1:10: President welcomes the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House
White House live
Later (all times ET):
3:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. (CNN)
4:40: President Obama tapes an interview for the “Late Show with David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York
7:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York
9:45: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the 40/40 Club in New York
(Both PBO’s NY speeches are ‘print pool’ only)
11:35: President Barack Obama appears on The Late Show
Congrats on 1st a4alice. Nice for our Minnesota Women. :)
Chips they are really on top of this stuff. sure different than the 2008, theywre on top of alot then, but this time mano, mano. Thanks for that and for Alice’s first treat. ;)
If Mittens becomes President we will all find out what it is like to live in a Dickens’ novel. Frightening.
hello dearie I’m just reading your last post before I sneak back to work! I saw Minnesota and I just had to woo-hoo! really fast! Hope everyone is well! We’re working our collective tukases (sp?) off up here in the land of 10,000 lakes! :D
47 percent: youtu.be/OUQ-j2sOA7c via @youtube Thanks @mittromney pls keep talking you're helping @barackobama to #4MOREYEARS #OBAMA2012— (@a4alice) September 18, 2012
MN, land of 10,000 lakes—which were all one huge lake bigger than all the Great Lakes combined at the end of the Middle Stone Age. Amazing the things you learn on National Geographic Channel.
Yes sir, we love us some lake, they are the right size,. :)
Darn I tried for 1st. Seeing as how that my state he is honoring. :) Hi Chips, been away for awhile and just getting caught up. Did anyone watch the Press Breifing? I thought I was going to up-chuck with the stkupid press. :) Kept’er down tho.
New Virginia poll of likely voters
PBO 52% MR 44%
In the MD area we’re being blanketed with anti-Obama ads from American Gross roads. Those ads are meant to target Virginians, but I guess they aren’t working. Oh well…
I’ve been muting every single one — which means my tv is on mute a lot! Probably what everyone else is doing. I’m noticing that Tim Kaine’s ads have increased, haven’t heard much from Macaca Man, at least on tv.
Post Poll: Obama up 8 points over Romney in Virginia wapo.st/S5DYZg Data/crosstabs here: wapo.st/S5ErL1— Washington Post poll (@postpolls) September 18, 2012
Thank you, Lord. This is wonderful news.
Message to self: Must not get excited. Must not get excited. Must not get excited. A long way to go. Anything can go wrong. Must not get excited.
This, I am excited. :)
woo-hoo! Yay! Hey Roberta! :-)
Screw that! I’m excited! We have THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT — hands down!
We will keep the Senate and we have a good chance to win back the House!
The other side is imploding. More people are coming on board or at least making it known that they’re on board! This IS exciting!!
I want to be excited…but to tell you the truth Chips…i am really worried about the voter suppression…here in my state (PA) and nationwide…i am so very hopeful that as the Romney campaign reveals more and more where he stands…that whatever undecided voters there are left will join with the President…
i heard on MSNBC yesterday…RM…that there is a right wing group out to challenge about 750,000 voters nationwide at the polls….Imagine that…Voter Intimidation at the polls,,,
reminds me so much of the JIM CROW south where Blk folks were prevented from voting..i signed up to be a poll worker at my poll on election day….i think more folks should consider that…because it is not just enough to make sure that i can vote…but i have to make sure that my neighbors can vote as well….
PF, I know how you feel, but I’m hopeful for the first time that today’s Supreme Court Action will delay the implementation of photo ID until after this election. If so, a lot of people who were intimidated will come out to vote. As for the bully boys, please don’t underestimate our side. We know what’s coming and we can push back against attempts at intimidation. I strongly urge everyone who can to sign up as a poll watcher. Voter intimidation inside the polling place is against the law and you have a right to call the police if you see it going on. Outside the polling place, we have to have our own greeters, cell phones ready to call for help at any sign of trouble. We are not going to be innocent victims in this. We will fight back.
Good Afternoon TOD Family. I am just getting back so I am running a little late in coming in to see my TOD family. Lots of pain, but doctor (at least this one) is on top of the things that I asked for in our appt.
