3:0 ET approx – Michelle Obama in Milwaukee (CBS live streaming)
Back later, chat away ;-)
good Afternoon TOD!
I didn’t know the TOD train had left the ‘Joining Forces’ station. Congrats vcprezofan2
Thanks CM. I happened to look out the train window at just the right moment; had no time to formulate more than a grin. :grin:
CC, what a good idea refreshing our convention-speech metre as Willard gets ready to ramble! You have such ‘timely’ ideas! :lol: :lol: Not to mention that these two speeches are bound to be pride boosters in the village. ;) Willard was saying in the interview linked earlier that he hadn’t prepared his speech yet. /roll/
Get a load of this! Martin Bashir was also wondering about Mitt’s speechifying ability…
Couple of mid-day thoughts ….
Yo .@MittRomney .@AnnDRomney #YouPeople & the IRS clearly define retirement differently gawker.com/5936394/ cc: .@davidaxelrod .@Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
.@maddow The only things the John Birch Party of No says Yes – More War, Tax the 98%, #Medicare Coupons & Visitation Rights for Rapists.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
And, one suspects, a few folk at the DNC will be sharing their reflections on these matters.
Also, Chips, I posted this comment on the previous thread and am repeating it here because it is an essential element of the brilliance of leadership by President Obama as he approached the OBL mission:
Just remember – whomever this dude is beside the point – had President Obama not been tactically as smart as he is and made the demand that additional choppers and personnel were part of the mission, when that attack chopper crashed, there would have been one hell of a mess trying to improvise getting everyone out of that compound. That insight on the part of the President, more than any other, is what has impressed me because he likely saved not just the mission but many of those SEALS lives.
BTW … there’s this small matter, as well ….
@TheJusticeDept We now know that #BainMitt lied to the MA Ballot Commission & everyone else re: retirement gawker.com/5936394/ cc: .@Reince— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
I think everyone who was alive and “watching” what happened to the operation Carter ordered to free the hostages in Iran thought: “They” got it right this time – and then it turned out it was the President himself who came up with the backup chopper.
Moreover, I can just imagine what he insisted they have on afterburner in both Pakistan and Afghanistan air space …
TEAPGOP have blocked EVERYTHING including JOBS BILL – #VoteOutGOP— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
TEAGOP are responsible for USA losing AAA CREDIT RATING, and making GLOBAL RECESSION WORSE #VoteOutGOP— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
TEAGOP BLOCK JOBS while OUTLAWING BIRTHCONTROL & ABORTION #VoteOutGOP— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
PROOF ROMNEY IS A Tax Amnesty Felon – I bet MOST GOP are #TaxAmnestyFelon gawker.com/5936394/the-ba…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
OMG. Thank you Chips for showing me the video that, at the time, I said to anyone who’d listen: “This man will be president”. From the day he announced in the extremely frigid Springfield IL. winter I supported him. Our president is a man of vision, courage and integrity. No one in my lifetime of voting holds a candle to PBO.
Stream is up for FLOTUS’ event: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Michelle’s rally in Milwaukee has started streaming on CBS. Her event in Indianapolis is a fundraiser and will not be shown.
…a-a-a-t? Thank you and JER both, I wasn’t aware something was on tap.
TEAGOP give tax SUBSIDIES to BIG OIL while CUTTING JOBS 4 cops, teachers, fire fighters. #VoteOutGOP— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
If this hasn’t been posted yet It’s pretty funny. POTUS has a great sense of humor.
TEAGOP give money to BIG OIL while BLOCKING JOBS, SCIENCE, & LIE ABOUT IT ALL. #VoteOutGOP— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
TEAGOP give TAX BREAKS TO 1%, while CUTTING JOBS, HEALTHCARE, WAGES, FOOD, RETIREMENT, EDUCATION to 99% #VoteOutGOP— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
Huckabee digs in behind Akin
By Alexander Burns
Todd Akin hasn’t had many high-profile supporters with him in the trenches this week, but Mike Huckabee became an important and emphatic exception Thursday afternoon, sending a message to his own supporters accusing Republican elites of trying to drum a good man out of a winnable Senate race. Here’s what Huckabee said in an email to his list this afternoon:
Who ordered this “Code Red” on Akin? There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank. It is disgraceful.
