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Rise and Shine

Las Vegas Sun: About 11,200 people stood for hours in 90-degree heat Sunday for a chance to see a campaign rally for President Barack Obama (Desert Pines High School, September 30)

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Monday and Tuesday: The President will remain in Henderson, Nevada.

Wednesday: He will travel from Henderson to Denver where he will participate in the first Presidential Debate at the University of Denver. The First Lady will also attend. The President and the First Lady will remain overnight in Denver.

Thursday: PBO will deliver remarks at campaign events in Denver and Columbus, Ohio. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

Friday: PBO will deliver remarks at campaign events in Vienna, Virginia and Cleveland, Ohio. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

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Retweet!

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President Obama goes comedy-book shopping:

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The Las Vegas speech:

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Enthusiasm Gap:

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Charles Pierce: ….. DAVID GREGORY: “The president has said as recently as May of this year that al Qaeda has not had a chance to rebuild, that al Qaeda has been defeated…..”

Every part of this question, from its faulty premise to its phony conclusion, is arrant bullshit. The president never has said that al Qaeda “has not had a chance to rebuild” or that it has been “defeated.” (You will also note that Gregory uses the “challenger said” technique to catapult Willard Romney’s desperate hogwash into respectability….

….. I defy anyone to find even an implication in that passage that would justify Gregory’s question to Plouffe, let alone Gregory’s playing Madame to Willard Romney’s Wayland Flowers …. This is the kind of journalistic malpractice that brought us President George W. Bush and mushroom clouds and aluminum tubes and thousands and thousands of dead people.

More here

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‘The Story of a High Five Told in Three Photos’ (‏@rchakras)

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Washington Post: On the eve of their first presidential debate, President Obama leads or is at parity with Mitt Romney on virtually every major issue and attribute in what remains a competitive general election, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The new survey also highlights an emerging dynamic: the disparity between the state of the race nationally and in battleground states, where campaigning and advertising by the two candidates have been most intense and where the election will be decided.

Nationally, the race is unmoved from early September, with 49 percent of likely voters saying they would vote for Obama if the election were held today and 47 percent saying they would vote for Romney. Among all registered voters, Obama is up by a slim five percentage points, nearly identical to his margin in a poll two weeks ago.

But 52 percent of likely voters across swing states side with Obama and 41 percent with Romney in the new national poll, paralleling Obama’s advantages in recent Washington Post polls in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

More here

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Cagle

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Cagle

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Still cracking up at this:

@MzDivah67

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Mooooooooorning everyone ;-)


265 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 collegekay
    October 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Good morning lovelies.

  2. 7 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Here is to the “10 million donors is a done deal”.

  3. 8 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    GM TOD

  4. October 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

    First CC are you ill, or did you just take the scenic route?

    Good Morning/Afternoon, TODobots! Dia uit, Chips Chica! Morning Ison, thinking of you!

  5. 10 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

    WHERE IS THE TWEET?, Chips. (channeling the where is the beef wendy’s ad from nineties ?

  6. 32 japa21
    October 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Good morning all. I really have to stop work when a new post is imminent.

  7. October 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

    the best part of waking up, is….

  8. 39 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, everyone! Chips could you add to the post the 10 Million donations goal being reached last night :)

  9. October 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Good morning, TODville. How sweet is that high-5 told in 3 photos? Love this moments as they’re captured for all of us to see.

  10. October 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    10,000,000 we are fabulous

  11. October 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

    good morning TOD family, I hope everyone is well. Great job to all on hitting the 10 million donation mark. I would encourage everyone to help push back on the MSM as they attempt to declare Mitt the winner of the upcoming debate. As you may know, Halperin has already declared him the winner. Congrats CK on being first.

  12. October 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Smarmy comment!

    • 48 yardarm756
      October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

      BFD Knoller. The implication about PBO spending his own money sucks. That short-armed slug should get a real job………Sorry to start the day this way folks. Good morning anyway!

  13. 49 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Gregory’s playing Madame to Willard Romney’s Wayland Flowers

    Loving it.

  14. 50 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Hell Yes!!!!! This is so freaking cool. We reached 10M donations so now every donation starts the clock all over again. Team Obama rules. A grassroots organization crushing the other side despite their zillionaires and lies.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      October 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Oh LAWD…After handing Mitt his smarmy arse on a platter during Wednesday’s debate, PBO will be en fuego.

