Rise and Shine

Milwaukee, Sept 22


The lines:

‘Are we there yet?’

More lines:

KaavyaWriting: “See that Discovery World building in the background? The line starts half a mile away from that building, snakes in a triple bend, then wraps around the building to come out the other side and snake onward. And people are still arriving. So huge, and I’m so PROUD Obama has such strong support. Long line, continue on!”

The message:

The ‘Wow, this is like 2008 all over again’ face:

The greeting:

The smile:

The crowd:

The overflow:

The future:

The highlights:

The speech:

Being there:

venusxxblue: “Yes, I know you can easily find better quality video of this event. Nonetheless, it is mine and I am proud that I was there… so I’m uploading it anyway. 🙂 “

‘Let’s get this done’:


General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Sept 22


First lady Michelle Obama greets Rev. Al Sharpton after addressing the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, Sept. 22







I somehow missed this Charles Pierce piece on Friday …. the headline just cracks me up. Read the post here



Morning everyone 😉 It’s another one of those busy-ish Sundays, but I’ll be dropping in and out – and will post on Romney’s latest gaffe as soon as it happens.

PS As usual, I’m waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind answering emails, a gazillion apologies, will catch up tomorrow. I hope 😕

237 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 COS
    September 23, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Good morning Chips.

    • 2 COS
      September 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Thanks for all of the Rise and shine goodies.

    • September 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Moooooooooooooooooooooorning COS! And morning sleepyheads…. when you finally wake up 🙄

      • 4 COS
        September 23, 2012 at 8:21 am

        Love this photo Chips. I went back to the other thread to catch up on what I missed last night. I love that Summerfest video. I have already watched it at least 3 times. 🙂 I woke up really early this morning.

        • September 23, 2012 at 8:24 am

          You are a very, very, very early bird COS, I can still hear the rest of the gang snoring (VC is the loudest) 🙄

          • 7 vcprezofan2
            September 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

            No fair, identifying the snores, CC! Plus, I was only practising how to hit the high notes (while everyone else was sleeping) so that one day you’ll let me sing for the village. 😉 😉 Yeah, I’m late, BUT I’ve done the major household chores BEFORE signing on so I won’t be feeling guilty while online today. 😆 😆

            Morning TODville! Life’s good!

  2. September 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Good morning, TOD family. WOW! Yesterday was some awesome sauce!!! May God continue to bless, guide and protect our President, his family and VPB and Dr. Jill!

    Blessed day to all of you!!!! FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 9 Ceb
    September 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Good morning all. What a lovely thread to wake up to. Off to enjoy every part of it. As always, Chips, thank you for the gift of this special,place.

  4. 11 collegekay
    September 23, 2012 at 8:18 am

    “I will post Romney’s latest gaffe as soon as it happens”


  5. September 23, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    So glad to see so many people came out to see Pres.Obama. The RNC was trying to make a big deal out of Pres.Obama not being in WI in a while. Trying to make it seem like PBO abandoned WI . Well I guess the people of WI didn’t get the memo. I read that even a rainbow came out. HA! LOL!!! I’ve been trying to rub it in Reince’s face but I didn’t see him tweet anything after the rally. Will do it again if I see him tweet anything about it today.

  6. 14 Michele
    September 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Is the President speaking today? If yes, please let me know.

  7. September 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Good morning, TODville. Fog Horns are blowing, so I’m awake!

    What a crazy cool round-up! Love the t-shirt that happy guy is selling.

    Reminder: POTUS and IdiotMan will be on 60 minutes tonight.

  8. 22 Elle in MI
    September 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Good Morning TOD! God bless our president, may no weapon formed against him prosper. Amen. Ok, is it bad that I recognized our president’s left hand, his watch, and would’ve recognized his wedding ring if it was visible?

  9. 26 Zekke LyDonna
    September 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

  10. 27 Ceb
    September 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

    That photo of Rev. Al and MO is priceless. Her hands clasping his face in that manner is a maternal thing that says the one so held is precious, important, at that moment the center of the giver’s world and attention. I am sure that she is looking him straight in his eyes and he is looking at her with awe and love and appreciation. The respect, the recognition between the two is touching.

    • September 23, 2012 at 8:42 am


      • 29 smoothscotch
        September 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

        Good sunday morning everyone, great pics Chips, (thank you I missed a lot over the last wk, sigh).

        That picture, I am sure Rev Al will have it framed. he liiikkkkkeeesss hhheeerrr.

    • 30 otter44
      September 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Yes. I am so glad that the Rev is getting the recognition he is due. I am sure the Obamas welcome his counsel and his ability to not brag on it.

      • 31 idon
        September 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

        Yep. Rev. Al is very honest and trustworthy. I think he gives counsel to many, many famous people but he’s one of those tight-lip peeps. So while it goes in his ears, nothing comes out his mouth.

      • September 23, 2012 at 11:23 am

        I must say, The Rev AL has really transformed himself to a respected tee vee personality and loyal President Obama supporter. He’s loyalty will be rewarded in PBO 2nd term. I have a lot of respect for the Reverand and I hope that he will continue to use his teevee pulpit to effect the change and support the president.

        • 33 HZ
          September 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

          Good Beautiful Sunday to my TOD Family. Blessings and joyfulness to all of you.

          Yes, 0388jojothecat, I see so much respect, loyalty, and fatherly love in those hands of our beautiful First Lady, and also in the eyes of Rev. Al. What a beautiful look into both their hearts.

          I truly believe that Rev. Al is a very dear and one of those “low maintenance” friends of POB. We know that all presidents, at some time in their presidency has to have some of these beautiful angels, and Rev. Al is one of POB’s.

          I can see our lovely First Lady giving him thanks for being there with them, for them, and for the people with so much love in her hands and on God Almighty knows the magnitude of her words that were spoken to him.

