Boone, Iowa, August 13
A shaved ice for you LOL
Oooh, drooling over that……er…uh….shaved ice. Yeah, that’s it, the shaved ice.
Hmm, sounds like you LOVE shaved ice Cookemom, in a very serious way.
I wish I were that spoooooon…..and cuuuuuup….drooool, drooool, slurp.
I want video of this stop. Looks like fun.
I guess the man has to eat! Plenty and often and usually ice cream or pie. How is he so skinny?
I’m so glad POTUS works out, cause if he didn’t the way he eats he would look like Knoller or Christie. Yuke!!!!!!!!!!!!
Silver medalist – congrats.
Hey Chips – you survived the ‘tiny plane’ ride!!!
.@davidgregory #PBO told All Americans he's willing to pay more taxes. Why hasn't .@MittRomney made the same commitment? cc: .@stefcutter— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 13, 2012
.@JoeNBC #PresObama told All Americans he's willing to pay more taxes. Why hasn't .@MittRomney made the same commitment? cc: .@stefcutter— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 13, 2012
I did Bob – just: so windy was it, the pilot almost landed upside down. I’m getting the bus next time
I’ve been on one of those little jumpers. Not fun, we were over the Boundry Waters area in MN-Canada. I had a screamer on too boot.
Roger!! Bus, a great idea. Maybe you could convince your buddy #PBO to loan you the “Beast”
BTW, hope you enjoy this … that guy Romney ain’t breathing if he ain’t EtchaSketching
.@chucktodd So, #BainMitt is already trying to #EtchaSketch the #RyanPlan from #RomneyRyan. Won't work. #Mitt OWNS IT! cc: .@stefcutter— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 13, 2012
Hey Chips, if PBO ever loans you his “Beast” Bus one, please gimme a call?
It’s a deal Hopefruit – actually, when he’s re-elected we should ask his team if we can borrow it for an all-night TOD party
YEAH! Sounds like a plan.
Woot! Let the party plans commence!
Yardarm gets the keys!
Hmm, not sure I’d trust him, Meta, anywhere but at sea – do we know how he is with vehicles on dry land??
We’re not taking the Beast out for a spin in the Atlantic?
I do quite well, Thank you very much. I’ll have you know that I drove a school bus for 5 years and the only thing missing was naughty mats which you lot will need an abundance of!
Phew, okay Yardarm, I officially anoint you driver of the TOD Beast – one wrong turn, though, and I’ll whip yer ass.
Oh goodie. Can I get a lap dance too?
C-Span just announced they will be carrying Biden’s event in Virginia tomorrow at 10:15 ET. Wish they were showing today’s in their loop for tonight.
Someone on last thread (sorry I don’t remember who) posted this link to Joe’s speech today: http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/national/video/11421826/#/vid11421826
Biden’s speech was wonderful and hit some really good points. Go Joe!
Look! Romney went to FL and DIDN’T MENTION MEDICARE!!!
Thanks for the great pics, Chips! Steve Israel on Tweety: Rs are Harry Houdinis running to extricate themselves fr Ryan Plan! Running congress campaign = in alpha order: Medicare, Medicare, Medicare. Showed ad w/ granny falling off cliff. (Excuse any typos, on phone!)
.@repsteveisrael .@DWStweets So, #BainMitt is already trying to #EtchaSketch the #RyanPlan from #RomneyRyan. Won't work. #Mitt OWNS IT!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 13, 2012
Note the cc’s
.@whpresscorps So, #BainMitt is already trying to #EtchaSketch the #RyanPlan from #RomneyRyan. Won't work. #Mitt OWNS IT! cc: .@PressSec :)— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 14, 2012
.@MarkKnoller So, #BainMitt is already trying to #EtchaSketch the #RyanPlan from #RomneyRyan. Won't work. #Mitt OWNS IT! cc: .@jrpsaki :)— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 14, 2012
Mitt Romney held a campaign event Monday evening at a Miami juice shop owned by a convicted cocaine trafficker.
Romney appeared at El Palacio de los Jugos, which is owned by Reinaldo Bermudez. Court records show that Bermudez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine in 1999 and served three years in federal prison.
