Wait a second am I first again, oh yeah today is going to be a great day.
Morning Proud, morning everyone
Thanks Chipstick you know how to make me feel special .
I love that picture. It shows the silly side of the Barack and Michelle.
Fisrt on a rainy Monday?
So close Mary, stay out of the rain!
Hmm..never seen this pic before – I love it Congratulations and Good morning to Maryl, ProudFormerWhiteHouseIntern, Chips and TOD!!
Good morning hopefruit
G’morning Proud – Happy Monday to you.
This has to go viral
I couldn’t agree more I’m definitely posting this on twitter.
I agree ranman11
The knuckleheads @ FOX NOISE & its ECHO CHAMBER can distort all they want. Once the people see it they will have to admit America is moving forward not backwards to 1952 or the “Guilded Age”. Like President Obama says don’t vote against the working people. Just ask Gov Scott Walker who is struggling with his recall in Wisconsin.
Good Morning TOD
Good morning everyone.
A question I posted from the last thread: How is it not treason when congressional leaders meet to plot and bring down a president thus the USA when there are two wars, and the country is undergoing economic and financial collapse? Please, someone tell me??
I don’t understand this, either, ranman. Why ISN”T it treason?
My mantra since 2008 – american fourth estate are truly fifth columnists. No wonder they side with the traitors.
It’s not treason because they are Republicans. They can do that kind of stuff.
Imagine how much farther ahead we would be if the Republicans had cooperated even a little bit. The first part of this video shows how traitorous they were to the American people by refusing to cooperate at all with the new administration. And I see I’m not first-the site was acting wonky on my computer.
“Contraception Cover ? Guaranteed”
Good Morning Chips, TODville & all the TOD-ShyOnes! I really think there is something WRONG with all you TODobots who have an allergy to sleeping. I’m talking to folks like, PFWHI, M1, OMF, Cheryl, Elle, Chips…..! Never mind that I wake up every two hours or so. At least I have the good sense to stay off line until … I can’t restrain myself any longer!
Ogh, BTW – Congrats guys! Have a wonderful Monday!
I need to get you an alarm clock that kicks you in the butt. GM vc.
GM, amk, special friend.
I NEVER use an alarm! I am one of those who has to wake naturally otherwise I pay with a headache that lasts for hours. Of course the end result is that I’m more awake than asleep when i should be sleeping, so I’m almost always tired. …Come to think of it, amk, a kick-butt alarm might be the very thing if it doesn’t come with sound. It’s the jarring sound that would do me in. Hmmm…..
. The clock is on it way.
Thanks in advance! I’m already perked up at the thought of a good night’s sleep, followed by a butt massage.
I hope not, because I like to think that I believe change is possible. What time is it where you are, or are you home?
Home. Almost 18:00 hrs. Nervous as a kicked cat about my son’s final school exams result due in 10 days.
… On second thoughts,I should have kicked that boy.
Ooooooh, 10 days is a long wait. If he has his mother’s brains he’ll be fine, amk.
See, that’s exactly the problem. The fucker takes after his dad.
Oh no? Oh well. Oh dear.
Hey. That’s an abuse I’ll not stand for.
(How is my poutrage ? Channeling Rachel… No the other one)
‘takes after his dad’
Poor thing. He had no choice. However, women are good at pivotal moments, rising to the occasion when family needs them. I’ll hang on to the thought that his mother’s latent genes rose to the occasion while son was being tested.
/ /putting hand to protect back of head and making a strategic retreat//
Seriously, hoping for excellent results!
I admit I am an insomniac. now are you happy!! I can now seek therapy for my condition
No need for therapy. The body will sleep when it has to. In the words of an old friend who always seemed to be running around at all hours of the day and night, ‘You miss a lot of living if you spend too much time sleeping’.
I am a student at Morgan State University which is about an hour or more away from my house, so I have to get up pretty early to make it to class on time. As far as TOD goes just like Starbucks I am addicted.
Hang in there, PFWHI, I suspect your year is almost over? My offspring here takes 11/2 to 2 hours to get to/fro university by bus one way. I love the fact that I don’t have to wake him up and he doesn’t use an alarm. I have respect for you both! His year finished a couple weeks ago, so now the decision is what’s happening for the summer.
Aww thanks VC! As for the summer it will be just as busy I’ll be working to make sure my boss stays in office.#444
I am Morgan alumnae, Go Bears.
Cool guess what they finally finished the quad and we have a shuttle now along with a brand new library.
An excellent, excellent campign vid. Can’t wait to see mittbot’s ‘but he is not american’ rebuttal vid.
Morning Chips. Fantastic ad to start the day. (of course I am about to start my gin & sprite moment).
WHAT AN AWESOME ACCOUNT…WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS ACCOMPLISHED…IT IS SIMPLY AMAZING…
FIREDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD UP….READY TO GO
Good morning, everyone. It’s my birthday today and I’m determined to find good news and focus on celebrating. The sun is shining (even though it’s 32 degrees) and I’m not letting anything get me down. So have a great day and enjoy each minute!!
Forgot the mention, the Forward video is terrific–it had me in tears! Already posted on FB and tweeted. It’s a must see.
Happy b’day jackie. Have a blast today. The ad is a perfect omen for your day.
Happppppppppppy Happyyyyyyyy…Jackie……have a Splendiffffffffffffffferous DAY….
IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU TODAY!…HA!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! Go Jackie, Go Jackie! Have a great one, luv.
Happy Birthday, JackieG. It’s your day God bless you.
The sun is shining here and it’s 80!
Happy Birthday Morning, JG!
Have you received your OTHER presents yet? Here is mine …. Listen all the way through.
