White House live
Whhaaaat PBO at the presser!!!!
live on MSNBC now
I hope the jackals like getting their tummies rubbed.
“patently false.” As close to saying Robme’s lying as ever. You Go POTUS!
The jackals are going to embarrass themselves.
Okay so now will they STFU about PBO giving interviews to the scrubs of journalism caste like Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, and local media outlets. The beltway elite thinks they’re the only ones worthy of access to PBO. PBO has more patience than me. I would not have given them this presser. Then again, I highly doubt anybody in that room would want to talk to me anyway.
That’s only because they don’t know you like we do, cookemom.
Well then, there is that, but still…..
Make No mistake about it folks…..The Obama Team did this tiny presser to (a) continue with the tax question on Romney. (b) to make sure that the fawning of Romney on Akin is not overplayed, again by the media. (c)…This president is Already inside the head of Romney. And Just seeing a bout 8 minutes of this presser……This president Looks absolutely Relaxed and you can tell in his mannerism. Pres Obama is AAA plus in his way of brushing off fairy dusts off his shoulders. The pres is just Wickedly playing with the lying bishop and I am tickled to pink.
Nena20409 you are correct. Mea Culpa. I know PBO doesn’t make a move that’s not carefully thought out. This was to keep the Atkin creep front and center, make Mitt be more forceful in condemning him. Keep the tax issue alive and kicking. I join you in being tickled, the pink may be slightly more difficult.
Oh, we are all Rainbow in this wonderful Village that Chipstiks built. I am loving every nanosecond of it. Love PBO when he is just without missing a beat……just mowing them down….. softly with a deadly punch. They never see it coming. Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly is what I am trying here….metaphorwise.
Darn, I can’t see presser at work and can’t get on twitter unless I used my Iphone and that’s a no-no in the lab. What is POTUS saying?
Pres. Obama says of Romney’s disgusting welfare ad: “You can’t make stuff up. You learn that as President of the United States.”
Pres. Obama takes on this female reporter shilling for Romney. Says he’s not running a campaign based on anger and hate. Compares Romney to his dad who released 12 years of tax returns.
Who was that? Nancy somebody? Just so typical of the skewed, partisan questioning. Shameful.
I missed this, but Press Corps ticked me off so much in the first half of Jay’s reign that I finally gave up watching them. I couldn’t quite come to terms with the fact that they would ask the same thing over and over, even immediately after he had answered the very same question. IMO they weren’t even smart enough to reword the question, and I considered excessive repetition a waste of my time.
.@WHPressCorps: Is it too much 2 ask that 'accredited' journalists come up with questions of their own instead of channelling GOP? @PressSec— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 20, 2012
Why isn't there a criterion for objectivity when networks choose reps 4 @WHPressCorps? Reporting becomes a farce, or a game, with this bunch— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 20, 2012
I am sure that there will be those that criticize the President for crashing the press conference. How dare he do this and not give them time to prepare the “serious” questions. In other words, how dare he not give them time to go to their corporate overlords to find out what questions (meaning criticisms) they can throw at him.
And of course, the Romney campaign will accuse him of using the press conference as a campaign stunt which the MSM will pick up on.
Wonder why nobody mentions that Romney refuses to give press conferences.
I’m so glad he did it! I was expecting crap questions but except for that woman in the front whose question I missed and just caught the last 20 seconds of PBO’s answer, it was a decent presser.Tapper asked good, relevant questions and surprisingly, Toad Boy’s first question about Syria was too. I think he should do more unscheduled pressers in the future. It gives the asses no time to come up with stupid questions. I honestly thought Tapper would ask about Seamus. Was damned surprised when he didn’t.
So Tapper is turning over a new leaf? Good to hear. I really was surprised when he answered my tweet last week. It sure would be nice if the Press Corps members continued this better-late-than-never effort to present info in a relatively neutral manner.
I wouldn’t go so far with the new leaf bit, more like he was so unprepared for this presser that his brain accidentally fell back on his Journalism 101 training.
his brain accidentally fell back on his Journalism 101 training.
He crashed it because he can … he IS the President of the United States! Right wing news pundits …. get over it!
Well screw Romney. He is a wannabee.
The president is after all, POTUS.
WH presser wanted a press conference…..well…..PBO gave them one with both his hands behind him. The ease….that he single handily walked all over them. That Jay Leno tape with a photoshop PBO dancing as he approached the podium is so funny. Jay played it just last week when FLOTUS was on.
“I am sure that there will be those that criticize the President for crashing the press conference.”
