Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Cincinnati

‘Cincinnati is fired up for @MichelleObama!’


2:0 ET (approx): Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters in Cincinnati

CBS 1 * CBS 2 * WKRC

Not listed at CNN, but you never know with them



3:30: Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville (listed by CNN)

9:25: Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event in Seattle

278 Responses to “Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Cincinnati”

    • 2 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Yes indeedy!

    • October 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Search ‘Michelle’, ‘Obama’, ‘book’ – result:

      Helloooooooooooooo LL!

      • October 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        OH thank goodness! I always fear you’ll give me a picture of that ruddy-nosed git Sir Alex. πŸ˜† Although I have a bit of a ruddy nose right now; can’t get rid of this cold.

        • October 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

          Oi! For that….

          (Get well soon!)

        • 6 Pamela
          October 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm


        • 8 vcprezofan2
          October 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

          πŸ˜† How apropos. LL, I haven’t seen that word used in aeons! Are you sure your “RUDDY” nose is not due to excessive wine, or gimlet, consumption and you are trying to blame a cold? πŸ˜‰ It reminds me of this teacher who used to refer to students in the most disparaging tone as ‘You ruddy clowns!’ because he could get away with it when questioned. Of course, that was years and years ago!

    • October 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Way to go, LL!

      Are you fully recovered from the sinus infection? Sure hope so.

      • October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        I thought I was, but I still feel exhausted. I’m thinking I’ll have to go see the doctor soon.

      • October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        Oi, Bob, did you not notice him being rude about the God of all things Manchester United? Don’t be kind to him!

        • October 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

          Dear Chips,

          Some of us have requested a little tutorial since we are not sufficiently familiar with ‘soccer’ to understand the highly nuanced πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ exchanges among you, LL, UT, et al πŸ™‚

          But, it appears one would be wise, very wise, to select the team they’d support and say anything about it around these parts πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          • 18 utaustinliberal
            October 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

            You’d better support Chelsea or else. Manchester United is a no no no NOOOOOOOOOOO.

          • October 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

            Bob, the only – and I mean only – thing you need to know is that Manchester United are the Barack Obama of football; Chelsea are the Mitt Romney. I rest my case right there.

            • 20 utaustinliberal
              October 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

              Oh..oh…OH Really? Really? REALLY?!?!?! Your team is Barack Obama? Hahahahahahaa. I love you Chica but you called that one wroooooong. Chelsea is Barack Obama. Why? We were not expected to clean up or do as well as we did last season. Man U was expected to dominate and Chelsea came from nowhere and won multiple victories. Romney was expected to clean Pres. Obama’s clock and now who’s dominating? Yup…that’d be Pres. Obama aka The Chelsea Man.

              How else is Chelsea like Barack Obama again? Our colors are blue. Pres. Obama is a Democrat. The color of the Democratic party is blue. How is Manchester United like Romney? Romney is a Republican. Man U wears the color red. Heck, they call themselves the “Red Devils” and the color of the Republican party is red.

              I could go on and on and on and on. Don’t even think of claiming Pres. Obama as a Man U analogy. He is Chelsea ALL the way. πŸ˜€

          • October 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

            UT, Chips …. thank you for illuminating the options so clearly πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

            I’m wise enough to walk slowly away from this topic now ….

  1. 26 JER
    October 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Look at all the lovely people…

  2. October 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    For those who don’t make a habit of it, spend a few minutes scrolling through @JeffersonObama’s Twitter TL. It is jampacked with good information.

  3. 33 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    First Brother-In-Law Craig Robinson was on hand in Cleveland this morning to support early voting

    Here’s a video (if this link doesn’t embed right, you can copy and paste it into a browser address box):

    Here’s an accompanying news article (with photos and another video from Jane Platten, Director of Cuyahoga County Board of Elections)
    First voters of 2012 election cast early ballots after overnight stay on Board of Elections steps (gallery, video)

  4. October 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Instead of getting PBO here again (can’t be too greedy, now) – instead we get a free Bon Jovi concert on Friday in support of early voting!

