163 Responses to “Mitt’s Mendacity….”


  1. 31 kasai
    May 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Am i first?

  2. 32 desertflower
    May 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    :) Have to watch this….Congrats, Ms. Tally!

  3. 33 kasai
    May 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    :-( No u didn’t Tally…….been trying like for 1000000yrs

  4. 34 kasai
    May 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    LOL…My friend thinks I am on a porn site..hehehehe..Lord have mercy…Chips…see my reputation is going to__

  5. 35 pinkbunny92
    May 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Grrrrr can’t stand that phony lying asshat Romney!!!

    Evening All!! :-)

    • May 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      LOL! He’s a big fat liar. Just watch. The MSM will go deaf, dumb and blind about his lying until AFTER the election.

    • 37 Ladyhawke
      May 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Facts to Mitt Romney are like garlic to a vampire. If his lips are moving he’s lying. Anyone who lies with such ease and so consistently is morally bankrupt and dangerous. He is the perfect person to be the nominee of the Republican Party. They deserve each other.

    • 38 anniebella
      May 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      That’s the Republicans choice. A sorry one and they won’t say it in public, but behind closed doors they know Romney is a disgrace. And if there are any decent Republicans out there who don’t like what their party have become, they ought to not vote for Romney, or vote for President Obama.

      • 39 anniebella
        May 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        Honestly how can you trust Mitt Romney? He is telling them that he is a severely conservative, and his past doesn’t show that to be true. But now he is trying to change once again. How can you trust Mitt Romney?

        • 40 57andfemale
          May 5, 2012 at 12:26 am

          He’s not moderate. that was the biggest lie of all, playing moderate to win in MA. He turned hard right almost immediately as soon as he was Governor. He was very unpopular by the end of his term.

          We have to be very careful on the meme that he won’t be exactly what he said on the primary campaign trail. The swing voters and the whiny left will be content to think that he’ll actually be moderate and in the case of the whiny left, there “won’t be any difference.” Romney would fulfill every dream Grover Norquist and the Koch Bros. ever had. To think he would stand up to anyone and be moderate is an absurd assumption. We need to make sure that everyone we talk to understands that this is a very, very dangerous man.

          • 41 anniebella
            May 5, 2012 at 4:47 am

            All I know is Mitt Romney is a flat out liar and he is someone you can not trust, and I hope the rest of the country sees that.

  6. 42 jackiegrumbacher
    May 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Good for you, Tally, you’re #1.

  7. 43 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Shared the following with the Professor ….

    And, Chips, unless you have a few 1000 naughty mats ready to deploy, you might want to reconsider that photo :D :D :D :D :D

    I think us guys might just need to watch the videos and exit this particular thread :D :D

    #PRESSON

  8. 49 kasai
    May 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    LOL Bob…i don’t know what Chips is up to…She’s all out of naughty mats..

  9. 50 amk for obama
    May 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    We will be documenting your lies and promoting the truth. Every night.

    Yesss.

  10. 51 hopefruit2
    May 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Oh dear…MSNBC is back on their stupid Friday night programming. “Click.” Then tomorrow folks will be getting all upset with Chris and Melissa on Twitter!

    • 52 ChristiMTL
      May 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Not watching them…..I don’t want to start my day in a bad mood, especially tomorrow, can’t wait for the rally! It’s going to be awesome.

      • 53 0388jojothecat
        May 5, 2012 at 2:00 am

        I won’t watch the juvie’s of MSNBC get on and complain and whine about the president.

    • 55 isonprize
      May 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      well, I think MED is awesome, sometimes… He was hanging with the Corny and Travesty duo for a while a few months ago. I think he saw the light when a bunch of folks started calling out those two on their nonsense. MED caught that drift and reconsidered his rhetoric.

      • 56 nospin
        May 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        I know right. I STILL give him the side eye.

        He got real when he saw that Corny and Travest lost all credibility in the black community when they fell off the rails after they drank the haterade.

    • 57 Mel
      May 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      I like Michael Dyson he is a very smart intellectual person , he is always with martin Bashir.

    • 58 anniebella
      May 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Get rid of Melissa H. Perry, and give Prof. Dyson a Msnbc show. And Up with Hayes can go too.

