Coming Up


President Obama on the set of the “Late Show With David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater, Sept. 18


More clips at the Rachel Ray site here – thank you UT!


Chat away 😉

321 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. 2 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm


  2. 4 Dee
    September 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Where is everybody?

  3. 5 dee
    September 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    okay, so i have so enjoyed this Mitt fiasco, and our prez looks so dignified, cool, and poised, while Mitt is scrambling. It amazes me that so many of my mormon brethren are buying his goods.

    • September 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      It is surprising that so many Mormons are buying into it. He’s really not representing the church very well. He lies a lot. Despises the poor. Seems to value money over all else. Doesn’t portray any level of hopefulness at all. Ann seems to be the same. And the other sad thing is that a lot of the spokespersons for the church are not doing much better. Clearly, Dee, this isn’t representative of all Mormons, as you’ve said. Are you hearing any chatter?

      • 7 dee
        September 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Not today, very little over the last few days with the faux pas he has committed. The church leaders do not committ on politics, the higher general authorities have been instructed to not even contribute financially to any political campaigns, so as to remain nuetral. We do not discuss it in church, BUT we sure do talk about outside the chapel, we had a visity authority at a conference this weekend, and nothing was spoken, other than to be active in our communities and also vote.

        • 8 theo67
          September 19, 2012 at 2:09 am

          This is actually a lot better than the Roman Catholic priests who have been inserting themselves into all sorts of political activities and even preaching politics from the pulpit. Good to know.

  4. 9 dee
    September 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Sorry, Hopefruit, I was actually first, with all the fumbling on my kindlefire!

  5. 13 ChristiMTL
    September 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I think Dave really likes President Obama and FLOTUS.

  6. 18 dee
    September 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Well I guess I will have a conversation with myself, Is there an accident out the window, that everyone is looking at, that I am missing?

  7. 21 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    via BJ

    A palpably gloomy and openly frustrated mood has begun to creep into Mr. Romney’s campaign for president. Well practiced in the art of lurching from public relations crisis to public relations crisis, his team seemed to reach its limit as it digested a ubiquitous set of video clips that showed their boss candidly describing nearly half of the country’s population as government-dependent “victims,” and saying that he would “kick the ball down the road” on the biggest foreign policy challenge of the past few decades, the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

    Grim-faced aides acknowledged that it was an unusually dark moment, made worse by the self-inflicted, seemingly avoidable nature of the wound. In low-volume, out-of-the-way conversations, they are now wondering whether victory is still possible and whether they are entering McCain-Palin ticket territory.


    sweet, sweet schadenfreude.

  8. 28 dee
    September 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Lastly, I have never been first, (I was so close Chipsticks gave me a rocket, a few months back) I kinda hope I could get another great shot of Pres Obama and the family!

  9. 29 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    A repeat but worth it:

  10. September 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Can’t stay up so late to watch President Obama on Letterman, but will definitely watch it tomorrow on CBS (or probably here if Chip posts it).

    Very fired up but wondering why the Gallup poll is so close with President Obama only up by 1%. Hope we are not letting Romney’s gaffes make us too complacent. Going to donate some more $$$ to help out.

  11. 37 dotster3
    September 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Ia.’s Steve King needs to go. Besides his constant birther nonsense and other outrageous statements—–every time he speaks, it’s utter crazy talk—–he said in a debate last night that President Obama does not respect the constitution, free enterprise, life and families. He was booed, but he needs to be more than booed. He needs to be gone. Donate if you can to Christie Vilsack’s campaign.

  12. 44 dee
    September 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve been watching politics since the ’60’s , and I have never seen anyone shoot themselves in the foot, go “woops upside their head”, like this!

  13. September 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I’m here!!

    President Obama is here in NYC and I totally forgot! I wanted to swing by the 40/40 Club to see if I could sneak a peek. Ah well…maybe next time.

  14. September 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hiya Chips. Did you guys see this?

  15. 54 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Hahahahahahaha!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  16. 55 dotster3
    September 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    What in the world?—-not linking the whole stinking story about Willard on FOX, but one of his preposterous statements was that the half of the electorate who support Obama are more European than American in outlook. Here’s the “other” argument again. Obama’s not American. Stoking the hate and divide. I cannot stand Mitt Romney gor one more minute.

    • 56 amk for obama
      September 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      The fucker is doubling down in stupidity. So now Obama is european.

      • 57 Nena20409
        September 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Amk Romney has been saying that since 2011. He has used the foreign reference for over one year now.

      • 58 nathkatun7
        September 19, 2012 at 3:02 am

        O.K., that is it for me! I am through trying to pay attention to the right wingers. So, Obama, formerly the Kenyan/Indonesian/Black American communist, is now a European? Without a doubt, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, and all the rest are seriously in need of urgent intervention therapy. This is no longer some thing to joke about. They’ve completely lost their minds. They are seriously suffering from the Obama derangement syndrome. Trying to engage them in serious political discussion is of no use. Even humor doesn’t seem to help.

    • 59 utaustinliberal
      September 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Tick…Tock….Tick..Tock. Mitt Romney is losing the election.