    • 41 jacquelineoboomer
      October 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Poor thing! πŸ™‚ Remember Jon and Bettye at the Inaugural Concert? I still cannot get over what President Obama must have been thinking when he was deep in thought during this song @ 1:54 …

  5. October 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  6. October 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  7. October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nev.Β  β€” Nevada’s top elections official says more than twice as many Democrats than Republicans registered to vote in September.

    Secretary of State Ross Miller says his office processed more than 30,000 Democratic registrations last month, compared to less than 15,000 Republican registrations. Another 15,000 people registered as nonpartisan.

    Miller says Nevada has 1.2 million active registered voters.

    Of that number, 42 percent are Democrats, 36 percent are Republicans and 17 percent are nonpartisan.

    Online and mail-in voter registration is open through Saturday. Oct. 16 is the deadline to register to vote in person at a county clerk or registrar’s office.

  8. 56 57andfemale
    October 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Not exactly a current topic, but something has been bothering me: Why does the Romney family think it ‘endearing’ that Mitt is a cheap son of a bitch? How does that humanize him? Does anyone actually think the Romney kids learned character from this? That they’ve ever worked a real job for even one day of their lives?

    There are precious few anecdotes of Mitt being kind, but that does not seem to matter to the Romneys. They are just bizarre.

    • October 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      I totally agree with you – it is *not* endearing. I’d rather hear of him being like Bill Gates with his charity donations, but I know that won’t happen. I had a cheap relative like that and it’s just tiresome.

      • 58 57andfemale
        October 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        A few weeks ago, MSNBC ran a number of forums from Gates’ Educational Forum. There were lively, informed discussions from a number of people. Has Romney done ANYTHING remotely similar? He has done NOTHING with his tax cuts but enrich himself, his family, and his church that operates for-profit businesses with tithes from members. I can’t see anything that he’s done for people, and his family cannot point to a single example.

    • 59 theo67
      October 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      To me, it makes it even worse. He’s hoarding his money instead of paying taxes, and not even his family is benefiting? So, he basically says – I won’t let the country use the money, but I also won’t let anyone else use it, either?

      That said, I actually don’t believe a word of the cheapskate story. Someone who own multiple homes, who has a wife driving two Cadillacs, who owns a dancing pony – is not a cheapskate. We saw Ann Romney with her multiple thousand dollar shirts.

      It ultimately comes down to one simple thing. Who cares what they do or don’t do with their money. They just need to pay their fair share of taxes to help the country pay for infrastructure, educating the next generation’s workforce, support for seniors, roads and bridges and a small bit to defend the country. they can burn the rest or spend it on Krispy Kreme donuts, for all I care. They made their money out of thin air using the deregulated laws of this country, and they’ve built nothing sustainable or that will benefit the country – and it’s theirs fair and square. But, they need to chip in like every other person does. And then they need to live with their guilt that every dollar they spend was off the backs of some hard working person’s pension or salary that they destroyed.

      • 60 57andfemale
        October 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Romney is the poster child for why tax cuts and tax avoidance doesn’t work the way they say it will: they hoard their money for their personal gratification. What have the Romneys done for anyone? They haven’t started a business employing people, they haven’t given any of their money to make the world a better place.

        It’s despicable.

        • 61 theo67
          October 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

          And yet, they still continue to further their argument that lowering tax cuts for the already wealthy will spur job creation and increase the wealth across broader sectors. Hasn’t worked up to now – they say “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”. The GOP and the people who vote for them are clearly insane.

          • 62 57andfemale
            October 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

            It was true when top rates were 91%. It hasn’t been true since Reagan slashed the rates; and at present rates there is ZERO incentive from the tax rates to create jobs.

            Besides, any idiot knows that you create a business with BEFORE TAX dollars. You don’t wait until you’ve paid your taxes and then start a business.

            I work for a very wealthy man, and he uses his tax cuts and low tax rates to buy pretty things — lots of them. If he wanted to start a business, he’d do it out of gross income and use the business for tax deductions. RWNJ policies have no basis in reality.