My faith has to keep me in all of this, and I will keep working on placing my spirit with my beautiful family here who are focused on the work that POB has already stated that we all have to do. So I hope that we will remember who we have in that Oval Office and are trying with all of our might to keep him there.
Now, on the voting surpression, yes we must be very aware of our rights and all of the opportunities to report any injustices that we encourter during this process. But please let us be aware that the DOJ Civil Rights Department is on this. Please let us give support to AG Holder even through they tried so hard to discredit his attorney and his position as the AG of these United States. I have seen this type of ugly, yes, I am going there, it is the “old white boys clubs” trying to put another well qualified and brilliant young black man “in his place.” Let us start calling this crap for what it is and move on. Trust me.
I lost many family members, dear family friends, and friends of all races in the civil rights movement, so this shit is real to me. Now it pains my heart(even more so) when I see this crap being played out again. But we are not going to let it pass. We should and need to support and speak with our goodness of spirit the truth to our support to AG Holder and his department and to our president. These two men ARE NOT Stupid. They realize what the crap the other side is trying to do. Do you all really think that POB and the AG and his department are not going to watch and call this crap out? Please do not give your thinking power over to this hateful act of taking charge over our right and each citizen’s right to vote. Please do not even speak it.
Let us be watchful, call it out and report it to the proper legal departments and move on. They used this crap on us in the south, and many of us died, were physically wounded for life( I know what I am talking about), but WE Did Not Allow Them To Stop Us. When you signed up with this, your signature meant a lot.
Be encouraged. Be viligant. Be peaceful, Be angry, BUT fight your anger with knowledge of where you want to direct your feet to walk. Walk into a space where you know what is legal for you as a citizen, and turn the rest of the crap over to the proper department. If you see this crap even now, report it to the DOJ.
POB is not a foolish man and neither is AG Eric Holder, not matter what we are being constantly told each day. Now, I am done talking. This gets my pressure up because I have feeling rising up in my being that are very raw and very tender, so I will stop now. Excuse me, if I have offended anyone, but I live this crap, and I am not going to be trapped into this crap again. Not at my age now. Too many of us went through too much of this already. Do not allow your spirit space to be filled with fear, but fill it with “what can I really do to make the difference for Nov. 6, 2012, and move on in that space. Now let us rise up and move forward with our leader. HZ
Awesome post HZ. I teach the Civil rights movement and always feel sick in my stomach when showing A&E’s “Freedom Summer” showing just a portion of the suffering you went through. Today when I hear the dog whistles, see the way PBO has been treated, see the hatred, I get that sick feeling all over again. As a white woman of middle age, it makes me angry and sad at the same time.
All the more reason for people to vote early. Don’t leave anything to chance. It might feel nice voting on the day, but if your vote doesn’t get counted, then what’s the point?
There you go theo67! Great point on knowledge and where, when, and how we use it. Be a step ahead of them where applicable.HZ
i here ya Chips! it’s like waking up to a Christmas tree stacked with gifts under it. Can’t contain the excitement. So many gifts from Mitt Rob-me!
Forward is the only way! Yeahhh buddy!
Chicken Hawk .@MittRomney is going running to Fox News today to mumble some more. What a ridiculous WIMP. #TOAST— meta (@metaquest) September 18, 2012
Shhhh… let’em keep digging that hole. *eats popcorn*
He can’t help himself! *pass the popcorn*
Here ya go! *hands you bucket* Take a big scoop!! :)
MORE popcorn! This is going to be awhile!
Biden: ‘I’m a good vice-president’ tinyurl.com/9zq7rth— Albert Barack Obama (@afaduln) September 18, 2012
Damn right you are – VP Biden!!
Obama supporters “very excited” to vote for him: 61%
MR supporters: 45%
Who’d do a better job. PBO 47% MR 45%
Military (VA has a huge defense contractor population)
Better job at military spending. PBO 50% MR 44%
Who’d handle Medicare better? PBO 52% MR 39%
Who’d handle Medicaid better? PBO 55% MR 37%
PBO’s Approval Rating
52% approve – 43% disapprove
A good VA poll. There are lots more goodies in the cross tabs.
OFA volunteers are doing a great job!
