President Obama views the office of Cesar Chavez before the dedication ceremony for the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., Oct. 8. Pictured with the President, from left, are: Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers; Helen Chavez, Cesar Chavez’ widow; Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers; and Paul F. Chavez, Cesar Chavez’ Son and President of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation (Photo by Pete Souza)



12:40 AM ET The President delivers remarks at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco


Not sure where else this will be shown, but the usual links:

CBS 1 * CBS 2 * CNN

342 Responses to “Chavez”

  1. October 8, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    • October 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      It’s the demographic represented in that photo, above, that has truly freaked these folk and it could not have been made any clearer than the extraordinary bias of today’s Pew Poll and the way #NEWSTAINERS, Beltway con artists are running with it ….

      • October 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        Dick Morris must have bought PEW?

      • October 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        This factoid is also very relevant: 38% of Pew respondents has income over $75K.

        • 9 hopefruit2
          October 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

          Another relevant factoid: 67% of Pew respondents are age 50 or older. (In 2008, this age demographic was 43% of total voters).

          A third relevant factoid:

          37% come from the south alone, more than doubled that of the northeast (18%), and more than the west (20%) and midwest (24%). In 2008, voters from the West and Midwest were statistically more likely to vote than those from the South. Those from the North East were equally likely.

      • October 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        Seems like President Obama lost a significant percentage of White voters. Seems that Black and Hispanic voters are sticking with him. Surprised that women moved to Romney.

        • October 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

          When 40% of your sample is from the South, yes, Romney will be ahead in the poll.

        • 12 utaustinliberal
          October 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

          The Pew poll is complete and utter CRAP. Their white voters are mostly from the South (code – bloody racists), they basically didn’t sample Hispanic and Black voters, they sampled more people making over $75K. They oversampled republicans. Give me a freaking break.

          And they dare say that Pres. Obama is losing women, young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics? I repeat; Give me a break.

          • 13 Lovepolitics2008
            October 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

            Barack Obama going from an 18 point lead with woman to a TIE ? In one month ?

            It doesn’t make sense. Especially since there have been numerous testimonies that women were put off by Romney’s behavior at the debate.

            We’ll have to wait for more polls and more data.

            • 14 idon
              October 9, 2012 at 2:58 am

              Actually the main stream media is claiming PBO went from an 18 point lead to a tie in a week. They have to use right wing polls because this obviously is not true. They want us to stay home so mittnocchio can win since karlaroves and the kkkochbros voter suppression were struck down by the courts.

        • October 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

          PBO hasn’t lost anything … that poll is not merely flawed, it is a violation of reality, a near perfect emulation of the alternate universe Mitt inhabits.

        • 17 jackiegrumbacher
          October 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

          Women moving to Romney is a joke. It isn’t real.

          • 18 anniebella
            October 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

            The poll should tell us why women are moving toward Romney. Which I am not buying. Next the poll will say Big Bird has moved to Romney.

        • 19 EricFive
          October 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

          Hispanics were not counted in this Pew poll. They were not counted. If the race were truly moving in Mitt’s direction, these pollsters would not have to skew their polls to such an extent to get a result with Mitt leading. First there were the GOP leaning polls released after the debate that had Mitt winning the black vote. Now we have this Pew joke of a poll. Are they skewing polls to favor the Mitt in response to the GOP calling polls showing PBO leading fixed? Are they skewing polls to support the MSM meme of Mitt’s big comeback? This stuff is shameful.

      • 20 Pamela
        October 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        This is more like a “pee-yew” poll, as in something stinky in here!

  2. October 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Chavez is one that so many could learn from in this country. I love my president.

  3. October 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    What’s up everyone?

  4. 26 utaustinliberal
    October 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    That picture of Cesar Chavez is so gripping. What a great, great man and a wonderful human being.

  5. October 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    These pics from the Chavez events are so special. Absolutely gorgeous. That’s my President.

    Thanks Chips!

  6. 33 Bill R.
    October 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    • October 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Ok, ok, hold on: 417 from the SOUTH?! Really? Since when did people move en masse to the South? Oh my freaking god. This really is crap. Yeah, if your poll has 40% of its sample from the South, then yes, Mitt will come out ahead.

      • 35 utaustinliberal
        October 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        My goodness. Pew should be ashamed of this poll. The more I delve into it, the more disgusted I am. They should be embarrassed. It is laughably pathetic.

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      HOW in the world did this happen?

      • October 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        That alone should shoot the poll out of the water. The last tie I checked, the South didn’t have 42% of the US population.

      • 40 4morefor44
        October 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        because it’s a scam. the entire major media is owned by a few billionaires and those who rely on their business, such as the polling companies. steve forbes owns real clear politics, as an example. it’s all a giant scam, and knowing this sure helps make sense of all the zaniness, doesn’t it?

    • October 9, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Koch money is truly greasing many many palms. The coordinated freakout over “skewed polls” in the days leading up to the debates was a cynical ploy to play the refs because they knew exactly what they had planned for the debate and its aftermath. The corporatocracy has truly set its sights on us the American people and they are gonna bulldoze their way to power by any means necessary.

      Pres. Obama sure knows exactly what is going on and I won’t be surprised if he wonders whether this nonsense is worth it at all . I’m sure he’s wondering if American people are capable of sorting out the ton of LIES the GOP is shoveling their way.

      Cat this country survive?

    • October 9, 2012 at 12:43 am


      This is Orwellian. The billionaire monsters chose one of the most trusted pollsters to unleash their disinformation because they know we Libs trust it and will be loathe to dispute it’s results.

      Sad really sad.

  7. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    So, let me get this right. Romney spewed out some foreign policy babble today at VMI? (Ho hum – too bored to verify the venue.) Cadets were forced to be there. One of his planned rallies was at a coal mine? Coal miners were forced to be there. Interviews or rallies before African-American and Latino groups? He flew in black (BYOB) and Hispanic (BYOH) “supporters.” Anybody see a pattern here? He’s the lord and master of Bullying 101.

  8. October 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Romney reworks ‘8 percent’ speech
    By JAMES HOHMANN | 10/8/12 6:49 PM

    Mitt Romney recalibrated his stump speech Monday to deal with the unemployment rate falling below 8 percent. “We’ve seen the slowest recovery from a recession in history,” the GOP nominee told a soaked crowd of 500 at a park outside the shipyard.

    • 47 pkayden
      October 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Only 500 in the crowd? He’s so popular.

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      You mean the 50milliongazillion people that follow him around. But they tell me PBO with 36,000 in the rain has an enthusiasm gap.

    • 49 vcprezofan2
      October 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      This is progress for Romney. Usually, he carries on with no modification. This likely means he’s finally awake to what is happening around him. Yeah, right. 🙄

    • 50 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      October 9, 2012 at 12:21 am

      A soaked crowd of 500 in the park? Not much love there. Can you imagine if the President were to show up and there were 500 supporters in the park? Let’s hope it rains on election day.

  9. October 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  10. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    At two different venues, today and whenever (ho hum), Romney is seen with a wisp of greasy hair on his sweaty forehead, probably trying to look like Everyman.

    And tell me again why President Barack Obama has to lower himself two more times to debate this Ken doll? (Apologies to the much-more-real Ken doll, who is supposed to not have a brain and wasn’t intended to be anatomically correct plus Barbie’s never said she worried about his emotional stability. Sorry, again, Ken!)

  11. 54 dudette9t9
    October 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Dragging this over from the last thread…

    Wow, I JUST LOVE OUR TEAM! The Obama Campaign is soooooo on the ball!

    I typically just block any RWer drivel that happens to make its way into my Twitter TL. This one lady from AZ isn’t a follower of me, but apparently a tweet or two of mine came to her attention, so she’s felt the need to send me her BS. One of her mssives had a link to a video about some “bombshell” coming out from Washington Examiner (RW rag) “exposing the Obama campaign as accepting foreign contributions.” I got curious and looked it.