    • 59 anniebella
      May 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Almablanca, I agree 100%. Bravo Mr. Dyson. You put that lying Mitt Romney in his place.

  11. May 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Prof. Dyson did a great job covering for Big Ed :-)

  12. May 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Oh no—email box is flooded again—–nothing is checked now—– still rolling in by the dozens——this is maddening!

    • 64 amk for obama
      May 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      That’s too bad. Only thing left now is to go to web mail and mark one of the mails as spam. It will get dumped in spam box, which will get cleaned up automatically.

    • 65 sabreen60
      May 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Every time I leave and come back the box is checked again. It’s weird.

      • 66 57andfemale
        May 5, 2012 at 12:37 am

        Make sure you don’t have “follow” checked at the upper left of TOD. It should be a “plus” sign and “Follow”. I tried some other things that lisaforobama had posted earlier in the day, which are kind of explained by me in response to dotster.

        • May 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

          Thanks for that tip. I can’t figure out why all of a sudden the bombardment—-when I hadn’t made any changes.

          • 68 57andfemale
            May 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

            It happened to all of us, for no reason. Solving it has taken a few days with no help from wordpress.

    • 69 57andfemale
      May 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

      I’m not having the problem anymore. Did you click on one of the emails, and go to subscriptions to unsubscribe? From that menu I also went to Settings, found the posts I was allegedly following, and deleted them all, saved the changes.

      Also make sure you don’t have “follow” checked at the top left of TOD. It should be a “plus” sign and “follow”.

  13. 70 jackiegrumbacher
    May 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Rombot has really terrible advisors. He ought to have figured out by now that he does not win these stupid attempts to bait the president. Not only does he lie through his teeth and offer no solutions, but he does it in such a juvenile way that he just seems pathetic like an awkward kid trying to act like his older brother. Since he can’t win at this game, he ought to at least try a little dignity by keeping his mouth shut. This is the sort of silly baiting that you’d expect from someone running for a much lesser office. You’d think all his untold millions would buy him savvier advice, but I guess you have to be smart enough to assess what you’re being given. The only thing Rombot has been really good at so far is energizing the president’s base.

    • 71 Tally
      May 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      You’re forgetting something key – they’re REPUBLICANS, where education and logical thinking are now taboo.

  14. 72 sabreen60
    May 4, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I have no idea why Melissa Harris Perry would attempt to make a comparison between Martin Luther King, Jr, a Baptist preacher of the 1950′s and his opinion about gays, who was not running for President of the United States and Mitt Romney. Unless I misunderstood, she was suggesting that Mitt is not the only “well known” person who has been against gay rights. Again, what does a preacher of more than 50 years ago have to do with Mitt Romney who is running to be President of all the people. If MLK was against rights for gays he was wrong.

    • 73 4morefor44
      May 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      first time i’ve really seen her and i see what so many of you all have been saying about her. her very first comments were making excuses for mittbot, then even promoting g.w.bush as some sort of standard to look up to, not to mention the mlk, jr. stuff. wtf?!?!

      thankfully, dyson was great and should have his own primetime slot!

      • 74 EDP4BHO
        May 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        I personally have doubts still about MED. Notice when he ran down all the lies Bozo told, but when he got to the economy, he actually agreed with him, though he broke down his lies about that as well. Also, in the beginning about the “uniter” while running down the differences, he made sure to get in that he and all libruls were not pleased with PBO’s pragmatic approach. He throws s–t out there fast paced, and moves on really quickly to cover himself. That’s the intent of his quick speech. Been watching him for years. A little bit shady, IMO.

        • 75 4morefor44
          May 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

          thanks for the heads-up. yes, i did miss those points in first watch and now see what you say. will read the label more carefully before taking my MEDs.

        • 76 sabreen60
          May 4, 2012 at 11:39 pm

          I agree. He threw Cornel West under the bus, but not Tavis Smilely. If fact, he said Tavis had given him his first “in front of the camera opportunity” – which meant he is beholding to him for that. I’ve seen pictures of Dyson with Arianna Huffington. That was enough for me.

        • 77 theo67
          May 5, 2012 at 1:14 am

          Yes, I’m actually not a fan of MED and his wife. I’m sure they’re lovely people, but they talk too much and too fast – and end up rambling and losing their point. I always have to run away. If this is what he was up to today, then I’m glad I didn’t watch.

