Fair Share


President Barack Obama talks with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan before the United Nations General Assembly reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama is pictured in the background. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

189 Responses to “Fair Share”

  1. 1 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm


  2. 11 desertflower
    September 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Yea!!! My lunchtime surprise…1st! Can’t wait to get home and really see what I’ve missed all day!

  3. 13 donna dem 4 obama
    September 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I think we will look back on the day that the 47% tape was released and know that this was the moment that Romney lost any chance of winning in 2012.

    Mitt Romney’s ‘47%’ comment alienated undecided voters: poll


    “Mitt Romney’s semantic misadventure with the “47%” helped alienate some of the narrow band of undecided voters whom the Republican needs to beat President Obama in November. That’s the single strongest sentiment registered this week by previously undecided voters interviewed by the Los Angeles Times.”


  4. 20 utaustinliberal
    September 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Freaking awesome. Expect this on a TV close to you. The other 47% ad has been running everywhere especially in swing states and now this. Romney just makes it too easy.

  5. 21 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Not first, but a respectable fifth or sixth. Congratulations df on # 1 🙂

  6. 22 utaustinliberal
    September 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  7. September 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    What if the Obama Team only makes ads, regarding what Robney said about the 47%?
    OFA must have focus groups that says this is powerful.
    That is all!

  8. 29 TrumpDog
    September 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Have you guys heard of this?

    Yard Sale for Obama is an independent grassroots movement that kicked off with a Yard Sale for Obama event weekend, Sept 22-23. The goal was to give supporters who wanted to do more to support Obama a way to get hands on and donate to the President’s re-election campaign. In keeping with the grassroots tradition, the Yard Sale for Obama team needed a viral video to get the word out and, so produced the Obama to Space, bobble head video. Learn more


  9. September 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Someone must confront #BainMitt with the IRS Amnesty question …

  10. September 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  11. 48 lamh35
    September 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    So I usually leave politics at the door with my more conservative co-workers, but one of them I consider a friend if not a good one and for that reason, I try to never talk politics with her. but she posted the following to FB this weekend and I was just made aware of it:

    If people think health care is bad now. I wonder what will happen if there is no change in 46 days. Doctors are already giving up. Seems like there are fewer and fewer that care about the patient. I bet the few left that do care will leave the profession ….it is just sad ;-(

    Like I said, I tend to dust if off my shoulder, but when this was brought to my attention, I admit, it pissed me off to no end and I had to respond, so this is what I wrote on my FB page, and made sure it can be seen by all my friends (I usually filter who sees my more political stuff and this person is one who I filter so that she doesn’t see my political post):

    Ya know what, if you are one of those people who are lucky enough to be employed with an employer who provides healthcare coverage at an affordable cost you can afford, then kudos to you. If your doctor is more worried about lawsuits and insurance coverage than the care and health of their patients, then guess what GET A NEW DOCTOR, you have that option. But there are millions of people who cannot afford health insurance who work just as hard as you or I do, but for less pay and for employers who don’t provide any healthcare insurance. So for those people Obamacare is/will be a saviour. In 42 days, if things “change” as some want, then Obamacare will probably be a thing of the past and those millions will be shit out of luck. But that okay, because your doctor’s a dick who is in it to make money rather than as a calling to help people. Any doctor who thinks their bottom line is better than millions of people who didn’t have coverage to preventative health care now being able to have that coverage, ain’t worth the diploma their degree is written on and it has NOTHING to do with Obamacare!

    Rant over!

    Too much???

    • 49 veryslowwriter
      September 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      You know, I live in Canada. When single-payer health coverage started (in Saskatchewan, where it began) the doctors went on strike. The government brought in doctors from the UK and the USA. After about three weeks, the doctors gave in. Here in BC, we have some of the best doctors in the world. They make a nice living, which no one begrudges them. The medical centers across Canada are doing cutting-edge research. (Remember that when you read about research coming out of a university in Toronto, Montreal, etc.)

