202 Responses to “Funniest. Video. Ever. #RomneyPlaneFeatures”

  1. 1 vitaminlover
    September 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm


  2. 2 Elle in MI
    September 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Gunnite TOD

  3. September 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  4. September 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Yep, Elijah, you’d stop breathing and fly out the window!!

    I agree with Ketih Olbermann, it’s time we demand to see #BainMitt’s high school diploma …

  5. 8 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I’m so glad that Lawrence is keeping this tax issue FRONT & CENTER!!!

  6. 11 jackiegrumbacher
    September 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    What a cutie Elijah is. He would make a much smarter and more appealing candidate for president than Mitt. Maybe he will someday.

    • 12 COS
      September 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Does anyone know what Rachel revealed from the Romney video? My dvr did not catch the end of her show.

    • 18 0388jojothecat
      September 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Mitt Robme needs to look into the camera and tell the world: HE IS NOT SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER. Somone should tweet that to Jeff Foxworthy since that’s the name of his show and he’s a Republican. Maybe he can get Robme to come on his show, only he can’t trip or push the little kids on the show.

    • 19 globalcitizenlinda
      September 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Well, ELijah sure knows his stuff and is quite amused by the sheer stupidity of the enntiled serial pathological liar mitt

  7. September 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm

  8. 21 Tally
    September 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    You’re more than welcome Chips. How ADORABLE is this kid? Just his, “HOWCANANYONEBETHATSTUPID???” look on his face is worth the whole video.

    And Mom….. who can’t get through her question without completely breaking with laughter…..

    I’d like to be cast with this kid please in the awesome sitcom heading his way. 😀

  9. September 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    This Child is going places…

    Just sayin.

    • 23 0388jojothecat
      September 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      ……Future President, Senator or House member by the time he gets to the 6th grade. I’d vote for him before I’d vote for Lousy Gorhmet and Bitchelle Bachmoudhijad.

  10. September 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Bibi’s patron ….

  11. September 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Portman says that Obama will be Formidable, in the debates.

    Ya think?

  12. 33 Lorraine
    September 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Governor Strickland is the man!

  13. 34 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I needed that laugh, he really wonders why you can’t roll down a window on an airplane wow. And ppl actually want to vote for this guy!! Frightening

  14. 38 carla4obama
    September 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I guess Romney never got to “Everything I need to learn, I learned in the 5th grade.”

  15. 39 Lovepolitics2008
    September 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I’m watching Lawrence O’Donnell.

  16. 43 Tally
    September 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

  17. 47 Tally
    September 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

  18. 50 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
    September 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I am laughing at the video of Elijjah at the same time feeling embarrassed 😦 how can this man be this stupid.

  19. 51 vitaminlover
    September 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Love David Axelrod. He really gets after it when it comes to President Obama. This man is focussed.

  20. 52 EDP4BHO
    September 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Nite folks.

  21. 53 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    As Jodi Kantor would say: Hmm…

    • 54 forus50
      September 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Now THAT is interesting. I almost don’t want to see them because I think not seeing them creates the “what is he hiding” meme versus he’s just a lying cheat. Odd that the first appears worse than the latter.

  22. September 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Romney’s China holdings criticised

    “Mitt Romney’s trust invested in Cnooc at a time when the US was growing concerned about the Chinese oil company’s multibillion-dollar dealings with Tehran, according to the 2011 tax return released by the Republican nominee for president.

    The Chinese investment by Mr Romney’s blind trust prompted accusations of hypocrisy from the Obama campaign on Monday, given Mr Romney’s criticism of Barack Obama for not being tough enough on Chinese “cheaters”.”

  23. 60 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  24. 61 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  25. 63 susanne
    September 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    an article titled, ‘romney’s tax plan fails the giggle test’:

    ‘ Unfortunately, CBS’s Pelley didn’t follow up with a question on why some details are apparently perfectly fine while others would be the dreaded “Washington” way of doing things. Nor did he follow up on the mathematical impossibility of Romney’s tax policies. As bad as it is for Romney to still be peddling this stuff six weeks after the TPC made it clear that his math doesn’t work, it’s even worse for a network correspondent to not be prepared to challenge him on it. ‘


  26. September 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm


    Well, I’m stirring from my cave. As of right now, I feel a bit better after being up and down all day. Dinner does that to a guy.

