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This and That

Msg from The Obama Diary: Genuine bloggers who create their own posts in support of PBO are welcome to use anything from TOD – rebloggers, who only copy others in an attempt to up their traffic, are not. eg the reblogger who treats women like this – explicit – while copying TOD posts on women’s rights. He belongs in the GOP.

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President Obama talks with troops backstage before participating in a roundtable discussion at Fort Bliss in El Paso (Pete Souza)

Fort Bliss, August 31

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Gen. Lloyd Austin III at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, August 31. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Cagle

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Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XXXII

Check Steve Benen’s latest list

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Steve Benen: We’ve been keeping a close eye on Republican efforts to suppress early voting in Ohio, and Democratic efforts to create a level playing field. Today, a federal court delivered a major victory to those who support expansive voting rights and opportunities. See here

TNR: As the campaign hordes evacuate from here, attention shifts north to Charlotte, where the Democrats will offer their retort starting Tuesday. But the real story today is in Ohio, where a federal judge has restored voting hours on the final weekend prior to the election. Full article here

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Nick Anderson

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Paul Krugman: The Definition of Insanity Is doing the same thing over and over again …

Mike Konczal does what I was planning to do, and compares the (very thin) policy discussion in Mitt Romney’s big speech with previous GOP speeches. As he shows, Romneynomics 2012 is literally identical to McCainomics 2008, Bushnomics 2004, and Bushnomics 2000. Drill, baby, drill; cut taxes on rich people (why didn’t we think of that?); and so on.

More here

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Hgerhard * HZ * Judith Fardig * Mae Who Love Our CIC

Marlz * Meta * Pamela *prettyfoot58 * proudmemberofglobalzero * Rita * Theo67 * The Obama Diary

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191 Responses to “This and That”


  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    August 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Good Evening Ships First?

  2. 9 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
    August 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi TOD family

    • 10 vcprezofan2
      August 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      Well hello there, long time no talk! :lol: Has the michelling been producing any noticeable results? I’ve been longing to ask.

  3. 11 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    The real CIC!

    • 12 Dudette
      August 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      You can say that again.

      Somebody on the radio this morning said itt, who wants to be CiC, made absolutely no mention of the troops or the war in Afghanistan in his big speech last night. If that’s true, I wonder how that went over with our servicemen and women across the world.

  4. 13 vcprezofan2
    August 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Welcome back, CC! Put your feet up and someone will bring you a drink , while Dudette does her victory dance for you. Congrats Roberta. You can enjoy it too.

      • 15 vcprezofan2
        August 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        Have you seen the newer Dudette, dancing around and up and down the stairs waving her arms?

        • 16 Dudette
          August 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm

          Wavin’ ‘em like I JUST DON’T CARE, Bayyyybeeee!!! :-D

          • 17 vcprezofan2
            August 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm

            “grin: :grin: (Think CC knows yet? Doesn’t seem so.)

            • 18 Dudette
              August 31, 2012 at 8:06 pm

              Well, you know, I don’t wanna brag too much… ;-)

              • August 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm

                Oh. My. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd: I just saw your ticket news!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER EVER EVER!!!! Absolutely thrilled for you Dudette, this has made my day!! :-)

                • 20 Dudette
                  August 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm

                  Thank ya, Dahhhlin’! I’m pretty stoked myself! :-D

                  If you hear some fool yelling “I LOVE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT” from the nosebleed section at inappropriate times during the broadcast — that’ll be ME!!

              • 24 Smoothscotch
                August 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm

                Serious? Lucky you.

                • 25 Dudette
                  August 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm

                  Indeed! I have been smiled upon from on high! My cup runneth ovah!!!

                  • 26 sherijr
                    August 31, 2012 at 8:51 pm

                    oh so very happy for you Dudette!!! Congratulations :) :)

                  • 27 Judith Fardig
                    August 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

                    Dudette – We’re all so happy for you and eager to hear your eye-witness report. Can’t wait for the Democratic Convention to wipe out the ugliness that happened this week in Tampa. Time for some real truth telling that only our side seems to care about! You will be in the presence of greatness. I will listen for the President to say to you, “I love you back!”