    Went right over to http://www.BarackObama.com, under “Get The Facts” I went to the The Truth Team page, filled in the Report An Attack form, giving them a link to the youtube video. Did another form with a link to the Washington Examiner article.

    Guess what? They’ve already got a response up on the Truth Team blog:


    • 55 dudette9t9
      October 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      • 56 yardarm756
        October 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        Dudette. I need to learn AGAIN the process of getting a tweet box over to this blog. Every time I try it all I get is the link or url. I’m thick as hell ’cause several on this site told me how and I did it once. But since then it’s been a butterfly in a wind tunnel. 🙂

        • 57 57andFemale
          October 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

          Right click on the time stamp of the tweet
          choose ‘copy link location’
          paste into a TOD comment.

          On a tablet, etc:

          Click on the time stamp and the individual tweet will come up
          Copy the url in the address line at the top
          Paste the address in a TOD comment

        • 58 dudette9t9
          October 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm

          Hi there Yardam!

          I’m sure there’s simpler way, but here’s what I do:
          1) There’s usually an “Expand” link at the bottom of the tweet. Click on that link. [Sometimes instead of Expand, you’ll see “View media” “View photo” or “View conversation” – click whichever it is.]
          2) When the tweet is “expanded” look for the Details link and click on it. This opens up a page with just the selected tweet.
          3) Copy the URL from this page (from the browser address box).
          4) Then come here and paste that URL in a comment.

          • 59 yardarm756
            October 8, 2012 at 11:50 pm

            Okay. I see there is more than one way to skin a cat.
            Yours and 57’s go in my note book.
            Thks a bunch.

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Yep, I had some goober telling me last night that a “national magazine” was going to drop a bombshell about a donor scandal. Told the guy that it already came up in 2008 and didn’t go anywhere. He said ‘well, this time its going to be published by a national magazine’. You know who published the original story in 2008? THE WASHINGTON POST. You can’t get anymore “national” than that. So I asked the guy what difference its going to make this time? Pfffft….

      • 64 dudette9t9
        October 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Oooooo… good one, df. Just sent it! Btw, she’s from AZ, perhaps you know her — @tasteofaz. Every other tweet from her is another damned conspiracy theory. I’ve been meaning to just block her.

    • October 9, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Her source link went to Breitbart site

  12. October 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Update on returned ballots, Minnesota counted-

    A total of 307,240 ballots have been returned in all states and localities for which I have statistics.

    CALIFORNIA reports 1,021 returned ballots as of Monday (47 counties reporting)
    FLORIDA reports 36,000 returned ballots as of Monday afternoon.
    IOWA reports 127,108 returned ballots as of Monday morning.
    INDIANA Marion County reports 776 in-person early votes as of Monday afternoon.
    KENTUCKY reports 1,567 returned ballots as of Monday.
    MAINE reports 48 returned ballots as of Monday morning.
    MINNESOTA reports 21,214 returned ballots as of Friday.
    NEBRASKA reports 68,792 ballots sent as of Wednesday.
    NORTH CAROLINA reports 29,446 returned ballots as of Monday morning (now all counties reporting).
    OHIO 50 counties report 52,256 returned ballots as of (mostly) Saturday morning. (I have updated nearly all counties based on the currently available reports. Some counties have obviously not updated their files since their reported numbers have not changed since Wednesday.)
    NORTH DAKOTA reports 3,794 returned ballots as of Saturday evening.
    SOUTH CAROLINA reports 10,827 returned ballots as of Thursday evening.
    SOUTH DAKOTA reports 10,584 returned ballots as of Saturday morning.
    WEST VIRGINIA reports 1,826 returned ballots as of Saturday.


    These are only mail in ballots or Absentee mostly.

  13. 68 vitaminlover
    October 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I love my two-term President–yes I do!!!!

  14. October 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Rachel is really really cherry picking the fuck out of polls, to support Obama is doomed, at least so far.
    And Click!

    • 72 anniebella
      October 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Yea I got sick of Rachel too. I turn the tv to Dancing with the Stars and watch Emmit Smith, then I turn it to check out the Yanks-O’s game.

  15. 73 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I’m surprised that Rachel Maddow cited that PEW Poll as if it were valid, without even hinting that there might be problem with the sampling. Rachel is losing her credibility FAST. She is a Rhodes scholar and has a fucking PhD in political science. So she doesn’t have the excuse of not knowing how to read statistical data off a damn poll.

    This is beyond ridiculous at this point. I’m giving Lawrence one chance and if he cites that crappy poll, that’s it with me and MSNBC for the rest of election season.

    • 74 COS
      October 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      So am I. I was a little shocked considering what I have been reding today re that PEW poll. Why did she quote Gallup as the candidates being even?

    • 76 Smoothscotch
      October 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      I thought she had a Ph d in Communications. Your comments still apropro. I don’t know what crawled up her azz last yr or so, but I lump her in with Ed and Chris (sometimeish), and Chuckie etc. you are not supposed to reason. Don’t waste your precious time.

    • 77 1jam4pbo
      October 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Hopefruit2, please make sure to tell them off and let them know that you know what they are up to.
      Thanksfor all you do.

    • 78 Sandy1110
      October 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Remember, GE signs their paychecks. MSNBC simply throws Liberals a few more bones than the other networks, but they’re all owned by corporations.

      • 79 hopefruit2
        October 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        That’s correct. They are all underwritten by the same corporations – which are designed to advance the conservative Republican agenda.

      • 80 hopefruit2
        October 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        • 81 Obama Grandmama
          October 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

          Actually, I remember Rachel doing an interview with PBO (atleast I think he was President then). It seemed like a big deal to her at the time and she went to him. I also remember him saying, “Now just a minute Rachel” about something. Nothing else about the interview stuck in my mind.

      • 82 Puddin'
        October 9, 2012 at 3:08 am

        I think Comcast own them now…but it really doesn’t matter GE/COMCAST are one in the same/repub.

    • 83 sabreen60
      October 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      And she KEEPS saying Romney WON without mentioning that to call it a “WIN” is doing a disservice to everyone who thinks TRUTH is important and who don’t want our children to thinks it’s perfectly fine to LIE .

      • 84 hopefruit2
        October 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        MSNBC is hell bent on keeping this “Romney won the debate” narrative in the news cycle for as long as possible.

    • 85 Jeff
      October 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Tweeted to her and would like to say I’ve been barely watching the MSNBC I’m done with them.

    • 87 Cha
      October 9, 2012 at 2:26 am

      Rachel Needs Pushback on Twitter!

      Looks like Pew polls were Skewed.. just in time for the m$m Narrative of mittLies making a come back.


  16. October 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I have one wish for my Birthday that’s coming up next month and that’s for President Obama to beat Romney by a landslide and to watch these so-called pundits with their mouths open as the polls are called. Four years ago my birthday wish was for Barack Obama to win the election and he did. So I’m keeping the faith.

  17. October 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    And more “news”: Gallup is switching to an LV model for tomorrow’s poll, that will “wipe out” today’s 5 point lead. Can’t have Obama leading, can we?

  18. October 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    But but but the PPP poll of Washington State said that 88% believe in the YETI and that the rest are undecided, so their is that…

  19. 93 FoxfireTX
    October 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    In an effort to keep things calm tomorrow, let’s set expectations. We know another Pew poll for DK is coming out tomorrow showing Romney with a lead. Kos already tweeted the bulk of the sample was conducted on Thurs, Fri and Sat so it will not reflect the Sat night and Sun night increases for PBO. In other words, ignore it:-)

    Second, Susan Page from USA Today “speculated” that Gallup was switching from registered voters to likely voters in the poll tomorrow (4 weeks out from the election perhaps?) Usuallywhen this switch occurs we see a drop in PBO’s numbers due to historically better turnout amongst Repubs. If Gallup does that, don’t be surprised if PBO’s lead drops from the 5 points we saw today to 1-2 points. We’ve been here before, remember the Palin bump that put McCain up by 5? So let’s just use it as motivation to make a few more phone calls, knock on a few more doors, etc. Forward!

