287 Responses to “On the road to Charlotte”


  1. 1 collegekay
    September 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    GE Chips.

  2. 14 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Cool

  3. September 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Serious question: When did I start liking American football? Now between that and my beloved English soccer, I might be completely useless this fall and winter.

  4. 52 anniebella
    September 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Nice video. On the road to Charlotte.

  5. 53 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    BRING IT ON….FIRED UP AND READY TO VOTE…HOWEVER…BEFORE THEN…I AM WAITING WITH ANTICIPATION FOR THOSE LOVELY DEBATES WHERE I KNOW PBO WILL BE CARRYING A GRANDIOSE FLYSWATTER! GOODNIGHT ALL…HAVE A BLESSED EVENING!…:)

  6. 56 prettyfoot58
    September 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Thank so much for all the donations to my grassroots page….ty ty so very much

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Sheila59

    FORWARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD>>>

  7. September 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I hardly finished the last post before this was up. These OFA 3 minute videos are so well done and so moving. Makes me want to vote 2day.

  8. September 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    My old koot computer is hampering me from tweeting and WordPress thwarts me all the time. On twitter, it freezes up every time I start writing, no more than two words and it freezes up and give me a silly message, something about a script is running do you want to continue, yada, yada. I have to go to my word document, write what I want, copy and paste it before my message is tweeted. And when I try to reply to someone else’s tweet, it freezes and gives me the same stoopid message. OY.

    On WP, I have to log in twice to comment here. Yikes. Any computer whiz here can tell me if there is anything I can do about that silly message?

    Oh, Hi everyone. Hi Chips, and CONGRATULATIONs on the millions of hits. And thanks for all you do to keep us abreast of the happenings. My sister, who lives in Maryland, an avid PBO supporter has been lurking and loves TOD.

    • 59 hopefruit2
      September 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Maryland hearts PBO!

    • 60 amk for obama
      September 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Hi africa. What is your browser?

    • September 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Hiya Africa – and a big hello to your sister!

      I’ve been having that script problem too recently, it usually happens when I have a whole bunch of applications running and a lot of Firefox windows open – I’m expecting to see smoke come out of my laptop any moment :???: All I can do is restart Firefox and close a few things, that usually solves it.

      Just not sure about the WP problem, anyone out there who can help??

      • September 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Hey, Chips. Thanks. I am notorious for having several windows open at a time. I will consider closing them and see if that works for me. I will definitely tell my sis you sent her a shout out. She volunteers in Silver Spring and is faithful about fulfilling her two days. She loves herself some PBO.
        Thanks, again, Chips.

        • 65 forus50
          September 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

          Hi Africa, I have that same problem!! OMG it’s horrible and it just started on Twitter a few days ago. On Twitter it lets me write about 2 words and then it freezes up with that script error and I have to close out everything. I can retweet but not tweet. It also freezes up with that same script error on TOD but I hit “yes” and then it at least lets me continue. On Twitter I am completely stymied. I thought it was only me. I use Internet Explorer. Anyone know a cure? I can’t use Firefox or Google Chrome because those interfere with my work software.

  9. 78 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    PBO is probably using this weekend to prep for the debates.

    • September 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      According to Knoller, he is prepping for another Round of golf.

    • September 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      When is the first debate?

      • 88 utaustinliberal
        September 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        October 3rd.

        • 89 anniebella
          September 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          October 3rd is POTUS and FLOTUS 20th wedding anniversary. Maybe after POTUS kick Romney lying ass, POTUS and FLOTUS will have a private dinner, or maybe the day before the debate, October 2nd.

        • September 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

          Thanks, UT. I can’t wait.

          I am waiting to see what other excuse the MSM and Mitt’s folks will have. At first, we were told he would turn the corner after his trip to Europe and the Middle East — DUD. OK, then his wife was going to humanize him and after the convention he would have rocketed to the top, Meh. And then someone fooled him and told him to get all Foreign Policy geeky, Nada.

          So, now they rest their last hope on the debates. Can’t wait for this one.