    So what did I miss? I certainly hope Mitt said something stupid like, oh, wondering why you can’t lower windows on an airplane at 35,000 feet. Nah, he went to Harvard. Certainly he’s not that stupid.

    • 66 yardarm756
      September 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Big difference between book learning and common sense, eh?

    • 70 forus50
      September 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Glad you are feeling better – we missed you here! So “can’t roll down airplane windows” was a few days ago but the tape just came out. And the 60 Minutes thing was taped so is it possible that he didn’t say anything stupid today? No. He said some sick thing about POTUS describing the Ambassador’s death as a “bump in the road”.

      • September 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        God, I can’t wait until next Wednesday. What time is the debate? Hopefully at a decent time for us West Coasters so that we can make it home from work in time.

        • 74 theo67
          September 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm

          I can’t believe the debate is next week! Yippee! In the brief snippet I saw of President Obama on 60 minutes, he looks ready, and his disdain for Mitt is almost palpable. I can’t believe the right wingers are calling President Obama a liar, in prep for the thrashing that Romney will take during the debate next week. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to watch it.

          • 75 forus50
            September 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm

            In “08 I got the sense that Senator Obama was so exhausted from the primary fight and then knowing the whole friggin economy was in a death spiral and Bush wasn’t doing anything that the debates were just one more huge thing for him to handle. This time, he looks refreshed, economy is coming back and with the American people waking up to Vulcher/Voucher he has some room to breathe and to possibly enjoy the debate. “This is the debate I want to have” has been his mantra and I believe him!

            • 76 theo67
              September 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm

              Yup, I think you’re right. He said a few months ago that he was looking forward to the campaign, because he had truth on his side. For someone who loves policy – he must really be relishing the debates and his chance to challenge that lying Romney – face to face! I can’t wait.

    • 77 carla4obama
      September 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      LL..but “the tress are so small from up here, and the air is stuck outside the window”.

      • September 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm

        If Barack Obama wasn’t our President, I’d be embarrassed to be an American with someone like Willard running for the office.

        • 79 0388jojothecat
          September 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

          I am embarrassed that the whole world sees that a large number of people in this country don’t vote and that half of the people who do vote are stupid enough to what to vote for Willard. No wonder Putin is skitish on signing anything with this country when sometime in the future Americans might vote for a Republican President this stupid and more dangerous as GWB.

  27. 81 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    • 82 Virginia
      September 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      The Repubs will be spinning like tops before and after the debates, so I hope nobody becomes complacent. They are desperate now, and will say anything and tell any LIE to win.

      • 83 Left-Indie
        September 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        Much as I want O to kill this bastard in the debates, the lowering of expectations is really not helpful. And the truth is he is not that bad a debater. He will have catchy comebacks, slick answers that really don’t answer the questions and will generally be able to hold his own. He is not as dense as W. His weakest point is the contradiction of his own words from days, weeks, months and years before. Unless that comes back to haunt him, I don’t think he would do that badly. I hope O will be allowed to ask him questions directly.

        • 84 theo67
          September 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm

          The format of the debates are what Mitt Romney is counting on – plus the spin and the pandering of the media and moderators. I don’t think there’s going to be any back and forth – I think there are two minutes each to respond to a direct questions, and then a minute of rebuttal. Romney will be able to lie with alacrity, and his rabid followers won’t be bothered by fact-checkers. I have no doubt that the President will do well, but I certainly don’t anticipate that Romney is going to be particularly challenged by the moderators or his supporters.

        • 85 57andfemale
          September 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

          My fear is that Mitt will have one good retort and that’s all you’re going to hear about.

          I hope dKos does the list of online polls rights after the debates so we get our voice out in local papers and online. Twitter doesn’t replace what the low information voter hears on their local news or reads in their local newspaper.

