Rise and Shine


12:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Century Village in Boca Raton, Fla (CNN)

1:0: Michelle Obama speaks at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls

3:05: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Kings Point in Tamarac, Fla (CNN)

3:45: Michelle Obama speaks at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin (C-Span)

4:20: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. (CBS and CNN)

6:05: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at a private residence (Print Pool for Remarks Only)

8:25: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. (Print Pool for Remarks Only)

Need to double-check some of these times, and will look for more links



Michael Tomasky: Fascinating series of tweets from the economist Justin Wolfers … the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its annual revisions of the jobs numbers … Result? They were only off by 386,000 jobs.

….. That, says Wolfers, equals 32,000 more jobs every month – every month, friends – than we knew. So the economy that year was adding an average of 194,000 jobs per month, not 162,000 ….. “The BLS benchmark revisions means that there has been a net jobs gain since Jan ’09. Romney can no longer talk about job losses under Obama.”

I would say this is rather big news. Meshes pretty nicely with this recent development that people are apparently feeling a little better about the economy, and becomes, I should think, a pretty good applause line for Obama to add into his speeches.

Full post here


Washington Post: Voters in three critical swing states broadly oppose the far-reaching changes to Medicare ­associated with the Republican presidential ticket and, by big margins, prefer President Obama to handle the issue, according to new state polls by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

For seniors in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Medicare rivals the economy as a top voting issue. And by majorities topping 70 percent, seniors say they prefer to keep Medicare as a program with guaranteed benefits, rather than moving to a system in which the government gives recipients fixed payments to buy coverage from private insurers or traditional Medicare, as Romney advocates.

… Generally, the more voters focus on Medicare, the more likely they are to support Obama’s bid for reelection.

The future of Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly and disabled, has become a flash point in the campaign since Romney’s selection last month of Rep. Paul Ryan…. Now, the challenges for Romney in the aftermath of the Ryan selection are becoming clear.

More here


Text of Michelle Obama’s remarks at two Chicago fundraisers yesterday here and here





Michael Tomasky: On the Hardball set last night, Matthews told me that George W. Bush, on November 1, i.e. five days before the election, is giving a speech in…the Cayman Islands! It’s true.

What is he thinking? I guess he’s thinking first and foremost that he’s going to pocket $2 million or whatever it is they’re paying him (it’s an investment summit of some kind). But hasn’t he sort of noticed that overseas tax shelters in general and the Cayman Islands specifically have become campaign issues, and liabilities for the standard-bearer of his party?

It’s not even just about Romney; Bush may or may not give a crap about him. But it’s about Bush. This speech is, if the Democrats set it up properly, going to generate maybe two days of negative stories about the GOP and plutocracy that are going to include revisitations of the dismal Bush record. If he were going to make himself an issue in the campaign in such a public way, you’d think he might have decided to go visit veterans in a hospital or something.

More here




Eugene Robinson: Conservative activist circles are abuzz with a new conspiracy theory: Polls showing President Obama with a growing lead over Mitt Romney are deliberately being skewed by the Liberal Mainstream Media so Republicans will be disheartened and stay home on Election Day.

This is denial and self-delusion but not of the harmless kind. It’s a false narrative that encourages the Republican Party to take the wrong lessons from this election, no matter the outcome.

Full article here





Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiday everyone 😉

137 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

    • 2 hopefruit2
      September 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Congratulations Jackie on #1!!!

      G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone. Fired up & ready to go! 🙂

    • 3 vcprezofan2
      September 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

      A very Good Friday Morning to you, Jackie! Nice to see you up there. Congrats! 😆

      • September 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Thanks VC and HF. Doesn’t happen too often.

      • 5 yardarm756
        September 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

        Good morning all. What the hell happened vc? R U falling down on the job or has Jackie discovered yo’ secret? 😀

        • 6 vcprezofan2
          September 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

          Hi ya, Yardarm. Didn’t you see my retirement letter? 😆 😆
          I can’t keep up with the more adept competitors anymore (have you noticed LL has acquired faster running gear?) so I’ve opted to step aside before I’m pushed aside completely. Don’t want to have both feet lopped off at the knees in the rush through the door. Of course, a few times in the last couple of days it’s been hard to pause at the door and hold my breath without pushing in. 😉

    • 7 Dudette
      September 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Congrats Jackie!!!!!

      Have a great day everybody!!

    • September 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Mooooooooooorning Jackie, mooooooooorning everyone, it’s a beaaaaaaaauuuuutiful day!

  1. 10 vcprezofan2
    September 28, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Buongiorno/Good Morning/Beunos dias/ Dia uit/Bonjour/….. My WORLD!

