199 Responses to “Chat away”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    September 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Hello again TODville. I really should be heading to bed, but I first have to THANK Chips Chica for a lovely day.

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      September 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      THANKS, Chips Chica!

    • 10 hopefruit2
      September 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      VC you are on a roll this evening! Congratulations again on # 1 :)

      • 11 vcprezofan2
        September 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        TY again, Hf, and you know what… this is actually a very good day from which to go into retirement from competition. I think I’m going to follow the example of some of those fine American summer Olympians who retired while they were at the height of their career, or once they had accomplished their goal. Ahem, ahem… Dear TODobots, thank you for your support, and thank Ms Chips for your generosity in supplying the beautiful awards. My one-day reign was a decided pleasure, excellent fun while it lasted, but it’s time to step aside, passing the torch to others. /waves trophies as, with tears in her eyes, she steps aside. The music plays softly as she traverses the stadium village.

        • 12 hopefruit2
          September 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

          HAHAHA…I know tomorrow morning you’ll be back here in the # 1 spot. As soon as Rise & Shine is posted, out bolts Vc!! :)

    • September 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Go to bed, right now VC! :-)

    • 19 yardarm756
      September 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      There ya go again. Damn……..;-)

    • 21 Pamela
      September 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Banner Day for you, VC, started out with a flourish, ended with a flash! Well done, girl, I will never hope to top this day! :) {{{{{VC}}}}} get some rest…..

      • 22 vcprezofan2
        September 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

        I like that term, Pamela – a Banner Day! :lol: **I** have no hope/plans to try to top this day, so you’ll notice I have announced my retirement from competition. I will join your cheerl-eading team, if you wish.

        • 23 Pamela
          September 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

          Yes please! Those of us who cheer the others on are as vital to the process as the toppers! A while ago I reached my saturation/satisfaction place with being first ~ it was a grand new view, and a delightful feeling! So now, if I happen to open a post and there are no comments, it feels like a gift from beyond the routine world! Love ya’, VC, you are the all tome record setting first placer! Have a wonderful day, and welcome to the squad! (want to be capitan?) :lol:

          • 24 vcprezofan2
            September 26, 2012 at 9:45 am

            Morning, Pamela! {{{Pamela}}} I’ll happily do my best as cheer-leader, but not captain, please. For the past 2 years I’ve been working to stay away from leadership/captaincy so that I can fully exercise my previously underused idler genes. I’ve made some progress and don’t want to jeopardize that. ;) ;)

            • 25 Pamela
              September 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

              Indeed, it is a practice thing, VC, and I confess I look forward to the day when I can set down some of the workload which is currently my privilege to bear, and join your dear self in, well, I’m sure it’s not idling, perhaps just a lesser pace ( than full on!) have a lovely Obama~Biden day! :)

  2. 26 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Hmmmmm idk

  3. September 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Watching a filmed Rolling Stones concert circa 1978. Mick Jagger is a skinny mofo, and Keith Richards seems to be wearing a blouse. Ah, the 70s!

    • 28 forus50
      September 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Did you read Keith Richards’ memoir “Life”? Amazing. Amazing.

      • 30 utaustinliberal
        September 26, 2012 at 5:58 am

        I have no freaking clue how Keith Richards is still alive but he is one kick ass son of a gun.

        • 31 forus50
          September 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

          No kidding! And what is most amazing about this book is the very detailed recollections he has. I was never a huge Rolling Stones or Keith Richards fan but the book definitely opened my eyes to how smart those guys were (in addition to everything else we know about them!) It starts out with him being 4 or so during the bombing of London. His stories are so hilariously well told and while he had someone helping with it you can tell that the words and style are all Keith Richards. Truly the best memoir of a modern day celebrity. The back jacket says something like; “Believe it or not I remember everything”.

