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80 Responses to “#MittMath”

  1. 5 ranman11
    October 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Congrats bg on being first

  2. 8 TrumpDog
    October 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Id have been first had I not stopped to read stupid TPM

  3. 12 ranman11
    October 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Good afternoon TOD family. I have so far stayed away from NewStainers and their BS. Feels realy good.

  4. October 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Congrats on 1st Blondegrrl 🙂


  5. October 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  6. 28 forus50
    October 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  7. 29 xtine
    October 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    [Totally OT, but this has to be a case of hope springs eternal, etc. 🙂 ]:

    Judges of controversial Mo Ibrahim award can’t find worthy winner for third time in six years
    Daniel Howden
    Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    One of the world’s most lucrative prizes went begging yesterday after judges failed to find any African leader worthy of the $5m (£3.1m) award for excellence in leadership.

    The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, set up by the Sudan-born British telecoms billionaire, decided for the third time in six years that no one met its criteria. Defending the decision not to name a laureate, Mr Ibrahim said the credibility of his award was at stake: “You make your bed, you have to lie on it. If we said we’re going to have a prize for exceptional leadership, we have to stick to that. We are not going to compromise.”

    Earlier this month the former BT engineer made a one-off “extraordinary award” to South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, lauding him as one of the “great voices” for justice, democracy and freedom. The move prompted much speculation that the glitzier leadership award may skip a year once again. The last Mo Ibrahim laureate was given to Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Verona Pires, who won the 2011 prize ending a two-year drought. Mr Pires was hailed for transforming the former Portuguese colony, an archipelago of half-a-million people off West Africa, from a one-party state into a multi-party democracy and substantially improving living standards.


  8. 30 amk for obama
    October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    scotusblog – a very smart move by kagan

    n the state’s plea to the Justices, officials asked that the lower court decision be put on hold — thus allowing the closing of those weekend days’ voting — until the Supreme Court could consider a planned appeal on the issue. As an alternative, the state’s officers asked the Justices to summarily overrule the lower court order, without further briefing or oral argument. They had filed their application with Justice Elena Kagan, who acts on emergency matters for the Sixth Circuit, which includes Ohio. Rather than acting on her own, Kagan referred the issue to the full Court, which issued the order Tuesday denying the stay application.


    Now that thugs can’t cry partisan judge.

    • 31 otter44
      October 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      This is what happens when our President appoints brilliant women to the supreme court…Love Kagan and Sotomayor. I pray for Justice Ginsburg her body is so frail but her spirit is mighty.

      • 32 dudette9t9
        October 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        Amen to that otter44

      • 33 veryslowwriter
        October 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        If you ever have a minute or two, read up on Justice Ginsburg’s history. She’s been a fighter her entire life and proof that dynamite can be found in very small packages. One of the great women of our time.

    • 34 dudette9t9
      October 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm


  9. 35 utaustinliberal
    October 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    The Hofstra University students behind Andrea Mitchell are freaking awesome. New York is BLUE and 100% behind Pres. Obama and the students are letting the world know. Their FORWARD, Obama-Biden 2012, Women For Obama, Students For Obama, Sesame Street 4 Obama signs and chants of Fired Up Ready To Go and 4 More Years is so uplifting. Robert Gibbs got such a rousing cheer and it took him aback that the students actually knew who he was.

    It’s beautiful to watch.

  10. 37 Andy46
    October 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Afternoon TOD;
    and a special Congratulation to Chipsticks; prayers and gratitude for all that you do on this site; work that reflect a level of commitment that inspire, motivate and encourage President Obama’s supporters not only in America but World wide…14 Million Thank You is not enough!!! But here is one of many…Thank You!!!.

  11. 38 amk for obama
    October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    With that good news on OH early voting, gunnite folks.

    See you at the debate in the morn.

