330 Responses to “Romney? He hasn’t got around a lot.”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    September 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Wait for me|!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      September 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      • 3 xtine
        September 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

        He was on Bill Press this morning & did a good job! Had to leave for work so didn’t see all of it!

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          September 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

          I’m glad they are addressing this even though I don’t hold out much hope of the GOPs listening or changing their plans. GOPs had no plans to WORK going in.

      • 5 purpleshoesla
        September 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        • 6 Dudette
          September 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

          Great response PurpleShoes!! 🙂

        • 7 vcprezofan2
          September 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

          This is kind of funny, PS – I sent him a TY tweet too before I saw yours.

          • 8 purpleshoesla
            September 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

            Frankly the more the merrier VC! Thanks for posting his tweet here so I could respond back to him. I like the strong cohesive front the Dems have now adopted since the DNC. And imho, “attaboys” from those of us “outside Washington” showing support for them is important and hopefully encourages them to stay strong and keep fighting for the American people. I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but we not only need PBO and VP Biden back in the WH, we need to “clean house” and vote as many of the Repugs ba@#$%#@ out both the House and Senate as possible. #RememberInNovember

    • 9 anniebella
      September 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      What a great response to the question ask of POTUS about Romney 47% statement. I loved the part where POTUS said are their people who abuse the system? Yes they are, at the bottom and at the top, because there are a whole lot of millionaires who aren’t paying taxes either. What a answer. A slap in Mitt Romney’s lying face.

  2. September 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    i’ll accept 2nd. congrats vc!

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      September 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      😳 TY, OB! Happy to share the podium with you.

    • 12 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Obamaboy, you gotta be quick around here to beat the flexible and nimble fingers of VC!

      • 13 vcprezofan2
        September 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        Hi CM! Fingers are neither flexible nor nimble. Like PBO, I plan ahead. 😉

        • 14 cookemom
          September 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

          I want lessons. I was ever watchful for the opportunity to slide into the open portal…..and that was with my good eyeball.

          • 15 vcprezofan2
            September 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

            Okay, CookeM, since you ask nicely…. Ahem… ahem

            1st. I think seriously about my intended greeting. (Being at the top at TODville is quite a responsibility, you know.)
            2nd I prepare it carefully, by writing it out so that I can check for spelling, …..of course. 😉
            3rd I copy the greeting ………so that I can share it easily
            4th (the most difficult part) I focus on the door***, trying hard to ignore all distractions, so that I can share my greeting as soon as the door is opened. [Oh, did I mention that the door starts creaking open on Twitter? At least it does for me because I don’t have an ipad/iphone]
            5th I paste my greetings on the notice board quickly and wait to see what happens.

            Good luck! I’ve been thinking of retiring from the race myself, but every time I decide for sure the urge later returns .

            WARNING: *** Sometimes Chips makes the task more difficult by changing the decoration on the door without advance warning, or by opening the door only wide enough to stick a note/picture out herself but not wide enough for entry. When that happens you can usually hear her chuckling inside. 🙄 Also, lately, she has started to include red herrings, so you try to open the door only to realize it’s just a faux-door, not the real one! Haven’t figured out yet what that’s all about, except to increase her level of fun while torturing the likes of good folk like me.

            • 16 cookemom
              September 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

              Oh so that’s the ticket. I’ll be on the look out. However, it does seem to have too many moving parts. I may just start pointing and clicking along the halls of cyberwebz and see what happens. Maybe if I can get the planets all lined up just so, it’ll happen for me.

              • 17 vcprezofan2
                September 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

                I’m sure in your long life you have noticed how different runners have different styles the same as different coaches do. When you figure out what works for you, I’ll be looking over your shoulder…maybe.

      • September 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        i’ll get first one day….one day. *hopefully walks away*

        • 19 cookemom
          September 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

          yep, just keep doing what you do. I tell my #2 daughter who’s your age, ‘it ain’t how fast you run the race, it’s knowing where the finish line is and how you prepare to get there (strategy and pace).

        • 20 vcprezofan2
          September 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

          You surely will, OB! One day>

  3. September 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Bringing this over from previous thread:

    Check out this cool [NEW] picture of President Obama, Jay-Z & Beyonce ….dusts their shoulders off… from the Fundraiser they held:

  4. September 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    POTUS just stopped for a burger. I see lots of cool photos and maybe a video in our future.

    • 27 donna dem 4 obama
      September 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      I’m sure Mark Knoller had a chill run up his leg. I can just imagine him saying, Yummmmm hamburger 😉

      • 28 hopefruit2
        September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        LOL! That must have been the highlight of Knoller’s entire week. The hamburger joint visit in Florida on this the 20th day of the 9th month of 2012. Now off to write his Pulitzer prize winning column about the yummy taste and aroma of that massive 5lb-juicy beef burger topped with melted swiss cheese, bacon…

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  8. 35 GGail
    September 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    BRAVO President Obama!!! Well said!
    Thank you Chipsticks for keeping me up-to-date with all that’s going on! U ROCK!!!!! 🙂

    • 36 Lovepolitics2008
      September 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Yep, that was a GREAT response. And I have to say the best part of it for me was his little laugh just before giving his anwer lol !

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  10. 38 sherijr
    September 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Grateful that POTUS spoke up for us- as he always does… so eloquently & honestly. And appreciate him mentioning that there is people at the bottom and the TOP financially who cheat the system.

  11. September 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Willards slogan in Sarasota Florida-
    Protect and Stengthen Medicare.

    What a bunch of Fly Puke!


    Btw- the President hot the souvenirs he wanted, Robney doesn’t get out much.
    Very good.

  12. 42 susanne
    September 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    good morning chips and tods! headline at the princeton election consortium:


    ‘ Conditions through August showed a 2% lead on the generic Congressional ballot for Democrats. As of September 20th, in the wake of the Democratic convention, the lead has widened to 4.0 +/- 2.0%. Although it has yet to be appreciated by pundits, this could well translate to a November loss of the House of Representatives by Republicans. Based on the generic Congressional ballot, the probability of a Democratic takeover is 74% with a median 16-seat majority. ‘


    yes, if the election was today, they give the dems a 74% chance of taking the house with a 16 seat majority. this is happy morning news for me!

