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12

A man’s best friend…..

President Barack Obama pets Bo in the Oval Office, June 21 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Friday (all times ET):

10:00: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:15: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Orlando

12:15: Arrives in Orlando

1:40: Delivers remarks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Annual Conference

2:55: Departs Orlando en route Tampa

3:30: Arrives in Tampa

4:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

6:35: Departs Tampa

8:45: Arrives at the White House


349 Responses to “A man’s best friend…..”


  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    June 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    First?

  2. 6 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Dagnabit!

  3. June 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations Roberta!

    • 10 Roberta in MN
      June 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you all TOD’ers. I have 2 pics coming today CHIPS I’m waiting:) but have to go to bed now and will check in the morning. That was an awesome picture of the President and Bo, my little Yorkie crawl under my chair or legs and bark at him. She is really funny. Megan is her name, Megpie for short. 14 years old and she is runs when I yell at the TV. She’s my pal. Good Night people. See you in the morning 5:30am ish anyone? :)

  4. June 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Bo is fast becoming the most photographed First Dog in the world! :)

  5. June 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Swwweeeeeettt!!

  6. June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I think they’re best buds——B.O. and Bo——look at the way they’re looking at each other—–a mutual admiration society.

    • 16 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Even the pets look the president in the eye during communication! Men, women, boys, girls, babies and pets are all mesmerized when in PBO’s presence. :cool: tres :cool:

  7. 18 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I want Bo to meet my Stewie. I think they’d get along famously.

  8. 19 magapie
    June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Dream #1: Win “Lunch with the President the First Lady”.
    Dream #2: Get permission to bring our standard poodle Toby to have a play date with Bo!!!

    Dream #3 World peace and …………..all that nice stuff………….

  9. 38 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    That is a wonderful and sweet picture.

    • 39 desertflower
      June 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      With LOVE AND RESPECT!

    • 40 anniebella
      June 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      What a nice picture. I bet Bo is so glad his family is back home.

    • 41 Dudette
      June 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Perfect!

      • 42 HZ
        June 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm

        Dudette, yes,”perfect.” Everytime that I see them together, I think of Uncle Teddy and Vickie. I do believe that Sen. Kennedy would be so happy to see PBO and Bo together in the Oval Office and just hanging out together. There is a photo where Uncle Teddy and Vickie are at the WhiteHouse visiting and Uncle Teddy is touching Bo so beautifully just like PBO is doing in this photo.

        I believe that PBO often thinks of Sen. Kennedy when he sees Bo. I really do believe that. What a perfect gift to our First Family from Sen. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy. I also hope that Mrs. Kennedy is doing well. We love her.HZ

  10. 44 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Interesting that at least a few folk in the GOP aren’t rooting for America to fail …. wanted to be sure #BainMitt knows we noticed …

    #PRESSON

  11. June 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Cantor: House will continue attacking health law if Supreme Court doesn’t kill it

    By Pete Kasperowicz
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said the House would continue to press for repeal of the 2010 healthcare law if the Supreme Court allows it to live on.

    “If the court does not strike down the bill in its entirely, the gentleman knows, our conference is fully committed to repeal — total repeal — of the ObamaCare bill,” Cantor said on the House floor in a discussion with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). “In July, we will continue to focus on that bill and its impact on employers.”

    –//

    What if this, what if that? Good grief!

    • 62 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Hahahaha…guess he didn’t get the memo from Boehner today huh? Boehner said whatever the outcome of the SC’s decision, the GOP shouldn’t spike the football. Now we know who’s really controlling the GOP and it ain’t Boehner.

      • 63 LunarSea
        June 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        Wow, Boehner conceding without permission. Let me check my window, I think I saw a pig fly by.

    • 64 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      So, in short, Republican leadership is not prepared to abide by the will of the majority of the electorate (2008 election or even 2010 when they won to focus on JOBS), NOR by the ruling of the SC, If it doesn’t give the answer they demand. Republican democracy in plain view!

      • 65 Pamela
        June 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        Exactement, only if it’s a citizens united kind of payoff for Cantorwont and his ilk. Virginia really needs to lose this nasty piece of work…

      • 66 isonprize
        June 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        This is one of the reasons I calls them “Re-thug-licans” because they are thugs. They want what they want, when they want it. THUGS and BULLIES say things like that.

    • 67 Pamela
      June 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Thus, Cantorwont proves beyond a doubt he has NO FREAKING IDEA how democracy works… Hey, E’ffer, the Supreme Court is it, it’s over now.

      • 68 vcprezofan2
        June 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        Pamela, IMO the really sad thing is it’s not really over until /and if/ they get voted out, because all they have to do is sabotage the works exactly as they’ve been doing for the last 3+ years . I can’t have my way, so the country can just implode little by little until I can. No one holds them accountable, it seems, until the next election IF VOTERS ARE FED UP enough.

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      June 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      This is all a PR dance. He and his “conference” can blather all they want about repealing health care, but anything they come up with still has to pass the senate and then overcome a guaranteed veto. They would be running out the clock so they don’t have to deal with jobs.

      • 70 isonprize
        June 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        They would be running out the clock so they don’t have to deal with jobs.

        Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!! ANYTHING so they don’t have to deal with jobs.

        They will work to sink the ship to drown the captain. Re-THUG-licans. They will always and forever be thugs and bullies to me.

    • 71 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      #PRESSON

      • 72 Pamela
        June 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        He will then go on to become a lobbyist, working with Noot, and still keep his lifelong health care benefits paid for by you and me, and our children’s children’s children.

  12. 73 utaustinliberal
    June 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Bo has grown! Wow. He’s such a gorgeous dog.

  13. June 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  14. 75 LunarSea
    June 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    evening all

    • June 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Hiya LunarSea, how are ya doing? Evening everyone ;-)

      • 77 LunarSea
        June 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        I’m doing good. I keep trying to catch up but by the time I figure out what I’ve missed during the day, everyone’s gone or I’m heading to bed. :lol:

        Still love catching up with all the great daily news and wonderful pictures.

