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evening all

At a campaign event at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Fla

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Westin Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, Florida

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Christopher Charles Tuck II, 7 years old of Westchester, New York, at at campaign event attended by President Obama in Hollywood, Florida

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People watch from the Westin Diplomat Hotel for President Obama to leave after a campaign event

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Members of the Secret Service keep watch along the beach front where President Obama was holding a campaign fundraising event in Golden Beach, Florida

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160 Responses to “evening all”


  1. April 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    First? Love that little boy’s face!

  2. 11 TrumpDog
    April 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Good evening!

  3. 12 anniebella
    April 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Just finish watching the First Lady on the show the Big Loser. First let me say, she walks out in that orange dress looking real good. Then to see her exercise with the group. The First Lady was fantastic, really enjoyed seeing her.

  4. April 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Mrs. Obama was great on Biggest Loser :-)

  5. April 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Betty White just joined twitter a couple of hours ago and already she has 35,126 followers!!

    @BettyMWhite

  6. 21 GGail
    April 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Good west coast evening Chipsticks!
    Good west coast evening TOD family

    My does POTUS ever look Presidential in that first pic.

    I love his sense of humor – disco rally – LOL!!!

    Thanks Chipsticks for the great coverage. I’m able to see what transpired today and enjoy it all :-)

  7. 22 pugeretto
    April 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Gener Gap……….hahahahahahaha…cute little guy, watch out when he’s a little older. So, press conference coming soon, Zimmerman’s prosecuter.

    • 23 japa21
      April 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Gender gap, generation gap, human species gap. You name it there is a gap. And the only gap going Romney’s way is rich old racists gap.

  8. 24 lisalovesobama
    April 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Miche was awesome. Love how well she kept up with the trainers and she really teased them. So cute!! :)

  9. 25 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Chips, someone requested I repost the following – hope it’s ok with you. If not, feel free to delete:

    Not only does Mitt make no effort to hide his cynicism, any notion of post-racial or acceptance of equal status for women in America are now exposed to be far, far from reality.

    Those of us who’ve been paying attention knew when Nixon emerged that a few very wealthy white folk were not about to allow their control over finance and governmnet to ever go further in the direction set in motion by FDR and significantly boosted by the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. No matter how it might have appeared, since 1968 they have been on an inexorable path to ensure that a white plutocracy persisted.

    When Glass-Steagall could be repealed under a Democratic President you knew they were playing for keeps.

    They literally stole an Election, via their narrow control of SCOTUS, and ushered 8 years of absolutely unvarnished government of, by and for the wealthy few. They made sure their control of SCOTUS was solid and thought they had the perfect way to purchase elections by engineering Citizens Unitied.

    A big chunk of that transfer of wealth being enabled by their launching an illegal war and charging it to future generations of the majority of Americans to pay. The few not paying, of course, are the ones who now, because of avariciouos tax breaks and loop-holes, gained enormous wealth and had the ability to extract an oath that is a total violation of the Oath of Office of members of Congress and candidates for President.

    What they did not anticipate was Barack Obama and the social netowrking power that the Internet enabled.

    However, their cynicism being so totally infused with racism, they perceived in his Presidency an opportunity for rolling back America to pre-1932. What they thought would be their greatest opportunity ever to drive the final nails into the casket of the Promise of America is also what reveals their inbred, fatal flaws – racism & avarice.

    You see, they thought that they could actually effect so much damage to the American economy, with a ‘n….’ as President that they’d be able to destroy Medicare, Social Security, public education, voting rights and an equitable tax structure all in a period of four years by intentionally preventing the economy to recover and that the anger among the sizable number of racists and misogynists would be such that before folk realized what they’d actually done, their deeds would be irrevocable. The net result would be a minimum wage (at best) work force, a really abundant and cheap supply of military recruits, zero regulation of financial markets, subjugation of women, and unrestricted access to national lands and resources to be exploited with zero regulation of toxic and climatic hazards.

