187 Responses to “‘remember’”


  1. 5 jackiegrumbacher
    April 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Okay, I’m going to third. Bronze?

    • 6 Pamela
      April 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Bronze or Bonzer! Hey, Chips, Bonzer is a good Aussi word you could be using more often! Oh man, I really need to get home! Another hour or so….

  2. 7 anniebella
    April 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Great ad.

  3. 8 Bobfr
    April 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    And, never ever forget …

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

  4. 10 utaustinliberal
    April 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Nice Ad. Short, Sweet, and Straight To The Point. Plus it touts PBO’s accomplishments in terms of energy whereas all Romney would have done is attack, attack, attack with lies and not tell us what his policies are.

  5. 13 sherijr
    April 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I just finished watching “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” It was so good to remember all those different moments to getting where we are now,… I’m so looking forward to doing it again :)

  6. 16 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    WOW…BEEN MISSING ALOT W/ PBO…WILL HAVE TO CATCH UP ON WEDNESDAY…BEEN VERY BUSY WITH MY COMPANY!

  7. 17 collegekay
    April 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Good afternoon everyone. I saw something pretty horrific as I was going to the library earlier. There was a man laying dead on the ground; the police had covered the body with a sheet. I have never seen anything like that before. I just saw on the local news that the person was hit by a garbage truck.

    I’m telling you this to say that life is very short. Tell your family and friends that you love them any chance you get. :(

    • 18 Tally
      April 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      OMG how horrid!

      (((HUGS)))

    • 19 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Oh no..Collegekay sorry that you had to witness this tragedy. Hope you will be okay otherwise.

    • 20 0388jojothecat
      April 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Be careful in your travels too Collegekay. Seeing something like that is so upsetting, such a tragedy for someones love one.

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Good afternoon, CK. I’m using this chance as a friend to send love your way. {{CK}}

    • 22 Dudette
      April 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Oh no, ck! I’m so sorry you happened up such a traumatic sight. Things like that have a way of sticking with you and coming back to you again when you least expect it. Talk to someone about it if you need to and hold on to your friends and loved ones for support.

    • 23 Pamela
      April 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      This morning on the way to work, I saw a woman sitting in the crosswalk, seemed she had been struck by a car somehow, her coffee mug was spilled open and lying in the street. But there were several people out of their cars, helping her, protecting her from traffic, and one person still siting in their car. Did not of course stop to gawk, the heard the fire truck on it’s way. But at least this lady was sitting up and able to communicate….

    • 24 a4alice
      April 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      oh CK. Young to see such a thing, but you are right. Life IS short. Thank you for sharing that and reminding me how important it is. I’m going to stop reading and make my husband a shake and tell him I love him.

    • 25 Arnie
      April 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Reminds me of something I saw when I was in college. I was going for an interview for an internship for a film company located in a Hollywood high rise. When I got to the building, I noticed a cordoned-off area surrounded by police. Apparently, someone tried to commit suicide by flinging himself off the building. I caught a glimpse of the body, covered by a yellow tarp. I’ll never forget that. Sorry you had to see something like that.

      • 26 HZ
        April 3, 2012 at 12:38 am

        CK, (((((((((((((((((((((Wrap yourself in our arms of comforting at this moment.))))))))))))))))))))))) I will pray good thoughts to cover your thoughts.Love you,CK…..HZ

  8. April 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Let’s see if Chuck Todd plays this for free?

    Nahhh! To busy trying to impress his buddies, Henry and Trapper!

    • 28 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      LOL @ “Trapper.” To be fair UpChuck did tweet the link for the ad. It remains to be seen whether he’ll actually air it on his show tomorrow.

  9. April 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    You have to be kidding me? Mow, Massachusetts is debating the Stand your ground Law?
    For passage?

    Wwwwhhhhaaaattt?

  10. April 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    This world is crazy. I just saw that Milwaukee Police Union and Firefighters are endorsing Walker. Say what?

    • 32 dadafromtoronto
      April 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      well, to be honest with you, people all over the world have had time understanding American people. Some of the decision you makes leaves people wondering if your brains function properly.

      • 33 dadafromtoronto
        April 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

        decisions

      • 34 dadafromtoronto
        April 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

        It is not normal for someone to come up to you and say ” hey BTW, your government providing health care for you is wrong”
        and you believing them… it is not normal

        • 35 theo67
          April 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

          Actually, it was an interesting moment in the press conference today when the Mexican President mentioned that his country is about to give free universal health care to all its people, and that the United States should follow their example. It really brings home the fact that the US is the last developed country to provide health care to its people, and that developing countries are overtaking the United States. It also highlights the fact that, while the right wingers talk about “American Exceptionalism”, they are actually working hard to roll this country’s progress back 100 years and turn it into an impoverished nation – economically, intellectually and morally. Very sad.