              • 28 prettyfoot58
                August 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

                Congratsssssssssssssssssssss Dudette….i wanted so much to be there…i know that it will be simply ….simply AWESOME…will you be taking anyone with you…can you bring a computer in…cause you know you have to live blog it to us here….what day will you be there…hahahahahaha…taking a deep breath….. :-D

                • 29 Dudette
                  August 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm

                  Thanks pf! I was gonna give the tix to my parents, but their health wouldn’t allow them to stand in long lines and they probably wouldn’t be comfortable sitting in the heat all day and night either. So my sister and I will just have to suffer through all the noise and speeches on Thursday night (when the President speaks). It’s a tough job, but… well, you know! :-)

                  I will definitely be reporting back to my TOD Fam! Will have the iPhone in hand (I hope they let people bring in their phones).

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                  Look at what meta found!!

                  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/08/28/us/politics/20080828_OBAMA_PANO.html

                  I’ve been staring at it ever since she posted the link. She’s right — put it on full screen and blast the volume! Chills!!!

                  • 30 prettyfoot58
                    August 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm

                    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!…DUDETTE…I CAN HEAR YOU AND YOUR SIS NOW!!!!!…HAHAHAHA

                  • 31 ourmanflint
                    August 31, 2012 at 9:43 pm

                    suffering?????? :roll: that’s the kind of suffering I would gladly endure…. i am sure you think the same

                  • 32 anameti
                    August 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm

                    Congratulations Dudette, I live in Charlotte and the tickets are very hard to come by. I intend to just go to uptown, hoping to at least catch a glimpse of the presidents convoy.

  5. 33 Tally
    August 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    • 34 Roberta in MN
      August 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      They are also demeaning the Office of te President. So come the next President, they can be disresprected also. It’s the dumming down of our society and whoa to us if we let that keep on happening. Thanks Tally,

  6. 35 PoliticalJunkessa
    August 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    That damn head tilt, smirk, and lip smack — ewww and ugh! :evil:

  7. 36 Smoothscotch
    August 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Hi guys, loooong day, too much wine last night. So I see PBO doesn’t excite the armed forces. What’s happening?

  8. 37 Dudette
    August 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Well Hi there, Friends!

    Thought you might like to see this short video of Mr. Obama out to some Snoop Dogg (he mentions his 3 yr old Sasha, so that gives you an idea how old it is). Watch the future President, droppin’ like it’s hot (sort of). :-)

    Wwarning: video quality is not so hot, but the guy in it sure is!

  9. August 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Guys!!

    Just bought a long sleeved top from barackobama.com and donated $20.00. Had a coupon code too! WooHoo.

    See here for coupon codes: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/barackobama.com

  10. August 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Karl Rove phoned Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to apologize for having joked about killing the Republican congressman, an Akin spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.

    LOL!

    • 55 COS
      August 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Jovie, I would bet that he told him he would be sending him money, especially since the race is still close. I don’t understand why it is still close.

  11. 56 Dudette
    August 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Kickin’ the shoes off so I can do this THANG right…

    • 57 isonprize
      August 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      ooooh, Dudette. I have jammed, JAMMED, JAMMED!!! ’til I lost a few pounds on this JAM!!!! Clearly we have started the party early. I have to take a break, but I should be back later with my DJ hat on! STILL doin the happy dance for you!!!

  12. 59 edwina3
    August 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm

  13. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Love the cartoon showing Romney as an “empty suit.” That’s a suit that fits him perfectly.

  14. 66 Dudette
    August 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I wonder if I can learn this before next Thursday! Somebody might ask me to demonstrate! :-D :-D :-D

  15. 71 Claire
    August 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Okay… enough Ed. You don’t have to show every speaker.

  16. August 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    This is for ChristiMTL, previous thread:

  17. August 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    And for Dotster3, previous thread re: concerns about R-money’s stagecraft last night (the exact replica from the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City).

    Not sure what she was talking about. As I’m sure Desertflower can attest to, Mormon temples are elaborate white affairs with multiple spires. They stand out in any neighborhood, and are prevalent thoughout the southwest (including Southern California, where I’m a lifelong resident).

    Here’s last night speech (you only need to watch for 2 seconds), and I don’t see any nod to Mormon temples. PBO supporters should not be paranoid conspiracy believers like RWNJs are.

