“The line …. never seemed to end”


Love that woman at 1:03

Thank you ChristiMTL


President Barack Obama looks at a magazine on the credenza in the Outer Oval Office before departing the White House for a trip, Sept 27, 2012. Vice President Joe Biden talks with an advisor in the foreground. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

179 Responses to ““The line …. never seemed to end””

  1. September 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Love it! VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

  2. 7 cozimfree
    September 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Public Service Announcement -Samuel L. Jackson style

  3. 14 lamh35
    September 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    OT, but Jesus H. Christ, if this pic isn’t photoshopped, it should be used to hammer Scott Brown for his “meh” reaction to his supporters racist actions.


    Oh. My. God. RT @SueWinMA: This is what Scott Brown’s racist campaign has brought to Massachusetts >> PHOTO pic.twitter.com/uyV1M7Z4 #masen

  4. September 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Fired up! Ready to go! Iowa made many believe in the possibility of Obama! They are protecting the dream!

  5. 30 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    It would be so cool if musicians came out to play for those voters waiting in long lines……just saying. Make it a celebration of our right to vote. No matter how long it takes, we will be there to exercise our rights…and those musicians could get some really good PR. Just thinking out loud

    • 31 desertflower
      September 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Musicians for Obama…Musicians for Freedom….something Anyone want to Tweet that idea?

    • 32 jacquelineoboomer
      September 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      deserflower – That is brilliant. Kind of like all the pizzas that were sent around to various OFA field offices in ’08, if I’m recalling that correctly.

  6. September 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    OH, what a wonderful video! GO IOWA! Where would we be without IOWA??!!

  7. September 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    • 35 jacquelineoboomer
      September 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Agree, wholeheartedly, except that – apart from Congress, which I know nothing about – federal workers and federal retirees (I am one) also contribute to their group health care benefits throughout their careers and into their retirements! There’s no free lunch for the 47 percent.

  8. 36 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/romney-on-veteran-suicides-this-is-a-crisis Gee, Mr. Republican that is holding up the disabled veterans…and now THIS POS?

    • September 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      “UPDATE: A Democrat with ties to the Obama campaign e-mailed BuzzFeed to flag a 2011 vote by Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, in which he opposed additional funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

      Oh boy…..

      • 38 desertflower
        September 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

        Yes. Nearly ALL Republicans vote NO for any funding for the returning and injured. They just like to use the military as a prop. When it comes to protecting our veterans, abroad and at home, this meme that Republicans are better at this…is FALSE!

      • 40 LunarSea
        September 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        And Lyin’ Ryan also voted NO! for 911 1st responders bill…more than once!

  9. September 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    SOS HRC arriving to meet with Bibi. GIVE HIM HELL, HILARY!!

  10. 45 idon
    September 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Hey Iowa, you are made of awesome. I’m voting early on October 20th. Can’t vote the DEM slate! I’m so excited!!

  11. 50 lamh35
    September 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, I was def one of the people giving Jim Webb the SEOD for some of his statements about POTUS, but damn if Webb didn’t just bring a blade across Romney’s ‘nads!

    Nice way of saying, not only didn’t Mittens speak about the troops serving, but he also a Vietnam draft dodger. good on Jim Webb, good on ’em.

    Webb drops the hammer on Romney

    Governor Romney and I are about the same age. Like millions of others in our generation, we came to adulthood facing the harsh realities of the Vietnam War. 2.7 million in our age group went to Vietnam, a war which eventually took the lives of 58,000 young Americans and cost another 300,000 wounded. The Marine Corps lost 100,000 killed or wounded in that war. During the year I was in Vietnam, 1969, our country lost twice as many dead as we have lost in Iraq and Afghanistan combined over the past 10 years of war. 1968 was worse. 1967 was about the same. Not a day goes by when I do not think about the young Marines I was privileged to lead.

    This was a time of conscription, where every American male was eligible to be drafted. People made choices about how to deal with the draft, and about military service. I have never envied or resented any of the choices that were made as long as they were done within the law. But those among us who stepped forward to face the harsh unknowns and the lifelong changes that can come from combat did so with the belief that their service would be honored, and that our leaders would, in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, care for those who had borne the battle, and for their widows and their children.

