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President Obama will be interviewed live by Matt Lauer during NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game show at 4:30 pm ET

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  1. 1 GGail
    February 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I’m ready

    • 4 Mel
      February 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      I am in Calif and I just watched Matt Lauer interview with PBO no body will be disapointed PBO is
      on his game sharp, smart, and just perfect, of course part of the interview was about Iran with Israel
      no problem PBO is on top, PBO just showed Matt how smart he is, and I would like re remaind MItt
      Fucking Romney that he will not know what is coming on the debates with the President, and we are handouts
      to PBO we are Americans. Obama, Obama, Obama.

      • February 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

        Yep..Mel..Matt tried to snick some R/W talking point..Our President was so quick…and just kept on with all he’s done…and reminded him there’s more to do..and why he should be re-elected..I Love my President:-)

      • 6 CTGirl
        February 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        Thanks Mel! Romney will irritate us the way Pailen did in 2008. The media will pump fear via the airwaves the way they did with Pailin – soccer moms, blue-collar Americans, hockey moms!! etc. This will be more of the same crap, just a different year.

  2. 7 GGail
    February 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    and hot dayum….I’m FIRST!

  3. February 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    What is Working
    February 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    So I have been plugging away at Election Toolkit pages we can use to get our hands on information about the causes that matter in the upcoming elections.

    I have read many comment about how folks don’t understand ACA or are afraid of it. I made a page that might help. This is a rough draft, there are holes in it, but it is a start. I find that once I make a page with places for stusf (like great tweets or endorsements from the medical community), then it is easier to add stuff as it comes into this amazing blog.

    So here is my humble attempt.

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/02/health-care-reform-issues.html

    If you think it will be useful you may want to bookmark the main election toolkit page which links to all the other pages

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/01/election-toolkit-for-50-states.html

    Feel free to add resources below if you have ideas.

    Also a big thanks to Creolechild who sends me so many resources and waits patiently while get to them.

    • February 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      As always, thanks WIW for all your work. It sure helps all of us!

    • 16 desertflower
      February 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      You are a gift to all of us. Thank you SO much for your tireless labor of love. Words escape me now.

    • February 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      holy buckets Linda you’re amazing – tweeting this over to my ofa.

    • February 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      This is wonderful and tremendously helpful, WIW. I feel as if you deserve a big award for modelling the president’s quote about persistence from the last thread. Two things: 1) As states publish their voter eligibility requirements, we need to post them on your site. PA still has this legislation on hold so I have not been able to get them to you. With luck, the state will stick to the old rules (please God); 2) Just a plea–as anyone runs into Spanish translations for talking points, could they please send them to you for posting? If we’re going to be making aggressive efforts with Latino communities, we need materials. Again, THANK YOU WIW, from the bottom of my heart for all you do.

    • February 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Well that is just spectacular, WiW! I am so glad you are on our side.

    • February 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks everyone,

      It really isn’t that hard to make these pages once you have made one. Plus I have this research staff (know as the TOD blog) so it really is a snap. I am happy to implement the voter Reg. requirements and spanish versions. If I miss them as blog postings send them to whatisworking@gmail.com

      Now back to the game…….

  4. 22 Ladyhawke
    February 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    THE SUSAN G. KOMEN TRAIN WRECK INTERVIEW

    This is a fascinating post by Professor Jay Rosen (Professor of Journalism at New York University).

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

    Interview as Train Wreck: Susan G. Komen Foundation meets Andrea Mitchell

    Professionals in crisis communication will be talking about this interview for years. Watch the clip. (It’s excruciating.) Read my analysis, which won’t capture everything. Then add your observations in the comments.

    Andrea Mitchell of NBC News interviews Nancy Brinker, CEO and founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, about the foundation’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screening programs:

    VIDEO OF THE INTERVIEW

    Brinker was completely unprepared for this interview. She was placed in a situation that she seemed not to understand. Her estimation of her ability to re-describe an event that began two days earlier was wildly off base. To the degree that she had one, her message might be summarized as: “Forget what we said earlier, ignore what’s happening out there, for this is what I am saying now.” From her first words (“It’s a mischaracterization of our goals, our mission…”) Brinker communicated that she did not understand the forces that had brought her to MSNBC’s studios and put her in that chair opposite Andrea Mitchell.

