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President Obama shakes hands with Lorain County Community College student Bronson Harwood after speaking at the college in Elyria, Ohio

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…. greeted by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as he steps off of Air Force One at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

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…. holding a roundtable discussion at Lorain County Community College in Elyria

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President Obama speaks about job training at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio


115 Responses to “ohio”


  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    April 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Hope a few progressive students from nearby Oberlin came.

    • 2 Jewelz
      April 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Congrats on being first!!

      • 4 Judith Fardig
        April 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        I can hear the roar of the crowd and feel the love – for PBO!

      • 5 theo67
        April 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

        I love this picture, because it was the one with the people holding the sign saying “ignore the polls, we love you President Obama” (just out of the shot, but you can see the tips of the picture in the direction the President is looking). I can’t remember what was happening during this time, but I remember that the sign was much needed and probably encouraged the President a lot!

    • 6 globalcitizenlinda
      April 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      I love Oberlin College – very good people claim this campus

  2. 7 Judith Fardig
    April 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    First?

  3. 9 Judith Fardig
    April 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Met my husband there and got fully immersed in social justice issues.

  4. 15 Ladyhawke
    April 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Bullied Into Silence: The Media’s Poor Record On Anti-Poverty Measures

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201204180013

  5. 16 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    OUR PRESIDENT IS NOT ONLY COMPASSIONATE…HE’S VERY UNDERSTANDING AND A GREAT LISTENER!..:)

  6. 17 Bill
    April 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    ABC News is reporting that Mr. and Mrs Willard are not attending a competition in the Netherlands which started today where one of her horses, Rafalca, and a rider they sponsor are entered in a horse dancing contest. The report says Willard personally selected the music to which the horse is dancing. So, she does not ride her own horses, and he decides the music. It gets better every day.

    • 18 collegekay
      April 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      LOL

    • 19 sabreen60
      April 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Geez!! :roll:

    • 20 globalcitizenlinda
      April 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      so this is the ann representing working women???

      how many of us just entered our horse into a dancing competition??

      • 21 Pamela
        April 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        Me, me, me, I did, I did! Oh no, wait, that was my kitty cat!

      • 22 Bill
        April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        Once someone becomes as wealthy as the Willards they can make many choices of what to do with their money. As an example think of a learning center in an inner city that could have been financed with the cost and time involved in sending a horse and rider to Europe for a dance contest. Do we want a couple who prefers something as frivilous as sending a horse to a dance contest in Europe sitting in the White House?

      • 23 TrumpDog
        April 19, 2012 at 1:56 am

        I never even knew horses had dance competitions.

    • 24 anniebella
      April 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Mitt and Ann is just like us everyday hard working average people, as a matter of fact, one of my horses is in the same competition, I select the music for my horse to dance too. As a matter of fact my horse can do the moonwalk. Yes Mitt, you and Ann understand folks like me very well.

  7. 27 utaustinliberal
    April 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Liberal Librarian wherever you are I hope you’re doing cartwheels. Chelsea CRUSHED Barcelona 1-0. Can you freaking imagine that? We BEAT Barcelona! Woohoooooooooooo!!!!!

    CHELSEA!
    CHELSEA!
    CHELSEA!

    Goooooooooooooooooooooo BLUE!

      • 29 utaustinliberal
        April 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! The thrill of Chelsea, UTAustinLiberal, and Liberal Librarian’s victory. The agony of Chipstick’s defeat.

        • April 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

          Now, now, you shouldn’t mock someone when they are down. You should first sympathize with their pain, let them know you understand their feelings, because you know if the situation was reversed they would be sympathetic to you…then go BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

        • 32 Liberal Librarian
          April 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

          Flying high, up in the sky,
          We’ll keep the blue flag flying high,
          From Stamford Bridge to Wembley
          We’ll keep the blue flag flying high!!!!

        • 34 vcprezofan2
          April 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

          ** putting on son’s old baseball helmet even as I get ready to share**

          Oh, UTAL, I have no interest in soccer/football, or any other sport, BUT 1-0 is closer to ‘squeaked by’ than it is to ‘crushed’. Just thought I’d clarify.

          psst! Don’t worry, CC. Take it from an experienced loser. ;) You can’t always win. It’s just a game. Maybe next time it’ll be your favoured team’s turn. [Have I covered all the commiserating phrases dished out to those who sometimes (oftentimes) lose?]

