Hi Elle, I’ll be second?
President Barack Obama is escorted by Air Force Col. Greg N. Urtso, vice commander of the 11th Wing, May 10, 2012 as he walks to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
OhOhOh! Is this one for ME? Can I share? Wowee!, Chios and PBO rock my world!
Please everyone, kindly ignore me, I am so excited about today.. Just went out to water the birds, and place my brand new yard sign, so the motorcade knows where to turn into the driveway!
lol, Pamela, well done
Looking good, Mr. President. Looking mighty fine. It is an absolutely GORGEOUS day here in the mid-Atlantic. Safe travels!
President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., May 10
On his way to see Pamela in Seattle! Lovely photo, Chips. Thank you Elle for sharing!
Make sure you get a kiss from PBO, Pamela!
Major side-eye! Don’t play with me!
Elle? Are we in the Twilight Zone yet?
Good west coast morning Chipsticks!
Good west coast morning TOD family.
Yesterday, my wonderful President made me so very proud.
So I signed the petition saying that I stand with my President
And I made my campaign contribution at Chipsticks Donation site.
ANOTHER great video and a fantastic new page:
Dearest Chips & BWD, I just had to write this in light of this week’s occurrences. We are a family here, many of us followed BWD from that orange place, and her home became ours. Dear TOD family, BWD is one of the heroines from the days of Sen. Barack Obama till now. She jumped in those waters filled with sharks (read men) and took on the struggle head on…Now I don’t want to sound feminist or anything, I’m just emphasizing the enormity of the challenge BWD took on. I mean some of us were new to blogging and the like yet she was already there doing everything to get the Senator elected. She always brought good news to GOS, she was heckled at times, but didn’t give up….finally it became unbearable that she had to leave and set up TOAITR. We (decent people) followed her. This is the BWD who has even had threats made on her life all because of her unmatched defense of PBO! She is a warrior and worrier (which can be a weakness). She wears her heart on her sleeve and gets too emotionally invested ; which sometimes gets interpreted as hair on fair or hand- wringing…I believe it’s because she has the courage to venture into the dark dark sites and confront people all in her defense of PBO. In the process, she (like Chips) gets worn-out, emotionally and physically….you would too if you had to deal with all the bile they deal with daily! But we all know her heart is ever in the right place, people lets accept her as just that, Mama BWD. When they (Chips and BWD) come on here feeling discouraged, let’s life them up, that’s what family does, moreover this demonstrates that they must really have a comfort level with us to bear their fears for all to see. Come on now family!
Now Mama Chips, there’s a reason Yardarm calls you Captain, it’s no cliché… you ARE our captain as we navigate the high seas. We may face fair winds or rough ones, but we got to keep on moving, we shall surely get there! You, BWD, Deaniac (TPV), Eclectablog, ABL, and SP etc… are our generals, leading this army as we fight the good fight under our Commander-in-chief President Barack Obama! Make no mistake this is a world-wide movement. I have Ugandan roots, used to live and work in Japan, but moved to Nigeria with my husband 2yrs ago. So even from oceans away, we follow you. Please don’t threaten to leave us again, coz I I’ve got news for you Lady, you are as stuck with us, as we are with you!!LOL. We are going to finish what we started. Aint nobody out there gonna pull a Willard and take credit for this OBOT MOVEMENT; our dear generals, it’s all because of you, so please hang in there, history will remember you when the President Obama library is set up, I guarantee you your good works will be there too!!!!
