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signed, sealed, delivered

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3630 – Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 in the Oval Office, Feb. 22, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


226 Responses to “signed, sealed, delivered”


  1. 1 symmetry11
    February 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Am I first?

  2. 6 Obama Grandmama
    February 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    You are.

  3. 7 LOL
    February 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Third!!!!!!!!

  4. 8 nintendowii10
    February 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    500th!

  5. 11 Obama Grandmama
    February 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I am about to watch Nancy Pelosi speak on Rachel Maddow’s Show.

  6. 14 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Here!

  7. 15 GGail
    February 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    My computer is so clogged with Repugs that it took 4 minutes for my email inbox to receive the “new thread” notification! LOL!!!!!

  8. 16 LOL
    February 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    WTF?

    Romney described himself as Resolute…what the desk?

  9. 27 Obama Grandmama
    February 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Anyone watch the GOP Debates? I have recorded it and plan to try to stomach my way through it later after I hear what is in it. I always need to prepare myself ahead of time as I hate the Obama bashing and lies that happen. Just once I’d like to see the moderators actually refute the lies and hold the candidates to speaking the truth.

  10. 28 yardarm756
    February 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Notice it’s dark outside. This is no 9 to 5 President. He should be with his family but he’s doing our business. Right on Mr. President.

  11. 31 LOL
    February 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Did Callista do Newt’s make up?

  12. 32 Brit
    February 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Republicans are assholes. There is nothing wrong with more job oppurtunities for women in the military.

  13. 35 GGail
    February 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Iran is not the sole reason for our gas hike! boy do they have a twisted view of the truth

  14. February 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    you all are so brave to watch the GOP Clown Car

  15. 43 hopefruit2
    February 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm
  16. February 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    10:45 AM
    Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
    11:00 AM
    Obama departs Joint Base Andrews en route Miami, Florida.
    12:00 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    1:25 PM
    Obama arrives in Miami, Florida.
    1:45 PM
    Obama tours the Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Miami.
    2:25 PM
    Obama delivers remarks to University of Miami students and faculty members.
    3:00 PM
    Biden travels to Manchester, New Hampshire, to attend a campaign event with local supporters.
    4:20 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida.
    5:55 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event. 
    6:30 PM
    Biden travels to Providence, Rhode Island to attend a campaign event for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
    7:00 PM
    Obama departs Miami, Florida en route Orlando, Florida.
    8:15 PM
    Obama arrives in Orlando, Florida.
    8:55 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event. 
    10:30 PM
    Obama departs Orlando, Florida en route Joint Base Andrews.

    • 49 hopefruit2
      February 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      I can’t see any of the current crop of GOP candidates having 1/4 the energy and stamina this president has. Romney couldn’t keep up with a schedule like this. He’s already aged a lot from the GOP primary season…

      • February 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

        So true hopefruit…I was noticing the same thing watching video of Micky Romney-bisquits. He’s starting to look like 5 miles of bad road.

        • 51 susanne
          February 23, 2012 at 4:33 am

          i think they’re trying to make him look ‘normal’–you know, faded jeans, grey temples, dowdy shirt. too bad they can’t get him to actually be normal. because a normal person would notice that nobody wants him for president.

    • 52 vitaminlover
      February 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      What a busy, busy man. He is steadily getting things done.

    • 53 anniebella
      February 23, 2012 at 4:05 am

      Let’s pray for POTUS as he makes these campaign events. Looks like alot of events he has to do.

  17. 54 vcprezofan2
    February 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Evening Chips & TODville, just dropping in to find out what you have all been up to! ;) Though I’m still suffering form TOD withdrawal syndrome I can’t hang around too long as I’m tired and sleepy. I’m not sure what frame of mind I’m in as I was counting the days this week until I could be back here ‘full time’, only to be asked to extend my three-week full time stint to another week (and possibly two). They have NO IDEA how eagerly I was counting off the days! I said I didn’t think I could, but was asked to think it over and give an(other) answer tomorrow. Part of me feels a little guilty hesitating when others are job hunting, but more of me feels ‘I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE TOD-OBOTS ARE DOING!’ Arrrggh! Maybe I should ask for online privileges at lunchtime if I decide to stay. We’ll see.