          • 35 utaustinliberal
            April 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

            Your lack of interest in soccer fails you VC. 1-0 against Barcelona is a CRUSHING not a squeak by. This is Barcelona we’re talking about!

            • 36 vcprezofan2
              April 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

              :( I stand corrected, and will try to show proper respect for both Chelsea and Barcelona in future. ;)

      • April 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        Huh! he looks more like he’s MAD! :-)

  8. April 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    You can tell he is paying attention to every word that is being said by others. But, just as importantly, you can tell that they are also listening to every word he says.

    • April 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Contrast Obama in these pictures with Romney sitting at the picnic table listening to citizens saying they didn’t want any more cuts of education!

  9. 40 vitaminlover
    April 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I am curious. Has anyone heard some garbage about our beloved President losing his courage? Is that what I heard Bonehead telling lies about? This has got to be some sort bizarre joke.

    • 41 nospin
      April 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      They have said everything else so even though I did not hear it, I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.

      but when we think about it. . . do we really care what they say?

    • 43 Ladyhawke
      April 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Read it and weep. I wish this was a joke. You can’t make this stuff up.

      ———————————-

      The wrong guy to talk about ‘leadership’

      http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/18/11270203-the-wrong-guy-to-talk-about-leadership?lite

      ———————————–

      • 44 vitaminlover
        April 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        Thanks so very much, Ladyhawke. I am so over the comments that he made. I was going out the door to work when I heard it and it was on my mind. I so do NOT take anything Bonehead says seriously but like I said I was on my way out the door. Should have known better. Know better now. I know that my President is a very brave, courageous and outstanding person. No one can do what he does without courage. The enemies are always looking for some way to attack him…well they had better cease and desist. Again, thanks for the article.

    • 45 Ladyhawke
      April 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Speaker Boehner sucks at his job (two weeks on, one week off)

      House plans only 109 workdays in 2012

      As the party in power, Republicans control the calendar in the House of Representatives. When they took over, GOP leaders set a loose goal of two weeks on, one week off – giving members the chance to spend extended time back in their districts every third week. This calendar reflects that goal. In fact, there are only two weeks in all of 2012 where House members are slated to be in Washington all five weekdays. And there is no month in which they are scheduled to work more than 14 days.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20126778-503544/house-plans-only-109-workdays-in-2012/

    • 47 vcprezofan2
      April 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      IMO Boehner is just reaching for media attention in the tried and true way – say something negative about Pres O. The GOP need lessons on spotting irony, after all they epitomize it minute by minute in their words and actions, and seem not to realize it.

      • 48 Cman
        April 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        Um so the guy waging all kinds of ‘wars’ against religion, women, moms, guns, frrreeedoms. liberty and all that nonsense also has no courage. My goodness you know some consistency in these snarks would be nice. Not a lot. Just some.

        • 49 vcprezofan2
          April 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

          Cman, if they throw in a little consistency at this stage they might attract 1 or 2 independent ‘conservative’ voters who are just longing for a little bit of rationality – any excuse to vote republican! Right now I’m sure a few of the slightly more rational ones, like you, are looking for a wee bitty sign of sense to justify their leaning right.

    • 50 Pamela
      April 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      They can only wish. It is they who wrongly perceive, they are ones losing their courage, as if they ever had any! PBO has us. We have his back. It’s working. There is much yet to do, hang in there.

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      April 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      The president got what he wanted from the debt ceiling discussion. Other than the middle class tax cut and UE extension PBO was done with the losers in the House. Everything he’s done since then has been largely through the Executive branch. Boehner is a wimp and worthless as a House leader. What’s the point of working with people who could care less about the country? That’s not lack of courage. That’s plain old common sense. PBO didn’t need them anymore and stopped banging his head against that wall.

      • 53 vitaminlover
        April 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        Bonehead had better shut up.

        • 54 EricFive
          April 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

          Again this is an example of the GOP projecting their shortcoming onto PBO. Boner is a historically weak Speaker of the House. He is routinely played out by the tea party set. It is common knowledge that Boner has no control over his caucus and cannot deliver deals he has made with Reid and PBO. Not to mention his constant crying. Give me a break.

      • 55 vcprezofan2
        April 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

        ‘What’s the point of working with people who could care less about the country?’

        JG, it’s more like ‘What’s the point wasting time and money chatting with Congresspeople who COULDN’T CARE ANY LESS about the country?’

        You are so right, the President has enough common sense to know when to cut his losses.