    It’s Friday of a GREAT week. What else is there to be said? 😆

    • 11 Pamela
      September 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Me and you, VC, hangng in here in the top 10!

      • 12 Dudette
        September 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Love the shimmy!! Shimmy for President Obama!! 🙂

        • 13 vcprezofan2
          September 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

          I absolutely love this song! I can’t play it without ‘shimmy-ing’, Dudette, every. single. time! It’s definitely my perker-upper, and though in truth I have had NO NEED to be perked up in WEEKS, I still listen to it often!!!! 😆 😆 :lol

      • 14 vcprezofan2
        September 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

        Morning Pamela! Did your fund raising hint work last night? 😆 😆

        • 15 Pamela
          September 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

          Seems not to have gotten a bump! But, you know, and I know, today is pay day for some, tomorrow is payday for moi, so here is a woman who never gives up! 😆 Speaking of which, time to get ready for WORK! I am so blessed! 😆

    • 16 CEB
      September 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Good morning everyone.

      Thanks for sharing this great video. Our side is so creative, joyous, inclusive and fired up bevcause we are voting for someone and a set of ideals not merely against someone. Added to this our guy is the real deal who makes us even more proud to be Americans. Forward into the future.
      So excited about early voting turn outs. The elderly woman in Iowa who said that was fired up as she went into the polling place just warmed my heart. I have to wait until 10/27 (I live in Fla.) to proudly cast my 3rd vote for PBO. Have a wonderful day everyone.

  2. 17 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

    We’ve got good news! Keep this handy.

    • 18 hopefruit2
      September 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

      This is very important – thanks UT! Will retweet. Also, I was happy to see Eugene Robinson finally pushing back on the Morning Joke crew with their “Obama is lucky” nonsense. Glad that he set them straight and told them that PBO is just GOOD – a good president AND a good campaigner.

      • 19 Obama Grandmama
        September 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        When one of my daughters got numerous scholarships in her senior year of high school. Many people said how lucky she was! I think people just say that without really meaning it sometimes in real life. This does not apply to political life. She was miffed due to the fact that besides getting straight A grades all the way through high school, she was the president of the National Honor Society that started a high school tutoring group, on sports teams, involved in community services, and in her church. She also traded her study hall for working in the Sr Counselor’s office to keep track of all of the scholarships available to the class. She gave up her social life to write scholarship essays and fill out applications her senior year. She organized the college fair for the school. Anyhow it was work not luck! I found a saying plaque that said
        Luck is opportunity meeting up with hard work and planning.
        I feel this also applies to PBO for sure!

        • September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

          So true. Your daughter deserves to be proud of her hard-won accomplishment. Just like President Obama, who has worked tirelessly every one of these nearly four years, and is once again running against an opponent who has put in partial effort in the campaign, but complains about being tired and jet lagged.

  3. 21 LDS
    September 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Good morning, everyone. Congrats, Jackie!
    Heavy rain here in NYC. But it is still a lovely day!

  4. 25 forus50
    September 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Pundits puzzled by Obama’s good numbers on economy, etc.

  5. 27 99ts
    September 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

    dotster3 was talking of the pundits explaining how Mitt can still win on the last thread – what is so very sad is that the GOP and the pundits want a MAJOR October surprise. They don’t seem to care whether it’s inside or outside the country – nor whom it hits. There’s a lot of hate for America in those ideas.

  6. 28 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Oh spare us all Mr. Soros. You want to take credit in some way for the Obama win that is inevitable. Stop LYING about your motives.

    • 29 0388jojothecat
      September 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

      I guess he took a beating from the Faux Media with all the negative press he got after supporting PBO in 2008. That is no excuse to retreat like a coward though. The RW’er billionaires and millionaires don’t retreat when they supported Bush/Cheney.

  7. 30 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

    The news just keeps getting better.

    • September 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Woooooooooooooooooooot! Blissful news, morning UT!!!

      • 32 vcprezofan2
        September 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

        Morning Ms Chips! Have you already updated your FR goal? You’ve probably decided to do so already, but today, or tomorrow, would be the perfect time to feature, and re-feature, the fund raising connections – end of month /end of week /last big OFA FR push /etc. What do you think?

        Good Morning to you too, Utal. I’ve already retweeted a couple of your tweets this morning. It feels really good to send/resend the positive jobs news around and you are doing a good job. I particularly like when you include sources.

  8. 36 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

    • 37 hopefruit2
      September 28, 2012 at 9:35 am

      Fantastic! This is just more amno for PBO going into the debates next week. Timing couldn’t have been better 🙂

      • 38 Ladyhawke
        September 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

        And Howard Fineman (who has many many sources whispering in his ear) said last night on the tv that Mitt Romney will go into the debates (paraphrasing) and tell President Barack Obama his policies have failed. It made me laugh out loud.

