President Obama with President-elect Enrique PeΓ±a Nieto of Mexico in the Oval Office, November 27 (Ron Sachs/UPI)


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  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    November 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm


  2. 5 utaustinliberal
    November 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    • 6 hopefruit2
      November 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Aw…I imagine that PBO is nostalgic for those days. It’s delightful and at the same time hard seeing Little Sasha grow up.

  3. 7 hopefruit2
    November 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Couldn’t have asked for a better Pres/VP team. I feel so lucky to be alive to be an active witness to this Presidency and administration.

  4. 12 donna dem 4 obama
    November 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Bringing this over…

    πŸ˜† 😎 πŸ˜†

  5. 20 utaustinliberal
    November 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm


    • 21 HZ
      November 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Let us keep calling, emailing, writing, and tweeting the Senators on all of POB’s judicial nominees. We have some emergencies waiting in many states. Please write to Chairman Patrick Leahy who is very supportive of POTUS. Also call and write to Leader Reid to get the Senate to get off of their behinds and get these judicial nominees a vote through. We need this to happen.

      This is another way we can help the President and citizens all over the nation who deserve to have their court benches filled. Please help me on this one. This is very special to my heart. Thank you all.HZ

  6. 22 GGail
    November 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Chipsticks, I just logged on and was swiftly taken from one post to this new one (whew)

    I want Fred to know that from Sea to Shining Sea we – your TOD family members are lifting you up in Prayer, asking God to guide the hands of every medical person that will be seeing to your needs in the days to come.

    Please let us know how you are coming along….because we care and love you!

  7. November 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Arab Spring is hardly over … in Egypt ….

  8. November 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm

  9. November 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Syria Government now Bombing Damascus.
    That’s bad!

  10. November 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    • 36 hopefruit2
      November 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Oh dear….

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 37 hopefruit2
      November 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Unfortunately, GQ had FLOTUS at #7. They had to make up somehow for having Romney on that list.

      • 38 anniebella
        November 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        Thanks for the warning, there is nothing in GQ that I want to see. You don’t disrespect FLOTUS like that, ask the stupid GQ folks have they heard anything about Joining Forces. Mrs. Michelle Obama is one of the most influential person of the last four years.

        • 39 auntsis522
          November 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

          Since we are still fa as a country and id not follow her advise on food and exercise, that makes her “the least influential people”. Can you believe that? Sometimes, I am simply amazed at the stupidity of this country. My gosh, are we the only adults in the country.

        • 40 isonprize
          November 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

          ABSOLUTELY, Anniebella, ABSOLUTELY!!!

      • 41 Chi
        November 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm

        That’s clearly dishonest of GQ…

        Mrs Obama was really the driving force behind a lot of positive responses to the GOTV effort…

        Several people I registered told me they were voting only because they’d heard Mrs Obama talk about how in 2008, a couple of votes by neighborhoods made all the difference for President Obama…

        This is a woman who draws crowds and captivates in her own right…

        I think Democrats will realize just how ‘uninfluential’ she is if anybody really buys into this crap from GQ…

        The idea that this male oriented magazine would go out of it’s way to spin such dishonesty about a very influential First Lady who is pretty instrumental to her husbands political successes, is not only suspect, but disconcerting…

  11. 42 lisalovesobama
    November 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Was watching Rev Al where some lady said that the repukes are also going on the road to sell their bullpokie about the fiscal cliff. πŸ™„ idiots.

    • 43 hopefruit2
      November 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      But didn’t they just claim that the campaign is over – when PBO decided to take his stuff on the road?

  12. November 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Evening everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Fred.

  13. 45 hopefruit2
    November 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    • 46 donna dem 4 obama
      November 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      I just love Dave’s tweets. It’s like watching a mini election night all over when he updates that google doc. 😎

    • 48 Chi
      November 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      I am very gratified as this was personally very important to me…

      I was quite miffed when he was still hovering at 59%…

      We are smarter and better than that in California – he should actually be at 70% allowing of course for the one issue purist left/libertarian crowd who will always vote 3rd party…

  14. 50 daisydem
    November 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Those are two very good looking and distinguished el Presidentes. (I know, bad form en espanol o ingles, but you get my point.)

