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You rock, Ut!
Right back at you!
Leapin Lizards I gotta fly – got a canvass and more phone banking see you cats! keep up the good fight
Thank you for all your hard work and great tweets. Have fun!
Thanks Chips! Gorgeous picture.
They are both so photogenic but even the best photos still don’t capture how gorgeous they are in person. They are MAGNETS.
Chips – The look on the President’s face in that photo reminds me of the old song “I’m a Happy Man” ! Like he’s thinking it’s good to be – and she’s thinking it’s good to know – one. I love them.
(Hope this doesn’t post twice; nutty computer today)
Right on UT! Congrats on #1
Way to go, ut!!! And thank you for all your magnificent tweets!!!
Thank you very much. Right back at ya!
Chips, you have to post this:) Pretty please with cherries and whipped cream?!
Done! Thanks a million DF!!
Thanks, Ms Chips:) Cherries and whipped cream all around!
That’s a hoot.
This video is hilarious, but I must point out that most graduates of the University of Oregon (see t-shirt) are NOT right-wing tools like the guy above who calls his “mom” an old bag!! In fact, Eugene is one of our PBO strongholds.
It’s funny..the son has an Oregon t-shirt on! That’s an excellent Ad..aimed at mitt and mini mitt.
To #BainMitt …
.@MittRomney What do you call a Congressman who, at the brink of global depression, plots obstruction of a President? tinyurl.com/d65roq4— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
To the punk running with him …
.@RepPaulRyan What do you call a Congressman who, at the brink of global depression, plots obstruction of a President? dailykos.com/story/2012/06/…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
I’m delaying posting a bit because I don’t want this to be “1st” but rather a plea for folk to focus on the extraordinary reality that we have a candidate for Vice President of the United States who, literally, participated in not only planning but implementing intentional destruction of a Presidency even with the world facing a global economic depression. That is unprecedented and beyond horrible. OBL could only dream of being in such a position of power, Paul Ryan was in that position.
Truly. Almost hard to wrap your head around…..but we have to, because it’s true!
Yes we do, df. Because if we don’t these folk have proven, beyond any reasonable doubt, to be pursuing an agenda of plutocratic power that would not set America back to the 1920′s or 1850′s, but to the status of America and Americans prior to 1776 – but in a 21st Century context. No hype. True.
Exactly true…but you must admit, that there are some that refuse to believe that because it’s SO outrageous! Like I said the other day, we have to save them from themselves
Yes we do, df.
I lived in Georgetown through the Nixon Administration and remember vividly the moment the existence of the WH tapes leaked – even the most cynical of insiders could not get their head around the fact that those tapes existed. They just couldn’t believe it. Well … we know the outcome and it was because of the intrepid few who would not allow the matter to remain in the realm of the unbelievable.
That is our task, today, because we have much less of a ’4th Estate’ than we did then – way less, sadly.
OT: Bob — you’re a fellow Georgetowner? Where did you live? My family lived there for more than 100 years; I lived there at my grandmother’s in the 80′s/90′s. We were at 27th & “P.” During their Bi-centennial celebration, Georgetown Univ. did a documentary on Black Georgetown; my Grandmother was featured heavily.
Bobfr, I call that Congressman, un-American.
On target Lootenant…
Thank you annie and good sailor!
#InagurationInsurgency is real & still operational: a concerted effort by the GOP to destroy a President irrespective of consequences. FACT.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
“OBL could only dream of being in such a position of power, Paul Ryan was in that position.”
Close – the problem was already disastrous:
“Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Mass Transportation Infrastructure Must Drastically Improve Before Any Terrorist Attacks”
great job Bob! Please keep posting this. It is so important and more people need to know about this meeting and how it has come to define the gop obstruction that PBO has faced from day 1
Count on it!!! Thank you.
.@Lawrence .@davidaxelrod .@maddow Boundless Hypocrisy youtu.be/c8pJXnhKrMU + Willful Harm To America theobamadiary.com/2012/08/19/the… = Romney's Ryan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
Ryan’s Fed policy views well outside mainstream
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Paul Ryan doesn’t quite want to end the Fed. But if Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president had his way, he might curb the central bank’s powers enough to make it harder for policymakers to respond aggressively to economic downturns.
The Wisconsin Republican has supported controversial legislation that would strip the U.S. Federal Reserve of its mission to seek maximum employment, and has been a harsh critic of the central bank’s continued loose monetary policy.
Further, he has hinted at sympathy for the days when the U.S. dollar was tied to gold, a regime that constrained the Fed from printing dollars to help the economy.
