Rise and Shine

Completely random pic


11:30: President Obama delivers remarks at an event at the White House attended by “middle class Americans who would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act”

12:30: Jay Carney briefs the press

3:0: PBO & VP Biden hold a cabinet meeting

4:45: PBO & VP Biden attend a meeting with business leaders



Steve Benen: As fiscal talks continue in Washington, Republicans are already facing several disadvantages. Not only is President Obama holding a stronger hand — with looming tax hikes, he clearly has more leverage — polls show the American mainstream more likely to blame the GOP if talks fail.

But for Republicans, it gets worse. They have fairly specific policy goals in mind, but haven’t persuaded the public at all. Consider the results of the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, which I turned into a chart.

Full post here




Washington Post: The White House signaled Tuesday that it will try to marshal the momentum from President Obama’s reelection triumph into another victory at the negotiating table, launching a full-fledged public relations effort to avoid a “fiscal cliff” that could jolt the nation back toward recession.

Administration officials said Obama will hit the road this week for a campaign-style series of events with ordinary Americans, including a visit to a toy manufacturer in suburban Philadelphia on Friday. That trip and others will be aimed at increasing pressure on Congress to reach an agreement on heading off a series of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are scheduled to begin in January.

The push comes as top Democratic and Republican leaders work to avoid a standoff on the issue, which includes debate about Obama’s insistence that tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans enacted by President George W. Bush should expire.

More here


Greg Sargent: In another big development this morning, Rep. Tom Cole is privately urging fellow Republicans to acquiesce to Dems and extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class – then fight over the high end ones. Cole admits:

“Some people think that’s our leverage in the debate. It’s the Democrats’ leverage in the debate.”

This matters: Cole doesn’t typically break from GOP orthodoxy; it may mean GOPers really are coming to terms with who has the leverage here.



Well, the one thing you have to give the spotlight-humpers currently trying to make a meal out of the career of Susan Rice is they’re nothing if not predictable.

Rice, and acting CIA director Michael Morell, took time out of their busy schedules to go up to Capitol Hill and soothe the wounded fee-fees of John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and the inexplicable Kelly Ayotte …. who apparently has been adopted by Grumpypants and Huckleberry Closetcase because they can convince her that Susan Rice went to prom with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. So Rice and Morell give them the courtesy of a meeting that these three had no real right to demand, and this is what we get from Huckleberry when the meeting is over…..

….. This whole long con has passed now into the realm of pure McCarthyism …. No details. Nothing specific. Just John McCain, being troubled, as he has been since the country declined to make him its president…..

Full post here



Steve Benen: At this point, when it comes to the political controversy surrounding the Benghazi attack, I’m no longer know what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is complaining about. He’s raised questions, which have been answered. He’s raised theories, which have been debunked. He’s smeared Susan Rice, but he knows her only crime is sharing credible intelligence on a Sunday show.

And yesterday, the Republican senator’s descent into incoherence reached new depths.

Full post here



Completely random fierce pic:


Morning everyone!

185 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. November 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    GM chips and TOD family. I hope everyone has a marvelous day today.

  2. 19 Allison
    November 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Good Morning All…Love the pic!!

  3. 21 desertflower
    November 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Off to work! Have a great day everyone:) Congrats…again, Ranman!

  4. 23 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    • 24 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

      // Deborah Carey, co-founder of Wisconsin’s New Glarus Brewing Co., was pretty excited to discover that her bag contained bottles of the President’s special White House homebrewed beer. “I got beer!” Carey exclaimed to reporters as she left the meeting, Politico reported. “I got beer from the White House!” //

      America loves to be given attention by this President.

  5. 26 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone. Congratulations RanMan on #1! 🙂

    • 30 symmetry11
      November 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

      This is some foolishness and so “high schoolish”. I think that I am going to need to unfollow these folks. I don’t like seeing this type of drama in my timeline. It is such a distraction.

    • 32 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Yes, I don’t know what the hell this is all about! The “shoq value” user has been tweeting all day, everyday.

    • 33 utaustinliberal
      November 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

      BuzzFeed is just one step above from the tabloid trash that is the NY Post. They have no clue about the background to this so called “twitter war.” They just love jumping in and stirring BS. Who is “NYSouthPaw” and why doesn’t he or she reveal his/her full name instead of hiding behind some baseball terminology especially when writing for a well known publication such as BuzzFeed?