  15. November 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    The right man won the American election. The wrong man won the Mexican election. PeΓ±a Nieto is a scoundrel!

    • November 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Yep. Al Giordano HATES this guy with a passion. Nieto engaged in wholesale election fraud to ‘win’.

      • 56 isonprize
        November 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

        I haven’t followed Mexico’s politics, but I have followed and respected Al Giordano on US politics. If Al doesn’t like the guy, that’s NOT GOOD. Al is definitely a straight shooter. I actually considered attending his journalism program.

    • 57 TrumpDog
      November 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Oh my!
      I wasn’t aware of that.
      I’m gonna go ahead and take back my comment on Pena’s looks. Someone can be handsome but their deeds can make them ugly.

      • 58 daisydem
        November 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        Me too … if he is not to be trusted. Let us wait and see; maybe he will work with our President and do what is right for Mexico; they so need it.

    • November 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Well, he is the head of the PRI. I don’t think the party has done any real reform since losing power for the first time a decade ago. If you ascend to heading the PRI, you pretty much have to be corrupt.

  16. 60 Dakota
    November 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Just read some stuff about the new Pres. elect of Mexico…hmmmm. This guy has some, uh, character flaws.

    • 61 dotster3
      November 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I also just read about him. Hopefully, he will rise above his critics. His party has a long history of corruption, making deals with the drug cartels for peace. Accusations of election fraud etc. First wife, with whom he has 3 children, died of a seizure. Current wife was a popular soap opera actress, compared in looks to Carla Bruni. She has 3 children from 1st marriage. He had 2 out of wedlock, one died as an infant. He comes from a big political family, has been interested in politics from a young age, always has received attention for his neat and handsome appearance. Unlike most past presidents, only attended U.S. school for 1 yr. in jr. high —in Maine—-to learn English. Has bachelors and masters degrees from Mexican universities, said to surround himself with Harvard and MIT grads—–because “he knows what he doesn’t know”.

  17. 62 prettyfoot58
    November 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    • 64 susanne
      November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      here are some high school photos of her–always a smart, strong, beautiful young woman.


    • November 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Not to be fashionista, but couldn’t they come up with a better-looking headphone for the ambassadors?

      • 66 prettyfoot58
        November 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm


      • 67 hopefruit2
        November 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

        LL, this might be one of John McCain’s unanswered questions that had him all “disturbed” today.

        • 68 HZ
          November 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

          Just remember, McCain has two mean-spirits going on here. Do you all recall John McCain being upset oveer a comment that Dr. Susan Rice alleged to have made during the 2008 campaign about McCain while he was on a trip in Iraq. McCain has been holding those remarks in his hateful heart for all of this time. Plus when POB chose Dr. Rice and won the election, McCain has not been a fan of Dr. Susan Ric or President Obama. This is personal for McCain about Dr. Rice and the President.

          This old hateful man just can’t get over his dried up life. He could leave the stage with so much grace if only he would let his hate just leave his spirit. But he has to work on that before his old soul eat the crap out of him. Sad way to bring your career to closure, Sen. McCain.HZ

  18. November 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    President Obama signaled on Tuesday that he would be pursuing an immigration bill in his second term, telling Enrique PeΓ±a Nieto, the president-elect of Mexico, that he welcomes his feedback on the proposal.

    In his first meeting in the Oval Office with PeΓ±a Nieto, which comes on the heels of the election in Mexico, Obama said he would be “sharing” ideas with his Mexican counterpart. PeΓ±a Nieto signaled that he would be in support of such a plan.

    “We fully support your proposal,” PeΓ±a Nieto said, speaking through a translator. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.”