Romney’s choice of Ryan suggests the campaign could step up attacks on the Fed if the central bank moves to ease monetary policy further as many economists expect, and that a Romney White House might want to restrict the institution’s powers.
In a detailed speech on monetary policy in December 2010, Ryan hardly minced words in his criticism of the Fed.
“There is nothing more insidious that a government can do to its countrymen than to debase its currency – yet this is in fact what is occurring,” Ryan said at an event sponsored by FreedomWorks, a right-wing think tank originally called Empower America, where Ryan worked as a speech writer in the 1990s.
Such strongly worded criticism is viewed by some analysts as a challenge to the Fed’s independence, an effort to dissuade the central bank from taking the type of unconventional and aggressive actions it has pursued under Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Ryan’s perspective on the Fed is in keeping with the free-market, limited-government stance that has marked his signature budget plan and made him a favorite of Tea Party conservatives.
President Obama says we have “come to far to turn back now!” Yes, indeed!
Enjoy Happy Sunday
Let’s not forget this! http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014197369
Romney link to union suppression ruling
A company controlled by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital ran an unlawful campaign to suppress a potential union in the 1980s, according to US court and federal agency documents.
Key Airlines, an early investment for the private equity firm founded by a young Mitt Romney and two associates, broke the law by attempting to coerce and then dismiss two pilots who tried to organise a union. Two months after a union vote failed, Bain agreed to sell Key Airlines at a large profit.
“The anti-union activities in this case are not merely unfair labour practices as Key argues, but blatant, grievous, wilful, deliberate and repeated violations of the Railway Labour Act,” Roger Foley, federal judge for the District of Nevada, wrote in 1992, in a case brought by two Key pilots.
The case illustrates an episode in Mr Romney’s business career and raises questions about how it has prepared him to manage the US economy.
It appears, based on the video, that Chris has retraced his steps from the brink of irrelevancy …. good for him … good for those whom he is informing of the profound hypocrisy of Ryan. Let us hope he does even more to show the world what an evil – yes EVIL – and dangerous power hungry nut Ryan is. Maybe this’ll help point him in the direction of what Americans really need to understand has been the Republican’s intentional efforts to destroy President Obama no matter the consequences …
.@chrislhayes What do you call a Congressman who, at the brink of global depression, plots obstruction of a President? tinyurl.com/d65roq4— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
CU professor calls “BS” on Romney’s 13 percent tax rate claim
Romney is the sort of guy you'd never want to play a game of basketball with. He's always fouling & always crying foul.— Martin O'Malley (@GovernorOMalley) August 19, 2012
ha! that’s exactly it. i think most of the democratic spokespeople are great, but i have to say gov. o’malley is in a league by himself in terms of how well he handles the crazy from the media and republicans. he doesn’t stumble at all or loose his cool, yet is clear and forceful at the same time. every time. i really hope he and elizabeth warren run for the democratic nomination in 2016, or form a ticket together. what a powerhouse team that would be, and perfect team to carry on president obama’s progress!
Ha, love it JER!
Excellent Gov O’Malley! Now’s there’s a way of putting it that’s riveting because over and over again it’s been deomonstrated!
This Paul Ryan video is one of the reasons why the O-team wanted him to be the VP pick. This video has basically destroyed all of the RW talking points about the economy, and the economic stimulus and recovery.
And if the MSM reported on it? It would be The End!
Not only that, but now it’s certainly easier to link him and his idea of destroying this President in that clandestine meeting on Jan 20, 2008.
The meeting of Jan 20, 2009…..hours after pres Obama was sworn in……and 21 TBGOPers were plotting a political Coup ‘d tat…..our nation lost 820K jobs in Jan of 2009.
Then in 2011, the same treacherous bunch engineered a hostage to bring the USA credit down in August of 2011.
This Dailykos story is an excellent summary of Draper’s book, “Do not ask what good we do.” The book itself is enough to give any right-thinking citizen a death-dealing stroke (I barely survived, but only because of my long-nurtured hatred of all things Republican).
Ryan is such a Loon, he supports most of what Ron Paul supports. A huge Libertarian, that uses the founding Fathers (minus, Hamilton, Madison and Adams), as an excuse to get what He wants.
At least he does not start every freaking sentence with: The American People…
Credit to Chris Hayes for a very good segment.
Yo .@MittRomney BUSTED no wonder you picked #CouponRyan youtu.be/c8pJXnhKrMU because he's as big a HYPOCRITE as you cc .@stefcutter— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
.@chrislhayes Thank you for exposing the 'breathtaking HYPOCRISY' of .@RepPaulRyan youtu.be/c8pJXnhKrMU cc: .@davidaxelrod .@truthteam2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
Brilliant Bob. Not sure if the video will be taken down for copyright reasons, but I wanted it to be tweetable! If it does go, I’ll try to find it again on YouTube – it needs to be spread like wildfire!
