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the maine man

Visitors brace themselves from the rotor wash of the Marine One helicopter as President Barack Obama lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House as he travels to Vermont and Maine for campaign fundraising events

President Obama shake hands with Marine Sgt Kristie Ness prior to Ness’ last flight mission on Marine One

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216 Responses to “the maine man”


  1. 1 proudofobama
    March 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

    My fiiiine President!

  2. March 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    First! :D Good morning all :)

  3. 11 proudofobama
    March 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    OK, I’m first, Chipsticks. Where’s my treat?

  4. 12 criquet
    March 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Hello am I//

  5. 13 criquet
    March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Yes , I am in.
    I was having some trouble posting but it seems to be sorted out.
    Morning everyone.

    • March 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Oh no criquet, was it the signing-in problem again?

      • 15 criquet
        March 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

        I don’t know (I’m not a techie person) but whenever I tried to post it would say posting and never show up.
        That happened for a few days .
        Seems to be fixed now , fingers crossed.

        Thanks for asking Chips and I must say that we are really glad you are back and in full swing.
        The place is not the same without you.

        • March 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

          Oh criquet, I’m certain you’re more of a techie person than me – I never have a clue what advice to offer when these annoying things happen. I had a few problems posting stuff yesterday, the glitches returned, so hopefully it’s fixed today – she says nervously. Thanks for keeping trying criquet, you have endless patience.

  6. 17 collegekay
    March 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This guy is just too handsome.

    • 19 HZ
      March 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Hi collegekay. I gave something, but it may not be much being that I am on a tight fixed income, but it is from the closet of my love chamber of my heart, and that I do mean “loving giving.” I give monthly, but I want to help where ,and when I can less organic soy drink this month. I hope you get that call.(((((((((Mr. President’s Call)))))))))HZ

  7. 21 vcprezofan2
    March 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

    A very Good Morning, Everyone! :)

  8. 39 Pamela
    March 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Bye bye beautiful TOD butterflies… Will peek in when I can…. I am thinking my favorite photograph EVER, in my life, including pics of my precious daughter (but please don’t tell her) is the photo last week of PBO standing at the entry to AF1, waving to us against the backdrop of that dusky sky…. This photo has me totally hypnotized…. Do you think I’ll be okay? :)

  9. 57 Ladyhawke
    March 30, 2012 at 11:18 am

    MITT ROMNEY’S “SEVERELY” LACKING FOREIGN POLICY CHOPS CHALLENGED

    Pushing Back

    President Barack Obama’s advisors fire back at Mitt Romney.

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

    We are prepared to engage your advisors on these and other issues. While they were criticizing the president, they have failed to answer the following basic questions about your national security proposals:
    .
    .
    • Why have you not outlined any policies to achieve U.S. objectives and end the war in Afghanistan? How would you change the president’s plan, which has the full support of NATO and our closest allies, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Australia?

    • What did you mean when you said, “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” referring to Osama bin Laden? Given the clear successes of President Obama’s counterterrorism policies, why and how would you change the current approach to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda?

    • Why did you call Russia “without question our number one geopolitical foe,” especially when strategic cooperation with Russia is essential for countering the Iranian nuclear threat? What do you think is gained by casting Russia in this role? Do you believe there are other entities that pose greater challenges to American economic and strategic interests in the 21st century?

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

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/28/an_open_letter_to_mitt_romney_explain_your_national_security_ideas?page=0,0

    Note: I am re-posting this item from last night’s thread because everyone needs to see this.

    • 58 bjw2
      March 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Two words …..OH SNAP !!!!!

    • 59 vcprezofan2
      March 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Felt like trying to tweak a tail. Of course, they might be dumb enough not to have read the actual rebuttal.

    • 60 miss pat
      March 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      I missed this one. Maybe someone should read it to the idiot. I don’t think he can read that well. Putting his foot in his mouth every chance he gets; telling stories about his father moving jobs. This man has never been fired or laid off, never been hungry or poor. I will vote for the man whose mother had to go on food stamps while she was trying to get herself an education. Been there, done that, so I know.

