150 Responses to “heads up: vp biden in new hampshire”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    April 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I love Biden can’t wait.

  2. 2 Proud Former White House Intern
    April 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    1st Chipsticks you know what to do!

  3. 8 collegekay
    April 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

  4. 12 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Best.Vp.Evah.

  5. April 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Hi everyone, you can also watch the speech on YouTube:

  6. April 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Has anyone spotted Yardarm around here lately??

  7. 36 sherijr
    April 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Oh I like that we can watch it from right here Chips, well done :)

  8. 38 Bill
    April 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Mrs. Willard is becoming as irritating as Willard.

    • 39 hopefruit2
      April 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Yes, she’s auditioning to take Sarah Palin’s place as one of the most despised females in political consciousness…

      • 40 itgurl_29
        April 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

        And victimized white womanhood is the ONE thing that can rally their base. She’s trying to be the new Sarah Palin. This is why the Messina and Axelrod were wrong to come to her defense and condemn Rosen. They made it look like the Obama campaign was attacking Ann Romney. They should have left it alone until asked. And then they should have mocked Romney campaign, praised Ann as a mom, and then used this to rattle off all the good POTUS has done for women and families. Instead, they helped make her a victim, which was Ann’s entire goal.

        • 41 hopefruit2
          April 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

          As my VP Biden would say, “We’ve seen this movie before.” Ann Romney is no victim. No one will ever believe that -not even the GOP base. And contrary to the garbage that the media has tried to tell you, Sarah Palin actually caused a lot of GOPers to flee McCain and sit home or vote for PBO. Palin did NOT rally the GOP base. The only base that was rallied consisted of those who would NEVER have voted for PBO anyway.

        • April 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

          Messina and Axelrod were right to condemn those remarks and for doing it immediately. Doesn’t matter what Rosen actually said or that she isn’t part of Pres.Obama’s campaign. The story is going out as Obama adivsor says stay at homes don’t know hardship. Romney is trying to milk it and any hesitation or waiting in pushing back is more ammunition for Romney.

        • 46 57andfemale
          April 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

          Why do theg do that!?!?!?

        • 47 elo4obama/biden
          April 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

          They did not come to HER defense, whether they distanced themselves from Ms. Rosen’s present and any future comments in regards to Mrs Romney as family is off limits. OK…I like your way too. Not because it would have stopped the RWNJs or the media from blowing this up and sliming democrats or the president but because it would have calmed the left wing poutrage.

          Either way the Obama campaign will stand up for all women in general in regards to their health, wealth and freedoms. They will continue to leave family out of it. I remember during one of the debates after President Clinton had acted ugly and President Obama was calling Hilary Clinton on it she said something to the affect (sp) that we both have passionate and supportive spouses. Hey I expect Ann Romney will annoy the heck out of me many times defending her hubby. I believe she will do the same for many, many others.

          Rock star? Neh, not so much. It sure did not work ALL those other times. :

        • 48 lisalovesobama
          April 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          seriously……. given their breadth of experience, I think I’ll go with Axe and Messina on this one.

    • 49 amk for obama
      April 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      the whole romney clan is irritating.

      • 50 COS
        April 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        And “The Hill’s” headline says “Hillary Rosen gives the Romney camp a chance to close the gender gap”. Tthis is a huge stretch. I would like to see a poll taken after this. I really don’t believe that a lot of women sympathizes with Ann Romney; especially on this issue.

    • April 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Of course. I knew this was coming. It was only a matter of time. Be prepared for more.

  9. April 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    You know, I could eat VP Biden sometimes. Not literally, honest, just in a love-ya-deeply kind of way:

  10. 58 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    VP Biden is telling it like it is. He will crush in the debates whomever Willard selects as his running mate – be it Christie or Ryan. Thank you VP Biden :)

    • 59 Bill
      April 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Also, he will not hold back in the next VP debate as he did with the moronic half term governor.

    • 60 Jewelz
      April 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Who do you think he’s likely to pick as his running mate?

      • 61 hopefruit2
        April 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        Whoever Karl Rove instructs him to. He’s a puppet and has no independent ideas. That’s why he’s a danger to society and wrong for the Presidency.

        • 62 Jewelz
          April 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

          You probably right. He needs someone from the South, so my best bet would be either a southern senator with foreign policy credentials, or a southern governor like Virginia Bob McDonnell.

