1:45 ET: Vice President Biden discusses the economy with supporters in Keene, New Hampshire.
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hey amk! you’ve been busy today!
You noticed too, eh? He’s been very active!
Nah, not much. You should have seen me y’day.
Roger Ailes: "We Still Know Nothing About Obama, Despite the Fact that I'm Allegedly in Charge of a 24-Hour News Channel"— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 22, 2012
Hammer. Meet Nail
@TheDailyEdge: Well Roger it isn't our fault if YOUR reporters are incompetent or YOU are not discerning enough. VOTERS (WE) know PBO.— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 22, 2012
@TheDailyEdge; Roger doesn't even know his own responsibilities ('allegedly in charge') @FoxNews so makes sense he knows nothing re Pres O.— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 22, 2012
Uh, duh, Rog? You could read HIS BOOKS! it’s all in there for everyone! You can read, can’t you?
‘You can read, can’t you?’ Well now, Pamela, that’s quite a big assumption on your part. You DO know that there have been the odd cases where someone in high places cannot read?
Here’s an example of how well the media listens/reads
@jeneps: That's the message YOU got? Nothing about context, eh? Lord save voters from media ignorance of this type.— Vick C. (@sonamie) May 22, 2012
Barack Obama was a Senator, he ran for President, he became President, and these sick bastards are still talking about we still know nothing about Obama.
Roger Ailes doesn’t know that President Obama attended Columbia Univ. and Harvard Univ. Law School where he served as President of Harvard Law Review?
Roger Ailes doesn’t know that President Obama practiced Civil Right Law in Chicago and was a Professor Of Constitutional Law at the Univ. of Chicago?
Roger Ailes doesn’t know that President Obama served 8 years in Illinois’ State Senate?
Roger Ailes doesn’t know that President Obama served 4 years the United States Senate? (By the way that’s two years more in Congress than Abe Lincoln who served only one term-2yrs- in the House of Rep.)
Roger Ailes doesn’t know that if you combine his 8 yrs in the State Senate and 4 years in the United States Senate, means had served 12 years in Elected office before he was elected to office which is more time than either George W. Bush or Mitt Romney have done?
Roger Ailes does not know that President Obama has been serving as President of the United States for 31/2 years, saved the economy from a depression, and finally brought to justice OBL?
May be Roger Ailes doesn’t know all these things because he has been in charge of 24/7 right wing propaganda machine which he mistakes for a “News Channel.”
Bottom line for me is that we get to show Roger Ailes what we know about Pres O In November! In the meantime… who is Roger Ailes?
Get ‘em Joey! If anybody watches him live, please throw a little live-blogging our way.
Why is it that every state that gets up and close to Romney…turns against him. He and the president were going back and forth in the polls in NH…until Romney campaigned there. Now According to PPP, they were fairly close last year, and now the prez is up by 8 pts. Perhaps the MSM will do their jobs and go through Romney’s background as well as they went through the Prez.
From First Read:
*** Powell praises Obama but doesn’t endorse: On “TODAY” this morning, Colin Powell largely praised Obama’s presidency thus far, though he said he was still waiting to make an endorsement. Powell told NBC’s Matt Lauer that Obama had stabilized the financial industry, rescued the auto industry, and taken the country out of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression. His biggest criticism of the Obama administration, he said, was its failure to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, but he acknowledged that was due to congressional opposition. But Powell didn’t endorse Obama, saying that he wanted to listen to what Romney is saying. “I owe that to the Republicans,” he said.
*** Booker: “I am very upset that I am being used by the GOP this way”: While Republicans have made Cory Booker their new hero in the battle over Bain, it’s worth remembering that will only go so far. Booker, clearly nervous about how this episode is playing with base Democrats, went on “Rachel Maddow” last night, and said this: “I am very upset that I am being used by the GOP this way and it’s, uh, while I thought today I was going to be quiet, I’ve been pushed so far that you are going to hear a lot from me to the extent possible and to the extent that President Obama and his campaign want to hear from me.”
