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12

This and That

President Obama signs the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 in the Oval Office at the White House

L to R: Co-Director of film “Semper Fi: Always Faithful” Rachel Libert, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fl) and former U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger

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6:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut

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Nick Anderson

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Chat away ;-)


126 Responses to “This and That”


  1. 1 JER
    August 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Hello Everybody!

  2. 13 yardarm756
    August 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    There’s nothing like being close to the top, eh?

    • August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Just outside of the medals Yardarm – there’s always Rio 2016!

      • 15 yardarm756
        August 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        It’s a good thing I’m not competitive. I’m sure there will be other opportunities. :-)

      • 16 vcprezofan2
        August 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm

        Congrats Jer, Maryl1 & Hf! Way to go!

        /doing a double-take & backing up a bit/
        Wait just a minute here, Ms Chips! Wandering back in here, I notice the evidence is looking good that you are missing in action whenever *I* make it to the top of the podium, but back when I make myself scarce. I am becoming a bit suspicious. You have almost missed as many awards for me as the # of Mitt’s missing tax returns! What’s going on here?

  3. 17 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Bronze.

    As an objective observer, I see that our President’s hands are prominently featured in this thread.

  4. 19 hopefruit2
    August 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats mary and yardarm on Silver and Bronze.

  5. 20 Judith Fardig
    August 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome!

  6. 21 JER
    August 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Happening Now – President Obama departs for Connecticut – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  7. 22 edwina3
    August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    This guy is so cool, Romney’s chief tormentor on Twitter.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-02/mitt-romneys-twitter-nemesis

    H/T Andrew Sullivan

    • 23 utaustinliberal
      August 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      I freaking loooooove Rob Delaney. I follow him on twitter and he’s incredibly hilarious. He is a fierce advocate for ObamaCare and torments Romney by always calling him out on his lies. He’s F-U-N-N-Y.

    • 24 Cha
      August 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Thx for the link, edwina! Very Interesting..

      “As HBO Canada prepared to tape a segment on him, Delaney paused to reflect on his unlikely political role. “A few months back, I decided I was going to try to make fun of Mitt Romney less, because it’s like an addiction,” he admitted. “It turns out I can’t.”

  8. 25 Sharon
    August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Who are all those people waiting for him there?

  9. 27 sabreen60
    August 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Ok, so this is kinda superficial, but I’ve been trying to get a close up look at President Obama’s wedding ring forever. Finally today I can see it and it is beautiful!!!

    • August 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      I’ve always admired it, too! I think I read somewhere it’s from Indonesia.

      • 29 Pamela
        August 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        His hands bring tears to my eyes, and joy to my heart! I admit it!

      • August 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        Meta,

        Saw your comment from previous thread about August being a rough month, since Congress will be back home peddling their scare tactics. You’re right that the spotlight will be all GOP/R-money, all the time.

        R-money leaves on his bus tour on Saturday, ends it in Ohio on Tuesday. No doubt he’ll annoint Rob “Bush 43 Budget Director” Portman as VP candidate to great MSM fanfare. Media will be thrilled they have actual news to report, instead of their endless speculation. And then the GOP convention. So MSM should be pretty much ignored until after Labor Day.

        But get this. Congress will “work” for only 13 days between now and the November election. And we pay these layabouts?

    • August 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Yes, it is really beautiful. I’ve noticed it before, but this is one of the best pics I’ve seen. And those hands…

  10. August 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Asked Monday if Reid had been in touch with his source and if the man was willing to go public with evidence, Reid turned the question back on Romney.

    “This whole issue is not about me,” Reid said at a news conference after he helped dedicate a new VA hospital in Southern Nevada.

    Reid noted Romney’s father, George, had released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in 1968. And he added that Mitt Romney has released only one full year return, which Reid said showed he had overseas bank accounts in the Bahamas and Switzerland, raising questions about what Romney is trying to hide.

