277 Responses to “Eli and Seth”

  1. 3 daiseymay1
    October 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm


  2. 4 xtine
    October 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    2nd & First!?

  3. 5 xtine
    October 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Comment over @ TPV on Saturday:

    “…. I honestly believe in an untampered with vote count in Ohio PBO would win by about 3%-5%pts. I am hoping that awareness and knowledge of what is actually going on will actually be a positive for our side and help motivate even more supporters to GOTV. I have faith that even with some cheating on the other side we can still win this thing with large turnout. I have worked the ground with OFA Ohio since 2008 and can attest the Dem enthusiasm is big for this campaign cycle and we are greatly aware of what is at stake. We have a 20% lead in early votes at this point. I see PBO re-election signs all over town here in Columbus. We have been weary with the TeaGovernorship that Kasich has provided the past 2 years. We don’t want the same in a President and VP. That being said we are aware of the voting machine question so I am pretty sure campaign Obama is. What can be done about it? Your guess is as good as mine. All we can do is keep working the ground hard for PBO. Oh, I forgot to report that the Miami County Elections Commissioner has resigned here in Ohio under the immense pressure of this upcoming election. I am sure he is being pressured to CHEAT for a Rethug victory. Lots of *shit going on behind closed doors in our Teaparty controlled legislature and Gov Admin. Even with that I and thousands of others are still working our butts off to re-elect PBO.” — Keithnohio

  4. October 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Way to go Edwina!!!

    The timing of this article was not accidental ….


    • 7 57andfemale
      October 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      I’ve been tweeting and linking to this all day. It’s vitally important going into tonight’s debate.

      Of course, words or facts won’t matter. It will depend on how ‘strong’ PBO looks. It appears that Mitt being and idiot, sounding like an idiot and acting like a douche doesn’t register with the MSM or a good many American people.

      CW is that PBO must look ‘strong’ and ‘animated’ and ‘engaged’. No one says that Mitt, with zero foreign experience on his ticket, has to prove that he’s CiC material or sufficiently knowledgeable about the world and diplomacy to run the free world. Oh, wait. ‘Strong’. That’s good enough.

      The fact that Mitt’s uninformed and unengaged warmongering is terrifying and destabilizing the world is of no consequence. Only how ‘strong’ PBO looks.

      We’d have a national holiday for whatever Republican managed to do the job that PBO did and got rid of Bin Laden.

      No President has been so challenged as PBO. It’s unconscionable. I want to blow that ‘likely voter’ model out of the God damned water. All Dem’s have to do is show the hell up and vote.

      • October 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        Righteous, justified disgust, 57! We are the ones who matter and we will re-elect President Obama. That’s just the way it’s going to be because the entire world is depending on us and we won’t let them, or our fellow citizens, down.

        Yes We Can

  5. 12 yardarm756
    October 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Top 10 again?

  6. 13 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm




    Since his first day in office, President Obama has focused on laying the foundation for an economy built to last—creating jobs for American workers, cutting taxes for middle class families and small businesses, investing in education, manufacturing and American-made energy, and making sure everyone plays by the same rules, from Main Street to Wall Street.

    When the President took office in January 2009, the United States was in the midst of a deep recession, losing over 800,000 jobs per month. The economic security of millions of middle class Americans was vanishing. While there is much more to do, private sector employers have now created 5.2 million jobs over 31 months.

    Manufacturers are steadily adding jobs and the U.S. auto industry is once again leading the world. Middle class families have seen their taxes cut by thousands of dollars over the last four years. Millions of Americans have health care security they deserve, and have new protections against the abusive practices that led to the financial crisis.

    Each policy snapshot has two sections: Progress, which gives you a quick overview of the work President Obama has done since taking office, and What’s Next, which helps you understand President Obama’s plans for continuing the progress underway.



    • 14 Ladyhawke
      October 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm



      President Obama is working to build a country and an economy where we reward hard work, value fairness, and hold everyone accountable for what they do.

