179 Responses to “Heads Up: The Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House”


  1. 1 collegekay
    September 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

    First?

  2. 10 martha
    September 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

    congrats on your call from he President collegekay, so exciting.

  3. 14 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Hey chips. Hint, hint.. Nudge, nudge.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5o3oj1ngOI

  4. 30 desertflower
    September 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    This. And all the little sheeple have no idea what’s happening.

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/mike-papantonio-hostile-takeover-republica

  5. 31 utaustinliberal
    September 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Hey Chips, CNN has live streaming of the Olympians at the white house.

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=4

  6. 32 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

    A WELL-TRAVELED BUSINESSMAN WHO RAN THE 2002 WINTER OLYMPICS AND SPEAKS FRENCH.

    Mitt Romney won’t stop attacking

    By Roger Simon

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    “The governor is an extraordinarily well-traveled businessman, he lived overseas as a young man, he speaks French, he understands the world and he’s written extensively about foreign policy and national security. The idea that he’s this naive guy at 65 years old, given his experience heading the Olympic Winter Games and everything else, I just don’t think that’s going to play.”

    So when news came about the breaching of the security wall around our embassy in Egypt and the terrible killing of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi, I’ll bet you had the same thought I did: “If only we had a well-traveled businessman in the White House! If only we had a guy who speaks French! If only we had a guy who could use his deep understanding of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and apply those lessons to Libya and Egypt, then I would feel safer tonight!”

    As I said, one does not know whether to laugh or cry.

    ————————————–

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81137.html?hp=l4

  7. 35 COS
    September 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Good morning TOD friends. I just heard that Ryan and Mittens will stsrt their intelligence briefings next week. I hope they are limited.

  8. 38 donna dem 4 obama
    September 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Has that Rinse Prewash guy been on any of the talk shows since making that remark about the President the other day. I’m just curious as to whether they have him in hiding??

  9. 45 cookemom
    September 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Gooooood Morning O folks!!!!! What a great getting up day again for us TODsters! Poor Mittiful, he’s backing off his crazy from earlier in the week. His surrogates are out there serving him no real purpose. They are sounding more and more incredulous. The poll numbers are horrible for him. PBO leads with a cushion that even $$$$$$ in ads will not sway enough undecideds his way. He’d have to get 80% of undecideds in 10 swing states. There isn’t that much money in the world, this late in the campaign. I wonder how many times Ann has the maid bop him over the head with a frying pan for losing her turn in their next house to us people.

    My political take today is PBO does it again. Folks are running around all aghast at him saying that Egypt is neither our ally, nor enemy. Yet, today the head of Egypt has made sure that there are no threats to the embassy or any US personnel there. They have been regulated to the town square for their protest. I don’t know when people are going to realize there is not coincidences when it comes to PBO. He was not talking to anyone here in America. The person who needed to hear his message was all ears.

    • 50 99ts
      September 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

      I’ve been watching teamUSA at the white house – what a delightful group of young people – can’t imagine cardboard mitt in the middle of them.

    • 51 donna dem 4 obama
      September 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Brutal was putting it nicely!

      {Snip}

      “Fact is: hardly anyone really likes Mitt Romney, even people who say they do — and it showed. He’s everybody’s Cracker Jack box without a prize, the kid to whose birthday party no one wants to be invited to, even though his house has a swimming pool. He’s the would-be head of the richest and most powerful nation on earth, from whom you wouldn’t buy a vacuum cleaner without a money-back guarantee.” :razz:

  10. 52 utaustinliberal
    September 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    The white house staff are cracking me up. They’re all such well oiled machines. It’s cute to watch how they have every tiny detail planned out.

    • 53 99ts
      September 14, 2012 at 10:43 am

      There are some perks to the job – President removes coat – instantly taken by an aide – Mitt will be green when he doesn’t get “his turn”.