        I think I’ve gotten some TOD converts at work. Not hard to do tho since they are all PBO supporters, except for 1 Ron Pauler. We are nice to him, promise.

  15. June 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Conservative bloggers lament that no one’s clicking on their Willard posts——no one wants to read about Willard. (No one really likes Willard) He’s not “buzzy”, they sob.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/villagers-long-good-old-buzzy-days

    • 79 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha

    • 81 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      I wish we wouldn’t give them clicks when they bash PBO also. This tells me that they most definitely count the clicks, regardless of whether in agreement or anger.

      My heart bleeds for them…..NOT! :mrgreen: :!:

      • 82 Eleroy
        June 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        “I wish we wouldn’t give them clicks when they bash PBO also”
        Totally spot on!!!

        I think they will all find out too (conservatives and so-called progressives and liberals alike) that for better or worse, all their stars are aligned with and any semblance of relevance, notoriety and wealth are completely tied to President Obama’s success and win this November!!!

    • 83 vitaminlover
      June 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      What wonderful news, doster3!

  16. June 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Secretary Chu has done nothing? Yeah right! Another reason for 4 more years, give Chu some more time to change future!

  17. June 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hello everyone, I was sitting here a few minutes ago doing some work and vaguely listening to Mitt on the maddow show. Mitt’s speech at the Latino event today. Please listen carefully and you will hear Mitt pick up some words using some words from PBO speech at the Dems convention in 2004 where he talked about his parents. Maybe I am just nuts, but I hope someone else will listen and see if you pick up what I picked up.

    • 91 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      I really wish I could, but my ears start bleeding when I hear him speak. Hopefully others who do not suffer this affliction can let us know what they find.

      BTW I wouldn’t be surprised one iota

      • 92 theo67
        June 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

        I’m also a sufferer of the same affliction. My eyes start bleeding when I see him on the screen with that stupid smirk, too.

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      June 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      I can’t bear to listen to Mitt’s voice, Africa. There is just something about it that jangles my nerves. But if he is trying to pick up some of PBO’s words, he’s truly pathetic. He a terrible speaker, is incapable of spontaneous human dialogue and cannot convey an ounce of sincerity or warmth. People around here are still laughing at his feeble attempts to be folksy on his PA bus trip.

    • June 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

      He has a Kenyan father also?

  18. June 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    • June 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks, this is awesome.

    • 101 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Wow. Salazar has done some good things for the native peoples. Don’t remember another interior sec working to give them the respect and opportunities to determine their destiny with dignity and honor.

      This admin was really well put together. TY POB

  19. June 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Tomorrow:

    10:00: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

    10:15: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Orlando

    12:15: Arrives in Orlando

    1:40: Delivers remarks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Annual Conference

    2:55: Departs Orlando en route Tampa

    3:30: Arrives in Tampa

    4:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

    6:35: Departs Tampa

    8:45: Arrives at the White House

  20. 116 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I like the man in the picture (sigh!), I like the dog in the picture, but my eye keeps getting drawn to the glass of tea in the center of the desk and the blue base of the lamp. Guess I’m just weird.

    • June 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Dudette you’re not weird – it means you like to think outside the box. I didn’t notice the tea or the lamp base until you mentioned them. I was fixated on Bo and PBO!!

      • 118 Dudette
        June 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        I like that, hf! I’m free thinker -(new code for weirdo)! Certainly a much more gentile way of putting it. :-D

    • 119 Pamela
      June 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Maybe you are thirsty? I can make you a tea, if you like! :)

      • 120 Dudette
        June 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

        Serve it up, sister! I AM thirsty, now that you mention it! :D

          • June 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm

            Dudette, the glass of tea caught my attention immediately as well as the open Red Folder. Isn’t the Red Folder, “The Folder.” I thought, oh my goodness, POTUS could stop and give Bo some special time in the Oval Office while still dealing with “The Red Folder.” What a brilliant and beautiful gift we have been given in our POTUS.

            Thank you, Mr. President.HZ

  21. June 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Did anybody watch the daily press briefing today? I thought Jay was gonna clock Ed Henry right then and there. And Snake Yapper carrying GOP water as usual about FF. I so admire Jay’s patience. He just has to keep repeating himself because the jackals don’t listen.

  22. 124 japa21
    June 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Hi everyone. I finally got clear from all the celebrating. I wanted to thank everyone for their kind wishes, especially FLOTUS. And a special thanks to Chips who makes everyone feel special. And HF, yes the 21 in my name is from my birthdate.

    • June 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Hope you’re shhhhlober Japa? And hope you’re having a great day – congratulations again!

      • 126 japa21
        June 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        Chips, I was with my wife, my mother-in-law, my son and daughter-in-law. Of course I am shhhhlober. But the day isn’t done yet. Reading back a few posts I see where donnadem was able to catch my not-so-subtle clues. I didn’t really want to sound like I was begging, but I really was. 65 is a biggie.

        • 127 amk for obama
          June 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

          Happy b’day, japa. Missed the big announcement.

        • June 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

          It’s just as well I had Donna Dem to help me Japa, I was reading the clues and going “huh?”. Sometimes I’m as quick on the uptake as, oh, Dan Quayle. 65 is indeed a biggie, but you sound to me like you have the energy of a 25-yr-old. Keep partying ;-)

        • 132 LunarSea
          June 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          I missed it also. Here’s to many more and may you always be surrounded by those you love and who love you

          (haven’t gone back through the days posts, so I’m clueless re the begging)

          • 133 japa21
            June 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

            Thank you LunarSea. Those are very special wishes and I hope they are true for everyone, in spirit if not in person.

        • 135 Mae who love our CIC
          June 22, 2012 at 3:36 am

          Happy Birthday! Many kind wishes to you.

    • 136 donna dem 4 obama
      June 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      Yah!!! Happy Birthday Japa21!!!!

