57 Responses to “the opposition……”


  1. February 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    wow that was scary. He is telling you loud and clear what he will do as president.

  2. February 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Ouch. Outstanding ad. And now that Chicago has unleashed the hounds on super pac fundraising, there’s going to be some truth telling going on.

    • 4 utaustinliberal
      February 7, 2012 at 8:10 am

      So happy about that decision. The rightwingers think they can mess with us. Welcome to the big boys table.

  3. 5 carolyn
    February 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    And he is telling you loud and clear that he should NOT be president!

  4. 6 LadyTNT
    February 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Just got finished watching Chelsea Lately and Piers Morgan was the guest. Him and Chelsea had a little tension going on and of course he had to throw it in that President Obama was going to have a tough time winning the election with the unemployment rate and Chelsea quickly put him in his place saying that the President has created 3 million jobs in the last 3 yrs. He started to back pedal then. Chelsea said WE’RE ALL VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA!! And I was screaming YES WE ARE!! LOL

    • 7 isonprize
      February 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Guess that THIS is what the Obama finance team was talking about … I just pulled it off my email.

      Dear __________
      I wrote something for our blog about our decision to support Priorities USA, the Super PAC that can help neutralize the avalanche of special-interest spending to defeat President Obama. Every supporter should read it; it’s pasted below.

      I just want to add something for you specifically about your role in all of this.

      We decided to do this because we can’t afford for the work you’re doing in your communities, and the grassroots donations you give to support it, to be destroyed by hundreds of millions of dollars in negative ads.

      It’s a real risk.

      In 2011, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney raised $30 million from fewer than 200 contributors. Ninety-six percent of what they’ve spent so far, more than $18 million, has been on attack ads. The main engine of Romney’s campaign has an average contribution of roughly $150,000.

      That’s why it’s up to us — the grassroots organization — to win this election where we have the real advantage, and that’s on the ground. More than 1.3 million Americans have already donated. Our average donation is $55, and 98 percent are $250 or less.

      The stakes are too important to play by two different sets of rules. If we fail to act, we concede this election to a small group of powerful people intent on removing the President at any cost.

      If you can volunteer, please sign up now:

      http://my.barackobama.com/Volunteer-for-2012

      If you can give, please give now:

      https://donate.barackobama.com/Donate-for-2012

      Thank you,

      Messina

      Jim Messina
      Campaign Manager
      Obama for America

  5. 13 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    February 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Just popping in to say I love the new ending on the commercial on the previous thread. #obama2012

  6. February 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I love this President so much. Those last two videos .. the stirring passionate speech, the gentle, loving visit in Iowa … I cry, tears of happiness, hope for tomorrow, sadness that he has to endure the opposition he does from a very nasty, evil faction of this country. If I could wish anything, and have it come true, I would wish that everyone could see what this man sees .. what we as a nation could be and simply help him for all our sakes. G’night. Thanks Chips.

  7. February 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    The 2 term fund just went over 2.6 million!

  8. February 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I saw this anti-union ad during the Superbowl. This article at DK was linked to on Twitter. The millionaire anti-union guy who heads up anti-union organizations plays the mechanic in the ad. Unfreakingbelievable. These Rethugs really get down and dirty. It’s understandable if you don’t want to click on the DK link.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/06/1062316/-Notorious-millionaire-corporate-front-man-Rick-Berman-plays-mechanic-in-anti-union-ad

  9. February 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Just a little refresher – Bill Burton was National Press Secretary for PBO’s 2008 campaign and he used to be Deputy Press Secretary under Robert Gibbs. When Jay Carney took Gibbs’ place, Bill Burton left the White House to form this Priorities USA Pac. So there is a strong connection that goes way back. All the work they’ve done so far has been excellent. I think they’re going to be a powerful force for us in the election.

  10. 23 desertflower
    February 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Just peeking my head in for a second…and off to dreamland…..I read this earlier today, and Smartpants had this up as well….Lengthy, but good.

    http://nymag.com/news/features/wall-street-2012-2/

    The End of Wall Street As They Knew It
    After surprisingly successful financial reform, public vilification, and politics that have turned against them, the Masters of the Universe are masters no longer.

    Lots of good news…everyday seems to build momentum. I can feel it….:) Night all.

    • 24 Lovepolitics2008
      February 7, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Many at “The Orange” should read this. Oh, and I hope that Michael Moore, Cenk and Co. read it too.

      This article should go viral.

  11. February 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Taps. Time to rack out. cya on the flip.

  12. February 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

    ‘Night you all. Hopefully I can get on board a little earlier tomorrow. Sweet Dreams.

  13. February 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

    And the priorities USA has a parent company- priorities USA action!

  14. 29 majii
    February 7, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I’ve read on several sites today that Romney hasn’t held a town hall in 3 weeks. I think this is a bad move because the more he sequesters himself from people at his rallies, the more out of touch with average Americans he looks. It is a clear indication to me that he’s uncomfortable interacting with the very people he expects to put him in the Oval Office. Candidate Obama received heavy criticism from the right after his Joe the Plumber interaction, and he weathered the storm. Romney isn’t brave enough to open himself up to un-scripted questions for fear he’ll commit another gaffe, so he’s decided to avoid all interactions with potential voters and hope that he can win the WH by running a campaign based on meet and greet only. When more people begin paying attention in the General Election period, the contrast between him and PBO will be crystal clear–a man of/for the people who is comfortable anywhere he finds himself vs a secretive Wall Street-supported robot, afraid of the very people he wishes to lead.

    • 30 Lovepolitics2008
      February 7, 2012 at 12:50 am

      Romney is counting on two things: Media and Money. He will find out that it’s not enough.

