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‘pledging allegiance to the tea party’


93 Responses to “‘pledging allegiance to the tea party’”


  1. August 12, 2011 at 7:55 am

    And to their godfather, Grover Norquist. Could these people be any more out of touch?

    TGIF everyone!!

  2. 2 Ladyhawke
    August 12, 2011 at 8:00 am

    That is what I call RAPID RESPONSE.

    I was following the live blogging at Think Progress last night. They posted a picture of all of the GOP candidates with their hands in the air showing they would all walk away from a 10 to 1 deal. I just knew the response to that question and the photo was going to be a gift to the Democrats.

    I can’t wait for the ad about Mittens and his “Corporations are people too, my friend” gaffee. It’s going to be brutal.

  3. 7 Fred
    August 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

    bloody hell this is scary.Where did “Country First” go? :shock:

    I could swear folks pledged allegiance to uphold the Constitution of the United States not Grover Norquist :roll:

    • 8 Ladyhawke
      August 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

      I really want the Democrats to hammer this point home. The Republican Party needs to explain how they get elected to serve the American people, take an oath of allegiance to the constitution and then proceed to take multiple pledges from special interest groups thereby nullifying their oath of office. They have to explain why they need to surrender their judgment to another person that is outside of the government. I hope the Democrats will be relentless in keeping this important issue on the front burner.

      • August 12, 2011 at 8:50 am

        Because they say one thing when they are campaigning, and turn around and do another after getting elected. Liars, Liars, Can’r believe a word they say. Can’t trust them. They are deceivers, destroyers, killers. Sounds like the Devil to me :-( Scary :-(

      • 10 Sue in Minnesota
        August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

        If you haven’t please consider carrying this issue forward to your elected reps/senators/the White House the DOJ, and the Leaders in both
        houses of Congress by e-mailing/calling/writing and tweeting. This really impresses me as a violation of their sworn oath. I did this last week, but will continue on a weekly basis until someone tells me I am barking up the wrong tree.

        This list for us to act on gets longer by the day:

        1. The President’s directive yesterday telling Congress to act on proposed written legislation immediately upon return to Congress- extending tax breaks/road construction bill-infrastructure bank-reforming the patent system-putting veterans to work (what did I miss, I’ll listen to his appropriately intense, and IMO awesome speech he gave in Holland yesterday).
        2. Jobs, jobs, jobs
        3. Nancy Pelosi’s request to make the joint committee sessions open to the press, the public, the internet
        4. Grover Norquists – as Alan Simpson recommended investigate the man and his supporting network, and challenge the pledges of 274 Congress people including 2 Democrats (I think all but 13 Republicans have signed this pledge) putting allegience to a lobbyist ahead of their allegiance to the Constitution and the people it protects and serves. No legal eagle here, but this impresses me also as possible sedition or treason. As Bobfr pointed out Grover Norquist may well be this era’s Jefferson Davis.

        Please try to encourage others outside of this circle to join in with this effort. Sometimes I feel like I am talking to brick walls, but I keep on it, especially with the young people in my life that haven’t quite figured out that their futures are really on the line. I’ll keep talking, if they tell me to shut up (which they best not :shock:) I tell them to wake the hell up.

  4. 15 Ladyhawke
    August 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

    ‘Corporations Are People,’ Romney Tells Iowa Hecklers Angry Over His Tax Policy

    ============================

    It was a telling, unscripted moment for Mr. Romney likely to be replayed on YouTube. In an instant, he seemed to humanize himself by pointedly squabbling with the group of hecklers, showing flashes of anger and defying his reputation as a sometimes stilted, unfeeling candidate.

    But at the same time, he seemed to reinforce another image of himself: as an out-of-touch businessman who sees the world from the executive suite.

