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  1. 1 FoxfireTX
    October 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

    First?

  2. 2 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 11, 2012 at 11:54 am

    True

  3. 3 lamh35
    October 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Gawd I hate to link to Dave Weigel (I think he’s a douche), but this article on Biden is a good one. Seriously, ANY VPDEBATE WORRYWART, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS!. Do yourselves a favor and read the whole thing.

    Can Joe Biden Save Barack Obama? People are underestimating the veep. They shouldn’t

    Today’s vice presidential debate makes us glad of one thing. The phony, irritating, made-for-Twitter era pre-fight “expectation-setting” is over. Republicans won’t even pretend that Joe Biden’s synapses still crackle. On Wednesday, after a modest amount of Internet buzz over a Ryan interview that ended poorly, the Romney campaign compared Ryan’s local TV schedule with Biden’s failure to do any national TV hits since he endorsed gay marriage back in May. The Weekly Standard gave anonymity to a “Republican source,” who gloated that “Joe Biden gets used by the Obama Campaign like Bernie from ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.’

    If Romney-Ryan tried to praise the veep, who would believe them? The three funniest syllables in any GOP stump speech are “Joe Biden.” The titters start at the mention of his name; they continue as some Republican quotes his latest “gaffe.” Back in the summer, American Crossroads blew some of its bottomless cash reserves on a Web video compilation of Biden missteps, thanking Obama for keeping Biden on the ticket. (The idea that Biden wouldn’t be on the ticket was a classic, baseless August political story.)

    According to Pew, only 34 percent of people expect Biden to beat Paul Ryan tonight, even though they barely know who Ryan is. Only 39 percent of these voters actually like the president. I’m not even sure that the “Bernie” joke is wrong. When I last asked the Obama campaign for Biden access, I was told that the veep’s plane was small and filled—literally, man—with traveling press.
    So Biden enters the ring underrated, and Ryan enters it as a mystery. That’s obviously good for Biden. Ryan has outmatched mostly hapless Democrats in the eight debates he has competed in for his thoroughly safe House seat. Biden has lost two presidential primaries—one gracefully, one with maximum pain and humiliation—and coasted through some debates for his U.S. Senate seat. After spending some time with the Biden tapes, I’m convinced he’s being undervalued. He has a skill that now evades Barack Obama. He comes off like he actually cares about politics and wants to keep his job. And he’s gotten much better with time…

    • 4 Pamela
      October 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Never heard of the guy who wrote this, but if he really imagines PBO does not know the immense value of his own VP, he sadly underestimates PBO.

    • October 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      I hate the way the media and many Americans insult and degrade VP Biden. They neglect to value the character of someone who has spent a lifetime as a public servant, not enriching himself like others in Congress, and passing good laws that benefit real Americans (not bows and arrows). If this election has taught me anything, it’s that the traditional values that Americans love to go on about are sorely lacking the American electorate. Duty. Hard work. Loyalty. Honesty. Compassion. Real patriotism. Can’t find them among the people who are holding themselves out as judges of the character and qualifications of those seeking to hold the highest public office in the land.

      These two cretins from the right do not deserve to stand on the same stage as President Obama and VP Biden. They are not in the same league. VP Biden expertly managed the Stimulus and the withdrawal from Iraq. He had a sterling career in the Senate and knows his stuff – both on domestic policy and on foreign policy. He’s loyal to President Obama, and to the country. He cares. And this little twirp Paul Ryan, whose only two legislative accomplishments are a tax cut for bow & arrow manufacturers and naming a post office – is not worthy. Paul Ryan says Joe Biden needs to run on President Obama’s record – and I am sure he will gladly do so, because that record is an admirable one. The question is: will Paul Ryan run on his record, on Mitt Romney’s record – both are dismal records of failure and exhibit a definitive lack of empathy and human compassion.

      Just as with President Obama, they underestimate Joe Biden at their own peril. Let’s see what happens.

    • October 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      With all due respect Lamh and I usually enjoy your posts and comments, I find this particular article to be insulting to our VP and our President. The headline is ridiculous. Barack Obama doesn’t need saving. The Obama/Biden team is already ahead nationally as well as in the majority of battleground states. And the cheap shots about PBO being a “bore” and “coming off as if he doesn’t care about politics or his job” are simply absurd and not in anyway shape or form consonant with reality.

