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More Bits ‘n Pieces

President Obama speaking at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies gala dinner …. oh, that laugh.

Full video asap

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Read Liberal Librarian’s latest post at The People’s View (‘The GOP is doomed… maybe’)

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President Obama with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a tour of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Albany NanoTech Complex

President Obama with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a tour of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Albany NanoTech Complex

… speaking at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany

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248 Responses to “More Bits ‘n Pieces”


  1. 1 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Watching…

  2. 5 Grab a Mop Grace
    May 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Forward!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

  3. 6 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  4. 7 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Watching the President, I think, how can ANYONE hate this man? He’s compassionate and respectful, and yet we have people who believe he’s either a Marxist Communist Muslim dog eating Kenyan, or a right wing corporatist warmongering Nixon Republican continuing Bush policies. We have to prove these people WRONG in November.

    FORWARD 2012!!!!

  5. 8 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    • 9 Liberal Librarian
      May 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      It’s a damned shame that we have to be our own media, but so it is. Lather, rinse, repeat.

      • 10 TrumpDog
        May 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

        And that’s why Pres. Obama goes AROUND these media jackasses to get his message out.

      • 11 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        May 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        Excellent essay, LL.

        #PRESSON

        • 12 Liberal Librarian
          May 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          Thanks Bob! Stellar work today against Ed Henry.

          • 13 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
            May 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

            Thanks LL. It’s just fun for me …. fact is, Tweetdeck is one of several applications and browser tabs open on my monitors and when I’m on a boring conference call or need a break from the super-demanding ‘day job’ of creating our new company, I challenge myself to think of something in less than a min and then Tweet it. Great way to keep my aging neurons agile :)

            #PRESSON

      • 14 smoothscotch
        May 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        Hi Liberal, I sent your post from people’s view to my cousin who was confused, (about a lot of stuff) and referred her to other links TOD family sent me. I also spoke to her Dad & Mom who is solid PBO. We had a laugh after I told him what his dauighter was thinking, he then said oh don’t wory about her she always goes with us. Anyway, it doesn’t hurt to provide info. to my cousin then she can facebook her friends/contacts as that age group, were all PBO in 08 and seems to be confused. I have to send an article about the attack on their bodies if they haven’t heard yet.

  6. May 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    And the new Reuters poll has the President surging, taken after the jobs report.
    Now up 7 on the Android.
    Moreover, that poll gives the President higher marks on Economy than last month.
    49-42!

  7. 16 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The right wing says POTUS has NO RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, and yet I hear and see him mentioning his record of accomplishments.

    I do notice he didn’t mention the bin Laden raid success, and I’m wondering if that’s because he’s speaking to a specific community (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and issues that are specific to that community).

  8. 17 lamh35
    May 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Chips et al, if you missed it. ya’ll should watch Tweety’s Let Me Finish segment from today. It would be a perfect bookend to the big discussion from today!

  9. 18 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    The audience spontaneously started a “Four More Years!” chant – did you hear them? :) :)

    • 19 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      I heard that also hopefruit2. 4 more years! 4 more years!

    • 20 TrumpDog
      May 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      ZOMG!1111!!! Now he will be accused of …gasp…campaigning!!! nI can’t breathe!
      ****desperately clutching my pearlssss****

  10. 21 sherijr
    May 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    well darn I missed it :(

    • May 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Hi sherijr, I met some people from Williston ND today. They seemed like nice folks. We didn’t talk politics though.

      • 23 sherijr
        May 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm

        wow, where’d you meet them? I’ll say this, folks here are generally ‘friendly’.. and they do keep their politics pretty private. but they also have some backward notions.. and I sincerely believe they are shadowed by race.. influenced by Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.. etc.

        • May 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm

          yeah, I kinda picked up on not going political. They were visiting Chicago as life long bulls fans and had tickets to see the game. They were parents of my #1 daughter’s friend. She’s thinking of relocating there for a great business opportunity :(

          • 25 sherijr
            May 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm

            Your daughter will be fine.. folks here for the most part mind their own business. First off the harsh winter keeps them mostly indoors :) they however have a knack for being polite, folksy in your face.. and unkind behind one’s back.. which is something to be mindful of. There is also a sturdy ignorance, uneducated mass here.. and they appear to like it that way. On the other hand there is almost zero violent crime and very little of any crime.. its quiet, its clean… and there absolutely nothing to do ;) I wish her well.. I hope she has a place to stay- as housing is at pretty much nothing.. houses not yet built are already sold.. and rent is very very high… many people have been living in campers.