      • June 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

        Happy Birthday Japa21. I missed it also. I hope your celebration was so wonderful and fill with so many beautiful moments with family and friends. The sixties are wonderful so far. Be kind and gentle to yourself as you enter into your space at this time.HZ

  23. 138 amk for obama
    June 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Via BBC, I watched a teann vid where some middle schoolers were harassing and bullying an elderly lady in their school bus. The teann lady was all acting poutraged over the ‘hideous and unspeakable things they said to this lady’. Really, teann lady ? After your types mainstream the foul language and garbage that spew out of rightwingers 24×7 and the uncontrolled cable news and talk radio junk that fill the air 24×7, you act all red-in-the-face and veins-popping on a buncha kids over bullying ? Where do you think these kids picked up this shite ? From adults, who nod approvingly at their television and radios when such garbage is being aired.

  24. June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Speaking of man’s best friend—-a Chicago couple’s best friend, their pet tortoise, Lance, is missing. He wandered off during a barbecue Sunday night, and is nowhere to be found. He’s not in any of his usual hiding places—-under the lilac bushes, sniffing around the trash can, grazing in the neighbor’s yard. So—-if anyone in the vicinity happens to see a tortoise wandering by, one you don’t recognize from your hood, here is contact info and an identifying photo of Lance. ( Lance, where are you?) (I really hope they find Lance)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/lombard/chi-pet-tortoise-missing-backyard-barbecue-20120621,0,2684057.story

  25. 142 vcprezofan2
    June 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    What do you guys think, should I try to get a job with Willard’s campaign as en editor ? They make so many gaffes that relate to simple editing (and a lack of awareness of the world around them). This is a short article. Look at their excuse for their ‘latino/asian’ gaffe

    Update, 4:53 p.m.
    RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski says: “An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected.”

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/06/14/rnc-latino-site-features-stock-photo-of-asian-children

    I think Mitt must be a cheap boss who pays minimum campaign staff wages so he never gets good operators.

    • 143 amk for obama
      June 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      It’s always somebody else’s fault with the rethugs. The more incompetence they show, the less the media exposes them

      • 144 LunarSea
        June 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        ‘It’s always somebody else’s fault with the rethugs’

        exactly!

      • 145 Dudette
        June 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        I say let’s just put them out of their misery and move the debates to next week and the election to next month.

        • 146 vitaminlover
          June 22, 2012 at 12:29 am

          You know, Dudette, if we continue till November 6, 2012, well Willard’s approval ratings in the swing states will go on down to 11%. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

    • June 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      You don’t ever blame something on an “outside vendor” when it’s YOUR BRAND. Sloppy idiots.

      • 148 Dudette
        June 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

        That’s a rule of thumb that a dignified and honorable organization would live by… Romney’s? Not so much.

    • 149 Pamela
      June 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      I think that is a fantastic idea, VC, you could do some seriously severe mischief and they would never even notice! You might sabotage the entire pathetic campaign, if that’s what it is!

      • 150 vcprezofan2
        June 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        Pamela! :shock: That would hardly be sportsmanlike…even though the GOPers ARE playing a game! Well maybe if I just used language discretely that would be fairer. Like this @WiselinePRT tweet

        ‘The dressage horse’s output can be found throughout Romney campaign positions’

        • 151 Pamela
          June 21, 2012 at 11:31 pm

          See, you are a natural fit, all they would see is the dressage horse, and puff up with inordinate pride!

    • 152 susanne
      June 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

      ‘outside vendor’ probably means they outsourced the work overseas–you know, the call center folks are scratching away at robme ads between phone calls.

    • 153 Anna Luc
      June 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      These are absurd gaffs. My guess is that Mitt has outsourced his web development to India or China.

  26. June 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I want to thank the 5 folks who donated to my PBO fundraising page. Every dollar counts and I really appreciate your support of our POTUS. And thanks to DonnaDem for helping. xoxo

  27. 169 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    On Immigration, Romney Needs a Time Machine, Not an Etch-a-Sketch

    by Pili Tobar on 04/16/2012

    ———————————————–

    During the primary campaign, Romney pledged to veto the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants who attend college; promoted the ugly notion of “self-deportation,” a radical right strategy that aims to purge America of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country; and praised Arizona’s anti-immigration laws as a “model for the nation.” Romney also trumpeted the endorsements of an array of anti-immigrant standard-bearers, from Kris Kobach to Lamar Smith to Jan Brewer to Pete Wilson.

    However, Romney clearly believes that Latino voters either weren’t paying attention or will believe him when he makes his “conversion” to a more moderate stance on immigration. As NBC News reported on this weekend’s Florida fundraiser, “Predicting that immigration would become a much larger issue in the fall campaign, Romney told his audience, ‘We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party,’ warning that recent polling showing Hispanics breaking in huge percentages for President Obama ‘spells doom for us.’ Romney said the GOP must offer its own policies to woo Hispanics, including a ‘Republican DREAM Act,’ referring to the legislative proposal favored by Democrats that would offer illegal immigrants a limited path to citizenship, to give Hispanic voters a real choice between parties.”

    ————————————————-

    http://americasvoiceonline.org/blog/on-immigration-romney-needs-a-time-machine-not-an-etch-a-sketch-2/

    • 170 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      So much double speak. There is already a bipartisan bill languishing not because it isn’t good or doesn’t address some concerns. It’s languishing because THEIR SIDE is playing politics. If they really cared, they would just pass the damn bill!

      I really hate their games with so many people’s lives.

  28. June 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Do you think Rachel likes Nicole Wallace?
    She is always on Her Show.
    She has 2 great segments and then she totally loses me!

  29. 172 amk for obama
    June 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Chips, reg the fund raisers being hosted by many TOD’ers. How about posting all their links in every post at the end so that peeps can donate everyday to anyone they fancy for that day ? Have a stock statement of linkies (donate to Hz, donate to meta, donate to donna dem etc) and stick it to the end every thread.