    • 76 dotster3
      August 31, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Not sure why you’re so bothered by my relaying the reporting on the Thom Hartmann Show. “She” (me) was merely reporting what the daily correspondent for that program, Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News Service said today——-that the set up within the convention center was rebuilt for Romney’s speech to the same specifics as is used by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. I’m assuming her source had to be a Mormon because you have to be a Mormon to enter the temple. (my husband and friends tried once when they were in the area and were surprised they were not allowed). And I gave my personal opinion that I thought this was creepy. I don’t like any aspect of religion in my politics or government. End of story. Nothing to obsess about.

      • 77 dotster3
        August 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

        And, by the way, they had a discussion about this for a few minutes, saying, among other things, that this was done to make Romney feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and that Romney would want to keep true to Mormon religious rituals and beliefs, has a devotion to same.

    • 78 desertflower
      August 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, sweetie! I don’t know NOTHIN’ about those Mormon temples:) Though there are TONS of Mormons here…..I don’t think that I could pick one out.

      • 79 Dee
        August 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm

        Two things, been in the SLC temple and many others quite a few times. The tabernacle choir sings in the tabernacle or the conference center. They are not temples, anyone can go there. Perhaps she was talking about the acoustics. There is no performances in the temple. Secondly the only time the temple is open to anyone is during the open house before it is dedicated, then only those of us with temple recommends can enter.

  18. 80 isonprize
    August 31, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Now, bringin’ it NEW school, I couldn’t resist….

    Hey Dudette, I’m sure you have THESE kind of moves too! :cool: :cool: :wink:

    Marquese Scott doing a “dubstep” This young man defies gravity and clearly has a different bone structure than most mere mortals!

  19. August 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    As for “throwing Israel under the bus:”

  20. 91 57andFemale
    August 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I only wish I had more to donate today. I did as much as I could, and it was way fun to use my husband’s Rush Limbaugh-loving friend’s money to do it! But I wish I had more to give. the lies are out there, and there are idiots who are swayed by lies. The world needs this President to win, and win handily.

  21. 95 a4alice
    August 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Dudette! I heard via carrier pigeon all the way in Minnesota! You got Tickets!!! w00t! You must flying high – congrats! You’ll have to tell us all about the sounds and people and EVERYTHING when you get back. :D

  22. 96 Dudette
    August 31, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Gotta roll out for a bit. But I’ll be back for more PARTYING!!! Skirt hiked up, sleeves rolled up, shoes kicked off! :-D

  23. 98 susanne
    August 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    it’s you, women! let me mentor you, and you can run a great company, like, oh, say, curl up and dye salon.

    ‘ “In business, I mentored and supported great women leaders who went on to run great companies,” Romney said yesterday in his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, where he formally accepted the party’s nomination for president.

    Bain, which Romney ran for 15 years until 1999, counts seven women among its 87 managing directors and senior executives, or 8 percent.

    The comparable figure for the country’s six biggest investment and commercial banks is 30 percent, while women make up 13 percent of the senior ranks at 10 of the largest traditional-asset managers. ‘

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-31/romney-s-lbo-world-is-boys-club-with-few-top-women.html

  24. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give”

    Please help President Obama win reelection and be competitive in the battleground states by “giving” a $5 donation before the month end Fundraising deadline tonight.

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3

  25. 100 joyfulmeme
    August 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I just watched the president on CSPAN. He looked particularly handsome today.

  26. 101 susanne
    August 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    from johathan alter in bloomberg:

    ‘ Obama doesn’t have character weaknesses that can be exploited. He makes a small target, which is frustrating for Republicans. His failures on the economy might not be enough to get Romney over the finish line. So after the glow of their convention wears off, Republicans will probably be back on the same low road they have traveled in the past. ‘

    ‘ In employing dog whistles, the Romney campaign is tapping into racial themes that Republicans have used going back to 1968, when Richard Nixon inaugurated his infamous “Southern strategy.” ‘

    ‘ Meanwhile, a welfare dog whistle continues to account for half of Romney’s paid advertising against Obama. A Romney ad in heavy rotation says that under a recent welfare-policy change “they just send you your welfare check.” That’s false, but it successfully conjures unemployed people sitting on the couch mooching off the middle class. ‘

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-31/romney-campaign-mutes-the-racial-dog-whistles-for-tampa.html

    • 102 4morefor44
      August 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      president obama hasn’t had “failures on the economy,” dumbass alter. he stopped from it from becoming a depression, saved the auto industry especially general motors, and started putting in the first regulations in decades to help stop that from happening again, and all with the most obstructionist congress in america’s history. those are facts. republicans are the ones with failures, you twit, alter.