          • 26 sherijr
            May 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

            also there is quite a bit of sexism here.. so just prepare her for that too.

            • May 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

              Thanks, she’s staying with the friend for now for 2-3 weeks at a time. My hope is that once she gets her thing off the ground, she can manage it from here and go there for a lesser amount of time. She did tell me about the housing situation, the schools, the Native American situation, the bison in the road, and the weather. Her friend and parents were very folksy, but I knew any state that would go for Santorum would probably not be to eager to hear my political views. I’m still hoping she won’t make it permanent.

              • 28 sherijr
                May 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

                you sound well informed.. am glad she has a place to stay. I have seen a lot of wild deer along the road, and one time watched to beautiful young moose gallop down the road.. so theres that ;) I hope all goes well for her.. there is a lot of money to be made here right now, so why not take the opportunity. I wish her much good luck.

    • 29 donna dem 4 obama
      May 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Me too….silly job got in the way ;)

  11. 30 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I’m in the mood for some Thai food. When I visit NYC later in the month I will make sure to visit my fav’rite Thai Restaurant…

    • 31 Liberal Librarian
      May 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      If’n it’s Thai food you want, L.A. is the place for it. :D

      • 32 hopefruit2
        May 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm

        Really?!?!?!? That’s good to know – thanks. It’s been a while since I last visited LA, and I don’t know when next. But still, that’s good to know :)

        • 33 Liberal Librarian
          May 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

          Oh yeah. L.A. has the largest Thai population outside of Thailand. Lots of good authentic food here.

      • 34 Mel
        May 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        No, NO for Thai food San Francisco is the best I lived the for 25 yearr !!!!

    • 35 LDS
      May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Is that in kBrooklyn? I hope.

      • 36 hopefruit2
        May 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        No, in Riverdale, Bronx. Siam Square. Best.Thai.InNYC.Evah.

        I’ve also been to PlaneThailand in Williamsburg Brooklyn many many times but Siam Square is still better.

  12. 37 Lightfoot
    May 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    You know what I totally dig about this ad? It’s the Focking speed with which it came hurling back back at $hitt Romney!!!!! Laughing the bleep out LOUD!!!! :-)

  13. 38 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    OMG! Tally, Hopefruit, AnotherSlyFox, and the rest of TOD who took the same positions as the previously mentioned individuals. Chris Matthews ‘Let Me Finish’ segment was just a rehashing of our comments about PBO and same sex marriage.

    Chris just said everyone needs to be patient and that if PBO loses how does it advance LGBT issues, causes, and rights? That a Romney Presidency will be so anti-LGBT rights. That Romney has funded anti-LGBT organizations. He said he trusts PBO on this issue because maybe PBO has looked at the political landscape and decided that it will harm Democrats and himself in the election if he comes out in favor of same sex marriage. That he has been very good in terms of promoting LGBT rights & causes. That he may have looked at the environment in NC, PA, OH, VA – crucial states PBO and Democrats need to win in November – and decided Democrats need to win and then more LGBT causes can be advanced.

    My jaw just about dropped to the floor. Chris wasn’t freaking out at all. He said this is manufactured controversy and he trust PBO whatever decision he comes to, because he, Chris; is just a political commentator whereas PBO is a very smart, intelligent, and gifted individual and politician.

    Wow. Just wow.

    • 39 collegekay
      May 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      WTF? Tweety said that? Kudos to him.

      • 40 4morefor44
        May 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

        word of caution…don’t let him play with you. he’s played this same game for years where he tries to get both sides to think, “gee, he can be reasonable sometimes. he’s not so bad.” make no mistake, when push comes to shove, matthews will always side with the republican side. he was one of the first to bring the birth certificate insanity to the msm and continued to fan those flames in a big way. there’s a reason he keeps his job for all these years no matter what outrageous things he does, and it’s certainly not his ratings, since he would’ve been fired years ago then. the billion-owners like having people like him in there who won’t rock their boats.

        • 41 lamh35
          May 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm

          This has nothing to do with what Chris said. We all know that he can go off the rails sometimes, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be willing to commend him when he does come out and makes fair poionts.

        • 42 Dudette
          May 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

          Yep, that leg tingle of his is pretty fickle — here today, gone tomorrow.

          But I sure do appreciate what he had to say today. :-)

      • 43 HZ
        May 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Yes, he did collegekay and TOD friends. This is a must see and hear.HZ

      • 44 Mel
        May 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        I have to watch, yes why now this is a wage issue that the GOP would love to have I wonder who is
        pushing this issue The GOP or The LGTB?

