Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, President Obama’s Supreme Court appointments, with Justice Ruth Bader, Oct, 2010


Surrounded by members of Congress, signing the Lilly Ledbetter Bill, Jan, 2009


….. at a Homeland Security Council meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President


Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, 2009-2013


Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 2009-2013


Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary



Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations


Dr Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General


Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Director, 2009-2012


With Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer and Cecilia Rouse, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, Feb, 2010


Karen Mills, administrator of the Small Business Administration, 2009-2013


…. escorting Judge Sotomayor to the East Room where the President introduced her as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, May, 2009

….. prior to a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice at the White House, Aug, 2009

President Obama with Justice Sotomayor prior to her Investiture Ceremony at the Supreme Court, Sept, 2009



HP (Nov 2009): With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal bench – the most ever appointed by a president in one term. It also ties the number former President George W. Bush had confirmed in his entire eight-year presidency





….. with newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Aug, 2010

……. before Kagan’s Investiture Ceremony at the Supreme Court, Oct., 2010


A man’s leg – possibly belonging to Stephen Breyer – is visible on the left of the photo



Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards





The Guardian: Election 2012 is already being billed as a historic moment for women. Their votes re-elected Barack Obama for a second term, sent more women than ever before to Congress and delivered a powerful message to conservative politicians that attempts to redefine rape or interfere with hard-won reproductive and other rights will not be tolerated.

Women voted in record numbers, and the gender gap between the two candidates could not have been more profound. Unmarried women backed the president by an incredible 38 percentage-point margin over Romney, a statistic which was one of the most striking of Tuesday night…..


….. signing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, March, 2013


Sally Jewell delivers remarks after being nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of the interior, Feb 2013


Vice President Biden administers the oath of office to Julia Pierson to become the Director of the United States Secret Service as President Obama looks on in the Oval Office, March 27, 2013. Pierson is the first woman to head the agency



188 Responses to “Misogynist!”

  1. 1 desertflower
    April 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Nice job!

    • April 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Hellooooooooooooooo DF! Monster huuuuuuuuge thanks to LovelyPlains for this morning’s Rise and Shine!

      • 3 jacquelineoboomer
        April 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Agree about LP’s Rise and Shine! Hi, there, Chips! Well, will ya look at that – President Obama hangs with a whole lot of “good-lookin'” women. Oh, wait, they are his staff and colleagues and partners and supporters, no matter what they look like. Hmmm … misogynist!

        • April 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

          But the sad thing is, Jacqueline, he’s only appointed women to minor positions – you know, like the Supreme Court and stuff.

          • 5 jacquelineoboomer
            April 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

            Yeah. And the women he’s appointed to the Supreme Court feel so unimportant and all – pushed aside, even. Sonia’s afraid to take down Antonin, for example (blissfully, NOT). Oh, well, we shall survive (hear us roar!).

          • 6 utaustinliberal
            April 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

            Chipsticks, when you come to play, you certainly don’t leave anything on the field huh? Bravo!

      • 7 desertflower
        April 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Morning to YOU! LP did a fabulous job this morning with R/S 🙂 You gave the reins over to some greatness….they all do you proud

        • April 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

          They’re gems DF, appreciate them endlessly! Hope you’re having a blissful Saturday!

          • 9 desertflower
            April 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

            So far, so good! I have to drag myself away from the computer and work in the yard….before it gets too hot to do it. Flower planting time 🙂 Exhausting week at work, so yardwork and flower planting rejuvenates me…

            • April 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

              “yardwork and flower planting rejuvenates me”

              DF, you have one strange way of rejuvenating yourself!! 😆

              • 11 jacquelineoboomer
                April 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

                I’m with ya, there, Chips! Starin’ at the garden wall with a glass of lemonade in my hand listening to the birds is more like my own personal “spring rejuvenation”! But good for DF and all the others!

                • 12 desertflower
                  April 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

                  welllllll…..I like THAT too:) I just have an urge today. Summer comes and I waste my $$ trying to plant ANYTHING in this concrete they call “dirt” here…and then whatever I plant just crumbles in the heat. It’s embarrassing. If it doesn’t work, I’ll be back to sitting outside and sipping the lemonade and watching the birds:)

                  • 13 jacquelineoboomer
                    April 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

                    I hope it all works out for ya, but – if not – I’ll join you in watching the birds!

              • 14 canadabarb4obama
                April 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

                I CONCUR!

      • 15 Betsy
        April 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        Excellent job Chips, how can I tweet this entire roundup. It is striking!

    • 16 jacquelineoboomer
      April 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Congrats, desertflower!

  2. 18 Nena20409
    April 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Good Morning Sun Shine…..Chips.

    GM All TODers Everywhere 😉

  3. 19 JER
    April 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  4. 24 desertflower
    April 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Reposting here…I think that this should go all over the place….terrifying, and the NRA won’t blink or bat an eye over it…. not truthfully, anyway


  5. 25 Nena20409
    April 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    R E S P E C T…….Is what this pres has for We Woman.

