Babies for Mitt! (Kidding)



Kent State University, Sept 2012

Bowling Green, Sept 2012

Just sayin’

107 Responses to “Babies for Mitt! (Kidding)”

  1. 18 COS
    September 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Love these baby photos

  2. September 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    So, I had the brilliant idea of linking my old laptop with my new one in a Windows 7 HomeGroup. I figured it would save me the bother of transferring my files from the old laptop to a portable hard drive to the new laptop. Well, I tried, and it would take about ten times as long to do the transfers via HomeGroup. So here I go plodding along the old way. At least my new laptop has USB 3.0.

    • 20 LunarSea
      September 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Did you attach it to your router and make the files public to your intranet/homegroup? That way you just have to install the programs in your new computer and access the files from the old one when you need them.

      • September 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

        Oh, the two are connected, but I wanted to move them to the new laptop, as I’m not keeping the old one up and running. Using WorkGroup to do that is akin to watching paint dry. Much faster to transfer them to and from a portable HD.

  3. 22 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    It really is amazing the effect he has on babies and small kids!

  4. September 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Really, I have to wonder if Mitt’s children and grandchildren have reacted to him like babies on the campaign trail.

    • September 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

      I can’t imagine that his grandchildren think much of him — since his own son says Grandpa Mitt gets in the front of the line at every family gathering, gets his plate filled up first, sits down, and eats before the kids even get their food! That would NOT go over well in my family!

  5. 26 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

  6. 27 theo67
    September 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Mitt seems completely oblivious to the plight of the little ones. Well, if he doesn’t care about the futures he’d be imposing on them, then I guess we can hardly expect him to care about their present discomfort.

  7. 28 LunarSea
    September 28, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I said goodnight at the end of the last thread only to see, once it posted, that there was a new post with lots of goodies to keep me from my slumber. hehehe

    I leave you all with a tip: Never shake a baby up and hold them over your face with your mouth wide open.

    I do this because I care. 😆 Really. Also. Too.

    • September 28, 2012 at 12:06 am

      I’m an uncle 4 times over. I know that quite well. Mitt’s a father and grandfather. What the hell is his excuse?

      • 30 LunarSea
        September 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

        There is no excuse for Mitt. Never was never will be

        But I was actually thinking of PBO with the little boy in the blue sun suit. While I like the picture (both so happy and enjoying each other) there’s a certain cringe factor to it also.

        It’s sweet & sour lol

  8. September 28, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Bless you, Chips…I’ve been wanting someone to do this for awhile. I’ve never seen anyone who infants dislike so intensely and consistently. There truly is something deeply wrong with that man. What a stark contrast to the baby whisperer: our President.

  9. 32 Mary Jones
    September 28, 2012 at 12:06 am

    For some reason wordpress is completely not allowing me to log on. I press the little logo and it just blinks at me and does nothing.

  10. September 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Okay, never mind. I soon as I gave up trying to log in, it let me log in. WordPress and my garage door remote mare in a conspiracy to gaslight me.

  11. September 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Ugh, Nuttyyahoo on BBC. That’s putting me off of my wine.

  12. 35 Dudette
    September 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I sent this to a few folks tonight:

  13. 36 isonprize
    September 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

    If any TODers are near Pennsylvania, now is the time to come out and help toward our LAST 2 weekends of voter registration. The Pennsylvania deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at midnight.

    WE ARE PUSHING HARD til the very last minute. If you can, come and push with us!!!

  14. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

    The second best part of seeing the babies pictured with President Obama is to see the beautiful smiles on the faces of their parents, in the background. They are so happy!

  15. 39 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

  16. 41 Dudette
    September 28, 2012 at 12:19 am

    and some others…

  17. 42 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Those parents should heed their kids warnings. If every baby is crying once Romney picks them up, there’s a problem. Just Saying.

  18. 43 Dudette
    September 28, 2012 at 12:22 am

    …and the final few:

    Also: @Lawrence and @Maddow 🙂

  19. 44 Melissa
    September 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

    !! , is that the same baby Romney is terrorizing over and over????

  20. 45 amk for obama
    September 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Love that little fella doing happy scissor kicks in the air.