*** The myth of the “Catholic vote”: Be sure not to miss msnbc.com’s Mike O’Brien piece on the myth of the Catholic vote. He writes, “The most misunderstood voting bloc in the 2012 election is the Catholic vote. Why? Because there isn’t one. The religious assemblage, which has evolved over the past century from a strong Democratic constituency into a national election bellwether, is no longer discernible from most other voter groups. As the community has become less homogenous and more assimilated into mainstream culture, so has its voting habits – sending many politicians on a fool’s errand in pursuit of the ‘Catholic vote.’ ‘I think the Catholic vote is very fractured right now,’ said Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., the editor in chief of ‘America,’ a Catholic newsweekly published by the Jesuits.”
*** On the trail: Vice President Biden gives a speech in Keene, NH at 1:45 pm ET (the Romney camp holds a conference call at 10:30 am pre-butting his speech)… Romney continues to raise money in New York… And the RNC is holding a conference call at 9:00 am charging that Obama has rolled out “the red carpet for the Castro family.”
When Powell endorsed then-Senator Obama in 2008, it showed that his judgement had been restored to some degree – he got more out of that endorsement than the President. He lost some of that credibility when he begged the Republicans to keep him in their party after he was castigated by Limbaugh. And now he’s showing us why he associates with a racist party like the Republicans, by holding the President to an unreal standard, and not acknowledging how everything the President has done will benefit the economy in some way. Was President Obama just supposed to do the things that are obvious to people to associate directly with the economy? Was he not supposed to created hundreds of thousands of jobs (and a chance for millions more to feel confident enough to start their own businesses) through the health industry by passing a health reform law that will also have the benefit of insuring millions more people and ensuring health security for many millions more? Was he not supposed to provide stability in the marketplace by passing the Financial reforms and ensuring that consumers have a dedicated advocate? Was he not supposed to ensure an educated workforce by increasing Pell grants, and reforming the education system? Should he not have managed the two wars, eliminating the spending of billions of more dollars supporting two wars – and attempting to reinvest those billions back into the US economy? How about all the unexpected disasters – should the President have just ignored those because they aren’t directly related to the word “economy”, even though billions of dollars have been lost through floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and oil spills – and the President assigning emergency status allows those economies and communities to begin to rebuild?
It’s a short sighted person, or a willfully ignorant one, who believes that the President didn’t focus enough on the economy. And it’s a dishonest one who denies the President the credit he deserves, and who refuses to acknowledge the damage the Republican party has done to the economy – and the damage they plan to do if Romney becomes President.
I’m done with Powell from here on out.
Oh – my comment is relating to the radio reports this morning on NPR that Powell stated he wasn’t endorsing President Obama because he hadn’t spent enough time on the economy.
Yup, powell’s credibility was shot when he lied in front of the whole world and abetted starting an illegal war. A man with character would have quit the post and party when he was asked to lie for the neocons. Never cared for 2008 endorsement. He can shove it up his lying ass.
I get the sense he is waiting until closer to November to announce his support for PBO when he feels it will be more effective.
I doubt that. He could have kept his mouth shut until close to November, like in 2008. He’s trying to soften the impact when he endorses Mitt – the fact that he still feels loyalty to that party speaks volumes. And the fact that he is still “listening to what Mitt has to say” when Mitt just announced a joint fundraiser with Darth Cheney today – he can keep his endorsement. What good is it?
I had the sense that he was on TV selling his book. That coy stuff about whom he’s going to endorse was plain BS on his part, have people talk about him, maybe sell more books? Does his endorsement matter?
His endorsement is a negative at this point – in my opinion.
I saw a stack of invitations to a talk he will be here giving in early June. Let me just say the stack was not exactly flying off the shelf in the mail room!
Theo, I saw a clip of what he said, and it really does not seem to have been fairly represented by the radio types you heard. He was quite fair to the President AND IMO he endorsed him without actually saying he already endorses him, but then I have a thing about how words are used. If I run across the clip again I’ll post it so you can see what I mean. I won’t go hunting for it though, ’cause that always take me forever!