    To You Pres Barack Obama…..

    And always, to you…..lady Chips. 🙂

    Aretha Franklin…..R E S P E C T :!:!

  6. 26 amk for obama
    April 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    wham, wham, wham. Excellent KO, chips.

  7. 28 mtmarilyn
    April 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Sure can tell how much this President hates women. I sure hope I am hated this much.

    Good morning TOD family and all the wonderful Chipettes and the master Chips for all the great posts. Just a quick good morning and then off for the day. Had a wonderful road trip 5 states, 3000 miles in 6 days. The purpose was to be with a friend when her husband had open heart surgery. He is doing wonderful. I am so impressed with what can be done today.

    Have a great day everyone!

    • April 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Great to hear about your friend’s husband, mtmarilyn, it truly is amazing what can be done now. Rest up after that trip!

    • 30 desertflower
      April 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Morning, mtmarilyn:) Glad you had a wonderful trip…what a nice thing to do for your friend! Glad to hear that he’s doing so well…isn’t science amazing?????!!!!

  8. April 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    See this was the perfect opportunity for the GOP chairmanships of committee poster with all the men.

  9. 32 amk for obama
    April 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    bj on its 3rd thread on this nothingburger. / smfh

    • 33 99ts
      April 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Those who supposedly support the President & his party debate GOP talking points like there is no tomorrow – including Hillary for President.

  10. 34 amk for obama
    April 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

  11. 35 vitaminlover
    April 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    What weirds me out is that some people, no matter what, are bound and determined to find fault with any and every thing that our beloved President says or does. HOWEVER I know better. He is the MAN! Period!

    • 36 99ts
      April 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      I tend to think they have trouble finding any faults – so they get uprighteously upset about something they would probably say themselves. Those who would treat women as 2nd class citizens are the ones ranting about a woman being complimented on her looks – yet are the first to attack certain women in politics because of their looks.

    • 37 globalcitizenlinda
      April 7, 2013 at 1:07 am

      what I have decided to do is to call them the “trivially-outraged-feminist-brigade”. What a load of nonsense they produced the last few hours

  12. April 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Good morning Ms. Chips and TOD family. I hope everyone have a wonderful weekend. Congratas df on being first this lovely Saturday morning.

  13. 39 amk for obama
    April 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    loony left

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  14. 45 Tally
    April 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I’d just like to point out that Gavin Newsom is smoking hawt.

    • April 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      He’s all yours, Tally!

    • 47 amk for obama
      April 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      I see what you did there. 🙂

    • 48 desertflower
      April 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      He is:) How DARE you say that though!!!! Out loud. So others can hear you. 🙂 All this PBO/Harris bs is much ado about nothing….

    • 49 Bill
      April 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      His taste in women is questionable. His first wife is one of the horrible FOX babes on The Five.

      • 50 Nena20409
        April 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

        Yeah…..but she was sensible when she was flying from CA to NY as a pundit on CNN, MSNBC or Fox. Then she was mostly at Fox. She started her affair, they divorced and she married her 2nd husband…..had a baby and got divorced……by that time…..she was all In Bat Poop, whacked RWNJ.

        I used to like her legal mind. Then heard her when she had a show on Weekends on Fox…..I said what happened to her? I stopped watching Fox in Aug of 2009……..so I only read what Mediamatters or other blogs write about her. Sorry…..TMI.

        • 51 Bill
          April 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

          I am able to watch The Five for a few minutes every month or so. It is worthwhile to see how dishonest and anti-intellectual FOX is. It is truely beyond belief and explains how Republicans exist.

    • 52 MightyPamela
      April 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Well, as meta said, he’s all yours!

    • April 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      You’ve demeaned him with that comment Tally!

  15. April 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm


    Exactly what my heart and mind needed this morning!

  16. 55 debz
    April 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Great post Chips!! I wonder why these “feminists” can find so much energy to go after the President for a comment made at a fundraiser at a private home, yet can’t work up enough outrage to say anything about all the anti-woman laws being enacted in GOP led states. These goopers are literally trying to turn women into nonentities, nothing but breeders, yet the silence is deafening.

    • 56 Nena20409
      April 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      It is I am sorry, these type of “feminists” that made the passage of ERA impossible.

      Kenny Rogers sang: You’ve got to know when to Hold ’em, know when to Fold ’em, Know when to Run……. Puritans Never get that Mixture/balance right.

    • 58 Betsy
      April 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Except for Rachel Maddow who is covering all the anti-women legislation that is going on in the country. I don’t always like her especially when she is snarky about PBO, but I have appreciated her coverage on this.

