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afternoon all

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TPM: President Obama and the Democrats have succeeded at convincing voters that Republicans are trying to delay economic recovery, according to a series of recent polls.

The new data suggests that about half the country, including a majority of self-identified independents, believe that congressional Republicans are using their political power to thwart Obama’s efforts to reduce unemployment, presenting Democrats an opportunity to make this argument more explicitly as the 2012 campaign moves forward – to undercut Republicans’ claims that Obama and the Dems bear full responsibility for the economy, and to make their pattern of obstruction a real liability for them.

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WH: …. On Monday morning, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new report based on the Census Bureau’s new data which found that provisions passed as part of the Recovery Act directly lifted nearly 7 million Americans out of poverty in 2010 and reduced poverty for 32 million more. This is on top of 6 million people lifted out of poverty by these policies in 2009. And these numbers are conservative estimates that do not reflect the indirect benefits from the jobs created through these policies.

In contrast to this approach, Republicans in Congress opposed all of these measures and passed a budget that would both cut back on many of these programs and also convert them into block grants, which would prevent them from automatically expanding in hard times. Had we followed that path, many more Americans would be in poverty today.

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Steve Benen: The new national Gallup poll shows where the race for the Republican presidential nomination currently stands.

1. Mitt Romney: 21% (up one point from October)
1. Herman Cain: 21% (up three points)
3. Newt Gingrich: 12% (up five points)
4. Rick Perry: 11% (down four points)
5. Ron Paul: 8% (no change)
6. Michele Bachmann: 3% (down two points)
7. Rick Santorum: 2% (down one point)
8. Jon Huntsman: 1% (down one point)

The development that will get the headlines, obviously, is the fact that Cain has caught up to Romney at the national level, and Gingrich’s recent bump that’s pushed Perry to fourth place.

But what I still find remarkable is Romney’s inability to put some distance between himself and the rest of the Republican field … He’s running against misfits, clowns, and con men, and Romney’s still stuck at 21%.

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Reuters: President Barack Obama’s fortunes are improving slightly, although he would face a tough struggle for re-election next year if Mitt Romney were the Republican nominee, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Friday.

Forty-nine percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president, up from 47 percent in an October poll.

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President Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the White House, November 7

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Steve Benen: …. I’m not in a position to evaluate the merit of the claims against Cain. I would note, however, that (a) the number of accusers matters; (b) it seems unlikely all four are part of a coordinated, 15-year campaign organized by the media, liberals, racists, the D.C. establishment, and Rick Perry.

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President Obama visits a wounded warrior for a Purple Heart presentation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 10. (Pete Souza)


220 Responses to “afternoon all”


  1. 2 Me4obama
    November 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Good afternoon Chips and TOD family. Our President seems to be the ONLY person discussing the issues that matter to People JOBS, the media is focused on Herb Cain and Doctor Muray. We will continue to #Presson

    • 3 theo67
      November 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      And veterans.

      • 4 HZ
        November 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

        Yes, our veterans. Please lift them up in your quiet times, meditations, prayers or whatever you to do bring your goodness of energies into your life and others lives daily. We have much to thank them and their families for in their service to all of us.

        We put for this good energy out towards our dear President when we think of his day, and how he is out there doing so much that his critics will not give our service men and women their due respect. But we will continue to “focus on the things that we can change.” First Lady, Michelle Obama.HZ

        • 5 JoJothecat
          November 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm

          Did Bush ever visit a soldier in the hospital? I know Bush was aftraid of touching people and getting germs maybe that’s what kept him away from the soldiers in the hospital….eventhough his policies put them there.

  2. 6 Fred
    November 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    welcome back Chips and thank you

  3. November 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    This is an encouraging story from the white house
    By the Numbers: 44 Million Jobs Created by startup companies
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/11/by-numbers-44-million-jobs-created-by.html

  4. November 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love the way the President has used the armed services to increase use of green energy

    Printable Solar Panels Now Powering The National Guard
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/11/printable-solar-panels-now-powering.html

  5. 9 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks for all the twitterific and Baracktastic news Chips. PBO will be an even more formidable candidate in 2012. He keeps steadily rising in the polls ( though you wouldn’t know it from the gasbags on tv), more and more voters especially independents see that the GOP will do anything to destroy the economy as long as it negatively affects PBO. The revised news on poverty is quite positive.

  6. 13 daisydem
    November 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    With Veteran’s Day approaching this week, thank you yet again Mr. President for addressing the real needs at hand for our veterans and for us. And thank you for including in your speech a thank you to your wife, our First Lady, Michelle Obama and also Dr. Jill Biden the wonderful wife of our great Vice-President who has done so much to help the families of the veterans … firstly, by making the need to do so known and telling each American that they too can help.

    • 14 Sue in Minnesota
      November 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      daisydem…..you must be very happy with the designation of Fort Monroe as a National Monument. Woot ! If I recall you had a very personal family history associated with the Fort. That’s our President getting it done, despite the enormous obstacles, many put deliberately in his way.

  7. November 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Folks,

    Can someone please tweet the positive 2009 &2010 news on poverty to Maxine, the CBC, Smiley, West, Jesse Jackson and Tamron Hall. Remind them of their fake poverty tours that did nothing positive.

  8. 18 EDP4BHO
    November 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Just checking in while I do paperwork at home. As to that Reuters/Ipsos poll stating PBO’s tough battle against Flipper….well, have we seen any Obama campaign adds yet?………………Exactly !! With him polling higher than them all, and with msm presuming Flipper will be the nominee, I cannot wait to see the ads and thus debates between the two should he make the nomination. Somehow, even with the slow economy, Flip doesn’t stand much chance up against PBO in virtually anything. He’s unoriginal, stiff, and most of all, a humongous liar. And for my taste, he’s funny looking. My 2 cents. Back to work :-D

    • 19 utaustinliberal
      November 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Me too Edp. I was watching Morning Joe this morning and Joe was crowing as to how Romney will beat President Obama in 2012 and lo and behold to my utmost surprise; Mark ‘Dick’ Halperin cautioned Joe against counting his chickens before they are hatched. He said that PBO hasn’t even fully gotten into the race and he’s been consistently polling higher or neck and neck with Romney despite Romney having been campaigning for years. So Romney and the GOPTeabaggers should be very very afraid because OUR guy is a fierce juggernaut of a campaigner and he has a mile wide list of humongous and historic accomplishments.