      Now, our system here isn’t perfect, but it’s SO MUCH BETTER for the average person than it is in the US. Yes, if you’re rich you can get AAA+ care at the bigger hospitals in New York and Los Angeles. But the average person struggles.
      Break a leg, have appendicitis or a six-day migraine, but lack insurance — well, welcome to the nightmare that millions of Americans face. Universal medical coverage is a human right that virtually every industrialized country in the world — except the USA — recognizes.

      Food, shelter, medical care — are our fellow humans so devalued that we can’t provide these for everyone? (I know where R&R stand on this. I know where the President does, too.)

      • 50 57andfemale
        September 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        My goddaughter is a surgical resident. She is also ex-military and she’s been all around the world. She maintains that this crazy system of medical training in this country DISCOURAGES good people from becoming doctors because of the costs and limits their choices as to where they would practice, due to the pressing need of paying back exorbitant med school loans. She says this is particularly true of women, who would be happy to make a little less money but be able to practice good primary care medicine. But they either forego the career entirely due to crushing debt, or choose other disciplines where they will make more money in order to pay back their loans.

        We do not have a system in this country that supports and encourages adequate access to health care. If the gov’t. provided medical school in return for a certain number of years in rural clinics, for example, we could provide decent care to all Americans.

        • 51 theo67
          September 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

          Actually, Obamacare offers this very same deal. Do a certain amount of time in rural or remote clinics, and receive some incentives. It also provides incentives for established medical professionals working together to improve healthcare opportunities and collaboration for rural based communities. So things are moving in the right direction.

          Click to access the_aca_helps_rural_america.pdf

          • 52 57andfemale
            September 26, 2012 at 12:26 am

            Of course they are moving in the right direction. ACA was a huge step in the right direction, to be built upon in the coming years. That the whiny left couldn’t see that in 2010 is astounding. Here we are in 2012, the party is in full-throated support of this amazing achievement, and Dem’s are doing well.

    • 53 jackiegrumbacher
      September 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Perfect, lamh35. Whining endlessly seems to have become the style of conservatives lately. Even her doctor is whining. There are thousands of people who are eager to enter the health care profession because they actually care about people and there are many thousands of doctors and nurses across the country who give their jobs everything they have. If some doctors choose to drop out because they’re not making enough money, then they were in the wrong profession in the first place. Greed and selfishness are unbecoming traits for everyone, no matter what profession you’re in. I’d like to know what religions profess the creed of “I got mine, the hell with you”? You were good to keep your temper about this.

    • 54 vcprezofan2
      September 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Seems about right to me, Lamh.

    • 55 57andfemale
      September 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      The entire Republican argument comes down to one thing: “I’ve got mine and eff the rest of you. Don’t come after my stuff.”

    • 56 TrumpDog
      September 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Good job. Bravo.

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      September 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Sounds great to me!

    • 58 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Good response. The free market will quickly replace those greedy doctors with people who are in the profession for the right reason. Some of these right wingers act like the system was perfect before Obamacare. The fact is, it’s not just the unemployed who will benefit from Obamacare – and this is one area that I think needs more selling. There is greater security for ALL Americans, because they can’t be dropped by their insurance company after they’ve received treatment, and they can change jobs knowing that there will be some form of insurance available to them. The premiums everyone pays will be better spent on actual health care – and not just big bonuses for those bigwigs at the top.

      There are some people who begrudge anyone else from getting something – because they think it diminishes the pie for everyone else. And yet, greater health security actually makes a more secure overall community. If someone is going without health care, it makes the whole of society less productive because of unplanned and unanticipated (but preventable) illness, more prone to spread diseases to unsuspecting populations, and perhaps less able to live up to the full potential of the whole. It’s called community. It’s called civilization.

    • 59 Zekke LyDonna
      September 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      This was an excellent rebuttal. I will put it aside, in case I need to use it myself.