      • November 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

        True, but they’re inviting this kind of coverage by having such a public war. Just wish someone would step in and get them to agree to a ceasefire.

        • November 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

          What pisses me off is that Cole and ABL are involved. They should know better.

        • 36 donna dem 4 obama
          November 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm

          So true Chips! I tried yesterday to tell shoq to cut it out. He was complaining about losing followers. I told him that it wasn’t so much because people were choosing sides (because most of us don’t think its our business and we really don’t want to be involved in this mess) it was because they were tired of seeing this played out on their TL day-in and day-out. It’s beyond outrageous at this point. Honestly I think shoq has “lost it” at this point. He needs to take a break and all the rest of the players in this drama need to cease and desist!

  6. November 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

    That first picture is one of my absolute favourites. 🙂

  7. 40 Nena20409
    November 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I am probably asking a question that I should have known the answer, but honestly have no clue. So please some TOD Samaritan set me straight. I have noticed now today and yesterday……a reference made by Chipsticks about RANDOM pictures? What ‘am I missing?

    I love the pictures. They are just incredible. So why the term Random?

    • 41 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Because they are not related to the topic of the thread, or they might be from another year, time, event, etc completely unrelated to what’s going on now. What’s most important is that they are CUTE pics of PBO!! They are posted simply for the “naughty mat” TODers out there… 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • November 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

        A completely perfect explanation!

      • 43 Vicki Green
        November 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

        Make room for me on that naughty mat. Close-up bare arm. Oh my.
        News is Romney is coming for lunch at WH tomorrow. ???

        • November 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

          Why can’t Romney just have some shame and disappear into the ether? The way he lied about President Obama and insulted Americans in general – he should be hiding his face from here to the end of time. Instead, he seems to be getting a lot of attention – too much. Doesn’t the media understand that so many of us survived the campaign by thinking of the glorious day when we wouldn’t have to see his face again or hear his lying voice?

        • 45 Lovepolitics2008
          November 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

          Sometimes I think President Obama is a bit too “empathetic” lol… This is a generous gesture towards Romney, evidently aimed at sending a message to republican voters that “we can disagree without being disagreeable” .

          But, PLEASE president Obama, after Romney used lies and deceit in the campaign, don’t give him a seat on any economic, business committee or “commission” !!! Romney is a vulture capitalist and represents exactly what’s wrong in the economy, both on the national and global levels !

      • 46 Nena20409
        November 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

        Thanks HF…..now, I am so embarrassed…..I wasn’t even thinking that. I thought that there was some other story….LOL….how clueless can I be? OK, please, I beg of you, please don’t answer that question.

        • 47 vcprezofan2
          November 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

          No need to be embarrassed, Nena. Me, I would have explained it as Chips throwing random picture bombs into the village to disturb the calm because she can, and because she has a streak of deviltry that can’t tolerate when the village is too, too calm. 🙄

    • 51 Eveingeorgia
      November 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

      She’s messin’ with us!

  8. 53 amk for obama
    November 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

    polls show the American mainstream more likely to blame the GOP if talks fail.

    I will believe it when I see it. As of now, the house is as red as it was before.

  9. 55 dotster3
    November 28, 2012 at 10:09 am


  10. 67 amk for obama
    November 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Also. Too. Time to completely ignore the old angry thug & his minions and move on. Susan Rice is gonna be the secstate.

  11. November 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Is it true that Romney will be having lunch at the White House tomorrow? Have you heard that? Just saw it on Twitter.

    • 69 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Yes, because President Obama is that kind of person who is willing to sit down and have honest discussions about moving this country forward. Romney must have accepted the invite. The campaign is over, and the adults in the room have to get working on what’s good for the country.

      • 70 anniebella
        November 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

        Well don’t call me an adult because I wouldn’t have invited Mitt. But if he can sit down with the likes of Cantor, Boehner, McConnell, and all those other weasels of Republicans, he can sit down with the likes of Mitt Romney.

        • 71 anniebella
          November 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

          I’m sure other Presidents have sit down with their opponents before. POTUS isn’t the only one to do so. Or am I wrong.

        • November 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

          Remember when the newly elected 2008 PBO had McCain to the WH for discussions and a photo op? Look at how much good will he got from that gesture!!

