Glenn Greenwald expertly previews the 2012 election

Note where he wonders if President Obama’s supporters would be enthused enough in 2012 “to get out of bed” and vote …. oh boy.

…. and not once in the entire interview did the ‘king’ of civil liberties mention GOP voter suppression efforts.

But, hey, not an issue that concerns him, of course.

159 Responses to “Glenn Greenwald expertly previews the 2012 election”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    June 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm


  2. June 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Oh Chips you have outdone yourself with this video

  3. 8 Allison
    June 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Greenwald is a punk!

  4. 12 Layla
    June 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    A man left for work one Friday afternoon. Instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend hunting with the boys and spending all his wages.

    When he finally got home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his very angry wife.

    After two hours, she stopped nagging and said: ‘How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?’ He replied: ‘That would be fine with me.’ Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results.

    Thursday, the swelling went down just enough for him to see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.

    : @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  5. 16 MightyPamela
    June 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I guess we showed him, eh?

  6. 19 Ladyhawke
    June 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama 10m


    They should rename the Guardian, China’s People’s Daily


  7. 20 MightyPamela
    June 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I perceive a YouTube Oscar in your future, oh deliciously wicked but very truthful Chipsticks! 😆 (seriously, how is it ANYONE has ever taken this jamtart to be credible?)

  8. 21 Vicki
    June 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Bravo!!! The music! The endless lines!!! The results!!! Only one dumber than GG is the returning champion of idiocy Sarah.

  9. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    June 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    This is priceless Chips. I love it!!!

  10. 27 Vicki
    June 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    We got out of bed, alright. Three hours wait in tribeca.

  11. 31 LDS
    June 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Happy Father’s Day!
    Ms. Chips, what makes this so funny is his face, the music and to know that this stupid fool has followers is just absolutely mind boggling.
    They might as well say they are Teabaggers and get it over with. This really made the end of a perfect day even perfecter( if there is such a word)

    • 32 MightyPamela
      June 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      (sorry, LDS, that is not a word…) (well, someone had to step in, right?) {{{{LDS}}}} 😆

      • 33 LDS
        June 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        Yes. And MightyP, I am glad it was you…..
        But what a day! You should have been here in NYC to share it……had the best salmon dinner in a steakhouse(of all places) 42nd Street called Shula’s (Miami football coach). I love all sports! Not a steak eater….

        • 34 MightyPamela
          June 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

          Sounds just lovely, LDS, I think I was last in NYC in, oh, July or August 1973! May have changed a bit, well, both the Big Apple and I! Seattle has been stunning today, a few random thunderstorms rolling around now. The Mountain is wearing a hat of billowing clouds, I can see it from my armchair! 😉

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      June 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      LDS, what makes it even funnier is that someone cares enough what he thinks to take him seriously and put him on tv. His smirk is nauseating and he’s very adept at absolutely asserting what he knows nothing about. What a complete phony.

  12. 36 WilTal
    June 16, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Outstanding Chips… Who died and left GG in charge of reporting of PBO’s supporters? He needs to be pelted with rotten eggs!

  13. June 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, he is incredibly amateurish. This is the guy upon whom the Guardian and Snowden are betting the farm? LOLz.

  14. 38 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Psssst, GG ….

  15. 39 donna dem 4 obama
    June 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Lawd! Ya have to love Liberal Phenom

  16. 43 Layla
    June 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    GuardianScoops We were played by two ego maniacs and we have no idea how to get out if this mess. *Developing*.

  17. 46 amk for obama
    June 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Fucking twerp cites FL as an example of voter non-enthusiasm. What a clueless twit.

  18. June 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Well lady, you inspired my open thread on TPV: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/06/open-thread-peak-greenwald-edition.html

    Didn’t use your video, but did use a Tweet from today which was equally outrageous.

  19. 52 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  20. June 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    • 54 globalcitizenlinda
      June 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      was wondering how Netanyahu and the leaders of Israel are reacting to this election – especially the ones who were determined to attack Iran.

      could this present a chance for negotiating the nuclear program so that it is limited to energy-generation and not the bomb?

  21. 55 Jenny
    June 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Greenie voted for Bush in 2000 and supported The Decider’s illegal invasion of Iraq, which was also a war crime. Then he supported the Koch Brothers’ corporatist position on Citizen United (“corporations are people”).

    Greenie is nothing more than a sad little disturbed crumb.

  22. 57 symmetry11
    June 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks, Chips! GG is just a waste of damn space. Him and his cohorts in the media have gotten on my last nerve.

    • 59 COS
      June 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      I noticed that Ed had Adam Green on his show today and Ed vehemently disagreed with him and stood up for PBO for a change. Adam Green sounded just like Glenn Greenwald’s twin. He tried to compare the 14 representatives who left the state in Wisconsin to Snowden leaving the country. My goodness!!!