  17. September 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    We raised 6.5 million tonight at the fundraisers.
    If Robney got that, Chuck Todd would have a hard on.
    That is all!

  18. September 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Love the Money Boo Boo!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  19. 70 forus50
    September 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    • September 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      I have a lot of political reporters in my twitter feed and it drives me nuts that they smugly act like the warchest battle is what’s at stake, not what’s best for the country.

      In the interest of “objectivity” they fail to mention how unspeakably awful Congress is. They fail to mention that it’s possible to have a function government.

      Earlier today I saw something about the October surprise will be that R-money has no money.

      With GOP and CW trashing him left and right, no wonder that everyone except for the corrupt will stop donoting to a lost cause.

      He’s barely even campaigning at this stage; mostly just fundraising.

      Pitiful state of affairs, which I hope drags the entire GOP House and Senate down with him in November.

      Serves them right, and will allow the government to actually work again.

      Can you imagine what PBO can accomplish with the wind at his back? Hallelujah.

    • 74 Dudette
      September 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Shut the Front Door! 😯

    • September 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    • 76 Nena20409
      September 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      What has been happening to all the loot he has been raising or is this a wicked JOKE?

      • 77 FoxfireTX
        September 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

        This is not about him not having enough money, it’s about a cash flow problem between the primary dollars and GE dollars. He had used up his primary funds and needed to start working on the general but could not touch those funds until he was actually nominated. BUT apparently somehow you can take out a loan and then pay it back although you have to raise the funds separately. Seems another way the Mitt found to get around regulations. We know it’s the ONE thing he is good at.

    • 78 Pamela
      September 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Tut, tut, tut, my heart is just breaking…. Wah.

    • 79 nathkatun7
      September 19, 2012 at 3:33 am

      Is this a joke? I thought RMoney was awash in money, having out raised the President, almost 2:1, for several months? Was the Romney campaign lying about how much money it raised in order to make Mitt seem invincible? Or has the campaign been spending the money recklessly? The question is, if Mitt can’t manage his campaign to make sure that it stays out of debt, how can we be sure that once he is elected President he will keep the nation’s budget out of red ink?

  20. September 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Nate Silver looks at how the swing states will swing when voting for President in next NYTimes Sunday Magazine:

  21. 81 forus50
    September 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

  22. 83 vitaminlover
    September 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I am diggin’ the body language between President Obama and Mr. Letterman.

  23. 84 ChristiMTL
    September 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Seriously….Dan Rather again?…..geez….I’m sure he’s going to say that Romney will win….or something stupid.

  24. 85 lisalovesobama
    September 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Ugh. Dan Rather on my teevee screen. 😡

  25. September 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Here’s a couple of tweets from an Ohio progressive from yesterday:

    “Subtle change in language from Prez in Ohio today. More reference to they. I think he’s going to close this thing with pitch for new Congress”

    “I think Obama is going to say, give me 4 more years and a new Congress and we can deliver on the promises we made to each other.”

    • 90 PoliticalJunkessa
      September 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Wow. I was just thinking about this yesterday — about how it would be a matter of timing for the President’s campaign to push for a Democratic Congress. You can’t do it too early, for several reasons I’ve not wanted to say out loud, but coming down the home stretch is the perfect time to do it.

      This is very encouraging to me!

      • 91 nathkatun7
        September 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

        Exactly, PJ! Right now the President can’t appear to be taking his re-election for granted. But,as you said, in “the home stretch,” if the poll numbers look good, he can start saying that. Likewise, all Democratic members of Congress, if the President’s poll numbers continue to look stronger, can start pitching their tents with him; pledging to help him govern effectively on behalf of all the people.

  26. September 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Ok, my new piece is up on TPV: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/09/they-have-to-go-all-in-they-have-no.html

    I’m pretty proud of it. Take a gander if you can.

  27. September 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “I’m Dreaming Of A White President” – Great Video. Well done.

  28. 107 ChristiMTL
    September 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Emily Friedman ‏@EmilyABC

    ABC News confirms: Romney campaign borrowed $20 million in August, is $11 million in debt.

  29. September 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  30. 126 squarepeg
    September 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I’m fading, guys. Don’t think I can stay up with ya’ll to watch letterman, so I will DVR it. We’ll swoon and talk tomorrow morning, though! G’nite!

  31. September 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    re: TheCaucus post “A Mood of Gloom Afflicts the Romney Campaign”

    and some commenters concerned about the R-money camp glee when the PBO video from 1988 “surfaced” (was planted is more like it, Meta posted @BuzzfeedAndrew’s tweet), keep in mind that PBO’s camp has no worries, because:
    “it’s clear Obama was talking about pooling and redistributing *government resources*. Not wealth.”