    • 173 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Give a gal a break…

    • June 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Amk, we are one – just replied to Meta saying I’d try to get around to that tomorrow, but yours is an added truly excellent suggestion. Thanks fella.

      • 175 LunarSea
        June 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

        I don’t know where you find the time to keep this site going to the extent you do. Are you sure there’s only 1 of you?

        Thanks for your boundless energy and total commitment. I mean it. Really! I just hope you have someone who rubs your feet/shoulders and brings you a glass of wine when you’re done.

        • 176 vcprezofan2
          June 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

          Chips, I’d grab this LunarSea offer if I were you – a masseuse and butleress! Kinda like when you make a suggestion to improve things at work and the boss crows ‘what a great idea!’ and asks you to implement it.

          • June 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm

            Oh crikey VC, I had a moment a little like that today with my boss – who I’m lucky enough to only ever have to deal with by phone. I made half a suggestion that would have required me actually working for my living, hoping he’d say “na”, but he said “hmm, let me think about that”. I wept. PS The masseuse and butleress idea sounds fab!

            • 178 vcprezofan2
              June 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

              Makes you think again about the adage ‘Silence is golden’, doesn’t it? Is the boss a slow thinker? If yes, he might forget; unless of course it’s something you’d enjoy doing. Of course, IMO you do enough volunteer TOD work for three or four people, so by my convoluted reasoning you are working for a living – the world’s.

              re the massage and wine, as it was her idea, just let LunarSea know when you are ready for your first session. ;)

              • 179 LunarSea
                June 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

                Yes, and I’ll send what’s hiz name, your favorite footballer over lickity split. He’s on stand by just for ChipsChica

                • 180 vcprezofan2
                  June 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

                  Moderation, please Lunar! We love Cc. We wouldn’t want to expose Chips Chica to too much excitement lickity split. You’d need to build UP to something like that.

            • 181 57andfemale
              June 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

              Wow. I had the same moment with my boss, too.

        • 182 Dudette
          June 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

          Co-sign, hi-five and standing O!

        • 183 amk for obama
          June 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

          Heh, the idea was mine. How come I don’t get my own masseuse and butleress ?

      • 187 Smoothscotch
        June 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        I am sorry I can’t help out financially. Good luck TODers.

    • 189 hgerhard
      June 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Hi, TOD family – I’m quite posibly the world’s worst fundraiser. Finding myselft chronically short of cash, I always hesitate to ask for donations. But this is for our President and “normal” doesn’t apply. I am making an appeal to other TODers who may not be able to make larger donations – hence the pitch for $3.00. Every dollar counts. And every dollar represents a tiny piece of the campaign. So if you can, please donate to any of the TOD fundraisers. Here is the link – I hope it works.

      https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/hgerhard2012

  30. June 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Hi TOD family! (Hope you guys don’t mind me calling you family) I’ve been addicted to this blog for the couple of weeks. Thanks for the pictures, schedule, links and information!
    Regarding the campaign, I really think people are starting to realize Robme is just a liar! Our great President upper cut Robme, he is still stumbling and everyone is seeing it. I expect him to throw a few good jabs on Romney tomorrow.
    BTW- I’m gonna follow some of you all on Twitter….I love the way you give it to these talking heads!! Teeheee

  31. 200 LunarSea
    June 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    ugh look at the time. BBL I hope

  32. 201 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    LIAR MITT ROMNEY HAS CONTEMPT FOR THE MEDIA AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

    1) Senate Fails to Beat Filibuster on DREAM Act – DECEMBER 19, 2010

    ——————————————

    This morning, in a procedural vote requiring 60 votes to advance the legislation, the U.S. Senate voted for the DREAM Act by a 55-41 margin, effectively shutting the doors of opportunity to thousands of bright and talented young people who grew up in America and wanted to give back to the country they call home.

    The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:

    “Today we won a majority of votes in the Senate. Last week we won a majority of the votes in the House. BUT BECAUSE OF A REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTER WE NEEDED 60 VOTES TO PASS DREAM AND WE FELL SHORT.

    ——————————————–

    http://americasvoiceonline.org/blog/dream_vote_today/

    2) Excerpt Mitt Romney speech at NALEO – JUNE 21, 2012

    ——————————————–

    Unfortunately, despite his promises, President Obama has failed to address immigration reform.

    For two years, this President had huge majorities in the House and Senate – he was free to pursue any policy he pleased. But he did nothing to advance a permanent fix for our broken immigration system. Nothing. Instead, he failed to act until facing a tough re-election and trying to secure your vote.

    Last week, the President finally offered a temporary measure. He called it a stopgap measure that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election. After three and a half years of putting every issue from loan guarantees for his donors to Cash For Clunkers before immigration, now the President has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on Day One. But didn’t. I think you deserve better.

    ———————————————-

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/06/mitt_hits_obama_failed_to_act_.html

  33. 202 lamh35
    June 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Tonight’s new music: UK’s Biggest Debut this year was by this Scotish born sista.

    Emelie Sadie’ – Next To Me!

  34. June 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    We have all praised Krystal Ball, then I see her on LOD and she is doom and gloom on economy.
    Ugh!

    • June 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      That didn’t take long.

      • 206 utaustinliberal
        June 21, 2012 at 11:33 pm

        I don’t agree with Jovie, Jackie. I saw the segment with Krystal Ball and David Cay Johnston and she was great.

        • 207 lisalovesobama
          June 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

          Hey UT! It’s been a while! Hear you’re kicking tush and taking names in the twittersphere. Nobody does it better, keep up the good work :)

    • June 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      I hope she’s not going to be another MHP.

      • 211 utaustinliberal
        June 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

        Hey HF. I saw the segment with David Cay Johnston and Krystal Ball and she was great. I don’t know what Jovie was watching. She went after Romney, talked up the economy and PBO.