    • 43 pkayden
      September 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      That’s fantastic. President Obama needs the House and Senate to get ANYTHING done to help the American people. Good to see that Americans are as sick of the T’Baggers as I am. They’ve done nothing but obstruct President Obama.

  13. 44 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Romney stacked his Univision audience with some loud belligerent “supporters” who rudely booed the moderator’s questions that they didn’t like. Obama’s audience was respectful and spent more time LISTENING to this thoughtful, detailed responses, as opposed to cheering and whistling as though he was giving a stump speech.

    I think that alone intimidated the moderators some (apart from their own corporate interests). The moderators failed to call Romney out on his lies (and he did a LOT of that), and simply let him carry on with his standard canned talking points.

    • 45 pkayden
      September 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      I noticed one of the women behind him mouthed “Keep Figting” to him after his speech, which I thought was strange. Thanks for the information about the stacking. That’s exactly what Romney did at the NAACP speech — flew Black supporters in from other states to stack the audience. This man is such a fake.

    • 46 theo67
      September 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Yeah – the minute the audience started wildly applauding Willard stating that the “business language of the US is English”, I knew the crowd was stacked. That’s the only snippet I saw, because I can’t take listening to his lies and strange, breathless voice.

  14. September 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Jonathan Alter says, that the 47% video and the Redistribution video is a Wash, at the end of the day.
    This guy has multiple personality disorder.
    That is all!

    • September 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Jonathan is just mad that he did not uncover the 47% video. The redistribution tape is not on the same scale. The President clearly said that he wants “everyone” to have a chance and a way up. It is no wash and only an idiot would think so. Besides PBO said that in 1998, not when he was running for President, but even if he had, there is nothing wrong with what he said.

    • 49 Lovepolitics2008
      September 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Worrying type. Let’s take it with a grain of salt.

    • 50 Linda
      September 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Alter is a Debbie Downer….all the time.

    • 51 theo67
      September 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      I regret buying Jonathan Alter’s book on President Obama. I won’t make that mistake again.

      • 52 vcprezofan2
        September 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Me too. And for the length of time I’ve had it (years), I never got beyond the first section. In fact it’s still in my work bag, in case I’ve ever stuck at a new location with nothing to read.

    • 53 anniebella
      September 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      I agree with you about Jonathan Alter, he’s a piece of sh*t. Any body with any darn sense know that there is no comparison of the videos. Where did Senator Obama insult anyone by calling them moochers, free loaders, irresponsible, victims. Where does Obama say that he doesn’t give a dam about anyone, because they wouldn’t vote for him. Alter is a freaking stinking piece of sh*t. Excuse my language please.

  15. 54 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This is freaking cool.

  16. 56 cookemom
    September 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    What is that sparring puppet doing on the split screen where Mitt is planning to speak on the Martin Bashir show? Ha, ha! Martin apologizes, he said, ‘I thought it was Mitt Romney, I really did, my apologies.’ I lub Martin.

    • 57 pkayden
      September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Didn’t you die of laughter when Bashir said that? I laughed so loud my dogs jumped up from the couch. Bashir has a great sense of humor. And that puppet DID look just like Romney, except it had much more energy.

      • 58 cookemom
        September 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        yep, it was hilarious cause I turned away from the TV while they still had the shot of the crowd waiting for Mitt. So I had my back to the TV when he said something about a puppet. Imagine turning around to see a little hand puppet looking just like Mitt on the split screen?

  17. 60 Pamela
    September 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Does anyone know what I mean if I say the formatting of TOD suddenly is all different: pages are white, with black type and blue for post links. There are no boxes around the comments, and all the comments are numbered. I have tried refreshing, going back to earlier threads, even rebooting the iPad, but not finding the red and black page layout I am accustomed to seeing. Thoughts?

  18. 65 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Martin Bashir is really pizzed at Willard. And unlike these idiots like Jonathan Alter and Chris Hayes who don’t give a rat’s arse if Romney wins this election, I think Bashir does care.

  19. 68 Soca Sweet
    September 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Huff Post has an article saying that Romney is strapped for cash that is why he is not having rallies and POTUS is beating him in advertising in swing states. All those months of boasting that they beat us in fund raising, the money was for other committees and not much for Romney himself. What frauds! LOL

    • 69 theo67
      September 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Yes, I think I heard on NPR last night that Romney’s people were kind of misrepresenting the numbers – that’s why he’s having to do so much fundraising. He is actually well behind the President in fundraising. And yet, he wants the country to vote for him because he’s an expert at money management? He actually believed what he heard on Fox News, clearly, and built his campaign around some imaginary version of President Obama, instead of the real person. Just like his RNC convention was built around a lie. Dangerous. He should have watched the Baltimore Massacre (aka GOP congressional retreat). His fellow right wingers made the same mistake…

      • 70 hopefruit2
        September 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        And that is a serious question the feckless media needs to be posing to the American people. Why should we trust a President who LIES about the finances of his campaign, who mismanages his budget and run into DEBT, with America’s economy??!?!?

      • 71 nathkatun7
        September 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm

        Is there anything Romney and his team don’t lie about?

  20. 73 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Is Little Ezra trying his hand as sarcasm? If so, EPIC FAIL.

    • 74 desertflower
      September 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      I think he’s trying to say that we need to elect a Congress that WORKS! Dems all the way!

      • 75 57andfemale
        September 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

        I agree. Not sarcastic at all.

      • 76 idon
        September 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        There it is, y’all. We need to give PBO a Congress that can work with him. What peeps are beginning to write on message boards, e.g. HP, CNN, MSNBC is that we need to vote straight BLUE, This is not about someone’s personality. This is about the someone’s policy.

    • 77 utaustinliberal
      September 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      I don’t think he’s being sarcastic. He’s merely paraphrasing what Pres. Obama said. One person alone cannot change the culture of Washington. Congress and voters have to effect that change.

      • 78 edp4bho
        September 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

        True, but somehow I get it he feels a bit snarky at that last phrase- did he run out of character space?