    • 37 57andfemale
      April 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      The “Ive got mine and eff the rest of you” syndrome.

  11. April 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Did anyone have a chance to see Palin on Today? Was that for real or an April Fool’s joke. My job is really getting in the way of keeping up with everything.

    • 39 0388jojothecat
      April 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      I think she’s on tomorrow morning.

    • 40 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      I don’t need to see her. She’ll be shoved down or throats enough by the media after tomorrow. Ugh.

    • 41 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      ‘My job is really getting in the way of keeping up’

      Isn’t that the most aggravating thing, J4O? ;) ;) Not to worry this time; when you miss Alaska Barbie you don’t really miss anything.

      • 42 Dudette
        April 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Amen to that vc!

        Jackie-honey, you stay focused on that job. We need you gainfully employed. :-)

        There’s always something going on, but the cool thing about the internet (and TOD especially is), once it’s here, you can always come check it out when time permits. Thank goodness we have Chips to keep us in the know.

    • 43 nospin
      April 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      my hope is no one will watch. I hope she gets 0 ratings.

  12. 44 nintendowii10
    April 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    President Obama said the Supreme Court won’t strike down the ACA, and the trolls on HuffyFluffy are losing their minds!

    • 45 Dudette
      April 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Good! Let ‘em roll around in their own bile. I’m with the President, no matter what.

    • 46 Arnie
      April 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Are the trolls upset because they believe that the Court won’t strike down the ACA (“Kill the Bill!”), or that they will strike it down? (I don’t want to go to Huff n’ Puff!)

  13. 47 0388jojothecat
    April 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Speaking of another tragedy, more from the SCOTUS activist judges:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/us/justices-approve-strip-searches-for-any-offense.html

    • 49 desertflower
      April 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      The health care law is an invasion of personal liberty and an infringement of some sort, and this cavity search for any and everything is fine? WTF????!!!!!! They disgust me.

      • 50 smilingl8dy
        April 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        Basically if you are taken in for joining a demonstration or OWS, or traffic ticket or, or or This allow police to humiliate anyone they please and there is nothing you can say. Talk about getting their jollies, ugh!

        • 51 desertflower
          April 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

          What ever happened to unreasonable searches and seizures?

          The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and Warrants shall not be issued, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

          Did they not want to read this one?

          • 52 Dudette
            April 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

            Yep, sounds like they can’t be bothered reading anything anymore and precedent be damned.

            • 53 desertflower
              April 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm

              F ing activist judges! Oh, I thought that was only for the LIBERALS! Doesn’t seem so lately, now does it? In fact, I can’t remember that time of liberal judge activism!

              • 54 Dudette
                April 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

                Me neither. Ugh, the disgust I have for these people is boundless.

              • 55 EDP4BHO
                April 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm

                If you’re anything like me, we can hope that something “occurs” so that one or two of these freedom stealers will have to be replaced. I am passionate about justice, can you tell? :-D

    • 56 theo67
      April 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Freedom!!

    • 59 vcprezofan2
      April 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Truthfully, I have to confess that I do not understand the reason for this.

      • 60 desertflower
        April 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Reason for what? That flag? I’m pretty sure it has something to do with being included as people….part of the fighting forces in Afghanistan…and that they no long have to hide who they are. A prideful thing.

        • 61 vcprezofan2
          April 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

          I’d feel better if they are just included, as the new law allows, without the ‘fanfare’. After all there are no flags for heterosexuals, or hispanics, or blacks, or….. or are there? I’m all for a seamless phase in,. IMO the very presence of a special flag defeats the purpose for which they fought because it sets them apart AGAIN . Assuming that other groups do not have flags flying at US military bases, of course.

      • 62 Lorraine
        April 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        Me either.

    • 63 elo4obama/biden
      April 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      What a wonderful gesture.

  14. 64 auni
    April 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Collegekay–I have had the experience of seeing someone pass me on the highway and seeing them killed in accidents ahead a short time later. Three times this has happened–you can bet I’m a careful driver. Life can end in a split second–God bless that person you saw, hope they had their ducks in a row.

  15. 68 proudofobama
    April 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Hey TOD family. Just popping in to say hi. Congrats, collegekay! So happy for you. You are going to get to hear that wonderful, sexy voice of our President’s in a personal conversation.

    I swear that one line “I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message,” sends me swooning.

    I’ve been laughing all day at the media freakout at the USA Today poll that confirms what every other poll has already said: women hate Mitt and love our President. The media trying to blame it on the long primary. No, it’s Mitt. And then they’re trying to trot out Ann Romney as some secret weapon. She is no more relatable than her husband. Comes across as entitled and snobby.

