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12

Leaving London

First lady Michelle Obama watching the U.S. v France basketball game at the Olympic Games

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More videos here (thanks Janelle)

…. meeting US military families stationed at Mildenhall and Lakenheath US Air Force Base at RAF Mildenhall, England

…. departing England

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Monday:

1:45: President Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

3:30: Departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

4:40: Arrives in New York City

8:05: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at the NoMad Hotel, New York City

9:35: Departs New York City

10:45: Arrives at the White House

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I’ve been trying hard lately to cut down on my use of obscene language, so for that reason I’m avoiding posting anything on Romney in Israel …. it’ll only bring out the very worst in me.

How are you all doing?


193 Responses to “Leaving London”


  1. July 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Congrats, Bob! Well deserved, after OFA has picked up the “1$ a day” theme. :)

    • 3 Dudette
      July 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Way to go Bob!!

    • 4 Smoothscotch
      July 30, 2012 at 1:19 am

      Yahoo Bob, well done.

    • July 30, 2012 at 1:52 am

      Thank you Theo, Dudette & Smoothscotch!!

      #ADollarADayToOFA … It’s the 99% Way … #FORWARD :)

    • 6 globalcitizenlinda
      July 30, 2012 at 5:54 am

      congratulations Bob on coming first! how very appropriate because you are indeed on those people who deserve to be eternally first because of all the work you do and your intense dedication to this PBO’s leadership and his team and our desire to see him re-elected.

      thank you very much for all you do on our behalf, on behalf of Team Obama and I believe on behalf of the global interests

  2. 7 Proud Former White House Intern
    July 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    This will last a life time!

  3. 8 vcprezofan2
    July 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hey, Chips, you running off AGAIN?!! Or, are you’home’ for the night? Hmmmn.

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Ha, I’m around for a bit VC!

      • 10 vcprezofan2
        July 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        Good! That means you’ll be in pause/rest mode for a bit. Do you have ANY idea how many hours I spent waiting for you by the gate?! /plaintive cry/ I wish you would call ahead so that I could do something worthwhile – like cooking or eating – when you’re going to be late!

        • July 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

          :lol: Did you see the beautiful cake you missed out on by insulting my epic cooky skills?

          • 12 vcprezofan2
            July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

            I did, but I’m not repining, nor am I tempted to steal a bite from Bobfr as I started a diet …retroactively… when I noticed your non-sharing intent. :lol: :lol:

  4. 15 hopefruit2
    July 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Not 1st, 2nd or 3rd, but a healthy, respectable 4th. Congratulations Bob on #1 :)

    Hello Chips!

  5. 18 Pamela
    July 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I’ll be 6th, rolling in late!

    • 19 vcprezofan2
      July 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      {{Pamela}}!! I’ll just move over and give you a spot to rest your tired feet. Ignore the chatter, and take a few deep, unwinding breaths.

  6. 20 anniebella
    July 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Those images of FLOTUS watching the USA-France game is so cute. America we can be “PROUD” of our First Lady. Unlike that lying embarrassment Romney. And Chipsticks I am not mad with you because you are not posting anything of that lying Romney from Israel. I thank you for that.

  7. 21 daisydem
    July 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Please tell me that POTUS and FLOTUS will be more than just ships that pass in the night tonite? Please!

  8. July 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Chips,

    I’ve managed to avoid any “foul” language and here’s a couple of tweets (selected from many in my TL) that summarize my perspective of #RomneyShambles, the Israeli Collection:

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Really do think watching this particular video is a comforting way to end the day ….

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Bob, I don’t tell you half enough how much I completely love ya. I was tied up with work most of the day, but checked the updates on Romney in Israel. I just have no words for how much I despise this man, he is dangerous, vile and evil beyond belief. It’s so depressing.

      • July 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        The feeling is entirely mutual, dear Chips.