Huckabee is someone #BainMitt cannot trifle … and, thought I’d give him a little nudge ….
@GovMikeHuckabee It's rich that #BainMitt, the fetus disposal profiteer, is urging #Akin to withdraw given his VP is Akin's legislative twin— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
The last paragraph of that article is fascinating. Four days before the Republican National Convention and the knives have come out and the blame game has started. Who made the call to go after Todd Akin in the first place? That letter is seething. Huck is not a happy camper.
Yep! And all the Huckster’s conceal carry crazies are on their way to Tampa …
I’m not happy about that. I don’t want any kind of shooting incident at that convention.
lolol Bobfr, you know you are wrong for that. lololololol
PITCH PERFECT FRAMING
Obama Asks Romney How Many Teachers’ Jobs Are Worth Tax Cuts For Millionaires?
By Jason Easley
On a wide range of issues, these are the choices we face. Do we want invest in fixing America’s roads and bridges, or do we want to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy? Do we want to give more people access to healthcare, or do we want to take resources away from those in the middle and bottom and redistribute them to the top?
Mitt Romney won’t answer these questions. Heck, he won’t even give the American people specifics about what he intends to do if he is elected. He doesn’t want to tell you his plans, because he doesn’t want you to have the ability to make an informed decision.
President Obama is asking the right questions, and in about a month, Mitt Romney is going to have to stand across from him on the debate stage and give us all answers.
:D :D :D :D :D
My appearance on Hannity tonight was canceled. Sean forgot to wear his cup & was too scared to take Mama on! He released a statement: "Meow"— Stephanie Miller (@SMShow) August 22, 2012
Tweet of the day, for sure!!
Some background for those of you who don’t know this story: Hannity was going to pre-tape the segment. Stephanie was concerned that it would be edited to mean what she didn’t mean to say. She remembered that the Democratic country singer who had done a segment with Hannity and Colmes during the Bush years, had her segment cut when he found out she wasn’t a firebreathing Republican.
So Stephanie told Hannity she wanted to do the segment live, and he cancelled.
The National Review may think that having sons makes a guy manly, but I’ll take Stephanie’s cojones over Hannity’s any day of the week.
Great speech in 2004. Changed the course of history. It’s at the end of his audio book version of ‘Dreams from my father’,so
I listen to it every now and then when I want to be inspired. Thanks for this posting Chips.
Because life is more than politics | Dave Brubeck – Take Five – 1966: youtu.be/faJE92phKzI— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) August 23, 2012
One of my all-time favorites, LL.
Same here, here FiredupInCA. Thanks for sharing LL. HZ
That video reminds me of the day I fell in love with President Obama. ;-)
:) And lived happily ever after!
It was also the day I realized that although my generation wanted finally to see a “woman President,” it couldn’t be just any woman, so – without any baby boomer guilt – I turned 100% of my support to candidate Barack Obama! Ditched Hillary the same day, through that campaign, all the way up to her being confirmed for her new job as SOS, and now I deeply appreciate her support of the President as a part of his administration.
14 days until @BarackObama takes the stage in CLT. General public tix distribution begins Sat at 10 am! Sign-up here: OFA.BO/NCImThere— Lindsay Siler (@LSiler2012) August 23, 2012
It took 3 1/2 hours, BUT I just picked up my ticket to hear President Obama speak at the convention.
Awesome!! You’re going to have an experience of a lifetime!!
Congratulations!!! Obviously, you had a LOT of company :)
Worth it! Lucky you!
Congratulations CL! This is terrific.
Woweee! CONGRATS to you!
What was the atmosphere? Just curious.
The atmosphere was great. There were hundreds of people while I was there, very long line, but everyone was in a great mood, really happy to be there. Every once in a while you’d hear shouts of Fired Up, Ready to Go. The official open time was 10 am but according to the news people started lining up at 7 am.
There have been at least 2 news reports on people getting credentials.
Thanks kmackt. I’m not surprised that it was a positive upbeat crowd. And finally — news coverage on the something positive from the campaign.
FLOTUS is on fire! Can’t wait to hear her speak at the convention.
Miss Ann is on fire taking some serious notes in her Michelle 101 course. She’s aiming for at least a B+ in this class.