  10. 91 FormelyFRED
    September 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    why is the bastard hiding his hideous face now? He’s responsible for the death of the Ambassador and 3 other Consulate employes,2 American soldiers and 10 other foreigners who risked their lives taking the Ambassador to the hospital

    First picture of film-maker who has enraged the Muslim world with a controversial movie ‒ and the terrified actress he dumped into taking a starring role

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203900/First-picture-film-maker-enraged-Muslim-world-controversial-movie–terrified-actress-dumped-taking-starring-role.html

    • 92 jackiegrumbacher
      September 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Fred, that man is seriously creepy. I hope they find something they can pin on him or have him cough up the names of the big donors behind him.

  11. 93 dotster3
    September 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nutballs all over the place in the Repub Party—-just crazy people—–

  12. 94 EDP4BHO
    September 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That’s one of the most inspiring videos of this season. I got caught up in the cheers and the crowd sizes are amazing. Hey, PBO can still pack ‘em in. Thanks chips !!

  13. 95 Tally
    September 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  14. September 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Ok, that’s about as much NCAA throwball as I can take. Back to rugby, where men get the shit smacked out of them sans padding.

  15. September 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Will not let David Gregory escape his enormous disservice to America and Israel by enabling Netanyahu to interfere in our Election and conspire with the #NEOCONSTERS to cause even more loss of life.

  16. September 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The wife of Vice President Joe Biden is campaigning in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

    In Grand Rapids, Jill Biden told Democrats that her husband and President Barack Obama are looking out for them. In return, she says “it’s time that we have their backs.”

    Biden visited a campaign office Saturday, kicking off door-to-door visits in Grand Rapids neighborhoods. Her schedule included a similar stop in Battle Creek and a visit with students at Kalamazoo College.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120915/NEWS15/120915021/jill-biden-campaigning-in-3-michigan-cities?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CMichigan%20news

  17. 106 prettyfoot58
    September 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    :hearts:

  18. September 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

  19. September 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    • 112 Chi
      September 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      I still completely despise Jon Huntsman…

      He really is no different from Mitt Romney…

      Slimy, petty, underhanded, self-serving, phony, lazy, spiteful, entitled, small, envious, disloyal, inauthentic, opportunistic…

      It appears Romney and Huntsman both suffer from the very same afflictions and Jon Huntsman scores no positive points from me for pointing out Romney’s glaring character defects which ironically happen to identically mirror his…

      Jon Huntsman never had a chance at ever measuring up to or even coming close to defeating President Obama…

      Contrary to Jon Huntsman’s own delusions – fueled and aided by a few disgruntled PUMA’s and the very same hacks in the media who at various times also embraced in unison and promoted Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie – for a variety of head-scratching reasons, which they all insisted made these small, fatally flawed, hollow and sorely deficient men prime presidential material. and to the complete bemusement of smart discerning people, better than President Obama…

  20. 115 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book and Movie) = KICK ASS AWESOMENESS.

  21. September 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    • September 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Serious question: You can make it so that your videos can’t be copied, correct? Why didn’t Huntsman make his videos that way? He should know he has no future in the GOP as it exists now; he should’ve been less passive aggressive. Then again, if I’m right, this GOP doesn’t have much of a life left.

  22. September 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  23. 124 Ladyhawke
    September 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    WHAT WAS TEAM ROMNEY THINKING?

    Former Romney Adviser on Libya: “They Stepped in It”

    Noam Scheiber

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    All of which raises the question: What was Team Romney thinking? I’m not really sure, but I happened to speak this morning to a senior Romney adviser from a previous campaign who offered his own theory. According to this person, Romney may have been feeling defensive over the hazing he took in Charlotte last week–“my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy,” the president tweaked him—and was primed to hit back. “They set him up Thursday night at the convention with the smack down on foreign policy,” says the former adviser. “They called him naïve, Palin-esque. Then he got his back up about it and was waiting for opportunity to show, ‘I’m strong, too.’”

