Coming Up

Las Vegas, September 12 (Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America)

Monday: The President will travel to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio for campaign events. He will return to the White House in the evening.

Tuesday: Welcomes WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House to honor the team and their 2011 WNBA Finals victory. In the afternoon, he will travel to New York City for campaign events. While in New York City, he will tape an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. He will return to the White House in the evening.

Wednesday: Attends meetings at the White House.

Thursday: Travels to Miami and Tampa, Florida for campaign events. While in Miami, he will participate in a Univision and Facebook “Meet the Candidate” event to discuss education and the future of the Hispanic community. He will return to the White House in the evening.

Friday: Delivers remarks at a campaign event in Manassas, Virginia. He will return to the White House in the evening.

157 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. 16 Anna
    September 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I dream of being a firstie, hasn’t happened, probably won’t, in mean time continue to enjoy every firstie’s pictures and continue campaigning for President Obama

  2. 26 kathryn kivett
    September 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Y’all….several days ago I too was 1st….left message to give my”prize” to College Kay b/c I thought she needed a face to go with THE. “voice”…..plus she works so hard for PBO and I just donate so don’t deserve it….Now, if I missed it, I apologize, but if I didn’t how about the sunglasses one for CK?…Pretty Please!…….Also saw where Flotus would be in Durham and Greenville NC this week with no additional details….If anyone lives near there here is your chance…I don’t……Also, Glad MSNBC is off prisions for a while…such as it is…

  3. 34 vitaminlover
    September 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    As Willard, Paulie, their lives and this campaign implodes, our Beloved President and Vice-President continue to rise and grow and glow and smell like a rose.

  4. September 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Afternoon all.

    Still on a break for the weekend, but just popping in to thank Chips for frontpaging my TPV piece and for your kind comments.

    Also, I got polled on my cell phone today. Proudly said that I was definitely voting for Barack Obama. That should be worth a few points in the polls. 😀

    Back to my Saturday of footy and organizing the house.

  5. September 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I wonder why the President only does 1 or 2 Events, per Day?
    In 08, Hillary, Bill and Barack did 4 events per Day.

  6. 45 Anna
    September 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Oh Chipsticks I am going to be walking in the clouds the rest of the day, thank you for the encouragement, you brought tears to my eyes with that picture of two of my most favorite people.

  7. 47 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    quick break from crunching #’s; wanted you to share in the laughter:


    A woman was playing golf when she took a big swing and fell.

    The party waiting behind her was a Republican campaign group that included candidates for President and Vice President Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan respectively.

    Both candidates quickly stepped forward and helped her to her feet.

    She thanked them and started to leave, when Romney said, “I’m Mitt Romney Republican candidate for President, and my running mate for Vice President Paul Ryan, I hope you’ll vote for us this November.”

    She laughed and quickly said, “I fell on my ass, not my head!”

  8. September 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    It looks like MSNBainC is having Weekend programming, until 5pm.
    Go figure!
    Then, I changed, as the Black Guy in tv just said, is either Campaign telling the truth?
    Here we go, both sides do it -nonsense.

  9. September 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spoke to a crowded room of campaign volunteers in Grand Rapids this morning, insisting that President Barack Obama “has our backs.”

    The second lady’s visit to the Grand Rapids field office kicked off door-to-door canvassing in local neighborhoods and was the first of her three West Michigan visits Saturday.

    In an attempt to garner support from middle-class families, Biden’s three-minute speech briefly addressed affordable higher education, support for military families, women’s health rights and restoring jobs.

    As an educator, Biden said this election is personal to her.

    “Our administration is fighting to make higher education affordable to the middle class,” she said, citing the administration’s increase in Pell Grant funding.


  10. September 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    kind of a dumb poll but still funny and totally true because Mitt is not good with “sport”


  11. September 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    A Concert in a Hallway? This Guy is cool!

  12. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I have a feeling that those candidates in close senate races need to make mitch mcconnell an issue .

    I would play the clip of the famous legislative priority video and say that voting for a republican means voting for mcconnell a man who said his number one goal is not jobs but to make PBO a one-term President.

    I hope the people of MA and VA can wake up and push Dems over the top.

  13. 61 AnitaW
    September 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Phonebank at my house right now. We are calling battleground state of Colorado. Here’s hoping for a lot of Strong Obama and Ron Paul supporters.