    Forget that – what’s new and exciting in the TOD family? I see the Pres has been singing again! Suh-weet! :lol: :razz: Definitely a man of many talents and one that can’t really be pigeon-holed. I’ll take one of him contrasted with any six from the other side. They are SOOO outclassed in every respect!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

  18. 56 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Boy, is Mitt off base on sanctions. POTUS has led the world in imposing most withering economic sanctions ever.
    — @davidaxelrod via Twitter for Mac

  19. 60 Dudette
    February 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    One of the most reassuring images you’d ever want to see: The 44th President of the United States sitting at that desk with pen in hand.

    Let’s keep him there for another 4 years — 4 MORE FOR 44!!

  20. 63 GGail
    February 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Romney can’t even answer a straight question: what’s the biggest misconception about you

  21. February 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Bashir shows how to expose the craziness in the blinded by the light rt. wing religious nutcakes:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/msnbc-craig-mitchell-martin-bashir-obama_n_1294972.html

  22. 65 GGail
    February 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    It’s over. WHEW!

  23. 66 GGail
    February 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I’m logging off now.

    Have a pleasant evening TOD & Chipsticks.

  24. February 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I was about to say goodnight, and then did a last check on my email ….. I can’t tell ya how thrilled I am about this:

    Jacquelineoboomer will be coming back to TOD soon. She’s got big stuff happening in her family life at the moment, but hopes to “pick up from where I left off” next week.

    I’m completely overjoyed about this, Jacq’s email made my day.

    Night everyone.

  25. February 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    http://thelastword.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/22/10481012-better-babysitter-obama-or-romney

    Who’s a better baby-whisperer – President Obama or Mr. Romney (spoiler alert: you won’t be surprised!)

    • February 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      The second pic is a killer. :)

      • 84 susanne
        February 23, 2012 at 4:40 am

        yep, everyone in that picture looks grim, except ol’ robme, just smilin’ that campaign smile. honestly, i’m embarassed for him.

    • February 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      That guy has absolutely NO CLUE how to connect with a baby. It’s like he can’t bear to hold it near. FAIL.

      • 86 Pamela
        February 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        Babies might be wearing diapers, but NOBODY likes to be grabbed in the crotch… Stupid Myth, he is vile. I am proud of that little red-headed boy for expressing his outrage! Whenever I see pics of PBO with a child, I have to wonder how long it takes the family to have that photo printed, framed and standing on the mantlepiece! I always imagine it happens pretty fast. No one in their right mind would print this crappy Robney pic with the baby freaking out! No family heirloom here.

    • 87 JoJothecat
      February 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      I never get tired of the “baby whisperer” magic man PBO. Mittens Robme acts like he does not want to touch the regular people and their babys.

    • February 23, 2012 at 6:47 am

      Yikes!! This is not the first picture I have seen of Mitt holding up a baby like that. Like he is afraid to get too close to the kid.

  26. February 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Good evening TOD family – just catching up again on all the latest. I attended my local caucus tonight and was pleasantly surprised when I was elected as an alternate to our State convention. I will be supporting Elizabeth Warren and I am very excited about this opportunity. On March 6 is the Massachusetts Presidential primary and the activity level in the state is increasing rapidly. And, of course, New Hampshire is looking to us for help as well. It will be a very busy year and I have decided to give up my very-part-time job to concentrate on the campaign. It’s going to be tough on my finances, but I have decided that there is nothing more important in my life than making sure that the best President ever is given another four years to perfect our union. I am so proud of being part of his team and also of being a family member at TOD, even if I post only every couple of weeks. I get so much information from this blog and others associated with TOD and I am very grateful for everything Chips does for us. I think it would be a great idea to have a TOD reunion in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, 2013. Anyone interested?

  27. February 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    So Chips, how is chuck ?

    /dubyaesque smirk

    • 98 hopefruit2
      February 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      I didn’t realize that Chips and Chuck Todd were an item? I didn’t get that memo..please fill me in. I think Chips has already gone to bed though :)

  28. 109 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    FLIPPING THRU THE RETHUG DEBATE TONITE…I WOULD RATHER CLEAN OUT MY CAT’S LITTERBOX!!!!!…EVEN FULL…IT SMELLS BETTER!