      • November 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

        Like Romney, Joe can’t make up his mind. I saw him on somebody’s show castigating Romney for his flip flopping, and Joe was saying that Republicans would prefer to see PBO win before putting Romney in because he had no core, something to that effect. And he’s changed that now?

        Wow. They are grasping for straws.

    • 22 TrumpDog
      November 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Yeah if what I’ve seen of Flip Flop Willard campaigning so far, I don’t see Obama “struggling” as that article describes.

      That’s not to say we should not and wont work hard. But I don’t see Romney being as forminable as Obama. Flip Flop Willflop’s so wooden, almost robotic. He looks like everything he says is totally calculated. I don’t think he has a genuine bone in his stiff body.

      • 23 jacquelineoboomer
        November 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        So.Very.True.

        But “somebody” in this country voted GWB in … gulp … twice.

        So, as you said, we must work hard over this next year.

  9. November 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I just got the email from the Obama 2012 campaign basically telling Nate Silver and his “Obam’s toast” article to stuff it. I love that the campaign aint’ gonna take no stuff from even “alledged” allies.

    the Obama team are on it!

    • 25 Linda
      November 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      I wish they would tell Bill Clinton and Chris Matthews the same.

      • 26 HZ
        November 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm

        Linda, they are doing so. ” Pay them no mind as my grandmother would say.” Greatest medicine for the likes of the men acting up now.HZ

    • 27 hopefruit2
      November 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Got the email too. Now Nate Silver is all defensive on Twitter – and folks are hitting him hard for being defensive and putting out that crappy “analysis” in the first place!

      • 28 jacquelineoboomer
        November 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm

        Good! That made my day.

      • November 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        Even PL Bill Press criticized that nater Silver analysis and said that it was only accounting statitics and not the alternative to PBO. Maybe Nate should redo his analysis and consider other factors.

        • 30 Sue in Minnesota
          November 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

          Is Nate Silver capitulating to the editorial pressures of his paper? Even Bob Hebert, agreed with their editorial direction 90-95% of the time when he wasn’t just outright blasting the President (according to author Ishmael Reed, “Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media.”

          Our MSM is a freakin disgrace! :sad:

  10. November 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hey everybody, it appears that non-stop coverage of GOP on Sunday mornings and carrying their water is not working so well for David Gregory.

    ……”So far this season “Meet the Press” holds a narrow lead among all viewers, but there’s been a big turnaround among 25-to-54-year-olds. Schieffer is now ahead in that category, while Gregory’s broadcast has dropped 17 percent over the past year, according to Nielsen…..”

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    Schieffer is not any better, but Gregory is the worst offender, to my mind. May his numbers continue to plummet.

    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/nbcs-prime-time-woes-may-spreading-114507689.html

    • 32 jacquelineoboomer
      November 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      I have found Schieffer to be much better to watch … he seems very pro-Obama to me. I think he has Republicans on so he can do some old-school journalistic questioning of them, and force some answers.

      • November 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

        No, he is best friends with McCain, even said so! He will only have him on his show- 48 more times, to prove it to you!

        • 34 Lorraine
          November 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

          I agree Jackie, I like Mr. Schieffer, too. I believe he not pro-Obama but he is just one of the last moral journalist. Jesus up in Heaven, I miss Tim Russert.

      • 35 conlakappa
        November 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

        Really? I find him disgusting and most of his questions coming from the perspective of “does this action make the President look like he sucks or completely sucks?” He had Spawn of The Darth One on there yesterday, for goodness sakes. His brother worked for the previous administration. And, yeah, he and The Mack Daddy are besties. At his finest moment, he’s compromised.

    • 37 utaustinliberal
      November 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Karma is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Gonna tweet him and mock him since as part of the 25-54 year old demographic (I’m actually way younger than 25 but oh well) that the media is so desperate to hold on to, this tickles my funny bone.

      • 38 Fred
        November 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm

        wait UT you are younger than 25? :shock: :shock:

        • November 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

          I echo your :shock: Fred.

          UT, are you seriously way younger than 25???

          You sound waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too wise to be that young!!

          (Oh crikey, I’ve just offended everyone under 25 – I was really just thinking of myself at that age: Not wise. At all)

          • 40 Fred
            November 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

            can’t say I blame ya Chips in the :shock: department :lol:

            yes UT you do sound very wise for a younger than 25 ;)

            • November 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

              I figured UTAL as younger because of an earlier reference to AP History in HS, as well as other hints that led to my assumption that she’s 2/3rd year in college. However, I must say that I’ve been most impressed by her political knowledge, her grasp and love of history, AND the amount of info she has at her fingertips. My conclusion = UTAL is only less than 25 in earth years! :lol:

              • 42 theo67
                November 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

                I met up with a 19 year old at a canvassing and came away entirely impressed with his knowledge of history and dedication. He was well studied,earnest, informed and out on a Saturday canvassing with a bunch of older people. And his parents were both Republicans who said he had to explore and make up his own mind. Very impressed.

                • November 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

                  I do remember you mentioning him at the time. Smart parents, which partly explains his maturity, I should think, There were times when I was around young people when I would think, Lord help me in my old age when THEY are in charge of the country. However, it only took an encounter with one or two like this young man, UTAL, and a few others here to restore my hope that my old age would be fine. They say cream rises to the top, after all.

