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This and That

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The Oval: President Obama celebrated working people on this Labor Day, but also blitzed Mitt Romney’s economic plan with football metaphors.

“There’s a flag on the play,” Obama told crowd of auto workers in Toledo, Ohio, at one point.

Riffing on Romney’s weekend claim that the economy needs “a new coach” in the White House, Obama said that “the problem is that everybody’s already seen his economic playbook … we know what’s in it.”

The “first down” is tax cuts for the wealthy that will lead to tax hikes for the middle class, Obama said. “Second down” is an audible” ending financial and environmental regulations. Romney’s “third down” is a “Hail Mary” of cuts that would “end Medicare as we know it.”

Obama’s suggestion for the fourth down of the Romney plan: “Punt it away! … It won’t work! It won’t win the game!

“You don’t need that coach,” he said of Romney. “That’s a losing season!”

More here

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Scott High School in Toledo, September 3

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VCStar.com: The connection Anthony and Julie Pierce feel to President Barack Obama goes far beyond party politics.

“It’s not just about Democrat vs. Republican,” Anthony Pierce said. “It’s very personal.”

The Simi Valley couple were so inspired by Obama and the story of his middle class upbringing that they decided four years ago to do what they could to put him in the White House.

They worked phone banks for Obama in Ventura County and campaigned for him in Texas and Nevada. Anthony Pierce even tried to win a slot as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. When that didn’t work out, the couple went to the convention anyway and watched Obama deliver his acceptance speech inside a jam-packed football stadium….

More here – thank you Arapaho415

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@NJedwina

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Toledo Express Airport, September 3 (Toledo Blade – thanks Dudette)

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Coming up (all times ET):

5:25: President Obama arrives in New Orleans

6:0: Receives a briefing at Emergency Operations Center, Saint John the Baptist Parish, La.

6:50: Tours damage caused by Hurricane Isaac

7:20: Delivers a statement at Saint John the Baptist Parish, La.

8:15: Departs New Orleans

10:45: Arrives at the White House

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OFA

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TOD fundraisers:

a4alice * Alycee * BWD * CollegeKay * Cookemom * DonnaDem4Obama

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

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

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Toledo Express Airport, September 3

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CNN live streaming is covering events in Charlotte in the build-up to the convention …. of course, some of the time there’s no sound :roll:

C-Span also has ongoing coverage

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The University of Colorado, September 2

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Paul Krugman: Remember Rosie Ruiz? In 1980 she was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon — except it turned out that she hadn’t actually run most of the race, that she sneaked onto the course around a mile from the end. Ever since, she has symbolized a particular kind of fraud, in which people claim credit for achieving things they have not, in fact, achieved.

And these days Paul Ryan is the Rosie Ruiz of American politics.

More here

McClatchy

Steve Benen: One of the more unexpected political controversies of the weekend involved Paul Ryan and, of all things, a marathon….

….. I couldn’t care less about Ryan’s athletic abilities, and the fact that he got caught lying about his marathon time is trivial when compared to the lies he told in his convention speech last week.

But therein lies the point: a pattern is emerging and it’s an important one. When Paul Ryan talks about public policy, he says things that aren’t true. When Paul Ryan talks about President Obama’s record, he says things that aren’t true. And when Paul Ryan talks about himself, he says things that aren’t true.

More here

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Nick Anderson

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Greg Sargent: Romney’s convention speech got lukewarm reactions: Gallup also finds that Romney’s speech was a wash, with roughly equal numbers saying they are more or less likely to vote for him as a result, and only 38 percent saying it was excellent or good — the lowest since Bob Dole.

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Business Insider

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153 Responses to “This and That”


  1. September 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    We’re gonna win this thing, peoples xoxoxox

  2. 3 Roberta in MN
    September 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    You are really busy today Chips. Welcome back.

  3. 4 Elle in MI
    September 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Labor day rally is great!

  4. 5 criquet
    September 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  5. 9 yardarm756
    September 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I’m loving it Admiral. You’re back with a vengeance, Wa Hoo! :-D

  6. 22 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The “Unnecessary Roughness” line is priceless. That really cracked me up. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. You can see POTUS is in his element. He was really having fun with the riff.

  7. September 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Fantastic post, Chips!!! You’re driving toward the touchdown, beautifully!!