    Those young Marines that I led have grown older now. They’ve lived lives of courage, both in combat and after their return, where many of them were derided by their own peers for having served. That was a long time ago. They are not bitter. They know what they did. But in receiving veterans’ benefits, they are not takers. They were givers, in the ultimate sense of that word. There is a saying among war veterans: “All gave some, some gave all.” This is not a culture of dependency. It is a part of a long tradition that gave this country its freedom and independence. They paid, some with their lives, some through wounds and disabilities, some through their emotional scars, some through the lost opportunities and delayed entry into civilian careers which had already begun for many of their peers who did not serve.

    And not only did they pay. They will not say this, so I will say it for them. They are owed, if nothing else, at least a mention, some word of thanks and respect, when a presidential candidate who is their generational peer makes a speech accepting his party’s nomination to be commander-in-chief. And they are owed much more than that — a guarantee that we will never betray the commitment that we made to them and to their loved ones.

    • September 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Oh, lamh, you know Romney doesn’t have ‘nads. Silly billy.

    • 52 Nena20409
      September 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I heard him say those words. Then I read what some said and I really got sad. Then I realized that men and women like Webb served and their service gave way for all of our rights. Then I held my fingers, tongue and my distress. Webb ran 6 yrs ago when Dems were looking for someone to go against Allen. Dems were not expected to win. He ran for himself, but most of all, he ran for his son who was serving, a second tour in Iraq. Then sen Obama went and campaigned with him in VA. Webb even when he didn’t see eye to eye with pres Obama, he voted to move the bill. He didn’t join the ranks of LIEberman.

      Let us continue to be kinder to our Vets. May God Bless them all.

      • 53 lamh35
        September 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        What some said about what? Do you mean the comments on Politico? Those are always cesspools. When I link to Politico and I tend to not link to them, I never recommend reading the comments.

        If you are talking about general comments about Webb, then all I can say is that I thank him for his military service but I still was inclinded to give him the SEOD meaning thanks, but I’m watching you.

        • 54 Nena20409
          September 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

          Politico? Nope.
          What is SEOD? Watching me? Why would you even want to? I am not that interesting. Just telling it as it. I wish I was.

          • 55 lamh35
            September 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

            I think you misread what I said, unless your statement was meant as snark? SOED means, that you accept what people read, said, etc, but “I’m still watching you”, “you” meaning the universal “you”, not YOU Nena…personally.

            • 56 Nena20409
              September 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

              No, my statements were not meant as a snark. The second post about Moi was though…..a snark. Thank you for the clarification. Thank you for that.

  12. September 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    President Barack Obama looks at a magazine on the credenza in the Outer Oval Office before departing the White House for a trip, Sept 27, 2012. Vice President Joe Biden talks with an advisor in the foreground. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

  13. 71 dotster3
    September 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  14. 74 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm


    In a speech to the American Legion today, Mitt Romney leveled fresh criticism against President Obama, accusing his administration of cutting the benefits of veterans who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and going so far as to call plans to cut the Veterans Affairs Department budget a “crisis.”:
    Romney charged that the defense budget cuts would affect services for veterans, including the men and women returning from conflict overseas who need psychological counseling. Romney invoked the rising number of suicides – “This is a crisis,” he declared – as he sharpened his attack on the Obama administration’s proposed spending cuts.
    But Romney’s claim — that veterans’ care will be negatively impacted by sequestration — is not grounded in reality. Earlier this month, the White House announced that virtually all of the Veterans Affairs Department budget will be exempt from mandatory cuts if and when sequestration goes into effect in January 2013. The only exception, according to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, would be possible cuts to administrative costs. That means health care, vocational, and education services will remain fully funded while cuts are made elsewhere within the Department of Defense, despite Mitt Romney’s claims to the contrary.
    Of course, if Romney were actually concerned about the possibility of losing funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, he probably wouldn’t have embraced Paul Ryan or his budget, which could lead to reductions in veterans’ benefits.