  10. April 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Apparently the Bishop’s don’t like Ryan’s budget, the one he says is driven by his Catholic values.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/boehner-dismisses-catholic-bishop-criticism-of-gop-budget.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

    • 57 Liberal Librarian
      April 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      I hope the bishops like how being thrown under the bus feels.

      • April 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        I can hear Boehner and Ryan going, “Goddamnit, I thought they were on our side, what the hell happened?” Then they hear a voice from above going, ” You happened, jerks.”

  11. 59 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Bluuueeeee Ohio!

  12. 60 auni
    April 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I have been busy, but mulling over this SS thing–what the hell! Those guys are supposed to be protecting our President. Even though they aren’t the guys surrounding him, they were out there as part of the team. I hope they hang them high. Been seeing some folks twisting themselves up trying to find a way to blame the President–no way–those jerks were not looking after our man in office. I am really steamed about this–I don’t care how available those women were, and if it’s legal there–drinking and whoring around when they should have been showing respect to their jobs and to our leader, and to us—damn it!!!!!!!

    • 61 theo67
      April 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      OUR outrage in this situation is regarding the potential jeopardy to the President’s safety. What irks me is that the media and the GOP aren’t trying to express outrage because they think the President was endangered. They are simply looking for some mud to stick on the President to make him look bad.

      It’s the same thing with these pictures that were released by the LA Times today, which they’ve held onto for two years. I heard them announcing it this morning on NPR, repeating over and over that the LA Times released the pictures because they felt they had a public responsibility to release the pictures in case it reflects a lack of discipline in that troop. That’s a load of nonsense. They’ve had those pictures for TWO YEARS! (And to be honest, I’m not even sure if these pictures are only two years old… maybe they’re even from Bush’s time?) Anyway, they could have released them at any time. They didn’t have to release them when the Afghan talks are extremely fragile, tensions are high and the general election is ramping up – and they need something to tarnish the President’s stellar foreign policy and military record. I’m suspicious. There’s nothing to be gained from releasing these now, except political gain. There’s no public responsibility to releasing these pictures right now, when it puts the safety of the troops in even more fragile state than they already have been put because of other shenanigans. I’m also surprised that people aren’t outraged that the lives of the troops are being put in jeopardy this way. The whole thing stinks.

    • 62 globalcitizenlinda
      April 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      I am trying my best not to give these stories ratings in any way. that is what the media is trying to do because scandal always sells

  13. 63 lamh35
    April 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Alright, this is it for the night…back to my self-imposed internet exileObama: ‘I Wasn’t Born With A Silver Spoon In My Mouth’

    In a speech on the economy and opportunity at an Ohio community college, President Obama said, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

    “Somebody gave me an education. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. Somebody gave us a chance. Just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.”

    • 64 vcprezofan2
      April 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      Lamh35, I have to ask – how do you know WHEN to break your exile (for important stuff like the death announced earlier) IF you are really following the terms of your exile? Inquiring minds want to know. :lol: Anyway, don’t get enticed away from REALLY getting some good rest to put you in a better position for the week ahead. Take care.

      • 65 lamh35
        April 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        haha. I break the exile when I just have to share something and I can’t help but post it…lol.

        I’m just mostly staying away from the political…lol.

  14. 66 Linda
    April 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    The Secret Service is preparing a personnel announcement on the agents involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia, CNN reports. A source tells CNN the announcement could come as early as Wednesday night. Some agents will resign, others will not, the source said.

  15. 68 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Another brilliant diary by Conceptual Guerilla over at dailykos. He even gave a shout-out to TOD. :-D

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/18/1084455/-Watch-Them-Self-Destruct-Right-Before-Your-Eyes

    I’m convinced that only somebody like this guy can reach some folks (like Reagan Democrats).

  16. 69 Linda
    April 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Did The NRA Pay For Nugent’s Inflammatory Obama Attacks?

    According to a 2012 “report of the secretary” memo released to the annual meeting of NRA members detailing payments to board members in excess of $2,000, Nugent was paid $50,000 plus travel expenses for his presentation at the 2011 annual meeting:

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201204180012

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      April 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I’m definitely in the wrong line of work! How do these idea-challenged people manage to get upwards of $30 000 for a speech (think Newt, Palin, Bush,etc. etc.) and why do others stand around and listen to them? I didn’t notice one soul walk away in the face of Nugent’s vitriol.

