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President Barack Obama receives an update from officials via video teleconference on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

272 Responses to “While Romney shamelessly campaigns…..”

  1. 1 ranman11
    October 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Good morning TODers

  2. October 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Wow. Top 5! I cannot wait until our President kicks his ass in the election so that we do not have to hear from this jerk ever again.

  3. 4 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks Chips! I just posted your tweet on the last thread. I’m glad that most folks aren’t falling for this nonsense that Romney is pulling. Some in the MSM are pretending to not see through it, but we know better.

  4. 5 Bill R.
    October 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • 6 Bill R.
      October 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Now the questions come, reportedly five from pool reporters. Tomorrow is time to start the Ads with the videos of Romney saying that FEMA and disaster relief is “immoral.”

    • 7 pkayden
      October 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Why couldn’t he respond? He has no problem lying. I heard yesterday that he walked back his anti-FEMA comments, which is not surprised given that he flip flops whenever it suits him.

  5. October 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Am I the only one who wants to punch Jonah Goldberg in the face, repeatedly? Him and Glenn Beck; it could be like RWNJ whack-a-mole.

  6. 12 amk for obama
    October 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks Chips. This is what we should all be highlighting instead of talking about the scummy mittbot.

  7. 17 cookemom
    October 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I think I posted this just as the new link showed up. Wanted to give my O peeps a proper howdy do.

    “Goooood Daaaay to all my O peeps on this great getting up day on the TOD stoop!! I’m so happy to hear from our east coast TODsters that all is well.

    I’m also glad that there are no polls taking place because of the storm. Those who are still polling are not getting about 25% of the populace. So yay to that. Now, if we can just shut the pundits up for a few days, we may survive this roller coaster ride. FORWARD y’all!!!

    My political take today is ^^^^^^”

  8. 18 debz
    October 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Seeing our President on the job, makes Romney’s silly campaign events look even worse.

  9. 19 Melissa
    October 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I saw a tweet somewhere that some reporters were overheard at Romney’s “disaster” rally saying “there’s a 40% chance of him saying something stupid” LOL. They know their man.
    I know ppl trust PBO to take care of business. He does it in such a thoughtful, quiet decisive way that it sometimes look effortless, which I believe can blind some folks to just how hard it must be carrying the world (literally) on your shoulders. He’s restored actual competence to the White House. Competence, Integrity and Compassion, that’s what we need in our leader.

  10. 20 Bill R.
    October 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  11. 22 utaustinliberal
    October 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    While one person leads (Pres. Obama), another attempts to steal an election.

  12. 24 criquet
    October 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Hello all. Hope everyone is safe including family and friends.

    Just wanted to post that because of the Jeep ad that Romney is running now on radio and TV in Ohio and some say Michigan too, Chrysler has written a letter to the Editor of the Detroit News about the claim being false:


    This paper endorsed Romney. The irony of it all.

    Bottom line, more and more people are coming out to expose the liar.


  13. October 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  14. October 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm


    New Documents Reveal Romney Stole From Charity, Avoided Taxes

    For awhile now, people have talked about how Romney donates a sizable part of his earnings to charity. Talked up by the right-wing as a sign of nobility, that Romney is a good person for it, they use it as a measuring stick against Obama.

    Unfortunately for Romney, the truth about at least some of his charitable giving is not so noble. It makes one wonder if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was right this summer when he said, “I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years.“ No wonder Romney refuses to release his tax returns.

    Bloomberg is now reporting that due to a grandfathered in charitable trust, the Romney family is able to effectively launder millions of dollars through what is listed on their tax returns as “charitable donations.” This form of tax deduction loophole was closed some years ago, but this trust is allowed to operate due to a loophole which makes trusts put in place before the new law was put in to place exempt.


  15. October 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  16. 34 Claire
    October 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    On election night msnbc will have Rachel and the boyz on air. I would like to have another woman added to the stage and I think Joy Ann Reid would be an excellent addition. I have written to msnbc, Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, and Chris Matthews with my suggestion. Any other ideas on whom to contact?

    • 35 hopefruit2
      October 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Yes, I want to see Joy Ann and Crystal Ball. And among the boyz, they should include Richard Wolfe AND Martin Bashir. I don’t want to hear Chris Matthews’ never-ending manic rants about Obama being lucky or such crap.

    • 40 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Joy. just Joy. I could do without the rest though. I don’t know why i’m replying. I wont be watching as the tally comes in. That’s the last place i want to get the news that PBO has won.