        • 79 hopefruit2
          September 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

          Thank you. That’s exactly the feeling I got. Klein is being damn slick here. He posts a seemingly innocuous tweet but which really is a mockery of the President’s words. And if you read the rest of Klein’s tweets on this very issue, you will see why I hold the opinion that this tweet was not intended to be flattering or supportive of the President’s words.

          Here’s an example of Klein’s thoughts on this issue:

          I also know that the main-stream-media (including the likes of Klein) have always been of the opinion that PBO promised to change Washington but only made it more divisive.

    • 80 lamh35
      September 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      it’s a response to the BuzzFeed crews manufactured “gaffe” that POTUS said you can’t change Washington from inside.

  21. 81 daisydem
    September 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    This video is perfect; his answer is perfect … right information, right tone … he is just perfect! If people listening to him describe so matter of factly how he sees the 47%, how can they not vote for him? It boggles my mind.

  22. 82 cookemom
    September 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Oh oh, it’s being reported that Mittfit’s being heckled at his event in Florida. Oh my, poor guy, can’t seem to keep those seniors in their seats.

  23. September 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    QUESTIONER: There’s 46, 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal taxes [indistinct] How can these people vote on spending money when it’s not their money? What would you do about something like that?

    ROMNEY: You raise a really good question, I think. I would think that every American would like to feel that they’re contributing to the defense of our country. And this is something worth having a discussion about. I don’t have an answer, because I don’t want to raise taxes on people that are not paying taxes today – in many cases, are poor. But 47 percent is a big number. Forty-seven percent of Americans paying no income tax, that’s a heck of a big number. And that’s why some have talked about going to what’s called the Fair Tax, which is a tax on consumption, and everybody consumes. But there’s some problems with the way people have constructed that, because very high-income people end up seeing a huge reduction in taxes, and that’s not what I’m looking for, and middle-income people see higher taxes. So you look for a way to say, let’s everybody contribute. And I will look – I’ll look very carefully at that, because I think every American deserves the privilege of being able to help support our troops and support our nation in defending liberty.

    And how exactly to do that, I’ll give that some thought. Let me tell you what I’d do with taxes, by the way, that may influence your thinking. And that is, I think the people who have been hurt most by the Obama economy are the middle-income Americans. People at the low end receive some help and benefits, a safety net. People at the high end are doing just very well, thank you very much. And people in the middle, the great majority of Americans are having a real hard time, and so what I would do to help middle-income Americans is say, for anyone making $200,000 a year and less, you pay no tax on interest, dividends or capital gains, no tax on your savings. So middle-income Americans can save for college, can save for retirement, can save for whatever the heck they want and not have to pay taxes on their savings.

    Fair Tax system is really unfair!!!

    • 85 theo67
      September 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Eliminating taxes on capital gains, dividends interest are the purview of the rich more than the middle class – so he’s deceiving the public about this. He himself has survived for the last ten years on capital gains alone – since he’s not had a job for a decade.

      The “Obama economy”? I think he means the Bush economy, because the Obama Economy is the one that’s actually climbing out of recession, despite GOP attempts to keep it in the ditch.

      Lastly, a lot of that 47% are seniors who no longer work, but who paid taxes and contributed to the very social services that they now enjoy and rely upon. Another lot are the soldiers who have now been told that giving them jobs after they return from the GOP wars is too expensive – need to keep that money so the rich can get more tax cuts.

      And really lastly – he ants to give every American the “privilege of being able to help support our troops and support our nation”. Is he bringing his money back from overseas so he can help carry that load and pay his fair share?

      He’s disgusting.

  24. 86 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  25. 88 desertflower
    September 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Warren/ Brown debate tonight 7 pm Eastern! http://boston.cbslocal.com/

  26. 89 Pamela
    September 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    DF, I see your suggestion to use google chrome, but as this has only happened once before, long ago, and I am on iPad, I don’t see switching. Also, I cannot reply directly to your reply above, but must enter way down here in the bottom of the thread, maddening, really. 😦

    • September 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Pamela, I usually only have that problem when using IE web browser. For some reason, it sometimes has issues with recognising the Hex numbers/letters used in the colour design of a blog theme and therefore would show in some areas with a navy blue colour and black instead. But when I use Firefox, the colours are okay and never have any issues.. I don’t think it’s your ipad, just the browser and wordpress theme not agreeing with each other lol

      • 91 Pamela
        September 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        TY, NZOH, but why it was fine this morning, and suddenly not, weird. I have put it away, out of time now anyway.. Dentist chair for me!

  27. 92 Pamela
    September 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Also, it’s only on the iPad this is happening, the iPhone is looking and acting as per usual! Cripes!

    • September 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Pamela, I OCCASIONALLY have that issue on my iPad. It is RARE, but it does happen. Each time it has happened, I find if I close TOD and re-open, most every time, it is back to ‘normal.’ Don’t know what else to tell you.

  28. September 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Mitt Romney, rallying supporters in Sarasota today, is wasting no time in seizing on President Obama’s comment to Univision about changing Washington.

    “The president threw in the white flag of surrender,” Romney bellowed soon after taking the stage at a steamy outdoor rally.  “He said he can’t change Washington from the inside.   We’re going to give him that chance in November, he’s going outside.”

    Romney was alluding to Obama’s eyebrow-raising concession that “you can’t change Washington from the inside” just about an hour earlier at the Univsion forum in Miami.

    “I can change Washington,” Romney promised.   “I will change Washington.   I will get the job done from the inside.”

    Now see? They jump on stuff hoping to change the subject. Then, the RNC fires out this email saying the President gaffed!

    He didn’t gaffe, this is experience and responding to a loaded question!

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  30. 112 FormelyFRED
    September 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    good grief that fucker just don’t know when to shut his piehole,no does he? (can someone send this to the Campaign for me please.That’s another free Ad for Potus right there)

    Mitt Romney: Most Undocumented Immigrants Lack ‘Skill Or Experience’



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  33. 118 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Been telling anyone who I can tweet, that BuzzFeed pack of idjits have been pushing this manufactured “gaffe” by POTUS that you can’t change Washington from the inside. Ben Smith actually claimed it was worst gaffe since Joe The Plumber…WTF!