  8. 24 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    ROTFLMAO!!! LAWD..that cartoon with Lyin’ Ryan’s nose growing into the massive tree with nesting birds and all has got me totally cracking up!!!!!

    Chips you’re on a roll today – more fierce than EVER!!! Thanks :) :)

  9. 26 Roberta in MN
    September 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Tweety is really going on today about the question “are you better off today than 4 yers ago” Interesting.

  10. 27 cookemom
    September 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    The crowd behind Chris Mathews on Andrea’s show are liking them some Tweety. I think one more episode of Newsweek for Chris outta do it.

    • 28 hopefruit2
      September 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      • September 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

        Yep, I think Chris is ready to drink every #NEWSTAINER’s ‘milkshake’ and stuff the cup in their mouth when he’s finished …

      • 30 Lovepolitics2008
        September 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        That was SO much fun to watch.

        I hope the Obama campaign sees this. Chris defended the Obama administration in an effective way, with a no nonsense language that everybody can understand. Country was going to hell, Pres. Obama saved it.

        • 31 joyfulmeme
          September 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

          I watched this a couple of times. Direct and to the point. Ms Mitchell didn’t know how to handle the facts. Her reporting is basically he said/she said.

          Regarding the bunch out yesterday on behalf of the president none of them had a good answer. I was shocked and dismayed with their answers. I kept screaming at the television, “You need to rephrase the question.” The country is better off. Not every American; but the country as a whole is better off.

    • 32 Lorraine
      September 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      They were definitely a responsive audience to his truth telling. He can teach O’Malley a thing or two.

  11. 33 vitaminlover
    September 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    4 more years!!!!! You better know it!!!!! Also, my President is getting just a tad bit too thin. Still extremely handsome though.

  12. 34 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    PAUL “LYIN” RYAN HAS MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF. DON’T BELIEVE A WORD HE SAYS.

    September 01, 2012 7:48 AM There goes Lyin’ Ryan (Rosie Ruiz edition)

    By Kathleen Geier

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    The latest controversy involving Rep. Paul “Lyin’” Ryan concerns whether, in a recent interview, willfully misrepresented the time it took him to run a marathon, some 20-odd years ago. He claims it was under three hours, but apparently it was actually over four.
    .
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    That said, ridicule is a powerful weapon, and one which progressives should not shy away from (though sadly, some of the more misguidedly high-minded ones among us do). Besides, if you think I’m going to pass up the opportunity to crack snarky Rosie Ruiz jokes at Ryan’s expense, you are so, so wrong. Clearly!

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    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_09/there_goes_lyin_ryan_rosie_rui039607.php#

  13. September 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    the republican = American Taliban Party

  14. 36 Sukey
    September 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Hi all Went to uptown Charlotte to see the street scene. Went on our light rail. Very exciting with delegates and cool booths from unions, NARAL , Obama Care etc. Very hot but lots of fun. Don’t have a ticket but still lots to see.

  15. 38 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Off-topic:
    Wounded warrior works as U.S. Open ballperson

    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/08/ap-wounded-warrior-works-as-us-open-ballperson-082912/

    NEW YORK — The red, white and blue sticker that U.S. Open ballperson Ryan McIntosh wears on his carbon-fiber prosthetic right leg packs a meaningful message: “Freedom is not free, but it’s worth fighting for.”

    Yet if the time he spends chasing tennis balls and handing water and towels to the world’s best players goes the way he hopes, hardly anyone will notice it.

    An Army specialist who lost his leg when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan two years ago, McIntosh is spending the end of his summer working for $7.75 an hour at Flushing Meadows. His goal: Trying to be helpful and invisible at the same time, an inspiration to people like himself but not a distraction to those he’s working for.

    “I’m just a ballperson when I’m here,” McIntosh, a 23-year-old from San Antonio, said Wednesday. “It’s the same when I’m in the Army. I’m just a specialist. I’m not anything special. I don’t consider myself a wounded warrior. When I have my uniform on, you cannot tell. And that’s kind of my biggest goal here, too.”

    That the Paralympic Games opened in London on Wednesday was not lost on McIntosh, who paid little attention to Oscar Pistorius before his injury but is now more in touch with the “Blade Runner’s” role in inspiring amputees to compete in both able-bodied and paralympic sports… [more in the article]
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    This fine young man is working Serena’s match which is underway now.