            • 63 theo67
              October 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

              RWNJ also don’t understand business. They know how to cheat and make a lot of money using tricks, but they don’t know how to run a successful, above board, fair, honest and sustainable business. If they did, they’d appreciate the value of a broadly prosperous consumer base, a well educated work force, a sound and advanced infrastructure, fair trade deals, international stability and happy, optimistic people.

  9. 65 lisalovesobama
    October 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Miche is sharp and on point today!!

    • 66 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Goodness gracious, she’s hitting it hard! Crowd is rapt! Sounds like church up in there!
      This woman is amazing!!

  10. 67 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Listening to FLOTUS… she just mentioned she and PBO were married 20 yrs ago TOMORROW. Crowd goes wild!! πŸ™‚

  11. 68 57andfemale
    October 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Romney, four months late, commenting on PBO’s executive order, or “Dream Act” lite:

    “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased,” Romney said.

    “Purchased?” Is that all he thinks about? Bizarre, just bizarre.

  12. October 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  13. October 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    In cool library/literary related news: Samuel L. Jackson’s “Wake the Fuck Up” ad was penned by none other than Adam Mansbach, the genius behind the book “Go the Fuck to Sleep”.

    • 78 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      I read that when the story came out about him filming the video. I don’t know that book. Good one?

      • October 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Oh.My.God. Yes!!! Get it!! It’s in the form of a children’s book, but should never be read to children — at least not until you know they’re dropping F bombs on a regular basis.

        • 80 dudette9t9
          October 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

          ‘k, I’ll check it out, since it has the recommendation of my “personal librarian”. πŸ™‚

  14. 81 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  15. 82 Cman
    October 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    FLOTUS is on FIRE! Fired up?! READY TO GOOOOOO!

  16. 83 anniebella
    October 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I just finish listening to FLOTUS, and she was fantastic. As Tina Turner used to sing, she’s simply the best.

    • 84 anniebella
      October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      And yes the crowd was Fired Up and Ready to Go. We have got to get this done, we can’t turn back. We have to keep marching FORWARD. This country deserve better than Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

  17. 86 xtine
    October 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Forgive me if this has already been posted, but Smartypants gave me a huge grin or two:

    Photo of the Day: “Bibi…is that you?”

  18. 87 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Remember there will be other stuff to vote for on the ballot in November.
    Here’s one issue that Sully mentioned today

    Marriage for All Families: Stories from Maine

    The first of a four-part series made in each of the states that have marriage equality votes this November, this short shares the experiences of same-sex couples who want to get married in Maine.

    They have the same challenges, responsibilities, and aspirations as any other couple–but they are strangers in the eyes of the law. That’s why marriage equality is so important: it aligns personality reality with legal reality, as a simple matter of fairness.

    The series is produced in association with The Four, a social media campaign to support marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State. Learn more and get involved at http://TheFour.com.

  19. 88 Jewelz
    October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Supporters camping out to cast early vote for President Obama in Cleveland, OH.


  20. October 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  21. 90 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    My blues (Chelsea) are playing now. Everyone….HUSH! And by everyone I mean YOU Chipsticks. You supporter of failed teams like Man U.

  22. October 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Mire than Robney had yesterday in Colorado.

  23. October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Lots of good early voting reports in Ohio today.
    In 08, 93k early voters were banked…

  24. October 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  25. October 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    According to the News, Robney is supposed to stump the President with an answer, and according to the News, he is supposed to su there and go- Doh!
    What a bunch of hooey.

  26. 103 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Chelsea shoots. Chelsea scores. Gooooooooooooooooooal! How you like us now Chips?

  27. 104 cluny
    October 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Can anyone expand on an earlier post (no link was provided) that said that Romney had new plan for taxes in time for debate. I read about immigration on TPM

    • 105 Margie James
      October 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Oh, so he has new plans for taxes too? Is he going to break his no tax pledge to Grover? I hope the President calls him on his BS at the debates on Wednesay.

      • 106 cluny
        October 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        I don’t know about the taxes – I read it on an earlier post but can’t find information on it. If anyone has anything please post a link. Thanks.