Don’t you remember unscheduled tests by your teachers in high school ?
Q. “But you didn’t tell us there would be a test !”
A. “It only contains questions about stuff you have already learned.”
Or the best one:
Q: “Can we make the questions in any order ?”
A: “No, in that case I would have written them in any order.”
Well then, If they are real reporters, then….they were trained and they should be ready to earn their pay than Talking Points TBGOPer memes.
They are all paid well. The least they can do is earn their pay.
Oh boy…Chuck Todd is shilling for Willard.
And Chckie Toad…..got what? Absolutely……Nothing. LOL…I loved it.
PAGING UT! Once you go live blogging you can’t go back. I am searching for your live tweeting on Twitter because I can’t watch now. Please
Hahahaha….I did live tweet and I put it on TOD.
So true, UT. Your live blogging of these events is what helps to keep me current on latest happenings while at work – and I can easily retweet. Thanks for doing that!
what a f-ing toad chuck todd is! he used the horrors in syria as a shield to ask more about rmoney tax forms?!? chuck clearly doesn’t give a damn about all those dying in syria. damn, these propagandists are evil.
.@jaketapper 20Jan09: 2 BushCheney Wars, T$ Deficit, looming Depression, OBL alive, auto industry dying — #Ryan's response: destroy #PBO— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama says it’s not personal or mean for him to want Romney to release his tax returns. It’s what Presidential candidates have done for decades. It’s standard practice.
Yo .@MittRomney you thought .@RepPaulRyan's rape legislation co-author @RepToddAkin would distract tinyurl.com/9urpo7f NOPE cc: @chucktodd— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
.@chucktodd Ask .@RepPaulRyan how many of the 1870 women raped in America EVERY DAY does he think weren't really raped? cc: .@CatherineCrier— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Excellent. And that might be 1870 “reported” rapes of women.
True, Jacqueline. We have much to fear that the actual number is well in excess of 1870 per day. BTW, even in Syria and other places of revolution and war where rape is constantly occurring, 1870 rapes a day would be up there. So, #WarOnWomen in the USA needs to be viewed as not a hash tag or hyperbole but harsh reality. And guys like Rush, Beck, Romney, Ryan, Akin, Ron Paul, etc., are doing everything they can to enable it to continue.
Well said, Bobfr. Very well said.
Pres. Obama says that when you run for POTUS your life is an open book. The American people want to know who you are. He’s not asking for Romney to release his medical records, even though candidates are supposed to do so, he’s just asking that he be honest with the American people.
Secrecy…….well….Secretive Romney. The press should chew on that, should they not?
Forget aboutit! Royal monarchs don’t have to reveal a damn thing…………. Prepare the throne for the king and his queen!
POTUS just made Chuck Todd look like a moron on his shilling for Romney. BOOM! That’s how you do it.
Exactly. But we might make that a double moron, since Chuckie was a single-digit moron when he coughed up the question(s).
Clue to .@chucktodd & all your .@whpresscorps fellow #NEWSTAINERS. You're shiling is recorded & it's not #EtchaSketchable cc: .@PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
@RepPaulRyan can you explain how your legislation on 'forced rape' differs from your buddy @RepToddAkin's 'legitimate rape'? cc: .@chucktodd— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Refreshed the page, saw zero comments, computer froze. I haz a sad. I coulda been a contendah!!! I might have gotten an image of Joey.
Isn’t President Obama superb at these appearances before the “press”? He manages, also, too, not to GAG when the Romney tool Chuck Todd is lookin’ at him.
Noticed MSNBC is having two “specials” on the candidates. Yuckie Chuckie will moderate the look-see at his boy Romney. Chris Matthews got PBO’s special. Chris should be gettin’ that feelin’ up his leg, soon. Yuck. Sorry. Nobody wants to go there.
But the pres is Not sitting down with Chris Matthews. VP Biden is doing the honors. I am sure that Matthews was not particularly pleased. But as Joy B would say: Who cares?
Yep. Who cares!
Damn! I missed it. Fuck you Law&Order, fuck you!
Wow – I caught about 8 minutes of that press conference. I’ve missed seeing POTUS smack down the jackals, and just give us a glimpse into his awesome mind and how he’s running the world – literally. He moves seamlessly between issues, discussing foreign affairs (and actually naming countries that actually exist and are current news), and economic issues, dealing with the jackals and their stupidity, looking gorgeous all the while. Nice…
Somebody tell me, did President Obama kick ass? I didn’t get a chance to see it.