Love, love, LOVE this tune. Sometimes the campaign uses it for PBO, today they chose it for FLOTUS after she finished!!
Raphael Saadiq — Keep Marchin’
‘MUM’S THE WORD” – ANNOUNCING MY PLANS MAKES PEOPLE WANT TO VOTE AGAINST ME
Mitt Romney’s `just trust me’ campaign, explained
By Greg Sargent
At any rate, this is now the third area in which Romney has refused to share specifics on the explicit grounds that so doing would be bad politically for him. Romney has repeatedly said he won’t release his tax returns because Democrats will find things in them to attack. And he has vowed to eliminate whole government agencies, but has confirmed that he won’t specify which ones precisely because his failed Senate bid taught him that getting too specific puts him at risk of losing. As Jonathan Chait has written, this is akin to saying: “One of the things I have found in previous elections is that announcing my plans makes people want to vote against me.”
It does look like the S.E. Cupp show—–she is allowed to dominate—-as I’m typing she’s asking if the Obama admin. has really messed up with China—–some guy is showing his scary film with scary music—“Death by China”— saying China wants to kill Americans! New boogeyman!
PLS send links that verify SECupp statement that Obama is responsible for security leaks
The Cycle looks like SE produces it— Whirly Hussein Obama (@WhirlwindWisdom) August 23, 2012
God I think they’re so blatant, they’re so ridiculously over the top that those attacks won’t stick.
You know what ? The more I think of it, the more I see an upside to the CONSTANT Obama bashing by the GOP in the last four years. It renders their CURRENT attacks much less effective. And in the same vein, can we hope that the current attacks of democrats aimed at the GOP are MORE effective because dems, contrary to repubs, have demonstrated much more restraint in the last few years.
One reason they don’t work is The Cycle doesn’t have The Audience.
This is true, derbingle. Except on TOD, I have never heard a single reference to this show and most people would would wonder if SE CUPP were some kind of drinking glass.
Romney says it is against his religion to show how much money he gave to his church and that is the reason he won’t release more tax returns
Mitt Romney said one reason he doesn’t want to release more of his tax returns is because it would show how much money he has given to the Mormon Church.
“Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given,” Romney said in an upcoming interview with Parade magazine.
He probably lied about how much he made to the church too, so if he discloses his tax returns, the church will see them.
Oh, right… because George Romney wasn’t Mormon. Wait. What?
Indeed. Dude lies like it’s his job.
Thank you. You may drop the mike and walk away now.
haha. I was already at the door. Now you made me turn back, would have been cooler if I just walked out without turning back :D
Nor I guess are any other Mormons in government positions who had to submit tax returns to get clearance. Only the Exalted Willard is exempt from scrutiny. What a disgusting weasel he is.
Yeah well, I have this to say to #BainMitt ….
Yo .@MittRomney your dad was a Mormon & didn't hide his tax returns behind that lame excuse. He set a BOLD precedent for disclosure.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
And, others …
.@chucktodd .@edshow #BainMitt's dad was a Mormon & didn't use his faith to hide his tax returns. He set a BOLD precedent for disclosure.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
So, just block out the church donation part. Problem solved.
This jackass really does think we’re stupid. He really does have nothing but disdain for the people.
This guy is such a condescending jerk .Just black out the amount paid to the Church .Even if one could guess from the rest of the returns some sort of figure you would never know for sure. He has shown for 2010 so that is just another lie.
He really thinks “you people ” are stupid. I hope “you people ” show him on Nov 6th.
DExcuse nme, but didn’t the return he did release show how much he gave the church? So didn’t he go against the rules then?
The Republican convention is turning into a feast for the eyes and ears. First of all you’ve got Mike Huckabee looking to go to war with anyone that says something bad about Todd Akin, and then you have Ron Paul and his people planning some sort of coup, and last but not least you’ve got a goddamn hurricane bearing down on the coast of Florida. Oh, and by the way, they’re allowing guns at the convention. Did I mention anything about the tea-baggers?
lolol Great points. I just might tune into the GOP conventions after all.