  29. February 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Halperin did not give out any A grades tonight!

    The best was Robney at B-, Santirum got a D+.

    LOL!

    • 111 Cathy from MN
      February 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Sounds like a real winner tonight…. ;-)

    • 113 utaustinliberal
      February 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      I saw his grades on twitter and Geez Halperin would drink Romney’s bath water if he could. His kiss ass nature is gross.

      • 114 hopefruit2
        February 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        Nate Silver gave both Romney and Paul B+’s. The others B and B-. I tweeted Silver that this was some serious grade inflation. It’s pretty clear to me that the media wants Romney to be the nominee because it will make the race closer (or so they think) and drive their ratings up. Romney lied and dodged several questions; he looked tired, frustrated, aged and desperate and he should get at MOST a C- for his overall performance.

      • 117 Lorraine
        February 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        He must be coming to the realization that flip flop want come close to beating President Obama.

  30. 118 Lorraine
    February 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    …and the winner of the 1 millionth debate is……………………………….

    President Barack Obama, and still champ!

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/02/22/gop_debate_reaction.html#disqus_thread

  31. 120 utaustinliberal
    February 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Whew. Done with the freak show. People and Governments around the world must be on their knees begging that these yahoos NEVER enter the oval office. They thought they had it bad with GWB but this bunch of freaks make GWB’s policies look like child’s play.

  32. 121 utaustinliberal
    February 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Stephanie Cutter is on Lawrence ( The Last Word) and she’s pointing out the egregious lies said during the GOP clown show.

    • 122 Lorraine
      February 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Oooo, I love her! She is a great asset to President Obama.

    • 123 Ladyhawke
      February 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Wow,, Stephanie Cutter is fantastic. She stays on message and gets the facts out.

      • February 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

        I love Stephanie Cutter. When I saw her on LO, my heart jumped for joy. She has fight in her bones, and she is not afraid of anyone. She knows her facts and will set the record straight. POB has a great ‘got your back’ in Stephanie Cutter indeed.HZ

        • 125 cos
          February 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

          I totally agree about Stephanie Cutter. Today was the first time that I really watched her. I was really impressed with her and her command of the facts and how she refuted Robney’s lies.

  33. 126 Ladyhawke
    February 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    From the Guardian live blogging, this hilarious update as the debate in Mesa, Arizona wrapped up……

    ——————————

    10.05pm: And that is. Thank god that’s over. A couple more hours of this and the Republican party could go the way of the Whigs. (Some of you may think that’s not a bad thing.)

    So 20 years from now we’ll find that all these Republican debates were secretly funded by the Obama campaign, code-named “Give them enough rope”.

    Here’s my one-word summary right now: beer.

    ——————————-

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/23/cnn-republican-debate-live

    • 128 LunarSea
      February 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      ‘…one-word summary…: beer’ love it.

      I can honestly say I have not watched not one of these debates. Value my brain cells and low blood pressure too much, but appreciate the commentary that accompanies it. Always proof that it’s best I stayed away.

      The Klown Kar Train has jumped the rails!

      • 129 nathkatun7
        February 23, 2012 at 3:33 am

        LunerSea, I thought I was alone! In my case, I do have blood pressure to deal with so I thought it best not to make my situation worse by watching the GOP debates. I, however, sincerely appreciate all the brave souls who watch these debates and share their analyses of the debates with us.

  34. February 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    In the coming weeks, the Obama campaign will open its fourth field office in Arizona, a state no Democrat has won since Bill Clinton and which native-son John McCain won in 2008 by nine points. The location of the office, a storefront on Phoenix’s majority-Latino west side, matters. Just a few months ago, it was used by campaign volunteers for Daniel Valenzuela, a local firefighter, who mounted an underdog bid for the City Council on the theory that he could turn out Latino voters who don’t normally vote. He won big in 2011, as did the new Democratic mayor in Phoenix, Greg Stanton.