    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      April 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Debz, going after the GOP would be hard work for these whiners. You’d have to research what’s going on in each state and identify the culprits. You’d have to review proposed legislation and analyze the consequences for real women. And then the pushback from hate radio and Republican apologists would be terrible. No, it’s much easier and less stressful to just go on and on about a simple, harmless statement from the president. You can gin up outreach and establish your creds in two easy steps and it’s risk free. I’ve always believed it came down to laziness, which is why you can count the serious well-informed commenters on women’s issues on just a couple of fingers.

  17. 61 andogriff
    April 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Perfect post Ms Chips, it sums up the essence of our president beautifully, thanks so much!

  18. April 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Why does Obama hate women so much? 😉

  19. 63 GGail
    April 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks and TOD family!

    Great thread pics Chipsticks!!!! Rolling them out one after another really tells the story.

    It’s perfect because I just finished viewing the Valerie Jarrett video and I just LOVE HER too!!!

  20. 64 MightyPamela
    April 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    KaBoom! Chipsticks! Here you go again, making it all HAPPEN! Wowzer, and thank you so much…. whoa. Whew. Okay, now I do need a rest.. I am more impressed than ever with PBO, which is saying a lot, but having it all in photos, all right here, the work he is doing, the impact he is having on this country… He is a legend. So are YOU!

    • April 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Hi LL,
      Missed getting connected yesterday to tell you, how much I empathize with you. This too, shall pass. I lived it. You and the missus will be fine. One day at a time. (((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))))

      • 67 desertflower
        April 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        THIS. Trust me…we’ve ALL lived it. Sometimes we fall into the comfort zone and it keeps us from pursuing what our real passions are. As hard as this was…there is a diamond in there waiting to shine. Hugs to both of you. Chin up…

  21. 68 Anna
    April 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Only blind fools can not see the respect President Obama has for women, their intelligence, their strength, their problem solving abilities. Only idiots don’t see the love and respect he has for his compaion in life, mother of his children, intelligent, strong, caring, and yes, beautiful, inside and out, Michelle Obama, who herself could be President. Only Michelle gets those looks of deepest love and respect. How petty so many are to keep on their mission to try and find some rift in this relationship and some to try desparately to prove that The President doesn’t like women. What a sad and limited life those fools live. Their, said my piece, as my mother would put it. Real women know the truth!

  22. 69 Nena20409
    April 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    These so called “feminists” Here’s Bonnie Raitt
    Let’s give them something to talk about.

  23. April 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you Chips. I repeat, more people need to spend some time watching Jon Favreau’s chat with David Gergen.

  24. April 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Ms Chips, thanks for this entry. By the way, you should consider one entry highlighting PBO’s “mistreatment” of his many girl-kid admirers. I am thinking of the photo in the Oval Office with a young girl (dressed in pink) chasing PBO – can he get more “abusive” than running away from you in public?

  25. 74 Allison
    April 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Chips, thanks for the fantastic blog. I’m so disgusted with all the criticism of PBO regarding his very appropriate comments pertaining to Kamala Harris. I’ve forwarded this link to a RWNJ friend!

    • 75 anniebella
      April 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      I’m disgusted with all the criticism to, I refuse to comment on it anymore. As I said last night I am sick and tired of it. I mean tired of it. I refuse to read any more comment about it. Because those with any darn sense knows POTUS meant no harm or disrespect by what he said.

  26. 76 desertflower
    April 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Another awesome, rational, thought out Smartpants:)


  27. April 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Good Afternoon Everyone! Spring has decided to pay a visit today. Maybe it will decide to hang around for a while this time.

    Chipsticks, you’ve given us all kinds of evidence of the President’s dislike of women!

  28. 79 Allison
    April 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Does Buzzfeed have any black “reporters/journalists?”

  29. April 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  30. April 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I look at the caliber of some of the people who are elected to office and wonder, is that the best we can do?

    We know that are people who have the intellect, character, and ability to serve in public office, but won’t even consider running. People who are not doing it to further their own interests, but genuinely want to make things better for those who are not in a position to help themselves. When you see the silliness that we consistently see coming from the MSM, who can blame them? Who wants to deal with STUFF that has absolutely nothing to do with the job they’d be elected to do? Who wants to deal with the abuse and obstruction such as what we see President Obama being subjected to? Who wants to expose their families to the foolishness?

    The insanity of the MSM is one of the factors that will make having the quality of candidates such as President Obama a rarity.

  31. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    April 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    ICYMI, Chips – this other misogynist’s tweet fits right in (Ha!):

  32. 88 0388jojothecat
    April 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    The GOP house reps, senate, presidential and 2012 candidates have been disrespecting women with some of the worst statements EVER and this president says a woman is beautiful that’s an “attack” on ALL women? This country’s media is just stupid and useless. Why would anyone want to watch any media so-called “news” show because they are only “entertainers” and what they have to offer ain’t worth watching or hearing.

