At least Willard was honest today …. about what advice voters are giving him:
…. and look how the voters packed the beach and parking lot for his appearance in Holland, Michigan today:
Oh yeah and the little girl too….LOL
Congrats PFWHI on #1!
Lil’ cutie is all in, why shouldn’t we?
Look at you! On a roll….I, on the other hand, am all discombobulated…internet went down, Tweety out me to sleep. I missed the President. I’m a mess Congrats,PFWHI…
You’re unbeatable Proud!
road to machu pichu ?
Just like PBO! Thanks!
I remember this picture. He was in China and the makers of the raincoat were so enamored at another picture where he looked as though he was posing for GQ that they unveiled a huge billboard of his image in Times Square. It stayed up for days, their website crashed until finally the white house sent a cease and desist order and they had to take it down.
I remember that! PBO looked SOOO cool they made a billboard out of his picture!
Ahhh, the Manchurian Candidate !
I live in Michigan. The rally Romney held on Lake Michigan in Holland should have attracted a couple thousand folks.
Instead they had to bus in dozens. LOL.
Could you imagine the crowd on a day like that if President Obama had been hanging out at the beach!!!
Wow, this must be Robmes largest crowd ever. What a delimma he must be in, if hires people to come out the unemployment rate goes down and Obama wins….if waits for people to come out on a beautiful day on their own he risks an empty beach….what will a millionaire do?
A quandary ….
We know our guy would have had that beach rocking!!! And the only buses required would be to bring from overflowing parking lots miles away
^^^ bring folks from ….
Is Romneydelusional? How can you go out day after day to sparse crowds and zero enthusiasum and believe you can win a presidency. How many times has he run and lost? How could he be a persuader in chief, a leader and a visionary? It just doesn’t make sense.
Ensuring various #NEWSTAINER hacks get to know #GroversRover … aka #BullyMitt aka #BainMitt aka #ChickenhawkMitt aka #AnimalCrueltyMitt ….
@edhenrytv #GroversRover is consistent. Consistently a BULLY. Be it sheering a classmate's hair, trashing companies, supporting hecklers.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
@jaketapper #GroversRover is consistent. Consistently a BULLY. Be it sheering a classmate's hair, trashing companies, supporting hecklers.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
@AlexWitt #GroversRover is consistent. Consistently a BULLY. Be it sheering a classmate's hair, trashing companies, supporting hecklers.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
and more …. you know where to find them
our President looked so PRESIDENTIAL.
Also intelligent, visionary, approachable, confident, knowledgeable, comfortable, strong, perceptive, alert, warm, competent, focused, deliberate…..shall we go on?
Hi y’all.. I am finally done for the day, now. Would someon help me figur out what day it is?
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ O HAPPY DAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
At a meeting tonight a friend told us he actually stayed to listen to Romney at the Cornwall Furnace stop in PA and could hardly believe how awkward and phony the guy sounded. He started by asking the gathering if they got their hoagies at WaWa. (There is no WaWa in the county and people universally say “subs” rather than hoagies in this area). When the people said No, he asked if they went to Sheetz. Again a No from the audience. Finally someone in the audience said the word, “deli,” and Willard said, ” Delis! Delis! I go to delis!” Our friend said the Willard’s goofy efforts to relate to “real folks” were cringe inducing and he could feel the discomfort of people ound him. Of course, Romney was also dumb enough to bring along the hated Corbett who could kill any party just by walking in the door. Robney would do himself a favor just by staying hidden and not letingt anyone see or hear him. Which, of course, makes me hope he makes it a habit to go on awkward bus trips every week.
Hahahahahaha “Delis! Delis! I go to delis!” Jeez what the hell is wrong with him? It’s as though an alien dropped him on earth and said “go forth and act human.”
Lucky for our country and the Planet Earth..they have idiots like Eric Fehrenstrom trying to teach him the ropes. They did a hella job when he was in prep school branishing scissors going after a human being.
“It’s as though an alien dropped him on earth and said “go forth and act human.” UT, you are too much! I just couldn’t contain myself and my keyboard/monitor paid the price. Thank god I was just drinking plain water.
Hit it one, UT. He hasn’t a clue how to carry out that command.
We need to VET the media. Every time they fail to ask a proper questions, every time the fail to connect the dots, every time they misrepresent PBO/Democratic Reps words, every time they fail to challenge the LIES of #MittRomney and the LIES of REPUBLICANS in general, we need to us the twitter machine to #SHOUT them down, and call out their B**Shit. Constant reminders that we are watching, listening, and judging them, and we are telling others about their inconsistencies, and cowardice.