  15. 80 ChristiMTL
    May 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I saw BWD tweet and checked what article she was referring too….in Washington Post..

    BWD ‏ @theonlyadult
    @washingtonpost @GlennKesslerWP REALLY? U put the most honest POTUS ever in the same line with the biggest liar ever to run for president?

    A challenge to Obama and Romney: Deliver one truthful campaign speech

    ”So, with the presidential election looming in exactly six months, I would like to issue a challenge to you both: Give at least one campaign speech, on a substantive policy issue, lasting at least 15 minutes, that does not contain a single factual error or misstatement.”

    Wow that’s a good one……

    • 81 amk for obama
      May 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      pathetic media’s pathetic attempt to shore up a lying thug. Not gonna work.

    • 82 utaustinliberal
      May 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      I tweeted this back to them.

    • 83 4morefor44
      May 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      just looked at his latest, and it has one of the favorite tricks of these supposed “fact” checkers, in regard to PBO’s latest campaign ad:

      “In terms of tax breaks for outsourcers, the ad is technically right. But it failed to acknowledge one of the primary goals of territorial taxation, which is repatriation of money. This is a case of telling just part of the story while ignoring the other side — not the worst sin in our book, but not something we overlook either”

      so there’s no actual lie or incorrect fact, just that the ad didn’t explain every little nuance of the issue and every bit of context in 30 seconds, to make sure republicans don’t look too bad with their blatant lies. please someone find me examples where these “fact” checkers apply this standard to republicans. just one, yet almost every single time they call PBO or democrats liars, it’s for this reason and not about straight false statements. pathetic.

      • 84 desertflower
        May 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        Your bringing up the territorial tax, reminded me of this discussion on ED the other night with David Cay Johnson. These guys are just certifiable.

        http://www.drudge.com/news/156332/territorial-tax-paul-ryans-plan-rob

        The Ed Show continues to dissect the Ryan Budget, and finds provisions for a “territorial tax”. Huh? What’s that? Basically, a tool to further reduce US taxes on corporate profits while creating incentives for corporations to ship American jobs offshore.
        Mitt says Ryan’s plan to rob Americans is “marvelous”.
        With guest David Cay Johnston, author of Free Lunch. “This (Ryan’s plan) is a redistribution plan. Take from the many, give to the already rich.”

        Don’t worry. This is NOT Drudge!! It’s the Drudge Retort …

      • 85 ChristiMTL
        May 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

        Pathetic is right

  16. 86 utaustinliberal
    May 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Garnett!!!!!!!!! Fuck Yeah!!!!! My Celtics are killing it! Please. Please. PLEASE don’t muck it up. Go BOSTON!!!!!!

  17. 88 smilingl8dy
    May 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    FYI: I guess I just wanted to share my shock at this chart. I feel like we have lifted up a filthy carpet and roachs ran out:
    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/05/04/just-10-multinational-corporations-control-most-consumer-brands-which-are-on-newly-released-list-of-alec-members/

    • 89 desertflower
      May 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Yes…especially when you click on that picture and “embiggin”…the roaches are everywhere!

      • 90 Andy46
        May 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        DF, I saw your Alec corporate list on the other thread, Apotex is on the list and is a Canadian company that manufactures generic drugs. Allergan( creater of Botox,lasik eye surgery equipment etc) Georgia -Pacific Corporation is also owned by Koch brothers, Time Warner Cable(People Magazine, Entertainment Magazine, part owner of CNN, HLN also link to Huffpo).

        Huffpo launched in Canadian Arianne was picture with everyone from the Conservative party here…told me everything I need to know about her. And yes don’t trust John Stewart I never forgot what he did, on the eve of our Federal Election here in Canada, he commented for the first time on Canadian politics and lied about the Paul Martin Liberal Minority Government and that lie got played on every news channel…Harper won for the first time. John Stewart IMO made that comments on purpose, because he knew how popular his show was. I lost a lot of respect for him that day.