Have a terrific day!
Oh, VC, this is great! It made me laugh and I love the line about “looking young.” At 68, that’s both a joke and a treat. And yeah, it’s the first of the day. Thank you so much. I’m sitting here with a goofy grin on my face.
YW, JG. I know the goofy grin feeling – I had a terrific TOD birth celebration last month. Enjoy every minute!
Happy Birthday! I am right behind you in September, 66 years young. May all your wishes come true.
Happy birthday, jackiegrumbacher, and many more!
Have a perfect day Jackie!!!!
Happy birthday, buddy!! Jackie, I always really enjoy your posts. So happy you’re on our side! Best of celebrations to you today and it all starts with cupcakes from POTUS!
Happy birthday, Jackie
May you have many, many, many, more!!!
Thank you, thank you, Chips. Who could ask for anything more?
Happy, happy birthday, Jackie!
Waving at ya from s/e PA — Happy Birthday, Jackie!!!!! Wow, in addition to being my “homie,” you share a birthday with my younger brother and one of my God-daughters!
May all your days be Blessed with Love, Peace and Joy!
That must mean we’re soulmates, Alycee. Thank you for the love.
Happy birthday Jackie, fellow Pennsylvanian. Hope this sunny day brings with it good happenings for you, and for our gorgeous Prez.
Happy Happy Birthday Birthday, jcakiegrumbacher, enjoy the day!
Ooo..h, PF, I love it. Started dancing around my computer chair. Thanks!
Happy Happy Birthday jackie! Have a wonderful day.
HOPE you have a very happy birthday Jackie.
BLESS YOU JACKIE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY…I HOPE IT’S WONDERFUL!…:)
Happy Birthday Jackie! May you have many many more and happy
Greetings to my TOD Family and our Wonderful Chips. I am just greeting the day. Really. It is a lovely day on the West Coast indeed.
But I had to stop and wish Jackie G. a beautiful special day. Happy Birthday, Jackie. Be gentle and as happy as you want today.HZ
(((((((((((((((((( A glass of red wine and candles tonight in your honor)))))))))))))))))
Happy Birthday Jackie!
Another great ad with Bill on obl raid.
MCLEAN, Virginia (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing endorsement of fellow Democrat Barack Obama in his first 2012 campaign appearance with the president on Sunday night, and helped him raise more than $2 million.
A white-haired and svelte Clinton, 65, pounded the podium and pointed at the crowd while addressing about 500 Obama supporters outside the Virginia home of his friend and Democratic adviser Terry McAuliffe.
“I think he’s done a good job,” he told the crowd in his signature raspy voice, warmly introducing the man who beat his wife, Hillary Clinton, to win the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination and then made her secretary of state. “We are going the right direction under President Obama’s leadership.”
Still don’t like Bill. I hope this is going to last and he will not turn tail and link up with the MSM later. Run off his mouth and hug the limelight telling them what he’d do if he was President.
I will never trust him again. Fortunately, rethugs are acting the sickest ever, so he knows which way to go, for all our sakes. Otherwise, every thing any good Democrat has done would be obliterated.
Bill Clinton is a loyal Democrat and he knows Mitt Romney would be a disaster for this country.
I will accept the changes he has made and just hope for the best. I know he is a loyal Democrat and always appreciated that about him.
Has anyone else seen this from our own AMK? It’s awesome:
CA Gov Brown : I’ve never seen a cooler, more reasoned, intelligent candidate and leader than Obama.— (@amk4obama) April 30, 2012
Thank you criquet. It was originally from our super poster, desertflower. I keep telling her she ought to get in the twitter game but she keeps shrinking like a desertflower. (psst, do desertflowers shrink ?)
Thanks for the info. Great find desertflower. It really needed to go viral.
So glad the TODers are on the job and excelling as usual.
We’ve gotta have an official Twitter day where everyone on TOP and maybe the whole Obotsphere pledges to get on Twitter. It’s so important. I think it may be just as important as registering voters and talking up the President to family and friends. It’s a game changer and we need as many Obot voices on Twitter as possible.
Great idea, next weekend is the start of the general election and the perfect time to cover the tweeter with pro tweets for President Obama.
Sonjia, I love this idea. Let us do it. Great. HZ
Dude:) !! I’ll pray that your son does well (I’m sure he will) if you just let me post the news delicious tidbits:) I may evolve! No shrinking flower here (I don’t have a Smartphone, for starters….to be Tweeting on the computer seems to defeat the purpose to me) Love you bunches, amk…not to worry about your son…if he’s as smart as you are, he’ll do fine..
Jackie, Jackie, Jackie!!!! Happy Birthday to YOU! Have a great day! You’re awesome….I see the President has given you goodies this morning already….cakes for breakfast! Yum!
You’re. Deal with it.
Thanks df. I’ll take all the prayers at this point.
S’rously though. It’s ubercompetitive here. You need to be in the top one percentile to get into a good engg. college. Daughter was a walk-through. Never know. Son surprised the heck out of us when he did pretty well two years back. Do miracles happen as often as lightening strike on one person ?If yes, we are good to go.
Wifey is having nightmares. She should have known better when she hitched up with me.
Yep. Indian and Indian-American scientists have a heck of a reputation in the U.S., especially since we tend to see the ones who are approaching genius level — or higher — here in America. Your top-tier universities have a lot of international recognition as well.
Love the way how he linked the thugs glenda, the pearl clutcher; rush, the racist and sean, the klannity to the rethugs. Loving every moment of the vid.
Yes, amk, this ad is really a winner. We need to send it far and wide.