          Here’s one review of it from Amazon that I agree with every word.
          It’s hard to imagine a celebrity memoir–or any memoir for that matter–that is as easy to drink in (so to speak) as Keith Richards’s Life. Die-hard Stones fans will love tales of the band’s ascension from the “interval” band at the Marquee to the headliners at Super Bowl XL; guitar gearheads will scramble to sample the one lick that has eluded Richards for 49 years; and historians and romantics alike will swoon over the raspy, rambling, raucous detail of this portrait of the artist in situ. Yes, some tales are told, but Life is refreshingly not gossipy, mean-spirited, or sordid–or at least not more than the truth demands. Richards is as comfortable in his bones as a worn pair of boots, and Life captures the rhythm of his voice so effortlessly that reading his tale is like sharing a pint with an old friend–one who happens to be one of the most iconic guitarists of all time. –Daphne Durham

    • 32 57andfemale
      September 26, 2012 at 12:19 am

      The ugliest clothes ever!

      How ya feeling?

  4. 33 vitaminlover
    September 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    We shall prevail.
    Therefore President Obama and Vice-President Biden shall win.
    Yes we Can!
    Yes we will!!

  5. 34 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I know Lawrence loves his First Lady too.

  6. September 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I agree Chips. this has been a wonderful day for the President and even better that we have been able to follow him and feel as if we were part of it. You are Amazing!

  7. 37 a4alice
    September 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    thanks for all you do Chips! What an amazing bunch of pictures – oh – and I love the watermark! Nice touch for that guy who steals your stuff! Ha! Have a great night everyone.

  8. 40 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Jon Stewart is infuriating me AGAIN. Taking that right wing memo and running with it——-Obama’s not meeting with world leaders, he’s going on THE View. He should be losing for this and another long list of grievances—- but he’s just lucky he’s running against dumb Willard.

    • 41 COS
      September 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Every since Stewart turned on PBO, I simply can’t force myself to laugh and watch any of his stuff, even if he is denograting the other side. Actually, I took him off my dvr a long time ago.

    • 45 closerange
      September 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Reposting my comment on this same issue from the previous thread:

      Saw Anderson Cooper, Gergen and Zakaria acting all concerned as to why PBO didn’t meet with anyone but they failed to realize that he was too smart to fall into that trap. After putting Netanyahu in his place by ignoring his ‘demands’ for a face to face meeting, he wasn’t about to give the GOP ammunition by meeting with the muslim leaders. You could just picture the fake outrage from the Romney camp.

      In any case meeting with the POTUS is a privilege and is not to be taken for granted. Plus PBO is pissed with some of those countries, especially Egypt, for the way they initially handled the protests.

      • 46 elo4obama/biden
        September 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        I say bingo for your last 2 lines. I think it was a strategy on his part. Plus he did sit and speak with at least one leader- Yeman as seen in the photos posted. He has said about there not being conversation just for the sake of conversation. I have no doubt there have been conversation on the back channels and we mean business. I tell ya, this president is so good about ignoring all this noise and chatter. These idiots and chatterheads always trying to tell him how to do his job. :smile:

        • 47 closerange
          September 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

          Some of these pundits are too full of themselves. Obviously if PBO wanted to have meetings he could, so the first thing a sensible person would ask is WHY didn’t he? If the only answer they can come up with is that he was ‘too busy with The View’, then they’re just STUPID.

          Yemen is one of the most dangerous locations and they handled the protests better than most, so that’s probably why they got a mini photo-op meeting.

          • 48 Cman
            September 26, 2012 at 12:16 am

            This is what I have been thinking too. Wish I was prominent on twiter so I could push back against these so called know it all in the media. They are falling for republican talking points rather than using their brain to think. Obama is at the U.N. makes time to meet with the Yemni leader ( with photo op) and goes out of his way, even with criticism to NOT meet with the other arab world leaders. And their explanation is that he was too busy taping the view a day before? What kinda sense does that make?

          • 49 Smoothscotch
            September 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

            Usually Zakaria is more insightful than that. I’m surprised, kinda.

        • 51 Obama Grandmama
          September 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

          I heard there would be criticism politically no matter whom he met with or left out. Also that he did not want to risk turning international policies into political fodder.