    Mr. Romney’s remarks drew a quick response from Democratic Party officials. “It is a shocking admission from a candidate — and a party — that shamelessly puts forward policies to help large corporations and the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class, seniors and students,” said Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/us/politics/12romney.html?_r=1

  5. August 12, 2011 at 8:36 am

    BREAKING:

    U.S. retail sales in July post biggest gain since March; sales climb 0.5 percent – Reuters

  6. 17 dotster
    August 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

    OT, but this is quite the story in the Indy Star today. A married 64 yr. old Repub—-a state senator—-is caught in a gay tryst with an 18 yr. old. He answered a Craigs List ad, and the details are unbelievable. The good sen. is the one who designed the “In God We Trust” license plates which are sported on all the fish cars there. Another Christian conservative hypocrite. I swear, it has to be near 100% now, the percentage of Repubs who are closeted gays.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110812/LOCAL1804/108120333/Email-rendezvous-entangles-state-Rep-Phillip-Hinkle?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

    • August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

      I keep telling folks that God has a wicked sense of humor. But they don’t listen.

    • August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Wow, Dotster. I just finished reading the story. Wow.

    • 20 Fred
      August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

      busted :lol:

      I just had to send this to the DNC’s Rapid Response ;)

    • 21 majii
      August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

      Megan and Kamryon Gibson have the goods on Hinkle, and there is nothing he can say/do. I think the most despicable part in all of this is the wife offering Megan Gibson $10,000 for her and her brother to keep their mouths closed. This leads me to wonder if the wife knew all along hubby was gay or bisexual. I found it very informative that when Megan told Hinkle she’d told him wife he was gay that he had the nerve to say she’d ruined him. IMO, his hypocrisy is what ruined him, not the Gibsons.

      • 22 Sue in Minnesota
        August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

        I repeatedly see patterns of victimization and refusal to be personally responsible in members of the Republican party. It seems to be a character trait of the party as a whole. Honestly the more they reveal about themselves the more loathesome they become to me. That so many Americans support this political party clearly does not speak well for us collectively.

        We should have a come out of the closet week for the Republican Party…..their closets are over stuffed with hypocrisy and skeletons.

        • 23 Anonymous
          August 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

          Very accurate observation.

          There are many books who discuss the psycholigical characteristics of the right wing extremists. One of them is “Republican Gomorrah” by Max Blumenthal. A must read. Other interesting books on the subject: “Crazy for God” and “Sex, Mom and God” by Frank Schaeffer, “Conservatives without Conscience” by John W. Dean, and “The Authoritarians” by Bob Altemeyer.

          Warning: some scary stuff in there.

    • 25 GGail
      August 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      OMG! That story reads like a story line from a soap opera! I’m hooked now…I must know how it ends!!!!! I’m gonna bookmark indystar.com. :D

  7. 26 Ladyhawke
    August 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

    “THIS MOMENT IS A KEEPER”

    Ten-to-one isn’t good enough for the GOP

    As a policy matter, if a 10-to-1 cuts-to-revenue ratio is considered far too liberal for the Republican Party in the 21st century, we can say with certainty the GOP is obviously not serious about debt reduction. We can also say with certainty Republican leaders haven’t the foggiest idea how to shape a coherent approach to fiscal sanity. But last night wasn’t about coherence or sanity; it was about impressing unhinged activists whose connection to reality is tenuous at best.

    Regardless, this moment is a keeper. Anyone wanting to know why compromise has been deemed impossible in 2011 need look no further than these eight clowns raising their hand to reject a debt-reduction deal that’s overwhelmingly tilted in their favor.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_08/tentoone_isnt_good_enough_for031484.php

  8. 27 prettyfoot58
    August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

    BUT WHAT WE HAVE TO MAKE CLEAR…IS THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY.