    • 45 ChristiMTL
      May 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Amazing…….my jaw dropped as well……..I’ll never understand Chris Matthews because he’s very unpredictable but when he’s good, he’s good.

      I almost got teary eyes when I heard his segment…..finally!! someone was saying out loud what most of us are thinking….I hope Chips will post it later

      He also said about the Super Pac ads….”is there a place in hell for people who make those ads” lol….

    • May 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      So the good twin is out again today? Can’t wait to see him. It ain’t often he’s let out, but for this, I’ll tune in to the replay edition.

    • 47 desertflower
      May 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      That was really me:) I was Tweety for our Halloween party,remember:) I must have knocked some sense into the real one! Yeah, that’s what happened…good to hear. Really good to hear.

    • 48 sherijr
      May 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Interesting in that.. isn’t it one of his media co-workers, Chuck Todd whos is also pushing this “controversy”.

    • 49 vitaminlover
      May 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Bottom line, Tweety is obsessed with our Beloved President and Romney is obsessed with losing to our Beloved President.

    • May 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I’m shocked I tell ya. Shocked. I believe it would be an issue for Blue Dog Dems, not necessarily Pres.Obama.

  14. 51 collegekay
    May 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Damn I missed him! :(

  15. May 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    President Obama is drawing heavy support from the Hispanic community according to two recent polls showing the president with more than a 50 point over likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

    The latest Investor’s Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll has Obama leading Romney among Hispanic voters by a 68 point margin, beating the former Massachusetts governor 80 percent to 12 percent. A second PPP poll, commissioned by the liberal blog Daily Kos and the SEIU union, shows Obama beating Romney 72 percent to 22 percent — a 50 point margin.

    http://images.politico.com/global/2012/05/120507_seiupolling.html

    http://www.tipponline.com/presidency/news/presidency/race-tightens-obama-lead-over-romney-narrows-to-3-points

  16. 54 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

  17. 55 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Our amk4Obama and Bobfr are letting Ed Henry have it on Twitter (regarding his trivial focus about the 14K /empty seat arena ). I joined in albeit late, but I’m getting so much gratification seeing Ed Henry being put fairly and squarely in his place!!!

    • 56 nintendowii10
      May 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      It really is a silly issue and I was silly for doing my concern troll over it the past weekend. The right wing is just mad because their presumptive nominee Mitt can’t draw a crowd worth a shit and President Obama can, so they are using one of Karl Rove’s Golden Rules: turn your opponent’s strength and make it a weakness.

    • May 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I wish I could master the twit machine. But, alas… it’s a tweet too much for my last two technologically challenged feeble brain cells.

    • 58 TrumpDog
      May 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      I’m late too but added my little comment.
      He seems to think that anyone that wasn’t there doesn’t know what they are talking about.
      Can posters here who WERE there join in? I’d love to see him put in his damn place.

      • 59 hopefruit2
        May 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

        Yes I saw your comment TrumpDog – excellent! He deserves to be thoroughly humiliated. The media is our enemy and they deserve to be challenged on all fronts.

    • 60 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      We are having fun with little Eddie “if you weren’t on the moon watching, the walk didn’t happen” Henry, aren’t we :)

      #PRESSON

  18. 61 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Bob is not having any of Ed’s BS! Thank you Bob!!! Thank you.

  19. 62 4morefor44
    May 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    notice how PBO goes to states and the leading politicians of those states appear with him (sherrod brown in ohio, cuomo today, etc), yet rmoney was in ohio yesterday and not one big politician appeared with him (t-bagger kasich, the dolt running against sherrod brown, rob portman). says a lot, doesn’t it?

  20. 67 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Our team is on the ball! Woot!

  21. May 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Waiting in a LONG line to vote in WI – the longest I’ve ever seen at my polling site. They’ve run out of paper ballots, which we usually use, and there is only one electronic machine.

  22. 72 carolyn
    May 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    If you had to run for re-election some time, would you appear with Romney?????

  23. 74 lamh35
    May 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    hey guys can someone link to a good website I can post on my FB about Voter Suppression Laws across the country?