    Here’s the tweet that Meta posted earlier:

  32. 130 susanne
    September 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    pierce in his generosity, writes a speech for robmey:

    ‘ Got a little secret for you all. I don’t care if I win. I never did.
    But, you know what happens the day after I lose to Obama? A whole bunch of you start typing your resumes, and writing your essays about how I fked the whole thing up six ways from Sunday, and Whither The Conservative Movement? and all that malarkey.
    Me? You know what I do? I go to LaJolla…and I ride the car elevator up and I look at the sun go down over the Pacific. And then I do the same thing the next day. ‘

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/romney-speech-after-secret-tape-12824014#ixzz26sLvdc2u

    • 131 nathkatun7
      September 19, 2012 at 4:28 am

      The Romneys will definitely enjoy La Jolla. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. It’s also home to some of the richest people in America. I know that because I live 25 minutes from La Jolla. The only discomfort the Romneys may experience is that a sizable part of La Jolla may not turn out to be quite as conservative as they are.

      • 132 Cha
        September 19, 2012 at 4:54 am

        I lived in La Jolla for 5 years back in the ’70s and my former husband still does. Who, I found out during the bush years, is a republicon, I lived there when I knew nothing about politics but know for sure it never would have worked out with former husband. Brainwashed fox victim.

  33. 133 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  34. September 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    President Barack Obama greets Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve in the Blue Room of the White House prior to an event honoring the 2011 WNBA champions, Sept. 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  35. September 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    ESPN just gave an extended excerpt of PBO’s remarks during the Minnesota Lynx visit. Awesome sauce!

  36. September 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    President Obama’s campaign blasted back Tuesday after Mitt Romney used an afternoon cable news appearance to highlight a newly released 1998 audio recording with the president, then a state senator in Illinois, saying he “actually believe[s] in redistribution.”

    “The Romney campaign is so desperate to change the subject that they’ve gone back to the failed playbook co-authored by Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber,” said Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt.

    Romney repeatedly referenced audio, posted Tuesday to YouTube and linked prominently on the Drudge Report, during an appearance on Fox News.


  37. 138 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  38. 139 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    DCCC Letter this afternoon
    BREAKING: Crossroads targets House races

    We knew it was coming: American Crossroads, Karl Rove’s Super PAC, is going up with “tens of millions of dollars” of attacks aimed directly at Democratic House candidates.

    Rove isn’t stupid. He sees Romney’s floundering campaign. Now, he’s shifting cash into House races so Republicans will still have one card to play against President Obama.

    That’s why this is so important. President Obama needs a Democratic House to be able to make real progress in his second term. But the only way we can win the House is if we close this gap against the flood of right-wing Super PAC cash.

    Donate $3 or whatever you can to fight back against Republican Super PACs and help win the House for Democrats >>

    Boehner and Cantor’s Tea Party majority is the only thing in the way of President Obama’s agenda.

    We can win the House. But we need you with us.


  39. 142 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Got a nice thank you note from Mother Jones for today’s donation:

    “Thanks for your donation to nonprofit Mother Jones. Your support is incredibly important to us—it’s what keeps us alive. Your gift will go towards important investigative reporting that fact-checks the right-wing lie machine. When you read our next story online, you can be proud to know you made it happen…

    In case you didn’t know, your gift is tax deductible: Mother Jones is published by the Foundation for National Progress, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you have any questions about your donation, please contact us at 877-GIV-MOJO (877-448-6656), or giving@motherjones.com.”

  40. September 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm


    Think about it ….


  41. 150 susanne
    September 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    why the media goes easy on robmey (snark):

    ‘ At these times of declining revenue, we in the media need to stay true to our core interests. As the old saying goes, we should “vote the story.” And the better story in this election is clearly President Romney. ‘


    • 151 Pamela
      September 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      “President ROMNEY”?

      • 152 susanne
        September 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

        if he were to be prez–sarcasm about how he is prone to stirring up trouble for the press to jump on. i know, it looks horrible in print like that! the article is basically challenging the press to get real about their coverage, using humor.

        • 153 theo67
          September 19, 2012 at 2:32 am

          I still don’t like that they put those words on paper and then publish it out into the universe. They should have put quotes around the words “president” and “Romney”. That’s as close as he’ll get.

  42. 154 lamh35
    September 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Wait, I refuse to watch the Romney video and I don’t actually like to hear the man talk at all, so I even when they show clips, I click the mute button. So I”m watching Lawrence O’Donell and he said something about Romney insulting Whoppi Goldberg, Letterman and Leno??? WTF?

  43. September 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Do you think their were some Tea Baggers there?

  44. 158 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  45. 159 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Kids make a sweet musical ribute to Scott Van Duzer (Bear Hug Pizza Guy)
    “Scotty took a little grief for hugging the President, so now the community is hugging Scotty back in support.”

    Shut de door, keep out de devil
    Shut de door, keep the de in the night
    Shut de door, keep out de devil
    Light de candle everything’s alright
    Light de candle everything’s alright

      • 161 joanshaw
        September 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Very cute, guys. Love it.

      • 162 susanne
        September 19, 2012 at 12:52 am

        beautiful! thanks for posting–keep that scotty story going, too!

        • 163 HZ
          September 19, 2012 at 2:17 am

          This was so beautiful and moving. Did you all see the glow in Scotty’s smile as he was standing on the side? That is what POB does when his spirits takes wings and land at the doors of other like spirits and cause them to reach out and spread goodness, in this case it was young people and music.