But Chipsticks…….The tape is a C-SPAN tape…originally. That is A house of Rep Tape…..it is a public tape……C-SPAN.org allows tapes to be used for public good.
Hi Nena, I don’t think the C-Span part of the video would be the problem, just the Chris Hayes/MSNBC bits – although I can’t think of any times MSNBC have had videos pulled, it’s usually the other networks do that. Hopefully it’ll be fine.
Agree, Chips. It’s in Chris’ & CBS’ best interest to have it spread so let’s hope they do not disrupt. Thank you for posting it!!
I don’t think it will be taken away from the public because they offer the public the tools to e-mail, tweet, and facebook any clip, news article or video..
thanks for this re-tweetable form. I will do my part to send it through the contacts I have
This is also important to show that the 4 letters he sent requesting stimulus funds (ARA) was no accident and his explanations are lies just like much of what he and Romney keep spouting.
RT if you agree: Mitt Romney should follow decades of precedent and release his tax returns. OFA.BO/Lubise http://t.co/NmKue3YQ— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 19, 2012
Excellent stuff, ut. RT’D
And Romney’s ONE year tax returns release is INCOMPLETE.
ryan is a partisan piece of shit.
Tell us how you feel claire!
Can you tell this guy really gets under my skin. LOL!
Claire, so is Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican Party who played politics with people’s lives.
This cannot be repeated enough. Paul Ryan is a lying sack of Mitt. The policy geek with a heart of gold meme has no basis in reality.
I agree ryan is double faced scumbag
About Medicare, one thing that doesn’t get enough attention is the fact that current workers effectively pay for current retirees. Same thing goes for Social Security. We used to have many workers per retiree, but with the baby boomers reaching retirement age, there are fewer workers per retiree. In addition, the numbers of unemployed also mean that there are fewer current workers per retiree. So to say that the current retirees have paid into the system and therefor are entitled to their benefits, but current workers are not, is not correct. The fact is we all pay in, so it should be available to all of us, not just people currently 55 and over, per the Ryan/Rmoney plan. Second, this is a contract between the generations, young workers pay for current retirees, and the next generation will pay for current workers when they become eligible for Medicare. Thirdly, it really is an insurance scheme that spreads the risk over a large pool, current workers, for a benefit that is available to all, provided they reach age 65.
MUST SEE: The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of Paul Ryan: youtu.be/c8pJXnhKrMU Amazing. Just amazing. What a tool.— BWD (@theonlyadult) August 19, 2012
What this video shows is is just what the Republicans were willing to do to bring down this President. They didn’t give a dam that Americans were struggling, were suffering. The President have always said that things the Republicans used to support, programs which were their ideas, they turn against it soon as they learn this President supported them. Ryan in that video were talking about unemployment benefits. It is a disgrace what they have done.
“What this video shows is is just what the Republicans were willing to do to bring down this President. They didn’t give a dam that Americans were struggling, were suffering.”
+ 1,000,000,000 Anniebella, all I’m reminded of is Turtle McConnell’s admission that their sole aim in the last three years was to make PBO a one-term president, not to help fix an economy their policies destroyed. There are no words for these people.
Remember McConnell’s devilish verbiage in Aug of 2011? MM said that the debt ceiling crisis was A Hostage Worth Taken or Ransoming……This is a leader of a party that claims to Love America? These people…..History will NOT be Kind to them. The same goes for the National media. They abdicated their Constitutional Role.
Here’s another gem, Chips and TOD community – Robert Gibbs on on FOX News this morning! Click on the link below for the video.
// Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said on Sunday that he would not be “lectured” about running a negative campaign while GOP hopeful Mitt Romney continued to use a “right-wing nut job” like so-called birther Donald Trump.
During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted that Romney had been accusing President Barack Obama of waging “a campaign of division and anger and hate.” “I’m not going to get lectured by Mitt Romney or anybody on the Romney campaign about the tone of this campaign,” Gibbs explained. “This is a guy that’s flown all over the country saying he’s not sure whether the president believes in America.” //
“This is a guy that’s flown all over the country saying he’s not sure whether the president believes in America.”
Great must read piece by Bob Shrum
” But among three groups where Romney has to hold on or make major gains—the elderly, women, and Hispanics—Ryan is a trifecta of voter alienation.”
great article–thanks, df.
New post everyone:
The only thing I learned from MTP is, that David Gregory has 2 Smart Phones and he keeps them by His Bed, at night.
And now I feel better. Not!
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