        He is a truly vile and evil person. Some folk were playing on Twitter with the hashtag #RomneysFirst100Days and here’s the only way I could respond …

        We will not allow that creature into the White House, Chips, for sure! #FORWARD

      • 29 hopefruit2
        July 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        I may have said this earlier, but I dislike Willard even more than I did McCain or Palin.

      • 36 taiping1
        July 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        I agree: despite knowing you should despise the actions not the person and have compassion for all he is a challenge to my higher instincts. I have even greater distaste for him than for Bush and I think he is actually much more dangerous. I can only trust in our President, his team, and all the volunteers who are working. In the end I trust the American people (except for the racists) to choose President Obama over this slime bag.

  9. 37 Roberta in MN
    July 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Good Evening Chips, Ihear you on the Mitts crap. Twitter is going nuts today. I had to take a break for a family dinner and just got home. Take your time on cool down. It’s going to be a long 100 days until the 6th. ((((hugs)))). Love all you do for us here so take care. Have a cool one or bake something in that kitchen ofyours. :)

  10. July 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Chips, I agree with you on that pos Willard! I am disgusted!

  11. 55 amk for obama
    July 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

  12. 59 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    What a spectacular First Lady we have! She makes me so proud! From the Southside of Chicago to the Olympics — grace, beauty and class the whole way.

    I was in DC this weekend and viewed her Inaugural dress and accessories (down to the Jimmy Choos)at the Smithsonian. I also took a pic next to a life-sized photo of her and PBO on at their Inaugural Ball :lol:. Everything was GORGEOUS, just gorgeous. People were oohing and aahing over all things Michelle Obama. If you get a chance, do go see it.

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      OOOoooooooo, jealousy reeks from my keyboard!! You lucky woman!!

    • 62 vcprezofan2
      July 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Helloooo PJ! Sounds like you had a good weekend. Do you think the Smithsonian will be open for the Inaugural weekend?

      • July 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

        I believe they were open last time – maybe not on the day itself, but before and after.

        • 64 vcprezofan2
          July 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

          Hey Theo, how did you know I was thinking of you? :razz: :razz: There might be something to that ESP thingy after all! Have you started investigating the matter of tickets for WH visit and Smithsonian and private dinner invitation with the Obamas and personal Obama hugs, and…and../can’t think of what else I could include right now, but I’m sure it will come to me later/.

      • 65 PoliticalJunkessa
        July 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm

        Hi there, VC! I had a wonderful weekend — saw the fantastic MLK, Lincoln and Washington Memorials, visited the Holocaust Museum, toured past the White House, had some great food, etc…. it was hot as Hades, but still a lot of fun.

        I’m sorry, I really don’t know what the schedule will be for Inaugural Weekend. Take a look at this link which gives you a video tour of the First Ladies exhibit :-D

        http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibition.cfm?key=38&exkey=1674

    • 67 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      July 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

      That’s wonderful PJ! I will be going there on vacation this summer. Now I’m very excited!!! Thanks for the info about the American History Museum. It has to be on my list now!!!

  13. 68 amk for obama
    July 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      GEEZE, that is too, too, too much idiocy in just 2 sentences. CODE BLUE.

      • 70 0388jojothecat
        July 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        Little Lizzard Cheney, demon spawn child of heartless Dicked Cheney was the most dislike VP with the lowest approval rating in American history.

    • 71 daisydem
      July 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      OMG: I don’t tweet. Please tell Liz Cheny to Shut Up. I was going to be nastier, but I have too much respect for this blog. But Liz Cheney is a nobody; she is nothing and has no political qualifications. She is simply her father’s mouthpiece, and when he is finally gone (if they ever run out of heart saving miracles for him) she will disappear into the netherlands and never be heard from again.

      • July 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Her father best VP EVER? The Quitter more qualified that PBO and VPB combined? All she’s done for GOP?
        This woman is INSANE.