  12. October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Good afternoon, evening, night TODville!!! Waves to Mayor Chips, “hello mayor, congrats on the growing numbers!”
    Peers around for citizen VC …Bellows “VC are you here.” Shucks!!! missed her)!!!
    Hiya Everyone, I am in Lurkdom, it’s better for me there…I am of calm demeanor, so I tend to want to take people out to the woodshed who gets overly excitable (especially when it comes to polls, debates and what they think the campaign didn’t do). As such, it is better for me in Lurkdom where I can remain mum (and mumble in irritation to myself).

    • 40 Pamela
      October 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      CJ! I truly feel you ought to speak every single day from now until Election Day! I just do feel that way. Okay? 🙂 {{{{{CJ}}}}}

      • October 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        Alright Miss Pamela, as per your instructions, I will say one thing.
        Dear fellow TODvillagers, lurkers, passers-byers, popping-inners…Please watch the debate an a channel sans pundits. After the debate is over, have a conversation with on TODville (no freaking out), or with your “real time” family, friends, dogs, cats, hamsters…etc. Whatever you do, do not watch the people who are paid by certain interests to tell lies and deflate the confidence and optimism of the Blue Team. FORWARD!!!!

        • 42 Pamela
          October 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

          Exactement! Just listen, then think about what was said, and make your own decisions about what happened! My cat is smarter than many so-called voters… She will be wearing her Cats For Obama collar! With Pride! 🙂

        • 43 Betsy
          October 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

          It is CSPAN N all the way for me 🙂

    • 44 vcprezofan2
      October 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      I am very much here, CJ, and though the armchair pundits can annoy, I’ve learned to cover my eyes and step around when I think it’s too much. Not to worry though, I think you can hang around tonight (tomorrow morning, for you?) because EVERYONE has silently pledged to be nothing but positive in the village whether PBO knocks out that other guy or gives him a pleasant handshake. 😆

  13. 48 utaustinliberal
    October 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    It’ll be so cool if they get a version of this video running in all 50 states or just the crucial swing states.

  14. October 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    It’s raining here in Eagle River – Chips, may I have a raindrop picture? 😉

  15. 50 dudette9t9
    October 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  16. 51 Ahero62
    October 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations Chips on hitting 14m! You are doing a wonderful job here and it is very much appreciated. This is the only place I can come to and get positive news on PBO. If my boss checked what websites I go to at work this site will get 95% share and I could probably be fired! But you are a gem……..all I can say is “thank you”.

  17. 52 Andy46
    October 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t know if Frank Luntz is still working for CBS…but the NHL owners hired him to handle their PR against the players and the union (NHL Lockout 31 days now and counting). Apparently Luntz’s strategy got leaked to Deadspin.com…after reading this article…I started to think the phrase “Enthusiam Gap” came from this guy.


    • 53 Nena20409
      October 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Yes, he is still working for CBS. They hired him this year. A well known pioneer of the Jan 20, 2012 political Coup ‘d tat of a newly sworn president…. the very day that he was sworn in. CBS hired an operator…..partisan.

  18. 54 dudette9t9
    October 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    • 55 debz
      October 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      How true. POTUS can’t possibly say all of the things “he must say” and answer questions in a town hall. They are setting him up and if any of them bothered to listen in the first debate, he did bring up some of those things.

  19. October 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  20. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    October 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  21. 60 dudette9t9
    October 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  22. 61 xtine
    October 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Obama walks up behind the podium. After first question, looks at Mitt, says “Where’s ur tax returns?” Drops mic & walks off stage. #debate— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) October 16, 2012

  23. 62 FoxfireTX
    October 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Congratulations Chips on the 14 mil! And thank you for providing this respite and inspiration for so many of us.

    It is a day of good news on so many fronts from the debunking of Mittens tax and jobs plans and now the view on Benghazi. The NY Times is reporting that in fact the attack was based on the video from interviews with locals rather than as any planned attack because of 9/11.