      • 103 sherijr
        August 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm

        thank you for that 4more- I doubt anyone can really imagine how horrible things would have become had POTUS not save this country economically… failure my ass. Only folks like mom who’ve lived through the depression & food lines, etc… know how truly truly bad- for who knows how long. He saved this country every way he possibly could w/ absolutely zero help from more than half of Congress, with a whole lotta folks bitching at him the entire 3+ years. Jonathon Alter is a fool.

        • 104 jackiegrumbacher
          August 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm

          And had Congress cooperated one little bit–like passing the American Jobs Act — the economy would be operating on all cylinders right now. We’d have more vital public sector jobs and our infrastructure would be repaired. . The blame needs to go where it belongs — on Boehner and his vengeful, small-minded, idiot tag team and on McConnell for putting political games over his loyalty to his country.

          • 105 Zekke Lydonna
            August 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

            I am waiting for MSM to start asking Robme and his people what they think about Republican Obstruction. Haven’t heard it yet. Have you?

            I am tired of hearing MSM say PBO can’t run on his record. Fuck yeah. He can and is.

          • 106 sherijr
            August 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

            damn right jackie!

    • 107 Lovepolitics2008
      August 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      THIS is the biggest challenge: to counter the lies. How do you deal with a campaign which CONTINUES to lie even after the media has denounced your lies ?

      In a perfect world, the media would pull out the ads, refusing to be complicit in a campaign of deception. Or journalists could refuse to do any interviews of republicans, and explain why. One can dream…

      • 108 Zekke Lydonna
        August 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm

        This is a dilemma for Media because everyone can now see the ‘Elephant’ in the Room. No turning back. Will they challenge? It’s on them now, and they must surely know it. Cowards or Journalists? Everyone is watching. They will be called out for their bullshit.

      • 109 nathkatun7
        September 1, 2012 at 2:12 am

        You make good suggestions, Lovepolitics2008. The problem, however, is most of the media really want President Obama to be defeated. That is why the denunciation of Mitt’s lies are very mild. They are no where near the intensity of the media outrage about: the ads showing Romney’s Bain capital destroying jobs; Senator Reid’s suggestion that Mitt Romney may not have paid taxes for the past ten years; and VP Biden remarks about Wall Street shackles if the Dodd-Frank law were to be repealed.

    • 110 dotster3
      August 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      The ugly lying Willard campaign must have seen some shift in poll numbers where they have the ugly lying welfare ad airing—-because that is their favorite—–running non-stop in battleground states—–as they intentionally stir up resentments.

      • 111 anniebella
        August 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

        One thing you do about the welfare ad is you have the President who sign the welfare bill in to law speak about it, and you can count on President Clinton talking about that when he speak at the Democratic Convention and people will listen too.

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  28. August 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    It really is this simple … the fail is colossal ….

  29. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    The response to support our President today has been incredible. I plan to keep it going until midnight ;)

  30. August 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Love that ‘jobs plan’ video!!!! :)

    • 118 ourmanflint
      August 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      I want to retweet this till the end of the election campaign!!!!!!! crickets on the r-money plan to strengthen the middle class in America

  31. August 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    For the people who put the money where their mouth is …

  32. 120 dotster3
    August 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Ashley Judd and Ben McKenzie on Iowa Heartland Tour 2012 in my old home town of Mason City (home of the Music Man!—claim to fame)—-as they make stops all around Iowa today leading up to PBO’s appearance in Des Moines tomorrow at the Living History Farm, which they’re calling BaRockDSM—–will include performances by The National, an indie rock band and Cris Cornell, not familiar with either, not that that is significant.

  33. 122 Rita
    August 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Hey everyone! IMPORTANT!! Need help!!

    I just got this in the email…

    “ATTENTION! TO EVERYONE THAT’S VOTING IN THE NOVEMBER 2012 ELECTION!!

    THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN VERIFIED AS BEING “TRUE” THROUGH SNOPES.COM!
    IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VOTE A “STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET” THIS NOVEMBER, BE SURE TO “PUNCH PRESIDENT OBAMA’s NAME “FIRST” ON THE CARD, THEN PROCEED TO PUNCH “STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET”! IF YOU DON’T PUNCH PRESIDENT OBAMA NAME FIRST ON THE TICKET, YOUR VOTE WILL BE VOIDED!!!!

    PLEASE PASS THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TO ALL YOUR E-MAIL FRIENDS AND FAMILIES. I’M SURE THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE TOLD TO YOU AT THE POLLS THIS COMING NOVEMBER!!!!!!
    GOD BLESS!”

    I checked out the Snopes page: http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/straightticket.asp – and it says this is applicable to North Carolina only! Is that 100% accurate? There’s good advice on the Snopes page to always check a sample ballot, but some people do not. How do we broadcast this message?

    Suggestions? Thanks!!

    • 123 magapie
      August 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      No idea but that sounds damn suspicious because it’s so illogical. It might be YET ONE MORE refugg tactic to alter the election. You punch PBO and then ALSO straight ticket and maybe you invalidate your entire ballot?? Again, I’m just wondering becuase it doesn’t sound right at all.

      • 124 Rita
        August 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

        What they’re saying is that a straight ticket vote (STV) is not enough. You still need to select the Presidential ballot. That’s logical when you think about it, but some people may think that just voting STV means you’re done, no need to select President as well. And that’s not true.

        • 125 magapie
          August 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm

          You may be right. I’m an old f**ker so STV ALWAYS meant the President on down. ALWAYS. Maybe it changed? Could be. But the ReMAGGOTians have and are spreading false messages about EVERYTHING to tactically supress the vote in targeted places. Polling locations have changed when they haven’t. Polling hours have chnaged when they haven’t ….on and on and on……

    • 127 forus50
      August 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      If it wasn’t from an official Dem party or someone you know then why consider it valid? You can check with your local OFA office on these types of election questions.

      • 128 Rita
        August 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        Snopes says it’s valid, but only for North Carolina. But even if it’s only for one state, this is is pretty important. And yes, I’m already checking with OFA . Thanks.

      • 129 Obama Grandmama
        August 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        Couldn’t you just vote individually for each office and avoid the STV box? Wouldn’t that be counted if you voted for each Dem on the ticket including the Prez? Seems if it was questionable that would take care of it to me.

        • 130 Dudette
          August 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

          Exactly OG, when I lived in NC, I never trusted that Straight Ticket crap. It’s lazy and prone to errors (read: manipulation) big time.
          How hard is it to go through the ballot and just click on the names of the people that you want to vote for?

    • August 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Call your local OFA and the following has been tweeted to …

      • 132 Rita
        August 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        Thanks, Bob! :)

      • 133 yardarm756
        August 31, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Be advised that this voter suppression is going to take place on several levels. Look for the electronic voting machines to be rigged too. An expose’, a few years back, showed how the machines could be set up so the third or fourth vote could be directed wherever the fixer wished. Adjustments were made before the machines leave the warehouse.
        We must be vigilant. Batten down the hatches.

    • August 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      It’s real, but they usually inform you at the poll and it’s written on the ballot:

      “A Straight Party vote does not vote for US President and Vice President, unaffiliated candidates, or nonpartisan offices or issues.”

      ftp://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/enrs/samples/DURHAM/8GDURH03.pdf

    • August 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      What a bizarre way to vote.

    • 139 jackiegrumbacher
      August 31, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      My suggestion. Rita? Call your county voter registration office, which sets up the ballots for election day. Every county has one. Call and ask directly how straight ticket voting will work in your county on election day. In some states, like Pennsylvania, each county has its own voting machine–there is no uniformity in the state. So find out what’s true in your area and then tell people that you talk to. Your local OFA rep should also be aware of how the ballot will be set up, Confirm with your OFA rep what you learned from your county voter registration office and then make sure that the information is correctly given out to all voters during GOTV.

    • 141 yardarm756
      August 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      No Rita. It’s applicable here in Illinois. At least in Chicago. I got one too from a friend with legal ties.

    • 142 nathkatun7
      September 1, 2012 at 2:22 am

      What you should be focused on is the source! Once you know the source you can then determine authenticity. For me, any thing that does not come from DNC, DSCC, DCCC, or OFA is very suspect. Unless of course it’s sent from a reputable organizations, like the AFL, that support the President

  34. August 31, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Most Americans are still not aware of these crucial facts. That needs to change well before 6 Nov 2012.