        • 73 vcprezofan2
          July 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

          I’d have said she’s obviously ‘dumb’, but I’m not going to argue with you, Meta. ;) ;)

          • 74 cluny
            July 30, 2012 at 12:54 am

            Liz is obviousy planning for a political career in public office – trying to keep the tea bagging Palin fans on board.

            • 75 vcprezofan2
              July 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

              When you say it that way, she’s not so dumb after all. At least, she’s smart enough to work the system like Sarah, Christin McDonnell, Sharron Angle, Sarah’s daughter, and other pseudo politicians have done.

            • 76 nathkatun7
              July 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

              I am sorry but her statement that “Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama and Biden” is beyond pandering. Liz Cheney is either dumb or, as meta said, she is insane. Or may be she is taking some brain altering drugs we don’t know about. She sounds more like Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and Rush Limbaugh.

    • July 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      It figures – they’re peas in a pod, Liz & Sarah.

    • 78 susanne
      July 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      that just makes me want to throw up.

    • 79 nathkatun7
      July 30, 2012 at 2:17 am

      Is Liz Cheney on drugs? I can understand why she may say her father was “bestVP ever”; she wouldn’t want to hurt her father feelings by agreeing with the vast majority of Americans who say that he was the worst VP ever. But to assert that Sarah Palin was “more qualified than Obama and Biden combined….” is totally nuts!

  14. July 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Ring Ding and Yoohoo are War mongering!

  15. 81 amk for obama
    July 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    • 82 daisydem
      July 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      His words are already out there; recorded, he cannot keep etch-a-sketching. Sorry.

    • 83 vcprezofan2
      July 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Here is something I noticed earlier. It CLEARLY takes GOP and their followers at least 3+ years to get anywhere close to catching up to the rest of the country.

      • 84 Zekke Lydonna
        July 30, 2012 at 12:24 am

        I just finished watching ‘Game Change’. Cheney said at the time that SarahPalin was a reckless choice.

        • 85 vcprezofan2
          July 30, 2012 at 12:45 am

          He didn’t say it out loud, did he? I can’t remember hearing any repub criticisms, certainly not early in the game..maybe when she started imploding.

          • 86 nathkatun7
            July 30, 2012 at 2:31 am

            Of course he didn’t, VC! As your tweet said, Dick Cheney, like all Republicans, is “several years behind” on the Sarah Palin issue.

      • 87 isonprize
        July 30, 2012 at 12:34 am

        Yeah, this from the guy who chaired the Vice Presidential selection committee and then chose….. HIMSELF!!!!

        So, even if choosing Moose Mama Word Salad was a ‘mistake’ McCain saw 23 years of tax returns from Myth R-money and STILL chose her.

        What does that say about Myth R-money?

        • 88 vcprezofan2
          July 30, 2012 at 12:41 am

          If they follow pattern Ison, we won’t hear their real answer to that until 3+ years from now, or from the election.

        • 89 vcprezofan2
          July 30, 2012 at 12:43 am

          /double take/ Wait a minute, what are YOU doing up so late when there is no TOD party going on?

    • 90 Smoothscotch
      July 30, 2012 at 1:28 am

      Seriously?

  16. 91 desertflower
    July 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    MUST SEE, TWEET, SHARE! h/t to Blog for Arizona

  17. 92 sherijr
    July 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    lol, those pictures of FLOTUS are adorable, she’s so animated & involved… love her more everyday.

  18. July 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    • July 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      sorry guys, couldn’t quite work out how to wrte this as US media being the ones not allowing this to be viewed, but did want to drive the point through to promote the video :)

    • 95 isonprize
      July 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Berny,

      The first two MINUTES!!!! WOW!!!!! I’m not sure I blilnked!!!

      I’ve got to schedule time to watch this. WOOOOOOOOOweeeeeeeeee!!!

      • 96 vcprezofan2
        July 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        I’m watching it right now, but because it’s long I’m flipping back and forth. It’s quite informative, and seems well researched. I also find it ……..odd.

