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‘Hitler Finds Out About Romney’s Secret Video’

I had to front-page this

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Not sure of the time yet, but PBO will be holding a rally at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee (Saturday)


217 Responses to “‘Hitler Finds Out About Romney’s Secret Video’”


  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Hilarious! Best meme EVAH!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 8 Lorraine
    September 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I’m first

  3. 9 magapie
    September 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I’m NOT FIRST!!!

  4. September 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Chips, I’m still laughing and some of those lines are gonna pop into my mind when I should be paying attention to something else and I know I’m gonna crack up!!! :D :D

    Now, back to work ….

  5. September 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  6. September 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    OMG, that is TOO much! And the name of the film that is used to riff on Romney is……DOWNFALL. There are no accidents!

  7. 17 magapie
    September 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    While I abhor violence, a really swift, hard slap across willard’s face delivered by Betty White sure would be just!

  8. September 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Now I’m hesitating to post this, because it will be a bit of a downer, but I need some sympathetic ears to help me blow this off. I am upset. I just got home and checked my email. There I found a forwarded email from a very sweet elderly lady in my church. I know she is conservative and will sometimes send me emails with Republican talking points or super-patriotic nonsense that I just ignore. Today’s email was a filthy, vile slander about an interview PBO gave on Meet the Press in September ’08 when he was still a candidate, According to announced his intention to change the nation anthem, disarm our military to a ‘level acceptable to our Middle Eastern Brethren’, redesign the flag and wanted to guide us to exist in the state of peace achieved by our Islamic brothers. There was a lot more. Some of it involved Michelle. I was furious and sick that she would send this out. How stupid and hateful do you have to be to send this on? I usually let these things go but I just couldn’t. I looked up the transcript for that Meet the Press and PBO wasn’t even being interviewed that day. It was then Senator Biden who had just accepted the vice-presidential nomination. There were clips of an interview from PBO the previous week. Needless to say, he said nothing remotedly like this. Whoever started the email made it up out of whole cloth. And I think all the people who are stupid or hateful enough to bass it on. It was so over the top that I can’t understand how ANYONE would believe he could have said this and still been nominated, much less elected. So I replied to her and I am going to quote my reply here. I had a tiny twinge of feeling bad but it was nothing compared to the hurt I felt.
    “Julie, I don’t want to argue with you but this is nonsense. Can you really believe he said any of that stuff? Do you think that those inflammatory statements made on TV would not have been used by his opponents? They threw everything they could find at him and this was never mentions. I am attaching a transcript of the Sept. 7, 2008 Meet the Press. Senator Obama was not even on it. They were interviewing Senator Biden since he had just accepted the vice-presidential nomination. There were clips from a previous interview with Sen. Obama and nothing that he says remotely resembles what is in your email. Whoever started this email made it up. They are telling lies, Julie. Forwarding this email is not a good thing to do.
    I love you lots, but please don’t send stuff like this to me again.
    Love, and I mean that,
    Mary Lynne
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26590488/ns/meet_the_press/t/meet-press-transcript-sept/#.UF0JJ7JlSG4

    So this is a long post and I am sorry, but I needed to vent. I can’t believe Julie really believed this and I can’t believe she forwarded it on. She must marinate in this stuff all the time. I am sure she is blind to the hatred involved in this. I wonder what I am blind to in my life.

    • September 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Oh Mary, how pitiful can these people become?

      That email has been around for years – see here:

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/stance.asp

      Good on you for trying to out these people right.

      • 23 anniebella
        September 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm

        Mary, some people believe what they want to believe, regardless what you try to tell them. So what did the elderly woman have to say after you told her the truth?

        • September 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

          Don’t know yet. Guess I’ll find out on Sunday.

        • 25 Dudette
          September 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

          I’ve been there mary. It’s really upsetting to know that someone you care about perpetuates this kind of hate. You did the honorable thing. You were straightforward, gave her the facts and asked her to stop. She may not become an Obama fan, but hopefully, she’ll think the next time she receives one of these things. {{{mary}}}

    • 26 Judith Fardig
      September 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Mary Lynne,
      Thank you for gently but firmly contradicting the lies. I hope you talked some sense into you fellow church-goer.
      Judy

      • September 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

        That didn’t work out too well. She stands behind everything 100%, he’s all for the ‘Islamists’, a good friend sent it to her, she heard him say it, NBC is so left leaning, she’s sorry that I’m a Democrat, knew I (and others) would respond like I did but was told to send it so she did and she won’t sent me anything ever again (so there is that). I can see that she is completely panicked. I am very sad for her and she is very sad for me. I think she’s deluded and she thinks I’m deluded. In my darker moments I wonder how we will overcome this. Luckily I don’t have many dark moments! I guess I’m lucky that I mostly don’t have to deal with this stuff directly. I need to look at that picture of PBO dusting off his shoulders.