    A group of young people calling themselves “Team Awesome” knocked on 72,000 doors in the city to support Valenzuela’s bid. They increased off-year turnout among the Latino community by 480%, more than delivering Valenzuela’s margin of victory. “There is a ripple effect that has the city and the county and the state of Arizona looking at the way they approach politics,” says Joseph Larios, 29, a community organizer now working with the state Democratic Party who helped Valenzuela develop his strategy. “It’s impossible to say going after low-propensity Latino voters doesn’t matter based on what happened.”

    For the Obama campaign nationwide, “expanding the electorate” increasingly means “expanding the Latino electorate.” If Obama is able to win heavily-Latino Western states like Nevada, Colorado and Arizona, he could still win in the electoral college even if he loses historically key states in the industrial Midwest like Ohio and Wisconsin. “If we do our grassroots stuff right on the ground in all these Western states, which we will, because it’s something we are good at,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told me, “we could seriously change the outcome.”

    http://swampland.time.com/2012/02/22/why-the-latino-vote-in-arizona-could-be-decisive-in-2012/

    • February 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      From my facebook feed tonight:

      “Has the sleeping giant awaken? This is an up coming TIME Magazine cover. It reads, ‘Yo Decido: How Latinos Will Pick the Next President.'”

    • 133 theo67
      February 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      What a difference to the depressing person I heard on NPR tonight, saying that the President can’t be guaranteed the black vote in November, he’ll have to work for it or people will stay home. While Latinos are encouraging people to get involved, this man was almost gloating about the fact that he THINKS that black people will stay home if they’re not wooed by President Obama. What about encouraging the African American community to work and get out the vote? What about acknowledging that the alternative to President Obama is a group of people who have practiced a level of racism in these past three years that has been breathtaking? What about pointing out the good things that this President has done in his presidency that have served the African American community specifically and in conjunction with every other American? What about just being proud of the work this President has done and how he’s represented the African American community – him and his entire family? He even tried to claim that the President singing the Al Green song and again last night were a political ploy to get African American votes.

      I know this depressing person doesn’t speak for the African American community, but it’s horrible that people may not realize that he’s just speaking for himself, ignoring a lifetime of work done by this President for the African American community and Americans in general. Very disappointing. The stakes are just too high for that kind of nonsense.

      • 134 JoJothecat
        February 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

        Dream Act….here we come. We have got to flip the House (which we will) and get over 60 Dems in the Senate. WE CAN DO THIS FOLKS….IM ALL IN…OBAMA/BIDEN 2012.

      • 135 isonprize
        February 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        Theo67. NOT THE BLACK FOLKS I KNOW!!!! Folks in Philadelphia, PA are getting fired up to bring Philadelphia, surrounding counties and thus, Pennsylvania, for Pres. Obama. There are haters in every community. And black haters are the best kind to get on the radio or TV. Just ask Tavis Smiley (Travesty) Cornel West (Corny) Boyce Watkins (Bitter) It just makes me work harder to register more voters!!

        • 136 nathkatun7
          February 23, 2012 at 3:41 am

          Totally with you, Isonprize! These few black haters have no credibility in the black communities. Tavis and Corny are in for big surprises.

        • 137 prettyfoot58
          February 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

          It makes me harder to register more voters.

          ***********************

          Thisssssssssss…isonprize

          I will be attending a community meeting tonight to map out plans for my community…i am so excited about talking to my neighbors and fam…folks that i see everyday…talking about issues and concerns…registering people to vote…phone banking etc….

          i live in the Germantown section of Philadelphia…soon we will be launching our campaign office….can’t wait for that….

          Presssssssssssss ON!!

      • February 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        Sounds like a Cornell West fan!

      • February 23, 2012 at 6:31 am

        These insulated black people don’t know what the heck they are talking about. Don’t despair Theo67. What I find in talking to black folks is that more than ever they are fired up. One reason why? They are sick and tired of the disrespect President Obama has gotten since coming to power after all he’s done. Most are very angry and are making it their business to come out and vote.

        People like that guy on NPR like to think they speak for the black community. Ask them where they get this nonsense and they will probably push some poll taken by the equally out of touch Beltway MSM.