      • July 29, 2012 at 11:56 pm

        Yes, this church is very powerful and secretive. You can see why Bishop Romney is so good at lying with a straight face. His belief, his business exp are based on keeping secret, secrets. Interesting bit around 38:06 when BBC guy interviews Mitts cousin, Park Romney (looks like him) who left the Church. And another nteresting comment from an IOWA TeaParty Evangelical couple near end, who says that if Presidential election was between Mitt and Obama, she wouldn’t turn up to vote. (I really hope there are more that think like her and do just that….sit it out).

    • 98 nospin
      July 29, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      good find. I always believed anyone can run for any office regardless of religious affiliation or lack of as long as the individual can separate their own personal faith and instead govern based on the law of the land and enforces the wishes of the majority as long as it is the best interest of the Nation. This video rang some serious alarm bells for me.

      I tweeted the video and focused on what Mitt Romney’s cousin Park Romney had to say and what his kids babysitter had to say about Mitt. This video allowed me to see how as Bishop Mitt handled his congregation and I must admit I was concerned with him keeping tabs on people. Folks cited being followed??? Files kept? The charge of the babysitter being threatened with excommunication unless she gave up her child? That is a concern.

      • 99 vcprezofan2
        July 30, 2012 at 12:32 am

        ‘This video rang some serious alarm bells for me.’ This was what I was trying to articulate by saying I found it ‘odd’, I guess. I had this sense that the Mormon leaders were lying when they denied certain of the allegations made by the excommunicated members, sort of the same feeling I get from Willard at times. There were definitely areas where I felt distinctly uncomfortable.

        I have to say that the bit about the wedding and the mother not being allowed in the church rang a bell for me. A couple of my cousins are now mormons (because they like the way the church cares for its own and is supportive, yada, yada), and when their dad died recently – my mom’s only brother- the funeral was held in the mormon church extension. Members of the church served refreshments (mostly provided by the family) but I never knew until then that they did not drink coffe/tea. When I asked my cousin if we could provide it for those who might appreciate it I was told that it couldn’t be served on their grounds. I thought it was weird because no mormons had to drink it if they didn’t want to , but I didn’t press the issue, not drinking either myself. It was a bit of an unusual funeral from what I’d previously been exposed to but their side of the family was alright with it, so ….

        Anyway, to get back to the issue,,, I don’t trust Mitt or his religios commitment, but i don’t think I need worry.

    • July 30, 2012 at 12:11 am

      It’s interesting that there are approximately the same number of Mormons and Muslims living in the United States. But the media and everyone else shies away from questioning Romney on his religion, even though he was a Bishop in the church, and feels free to claim credit for donating 10% of his fortune to the church (which is a requirement for all Mormons, whether you have millions or not), citing sensitivity to the Constitution that claims there should be no religious test. But, these very same people have spent four years spreading a lie about President Obama’s faith, and denouncing the Muslim faith with absolutely no regard for reality or the Constitution. It’s pretty disconcerting, as Mitt would say.

      I watched the whole video and I agreed with parts of it, and a few other parts seemed like sour grapes. II wish it had discussed the potential impact that the Mormon faith might have on Romney’s world view. I though the Vanity Fair article a while back covered a lot of the same points. It’s worth watching though.

      • 101 vcprezofan2
        July 30, 2012 at 12:39 am

        Theo did you see my question about tickets for WH visit, etc? I notice that you don’t usually notice me much when you are in your pink outfit. Whi is that I wonder? You are too chic to notice the plebs at those times? ;)

    • 102 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      July 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

      Fascinating. Thanks for posting that. I found it to be fair. Just the idea of a bishop of any religion becoming President is kind of troubling. The most disturbing thing about the Mormon church in my mind (I know there are plenty of good people who are Mormons) is all those records they keep on the ancestry of all people, Mormon or not. It creeps me out to think that they have all those records compiled in Salt Lake City. I’m surprised the documentary didn’t mention that.

  19. 103 amk for obama
    July 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

  20. July 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm
  21. July 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Just so he knows, we know ….