  12. September 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      September 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      This is the real Mitt–so utterly full of himself, so tied to money as the measure of his success. If I had a family member or friend who spoke with this level of arrogance, I would actually pity him. Since it’s Mitt, I feel revulsion at the way he exposes his absolute shallowness as a human being and feels no shame.

    • 62 vcprezofan2
      September 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Who’s going to tell Mitt years later he’s still a BOY in spirit, enviously eyeing what the less fortunate children have and planning to take it away, despite all HE already has?

    • 63 TrumpDog
      September 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Just when I thought the guy couldn’t possibly be more douche-y….

    • 65 Lorraine
      September 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Perfect video! I love future member of President Obama cabinet Governor Strickland. I love seeing the middle class taking the lead in this campaign, it brings tears to my eyes.

  13. 66 Rita
    September 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Chips!! Gotta see this! Romney admits PBO hasn’t raised taxes in the last 4 years! Behind him, Ryan is like WHAT?!


    • 67 hopefruit2
      September 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! RWNJ’s heads explode in 3..2..1..Is Willard an Obama plant?

      • 68 Rita
        September 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        hmmm… not a bad theory, as conspiracies go 😉 But it truly is too darn funny!

      • 69 Ladyhawke
        September 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        Oh dear, more input for the DemRapidResponse team. On top of that, Mitt Romney has the weirdest voice inflections. He always seems to put the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong syLLAble. Notice how he ends the segment with emphasis that just seems odd and misplaced. What a train wreck.

  14. September 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Never forget that @MittRomney invested in exactly the type of slave labor factory that our President righteously condemned today …

    And, that #BainMitt showed just how aware of the conditions he was and still invested …

    Never forget …


    Yes We Must

    • 71 hopefruit2
      September 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      That’s right Bob. And BainMitt can’t lie his way out of that one.

      • September 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        And, we won’t let him, hf!

        Since Will.i.am was in the CGI audience today (and per one of Chips neat tweets was not at all enthused by #BainMitt’s comments), thought it worthwhile to share this with him, just in case he didn’t make the connection ….

        Am sure it is not lost on any of you that President Obama was looking straight at #BainMitt today when he was discussing his policies regarding sanctions and other penalties for any corporation that treats workers as slaves, and we know for a fact that #BainMitt not only profited from such a company, but that that Chinese factory benefited from his being an outsourcing pioneer.


  15. 73 squarepeg
    September 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I loved the part during PBO’s speech at the UN where he said people say awful things about him everday and he will always protect their right to say it. That was wdonderful. :’)

  16. 77 utaustinliberal
    September 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Hey TOD have you seen this? BWAHAHAHA. Paul Ryan’s expression is like WTF?!?!? KA-CHING. I am so tweeting this to Lis Smith of OFA.

    I am so tweeting this to Lis Smith of OFA.

  17. 79 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

  18. 81 xtine
    September 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    [Erection Day! :)]:

    Actual scientific study at Duke University: Dominance, Politics, and Physiology: Voters’ Testosterone Changes on the Night of the 2008 United States Presidential Election

    And the study found that men who voted for McCain / Palin had a 28% loss of testosterone on election night.

    The results were clear-cut. Men who had voted for McCain – or the libertarian candidate Robert Barr – experienced a 28 per cent loss of testosterone almost as soon as the contest was over. LaBar notes that levels of testosterone, produced by both male and female gonads but in much larger amounts in men, are directly linked to important masculine behaviors such as “aggression, risk-taking and response to threats”.

    Apparently the male GOP and Barr voters reported feelings of “unhappiness” and “submissiveness” following the crushing defeat of their chosen national leaders.

    More here: http://juanitajean.com/2012/09/25/the-ladies-did-not-need-a-scientific-study-to-prove-this-honey-we-knew-this/

  19. September 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Give these guys some love!

  20. September 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm


    Any word on the executive order brought up at the Clinton Global Initiative?

    *If* the U.S. Government is no longer going to be buying from companies that use forced or child labor *anywhere* in their *supply*chains*… then the implications of that action are just staggering — probably further reaching than many casual observers will anticipate.