          • 44 Obama Grandmama
            November 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

            It’s funny but being on this blog without any knowledge of what anyone looks like or how old they are and in some cases even whether they are male of female I find this forum is a place to judge a person by what they say not by what they look like.

            • November 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

              And isn’t that a much better introduction to who we really are? [Though I must say I wondered if I was being seen, unbeknown to me, when I was assigned the Hallowe'en character of Mitch McConnell.] :lol:

              OG, I know I’m going to be confused and ‘upset’ when we meet for the 2013 Inauguration and Proud of O, Chips, Jacque, Lisa, Theo, and a few others don’t look like their pictures. ;) I won’t be ‘upset’ with DD4O, because she updated her picture recently, so I have had time to adjust.

      • 46 GOVCHRIS1988
        November 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

        Shocked me too. Though I’m two years below 25 now. I’m getting old.

      • 48 nathkatun7
        November 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

        Well, UT, you may be ” way younger than 25″ but you act, write, and think way wiser than most of us who are way, way, way, over 25! You are really a beacon of hope, and a testament, that we have nothing to fear for the future of this country.

    • 49 HZ
      November 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks Africa. Tweeted this as well.HZ

    • 50 GGail
      November 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Great! I hope his numbers continue to fall. He has leaned wayyy too far and it’s showing.

      This is not how the late great Tim Russert would have conducted MTP!

    • 51 JoJothecat
      November 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      If I watch a sunday show which I won’t, I will watch Schieffer because he does not always carry the GOP water, he has more integrity than the all the others out there, and he will follow up on questions. The sunday shows just has too man R’s on and the fake journalist talking heads that host the shows make me sick when they can’t follow up or let the GOP spout off their talking points.

  11. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    November 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Oh, my. I wonder if in the last photo, it’s the wounded warrior who’s sitting up in his hospital bed, in anticipation of receiving his medal. Can’t tell because of the way the photo is purposely blurred. God bless these brave warriors, men or women, wounded or otherwise.

    And, Chips, thanks for the black and white version of our President at the King Memorial. Greatly appreciate it.

    Oh, and also thanks for the photo showing President Obama as he casts a huge shadow on the world!!!!!

  12. 53 Ladyhawke
    November 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    From Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

    COME ON, MR SPEAKER

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    Yesterday, on This Week with Christiane Amanpour, Speaker Boehner continued his strong defense of millionaires and billionaires, responding to the wealthiest Americans paying their fair share with: “Come on.”

    Come on, Mr. Speaker:

    65 percent of Americans say it would be fair to raise taxes on those making one million dollars or more per year.

    According to the IRS, almost 1,500 of our country’s millionaires did not pay any income tax in 2009.

    Come on, Mr. Speaker:

    As the clock ticks down for the Supercommittee to reach an agreement, “…the greatest sticking point is Republican unwillingness to accept the reality, fiscal and political, that new tax revenue must be part of any deal…” [Washington Post, 11/5]

    House Democrats support a deficit reduction plan that is big, bold, and balanced, that places job creation and small businesses at the center, and where all Americans pay their fair share. It’s time for Speaker Boehner and the GOP to come on.

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

    http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/?p=4577

    • 54 Vicky
      November 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Love Nancy!!

    • November 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      Christiane is a loser. She had a couple of ops to challenge Orange Julius and didn’t. She does better in a combat zone.

      • 56 TrumpDog
        November 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        They won’t because then they’d lose access to that person and god forbid that should happen.

        I keep going back to that clip where the journalist was challenging Flip Flop Willard and his assertion that he does not employ lobbyists. At the end (after Mitt had walked up to the journalist and stood behind him to push his point), someone on Flip’s staff made acomment to the effect of “you’re being disrespectful to a candidate”. WTF? Like what the hell is so special about Flip that you can’t question when he’s lying?
        It’s like it’s some big no-no to challenge GOPers. But of course Dems are open game. :roll:

  13. November 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Ahh, tweety just said that the president has not had a bad day in his life!
    After the NBC poll came out kicking romneys ass by 6 snd Cain by 15.
    They even threw in third party Ron paul and/or bloomberg, the president still kicks ass.
    Poor tweety!
    Lol!

    • 58 TrumpDog
      November 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Give Tweet a day or so. He’ll be back to his usual Doom Obama gloom schtick soon by then

      • 59 SueBee
        November 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

        He’s been getting his ass kicked on Twitter too..he needs to stop that foolish talk about what Obama can learn from JFK

        • November 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

          Yeaahhhhhhhh, he does need to stop It. Shame on him, flip flopping all over thr place. Who does he think he’s fooling, one day he’s for oue beloved PBO, and the next day, he throws him under the bus. WTH????????? Is he NUTS????

          • November 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

            And I’m so SICK of hearing about this DULL book of his, according to a lot of readers, who felt like they lost their money by buying It :-( :roll:

        • 62 nathkatun7
          November 8, 2011 at 12:10 am

          I totally agree with you, SueBee!

    • 63 dotster3
      November 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Chuckie T breathlessly spun those numbers so negatively for Obama on NBC Nightly News. Everything was bad news for Obama—–until he got to the part at the end of his report where he had to quickly add, oh yah, Obama is ahead of Romney by 6 and the others by 15 or more. I am so sick of all these guys, always casting the most negative slant on Obama, so desperate are they for a horse race. It seems the more bad news on the Repub side with Cain’s mess and Perry fading etc., the more they step up the doom and gloom forecast for Obama.

      • 64 Mary Gray
        November 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

        I was listening to Tweety in the car and had to turn it off when he said Toddy baby was there. He is the worst (at
        least for the moment).

        • 65 dotster3
          November 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

          And I see lots of people on twitter are also not pleased with Chuckie T’s breathless negative slant—–and the one part of the poll he failed to mention at every appearance was that 70% blame Bush and banks for economic woes, only 21% blame Obama. Funny that wasn’t mentioned at all.