Can you imagine the reporting if this was PBO’s event??
Takes one to know one …
Yeah I remember the right wing cries of Bill Ayers! Bill Ayers!
Obama sits in the living room with Ayers and he’s labeled a terrorist. So then in right wing logic, Romney campaigning in juice shop owned by drug dealer makes him a dealer too, amiright???
Ah but TrumpDog, Willard is white – so it was a severely innocent mistake.
BTW Chips, Twitter is lighting up with this one … and folk are focusing on the fact that that dude was smuggling more than a ton of the snorts when he & his pals were busted … probably put a little dint in one of Trump’s parties
Ha, excellent to hear Bob!
Look who Willard’s palling around with—-a convicted Columbian drug smuggler! Anyone in the media reporting on this? Asking any questions? Digging into this association of a suporter of ill repute? Anyone? Crickets? And if it were Obama, it would be blasting from all outlets, tape running 24/7.
That is because, this is exactly the kind of stuff the GOP focuses on. Distractions. Because, their policies suck.
Democrats don’t push this shit onto the scene. They just don’t. Maybe they should start?
I think Dems should take the high ground on things like this ,
Especially if this person has truly redeemed himself. Folks deserve a second chance.
OMG, what further proof of an inept campaign & candidates do we have hear about? Get outta here! Great material for SNL.
And then there’s this:
@Deb4Obama @Obama2012 You need to beef up on your Shakespeare skills – read the play "Julius Ceasar" – search "all honorable men"..— Toon Moene (@ToonMoene) August 14, 2012
This is a technique known as “damning with faint praise.” It is so much more effective than coming out now and criticizing him right up front. The President says this, then he can go on and critique what he says, but never attack the person. Over a period of time, it is extremely effective. “He’s a nice guy, but…….”
Moreover, when republicans demonize President Obama, they look small and petty in comparison. This kind of thing is important for independants and low-info voters.
Let the American come to their own conclusion about Ryan the man. Right now Obama is trying to show how destructive his policies are.
Romney was a good man too if you remember. The president is most effective in the counter attack. He cannot launch a wild eyed preemptive attack on Ryan it looks off. Instead he praises him and wait for him, as they all do, to think PBO weak. Let him attack PBO until everyone is practically begging for PBO to do something. Then bam! A righteous counter attack that is as fierce as it is sweet.
All his opponents have faced it, and you would think future one would learn from past mistake. Problem is republicans seem to hate history lessons so they fall for it every time.
Go Toon! I always crack up when PBO does his “good person” thing! It’s a beaut!
Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Va.
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Biden travels to Wytheville, Va., to deliver remarks at a campaign event at Spiller Elementary School.
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at B.R. Miller Middle School in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa.
So I just got home and saw the snippet about Jodi Kantor’s LIE! I was reluctant to blast her on Twitter w/o any proof of my own but I was so glad to see others do it. What a hater she is.
I noticed She was on Alex Ragner show, so I went to OFA office for an hour.
Why? What did she say now? She is one ugly lady, both inside and out.
She was at PBO’s event yesterday and tweeted that even though the campaign said the event was sold out, the room was only half full. At the end of that lie she writes, “hmmm”. As if the Obama camp was lying. Boy twitter lit her ass up! So now those folks are vindicated.
This took place at the cheaper fundraiser where tickets started at $51. She made a point of saying that too. Implying that even with cheap tickets Pres.Obama can’t get people to come to his events.
Chips posted this link this morning:https://twitter.com/___Chips___/status/234984436821786624
The Drudge Report was fed Jodi’s lie about PBO’s Chicago fundraiser being half-empty by R-money operatives:
@BuzzFeedBen Romney campaign started tweeting @jodikantor's tweet 25 minutes ago.— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 12, 2012
I think Jodi has deleted her Drudge-linked original tweet.