Miss Ann’s parents did get to see their daughter marry——-in their home in Mi.—–the day before they weren’t allowed in the ceremony in the Mormon Temple—–(in case you were feeling really bad about this)
Miss Ann was a copier even then—-copied Julie Nixon’s wedding dress. Those Romneys sure have troubs coming up with ideas of their own—–insecure.
Brian Williams says Ann Romney's parent couldn't see her daughter marry in UT, but he didn't add they did in Michigan. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 23, 2012
HHmmm, I wonder if Mitt R-money’s father was there. According to Mitt, his father must not be Mormon. When George Romney was running for President, he released 12 years of his tax returns. According to Mitt, Mormons can’t publicize how much $$ is given to their church. So George couldn’t have been Mormon, could he? HHHmmmm, now I wonder about John Huntsman. And Harry Reid?
See tweets above :)
Will be interesting to see if Senator Reid calls bs … thought I’d ask for a comment ;)
.@SenatorReid #BainMitt's dad was a Mormon & didn't use his faith to hide his tax returns. He set a BOLD precedent for disclosure. Comment?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
there ya go…!
Yup, and wasn’t Mitt Mormon when he released the portions of 2010 and 2011 tax returns? His campaign team is just taking his money…
Isn’t his tithe on his 2010 return ?
A prerequisite for Romney's interview with local news was they "not ask about abortion or Todd Akin." youtu.be/b2Kec4C6zjU— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 23, 2012
What an effing coward. How in God’s name is this man remotely close to the Presidency?
Just about like Bush was.
At 62 years old, I cannot believe the battles I have to fight. I was there at the beginning of feminism, civil rights, voting rights, Medicare, women’s rights. And I’m fighting these same battles again?
Yup. Because we’re talking about a party that’s still battling the past.
I don’t think a more cowardly person has ever dared to run for the presidency. We need to make this point over and over again., If the guy can’t face a reporter how on earth is he going to face the really tough challenges in the world. Does he think that every world leader is going to tread lightly on his little feelings. What a complete and absolute dork.
CBS Denver reporter says she was told before Romney interview ‘no q’s about abortion or akin’
Yep, and that has lit up Twitter like a pen ball machine …
If I was a Repub, I’d run his campaign for half the price. Sheesh, who are these people? Then again, they probably get vetoed by Mittiful every time. He doesn’t strike me as the type to take orders. He thinks he knows it all.
RT Per Rush's instructions, yesterday @Lis_Smith: .@MittRomney's camp tells reporter: No questions on Akin, abortion tinyurl.com/8jb39l2— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
#DemRapidResponse (VIDEO): The #Romney-#Ryan-Akin Platform for Women➜ youtu.be/oXkefyd6RTs #news #Obama #OFA #p2 ✓#Obama2012— Rock (@Tigerfists88) August 23, 2012
Important things to note:
Over past 4 years, shift in party ID occurred almost entirely among white voters: GOP now has 12 point advantage pewrsr.ch/PzN3bQ— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) August 23, 2012
Obama campaign registered 1 million new Democrats in PA. buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/wh…— (@Chernynkaya) August 23, 2012
Guys – I really think it would be smart to start reframing the BIG PICTURE and pointing to THOSE WHO FUCKED US > the TEAGOP. We all know how awesome our POTUS is. The people we’re trying to convince – those who haven’t paid attention – need to know WHY we’re still not out of the ditch, and it has nothing to do with President Obama working his ass off. It’s all due to the NON-STOP OBSTRUCTION of the TEAGOP.
Getting PBO reelected will be easier if we can focus like a laser on the endless filibustering, 24/7 obstruction, and irresponsible insane stupidity boarding on seditious behavior of the TEAGOP. It will also help flush the crazies out of Congress.
Please help me. Those of you who keep resisting Twitter need step up, and HELP US. Things that TREND on TWITTER (when millions of us mention the same thing or #thing over and over, GET REPORTED ON a lot of the time. The media pays attention. You don’t need to come up with clever things to say yourself, you just need to follow the TOD twitterers and click RETWEET on our tweets. You can do it FROM the ones posted on this website: IT’S EASIER THAN POSTING HERE.
It’s TIME TO STEP UP. This is the most important election in my lifetime. LET’S GO.