    • 29 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      September 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      You worded the reply very nicely and included evidence. I expect there will be more of these emails as the conservatives get more desperate. I have used “reply all’ in the past and will use it again if I start to get these emails again. Your tone is perfect. If anyone uses “reply all” try to remember you are kind of representing the President when you do and some of the other people who see your words might be more open minded than the person who forwarded the message.

    • 30 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      September 22, 2012 at 3:40 am

      Great reply. I would like to suggest that when you reply to that type of email, hit “reply all;” that way, everyone who was in her addressee block gets the debunk info. There just might be someone on her list that would appreciate the truth!

      I have a couple of RWNJ “friends,” I started to tell them to stop sending the emails; however, I decided instead to let them keep sending them. I pick and choose which I respond to and which go to trash. Just my $0.02…

  9. 31 desertflower
    September 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Received an email about savings to seniors from Medicare:

    http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2012/beneficiarysavings/ib.shtml

    And Medicare Advantage remains strong:

    http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/09/20120919a.html

  10. September 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Brilliant news everyone, just heard back from Yardarm – he’s on “a short vacay in rwnj…..” (I’ll delete the name of the place, in case they go looking for him), his wifi is rubbish, but he’ll be back here next week to share his wit and wisdom. Soooooooooo happy!

  11. 45 Pamela
    September 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Okay. So. What have I missed? ;)

  12. September 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    BALTIMORE — First lady Michelle Obama is attending two fundraisers in the Baltimore area.

    She spoke late Friday afternoon at Morgan State University to about 2,000 people who bought tickets for the private reception and speech. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/PRjHCW) reports that Maryland politicians, including Gov. Martin O’Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, attended.

    Obama was also scheduled to attending a fundraising concert and reception at the home of Robert Meyerhoff in Baltimore County.

    ___

    Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com

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  15. September 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    • September 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you JER, I couldn’t find times for tomorrow’s events anywhere, you’re a star.

      • 55 Sharon
        September 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        C-Span will televise the 6:40 event. I also received an invitation for a fundraiser for 1:00 pm (Central Time) at Milwaukee Theater with Hank Aaron:

        The Obama Victory Fund invites you to a reception with special guests

        President Barack Obama

        And

        Hank Aaron

        Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

        1:00pm

        The Milwaukee Theater

        500 W. Kilbourn Ave

        Milwaukee, WI 53202

        The other times WestWingWeek gives may be additional events.

        Also on Saturday night C-Span will televising Michelle Obama’s remarks at the Black Congressional Caucus Dinner.

  16. 56 forus50
    September 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I haven’t see a lot of “thank you’s” to David Corn. He did the campaign a HUGE help to hopefully bury the GOP in 2012. http://twitter.com/FORUS50/status/249325507483693056

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      September 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      I remembered to thank him early on, since he’s a profile in courage and one of our country’s new heroes (in addition to always being super great). I think he also tweeted that he ran into Karl Rove who told him he was doing what a journalist should do. Thanks for thinking of this, so more of us can thank him.

    • 58 Dudette
      September 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Amen to that!!

  17. 59 forus50
    September 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  18. 60 lamh35
    September 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I’m sure this has already been posted, but…

    Democratic Donors Awaken as Romney Seeks New Cash

    Politico: “Mitt Romney was expected to use a billionaire-fueled fundraising juggernaut to crush President Barack Obama’s once vaunted small-donor army. But things haven’t gone according to plan.”

    “Headed into the home stretch of the 2012 presidential race, it is Obama who looks to have an edge, thanks to an awakening donor base, aggressive summer spending on ads and ground game, and a Romney hoarding strategy that left him with plenty of cash in the bank, but not much to show for it.”

    New York Times: “Mitt Romney entered the final months of the presidential campaign with a cash balance of just $35 million, racing to find new large donors and rally low-dollar contributors in August even while he raised tens of millions of dollars for the Republican Party.”

  19. 61 forus50
    September 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    dotster – I saw your comment a few posts back and thought you might like that SNL just did a bit on Romney confusing “elegant” and “eloquent”. I think the man is about as bright as GWB.