        • June 22, 2012 at 7:09 am

          Thanks again, UT for setting the record straight. I didn’t see the segment so it’s very reassuring to see that she was on message as usual :)

    • 213 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      That’s not fair Jovie. I saw the segment. She was great.

    • 214 lisalovesobama
      June 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      She wasn’t doom and gloom, she said we should be cautious of possible headwinds over summer, but barring that, PBO and the campaign are doing a good job with immigration and Willbot and that though some swing states have unemployment going Dow, people are gonna also look at national numbers. She said PBO and campaign will Taylor their message to each swing state. She was fine in my opinion, just being realistic. If there are no economic headwinds over summer, PBO will be fine. If the opposite happens, this will make it a touch harder.

  35. June 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    One of the Koch boys is hosting a $50,000 a plate din for Willard in the Hamptons. I love the RSVP name—–Fifi Knott——isn’t that perfect?

  36. 223 lisalovesobama
    June 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I’m on line stalking Michelle and Bo Obama. Found this oldie but goodie!!! Made me LOL :lol: :

    • 224 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      I remember that. It was so diplomatic when she said ‘It’s a beautiful…song’ I was jumping in my seat at how she handled it with such grace. And the crowd loved it also. too.

      Not what my reaction/answer would have been. Proving once again that she’s a better person than I.

      • 225 Dudette
        June 21, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        The model of a gracious First Lady answer. That’s why she’s a national treasure.

      • 227 anniebella
        June 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

        LunarSea, if it was Ann Romney she wouldn’t have shown any class, she would have had to take a swipe at the Obamas. That’s the difference between someone with class and dignity and some rich uppity snob who thinks she is better than us.

  37. June 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  38. June 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  39. June 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Sully gets it:

    One Party Is Unhinged

    Or, rather, it is living in an alternative reality. 63 percent of Republicans in a new poll believe that Saddam Hussein had WMDs when we invaded in 2003, despite even George W. Bush’s acknowledgment that he didn’t. 64 percent also believe that Barack Obama was born in a foreign country, even though we have the long-form birth certificate from Hawaii. This alternate reality is sustained by a 24 hour propaganda network, and hermetically sealed off from any external intervention.

    We are reaching a democratic crisis of some sorts. One major political party refuses to accept empirical truths. It has become a hall of ideological mirrors.

  40. 235 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Here’s some good input for an OFA campaign ad:

    DARRELL ISSA PLANS HUNDREDS OF HEARINGS

    ————————-

    California Rep. Darrell Issa is already eyeing a massive expansion of oversight for next year, including hundreds of hearings; creating new subcommittees; and launching fresh investigations into the bank bailout, the stimulus and, potentially, health care reform.

    Issa told POLITICO in an interview that he wants each of his seven subcommittees to hold “one or two hearings each week.”

    “I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks,” Issa said.

    —————————-

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44850.html

    (ht Lawrence O’Donnell)

    • 236 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      ‘times 40 weeks’? By my calculations they will be working fewer than 32 wks in a year. 2wks work & 1 wk off. Plus summer recess, thanksgiving & christmas vacation and winter & spring breaks. Which should bring it to around 24 weeks. And they haven’t worked a 5 day week since Bonehead got the gavel

      • 237 Ladyhawke
        June 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

        GOP HOUSE (WORK?) SCHEDULE – TWO WEEKS ON, ONE WEEK OFF

        Republican Job Creation

        ————————————————-

        5-23-2012: Say it with me now: “The House is in recess until the 30th of May. Must be nice to have so many vacations. Oh, how I hate those indolent GOP swine.”

        6-1-2012: Another day, another abortion bill. This time the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.” Which was designed to stop abortions based on sex or race. Seriously. It failed. Apart from that bit of nonsense the day was one long last-minute rush to pass bills that pay the bills. No jobs were created.

        6-4-2012: Last Friday three Democratic (Hahn, Kaptur, Tonko) amendments to increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy failed, while three Republican (Hultgren, Chaffetz, McClintock) amendments to reduce funding of energy efficiency and renewable energy also failed. No jobs were created.

        6-6-2012: The House was not in session on Monday but on Tuesday it spent the day amending water and energy bills, mostly shuffling money from one account to another. It was not a job creating event.

        6-8-2012: The House passed a bill to repeal a new exise tax on medical devices. The GOP refers to this as a “jobs bill”. Another waste of time as the Senate will not consider the bill.

        In the meantime the GOP is still losing its shit over lightbulbs, voting to restrict funding for the application of energy-efficient lighting (Which the GOP evidently believes are manufactured in Hell itself.) Job creation was not in evidence.

        6-11-2012: On Friday the House voted to cut funding for Open World Leadership Center, the Congressional Research Service, and the Washington Botanic Garden. But, on the bright side, they voted themselves funds to print some snazzy new pocket-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution to hand out to constituents. As always, no jobs were created.

        The House is in recess until the 18th of June.

        ————————————————–

        http://republicanjobcreation.com/

  41. June 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  42. 240 Tally
    June 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  43. 242 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    DON’T LOOK BACK

    Darrell Issa, the congressman about to make life more difficult for President Obama, has had some troubles of his own.

    by Ryan Lizza – January 24, 2011

    ——————————

    A few days before Christmas, the mood in Representative Darrell Issa’s office was jovial. Outside, the hallways were filled with the House’s equivalent of scalps: wooden pallets piled high with shrink-wrapped boxes belonging to defeated or retiring Democrats. Inside, some of Issa’s closest advisers sat around talking trash. Issa, a six-term California Republican, had recently been elected chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which, according to House rules, “may at any time conduct investigations of any matter.” Now that he had been given the power to subpoena, investigate, and harass the Obama Administration, Issa was being described as a future leader of his party—and the man most likely to weaken the President before the 2012 election.

    ——————————–

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/24/110124fa_fact_lizza

    (h/t Lawrence O’Donnell)

  44. June 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm

  45. June 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  46. June 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Fascinating fact of the evening:

    @jdewitte, Chief of Staff for GOP Congressman Bill Huizenga, is following Snark on Twitter. I’m, um, guessing he thinks Snark’s severely a Willard fan.

