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Campaign 2012 Memories lllll

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It’s the weekend. Kick back and enjoy these memories from the Obama 2012 campaign playlist πŸ˜€

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119 Responses to “Campaign 2012 Memories lllll”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    June 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    It shall be so.

  2. 12 57andFemale
    June 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    2nd!

    • 13 utaustinliberal
      June 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Yay!

      • 14 anniebella
        June 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        I respect and admire those two women so much.

      • 15 pkayden
        June 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        Two gorgeous women. Love their outfits.

        • 16 anniebella
          June 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

          Can you just imagine that being Ann Romney and Mrs. Paul Ryan as First and Second Ladies? Oh no no no no no no. I can’t even imagine. So thankful I don’t have too.

          • 17 africa
            June 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm

            I was thinking, can you imagine Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney like this? Naaaaaaaaaaaaah.

            • 18 anniebella
              June 2, 2013 at 12:13 am

              Laura Bush probably were trying to figure out like the rest of us, how the hell could anyone love Dick Cheney?

      • 19 africa
        June 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        I love these two most intelligent and warm-spirited women. Deeply respect them.

      • 20 globalcitizenlinda
        June 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

        two very intelligent ladies who are not pretentious in the relation to ordinary people and set a very high standard for us in the way they respect each other and take very good care of their families

  3. June 1, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Congrats on 1st hf!!!!

    Another great thread, UT, thank you.

    Alycee presented all of us with a very important reminder of 1 June 1921 in the previous thread – yet another example of why TOD is the place for substantial learning as well as fun and passionate support of our President and the American Promise.

    Hopefully, he and members of his staff will read it.

    Yes We Can

  4. 40 desertflower
    June 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    For Carolyn:)

  5. 41 desertflower
    June 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    One more…( I can hear my mom singing in my memories and it brings a smile πŸ™‚

    • 42 carolyn
      June 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks…..our PBS station presented an hour long Sinatra special tonight, but one hour isn’t enough, and this I can keep!!! I bet I’m not the only one on this blog who really, really, really likes Sinatra……!!

  6. 45 hopefruit2
    June 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Frank Sinatra has the same timbre of voice as PBO. πŸ™‚

  7. June 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Sinatra?! Be still my heart!

    • 47 HZ
      June 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Carolyn, indeed. I love Sinatra. Another great musician who left us with great music. He was a very good writer and director of some of the orchestras that played with him. Great to have seen him conduct.

      I was just sitting off of my front bedroom yesterday while trying to relax and allow the pain to leave me alone, so I clicked on my phone and listened to Sinatra Duet album. Great time in my creative space. Enjoyed every song and artist on the album.

      I do believe POB could have been on that album as well. Lovely.HZ

  8. 49 99ts
    June 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    UT – you have had some amazing posts today – and generated some great discussions (leaving football aside πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) The tweets were a delight – I just love God on twitter – a dose of reality.

    I’m always amazed at the links folks find that are just so interesting to read – and so different to the continual whinge whinge from the MSM

    Some of my favorites today (& apologies that I didn’t track the original posters)

    http://krebscycle.tumblr.com/post/51912884114/that-hopey-changey-thing-at-the-department-of-justice – best of the day. Reading it through – the discussion on GWB and his actions
    “In recent years, the Bush administration has recast the federal government’s role in civil rights by aggressively pursuing religion-oriented cases while significantly diminishing its involvement in the traditional area of race.”

    http://sfbayview.com/2011/what-happened-to-black-wall-street-on-june-1-1921/#.UaqNmVp8ynw.twitter
    Sad reminder of the past – so much was never heard outside of the local areas

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ie/2013/06/taking-on-mic-to-end-perpetual-war.html
    amazing blogger is smartypants

    http://thepoliticalpragmatic.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/married-to-republican-congressman.html
    FayPax – fabulous blog

    • 50 jackiegrumbacher
      June 2, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Thanks 99ts. I’ve often wondered the same thing discussed in thepoliticalpragmatic. How can the wives of these hateful, heartless, immoral misogynists stand them? It’s a question for the ages.

  9. 52 HZ
    June 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    UT, ************** ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you for your beautiful gift to me and all of us here.)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

    You are so brilliant as well on Twitter. I thank you.HZ

  10. 54 anniebella
    June 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Was VP Biden and Dr. Biden on vacation this pass week?