      • 61 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        Maybe someone should read it to the idiot

        That’s why I sent it via two of his sons. Maybe, just maybe, one of them will read it and try to discuss it with Mitt and/or his advisors. ;)

  10. 62 politicaljunkessa
    March 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Even the baby in blue is like “Heyyyyy, Mr. President!” :lol: Love the little girl in polka dots, too — too cute!

  11. 63 Ladyhawke
    March 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

    RETIRED MILITARY SCATHING CRITIQUES OF GOP FOREIGN POLICY

    The 2012 Election and National Security

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

    Ret. General Wesley Clark, Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Ret. Major General Paul Eaton talk about the 2012 Election and National Security at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 21, 2011

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

    (33 Minutes)

  12. March 30, 2012 at 11:28 am

  13. March 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Let’s keep collegekay going to get that phone call. I sid on an earlier thread that I am going to make a couple more donations tonight. Then I am going to treat it as a eBay auction. Tomorrow night, at about 10:30 CDT I will check in and see the status and start pumping in extra donatiosn as needed right up to 11 CDT. I am assuming when they say midnight, they mean EDT.

    And then I know Collegekay will be so grateful she will plead with PBO to give us all phone calls.

    • 75 collegekay
      March 30, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Thank you sooo much japa. If I win I will tell him over and over about TOD and the wonderful safe haven Chips has provided for us.

  14. March 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Governor Lepage better be nice!

  15. 83 collegekay
    March 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

    PBO will rake in about 2 mill on this fundraising swing. The guy’s a money machine.

  16. March 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Currently, the SC is holding a Secret vote on the fate of the HC law!
    I bet it gets leaked?

    • 87 hopefruit2
      March 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

      I’m sure the WH already knew the outcome – even before the arguments began. Do they seem concerned to you?

      • March 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

        I wish I was half as optimistic as you are, TBH. This court is so corrupted, it’s downright depressing.

        • 91 hopefruit2
          March 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

          We are thinking in terms of whether or not the court votes against the ACA so from our vantage point, if they vote against it, it means disaster for the American people as well as for PBO.

          I suspect the WH has a completely different interpretation of what happens either way, which explains why PBO fast tracked this now and not later, and why they don’t seemed particularly bothered one way or the other. Remember, PBO is a constitutional scholar – a brilliant one at that, and probably has a more profound understanding of these scenarios better than the typical TV “legal analyst.”

          • March 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

            Hell, I am sure his understanding is better than 5 of those justices on the SC. I wonder if someitme in the future we will be talking about a SC headed by Chief Justice Barack Obama.

            • 93 hopefruit2
              March 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

              I would love that, but he may not want the job because he is too physically and mentally active. Also, can a former Prez serve as Supreme Ct. Justice?

            • 96 Pamela
              March 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

              We think alike on this, japa.. If we want the Constitution interpreted correctly, PBO is the one I would trust!

          • March 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

            The only upside I can see is if they’ll use it to run on Medicare for all. This would actually be brilliant.

          • 98 Pamela
            March 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

            And with a BA in Political Science, he learned how to outthink them years ago. Most of them buffoons who do not have the grace to see the big picture.

          • 101 vcprezofan2
            March 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

            ‘PBO is a constitutional scholar – a brilliant one at that, and probably has a more profound understanding of these scenarios’

            Reading that just now triggered the thought – I wonder if that’s precisely why he chose that area of study – to master the Constitution in such a way that he could use it effectively. I doubt there would be too many other politicians, certainly not Republicans, who would have studied its nuances or its potential . I mean, they very often reveal their ignorance when they open their mouths, and I say this as someone who has never read the Constitution.