  15. 53 anniebella
    October 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

    That picture of the little boy high fiving the President is priceless.

  16. October 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    OHIO ballot reports are publicly available at the local level for many, but not all, counties. @ningrim is tracking the county level ballot requests here. Sec. of State Husted reports more than 732,000 absentee ballot requests statewide. October 2 is the deadline under Ohio law for Ohio election officials to mail their absentee ballots to domestic civilian voters. However, election officials may send mail ballots in advance of this deadline, and some have begun to do so.

  17. 58 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Today’s gonna be good.

  18. October 1, 2012 at 9:59 am

    How can we start a petition drive to request for David Gregory that repub shill to apologize or be removed for the damn lies (or if you like misquotes) he told against PBO on MTP yesterday dealing with PBO attending a fundraiser (when it was a short rally) during Amb-Chris death and the claim the PBO said that Al Queda “has been eliminated”. Gregory needs to go.

  19. 66 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Just a gentle ‘minder. Early voting in Ohio starts tomorrow Oct 2nd, and FLOTUS will be holding a GOTV-type rally in Cincinnati at about 11AM.

    http://www.local12.com/mostpopular/story/Ticket-Distribution-Begins-for-Michelle-Obama/CJTVaVtivU6tY_zhj3fKGg.cspx

  20. 67 desertflower
    October 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/giovannirodriguez/2012/09/30/october-surprise-how-the-economy-slipped-away-from-romney/?partner=obtech

    Election Day is Already Here

    And that, perhaps, is the biggest challenge for Romney. Citizens are already voting. And with “the economy” as a talking point reframed and more evenly driven by the two candidates, it of course favors the Obama campaign that early voting is well underway. In fact, as we noted near the top of this article, early voting was a big topic of discussion among influencers this week. And there are a few reasons for this. First, more than 40 percent of all voters — the highest percentage yet — are expected to take advantage of early voting laws. Second, Ohio, one of the two most important battleground states, opens its polls on Tuesday, just one day before the first presidential debate. Third, the “early voting” meme appears to have emerged as a positive storyline for including stories about voter suppression which, as we noted in an earlier story, were getting surprising scant attention.

    For these and other reasons, we expect that getting out the vote (GOTV) — and all its permutations — will become the number one issue in the weeks that remain. Unless of course there’s an October surprise. But maybe the surprise is that “the economy” theme slipped away from Romney. Or the surprise could be that there’s no surprise today that’s big enough to alter an election that’s already underway. Election Day, for many of us, is already here, and we’ve had many months to compare and contrast the candidates.

    There will be “news,” of course — some invented, some real — but with so many people already at the polls, it may come too late.

  21. October 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Good morning TOD family from yes, Palm Beach County Florida. After all the news of the GOP voting scandal,I want to relay a day from last week. You all know I register voters here in Florida. I do have my 3rd party organization certificate. I live 3 miles from one of the board of elections offices and pass by it everyday on my way to work.

    Last Friday I was turning in a few forms. I have to fill out a form that is attached to my completed forms and then handed to data entry people behind the counter. They are put in the data base immediately then the forms are sent to the main office so cards can be mailed. While waiting in line I noted a problem with the person in front of me while she turned in her forms. The were clipped together and she was told they would have to be sent to the main office before being put into the data base. I am now wondering if this was one of the people they are talking about. I am a true Obamacrat! I still turn in all the forms that are filled out. Yes, even independent and Republican voters. I do believe EVERYONE has the right to have a voice. I am doing this on my own not through OFA. If I register a voter… I turn in their forms the next day! This is unless I get some over the weekend.

    • 69 sherijr
      October 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

      way to go Proud… voting IS for all of us.. so thank you for all that you’re doing to insure everyone has a voice.

  22. October 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Thank you for posting, nearly every day, a photograph that makes me happy. Today, it was the series of the little guy gettin’ his high five from the President.

  23. October 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

    ISM Manufacturing rose to 51.5 from 49.6 last month, beating economists’ consensus expectations of 49.7.

    This puts the index back above 50, which indicates expansion in manufacturing activity in September.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/september-ism-2012-10#ixzz283Z64XOt

    • 72 hopefruit2
      October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

      But, but, but White Sox lost in Chicago…

      • October 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

        (Much worse, Manchester United lost in Manchester :???: )

        • 74 amk for obama
          October 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

          No, that’s not the worse thing. The worse thing is they lost to ………. ????