  11. 55 dotster3
    June 1, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Chgo Trib has a headline you don’t see that often—-“Man charged with having sex with a pit bull at the city pound”. Ay yi yi yi yi.

  12. 57 dotster3
    June 2, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Awwwww, poor nutty hothead goofball tea party darlin’ Joe Walsh. He thought he was going to be the next Illinois GOP Chairman, and even his fellow Repubs rejected him and chose some lobbyist instead, unsurprisingly. He was too crazy for the voters, even too crazy for the Repub Party—–and that’s crazy. Maybe he and Bachmann can go on the road as some traveling freak show—–they could angrily yell out nonsense stuff and people could laugh.

  13. 59 vcprezofan2
    June 2, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Getting up to have a snack my eye fell on the time – is it really that late? 😯 G’Night! Catch you guys later.

  14. 60 auni
    June 2, 2013 at 12:34 am

    June 1st 1921-Black Wall Street- What a tragic story–and what bothers me so much is that I had never heard of it.

    • June 2, 2013 at 1:32 am

      I completely agree. At 75 yrs old, AA never having heard even a whisper. My God!!

    • 62 yardarm756
      June 2, 2013 at 1:50 am

      There are lots of things so called historians have not documented about blacks in this country. Hell, we were here before the Pilgrams came.

      • June 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

        I’m just finishing up a book called 1493 about the human/animal/plant exchanges that went on after Columbus. It talks about this and also how we are taught that Native Americans and African slaves were powerless against the European but that is not so. Many of the first African slaves were actually warriors captured in battle and so led very strong resistance actions. The author also posits that the spread of malaria may have had something to do with turning people away from using indentured servant and toward owning slaves. (Indentured servants were far less trouble and cheaper than slaves at first). Lots of fascinating information on so many diverse subjects.

        • 64 yardarm756
          June 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

          Now if only the truth was taught in the schools, eh?

          • June 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm

            Yes, we really need to broaden the scope and inclusiveness of our history programs. I attended a series of Social Justice workshops through my intermediate school district during which we read an article about a high school class where the teacher taught about the Civil Rights movement including much information and original sources, far beyond the little chapter in the textbook and including ALL points of view.. He found that black students were affirmed and many of the white students were appalled and ashamed, neither group knowing to much about the era before. It broke down a lot of barriers and created a lot of new understandings. The truth shall set you free.

  15. 69 yardarm756
    June 2, 2013 at 2:26 am

    For those interested in Africans in the Americas, I submit this lenghty presentation. You may want to bookmark it cause it’s very long. Enjoy.

  16. 72 vcprezofan2
    June 2, 2013 at 4:38 am

    ~~~~ πŸ˜• ~~~~ Anyone home?

    • 75 vcprezofan2
      June 2, 2013 at 6:59 am

      πŸ˜€ Last night I thought of asking Utal why not ‘V’, but decided to leave it alone.

    • 79 hopefruit2
      June 2, 2013 at 8:02 am

      If we going by Roman numerals, this one should be V; the last one should have been IV. Something tells me that UT is aware but is putting her own special spin on it. πŸ™‚

      • 80 utaustinliberal
        June 2, 2013 at 8:15 am

        You’re the only person who got it right hopefruit.

        • 81 vcprezofan2
          June 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

          GM, Hopef! πŸ˜€ Having a lot, a lot, a whole lot, of respect for Ms Utal’s intelligence (AND her ability to defend herself) I was in little doubt that she knew her Roman numerals, hence my decision earlier in the night to leave her ‘lllll’ alone! Notice I said I only considered ASKING ‘why not ‘V’?

          And a very ‘Good Morning’ to you, Utal! πŸ˜†

      • June 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

        You’re right! I read it as IIII, not IIIII…see, more reason to use Roman Numerals so I don’t have to count every damn line. πŸ˜‰

        Imagine IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII haha

    • 83 utaustinliberal
      June 2, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Read hopefruit’s explanation.

    • 84 kathryn kivett
      June 2, 2013 at 9:10 am

      I think it’s a topic of conversation….and can be whatever you want it to be!

  17. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    June 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I know a number people are already doing so but I believe that we need to be relentless, loud and persistent in defending AG Holder from the press, the extremist on the right and left who are attacking him for doing his job as AG.