VC, he made me squirm a little on the Today Show, and I sort of tuned out. He did not need to offer comments w/out a question being directly asked. However, NPR’s characterization of what he said wasn’t quite accurate. Being a military guy, if he wanted to discuss Afghanistan, he could have said that withdrawal was longer than he wished, but ….etc., etc. Regarding the economy, he badly phrased whatever he wanted to say, but I don’t remember him saying that he wasn’t endorsing POTUS because of the economy. I got a sense that there was something else going on w/ him on Today Show — that’s why I went with, yep, he’s selling his book, and switched off the teevee.
He didn’t say he wasn’t endorsing PBO in the clip I heard, and the sense I got was that he was ‘playing games’ with words on the endorsement issue, saying he would take the time to consider both men. Of course, though, one could argue ‘Why is an intelligent(?) person still standing behind the Republican umbrella in 2012?’
Oh yes, Colin Colin Colin…romney the Lying barber from hell hasn’t said enough the last 6 or 7 years he’s been running for president to know what he’s all about. Brwawawawawaaaa Credibiltiy..out the window AGAIN.
I saw a clip as well and I didn’t get the impression that he wasn’t going to endorse PBO. What I heard him say was, being a private citizen gives him the luxury of not having to feel that he had to endorse anyone at any given time. He went on to say that his choice has a lotto do with who the candidate brings with him. I think many times the avarice for the MSM is so strong, that no matter what is said or protrayed is condemned out of hand. I don’t know where the ‘Powell’s gonna endorse Mo’money’ meme comes from.
Yes, CM, this sounds like the one I saw, and exactly the impression I got. Lord knows I can’t now remember where I saw it. Do you?
I mean, do you remember where you saw it, not where I did.
Thanks VC – I’ll look for the clip after work tonight (can’t access that stuff during the day from work). I’ll hold my final judgment until then.
RIDE OR DIE JOE!!!
Talk about nauseating ….
@CoryBooker What's nauseating is what @MittRomney did to this woman youtu.be/414qXn66t3I and countless others. FYI @davidaxelrod— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 22, 2012
@JoeBiden Please remind everyone in NH that 'nauseating' is what @MittRomney did to this woman youtu.be/414qXn66t3I & countless others.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 22, 2012
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchenson (R-TX) is talking with Mrs. Greenspan saying Willard would be good for women. It is unbelievable that she can say with a straight face her BS and that Mrs Greenspan accepts it.
How do they sleep at night?
It’s a long process; moral fiber by moral fiber is lost. Only then can one become devoid of compassion, sort of like the process that Anakin Skywalker went through.
Good analogy, Don. These people have long lost any relationship with truth. It’s all about self and greed. On the other hand, who really cares with Kay Bailed Hutchenson says or Mrs. Greenspan thinks. They are dinosaurs from another age.
dinosaurs from hell.
theo67, The lying bastards sleep well at night. Because they have no heart, in order to truly care about people you have to have a caring heart. So someone need to ask Bailey Hutchenson that if Mitt were to closed down planned parenthood, there are women who probably wouldn’t see a doctor. So the very women who depends on that place for mammograms and other healthcare needs, have no place for their healthcare needs, how is that caring about women? Every woman isn’t like Ann Romney, who don’t have to worry about things such as this.
That’s the point, AB. They will do okay, so every woman must be them. Poor women or those struggling to make it don’t exist in their world. It doesn’t matter what happens to them–they’re expendable.
KBH gave me a perfect example of the robots in the Republican party when she said on tv, after McCain chose Palin, that SP was a “refreshing” choice. There’s no way KBH could be human and not be enraged that she had been passed over, loyal Repub that she’s always been, a woman of experience and knowledge (whether you agree with her or not is another thing) for a cross between a pit bull and a Barbie doll. But there she was, swallowing it all, supporting utter insanity. As mad as I get at our side’s constant stumbling over our message, I’m glad we’re fully human.
