162 Responses to “The Mother Jones Videos”


  1. 1 EricFive
    September 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    First???

  2. September 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  3. September 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Josh at TPM highlights this part of the tapes:

    In the newly released full Mojo/Romney tapes, about 4 minutes in on tape one, Romney starts to talk about what he refers to as “the Jimmy Carter election”, i.e., 1980. He then goes on to talk about how the hostage crisis and the failed rescue mission Desert One were pervasive issues through the 1980 election. Then at the end he says that “if something of that nature presents itself I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity.”

    He has a couple stopped and started sentences and at some points it’s not entirely clear to me what his meaning is. But on this last point he seems to be saying that if a major international crisis erupted he’d do what he could to turn it to political advantage.

    So Mitt was hoping for a foreign policy crisis, and was planning to pounce on it. Not surprising, but another tell as to his lack of character.

    • 7 xtine
      September 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Damn, LL, he again proves he learned the wrong lessons. Each time. This one from Reagan, et al.

    • 8 Tally
      September 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I have been saying since Mitt’s very suspectly timed douchbaggery statements last week – that it reeks of Iran Contra.

    • September 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Yes, LL, and several folk have already begun commenting on exactly that and how consistent it is with the way he behaved last week with the Libya consulate attack and murders.

    • 11 Linda
      September 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      We need to find out who was in that room and follow their money……

      Does it lead to the making of the film that turned the ME ablaze ?????

      • September 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Nope. Their money leads to the Cayman Islands.

      • 13 idon
        September 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        Not only does it lead to the making of the film, but the Lybian President said that some protesters said they were paid. This makes me think Adelson’s money was not just for buying US Mittnocchio ads. The Lybian President also said the assault team was made up of Lybians and foreigners. We then have Netanyahoo trying to stir the pot with his crazy Iranian warmongering talk. To me, it’s all from the same pile of shit.

    • September 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      How’d that all work out for him?

    • September 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    • 17 57andfemale
      September 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      I always knew he was a dick, but I didn’t realize what a total dick he really is.

      He’s a menace.

      • 18 Chi
        September 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

        He really is a dangerously craven and desperate man who will say, push for and do just about anything no matter how destructive, to our country and union… nationally and domestically…simply to get to fulfill his and Ann’s White House and Air Force One fantasies and that of course of the Mormon religion…

        What is particularly disconcerting is the media’s complicity and attempts at continually down playing, covering up and quickly patching up things for Romney…

        I saw a clip of a very frustrated Chuck Todd who wasn’t angry or appalled at the content or revelations of the Romney tapes, but rather at what was clearly his disappointment that Romney allowed himself to be caught despite their best efforts to protect him and his true agenda…

        • 19 57andfemale
          September 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

          I saw Mrs. Greenspan with the same look as Chuck Todd. Disgusting.

          Mitt terrifies me. I admit to using the term sociopath a little too freely, but I think Mitt is dangerously close. Even Newt Gingrich or Santorum or Dubya would say, “What am I about to do?” if they were given the choice of hitting the red button. I don’t know if Mitt would blink, if he thought it would get him a vote or a profit. I think there is something seriously wrong with him — he tortured teens, he tortured his dog, he thinks it’s fun to fool his children and shove their faces in butter. He truly believes that people who aren’t born to influential, rich parents are deficient and to blame.

          There is something seriously wrong with him. He has no moral compass. He is the most dangerous man to come this close to the Presidency in our history.

          • September 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

            Agree with you about Andrea and Chuck; R-money is such an avalanche of problems they can’t control their annoyance at his incompetence to get the job done (i.e., line their own pockets with more moolah after the election).

            Horrifying to think of R-money’s finger on the red button. He’s clearly demonstrated that he is capable of relating only to people like himself (family, Mormons and mega-wealthy [regardless of how that wealth was obtained]).

            I was terrified that Palin might become VP in 2008; my fear of GOP victory may be worse now than then.

          • 22 Lb4Obama
            September 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

            I’ll tell you what is wrong with him. He is a spoiled, rich, brat with Mommy issues and who, I believe shows clear symptoms of Aspberger’s syndrome, a form of autism. He is TRULY one sick puppy!