    • 69 theo67
      April 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      This nonsense of them trying to pass Ann Romney as some hero is ridiculous. Apart from the dog story in which she was totally complicit, the facts laid out in that Bloomberg article showed how she objected to the women asking for additional respect and responsibilities in the church, and she was angered by the request. And then to top the whole thing off (although this is more of a personal thing for me, since she’s an active member of the church and is entitled to her beliefs), she allowed the Mormon church to baptize her atheist father after his death, knowing he would have wholeheartedly objected to such a thing. Her judgement is completely questionable, in my opinion. I’m not a fool, and you’d have to be a fool to believe that she’s worthy of all the praise that’s being heaped on her. She has the same values as her husband – even worse, since at least he listened to the women who made their requests from their church.

      • 70 proudofobama
        April 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        Exactly, theo. And she seems to have no problem with her husband supporting the Blunt amendment and the Ryan budget which would hurt women, seniors and the poor.

      • 71 vcprezofan2
        April 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

        Theo, I read about 2/3 of that article and I was struck by the idea that they all seemed to be implying that they didn’t feel Willard capable of roaming free under his own recognizance, ie. without his safety net wife. Didn’t they say more than once that he misses her, or that she needs to be near, whatever? I was also struck by the idea that the writer was trying really hard to compare the Romney relationship to the Obama relationship. It’s like they took the Obama template for success and were trying to lay the Romney relationship over it in hopes of the same end results. More fool they if they don’t realize yet that instead of imitating they need to be themselves and then share who they are with the American people. Oops! I forgot that the Romneys HAVE BEEN REVEALING who they are ever since the primary campaign started.

        • 72 theo67
          April 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

          Well said – yes, they are trying to copy the Obama marriage. It won’t work.

          I misspoke in my earlier comment – the article I was referring to was the Vanity Fair article about Romney that came out a while ago. That’s the one that was talking about the women in the church requesting more responsibilities and rights.

        • 73 jacquelineoboomer
          April 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

          Yes, and nobody’s buying “who they are” !

        • April 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

          Yes, it left the impression of a Mitt Romney unable to cope without Ann after a couple of days without flying off the handle. Doesn’t sound like a quality you’d want in a president. Ann – Romney’s Midol. If they think that is what the Obama marriage is about they utterly fail.

        • 77 hopefruit2
          April 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

          // “I was also struck by the idea that the writer was trying really hard to compare the Romney relationship to the Obama relationship. It’s like they took the Obama template for success and were trying to lay the Romney relationship over it in hopes of the same end results.” //

          vcprez that’s exactly what the Romney campaign is: A copy-cat campaign. And they’re trying to be everything that President Obama and FLOTUS are.

          • 78 vcprezofan2
            April 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

            They need an honest campaign staffer to tell them it isn’t working and it will never work because they are not the Obamas. Actually as I wrote that I suddenly remembered that Alaska Barbie also initially thought she was a substitute to break the glass ceiling Hillary C hadn’t. So, it seems like a common Repub assumption that you can copy or change in one person for another and the voters won’t know any better. So lacking in perception!

            • 79 EricFive
              April 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

              Very true. Remember after President Obama’s election, the GOP started touting Bobby Jindal as the second coming. They figured that the “people” wanted a young looking brown skinned guy so they trotted out Jindal.

          • 81 yardarm756
            April 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

            It ain’t gonna work. Better results can be had by eating sawdust and crapping out 2×4′s.

        • 83 yardarm756
          April 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

          He’s perfect for Grover Nordquist.

      • 86 jackiegrumbacher
        April 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        Allowing her father to be baptized when it was against everything he stood for has bothered me for a long time about this woman. I cannot conceive of that level of disrespect to a dead parent. I’m sure that rich Republican women, who are not businesswomen, will identify with Ann Romney since she looks exactly like an entitled country club type. Wonder what portion of the general population belongs to country clubs?

    • April 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      I really don’t get that either? Shouldn’t the candidate be the rockstar, not his wife. I mean, yes a candidates spouse can be an asset to the campaign and would generate excitement about what he or she would be and do in the role of a President’s spouse. But, really when it comes to the final decision in the voting booth, I highly doubt any lingering questions would be, “Which of the candidates wives would make a better First Lady of the United States?”

      Look, I have nothing against Ann Romney. Yes, she’s a woman born or privilege and entered a marriage of privilege, and I absolutely disagree with her and her husband on a multitude of issues, but that’s not a crime in America. However, I don’t think that people will all of a sudden jettison over to support Mitt Romney just because Ann Romney is there speaking before him. People vote for the candidate, not the wife and Mitt Romney’s positions on women’s issues show that many women won’t be going for him come November 6th. Putting Ann out there to be the “clean up woman” won’t be able to erase the support of those issues.