        • 75 utaustinliberal
          October 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

          This is not bad news. The whole world should be happy. Manchester United lost. MANCHESTER UNITED LOST!!!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

          • October 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

            Huh, would you look who arrives as soon as I open my (broken) heart.

            • 77 vcprezofan2
              October 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

              So that’s the reason you were late this morning, Ms Chips – heart patching surgery! Well you ought to know enough by now not to open the Man U section of the patch so carelessly when in TODville. Blood attracts …… …. I’m told.

              One of these days when I’m feeling bold I’m going to dare to ask UTAL what Man U has done to so bring out the …the…the….? in her. Or, do YOU know Chips? LL, Tally & Amk don’t like the team I realize, but UTAL…well…..’I am concerned about [her] mental well-being were Man U to win the football season.

              • October 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

                “I am concerned about [her] mental well-being were Man U to win the football season.”

                VC, I’m already worried about her mental well-being – but it’ll be wondertastic to see how she copes with United winning the League :cool:

                • 79 vcprezofan2
                  October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

                  /looking right and left and whispering veeery softly/ It is a concern. Don’t mention the winning possibility again for the next 36/37 days as it might push her over the rails; the O-campaign needs her great tweeting and live-blogging skills. Chips, you’ve got to cover your personal Man U pain and try and control yourself, even if you do win one!

              • 80 amk for obama
                October 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

                menotlikey man u? noey. methinky they sucky.

    • October 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

      But but but the WSJ said we are all doomed and QE 3 sucks and…

    • 84 utaustinliberal
      October 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Thank you for the twitterific news Chips.

  24. 85 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Iran’s currency, the rial, fell almost 10% on Monday to a record low against the dollar, leaving it with a loss of 25% in one week.

    The rial was trading at 32,250 against the dollar at 12:00BST on Monday.

    On Sunday, it was worth about 29,720, according to the Iranian currency-tracking website Mazanex.

    The fall suggests economic sanctions imposed over its disputed nuclear programme are hitting economic activity ever harder.

    The latest slide appears to have been triggered by a government move to supply dollars to importers of certain basic goods at a special rate in an attempt to rein in the currency slide, but the move has had the opposite effect.

    ///

    Iran is all but frozen out of the global banking system as a result of largely US-led sanctions designed to discourage what it says is Iran’s attempts to build a nuclear weapon.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19786662

  25. October 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

    President Obama’s reelection campaign is reloading what it considers a powerful weapon against Republican challenger Mitt Romney: the disgruntled voice of someone who worked with Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts.

    Eleven Massachusetts Democrats who overlapped with Romney between 2003 and 2007 will visit nine swing states this week in a foray timed to the first presidential debate on Wednesday in Denver. Since June, the Obama campaign has deployed more than two dozen current and former elected officials from Massachusetts to 11 states, where they have hosted more than 100 events.

    The idea, Obama campaign spokesman Michael Czin said, is to make the president’s criticisms of Romney concrete.

    http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/10/01/president-obama-campaign-deploying-mass-democrats-stump-swing-states/U8xryrEdnbaCUuqPJGchLM/story.html

  26. 91 Smoothscotch
    October 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Good morning TOD, peeking in before off to work.
    Amk,
    Netanyahoo (spelling) told Fareed Zakaria yesyerday in an interview that there are lots (paraphrase) of other countries trading with them, he’s not concerned about those sanctions.

  27. 93 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Las Vegas Sun has a great write-up of PBO’s campaign rally last night!

    HEADLINE: Obama, with a Latin-rock twist, rallies thousands of supporters in Las Vegas

    // It was the most star-studded event billing of what has been a busy presidential campaign season in Southern Nevada, and the crowd revealed as much.

    About 11,200 people stood for hours in 90-degree heat Sunday for a chance to see a campaign rally for President Barack Obama that also featured world-famous rock band Maná at Desert Pines High School. It was Obama’s eighth trip to the Silver State this year, according to the campaign, and the crowd far surpassed the 8,000 the president drew to Cashman Center in September. //

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/sep/30/antsy-crowds-brave-heat-wait-obama-speak/

    • October 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Loved the report Hopefruit, but I couldn’t beleve they didn’t mention the rally on their front page – this is the only Nevada paper I could find that did:

      • 95 hopefruit2
        October 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

        I agree Chips. There’s absolutely no reason why the rally shouldn’t have been front-paged. And the Sun tends to be more liberal leaning.