From what I saw, he addressed some really important points, and with ultimate finesse. The jackals were as clueless as ever, spewing talking points. But, President Obama kept bringing it home. I didn’t see the whole press conference – will watch later on C-Span, I’m sure.
Not only did he kick ass, he got some shit on his shoes!
DANG, I went out to do some errands and this is what I get. ARGH. I wanna see this presssserrrrr!!
Sorry. Shit happens.
LOL, consider that stolen!
The media once again tried to get Pres. Obama but he PWNED them big time. This is what will be playing all day. Pres. Obama telling Romney to release his tax returns if he has nothing to hide. Pres. Obama talking about the swiss bank accounts, Pres. Obama telling Romney “you can’t just make stuff up” in terms of the disgusting welfare ad.
Team Obama is fucking genius. The next couple of days will be dominated by Todd Akin, and Pres. Obama once again smelling like roses.
p.s. Pres. Obama in response to Todd Akin, said Rape is rape and trying to differentiate doesn’t make sense to the American people.
And you take notice that Romney and his people talk about McCain only releasing two years of tax returns, but wasn’t there something about more of McCain tax returns being release because he was in the Senate.
Exactly. As a Senator, you release a yearly financial disclosure form.
I’m glad Romney’s comparing his actions to those of McCain, his fellow loser.
Tamron Hall will have Sandra Fluke on her program. Rush is getting all stirred up, I’m sure. Somehow Akin’s comments will be because of Sandra Fluke or PBO or the left or progressives … or … his mommy.
.@tamronhall Ask .@RepPaulRyan how many of the 1870 women raped in America EVERY DAY does he think weren't really raped? cc: .@SandraFluke— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Did Rush have a Mommy? Did she run away? I know she would today if she could.
No word on that. I know I would.
For those who missed the presser:
Pres. Obama on @ToddAkin's disgusting comments: "Rape is rape and trying to differentiate, doesn't make sense to the American people.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama says it's not personal or mean for him to want Romney to release his tax returns. It's what the American people expect.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama says Romney should do what previous nominees have done going back decades. Release your tax returns.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama says it's not illegal to have Swiss bank accounts but its relevant that voters know what's in Romney's tax returns.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama talks about Romney who isn't hiding his lies. His team is producing ads like the welfare ad that's full of lies.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama takes on Romney's welfare ad that's full of lies and points out that reporters in the room have deemed the ad a LIE.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama says of Romney's welfare ad: "You can't just make stuff up. You learn that as President of the United States.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Pres. Obama disabuses the notion that he gave permission for Super PACS to produce ads for him. He has his own team.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Thank you so much, UT! You really do great service for many of us who never get to watch msm shows.
Pres. Obama is taking on Romney not releasing his tax returns. Comparing Mitt to his dad who released 12 years. Awesome.— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
Thanks for the great tweets, UT. You’re a lifeline for those of us who couldn’t watch it live.
Ditto on the thanks.
I missed itoo. Can’t believe these folks here expect me to work when PBO is speaking.
Anyway, I take solace in knowing that video of the press briefing will be on whitehouse.gov later. It’ll be on cspan.org too.
“Can’t believe these folks here expect me to work when PBO is speaking. ”
Move to Europe. Most of what the President of the United States does happens in the evening here.
Interesting idea, but I’ll stick with catching up later on.
Have been on 4 of the 7 continents. Love to visit, but for me, there’s no place like home.
WH Press Jackals openly hostile toward PBO. It is their role to hold those in power accountable, not spit out angry, hostile, accusatory questions at him, looking very much like an arm of the opposing party. President Obama always handles everything they throw with calm, sensible, patient answers. Don’t know how he does it. He has miraculous inner strength.
As Obama steps down from podium and concludes briefing, someone in press shouts "Don't be a stranger!"— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 20, 2012
They’re lucky they got what they did. Under a Willard/ rAyn administration, they wouldn’t even be let into the white house. Bunch of losers. That April woman from BET or wherever she calls a hovel was complaining about how short the presser was. She was calling to Jay:” is that it?” and asking if he was going to continue but it looks like PBO and Jay just dropped the mic and walked out. Good for them!
He has their number!
Yeah, why would you want to be “a stranger” to a pack of openly hostile gopropaganda pushing JacASSals?!
My new piece on TPV is up: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/08/some-thoughts-on-todd-akin.html
Take a gander if you can.
I hope everyone will “take a gander.” I particularly laughed at this, LL.