Yes. It’s perfect. Get on it TOD’ers.
C-SPAn WJ will have the author of the book about the congressional leaders plotting against President Obama immediately after the inaugaration.
Presser at 2pm today! Be there or be square.
Is that the joint presser with Japanese head?
As usual, the WH Hyenas will ask question and try to embarrass the President, in front of the head of the Japanese government.
When will the ever learn, that the Presser is not about them, it’s about the 2 Nations and the Cooperation between them?
This is more like it campaign headquarters, show the ALL he has done and the promise of more to come. Brilliant start to the day.
I can never say it enough Chips, thanks so much for this wonderful site xxx
Thank you so much sheinfrance!
Is it really you, H?
Love the way the ad took the shots at rethugs early on and then the last few minutes were all about positive messaging about his presidency and what he wants for america. Whoever did this ad is a genius.
Best ad I’ve seen so far amk – exactly as you said, the way they highlight the contrast between PBO getting stuff done and the GOP’s endless obstruction is spectacular. A zinger. I’ve put it in the right sidebar, a place of honor!
Not to brag, (which I never do), I am a very good judge of ads and this one is among the top “1%”. Also. Too.
“Also. Too.” leaves me weeping every time. Seriously!
The only useful contribution to body politics by tundra twit.
‘I’ve put it in the right sidebar, a place of honor!’
Oh! That is even handier than my bookmarking it, as I said below. Lady, you sure know how to spoil us!
♪♪Ba-by, I’d ♪ be ♪ lost without yoooou!♪♪ I ♥ ♥ Chips, and I ♥ TODville! :lol
Perfect Place……. Chips…..and GM….
i posted the video on twitter and on my FB page
But, but, Howard Fineman declared last week that PBO is not going to run on his record! Well Mr. Fineman, what do you call THIS ad?
This campaign ad is simply riveting. Even as an Obot who is fairly attuned to this President’s achievements, I couldn’t help but be amazed at this outstanding record of accomplishment effectively produced into a 7-minute movie. Thanks Chips for posting!!!
What? Fineman’s “sources” (who exist in his head) were wrong again? So shocking!
Sybil is his main source. My daughter has a friend that is loco so we call her Sybil. Woman has about ten personalities and Sybil is the main one.
What the hell is wrong with Fineman? what caused him to do an about face on PBO? In 2008 he was very positive…now he is almost ALL negative and anti-Obama?
I couldn’t help but be amazed at this outstanding record of accomplishment effectively produced into a 7-minute movie.
Watching the video posted above by AMK:
MITT ROMNEY: Its not worth moving heaven and earth and spending millions of dollars just trying to catch one person!
However, they are doing the same DARN thing . . . spending MILLIONS (maybe billions) trying to get ONE person – PRESIDENT OBAMA – out of a job!
Oh, the hypocrisy!
Spot on, Marlz. Millions and millions just to get one person out. Fucking supremes.
BTW, that is a very good ad material too.
“Millions and Millions” (not true) to get america’s and world’s no. one enemy. Millions and Millions (true) to “get” the man, who got the other man. Play the mittbot’s words as a bottom scroll.
It would also make a good tweet, Marlz.
I tried to condense it here –
It’s not worth…$millions trying to catch 1 man, bin Laden, (@Mitt) but spending MILLIONS/billions to derail PRESIDENT OBAMA & USA is a-okay.— Vick C. (@sonamie) April 30, 2012
Thank you VC!
My absolute pleasure.
In the meantime Arianna Huffington just went on CBS defending Mitt against the new Obama ad implying that Mitt would not have gone after Bin laden. Arianna scolded the President and said he had no way of knowing if Mitt would or could. What a liar she is, the President was right to mock huffington poop at the whcd the other night. I’m glad the President is talking about his accomplishments, I plan to rub the oppositions face in them, every chance I get.
THE REPUBS HAVE UNDERESTIMATED THE PRESIDENT….
In other words, MJ, Arianna just went on a national tv network and confirmed that she’s a Republican working to unseat the president and prop up Rombot. Any illusion held in any emprog mind that she is progressive or independent is now a joke, if it wasn’t already. She can make no claims to be impartial in her negative coverage of PBO. She’s declared it now–she’s working for Mitt.
Too bad they didn’t confront her, or ask her why she’s always talking against the President when she’s supposed to be a “progressive”. I love how PBO got her Sat. night! It was a beautiful sight to see
You read my mind
Out of his own mouth he said that it was not feasible to spend all that money to go after one man. What more does she want? Reading is fundamental Arianna. Reading and understanding. She’s angry because the President called her out. Pay for your sources, stop linking and not paying for articles. She is a liar and a thief. Both goes together, if you lie you will steal.
Perfect, Marlz. That’s exactly what they’re doing. Hundreds of millions just to satisfy their little racist souls and replace the best president in a century with a robot. At the Saturday women’s rally, a state Democratic senator said, “when you go to vote in November, don’t look at the president and compare him to God, compare him to the alternative.” Got a lot of applause. Our president has worked miracles, but he isn’t God. The alternative is so ugly and destructive, it’s unthinkable.
” Our president has worked miracles, but he isn’t God.”
No, but the alternative sure in hell is Satan !
Well as you know , “the pundits on TV ” have told us that PBO can’t run on his record and as DPrick Cheney has said been an unmitigated disaster so the above video is snark right ????? Snark !!!!!
WOW!! That video is awesome.