    “The whole controversy would end very quickly if he would just release his income tax returns just like everybody else that runs for president,” Reid said.

    Asked a second time whether Reid’s source would come forward, the senator snapped, “I’ve answered your question.”

    Alexander Burns-

  11. August 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  12. 38 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    • 39 Cha
      August 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Aaron Sorkin, Newroom’s writer!

      I see an AD from PObama’s People calling willard out on his latest briebart editing shyte.

      Thx UT.

  13. 40 Lorraine
    August 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Usain Bolt Interrupts Interview To Recognize American National Anthem

    • 41 Geeja
      August 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Good for you Mr Bolt! Class act!

    • 42 Dudette
      August 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      His already high coolness quotient just went up tenfold in my book.

    • 43 Dudette
      August 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Jamaica rules today…

      http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9770678.htm

      [see the article for another picture of The President holding another cute baby]
      —————————————————————————————————
      Mullings Family to Donate Birthday Card for Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence, Signed by President Barack Obama
      President Obama signed a Happy 50th Birthday Jamaica Card In Orlando, Florida for the Mullings Family. Keystone Augusta Chairman and CEO David Mullings and his wife will donate to Institute of Jamaica.

      Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 06, 2012

      University of Miami alumnus David Mullings, Chairman and CEO of Keystone Augusta, his wife, Kathryn, a University of Tampa graduate, and their 6-month old son Luke, had the opportunity to meet and take photos with President Barack Obama in Orlando, Florida, after his recent speech at Rollins College.

      They took photos with President Obama, also taking the opportunity to give him a Jamaica50 pin of pride as a birthday present. President Obama turned 51 on August 4th and Jamaica celebrates 50 years of Independence on August 6th. Kathryn, a graphic designer and Chief Creative Officer of Kaizen Interactive, created a birthday card for Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence and President Obama signed it.

      “We decided that if he did sign it then we would donate the card to the Institute of Jamaica so that it would be in a museum where every Jamaican in the world would have the chance to see it. Some things are more valuable when they are shared,” said David Mullings.

      It was David’s idea to create the card after receiving confirmation last weekend that they would get to take photos with President Obama. Kathryn obliged and agreed that they should share it instead of keeping it in a private collection.

      “As Jamaicans who have benefitted tremendously from the US system we could not pass up the opportunity to bridge the two countries. The timing is simply perfect,” said Kathryn Mullings.

      The Mullings Family will make arrangements to hand over the signed card to Jamaica and a replica will also be handed over to the Consul General at the Official Jamaica50 Gala in Miami on August 18. President Obama is also sending a Presidential Delegation to Kingston, Jamaica to attend the celebration marking the 50th Independence Anniversary. The Honorable General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired), Former U.S. Secretary of State, will lead the delegation. Other members include the Honorable Pamela Bridgewater, U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica and the Honorable Yvette Clarke, U.S. House of Representatives, New York.

  14. August 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Can somebody tell Bloomberg to piss off, on Twitter? Its getting old!

    • 46 Cha
      August 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Better yet..Tweet Blast his Hypocritical self with Facts..like Scott Brown’s stance on NRA & willard’s.

  15. August 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    BTW, the large ‘Obama Blue “O”‘ on Ms Liebert’s necklace is a very nice touch :)

  16. 49 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for the video Chips. I got all choked up watching it. I can’t wait until ObamaCare is fully implemented 10, 15, 20 years from now. The GOP will regret using “ObamaCare’ as a pejorative because it will be so popular and so beloved; just like Medicare.

  17. 50 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  18. August 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

  19. August 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Two twitter comments about Harry Reid vs. R-money:

    (in response to Sunday political show talkathon, e.g. Stephanopoulos)

    • 53 desertflower
      August 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      If you read Ralston’s Tweets…he doesn’t seem too supportive of Reid. Check them out…

      • August 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        Yep, agree with you there. But I think he’s spot on that Reid isn’t about to back down. Reid basically has nothing to lose. And any distraction for R-money is a win for Dems, since the GOP will be the only newsmakers this month.