Tally I noticed your tweets upthread and applauded. I wholeheartedly agree with you. I hate it when people talk about “congress” with a broad brush and don’t pin the blame on the TEAGOP and the Repug caucus for obstructionism that has slowed the recovery. Wish I could Tweet about this, but I have to be nonpartisan. I keep spreading the word in other ways. Thanks for ALL you do – fellow LOTR-fan.
Make a second Twitter account – where you CAN be partisan. Make up an ID – be your CAT. ANYTHING.
I have a nonpartisan account: @DramaAfterDark_ for my Poe/Gorey show…..
THX Tally. I’ll have to figure out how.
It’s easy – just sign out, then re-sign up as your cat. You need a new email account too – Fluffy@gmail. easy peasy. Then you’re FREE TO FLY as you like!!! :)
Is it the retweets that drive the trend or is or is it the favorites? In other words, does retweeting or favoriting cause a tweet to trend. Sometimes I look at sentences that I write and think “Five years ago that would have made no sense.”
Retweets. Favorites just add to your own private list of faves.
Excellent idea, Tally. I’ve happily retweeted all your tweets on this thread so far :)
thank you GODDESS!!!
I retweet like crazy. If I get behind reading I go thru and make sure I RT all before leaving a thread.
YOU ARE A GODDESSSSS!!!!
"The one stipulation to the [Romney] interview was that I not ask him about abortion or Todd Akin." youtu.be/b2Kec4C6zjU— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) August 23, 2012
Scott Brown’s Voting Record Should Be Off-Limits, Says Scott Brown
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) seems to have a new message for his Democratic Senate rival Elizabeth Warren:
“I don’t need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes”
Because hey if it worked for Romney I can do it too.
Key words: don’t need….right you are buddy, ya sure don’t! Hahaha…jerk
Federal Reserve Sells Last Of Its Stake In AIG, Turns $18 Billion Profit | The Federal Reserve of New York sold the last of its stake in American International Group (AIG), the insurance giant bailed out by the federal government in 2008. In selling the last of its assets related to the AIG bailout, the Fed earned an $6.6 billion profit for taxpayers, bringing its total profits from the AIG rescue to $18 billion, CNN Money reports. The U.S. Treasury, which also expects to earn a profit on the sale of its AIG assets, still owns $29 billion in AIG stock, roughly 53 percent of the company.
Where To Find Obama’s Medicare Plan
By Matthew Yglesias
David Brooks says that one of the great virtues of Paul Ryan is that at least he has a plan:
But to be fair Romney and Ryan do have an incredibly brave and sensible Medicare reform package on offer. It’s written down. It’s on paper. I don’t see anything comparably brave from the Democratic side.
How “brave” a plan is to make Medicare more favorable to the interests of insurance companies and health care providers I couldn’t tell you. But the implication here that Obama doesn’t have a plan that’s “written down” is simply mistaken. Obama’s budget ideas are written down exactly where you’d expect them to be, in the Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. If you want a proposal for reducing the projected rate of Medicare spending, more specifically under the heading “health savings” starting on page 33. I don’t have it in paper, but here’s a PDF. You’ll see that Obama adopts the exact same GDP + 0.5% growth rate target as Ryan. There are a whole raft of specific proposed changes to premium and payment formulae here and then as a fail-safe proposes more aggressive use of IPAB to ensure that spending doesn’t go over the threshold.
David Brooks is willfully ignorant. He has to lie, distort and twist himself into pretzels in order to write or say something favorable about today’s GOP in general and Mitt/Ryan in particular.
Now Romney Says That The Reason He Won't Release His Tax Returns Has To Do With His Religion…Well, that's a new one businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-ta…— Dayne (@KARLewis) August 23, 2012
So now religion is being brought in as an excuse…I thought religion was completely off-limits for discussion?!?!?!?
LOL!! When he gets crushed in November Romney has a future hosting his own comedy show on FOX. He won’t even need to have guest just run footage of his presidential campaign for the last 6 years.
I guess George Romney was a bad bad bad Mormon.
Excellent point. Didn’t even remember this.
@KARLewis Because they UNDER-TITHE. Romeny is a Dead Beat PARISHIONER. #VoteOutGOP #DemLandslide2012— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
.@Lawrence The First Lady & Dr. Jill Biden, despite unprecedented Senate Filibustering & House Intransigence, created jobs for Veterans.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
Go NANCY SMASH!!!!