            • 23 Walking_on_ Sunshine
              September 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

              I happen to be related to more than one person with Aspberger’s syndrome. They are not spoiled bratty sociopaths or sick puppies. They are awkward, shy and sweet. They are not cold robots. They are more likely to be bullied than to be the bullies. I can call Mitt Romney a dick because he is a dick, but I would never compare him to the people I love. They already have an uphill struggle just to get anywhere in this world. They don’t need to be treated like they did something wrong just by existing.
              Let Mitt Romney be judged on what he does. I believe his life of privilege has more to do with his thinking than anything else.

    • 24 dotster3
      September 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Troubling.

  4. 27 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    What a day. Gunnite folks.

    • 28 daisydem
      September 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      I think I was right … he did it on purpose; he knew what he was doing and to whose advantage. As they say on that link, some of Clint’s coolness restored.

      • September 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

        Yep, Clint has redeemed himself a bit. It DOES seem like a ratf*** in hindsight.

        • September 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

          Exactly…that’s precisely what I thought: ratf***er. I think Michael Steele is one, too.

        • 31 Chi
          September 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          I refuse to give Clint Eastwood a pass for his utter disrespect of a most dignified and gracious man and President who is focused and working his heart out in the face of unprecedented obstruction and hostility, to clean up a disastrous economy and a world in turmoil left him by George W. Bush…

          The same George W. Bush Clint Eastwood enthusiastically endorsed and supported through 8 destructive years that brought America to its knees…and not once did Clint Eastwood publicly insult or rebuke George Bush…

          And yet we are to believe that Clint Eastwood’s public assault on the President who is actually fixing the damage done by Clint’s candidate, isn’t cleaning up the mess quickly enough and has thus failed and ought to be replaced by another of Clint’s preferred candidates…

          What is troubling for me besides the obvious, is that most Americans tend to conflate the honorable and patriotic characters played by this guy in movie roles with who he really is…

          And absolutely nothing Clint Eastwood has done in his personal life or outside of acting and directing movies, validates or supports the benefit of doubt and respect automatically bestowed on him…

          To pretend that this man whose mindset and actions – and awful political instincts – or lack thereof – are anything but consistent with that of the John Birch society and reminiscent of the smug, condescending and glib musings of the Jim Crow era, is dishonest…

          Clint Eastwood is no harmless prickly but lovable guy, but a bitter, small, narrow-minded white man still stuck in a certain American time warp…

          • 32 cluny
            September 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

            Well said! I agree. I was a huge Clint fan but I can’t give him a pass. He wasn’t there to sabotage Romney – he just messed up and now he’s destroyed his brand so he’s trying to cover for his mean, racist blundering. Spike Lee was right about Eastwood and I don’t think he was acting in Gran Torino. The Eastwood movie persona is always about a flawed man who does the right thing in the end – but the real Clint is obviously an asshole through and through.

          • 33 dotster3
            September 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

            I agree with you. Eastwood has shown his political stripes before. He may be trying to back track a bit now because he’s been so ridiculed by everyone by his outrageous appearance, likely by most of his acting community also.

          • 34 Walking_on_ Sunshine
            September 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

            Yup! He goes on to make Romney supporting statements in the video. He’s been a republican all his life. I think the chair act was exactly what it looked like. An old guy who’s talents have gotten rusty forgetting his lines and talking to furniture. No pass from me.

    • 35 Pamela
      September 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      WTG, Clint! Hee! :lol: !

  5. 37 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    You GOTTA see these: Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- Mitt and the 47%

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021370206

  6. 38 squarepeg
    September 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  7. 39 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    The Carter family is giving a big F you to the entire republican party.

  8. September 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    What some of you may find of interest is that if you compare the two videos just released and posted above with, for instance,

    You will notice that in the fore ground two candles and a somewhat different camera angle differentiate the videos, as well as the quality of the videos.

    So ….

    Will be interested if we get a response.

    #FORWARD

    • September 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      • September 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

        Chips, everyone, please forgive my penchant for minute details but I am a scientist, first and foremost. If you view every frame of the two videos released today by Mother Jones you will see only 1 candle on the table.

        If you view versions of the following segment released in August, the poorer quality 1 posted above and this quite good quality video, you will see 2 candles in every frame …

        …. and at ~ 1:40 it appears that a cloth or some other object was placed in front of the lens.