  9. 28 a4alice
    August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Hi everybody.
    This is my first post to any blog, but I’ve been following you all for, well – since back when BWD posted on DKos. I followed her to her own site, and from there to all these other wonderful pro-PBO sites. It’s been a pleasure to read everyone’s posts as well as educational. Some people I know are “dissapointed Democrats”, – I’m trying to get them to see past that MSM hype and the things I’ve learned on these blogs have been VERY helpful. So please know that you guys are modeling good conversational strategy to use to help people (like me) in real world conversations.
    That’s really how it all starts anyway. One person talking to another person – if you can shine a light of clarity then that’s one more person for our cause and then they’ll go on and be the light for others. That’s how BWD, Chips and so many of you guys have helped me. It gives me the courage to speak to others.
    So thanks for being there peeps. I work during the weekdays so i’ll be in/out but I check with you guys a lot. Off to go figure out how Twitter works. Thanks for the push Tally – See? That’s how to shine a light! :-)
    l8r

    • August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

      Hey, what a beautiful note! I hope you’ll join the conversation more as your time allows. The more the merrier. And let us know when you get your twitter account up and running!

    • 30 Esmerelda
      August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

      Hi! Have you tried introducing your friends to these blogs? Thanks for commenting. It always encourages me to see new commenators and makes me hope that there are many more lurkers who support the President!

    • 31 Sue in Minnesota
      August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

      So happy you have been with us and drawn inspiration from this wonderful site. And even happier that you are adding your voice.
      Please keep up the good work, and it is incumbent on us to keeping pushing good information into the mainstream.
      IMO, it is very important to redirect people’s attention away from the toxicity of and the propoganda in the MSM. Encourage people to visit this site, the sites on the blog list, and especially Whitehouse.gov.

      So glad you are in our camp……Obama/Biden 2012…Yes.We.Can.

    • 32 prettyfoot58
      August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Welcomeeeee…..this is a fantastic site….

    • August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

      Welcome a4alice- what a great comment.. looking forward to your continued input. I too, learn so much from these folks here and at the other Pro-dem/Obama blogs- FACTS are my favorite things and folks here never fail to supply them.

    • August 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you for joining the conversation. It is always great to meet like-minded people.

    • 35 tally
      August 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      YAAAAAAAAAY!!! WELCOME a4alice!!!

      Thank you!!!

      PLEASE POST MORE!!! :D :D :D

    • 36 GGail
      August 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Welcome a4alice. Join in when ever you can.

  10. August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Dems are preferable to Republicans. And Teaparty endorsement is akin to stink bomb.

    Gallup poll just came out comparing voters’ choice on who they want in Congress in 2012. Democrats have taken the lead of Dems 51% to Republicans 44%.

    http://www.gallup.com/

    .

    • 38 Sue in Minnesota
      August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Lets keep working so that what is showing up in polls translates to a serious House cleaning, putting more Democrats into seats in both the House and the Senate. If the PL’s can’t collect themselves and recognize this opportunity we are going to have to sweep up the independents and persuade Republicans to leave the dark side and come into the light.

    • 39 desertflower
      August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Great news africa…but we have to keep hammering these points home CONSTANTLY! Americans seem to have a short term memory…even when it will effect them FOR GENERATIONS! I have always thought that this current crop of raving lunatics is out of the mainstream, but we all have to make sure that we point that out at every opportunity and never let up! That’s our job! The more people hear, the more people know, the more they will fail to represent the majority…if they keep this up, they may just relegate themselves into oblivion for years to come.I say, “GOOD!” I have never seen a more radical, out of touch group in my life. Did I say dangerous? Screw them all.

  11. August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Good morning everyone. Could not stomach the dog and pony show in Iowa last night. Will check out the details after I have had a pot of coffee. I could not post here yesterday with my wordpress login. so I came through with my facebook name or a guest. This after telling Chipsticks I had no problems with the site but no problems today. Go figure.

    Thanks for all the links this morning. I have tweeted every one of them.

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our President, First Family and the Nation.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  12. August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

    “I pledge allegiance to the Grover Norquist and Tea Party America, and to the Plutocracy for which we stand, Red nation under our God, readily divisible, with liberty and justice for few.”

  13. August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Good StR………like that. Also saw the following on FB this morning. I’m going to steal and share.

    The USA should invade the USA and win the hearts and minds of the population by building roads and bridges and putting locals to work.

    Happy TGIF to all!