          I am in tears. This is such a beautiful gift of love..Let us keep Scotty and his business in our thoughts and prayers of love and a sweet spirit. I hope POB will see this video.HZ

  46. September 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    President Obama took time out from a fundraiser Tuesday to praise his hosts, Beyonce and Jay-Z, at the 40/40 club in New York City.

    “Beyonce could not be a better role model for my girls,” he said, according to a pool report. He added that he and Jay-Z have a lot in common.

    “We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard but it’s okay.”

    It was a more subdued speech than what some may have expected at such a glitzy affair, according to the pool report. Obama hit many of the same themes from his standard stump speech, saying he wanted to make sure that, “here in America, you can make it if you work hard.”

    But he also added some new points, including about riding a fine line between confidence in his prospects and instilling urgency in such a close election.

    “I don’t want people to be complacent, but I don’t want people to be discouraged,” he said. “We’re on the brink of an election, but more importantly , we’re on the brink of moving America in a direction where we’re going to be more just, more fair. The economy’s going to grow in a way that includes everbody, an America that’s respected around the world, because we’re putting forward our best values and our best ideals.”

    He also made a rare, veiled reference to his being the first African-American president of the United States.


  47. September 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    But but but the Debates, the Debates, the debates and…

    • 167 ctgirl7
      September 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      They are so good at moving the goalposts.

    • 168 Dudette
      September 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Sob, sob, whine… Tell those whiners to pull themselves together!
      The Republicans are doing everything in their feeble attempts to relive the past! Our PBO will Go, Confront the Problem, Fight and WIN!

      We’re not going back, we’re going #FORWARD!!!

    • 169 nathkatun7
      September 19, 2012 at 4:48 am

      Bring On the debates! I know my President is not sweating about the debates. The only people sweating about the debates are the idiots in the corporate media who have been underestimating my President. All I am hoping for is that the debates won’t be a duplicate of what ABC did during the 2008 primary debates, in Philadelphia, PA, when the so called moderators joined Hillary Clinton in ganging up against candidate Obama. On the other hand, I am quite sure that President Obama learned a lesson from that experience and will be on guard should they attempt to pull the same BS!

  48. 170 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm
  49. September 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

  50. 172 Obama Grandmama
    September 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Saw a title in Yahoo News on coming onto this blog tonight that said Obama’s poll numbers went down in foreign policy approvals. I didn’t click on it but figured it is due to the mob action around the world. I certainly hope Romney’s didn’t go up because that would be insane.

    • 173 forus50
      September 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      That actually doesn’t really matter. It might be interesting but it doesn’t matter. Those national polls is just the silly horse race on the media’s little the merry go round. POTUS is polling very strong in Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin so he has more than 270 electoral votes covered if everyone votes who says they are going to. 4MoreObama!!!

      • 174 HZ
        September 19, 2012 at 2:36 am

        Exactly, forus50. POB is doing his job, and if we continue to do our jobs, we can win this for POB and VPBiden. The president has his pollsters in the campaign, and believe me Plouffe, Jim, Stephanie, and Axe are watching them for that news that will bring us closer to the victory on Nov. 6, 2012.HZ

    • 175 theo67
      September 19, 2012 at 2:39 am

      Yahoo News is the very last place I’d go to for news. It’s nonsense.

  51. 176 dotster3
    September 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I know why Whoopi told Romney she could vote for him (Romney tape on LOD)———taxes! She thinks Willard would save her money on taxes. She has complained multiple times on The View about paying taxes. Not a very appealing thing to know about her. I cringed every time she said something, but to actually say she could vote for Romney because of it—-yikes! Not good.

    • 177 lisalovesobama
      September 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Especially since she’s had fundraisers for PBO. Then again, who’s the messenger? I’d take Willard’s words with a grain of salt. Keep in mind, this wasn’t meant to go public.

      • 178 forus50
        September 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Oh she did? Well, maybe it’s just me. I don’t watch The VIew – I see some taped highlights on the internet and the ones I’ve seen of her haven’t been impressive. I don’t know why I’m going on about her – I haven’t had a thought about her as much as I’ve spent time typing here!

        • 179 anniebella
          September 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm

          I haven’t watch the View in 4 months. I finally got so tired of right wing nut. And Whoopi would not vote for Mitt Romney. She has hosted a fund raiser for POTUS.

    • 180 forus50
      September 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      She’s a weird bird. I have never been able to figure her out and her comedy career was short lived, when most comedians are in it even as seniors. More recently when she farted on the set (I think she lifted up a leg for it!) – not to be gross but that was bizarre. She seems like she’s got a chip on her shoulder about something and her interaction with POTUS seems oddly uncomfortable. Or maybe it’s just gas…:)

    • 181 theo67
      September 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

      You know, amk posted a comparison calculator a few weeks ago that compared what you’d save between Romney and President Obama. The truth is, I would save three times more in taxes with Romney than with President Obama. But the rest of that truth is that I’d also be living in a place where less hungry kids got a good meal at school (sometimes the only one they get), a country that wasn’t investing in kids today in order to have a qualified workforce that was competitive in the future, a country with less teachers, firefighters and police who make a decent, livable wage. I’d be in a place that wasn’t growing and learning and thriving. And I’d be in a place where the gap between the rich and everyone else just continued to grow wider and wider. Those things make a society civilized, and I’d much rather pay taxes and see those things, than have a few more dollars in my pocket to buy baubles, and see the country going into decline. Because with that kind of disparity – eventually, the country falls into third world status and dies.