List of all the media outlets. Use it when you get po’d or frustrated at the MSM. That’s the only way to get their attention.
Damn that Krystal Ball! Me likey.
YEsssssssssssssss! I MEAN damn smart that young lady!
Can we have willard at a desk across from Lawrence O’Donnell? Pleeeeeeeease??!?!?
I guess not.
Harry Reid to reporter: ‘That’s a clown question, bro.’ wapo.st/KROzkZ— PostPolitics (@postpolitics) June 20, 2012
That’s a clown question, bro …
And, Senator Reid does it quite well (doubt if this embed will work, but I’ll try in the hopes that dear Chips will come to my rescue and repair it)
I love it. I’d like to see PBO use it! He could have used it today “I’m not going to answer that. That’s a clown question Bro.” He could say this multiple times every day.
Wow, Harry! Dazzle them with Facts!
Looks to me like Romney kept people AWAY from Holland State Beach today. There are more people there on any given day than that picture shows. This is a beautiful, popular beach. He must be poison.
Have to tell a story about my daughter…..I lived in Michigan as a child, spent my summers on a beautiful lake. I LOVE lakes. We live in Oklahoma. The only lakes my daughter has seen are manmade red dirt lakes. As she says, I think “Lakes and snakes.” Yes….there are snakes in our lakes. Well, I took her to Michigan three summers ago to show her my childhood places. We went to Holland Beach. We parked behind those beautiful dunes, and walked up the path…..we came up on top of the ridge, and there was magnificent, glorious Lake Michigan. She stopped in her tracks: “Mom……it’s an ocean!, and the sand is beautiful and white and soft.! ” She was overwhelmed, and I was happy to show her how beautiful lakes are.
So…..Mitt must be poison to make that beach so empty.
He kept people away because they would ALL be protesting him and telling him to “go home!”
Stephen Colbert is my other husband but he has been hitting Pres.Obama for GITMO a lot lately. The joke would start out positive and then bam….PBO didn’t close GITMO. He did one last night and I had to laugh because about 4 people in the audience clapped. LOL!! It was like…clap…clap clap….uhm….clap clap….then it just teetered off. LOL!!
I saw that too….most of the time its good, its just those snipes which feed the meme of a broken promise, when it isn’t. I’m proud that PBOs first executive order was to sign for the closure of GITMO….we all know why it’s still open, but I do believe, there are things at work behind the scenes that ‘effectively’ closes it.
I have to say, there was a snippet on NPR tonight, where they actually laid out the path of Gitmo – that the President vowed to close it, but was thwarted by Dems who sided with the GOP – and they even played a clip of Reid saying, “Dems don’t want to have terrorists released into the US”. It just made my blood boil. And the President STILL campaigned (passionately) for Reid when the time came. These Dems need to be ashamed of how they’ve let the President down.
Nothing negative about PBO on the Marraniss interview on LOD tonight,
He’s trying to entice Obama supporters to buy the book. What’s the difference between Piers Morgan and O’Donnell? No thank you on the book for me.
Bill Ryan @cmpnwtr
@politicoroger @BarackObama Wonky??? Sorry about those big, big words, Roger. I thought reporters went to college too. #G20PressConference
Bringing your tweet over Bill. Good one. RT’D.
@politicoroger @BarackObama Wonky??? Sorry about those big, big words, Roger. I thought reporters went to college too. #G20PressConference— Bill Ryan (@cmpnwtr) June 20, 2012
Evidentlyl not these “reporters”, Bill R. Looks like majored in glued to their barroom stools.
Roger Simon and other MSM reporters must be missing George W. Bush. With “Dubya,” they didn’t need English translators. I know I sometimes sound like a broken record, but I am absolutely stunned at how low the U.S. media have sank. They prefer a president who talks in simple sound bites rather than a president who explains policy in details. It’s as if being dumb is the new criterion for the much touted, but really meaningless, ideology of “U. S. Exceptionalism.”
I agree with you, they must miss GW. I said on a past post that he would answer a question, “No, next question.”
Well done, Bill. A little response …
@cmpnwtr @politicoroger I'm sure Roger is more comfortable with #BainMitt's 'tree heights,' 'hoagies,' & 'lots of chickens' chatter.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
Bad news for #EtchaSketchMitt ….