TOD family, let’s remember that we are all different, come from different places, in fact no two people in a family are the same. But like PBO likes to say ‘we also have common values.’ When push comes to shove we are there for each other (think Hachiko & Lunar, Kayla & Donna, soon Sheri will soon join them in DC , and what about all the generous donations you TOD family makes at the drop of a hat)! You are all decent people, together we make a great team with different gifts- —Chips to bring out those pics that take us all to heaven and just make our days , Linda with those incredible videos, HZ, Joan & LDS who just bring such peace and serenity, WIW & Global CL & Donna are the pragmatic ones, channeling our discussions into action, Jovie for the latest news, LL& Tally simplify complexities for us, Bob & UTA & the rest are our very own twitterazzi and as for Yardarm—-LOLest! So lurkers, non-lurkers, national & international, we are one solid unit, air-tight. We might have disagreements with each other, but no outside force is gonna break our bond. I know trolls will haz a sad after reading the following… PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS HERE FOR 4 MORE YEARS….WE ARE OBOTS FOR LIFE AND WE WILL CRUSH YOU IF YOU MESS WITH HIM!!!!
Love you guys, JC
PS- Isnt our President awesome:-)))
Thank you for these true and inclusive thoughts, jcafrica!
You’re welcome, Dear!
JCafrica has spoken! Thanks Africa for your sincere and encouraging words of wisdom.
BTW are you the same “africa” who’s been a regular here?
I’m wondering same, last night I saw just the familiar ‘africa’.
no the other ‘africa’ lives here in the U.S… remember she got a new job not to long ago. I think JC is making her first comment
No, Africa’s different. I comment once in a while, but I’m here everyday!LOL I should comment more regularly from now though; PBO needs all hands on deck
I would love to read your comments everyday.. keep them coming JC and good to meet you
What a wonderful comment, JCAfrica! You should definitely comment more often.
Well said jcafrica. Ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around!
JC.. you’re pretty awesome yourself what a lovely moving comment.. and you are so spot on w/ all of it. We all owe a huge debt to both BWD & Chips for always being on the front lines for our President. And yes we absolutely do know how to come together for President Obama and for one another. Thank you~
Awww Sheri,PBO brings out our better angels
This!! This!!! Thank you for saying what so many of us feel. There are many of us who followed BWD to here. We are family. We disagree but we all must work together to keep this wonderful man and his family in the White House! It is going to be a bad season but we are here together!!
Yes,as long as we stick with each other and PBO, we will come out ontop;-)
Indeed he is !
Aye matey, and it is so. However,Chips is the Admiral of the Fleet. Know what I mean?
Oh yes, Admiral Chips;-)
I am one of the ‘afore-mentioned’ lurkers, but just felt the need to come in here, for a minute, to commente —
on the very beautiful comments from you to our wonderful Chips and BWD! ! ! Also for all the love, devotion,
love, SUPPORT, etc. for our AWESOME President Barack H. Obama ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I appreciate all you each do.
Also lots and lots of THANKS to all the TODers here — you all keep us informed and updated on everything,
and are ALL so appreciated.
Thanks again — LuvY’all – ♥
Lawrence will probably have this on his show tonight.
@DavidCornDC Imagine if Obama had organized a gang to get a kid in high school.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 10, 2012
He would probably still be serving time, as slanted and twisted as this system is. It would have been used against him heavily in the first campaign, we know that.
Too bad Mitt can't say, "That was when I was drinking." @AOnePercentBully— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 10, 2012
Does anyone know how old Willard was at the time? From what I remember of his father, George, he would have been horrified at this kind of behavior. If a son of mine had done this, I would have taken him for therapy–any kid that filled with hate needs help. In any case, it”s a terrible indication of Willard’s natural disregard of and insensitivity to other people. He is constitutionally incapable of walking in someone else’s shoes to the point where it seems almost pathological.
Congressman Frank was spot-on when he said Willard “Mitt” Romney had a mean streak. No wonder he also mistreated his dog.
The thing is that’s not who PObama is… Obama Community Organized and the drooling idiots wouldn’t shut up about that like it was a bad thing. That came back to bite them in the ass now that he’s a World Community Organizer.
3rd rate msm-mitt abusing his dog as adult. No bfd. mitt abusing his classmates as kid. No bfd. Obama ate dog meat as 8 year old. It's BFD.— (@amk4obama) May 10, 2012
Excellent – R’Ted!