  14. September 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Went Canvassing Today, mostly not Home, left Flyers, positive reports.
    Looking good!
    They pair you up with another individual, mostly College Kids, lots of energy.
    That is all!

  15. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Great canvass today. I’m hungry and exhausted. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the donations and to say we are working hard to keep Virginia in the win column for PBO.

    We have been instructed not to share our numbers on open forums now that the campaign is so close to election day but I’ll just say that NOVA was very positive today and I’ll leave it at that 😉

    One story to share. We all had our buttons and stickers on our clothing so people knew who we were and so one young girl (in her 20’s) walked up to me and thanked us for being out there. She said she was too shy to volunteer but that her and her mom and aunt were all voting for the first time ever this year and that they would be voting for PBO. She said she was too young 4 years ago and her mom had never voted and had regretted it since the night PBO won in 2008. She and her mom registered together just this summer. She and her mom are not in any “likely” voter model that these pollsters are using. My feeling is that there are plenty of folks just like this family that may have the pundits asking, wow how did he win by that much on election night. At least I’m hoping and praying that’s what happens. 😎

    If you can, please donate $5 to help keep us competitive in the battleground states.


    • September 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Right don’t share numbers, good job!

    • 77 vcprezofan2
      September 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you DD4O and Jovie! I don’t need numbers, but I do think the stories you guys share encourage the spirit. DD, I remembered your suggestion about helping with treats or juice so I sent out a little tweet about that this morning, since that’s all I COULD do. I might send it again tomorrow in cyber support of those going out. Enjoy your evening meal and put your feet up. Amk and/or Chips will probably come by with a drink for you …later.

    • 79 susanne
      September 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      thanks for the stories and the work you do energizing voters!

    • September 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      I can’t keep a secret!!!! I dropped a hun in your bucket. So, I guess there’s AT LEAST a hun in there!!!!!!! (probably more.)

      • 81 donna dem 4 obama
        September 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

        Now that was a wonderful surprise. Thank you sooooo much magapie!!!!

        • 82 magapie
          September 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

          I neglected to mention in all my silliness how much I admire ALL of your non-stop, wonderful, effective and important work. YOU’RE AWESOME DonnaDem!!!

    • 83 COS
      September 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Donna, I just added a few bucks to your FR page. Thanks for the hard work.

      • 84 donna dem 4 obama
        September 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        Oh COS its a labor of love for PBO. Thank you for that donation. I’ll have to increase my goal (again)!!

  16. September 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Btw, it is known throughout Libya that certain concentrations of “AQ” exist and you can be assured that the majority of Libyans are very interested in seeing them eradicated, soon.

  17. 86 sabreen60
    September 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Hi TOD. Hope everyone is having a good day.

    Last evening I got a call on my land-line from Gallop and I agreed to participate. I’ve been voting for 42 years and have never been polled. I was amazed at the questions I was asked; some were very direct and could easily be answered; others were very vague – for instance – are you happy (as compared to what ?). Anyway it is very easy for people to answer these polls anyway they want to and far too many questions require subjective answers.

  18. 87 collegekay
    September 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Went canvassing today in Fairfax, VA. For an affluent neighborhood, I was surprised at the number of PBO supporters. Very encouraging. There were the occasional Romney signs (even ran into Romney canvassers lol). But good day nonetheless.

  19. September 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  20. 94 forus50
    September 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    So for some reason I have now watched this sad but beautiful ceremony of the remains of the four State Department men who were killed in Benghazi. This videotape of it is without any cable talking heads interfering with blather. The haunting “Nearer My God To Thee” playing and the marching precision of the Marines carrying the coffins is so beautifully respectful it just makes me tear up throughout the whole ceremony. I am not a fan of the billions we pour into our military machine but this is one thing that they get very right – the honour and respect symbolized in this “Dignified Transfer of Remains Ceremony”.

    • September 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      A beautiful and heartbreaking ceremony. Not a foot step missed — unbelievably lovely. And so impossibly wrong for these deaths to occur, for both their families, the American people, and the Lybians.

  21. September 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “CHICAGO (AP) — FBI agents have arrested a man they say planned to set off a car bomb outside a bar in downtown Chicago.

    Federal prosecutors say 18-year-old Adel Daoud was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said in a news release Saturday the device was inert and the public was never at risk.

    Daoud is a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside.”