          • 102 miss pat
            March 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

            hopeferuit, you took the words out of my head and wrote them down for me. We have to have faith in a constitutional scholar. He knows what he is doing, that is why he had the case brought to the justices before the election.
            One way or the other, whatever they rule doesn’t matter. The man has plans. And those plans are going to work out for the greater good. Thank you hopefruit for your faith.

  17. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    March 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Wow! Look at those faces of JOY as PBO leaves the WH. Now Contrast what you see in those pictures with this: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  18. March 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

  19. 116 Asher in Boston
    March 30, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I soo love my President. GM Toders. Collegekay, Just made a couple of donations. Wish you luck.

  20. 117 amk for obama
    March 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Great fotos. That pete guy is a genius.

  21. 118 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Will the Sheraton Hotel fundraiser be livestreamed as well? If not that’s fine. I will wait to see the U of Vermont speech then.

  22. 119 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Well, Santorum did it … and he instantly realized and tried to swallow the n-word and keep going but … he failed …

    We all know that they are vile racists … so no surprise, but he’s never going to escape this one …

    #PRESSON

    • 120 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Sure hope someone cached it because he definitely spoke it …

      #PRESSON

      • 121 miss pat
        March 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        Somebody somewhere caught it, trust me. It’s going viral soon.

        • March 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

          It’s all over YouTube Miss Pat, eg:

          Even though I’m pretty certain Santorum would be the kind of guy to use the N word freely, I’m not convinced he was about to use it here. Although, I have no clue what other N word he was about to use.

          • 123 miss pat
            March 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

            Thanks Chips. If he wasn’t going to use the N word then don’t hesitate. Let it rip. The tongue was faster than his brain. Now watch him lie and say he didn’t say it.

            • 124 Pamela
              March 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

              The only other word that comes to mind is “negotiator” which would be completely out of context…. I never waste my data listening to this imbecile, he is little more than a female version of the wordsmith from Wasilla (thank you Dick Cavett)!

  23. 125 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Wolf Blitzer tells us just how dedicated to his job he is.

  24. 131 itgurl_29
    March 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Well, we knew it was coming. You can’t hide this kind of hate for long.

    Rick Santorum calls President Obama a ni*ger:

    • 132 utaustinliberal
      March 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      If this clip wasn’t manipulated, then OMG.

    • 133 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you itgurl!!! Note my comment above – had hoped someone captured it. And, it certainly does not appear to be a hack – the way he catches himself and tries to pivot is just as obvious as the n-word …

      #PRESSON

    • March 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      It’s clear he meant to say something else, but I think it’s a stretch to “N—“. We can’t be jumping over a stumble that is not clearer than this. We would hate it if Repubs would do that and it just gives them more fodder for “you’re always crying race”. There is plenty of stuff that they do that we can call foul on. Let’s keep our powder dry. I wouldn’t say ignore it if there were of it to here, it’s just really hard to tell.

      • 135 4morefor44
        March 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        kind of agree with you, maryl1. plus, insanetorum is sinking fast and we’ll barely remember his name in a few months, so at this point he’s a distraction from taking on r-money and senate/rep republican candidates in general.

        • 136 4morefor44
          March 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

          i just watched it again, and maybe need to change my mind. it’s such a huge stumble and reaction from him, and his following words are completely unrelated to the sentence leading up to the big gaffe. it looks like he was really flustered that he almost let that word slip out. of course maybe, like his “blah people” claim, he’s just a big fan of pakistani soap operas, and simply had this one on his mind…

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigah

          and even if he’s irrelevant now, it would be worth tying him and this gaffe to republicans in general since republican voters all over the country are choosing this guy for their #2!

  25. 137 carolyn
    March 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I just listened to that clip of Santorum….yes, he did it. Now we all know how he talks when cameras aren’t on him, and how he talks in private.

  26. 138 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Obama’s fault!

  27. 139 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

  28. 140 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    HEH!

  29. 141 lovingandlaughing
    March 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    College Kay, I just donated a wee little bit again through your fundraiser! With TOD backing you are sure to win!