      • 67 theo67
        November 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

        Just think – it will be so satisfying to see their faces on Nov 6, eating crow and trying to claim that they predicted President Obama’s re-election all along. He’s taking names, I’m sure.

        • 68 nathkatun7
          November 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

          “He’s taking names, I’m sure.” So am I, Theo67. I just want rub the faces of all these nay sayers in the mud after the President wins re-election.

    • 69 Vicky
      November 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Matthews can’t help it. He was born with white privilege. It will be decades before people start writing about how Obama was treated by our Jim Crow media.

    • 70 Sue in Minnesota
      November 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Chris is a health hazard, you are always subject to whiplash with this dolt. WTF is this supposed to mean anyway…..and how would he know what it is like to walk in Barack Obama’s shoes? IMO, a large part of his problem, he has no clue!

  14. 71 Ladyhawke
    November 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    From Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

    Hoyer Statement Urging Republicans to Support Bill to Help Put Veterans Back to Work

    I join with the President in calling on Congressional Republicans to set politics aside and work together with Democrats on helping our veterans find work. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit and Wounded Warriors Tax Credit will provide financial assistance for businesses to hire veterans and remove a hurdle for those finding it difficult to transition to civilian jobs. The President’s American Jobs Act and House Democrats’ Make It In America proposal will help create jobs right away for veterans and all who seek work – but only if Republicans will work with us to do so. The American people – and the brave men and women who have served our nation in uniform – cannot wait any longer for Congress to act. When the Senate brings this bill to the Floor later this week, I hope Republicans will support it.

    http://www.democraticwhip.gov/content/hoyer-statement-urging-republicans-support-bill-help-put-veterans-back-work

    • November 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      I can just imagine the media hoopla IF the Repubs actually vote for the veterans section of the AJA. Want to bet they’d be canonized and this would dominate the news cycle for weeks? I imagine such an action on their part would immediately ramp up the meme of Republican patriotism. Notwithstanding, I do hope they vote for it for the sake of the jobless.

      • 73 theo67
        November 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

        I’ve been thinking the same thing – they’ll be hailed as having saved the world with one no-brainer vote. And there will be no mention of the fact that Democrats have made it easier for them to do the right thing here, by making the vote something they can actually stomach by removing the tax constraint. It goes to show that Democrats are more interested in doing the right thing,and giving others room to do the same. This isn’t a political matter, and I’m glad the Democrats are giving these sick Republicans a chance to do right.

        • 74 nathkatun7
          November 8, 2011 at 12:32 am

          Excellent comment, Theo! I am sure the GOP will vote for this bill. If Republicans vote, they are finished. If the vote yes, as I expect them to do, the media will quickly hail the Republicans as patriotic while completely ignoring the President and the Democrats who proposed, worked tirelessly, and compromised to get this done. Lets hope the people, and especially the veterans, will see through the media lies. Nevertheless, I do agree with you that the important thing is to facilitate the employment of Veterans.

  15. November 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Good Day Everyone!

    I feel like most feel about Chris Matthew and Bill Clinton:
    What does Clinton means…that Obama lost the narrative? He must be rooting for Perry, He thinks Perry Immigration policy is spot on.

    I don’t Bill at all he’s starting to piss me off…………..Go AWAY PLEASE!!!
    Sorry I didn’t mean to yell :-(

    • November 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      He might be sandbagging, like Cheney does to us!

    • 77 HZ
      November 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Hi Kasai. You do not need to be to sorry for yelling. You know that I understand that, and I do my yell. However, you have the right to express your feeling especially because you are very supportive of your President.

      Kasai, it hurts when we hear Chris Matthew and Bill Clinton who should know better , constantly for the past weeks stand on the stage and constantly are staying on the negative or divisive speech is so inappropriate, especially as POB is trying to clean up so much from all of the previous presidents.

      It hurts to have someone like POB who is busting his entire being for all of us daily. So yes, you have permission to yell. And Kasai, yell loud. I know you have the grace, intelligence , and focus purpose to move on when you need to. So I stand with you. We all have our moments, days, hours, months because the people can work the nerves while we are trying to stay on message and help POB. I love you back very much.HZ

    • 79 FiredUpInCA
      November 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      Repost about “the narrative”:

      President Obama did not lose the narrative. He changed it from an obsession on austerity to job growth.

      He did it by getting ahead of the narrative and forming the debt commission. He let every hare-brained deficit cutting initiative get a hearing. The GOP took the bait and ended up endorsing Paul Ryan’s electoral poison of Medicare slashing.

      During the debt ceiling he exposed the GOP’s recklessness to the public. For independents that believed that the President’s healthcare and financial reform exemplified a recklessness that needed to be contained by handing the House to the tea party, they were suddenly awakened to their own recklessness by voting in the tea party.

      So Bill, no, the President did not lose the narrative. On the other hand, Bill you lost the election, I would argue purposely.

      You could not stand the idea of your wife eclipsing you not just in the Democratic party, and but for centuries to come, since she would permanently be ensconced in history as the first female President of the United States. That’s a guaranteed legacy that would easily unseat your legacy as the President of the internet bubble economy.

      You and Chris Matthews are convince that you’re the President of the World. The world on the other hand, knows better.

      • November 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        “Right on: FiredUp :-)

        Thank you

      • 81 dotster3
        November 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

        I remember so many times when the Hillary campaign had to literally drag Bill away as they were ready to leave an event, and he was still blabbing away to some reporter. Hillary would say, “Bill! Bill! Come on!” They couldn’t shut him up either. I had a friend in Iowa who went to one of Hillary’s events (she was an Obama supporter) and all were buzzing later that the campaign couldn’t drag him away from holding court with a bunch of young, pretty college girls. They were all in their vehicles ready to leave. She said she didn’t think that was very helpful to Hillary, given Bill’s reputation and all.