OMG, I can’t breathe. That campaign ad is freakin awesome. This short video speaks volumes. It’s positive and it merely states the facts. It is a repudiation of the Republican Party obstruction, lies and distortions. And most importantly, it is an indictment of the media for not doing their job of educating and informing the American people with the facts. Just imagine the number of Americans who will see this video and say ‘GEE, I DIDN’T KNOW PRESIDENT OBAMA DID THAT”. Too many Americans are clueless about President Obama’s accomplishments because the MSM spends their time carrying water for and being intimidated by the GOP. But that is about to change big time. The media firewall takes a hit. The facts are breaking through in spite of them and it’s a thing of beauty.
He can run on his record and will, it’s the House Democrats I am afraid of.
It’s “you are with us or against us” moment for them. Fuck’em if they aren’t.
10:45: President Obama delivers remarks at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference.
11:40: Holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Noda of Japan.
12:45: Holds a working lunch with Prime Minister Noda of Japan.
1:45: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Kansas City, Missouri.
2:00: PBO holds a press conference with Prime Minister Noda of Japan.
3:20: Michelle Obama speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters in Colorado Springs.
4:00: Michelle Obama arrives at Albuquerque International Airport where she will be greeted by service members and their families from New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base.
4:30: Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a fundraiser in Albuquerque covered by a print pooler.
5:00: Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games.
6:00: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Munster, Indiana.
8:40: Michelle Obama will arrive at Tucson International Airport where she will be greeted by youth volunteers at Tucson Village Farm.
9:10: Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a campaign event in Tucson.
OMG. . . That FORWARD video is awesome! . . . what a video. . . I have watched it about three times. This has to go viral!
All positive and all facts! Thank you President Obama.
Willard is a hollow prop put up to run a losing campaign.
LOL! Juan Williams pimping Condi Rice. A game changer, as he put it.
Why are Democrats so afraid of Condi?
Do they think that the AA vote and the women vote would then shift to Robney?
1. Condi is not running – she said she’s not interested. Bush is her husband and she’s not prepared to cheat on him with Willard.
2. Dems aren’t afraid of her, and AA/women would not vote for her.
3. Karl Rove would never put Condi on the ticket when Romney’s only shot at winning is to stoke racial fears against PBO.
I especially agree with #3.
And I like #1. She called him that and corrected herself. Who knows, maybe he was. and #3 is spot on. I think they will have to dress a broom stick and set that up as the VP candidate; or better yet bring Sarah Moose back. We could use some word salad and also, too some winks. I know the horny-flaccid-old white-men of the GOP will love to ogle her.
She really called Bush her husband? Lol.
Yes she did. I am going to go to my friend google and she if I can find it. Maybe it’s not there or anywhere. But I will try.
I am back from Googleland. Yes she did say that at a dinner party in DC. Then the wife left and went to the Mayflower hotel where her SS agents were seen. And, that’s the reason why Miss Condi was always out of the country. The wife insisted on that. Where there is a hint of a rumor something is always there. I used to read the rags in my younger days and found that to be true.
When Condi was appointed SOS by GWB on tv she called him my husband. I almost fell off my chair.
Tell Juan and Krystal Ball that!
They already know. They’re just filling up idle air time to earn their paychecks.
But what will Miss Ann say?
Ask Wolf Blitzer. He seems to think that Ms. Ann is his sister from another mister.
Maybe she is, never can tell.
And she’s said no in the most forceful terms, as if she’d rather shoot herself than be the candidate. She almost screamed “no!” the last time she was asked. And you’re right, her loyalty was to W, for some reason, and she loves her much calmer life at Stanford.
“Condi is not running – she said she’s not interested. Bush is her husband and she’s not prepared to cheat on him with Willard”.
Ha Ha he he very funny, hopefruit2 I love it.
Futhermore, Condi is not prepared to defend her LIES about the Iraq War.
Besides, Willard is courting the female Senator Kelly Ayotte
If people won’t vote for an AA man why the hell would they vote for a AA female. There are republicans who are just racist and don’t want any AA close to the presidency. Besides, I wish Rmoney would pick Condi, the national security advisor who ignored the threat of Bin Laden to use planes to fly into buildings. Condi DID NOT KEEP AMERICA safe the FIRST TIME why would she keep us safe NOW?
Another uncle tom peddling aunt whatshername. Asshole.
Of course, I meant juan, jovie. I don’t want you pissed at me. Evah.
Mr. Car Elevator and Ms. Ferragamos would make a lovely pair. Shaking in our boots on that one, you betcha.
I don’t think Condi would play well in PA and Ohio or any rustbelt state. Fairly or not, she has an “elitist” air about her that does nothing to soften the Rombot. Joe Biden is the working guy or gal’s VP. He speaks everybody’s language, relates easily to people of all walks of life and is a ball of energy that excites people. As smart as Condi is, Biden would make mincemeat out of her in a debate. She’s never had to campaign for office and it isn’t a talent you can learn on the job. Biden can dish it out and he can take it. Condi’s never had that kind of challenge. And think of how many anti-women tropes Condi would have to swallow to run with the Bot. She’s a Republican, but she never struck me as a Tea Party loony. That would be a whole lot of soul-selling on her part.
Condi will not run because she does not want to be subjected to questions about her role in the Iraq war. She strikes me as someone who would not be able to take the digging into her private life that would be sure to follow. She found out that she wasa 40% white last night on PBS. To white America she is black. No matter her success she will not appeal to the southern whites. And Rush woud have a field day with her, calling her all kinds of names althjough she is GOP.
Condeleeza Rice is an intelligent woman who is more than qualified to run as a VP pick. I wouldn’t say she has an elitist air about her, I think she is just a private person. Condi would certainly hold her own with VP Biden and although Condoleeza may not have run a campaign for office, she certainly had serious challenges in her past that she overcame. I respect her for that.