  28. 98 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Thanks Chips.

  29. 99 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    • 100 dotster3
      October 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Look tight to me. Gotta keep working full blast.

      • 101 hopefruit2
        October 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

        Keep in mind that Realclear politics is conservative and emphasizes polls like Rasmussen and Gallup over left-leaning polls. Their “estimates” are skewed towards Republican.

  30. 102 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

  31. October 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I defy anyone to find even an implication in that passage that would justify Gregory’s question to Plouffe, let alone Gregory’s playing Madame to Willard Romney’s Wayland Flowers. (And Gregory could have been tough without being dishonest, and without so clearly wishing for a better horse race in November.) We usually play this feature for laffs, and we’ll get back to that in a moment, but this is not funny. This is the kind of journalistic malpractice that brought us President George W. Bush and mushroom clouds and aluminum tubes and thousands and thousands of dead people. WOW! the last line is what wrong in the USA, The media is running the USA and we need to take our country BACK.

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/#ixzz283edfcxK

  32. 108 Pamela
    October 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Hi Ho, Hi Ho… Love y’all! I’ma going to work now… Will peer through the window when I can! :)

  33. 109 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

  34. 110 desertflower
    October 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021445132 Tom Brokaw on Morning Joe: “Americans just want their Medicare check.”

    • 111 amk for obama
      October 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Shouldn’t that jerk be telling that to the voucherryanboy?

    • 112 jackiegrumbacher
      October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Brokaw is an idiot. People don’t get a Medicare check. In fact retirees pay into Medicare on a quarterly basis and that’s deducted from their Social Security “check.” Any additional payments for Medicare supplements come out of retiree’s pockets. This is a profound level of ignorance on Brokaw’s part. He’s echoing Willard’s remarks about dependency and handouts. No wonder they’ve trotted him out to speak on every right wing program this season,

  35. October 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

  36. 114 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

    :)

    • 115 HZ
      October 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Good Morning TOD Family. This is just a wonderful and joyful day for me to be here and alive to see this day.

      First, I want to thank our beautiful Chips for keeping this a beautiful place to come to each day.

      I also want to thank all who dug deep to donate to our TOD Family. Your generous hearts will help millions of people all over the country in our coming second term. I felt a beautiful family spirit that shares lovingly, and gives from the heart. So good to be a part of something as huge as re-electing a president.

      As Donna stated, get out the candles, meditate in your own private way, pray in your own personal and private way, and fill your space with the best of the best of thoughts as we approach Wed. Be joyful as POB shows us each and every day.

      Our goodness within our spirits will surround him with such a good and brilliant energy to move within his space for Wed., plus carry out his duties as president while doing all of his preps for Wed.

      So make those phone calls(I am set for today, Tues., and Thurs. I love you all so much. You give my heart joy to be here with you. I am putting Mr. Pain in the freezer today.

      I love and respect you, my dear, dear beautiful Chips.((((Hugs 2 U 4 being so beautiful 2 all of us))))))

  37. October 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Yo ho ho O’s!!! What a glorious and great getting up day today on the TOD porch!!!! Thanks Chips for posting my fundraiser page here on your site. I am so pleased and thankful to all of you for helping me out with my fundraiser page. In ’08 my goal was only $200.00. This time I went all out and now my final goal is $2000.00. I’m real close to that and just really wanted to make sure you all know how much your participation means to me. This is more than contributing to the campaign. It brings with it a sense of community among us TODdies.

    My political take today is that with the Supreme Court convenes today. They will be hearing some very sensitive cases, Voters Rights, DOMA, Affirmative Action, etc. That is one of the most important reason we need to keep our POTUS in place.

    • October 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

      You are so right cookemom. Our O Sista Val, had her FR goal set very low at first, but now she has reached in the 1000’s as well. I think it is really a testament to all of us doing our part and doing whatever we can. A true grassroots campaign vs simply big money from the likes of Koch bros and Adelson. The organization of this campaign is amazing.

  38. 151 sherijr
    October 1, 2012 at 11:10 am

    do we know who the moderator is on wednesday night- is this Candy Crowley’s night? I fully expect stupid, ignorant questions.. I also expect Romney to break/bend whatever rules are in place & get away with it.. yep I’m cynical ;) I fully expect disrespect directed at POTUS by the moderators.. and absolutely by Romney.. all his “zingers” will be personal, insulting and freely allowed. Hopefully I’m wrong & we’ll all enjoy a true debate on the issues at hand by two serious men who have our best interests as their goal… but since there will most likely be only One Adult in the room, I won’t be holding my breath.