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      But what is surprising is the lack of support from MSNBainC nightly programs.
      Rachel is a Witch, totally non supportive of the President, and for that matter she does not like Robney either.

      • 95 EricFive
        October 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        She has a meme to push. This chicken little shit is probably good for ratings and definitely pleases her corporate masters. I haven’t watched her since she gave the speech she thought PBO should have given in response to the BP Oil spill. She is not an ally of PBO. Something about PBO rubs her the wrong way (maybe she thinks she could do a better job than PBO, as evidenced by her mock speech). She also speaks to her audience as though they are idiots, which I find annoying.

      • 96 sabreen60
        October 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

        Rachel has NEVER said she is a supporter of President Obama. I don’t what she is – maybe libertarian.

    • 97 cookemom
      October 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks for this suggestion, but don’t hold out too much hope that those expectations will make any difference. We will be doomed by tomorrow’s news. The media and polls will be reporting through their biased, no good, traitorous, pro-Romney slant. They are all jerks and even though no one watches them, cause ‘click’ and the TV’s off or on another channel. Then we get a report on every single word the scumsabitches that we love to hate said.


  20. October 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Saw another sign of recovery on my own block. Walking home I saw not one but two TV’s being thrown out. Mine will be the third on the block. Gonna break the garbage man’s back in the morning. 🙂

    • 99 EDP4BHO
      October 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      There’s new construction around the corner from me, and in the neighborhood where I work. And…..I am about to throw away my 1999 TV- it broke 2 Fridays ago, so I had to get an HDTV. Now, I need for somebody to tell me what the hell to watch on it as tv is shit anymore- especially with people like Rachel Maddow. That person—–never mind !!

  21. 101 dudette9t9
    October 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Anybody out there with a legal background who can cut through the mumbojumbo and break this down for us?


    • 102 FoxfireTX
      October 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      I haven’t seen this before but got a sense as to what is going on. Apparently she has been practicing law in MA in some form and is not admitted to practice in that state. Lawyers do not have a national license but must be licensed in each state in which they practice. That does not necessarily mean taking the bar exam. Many states have recirprocity with certain conditions attached, i.e. if you’re licensed in MN you can obtain a license to practice in WI as a result of your status in MN if certain requirements are met. Alternatively, there is something called “pro hac vice” admission which is admission to practice for a certain case or matter. I practiced all over the country in my younger days but was only licensed in one state. In other states, I was admitted to practice on a case-by-case basis.

      Looks like she has been charged with practicing law without a license, which is pretty unusual for someone with a license somewhere, and I assume she is licensed in soe state. Without additional info it’s hard to tell what is going on and most state investigating authorities keep this very tightly guarded. This piece relates to the political side, apparently someone tried to help her out without authority to do so and he is now under attack as well. Just love the depths these Repubs will sink to in order to smear someone.

  22. 104 Eveingeorgia
    October 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    That. ‘s what I get for lying to myself. Turned on Rachel and after 8 hours she is still citing the less recent Gallup Poll. I could not believe it. Tweeted her show, but I am too upset, again. Even if you account for the time difference, she has still had five hours to google G.A.L.L.U.P.

    I was glad to see that I was not the only one who tweeted her. I hope more people do. That whole segment was a disservice to her viewers.

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      I was in disbelief, as well. I am coming to expect it. I don’t think the liberal media cares for this President. I don’t know why?

      • 106 EDP4BHO
        October 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        Except, there is no liberal media, Jovie- save for Rev Al, Martin Basheer (who I never get to watch- too early) and most times LOD.

      • 107 Lovepolitics2008
        October 9, 2012 at 12:45 am

        President Obama has always been pretty critical of cable news. Plouffe never hesitates to express his negative view of them either. And didn’t Plouffe said pre-debate that the pundits were eager to write the come back story of Romney ? Pundits are happily responding. And yes, I think their ferocity has something to do with Plouffe remarks and with the Obama team’s contempt for the national punditry.

        National pundits are very THIN SKINNED. To be candid, I think the Obama team has been very foolish to regularly make critics about the media. Let me explain… If they accused them of being biased towards conservatives, that wouldn’t hurt, because we’re talking about working the refs. Republicans have certainly demonstrated that working the refs works. HOWEVER, what President Obama and his team have been doing regularly is mocking cable news, their relevance, the quality of their work, their obsession about politics instead of policy, etc… This is the kind of thing that hurts the EGO of these guys. NO WONDER they are taking their revenge.

        I absolutely support President Obama and his team, LOVE THEM, but their strategy with the media is one of the RARE areas where I think they’ve done a mistake. While I understand and share their contempt for the media, making an enemy out of the pundits was not wise. Pretty obvious this week.

        The power of the TV pundits is diminishing, but let’s not fool ourselves, it’s still there.

        • 108 Chi
          October 9, 2012 at 4:09 am

          Oh please spare us all of this bullshit analysis…

          Like making nice and playing footsie with corrupt, mediocre, self-important, insecure, hostage-taking assholes in the media ever yielded anything good, tangible or permanent…

          At the very most, a very short-lived and fleeting exploitative relationship that relies mostly on continually feeding an insatiable beast and the risk of still getting badly burnt by unethical and callous bastards if you ever choose to curtail or control access at any point…

          There are no upsides to collaborating with the devil..

          Not even in jest…

    • 109 EricFive
      October 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      The latest Gallup poll that has PBO leading by 5 does not fit into the meme she is pushing. She is well aware of the later, more favorable polls existence, but is choosing to ignore it and exploit the fears of her viewers who trust her to level with them. Why anyone would trust her or not question her loyalties/motives after this display of propaganda is beyond naive, imho. Recognize the game being played.

  23. October 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Tim Kaine did very good tonight!

  24. October 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Ok, in real news: my dinner smells WONDERFUL. The aroma is just filling the house.

    Let’s stay frosty for the next few days, and be here for each other. But most importantly, be there for the future we want.

  25. 115 criquet
    October 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm


    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      October 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm


    • 117 daisydem
      October 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      WHY would any SANE person go on Hannity? Yes, that tells us all we need to know. Who owns this freaking country?

    • 118 4morefor44
      October 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      uh, carolyn. what’s up with your cousin?

      • 119 lisalovesobama
        October 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        Why are you holding her accountable for her idiot cousin? Do other people hold you accountable for other people’s crap? Why are you calling her out? Does she have anything to do with the decisions he makes? Please stop doing this. Since the debates I’ve seen other people do it and it’s not cool.

        • 120 4morefor44
          October 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

          thought she might have some insight since she knows him. curious of her take on it. i’m not holding her accountable for his actions. what’s so complicated about that?

          • 121 lisalovesobama
            October 8, 2012 at 11:14 pm

            She isn’t accountable for his actions. She even mentioned that he keeps his political affiliation close to his chest and doesn’t tell anyone when asked. Given that, what would she know about his new boneheaded idea of visiting Hannity’s Insanity?
            Ps- it also sounds accusatory. If you wanted insight, the request could have been phrased better. That’s all I’m saying.

            • 122 Carolyn
              October 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

              I have no insight. I can’t understand at all why Jim would go on Hannity. He knows Hannity is not a journalist.
              What did he say? What questions did Hannity ask him? I NEVER watch FOX, so this was an entire shock to me.
              What has distressed me is what Jim did to himself during the debate. He has been a respected journalist….perhaps one of the last, considered fair, and now to really end his career this way is sad. I read an interview he did after the debate, and he was very defensive, I thought. Ten years ago he would have been able to stand back, analyze and see what had happened. Age does things to us.