  11. September 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Why is Robney addressing the UN?

  12. 62 TrumpDog
    September 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    My vent for today. I cringe when I see a sentence that begins

    The Obama campaign should have…

    :roll:

    • 63 Linda
      September 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

      psychology 101…

      Avoid using the word ” should “

    • 64 cookemom
      September 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

      For me, it’s “PBO needs to….”

    • 66 Dudette
      September 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Me too TD. It’s not just on the so-called pundits either. We rank in file Dems do it too. Listening to poopy-heads in line with me waiting for DNC tickets complain about how the ticket drawing should have been done this way or that way. It took every ounce of restraint I could muster to not admonish them. “You’re standing in line to get a free ticket to see the President of the United States. All you had to do was just give them your contact information and wait. WTF is hard about that? Let these people do their jobs. Either join the campaign and help out or STFU”. I didn’t say anything cuz I don’t speak rationally when I’m angry and I knew it wouldn’t have been pretty. A couple of people caught me rolling me eyes and nodded in silent agreement. Some people make you wanna just smack ‘em upside their heads.

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Law of constructive relationships: Don’t SHOULD on me.

  13. September 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

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    As Mr. Obama seeks re-election, that world is a distant memory. Some of the mightiest players in the oil, gas and coal industries are financing an aggressive effort to defeat him, or at least press him to adopt policies that are friendlier to fossil fuels. And the president’s former allies in promoting wind and solar power and caps on greenhouse gases? They are disenchanted and sitting on their wallets.

    This year’s campaign on behalf of fossil fuels includes a surge in political contributions to Mitt Romney, attack ads questioning Mr. Obama’s clean-energy agenda, and television spots that are not overtly partisan but criticize administration actions like new air pollution rules and the delay of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

    Uh huh, uh huh!

  14. 70 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T HAVE AMNESIA. “ROMNEY IS BUSH ON STEROIDS”

    Bush is gone, but not forgotten

    By Steve Benen

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    CNN released an interesting poll yesterday that, on the surface, appeared to offer bad news for incumbent officeholders, especially President Obama. A plurality of Americans believes they’re worse off than they were four years ago, and only a third believes the economy is in good shape.

    But the larger question is more important: who do Americans hold responsible for our ongoing challenges? I put together a simple chart to show why Republicans are discouraged by the results.
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    The public’s appetite for a third Bush term, however, is quite limited.

    Is it any wonder so many Republicans are trying to bully Democrats into not mentioning Bush? The GOP seems to realize their fortunes rest on voters forgetting about the former president altogether.

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    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/14/13861546-bush-is-gone-but-not-forgotten

  15. 72 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON – Mitt Romney’s Policies Are George W. Bush ‘On Steroids’

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    Here are excerpts of Clinton’s remarks, per the White House transcript:

    …When you become President, your job is to explain where we are, say where you think we should go, have a strategy to get there, and execute it. By that standard, Barack Obama deserves to be reelected President of the United States. And I’m going to tell you the only reason we’re even meeting here. I mean, this is crazy — he’s got an opponent who basically wants to do what they did before, on steroids — which will get you the same consequences you got before, on steroids….
    .
    .
    …Why do I tell you this? Because somebody will say to you, maybe, but I don’t feel better. And you say, look, the man’s not Houdini; all he can do is beat the clock. He’s beating the clock….We are moving this country forward. We are going in the right direction under President Obama’s leadership. So I think he’s done a good job. I think he is beating the historical standard for coming out of a financial collapse and a mortgage collapse. I think the last thing you want to do is to turn around and embrace the policies that got us into trouble in the first place. We need to keep going forward by reelecting Barack Obama President of the United States.

    ————

    Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-30/politics/31488761_1_mitt-romney-romney-campaign-biggest-fairy-tale#ixzz26SIRj75h

  16. September 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Now, Jeb Bush is lying, must be catchy!
    He says, no difference between Obama/Robney policies on Education.
    That is what we call, a Bold faced lie!