    • August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

      The President touched on this, maybe in the SOTU, I can’t remember exactly, but talked about nation building at home. That is the tact I could use against these do nothing Republicans. They don’t mind spending billions to nation build in Iraq or Afghanistan but balk at any spending on infrastructure in America. Than highlight the infrastructure spending of China compared to the US, South Korea compared to the US, Germany compared to the US, Brazil compared to the US etc. I think the President should come out in big support for a huge “Rebuild America” infrastructure spending plan. And it’s spending that will have to be done – so it’s not new spending in that if it’s not done now it will have to be done later. And since the country needs jobs now – why not do it now? Because of politics?

  14. 51 COS
    August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Apparently Axe was on Morning Joke this morning.

    The morning after the Iowa debate, President Obama’s campaign adviser David Axelrod was fired up and ready to challenge the claims that Mitt Romney made on stage the night before – point by point.

    Here’s some of what Axelrod said Friday morning on MSNBC about Romney’s performance last night:

    – “I thought it was odd that he invoked the 10th amendment in explaining why it was okay that he supported a health care plan that was in many ways was identical to ours, and then call for a federal marriage amendment to determine how we deal with marriage.”

    – “Romney said , ‘Well, I have real world experience in the economy and that will inform my ability to move this economy forward’ … but he had that real world experience when he was governor and Massachusetts and Massachusetts underperformed the nation – 47th in job creation.”

    – “He said he cut his budget every year he was governor — the fact is he raised spending every year but one.”

    – “He said he didn’t raise taxes – he went to S&P and boasted about taxes.”

    But Axelrod added that the “most interesting” thing Romney said on Thursday happened well before the debate even started — when the former Massachusetts governor told a crowd: “Corporations are people, too, my friend.”

    When host of “Morning Joe” Joe Scarborough joked, “I actually have a bumper sticker, David, on the back of my Bentley that says ‘Corporations are people, too,’” Axelrod responded sarcastically, “Take a corporation to lunch today, Joe.”

  15. 59 utaustinliberal
    August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Brilliant response by the DNC. Very quick on the uptake. On all morning shows this morning, David Axelrod has been hitting bak hard. President Obama is lucky and a genius for having Axelrod on his team. On Morning Joe, Joe lambasted Bachmann and called her all sorts of names from here to sunday. Insulted the crap out Perry too. But pushed the meme that Romney is perfect as always. Hey for a democrat to see them all backbiting, sniping, and snapping at each other was a joy to witness. I can’t wait until the real season gets going. Bring out the popcorn, chips, and lots of drinks. Anyway back to the topic at hand. Any pundit who watched the debate last night and thought those incompetent jokers could go toe to toe with President Obama after the abhorrent display of so called “leadership” is on crack. I almost gasped and choked on my breath when just as I was having this thought, Joe asked Chuck Todd who he felt won the debate and showed what an incompetent president Barack Obama is. Chuck flat out said no one. He said they all showed that they have no new ideas to help this economy recover jobs, reduce the deficit and take this country where it needs to go in the future. He said that they all repeated dumb failed republican talking points of cutting government spending, cutting all entitlements and not raising taxes on the wealthiest of individuals and corporations. Oh excuse me “job creators.” Scarborough didn’t quite know how to respond to his guy telling him what he didn’t want to hear.