              • 123 4morefor44
                October 9, 2012 at 12:20 am

                thank you, carolyn. i greatly appreciate your opinion. i actually defended jim after the debate and i felt he showed appropriate frustration with the mittbot bully. with hannity being so extreme though, it’s really tough to find a way to defend this decision to appear on his show.

                i personally think that people make “deals with the devil,” either subconsciously or very overtly, that they have to go along with the billionaire games in order to have access to the big media, and i was wondering in jim has ever expressed anything in this direction. it’s annoyed me when i see other liberals attack democrats saying they “need to” get on this or that show and or need to say this or that. it doesn’t work that way. there are gatekeepers and no matter how much someone like nancy pelosi wants to be on news shows, it doesn’t matter. the people who own the shows determine who is on, hence newt gingrich having unlimited airtime for decades. hence george will and cokie roberts still getting away with the grift for decades and unlimited airtime on any network and even npr.

                i don’t think the the real string pullers would ever allow jim lehrer to host presidential debates if they thought he’d rock the boat too much. hence candy crowley hosting a presidential debate. jim plays it safe in my opinion, and i started thinking that many years ago. this last week has provided further proof of my opinion.

              • 124 Mae who love our CIC
                October 9, 2012 at 3:55 am

                Carolyn I know that you are not your cousin’s keeper. I thought that it was a little odd that he mingled with the Romney family after the debate. I would thought that he would have tried to eliminate the appearance of remaining neutral.

    • 126 anniebella
      October 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      The biggest disgrace during the debate was a tie between Jim Lehrer and that liar Mitt Romney. Lehrer was the worst I have ever seen.

  26. 127 prettyfoot58
    October 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  27. 128 0388jojothecat
    October 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Watching the near end of the Rachel Madcow show and she’s talking about liar Robme’s foriegn policy address. If no one is scard to death of this man I don’t know what to think of the citizens of this country. He wants to explode the defense budget, he has no clue what the fuck he’s talking about, this is fucking scary people….see the last 10 – 15 minutes of her show.

    • 129 Cheryllou
      October 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      It’s freaking scary. Robme doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about.

    • 130 daisydem
      October 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      After what I have been reading that Rachel is doing … send her in … sign her up! She can go fight in Syria, Libya, Iran, Iraq, I don’t care any more.

      • 131 0388jojothecat
        October 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        She’s NOT promoting this batshit crazy, she’s bringing it to the forefront that it’s fucking crazy!

  28. 132 4morefor44
    October 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    oh yeah, baby. “why obama now” officially over 1,000,000 views in less than 3 days of being uploaded to you tube! let’s keep it going:

  29. 134 Soca Sweet
    October 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I am beginning to wonder whether Romney really got a bump or bounce from the debate. If he did, why is it necessary to manipulate these polls.

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Psychological Operations!

    • 137 EricFive
      October 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm


    • 138 EDP4BHO
      October 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Yep, bouncing it around like a newborn baby- cuddling, kissing, cooing. No way a bounce should over-ride the main interest in the population today, which is JOBS !

    • 139 hopefruit2
      October 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      EXACTLY! But more importantly, I’m wondering why some of the so-called Obama supporters are so quick to buy into this MSM nonsense – despite evidence to the contrary!?!?

      • 140 EricFive
        October 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        I think on an intellectual level they know the MSM is biased. But on an emotional level they still BELIEVE what the media says and lets it effect their perception of realityand mood. Or more charitably, they worry about OTHER people believing the MSM bullcrap. In addition, some are attached to and trust the “liberal” media personalities on MSNBC and elsewhere, and since they are buying into the nonsense, they think there must be something to it. The fact the Pew and others are forced to literally manipulate polls to produce results favorable to Mitt tells me the MSM was less effective than it had hoped with its anti-PBO propaganda that followed the debate.

  30. October 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely Hillarious

  31. 142 dotster3
    October 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm


    • 143 dudette9t9
      October 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Awww… look at those little cherubs! Very fashionable ensembles.
      And how clever of them to demonstrate their support for the agriculture sector this time of year too.

  32. October 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

  33. October 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    We’ve pretty much calmed down on this site but you must read the linked to post below and share.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Have You All Lost Your Goddamn Minds?

    “I’ve spent the last few days talking to you motherfuckers, and I have several questions, beginning with: did you motherfuckers watch the same debate as me? Cause for the last few days, I’ve heard people saying ‘why didn’t he point out that Romney was lying?’ He did. ‘Why didn’t he tie the economy to education or healthcare?’ He did. He made much of the same case for his Presidency as did Bill Clinton. He just didn’t do it with the bullshit flourish that is Clinton’s specialty. But shit, for the last four years, he hasn’t done the flourish. He’s been tired almost every day. He’s been tired at every press conference. He’s been tired at every speech and every state of the union with the exception of a handful of incidents. And all of a sudden, you’re surprised he comes off tired? Fuck yes, he’s tired. For four years, for four years while you were antsy that he was playing the adult in the room, while you thought he was being too nice, he fought daily for every reform at every impasse. Bill Clinton, for all his talents, didn’t do what Barack Obama did. Not for the uninsured. Not for the poor. Not for college students. Not for women. Not for the children of illegal immigrants. Not in a recession. This President has wound down two wars. He gave the kill order for Osama Bin Laden. He has promoted genuine efforts at democracy in the middle east, in a region that is in the middle of a revolution that came under his watch. ”


    • 146 amk for obama
      October 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Y’day, while trying to sleep and flipping channels, chanced upon jon stew-rat giving a tongue bath of clinton on comedy central. After the blatant disrespect that fucker showed to the current president, his sucking up to bill (yes, pun intended) was disgusting. At least the right is quite open in showing its hatred for PBO. The so called fucking lefty pundtwits’ patronizing attitude is more vicious, imo.

      • 147 hopefruit2
        October 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        I agree.

      • 148 EricFive
        October 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        Malcolm X said that he respected southern whites more than the northern liberals, because at least the southerners were honest and upfront with their hatred and feelings of superiority toward African-Americans.

      • 149 gobrooklyn
        October 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        Yep, his Bill Clinton crush makes me sick. Pres.Obama’s cleaning up some of Clinton’s mess too and I’m tired of Dems who worship him but disrespect PBO. The post above says it all.

        Stewart’s blasted Pres.Obama for using former Clinton aides but Stewart prefers to have Clinton back?

        He’s blasted PBO for not being the idealist Stewart believed him to be but he prefers Clinton?

        I remember screaming at the TV during the time Clinton was selling his book about the economy/jobs. Stewart made some comment about how this (Clinton’s book) is what we should be doing now. I was so pissed. EVERYTHING CLINTON MENTIONED WERE THINGS PRES.OBAMA HAS BEEN TRYING TO DO SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE!!!!!


        • October 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm

          ask yourself why a smart man like Jon stewart blast Obama but praise Clinton for the same things……….
          Plus, His rating will go through the roof if Mitt won.

        • 151 hopefruit2
          October 9, 2012 at 12:15 am

          I don’t believe that these media idiots genuinely like Bill Clinton as much as they are using Clinton to take indirect cheap shots at President Obama. It’s their juvenile way of trying to drive some kind of wedge between the two because they are threatened by the Clinton-Obama alliance. It makes it harder for a Republican will get into the WH when DEMS are united and work together. Clinton and Gore were not united and we got Dubbya.

      • 154 Smoothscotch
        October 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm

        THIS! I always wonder why he continues, he DOES NOT NEED THIS. But I realize he GIVES A SHIT. What he puts up with is not deserved.

      • 155 sabreen60
        October 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        Stewart disrespected PBO last year (I believe it was during the debt ceiling debate) by showing a Youtude video with a pair of dark skin Brazilians (man and woman) with the woman in a bikini on top with her slapping her butt in the man’s face. Jon said this was being done to President Obama. That was the last time I watched his show. When I went to his website to voice by disgust, the comments were racist and pretty much told me where I could go and how to get there.