  16. September 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    So important to thank Chris Mathews for that segment … something we have all been striving to have brought to the attention of all Americans:

    • 41 Ladyhawke
      September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      JOHN NICOLS’ MOM IS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN PAUL RYAN.

      Thanks for posting Bobfr. I have to say what stuck with me the most from this excellent segment was when John Nicols said his mother lives in Lyin Ryan’s district and she was very disappointed about his dishonesty. I think that speaks volumes. And I sincerely hope it backfires on Ryan big time. The people in his district are finally finding out that he is a fake, phony and a fraud. This man can not be rewarded for his mendacity. He is making a mockery of our democracy. It is the truth that will save the day.

      • 42 Ladyhawke
        September 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        s/b John Nichols.

        • September 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

          Yes, that was poignant. And, what Mayor Brown said about the ‘stench’ of being a liar is so true – no amount of $$ can remove that stench.

          • 44 Ladyhawke
            September 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

            SPEAKING OF STENCH – Oh Bobfr you just reminded me of something….

            Romney’s “Unethical Stench”

            BY Andrew Sullivan – 8 Jun 2012 11:38 AM

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            PM Carpenter has reached his limit:

            There no longer exists any doubt that Mitt Romney intends to win the White House by conducting the most dishonest, unscrupulous and reprehensible campaign ever devised, in mere whimsy. The unethical stench of this man is not only breathtaking, it’s meteoric. I have never seen anything like it, never heard anything like it, never imagined anything like it.

            Romney will run against a fictional Obama, and Fox will provide the cover, and unless Obama is able to change the frame of this debate, the relentless propaganda will be potent. Yes, the level of deception is so great it’s breath-taking.
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            There is something increasingly chilling about this shape-shifter, isn’t there? He views himself as a product to be marketed to different audiences at different times. And the actual content of that product is completely malleable. It can change as swiftly as Mormon doctrine, when market share is at stake. To predict Romney, in other words, you simply have to merely examine the market he’s selling to.

            As I noted once before, he doesn’t just believe that corporations are people; he is a walking corporation masquerading as a person.

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            http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/06/romneys-unethical-stench.html

  17. September 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    As soon as he began with the football analogy, I remembered someone reporting Friday or Saturday about Romney being asked by reporters about one of the games and he ignored them. Because he has NO idea about “everyday” stuff like that. Just another example of how he canNOT relate. Gees, college football…..something that so many people are deeply involved in every week in the fall. He has NO clue!

  18. September 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Look what’s on today’s front page of our local newspaper.

    “For Simi Valley couple being Democratic delegates is a personal thing”

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/sep/02/for-simi-valley-couple-being-democratic-is-a/

    We’re in California CD 26, one that will *finally* switch to Dem after being a consistently Republican district for eons. We did, however, vote for Obama in 2008 (yay).

    Our GOP congressman, Elton Gallegly, chose not to seek re-election after congressional redistricting (happened after 2010 census, and was mandated by a successful proposition (grassroots at its best). So now the CD is up for grabs. He’s currently the chair of the House Immigration Committee, but like the rest of the GOP House, he has been pretty inert since he assumed the role last year.

    “JuliaBrownley.com Democrat for Congress“ conspicuously displays her affiliation with the Democrats on her website and in her promotional material. So she’s not shying away from the Democratic mantle.

  19. 47 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? Yes!

    By Bob Cesca:

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    In a speech filled with misleading statements and nostalgic lines about how wonderful life used to be before President Obama was inaugurated, the single-most ridiculous line from Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech Thursday night was this:

    “…Every president since the Great Depression who
    came before the American people asking for a second term could look back at the last four years and say with satisfaction, ‘You’re are better off than you were four years ago.’ Except Jimmy Carter. And except this president… This president cannot tell us that you’re better off today than when he took office.”

    He absolutely can, and he should. This is a risky question for Romney, by the way, since a Republican president with a strikingly similar economic agenda was in office four years ago, and he was navigating his way around a deepening economic crisis. Why would Romney even dare to bring this up?

    Yes, I agree that there are still people who are hurting.

