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evening all

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President Obama is introduced at a United Parcel Service (UPS) freight facility in Las Vegas

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Remarks by the First Lady at a DNC Event today in Sarasota, FL here

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and First Lady Michelle Obama have lunch with students at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 25, 2012. The First Lady and Secretary Vilsack visited the school to sample a healthy meal that meets the United States Department of Agriculture’s new and improved nutrition standards for school lunches. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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The Week

LA Times: Some investments listed in Mitt and Ann Romney’s 2010 tax returns – including a now-closed Swiss bank account and other funds located overseas – were not explicitly disclosed in the personal financial statement the GOP presidential hopeful filed in August as part of his White House bid.

The Romney campaign described the discrepancies as “trivial” but acknowledged Thursday afternoon that they are undergoing an internal review of how the investments were reported and will make “some minor technical amendments” to Romney’s financial disclosure that will not alter the overall picture of his finances.

More here

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TPM

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ThinkProgress

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Greg Sargent: Yikes! The pro-Newt Super PAC is up with an epic, over-the-top one-minute ad called “Blood Money” that throws everything in the oppo file at Mitt Romney:

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Billboard

Thanks Lamh!

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Okay, who’s watching the freak show?


320 Responses to “evening all”


    • 4 meabloom
      January 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Congrats!

    • 5 L3
      January 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Yay me! Chips your video is over 4 million hits. I know this because I contributed a good portion of those hits over the last two days because I’ve been so angry about that Brewer witch, I could spit nails. I called her office and almost lost it with her secretary. I had actually decided I was going to take the advice of a commenter on this blog and ignore her but when she decided to lie about feeling threatened by PBO I had to call.

      That lie just reminded me of all the black men throughout history who were falsely accused, jailed or lynched based on a lie. History is littered with these tragic stories, most of which happened before I was even born and I am just devastated that our PBO has to endure this king of treatment in 2012.

  1. 8 desertflower
    January 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Another Freak SHow???? Tonight?

  2. January 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I’m not watching it. I got some Haagen Dazs ice cream and I’m not wasting it on those vomit inducing crooks.

  3. January 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    The National Anthem before debate? Really?

    Play ball!

  4. January 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    this’ll be extra disgusting tonight with Wolf moderating.

  5. January 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    This should be fun!!!!!

  6. 26 EDP4BHO
    January 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Boy, Chips. You sure know how to kill a mood. Tuned in here to view President Gorgeous, only to scroll down and be repulsed. Just yuk! Blaa ! Can’t wait till this episode of my life is over. You guys can have at it watching the turds on stage. I’ll stick to that magnificent specimen aka Mr. Obama. Sigh !

  7. 28 Pamela
    January 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Scrambling to catch up with youse guys!

  8. January 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I can never get enough of this photo! President Obama looks so hot and badass!!

  9. January 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Santorum agrees with Willard’s “self-deportation”—- :roll:

  10. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hope cookemom is here – we need as much comic relief as we can get!

  11. 41 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Ah crikey! The freak show has begun. Gaaah! Wolf Blitzer is the moderator. In past debates he’s been weak. And here comes the fake patriotism with the national anthem. :roll:

  12. January 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    everybody using the term “self-deportation” :roll:—wow. Now it’s a term in their lexicon…… what asses.

  13. January 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    President Obama Bumps Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Sales by 490%

    http://bit.ly/xyNIs1

    You’re welcome.

  14. 47 collegekay
    January 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Another freak show? :roll:

    I’ll skip this one.

  15. 49 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Jeez I can’t believe these idiots agree with Romney’s moronic term “self-deportation.” Sureeee let’s fix illegal immigration through “self-deportation.”

    • 50 jacquelineoboomer
      January 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      First they mocked it, and now they’re all talking about it like the old: “a noun, a verb, and self-deportation.” Gagsville.

    • January 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

      It might work again, his grandfather’s family self deported from USA to south of the border.

    • 52 Obama Grandmama
      January 27, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Seems to me like they are trying to make it acceptable and less laughable by using it. Remember the crazy words Sarah Palin made up too? The media is propping up Romney.

    • 54 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      lamh I’m sorry but we were taken by the news at the same time!

    • January 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      CHIPS!!!!!! based on the links that lamh35 and meta have posted, you were mentioned in the article—–well you’re video was mentioned:
      “While there are multiple videos of the moment on YouTube, the most-viewed clip has been watched more than 4 million times.”—!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Chips!!!! :lol: :lol: :) :)

      • January 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        Ah Lisa, that’s a hoot – and they even have the video in the article!!! You know, I always wanted to be in Billboard – I’ve made it! Well, kind of.

