This and That





President Barack Obama talks with advisor Karen Dunn aboard Marine One en route from Camp David to Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 22, 2012. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is seen in the background. (Pete Souza)



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149 Responses to “This and That”

  1. 10 Roberta in MN
    October 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Guys Chips Good DAy and evening.

  2. 11 Jennifer
    October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Hey all am I in the first couple of posts? SO nervous about the debate that I can’t think straight! 😉

  3. 12 Jennifer
    October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Oh well, faster fingers than mine. 😉

  4. 13 Roberta in MN
    October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    You all are with it. I was on the last thread again. 🙂 Just catching up from being busy today. Have totake the dog out for her evening trip and treat. 🙂

  5. October 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  6. 15 carla4obama
    October 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Fired Up Mr. President!…..Burn the weasel.

  7. 16 Ceb
    October 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Good evening everyone.

    What is the format of tonight’s debate? I know it has something to do with Facebook ( I do not have an account) but that is all. Thanks in advance.

  8. October 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  9. October 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  10. October 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Are you ready to rumble. Team Obama!!

  11. 23 vitaminlover
    October 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It is so on! Ready, aim, fire!

  12. October 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Hah! I got the DM about #AdmitItMitt last night. Glad to see we kept operational secrecy!

  13. 26 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Hi guys! I’m home from work: FIRED UP! READY TO GO!! Don’t forget that Think Progress live blogs the debate…fact checks those Mitt Lies fast as fast can be!


    THINKPROGRESS WILL LIVEBLOG TONIGHT’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE | ThinkProgress will liveblog the final presidential debate, starting at 8:45 PM. Stay tuned for our reporting and real-time fact checking. But as we wait for President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney to take the stage, here are 5 facts you should commit to memory and a timeline of Romney’s evolving positions on foreign policy.

  14. October 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    For all the praying people on this blog, I don’t know if you have seen the group The Obama Prayer Team on Facebook, but they are very good! Here is a link to one of their prayers today. I always feel better after reading and then praying them.

  15. October 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  16. 29 Bill R.
    October 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

  17. 30 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Keep THIS in mind as you watch the debate tonight! For shit sakes.


    Ann Romney was on The View and said that then-Governor Mitt “went to every funeral” of soldiers from the Commonwealth. Apparently, Ann had a case of Romnesia, because that wasn’t exactly true, he missed two. One was that of Marine Lance Corporal Nickolas Schiavoni who was killed by an IED in Iraq in 2005.

    The following is from the Talking Politics blog at ThePhoenix.com.

    Hold on to your hat:

    And in one of those cases, a Gold Star mother claims that, far from comforting, Romney left insensitive phone messages – messages that she calls “bullying” and her husband describes as “abusive.”

    “I can’t believe you haven’t returned my call,” Romney said on one of the voice mail messages, according to Stephany Kern, speaking at her Westerly, Rhode Island home this past Saturday. “Here I am making a second call; I haven’t heard from you.” […]

    Only Romney, she says, complained in a second message that she had not called back.

    “He was completely unable to understand that a mom was not going to return his phone call, and that it wasn’t a priority for me,” she says. “I wasn’t being disrespectful. I was being a mom who was greeting the casket of her son coming home from war.”

    There’s more…………if you can stand it.

  18. 33 Vicki Green
    October 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Lesley Gore just put out an ad for PBO that is spectacular. On Youtube—You Don’t Own Me—I am going to send it to everyone on my e-mail list but Old and inept as I admit I am I don’t know how to get it here. Maybe someone else can post it on TOD. It is so powerful have your tissues handy.

  19. October 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  20. 39 desertflower
    October 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you, Leslie Gore!!! Yes THAT Leslie Gore!!! Awesome!

    • 40 Vicky
      October 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Oh, I LOVED this song way-back-when — played it over and over. In fact, I still have the album….