    • 152 japa21
      October 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

      I have decided not even to watch the debates. The only thing that matters ultimately is to see how the emdia spins it. The fact is, as shown in the past, who the public initially sees as the winner is not always the same as the media sees it. And the media does have the ability to sway public opinion.
      All that being said, the only way the debates can makedifference is if PBO makes a major error, which I can’t see him doing.

      • October 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

        I have to work Wed night but I am going to DVR the debate. When I come home I am going to read some online comments first lmao and then decide if I actually want to watch or not. I am just afraid that Romney will get away with not answering questions, and then telling lies without rebuttal from the moderator and the MSM will carry the water. They have set the bar low just like they did for Sarah Palin and then called her lousy debate against VP Biden a victory.

        • 154 donna dem 4 obama
          October 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

          In 2008 that was funny as all get out. They were tooting her horn about how great she was and then CBS did a snap poll that said VP Joe had won by a large margin and they had to shift gears. The same thing happened with PBO’s debates with McCain.

      • October 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

        I have to disagree, japa 21. I always listen to the President even if I do not like the person interviewing or questioning him. I learn a lot about how to respond, how to avoid getting all tangled up and incoherent in dealing with people who do not share my views and even those who are openly hostile. President Obama has such grace and dignity in responding to even the most ridiculous allegations and insinuations. He always forces his opposites to return to the real issues at hand and holds his own. I have no doubt that he will do well and come across as the honest, thoughtful person that he is.

    • October 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

      It is Jim Lehrer(sp) from PBS I believe.

    • 157 Linda
      October 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

      I think it is Jim Leherer… Crowley is doing the town hall debate

    • 158 0388jojothecat
      October 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Jim Lehrer is the moderator wednesday night and probably the ONLY night with a fair moderator. All the others are GOP tools.

      • 159 Lovepolitics2008
        October 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        Thank God he’s moderating the FIRST debate. It’s considered as the only possible game-changer for Romney. Romney won’t be helped by a biased moderator. The debate will be fair.

    • 160 carla4obama
      October 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

      I hope Willard’s “zingers” end up hurting him. His arrogance and bullying will be on display. I too will not be able to watch the debates (I can’t physically watch them.) I will “watch” through the “eyes” of TOD.

    • October 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

      sheri, its Jim Leher one of the best in the business. I found out yesterday that the debate Crowley is moderating she can only get questions from the audience both live and social media. Thank God b/c she is a staunch repub shill.

      • 162 amk for obama
        October 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

        I agree. Lehrer won’t let mittbot get away with bs.

      • 163 sherijr
        October 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        thank you all for your responses.. appreciate all of you :) Yes I agree Leher will be the best we get in terms of fairness. Very glad to know that Crowley is going to be limited by the questions she gets.. look for her ‘tone’ when asking these questions. Anyhoo… I have absolute trust in President Obama’s abilities- he’s there for us, therefore he will be on top & prepared for all the nonsense. So I’ll have his back all the way.

        • 164 jacquelineoboomer
          October 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

          Like your ideas, but I’m not going to be able to pay attention to Crowley’s “tone,” since I’ll be muting every damn thing she spews out of her mouth.

          Other than that, happy October, sherijr and TODville!

      • 171 0388jojothecat
        October 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

        The problem is Robme will stack the audience in his favor with the help from Crowley. It’s doesn’t matter…just like the Univision interview, Robme will come off like an arsehole.

  39. 172 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

  40. 173 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Just another reminder folks! Tonight at 7PM ET, Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will have their second debate in race for Senate seat (MA). The not-so-good news is that David Gregory will moderate, but he is on notice, especially after that egregious lie he told on MTP yesterday. Please tune in. The debate will be carried live on CSPAN one TV (and livestreamed on CSPAN.org as well).

    http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Sen-Scott-Brown-R-Meets-Elizabeth-Warren-D-in-Mass-Senate-Debate/10737434503/

    Also other debates of interest on CSPAN tonight are:

    1. Nebraska Senate (Bob Kerrey [D] and Deb Fischer [R]) 3rd and final debate, at 8PM ET, right after the Brown-Warren debate .