Rep. Todd Akin's disrespect of women is the doggie doo on the GOP shoe that they won't be able to get off. wapo.st/MP0TXN— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 23, 2012
I love Nancy!! :)
RT’d and ….
.@NancyPelosi #ForcedRape Ryan OWNS youtu.be/fDxoJ-QD55w like #InaugurationInsurgency Ryan OWNS tinyurl.com/7yzmdyg & #BainMitt OWNS IT ALL— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
Nancy has been hitting every ball out of the park with her tweets lately. What a treasure she is!!!
I loathe Republicans with a purple passion:
(cautious) Good News in PA
Good news! PA Supr. Ct. agreed to expedited schedule for #voterID appeal. Oral arguments week of 9/10 (no specific day yet).— ACLU of Pennsylvania (@aclupa) August 23, 2012
Good news I think. Perhaps, if they already knew they would uphold it, they wouldn’t expedite. But then I can think of reasons they would anyway. The key is what they will ultimately decide.
They expedited it because of the urgency of the timing. It’s not unusual for them to do this. What would be unusual is for them to overturn the commonwealth court judge. I don’t think any court is going to help us now. We’ve got to get people registered with the proper ID or steer them into absentee ballots.
Due to @BarackObama's policies there have now been 29 months of positive job growth. Spread the word! http://t.co/QFl9wwWZ— (@utaustinliberal) August 23, 2012
It’s gonna be brutal in Tampa ….
RT Should be assessing Mitt's .. @PeterHambyCNN: Todd Akin is currently in Tampa huddling with conservative leaders to assess his candidacy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
RT Yikes! @PeterHambyCNN: Akin-backers at CNP conference in Tampa say big reason for support is their anger with GOP establishment & Rove— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
Yo .@MittRomney .@AnnDRomney #YouPeople should consider spending next week in Paris – not because of Issac but Akin & his teabagger buddies.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
Hell, maybe it is ‘Good news for John McCain’!!!! They may have to draft him :D :D :D :D :D
Mitt was forced down his party’s throat by the GOP establishment. That is why during the GOP primaries, voters employed an “anyone but Mitt” strategy that resulted in Bachman, Santorum, Newt, even Herman Cain briefly usurping Mitt. It will be interesting to see how much control the GOP establishment will be able to exert over the party’s TP base at the Convention (i.e., will blind hatred of PBO be enough to keep the lunatics in check). Mitt is a weak and unlikable candidate who may face a major embarassment at the Convention. Personally, I hope Mitt remains the nominee (which is the most likely outcome). His inept candidacy has failed to generate any excitement or enthusiasm. Absent any surprises or dirty tricks, PBO’s coattails may be big enough to win back the House.
Even the Donald had his brief, gaudy, birther moment in the sun, as they began flailing about in their desperate search for Anyone But Stiff Mitt.
Akin-backers at CNP conference in Tampa say big reason for support is their anger with GOP establishment & Karl Rove on.cnn.com/PAutR5— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) August 23, 2012
That makes no sense.
HAHA. Teabaggers never make sense! They are just a confused and hateful bunch.
Actually, Santorum, Huckabee, Paul etc and their sycophants loath Rove because they know he’s been Mitt’s bagman & “party insider” consigliere from the get go.
The Republican party has no leadership. They are so many factions, they’re imploding at the seams. This is what happens when hate fuels the process. It’s the McCoy and Hatfields at the OK Corral.
Kinda resembles the ‘herding of cats” thingy, hmmm? LOL
OMFG – can you help this girl (and others like her) WAKE UP – or is this a real twitter person or a fake?
#BlessObamasHeart he thinks he has my vote in the bag.
#BlackConservativesForRomney— Savannah (@thesavvy) August 23, 2012
Probably fake; purchased by Rove … I’d just block it, Tally, and move on …
I wonder how much Romney paid for that fake twitter account.
I believe she’s real. I got into an argument with her the other day on Twitter. She actually maintains a pro-Republican blog. She seems fairly intelligent but extremely naive and brainwashed. She was bragging about how people at a Ryan rally in Virginia told her how much they “LOVED Herman Cain.” I told her, that in itself was a classic example of how racist Republicans try to hide their racism..and she retweeted every thing I tweeted her.