  28. 107 lamh35
    October 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I know I should already have this somewhere, but can someone provide me with an OFA link to early voting dates in the different states. Also have the deadlines to register in majority if the states passed? I plan on posting them to my friends FB page who are in different states from me.
    If u didn’t know, unless the person has changed settings, when u post something to someone’s wall, there friends list can also see it if the privacy setting are simple. So just by posting on a page u reach not just ur friends list, but theirs as well. Networking!

  29. 111 JER
    October 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    • 113 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm


      • 114 jacquelineoboomer
        October 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

        I know many of us have coal miners as current or distant family members, and respect how much they have done for America and what they sacrificed, healthwise and otherwise, to do so. So, on behalf of all of us, may I say that Mitt Romney can kiss the ass of this particular coal miner’s granddaughter! I’d tell him directly, but who wants to see his sorry face up close?

        • 115 dudette9t9
          October 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

          A dear friend of my sister’s left Air Force Special Ops (like the Navy Seals) and went to work in coal mines in WV when he got out of the AF. Very dangerous work. My hat’s off to them!

  30. October 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    So I was just at Whole Foods a short while ago and the cashier asked me if I was going to watch the debates tomorrow. She was a middle aged white lady. In my head I was like OH gosh here we go with some right wing BS, but I told her I had to work(although I have now arranged to be off lol) so then she said well I hope “President Obama whoops Mitt Romney’s behind.” Wow I was shocked. She said it kind of low, but it is more affirmation that Mitt’s 47% comment has really sunk in with people. I live in SC that is why I was totally surprised by the cashiers comments. It made my day!

    • October 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      AWESOME! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Understatement that it made your day.

    • 119 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      “I live in SC that is why I was totally surprised…” Being in GA, I totally get that!

    • 121 jacquelineoboomer
      October 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Yes, all of us middle aged white ladies think like that. Ha! (And, of course, I’m pushing “middle aged” to the limits in my case!)

      Go, Obama! Go, 47 Percenters!

    • 122 Dakota
      October 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      I love this also. A co-worker of mine that I thought for SURE was a Robney supporter, shocked the fool out of me today! She happened to hear myself and another co-worker mentioning that Robney flip-flopped on the Dream Act and she exclaimed, “What a slimy son-of-a-bitch!” Made my day!!! LOL!

  31. 124 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm


    • 125 TrumpDog
      October 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      A dead heat.
      Or the poll is skewed.

      Either way, this is bad news for President Obama.

    • 126 lamh35
      October 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      the other day, I posted a link to a Latino poll that had Obama at 73% support with Latino voters. Well here’s CNN/ORC poll and yep, they have Obama at 70% support with Latino LIKELY voters!

      Bet this explains why all the reports of Romney saying he would NOT deport those who took advantage of Obama’s “Dream Act” declaration.

      “CNN Poll: Obama at 70% among Latino voters”

      • 127 theo67
        October 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

        Except Romney never intended to spend a penny deporting them. He wants to make their lives so miserable that they self-deport. And anyone who was covered under the Exec order for the Dream Act who thinks Romney won’t change his mind once he wins, is delusional.

  32. 128 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  33. 129 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Romney is so screwed with Latino voters in the new CNN/ORC Poll. He seriously thinks he can make up the deficit among young voters, women, minorities and the elderly by having a 60% turn out of the white male vote? BWAHAHAHAHA.

    • 130 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm


      [I will not get overconfident, I will not get overconfident, I will not get overconfident… the only poll that counts is the one on Nov 6…]

    • 131 japa21
      October 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      What is just as important is that, from everything I have read, Latino voters, which have not necessarily turned out in huge numbers before, are fired up to vote this year. Most polls are keeping thwem at the same levels as in the past. If they do increase their actual voting levels (some estimates I have read is from 20-30% more than in the past) then this number is huge.

      • 132 lamh35
        October 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

        Even more significant, this poll is of LIKELY voters, not just registered voters. So that means they are more likely to be voting right? If Obama even gets 60% of those polled, that can swing states too.

  34. 133 xtine
    October 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    MNSBC political analyst Richard Wolffe will lead the new digital home of MSNBC when it launches in 2013, the network announced Tuesday. Wolffe will report to MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller.


    • 134 57andfemale
      October 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Poor Richard Wolffe had to ‘converse’ with Megan McCain last night. He looked like he wanted to be anywhere else.