    The dude was stupid enough to be posting his “jihad” intentions online …

  22. September 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Neo-cons are like the Daleks from Dr. Who, they just keep coming back:


    • 99 susanne
      September 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      from paul krugman’s blog:

      ‘ I have to admit that I haven’t been paying much attention to Mitt Romney’s foreign policy; the domestic side already offers a target-rich environment. But my eyebrows shot up when Dan Senor popped up speaking for Romney in the Libya/Egypt flap. Dan Senor?
      In Senor’s case this meant that instead of trying to win Iraqi hearts and minds, he was busy trying to put a smiley-face on events for the American audience, spinning reality so badly that he quickly became a joke, “Baghdad Dan”, to anyone actually paying attention.
      I understand, in a way, why these people are still at it; research shows that the truly incompetent often have high self-confidence, because they’re too incompetent to realize that they’re incompetent. But what does it say about Romney that he’s relying on this crew? ‘


    • 101 FormelyFRED
      September 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I see Maureen Down repeating the debunked smear against Potus that Potus has not gone to his Intelligence briefings (I really hope the White House is aware of this cuz I am starting to see a few wing nuts push this theme)

      The bogus ‘intelligence briefings’ talking point

      By Steve Benen

      Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:46 PM EDT

      In recent weeks, and especially over the last few days, the right has
      become fully invested in a strange line of attack against President
      Obama. As we discussed on Tuesday, Dick Cheney, former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen, and
      others are accusing Obama of “skipping” intelligence briefings related
      to national security. The closer one looks at the argument, the dumber
      it appears.
      And yet, in the wake of Tuesday night’s violence, conservatives are now going all in.

      Now, I strongly suspect that Thiessen, a loyal Bushie who’s now a
      Washington Post columnist, knows what he’s saying is silly. He worked in
      the White
      House and surely realizes this anti-Obama attack really doesn’t make any sense at all.
      But it’s an election season, Thiessen hopes to
      undermine the president’s standing, so it’s in his interests to say
      Obama blew off an intelligence meeting yesterday in order to jet off to
      Vegas to raise campaign cash.
      The truth, as Thiessen probably
      realizes, isn’t controversial at all. In reality, Obama received a
      detailed, written intelligence briefing yesterday, just as he does
      literally every day, which contained pressing national security
      information. Most of the time, Obama also receives an in-person
      briefing in the White House, though as Thiessen probably realizes, many
      of the
      president’s national security meetings are never put on his public schedule.
      But what about the meetings the president is allegedly “skipping”?
      There are no such meetings — as Dana Milbank explained today, “In
      reality, Obama didn’t ‘attend’ these meetings, because there were no
      meetings to attend: The oral briefings had been mostly replaced by daily
      exchanges in which Obama reads the materials and poses written
      questions and comments to intelligence officials. This is how it was
      done in the Clinton administration, before Bush decided he would prefer
      to read less. Bush’s results — Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and
      the failure to find Osama bin Laden — suggest this was not an obvious
      Indeed, Thiessen’s entire line of attack only helps
      remind us that George W. Bush received a series of dramatic briefings
      about a pending al Qaeda strike in 2001, which he neglected to take seriously.
      But even if we put that aside, this attempt to smear Obama is
      nonsensical. I realize Republicans are looking at the polls and feeling
      antsy, but
      this line of attack is just dumb.
      Update: I’ve
      since been informed by a Democratic source that the president didn’t
      even have any fundraisers in Nevada yesterday. The attack is wrong on
      every possible level.


  23. September 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  24. 103 dotster3
    September 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    What??? Reince puts a dollar in all Repub supporters’ mailboxes in an urgent fundraising appeal. Does that make sense to anyone? Funny if no one sends it back.


  25. September 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    • 108 susanne
      September 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      yes, rethugs, it’s a good time to start planning your vacation tours of the holy land–oops, no not there. okay, tours of china–or, maybe not china. okay, how about a nice trip to bali? indonesia’s not really good right now either? so, hmm, how about mexico? brazil? france? russia? well, back to poland it is!!

    • 109 anniebella
      September 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Amen Bobfr. Bless you brother.

  26. September 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I thought you Guys said Egypt was Quiet, back to normal?
    Not so. Live pictures from CNN has riots in front of our Embassy.
    Come on Guys, don’t lie, I want to know the truth.

    • 111 Lorraine
      September 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      That is a rerun of Woof Blitzer’s show. It’s not a live broadcast, if that is what you’re talking about, Jovie.