    The adviser has no direct, inside knowledge of the campaign’s thinking on this matter. But he does have a good read on Romney–a man with a healthy sense of pride, and who’s already invested in the idea of Obama as an appeaser. It was the only plausible explanation the adviser could think of for how “they stepped in it,” in his words. “I always thought it was a one-two punch [by the Obama campaign],” the adviser continued. “Punch one was Thursday night. Punch two would be in the foreign policy debate. To cast Romney as naïf, an empty suit on foreign policy, and tie him to Bush—as a puppet of the bow-tied hawks of the Bush administration. … This intervening event was gravy.”

    ———————————————

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107173/former-romney-adviser-libya-they-stepped-in-it

    (H/T Bob Cesca podcast.)

  24. 135 Ladyhawke
    September 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Mitt Romney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Campaign

    By William Galston

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    But, astoundingly, his convention managed to achieve precisely the opposite of what it needed to. The Republican convention was a three-day display of what the Republican Party has become, and by the end of it, Americans viewed Romney, not just as an individual, but as the standard-bearer of his party. Only 36 percent of those who listened to or watched the Republican convention said that it made them more likely to vote for Romney, versus 46 percent less likely. As far back as 1984, there is no precedent for a convention that repels more voters than it attracts. Indeed, during the past three decades, national conventions have generated—on average—a positive response (more likely minus less likely) of 18 percentage points. So while the impact of the Democratic convention (plus 10) was below average, the Republicans managed to stage the least effective convention in modern political history.

    And that disastrous convention was soon reflected in the polls. On September 5, the average of national polls showed the candidates in a dead heat at 46.8 percent of the popular vote; by the 13th, Obama’s support had risen to an average of 48.6 percent, while Romney’s fell to 45.3 percent, and Obama had moved out to a lead of 3.3 points. (Recent reports suggest that the Democrats backed up their convention with a pedal-to-the-metal advertising barrage in battleground states.)

    ————————

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107292/mitt-romneys-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-campaign

  25. September 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  26. 140 desertflower
    September 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Oh dear…..http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/09/14/george-w-bush-not-able-to-attend-romney-fundraiser-in-george-w-bushs-own-home-probably

    On Tuesday, Ann Romney will host a fundraising luncheon for her husband’s campaign in George W. Bush’s Dallas home. I’m sure it’ll have everything: Finger sandwiches, impeccable place settings, some nice chilled wine, a fleet of quiet minorities to serve the food…what a perfect afternoon! Not a single thing is missing. Except…

    Romney campaign aides said Thursday they were unsure whether former president Bush would appear at the lunchtime event at his home, or at a separate finance event with Romney later that evening at a Dallas hotel. A Bush spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment on the former president’s schedule, but one Texas Republican close to Bush said he will be in Dallas on Tuesday.

    Hot toxic mess. :)

  27. 144 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  28. 145 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Mofos caught in their own lying hypocrisy.

  29. 147 Pamela
    September 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    “Got yo’ back!” I LOVE that lady in the movie above, she is rocking with the moment! Beautiful! :lol:

  30. 148 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  31. 149 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    • 150 amk for obama
      September 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      woot, woot. And people were complaining that WH has not done enough messaging on HCR. :)

      • 151 theo67
        September 16, 2012 at 1:26 am

        President Obama has said over and over that he plays a long game – not a short one. He’s seeing the pay off of patiently delivering a consistent message and focusing on the ground game and implementation of a good plan.

      • 152 57andfemale
        September 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

        The messaging got much better, Dem’s got behind the message and the polls went up. Wish this had happened in 2010 and there never would have been a debt ceiling debacle and we would have been closer to a jobs bill.

        When this President gets in front of an issue and the party supports him, they can’t beat us.

    • 155 0388jojothecat
      September 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      people are starting to feel a lot of the affects……kids staying on parents company paid health insurance through 26yrs old, donut hole closing, refunds from insurance companies, no longer being denied coveraged due to pre existing conditions, no co-pays for contraceptives and wellness care…..people are getting it.

  32. 156 anniebella
    September 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Have Mitt Romney release his tax returns yet?