    U.S. Federal contracts are *huge.* For many American companies, they’re your biggest and most important and most reliable source of income, and the foundation you build everything on, if you’re fortunate enough to secure one in the first place. You certainly don’t put those at risk. And even companies for whom the government is a less critical customer have no incentive to lose them as a revenue stream, potentially permanently.

    If *supply*chains* are now open to Federal scrutiny, then we’ve just vastly expanded the number of inspectors. Yes, there’s the government itself. But more to the point, there’s every company that either supplies the U.S. Government or directly or indirectly supplies a supplier…

    Those companies — *if* supply chains are now being examined — now have an enormous vested interest in examining everyone in their chain and making certain that no one is *in* chains, literally or figuratively.

    To simplify, remember Friedman’s oft-stated remark that losing your place in the supply chain is like pouring concrete down an oil well. Once you’ve sealed the well or been kicked off the chain, your asset is gone. Suppliers will not be inclined to ever trust you again, because failures place *their* entire operations at risk.

    If this is the situation we’re in, companies in the chain will be looking at each other.. *and* at their competitors, because if you can show evidence of trafficking or questionable abuses, you may be able to undermine a rival and seize market share.

    This could not only hammer human traffickers, it could impact worker rights throughout the world.

    Can you use prison labor now? Raw materials supplied by prison labor? Parts from a factory where the workers are locked in or work under inhumane conditions? *Anything* supplied by child workers?

    • 86 jackiegrumbacher
      September 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Excellent analysis, Ralph. I had no idea of the far-reaching consequences of this executive order. This is a very, very big deal.

    • September 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      To give an example of what might be impacted…

      Remember that factory Mitt Romney described, where he was told that they had fences up to keep people *out* rather than *in*?

      Well, for the sake of the argument, say such factories actually exist. Can you afford to get *anything* from a place like that if it *looks* like a likely violator, even if it genuinely *isn’t*?

      Because — forget the U.S. Government, who might inspect you openly, listen to reason, examine evidence, etc — the people you are supplying may drop you in a heartbeat to avoid even a hint of trouble… if not from the Feds directly, then from the people *they* supply, who may be just as touchy.

      And there’s no way to really stop these supplier inspections once they get started, since you want your customers to be happy and you certainly don’t want them to think you’re hiding something that could be deadly to their enterprises.

      • September 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        From Yahoo…
        “The order defines human trafficking according to the U.S. State Department’s , which basically describes it it as inducing or obtaining people to perform labor or sex through coercion, force, or fraud, “for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” Under the new order, companies working for the U.S. government will have to comply with a series of basic conduct requirements. Those include prohibitions against using misleading ads about the nature, location, and payment of the work offered; charging employment fees; and destroying, confiscating, or otherwise denying access to identification documents. It also requires contractors to pay return transportation costs for employees traveling to take expatriate jobs, provide housing where appropriate, and to make themselves available to inspectors. And it prohibits contractors from engaging in “procurement of commercial sex acts, or the use of forced labor in the performance of the contract or subcontract.””

        I find that bit at the end “…the use of forced labor in the performance of the contract or subcontract…” to be most interesting.

        In terms of the “subcontract” I guess we’ll have to see just how far down the supply chain this applies in theory… and in practice.

        (You can thank Jovie for the link.)

    • 89 Dudette
      September 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Can’t say it enough… My President is AWESOME!!!

  21. September 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oooooops – Honest Willard!

    ROMNEY: His idea now. He’s got one new, one new idea. I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years, said he’s going to do in his next four years, which is to raise taxes. And is there anybody who thinks that raising taxes will help grow the economy?


  22. 95 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Obama’s fault!

  23. 101 cookemom
    September 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Per Hardball daily tracking has PBO is up 4 pts in Fla. and 8 pts in Ohio. Also 84% Dems believe no WMDs in Iraq 15% says there were. The opposite for Repubs. That’s why facts just isn’t enough when trying to talk to some of these folks. It has to be geared toward allaying fears.