        Have you seen this? I think this is a message that the 99% should be promoting and spreading:

  20. 55 edwina3
    August 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Headline of the day from Vanity Fair:

    “Romney Raises $101 Million in July, Would Give It All Away to Be a Real Boy”

  21. 58 cluny
    August 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Both the President and the First Lady have the most beautiful hands. So elegant.

    • 59 anniebella
      August 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I haven’t had the pleasure of shaking either one of their hands, but maybe in the next four more years.

  22. 61 desertflower
    August 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/06/638851/senate-tax-breaks-nascar-rum/

    Senate Bill Continues Tax Breaks For NASCAR, Rum, And Offshoring Profits

  23. August 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  24. 63 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Word on twitter from Bill Kristol and multiple reporters is that Romney will make his VP Pick on Thursday or Friday and it’s down to Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio.

    • 64 desertflower
      August 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    • August 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      That’s just going to be so amazingly much fun if it’s any of those three clowns … suspect it’s Ryan … though I was so hoping for the Muslim Brotherhood crusader :)

    • 66 LOL
      August 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      One thing about Kristol…is that he is always wrong. It will be either Pawlenty or Portman. All three of those will overshadow (literally in Christie’s case) Mittens.

    • August 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      BWWAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

      Chris Christie who has to be chauffeured every few feet.
      Paul Ryan who has a budget that would make his mother weep and who hates Social Security benefits but he claimed survivor’s benefits to put himself through school.
      Marco Rubio who has had a few financial and legal problems and tried to pull a bit of fraud on his parents’ life.

      SWEET!!

    • 69 vcprezofan2
      August 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      I’m betting he chooses Rubio – to mirror the Julian Castro pick. One hispanic is equal to another hispanic, just like one black man (Steel/Cain/West) is equal to another (PBO).

      • 70 Dudette
        August 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        …and one woman equals another (Palin/Clinton). Why do these clowns have so much power? [Don't answer that... it's too depressing]

  25. 71 cookemom
    August 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    “Slow Hands” – Pointer Sisters (hubba hubbba)

  26. 76 desertflower
    August 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    FLOTUS NEWS!!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/08/06/arts/ap-us-michelle-obama-leno.html?_r=1&hp

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama is headed back to Jay Leno’s stage.

    NBC announced Monday that the first lady will make her third appearance on “The Tonight Show” on Aug. 13 to talk about the London Olympics and life with President Barack Obama and their children at the White House.

    On her last stopover in January, the first lady promoted her “Let’s Move!” campaign to get kids excited about fitness and healthy eating habits.

    She managed to convince vegetable-hating Leno to nibble on apples, sweet potato fries and a pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini.

    In London, she played a little tennis with kids, handed out some hugs and posed for photos with strapping athletes as she formally began her stint leading the U.S. Olympics delegation.

  27. August 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Regarding the spending of public money:
    Mars Curiosity cost less than the Brit’s Queen’s Jubilee

  28. 81 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Set your DVR’s guys. :D

    • 82 anniebella
      August 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Looking forward to FLOTUS appearance on the Tonight Show already, let me write it down so I down forget it. August 13th.

  29. 83 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Politifact is trying to inject crap and denounce Harry Reid.

  30. 86 Dudette
    August 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, after finding that neat article about the card that PBO signed for the Jamaican 50th anniversary, I thought I’d check to see what other recent stuff might be on this PRWeb site that might be related to the President, so I just typed “Obama” in the search box. Boy was I sorry. Up pops…

    this crap

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9765689.htm

    and this crap

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9767072.htm

    and this ignorant crap that is just really not at all about the President, but is using his name to sell a friggin’ golf video product

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/GolfFuelImproves/AnyonesGolfGame/prweb9771455.htm

    and WTH? Obama Playing cards? [At least they have a Romney set too]

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/obama/playing-cards/prweb9761618.htm

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    Not to bring in the concern-troll element, but we should be aware of some of this stuff [hence just the links to the "releases" note the source material]

    Ugh! I need a shower now. And pictures of cute animals or something.