  20. 65 Claire
    September 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Wow, rubin is definitely going to say that video is anti-semitic.

  21. 71 Oxfarm
    September 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Good one.

    And if you ever have a chance to watch “Downfall” in its entirety, please do! It is an excellent film.

  22. September 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  23. 73 utaustinliberal
    September 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Chris Matthews is on fire tonight. This GOP voter suppression thing really affects him personally. He’s disgusted by that and Romney’s welfare ad and dog whistle politics. He is mad as hell. He is slaying this asshole conservative.

  24. September 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  25. 75 susanne
    September 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    lord help us, the orks are loose!

    from electoralvote.com :

    ‘ Conservative groups are getting ready for a massive get-out-the-vote campaign on (and before) election day. Groups such as the National Rifle Association and College Republicans, as well as billionaire-backed superPACs are setting up a highly sophisticated operation to match or surpass what the Democrats set up in 2008. The effort has many facets. In Florida, a new law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature inhibited Democratic registration efforts. In Wisconsin, the Democrats’ attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) allowed conservative groups to test their house-by-house voter outreach strategy. In Ohio, 10,000 churches in rural areas have been enlisted to distribute two million voter guides. ‘

    http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Sep21.html#item-1

  26. 76 dotster3
    September 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Arrest made in the checks stolen from Obama campaign HQ in Chgo—2 checks in the amount of $50,000 intended for vendors. Another person is in custody and a 3rd is being sought. It’s unclear how this happened as it’s reported that the checks were not stolen from campaign offices but from the bldg. where the campaign offices are. Kinda weird. From the mail chute?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-charges-in-checks-stolen-from-obama-headquarters-20120921,0,7190980.story

  27. September 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

  28. 84 desertflower
    September 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Bob…this has your name all over it:) Lots to Tweet about here!!

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/21/893211/questions-romney-taxes/

    10 Questions Romney Should Answer About His Taxes

  29. September 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    • 88 desertflower
      September 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Over 400 child abuse cases sit on that SOB’s desk that are uninvestigated . He REPEATEDLY costs the taxpayers of this county MILLIONS! Yet he’ll alert the media ahead of time to get his sorry ass mug on TV….as he raids a car wash, arrests 2 people for being brown, with an entire SWAT team in tow. I hope that Penzone beats this asshole to a pulp.

  30. 89 Dudette
    September 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Um Hi! My name’s Dudette. I heard about this place from the good folks over at Democratic Underground. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021391850

    So, like, um… are you folks here, Obama fans or whut? :-D

    • 91 amk for obama
      September 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      It’s our t-shirts that gave us away, isn’t it?

      • 95 Dudette
        September 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        Ooooo, this is yummy! Never saw this! Thanks susanne.

        Love the lyrics:

        SOMETHING ABOUT THE MAN

        In the tunnel it’s so dark
        That we don’t know where we are
        Somewhere up ahead there’s a man
        With a flashlight in his hand

        Something about the man makes me want to follow him
        He can lead us all the way back home
        All the way back home

        Something about the man says we got to follow him
        He can carry us
        He can walk us
        He can take us
        He can talk us
        All the way back home
        All the way back home

        Something tells me he can show the way
        Shine the way
        Something says if we don’t know the way
        He’ll find the way
        All the way back home

        Something about the man makes me stand up tall
        Tells me no matter what I’m gonna get through it all
        Something about the man makes me see the light
        Tells me no matter what he’s gonna make things right

        There is something about the man
        That tells me he knows what to do
        He’s gonna pull us up
        Pull us out
        Pull us free
        Pull us through

        A lot needs doin’ and if anyone can
        That man can do it.
        Something about the man
        Something about the man
        Something about the man

        Lyric by Arthur Hamilton
        Music by Alan Ross Fleishman, Kenny O’Brien
        Produced by Kenny O’Brien, Alan Ross Fleishman
        Performed by Dennis Clark
        © 2007 ARF Music, ASCAP
        K. O. Music, BMI
        Harmony Grace Publishing, ASCAP

        • 96 susanne
          September 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm

          wow! thanks for writing these amazing lyrics out for us! i’m not so good at catching all the words when i’m listening, but the feeling of this song is so like the feeling i have for our president–AND he is wonderful to watch!