      What in the world makes her newsworthy or worth listening to? I don’t mind someone with a famous name earning the right to be listened to, but these daughters of politicians fresh out of college with nothing to offer but their famous names — what a waste of precious progressive air space.

      • 135 COS
        October 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        THIS 57. I feel strongly about what u said. It really irritates me.

      • 136 xtine
        October 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        Have to mute Megan — she totally irritates me, has nothing to say. Poor Richard! Bet he’d have liked to mute her mike! πŸ™‚

        • 137 57andfemale
          October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

          His expression spoke volumes. He’s a serious guy, one of the few, and that that twit was considered his equal is just insulting.

      • 138 theo67
        October 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        I totally agree with you, 57! Might as well put Seamus or Rafalca up there to give us his opinion.

      • 139 Obama Grandmama
        October 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        Meghan with an H McCain has been bugging me a lot lately too. Last week she really annoyed me when she said in an arrogant voice to Rev Al “I said so already what do you want from me?” when he pressed her about Romney. Now she is acting like just trying to defend him is irritating to her. I am thinking her bitchy, disrespectful attitude is one I do not like seeing on the shows I watch. They should let her go.

    • 140 Lorraine
      October 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm


  35. October 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  36. 142 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

  37. 143 xtine
    October 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Juanita Jean on “Pretty Boy Brown”:

    Every time he spits out β€œProfessor Warren,” I get a strange desire to put my hand in my armpit and make farting sounds. Attempting to demean someone because they teach or have read an entire book only happens in the goofy-ball existence of the world of Scott Browns, and locker rooms. Every time he says that, you know for a fact that he failed English 201. Twice.


    • 144 jacquelineoboomer
      October 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      So funny!

    • 145 jacquelineoboomer
      October 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      xtine – Loved one of the comments at your link where the writer called Sarah Palin, “Quittypants.” Ha ha ha. I feel like such a BRAT today; will try to keep that going for tomorrow’s debate, so I can have fun mocking the hell outta Rombo.

  38. 147 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Chelsea scores again! 3-0!!!! Wooohoooo! My team is on fire.

  39. 148 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Was the call the President was just on with a “Donna” Our Donna?

  40. 151 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Chelsea is up 4-0. Where is Liberal Librarian?

    Chipsticks, you’d better watch and learn. Woooohoooooooo!!!!!

  41. 153 desertflower
    October 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Everyone knows how I love these interactive games! Seriously fun!! Thanks for nothing, Bob Cesca!! πŸ™‚ Could spend a day doing this…


  42. October 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

  43. 155 xtine
    October 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    FLOTUS on Steve Harvey show [hope I did this right!]:

  44. 165 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    DCCC Af-Am Outreach “Have His Back” (Don’t Skip Congress) intiative
    Encouraging downticket voting for Congress and Senate Dems to give PBO a Congress that will work with

    [There’s a link on this page to audio of Steve Harvey interview with Cedric Richmond about the “Have His Back” initiative (about 8 mins)]

  45. October 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    BOULDER CITY, Nev.β€”President Barack Obama is making an unexpected tourist stop at the Hoover Dam.
    Obama, secluded in Nevada to prepare for Wednesday’s presidential debate, took a break to visit the dam. The giant structure is considered one of the world’s great engineering feats and is a popular tourist attraction.
    The president was seen by reporters looking out at the dam upon his arrival. The dam is about 30 miles outside of Las Vegas.
    Obama mentioned the dam in his State of the Union address this year as an example of America’s history of building up its infrastructure during hard times.
    Said Obama then: “During the Great Depression, America built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge.”

  46. 173 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Reporters are tweeting that Pres. Obama made an impromptu visit to the Hoover Dam (Ahem….the Govt. built that Mitt.) Apparently, he didn’t realize the place he was hunkered down for debate practice in Nevada, was so close to the Hoover Dam so he told an aide they should swing by and lo and behold they did.

  47. 183 susanne
    October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    did everybody get this email today? more dem wonderfulness–right out ahead of the curve!!