    • 41 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      If I see Steve Schmidt or Michael Steele (or worse yet, Megan McCain), on that show on election night, I will switch it off.

      • 42 lisalovesobama
        October 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        you know they will be there. of course they will, it’s MSNBFOX for pete’s sake.

      • 45 pkayden
        October 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        Does Megan still appear on MSNBC? The last time I saw her on Al Sharpton’s show, she looked like she was going to have a mental breakdown. She couldn’t hold back her rage and at one point snapped at Rev Al. It was quite amusing, but I could do without ever seeing her again on any show. Like her father, she is always seething.

        • 46 Obama Grandmama
          October 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

          Can’t remember Meghan’s exact words it was something like, ( I told you already what do you want from me?) Can’t use quotes as I am paraphrasing her words. I emailed them that if she were not mature enough to answer the questions and be the voice on the other side they need to get someone else for that job.

        • 47 theo67
          October 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          I’ve never been able to tolerate her, especially after she claimed she would join the opposition – whomever it might be – to “kick Pres Obama’s ass” out of the White House. Little twirp.

  17. 48 utaustinliberal
    October 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  18. 49 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Notice that all Romney supporters/endorsers seem to have a pathological obsession with our President.

    • 50 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      why did we need to know this? No offense HF, but seriously. Nobody cares what this ass thinks about anything.

      • 51 amk for obama
        October 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm


      • 54 hopefruit2
        October 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

        I’m not posting this because I’m interested in Donald Trump – I’m posting this because Donald Trump happens to be one of Mitt Romney’s BIGGEST endorsers, and Romney is the current Republican contender for the Presidency.

        So yes, that’s why Trump is relevant – because it’s people like him who are currently advising Romney and who will be advising Romney if he gets into the WH.

        • 55 lisalovesobama
          October 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

          Donald Trump is an ass and I’ll follow PBO’s lead by giving him the exact amount of attention he deserves: NONE.

          • 56 hopefruit2
            October 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

            This is more about Romney than Trump per se. And, PBO did release his long form certificate and mentioned Trump at the WHCD. So there are times these fools do need to be exposed and ridiculed.

            • 57 lisalovesobama
              October 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

              okay, we already know worse things about Willard’s character than having Trump out running his mouth. The fact that he’s a draft dodger? More important than having Trump as an ally. Being a tax dodger? More important than having Trump as an ally. Being a lying cheating scumbag in his business partner’s divorce proceedings? More important than having Trump as an ally. Saying 47% of Americans are useless victims looking for a handout? More important than having Trump as an ally. Campaigning while people on the other side of the country are suffering? More important than having Trump as an ally. Going to parents of a woman who was having a dangerous pregnancy in order to get the parents to force their daughter to not abort the dangerous pregnancy? More important than having Trump as an ally. Being a constant, thoughtless, degenerate liar? More important than having Trump as an ally…… the point is, we already know Mitt.

              • 58 hopefruit2
                October 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

                We know that, but it’s important to let the MSM and other anti-Obama lurkers know that we are aware of it. It does deter them from spreading crap when they otherwise would.

                • 59 lisalovesobama
                  October 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

                  If this is what you want to do, then okay. I’m not trying to sound condescending or mean. I know that sometimes it feels as though I’m drowning in right wing bullshit that never gets called out, or that I don’t or can’t make a difference and so it helps when there are ways in which we feel as though we are making a difference, and making our voices heard. If this is your cause, then have at it.

                  • 60 hopefruit2
                    October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

                    No lisa you weren’t condescending at all. It’s just different points of view on this one issue – which is fine with me. I have on many occasions myself cautioned folks on bringing certain reports here – particularly when I feel that the information leads to more fear and apathy, rather than action among PBO supporters.

                    But when it involves ridiculing or calling out some MSM pundit (like Coward Fineman the other day) or Willard supporter, then I think it helps to expose them and show the obvious shilling for Willard or ridiculous obsession (which highlights their fear) with PBO.

          • 61 cookemom
            October 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

            Yep, No reason to give the man the attention he craves by making outlandish statements. He accomplishes his mission by getting folks to retweet. He measures his effectiveness by those numbers.

            • 62 amk for obama
              October 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

              egg.sack.lee. Now if it had been a tweet mocking this carnival barker, that’s a different story.

      • 63 veryslowwriter
        October 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        Can we declare this a Trump-Free-Zone for the next week?? I can’t bear seeing his ugly mug in a place like TOD, which should remain clean of assholes. Thank you.