  31. 87 desertflower
    August 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    About those fundraising numbers…from DK….but he does have a point…

    Making matters worse (for Mitt), it turns out that the type of money Romney is raising is less useful than the type of money President Obama is raising. The reason for this is the fundraising totals announced by Romney and Obama include fundraising not just for their campaigns but also for their party committees. They can coordinate up to $21 million in spending with their party committees, but the rest needs to be managed by an independent expenditure committee with which they cannot legally coordinate. Moreover, that independent expenditure committee cannot take advantage of lower ad rates available to candidates.

    Donors can only give up to $5,000 directly to Romney’s campaign, but they can give up to $75,000 to the campaign plus the party committees. Romney’s fundraising advantage over Obama comes entirely from these mega donations. In June, for example, Romney raised just $33 million of his $106 million directly for his campaign—$73 million went to Republican Party committees. Obama, meanwhile, raised $46 million of his $71 million total directly for his campaign.

    Neither Obama nor Romney have said exactly how much each committee raised in July, but based on last month’s totals, I would guess that Obama raised nearly $50 million directly for his campaign and Romney raised about $37 or $38 million. The bottom line is that in July, Romney did outraise Obama—but it’s actually not as bad a situation as the $26 million gap would suggest.

    Moreover, President Obama actually grew his fundraising total by $4 million while Romney’s shrank by $5 million. The reason: Obama is fundraising from a bigger pool of smaller donors. As we get closer to the election, his fundraising will accelerate. Romney’s fundraising, on the other hand, will continue to decelerate unless he somehow figures out how to excite small donors. For a guy like Mitt Romney, that’s going to be very difficult, especially as it becomes more and more clear that President Obama is the odds-on favorite to win in November.

    • 88 overseasgranny
      August 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, DF. That helped me understand what is going on with the donations. Would you also have the information on how mant people donated and the average donation please?

  32. 89 LOL
    August 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  33. 93 desertflower
    August 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/adelson-pressured-romney-to-back-release-of-israeli

    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is asking Mitt Romney to support the release of an Israeli spy, reports the Daily Beast. Adelson is a major Romney backer. A Republican donor and several associates of both men told the Daily Beast that Adelson wants Romney to promise to release Jonathan Pollard, who is serving life in prison. Romney has rebuffed the request, according to the report.

    snip/

    In December Romney was asked for his view of Pollard at a meeting with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. According to Malcolm Hoenlein, the group’s CEO, “He did not say what people wanted to hear. Instead he gave a more nuanced response and pointed to the fact that when he was governor of Massachusetts, he did not review decisions of the court unless there was judicial misconduct.

  34. 94 cluny
    August 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I heard Heilleman and Halperin say that it would be Rob Portman for VP – announced next week – because he was a ‘safe’ choice and from Ohio.

    • 95 desertflower
      August 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      That’s funny…’cuz I’ve been hearing Jindal :) Who cares, really. They all are awful and they all have a shit ton of bad baggage.

  35. 97 Dudette
    August 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    The President has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of the Sikh Temple victims in Wisconsin until sunset on Friday, Aug 10.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/06/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-oak-creek-wisconsin

  36. 98 Dudette
    August 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    White House Blog entry on the Curiosity Mars Rover by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/08/06/curiosity-takes-us-back-mars

  37. 99 prettyfoot58
    August 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    There is something about the President’s Hands…….

  38. 101 desertflower
    August 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Mitt’s getting ready to fly himself to the bus again…http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/08/06/romneys-bus-tour-arrives-next-tuesday.html

    Beginning Saturday, Romney’s bus tour will take him to Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and then Ohio on Tuesday. No specific locations were announced, but it is believed Romney’s Ohio stops could include Chillicothe and potentially portions of eastern Ohio.