        • January 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          wohooooooo!!!! YAY, chips!!!! :) . Since you’re already on Billboard, when are ya gonna drop an album? Can I be a) one of you’re back-up singers or b) one of you’re video hos?

          • January 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

            You can, of course, be my backing singer Lisa – or video ho, whichever you prefer. My first album, needless to say, will be a series of duets with PBO. We’ve decided to get the West Wing Week people to makes the videos. I’ll give you a heads-up when the recording is done.

    • January 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      490%?!?!

      That’s hilarious!!!

      Thanks Lamh!

  16. 65 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    HEY HEH HEY!

    HEADLINE: Obama Bumps Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Sales by 490%

    http://www.billboard.com/news/obama-bumps-al-green-s-let-s-stay-together-1006001552.story?utm_source=most_recent#/news/obama-bumps-al-green-s-let-s-stay-together-1006001552.story?utm_source=most_recent

    Note: The article also references TOD youtube video (not by name) @ over 4 million hits!

  17. 67 eveingeorgia
    January 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Chips,

    I understand that Bob Scheiffer gave Jan Brewer’s actions a piece of his mind tonight. Can you find that clip and post it here? I can’t find it.

  18. January 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    you rock it, Chips!!!! :)

  19. 74 EDP4BHO
    January 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    One more thing. I am so tired of hearing from blacks, Latinos, etc about their own high unemployment when it’s high all over. We know about the disproportional lack, but why folks don’t think PBO knows all this is beyond me. If anyone is not satisfied with him and his clear efforts, vote for one of the turds. See how far it gets you in the long run. By the way, I am black, so don’t even go there with me, lurkers. This man works his rear off for us everyday, and people should know by now the amount of obstruction he gets, not to mention the disrespect as a black man. The job situation is not only the domain of PBO. There are mayors, council people, state senators, representatives, governors who should be carrying this load. So tired. I will do whatever I can to get PBO re-elected, with always the mindfulness that I must stay calm. But that lady at Univision has me livid with her talking points. I’ve just been hearing so much idiocy regarding PBO this week, so I don’t have the patience to handle it today. Now I’ll go watch the videos to keep me mellowed, for now anyway.

    • 75 JoJothecat
      January 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      I hope they know it’s the GOP who has refused to do anything about jobs.

    • January 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Many folks in the cmmunity are not polictical addicts…they may not read blogs or understand all the political goings on….all they may know is how hard it is for them…

      i do not thing that chastizing them or belittling them is the answer….

      their concerns have to addressed…..not pushed to the side….that is the challenge for all us

  20. 77 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Haha. Looks like the crowd is allowed to participate in this freak show. Gingrich said he wants english to be the official language. He’s hitting Romney hard. Saying he’s anti-immigrant.

    Oh so now Romney is embracing the fact that he’s dad was born in Mexico and his wife’s dad was born in Wales. Such a panderer. Now he wants Gingrich to apologize to him. Gingrich isn’t backing down.

    • January 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      • January 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        since when is he Mexican American? Can I see his long form Census paperwork?

        • 80 Obama Grandmama
          January 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

          I read an article on this blog that Mitt’s grandfather left the US to go to Mexico due to polygamy being illegal. That before Mitt was born his father came back to the US. Yup! Now that Mitt is “one of them” I wonder if there will be a proof of birth certificate outcry? He just uses whatever may benefit him whenever and this is another proof ot that.

  21. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Anybody watching Speaker for Life Pelosi on The Ed Show?

  22. 84 desertflower
    January 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I didn’t know that!

  23. 85 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    This freaking crowd is confused. One minute they clap for Newt; next minute they clap for Romney.

  24. 86 CTGirl
    January 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    “Contest without a winner”
    – Nancy Pelosi

  25. 87 Pamela
    January 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Thought I might comment on the look of sheer terror on that little 5 year old girl’s face, couple threads back…. And who could miss feeling distressed for how threatened the mom appeared, having her daughter holding PBO so gently by the neck! ;) ;) ;)

  26. January 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Nancy Smash is on Ed’s show fielding for PBO!!! Her voice very full of confidence that PBO will be re-elected,. called him a “man of vision.”—-before Ed started talking about possible cuts in SS, Medicare and Medicaid….. :roll:—- that’s what happens when you have that old fool Bernie Sanders on your show one time too many, Edtard.

  27. January 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Romney’s wrong on issues that matter to Hispanics—& has most extreme immigration policies of the GOP field. http://t.co/JYVdRHuC

  28. January 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Thursday, January 26, 2012
    Racism Chasing? Republican Mark Oxner’s Campaign Ad Features a “Slave Ship” the USS Obamaboat

    I will let you all arbitrate the semiotics of this ad.