    The main dish was having David Axelrod on the show. Joe asked him about the debate and how he thought Romney did. Before David could answer, Joe was like I’m sure your team sees what a formidable challenge you have in Romney. David looked as though he was choking on the laughter in his head. David said that the debate showed no real frontrunner and no leader. Since they wanted to focus on Romney, he told them that the real news of the day wasn’t the debate, but what had happened earlier in the day when Romney said “Corporations are people too; my friend.” He pointed out how out of touch Romney is with the common man. He pointed out how Romney’s always pointing out his real world excecutive and leadership experience, but yet when he became Governor of Massachusetts, the state as 47th in job creation. He raised taxes more than a couple of times on the citizens, he lobbyed S&P for a credit ratings upgrade by increasing taxes and promising more increases, he implemented universal healthcare that was the blueprint for healthcare reform. In the private sector he labeled himself as a success yet Bain Capital left more than a slew of companies bankrupt while Romney made out like a bandit. He’s flip flopped on pro-choice matters, civil unions, taxes, entitlements, and his legislative record. David also made one other very salient point. In the debate, the candidates were asked if they would agree to a deal that would reduce the deficit if it had a 10 to 1 spending cuts vs tax increases. They all raised their hands and said no. Even Brett Baier was shocked that a good deal like that on the table that would reduce the deficit and they wouldn’t agree to it. David pointed out that it showed how ideologically driven they were that they wouldn’t agree to help the nation out of a fiscal mess. It just showed that they had no idea how to compromise and how to lead. Therefore all of them were very unqualified for the presidency. Mika decided to be a bitch this morning and find her voice when David was on, asking him about President Obama taking a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard when the country was in a crisis. As David tried to asnwer her, she went off on him, saying that he’s only been giving softball answers and she demands that he be honest and stop trying to wheedle out of answering their questions. Seriously???!!! This is the morning she decides she has a “backbone.” All throughout the morning Joe was yelling and when she tried to get a word in edgewise, he would tell her her ideas and observations were stupid and silly and she just sat there taking such guff and disrespect from him. Sometimes laughing it off and other times saying “Oh yes Joe you’re absolutely right, I totally understand and 100% agree with your perspective.” Disgusting. Anyway, when she finally shut up, David told her that this particular President is very well adept at walking and chewing gum and the whitehouse goes everywhere with him and he has the right to join his family on vacation. He said that Mrs. Obama and the girls have been on vacaction and it is only right and fair that the President gets to join his family for a few days or even a week. He pointed out that this is a nontroversy jinned up by the pundits in the media. Finally Michael Steele asked the politico article question. He said that it’s disgusting that a President who has waxed eloquent on civility in the public and political discussion is planning to paint Romney as a weirdo who wears skinny jeans, acts weird and is weird. (code for Mormon) David Axelrod said that the politico piece is 100% false and a lie. That these unnamed “Obama sources” were pulled out of some reporter’s pie in the sly rolodex. He said no one on his team would pull a personal degrading stunt like that. That if there ever was anyone like that, he/she would be fired in a jiffy. He said that to personally attack another person like that has never and will never be in the President’s nature and he challenges Politico to reveal these “sources” that they used to print their bogus article. He said he would question any pundit who took that article as 100% factual.

    David Axelrod made an appearance on CBS Early Show and he was great as usual. Rebecca Jarvis who asked him the question was such a GOP shill machine it was gross. I remember when she helped host CBS’s Presidential townhall on the economy earlier in the year with Harry Smith and Erica Hill and she was quite rude to President Obama. Ever since then whenever she interviews republicans she lobs them softball questions and when she has a democrat on, she just keeps interrupting them, never lets them get a word in edgewise and is always parroting GOP talking points. Well she tried to pull that stunt with David and he took her on. He didn’t let her try to peddle her GOP talking points. She asked him if President Obama was afraid of Perry getting into the race since Perry was such a wonderful job creator for Texas. As a sane Texan, it amazes me when these pundits call Perry a job creator. Texas has many low paying jobs; even industrial jobs because Perry gave the corporations carte blanche to treat their workers as chattel who have no bargaining power. David told her that Perry’s legislative and executive record had more than a few holes in them. He used stimulus money to try and plug the deep hole in the budget after demonizing government help and it still didn’t close the hole. He’s cut over $4 billion from education, cut millions out of medicaid and keeps giving tax cuts to the wealthy and kicking the middle and working class to the curb. David told her President Obama was not afraid of any of the candidates because at the end of the day, his record speaks for itself.

    Game. Set. Match. Done.

    • 60 COS
      August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

      Wow, Axe is making the rounds this morning.

    • 61 Sue in Minnesota
      August 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

      UT, as usual awesome replay, you have one strong constitution, I appreciate your toughness.