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    http://thedailybanter.com/2012/09/are-you-better-off-than-you-were-four-years-ago-yes/

    • 48 susanne
      September 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      why would romney even dare to bring this up? depends on who he’s addressing.

      maybe he’s asking the question of his richie-rich friends. so, has pbo given you big tax breaks? has pbo let you put your hands in the medicare pocket and take out the money? has pbo turned social security money over to you for ‘investment’ purposes? no? well, then….

  20. 49 Tally
    September 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  21. 59 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I love the clip of Craig Robinson remembering the speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention. I watched that speech with my whole family. It had us all hoopin’ and hollerin’ and high-fivin’ throughout. We all just looked at each other and said “that guy’s gonna be President someday”.

    None of us dreamed thought it would be just 4 years later, but we are all so grateful that’s exactly what happened and despite the tremendous challenges he’s faced, including unprecedented attempts by the opposition to sabotage all of his efforts to move us FORWARD, he’s doing a fantastic job! We must do everything we can to make sure we keep him on the job! Obama-Biden 2012

  22. 60 Lorraine
    September 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    During Thomas Roberts’ (he is so fine) hour on MSNBC he talked about an ebook that was out stating that the Navy seal who wrote the book on the Bin Laden raid has an ax to grind with his fellow Navy Seal men. It was just a small mention but I listened to it. Interesting….

  23. 61 sheinfrance
    September 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    wHOA! hips is back and then some!

  24. 68 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    That football analogy is priceless. WILLARD AIN’T READY FOR THIS! These are the big leagues and PBO is a pro! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  25. 70 sheinfrance
    September 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Chips even :=)

  26. 75 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Delivering on the Democratic National Convention Committee’s (DNCC) commitment to hold the most open and accessible convention in history, the DNCC hosted a Community Open House at the Time Warner Cable Arena today, welcoming Charlotte residents and students to be among the first to see the convention podium where history will take place in less than a week.

    • 76 Dudette
      September 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Okay, I posted that video link wrong — it’s gonna show you all 44 videos fron the convention website. I was just trying to post the most recent one. Sorry about that!

      • September 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        Fixed it for ya Dudette, and added it to the post – thank you!!!!

        • 78 Dudette
          September 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

          Thanks Chips! :-)

          • 79 carolyn
            September 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

            This is great! Instead of blocking everything off with zillions of helmeted police, guard dogs and horses, we are inviting people IN! Just one more big difference between the parties.
            Thanking the people of Charlotte! That’s great, because I’m sure it is an imposition on a city’s residents for this big event to take place.

            • 80 Dudette
              September 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

              Yep, that’s the Convention Center for Tues-Wed. Looks beautiful!

              There’s also a Behind the Scenes video of the Bank of America stadium where the the President will speak Thursday night. I just figured out from that video and the seating chart that we’re going to be sitting up high (which is fine, I knew that), but BEHIND and to the right of the stage (not quite so fine, but okay). It’ll still be great to be there to HEAR him and feel the energy in the stadium no matter where we’re sitting.

              FORWARD!!

  27. 81 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Oh yeh: Serena won 6-0, 6-0. On the the quarterfinals!

  28. 82 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    See you guys later! Everyone enjoy the rest of your Labor Day!

  29. 83 Linda
    September 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Howard Fineman

    Obama’s Minority Voter Problem

    hahahahahaha…..His story is about an African American Republican he sat next to on the plane to Charlotte…..the man told him he is NOT voting this year.

    One person = Obama’s Minority Voter Problem per Coward Fineman

    What an arse.

    • 84 carolyn
      September 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      “Not voting” I assume that means not voting at all…not for Romney, not for our President. Okay…..then enjoy the next four years with our wonderful re-elected president.
      I watched Craig Robinson’s video about the 2004 convention speech……..that speech, even that little bit of it still has the power to reduce me to tears! No other political speaker in my lifetime has done that……

    • 85 japa21
      September 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Whoa, so an AA Republican who attended the Republican convention is not going to be voting for Romney andthat is a PBO problem? Sounds like that 0% is heading into negative territory for Romney.

  30. 86 Linda
    September 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A top Obama campaign official told The Huffington Post on Monday that the upcoming Democratic convention will feature multiple employees from companies managed by Mitt Romney’s former private equity firm, Bain Capital.

