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afternoon all

Bob Cesca: As predicted, the Keystone XL pipeline has now been officially rejected by the Obama Administration after the Republicans chose to hasten the timeline for approval with a rider inserted into legislation that extended payroll tax-cuts and unemployment benefits for 2 months.

….. [when] Speaker Boehner whines about this today … you should keep this in mind:

Environmentalists note that in December 2010, according to Boehner’s financial disclosure forms, he invested $10,000 to $50,000 each in seven firms that had a stake in Canada’s oil sands, the region that produces the oil the pipeline would transport….

Full post here

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350.org founder and Keystone XL protest leader, Bill McKibben, had the following reaction the news that the State Department is expected to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline later this afternoon:

“Assuming that what we’re hearing is true, this isn’t just the right call, it’s the brave call. The knock on Barack Obama from many quarters has been that he’s too conciliatory. But here, in the face of a naked political threat from Big Oil to exact ‘huge political consequences,’ he’s stood up strong. This is a victory for Americans who testified in record numbers, and who demanded that science get the hearing usually reserved for big money.

More here

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepts a Los Angeles Lakers uniform from NBA legend, and State Department Cultural Ambassador, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, during their meeting in Washington, January 18.

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President Barack Obama will be in Phoenix next Wednesday as part of a swing through Iowa, Michigan and Western states after the State of the Union address on Tuesday.

The President is slated to visit Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Phoenix on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and then Las Vegas and Denver on Thursday, Jan. 26. That will be followed by Detroit on Friday, Jan. 27.

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The Week

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Mediaite: In a preview of Wednesday’s Piers Morgan Tonight, former President Jimmy Carter surprised host Morgan with his somewhat blunt (by mainstream media standards) assessment of Newt Gingrich. Speaking of his standing ovation moment at Monday night’s debate, President Carter told Morgan “I think (Gingrich) has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia.”

“Really?” Morgan exclaimed as Carter spoke, later adding, “That’s a pretty serious charge to level at Newt Gingrich, that he’s being racist.”

“I’m not saying he’s racist, but he knows the subtle words to use to appeal to a racist group,” Carter responded.

More here

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NYT Editorial: Preaching Division in South Carolina. By mixing falsehoods with racial condescension, Newt Gingrich brought a raucous presidential debate crowd to its feet on Monday night in South Carolina, further cheapening his reputation and that of the state Republican Party.

For months, Mr. Gingrich has made racial resentment an integral part of his platform as a conservative challenger to Mitt Romney. He has traversed the country calling President Obama “the greatest food-stamp president in American history” and presenting African-Americans with the great revelation that they should prefer paychecks to federal handouts….

The fact is that Mr. Obama has “put” no one on food stamps. People apply for food assistance, known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, because they’re poor or out of work and their families are hungry. The number of people using the program, which is now at a peak, began rising with the recession, in 2007, and continued through four of the toughest years ever faced by the poor and near-poor in modern history. Mr. Obama eased the eligibility requirements as part of his stimulus program, a desperately needed measure that helped struggling families and the economy…..

Full editorial here

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Chris Weigant: The Huffington Post ran an article today titled “Gov. Martin O’Malley Urges Dems To Focus More On Romney’s Governing Record, Less On Bain.” In it, the governor of Maryland makes the following case:

“I think a point that needs to be emphasized was that in easier times when he [Romney] was governor of a pretty innovative state, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 [in job creation],” he said. “You contrast that to the tougher times we have now, under Governor Deval Patrick’s leadership, Massachusetts is 5th in the nation.”

O’Malley makes a good point. President Obama’s re-election team should heed it …. the real issue to put before the voters is what Mitt Romney did after he left the private sector for politics.

Full post here

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173 Responses to “afternoon all”


  1. 4 Brian
    January 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    The Springer vid is worth it just to see how shocked… SHOCKED! …Wretched Gretchen is when Jerry suggests that Fox may not be “fair and balanced.”

    • 5 AnitaW
      January 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      What exactly did he say? I can’t watch video at the moment.

      • 6 Brian
        January 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        That she was a little disingenuous (and hypocritical) in accusing Newsweek in being partisan given that Fox bashes the President on a daily basis.