    What they didn’t anticipate was just how smart President Obama is and how increasingly aware the majority of Americans are to their scheme. The Kochs, ALEC, and their ilk certainly never anticipated the bright lights that are now being shined on them.

    In their cynicism, championed by hate-monger extraordinare Rush Limbaugh, they didn’t think women were paying attention to the massive efforts to enslave them. Their cynicisim is so unbounded that for the past 3+ years they are not even trying to hide it their war on women. The same applies to their exceptionally transparent and destructive policies and practices directed at Hispanics. And, of course they hate black people – always have and always will – and denying them the ability to vote, massive efforts to disrupt public education, accelerated foreclosure of homes all share the same core objective – ‘put blacks in their place.’

    Now they are beginning to get a hint that they’ve miscalculated and that more and more Americans actually like President Obama for the person he is. But, that other fatal flaw – avarice – has them thinking that others value money as much as they do and they’ll be able to buy the outcome. They think that with Citizens United all they need to do is pour a bunch of money into hateful advertising on their totally owned propaganda networks and disrupt voting rights and they will prevail. What they failed to realize is that Citizens United also enables Unions and rich folk whom don’t happen to be greedy bigots to participate, big time and in ways, for the Unions, that had been restricted.

    What they didn’t get is that WE would realize that that’s all they’ve got – money and a few broadcast channels of hate which we have the ability to completely circumvent. That’s how weak they actually are. They are no match for us if we all recognize, FOR REAL, that we are now the final line of defense between all that is good about each other and our America and these few, actually rather lame, plutocrats and the #NEWSTAINERS & #KOCHSTERS whom they own.

    On 6 Nov 2012, we are going to deliver them a message they should have gotten the last time they tried this stunt, in the 1920s, and this time we are not going to stop until they do not have the ability to destroy America and our planet.

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

    #PRESSON

    Addendum:

    FDR and Eisenhower warned us this day would come and both those individuals had positions of total purview of the powerful white few.

    If you don’t know your enemy – if you fail to bring your enemy fully into view and comprehend every aspect of their objective and strategy you will LOSE, ALWAYS.

    President Obama knows this, and he knows that it is ONLY through ALL OF US that we can prevail.

    It is not a rhetorical tool that, since 2007, he has relentlessy stated ‘this campaign is not about me it is about YOU.’

    If the vast majority of us are not willing to recognize how truly brittle, fragile, vapid and evil the several HUNDRED wealthy WHITE few are, and we are not now prepared to take them down hard and permenantly, then we deserve the outcome.

    We have less than 7 months to make the decision and act.

    We know the enemy. The enemy is actually very afraid of us. The enemy has ‘everything to lose’ because they base all their sense of value on money. They cannot stop us if we mobilize, solidify, focus and deliver the most overwhelming victory for democracy this Nation and the world has ever witnessed.

    We can deliver that outcome on 6 Nov 2012 if we decide to let nothing stop us.

    Yes We Can … DO More Together

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

    • 26 99ts
      April 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Just WOW – I posted before I saw this one Bobfr – thank you so much

    • 28 4morefor44
      April 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      wow, bob! that is amazing. thanks for spending the time to type that.

      • 29 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        April 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        My pleasure. It only took about ~ 15 min to write so no big deal … a bit longer than my tweets, though :)

        #PRESSON

        • April 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

          Hiya Bob, I only spotted your comment now, I’ve been in and out all evening. You, sir, are a wordsmith, that was an utterly sublime post. You have me severely fired up. Thank you Bob.

          • 31 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            April 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

            Thank you Chips. It matters to me that you think it worthwhile.

            Onward!!

            Yes We Can … DO More Together

    • 32 sabreen60
      April 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Whoa. This is fantastic. I hope you post this on every blog you visit.

      • 33 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        April 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

        Well, Sabreen, this is really the only blog I post much, other than occassional comments at TPV, BO/OFA and AJE and I think they might be concerned that it’s too long. Don’t want to offend. Was a bit concerned with posting it twice, here, actually. Anyone who’d like to spread it, I have zero pride of authorship so feel free.