  12. 73 vcprezofan2
    November 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Good Morning Chips and TODobots! It’s Wednesday, and a good day in the nation of Obama-Biden, rright? 😆

    TODville has a special promise to keep – praying or sending positive wishes outward and upward for FRED as she undergoes major surgery today. Since we don’t know the time of her surgery I’m suggesting/asking that we don’t put our wishes all in one spot (like here), but spread them out throughout the day whenever Fred crosses our minds. It could be a single sentence, enough to remind us to keep the positive chain going. I once read somewhere, ages ago, that though doctors couldn’t explain it, some ‘felt’ the difference in the case of patients who are ‘prayed for’. If true, let’s make sure they feel it today during Fred’s surgery.

    Here’s to a good day, all around!

    • 74 amk for obama
      November 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Best Wishes, Fred.

    • November 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Very best wishes for Fred and a speedy recovery.

      • 76 HZ
        November 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

        Morning and Joyfulness to Chips and my TOD Family. That is a great thought vc. Spread our thoughts and prayers throughout the day.

        Well, I started early this morning. Went in and lit the candles on the piano next to the lovely flower for Fred. Sat and prayed for our POTUS, VPOTUS, and their families and my brother. That is natural posture everyday.

        Then I was lead to read Ps. 91 for POTUS and VPOTUS. A sweet spirit was in the room with me and I gave it to the presence of our beautiful Fred to be fine throughout this surgery.

        Went downstairs and it was just breaking dawn and I lit the candles downstairs and place one of my favorite CDs of my favorite hymns sung by a great baritone and it was so peaceful. I must keep that spirit that our Fred will be fine.

        We have so much to be so grateful for on our beautiful site, and I give thanks to the angels of sweet love, mercy, grace, and protection for each of you and ofcourse, I give thanks for our Chips. What a beautiful family of support our POTUS has behind him.

        We are going to be just fine. Keep your spirits open to good things, gentle things, pure things, joyful things, and when the journey gets a little turbulent, just hold on to our inner love for each other and stand firmly to what we believe in our heart. We are here to help POTUS be the best president ever for this time in our lives.

        I was reading something after showering and dressing, and I would like to share with my TOD family.

        Start each day by saying,”I will do my best today,” and avoid, if you can, criticzing yourself for not doing everything perfectly. Make your caregiving of yourself an act of love, and not obligation totally. Ask God or whom you pray to, to give you grace, love, and to surround you with a peaceful heart as you whisper prayers to the One you speak to daily. Each to his/her own private One. Spread your hope and joyfulness through your day.

        I give these to Fred from all of us :
        (((((((((((((((((((( Our Loving Thoughts Throughout This Day, Fred))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  13. November 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) urged fellow House Republicans Tuesday to join President Obama and pass an extension of the Bush tax cuts for households earning less than $250,000 immediately, Politico reports.

    At a meeting of the House GOP whip team earlier in the day, he made the case that Republicans would strengthen their position by joining hands with President Barack Obama now to give most taxpayers what he calls “an early Christmas present” of ensuring their taxes don’t go up on Jan. 1…

    “I think we ought to take the 98 percent deal right now,” he said of freezing income tax rates for all but the top 2 percent of earners. “It doesn’t mean I agree with raising the top 2. I don’t.”


    • 78 theo67
      November 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

      The thing about Congress playing around with the 98% is that the same 98% is busy shopping for the holidays right now. They will be done shopping in a couple of weeks (for the most part). And they need to know that the GOP aren’t going to hold them hostage and plunge the country into recession for their precious 2%. Just think about the impact to the economy if the 98% have to restrain themselves from holiday shopping because of GOP games. They need to pass the Senate bill now.

  14. 79 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

    LOL! Now everyone is immediately thinking of the gifts that Romney is going to get tomorrow 🙂

  15. November 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Stephanie Cutter, who served as deputy campaign manager for Obama’s re-election effort, said that the president’s mandate after winning re-election “is to protect the middle class,” during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.”

    “His mandate is to protect the middle class and help people enter and stay in the middle class,” Cutter said. Adding that that means protecting programs like Medicaid.


