The MSM usually adooooooooores Gallup.

Today? Crickets.

(Whisper it …. Gallup say unemployment has fallen from 10% to 7.3% in 2 years)

PS I have absolutely no clue how accurate Gallup’s unemployment figures are, they’re an organization I don’t trust very much – the point is that Gallup are taken very seriously by the media when it suits, but there’s not much reporting of this today. Hey, go figure 😉


Meanwhile…. Fountain, Colorado today:

Thank you Donna

Let’s stay together 😉

163 Responses to “Sssssh…..”

  1. 1 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Missed today Clerk class training

    • 2 Cman
      October 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      DAMN YOU meddling proudmemberofglobalzero. I’ll get you and that little dog too.

    • 4 callmecarol2
      October 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      I’m so mad at the Obama campaign, I’m coming unglued. I got an email telling me I have donated 0 to their campaign. But I have donated $271 to them. Guess that’s nothing to them. I’ve also been making phone calls weekly through OFA.WY to Colorado. I’m so mad I’m not going to do any more until they apologize.

      • 5 Puddin'
        October 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        Perhaps (obviously) there has been a error made on their part…find out what happened (if you haven’t already) before you get “so mad”.

      • October 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

        Huh? Obviously a mistake Carol – contact them, they’ll sort it out. A very angry comment for only about your fifth ever comment on the blog??

      • 10 elo4obama/biden
        October 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        It could be the email address you’re set up under. I’ve had the dccc send letters, saying I have not made in donations for the year,but I have. I realize I get emails at work, but usually contribute under my “main” personal email. Anyway…I ain’t mad at em. One day I’ll even correct it. Keep up the awesome job of volunteering and donating. After all we’re really doing all of this for ourselves.

        I remember in 2008 I contributed a whole $5.00 and a few of hours of my time. Boy! I was fully invested with the president winning, and achieving his agenda. I know our work will not be done come post Nov 7th! After we elect PBO and give Nancy the gavel, keep the senate, there will be much work to be done. I know many of us look to rest after the president serves this second term, but there will still be work to be done. I may not love the 2016 president and administration so much, but I know I’ll have to continue my envolvement. I just think President Obama will be so proud. Citizen envolvement in our politics has been the most powerful part of ” the age of Obama.”

        • 11 sachet
          October 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

          The thing is, if they have the poster registered as given 0, they would not have a reason to send the poster any email, except to ask for a donation. They don’t send e-mails just to tell someone they have donated 0..

          • 12 callmecarol2
            October 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm

            Yes they were asking for a donation, but why give money when it’s not recorded in my name? It’s not like I have any extra laying around. I make phone calls every week to Colorado from OFA.WY. Been doing it since July. How many do that for some one they don’t care about re-electing?

      • 13 Elle in MI
        October 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm

        I received a similar email, but it was from DCCC, it’s easy to mix up the emails. Check it again, it’s might not be from the campaign, it may be from the DCCC or other organization. Also, it could be because of different email addresses. Know matter what the reason for your receiving this email, please know that the campaign appreciates all that you do, but sometimes errors may occur.

      • 14 anniebella
        October 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        No, No, No that is not the way to look at this callmecarol2. There is a bigger picture here, where we have to look at. Someone probably made a mistake, but put aside the hurt feelings for now. Our number one goal is to re-elect President Obama. They can call me whatever they want as long as we get President Obama re-elected. Hurt feelings, they will be alot more hurt if that liar Romney is elected, think about that.

      • 15 nathkatun7
        October 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        I am sorry to sound insensitive, but what you are saying doesn’t sound plausible to me. I’ve been donating to the Obama campaign and I’ve never gotten an e-mail telling me how much I donated in total. By my account, My total donation so far is $510, but that’s spread out in the amounts of individual donations that range from $10-$50.The only e-mails I get are those thanking me after I make a donation and the amount I donated in each particular instance. For example, following the debate, I donated $30 to the campaign through 3 of TOD fund raisers, for $10 each. I got three e-mails from OFA thanking me for the donation and urging me to become a fund raiser. But I’ve never received an e-mail telling me the total donation I made to the campaign. That’s why I am puzzled why the campaign would send you an e-mail saying that you donated 0. Unless, of course, your recent donation ended with a 0. For example you may have donated $50 and the e-mail made a typing error by leaving out 5 and reporting 0. In any case, before being mad and going public with this did you make an effort to contact OFA -may be even your “OFA.WY” to find out if this was a mistake?