          Jojo, I too hope that Rev. Al will continue to be an effective mouth of truth for change in attitudes, hopes of the people and total support for POB. Blessings and protections always be upon him.HZ

  11. September 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    The Sun Will Come OUt Tomorrow

    From “ANNIE”

    The sun’ll come out
    Bet your bottom dollar
    That tomorrow
    There’ll be sun!
    Just thinkin’ about
    Clears away the cobwebs,
    And the sorrow
    ‘Til there’s none!
    When I’m stuck a day
    That’s gray,
    And lonely,
    I just stick out my chin
    And Grin,
    And Say,
    The sun’ll come out
    So ya gotta hang on
    ‘Til tomorrow
    Come what may
    I love ya
    You’re always
    A day
    A way!

  12. September 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I just opened the Office here at OFA, about 25 Volunteers showed up for Canvassing…
    Ground game Baby!

  13. 47 forus50
    September 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Good Morning everyone! Thanks Chipsticks for the cool photos and video on the big Milwaukee rally!

    I just wanted to share that I was looking through the my new followers on Twitter this morning and noticed this one that doesn’t look like the others. His profile is the classic Romney voter and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry as he has this: “As a 99%, I’m standing with the 1%.” Hey Bud, that’s nice but sorry to let you in on the fact that the 1% doesn’t stand with you!

    Owner: R&L Memorabilia. I am building it. Conservative. Christian. As a 99%, I’m standing with the 1% – down with Occupy Movement. PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!

    • September 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

      “As a 99%, I’m standing with the 1%.”

      Please tell me he’s being amusing Forus???????

      • 49 forus50
        September 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

        Damn, maybe it’s snark? Lemme take a look at his tweets.

        • September 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

          The thing is Forus, I often read that stuff and assume it’s parody …. and then I realize it’s not. It’s seriously hard to tell RWNJs from comedians sometimes.

      • 51 forus50
        September 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

        Sadly no. Here’s a sample of the confused from his TL:

        Charlie Daniels ‏@CharlieDaniels
        Stalin killed 20 million Mao 49 to 78 million Hitler 6 mil Pol pot 2 mil. And people still blame America for the world’s troubles
        Reply Retweet Favorite

        @CharlieDaniels New – OCCUPY BIDEN plans protest of VP’s tax accountant. Since news of Romney’s giving 30% to charity & Biden less than 1%
        Reply Retweet Favorite
        5:04 AM – 23 Sep 12 · Details

        • September 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

          Good grief 🙄 These people are deranged.

        • 56 Linda
          September 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

          Sorry …but I call BS Alert on the Hitler number… 6 million were Jews…the estimate is 11-14 million in total…..

        • 57 hopefruit2
          September 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

          The Occupy movement was not conceived as a Pro-liberal/DEM/Obama movement – keep this in mind. And much of their aggression has been directed at the President and/or DEMS more than any one else. The Occupy movement is a libertarian anti-government conception disguised as an anti-Wall Street organization because they initially thought PBO was going to get a lot of donations from Wall Street for this campaign, and so they could use that against him. Once that turned out to not be the case, the movement fizzled out, because their goal was really to go after the President, not after Mitt Romney or other Republicans as such.

          • 58 jackiegrumbacher
            September 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

            Hf, most of us here on TOD got this right away, but I’m still amazed at the number of Dems, Liberals and Obama supporters who were duped by the Occupy movement. Last year many of my liberal friends thought the Occupy Movement was a great step forward for progressives. I asked if it was going to produce one single vote for the president and no one had an answer. Now we do.

          • 59 prettyfoot58
            September 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

            The Occupy movement is a libertarian anti-government conception disguised as an anti-Wall Street organization…


            and a smoke screen…

            what movement has no goals…no demands…..a lot of reg folks got caught up in it…like walking on a bridge to no where…

        • 60 57andFemale
          September 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

          Is anyone asking how Mitt estimated 20M and claimed 13M in income? What did he shove around in order to manipulate the numbers. And wasn’t it his own father who said, “one year is a fluke?”

        • 61 idon
          September 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

          I don’t know if peeps are aware of this but when VeepJoe was a senator, he and Bernie Sanders used to compete on who was the poorest. VP Biden is one of the sweetest, kindest, generous peeps evar!! His generosity is displayed in the laws he sponsored, such as the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT.

          • 62 veryslowwriter
            September 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

            One of the reasons I love Joe Biden. Back when he released his tax returns, all the money they had came from salaries (his and Jill’s). No “consulting” fees, inflated speaking fees, etc. (He since has money from his book, which as a writer I call completely legit.)

  14. 63 dotster3
    September 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Is it against the law, by penalty of death, for the media to show these ginormous crowd photos, or mention the size of the crowd? I see all of the Milwaukee/Wisconsin/national news outlets are keeping that a little secret from everyone. They only show tight shots of Obama, same as Romney, no wide crowd shots, no lines that stretch for miles. I wonder why they have decided that the public cannot be allowed to know certain facts of this campaign.

    • 65 hopefruit2
      September 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Yet earlier this year ALL the MSM outlets were busy BRAYING their arses off about how PBO’s donors are fewer, his crowds are smaller, the DEMS enthusiasm is lower..

      None of these assertions have been borne out by the FACTS, and the people now KNOW what’s true and what isn’t

      Now….crickets….from the media.

      • September 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

        On the Ground, we know what is going on, we can SEE with our own Eyes. We don’t need the MSM to condition us…

        • 67 hopefruit2
          September 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

          Yes, that’s exactly that point I’m making. Right now the media knows that their propaganda about enthusiasm gap looks foolish because people can SEE for themselves what is going on. So they just don’t bother to report about it anymore.

          • 68 smoothscotch
            September 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

            Stat on Reliable Sources, gist is 60% of viewers don’t trust the media, up from 40ish%. They should take SERIOUS NOTE.

        • 69 4morefor44
          September 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

          so why do fill this site with their propaganda, all day everyday?

          • September 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

            To get you mad! Can’t you tell? It is no that hard, btw!

          • 73 TrumpDog
            September 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

            so why do fill this site with their propaganda, all day everyday?

            I wondered that myself.