  16. 89 LadyTNT
    November 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Good Morning TOD peeps. Fred, I’m praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    At work and a republican co-worker got me heated at my desk. Another lady was saying how the news is talking about another recession, which I haven’t heard any thing about because I don’t watch the news, and the repub was like there’s only so much money and if it continues to flow freeingly………. I knew she was trying to make a dig at the President and I know she knows I’m an OBOT because EVERYONE knows, LOL! Anyway, I had to woosah early this morning at my desk.

  17. 90 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

    • 91 susanne
      November 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      i can’t imagine that lyin’ is looking forward to this– trying to get the ‘stench’ off, but it won’t go away.

  18. 92 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

  19. 93 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

    These “completely random pics” I consider gifts from my President.

  20. 94 squarepeg
    November 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

  21. 95 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

  22. 98 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Mark Knoller is so preoccupied about the lunch menu at the Romney-Obama meeting tomorrow:

  23. 99 Nena20409
    November 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Pres Obama meeting a one lying bishop, Willard Mitterrand Romney for Lunch on 11-29-12……? My younger sibling’s B-Day? Nooooo.

    Unless, the GIFT is to have Romney WORK on bringing back Jobs to America….it is In-sourcing, Mittens.


    Have Romney work on nationalizing our Federal Voting process to stop Voting Suppression…a tactic applied by Romney’s cronies?


    Have Romney Go to Wall Street For Infrastructure investments.

  24. 102 No Child Left Behind
    November 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Good Morning TODville (like the name),

    Thank you much for those “random” pictures. Love them all!

    I’ve just received my “CNN Breaking News” e-mail about the lunch between the 47% Mittster and the President. I hope it is set for 12:47 pm and that the cake with the 47 number above is served as dessert.

    Since Romney got the majority of Wall Street support as well as that of the billionaires, he should bring them on board for the sake of this country. The President is a great man, a man of vision who can put personal feelings aside to do what’s right. I hope the Mormon Bishop can pull himself to reach that level. But if I have to think of his disingenious or flat-out lying ads, I will lose hope.

    Have a great day everyone.

  25. November 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

  26. November 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

    “The military has begun showing more interest in solar energy recently, especially concentrated solar power (CSP) systems, which are capable of producing much more electrical power than traditional solar energy systems.”


  27. 112 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

  28. 114 Jewelz
    November 28, 2012 at 10:51 am

    This is so sad. President Obama’s Crow National adopted father has died. May his soul rest in peace.

    Barack Obama loses adoptive Native American father
    By Rachel Weiner , Updated: November 28, 2012

    President Obama’s adopted Crow Nation father has died. 

    Hartford Black Eagle, 78, died at home in his sleep at Lodge Grass, Mont., the Sun Herald reports.

    In May 2008, Obama became the first American presidential candidate to visit the reservation of the Crow Nation. During his trip he was adopted by Hartford and Mary Black Eagle as a member of the nation. Hartford chose the name “Awe Kooda Bilaxpak Kuxshish,” or ”One Who Helps People Throughout This Land.”

    After the ceremony, Obama described his adoptive parents as ”the nicest parents you could ever want to know.” He added, “I like my new name. Barack Black Eagle. That is a good name!”

    The couple traveled to Washington for Obama’s first inauguration, among four generations of Black Eagles who came to witness their new relative’s achievement. The compact links the first family with five generations of First


  29. 121 xtine
    November 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

    [Awww! RIP]:

    On Monday night, the president lost his adopted father, who was also a spiritual leader for the tribe. After battling emphysema and pneumonia, Hartford Black Eagle, 78, died in his sleep at home at Lodge Grass, Mont., according to his son, Cedric, the chairman of the Crow Tribe.

    As the family prepared to make funeral arrangements Tuesday afternoon, Cedric Black Eagle said his mother was expecting a telephone call from the president later in the day. He said his father was proud to count the president among his sons, though he never made a big deal about it.

    “He didn’t really brag about it,” Cedric Black Eagle said.

    The White House didn’t respond late Tuesday to a request for comment.

    It marked the second death in the Black Eagle family this month. On Nov. 16, Marilyn Black Eagle, Obama’s 55-year-old adopted sister, died in a two-car traffic accident. An obituary published in The Billings Gazette listed the president and first lady Michelle Obama among the survivors.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/11/27/175723/barack-black-eagle-obama-loses.html#storylink=cpy

  30. 130 Eveingeorgia
    November 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Late, Good Morning!

    These Random Pictures are getting to be too much, Chips. Too old for the naughty mat, just resuscitate me, please.