    • 182 amk for obama
      September 19, 2012 at 3:00 am

      Fuck whoopi. Next ?

      (If someone gives me her twit id, I will say it right in her face.)

    • 183 Tosan1212
      September 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

      Mitt RMoney is a known liar. I bet he just wanted to be able to identify a famous person and a famous “diverse” person that claimed to be voting for him. If you listen to the tape, that whole segment was filled with uhs and awkward laughter. RMoney’s tell for when he’s lying.

  52. 184 lisalovesobama
    September 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Where is everyone?

  53. 185 forus50
    September 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    This is the reason that some in the GOP hold out hope for their candidate because on this day 4 years ago Obama was losing to McCain. Personally I always thought that Obama would win and it was the Palin temporary bounce of insanity but nonetheless we have to act like we are behind again in 2012 and GOTV!

  54. 186 Michele
    September 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I am going to contact the FBI because a Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to plot with IRAN to harm Americans. I am suprised you all are not shaken by this clip about a terrorist plot.

    • 187 Dudette
      September 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      I must’ve missed something…

    • 188 forus50
      September 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      No. That isn’t what Romney said. Watch the video again. Plotting something WITH Iran is entirely different than him saying he intended to take a political stance and try and capitalize on foreign events that might occur.

    • 189 lisalovesobama
      September 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      Michele, Lawry was just exaggerating. No one actually believes that fool was plotting to harm Americans. That Ass–Willard– was shooting off his fool mouth, trying to act as though he knows something about foreign policy when clearly he doesn’t. As to Lawry, he clearly despises Willard beyond all rationality so got all blood-thirsty about what Willard said. If you called the FBI over this, they wouldn’t even blink. This is not a chargeable offense. Lawry just allowed his hatred of and excitement over Willard’s incompetence to get the better of him. Willard was dumb for saying what he did, but obviously he’s not plotting with the Palestinians whom he feels are “crazy” and out to get his loverboy Nut ‘N Yahoo.

  55. 190 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Now that’s what I call a President! He looks and sounds like a leader. And I agree with Dave…he does look good. I love how cool he his in the middle of all this craziness. Keep calm and carry on.

  56. 192 AnitaW
    September 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Haters have taken to Twitter to criticize POTUS for Letterman appearance while “20 embassies burn”. Ugh, I really hate these assholes.

    • 193 anniebella
      September 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      AnitaW, don’t let it get to you. Will you be staying up to watch Letterman?

      • 194 anniebella
        September 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        The haters can’t help themselves. If I supported a candidate like Mitt Romney I would act like a racists fool too. They deserve each other.

      • 195 AnitaW
        September 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

        Tivo. I have to get up early to walk my dog. The clip above is fantastic. Can’t wait to see the entire appearance.

    • 196 forus50
      September 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      You can find all kinds of crazy on the internet. Probably 20% of American adults do not know who the current Vice President is. It’s not even worth reading let alone writing about it.

  57. 197 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    People were asking on an earlier thread about the guy running against Bachmann. It’s Jim Graves. If anyone would like to help Minnesota clean up a little toxic waste here’s the place to contribute.


    Here’s his twitter:

    • 198 susanne
      September 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

      thanks, sunshine!

    • September 19, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Jim Graves is such a nice man. I sent him an email of support from New Zealand earlier this year in April, wishing him well with his campaign to defeat Michele Bachmann and I expressed how all countries downunder love this President. I was surprised a day later to see a personal email from him lol

      This is what he said back to me:

      … you are fine person and I thank you kindly for you words of support…..know that I appreciate your note immensely! Warmest regards, Jim.


      • 200 theo67
        September 19, 2012 at 2:46 am

        So wonderful! Thanks for sharing this.

      • 201 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        September 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        Oh! That’s so nice. We need good people like this in government. I’m in MN and it’s so embarrassing to have MB representing us. But the people in that district would vote for a pig if it had an “R” after it’s name. I think she may have gone too far, even for them though. Thanks NZ!

  58. 202 Michele
    September 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I am going to listen again but Mitt did say IRAN, DIRTY BOMB, AMD CHICAGO..

  59. 204 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Pres. Obama is on Letterman now.

  60. 205 darnellfromla
    September 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I voted for Obama and will do so again this November. And I work my ass off! Mitt, you are a tool.

  61. 206 lisalovesobama
    September 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    $10000 says the repukes will make hay over PBO not saying how much the debt is. 🙄

    • 207 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 12:06 am

      SO!!!!!!!!!!!! They criticized this President for everything anyway. So to be honest who gives a dam what the repukes say. Let me go back to watching Letterman now.

  62. September 19, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Looking at Obama on Letterman…

    He’s cool as ice and twice and nice.

  63. 210 dotster3
    September 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

    • 211 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

      You’re dam right Mr. Simon.