        • 156 Puddin'
          October 9, 2012 at 3:39 am

          I remember that…I was totally disgusted and haven’t respect for Jon since. He and that Bill person HBO are right up there with the FOX persons…UNIMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 157 EDP4BHO
      October 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      OMG, thanks for this. If this isn’t a wake-up, then we are all brain-dead fakes. Awesome. And to amk, below, Jon Stewart is an asshole with a ginormous ego. Can’t stand the creep. Have a blessed night TOD.

  34. October 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    • October 8, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      I’ve been learning a lot about U.S. geography. Ever time PBO goes to Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, etc. I’m checking the exact location. I’ve PBO Fever!

  35. 164 amk for obama
    October 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    GM folks.

    So how many gazillion ‘polls’ turned up while I was beauty sleeping ? No, wait. Don’t tell me.

  36. 169 collegekay
    October 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Too tired to stay up for PBO’s 12:40am event. Goodnight all.

  37. October 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm


  38. October 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    • 174 99ts
      October 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Those pictures are revolting Bob – there are some rich folks around who care, who are very worthwhile people – how on earth did the US get this pair?

    • 175 Pamela
      October 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Ugly. Ugly. Ugly. The horse is beautiful, I feel sorry for the horse.

  39. October 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  40. October 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

  41. 180 dotster3
    October 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    What I don’t like most of all by all the blasting of news of tightening polls, manipulated or not, is that I wanted Obama’s lead to be large enough, in reality AND perception, that it would be impossible to steal the election. When I saw a substantial lead in a state—-high single digits or double digits in some states, I thought—good, they can’t steal that one now——-especially the states with Repubs in charge, where voter disenfranchisement efforts have been going on. I’m hoping PBO can build a nice lead again, especially in key states, before the election. Legitimate polls would help, where they’re not just messing with the crosstabs. And if Dems are telling pollsters they’re not absolutely positive they are going to vote, they need to educate themselves and realize what is at stake. I don’t understand how people could be apathetic about this election—–at all——the whole future of this country is at stake.

    • 181 Obama Grandmama
      October 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      My thoughts too, dotster. I am afraid with all the false ads by super pacs, voter suppression, caging, and intimidation not to mention potential voting machine problems if they manipulate the polls too close or Mitt ahead it will look legitimate for Romney to win and allow the fix to take place.

  42. October 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    when you don’t have Dick Halperin on your side…

    • 183 anniebella
      October 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      “ACTUAL” . Meaning enough of the B.S. coming from these polls. As I said before, I’ve had enough of these polls. Let the people vote, that’s the only poll that counts.

  43. 187 desertflower
    October 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    PBS AND Nick! http://www.examiner.com/article/romney-blows-off-children-does-not-participate-nickelodeon-special

    Don’t they understand that Romney only cared about them when they were zygotes?

  44. 189 cookemom
    October 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell’s Last Word segment causes heads to explode in 3….2….

  45. 195 desertflower
    October 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the Tweets, Bob:)

  46. 198 dotster3
    October 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Okay—as LOD makes clear, Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” nonsense comes from the Bible. Why am I not surprised? O’Donnell reads from the book—-a whole bunch of junk about if a woman gets raped in the city and doesn’t cry out, then she AND her rapist get stoned to death—–not a legitimate rape. If she is out in the country and doesn’t cry out, it doesn’t count because no one is around to hear her and so only the rapist gets stoned to death, the woman is let off the hook. If she cries out in the city, where there are people around to hear her—-legitimate rape. Etc. Etc. Etc. That’s where Akin got his crazy notion about rape——which has been widely ridiculed and rightly so.

    • October 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      …….and the candidate that thinks that if children disrespect your parents that they should be put to death…..as long as the parents goes through the proper channels.

    • 200 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      October 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

      I once set myself a challenge to read the bible – all of it, cover to cover – it took me over a year and I cheated by not reading the beget, begat lists because I didn’t think there was much of interest in that. I was appalled by a lot of the things that are written in there. The treatment of women was something we would never find acceptable in today’s society. The passage LOD quoted tonight about “legitimate rape” was one I remembered because I was so disgusted when I read it. It was the kind of thing you have to read for yourself because your priest, rabbi, minister would never read those unpalatable parts to you. People seem to forget that these books were written by people who only placed value on males. They treated women and children like possessions. They had multiple wives and were constantly at war. Genocide and the killing of all the children of enemies was normal. There are other passages that are even worse than the “legitimate rape” part. Don’t get me wrong. Of course there were other parts that were inspiring and comforting. But I only really respect the new testament and the teachings of Jesus. I do believe that everyone should read it for themselves instead of having others tell them what it says. I do pray and believe in a loving higher power that we can draw strength from. But I feel closer to God in a forest surrounded by nature than I do in a church. Point is, this is the 21st century not 500BC.

  47. 201 desertflower
    October 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/08/halliburtons-missing-nuclear-waste-found-alongside-texas-highway/ These are the very corporations that want to run things….need I say more? Regulations and accountability? Nah!

  48. 202 Pamela
    October 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    You know, I just love the way PBO is holding that hand of the woman with the cane, as he looks around the room, and she is so comfortable beside him. I would like to hold his hand. 😉

    • 205 99ts
      October 9, 2012 at 12:56 am

      hahaha that’s funny – for a minute I was aghast that it might be a woman – but an old white man – that’s who loves Mitt

      • 206 99ts
        October 9, 2012 at 12:58 am

        Also, too – he can’t tell them to p.o. – needs their vote – If Mitt was in the WH that guy wouldn’t get within 10 miles of it.

  49. 207 vitaminlover
    October 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Just thinking, as we well know, we have President Obama’s back and he has ours. No, I don’t know him or his family personally. I like so many others strongly like him and his family and his group. As his virtual friend I refuse to panic at every little snippet that comes up about him and his abilities. The man is human and cannot be perfect at all times. He gets tired. He gets distracted. He gets annoyed. He will be fine. I would like to see him take a mini-break and maybe he can. He is work-a-holic by nature and it is hard for him to do so. Great men have their moments of ‘humanness’ but he’ll bounce back and quite frankly he hasn’t slippe as far as I’m comcerned. He is charismatic and powerful. The ‘others’ fear him and he is definitely an irresistible force.I am in his corner and will remain so. I am maintaining peace of mind because that is what he and his family and the team needs. It will be alright. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

  50. 210 Jeff
    October 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    LOL some people actually thought PBO was honoring Hugo Chavez!?!?! What a bunch of fucking idiots! HHAHAHAAHA!

  51. 214 amk for obama
    October 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  52. 217 dotster3
    October 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I didn’t realize that there were tea party summer camps for kids——creepy to the max——their effort to combat the concept of sharing and other “outrageous” decencies taught in public schools and on Sesame Street on public television.

  53. 219 amk for obama
    October 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

  54. 220 amk for obama
    October 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    • 221 amk for obama
      October 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm


      In 2008, Pressler revealed that he cast an absentee ballot for Barack Obama, noting that he had never voted for a Democrat before.

      Pressler is noted for being possibly the only member of Congress to flatly refuse to take a bribe from undercover FBI agents and then to report the bribe attempt to the FBI during the Abscam investigations in 1980. John Murtha also declined the bribe, but expressed interest in later opportunities. The Washington Post reported in a front page story on Sunday, February 4 the following:

      Thanks to the FBI’s undercover “sting” operation, there now exists incontrovertible evidence that one senator would not be bought. Preserved among the videotape footage that may be used as bribery evidence against a number of members of Congress, there is a special moment in which Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD) tells the undercover agents, in effect, to take their sting and stick it. Pressler, according to law enforcement sources was the one approached member of Congress who flatly refused to consider financial favors in exchange for legislative favors, as suggested by undercover agents posing as Arabs. At the time he said he was not aware that he was doing anything quite so heroic.[9]

      In an overall review of the Abscam cases, Judge J. Pratt had the highest praise for Senator Pressler. “Pressler, particularly, acted as citizens have a right to expect their elected representatives to act. He showed a clear awareness of the line between proper and improper conduct, and despite his confessed need for campaign money, and despite the additional attractiveness to him of the payment offered, he nevertheless refused to cross into impropriety.”