    • 89 jackiegrumbacher
      April 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Jojo notice what happens when they talk about this stuff. Everyone gets distracted. And what doesn’t get covered? The impact of the Sequester, the resistance to sensible gun control, immigration, the insanity of North Korea. All of these are important issues, but we’re urged to turn away from them like easily distractable children. That’s the real goal here.

  33. 90 auni
    April 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks–once again– POW– take that you idiots. Bill, who is the FOX gal you mentioned?

  34. April 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Hope that Kathryn Kivett and Bill are still reading this thread.

    Here’s the heartwarming article about James Taylor from last September:
    “his doctor father, Ike, launched a lifelong crusade for quality health care for everyone, and his New Englander mother, Trudy, was part of a movement to integrate local schools and facilities”


    • 92 Bill
      April 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      Great article. Thank you. It is an excellent summary of the opposing progressive and reactionary sides post WW II in NC. I hope the progressives take up the current challenge.

    • 93 kathryn kivett
      April 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Yes, in and out, working on moving bird feeder so squirrels can not jump from house and eat all the food…down to feeding yellow and red finches b/c squirrels don’t seem interested in thistle…the yellow finches are just gorgeous this time of year…..thank you for posting the article about my “other” boyfriend, James Taylor…his songs have been a part of my adult life and his passion for PBO made me so proud. About NC…my DIL, who worked for Harvey Gnatt and worked on his campaign against Jesse Helms tells me I have just lived a sheltered life…..and I guess I have……I have never been moderately interested in politics until PBO….it started with PBO’s speech in 2004 at Dem convention…he touched me like no other politician ever has…..during the Jesse Helms era, none of my friends or relatives supported him, including Republicans. Everybody just rolled their eyes and stayed embarassed….I always voted Dem and never failed to vote but was never involved…..today I went and read the Wiki article on Jesse Helms and was absolutely horrified that I had not payed attention to just how much power he had and how much he influenced the current climate in NC and elsewhere. After Jesse Helms, we have made great strides in NC and I can only hope that eventually people will start paying attention to what is going on and be outraged…not only Dems but Independents and moderate Republicans. It will take a lot of organizing in the AA , hispanic, and young communities to over turn the damage in 2014. Democrats just don’t seem to show up in off year elections in NC. It will take EVERY vote in 2014 and unfortunately they all did not show up in 2012, otherwise PBO would have pulled it off…it was close.

  35. April 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    And, just to remind everyone this is the internet, here’s a cute LOL:

    • 96 desertflower
      April 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Both beautiful in their own way! MY black cat DEFINITELY has those delusions of grandeur!

    • 97 anniebella
      April 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      I don’t like cats.

      • 98 Bill
        April 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        Anniebella, if you were around one for awhile you might change your mind. They are hilarious and loving in their unique way.

        • 99 anniebella
          April 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

          I don’t think so, I don’t know what it is, I just don’t like them. Maybe I’m afraid of them.

          • April 6, 2013 at 5:55 pm

            Yes, you must be afraid of them. There is nothing as cute as a little kitten. I’ve had cats all my life, they are like miniature tigers, lions, and all the big cats you can think of. do you hate the big cats too? If you don’t you can’t possibly hate the mini version. I love gods or what humans call dogs too.

  36. 101 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Livestream at the link:

  37. April 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Here’s what Carolyn and other non-crazy Oklahomans are up against:


    It’s obvious that GOP lawmakers in red states think their job is to suck up to corporate interests, and have no clue what the public is.

    • 103 desertflower
      April 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      You know their motto: ” I got mine, fuck you.” Truer and truer every day. They don’t even TRY to hide it anymore.

      • April 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

        But how can these idiots keep getting votes?

        If the majority of Oklahomans knew that their elected lawmakers boast that it’s not their job to provide an education?

        Even the most ignorant must believe that public schools are in everyone’s best interest.

        I hope the Oklahoma media picks up on this remark and investigates other unhinged beliefs of GOP officials.

        • 105 Bill
          April 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

          This may be overly cynical but it is possible some Republicans believe the less their voters are educated the more supporters they will have.

          • April 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

            I don’t think you’re being overly cynical. I’m not sure if the lack of education will necessarily give the Republicans more supporters. However, I think the lack of education will make people less empowered and make it more difficult, if not impossible, for for them to move out of the low-income/middle class status.