    At least Mark Oxner’s people had the good sense to make sure that the enslaved children on Obama’s “ship of state” (with its upside down U.S. flag and crossed out “United States Constitution”) were a diverse group. We can count that as a small measure of progress in the post-racial age.

    In a political moment where campaign commercials have featured Islamic terrorists, demon sheep, and gangster rappers who penetrate white women with their guns, this ad is par for the course.

    Is race an element here? I am not sure. This anti-Obama campaign commercial could be one more example of the “benign” myopia that is common to the white racial frame (“how could anyone be offended by a boat, an allusion to slavery, and a black captain whipping his crew? How shocking!). Alternatively, the race work done here could more sinister, as any reference to “white slavery” has historically done potent political work from the Revolutionary War to the present (with the Tea Party faithful using that very same phrase to oppose the Obama administration and play on white racial resentment and anxiety).

    http://wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com/2012/01/racism-chasing-republican-mark-oxners.html

  29. January 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    What is santorum talking about?
    Chavez, Castro and Obama?
    I don’t get it?

  30. 95 TrumpDog
    January 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Not watching.

  31. 96 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Romney has an Ad that says Gingrich called Spanish “the language of the ghetto.” When Wolf asked about the Ad, Romney was stumped and couldn’t find a credible answer. Gingrich demanded an apology. Romney said he’ll have to look into the Ad because he’s not sure if it is his camp running the Ad. Yeah right. :roll:

  32. 97 carolyn
    January 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Just heard Nancy Pelosi with Ed, she was great. Calm, reasonable, confident. OH how I wish she was still speaker! We HAVE to have her back in 2013. She has more sense in her little finger than you know in his whole body!!! AND…..she doesn’t cry:)

  33. 99 L3
    January 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That Romney ad makes him look like Al Pacino from Scarface. Devastating.

  34. January 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Romney failed to disclose income from Swiss bank

    By KASIE HUNT

    The Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mitt and Ann Romney failed to list an unknown amount of investment income from a variety of sources, including a Swiss bank account, on financial disclosure forms filed last year, the presidential hopeful’s campaign announced Thursday as it worked to correct the omissions.

    Also missing is income from at least 20 different investment funds in the Romneys’ blind trusts that are either not listed on his disclosure or contradict information listed on the former Massachusetts governor’s 2010 tax return. At least one of the 20 is an investment fund held by Ann Romney carries an “offshore” label. It’s part of a fund operated by Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney ran for 15 years.

    A campaign spokeswoman offered no explanation for the omission. She said Thursday the adjustments would be “trivial” and would not alter the overall picture of the Romney’s finances. The former Massachusetts governor has estimated his wealth at as much as $250 million.

    The Swiss account was held in Ann Romney’s blind trust. The tax returns show the Romneys made $1,783 in interest income from that account in 2010.Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also failed to report income from his 2010 tax return on his financial disclosure. Gingrich will amend his disclosure to show $252,500 in salary from one of his businesses, spokesman R.C. Hammond said Thursday.
    …………………………

    Romney’s missing income, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, could become a campaign issue as Gingrich looks to criticize Romney ahead of Florida’s Jan. 31 primary.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/romney-failed-to-disclose-1318869.html

  35. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Santorum is so much out of his element, it’s sickening.

  36. 102 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Santorum is a bloody idiot. PBO did not hold up the trade agreements. Republicans in congress did. Gaah!

    Wolf just called out Romney on his ads when he accuses Newt of saying “Spanish is the language of the ghetto.” At the end of the radio Ad, Romney says “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.” The crowd booed the heck out of Romney.

  37. January 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Omg chips they are tearing each other up!
    Lol!

  38. 108 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Romney and Newt are clowns. They both invested in Freddie & Fannie and reaped benefits and now they’re accusing each other. Hypocrites.

  39. 110 meabloom
    January 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    BUSTED!!! Oops…

  40. 111 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Romney made $1M from Fannie and Freddie. Newt made $1.6M. Both are hypocrites. Romney is trying to defend his investment as a blind trust. Liar liar…..pants on fire.

  41. 112 halo
    January 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    HOWS NEWT DOING?

  42. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  43. January 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  44. January 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Romney’s investments in Fannie and Freddie weren’t blind—and “would have been known to Romney.” http://t.co/9FW9sZrl #cnndebate

    Ooooops!

  45. 119 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Santorum really doesn’t belong on that stage. He said they shouldn’t be attacking each other and he’s not going to call out Romney and Newt for their hypocritical investments in Fannie and Freddie. That they both worked hard for that money. Does he not seem to realize this is a race for the Presidency? Jeez!

    Gag! Wolf just said “When we come back, we’ll talk about space; the final frontier.” Seriously? Lame cliche.

  46. 120 ShyLurkerB****
    January 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Exsqueeze me, another debate on Tuesday?