        • 39 hopefruit2
          September 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

          LOL! Indeed ladyhawke, all we can do is LOL because Howard Fineman is having a delusion that Romney will be speaking to an empty chair.

  9. September 28, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Talking to myself on the other thread again. Hope nobody minds a repost to this one!

    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.

  10. 42 99ts
    September 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Roger Simon says Romney needs some jokes. And he needs them for his first presidential debate on Wednesday. (Politico)
    Wonder if this is more Satire from the man who brought you “the stench”

  11. 47 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

    How the Democrats are winning the voter ID law battle

    // When Republican-led state legislatures and governors passed controversial voting bills throughout 2011 and earlier this year, the provisions at first appeared a major impediment to President Obama winning re-election. Many of the laws were adopted in key states, including Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and liberal groups estimated they could prevent millions across the country from voting and would disproportionately affect blacks, Latinos and the elderly, who are less likely to have some of the forms of identification required by the laws.

    But a strong alliance of activist organizations, the Obama administration and progressive media has largely blunted the impact of the laws, which range from requiring photo identification to vote to imposing fines on voter registration groups for turning in forms late. In nearly every battleground state, Democrats have successfully cast the laws as discriminatory and unnecessary and won in court, keeping in place largely the same voting laws that existed when Obama won in 2008. //


  12. September 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

    This is where Biden will have his event-


    Where he will talk about Robneys plan to tax Social security.

  13. 52 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 9:44 am

  14. September 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Chuck Todd is really, really cherry picking polls.
    Man alive.

  15. September 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Melissa Harris Perry was asked to comment on the debates. As an example, Chuck Todd brought up Clinton/Dole.
    She said, that this is not a fair comparison, because Bubba is uniquely qualified to captivate an Audience.

    MSNBainC loves the Clintons. Funny thing is, so does Fox and CNN.

    • 57 hopefruit2
      September 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

      This newfangled MSM “Clinton love” is nothing but a veiled attempt to use Clinton to take cheap shots at President Obama. That’s all it is and nothing more. Much of the time, whenever there is mention of Clinton in the media, it’s almost always accompanied by a not-so-subtle put down of President Obama, some comparison where PBO doesn’t quite measure up to Bill Clinton.

      The MSM doesn’t love Clinton all that much, but they will use him if they can to tear down our President or divide the DEM base.

      • 58 EricFive
        September 28, 2012 at 11:58 am

        I agree HF. In addition, Bill Clinton is no longer in power and is not a threat to the GOP (he can never be president again). I remember the hatred the GOP/MSM had for Bill Clinton during his presidency. I also remember how willingly the MSM jumped on the impeachment bandwagon. As for comparing Clinton and PBO as public speakers, it is no contest. I record all of PBO’s speeches when I am able to, I never recorded a Bill Clinton speech when he was president. The MSM has been pushing the meme that PBO is unable to get his message out to voters (while conveniently ingoring their role as filter). This sudden deification of Clinton and his communication skills plays into this meme. How I wish our media was objective instead of constantly altering reality to fit preconceived anti-PBO memes.

        • 59 Obama Grandmama
          September 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

          It was easier for Bill Clinton to address what was going on in his DNC speech since he was outside the situation. PBO has to be careful about too much bragging or complaining as it just gives fodder to the other side.

  16. September 28, 2012 at 9:53 am

  17. 61 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

  18. 62 PhillyinJA
    September 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Morning guys. I am so glad that I fell asleep during Lawrence last night as I am sure I would have thrown a shoes at the television and have indigestion the whole night. I didn’t think I could dislike Romey any more than I did but he’s really proving me wrong.

    • 63 pugeretto
      September 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Same here. Good morning TOD! Unbelievable, who protested FOR the Vietnam Draft….ROMNEY…good grief…and poises on the beaches of France during the Vietnam War. He’s a total unthinkable phoney all around. Happy Friday Chips…had to go back and take a second look this AM at all the babies with POTUS…wonderful images!

      • 64 0388jojothecat
        September 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

        There should be a split screen picture of Robme counterprotest for the war, Robme sitting on the beach in France and the boys in Vietnam fighting.

  19. September 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

  20. 66 sonjiaduncan
    September 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Goos morning TOD. TGIF.

  21. 68 vcprezofan2
    September 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Have a good morning/afternoon, TODobots! Off for a bit to see the wizard with the goal to get back to see FLOTUS.