        So, either Mother Jones does not have the full video, they did not release this segment which could have been earlier in the dinner prior to the Q&A, or two recordings were being made. Whatever the case, I’ll not be satisfied until the discrepancy is explained.

        • September 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

          Don’t know Bob, I’m guessing the person who was doing the recording moved the second candle to get a clearer view of Romney?

          • September 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

            Yes, that is likely, but then this segment (and others ?) must have been recorded prior to the start of the segment released by MJ, David Corn, today, given that #BainMitt exited part way into the 2nd released video and this content is not included.

            Hopefully, David Corn will respond since he must be aware of the various segments that have been on YouTube since May and that are not included in what he’s released.

            We’ll see …

    • 46 eiresicilia
      September 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Who among these people took up the suggestion of creating a Reagan/Carter event to guarantee Romney win over Obama? Hope this is being investigated, that would explain the big smirk he had on his face. We can now report that this fundraiser was held at the Boca Raton home of controversial private equity manager Marc Leder on May 17 and we’ve removed the blurring from the video.

  9. 48 JER
    September 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For Review

    … Zack Stalberg, president of the nonpartisan voting rights group “Committee of Seventy,“ … said today’s ruling leaves a potential mess for voters and election officials.

    “It makes the chances of this being decided and well implemented by November less likely,” he said.

    Stalberg says Commonwealth Court judge Robert Simpson will now have to look at how the law is being implemented now that voter education efforts are under way and now that the new Department of the Commonwealth ID actually exists…, to see whether there is a real chance that voters could be disenfranchised based on the full scope of the facts.

    So, the real question is, what does this mean for voters? Here’s Stalberg’s advice:

    “Move toward getting the voter ID and do not count on the courts resolving this issue.” http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/09/18/pa-supreme-court-sends-voter-id-ruling-back-to-lower-court-for-review/

    • 49 amk for obama
      September 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      That’s what I was afraid of.

    • 50 jackiegrumbacher
      September 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Jer, I agree we can’t let up for one minute on helping people to get IDs. But, the PA Supreme Court has set a very high bar for Judge Prescott and the state to reach and I don’t think they can do it. If Prescott flubs it again, the Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal. So..keep moving forward and hope for the best.

  10. 51 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  11. September 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Can someone help me find some samples of those cool posters that the campaign has been using that have text in different colors and type faces to explain stuff? Do you know which posters/graphics I mean? Sorry about being so vague.

  12. 57 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  13. 58 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Yes, it’s got a link to that Huffy place, but it’s such a cool story. We have the most awesome President EVAH!!

    Thanks ut!

    • 59 dotster3
      September 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Oh I remember that story and posted something about it here as we were following PBO in Iowa. I love that they sent a gift! I am not surprised.

  14. 60 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Pres. Obama is freaking awesome.

  15. 63 FoxfireTX
    September 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    For those who have questioned why the PA Supreme Court sent this back to the lower court, the primary reason is that the court determined there needs to be more “fact-finding” to determine if this can be implemented in time for the election so no one will be disenfranchised. Appellate courts do NOT do any fact-finding, they simply review the facts presented to the lower courts. Part of the reason for this is apparently the plaintiffs conceded at some point that it might be OK to have this law if everyone COULD get the required identification. Somewhat simplistic but those are the key points. Given what I’ve read about the inability of the PennDOT to be able to physically get all voters the required id between now and November, I expect the lower court will issue the requested injunction prohibiting implementation of the law for this November (S Court told the judge he had to issue it if the id’s could not be obtained in time without disenfranchising voters.) But the wisest course for those in PA is to just keep pushing to get as many done as possible.

  16. September 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    So twitter’s glitchiness the last several days must be due to the roll out of their new profile banner update. Which, seriously – really? I guess it’s mostly for the sake of their business clients. Whatever.

    • 66 utaustinliberal
      September 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      They switched you too? I have the new profile banner also but the glitches still continues. Whenever I tweet, the page doesn’t automatically refresh. They can muck around if they want but for crying out loud FIX IT. It’s so damned frustrating.

