109 Responses to “‘He Said It, He Meant It’”

  1. 33 Elle in MI
    October 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm


  2. 34 LDS
    October 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Third? And Proud!

  3. 35 vcprezofan2
    October 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Mitt said it, he meant it. He just hadn’t gotten around to setting off the fireworks to celebrate it with his chosen few.

  4. 38 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I freaking love our team. They stand back and let you destroy yourself.

    • 39 yardarm756
      October 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Willard has now put himself in the “Poopie Locker”. What he’s said then and what he means now is gonna be out there for the world to see. Tough to explain? Naw, Mitt can do it. He could pull a logging chain out of a lions butt and dare it to move. 😆 😆

  5. 41 LDS
    October 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Yes, all 5 of them said it. And meant every word.
    Is this man a clone or what?
    Did anybody see the movie years ago,”The Boys From Brazil”
    If you get a chance, please checks it out. Reminds me of this fool, Mitt.
    How can one person lie so much?

  6. 43 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    He said what he meant and he meant what he said. You MEANT that, Mitt!

  7. 44 Pamela
    October 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Peeking IN! 🙂

  8. 47 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Team Obama must be cracking up in Chicago.

  9. 48 LDS
    October 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you VC. Congrats, ladies 1&2.

    I am so glad the moderator or PBO mentioned the 47% during the debate.
    Even though, secretly I yelled it out too many times at the television.
    Now, I see that would have given this lying fool a chance to look into the camera and repent from his mouth, not from his heart.
    Thank you, Mr. President for holding your peace.

    Timing Is Everything!

    • 49 nospin
      October 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      “I am so glad the moderator or PBO did not mention the 47% during the debate. Now, I see that would have given this lying fool a chance to look into the camera and repent from his mouth, not from his heart.”

      timing IS everything

  10. 50 desertflower
    October 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/RepublicansforObama Enlightening. These guys get it….there must be many more out there. Our tent is big!

  11. October 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s population has nearly doubled since 1970, fueled by an economic expansion that brought an influx of Midwesterners, Northeasterners and nonwhites and turning the state from a Republican presidential stronghold into a battleground.

    Among the new residents: Carol Fentiman, 66, a Chicago native who retired with her husband to the western Carolina mountains seven years ago from California and is a Democratic Party volunteer. And Piper Phillips, 18, a college student who moved here a year ago from Ohio and who will cast her first presidential ballot this year for Barack Obama.

    To explain their upcoming votes, both cited women’s health care and abortion rights, civil rights for gay Americans and equal pay for women.

    “I’d like to be considered an equal citizen in this country,” Fentiman said.

    On the strength of young voters, African-Americans and urban voters – many of them born elsewhere – Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by 14,177 votes out of 4.3 million. He was the first Democrat to prevail here since Georgia’s Jimmy Carter managed a Southern sweep in 1976. Democrats chose Charlotte for their 2012 nominating convention, and polls suggest another thin margin between the president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

    Obama’s win surprised many of the state’s political players.

    Advantages from a younger, less native, less white, more urban electorate weren’t expected to level the field for Democrats so soon, but Obama employed an extensive ground game that, four years later, still operates more than 50 field offices. Those outposts use volunteers like Fentiman to register tens of thousands of new voters like Phillips.

    “Obama sped up the clock,” said Ferrel Guillory, a University of North Carolina expert on Southern politics. Guillory said the winning threshold for Democrats had been 40 percent of the white vote statewide. “Obama proved you could win with 36 or 37 percent,” he said.

    North Carolina’s growth is due to economic diversification that distinguished the state from its Southern neighbors. An agrarian and manufacturing economy dominated by tobacco, furniture and textiles gave way to banking centers in Charlotte, myriad health care enterprises and the biomedical and technology firms in the Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Much of it is connected to a network of well-regarded public and private universities.


  12. 53 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Here is a lovely gallery of PBO’s visit to Cleveland market in Ohio – nice pictures 🙂


  13. October 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    So, I work tomorrow, and Sunday there’s a local festival at which the library will have a booth. You know what that means? NO CHELSEA FOR ME!!!!!!! But, thanks to my evil union, I have Monday off for Columbus Day, and I get time and a half on Sunday.

  14. 58 lamh35
    October 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    hello guys.

    how’s everyone’s day today. I saw Taken 2 with a friend today. It was exactly what I expected, but not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

    Anyone catch the new Sherlock tv show on CBS with Lucy Liu as Watson? I liked the premiere. I”m def adding it to my DVR queue.

    • October 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Sorry Jovie, your comment got stuck in pending, there must have been a word in the article that matched one on the blocked list at the site (ie names/email addresses of Fire/Teabaggers/freaks) – freed the comment!

  15. October 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    So even with 3 GOP-leaning polls released today, Princeton’s Sam Wang still has PBO winning rather comfortably. Man, too bad Romney “won” the first debate.

  16. 66 vitaminlover
    October 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Willard is buzzard meat. So is his cohort Paulie. Boy oh boy is payback rough.

  17. 67 hopefruit2
    October 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    • October 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Oooooh, what’s that about?

      • 69 lamh35
        October 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

        I’ve always wondered why The Last Word didn’t do a Friday show. I assumed it cause Lawrence tapes the show from LA right? I had assumed that as a former screen writer he lived mostly in LA

        • October 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

          A strange one Lamh, you’d imagine a Friday show would be the most important, summing up the week. Intrigued about tonight’s special, I hope it doesn’t turn out to be much ado about nothing!

          • 71 Michele
            October 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

            Chips, I heard Ezra Klein.. Can we all do a write-in campaign for Joy-Ann Reid and Ari Melber. These are two great people who are funny, hip< smart as a whip, down to earth, and on top of their game..