That said, I do not for one minute believe Condeleeza would not lower herself to be on Romney’s ticket. I agree that she would be intolerant of an anti-woman agenda and she would not subscribe to a tea-party mentality.
Besides all that, I think Condi voted for PO in 2008 and she will do it again in 2012. Just like Colin Powell who I think did the same (vote PO).
Oh, let’s see, Jovie, where have we heard that term “game changer” before about a female presidential candidate. And that worked out so well, didn’t it? Just throw a woman at the electorate and they’ll lap it right up and forget about that danged war on women. Women are dumb clucks anyway, according to the GOP playbook.
President Obama’s top energy and environmental officials are casting their work as a core piece of White House efforts to boost the economy while using rough-and-tumble language to parry Republican attacks.
Four speeches over four days by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s signal a political all-hands-on-deck approach to defending the White House’s economic record ahead of the 2012 elections.
Perfect ad the only one that needs to be used for the next six months just make 6 videos from this amazing one. I Iove it.
Watching Robert Draper on C-SPAN Washington Journal the author of “Do Not Ask What Good We Do” which exposed the GOP’s plan on inauguration night to basically obstruct everything Pres. Obama tried to do. They had already decided before Jan. 20th, 2009 that they were going to do everything within their power to derail an Obama Presidency.
He’s very interesting to listen to. Points out how the teaparty freshmen came in, emasculated Boehner, and dragged the party so far to the right that other members of congress on the right and left were left shocked at how divisive the group became. He points out how weak Boehner is and how Boehner can’t even punish the teabaggers for being so pig headed. He also talks about Cantor rallying the teabaggers in a potential mutiny against Boehner during the debt ceiling debate. Very enlightening and frightening stuff about these band of republicans. Point blank; they’re insane and we cannot; we must not let them win in November.
I was a bit disappointed when he said that the House Democrats were initially angry with PBO because they felt he was “giving away the store” to the GOP. I’m thinking of all people, the house Dems should have known better – unlike them who are only appealing to their narrow districts, the President is governing a country and also had to deal with the senate where he had an extremely marginal majority filled with Blue Dog Senators like Blanche Lincoln and Landrieu.
I’m thinking it must have been a select few house Dems who were angry and we always saw them on TEEVEE (E.g., Anthony Weiner, Alan Grayson and Dennis Kucinich!) Interestingly, the first two are no longer in office, and the third just got primaried! Hmm…
He meat healthcare!
Same difference. The loudest cacklers during the HCR debate, namely Grayson, Weiner and Kucinich are no longer in office.
And the prob with Draper and his book is that he “embedded” with mostly repubs (almost all, in fact) and the few Dem “deep thoughts” came from those who were critical of PBO, such as Eldridge Cleaver and the CBC. Other than revealing the inauguration day “coup” meeting, the majority of the book seems to represent (haven’t read) opinions from those opposed to Obama, doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive overview.
And some of the callers to c span——yikes! Low information voters indeed. Clueless beyond belief. Must get every speck of their news from Rush and FOX. They are damaged. Wow.
Your last paragraph speaks for itself. Karma used to affect your children or your children’s children. Not anymore. Karma comes right back and kick you in the ass. That is why I try to live a good clean life. Do good, good will follow you.
UT, I agree on that 100%.
Good morning everyone.
Fabulous video. This is why I can not understand how the right and naysayers can say the President has done nothing in four years. Have they lived under a rock for the past 4 years or better yet 12 years.
I am all for “Forward”.
Chipsticks, I hope you’re girding your loins for when Manchester City demolishes Manchester United today. Gird your loins woman. Gird your loins.
If I girded my loins any more, UT, they’d spontaneously combust. I actually feel physically ill about tonight. I’ve had a premonition that ****ing ****ing ****er Tevez will get the winner.
Really ut ? 5th place talking trash about 1st place ?
@ chips. yeah, of course, ut is right.
I’ve been so caught up in nattering away that I forgot to say “THANKS” for bringing the awesome FORWARD video to our attention, Chips! I’ve bookmarked it for use periodically in the future. Whenever I need to spice up a tweet or two i’ll know where to easily find it. You must have radar to good pictures and videos!!!! Thanks.
We-ll, better later than not at all, O-KAY??
Excuses, excuses. Where have I heard that before ?
Btw- Spain slips back into recession because of austerity. That’s 2!
This is actually good talking points, for our side!
Good morning everyone !
NONE OF THE INFORMATION BROADCAST IN THIS ‘FORWARD’ VIDEO WOULD MEAN A THING IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING PRESIDENT AMERICA HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH…ALL MUST REMEMBER THIS AT THE VOTING BOOTH WHERE IT REALLY COUNTS…FANTASTIC VIDEO…I HOPE IT’S AIR DROPPED ON EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN AMERICA! MAY GOD DEEPLY BLESS OUR PRESIDENT!
Exactly Sue. The Man. The Message. Perfect twofer. (It’s a trifecta if you include Joe Biden).
Boehner is weak. Seriously weak. During GOP freshmen orientation, 83 out of 87 teabaggers had already decided to vote against raising the debt ceiling. Even after they were educated about the ramifications to the country, the economy, and the global market, they were fine with it as long as Pres. Obama was screwed over. What did Boehner do? He went into his office, smoked several cigarettes, and shrugged his shoulders. Who the hell does that? Draper’s book is good and his appearance on C-SPAN Washington Journal is enlightening and frightening.
gee, you think we’ll see robert draper on the teevee as much as we saw/still see jodi kantor and her constant digs at the obamas? yea, i’m not holding my breath either.