  17. 75 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 10:56 am
  18. 78 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Five Reasons Mitt Romney Is Losing

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    Republicans like to tell themselves that this election is like 1980 when Ronald Reagan came back after the debates to defeat President Jimmy Carter. What they miss is that Reagan led in that election all summer after Carter’s bruising primary win over Ted Kennedy. Mitt Romney has never led in this race.
    .
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    The More Voters Know Mitt, The Less They Like Mitt

    The Obama Delusion

    Women

    Minority Voters

    The Republican Brand

    ===============================

    Read detailed analysis of all five reasons here…..

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/five-reasons-mitt-romney-is-losing/?25030#25030

  19. 79 Dudette
    September 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Great song about FLOTUS. Found it on Smartypant’s blog

  20. 80 lisalovesobama
    September 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I love PBO and everything, but I wanna see FLOTUS HUGS!!!! they are the best ever.

  21. 83 dotster3
    September 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

  22. 85 sherijr
    September 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Yes I did just spend an hour watching people hug ~ it was M A H V E L O U S :)

  23. 86 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

    • 87 dee
      September 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Yes, I was getting ready to post that On the drive home this am, I thought I heard in an interview that when asked what he tought was the middle class income he said 200-250K/year.What!!! The j\labor dept actually define it around 50K. This man just really has no clue about regular peoples lives, and these white middle class males who have that income are the ones supporting him. Clueless!

  24. 88 dotster3
    September 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Evacuation of all bldgs. at N.Dak. St. in Fargo also due to bomb threat. We have a lot of crazy people in this country.

    http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/374315/

  25. 89 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 11:15 am

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

      More than 80 % of Europeans would vote obama. Without a doubt!

      • 92 Titti
        September 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

        That’s me, me, me!!!! Shame ‘we’ foreigners can’t vote for PBO. One of my colleagues told me that her son went to the States for the summer to work of the O campaign and even went to the Democratic convention – I’m green!

        Congrats Chips and one and all for reaching the 13m mark!!

        • 93 Dudette
          September 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

          Hi Titti! It’s nice to know our friends across the ocean know a good thing when they see it. Thanks for popping in to share your support! :-)

  26. September 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    As promised yesterday late evening …

    Expect to be seeing these from now until 6 Nov … :)

  27. 97 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Romney’s Humiliation Grows As Facts Emerge In Libya Episode

    By Joe Conason

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    As essential facts emerge concerning the September 11 incident in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other American embassy staffers, it becomes increasingly obvious that Mitt Romney should have kept his noxious, uninformed, and opportunistic remarks to himself. But Romney’s comments criticizing US diplomatic personnel in the wake of that tragedy have proved him unfit for leadership, even without the damning information that has made him look foolish as well.

    There was something truly vile in his statement accusing American diplomats of “sympathizing” with the extremists assaulting their embassy, when they were simply trying to defuse the Muslim anger that posed a grave threat to them and their colleagues. It was all too easy for the Republican candidate to pontificate from a safe podium while American diplomats risk their lives, as they do every day. (And to anyone aware that Romney avoided Vietnam-era military service through a Mormon missionary posting in France, his nonchalant slurring of courageous public servants was especially unbecoming.)

    —————————-

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/romneys-humiliation-grows-as-facts-emerge-in-libya-episode/

  28. September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Both the Obama campaign and the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action are out this morning with new Spanish-language ads, including one from the Obama team that hits Mitt Romney for not supporting Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

    That ad, “Pagar la Cuenta,” features Nydia Menendez, a Puerto Rican lawyer from Florida, talking about Sotomayor.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/09/obama-campaign-super-pac-release-spanishlanguage-ads-135559.html

  29. 99 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

  30. 100 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

    • 101 57andfemale
      September 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Since Repubs thought they owned this tactic, I’m glad to see us shoving it right back in their faces. Romney’s new tactic is that Obama is the liar. How’s that for brass?

      • 102 amk for obama
        September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

        That’s not brass. It’s crass craven cowardliness. He is afraid that Obama will throw the truth at his disgusting little scummy face.

        • 103 57andfemale
          September 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

          Romney has set the stage for calling PBO a liar in the debates. He said that almost literally in the GMA interview. Now that will be a site to see.