        • 7 AnitaW
          January 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

          Okay. Sweet. Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

          • 8 L3
            January 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

            After he basically called them hyprocrites, there was a string of clips from that morning show illustrating his point that they bash PBO relentlessly on everything from a Xmas tree tax to how many times he golfs, attends fundraisers and let’s not forget him “boasting” about Bin Laden’s death. It was quite funny and sad at the same time.

            • 9 JoJothecat
              January 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

              Retched Gretchen then went on to say she was the only “Independent” and that the panel (with Jerry and the other two GOP trolls) was a “fair and balanced” panel. However, watching Retched Gretchen on The Ed Show, she’s fawning all over soon-to-ex-governor Scott Walker on how wonderful it was to have him on her show, blah blah blah.

    • 10 TrumpDog
      January 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Goodness. Glad she was not wearing pearls – she’d have been frantically clutching them :roll:

  2. 12 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Once again, Boehner …

    #PRESSON

  3. 19 hopefruit2
    January 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    HEADLINE: President Obama: Romney Foreign Policy Attacks Will Wither in ‘Serious Debate’

    // President Obama dismissed Republican rival Mitt Romney’s critiques of his foreign policy credentials Wednesday in an exclusive TIME interview, saying the GOP frontrunner’s attacks are little more than primary posturing that will wither under the glare of “a serious debate.”
    “I think Mr. Romney and the rest of the Republican field are going to be playing to their base until the primary season is over,” Obama told TIME’s Fareed Zakaria during a White House interview that will appear in the next issue of TIME magazine. “Overall, I think it’s going to be pretty hard to argue that we have not executed a strategy over the last three years that has put America in a stronger position than it was than when I came into office.” //

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/01/18/president-obama-romney-foreign-policy-attacks-will-wither-in-serious-debate/#ixzz1jqjJdir5

    • 20 halo
      January 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      HAHAHAHA. DO IT MR. PREZ. HIT EM IN THE GUT!

    • 21 utaustinliberal
      January 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      I can just imagine Romney trying to go up against a foreign policy juggernaut like PBO. The image cracks me up! This five state swing that PBO will conduct and the ad buys are exciting news. GOP clowns beware; the adult is in town and he’s going to show you a taste of what you’re up against.

      • 22 Pamela
        January 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        Sorry to be graphic, but if MythRobney does get to stand in a debate with the finest orator and President this country has ever known, I hope for his sake he is smart enough to wear Depends, thus saving himself the embarrassment of wee- ing his pants while whole world is watching.

    • January 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Great minds think a like. I read this too.

      Are Repubs so delusional that they think Obama will just sit and take it from Romney in the general debates???

      I know, I know…SATSQ but still!

    • 26 GGail
      January 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      You tell ‘em POTUS!

    • 28 Debz
      January 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Beautiful cover of our POTUS!!!

    • 29 Bill
      January 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Fareed is good and will do a good and thoughtful interview. Dick works for Time and the magazine is smart enough not to have him do this important interview.

      • 30 utaustinliberal
        January 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        I don’t think PBO would even grant an interview with Dick Halperin. After referring to the President in such derogatory terms and getting every political headwind and political question of the day wrong; PBO would not want to sit down and answer questions from a category 5 moron such as Halperin. His stupidity might spread and infect the white house.

    • 31 TrumpDog
      January 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I’m so buying this one.
      Thanks for the heads up.

    • 32 Mary Gray
      January 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      That is one cover that I will save.

      • 33 EDP4BHO
        January 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

        I just saved it from the link. I refuse to buy the mag, though. Not so long as they have Halperin in their employ.

  4. 34 hopefruit2
    January 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    AHA!

    • 35 utaustinliberal
      January 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      The more you scratch, the more fleas come out of Romney’s hide. Just when one thinks he couldn’t have said or done anything more foolish than the last foolish gaffe, he goes and tops himself. His glass jaw just keeps on cracking and by the time PBO is done with him, it’ll be fully shattered.