Congratulations a huge thank you to our own collegekay and Donna Dem who have canvassed, phone banked and registered voters in the VA arrea :)
i attribute 3-4% of that gain in the poll to our virginia-area superstar TODers. they’re fierce. thanks for all your efforts!! let’s get tim kaine over the finish line too!
Shows lots of good work by the Obama Team to say the least. And, obviously, in a couple of days as the #SmirknMitt fundraiser video sinks in, you can expect his numbers to become noticeably worse.
Holy shit. That is one great poll.
From Jay-Z’s twitter:
Guest list. Obama plus 40.— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) September 18, 2012
I love it!! Two brothers putting some work in!!
Good times for Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. They have been so bashed by repubs and it’s nice to see them get the last laugh.
@davidaxelrod #DangerousMitt insults our closest ally, then he enables Putin, then politicizes dead Americans & NOW tinyurl.com/9xb37ta— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 18, 2012
Andrea Mitchell is now playing Obama’s remarks re. guns and religion from 4 years ago, as if that was relevant, as if Romney’s remarks are Obama’s problem, and ………BOTH SIDES! Expecting Rev. Wright tapes soon.
Chuck Todd is forced to admit now that Obama is ahead, credited Bill Clinton at the convention. Obama has nothing to do with his encouraging poll numbers was his point, I guess. (Todd appears to have a personal animosity toward Obama——was it that putdown at a press conference eons ago?)
@MitchellReport #DangerousMitt insults our closest ally, then he enables Putin, then politicizes dead Americans & NOW tinyurl.com/9xb37ta— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 18, 2012
@chucktodd @edshow #DangerousMitt insults our closest ally, then he enables Putin then politicizes dead Americans & NOW tinyurl.com/9xb37ta— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 18, 2012
YTou may have hit on something there. He (TODD) is pretty petty :)
I notice that many of the WH press corps (Todd, Tapper, Knoller, etc) seem to be personally hostile towards our President. I’m not sure what is driving this, but I’m reluctantly considering the possibility that race might very well be a factor. The over-the top praise for Clinton to me is a key indication to me that it’s not just about Obama’s policies.
Hi hopefruit2. You have valid reasons, from these three persons’ remarks, questions, and reactions to POB. However, continue to speak it out to these people and informed them that you are not or we are not going to continue to allow them to come unprepared to press briefings and go on their ‘circus chatter noise shows’ and spew out untrue things about this president’s record and accomplishments.
As long as POB is president, the likes of Todd, Tapper, Knoller, Mitchell and so many more will always give “over the top praise to Clinton and anyone else who does not look like POB. Plain and simple. However, we will stay the course with POB and remember Todd, Tapper, Knoller, Mitchell, and a host of others Are Not and Will Never be President of these United States. Plain and simple. And they NEVER thought it would happen in their lifetime. Trust me.
President Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and if we all do our parts between now and Nov. 6, 2012, he will still be the President of these United States. And Chuckie, Jack, Knollering will still be asking stupid questions, hosting a low level tv show, and spewing talking points; while POB will be making history and helping people in America and all around the globe to make a better life for themselves and their country.
Now that is something to have in your memory banks for life. It is a fact which is more than these ‘circus clowns’ will be doing. First, they need to have a severe attitude adjustments. Second, they
need to stop being actors of ‘moral pollutions of the news.’ And lastly, they need to check their levels of intolerance for change. “Change has come to America.”
Very well stated HZ. You sure have a way with words! And everything you said about these clowns and about our President is so true. Thanks for your wisdom and insights!! :)
Always remember, Dotster, that the number of people who could tell you who Chuck Todd is is very low. Most people could not identify him in a lineup. As for Mitchell, she is way past her “sell by” date and needed to have retired years ago. Does anybody under 70 give her any credence? All I can think about when I see her is the number of facelifts she must have had and the number of Botox injections. Also when you reveal such obvious bias for one candidate and complete disdain for the other, you tend to undermine your credibility, especially if the majority of people don’t agree with you.,
She was PATHETIC last night: she did everything she could on Hardball to make it about PBO. Tweety shut her down pretty good.