        Unfortunately, most Canadian voters don’t realize that CTV owns the right to the Daily Show, the Comedy Network and that they are a longtime supporter to the PC party…and like Fox reporters, a lot of CTV news reporters ran for political office under the Tory banner. PC party children go on to also work for the network i.e. Ben Mulroney works for CTV in Canada(co-hosting with Kelly on “Live with Kelly” this morning)…his father is the former PM of Canada…CTV owns the licensing agreement to Live with Kelly in Canada. Sorry for my rambling, I still can’t believe Canadians voted Harper in, I am just praying for next 3 years to be over quickly.

        • 91 desertflower
          May 5, 2012 at 2:24 am

          We know what you’re going through…we had our “I can’t wait until this is over” with Bush. Days seem like years. As far as ALEC is concerned, they weave quite the tangled web. I wonder if I need to starve myself now….everything I eat is an ALEC patron. WTH! Thinking of you, and all our Canadian family just crying to get out from under. Keep your chin up…it will get better.

        • 92 Betsy
          May 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

          I know how you feel as both my husband’s and my families live in Canada. Most of them, except for 2 or 3, hate Harper and are worried about the damage he can inflict in the next 3 years. I am hoping it won’t happen.

    • 93 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      May 5, 2012 at 12:11 am

      If you really study it you’ll see that most of this is uninspiring stuff. But hard to avoid. We are surrounded by the ILLUSION of choice.

  18. 94 utaustinliberal
    May 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Wooohoooooo……..MY Celtics just WON! *Does An Awesome Booty Dance!*

  19. 95 vitaminlover
    May 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Mitt is a ZIT which is about to be popped, busted, squeezed out and finally discarded!!!!

  20. 96 Bill R.
    May 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Swiss Mitt now has even angered the homophobe right wing who he was trying to appease with his dismissal of Grenell
    Bryan Fischer of Amer. Family Assoc. accuses Swiss MItt of a triple etch-a-scetch -http://t.co/O4xiJC5t

  21. 97 Bill R.
    May 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    The column by Bryan Fischer shows the utter contempt that even those on the right have for his lies and lack of courage for firing Grenell and then telling lies about it, blaming someone else for his own lack of courage and integrity. http://t.co/O4xiJC5t

    • May 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

      I hope this isn’t illegal, but did you read this comment?

      “… frankly, he’s the only alternative to Obama now. That being said, I think Obama will be re-elected. NOT because he deserves to be re-elected. He deserves, along with Holder, to be impeached and put on trial for treason. No, he will win the election because this nation DESERVES to be inflicted with a leader akin to Ahab. We deserve God’s wrath and judgement. And we are getting it. Though we should and will all go out to the polls and vote Obama out, it won’t happen. God will see to it that this nation gets what it deserves.
      Obama for a second term unfettered. Tribulation. One world order. Christians persecuted. Immorality enshrined. All in place for the anti-christ.”

      These people are crazy!!!

      • 99 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        May 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

        I think it would be great if these people just kept right on preaching! I’d even give this guy a soap box to stand on and a microphone. Nothing like an “end of the world is nigh” guy to put the finishing touches on the crazy train.

  22. 100 kasai
    May 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I’m just inspired …I just love the loyalty of these beautiful people… twitter.com/Tyrese/status/…— Tyrese Gibson (@Tyrese) May 5, 2012

  23. 101 kasai
    May 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    embed

    • 102 anniebella
      May 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Who knew these two would be living in the White House? President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

      • 103 LDS
        May 5, 2012 at 12:49 am

        Kasai and anniebella, I totally agree.

        Loyalty and mutual morals are just why a marriage like this will stand through stormy weather.
        I read or viewed a video probably here where POB says that sometimes when he is laying odown next to her he gets dizzy. (paraphrasing)…..
        The chemistry and connection is that powerful. I notice they are always touching each other whether it is holding hands or looking directly in each others eyes. There is always a connection. Sometimes when they are standing together, their hands are in the same position. And on some rare occasion they make the same facial gestures.
        They draw strength from each other. They become one…..that’s real, ya’ll.

        God bless them tomorrow while starting on the campaign trial.
        Keep a protective hedge around them as they travel now and up to November.

        That fool mitt has loss his mind and so has everyone that is connected with him. That bitter taste in my mouth is resurfacing whenever I saw GWB . I could not stand to watch him or listen to him. It is happening all over again.