    • 36 desertflower
      January 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      I brought this over from the last thread where I was talking to myself ;)

      ABC News reports Romney “has as much as $8 million invested in at least 12 funds listed on a Cayman Islands registry.” The story says another investment, which Romney has disclosed as being worth between $5 million and $25 million, “shows up on securities records as having been domiciled in the Caymans.”

      A Romney campaign official, who was not named, told ABC News that “the tax consequences to the Romneys are the very same whether the fund is domiciled here or another country.”

      That last quote really cracks me up! Grand Cayman HIDES the money from the US…might as well be a Swiss banks account…which reminds me…have they checked THAT OUT???

  5. 37 collegekay
    January 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Hey there’s my Governor O’Malley. Love!

  6. January 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Hi, just trying to catch up.

  7. 42 isonprize
    January 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Okay, exactly how tall IS Kareem Abdul Jabar? Sec. Clinton is not a short woman…

  8. 48 Geeja
    January 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Anypne listening to Rhandi Rhodes and her Mitt Romney is Edward Lewis (“Pretty Woman”) analogy. She is so dead on!

  9. 52 hopefruit2
    January 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  10. January 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Hey guys, did I miss anything? I took a 30 min.nap which I will pay for later but I couldn’t fight it.

  11. 57 Pamela
    January 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    “he’s stood up strong”, and we are standing up strong beside him, every step of the way!

  12. 58 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    POOR ‘RUSTY’…HE’S GOING TO SPOIL THAT ‘ORANGE ICING’ HE CALLS A TAN!!!!!!!! SORRY ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENTS DEEP POCKETS!..:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))…
    THAT PICTURE OF SOS CLINTON AND KAREEM IS PRICELESS…THAT NEEDS TO BE FRAMED SOMEWHERE. WHEN HIS BOOK HITS THE SHELVES…I AM DEFINITELY BUYING IT!

  13. January 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    OMFG! If I had to listen to Fox News all day every day, I’d probably hate him too. Fortunately I’ve been blessed with the constant desire to seek the truth.

  14. 60 SueBee
    January 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Keep an eye on O’Malley people! Our next Dem president..2016 ;)

  15. January 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

  16. January 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    It looks like the’boners’ investments may be in the toilet. Ha! Justice, eh?

  17. 69 nintendowii10
    January 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Looks like Big Boy might not be Willard’s VP choice after all:

  18. 76 FiredUpInCA
    January 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Re: “I think a point that needs to be emphasized was that in easier times when he [Romney] was governor of a pretty innovative state, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 [in job creation],” he said.”

    Romney said today that Government doesn’t create jobs:

    Romney in a fresh new attack on Newt says Government does not create jobs:

    Romney: “The speaker just the other day at the debate was talking about how he created millions of jobs when he was working with the Reagan administration. Well, he’d been in Congress two years when Ronald Reagan came to office. That would be like saying 435 congressmen were all responsible for those jobs. Government doesn’t create jobs. It’s the private sector that creates jobs. (Note: edited gratuitous Al Gore joke.)

    Read more: http://thepage.time.com/2012/01/18/romney-newt-gets-no-credit-for-reagan-jobs-record/#ixzz1jpxYRf81

    I’m not sure where he’s going with this but if the recent past can be a guide maybe he blame the Democratic-dominated legislature during his tenure.

    • 77 nintendowii10
      January 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      And yet Willard says he’s going to put people back to work… I REALLY despise Willard and I hope Newt batters and bruises him so much Willard will have to SIT in the first debate against President Obama!

      • 78 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        January 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        NONE OF THESE CLOWNS WILL MAKE IT THRU A DEBATE WITH OUR PBO…YOU HAVE TO HAVE ‘INTELLIGENCE’ TO BEGIN WITH…THEY’VE FLUNKED THAT COURSE AND NOT EVEN GOTTEN OUT OF THE SHOOT! PBO…WILL SQUASH AND SMILE GRACEFULLY WHILE HE’S DOING IT!

    • January 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      nice how they bad-mouth government in the light of day but bend over backwards for government ‘hand-outs’ —-sorry tax payer bail-outs—-in the dark of night……If he wasn’t already doing it, I’d tell Willard to go frack himself. :x

    • January 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      It was a quick snippet but the look on McCain’s face was priceless. And Perry who has issues looked at Romney as if he were insane regarding that 10,000 bet thingy.

