‘Mitt Romney: The Worst Week in Washington’

Thank you Donna



Next week:

Monday: The President will travel to New York City to participate in the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While in New York City, the President and First Lady will also tape an appearance on “The View.”

Tuesday: The President will deliver remarks to the UN General Assembly; the First Lady will attend the event. The President will then speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. He will return to the White House in the evening.

Wednesday: The President will travel to Bowling Green and Kent, Ohio for campaign events.


143 Responses to “‘Mitt Romney: The Worst Week in Washington’”

  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Go DNC

  2. 4 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    First. He is coming to India.

  3. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I knew about the booing but seeing those people walkout on Ryan made my day. 😆

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      September 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Yes, Donna. It’s exactly what I would have done had I been there. They don’t want to subject themselves to being lied and condescended to by a little twit. I think a walk out speaks more volumes than the boos. Good for them.

    • 21 utaustinliberal
      September 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      That cracked me up too. Listening to the interviews they gave about why they walked away was very enlightening.

      • 22 globalcitizenlinda
        September 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        Hey UT,

        I must have missed the interviews of the people who walked out of the AARP (AKA Brilliant and Generous-of-heart Equity Appreciating Seniors).

        Can you please provide a reference for video etc where they were interviewed? Thanks a bunch

  4. 23 Judith Fardig
    September 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    R-money and his entitled wife deserve this blowback! Meanwhile those of us in the 47% who are working in the trenches take nothing for granted. My OFA team is out there every week registering voters, calling supporters, etc.
    I have a group of artists and poets who have put together a poster project to help support President Obama’s re-elect. Check it out:

  5. 24 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  6. September 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    LOVE the seniors walking out on Ryan!! WOOOOT!!!!!!

  7. 29 squarepeg
    September 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    • 30 COS
      September 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      How arrogant!!! Apparently he did not want her vote. I am thinking that Robney is paying folks to attend his rallies, especially after what I read about the Univision interview and his appearance at the NAACP.

      • 31 hopefruit2
        September 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

        No wonder the campaign is in debt…all that money being used to bribe folks to show up at their boring events.

    • 32 amk for obama
      September 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      • 33 susanne
        September 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        when she made a comment in a sit-down with myth, to which she was INVITED, he said, ‘i didn’t ask you a question’ ???????

        how is it possible that anyone in america is still thinking they would want this man as president…of anything?

      • 35 0388jojothecat
        September 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        Apparently that’s how he acts when he’s not on camera. If it had been recorded I doubt he would have talked to her that way. I watched the meeting he had with his “supporters” when he insulted the cookies from the towns famous bakery. The woman who asked if he would cut education because her daughter loved her music program and without that program her daughter would not be engaged and he pretty much nodded and never acknowledged his intent to gut the Dept of Education.

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      September 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      This woman is so credible and real–she is the teacher many Americans remember and loved in school. But Romney treated her with the contempt he has already expressed for the 47 percent. She wasn’t a person to him but a symbol of something he disdains. Little did he know how powerful her voice is or how many people she will now influence.

      In America, you do not act like Louis IV and expect people to accept you. You do not run for president with contempt in your words, actions and manner. It has stopped being clear what exactly Romney is doing in this campaign. If he needs to boss people around and act like an insensitive, ruthless leader, there are probably still some multinational companies that will hire him on. Although, frankly Willard, you are getting a little long in the tooth for even that. Time to take your entitled rear and your ugly assumptions back to you nearest house (with or without car elevator) and entertain yourself with your own delusions of grandeur. Preferably alone, so you don’t offend any cats or dogs.

    • 37 idon
      September 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Mittnocchio really believes the thoughts, feelings and ideas of the people do not matter. I think it would be horrific to have him in the White House. Just horrific.

    • 38 PoliticalJunkessa
      September 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Fuck Willard!

      Anyhoo, I love the Tweeter’s name: PaprikaHusseinPink. 😛

    • 39 veryslowwriter
      September 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      This was absolutely mind-boggling. The man is SO rude to The Help. (That’s us.) To treat this dedicated teacher with such contempt…contrast that to how PBO reacts to teachers.
      (I love Cheryl’s shirt and want one just like it.)

    • September 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Wow…Cheryl was open to Myth Romney’s point of view. Only to discover that he was not interested in an open dialogue. He only wanted to put his elitist POV out there. Cheryl had an answer for his comments. He says “I didn’t ask you a question” So rude and so memorable. I hope the word is spread about how he dismissed a teacher that just wanted to make a difference. [Not make millions of dollars.] Something Myth can’t understand.

    • 41 Lovepolitics2008
      September 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Can you believe that Romney makes us almost “like” Bush ? My goodness, Romney is a jerk of the highest order.