            • 107 carolyn
              April 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

              I saw this article in our paper this week. I slapped my forehead and said ouch! Another one! The sad thing is that we have had the third largest education budget cut in the last three years……since Repub Gov Mary Fallin has been in office. All she talks about is cutting out the income tax…..we are NOT heavily taxed here. If you rode on our highways, you would know that! The level of abysmal ignorance is unbelievable to me. Too many people are absolutely PROUD of their ignorance.
              The only good thing about the legislature this year, is that they are not legislating on abortion and vaginas this session. Mary Fallin stupidly turned down the Federal medicaid money, now they’re in trouble because of our HUGE number of uninsured. The president of the state hospital association is furious with her, and has written editorials about the situation, is trying to convince her, but she is paid by someone, and is also NOT BRIGHT, which is really a handicap.
              When Henry Bellmon was governor, a progressive Republican, the state made great strides in education, both in funding and incurriculum. However, Frank Keating, retrograde Republican followed him, and the system started going backwards. He publicly called teachers “slugs” That’s what we’re up against.
              We moved here for a very good position for my husband at a State university. However, we could not believe how far behind California this state was. And still is. They are proud of that. We thought about going back to California, but by the time we could, housing had climbed SO much in California, that there was no way we could move. Now…..it’s too late. We have friends, doctors, our children are here and in Dallas, but thanks for your sympathy. One reason I love this blog so much is because it keeps me reminded that all the country is not like here.

  38. April 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    There are a lot more members of Congress who support gay marriage. They’re just waiting until it’s safe to admit it.


  39. 110 Vicki
    April 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Why are we so certain that it is RW fueling the fire of PBO’s comments about Kamala Harris?
    If you listen to any of the speeches Hilary gave last week all she is talking about is women needing to be recognized.
    One opening comment is about “equal pay for equal work” guess she slept through Lily Ledbetter.

    Don’t kid yourself. Hilary supporters—-and I know plenty of them here in NYC——–believe that what did Hilary in was her gender. Not that she faced the most brilliant politician and charismatic leader in generations, no—it was that he was a guy, and any guy would beat a woman.

    • 111 WilTal
      April 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Vickie, it was her arrogance that did her in. She thought, no way in hell that a black man could be elected. Well, needless to say, she got the biggest surprise of her lifetime.

      • 112 Left-Indie
        April 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

        It wasn’t her arrogance. First of all, every rational bet was on the Clinton machine than a new comer barely few years into his senate seat. My own relatives and in-laws were split right down the middle, the older folks for the proven Clinton machine and the younger ones for hope & change. I was with Obama, but still thought of it as irrational. A long shot, and it was, like making half-court shot. What did Hillary in was pure incompetance. It was a shame how a compaign staffed with such experienced folks could fumble as badly as they’ve done. Money and staff mismanagment and backbiting. It was the new guy who ran a smooth humming machine. Go figure. For me, it wasn’t the great speeches and rallies, but this smooth managment that got me donating money like I’ve never done for anybody in my life.

    • 113 cookemom
      April 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      This and the fact that it was those folks who initially even brought it up and are keeping it going. Repubs have always felt it OK to compliment the little woman on her looks. Pay attention to who keeps this non-issue going. I’m not saying they are SOSH supporters yet, but way too much ink, pixels, and air time on it.

      • 114 Debra
        April 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

        I just catching up on this Zerlina Maxwell nonsense. Why does that Zerlina Maxwell woman have a picture of President Obama on her twitter if she has such a problem with him? I do agree some of this is Hillary supporter related.

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Vicki, I don’t think it was the RW fueling the fire at all, almost all the rants I saw came from self-described progressives. There were some sincere objections to the comment, but most of the ranters have been opponents of PBO since day one, some of them Hillary supporters, but not all.

      • 116 Vicki
        April 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        Is that ultra-annoying Z. Maxwell a progressive, maybe a PUMA?

        • 117 Vicki
          April 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm

          Also Annie Lowery’s idiotic column onPBO’s cabinet members. Trying to set a meme thaat the Next Pres. has to be a woman. OK
          Just not That woman, please.

    • 118 Nena20409
      April 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Pardon me…..wasn’t Hillary speaking at events or forum or symposium for Women……both appearances?

      That was my understanding.

  40. 119 WilTal
    April 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Good afternoon everyone! Chips, thank you so much! This is Kick-Ass! President Obama’s record speaks for itself! I can’t thank everyone enough for the content that you provide every day!

  41. 121 nathkatun7
    April 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    As always, great post Chipsticks! I wonder why in this day and age, with so much information available, people keep writing and saying stupid things that can be easily debunked.

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      ” Many live by the code “work smarter; not harder.” For some it means achieve what you want or need with as little effort as possible. The people who are writing and saying stupid things know that they have an audience who will go to the easiest source for information and will not make any effort to search other sources to prove or disprove what they have been told.

  42. April 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Very sad.

    Hope that Zabul province (Afghanistan) doesn’t become a new Benghazi:

    • 126 anniebella
      April 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      I will be glad when our troops and people are brought home from Afghanistan.

      • April 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm


        We should have been focused like a laser-beam on getting OBL in Tora Bora just after 9/11.

        The Iraq stupidity diverting vital resources led to further unstability in the Middle East and a quagmire in Afghanistan.