    • 41 Roberta in MN
      October 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks DF just shared on my FB page. I remeber that song REALLY REALLY well. 🙂 so appropriate now too.

  21. 42 collegekay
    October 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    So the admititmitt trend was planned? you guys are crafty lol 😀

  22. October 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    • 48 Roberta in MN
      October 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I just love this President. Thanks for the Picture. He has so much on his mind and then has to put up with the bullshit on the media and the lying romney and Ryan. sigh

  23. October 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  24. October 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  25. 54 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  26. 59 nospin
    October 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  27. 61 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  28. 62 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  29. October 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  30. 64 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

  31. 65 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  32. 67 yardarm756
    October 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

  33. October 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I really like Martin Bashir — no messing around with the “opposite point of view” on his show. And why oh why has Colin Powell not yet endorsed President Obama again this time around?? It’s time, sir!

    • 69 Vicky
      October 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      I thoroughly enjoy Bashir. I wish he were on at 7:00 (6:00 central) instead of Matthews. But tonight I’m watching Stefanie Miller for an hour on Current. She has had a special at this time prior to each of the debates.

    • 70 Roberta in MN
      October 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      wes207, I could really care less whether h\Powell endorses POTUS. He is not the person I thought he was while working for W. Eonough said on that.

      • 71 anniebella
        October 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        I agree Roberta in MN.

      • 72 wes207
        October 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Well, I certainly agree with you and I’ll never forgive him for sitting in the United Nations and parroting the Bush lies on Iraq. But I still think his view would carry some weight — maybe I’m wrong about that. I know a couple of folks who were swayed by his endorsement in 2008 when they had serious concerns about Obama’s foreign policy/CinC qualifications. Seeing Powell in that first video reminded me of that.

  34. 73 Tally
    October 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  35. October 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Mitt Romney……

    The very guy that stands there and tells Seniors how he will protect Medicare and Social Security but can’t wait to get into office so he can end Medicare and start the voucher program leaving 86 million without insurance. Ryan even talks of privatizing Social Security.

    The very guy that constantly berates China while he is still a shareholder with Bain and lines his pockets still off the back of the American worker.

    The very guy that said let the car companies go broke.

    The very guy that did not want us to leave Iraq and is hedging on us leaving Afghanistan.

    The very guy that insulted Israels on his trip there, insulted Brits on his trip to London, insulted China and insulted Russia. And calls Russia our biggest threat.

    The very guy that hid from serving his country languishing in France and kept all 5 of his healthy sons from doing anything for their country. Hides his money, hides his tax returns, hides his involvement with Bain.

    Hides the fact his tax plan will raise taxes for everyone but the rich.

    Hides the fact he was such a lousy Governor that he is 15 points behind Obama in his own State!

  36. October 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Man, my little Tweet is getting a lot of play. Tee hee.

  37. October 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  38. 86 LunarSea
    October 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Hey all. Phew. Got here in time. Was afraid I would miss something. Now to go back and see how much I can catch up on before the big debate.

  39. October 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Has anyone seen ChristiMTL, haven’t seen her here or on Twitter for a few days??

  40. 93 hopefruit2
    October 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  41. October 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  42. October 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Mitt get the first question and make the last statement

  43. October 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Man, I struck a nerve. I’ve never had so many RWNJ’s attack one of my tweets.

  44. 107 relellit
    October 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Rachel Maddow said MYTH won the toss up to go first and last. Baaaad Luck for MYTh! He will say something totally opposite of what he said first.

    • 108 COS
      October 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      I kinda wish PBO could go last. His last words in the last debate were very memorable.

      • 109 relellit
        October 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        Me too. You know the MSM will spin it for MYTH in a favorable vein; especially the floating heads over @ FUX Noose. In the mean time I maintain and prefer to say MYTH still has Bad Luck!!