        Thank you!

        #PRESSON

        • 34 sabreen60
          April 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

          Well then Bob, I will cut and paste it and email it :D See if PlanetPOV will let you post it as an article, if you wish. It really should be read by as many people as possible, IMO.

    • 35 0388jojothecat
      April 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you Bobfr…the fight begins now, alittle earlier than I liked. I was hoping that Robme could still get beaten up but the damage has been done. They have seen what a doffus and phoney Robme is and that SNL skit said it all.

      Press on, put your marching boots on, and let hit the streets for Obama/Biden 2012.

    • 36 desertflower
      April 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Short hand or long hand, you’re amazing, Bob! Thank you so much. Nothing will stop us. Nothing.

    • 38 Smoothscotch
      April 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Good evening all.

      @Bob. STANDING OVATION!!!! Succint & cogent. WOW!!!

      • 39 HZ
        April 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        Smoothscotch, I am with you in giving Bobfr another ‘Standing Ovation’. This is my second one. This is a great piece. I hope it can be spread far and wide.HZ

    • 40 Pamela
      April 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you bobfr, I have taken the liberty of copy/paste and would like to send this to some people I love as an email. Is that okay? Shall I put your handle as credit?

    • 41 Betsy
      April 11, 2012 at 1:06 am

      Awesome post Bob! You are so right. It makes me think of the Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas, until he realized that Christmas is about love, not things….They have no answer to love of our fellow American, the desire to grow together, take care of each other, that stems within the heart of many of us. Look at what happened to Hachiko. We all rallied around and did what we could to help her and we are still doing so. They don’t know what to do about that as they don’t get it, those “so-called Christians”.

    • 42 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      April 11, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Good evening jojo, df, Jackie, Smooth, HZ, Pamela & Betsy,

      Firstly, thank you!

      You may send to anyone you wish and don’t worry about attribution other than providing a link to dear Chips site so even more folk find their way here.

      Chips, if you think it of any value to post on your ‘front page’ please do so and you needn’t worry about attribution, you can just have it be a post of one of the many who bring their insights, courage, commitment and more to the community you have created.

      And, everyone, you are likely to see the theme in these two tweets repeated in a variety of ways in the days/months, ahead:

      #PRESSON dear friends

      #YesWeMust

    • 43 Mae who love our CIC
      April 11, 2012 at 4:08 am

      Thanks so much. With your permission I’d like to copy and email and post a copy on my church’s bulletin board. I am so inspired to do better. We must fight like never before. Our lives depend on complete activism.

    • April 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Bob, thank you for posting this excellent article. I will be sharing it.

  10. 47 99ts
    April 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Fabulous pictures – as was said on an earlier thread – support for the President comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and ages – it is a joy to see the makeup of the crowds at his events.

  11. 48 carolyn
    April 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    No age discrimination in that group picture! All ages love our President…..One poll I read today said that the President is pulling ahead of Romney with men too. That hasn’t been on the TV yet, but it is happening. I’m afraid that pretty soon old, bitter, racist white men are going to isolate themselves from the general population, and they’ll never admit why. Fortunately, my husband, though he fits the particular demographic agewise, doesn’t fit any of the rest of the description above.
    All I can say is: Women know the real thing!!!

    • 56 anniebella
      April 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      No excuses! Okay FLOTUS I have no excuses, let me get up off my butt and move.

    • 57 Cha
      April 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Gracias for that Chips. I prioritize my life around my run and good nutrition but it’s always good to have an important reminder from someone I admire so much I can hardly stand it! :P

  12. 58 carolyn
    April 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Another proof of how smart the President and his team are: they KNEW their opponent would be Romney. When many others were panting after the also-rans, explaining how this one or that one might beat Rmoney, the Obama team held steady…..that is what they do, and now they are ready for the Mittens onslaught. So are we.