I find it hard to believe that many African Americans are so naïve and full of self-loathing as I’ve seen on Twitter.
They’re actually a fairly small minority. Which is why they stand out so much when they do surface. Of course, there are fake accounts pretending to be AA – I’ve also seen those on blogs like HP and DK.
The depth of their underhanded evil enrages me!
Yes, but you find these types in every segment, e.g., Log Cabin Republicans, Poor whites, women, Hispanics etc.,
Thank you hopefruit2. No segment is monolithic.
If this person is real and not a paid (times are hard) troll, then it’d probably easier putting arms on Venus Di Milo, than changing her mind. We can’t and won’t win them all.
Here’s a tweet from our very brief exchange on Aug 12
@thesavvy @Nickarama1 HAHAHA! Of course they loved seeing "ur face." Your role is to wash away their guilt, and you're doing a nice job.— (@aspirational12) August 12, 2012
I agree she seems naive based on her Herman Cain story . In addition, she probably also knows that the fastest way to get some attention is be black and anti-PBO. Those at that Ryan rally probably made her feel pretty important. She will find out soon enough that they will use her up and throw her away once she is no longer useful.
Or when they don’t allow her to vote …
They love Herman Cain. And I’m sure that some of their best friends are black.
I see she said she’s not going to allow Obama to “pander to her, give her free stuff”. Sounds like someone’s feeding her, messing with her brain. At least she can probably get a front row center seat at the RNC convention. Diversity camera will be pointing toward her, 10 minutes of fame!
This does not sound like an AA in verbiage. Even if she were, it’s not the language or syntax. The only thing available is a picture and a and a @ sign. This makes her real? Nope, this person may be real, but not AA. Not to mention the name Savannah. Someone’s trying too hard.
“Even if she were” should read “Even if she were a real person”
That’s the exact feeling I had.
dotster and cookemom you both may be on to something. I looked through her blog posts (accessed through her twitter account) and something just doesn’t seem authentic. 25-yr old?
She’s a fucking idiot. I don’t know anyone that does not want free stuff. But I guess that’s supposed to be a bad thing now.
Yes, I’m looking forward to checking back on that blog in four years.
Hmm. So she is part of that 0 percent we heard so much about.
and there you have it.
Romney can have her vote.
Love how #BlackConservativesForRomney ignore TEAGOP wanting to repeal their voting rights. Good luck with that. examiner.com/article/texas-…— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
Mitt's Mormonism apparently only prevents him from releasing pre-2010 tax returns. He's just making stuff up now.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) August 23, 2012
Mitt is really getting desperate. Lying about tenets of his religion (which I have heard really frowns upon lying). In addition, I know Mitt does not want to remind people (especially his southern white base) about him being a Mormon, which many evangelicals view as being a “cult”. I am so happy that this tax return issue refuses to go away (despite Mitt/MSM wishes to the contrary).
Actually, there’s a thing they call ‘Lying for the Lord’. Something about the greater good and such as also too.
So that is why Mitt lies like a rug…He thinks he is lying for the Lord. So Mitt once again exploits a loophole.
Karl Rove & KOCHs pay TEAGOP to create hundreds of FAKE Twitter Accounts, all posting #BlackConservativesForRomney— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
It Couldn’t Be More Clear That The US Economy Is Now The Envy Of The World
With this fresh batch of Flash PMI numbers, it couldn’t be more clear that the US economy is the strongest in the world.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-relative-strength-2012-8#ixzz24NHeYawe
Paul Ryan Holds Event Criticizing The Military Spending Sequester He Voted For
#PaulRyanIsSoStupid He Holds Event Criticizing Military Spending Sequester He Voted For thkpr.gs/OamHgc #VoteOutGOP #DemLandslide2012— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
The reporter who was forbidden by Romney about asking questions regarding abortion and Akin, says that when she interviewed Pres. Obama the only limit placed on her was time. That was all. Pres. Obama never pre-screened her questions or forbade her from asking anything. Guess we know who the real leader is.