  19. 70 hopefruit2
    November 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    LOL! God tweeted this when PBO was declared the winner on election night.

  20. 74 prettyfoot58
    November 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Professional Left Sets Hair on Fire About Fictional Entitlement “Cuts”

    …Again and again, it has been the ideologue Left that has abandoned the middle class and the poor when the president has fought for them. They abandoned – no, openly opposed – the fight to get health care reform done. They opposed Wall Street Reform, because it wasn’t “good enough.” At the end of 2010, when the president was busy crafting a deal to protect the middle class tax breaks, unemployment benefits and creating a new tax cut for the working poor (payroll tax cut), these same usual suspects insisted that the president abandon the middle class in order to prove some sort of a weird point.

    There are a group of people who cannot be trusted to stick by the middle class, but they don’t work for the White House. They work for and permeate the spectrum of Left media, and they have shown an willingness – indeed, a demand – to abandon the interests of the middle class and the poor in order to prove ideological points…



    I am sooooooooo weary of these folks…

  21. November 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    A special primary election to replace Jesse L. Jackson Jr. in Congress will be held in February, Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois announced.

  22. November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    • 78 hopefruit2
      November 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      That’s exactly it.

    • 79 relellit
      November 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      LOL, the three stooges, McCain, Graham, and Ayotte still keep looking for what’s not there. Crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get a different result; but you don’t get it!!! πŸ˜†

  23. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    November 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Nope, not surprised at all. Meanwhile the female vote will continue to leave the Repubs in droves…

  24. November 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Good West Coast afternoon, everyone.

    First chance to say hi to everyone. Busy day at the information temple.

    (How busy? I began writing this comment about 30 minutes ago.)

    Best thoughts to Fred. You’ll pull through with flying colors.

  25. November 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    President Barack Obama talks with participants before a meeting with small business owners to discuss a balanced approach to the debt limit and deficit reduction, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  26. November 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Umm, random but awesome old video of the day, Robert Downey Jr dances at ComicCon2012 dances to Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much”.

  27. November 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    • 90 relellit
      November 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      McCarthyism, then that makes the old goat Joe McCarthy in lipstick. ha ha πŸ˜€

    • 91 theo67
      November 28, 2012 at 1:45 am

      And they took her away from doing the nation’s business to answer their questions that will never find a satisfactory answer. These people are not conservatives – it’s questionable whether they’re even Americans.

  28. November 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  29. November 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Oil-and-gas lobby: Repeal of biofuel rule a top priority in next Congress

    By Zack Colman
    A top oil-and-gas lobby is changing strategy and will press Congress to repeal a biofuel production mandate instead of pushing for piecemeal changes to the rule.

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) said Tuesday it believes the Renewable Fuel Standard should not be preserved, saying it is too hobbled by nagging problems.

    Bob Greco, API downstream group director, told The Hill that axing the rule β€œis going to be one of our top priorities next year, and we are going to be bringing our resources to bear.”

    But API β€” which historically has donated to and received support from Republican lawmakers β€” might encounter some resistance in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Β 

    The republicans will have all sorts of riders like this in the fiscal deal. Frankly, the API can piss off.

  30. 95 hopefruit2
    November 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    My rep Chris Van Hollen will be on Ed tonight.

    • November 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      I dint like any of those shows, regardless who they have on for Guests.
      Me thinks these Shows are a big reason why we have Debt in this Country. They have misdirected anger and displacement faults.

      • 97 hopefruit2
        November 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

        I don’t “like” these shows either – but in order to combat their false propaganda, we need to be aware of what they’re peddling. We also need to reinforce the people who do go on those shows armed with the facts to correct disinformation.

  31. November 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and advisors to discuss the ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy, in the Oval Office, Nov. 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Obama Meets To Discuss Ongoing Recovery Efforts From Hurricane Sandy

  32. November 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

  33. 106 hopefruit2
    November 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    So I see that Ed has rescinded the “Plouffe-hair-on-fire” memes from his commentary tonight.