    FOCK! :rolleyes:

  47. 121 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    There he goes again, Gingrich turning on the media. It’s the medias fault. He made accusations about Romney’s swiss bank accounts and now he isn’t man enough to defend that statement. Romney just called him out and Newt said Romney should explain why he has swiss bank accounts. Romney said it was all put in a blind trust and he had “no idea.”

    Now he’s lying about paying 40% in taxes for 2011. Damn liar. He paid 15% in taxes.

  48. 124 halo
    January 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    WHAT TH HELL IS NEWT DOING? YOURE GOING TO LOSE IF YOU DONT ATTACK ROMNEY?

    • January 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      To be fair, Wolf Blitzer is a Freaking MORON

    • January 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      It’s a tie so far. He needs to attack. He is shy , because of Paul and santorum!

      • 127 hopefruit2
        January 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        I predicted he wouldn’t attack Romney. Newt is a coward and a bully. He is afraid to attack Romney directly because he doesn’t want to get booed by Romney’s followers in the audience.

  49. January 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  50. 131 collegekay
    January 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Mittens always looks like he’s about to cry. Is it just me?

  51. January 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    http://online.wsj.com/article/global_view.html

    This is a really nasty anti-Obama article in the Wall Street Journal, but it’s headline is “The GOP deserves to Lose” and contains this classic:

    “As for the current GOP field, it’s like confronting a terminal diagnosis. There may be an apparent range of treatments: conventional (Romney), experimental (Gingrich), homeopathic (Paul) or prayerful (Santorum). But none will avail you in the end. Just try to exit laughing.”

    • 134 EDP4BHO
      January 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      I’m checking back with all you sadistic folks :-D . Mary, whenever I exit the elevator to my floor at work, and that rag lies there waiting to be picked up, I secretly step on or wipe my feet on it. Just my little jump start for my day with the rethugs. :-D

  52. January 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Ed going off on Old Leatherface aka Jan Brewer aka Otis, according to AZ constituents

  53. January 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Ok, here’s the NBC/WSJ Congressional poll.

    “What is your preference for the outcome of next year’s congressional elections: a Congress controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by Democrats?” Options rotated

    1/22-24/12

    GOP 41
    Democrats 47
    Unsure 12

    Results here: http://www.pollingreport.com/cong2012.htm

  54. 137 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Here goes Newt pandering to FL. “I want an American on the moon before the Chinese.” And the crowd goes stupidly wild. :roll:

  55. 139 Alycée (@jazziz2)
    January 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    So Newt wants to use my tax dollars to build space ports & a moon base so that the 1% can vacation on the moon!

  56. 146 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Ron paul just cracked me up. He said he doesn’t want to go to the moon. He wants to put some politicians on the moon though.

  57. 147 ShyLurkerB****
    January 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    A lunar colony? :lol:

  58. January 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  59. January 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’d rather eat glass than watch those mutants.

    OT – for those who care…….. :D

    ok – after doing my due diligence I have voted for the awards on Sunday:

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE – The Descendants

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – George Clooney (the Descendants)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Meryl Streep (Iron Lady)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES – Game of Thrones

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES – Glee

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Betty White (Hot in Cleveland)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES – Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES – Maggie Smith (Downton Abby)

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows pt 2

    OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES – Spartacus Gods of the Arena

  60. 157 #1 obama fan
    January 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    THAT ARONIZA SUN IS BAKING HER(JAN BREWER) FACE AND BRAIN..MICHELLE GONNA GET HER OLD AND WRINKLED,RACHETT AZZZ WHO THE HELL DOES SHE THINK SHE IS DEALING WITH..WOOOOO THE PRESIDENT REALLY SHOWED RESTRAINT..I COULD NT HAVE DONE IT..SHE WOULD HAVE DEFINITELY GOTTEN A TWO PIECE COMBO WITH 2 SIDES.. LOL

  61. 159 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Newt is a bloody idiot. He doesn’t want America to be in decline and so what’s his proposal. He wants to build a colony and a base on the moon and he wants us to have 6 or 7 launches a day to the moon! Hahahahahahaha. This fool is on crack!

  62. January 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Willard seems to be “unaware” about a lot of things. Wish Leroy would just point that out. Willard seems to not know alot about his own money but expects us to trust him with our money? Hell NO!!!!—— that’s what Leroy should use his big mouth and say. what an ass. That alone would give him a lot of mileage. No commonsense. :(

  63. 162 collegekay
    January 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    How’s NEWT DOING?

  64. January 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Romney blasts Fannie & Freddie in Florida—but he’s still enriching himself off investments in them. #cnndebate http://t.co/1qzXZOyi

  65. 167 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Love how Newt is pointing out that Romney sure doesn’t seem to know a lot of things or is unaware of a lot of things. Like the fact that the Panama Canal has to be widened.