        • 104 anniebella
          May 5, 2012 at 5:06 am

          LDS, you are so right. I agree with what you said. And Amen to your prayer of God bless the Obamas as they start the campaigning, and keep a protective hedge around them and the the family. I also can’t stand to listen to or watch Mitt.

  24. 105 desertflower
    May 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    When they PROTEST TOO MUCH…

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/05/04/video-gop-voter-registration-firm-turns-in-1000s-of-invalid-registration-forms-in-california/

    According to a report today from Sacramento ABC affiliate News10, a private, for-profit firm calling itself Momentum Political Services, hired by the local Republican Party “to boost GOP registration ranks in key battleground communities” has turned in more than 3,100 hundred invalid voter registration cards during their recent drive.

    Voter registration forms have allegedly been turned in with fake addresses, voter names that don’t exist, duplicate Social Security numbers, and party affiliations that seem to have been changed “by someone” to Republican. The head of the firm has admitted she has hired workers with criminal backgrounds, as found via Craigslist.

    They make a mockery of democracy. I detest them. I hate stupid, and i hate liars. They’re both.

  25. 109 amk for obama
    May 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    :)

  26. 113 amk for obama
    May 4, 2012 at 11:43 pm
  27. May 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) late Friday formally unveiled a deal he has struck with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expires at the end of the month.

    The deal is a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation in a highly polarized Congress. The bill, H.R. 2072, will be considered on the House floor under suspension of rules next week, according to Cantor’s office. Similar to a Senate Banking Committee-passed bill, the bill has a strong shot of House passage.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/1005-trade/225569-export-import-bank-deal-formally-announced

    You don’t say?

  28. 115 auni
    May 4, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I want to uh, well uh, uh, put this as delicatly as possible. The photo of Mr. Beckham–uh, could it, or was it, well, enhanced in any way? Just wondering. I looked VERY closely and couldn’t tell. However, my bifocals were steamed up pretty good.

  29. 123 Cha
    May 5, 2012 at 2:06 am

    “Romney To Troll For Attention at Obama Campaign Events”

    http://www.politicususa.com/romney-to-troll-for-attention-at-obama-campaign-events.html/comment-page-1/#comment-188114

    Awesome expose of the Zombey Stalkers by Sarah Jones~

  30. 124 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 2:18 am

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/business/us-chose-better-path-to-economic-recovery.html?_r=1

    The differences in what Europe did, and what the US did, as far as their economies were concerned….and how, in the past year, the US was on a much better path.

  31. 127 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 5, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Dear Chips and TODers,

    As the first event unfolds in Ohio, you can expect many Tweets in my TL that will lead with #OBAMA2012 :)

    ‘Take no prisoners’ would be an understatement of the barrage :)

    #PRESSON

  32. 128 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 2:36 am

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/03/report-tax-breaks-can-reduce-economic-growth/

    While the evidence suggests that temporary tax cuts can help combat recessions — temporary tax cuts were an important part of the policy response to the Great Recession — the available estimates of how taxes affect the larger economy suggest that in normal economic times any potential long-run gains from lower tax rates are largely offset if they increase the deficit,” the reported stated. “Instead of increasing saving and investment, tax cuts that result in higher government borrowing reduce funds available to invest in the private sector, reducing growth.”

  33. 129 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 2:45 am

    http://baywindows.editme.com/The-Romney-Files

    Massachusetts warning to America!! DON”t trust Mitt….He lies!

    • 130 desertflower
      May 5, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Too much to note here. All his lies and distortions about equality, gay marriage etc. Holy Moly this guy is a lying POS!

  34. 131 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 3:02 am

    http://www.thenation.com/article/167683/mitt-romneys-neocon-war-cabinet

    Romney is loath to mention Bush on the campaign trail, for obvious reasons, but today they sound like ideological soul mates on foreign policy. Listening to Romney, you’d never know that Bush left office bogged down by two unpopular wars that cost America dearly in blood and treasure. Of Romney’s forty identified foreign policy advisers, more than 70 percent worked for Bush. Many hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, were enthusiastic backers of the Iraq War and are proponents of a US or Israeli attack on Iran. Christopher Preble, a foreign policy expert at the Cato Institute, says, “Romney’s likely to be in the mold of George W. Bush when it comes to foreign policy if he were elected.” On some key issues, like Iran, Romney and his team are to the right of Bush. Romney’s embrace of the neoconservative cause—even if done cynically to woo the right—could turn into a policy nightmare if he becomes president.