            • September 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

              I know. I am the only one that talks about the media?
              FYI- half if every thread, everyday, is about the media.
              So, to only single out me, means it’s personal.
              Which I already knew.
              Who cares. I volunteer and I am involved, in charge of, know raw data, in Florida than probably any of you professional bloggers.
              Not to mention, I served my country for 16 years in special ops.
              What do you all do that makes you so much better than me?

    • 82 Vicki Green
      September 23, 2012 at 9:26 am

      NYTimes called the Milwaukee rally “packed” but failed to mention 18,000 people inside with tickets and a huge overflow crowd watching monitors. Supposedly, The Paper of Record. HA! Drives me crazy.

    • 83 Pamela
      September 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Same thing happened with the anti-Vietnam peaceful protest moratoriums, but we knew, and LBJ knew, and so that came to an end. Today, we know, but maybe it’s okay if they try to hide it, they cannot stop it, and it will seem all that much more surprising come November 6. It is sad though, and wrong, people deserve to see and hear the truth, not to be duped and lulled into false awareness. When enough folks wake up and realize this, they will turn off their tv and look elsewhere for truth and reality.

      • 84 yardarm756
        September 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

        Don’t bet the ranch on that Pam. I just got back from central WI. There are a lot of folks that are wide awake but unfortunately they are content with what they see while their heads are buried in that dark place which is two feet above the back of their knees. Their heads are like some cork being held in place by a gigantic sphincter around their necks!

    • 85 vcprezofan2
      September 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      ‘I wonder why they have decided that the public cannot be allowed to know certain facts of this campaign.’

      One good thing about this is that if their intent is to discourage voters they are bound to fail. Viewers from afar may not get to see the huge numbers (except for those with access to STAR reporter Chips) due to their manipulation, but the locals will know and isn’t it said that ‘all politics are local’?

  15. 86 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

    The picture of Rev. Al and FLOTUS is just so sweet.

    Charles Pierce wins the day with “Granny Starver” line. 😆

  16. 87 squarepeg
    September 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Good morning…

    Is it true 18,000 were at Milkwaukee yesterday?

  17. September 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Give me reports on the Rinse/Axelrod debate?

    I am stuck here at the Office, for another Few Hours, until the Boss gets here…


  18. September 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Morning Chips, morning everyone. i’m ready for some FOOTBALL!!! Hell yeah! ….oh, don’t mind me. 🙂

  19. September 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

    twitter says Jorge Ramos will be on This Week? If anybody watches, let us know what he has to say.

    • 93 hopefruit2
      September 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Hmmm…he’s going to do damage control for Mitt Romney – to set the record “straight” about Romney rigging the debates, and to let everyone know that his good pal Robney would never, ever do such a disgusting low thing, and that everything was fair and balanced. It was Obama who performed badly and didn’t answer his questions properly and the entire Latino community is now 100% behind Robney because they saw his honest open answers at that debate and didn’t get the same from Obama….

      // BARF!

      • 94 FiredUpInCA
        September 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

        I still don’t understand why neither moderator said, ‘Gov. Romney would you clarify what you meant at the Boca Raton fundraiser when you said if Hispanics are as loyal to Democrats as African Americans we’re in serious trouble as a party and as a nation?’

        It seems like a no-brainer to me. That portion of the tape was made available as well as his lame joke.

        Instead they saved their grilling for the President? Why not invite and interview the members of congress who ensured that no comprehensive immigration reform would pass. Particularly talk to the ones that supported it in the past and then didn’t when President Obama took office.

        • 95 hopefruit2
          September 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

          This Univision forum was not designed to really get answers about the candidates positions on issues relevant to the Latino community.

          It was designed to (hopefully) erode some of PBO’s historic Hispanic support and help Romney. Unvision is part of the corporate media; its CEO is Randell Falco, former CEO of AOL and NBC employee for 30 years. Univision’s agenda is no different from any of the other cable networks like NBC/CNN/ABC/CBS

          When the moderators just kept hitting PBO with “you broke your promise” regardless of his response, it sounded to me that they were trying to create a soundbite that could be replayed over and over again – something that could be used in an anti-Obama ad for the GOP.

          Some of us here had an inkling that something was amiss with the whole set up, but our suspicions were confirmed with that buzzfeed article.

      • 96 Lovepolitics2008
        September 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

        I read that Ramos is hard-left, is that true ? So if it is, I doubt he will act as a cheerleader for Romney.

        • 97 hopefruit2
          September 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

          Hard-left +1% = LIBERTARIAN

          People of that so-called ideology have more in common with the Tea bag right than they care to admit. And racism is one of those underlying commonalities.

          He will be just fine with a Robney Presidency. And if it means he has to do some indirect cheerleading for Robney by virtue of tearing PBO down, he will do just that.

  20. 98 dotster3
    September 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Love all the photos and vids—-especially love the one of PBO with his upraised arms with clenched fists—-he’s a fighter—-no one better on the campaign trail. I also loved the way he talked about the inside/outside “gaffe” that Romney immediately tried to use against him, proving the charges that his campaign is just a directionless, reactive campaign. I saw Seth Myers and SNL writers did not understand Obama’s truthful point as they took the RNC talking point memo and tried to nail Obama with this statement also. President Obama is right, of course, that all big change comes from the outside, from people rising up and forcing change—-civil rights, womens’ rights, workers’ rights etc. etc. etc.—that nothing happens unless the public demands it by pressuring congress, by grassroots political organizing, by voting in and out the representatives who will legislate desired change.

  21. September 23, 2012 at 9:17 am

  22. 100 Linda
    September 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Is this true ? I just read it elsewhere.

    According to RNC Chairman Rinse Privates, Obama was “P.imp L.imping” with Jay Z and Beyonce.

    If this was not a r.acist comment, I don’t know what is!!

    • September 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Found this at Fox, Linda, from an interview with Hannity:

      PRIEBUS: Today the president, he finally did an interview with a legitimate news outlet called Univision down in Miami, and he finally sat down, he wasn’t with a pimp with a limp or some of these other interviews he’s been doing lately….

      Good grief.