          My fear, amk, is that he’ll get in one zinger and that’s all that will be reported from the debates. In 2008 dKos and other sites were ready with lists of online polls so we could establish the narrative. I sincerely hope they do that again. It was crucial in making sure Repubs couldn’t re-write what had actually happened.

          • 104 amk for obama
            September 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

            Oh,I remember this stupid pundtwitry after each debate and their live rebuttal. And now we have twitter on our finger tips, literally. :)

            No way the mittbot and their msm shills get away with it. Just witness the last two days.

  31. 106 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    ROMNEY’S BREATHTAKING HYPOCRISY ON CHINA

    Romney’s China-bashing talks useless to U.S. economy

    by Liu Chang

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    BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — Merely aimed at scoring cheap political points in an election season, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney once again blamed China’s currency policy as the root cause for the excruciatingly high jobless rates in the United States.

    While addressing a rally in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday, Romney, just as what he has done along his campaign trail, opened fire on China, claiming that it was Beijing’s undervalued RMB currency that forced U.S. manufacturers out of job.

    What is more sensational is that this millionaire GOP candidate has vowed to declare China a currency manipulator on the first day of his presidency if elected.

    Yet it is rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China-battering politician’s wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics.

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    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2012-09/14/c_131850798.htm

    H/T Bruce Bartlett ‏@BruceBartlett

    Chinese news agency: Romney bashes China but made most of his money there. http://ow.ly/dIwid

    • 107 carla4obama
      September 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Great article! How can we get this to the NYT or LA Times …any major newspaper. Romney is pissing off the whole world!!

      • 108 carla4obama
        September 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        Just read below that this is the article Stephanie Cutter said is a “must read” and has the Repugs all pissed off.

        • 109 Ladyhawke
          September 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

          Ah, the GOP manufactured freak out du jour. Oh dear, criticism from China after being attacked by Mitt Romney. And how dare Stephanie Cutter point that out. There is an endless supply freak outs. Their need to be outraged about anything and everything is just overwhelming. It’s like peeling an onion.

  32. September 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Heart, breaking.

  33. 112 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    bj commenter

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/09/14/a-campaign-to-celebrate/#comment-3721406

    Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
    A: To get away from the Romney campaign

    Q: Why did Karl Rove name his SuperPAC “Crossroads GPS”?
    A: He’s inside the chicken

    Q: Why is GPS in the name?
    A: Because by the time the Romney campaign is done fucking him, you’ll need a GPS to locate what’s left.

  34. 114 utaustinliberal
    September 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Hey guys this is insane. A man called in a bomb threat at my school UT Austin. He said he placed bombs in different buildings and they would go off at about 10:30AM. The campus was in shock. They texted us, sent out sirens and told us to evacuate all buildings and campuses immediately. It was insane. They were telling us to get out now and get out of all buildings quickly. It was nuts. Last year a kid brought a gun to school and began shooting and now this. Our school is still in evacuation mode.

  35. September 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Their is Ryan, taking the Presidents talking points again!
    Soon, they will copy all the Presidents speeches.
    He just said, the President never lifted a Hand to help the Helpless.
    Unbelievable!

  36. 125 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    • 126 amk for obama
      September 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Mission not accomplished.

      About 17 people ventured to Lot 27 Wednesday afternoon to get a glimpse of one of Mitt Romney’s campaign buses. {…}

      In Michigan, Romney’s representatives primary effort was recruiting supported for “Super Saturday,” a monthly event aimed to gauge the amount of Romney support in the area, Knight said.

      “Super Saturday is when volunteers go door to door and focus on getting the word out for the Romney campaign,” Knight said.

      In total, Romney has five buses that tour the nation, Knight said. Romney also has a campaign jet, which was built in Michigan. Governor Romney’s state headquarters are located in Lansing.

      Romney should appeal to Michigan residents, she said.

    • September 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      This needs to be tweeted to Andrea Mitchell and Chucky Toad since they think Mittbot is “surging” in the polls after the GOP convention.