    2. Live on CSPAN 2 TV will be the VA 7th congressional district (Wayne Powell [D] and Eric Cantor[R]) at 7PM ET.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Virginia-7th-District-House-Debate/10737434511/

  41. October 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Don’t know how many of you have a 7-11 in your state but, every general election they do a “Coffee Cup Poll”. Blue for PBO and Red for Romney. Here is the link to their website. You can check your state and also possibly your city:

    http://www.7-eleven.com/7-Election/NationalResults.aspx

    Do remember this is a FUN poll and not factual but, they have predicted the outcome in the last 3 Presidential elections.

  42. 177 cookemom
    October 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

    To all my TODs, a bit of advice. Start preparing now for the Wednesday debates. Know that if you have MSM issues, that feeling will be magnified during and after the debate. If you are apt to fret, know that you will probably have untold anxiety. If you are quick to react, try to remain calm until the question is at least asked. If you’re like me, and suffer from all of these, then make sure you have your favorite drink, the remote, and a trusted friend nearby. The remote to hit the mute or turn the channel in a nanosecond, the drink to calm your nerves, and the friend to scrape you off the walls. Other than that, do try and have fun. Look for the positive in the questions and answers. Picture Mitt standing there in his magic underwear. Try to emulate PBO, never too high, never too low. Know that PBO got this and no matter the spin, we don’t have to gnash our teeth. We just keep it moving FORWARD!

  43. October 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

    RanMan (@ranman09) (How can we start a petition drive to request for David Gregory that repub shill to apologize or be removed for the damn lies) that call for action, we are to busy blog talking, text talking, that’s what we do best. Some don’t have time to do a petition or call out someone that is lying as a group ( that’s Obama job) Most are here to read, blog talk,text talk, give money, blog talk to death, NO real Action. I tried (petition drive of the media here ) in 2010 before Republicans took the house and it did not get off the ground. I have always said from day one its Obama vs the Media but we love to bash the Republicans who don’t have power the media do. Most of my post is about the media not giving Obama respect as the leader of the free world. If Mitt wins the media wins. We, Obama supporters let him down by not focusing on the real enemy THE MEDIA (P.S.If you are doing action for the Obama in this area this post was not meant for you. If you can find the time to post here you can send a post to the media. Thank RanMan and desertflower I have text Meet the press concern Gregory lies, keep up the good work Yes we can:) http://www.change.org/ Start one…we’ll sign it! Let’s make an impact with our text.

  44. October 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

  45. 185 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  46. 189 Linda
    October 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan lamented that media bias pervades the 2012 presidential election coverage.

    During an interview on “Fox New Sunday” with host Chris Wallace, Ryan said that he was “used to media bias” because he’s a “conservative first.”

    Wallace, who was stern with the vice presidential candidate throughout the interview, asked if Ryan though the mainstream media was “carrying water for Barack Obama.”

    “I think it goes without saying that there’s definitely media bias,” Ryan said. “We expected media bias going into this.”

    When asked to provide specific examples of biased coverage, Ryan said that he was not going “to go tit for tat or litigate” the issue.

    “As a conservative, I’ve long believed and long felt that there’s an inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that’s the case,” Ryan said.
    —-

    He sounds a little paranoid to me..

  47. 194 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  48. 195 Andy46
    October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Follow the money, Bain also has investment with NBC other affiliate E! and not just their weather channel. Bain made a huge financal deal with Ryan Secrest(sp) this year to develop program for the E!

  49. October 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  50. October 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Chips, I notice at dem underground this person always reblogs your pics without giving you credit. Does that bother you or should we let that one go by? http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021445466

  51. October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  52. 211 Dudette
    October 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Woot!

  53. 212 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  54. 214 Dudette
    October 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  55. 215 Dudette
    October 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  56. October 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  57. October 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    As part of its ongoing “We Can’t Wait” initiative, the Obama administration is expediting two regional transit projects.

    The White House on Monday announced that the Southwest Light Rail Transit line in Minneapolis, Minn. and the  Little Italy Rapid Station in Cleveland, Ohio were both approved.

    “As part of a Presidential Executive Order issued in March of this year, the Office of Management and Budget is charged with overseeing a government-wide effort to make the permitting and review process for infrastructure projects more efficient and effective, saving time while driving better outcomes for local communities,” the White House said in a statement.

    “Investments in infrastructure are putting people back to work in Minnesota and Ohio building and modernizing our transit systems,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a statement. “The Obama Administration is committed to doing its part to help communities across the country move forward with these critical projects as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

    The Obama administration has been running an ongoing program of using executive orders to bypass congressional inaction and gridlock. 