  19. 64 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    That these monsters are allowed to any national audience is amazing to me:

    • 65 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      again, why do we need to know with that ass thinks about PBO? don’t we already know Trump is a classless, egotistical buffoon with an IQ of 40? thanks but no thanks, 57….. seriously, lets just focus on PBO, the victims of Sandy and what a fricking liar and fake WIllard is.

      • 66 hopefruit2
        October 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        We need to know because these are the kinds of people that Mitt Romney admires, respects and associates with. And as President, these are the kinds of people who will be advising him on all kinds of critical matters.

        • 67 lisalovesobama
          October 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

          I won’t humor that punk by playing “what ifs” about Willard in the WH. that way leads to madness. No thanks.

          • 68 PoliticalJunkessa
            October 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm


          • 69 hopefruit2
            October 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

            This is not about humoring Trump. This is to maintain awareness about the kind of candidate that Mitt Romney is. All his supporters/endorsers are viewing the Hurricane in strictly political lenses. A picture was posted today of one of his supporters wearing an “Obama -you’re fired” T-shirt at a so-called storm relief rally today.

            • 70 lisalovesobama
              October 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

              In an alternate universe, if Willard wins the WH, we’ll know he cheated. That’s all we need to know in order to know everything about him. I don’t care about Trump, he’s a bankrupt deadbeat with nothing to offer anyone. Let that tool say whatever he wants to say. Don’t you realize? People don’t care about Trump, that’s why his latest bit of foolishness was so easily laughed off. I doubt Willard would create a cabinet position for Trump. I doubt he even likes him. He’s using Trump, just like he uses everyone and everything else for personal gain. I don’t care about Trump and have better things to worry about.

            • 71 veryslowwriter
              October 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

              It’s too late for maintaining awareness. The only thing that counts now is GOTV. There are no more “undecideds” and probably haven’t been for some time. Everyone know who they support. Our job is to get them to the pols.

          • 72 cookemom
            October 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

            I so agree as I mentioned up thread, he accomplishes his goal of getting the attention. Plus, everyone here on this blog site already know about his affiliation with Mitt. There is nothing to be gained by reiterating anything he says. For that matter, I can’t think of anything Mitt says or does that makes a difference here. Who cares, really. Our focus should be on GOTV.

    • 74 idon
      October 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      I tweeted this to my followers:

      President Obama is kinda busy right now w Sandy so he needs us to stand in the gap. VOTE & help GOTV. Me? Phonebanking on Thurs at OFA-NorNV

  20. 75 theo67
    October 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I love that in that picture, President Obama has note pads in front of him, as many as all the other people at the table. Normally, he’s receiving information and other people are taking notes. In this picture, he’s actively on the case, and in it deep. This country is so lucky to have this man in charge.

  21. 76 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  22. October 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  23. October 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I hope to see PBO in the press room soon. He should be visible, even for a few minutes.

  24. 84 Ladyhawke
    October 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Chrysler Slams Romney with Facts, ‘U.S. production of our Jeep models has nearly tripled’

    By: Sarah Jones


    How do you know when your lie is so big it won’t be allowed to stand? Maybe it’s when President Clinton said yesterday that Jeep has called Romney’s claim “the biggest load of bull in the world.” Maybe it’s when Vice President Biden asks if you have any shame. Or maybe it’s when the CEO of a major corporation takes to newspapers repeatedly to correct you in no uncertain terms, even though they know they risk alienating the frothing Republican base.

    Chrysler isn’t taking Mitt Romney’s lies about Jeep moving production to China lying down. Just to be sure everyone has it right, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has written a letter published in the Detroit News restating the truth for those who have difficulties with reality.

    Sadly for Mitt Romney, Chrysler’s side of reality is backed up by numbers and it tells of huge success – another fact Romney wants to pretend isn’t happening.



  25. 85 ranman11
    October 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Elections chief attempts to explain ‘missing’ FL voters http://on.thegrio.com/WYi2CO via @theGrio

  26. October 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    That’s cool!

  27. 87 pinkbunny92
    October 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I just find Romney pretending to have this “relief rally” really offensive. The Press should call it out for what it is – a CAMPAIGN rally

    • 88 Ladyhawke
      October 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      How will we ever be able to wash away the stench of the Romney-Ryan campaign. I can’t put into words how much I loathe their cynical and dishonest behavior. The contempt that they have shown for the media and the voters is remarkable. The fact that they got this close to the Oval Office is horrifying. (smdh)

      • 89 lisalovesobama
        October 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

        don’t worry LH. The joy of seeing PBO inaugurated will quickly wash away said stench.