And let’s remember, PBO’s statement, which was indeed inartful, continued to say that he had to find a way to communicate with those voters, to help them vote in their best interests. It was the opposite of Mitt’s insult — it was in terms of what he could do to make their lives better.
Toady and Mrs. Greenspan look ridiculous. Do they know that? Do they know they threw away their journalism credentials along with any credibility?
I think many Tod’er are having the wrong reaction to the guns and religion tape. We should be embracing it!
The media wants to give contex saying both sides get caught speaking off guard. Well let’s give it further contex and point out that the substance and spirit of what is said is completely different when comparing. One looks for ways to help those who disagree with him, the other writes them off. We should be rejoicing laying out this difference clearly!
Our guy cares even when he is in private company, the other guy not so much. It is defining!
Great numbers out of VA. Don't get complacent. Time to gun the engine. #Obama2012— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) September 18, 2012
.@MittRomney:Those were no off the cuff remarks. Those are your true beliefs coming from deep within the stone that beats in your chest.— HOPE44 (@HOPE44FWD) September 18, 2012
Jesus, I just unfollowed @vdaze. She’s still talking about Shoq. Take that shit OFF MY TIMELINE.
Right? And ABL has been tweeting the same drama crap for weeks. Underutilizing her talents at a critical time in our country.
Agree completely Forus, these are smart, good people, I really wish they’d use Twitter to help the campaign, rather than engage in this bizarre tit-for-tat.
Yes, it’s getting worse for Mitt:
Sununu defense to Andrea Mitchell: "If Jimmy Carter's grandson hadn't snuck this stuff out we wouldn't be having this conversation!"— roadkillrefugee (@rkref) September 18, 2012
@MitchellReport you can inform Sununu that lots of us were going to be sure that video was seen by ALL Americans. #DangerousMitt #47Percent— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 18, 2012
Yeah, if that dog hadn’t eaten my homework, I’d have gotten an A.
Thanks for the heads up Chips. Got back just in time.
DC TODers: There’s a tornado watch in the DC/MD/VA area until 7pm. Be safe out there.
I know. I am sick of weird weather!
@MittRomney words & actions have consequences, sir, & you have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that you're unstable & dangerous. WITHDRAW— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) September 18, 2012
Just so he knows, we know …
He’s not gonna withdraw. He doesn’t have enough character for that. Besides, he doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong.
What would the Repubs do even if he did? Elevate Ryan to the nominee slot? Fat chance of that happening. Although a lot of the base thinks it should’ve been Ryan anyway.
Romney should stay and take the colossal ass-whooping that he’s due – that is if people get out and VOTE!!!
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!! DOJ needs to stop this mess!!
Live Texas Voters Pronounced Dead Purged from Voter Rolls. Read about visit from ARMED investigator. #VoterSuppression shar.es/uAnc0— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 18, 2012
BREAKING: Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns voter ID law BREAKING: BREAKING: BREAKING: BREAKING: BREAKING:— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) September 18, 2012
BREAKING: Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns voter ID law at bit.ly/QXoeqx.— Dems for Progress (@demsforprogress) September 18, 2012
I found this – not sure what it means:
HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.
from same blurb (on philly.com):
It is not yet clear how the high court’s decision will impact – if at all – the push to block the law so that it does not apply to this November’s election.
Tue, Sep. 18, 2012, 1:50 PM
PA SUPREME COURT ORDERS MORE HEARINGS ON VOTER ID LAW
HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.
The new law, passed along purely partisan lines by the GOP-controlled legislature earlier this year, calls for all voters to show a form of photo identification at the polls. Those who do not have an appropriate ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot, but would have to produce a voter ID within six days to ensure their vote counts.
Proponents of the law say it will go a long way toward protecting the integrity of election in Pennsylvania. Critics say it will disenfranchise tens of thousands of people, particularly the old, the young and the poor.
It is not yet clear how the high court’s decision will impact – if at all – the push to block the law so that it does not apply to this November’s election. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20120918_Pa_Supreme_Court_orders_more_hearings_on_Voter_ID_law.html
Cindy, it means the decision isn’t clean, but has returned to the lower court to determine whether the voter IDs are being made available in a fair fashion. The Supreme Court asked the lower court to learn toward a liberal application of the law, meaning it had better be easy for registered voters to get the ID. People are saying that this will delay the implementation of the law past November. That would be a great outcome. So please pray for that result. I would have loved a more definitive block, but I think the higher court is showing unease with the lower court’s first decision and hoping that court will use some better judgment this time around.