  19. 82 Elly in Maryland
    January 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Nice photo of my Gov. O’Malley. I am so proud of the job he’s doing as Democratic spokesman. He is a great communicator. I was miffed when he supported Clinton in the primary (he owed the Clintons, I’m sure – Bill came to campaign for him when he first ran for Gov.) but as soon as Obama had the nomination sewn up, O’Malley was absolutely on his side and working hard. Another thing I really appreciate is that Maryland is going full stream ahead on health care reform.

    • 83 hopefruit2
      January 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Many people supported Clinton initially (including Debbie-Wasserman Schultz) so I won’t hold that against him. He has been extremely supportive of our President once PBO got the nomination and has not looked back. I hope he gets a key (no pun intended) role at the DNC convention this year!!!

  20. 88 halo
    January 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    http://swampland.time.com/2012/01/18/president-obama-romney-foreign-policy-attacks-will-wither-in-serious-debate/#ixzz1jqjJdir5

    President Obama: Romney Foreign Policy Attacks Will Wither in ‘Serious Debate’

    PRESIDENT IS READY TO TAKE ON THE HATERS!! HE IS FIRED UP!

  21. 96 CFK1
    January 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I’m new to this blog, but I’ve been on the BarackObama blog since 2006. It’s such a relief to come here and not be bombarded with comments from all those trolls that were on the BO blog.

    I’m glad Gov O’Malley’s highlighting Massachusetts’ economy under Romney; but I think the Dems should go after Romney hard on both his economic record in Mass. AND the parasitic capitalism of Bain.

    Here’s an article from Forbes on Mitt Romney and his leverage buyout firm: “The U.S. Cannot Have a Private Equity President, Mitt Romney” http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2012/01/10/the-u-s-cannot-have-a-private-equity-president-mitt-romney/

    Here’s another article from Forbes about why Warren Buffet refuses to purchase companies from leverage buyout firms: “Why Warren Buffet Disdains the Private Equity Crowd” http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2012/01/14/why-warren-buffett-loathes-the-private-equity-crowd/

  22. 116 dotster3
    January 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Yikes! Newt—-not so bright, lacks judgment. Here’s proof:

  23. January 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    that pompous twit Tweety is giving his august opinions on PBO’s surge in Afghanistan. The guy who wrote the McCrystal article for Rolling Stone was on pawning his book called ‘The Operators’ which apparently catalogues PBO’s evolution as the ‘beez neez’ when it comes to US military. Can’t fricking stand Tweety, he wouldn’t even let the Rolling Stone guy get a word in edge wise. He tried to defend and explain what PBO was doing in Afghanistan but big head Tweety just kept a’rambling on and on like he knows anything about military strategy. :roll: what. an. ass. :roll: why did I turn to MSNBFOX so early?

  24. January 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm
  25. 122 57andFemale
    January 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I have a simple question: how many jobs has Mitt created since leaving Bain? We’re supposed to give tax breaks to these ‘job creators?’

    How many after-tax dollars has Mitt Romney personally created since he stopped being employed?

    I work for a very wealthy man. Let me tell you what he does with his tax break windfall: the only job he ever created was the guy packing the truck from Sotheby’s.

  26. 124 Ahero62
    January 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Welcome to TOD family CFK1. This is our refuge from the haters. And thank you for the forbes links.

  27. January 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I know this lady who is a phone banker and she wrote this! neat huh? http://bpicampus.com/2012/01/18/midday-matinee-tales-from-phone-banking/

  28. 129 criquet
    January 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    • 130 utaustinliberal
      January 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      BOOM! Right in the kisser! The more we peek, the more we realize that the emperor really has no clothes. I’m going to enjoy Romney getting bloodied by his opponents and smashed to the gutter by PBO. This election is going to be hard, yes, but so much fun! Romney’s gonna be wishing everyday that he never ran for the mantle of GOP clown in chief. Hopefully, more news outlets do their due diligence and keep investigating into every part of his background because I bet there’s more smelly fish in the sea. *rubs hand in glee*

    • 131 desertflower
      January 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      The unbridled arrogance of this man that thought we wouldn’t find out, or care that much of we did. My mind reels.