    ‘ Why did the mainstream media call out Paul Ryan for his convention speech lies? CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said it best: “every journalist is getting a lot of email” pointing out Ryan’s “lies.”1

    If we want the media responding the same way to any lies that Romney spits out tomorrow night, then we’ve got to be ready and we’ve got to be fast.

    So, we’re partnering with experts at Think Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund to instantly fact-check Romney’s statements, which will appear on our “Debate Watch 2012 Dashboard” at moveon.org. From there, you’ll be able to share them instantly on Facebook and Twitter. The best member tweets will even be retweeted by MoveOn and shown on our Debate Watch site.

    But how can we be that influential? Well, the average social media user has 126 Twitter followers and 245 Facebook friends.2 So if 108,000 MoveOn members (just 1.5% of us) take part in the MoveOn Truth Squad tomorrow night, we can reach up to 40 million Americans. ‘

  48. 185 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    More from FLOTUS’s visit to Steve Harvey Talk Show

    • 190 utaustinliberal
      October 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much for these delightful clips.

    • 191 nathkatun7
      October 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Dudette, you are truly a treasure at TOD! Thank you so much for sharing these clips of Steve Harvey and FLOTUS.

      • 192 dudette9t9
        October 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        Thanks nath, but xtine gets all the credit. Xtine tried posting the First Kiss clip from nbcchicago above. The embed didn’t work, because, as I’ve learned today, WordPress only allows embeds of Youtube videos. So I found Steve’s Youtube channel and just grabbed what was there.

        It turns out FLOTUS taped the appearance last week. The show will air tomorrow. So hopefully, we’ll get more complete video then. Looking forward to that! πŸ™‚

    • 193 anniebella
      October 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      This is so cool. I am looking forward to seeing FLOTUS on the Steve Harvey show.. She looks real nice in that pant suit.

  49. October 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

  50. 200 lisalovesobama
    October 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Chuck fucking Todd and his goddamned “enthusiasm gap” bullfuckingshit!!

  51. 204 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  52. October 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Here goes Chuck Todd saying the Enthusiasm gap again.
    His poll is the only one that shows an enthusiasm gap.

  53. October 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Here goes Chuck Todd AGAIN with that enthusiasm gap crap. And he never cites actual data when he’s talking about it, always giving his own personal analysis which doesn’t comport with anecdotal or empirical data so far.

    • 209 anniebella
      October 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      I would love to ask Chuck Todd what is it he sees at the Obama/Biden rallies which shows him that there is lack of enthusiasm on our side. Todd is just like David Gregory, a dam lying racists who’s in the GOP hip pocket.

      • 210 anniebella
        October 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        I remember someone saying that the media was going to come up with there ways of trying to tell us the race is close. And NBC have been working on that for the last fews days.

  54. 211 lisalovesobama
    October 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Chuck Todd covering for George Will saying that other republicans believe that if PBO gets reelected, it’s because of “white guilt.”

    • 212 TrumpDog
      October 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Odd. Ann Coulter was on The View last week and said the OJ verdict ended white guilt. Which is it?

    • 213 jackiegrumbacher
      October 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      It’s their last refuge, Lisa. They’ve got nothing.

    • 214 Anna
      October 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      I am white as is my SO, we both are voting for PBO and it is NOT because of “white guitl” Chucky, George Will and whoever else is that stupid to believe that premise, BS. He is the Best President in my lifetime, that is why we are voting for him.

      • 215 theo67
        October 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        Indeed – they give all white people a bad name by projecting their cynical, racist points of view and lumping all white voters in one bucket. The fact is, we saw for ourselves a broad swath of diversity during the 2008 campaign, at the election night event, at the inauguration, at volunteer events – and they all were pretty enthusiastic supporters. The only people who consistently tell us that white people should be lumped into a racist bucket are the lazy media and the right wing. It’s just not true.

    • 216 hopefruit2
      October 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      You would think that white people NEVER voted for a Democrat before 2008. White guilt made them vote for Clinton, FDR, JFK? SHEESH.

      And where was the white guilt when Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton ran for President? Where was the white guilt for Herman Cain?