It looks like it was not overturned. Check it out further.
Sounds like they punted the ball….back down to the lower court…. it seems that the State Supreme court did not BLOCK the law…
i turned on my local channel…no news of the events are being broadcasted…
OMG OMG OMG I had put zero faith in them overturning that awful law. Thank God!!!!
Thank you Lord.
ohhhhh myyyyy Goooooooooooooooodness…..i am so happy…..what was the vote do you know????
BOTTOM LINE: Today's PA Supreme Court decision makes it more likely Voter ID law will be struck down before election thkpr.gs/PPn4xE— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 18, 2012
Today’s decision is not a victory against voter ID, yet. The state justices merely “return[ed] the matter to the Commonwealth Court to make a present assessment of the actual availability of the alternate identification cards on a developed record in light of the experience since the time the cards became available.” Nevertheless, the supreme court also makes clear that the lower court must suspend the law if “liberal access” to voter ID is not ensured, or if voter disenfranchisement will result in the 2012 election….
perhaps this is the best that could be gotten considering that the court has 3 DEMS/ 3 Repubs…
who does this ruling place the burden on…the State or the Individual or the DMV…
Please God, Forus, let this be so. This law has gotten on my last nerve since last March. I think I have written or called every agency in the state and in DC, held meetings, raised alarms and pestered the Voter Registration office til they cringe at the sight of me. I so want this to be over.
It’s because of people like you that these things happen! Thank you for all your hard work. POTUS: Change is not easy and does not happen overnight.
Great, great, great news!!!!! Thank you Bobfr for this info about PA SC overturning voter ID law. YESSSSSS!
Oh happy day. Or to quote Tyler Perry’s Madea ….’Halleluyer’ :) :)
Jackie Grumbacher special ((((HUGS)))) to you on this good news. Your hard tireless work has paid off.
A revealing and important dissent from one of the PA Supreme Court Justices:
Justice Seamus P. McCaffery wrote in his dissent:
“I was elected by the people of our Commonwealth, by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and others, as was every single Justice on this esteemed Court. I cannot now be a party to the potential disenfranchisement of even one otherwise qualified elector, including potentially many elderly and possibly disabled veterans who fought for the rights of every American to exercise their fundamental American right to vote. While I have no argument with the requirement that all Pennsylvania voters, at some reasonable point in the future, will have to present photo identification before they may cast their ballots, it is clear to me that the reason for the urgency of implementing Act 18 prior to the November 2012 election is purely political. That has been made abundantly clear by the House Majority Leader. I cannot in good conscience participate in a decision that so clearly has the effect of allowing politics to trump the solemn oath that I swore to uphold our Constitution. That Constitution has made the right to vote a right verging on the sacred, and that right should never be trampled by partisan politics.”
(CBS/AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday told a lower court judge to stop a tough new law requiring voters to show photo identification from taking effect in this year’s presidential election if he finds voters cannot get easy access to ID cards or if he thinks voters will be disenfranchised.
The 4-2 decision by the state Supreme Court sends the case back to a Commonwealth Court judge who initially rejected a request to stop the divisive law from going forward. The high court asked the judge, Robert Simpson, for his opinion by Oct. 2.
“The ruling means more drama, next month, with just weeks to go before the election,” CBS Radio News senior legal analyst Andrew Cohen said. “The trial judge now has to respond to this and give attorneys for both sides a chance to make new arguments.”
If Simpson finds there will be no voter disenfranchisement and that IDs are easily obtained, then the law can stand, the Supreme Court said.
“It’s certainly a very positive step in the right direction in that the court recognizes that the state does not make adequate provision for people to get the ID that they would need to vote,” said David Gersch, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs challenging the law’s constitutionality. “In addition, there is a practical problem with getting the ID to people in the short time available.”