    • 59 4morefor44
      April 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      i had this exact same thought today when hearing about quit santorum. team PBO never let the carnival barkers distract them.

  13. 60 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    WOW…JUST GOT HOME FROM HOMELESS FREE CLINIC TRAINING…THIS GIRL IS TOO POOPED TO POP…UP AT 5:30 A.M. TOMORROW AND OFF TO INDY TO OPEN OUR CLINIC FOR THE DAY THAT WILL TREAT AT LEAST 1,000 OF OUR BELOVED HOMELESS…WILL CATCH UP TOMORROW EVENING…GOD BLESS OUR PBO AND HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY. I WILL BE IN MY GLORY…I LOVE MY HOMELESS…GOODNIGHT EVERYONE…ARRIVE HOME SAFELY MR. PRESIDENT!…:)

  14. April 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    New law in Tn. allows creationism to be taught/discussed in science class in public schools. This is what happens when Repubs dominate a state—-back to the dark ages.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-education-tennesseebre83a007-20120410,0,4301096.story

    • 64 japa21
      April 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      It is all part and parcel of the Republican’s plan to dumb down America. Creationism requires no thinking, no ability to test hypotheses, etc. The ability to apply critical thinking to situations is perilous to Republicans. A populace that does that will reject them.

    • 65 theo67
      April 11, 2012 at 12:03 am

      I feel sorry for those kids if they ever leave the country and enter the real world. They’ll be laughed at. These people are afraid of becoming third class citizens, but their policies are a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    • 66 cindysweatt
      April 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

      How can they pass such sh..t? Creationism in science class? Next we will have the rapture in P.E.

  15. 67 utaustinliberal
    April 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm
  16. 77 Suzette
    April 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Watched The Biggest Loser and was so touched and happy for the contestants who had the opportunity to meet and feel inspired by the First Lady and the fact that she made them feel special in their own way. Just awesome – too awesome for words.

  17. April 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Brilliant!

  18. 80 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Yikes — I get nervous seeing a lot of people crowded onto a balcony!

  19. April 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Nice!

  20. April 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Tune in!

  21. 83 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Chips, the Gender Gap graphic is a winner! Willard doesn’t stand a chance, heh.

  22. April 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    That is what I have been saying.

  23. April 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Has anyone spotted Yardarm lately, I miss my old shipmate.

    • 89 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Late last week he mentioned that he was going to be on holiday and off-line.

    • April 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      He said he was going to be out of town for a few days. Probably out sailing the 7 seas.

    • 91 Diane
      April 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      I miss him too.

      • 92 Pamela
        April 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

        Me too. Figured he was AWOL, (Chips did YOU give him leave?) but am hoping he is well and knows we miss him. ;)

        • 93 HZ
          April 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

          Thanks everyone for your concern for our dear Yardarm. I asked about him a couple of days ago, and he was on my mind all day yesterday and today. Thanks for the information. Hope he is relaxing and will be back soon with all of his TOD Family.

          Yardarm loves smooth jazz, so I will play my ‘Kind of Blue’ by Miles Davis until Yardarm returns to his family here. Miss you Yardarm.

          (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( “Kind of Blue”, Miles Davis is playing Yardarm))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

  24. April 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    • 95 L3
      April 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      I’ve been wanting to mention that he must dye his hair, all but the temples for that “distinguished” look. He’s 65 for Pete’s sake.

      • 96 Pamela
        April 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

        So phoney, never ever any more grey except the temples, for how many years now? Odd and Pathetic. To hold a self-image like that speaks volumes about the brain function, or distinction.

    • 97 theo67
      April 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

      That “Just for Men” works as his campaign slogan, too – although, he might want to change it to Just for Rich, White Men”. More appropriate, given the war on women, minorities, union workers, people who aren’t corporations.