          • 63 Bill
            April 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

            I would love to see him pick McDonnell. He is really, really dumb. He went to Pat Robertson’s law school in Virginia Beach. Rachel calls him Bob “Vaginal Probe” McDonnell because he originally supported a bill to require such tests before abortions. He backed down, but it has stuck with him. He also signed a bill to overturn a law limiting gun purchases to one a month. Gun purchases in Virginia are now unlimited and the state is considered a major source for illegal guns in DC and New York.

            • 64 PoliticalJunkessa
              April 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

              I agree with you 1000%. This fundie dummy is my governor, and he’s quite a joke. Maryland Governor O’Malley recently humiliated him in a “debate.” It was quite delicious. Biden would eat his lunch.

            • 65 PoliticalJunkessa
              April 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

              And for a state that has had two recent gun-related tragedies at Virginia Tech still fresh on the mind, this loosening of gun laws is simply immoral. But this is what you get when you elect a crazy tea potty legislature and governor.

  11. 66 Ladyhawke
    April 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    BY ALL MEANS, LET’S TALK ABOUT RESPECTING WOMEN

    Ann Romney: ‘We Need To Respect Choices That Women Make’

    By Annie-Rose Strasser

    ———————————

    But Romney’s positions have “evolved” to favor a conservative social agenda meant to endear him to the right wing. He now supports policies that limit women’s choices. Romney’s recent assaults on women’s health include “getting rid of” Planned Parenthood, supporting a personhood amendment, limiting contraception and restricting access to abortions.

    Ann Romney’s message to women is clear: respect my choices, even if my husband may not respect yours.

    ———————————

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/04/12/463365/ann-romney-choice/

  12. 67 Ladyhawke
    April 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    ROMNEY THE LIAR

    —————————-

    Because There Are Liars, There are DAMNED Liars, and Then There’s MITT ROMNEY.

    http://romneytheliar.blogspot.com/

  13. April 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Classic AWESOME VP Biden right there. Great speech.

    • 69 Ladyhawke
      April 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      That was terrific. They are being relentless with the messaging. This reminds me of the flawless rollout of The American Jobs Act. The GOP couldn’t catch their breath because everyday was AJA day.

  14. 70 Bill
    April 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    “Dogs Against Romney” is reporting that Fred Malek, a Willard supporter, was involved in killing and barbecuing a dog in 1959. Got to love “Dogs Against Romney”.

  15. 81 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    WH hosting another Google Hangout folks!! – TODAY :)

    // Today at 4:00 p.m. EST, the WHite House is hosting a Hangout on Google+ to discuss the Buffett Rule and tax fairness with Americans across the country. Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, will join the multi-person video chat live from the White House.//

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/12/white-house-hangout-buffett-rule?utm_source=@OFA2012&utm_medium=twitter

  16. 82 Jewelz
    April 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I doubt many people in America know who Ann Romney is. All of these nonsense will be forgotten in a few days. Let’s not lose focus. The Obama campaign wants the focus to be on Mitt Romney and his disastrous policies for America. Ann Romney is just a distraction like Sarah Pain was 4 years ago. This election is not going to be decided on what was said, or not said about Ann Romney. I say give her some time, and she will eventually show her true color to the American people. She’s just as fake as her inept husband who has no clue as to why he’s running to be the President of the United States.

    • 83 COS
      April 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      I turned to every cable channel and lo and behold, they are all discussing Ms. Rosen’s comment. I read the comments on the article written on Think Progress about this issue and not one comment agreed with Ann Romney. Like I said, when all is said and done, I don’t believe that this will change anyone’s opinion of the Romneys.

  17. 84 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Anybody have any soundbites from Joe’s speech?

  18. 94 Ladyhawke
    April 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Press Secretary Jay Carney wil be briefing the jackals momentarily. I expect each jackal to ask some variation of the Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney comments no matter how Jay responds. They will keep asking the question over and over again to ensure the GOP spin gets out on the airways.

    • 95 Ladyhawke
      April 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      The very first question is about Ann Romney. Mitt Romney is claiming Hilary is close to the White House. They claim Hilary Rosen visited the White House 35 times. Jackals focusing on Rosen and not White House policy on women.