      • 82 Lovepolitics2008
        November 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

        To be fair, Bill REALLY wanted Hillary to win the presidency and thought she was very qualified for it. I don’t doubt the admiration he has for Hillary. However, it would have been very difficult for Hillary to govern. She would have had to deal with a husband constantly looking over her shoulder and trying to co-govern with her. He’s passionate about politics, and retirement has been difficult to accept for him.

        • 83 TrumpDog
          November 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm

          Ed was asking his radio sidekick what was up with Bill always questioning Pres. Obama. The sidekick basically said what you did; Bill loves the spotlight and lives for politics and the attention. He thinks Bill will be out there campaigning for Obama though. Personally, I wish Bill would find a new hobby.

      • 84 EDP4BHO
        November 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        As they’d say on What’s Happening……hey hey hey!! Smack down. :-D

    • 85 Mel
      November 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Bill Clinton will be campaining for Obama just watch PBO does call on clinton for a lot’s of things.
      I ust rather PBC on my side he is still very powerful and a very smart politician, he is selling
      his book, and well kike around the world.

      • November 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        with Respect Mel………….. Bill can accomplish his book sales and remain relevant without knocking PBO down.

        He needs to learn from PBO….that as much mess Bush left him, he never said anything negative towards Bush….for that matter even Bush remained quite…regarding PBO.

        IMO……..Anyone that needs to know someone down to make himself look relevant, has his own issues..and doesn’t allow roome for humility or class

      • 88 Lorraine
        November 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm

        I agree Mel. President Clinton is on President Obama’s side, he is just being Bill Clinton. I take his so-called “criticism” with a grain of salt. He is a very smart pol and knows what he is doing, most of the time…lol. I trust him, if he is not genuine the Lord sees it and He will deal with him in His on way.

        • November 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

          While the Lord may deal with him….We on earth can’t afford anything negative that may jeopardize PBO re-election…God know He has plenty of enemies PBO has to deal with Republican/Democrats/Pl..and a TV station that bashes him 24/7.

          Maybe I am just very cautions of anything that comes out his mouth…WE learned plenty in 2008, not worth repeating

          We don’t need more….He may be smart…but totally lacks Class. IMO

    • November 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Well, Bill Clinton Is pissing a lot of us off, I really wish that he wouldn’t do that :-( Doesn’t set well In my gut :-( Shame on you Bill!!!

    • 93 nathkatun7
      November 8, 2011 at 12:45 am

      Kasai, I am glad you yelled because i to felt like yelling. Where was Bill Clinton during the entire 8 years of Bush presidency? How would have Bill Clinton felt if Jimmy Carter was all over T.V. cleverly offering digs to undermine him, one year before he run for re-election?

      I will not apologize! I want Bill Clinton to GO AWAY! Isn’t it amazing that George W. Bush is behaving way classy than Bill Clinton? The same is also true of the other living past presidents: Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.

  16. November 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    *I dont get Bill (meant to say)

    • 95 Mel
      November 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Bill Clinto is on our side, he still comands a lot’s of power, and why would I want Bill Clinton
      against the Democrats if any body thinks that bill Clinton want oerry to win is NUTS>

      • November 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm

        We talking about someone that said this about PBO “This guy should be serving us coffee” and some other BS. when Teddy didn’t endorse Hillary….Sorry I just don’t him…….Period

      • 98 theo67
        November 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        Don’t forget that Bill Clinton was recently filmed telling Paul Ryan that he hopes the Democrats don’t make up excuses to do nothing about reforming entitlements, and telling Paul Ryan to call him if he wants to talk. This is the same Paul Ryan who is championing a bill to kill Medicare, who touts Ayn Rand as his hero, and has said horrific lies about President Obama. I don’t trust Bill Clinton, and I do not believe he is working to re-elect Barack Obama.

  17. 99 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    The media might be focused on Cain, Dr. Murray, and Bill Clinton, but the American people are focused on re-electing President Obama.

  18. 106 nintendowii10
    November 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    OK TODers, I’m a HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE Transformers fanatic, so I often refer to 44 as Baracktimus Prime and the Republicans as Decepticons :smile:

    Barack reminds me a LOT of Optimus Prime, sticking up for everyone and wanting fairness and justice for the world.

    Just as Optimus Prime fought long and hard against the Decepticons, Barack WILL and IS fighting long and hard against the Republicans… and he WILL win! :smile:

  19. November 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    “But what I still find remarkable is Romney’s inability to put some distance between himself and the rest of the Republican field … He’s running against misfits, clowns, and con men, and Romney’s still stuck at 21%”

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Romney is no better than these clowns and conmen. Why is anyone still under the impression that Romney is moderate and sane. Look at his budget and agenda for heaven’s sake.

    • November 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Egg.sack.lee. How is mittens any different than the current crop of clowns and conmen ? pathetic msm

    • November 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      Because mitt is a con man who’s no better than any of the other gopropaganda liars.

    • 113 nathkatun7
      November 8, 2011 at 1:01 am

      You nailed it, gobrooklyn!. The media is determined to sell Mittens. But like you I just don’t see any difference between him and the rest of his fellow “clowns and con men” when it comes to policy. Clearly Romney has “refudiated” all his former positions that may be construed as moderate positions. I of course remember how the media sold us George W. Bush’s con that he was a “compassionate conservative” who was so different from people like Newt Gingrich and Tom, “the harmer” DeLay.

  20. November 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    The black and white pic is better.

  21. 115 GOVCHRIS1988
    November 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I know we shouldn’t be focused on this, but its just too damn hilarious to pass up.

    Oh my God.
    http://twitpic.com/7bvazn

    This needs to be Herman Cain’s campaign theme now.