  25. 98 utaustinliberal
    April 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm
  26. 99 Ladyhawke
    April 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    KARL ROVE AND THE GOP MORALLY BANKRUPT

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    I see today that Karl Rove is claiming former President George Bush, not President Obama, deserves credit for the current state of domestic energy production. This is just remarkagle. The urge to take a shower is just overwhelming. But i bet Karl Rove and the GOP also believe …..

    1) That even though 9/11 happend on Presidet George W. Bush watch, it’s was really all President Bill Clinton’s fault.

    2) That even though the financial meltdown and recession started during the GWB admnistration, it’s really all President Obama’s fault. And on top of that, President Obama isn’t cleaning up the mess that the Republican Party made fast enough.

    3) Even though Presdient Obama spearheaded the plan to capture OBL., the credit should really go to President George W. Bush. The fact the GWB decided to stop looking for OBL while he was in office is a minor detail that should just be ignored.

    Bottom line, the Republican Party will never take responsibility for their actions or wrongdoing. It’s always the other guys fault. But they have no problem with taking credit for actions they did not take. This level of moral bankruptcy and depravity is really breathtaking. But this is how the GOP rolls.

    • April 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      That is Rovian Politics in a nutshell. It’s all spin and Bullshit!

    • April 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      If Rove wants to run this race with PBO v GW Bush, fine with me.

      • April 10, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        This move by GW was great timing. Just think of the happenings for today. The GOPers are so confounded. The holes they are trying to dig for POB, they are falling in them.

        POB making his case for the’ Buffet Rule'; Mitt quiet; Ricky’s announcement; Rove’s announcement yesterday, and GW speaking today.

        We could not have asked for a better ‘glorious painting ‘ than this. Behold the beauty of what was presented to us today. POB just has to continue to be POTUS, keep his focus, which he does constantly, speak the truth, show his compassion continiously, and walk with a grateful spirit, and grace and favor will be his.

        I looked at how things unfold today, and I could see the answers in the “goodness of our energies” in our prayers, meditations, quiet times, and lots of prayer for wisdom for POB. That is my daily prayer for POB, “Lord, give his wisdom, protection, compassion, and a clear focus of his duties each second, minute, and hour of the day.”

        We must stay together as one and do all that we can to stay firm in our focus, loving in our deeds, and thankful for our beautiful President and VP. These are two good men who show their loving spirits in what they say, do, and live by daily.

        Please keep them in Your Loving Care , Lord. Amen.

  27. 105 lamh35
    April 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Hmm, so Lawrence O just showed a clip of KKKlanity responded to the news by Zimmerman’s lawyers that their former client had spoken not to them, but to KKKLanity. KKKlanity said that they spoke to someone who they confirmed was George Zimmerman. KKKlanity said they had been trying for weeks to get an exclusive interview with Zimmerman so that GZ could tell “his side of the story”.

    IMHO, this just confirms GZ as a raving racist. In my weirdest of times when I’m being really charitable and probably highly febrile, in the back of my mind I can somehow be convinced that Limpballs and Coulter and O’Reilly are just in it for the money, but Sean KKKlanity I truly believe is a pure d racist fuck!!! I sincerely believer that he has so much racist contempt for Blacks, Latinos, Asian, anyone who isn’t nice white “good American”.

  28. 106 xtine
    April 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    OK, did watch Biggest Loser (never watched it before), loved FLOTUS. But all I kept thinking about was “OMG, AMK et al. are going to call a duel on that guy who called FLOTUS ‘My Firstie!'” Sorry, guys, but my LOL was all with love! :)

    • 107 proudmemberofglobalzero
      April 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Just wanted to pop in and thank Chips for all the pics on the last thread. I was at work and missed everything a mile from my house. I want to point out in one of the pictures….”Gender Gap” the lady in yellow in the picture on the top left is someone I phone bank with all the time. She is WONDERFUL and a great supporter of the President.

    • April 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      I just watched it, too. FLOTUS is phenomenal, so fit and so warm with everyone. Glad they were very receptive to her and she got a chance to plug Let’s Move. Awesome appearance.