  33. September 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    :???:

  34. 164 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  35. 173 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  36. September 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hey Chips, the video that was originally posted by “Rachel Maddow” that garnered >70K views before being blocked by YouTube is now reappearing via various new YouTube accounts :)

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/09/15/hidden_video_shows_romney_at_a_fundraiser.html

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMTCCC6dzR-VkgTDWo7H_A?feature=plcp

    Love the ‘Anne Onymous’ tag, as well :)

    Will be fun to watch if, as ‘Rachel Maddow’ promised, a much longer version finds it’s way into the intertubes :D

  37. 175 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Here`s an ‘old’ Smartypants post that I just felt like sharing ;)

    You just know that there is some kind of amazing karmic realignment going on in the universe when I am moved to write that I totally 100% agree with what Markos said today.

    / We’re winning.

    Now I know lots of liberals simply can’t handle winning. Some of us would rather worry …/’

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-question-isnt-whether-we-can-win.html

  38. September 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm

  39. 178 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    • 179 desertflower
      September 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      By whom…I wonder? Sounds like a “connect the dots” caper

      • 180 hopefruit2
        September 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

        As Jodi Kantor would say, Hmm…

      • 181 0388jojothecat
        September 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        Can you say, October Surprise? That will nail the GOP coffin shut if it is discovered that their representatives paid any of the protesters. I hope who ever paid them if they are USA citizens are held for teason.

      • 182 4morefor44
        September 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        guess #1: dick cheney’s group
        guess #2: bush family and associates
        guess #3: nutandyahoo’s cabal
        guess #4: sheldon adelson
        guess #5: all the above

        the moment this happened i figured it’s some sort of “dark-ops” mission. the cabal has been freaking out in recent years since they’re losing all their tried and true boogeymen, which they need to have their various “wars” and make those billions of dollars from taxpayer money. they’re holding steady with their iran boogeyman so far, and this is being done to help stoke that one, and the “muslims” boogeyman in general.

        seems coordinated with the 14 minute “movie” doesn’t it, and the re-release translated into arabic. there is no way this “movie” would even garner any attention normally given how ridiculous it is. it’s not a serious attempt at movie-making. it’s just part of this overall dark-ops campaign. it’s makes no sense that this would be happening just simply out of the blue at this point in time in these areas. they’re desperate for anything to take president obama off his game and cause complications for him, and this is their latest attempt.

        i noticed how the professional leftists are blaming the riots on the drone attacks, almost as if right on cue, and exactly how i’d expect them to react. divide and conquer is one of their favorites and of course they knew professional leftists would fall right into the trap too. naturally, president obama is already ruining their best paid plans though. sucks to be part of the cabal when barack is in the white house!

    • 183 squarepeg
      September 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      OMG if we find out some of those protestors were paid by the GOP I am going to SCREAM

  40. September 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    U.S. orders embassy staff to leave Tunis, Khartoum

    WASHINGTON/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – The United States ordered non-essential staff to leave its embassies in Tunisia and Sudan on Saturday after both diplomatic posts were attacked and Khartoum rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at its mission there. “Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

    • 190 theo67
      September 16, 2012 at 1:35 am

      Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring. This is a sad day for that fledgling democracy – and they’ll regret that move.

  41. 191 anniebella
    September 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    meta, I rather they come home instead of stay and be in danger.

  42. 192 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    HEADLINE: Obama most admired foreign leader in India: Pew research

    //Washington: US President Barack Obama is the most admired foreign leader in India and a majority of city dwellers in the country want him re-elected, an opinion poll said today. “About seven-in-ten city dwellers (71 per cent) who say they are following the US election closely want US president Barack Obama to be re-elected,” said Pew Global Research Center, releasing the results of its major opinion poll conducted in India.