      At this stage of t he game, don’t need to endure our Team being insulted over and over just to read something that we already know.

      • 7 lamh35
        October 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm

        I disagree. That’s all I’m going to say. If you read that article and all you saw was insults to “our team”, then I disagree with it.

        But after this debate, go back and read the article again. Please focus on the analysis of Biden’s debate performance and get back to me.

        That part of the article was a map for this debate that just past

  4. 8 lamh35
    October 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    BTW, I hear some people saying who is gonna be watching the VP debate since baseball is on and maybe football I guess. My answer, WOMEN. If Obama/Biden can keep the big advantage on the gender gap that they have in the swing states, then going into November, then they win…period.

    Women make up what 1/2 of the elctorate, but they vote in bigger numbers than me right? So a big gender game is the difference between win and losing in alot of the swing states right?

  5. 9 FoxfireTX
    October 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I also hope they really get into Obamacare tonight. Romney doubled down yesterday on his ER care comment and said in an interview in OH that people don’t die in this country for lack of healthcare. Of course, that is simply untrue. Emergency rooms do NOT provide more than palative care and this point CANNOT be emphasized loudly enough. No medicines for chronic conditions, no chemotherapy, no radiation, etc. The truly sad part is those who are dying from lack of insurance generally are the working poor who are in a no win situation. Often they cannot quit their jobs because they have families to support but then that income disqualifies them from Medicaid. So yes, they are dying in the US. I think it is an absolute disgrace in a country as wealthy as the US. But then I guess those working poor are part of the 47% that Romney does not care about so they don’t matter to him.

    • October 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        • 12 Liberal Librarian
          October 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

          It’s just the most assinine, entitled, out of touch comment that man could make. Yes, if you have a heart attack and no insurance, you go to the ER, get transferred to a public hospital, and get care for that event. But you don’t get after care. You can’t afford the drugs that will prevent a second heart attack. You’re more likely to have another heart attack, and one that will be fatal. And of course, as I said, if you have cancer, you’re screwed. PBO knows this the hard way with his mother. He’s a despicable human being.

          • 13 japa21
            October 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

            What’s more, if the person had insurance to begin and received appropriate preventive care, etc., that person may well have not had the heart attack to begin with.

            • 14 Liberal Librarian
              October 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

              Insurance is cost effective. It spreads the costs across the risk pool. Having no coverage and getting chronically ill is part of the reason our health care system is in the distress it’s in.

      • 15 Liberal Librarian
        October 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

        I posted that yesterday. My boss told me about it. I had a hearty chuckle.

      • 16 57andfemale
        October 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

        Own a small home? there is no relief for you. The choice for paying for individual health insurance and paying your mortgage — this is a real struggle for people. And if they have to end up in an ER, there is no government relief if you own a home.

      • 17 anniebella
        October 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        LL, Mitt doesn’t care, specially if they are the 47% he was talking about in that video.

      • 18 FoxfireTX
        October 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Thanks LL. Please keep tweeting this every day between now and the election. People really don’t understand how this works and that people truly are dying here in the good ole USA from lack of insurance and healthcare. And for the most part these are WORKING people so they don’t qualify for Medicaid and slip through the cracks. It is a national disgrace IMO.

  6. 19 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

  7. 20 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  8. October 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    • 22 utaustinliberal
      October 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Hahahahahaha. I love my Joey B. I saw his arrival in Kentucky with his family and those kick ass aviators. He’s gonna do fantastic tonight as usual.

    • 23 anniebella
      October 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      I love what VP Biden said. Go get him Joe. Kick the lying Republicans were it will hurt.

  9. 24 Dakota
    October 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I am looking forward to the debate tonight. I will be watching on CSPAN as I am boycotting everyone but Rev. Al on MSNBC. I agree with the President, “Let Joe be Joe” and that’s fine with me. Now if WordPress would quit screwing with me, I’d be even a happier camper!

  10. 31 amk for obama
    October 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Gunnite folks.