    • 107 Lovepolitics2008
      September 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Some repubs are going to let it slip. They are really scared right now, and fear and frustration will make them less careful. This is going to get ugly I think.

      • 108 yardarm756
        September 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

        No doubt about it.

        • 109 HZ
          September 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

          Welcome back, yardarm756. ((((Missed you)))))). You are so correct, but we will all show up with all of our beauty and just brush it all off of our shoulders. They will not stain us.

          Yes, it is hard as hell to see this all get to where we are seeing it go, but we will Stand Together and Hold On Tightly and PressOn FORWARD. ((((((((We are stronger together in One accord)))))))))))HZ

  23. September 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

    • 111 Pamela
      September 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

      I think my nephew is still visiting Edinburgh, how can I hook up this info to him? (he might be a repub, but he is certainly an American.)

      • 112 Pamela
        September 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

        Okay, well, I copied and pasted it onto my nephew’s FB page, that should do it, right? Asked if he could help them out….

  24. 113 FiredUpInCA
    September 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

    The state department is livid with Anderson Cooper and CNN for using the late ambassador’s journal against the wishes of his family.

    State Dept. spokesman Philippe Reines:

    “Given the truth of how this was handled, CNN patting themselves on the back is disgusting.”


    • 114 idon
      September 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

      CNN and Anderson Cooper thought they could gin up their viewership by suggesting/implying somehow the Obama administration was lax in security for the Benghazi outpost. ABSOLUTELY FALSE. This FALSE narrative only works, if you do not understand the Ambassador’s mission and the history of his extremely dangerous work in the region. While it is horrible that the Ambassador and three of his colleagues died, from current news reports, it appears his mission was a success.

  25. September 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I’m so glad I get to watch our President’s speech in Milwaukee – he was awesome and the crowd was a hoot. Thanks for the video, Chips.

  26. 116 dotster3
    September 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I see others on twitter, altho happy to see this Obama vote, noticed the same thing I did right off the bat. Why is the incumbent president 2nd on the ballot? Why is the R name, Romney, listed before the O name Obama, since usually listed alphabetically? Is this a Va. ballot? Is this shenanigans by the Repubs in charge there? I know ballot position is a big deal; candidates know the higher placement has an advantage.


    • September 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

      I think his tweet timeline refers to NJ mail in ballot.

    • September 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

      Every state handles their ballots differently. Many put the Democrat on top one election and the Republican on top the next…alternating.

    • 119 idon
      September 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Link is apparently broken.

    • September 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      dotster – my Wisconsin absentee ballot also had the repubs first and we wondered about that as well. I CAREFULLY reviewed my ballot before sealing it and mailing it in.

    • 121 anna luc
      September 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Hello TODers! Lord knows there is enough to get exorcised about in this campaign, but placement on the ballot is not one of them. There may be a state that lists names on the ballot alphabetically, I’ve just never heard of it. Because the first, and I think the second, position on the ballot is guaranteed to get a certain # of votes, most states draw lots for ballot placement. In many states there are two or more third-party candidates, so being second on the ballot is good.

    • 122 veryslowwriter
      September 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Because someone named Aadams would always be first on the ballot, they have a random drawing to determine the order on the ballot. Been doing that for ages, I think.

  27. 123 GGail
    September 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family!

    GREAT pics this morning Chipsticks!!!

    I am so touched with the photo of FLOTUS and Rev Al – it’s truly a “keeper”

    You East Coast folks are up soooooo very early 🙂

    • 124 anniebella
      September 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

      I will watch Rev. Al Monday to see if he mention hearing FLOTUS speech. Watch Political Nation and you see that Rev. Al has POTUS back. I’m sure he told FLOTUS what a great speech.

      • 125 idon
        September 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

        In my house, we watch Rev. Al everyday. By the way, Rev Al. is one of MSNBC’s highest rated shows. I also watch Rachel but skip it when she starts getting into foreign policy (which I consider a BIG NO NO because only PBO and his team get daily national security briefings) and I love me some Lawrence O’Donnell.

  28. 126 amk for obama
    September 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    wow, what a great crowd.

  29. September 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Somebody came inti the Office and said that Ann Coulter put her foot in it on This Week.
    She says we don’t owe immigrants anything they were not born here, and that we dint owe the homeless anything.

    This is confirmation of what Robney said.

    If this is true, it should be Tweeted…

  30. September 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

    More than one Person has cone into the office saying Ann Coulter fucked up.
    These Voters are pissed.

    What did She say?

    Anybody? Bueller?

  31. September 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

  32. 132 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Chris Wallace is mad y’all. Mad as hell I tells ya. He’s mad that POTUS and FLOTUS will be on the view. Actually he’s especially mad that they will be on the view with Whoopie Goldberg and not bowing and scraping to Bibi Netanyahu. Robert Gibbs just laughed in his face and pointed out that Bibi himself has said that he has had more meetings, face to face time, and phone calls with Pres. Obama than previous presidents. Wallace couldn’t refute that. 🙄

    • 133 anniebella
      September 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Mike Wallace he is NOT. I think they are just trying to make up some controversy, and Netanyahu was working with the Republicans in trying to do so. Believe it or not, everyone isn’t crazy over Netanyahu in Israel.

  33. 134 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Democrats dance every time Ann Coulter is on a sunday news show. She is single handedly doing her part to aid in Romney’s loss.

  34. 138 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Romney and the GOP are yelling right now for Ann Coulter to STFU. Democrats are laughing and begging her to continue.

  35. 144 99ts
    September 23, 2012 at 10:36 am


    Mitt Romney still wants to tell people what to do – rather than listen to the experts – what a disaster.

  36. 145 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

    The sunday shows are hilarious today. The GOP is imploding. Joe Scarborough is seconds away from snatching Bay Buchanan’s wig and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed who is a Democrat is dismantling Joe’s crap.