      • 52 dotster3
        September 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        I think you are exactly right. I trust President Obama’s judgment on this. He’s always way more intuitive than any of his critics.

      • 54 amk for obama
        September 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

        PBO – Cable is all noise. I don’t watch’em.

        Amen.

    • 55 theo67
      September 26, 2012 at 12:38 am

      Luckily, I don’t think the President loses much sleep over Job Stewart’s assessment of his activities. In fact, I’m pretty sure the President doesn’t think about Jon Stewart much at all during any given day…

      • 56 susanne
        September 26, 2012 at 1:20 am

        …which is why stewart is so peeved.

        • 57 nabsentia23
          September 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

          I honestly don’t think Stewart is peeved at all about this.

          Especially when the King of Jordan told him that the criticism about this was blown out of proportion. If anything, this demonstrated that Obama knows more about what he’s doing than Stewart does. It was proof to me that Obama’s judgment on this matter was sound.

          There’s no need for anybody to lose sleep over this. Jon has said things I don’t like in the past. So has Stephen Colbert (of whom I’m a bigger fan). I don’t lose sleep over these things because of something Colbert himself said awhile back, “Don’t be afraid to be wrong.” Besides, Stewart willingness to even ask the King of Jordan how this was playing out at on the ground demonstrates fairness that many pundits who oppose Obama don’t practice.

          Everytime I think of Jon Stewart and President Obama, I think back to that interview Jon gave when he taped the show from DC. Someone here complained that Stewart called Obama “dude.” Well, the biggest impression I got from that interview was when Obama took Stewart “to school” when it came to discussing how quickly political and social change can occur. I remembered seeing a humbled Jon Stewart not only because he was interviewing the President of the United States, but also because he was in the presence of an intelligent, knowledgeable, and CAPABLE politician. It was one of those “you’re out of your element” moments. So, whenever Stewart criticizes Obama, I can’t help but think back to that interview.

          For a long time, Stewart and other comedians have had a goldmine of material coming from idiots like GWB, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the rest of the GOP gang. However, when it comes to Obama, they are playing catch up. It’s to be expected. Change is difficult (even for those of us who call for it).

    • 58 nabsentia23
      September 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      I’m not as hard on Jon as some of you are. Yes, Stewart complained about Obama not meeting with world leaders, but he spent most of the time bashing Romney. Shoot, even the King of Jordan told Stewart that he and others complaining about this were blowing the whole thing out of proportion. Upon hearing this, Stewart didn’t really push back on it.

      And yes, Obama is lucky that he’s running again dumb Willard. However, luck is only one part of the equation. If Obama and his team weren’t smart enough to take advantage of the BS Willard keeps dishing out, things could have still been worse. Presidential candidates don’t always take advantage of the luck given to them. Michael Dukakis in 1988 comes to mind. And even John Kerry in 2004 could be seen as another example. So, this is where I think Jon got it wrong. If you don’t know how to take advantage of opportunities presented by pathetic candidates like Mitt Romney, you could still end up losing in the end.

      Besides, Jon has been blasted in the past for his opinions on Israel. Remember when Israel bombed Gaza and the West Bank a few years ago? Jon criticized Israel for their actions and got an earful from people who thought he was wrong. Then, both he and Stephen Colbert got called out by the professional left and firebaggers for their “Restore to Sanity” Rally in 2009. When Jon had the audacity to call for civility on both sides of the political aisle, the pro-lefties had the nerve to say he was using false equivalencies. I found it ironic that pro-lefties (who, at the time were wallowing in false equivalencies more so than they do now) had the nerve to accuse Stewart of the same thing.

      I don’t agree with everything Jon Stewart says, but I don’t think he’s “turned” on Obama. Besides, Obama is not perfect. No politician is. There are still issues I have with Obama, but he’s still the best candidate for President and he’s far beyond the “lesser than the two evils” standard. And if Stewart isn’t smart enough to see that then….

  9. September 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  10. September 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  11. September 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      September 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Just another diverse crowd, in Anywhere, U.S.A., standing in line for their chance to see the President. Love it.