Envia is developing lithium ion battery to power a car 100 miles on a single charge using research from @argonne bit.ly/NPQLt4— Energy Department (@ENERGY) August 13, 2012
2 very cute Iowa supporters
Is there a better place to stargaze than @ArchesNPS? instagr.am/p/OPaAyyAuwX/— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August 12, 2012
Hey .@MittRomney while you were paling around with convicted cocaine traffickers did you happen to find your invisible tax returns?— (@utaustinliberal) August 14, 2012
.@MittRomney held a campaign event at a Miami juice shop owned by a convicted cocaine trafficker. I'm sure he felt at home.— (@utaustinliberal) August 14, 2012
Ryan Phillipe corn kernel votes for Obama at the Ia. State Fair
Ryan Phillippe casting his corn kernel vote for @BarackObama at the #IowaStateFair! http://t.co/zBNhRH8E— Obama for America IA (@OFA_IA) August 11, 2012
Friggin awesome. Plus…..he’s a HOTTIE!
Thanks, dotster for posting. Agree 100% with utaustin.
What happpened to the Olympics? Did they get cancelled?— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 14, 2012
Knoller wants to know what happened to the Olympics. He’s hoping to get a response from an O’ supporter.
Tell him Robney embarrassed America, that they had to cancel.
@markknoller They got cancelled because everyone is too busy searching for Romney's tax returns.— (@aspirational12) August 14, 2012
bah ha ha ha!
@markknoller Over because Romney took the gold for International Tax Dodging and Highest Honors All-Around Secrecy & Deception Decathalon.— meta (@metaquest) August 14, 2012
Ooops, I spelled decathlon wrong…….
LOL! Was just about to post your tweet meta!
Now he’s on to talking about beach volley ball former champions running a pawn shop….what a DOLT. I told him ain’t no one opening any pawn shop until Romney releases 10 yrs of taxes!
He’s a nut!
I guess it’s clear Knoller don’t like to see any bodies looking better than his, so is that why he didn;’t watch the Olympics.
Safe Summer Food Tip: Cook burgers to 160ºF; roasts & steaks 145ºF-160ºF. Poultry to 165°F. Fish to be opaque & flake easily.— (@CDCgov) August 13, 2012
@USDA & Forest Service announce major economic findings and jobs numbers on nation's #forests (audio file)
tinyurl.com/9q3b3ef— USDA Forest Service (@forestservice) August 07, 2012
Someone is VERY EXCITED about this lucky encounter
OMGOMGOMG http://t.co/HFAkKerc— Joy Dannelly (@joydannelly) August 14, 2012
Ah, love it! Thanks Dotster!
Awww! That’s just precious!
@FORUS50 YES— Joy Dannelly (@joydannelly) August 14, 2012
President tonight at Iowa State Fair (no deep fried Twinkies allowed, he said earlier). Wearing a hat: "Iowa state fair, nothing compares"— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 14, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan is the poster boy for the extreme Republican leadership in a Congress whose overall approval rating is 12 percent. His plan to dismantle Medicare is deeply unpopular with the general public, and especially undecided voters.
You might be wondering why the hell Romney picked this guy. But this is a strategic pick that carries real danger for us.
Here’s the calculation: Mitt Romney doesn’t need or expect Paul Ryan to convince even one undecided voter to cast their ballot for him. That’s not what he’s on the ticket for. He’s there to reassure and inspire ultraconservative ideologues and corporate interests that they will have one of their own a heartbeat from the presidency.
That means tens or even hundreds of millions more dollars for the Romney campaign and the array of outside groups supporting him — and if current trends hold, more than 90 percent of that money will be spent on TV ads — lying, distorting and trashing Barack Obama. Those ads will have more impact on undecided voters than anything Paul Ryan himself does or says.
Mitt Romney is convinced that picking Paul Ryan is a great investment for him. And his campaign is already touting the pledges and donations they’ve received as a result, with fundraising events planned for this week.
We’re already being outraised, and we can’t afford to fall further behind. Now is the time to take your commitment to the next level.
Please donate $13 or more today:
Obama for America
Romney's campaign event host turns out to be a convicted drug dealer ctvnews.ca/politics/romne…— UAW Local 251 (@local251) August 14, 2012
I got good laugh out of this.
If there’s any doubt that CBSnews is in the GOP pocket, check out this video of Axelrod, who says “the choice between the Romney and Ryan plans is like the choice between a punch in the nose or a knee to the groin.”