    It’s like FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

    • September 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

      ut, though I never watch that stuff, but so admire you for doing so and informing us, it seems that in another week or two, these Sunday morning shows are truly going to become ‘fight club, live’ 🙂

      • 147 utaustinliberal
        September 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

        Hahahahaha. It came close to that Bob. Bay and Joe were on the same side of the panel with Dee Dee Myers sitting in between them and they just kept trading barbs are each other for like 3 minutes straight. Bay was mad that Joe was calling out Romney and Joe got pissssssed that Bay Buchanan basically lumped him in with Dee Dee and Mayor Kasim Reed who are both Democrats.

        It was hilarious to watch as a Democrat.

  37. 148 Lorraine
    September 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Mayor Reed of Atlanta is taking all comers on Meet The Press!!!!! This man is awesome.

    • September 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Hey, UTAustinLiberal and Lorraine – any details to share? Am out of the country and can’t watch.

      • 150 Lorraine
        September 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

        Bay Buchanan was on lying like a rug, he quietly and let her lie. He came back and erased everything she said she tried to interrupt and then he said, ma’am she shut up. He went down a long list of things. Second part the lies continued and then he hit Romney again, David Brooks, Joe S was trying to interrupt but Mayor Reed would not let them talk over him. It was classic!!! Chips, we need that video tape!

  38. 153 prettyfoot58
    September 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

    GReetingssssssss and Gooood Morninggg…Chipsssssss….TODers…

    what an awesomeeeeeeee awesome Rise and Shine……adding my voice the chorus…ty Chips for you diligence and dedication….

    sipping coffee…and muchin on sweet strawberries…..


  39. 154 forus50
    September 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

    God, I’m misspelling like the good ole Teabaggers themselves! Here’s my corrected tweet if you want to RT!

  40. 155 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 11:02 am

    When Kristol says this then…..DERP.


    The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol advised the Mitt Romney to avoid making the election about the last four years, noting that the Obama administration inherited the crisis from Bush and has handled it well. “If this election is just about the last four years, that’s a muddy verdict. Bush was president during the financial meltdown. The Obama team has turned that around pretty well. Bill Clinton’s speech at the convention was very important in that way,” he said. Romney “has go to make it a choice about the next four years and explain what obama would do that would be bad for the country and what he would do to be good.”


  41. September 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Even on this thread, lots of People are talking about the Media, like they do everyday, all day.
    And yet, I am the only one that takes Shit fir it, everyday, all day.
    Sometimes, I would love to take my Bronze Star out of my case, and shove it up some Detanged Peoples asses, on these blogs.
    Considering, how much I have done for my Country, most of you should be grateful.
    That is all!!!

    • 161 4morefor44
      September 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

      wow. you must be really getting those troops fired up at that o.f.a. office. seems like you have a blow-up like this every week or so and start getting angry at so many here. have you ever considered starting your site?

      • 162 4morefor44
        September 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

        your own web site, that is?

        • September 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

          It’s a Clique! Mostly the same people everyday. You are one of the ones that start it.
          Sometimes, it comes from twitter. As I went through some twitter timelines(not yours), a while back, one such tweet was, and we have to hit back at Jovie. Really? That is when I knew something was really wrong!
          You got a problem, let’s meet.
          I dont bite.

      • September 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

        It’s the same people everyday, taking what I say out of contex, not believing what I say, bullying me into submission.
        I fought for this Country, I have a voice and freedom of speech.
        I am sitting here in the office, waiting for the People to get back from canvassing, IRS kind of boring.
        Mesohorny44obama is implying I am not here at the OFA office.
        All because most of you don’t volunteer and hangout on the blogs, doesn’t mean we are not doing our best.
        I only cone here to gather information that I can give to Voters.
        I understand that this is a personal thing, it’s always baiting Jovie.
        MesohornyforObama is the one who loves to tangle with me.
        And believe me, they communicate on Twitter and else Where about me, because they think I am a Troll.
        That is what all this is about, they think I am a troll.
        Anyways, Who cares about mesohornyforobama?
        They all hangout on twitter all day, longing for a fight, because thats what they do, Its a bad habit.
        I get it, I do, I know what’s going on, I was wondering which one it would be today?
        Particularly because, I have said nothing that others have not said.
        Now, I feel like I am being discriminated by some of you.
        I feel done of you are Pre judging me.
        Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
        Feel better UT?

        • 166 collegekay
          September 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

          who is mesohornyforobama?

        • 168 4morefor44
          September 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

          weird. i don’t use twitter. i think i might’ve exchanged a comment with you one time about this a month or two ago. and i don’t smoke pipes, so none of the above makes any sense, including the odd re-naming. i won’t respond further to follow the request of our lovely blog creator to end this conversation, so hopefully you will choose to save your keystrokes too.

    • 169 99ts
      September 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Jovie – it seems the GOP has serious foot in mouth this Sunday morning – which is what most are discussing. When Bill Kristol gets his talking points so screwed that he supports President Obama’s economic policy – that truly is good news for John McCain.

      Nobody that I have read on here has ever disputed the great work you do to re-elect the President – I live on the other side of the world where voting is compulsory and elections last about 6 weeks. Such things as GOTV are not needed in my world – and phone banking lasts about a week. Elections are govt funded – so very little fund raising is needed.

      I am so impressed by the work everyone on this blog does to support the President. There is no blog that gets near this one for supporting those who work to relelect PBO. I read here because everyone is so positive – and Chips is a marvel to provide such a place.

    • 170 donna dem 4 obama
      September 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Wow! WTH is that about?

      Jovie, in life you learn to take the good with the bad. Some people on this site love what you post and some don’t. You have a certain style of posting that at times comes across as hair-on- fire. Other times you give us really pertinent important information. It’s a blog! Why does this stuff upset you so? I have known you “virtually”(online) for over 4 years and have watched you get thrown off of OFA, Dkos and here a couple of times because of your style of posting.So think about that it can’t all be us or the clique or whatever.

      I read this blog daily and there isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t compliment you on something you have shared or some work you have done for the campaign. Also, there are people who always defend your presence here.

      This victim stuff is getting old and I’m sorry but I just don’t get what the big deal is? If you want to share…then share. If not please just let it go. I appreciate your service to this country but please don’t use that as an excuse for bad, obnoxious behaviour such as in this last comment of yours.