        One other thing, for these kinds of people, (including Tavis, Cornel) I think they think negative talk about PBO is beneficial to them personally to line their coffers with pennies and crumbs dropped down from the emprogs. None of them have succeeded. Where are they now? Flailing somewhere in the wind.

      • 140 Dudette
        February 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

        Squash that mess. Black people will be coming out for President Obama in DROVES.

        Ask any of the folks here:

        http://1911united.com/

  35. February 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Goodnight Chips and TOD Family. So happy that you are happy tonight. Good news from Jacquelineoboomer. Best of my thoughts, love, and meditations tenderly going forth for both of you. I love you both with so much grace and respect. These are the things that bind us together.

    Nite to my beloved TOD Family. ((((((((Hugs to all of those who are going through the tough times within my dear and loving family)))))))))))))

    Still lifting up in quiet and loving thoughts for our beautiful space here.

    I close with this quote from a book that I am reading tonight: “Welcome joy into your home as a permanent resident.”Osteen.

    Goodnight everyone here, I love you all so very much, and let us not forget to lift up in our prayers, candle lighting moments, and quiet meditations our beautiful President, VP and their Cabinet members and Sfaff. We still have much to help them accomplish.HZ

  36. 143 hopefruit2
    February 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Chips’ “Pres Obama sining “sweet home Chicago” video is over 750K views already!!!

  37. 144 LunarSea
    February 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Good day and good night. Just finished catching up. Phew! Lots of stuff happening.

    I loved the little boy in the ground breaking ceremony. He looked so darn nervous. Stood like I might upon meeting the pres. Afraid to move. He was probably just hoping to get thru without knocking something over, like I might be.

    Congrats hgerhard – What a great way to spend this year. I think an inauguration meetup of TODers is a fab idea.

    Thanks for all the info, laughter, clips and dedication peeps.

    Oh the horror – not for the feint of heart:

  38. 146 Ladyhawke
    February 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Five Ways Rick Santorum Blew It in Arizona

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

    • Dragged The GOP Down With Him Conservative pundits sympathetic to Romney have been making the case this week that, whatever Santorum’s conservative merits, he drags the whole party down with his extreme rhetoric. They got plenty of evidence for their case on Wednesday after the GOP received a question on whether they support birth control. Gingrich and Romney practically fell over themselves to condemn moderator John King for daring to even bring it up, insisting that it was an irrelevant distraction from the important issues of the day and their only concerns with contraception were really about religious freedom.

    Then came Rick Santorum, who completely deflated their case. He enthusiastically responded to a question about contraception with a lengthy (and seemingly unrelated) sermon about the over-sexualization of teenagers.

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

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/five-ways-rick-santorum-blew-it-in-arizona.php?ref=fpa

  39. 147 JoJothecat
    February 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Heloo TOD Family!

    U attended a Mama’s For Obama meeting tonight in Pasadena, CA and was able to hear Mrs. Obama encourage us to tell our family and friends to get on board to help re-elect PBO. I told the lovely woman there about The Obama Diary (hey Chips did you know there is a “OBAMA DIARY”? not as good as our place here I’m sure).

    OBAMA/Biden #presson

  40. 148 Ladyhawke
    February 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    The 7 Biggest Lies Uttered At The CNN Arizona Republican Debate

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

    5). Lie: Mitt Romney denies ever mandating contraception in religious hospitals in 2005

    The Facts: Mitt Romney told a huge lie when he claimed that he never mandated that religious hospitals provide birth control. The truth is that in 2005 as governor of Massachusetts Romney signed a bill that mandated emergency contraception be provided in religious hospitals. At the time Romney said, “In my personal view, it’s the right thing for hospitals to provide information and access to emergency contraception to anyone who is a victim of rape.” Now according to Mitt those comments in 2005 never happened.

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

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/republican-debate-fact-check

  41. 149 Pamela
    February 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Oh man, suddenly, after a very looooonggg time to post a comment, my whole TOD layout is weird. All white background, blue screen names, numbered posts with the # in the margin to the left of the screen name. I think I will log out, this is spooking me out!