      • 88 jackiegrumbacher
        April 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

        ASF, I agree with you that people vote for the candidate, not the wife. Everyone who met Maureen McGovern said she was the nicest person you could ever meet and it didn’t help her husband one bit. A candidate’s wife is an asset, but in no way, shape or form, a deciding factor. People tried to demonize Michelle Obama in every way possible, but her shining personality shone in every public encounter and she won over every crowd she encountered. But I went to my polling place to vote for Barack Obama, not Michelle.

      • April 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

        The Romney’s are not real, they only follow their script. The President has a A game and Romney can’t copy it no matter how hard he tries. They people do not see us. They only see their wants.
        The President sees us.

    • 90 EDP4BHO
      April 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      ” and I approve this message,”

      It makes me want to puke as it began with Shrub and his thug minions. When PBO first began to run, he would say “I approve this message because…………….”. He would indicate why he approved, authenticating his stances. Now, I can understand his shortened “Schrub” version……he gives enough speeches, maybe needs to save time and energy. But, I detest that phrase like I do “under the bus”. I’m not a fan of redundancy. Oh, just my 2 little cents :-D

  16. 93 nintendowii10
    April 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I believe once ACA is upheld, the right wing will try and take ALL the credit for it, by saying Etch a Sketch came up with it first. Already their freakout on HuffyFluffy is pathetic… the same old attacks back in 2009 when they thought they had the upper hand, then we saw how that panned out.

    • 94 theo67
      April 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      When they try that, then we can trot out all the experts who say that Etch a Sketch did not include any cost cutting measures in his bill, and Gov Deval Patrick had to implement those with great difficulty. Also, we can point out that Etch a Sketch’s version pays for abortion. It’s a losing battle for Mitt from beginning to end. He claims that President Obama should have come to him for advice about implementing health care, although President Obama had access to Gov Patrick – who actually improved the bill.

  17. 95 Sara
    April 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Looks like we need to remind the sponsors of Rush that we still care:

    “Remember all the outrage, the advertiser exodus, the calls for Rush Limbaugh to be permanently taken off the air after he called birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a slut? Well, one month on, all that appears to be in the past. In the past two weeks, just one additional sponsor (Kohler) has ditched Limbaugh, and it turns out many of the more than 100 advertisers who left earlier in the controversy were either not regular sponsors or only aired ads in regional or local markets. Others are trickling back, the Washington Post notes.

    “Contrary to the wishful thinking of the professional special interest groups, reports of sponsors fleeing the Rush Limbaugh Show are grossly exaggerated. In fact, the program retains virtually all its long-term sponsors,” says a spokesperson for Limbaugh’s syndicator. In addition, though two small stations dropped Limbaugh early on, no others have made the same move; nor has Limbaugh been booted from his time slot in favor of Mike Huckabee’s new program. And of course, Clear Channel’s CEO recently hailed Limbaugh as the “king of radio.” Even so, liberal groups aren’t giving up, and say they intend to keep pressure on Limbaugh.”

    • 96 EDP4BHO
      April 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Sponsors will not listen unless and until there is a sustained economic boycott of their products. Action still speaks louder than words. Also, think of all the money one would save.

  18. 97 Dudette
    April 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Well , is the Etch-A-Sketch genius still speaking for Myth Romney? That didn’t take long at all:

    Romney Camp Responds To New Obama Ad
    Mitt Romney’s spokesperson, Andrea Saul, has responded to the Obama campaign’s latest ad:

    “It’s no surprise President Obama is spending his soon-to-be $1 billion war chest to attack Mitt Romney and deflect blame for his failure to control” gas prices. His own Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, said in 2008 that we have to find a way to get the price of gas up to the level in Europe. It looks like he’s succeeding, and, unfortunately, the American people are worse off for it.”

    ———-
    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-camp-responds-to-new-obama-ad

    • April 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Soon to be billion dollars? They’re still using that silly meme? More GOP new math.

    • April 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      There’s about a dozens kinds of wrong in that idiotic statement. What an embarrassment his entire campaign is. It’s actually worse than McCain, which was a total disaster.

    • 100 Ladyhawke
      April 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      THIS CRAP HAS BEEN TOTALLY DEBUNKED

      But as I like to say, the thread that runs through all Mitt Romney, Republican Party, right wing radio and Fox political discourse is LYING AND DISTORTING THE FACTS. They continue to lie even when their lies have been exposed as lies. They are morally bankrupt.