      • 60 jackiegrumbacher
        June 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        Oh Good Grief, why do people like Adam Green get invited to any of these shows. Shouldn’t there be a basic intelligence test–IQ higher than shoe size–before someone is invited on. I’m glad Ed fought back, but, really, if he hadn’t, I would have questioned Ed’s sanity.

  23. June 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I abhor violence, THEREFORE it’s VIRTUALLY impossible for me to IMAGINE punching gg in the temple with extreme prejudice (and force) rendering him slightly less lucid than hsi normal delusional condition. Yeah. I know, how EXACTLY does one PUNCH a DOUCHEBAG? How…..you know….I mean you CAN punch Jello, but……

    • 62 WilTal
      June 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Magapie, I abhor violence too, but this DOUCHBAG, you kick him below the belt…if you know what I mean.

  24. June 16, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Ok all, my Father’s Day menu.

    Farmer John’s baby back ribs, rubbed with Magic Dust from Hitching Post II (which me and the missus knew about WAY before “Sideways” came out).

    A succotash of diced red and yellow peppers, zucchini, and onion.

  25. 68 Nena20409
    June 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Oh My Goodness……Thanks Chips.

    Now I truly believe I know what irks GG. As ABBA would sing……THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL 😉 POTUS sure did on Nov 6, 2012. Go directly to fiery Blazes, GG. GG is a hurting unit. This 1:56 Mins Video is so factually bleeding Brilliant.

  26. 69 Jenny
    June 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Ed Schultz did a great job calling out the Manchurian traitor.


    Meanwhile, Emoprog Hayes’ “exclusive” interview with Greenie bombed, resulting in the lowest rated show in MSNBC’s 8PM time slot in ten years. The ratings for the show are a complete failure. Cancellation is now a matter of when, not if.

    • 70 majiir
      June 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I’ve been wondering how long it would take for MSNBC to give Hayes the boot. I’ve never watched his program because I don’t like wishy washy people and people in the media who are afraid to tell the truth for fear of losing their jobs.

  27. 71 sherijr
    June 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hey I needed that little pick me up ~ nicely done and thanks very much Ms Chips !

    PS- that is the first time I’ve ever even seen this Greenwald character, since I never watch tv.. haven’t missed anything I can see 🙂

  28. 72 Nena20409
    June 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I suppose Living in Brazil, GG was wilfully clueless just like most of his cohorts in US during the 2012 elections. Their emotions guided them. They looked down on Obamabots and dismissively talked about them as Lazy, not able to get out of Beds and the Latinos were so disappointed with “Obama” that they would Not Turn out?

    Say GG, who’s Your POTUS Today 😉 ❓

  29. 75 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Just for you, dear Chips 🙂

  30. 79 Nena20409
    June 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Hopefully, by the time I wake up on Monday, POTUS and Family have already landed in Ireland.

    Later, TODers 😉

  31. 80 JER
    June 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    LIVE NOW: Awaiting First Family’s Departure for Ireland: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  32. 86 amk for obama
    June 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  33. 87 anniebella
    June 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    What time will POTUS, FLOTUS and the girls be leaving for Ireland? Have they left already?

  34. June 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I almost feel bad listening in to these people’s chat:



  35. June 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I saw Marco Rubio on yet another Sunday morning talk show this A.M. and wondered: back when Senator Barack Obama was thinking about running for POTUS, did he go on every Sunday morning talk show every week and give his opinion on every issue of the day? I didn’t think so.

    • 99 arapaho415
      June 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Oh, didn’t you realize that the MSM’s job is to set the narrative for domestic events? (heavy on the sarcasm here)

      They WANTED HRC to win because they could lazily rely on their memory of the Clinton administration, coupled with the first woman POTUS candidate to make their jobs easier.

      Surprise, surprise, the voters and caucus-goers had something to say about who won the Dem 2008 primary.

      I’ve posted this tweet before (retweeted by the odious TIME Yalie @zekejmiller), but this is Thursday’s example of the MSM putting the “uppity” President in his place (which is now a daily occurrence).

  36. June 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Marine One is landing

  37. 104 ThisMagicalEarth
    June 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Hello! I’m testing to see if I can sign in. I’m not using my old pc anymore and don’t have the WordPress info.

    I just want to say how much I appreciate all of you. You are such a strong, positive presence.

  38. June 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Is Sasha already at camp? She is not with them

  39. 111 anniebella
    June 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Where was Sasha?

    • 112 anniebella
      June 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Won’t be the same without Sasha, maybe she was already on the plane.