    • 42 Lovepolitics2008
      September 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Tweet this to every teacher you know !!!

    • 43 nospin
      September 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      oh crikey! No words for that disrespectful jackrabbit.

  8. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I’m weepin with laughter when he says and $200,000.00 in bonuses for doing (slight pause) such an outstanding job. OMG!!! 😆 😆 😆

  9. September 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    “I don’t know about Milwaukee, but I think that with 45 days to go before a very important election, you never know who you’re gonna see coming through town. Whether it’s folks from the Republican side or folks from our side. Obviously, within just about the last month here we’ve had the vice president, the president of the United States and the first lady all campaign in Wisconsin,” Obama campaign spokesman Joe Zepeck said.


  10. September 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Here in Florida, they have put Ryan here, to put Florida in the win column for Robney.
    He has been all over Florida, lately, me thinks Bubba should just come down here and talk to Seniors.
    Ryan is lying his ass off, this should be countered!
    Just saying, he is a good liar!

    • 55 hopefruit2
      September 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Sure…after that fool being booed by the AARP was all over the TV and Internetz, people are suddenly going to take him seriously. NOT.

      Ryan has been VP nominee for two months now, and he’s campaigned in FL before. Don’t you think by now he would have put FL in the “win column for Robney” if people took him seriously?

    • September 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      No. No he isn’t. It’s mechanical and frightfully obvious.

      • 57 Lovepolitics2008
        September 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

        Yep, he’s a bad, bad speaker. He looks like a robot. I admit being surprised at how BAD he’s with the teleprompter. I think he’s even worse than Romney.

    • 58 Pamela
      September 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Cannot fathom why any would bother even going to listen to him… He is revolting.

  11. 59 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I guess I told her! 😉

    • 60 amk for obama
      September 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      wham. Is she another shill ?

      • 61 forus50
        September 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

        No – actually she was the one reporting on the booing at AARP.

        • 62 hopefruit2
          September 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

          And she probably got disciplined as a result. Now time to swing the other way and earn back that bonus that was deducted from her paycheck for squealing on poor Ryan.

    • 63 4morefor44
      September 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      suppose he didn’t let the audience know that the overwhelming majority of the debt is from ronnie reagan and the two bushes and their republican trick-down policies, did he.

    • 65 dotster3
      September 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      I just saw that standing O on the teevee—-was on the phone, wondered what made that Orlando crowd stand and cheer.. The debt??? hmmmm. I’m guessing another paid crowd.

    • 66 0388jojothecat
      September 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Funny, he wasn’t singing that tune when GWB was president…..it was yes sa Mr. President, more spending for wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, crumbs for the 47%, unemployment, food stamps…..as long as people were being paid to keep quiet for eight years.

  12. September 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Bad week … ridiculously bad 7 years of campaigning & wasting other folks $$$ …


    Yes We Can

  13. 68 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • 69 nospin
      September 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      amk- you are a business man. Do you think someone else had to be running Mitt’s businesses? There is no way he made is millions without strong support from others in management. I have never ever seen a more inept campaign and the sorry part of it is that the errors weigh heavily 90%/10% Mitt shooting himself in his own feet.

  14. September 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Next week:

    Monday: The President will travel to New York City to participate in the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While in New York City, the President and First Lady will also tape an appearance on “The View.”

    Tuesday: The President will deliver remarks to the UN General Assembly; the First Lady will attend the event. The President will then speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. He will return to the White House in the evening.

    Wednesday: The President will travel to Bowling Green and Kent, Ohio for campaign events.

    • 72 hopefruit2
      September 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      I think they have no choice but to cover it, because people are watching and they spent so much time and effort hyping up the events when they thought it was the other way around. Anderson Cooper was quite busy digging in the Ambassador’s STOLEN diary for details he could use to help Romney and the GOP.

  15. September 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    President Obama will not be greeted by Gov. Scott Walker at the airport in Milwaukee on Saturday, but a campaign spokeswoman said he doesn’t mind.

    Instead, Obama will be joined by Hall of Fame Milwaukee Brewer Hank Aaron at a fundraising stop.

    “We’ll take Hank Aaron over Scott Walker any day of the week on our trip to Wisconsin,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

  16. 83 cookemom
    September 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I just heard about this site. It is used to assist people in registering to vote or get an absentee ballot. No matter where you live, it gets you started on your way. It’s partership between Google and Turbovote.

    “TurboVote wants to be the “Netflix of voting” by offering users a hybrid online/snail mail voter registration platform”


  17. September 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    President Barack Obama walks from Air Force One upon his arrival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  18. September 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  19. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    These people cannot do anything right! It’s just complete incompetence in that campaign.

    “The Romney campaign is investigating accusations of copyright infringement by a San Francisco-based type designer who claims the campaign failed to purchase a commercial license for a typeface used in t-shirts sold on mittromney.com. It appears that the shirts have now been removed from the campaign’s store”.