  66. January 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    3 against 1 against Gingrich. Paul and Santorum are also sticking up for Robney

  67. 173 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Uh Newsflash! Santorum. The GOP were the ones who backed out of the debt ceiling deal PBO proposed and caused the downgrade. PBO has a 4 trillion debt ceiling plan that Boehner agreed to and chickened out at the behest of his puppet master Cantor.

  68. 174 jacquelineoboomer
    January 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I love this:

    Looked up the translation: “In space, nobody can hear me scream.”

  69. 176 Mae who love our CIC
    January 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    This show is “I like hearing myself talk.” They are all a bunch of lying dummies.

    • January 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Why I HATE ROMNEY with a passion!

      • January 27, 2012 at 2:48 am

        It took Mitt long enough to figure out that he can pack his own cheering section, like Newt. The whole thing is a circus.

        • 179 Obama Grandmama
          January 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

          Just after Newt made the fuss if the audience was not allowed their freedom of speech rights to react he wasn’t debating too! I actually like the debates controlling audience responses because you can listen to what they say without being influenced by who got more supporters to pack the premises. Audience reaction influences watchers decisions, the old bandwagon effect.

  70. January 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Lol- this lady stands up says I lost my job and healthcare how can you help me.
    Gingrich said repeal obamacare- and she clapped.
    Lol. What a fool!

  71. 182 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Wow. Gingrich’s solution for an unemployed woman who doesn’t have healthcare is to repeal Dodd Frank, repeal Obamacare and blah blah blah blah. And the crowd just cheered. Jeez. The stupid hurts.

  72. 183 meabloom
    January 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Either Debate made me sleepy or I can’t hang. Night All!!

  73. 184 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Santorum is going hard against Romney and his Romneycare. Guess Ricky was tired of sounding stupid.

  74. 185 ShyLurkerB****
    January 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ I heard no answer for that lady’s question. I expect nothing more from these klowns.

  75. January 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Mitt Romney will say anything on housing. Full fact check: http://t.co/xF5WpVDc #cnndebate

  76. 187 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I predicted on the last thread that Newt would not go after Romney. Romney is the GOP establishment’s choice of candidate, and Newt Gingrich is just a distraction to Mitt Romney’s flagrant flaws. Gingrich is very much a GOP establishment guy himself and he’s not going burn his GOP bridges when he wants nothing more than to see President Obama lose to anyone be it him or Romney. I think people should stop expecting Gingrich to go after Romney. We the people need to go after Romney by going to the voting booth in November and electing President Obama by a landslide.

  77. January 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Without #HCR, 3.2 million FL seniors with Medicare would pay for preventive services like colonoscopies. http://t.co/BK8wRPgj #cnndebate

    • 189 57andFemale
      January 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      I wish there was a robust message on the health care bill. I do not understand why the administration isn’t changing these misconceptions.

  78. 190 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Holy smokes Santorum is killing Romney on Romneycare. Tying it to Obamacare in every way.

  79. January 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  80. 192 halo
    January 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    HOLY CRAP SANTORUM IS KICKING ROMNEY’S ASS ON HEALTHCARE!

  81. 195 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Damn! Santorum is using Romneycare as a punching bag towards Romney. Romney looks pissed the fuck off! Hahahahahaha.

    Oh STFU Ron Paul. He’s trying to take the air out of Santorum’s jabbing of Romney.

    • 196 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Ron Paul has been a bloody distraction and a useless waste of time this entire primary campaign season. He is there to take focus off Romney and siphon votes from other potential threats to Romney. That’s why certain persons on MSNBC seem to love him so much. Their true candidate is Mitt Romney, but they love Paul for the fact that he deflects negative attention and protects Romney’s voting’s base.

    • January 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      I was reading The Onion today and they had a very short post titled:

      “Ron Paul Supporter Likes The Way Paul Tells It Like It Has No Chance Of Being”

      I was cracking up on the train.

  82. 199 ShyLurkerB****
    January 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Ron Paul sidestepped that questioned.

    I wonder why????

  83. January 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    TIME: Romneycare is “the same as the federal plan. … Anyone who says this isn’t true is not being honest.” http://t.co/YZoXZ9Ty #cnndebate

  84. 202 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Now they (Santorum, Romney, and Newt) pander to Hispanic-Americans. I’d choose Rubio, Carlos Guittierez, Susanna Martinez, Diaz-Balart brothers, Brian Sandoval to be in my cabinet.

    Hahahahahahaha. The next question is going to be: “Why would your wife make the best FLOTUS.” I’d like to see how Newt answers this question.