    • 212 Dudette
      September 19, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Yes he does. That’s My President! I love him! 🙂

    • 213 Vicky
      September 19, 2012 at 1:15 am

      How I love to hear this!

      And, yes, MY Preezy was masterful, as usual.

    • 214 nathkatun7
      September 19, 2012 at 5:13 am

      Absolutely! He knows he is the President of the United States. When a hurricane or a tornado devastates states that did not vote for him, President doesn’t sit around saying that he is not interested in “those people” who will never vote for him. He just goes about the business of helping people, as he did when tornados devastated communities is states like Alabama and Missouri. When President Obama rescued the Auto industry he did not sit around and try to figure how that would benefit states like TN that did not vote him.

      Yes, President Obama exudes “confidence.” But he also exudes maturity, leadership and statesmanship! To be blunt, Mitt Romney exudes selfishness, pettiness, immaturity and political cowardice!

  64. September 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Obama says on Letterman that he immediately regretted the guns and religion comments 4 years ago. Brutally HONEST and HUMBLE. Mitt needs to take notes…but who am i kidding?

    • 218 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Remember……Mitt’s book. No Apology.

    • 220 edp4bho
      September 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

      @Obamaboy. PBO may have regretted it but he certainly did tell the truth, and we who supported him recognized. As I’ve said, the rethugs have made his statement all the more prescient when one notices guns at rallies- not to mention increase in gun sales- and God used out of context.

  65. 221 anniebella
    September 19, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Even though alot of Republicans has disrespect him, POTUS still show class and dignity. He is not up there whining like Mitt and Ann do.

  66. September 19, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I was just thinking, it’s a hood thing David Corn released that Video when he did.
    That Stuff happening overseas was beginning to hurt the President, fair or not!
    However, it also hurt Robney, as well.
    Congress, can’t help itself, and will be having Hearings to determine what happened.
    Will they be having hearings on Reagan, Clinton and Bush for Embassy attacks on their watch, as well?
    Anyways, David Corn did us a favor… IMO!

  67. 226 purpleshoesla
    September 19, 2012 at 12:29 am

    What ho TOD Peeps. Here’s a “makes you smile” story. Los Angeles Chef and Border Grill Restauranter says her dream guest in her restaurant would be…. guess who? 🙂 Interesting recipe at the link too.


  68. 227 lisalovesobama
    September 19, 2012 at 12:37 am

    It’s done? What?

    • 228 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 12:47 am

      Well Good night all. Letterman is gone off now. Enjoy watching and listening to POTUS. You can tell that David Letterman really like POTUS and FLOTUS. I thought POTUS might be in alittle trouble when he seem not to remember his and FLOTUS wedding anniversary, but he did remember. Actually he told how it was FLOTUS who forgot their first wedding anniversary. After POTUS kick Mitt’s lying behind, maybe POTUS and FLOTUS could go celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, October 3rd. Night all.

  69. 230 dotster3
    September 19, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Beautiful appearance by PBO on Letterman, by all measures. He is a remarkable human being. Always so impressive with these interviews. Genuine, intelligent, calm, cool, confident. The Best. There is no other like him.

  70. September 19, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Great interview with PBO and Letterman. I did not expect it to be so long and detailed and that was a delightful treat.
    So much substance and coherence from PBO’s great mind. Anyone who missed it, you have a treat waiting for you. Enjoy 🙂
    G’nite all. Sleep well.

    • 233 Dudette
      September 19, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Leave it to a comedian to ask substantive questions.
      Thank goodness we have so many alternatives to the sucky MSM.

      • 234 nathkatun7
        September 19, 2012 at 5:25 am

        You know Dudette, the comedians feel like they have no choice. The mainstream (I prefer corporate) media are totally useless. They are all about sensationalism and regurgitating right wing GOP propaganda. Smart comedians, like David Letterman, see through all the media BS! That’s why, in my humble opinion, they end up asking real questions instead of the GOP talking points questions that the president, and his Press Secretary, are routinely bombarded with by the so called WH press.

    • 236 theo67
      September 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

      I stayed up late to watch it – and I didn’t want it to end. Kept replaying it in my head that I couldn’t sleep for an hour.

  71. 237 Tally
    September 19, 2012 at 2:12 am

  72. September 19, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Dear Chips & fellow TODers,

    Yesterday evening I posted a comment:


    I have utmost respect for David Corn and what he has exposed.

    That said, open questions remain:

    As David and Mother Jones (MJ) released the ‘full video’ of #SmirknMitt’s dinner party it was obvious that portions that had previously been posted to YouTube were missing. In a previous thread, the issue was raised:


    And, a request to David Corn for clarification was tweeted:

    As well as additional requests including a blog post at one of his relevant MJ blog posts (via DISQUS) that linked to my expressed concerns at TOD:


    and another request for clarification via Twitter:

    Why is this an essential and consistent with the message conveyed in my comment yesterday evening?