  22. September 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

    The debates, the Polls, Obama sucks at debates, Robney should go BIG, yada, Blah, Yada…

  23. September 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

  24. September 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

    By DONOVAN SLACK | 9/28/12 9:57 AM EDT
    President Obama will be staying in Washington Friday, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be campaigning. Well, campaign fundraising. To the tune of $2.5 million.

    The toniest event he will attend is a $20,000-per-head reception at the Rock Creek Park mansion of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va). Some 90 guests are expected, according to a campaign official.

    Obama will hopscotch to the reception between two other fundraisers at the Capitol Hilton, where roughly 900 people will attend — 700 for a $250-per-ticket reception and 200 for a smaller gathering at $2,500 per ticket. 


    But but the debates, the polls…

    • 73 hopefruit2
      September 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

      ..the broken glass…

      • September 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

        Chuck Todd has already adjusted his polls, registered voters and likely voters are 5-8 points difference.
        Yet, democrats are just as enthused.
        It’s almost like NBC Republicans have sine skin in the game.

        • 75 99ts
          September 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

          Jodie, all the pundits are “adjusting” the polls to keep Romney in the race. People are telling pollsters that they are democrats – many more than republicans – so that is a massive boost to enthusiasm. I think some of the GOPers will stay home – which is what Chuck Todd is trying to avoid. There is a good report on the Gallup site as to why the polls are what they are.

          I can still remember panicking in 2008 because the right wing sites were saying the polls were wrong and adjusting them for many weird reasons.

          • 76 EricFive
            September 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

            When will we start hearing about the GOP’s enthusiasm gap? Voters are fleeing the GOP. More and more are self identifying as Independents. Same thing happened in 2008. The GOP/MSM is well aware of the effect bad poll numbers play in voter enthusiasm. That is why we are subjected to constant spin concerning Mitt’s poll performance (MSM reports polls where Mitt is behind by several points at “tied”). Now we have FoxNews saying all polls (including their in-house polls) have a liberal bias. Pathetic.

  25. 77 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 10:08 am
  26. 83 chitra
    September 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

    First Lady is coming to Lawrence University in Appleton today that is about 4 miles from my house but due to other commitments I won’t be able to attend that rally which makes me furious . Also, I live about 5 min from the airport. Other than an occasional plane noise this is a very quiet airport. Boy, last few days it is a hub of constant activity. This is the first time I have seen jets flying over my house. Oh well at least I may be able to see the FLOTUS plane from our deck.

    • 84 amk for obama
      September 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Say Hi to her for me.

      • 85 chitra
        September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

        Weather is very nice here today. I will be waving like crazy at least the plane will see me. You know amk I meant to tell you this, you sounds just like one of my Indian friends (colleagues), the jokes, sense of humor, students love him. Must be related Ha.

        • 86 japa21
          September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

          I love Appleton, grew up there until HS. The Fox Valley used to be considered one of the most conservative areas in the country. Hardly a liberal hot spot but still better than what it used to be.

        • 87 amk for obama
          September 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

          We Indians have a wicked tacky sense of humor, don’t we ? 🙂

    • 88 Vicky
      September 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

      I went to grade school in Kaukauna – now live near Chippewa Falls. But I’ll be going to Green Bay for a Packer game Oct 28th!

      I did get to see VPotus Biden in Eau Claire earlier this month.

  27. 89 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

    It’s time we starting calling out the media whenever they try to give this sick, racist adulterer a platform .

  28. 90 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

  29. September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

    GM TODers, we should have a Whall of Shame for media figures who give a platform to these haters without challenging them.

  30. 95 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    MSNBC is working overtime to create a non-story out of Libya. Now they are trying to make it seem that John Kerry is siding with the GOPers on the issue of libya, not realizing that WE THE VOTERS ARE AWARE that whenever John Kerry does or says anything, it means he is being used by our President and signals a major strategy in the works.

    • 96 0388jojothecat
      September 28, 2012 at 11:27 am

      They are following Faux Noise. They are also trying to make something out of the Libya protest/attack. Faux is claiming a “cover-up” just because the President wanted to investigate before shooting off his mouth like Robme. All of a sudden all the consulates are supposed to be guarded by military when they never have before.

  31. 97 Dakota
    September 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!


  32. 98 utaustinliberal
    September 28, 2012 at 11:06 am

    This is one more reason why I’ll be whooping it up when Pres. Obama wins. Bibi’s a jerk who thinks he’s fooling people into thinking he’s not a rightwing nut job who wants Romney to win.

    Romney to speak with Netanyahu on Friday, same day as Obama

    PHILADELPHIA — Mitt Romney is set to speak by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) on Friday.