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

      Chu’s ‘European Level’ Comment

      Gingrich repeatedly has cited Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s 2008 comment on gasoline taxes as evidence that Obama’s policies are to blame for high gasoline prices. In one such recent instance, Gingrich was asked by Charlie Rose of CBS’ “This Morning” whether he believes Obama wanted higher gasoline prices.

      Gingrich, March 20: Of course… you know that. He has said it himself. Chu, his secretary of energy, said in 2008 he wanted gasoline prices in America to get to the European level, which is $9 or $10 a gallon.

      Did Chu really say that? Yes, but he said it before he became energy secretary and before Obama won the 2008 presidential election. Shortly after becoming energy secretary, Chu said it would be “completely unwise to want to increase the price of gasoline.”

      Gingrich is referring to comments Chu made to the Wall Street Journal in September 2008. In a Dec. 12, 2008, article, the Wall Street Journal said Chu “has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work.” The story noted the interview with Chu took place in September 2008, when Chu was in charge of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

      Chu, September 2008: Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.

      Note that the context in the story was a discussion of gasoline taxes. The story immediately went on to note that Obama “has dismissed the idea of boosting the federal gasoline tax, a move energy experts say could be the single most effective step to promote alternative energies and temper demand. Mr. Obama said Sunday that a heightened gasoline tax would be a ‘mistake’ because it would put ‘additional burdens on American families right now.’ ”

      In April 2009, as secretary of energy, Chu was asked about his 2008 interview with the Wall Street Journal at a congressional hearing on Earth Day. He told Congress he rejected the idea of raising taxes or taking any steps that would raise the price of gasoline.

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

      http://www.factcheck.org/2012/03/obama-wanted-higher-gasoline-prices/

    • 102 Liberal Librarian
      April 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      Oh, that’s from last year. They’ve moved on to better and shinier insults.

      And Brent Bozell looks like he should be on a sex offenders’ watch list. I’m just saying.

      • 103 relellit
        April 3, 2012 at 5:29 am

        Brent Bozell has always reminded me of a clown. It is something about that last name. It’s so close to BOZO. Besides, that he looks and acts like a clown to me when he tries to amuse Hannity.

    • 104 lamh35
      April 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      That article is from Dec 23, 2011.

    • 105 Dudette
      April 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks! I guess I got caught up in the rage and didn’t notice the date.

  19. 106 desertflower
    April 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    HAPPY DAMN DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.kpho.com/story/17315519/complaint-filed-against-az-attorney-general

    What an ass this guy is! He used to be the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state….now that job is in the incompetent hands of John Huppenthal…they idiot that wants to get rid of ethnic studies in this state because we certainly can’t have those Mexicans thinking they have contributed anything GOOD to our state! I hope this POS goes down in flames!

  20. 107 Ladyhawke
    April 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    LOOK WHO’S CONCERNED ABOUT DISTORTIONS

    Mitt Romney is the Jon Lovitz presidential candidate. His pathological lying and distorting is legend. So I got a kick out of his response to a voters question about the Republican Party agenda. His response was a rambling word salad. But I couldn’t stop laughing when he implied that the Democrats were making distortions about the GOP that needed to be clarified. He implied it was important the truth is heard. The mind reels.

    VIDEO: Romney: ‘Take Our Message to the Women of America’

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

    “This president can’t run on his record,” Romney explained. “So, he’s going to try to divert to some other kind of attack and try and have people disqualify our nominee — which will probably be me — instead of talking about where we’ve been and where we’re going as a nation.”

    “And I wish Ann were here, my wife were here, for a lot of reasons, I wish she were here. But I wish she were here to answer that question in particular. She says that she’s going across the country and talking with women, and what they’re talking about is the debt that we’re leaving the next generation and the failure of this economy to put people back to work,” he continued. “And the, my goodness, what the president has done, with regards to this issue on health care, he came in and said, look, under Obamacare, we’re going to tell the Catholic church that it has to violate its religious conscience and provide insurance that gives free contraceptives, free sterilization and free morning-after pill to their employees. … And if I am the president of the United States, I will protect our first right, the right of religious freedom.”

    The candidate added: “We have work, we have work to do, to make sure we take our message to the women of America, so they understand how we’re going to get good jobs and we’re going to have a bright economic future for them and for their kids. And make sure that these distortions that the Democrats throw in are clarified and the truth is heard.”

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

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/romney-take-our-message-women-america

    • 108 theo67
      April 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      Even just reading Mitt’s lying words makes me nauseous. He’s vile. He should be ashamed, as a father and a grandfather, to lie so much. Is the presidency really worth his integrity – whatever little he has?

    • 111 anniebella
      April 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Ann Romney is as phony as her rich phony flip flopping lying husband. I look forward to the day when he has to debate President Obama, let’s see him talk his lies to the President’s face.