      – Jobs and Economy
      – Education
      – Health Care



  7. October 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I couldn’t make it to the Broward event today but my friends son is attending. He and all of his friends are so excited. I won’t be here for the debate party but I know PBO will do well. Hope to be back online very late in the evening or early AM. 5 days before early voting in FLA!! I can’t wait to cast my ballot. 🙂

  8. 16 Bill R.
    October 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  9. 23 carla4obama
    October 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Not sure if any of you read this…Roger Ebert’s thoughts on Mitt

    Who do you believe–Mitt, or your lyin’ memory?
    By Roger Ebert on October 10, 2012 7:46 PM

    A depression has descended upon me. I look at the blank screen, and those are the words that come into my mind. I do not believe for a second that Mitt Romney will win the election. I do believe that at this moment he is tied, 50-50, in various national polls. Many of my fellow Americans have at least temporarily disappointed me….

    Something that puzzled me is that there were no howls of protest from the Right. Romney now presented himself as the advocate of positions hated by the Right, and there wasn’t a squeak of protest from the conservatives who have been excoriating Obama on the same issues. Did they all reach a common consensus that if it was necessary for Romney to lie, then let him lie? The Right has been advising him for months to be true to conservative issues. That wasn’t working. Now he was being true to liberal issues…..

    Obama continues in the Presidential campaign in possession of his own lifelong principles. Romney now seeks the luxury of running on both his principles–and Obama’s. What depresses me is that the polls suggest the electorate isn’t alert enough to realize that. What allows me hope is that, given a little time, I trust the American people will figure this one out.

    • 24 a4alice
      October 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Nice. RT’d

    • 25 ewok2
      October 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      The Republican’s Southern Strategy with the assist from the corporate corrupt Media is responsible for the ignorance of the electorate, the lazy electorate is being conned by a savvy etch-a-sketch Romney. I believe that Romney is very aware of what he is doing, he has perfected lying with conviction, he is not having altzheimer, he has good recall and knows how to talk in double speak and using double negatives in his sentences to confuse the electorate. The Republican electorate knows he is changing his positions but knows “wink wink” that if he is elected Norquist and the Republican congress will keep him on a short lease. Romney is also conning these very same people and using them as well.

      • 26 carla4obama
        October 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

        “Romney has perfected lying with conviction”…that should be tweeted!!

      • October 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Are a lot of Democrats supporting Romney in the polls? Seems like it. I thought there were more registered Democrats than Republicans, but the polls don’t seem to reflect that since President Obama and Romney are tied.

        I hope that Democrats and Independents come to their senses and vote for their economic best interests. We, as a nation, cannot afford Romney in the White House, with Ryan as the VP, for 4 years.

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Really LOVE the support Roger Ebert gives to PBO!

      • October 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

        Love him too Jacqueline, he’s just terrific.

        • 30 jacquelineoboomer
          October 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

          And influential, to a whole group of people! VOTERS!

          • 31 EricFive
            October 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

            I love Roger Ebert and have read his reviews and blog for years. He is a true liberal. I, myself, do not believe that the Presidential race is tied at 50/50. That is only the case if you believe the “likely voter” screen that is designed to low ball democratic participation. The fact is that early voting numbers have been execeptionally positive for PBO (in some cases outstripping 2008 numbers). The pollsters choose to ignore early voting, but my common sense will not allow me to. PBO’s approval rating among registered voters is over 50% (which used to mean alot, when the candidate was not PBO). Jeff Gauvin at JeffersonObama says that the “likely voter” screen that pollsters are using takes btw 5-7% from PBO’s support. He states that this is completely unrealistic and should be 1% at the most. If Mitt was winning with registered voters (which he is not), drawing bigger crowds than PBO (which he is not, his crowds are half the size of PBO’s) and winning in early voting numbers (which he is not), I would be inclined to buy this tied up race stuff. But again, my common sense combined with the well earned distrust I have for our corporate owned media, forces me to call bullshit on this supposed Romney surge. Think of it this way, if democrats really have an enthusiasm gap and republicans are so eager to vote, how does one explain the early voting numbers?

            • 32 jacquelineoboomer
              October 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

              Well. That was a thoughtful op-ed if I ever read one. Well done! The bottom line for me is that we have (1) common sense, as you said, and (2) PBO as our candidate. I’m good.

  10. 33 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm


  11. 34 debz
    October 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Beautiful video. Thanks, Chips.

  12. 35 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Hate to bring up trump on this site but he is running his mouth on Twitter about some big announcement he is scheduled to make on Wednesday! And Palin is endorsing it too! Any idea what it might be? Should I be worried?