        • 16 callmecarol2
          October 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

          Well I did from Anne Marie. It gave my account number, total amount donated . But oh who cares? It’s nothing to be mad about. Why care?

        • 17 Pamela
          October 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

          Just to add my tuppence: I also receive emails from OFA, even from FLOTUS and POTUS, and Joe, specifying how much my total donations have been, and asking if I can go ALL IN, to make it to the max. For a while, close to the end of the primaries, I had several of these, which I knew for sure were way off, and actually way low! But every other day or so, a new one would come with an adjusted amount and asking me to donate the balance to the max. I could only reach the max in the primary, won’t be able to for the general. I do believe, however, that purchases from the Store do not seem to count into the total: I spend a LOT of money in the store, and give away most of the stuff I buy as a way of raising enthusiasm for the campaign. Believe me, IT REALLY WORKS! “Those People (VOTERS) just l.o.v.e to get free stuff! 😆 and I LOVE to give it away!

          • 18 nathkatun7
            October 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

            Can you please share a copy of your e-mail that states the total. Apparently, I’ve been left out of the loop!

            • 19 nathkatun7
              October 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

              By the way here is a copy of the e-mail I routinely get whenever I contribute:

              “Dear Nathan,

              Thank you for your generous donation of $10.00.

              This campaign would not be possible without supporters like you.

              You can create your own grassroots fundraising page for 2012, too. Click here to
              get started:


              Thank you again for your generosity,

              Obama for America

              If you want I can post dozens of these e-mails. Not one of them ever mentions how much total money I’ve donated to the campaign.

      • 20 anniebella
        October 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        callmecarol2, Please get over it. We have a much bigger goal here, and that is to re-elect President Obama. I imagine some error was made here. But as I said we have to look at the bigger picture here. Relax, take it easy and get back on the battle field please. Everyone help is appreciated, and you know POTUS would tell you that.

      • 21 sachet
        October 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

        The Pres. Obama campaign does not mention how much you donated, they might ask for donations, but they do not throw it up in your face how much you donated. Is this a gag post? Your post is suspect.

  2. 22 Cman
    October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    YAY! First!

  3. 23 Marsha
    October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Am I first

  4. 24 Pamela
    October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Yay, proud!

  5. 25 Pamela
    October 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    4 For 4 @ 4:34! Nicely done everyone! Check this out, Chips! How fun!

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      October 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      I see U, Pamela! Almost! 😆 😆 Congrats to all 4 of you! (Push your neck foot out a little further, faster next time, P. 😉 )

  6. October 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    good afternoon. so enjoy all of you and the information you provide

  7. 31 Pamela
    October 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Forget whispering: this is going to be viral on FB and Twitter!

  8. 34 57andfemale
    October 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I tweeted this this morning. Ain’t it grand?

  9. 35 Vicki Green
    October 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The dropping UE numbers are great news. So is the news that the national debt has shrunk significantly in the past 3 years.

    We, who admire our President and are working for his re-election, have to get the good news out, somehow, because, FOR SURE the MSM is not going to mention the improved economy if they can help it. They are much more interested in beating up PBO for a debate that is long since Over!!

  10. 36 dotster3
    October 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Jonathan Capehart—–Triple Sigh!!! Again! All he’s doing is slamming Dems for being concerned about the election, and calling the debate a “terrible, terrible debate”, neither of which is helpful in the least. Can’t he ever find anything over there on the Repub side, anything about Romney or Ryan, to criticize? He’s always off—–way off target, says all the wrong things. Grrrrrrr.

    • 37 Linda
      October 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Julian Epstein brought up the debate also…

      Complaining and whining 7 days…… I bet the ratings at MSNBC plummet.

      • 38 Puddin'
        October 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        I’m sure MSNBC’s ratings have plummet because everytime they mention that damn debate I turn to another channel…I would rather watch reruns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 39 utaustinliberal
      October 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      You’re being very unfair. I watched that segment with Capehart on Bashir Live and he told Democrats who are freaking out to chill the fuck out. He said that Pres. Obama has been leading for months in a very close race and just because he had a bad night does not mean Democrats should abandon ship. He also called out Ann Romney for her comments about Pres. Obama and for basically failing in being Romney’s secret weapon. Capehart did not slam Democrats. He basically channeled what Pres. Obama said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show by telling Democrats to stop their chicken littling and grow a backbone.