Yo @MittRomney we're not forgetting how #McCain, upon reviewing your tax returns, went scampering after #Palin. Can't Etch-a-Sketch it away— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
@davidaxelrod #EtchAsketchMitt thinks we're forgetting how #McCain, upon reviewing 23yr of his tax returns, scampered to #Palin. We're Not.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
@davidgregory #EtchAsketchMitt thinks we're forgetting how #McCain, upon reviewing 23yr of his tax returns, scampered to #Palin. We're Not.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 20, 2012
Well done Bobfr! I think we need to start a massive campaign to demand that Willard Mitt Romney release his tax returns, just as other Presidential candidates have done, including Willard’s Father. Unless he has something to hide.
Agree, nath. To the extent I can contribute effort, I’m pressing him on the issue 2-3 times a week and similarly trying to keep the issue in a variety of folks TLs. It’s not much, but given my other responsibilities it’s at least a contribution.
Believe me Bob, you are doing a wonderful job. I know I need to seriously look into this tweeting communication. From what I’ve seen of your work, tweeting requires precise statements that highlight both facts and message. So far, I haven’t been able master that as I tend to be long winded. In any case, I really appreciate the way you’ve been fighting hard against both the media and the GOP right wingers funded by multi-millionaires and billionaires.
You actually figure out how to shorten your messages on twitter quite quickly. If you feel like writing more stuff, then come here. You definitely have to get on twitter – the more, the better!
I tweet it every day: No nomination without tax returns.
The Repubs want a handwritten note from the doctor that delivered PBO but we’re not supposed to see Willard’s tax returns?
Great for you 57andfemale. Keep up the good week.
i gotta share something with you. I was at a coffee place here in SF and there were these tow men who I assumed were Repiblican. there were talking about some representative who has gone so right wing now and apparently has been moderate . The older guy said he has talked to his wife and thre gonna vote for PBO againas there own people are getting crazier. The younger said his dead father would not recognise this country today. He assured the guy that his business is better with PBO but pretends with his fellow bussinessmen that he is voting Replubican this year. At this point I dropped my wallet and they stopped talking as the younger guy had to retrieve it for me.
To me this shows that maybe a lot of thinking Household Republicans are concerned about the viscinious of their party and the cannot deny that under PBO they have done well.
What is your take?
Yep………. some of those who live in the world of rationality and humanity are really turned off.
Business people must be able to see that Mitt never actually ran any real businesses and he has no empathy for people who actually have to work for a living, so he actually doesn’t know how to help their businesses. This story gives me hope.
zulu thanks for sharing and your experience seems in line with what I’ve been thinking – that a lot of people secretly like PBO and his policies but won’t admit it openly to their friends/family.
@Lawrence @lastword God bless U, Fr. Martin, – standing w/ poor for values of #Jesus & #Gospel agnst @PaulRyan follower of atheist #AynRand
@Lawrence @lastword God bless U, Fr. Martin, – standing w/ poor for values of #Jesus & #Gospel agnst @PaulRyan follower of atheist #AynRand— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) June 20, 2012
Herman Cain announced a 30 city/Day train tour, for Willard, on His Own.
Imo, He has zero outreach, past His Tea Party Base, so…?
And where did He get all this money?
He needs to get away from the wife to fool around.
“And where did He get all this money?” Probably from the Koch brothers and other right wing billionaires. I thought these folks were hard nosed business people. I just can’t imagine Herman Cain appealing to any one who voted for President Obama. May be the purpose of his tour is, as you said, to keep the tea baggers motivated.
SuperPac $…it’s a cause with them. They have enough $ to hire people, very similar to running a corporate in setting up a grassroots movement, then personally escorting 1 voter to the booth this November….$ everywhere in everything drives their message.
We have PBO, his vision, his record and his plans for the Country. The more widely, without falsehoods, his message is spread, then regardless of whether a person is escorted personally to the voting booth, they will have all the information they need to make the decision not only for them, but for your country’s future.
I’ve got a feeling we’ll never get rid of him. Thanks a lot Koch Bros.
Just wanted to interrupt this post to say LBJ will be winning a ring this year.
Hated it! With his crybaby ass! Maybe he will gain some nuts with that ring! Lol! GO DURANT AND OKC!
Yay HEAT! I love LeBron — get that ring, guys!
The House of Representatives holds the title of the most anti-environment House in congressional history. Led by Republicans, the House has voted against the environment 247 times in the last 18 months, averaging one anti-environmental vote for every day the House has been in session.
The newest report, released by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), finds that many of these votes have directly benefited the oil and gas industry. According to the report:
But the Greens are mad at this President???