    I’ve been following them since the beginning of the forum and BuzzFeed has been pushing this since POTUS said it, leaving out the whole statement.

    And low and behold, Mittens just used it on the stump less than 1 hour later…BuzzFeed is only about page clicks the bastards.

    • September 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      The media love to play trivial pursuit.

    • September 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      You see? I told you? LOL!

    • 122 Linda
      September 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Big Wow….it is the truth….

    • September 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      i like how these idiots love taking a little part of what Obama says without giving the WHOLE quote, statement, story. Propaganda BULLSHIT!!

    • 124 criquet
      September 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    • 128 Melissa
      September 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      We have to nip this in the bud quick coz I’m starting to see a few people pick this up. And apparently, the Romney campaign is saying they will be using this against Obama in the upcoming weeks.
      They are so stupid!!! POTUS has been saying for YEARS that ” We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”. The change has always been about US, not just one man. C’mon, the media is now just jumping on anything. You can’t just pick up a phrase and decide randomely that it’s a gaffe.
      Seems like Team Obama is on the case too because they’ve been retweeting a lot of the statements from POTUS dating back to ’08 saying the exact same thing. Let’s make sure we push back heavily as well , for those who are on twitter…

      • 129 lamh35
        September 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

        I don’t actually see anyone other than the usual suspects picking up on this. The majority of the media on twitter are totally snarking the BS given by BuzzFeed especially once the video was shown of Romney saying the same thing in ’08.

        check my update

  34. 130 FiredUpInCA
    September 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Mitt Romney at Boca Raton fundraiser:

    “if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting bloc has in the past, why we’re in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation.”

    Did the Univision moderators ask Romney about this statement? Because if they did I haven’t found any evidence of it.

    • 131 pkayden
      September 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Well Romney is right. If Latinos start to vote for Democrats at same rates as African Americans (90 and up), the Repubs are toast.

  35. 132 susanne
    September 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    ‘ In one the weirdest (and most effective) political ads of the season, nearly the entire cast of The West Wing has reunited to shoot a campaign ad — in character — for a candidate for Michigan’s Supreme Court. The whole gang is here — Josh, Toby, President Bartlett, even C.J. and the quiet secretary — walking and talking in that old Aaron Sorkin style to discuss the complicated “crisis” of people not voting on non-partisan judicial ballots. Along the way, they manage to work in an endorsement for Bridget Mary McCormack, a University of Michigan law professor who is appearing on the (you guessed it) non-partisan portion of the Michigan ballot. ‘


  36. 135 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS will both be on The View together next Tuesday. It’s being taped next Monday.

  37. 136 Lovepolitics2008
    September 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Problem we have is that the Village is completely in love with the concept of a horse race, so they will help Romney to get back in the game, in any way possible. It’s not necessarily bias, it’s just because a close race is more exciting. They crave for that kind of thing.

    President Obama obviously meant what he’s always meant: it’s the people who apply pressure who can obtain real change. God, he must be absolutely mortified right now to have given the GOP and the media an opening like this. Time for the Obama campaign and all supporters to bring their A-game and turn this around ASAP.

    • 137 hopefruit2
      September 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Slight correction: They will TRY to help Romney get back in the game, but won’t succeed. Not this time.

      • 138 Lovepolitics2008
        September 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        You’re right. I should follow your example, HF, and stay calm lol !

      • 139 pkayden
        September 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        Exactly Hopefruit2.

        The media can try, but I think Romneybot 2.0 is such a flawed candidate that no amount of media shenanigans and billionaire $$$ can help him. He’s a gaffe machine, uncomfortable around regular folks, and awash with a feeling of entitlement. In fact, President Obama is smart to mostly sit back and let Romney dig himself into pits of sinking sand.

    • 140 Lovepolitics2008
      September 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Sorry, I spoke too fast. President Obama did INDEED explain that change needs pressure from the people. The media BETTER NOT play along with Romney on this !!!!!!!! Tweeters ??????

    • 141 hopefruit2
      September 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      “God, he must be absolutely mortified right now to have given the GOP and the media an opening like this”

      What exactly are you referring to here?

      Don’t you realize by now that the MSM will take just about ANY and EVERYTHING the president said or does and try to make an issue out of it? They tried to bring back the “guns & religion” comments after the Romney video was leaked. They tried to use the unrest in Libya and make and “issue” out PBO’s comments about being neither an enemy or ally of Egypt. They tried to pretend that he had not part in the convention bounce and that it was all because of Bill Clinton. They tried to use the jobs numbers to say that the unemployment situation had completely wiped out any enthusiasm generated by the convention. Between now and November, there will be MANY things the President will say, and yes some of them will be used in the MSM in an attempt to distract from Mitt Romney and confuse voters.

      I would say it’s time for YOU to stop buying into whatever nonsense the MSM/GOP pushes about the President and instead call out the MEDIA on their double standards, giving Romney a pass, and trying to confuse viewers for ratings.

      • 142 criquet
        September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        PBO has been saying this for years:

    • 143 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Mortified? That has never described PBO in spirit or deed. He said what he said and he meant it. He doesn’t pander, so he doesn’t get too bent out of shape by people who do. He knows they’re going to splice and dice everything he says, but he won’t be bullied. Relax, he got this.

    • 144 EricFive
      September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Because the MSM lacks common sense, we don’t have to lose our common sense and become afraid or panicked by their latest nonsense. PBO was basically saying that it is the voters who change how Washington works (i.e., the President cannot change how the House of Reps or Senate works, they are separate branches of government). Few would argue with the fact that COngress is dysfunctional. The only way to change Congress is if voters kick the obstructing bums out of office. This was not a gaffe. It is how our system of governmet works, the President is not king.

  38. September 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

  39. 146 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    This is hilarious.

    • 147 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      and Mitt’s personal campaign coffers are empty, had to borrow money. This is who wants to talk fiscal responsibility.

    • 148 pkayden
      September 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      But I’m sure the billionaires who are bankrolling his campaign are going to flood the swing states with ads in October. They’re not going to just give up. Remember they need Romney to win to get their big tax breaks. Thankfully, President Obama is matching Romney ad for ad. Just donated a little more $$$ today.