      • 109 xtine
        April 11, 2012 at 1:38 am

        I knew, Meta, you’d be right there! You were included upthread in my “et al” comment. OK, together now, let’s sing Stevie Wonder style: “Insn’t she lovely …”

    • 110 anniebella
      April 11, 2012 at 5:02 am

      xtine, I missed that, who was the guy who call FLOTUS “My Firstie”?

  29. April 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Wednesday Apr. 11, 2012
    Previous
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    Biden travels to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    10:15 AM
    Obama delivers a statement on the Buffett Rule.
    10:35 AM
    Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
    12:00 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event for Senator Amy Klobuchar.
    12:30 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    4:00 PM
    Obama meets with Panetta.
    5:15 PM
    Obama attends a campaign event at The W Hotel.

  30. 115 amk for obama
    April 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    damn you, chips and tod’ers. I had the blog penciled in for friday the 13th for hitting the 9 million mark. Now you all had to rush it to make it happen anytime now. damn you all.

  31. April 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

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  32. 120 amk for obama
    April 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    photo/1

  33. 125 vcprezofan2
    April 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  34. April 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I hear Interstate 95 was closed in Boca Raton, as the President approached.
    Reminds me of that Movie with Jennifer Connolly, the Agents picked her up and they shut down the highway. She said who is this for, the Agents said- You!
    Lol!

  35. 134 amk for obama
    April 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Catching up on early threads. Great photos. What an enthusiasm gap for Obama ! He is dommed, I tell ya.

    Chips, you were on a rush and roll today.

  36. April 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Mitt Romney Campaign Slogan For General Election: “Just Cause I Said It Don’t Mean That I Meant It
    People Say Crazy Things,”

  37. April 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    HaHa——Colbert said Reince Priebus is a Latin term for erectile dysfunction.

  38. April 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    By Lynn Sweet on April 10, 2012 3:23 PM | No Comments
    Obama campaign manager Jim Messina took presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to task on Tuesday for Rick Santorum’s decision to drop out of the presidential primary contest. Messina, not missing a chance to take a shot at Romney blamed Romney’s negative ads–not Santorum’s performance in a statement where he did not mention Santorum’s name.
    “It’s no surprise that Mitt Romney finally was able to grind down his opponents under an avalanche of negative ads. But neither he nor his special interest allies will be able to buy the presidency with their negative attacks. The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him and the less they trust him. While calling himself the ‘ideal candidate’ for the Tea Party, he has promised to return to the same policies that created the economic crisis and has alienated women, middle class families, and Hispanic Americans. Americans value a President who will fight every day to rebuild an economy in which hard work will pay, responsibility is rewarded and everyone plays by the same rules. And that President is Barack Obama,” Messina said in a statement.

  39. 140 whatisworking
    April 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    If anyone is still awake and willing to sign a petition

    Last month, T-Mobile announced plans to close seven major call centers nationwide.

    T-Mobile’s decision means cutting 3,300 American jobs, on top of hundreds already lost because of T-Mobile’s downsizing—and 6,000 lost because of outsourcing to the Philippines and Honduras.

    http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=4133

  40. 143 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Republican Congressman Scolded And Mocked By Senior Citizens For Embrace Of Ryan Budget
    By Adam Peck on Apr 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Rep. Dan Benishek’s (R-MI) embrace of the Republican Party’s platform ran into stiff opposition at a town hall meeting in Saulte Sainte Marie, Michigan when at least a dozen constituents, many of them senior citizens, pushed back against Benishek’s claims on Medicare, Social Security, oil subsides and health care reform.

    Benishek couldn’t even get through his opening remarks before attendees began criticizing his support for Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposed budget that would increase the cost of health care for seniors by providing “premium support” vouchers to eligible senior citizens.