        Dotster3 posted a “pic of the day” awhile ago of a US soldier in Afghanistan; the background were mountains that are close to Mt Everest in height. Anyone looking at that terrain would know that intruders (i.e., NATO) could not possibly “win” a war in such a geographically challenging area.

  43. April 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Someone say something about a massage?! I’m in. 😉

  44. 129 Don
    April 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Vicki, don’t waste your breath trying to explain anything to the Hillary supporters. They aren’t interested in anything that doesn’t have to do with Hillary being elected President. This entire roll-out of Hillary has been so ham-handed and cynical. Bill Clinton out of the blue writes an Op-ed about how he was so wrong on DADT and DOMA, then two weeks later Hillary comes out with her “I support gay marriage” video, which would have meant something if it was released in the heat of battle, not when the skies are clear.

    But the real tipoff that the Clinton machine is cranking up is good old Bill receiving an award from GLAAD, for those that don’t know, GLAAD is an organization that does great work for our gay, lesbian, and transgendered brothers and sisters. You would thought that GLAAD would have recognized the President and ended DADT, made it possible for GLAAD’s member to be recognized on a federal level for the first time in history. You would have thought that GLAAD would have recognized the first President in the history of America to say that he believes in same-sex marriage and that GLAAD’s members have a right to marry. You would have thought that GLAAD would have recognized the first President in the history of America to not defend laws that are discriminatory against GLAAD’s members. But no, GLAAD thought it reasonable and necessary to recognize a former President that forced gay military soldiers into the shadows.

    Now the Clinton’s sleeper cells (Carville, Rendall et al) have been activated and are out in full force campaigning for Hillary instead of fighting side by side with President Obama.

    I guarantee you Bill Clinton is behind closed doors skinning and grinning with that southern charm of his that Hillary will be a friend in office if she’s elected.

    The Clintons have never been team players, it’s always about them. They don’t even have the self-awareness to know when to walk quietly; if they did they would not have been out on front street setting up shop even before the goddamn inauguration parade was over.

    • 130 Vicki
      April 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      That’s what Clintons do—into the juice at every opportunity.
      Held a press conference on the Tarmac as GWB was being inaugurated.

      Don, this time they are backed by the RW. Pete Peterson leads the Fix The Debt movement that rendell mentions along with “austerity” every chance he gets.
      Make no mistake about it. The Clintons are Corporates NOT democrats let alone progressives. they want every last dime out of our pockets and the destruction of the things we care about and need.

  45. 131 kathryn kivett
    April 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    what does PUMA mean?…I know it was a group of women who supported Hillary and would not vote for PBO…are they republicans or democrats or both?

    • 132 Nena20409
      April 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Party Unity My A*s. Is what PUMA stands for.

      They were mostly Dems and some Liberal/Moderate GOPers.

    • 133 Asher in Boston
      April 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Means party unity my ass. Those were Hillary supporters who swore not to vote for Sen. Obama then after he won the dem primary.

      • 134 kathryn kivett
        April 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

        Thanks for responding…..guess they are out in full force now….Oh, I would vote for her, if she runs, just b/c I would vote for any Dem over a R, especially today……of course I would love Joe to be the nominee…..but I won’t work for her or donate or anything else. I just have not ever liked her, going way back when.

  46. 135 anniebella
    April 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Any guess as to who is going to win today in the NCAA Final Four?

    • 136 kathryn kivett
      April 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Louisville but not pulling for them…personal reasons.

    • 137 Vicki
      April 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Syracuse—2 reasons. Syracuse gave my team the NY Knicks our all-star unbelievably great Carmelo Anthony AKA Melo
      Also, I went to school there—-long ago—-

      • 138 anniebella
        April 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        I think the Michigan and Syracuse game will be a good one.

        • 139 anniebella
          April 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

          Carmelo is playing real good, he had another 40 point game last night. A tough game coming up Sunday for the Knicks, at L.A. Clippers.

          • 140 Vicki
            April 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

            Tomorrow we are facing Oklahoma a terrific team led by Kevin Durant. Hoping for a miracle there. Clippers first-rate team too—Blake griffen is a very tough opponent.

            I am a longtime Knick fan and my team has suffered and lost for more than a decade. This year we are on track to win our division!!!, 50 games!!!, and hopefully go a few rounds in the post-season.
            Melo is not only a spectacular scorer but a charismatic likeable guy. Generally seems to enjoy the game and frequently flashes an irresistible smile.

  47. 141 GGail
    April 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    This comment is for my friend VC. I haven’t seen her around yet, but I want to post this before I…..forget!

    I just finished watching a beautiful program on public station KCET here in Los Angeles. It was a concert by the Soulful Symphony, led by Conductor Darin Atwater. The symphony and choir is made up of African-American’s and Latino’s and the concert was riveting and so beautiful, that I must share it!!!