  24. 76 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Need a guaranteed crowd pleaser and smile like sunshine provider. Watch Chipstick’s video. Hint…hint….Chips we need another one of your masterful creations. :D

  25. May 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    His laugh …. it always makes me smile!

  26. 90 Bill R.
    May 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Breaking- President Obama infiltrates Al Qaeda- Bomber was double agent-gives info leading to deaths of Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen

    This is what a real national security President does:
    Bomber in Plot on U.S. Airliner Said to Be a Double Agent

    WASHINGTON – The would-be suicide bomber dispatched by the Al Qaeda branch in Yemen last month to blow up a United States-bound airliner was actually a double agent who infiltrated the terrorist group and volunteered for the suicide mission, American and foreign officials said on Tuesday.
    In an extraordinary intelligence coup, the agent left Yemen, traveling by way of the United Arab Emirates, and delivered both the innovative bomb designed for his aviation attack and critical information on the group’s leaders to the C.I.A., Saudi and other foreign intelligence agencies.
    After spending weeks at the center of the terrorist network’s most dangerous affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the agent provided critical information that permitted the C.I.A. to direct the drone strike on Sunday that killed Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, the group’s external operations director and a suspect in the bombing of the destroyer Cole in Yemen in 2000.

    Read More:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/world/middleeast/suicide-mission-volunteer-was-double-agent-officials-say.html?emc=na

  27. 99 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  28. 100 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  29. May 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    That is almost 15 million Quids!

  30. 110 nospin
    May 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    As long as Mitt Romney publicly claims credit for the auto industry’s recovery, he’s going to put his fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in an awkward position. Nearly all of them have attacked the Obama administration’s bailout in exceptionally harsh terms, despite the fact that the administration’s actions are widely understood to have saved the industry.

    In the Capitol on Tuesday, two Senate Republicans struggled to respond.

    “Romney said that he was responsible for the auto bailout?” asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in disbelief, unaware that Romney had told a local affiliate in Ohio he should be credited for having saved the industry. “I’d have to look at the context of his remarks. I know that if the auto companies had gone into bankruptcy like thousands of small businesses had to do across America, they could’ve emerged without the sweetheart deal for the unions like was orchestrated by the Obama administration.”

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/auto-bailout-romney-republicans-bankruptcy.php

  31. 111 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I see that Romney supporters have started an #askMichelle trending topic on Twitter with some very nasty/snarky tweets about FLOTUS.

    • 112 nospin
      May 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      that is just a bad idea. It will fall back negatively on Romney.

      • 113 hopefruit2
        May 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Yup! They must have been so ticked off at her amazing intro at the rallies, and then filled with JEALOUSY at the remarkable love displayed between her and PBO. Some jerk posted “Hey Michelle, what does Barack have that I don’t?” As if the first lady would ever want that piece of rubbish in the first place. That’s the level at which they’re functioning.

        • 114 nintendowii10
          May 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

          It also proves that their hype about Ann Romney being “their secret weapon” was a farce and fell flat on its face. Why aren’t they doing their best to promote Ann Romney if she is “their secret weapon”? Why focus on attacking FLOTUS?

          • 115 Mel
            May 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

            If Ann Romney was their secret weapon , then she should be getting bigger crowds than our FLOTUS
            He, He.

          • 116 hopefruit2
            May 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

            I’ve just realized that the #askMichelle trend was actually started by the O-campaign for a serious Q & A with the First Lady. But it seemed to have deteriorated after being taken over by a bunch of juvenile Romney/GOP tweeters.

        • 117 anniebella
          May 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

          These sick bastards better back off of FLOTUS. I can’t help that Ann Romney is as sorry as he r stiff ass lying husband. Ann Romney is like a basketball team where the media builds up to be more than they really are, till they meet the better team,the Obamas.

  32. 118 Dakota
    May 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Dear TOD Family,

    I’ve stayed out of the fray today, first of all because I’m just recovering from being sick and I’m still a little loopy and secondly, because some of you have stated my feelings perfectly and there was no need to add anything.

    But the thing that really disturbs me is the feeling of de’jevu (sp) that I got when all of this was going on. During the last campaign, had to leave the Obama board because all the hair on fire, wimping and whining, hand-wringing complaining, fighting, etc. A place that left me feeling happy, encouraged and fired up, became a place that left me feeling depressed and then asking myself “What the fuck is wrong with these people?”

    It would break my heart if I had stop coming here. It wouldn’t lessen my support for the President one bit, but it certainly would make it a lot lonelier. Please y’all, don’t let them do this to us! The President needs us, more than ever. We must stay united. The alternative is too damn scary. I Love You All.

  33. 120 nospin
    May 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Rev Al showed a commercial with Kids speaking about Mitt Romney. I can’t find it and I didn’t look up early enough to catch the name of the clip. Did anyone see it. It looked as if it would be pretty funny.

  34. May 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Looks like 007 infiltrated Al Qaeda last week! I wonder if Money-Penny is ok!