  30. 143 Ladyhawke
    March 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    VIDEO: SENATE FILIBUSTER KILLS BID TO END OIL SUBSIDIES

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/46900059#46900059

  31. 144 lovingandlaughing
    March 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I just had an idea. The Obama campaign should set it up so that a donation can be made in honor of someone who will benefit from Obamacare. I thought of this regarding my 5 year old niece who has juvenile diabetes. She will benefit from insurance companies not being able to deny her coverage for her pre-existing condition. It would be nice to have a link set up that mentions a donation was in made in honor of someone you love who needs Obamacare.

    • March 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      That is an absolutely fantastic idea.

      • 146 lovingandlaughing
        March 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

        thanks japa. i just sent the idea to a general question/comment message place at OFA, but please feel free to pass the idea on if you happen to have a better connection!

    • March 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      I love that lovingandlaughing, would you pass on the idea to OFA? It’s brilliant.

      • 157 lovingandlaughing
        March 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        Chips, iIsent a note to OFA so hopefully they will see it. A few minutes ago i was thinking that if SCOTUS does happen to overturn obamacare in June then I think voter turnout will be overwhelmingly HUGE next Nov to re-elect the President. There will be so many people who will then realize what is at stake in this election when they see their hopes of affordable healthcare taken away from them or their loved ones. There will be outrage!

        • March 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

          That’s terrific, lovingandlaughing. I think it was Meta who tweeted Jim Messina about turning ‘Let’s Stay Together’ in to a ringtone – and it happened. It might be worth trying to tweet him too about this, although I know it’s hard to fit it all in to so few words.

          I absolutely agree about the ACA, as someone wrote the other day, the GOP should be careful what they wish for. If the Supreme Court throws it out – or, at least the individual mandate – people will suddenly realize what they’ve lost. Good luck to the GOP in November if that happens.

  32. March 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    President Barack Obama shake hands with Marine Sgt, Kristie Ness before boarding Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, March, 30, 2012, prior to Ness’ last flight mission on Marine One.

    • March 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      You know, I just cannot picture GWB or just about any of the past several Republican President’s taking the time out to do that special bit of recognition without making a big deal out of it. With this man, as mentioned in regard to the “dinner with Barack and Michelle” video, everything he does is just damn natural and sincere and done in a personal way that, even if done in some degree of a public settign, still comes across as a private moment. Sgt Ness will remember this moment for the rest of her life.

  33. 161 edwina3
    March 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Joe Scarborough is outraged and heart-sick that the right is trashing Trayvon. Know hope, people.

    http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/flash/pl55.swf

  34. 166 Ladyhawke
    March 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Obamacare Is On Trial. So Is the Supreme Court.

    By Jonathan Chait

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

    Before this week, the well-being of tens of millions of Americans was at stake in the lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act.

    Now something else is at stake, too: The legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

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

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-cohn/102204/supreme-court-roberts-kennedy-health-mandate-legitimacy

  35. 167 sherijr
    March 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Have you all seen this attack ad by Rove on POTUS’ open mic moment w/ Medvedev.. maybe its already been posted, but just in case: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rove-linked-group-paints-obama-double-agent-russia-142856121.html I did send it to Attack Watch also

    • 168 Ladyhawke
      March 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Conservatives still hot over hot-mic story

      By Steve Benen

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

      I still don’t see what all the fuss is about. Obama, in Seoul for a nuclear security summit, told Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he’s willing to work on missile defense, but the U.S. will need “space” and “flexibility” outside of an election season. Obama was quietly confirming what we already knew — political environments sometimes restrict foreign policy talks.

      So what is it, exactly, Republicans are worked up about? The gist of the argument seems to be that Obama will effectively scuttle Western missile-defense policy once freed from re-election concerns. Fred Kaplan makes a compelling case that the accusations are “totally out of whack with reality.”
      .
      .
      Kaplan’s piece goes further, and explains what’s likely if Obama gets a second term, but the bottom line remains the same: the hyperventilating in some corners over this is misplaced. I can appreciate why hot-mic stories have an inherent appeal, but the apoplexy is getting a little silly.