    “To Libyans who witnessed the assault and know the attackers, there is little doubt what occurred: a well-known group of local Islamist militants struck without any warning or protest, and they did it in retaliation for the video. That is what the fighters said at the time, speaking emotionally of their anger at the video without mentioning Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or the terrorist strikes of 11 years earlier. And it is an explanation that tracks with their history as a local militant group determined to protect Libya from Western influence.
    “It was the Ansar al-Shariah people,” said Mohamed Bishari, a 20-year-old neighbor who watched the assault and described the brigade he saw leading the attack. “There was no protest or anything of that sort.””


    So much for the alleged “coverup” touted by the idiot repubs.

    • October 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      I was under the impression that Al-Queda usually claims their terrorist attacks, they let everyone know this. I do not recall any Al-Queda spokesman claimimg that they were responsible for the attacks in Benghazi.

  24. 64 Jeff
    October 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Just curious what time is the debate tonight? I don’t want to watch it MSNBC or Huffington Post so where else to watch it?

  25. 68 Left-Indie
    October 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I don’t pay attention to polls even when they look rosy for us, but this morning at starbucks got a glimpse of USATODAY, something about women boosting Romney ahead of PBO now. Is this a joke? I don’t even see one effective Romney ad on tv on women issues. What’s up with the women?

    • 69 Jeff
      October 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      It’s USAToday that’s what happened.

      Either way I’ve yet to hear any women really talking great about Romney however I do notice how the media always tends to favor Romney by pretty much leaving his lies unchallenged.

    • 70 xtine
      October 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Pay no mind. Put this in last post:

      Memo from Joel Benenson re: that stoopid Gallup/USA Today poll on women voter numbers. Good information:


    • 71 utaustinliberal
      October 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      The polls were broken down yesterday. The USA Today/Gallup Poll is 100% hogwash. Their margin of error is 4%-6%. Any student of statistics knows that’s complete BS. Their internals were messed up, their likely voters screen was nuts, their methodology was laughable and to top the hilarity off, they designated 12 states as battleground states. 12 states. Pres. Obama is not behind Romney among women. Most polls show Pres. Obama a solid 18-22 points ahead of Romney with women.

      The USA Today/Gallup poll also indicated that Pres. Obama is behind Romney in 5 swing states. That’s nonsense. The round of polls that came out post debate show Pres. Obama between 5-6 points ahead of Romney in 5 swing states. In addition to that, the USA Today/Gallup poll was conducted between October 5-11 while the other polls were conducted October 10-13 which makes them more current and more reliable.

  26. 72 debz
    October 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Congrats Chips on 14 million!!! Whoooo Hoooo!!!!! 😀

  27. 73 xtine
    October 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    “Who Bought Your Politician? Check With Our Embeddable Widget”


  28. October 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Planned Parenthood Action

    facebook posting:
    US Senate candidate Linda McMahon paints herself as a moderate – but yesterday she said hospitals should be able to deny rape victims e mergency contraception, forcing women to shop around for emergency room care. That’s not moderate, that’s cruel. http://bit.ly/QPzPGx

  29. 75 Obama Grandmama
    October 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Since when has Polita Fact started pre-fact checking debates? Upon getting to my email I saw a Yahoo News item. I clicked on it and saw it was about tonight’s debate and fact checked Obama and Romney on likely issues. I noted many parsed words closely (not spoken yet) by Obama to come up with an untruth and went to the Romney campaign to ask what the candidate meant by his past spoken words accepting spin on those words as facts. I thought Polita Fact (spelling is wrong- sorry) was an impartial source.

  30. October 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Lol! CNN asks Candy Criwley how she is feeling?

    How She is feeling???

  31. 79 xtine
    October 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Let’s have a cackle at those TX repugs! 🙂 Check out these emails — start at bottom and work your way up, if you can close your eyes first to that first para:

    Click to access emailfrromfleming.pdf

    For background & full story, go here: http://juanitajean.com/2012/10/16/and-the-weird-just-keeps-on-coming/

  32. October 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    US Supreme court allows early voting in Ohio, barely touched upon by Tamron.
    If it was the other way around…

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