“And I often find myself thinking: ‘Surely, the GOP has hit rock bottom. Surely, it can’t sink lower, can it?’
And then Todd Akin come along and blows shit all over my white sheets.”
Great read. . . tweeted!
Thanks. . .
Tamron reporting what I read on Twitter—-that Rove’s Crossroads pulling out of Mo.——don’t know if that’s pressure on Akin to drop out or what.
His staying in the race will I think pretty much ensure that McCaskill keeps her seat (Conservadem and all) so I hope he doesn’t bow to the pressure and stays in the race.
Unfortunately, he will bow out. The Tony Perkin guy from the family research group said for Akin to quit, now. You see, Akin said what they have been saying quietly amongst themselves on TV. They have until 8-22-12 to get a replacement. RNC is saying that if he doesn’t pull out, then he is on his own. So yes, they are putting too much pressure on him to step aside.
Further words by POTUS on Akin and “legitimaterape”: “The views expressed were offensive… And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”
Oops, didn’t see the clip above.
What an outstanding expression of our President’s leadership and compassion! I would love for Chips to front page just these words so that all can know and see why we need this man in the WH for FOUR MORE YEARS.
Video of Pres. Obama strongly rebuking Todd Akin's vile remarks. "The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape." youtu.be/CcT1h_gcakk— (@utaustinliberal) August 20, 2012
THANKS! for the laugh from Laffy’s dad. I needed one.
“MITT was hoping to energize Republicans by announcing PAUL RYAN as his running mate. That’s like trying to spice up a bowl of oatmeal by adding MORE oatmeal.”
More comedy here: http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/08/20/time-for-another-stand-up-political-comedy-blog-85/
Lyin Ryan/mini mitt is oatmeal head. lol
I still want to know who that 1st lady questioner was—–I thought someone referred to her as Nancy, but I see no Nancy on WHPC list. She had me seething with her Willard hand-off question—–taken verbatim from Willard’s dishonest ads.
Yes, her line of questioning was bordering on disrespect, and most importantly, it was based on mischaracterizations and downright falsehoods.
I didn’t see that part but my guess is that she is from the AP. They typically would get the 1st question.
It was so nice that the president didn’t give the jackals a heads up so try can collect their GOP talking points.
I know many of us have issues with Sully and I am not shilling for him but anybody who smacks down that cretinous, smug Niall Ferguson deserves a plug. Tina Brown should be ashamed.
Thanks edwina! From your link..
“More to come. The piece is sadly so ridden with errors and elisions and non-sequiturs it will require a few more posts.”
I was reading were some of these right wingnuts want POTUS to release his college records, first it was birth certificate, so these dam idiots won’t never give up. No other President have been ask to release their birth certificate before. Tax returns yes.
There was an April Fool’s joke about how PBO got into college, which has become ‘truth’ to the lunatic RWNJ’s.
Romney and the GOP have granted personhood to corporations and the unborn. When will they extend personhood to women? bit.ly/PNEQC1— Detached Observer (@DetachedO) August 20, 2012
I think stopping by the press briefings impromptu is BRILLIANT! PBO is so much quicker than the press on his feet at these things. The formal press conferences gives the press too much opportunity to grandstand for the cameras.
Actually, the formality of it gives PBO the chance to be even more Presidential. Now the local, network, and cable media will cover it in some form or another because of the spontaneity of his showing up. They had to stand up for him for gosh sakes. BRILLIANT!!!!
Yeah, PBO looks presidential and the press looks small, no matter what the format.
.@MittRomney The obvious question: how many millions do you need before u create a job with your tax cuts?— (@FlowerInFaith) August 20, 2012
To me, this is the obvious question. No one asks it. When I get home from work, I’m going to tweet this specifically to the campaign people, as many as possible. It just seems obvious to me.
Mitt needs 20M from one year’s income? did he start a business, open a factory? Crickets.
Exactly, 57af. Our media sucks. Sadly, it’s up to informed Americans to do their jobs for them.
RNC said to be putting huge pressure on Akin to bow out—–said to be in panic mode—–thought he was their chance for the Senate—–telling him if he stays in he’s on his own, no help from RNC or super-pacs, only his base of illegitimate rape true believers.
I hope he stays in….and loses big time.
Akin wasn't out of line, he was toeing the Republican Party line pulse.me/s/cqOG2— Mario Hussein Obama (@MAPSTER5500) August 20, 2012
yep, he was just too stupid by saying it out loud. That’s the only reason they want him out. He turn the light on them, and like Kochroaches worldwide, that caused them to scatter in all directions totally unprepared. They had this one in the win column.
