Yep, keep chatting

President Barack Obama greets an attendee after signing his invitation during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11 (Pete Souza)

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119 Responses to “Yep, keep chatting”

  1. 23 57andfemale
    October 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I’ll take third

  2. 24 utaustinliberal
    October 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    • 25 Lovepolitics2008
      October 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      I’m wondering…. wouldn’t it be a good idea to say this in an ad, or at least in a debate? I don’t know if people would believe it, but at least it would counter the fear mongering of R/R on the deficit.

  3. 26 dudette9t9
    October 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

  4. October 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    In the top 20. I cannot believe I am missed every campaign event this week and I did not see the debate last night. Have so much catching up to do this weekend.

    • 28 vcprezofan2
      October 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Happy top 20 finish, Jackie! Are you now ‘free’ from work for the weekend so that you can TRY to catch up? I’ve stopped trying to catch up when I’ve been away because it means I fall behind on the current thread. So, instead I run around feeling like I haven’t a real clue of what’s happening – very offsetting!

  5. 29 Melissa
    October 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Begin Rant :
    Pundits should seriously all rot in hell for treating our livelihoods and our children’s futures like an American Idol competition. It is not a game, you morons!! Who cares whose teeth are whiter??
    Seriously, wanna bet they ll have Joan Rivers next to give us the all important fashion police expertise? Altho, she’d probably have more brains than those glorified bulls@#$itters, and funnier to boot!

    End Rant.

  6. 33 criquet
    October 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Can anyone explain how these polling firms make up likely voters?

    All of a sudden the emphasis is on likely voters and not registered voters.

    If anyone can help I would be grateful for the info.

  7. 39 Pamela
    October 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Top 15! ?

  8. 41 dotster3
    October 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  9. 43 dotster3
    October 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  10. 44 hopefruit2
    October 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Just some perspective.

    The MSM is trying to get as much mileage possible from the debate last week to help Romney. So now the latest narrative is his crowds which at most are 9-10K according to AP are “surging” Mind you, we heard nary a peep from AP on any of Obama’s crowds, and we know they would never use the word “surging” to describe Obama’s crowds.

    But the MSM seems to conveniently forget that John McCain and Sarah Palin easily got crowds of 20K+ in 2008. And they LOST the election. Here are a few examples of Palin’s enthusiastic crowds in 2008.

    1. Palin rally at Lady Lake FL (Sept 21, 08) – Estimated crowd size of 60K

    2. Palin at a rally in Jacksonville FL (Oct 8, 2008)

    3. Palin/McCain rally in Fairfax VA (Sept 10, 2008) crowd est = 10’s of thousands

    4. Another Palin rally in Indiana – Look at how enthusiastic the supporters are (This was in mid Oct, well after she had made serious gaffes in the media.)

    • 45 theo67
      October 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      I can’t watch Palin again – I. just. can’t. do. it.

    • 46 hopefruit2
      October 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Ooops. I didn’t realize those videos would show up on the page like this. But I totally hear you theo. Just wanted to make a point concerning the MSM and their sudden interest in Romney’s crowd size which pale in comparison to 2008’s losing team in the last week or two.

  11. 47 theo67
    October 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    All presidents should be held to the same standard. I wonder when Romney will be holding Bush accountable for a warning he received and ignored that led to a terrorist attack on the same date in history? Although, Romney’s facts aren’t actually correct. President Obama did not directly receive and ignore a security-related request in Benghazi. Once again, Romney’s talking before he’s got his facts straight.

  12. 49 Bill R.
    October 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Even Bloomberg takes Jack Welch to task-

    • 50 Nena20409
      October 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Jack Welch, Donald trump, Rick Santelli, Joe Scarborough can go suck on their ……collective…..D_i_c_ks.

      Consumer confidence index came out today at 83.1%…..Most in over 4 yrs. Yet the DOW was lower all week? The Wall Street guys trying so hard to help Romney out? In spite of them, This pres and the great Karma wont let these obstructionists.

  13. 51 hopefruit2
    October 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I think the MSM is truly frightened as to what PBO will do on Tuesday’s debate, and they saw a preview of that last night with VP Biden and Ryan. So now they’re in overdrive trying to build some “momentum” for Romney by milking last week’s debate and the slew of questionable polling that followed in the past week.

    • 52 Esmerelda
      October 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      I hope this backfires on them. It’ll make us work harder!