  42. 150 Pamela
    February 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Okay, now it is back to normal, white on black background, post # in grey in the right hand margin… I think it’s goodnight for me, I seem to have picked up a headache today… Thank you all for calling me Pamela!

    • 151 susanne
      February 23, 2012 at 5:05 am

      pamela, you are welcome! my name is susanne, and for some reason, i am often called susan. i know it’s not a big difference, but it is a different name. fundamental to not letting others define who you are–claim your name! have a good night’s rest.

  43. 152 Ladyhawke
    February 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    A guest on The Ed Show just made a very good point. While the unhinged and deranged GOP presidential candidates were saying President Obama for being the most dangerous president. Meanwhile, President Obama was signing the payroll tax cut extension that will believe it or not benefit the very same conservatives that were cheering on the ugliness from the candidates. How ironic.

  44. February 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Just in-
    Buddy Roemer running as an independent.

    LOL!

  45. 154 desertflower
    February 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I love this guy!:)

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/bob-mcconnell-birth-control-6814208

    So, suddenly, vice-presidential timber Bob starts to have second thoughts about the Dildos Mandating Dildos Act Of 2012. Bob’s “backing off” his committment to organized medievalism. Good for you, Bob. By way of explanation, The Washington Post reports this little nugget without any concern that some of its readers may keel over laughing:
    Many of the bill’s supporters were apparently unaware of how invasive the procedure could be, one of the officials added.

    Oh, yeah…”many of the bill’s supporters were apparently unaware of how invasive the procedure could be.” Oh, REALLY????? IT WAS BROUGHT UP BY A WOMAN!!! WTF is wrong with these people? Do they really think that little factoid WON’T be known??? OMG…A Cialis commercial on TV now! God please don’t have that erection last longer than 4 hours…Paging Lorina Bobbit!!

  46. February 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida on Thursday to talk energy policy as gas prices continue to rise.

    Senior administration officials said Tuesday that Obama’s speech at the University of Miami isn’t necessarily to respond to the current gas price chatter, but the president will build off his State of the Union address, talking about eliminating oil and gas subsidies, instituting a clean energy standard and in general an “all of the above” approach to energy.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73141.html

  47. February 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    It’s been a long and busy day. So much going on. Sure makes my day end on a smile to come here and be energized seeing our President and reading all these comments. Hearing how the debate went makes me glad I didn’t watch. Thanks to all of you who did watch and report to us. Thanks to all of you! Off to bed must get some rest for another long day tomorrow.

  48. February 23, 2012 at 12:54 am

    This is a great article “Judging the President by his own standards”

    http://xpostfactoid.blogspot.com/2012/02/judging-obama-by-his-own-standards.html

    “There’s no way to weigh these partial and provisional successes against partial and provisional failures, until a year or five years or ten or twenty years from now. As a progressive, in tune with all these goals, I have little doubt that Obama has advanced them as well as anyone now present on our political stage could have.”

  49. 165 Beauzeaux
    February 23, 2012 at 1:02 am

    How I love the way they look at each other. So jealous am I.

  50. February 23, 2012 at 1:08 am

    So you CAN put a gun rack in the back of a Volt. Take that, Newt!

    • 167 anniebella
      February 23, 2012 at 4:20 am

      So thank you sir, once again you show that Newt is a LIAR. The Newt that Franklin Graham said was a christian.

  51. February 23, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Love reading your comments. Helps my night shift to pass. Keep coming back to see what’s new. Love your Pres.

  52. February 23, 2012 at 3:09 am

    We need to take this video and place it everywhere. We need to call the Georgia House and make sure that they pass this piece of legislation tomorrow or at least get Yasmin Neal on Rachael http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3vsI1_YFUo&feature=player_embedded

  53. 170 susanne
    February 23, 2012 at 5:16 am

    day’s end for me. aloha until tomorrow, chips and toddies!

  54. February 23, 2012 at 6:51 am

    gopolitico’s butthurt over the current crop of klowns is hilarious.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73192.html

    • February 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

      They actually admit that everything Romney is saying in the primary is just something he has to do to get votes from the dunderheads. In a few weeks, he’ll pivot to pandering to the larger unwashed with a different set of lies.