  22. 116 Sue in Minnesota
    November 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Chica…my apologies, after fighting with my computer all day yesterday, it’s finally working properly, but I guess I am not. I’m sorry I didn’t notice e-mail/name had been deleted, I hate that I’ve caused you extra work. Mea culpa :opps:

  23. 125 CEB
    November 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Good afternoon Chips and TOD family!

    You guys are all so smart, fierce, and funny. Thanks for everything that you do.

  24. 128 Me4obama
    November 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Jovie are you on Twitter?

  25. November 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Chips, I love both photos. I can relate to both. Chipsticks, thanks so much for making each day such a delight on this beautiful blog.HZ

  26. 136 desertflower
    November 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Good reminder for all those people that say they hate to pay taxes:)
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/11/07/102-things-not-to-do/

  27. 137 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Michael Steele needs to STFU. Period.

  28. November 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Alright, so I now have an Ipad2. ok, now what?

    I need ur advice TODers with Ipads. What apps, games, programs. websites etc should I get? Which ones would you recommend to ur family, close friends ore random internet strangers? Which ones can’t you live without.

    Help a sista out…lol.

    • 153 CTGirl
      November 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends are 2 that I love.

    • 154 TrumpDog
      November 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      I love playing Scrabble and BeJeweled 2 on the iPad.
      I also have TuneIn radio which I use to listen to Stephanie Miller, Rev Al and Randi.

      I’d HIGHLY recommend the FoneHome app. It locates your misplaced iPad or iPhone. I had accidently left my iPhone in the back of my car in a shopping tote. I knew it was around my house because it showed it was here based on the map. Was able to sound the alarm and find it by listening. I think it was $3 or $5 but is worth it IMO

    • November 8, 2011 at 1:18 am

      Postagram is a great free ap: send photo postcards with any of your photos with a twitter-length message (99 cents per card delivered in 2-5 days). The photo can be separated from the card to put in a wallet or post.

  29. November 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – As Operation New Dawn continues the drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq; Contingency Operating Base Adder has become the main fuel hub in the process of exporting military assets out of the country.

    The 305th Quartermaster Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., manages the bulk fuel farm that provides fuel for military operations in southern Iraq.

    “Getting all the equipment that we’ve had built up since 2003 out of this country, which is an unimaginable amount of equipment that has to be transported from as far north as Mosul all the way down to Kuwait, takes a lot of transportation assets,” said Capt. Ervin J. Williams, COB Adder bulk fuel farm commander, 305th QM Company, 101st SB, from Blountstown, Fla. “And of course, you can’t move it without fuel. So our job is to make sure that fuel is brought in, maintained, and then uploaded and shipped out in an orderly fashion.”

    The fuel deposited at the fuel farm is tested and inspected before being stored in large fuel bags surrounded by berms. “We test the temperature of the fuel and the quality of the fuel,” said 1st Lt. Phat Sanh, COB Adder bulk fuel farm officer in charge, 305th QM Company, 101st SB, from West Valley City, Utah. “We do a visual inspection to see if it has a lot of water or dirt in it. We do that so we that we know we are getting clean fuel to our customers.”

    The vehicles fueling up at the bulk fuel farm are also subject to inspection to ensure they are capable of holding fuel.

    “We check for leaks and all the safety equipment, like fire extinguishers, and make sure the lights are all working,” said Sanh. “If a vehicle has a leak then that is an environmental concern.”

    http://www.usf-iraq.com/news/headlines/last-stop-for-fuel-in-iraq-bulk-fuel-farm-consolidates-fuel-as-drawdown-continues

  30. November 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    As you all know I’ve been after Van Jones these few days..and this weekend I gave him a challenge on tweeter

    Here’s one of my Tweets regarding Ohio’s voting tomorrow…..

    @VanJones68:Ohio could use ur help in GOTV on Tues.Nov 8.SB 5 will remove workers rights,wages/Healthbenefits
    Thank You the 99%

    Thanks to all that Re-Tweeted my tweets, I believe we were heard…and today to my surprise he wrote on HuffingtonPost

    Time to Occupy Voting?: Progressive Upsurge Faces Tough Test in Ohio.

    Peace

    • 158 Fred
      November 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      fantastic Kasai.Great job

    • 159 jacquelineoboomer
      November 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Great!!!

    • November 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much, kasai! It is time to OCCUPY VOTING! And, hopefully that will be fully demonstrated in Ohio on Tuesday.

    • November 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much, kasai! It is time to OCCUPY VOTING! And, hopefully that will be fully demonstrated in Ohio on Tuesday.

      And, Michael Moore can eat shit.

    • 162 Lovepolitics2008
      November 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      Fantastic karsai. Mr. Jones is a good activist who has been a bit contaminated by all the cynicism of the PL. He has to be reminded that the battle has to be ALSO fought on the front of electoral politics. Pushing for ideas , changing public consciousness is important but keeping the GOP from doing any more damage is EQUALLY imoortant.

    • 163 nathkatun7
      November 8, 2011 at 2:09 am

      Great job, Kasai for throwing out the challenge. Lets hope Van Jones and the OWS follow through! If Van Jones is as smart as people claim that he is, he certainly knows fully well that the struggle to change the country also has to focus on electing people who will enact laws that bring about those changes. This is why the Civil Rights movement had to move beyond sit-ins, freedom rides and boycotts, to start emphasizing voter registration and running for office. I am amazed at the ignorance of people who claim to be progressives and yet denigrate the importance of voting. The reason Ohio is able to put an initiative on the ballot to overturn a law enacted by the Ohio legislature, and signed in to law by the Governor, is because progressives worked had and voted to change the Ohio State Constitution to allow people to vote to overturn laws passed by the legislatures. Any one who advises progressives not to vote is fraud! I hope progressives who sat out the election of 2010 — in Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida and other places — because they wanted to punish President Obama and the Democrats have learned a painful political lesson. If you don’t vote, because your candidates are not perfect, the people whose policies you detest the most will be the ones like to take power. They will then proceed to implement those policies as is evidenced by what Republicans are doing in all the sates they control.