The ID’s are not easy to obtain. We’re closer to this not being an issue in this election, but we can’t relax yet. Not by a long shot.
Keep pushing 57!!!
Well, I for one am proud of this Justice. Since he’s a Republican, I did not vote for him, but with a conscience like this, I’m sorry I didn’t. This is what judges are for.
NO. This is NOT what happened and it shouldn’t be retweeted.
The bill was sent back to the lower court to make the Court prove that photo ID could be achieved in time for the election and whether it was an undue burden.
They could have overturned the law, but they didn’t. This isn’t over; but the closer it gets the less chance there will be that it can or will be enforced.
It’s a good sign but not at all what Jeff Gauvin is claiming.
#BREAKING: Mother Jones will be publishing the full Romney donor video in two parts, 49.5 minutes total, at 2:30 EDT. mojo.ly/SZof0t— Too school for cool. (@PoliticlSvvyPhD) September 18, 2012
Expect an Internet & Twitter meltdown :)
oooh can’t wait bob! ;-)
OK now I really have to get back to work!
Full video released:
Not wanting to celebrate too soon, but it looks bad for Mitten. The truth eventually comes out. I see Elizabeth Warren is ahead, and I pray that Bauchman will lose too. There were times that my spirits were down about this election, but I would come here and find that the fire was still burning. Thank God for this site.
Rupert Murdoch’s tentacles are freakin’ everywhere!
WOW! Who Profits from Teacher Testing? Murdoch, That's Who shar.es/uxLDV— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) September 18, 2012
that’s right–all these rethug ideas about helping the children are really maneuvers to line their pockets with taxpayer’s dollars. and murdoch isn’t even american.
Kohls to hire 50k…
That’s a lot of Peeps!
Can they please get them ALL hired before the end of this month ;)
I shop there. Good work clothes at decent prices.
That is one of Senator Kohl’s – D Wisconsin companies
Yeah Senator Kohl…..
They need to. In my area, there are never enough people to ask for help, long lines at cash registers, so glad to hear this.
Oh Mitt, what have you done……. #Obama2012 twitpic.com/aw1ctb— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) September 18, 2012
Ha! He unleashed an army of Obama supporters on his a%%
Andrea Mitchel just said that the PA Supreme court just sent the Voter ID law back to the lower court.
But, I read upthread, that you guys said they overturned it.
So, which is it???
appears to be the former (sent back to lower court) – clear as mud
That is odd ruling!
Happening Now – President Obama departs for NYC: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Thanks, JER! Hope he takes off soon before bad weather hits the area.
The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.
Does that mean it’s to be struck down by lower court since the whole point of this law was to stop access to voting via difficulties in getting IDs? Will lower court reverse itself by early voting/Nov 6? Sorry, trying to understand the mechanics of this ruling.
From what I gather, the lower court has to prove to the SCPA that it can put rules in place that will ensure that everyone gets ID. If they can’t do that, then the law will be struck down.
Thanks, LL! I like the “prove it” part! :)
That’s it, exactly. Well done.
Basically the lower court was told by the higher court that if we wanted your opinion we would have given it to you, now dummy up and rule in favor of the voters.
That’s a good smackdown. Was anytime frame given to the fucking lower court ?
Oh trust me, the lower court isn’t going to drag its feet on this matter. Right about now the lower court is trying to figure out a way to save face, probably later this week or early next week the lower court will issue a ruling siding with the voters.
I sure hope so. With rw partisan mofo judges, it’s always touch and go.
I’ve got the same question as AMK. What does “speedy” mean in this case? Couldn’t the lower court dither until it’s too late for 11/6?
Back to the court that upheld it in the first place ?
But this time the court has to have evidence that the photo id’s can be easily obtained by everyone who needs them. This is the burden the judge dismissed in his first ruling and he can no longer do that.
It’s a step in the right direction.
Key difference btwn "bitter" & "47%": One explained why it's hard to win over some Americans, the other declared he wouldn't even try.— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) September 18, 2012
Mitt Romney: The 47% & 53% React youtube.com/watch?v=3soSRK…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) September 18, 2012
His comments are bleeding into the mainstream and the everyman on the street. What a bloody moron.