  55. February 23, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Huh…… 8:03am and the lst comment was at 6:51. How unusual………….. Hello? Anybody home?

  56. 178 collegekay
    February 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Umm where is everyone

    • 179 hopefruit2
      February 23, 2012 at 8:10 am

      The west coasters are still in bed or just waking up. Most TODers it seems are on Twitter lambasting Morning Joke.

        • 181 hopefruit2
          February 23, 2012 at 8:16 am

          I’m just gathering bits and pieces from the tweets – I’m not watching the show myself. But apparently, Joke brought on NJ Gov Ghristie loud mouth and bully, and Russ Feingold to question the President’s Afghanistan policy although Feingold himself voted FOR the war when Bush started it. Folks are pissed off, calling Feingold a phony,

          • February 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

            Isn’t that maroon in Obama re-election committee ? What a fucking loser.

          • 187 57andFemale
            February 23, 2012 at 8:27 am

            Feingold as one of the national chairmen for PBO? What the hell were they thinking?!?!?!

            • February 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

              Keep your enemies close is my guess 57. Seems to work too since Feingold actually starting saying something positive about PBO.

              • 189 57andFemale
                February 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

                I don’t trust him, Jackie. Why he is a progressive darling is beyond me. His voting record is downright bizarre, if you want to judge by progressive standards. He’s a purity peddler, who just a few weeks ago was skewering the President for using a superPAC. because we’re so much better off if Democrats lose on principle, thereby ushering in the American Taliban into the halls of Congress.

                I don’t doubt that Feingold has a progressive heart. I have deep doubts, however, about his common sense when it comes to actually governing and stopping dangerous wingnuts from ruining the country, packing the courts and potentially giving us a Supreme Court that will make this country unlivable for the next two generations. If Feingold can’t sound truly committed to the President and do it enthusiastically, then I’d rather he be outside of the campaign.

                Bill Clinton has been in the ‘keep the enemies close’ school, and pretty much if he opens his mouth he’s doing damage. A national chairman by definition is there to cheerlead for the candidate. I don’t have much faith that Feingold will do that effectively.

                • 190 hopefruit2
                  February 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

                  I think Feingold is a PUMA who was probably hoping for a cabinet position if Hillary had won. Many of those types are still grudging PBO. They just can’t get over it.

                • 191 prettyfoot58
                  February 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

                  GM…57…

                  isn’t he one of the co-chairs?…there are quite a few…not sure what their role is exactly…

            • 192 hopefruit2
              February 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

              My feeling is (as Jackie says) that they are trying to shut him up, knowing he has a grudge against PBO.

              • 193 57andFemale
                February 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

                You can’t make someone ‘shut up’ as one of the national chairmen. The point of these chairmen is to campaign for the candidate. Unless he brings some of the whiny left back in the fold then he’s useless to the campaign. Frankly, I’ve been wandering over to the Orange Satan lately and they are, by a healthy margin, back in the fold anyway.

                Hey, I hope I’m wrong and Feingold becomes an effective spokesperson for the campaign.

                • 194 hopefruit2
                  February 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

                  Yes Old Orange seems to be on board now for the most part. And they seemed to have let go of that OWS obsession. There are still a few concern trolls posting diaries – I had to put one soundly in her place a couple weeks ago.

  57. 195 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 8:12 am

  58. 199 Linda
    February 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Good Morning……..

    Did anyone notice the opus dei bracelet on Rick S left wrist ? What would Franklin Graham say about that ?

  59. 200 LOL
    February 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Jobless claims unchanged..economists expected rise

  60. February 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Good morning TOD Family. I NEVER watch Morning Joke and especially not interested in Big Mouth Christie or Feingold. Feingold had the nerve to go continually go against the President but certainly sucked up to him when he was running for re-election. I don’t know why he was appointed a co-chair.

    • February 23, 2012 at 8:44 am

      He was actually very complimentary.