      I’ve been observing your personal rants about Capehart and I have to say you give a very one sided commentary about his appearances on multiple shows. You don’t tell the full story or relay his full comments in complete context. You cherry pick his words to make him come off worse than he is. Yes he isn’t 100% perfect and sometimes his analysis can be frustrating but you have done him a grave disservice in the way you malign all his media appearances.

      I watched him today and what you said about his appearance is 100% wrong and grossly unfair.

    • 45 57andfemale
      October 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      On a slow news day, he talks about PBO’s choice of suits. God.

  11. 47 dudette9t9
    October 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Whisper! This should be SHOUTED TO THE ROOFTOPS!!!!!

    • 48 dudette9t9
      October 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      make that “TO AND FROM THE ROOFTOPS” 😀

      • 49 HZ
        October 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

        Dudette9t9, let us continue to make the shouts loud and clear to the Rooftops!!

        We will keep our hands on the wheels and keeping PRESSING On to bring POB/VPBiden to a glorious victory.

        We start with keeping them in the Oval Office for another term.

        Give them a Majority House to work with in their second term.
        Make sure they keep a solid and majority in the Senate.

        Make sure we re-elect POB/Biden so we can make sure that we get those Judicial Appointments/Supreme Court/Federal etc.

        My offer will still be humbly submitted to help us get over the finish line.

        Please 4 beautiful $4.50 donations per day for the next 27 days. We Can Do This.(((Thanks so much))))


    • 51 Puddin'
      October 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      dudette9t9 I “shout to the rooftops” to keep from destroying TV…most of the know-it-all folks make me crazy!

  12. 52 Linda
    October 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Had to turn Martin off again…. Capehart…ugh

    • 53 utaustinliberal
      October 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      See my comment to Dotster. You and her have done Capehart a grave disservice. He’s not 100% perfect in his analysis but the way you and Dotster malign him and misrepresent his commentary everyday is beyond the pale and grossly unfair. I watched him today as I have in the past and what you and Dotster say about his appearances is 99.9% wrong.

      • 54 Linda
        October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        I don’t like him generally…..

        • 55 utaustinliberal
          October 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

          That says a lot about you not him. You might not like him but misrepresenting his appearances and his commentary and getting people riled up on TOD is grossly unfair. Your commentary should be truthful not 99.9% lies.

          • 56 dotster3
            October 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm

            Everyone has a right to their opinions. And yours might not always be the correct one. That was my honest perception of his appearance. And every time he appears I find his commentary sorely lacking. My opinion, same value as yours.

            • 57 utaustinliberal
              October 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

              I have no problem with your opinion. You are entitled to it. My problem is that you do not tell the full truth about his appearances on MSNBC. You cherry pick his words and commentary and do not talk about everything he said during his appearances. You come on TOD, misrepresent him and get people riled up. That’s grossly unfair.

            • 60 yardarm756
              October 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

              Ya’ll need to get over this shit. Capehart is what he is. Time to move on. We have bigger fish to fry.

  13. 68 dudette9t9
    October 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Photo Gallery: Babies, Tots, Tweens & Teens Love Barack

  14. October 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    So just curious but how does Gallup figure out the unemployment rate? And why is it much lower than 7.8– posted on Friday?

    • October 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      I haven’t a clue Forus, but if my memory serves me right – and it usually doesn’t 😕 – they often reported an unemployment figure higher than the official one, which the media always gleefully reported. Whether this one is accurate or not, it just makes me smile that it’s getting so little media attention.

      • 71 forus50
        October 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

        Thanks. I didn’t know they normally reported it. Interesting!

      • 72 FoxfireTX
        October 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

        Nope, not usually higher, just seems to precede the BLS. I was not surprised at the 7.8% UE number because it had been below 8% on Gallup for 10 days before the release of the BLS numbers. BUT Gallup uses a very small sample size compared to BLS so there is much more fluctuation in their numbers. I check it every day to just to track trends rather than the actual number.

    • 74 57andfemale
      October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      They include it in their survey in some way. It is far less scientific than the official surveys but they were spot-on last month.

    • 75 Nena20409
      October 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Last Friday, their UE index was at 7.6%. Now after their further analysis it is at 7.3%? I wonder if this new number is with 386K jobs that are currently missing in the Sept UE numbers? BLS will adjust that in Jan 2013.