      • 90 theo67
        October 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

        Yup – that really is the worst part. That they got this close to the Oval Office, as though the American people really can’t be grateful for the past four years of recovery and progress and stellar leadership and shining example that they’ve received from President Obama. They would let this cretin Romney get that close to controlling the fate of the world because of racism? It’s disgusting. That they would dare to compare the utter incompetence of Romney to the absolute competence and grace of President Obama is the worst part of this campaign.

      • 91 Obama Grandmama
        October 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        I second your comments, Ladyhawke.

    • 92 a4alice
      October 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Well said PB Good to see you again! #OBAMABYALANDSLIDE

  28. October 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm


    Power went yesterday afternoon and came back on about 20 minutes ago. My phone died hours ago, had to eat sardines for breakfast and trashed all the food that was in my fridge a couple of hours before the power came back on — wouldn’t have eaten it anyway.

    Got a 9V battery from my landlord so I was able to listen to the radio while the power was out. After listening to all three Governors of the tri-state area I was afraid it would be days before the power came back on. ABC News gave such great descriptions of what they were seeing. A water tanker lifted on to the street, Gov. Christie talked about houses in the middle of the highway, one man talked about his father hanging on the back of his house for dear life thinking he’s going to drown. Son can’t get to him. Just horrible scary stuff.

  29. October 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  30. 112 JER
    October 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  31. 113 JER
    October 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  32. October 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  33. 115 forus50
    October 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm


  34. 118 criquet
    October 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  35. October 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  36. 127 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Okay, my skin is crawling but I clicked on Mitt’s site — no link to the Red Cross? Is that even possible? He loves to follow what PBO does, but there isn’t one advisor that thought to add the Red Cross to the donation page?

    They are all sociopaths. Every effing one of them.

  37. 128 ranman11
    October 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    When we win this election, we must not let those worthless media pundits such as andrea mitchell, chuck todd, etc., Etch-A-Sketch their reckless, lying manipulative behavior away. I for one, will be using all forms of communication to try and chance their a@# off of MSNBC.

    • 129 TrumpDog
      October 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Oh I’m so with you. I have quite a few choice words ready for all the media for all the bullshit they spewed this election.
      I can’t wait.

    • 130 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Yup – I plan to spend all of Wednesday tweeting the media and saying “nah, nah, nah, nah, nah”.

  38. 131 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  39. 132 xtine
    October 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Hello TODers, Chips! Have power & was grateful to catch up on all of you & see all are OK. Do we have any TODers in WV, Pittsburgh PA? How the heck are you w/ that snowstorm? Tell Duke & Duchess of LaJollaShire to go eat beans & go gas their offshore accounts! OK they’re more than pissing me off right now, and probably doing so till Tuesday! Then we will kick them from our collective lawns! 🙂

    • 133 Grab a Mop Grace
      October 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      xtine, glad your ok. Pittsburgh fared pretty well. The snow is in the mountain areas to our east. Great skiing in the Laurel Highlands. They have somehting like 14″ of snow. It was 80 degrees there this past Friday! And West Virginia is getting hammered.

      • 134 xtine
        October 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        Hello GrabaMopGrace! Glad to hear about Pittsburgh & Laurel Highlands! Maybe this will be great for a ski season! 🙂

    • 135 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks for reporting in, xtine. Glad you survived the night and doing ok!

      • 136 xtine
        October 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        Hello Theo! Thanks! We had 80MPH winds whipping through here last night. Speeding! Where are those state troopers when you need them! 🙂

    • 137 xtine
      October 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Meant to say “pass gas” not “go gas” — 🙂

  40. October 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Their were so many Empty seats at Robney rally in Ohio, it was pathetic. Upper seating- large sections, even right behind Him.
    Where are the headlines?

  41. 141 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    • 142 utaustinliberal
      October 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm


    • 143 a4alice
      October 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Yessssss! 🙂

    • 144 4morefor44
      October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      remember just a month or so ago all the dairies at daily kos basically saying warren’s lost it, a la martha coakley, and how president obama was not helping her at all and all the doom and gloom chicken little-ing? i remember one day i checked there and there for 4-5 dairies featuring that topic at one time in the recommended sidebar. so many of the self-proclaimed keepers of progressivism are the last people i ever want on my team!!