    • February 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

      As a WI resident, I think Feingold was partially appointed to bring the WI progressives back into the fold and to win WI for Obama. WI progressives love Feingold! They wanted him to run for governor, but he won’t do that. When I was working the recall Walker campaign, I’d hear these progressives say “I’m disappointed in Obama. He should’ve come to our state and helped us.” I had many a spirited discussion with these people. Most of them were Hillary supporters. Anyhow, I may wrong on this, but it could be part of the reason he was chosen.

      • February 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

        He actually also said he got bin laden, al awlaki and gaddafi, and then said he supports the President in 95% of the issues!

      • 206 hopefruit2
        February 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

        Right now even in Wisconsin, Obama leads the GOP frontrunner by double digits. PBO never lost his true base. The folks in Wisconsin who pretended to be disgruntled “progressives” were Reagan Democrats and Hillary supporters who voted for REPUBLICANS in the midterms to “teach Obama a lesson.” only to find out that the joke was on them and they were the ones with the lesson to learn. Apparently, and thankfully for the country’s sake, they appeared to have learnt that badly needed lesson.

  61. February 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Unelpoyment claims unchanged at 351k, below estimate of 355k!

  62. 208 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    HEADLINE: China says ready to improve U.S. military ties

    // (Reuters) – China is ready to work with the United States to advance military ties, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday, following a U.S. trip by China’s vice president that featured a visit with top Pentagon officials. The comments, posted on the ministry’s website, signaled a wary optimism from China’s military, which typically takes a harder stance toward the United States than other parts of the Chinese government.
    “We are ready to work with the U.S. side, by observing the principles of mutual respect, trust, equality and mutual benefits,” said Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng //

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/23/us-china-us-idUSTRE81M0TY20120223

  63. February 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    On a positive note. I love the picture with the Obama collar on the cat (and especially the poster). I have the Barack’s Best Friend 2012 dog collar and leash for one of my dogs. We walk the neighborhood every weekend.

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our President’s safety, as he travels outside of Washington.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  64. February 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Little Pricky said the President is afraid of Iran, and will not attack Syria because he is afraid.
    Elect little Pricky, he says, and we will have WW III.

    Alrightie then!

  65. 213 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

  66. February 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Morning Joe just apologized to Chucky T. About the Miami Hurricaines.
    Could be because Chucky T. Went to The U and that is his favorite Team, and also the President is speaking there today.
    He was obviously being feceitious!

  67. February 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

    from the White House:
    “Following up on their February 20 phone call, the President sent a letter to President Karzai to continue their discussion on a range of issues related to our long-term partnership. In the letter, delivered by Ambassador Crocker this afternoon in Kabul, the President also expressed our regret and apologies over the incident in which religious materials were unintentionally mishandled at Bagram Airbase.” – Tommy Vietor, NSC Spokesman

    After he gets elected, he should just get out of that Country, leave an Aircraft Carrier in the area to run daily missions against Terrorists.

    • 216 prettyfoot58
      February 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

      GM Jovie…

      i hope that there is an investigation to discover who and why those korans were burned…mercy….3 soldiers have lost their lives because of that…

  68. February 23, 2012 at 9:18 am
    • 218 hopefruit2
      February 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

      That poor baby looks mighty pizzzed! He clearly was hoping for a PBO cuddle, and was bitterly disappointed in what he got.

  69. 219 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

  70. 222 Linda
    February 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

    No stranger to ethics controversies, Newt Gingrich’s campaign was warned for a second time about “widespread financial irregularities.”

    The Federal Election Commission says the campaign must explain why almost $1 million has been paid to Gingrich, his staff, and his fundraising consultants for questionable reimbursements.

  71. February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

    RNC has an ad up ripping the President on sweet home Chicago.

    The RNC is weird!

  72. 226 desertflower
    February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-the-president-as-alien/2012/02/22/gIQAces8TR_story.html

    It’s simply astonishing that a man in his fourth year as our president continues to be the object of the most extraordinary paranoid fantasies. A significant part of his opposition still cannot accept that Obama is a rather moderate politician quite conventional in his tastes and his interests. And now that the economy is improving, short-circuiting easy criticisms, Obama’s adversaries are reheating all the old tropes and cliches and slanders.


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