      By the way, this notion that the people will some how revolt and elect progressives after they see what the right wingers are made of, is not supported by any evidence. If you preach to people that voting makes no difference, it’s not likely that they will believe you when you change your tune just because you have candidates that you support. In the end, when you urge people not vote, all you do is create a feeling of cynicism, defeatism and constant complaints without ever offering solutions to real problems. Ironically, the lead professional complainers, like Ralph Nader, Michael Moore, Jane Hamsher Glen Greenwald and that fake progressive Arianna Huffington, keep making tons of money from the system. I hope Van Jones is not planning on joining this elite club of people who make money while pretending to be so pure. I hope he realizes that change in the United States requires both protest and active involvement in the political process; and especially through massive and organized voting. In my humble opinion, the only way to defeat the power of the 1% is through massive and organized voting to ensure that people we elect to Congress, the presidency and State and local governments are not beholdent to the 1%. That is why I wish all the energy of the so called OWS was spent on massive voter registrations, as well as challenging all the neo-Jim Crow devices that being enacted by right wing Republicans that are aimed at denying the poor, the elderly, but especially Blacks and Hispanics, the right to vote.

  31. 164 maritza
    November 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    It comes down to who is voting tomorrow and that is that. I have not missed one vote since my registration and I WILL HAVE TO BE DEAD IF I do not vote tomorrow.

  32. November 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Fred:-)

    Now he’s on Tweeter spreading the word…………..

    RT @RebuildDream: We are all Ohio! Read @VanJones68 on the anti-labor measures in OH. http://huff.to/tzbm0g via @huffingtonpost #ows #p2

  33. 166 Fred
    November 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    ya’ll need to get on top of this before this false rumor starts spreading.I just read THIS.Is it possible that the witch Malkin is making chyt up to get the President involved? wouldn’t put anything passed these arseholes

    daveweigel daveweigel
    by theonlyadult
    RT @michellemalkin: FYI: The “David Axelrod” involved in Bialek lending case is NOT Obama’s Axelrod

    http://www.axelrodpc.com/about.html

  34. 173 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    While the carnival barkers indulge in the side shows, our President’s ground game is gaining some serious steam:

    https://twitter.com/?photo_id=1#!/ksosanie/status/133697596836425728/photo/1

  35. November 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    That last photo of PBO walking in to meet the wounded warrior is so captivating. I keep staring at it. The soft focus lets your mind imagine what emotion is on their faces, while the sharp focus of the soldier with the medal evokes valor and pride. Amazing. PBO looks like he’s eager to greet an old friend, and (I imagine) that the soldier is eager to meet him too.

    So poignant. :cry:

    • November 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      I saw a piece on 60 Minutes last night about soldiers who return to Iraq as a sort of post-traumatic stress disorder therapy. It was incredibly moving. I don’t know how Bush and Cheney can sleep at night. Sigh.

  36. November 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Great work on the monument photo, Chips.

  37. November 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    hey chips,

    you should have a caption contest with the picture, the funnier the better..lol.

    what is Will Farrell and POTUS gesturing about here…lol?

  38. November 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Just a couple of quick comments on polls and how they need to be taken (other than with a grain of salt)

    The comment up there about how better than half the country views the Republicans as deliberately working to keep the economy down cannot be overrated. This is critical, specially since there still hasn’t been the full court press. Imagine when the mssage machine really gets rolling. And just as important, and again this is absolutely the most important thing to take away from that poll, is that the Republican message machine appears to be broken. Despite being on all the talk shows and putting their faces in front of any camera they can find they have not been able to convince the public that Obama is the enemy when it comes to the economy. The public doesn’t buy the whole “you can’t tax the job creators” crap of the “regulations are killing job growth” BS.

    This is important because it used to be that the public, for some reason, generally saw the Republicans as more trustworthy and truthful. Well, they don’t any more, and once people start changing their opinions on someone’s truthfulness and trustworthiness, it is difficult to get it back.

    Secondly, the comment that Obama’s approval rating is somehow tied to his being at risk is a stretch. Even were he at 42%, if his opponent is at 35%, Obama wins. The country has for a long time been in the “vote for the lesser of two evils” mentality. Maybe not everybody, but enough to amke it matter. So people could disapprove of th President’s job performance and still vote for him if they perceive the other person to be worse. And considering the current approval ratings for all the Republicnas, they have a long way to go to even come close to the President.

    • 188 L3
      November 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Your last paragraph is dead on and it’s what I always think when pundits use PBO’s approval numbers only to predict whether he will be re-elected. He is not running for re-election in a vacuum. There are real world implications that will affect Republicans just as harshly as Democrats or Independents. While we may think the world of PBO, there are people who will only vote for him if the alternative is deemed far worse. I even believe the few remaining sane Republicans left in that mess of a party will probably vote for PBO but will not admit it to their friends, kind of like a reverse Bradley effect. You tell people, “Hell no I won’t vote for that guy,” but you do because you know in the dark recesses of your heart and soul that to do otherwise may lead to the end of this country as we know it.

    • 189 nathkatun7
      November 8, 2011 at 2:22 am

      Japa, Really excellent and astute analysis of the way politics works. It’s really a shame the many people never get a chance to read sober and thoughtful comments like yours.

  39. November 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Scott brown to vote for veterans bill -and the withholding rule passed the filibuster today.

    • 191 hopefruit2
      November 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Do you know when the bill will be brought to the senate floor for a vote?

    • 194 Vicky
      November 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      HA! He feels the energy for Elizabeth Warren!

    • November 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Ms Warren has Brown running scared. :)

      • 196 Ladyhawke
        November 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

        Tell it cos, that’s exactly what I thought when I saw that comment. Elizabeth Warren can tell the people of Massachusetts that she would have voted for the ENTIRE American Jobs Act bill. If he thinks he is getting off the hook by voting just for the veterans he’s got another think coming. The question remains exactly why did you block infrastructure and jobs for teachers, firefighters and policeman in MA. Elizabeth Warren is making Scott Brown sweat. The darling of Wall Street has some explaining to do.