  55. 222 anniebella
    October 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    FLOTUS is coming on Nightline in a few minutes. I am getting away from the polls B.S. for awhile and going to see FLOTUS.

  56. 223 Dudette
    October 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    A little perspective: citizens of Haiti reading “first world problems.”

  57. 225 sabreen60
    October 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm

  58. 226 desertflower
    October 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

    This is some serious goodness, right here!


  59. 228 hopefruit2
    October 9, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I love my President.

  60. 229 anniebella
    October 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Just watch the first part of FLOTUS interview on Nightline, part two tomorrow night. I alsowatch the O’s beat the Yanks 3-2. Series tied 1-1, off to New York. I’m going to try to stay up long enough to listen to POTUS.

  61. October 9, 2012 at 12:29 am

    The President just arrived on stage. For the night owls…

  62. 235 desertflower
    October 9, 2012 at 12:29 am


    Finally, he said that with all of that, he would grow the economy enough to shrink and eventually eliminate the deficit—without raising taxes on anyone. And he claimed that there are several studies proving he can fulfill all of these conflicting promises—even though he refuses to provide any specific tax proposals beyond a broad tax cut.

    There is no study proving that Romney can do what he promised, and among his lies is his description of editorials in the Wall Street Journal as “studies” of his plan. The most complete and unrefuted study of his claims remains the Tax Policy Center’s bipartisan report on the Romney plan, which shows that there is simply no way to pay for his $5 trillion, across-the-board tax cut without raising taxes on the middle class. None of the alternative studies he has cited proves otherwise—and some of them actually amass additional evidence that he is wrong.

    Undoubtedly he knows all that. He knows that eliminating the estate tax, a mainstay of his plan, will benefit the rich enormously and almost nobody else.
    He also knows that when he claims economic growth alone will erase the deficit, without raising taxes, he is inventing impossible numbers. As The National Memo’s Howard Hill demonstrated yesterday, the assumptions behind his claims are ridiculous. For the numbers to work, he would have to create not 12 million jobs, as he promised to do by 2016, but 162 million—more than the total current U.S. workforce. Or else the jobs created would have to pay more than $443,000 per year on average, which is even less likely than Rafalca winning the dressage medal at the next Summer Olympics.

    Wrap you heads around those numbers. Stunning Fucking Liar.

  63. October 9, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Andrew Sullivan calls PBO arrogant. I push back at him. he calls me HATER!!

  64. October 9, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Back at ya, Andrew:

  65. 245 anniebella
    October 9, 2012 at 12:59 am

    POTUS said in his speech that Elmo was seen heading for the boarder. Oscar was last seen in the trash can, and who was it he said was seen in a white suburban? All trying to hide from the big hammer of Mitt Romney. It was funny. I might not have it exactly like POTUS said but it was funny.

  66. 250 Sharon
    October 9, 2012 at 1:05 am

    So did C-Span but it came back after he left the stage. Must not have stuck around long because they were still playing “We Take Care of Our Own” Hopefully C-Span will have the whole thing in its rerun.

  67. 254 Tally
    October 9, 2012 at 1:08 am


    • 255 anniebella
      October 9, 2012 at 1:16 am

      I agree Tally, what kind of example has this set for our kids. As long as you are a good liar, just ask long as you are aggressive, forceful, you show style, you can get away with lying your ass off, and the media and cable pundits will declare you a winner. You’re not a winner in my book. Because the truth matter more than anything else. I can do without cable pundits, the sorry ass media, and fixed polls.

      • 256 anniebella
        October 9, 2012 at 1:22 am

        Let’s say I agree President wasn’t that good, but why focus so much on the President not having his A game, and not focus on Mitt Romney lying. Who committed the biggest sin? Not being at your best or lying your ass off to the American people.

        • 257 anniebella
          October 9, 2012 at 1:33 am

          President Obama not bringing his A game to the debate, I still can trust him. But can you honestly say you can still trust a liar, someone who have lied to you? But it didn’t seem to bother the media and the pundits. They declare a LIAR a winner.

          • 258 Tally
            October 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

            If your enemy insists on setting himself on fire, GET OUT OF HIS WAY. That’s what PBO did. I’m FINE with that.

            • 259 Puddin'
              October 9, 2012 at 3:58 am

              Tally, I say the same…mitt stood up there talking fast, saying nothing (but lies)…eyes blinking wildly and waving his hands…sweating like a pig…thinking he was looking presidential…he looked like a damn fool or someone on drugs!

    • 261 theo67
      October 9, 2012 at 1:22 am

      That’s the most sickening part of the media’s behavior – and Romney, too. He has grandkids who are learning from his example.

      • 262 99ts
        October 9, 2012 at 1:47 am

        He has already taught his sons to be replicas – they will teach the grandchildren – I doubt Mitt spends much time with them – if you were a child – would you want to spend time with Mitt?

    • 264 Tally
      October 9, 2012 at 1:34 am

      I hate when I’m spelling fail. Sleep is needed.

    • 265 Obama Grandmama
      October 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      It seems to me that if “performance” counts more than substance and truth in a debate and we use debates to pick a President that we are measuring wrong and would likely get a wrong result.

      • 266 Tally
        October 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Not only that – Romney was a hyper manic sweaty spastic mess who acted like a spoiled desperate toddler on speed throwing a tantrum. Was everyone else taking LSD or something?

  68. October 9, 2012 at 1:08 am


  69. 275 Bill R.
    October 9, 2012 at 1:13 am

  70. 276 amk for obama
    October 9, 2012 at 1:13 am

  71. October 9, 2012 at 1:30 am

  72. 288 4morefor44
    October 9, 2012 at 1:40 am

    ladies and gentleman…the president of united states:

  73. October 9, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Given some DM’s I’ve received, I just want folk to know @Our4thEstate didn’t stop following them (you) – Twitter did that to me, us.

    Making the most of the next 28 days, to whatever extent I can contribute, is my only objective.


  74. 298 Tally
    October 9, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Here’s whats going to happen:

    Thursday: VP Biden will call out Ryan regarding the New MODERATE (psycho) Romney who had 14 different NEW condradictory (some even Obama’s) positions. Ryan will be forced to say, “I AM NOT ROMNEY”, distancing himself and making the ticket look weak and stupid. Like Fredo.

    Then PBO will ask Romney where are his views THIS week, since he’s changed his mind so many times. Romney will say, “nuh uh” like the spoiled toddler he is. Obama will bring up one or all of what Romney said this week – or compare whatever view Romney has at the next debate with what he said at the first one. The best part of being a serial liar, is they can never keep up with their own reality before they fall through the holes.

    Romney fell through his own holes the first debate. Most of us saw it. We also saw Obama get out of the way and LET HIM. PBO will actually point it out to everyone including the media next round. Hopefully they will also see it, and won’t have to be led by the hand or beat over the head too much.

    • October 9, 2012 at 2:17 am

      Realistic synopsis, Tally. No surprise given that it’s coming from you.


    • 300 Obama Grandmama
      October 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      My thoughts are this next debate with PBO is the townhall where the President is answering questions from the audience so am not sure how in his face he can be. The foreign policy debate sounds more like one he can address like in your scenario.

  75. 301 4morefor44
    October 9, 2012 at 2:09 am

    so this week has been another good example of the need for limiting online time and the various places to visit. what sites are left that are worth visiting anymore? i have just a few now:

    1. Here, although some people who fill the comment sections with chicken little-ism are making it increasingly difficult.
    2. the people’s view is consistently good and the comments are highly moderated, which is good.
    3. smarty pants is always good and interesting.
    4. for me, PoliticsUSA has become a go-to place, especially anything from jason easley. all the writers are good, but he really stands out to me.

    I don’t really know any others anymore. dailykos occasionally has something and i know some good people here post there, but overall not worth it to me. balloon juice is all over the map and too much of a clique-y scene for me and yet another “former republican” lecturing me, a life-long democrat, on what it means to be a liberal. that’s probably enough since we all should be hitting the streets or data entry points more rather than reading blogs, but are there any other sites of sanity in this age of obama derangement syndrome?