  17. 71 theo67
    April 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I’m in conspiracy theory mode today, but I’m wondering whether Romney isn’t playing this Nugent thing even “smarter” than we think. He doesn’t want to sully himself by appealing to the crazy gun owners, but he needs them for the election. So, what better than to take a minor hit with some Independents for a bit, and get Nugent to rile up that crowd with hateful speech – especially since we’re hearing that he’s all buddy-buddy with the Secret Service? He gets some credibility with the crazies, and he doesn’t completely lose his more non-crazy followers. It’s not like he didn’t know about Nugent’s ways, his hate speech towards the President and Hillary Clinton, his vile nature. He knew all about it. What better way to reach as broad a group of crazies than to recruit the king of the crazies who give him credibility with the gun people, and since the Democrats and other normal people are outraged by this, it’s a double-win for him. Romney doesn’t care that people think he’s a coward, liar or associated with pedophiles, as long as he wins.

    • 72 globalcitizenlinda
      April 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      in the long term, nugent WILL NOT help willard.

      you give him too much credit when you say he does not want to sully himself by the crazy. he has already done that

      • 73 theo67
        April 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        Good point. I don’t think Republicans are long term thinkers anyway. They just want to get to power. And I think Romney’s thinking – “let Nugent do the dirty work”.

  18. 75 lisalovesobama
    April 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    hey all, I hope your days have been going well. I love the pic of PBO sitting on the stool with his feet on the circular area of the stool.
    O/T: my fricking fridge is on the fritz. It’s my second fridge in two years. This latest one was brand new when I got it last summer. I came home today, opened the fridge door and everything in there was warm. Only the freezer is working, same thing happened to the last one. Am I doing something wrong? How do you break a refrigerator? All I do is open and close it. WTF?! this is some bullshyte…..stupid school and their cheapass appliances. :x

    • 76 Linda
      April 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      No warranty ?

      The last appliance I bought …I made sure to buy the extended warranty…. ( I think they make them to break as soon as the factory warranty expires )

      • 77 lisalovesobama
        April 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        No I didn’t buy it. I live on campus. The dorm is an old hotel that was bought by our school and converted into a grad student residence. The school buys the fridge so all that stuff is up to them. But this is just such crap. Two in two years. That’s never happened to me before. When I lived in my apartment for two years, my fridge was just fine. It lasted the entire time. I don’t know what this school is doing buying substandard refrigerators.

  19. 78 collegekay
    April 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Is there another link to his speech? cnn never works for me

  20. 81 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    April 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    DISHONORABLE & intentionally harmful to the well-being of our Republic ….

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest

    #PRESSON

  21. 82 lisalovesobama
    April 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    OMG!!! Dick Clark is dead!!!!!!! I can’t believe it.

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  25. April 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    HO-LY SHIT!!!!!! Ok, fuck the polls, newsmedia pundits, everyone etc. Look at Mitt. This reminds me of the debate between Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and H. Ross Perot. I mean, my God if he checked his watch, I wouldn’t be surprised. He is bad at voter outreach. He never really did this in Massachusetts, and you can tell. Which is why I am so happy that Barack Obama has rallies and town hall meetings with throngs of people. He really is in tune with people and has a sense of knowing a persons problems. Mitt Romney doesn’t have that and judging by his past campaigns, Mitt Romney CANNOT learn that.

    This is why polls and bullshit media punditry be damned, Mitt Romney is not going to get elected President of the United States. I just don’t see it. I saw it a little with John McCain……up until he chose Moosewoman as his VP. I saw it with GW Bush even. He played dumb hick you could relate to really well, rich lifestyle be damned. Reagan possessed it with his acting chops, Clinton possessed it well and when his ego is tempered, still can utilize it. Come on, can any of you name one President in the last thirty years that had that personality as witnessed above? Can you name a President that was either defeated or a presidential challenger defeated that was as compassionate, attentive, and dynamic as Barack Obama? Me neither.

    I just don’t see Mitt Romney winning. I’m saying this not as a partisan voter, but as a viewer of sorts. There is no story about him which makes people say, “He’s my choice.” He grew up in a rich, political family. He never lived really on his own without any aid from his parents. He never had to worry about unpaid bills or whether his kids would be able to go to the best schools or whether he would have a job. He never worried about whether or not the next paycheck would be in or whether or not he could feed his family. None of that. The one signature accomplishment from his years as governor of Massachusetts he can’t use because his opponent has already passed an almost carbon copy of it nationally while his own party wants to get rid of it. His only job has been at Bain, where he decimated the lives of many while fattening the pockets of his shareholders as well as himself. There is just no story.