    The Republican presidential nominee’s campaign confirms the scheduled conversation. It would come the same day that President Barack Obama also is expected to speak with Netanyahu phone.


    • September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

      What a ridiculous dick Romney is, next thing he’ll get a Portuguese Water Dog and call it Mo. 🙄

      • 100 amk for obama
        September 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

        LOL. What a ‘Mo’ran.

      • 102 edp4bho
        September 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        Come to think of it, that tan he had on Univision wasn’t for the Latinos alone- he was probably trying to look like PBO. What hasn’t he tried to copy from him? Good day, chips. Off to lunch now !

        • September 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

          Helloooooo edp4bho! All I’m waiting for now is Willard’s rendition of ‘Let’s stay together’…. ugh, what a horrible thought. Enjoy your lunch!

        • 104 Obama Grandmama
          September 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

          When I first saw the Univision clips I thought Mitt had partaken in a spray tan like they do in Dancing with the Stars, but his ears were not covered. I considered bottle tan, but now think it was just dark make-up even though the campaign said it wasn’t. The reason I think this is I saw another clip on one of the MSNBC shows yesterday (having nothing to do with the sudden tan). It seemed there was a line from his ears down his face and it was very white behind the line where the neck starts under the ears back. Also who believes what ever the campaign or Romney says anymore?

  33. 105 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

  34. September 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

  35. 114 sherijr
    September 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

    well it looks like I’m going to early vote in ND- as I may be stuck here for up to another month… but am very grateful to get to vote.. sending in my application today.. yippee!!

  36. 115 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

  37. 116 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

    HAHAHAHAHA! Enthusiasm indeed 🙂

    • 117 amk for obama
      September 28, 2012 at 11:37 am

      dafuq (h/t to a BJ poster – from hereon I’ll be using it. You’ve been warned) happened to all those broken glasses that chucky toady (?) was bragging about.

  38. 119 amk for obama
    September 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Via BJ

  39. 122 yardarm756
    September 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    All these poll numbers and noise from the right make me think that the rwnj’s have found the lost enthusiastic Obama base, eh?

  40. 123 amk for obama
    September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

  41. 124 amk for obama
    September 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

  42. 125 carla4obama
    September 28, 2012 at 11:57 am

    So why is it Mitt is never asked about his support of the draft during the Vietnam war, and his “deferments” to make sure he was never sent to Vietnam? Simple question.

  43. 126 desertflower
    September 28, 2012 at 11:58 am


    Clean energy is an important part of the economy of Colorado, which is the location of the first presidential debate on October 3rd.

    The United States is in the midst of significant changes in our energy outlook. We are producing and burning more natural gas for electricity, while reducing coal use. Domestic oil production is at a 15-year high while oil imports are at a 15-year low. Renewable electricity doubled over the past four years, while worldwide carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change grow. The next president will face these and other serious challenges posed by a changing energy world.
    President Barack Obama’s first term featured the adoption of essential toxic and carbon pollution reduction measures to protect public health. In addition, he modernized fuel-economy standards for the first time in two decades, which also helped the auto industry; invested in energy efficiency and renewable electricity; and created tens of thousands of jobs.
    Gov. Mitt Romney’s energy agenda couldn’t be more different. He would undo new safeguards from mercury, carcinogens, soot, and smog from industrial sources. He opposes the improved fuel-economy standards, and would continue and expand tax breaks for big oil companies, while openly disparaging clean energy and investments in wind power.

    Also a GREAT CHART here that I can’t get to!! Chips???????????????? Please Tweet this!!

  44. 128 amk for obama
    September 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  45. 129 squarepeg
    September 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  46. 130 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    The ugly STENCH of desperation will NOT help Romney win.


    • 131 Dudette
      September 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      So they think people won’t see through that? And how childish and insulting could they get with the “don’t vote for him, his mom was a slut” pitch? Real Presidential Mitt! What an asswipe!

      • 132 veryslowwriter
        September 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        Stupid fucks. First of all, as you say, people won’t believe it. Secondly, what would that have to do with PBO? Slandering someone’s spouse or children CAN SOMETIMES work on the grounds that you voluntarily married the person and raised the kids. But attacking your parents???!! We don’t chose our parents!!
        Lord, they’re certainly desperate.

  47. 134 Esmerelda
    September 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Just came across Jimmy Fallon’s spoof of James Taylor at the DNC.

  48. 136 99ts
    September 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Romney live on msnbc – I won’t link – but the 4 people behind him in uniform – 2 white and 2 African American – look ill
    There’s 2 doz behind him in Uniform – is this supposed to happen at a campaign rally? They all look uncomfortable.

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