    The White House, Team Obama, DOJ, the Democratic delegation need to hear the voices of AG’s supporters because the detractors are now the loudest.

    the media hosts that offer support (like Bashir & Rev Al) need to hear us say thank you for the support.

    I know that the β€œblog tyrants” are busy but it would a good thing to do one of those extensive blog entries with a focus on AG, what he has achieved at DOJ, and a number of news articles that are supporting him & the DOJ. Such a blog focus could then be available for people to cross-post & tweet to those shouting that AG be fired

    some people who are echoing the nonsense of extremes don’t have a clue as to WHY the gop is intent on undermining the DOJ & the work its doing in areas of civil rights.

    I also wonder WHY there has been little attention paid to the fact that AG thought the leak investigation is so damaging enough that he voluntarily turned in his OWN telephone records to the investigators.

    • 86 globalcitizenlinda
      June 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

      I also happen to believe that by attacking AG Holder, the rightwingers are hoping to interrupt the efforts that DOJ & PBO are making to bring the terror investigations back to the regular justice system and stop this notion of enemy combatants and special jails like GITMO

      • 87 hopefruit2
        June 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

        Linda I echo your excellent points Re AG Holder. In fact, I posted a series of tweets (pts 1-8) about what I believe all this anti-Holder MSM/GOP narratives are about. In addition to the GITMO issue that you mentioned, I also believe that the MSM/GOP do NOT want Dems to regain the House and keep the Senate in 2014. Holder has been very effective in combating voter suppression (as we saw with 2012), and will probably do the same in 2014. Thus they are trying to distract him and derail his progress on that front.

        In addition to the other injustices (affecting mostly poor & minority groups) that he has been addressing, some of these folks just cannot come to grips with a Black person heading the justice department. I think it genuinely instills FEAR/resentment among some who know very well that Blacks have been on the receiving end of many blatant and subtle injustices, to which past DOJ’s turned a blind eye. This routine ignoring benefited many of those who now make up our GOP, MSM, as well as the PL contingent.

        • 88 globalcitizenlinda
          June 2, 2013 at 9:44 am

          the primary reason for the attacks on AG Holder is the work he is doing on civil rights & you are very correct. If they can hinder this work then they are free to go forward with voter supression

    • 89 Bill
      June 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

      I agree completely. Any time I hear someone on teevee going after AG Holder I email them if there is an email available. It seems many MSNBC shows no longer have email access. Bill Press went apoplectic the other day when I emailed him that he was no better than Morning Joe and Fox & Friends.

      It is extremely disappointing that the DNC and elected Democrats are not showing AG Holder more support.

      • 90 globalcitizenlinda
        June 2, 2013 at 9:28 am

        Yea, it is very discouraging. I never wanted to join tweeter but after seeing that a majority of media & punditry now seem to respond to tweets, I joined just to defend PBO and Team Obama against the lazy and biased reporting

        • 91 vcprezofan2
          June 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

          ‘I joined just to defend PBO and Team Obama against the lazy and biased reporting’

          GCL, that’s exactly the reason I joined – to add my little wherever I could since that’s about all I could meaningfully do.

      • 92 vcprezofan2
        June 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

        So it’s up to #wethepeople… as always (thinking of votes). Plus we outnumber them anyways, so if we shout loud enough we will get heard. I remember the #dontdoublemyrate campaign last summer and its effectiveness. Maybe we need a #letthedojdohisjob campaign?

  18. 93 Jovie
    June 2, 2013 at 7:59 am

  19. 94 dotster3
    June 2, 2013 at 8:24 am

    David Gregory is all over the place this a.m. showing some 2 yr. old video! of IRS employees line dancing. This is sheer desperation. He just said this kind of thing further angers people against the IRS and “a government out of control”. He said Repubs will link this to PBO, morph him into the IRS and make him proof of “a government out of control”. What utter nonsense. I often can’t believe my ears—-the junk they’re peddling on our news channels.

    • 95 hopefruit2
      June 2, 2013 at 8:27 am

      You still watch Sunday “Republican Love-in” shows?!?!? My…I really do admire your patience πŸ™‚

      • 96 dotster3
        June 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

        Just innocently watching Weekend Today with Lester Holt and pregnant lesbian Jenna——a multi decade Today Show habit. And I’m not in the “don’t show me” crowd, hands over eyes and ears. I want to know what they’re reporting. I think it’s important to know. I want to know everything.