  24. 103 utaustinliberal
    September 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

  25. 104 lamh35
    September 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    My 2nd post on facebook was the following:

    Here’s the thing guys, anyone who knows me will tell you that my dream since I was a little girl was to become a doctor. Through some fault of my own and the fault of outside sources, that dream never came to be and if I’m honest, never will be. But not a day goes by that I don’t think about what I would be like now if I was a doctor. My dream would involved going back home and opening a practice in my old lower 9th ward neighborhood and opening a if not free clinic and affordable clinic for the people in my old neighborhood. Add to that, if ya didn’t know, I was born poor, raised poor and until I began work at a Med Tech, I lived poor. So the idea of going without healthcare insurance is not a theory for me, I lived it. So even though I have good job today, and I have access to health insurance, I can see how important Obamacare would be to me and mine who were and still are living and working hard, but who do not have access to healthcare.
    So when people just take partisan issue with Obamacare just because Obama’s name is on it even though it would benefit less fortunate, but still worthy of a healthy and long life, I take issue with it and I just remind those people of that saying “there by the grace of God go I”… In todays job climate, people can lose their jobs at any time, so that health care coverage that I and some other people enjoy can be gone the next day, and then what, YOU will be the one of those people without health care and I betcha would love Obamacare then. Like I said, “there by the grace of God go I”.

    • September 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Both responses were just wonderful, especially this one. You made it more personal. I think that always help with those “on the fence”. Those who are pure Obama haters….well, nothing gets through to them. 😦

    • 106 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      This is a great response. You have a lot to be proud of – you’re clearly living the American dream and despite not realizing the dream of becoming a doctor, you still have a caring heart. that counts for a lot!

  26. September 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

  27. 109 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    • 110 japa21
      September 25, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Does he realize that they already are in charge of those decisions. In fact, by having private insurance companies involved, he would probably be reducing the ability of seniors to be in charge of making their own decisions.
      That was what the whole “end of life counseling” was about in ACA, to let seniors have more say. Unfortunately, the GOP decided seniors shouldn’t be allowed to know thekir alternatives.

  28. 112 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm


  29. September 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  30. 125 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Pathetic Romney tries to lead a “Romney/Ryan” chant—–crowd not inspired. Em–bar–ras—ing!


  31. September 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    • 127 Lovepolitics2008
      September 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Still a few weeks before the election and they are campaigning TOGETHER ? They’re afraid Romney alone won’t attract enough people and the comparison with President Obama’s big crowds will be embarrassing ha ha ha !!

      • 128 Obamalia
        September 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.

        – Voltaire

  32. September 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  33. 133 betseyc
    September 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I can’t find the post that included this link, but H/T to that poster. I had to share this line from Roger Simon’s article on Paul Ryan breaking out and showing “the glitz, the glamour, the razzle-dazzle that he was supposed to bring to the campaign in the first place”:

    “He did a PowerPoint presentation for the crowd….A word about PowerPoint. PowerPoint was released by Microsoft in 1990 as a way to euthanize cattle using a method less cruel than hitting them over the head with iron mallets. After PETA successfully argued in court that PowerPoint actually was more cruel than iron mallets, the program was adopted by corporations for slide show presentations.


  34. September 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Obama pollster mocks Romney campaign ‘fantasy’
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 9/25/12 5:10 PM
    In a blunt interview with Greg Sargent, President Obama’s pollster Joel Benenson mocked the Mitt Romney campaign’s contention that the race is within the margin of error in part because the modeling, as the Republican’s team says, is skewed toward a 2008 model that won’t be duplicated this time:

  35. September 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Hi ho TODers.

    Well, I made it to work to do my Story Time. (If you had told me 4 years ago that I’d be doing Story Time and LOVING IT I would have asked for whatever shroom you were on.) But that was pretty much it for me. I conduct a very energetic performance, and that pretty much wiped me out. If I’d stayed at work I’d be on the reference desk in about 5 minutes, and I’m in no shape to hand out any sort of information to an unsuspecting public.