    • 86 forus50
      September 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      “Mitt was not particularly popular. He was very, very ordinary. He was an average Cranbrook student,” said Barthwell, 64.

      “He was not an athlete, he was not a student leader, he was not a scholar. The thing that separated Mitt there was that his father was the governor of Michigan.”

      • 87 dotster3
        September 25, 2012 at 7:06 am

        That is exactly what I suspected—-the only thing he ever had going for him was the accomplishments of his father.

  28. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    September 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I have one answer for critters like Fineman and Romney who are trying to make a fuss about the expresssion “bumps in the road” :

    I did not know that one of the official duties of this POTUS is to teach people basic English. Goes to show WHY it dangerous for rightwingers to repeatedly trash teachers.

    even I, who uses English is a second language, was able to learn this basic phrase in class conducted under a mango tree

    • 89 theo67
      September 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      They are trying to use anything that will inflame their rabid base. Everybody knows what the President was actually saying, and it’s highly offensive for Mitt – who callously attacked the embassy staffers while they were being attacked and dying – to use the death of the Ambassador for his political nonsense. He’s totally offensive.

      • 90 57andfemale
        September 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

        One thing for DimMitt to push it. Howard Fineman did not HAVE to do Mitt’s bidding, and that was what it was. I know this is hard to believe but for many years Howard Fineman was a very respected left of center journalist. He could have just as easily put some water on that flame and instead jumped all over it, for Mitt’s benefit. An expression like that is inocuous, the RWNJ’s are looking for ANYTHING and Howard helped them. It was awful and craven.

        • 91 theo67
          September 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

          Something happened to Howard Fineman when he went to that tea party convention two years ago. Ever since then, he’s been a tool. And he sits on every single show spouting his misinformation – from his secret sources, dontcha know…

          • 92 57andfemale
            September 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

            You don’t get chosen to be the editor of HuffPo news unless you’ve Gone to the Dark Side. which he appears to have done, willingly.

    • 93 EricFive
      September 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

      That was shameful of Fineman to try and push that nonsense. He might as well be Mitt’s campaign spokesman. They are searching so hard for a gaffe by PBO (remember the bs last week about PBO saying change comes to Washington from the outside). Mitt/MSM are pathetic and they are just throwing shit against the wall to see if anything sticks. As for the debates, I’m confident that PBO will make Mitt look foolish. He was not a strong debater during the GOP primaries and he does not handle going off script very well. I’m sure the MSM will declare Mitt the winner of all the debates, and will try and create some gaffe or the other for PBO, but PBO will prevail among the reality based community (just as he did in 2008).

  29. September 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Serious question: are there any other sports besides American football and sumo wrestling which welcome fluffy men as athletes?

  30. 100 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

  31. 109 susanne
    September 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    poll data looking great for pbo, and better and better for dems (from sam wang):

    ‘ Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) was partially correct when he said about Romney: “If the election were going to be held tomorrow that would be a problem.” Take a look at today’s Meta-Analysis update:
    ~ graph~
    Something fairly notable is happening.

    In one respect, Governor Christie might not be correct: there has been a problem for Romney for months. Things are not particularly worse today. However, this kind of shift is likely to be accompanied by a considerable downticket shift as well. Looking at the trend, a further surge for the Democrats is likely in the coming days – possibly including Missouri and Arizona at the Presidential level. So an election tomorrow might contain the damage for Congressional Republicans. ‘


  32. 117 forus50
    September 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Bill Clinton on The Daily Show right now.

  33. 118 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm

  34. 119 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  35. September 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    That show Revolution is so Fascinating. I am definitely hooked.
    Did you watch it?

  36. 132 theo67
    September 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I wonder if it occurred to Mitt Romney the irony that when his wife had her incident with the plane, he was worried about her, he spoke to her immediately after she landed, and he was able to quickly discern that she was safe. Nobody rushed to a microphone to attack her while she was going through her ordeal. Nobody used the incident to attack Mitt Romney or their family members. Nobody has spread vile rumors about him or Ann since the incident. People have generally been grateful that no harm came to Ann or anyone else on her plane.