  31. 133 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Romney is glad to accept because he thinks he’s going to get some gifts.

    • 134 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

      *going to get some gifts* = too funny!

      • 135 anniebella
        November 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

        I know I am suppose to put it in the pass, President Obama did win, but I just can’t forget how Mitt and his people never showed this President any respect. It was always Obama, Obama, Obama, never President Obama.

        • 136 susanne
          November 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm

          hard to put it in the past, when myth is going to be lunching in the white house! all my protective instincts are aroused, and i’m also remembering all the ways myth insulted our president, trying to bring him down. pbo is a gentleman, but he’s also very smart, and i know he can handle himself. still, i’m feeling angry that myth will be in a position to insult him to his face.

  32. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    November 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Love Charles Pierce’s tag for McCain and Co.: SPOTLIGHT HUMPERS. That about says it all.

    But I’d prefer to take another peek at that top inside-the-car photo of our President, to start my day! Thank you, Chips!

  33. 140 relellit
    November 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Good morning Todville and Chips 🙂

    I find that Charlie Pearce article very interesting
    I think the all the Three Stooges want is to get Susan Rice and President Obama to testify under oath. Over @ FAUX NEWS they talk about under oath, a lot; and impeachment too.

    Fox News has taken their conspiracy claims for impeachment to new crazy places by claiming that Obama blackmailed Petraeus in order cover up Benghazi.


    Congratulations RanMan. You got a beautiful picture of the First Lady.Simply beautiful

  34. 144 xtine
    November 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    [Fascinating …}:

    The United States, in consultations with Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molho in Washington in recent days, has urged Israel not to overreact to Palestinian plans to seek upgraded status at the United Nations on Thursday, advice Israel seemed inclined to take.

    France on Tuesday said it would support the Palestinians’ bid to seek non-member observer status at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

    British diplomats indicated Tuesday that Britain is still undecided how it will vote.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday about the issue, the State Department said, adding it agreed to disagree with France over its decision to back the Palestinian bid.

    “With regard to France and any other countries, we obviously disagree with our oldest ally on this issue,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists at the State Department Tuesday. “They know that we disagree with them, but it’s their sovereign decision to make how to proceed.”

    [,,,,] Update: Germany said Wednesday it would vote against the Palestinian measure, while Britain said it might abstain. Several other European nations, including Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta, Ireland and Switzerland, said they would join France to vote in favor of it. Australia, following an uproar in its ruling party over plans to vote against the measure, was likely to abstain.

    Read more: http://backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2012/11/3294/us-israel-low-key-as-france-announces-support-for-palestinian-un-bid/#ixzz2DXC1onp2

  35. November 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

  36. November 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

    There’s something special about that man and his entrances and exits. Saving the one entering the plane…….

  37. 150 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Sen. Susan Collins is giving a press briefing right now after her meeting with Amb. Rice and she is taking a chainsaw and hacking away at Rice’s character. This is disgusting to witness.

  38. 154 Bill
    November 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Susan Collins is connecting Susan Rice to bombings of US Embassies in Africa in 1998. They are not letting up.

  39. 158 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Now we get to the bottom of Susan Collins’s attack on Amb. Rice’s character. She wants John Kerry’s senate seat vacated.

    • 159 COS
      November 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

      The only thing that I am getting from these meetings are the repugs all coming out saying the same thing. I don’t see Amb. Rice gaining anything from these meetings. It just keeps the issue alive and more MSM coverage.

      • 160 vcprezofan2
        November 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

        It just keeps the issue alive and more MSM coverage.

        Which I’m sure the GOP see as a blessing, however, I’m hoping it works in the reverse, with more and more people becoming aware of their manipulation and irrelevancy. My personal regret is that Susan Rice actually responded to them and stated her willingness to respond to their questions. Of course, if we were on the ball we’d help in ensuring that the take on this action was that she is being open and bipartisan – which is only the truth after all.

      • 161 TrumpDog
        November 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        The only thing that I am getting from these meetings are the repugs all coming out saying the same thing. I don’t see Amb. Rice gaining anything from these meetings. It just keeps the issue alive and more MSM coverage.


  40. 162 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Susan Collins is doing a grave disservice to Amb. Rice’s character. She’s connecting her to the bombings at the U.S. Embassies in Africa in 1998. She attacked Rice in a highly personal manner. This is sad. What they’re doing to Amb. Rice is beyond the pale.