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, UPDATED: CAROLINE HEADED TO NH. Caroline Kennedy will campaign for President Obama in the Granite State on June 27 and 28, an Obama campaign official confirmed tonight.
She will attend grassroots events. Details have yet to be nailed down.
As Chuck Todd was busy reading Obama/Putin body language, BHO was using soft power to stop a Russian ship full of attack copters for Syria.— (@eclecticbrotha) June 20, 2012
Don’t even mention Chuck Todd what a disgrace he is. Same with that airhead Meghan McCain.
I’m still trying to figure out how or why MSNBC hire her? Have they hire her?
Anniebella, it is my understanding MSNBC has hired her. I agree, why? She is an educated Bristol Palin.
@eclecticbrotha Maddow reported ships stopped off shore of Ireland are going back to Russia!!! Way to go Obama-Putin!!— Silvermoon820 (@silvermoon820) June 20, 2012
ok – two things:
1. How much does it suck that they’re in Los Cabos, and can’t enjoy LOS CABOS???? (It’s seriously awesome.)
2. Want to smile? Enjoy:
I wish I was in Los Cabos! Really looks like one of the most beautiful places in the world.
It’s extraordinary. It’s charming, with awesome restaurants, and a gorgeous climate (unless it’s late summer/early fall when there are hurricanes.) It’s desert-meets the sea. You can have lobster burritos with your toes in the sand. It’s one of my favorite places. And whales. I was on a small tender once when a mother humpback and her calf breached right in front of the bow. So awesome. There’s a little cafe on the marina that’s a fun place to hang and they play nothing but Tony Bennett. It’s one of the only places on earth where eating Black Marlin is legal. Black Marlin sushi is AWESOME.
Pillamina is going to tracking #WarOnWomenMitt ….
Giant pack of birth control to follow Romney on campaign trail
“The move highlights the breadth of Planned Parenthood’s political action this election cycle, as women’s health issues remain in the headlines and Democrats seek to solidify their lead among female voters.
The group recently made its third presidential endorsement ever — backing Obama — and launched a $1.4 million ad buy blasting Romney.”
The President’s home – safe and sound. This was a very busy, and very successful and productive trip.
thanks. theo…he looks pretty chipper:)
Over 120 CIA documents concerning 9/11, Osama bin Laden and counterterrorism were published today for the first time, having been newly declassified and released to the National Security Archive. The documents were released after the NSA pored through the footnotes of the 9/11 Commission and sent Freedom of Information Act requests.
The material contains much new information about the hunt before and after 9/11 for bin Laden, the development of the drone campaign in AfPak, and al-Qaida’s relationship with America’s ally, Pakistan. Perhaps most damning are the documents showing that the CIA had bin Laden in its cross hairs a full year before 9/11 — but didn’t get the funding from the Bush administration White House to take him out or even continue monitoring him. The CIA materials directly contradict the many claims of Bush officials that it was aggressively pursuing al-Qaida prior to 9/11, and that nobody could have predicted the attacks. “I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released, because they paint a picture of the CIA knowing something would happen before 9/11, but they didn’t get the institutional support they needed,” says Barbara Elias-Sanborn, the NSA fellow who edited the materials.
BUSH KNEW. AND DID NOTHING.
Usama Bin Laden to launch multiple attacks over the coming days.” The famous August brief called “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike the US” is included. “Al-Qai’da members, including some US citizens, have resided in or travelled to the US for years, and the group apparently maintains a support structure here,” it says. During the entire month of August, President Bush was on vacation at his ranch in Texas — which tied with one of Richard Nixon’s as the longest vacation ever taken by a president. CIA Director George Tenet has said he didn’t speak to Bush once that month, describing the president as being “on leave.” Bush did not hold a Principals’ meeting on terrorism until September 4, 2001, having downgraded the meetings to a deputies’ meeting, which then-counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke has repeatedly said slowed down anti-Bin Laden efforts “enormously, by months.”
I do not EVER, EVER what to any Republicans open their mouths about vacations, security,intelligence,foreign policy,national policy….any of it. EVER.
i agree, desertflower. the rethugs should have collectively fallen on their swords that very week, and let somebody with brains and guts and heart run the country. they have no business criticizing anybody, ever. they’re a disgrace. the usa lost so much authority world-wide due to their bungling, and then their criminal perpetration of the iraq war. so many lives lost, because they’re lazy, and greedy, and liars.
i’m glad these documents are out, and i hope to god they act as a reminder to the voters, of who they can trust. and who they cannot.