  21. 112 auni
    April 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Did you notice the VERY positive things both Harper and Calderon had to say about our President. You know they have to be pretty positive at a press conference, but it looked to me that they were really sincere.

    • 113 theo67
      April 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      I thought Harper could have been a little more enthusiastic in his praise – and I’m Canadian! Harper is a Bush-wannabe, and he is desperate for a Republican to get into office down here, so he can push through all the oil deals he can.

      • 114 jacquelineoboomer
        April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        I think the “Bush-wannabe” part was clearly evident in Harper’s remarks today, although he was, at least, trying to be positive and cordial (since he kinda had no other choice).

  22. 115 Dudette
    April 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Today’s geek bait:
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/02/dutch-company-hopes-to-change-the-world-with-first-commercial-flying-car/

    Dutch company hopes to change the world with first commercial ‘flying car’
    ————-
    Sweeeeeet! It’s really more like a small helicopter with retractable blades, but I’d take one.

  23. 116 collegekay
    April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    CNN seems to be trying to prop up mehmney’s wife. she has nothing on FL Michelle.

    • 117 Dudette
      April 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      THIS! THIS! THIS!

    • 118 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      From the same network that tried to sell us Zimmerman’s story as being credible. Ms. Ann and the GOP will come to regret the day they tried to peddle her to the public.

    • April 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      They can prop her up all they want and she can unzip Mitt all day long because the facts remain the same. Mitt Romney’s polices are bad for women. This man talks about the “sanctity of life” but puts out polices that hurts women and their entire families. The Romney campaign won’t be able to put lipstick on that pig.

      Generally I don’t like to insult or attack a politicians spouse but I have to say this about Ann Romney. She does not fool me. Like others said up top, she is just like her husband when it comes to the role of women. I don’t feel any warmth coming from her and frankly she creeps me out. Her and Mitt creep me out because they have led an incredibly sheltered life and don’t understand how other American’s live.

    • 121 anniebella
      April 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      collegekay, Ann Romney is not worthy to shine FLOTUS shoes. Yes I said that. CNN is trying to prop up Mitt and Ann Romney. They don’t want President Obama to blow Romney out.

  24. 122 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    • 123 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Zimmerman’s camp will try to say the broken nose healed by the time he got to the police station, same as the abrasions on the back of his head, methinks.

      • 124 hopefruit2
        April 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

        HAHA I wish I had those Wolverine genes…major wounds heal in 34 minutes!

      • 125 theo67
        April 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        The thing is: if I was about to be kidnapped or killed by a crazed stalker following me outside my parents’ home (especially as a teenager), I would fight for my life. So, even if Trayvon had busted Zimmerman’s head open, he’d have been well within his rights as someone fighting off an attacker – the “stand your ground” laws allow for meeting force with force in order to save your life, and when you’re unarmed and you meet a person with a gun who’s been stalking you – that would meet the criteria, so I’m’ not sure what they think they’ll achieve by drumming up these stories. The more they imply that Trayvon fought with Zimmerman, the more they prove that Trayvon was in fear of this grown man who was stalking him.

        Despite all that supposition, the evidence is showing us that poor Trayvon didn’t attack Zimmerman at all – even in self-defense. The 9-1-1 dispatcher even said something like, “let me know if he does anything else” – although to that point, all Trayvon had done was walk down the street. The whole thing is wrong.

        • 126 jacquelineoboomer
          April 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

          You nailed it. The whole thing is wrong. Dead wrong. And poor Trayvon is no longer with us. I’m not only heartbroken for his parents, I’m heartbroken for all Americans.

  25. April 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Haven’t been able to pay close attention today—-have “companies”—-so I imagine everyone already has had a big guffaw about Ann Romney saying we should unzip Mitt to prove that he’s not stiff—-or “too stiff”, as she put it. Either way——hahahahahahahahahaha! Yep that Ann Romney is going to be DY-No-Mite on the campaign trail!

  26. 129 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    PBO has 13.6 M followers on Twitter, while Mehmney has 405K. No wonder the MSM tries to trot out Ms. Ann to save him. Jon Hunstman’s daughters didn’t help his campaign, what makes them think Ms. Ann will save Willard?

    In PBO’s case, you have a highly synergistic effect of two competent individuals of substance, PBO and FLOTUS. They each contribute something unique to the table. They are not rescuing each other – they are complementing each other!!!

  27. 133 jacquelineoboomer
    April 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    • April 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      I thought that speech was scheduled for Thursday.

      • 135 jacquelineoboomer
        April 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        [Think I lost my original response to you.]

        You may be right about the date – I haven’t been paying much attention today!