  29. January 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you Robert Redford :-)

    President Obama Stands Up to Big Oil ~ Robert Redford
    Let’s face it: Big Oil is used to getting its way. But not today… and we have President Obama to thank for standing up to them in spite of the political risk.

    President Obama has just rejected a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline — a project that promised riches for the oil giants and an environmental disaster for the rest of us.

    His decision represents a victory of historic proportions for people from throughout the pipeline path and all across America who have waged an uphill, years-long fight against one of the most nightmarish fossil fuel projects of our time.

    (Sorry i won’t link HUffPuff in here)

  30. 139 auni
    January 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Who has more information on Mittens offshoring? If it’s true how can he in good faith dare to run for President? If he became president, we would be doomed!!! he won’t, praise God.

  31. 142 nintendowii10
    January 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    DWS on Reverend Al right now!

  32. January 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    DWS was on Rev AL. She was fabulous!!! I’m telling you, best decision ever making her the head of DNC!!

  33. 148 symmetry11
    January 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    FYI ~
    Fareed Zakaria
    I interviewed President Obama today in the White House. I’ll be posting my reflections shortly on CNN.com/GPS, in a TIME cover essay, and here globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.c​om

  34. 149 desertflower
    January 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    This guy ought to be a Republican politician

    * What a comedian: “The cruise liner captain accused of abandoning ship after he grounded it off the coast of Italy Friday now says he only left because he slipped and tripped into a lifeboat while helping passengers evacuate the ship.”

    From WashingtonMonthly

  35. January 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced new Pentagon initiatives Wednesday to try to reduce an “unacceptable” number of sexual assaults in the military.

    Panetta said there were 3,191 reports of sexual assault in 2011, a slight increase from 2010. Because the crime is underreported, the military estimates that the actual number was closer to 19,000, Panetta said at a press conference announcing the new measures Wednesday.

    “It is an affront to the basic American values we defense and it is a stain on the good honor of the great majority of our troops and our families,” Panetta said.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/204963-pentagon-starts-new-initiatives-to-curb-military-sexual-assault

    • 152 hopefruit2
      January 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      And did anyone (apart from the media) care about them ever? They couldn’t even save their father’s boring uninspiring campaign..why should anyone be taken up with them?

  36. 153 hopefruit2
    January 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Mr. Perry (who Tweety and Fineman were salivating over just a few months ago), it’s time to DROP OUT. Take a page from your colleague Huntsman’s book and do so before you embarrass yourself.

    HEADLINE: Small crowds speak to Perry’s struggling, dying campaign

    // GREER, S.C. — Rick Perry walked into a pizza shop with eight news cameras trained on him, a dozen more reporters and a handful of Texas troopers and campaign staff. At most, a dozen ordinary people waited for him Wednesday at Wild Ace Pizza. This isn’t what a top-tier presidential candidate’s events should look like just four days before Saturday’s South Carolina primary.//

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/01/18/136263/small-crowds-speak-to-perrys-struggling.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=news

  37. 157 vitaminlover
    January 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I really, love our President Re-elect Obama. This O’Malley fellow is looking like he is cut from the same cloth. So I will be watching with interest his political career.

  38. January 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Looks like Newt’s Dog Whistling signal was heard loud and clear.

    CNN’s King Reports A Gingrich Surge Post-Debate

    From TPM’s transcript:
    KING: We begin here in south carolina this evening with the fast changing Republican presidential race. Fast, as in overnight. Our new CNN/ORC tonight shows Mitt Romney leading here by 10 points. 33 percent for the former Massachusetts Governor to 23 percent for the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, but, and this is important, the final 24 hours of our polling suggests a Gingrich surge. And my sources in several Republican campaigns tell me tonight, there numbers too are detecting a significant shift, a shift that benefits Gingrich heading into the final hours here. Want proof? A senior Romney campaign aid described this to me as a troublesome development, and the response from team Romney was immediate. A tough new tv ad labeling Gingrich an unreliable leader.

    uh huh. romney et Co are getting worried I bet. I read somewhere that the Romney camp is might be considering not doing anymore debates…I guess that’s the Sarah Palin strategy.