  20. September 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel
    12:16 p.m. | (2) Comments
    According to a pool report, during his fundraising appearance later Saturday at the Milwaukee Theatre, President Barack Obama will be delivering remarks at a reception for around 550 people.

    Tickets for that event started at $250.

    Obama will then participate in an event for approximately 20 people who paid $25,000 each to attend.

    Baseball great Henry Aaron will attend both events.

    The pool report noted that proceeds from the events will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that includes Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

  21. 93 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Tea party—-a scourge on this country.

  22. 94 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I see on Mediaite that Willard’s comments at the Boca fundraiser that he wished he were Mexican (for votes) wasn’t the first time he said it, also said it previously on Fox & Friends (of course). I think he thinks this is a real funny thing to say—–to that well-heeled audience in Fl. and to Fox viewers—–that it’s so outrageous it’s funny, that he, Willard Mitt Romney, who has had every advantage from birth, would wish to be Mexican, a demo that has had so much hate and vitriol thrown their way by those same audiences. Willard is a disgusting human being.

    • 95 susanne
      September 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      scott brown is throwing this same garbage at elizabeth warren, that ‘using’ her native heritage is taking unfair advantage of those who actually ‘deserve’ jobs–as if the history of genocide never happened. this and rmoney’s comments about being latino are directly pandering to racist haters, and it is an ugly trend.

  23. September 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden went on the offensive on Medicare at a Saturday campaign rally in New Hampshire, mocking Republicans for defending a program they originally opposed and now want to overhaul.

    “If you came from another country and you just listened to their convention, you’d say, those guys came up with a great idea 50 years ago,” Biden told supporters.

    “You’d think it was a Republican idea,” Biden told supporters.

    Medicare, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, has emerged as a major issue in this election — with both campaigns accusing the other side of sabotaging the popular entitlement program. Republicans — led by Rep. Paul Ryan — have proposed a budget that would transform the current program of guaranteed benefits into a voucher system for future retirees.

    Democrats, on the other hand, made cuts to Medicare as part of their 2010 health care overhaul. Democrats have defended those changes as cost-saving measures but Republicans have accused them of cutting the program to fund Obama’s health care law.

    Biden went on to defend the administration’s changes to the program as an expansion of benefits, not a cut.

    “Under the president’s leadership, we in fact, increased benefits,” he said. “Anybody on Medicare today — ask them. They have more benefits today than they did the week we came into office.”

    Biden also went on the offense against cuts to Medicaid — a health care program for low-income adults that Biden said will also affect senior senior citizens.

    “This is their plan,” Biden said. “They knock a total of 19 million people off of Medicaid.”

    As a result, Biden said, many senior citizens are “going to get kicked out of nursing homes.”

  24. 97 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Half of this is unpleasant, but likely pretty close on what to expect during the debates


  25. September 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  26. 107 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    The Bain Capital bus will be in Janesville, Wi., Paul Ryan’s home town, on Sun.—-on tour to make clear why Romney is not worthy. The bus will be mostly full of Sensata employees from Freeport, Il. , a plant owned by Bain which is being closed at the end of year as jobs move to China. Employees are being forced now to train their replacements.


  27. September 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Hi TOD..just got home and trying to catch up. Couldn’t believe my ears while watching the video of the teacher from Mitt’s roundtable.

    First it’s “STOP IT!” from Lady Ann, now Lord Mitt says “I didn’t ask you a question.”

    Did we become a Monarchy and I didn’t get the memo?

    The silver lining I suppose is, this will motivate us even more to get these 2 privileged snobs out of the political arena.

    I volunteered today at the DNC office a couple of towns away making calls and doing data entry. Every little bit helps. This is

    the mantra that I hold onto.

    Looking forward to Potus and Flotus and their speeches tonight. Flotus should be quite a hit at the CBC event.

    FORWARD. We are not going back!

  28. 109 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    This dirty trick again? Anti-Obama movie mailed to 1 million Ohioans. These people are despicable.

  29. 113 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Knoller’s hungry again—–tweeting about Obama’s stop for brats—-and now this:

  30. September 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    MILWAUKEE –  President Obama’s trip to Osawatomie last December wasn’t his last brush with Bull Moose history.

    The Milwaukee theater where Obama’s holding a pair of fundraisers Saturday is the same place Teddy Roosevelt spoke minutes after an assassination attempt left him with a bullet in his chest in the midst of his Progressive Party run.

    Roosevelt was knocked over by the shot, but not out nearly a century ago on Oct. 14, 1912 —he even stopped his aides from beating would-be killer John Schrank and began interrogating the man for his motives.

