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‘A More Perfect Union’

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Wow, I knew the Romney backers would sink low, but I honestly didn’t expect it to be this low.

No words.


276 Responses to “‘A More Perfect Union’”


  1. 1 4morefor44
    October 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    forward!!

  2. 4 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    ;)

  3. 6 vitaminlover
    October 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Forward indeed towards a more perfect Union.

  4. 7 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Chips, you are SIMPLY THE BEST!!! :-)

  5. 15 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  6. 16 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Bwahahahahaha!!! Look who tweeted this!!! LOL!!!! :-D

  7. 28 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    The stupidity of Fox News knows no bounds.

  8. October 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Chips, don’t ever…EVER…eeeeva eva eva eva eva be surprised by how low a rethug can sink. *chris tucker voice*

  9. October 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  10. October 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  11. 48 lovingandlaughing
    October 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Okay, …is this what Drudge was saying they were going to put out earlier. Someone give me a brief summary if what it is. I am afraid to watch it and have not been on twitter yet.

  12. 62 pugeretto
    October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    FORWARD & we’re leaving the DEAD party to Rove, Koch, Cheney, Drudge, Cantor & all the other creeps who are a dying breed…..blah, blah, blah…..they’re totally scum & dragging FOX down with them….hahahahaha…..FORWARD to the next 3 debates & wrap up this election. PBO deserves a reward for having to put up with this crap….4 more years already.

  13. 63 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    If you’re on twitter, go read Joy Reid’s (@TheReidReport) timeline. She breaks down what a fantastic speech then Sen. Obama gave in 2007.

    p.s. I just found out that Joy Reid is following me on Twitter. OMG! OMG! OMG! Super stoked.

    • 64 Claire
      October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Wow, that’s great. Adore Joy! One day I hope she will have her own show.

    • 65 TrumpDog
      October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      I don’t blame her one bit. You rock.

    • 66 lovingandlaughing
      October 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Wow, UT, that is awesome! You do rock the twitter world! Congrats!

    • 67 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Awesome! I just love her. They really should dump the frickin’ “Cycle” bullshit on MSNBC and give Joy her own thing.

    • 68 nathkatun7
      October 3, 2012 at 1:22 am

      UT, I don’t twit but I greatly appreciate all your tweets that you post here. I think you are one of the most keen observers of politics and your comments are always filled with deep insights. It’s no wonder that other smart people, like Joy Reid, are following you on twitter.

    • 69 Mae who love our CIC
      October 3, 2012 at 2:12 am

      Smart always recognizes itself. You both represent well.

  14. October 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    President Barack Obama views the Hoover Dam during a stop there, Oct. 2, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  15. October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Another reminder of how consistent President Obama has been.

  16. October 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This will make amk happy:

      • October 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        does safari have google bookmarks support? Firefox doesn’t, and it’s annoying me.

        • 92 Pamela
          October 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

          I don’t really know, LL, I just use the bookmarks on the iPad, and that is too easy for words.

          • 93 Pamela
            October 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm

            However, thinking as I type (should think first I suppose) I guess what I see in the task bar at the top of the page is what Safari is about, and all I need to do is (tap) diminish the current page, (tap) open a new page, then (tap) open bookmarks and scroll, then (tap), I get there pretty fast. (well, except when the blog gets to around 250+ comments, then all hell breaks loose while loading, and everything jumps up and down, like a wild por-tay at amk’s when he’s had too many cheesy puffs with his Bombay Sapphire!) By (tap), I mean a lli do is use a light touch of my finger to talk to the iPad.

            • October 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

              Right, I have a Windows machine, and Apple is no longer making Safari for Windows. That’s fine; I found Google Bookmarks support for Firefox, so all is good.

              • 95 Pamela
                October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

                Yay. Tho I admit I cannot quite grasp why you would choose anything besides Apple.

                • October 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

                  Oh dear, you’re an Apple fangirl. :lol: Actually, I bought the spouse an iPad.

                  I’m just a PC and Android kinda boy. My first computer had 2 floppy drives—when the disk were, in fact, floppy.

                  • 97 Pamela
                    October 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

                    ‘Spouse’ will soon be landing Firsts on all Chipsy’s threads with that iPad, and she will thank you! :)

                    • October 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

                      LOL… Wifey, though a good Democrat, is far from as obsessed with this as we are. I give her tidbits from around the Intertubes of the more ridiculous GOP statements and she just shakes her head.