  11. October 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Good morning or afternoon (what ever is your time zone) TOD family. Although we still have several weeks before the election and we must leave no stone unturn, I am confident we will win this election. The MSM is doing all they can to make this a very tight race for ratings. We must not panic, instead lets keep encouraging one another over the finish line. I will see you on that side of the line on Nov 6th.

  12. 34 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    [I didn’t know Kris was there]:

    Keene, California: Musician and actor Kris Kristofferson, a longtime supporter of United Farm Workers, performed for a crowd of thousands on Monday ahead of President Obama’s remarks at the ceremony to dedicate the César E. Chávez National Monument. …

    “God bless,” Kristofferson said as he finished singing. “And vote for President Obama.”

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/10/kris-kristofferson-performs-at-chavez.html#more

  13. 36 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    “WHO ELECTED THIS GUY?” – Grover Norquist more than anyone else is responsible for gridlock in Washington.)

    By Judah Ginsberg – Posted July 10, 2012

    ———————————————-

    Who elected Grover Norquist? Did you vote for him for anything? No, you did not.

    It’s not that you chose someone else over Grover Norquist. It’s that you never had a chance to vote for him or against him.

    Grover Norquist never runs for office. Yet he is arguably the most powerful man in America.

    Norquist owes his power to his position as head of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that claims 238 members of the House of Representatives and 41 Senators, the vast majority of them Republicans, have signed his pledge to oppose any attempt to increase taxes, whether marginal rates or the elimination of deductions unless matched by a corresponding decrease in tax rates.

    Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has signed the pledge.
    .
    .
    It’s all because of Grover Norquist, who nobody elected to anything but who calls the shots for the Republican Party and intimidates everyone else.

    ———————————————–

    http://judahginsberg.com/?p=2678

    • 37 Ladyhawke
      October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      The Missing Argument (GOP Obstruction)

      By Judah Ginsberg – Posted Septeber 11, 2012

      ———————————-

      Evidently the House is too busy passing more than 30 bills repealing Obamacare, a symbolic gesture since the Democratic Senate and the Democratic president would never agree. Too busy also passing bills reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto, and too busy debating a commemorative coin for baseball.

      Instead of substantive legislation creating jobs, the House has continued to obstruct President Obama. A year ago the president proposed a bill combing tax cuts and spending increases aimed at boosting state and local government employment. Independent analysts predicted the measure would add 1.3 million jobs by the end of this year.

      The bill died, a victim of Republican strategy. It’s cynical, but has it worked? Recent polls show close to a 75% disapproval rating for congressional Republicans.

      That’s a number Democrats ought to be able to exploit.

      It’s time for the president to steal a page from Harry Truman’s playbook and attack congressional Republicans as obstructionists, in the process pinning their failures on Mitt Romney.

      It would be good politics, and it happens to be true.

      ———————————–

      http://judahginsberg.com/?p=2927

  14. 38 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    [“Empty Chair Consequences?”]:

    Beyonce exits Eastwood’s ‘A Star Is Born’

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118060516?refCatId=13

  15. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Looking at that map made me think about the electoral votes this President needs to win this election. We all know that 270 is the magic number so I just added up all the states that are a sure bet for the President (blue or solid blue) and I come up with 251. NBC reluctantly moved IA last month to Likely Obama which gives him 6 more EV’s bringing his total today to 257. I kept wondering why the media won’t move Ohio from toss-up to likely Obama even though there have been numerous polls showing him with a lead there. Now I understand why! Without Ohio the EV’s are 257 and with it the number is 275. Game, Set, Match!

    IMO, Ohio has not been in play for the last two months and those numbers that NBC reported regarding the early vote that is taking place there is devastating for Mitt. So that means that Ohio is this years firewall. We win O-H-I-O and Romney is done! The 257 doesn’t include the purple states of VA, NC, NV,CO, and FL. Now we want to win everywhere because that will help us with the down ballots but just keep this in mind when pondering the chattering class because if things hold steady in Ohio…”We Got This”.

    • 41 Nena20409
      October 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Hence the constant they are both CLOSE Meme at MSNBC….with Todd, Gregory, Joe Scarborough, etc.