    He has no purpose or rallying cry aside from, “You guys hate him, so do I so vote for me.” There is absolutely NOTHING! No one can tell us why he should be President. No damn one. Really, I don’t even think he knows. I don’t want people to think that I am being cocky, complacent or unknowing of the challenges and obstacles set upon us that lie ahead, but just look at that video above and tell me, Why is he their nominee and why would we want him as President of the United States? Because right now, I really don’t see it.

    HO-LY SHIT!!!!!! Ok, fuck the polls, newsmedia pundits, everyone etc. Look at Mitt. This reminds me of the debate between Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and H. Ross Perot. I mean, my God if he checked his watch, I wouldn’t be surprised. He is bad at voter outreach. He never really did this in Massachusetts, and you can tell. Which is why I am so happy that Barack Obama has rallies and town hall meetings with throngs of people. He really is in tune with people and has a sense of knowing a persons problems. Mitt Romney doesn’t have that and judging by his past campaigns, Mitt Romney CANNOT learn that.

    This is why polls and bullshit media punditry be damned, Mitt Romney is not going to get elected President of the United States. I just don’t see it. I saw it a little with John McCain……up until he chose Moosewoman as his VP. I saw it with GW Bush even. He played dumb hick you could relate to really well, rich lifestyle be damned. Reagan possessed it with his acting chops, Clinton possessed it well and when his ego is tempered, still can utilize it. Come on, can any of you name one President in the last thirty years that had that personality as witnessed above? Can you name a President that was either defeated or a presidential challenger defeated that was as compassionate, attentive, and dynamic as Barack Obama? Me neither.

    I just don’t see Mitt Romney winning. I’m saying this not as a partisan voter, but as a viewer of sorts. There is no story about him which makes people say, “He’s my choice.” He grew up in a rich, political family. He never lived really on his own without any aid from his parents. He never had to worry about unpaid bills or whether his kids would be able to go to the best schools or whether he would have a job. He never worried about whether or not the next paycheck would be in or whether or not he could feed his family. None of that. The one signature accomplishment from his years as governor of Massachusetts he can’t use because his opponent has already passed an almost carbon copy of it nationally while his own party wants to get rid of it. His only job has been at Bain, where he decimated the lives of many while fattening the pockets of his shareholders as well as himself. There is just no story.

    He has no purpose or rallying cry aside from, “You guys hate him, so do I so vote for me.” There is absolutely NOTHING! No one can tell us why he should be President. No damn one. Really, I don’t even think he knows. I don’t want people to think that I am being cocky, complacent or unknowing of the challenges and obstacles set upon us that lie ahead, but just look at that video above and tell me, Why is he their nominee and why would we want him as President of the United States? Because right now, I really don’t see it.

    HO-LY SHIT!!!!!! Ok, fuck the polls, newsmedia pundits, everyone etc. Look at Mitt. This reminds me of the debate between Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and H. Ross Perot. I mean, my God if he checked his watch, I wouldn’t be surprised. He is bad at voter outreach. He never really did this in Massachusetts, and you can tell. Which is why I am so happy that Barack Obama has rallies and town hall meetings with throngs of people. He really is in tune with people and has a sense of knowing a persons problems. Mitt Romney doesn’t have that and judging by his past campaigns, Mitt Romney CANNOT learn that.

    This is why polls and bullshit media punditry be damned, Mitt Romney is not going to get elected President of the United States. I just don’t see it. I saw it a little with John McCain……up until he chose Moosewoman as his VP. I saw it with GW Bush even. He played dumb hick you could relate to really well, rich lifestyle be damned. Reagan possessed it with his acting chops, Clinton possessed it well and when his ego is tempered, still can utilize it. Come on, can any of you name one President in the last thirty years that had that personality as witnessed above? Can you name a President that was either defeated or a presidential challenger defeated that was as compassionate, attentive, and dynamic as Barack Obama? Me neither.

    I just don’t see Mitt Romney winning. I’m saying this not as a partisan voter, but as a viewer of sorts. There is no story about him which makes people say, “He’s my choice.” He grew up in a rich, political family. He never lived really on his own without any aid from his parents. He never had to worry about unpaid bills or whether his kids would be able to go to the best schools or whether he would have a job. He never worried about whether or not the next paycheck would be in or whether or not he could feed his family. None of that. The one signature accomplishment from his years as governor of Massachusetts he can’t use because his opponent has already passed an almost carbon copy of it nationally while his own party wants to get rid of it. His only job has been at Bain, where he decimated the lives of many while fattening the pockets of his shareholders as well as himself. There is just no story.