    The poll also found that Indians have more favorable view of America than other major powers. A majority of Indians living in cities have a favorable view of the United States (58 per cent), a positive opinion of Americans (57 per cent) and confidence in Obama (60 per cent), it said. “Such confidence in Obama is one likely reason a majority of city-dwelling Indians (57 per cent) back his international policies, approve his handling of global economic problems and say relations with the US have improved in recent years,” it said. //

    http://profit.ndtv.com/news/people/article-obama-most-admired-foreign-leader-in-india-pew-research-310612

  43. September 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm

  44. 199 Ladyhawke
    September 15, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    BIRTHERS, BAGGERS AND BLOWHARDS

    Kansas GOP’s Birtherism Adventure Ends Abruptly in Shame

    —————————————

    However, Montgomery faced a barrage of criticism after the complaint and the subsequent decision by the Secretary’s office were announced, and Montgomery ended up withdrawing the complaint on Friday:

    Montgomery told The Huffington Post Friday afternoon that public reaction to the complaint led him to decide against continuing. He declined to say exactly what was said in the calls and emails he received, but indicated that people who knew him both personally and professionally were also contacted about the complaint.

    “I didn’t file this objection with the desire to involve anyone else. This is me expressing myself on a personal political level,” he said. “I would appreciate it if people would not call anyone associated with me, whether a personal or professional association.”

    […]

    Montgomery wanted to start a dialogue with his objection, he said. “I have not been successful in that objective,” he told HuffPost. “Not in achieving a constructive dialogue.”

    ——————————

    http://veracitystew.com/2012/09/15/kansas-gops-birtherism-adventure-ends-abruptly-in-shame/

  45. 200 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Just a bit of perspective:

    In 2008, John McCain won ~ 63% of the Cuban-American vote, while Barack Obama won just 35%. However, a recent poll (Sept 2012) showed President Obama LEADING Mitt Romney among Cuban-Americans in FL, by whopping 16 points!!!!

    • 201 Nena20409
      September 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      I am not sure that I believe that, hopefurit2. If pres Obama was leading amongst Cuban Americans by 16% points, Romney would be losing by more than 4-5% points. Close to 1M Cuban Americans in FL. I hope you are right. For if it is so, Then, this election is all BUT OVER.

      The GOP is competitive in FL because of the Cuban Americans statewide.

      • September 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm

        Deaniac highlighted that poll in his most recent piece on TPV. If it’s accurate, then it’s game over. And as a child of Cuban immigrants, it would take me over the rainbow if my people deliver FL to PBO.

        • 203 nathkatun7
          September 16, 2012 at 12:25 am

          I don’t know very much about Florida and why Cuban Americans are still predominantly Republicans. In New Jersey, where I have family members, most Cuban-Americans vote for the Democratic party. This is especially the case with the younger generation (those under 40). May be the young Cuban-Americans in Florida are the ones giving the President the substantial lead in the polls.

  46. 204 FoxfireTX
    September 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Romney appears to have lost much of his repub support this last week. This op ed was noted in a tweet but is worthy of reading for a good laugh. Nicholas Kristoff notes:

    “DIPLOMACY is a minefield, and Mitt Romney spent the last week blowing up his foreign policy credentials to be president. He raised doubts about his capacity to deal with global crises, and we were left hoping that if that 3 a.m. call ever went to him, he’d have set up call forwarding.

    The essential problem is that every time Romney touches foreign policy, he breaks things.”

    He further notes:

    “With China, Romney seems intent on a trade war. In the Middle East, it appears he’d like to subcontract foreign policy to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu recently tried to push the United States to adopt a nuclear red line that, if Iran crossed it, would lead us to go to war there. Obama was right to resist, and it has been unseemly for Romney to side with a foreign leader in spats with the United States.

    (For my part, I think Obama should indeed set a red line — warning Netanyahu to stop interfering in American elections.) ”

    He concludes:

    “According to clarifications from Romney’s campaign, he apparently would order a military strike before Iran even acquired a bomb, simply when it was getting close. For anyone who has actually seen a battlefield, that’s a blithe, too-light embrace of a path to yet another war. It’s emblematic of a candidate who, on foreign policy, appears an empty shell.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-the-foreign-relations-fumbler.html?hp

    And on the China front, Politico slammed him today on his statements on China. “Doubts Grow on Mitt Romney’s China Threats” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81254.html?hp=t1

    When he’s lost Politico he’s in real trouble with the media. Finally!!!! After the heartbreak from the Middle East this week these stories made my day.