      Jay responds……(paraphrasing)

      Raising children is an extremely difficult job for mothers and fathers. The very first piece of legislation PBO signed was Lily Ledbetter Act. Why did it take PBO to do this? GOP opposed it and presumably still do. When he took office men and women were losing jobs. There was a forum at the White House last week on women and the economy. One of the principle elements of the American Jobs Act was to hire teachers. We have had private sector job growth for over 20 months. Local governments have shed jobs. Republicans opposed that provision. Cuts to pell grants, headstart program, Women Infants and Children Program would impact women. Changing Medicate as we know it benefits would impact women. On and on …….

  19. 96 lamh35
    April 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Even Greta Van Sustern saying tjat Hilary Rosen’s comment was inartful yet she jnows what she meant!

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/greta-van-susteren-defends-hilary-rosen

    Let’s not let them play us guys. Hilary’s were inartf, but her overall point will be understood by every woman who has NO choice bit to work from home!

  20. 97 whatisworking
    April 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Greetings Everyone
    Can we talk aobut something besides Romney and Rosen?

    This story needs to be shared.

    StevenCare: How health reform enables Steven, a 23-year-old, two-time cancer survivor, to keep the insurance he needs

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/04/stevencare-how-health-reform-enables.html

    • April 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you, whatisworking,

      This subject needs to close ASAP. Sometimes being right isn’t enough. The subject is divisive among women (which is the repugs. goal), to divide us. Politics 101: leave the candidate’s wife alone. Follow FLOTUS’s example.

      • 99 a night owl
        April 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        And Thank YOU, pamelabrown53! You hit the nail on the head: they are trying to divide women. PBO’s big lead among women scares the bejeezus out of the Romney camp, and they and MSM are trying mightily to drive a wedge into that consensus group.

        It’s not about Ann Romney at all, not really. It doesn’t matter that she’s not your typical stay-at-home mom and has no idea of what it really means to struggle. It’s about pitting “career women” vs “stay-at-home moms.” Let’s not help them!

  21. 100 whatisworking
    April 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Here is another

    Race to the Top :: A State-by-State Evaluation of Race to the Top Performance

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/04/race-to-top-state-by-state-evaluation.html

  22. 103 Lorraine
    April 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Interesting an ex-Senator Hillary Clinton for President support made comments about Mrs. Romney and a poll just came out giving First Lady Michelle high marks!!! Not saying there is a connect but, interesting….

    http://maristpoll.marist.edu/412-michelle-obama%E2%80%99s-favorability-rock-solid/

    • 104 Cha
      April 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Funny you should bring that up because I was thinking of Hilary Rosen when I was out running and I remembered her from the primaries..not exactly what it was but that I did not like was she was saying about then Senator Obama.

      F**king willard does not get to use Hilary Rosen as a way for him to get away from his WAR ON WOMEN.

  23. 105 GGail
    April 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for confirming that our shipmate Yardarm is vacationing. Now that you’ve mentioned it, I looked out of my window here in Los Angeles, and I saw him waving at me from his ship there in New York. :lol:

  24. April 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Is the Media going to push Robney narrative all Campaign long?
    The media is a Joke.
    Maybe Hillary Clinton should say something, because I remember when Hillary cried in NH in the Primary, and that blew up.
    How Is it that the Democrats are their own worst enemy? They had this womens issue all by themselves, and rightfully so.
    The only thing this does is elevate Ann Robney.

    • 113 hopefruit2
      April 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      No it doesn’t elevate her at all. This is just fodder for SNL Skits.

      Seems like there’s always some silly controversy from the carnival barkers around this time

      • 114 COS
        April 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        I think it elevates her in a negative way. It makes her look like a whiner playing victim. It also makes her look weak, and she is actually calling attention to her husband’s lousy policies regarding women.

  25. April 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    President Barack Obama leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 49 – 40 percent in the New Jersey presidential race, a lead that shrinks to 49 – 42 percent if Gov. Christopher Christie runs as Romney’s vice presidential pick, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

    There is a large gender gap with or without Gov. Christie on the ticket. Men would vote for a Romney-Christie ticket 50 – 42 percent, while women would vote for President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden 55 – 35 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Independent voters split 42 – 42 percent.

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/new-jersey/release-detail?ReleaseID=1736

    • 116 Jewelz
      April 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Quinnipiac Is one of the worst pollsters out there. I bet the President’s lead in New Jersey is bigger than that number.

  26. 118 whatisworking
    April 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    So – lets do something to take our mind off the Romney distraction. Cuttng off funding to ALEC might be fun. I am repeating this info for anyone who missed it the first time.