  34. 111 auntsis522
    November 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    HI FRED — I am sending positive thoughts and prayers for a successful operation and healthy and speedy recovery.

  35. November 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  36. 114 a4alice
    November 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but I’M EXCITED that the campaign cats are reorganizing themselves into a supportive group to help the President! I just heard something on NPR and they are totally wrong about how organized peeps are getting! Take a look at this you guys. The Action just launched an Events Page so you can find out what’s going on in your part of the world. I imagine they (meaning: us) are only going to get more organized. This is really cool!


  37. November 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Am I alone in the experience of suddenly having an overwhelming desire for buttery popcorn, making it, eating it, then feeling completely ill and vowing never to eat buttery popcorn again?

  38. November 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  39. 181 dotster3
    November 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Haha—-I’ve thought of Wile E. Coyote too when anyone talks about the fiscal cliff. Wile E. went over a ton of them. Roadrunner tricked him over and over——Wile E. never learned——hmmmm, sounds familiar.

  40. 182 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The Mexican President-elect is adorable, dimple especially, and so is that guy sittin’ next to him.

    Just sayin’.

  41. November 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  42. 190 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    A coupla hick hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head.

    The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”

    The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”

    There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy’s voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?”

  43. November 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I luv me some Hugh Jackman, sexy azz hell. Singing and dancing on Broadway, ok, but even I was like heck now Wolverine shouldn’t be doing dance kicks as high as the Rockettes. Fast forward the video to the 1:41 mark to see Hugh Jackman kick it up with the Rockettes…lol. I love this video though.

  44. 197 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    “If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up” said the sarcastic teacher.

    After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet.

    “Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?” enquired the teacher with a sneer.

    “Well, actually I don’t,” said the student, “but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself.”

  45. November 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  46. 211 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    There was a lawyer and he was just waking up from anesthesia after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side.

    His eyes fluttered open and he said: “You’re beautiful!” and then he fell asleep again.

    His wife had never heard him say that so she stayed by his side. A couple minutes later his eyes fluttered open and he said: “You’re cute!”

    Well, the wife was disappointed because instead of “beautiful” it was just “cute.”

    She said: “What happened to ‘beautiful’?”

    He replied: “The drugs are wearing off!”

    • 212 theo67
      November 28, 2012 at 2:03 am

      At least he’s already in a hospital. Sounds like he might need it as the drugs continue to wear off… πŸ˜‰

  47. 213 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    You find yourself stuck in a hole with a murderer, a rapist, and a lawyer.

    You’re armed but you only have 2 bullets left, what do you do?

    Shoot the lawyer. Twice.

  48. 214 dotster3
    November 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Love welcome back trotter πŸ™‚

  49. 215 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The PV lead is almost 4.4 mil now. bot down to 47.42%.

  50. November 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    11:35 AM tomorrow, PBO delivers remarks at an event at the White House.

    Any one know what the event is??

  51. 224 relellit
    November 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Get well Fred ; my thoughts for a speedy recover are with you and your family.

  52. 225 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  53. 226 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  54. November 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    In case you missed it, Charles Pierce on McCain v Susan Rice:


    “What More Does McCain Want From Susan Rice?… This whole long con has passed now into the realm of pure McCarthyism.”

  55. 228 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  56. 229 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  57. 230 dotster3
    November 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    • 231 amk for obama
      November 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      That’s from Nov 2010.

    • November 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Unfortunately that’s from 2010. 😦

      Justice in this country will not have been served until Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfield, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolowitz, Condoleeza Rice, George Bush and Jeb Bush are tried and found guilty of mass crimes against Americans and humanity for their various criminal role in the Iraq War and/or the 2000 Florida and 2004 Ohio elections.

  58. 234 amk for obama
    November 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  59. November 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  60. November 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  61. 240 otter44
    November 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Thoughts of wholeness and wellness to Fred.

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