    • 114 hopefruit2
      September 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      CNN is a perennial ambulance chaser – always EXAGGERATING tales of chaos for ratings. And I don’t trust American media reporting or interpretation of things going on in international countries (particularly where different language is spoken).

      I recall after the earthquake in Haiti, one reporter erroneously reported a little Haitian boy asking in a rhetorical sense “why?” The child was not asking why – he was in pain (undergoing some minor surgical procedure at a clinic) and crying out in Haitian creole “W-aye” (translated in American English as “OUCH!”)

    • 115 lisalovesobama
      September 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Why would anyone lie, Jovie? Was that snark? …………./confused. 😐

  27. 116 FormelyFRED
    September 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Behind the bogus anti-Obama welfare ads? The Heritage Foundation guy who said poverty’s no big deal

    Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM PDT

    The Obama-gutted-welfare-reform ad that Team Romney keeps touting because this lie works so well is the brainchild of Robert Rector. He’s a senior researcher at the right-wing Heritage Foundation who has
    issued ludicrous pronouncements, excuse me, scholarly ludicrous pronouncements, about how poverty doesn’t hurt kids and, in fact, barely exists in America. As Laura Clawson reported, Rector has said that people with air-conditioning, personal computers
    and cable TV aren’t really poor. And argued that the whole concept of
    trying to lift people out of poverty doesn’t fly.
    It was all baloney. Just like the welfare ad. The ad claims President Obama demolished the 1996 welfare reform act’s key change, moving
    people from public assistance to jobs. That claim has been thoroughly debunked which, of course, like all Team Romney’s other lies, hasn’t stopped the campaign from repeating it over and over.
    They have Rector to thank. According to Andy Kroll at Mother Jones, Rector is the target of a research project of the Bridge Project:

    The Bridge Project is affiliated with American Bridge 21st
    Century, a super-PAC that researches Republican candidates. (Unlike
    American Bridge, the Bridge Project does not disclose its donors.) The
    two groups are the brainchild of David Brock, the ex-conservative
    journalist who founded the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
    Bridge Project spokesman Chris Harris says it’s “critically important”
    for Americans to know where political leaders get their information. “As this report shows, not only are conservatives’ welfare attacks
    downright false, but they come from a man with a long history of
    minimizing the struggles of the poor and villainizing the very idea of
    government assistance for those who need it,” Harris says.
    Rector takes full credit for the lying welfare ad. And at a Heritage briefing, he implied that he could have proved the debunking was inaccurate:

    The interesting thing I was just talking about on the way
    over here is that when Romney did ads about this it was my research that was featured in those ads. It was all over the ads. When the mainstream fact-checkers went to check those facts in the ads, guess how many
    called me? One out of about ten of them. Because they knew perfectly
    well that if they talked to me they might run into a fact that would
    counter their spin, and that would be highly unpleasant.
    The Bridge Project gives Rector’s history in the matter of welfare and
    poverty a thorough airing. For 20 years, he’s been discredited for
    distorting data and mixing supposed facts with policy pronouncements.
    But he’s also architect of the abstinence-only movement. The New York Times reported in 2007:

    Shoring up marriage was Robert Rector’s vision a decade ago. A fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Mr. Rector wrote the first bill
    that legally defined abstinence education, and got it attached as a
    stowaway to the 1996 welfare overhaul, backed with $50 million for the
    states. A later Congress, irked at states’ finding loopholes in the
    original intent, designated a second pool of abstinence money in 2001,
    now the lifeblood of the movement.
    Given Team Romney’s choices for foreign policy advisers, energy
    advisers and economic advisers, Rector’s “facts” and policy proposals
    are a perfect match for the campaign.


  28. 117 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    thanks to everybody who has been on the ground in any capacity working to ensure that PBO is re-elected

  29. 118 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I remember seeing this young lady’s health story previously –

  30. September 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

  31. 121 ladyvader
    September 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Heavy canvassing day. For the first time, I received a call from the OFA campaigned asking if I turned in my registration form yet. I advised mailed out last week and will be absentee voting Oct 2. Asked me who I was voting for, told them most definitely Mr. Obama. He’s coming here to Cincinnati Monday and I sure wish I could get tickets…but will be cheering him on in spirit.