    The speakers are slated to discuss the business practices of the private equity world, likely in order to call into the question the conduct of Romney’s former firm while he was CEO. Employees at companies controlled or managed by Bain during Romney’s tenure have already had star turns in the campaign, both in Obama campaign conference calls and in television ads run by the campaign and its allied super PAC, Priorities USA Action.

    An earlier report suggested that officials with Bain Capital itself would be speaking at the Democratic convention, raising the specter of former Romney business partners criticizing his private sector record in primetime speaking slots. But the campaign official said that the collars on the stage would be blue, not white.

  31. 87 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Came back to leave this:

    Obama set for Monday visit to New Orleans area
    Details of trip not made public

    http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/Obama-set-for-Monday-visit-to-New-Orleans-area/-/9853400/16460064/-/14804c2z/-/index.html

    NEW ORLEANS —
    The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit the New Orleans area on Monday.

    Officials said Obama will travel to the area “to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac.”

    Details regarding the visit were not publicized, and it was not clear what communities he would tour.

    The afternoon and evening visit comes six days after Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Louisiana coast, devastating the region as it idled just west of New Orleans.

    States of emergency remain in effect across southeast Louisiana and in Mississippi…

  32. September 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  33. 95 desertflower
    September 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Happy Labor Day! Want Strong Unions and a Strong Work Force? Vote for President Obama!!

  34. 96 squarepeg
    September 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  35. 97 desertflower
    September 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/03/1126392/-Republicans-promise-to-roll-back-everything-Labor-Day-honors

    Here’s one way to understand just how anti-worker the 2012 Republican platform is. Look at this chart showing the relationship between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s funding and fatal work injuries, and consider that the Republican platform says that:
    But no peril justifies the regulatory impact of Obamacare on the practice of medicine, the Dodd-Frank Act on financial services, or the EPA’s and OSHA’s overreaching regulation agenda. A Republican Congress and President will repeal the first and second, and rein in the third.
    These are people’s lives we’re talking about. And where lives are not lost, we’re talking about injuries and illnesses. Saved by an “overreaching regulation agenda” that has, under President Barack Obama, amounted to 0.7 new safety regulations per year after eight years stalled at 0.3 per year under George W. Bush. OSHA has regulated two chemicals since 1997. There are two new chemicals developed every day. But to Republicans, this is too much regulation. They would make it basically impossible for the government to establish new regulations protecting workers from the new dangers they’d do nothing to rein in.

  36. September 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I got Cable tv in my camping Kottage.
    I flip the tv to CNN and the Coverage is awful, protesters and People who are disappointed in the President.
    The Coverage is disgusting.
    Is this the way it’s been all Day?

  37. September 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I absolutely love Craig Robinson.

  38. 104 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias

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    That the big defense of Paul Ryan is now “all politicians are liars” represents a huge collapse in his brand value.

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    • September 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      thanks, good one, just re-tweeted it.

      • September 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        I think this point is incredibly significant, the “Paul Ryan is a liar” meme has clearly been implanted but now some in the MSM are downplaying his lying, “everybody does it”, blah blah blah. However, the damage is done, Paul Ryan is no longer the earnest, blue-eyed congressional boy scout that a lot of the crushed-out media were depicting. Sweetest tweets I’ve seen all day.

  39. 107 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    FLOTUS has landed in NC!

  40. September 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  41. September 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I am better because i can sleep @ night knowing there is a President who is actually working for the 99%. Also…I HAVE that Spiderman/Obama comic. Saving it!

  42. September 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Clear …

  43. 114 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    THE ROMNEY-RYAN MEDICARE VOUCHER SYSTEM

    Lyin’ Ryan: The Widening Gap between Him and Truth (w/ charts)

    By Karen Y.

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    Ryan Lied about cuts to Medicare

    Paul Ryan also failed to mention that the Romney-Ryan plan would turn Medicare into a voucher program to pay for tax cuts for millionaires, or that their promise to repeal Obamacare would take away access to health care for 32 million Americans. With no alternative to Obamacare, Romney-Ryan enacting repeal would leave the elderly without Medicare coverage. As you may already know, Ryan’s budget, with its provision to turn Medicare into a voucher program passed the House last fall with only 10 Republican “nays”. It should be abundantly clear that repeal followed by a voucher system is the most likely Republican course of action. What does a Medicare voucher system mean?