    CALL TO ACTION AGAINST PROCTOR and GAMBLE

    http://www.change.org/petitions/proctor-and-gamble-reynolds-american-and-pfizer-stop-supporting-alec-funded-by-the-koch-brothers-or-face-boycott

    Another petition about companies who support ALEC

    http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10002

    Web page where you can submit feedback to the company. On the lower part of the form is an area for Category of feedback – select
    investor info / corporate governance

    http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask

    You can also call P and G and tell them you don’t like the fact that the company invests in ALEC

    By Phone:
    Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm ET
    (800) 742-6253

  27. 119 whatisworking
    April 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Here is something to really get riled up about

    Big No-Tax Corps Still Making Billions in Profits

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/04/09/big-no-tax-corps-still-making-billions-in-profits/

  28. 120 whatisworking
    April 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    NEA Calls for the Closing of Corporate Tax Loopholes

    http://crooksandliars.com/kenneth-quinnell/nea-calls-closing-corporate-tax-l

  29. 121 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  30. 123 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  31. 124 Ladyhawke
    April 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    The ‘Romneycare’ anniversary

    By Steve Benen

    ———————————————-

    To mark the occasion, American Bridge 21st Century released this video, showing Romney’s remarks at the time, many of which sound, with the benefit of hindsight, like a defense of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
    .
    .
    The single best and most impressive thing Romney has done in his entire adult life is, paradoxically, the one thing he’s least eager to talk about. To shine a light on his achievement is to remind voters of his support for government mandates, while inadvertently making the case for the same Obama law Romney has promised to destroy, regardless of the consequences.

    This wasn’t an issue during Romney’s 2008 campaign, because the GOP had not yet rejected the health care ideas they had traditionally supported. Now, he’s stuck between a rock and hard place.

    ————————————————-

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11163706-the-romneycare-anniversary?lite

  32. 128 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Okay it’s time to move on from this nontroversy. We have more important things to focus on.

    • April 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Jeebus, thank you hopefruit. All we’ve done is feed fire to the flames and assist the Romney campaign in their divisive efforts.
      INSTEAD of building on yesterday’s “we’ll get back to you” answer on Lily Ledbetter. We’ve fallen for their faux outrage with its goal to deflect and divide.

      Back on message: whatever a woman’s path via choice or necessity she must be respected…and here is how Romney’s policies disrepect women: 1), 2), 3), 4). Badabing badaboom. No division here.

      • April 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        This is the official beginning of the campaign season, the first inkling of what we have to look forward to over the next several months. It’s all coming back now, right?

        • 131 COS
          April 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

          Yes Meta, we might as well get ready for the media to try and force the Romneys down our throats, and help them win the White House. However, we are not going to let that happen. I am happy that more folks are suspicious of the media and only watch the media for entertainment. They have lost most of their credibility.

    • 133 lisalovesobama
      April 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      good. she should have handled herself better but we all make mistakes. Let’s hope she does better in the future. Politics is all about knowing what to say and when to say it.

  33. 134 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Oh give Mitt a home, where the buffalo roam
    But it can’t be in Washington DC
    Let’s give Mitt a home, where the buffalo roam
    In the back woods where no one can’t see

  34. April 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Intrade:

    President Obama 60.7%

    Mitt Cayman Island Romney 38.1%

  35. April 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    A tweet from the Catholic League:

    “Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.”

    Completely disgusting. Full on Disgusting.

  36. 147 Cheryllou
    April 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Now Fox has Barbara Bush on tv. My Gawd! when will it end??

  37. 148 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

  38. April 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Obama knocks Romney ‘social agenda from the 1950s’
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 4/12/12 2:26 PM EDT
    In a fundraising message, President Barack Obama paints a grim picture of what he says Mitt Romney has “pledged to do” as president, and picks up his advisers’ description of Romney as a blast from the past:

    He would shower billionaires with more huge tax breaks, oppose setting a timeline to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, starve investments in clean energy research, and make it harder for students to afford to go to college. He’d outlaw a woman’s right to choose and completely cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

    We can’t afford an endless war in Afghanistan, a return to policies that hurt the middle class, and a social agenda from the 1950s.

    In addition to the “1950s” jab — which is an undercurrent in the whole Hilary Rosen contretemps — it’s notable that a president who escalated the war in Afghanistan is now so openly preparing to campaign on ending that conflict.


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