  21. 46 Dudette
    September 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Well guys I’m out. It’s been a great day! Thought I’d leave you with something pretty from Mary.


  22. 48 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Now who in their right mind would hand over their baby to Mitt Romney?
    The choice is clear.

    Goodnight TODers

    • 49 99ts
      September 28, 2012 at 12:46 am

      He supposedly raised 5 children – and has NO idea how to hold a baby – no wonder the sons don’t seem to be doing too much campaign support.

      • 50 jacquelineoboomer
        September 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

        I don’t believe a word they say, but Ann says she used to feed Mitt before she fed the five boys. Scintillating dinner conversation around the family table, I guess. (Not.)

        • 51 amk for obama
          September 28, 2012 at 1:11 am


          when we had kids, wifey’s attitude to me was ‘youmakurowndamnedbreakfast/lunch/dinnerbustercantyouseeIamfeedingher/him.

      • 55 anniebella
        September 28, 2012 at 6:38 am

        Cooks, Nannies, maids is what those 5 Romney sons are used too. I’m sure they are like their Mom and Dad, a bunch of arrogant, uppity rich snobs, who think the 47% of people like us is beneath them.

  23. September 28, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Thank you Chips! We must protect all of those children from #ChickenHawkMitt …

    Yes We Must

  24. September 28, 2012 at 1:47 am

  25. September 28, 2012 at 1:52 am

  26. September 28, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Yes, TOD, that’s what it’s all about.

    What we do on 6 Nov is begin to end the Civil War, squash the #NEOCONSTERS from their pursuit of perpetual war & protect women from being treated just as worse if not more so by the American Taliban or 7 Nov is a nightmare that will likely not end for generations, if ever.

    That is not hyperbole. That’s just the way it is and this time the warnings are as obvious as any air raid siren in London during the Blitz.


    Yes We Must

  27. 64 desertflower
    September 28, 2012 at 2:27 am

    This explains the “I Dig It” comment that he made the other day..


    According to Bloomberg News, Mitt Romney is taking advantage of a tax loophole to pass off a fortune to his children without paying taxes on it. According to administration figures, this loophole costs the government $1 billion over a ten-year budget window:
    In January 1999, a trust set up by Mitt Romney for his children and grandchildren reaped a 1,000 percent return on the sale of shares in Internet advertising firm DoubleClick Inc.
    If Romney had given the cash directly, he could have owed a gift tax at a rate as high as 55 percent. He avoided gift and estate taxes by using a type of generation-skipping trust known to tax planners by the nickname: “I Dig It.” […]

    The Obama administration estimates that closing the loophole Romney used would bring the federal government almost $1 billion in the coming decade.

    • 65 99ts
      September 28, 2012 at 2:39 am

      That’s how the rich get richer DF – Romney didn’t give it a thought until he wanted to be the President. I’m still wondering why he is running – when he slinks home to the new car elevators, all those rich neighbors are going to know just how big an AH he is.

  28. 66 susanne
    September 28, 2012 at 4:11 am

    myth responds to this by saying pbo is ignoring the needs of defense contractors:

    ‘ Introducing President Obama in Virginia Beach, retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), condemned Mitt Romney for failing to mention veterans or the military in his GOP convention speech.

    The omission was all the more damning, Webb suggested, because Romney is of an age where he might have served in Vietnam but did not. ‘


  29. 67 susanne
    September 28, 2012 at 4:54 am

    ‘ Democrats in blue states are beginning to use GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney more in attack ads against Republican congressional candidates.

    In the Hawaii Senate race, Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) launched a spot Wednesday that aims to tie former governor Linda Lingle (R) to Romney by pointing to remarks the GOP Senate nominee delivered at a rally last week. ‘


  30. September 28, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Right track wrong track is improving, which means People will start spending more.
    Now, if we can just stop Bibi from starting WWIII.
    Anyways, good morning!

  31. September 28, 2012 at 5:48 am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of volunteers armed with clipboards and voter registration forms gather at President Barack Obama’s field office here every day. Their mission: Fan out across the city seeking new voters in this rapidly growing state.