      And I’m done!

      • September 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

        But it’s always the same people, and they all hangout on twitter. If you don’t like what I post, then scroll by.
        This was started hotheads, hopefully went after the media and I got blamed for it.
        Being a victim???
        Me think that has been in the news lately?
        Of course, you can say that, because you post Fundraisers here, and you need support.
        Afterall, I am but one person.

        • 172 Nena20409
          September 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

          Please brush it off as POTUS does and don’t take the bait. I got mad once, at you. Then I learned that you bring the Good, the Bad and the Ugly and I was Okay. We just can’t live in a bubble. For warned is for armed.

          You served this nation. You fought for Us. You earned your say.

          So please, continue with your work. Thank you for your service and for the Bronze Star.

        • 173 donna dem 4 obama
          September 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

          Jovie, it might be time to take a break. I didn’t understand one line of your response. Obviously you are upset about something you feel someone has said or done to you but honestly I just want to get PBO reelected. This is a blog & I love what everyone is doing to support the President in their own way but if you are worrying about cliques and how people react and respond to you it may be time to just step away for a minute and be focused on the task at hand.

        • 174 yardarm756
          September 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

          Jovie that was below the belt. donna didn’t deserve that. ;-(

    • 175 Bill
      September 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Jovie, you are not the only one. I defended you against someone complaining about Morning Joe comments who has not commented since then, and AMK asked me to leave TOD. I believe knowing what the media is saying is very important, and I always appreciate your comments.

      I did not know you were awarded the Bronze Star. Thank you so much for your service. I had to say that.

      • September 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

        Thanks! Sone here are very nice and informative. Others have this clique where they love to insult.
        I don’t take kindly to people who lobs comments my way saying that I have a hair on fire tendency.
        That is what having PTSD dies to you, it gives you panic attacks. I mention my Service, as a matter of explaining how I am…
        So, like it or not, People Lob bombs my way, because they don’t understand me.
        Well, now they know, not that it matters, they ate so de-sensitized from hanging out on Twitter fighting, that it does not matter!
        Anyways, you take care of yourself…

        • 177 veryslowwriter
          September 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

          Jovie, you’re good. You’re doing good work and I appreciate it. I live in Canada and I’m 70 years old with not the greatest health. So I can’t canvass or go door-to-door. I can’t even organize other people to do so. I can give money and vote and try to encourage others to give money and vote.
          I also appreciate and honour your service. I come to this blog for encouragement and sanity. I really can’t bear the idea of us fighting each other.

        • 178 catrst
          September 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

          I am someone who has always used the information you bring to this site for my organizing work. Don’t get discouraged or stressed too much. Remember respect, empower, include, no drama, have fun, win! I have to remember the all of those parts every day or things don’t go as well as I would like. You had more volunteers than you expected and I sat alone in a campaign office tonight waiting for people to come. Either way its all part of the work. Bless you for all you do and all you have done to make this world a better place. Please keep the information coming because I use it and I need it.

  42. 179 collegekay
    September 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I’m going to need to see the video of Mayor Reed dismantling the GOP talking points.

  43. 180 Dakota
    September 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Deval Patrick is on MTP doing a great job.

  44. 181 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Michelle Cottle perfectly captures my disdain for swing voters, undecideds and so called independent voters. A lot of them are just low information voters.

    The bit of Romney’s lecture that I found still more depressing? His acknowledgement that his true mission is to reach that wafer-thin sliver of voters still sitting on the political fence. As he told the assembled diners: “What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independent, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending on in some cases emotion—whether they like the guy or not, what he looks like.”

    Ask the political scientists, pollsters, and other professional analyzers of the electorate who parse these sorts of things. They will tell you—as they have told me repeatedly over the years—that undecideds or swing voters or whatever you want to call them tend to be low-information folks who cast their ballots based on whichever candidate gives them the last-minute warm-and-fuzzies. (Did you see that guy’s smile in the last debate? Sign me up!) Way back during the 2000 Bush-Gore smackdown, I dug around in the data, interviewed undecideds, and called up a passel of experts. My findings were perhaps best (and certainly most entertainingly) summed up by Michael Haselswerdt, then the head of Canisius College’s political science department, who told me: “When it comes to politics, undecided voters don’t know anything. And they’re not going to pay attention long enough to learn anything.”

    Another enduring and annoying characteristic of undecideds: many of them aren’t really undecided at all. (The Times put the number of self-styled independents who reliably vote for one party or the other at around half.) Why would people pretend to be something they’re not? Oh, I don’t know, maybe because political types blather on and on about how “thoughtful” it makes them.

    You see this phenomenon a lot even in (or maybe especially in) a highly partisan state like Texas, where right up until Election Day, scads of voters will claim to be undecided about, say, who to support for governor. But as Texas political watchers note, in the end, those so-called undecideds break disproportionately Republican. (This phenomenon helps explain why Gov. Rick Perry has a history of looking like he’s struggling right up until crunch time.) To be a self-avowed Democrat in a state as conservative as Texas, after all, requires a certain degree of conviction.

    Yet these are the sages to whom the political world caters, and on whom presidential campaigns spend literally billions of dollars. The media interview them until we’re blue in the face. We put them on the television. We stick them in focus groups. Pollsters track their every cough and yawn. Never has such demonstrable ignorance been in such great demand. (Well, unless you count the cast of Jersey Shore.)

    It almost makes you feel sorry for Romney and Obama, having to spend so much of their time chasing after people who don’t really give a damn one way or the other. If ever there was a slice of the electorate that didn’t deserve such pandering, it is these “thoughtful” few.


    • 182 forus50
      September 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

      My completely unscientific theory is that these “undecideds” who are polled actually never make it to the polls for president this year. So for example if Obama is up 50-45 with 5% undecided now that on Nov 6th — if conditions stay the same — he will win by the same margin of 5 but it will change to 53-48 because the same low information voter who was undecided doesn’t end up voting at all. Or only a very small percentage of them. I mean seriously, why would they vote? It’s not like they are interested in it because if they were they wouldn’t be undecided with the obvious differences in the candidates!