No, not a moron. He is an arrogant white supremacist.
He is an arrogant white supremacist moron. Really, moron is right there in the mix.
The tidbits that’s been released from the NBC/WSJ look good for Pres. Obama.
47% of voters say Pres. Obama is better prepared than Romney to lead the next 4 years and 36% picked Romney. Pres. Obama is up by 11 points. And he’s now leading Romney in a couple of polls on who’s better at fixing the economy/making it better. These polls haven’t even built in Romney’s latest gaffe.
Tick..tock…tick..tock….This is not a good day for Romney.
Eleven points nationally???
Ed Schultz hinted that Dem’s and PBO were going to be very happy with this poll.
I think the lower court in PA is going to rule that there is no way in the amount of time they have before the election for a “liberal access” to voter IDs to be accomplished and ensured. Hence, it’s looks like the law will be overturned.
I just said that upthread. There’s no way the lower court can set up a system in such a short time.
Why would the PA SC order the lower court to do an administrative job ? Isn’t that an executive job ?
Determining the burden, not setting up the method of implementation. The Court would have to order that it be achieved
amk, basically the Supreme Court is telling the lower court they screwed up the first time in assuming the state had its act together as anybody could have told them. It is very rare for the PA SC to overturn a lower court decision. This helps the lower court “save face” while telling them they need to do a better job.
Gotcha. Thanks jackie.
Perfect responses, 57 & jackie, to amk’s good question
Mitt ,is the prime example of the gift that keeps on giving, Hey Bob, send Mitt, a tweet for me, Wish him a “Severely Happy Early October Surprise”.
Behind the scenes video of Team USA (Olympics) at the white house.
Good article concerning post recession job recovery comparing PBO’s first term with Bush’s. Key statements:
There are 261,000 fewer employees on payrolls today than when Obama took office. But at the same point of the Bush administration, the jobs deficit stood at 856,000 jobs, according to current estimates of the same period.
Private sector jobs: If looking at hiring by businesses, the gap is actually much wider — the private sector has actually added 415,000 jobs since Obama took office. But it had cut 1.6 million jobs during a comparable period of Bush’s first term. The difference is that budget-strapped state and local governments have slashed their staffs over the last four years while they were adding workers when Bush was in office.
But 2004’s 5.4% jobless rate was up from a 4.2% reading when Bush took office. By comparison, the unemployment rate today is only slightly higher than the 7.8% rate on the day Obama was sworn in, and slightly better than the 8.3% reading a few weeks later.
Private sector added 415,000 jobs since Obama took office. But it had cut 1.6 million jobs during Bush’s first term. money.cnn.com/2012/09/18/new…— (@amk4obama) September 18, 2012
Willard’s remaining supporters: birthers, baggies, and bigots.
Romney/Ryan, "God Bless Half of America!" twitpic.com/aw1msj via @TwitPic— James Campbell (@campbellj4) September 18, 2012
Stream is up for VP Biden: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Ha ha ha! Chips, this looks front page worthy!! :-)
Newly unveiled #VultureVoucher2012 campaign logo. http://t.co/poU3wMns— (@amk4obama) September 18, 2012
One thing i hate, is no matter how many gaffes Mitt Rob-me has, he still has a “chance” to win, what does that say? it’s BS! if Mitt shot somebody, i’m sure right-wing media will find some way to justify it and say he still has a chance SMFH. I guess the Rich N Privileged always have ‘another’ chance in life…
i actually think Mitt “flip-flop-and-he-dont-stop” Romney is toast. He has about as good a chance of winning as Clint Eastwood making sense talking to a chair.
NBC/WSJ Poll: 38% say they're better off under Pres. Obama. 7 point increase from August. 41% say they're worse off. 1 point drop #GoodNews— (@utaustinliberal) September 18, 2012
NBC/WSJ Poll: 47% of voters say Pres. Obama is better prepared than Romney to lead the next 4 years. 36% chose Romney. #AdvantageObama— (@utaustinliberal) September 18, 2012
Who are these mitt-twits? I’d love to know their state of affairs in 2008-09?