  76. October 9, 2012 at 2:10 am

    PBO just arrived at his hotel downtown and that’s a wrap.

  77. October 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

  78. October 9, 2012 at 2:20 am

    • 305 4morefor44
      October 9, 2012 at 2:32 am

      that is so it, bob. perfectly stated. we’ll never be able to compete with slave wages, since well, by very definition they’re slaves! slaves don’t own homes. slaves don’t pay for their kids college tuition. slaves don’t by products at stores since they have no money, since again by definition, they’re freakin slaves! why is this so hard for middle class voters to understand?!? trickle down doesn’t work, never has never will:

  79. 306 amk for obama
    October 9, 2012 at 2:28 am

  80. October 9, 2012 at 2:36 am

  81. October 9, 2012 at 4:06 am

    SAN FRANCISCO – O.J. Simpson jokes are apparently now fair game in presidential politics.

    President Obama invoked the former NFL star acquitted of murder Monday night during a fundraiser here during a riff about Sesame Street characters on the run from Mitt Romney seeking to cut federal funding from public broadcasting.

    “Elmo has been seen in a white Suburban,” Obama said. “He’s driving for the border.”

    Simpson, of course, traveled in a white Ford Bronco, not a Chevrolet Suburban, during his infamous 1994 low-speed chase through Los Angeles.

    Obama’s late-night fundraising pitch also included his first on-camera rebuttal to Romney’s latest foreign policy address, delivered more than 12 hours earlier in Virginia.

    “Gov. Romney, he has a different view,” Obama said. “He said it’s tragic to end the war in Iraq. In a speech today he doubled down on that belief. He said ending the war was a mistake. I disagree. Bringing our troops home was the right thing to do.”

    Earlier Monday, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told reporters on a conference call arranged by the campaign that Romney’s speech was “very shallow.”

    And while Obama didn’t repeat his Sunday night joke about his lousy debate performance, he did make a reference to the legion of unsolicited advice he has received since his Denver effort.

     “Listen, you know, after the debate I had a bunch of folks come to me and say, ‘Don’t be so polite, don’t be so nice,’” Obama said. “But, but, I want everybody to understand something. What was being presented wasn’t leadership, it was salesmanship.” 

  82. 311 Believe Again
    October 9, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I seriously do not know what all this talk about debate and polls is all about. Even if President Obama had walked on stage and Mitt Romney had walked over to him and physically knocked him out so that he was lying helplessly on the floor of that stage, I will not allow myself to be reactive but control the narrative. This is what everyone who posts on this site must do until the election!

    There will be good days and bad days but our collective attitudes will help everyone through.
    It is too late in the game now to allow discouraged members to come to this site and depress everyone else. I have just literally been scrolling past any comments that has debate or poll information in it. (To me it is irrelevant). It has made catching up real fast too.

    There were 2 things I was 100% sure of going into this election
    The first is that President Barack Obama is a good man, with a strong heart for the people and not easily intimidated, by republicans in congress, the media, the democrats in congress, not even by the chance that he may lose this election.

    President Barack Hussein Obama will continue to be who he is and I do not care what happens in his next 2 meetings with the holder of the Guinness World Record for Most Lies told in political discuss, I will be matching forward. Whatever happens let us get ahead of the narrative. We already know what these people are going to do and yet always seem to be surprised every time they do it?? “Puzzling”

    The second thing is that the real enemy was not the republicans but actually the media- These people believe they were responsible for President Obama’s win in 2008 and he has not paid them their due by sucking up and kissing their shoes as homage. There are few media types that can be trusted Martin Bashir, Rev Al and the like the exception because they have been consistent. All others have not been and for that reason alone, they should be avoided as much as possible.
    This way people are better able to remain positive until Nov 6. There is no room for demoralization folks, it is the last lap before the sprint to the finish on this distant race and discouragement does more harm at this point than good.

    Every one took it for granted that the President will knock it out the park in the last dodgy encounter with the Guinness World Record Holder but with President Obama, past experience has thought me not to project on him how he should act and just take it as I see it and I find with that I am never disappointed but accept totally who he is.

    And yes folks like the rest of us, he too is very HUMAN.

    Instead of moaning about how you think he did start with the reason why you are supporting this president! Push back on anyone who is peddling the nonsense, then tell them why you are supporting this president. Fill the airwaves with your support and let us see how long the naysayers will last especially when their efforts to demoralize and discourage is not working.

    This is my very long 2 cents 🙂

    • October 9, 2012 at 5:19 am

      Very well stated, thanks!

      My two cents: Lower Unemployment, Big Bird, and Lies – rinse, shake, repeat.

    • October 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

      My 2 cents, if the President loses, and I dint think he will, but if he does lose, he might be ok but we will not. Not with Bush squared as President.
      The American public is stupid, for some reason, both sides of the media is working overtime to defeat this President.
      Yea, the media does have that power, but I am sure Robney will have stuff to answer for in the next 28 days. The media lives to test down both sides, frankly, I guess it’s the Presidents turn.

      • October 9, 2012 at 6:26 am

        Jovie, as I state before, the meme on November 7th from the media and GOP will be “Obama didn’t win it, Romney lost.” Put it in the books!

        • October 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

          I agree! The fact remains, they are really digging for shit.
          For example: when the GOP starts complaining about polls and the media, I know a big shift is on the way… Has nothing to do with gains made, just republicans playing the Refs. For some reason, they can do that, we cannot.
          Just listen to the cherry picking of state polls, the enthusiasm likely voter model in a presidential year, the crazed talking point of MSNBainC Obama lost the debate, etc.

  83. October 9, 2012 at 5:10 am

    The death penalty for Kids??

  84. 317 susanne
    October 9, 2012 at 5:44 am

    huge headline on huffypuffy–‘mitt romney’s bain made millions on big tobacco’
    and this is the guy the rethugs think should be president???? this guy??????????????

    ‘ As the Soviet Union splintered in the early-1990s, Sushovan Ghosh packed his colleagues into a van and chugged across the collapsing nation, hitting depressed towns and famished cities, busted up factories and lonely kiosks. In each ragged destination, they stopped long enough to interview cigarette smokers.

    Ghosh plied the citizenry with free cigarettes and, sometimes, McDonald’s hamburgers.

    They were pursuing a lucrative target: determining what Russian smokers wanted out of a cigarette — specifically, a Western cigarette. “We had to develop a brand the Russians would smoke,” Ghosh explained to The Huffington Post. For one study, they interviewed more than 1,000 smokers. “We stopped the bus and offered them cigarettes. And they all queued.”

    Ghosh’s work for cigarette companies was chaotic, unbridled and, ultimately, deadly. To Mitt Romney and his colleagues at Bain & Co., it was a chance to rake in money. Ghosh said he reported directly to Romney, who was excited about the Russian market. “He was my boss,” Ghosh said.

    At the time, Romney was CEO of Bain & Co., the Boston-based consulting firm that launched his white-collar career and led him into the high-stakes world of corporate buyouts. Although Romney’s activities helming the private equity giant Bain Capital have drawn significant attention, his role at Bain & Co. has received almost no public scrutiny. A Huffington Post investigation into Bain’s tobacco work found that the consulting firm helped Philip Morris increase its revenues in the U.S., and aided two other tobacco titans as they vied to move forcefully into the Russian market.
    Bain’s Russian business wasn’t about family-friendly products. Those deals were about cigarettes. And that work sent Bain into the shadows of the post-Soviet economy -– including helping to orchestrate anonymous, convoluted cash transactions to keep major deals hidden from regulators and competitors. It was part of a free-for-all that involved wholesale looting of major industries, as Western technocrats helped facilitate the transfer of Russia’s wealth into the hands of a few oligarchs. That set in motion a populist backlash that helped sweep Vladimir Putin into power, giving the Kremlin dominance over a country Romney has lately called our “number one geopolitical enemy.” ‘

    (i won’t link–you know where it is)

  85. 319 Cha
    October 9, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Something TOD FAM Needs to see if already has not been posted.. from Kevin Drum at Mother Jones.