Yep, TPM’s poll tracker had him up by 11 pts (!!!) over McCaskill last week. Can’t wait to see those numbers swing the other way big time!
How could someone like this Akin character have been up by 11 points over McCaskill? What were those people thinking?? I’m not a fan of Claire McCaskill since she turned on President Obama (complaining that his picture was going to be on the Recovery.gov website, saying she only supported Pres Obama because of her daughter, becoming/returning to blue dog status), but she really couldn’t be so bad that those people in Missouri could think this Akin fellow is better than her? That’s outrageous!
“kochroaches” Love it!
So .@KarlRove .@Reince .@MittRomney are you ready to go up against your buddy .@RushLimbaugh & Family Research Council over .@RepToddAkin?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Seismic, TOTALLY SEISMIC, event for the GOP ….
TAMPA, Florida — Tony Perkins, the president of the conservative Family Research Council, stood by embattled Missouri Rep. Todd Akin a day after he claimed that “legitimate rape” doesn’t result in pregnancies, sparking a national furor.
“We support him fully and completely,” said FRC Action PAC president Connie Mackey.
… 1 week before RNC2012 …. in Tampa … lock and load, conceal carry Capitol of the USA … yeeehawwww …. and that’s Sarah circling in here helicopter ….
.@davidaxelrod Gonna be quite a show with #FRC & #Rush doing battle against #Reince & #RomneyRyan over #Akin the week before #RNC2012 :)— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Rove has spent almost 1 million in Missouri.
Rove has told Atkin no more money, he’s on his own. The rats are jumping ship.
#GOPFAIL: Purging voters, voter ID, NOT ENOUGH BALLOTS, closing polling places, understaffing+single voting machines/booths, e-vote hacking— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 20, 2012
Voter challenges and intimidation; misleading or blatantly false emails, flyers and robocall too:
In states where they’ve enacted voter ID laws, they’re even making it harder to get the IDs — shorter hours, longer lines at DOT and other relevant agency offices; closing offices altogether in areas with large numbers of potential Dem voters
Bottomline: They can’t win on message, so they resort to lies and trickery. We must fight back with knowledge, organization and numbers.
Yup. How do we find out who is on this shit?
I just emailed them. Everyone should.
Hey TOD, I know Pres. Obama has been recently conducting interviews with local stations. I need some help in finding them.
Here are a few leads I believe.
@AntDeRosa @ArrogantDemon @utaustinliberal: Obama interviews July 2012: WMUR~NH. WWLTV~LA. WRAL~NC. WISN~WI. KSNV~ NV. KWQC~IA. WLKY~KY….— AJ (@AlisaJass) August 18, 2012
I read somewhere that the interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM Eastern and are closed press, so we will have to wait until then to find links.
I’m referring to those in Jacksonville, FL, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA.
My e-mail to UpChuck Toad.
Wonder why the President does not interact with the White House Press Corps often ?
Watch a replay of all of you acting like fools today.
Do it as a group in-service.
The questions are laughable and you are all shills . Yelling out as he leaves the room is juvenile.
I missed Chucks turn at the mike. What was his question to PBO?
A double—–first a question about Syria, which someone rightly described as sortof a fake question cause Todd didn’t look like he was really interested in any explanation about Syria——-and then to the real question which was —–why do you want to see Willard’s tax returns, do you not feel he is “playing by the same set of rules”? (Why are you so nosy about Willard’s super secret money stashes?) PBO answered smartly, sensibly and sanely, as is his constant habit. Todd looked dumb in comparison, as is his habit.
Excellent synopsis. Thank you!
That sounds like Chuck gave him a lob and PBO got a chance to continue to hammer away at the tax issue. I didn’t get the same take I guess, but then again, I didn’t hear it. I can’t wait until PBO can talk more about foreign affairs. Of all the topics, this is Mittiful’s weakest field. I appreciate any attention the media brings to foreign affairs.
Pres. Obama’s interview with WMUR-New Hampshire. There’s video on the website and more stuff to read.
Obama said he’s ready to battle over Medicare.
“I’m happy to have that debate. I’m looking forward to having that debate. Look, Congressman Ryan was the author of a budget that calls for turning Medicare into a voucher system,” said Obama.