  12. 68 Ladyhawke
    September 25, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    So Jon Stewart (who has joined Chuck Todd and Mrs Greenspan in being the self appointed arbiters of when and which leaders President Obama should meet with) has also decided that going on The View cancels out everything PBO accomplished at the link below. Brilliant.

    What Has Obama Done? Here Are 200 Accomplishments! With Citations!

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html

    • September 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      John Stewart kissed Bill Clintons ass, the other night.
      That should tell you a lot.

    • 70 Andy46
      September 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Jon Stewart is just jealous in my opinion just like Chuck and Ms. Greenspan , President Obama has been to New York several times and met with Letterman and on this visit he went on the The View. No interview for to the guy who thinks he can influence politics; it must hurt.

      • 71 jacquelineoboomer
        September 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

        Didn’t the President visit Jon Stewart’s show once, and Jon called him “dude” or something? Not sure I’m remembering that correctly, but it went way over the line.

        • 72 amk for obama
          September 26, 2012 at 2:19 am

          Yup. That’s when I soured on him completely. The disrespect to the person and the office was disgusting.

    • 73 Smoothscotch
      September 26, 2012 at 1:42 am

      Mrs Rome is right in this case, ALL those pundit
      should stfu & get in the ring if they know so much.

      When Bush or Clinton was Pres., was so much advise so freely given by the know-it-alls?

      I wonder why they think it is ok to speak so to PBO?

      He so obviously can run rings around them AND because of his physical presence, he is a threat to their preconceived ideas. How on God’s green earth did they get those jobs?. Don’t even get me started on crowley.

    • 74 squarepeg
      September 26, 2012 at 7:13 am

      FUCK Jon Stewart. Seriously. After he defended Mitt Romney by attacking Harry Reid for asking about his tax returns, that was the last straw for me.

  13. September 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I took offense to Andrea Mitchel Today, who said the most powerful Woman in the World is Christine Lagarde, IMF.
    I am not to sure about that, She hasn’t done to good overseas, the IMF is broke.
    Thus, my pick, is our First Lady, through positive influence.
    That is all.

  14. 78 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      September 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      That tweet says what I’m sure many of us have been thinking all along.

    • 80 Ladyhawke
      September 26, 2012 at 12:09 am

      I totally agree. Tweety was gushing today about how amazing President Clinton’s speech was. Tweety is obsessed with the Clinton’s. He can’t stop talking about Bill as president of the world and whether Hillary is running for president in 2016. It has been fascinating to watch his transformation. He has been a tough critic of Bill and Hillary in the past and suddenly he can’t praise them enough. It’s really weird and annoying.

      I still go back to the brilliance in the way the DNC Convention set the stage for President Obama to make his speech the last night. FLOTUS talked passionately about the man. John Kerry covered his very successful foreign policy accomplishments and resets. VP Biden talked about first hand experience working with PBO and seeing how he operates and gets things done. President Clinton talked brilliantly about his record of accomplishments and called out the GOP. FLOTUS, JOHN, JOE and BILL all paved the way for PBO to talk about his plans for the FUTURE. I still marvel at the joy, excitement and unity displayed at the DNC Convention. It was truly a significant turning point in this campaign.

      • 81 jacquelineoboomer
        September 26, 2012 at 12:23 am

        I really agree with your assessment of the convention. It was masterful – I’ve watched a lot of them, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen as much joy in one big old convention hall as I saw at that event. It was a joy that reached out and touched all of us, and others who may have needed a boost toward voting for President Obama (although I’ll never understand those types of voters, with our superb incumbent President on the ticket!).

      • 82 theo67
        September 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

        Yes, that convention was a work of art. Beautifully, and intelligently orchestrated. A really good job.

    • 83 Puddin'
      September 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

      THIS THIS AND THIS!

    • 84 anniebella
      September 26, 2012 at 6:14 am

      I want to get President Obama re-elected so that doesn’t bother me. Clinton is just one part of the machine. I can take it, because my focus is on sending Mitt and Ryan home for good.