Reporter who was forbidden by @MittRomney to ask Q's about abortion & Akin says POTUS never forbade any of her Q's. That's a real leader.— (@utaustinliberal) August 23, 2012
Mittiot is apparently now LYING he made any restrictions (censored the press.)
@BloombergNews Can we get all the TEAGOP to go there and leave the rest of us alone? #VoteOutGOP #DemLandslide2012— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
So you CA guys and gals have settled the voting day registration issue? Good on you!
.@davidaxelrod 2nd time in 3 days that #Rushbo issued directives to #BainMitt and the Mittster obeyed re: Ryan's legislative twin Akin.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 23, 2012
will a reporter please ask @MittRomney why Joe Arpaio is speaking at his convention?— Steve Kimura (@stevekimura) August 23, 2012
Oh I can answer that. ‘Cause Kystal, Rove, Norquist, and the Kochroaches said so, that’s why.
They really are doing everything within their power to lose the Latino vote by a huge margin.
That’s ok because tey are counting on the plurality of White votes.
You did not hear? They are suing Napalitano for loosening of Deportations for Kids.
That is Stupid.
#TaxAmnestyFelon Romney HAZ A BIG SAD: Two Terrifying Charts For Mitt Romney businessinsider.com/romney-economi… #VoteOutGOP #DemLandslide2012— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
So McWhatWasIThinkingRunningForPresident endorsed Mittiful with grand media fanfare. He blows the intro by introducing him as the next President……Obama, and we haven’t heard from him since. They put him on mothballs and won’t even let him appear on the Sunday shows. Now here’s McImTooOldForThis’s pal Huckaboo is calling out his pal Mittiful out about dissin’ Akin.
Is McWhatever even invited to the convention, or is he relegated to shooting alligators in the Everglades with $arah Pay’em? Maybe McWhichWayIsUp and W will watch it together on the tee and vee.
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! OMG I love your McMemes sooooooooooooo much! EPIC AWESOMESAUCE!!! BRILLIANT! I’m seriously laughing so hard I have tears! ❤❤❤❤❤³
seriously…… McWhatever – omg I’m in pain. McImTooOldForThis
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I’m seriously weeping from laughing so hard. THANK YOU! :D
Too funny.. almost choked on my snacks
Ha not an Onion headline, Arizona’s Maricopa County sheriff, a leading proponent of strict immigration laws, is slated to address GOP delegates during the Republican National Convention — but not at the convention itself. Instead, his Aug. 30 gig will take place near an elephant enclosure at the Lowry Park Zoo, according to a statement by the Arizona GOP.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/08/23/20120823florida-arpaio-elephants-politico.html#ixzz24PUsCPFh
Nate Silver redeems himself by debunking the so-called most successful election predictor model that gave the win to Romney:
Well lookey here:
In Bain docs. released by Gawker, @ABC found that Romney used tax blockers to avoid paying taxes on current investments abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bain-d…— (@utaustinliberal) August 23, 2012
The private equity firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made use of arcane techniques in several of its Cayman Islands-based funds to avoid U.S. taxes, according to a trove of Bain Capital’s private audit and finance records made public on the website Gawker today.
The audited financial statements of one of the Cayman Islands funds make note of the use of “blocker” entities, which are used to help retirement accounts and nonprofit entities avoid some taxes. Financial statements for another fund note that it “intends to conduct its operations so it will … not be subject to United States federal income or withholding tax …”
Those details emerge on the statements of two funds in which Romney still holds a sizeable investment, according to the financial disclosure statements he filed when he announced his bid for president.
The publication of the Bain Documents on the Gawker website could rekindle debate about Romney’s role at the company, and specifically about Bain’s decision to domicile many of its funds in offshore locations known as tax havens.
Critics say Romney’s investments in these funds offer just the latest example of how wealthy Americans can shelter their investments to limit the amount they pay in taxes.
But “nothing to see here, move along”says that Fortune reporter.
New post everyone:
$Koch Builds Own 1800s Town in CO.Will 19th century laws be applicable: No Voting Rights Act of 1965 or 19th amendment? bloom.bg/OV3CL5— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 23, 2012
At next week’s Republican Convention you are going to have more guns, bibles and pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions in one square mile than the rest of America combined.
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