“The toughest thing about being president, and obviously it’s the biggest privilege somebody can ever have and I love the job, but you are in this bubble in Washington, and during the campaign, you get out, you go to diners you go to bars… You’re talking to families and kissing babies, and it just reminds you of how decent and hard-working and resilient the American people are,” said Obama. “And it reminds you why what you do is worth while because if you meet that one person who says ‘You know what, my kid has health care now because of your health care bill,’ or somebody tells me, ‘My cousin works in the auto industry and wants to say thank you,’ it really makes all the fights we go through. It’s what its all about.”
WMUR also asked the president about the controversial remarks made by Vice President Joe Biden last week, when he told a crowd the Republicans are “going to put you all back in chains.”
“The truth is, if you look at what he was talking about, he was talking about if Governor Romney reversed all the reforms we put into Wall Street to make sure we don’t have another taxpayer-funded bailout, and he did not at all mean this in some sort of racial connotation, but one of the things that happens during the course of the campaign, there’s always a focus on parsing folks’ words and perceived gaffs. That’s part of the process,” said Obama.
Read more: http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/Win-or-lose-this-is-Obama-s-final-election-campaign/-/9857858/16192760/-/qajdmq/-/index.html#ixzz2472cHWaf
President Obama has to answer the stupidest questions (VP Biden’s non-gaffe, GOP lies about healthcare and welfare), all while he’s actually dealing with thoughts of Syria escalation, Iran-Israel, Israel-Palestine, Europe financial instability, Afghanistan casualties and ending the war there, keeping the government running once the GOP come back and start negotiating for their 1% tax cuts, executing all the cabinet positions, election tom-foolery, preparing for the conventions… It’s astounding – and that’s not even including what’s going on in his own life! And in the midst of all that, he made time to go greet the children at the kids state dinner. There’s no-one else like him.
Even tho every Repub but the most delirious pro-lifers are pressuring Akin to drop out—–stay strong, doofus!——even Willard told him to take a hike, in so many words(take 24 hrs. and do what’s best for your party)——–our news media is doing their best to protect the poor unfortunate fella and going way overboard in trying to distance Willard/Voucher from his remarks——busy today protecting the Republican Party—-it’s their job!
Dear CNN: A flub is where you mix up a number or mispronounce a name—not when you say uteruses can naturally defend against 'rape sperm.'— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) August 20, 2012
Somebody please thank this gentleman.
ooooo — good stuff!
Karl Rove’s disgusting Super PAC have pulled ads out of MO now that Todd Akin has self-imploded.
Also, Sen. John Cornyn told Akin that the GOP would be pulling back the $5M they had originally intended to spend on ads for him.
He’ll quit. I read somewhere where he has 48 hours for the RNC to replace him? Think that’s what I read. That was Saturday I think. So he has today to get the hell out of Dodge.
Of course that would require critical skills, like counting to 48 hours, which I don’t believe he possesses.
He’s not quitting ….
Evan McMorris-Santoro August 20, 2012, 2:06 PM 2718
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) apologized profusely, said he understood how pregnancy works and invoked Sept. 11 in his first interview since he unleashed a firestorm with a Sunday statement that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” can biologically fend off pregnancy.
He also vowed to stay in the Missouri Senate race, despite calls from more than one Republican senator for him to drop his bid.
“The good people of Missouri nominated me. And I’m not a quitter. And my belief is we’re going to take this thing forward,” Akin told Mike Huckabee on his talk radio show Monday. “To quote my old friend John Paul Jones, ‘I’ve not yet begun to fight.’”
He may be saying he won’t quit but just like Romney claims he picked his VP, I don’t think it’s his decision to make. I could be wrong. But I think Akins’s out of there he co-sponsored 8 anti-abortion bills with Ryan and that fact would way down Romney/Ryan and all those GOPers running for re-election in the Senate and the House.
I’m almost curious what the “good reverend” Huckabee had to say about his rape comment, but never mind. I’m sure he, if not outright, tacitly absolved Mr. Akin of any transgression.
There are some ‘sources’ saying he will quit. hey, I want the crazy son of a bitch on the ticket. And the frightening thing is, he still stands a good chance of winning.
Poor people from rural states who rely more on the Federal government voting against their own interests — it’s terrifying.
I think he’s toast: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/reports-akin-advisors-make-preparations-for-withdrawal-tomorrow
The interesting thing is that this Akin fellow has held these beliefs for a while. He didn’t just turn into a douche. And the GOP have been supporting him this whole time, knowing what his priorities would be if he ever got to the Senate. And their distancing from him has nothing to do with doing what’s right, but only with doing what’s politically expedient. They could care less what happens to women, as long as it happens after the election after those women vote against their best interests.