    Mitt didn’t offer the families of those embassy staffers the same courtesy when they were going through a life and death situation. It was several hours before all those embassy staffers were safely evacuated from Libya, and he was attacking them while they were being attacked. While some were busy dying. To this day, he’s still inflicting pain on their families and friends, by trying to use them and their memories to further his political ambitions. And we all know that if he had asked, President Obama would have welcomed him at the ceremony to help welcome home the bodies – as a fellow American who may one day be Commander in Chief.

    Mitt Romney is a disgrace.

    One other note: Every time I hear some right winger talk about how much the Romney’s donate to “charity”, I ask why we have never seen Mitt actually donating any of his time at a food bank, or rescue center? Where is Ann’s contribution to real people? The most they do is write a check to their church – which they are required to do. They don’t actually seem to care about people. And his handling of the Libyan crisis at the embassy just illustrates that.

  37. 135 LDS
    September 24, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Theo67: I agree with everything you just posted. I wish the debates were tomorrow and we vote the next day.
    Mitt is just past pathetic. It is insulting right about now. I am grateful that we have two REAL people with emotions, feelings and class in the WH.
    We are so blessed.

  38. September 25, 2012 at 12:07 am

  39. 137 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Quick! Someone send this to Mitt so he gets a clue about “opening the window for some fresh air”

  40. 142 Vicky
    September 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Re: bumps in the road. It really doesn’t make a lot of difference, but I thought PBO was referring to the specific nations that had successful revolutions in the past year. There are bumps in the road for them (and, us, relatedly). These are THEIR revolutions, their new democracies. Our own democracy had a bumpy road. Articles of Confederation – didn’t work. Constituion and Bill or Rights followed.

    It was only been a year!! Yes, it will take these nations time to determine just what their nations are going to look like. Of course. The US is still working out democracy after 200 years!

    • September 25, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Oh, WordPress……. About 1/4 of the time I’m Vicky, about 3/4 of the time I’m pickle48.

      I might get a complex before November 6th. Or 7th……

    • 145 nathkatun7
      September 25, 2012 at 2:15 am

      Vicky, don’t forget the bloody Civil War lasting 4 years and then terrorism of Reconstruction years that finally undid most freedom gains attained by Blacks following the passage of the 13th, 14th and fifteenth Amendments.

  41. 146 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

    The ULTIMATE MITT FLOP…..What a POS he is.

    • 147 susanne
      September 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

      ‘…for individuals to finally take responsibility for their health care, rather than expecting government to give them a free ride’.

      this is the language he employs in promoting his healthcare plan. what an asshole.

  42. 148 amk for obama
    September 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

    This is for jovie. 🙂

  43. September 25, 2012 at 12:17 am

  44. 153 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 12:49 am


    If you’re planning to vote for Mitt Romney in November, I can only assume the following:

    You’re relieved that his campaign isn’t dictated to by fact-checkers – because facts totally confuse you.

    You’re not bothered that he amassed a fortune by outsourcing US jobs – because yours wasn’t one of them.

    You’re duly impressed by the fact that he’s not afraid to look you straight in the eye when he lies to you.

    You’ve traditionally voted for the candidate who owns a car elevator.

    You lost a bet – big time.

    You like a candidate who is willing to change his position from one minute to the next – because eventually he’ll say something you actually agree with.

    You’re not a fan of the truth – never have been, never will be.

    You did so well during the last economic crisis, you can’t wait to live through another one.

    You hate dogs.

    You’re impressed with being offered a clear choice: (a) he was lying about Bain then, or (b) he’s lying about Bain now.

    There’s more! Way more…..

  45. 157 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Night all:)

  46. 158 theo67
    September 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Nice quote from Picasso:

    ‘My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso’.

  47. September 25, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I hope that some of you who regularly contact journalists via Twitter will pass along this question: “If the reason to have low capital gains tax is to encourage investments that create jobs, how do Romney’s tax returns prove or refute this rationale?”

    From what I’ve read about his investments, it’s not obvious that money in the Cayman Islands or in Swiss bank accounts can be proven to create jobs in the US. Since that’s the talking point about low taxes why hasn’t someone used him to prove or disprove his point?