      Mika has chewed off my last nerve. I would challenge anyone of these yapping gasbags to even attempt to keep up with the President’s
      productivity and work ethic. I am so sick of the ‘black tax’ being levied against this President….could they possibly be anymore arrogant than to insist he doesn’t deserve to take a weeks vacation with his family. Off to call MSNBC.

      • 62 EDP4BHO
        August 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

        No, they want that black man scrimping and working the fields. I feel surrounded by people who hate me, seriously. Where do I spend my money, what do I use to be entertained, where should I worship? These are real concerns of mine. Do I continue to enrich those who hate me because of my blackness with my hard-earned money? I pay taxes to a state (PA) that just cut loads of money from education, and has or is planning to make voting more difficult. I pay federal dollars which in turn is spent to fund congress people who hate the President because he’s black, which are used to assist farmers in red lands who would call me a nigger bitch in a heartbeat. I need help convincing myself to even stay in this stolen land. It hurts….not for me, but for when President Obama has such a strong belief in this country. He’s a better human being than I. He’s a better American than most. He’s the real deal.

    • 63 nospin
      August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Awesome. Thanks UT. I was hanging at the edge of my seat reading EVERY word you wrote.

      thanks so much

    • 64 desertflower
      August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

      You are simply the best at this:) Thank you sosososososo much:) I’m back to work now and can’t post often during the day…this always catches me up and I am grateful. Don’t forget to listen to Randi today if you have the time! See you all tonight.

    • 65 prettyfoot58
      August 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

      Gurlllllllllllllllll….I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUR RECAPS!!!!!!…AWESOME JOBBBB

    • August 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Oh ut thank you so very very much for this write up- I’ve literally never watched these people, I know who Joe and Mika are, etc.. and have seen one or two clips of them over the years and could never stomach watching/ listening to them lie and game their viewers- so I am immensely grateful for being so thorough in your synopsis.

    • 67 criquet
      August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, that was superb reporting, miles better than most of those highl paid hacks that impersonate journalists.

    • August 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      UT, you are so amazing that you’re willing to watch these shows, but also give us a play-by-play. A true talent and very helpful to the cause. I’m very grateful for your efforts.

    • 70 Sue in Minnesota
      August 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      I just had a thought cross my mind……maybe Mika’s hissy fit, and the fact that her undies were in such a bunch, was because she wasn’t part of the in crowd, “the beautiful people”, that joined President Obama at last nights fundraiser.

      Morning Jackass and crew, has always impressed be as a clique of self indulgent, self absorbed, exclusionary, immature and overgrown teenagers. Maybe last nights fundraiser came as a reminder they aren’t the ‘cool kids’ after all.

    • August 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      AWESOME!!! Obama shouldn’t be afraid of anyone. He has legislative accomplishments that would put all of them to shame.

    • August 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      WTF?!!! So Mika decided to grow a spine and went off on Axe because PBO is taking a few days off? That bitch is so damned annoying. Why doesn’t she go off on the House of Reptiles who have 5 weeks vacation? She’s disgusting and just as bad as her meal ticket and puppet master Joe- Lying Liar-S. :? She can go kiss it. :x
      ps- Axe has been stellar, he was on Lawry last night and he was on point.

      • 73 Ladyhawke
        August 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

        I would like to ask wishy washy Mika exactly when would it be acceptable for President Obama to have some time off with his family. Because no matter what is happening, whenever he takes a few days off the media goes berserk questioning the OPTICS of it all. I find this whole line of inquiry insulting.

        The obvious question is how many of these so called journalist questioned the number of days that President George W. Bush spent at his make believe ranch in Texas while he was president? How many times did the OPTICS issue come up?

        ======================================

        Bush Spent 487 Days At Camp David, 490 Days At Texas Ranch

        January 16, 2009

        George W. Bush is today making his final visit to Camp David as president.

        He will likely miss the place: According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, today’s trip marks Mr. Bush’s 149th visit to the presidential retreat. The planned three-day stay, during which the president is being joined by family and former and current aides, will bring his total time spent at Camp David to all or part of 487 days.