    • October 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      dd, excellent analysis. Remember that the PAC & SuPAC money can not go into the campaign coffers. The Obama campaign is going to break Mitt in Ohio because if he pulls out, Game, Set, Match! Because he has to stay in Ohio, they can’t really put up a good fight in NV & CO. “We Got This”.

    • 43 Betsy
      October 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      That’s probably why PBO told Diane Sawyer yesterday that he will win! Yippee.

  16. 44 dotster3
    October 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  17. 50 dotster3
    October 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    All hands on deck—–Rahmbo announces he will hit the campaign trail for his friend and former boss

    http://www.nwherald.com/2012/10/11/chicago-mayor-to-hit-campaign-trail-for-obama/ao50kso/

  18. 51 Bill R.
    October 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Employment numbers continue to improve. Yesterday’s Gallup survey puts the unemployment rate at 7.3%. Today’s new unemployment claims are at 339k, lowest in four and a half years.

  19. 52 dotster3
    October 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    • 53 Ladyhawke
      October 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      So true. President Obama is essentially running against the mainstream media which is devoid of anything resembling journalistic integrity. I would be grateful if they at least focused on the first principle of journalism which is just to tell the truth. Sadly, the truth too often gets in the way of their desired narrative. The double standard is absolutely breathtaking.

  20. October 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  21. 56 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I’m Mitt Romney and I approve whatever message will make you vote for me instead of the black guy.— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) October 10, 2012

  22. 57 Bill R.
    October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Elizabeth Warren pulls away from Brown, breaks 50%

    • 58 utaustinliberal
      October 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      This is good. The last few batch of polls have shown her leading/pulling away from Brown and her debate performances have progressively been more fantastic than the previous one. MA needs to get this right.

    • 59 forus50
      October 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Nice!!! She was pitch perfect in that debate. Impassioned and on point in all her arguments.

  23. 60 Tally
    October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    The more I think about this, the more I know it’s true.

    • 61 globalcitizenlinda
      October 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Wouldn’t this explanation reduce the issue of accountability for the blatant serial pathological lies he is telling through out the campaign?

      • 62 Tally
        October 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        Personally it scares me way more than someone just lying for personal gain. You don’t want the POTUS to have the memory of a goldfish, and I don’t want Pres RYAN ever!

      • 63 Tally
        October 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

        I mean – not that Romney lying for personal gain that happens to be leader of the free world is somehow not a BIG FUCKING DEAL…. it is. Alzheimer’s on TOP of his serial douchery bullying scares the FUCK out of me.

    • 64 theo67
      October 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      I’m not sure I agree with this. I don’t think Mitt can have the excuse of Alzheimers. He’s just a liar. Plain and simple. And he’s willing to do whatever and say whatever to win. We saw that with the video from his Senate run when he insisted he’d made no errors on his taxes, and then had to go and amend them when he was called out as a liar. He’s just a soulless liar.

    • October 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      You are so sweet Tally to think Mittens has Alzheimer. I am afraid he has something more dark and troubling.

      • 68 Tally
        October 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        I’m not saying that’s the ONLY thing wrong with him. I’m saying IN ADDITION to being the biggest lying douchbag bully ever…. talk about dangerous combo…

  24. October 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    The AP reports:

    The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama’s health care law.

    Darden Restaurants Inc. declined to give details but said the test is only in four markets across the country.

    The move entails boosting the number of workers on part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week.

    Under the new health care law, companies with 50 or more workers could be hit with fines if they do not provide basic coverage for full-time workers and their dependents.
    -/
    This is BS! Again, trying to give Ryan some leverage for tonights debate. That’s what yesterday’s hearing was, as well.

    • 70 Bill R.
      October 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Time for boycott and adverse publicity for Olive Garden and Red Lobster.

    • 73 57andfemale
      October 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Talked to my best friend the other day who is a Human Resources V.P. for a medium-sized manufacturing company. Her fervent hope is that the exchanges will make it possible — finally — in this country for individuals to afford health insurance and not rely on employers, who are making all the choices for those individuals. The burden of working full time to maintain health insurance is what’s killing entrepreneurship in this country. People should be free to be students, actors, part-time workers in order to spend time with your children, and be saved from the burden of full time employment in jobs they hate. Nothing would be more freeing than affordable, individual health care.