        • 97 Don
          June 2, 2013 at 8:48 am

          pregnant lesbian Jenna?

        • 98 kathryn kivett
          June 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

          Good Morning….I’m with you Dot….I want to know what someone says rather than what someone tells me that was said….That’s the only way I feel I can legitimately fight untruths….so I bounce around checking things out…..

    • 99 Bill
      June 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

      David Gregory should be careful when talking about dancing. He and Carl Rove are horrible dancers even for white guys.

  20. 101 Ladyhawke
    June 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

    UNPRECEDENTED OBSTRUCTION

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    I hope everyone is watching Up With Steve Kornaki this morning. This is an excellent and long overdue discussion about the unprecedented Republican Party obstruction against President Obama’s administration. Norm Ornstein (AEI) is on the panel (see his article below). They are talking about the nuclear option and unprecedented filibuster abuse. It’s time to shine a light on this obstruction that has created gridlock in the congress. The American people voted to give President Obama a second term to implement his agenda and the Republicans are thumbing their noses at the electorate. Just think about the number of times you have used the term UNPRECEDENTED over the last five years when talking about Republican Party shenanigans. This has to stop. The American people have to get engaged because this obstruction is directly impacting their lives.

    Parties prepare to reverse rhetoric on ‘nuclear option’ for judicial nominees

    By Norm Ornstein

    http://www.aei.org/article/politics-and-public-opinion/judicial/parties-prepare-to-reverse-rhetoric-on-nuclear-option-for-judicial-nominees/

    • 102 Don
      June 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Ornstein is now talking about how President Obama should have nominated more judges to the bench when he first got into office, Ornstein must have been asleep, President Obama had bigger fish to fry namely focusing on the economy which was in the tank. Perhaps Ornstein thinks that the obstruction that President Obama faced didn’t exist. These fucking guys act like Mitch McConnell didn’t say that his number one job was to make President Obama a one term President.

  21. 103 Jovie
    June 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Ariana Huffington going after Eric Holder on this week.
    David Plouffe is taking on her, Rove and 2 other conservatives.
    Good grief! πŸ™‚

    • 104 Layla
      June 2, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Ariana is a nobody!! Anyone paying attention to her is intellectually deficient!

    • 105 hopefruit2
      June 2, 2013 at 9:33 am

      LOL! The same Arianna HuffnPuff who kept huffin’ and puffin for Tim Geithner and VP Biden to resign all thru 2009 and 2010? HAHAHAHAHAH

  22. 106 Jovie
    June 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Hehehe! Plouffe has Rove on the defensive, it’s funny!

  23. 108 Jovie
    June 2, 2013 at 9:45 am

    And…, Huffington is arguing with plouffe that obama is just like bush on many issues. Picking fights with him and Rove not sure which side she is on.
    She equally goes after both sides and embellishes her position to make it seem obama>>>>>>>bush

    • 109 Nena20409
      June 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

      AHuff has HPost and HP Live TV and she is still being booked why? The idea that AH is always booked as a person representing the Left is offensive to me. ABC doesn’t have two GOPers one supporting and another not supporting the TBGOPers. They always book stauch TBGOPers and then add lukewarm Dems.

      Does Karl Rove not have a Fox network to spew his hate and lies?

  24. 110 globalcitizenlinda
    June 2, 2013 at 9:48 am

    One thing I love about the people who have served under PBO is the fact that that still respect, admire and defend him – without PBO’s prompting.

    I wish I could be a boss that ex-employees love, respect and admire!

    Hope people also notice that PBO’s childhood friends, and adult friends (including old flames) still speak very highly of him – tells me all I need to know about his character

  25. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    June 2, 2013 at 9:50 am

  26. 113 hopefruit2
    June 2, 2013 at 9:54 am

    • 114 hopefruit2
      June 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

      This was Tim’s last tweet on Friday:

    • June 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Wow, Tim Samaras’s last tweet is eerie now: “Stay weather savvy”.

      Morning everyone, your host with the most, UT, will be bringing you R&S! Have a blissful Sunday!

    • 117 Nena20409
      June 2, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Holy smokes. So the 9 that were killed, they were 4 of the unfortunate 9? Wow. That is too bad. I feel for their families.

    • 118 globalcitizenlinda
      June 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

      so sorry about the loss in one family!

      I understand that a number of these storm chasers are often live-feeding on-the-ground information to the National Weather Service


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