    I mean this literally: Brinker did not know what she was doing there. She thought she was going on air to correct some misbegotten story line that an excitable press, the wounded executives at Planned Parenthood and ideologues in the pro-choice movement had cooked up. In her delusional state, the decision had nothing to do with the politics of abortion. Nothing! The reality was that a board member from her own organization had told the press that it did:

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

    http://pressthink.org/2012/02/interview-as-train-wreck-susan-g-komen-foundation-meets-andrea-mitchell/

    • 23 GGail
      February 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Andrea was too soft on Brinker. She allowed her to use too much double-talk. And that didn’t work – we can read between the lines and hanging sentences.
      SGK is gonna be watched very closely now with a cloud hanging over it’s head for a long time – especially when the PP grants expire in a year.

      I know I’m gonna be watching.

      • February 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        GGail, though I can’t stand Andrea Mitchell, I think her interviewing incompetence actually helped here because Brinker dug herself deeper in a hole the longer she spoke. She was extremely poorly prepped for this interview. As I told my husband, when she started talking about “metrics” she was dead. You do not address a topic that has touched off raw emotions among a broad swath of the American public with words like that. She looked cold, heartless and completely devoid of compassion–a female Romney. Major fail of media savvy.

    • 25 desertflower
      February 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      I read somewhere she made $5 million year. Fleecing of Americans

    • 26 jacquelineoboomer
      February 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      I’ll be reading that. I really, really like that website – thanks for sharing it.

  5. February 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Seems like every day there is a “good news” story about the auto industry

    Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and Manufacturing Plants

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/02/energy-department-volvo-partnership.html

  6. February 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Sometimes those tree huggers do a good thing

    Greenpeace Files with SEC Regarding TransCanada’s Lies About Keystone XL Jobs Claims

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/02/greenpeace-files-with-sec-regarding.html

  7. 32 isonprize
    February 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    persistence pays

  8. 33 Lorraine
    February 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Chips, I’m at church, please post the interview, love.

  9. February 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    WOW Chips this is so cool

    A group of very sweet intelligent young black men too young to vote but put together this amazing video!

  10. 41 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    YEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAH….I GOT HOME JUST IN TIME TO SEE PBO ON THIS INTERVIEW…AWESOME…HAD TO BUY BABY GIFTS TODAY FOR FRIENDS. I TRIED ONE ON…MY BIG TOE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

  11. 43 SueBee
    February 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Chips have you seen this video? Its wonderful!

  12. 52 utaustinliberal
    February 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Woohoo! It’s almost PBO time. Then it’ll be time for the Patriots to mop the floor with the Giants.

    • 53 Bill
      February 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      UT, want to bet $10,000 on it?

      • 54 utaustinliberal
        February 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        Oh Bill. Bill, Bill, Bill. I’m not Romney who makes cheap bets. Let’s go one better. $100,000 bet Bill? ;)

        • 55 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          February 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

          FRESH OFF THE PRINTING PRESS…DON’T SMEAR THE INK!…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

          • 56 GGail
            February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

            OH HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
            UT – let the ink dry before you try passing those bills off.

            I know the Pats are in pain, but Ground Hog Day is still being felt.

        • 57 hopefruit2
          February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

          UT, I’m making a good clean bet with you. No money whatsoever involved.

          If Patriots lose, you have to write a short open love letter to Mitt, Rick, Newt and Paul singing their praises, expressing your love/admiration for them – The letter has to be posted here by 11:30PM tonight.

          If the Giants lose, I’ll have to come up with a love letter for the GOP candidates…

        • 59 Mel
          February 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

          I will be happy to double the bet ha, ha. haso Romney will see yoy on election night asshole.

    • 60 desertflower
      February 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      I hope not :)

  13. February 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Has anyone seen anything on the union busting issue today?

    • 62 desertflower
      February 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Here’s what the brainiac’s in the AZ legislature are “working” on this week..

      http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2012/02/the-coming-week.html

      Jackie…Blog for Arizona is a must visit for all of us Arizonans…excellent info :)

      • February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        DF, thank you for this information. I haven’t said anything but we use to live in AZ. My husband was born there, my oldest son was born in Phoenix and we have many relatives and friends there. I haven’t been back since this whole thing with immigration started. You are an inspiration to me. My of our relatives there are repubs. So we don’t discuss any of this. Always glad for your analysis. Thanks for all you do!!!!