Bill, it would be unbelieveable if they said anything remotely in line with reality on mitt the lying barber from hell.
Has VP Joe started to speak? I haven’t found him yet.
Found him! Okay
His delivery seems very calm, which I like.
So! Here you are!
Yep! I’m trying to keep a low profile…;) …just kidding.
Is that possible?
I refuse to answer on the grounds that my answer may….
Pennylvania Poll: Obama Up 8, Doubles Romney With Independent Voters livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/pa-pol… via @TPM— Martha Ramirez (@sweetnonnie) May 22, 2012
Thank you, Lord. Please, please, please let this continue so that Romney drops out of the state early. Our local right wing paper had an interesting headline the other day. It said “Is Pennsylvania really a swing state?” It posited that it was not at the presidential level, but presents opportunities for the GOP at the congressional level.
Mafia-style execution for Australia’s flawed Obama mugs
198 mugs were smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building.
They don’t mess around lol
Ha! That is actually quite cute
“You have not buried any other mistakes in concrete, have you Mr. Kenny, per chance?” Faulkner asked.
I’m okay with this decision, and appreciate that it was based on great respect for PBO (whom they adore), and to prevent any future embarrassment for Oz should any flawed product find its way onto eBay or somewhere like that! Love my Aussies!
There are SO many reasons I love TOD… not the least of which are the alerts to speeches. Joe is kicking ass and being warmly received in NH. Lovin’ it!
“I know this sounds like fiction” Joe’s comment on repub #waronwomen
VP Joe is really breaking it down where folks can really understand. I love he and PBO.
You’re right on target, COS. Loved the line “we will not go back to the 50s in social policies…to the failed Bush admin on economic policies” Of course I’m paraphrasing, but he hit nail on head!
I love when VP Joe said, we haven’t talked about Romney’s foreign policy.
Me too. Hope the speech gets lots of play, but….
If anyone still has doubts the Kochs pay the baggers to post on left websites – here is even more proof:
That helps explain the nastiness of the comments in HP.
LATIMES has been taken over too, especially now that it’s a pay-site.
And the Hill website, which is the most informative website. Trolls over that website, morning, noon and night!
Interesting, I had not heard that the LATIMES was charging. The NYTimes charges, but I think it is heavlly moderated as it has generally very intelligent comments.
LATIMES is one of the worst.
heheheheh…I’ve been kind of following this whole RP delegate thing and I am hoping that in this case that Gingrich is 100% right.
I am so hoping for a floor fight for his delegates in Florida. Nothin would be finer….
Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the biggest danger facing the Mitt Romney campaign was the “Ron Paul forces.”
Gingrich, in an appearance on Sean Hannity Radio Monday, warned that the Republican National Convention could get out of hand if the Romney campaign didn’t come with a clear plan.
In the end if Ron P gets his way at the Republican Convention good ole Rand will be Romney’s VP candidate.
Is Leroy holding on to his or are they up for sale? Reuters article:
During the creditors’ meeting, bankruptcy trustee Barbara Stalzer noted that the center’s tax returns showed it had been solvent as recently as the end of 2011. “How did it go from a 2011 tax return that seemed like everything was up to date and three months later it filed bankruptcy?”
Desmond replied that corporate members who were attracted to Gingrich as a policy promoter were worried about getting caught in the glare of the presidential campaign. “There were a lot of stories that began to appear in the paper, and (members) didn’t necessarily want to be mentioned in a political story because they weren’t political people. They were business people.”
Court documents list 64 creditors in the Center for Health Transformation bankruptcy, including the state of Missouri for income taxes ($894) and two Atlanta hotels – the St. Regis ($46,000) and Ritz Carlton ($8,500).
Benjamin Carlsen, an Atlanta attorney representing Chain Bridge Bank ($283,000), asked Desmond about the hotel expenditures.