          • 97 Dudette
            September 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm

            Tee-hee. I can’t take credit for “writing” down the lyrics. If you watch the video directly from YouTube, you can see the person who uploaded the video included the lyrics in the description (thank goodness)! I just copied them. II’m too much of a lazy moocher to have done it the hard way. :-)

  31. 98 amk for obama
    September 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  32. September 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    • 100 amk for obama
      September 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      nick ass must be pissed off the tiger is about break his record. What a racist pig.

    • 107 4morefor44
      September 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      oh no. i grew up looking up to nicklaus and tom watson, and to find out they are both republican tools (and sounds like most of the old school golfers too). depressing. i had been hoping nicklaus would keep some of his records and i don’t respect what what tiger did to his wife and kids, while nicklaus seems close with his wife and several kids, but to actually go out and campaign for someone like mittbot…ugh. go tiger! shatter all the records, buddy!

      • September 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm

        Great golfers, 4more, just typical of those guys who forget where they came from (actually, I have no clue about JN and TW’s backgrounds!). To my knowledge, the only high-ish profile PGA golfers who were, occasionally, Democrats, were David Duval and John Daly (when he was sober). They must have been regarded as complete freaks on the Tour.

        Nicklaus’s antagonism towards Tiger – long before the fondness-of-ladies business – has always, well, intrigued me.

        • 109 amk for obama
          September 21, 2012 at 11:50 pm

          Another white man’s red line breached by a black man. nick ass couldn’t handle it.

          • September 21, 2012 at 11:56 pm

            My thoughts exactly, amk. I always sensed JN’s attitude towards Tiger was ‘that boy doesn’t know his place’. Harsh, maybe, but that’s always the feeling I got from him, and that “different muscle structures” shite, even though it was nearly 20 years ago, gave a fair old insight to his thinking. I always longed for Tiger to tell these revered golf establishment f**ks where to go, but he was never one to rock the boat … well, apart from during his nocturnal activities. :???: Not the most loyal of chaps, so I’ll always struggle to love him, but as a sportsman he’s sublime.

    • September 22, 2012 at 3:35 am

      I’ll take Jack Nicholson over Jack Nicklaus any day.

  33. September 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    • 114 susanne
      September 22, 2012 at 12:19 am

      and wasn’t there a question raised by the irs on the other one? something about his not listing the off-shore entities where he’s stashed his major money…

      ‘ Romney released his 2010 tax return in January of this year, a document that first informed voters about the existence of his Swiss bank account and financial activities in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. But people who own foreign bank accounts are required to file a separate document with the IRS that provides additional details on such overseas bank holdings, and Romney has not released that form to the public.
      ~
      But Romney would only have had to report offshore bank accounts that generated interest on his tax returns. Other accounts that simply executed transactions and forwarded the money along to U.S. accounts would not have to be reported on the tax return. They would, however, have to be listed on the FBAR form Romney has not released to the public. ‘

      (huffypuffy-sorry) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/mitt-romney-taxes-2010_n_1683084.html

  34. 115 utaustinliberal
    September 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Bill Maher just perfectly channeled my disdain for swing voters. Swing voters to me are like so called independent voters who are too ashamed to admit they are republicans or just not knowledgeable about the electoral and political system. Swing voters and independents who always need to be catered and pandered to are nothing but ignorant low information voters.

    • 118 nospin
      September 21, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      wow, painting with a broad brush UT. I am an Independent. I tend to vote based on what is in my best interest. I am a proud Obamacrat so of course I want the President to succeed and to have the support he needs to make things happen so on this November, I will vote straight Dem ticket.

      If the Republican crop did not consist of the current field of nut jobs, I would have no problem voting for a Republican if they aligned with my values. So to say swing and independent voters always need to be catered and pandered to and are nothing but ignorant low information voters is insulting, short sighted and flat wrong.

      • 119 4morefor44
        September 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm

        do you believe that “trickle-down economics” can ever work in any form or fashion and does that ever “align with your values?” if not, can you name one republican who you could’ve voted for in the last 30-40 years, since they all promote that theory?

      • 120 utaustinliberal
        September 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        You really think that the current crop of republicans are not the same as the ones that came before them? Would you vote republican even though they blocked the conception of Social Security, Medicare, Pell Grants, Violence Against Women Act, etc. You really think that trickle down economics works because a majority of republicans going back to before Reagan believed and believe in that theory. Tell me one republican whose values have aligned with the middle and working class.

        The current crop of republicans are the same as the ones that came before them. The only difference is that now they are not afraid to show it.