  14. 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    OK…I’M OFF TO WATCH PBO…WILL BBL….:)

  15. February 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    *** Cough ***

    Anyone who hasn’t TV access to NBC ….

    http://www.thertv.eu/97
    :???:

  16. 72 Jessica
    February 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Are they livetreaming the interview?

  17. 73 donna dem 4 obama
    February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    The President is NEXT!!

  18. 75 utaustinliberal
    February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hey guys in addition to Chipstick’s link, I believe http://www.msnbc.com is airing the game LIVE. Not sure about the pre-game show but you can check if you want to.

  19. 76 isonprize
    February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, Lenny Kravitz AND Pres. Obama?? WHAT???

    I don’t need a superbowl. I will have already had mine!!! WHEEEEEEW BABY!!!

  20. 79 Ladyhawke
    February 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    POTUS looking fresh and rested. What a cutie.

  21. 81 GGail
    February 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    POTUS is on NOW!!!

  22. 82 hopefruit2
    February 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I love My President! He is wearing a nice new neatly pressed shirt today :)

    • 83 donna dem 4 obama
      February 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Its the same shirt HF2 :lol:

      • 84 Pamela
        February 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        It seems likely he has several dozen or maybe a closet full…. It is the right look for his handsome self!

    • 85 isonprize
      February 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Hopefruit, I laughed out loud when they showed the first Laurer, Obama interview. Pres. Obama had on the same shirt from back in 2008!! He so NOT cares about fashion. I love it!!!

      • 86 donna dem 4 obama
        February 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

        I know right! I laughed out loud when I saw that. He could care less. That’s our guy. There is absolutely nothing pretentious about this man :)

  23. 87 utaustinliberal
    February 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Yes, PBO I agree with you. Tom Brady is hot hot hot HOT!!!!!!!

  24. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    February 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Too funny…. President Obama has the same shirt on he had on 3 years ago.

    He is so cute!!!

  25. 93 GGail
    February 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    That’s right Mr. President – toot your horn!!!!

  26. February 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    swoon. and nothing else to say.

  27. February 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    w00t that was fun! thanks for the linky chips!

  28. 97 Jessica
    February 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Wait wait did he say they will air the rest of it on Monday.

  29. 99 utaustinliberal
    February 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    O………..kay. We’ll have to watch the rest of the interview tomorrow on the today show. That was a very short pre interview-interview. Past years have been longer.

    • 100 hopefruit2
      February 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      It’s a sneaky attempt to maintain some ratings thru monday.

    • 102 donna dem 4 obama
      February 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      It’s because they can’t find anything negative to hammer him with so lets move the rest of the interview to the Today Show because they get like 3 Million viewers vs 30 Million viewers for the Super Bowl.

      I hate our media!

  30. 104 Linda
    February 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    WASHINGTON — Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading anti-breast-cancer charity, has insisted that its since-reversed decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood arose from a routine change in criteria for grant eligibility that had nothing to do with abortion politics.

    But a Komen insider told HuffPost on Sunday that Karen Handel, Komen’s staunchly anti-abortion vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the attempt to make that decision look nonpolitical.

    “Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria,” the source, who requested anonymity out of concern that speaking publicly would do irreparable harm to the source’s career, told HuffPost. “She said, ‘If we just say it’s about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.'”

    Emails between Komen leadership on the day the Planned Parenthood decision was announced, which were reviewed by HuffPost under the condition they not be published, confirm the source’s description of Handel’s sole “authority” in crafting and implementing the Planned Parenthood policy.

    Handel’s strategy to cut off Planned Parenthood involved drafting new guidelines that would prevent Komen from funding any organization that was under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. Since Planned Parenthood is currently the target of a congressional inquiry prompted by House Republicans into the way it uses government funds, the family planning provider would have been immediately disqualified from receiving new Komen grants.

    After the initial uproar when news of the decision broke, the story that Komen told the public was that the cut-off was unrelated to a political agenda against Planned Parenthood

    Sorry….this is a HuffPuff exclusive.

    • 105 isonprize
      February 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Linda, I’ve read a couole of follow-ups that describe the actions of SGK as NOT REALLY a reversal. It’s just spin. Handel doesn’t intend to give funds to support Planned Parenthood, regardless of what the SGK spokesperson says.