  17. 69 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  18. 70 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  19. 71 prettyfoot58
    September 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  20. September 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  21. 74 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Here’s a new behind-the scenes video of the Olympians at the WH featuring some of the Olympians who briefly described their experiences at the event :) :)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/18/behind-scenes-video-team-usa-white-house

  22. 76 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  23. 77 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

  24. 79 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  25. 80 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    CLINT EASTWOOD DROPPED THE BOMB ON ELLEN’S SHOW TODAY…APPROVING GAY MARRIAGE…I WONDER IF THE GOP KNOWS ABOUT THIS…I WOULD CERTAINLY RERUN THAT SEGMENT…AND OFTEN!

  26. September 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    is it possible that Mitt “The Joker” Romney could be more of a disaster than Palin was? Now that’s a mind-twister. {8^)

  27. 86 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Elizabeth Warren: Romney Wrote Off Half Of America As ‘Deadbeats’

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014235837

    Excellent comment from global1:
    “Now Dems Should Carry This Theme Just A Little Further And Ask…..
    is this what all Repugs think? Do you want people that think that way representing you in Congress? Vote Democratic.

    We need to start thinking of the Senate and House races and this is one way to get some votes.”

    ———-
    Absolutely. Excellent strategy! DCCC and DSCC are you listening?

  28. 87 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    LMAO! Clint Eastwood insults Mitt Romney AGAIN – this time calling him “dumb.”

    //”CNN) – Clint Eastwood isn’t taking much time to reflect on his unique endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at last month’s Republican National Convention, after all he says if they’re “dumb enough” to ask him, they’ll take what they get.

    “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. //

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/18/eastwood-if-they-were-dumb-enough-to-ask-me/

  29. 89 japa21
    September 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Another column looking at the 47%

    The Tax Policy Center estimates that 4,000 households with incomes over $1 million ended up with zero federal income tax liability in 2011. Another 14,000 made between $500,000 and $1 million.

    Actually, only a littler over 28% paid payroll taxes and no income tax.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/18/pf/taxes/romney-income-taxes-millionaires/index.html?iid=Lead

  30. 90 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Forgive me for posting this heinous woman here, but since LOD loves to start his show with this, it won’t be that shocking for many of you. I’m gonna have to go shower after I type this, but IN THIS ONE INSTANCE as it relates to Rmoney’s candidacy, my fervent prayer is that Ann Coulter was/is right…

    Sorry Chips, it won’t happen again. :-)

  31. 92 xtine
    September 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    ECLECTABLOG:

    “…… This election marks the first time when the wealthy elite have felt emboldened enough to speak their minds about how they feel about the rest of us and now they have one of their own running for president.

    It’s an interesting word: “entitlement”. Romney and his cohort throw it around very casually as if only others feel “entitled”. But, when you drill down to the core of their worldview, it is THEM that feel “entitled”. They feel entitled to reap the benefits of this unique society without having to contribute anything back to the system that allows them to accumulate so much wealth. They feel entitled to do whatever they wish to enrich themselves with no concern for the devastating impact that will have on others whether it’s offshoring their jobs or denying them the basic needs of life — housing, healthcare and food.

    And now they feel entitled, it appears, to run the country by putting one of their own in the Oval Office.

    We have a choice in just under two months. We can choose a path that respects and reveres the Grand American Bargain.

    Or we can eat cake.”

    http://eclectablog.com/2012/09/yeah-romneys-crud-but-the-fundraiser-video-has-another-important-lesson-to-teach-us.html

    • 93 Chi
      September 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      This was absolutely spot on…

      America either caves into the hostage taking, bullying brazenness of the greedy wealthy elite like the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn, Jamie Dimon etc…

      Or we continue to work on perfecting our union and strengthening and preserving the grand American bargain…

      It couldn’t be clearer…

  32. 94 ChristiMTL
    September 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Romney’s comeback: 1998 clip of Obama saying we need ‘to make sure that everybody has got a shot’

    TELLING ! — Audio of President Obama in 1998 – “I actually believe in redistribution” http://www.youtube.com/
    — @Reince via Twitter for iPhone

    Apparently it’s front page on Drudge in red letters…

    Ha!

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/18/1133485/-Romney-s-comeback-1998-clip-of-Obama-saying-we-need-to-make-sure-that-everybody-has-got-a-shot

    • 95 hopefruit2
      September 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! This is an old video that John McCain used back in the 2008 campaign. It didn’t work then, and it certainly won’t work now.

      • 96 57andfemale
        September 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        And of course, Mitt and his Cabal have to –again — take PBO’s words out of context.