      My friend works for the best bosses in the world who supply so many wonderful benefits to their employees. When the recession hit, the cuts came from the top in order to keep people employed. My friend says she needs a separate department to deal with insurance, benefits, looking at policies every year. The premiums are not the issue for her, but the b.s. internal bureaucracy in order to provide health care.

      In terms of red Lobster & Olive Garden as all restaurants — they always play games with hours, and a wait staff is transient anyway. If we can’t have affordable, reasonable single payer in the near future, the Exchanges should make it possible for individuals to not be beholden to the whims of CEO’s at Red Lobster.

      • 74 nabsentia23
        October 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. This is the part of the healthcare equation that many on the right miss. We even have people who only work so they can get health insurance. It’s a shame.

        You would think corporations would be on board with universal health care because it would relieve them of this burden. We already have Walmart advising their employees to get government help if they feel their salaries aren’t enough.

        And unpaid medical bills is the number one reason why people file for bankruptcy (not overspending on consumer goods).

        Even in the days when I was a libertarnian, I still found myself in disagreement with most on this issue. Without health, education, and infrastructure, what kind of society do you have? When the private sector fails to provide for these basic things necessary for a civilized society to exist, who will pick up the tab?

    • 75 theo67
      October 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      This kind of inhumane behavior by corporations just fuels the argument for single payer. Take the employer out of the mix, and leave the government to take care of the general welfare, like it’s supposed to do.

    • 76 Tally
      October 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      It’s okay – they can all go get super cheap plans on the exchanges. This will lead to SINGLE PAYER faster. Fret not.

    • 77 Margie James
      October 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Fast food resturants, and department store chains have been doing that for a long time now. I remember back in the seventies when Sears started cutting everybody’s hours, and hiring in more non-commission part timers.

  25. 78 57andfemale
    October 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I really want this story to get traction. It’s immensely important:

  26. October 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    You have got to be kidding me?

    • 80 anniebella
      October 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      jovie141, you have got to be effing kidding. But knowing how bad these lying bastards want to get rid of POTUS, they will try anything.

  27. 81 dotster3
    October 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    This refrain from Romney and Ryan and other Repubs is so preposterous——whenever they talk about abolishing healthcare law or ending all social safety net programs, they always say that churches and charities can fill that void. What????? Churches everywhere have multiple millions of extra dollars to come to the rescue to support millions of children and seniors and everyone else who need these services? What planet are they living on?

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  29. October 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    • 84 anniebella
      October 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Some girls rape easy. What is wrong with these nasty disgusting men. Comments like this ought to offend every woman that call herself a woman.

  30. October 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    On a conference call Thursday just hours before the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, campaign manager Jim Messina and field director Jeremy Bird said that the campaign’s grassroots operation was unmatched — no matter what the polls are saying.

    “We gage our ground game on verifiable numbers that tell the real story: voter registration and early voting,” Messina told reporters. “In nearly every battleground state, margins on both counts are bigger than they were in 2008. We’ve registered more voters than ’08, we’ve knocked on more doors and we’ve talked to more people.”

    Bird said that the Obama campaign had made huge strides in both registration and early voting in key states — and were way past the benchmarks they set in 2008.

    “Democrats, in party registration, lead Republicans in nearly every battleground state,” Bird said. “Democrats have out-registered Republicans in every single battleground state for the past three months. Latino voter registration has greatly exceeded registration among non-Latino whites, and Latino registration references had increasingly favored Democrats since the election in 2008.

    “Most striking, most new registrations are younger than 30 — and, in fact, more than 4 in five new registrants in these battleground states are women, young people and minorities,” he said, pointing to groups that all favor the president in national and state polls.

    In two key states — Iowa, Ohio — Bird said that the Democrats were leading in both ballots requested and ballots cast. In Florida, Democrats had cut the Republicans absentee voter registration requests.

    “We’ve been at this for years and we have acted early in the battleground states,” Bird said. “It takes time to build the kind of tried and true grassroots campaign that the president believes in that will make the difference on November 6th.”