  15. September 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  16. 78 dotster3
    September 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    This patriotic guy showed up to “Be The First” to vote in Iowa too

  17. 80 Nena20409
    September 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    In MN, in Minneapolis……2 dead due to shootings at a work place. MN is a conceal and Carry state. Once again, another senseless killings somewhere in USA with guns.

    • 81 desertflower
      September 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      More important to let people have guns than to let them vote, doncha know. So sad…thinking of those families tonight….senseless

  18. 82 desertflower
    September 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm


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  20. September 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Ok, I’m like a little kid at Christmas. I’m so excited to get my new laptop. God, I’m a geek.

  21. 113 Asher in Boston
    September 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Way to go Iowa. I am wishing I lived in one of those states with early voting. Oh, wait a minute, I thought all white people are not to vote for Potus, and most of them look like they fall in the age group that would be for mitt as per the lame msm!

  22. 117 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  23. 123 susanne
    September 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    from sam wong:

    ‘ Tonight at 7:40pm Eastern, I’ve agreed to be on “Showdown 2012″ on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s POTUS channel (#124) with Charles Ellison to talk about prediction models and my calculation that the Democrats might retake the House. Tune in! ‘

    that’s right–he’s the princeton pollster, and he thinks the dems can take back the house!


  24. 134 pugeretto
    September 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    That’s what I like to hear! Double Bam!!

  25. 137 99ts
    September 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Speaking of fraud – I was catching up and read this link from Meta
    Long lines, long waits to get voter IDs

    Then I read this paragraph
    “Responding to criticism from the state Supreme Court on lack of access to free IDs, the Department of State on Tuesday unveiled a voting-only ID for registered voters. The new ID does not require proof of residency or a birth certificate but can’t be used for things like cashing a check or boarding a plane.”

    I could guarantee that the ID will be used – or folks will try to use it – for reasons other than voting. To catch non existent voter fraud, it seems Pennsylvania may be providing photo-id that could well be used for other types of fraud in the future. If this is the only photo id someone has & they are asked to produce same – seems obvious (to me) they would show it.

    • 138 prettyfoot58
      September 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      this is a fraud…

      what makes this new voter’s ID different from the ID that someone might already have…esp if you are not required to prove residency or citizenship to acquire this ID to vote!..i do not get this at all..

      • 139 jackiegrumbacher
        September 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        PF, the state is scrambling to show how liberal they are in the face of the PA Supreme Court decision. It’s a classic example of all the half-baked, ill-thought-through ideas they’ve had for implementing the voter ID law. We have to hope that there is an injunction on the whole thing and the state is sent back to the drawing board to devise a better plan for future elections.

  26. 141 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    One more…

  27. 142 amk for obama
    September 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Off to bed again. Say gunnite folks.

  28. September 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  29. 147 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    NC GOP Joins FL in Firing RNC’s Romney-Tied Voter Registration Firm Accused of Fraud

    [See BREAKING UPDATE at bottom of story. NBC News now reports the RNC has also cut ties with Strategic Allied Consulting.]

    The North Carolina Republican Party has fired the shady voter registration firm owned by Mitt Romney’s paid political consultant and longtime GOP operative, Nathan Sproul. The firing came as Democrats in the state were on the brink of denouncing the Republicans’ tie to the operative’s firm.

    The state GOP joins the Republican Party of Florida, which also fired Sproul’s company (who accounted for the party’s largest 2012 expenditure, some $1.3 million over the last two months) after more than 100 apparently fraudulent voter registration forms were turned over to the FL State Attorney in Palm Beach County on Monday for investigation. The BRAD BLOG first reported the emerging story in detail on Tuesday.

    The firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, is the latest creation of Sproul, a longtime, high-level GOP operative whose companies — including Sproul & Associates and Lincoln Strategy Group — have been accused of destroying Democratic voter registration forms and changing information on them in election after election, in state after state, year after year. He was hired for similar operations by Bush/Cheney in ’04, by McCain/Palin in ’08 and by Mitt Romney’s campaign late last year… [more in the article]

  30. 151 Dudette
    September 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Season premiere of Scandal is on tonight at 10PM ET!!