The RWNJs are trying to make Atkin’s comments about rape to be about abortion. It’s not. It’s about that fool thinking that a woman can persuade a rapist sperm to not impregnate her. So now it seems that he does believe in pro-choice. A woman can choose to become pregnant from a rape or she can choose to ‘shut it down’. Who knew?
Drats! I tuned in just as he was talking about Syria.
What part of 'Rape is Rape' don't you get .@RepPaulRyan .@MittRomney .@Reince? cc: @chucktodd @jaketapper .@maddow @CatherineCrier @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Akin has until 5:00 p.m. to Tuesday to withdraw or he must remain on the ballot:
“115.359. 1. Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for nomination and who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the primary election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such candidate’s declaration of candidacy. ”
I believe that ‘primary’ in this case means the major election, not the party’s primary.
So, he let out the crazy right before the deadline. As Mr. Spock would say “Fascinating” (right-eye brow raised).
He said he’s not quitting … TPM covered it … quote and link up thread … and, I assure you the person most surprised by the reaction to his comment was him because all he did was speak the way he always does to his pals Ryan, Rove, etc … but just happened to forget where he was when doing so …
That is messed up on soooo many levels. Oh well, good news for John McCain — and hopefully, Claire McCaskill.
So Akin was up almost double digits on McCaskill before this thing exploded in his face. How the fuck is that even possible, how can this motherfucker hold a double digit lead? What the fuck is going on in this country that a slime-ball can get elected for office and hold such vile views? And if he would have kept his mouth closed and kept his ignorance to himself he could have sailed into the senate.
That’s the scary part. This creature is ALREADY in Congress (has been since 2001) and sits on the Budget Committee and the freaking Science, Space and Technology Committee! What the hell is wrong with voters in Missouri? It’s like they all got drunk before going to the ballot box and said: “Hey, let’s hire the most extreme batcrapcrazy fuck and send him to Congress — wouldn’t that be a hoot?”
What you just said, Don.
That press conference was sheer genius.
I asked that same question. How did he have such a lead? The fact that he and others like him were elected is why I give no quarter to rabid right wingers. They have permanently discredited themselves as honest brokers. They yell READ THE BILL and seemed to have skipped the bills that Akin and Ryan co-sponsored. They fly in the face of precedent and demand to see the President’s birth certificate and shrug when Romney flies in the face of precedent and refuses to show as many tax returns as previous presidents. They yell ACORN VOTER FRAUD and a mute about the national voter purges going on in the country.
They are hard-headed ideologues who don’t take a long view or all-inconclusive view of the country. We must and will out energize and outnumber them in November.
It’s not the Republican Party that’s the enemy; we are the enemy against ourselves. On a daily basis I have to fight motherfuckers that want to cut their own throats, I have to try and explain to people that live paycheck to paycheck what a Romney presidency would do to their asses, and I’m getting fucking tired.
I know. The other night as I pulled up at a stop light, right behind a beat-up white van with ladders and equipment, clearly that of someone who works hard for a living. Back door and bumper was covered with all these ugly anti-Obama stickers on them. I just shook my head as I had to ride behind him for a mile or so, then watched as dude turned down a street that leads to a big trailer park. Sad thing is these folks aren’t just in Georgia and they’re not just in the South.
Is Martin coming back? This is getting ridiculous! He’s been gone too darned long!
Remember he switched to 4PM ET. @BashirLive says he’s back today.
I remember he switched to 4. I’m juggling my schedule to see if watching is worth it. It’s a go if Martin is back, if not, I’ll do something else. The host of a program matters. Nothing against Karen, but I prefer Martin.
@Newsweek Declares it has the memory of a GOLDFISH failing 2 remember how the GOP tanked the GLOBAL ECONOMY & keeps fighting recovery 24/7.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 20, 2012
Newsweek Publishes Wildly Misleading Story
Headline at Huff Puff. ( I have not read the story yet )
.@maddow .@CatherineCrier .@sandrafluke .@JoanWalsh .@Peggynoonannyc Why do Republicans like Romney, Ryan, Akin, etc., parse rape?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
They’re all sociopaths.
my opinion: men who think it’s their right to define rape for women, are men who think it’s their right to have sex with women who don’t want sex with them.
deal with it–no means no, on a date, in a marriage, if you’re drunk, if she’s drunk, if she is wearing sexy clothing, if she said yes before, or if she uses softer language (ie headache, tired).
they parse rape because they want what they do to be outside the definition.