  32. 122 magapie
    September 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Big blazing headline on Huffin’mymuffpost (I KNOW, WHY DO I STILL GO THERE?) GOP TO ROMNEY: PULL YOUR FUCKING HEAD OUT NOW!!!! Like that’s POSSIBLE or like it’s not too late anyway!!!

    “Hello my fellow Americans. I have extracted my head from my ass now after a decade or more of it deeply planted….. Vote for me!!”

    • 123 99ts
      September 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      From the hill
      “Republican lawmakers are grumbling about the direction of Mitt Romney’s campaign and say he needs to change course.”

      How many times can Romney change course – he must be back where he started by now?

  33. September 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    “Of the 24 special advisers on foreign policy to Romney, 17 are Bush-Cheney alumni…”

    Obama has a lot of arrows in his quiver, and will methodically take aim at R-money (aims first, not shoots first).

    He’s making the dumbass R-money flail “Are your better off than you were four years ago” into a stop-in-your tracks ad with Bill Clinton; similar to the outsourcing “America the Beautiful” ad.

    When he takes on foreign policy closer to the election, sane voters will be faced with the same terror they were four years ago at the thought of a possible “President Palin.”

  34. September 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Also, this from a couple of days ago:

    “New poll shows Michele Bachamnn in danger of losing her House race….”

    Has anyone (Roberta in MN?) commented on this delicious possibility? How Michelle Bachmann and Keith Ellison can represent the same state is beyond me.

  35. 128 desertflower
    September 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Mitt’s Master Plan for Dummies: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romneys-new-focus-20120915,0,7556272.story

    Romney’s new focus: pushing a five-point economic plan (Maybe we should “help” Mitt share his disastrous plan )

    Here are Romney’s five points, with quotations from his speeches in the last week:

    Achieve North American energy independence by increasing access to domestic fossil fuels, streamlining regulations and the permitting process, drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and approving the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada. “No. 1, we’re going to take advantage of our energy, and that’s going to create millions of jobs.”

    Improve education and job training, in part by increasing school choice and changing the way teachers are hired and evaluated. “We’ve got fix our schools…. It’s time for us to put the kids and the parents and the teachers first, and the teachers union behind.”

    Curtail unfair trade practices, especially those of China. “I will call China a currency manipulator and stop them in their tracks from killing American jobs.”

    Cut the federal deficit by reducing federal spending below 20% of GDP. “You’re not going to get entrepreneurs to go out and start an enterprise … unless they realize we’re not headed to Greece.”

    Champion small business by cutting taxes and regulations, and by overturning Obamacare. “We need small business to grow. … Small businesses have been crushed these past four years.”

    “If we do those five things I’m talking about, we’re going to create about 12 million jobs in the next four years,” he says.

    That may be true, the Wall Street Journal said recently, in part because the addition of 12 million jobs is “not far off from where the labor market already is headed.”

  36. 130 prettyfoot58
    September 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

    All debates will take place from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

    First presidential debate:
    Wednesday, October 3
    University of Denver, Denver, CO
    Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour

    Vice presidential debate:
    Thursday, October 11
    Centre College, Danville, KY
    Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News

    Second presidential debate (town meeting format):
    Tuesday, October 16
    Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
    Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN’s State of the Union

    Third presidential debate:
    Monday, October22
    Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
    Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation


    So looking forward to this…

    which moderator do you think will do the best job!

  37. September 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I was going to limit my politicking this weekend, right? That’s what I had said? Jesus, I need another drink.

  38. September 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Some analysis:

    You all notice how deftly Pres. Obama has pivoted back to the Economy? And damn smart too. PBO is resetting and driving the election narrative while leaving Romney sputtering chasing after last week’s shiny object. Polls are showing him pull ahead of Romney on the Economy & jobs, and presto this is the time to press the advantage. And boy is he pressing it hard!

    Meloves the twin attacks of Romney 1) lies on China while being # 1 China shill, and 2) smackdown on “are you better off than you were 4 yrs ago” shtick with the powerful 1 minute TV ad.

    I’m sure Romney didn’t see them coming from left field. he thought we had retreated after Gov O’Malley fumbled the are you better off question on the pundit shows.. But I see Big Dog provided the punch to reset that question and now we are running with it.