Thanks for your great updates ut. Unfortunately, I missed most of the interview and will have to watch a rebroadcast. But I was wondering if Robert Draper made any comments about the fact that the Republicans said they would focus on jobs jobs jobs, but their first bill was about abortion. It was social issues and not jobs. 2011 was a disaster for the country with the GOP in the House.
He commenting on Cantor saying they would focus on the economy and how Alan West was outraged that one of the first things they wanted to do was pass a law about ” In God we Trust ” and West went on the floor of the House and apologized to his District for such nonsense.
Here’s a question, What would Nancy Pelosi have done? She would have got the job done, like a real Speaker should have. We all know that Boehner is afraid of Canter and the tea party members. But I want all those who didn’t think it was worth the effort to go vote in 2010 remember who help put Boehner and those do nothing radical hateful Republicans in charge in 2010. And let’s not forget all those who wanted to send the President and Democrats a message because things were not improving fast enough, or they weren’t getting the things they wanted done done. If we all had look at the big picture and keep the House along with the Senate in control of the Democrats this economy would be further along. What did those people gain by sending those messages in 2010?
Anniebella, you nailed it! We have to work hard to give President Obama a cooperative Congress for his second term. Just re-electing him isn’t enough, even though it’s our prime consideration. It felt marvelous yesterday to mark my OR primary ballot for President Obama, but I took the time to vote in all the down ticket races, too.
Does anyone know why the 2009 Dems did not focus on both jobs and healthcare? I know the stimulus did address jobs, states keeping teachers, fire fighters, police employeed, state shovel ready jobs etc., but more emphasis on getting businesses to hire people. I know that President Obama and the DEMs were working their butts off to prevent another depression which they did but like someone mentioned, most of the american people just don’t know how close we were to a collapse. That is why I don’t get Howard Fineman’s anti-Obama diggs, he was the one person who keeps saying how PBO prevented another Depression yet he seems against whatever the president does.
WOW! The Forward vid is a total knockout. Love the whole thing. It’s strong and uplifting and right on point. THANK YOU to all the folks whose creativity and thoughfulness put that together, including all donors to OFA.
A billionaire is building an exact replica of Titanic. Last time this was done it was called the Bush administration.— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) April 30, 2012
What a waste of money..
There is a new show on HGTV called ” Million Dollar Rooms ” which showcases the gross extravagance of the wealthy…….
Fucking egomaniacs. I really hope democracy everywhere wakes the fuck up for what it has become lest it goes the way of communism.
I know, I watch HGTV and I see the disparity between the middle class and the ubber wealthy. MTV Cribs and My Super Sixteen Birthday of all these super rich people who spend millions on “things” and spoil their kids with extravagent birthday parties and we can’t feed, house or educate most of the people in this country because these people demand a low tax rate?
“There is a new show on HGTV called ” Million Dollar Rooms ”
I refuse to watch it for the exact reason you gave. Especially during a time that we are still working through a recession.
@HumanityCritic Bush killed Bin Ladin by going forward in time while Obama was in the past causing the financial crisis #GOPtheories— rootless (@rootless_e) April 30, 2012
Perfect CD by the fucking media.
Let us answer this question, if bin Laden were killed under G.W. Bush watch and G.W. were running for re-election, would the Republicans talk about the killing of bin Laden? A idiot could answer that question with no problem.
As someone said, Mt Rushmore will have a makeover. Thank FSM.
The last couple of days cnn has had whining headlines about: “gop says PBO politicizing bin laden death” & today: “Is White House over selling the death of bin laden?” cnn is doing their part to tamper down the Victory. I’m thinking those in New York, New Jersey, D.C. & Pennsylvania don’t think so..and everyone else personally devasted by 9Freaking11. And, most of those in the Military except the gary steins.
Okay, Good Morning, everyone! Chips, jackiegrumbacher quietly slipped in that comment about her birthday, but I feel a little mondaymorning cake and ice cream, or cupcakes coming on!
UhOh, go to work, Pamela, Chips is ON IT, like Seamus on the rooftop! No, wait, that. Isn’t what it sounds like, I meant, oh oh, vc, can you help me out here…. I better to to work now!
Refresh button, what refresh button?
Pamela, Monday is always a good day for celebrating. Otherwise, it’s just too darn hard to get through. You have the best ideas, though. Cake and ice cream sound good, although I’ve already had my cupcakes delivered by my beautiful president, per Chips. Sigh!
Happy Birthday Jackie. For your pleasure, Manchester City is going to beat the crap out of Chipstick’s team Manchester United. Please enjoy that potential victory and oh……gorge on some cake, drinks, and food of course. And dance, dance, dance.
The Draper segment was good……but some of those callers…especially from the South….
And we all know that if the roles were reversed those callers would be crying treason. I plan to read the Draper Book. It is clearly an indictment of the Republican Party obstruction. There was never a chance for bipartisanship. The wave of Tea Party members were not fit to be government officials. Most of them didn’t understand basic economics. It’s remarkable that the GOP had to bring in a former treasury official to explain to the freshmen the impact of the debt limit debate. Meanwhile, they took their oath of office and immediately took another pledge to Grover Norquist to never raise taxes.
I think taking a “pledge” to someone who is not elected is teason. Their only pledge is to THIS COUNTRY!
I guess it’s my trun for WordPress to act up. Whatever, wordpress, WHATEVER!!!
Just to let you know, isonprize is FIERCE when it comes to finding out information about my president. FIERCE!!
CBS This Morning @CBSThisMorning
”On Obama’s campaign ad using bin Laden, @ariannahuff: To turn this into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do.”