    Romney’s tour could work as a days-long rollout of his choice for running mate, it could culminate with an announcement – like, say unveiling Portman in Chillicothe – or the announcement could come later. Sources confirm that Portman is scheduled to join Romney on the Ohio portion of the tour.

  39. August 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hello everyone. Just checking in to mention that phone-banking went well on Saturday.
    A surprising amount of people showed up for a Sat. afternoon. Made many calls to NJ and PA but a lot
    went to voicemail and a lot were numbers that are no longer in service. Didn’t get discouraged
    though, because what I learned from 2008 is that this is the DNC/OFA ‘s way of ‘cleaning’ up the
    many phone lists that they have. All the incorrect numbers and addresses will be updated for
    crunch time in the fall. Just thought I would mention this so that anyone else who is having this
    experience won’t get discouraged.

    Had a horrible Romney supporter who was spewing the Fox BS…..She can’t wait for R to get in
    because she knows she will get a job immed. cause he knows all about business…PBO is not
    a christian because he is for marriage equality and this is a “christian’ country…on and on and on.
    Anyway still tried to pierce the wall of ignorance and explained about the 4.5M jobs he has created
    and the reason why she lost her job in the first place because of the prior adminitration’s screw-ups etc.
    Hopefully something penetrated. As Flotus says one person at a time. :)

    Sjterrid, saw your question to me as I was catching up on prior posts. I am up north in Bergen County, NJ.
    Yes we will be canvassing in PA a lot since NJ is pretty blue…although regretably I live in a very Repub.
    district with a no-good R representative.

  40. 103 Claire
    August 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Taxes, Mitt Didn’t Pay That.

  41. 104 Linda
    August 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    The Republican National Committee has accused David Axelrod of being the anonymous source behind Harry Reid’s accusation that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.

    The theory, which was posited by RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer, rests on the assumption that Reid made the charge — during an interview with The Huffington Post — just hours after the Obama campaign’s communications chief visited the Senate Democratic caucus.

    “You’ve got to wonder if the so-called source is Axelrod himself,” Spicer told CNN. “Hours after meeting with Axelrod, Reid comes out and makes baseless accusations?”

    There are multiple problems with this. For one, Reid sources his claim about Romney to an anonymous Bain investor. And Axelrod, while many things, is not a Bain investor. Secondly, Axelrod himself denied the accusation in a statement to CNN.

    But the most obvious reason Spicer is wrong is that Reid actually made the remarks about Romney’s taxes the Thursday prior to Axelrod’s visit.

    The Huffington Post would know: We went to his office on Capitol Hill to do the interview the morning after the Senate passed a bill to extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes below $250,000. We wrote two other stories based off of that interview in the aftermath. The piece about Reid’s claims regarding Romney’s tax returns, however, was not written until later.

    Indeed, one of the authors, Ryan Grim, could not have been at the Capitol interviewing Reid on Tuesday, as he was comfortably in a hammock, half-drunk on margaritas, in West Virginia.

    “It was,” Grim told The Huffington Post, “my most prolific vacation.”
    —-

    The Romney campaign is incompetent. When will the media notice ?

    • August 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      I’m beginning to think that the Republicans dislike Romney so much that they purposely saddled him with these total incompetents to run his campaign.

  42. 106 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  43. 107 Dudette
    August 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    London Beat: Jamaican madhouse
    Watch Jamaican fans react to Usain Bolt’s win in the 100 Meter.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/video/Olympics?vid=fff81f8a-e02a-42cf-8ec7-e079b3550701&from=foxsports/olympics/stories

  44. 108 desertflower
    August 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/08/06/647211/perry-medicaid-expansion-pp/

    Rick Perry Factors Into State Budget Obamacare Funds He Had Pledged To Reject

  45. 110 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    On twitter right now: From the Drudge Report: Romney goes grocery shopping.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha…….what could go wrong. *Tick Tock* :lol:

  46. 112 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Politifact have proven themselves to be the biggest GOP shills.