It wasn't that Romney on his own assaulted a gay student. He organized a mob to get the guy. #ManagementExperience #HardToRecall— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 10, 2012
Whoopsie again, sorry hf!
Maybe he’ll try to spin this as what a skillful community organizer he was at an early age..and how as a youngster he already knew how to build fences, and reinforce his twisted beliefs.
LOL. Good one.
Yeah, “Romney Demonstrates Early Leadership Skills”/ snark.
I hope Joe, Jake taper, and Chuckie talk about this issue this is news let’s flush it out tweet to
martin bashir, Rev Sharpton, and Ed and tweet to CNN and ket see if jake. Chuckie and Joe will
have the balls to investigate Robney!! come on.
So I leave to catch up on previous threads…get back to MY thread (just I owned it)…and poof, everybody’s gone. Well, off I go again to finish up. Please try to stay in one place.
Not possible, cookemom! We are moving forward into Warp Factor 9, readying the ship for orders from our CIC to move into Warp Factor 10! No one will be sleeping much until after Nove’ber 6, maybe not even then!
@ObamaTeaParty (slogan: Even Obama Is Better Than Romney) is following me on Twitter. Are these guys for real?
If they are, shouldn’t we engage and encourage them ?
college kay, you asked me if I followed you on that twit machine. I don’t know if you’re aware of my technological disabilities, but no, I can’t even follow my own mind half the time. Anyway, send me what I need to forward on to her. She uses all that there new fangled webber stuff too; something called MySpace and the others.
hmm I’m not sure how to get it to her. I don’t wanna post my facebook page publicly.
i understand fully, can u maybe contact her via this link on her website? She’s starting an ’80′s babies for Obama” and looking for like minded people in her peer group to do stuff for the campaign. http://www.zenfulrevolutionapparel.com/
The site doesn’t work for me :-/
OK, oh well, it’ll happen one way or another I’m sure. Thanks CK
Is that your daughter? She’s pretty!
And that guy on there modeling the tee is a cutie!
Collegekay, it works for me. Cute site!
The third new ad this morning is probably the best:
And a new web page:
I noticed Obama did not mention how he followed Mitt Romney’s advice in saving the auto industry. It’s all about “me me me”!
bwd, the web page frame looks great, but the video frame is full of code — does anyone else get that?
Strange, two of my poests didn’t show and this one did. WP sucks.
Flippin’ heck, I just found them in spam!!! What’s up with that?!
Okay, okay, I REALLY have to go, oh man, my President is on his way! Travel in safety, Sir, you are much loved by all of us down here who wave to your aircraft from the ground! See you at 2:00!
Mitt seems to think that it will all go away if he just says something stupid, like this.
Screw you, Mitt…and the dressage horse you rode in on!
First he doesn’t remember, now he does, but wait he remembers it different than the others involved–he doesn’t remember the guy is suspected of being gay–He is going to need more than an etch-a-sketch with this one–he needs a slinky so he can just slink away from this.
I hate these nonapologies and he’s heard enough of them, he’s heard the reactions to them, is he brain dead?
Absolutely right, Mr. President!
Gay Former Romney Staffer: Obama ‘On The Right Side Of History’
Richard Grenell, the openly gay former Bush administration official who wa Mitt Romney’s national security spokesperson for a couple weeks before resigning under pressure from social conservatives upset with his hiring, praised President Obama for publicly supporting same sex marriage Wednesday. Grenell, who is an advocate for same sex marriage, told Metro Weekly Obama “deserves credit for finally taking a stand in favor of equality.”
His full statement:
President Obama’s decision to personally support gay marriage means he will be on the right side of history. He deserves credit for finally taking a stand in favor of equality. Nevertheless, it’s important to keep politicians from playing politics with a group’s civil rights. Democrats and Republicans continue to calculate the political implications of their positions, and the timing of the president’s announcement suggests his position is a political move too. While the president could have evolved when the Democrats controlled the House and the Senate or even yesterday before the swing state of North Carolina voted on the issue, Republicans should also remember that young people and many Christians believe in civil equality.