  85. 204 Alycée (@jazziz2)
    January 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    A wife question???? None of them a fit to follow in Michelle’s footsteps.

  86. 206 GGail
    January 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    It’s back to soft peddle again.
    The next questions is: Who’s wife will make the best First Lady
    Unbelieveable!!!!

  87. 207 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I don’t recall any debate moderator in 2008 asking ANY of the DEM candidates why their spouses would be the best First Lady/First Man. This is a Bull Shyte Question, and it’s designed to focus negative attention to the current First Lady. Is Wolf Blitzer personally interested in any of these Stepford Women who are married to these looser men?

  88. January 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Watching 30 Rock and got interrupted with Willard’s Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mack commercial against Leroy. I hate how the identify PBO as “This Guy” :x fucking buttmunchers :x

  89. January 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Newt obviously didn’t realize the nature of the audience he was getting tonight. The debate was co-sponsored by the state GOP, which means this is an establishment crowd. So Newt’s usual read meat (like the liberal media jihad) just ain’t flying tonight and Newt wasn’t prepared.

    Not to take anything away from Romney who seems better prepared for this debte, but I’m beginning to think that this audience is stacked with establishment voters. So even if Newt wins on substance, Romney wins on style cause the audience is behind him.

  90. January 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    The First Lady Question is a good way to bring up Newt’s 3 marriages and his last one where he married his mistress without asking a direct question.

  91. 212 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Ewww…gross just saw Jason Chaffetz.

  92. January 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Romney and Gingrich have made a radical move to the right on immigration. Full fact check: http://t.co/UiaG0mzO #cnndebate

  93. January 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Two months ago, it appeared Michigan might well be prime real estate for Mitt Romney as he sought the Republican nomination for president.

    In a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) poll then, native Michigander Romney led the Democratic president, Barack Obama, 46%-41%, in a head-to-head matchup.

    But as Romney’s path to the nomination has gotten cloudy, his lead in the state over the Democratic incumbent also has evaporated. In a new Michigan poll, Obama has taken the head-to-head lead, 48%-40%.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120126/NEWS15/120126046/New-poll-Obama-takes-48-40-lead-over-Romney-in-Michigan?odyssey=nav|head

  94. January 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    While Romney describes his wealth as “an asset to help America,” his tax returns tell a different story: http://t.co/Zb694drS. #cnndebate

  95. 216 GGail
    January 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Slick Mitt is back to tap dancing around questions.

  96. 217 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Santorum said his wife would make a great FLOTUS because she wrote a book on manners and manners are very important for everyone to learn. Funny when that nut job of a woman said PBO isn’t fit to be President because he’s muslim Santorum didn’t show any manners and correct her. He basically agreed with her and championed her warped statement. Bloody fool.

    • 220 Pamela
      January 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Awesome! Simply awesome!

      • 221 ML
        January 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        One of my favorite pictures is of President Obama reaching out to hold Marian Robinson’s hand. I think it was while they were watching election results? Or maybe waiting to go on and give his acceptance speech.

        • January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

          Love it too ML, it was from election night:

        • 223 jacquelineoboomer
          January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

          jacobslily – That new photo is WONDERFUL.

          ML – I think that was on election night. Kept thinking how glad he was to have her there, and vice versa, since his own mom and grandmother couldn’t be. Okay, now I’m tearing up!

          • 224 ML
            January 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm

            My thought exactly. They seemed so close. What an amazing moment. Thanks so much for post the picture, Chips. I think of it often and rarely see it.

          • 225 Obama Grandmama
            January 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

            Wasn’t it one day before the election that his grandma died? I remember it being so sad.

  97. January 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The Wife Question was so damn STUPID – WoldBlitzer SUCKS

  98. 227 L3
    January 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    In the interview with Newt’s 2nd wife she actually said that Newt told her Callista was going to help him become President. That little nugget was overlooked because everyone focused on the ex-wife’s claim that Newt wanted her to agree to an open marriage. I found that interesting that Newt really believed he could become president all those years ago and it made me think of his current candidacy as more than just a vanity run, which is what I always thought it was.

  99. 233 Pamela
    January 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    YooHoo! Chipsy! Did you know it’s time to raise the goal on your FR thermometer? Must be those 4,000,000,000+ hits on your video! Congratulations too, you sure keep earning it! :)

    • January 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Oh crikey Pamela, I never even noticed, that’s completely fantastic!!!! Monster, massive hugs to you all, you’re AMAZING!!! Thank you Pamela so much!

      • 235 Pamela
        January 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        Just keepin’ an eye on you, ma’am! Always a pleasure to serve!