    Here is the website of the Symphony… http://soulful-song.org/the_symphony.asp

    • 142 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      I’ve seen that program — they are fantastic. I actually had tickets for their concert in Baltimore on February 23rd, but I was too ill to drive down.

      • 143 GGail
        April 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

        I was so inspired by the performance, that I sent an email asking to be placed on a mailing list for future performances – especially here in the Los Angeles area.

        • 144 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          April 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

          In Philly, there is a youth orchestra music program called PlayOn! My cousin is featured in the second featured pic on their homepage (mohawk, playing trombone) http://www.playonphilly.org/

          • 145 vcprezofan2
            April 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm

            Thank you both. Offspring was a member of the school board and later the area, Enrichment Bands in elementary school and really enjoyed it. I had forgotten that, Alycee but that might be an area where he could give back as he looks around for things musical to do.

    • 146 vcprezofan2
      April 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Here I come strolling in, GGaill. You were thinking of *me*? Aaaw, I feel really good! 😆 😆 😆 Soulful Symhony, right? Thanks, I’ll take a look (am trying to catch up at the moment as I was gallivanting all morning) and then pass it on to the music lover in the house. Will thank you more meaningfully later after I have viewed it. Thanks again, GG.

    • 147 vcprezofan2
      April 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      And GGail I listened to the group playing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ a favourite of mine 😆 – thanks again – and passed it along to Offspring. It would be nice to see him, apart from enjoying it, get something of his own going. He and a cousin started a teen-to-toddler keyboard and rhythms music group a few years back, but were only able to keep it going for a year. In fact the keyboards are still sitting unused in the basement along with the mini-drums and a real drum set. I tell you, with all the materials I have, if I were musical I could have several music groups going! (Sigh, I don`t know how to do things in moderation.)

  48. 148 Jovie
    April 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    The House republicans(Cantor) is readying a bill in case we hit the debt limit on may 19th. The bill only pays interest, to the debtors.
    Thus leaving us about 1 trillion short to fund rest of Government.-

    Therefore, the Stupid Liberals better start focusing on the House Republicans because they mean to get rid of the Social safety net, hell bent! 😦

  49. 149 criquet
    April 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Chips, great post.

    Could you add Mrs Debbie Wasserman-Shulz to the list?

    She is a former Hillary supporter who has been one of the few steadfastly loyal to PBO after he won the nomination.
    Chosen by PBO for head of DNC so belongs in the group of ladies you posted, I think.

    • 150 jacquelineoboomer
      April 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Totally agree, criquet! Debbie is as profoundly supportive of PBO as Nancy Smash!

    • 151 hopefruit2
      April 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Indeed. DWS has been nothing short of a-amazing. She has been as loyal to PBO as VP Biden is, but considering she was once a staunch Hillary supporter – it’s even more to her credit!

    • 152 nathkatun7
      April 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Yes she does, Criquet! Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shulz has been an excellent DNC chair while at the same time doing her job as a member of Congress. I also think the relationship, and the mutual respect, between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama tells us a great deal about the President’s respect for women. Yes, I still call her Speaker Pelosi; especially since people still call the half term senator from MA, Sen. Brown.

  50. 153 Ladyhawke
    April 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Chuck Todd Asks if President’s Fundraising is Responsible For Continued GOP Obstruction


    • 154 jacquelineoboomer
      April 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      That dork’s still around? Thought we talked him into running away, cryin’!

    • 155 hopefruit2
      April 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Phuck Chuck.

    • 156 nathkatun7
      April 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Chuck Todd Is an absolute idiot! Is he suggesting that there would be no GOP obstruction if President Obama stopped raising funds for his party? I hope the TOD twitter brigade hits him hard for this stupid question.

  51. 157 Nena20409
    April 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    MSNBC, pastor Warren from CA…..his 27 yrs old son, Matthew Warren, has committed suicide. He has suffered from Mental illness for years.

    I know many in the LGBTQ community were not fan Pastor Warren.

    • 161 anniebella
      April 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Sorry to hear about Pastor Warren’s son. My deepest sympathy goes to him and his family.

    • 162 dotster3
      April 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      That is sad. It seems many family members in these strict religious households end up suffering from that controlling atmosphere, develop problems, especially offspring. Quite common, in fact.

  52. April 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    • 164 jackiegrumbacher
      April 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Bob, this has been a long and grim battle. I certainly hope we’re nearing the end of both the fighting and Assad.

  53. 165 utaustinliberal
    April 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Woooo….Chips. When you come correct, everyone should look out! Bravo!

  54. April 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    That’s how misogynist do it. They hide their misogyny by being friends with a lot of women, marrying a smart tough independent lady and teaching their daughters to be the same way, appointing women to positions of power and influence and signing laws that are beneficial to them.

    I can’t believe you fell for it.

  55. 167 hopefruit2
    April 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    George Bush asks: Is our emoprogs stupid?