      • 85 anniebella
        September 26, 2012 at 6:16 am

        I agree the DNC was done masterfully.

      • 86 jackiegrumbacher
        September 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

        AB, I agree. People can fawn on Clinton all they like. He’s delivering the message and I’m sure it doesn’t bother PBO one bit if Clintons’s ego gets flattered in the process because that’s an incentive for BC to keep it up. At the end it will be Barack Obama’s name on the ballot, not Bill Clinton. If people LOVE Bill Clinton and associate his name with PBO and thus vote for him, who cares what their motivation was.

  15. September 25, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Missouri GOP, Roy Blunt back Akin
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 9/25/12 9:43 PM
    The deadline passed today for Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the state’s Senate race, and now that he’s well and truly committed to the ballot, state Republicans are falling in line behind his campaign.

    -/
    Just as I suspected. Everybody here, also was privy to what the GOP would do, it’s in their Genes.

  16. September 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.

    RELATED
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    The bill by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla will establish safety and performance regulations to test and operate autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways.

    http://www.kcra.com/news/Gov-Brown-signs-driverless-cars-bill/-/11797728/16733746/-/7ap8iuz/-/index.html

    Interesting!

  17. 94 Pamela
    September 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    You know I try so so hard not to say mean or bad things about other people, (well, except for Myth), but what is the deal with E. Hasselbeck sticking her lily white legs out like that; I find it quite offensive and very inelegant. So, there. I said it.

  18. September 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Jon stewart, turned because Obama won’t kiss Bibi butt. I used to look at Jon for years, when obama maked the comment about the 67 border Jon turned. When he talk about Obama you can almost see the hate in his face, He do not talk bad about Bibi. He haven’t said any thing about bibi trying to get involved in our politic.

  19. 100 vitaminlover
    September 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Seeing the people line up to see our Beloved President continually reminds me that he WILL be our President for 4 more years. Fact is fact and that’s a fact, Jack.

    • 101 Dudette
      September 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Although I’m hopeful, I’ll breath easy when I see big giant lopsided numbers for our side after the polls close on Nov 6.
      Still plenty of time for lots of slimey shiggity to take place between now and then. Desperate people with unlimited funds can be extremely dangerous.

  20. 103 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Side-splitting snort-filled laughter coming out of me from Twitter hastags

    #Stench
    #theStench @ksecus is on a ROLL!
    #Movies with Stench OMG!!
    :-D :-D :-D

  21. 110 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  22. September 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Consumer confidence increase to seven month high.
    Home Prices increase 1.2% in July, from previous month.

  23. 114 dotster3
    September 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

  24. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    September 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Seems Ryan brought his mother with him to the AARP meeting as cover. I love this line from Roger Simon’s story about Ryan’s bad reception:

    “Who boos a guy in front of his 78-year-old mother? Other 78-year-old mothers.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81618.html#ixzz27XokR6lx

    • 119 lamh35
      September 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

      okay, having finally read the article. I think the “stench” attributed to Ryan are supposed to be snark. Still, after seeing the expression of Paul Ryan in the video where Romney says Obama did not raise taxes, I can believe that Ryan is regretting this whole VP thing.

  25. 120 Dudette
    September 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Okay, dude could use a little help with the… um, production value? … polish?… okay, whatever. But the sentiment is lovely. And I LOVE the shirt!
    God Bless Him!

  26. 123 Obama Grandmama
    September 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Just back from this morning. I had a busy day. I haven’t caught up with the previous blogs but started with the last blog. I just watched my tivoed Rev Al show and was ready to email him as I was mad about Meghan McCain’s retort of “What do you want from me….” comment. She was extremely Bitchy. She was just spouting GOP lines and was still going to them when Rev Al challenged her. I think she should keep it civil and think it is time for them to use someone else.

    • 124 jacquelineoboomer
      September 26, 2012 at 12:03 am

      I agree she should have kept it civil and that it’s time for them to use someone else, but it sure was fun seeing her lose it for a couple of minutes. There’s that!