      • 113 lisalovesobama
        June 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Know exactly what you mean. Really crossing my fingers hoping she boarded way ahead of them

    • 114 lisalovesobama
      June 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      I don’t know. I’m hoping she caught a ride on one of the other helicopters that came in ahead of her day’s and or on the plane before them. Otherwise, maybe she stayed home with grandma? But I surely miss seeing her. 😦

  40. 117 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    AF1 departure streaming here:


  41. 118 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I just caught a glimpse of POTUS’ back as he walked through the door! Arrgh!

    • June 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Posting the video in a while Dudette, but it was so dark it was almost impossible to see anything!

      • 120 Dudette
        June 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        Thanks Chips! I’m watching the plane taxi out to the runway… that’ll have to do for now! 🙂

      • 121 JER
        June 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        He was wearing a new shirt. Maybe a Father’s Day present.

        • 122 Dudette
          June 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

          Y’all are amazing with your powers of observation! I swear I don’t know his shirts well enough to know when he’s got a new one. You GO Honey. Can’t get nothing past you! 😀

  42. 123 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Doors closed; stairs pulled away…

  43. 124 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Wheels rolling…

  44. 125 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

  45. 126 desertflower
    June 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I see that Cenk had to weigh in #GuardianScoops…

  46. 127 vcprezofan2
    June 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Drat! Drat! Rats! Darn! Amk made me miss the flight! Grrrrr! I arrived just as the plane was moving out and no amount of yelling and waving my arms worked. Drat! 😦

  47. 132 ber6964
    June 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Just made it……and off we go!

  48. 133 amk for obama
    June 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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      June 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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      As advanced as medical science is, sometimes we need more thorough procedures to find out why your living status has been impaired. An autopsy can include CAT scans, X-rays, and surgical evaluation.

      Yes. At times when there is a lack of obvious traumatic impact, surgery is needed. Your doctor may wish to examine your vital organs. This involves removal of the organs for the purpose of study. The contents of your stomach will also be examined, so we urge you not to take anything by mouth for 12 (twelve) hours before cessation of your existence or the procedure.

      We certainly hope not. If at any time you’re feeling uncomfortable, please feel free to alert the pathologist.

      We recommend a very large, empty suitcase. Ideally, your family should sign a “permission for disposal” form. If this has been done, you’ll be provided with an effects bag and all unwanted matter will be disposed of in a device affectionately known as “Chuckie”. It can also be helpful for you to bring anything that might have contributed to your current condition. This can include any drugs containers from medications you might have ingested.

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  49. 136 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    … and it’s wheels up! There they go!!

  50. June 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Now that is efficiency. Off Marine One to taxing in less that 8 minutes, I think.

  51. 138 desertflower
    June 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Pretty cool seeing AF1 take off at night…the way the flag is illuminated

  52. 139 anniebella
    June 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    AirForce 1 have taken off.

    • 140 anniebella
      June 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Okay, what time will they arrive in Ireland?

      • 141 anniebella
        June 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        My fingers are cross when they land, Sasha will walk off AF1 with them. Did Grandma go or stay home?

        • 142 lisalovesobama
          June 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

          Don’t know about grandma, but it would make sense if both Oradea the plane earlier than PBO and the rest. It’s like you said, it’s just not the same when all of them aren’t together. All news outlets were reporting that Miche and both girls would be going.

      • 143 arapaho415
        June 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm

        From JER upthread:

        They are scheduled to arrive in Belfast at 3:40 AM EST.

      • 144 JER
        June 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

        3:40AM arrives Belfast

  53. 145 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    It’s always so sad when they cut the feed 😦

  54. 146 amk for obama
    June 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

  55. 147 Jovie
    June 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Lets tell the President, he can do it???
    Come on, he’s having trouble passing a Kidney stone let alone getting rid of all nuclear weapons. Congress will not let him.
    Instead, get him a Congress he can work with.

  56. 150 Dudette
    June 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    LOVE THIS! Miss Teddy!

  57. 152 Melanie
    June 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Apparently Sasha was already on the plane when they got there. Will see when they arrive in Ireland.

  58. 156 amk for obama
    June 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  59. 158 amk for obama
    June 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government to be the State Department’s special envoy for closing down the military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

    Clifford Sloan is the pick to reopen the State Department’s Office of Guantanamo Closure, shuttered since January and folded into the department’s legal adviser’s office when the administration, in the face of congressional obstacles, effectively gave up its attempt to close the prison.

    A formal announcement of Sloan’s appointment was expected Monday, according to officials briefed on the matter. They spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the appointment publicly before the formal announcement.


    Note to bt: This deserves star billing ?

  60. 159 yardarm756
    June 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    GG, Chuckie Todd, et. al. are poster children and living examples of the what you get when Daddy’s sperm missed the mark! 😦

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