  35. 124 desertflower
    May 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Lugar was defeated by that Teabagger.

  36. 133 collegekay
    May 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Look at his eyes in this pic. Are they light brown? It might be the lighting but they’re gorgeous.

    • May 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      I’d say they’re medium brown. How’d you post that picture?

      Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

    • May 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      I can assure you it’s the lighting. Up close they’re a dark brown with flecks of the lighter brown. Now don’t ask me how I know. If I told you, I’d have to kill you, or FLOTUS would kill me.

    • 140 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Every time I see POTUS, I see how much Malia looks like her father. I wonder if Malia is more like her father or mother. I think of the story Michelle told when Barack drove them home from the hospital, how slow and careful he was driving.

  37. 141 4morefor44
    May 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    to the t.o.ders here and chips, for no particular reason:

  38. 143 a4alice
    May 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    oh this is how long I’ve been gone – did college kay get her phone call yet?

  39. 146 4morefor44
    May 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    man, they busted a big white supremacist ring today too, that was planning a big string of violence. obama admin is catching/killing terrorists all over the world, while also bringing troops home at the same time. imagine that!

  40. 152 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    A question that we need to continue asking, persistently, to many ….

    #PRESSON

  41. 154 LOL
    May 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    So…even though Mittens is the unofficial nominee….he is LOSING 35% of the vote. Hell Gingrich has 7%, and Santo and Paul both have about 14% with about 20% reporting. Money can’t buy ya love…

    • 156 Dudette
      May 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      That is freaking outrageous!! Kansas trashes the Hippocratic oath and patient care in one fell swoop.

      Where are those female Republican dogs who’ve been running around claiming there’s no “war on women” — someone should shove this in their faces! Ugh, I’m just so disgusted.

      Republicans are just plain EVIL!

  42. 157 amk for obama
    May 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Per AP, with 20%in, lugar is losing to the teabagger 40-60. That dick, being a veteran, could have very well done his bit to stop the lemmings march of his party.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/IN_Page_0508.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS

    • 158 0388jojothecat
      May 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Lugar, Arlen Spector, and host of veteran and elder statesmen within the Republican party allowed the likes of Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquest with the “Contract on America” crowd transform their party into what it is today. The Teabaggers saw an opening and walked right in and took over the party. They sat back and took that alzheimer patient Ronald Reagan literally about not calling out fellow republican.

      • May 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        It was Raygun who invited the far right religious group into the party with open arms. It was his version of the southern or 50 state strategy. After they got in, they looked around, took their shoes off and set a spell. They liked it so much, they recruited their friends into the fold. Then the masterminds, Cheney, Armey, Koch and the like saw a willingly ignorant group that they could persuade to do their bidding. So they led them like lemmings to vote against their own interests under the guise of social issues and the bogeyman. Then along comes FOX who gives them some teabags to staple to their earlobes and other body parts, gave a new name Teabaggers and told them to go play in the parks. There you have it, now they’ve taken over the party, but they were snakes when they were brought in.

        • 160 CindyH
          May 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

          Exactly – I never understood Reagan’s appeal to so many. Even my mom liked him at first, but when I pointed out all of his harmful policies etc., she came around. She hated Bush and loves Obama – they share a birthday – Aug 4th (though she’ll be 90!)

  43. 162 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    And in Holy Shipoopi news, Michele Bachmann just became a Swiss Citizen. She’s a sociuhlist. She’s a dang SOCHIULIST!!!!!!!!! GOP heads explode in 3…2…1 :lol:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76072.html

  44. 174 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Dick Lugar just LOST his primary fight to the Tea Bagger.

    • 175 nospin
      May 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      he earned that loss nintendowii10. He deserved it.

    • 176 anniebella
      May 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Well Sen. Lugar, you sold your soul to Mitch McConnell, and look what you got. The reasonable Sen. Lugar, the Sen. Lugar who tried working with the other side disappeared. Now Lugar will disappear.

  45. May 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I wrote this during the health care debates, but modified it to fit the faux poutrage of the day:
    HYPERVENTILATING

    Fists a bumpin’, hearts a thumpin’,
    Teeth a gnashing, much tongue lashing.

    What’s he thinking! Is this a sign?
    No SSM? HELL to the no, this time.

    Well, I’ll just be damn..he must be jokin,
    He won’t commit? What’s he been smokin’?

    This can’t be true! Who do we call?
    Won’t do it my way? Won’t vote this fall!

    Where’re the Dems? What’s their Twitter line?
    I want to know cause their ass is mine.

    This was his plan, they formed a pact.
    I got him elected now stabbed in the back.