    “If you have a better idea as how to keep Medicare sustainable over the long term, I’d be happy to hear it,” offered Benishek.

    complete article & video ————> http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/04/10/461759/benishek-townhall/

    • 144 amk for obama
      April 11, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Good. We need two key demographics, the seniors and the yung’uns. Middle aged white males can kiss mehmney’s ass all they want.

      • 145 Alycée (@jazziz2)
        April 11, 2012 at 12:40 am

        Hey, if we work hard and educate, educate, educate, we’ll get some of those middle aged and senior white males. i have two (dyed in the wool repubs) who have been converted. One, a WWII Vet, kept the literature that I gave him in ’08; he didn’t vote for PBO, however, he has been checking off “promises kept.” He thinks the President has done a good job and he’s voting for PBO this November. He’s also help convert one of his friends. Each one, teach one…

  41. 147 LDS
    April 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Dear Mr. Bobfr, have I told you lately how much I respect and love your reads, tweets(especially staying on the kkkoch bros. and their evil empire along with that pitiful soul Norquist)……..
    You have captured just about everything that I have wanted to say and felt for a long time.

    Thank you for reassuring me now that the white sheets have been taken off, all that is left is their evil hearts pumping decades of hatred blood. The enemy damn well be scared……LOVE conquers all. There is enough love right here in this space and time to keep them down for years to come. They never expected POB is right. Their own Game Plan backfired on them. It is just pathetic to watch them now.

    When you know who the enemy is, what they are capable of your sleep and peace is sweet.
    Sweet sleep, Mr. Bobfr and everyone here. We are in good hands…..

  42. 148 xtine
    April 11, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Bid you goodnight, and tomorrow we’ll wake up first class again! That’s a saying from my friend in apartheid SA: tomorrow we will be first class. Imagine that expression, that time! It wasn’t just about money, but respect, a sense of being seen as part of humanity. That’s the gift they’ve worked so hard here to take away from us the last few decades, bit by bit.

    Heck No!

    So. tomorrow morning we’ll wake up fit for each fight, & every single morning thereafter. We’re holding our spines upright and moving first class all the way! :)

  43. 150 amk for obama
    April 11, 2012 at 2:28 am

    photo/1

    • 151 anniebella
      April 11, 2012 at 4:42 am

      I believe it totally. Mitt “the flip flopper liar” Romney has sold his soul. Why you think he lies so easy?

  44. 152 amk for obama
    April 11, 2012 at 6:01 am

    About an hour back, felt slight tremors in the house due to the 8.7 earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia. Daughter panicked and son loved it. :)

  45. 153 amk for obama
    April 11, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Son’s joke – If I was holding a glass of milk, it would have become a milk shake.

  46. 155 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

    AM OFF TO THE HOMELESS FREE CLINIC TODAY AT THE CONVENTION CENTER…PLEASE ALL PRAY THAT SUE IS A HELP TO THE HOMELESS TODAY AND ABLE TO HAVE THE STRENGTH TO MAKE IT THRU THE DAY LONG SHIFT…GOD BLESS EVERYONE..LOVE MY PRESIDENT!..BBL..:)

  47. 157 LunarSea
    April 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Morning all

    @ lamh35 I got here too late last night to comment on your job phone interview this morning, but wanted to make sure I added my wishes for the outcome you desire. Now go WOW! ‘em

    @SUE Have a great time out there. What you do is truly a blessing to many.

    Thanks ChipsChica and TODers for all the great pics and video from yesterdays installment of ‘travels with the first family’. It was a nice way to end the day going through them all. (and it took quite some time as there were so many)

    Getting ready to head out for the day. Here’s hoping everyone has a spendiferous day!

  48. April 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

    President Obama continues his push for the Buffett Rule with remarks at the White House at 10:15 A.M. He will be joined by millionaires and their secretaries “who back principle of fairness,” according to deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. 

    In afternoon, he has a meeting with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. In the evening, he will attend a fundraiser.

  49. April 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I love the face on the little lad, how prescious Is that. The Gender Gap Is very telling, I like :D


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