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

      http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/30/10940658-conservatives-still-hot-over-hot-mic-story

    • 170 Linda
      March 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Rove’s gas prices ads bombed….so will this.

      • March 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

        Yes its all pretty silly.. the message of it seems to be that “Vladimir” and “Obama” will become a duo.. and we’ll alllllll be Russians ;) .. or maybe they’ll allllll be Americans. Pretty effing stupid.

        • 172 Debz
          March 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

          How many decades has it been since anyone heard the word “Russia” and thought “enemy?” The GOP is living in the past, maybe someone should tell them the cold war is over.

  36. 173 Linda
    March 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Judge Tosses Out Proposed Missouri Voter ID Constitutional Amendment |

    A judge in Missouri vacated the language of a proposed ballot measure backed by Republicans that would amend the state constitution to require voters to present ID. Cole County Circuit Court judge Judge Pat Joyce wrote that the proposed description that would appear on the ballot was “insufficient and unfair.”

    Joyce’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Eastern Missouri and a resident. The General Assembly will now have a chance to revise the language. “We are pleased that the court sent a strong statement that respects the voters of Missouri,” the Fair Elections Legal Network, a voting rights group, said in a statement. “Missourians deserve to know what they are being asked to vote on, particularly when a fundamental right, like the right to vote, is at stake.”

  37. 174 Dakota
    March 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Hey TOD Family!!! Just now able to check in today and I must agree that our Prez is looking mighty fine in those photos (Thank you Chips darlin’!) And it’s very nice to see that fine helicopter pilot again!

  38. 184 57andfemale
    March 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    This is such common sense. Excuse the link, but when someone writes something as intelligent as this, they deserve credit.

    This is an excellent piece to use with on-the-fence indies and even your somewhat sane Republican brother-in-law who might just be persuadable:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/30/1079199/-A-Psychiatrist-s-Humble-Defense-of-Obamacare-

  39. 186 57andfemale
    March 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Twitter. I wanted to tell you something that would adequately express how much I love you but you didn’t give me enough spac— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 30, 2012

    • 187 57andfemale
      March 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Damn. Wrong tweet. I thought I knew how to do this. back to the drawing board

    • 188 vcprezofan2
      March 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Didn’t know it was Twitter’s special day. Is this one year or two? I know I resisted it for a long time so I guess it’s more than one.

  40. 189 57andfemale
    March 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Let’s try this again:

  41. March 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Oh so classy:

    The Republican governor of Maine won’t be on hand to greet President Obama upon his arrival in Portland later this afternoon. A spokeswoman for Gov. Paul LePage — who has a reputation as a conservative firebrand — tells POLITICO that the governor won’t be in Portland today. During his 2010 campaign for governor, LePage said that his message for President Obama would be, “go to hell.”

  42. 198 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    This deserves a few RTs :)

    #PRESSON

  43. 201 carolyn
    March 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Seems I remember that LePage was elected with less than 30% of the vote, because of other candidates…..he is truly a minority governor! I believe he could enhance his standing with voters if he met the President. These governors are shooting themselves in the foot. Mary Fallin, our lame gov in Oklahoma, got no applause for her behavior when the President came. She received only disapproval. Stay classy govs!!

  44. 202 donna dem 4 obama
    March 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Okay I just listened to that full video of Santorum giving that speech yesterday in Wisconisn where it sounds like he starts to say a racial slur about President Obama.

    Well, here is tha actual long version of the speech. Start it around 34:00 minute section of the video. This one I don’t believe has been doctored in anyway so you decide but it sure sounds like he was going “there”. He even pivots his tone in his speech because he catches himself. I am totally disgusted!