Okkkkkkkk the ad was the truth, he did say that….but it is one the most despicable thing to do according to the fraud Huffington.
Oh I’m sure if the mission had failed, the GOP would have never mention it, ever! *roll eyes*
Did she mention all the lies Romney and his campaign have been saying about the President?….Ok I didn’t so.
-He made the economy worst….LIE.
-He’s weak on foreign policies…LIE
-The President saved the auto industry because he followed Romney let Detroit go bankrupt advice?…LIE
-He’s a failure….LIE
And so on………
So this is not despicable at all….nooooo….
OMG I can’t stand that woman.
I have a feeling that the fraud didn’t appreciate what the President said about her on Saturday…….
Me too. Link that Arrianna, ya Romney tool.
She is mad POTUS called her out for not paying her employees.
She’s still mad he savaged her. Trying to swiftboat him.using one of his greatest achievements against him. Can’t stand that bitch.
She is pouting …what a baby
She’s a Republican – and as deranged as those RWNJs we see and hear everyday on FOX, REDSTATE, etc. Her gig is up (or will soon be) and she knows it. She’s been exposed for the FRAUD that she is, so her true colors are gushing out!
Remember this from last year ? He calls out Huffington Post…..
thanks for that! never saw it before and now one of my favorite PBO videos. perfect summation of everything he does and should be required viewing at any pure progressive site. what a great leader!
Commander-in-Chief-Teacher…..I hope those young journalist people will heed his advice because it is sage advice. Journalist while doing their job should neither be Republican, Democrat, nor any “party” affiated……they should be independent minded only.
Come on we know the Huff Puff witch didn’t like what POTUS said at the WHCD, and we knew she was going to have something to say. Every single one of us know that Arianne Huff Puff don’t like this President, so to “Hell” with her . Let’s let things like her make us work harder to re-elect President Obama. FIRE US UP. AND GET READY TO GO.
I was surprised she was not there sitting with her BFF friends Newt and Baba WahWah.
This as is brilliant. I got chills up my spine when the OBL breaking news music started.
Oh I love that new Obama campaign video. It’s great.
I hope they GOP keep complaining about it so that the the so-called liberal media will show it on every news station….our president is so devious that way…hahahahaha.
Obama campaign video is most comprehensive effort yet to push back against Romney's mass-amnesia strategy: wapo.st/Io2H72— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) April 30, 2012
Good on Greg Sargent. Thanks amk.
The right wing fake outrage of the week is now set: CONSERVATIVES R BEING UNFAIRLY SILENCED BY THE TWITTERZ!!1eleven— Charles Johnson (@Lizardoid) April 30, 2012
Remember Charles Johnson is an ex-repub. Like John Cole.
No kidding, fake outrage……they are bullies,…
@BarackObama has shown us that under his leadership we have taken historic steps FORWARD & must not go back. #Obama2012 youtu.be/1WbQe-wVK9E— (@utaustinliberal) April 30, 2012
Hey Chips. A lot of tweetarti is swooning over RM’s sunday show. I wanna see it. Chop, chop, chop.(Yes, that’s the AH in me)
RM video from yesterday: http://www.politicususa.com/rachel-maddow-war-on-women.html
MSNBC after party photos
Is it an “imaginary” #WaronWomen when the House #GOP has introduced 30+ bills to limit women’s reproductive health care?— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) April 26, 2012
If women don’t come on board they are just stupid. That should be the slogan “GOP says there’s no war on women, you obviously think we’re stupd”
Diane Keaton was just on Today praising Obama, said she doesn’t understand how anyone could not love him, he’s so charming etc. Lauer asked if she had met him. She said she had never mingled with him, but she would LOVE to mingle with him. (I think we can relate)
I saw her with her go-to-church hat Saturday night. She wants to mingle, so do we. We have first dibs though.
Field workers for President Obama’s reelection campaign are working to train volunteers on new voter identification laws in states like Wisconsin, Florida, and Ohio. Although Democratic groups have challenged several of these laws for contributing to a partisan effort to prevent the turnout of minority voters, Obama’s campaign officials say they are organizing around the assumption that the laws will be in full effect in November, just in case.
That is the smart way to go about it, as I knew they would.
thinkprogress TODAY: 1 World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in New York pic.twitter.com/ZbSnOpPy
3 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite
Kind of fitting on the year anniversary of Bin Laden killing….
A section of that building should be named after President Obama. We know if Dubbya had found and killed Bin Laden, that would be no brainer!
That would be nice…but figure the odds:)
The Obama machine is in full “Mad Max” mode, they are kicking ass and taking names. They have totally bypasssed the mainstream media and are taking the message straight to the people. You all should have heard “Morose Joe” this morning trying to make fun of President Obama’s “Forward” campaign theme. This entire week should be heaven for Team Obama, can’t wait until Saturday for the campaign kickoff.
Whiners. I notice a different tone to PBO’s campaign, and I like it. I like it A LOT! He has every right to run on his accomplishments, and he’s not being shy. I like the “in your face” facts. Wonderful. powerful, truthful.
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have to learn to tweet! Somebody tweet that for me. Dress it up and tweet it, please.
Exactly Don, that FORWARD campaign ad will blow a huge hole in the media firewall. That’s why Joe is whining and crying like a baby. That’s the Republican Party for ya they can’t question the facts so they make outlandish claims and resort to personal attacks. While President Obama was governing, they were obstructing. They got nothin and they know it and so do more and more Americans.
Yeah, anybody who wants to wallow in the gutter would not like going FORWARD.