    Look at my issue and tell me then
    just how do contraceptives help us win?

    Enough playing nice, won’t negotiate.
    I want it NOW, and I won’t wait.

    Let him search his soul? Nope, time’s up.. he’s lost
    We’ll just sit home, that’ll show who’s boss.

    Now, what about the pundits, you heard what they said?
    Gonna believe what they say like a Rush ditto-head.

    He has to go, it’s all his fault!
    Keep bitchin’ and moanin’ til Rmoney wins out.

    Some of these posts bordered on the delirious.
    Woulda been funny, if it wasn’t so serious.

    Please calm down folks. We gotta let ‘em know,
    We’re all fired up, and ready to go!

    So here’s my advice, when the shit hits the fan,
    stay calm, be cool, be just like da Man.

    He got this you know, it’s part of his plan.
    Remember who told us,

    Oh Yes, YES WE CAN!

  46. 181 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  47. 183 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

  48. 185 nintendowii10
    May 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    From what I’m reading, the Teabagger that defeated Dick Lugar in Indiana only won because he was funded by Rove/Koch dollars. The seat is favorable to the Dem, because the teabagger isn’t well known state wide. Hopefully the Dem runs an excellent campaign and doesn’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    • May 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      This will be interesting because Luger was in so long and well enough liked that he hadn’t had a Dem opponent for some time. I hope that the Dems have a statewide known candidate and that the Dems GOTV.

  49. 188 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Hey TOD, it looks like Dick Lugar’s seat could now be in play for the Democrats. Polls showed that if Lugar won the primary, he would easily beat the Democratic candidate. But if Murdock won, the Democratic candidate would win. Murdock just won.

    Crossing my fingers that Dems fight like mad for this seat. It’s now in play. It could go our way.

    We could actually regain the House and keep the Senate.

    • May 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Joe Donnelly, the Dem candidate is a blue dog Dem—-sigh—-again maybe the best we could hope for in conservative-ish Indiana. I’m not fond of many of his positions, but he’s a million times better than the Repub tea party guy who just won. I’m hoping the opportunity for Dems to grab this seat increases turnout, and we not only get this Dem win but also an increased chance for PBO to win Indiana again.

      • 190 Liberal Librarian
        May 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        You’re only going to get a Blue Dog from Indiana. Getting him to vote 70% of the time with Harry Reid is far better than 0% from the teabagger.

  50. May 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Hey! —-Fineman just spoke a truth—–said he was just with a bunch of Romney people, said he told them he was going on the Ed show and he said he asked them to “Tell me what to say.”
    Just what we suspected.

    • May 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      But remember, he also said they had nothing. He also called them out for not backing up what they say. Fineman and all pundits are deep in both campaigns, that’s their job. It’s how they choose to portray their elbow rubs within the campaigns that makes the difference. Tonight at least he was not a friend of Rmoney.

      • 193 Liberal Librarian
        May 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        You know, I honestly don’t mind pundits getting talking points from all sides. I expect it. It’s part of the job. What I expect is a bit of damned analysis, calling a lie a lie, and not automatically falling into “both sides do it”.

        • May 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          yep….actually, I can do without their analysis as well. They can just continue to set their hair on fire and we can chalk it up to must-see political entertainment TV.

          • 195 Liberal Librarian
            May 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

            Pay me half of a pundit’s salary and I’ll do some analysis. Hell, I do it for free on Deaniac’s site.

  51. 196 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I believe that Tweety made a stop at TOD before going on hardball this afternoon. His “let me finish” segment touched upon everything discussed here. For all you know he might have been that silly troll “catdogplant” who tried to cause confusion on BWD’s thread! LMAO!

  52. 199 Dudette
    May 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Gearing Up for the G-8 Summit: President Obama to Speak on Global Food Security

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/05/gearing-up-for-g-8-president-obama-to.html

    Ahead of the G-8 Summit at Camp David in Maryland, President Obama will deliver the opening keynote to the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington, DC, on Friday, May 18, the White House announced on Tuesday. The President will be joined by African Leaders, business leaders, international organizations, and leading civil society participants at the Symposium, according to the White House.

    “The President’s remarks will highlight the G-8’s efforts to promote food security, improve nutrition and alleviate poverty,” the White House said.