  47. June 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Okay, I gotta go sleep, I need to maintain my Halle-Berry-meets-Joan-Rivers look for tomorrow, see ya people ;-)

    • 253 Dudette
      June 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Goodnight Mama Chips! Sleep well, dream sexy! :-)

    • 254 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      June 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Rest well friend!!! Halle & Joan should be so lucky :)

    • 255 LunarSea
      June 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      lol nite – I’m not far behind you…

      • June 22, 2012 at 12:58 am

        Nite Chips and TOD Family. I have enjoyed our beautiful haven here again. My pain is killing me tonight and my tear ducts are over flowing, but I will not break.

        I saw the wonderful idea about the TOD Family Fundraisers. Great idea amk. I really want to do another one in August. Stepping out of the box. And I will be contributing when payday rolls around. Our Chips does so much for all of us to help us stay focus so, thank you my dear Chips. I love you so much for all that you do for this little senior. You give me so much joy which keeps me going. Some days, if I did not have my new home here, I think during these times it would be almost unbearable. So ((((((((((((((((( Hugs to my Chips))))))))))))))))HZ

        And to all of my TOD family who bring so much happiness into my space, “Thank you so much.”

    • 258 ourmanflint
      June 22, 2012 at 7:20 am

      So is it closer to Halle – Berry or (cringe) J R. I am out of here clutching my head and worldly possessions

  48. 259 lamh35
    June 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Last video of the night then off to bed. I gota another 12hour day tomorrow.

    Aww, Gayest Kindergaten class performance ever…BUT SOOOO CUTE!!!

  49. June 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  50. June 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hmmmmmm, twitter said they had a cascading bug to fix. This account says a group is claiming it was hacked:

    Twitter’s statements came after UgNazi – an emerging hacker outfit that recently gained publicity for breaking into Cloudflare chief executive Matthew Prince’s personal Google email account – claimed credit for the service disruption in an email to Reuters, saying it launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against Twitter because of the company’s support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

    One security professional said the group probably used a DDoS-for-hire site to launch an attack against Twitter on Thursday, but downplayed the likelihood the group was solely responsible for bringing down the social media network.

    “It was mere coincidence,” the security professional said. “The backend of Twitter is having issues, which is unrelated to the very small attack.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/22/net-us-twitter-outage-idUSBRE85K1G520120622

  51. 264 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    (Cough, cough….) Will somebody explain to me why Elizabeth Warren is not trouncing that smug punk Scott Brown in the polls? What the hell is wrong with the people of Massachusetts?

    [By the way, that last one was rhetorical. Heck, I live in Georgia — what the hell is wrong with people here?]

  52. 265 Pamela
    June 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Well, this is all good, baby steps but some progress! Have spent an hour slogging around in my FR page, couldn’t remember the password, so struggled a bit with that. Couldn’t fix a photo in, but did manage to write my own paragraph, and SOMEONE WONDERFUL, from TOD, no doubt, has made the very first donation to my page, which I am thrilled over the moon about, but I haven’t a clue how to THANK YOU! I won’t mention your name here, as it is not done… But soon I hope I will figure out how to send you a proper thank you! Any hints on photo and other site management would be welcomed. It may be just the iPad, and might work better on the laptop, but am too tired to go there tonight! Hugs all around, sweet dreams everyone, Happy Birthday again to Japa21!

  53. 266 Dudette
    June 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Can’t wait to get my cheer on for my team at the Olympics! Who’s with me?!! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!
    35 Days to go and the crowd goes wild!!!! Yeesssssss!!!!! :-D

    Hey, is the First Lady going to Opening Ceremonies — did someone say that a while back or am I hallucinating?

    • 267 isonprize
      June 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Dudette, I’m pretty sure that our FLOTUS is attending the opening ceremonies.

      • 268 theo67
        June 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

        The First Lady is leading the US Delegation. Personally, the fact that Willard is now saying he’s too busy campaigning to head to the Olympics sounds like someone got a talking to about upstaging the First Lady (either David Cameron was forced to withdraw the invitation to Willard and promise him some dedicated alone time later on, or Willard himself was told it would be uncouth to try and hog the spotlight when the spotlight should be on the US Team).

        • 269 carolyn
          June 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

          Perhaps the President’s statement in Los Cabos about there being “one administration at a time” reminded his operatives about some protocol……I doubt it, but someone, somewhere told him this is not right, because he could never figure that out on his own. Neither President Obama nor McCain or their wives attended the Beijing Olympics in 2008. They, very smartly, let GWB have all the publicity himself! Remember?

          • 270 theo67
            June 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

            I’d forgotten about that, Carolyn! The lack of decorum shown by these right wingers makes me think they were raised in a barn (as my parents used to say).

    • June 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Dudette, I too am going to be glued to the Olympics this summer. The Olympic trials begin tonight on NBC (Track & Field) at 9PM ET.

  54. 272 LunarSea
    June 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    That kindergarten class was too cute. I particularly loved the slow motion baton twirling. Didn’t know you could do it that slow and still have it look smooth. Sweet

    And then they grow into this:

  55. 273 desertflower
    June 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    anyone still here? Take a look at this http://www.conservativeusa.org/oathsofoffice.htm

    Oath of Office for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:

    Article VI of the Constitution specifies that members of Congress shall be bound by an oath to support the Constitution: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. (History of the Oath)

    The text of the Constitutional Oath is not written in the Constitution, but the current oath was enacted by Congress in 1862. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

    Oath for Access to Classified Information (House only)

    Before a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House may have access to classified information, the following oath (or affirmation) shall be executed:

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will not disclose any classified information received in the course of my service with the House of Representatives, except as authorized by the House of Representatives or in accordance with its Rules.”

    Source: Clause 13, Rule XXIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives: the Code of Official Conduct.