  15. 76 xtine
    October 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    American Psycho:

    “There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.”

    That’s Mitt Romney. He’s an abstraction. He’s simply not there.

    He’s scamming naive voters with lies and a handshake, just like every corporate CEO who’s strong, smiling, well-groomed public persona barely disguises the fact that he’s poisoned the oceans with PCBs, or refused to recall a dangerous car, or bundled crappy mortgages, or marketed in credit default swaps.


  16. 77 dudette9t9
    October 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    ‘The Big Chief’ Calls Home (President Obama phone interview with The Tom Joyner Morning Show – syndicated radio show) – aired Oct 9
    Transcript and link to audio here: http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/top-news/big-chief-calls-home

  17. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    October 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    FLOTUS Rocks!

  18. 87 dudette9t9
    October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Westage Resorts CEO Threatens Layoffs if President Obama is Re-Elected

    David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, sent an email to his employees warning them of layoffs if President Barack Obama is re-elected this upcoming November.

    Siegel sent the email to over 6,000 employees, he wrote, “The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same presidential administration.”

    The billionaire, who says he is responsible for the election of President Bush is standing by the email, saying he’s not a bully.

    Rumors circulated that the letter was fake but various news outlets confirmed with Siegel that it was real; although parts of the email are copied from a chain-letter that has frequented email circulations for many years.

    Read the full email [in the article]

  19. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Crowd singing at FLOTUS rally today 😉

    • October 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      Absolutely love it Donna, tweeted!! Thank you!

      • 94 globalcitizenlinda
        October 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        I hope Fountain Colorado can start a trend where we rock – too bad we did not think of this yesterday when POTUS was at OSU. It would have reverbrated throughout OSU Campus and the city of Columbus with 15,000 in attendance

    • 95 debz
      October 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Can you imagine anyone at a Romney (Ann or Mitt) rally singing? LOL Obama supporters are The Best!

      • 96 dudette9t9
        October 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        Truly! It was like that in the theatre where my sis and I watched the President’s speech at the DNC. One giant lovefest!

        • 97 debz
          October 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

          You are so lucky to have seen him speak!! From a distanced , TV, it does appear that all his rallies are lovefests.So wonderful.

          • 98 dudette9t9
            October 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

            Oh no, we didn’t see him in person. We watched him on a screen too, it just happened to be in a theatre in downtown Charlotte.
            We had stadium tickets for that day, but, remember, the whole day’s activites were moved out of the stadium into the MUCH smaller convention center due to threatened thunderstorms. Only delegates and VIPs got to see the speeches in person that Friday. We watched it in one of the many venues that the OFA set up all across town to accomodate those us who had stadium nosebleed seats. We still partied hard — like he WAS in the room with us. It was a blast! 🙂

    • 99 4morefor44
      October 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      wow! that’s a fired up crowd for our first lady! our crowds and our president are all great at singing, and meanwhile miss ann gets this:

      you can just see the jealousy when miss ann talks about our first family. she has to know the difference deep-down being a woman and mother. i bet she’s never in her life been truly “satisfied” if you know what mean. there i said it! explains a lot though….;)

    • October 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      SSSWWEEEEEEEEETT!! Yes, let’s stay together!!

  20. 102 dotster3
    October 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Driving around today I see that the Catholic churches have handed out “Vote Pro Life” yard signs to all their members. They’re everywhere. Grrrrrrr. I’m debating with myself about saying something to my neighbors who are sporting the signs. I want to so bad. But I know it would be pointless and probably end badly. There’s so much ignorance in this ——voting against every safety net we have in this country, voting against ——-life. And—–tax exempt, huh?

    • 103 donna dem 4 obama
      October 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      I would ask them exactly what Pro Life vote they’re advocating? Romney just said yesterday that he has no plans to pursue anti-abortion legislation if elected.

      • 104 dotster3
        October 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        That was going to be one of my comments—–about what he told the Des Moines Register—–he’s all A OK with choice now—has reverted back to Massachusetts Mitt and is no longer the Severely Conservative—until his campaign had to come out once again and say he didn’t mean what he said. No way to know the Real Romney. Do you trust him, pro life sign people?