  47. 211 Tally
    September 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  48. 212 Tally
    September 15, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hey guys – if you haven’t signed this yet – please do so, & RT – they need 100 sigs by midnight.

  49. September 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    From the culinary front: dinner tonight at Casa de LL —

    Tilapia — fresh, not frozen — poached in chardonnay
    Rice pilaf
    Roasted asparagus

    All washed down with the very same chardonnay. As I remind her at times like this, wifey is one lucky b*****.

    • 218 0388jojothecat
      September 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

      I can’t help but think of the this song….”LL you are a baaaaad….shut your mouth, but I am talk ’bout LL”

  50. September 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Well, if this WAS a covert attempt at an “October Surprise” to give PBO a crisis and distract him during the campaign, it seems to have misfired spectacularly:

  51. 225 Tally
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    September 16, 2012 at 1:50 am

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  61. 249 desertflower
    September 16, 2012 at 2:34 am

    http://agentlemansview.com/2012/09/15/folks-always-trying-to-start-some-shyt/

    The alliance of Egyptian Christians, right-wing American Christians and anti-Muslim activists have now sowed the seeds of more chaos in the Middle East. This is exactly what they wanted. “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen,” Klein told the Associated Press.

    The people behind the film can also feel satisfied that they have contributed to a strain in U.S.-Egyptian relations as a time when the Muslim Brotherhood is in power. They hope that by destabilizing Egypt, Muslims will come off as crazy, violent people, and that U.S. relations with a government seen as hostile to Israel will be strained.

    Their mirror image—radical, right-wing Islamists in the Middle East–continues to stoke anti-American rage across the Middle East because of the anti-Muslim film. And so both sides get what they want: a “clash of civilizations”-esque confrontation between the radicals on both sides of the “East-West” divide.

    Meanwhile, ordinary Americans and Muslims are caught in the crossfire. As Blumethal wrote in the Guardian: “A group of fringe extremists had proven that with a little bit of money and an unbelievably cynical scam, they could shape history to fit their apocalyptic vision.”

    • 250 nathkatun7
      September 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

      DF, what we are witnessing with this alliance is pure” banality of evil!” These people could care less how many innocent people are killed so long as they “shape history to fit their apocalyptic vision.” I know I sometimes sound like a broken record, even to myself, but I put a great deal of blame on corporate media for failing to inform regular Americans about these evil people who pride in using propaganda and religious manipulations to cause havoc just to advance their delusional agenda.

  62. September 16, 2012 at 2:39 am

  63. 252 0388jojothecat
    September 16, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I just watched the SNL with Jay Pharroh as President Obama…..it was very funny.

  64. September 16, 2012 at 2:45 am

  65. 255 amk for obama
    September 16, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Hilarious thing that happened just now while I was having breakfast at the hotel cafe in Nairobi.

    Suddenly, something was grazing softly against my legs and lifting the overhanging table cloth, I find it’s a black & grey tabby with pleading eyes. The waitress, who was pouring coffee for me, said it was the resident cat.

    Snuck her a chicken sausage under the table and she kinda sniffed and backed away. I said ‘wtf’ and then realized it was still warm. So took it back, blew on it and then gave it back to her, which she gobbled up immediately.

    And then she sat there right next to my legs with those damned pleading eyes. I said, ‘what now?’. Sigh, go to the buffet table, grab a few more sausages, go back to the table, blow on the sausages one by one and then feed it to her. The maitre d’ at the entrance was watching all this with a disapproving look, I shot her a look that said, what, it was your cat that came to me.

    And the best part ? the damned tabby started following me back to my room. Then I had to shoo her off.

    What ? I am not gonna share my precious gin with her !

    • 264 lisalovesobama
      September 16, 2012 at 4:29 am

      Did the guy playing PBO say:”so here’s the choice America: stick with what’s been barely working or go with that [indicating Idiot Mitt]“???!!! “Stick with what’s been barely working”? “The economy’s in the tank”?? This guy sucks ass. I definitely won’t be watching his Obama skits.

  66. 267 desertflower
    September 16, 2012 at 3:42 am

    night, amk:) It’s 12:42am…time for bed…see you in the morning!