“We had quarterly member meetings … we tended to hold in very nice places,” she explained.
I read somewhere that RP got 22 out of the 28 delegates in MN…..Shat is going to hit the fan in Tampa.
RP is aiming to have the GOP platform reflect, at least in part, his views. The GOP will cave, and that’ll push them even further to the fringe.
The platform – and a position for his son.
Can you say, “landslide”?
Oh, wouldn’t it be “loverly.” On the other hand, the GOP would do anything to avoid a messed up convention and I mean anything. Would be surprised to find RP delegates locked out.
“Puts on her best Snark Knoller hat” Thousands of counter protestors across VP Biden’s NH rally today…
Wow! The anti-Biden crowd is overwhelming. How will he cope? Who would have thought that Bain Capital would have its own constituency.
The Priorities USA ad will-
The ad is going into rotation as part of the $4 million Bain-themed ad campaign Priorities announced last week. More so than the last Priorities commercial, this one is an emotional spot that underscores why the anti-Romney side of this argument has tended to hit voters in the gut.
Waste of money…least effective ad I’ve seen produced in a very long time.
As Massachusetts governor, Romney had an unremarkable record on jobs
By Jia Lynn Yang, Published: February 7
An overheated industry has gone bust. A tepid economy is not producing enough jobs. And a successful businessman promises he can use his private-sector experience to jump-start the economy.
This is presidential candidate Mitt Romney now, but it was also Romney nearly a decade ago when he ran for governor of Massachusetts, a state that was still reeling from the tech bubble’s burst.
A core argument of Romney’s presidential campaign is that he knows how to create jobs based on his career in finance. As governor, Romney faced his first test in applying his business background to a slow-growing economy — and data show that the results were unremarkable.
Robney made 10 million last night at a Wall Street Fundraiser. Yet, nobody says Robney in bed with Wall street.
“It was like watching an old friend bleed to death.” romneyeconomics.com/gst/gst-intro #RomneyJobExperience— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) May 22, 2012
“One of the worst in the country" on “all key labor market measures.” boston.com/news/globe/edi… #romneyjobexperience— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) May 22, 2012
Romney’s economic record
By Andrew Sum and Joseph McLaughlin | July 29, 2007
AS MITT ROMNEY pursues his bid for the presidency, his record as Massachusetts governor will come under scrutiny, including how the state’s economy performed during his administration. Our analysis reveals a weak comparative economic performance of the state over the Romney years, one of the worst in the country.
Real world experience has shown that a governor is limited in his power to influence the course of economic development in a state. A full-time governor who is deeply committed to the economic well-being of a state’s workers can, however, make some difference. The state unfortunately did not receive such leadership over most of the past four years. Jokes about Massachusetts may receive some half-hearted laughter on the national campaign trail, but few working men and women in Massachusetts should see anything funny about the state’s lackluster economic performance during the Romney years.
Bitterness is a hell of a drug | Booker, Davis, and Ford thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/… via @thedailybeast— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) May 22, 2012
So now the reporters have added Rendell to the Cory Booker school of Bain.
Hi Chips, everyone …. a suggested bumper sticker …
USA Suggested bumper sticker "BainMitt is Unfit" fyi @davidaxelrod @stefcutter @Messina20122 @BarackObama @BenLaBolt @woodhouseb @DWStweets— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 22, 2012
Yay, just returned from voting in my state primaries.
Just posted a photo instagr.am/p/K8Hp9Glf-g/— zizi2 (@zizii2) May 22, 2012
Hey, guys. Don’t forget to follow Al Giordano on Twitter. @algiordano
Now that he’s finally started using the account. Yay AL!
I noticed Obama’s numbers have jumped back up to 58% on Intrade. They had fallen to 55-56 the last two weeks. So, good news!
Lunch is over. Off to the clinic (with the lady) soon, long day. See youse guys tonight! Maybe.
New post everyone:
Ryan Crocker to step down as US ambassador to Afghanistan:
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