      • 236 Pamela
        January 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        Hearing a lot more ‘strine’ in your vocab tonight, btw, are you sure you are not Australian? (Good on ya’, Crikey, all True Blue expressions ya’ know) ;) ;)

  100. January 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Santorum just messed up that Cuba ?.

  101. 238 #1 obama fan
    January 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    OK SANTORUM TOTALLY WENT OFF THE RAILS REGARDING THE CUBA QUESTION..WOW

  102. 239 Mae who love our CIC
    January 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    You can get your laugh on with Ron Paul.

  103. 240 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Romney is an idiot. He said that PBO has ignored Latin America in terms of economic trade. So what the heck was the trade agreement with Panama and Colombia? What the heck was the relaxed trade restrictions on Cuba so that families can visit their loved ones in Cuba and send food, money and durable goods to them?

  104. 241 Britt
    January 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Mitt is such a slime ball. Israel is NOT our boyfriend.

  105. January 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I don’t post often but I just love visiting this place full of ….
    Cheerful,
    Happy,
    Intelligent,
    People,
    Sticking,
    Together,
    In spite of,
    Childish,
    Knock-down,
    Shenanigans.

    a bit corny..
    Thanks Chipsticks!!

    • 243 Pamela
      January 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Oh! FABULOUS! Okay, Dia, that’s it… No more lurking for YOU! You come right out here with all of us, okay? (Pretty Please?)

      • January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        Tried to spell out C-H-I-P-S-T-I-C-K-S… .. eh
        Anyway, thanks Pamela for the welcome but I prefer to read – one can learn so much from folks here!

        • 245 Pamela
          January 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

          You DID spell out CHIPSTICKS, and it was fun! I do understand about only reading…it took me a v-e-r-y l.o.n.g.g.g.g.g…. time to post, so whenever you feel like it, will be perfect!

  106. January 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    PBO was fantastic in that DS interview.

    Also, he’ll destroy Romney.

  107. January 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    DS: Are you going to win?
    PBO, is a second: YES.

  108. 252 GGail
    January 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Bob Dole has come out against Newt!
    Said “Newt had an idea a minute and most of them were off the wall”
    Hahahaha!

  109. 253 #1 obama fan
    January 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    THE PALESTINIAN REPUBLICAN THAT ASKED THE QUESTION SHOULD FEEL REALLY SPECIAL..HE WAS TOTALLY DISREGARDED BY ROMNEY..HE DOES’NT EXIST..WOW

  110. 254 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    It frustrates me when minorities belong to the republican party and think that the republicans support their causes. A Palestinian-American republican just asked them how’d they’d resolve the Palestinian – Israeli conflict. Romney and Gingrich just threw Palestine under the bus calling the terrorists, saying only Israel has rights, saying Israel is the only legitimate state and Palestine can pretty much rot in hell.

  111. January 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    President Obama believes our commitment to Israel’s security is “ironclad.” http://t.co/KL00T2vF #cnndebate

  112. January 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    now they are yapping about religion. Leroy and Santorum getting loud cheers.

  113. January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Last question: “tell everybody why you can beat PBO.”——— really? Wolfe is such a mutherfracking bottom feeder. Sick freak!

  114. 262 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Ron Paul is actually being allowed to answer the question about how is the one to beat PBO. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha…….my sides hurt from laughter.

  115. 264 collegekay
    January 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Lol @ how Wolf emphasized ” BARACK… OBAMA ”

    PBO’s name is so beautiful. Barack.

  116. January 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Willard blew the question. Repeats his talking points. No direct answer to why he can beat PBO. :roll: what an ass. No conviction. He’s rambling about being an outsider. he knows how to win and keep America strong…….he’s so exhaustingly stupid. :roll:

  117. January 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Leroy answering well. invokes his grandkids. Nice. Maybe the best thing he said tonight. Very appealing to the right.—-Willard could learn a few things.

  118. 272 ShyLurkerB****
    January 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Leroy can’t go one statement about the president without mentioning food stamps.

    Well, color my black ass not surprised.

  119. 273 #1 obama fan
    January 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Wow Obama is going to win in a landslide..I predict it..

  120. January 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Santorum better. He used his closing argument to paint Willard and Leroy as basically no better than dems because of their political rap sheets.

  121. 276 halo
    January 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    DONT GET IT TWISTED. THE GOP PRIMARY IS NOW OVER! ROMNEY IS GOING TO WIN. THIS TWO FACED LIAR IS GOING DOWN.

  122. January 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wait!!!!!! this debate was at UNF?!!! I got my masters there!!!……..I’m slightly ashamed. :(

  123. 278 utaustinliberal
    January 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Finally the torture is over. Now I can cleanse my eyes with Archer on FX.

  124. January 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    ugh. Brokaw on Lawry. :roll:

  125. January 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Lawry flattering Brokaw a bit too much. Don’t think he deserves so much praise. Guy’s a crusty old fuddy duddy whose sell-buy date is up.