        I maintain my theory that there is NOTHING like an independent voter. Each party has a set of concrete values and people fall into one group or another. You cannot be both at different times just because it’s convenient. Independents and swing voters are the same. They are low information wishy washy voters who always want politicians to waste endless amount of money pandering to their wishy washiness just because they can’t make up their mind.

        In every election, there is always a clear choice be it local, state or federal. One party represents your views. You can’t have it both ways.

        • 121 Cman
          September 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

          That is quite a broad brush. There are somethings people are liberal in and others people are conservative in. I, for instance, am quite liberal on social issues but do have some fiscal conservative leanings. I don’t think the government should be regulating marriage or other personal choices. However, I do think we need to get our fiscally house in order. The only differences is I am not blind to the “arithmetic”, in that we cannot go from here to a balanced budget without some tax increases.

          I am one of the few, I suspect, who would not mind the WHOLE Bush tax cuts expiring. We had two wars, not one, but two and we did not have any increase in taxes, in fact we decreased them. This is completely irresponsible. It blows a hole in the deficits and asks only a small fraction of the populations (military families) to sacrifice during a time of war. Neither the current republican elected officials nor democrats are advocating this position. I am hoping republicans will act up again after the election and Obama will just let the whole thing go and explain to folks why he did so. But I digress. There are independents. Undecideds, however, at this point is just stupid, I agree, but some people do not fall into one category or another and vote for the individual that makes the most sense not the party.

          If one only votes for the party you may run into the case where politicians are forced to only chase after their base and appeal to only things the base espouses ignoring the other half of the country. I don’t think this is a good recipe for compromise nor is it pragmatic.

          • 122 utaustinliberal
            September 22, 2012 at 6:43 am

            You made my point perfectly. Do you think Democrats are not fiscally responsible? Do you really think the Democrats don’t advocate for fiscal responsibility? Really? Really? Do you think there aren’t Democrats who want the entire Bush Tax Cuts to expire? Where have you been when Democrats like Patty Murray have been advocating for this position? You didn’t conduct any research yet you say there are Democrats who don’t advocate expiration of all tax cuts.

            There is nothing like an Independent voter. One party represents 99% of your views and you vote that way or you would vote for the other guy or hey guess what? You would stay home and pretend apathy. Don’t pretend that wearing the label “Independent” makes you all knowing or a political genius. That’s not true. In every election local, state, and federal there is always a clear choice not wishy washy waffling.

            A lot of” independents” pretend that because they wear that label it means they put more effort than other voters in studying the issues. That is bold faced delusion. A lot of them don’t know crap about the issues and that’s why they feel comfortable labeling themselves independents because it gives them an out and an escape clause.

            An “independent” voter is like one who is asked what do you prefer, Boxers or Briefs? And then they ponder and ponder and ponder and ponder and ponder and then say “I prefer Boxer-Briefs.” Boxer-Briefs were not given as an option but because the independent voter is virtually a low information voter, he pretends to be smart and thinks to himself “hey if I’m silent for a while and pretend as though I’m really pondering the question when in fact I really haven’t studied the issues in depth and say Boxer-Briefs, then they’ll think I’m a conscientious high level thinking voter not some wishy washy voter who loves to be catered and pandered to.”

          • 123 nospin
            September 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

            Cman – I am also one of the few who would not mind if the whole Bush tax cuts expired. My thought is that PO would let it all lapse and explain as well.

            I don’t think anyone is undecided at this point though. They may not say who they are voting for if they do vote. But all minds are already made up.

        • 124 nospin
          September 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

          I already established that the current set of GOP are nut jobs. so you are preaching to the choir when you talk about officials blocking legislation and who serve no purpose but to take tax payer dollars to show their asses on the days they do go to work with nothing of value to show for it that benefits the American people. But I disagree that all Republicans were that way prior to this rabid group.

          ” Each party has a set of concrete values and people fall into one group or another. You cannot be both at different times just because it’s convenient.”

          That is like saying you either support all blacks or all whites because you cannot share values just because its convenient. You either support the views of one culture over another because you cannot share values just because its convenient. I can go on. etc.

          Times are changing. It isn’t all black and white, there are concrete shades of gray and yes I as a black woman can certainly see some of the Republican principles applying to me. Would I vote for the current set of Republicans? Hell no. They have no interest in doing anything substantial to create sound policy or to move the country forward. I am pragmatic by nature and recognize that people can call themselves whatever they like, belong to any party they want to but there are areas where we do share the same set of values. I tend to not expect folks to fit in one box or the other just because of their political leanings.