      • 145 57andfemale
        October 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        I’ve so had it with the whiny left. Chris Matthews calling PBO ‘lucky’ again this morning and their constant rants about the first debate. Imagine if progressives had managed the message and worked together. With these yahoos, they would have whined about Medicare in 1965, which was a mere shadow of what it is today. Disgraceful.

  42. October 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  43. 148 Joy
    October 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Goodmorning e1, happy to hear everyone at TOD is ok and safe from sandy.
    Has anyone seen this yet? This needs to be tweeted!
    Here is the asshole tweeting false things last night in the wake of hurricane sandy. And guess who he is …..a hedge-fund analyst and the campaign manager of Christopher R. Wight, this year’s Republican candidate for the U.S. House from New York’s 12th congressional district.http://gofwd.tumblr.com/post/34640321762/shashank-tripathi-last-nights-twitter-villain

  44. 149 utaustinliberal
    October 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I have no problem with hopefruit and others posting stuff about Trump or what Romney is doing in Ohio. If you can’t laugh or mock what Trump and the GOP is doing at this point in the election cycle, that says more about you than Trump or any TOD person posting tweets or news.

    • 151 cookemom
      October 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      I’d rather not see it until after the election is signed, sealed, and delivered. The race is too close for us to be giving the buffoons any undeserved attention. They relish in folks retweeting and posting their nonsense. I say we get the last laugh after all is said and done. Besides, I’m not so sure the postings are being done for comic relief, rather more to generate outrage.

      • 152 hopefruit2
        October 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        Whenever I post these tweets, comments about Romney and/or his supporters etc.,my tone is not of concern or fear for PBO, but one of mockery and contempt for those supporters and Willard. People like Akin, Murdouck, Trump, Sununnu, etc..should be tied to Romney and are glaring examples of what a Romney presidency would yield. We cannot let Romney get away with positioning himself as this “moderate” Mitt while the MSM is only too happy to play along. We rightfully associate him with these characters – because they represent everything he stands for.

        • 153 cookemom
          October 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

          This should be posted on sites where undecideds go, or where the low information voters gather. It serves no purpose to keep hearing about the atrocities that is the Mitt brigade among folks who are doing what we can to get our guy elected. I don’t read mockery at all, but rather a ‘can you believe this’ or ‘look what they’re saying now’ type comment. Again, this close to the election, I’d rather read about the good news for the PBO campaign and what more we can do to help.

          No offense to any lurkers reading this, but you are on a site called ‘The Obama Diaries’, if your mind can be swayed by what Trump, Sununu, or any pundit has to say at this late date, your time would be better served getting yourself educated on the policies that the two candidates have to offer.

          • 154 cookemom
            October 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

            ‘scuzzi, the site name is ‘The Obama Diary’. sorry Chips

          • 155 hopefruit2
            October 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

            Republicans, RW media, Undecideds and MSM pundits lurk on these pro-Obama sites!!! And what we say here is important! That’s why I get livid when folks come here and criticize PBO – they are providing fodder for the anti-Obama interests who lurk here.

            • 156 cookemom
              October 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

              Exactly, what we say here is important and I can’t think of anything more important than pushing the positive outcomes of the PBO campaign and our hard work. How about posting some contrasting policy between the two? How about educating the undecideds with how a PBO vote will benefit them and there families? I don’t think a post about what Trump said serves any purpose, other than to appeal to emotional responses. Anyone who has not made up their mind by now, need fact based commentary, not some idiot making stupid claims.

              Also, that you say MSM pundits may gleam something from this site, proves my point. They are seeing that folks here are interested in Trump based on the number of comments he generates. That gives the MSM the OK to continue feeding the beast. I say for that very reason we, shouldn’t be discussing that kind of stuff here. I’m done now on this topic, lest I continue to contribute to killing innocent pixels over a person who isn’t even worthy of a keystroke.

      • 157 Nena20409
        October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        Yeah…..But in Shakespeare, Does Not a King/Queen have a Jester?

        I see both sides here on this. TRUMP is a Toad that needs to be made fun of. I also see why many would recoil at the mentioning of his name.

        So Live and Let Live.

        When TRUMP’s name is mentioned, I smile always or laugh for it brings back the take down that pres Obama gave Trump on April 30, 2011 at the WHCD.