                • 99 amk for obama
                  October 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

                  Overpriced and overhyped product.

                  /ducks and runs

                  • 100 Pamela
                    October 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm

                    Maybe. But my most colorful language erupts when I am stuck on some pos hp or worse, and even my dear wee macbook seems archaic next to the iPad! You can run, amk, but you cannot hide! :lol:

              • 101 57andfemale
                October 3, 2012 at 1:59 am

                I was sure it was there. I was just going to look for instructions.

                I’m most comfortable with Firefox, too. I use Chrome at work and just don’t see what’s so different/special about it.

    • 102 yardarm756
      October 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Good on you. I could have told you that. It’s the best browser I’ve found to date.

  17. 103 sherijr
    October 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    okay this is the awesome & beautiful race speech then Senator Obama gave.. what exactly is Drudge & his media pals harping about now?

    • October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      He calls out Rev Wright and speaks with a black dialect. Says hes angry with an accent.

    • 111 sherijr
      October 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      okay, I saw the video they’re talking about earlier… good grief, that was wonderful, the way he talked about Katrina- and how it also brought out the best in people.. how those students could choose to basically change the world.. And so drudge is calling this divisive? lol… these people are so crazy I am at a loss for words to describe their amount of crazy.

      • 112 jackiegrumbacher
        October 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

        Sherijr, that’s because you don’t have an evil mind that looks for divisiveness at every turn and tries to sow it. Drudge and his FOX buddies are beneath contempt.

    • 113 hopefruit2
      October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      A speech from 2007 that he gave at a Black church. He gave an uplifting and inspiring speech. Politico reported on that same speech back in 2008. The speech was given to open press. This speech had been on Youtube since 2007. There is nothing hidden or secretive about it. In fact, many people who are now seeing for the first time LOVE it!

      • 114 sherijr
        October 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        I thought it was the speech at Hampton University. It doesn’t matter, POTUS/Senator Obama has been consistent and superb in every speech he’s ever given.. even back in college.

        The kooks have tried every single thing for 5 years to prevent us from voting for Barack Obama, to divide this country by race, by fear, by hate. By taking our votes from us. They are dredging the bottom of the river AGAIN.. and they will still lose. what utter pigs.

      • 116 jackiegrumbacher
        October 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        It’s a great speech, HF. They’ve done the president a favor.

  18. 117 Pamela
    October 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I gather Charles Blow is less than impressed with whatever it is in that vid….. Ugly is a ugly does, I often say. There are some masquerading as humans, but we are still unable to prove to them that beneath the skin, there is NO DIFFERENCE: muscle, sinew, bone, blood, all the same. May they all die out quickly, the Earth will be a better place when they are gone.

    • October 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      It’s a lovely speech, quite moving with, as is typical with #PBO, a true story that serves as a source of analogy that he weaves into the entire speech. I had never seen it, but I’ll not forget it and will certainly share it.

      Here’s a link from the previous thread:

      • 119 sherijr
        October 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        thanks Bob, I had not seen this speech- it was beautiful… I too love the way he wove his story of the baby & the bullet throughtout to impact his point. He’s just so remarkable – consistently so. Can’t see what the hoopla is & don’t even care… but real glad it brought this speech to all of us :)

        • October 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

          Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did, sheri. It’s a keeper, for sure. And, the portion of it about Iraq and Katrina are so moving and in hearing him in that speech I had an even deeper appreciation of how quickly he responded to the BP catastrophe and how much he wanted to be able to say, finally, WELCOME HOME to all the troops after ending the Iraq war.

          • 121 theo67
            October 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

            Excellent point about how much he wanted to welcome the troops back home. He really cares. This speech, above everything I’ve seen from him about Iraq, really showed me how much he abhorred that illegal war, and how determined he was to bring it to an end as quickly, and as safely as possible. He was so passionate in this part of the speech – even the audience was fired up. I’m glad he was able to welcome those troops home himself, with Michelle. They care.

            • October 3, 2012 at 1:11 am

              Yes, theo!!!! I so hope Chips will create a special video of that segment and launch it.

              These racist fools have no idea how important a service they provided by bringing all of us to view this exceptional speech by our Barack Obama.

              That segment needs to be seen by everyone!!!