  40. September 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

  41. 152 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm


    • 153 FiredUpInCA
      September 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      ‘August: Romney campaign spent $17 million more than they took in.’


      It gets worse. Of the $100 million raised, Romney only gets to spend $22 million of it. That’s why he’s being so miserly about ad expenditures in key battleground states that he must win.

      New York Times:

      “Romney aides released informal dollar figures that lumped several pools of money — some available for his use, others not — into a single figure, providing a perception greater than reality: $106 million in June and $101 million in July, far more than Mr. Obama and the Democrats.

      Yet those figures obscured the fact that most of the money Mr. Romney was raising was reserved for those other political entities like the Republican National Committee.

      And the party committee, which Mr. Romney helped propel to record-breaking receipts in July, is allowed to spend only about $22 million on advertising that is coordinated with Mr. Romney.”


  42. 154 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    They’re sending Ann out y’all. 😆

  43. 160 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Time to retweet this shit twitter warriors!

  44. 162 susanne
    September 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    new research parses the views of those pesky ‘white working class voters’:

    ‘ Mitt Romney has a double-digit lead over Obama with working-class white voters (48 percent vs. 35 percent), but things get more complicated when broken down a bit more. Romney fares the best among southern voters and men in the group, but has no significant lead over the incumbent among Catholics, women, or nonsouthern members of the group. ‘


    • September 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Those good ole working class haters in the south who vote against their own interest. I grew up in the south and I know from experience.

  45. 164 squarepeg
    September 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Ann Romney says her horse is classier than us: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/20/1134461/-Ann-Romney-says-her-horse-is-classier-than-you-people

    She is a despicable human being.

  46. 165 Tally
    September 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Please RT this I AM BEGGING.

  47. 166 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Yup. As Honey Badger would say….Sen. Reid Don’t Give A F**K. He made sure there were no floor votes so Scott Brown couldn’t come up with an excuse to avoid his debate with Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Reid has been pimp slapping the crap out of the GOP this election cycle.

    • 167 FiredUpInCA
      September 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      It’s a thing of beauty:

      Mr. Reid: Mr. President, we’ve had the stall here for several days now. I wanted to make sure that one of the Senators who wanted to go to a debate would be able to do that tonight. So he can go now, because as I announced a half-hour ago, plenty of time to do the debate.

      Harry Reid is having a ball.

  48. September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  49. September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  50. September 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  51. 174 squarepeg
    September 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    PBO just touched down in Tampa.

  52. 176 Rita
    September 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Just tuning in and marveling at the depths to which the Romney/Ryan campaign has sunk. Pulling at straws and imaginary demons.

    And Ezra?! What a dolt! Does he not realize the power of grassroots movements? People were clamoring for single payer and that’s how change started.

  53. 177 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    BTW. This is my twitter handle.

  54. 179 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm


    Romney ad features miners forced to lose pay during mandatory attendance at Romney event

    By Laura Klauson


    Mitt Romney must have really liked his campaign event using coal miners as a backdrop after their employer, Murray Energy, made attendance mandatory and unpaid, though they lost paid work time to attend. Romney liked it so much, in fact, that his new ad attacking President Barack Obama for supposedly being anti-coal uses images of Romney standing in front of those miners as they lose pay to be forced to listen to him.

    The substance of the ad is ridiculous, of course



  55. 180 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I sent this to Lis Smith since she is the rapid response person for Obama 2012. She’s frggin fantastic.

  56. 183 susanne
    September 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    pox spews losing viewers? hmmmm?

    ‘ Is a shift happening in the normally frozen-in-place world of cable news ratings?

    It’s hard to tell, but something unexpected has happened over the last two days: MSNBC has beaten Fox News in the all-important A25-54 category two nights in a row. ‘


    • 184 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      You mean to tell me that FOX had 24-54 year old viewers? Well, they’ve probably decided that the station is a FINO (Fox In Name Only) and left them.

  57. 185 cookemom
    September 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Chris talking about Mitt’s campaign being broke and how he’s having to borrow 20 million.

    • 186 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      He compares PBO’s small donor strategy where folks can go back to the well often and will increase donations as time goes by. Big donors tap out and they can’t go back to the well. Guest on the show says the Super Pac money may not matter, but still to be determined. Question is how much people will absorb.

  58. September 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Since I’m among family, I have to share my utter amusement at RW trolls to Tweet me with an insult. Do they actually think I care what their troglodyte brains think about me? I give a witty response and then block them. What they want to do is engage you in a running argument, just to sap your energy. If my mother insults me, I care. If friends insult me, I’m hurt. (Not that either Mother or friends do that.) But some schmuck on Twitter? Please. Life is to short and there’s too much outreach to be done to genuine undecideds to waste time on fools awash in their own foolishness.

    • 189 hopefruit2
      September 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I’m sure some of those silly old trolls lurk here and on other pro-O blogs like People’s view and are bothered by the truth, well-written, fact based pieces, and good will generated by like-minded folk. They try to make their hollow, emotionally bankrupt shells feel better by putting you down. But as you say, friends and family can hurt, but these trolls matter 0% 🙂 🙂

      Keep up the excellent work at TPV!!!!

  59. 190 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Mr. Boykin. Ezra is 29 years old, has never ran for let alone won any office at the local, state or national level. Klein has never done community organizing, engaged in social services, or led grassroots movements, but wants to dictate to PBO about what he means by his comments about changing Washington?!?!. Klein doesn’t know SHIT.

    • 191 EricFive
      September 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Since events have FORCED most of the MSM to report harsh truths about Mitt, they will leap over themselves at some perceived or invented “gaffe” by PBO in order to provide “balance” and get back to their specialty: finding fault with PBO. If this is the best they can come up with, Mitt is in some serious trouble. As stated above, this was NOT a gaffe. PBO was talking to voters about the power they have to change this country. The voters, through elections, have direct control over two branches of government, the Executive (President) and the Legislature (both houses of Congress). Most would agree that much of the dysfunction in Washington stems from Congress, and the remedy for that ill is for voters to kick out the GOP come Nov. 2012. The fact that Mitt himself has made similar statements in the past make this a TOTAL FAIL by the GOP and their MSM cronies.