  37. September 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Anybody watching VV12? I’m reading on twitter that Ryan knows he’s losing so he is going rogue and saying things contra Romney in order to save his hide in WI.

  38. September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    More than 14K views in less than 24h …

  39. September 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Stephanie Cutter has the Republucans all pussed off, again-

    In a Friday tweet, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter cited the official state news agency of the Chinese Communist Party — prompting a Republican pile-on.

    Cutter linked to a Reuters report about a strongly worded anti-Mitt Romney editorial in the state-run Xinhua news agency — a piece that accused the GOP nominee of wanting to spark a trade war, and hypocrisy in his business dealings. Cutter called it a “must read.”

    “It is rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China-battering politician’s wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics,” Xinhua wrote about Romney.

    The Obama and Romney campaigns have been tussling over trade and outsourcing to China — a perennial favorite topic in election campaigns. Romney released an ad recently that said that China is “beating us,” accusing Obama of failing to stop Chinese currency manipulation.

    But linking a state-run media organ did not sit well with the Republicans — who slammed Cutter. 

    LOL!

  40. 139 utaustinliberal
    September 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Hey guys thanks for the warm wishes. It was just nuts. The guy said he was with Al Qaida and that there were multiple bombs in multiple buildings. Sirens began going off. Phones began ringing with text messages and all the info we got was that we should immediately stop what we’re doing and get out of all buildings immediately. They told us this is not a test, there is a credible threat. They shut down all the buses, some nearby schools went into lockdown mode, and all you heard was just get out, get out now!

    But I’m safe now. Just in shock.

    • 140 amk for obama
      September 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Bet it was some rwnj whacko who placed that call. Glad you’re safe. Did you call home and let them know you’re ok?

    • 144 sherijr
      September 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      so sorry for all of you ut- but very glad you’re safe.

    • 146 Dakota
      September 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Very happy that you’re safe and sound. So many lunatics out there.

    • 147 japa21
      September 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Obviously not an al Qaeda person, they would not give warning. There is someone (or several someones) who want to stoke up the ME. My personal theory is that people know the only way that PBO can lose now is if there is a major problem with the economy. The biggest threat, right now, is gas prices. Stir up the ME and oil prices go up as naturally as night follows day. Oil prices go up and gas prices go up. I am not going to accuse the Romney campaign of being involved in this, I don’t think they have the brains for it. But the Koch Brothers or Adelsom. They not only have the brains for it, but I doubt the lose of a few lives would bother them at all.

    • 148 edp4bho
      September 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      UT, so glad you all are okay. This is all an attempt to discredit PBO and hand him another 9/11, and a failed one ala GWB. I can feel it plain as the nose on my face. I am sure the truth will win out. Take care.

    • 149 terim
      September 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      So glad you’re safe!!!

  41. September 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Morning everyone.

    A reminder:

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  43. September 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  44. 156 Dudette
    September 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    OFF-TOPIC: Can I just ask? Why do famous people keeping doing stuff naked or topless outdoors and then end up feigning “shock and sadness” that someone snapped photos of them and sold them to the tabloids? [Really Duchess Kate? WTH?] It’s not like she needed the publicity.

    • 157 amk for obama
      September 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      The stupidity of ‘royalty’ – draw more attention by whining about it in public and suing them. /smh

      So someone saw you nude? BFD. Give it a rest. peeps have got better things to worry about than about blue blood.

      • 158 Dudette
        September 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

        I know. Seriously. She’s either really stupid to think people aren’t trying to take photos of her EVERYWHERE she goes, or she’s really begging for attention and possibly needs some counseling.

  45. 159 Dudette
    September 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It’s not just at UT-Austin, guys! [Thank goodness our own utaustinliberal is okay]. Turns out there’s also a bomb threat at North Dakota State too!

    UT-Austin, North Dakota State University evacuated after bomb threats

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/14/13863161-ut-austin-north-dakota-state-university-evacuated-after-bomb-threats?lite

  46. September 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Winston State University, Joe Biden said, and everybody yelled Wright State.
    He is so funny!