    I see Obama is still stellar and the GOP is still full of venal yahoos. Glad to see nothing much has changed.

    I’ll check in later for more fun and frivolity. Spousal unit is picking up El Pollo Loco so that I don’t have to cook. Keep a candle out for me.

  36. 138 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    That there Sully feller is trying to make me like him…

    • 139 Melissa
      September 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Sully has his weird moments but he’s actually been a supporter of the President more often than not. I actually prefer him to those so called “progressives”, emoprogs like Chris Hayes or Ezra Klein. He’s a realist.

  37. 140 Carolyn
    September 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I’m late to the commenting, but I got to sit and watch the President’s U.N. speech this afternoon on CSpan. I am in awe of him. In the midst of his campaign, interviews, TV appearances, governing, dealing with international incidents, calming uproars Mitt Romney has stirred up, he delivers a powerful, passionate, wise speech to the World! He has a respectful audience, some tough cases, I know, but polite. He gave everyone a lot to think about, and some powerful goals to work toward.
    How wonderful to be proud of our president when he addresses the U.N.! Remember how we all CRINGED when GWB got anywhere near an interntional organization!!!!
    I heard the end of The Cycle today (waiting for Martin) and heard S.E. Cupp give the most thoughtless and disgusting rant against the U.N. I have heard since John Birch days. Really, she should not be let out alone! A petulant, ideologic screed. She needs to study some history.
    On another topic…..my husband wants a Vets for Obama bumper sticker. Our OFA office here is never open, so I decided to go to the Obama store. When I started searching for veterans bumper stickers, it became “cafepress”…..and there were also Romney stickers available. Is this the right place to shop? Does anyone have the exact URL so I go to the right place? Thanks in advance.

  38. 143 lamh35
    September 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Wow so Akin decided to stay in. How soon before Rove et al money comes in to help Akin and keep the Senate?

    Dems Release The Hounds As Deadline For Akin To Drop Out Expires

  39. 144 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Stevie Wonder to Sing for Barack Obama at LA Fundraiser Concert

    // Stevie Wonder has signed on to sing for President Barack Obama at a fundraiser concert in Los Angeles on Oct. 7, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Wonder will join Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi and Earth Wind and Fire in an evening performance at the Nokia Theater next month. The concert — called “30 Days to Victory” — is being produced by Ken Ehrlich and members of Obama’s Entertainment Advisory Council. Tickets, which are being sold online by the Obama campaign, start at $44 each. //


  40. 146 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  41. 147 Linda
    September 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Megan McCain is just pathetic….she is trying to push National Polls and saying Mitt was ” taken out of context ” on the secret tape.

    I feel sorry for her….

    • 148 Linda
      September 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      oh Geesh now she is speed talking , oh dear.

      • 149 COS
        September 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        Thank God for the person who invented the mute button. Megan McCain cannot tell me anything. I refuse to listen to anything she has to say.

    • 150 theo67
      September 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      If he was “taken out of context”, then why did he embrace the comments and their sentiments, only declaring that he was “inelegant” in his phrasing, but insisting that he meant every word? They may be idiots, but they think the rest of us are idiots, too.

    • 151 Obama Grandmama
      September 26, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Meghan McCain made me the maddest when she got bitchy with Rev Al for trying to get her past her talking points. She said something like What do you expect from me…. That made me so mad I am thinking of asking Rev Al to not use her on his show if she is going to be so disrespectful.

  42. 152 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  43. 155 cozimfree
    September 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    OMG – FLOTUS on The View. After PBO would make a good statement, she says “I’m voting for him.” Then she starts clapping, hilarious. http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD55234339/the-view-925

  44. 161 lamh35
    September 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    • 162 dotster3
      September 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      I saw that. What a lovely gift. I can’t think of a more appropriate gift for a daughter. Geez. These people have a sick, obsessive relationship with their guns. What is it? Scared? Insecure? It’s a mental disorder, imho. Someone failed them somewhere along the way.