    • 192 nathkatun7
      September 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Well said hopefruit! Same with Keith Boykin. Klein is another pompous ass who thinks he knows everything.

    • 193 purpleshoesla
      September 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      If I’m not mistaken, it was also Ezra Klein filling in for someone on MSNBC the day Mittens made his “birther joke” in Michigan where he also tried to delve rather authoritatively into another topic that is clearly out of his depth of knowledge and personal experience: racism. He announced on that show that Mittens wasn’t racist and basically downplayed the comment. 🙄

  60. 194 Linda
    September 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    The Tax Policy Center – federal income taxes paid by income level in 2011.

    It contains a number of interesting factoids, including the following:

    7,000 people made more than $1 million but paid no income tax.

    22,000 people made between $500,000 and $1 million but paid no income tax.

    81,000 people made between $200,000 and $500,000 but paid no income tax.

    381,000 people made between $100,000 and $200,000 but paid no income tax.

    So that’s 491,000 Americans who made more than $100,000 a year who paid no income tax


    45% of the country makes less than $30,000 per year.
    30% of the country makes less than $20,000 per year.
    15% of the country makes less than $10,000 per year.


    60 million of the 76 million Americans who pay no income tax make $30,000 or less.


    25 million Americans make more than $100,000 per year—15% of the total.
    6.7 million Americans make more than $200,000 per year—4% of the total.
    1.3 million Americans make more than $500,000 per year—less than 1% of the total.
    433,000 Americans make more than $1 million per year—less than 0.2% of the total.

  61. September 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  62. 196 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  63. 197 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  64. 198 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Not bad at all! Keep in mind this was before the convention!!

  65. September 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Halperin thinks Robney has done a good job turning the Page in the Campaign.
    Huh? Based on what facts!

  66. September 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

  67. 205 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Been following BuzzFeed all day. This Obama “gaffe” is a manufactured fantasy of the BuzzFeed crew. Ben Smith literally said “is this gaffe worse than Joe the Plumber”…really Ben…really. And no less than 2 hours later Romney using it on the stump. But hey low and behold Romney said exactly the same thing in ’08 and it’s on video: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/when-mitt-romney-said-you-couldnt-change-washingt

    When pointed out about it the BuzzFeed crew at first were like, but it’s ’07 now after much pushback they find the video.

    Totally manufactrued BS and they are getting told about it on twitter.

    • 206 Linda
      September 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Do they think it is ok for Romney to use a 14 year old clip of our President…but the 2007 clip from Mitt is to old.

      They all live in a bubble

    • 207 pkayden
      September 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Good they have a video of Romney. You know he’d lie otherwise.

      Is BuzzFeed a conservative website? Not understanding why this would be a controversy even if Romney didn’t make the exact same comment in 2007.

  68. September 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm

  69. 215 Claire
    September 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Halperin is a dick.

  70. 216 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Just got home from a full day of work. I took a co worker to get her ID to vote in Florida…$31.50 later she had her ID. The Board of Elections office shares the same parking lot. We then walked over and registered her in person along with the other 8 forms I turned in with her. Just tweeted the amount to Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, CNN, Steff Cutter, Rachel and Ed Schultz. Off to play with my dogs now.

    Love my TOD family.

  71. 219 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    New NBC/WSJ/Marist polls among LVs: CO – Obama 50%, Romney 45%; IA – Obama 50%, Romney 42%; WI – Obama 50%, Romney 45%

  72. September 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Chips & friends – Thought we should also provide some “Context” to #BainMitt & #Reince …

  73. 222 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm


    Obama talks about how Washington changes

    By Steve Benen


    Update: As part of his answer, which the RNC left out of the video, Obama talked about doing more in a second term to engaged in “more of a conversation with the American people so they can move these issues forward.” This context makes the so-called “gaffe” even less controversial and more mundane.

    Here’s a transcript of Obama’s next sentences, not shown in the clip: “That’s how I got elected, and that’s how the big accomplishments like health care got done, was because we mobilized the American people to speak out. That’s how we were able to cut taxes for middle class families. So something that I’d really like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward.” This isn’t at odds with the 2008 message; it’s the whole point behind “yes we can.”

    Second Update: Romney mentioned Obama’s remarks three times at the beginning of his rally in Sarasota. It’s almost as if our political discourse is getting dumber as the election draws closer.



  74. 224 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Romney’s curled in the fetal position.

  75. September 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    here in Wa. we are getting a ton of ads from Mitt asking for money etc. want to have some fun? call 800-345-5007 they ask for your
    name…you can leave a 2/3 word message (of your choice) and they ask you to confirm it. So funny… PS I’ve been following you for ages, awsome place to get the REAL INFORMATION. thanks for all –all of you do.

  76. September 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Hi all, just saw a live press conference by Deputy PM & Treasurer here in Australia, Wayne Sawn. He was talking in front of the Financial Services Council….when a video comes up, I’ll provide link, but to summarise he said the biggest threat to the US economy is the ‘cranks and crazies’ in the Republican Party. The partisan divide that led to the downgrading of the S&P…..

  77. 234 dotster3
    September 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I’m not surprised by the Iowa numbers. I’ve been calling there. I’ve had a few “undecideds”, but I have not heard Romney’s name once! Lots of solid Obama support in all parts of the state—-cities, small towns, rural.

    • 235 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      I was a little surprised at Iowa cause that’s where our little band of PBO warriors were calling in the past few weeks. Even had some folks from Illinois asked to go there. After all that effort, I figured it would be a positive number, I just didn’t think it’d be by that much. Indeed, hard work does pay off.

    • 236 Nena20409
      September 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      IA was the 1st in 2007 and then in 2008 with their votes to affirm then Sen Obama as a potential POTUS. The DNC chair in IA said in Jan or Feb of 2012, that she had NO doubt that come Non 2012 that pres Obama will once again win IA.

  78. 237 Lorraine
    September 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Richard is on Rev. Al

  79. 238 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Another gentle reminder:

    Here are the links for those who are interested:



  80. 239 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    The new NBC/WSJ/Marist polls are great for Pres. Obama; especially the Iowa numbers because early voting has begun or will soon begin in Iowa.