  40. 197 Ladyhawke
    November 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    JAY CARNEY SCHOOLS A REPORTER ON THE SUPER COMMITTEE DUTIES

    The jackals are desperate for drama. At the briefing today, a reporter asked Press Secretary Jay Carney about the fact that the work of the super committee will be going on while President Obama is traveling. I thought the response from Jay was just terrific. Bottom line, PBO has provided input. There is no seat on the super committee for the executive branch. This is a congressional responsibility. Congress has a duty to act.

    —————————————————————————

    Q Finally, he’s going to be away during sort of these final negotiation days. How will he make sure that he navigates being abroad and at the same time have a hand in these final days of negotiations?

    MR. CARNEY: Well, let’s be clear about how this process has worked. Many weeks ago now the President put forward his concrete detailed proposals for how he believes the super committee should act. So the President’s involvement in this process came at the beginning. Everyone in Congress knows what his views are, and he put forward proposals that they are welcome to take as their own and adopt as their own either exactly or roughly.

    So beyond that, the President obviously is capable no matter where he is to engage with the White House, with the administration, with Congress, and will do that as necessary. But let’s be clear, Congress has an obligation to act. The super committee has a legislated obligation to act, and Congress should act. There are no seats on that committee for the executive branch. This is a congressional responsibility, and the President has already made his views clear, again, with an approach that is balanced that includes some tough choices on entitlements, includes asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little bit extra so that we can move this country forward in a way that’s fair to everyone. And he certainly hopes Congress will take him up and act accordingly.

    —————————————————————————-

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/07/press-briefing-press-secretary-jay-carney

    • 198 PurpleShoesLA
      November 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Insert eyeroll here. I firmly believe that these “journalists” should not be allowed to be part of the WH Press Corp until they have all been sat down in a room, required to view several of the important and informative Schoolhouse Rock! vidoes such as “3-Ring Government” and “I’m Just A Bill” and passed a test on how the branches of government work. I’m only half kidding. The level of ignorance is stunning! While Mr. Carney does a superb job “explaining it to them like they are 4 year olds”, it is equally sad that he has to.

    • 200 dotster3
      November 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Carney is going to be on LOD tonight.

  41. November 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    November 07, 2011 3:35 PM
    GOP frontrunner still can’t consolidate support
    By Steve Benen

    The new national Gallup poll shows where the race for the Republican presidential nomination currently stands.

    1. Mitt Romney: 21% (up one point from October)
    1. Herman Cain: 21% (up three points)
    3. Newt Gingrich: 12% (up five points)
    4. Rick Perry: 11% (down four points)
    5. Ron Paul: 8% (no change)
    6. Michele Bachmann: 3% (down two points)
    7. Rick Santorum: 2% (down one point)
    8. Jon Huntsman: 1% (down one point)

    The development that will get the headlines, obviously, is the fact that Cain has caught up to Romney at the national level, and Gingrich’s recent bump that’s pushed Perry to fourth place.
    But what I still find remarkable is Romney’s inability to put some distance between himself and the rest of the Republican field. The Iowa caucuses are, after all, eight weeks from tomorrow, and the presumptive nominee, the man Democrats simply assume will get the GOP nod, finds himself tied with a strange, inexperienced man, who doesn’t understand government or current events, and who’s facing credible allegations of sexual harassment.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/gop_frontrunner_still_cant_con033334.php

  42. November 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Marketing Lessons

    1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: “I am very rich. Marry me!” – That’s Direct Marketing

    2. You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: “He’s very rich. Marry him.” – That’s Advertising

    3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day, you call and say: “Hi, I’m very rich. Marry me.” – That’s Telemarketing

    4. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of the car)for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and then say: By the way, I’m rich. Will you marry me?” – That’s Public Relations

    5. You’re at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says: You are very rich! Can you marry ! me?” – That’s Brand Recognition

    6. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: I am very rich. Marry me!” She gives you a nice hard slap on your face. – That’s Customer Feedback

    7. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: “I am very rich. Marry me!” And she introduces you to her husband. – That’s demand and supply gap

    8. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say anything, another person come and tell her: “I’m rich. Will you marry me?” and she goes with him – That’s competition eating into your market share

    9. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say: “I’m rich, Marry me!” your wife arrives. – That’s restriction

    …. The End of Lesson

  43. 209 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Now that’s what we’re talking about!

  44. November 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    President Obama does it again. This time, looking out FOR the Liberian people — my native country. Ahead of run off elections tomorrow, he is standing with the Liberian people.

    The opposition party is trying to revisit violence on Liberia. After decades of civil war, Liberians can ill-afford another round of killing of its citizens,

    THANK YOU, PBO!!

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jLvoxdlCxl58E0FDJC2uEvMnuzlQ?docId=CNG.aefa575bb61e7f6641c5a2bca477beae.191

  45. November 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks Africa………….We love our President…………..:-) :-)

  46. 218 Ladyhawke
    November 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    ED SCHULTZ IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

    I am not a big fan of Ed Schultz (I can’t forgive him for telling people not to vote), but he is broadcasting his show from Columbus, Ohio tonight and he has a fired up crowd on the eve of the big vote tomorrow. He had former Governor Strickland and Richard Trumka on the show. He is also calling out Governor Kasich and the dirty tricks to confuse voters. The GOP and the Koch Brothers are really desperate. It’s great to see all of the energy and enthusiasm in the crowd. They need to stay that fired up until the polls close tomorrow night.

  47. 220 lovingandlaughing
    November 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Chipsticks, I love the black and white image with the cropping! It is absolutely gorgeous! The Obama for America gear shop should sell that in poster size!


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