    • 53 Jeff
      October 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      I think you’re right and I think the people need to come out collectively against the media, especially the MSNBC. Lately it’s all been the right but I hardly hear us progressives/democrats do exactly that. Instead we spend too much time reacting to the media and complaining about their partisan crap. It’s time to fight back in a big way!

  14. 54 Bill R.
    October 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  15. 55 vitaminlover
    October 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Yessir Mr. President Obama, Sir I like the way you laid your hand on that young man’s head. Give him some of your power. Nice, very nice indeed.

    • 57 Nena20409
      October 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Microsoft or Google had a poll too where VP Biden won also. NBC focus group also, VP Biden won too. That makes it 4 of 5 if the TeaNN fraudulent one is included.

  16. October 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Chips, the caption of this picture should be “HOPE”.

  17. 60 dotster3
    October 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Looks like a good sized crowd for Bill Clinton’s appearance for Christie Vilsack in Sioux City, Ia., hoping to unseat whackjob, tea partier, birther Steve King. Watched his appearance in Indy earlier today for Senate candidate Joe Doughterty, hoping to win over whackjob tea partier somebody Moudock. Clinton was excellent—–glad he’s out there campaigning in these critical races.


    • 61 Nena20409
      October 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      At a debate or something, that hater, King, had notes written on his palm. Hardball showed a clip as I walked in. I didn’t get if it was a debate with Mrs. Vilsack.

  18. October 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm


  19. October 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m back! Will have a new post soon-ish. Hope everyone’s in mighty fine form?

  20. October 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  21. October 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Chips is going to be insufferable as her play husband Wayne Rooney captained England to a 5-0 thumping of San Marino. I’ll be drinking early tonight.

    • October 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜Ž (But thank you for not mentioning Ireland’s little, um, set-back against Germany ๐Ÿ˜ณ )

      • 71 Liberal Librarian
        October 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

        I loved Wayne’s statement released earlier that he was much more mature than when he entered the league as a “young lad”. Translation: I’ll stay away from the prozzies while the wife is pregnant.

        And yes, poor Ireland. That was a hell of a blitzkrieg the Germans put on them.

  22. 72 dotster3
    October 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  23. October 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    • 74 Nena20409
      October 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      But, Race has nothing to do with it. Any one who thinks so, sees so or hears so is just Insane…..the right says.

      But, but, but a picture is worth a THOUSAND words, right?

    • 75 cos
      October 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      McCain/Palin rally all over. This is despicable, and I know this bozo is one of the 47% who will vote against his own interest because of his racist hate. What a creep.

      • 76 Nena20409
        October 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        And this was NOT in the South. Reading Malcolm X in the mid 1990s. I remembered where he said that he respected the Southern racists for they told you where they stood and disliked the Northern racists for they pretend while stabbing one in the back….paraphrasing.

    • October 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    • 78 anniebella
      October 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      That on that bastard back says it all. While in no way will I say that all Republicans are racists, but I will say that alot, I mean alot of them are. And that is there only reason for supporting Mitt Romney. They know Romney is a bold face liar, but they don’t care, he’s a white bold face liar. What ashame.

    • 79 nathkatun7
      October 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Busted! The only thing missing on the guy’s attire is a white hooded robe. Pretty soon, we may see crosses being burned in front of houses occupied by the President’s supporters.

  24. October 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

  25. October 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  26. 87 Nena20409
    October 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I honestly don’t like this idea of pres Obama going to the Daily show on Oct 18, 2012. Jon Stewart can be funny, but his treatment and the disrespect of pres Obama in 2010, I found a tad distressful.

    • October 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Have to agree Nena, I wasn’t happy at all when I read this, I just don’t see the point in doing it after Stewart’s treatment of PBO last time.

      • 89 Nena20409
        October 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        I already called Chicago, Chips when I read it to register my objections. I know that pres Obama can handle himself. But why even give the Toad that platform, statue and a chance to go rogue just days before the Nov election? That was my hearty felt objections that I pleaded for them to consider.

    • October 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      I don’t watch that show but I have to agree based on just what I read about Jon Stewart and from the clips I’ve seen of his show. And I don’t think his disrespect is limited to 2010. I can’t stand his smug attitude and I think he’s just far too cynical for this country to be hanging on his every word.

    • October 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      It’ll be two days after #PBO relegates #UnhingedMitt to a 3 week accelerating downward spiral of historic defeat. He knows how foolish and disrespectful Stewart has been and is. Jon will not be a happy camper when #PBO finishes with him.

      Just an opinion, of course.