    Now look at this. Code of Ethics for House:

    http://oce.house.gov/pdf/OCE_Code_of_Conduct.pdf

    Issa SPECIFICALLY asked AG Holder to break the law. He has insisted that Holder turn over things that would be ILLEGAL for AG Holder to reveal, just to give Issa what he wants.

    My question: Does anyone see anything here that would show that Issa, as a sworn member of Congress, has broken the law himself and therefore constitutes a dereliction of his sworn duties and oath? HE should be the one getting the book thrown at him, and the one that shold step down from the head of this committee.

    Anyone???

  56. 280 Cha
    June 22, 2012 at 12:02 am

    ELIZABETH WARREN’S BIRTHDAY TOMORROW, JUNE 22, 2012!

    http://elizabethwarren.com/

    I think she’s “neck n neck” with scott brown because he’s a lying fool with more money pouring into his campaign than he has brains.

  57. 281 elo4obama/biden
    June 22, 2012 at 12:07 am

    LunarSea! How coincidental, but I’ve been listening to Stevie Nicks, and Fleetwood Mac plus other videos all evening. I’ve seen 2 or 3 versions with Stievie, Dixie Chicks and Glee. These kids sing it more like Stevie Nicks and less upbeat like Dixie Chicks or Glee. I have always loved this song. Music is truly the universal language which connects us all. It was great to see a version live with Stevie on the Today show from 2005. The audience outside the studio was mixed with all ages, colors and I suspect folks from all spectrums of the musical universe. Most knew the words and looked so moved. Anyway beddie time now, but thank for this version. I saved it because these kids did a wonderful job!

    Goodness we need to keep (get back) the arts in our schools. Heck we need to save public education!

    Obama/Biden 2012! Goodnight everybody!

    • 282 LunarSea
      June 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

      :smile: Glad you liked it. Sounds like a great memory. I think I have all Steve Nicks records. Remember records? LOL And I agree 100% re saving public education and recognizing how important teachers are to the healthy development of out national treasure, our kids.

      Nite

  58. 284 LunarSea
    June 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

    On a final note of the evening, something to bring a smile to our faces as we turn in for the nite. This is an oldie but favorite and I’m posting it here in honor of all the Diana archeotypes among us and to counter all the evil news recently about the Robmes and their horses.

    This first part is exceptional. Gets going about 1 min in. Don’t miss it. The 2nd vid is the epilog to this great story. In case you don’t know goddess Diana is often depicted as a huntress. But in actually she ran WITH the wild creatures as their protector

    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRc3Ev05QiM

  59. 292 utaustinliberal
    June 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Miami Heat won!!!!! Whoooooohoooooooo. King James can now effectively silence the haters.

  60. 296 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

    The Fabulous Nuns on the Bus…I can’t put the video here…watch it :)

    https://www.facebook.com/OverpassLightBrigade

  61. 297 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Nancy Pelosi speaking about Issa and AG Holder and the real reason behind the witchhunt

    http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/pelosi-republicans-are-going-after-ho

  62. 298 Bill R.
    June 22, 2012 at 1:08 am

    This is the dominant story now in the news cycle, BainMitt Offshoring: http://t.co/b66UjUlO

  63. 300 desertflower
    June 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I love them, I love them, I love them! The Ladies are back in the House!

    http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/06/21/vagina-is-a-6-letter-word/

    For the record men don’t have one. They talk a great deal about them and pass a whole lot of legislation pertaining to them, but at the end of the day they have a wee wee not a hoo hoo. Newt Gingrich has cheated on at least two vaginas that I know of, but I think he refers to them as ex-boxes. Rush Limbaugh hates vaginas, but rumor has it he smuggles Oxycontin in his maid’s vagina so I guess he just calls it a pill box. Mitt Romney used to call them vaginas and actually gave them all the rights and privileges afforded to them under the law but now he simply refers to them as votes he has alienated.

  64. 301 canadabarb4obama
    June 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Sorry for being late. Happy Birthday, Japa21.

    • 302 theo67
      June 22, 2012 at 3:24 am

      I’ll piggyback on your late message, and sneak in a “Happy Birthday” to Japa, too! Hope the day was lovely (sounds like it was).

  65. 303 theo67
    June 22, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I was motivated by everyone else’s actions, and I started a fundraising page, too! If you have any extra pennies, I’d appreciate them – on behalf of President Obama and VP Biden! :)

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Theo67

  66. June 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Happy Birthday Japa21 :)

    And HI desertflower :grin: Yup, I change Screen name depending on the issue I’m supporting at the time or protesting etc. :lol: Poor Chipsticks, I must be giving her a headache taking me out of TOD prison each time I do this, but you can still recognise the main twitter I.D (NZ4Obama) that stays with the Screen name :lol:

  67. 305 susanne
    June 22, 2012 at 6:13 am

    so many reasons for the rethugs to target the justice dept! everybody remember warren jeffs, the sleazeball leader of a rogue lds cult , who was convicted of forcing sex on his child brides? well, he’s back in the news, with a new doj lawsuit. he’s in prison, but still directing his whacko followers.

    must be a tad bit embarrassing for poor robme to keep explaining that true mormons don’t have harems anymore–sort of reminds folks of his old granddad running off to mexico with his multiple wives. hildale is pretty far from the big rethug meeting in park city, but it’s all utah, and i’m sure it’s uncomfortably close for robme’s comfort.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/justice-dept-sues-arizona-utah-polygamous-towns-16625718#.T-RAiPXNnHQ

  68. 306 amk for obama
    June 22, 2012 at 6:28 am

    • 307 anniebella
      June 22, 2012 at 6:46 am

      I agree 100% FLOTUS, I still remember the wonderful teachers in my life. And then to think that someone like Mitt Romney want to put these people down like they don’t count. That is the same way Romney felt about those workers he fired and lefted them with nothing as he and his buddies at Bain Capital walked away rich. I think of how the other day when she was in Colorado, our FLOTUS thank the fire fighters for the hard work they were doing in trying to put out that fire. While Mitt Romney says we don’t need any more teachers, policemen, fire fighters. No what we don’t need is more of these sorry ass Republicans who is willing to destroy this country just so they can get back in power.