          Who they (politicians) are as a whole, whether or not they tend to look at policies based on the desire to support the needs of their constituents despite personal feelings make a difference.

          You are entitled to your theory and I respect your personal thoughts that you cannot support some of the views of democratic party and some in the republican party but I say that is a false choice. It doesn’t have to be that way. I believe that voters can certainly disregard the party affiliation, look at the individual and their record on the issues and make a decision that way. I am solution driven, I don’t care who provides the solution as long as it is made based on what is in the best interest of the individual and not on an extreme ideological personal belief.

          All that aside, clearly the only choice in this November is to vote straight ticket Democratic if the expectation is to get anything of value done. If we are successful in getting rid of the current crop, hopefully in future there can be sane moderate Republican voices re-entering the field. When there is a constructive dissenting voice, you can actually benefit in getting stronger more effective legislation.

  35. September 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm

  36. September 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    H/T @politicoroger

    Letterman: “We have asked Mitt Romney and his little buddy, Gilligan, to be on the show a million times.”

    • 132 forus50
      September 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      lol his little buddy Gilligan. The seniors were working OT to try and knock the smirk off his face today. Since it’s been there a few decades though I imagine it will take a few more “meetings” with the AARP to wipe it completely off.

    • 134 Cha
      September 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Sounds like Letterman doesn’t really want Mitt on At All! ROFL

  37. 135 desertflower
    September 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    So Romney PROFITED off of illegal content on Chinese version of YouTube that he held shares in. Surprise!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/romney-dumped-shares-from-chinese-video-giant-accu

    Pirate Day holds a whole new meaning for him!

  38. September 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Okay, Monty Python geek moment.

    I’m watching a football game between Baylor and University of Louisiana-Monroe. On their uniforms, across the front, they have the acronym “ULM”. So of course, that forces me to share this:

    Forgive me.

  39. 138 dotster3
    September 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Semi-amusing story at Milwaukee Journal re. Miss Ann who was at an appearance at Marquette U. there yesterday. She was going to be interviewed by local media in an old ROTC office in the old gym there. Apparently the Romney campaign didn’t like the looks of it—not up to Miss Ann’s standards (I’m editorializing) and ran and got a bunch of stuff at TJ Maxx to create a clubby, cozy atmosphere in the dingy old office, including a silver framed photo of she and her lovey dovey Mitty facing the cameras, special lighting too. And then she snarled thru gritted teeth, “Stop it!” (not sure if that was the stop it interview or not but probably similar if it wasn’t)

  40. 140 Lb4Obama
    September 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Just finished watching Bill Maher with Chris Matthews on the panel. He was FANTASTIC! Totally took it to the rethug guy on the panel. Higgenlopper something or other. Former repup something. The only lady on the panel was awesome. Not an up front PBO supporter, but definetly left leaning. Very, very smart. In a Rachael Maddow kind of way. Anyway, all you TOD tweeters, send Chris Matthews some love. He earned it tonight on HBO! FORWARD!>>>>>>>>>

  41. September 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    President Barack Obama walks towards the Marine One prior to his departure from the White House, September 20

    Oh……….

  42. September 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm

  43. September 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

  44. September 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.

    “As my husband has said, this election will be even closer than the last one. That is a guarantee,” she told a raucous crowd of 2,000 at the Murphy Fine Arts Center. “It may all come down to what happens in just a few battleground states.”

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-michelle-obama-20120921,0,4193250.story

    Pictures?

  45. 157 amk for obama
    September 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

  46. 159 Dudette
    September 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Discovered this lovely video tribute to The Obamas. Thought I’d save it for their anniversary on Oct 3rd, but it’s too beautiful. Clay Aiken is singing. Makes me wanna go hug someone.

  47. 164 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 12:07 am

  48. 165 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I saw my local ABC news report on Willard’s release of his tax returns. They NEVER talked about the failure to release his returns prior to 2010, and acted as though the Obama campaign was only asking for his 2011 returns. They interviewed a couple Romney supporters (of course) who were satisfied or didn’t care one way or the other and pretended that these two individuals were representative of the electorate. They failed to show or mention any of the recent polling in swing states where the MAJORITY of likely voters said that Romney should release at least 10 yrs of returns.