  27. 125 Dudette
    September 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Never a bad time to whip out this baby! :-)

  28. 131 amk for obama
    September 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

    A nice dinner story.

    After struggling for over a week, y’day we solved a big problem for the client in burt sert land. So we had a celebratory dinner with my team and the client’s team involved in this work, who became very close to us during this ordeal.

    Over coupla beers, the senior most foreman of the client told a story of how he went to Iran for a factory inspection coupla years back. He and his colleagues were walking the street in the evening and a group of veiled women approached them since they were the only blacks on the street. They were curious and asked them where they are from. When my friends answered “Kenya”, the girls chorus erupted “Obama” and took some pictures with them. :)

    wimmin/smh

    (There. Now I have held my promise and provided the proof that he is a kenyan muslin. Stop bothering me anymore.)

  29. September 26, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Sooo, little did Jovie know when she posted about voting dates that she had the honor of being the 1/2 millionth comment on TOD:http://theobamadiary.com/2012/09/25/heads-up-president-obama-addresses-the-un-general-assembly/#comment-500000

  30. September 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

  31. 142 jacquelineoboomer
    September 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

  32. September 26, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Loved Milt’s tweet, Chips, and thank you for featuring it. A response ….

    … to which he and I shared a moment ….

    We’re in this for the win on 6 Nov, but that is just the beginning of our responsibility to future generations to ensure nothing even remotely like a Nixon, Reagan, GWB, 2010 #teabagger insurgency …. ever, ever happen in the USA.

    #OutPerform1936

    Yes We Can

    • 144 theo67
      September 26, 2012 at 1:01 am

      Yup – we have to guard against exuberance until the evening of Nov 6. Anything can happen. The other side doesn’t play fair, and there are just too many apathetic people. I’m glad this got it’s own post.

  33. 145 Dudette
    September 26, 2012 at 1:09 am

  34. September 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Chicago Tribune says that because their is not as many Young Registered Viters in South Side of Chicago, it’s national implications.
    Here we go again.
    Yesterday, it was the Veterans that retreated from the President, Today it’s The Young who have an Enthusiasm problem.
    On Tomorrow, it will be Obama has Enthusiasm problem with Ringling/Barnum and Bailey…
    The next Day it will be someone else.
    This is so lame, whoever leaks all these enthusiasm stories- is a Child. Rove???

    • 148 mb32
      September 26, 2012 at 6:13 am

      I am concerned that registration in Chicago and Cook County is down. I heard the other day we were down about 200,000 since 08. Most of OFA IL registration efforts have been focused on IA, and WI earlier this year. I hope we don’t regret it. Chicago usually makes up for the craziness downstate.

      • 149 forus50
        September 26, 2012 at 7:02 am

        It’s not even on the radar screen of concern. Obama will win big and Dems in Dem or Dem leaning districts will also win.

  35. 150 Dudette
    September 26, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Desertflower, you’ll like this too! Yay!!!

  36. September 26, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Rachel Maddow takes Scott Brown to the wood shed and beat the …. out of him ….

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/49172936#49172936

  37. 157 Smoothscotch
    September 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Trying to find PBO’s UN speech video, no luck yet damit , the one Chips posted was pulled. Gotta keep looking tomorrow.

    Good night folks.

  38. 160 Dudette
    September 26, 2012 at 2:01 am

    I like this one too…

  39. 164 99ts
    September 26, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I know everyone has to keep working and not get complacent BUT this:
    Polls Show Obama Is Widening His Lead in Ohio and Florida
    Quinnipiac Univ/NYT/CBS Ohio – President Obama 53:43 Florida 53:44

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/us/politics/polls-show-obama-widening-lead-in-ohio-and-florida.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

    • 165 Nena20409
      September 26, 2012 at 5:12 am

      That is great news. But, but, but , Rasmussen said the president is ONLY 1% point ahead and Gallup said pres Obama is only 3% points ahead. It is a 50/50 country and the race is tight.