            • 72 hopefruit2
              October 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

              Yes, Ezra Klein is hosting. And the panel of invited pundits sucks big time. I’m not liking the sound of this at all.

        • 73 Obama Grandmama
          October 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

          When Ed used to be in the same timeslot he did not have a Fri show and was 4 days a week. It was when Ed started doing the Union support reporting on site in Wisconsin his numbers went up and he got his present position and Lawrence moved to his old time slot. I figured it was due to the watch count. Also I don’t think as many people watch on Friday nights. It is the beginning of the weekend, date night or whatever so the prison stuff started on the weekend schedule.

          • 74 Obama Grandmama
            October 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

            Fridays are also called Take Out the Trash Day according to Lawrence. He showed a segment on West Wing with that as the topic. It is the day the WH or political groups put out bad news so no one notices.

    • 75 Don
      October 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Oh shit, this might not end well for somebody.

    • 78 Lorraine
      October 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      I heard Tweenty say it today, I’m excited!!!!

    • October 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Ezra Klein is the Host.
      No thanks!

    • 81 Don
      October 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Lawrence must have something very important to say or why else would he give up a Friday night with the lovely Tamron Hall.

    • 82 hopefruit2
      October 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      OKAY folks, this looks like some bait and switch bullshit. Apart from the fact that Ezra Klein is hosting and not Lawrence, the entire lineup is filled with questionable pundits…Maggie from Politico? Sam Stein of HP? Wishy-washy Capehart?

      What happened to Richard Wolfe, Joy Ann Reid, Krystal Ball, etc. And most importantly, why call the show “The Last Word” if Lawrence is not even hosting?

    • October 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Spoiler alert: Ezra Klein is hosting. Saw his tweet.

      • 84 hopefruit2
        October 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        Call me paranoid but I can’t help but be a bit curious as to MSNBC’s agenda here. It’s Friday night and they decide to have this “Last Word special” as they call it, but the person who normally hosts is absent. Then just by looking at the panel, I’m getting the distinct impression that this little “special” will not be friendly or fair to PBO, but will be an opportunity to bash PBO, take cheap gratuitous shots at him, reinforce a narrative that MSNBC was determined to set post debate on Wednesday night into Thursday.

        Again, I have to ask: are they afraid that their anti-Obama narrative is quickly fading because of all the things that happened in the last 24-36 hrs with Big Bird, Jobs report, Stock Market, etc?

        I hope I’m wrong about this.

  18. October 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm


  19. 89 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Not particularly timely, but I thought TOD Fam would still like to here this:

    Michelle Obama Urges People to Register & Vote
    (radio interview with Tom Joyner on Wednesday morning, Oct 3)

    The article is the transcript of the interview. There’s a button labeled “Click Here To Listen” which opens a little window with the audio.

  20. 95 dotster3
    October 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm
  21. 98 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    1-866-MY-VOTE-1 hotline for info on registration deadlines, early voting schedules, reporting voter suppression & intimidation tactics, poll worker misconduct, etc.

    Heres’ this week’s report from the Tom Joyner Morning Show (radio) by Ken Smuckler
    There’s a button labeled “Click Here to Listen” – it’ll open a little window with the audio player

    Ken offers a fun presentation of some very serious information. It’s worth a listen.

  22. 99 yardarm756
    October 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    The Young Turks are doing the backstroke in Mitts kool-aid and peeing in his swimming pool.

  23. October 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  24. October 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  25. 104 prettyfoot58
    October 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    What if Obama had debated as aggressively as Romney/James Braxton Peterson

    In the immediate run-up to the debate, right-wing bloggers in concert with Fox News “revealed” a 2007 Obama campaign speech delivered at Hampton University that, according to them, reflected the president’s penchant for angry, racially divisive politics. It’s not hard to imagine that the president’s strategists saw this as a red herring. It may be difficult for many to consider that a lowbrow distraction designed by Tucker Carlson could affect the president’s debate strategy, but once we consider the demographics of the undecided, the sad capacity for some to drink the Fox flavored Kool Aid, and the facts of the post-debate news coverage, maybe the president’s restrained performance on Wednesday night makes a little more sense.


  26. 106 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    So this morning (in my world) I hear from the GOP

    – the employment figures are wrong – no way is unemployment below 8% – that would mean some of that 47% got a job and we all know they don’t want to work

    – lying is simply the art of campaigning – you tell different things to different groups of people because that’s how you win an election. If you told everyone the same thing – you wouldn’t raise money and you might lose the election

    – Look at those polls – Mitt is streaking ahead – But are these the same polls that were WRONG last week. The ones that they had to change to get the right story

    Some of the people telling these stories are those leaders of industry that Mitt Romney says the country needs – they lie and cheat and accuse the President and his administration of doing what they themselves do – the GOP has no integrity – NONE. They need to implode from the liars at the top, to the wingnuts at the bottom

  27. 107 Kris
    October 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I hope this video goes viral. It’s called “Mitt Romney debates himself”. I’m not sure that I’m doing this right, but here’s the link.

  28. 108 99ts
    October 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I also read via BJ that a federal appeals court backed a trial judge’s decision to block a measure that restricted early voting in the swing state (Ohio). Now that is good news for John McCain and a win for those who believe in “of the people, by the people, for the people”.

  29. 109 dudette9t9
    October 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Today a statue of Fannie Lou Hamer was unveiled in Ruleville, Mississippi. The presentation drew hundreds. The statue was dedicated one day before what would’ve been Ms. Hamer’s 95th birthday.

    How precious is your right to vote? Watch this story and let Ms. Hamer show you!

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