    The media is not going to get away with trying to sweep this under the rug. This tax issue is not going away, and the more the MSM tries to bury it and pretend it’s a non-issue, the worse it’s going to get for Romney. Now I’ve seen a few MSM outlets on Twitter with something to the effect that “Democrats are still not satisfied with Romney’s tax return release” as if to say that Democrats are the ones being unreasonable. Trust me, by next week at this time, the MSM will regret they ever tried to cover for Romney in this way.

  49. 168 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 12:09 am
  50. September 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

    LAS VEGAS — Mitt Romney said Friday that he would roll back bank regulations as part of his plan to “reignite the housing economy” in this state, which has been hit particularly hard by the housing meltdown.

    Romney, who has faced calls to lay out more specific policy details, said during a rally at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that the key is to get credit flowing again and start selling houses.

    “Now, there are also some things we have to do to make housing work right here in Nevada. We have to reignite the housing economy here so that home values start going up again. This is unacceptable and some things I’ll do,” he said, adding that boarded up homes are a blight on communities. “The federal government has about 200,000 foreclosed homes they are holding onto, I’ll make sure we get them sold, so every home is occupied, we fix our neighborhoods.”

    Wwwwwwhhhhhaaaaat?

    • 172 COS
      September 22, 2012 at 1:33 am

      I am sure he offered no solution as to how he would accomplish this. Anyone can say that they are going to sell the homes, but how???? I guess he will let us know after the election. I thought he said that the home industry should just hit rock bottom.

      • 173 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        September 22, 2012 at 4:01 am

        He’ll give a sweetheart deal to his investor buddies, who’ll buy them for pennies on the dollar, then flip them over-priced with an investor financed mortgage…

  51. September 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

    “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Sun Tzu

  52. 176 Dudette
    September 22, 2012 at 2:50 am

  53. September 22, 2012 at 2:53 am

  54. September 22, 2012 at 3:11 am

    #Libya #Feb17

  55. 184 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

  56. 185 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 3:50 am

  57. 186 Dudette
    September 22, 2012 at 3:56 am

  58. 193 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 4:13 am

  59. 194 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 4:25 am

    • 195 amk for obama
      September 22, 2012 at 4:29 am

      And while the Romney campaign was sleeping, the other 85% have seen their circumstances change. “Their household income hasn’t improved,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s. “But their household balance sheets are very quickly moving in the right direction.” The soaring stock market has restored their 401(k)s to their former plenitude; the values of their homes are creeping back above the waterline in some areas and booming in others; and, Zandi says, we are approaching “historic lows” in delinquency rates on consumer credit-card debt and auto and appliance loans. Our nation’s feckless freeloaders have behaved responsibly since the 2008 crash. They’ve reduced their debts. They’re feeling better about their circumstances. And suddenly, the percentage of people who think the country is on the right track is surging, especially in important swing states like Ohio, where the economic picture has improved dramatically.

      It is the business of a presidential challenger to overstate the dire situation the incumbent has inflicted on a betrayed public. Bill Clinton certainly overstated the extent of the economic recession in 1992. But there are limits. There is reality. In this country, successful politicians have always avoided apocalyptic predictions. This year, however, Republicans have routinely embraced the dark side. If Obama is re-elected, “I don’t know that our country really survives four more years of all the regulations,” Senator Rand Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during the Republican Convention. Blitzer called him on it, saying, “Wait a second. If President Obama is re-elected, you think the United States of America, in four years, will not be the United States of America?” Paul beat a hasty retreat.

      Romney has lived the past six years in his party’s overheated shark tank, spending more time pestering plutocrats for cash than meeting with and listening to the general public. I suspect Romney doesn’t really believe that 47% of the electorate are moochers; he was just dialing for dollars. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see how the man who mouthed those words, whether he believes them or not, can be elected President.

      http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2125027,00.html#ixzz27BYLE99n

  60. 196 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 4:44 am

  61. 197 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 4:48 am

    ROFLAMO. Kaboom

  62. September 22, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Weeeeeell, it always makes me a wee bit sad, those parodies. Not cause they are not somewhat funny (even though the subtitles do not really work convincingly for german speaking me since i understand everything that is being said in the scene :P ), but because whereas tons of people know that one scene, very few know the whole movie. It´s a brilliant movie.

  63. 199 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 4:58 am

  64. 200 amk for obama
    September 22, 2012 at 5:05 am

    All children love him.

    • 201 anniebella
      September 22, 2012 at 5:49 am

      All children who are not being raised by right wing haters, but the picture was so nice, specially the hug the little kid gave POTUS.