    “Are you registered to vote at your current address?” asks Douglas Johnston, a volunteer wooing voters outside the county courthouse. “Do you know about early voting?”

    The effort, it seems, has borne fruit – to the tune of more than 250,000 new registered voters in North Carolina since April 2011, according to Obama’s team. That’s more new voters than the campaign has registered anywhere else in the country.

    It’s an eye-popping total in a state that Obama won by just 14,000 votes four years ago. And the flood of new voters – presumably a chunk of them Democrats – could help keep North Carolina within the president’s reach in a year when everything else here seems to be working in Republican Mitt Romney’s favor.


    • 71 amk for obama
      September 28, 2012 at 6:18 am

      wow. 250 K? Great job by the volunteers.

      • September 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

        And when the Robney camp is asked about the Obama ground game, they spin faster than the Earth!

        • 73 amk for obama
          September 28, 2012 at 6:38 am

          At this point, they are not whistling past the grave, they are banging their drums, blowing their trumpets and marching in hood-clad groups. That’s what raw fear does to ya.

    • 74 Melissa
      September 28, 2012 at 6:31 am

      WOW that is fantastic!!Thanks for sharing.
      Me think the wingers are going to have a big surprise on election day in NC ! There is no equaling PBO’s team ground game!

      • September 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

        Remember the diary from kos last week about the large group from here in Knoxville going across the mountain to NC to help out? That’s also big part of the NC ground game. Yea “Volunteers”! 🙂

  32. September 28, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Michelle heads to Iowa, Wisconsin from Chicago
    By Lynn Sweet on September 27, 2012 9:38 PM | No Comments
    Michelle Obama

    Iowa, early voting starts today. You started it all four years ago, and Barack is counting on you again now. –mo
    27 Sep 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
    WASHINGTON–After overnighting in Chicago, First Lady Michelle Obama heads to the battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin. She hits a rally at Lawrence University in Appleton and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Iowa started early voting on Thursday and the Obama campaign is making a big push to lock in votes as early as possible.
    The “you started it” reference in Mrs. Obama’s Tweet is this: Obama won the Iowa caucus during the 2008 Democratic primary season–Iowa was the first state to vote–and the victory propelled Obama on the path to win the Democratic nomination–and the White House.

  33. September 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Democrats are pushing neighborhood canvassing and labor union vote drives to lock up votes before Election Day, said Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. Her party needs to generate lots of support through early voting to counter massive spending by outside interests supporting Republicans, she said.
    “This is a critical piece of our organization,” she said. “We do it well, and this time we are going to do it very well.”

    Matt Strawn, former Iowa GOP party chairman, said political analysts should take the Democrats’ commanding lead in absentee ballot requests with a grain of salt.

    Strawn acknowledges Democrats were helped in the 2006 and 2008 elections by making early voting a priority. But he said the Iowa GOP made big gains in early voting in 2010, helping the party capture the governor’s office and other key races.

    The Iowa Republicans’ playbook is simply different than the Democrats’, Strawn said. They will make their big push later, including a mailing to 1 million Iowans, he said. That will close the gap for absentee ballots in coming weeks, he predicted.

    “The Romney campaign in Iowa and the coordinated Republican campaign” for all Iowa GOP candidates “is building upon the efforts that we had in 2010. So it will be a larger-scale operation” for early voting this fall, Strawn said.

    • September 28, 2012 at 6:41 am


      A long and busy day of voting here in the People’s Republic, as first day early voting numbers tripled the totals from four years ago.

      The line was short at the beginning of the day at the Auditor’s Office, with just a half dozen or so waiting when the window opened at 8. But traffic picked up and stayed steady all day for a total of 469. Party breakdown: 335 redgistered Democrats, 77 Republicans, and 56 no party voters. Four years ago, 150 people voted at the office on opening day.

      But the BIG push was at the Iowa City Public Library, where a line of self starters formed early and was joined after 10 AM by a large crowd from a Democratic rally. 277 folks showed up at the library on early bird day in 2008, but today the number skyrocketed to 766: 521 Democrats, 45 Republicans and 198 independents.