    Last week, the President invited four African leaders to join the G-8 leaders at Camp David for food security talks. The invited leaders are Yayi Boni, Chairperson of the African Union and President of Benin; Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia; President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania; and President John Atta Mills of Ghana…

  53. 200 Dudette
    May 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck will Cook for Clooney Fundraiser

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/05/celebrity-chef-wolfgang-puck-will-cook.html

    Puck signs iron-clad confidentiality agreement…
    Los Angeles-based celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will cook for President Obama’s glam fundraising dinner at George Clooney’s house this Thursday, May 10th, TMZ.com has exclusively reported. The $40,000/person dinner was the subject of a big fundraising push with the Obama, Clooney & You sweepstakes, which offered the chance for two donors and their guests to join the President, the movie star, and Southern California’s richest presidential supporters. (Above: The President and Clooney at the White House)

    “There will be a special menu — not the standard Wolfgang catering–and, as one source put it, ‘The food is going to be a lot better than the Oscars,'” TMZ reported.

    Puck, who owns an empire of restaurants across the US, anchored by his Spago brand, annually cooks for the Governors’ Ball at the Academy Awards, as well as does personal catering for superstars such as Clooney. TMZ said that Puck had to sign an iron-clad confidentiality agreement to cater Clooney’s dinner for 150 guests.

    The dinner will be held at Clooney’s Craftsman-style estate at the top of a secluded canyon near Beverly Hills. Co-host is Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

    All chefs who cook at Obama fundraising events must sign confidentiality agreements from the Campaign. Puck has never been announced as a guest chef at the White House, but some of these invitations are top secret. The winners of the fundraising sweepstakes also had to sign confidentiality agreements, and agree to be used in campaign materials. Their prize package includes a one-night hotel stay and coach-class airfare to Los Angeles. The prize is taxable at its assigned retail value of $1,600 (picture of the invitation accompanies the article)

  54. 202 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    This is the kind of nonsense I’m talking about with regard to this whole issue of the NC gay marriage amendment. This guy is clearly trying to push a narrative. He will get some serious push back from me if nothing else.

    • 203 lamh35
      May 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I tweeted him as well.

      • 204 hopefruit2
        May 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

        Thanks. He needs to be called out big time.

      • May 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        Please. In the heavily AA Mecklenburg Co, the Amendment is failing. But it passed in counties like Lincoln and Wake.

      • 208 Lorraine
        May 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        Rachel Maddox blamed African-Americans in California in 2008.

        • 209 EDP4BHO
          May 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

          We got blamed for putting ourselves in slavery, too. Par for the course.

        • 211 0388jojothecat
          May 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm

          My Gay neighbor told me the same thing, so I asked her how is that when AA’s are only 10% of the entire California population? What about the hispanic, whites, catholics and Mormans who pumped a ton of money into the CA proposition. I also told her there were AA’s on left wing radio asking all people to vote No on eight.

    • 212 amk for obama
      May 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      yeah. I saw that bs meme and tweeted him.

      • 213 L3
        May 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

        Hey Josh, it’s the south. What do you expect, idiot? Black people just like anybody else have the right to their beliefs, but I am certain they were not instrumental in putting the issue on the ballot in the first place.

  55. 216 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  56. May 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    So I was over on a far right wingnut site (pass the eye-ball bleach please). You;ll never guess which article had the most comments. It was one about Elizabeth Warren’s great, great, great, great grandfather who was involved somehow in the rounding up of Native Americans who were led to reservations. They thought this will be the scandal that takes her down. Never mind the eye-ball bleach, I’m gonna need an eye-ball blow torch.

  57. 219 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  58. May 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Previous
    Next
    10:45 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    2:10 PM
    Obama and Biden meet with NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen.
    2:30 PM
    Jill Biden gives remarks to members of Hadassah’s national leadership at the Hadassah Centennial Celebration.
    2:45 PM
    Obama and Biden meet with Geithner.
    5:00 PM
    Obama meets with senior advisors.
    6:30 PM
    Biden hosts a dinner for Democratic House Freshmen at the Naval Observatory.
    7:15 PM
    Obama and Michelle Obama host a concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David as part of “In Performance at the White House” series; Obama delivers remarks.

  59. 221 Dudette
    May 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    This is either some really shoddy journalism (I know, it’s CNN so what else is new) or the TSA agents in Rhode Island are idiots or both:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/08/travel/stuffed-animals-gun-parts/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    So now in addition to “I felt threatened”, you can just say “I didn’t know those concealed gun parts were in there – my ex must have done that” and go on your merry way? WTH!

  60. 223 utaustinliberal
    May 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Chips may we please have a new thread? It could be about anything or nothing like the show Seinfeld.

    • 224 hopefruit2
      May 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      First!