.@MittRomney should be running for president of the country club, not for President of the United States.— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) September 18, 2012
Threatening clouds and low ceiling forced Pres Obama to motorcade to Joint Base Andrews for AF-1 flight to NYC. http://t.co/RyvzkuJg— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 18, 2012
I rarely link to HuffPo but this is just such a sweet story about PBO and shows the huge difference between these men in terms of character and consideration. “President Obama Crashes Wedding in Iowa: Leaves Awesome Gift” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/obama-wedding-gift-_n_1890745.html
Make sure you click on the photo to enlarge so you can see the things!
I WANT THOSE THINGS.
Wow that was really classy on the part of our President and First Lady!
What a POTUS! He actually didn’t crash the wedding, though! :)
At least dumbya was good for some mocking. The mittbot fucker is good for nothing.— (@amk4obama) September 18, 2012
We are having the weirdest weather here in the DC area. It’s a really nice 75 degrees but the wind has been blowing viciously all day as if a hurricane is on its way. Its kind of creepy!
It’s really bad outside now (thankfully I’m indoors). Heavy rain and wind, and I’ve received several flash flood and severe thunderstorm alerts. There’s a tornado watch until 7PM.
Wow I haven’t seen a drop of rain all day just this crazy wind. I’m gonna head down to the basement when the storm comes. I have a ton of trees that surround my house. Geesh!!!
I just received a tornado warning both on my phone and on the TV until 3:45PM.
It’s weird. That’s why I was glad to see AF1 take off! I think they said tornado watch, and it’s such a soup out there, I believe there’s something coming. Be safe!
And it’s too humid and gloomy.
We’re getting ready to get something bad!
Mother Nature has an axe to grind with Romney and the media!
Oh, is that all? MT @AshleyRParker Donor tells Romney she's "very concerned" that women, Hispanics & college students won't vote for him.— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) September 18, 2012
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ashley, dear, the list has grown exponentially since.
Another excellent graphic here:
Wow! S.E. Cupp is an idiot!
That is all!
S.E. Cupp is a idiot. She is jovie141. The bigger idiot is MSNBC for putting her on a show.
Anniebella: Jovie141 is a major supporter of PBO. SE Cupp is a Republican. I don’t think bashing our own TOD members is allowed on this site. You don’t have to agree with her, but she is NO S.E. Cupp!
Sorry Anniebella, I did not see that you were responding TO Jovie141. I am truly sorry I misread your comment. My fault for not reading carefull. Sosetimes I wish there was a delete function.
Betsy, I’m guessing Anniebella just meant ‘yes Jovie, S.E. Cupp is an idiot’ with that comment – well, I hope so any way!
Yes, she was. I tOtally misread her comment. My bad :(. I wish there was a delete function.
No worries Betsy, I do it ALL the time!!
Sorry Anniebella, didn’t see you were responding TO Jovie. My bad. See my comment below. Thanks.
Another ringing endorsement for Mitt Romney:
“If somebody is dumb enough to ask me to go to political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get,” said Eastwood in an interview Tuesday with the television show “Extra” about the convention speech that won rave reviews, puzzled looks and slacked jaws.”
Holy Moley even his supporters think he is an idiot. That was priceless
Wow, Obama campaign's rapid response. Brilliant. Hey mittbot, your turn. http://t.co/fAhzG9e5— (@amk4obama) September 18, 2012
BOOM! Right there! Stephanie Cutter must have come up with this brilliant graphic. BRAVOOOOO!!!!
Gallup poll, strikes again! Just when you think you got Robmey on the Ropes, give a call to Gallup to help you out. Check!
Fellow Marylanders I just got the Alert on my cellphone of the Tornado warning in my area until 3:45PM and for me to take shelter now. I’m headed to the basement!
Donna, stay safe!
Stay safe! What state are you in?
I got it too. Be safe.
How Jimmy Carter's Grandson Helped Leak the Secret Romney Fund-raiser Video nymag.com/daily/intel/20…— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) September 18, 2012
New post everyone:
James Carter IV emailed his grandfather about the Romney vid, and the 39th pres. wrote back: "This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa."— Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) September 18, 2012
The Carter family is giving a big F you to the entire republican party.
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