    • 92 Betsy
      October 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      He should go on Colbert

    • 93 anniebella
      October 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Do you guys think that the President and his people know who says what about him. I am not in favor of going on Stewart, but I think the President can and will do just find.

  27. 98 dotster3
    October 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Dems are nice—-at the outdoor Clinton rally for Christie Vilsack in Iowa, a local reporter noted that “some guy is handing out coats from his car to complete strangers”.

  28. 100 dudette9t9
    October 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    President Obama’s Accomplishments for Native Americans
    Are you in? http://OFA.BO/DLnzBr

    President Obama has fought for Native American communities to increase opportunities for tribes and individual tribal members. The President has respected and worked hard to strengthen our government-to-government relationships. This administration also recognizes our history together and acknowledges the unique heritage of Native peoples that includes you in the dreams that we all share.

    • 101 Nena20409
      October 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Native Americans? Wow where is Scott Brown at to give them a birther DNA test, the Brownie gangman style? Not a joking matter I fully know that, but the disdain that I now have for that Scott Brown now. is just immeasurable.

    • October 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks for this, Dudette. So much good has come of this.

  29. 103 forus50
    October 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Good news!

  30. October 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    OMG! Darryl Issa, Governor Brian Schweitzer and Ben Afleck on the Bill Maher Show.

  31. 107 dudette9t9
    October 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  32. 108 dudette9t9
    October 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

  33. October 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    The next debate is a Townhall, so the President can’t really hit back and be aggressive.
    He does, however, excel in Townhalls.
    Also, Michelle will be in Ohio on Monday and the President will be there on Wed. Presumably, to shore up his votes, as R&R have been camping out there for 1 week.
    They seem to think it all boils down to Ohio.
    Look at their schedule? It’s mostly Ohio.

  34. 110 forus50
    October 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    God, I cannot stand Anderson Cooper with his sophmoric tweets. So his audience is “oooh gotta watch to lurn me some stuff”.

  35. 115 utaustinliberal
    October 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Have you guys seen this? Congratulations Romney, you’ve gotten the vote of racists.

  36. 116 kathryn kivett
    October 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    It’s the last day to register to vote in NC AND I GOT ONE REGISTERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..and WILL follow up and make sure she votes…BOTH debates convinced her so PBO must not have done as bad a job as was thought……that might not be much of an accomplishment for most of you but it was for me….If every person who votes for PBO got 1 person registered and voting or changed 1 person’s mind to vote for PBO….can you even imagine the blowout………now on to the topic at hand…..I LOVE ME SOME JOEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…….I want them to bring in JB, Bill Clinton, and Chris VanHollen to debate camp…….Teach PBO to roll eyes, laugh, snort, throw his hands in air, be rude,be mean, obnoxious, get his teeth bleached, and every other thing the AH’s are saying…..IT WAS STU[PENDOUS!!!!!!….I know, I know, it’s not in PBO’s DNA to be anything but polite…..But I do want this Angry Black Man crap dropped from his DNA…..what I want is an Angry President Man….who should be angry at the direction these men are trying to take this country….and any woman who would vote for Romney has got to be an insane dumb as rocks racist……and there is nothing anyone can say to change my mind about that.

  37. October 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Just want to say “Thank you” to those brave tweeters who have to endure some of the most hate-filled responses I’ve seen. These (paid?) trolls seem to have really amped it up recently. I hate seeing these responses when I click on a tweet, and I’m sure the senders hate receiving them. Condolences to all.

    Here’s a some cheery tweets for y’all:

    “After several days of big, loud rallies in OH and NC, today’s VA event seemed a bit flat. Romney tired perhaps and crowd less rowdy”

    “This new Obama ad signals a tougher message on Romney and the economy from here on out”

    “US government ran budget surplus of $75 billion in September, Treasury Department reports”

    The economy is undeniably improving. Here’s an article about home prices from today’s local newspaper (front page banner news):

    • October 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Arapaho415, it’s funny you should mention the hate-filled trolls – I tweeted earlier about this, I got a whole pile of tweets attacking VP Biden and defending Ryan, along with the usual RWNJ bile. Almost all of the accounts were brand new, presumably set up since last night. Methinks there’s a rather desperate Romney/Ryan effort going on to create a more ‘supportive’ presence on Twitter, especially to try to change the narrative after the crushing of Ryan by VP Biden.

  38. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I just wonder how big the enlargement of that photo of the young boy with the President will be, if the parents get a copy made for their home! I know if it were my kid, the photo would be covering one whole wall. How very touching.

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