    • 217 nathkatun7
      October 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Exactly what are the whites voting for Pres. Obama guilty of? How come white guilt did nor get Alan Keyes, Herman “999” Cane, or Jesse Jackson elected President? Why do people continue to take seriously people like Chuck Todd and George Will?

    • 218 theo67
      October 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      I’ll take it. A win is a win.

  55. 219 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Now Chuck Todd is advancing George Will’s idea under the guise of reporting that ” a wide slice of Republicans think that Obama will be re-elected because of White guilt…”

    Actually Todd, that is YOU and your colleagues in the media who want to accuse white Obama supporters of voting for him because of white guilt. Just as YOU in the media accused Black supporters of voting for him JUST because he’s black.


    • October 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      That was just an unbelievable segment, of covering for Willard and making excuses for Him.
      Wow! That was very telling…

    • October 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Wow, they really got NOTHING. They just keep recycling the same BS every week. Trash.

    • 222 lisalovesobama
      October 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Saw that and commented on ” white guilt” upthread. Can’t fucking stand this fuckery! They can’t talk about how his race makes people want to “fire” him but they can make up stories about how his race got him his fucking job. Goddamn fucking assholes!

    • 224 Anna
      October 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Crawl back into your cave Chuck Todd and don’t come back out….

    • 225 dotster3
      October 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Isn’t that sick? Infuriating. It’s like Obama’s wrecking their whole plan for a Romney (Republican) win. With few exceptions, there’s been a push//expectation for that outcome from much of the MSM. And the mostly encouraging polls for Obama are just confounding them. So they’ve come up with white guilt—-again—–I think they tried that excuse last time also. And it’s women who are most guilty of this!!! It can’t be because of high regard from much of the voting public for President Obama and the job he’s done under the most horrific of circumstances. So they’ve resorted to a racist explanation of sorts. And Todd is disgusting to me. He takes whatever Repubs feed him and reports it as news. He and Gregory are quite the dynamic duo, both totally lacking in integrity and honest, decent reporting.

    • 226 vcprezofan2
      October 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      ” a wide slice of Republicans think that Obama will be re-elected because of White guilt…”

      Seriously TODobots do we really care what explanations the Republicans and their cohorts want to give themselves for a President Obama win? White guilt or black guilt, I couldn’t care less! All that matters to me is that the President and his team win AND have enough support in the House and Senate to DO SOMETHING meaningful and long-lasting for the country as a whole. Those guys will never be satisfied, and quite frankly, they are mean and selfish enough to not to admit the truth of PBO’s positions and dumb enough to want the country to fail. They are truly not worth the energy IMO.

    • 227 anniebella
      October 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Chuck Todd is a poor excuse of a human being, it couldn’t be possible to people like George Will and Chuck Todd that white people are voting for Barack Obama because they feel he is a better candidate, that he is a person who truly care about the welfare of people, more than Mitt Romney.

    • 228 nathkatun7
      October 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Exactly, hopefruit2! I also think this an attempt to make whites who are voting for the President feel bad! In other words, they are being accused of voting irrationally, whereas whites who vote for Romney are rational. You see, President Obama has nothing to offer except his race. It’s the “other guy” as one of the children put it, who is smart, rational, and should be president. Of course voters for the “other guy” are not at all motivated by race. And as you said: Blacks are voting for him because he is Black; Whites are voting for him because of white guilt; and Hispanics/Latinos are voting for him because they’ve been brainwashed. In the final analysis,according to Will, Todd, Ann Romney, no one is voting for President Obama because of his policies, his leadership qualities, his compassion, and his superior political organization. His votes are all about his race. Now we know who is obsessed with the President’s race. It’s certainly not his supporters.

      • 229 hopefruit2
        October 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        Oh my goodness Nathkatun7 – you said exactly what I was thinking! The race-obsessed, Republican-run media is now desperate and they’re projecting their rabid obsession on other people who are rational and using their brains. This is a not-so-subtle form of intimidation of white supporters by making them feel foolish for voting simply out of “white guilt.”