    • January 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Go Leroy!!!! :lol: ……….. serves WIllard right :twisted:

      • 161 EDP4BHO
        January 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

        Lisa, I understand your meaning, but I really wish Leroy and Willard would “go” to hell !! I can’t wait until all these demons are banished from the day to day, so we can get on with governing Obama-style. Or as Tom Joyner likes to call him, Big Chief. Can you tell I have no use for politics? :-D

  39. January 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Action Item: Sierra Club — join them in sending a message to President Obama thanking him for Keystone XL decision

    http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=224702.0&dlv_id=193643

    Dear Friend,

    Thank President Obama for Rejecting Keystone XL and Standing Up to Big Oil

    Huge news!

    The Obama administration announced that it would deny a federal permit for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, which would run 1,700 miles across six US states bringing toxic, highly corrosive tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries and ports in Texas.

    The president stood up to Big Oil, backed by the voices of hundreds of thousands of activists just like you, who have built the movement to stop this dirty, dangerous oil project.

    Thank President Obama for standing up to Big Oil and rejecting the Keystone XL oil pipeline….

    • 163 EDP4BHO
      January 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      I wish I could join them in their thanks, but I know they are one of the many groups that like to take credit for “making” PBO do their bidding, as though he has no sense of discernment of his very own. So sick of all these self-righteous characters. Sorry to sound surly, TOD, but I’ve had my fill of the “progs” as well as the Mikeys (OWS), and those miscreants who shall remain nameless today. F’em all !!

      • January 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        EDP, I haven’t been following Sierra Club for awhile. The letter is absolutely clear that they recognize the pressure from big oil and thank the President for standing up to them. There’s nothing in it about him being weak or them having to push him to do so. I know the activists at the orange site think like that. I haven’t caught that from the Sierra Club, but I’ll watch out for it.

        They do call for activism to support the President and I agree with them on that. Those are voters and when they raise their voices in Washington it makes an impact.

        It sounded very supportive to me. Here’s more:

        “Unfortunately, the fight is not over. Over the coming weeks we will need to work hard together to defend the decision to deny Keystone XL. Big Oil companies have launched an all-out assault on the president for not doing their bidding on Keystone XL. We will undoubtedly see a barrage of misinformation on Keystone XL from Big Oil in the form of flashy ads attacking the president.

        Thank the president for rejecting Keystone XL and tell him that we aren’t fooled by Big Oil.”

        That sounds like they are letting the President know they have his back and aren’t fooled. I understand what you are saying, but I’d like to see abroad coalition of supporters for the president, including environmental, so this sounded good to me.

  40. January 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    so I see the twitterverse is all a buzz becasue Drudge is saying that ABC has an interview with Newt’s ex-wife Marianne in the can but ABC is waiting to air it until maybe after the SC primary so that it won’t hurt Newt???

    WTF. I guess the establishment is really trying to anoint Mittens ain’t they.

  41. January 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Woooo..man just finished catching up.

    I just love reading every one’s comments. Like I said before, I may not comment often but I’m always here lurking to see what Momma Chips has posted, and what you guys have to say afterward.

    As the shoes continues to drop revealing just what a flawed candidate Romney is, the republican establishment will become more panicked, because they’ve placed all their eggs in the Romney basket.

    The following article was tweeted earlier today..sorry but it links to Huff & Puf, but if this topic is brought up in the debate Thursday, it may spell the end for Romney. It seems that Bain has invested in the company Stericycle, which handles the disposal of aborted fetuses from Planned Parent hood and other clinics around the world. Sure the article said that Bain invested in the company after Romney left to run the Olympics, but he’s still receives payouts from the investment.

    Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital Invested In Stericycle, A Company Now Targeted By Anti-Abortion Activists

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/17/mitt-romney-bain-capital-stericycle_n_1211228.html?ref=mitt-romney-2012

  42. 171 halo
    January 18, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    PBO HAS HIS FIRST AD UP!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-gets-jump-start-on-general-election-release

    IT”S A GOOD AD. I GUESS THE CROSSROADS SOLYNDRA LIES WERE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL.


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