  31. 154 Jeff
    September 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Worked 15 hours yesterday. Have to say the navy can have some mouths on them! Lol!
    Some were saying that PBO is a great president which was nice to hear considering it was difficult work.

  32. September 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  33. 157 Eveingeorgia
    September 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Okay so Rachel is on the War soapbox tonight. Am I wrong to be irritated?

    • 158 COS
      September 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      No. I had to turn her off.

      • 159 Lovepolitics2008
        September 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        At least she’s giving it to the republicans for blocking the laws that help veterans. She’s shaming them big time.

      • 160 anniebella
        September 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        I must admit I got tired of Rachel and her war soapbox too.

      • 161 0388jojothecat
        September 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        I am watching The Princess Bride until goes off then I will watch LO……Rachel ran out of Robme stuff to talk about so now she’s gonna batch the president over a war he never started.

    • 162 Betsy
      September 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      It was bothering me too. She was like this yesterday too. It is like she finds something to criticize PBO for and beats it to death, like gay marriage, but I never heard her apologize.

      • 163 WilTal
        September 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        Good evening,

        Found Rachel to be very irritating too! (had to mute her several times) She drives me nut with her undercover tactics to bash PBO. There are only two MSNBC hosts that have PBO’s back for sure: Rev Al and Martin Bashir Although, I like Lawrence too.

    • 165 LunarSea
      September 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      She irritates me 90% of the time. Which is why I only watch clips I hear were good on line. I tried to listen the other night for first time in a while, and turned her off until Nancy Smash came on. Then turned the TV off when Nancy (yeah we’re on first names basis) was done.

      Maddow is smart but there’s something severely off with her.

  34. September 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

  35. September 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  36. 168 squarepeg
    September 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Some Jerk from buzzfeed is on Rachel talking about neither Obama or romney wants to talk about violence in the middle east. FOH

    • 169 anniebella
      September 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      It amazes me that the Republicans is blocking a bill to increase benefits for decease veterans spouses and their kids. And for the G.I. bill. Nothing should surprise me about what the Republicans do now adays, because they are a bunch of right wing crazy extreme S.O.B.

    • 170 LunarSea
      September 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      He either has his head in the sand or is stupid. Heck, PBO just did a rather long speech 2 days ago at the UN that started with the Ambassador’s death and ended with it. In between he covered just about everything under the sun in that part of the world, from Palestinians and Israelis to Iran nukes to Egypt to Russia.

      Maybe he got thrown off by PBO talking about all the good people that rejected the violence.

      How do these people convince anyone to give them a mic as if they know something, when all he had to do was pay a smidgeon of attention to the largest gathering of world leaders this year. It was almost an hour long speech on the topic. SMDH

  37. 171 Tally
    September 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  38. 174 Eveingeorgia
    September 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    @Squarepeg, I don’t remember her apologizing about all that hell she raised about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, either. She was pushing for an executive order or some limited thing, and PBO was busy working on a permanent solution. She covered the historic nature of it, but never an admission that she was so wrong.

    And now, after PBO is bringing home all of his surge troops, he gets no credit for what he is doing, but she isRSI ging him for what she feels he isn’t doing fast enough. Sometimes she is like a petulant child.

    • 175 squarepeg
      September 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      I mean seriously. She JUST played a clip of PBO saying that we’re getting out of Afghanistan RESPONSIBLY. And then a few seconds later she goes “well he said we got a new tower going up but we’re not out of Afghanistan yet” HE JUST SAID WE’RE GETTING OUT Damn! Sorry Rachel gets on my nerves sometimes

  39. 176 Anna
    September 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Go Iowa! My home state, if I was there I would be voting early for PBO, guess will just have to wait for my mail in ballot here in WA.

  40. 177 Eveingeorgia
    September 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    She is dinging him!!

  41. 179 Lb4Obama
    September 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Rachel is really pissing me off tonight. Bill Burton is on and she is giving him shit. She is either having her time of the month OR needs to get laid! WTF!

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