      I’ve already claimed 1st prize on the new thread – so you can’t be first, even if you post the first comment. Sorry! :) :) :)

  61. 225 0388jojothecat
    May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    How you stop getting notification emails? I have to remove the check mark on each individual Posts.

    • 226 amk for obama
      May 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Before you post your comment, untick the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” box. This should hold good till you log out. When log in again, go back to step 1.

  62. May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    • 228 CindyH
      May 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      I expected this, but still a sharp blow. I know children who are torn apart knowing that some of their neighbors consider their families invalid. It really hurts to see what this does to these children.

  63. May 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    AN APOLOGY TO BWD

    I just returned after a busy day to find out that my comment this morning addressing BWD’s frontpaged statement had offended BWD. I’m sorry, it was not my intention to disparage BWD or run her out of this site. I now realize that my disagreement had taken a more personal assault note than I had in mind. And so, BWD please forgive me. I love you.

    I fully understand your perspective, particularly when we all believe that PBO is not a consummate politician but a rare gifted leader. Thus, it seems as if his perpetual state of “evolving” on marriage equality seems incongruous with the principled man we all know and love. My counterargument to your statement is that, there is a perfectly good reason why as we say in my native language, “you don’t want to poke a spider’s scrotum”. Remember how he resisted all the clarion calls to revoke DADT by Executive Order? Remember how Emoprogs, led by John Aravosis swore to high Heaven that PBO did NOT want to repeal DADT?

    Pres. Obama took his time because he wanted to avoid BLOWBACK from the military brass & rank & file if he rushed the issue. It took 18 months but he got it done the right and lasting way and got the entire military structure to invest skin in the game.

    So what does this tell us about Pres. Obama? It tells us that he has very little use for rhetorical flourishes for their own sake. Yes he is a gifted orator and his words soothe as a balm, but ironically, PBO himself is not fond of rhetoric as an end in itself.

    Yes in a sense he is UNSENTIMENTAL, like that. He learned not to trust sentimentality as a child because, you guessed it, no matter how much he pined for a more conventional childhood complete with his Dad, it never happened, so he learned to operate within the world AS IT IS and not as he would wish it to be.

    So, I firmly believe that, it is not cowardice or political cravenness that is holding PBO back from stating his support for Marriage Equality. He is biding his time. But as he himself also said, that should not prevent gays from agitating for their rights. He said it is not for him to counsel patience. At this time though, the political winds are not blowing right for him to provoke any more wedge issues than he already has on his plate. just as he told Medvedev, post-election, he’ll be better positioned to actually act, not just talk.

    Anyway, the long and short of this post is to apologize to you for my insensitivity this morning. We are all on the same side BWD, and I have always loved you all the way from Dkos to your Tweets. Please don’t leave TOD on my account.

    I hope I am forgiven. Thanks.

    • 230 amk for obama
      May 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      This is a typical wedge driven by the msm thugs. Let’s all put it behind us and move on. Eyes on the prize, people.

  64. 231 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  65. 233 desertflower
    May 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/08/478673/paul-ryan-food-stamps/

    This guy needs to find a job somewhere where there are no people.

  66. 234 hopefruit2
    May 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Ms. Cox is going to be on Maddow coming up after the commercial break. I’m really curious to see what her angle is based on this strange tweet:

  67. May 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    President Obama made the following statement about Richard Lugar’s loss to Richard Mourdock in Indiana’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday:

    “As a friend and former colleague, I want to express my deep appreciation for Dick Lugar’s distinguished service in the United States Senate.  While Dick and I didn’t always agree on everything, I found during my time in the Senate that he was often willing to reach across the aisle and get things done.   My administration’s efforts to secure the world’s most dangerous weapons has been based on the work that Senator Lugar began, as well as the bipartisan cooperation we forged during my first overseas trip as Senator to Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.  Senator Lugar comes from a tradition of strong, bipartisan leadership on national security that helped us prevail in the Cold War and sustain American leadership ever since.  He has served his constituents and his country well, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

  68. 244 lisalovesobama
    May 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Looks like Lawry didn’t get the memo about the gay marriage meme is over. Apparently, one of his segments is gonna be about it. :roll:

  69. May 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Barett just won the Primary, he will face Walker!

  70. 246 lisalovesobama
    May 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    why are PBO and Willard in a virtual tie on a poll about immigration? PBO is at 39% and Willard at 40%. What the motherf***ing f***?!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously? What? —- I just saw it on Lawry’s show. SMFH!!!!!

  71. May 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Ben Aflek and Matt Damon are fundraising for Warren.
    I suppose that is good news? They finally made themselves useful!


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