    “You can’t fake a real ground game. if you don’t have one, you can’t compensate with a billion dollar barrage of false ads at the eleventh hour,” he said.

    • 86 ranman11
      October 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Jovie, great report. At this late stage in the election, the ground game is paramount, especially when you add in early voting. The OFA has an unprecedented ground game and nothing the pundits say can change what has already taken place. We Got This!

    • 87 xtine
      October 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      My favorite line: “You can’t fake a real ground game. if you don’t have one, you can’t compensate with a billion dollar barrage of false ads at the eleventh hour,” he said.

      That’s what R-Money’s people have been trying to push out there today. Nah-uh!

  31. 88 utaustinliberal
    October 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Darrell Issa has lost his fucking mind. For two years he’s been wasting taxpayer money on these ridiculous hearings. First it was Solyndra, then AG Holder and now the jobs numbers?

    • 89 Lovepolitics2008
      October 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Not crazy. Incredibly cynical. No conscience. No honor. Objective: put doubt in the minds of the voters. And they dare do it because the media hasn’t push back against the conspiracy folks last week. And right on cue, the media will “report” on the hearings, giving them some sort of “credibility”.

      I wish the administration would come out strong against that ASAP. I wish Joe ridicules the conspiracy folks tonight. And then, especially if Joe has a good night, you just push it tomorrow. Big splash in the WH press room with a statement by Hilda Solis, with piles of paper full of data. They point out that the private firm Gallup calculated an even LOWER UE rate, etc…

      I have so much admiration for the administration, but I think sometimes they’re too careful. You just have to occupy the media space, before republican fill the vacuum. I’m so sick of them establishing narratives. Yes those hearings are ridiculous and well informed people know it; problem is that low info voters are vulnerable to this type of stunt. Don’t you imagine them thinking “If there are hearings, maybe there’s something there ?”

      The 24h news cycle is frustrating to no end, but dems have to deal with this reality.

      And one important “campaign” for the long term: national pundits have to be shamed and shamed and shamed relentlessly into being manipulated by the republican operatives. Time after time after time, they cover the so-called “news” or “scandals” fabricated by republicans. Ten days ago it was the 2007 video, and now those hearings on job numbers… ( On principle, the hearings on Lybia are more legitimate in my opinion, even if I cringe at all the political gamesmanship and at the GOP rep blowing the CIA cover).

  32. 90 utaustinliberal
    October 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  33. 91 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    This is a great clip of the 2008 election. Ya gotta love our VP Joe Biden 😉

  34. 94 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm
  35. 98 anniebella
    October 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Do anyone know the time FLOTUS is to speak?

  36. 99 utaustinliberal
    October 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    This is an ad ripe for the making.

    • 100 susanne
      October 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      key to this statement: ‘we’ don’t have people who die. however, ‘you people’ may have a different situation, which ‘it’s not my job to worry about’.

  37. October 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    In a tossup race, John Tester might have found something he can use on His opponent to swing the Race-

    http://m.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_123f0fa4-1336-11e2-8676-0019bb2963f4.html

  38. 105 Soca Sweet
    October 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Is it true that Romney was supposed to be in Ohio today but has gone to NC instead?

  39. 106 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome Eva!

    “Later, Obama headlines a fundraiser at the J.W. Marriott Marquis in Miami, a program to be emceed by actress Eva Longoria.”

    The fab Sheila E. will also perform!

  40. 107 Tally
    October 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

  41. 108 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Manute Bol’s son, Bol Bol:

    Manute died in 2010.

  42. 112 xtine
    October 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    [NANCE RANTS]:

    Several years ago, I wrote a piece about Brian Williams decrying the notion that “a guy named Vinnie” sitting in his apartment in a bathrobe and armed with internet access was about to usurp the job of real journalists who, like Williams himself, had studied their craft, earned their degrees and honed their skills in presenting the real news to the viewing public.

    I said at the time that my money was on the Bathrobe Vinnie Brigade, people who took to the internet to get the truth out, not as a means of competing with the MSM – but as a means of replacing it for those of us who feel that the truth being an expendable commodity for the sake of horse races and ratings is not only unacceptable, but a national disgrace.