    If we take the candidate at his word, a Romney presidency would move toward war against Iran; closely align Washington with the Israeli right; leave troops in Afghanistan at least until 2014 and refuse to negotiate with the Taliban; reset the Obama administration’s “reset” with Russia; and pursue a Reagan-like military buildup at home.

    • 132 desertflower
      May 5, 2012 at 3:04 am

      One more thing from above link…and an important one:

      Washington Monthly dubbed Romney’s foreign policy vision the “more enemies, fewer friends” doctrine, which is chillingly reminiscent of the world Obama inherited from Bush.

  35. May 5, 2012 at 3:02 am

    President Obama’s widely publicized fundraiser with actor George Clooney is shaping up to be a Hollywood blockbuster.

    A May 10 dinner at Clooney’s Studio City, Calif., home has sold out at 150 guests, who are expected to jointly contribute between $5 million and $6 million toward Obama’s reelection effort, people familiar with the event said. They asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak publicly.

    In addition, the Hollywood Reporter cites sources saying that the campaign expects to have raised as much as $6 million more in online donations, which were solicited as part of a nationwide contest to win a ticket to the dinner.

    A haul of $12 million would arguably make the soiree the biggest single presidential fundraising event in U.S. history. Campaign sources are throwing cold water on the estimated total from Internet contributions, however, as being too high.

    http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/rss.jsp;jsessionid=C7A685FA5523D9C24B4B5601EFD4F646?rssid=597&item=http%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fpolitics%2fgeorge-clooney-fundraiser-could-be-a-12-million-blockbuster-for-president-obama%2f2012%2f05%2f04%2fgIQARwwn1T_mobile.mobile&cid=961405

    Wowee!

  36. 134 desertflower
    May 5, 2012 at 3:18 am

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/mitt-romney-biggest-fib-size-of-government

    Mr. Romney:

    Government is at the center of [Obama's] vision. It dispenses the benefits, borrows what it cannot take, and consumes a greater and greater share of the economy. With Obamacare fully installed, government will come to control half the economy, and we will have effectively ceased to be a free enterprise society.

    snip/

    Bruce Bartlett, who served as a senior economist in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, was more blunt in his appraisal of Romney’s assertion that Obamacare will lead to government control of half of the economy: “This analysis is so stupid it is hard to know where to begin.” He notes:

    Health spending has been rising for years for reasons unconnected to Obamacare. Why assume that all of any projected increase between now and 2020 results solely from that? Tossing in all private health spending as essentially part of government spending is fundamentally dishonest. Its only purpose appears to be to find some desperate way of lifting total spending above the 50 percent threshold. If you are going to do that, why not include every other sector of the economy subject to government control?

  37. 135 Michele
    May 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Professor Dyson, got it correct. willard mittens romney is a loooooooooooooooooooser……… This was the best smack down take down in response to the liar’s oped….

  38. 136 Jax6655
    May 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Although I’m ambivalent about Bill Maher, he made a good point about the importance of a 2nd term for PBO. Unfortunately Arsenio (?) came off as a bit of an ass after he said this. *sigh*

    http://www.politicususa.com/bill-maher-obama-second-term-fail.html

  39. 137 andogriff
    May 5, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Testing, testing…….

  40. 138 andogriff
    May 5, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Trying again, with boxes ticked..

  41. 139 andogriff
    May 5, 2012 at 7:16 am

    And unticked……

    • 140 forus50
      May 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

      For me I had to uncheck the box for EVERY post Chipsticks had put up that I had also commented in. You might notice that you are getting emails from only certain posts. So you have to go back and uncheck the box in those posts.

  42. 142 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

    in a few hours we welcome President and Mrs Obama at the The Ohio State University campus. as luck would have it, I do not even need to drive/or ride the many buses headed there since the venue is just 2 traffic lights away! I will be using the short cuts so that I leave the road to those who really need it

    Off to do the Lord’s Work – Volunteer for the PBO and FLOTUS rally.

    • May 5, 2012 at 7:53 am

      Huge blessings and thank you for doing this Lord’s work. Sadly, I will be out of touch most of the day so depend on Chips to share EVERYTHING when I get home tonight. I am returning to where I grew up (northeast TN…..almost 3 hrs. each way!) to have lunch with my childhood friends. Good day to the family.