  81. 242 Rita
    September 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Chips, for you: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9483845/US-election-Mitt-Romney-may-have-breached-ethics-laws-through-company-linked-to-Paul-Ryans-brother.html

    “The Republican presidential candidate appears to have profited from a marketing company that was contracted by the state of Massachusetts after receiving $5 million (£3.2 million) in financial backing from Bain Capital, Mr Romney’s investment firm.
    One of his vice-presidential candidate’s brothers, who is a former Bain consultant, was at the time of the investment a senior executive at the marketing company, Imagitas, which was co-founded by another former Bain executive.
    Both Mr Romney and Tobin Ryan, who omits his work at Imagitas from his corporate biography, also apparently stood to benefit from the $230 million (£146 million) sale of the company in 2005, while Mr Romney remained in office.”

    We always knew there were a lot of unanswered questions about Romney/Bain/politics relationship.

  82. 243 squarepeg
    September 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm


  83. 245 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    this Bibi story interesting if true. Bibi seeing “writing on wall” vis a vis Romney loss?

    “Bibi Says Sorry?”

    • 246 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Fox News goes after PBO yesterday on various shows for finding time to sit with a pirate on ‘talk like a pirate day’, while denying access to Baby Nityahoo. Later they tweeted that they didn’t realize the pic was from a spoof that PBO delivered at the WH correspondence dinner in 2009.

  84. September 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  85. 248 dotster3
    September 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I still can’t believe that Fox & Friends really thought Obama was meeting with a pirate, while shunning NutandYahoo. Wow—dumber than a bag of rocks.

    • 249 99ts
      September 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      They can’t believe there is a man like PBO who gives them NO chance to bring him down – hahaha

      And although an outsider , I thank all you lovely people for correcting the tools all the time – any time. The media has much to learn about what the people outside of Washington do each and every day to re-elect and support their President.

  86. 250 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Just like I said, even Halperin is saying that Romney strategy is stupid. And BuzzFeed part in manufacturing this whole “gaffe” can’t be understated.

  87. 253 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  88. September 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Ok folks, I’m going to put on my librarian’s hat and recommend a book to you. It’s titled An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer ‘What’s Next?’ It’s written by Mark Stevenson. With visionary leadership (*cough*Obama*cough*), the technology is in the pipeline to solve a lot of the problems which bedevil us. We may make it as an enlightened species after all. I’m about half way through the book, and it’s blowing my mine.

    I especially want our very own Ralph Cercchione to read it and give his thoughts. (Although, he probably already HAS read it.)

    Consider this a book talk from your friendly virtual librarian.

    • September 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      LL, even though my book shelf is now heaving with 9,362 books I bought but still have to read ….. I’m off to Amazon right now. Thank you for the recommendation!

      • September 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        Right now I just finished reading about CO2 scrubbers. The next section—which made me think of Ralph—is about bacteria which sucks CO2 out of the atmosphere and excretes diesel and ethanol fuels. I’m upbeat by nature, but this is sending me into overdrive.

  89. September 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  90. 258 auntsis522
    September 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    OMG. I got a ticket at the last minute. The Univision event will air again at 10PM tonight. Please watch. OMG, the President was excellent. I saw David Axelrod and jay Carney. Jay had on a red tie. He is quite tall and is quite attractive. The President was about 18feet away from me. I have met him before, shook his hand to be exact. But, I got a chance to really check him out and PBO is one fine specimen of a man. His suit, fit him to a T. The pants, the way the back was tailored to meet his form. OMG, it was unbelievable. He is very tall and slender. I wouldn’t describe him as skinny although that is how he describes himself. The male moderator said something about the dream act and how the president promised. PBO straightened him out real quick. I was worried about the upcoming debates but let me reassure you and myself, that PBO will knock it out the park. In hind sight, he was naive to think the republicans would work with him but he got as much done and humanly possible. Also, he mentioned how they were plotting against him on day 1. Oh, man, he knocked it out of the park!!!

  91. 263 lamh35
    September 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Alright TOD, gotta check my blogroll for the day. Twitter warriors were on fire today. TTFN.

  92. 264 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Scott Brown begins the debate by attacking Warren’s character and saying that she’s lying Native American ancestry. He insists that she should release her records of job applications, etc. Warren says she never used her ancestry to get jobs or to get ahead and everyone who has hired her knows that.

  93. September 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

  94. 271 desertflower
    September 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Scott Brown is a slimey dog. That is all. Kick his ass Elizabeth!

  95. 273 cookemom
    September 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Elizabeth Warren/Scott Brown debate here: http://boston.cbslocal.com/cbs-boston-live-stream/

  96. 275 purpleshoesla
    September 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    H/t to ObamaBoy up thread:

  97. 276 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  98. 277 FiredUpInCA
    September 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Yeesh. Scott Brown is not that good of debater. He keeps looking at notes and stumbling over his talking points. Elizabeth Warren is calm and counters his claims and looks directly in the camera. Just the fact that she’s not looking down at notes makes her appear more credible and that she believes what she’s saying.

  99. 279 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Elizabeth Warren keeps hammering the point about Scott Brown’s voting to protect the oil Company subsidies and billionaire profits. Scott Brown is just flailing and talking about all kinds of issues…word salad Scott!!

    • 280 desertflower
      September 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      And he filled up his truck! Had to get that TRUCK in there…like he’s some normal good ole boy. He’s such a pathetic suck up

    • 281 susanne
      September 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      she’s fantastic! in case you didn’t know brown is an idiot, here’s all the proof you need. he’s blustering, red faced, tossing out incoherent phrases, and making an ass of himself. okay, he was already an ass, but he’s proving it on video. warren is demonstrating how intelligent, competent, focused, and relentless she is. wonderful to see!

    • 282 Rita
      September 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      What a conceited twit Brown is! “I have talked to the President to meet with Israel’s PM” Huh?!?! Did you talk to Bibi about apologizing to PBO for all the slights and attacks? Traitor!

  100. 283 Tally
    September 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  101. 284 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  102. September 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    • September 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Hooray! Let’s bring our troops home now.