  22. July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    The Obama Ad Firms gas 2,221,551 views on YouTube in 2 weeks!
    That is by far, the most views of any ad!

  23. July 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Hollywood is really coming on strong for POTUS!

  24. 120 vcprezofan2
    July 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Those young Americans will forever have the idea that FLOTUSes are warm, lovely, ordinary, down-to-earth people, as it should be. May this FIRST FAMILY and the SECOND FAMILY of the U S be forever blessed for the warmth, caring and accessibility they have brought to their positions!

    • 121 nathkatun7
      July 30, 2012 at 2:48 am

      VC, the U.S. really lacked out. They elected two down to earth couples (FIRST and SECOND FAMILIES) that truly care about people from all walks of life. At 66, I’ve never seen any thing like what we are witnessing with the Obamas and the Bidens.

      • 122 vcprezofan2
        July 30, 2012 at 7:50 am

        Yes, we lucked out, Nath, and I’ll be forever grateful we did! This was the only way I was able to see what caring governing could be like at a time in life when I won’t have too many other chances. Have a good Monday when you wake up, and let’s continue to do what we can to extend the blessings to 2016! :lol:

  25. July 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I’ve been waiting for the right time to unleash thos, and now is as good a time as any, so, with apologies to the Beatles (and Chips and Tally if this is too long), and in honor of our FLOTUS, I give you…

    Michelle, you’re swell
    You and Barack love each other well
    Our Michelle
    Michelle, our belle
    Lovely, graceful, down-to-earth and strong
    So very strong
    We love you, we love you, we love you
    You’re the ‘pitome
    Of a great First Lady
    That’s why I’m here to make it clear
    So you understand

    Michelle, our belle
    All your haters I would like to tell
    To go to hell
    We love you, we love you, we love you
    ‘Cause you possess the common touch
    And oooh, it means so much
    And Mitt and Ann try all they can
    But don’t understand

    We love you…
    [Bridge]

    You’re fit and you’re trim and you’re lovely
    And not afraid to be
    On shows like “iCarly”
    And Fallon too, “Oprah,” “The View”
    And Dave Letterman

    Michelle, our belle
    Showing us just far we have come
    C’est si bon

    And it’s a well-known fact
    We’ve got your back
    So you can excel
    Our Michelle

  26. 128 desertflower
    July 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/07/16/idle-corporate-cash-piles-up/

    Historically the IRS has levied only privately owned firms or publicly traded companies with few shareholders. But Internal Revenue Code Section 531 applies to all corporations. President Ronald Reagan signed Section 532 (c), which made that explicit, though with an exception for untaxed offshore profits.

    After reviewing decades of literature on these code sections, I cannot fathom any rational basis for giving multinational companies an exception to the cash hoarding rules, which discriminates against purely domestic firms.

    Some of the multinational corporations say they will bring home what could be more than a trillion dollars ifCongress will give them an 85 percent tax discount. The companies frame this as creating jobs. But as I showed in an earlier column, unless there are strict rules, the money can be used to buy back company stock while destroying jobs.

    Want to motivate companies to put some of those trillions of dollars of idle cash to work creating jobs, paying dividends or sharing the burden of taxes? Call 1-202-224-3121 and tell your senator or representative you want Section 531 vigorously enforced – now – and the offshore loophole closed immediately.

    • 130 susanne
      July 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      best way to wrap up the week! love, love, love our first family :)

      • 131 0388jojothecat
        July 30, 2012 at 12:39 am

        Did anyone notice that Malia doesn’t have full braces anymore? I am sure she still has to wear the retainer. I noticed just now because my eleven year old neice has bottom braces and will be getting full braces soon.

  27. July 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Syria update … from a friend and co-author of Voices4Libya …

    “”this was just posted to us by our friends in Aleppo:

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/international/analysis-time-is-on-the-side-of-the-guerillas-in-assad-s-stalingrad-1-2439679

    the regime troops are not advancing anywhere in Aleppo.
    what remains is dug in and being picked off.