  126. 285 Renegade522/AuntSis
    January 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    it’s over…….and the winner is Pres. Barack Obama and that’s good news for John McCain.
    That is all. Good night :)

  127. 286 hopefruit2
    January 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Is there going to be another segment of the Sawyer Interview with PBO on ABC’s nightline this evening?

    Thanks.

  128. January 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Heilman calling it for Willard.

  129. 291 collegekay
    January 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Mittens will win FL.

  130. 295 isonprize
    January 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Just settling in the review my “Daily TOD” We had a FABULOUS phone bank tonight. We called to schedule volunteers to do the petition drive this coming Saturday.

    We will deliver at LEAST 150% of the required signatures for President Barack Obama to be on the ballot in Pennsylvania!!!

    WOOT!!!

  131. 303 halo
    January 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    HEY TOM, HIS NAME ISN’T OBAMA. IT’S PRESIDENT OBAMA

  132. January 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    When’s PBO’s speech in Michigan tomorrow?

    • 305 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Oh so the speech wasn’t today? All the lines we saw wrapping around the bend were for a speech TOMORROW?

      REALLY BWD?!?!?!?

    • January 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Here you go BWD:

      9:45 PBO delivers remarks at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

      11:00: Departs Michigan en route to Joint Base Andrews

      12:25: Arrives at Joint Base Andrews

      12:30: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Cambridge, Md.

      PBO and VP Biden address House Democrats at their annual retreat

      3:00: Arrives at the White House

      3:30: PBO and VP Biden meet with Secretary of State Clinton

      4:30: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event

      Will have another post in about 10 mins, schedule included.

  133. January 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Heilman says PBO is “underperforming with Hispanics so there’s a real opening for a repug candidate so from this point on, Willard will be” fighting his way back from his harsh anti-immigration bullshit. Really? PBO underperforming with hispanics and there’s an opening for a repug? From what planet does Heilman get his crack, cause that shit is out of this world.

    • 311 halo
      January 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Well, it’s true that Hispanics are disappointed in the President for not being able to get any of their agenda passed.It’s not really his fault, but the disappointment is there. THere’s also the deportation issue that many Hisapnics don’t seem to get. Romney is going to try to exploit that but he’s gone so far ot the right that it’ll just look like pandering. Polls show that PBO has 67% of that vote so far. He’ll be okay AS LONG AS WE TURN OUT!

      • 312 desertflower
        January 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        He addressed both of those issues in his Spanish language TV interview. Chips has it posted. A good watch:)

      • January 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        but still, Heilman is wrong because 67% isn’t an opening. As long as the numbers back up the turn-out, you’re right, PBO will be fine. Heilman is a Henny Penny. That bitch says anything for a horse race. can’t stand his butt.

      • 314 hopefruit2
        January 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        Halo, 67% of Hispanics voted for PBO in 2008. So how do you reconcile his current support of 67% with Hispanics being “Disappointed?”

        Sorry, I don’t buy it. The numbers simply don’t add up. I think we need to stop going along with MSM memes of “disappointment” without first getting the facts straight.

        • 315 halo
          January 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

          Because people can still be disappointed while still supporting you.

          Hopefruit, “disappointment” among independent voters and yes Hispanic voters is a REAL issue. Hispanic voters know where PBO’s heart is and will support him again, but let’s be fair, PBO hasn’t exactly taken up the mantle of immigartion reform. He’s had alot of things on his plate and it wasn’t a priority for him. It would bef oolisht o pretend that it’s not there.

      • January 27, 2012 at 3:08 am

        So, they won’t give the President credit for putting the first “Wise Latina” on the Supreme Court? His very first Supreme Court nomination? That’s maddening.

        Everything that is within his sole control – foreign policy and military activities, surrounding himself with smart people, using his Executive power, nominating Supreme Court Justices – he’s done, and he’s kept his promises. Congress has prevented the rest.

    • 317 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      The media always tries to make it seem more positive than it really is for the GOP while making things seem worse than they are for PBO. Fortunately, I believe that voters have learned to tune out the media – the fact that this little blog has grown 100% in the last year – because of folks who are tired of the false MSM spin and negative anti-Obama memes. More and more people are taking these punDIOTS’ “analyses” with half a grain of salt.

  134. January 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I did not think Robney did that good? CNN says he did great?

    • 320 hopefruit2
      January 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      And that’s exactly why President OBama is going to wipe the floor with him. Romney is being graded on a terrible curve – based on the horrible performance of his GOP counterparts. He also has the GOP establishment at his side to bully the others into laying off him during the debates.

      None of that will be the case during the general election. And I can tell that PBO WANTS it to be Romney and is more than ready.


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