    “Here’s how things would have gone if liberals had their fair share of hacks. Obviously Obama wasn’t at his best on Wednesday. But when the debate was over that wouldn’t have mattered. Conservatives would have started crowing about how well Romney did. Liberals would have acknowledged that Obama should have confronted Romney’s deceptions more forcefully, but otherwise would have insisted that Obama was more collected and presidential sounding than the hyperactive Romney and clearly mopped the floor with him on a substantive basis. News reporters would then have simply reported the debate normally: Romney said X, Obama said Y, and both sides thought their guy did great. By the next day it would barely be a continuing topic of conversation, and by Friday the new jobs numbers would have buried it completely.”


    I was trying like I know others were to mnimized the tidal wave of nausea coming from the left and the right over Wed debate.

    • October 9, 2012 at 6:25 am

      The media has buried the jobless numbers, they are still in the debate shit with old polls right after the debate.
      Apparently, now jobs don’t matter???

    • 321 amk for obama
      October 9, 2012 at 6:39 am

      egg.sack.lee. If the left had kept its shit together and behaved in a partisan manner just like the thugs, the pundtwits and msm shills wouldn’t have anything to go on. And 2 days later, the job reports would have been the ‘talk of the town’.

      The left never has the back of its leaders (oh no, we are not in lock-step-mentality like the right self-righteousness / In all fairness, the other side has a point since we are oh so reasonable smarminess / oh, we have the exclusive right to ‘the reality’ arrogance). And then they bitch and moan and whine 24×7 how their leaders are “ignoring them” when they start moving to the center and right to get the fucking votes they need.

      No wonder the left are called the eternal losers.

    • 322 dotster3
      October 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

      That was the point I tried to make yesterday—–it would have been a whole different ballgame had Dems—-from all corners—-not piled on. As I said, it wouldn’t have been that hard to back Obama—–his answers were sane and smart—–and he didn’t lie!—–while Romney was manic and lying and coming up with all kinds of brand new policies which were the opposite of everything he had said to that point. There would have been no clear declared winner, a theme that spread throughout the media and repeated until it became fact—–aided by Obama supporters, which was baffling to me. And as I’m typing there is Eugene Robinson saying Romney didn’t lie in the debate, Obama did poorly, Romney was more impressive—–as Morning Joe gloats about the mittmentum.

  86. October 9, 2012 at 7:50 am

    the high court in arguments Wednesday will weigh whether to limit or even rule out taking race into account in college admissions.

  87. 324 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    All this talk about having Obama’s back—-many Dems didn’t. And it has changed the whole dynamic of the election, all the talking points.

  88. 325 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Big Bird!

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Don’t like as an Obama Ad sorry president obama I love you but not fix for a president ad it ok as a diversion but, I wish the TV ads from Obama will seriously nail Romney for his lies. Let the Obama team play with Big bird not the President.

  89. 327 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

    All network morning shows opening with “Mitt Romney surging into the lead”. Today has John McCain on to discuss this in depth, CBS has Guiliani, ABC is just using their own anti-Obama reporter, Jake Tapper.

  90. 328 Grab a Mop Grace
    October 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Why are we still talking about this effing debate?

    This Romney guy is still the guy who insulted the Brits, is hiding millions (or billions) offshore, has no use for 47% of the country, has NO CLUE wtf he is talking about when it comes to foreign policy, wants to voucherize Medicare and thinks corporations are people. Oh, and has surrounded himself with Bushies.
    Why the f@*K is this guy even polling in the 40s?

    American People and American Media are EFFING IDIOTS.

    We don’t deserve a President as gifted as the one we are blessed with right now.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    • 329 joyce
      October 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

      You are so right.

    • 330 99ts
      October 9, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Thank you Grab a Mop Grace – TOD is where we go for all the positives about the President – the negatives are not of much use.

      Meanwhile – your name reminds me of my wonderful Mom – whenever anyone was miserable or depressed or worried she would drag out a mop, bucket and scrubbing brush and announce that scrubbing floors was a cure for everything – you got so tired nothing else mattered. Not sure if it was true – but her floors were always sparkling – and it sure made me be chirpy when I was a child – just to avoid having to scrub floors.

  91. 331 dotster3
    October 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    “Charles” Todd, as he wished to be called at the beginning of his career, is now blabbing about a 20 point enthusiasm gap! between the 2 parties. And now he mentions, which he didn’t before, that pre-debate Repubs were really concerned about an Obama landslide, losing a majority of down ticket races and the House etc. Funny, he never said anything like that at the time.

  92. 332 1jam4pbo
    October 9, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Good Morning TOD-ville,

    Yes, here we go again.Let’s get it on Now Right Now. They want a Fight let’s give it to them.

    Get UP! Stand UP! Fight for WHO you believe in. We will not Falter, we will not Waiver, we will not sit quietly by and allow them to steal our Future and the Future of our Children.

    You knew this was coming so all we have to do now is Push and Push back regardless of who it is. Push Back is what we will do today and Big Up our GUYS. Please.

    I will do my part with Text and E-mail. If I could afford it I would be by your side in the US.

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

      good luck with that. I have said day one it’s Obama vs Media/Gop. But all we seem to care about is what the republicans are doing, which is meaningless, The media is the republican power let’s go after the media but it fell on deaf ears.

  93. 334 criquet
    October 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

  94. 335 forus50
    October 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Good morning everyone!! I’ve been on vacation in Paris and now catching up on politics. I saw POTUS in the debate the night before I left and he looked and sounded lethargic and without his usual charisma and fighting spirit that he has on the campaign trail. But reading through comments here and on Twitter it seems all a bit overblown if all of this is about the meaningless national polls. Or did the swing state polls change? I haven’t seen any of those but haven’t read through everything yet.

    Still can’t figure out why POTUS was not “engaged in the debate”. LOL, he looked like he was at a joint press conference with a foreign leader and no one gave him the translator ear piece.

  95. October 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Chuck Todd just said, why is the President keep talking about the debate? It’s the media. Omg!
    Mind fucking us all!

    • 337 forus50
      October 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

      No. The Obama campaign just released a Big Bird ad. WTH? dumb.

      • 338 anniebella
        October 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

        So if President Obama never mention Big Bird, the media and cable pundits would let the talk about the debate go. I don’t believe that one bit. I have no problem with them mentioning Big Bird. He should talk about the lies Romney told in that debate. And I am one who don’t think the President was as bad as the media seem to convince everyone he was.

        • 339 anniebella
          October 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

          Remember this alot of kids grew up watching Sesame Street. Mothers ( women )have let their kids watch Sesame Street. I watch it when I was younger. Oscar the Grouch was my favorite, but now it’s Elmo.

  96. 341 forus50
    October 9, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I am sure there will be a lot of “Obama needs to …” on Twitter. I already am thinking that myself as being removed from it for a few days it seems clear to me that Romney succeeded in the debate by being forceful; in fact a bully as most would define it. Sorry to stereotype but I think that the the undecided or female swing voter is looking for a strong decisive leader at this time so I don’t understand why they would release a Big Bird commercial that is both a reminder of the debate and has a playful tone to it. A more serious tone on the success of the administration’s economic turnaround and the GOP’s sick war on women or some ad on a similar serious issue and serious tone is what is needed, imho.

  97. 342 1jam4pbo
    October 9, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Please remember that we were told yesterday that there were going to be changes in some polls and that we would not be happy with how they would be interpreted. So dont continue the conversation they want to have they will still be talking about the debate till thy kingdom come.

    These media people know that romney is not surging. Let us talk about that stupid romney Foreign Policy speech yesterday that have surely cemented the views World leaders have of this idiot.

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