      I think the whole “undecided” thing is just to continue the horse race meme. I know there are many elections where it might be decided last minute (for example I could see that with the Brown/Warren Senate race) but I can’t see it with the Romney/Obama choice.

  45. 184 0388jojothecat
    September 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Our answer then is to get MORE people registered who are sure to vote for one side or the other. The more NEW voters that one candidate can sway is the answer that the Undecideds won’t make a difference. I think that once we get rid of the voting machines and make it a consitutional right for every adult to vote and make election day a paid holiday, then we will stop this nonsense with so-called swing voters. There should be a 50 state strategy for every presidential election candidates should visit all states and get big money out of our politics.

  46. 186 Linda
    September 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

    OMG, Howie Kurtz suggesting David Corn shouldn’t have released that video and asked the question if it was a hit job.

    Just completely breathtaking cover for the inept bumbling that is the romney campaign. I don’t know why I am shocked at the extent the corporate media will go to try to make excuses and cover for Mitt.

    Can you imagine what the press would have done if it were obama that said that about half the country? AND can you imagine if Obama hadn’t released his tax returns?,

    ( I wonder what he will have to say about his own Network and Amb Stevens Journal )

    What a farce TeaNN is

    • 187 Nena20409
      September 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Did Howard Kurtz say that during the Rev Wright looping tap episode and during the comments then sen Obama made that was taped by a HuffPo or some website person in 2008? TeaNN keeps showing who they are.

  47. September 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hey everyone, I’m tied up with work at the moment so haven’t time to catch up with all that’s being said.

    A simple request: battle away with each other, but please leave out the personal insults.


    September 23, 2012 at 11:35 am


  49. 190 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Mayor Kasim Reed is freaking awesome. He said this of Romney: “Republicans have a candidate who is defective.”

  50. September 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

    • 194 Nena20409
      September 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Go get that SOB, Bobfr. I seriously loath Howard Kurtz for he is supposed to be a media critique. But he is a tool for Romney and the TBGOPers.

  51. September 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

    And one more thing before I say see ya, as I am going to be busy these next 44 days.
    I would day the majority of People on these blogs are Black and feel as though the President should not be shared.
    Just my opinion.
    So adios, we got an election to win…
    You will not be seeing me again, as I to am sick of it.

    • 196 Linda
      September 23, 2012 at 11:47 am


      Please calm down and ” brush your shoulders off ” 🙂

      • 197 cluny
        September 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

        Jovie, you do an important job and I, personally, enjoy and appreciate all your posts. Linda is right, ‘brush the dirt off your shoulders’ and keep on going. Everyone interprets information differently so don’t let it get to you. Expect to see you here bright eyed and bushy tailed early tomorrow morning as per usual

    • 198 collegekay
      September 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

      “I would day the majority of People on these blogs are Black and feel as though the President should not be shared.”

      ^^^ Come on, that is nonsense. I’m sorry to see you go. You shouldn’t let people chase you off the blog. You bring really good information here.

    • 199 utaustinliberal
      September 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Great. When things don’t go your way or you get frustrated or someone points out your hair on fire wrong memes, you blame it on black people. Stay classy Jovie. Stay classy.

      • 200 4morefor44
        September 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        when people show you who they are, believe them. -maya angelou

      • September 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

        Let me ask you a question, before you start with your Personal insult which started at 6:30 this morning…
        How would you like to have PTSD?
        So, when you Lob bombs at me about hair on fire comments, do you know that is what happens when you have PTSD?
        Do you know you have Panic attacks as a result of?
        I am sorry you have the perfect life, but frankly, I know a little bit more than you do, and not ashamed to say it!
        See ya.

    • 202 Nena20409
      September 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      I am with you until the majority thing. I don’t believe that is accurate or true. Facts are my beef. Being factual and respectful are how I operate. I hope you don’t leave. You fought for this nation. You are tough. So letting what people write get to you, please DON’T. It is really not worth leaving a blog…..Than I am sure you have enjoyed.

      Let Us stop all this bickering. We are all grown. Let Us please be amongst the ONLY adult in the Room….pres Barack H. Obama.

      I will not say Bye. I hope to read from you later today or tomorrow. Please do not go. TOD is a family. We love, fight and we love some more and find our way back to one another.

    • 205 Vicki Green
      September 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      I appreciate your comments on the media. Please don’t leave. PBO belongs to all of us who support his extraordinary presidency and for sure all of us here are a mixed group of folks. Me, personally, old Jewish lady. And inline with my ethnicity I’d like to comment on how great I feel whenever I see POTUS eating on the trail. Eat, tatela, keep up your strength!

    • September 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      “I would day the majority of People on these blogs are Black and feel as though the President should not be shared.”

      Wishing you the best Jovie, but enough’s enough.

      • September 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        my hope is you will allow jovie to continue to post. His posts seem to be borne out of frustration more than anything and as close as we are to the election, stress can play a huge factor. Just my two cents and obviously your call but as close as we are to Nov 6 I hope he is able to reap the rewards of his labor after so many dedicated years working on behalf of POs reelection to celebrate with TOD.

    • 208 Spencer Shay
      September 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm


      I’m a lurker, and I don’t normally post here, and I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt, (only because I have not been coming here that long, and was aware of your previous history) until you posted this:

      “I would day the majority of People on these blogs are Black and feel as though the President should not be shared.”

      Wow. You just showed your true colors. And, yes. It’s just your own misguided “opinion.”

      So, you think you’re a psychic, a and “black people mind reader,” now? What’s worse is white people who are voting against their best interests, because they don’t believe white people should have to “share” the presidency. I haven’t been coming here for that long, (although I have known about this blogs for years) but I liked coming here, because there is not a lot of fighting, and divisive crap on this blog.

      Thanks for ruining it, Jovie141. I hope you don’t come back.