    • 160 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      How many times do I have to laugh or mock Trump to know he’s a dumbass with no class? Every time that fool utters something foolish, it’s immediately posted on this site like it’s something new or shocking. It’s not. It’s the same shit, different day, albeit using different words. My problem with the whole Trump crap is just that: it’s crap. Why must we continuously humor someone we know is an attention whore who no one actually cares about? Also, I wonder what my disgust with Trump and his constant propaganda-making bs could possibly say about me in comparison to Trump?

      • 161 hopefruit2
        October 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

        Mitt Romney is Obama’s opponent and therefore Romney supporters are also Obama’s opponents. We neutralize their effectiveness by ridiculing them – repeatedly and frequently. It’s because of social media and blogs that Trump has been exposed as the idiot that he is. If this were 2000 or even 2004, the MSM would have allowed people like Trump to swiftboat our President. Just as they did Al Gore, Howard Dean and John Kerry.

      • 162 cookemom
        October 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

        I so agree with you and to even suggest that because we disagree with having to read or hear about what an ass says somehow reflects on us is offensive. I always look for humor and I love a good mockery of most anything. Trump and Mitt’s minions do not set off my humor meter at all. The stakes are too high and it’s no laughing matter right now. After he’s kicked to the curb is plenty time to ROTFLMAO. The time spent even now talking about him on this thread is more than he deserves. Same goes for pundits and polls. I’d love to do a word cloud sometimes just to see how few times PBO or positive campaign stuff is mentioned, relative to the other crap.

    • 167 pkayden
      October 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      I agree with Hopefruit that it says more about Romney than it does about Trump. Funny how the mainstream media hounded President Obama when Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life. The entire Obama campaign, including the President himself, had to disavow Ms. Rosen even though she was not part of his campaign!!

      I’ve yet to see the mainstream media go after Romney about Trump or Sununu even though they are part of his campaign and speak for him. It’s amazing!

  45. 168 theo67
    October 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder that while the President has been campaigning with all his might, he’s also been running the country deftly with all his might. He didn’t have to adjust to “presidenting”, as someone so cutely said yesterday. He’s been President this whole time, having to humour those who think Mitt can do the job.

    I just saw Halperin trying to excuse Romney’s craven excuse for campaigning under the guise of “relief rallying” – and he was saying that he doesn’t fault “either candidate” for their conduct during this crisis, and that that Romney still needed to be visible. There’s truth to the words that Romney couldn’t cede the last days of the campaign and leave the field to President Obama looking (and also BEING) presidential. But, he could easily have done a donation drive or gone to a local red cross to volunteer, called a press conference to rise to the occasion and impart information to those in need. He could have gone to the airports to provide help to those people stranded there. Praised the President and all the officials on their handling of a crisis. Backed up his stance that FEMA should be privatized (reprehensible, but I would have respected him for standing by his very clearly stated position). Instead, he raises boxes of canned goods that will do no good, I can only assume that it’s because he wants any cash donations going to his campaign and not to victims of the hurricane… There are a lot of things Romney could have done to remain visible – OR, he could have just waited two or three days and let the professionals handle the crisis, and then kick up again when the President is back on the trail.

    President Obama said during the campaign “I’m not just a candidate. I’m the President”. And he shows us every single day that he is.

    • 169 amk for obama
      October 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      I really think this scumbag’s stratergy in OH and WI is going to backfire on the vulturevoucher2012 big time, even in red states.

  46. 170 Ladyhawke
    October 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: ‘I Never Thought I’d See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon’

    By Stephen Stills


    Many people don’t understand the obstacles the Republican party has put in the way of President Obama. From day one, they’ve refused to let him govern. What is the value of the perpetual filibuster? You don’t get anything done at all. Mitt’s been calling for that since the first day. So we have watered down versions of everything Obama asked for. But the second term will get better. Even Bill Clinton, in the face of all that Ken Starr nonsense, managed to get a lot done in his second term.

    I feel like I’m watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles – all of the characters are there. At last, Obama found the Waco Kid. That’s Bill Clinton. Karl Rove is Hedley Lamarr, and the Republican caucus is the guys from the fire scene. They’re all in there. I swear.
    With only a few days left, there is very little opportunity for nuance, so I will just tell you from my gut. I never in my lifetime thought I would see a creepier politician than Richard Nixon, but in the last few days, it became clear that Willard Mitt Romney is really, really creepy. Icky creepy, as my granddaughter would put it.