  13. 50 JER
    October 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    October 22, 2012 12:56 PM

    BROWARD COUNTY (CBSMiami) – …Monday afternoon, Mrs. Obama will speak to supporters at Broward College’s George Mayer Gymnasium at 3 p.m. …Mrs. Obama will speak about the importance of this election and promote voting through vote.barackobama.com. … Even though the rally doesn’t start until 3:00 p.m., many students, faculty and others woke up before dawn to get their place in line. They said it’s a small sacrifice to be a part of history.

    “It’s exciting, it’s exciting for the college. We’ve been around for a while. It’s so cool because she’s the First Lady and of all colleges in the entire state of Florida, she comes down here,” said student Melissa Simons. … http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/10/22/michelle-obama-to-rally-support-at-broward-college/

  14. October 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  15. 53 xtine
    October 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    OT: RIP Bra Alf:

    Alf Kumalo, legendary photojournalist and chronicler of South African life, has died aged 82

    This was a guy who had done it all, from hanging out with Muhammad Ali while shooting Rumble in the Jungle (before turning down an offer to be Ali’s personal photographer) to capturing Oliver Tambo ringside at a boxing match and then later at his treason trial in 1954.

    He was particularly close to Nelson Mandela. He became Mandela’s de facto official photographer when Nelson was in jail, chronicling the lives of his wife Winnie and the children Madiba could not watch grow up. “There were very few people with cameras but thank God we captured many events that have recorded the history of both the struggle and the peace and democracy,” said Bra Alf.


  16. October 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  17. October 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Is it me? I don’t think I’ve ever seen such standing up by elected officials and community leaders and celebrities to GOTV and Vote Early, so our votes count and the voter-suppressionist crowd goes home empty handed!

  18. October 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  19. 62 hopefruit2
    October 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  20. October 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Love this one from Goldie …

  21. 72 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The Eli and Seth video is bloody fantastic!

  22. 73 57andfemale
    October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I like this frame – a lot:

    • 74 theo67
      October 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      This is a very good question.

    • 75 dudette9t9
      October 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      All I heard was,”you don’t switch President’s in the middle of a war… he’s kept us safe, since 9/11.” BS, of course, but that, apparently was the rationale for some wingers. That and wanting to have a beer with Shrub. 🙄

  23. 76 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm


    I like to play it over and over in the background because it is so incredibly brilliant. He just makes sense.


    President Obama Speaks at the Associated Press Luncheon

    April 03, 2012 | 58:54 | Public Domain

    President Obama discusses the fundamental issues at stake for our Nation, and how we can restore a sense of security for people who are willing to work hard and act responsibly in this country.



  24. 77 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks Chips! I came here to post this very video — but as most times, you were 10 steps ahead! Thanks…

  25. 79 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Early voting is doing wonders for us.

  26. 80 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Keep in mind that the article also showed that Latino voters have begun voting early. 😀

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  28. October 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

  29. October 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Amtrak wins praise for 110 mph train test

    By Keith Laing
    General Electric (GE) Co.’s transportation department is praising Amtrak for testing running trains at 110 miles per hour this week, saying that the increased speeds were made possible by its technology.

    Amtrak ran a test train on a section of its tracks between Joliet and Normal, Ill., with Transportation Ray LaHood, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) among the passengers.

    GE Transportation said the higher speeds on the Amtrak line, which will eventually run from Chicago to St. Louis, were made possible by its Incremental Train Control System (ITCS).

    “We are proud to help introduce the new 110 mph high-speed rail service in Illinois,’’ GE Transportation President Lorenzo Simonelli said in a statement. “GE has had a long and productive partnership with Amtrak, IDOT and FRA and we look forward to deploying this technology in other states to ensure safe, reliable, high-speed service. We are committed to providing the latest technology and products to high-speed rail programs worldwide as an essential part of sustainable infrastructure growth.”

  30. 89 AnitaW
    October 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Seth and Eli video is fabulous. Twin brothers and proud veterans. Loved it and shared with family and friends. Please do the same.

  31. October 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Calling all TOD Tweeps …. you know what to do …. 😀 😀 😀


  32. 94 hopefruit2
    October 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Exactly! The RNC has been putting out false data on just about EVERYTHING concerning the Romney campaign – from their fundraising amounts to their early votes…LIARS, just like their boss.