      Makes this even more poignant (from yesterday):
      “GOP filibusters vets jobs bill they mostly wrote. Is it the jobs you don’t like? or the vets? It’s mostly a GOP bill! Astonishing.”

      Five Republicans voted with Democrats for the jobs bill: Brown (MA), Collins (ME), Heller (NV), Murkowski (AK) and Snowe (ME).

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      OMG, that is GLORIOUS. Beautiful moment. PBO has his ducks ALL IN A ROW.

  103. 289 purpleshoesla
    September 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    OFA TruthTeam is on it! Here’s the video ad response to the change inside/outside “gaffe” ALREADY!! Spread clip around. Retweet peeps.

  104. September 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    • September 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      TAMPA — President Obama continued his offensive against Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video, telling a crowd at a high-dollar fundraiser here that he wants the children of all people to be successful.

      Speaking to an audience that included former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder, Obama said the children of the wealthy should not believe that they are the sole inheritors of America’s success.

      “I don’t want their dreams constricted, and I also don’t want our kids to think that somehow success is reserved for them and that somehow half the country is locked out of that success,” Obama said. “I want everybody to be successful. Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, able or disabled and I want everybody to have a chance to success. That’s what we’re fighting for in this election.”

      Like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of crumbs, Obama has doled out pieces of his criticism of statements Romney made in the videos, recorded at a May fundraiser, that were released Monday and Tuesday by Mother Jones magazine.

      Obama made his first reference to Romney’s comments Tuesday night to David Letterman and again spoke of them during Thursday’s Univision forum at the University of Miami.

      Vedder, the Pearl Jam rocker who played an acoustic set for the crowd before introducing Obama, joined in taking a jab at Romney’s “47 percent” remark.

      “I’m an example of someone who never made it to university,” Vedder said. “I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date.”

      Vedder told of working as a security guard in order to subsidize his fledgling music career.

      “It was that job which he allowed me to keep affording to guitars and microphones,” he said. “For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job.”

      Vedder added: “It’s very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population.”

      • September 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        Michelle is out there, more than Joe? LOL!

        • 294 anniebella
          September 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

          FLOTUS is out there fighting for her husband, her President. She said on the View that she was going to be working to get her President re-elected.

  105. 297 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Holy Smokes! Elizabeth Warren creamed Scott Brown in the debates. He kept calling her “Professor” in a condescending manner. His behavior was boorish and rude. He thought he could intimidate her and make her nervous. HA! The joke was on him. She mopped the floor with him. He was so flustered, he was stuttering. Whenever he couldn’t defend his votes he’d say “umm…..I’ll get back to you on that.” Warren was relentless. She knew his voting record like the back of her hand. Brown got desperate and began name dropping Teddy Kennedy and Pres. Obama. He name dropped Pres. Obama so much you’d think they were best friends. It was such a classic sign of desperation.

    Warren is a dynamo in debate form. MA voters need to wake up and vote Scott Brown out. He voted for the Blunt Amendment and voted against Equal Pay yet he said he is pro-women. Warren quickly disabused him of that delusional notion.

    • 298 amk for obama
      September 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Did she bring up the recent thugs’ unity in voting against the vets jobs act ?

      • September 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        That’s one where she would need to be careful because Brown didn’t vote with the Senate GOP – because he knew that even with his ‘independent’ vote the Dems still wouldn’t have sufficient votes to break the filibuster. I’m sure if it did come up, she handled it well.

      • 301 hopefruit2
        September 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        The thing is, Brown voted for that particular bill (he knew it would be poison to vote against it going into the debates and his GOP friends gave him cover), but he has voted against other important jobs bills and voted for BAD bills like the Blunt Amendment and bills to keep subsidies for oil companies and loopholes to protect billionaires.

    • September 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      From various reports, ut, apparently #BainMitt was kryptonite to Scott Brown while Elizabeth Warren was very supportive of the President. Interesting 🙂

    • 303 hopefruit2
      September 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      She did a fantastic job UT. I think this debate should settle any questions “on the fence” voters who already support PBO had about Elizabeth Warren. I believe they have a couple more debates, which should solidify her support even more.

  106. 304 dotster3
    September 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Hysterical SNL opening making mincemeat of Romney and Fox & Friends on special edition of SNL on now. It was a beaut!

  107. September 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Oh, no Harry Redi didn’t cancel the Senate so Brown could go to his debate with Warren. Oh GINGER SNAPS!! I have a crush on Mr Reid. Between seeing PBO in person & Harry Reid going ‘gangsta’, I need the naught mat for at least one hour!

  108. September 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  109. September 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Jim Messina on conference call with OFA grassroots fundraisers urging all of us to not only keep up the donations but to increase as much as we can. We have to have the dough to see this thing through to the end. So maybe this weekend we can have another TOD donation party?!


  110. 314 dotster3
    September 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Just as suspected—–Knoller noticed the fries

  111. September 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    wow – this is great

  112. 319 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  113. 320 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    • 321 susanne
      September 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      that was the best part, i think. he’s the senator, but looked like a dumb schoolboy trying to answer questions in class. she demonstrated her intelligence, and the breadth of her understanding of the issues, while remaining calm and clear. she was the only serious candidate in the debate, regardless of his being the incumbent.

  114. 322 dotster3
    September 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Sarah Silverman is BACK! Hysterical Must See! No photo, no voto! (remove small children from the room first)


  115. 323 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm

  116. September 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    A little help for our team …

  117. 326 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  118. 327 squarepeg
    September 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Who’s Watching Annette Tadeo on Ed? For those of us who couldn’t stomach Romney on univision, she told everything that needed to be said about his performance. He actually called them “illegal aliens” to their faces. WTF?

  119. September 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, TOD! I haven’t posted here for a very long time, but I just wanted to say that I was at PBO’s event at the University of Miami today. If you look at the clip of PBO responding to Romney’s 47% remarks, I appear at the 1:00 mark. Thats besides, the point, I’m just psyched I came out on the tape 😉 My point is that PBO did really well today (I had no doubt he would). He answered eloquently, precisely, and honestly. The energy in the room was palpable (even if it doesn’t come across on the video) and the chanting afterward was intense. There is a lot of love for PBO in Miami and we hope to spread it across the rest of the state. Rock the vote!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

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