        • 105 donna dem 4 obama
          October 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

          I tell all these Righteous Christian Conservative Republicans that I work with that they are supporting Romney simply because he has a “R” behind his name. I let them know that he is no more of a Severely Social Conservative than I am. He’s the biggest lying, phony ever to run for office. I used to respect these people that voted based on their social conservative views but with them supporting this lyin piece of crap that went right out the window and I don’t hesitate to tell them. They whisper when I come in the lunch room because they no better than to get me started…….Ughhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 106 0388jojothecat
      October 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      If you can make a sign saying “VOTE PRO-LIFE, WORK, COMPASSION, PEACE, –VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN” and put it out on your lawn between all your neighbors.

  21. October 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    A little late, but the media is really starting to slam Robney for Lying.
    It’s about time!

  22. October 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    FOUNTAIN — First Lady Michelle Obama Colorado has taken the stage in praise of President Barack Obama’s character before 1,000 swing-state voters at Fountain Middle School.

    The first lady began her stump speech by praising her husband’s character, saying that was the quality that “truly made (her) fall in love” with President Barack Obama and his “tenderness for women.”

    Michelle Obama is on a two-day campaign swing through the state. A blocks-long line formed before gates opened at 9 a.m. for a free public rally at Fountain Middle School’s gymnasium, where people were crammed into the small Dean Fleischauer Activity Center, which later this month will host a kids kickboxing tournament.

    Obama is expected to also promote early voting. It begins Oct. 22 in Colorado. Mail ballots go out Oct. 15.

    Fountain, a town of about 26,000 about 10 miles south of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, lies near Interstate 25, Fountain Creek and Fort Carson Army Base.


  23. 117 Linda
    October 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Now Dee Dee Myers whining about the debate.

    ENOUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLICK

  24. 126 donna dem 4 obama
    October 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    On a lighter note 😉

    Obama wins by landslide in 7-Eleven coffee cup survey

    To figure out whether President Barack Obama will win re-election, don’t bother consulting costly scientific polls. Just check out the self-serve coffee at your local 7-Eleven convenience store.

    As it has done in every presidential election since 2000, the convenience store chain is selling red and blue to-go coffee cups marked with the names of the major party candidates, as well as regular, unmarked cups for undecided voter in its “7-Election.”

    So far Obama is ahead nationally by a wide 60-40 margin, although more scientific polls have the national race as virtually a dead heat. In the closely contested swing state of Ohio, where both candidates are campaigning heavily this week, the coffee cup poll favors the incumbent 57 to 43, with undecided coffee drinkers excluded.


  25. October 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    If you haven’t read yet, excellent piece by Deaniac on “registered” versus “likely” voters: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/10/ground-game-why-registered-voter.html

  26. 130 globalcitizenlinda
    October 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I do not know if someone has provided the link yet but here is a clip of the interview that PBO did with TJMS and say clearly: “I got this”

    President Barack Obama on the TJMS

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – 5:30am


    • 131 dudette9t9
      October 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      No worries, gcl — I posted it upthread (Big Chief Calls Home), but it didn’t appear anybody noticed it.
      The interview actually took place yesterday. The 5:30 am post on TJMS’ site is a repost without the transcript.

      • 132 globalcitizenlinda
        October 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        Thanks, I just saw your post up thread. I thought it was a very important interview highlighting to people what is at stake and also claming those who are not feeling their best as the MSM beats the “debate-drum” to death

    • 134 cman
      October 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      I hear Jay -Z …is that part of the clip…

      • 135 cman
        October 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

        OMG, I’m just now see hearing this. He quoted that picture! “[Chill the fuck out], I got this!” I’ve been saying this was a strategy and nothing I have seen so far has dissuaded me from that view. This man is a very shrewd politician and did not beat Clinton and become the first African American to be elected president of the U.S.A for nothing. SO everyone with the polls, Obama says…see link.

        Barack Obama: Chill The Fuck Out, I Got This!

        Go ahead, do you Mr. President.

        • 136 EDP4BHO
          October 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

          I’m inclined to agree with you on the strategy. No way PBO didn’t have a plan, even when his opponent went off script and changed his spiel, and when PBO was taking notes, knowing he was taking a chance on not being responsive. He is no one’s dummy.

  27. 137 donna dem 4 obama
    October 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    “I want somebody that says, Hallelujah everytime the unemployment rate drops!!”

  28. 140 utaustinliberal
    October 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I’m pulling a hopefruit (love ya Chica) and saying enough is enough. If you watch politics on TV and come to TOD to write a commentary about a particular pundit’s appearance and commentary then for crying out loud, be honest. You are entitled to your opinion but DON’T cherry pick their words. DON’T misrepresent them just because you may not like them or whatever. Give the full context of their commentary and STOP riling people up on TOD. It is unfair and beyond the pale.