What rot. He needs to evolve, right out of the Republican party. What President Obama said yesterday makes Grenell, and his party look like jokes.
Where’s his assessment of Willard’s position??? I just can’t with these self-hating, delusional republicans.
Right, and both Bushes should have “evolved” when they ran the Whitehouse all those years. And maybe gays that are Republican should have held the Republican party’s feet to the fire. I have no sympathy for you Mr. Grenell, you knew goddamn well what sort of people you were working for, and now you want to give the President, a man that cared about your station in life, a backhanded compliment. Fuck you sir, because as sure as the sun rising in the morning you’ll be out there once again singing the Republican song.
You do know what a dick this guy is, don’t you? His outrageous positions on foreign policy make Cheney look sweet. He’s a full-time bastard.
Yeah, so, in conclusion, this guy is going to go with the person who hates gays and says he will never support gay marriage because PBO didn’t “evolve” fast enough to suit Grenell ego. What’s the matter with these people? Is thinking that foreign to them. Do they just willingly give up all reason and common sense to remain Republcan?
House Responds To Obama’s Marriage Endorsement By Reinforcing Discrimination |
The House of Representatives passed a measure reinforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, just hours after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality. In a vote of 245 to 171, the members “voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA — the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011.”
Sixteen Democrats voted in favor of the measure, while 7 Republicans opposed it. Among its many negative consequences, DOMA has denied federal benefits to same-sex couples and their families. House Republicans, however, have defended its constitutionality in 12 separate cases.
So the US House decides to stand on its little hind feet and declare itself a relic of the past, just as the president boldly leads us into the 21rst century. They are dinosaurs braying for their suppers just before the asteroids hit.
Now, I comprehend that Crypt Romney is seeking to be appointment LIAR in chief, but, is he deliberately attempting to open the portals of Hades
and resurrect all whom have thus far been laying in unconsciousness — for, I can tell you, the more that “robot”/Mitt” opens its multiple mouths and speak, the more the “dead” who rumble and rise, the more we interpret, hear, see, and perceive, what once bound us in inertia. For those who are pondering the meanings, get your handy dictionaries close.
Hey Lightfoot, I just thought the guy was running for President. I didn’t know he wanted to bring about the apocalypse.
Lol, Don. But then again with his work via Bain Capital he just might be.
“Crypt Romney” Hahahahahaha……
Why, Utaustinlieral I do share your sentiments — but would add a hearty MU-HA, HA, HA, LOL! To it.
Discrimination will not take away my vote for Pres Obama. My ancestor died for the right to vote agnst discrimination.— (@redbird45) May 10, 2012
OK, TODers. You know the drill:
Just for fairness' sake, think about your worst moment in high school. Now think about having it covered by the national media.— (@jodikantor) May 10, 2012
@jodikantor – fuck your 'fairness'.— (@amk4obama) May 10, 2012
Can’t have it both ways Jodi.
Go amk, you tell her. She writes a book about the Obamas without interviewing the Obamas and now she’s concerned about fairness. What a witch.
Williard’s not playing the Bad News Bears anymore. He’s in the Big Leagues and if he can’t run with the big dogs he should have stayed on the porch.
Is she a fucking idiot or what?
Now she’s interested in fairness?
Yeah. I wonder what her worst moment was in high school?
Hmmm?? It would be unfair not to speculate.
I don’t think this is getting that bad of Press. Only when Republucans are interviewed, do you hear anything negative.
The vast majority of Pundits, except for Fox, are ok with this decision.
Which is Great!
It’s certainly the most unified positive response I’ve heard since the election. But there is a lot of petty equivocations from the left. However, most of the support is extremely positive.
I am disturbed that my two very close friends who are lesbian have been silent on this at Facebook. My male gay friends are cheering but these two are not saying a word.
