the spirits of the people who transitioned in Libya. And may their families be comforted in this time of grief.

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