    We are dealing with a vastly wealthy, demonstrably evil (by any definition of the term) segment of the American population dedicated to plutocracy and maximum exploitation of every resource – people particularly – to expand their personal wealth and power. That’s the enemy we confront and if that video of #BainMitt and a few of his fellow plutocrats haven’t convinced you that that’s their agenda then it’s odd you are even at TOD reading this.

    In any event, the message in the yesterday evening’s comment was about the vital importance of each of us being ‘the media,’ being the source of valid information for all our fellow citizens. When something is inconsistent in that information stream we must have the discipline and integrity to question it.

    Why did such a crucial segment that apparently was part of the event at Leber’s mansion in May 2012, and one of the most featured segments on YouTube for months, of what was surreptitiously recorded at that event now absent from the ‘full video’ released by Mother Jones/David Corn?

    That question must be answered.

    My hope is that David Corn and his MJ colleagues, particularly since David reported in July on #BainMitt’s investments in that Chinese company, …


    …. are now preparing to roll out an ‘expanded version,’ but, in any case, the inconsistencies between what has been, and remains, on the net in various YouTube accounts, and what was released today as the ‘full video,’ must be addressed.

    Too much is at stake to mess with any of this.


  73. September 19, 2012 at 2:27 am

  74. 251 amk for obama
    September 19, 2012 at 3:39 am

    These are the truths we should be spreading around instead of what the effing pundtwits and the cable noise and rest of the dumb-down media are spewing.

  75. September 19, 2012 at 3:42 am

    As I watched this interview I kept thinking, “I’m so glad he is President.” He’s smart, thoughtful, elegant, patient, respectful of everyone in the world. He is the right man for the job and the right man for this time in our history.

  76. 256 anniebella
    September 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

    POTUS schedule for Wednesday is what. I know FLOTUS will be in North Carolina today for two events.

  77. September 19, 2012 at 4:29 am

    RALEIGH  – When first lady Michelle Obama visits North Carolina on Wednesday, she’ll work to get thousands of students at N.C. Central University and East Carolina University fired up about her husband’s re-election bid and to urge them to register their friends to vote.

    Voter registration drives are hard work, with volunteers carrying clipboards to search for potential voters, who must fill out paper forms and sign them by hand.

    Now the Obama campaign is taking voter registration to a new level of technological savvy bound to attract those just as comfortable with an iPhone as pen and paper. The campaign’s nationwide voter registration web site, http://www.GottaRegister.com, also permits people in North Carolina, 10 other states and the District of Columbia to sign their names to a registration form remotely using their smartphone or tablet.

    The technology from a California-based company lets the applicant’s finger or stylus literally direct a mechanical pen at company offices that writes the person’s identical signature on the voter registration form. The completed form is then mailed automatically to the elections office in the applicant’s county for review.

    The first forms arrived in county offices this week, according to the State Board of Elections.

    The so-called “wet signature” technology is another method by which the Obama campaign and other groups are complementing traditional voter registration drives in North Carolina, particularly for young people. For example, more than 63,000 young people who preregistered to vote as early as 16 years old thanks to a state law taking effect in 2010 are eligible to vote this November, according to Democracy North Carolina.


  78. 260 anniebella
    September 19, 2012 at 4:31 am

    According to Mitt Romney, Letterman don’t like him because he has appear on Jay Leno more then he has appeared on Letterman.

    • 261 99ts
      September 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

      Letterman probably has no opinion of Mitt – the GOP seems to think everyone hates them – when in fact it’s that people like Dave Letterman just “don’t give a damn”

  79. September 19, 2012 at 5:07 am

    So, now CNN is playing that clip of the President saying he wants to redistribute Government resources as a Weapon to prove what Robney said about the 47%, is true.
    CNN is unbelievable.
    I expect Morning Joe to follow suit, with this new audio, soon what Robney said will be the Presidents fault, according to the media.
    The Republicans push a story, like no other.
    Unbelievable! The old bait and switch, rescuing Robney. Man…!

  80. September 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Ny Times/Quinnipiac swing state poll this morning-

    Wisconsin- Obama 51-45
    Virginia-      Obama 50-46
    Colorado –   Obama. 48-47

  81. September 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

    President Obama will receive his daily briefing and meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before participating in a credentialing ceremony for 10 foreign ambassadors serving in Washington.

  82. 269 susanne
    September 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

    candid camera commentary- the more folks think about it, the more they realize how revealing it is, and how devastating:

    ‘ Was Romney abandoning the idea that his tax policies might help the economy generally, rather than just the tax filer, or does he simply thinks that “those people” are incapable of understanding any picture bigger than the mailbox in which they’re looking for their checks? ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/09/mitt-romney-mother-jones-video.html#ixzz26uMy0cDv

  83. 273 Dudette
    September 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Hmmm WordPress weirdness? Replies are posting as separate comments. 😦

  84. 276 99ts
    September 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Ann Romney needs to impersonate Cindy McCain & stand on the stage with her mouth shut. Did she really say this?

    “…he [Mitt] was really talking about a much bigger problem of people becoming dependent on the government. She said that if corrective measures aren’t taken, then more people will become dependent on the government.

    Corrective measures?? Do we starve people? take away their water? Let them wear rags? Just what are Ann’s corrective measures? Ah Maybe rub their faces in their food?