        Mitt’s abhorrent context is there for all the world to see.

    • 97 lisalovesobama
      September 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      hahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhhahahahahaha!!!!! why are they so stupid? they are so reactionary. I guess they’re blaming Willard’s latest fuckup on PBO. {{SMH}} so stupid :roll: they don’t get it. it’s like that ad PBO did, using Willard’s singing “O beautiful’ why showing in words what Willard did in terms of outsourcing. what was Willard’s comeback again? running an ad of PBO singing–very well– along with the crowd cheering and saying PBO engaged in crony capitalism?—– how long did that last? and it completely missed the irony of the O Team’s ad against Willard. Completely stupid.

  33. September 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Just so they know we know ….

    • 101 eyecandi
      September 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Do you think Romney and his backers had anything to do with what happened in Libya?

      • 102 Chi
        September 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        Wouldn’t be surprised…

        The combination of desperate and dubious characters like Cheney, Netanyahu, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove etc. can wrought anything…

  34. 103 prettyfoot58
    September 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  35. 104 Claire
    September 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. ET. to review a tentative deal reached last week.

  36. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    September 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    New Ad

    Pay The Bills

  37. 106 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I’m betting that Anderson Cooper is going to try to attack the young man with aggressive questions while defending Romney.

    • September 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      James Carter will become the story for the media, not mitt, This should be a BFD because mitt diss 47 percent of this country, but the media is focus on the Carter to take some heat off mitt.

    • 109 Chi
      September 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      James Carter IV strikes me as a smart young man…not glib at all and quite politically savvy…

      He’ll hold his own and will be just fine…

  38. 110 lisalovesobama
    September 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    did Tweety do something with his hair?

  39. 113 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

  40. 114 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  41. 120 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    • 121 anniebella
      September 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      A man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, never had to worry about anything. Shouldn’t be judging anyone who has struggling to make ends meet.

    • 123 susanne
      September 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      …and now he can’t get anyone to do his hair.

      • 124 dotster3
        September 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

        He needs more Lucky Tiger. (sorry for the family joke—-when I was little my dad used Lucky Tiger on his hair—-it was always in his medicine cabinet—-one of those things that stuck with me—–and we laugh about that now—-the product name, Lucky Tiger, and the whole deal—we’re easily entertained)

  42. 125 lisalovesobama
    September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Jimmy Carter IV coming up on Tweety’s show!!!!!!

  43. September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    9 days in Iowa and 14 days in Ohio early voting starts!

  44. 127 vcprezofan2
    September 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    One of the littler things that stood out for me about Mitt’s revealing moments is the fact that he is ALWAYS looking for ways not to do anything. Whenever there is a crisis, or potential crisis he never seems to have a pro-active solution to offer (that is not war). Kinda sad IMO that he wants to lead by kicking the can forward or waiting until things collapse. I guess that way he can be given the ‘saviour’ mantle.

    • 128 susanne
      September 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      i was struck by that consistency, too–can’t do anything about the 47%, can’t do anything about the palestinians, can’t do anything about the poor. this is not leadership, or at least not the sort of leadership required of a president of the united states. it does, however, smell of the kind of leadership that dumps businesses into bankruptcy without considering the human impacts.

      • 129 vcprezofan2
        September 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        Exactly, Susanne. Mitt’s leadership shows itself in the eagerness with which he is usually ready and willing to encourage the catastrophe and the glee with which he is willing to pick the bones. A truly greedy and selfish creature IMO!

  45. September 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  46. 134 Dakota
    September 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    TOD Family,

    I’m interested in donating what I can to the senate and house seats that we need to secure. Can someone direct me to/give me a list of the most important ones in play? I know that they’re all important. Since the repugs are starting to pour more money into these races they definitely need our increased focus.
    Thanks

  47. 142 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Tweety points out that this weekend’s SNL Jay Pharoah skit about Romney being Obama campaign’s secret weapon is kinda prophetic. :-D

  48. September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  49. 146 Linda
    September 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Remember when Joe Williams from Politico lost his job because he said :

    Romney is more comfortable with people that are ” like him ” ?

  50. 147 squarepeg
    September 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Ah, here we go. Tweety attacking Obama’s guns and religion comments from four years ago, as if it were the same as Romneys.