We think that certain issues define us. My one friend grew up on the far South side of Chicago, and she really didn’t want to vote for that black guy. I’m sure she didn’t vote in 2010 and obviously there is not enough this President can do to please her. That just cannot erase his blackness. So even though the vast majority of progressives are seeing this through the proper prism, this has dampened my view today and makes me so sad. I have been talking substantively to them on this stuff since 2007 and it makes me so very sad.
Okay, I have to get ready for work but i just wanted to ask all of you, Do you think as I do that Mitt Romney has early onset dementia? I don’t really think he is all there upstairs. I try to listen to him speak the other day and viewed a few clips today….I don’t think he really has all his faculties.
He is definitely ill. I don’t know what his pathology is, but he is very ill.
The guy is pushing 70 , isn’t he ?
Only 65. Remember he recently made a big deal about not signing up for Medicare.
The guy was born in 1947 per wiki.
There is something wrong with him, mentally. Besides his lies every time he opens his mouth, when he says anything off script, his comments are just crazy. “The trees are the right height” “I take credit” for saving the auto industry. Yesterday he tell a reporter to ask him important questions, or whatever words he used, because he is not capable of going off him talking points about the economy. This just isn’t normal behavior.
I seriously think there’s something mentally off with him, too. I think he’s gonna have some sort of meltdown before the campaign is over. Not that that would keep republicans from voting for him.
Anne will just say that’s his wild and crazy side finally coming out.
Anybody also notice he keeps getting tanner/more orange by the day? I can just imagine his crazed beauty regimen: black hair dye carefully applied to the head, self-tanner slathered on the body. Ready to go!
He probably goes to the same beauty salon as Boehner
Raygun dye job + Boner tan job = Willard
Hopefully it will stop Independents from voting for Mitt. His constant lying and seeking to take credit for PBO’s accomplishments is extremely unsettling. “A liar is worst than a thief. A thief will steal your property. A liar will steal your reality.” 50 cent
I don’t know about dementia but for awhile I’ve felt there is something really off with this guy.
I don’t think so. Romney has always been like that.
Its not dementia. Its difficulty keeping up with all the lies he’s told. He can’t keep them straight. When he’s not keeping up a with lie, he’s racking his brain for new ones.
These are funny gifs about POTUS and same sex marriage.
THAT took someone one devil of a time to create! Liked the corgis best, though
I have to sign in every time I Post!
jovie141, I don’t, and I keep waiting for the ax to fall. I never log out, though. Don’t know if that’s the reason.
From another site. I’m not sure if it’s accurate, but can’t hurt.
“Please take the time to call the WH comment line. Right now the calls are evenly divided. 202 456 1111 Lets show the President we have his back : )”
Just did it!
So, Robney says, in response to High School prank- that in High School we all do dumb things.
But, it’s ok for The Robney Camp to jump all over a six year old for eating Dog, while in Indonesia?
Short answer yes. That’s politics. It’s a meaningless harmless prank. Unless my opponent does it. Then’s it’s the most vile disgusting thing ever perpetrated on mankind.
Strangely enough, this hazing that Robney did as a Kid, usually is Breaking News on MSNBC.
Not a Peep from them! Surprise!
Jovie when I turned on my tv this morning at 9:00 PT, the guy name Roberts?? with the blue eyes was discussing it with Ed Gillespie. I also heard it on the Stephanie Miller show by the lady who does the news. It is being discussed.
No, instead Alex Wagner interrogated BenLaBolt about the ‘timing’. How it would have magically changed everything BEFORE NC. How PBO didn’t support NC by not coming out before the vote. Romney’s cruelty? Crickets.
I have come to loathe her.
So what did Ben LaBolt have to say?
He was great. He brought it back to Pbo ‘s record masterfully. I am so impressed with the spokespeople from the campaign. But you could see flashes in his eyes like “seriously?”