    (this next bit is my own analysis based on all the info coming in and is imho only):
    next week should witness the beginning of the mop up operations by FSA in Aleppo and consolidation of the Idlib and Allepo provinces into a free northern territory, akin to Eastern Libya a year ago, from which consolidated FSA will be able to run its operations southward.

    this is the beginning of the end of the ASSman.””

  28. 139 donna dem 4 obama
    July 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Another great show tonight on The Newsroom. Next weeks show will be the President announcement of the OBL killing. It looks like its going to be a great show. So set your DVR for 10:00PM next Sunday.

    Good Night Everyone!

    • 140 Cheryllou
      July 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks Donna dem 4 obama for telling us about Newsroom,it’s fantastic. I can’t wait for next week. Good night.

    • 141 57andFemale
      July 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

      Donna, post your donation link. I know I saw it yesterday, but if you could post it again I’d be very grateful.

  29. July 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    The next questions are what would Romney do as president–move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem? CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked in an interview with Romney in Jerusalem at the King David Hotel.
    Blitzer asked, “If you become president of the United States, would you move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?”
    Romney replied, “I think it’s long been the policy of our country to ultimately have our embassy in the nation’s capital, Jerusalem. The decision to actually make the move is one, if I were president, I would want to take in consultation with the leadership of the government which exists at that time. So I would follow the same policy we have in the past. Our embassy would be in the capital. But that said, the timing of that is something I’d want to work out with the government. …with the government of Israel”
    Blitzer pressed, “But every Israeli government has always asked every U.S. government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”
    Romney replied, “Well, that would make the decision easy, but I’d still want to have that communication with the government leaders.
    Summing up, Blitzer said, “So just to be precise. If you’re president, you would consult with the Israeli government. And if they said, please move the embassy, you would do that?”
    Romney did not say yes or no. “I’m not going to make foreign policy for my nation, particularly while I’m on foreign soil. My understanding is the policy of our nation has been a desire to move our embassy ultimately to the capital. That’s something which I would agree with. But I would only want to do so and to select the timing in accordance with the government of Israel. ”

    ONLY 17 MORE softball interviews to go!

  30. 143 vitaminlover
    July 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I am glad that our Beloved First Lady visited London but now it is time for her to be back in time to celebrate Our Beloved President’s 51st birthday.

  31. 145 vitaminlover
    July 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    100 days till Willard’s concession speech.

  32. 146 vitaminlover
    July 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    100 days till President Obama is re-elected!!!! 4 more years!!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

  33. 147 desertflower
    July 30, 2012 at 12:04 am

    TeaNN finally gets something RIGHT, and then they apologize.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sarah-palin-chick-fil-a-cnn-355724

    CNN: Playing ‘Stupid Girls’ Ahead of Sarah Palin Story a ‘Poor Choice’

    • 148 Dudette
      July 30, 2012 at 1:21 am

      There’s a line in the song that fits. I think someone in the control room thought it was perfect. I have to agree.

      “What happened to the dream of a girl president?
      She’s dancing in the video Next to 50 Cent”

  34. 149 amk for obama
    July 30, 2012 at 12:07 am

    • 150 desertflower
      July 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

      This needs to get all over the place. As I have said before, these big dollar guys are making an INVESTMENT, and they all want a RETURN on their INVESTMENT. This money isn’t coming to Mittens because they like him, but they think that he will make them EVEN MORE WEALTHY than they already are! Did America not learn anything from a near economic global meltdown??? This needs to get into the hands of the campaign…this is ad material. Thanks, amk and BWD.

  35. 151 amk for obama
    July 30, 2012 at 12:13 am

  36. 153 Zekke Lydonna
    July 30, 2012 at 12:54 am
  37. 155 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    July 30, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I can’t make up my mind if Romney as a candidate is just too good (for PBO) to be true, or if he is just too horrible to contemplate. A part of me thinks that the President deserves a more honorable opponent.