  58. 220 Claire
    October 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Lyin ryan said he’s “used to media bias” because he’s a “conservative first.”

    He should try being an American first, that way he could make the USA his priority rather than an ideology.

  59. 223 amk for obama
    October 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  60. 226 Dudette
    October 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    OFF-TOPIC News for Adele lovers out there:
    Skyfall: Adele confirms James Bond theme song

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/19785659

    Adele has confirmed she has recorded the theme for the forthcoming James Bond film, Skyfall. She posted a picture of the song credits on her official Twitter page, and says recording the track was “one of the proudest moments of my life”. It comes after months of rumours and other people, aside from Adele, discussing it.

    Adele’s photo appears to show the cover page of the sheet music for the Skyfall theme. It lists the composers as A. Adkins, the singer’s full name, and P. Epworth – the producer and co-writer of her hit single Rolling In The Deep. The music has been arranged by Epworth and film composer JAC Redford, whose credits include The Help, The Iron Lady and Wall-E.

    Skyfall will be premiered via the singer’s official website at 0.07 BST on Friday 5 October. The same date marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No.

  61. 235 99ts
    October 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    The Polls look ALL good to me

    I’m somewhat of a poll follower (apologies – it’s been inbuilt since McCain introduced Palin) – but in particular the arithmetic of Nate Silver (Ignore his discussion most of the time – unless it relates purely to the numbers).
    At the end of the polls yesterday the President had an 85.1% chance of being elected in November with at least 320 electoral votes. This is the highest figure to date.

    Rasmussen – the daily pollster who tends to win the accuracy vote the day before an election – has been trending towards the President for the past 2 days, with today being 50-47 for the President. Rasmussen has had the President behind or equal until about 3-4 days ago & is now amazingly coming back to where everyone else is standing. It is a 3 day rolling average so by Friday I have little doubt they will be giving the President a “debate bounce” and be basically in agreement with the rest of the polls.

    ALL polls have error rates – from 3-5 points – so whether a poll has the President up by 2 or 5 points the real difference could be -1 to 8. No polls, however, are showing Romney in the lead – the trend is all for the President.

    The state polls appear to be showing more strength for the President which is also good news for John McCain (he really does NOT want Mitt to win). State polls are often more accurate than federal ones as they cover a larger number of voters in a smaller geographical area – more chance to hit the best random selection. So although the WAPO poll gives good news for the swing states, the individual state polls are probably more accurate – and are also good news for the swing states – perhaps with a slightly lower margin.

  62. October 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    • October 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      “This isn’t going out live is it?” :lol:

      • 257 vcprezofan2
        October 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

        I can imagine twitter’s response to this! :lol:

        BTW, CC, I ‘m beginning to think the timing of my retirement from competition has been providential. Ever since you have joined the common folk on Twitter I can’t turn my head without bumping into a mirror image of you. My poor neck is suffering whiplash trying to determine if it’s really you or someone hiding behind you! Congrats on fitting so effortlessly into the neighbourhood. Of course, most people have quickly recognized your talents and humour. Come to think of it, a couple of TODobots have found their ‘natural home’ on Twitter in the last little while – I’m thinking of Dudette, Edwina, 57F….

    • 258 Dudette
      October 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      AWESOME!!!! :-D

    • 259 COS
      October 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Good morning Chips and friends. (at least it is morning for me).I love this Chips. I am actually happy that the Mittens camp let us know that he is memorizing zingers. It loses the effect when he makes the attempt. Does anyone know who will be in the audience, i.e lots of Robney supporters and few Obama supporters?

    • 260 jacquelineoboomer
      October 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Excellent, and yet so grotesque. #CannotStomachTheGuy

  63. October 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Updated absentee returns-

    IOWA reports 24,304 ballots cast as of Monday morning.
    MAINE reports 48 returned ballots as of Monday morning.
    NORTH CAROLINA reports 13,500 returned ballots as of Monday morning. (As of Monday morning there are 7 non-reporting counties.)
    OHIO 10 counties report 268 returned ballots as of Sunday morning.
    SOUTH CAROLINA reports 1,753 returned ballots as of Thursday afternoon.
    SOUTH DAKOTA reports 4,790 returned ballots as of Saturday morning.

  64. 263 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm


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