        Bad Luck – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

        Open the paper MYTH . You are a LIAR . On Foreign Policy MYTH sucks. The world does not want to be President

        Let’s not forget

        New housing starts are shooting straight up
        2. Retail sales growth: Re-accelerating
        3. The Unemployment Rate: Collapsing (according to the government)
        4. And the unemployment rate is collapsing according to Gallup
        5. And car sales are surging
        6. Revolving Consumer Credit. Back to growth
        7. Gallup Economic Confidence is the best since May
        8. Consumer discretionary stocks surging towards all-time highs
        9. Homebuilder stocks highest since 2007
        10. Wal-Mart has finally busted out, and surged past its 2000 high
        11. Even more impressive: Home Depot! Surging to multi-year highs
        12. University of Michigan Consumer Confidence hits a 5-year high
        13. Restaurant owners are saw a recent spike up in their outlook (they’re a great measure of consumer discretionary spending
        14. Case-Shiller home prices are clearly on the rise.


      • 110 LunarSea
        October 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        I agree

    • October 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      If you go first, then why do you get to go last? That makes on sense. I don’t know the rules so I guess that’s just the way it is.

  45. October 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  46. 115 GGail
    October 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Hello Chipsticks and TOD family!
    I can’t stay up to play with y’all tonight, but I will be watching my POTUS shred Mittens on Foreign Policy!


    Thanks Chipsticks & Iron Man for keeping TOD “OUR PLACE”!!!!!!!

  47. October 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  48. October 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    This debate should be a cake walk for Obama. Foreign Policy is probably his strongest thing as President. All i want my Prez to do is talk directly to Robot letting him know how much he don’t stand a chance debating this subject with him. He doesn’t know what it’s like being President.

    “Mitt, you didn’t kill Bin Laden, I DID!!”.

    “You don’t know what it’s like dealing with Foreign leaders, I DO!!”

    “You said our troops should’ve stayed in irac longer, i brought them home!!”

    “You said me ending the war in irac was tragic….well tell that to the the little girl or boy that gets to see their dad/mom come home”

  49. 120 FoxfireTX
    October 22, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Romney won both coin tosses according to CNN. He will be going first and last. For this last one, I really want to see PBO kick his ass–to China!

    • October 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Maybe he won’t bitch and moan about “President Obama went first! Waaaah! President Obama went last! Waaaaaahhh! President Obama got to say a few things in between! WAAAAAAAH!”


    • 122 Jeff
      October 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      does this mean that Romney will be going first in the beginning and at the ending and PBO will be going after in the beginning and ending?

      • 123 FoxfireTX
        October 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        Nope, apparently they do two coin tosses and Mittens won them both. He chose to open the first question and do his closing after PBO. Sucks.

  50. October 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  51. October 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    GREAT video! – Needs to go viral 🙂

  52. October 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm

  53. 132 hopefruit2
    October 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Mark Knoller is hung up on what the President is eating!

  54. October 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  55. October 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    What did I miss? I am not going to watch pre-debate coverage.

    • 138 LunarSea
      October 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      I never watch either before or after. It’s CSPAN or PBS then click. Don’t like to have them TELL ME what I heard. It’s annoying

  56. October 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  57. 140 amk for obama
    October 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    GM folks. Anything interesting on telly today ?

  58. October 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  59. October 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm

  60. 146 prettyfoot58
    October 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm

  61. 147 kathryn kivett
    October 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I refuse to believe that 50% of this country is so racist that they can not see the good that PBO has done.
    I refuse to believe that seniors are so dumb that they can’t see that their benefits are in jeopardy.
    I refuse to believe that ANY woman in this country could ever bring themselves to vote for MR unless they are so subserviant to men that their brain has turned to jello.
    As I stated before, I am White, a Southerner, a woman, and a senior….It is just beyond my comprehension that PBO is not loved by all…


    ps….Rev. Al is one of the smartest people on tv.

  62. 148 TrumpDog
    October 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Im nervous as a guy with a toupee standing next to a helicopter landing
    but I’m here.

  63. 149 Zekke LyDonna
    October 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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