Niall Ferguson begs to be committed to ALZHEIMER'S CARE HOME & displays his GOLDFISH MEMORY. thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 20, 2012
Have you heard if there was any push back to the Newsweek article? Sure hope they were under a barage of negative tweets and messages.
It’s been slaughtered, eg:
Saw this on Martin Bashir’s twitter timeline
Romney calls on Obama to regularly address Afghanistan & our role & plans there. Obama did that on national TV in May: http://nyti.ms/Rwy4SW
Retweeted by Martin Bashir
TPM is reporting that Akin may withdraw tomorrow.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!!!!!! He’s a good candidate for Claire M to crush! :/ Stupid republican peer pressure!
Wrong. He has said he is staying in and just sent out a fundraiser tweet!
The Family Research Council has his back, maybe he’s counting on them to be his backers.
For those who missed Pres. Obama’s press briefing here is it is:
The woman who pissed everyone off by shilling for Romney looks like CBS’s Nancy Cordes. She normally covers Capitol Hill but must have been filling in for Nora O’Donnell.
.@nancycordes Ask .@RepPaulRyan how many of the 1870 women raped in America EVERY DAY does he think weren't really raped? cc: .@jrpsaki— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
.@nancycordes @MittRomney might think .@RepPaulRyan's rape legislation co-author @RepToddAkin would distract from tinyurl.com/9urpo7f NOPE— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
Norah O’Donnell is no longer at the WH press Room. She moved up….to CBS Morning weeks ago. She has been on that show now. She is also their go to gal for Bob Schieffer on FTN and for the Evening news, as need be. TMI? perhaps. Sorry.
Never TMI! But my happiness level was good at ” … is no longer at the WH press room.” Ha!
NYM has a nice collection of Niall Ferguson smacks-downs, so satisfying.
Deval Patrick on MSNBC now
Watch here if you’re not near a cable TV: http://blog.livenewschat.tv/rockinroosters/
Broadcast is over now, but apparently the pre-recorded interview is available on the web:
Correction: Only a 3 minute web extra is available right now. The full interview will be online later.
Is he smiling, because that’s all he seems able to do.
I like him….
Looks and sounds pretty serious there to me.:-)
He’s been a strong surrogate for PBO and I’ve been nothing be impressed with him since I first heard of him when he became Gov.
You seem to have a different opinion Don. What are we missing?
“The list of accomplishments is long, impressive…and barely told.” Absolutely correct.
“I for one will not let him be bullied out of office…and neither should you.”
So what’s wrong with Deval? He’s a stalwart PBO surrogate.
Sometimes I wish I were insane, then everything would make perfect sense to me.
And that makes perfect sense to me, relating to Republicans.
Atkins said he’s in it to win it and is not dropping out. He also issued a better veiled apology. Sen. Claire McCaskill hinted this morning that if he drops out she’d make it about the national RNC coming in and influencing their local elections by demanding Atkins drop out. I don’t think the folks in Mazzura would cotton too much from those outsider elitist telling them who they gotta vote fer.
He was the least favored candidate in the Republican race and the Dems purpopsely tried to elevate him. We don’t want him to drop out so that that crazy woman Sarah Palin endorsed comes in at the last minute.
Let’s hope she knows her constituents well enough to convince them she should keep her job.
They didn’t seem convinced before Akin leaked some of the sewage from his brain.
She was hoping for an Atkin victory during the ‘pub primary. However, she was also the person who had the most money from ‘pub superpacs spent against her in all races nationwide. She had an uphill battle at best, but she was going against the opponent who she was most likely to beat.
@hannityshow Besides Akin are you going to beg Ryan & all cosponsors of 'forced rape' legislation to resign? cc: @Lawrence @maddow @hardball— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 20, 2012
tell it Toure!!!
Martin is back!!!
Martin Bashir is BACCCCCK! Thank you sweet baby Jesus!
Nice takedown by Toure on MSNBC of Artur Davis, newly minted Republican in VA, former Obama endorser.
Toure called him part of the Republican “1%” – who’ll provide the “allusion of inclusion” at their convention. Yep, more AA speakers at their convention than on the convention floor, unless Romney’s hiring another charter plane.
New post everyone:
College back in session-
RT @Fa_fa_fa_Feeney: What a great day doing voter registration at OSU!! http://t.co/gjMoXgfI— Obama for America OH (@OFA_OH) August 19, 2012
Should go to local junior college and register voters!
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