    He has no purpose or rallying cry aside from, “You guys hate him, so do I so vote for me.” There is absolutely NOTHING! No one can tell us why he should be President. No damn one. Really, I don’t even think he knows. I don’t want people to think that I am being cocky, complacent or unknowing of the challenges and obstacles set upon us that lie ahead, but just look at that video above and tell me, Why is he their nominee and why would we want him as President of the United States? Because right now, I really don’t see it.

    • April 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Oops, didn’t mean to post the same paragraphs 3 times. I was trying to embed that youtube clip. Chips, could you help clean this up for me?

    • 96 SueBee
      April 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Look who Romney is meeting with! Not one Black, Asian, Latino American is in that group..NOTHING…There is no way he should win

  26. April 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    The outreach to Latinos today, has gotten great print Press across the Nation.
    However, cable tv has ignored it!

  27. 98 Tally
    April 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    ok – so I just got the “THANK YOU email fromm the dccc – here is my response:

    “You’re welcome. However. You will never receive another penny until you tell the candidates to all come out and say PUBLICLY >>

    “I SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND HAVE HIS BACK.”

    I will NOT send another completely dysfunctional Congress to DC.

    You either have his back, or you don’t. I will ONLY vote for those that DO. I am not alone.

    t”

    You guys also MUST GO READ AND SHARE THIS::::

  28. April 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Today Robney said, Obama should just suck it up and give up regular Golf Trips!

    Oh, come on Willard. He just gets Meaner by the Day!

    • April 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Why, is Willard going to give up his equestrian trials and Polo tournaments? How nice and patriotic of him to do so. /do I even need a damn snark tag for thatt.

    • 104 Linda
      April 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      I think he has played once this year….What is MittWitt talking about.

    • 105 lisalovesobama
      April 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      what? what is this fucker shitting now? I can’t even use the word “saying” or the term “talking about” because everything that comes out of his mouth is shit.

      • April 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

        He talks mad shit! A shit talker!

        • 107 lisalovesobama
          April 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

          sometimes I wonder how his breath smells, pretty unpleasant I would think with all the shit he’s got to spew. I wonder what his intestinal system is like? Instead of coming outta his ass the shit comes outta his mouth. That’s got to be pretty unpleasant.

          • 108 magapie
            April 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

            Yep, a combo smell of aquanet and cat shit. Lovely. And at WHAT POINT does the blatant, incessant, absurd and clumsy LYING reach critical mass? F**k me in the heart I cannot STAND IT..

    • 109 globalcitizenlinda
      April 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      this is called envy of a regular guy by the wealthy dude who cannot buy class.

      mitt the liar should just suck it up and give up his dancing horse appearing in the Netherlands today!

  29. 110 collegekay
    April 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Obama To GOP: Abide By Debt Limit Deal Or Else Face A Govt Shutdown Right Before The Election

    //…House Republicans pledged to cut more out of discretionary spending programs in the next fiscal year than they agreed to last summer. Facing a rebellion from House conservatives, budget committee chairman Paul Ryan and party leaders cut deeper, setting a ceiling for discretionary spending that’s $19 billion below the cap in the debt limit deal, and cuts domestic spending even further to finance greater-than-agreed-to funding for the Defense Department.

    //…The development sets up a confrontation between GOP leaders and their right-leaning rank and file members, who will rebel if Republicans blink and adhere to the debt limit caps. It could also force the GOP’s presidential nominee to choose between supporting his party’s conservatives, and abandoning them, fracturing his coalition.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/obama-to-gop-abide-by-the-debt-limit-deal-or-else.php?ref=fpa

    • 113 lisalovesobama
      April 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      who cares right now? why are people prognosticating about things that are 7 months away? They should be reporting the truth rather than wasting our time with this crap. Report what a stinking liar and amoral asshole Willard is, report on the outrageous mendacity of the reptard party, report on how repugs are big old hypocrites who worship the rich and sacrifice the poor. Flapping their fool gums about whether or not the election will be a “squeaker or a landslide” is pure absolute bullshit. Dumbasses.

  30. 115 globalcitizenlinda
    April 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Photograph 12 from top captured the flag of Ohio forming a halo around the head of President Obama. I bet the right-wingers will not like it one bit!


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