    • September 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      That is just beyond disgusting – the rifle + the 10 year old girl + Christmas + “practicing.” SICK.

    • 164 vcprezofan2
      September 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      What a gift! Sad, IMO. Probably will soon be taking her hunting with him, if he hasn’t already. Sure hope she has the emotional maturity to handle it.

  45. 165 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  46. September 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    So, the Robney Team is basically saying they at not worried being down in Ohio by 8, their internal polls have it within the MOE.
    They site, obamas base is not going to show up, or will have problems?
    To which, Obama pollster said, BS. We are showing up, you are living in a fantasy.

  47. 170 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  48. 171 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  49. September 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Wednesday Sep. 26, 2012
    9:30 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    10:00 AM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    10:15 AM
    Obama departs Joint Base Andrews.
    11:35 AM
    Obama arrives Bowling Green, Ohio.
    1:05 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio.
    2:35 PM
    Obama departs Bowling Green, Ohio.
    3:15 PM
    Obama arrives in Kent, Ohio.
    5:40 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    6:00 PM
    Biden and Jill Biden host their fourth annual reception in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Naval Observatory.
    7:00 PM
    Obama departs Kent, Ohio.
    8:10 PM
    Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews.
    8:25 PM
    Obama arrives at the White House.

  50. 175 lamh35
    September 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Race Stabilizes in Obama’s Favor

    Charlie Cook: “Leading Democratic and Republican pollsters and strategists privately say that the Obama lead is around 4 or 5 points and is neither widening nor narrowing. The convention bounces have dissipated, but Romney’s negatives remain quite high and are not diminishing. In the Gallup three-week super-samples–almost 10,000 interviews–the percentage of Democrats saying that they will definitely vote has moved up to the point that it is now virtually tied with Republicans.”

  51. 176 yardarm756
    September 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Focus like a laser on this voter suppression b.s. And btw, make sure you’re register too.

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  53. 178 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Featured on Chris Mathews Hardball tonight…

  54. 183 forus50
    September 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Everyone,
    Crazy day at the office but just watched the UN speech – just wonderful. The Only Adult In The Room.

    On a trivial note; 2as POTUS playing basketball yesterday? Looks like he got an elbow right below the left eye.

  55. 184 COS
    September 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Since when did Clinton become the boss of the Democratic party according to Tweety? My mute button is going on.

  56. 186 utaustinliberal
    September 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Well lookey here. Looks like Romney’s latest gaffe is getting some traction.

    VANDALIA, Ohio — Mitt Romney said Tuesday that President Obama did not raise taxes during his first term, contradicting a constant attack he has leveled on Obama — that his healthcare plan was a tax increase.

    “I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years — he’s said he’s going to do in the next four years — which is to raise taxes. And is there anyone who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? No!” Romney told thousands gathered at a chilly tarmac rally. “His plan is to continue what he’s done before. The status quo has not worked. We cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama. We’re not going to have four more years of Barack Obama.”

    Romney made the statement during the kickoff of a four-city, two-day bus tour of Ohio, a critical state in his path to the White House. Both campaigns are contesting the state fiercely, and the end result is expected to be tight, though nearly all polling shows Obama with a narrow edge.


  57. 188 lamh35
    September 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    ABC’s political blogs thinks they are so sick. I see what the heck they were trying to do with this headline. It just surprised me that it wasn’t Jake Kr(T)apper posting it.

    Obama Says ‘Goofed Off Way Too Much’ in Grade School

    At a forum on education issues in New York City today, President Obama was asked whether he had ever failed a test in grade school, to which he replied, “Oh, yes.”
    “Absolutely,” Obama said. “You know, I would say I was a mediocre student until I got to college. I goofed off way too much.”

    I can hear RWNJobs now…”I knew it…WHERE ARE YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OBAMA!!!!’ Jackasses!

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