    He wouldn’t stand a chance if it weren’t for citizens united.

    Also, during the Olympics tonight I saw the ad on TV where the President is just sitting and directly talking to the audience and I think it’s perfect. In that ad the President is a warm caring sensible person who inspires confidence. It gave me a good feeling. I know we see him that way every day but a lot of people do not see the wonderful moments that we see posted here.The public are going to see a lot of negativity put out by Romney and Company in the next few months. They will need frequent “reality checks” to counter that. Just seeing the President as he really is, talking to the people in that down to earth comfortable way will make the negative ads look ridiculous. I hope there are more of these type of ads from the Obama camp. Things that make people feel like the country is in safe competent hands and that a decent responsible person is in charge.

  38. 158 Zekke Lydonna
    July 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

    posting w/photos-sometimes it works, sometimes it’s frustrating

  39. July 30, 2012 at 1:38 am

    From Dk – I didn’t want to link. Seems Romney is intent on creating an even more serious international incident.

    Romney seems to have forgotten (or rather he probably just couldn’t possibly care less) that there are ramifications to his words in the region. As most responsible world leaders are aware, there’s more than just one side to this peace process that the US must be able to bring to the table. All evidence points to Romney’s inability to do that after today.

    In another (and potentially far more deadly) unnecessary diplomatic incident created because of Romney’s weakness in foreign affairs, the Palestinians are extremely upset by the Romney campaign’s needlessly hawkish rhetoric today. In his desperation to look tough (something Obama doesn’t need to pretend to do), Romney has put Israel at greater risk:

    the Palestinians were infuriated, saying his remarks were “harmful to American interests in our region.”

    “They harm peace, security and stability,” Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP.

    “Even if this statement is within the US election campaign, it is unacceptable and we completely reject it. The US election campaign should never be at the expense of the Palestinians,” he said.

  40. 165 amk for obama
    July 30, 2012 at 2:38 am

    • 166 nathkatun7
      July 30, 2012 at 3:09 am

      Gingrich has no qualms supporting a liar to be the next President of the United States. Obviously, Gingrich lacks moral values. Once again GOP hypocrisy is exposed.

      • 167 anniebella
        July 30, 2012 at 4:43 am

        Remember the pastor who call Romney religion a cult, well this pastor will be supporting a member of a cult. What does that say about that pastor? So the Republicans hypocrisy doesn’t just start with Newt, it’s all over the field.

        • 168 nathkatun7
          July 30, 2012 at 5:42 am

          You are absolutely right, anniebella! Newt Gingrich is not alone when it comes to Republican hypocrisy. Many other Republicans who go around claiming to be “values voters,” have no problem supporting a man who has perfected the art of lying. The same is true of many right wing pastors, who are supposedly moral leaders of their churches. They too have no problem participating in lying or supporting a habitual liar.

    • 171 derbingle
      July 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Yeah he did but it’s not really surprising that he’s campaigning for him. Politicians of both parties do this type of thing.

  41. July 30, 2012 at 6:34 am

    President Obama has an overall edge in the 12 decisive battleground states that is measurably greater than his advantage in national polling.

    The dynamic, which may reflect a combination of lower swing-state unemployment rates and demographic advantages for the president, is causing stirrings of unease among Republicans, even as they emphasize that it is important not to read too much into the state of the race right now.

    “Obama is concentrating his considerable early resources and messaging in the swing states, and it’s had an impact,” said Mark McKinnon, who served as a media adviser for President George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/240921-battlegrounds-give-obama-election-edge

  42. July 30, 2012 at 6:42 am

    A former House Republican lawmaker could siphon votes from Mitt Romney in the battleground state of Virginia and boost President Obama’s chances of winning a second term.

    Former five-term Rep. Virgil Goode, who represented southwest Virginia’s 5th District, has a strong chance of making it on the state’s general election ballot. That would set up a potential Ralph Nader-like spoiler scenario circa 2000.