Before I dive into the goodies, my new piece is up at TPV: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/05/evolution.html. Take a gander if you wish.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama do have one thing in common. They’re both running on Barack Obama’s accomplishments.
Brawawawawaaaa! The gopropaganda machine have themselves a psychopathic Mormon running for the highest office in the land..this should be the end of their stupid party.
MAYOR CORY BOOKER
Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey talks with Rachel Maddow about why marriage equality is not a matter of gay rights but equal rights for all Americans. His passion was on full display. I think he really got to Rachel. I thought I saw tears welling up in her eyes at the end of the interview. It was a very powerful interview.
Just saw a tweet from the chyron on msnbc: senior Romney aide says they are doubling down on a constitutional amendment. Yea!
And I loathe Alex Wagner.
OK–I read the bit about the bullying of another student that Romney did in prep school. In a nutshell–that’s who he is! He didn’t confront the gay student on his own, he led a pack of students to attack one student. That’s who he is! People do change their views on issues as they mature. But, basic charactor stays the same throughout life. That’s who he is!
Why oh why do I use the same procedure to embed a tweet and sometimes it doesn’t show up?
This kind of governance is what some people are willing to give back to Republicans over same sex marriage? Seriously?
This is an excellent post. Collegekay, will it help?
The Morning Plum: Will gay marriage force Romney on to culture war footing?
By Greg Sargent
The papers are filled with articles gaming out whether Obama’s big announcement yesterday puts him at political risk, but the other question is this: Will it force Mitt Romney on to a culture war footing when he’d rather be talking about the economy?
His base will want him to go into total culture war mode. And that will lose him the middle.
Today a strange thing will happen. President Obama’s plane will fly directly over my house (about 150 miles south of Seattle). The plane will circle, an arm will be waving out the window, and I’ll see a flash of that million watt smile. Could happen!
auni, in your dreams anything can happen.
Fox Now Asking: Is The Drop In Gas Prices A Bad Thing?
Note that Fox is now raising how worldwide economic factors are affecting gas prices, after spending weeks blaming Obama for the price increase since the president’s inauguration. Fox won’t explain that the extremely low price in January 2009 was a short-lived drop caused by the massive economic recession. In fact, last week on Fox News, Varney explicitly said with a straight face that the price increase since the bottom of the recession had “everything to do with” Obama, but the recent drop in gas prices “has nothing to do with” him:
@EricBoehlert RW Bizarro University where assaulting your gay classmate is ok, but hugging your liberal professor is not.— (@Chancho_Loco) May 10, 2012
That is how disgusting the Republicans are. Beating the crap out of a gay classmate is fine, but hugging a professor is treason. If anyone even think of not voting for President Obama because of his opinion on gay marriage, they better use some common sense, and remember what the radical Republicans stands for.
It’s like the opposition are packs of wild mouth breathing monsters..not having much brain activity.
One decision, many ripples
By Steve Benen
After President Obama endorsed marriage equality yesterday, Howard Kurtz called it “a political earthquake that shakes the landscape.” While, in a literal sense, this may have been one person expressing an opinion on one issue, Kurtz’s assessment looks even more accurate now than it did 21 hours ago.
The president’s announcement has clearly caused a ripple on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers who may have been reluctant to speak out on the issue before have started to follow Obama’s lead, and were House Republicans moved quickly to reaffirm support for the Defense of Marriage Act and prohibit same-sex marriages on U.S. military bases.
What’s more, Greg Sargent reports that Obama’s comments also appear to have given a shot in the arm for ENDA’s bipartisan proponents.
Can someone please tell me again how to turn off the motherf-ing comments that are filling up my inbox? Oh, lordy, that’s annoying!
ok, I think I just figured it out.
Dogs Against Romney see a pattern with Mitt’s cruelty:
“A dentist, a lawyer, a prosecutor, and a principal all remember the incident clearly. The only person who doesn’t remember it is the GOP nominee for president of the United States.