      Komen Statement on Planned Parenthood is a PR Move, Not A Policy Reversal

      http://studentactivism.net/2012/02/03/komen-statement-on-planned-parenthood-is-a-pr-move-not-a-policy-reversal/

      • 106 Linda
        February 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        Yes… I have read that also…….but this Karen Handel has got to go ! I remember when she was running for Governor here in GA….

        It ended up in a run off so I got to vote against her Twice…..

        • 107 isonprize
          February 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

          Hateful, she and the rest are just hateful. I know plenty of now grown women, who got their first gyn exams at Planned Parenthood. Got REAL instructions on birth control so that there would NOT be an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.

          I don’t have any stats, but I think Planned Parenthood does more to prevent abortions than any of these Right Wing nutjobs ever have. AND, it’s mighty funny how the RWs fight to keep women from having abortions but don’t seem to give a damn after the babies get here!

          Don’t even get me started.

          • 108 desertflower
            February 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

            You are correct when you say that PP has Done more to PREVENT abortions than anyone else. I will try to find the stats on that.

  31. 109 isonprize
    February 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Cool, I’m okay. Now I can ‘not give a damn’ about the big game. Unless of course, Lenny Kravitz, comes back on. Woooo hooo…

  32. February 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    The President looked so relaxed and peaceful.

    What an absolutely gorgeous man in every way.

    My heart skipped a couple beats when he came on.

  33. 112 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    PBO IS LOOKING MIGHTY FINE…HE NEEDS TO DIP HIS FINGERS IN SOME CHIP DIP…AND GET RID OF THAT SUIT JACKET! LET’S MAKE THAT VEGGIE DIP SINCE FLOTUS IS THERE! LOL…GOTTA’ KEEP THAT BROCOLLI ON THE TABLE SO PBO ISN’T GROUNDED! I’M FOR THE PATRIOTS…WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…!..:)

  34. 113 dotster3
    February 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Blue checked lives!!! He was in the same blue checked in the clip from 2008, lol. I think it’s his Lucky Shirt and will not be replaced. President Obama was impressive and smooth, as always. The interview seemed too short, but then I could look at and listen to him all day long, all week long. Lauer tricked a little bit, tune in Today tomorrow for the exciting conclusion. Today tomorrow, ha ha ha.

  35. 114 defytheodds
    February 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Why?

    Why does every interview, press conf. have to always be about war?
    The public can’t even enjoy a Sunday interview with the President before the Super Bowl w/o the first question being about starting another war.

    “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
    – Jimi Hendrix

    • 115 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      BECAUSE…THEY KEEP TRYING TO HOOK HIM ON THE SUBJECT OF ISRAEL…THERE IS NOT AN INTERVIEW AROUND THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN IDEOLOGICAL PROBE IN IT…THEY NEED TO GIVE IT UP AND GROW UP! BBL…I’M HUNGRY!..:)

      • 116 defytheodds
        February 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Sue, I think you’re right b/c if a war starts the election will be about the war–not the economy.
        An Willard always tries to b/s the public that PBO is not a strong supporter of Israel… With all the people dying who could be save with just a few dollars a day…we spend so much fighting war year after year after year.
        Stay strong Mr. President…God’s got your back…

    • 117 Mel
      February 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      It’s about Israel!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 118 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I’M NOT WATCHING THE GAME…MAKING DINNER AND WATCHING MOVIES!

  37. 119 desertflower
    February 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    He looked fabulous! I hope he rips off those dress clothes ASAP and gets into some sweats or running pants and can relax with his friends and family! Maybe even splooge a little salsa on his shirt :) Relax and not be consumed by the world today..that’s my wish for him.

  38. February 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Obama was very crisp during the interview. Good answers.

  39. 122 donna dem 4 obama
    February 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Hey UT, Hopefruit2 challenged (bet) you on the Super Bowl Game upthread

    Are you in???

    hopefruit2
    February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    UT, I’m making a good clean bet with you. No money whatsoever involved.

    If Patriots lose, you have to write a short open love letter to Mitt, Rick, Newt and Paul singing their praises, expressing your love/admiration for them – The letter has to be posted here by 11:30PM tonight.

    If the Giants lose, I’ll have to come up with a love letter for the GOP candidates…

    • 123 hopefruit2
      February 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Hey donna -Thanks : ) I’ve also reposted on the next thread – let’s see if UT will take on my challenge!!!!


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