    • September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Actually, I thought he was saying that they were not the same? I did not see him talk about it in detail, but his promo said he was going to tell why what PBO said was not the same as Mitt. Of course, I left the room so I did not hear it in detail.

    • 149 lisalovesobama
      September 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      that was annoying. glad Jonathon Chait set him straight on the “clinging to their guns and religion” line. It’s like certain things fly above Tweety’s head.

    • 150 Chi
      September 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      And the same worn out refrain about how all of President Obama’s successes are thanks to Bill Clinton’s solitary DNC speech of course…

  51. September 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    From US bureau chief for the Financial Times of London (is there a more prudent/fiscally conservative newspaper out there?):

  52. 152 Rita
    September 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Okay, this is scary: http://www.salon.com/2012/09/18/no_really_leak_helps_mitt/

    “If you watched TV, read a newspaper, listened to the radio or consumed pretty much any other news in the past 24 hours, you know that Mitt Romney’s comments about 47 percent of Americans mooching off the government dole are incredibly toxic and may have already cost him the presidency.

    But the rumors of Romney’s demise may be greatly exaggerated, as there’s plenty of reason to believe the 47 percent nonsense can actually help him. It may sound far-fetched, and many voters will undeniably be turned off by his statements, but many others will likely embrace them. The notion that the comments will be entirely harmful is based on the assumption that Romney is focusing on winning over moderate independent voters. But Boston has apparently abandoned that approach in the dramatic strategy change the campaign rolled out this week (off to a great start!). Now, the thinking in Romneyland is, “This is going to be a base election, and we need them to come out to vote.””

    We just CANNOT get complacent! PBO’s supporters simply MUST turn out to vote. OFA has great plans for GOTV. I’m really hoping all OFA volunteers and supporters turn out in large numbers to help out where ever possible. This is where the pedal meets the metal.

    • 153 57andfemale
      September 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      b.s. He has those votes. are they now going to ‘severely’ vote for him?

      He lost votes with this. Got him nothing but the people who were going to vote for him anyway. And it energizes our base even more.

    • 154 Linda
      September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      That is garbage from the far left loons. They always panic …complain about PBO ……and then panic again…

    • 155 EricFive
      September 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      That is GOP spin. No way you want to insult half of the voters less than 50 days before an election. This mythical GOP base was not enough for GWB to win reelection in 2004 (he needed independent and moderates) and it was not enough for McCain to win in 2008. I remember similar arguments were made when Mitt embarrassed himself overseas (i.e., Mitt did it to appease his base that hates Europe). Just last week Mitt flubbed when he said that middle class was $250,000 annual income. He is coming across as an out of touch elitist plutocrat. In addition, if Mitt’s base is not sufficiently energized at this late date, then the GOP has a serious enthusiasm gap. I’m not saying for us to become complacent, but we should not create Mitt into some political mastermind because he clearly is not.

    • 156 Rita
      September 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks for the reality check, you guys :) But still… we cannot get complacent. It ain’t over till the fat lady, or, in this case, Mitt Romney, sings!

  53. September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Desert Flower thank you so much, for your thoughtful and honest critique, on some of the pictures being hard to read. I’ve made some changes, and I hope you and everybody else likes it. Thank you again, Much Respects and Blessings Chris Nelson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQq1X2yzNqM&feature=colike

  54. September 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Also, re: R-money camp planting PBO’s 1998 “redistribution” video (from Little Green Footballs, which used to be GOP, until he couldn’t take their wingnuttiness and bigotry):

    Of course Chuck Todd marvels at R-money’s composure today on Fox:

    While @BuzzfeedAndrew notes at how quickly Cavuto fed to R-money:

    And, one more from Ed Luce, FT about R-money and Cavuto:

  55. 160 Cha
    September 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    So? Romney’s a sociopath, chuck todd.

  56. September 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Peace everybody, I know I’ve posted this earlier, however the screen did not come up, and I wanted everybody to watch it and share it. So feel free to share it with all of your friends and family, and lets get our President re-elected this coming coming November 6, 2012!!!!!

  57. September 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Yes!!!! It worked. Lol, I know I sounds corny a little bit lol. But trust me the time it took me to redo this video and load it up while the rain and wind is coming down hard like cats and dogs, messing with the signal. Thank The Creator/God it works. Enjoy the rest of your evening!!!!!!!


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