  48. 160 susanne
    September 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

    looking forward to the debates?

    ‘ Way back in 1992 I became the first woman and first minority to moderate a presidential debate. This past summer I was constantly asked, “Why hasn’t another woman moderated a presidential debate?”

    Why people thought I had the answer, I don’t know. It should have been directed to the Commission on Presidential Debates. Supported by the Republican and Democratic Parties, the Commission has been responsible for producing the debates since 1987. Together with campaign officials for the candidates, Commission members decide the dates, locations, formats and moderators for the one debate for vice president and the three for president.

    Allow me to point out here that of the 17 members most are male and white. Only two women serve on the Commission. Perhaps a problem? ‘


  49. September 25, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I’ve also been wishing more journalists would have explored Robme’s actions as a Mormon bishop – especially as they relate to the GOP war on women (which sadly has become hidden behind Robme and cRyan’s gaffes). Found this:


    “Chosen as a kind of enforcer-in-chief, Romney betrayed a zeal far beyond the call of duty. Bishop Romney tried to stop a mother of four whose health was seriously endangered by her pregnancy from having an abortion. The church allows abortion in cases of rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother, provided a male LDS authority gives permission to the pregnant woman. Romney’s superior had already told the woman to proceed for the sake of her health; Romney intervened. Romney refused to allow an infertile couple to take advantage of the LDS adoption service until the wife agreed to quit her job and be a stay-at-home mother. Other reliable reports of Mitt’s years as a Mormon clergyman have him excommunicating adulterers, calling homosexuals under his authority “perverse,” warning a middle-aged divorced woman that she was not allowed to have sex, and telling a leading Mormon feminist, “You’re not my kind of Mormon.”

  50. 163 Jeff
    September 25, 2012 at 1:52 am

    hey guys got off work an hour ago and boy I am tired. Worked 13 hours and it was all heavy lifting! I guess the stress really overwhelmed me and I had a mental break down and am incredibly sore. I don’t think I’ll be able to work tomorrow and sense it’s an on call position I hope he understands. :((

  51. September 25, 2012 at 4:15 am

  52. 167 susanne
    September 25, 2012 at 4:34 am

    interesting article, but zero mention of potus’ work in improving school lunch standards:

    ‘ Mission: Readiness, a group of more than 300 retired generals and admirals, is releasing a new report today saying that the 40% of students who buy high-calorie, low-nutrient junk food from school vending machines and cafeteria a la carte lines consume an average of 130 calories a day from those types of foods (candy, chips, cookies, pastries). That’s roughly 5% to 10% of the calories kids and teens should eat in a day.
    Three-quarters of those ages 17 to 24, or about 26 million young people, cannot serve in the military, a quarter of them because they are overweight or obese, says retired Air Force lieutenant general Norman Seip, a spokesman for Mission: Readiness, which advocates policies that would help young Americans get ready to serve. ‘


  53. 168 susanne
    September 25, 2012 at 5:38 am

    though bbc states, ‘ It is rare for the Queen to express opinions on such matters. ‘ she did indeed voice ‘ concerns to the previous government about the inability of UK authorities to arrest Abu Hamza al-Masri. ‘

    ‘ On Monday, a European Court of Human Rights ruling paved the way for the radical cleric to be extradited to the US after an eight-year battle.
    Abu Hamza is wanted over allegations he plotted to set up a terrorist training camp in the US and was involved in kidnapping Western hostages in Yemen. If convicted, he faces life imprisonment. ‘

    bbc home affairs correspondent states ‘ The legal and political importance of this final decision by the European court cannot be overestimated. In the wake of 9/11, Washington and London developed extradition and counter-terrorism strategies designed to make sure that suspects, wherever they were, would face justice. ‘


  54. 169 susanne
    September 25, 2012 at 5:47 am

    bloomberg consumer comfort index climbed to a four month high in september:

    ‘ Improving consumer moods bolster President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects in a campaign that has been largely fought on economic issues, said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center in Washington.

    “If the public feels better about the economy, they’re going to feel better about Barack Obama,” Kohut said.