    And still, she has no idea how badly her remarks are received.

    • 277 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Won’t work Ann. We already know what your husband and you think of people like us. We’re lazy, free loaders, bums, who want the Government to provide everything for us. And you and Mitt don’t give a dam about us, even though you claim to be a christian.

    • 278 theo67
      September 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

      What exactly do they think the government is there for? Why don’t they want to use public funds to invest in public goods, like roads and bridges and new technologies and making the US more competitive? Why do they think it’s wrong that people pay into social programs and then expect to get what they paid for when they need it? Why do they think it’s only right if the dependent groups are the very rich and the corporations?

      I have a pretty well educated friend who said to me very plainly one day that the government and country exist for the corporations, not the people. I couldn’t pick up my jaw from the floor for about ten minutes. She backed down when I called her a Republican.

  85. 279 dotster3
    September 19, 2012 at 7:40 am

    This is hilarious, mostly because Jimmy Fallon picks up on Romney’s bed head at his hastily called 47% press appearance


  86. 281 Lorraine
    September 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

    My church member is on Morning Joe! Denzel!!!!!! He looks so young, serving the Lord definitely keeps you young looking.

  87. 283 Dudette
    September 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Check this out from the ’08 campaign. Pay close attention to what Kerry Washington says at 1:29. In yo face, Mitt Romney!

  88. 284 Dudette
    September 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Such a shame that I have to work on my birthday. (Skeeee!!!) But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Everyone have a beautiful day!

    Say happy birthday to Soledad O’Brien too! 🙂

  89. 298 pugeretto
    September 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Good morning Chips, what a week! The good , bad & the ugly….thanks for the tweet deckmention, I might look into that sometime soon. Thanks for posting the videos, pictures & info we all look forward to everyday.

  90. 299 globalcitizenlinda
    September 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I really despise members of the media who thing politics is a game and that they have to intervene to create a horse-race.

  91. 300 lisalovesobama
    September 19, 2012 at 8:28 am


  92. September 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Poll: Warren Up 5 In Mass. Senate Race

    // Massachusetts Democratic senate candidate Elizabeth Warren claims a lead in another post-convention poll, with a new survey out Wednesday showing her leading Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) by 5 points.

    The poll, conducted by MassINC Polling Group on behalf of Boston-based radio station WBUR, shows Warren leading Brown among likely voters, 45 percent to 40 percent. Three other polls released this week also showed Warren moving ahead of Brown, after the Republican incumbent had seemingly asserted himself as the favorite in August. //


  93. 303 hopefruit2
    September 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

  94. 306 hopefruit2
    September 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

    My posts are all out of order! WordPress, what ails you?

  95. 308 LDS
    September 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Good morning, Chips and TOD!
    Enjoyed watching our calm, cool, confident President last night.
    Have a great day! Off to donate and prepare to go to PA on Sat.

    A beautiful day in NYC despite all the heavy wind and rain last night.

  96. 309 squarepeg
    September 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

    GUYS – this thread is too crowded…let’s go here instead:


  97. 310 LDS
    September 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Okay. Did not go through…..trying again.
    Good morning, everyone!

  98. 311 LDS
    September 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Hello. Is anybody here? My posts are all wacky. Did everybody leave from here?
    It is morning, right? HELP!

  99. 313 hopefruit2
    September 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

  100. September 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Their goes Chuck Todd, spinning his own poll.
    Low Fireign policy marks and republicans are 9 points more enthused to go to the polls. He says, that enthusiasm could make up 1-3 points.
    Wow! This Guy has some skin in the Game. Me thinks, young Chuck has been hanging out with Ed Henery far to long!
    That is all.

    • 316 anniebella
      September 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Tell that to the 10,000 in the crowd who went to see the First Lady in Florida the other day. The main goal for the media folks like Chuck Todd is to try to keep the race close. Everyone I talk to is ready to go vote right now. As soon as we can early vote my family is planning to go, and I will get any neighbor to early vote also. Don’t believe everything these pundits say.

    • September 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

      It amazes me that what we see here doesn’t jive with what they say on TV. Seriously, do they think anyone their right mind would think Romney is better than PBO? I keep asking that question hoping that someone could explain why. Is it just for ratings? I agree about the crowd comment. When has romney or ryan ever had a spontaneous crowd like the Obamas. Geeeeez!

      • 319 theo67
        September 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

        For some, the only criteria they care about is which candidate is the white one. Everything else doesn’t matter. Not the damage that was done by the right wing, and not the damage they’ve promised to do and started doing at the state level. Not the fact that the GOP-controlled House has done zero to help the economy since they took over in 2010. Not the chaos that Romney has created globally with his few words of foreign policy – even before he was informed by daily national security briefings. (The fact that he’s getting them now scares me to no end). They don’t care who their candidate is – look at the losers they had to choose from, and they thought they were eminently qualified. They just want the white candidate.

  101. 320 lisalovesobama
    September 19, 2012 at 9:41 am


    • 321 lisalovesobama
      September 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

      😳 ——where’s that egg-on-face picture? Thanks Chips. Just to note, the previous comment was not for you.

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