    • September 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Hey Jovie – You have to remember that opinions are a dime a dozen. Some one else’ opinion cannot change who you are, your contributions or what you stand for so I hope after the frustration has passed, instead of walking away you choose to stick a finger in the wind (your choice on which finger) and let it go.

      Hope to see you posting again very soon.

  52. 210 Dakota
    September 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

    So insult the Black people here before you take your leave…real classy jovie.

    • 211 martha
      September 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

      let it go, let jovie 141 go in peace. say a prayer on her behalf. who knows better do better.

      • 212 donna dem 4 obama
        September 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

        Amen but jovie is a guy 😉

      • 215 Dakota
        September 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        I have never attacked jovie, ever, for his “hair on fire” memes, even though I don’t like it, because I realize that he brings valuable information to this blog. But blaming Black people for his departure, I just couldn’t let that go without comment. It’s like when Lindsay Lohan crashed her car and told the police the Black guy was driving it.

      • 216 Dakota
        September 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

        Because of my overly-sensitive keyboard, my comment is in moderation…extra letters in my email addy. Here is what I wanted to say:

        I have never attacked jovie, ever, for his “hair on fire” memes, even though I don’t like it, because I realize that he brings valuable information to this blog. But blaming Black people for his departure, I just couldn’t let that go without comment. It’s like when Lindsay Lohan crashed her car and told the police the Black guy was driving it.

  53. September 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

  54. 219 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

    If anyone has any free time today, I encourage you to watch Meet The Press. Deval Patrick and Kasim Reed were fanfuckingtastic! I watched all the Sunday shows and no republican….let me repeat that NO republican helped Mitt Romney today. It was a clusterfuck.

    On Meet The Press, Joe Scarborough and Bay Buchanan ended up fighting (not literally) and throwing barbs at each other. Bay Buchanan could not give one specific about Romney’s economic plan. Brooks was muttering crap and not helping Romney’s case. Kasim Reed was awesome. He took on all of them and punched holes in all their crap.

    On This Week, Ann Coulter dug in on Romney’s 47% remark and ended up insulting African-Americans, Immigrants, Latinos, and the LGBT. It was breathtaking.

    Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday ended up saying that Pres. Obama had turned around the economy compared to 4 years ago.

    Jennifer Rubin was her usual insane batshit crazy self on Howard Kurtz’s show on CNN.

    If you were a Democrat you were cheering your ass off. If you were a republican you were yelling STFU to your surrogates.

    • 220 amk for obama
      September 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Thx ut for the round-up.

    • 221 Melissa
      September 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Omg I was channel surfing and would have never stopped at Meet the Press if it wasn’t just awesome. Mr Reed was masterful, Scarborough and Brooked laid into their candidate and Bay Buchanan was frazzled and inept. Beautiful to watch! Even Gregory was less douch-y than usual..

    • September 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks, again, ut for the roundup of ‘fight club, 23 Sept series’ 🙂

    • 223 Lovepolitics2008
      September 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Republican internal polls must be absolutely horrible…

      Wow, thank you for the reports. I don’t watch the Sunday shows, too bad for my blood pressure. Maybe I should reconsider lol….

    • 224 betseyc
      September 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      I can’t thank you enough for your reports and live blogging, ut. I spent the summer traveling in Canada and never had internet strong enough for videos, so your tweets saved the day over and over. I was also going to respond to your post about “undecided” voters in the last thread. I was glad to see that SNL did a skit making fun of them, because the best thing would be for people to be embarrassed by the idea that they know so little they’re undecided, so the more we mock, the less cool it will seem to be undecided.

  55. 225 amk for obama
    September 23, 2012 at 11:53 am


    Chips, time for a new non-meta (no, not our meta) thread?

  56. September 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Mitt looking down his nose on the 47 percent cuts deep for a lot of people. He’s really out of touch. This is a Must Read from a former welfare mom: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/taking-responsibility-on-welfare.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0moc.semityn.www&ref=opinion

  57. 230 globalcitizenlinda
    September 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you Wiscosin and Milwaukee in particular for the clear show of huge support for PBO.

    We need you WI to stand with PBO and the Senate Dem candidate Tammy Baldwin on Nov/6.

  58. September 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  59. 232 globalcitizenlinda
    September 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I am very glad to see that Rev Al is getting the special recognition from FLOTUS. The Rev has used what ever talents he has to demonstrate that he is very supportive of PBO and understands the challenges that many have thrown his to try and destroy his Presidency.

    it has been interesting to watch Rev Al go through the personal growth in a very public way

    • 233 forus50
      September 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I give him a lot of credit for continuing to be outspoken but doing it in a more constructive way. He’s what the Dems have always needed to show the backbone, not backing down, not taking RW bs.

  60. 235 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This video is really fun.

    This week was all about Mitt Romney’s unscripted “47 percent” moment caught on video. But what about the president? It’s rare that we see President Obama in an unscripted moment, which may be why he has a reputation of being aloof. But those unscripted moments actually do exist, and there was one man capturing them, whether the president was ready to be filmed or not.

    Arun Chaudhary, the very first White House videographer, was a one-time New York University film instructor and began working with then Senator Obama in 2007 and stayed until 2011. Chaudhary joins Jennifer Granholm in “The War Room” to talk about his time as the White House videographer and what he’s doing with all that footage now.


  61. 236 globalcitizenlinda
    September 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    People please take a deep breath!

    Many are very anxious about this election because so much is at stake.

    Let us value each other and their contribution effort to re-electing PBO and supportive Dem congress and senate

  62. 237 idon
    September 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Orly Taitz is at it again. She has revived the Kansas challenge that was just withdrawn by its nutjob challenger. I wrote this message on her website and want to post it here just in case it gets lost in Orly’s altenate Internet universe, i.e. “awaiting moderation”.

    “Damn, an Israeli spy! You gotta love the sheer madness of it all. I hope someone writes a book about you because I think you will be the most famous spy EVAR!! and more devious and more awesome than any manspy from any country. On that level my sista, you totally rock. Now I have to go cast my vote for PBO and every Dem down ticket so we can at least get all the crazies and nutjobs out of Congress.”

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