    Meanwhile Romney, just like Wile E. Coyote is left clutching last week’s Libya dynamite, and it blew up spectacularly in his face. Clueless as he is he thinks he found an acorn in the Foregn Policy weeds and is gnawing maniacally on it. good luck with that one. As Arab streets are quieting, Netanyahu is coming to David suckass Gregory’s Suck the Press show to saber rattle on Iran. Who does he think he’s fooling? Everyone can see thru his intentions to press his entire palm on the election scales in favor of Romney. But polls show even higher Jewish support of Pres Obama than in 2008 from 65% to 70% now. As John Heileman writes in his New York Mag piece, Netanyahu’s interference smacks of desperation from a guy who knows his leverage is disappearing faster than cotton candy in the hands of a pack of toddlers. That everybody who is sentient knows that Romney is losing makes Netanyahu’s desperate act all the more pathetic. But he can do his dance on the media circuit. No wonder Ehud Barak is doing his best to save Israel from Netanyahu’s kamikaze act, by making the right noises re: PBO

    But as for Pres Obama, he’s letting the American people know that he is focused like a laser on the ECONOMEEEEEEEEEEE!!! What Romney wants to talk about what (Foreign Policy) his own campaign called “a distraction” just last week? He can go right ahead on that dangling ledge he has perched on. We are focused on Americans’ economic security particularly when Cantor has announced that Repugs will be on vacation AGAIN starting next week without passing Veterans jobs, AJA, or any thing to help the American people. Meanwhile don’t be surprised if in the middle of an economy speech Pres Obama announces the capture of the terrorists who attacks the consulate in Libya. Ha! Just my thoughts

    I luvs luvs luvs brilliant strategery,.

    • September 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      oops I meant, “the terrorists who attacked the consulate”

    • 150 amk for obama
      September 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      LOL. “Romney, just like Wile E. Coyote is left clutching last week’s Libya dynamite”.

      Loved the whole post zizi.

      • September 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        Thanx Amk. How did the protests play out in your neck of the woods? i mean both in Kenya & India. Are you back to India yet?

        • 152 amk for obama
          September 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm

          I am still in Kenya where I haven’t seen or read about the protests. I have read there were some protests in Kashmir in India but 99% of India didn’t care. I expect this storm will have passed ME and north african countries too by monday.

    • 153 desertflower
      September 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      “Suck the Press” 🙂

    • September 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm


      you are absolutely on point, once again..

      the Prudential Building is SO not playing with Willard.

      I shall not watch Bibi on MTP…because I already know what he’s going to say.

      they are delusional…while many Americans consider ourselves to be an ally of Israel, ain’t nobody but the neo-cons interested in a land war in Iran.

      • September 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

        PBO is at the warm up stage of the “I’ll crush him” phase. As Jeff Blake said in his aptly titled piece this week –The Obama Trap: Romney Discovers what Hillary and McCain Already Know – http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/09/6537072/obama-trap-romney-discovers-what-hillary-and-mccain-already-know . Romney should ask Hillary, MCCain, Alan Keyes, Jack Ryan and all the contestants left in the Obama blaze trail, what it feels like to be mowed down by the skinny kid with the funny name. Perhaps Romney thinks he’ll repeat Bobby Rush’s feat of 2000. Good luck with that.

        • 156 idon
          September 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm

          Loved the article. It reminds me of Playing the Dozens – Wiki “The Dozens is a contest of personal power: wit, self-control, verbal ability, mental acuity, and toughness.” The loser is the one who yells “yo mama” first, after exhausting all other forms of insult which has had little or no effect on his opponent. MITTNOCCHIO yelled “yo mama” when he started running false welfare ads against PBO. The problem? PBO’s mother at one time was on food stamps and her son became President of the United States. MITTNOCCHIO yelled “yo mama” when he ran false ads accusing PBO of cutting 716 billion from medicare depriving seniors of their benefits. The problem? Seniors saw no change in their medicare benefits because PBO’s savings were based on removing subsidies to insurance companies, getting hospitals and service providers to lower their fee for services, and going after waste, fraud and abuse. MITTNOCCHIO yelled “yo mama” when he accused PBO of apologizing to the world and sympathizing with the Benghazi killers. The problem? He was talking about the President who eliminated Bin Laden permanently, droned to death more terrorists in one year than Bush killed in eight years, and in his first year in office killed several Somali pirates who had the nerve to board a US cargo ship off the coast of Africa and take the ship’s captain as a hostage. Only one pirate survived and he’s in prison. Playing the dozens with PBO is always a losing game. People don’t get that he always takes the long view.

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