Yet, surprisingly (not), CBSnews chose to tweet this out to their followers:
Obama adviser: Paul Ryan a "certifiable right-wing ideologue" cbsnews.com/8301-505263_16… via @CBSNews @knx1070 #campaign2012— KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO (@KNX1070) August 13, 2012
If you’re reading this thread, just wanted to let you know I have the same problem as you with Twitter links. Sometimes pasting the tweet URL works, other times (like today), it doesn’t.
I too am sending via a Windows operating system.
THE GOP PLAYBOOK FOR THE MEDICARE BIG LIE
GOP concerned Ryan could cost party House and Senate seats
By Cameron Joseph and Alexandra Jaffe
Republicans strategists are worried that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) addition to the presidential ticket will cost their party House and Senate seats this fall.
Their concern: Democrats will successfully demonize Ryan’s budget plan, which contains controversial spending cuts and changes to Medicare.
While few Republicans said having Ryan on the ticket would help them, they argued they can neutralize the budget issue by attacking Democrats for cutting $700 billion from Medicare in their healthcare reform law.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) circulated a memo to lawmakers and candidates on Monday, obtained by The Hill, that they say offers a road map for winning the debate over Ryan’s proposal.
It calls for candidates to follow the model the party used to win an open seat in Nevada last summer in which now-Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) hammered his Democratic opponent on the spending cuts.
The main focus of such a strategy, according to a slideshow and video circulated by NRCC Political Director Mike Shields, is to stay on the offense and tie Democrats to Obama’s healthcare law, an argument Republicans believe they can win.
Except, that is in Ryans plan too! Next?
This strategy didn’t work for them in NY-26:
“NY 26: Democrats should thank Paul Ryan
By E.J. Dionne Jr.
There is no way for Republicans to spin away Democrat Kathy Hochul’s victory in New York’s deeply red 26th congressional district. This is a big setback for Paul Ryan’s budget and a warning for Republican incumbents everywhere. This is simply not a district a Republican should have lost. Conservative overreach has clearly woken up Democrats and has gone down badly with independents.”
Besides, while their zombie lie about $700 billion being cut from Medicare may have worked in Nevada, Nevada is not Florida and Romney needs Florida to win. So they can try to ride to victory with the $700 billion cut–or “stolen”–from Medicare lie, but the thing is Ryan’s proposed cuts attack and motivate all sorts of constituencies besides the beneficiaries of Medicare.
In addition to Ryan’s unprecedented attack on the nation’s social safety net, he has an entire record of obstruction as part of the do-nothing-but-damage-to-job-creation-and-the-country’s-credit-rating Congress that the President can run against.
Can’t link to Des Moines Register —-need to register at the Register—-news sites becoming less free, have you noticed?—–but here’s the scoop: President Obama is hanging out near the Bud beer tent at the Ia. State Fair. The beer tent vendor must have been complaining about security for Obama affecting his biz, and Grumpy, Goofy Grassley has been tweeting away about “how can Obama justify closing the beer tent affecting sales etc. etc. etc. First, Grassley was at the fair with Ryan today, so I guess it’s ok for Ryan to be there and whatever security precautions were taken for him, but —–not for President Obama. And Obama was not closing the beer tent—–and has brought the crowd and the biz to the beer tent———and the crowd is yelling “4 more years!” and “4 more beers!” and everyone is happy! The end.
I can link to it – but whether you can then get to see it remains to be seen:
So chips, did the pilot boy survive that lil’ plane ride with you?
Flotus on leno show vid?
Dan Rather = Patty Hearst
He has been brain washed.
None. What I thought too! Sad, isn’t it?
.@chucktodd No surprise: #RmoneyRayn's combined biz expertise is insider trading & embezzling the IRS (Marriott) & Medicare (Damon).— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 13, 2012
Repubs in Oh. continue to make it almost impossible for people to vote, especially those in cities, elderly etc., trying to set up polls 6 miles away and/or in places where it would eat up half a day to go vote and a long walk from a bus stop. Unbelievable.
#waronDemvoters Ohio: New poll tax toledoblade.com/Featured-Edito…— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) August 14, 2012
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