    • November 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

      I’m not listening, but my question is: How much longer will PO let this go on before he “lets loose” on these creeps?

      • 164 hopefruit2
        November 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

        PBO is not “letting” anything go on. It’s the media who keeps giving these Republicans a platform to spew their hate. Thats who we need to go after. We all already know exactly where PBO stands regarding Susan Rice and the GOP attacks against her.

    • 165 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

      In a way, I would love to see Amb. Rice resign her current position and take herself out of the running for SOS. Our country – with these Republican dogs in it – does not deserve her. But then the awful Rs would say she had something to hide and left because of them. Since she has nothing to hide, she will stay and remain the gracious, loyal, distinguished public servant she is now, probably because she has President Obama’s full support. I think I’d “stay around” with his full support, too.

      • 166 amk for obama
        November 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Nope. She shouldn’t. Enough with falling for lunatic ransom demands from the thugs.

        harry reid should move his ass on filibuster reform., especially on admin’s appointments.

        • 167 jacquelineoboomer
          November 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

          Of course, I know this and agree wholeheartedly. It’s just that I wish it would happen, for a little poetic justice. I’d like to see her slap the podium and yell FU behind her, as she walked off.

      • 168 anniebella
        November 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

        I’m for Amb. Rice sticking right there. No way does she resign, hell no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • November 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

          ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay where she is and follow through with the nomination.

          HF, I know what you mean about PO “letting” them continue this. I also know he spoke very forcefully at his press conference about what is going on, his support for her, etc. I just wonder how long before he says something else and this time, even more forcefully.

    • 170 mtmarilyn
      November 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

      I am so mad right now at the Repubs at the way they are attacking Ambr Rice!!!!! I am going to be calling emailing, and tweeting all of them. They all supported to race to war in Iraq and now they are being such hypocrits. I am ready to go to war against all of them. I am ready to go over the cliff. I will take any financial hit if it will bury these Repubs.

      • 171 anniebella
        November 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

        mtmarilyn, I think that is a great idea, we should contact these Senators, write, email, tweet, call or whatever and let these rascals know exactly what we think of the disgusting way they are treating Amb. Rice.

        • 172 mtmarilyn
          November 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

          We have our voices now. I am no longer willing to allow the msm to always go with the Repubs. We spoke in this election and the Repubs don’t care. We must speak out and support our President and his cabinet.

  41. November 28, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Love your completely random pic! The Prez looks like a teenager. My Mom and I think he is just beautiful.

  42. 177 utaustinliberal
    November 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    You need a good laugh today? Read Stuart Stevens’s (Chief Strategist for the Romney campaign) Op-Ed as to why Romney was such a fantastic candidate. No wonder Romney was stuck in a bubble. He had this fool telling him he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.


  43. 178 Nena20409
    November 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    President backs Reid’s Filibuster reform.

  44. 179 mtmarilyn
    November 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I am off to work but I am ready to do some work this afternoon on the taxes and Ambr Rice. I am now on a mission.

  45. 180 xtine
    November 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    [OT, not sure if it’s been posted …]:

    Damascus: Syria’s state news agency says 34 people were killed in this morning’s twin car bombings in the Jaramana district of Damascus.

    It said a further 83 people were injured, citing the interior ministry.

    There is widespread scepticism among activists at the government’s version of events. They speculate that the government is behind the blasts as a way of spreading fear among Syria’s minorities. Many Druze and Christians live in Jaramana.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.


  46. November 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    The President meets with Romney for a lunch Tomorrow at WH.
    Some of the comments made by Romney and his staff, leads me to believe that Rimbey will not be offered a position.
    But, we will see. The President is very forgiving providing he is not a recidivist offender, like McCain.

  47. 182 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    #My2k is now trending on Twitter.

  48. November 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    And 4 years ago, it was widely stated that the McCain meeting was a reason for working across the aisle.
    McCain did none of that, makes me believe something extraordinary was said during that meeting.
    So, don’t listen to Pundits and watch Romney be offered something business wise?

    • 185 anniebella
      November 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Please tell me what do anyone think this President should offer Mitt Romney business wise? I say let Mitt Romney go on off into the sunset. Good-bye to Mitt Romney.

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