    • 144 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Thanks global for your work as an OFA volunteer! Looks like you’re not the only one who is fired up for the rally today. This from another fellow volunteer!

  43. 146 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Where the hell does Chris Hayes get off saying that PBO is “risk averse” like Romney? PBO who went after Bin Laden? PBO who authorized auto industry bailout? PBO who ran for President with only one term’s experience in the senate and a non-mainstream name? Has PBO fired any gay person in his cabinet in order to please conservatives?

    Meanwhile Hayes sits in his comfy MSNBC studio and can’t even stand up to his corporate overlords instructions to push anti-Obama memes?!?!? Want to talk about risk-averse?

    • 147 donna dem 4 obama
      May 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

      The one thing I give this guy is consistency. He finds some way to bash or negatively critique this President every week. I read my twitter timeline every weekend and it’s the same story different week. I’ve never watched his show and never intend too. Whether its conservative or so-called progressive the media is our worse enemy.

    • 148 Ladyhawke
      May 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Tell it HF, that comment rankled me too. I did a double take and just stared at him. That was definitely a WTF moment. It makes you wonder exactly why Chris Hayes felt he had to make such a bogus statement. It was classic both sides do it BS. It’s so easy for the gasbags to sit on their perches and second guess and criticize President Obama for everything. This is an important topic to discuss but that swipe at President Obama was totally unnecessary.

    • 149 miss pat
      May 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Good morning folks. And don’t forget the pirates. He gave the order and got those guys. That was awesome but the MSM has forgotten that one.

  44. May 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I hope this is not offensive to anyone … funny or die
    Republicans, Get in My Vagina. .
    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/87be7156f5/republicans-get-in-my-vagina

    • 151 utaustinliberal
      May 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Haahahaha. Thanks for this Marlz. It’s incredibly funny. Will Ferrell has really used Funny Or Die as a powerful tool. The videos they’ve been rolling out about GOP anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-minority bills and laws are funny but have an underlying serious message.

  45. May 5, 2012 at 8:38 am
  46. 154 donna dem 4 obama
    May 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Test

  47. 155 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 8:42 am
    • 156 donna dem 4 obama
      May 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Woah! O-H-I-O

      • 157 donna dem 4 obama
        May 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

        Wait a minute…that center holds about 18,000. This 35,000 number was from the outdoors event he gave in 2010.

        • 158 hopefruit2
          May 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

          You’re right Donna – that 35K figure seems to have been from the rally he held on the campus oval on 2010. The article didn’t say how much the Schottenstein Center holds, but Claude Gauvin seems to have assumed that it holds as many as the oval does. I tweeted him about this.

          • 159 donna dem 4 obama
            May 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

            Yep. I googled the capacity of the Schottenstein Center and it says it holds approx 18,000+. I was concerned about him raising expectations beyond reality. You know how lazy our media is. Thanks for tweeting him about it.

  48. 160 joyce
    May 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

    WooHoo. Now take that Mittens and try to copy it. Not!!

  49. 161 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Here is a non-snarky account with more details about our President’s Ohio rally today:

    // On the program: Astronauts, DJs, soul singers, and politicians, of course:

    Columbus – Supporters and members of President Obama’s Ohio campaign have announced details for the President’s Columbus rally on May 5 at The Ohio State University, the first campaign event of 2012.

    “This Saturday, the President will lay out the choice this November: Are we going to continue to move forward, rebuilding an economy that’s meant to last, with a growing middle class and more Americans getting a fair shot? Or are we going to go back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy and left too many folks struggling to catch up?” said Obama for America-Ohio State Director Greg Schultz.

    The rally will include a pre-program lineup featuring Ohio campaign volunteers and OSU students, local performers like soul artist Renee Dion, and elected officials such as Senator Sherrod Brown, former Senator John Glenn, former Governor Ted Strickland, and Mayor Michael Coleman. DJ “Big Man” Konata of Power 107.5 will emcee the pre-event program. //

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/04/details-on-obama-saturday-rally/

  50. 163 Lightfoot
    May 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Loo-oo-oo-oo-ser! Lol! Total righteousness!


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