    • 113 Dudette
      August 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      GOP shills indeed! They should be legally force to remove “fact” from their name, because it’s false advertising/bait and switch, whatever you want to call it. From now on, they should be referred to as “GOPoliticrap” or “Politilackey”

      Rachel Maddow has been on their cases for months about the flimsy criteria they use for calling something fact vs. false.

  47. 114 utaustinliberal
    August 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    • 115 hopefruit2
      August 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Notice that Romney NEVER ever shows pics of his grassroots effort? It’s always some media outlet that’s reporting on how great his campaign is doing, but nothing is never verified with pictures or tweets in real time.

      • 116 Sharon
        August 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm

        Someone (forgot who) was reporting in Colorado at the end of last week while Romney was campaigning there. The campaign was upbeat with the opening of a district office in Lakewood. Yippee, high ho! Their slant on it. Said they were out registering people and every time they succeeded, they rang a bell. How many of you on here are out doing that everyday without any fanfare.

        The Obama campaign also has a district office in Lakewood. Reporter visited and said the place was bustling (no bells or whistles though). The Obama campaign has 32 offices in Colorado. This was about 12 now open or opening for Romney. Romney has 250 throughout the US. Obama campaign just said they have hundreds of offices open. More interested in results than numbers.

        They just strike me as so juvenile. Like their honking buses at events and blowing bubbles in Massachusetts at Axelrod’s press conference. I don’t think they have a clue about what they are really up against.

  48. 117 Eveingeorgia
    August 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Benen has a great rebuttal to Politifacts Pants on Fire grading. See Maddowblog.

  49. August 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    There is something about the President’s HANDS that touches my HEART.

  50. 119 pinkbunny92
    August 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Evening all!! :-) Hope everyone had a great day

    Was about to ask the community if they knew other than donating to DNC Dem Convention 2012 for a chance to go to the Convention, if there was a way to get a ticket to hear the President and Vice President speak on the last evening.

    Then I saw the video that was provided upat the top! :-)

  51. 121 Cha
    August 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    “Delaware Gov. Defends Reid’s Tax Accusations: ‘This Is Politics’”


    Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D), who has emerged as one of President Obama’s top surrogates for the Jewish electorate, on Monday defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s continued claim that he has a source who tells him Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years Monday.”

    .
    .
    .
    ““It would seem to me that he would be ready for this, recognizing the comparison would come up to his father and to others,” Markell said. “The issue is he’s the one running for president. The questions have been raised about him, he could have them answered.”

    NICE!

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/jack-markell-harry-reid-mitt-romney-taxes.php?ref=fpb

    • 122 anniebella
      August 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      I could be wrong, but I believe Sen. Reid. I don’t believe he is the type to spread false rumors, it is not in his DNA.

      • 123 Cha
        August 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        You’re absolutely right, anniebella..it’s not in Reid’s DNA to lie.

        “I thought this article was particulary interesting because I did not know anything about the Gov of Delaware and now I find out that he, Gov Jack Markell, is “emerging as one of President Obama’s top surrogates for the Jewish electorate”!

  52. 124 Sharon
    August 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Reid is a cagey old political pol. He’s had to get stuff down in the Senate in spite of McConnell. He knows how far he can go and how to elicit results he want. He sure is doing a good job at keeping the media focused on Romney’s tax returns.

  53. August 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Politi- Fact gives nuance to FACTS.
    Hypothetically, if the President says the grass is green!
    Then, An immediate email to Politi-Fact from the RNC could say, but I was in Texas yesterday and their grass is brown.
    Sure enough, the President would get one Pinnochio for calling the grass green!
    Sigh!


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