  33. 95 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  34. 98 thoughtful3
    October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    great video! also, the new yorker endorsement link that you put on an earlier post was a great read–maybe the best endorsement of pres. obama i’ve read thus far

  35. October 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  36. October 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  37. October 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    So wonderful. Thanks, Chips! I can’t even IMAGINE Romney/Ryan getting any of this. I got all teary-eyed.

    No country is a GD BUSINESS, for heaven’s sake! Every country is full of people, and each and every one of us maters. We are not expendables. We are IT.


  38. 103 xtine
    October 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Helen over @ Margaret & Helen:

    Ann may not have a problem with her say anything husband, but I do. I have a problem that the man running for the Republican candidate for President is willing to lie to 100% of the women in America. After all, it’s one thing for him to not care about 47% of the population, but we are now talking about 50.4%. He’s running out of people to be honest with.


    I am no longer afraid of Tagg Romney despite my lack of Secret Service protection. Your dad is a dumb ass liar. Bring it on, son. I mean it. Really.


  39. October 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

  40. October 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    As our friend @arapaho415 suggests please do check Kurt’s tweets ….

    Moreover …

    Timing of Halevy’s remarks could not have been more spectacular!!!

  41. October 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

  42. October 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I just caught the end of an interview of Gen Wesley Clark supporting PBO’s foreign policy and critiquing Romney’s on Thom Hartmann’s Free Speech TV program. This shows the schedule – http://www.thomhartmann.com/ – but I can’t find any video yet. Maybe it will show up somewhere else online. It would be great to watch before tonight’s debate.

  43. 115 JER
    October 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    LIVE | Michelle Obama at Broward College ://miami.cbslocal.com/live-video/

  44. October 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

  45. 121 57andfemale
    October 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Oh my effing God. This is hilarious! Mitt’s used to turning around companies which makes him a foreign policy expert and some such nonsense. That being said there are Americans who fall for this b.s.:


  46. October 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  47. 123 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    So I thought this was interesting. And sad. But in a way makes me feel better that it isn’t only POTUS.

    • 125 EricFive
      October 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      That is a direct result of the Southern Strategy started by Nixon. LBJ knew that the Civil Rights legislation he signed into law would cost Democrats the South for at least a generation. Racial animous and social wedge issues have been exploited by the GOP to cause many poor whites to vote against their economic self-interests. This fact also should make clear why the GOP is so committed to disenfranchising voters of color through voter id laws and outright fraud. Demographic changes in the US are thankfully making the Southern Strategy less and less effective. On a side note, I wonder if this explains why democratic Presidents are treated so poorly by the MSM. They treated Bill Clinton like an usurper, although they have Romnesia about that now that he is safely out of power.

      • 126 prettyfoot58
        October 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        Racial animous and social wedge issues have been exploited by the GOP to cause many poor whites to vote against their economic self-interests..



      • 127 kathryn kivett
        October 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        That is it in a nutshell….great analogy and I live in the South

  48. 128 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  49. 131 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Chips…can you please post this graphic??


  50. 134 xtine
    October 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Wasn’t sure at first whether to LOL or cringe, went w/ LOL!:

    “On its surface, the carnival-like setting may not have been the optimal place to project presidential seriousness. Standing on stage against the backdrop of an artificial castle in the middle of an outdoor mall, Romney and running mate Paul Ryan addressed roughly 10,000 raucous supporters, many of whom were motorcycle enthusiasts in town for “Biketoberfest.”

    Outside the perimeter, protesters heckled, women grinded on poles, and intoxicated revelers at a Bubba Gump Shrimp spilled beer as they danced to the campaign soundtrack blasting out of the speakers. From inside the rally, reporters witnessed at least two people throw up on the sidewalk.”