  65. 202 anniebella
    September 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

    So does Mitt Romney think this is it with anyone asking about his tax returns?

  66. September 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

    The Senate approved the six-month spending resolution to keep the government funded early Saturday morning.

    The vote was 62-30, with 10 Republicans voting with the Democratic majority and only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.V.), voting against. The vote took place after the upper chamber came to an agreement on other votes, including Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) bill to end foreign aid to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen unless they met certain conditions.

    The continuing resoluion will now go to the White House where the president is expected to sign it into law. The fundng of the government must be authorized before the new fiscal year begins on October 1.

    Paul had been filibustering the Senate for days, delaying action by requiring the maximum amount of time be spent on each vote until he got a vote on his own bill, which failed, 10-81.
    Numerous Republican senators stood up in opposition to Paul’s bill, calling it dangerous and irresponsible, especially to Israel. But Paul said he believed the American people were on his side.

    “They don’t want to vote for this because they know they’re voting against the will of their constituents,” Paul said Friday on the floor.
     
    Republican Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.) Paul, James Risch (Idaho), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Richard Shelby (Ala.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) voted for Paul’s measure.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/251115-senate-passes-resolution-to-keep-government-funded-

    • 204 prettyfoot58
      September 22, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Toomey is the Teaparty Republican from PA…he also voted against the Veteran’s Jobs Bill which he helped to write…..he voted against his own bill….Imagine that….

      the folks who are here from PA….is it too early to be thinking about 2014 to get rid of Corbett and 2016 to get rid of Toomey…

  67. September 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I see Chris Hayes is already ticking folks off on Twitter this morning by having anti-Obama liars on his panel and not really challenging them.

    • September 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

      These Liberals that ate to the Left of the President, are Not Drmocrats. If I had to guess, they are Naderites, purity BS- Ideologues.
      If you put a lable on them, makes it easier to accept them.

      • 207 hopefruit2
        September 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

        And they are not really to the “left” of anything. They are not liberals. Their ideological position is wherever the MONEY is. And if it means having a bunch of RWers on their show to spew anti-Obama BS unchallenged. that’s exactly what they will do.

  68. September 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

    LAS VEGAS – Richard and Jessi Constantine were alone recently as they wheeled their 1-year-old son in a stroller around a Las Vegas subdivision, knocking on doors to promote Mitt Romney’s candidacy. Yet legions of volunteers working to re-elect President Barack Obama are a pervasive presence in the state.

    In one office park on the eastern end of the metropolis, dozens of union members fanned out to canvass for Obama and Democratic campaigns. To the north, members of the 60,000-strong Culinary Workers Union emerged from their union hall for their daily door-knocks on the incumbent’s behalf.

    In Obama campaign offices to the northwest and north, throngs of workers and volunteers heard rousing speeches from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to fire them up before they hit the streets to register new voters and argue the president’s case to undecided ones.

    The Obama campaign’s dominance of the ground game — the volunteer-driven nuts and bolts of electioneering that ranges from registration drives to door-to-door canvassing — contributed mightily to his 2008 victory. His campaign is banking on its advantage on the ground, assisted by a new array of digital innovations, to deliver victory once again.

    “Our massive grassroots organization will make the difference on Nov. 6,” Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher said.

    http://m.startribune.com/?id=170813086

    Tweet this article to Rinse!

  69. 210 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

  70. 211 desertflower
    September 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/21/1134900/-The-Plan-to-Do-Away-w-Medicaid-and-Medicare-Tommy-Thompson-WI-Sen-Admitted-It-Paul-Ryan-Lies

    Morning! BIG FAT OOPS!! Once again…..when all you have is lies, eventually the TRUTH seeps put!

    He actually said this:!!! Programs to DO AWAY WITH MEDICAID AND MEDICARE. The truth is out there now….

  71. 212 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

    HAHAHAHA – Excellent! OFA releases a brand new ad about Willard’s latest tax return release…

    • 213 Pamela
      September 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

      And certain words containing R: such as cRook, liaR, RobbeRs, gReedy, gRabbers, all of which would match up well with Myth’s campaign logo. Would love to hang with all o’ y’all, but the list is just too long today, and that is before I get to work! Will be lurking as possible…. {{{{Chips}}}}. {{{{TOD}}}}

  72. 214 forus50
    September 22, 2012 at 9:35 am

  73. 216 Pamela
    September 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Oh, lest I forget: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Pamela Thank you all in advance for my FR bump! Love it! :lol:


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