        Yes, that’s 487 days. And Camp David is not even where the president has spent the most time when not at the White House: Knoller reports that Mr. Bush has made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there.

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4728085-503544.html

        • 74 EDP4BHO
          August 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

          This is another great campaign banner here. Compare their nonchalance about Shrub, to their indignation about PBO, who spends every waking our taking care the business of running the country.

    • 75 a4alice
      August 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Great synopsis UT. I am so glad Axelrod is out there speaking the truth back to these guys, if for no other reason than to wake people up. what a bunch of yahoos those morning show cats are.

    • 76 joyce
      August 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Wow. You really are talented in recapping what happened and made it so interesting that I was hanging on every word. So glad that you are here for us that can’t stomach those morning shows. Please know that you and all the others that bring infomation here are appreciated. Not only by those that post regularly but by everyday lurkers and occasional posters. May God bless you all and the president and.

    • August 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      My, My! Such great news today.

    • 78 tally
      August 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Rebecca is a c§nt.

    • 79 GGail
      August 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks UT. I don’t recognize morning joe as a real informative show, so I appreciate your re-cap. However I did see The Early Show and I agree that Rebecca is VERY rude. But my question is: Who is this Base that they keep talking about? I and we TODers consider ourselves to be part of POTUS base and we would never feel that he’s losing us!!!! We must see and destroy this undesirable base!

  16. 80 Esmerelda
    August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Well, I hope the Republicans self-destruct in this election and restructure. I support the Democrats but we’ve seen in recent weeks that it’s not good to have an opposition that’s completely nuts. I just can’t wait till the President starts campaigning.

    • 81 Esmerelda
      August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

      I wish this site were more active but Republicans for Obama do exist.http://www.republicansforobama.org/

      • 82 conlakappa
        August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

        I would think they’d become more active in 2012. They’ll let the infighting among the presidential candidates sort itself out.

      • 83 EDP4BHO
        August 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm

        I’ve visited that site a couple times. Interesting. I have one question to them, though, and that is why are they still republican? Also, since there is such deviance in the political environment now, I’d be ever skeptical about donating to them were they to ever ask. Still trying to figure them out.

  17. August 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Good Morning TOD Family

    While the Republican’s debated a few other videos that will make your day.

    Angry Mob Tries To Kick Down Door at Boehner’s Office

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/angry-mob-tries-to-kick-down-door-at.html

    • 85 Fred
      August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

      :shock: :lol:

    • 86 Sue in Minnesota
      August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

      We need more of this, but keep your feet on the ground. No doubt the swift kick to the door will be distorted into something far bigger and angrier than what it actually was.

      Boehner was on the golf course, where else would we expect to find him?

    • August 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

      Rusty was at a GOLFING FUNDRAISER when this happened but you’ll never ever hear the media mention it. See, Republican “leaders” can go on vacation and fundraise without any criticism whatsoever.

    • 88 GGail
      August 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks WiW! I see that the rally was put together by Move On.org. Maybe that’s who we should be contacting regarding more rally’s like this one. It was GREAT!!!! I got excited!!!!!

    • 89 EDP4BHO
      August 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      Don’t be surprised if these protests are joined by peepartiers (sorry, can’t give them props) who voted against their own interests, per usual.

  18. August 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Our Family are strong Union supporters and I was so proud to view this video

    SEIU AD – Republicans Don’t Get the Message About Jobs

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/seiu-ad-republicans-dont-get-message.html

  19. 91 Linda
    August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

    New DNC ad …giggle

    “Mitt Romney and the Luckiest People in the World”

    • 92 utaustinliberal
      August 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Hahaha. Brilliant Ad by the DNC. I said it before and I’ll say it again; the GOP Debate was Campaign Ad galore for President Obama and the DNC to capitalize on. #ThankyouMoronicGOPTeabaggers

  20. 93 Anonymous
    August 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    They are making complete asses of themseives. I wonder if I should concentrate more on getting the House back than the POTUS election?


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