    Just supplying the link because these are not my words, article is irritating in parts:

  51. October 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Love this video ….

  52. 140 dotster3
    October 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Well, we tried to early vote in Illinois. It was a disaster. First, it was painfully slow, waiting, waiting, boiling in there, waiting, then they started having problems, then the computer program stopped responding altogether. When they tried to scan the drivers’ license, the program would shut down. Waited and waited while they were making phone calls for help, tried all the suggestions, nothing was working, so everyone standing in line ended up leaving. They told us we could go to another location in town—–which we did—–and met a real long line there with everyone sadly shaking their heads “no”, saying there were problems, they were having “glitches”—–and after waiting some more with no one advancing in line, saw other people give up in disgust, we ended up leaving there too. It’s pretty pathetic, did not install a lot of confidence in our election system. People in the last line said they had come from another location which was also having problems. Frustrating—-will try again in a day or 2 ——when they hopefully have solved all the problems.

    • October 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm



    • October 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Well, it couldn’t be that there is some “problem” with the MACHINES, could it?

      Do they think we are consummately stupid?


    • October 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      What a mess Dotster – this has GOT to be sorted out, right now.

    • 144 jackiegrumbacher
      October 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Dotster, please call your county election office ASAP to report this. Call into the Illinois SOS office to complain. Look up the number of your county governing group and call to complain. Call OFA. Call your county Democratic Committee. You are a resident of the county, a taxpayer and a voter and you should truly DEMAND better service. Ask the OFA AND your county Dem Committee to put a lawyer on the case. If all else fails call into the governor’s office. Advice to everyone: Keep you cell phones near and the numbers of key people on speed dial. Squeaky wheels to get attention. Give the numbers to other people in line or to those your know who are going to vote. Then, by all means, call the story into the newspaper and any local radio station your can think. A loud noise can get action!!!

    • October 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Obviously, no enthusiasm gap exists in IL, in fact, it appears folk simply Overwhelmed The Vote!!!

      • 148 dotster3
        October 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

        I’m hoping that’s the origin of the problems—-overloaded because of heavy Chgo turnout. I would actually forgive that reason because that would be good news.

    • 149 Pamela
      October 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Oh my goodness, dotster, and you were so fired up and really did GO; but after re-reading your experience, maybe it’s a good thing these highly suspicious ‘malfunctions’, in more than one voting area, are found out NOW instead of on November 6th, cause what is frustrating today, would be heartbreaking on that day, the last day. I hope my saying that does not hurt your feelings in any way…

      • 150 57andfemale
        October 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

        Someone has to explain to me how billions of transaction on credit cards happen every day, and this stupid country can’t vote efficiently, honestly and effectively. It’s truly astounding. We must be the laughingstock of the world.

    • 151 vcprezofan2
      October 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      If this had been Nov 6 what would have happened? Would they count only the votes that got through, or would the results of the election be postponed and the voters involved given another chance to vote, or what?

  53. October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  54. 153 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  55. 154 a night owl
    October 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted yet, but I thought it was a really good endorsement of PBO by documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns. He frames the endorsement in terms of his favorite movie, It’s a Wonderful Life:

    “The movie has a happy ending, thank goodness, but its themes endure to this day and echo in the current presidential election, which at its core asks the question: What kind of country are we? Are we Bedford Falls or Pottersville? Are we all in this together — and stronger and better because of it — or are we entirely on our own, with a few ‘makers’ on the top of a heap of ‘takers?’ ”


  56. 156 lisalovesobama
    October 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    hey, all!!!! I’m back from school. getting ready to eat, watch weirdo/scary movies and chillax until FP Debate where apparently, buying companies at low cost, bankrupting them, stripping employee pensions, firing employees and selling the companies piece by piece qualifies as foreign policy experience. well la di dah. 🙄

  57. 159 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Pres. Obama is ready to kick ass. He also had steak and potatoes for lunch. The same thing he had for debate two. If you care: Romney had Veggie burgers and a milkshake.

  58. 161 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  59. 167 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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  62. 171 utaustinliberal
    October 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    This is pretty cool.

  63. 174 DIVASMOM
    October 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Hello everyone, hope all is well. Would like to comment on the poll numbers, fuck them I say. The only numbers I am concerned about are these numbers. On 11/6/12 , 270 4 44.

  64. 178 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    • October 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      this is really creepy Already at over 440,000 views. Needs millions. THX Tally

    • 180 jackiegrumbacher
      October 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Tally–this video is truly frightening. I don’t care what anyone’s religion is, but to sign an Oath of Vengence against the United States is just too much. Romney is more than a bishop. He is a stake president, which means bishops report to him, Also means he has to have signed the oath. I’m feeling really creeped out.