    At that time, then-Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee, lost the state of Florida by fewer than 600 votes to former President George W. Bush. Nader, a liberal third-party candidate, won nearly 100,000 votes in the Sunshine State.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/240903-gop-fears-ex-lawmakers-candidacy-will-help-obama-win-swing-state-virginia

    That would be nice…

  43. July 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Ok, I just listened to Joe, and he wants us all to move to another Planet! And that America is doomed!
    I think he is really trying to get us to commit suicide, that way we won’t vote!
    Jeepers Creepers! I have never heard such a dismal portray of America.
    (Imagine Joe during the Great Depression, or the Civil war, etc)?

    • July 30, 2012 at 7:18 am

      Chris Matthews and Heilman are convinced that Robney is going to win.
      How can Robney win, if only old White Males are voting for Him?

      • 176 Bill
        July 30, 2012 at 7:40 am

        I did not hear them, but why would any pundit make such a prediction at this point? Willard is not even nominated at this point, and who knows what the PBO campaign has on Willard that has not been released.

      • 178 anniebella
        July 30, 2012 at 9:02 am

        I’m sure Matthews and Heilman thought Hillary was going to win.

    • 179 donna dem 4 obama
      July 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

      He’s a Republican who wants his guy to win in November. I wouldn’t expect him to say anything other than doom and gloom. It’s the only way our opposition believes they can win.

    • 180 derbingle
      July 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

      When you’re a Republican who’s facing the fact that the economy is on the upswing and that your candidate is roughly 99 days away from getting an epic beatdown then things tend to look dismal. The closer we get the more Joe’s CPAC is going to show.

      • July 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

        The economy is stagnant because the recovery act spending has run out and private companies want their tax cuts

        • 182 derbingle
          July 30, 2012 at 7:56 am

          Indicators across the board tell a different story. Just a couple of days ago GDP exceeded expectations. The housing market has stabilized and looks to be turning around. Manufacturing is growing and the private sector is set to record it’s 29th straight month of growth. Slow recovery yes. Stagnant no.

  44. 185 57andFemale
    July 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

  45. 186 dotster3
    July 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

    What a bunch of blah blah blah nothingness on Morning Jerk today—–worthless, wrongheaded conversation. Another round of Bill Clinton raving—–he’s now everyone’s favorite guy in the world even tho they tried to impeach him. And then another round of expectation that Hillary will run for president and how great that will be—–she won’t. And Tweety doesn’t seem to care who wins the presidency, saying if economy stays bad, Willard will win and he needs a midwest protestant as a running mate, like Pawlenty, to make him more human. All are calling President Obama “Obomber”, even Katty Kay, who is not from New England, but Old England. What a bunch of worthless, senseless, meaningless chatter.

    • 187 derbingle
      July 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Sounds like a normal morning on MJ.

    • July 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

      It’s pathetic! The way he opens every show, makes you want to reach for the rusty razor blades!
      And this is the messaging that Fox does, doom and gloom and build up Robney as our savior.
      I still think our 08 campaign was more thorough than this one. We had Gibbs or axelrod out every morning, hitting back. And that worked. So far, it seems they only use the tv, every so often!

  46. July 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

  47. 192 57andFemale
    July 30, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Can we be clear on one thing: Mitt doesn’t give a damn about Israel. He doesn’t give a damn about Bibi. He doesn’t have a clue what his ‘principles’ are concerning the Mideast or anything else. He is the embodiment of the lizard brain: he has a goal and only understands ruthlessness as a means to that goal.

    This Israel trip was nothing more than a whoring expedition for money from Adelson.

    A little-known fact is that his speech was to a handpicked audience of mainly American RW Jews. There weren’t even a whole lot of Israelis there. And although we hear about the standing ovation, reports from inside that room said even this handpicked audience knew they were looking at a ruthless empty suit.

    Mitt the whore. There — I said it. This was all about Adelson’s money and nothing more.


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