    A survey by the Pew center conducted Sept. 12-16 showed Obama with a 51 percent to 43 percent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among likely voters, a bigger September gap than the last three candidates who went on to win in November. ‘


  55. 170 susanne
    September 25, 2012 at 5:55 am

    okay, then–goodnight!

  56. 172 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Sorry if offends to mention MJ, but Joke and Chuck Todd are the most disgusting, lying humans. But all, including Eugene, are beating up on Obama for not meeting one on one with world leaders—–all are furious about The View. You can see hate for Obama emanating from Todd whenever he speaks. He just said you have to have a “genetic disorder” to want to be/be president——that Obama is “introverted” and doesn’t want to meet with anyone. What a lying, dishonest mess this program is.

    • 173 Linda
      September 25, 2012 at 7:38 am

      blah..blah…blah….cable chatter ( as our president calls it ) Most have stopped listening. These guys are not experts on anything but criticism. I include Richard Haas and anyone else sitting at that table……

      Mika knows more than any of them on foreign policy because of her father.

    • 175 lisalovesobama
      September 25, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Just wanted to know, if you know what crap is on Morning Puke, why watch? It’s the same shit different day. Not asking to offend, just trying to understand.

      • September 25, 2012 at 7:55 am

        I have no idea, perhaps conditioning? I also want to wake up and know the President is ok, doing well. Just a fear I have, but it’s real.
        Anyways, good morning!

      • 177 dotster3
        September 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

        Because I want to know EVERYTHING that is going on, not just the good stuff. I want to know what is being said and spread so Obama supporters can respond to the lies and smears. And even tho we think certain shows like MJ lack honesty and fairness, they still have influence—–and their themes spread throughout the media and in turn get blasted out to the masses. The objective is to try to stop the nonsense before it spreads and becomes “the truth”.

    • September 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

      chuckie mad he’s not in the circles of Obama staff, They not into him, they know he is a fake reporter

  57. September 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Their goes Eugene Robinson agreeing with Chuck Todd, that the President should meet with Foreign leaders.
    Of course, after all the hemming and hawing, it’s kind of hard to tell, but Chuck Todd thinks the President should meet with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    Yeah! Okay Chuckie.
    Is he Nuts?

    • 180 Linda
      September 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

      They are all foreign policy experts…don’t ya know ?

      I am laughing……I know I cannot miss Mike Barnicle’s in depth analysis of the Middle East….how about you ?

      • 181 lisalovesobama
        September 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

        Glad to see the chattering class suddenly became the master class in terms of foreign policy. I wonder if they too now get intelligence briefing? 🙄

        • September 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

          It’s always, whatever the RNC sends them for talking points. And then of course, Joke goes rogue sometimes, but never anything positive, EVER. Just a mean and rotten program, that gives you News updates…

    • September 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Eugene Robinson is a waste of time on the morning shows. Just agrees with everything these hacks say. Has no ideas or countering points of his own. Very frustrating!

      • 184 Linda
        September 25, 2012 at 8:03 am

        I think he is the same on every show…….

        I mute him anyway…I just cannot listen to people that stutter that much …same goes for Chris Hayes…..

        ( no offense to stutterers )

        • 185 Ladyhawke
          September 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

          Eugene Robinson takes wishy washy to whole new level. He’s always straddling the fence. Rarely if ever takes a stand that is different from the pack. Mika B. can be just as bad. Hemming and hawing and rarely saying anything coherent or original.

      • September 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

        I guess they are referring to a hit piece from the Ny Times that says that this President has not built any relationships with foreign countries.
        But Hillary has traveled to over 100 countries, building relationships.
        What is the Ny Times talking about?

      • 187 Ladyhawke
        September 25, 2012 at 8:25 am


        It’s like peeling the “Obama Manufactured Outrage Onion”. There must be some PBO outrage for the media to gnaw on at all times. The beast must be fed. The gasbags on the cable shows sit comfortably on their perches and act like armchair campaign managers who have all the answers. Whenever I see these updates on the latest crap coming from the gasbags I say there is a good reason why these folks are flapping their gums on the tv and Barack Obama is President of the United States. Let’s face it, the lazy media stenographers are intimidated by PBO. His brilliance and elegance makes them feel small. So what do they do – they use their professions as a way diminish him. Their lack of journalistic integrity is astonishing. They come across as gossip columnists at a coffee klatch. It’s infuriating.