      • 181 Tally
        October 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

        You need to tweet that jackie!

      • October 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        Hey, Jackie – You SHOULD be creeped. It’s very strange. And dangerous. Of the many things about which… Romney…refuses to speak, the big one, in my mind, is his allegiance to his faith. And, of course, there all the other ones: Bain. Nope. Governor of Massachusetts. Nope. Tax returns. Nope. Personal finances. Nope.

        I’m assuming he’s a man of his faith. And, if so, he’s got some celestial dues to pay. And now he’s also got to pay dues to Sheldon and the Kochs, among others. I doubt they’re all on the same page.

        Every candidate brings fiscal baggage along. That’s our biggest problem these days, exacerbated by the accursed Citizens United ruling.

        But this Romney guy may have secrets we can’t even imagine. No wonder he seems so uncomfortable.

        And The Donald has some big revelation coming…?! Jeez…


        • October 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

          A belated welcome gatodicima, thank you for visiting!

          • October 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

            Chips; I am so honored to be welcomed! You run an awesome site, and I’ve got a lot to learn. No problem with my opinions, but some tech issues to be worked on. I’ll do my best.

            Truth be told, whatever happens after November 6, our work won’t be over. It’s the big money people… That’s the issue. They’re screwing us all.

            We’ve got the grandmothers with us, and many of them are right here on the internet.


            (My dearest soul sister has told me that I should include this everywhere I post, so I am.)

            • October 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

              Ah Gato, “tech issues to be worked on” …. this blog is one long tech issue, it’s home to so many gremlins there’s hardly any room for the rest of us!

              Looking forward to reading your blog, the very best of luck with it – and thanks again for dropping by, appreciate it.

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  67. October 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The GOP could not be more Anti-American ….

  68. 200 57andfemale
    October 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  69. October 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    If you had any doubt that TPM thrives on drama, look at its EC map today. Pennsylvania is now “tossup”—despite the fact that three polls have come out within the past two days showing Obama with a healthy lead. Ratfuckers.

    • 202 57andfemale
      October 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      I shit-canned tpm a long time ago. I’m so old, I remember when they were a reliable, thoughtful site of progressives. Until PBO was President for a minute and a half and they started tearing him apart.

  70. 203 SeptemberSandy
    October 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Took a friend to the poll to vote today, had lunch afterwards, a nice way to spend the day. . There was a steady stream of folks coming in to vote. The entire process took about 30 minutes. Early voting is the way to go!

  71. 205 xtine
    October 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Military contributions favor Obama over Romney

    McCarter added, “Military personnel overwhelmingly support Obama over Romney despite the pending cuts to defense. That could be because Obama has kept his promise to bring the wars to an end and because to Mitt Romney, the troops aren’t anything more than an item on a laundry list.”

    • October 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I saw that poll. And even though Democracy Corps is a (D) pollster, its surveys are on the conservative side. So if PBO is leading by 3 points, that may translate to an even bigger lead in actual voting.

    • October 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Plus, Zogby (!) has a decent poll out. And by decent, I mean that it’s a phone poll with sane crosstabs. In that, PBO is ahead 50-47.

      I really don’t understand what Gallup is up to. Is it really willing to risk what’s left of its reputation for… what?

      • October 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        Zogby 😯 Wow, Gallup is going to be destroyed by this election – I hope!

        • October 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

          In the Age of Twitter, you can’t just coast on your reputation and put out junk polls and expect to get no pushback. The gatekeepers are no longer the gatekeepers, and anyone with a Twitter account and a decent following can call bullshit on your bullshit and have it spread, as long as it’s backed up with facts. I mean, when GOP pollsters are throwing cold water on Gallup, that says something.

          • October 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm

            True LL, and if Gallup are proved to be spectacularly wrong on this (I pray), there should be the mother of all investigations in to them, I want to see them destroyed.

            • October 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

              Well, either Gallup is right and EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG, or Gallup is cooking the books on a spectacular scale. Again, remember that in 2000, Gallup had W up by double digits a few days before the election.

              • October 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

                Oh, I didn’t know that about 2000 …. and 12 years later they’re still regarded by the MSM as the leading polling company??