    “It takes more than that to kill a bull moose,” Roosevelt told the crowd when he finally took the stage at what was then the Milwaukee Auditorium, after waving off pleas to go to the hospital.

    With nervous aides positioned all around to catch him if he collapsed, Roosevelt spoke for over an hour—the bullet had gone through two folds of the thick prepared remarks he kept with his glasses case in his front pocket. He even stayed to shake hands with the crowd. Later that evening, as biographer Edmund Morris recounts, Roosevelt dictated telegrams about the incident to his wife to tell her he was in “excellent shape” and to Deadwood Sherriff Seth Bullock about the kind of gun that had taken him down.

    The bullet was never removed, and he went to finish – though lose – the campaign. He died seven years later.

    Well, this makes me feel a lot better? Not!

  31. September 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Anyone hungry?

    President Barack Obama bites into a bratwurst during a visit to Usinger’s Fine Sausage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 22, 2012.

  32. September 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I have told y’all that since we have Vonage we kept our northern VA number. It is forwarded to our TN phone. I have had two ‘polling’ calls this week, the second one this morning. It was from Independent Voter Research. I don’t remember who the first one was from. Questions were basically the same: had to indicate age, sex, gender, party I typically identify with. The one this morning was specifically LIKELY voter. Both calls I had to answer 1 or 2 for Obama or Romney, Kaine or Allen, Connelly or ??? (the Rep.). the one this morning also asked who I voted for in 2008 and if the elections were held today, who would I vote for. Is it awful of me that I pretend to be living in VA and answer the questions? I figure it’s a wash since living here in TN, I won’t get those calls. 🙂

  33. 126 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Jen Psaki talks Romney tax return aboard AF1 today——lots of unanswered questions


  34. 128 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Obama’s fundraiser remarks—–trickle down economics that don’t trickle


  35. 129 forus50
    September 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Did Tammy Baldwin appear with POTUS in Milwaukee?

  36. 131 dotster3
    September 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Alabama GOP Chairman goes full Communist birther—-swallowed that putrid, so far-fetched it’s laughable, anti-Obama movie hook, line and sinker. Hate-filled dummy.


  37. 133 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Does Mark Knoller have a fetish for watching the President eat?

    • 134 JER
      September 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

  38. September 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  39. 136 donna dem 4 obama
    September 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    CBS Live Feed is up: http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

  40. September 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Both CBS and CNN are streaming ….

  41. 138 utaustinliberal
    September 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Tagg Romney must have been smoking something.

  42. 141 susanne
    September 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    just stop it!

    ‘ The Borowitz Report has obtained the following confidential letter from Ann Romney to members of the Republican Party:

    Dear Fellow-Republican,

    I’m not a happy camper.

    Over the past few days, some so-called Republicans have taken it upon themselves to lob some pretty harsh words in the direction of my husband. Now, it’s one thing when Mitt gets criticized by the forty-seven per cent of Americans who are parasites sucking at capitalism’s teat. But when former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan calls his campaign “a rolling calamity,” it’s time for Ann Romney to kick some ass…. ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/09/a-letter-from-ann-romney.html#ixzz27Esl6maz

  43. 142 4morefor44
    September 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    i still see a lot of people missing the point of why president obama is remaining strong in polling and likely to win easily again. many people, even among friendlies, still suggest it’s about having better “messaging” (such a nebulous term), or certain outside factors improving, or even the dreaded “rmoney is a terrible candidate!” which is a slippery slope into the “obama is so lucky” nonsense.

    i’ve long said all that other stuff, sure can have some impact and be helpful or not, but the main reason president obama was always going to win no matter who the republicans put up was because O.F.A. And here’s a perfect example of why i’ve always felt that way:

    this didn’t happen by accident. president obama had the foresight and life-long lessons to create this scenario. and there isn’t a thing the republicans and their friends who own all the mainstream media can do about, no matter how hard they try. forward!!!

  44. September 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Hello TOD family – I just got home from my 14th canvass trip to New Hampshire. I am tired and exhilarated at the same time. Not a single Romney voter today. Of course, there are always lots of people not home, but the ones we talked to were all Obama supporters. One Republican told me that he had not quite decided to vote for Obama yet, but that he had definitely decided NOT to vote for Romney. I asked him if he intends to vote in November and he indicated that he always votes. So then I smiled and said “Well that leaves only President Obama, doesn’t it?” He
    nodded and said “I never thought I would say it, but you’re right. I will vote for Obama”. Made my day. Now I have to catch up with TOD and find out all the latest. So, I’ll feed the cats, walk the dog and then sit down for a nice long trip through the last several posts from yesterday and today. Tomorrow it’s back to phone calls and follow up – getting ready for the next trip on the 29th. I really don’t know what I’ll do with myself after November 6th. I think Chips will have to start a support group….

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