  34. September 28, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Obama Camps new tool-


    So, this ain’t about Obama, it’s about your Momma!

  35. 83 Dudette
    September 28, 2012 at 7:50 am

  36. September 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Thomas Franks on tv sticking up for the Tea party and bashing this Presidents handling of the bailouts.
    I saw it another way, but this Guy Thomas Franks is no Leftie. If I had to guess, he is another Libertarian.

  37. 88 Dudette
    September 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

  38. September 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Former president Bill Clinton is hitting the stump for President Obama in New Hampshire next week.

    He will headline an event in the Granite State on Wednesday, the same day as the first presidential debate in Colorado.

    The Obama campaign did not say where Clinton will appear or what the event entails, except that it will be “in support of President Obama.”

    Clinton, whose favorability rating has hovered in the high sixties, is expected to continue helping Obama in the final weeks of the race. The campaign on Thursday sent an email to supporters saying Clinton and Obama would appear together in California next week.

  39. September 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Vice President Joe Biden to visit Boca Raton, Tamarac, Fort Myers on two-day campaign swing in Florida
    Vice President Joe Biden begins a two-day visit on Florida on Friday with stops in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

    He is first scheduled appearance will be at the Century Village Clubhouse in Boca Raton. He then heads to the Palace Theater at the Kings Point Condominum Clubhouse in Tamarac. On Saturday, he will be in Fort Myers.

    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in a virtual tie in Florida, according to the latest Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll. Obama is drawing 48 percent support to Romney’s 47 percent among likely voters — a lead well within the poll’s 3.5 percent error margin. Only 4 percent are undecided.

    Other polls in swing states show Obama with a larger lead over Romney.

  40. 96 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

  41. 99 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

  42. 100 askyeshua
    September 28, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Isn’t it lovely, how young as they are, babies somehow have a good read on the character of a person?

  43. September 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Those pictures are priceless! Not surprising that babies can sense something evil about Romneybot 2.0. I’m sure dogs would react the same way after what he did to poor Seamus.

  44. 102 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

    “By-my-count” Knoller is on Twitter trying to solicit snide remarks from RWers…

  45. 104 dotster3
    September 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

    On the Today Show Andrea Mitchell snottily reports that President Obama was too busy campaigning yesterday to meet with Nut un Yahoo. Then she aired a clip of Willard saying that Obama has thrown our closes allies, like Israel, under the bus. Then Willie Geist introduced “the political Dream Team” of Brokaw, Gregory and Todd. (nightmare would be more like it). Brokaw slurred something about Willard should be able to make more hay on Libya, which somehow has become Obama’s fault in anti-Obama people’s minds. And he sounded almost giddy about the possibility of something big changing the trajectory of the election. Creepy. And they all agree that the debates are the Biggest Thing Ever—-I think this is because this is all Willard has now. I think it’s a big fallacy that the debates are significant in any way—-there are no real undecideds to influence, both sides will say their side won, it’s a draw. And——this is unbelievably funny to me——did you know that Obama can barely speak, that he’s not good at this speaking thing at all? That’s how they’re making it sound. They’re asking people to believe up is down. Todd said Obama was just a horrible debater, that he’s lost every debate, that Joe Biden won the presidential debates during that primary! That was a new one I’ve never heard. Again, the political dream team was a joke, the biggest, most dishonest nightmare of all time.

  46. September 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

    This morning I am both proud of Iowa and embarrassed as well! Very proud of all the voters who packed the early voting sites yesterday to get this show on the road. Every report I heard was that the auditors’ offices did not expect nearly that many to turn out – here’s hoping the trend continues for each of the remaining days until Election Day! I’ll be at the Johnson County auditor’s office at noon to drop off our ballots.

    What embarrassed me was opening the opinion page of the Des Moines Register today (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/opinion) and finding a nasty editorial about PBO by Rep. Steve King. This guy is such an embarrasment to Iowa, I don’t know why the folks “out west” keep voting for him. Every time one of his dumb quotes hits the news I just cringe. I really, really hope he gets defeated this year with the new redistricting lines – but I doubt it. Anyhow, I don’t recommend reading his drivel – but the comments against him are pretty good.

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