      • 136 hopefruit2
        April 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        It is tomorrow:

        • 137 jacquelineoboomer
          April 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

          Oh, lookie, Mark Knoller is totally “in the know” about what President Obama is going to say tomorrow. Usually, Mark only knows how long AF1 will be on the ground, or how many trips the President has taken this year.

    • April 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Oooohhhh! Take him down, take him down!

    • 140 Ladyhawke
      April 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Well, since Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been joined at the tonsils lately, I look forward to hearing President Obama’s thoughts on the Romney-Ryan Budget Plan. This should be good. I will be sure to have a bowl of popcorn handy. And might I add PBO’s timing is impeccable.

      • 141 jacquelineoboomer
        April 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        As always, his timing is impeccable! Good idea about the popcorn – let me go check my supply …

        • April 3, 2012 at 1:05 am

          Jacquelineoboomer, we all need to invest in a great popcorn machine. I am shopping for one now. I saw a nice one in a smaller version like the ones at the movies. I think me need a gift to me.

          OT. Did you all see Mitt trying to look like POB? He was in some store today, and was trying to shop and pay for his purchases like POB. Mitt pulled out his credit card. It was so copy-cat. I dislike that man so much for being such a phony. Let us hurry and get POB re-elected, please.HZ

          • 143 jacquelineoboomer
            April 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

            HZ – I may have your line, “I think me need a gift to me” embroidered on a pillow!

            Mitt can try, but he’ll never look like PBO, whether he’s paying for purchases, or doing his laundry, or sitting in a chair. No way!

  28. 144 Ladyhawke
    April 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Rachel Maddow’s opening segment tonight is about Rick Santorum LYING, DISTORTING AND MAKING STUFF UP.

    • 145 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      It’s okay for her to cover that, but I hope she’s not calling it “Breaking News.” It’s more like an extreme grasp of the obvious.

      • 146 hopefruit2
        April 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        I guess MSNBC wants Romney to wrap this thing up already so they’re helping him beat up on Santorum?

        • 147 jacquelineoboomer
          April 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

          Could be, although Rachel also beats up on Romney, as I recall. I don’t watch her much – sometimes I try, but usually I seem to catch her on nights when she’s a bit disappointing in her coverage.

          • 148 hopefruit2
            April 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

            But seeing that the Wisconsin primary is tomorrow – I find her beating up on Santorum to be quite timely in Romney’s favor.

            • 149 jacquelineoboomer
              April 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

              Fine with me! Santorum really needs to go home and put a sock in it. Hard to tell which one of their “core values” I detest more.

              • 150 hopefruit2
                April 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

                You should have seen him on CNN (Piers Morgan) this evening, grinning his ugly mug while telling more lies on the TV screen…

                • 151 jacquelineoboomer
                  April 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

                  Gag. Reminds ya of the expression, “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone!”

      • 152 yardarm756
        April 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

        She has to do it that way because everyone in this world is not on the same page as you. As a matter of fact, there are some that don’t have the book or can’t read it if they had it…..’Dick and Jane and Spot went up the hill…….’ :-)

        • 153 jacquelineoboomer
          April 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

          Oh, yeah, I remember “Dick and Jane.” Kindergarten, 1951, scary nun hands you book and says, “Read!” So we did. :)

    • 156 anniebella
      April 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      SHOCK. Rick Santorum lied. The entire GOP field is made up of Liars.

    • 158 utaustinliberal
      April 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Can you believe he said that the University of California system doesn’t teach American History? Penn State must be begging him to return his degree for a tidy sum.

  29. 159 lmrj
    April 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    “In an apparent act of desperation or case of brain-fade on the part of the producers, The Today Show has asked former Governor, Sarah Palin to co-host the morning show Tuesday.”

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/04/02/palin-turns-off-today-show-viewers/

  30. 161 jacquelineoboomer
    April 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Romney wants to “lighten our burdens”:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/romney-confronted-over-mormon-doctrines/2012/04/02/gIQAYsaErS_blog.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

    Now, if he’d just tell us one way he might do that, it would be more than he’s offered to date. So far? Zip.

  31. 162 jacquelineoboomer
    April 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    All this talk about Willard and Ricky made me want to go find and listen to this oldie, for sanity’s sake:

    • 163 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Never heard this one before! Was this a PBO campaign song? I heard the phrase “yes we can” at some point.

      • 164 nospin
        April 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

        if I recall, this came out during the time when many people were creating their homage to PO’s candidacy.