      • February 7, 2012 at 1:26 am

        Yup.

        He does not have the temperament to handle plebes, only has temper.

        Y’day chucky toad tweeted that willard hasn’t had held a town hall for a long time. I tweeted him back saying that it’s because the voters might ask tough questions of willard unlike the media hacks like him.

  15. 32 LOL
    February 7, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Great Ad…I will not forget Ben Smith (formerly) of the esteemed GOPolitico saying that photo of Romney with money literally spilling out of his pockets was no big whoop. Ha!

  16. February 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

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  17. February 7, 2012 at 12:40 am

    My2 cents on President Obama going with PrioritiesUSA SuperPac

  18. February 7, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Hello TOD family – just got through the last dozen or so posts, catching up. My thanks go to Chipsticks and all of you who contribute so much valuable information and always make me feel hopeful and inspired. I have been very busy, organizing now in 7 communities. There is a major shift going on – Democrats of all persuasions and many Independents are finally coming together. I see it here in my own small town where people who hardly gave me the time of day are now eagerly welcoming me to Democratic functions. Everyone is asking for buttons and bumper stickers. I really believe that our President will carry this town in 2012 (he lost to John McCain here in 2008). More and more people are expressing an interest in being part of the campaign. I have even been asked if I can get lawn signs – and it’s only just February! I know it will still be a long, tough campaign and we will have our work cut out for us. But our President is getting his message to the people, and all the millions of Republican and special interest dollars will not change that truth. The new Democratic SuperPAC will help even the field, but our major asset will always be our President who understands the aspirations of the people and works so hard to move the country towards a more secure future. And, of course, it will always be the grassroots effort that will decide the outcome in any election. And the President’s grassroots army is growing stronger and more determined every day. I’m off to sleep now – good night, everyone and thank you all for the gift of this blog.

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      February 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

      hgerhard – Thanks for your report on the ground! Appreciate everything you are doing on behalf of the President – and all of us – in your town and beyond!

    • February 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Good for you hghard. I’ve found a lot of people that were quick to criticize PBO and dismiss him in the last couple of years are being scared witless by the specter of Romney and are coming home. The alternative to our PBO is becoming stark and as more people learn about Romney, they feel the cold chill of the Bush years in their bones.

  19. February 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Obama needs his Super Pacs. I am glad that he has said that he needs them. Until the problem about Super Pacs are solved, Obama’s team can’t keep to one hand tied behind their backs in order to win this election.

  20. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    February 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

    This may already have been posted (just getting back to TODville), but MSNBC did a fair (seemingly untainted) account of Bill Burton’s super PAC here … helped me to better understand the connection between the super PAC and the campaign:

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/06/10335949-obama-campaign-reverses-stance-urging-donations-to-super-pac?ocid=twitter

  21. February 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

    The history of the ‘middle finger’. :)

  22. 44 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 7, 2012 at 1:36 am

    JOB,

    Saw your note on Gen Mutter. That was a blast from my past. Her husband, Col Mutter, was Chief of Staff when I was stationed in Quantico; he was instrumental in my being selected for command.

  23. 45 MK
    February 7, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I have been lurking here for months but had to post this funny video from J Smooth about Mitt Romney tonight in case others haven’t seen it yet. It’s a play on Jay-Z’s “Glory” and instead it “Phony (for Mitt Romney). Really hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXfk6tdm8as&feature=player_embedded

  24. 47 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 7, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Will likely be posting this message many times in the months ahead:

    Please forgive the redundancy.

    It’s 1861, everyone.

    We either save the Republic on 6 Nov 2012 or it’s over – zero hype.

    #LandslideOBAMA2012 #YesWeMust

  25. February 7, 2012 at 1:44 am

  26. 49 Tally
    February 7, 2012 at 1:45 am

    The GOP can kiss my tight, sexy cougar ass!

  27. February 7, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Any emoprogs whining about this yet ? Guess not.

    • February 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

      oh you know they’ll be catching the vapors soon enough. I just have to laugh at these folks sometimes. They demand Democrats bring a gun to a gun fight but then protest the actual use of them in that fight. Can’t have it both ways folks.

  28. 54 susanne
    February 7, 2012 at 5:18 am

    thanks for another day of great info and community, chips. good night from hawaii.

    and good morning to you early rising east coast folks!

  29. 55 desertflower
    February 7, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Morning! They’re at it AGAIN!

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/are-republicans-about-to-commit-medicare-suicide.php?ref=fpa

    It’s shaping up to be spring 2011 redux. Just under a year ago, Republicans — euphoric after a midterm election landslide, and overzealous in their interpretation of their mandate — passed a budget that called for phasing out Medicare over the coming years and replacing it with a subsidized private insurance system for newly eligible seniors.

    The backlash was ugly. But Republicans seem to have forgotten how poisonous that vote really was, and remains…because they’re poised to do it again. This time they’re signaling they’ll move ahead, with a modified plan — one that, though less radical, would still fundamentally remake and roll back one of the country’s most popular and enduring safety net programs.

  30. February 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Morning everyone, rise and shine – unless it’s the middle of the night in your time-zone :???:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/02/07/rise-and-shine-93/

  31. 57 desertflower
    February 7, 2012 at 7:52 am

    FYI :)

    http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/02/06/419726/chrysler-clint-eastwood-super-bowl/

    The team behind both ads is Wieden + Kennedy, based out of Portland, Oregon. And they have a strong track record of creating inspiring advertising with communal messaging that even if it’s not specifically progressive, feels resonant with progressive values. They’re the team behind the Go Forth campaign for Levi’s that used Walt Whitman’s poem to argue “we must march, my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger”:

    OFA…can you see this? :)


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