    • 168 Nena20409
      April 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Speaking of GW Bush, the guy, David Kuo, who established the Faith based office during GW Bush’s regime and later quit his job, he grew to dislike what Bush was doing in terms of Religion and caring for poor folks, etc has died at 44 yrs old of brain Cancer.

  56. 170 Nena20409
    April 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Ali Velshi Says Goodbye To CNN.

    He will be starting a New 30Mins show with Al Jazeera America this June or so.

    I liked him.

    • 171 0388jojothecat
      April 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      He’s getting away from the bat crap crazy American “news” corporation and doing real news.

  57. 172 vcprezofan2
    April 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Ms Chips, this was a swell post! Our President is so sincere in character that nothing these dodo birds (from left or right) throw at him will stick , especially when he has such solid evidence out there to the contrary, and such excellent researchers like yourself to shine a light in the right directions. Have I told you lately that I love you your humour? 😛 😛

  58. 173 utaustinliberal
    April 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Hmmm….I wonder where Romney falls into? (heavy sarcasm implied)

  59. 174 utaustinliberal
    April 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

  60. 178 utaustinliberal
    April 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  61. 179 MightyPamela
    April 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Is it difficult to post comments today? I have tried 3 times to chime in, but seem to be BANNED! What, me?

  62. 180 hgerhard
    April 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hello TODers – just got back from the big immigration rally in Boston. It was a huge success. Faneuil Hall (capacity 800 people) was packed.
    The first speaker was our wonderful Senator Elizabeth Warren who addressed the crowd in English and Spanish to thunderous applause.
    Then followed Congressman Joe Kennedy, a passionate and articulate advocate for meaningful immigration reform with a path to citizenship. We also heard from undocumented immigrants – stories of separation, fear and isolation of families torn apart by a broken system. Keeping families together was the main theme of the many posters supplied by SEIU.

    It was a diverse crowd of immigrants from every corner of the globe and activists united in their determination to fight for immigration reform – not in some undetermined future, but right now. “This is the time” the speakers insisted and the people roared their approval. Shouts of “Si, se puede” could be heard throughout the event. Exiting Faneuil Hall all participants were given a single white carnation to be placed at the Federal Building in solidarity with families torn apart – often due to circumstances beyond their control.

    And then we marched past many of Boston’s historical places. Led by a marching band, it was an upbeat crowd, moving to the music and shouting their beliefs in our ability to work together towards a better day when all of us will have a chance to achieve our own American Dream. There were people of all ages and backgrounds, many children and mothers carrying their babies. I heard snippets of conversation in a dozen different languages, and there were flags from many nations along with large American flags and small ones given to every participant.

    At the Federal Building we placed our flowers and ended the rally with reflection and prayers. There were readings from the Bible and the Koran and from Hindu scriptures about welcoming strangers and honoring the newcomers in our midst. I was happy to be there and join in the voices of hope, mindful of the fact that I am an immigrant and proud to be an American citizen.

    There will be many such rallies all over the country and if enough of us raise our voices, we will succeed. Yes, we can!

    • 181 vcprezofan2
      April 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Oh thank you Hgerhard for giving a prompt report. I remember waving you off this morning. 😉 It sounds like things went really well and that`s a good way to `start`.

      • 182 kathryn kivett
        April 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

        How absolutely beautiful…love the flower and flag touches…how fortunate you are to be able to participate in such a hopeful event. Thank you for telling us about it.

    • April 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Wow, I’m so excited that you had such a great demonstration of support for immigration reform!! Thanks for the full report, hgerhard, and thanks for being a part of it.

  63. 184 utaustinliberal
    April 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Testing….because WP seems to be eating up my comment.

  64. 185 utaustinliberal
    April 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    This is an interesting Op-Ed and a must read.

    “Thank you, Mr. President, you’re not such a bad-looking guy yourself.”
    That would have been my response if I were California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who finds herself in the middle of a media dustup after President Obama introduced her as: “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country,” at a fundraiser earlier this week.
    Harris is a beautiful woman. She’s also super intelligent and accomplished, which the president also noted. In fact, he lauded her professional merits first. So, I say take the compliment and move on. Or, if you’re slightly embarrassed by the comment, give it back and move on.

    President Obama’s observation is not a major offense to women around the globe. Ridiculous flaps such as this one have always made me uncomfortable with calling myself a feminist, especially if that means I have to fly into a fit each time a man makes an awkward comment about a woman. Clearly, the president realized in hindsight that his comment didn’t go over very well, and he has apologized. But I don’t believe an apology was necessary.

    It’s impossible to believe that anyone could seriously call President Obama a chauvinist over this banter between friends. No matter your politics, you will have a hard time finding a president who has included women more in his agenda. What has he done for us lately? Let me recall just a few things: Appointed two female Supreme Court justices, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, Appointed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored worker protections against pay discrimination. The bill had failed in the Senate in 2007.

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