  47. 162 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    The Common Sense Test

    by Michael Tomasky
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    Now we turn to Mitt Romney and foreign policy aide Richard Williamson saying that if Romney had been president, these embassy attacks wouldn’t be happening. Right. He’d have stopped that movie. He’d have shown them the iron hand of fear. They’d be singing My Country Tis of Three. And the rain would never fall til after sundown, and by eight the morning fog would disappear (prize to the first to name the reference).

    It just doesn’t pass the bullshit test. McCain and his aides could have gotten away with saying something like that. But Mitt Romney? Please. The flies of New Hampshire chuckle when they see him approaching with a flyswatter.

    ——————————

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/14/the-common-sense-test.html

  48. 164 Dakota
    September 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Hey TOD Family!

    My OFA was buzzin’ yesterday…great evening of volunteering! One of our phone bankers, who is new to the state, commented that when people asked her who was running against Martin Heinrich and she told them Heather Wilson, most people said, “Oh no, I’m not voting for her!” The phone banker commented that Heather Wilson was in deep shit! LOL! It’s a joy to know that the President is leading in New Mexico as well as Martin Heinrich. We will work hard make sure that he takes this state in November.

    Happy Birthday to everyone I missed yesterday and a big “OMFG” to collegekay for her phone call from the President!

  49. September 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  50. 166 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    LYIN RYAN STARS IN HOUSE DEMS CAMPAIGN ADS

    Democrats use Paul Ryan’s mug in ads

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    The latest offensive will come Friday, when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee releases a commercial casting New York Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle as a Ryan pawn.

    “Only in Washington would this happen. Ann Marie Buerkle voted to increase taxes on middle-class families by $1,400. And where does the money go? To give millionaires a $265,000 tax cut,” the ad says as a picture of Ryan flashes on screen. “It’s Paul Ryan’s plan — and Anne Marie Buerkle voted for it.”

    The ad was the House Democratic campaign arm’s second to feature Ryan – late last week it came out with another which showed a stick-figure-like New York Rep. Chris Gibson standing alongside Ryan.

    “Chris Gibson voted for Paul Ryan’s budget that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry,” it says.

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    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81196.html#ixzz26SrxHysi

  51. 168 amk for obama
    September 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  52. 169 tally
    September 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  53. September 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Vote them out! IMO, no other option is viable…

    • 172 0388jojothecat
      September 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      The most worthless congress in history….every single one of those teabaggers are getting pay checks and healthcare paid for by the taxpayer and they can’t bring themselves to work for the American people.

    • September 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      He’s got to run home and try and save his campaign. Idiot.

  54. 174 Ladyhawke
    September 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    DCCC Releases “One of the Crowd” TV Ad Targeting Congressman Gibson for Ending Medicare

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    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching an Independent Expenditure campaign TV ad hitting Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) on his support of Paul Ryan’s budget that ends Medicare, raising health care costs for seniors to pay for more tax breaks for millionaires. The DCCC ad will begin running Thursday.

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Ryan plan would raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400 while giving more tax cuts to millionaires.

    The latest Siena polling shows that with Congressman Paul Ryan on the ticket, Mitt Romney is trailing by nearly 30 points in New York. Speaker Boehner has said this will be a major drag on New York Republicans like Congressman Gibson, and that they are “frankly pretty vulnerable.”

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    http://dccc.org/blog/entry/dccc_releases_one_of_the_crowd_tv_ad_targeting_congressman_gibson_for_endin/

  55. 175 Tally
    September 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  56. 177 cluny
    September 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose saying good things about PBO – very interesting :

    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/michael-lewis-on-his-profile-of-president-obama-KgAwW6LGQg63HsXDNa8_DQ.html

  57. 179 vcprezofan2
    September 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Why am I rambling all alone on the next thread? Was it something I didn’t say? Come on over and be forgiving. ;)


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