        • 230 TrumpDog
          October 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

          It’s the same argument they use to explain how a Black person is a manager or other high up position – its gotta be because someone GAVE it to them even though they are not qualified. It can’t possibly be because the person is smart and hardworking, no no

          I’m so sick of this shit. Then the GOP wonders why Black people run from the Republican party πŸ™„

        • 232 nathkatun7
          October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

          Yes, indeed HF! I absolutely agree with you.

  56. 233 daisydem
    October 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Was this a surprise visit to his show? Our President and First Lady are the bombs! I mean really … I don’t even use that term, but seriously. I can hardly type because I am crying because that beautiful young woman who asked a question teared up and could hardly speak when she saw who was going to answer her question. OMG!

    • 234 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Me too daisydem. What is that? I can’t even watch the woman come out from behind a curtain without squealing and bawling. I mean I didn’t even do that for music stars and crushes when I was a teenager. πŸ˜€

      • 235 daisydem
        October 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

        It is a visceral reaction to someone so genuine, kind, and open that she just radiates love and goodness and you feel it! Same with our President – that is why the babies and the children respond to him and want to be close to him and touch him. Presence.

      • 237 vcprezofan2
        October 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        Same here Dudette! I had NEVER had a crush on a movie star/celebrity, never bought a poster of any of them, never paid them the least attention, thought fan clubs were the height of idiocy, and thought it quite stupid for my peers to make all that fuss about people they would never meet who had no interest in them other than in their money. As a young adult I also used to think that addictions could be dealt with if you were ‘strong enough’ which of course *I* was. πŸ™„ πŸ™„ Fast forward to 2008 and I had my absolutely first taste of what an addiction is like. As DaisyD says below, the Obamas do draw a visceral reaction from me. The good thing about this being my first addiction is that I tell myself I’m allowed ONE so I don’t feel guilty even when friends make fun of me. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    • 239 hopefruit2
      October 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      What show are you referring to daisydem?

    • 240 hopefruit2
      October 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Nevermind – I see upthread what you are referring to! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  57. 241 daisydem
    October 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    INFRASTRUCTURE BABY! Dams, roads, bridges, train tracks (trains – architecture) … let’s work on this country! FORWARD!

  58. 242 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

  59. October 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Enthusiasm Gap???

    • 249 dotster3
      October 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Cinci is not that small—-2 million + population. I would think that area might have had more than 200 more than in ’08. I think there was much higher numbers in Iowa’s truly small cities.

  60. October 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

  61. 257 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  62. 259 criquet
    October 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm


    • 265 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Bad link above. Here’s the right one:

    October 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm


  64. 267 FoxfireTX
    October 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    We now know why Ryan was selected as VP candidqte. He shares the same dismal view of a good share of Americans as Romney does although his number is 30% slackers versus Romney’s 47%. This needs to go viral!!!!

  65. 270 dotster3
    October 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I think I read that this is where Obama is holed up for debate prep—-near Hoover Dam—-looks nice!


    • 271 theo67
      October 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      It looks gorgeous out there! I’m glad he’s got such serene surroundings, but I bet he wants to play some golf… πŸ™‚ I believe he’s staying at the Westin Lake Las Vegas – which much be in the vicinity.

  66. 272 Linda
    October 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously unreported remarks by Ryan. Both believe that many of their fellow citizens are dependent on government and have no motivation to improve their lives — but they disagree over the precise number.

    Romney’s estimate, famously, is 47 percent. For Ryan, it’s 30 percent.

    “Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want their welfare state,” Ryan said. “Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers.”

    Ryan’s comments were delivered as part of his keynote address at The American Spectator’s 2011 Robert L. Bartley Gala Dinner, which the magazine posted online. A reader tipped HuffPost to Ryan’s speech, given in November — six months before Romney’s videotaped remarks.


    HuffPuff has the video and it is the main story.

    • 273 Nena20409
      October 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks. You have read it already? It really needs to go around……

    • 274 theo67
      October 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      I see HuffPo has been trying to be left-leaning lately. I wonder if she thinks that will fool us, when she was party to the Plot of Treason from Newt and his inaugural cabal.

  67. October 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  68. 277 idon
    October 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Bill Maher -Bill Maher: At it again….LOL – Democratic Underground http://demu.gr/10021453042

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