A plurality of Americans now say they are better off than they were when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, providing a surprising lift to Obama’s re- election campaign despite troublesome economic news.
Forty-five percent of those surveyed in a Bloomberg National Poll say they are better off than at the beginning of 2009 compared with 36 percent who say they are worse off. In March, poll respondents split almost evenly on that question after having been decidedly negative since the aftermath of the worst recession in seven decades.
“I’m just tired of the doom and gloom,” says Jim Seeley, 52, a mortgage banker in Traverse City, Michigan, and a poll respondent, in a follow-up interview. “I think it’s looking better. People just need to stay positive.”
The poll, conducted June 15-18, contains more unlikely cheer for the president, with larger numbers of respondents saying their household income is higher than a year ago. While 44 percent say they are treading water, the better off outnumbered the worse off by 28 percent to 22 percent.
Paging Chuck Todd…..
of course the media will not say anything about this because it does not fit with the PBO is doomed theme
If you ask Chuckie about this, he will never have heard of Bloomberg National Poll.
New Obama TV Ads Attack Romney For Fee Hikes, Outsourcing
Glad to see the President is back home. Well the Obama young ladies are still on the West coast. The First Lady will be in Denver today, I’m assuming Malia ans Sasha are with her. But at least Bo was there to welcome Mr. President home .
Good Morning TOD; I’m doing the Happy Dance over the Bloomberg Poll. It’s really upset the Pundits b/c they just knew their guy was hot & would win!! Voters say, no thanks, the prez is not perfect, but we like him & we’re sticking with him. Also, we’re better off now than 4 yrs ago! WOOT!!
WOWZA…PBO is ahead 53-40….http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-20/obama-leads-in-poll-as-voters-view-romney-as-out-of-touch.html
View Romney as out of touch…………………….
And before anyone says the internals are screwy
Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed in Bloomberg’s poll say they consider themselves Democrats or independents who lean that way and 33 percent consider themselves Republicans or independents who lean Republican, a 5-point Democratic advantage. In 2008, the presidential election exit polls showed the Democrats with a 7-point advantage.
Another poll from Bloomberg also: “Americans Say They’re Better off Since Obama Took Ofiice”
45% say they’re better off since 2009 compared with 36% who say they’re worse off.
Romney out of touch, you know why Mitt looks so weird when he is around everyday middle class or poor people, because he is not use to being around people like that, because all his life he has thought he was superior to people like that. He and Mrs. Ann, the dancing horse lover, think they are better than us people. So you darn right he is out of touch.
November 6th let’s send Mitt and Ann on a permanent vacation. Once we re-elect President Obama, no one will give a dam how many vacations the Romneys takes, or how many of her dancing horses dance.
Please sign this petition on BarackObama.com and tweet it out and e-mail it to your family and friends… Chips can you please post this on the site today and everday…. Let’s get to work.
By Jim Messina, Campaign Manager on June 19, 2012
Tweet Share via Email Something big happened in Richmond last week—and a couple millionaires and billionaires are hoping you didn’t notice.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed last week that groups like the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS should have to disclose exactly who’s behind the millions of dollars they’re spending to influence this election.
They’re going to try to avoid this for as long as they can. After all, they have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections—many of the corporations and individuals funding their organizations don’t want their agendas to receive scrutiny from the press or the public.
We can make sure they don’t get away with hiding these donors—or their agendas. But it’s going to take a lot of us standing up, putting our foot down, and saying “Hell no.”
We’ve put together a petition demanding that these secret front groups disclose for the country exactly who their donors are. Do what these guys won’t do: Let the country know exactly what you stand for by adding your name today.
Ask yourself: Don’t we all have a right to know exactly which corporations and individuals are spending millions in attack ads to influence elections—and what their agendas are?
If you agree, add your name today.
Bloomberg poll- Obama leads Romney- 53-40 amongst likely voters.
49-33 like the presidents economic policies!
The MSN has spent the last month trying to tell us that PBO has had the worst weeks ever. well I guess the ordinary people are not listening to the crap from the punditry
MSM nary a peep, burying this quicker than we buried OBL!
Yep, Obama’s toast! Charlie Cook almost wrote that this week. The media is shocked so much they only talked about it once since MoJo came on. Their guy is toast! heh
Al Hunt needs an intervention. Great poll numbers (for POTUS), from his own Company, and he writes that the President needs an intervention?
Is He nuts???
Tell Mr. Hunt that his new dog about PBO needing an intervention won’t hunt. Not now. Not EVER.
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