    Halloween is over. Get off the couch, get to the polls, and vote the Democratic ticket. As a fellow citizen, I implore you to exercise your sacred trust and cast your ballot in favor of common sense and the future.


    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stephen-stills-on-mitt-romney-i-never-thought-id-see-a-creepier-politician-than-nixon-20121029#ixzz2Anyb3xRH

    h/t pmcarpenter

  47. 174 vcprezofan2
    October 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Jeez louise, TODobots, why doesn’t somebody knock me up the side of the head when you are moving along, instead of leaving me standing gazing dreamily into the distance? You know that could be labeled as abandonment? Seriously! An entire HOUR OR MORE I’ve been LEFT ALONE slowly and calmly reading each entry, following leads, or musing on the comments, without a thought about checking the bottom after refreshing! 😦

    • 175 cookemom
      October 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Aww vcprez, had I known that it was you bouncing around cyberspace on your lonesome, I would have given you a heads up. At least, I would have joined you, since it’s usually me who is the last one to get a hint.

      • 176 vcprezofan2
        October 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        TY, CM. Appreciate your out stretched hand. 😉 I wasn’t sure if the family is trying to give me away by leaving me at the curb, so discovering that I’m not the only one left behind at times is a bit comforting. I’m going to try to be a bit more alert in the immediate future and see how things unfold.

  48. 177 theo67
    October 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Just heard Chuck Todd saying that the traveling press pool has been called in, so the President is getting ready to go somewhere.

  49. 183 Ladyhawke
    October 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm



    Dear media, You have an obligation to get Mitt on the record about FEMA and Roe before the election since you’ve given up on his tax returns


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  51. 186 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  52. 187 Soca Sweet
    October 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Doe anyone have photos from Romney’s Ohio rally today?

  53. 194 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  54. 208 Bill R.
    October 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

  55. 209 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  56. October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  57. 213 squarepeg
    October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  58. 214 forus50
    October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Maybe Mitt’s campaign should ship those canned goods to Freeport for the ex-Sensata employees he just fired. Although I’m sure they would rather starve than eat anything with his name associated with it.

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  60. October 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    • 219 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      ooooohhh!!! Look at all those “ethnic” people!!! They’re all young and spry, just fired up and ready to grab their walkers and motorized wheelchairs and head straight for the polls!

      • 222 cookemom
        October 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        Look at all of that food!!! I mean shouldn’t those tables be overflowing? He has a whole campaign bus at the ready to drive through the snow covered streets of Ohio and the flood watered and rain soaked streets of Pennsylvania to deliver the goodies. I bet he had his staff go buy food for the optics. But we already knew he was a snake.

        • 223 lisalovesobama
          October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

          the canned goods were probably left over in the campaign bus from the McCain/Palin fiasco.

        • 224 jackiegrumbacher
          October 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

          Really this food is useless because among other things, Red Cross volunteers are diverted from their real jobs to deal with stuff they don’t need and didn’t ask for. I worked for the Red Cross for 10 years and I can tell you this is just a gigantic waste of time and resources. The Red Cross does not distribute food to individuals. At shelters, they have contracts with local restaurants to deliver food in enough quantities to feed a lot of people. How idiotic is it to expect shelter workers to heat up individual pots of different soup cans or open one small can of corn to feed a crowd. The money is needed to get shelter supplies on a massive scale.

          • 225 idon
            October 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

            Thank you. I have friends who volunteer for the Red Cross and it is an amazing awesome logistics machine. Just awesome.

    • October 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      • 227 4morefor44
        October 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        hilarious seeing the gadsden flag in the front row at an rmoney event! yes, begging for a vulture capitalist to come save your poor, downtrodden, bamboozled suburban white ass makes so much sense! like so many things, even the name of the “tea party” which i refuse to call them that, “the news” has bastardized the original meaning of these things, and the republican/looneytarian sheeple follow along obediently.

        “don’t tread on me”…uh huh. just give this draft dodging tax evader with hundreds of millions of dollars many more millions, and then he and his friends will rain riches upon you! makes perfect sense. i’m beginning to think there’s a learning defect in the mind of the modern day republican. for real.

  61. October 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  62. 232 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    MSNBC is now reporting PBO is arriving at American Red Cross headquarters now. Will make remarks in a few minutes.


  63. 234 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I love my President that is all.