    A Romney-Ryan Medicare voucher system means that the elderly will be given limited funds to purchase health insurance on the “free market” where ever-increasing well-care costs reside.

    A Romney-Ryan Medicare voucher system means that the elderly can be denied care due to pre-existing conditions. By the time you’re eligible for Medicare almost all your conditions are pre-existing.

    A Romney-Ryan Medicare voucher system means “don’t become hospitalized” because your healthcare spending has a ceiling and “all you have is that darn voucher.”

    A Romney-Ryan Medicare voucher system means that donut hole just expanded and ate the whole donut. If you need any substantial amount of prescription drugs, let me repeat: “all you have is that darn voucher.”

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    NOTE: It looks like the ‘LYIN’ RYAN” name is starting to sick. This post breaks down each lie and has a nice comparison chart on Medicare. More here……

    http://veracitystew.com/2012/09/02/lyin-ryan-the-widening-gap-between-him-and-truth/

  44. 115 utaustinliberal
    September 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    On the LIVE link for MSNBC, FLOTUS is conducting an interview with Ross the intern that will air on E News! It looks like a fun yet substantive interview. Lawrence Jackson is taking pictures of both of them.

  45. 119 Claire
    September 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Am I better off now than when we were losing 800k jobs per month, GM was going bankrupt, we were fully engaged in Iraq, bin laden was sending us monthly videos mocking the US, foreclosures were rising everyday, water boarding was acceptable, DADT was alive and well, healthcare costs were rising while less and less people were insured, FEMA was incompetent, gwb was trying to privatize social security, gwb/ryan blew a surplus and created unknown debt while charging 2 wars to the nation’s credit card, the US was hated around the globe…

    HELL yes I’m better off today!

  46. September 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    h/t ThePoliticalCarnival.net

  47. 125 0388jojothecat
    September 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I am better off now that GWB is out of the WH and PBO is IN the WH; I was better off when the Democrats ran BOTH the House and the Senate; IMO America and the World is better off with PBO in the WH and I wish he could be elected beyond 2016.

    I like so many sleep better knowing he is the President of the United States.

  48. 126 amk for obama
    September 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Long day. Gunnite folks.

  49. 129 Tally
    September 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

  50. September 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    So, Chips (or hips or Chops :D :D) … having some fun today … your community sure is … thanks to you!!! Happy Labor Day, champ!!

  51. 131 amk for obama
    September 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  52. 133 Linda
    September 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    How do we find the clip of Tweety smacking down Mrs Greenspan ?

  53. 134 utaustinliberal
    September 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Video of Chris Matthews talking about the disgusting racial anger Romney trying to stoke against Pres. Obama. Andrea Mitchell looks shocked.

  54. 141 utaustinliberal
    September 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  55. September 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I love this song. I hope they play this video during the convention on prime time…..

  56. 146 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Woke up to that &itch, SECupp saying PBO has “failed us” — my response:

  57. 148 Claire
    September 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    This may have been posted already, but in case you didn’t see it… Nate Silver debunks the 2, U of Colorado professors who claimed to have a model that always predicts accurate election results. They claimed that the model showed romney winning easily.

    “If you were demoralized by news of the recent election model that predicts a Romney victory, don’t be. Turns out it’s bullshit.
    Touted as a model “with 100% success rate for the past thirty years”, Nate Silver tells us that it is, in fact, a brand new model that has never been used before!”

    Nate also finds glaring problems with their methodology.

    The U. of Colo. model fits the equivalent of 7 unknowns to 8 elections. That’s not a good idea.

    The Colo. model also assumes huge effects from unemployment if incumbent is a Dem., but none if he’s GOP. Hard claim to defend.

    Also, it’s false advertising to claim CU model has predicted the last 8 elections right. It’s a new model. Hasn’t predicted anything yet.

  58. 149 Sue
    September 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Romney should have never brought up that football stuff! What a perfect reply President Obama, you are on it!! Yes we can!

  59. 152 Judith Fardig
    September 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Maryl1 – thanks for posting the vimeo! It took me right back to that freezing January day where I’ve never been with so many happy people in my entire life!

  60. 153 yardarm756
    September 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm


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