      • 165 jacquelineoboomer
        April 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        hopefruit2 – If you watch the video on YouTube and click on “Show More” just under the video, you will see the great story of how this song came to be! Here’s the first part of the write-up:

        “Why Obama?” Three brothers share their story. In December 2007, when Barack Obama came to Seattle, Joe Bergevin and his family went to listen to him speak. At one point, Joe’s daughter Chloe broke through the rope line and stood in front of the Senator. He commented on her, saying, “Come on up honey, it’s OK, you can come up here.” While she (being 1 year old) declined, Joe shook hands with Barack after the event, and commented to him, “I think you’re going to get the job done.” Barack replied to Joe, “With your help I will, with your help.” At that moment, Joe felt he had been charged with a challenge, and started to think of how he could apply his skills to the task of helping get Barack Obama elected …

  32. 166 collegekay
    April 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I think I just heard Clark Kellogg is gonna interview PBO at halftime!

  33. 167 carolyn
    April 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    So agreed with the comments on the Addicting Info article. I’d already written the Today Show and Brian Williams re Sarah Palin’s appearance. I told Brian Williams his network is losing all its credibility, something they cannot afford. I understand two other guest hosts this week will be Kim Kardashian and the Octomom……is that so???

  34. April 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Heads up: PBO will be interviewed during the NCAA final halftime. It’s a few minutes away.

  35. 169 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Very kind words about an interview with the President that will be shown at halftime of the NCAA Championship game. Clark Kellogg just said it was “just as sweet and special” of an interview as his first one. Talking about how much he loves and supports basketball. They always show him love on CBS. :mrgreen:

  36. 177 theo67
    April 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Are we supposed to take Huntsman’s daughter seriously as a pundit?

    • 178 jacquelineoboomer
      April 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      I saw her earlier in the day on MSNBC and they said she was some kind of political something or other. Unreal.

  37. 179 utaustinliberal
    April 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    President of Ford Motors, Mark Fields is such a petty brat. Piers Morgan asked him if President Obama deserved credit for basically saving the auto industry and Detroit. That even though Ford didn’t get a bail out, if GM had gone kaput, Ford would have suffered in the resulting calamity. Fields practically twisted himself into a pretzel trying to deny Pres. Obama any credit. He said it was mostly a bi-partisan effort and if congress hadn’t come through, that he’s sure GM would have found another lifeline. That’s such crock. There were no private equity firms willing to pony up the money to save GM. Then Piers asked him about Romney practically advocating for Detroit to go bankrupt and Fields again twisted himself into a pretzel saying well Romney was kind of right in that they didn’t know if the bailout was really going to work and we’re lucky it worked out in the end.

    It’s like no you dumb twit. It wasn’t luck. President Obama made sure the auto executives and the unions had skin in the game and made sure they all restructured from top to bottom, increased fuel efficiency standards, improved mileage standards, improved the assembly line method, etc. And Piers just let it slide. Thankfully the American people know the truth and PBO hammers that point over and over again.

    • 180 proudofobama
      April 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      I am so sick of these ungrateful wretches you hate the President because he’s black. They look like fools essentially telling America don’t believe what you see with your own eyes.

    • 181 0388jojothecat
      April 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      I won’t be buying a Ford then…I looked at all the electric and hybred cars this weekend and the Ford Focus was nice, but now I think I’ll consider the Volt.

  38. 182 sherijr
    April 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    My thought today was whether Romney will pull a McCain and attempt to win over female voters by finding his very own Sarah Palin..?

    • 183 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      The media is testing Willard’s wife – Ms. Ann, and if that doesn’t work (which it won’t), they’ll probably have to find a woman somehwere – maybe pull one from their arse.

      • 184 sherijr
        April 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

        Yep just what I was thinking too hopefruit. Earlier today when I read on twitter the Ann Romney comments.. I realized what they’re doing. His advisors are obviously worried about the polls today showing women for POTUS in such large margins.. so they will try to deflect w/ their one woman on hand Ann… and try to change the subject.. and when that doesn’t work- will they pull out a Palin… Bachmann?? I can’t imagine they’d opt for any kind of sane woman- as I think its fairly obvious that Romney’s beliefs/politics don’t respect or include women in actual thoughtful leadership roles.

    • April 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Nope, women aren’t exactly considered for places of prominence in his world view. I’m thinking most Repub women are running for cover. Who would want to be associated with the anti-woman platform right now? There’s only one repub woman who’d try it, but she has a gig on NBC tomorrow. Plus, she found out that the VP pay doesn’t come close to what she can make by fleecing the poor saps who keep donating to her coffers.

      • 186 sherijr
        April 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        Yunno, thats what got me thinking about this: Palin’s little gig tomorrow on nbc.. are they giving her this platform to push for repub females? I read on twitter that she’s going to “let everyone know what she thinks of Pres Obama”. As if we don’t know that.. and could care less. Just thought the timing was interesting, her getting a mainstream media ‘job’.. and Romney’s downhill run w/ women voters.


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