Lauber died in 2004, but he is remembered by those who cared about him. Just like Seamus.”
Very good. Tweeted.
A dentist, a lawyer, a prosecutor, & a principal all remember the incident clearly. Except the gop nominee. dogsagainstromney.com/2012/05/mitt-r…— (@amk4obama) May 10, 2012
I am still getting multiple replies in my inbox and they are all the same comment. Can anyone help? I un-checked the “notify me of follow-up comments by email” but that doesn’t seem to change it.
Try to logout and then login again. And before you post your comment after login, untick the tick.
ok, thanks, we’ll see if that does the trick.
amk for obama, Mitt remembers. You can bet 10 thousand dollars he remember.
Or I bet you $10,000 dollars he remembers. Instead of him telling the truth and asking for forgiveness, he choose to have a fake memory lost.
Edwina, Robney’s memory loss is even more remarkable since he was the ringleader.
“Vicious” is exactly who romeny was and still is. He’s going around the country throwing vicious lies and insults at our President..yet trying to run on PBO’s RECORD!
BARK OBAMA! TRES CUTE!!
Good Morning TOD family
So proud of our President, and proud of all who have applauded his decision.
I love these lines in Steve Benen’s blog –
“The Obama campaign seems more than comfortable with this, and released this video earlier today, using this issue to reinforce the “forward vs. backward” theme.
If the president’s campaign team is nervous about the political risks associated with embracing marriage equality, they’re hiding it well.”
IMHO – we will not loose this election because of super pac $$, lies from Romney, or the economy. We will loose if we allow fear to quiet our voices and paralyze our actions.
So lets use this blog to support each other, and grow more fearless day by day.
PolitiFact | Obama says Romney would cut his own taxes while raising others’-We rate it Mostly True.
politifact.com/truth-o-meter/… via @politifact— Bharat Manghnani (@bmangh) May 10, 2012
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would spend $2 trillion more than the current Pentagon budget over the next decade, according to an analysis of his proposal to tie the Defense budget to the gross domestic product.
Travis Sharp, a Center for a New American Security analyst, found Romney’s Defense Department would have a budget that spends $2.1 trillion more than the current plan over the next 10 years if the Pentagon budget was based on 4 percent of GDP, as Romney has proposed.
I very much agree that President Obama said the right thing about SSM and is on the right side of history, as many have asserted. I do worry, however, about the consequences on the election. Currently, the election is looking pretty positive for Obama, advantages seem to be inching up in most polls in key states, but the race is still tight. I will be anxiously awaiting the next round of polls post-announcement. Obama’s stance is overwhelmingly approved by the under 29 age group. What I worry about is the middle aged and older in those toss up states, whether opposition to this endorsement will be enough to turn some Obama voters away or not, especially when a few votes here and there may make the diff in winning a state and thus the election. There is definitely political risk with this decision as I don’t see how it gains any voters but has the possibility of losing some. So sigh. We will see what we will see and how much this remains a key issue. So far, it looks like mostly religious figures weighing in to condemn, not shockingly. I assume there will be Repub super pacs which will try to jump on this, and I will not be surprised to see “war on marriage”, “war on religion” ads. And the anti-social issues voters tend to show up in big numbers. And I was correct that Joe B. forced the timing on this, as PBO admitted. PBO didn’t want this to interfere with his opening rallies and the student loan issue and the list for Congress. I think he and his team wanted more of a headwind before he made this announcement, likely at the Dem convention. So sorry to state all these fears. But I can’t help but worry as I believe we are definitely at a crossroads, and this election victory may be the most important ever.
Dotster I believe it was a good thing that he announced his support for SSM now. He said he was going to say something about this before the convention. I think it’s better that it came out now, because it gives us more time to educate voters on what is really at stake in this election.
FLOTUS was such a joy to listen to, she was so real and funny. I so respect our wonderful First Lady. Honoring the Military Moms is really a nice thing to do.
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