  64. 236 ranman11
    October 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    BuzzFeed ‏@BuzzFeed
    Wow. Gate C34 at New York’s LaGuardia Airport http://twitpic.com/b8tfjy
    View photo Reply Retweeted Favorite

  65. 237 lisalovesobama
    October 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    any live links for PBO sans the media filter?

  66. 238 Tally
    October 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    The TEAGOP have lost their minds. I think they may mass Jonestown over NON-Benghazigate

  67. October 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    As a new jerseyan, I am the world’s biggest anti-Christie person but he has been effusive in his praise of PBO:


  68. 240 57andfemale
    October 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    From a 2011 story. The Obama administration planned for this:

    In May 2009, the Obama administration conducted a simulation exercise around the possibility of a Category 3 hurricane hitting New York City, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Friday.
    The National Level Exercise, as it is known, was part of a coordinated effort by federal officials to prepare for a variety of disaster scenarios, including one very similar to what is likely to take place this weekend. President Obama himself participated in the exercise, one of the first of its kind by the new administration.

    “The federal government’s preparation for this storm didn’t just begin as the clouds started to gather and form a tropical depression,” Earnest told reporters traveling with President Obama to Martha’s Vineyard.

    “The federal government and this administration in particular is constantly exercising and preparing and testing and evaluating our readiness for situations like this,” he said.

  69. 241 Nena20409
    October 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    There was a song by Bob Marley….or so….A hungry man is an angry man.

    Romney needs a new form of that song.

    A lying bishop, is a desperate Romney.

    I thought in my youth Reagan was the worst…..Next to Nixon. Then there was GW Bush and Now, there is No one like this magic under garment wearing SOB, Willard. The man is loathsome.

  70. October 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Tweet from Andrea Mitchell
    Red Cross tells us grateful for Romney donation but prefer people send money or donate blood dont collect goods NOT best way to help #Sandy

  71. 244 lisalovesobama
    October 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    PBO did speak to the Red Cross, but it was NOT televised. This was just him and them, no media, no photo op. Just President and Red Cross workers.


    • 245 hopefruit2
      October 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      He might give a presser just to update on the situation and recovery efforts thus far – kind of like what he did yesterday.

      • 246 lisalovesobama
        October 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        yeah, that would be great. I miss seeing him, but I know he’s hard at work. I love that he just went to talk with and probably ask Red Cross workers what he can do for them.

    • 247 nospin
      October 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      actually lisalovesobama, I watched it so it was televised. 🙂

  72. 248 Tally
    October 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

  73. 249 LDS
    October 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I am ……..GRATEFUL!
    So many people are struggling and cannot believe the storm caused so much damage. Thank you Chips and everyone here for helping me get through the night. What a pitiful fool Mitt is. Canned food? Seriously?

    Chips, could WE start a Red Cross donation page here and commitment from TODs who have voted to give blood?
    In NYC we still have no Mass Transit. I am hoping everything is up and running by Friday so that I can travel to PA to volunteer.
    Happy Birthday HZ and AMK!

    This has been such a humbling experience in so many ways.
    We must re-elect this president! Our lives and generations to come depends on this!

  74. October 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  75. October 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Nate Silver tweet:


  76. October 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  77. 258 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  78. October 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

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  80. October 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Bloomberg News: Romney ‘rented’ Mormon church’s exemption to defer taxes for 15 years
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used a loophole to “rent” the Mormon church’s tax exemption status and defer paying taxes for 15 years, according to a new report.

    “In this instance, Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity — the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing — to defer taxes for more than 15 years,” Bloomberg’s Jesse Drucker explained. “At the same time he is benefitting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires.

  81. 266 Allison
    October 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Pres Obama is speaking live on MSNBC

  82. 267 Kreen
    October 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hi friends. Thanks 4 all yr thoughts and prayers for us east coasters. This storm was something else. We r still without power, heat or water. But grateful to b safe and sound. So proud of PBO….thanks again guys

  83. 269 utaustinliberal
    October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  84. October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

  85. 272 cookemom
    October 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I’m listening to PBO speaking from the Red Cross location in DC on MSNBC. He is being so very Presidential and had mentioned the people who have lost their lives and their families. He commended the Governors affected for the job they’re doing. He mentioned Cuomo, Christie, and Bloomberg by name. He’s giving kudos to the first responders, the rescue swimmer who helped save the distressed ship, the nurses who helped evacuate the babies in the hospital and thanked the responses. He directed folks to the Red Cross web site for donations. He ended by saying ‘we should be good neighbors until after the storm affects are over’. Take that Mitt for brains.

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