    • 141 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      I agree, UTAL, but I think it’s useless. This has been going on for months and months. Same thing over and over, with the same responses. It’s Pavlonian at this point. Sorta like Groundhog Day. I think PBO would call it getting all “wee-wee’d” up. I think some folks NEED to get wee-wee’d up (and want others to get wee-wee’d up with them) or they don’t feel alive. 😆

      • 142 utaustinliberal
        October 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Your phraseology is hilarious but very apt for exactly what I was trying to get across. I’m like you in that regard PJ. Watch politics. It’s good to know what’s out there. It’s good for us not to bury our heads in the sand but if you are going to do a write up about what this or that pundit said, then for crying out loud DON’T misrepresent them. DON’T give a snippet of what they said just to paint them in a bad light. We know that these pundits do their stuff for money and they don’t get it right 100% of the time but it is unfair to not give the full picture of their comments and instead come on TOD with some hair on fire BS that riles everyone up. It’s annoying, frustrating and serves no purpose.

    • 143 lamh35
      October 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Agree wholeheartedly UT. I have given up watching poli shows since before last week, so I do sadly rely on what I read online or what someone links to for any idea of what was said.

      When people give their opinion as fact it really pisses me off. Because all it does is start an avalache and then you find out later that no that’s NOT what was said. Needless drama that could be used to combat the lies.

      thanks to you and all others who watch the shows so that “we” dont’ have to.

  29. October 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Every Liberal that shows up on MSNBainC says the President should drop the Big Bird comments.
    I thought it was funny.

    • 145 utaustinliberal
      October 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      They know it’s effective that’s why. The Big Bird moment in the debate has seeped into the mainstream and doesn’t play well for Romney when what voters seem to remember is he wants to gut Big Bird and let Wall Street run amok.

    • 147 daisydem
      October 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Mitt Romney brought it up … I think we and he can talk about it if he wishes. The ad … maybe we will have to drop because we have been asked nicely by PBS (or Sesame Street) but to cut it out of the speeches … no, he is just responding to a comment (and a policy by the way) that Romney instigated! That is my opinion.

    • 148 Allison
      October 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Just like they told PBO to drop the Bain comments. The president knows best.

  30. October 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  31. 152 Melanie
    October 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Reminder PBO will be on with Sawyer tonight. WARNIING if you don’t wanna hear about the debate do not watch this interview. Here’s a clip.

    • October 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      9:00 Eastern, I think. Unless it’s divided into parts to be trickled out.

    • October 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      The President must be shaking his head that nearly four years of accomplishment can be wiped out in the minds of many Americans by one “bad” night. He must also wonder just how many lies the American public is prepared to swallow from Mitt Romney. Seven solid days of kvetching.

  32. 155 lamh35
    October 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Booman has a write up of the story of Mitt Romney and the slain ex-Seal who died in the Benghazi attack, that Mitt had been talking about on the stump. Egads, Mitt Romney is a dick. It reads like it just can’t be real, and yet, it truly is. It incorporates the beginning of the story as Romney claimed it and puts together what the friend of the ex-Seal says and you basically come away with it realizing that basically Ann and Mitt crashed some family’s Christmas party and I guess never realized that they were party crashers. It is both the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard and yet it’s obviously so painfully believable that you just cringe.

    Not a Normal Person
    by BooMan

  33. 156 forus50
    October 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I like this guy – he seems a little less “conflicted” than NYT Nate. http://www.cabpolitical.com/electoral-forecast/

  34. 157 lamh35
    October 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Obama Internal Polls Still Show Leads in Swing States

    Major Garrett reports the first batch of Obama internal polls came back from key swing states today and “revealed that Obama was not in free fall, as some feared, but that his support has returned to where it was in July and August.”

    “Internal Obama polling data show that all swing states have tightened up and that Romney is within the margin of error in states like Ohio and Virginia and Florida. It’s now a dogfight across the swing-state battlefield and any sense of pre-debate complacency that some Obama hands feared was creeping into both turnout and fundraising has vanished.”

    Obama to ABC News: “What’s important is the fundamentals of what this race is about haven’t changed.”

  35. October 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm

  36. 161 dudette9t9
    October 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    New ad out:

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