  67. 269 amk for obama
    September 16, 2012 at 3:50 am

  68. 270 amk for obama
    September 16, 2012 at 3:52 am

    • 271 Don
      September 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Wow, that just hit me like a ton of bricks. President Obama’s first two years in office and he’s already changed the course of history for the better.

  69. 272 amk for obama
    September 16, 2012 at 3:56 am

  70. 273 Tally
    September 16, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Anyone still up – we have another RW # on Twitter to take over: #YouJustPulledAnObama

    I have a ton on my twitter feed – please go there, and RT your faces off – I’ve got to go to bed…..

    XOXOXOX

    GOOD WORK AMK!!!!

  71. 274 amk for obama
    September 16, 2012 at 4:45 am

    stolen from BJ

  72. 275 amk for obama
    September 16, 2012 at 5:59 am

    • 276 amk for obama
      September 16, 2012 at 6:02 am

      “President Morsi of Egypt really is the big loser in this entire episode because he has demonstrated that he has no command on the street …. The fact that President Obama essentially uttered words that were very, very serious … when he said that Egypt is not an ally but is not an enemy either, this to be is a diplomatic slap on the face …. It seems to me that the real winners in this entire episode are those individuals who like to manipulate masses, who like to further divide the East from the West, the Christian world from the Muslim world.”

      Joseph Kechichian, a Middle East analyst

  73. 277 squarepeg
    September 16, 2012 at 7:51 am

  74. September 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Good Morning TOD . . . Please have a great Sunday.

  75. 279 dotster3
    September 16, 2012 at 8:13 am

    There’s Lester Holt again today asking if the Middle East violence has “shifted the presidential election”, this time teaming up with David Gregory. The unrest is all Obama’s fault and all Obama’s failing etc. This was right after an Obama condemning report by Mike Viquera, as if Obama made the anti-Muslim film and distributed it, and exaggerated the unrest—-“sweeping across the Middle East” etc. I see people who have actually been in that region are saying it is actually a teeny tiny minority of the population participating.

    • September 16, 2012 at 8:27 am

      See! That is what my Brother said last might at Dinner. They are attacking the Presidents Cairo speech, my brother said the President said that we will support you if you over throw your Government.
      He did not say that, he said we support Democracy and Freedom.
      See how they twist things, I see a red flag here, they ate swiftboating the President and really going after NBC Republicans to get their message out.
      CNN and fox is in Willards side, and apparently so is NBC.
      They are trying to paint Him as Weak, domestically and Foreign policy wise, we should not ignore this!

      • 281 hopefruit2
        September 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

        Jovie, as you have stated several times on this blog, your brother is a Republican so his reaction to this whole event is not the least bit surprising. He would have voted for Romney regardless of this event. This is NOT going to shift the election. The MSM wants a horserace, so they’re using every and anything to diminish PBO’s support. But that won’t work – people know the MSM works at the behest of the Republican party and Romney is given a pass time and again. And people largely consider the MSM’s views irrelevant in this election for that reason. Check Dotster’s comment below with a tweet indicating the timing of release of anti-muslim films ~ 7 wks before the polls open.

      • 282 anniebella
        September 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

        Come on jovie141, not again. Maybe you and your brother should agree not to discuss politics.

  76. September 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Your Friend is on-Up With Sam Seder.
    Yuck!
    Talking about the terrible conditions the Teachers have to live under, the Merit Pay of Teachers, therewarding of Teachers in Schoold that have better Conditions- such as A good Neighborhood always gets rewarded with better Teacher pay as opposed to poor Neighborhoods etc.
    Again, this is an attack on Race to the Top, Wake up!
    That is all!

  77. 285 Linda
    September 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

    So that fraud Bibi is making the rounds on the Sunday Republicans show today ?

    Here is my response to that phoney

    oh ..and Good Morning.

  78. September 16, 2012 at 8:39 am

    2 pronged attack this morning on the President, blaming the President for the Arab Spring and subtly blaming the President for Kids being out of School in Chicago.
    It’s like groundhog day, attacks on the President every morning!


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