                • October 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

                  The IBD tracker is conducted by TIPP. According to JeffersonObama, TIPP was the most accurate pollster for both 2004 and 2008. Now, IBD is a rightwing journal, but its tracker has shown a consistent lead for PBO. So, again, either Gallup is right and everyone else is wrong, or Gallup has a desired outcome in mind, and is using its reputation to forward it.

                  • October 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm

                    “… or Gallup has a desired outcome in mind, and is using its reputation to forward it.”

                    And that’s why they seriously need to be crushed if they prove to be wrong.

                    Thanks for the info, LL.

            • October 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

              And another thing that’s rather telling: Gallup doesn’t do state polling. That means something.

          • October 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

            They’re hoping everybody just pays attention to the toplines. But now, thanks to twitter, we can instantly shut their garbage down. It’s insane.

      • 219 57andfemale
        October 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        beats the hell out of me. I have no idea what’s going on with Gallup.

  72. 220 Anna
    October 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Just mailed my vote for OBAMA / BIDEN, YES, YES, YES, YES WE CAN!

  73. 223 57andfemale
    October 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  74. October 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

  75. 229 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm


  76. 230 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Turning into a great polling day for the President.

    • October 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Don’t tell that to TPM! Jesus, sorry for harping on that, but they just get my goat. Before Obama got elected, they were unabashedly progressive. Now Josh is going around saying that it’s “not a progressive site”. Again, ratfuckers.

      • 232 EricFive
        October 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        LL take heart in the fact the Josh has shown his true colors. I live by the saying “when someone shows you who he is, believe him”. I agree, changing Pennsylvania to “toss up” is outrageous, but follows the trend of MSM and MSM wannabes trying to make the election seem closer than it is in reality. Without the “likely voter” nonsense, PBO has support of over 50% of registered voters. This MSM created enthusiasm gap is disproved more and more each day as states begin early voting, but pollsters ignore reality and double down on these Likely voter screens that take away 5-7% of PBO’s support among registered voters. Just realize that there are very few trusted sources in our media, everybody seems to have an agenda other than reporting reality and keeping citizens informed.

      • October 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        I think he kids must need braces or something. He’s a major sellout. And a very nasty snarker, to boot.

  77. 234 yardarm756
    October 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  78. 235 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  79. October 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  80. 241 DIVASMOM
    October 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    For all the tweeters start tweeting to vote D all the way down the ballot. First time voters may not know this. Tweet it repaticiously like some of your other tweets.

  81. 242 hopefruit2
    October 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm


  82. October 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    CNN now has NC as a tossup, from lean Robney.

  83. October 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    • 250 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Reminds me of the time Sen. John McCain took down a representative of POW-MIA families during a Senate hearing. Unbelievably appalling. And he, of all people, you’d think would know better. Romney knows nothing at all, about compassion, our military, our military families.

  84. 251 yardarm756
    October 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Afternoon delight!
    A woman goes to the doctor for her yearly physical. The nurse starts with certain basic items.

    “How much do you weigh?” she asks.

    “115″ she says.

    The nurse puts her on the scale. It turns out her weight is 140.

    The nurse asks, “Your height?”

    “5 foot 8,” she says.

    The nurse checks and sees that she only measures 5′ 5″.

    She then takes her blood pressure and tells the woman it is very high.

    “Of course it’s high!” she screams, “When I came in here I was tall and slender! Now I’m short and fat!”

  85. October 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  86. October 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Off topic, but since I’m a librarian…

  87. 257 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

  88. October 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  89. 260 forus50
    October 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    • October 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      And in the “duh” category, a cloudless sky is blue. I mean, really, good on ABC/WaPo for smelling the coffee. The early voter numbers should put paid to this mythical Romney advantage in “enthusiasm”.

    • 262 anniebella
      October 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      But that piece of garbage Chuck Todd kept telling us it’s the other way around.

  90. 263 yardarm756
    October 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    True feelings. I think.

  91. 266 hopefruit2
    October 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  92. October 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  93. October 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Great pic!!!

  94. October 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    A little loosening up music for us jittery types!!

  95. 270 collegekay
    October 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    AZ could be the 2012 surprise like NC was in 2008.

  96. 272 DIVASMOM
    October 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Did Rev Al, Just say Bush 43 will be at debate tonight?

  97. 275 DIVASMOM
    October 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Never mind .

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