    • 203 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Yes, Donna. Did the same. It was not the almost completely uttered ‘nigg ..’ it was the way he instantly caught what was coming out of his mouth and pivoted that both signaled it was not a ‘hacked’ audio file and that he knew he nearly blew it. Well, he did blow it. When folk do stuff like that, it no longer matters what they tell you they think, they’ve already revealed what they really think and the rest is bunk.

      #PRESSON

    • 204 Bobfr
      March 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Donna, it wasn’t that he almost completed the ‘nigg ..’ it was the instantaneous pivot that informs that he knew how close he came. In that instant, he told everyone just what he really thinks and no amount of spin ever washes that stain from the fabric of human discourse.

      The only way to redeem oneself from that type of ‘slip’ is to step forward and either say – ‘Yes, I said it and meant it’ which as offensive as whatever the statement was at least the person had the courage to stick with it. The other is to say ‘Yes, I said it. It’s the way I am and I’m doing everything I can to change. Please give me an opportunity to do so.’

      We know Pope Surge I is never going to do either. We also know exactly how he refers to the President of the United States and all people of color whenever he doesn’t think it’s being recorded or being heard by someone who’d not agree with him.

      #PRESSON

    • 205 Bobfr
      March 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Sorry for the double post. When I submitted the first one it didn’t appear. So, I re-wrote it (and expanded it a bit) :)

      Yes We Can … DO More Together!

    • 206 anniebella
      March 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Ron Paul said Santorum was a phony, I say he is a lying racists too. Remember he didn’t say black, he said something like blah. Phont lying racists.

      • March 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        yes., he mentions race more than once, at least twice in this speech- he seems VERY consumed with race.. and each time he then points at POTUS as dividing us.. I am of the mind that for Santorum- having a black President really is the sole dividing force- it is something I honestly feel this guy cannot get his head around- he’s not just playing a racist on teevee (: for his ‘followers’… he believes in his innate superiority due to that white skin. When he finally gets out of the race- we need to keep an eye on where he goes next.. FOX? Radio? State politics again? Some evil pac/think tank? Whatever, but he’s not going away.

    • March 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      thanks for posting the whole thing donna. I just listened- for anyone else who doesn’t want to hear all the other folks prior to Santorum.. at about 33:00 he talks about “Barack Obama dividing us” (yeah irony), and at about 34:15 someone yells “we’ll take care of him (it?)” and then at 34:15 is where he dang near says that word.. and I’m not all that certain that it wasn’t intentional. I listened to the whole first part of this speech- up to the N word part.. and frankly this is a person who appears to be very aware of the ‘words’ he chooses. He’s a manipulative SOB – such as when he ‘quotes’ POTUS by stating that Barack Obama READ (not spoke) a speech… and the audience responds.. he knows what he’s saying/doing here… and evidently so does the audience, as someone sure did want us ALL to hear this for ourselves.

      I cannot express my feelings about this person, every comment that I want to use is pretty vile.

    • 210 0388jojothecat
      March 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      This guy is sick sum and I am so glad he will be done after August. I hope to never hear his voice again, maybe he will be in such deep debt that he and his wife will need “Obamacare” for their child and they both will have to grovel in public.

    • 211 amk for obama
      March 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      He is sick rantorum. So he will do such vile things.

  45. 212 hopefruit2
    March 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Of course it wouldn’t be an event if the media couldn’t find a way to drag PBO into it! :)

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/news/2012/03/30/obama-wont-play-mega-millions/?cid=hero_media

    • 213 politicaljunkessa
      March 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Lawdhamercy — he’s on everybody’s mind, all the time. :lol:

      For the first time in my life I bought a lottery ticket for this past Tuesday’s megamillions drawing. Will buy my second tonight. If/when I win, I’m setting up a satellite TOD/OFA/SuperPac office in — where else? — HAWAII, Baby!

      • 214 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        PJ, make sure the office is close to the beach and has a house attached or close by, so that those of us who come to help register voters have a place to sleep. ;) ;)

      • 215 miss pat
        March 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        And Imma gonna retire Chipsticks so she can do this full time. Set her up for life!


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