      • 308 anniebella
        June 22, 2012 at 6:58 am

        Here is one reason why I am proud of the man I support for President of the United States, because I believe if he had to work with the Republican Party ( And he really tried ) to get this country back on track, to put the middle class and poor back to work, to give them a chance of that American dream, President Obama would have done what was best for the people. He wouldn’t have been plotting, sabotaging, obstructing just so he could get back in power. I ask the question, who really love this country, those who are willing to see it go under, to see it’s people suffer so they can have power, or the one (POTUS) who have been working his tail off to get this country going in the right direction.

  69. 310 proudmemberofglobalzero
    June 22, 2012 at 7:04 am

    It is not “Friday’s Good”..but it will make your Friday just as good;

  70. June 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

    A new Obama campaign web video casts a spotlight on the fact that, for seven days, Mitt Romney has avoided giving a definitive answer about whether he would repeal President Obama’s order suspending the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

    The former governor has only said publicly that he would work to replace Obama’s temporary measure with some sort of permanent solution, the details of which he has not fully or clearly articulated.

    “On Friday the president announced a change to U.S. immigration policy… Ever since, Mitt Romney has been dodging questions about repealing the order,” the Obama video says.

    http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=16625979

  71. June 22, 2012 at 7:17 am

    My Mother just called Jindal a Squirt.

    LOL! I remember that name, from Leave it to Beaver!

  72. 316 donna dem 4 obama
    June 22, 2012 at 7:27 am

  73. June 22, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Good Morning. . . Here is my donation page. Please help if you can! Thanks . . .

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/IfNotNow

  74. June 22, 2012 at 7:37 am

    MTP Marco Rubio and Issa.
    OMG!
    Now see, this is an example of carrying GOP water!

    • 321 Linda
      June 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

      Ha….Thanks for the warning…….

    • 322 jackiegrumbacher
      June 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Please tell everyone you know to boycott MTP this Sunday. Tell them to go for a walk, take the kids to the park, treat themselves to a brunch,–do anything but turn on MTP. Let this show continue to tank until they figure out that this crap is unacceptable.

  75. June 22, 2012 at 7:45 am

    This is the office opening I went to-

    Facebook OFA has the office opening in largo! Click the picture to enlarge-

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150871875131216.401632.23127196215&type=1

  76. June 22, 2012 at 7:50 am

  77. June 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

    New polling released June 22, 2012 by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice finds President Obama maintaining a wide lead over Republican Mitt Romney among Latino registered voters in five key battleground states.  The poll interviewed 400 Latinos each in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia – all states expected to be very competitive in 2012 where Latino voters could decide the outcome.  In Florida, the poll found Obama leading Romney by a margin of 53% to 37%, a slight increase from a 50% to 40% lead Obama held over Romney in a January 2012 Latino Decisions/Univision News poll in Florida.  In the five states combined Obama lead Romney 63% to 27%, however in southwestern battlegrounds of Arizona, Colorado and Nevada Obama performed even better.  In Arizona Obama received 74% to 18% for Romney, in Colorado he was favored by 70% to 22% and in Nevada 69% to 20%.  In Virginia, Obama lead 59% to 28% over Romney among Latino registered voters.

  78. June 22, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Morning Joe is obsessed with that Bloomberg Poll, calling it stunning, over and over and over.
    LOL!

  79. 333 57andfemale
    June 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

  80. 334 Mae who love our CIC
    June 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Good Morning,
    TOD please donate to my page. Thanking you in advance.

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/MaewholoveourCIC

    • June 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Hello Mae,

      Will be happy to donate soon! I’m waiting for Chips to post all the donation pages for other TODers – Donna, HZ, meta, Marlz, etc. so we can give everyone a lil’ something :)

  81. June 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

    The Washington Post’s Tom Hamburger reports on the next front of the Bain Capital debate:

    During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    While economists debate whether the massive outsourcing of American jobs over the last generation was inevitable, Romney in recent months has lamented the toll it’s taken on the U.S. economy. He has repeatedly pledged he would protect American employment by getting tough on China. …

    [A] Washington Post examination of securities filings shows the extent of Bain’s investment in firms that specialized in helping other companies move or expand operations overseas. While Bain was not the largest player in the outsourcing field, the private equity firm was involved early on, at a time when the departure of jobs from the United States was beginning to accelerate and new companies were emerging as handmaidens to this outflow of employment.

  82. 337 57andfemale
    June 22, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Wow. Pass this along far and wide:

  83. June 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Question——I see UT’s excellent tweets, and I caught a bit of it myself—–re. Gov. O’Malley on MJ saying the Repubs are trying to buy the election (with 15-20 billionaires) and the big money Dems are whining and punishing Obama for whatever—–not making everything perfect and Repubs agreeable sweetie pies, I guess—–and that they need to step up to the plate—-NOW—–need to fight fire with fire.
    Who are these big money Dems who have donated in the past who are holding back now? Who are the targets of this message from O’Malley and other Dem strategists? Who are these people who have the means to make a diff and are willing to jeopardize this country for some self-interested gripe???

  84. June 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Tampa must be waiting in high anticipation for their President!

  85. 346 amk for obama
    June 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

  86. June 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Today Show saying we are hearing about first daughters more and more—–that President Obama and First Lady are mentioning daughters more and more in their appearances. Asking if it is a political calculation, appealing to women voters. Someone saying his daughters “humanize” President Obama as the media continues to try to make Obama cold and aloof, blocking out all the warmth in his appearances from their minds. Balanced out report by showing the 5 Willard progeny on Conan and Palin using her kids, especially the baby, as props. As if the Obamas had any commonality with those 2 families.


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