@ariannahuff Ohhhhh, Obama kicked your corrupted soul on TV and now you're going to double down on your help to Romney. Karma is coming.— BWD (@theonlyadult) April 30, 2012
How did you get that “Forward” thing on your twitter? It’s so cool.
@ariannahuff Thanks Arianna, enjoyed meeting you too at WHCD. Lovely photo of you on your Twitter page. Was it taken in the 1970s?— Snark Knoller (@SnarkKnoller) April 30, 2012
Lol in the 70′s..
From Crooks/Liars…I had to laugh.
“I asked my dad if I could borrow $20,000 so I could start a business, and he said, “Son, when did you start drinking hand sanitizer?”
lolololololololol that was hysterical.
The game is on! Wow, loved that video. He’s accomplished so much and could have done so much more if this GOP congress had a soul. This is truly a fight for the soul of this country and he’s got mine. Good work Mr. President. I’m in!!!
Snark K. has started his day
Obama will be driven to Hilton, cost of gas to tax payer: $76.22. Pres Bush always made his own way to Hilton. twitpic.com/9fn6z8— Snark Knoller (@SnarkKnoller) April 30, 2012
Yeah, I think GWB always peddled his way around the country on his bicycle.
This is how they roll…http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/29/fresh-debt-scandal-rocks-minnesota-republican-party/
The financial troubles of the Republican Park of Minnesota first came to light a week ago, when it was reported that the party had been served with an eviction notice after failing to pay $111,000 in rent at its St. Paul headquarters over the past year.
Now it seems as though the debt problem may go even deeper than initially realized, with state regulators and a watchdog group investigating whether a fake company was created to keep additional debt stemming from the 2010 gubernatorial recount off the party’s books.
The potential scandal came to light this winter, when a man named George Fraley received a certified letter from a Republican attorney, addressing him as the CEO of a company called Count them All Property Inc. and billing him for over $219,000 in legal fees.
According to the Star Tribune, Fraley had no connections to the Republican Party, had never heard of the company, and had no idea how he had come to be listed as its CEO.
Regulators have since determined that “in the last two years, Count Them All Properly has listed two CEOs, both of whom say they have never heard of the company. Count Them All Properly has no corporate office, no phone number and no website. It does, however, have roughly $500,000 in debt, mostly to recount lawyers.”
Both Daniel Puhl, a former RNC administrator who incorporated the company in December 2010, and Mary Igo, a long-time GOP activist who has been listed as CEO since Fraley’s name was removed, deny knowing anything about the company’s peculiar history.
“It is legitimate,” Igo claims “It was not a hiding opportunity for debt.”
Igo acknowledges that she was asked to head Count Them All Properly when it was initially created but will not say who recruited her or who is currently on the board of directors.
Lie, cheat, steal party.
Sounds like the MN GOP is taking lessons from ENRON, just create a bunch of businesses to hide your debt. If you have not seen “The Smartest Guy In The Room”, it’s a must see on how corrupt this company was during the Bush Administration with the blessing of Dick-head Cheney.
Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack of condemnation from Republican congressional leaders or other major party figures, including the remaining presidential candidates.
It’s not that the GOP leadership agrees with West; it is that such extreme remarks and views are now taken for granted.
I learned my lesson yesterday, I’m not sure what was the diary about but there was a link to DK….it’s the only time I go there, if I see a link on TOD or Twitter….soooo…I read the diary and looked at the others on the REC list.
So I read another diary, (I think it’s the one that you just posted) the title was positive, the article was positive anyway….but then I started to read the comments.
Some were good but some were vile….One is particular who called PO insane……the Greenwald/FDL minions are back in force over there.
I will never read the comments over there again….it upsets me for nothing.
I’ll only read an article if the link is from TOD and that’s it….no more of that…Marcos made his choice, it’s open house for these losers….the hell with that place.
Hi ChristiMTL, my heart goes out to the good people still trying to battle away at DK, and there are plenty of them. But they still seem to be swamped by the Firebaggers, who get more bitter with every passing day. Ugly people.
Here’s a good one from TPV:
“forward” is the state motto of wisconsin. hopefully that video will be popular there to help in their upcoming recall of criminal governor.
Unfortunately, we’ve gone backward under Walker and his minions.l
Who’s vile???? NSFW
Hey, TOD family. I am so stoked and fired up by the Forward video and campaign. The media and GOP have been caught flat footed. They don’t know what the hell to say so they are doing their best to ignore it. What idiots. The American people won’t ignore it. I love how POTUS showcased the GOP and their obstructionism. The words came from their own mouths. Ha.
Christie is hitting the trail for Walker. This only helps the Republican base- there! But, he already has the Republicabs voting for him, 94% approval amongst Republicans. SMH!
Poor Wanker, he picked someone who probably can’t walk more than a few feet. I hope Wanker has a strong back. hahahahaha
I guess Howard Finneman’s sources were wrong. Love the Forward video. I shared with all my friends and asked that they do the same.
Heads up eveyone:
I watched this yesterday. It was posted on a local AZ blog. She’s got this…..:) AND she can sing!
desertflower are you trying to tell us something? are you…are you and your husband…..expecting?
they probably are not friends….wow,…what does that mean….
now that The Obama /Clinton camps….are working together….she has to say something nasty…sometimes i think these things a personal….
What a great video to come home to; PBO’s greatest hits.
There are even more under-the-radar, out-reach initiatives that affect every group directly or indirectly. Furthermore, the various agencies and departments are working more effectively (FEMA and the Interior dept, just love Salazar, are two major standouts). Too bad we have to wait until November, 6 months of outrageous lies and foolishness to wade through.
Just got home; off to read the comments and catch-up on all of the goodies.
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