        • 188 hopefruit2
          September 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

          Ladyhawke you said it best. It’s as if they have a perverse addiction to bashing PBO and even when they speak positively of him, there’s always that subtle dig or caveat, or some concern trolling going on. It’s really infuriating but they’re doing it out of jealousy, as you say.

    • 189 COS
      September 25, 2012 at 8:06 am

      I just heard David Jackson from USA Today say that PBO’s schedule is not permitting him to have bi-lateral meetings with everyone and it would look bad to only have a few meetings. PBO is on a tight schedule there this time. He is spending one less day there and will be returning to the White House today. Also it is campaign season. They had the big dinner thingy last night. David Jackson is always reasonable and mature about these things. I actually put more credibility in what he says than anyone on morning joke.

      • 190 Ladyhawke
        September 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Thanks for the update cos. That makes perfect sense to me. It’s unfortunate that the facts just don’t fit the narrative that gasbags like Chuck Todd and Eugene Robinson want to portray.

  58. September 25, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Here is Clintons assessment of Robney tax plan-



  59. September 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

  60. September 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Morning all. Hope we go back to the 47% are freeloaders and the manipulated tax return stories today.

  61. 195 99ts
    September 25, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I’m not a US citizen, but I live in a country with similar social attitudes and life styles to the US – and if I was able to vote in November my major concerns would be

    1. Women’s rights to control their reproductive systems – the GOP attacks on abortion and birth control would be my number 1 concern
    2. The attempts to suppress minority votes – I was a teenager when the democrats were fighting for civil rights in the 1960s. It is hard to believe that 50 years on the fight is not over.
    3. Education – the dumbing down of US education is scarey – that state run schools are being privatized and taken over by religion makes a mockery of the learning process.
    4. Unions – the disappearance of unions and the right wing attacks on them results in the living standards of workers going down and down. Another right that was supposedly won a long time ago has to be fought again.

    To me the economy is improving (in my world and yours) and foreign policy under President Obama is 500% better than it was under President Bush (also in my world and yours) – so these items that the media and Mitt seem to think are so important – are not relevant to my voting at this point in time. In 2008 – very different – the wars and the economy were critical – but this is NOT 2008.

    I would like to know what others think are the critical issues for themselves – the topic of women’s rights seems to have dropped off the radar recently and I think there is still a large % of women that would see this as very important.

    • September 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Hi 99ts I made a similar remark about women’s right a bit upthread. As a matter of fact I emailed the domestic issue debate moderator this question – paraphrased here. Robme has said he’s okay with abortion in the case of rape, incest, life threat to mother. Given that these are all situations which the Repug platform rejects, would he sign a bill sent to him from a repug congress that outlaws abortion in all cases?

      Inquiring minds should want to know, but I haven’t seen it anywhere!

      Your list is great.

  62. 197 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Today just aired interview w/PBO re. education. He was his usual calm, sensible, impressive self. They announced they will air their interview with Willard tomorrow—-wonder if he’ll admit he wants to cut education funding—-that there’s multi-millionaires who need bigger tax cuts.

  63. September 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Bibi is sad!

    • 200 Linda
      September 25, 2012 at 9:42 am


      If you get some time…please watch this….it is about the politics of Geography….I was blown away by it . I tuned in right when the Q & A started so I have to watch the entire show myself.

      Center for a New American Security ….The Revenge of Geography.

      Robert Kaplan, the chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, discussed the role that geography has played in shaping world events and talked about the role it will play in the future.

      He was interviewed by David Ignatius and responded to questions from members of the audience at this book launch event held by the Center for a New American Security in the Willard InterContinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.


  64. 202 LDS
    September 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Good morning, everyone.
    What a lovely day in NYC!
    Crisp, clean, clear.

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