      Yes, we have to keep our foot on the peddle and seriously get many Dems elected to make it easier to get what we want pres Obama to right USA as he had promised to complete.

      Rachel Maddow did call out Rasmussen and Gallup last night on her show.

  40. September 26, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Quinnpiac polls:

    Ohio-
    Obama 53-43
    Florida
    Obama 53-44
    Pennsylvania
    54-42

    Wow!!!

  41. September 26, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Romney says His camp has corrected all the False ads, Only his camp can’t name any examples.
    I am Mitt Romney, and I approve this message.

  42. September 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

  43. 174 utaustinliberal
    September 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

    The Stench (The name Paul Ryan calls Romney behind his back) is not going to like the new poll numbers from CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac. He most certainly won’t like it when he studies the full poll. Pres. Obama’s leads in PA, OH, FL are devastating and when one goes inside the polls, WOW. Women of all ages are not joking about this election. They make up a huge number of likely voters (voters who are definitely voting in this election come rain or shine) and they are backing Pres. Obama in a huge way in PA, OH and FL.

  44. 177 Ladyhawke
    September 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

    CLAIRE MCCASKILL’S TODD AKIN AD IS A “TEMPLATE” FOR RADICAL & UNHINGED EXTREMISM

    Calendar – Next

  45. 179 forus50
    September 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Damn – look at these polls! :)

    • 180 anniebella
      September 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

      It’s the 47%. It’s that video of Mitt Romney showing his disdain for the 47% of Americans.

      • 181 forus50
        September 26, 2012 at 7:22 am

        Yup. One 30 second free video catching one of the few moments Romney is speaking truthfully and it looks like it’s cancelling out all the $$$$$ in super pac negative ads spent against POTUS.

  46. September 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Wow, poll numbers this a.m., but as Milt Shook says, we continue to work like we are 20 points behind and show up in record numbers to break any chance of Rove et all trying to steal this election via voter suppression.

  47. 183 utaustinliberal
    September 26, 2012 at 7:13 am

    • 184 forus50
      September 26, 2012 at 7:29 am

      That’s why I’m up! :) My company did 7 billion in home loans last year and have already doubled that so far this year. UT – can you believe Jon Stewart won over Stephen Colbert again??? I just don’t get it.

      • 185 utaustinliberal
        September 26, 2012 at 8:04 am

        Good news! As for Stewart winning over Colbert, I was pissed as hell. Colbert is 1000 times funnier, smarter, wittier, uses satire better than Stewart.

        Colbert gets it and he gets what it means for the middle and working class if Romney wins. Stewart lives in a bubble where he’s going to be a-ok either way.

  48. 186 forus50
    September 26, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I saw on Willie Geist’s show this morning this cringe inducing video of Romney being asked about the Packer’s blown call Monday night. OMG – it was AWFUL! He was pretending he knew what he was talking about but every other word was separated by “ha ha ha”. He knows as much about football as I know about nuclear fission.

    Anyway, if anyone can find it I would be most grateful. I thought it was a CBS reporter – looked like they were talking at an airport.

  49. 191 anniebella
    September 26, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I don’t want us to start acting like we have this in the bag. We have to keep on keeping on. Registering people, getting them to early vote. Helping those who have no way to get to the poll, and helping those who can’t get out to get a absentee ballot. We’re still on the battle field and we have to keep on fighting and fighting and fighting.

  50. 192 donna dem 4 obama
    September 26, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Good Morning TOD!

    Complacency isn’t an option. We have too much at stake in this election!

  51. 193 donna dem 4 obama
    September 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

    #NoRegrets2012

  52. 194 donna dem 4 obama
    September 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Take nothing for granted!

  53. 195 dotster3
    September 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This is hysterical just for the screen capture of the looks on the faces of Barack and Michelle on The View as Elisabeth is firing off her angry tirade nonsense.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/conan-rails-elisabeth-hasselbeck-over-her-questions-to-obama-she-didnt-even-win-survivor/


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