  35. 144 LaDLove
    August 31, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Maddow is KILLING tonight. She said the GOP should be renamed the PHM — Party of Huddled Masses. Then she did a montage of the “We were so poor, we could only afford 2 letters — we were po’.” from the convention last night. I think Miss Ann was my fav.

  36. August 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  37. 149 amk for obama
    August 31, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    • 150 COS
      August 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Wow Amk, I had to step back and take a look at this one twice. So true:) Now Paul Ryan will forever be known as a liar like Bob McDonell is known as “Mr Vaginal probe”. He was Mr. Clean when he was restricted to his Wisconsin district but now he is playing on the nat’l stage.

  38. 152 amk for obama
    August 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    In less than 24 hours, I am off to the land of Mandela and land of burt cert after that. You all have been warned.

    • 153 ourmanflint
      August 31, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Great! Thanks for the warning, have a great time, amk

    • August 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      I can’t believe that the miners are being charged with the murder of their colleagues. That’s, how shall I put it? Oh, yeah, FUCKED UP.

    • 159 nathkatun7
      September 1, 2012 at 2:39 am

      Have a wonderful trip, AMK! I am sure you know that you would be visiting a land where your great leader, Gandhi, launched his political career. I hope your trip is not all business and you will take time to enjoy the beauty and flavor of South Africa. I never imagined that I would live long enough to see the end of Apartheid in South Africa. It turns out I was sadly mistaken and overly pessimistic. I hope you will share with TOD family about your visit “to the land of Mandela.”

  39. August 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Once again, thanks go out to all the committed and generous TODers for contributing to PBO’s re-election. It’s exciting to see this level of support when PBO needs it the most. Next week will be a tremendous boost for us regardless of what stupid mayhem the RWNJs make up or whatever nonsense the MSM obsesses about day after day. FORWARD!!

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  41. 163 Pamela
    August 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    A huge shout out to everyone who has donated to my FR page today! I will send you each a note, but for now I cannot say how lovely it is to see my 3rd goal sighing reach! Had an email earlier thanking me for being a longtime and generous supporter, and to invite me to a call with PBO this Sunday, but, tears are flowing, I will not be on the call as I am working at that hour, but my heart will be there! I did not make my maximum amount by tonight’s deadline, but I think the primaries don’t end until after PBO accepts the nomination, right? I just need a little more time, then I will zap it! Have a wonderful evening everyone! :lol:

  42. 165 anniebella
    August 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Anyone have time for POTUS event in Iowa. I want to make sure I don’t miss it.

  43. August 31, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    So, some time soon I shall have to have the L.A. TODers over to Casa LL and Wifey for a bbq and a few rounds of my famous gimlets. A very cute bartender with the most amazing ink gave me what may be the best gimlet recipe ever.

  44. August 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Performance schedule for the DNC released!

    The schedule of performances at the 2012 Democratic National Convention:

    Thursday, September 6 (Bank of America Stadium)
    Foo Fighters
    Mary J. Blige
    Earth, Wind and Fire
    James Taylor
    Delta Rae
    Inspire the Fire
    Marc Anthony (national anthem)

    Wednesday, September 5 (Time Warner Cable Arena)
    DJ Cassidy
    Jessica Sanchez
    Branford Marsalis (national anthem)

    Tuesday, September 4 (Time Warner Cable Arena)
    DJ Cassidy
    Ledisi
    Amber Riley (national anthem)

    http://www.demconvention.com/pressrelease/dncc-announces-full-performance-schedule-for-the-2012-democratic-national-convention/

  45. 187 dotster3
    August 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    This needs to move beyond msnbc viewers——that Paul Ryan should be ashamed of himself for lying about the GM plant closing in Janesville (Ed show)

    http://leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/31/13597416-ex-janesville-gm-plant-employee-paul-ryan-ought-to-be-ashamed-of-himself?lite

  46. August 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  47. 190 Dudette
    August 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Time to Pump it up People!!

  48. August 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I just wanted to thank Chips again for posting the fundraising links, and to everyone who graciously gave ( and those who graciously gave again)! Every penny counts.


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