    And so the Greatest News Story Never Told was left to the true investigative journalists – those who sit around in their bathrobes while checking the facts, with a keen awareness that true journalism demands something more than declaring a “win” for a man who has just stood before the world and lied repeatedly through his teeth.

    ///

    I am not alone in railing against the so-called “news media” for years. I am also not alone in having abandoned them completely, recognizing that whores who will say anything that serves their own interests – even at the expense of their fellow citizens being informed in the lead-up to a presidential election – are never to be trusted. Unfortunately, they invariably prove my point time and again, without fail.

    All of the above being said, my money is still riding on Bathrobe Vinnie. He is keenly aware that true journalism is a professional calling, and not a job by which to fill his closet with designer suits, get his hair styled by professionals before the cameras roll, and abandon his integrity in exchange for a paycheck.

    Vinnie doesn’t need a horse race – he just needs the facts. And so do we all.

    http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2012/10/11/giddy-up/#more-10802

    • 113 ranman11
      October 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Xtine, excellent post. My money is on Vinnie too. This election has really expose worthlessness of MSM.

      • 114 xtine
        October 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

        Ranman, the whole post is well put together! We have to take the baton from the MSM and hammer the truth out there. We’re Vinnie! 🙂

    • October 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      As I keep tweeting — and I think I shall tweet again — WE are the media for which we’ve waited.

    • 117 nabsentia23
      October 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Here’s the thing…

      If Brian Williams and other journalists have studied their craft, earned their degrees, and honed their skills, they are certainly not behaving as such.

      That’s the problem. The media are trained professionals who forgot their training. And when this happens, what are we suppose to do? We go to “bathrobe Vinnie.”

      Honestly, if Brian Williams had any idea how our current media stacks up worldwide, he would be embarrassed that all of his education and training has gone to waste. A few years ago, I was in Kenya and the United Kingdom for my job and had gotten use to a healthy news diet of BBC, Aljazeera, etc. When I arrive home at U.S. customs, what’s “major story” was breaking at the moment? A high speed chase involving an eighteen-wheeler and the Georgia highway patrol! If we were in the state of Georgia and this was being covered by a local news outfit, no problem. But, when this ends up getting national attention…OMG! Myself and other Americans returning from overseas were disgusted by this.

      The fact that I can find more objective and accurate news about the United States in countries hostile to us tells you that something is wrong. The fact that Fox News, when it’s broadcasted overseas, is a little more accurate than it is within its own country, then you defiinitely know that something is wrong.

      • 118 xtine
        October 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

        I know exactly what you’re saying! I call media the dumbing of America. But we, the Vinnies, are out and about and stomping their BS! Look at how foolish they all looked after spewing utter nonsense right after the last debate. It’s because we’re busy bees dressed in PJs! 🙂

        Adelante!

  43. 120 dotster3
    October 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  44. 121 Titti
    October 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Old McDonald ‘Cain is in the UK and gave a talk where I work. Was going to chuck a rotten tomato at him but didn’t want to get fired. Julian Castro is also coming over in the next few weeks – will try and get a ticket to see him.
    I have fallen out with some of my US ‘family’ over the debate and will not be talking to them until November 7th – KFC and chickens analogy came to mind speaking to em.
    Sending positive vibes to you guys in your inspiring and unceasing support to get PBO reelected. Thanks Chips for all you do.

  45. October 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  46. 123 57andfemale
    October 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  47. October 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  48. 126 anniebella
    October 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m effing mad with TeaNN for not showing FLOTUS speech.

  49. 127 Jewelz
    October 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I dreamt today that President Obama was campaigning in Mississippi because the polls showed him to be within striking distance of Willard. Oh, how I would love for that to be the case. Can you imagine President Obama reaching 400+ electoral votes, and democrats taking back the house from ‘weeper of the house’ John Boehner. That result on election day would certainly be the perfect poetic justice.

  50. October 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I bet I know more than most of these useless Pundits combined! Howard Fineman? For real???
    Except for Math, everybody is a Whiz at Math, compared to me. 🙂


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