              #FORWARD

            • 123 57andfemale
              October 3, 2012 at 2:03 am

              You mean ‘poor people’? Drudge has decided that PBO wasn’t talking about Iraqi war vets — he was really talking about ‘poor people’.

              God.

      • 124 yardarm756
        October 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        Jesus used parables too! PREACH BROTHER OBAMA, PREACH.

    • 127 pugeretto
      October 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Oh Pam, I think I’m going to sit bak & just be a cheerleader tonight………bring it on….go Pam….are we lighting candles for the debate tomorrow? Who does that, Chips?

  19. 133 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

  20. October 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Now, what’s all this about Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity making asses of themselves?

    • 135 utaustinliberal
      October 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      I watched them and I almost threw up. They are both racists. There’s no other word for it. They kept talking about Rev Wright and yelling that Pres. Obama basically hates white people, that Pres. Obama was telling black people that white people are the root of all evil and that one way to tell Pres. Obama hates white people is that he like other black people speak in a black dialect and accent that other black people understand is code for white hate. That black people don’t speak like other Americans. They have a certain black tone and intonation in the way they speak. They just went on and on and on. The naked hate they have for Pres. Obama and African-Americans was chilling.

      • October 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        Wow. I feel the need for a shower just from reading your recap.

      • October 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

        And, really, this is the best they’ve got? This is the shiny object to distract from tomorrow? A speech that’s been around since 2007—AND REPORTED ON AT THE TIME?! Their internal polling must be scaring the shit out of them so much that they’re clutching at any life raft.

      • 138 amk for obama
        October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      • 139 sherijr
        October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        I can’t say I’m even remotely surprised by their racism… it is what has been driving them for years now, it is all they’ve got inside of them.. and they fail everytime because of it. They are very demented.

      • 140 Claire
        October 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        I see them the same way I view the kkk. They are racists pure and simple.

      • 141 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        October 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        This will not get them white votes other than the white votes they were already going to get. Most decent people will be turned off by it. Voting Republican now is like condoning the racism. This shit is more appealing to men than women. My female neighbors in this rather red neighborhood are sickened by the racism and are going to vote for Obama. It’s not guilt. They are pissed about what the Republicans want to do to medicare and social security. The women are the ones who care for their elderly relatives and take on the job of helping them apply for benefits and find good nursing care. There comes a point where you just have to stand up for what’s decent and do the right thing. In this case preserving retirement benefits and voting against hate make it an easy choice.

      • 142 nathkatun7
        October 3, 2012 at 2:34 am

        UT, you are truly a brave and disciplined person, with wisdom beyond your age. The fact that you can watch Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity and still maintain your composure to write about what they said is amazing! I probably would not have lasted more than a minute watching them without destroying my T.V.

        Obviously, what they are trying to do is to persuade whites who support the President that he is a Black nationalist racist who hates white people and should be feared by all white people. I suppose labeling him a Kenyan, a Muslim, a Socialist, a Communist, and a Nazi was not enough, and got them nowhere. They now think that calling him a black racist will work this time around. Their problem, of course, is that President Obama has now been President for almost four years. I doubt that they will convince many sane whites to start seeing him as this racist Black man who is out to destroy white people. Surely, sane whites know that Obama Care was not just for Blacks; and neither were thousands of jobs created by the Auto industry, on top of over a million saved. Sane whites know that American troops brought home from Iraq were not all Black people, but included whites, Latinos, Asians, and men and women of all races . Sane whites know that student Loan reforms and Wall Street Financial reforms benefit people of all races as well as men and women. The bottom line is: This garbage being spread by Drudge, Carlson, Hannity and some unethical media people, appeals primarily to the right wing “Echo Chamber.” I doubt that the vast majority of white people in the Obama campaign, the Obama administration, and Obama supporters, will buy into this utter race obsessed rubbish, which is clearly a sign of desperation by the right wingers/Romney campaign.

  21. 143 amk for obama
    October 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  22. 148 4morefor44
    October 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    oh these debates are going to be delicious. i dare say these will be the easiest president obama has ever had. say that because in 2008, he wasn’t president yet and mccain had the whole elder statesman and ex-pow thing thing, while barack was kind of young and untested in that role. the puma-hillary thing was in full force at the time, and the media was even more in the tank for mccain than for mittbot.

    before that, he was going up against the dems who were all quite strong debaters, including our own joe biden. and the minefield he had to walk during the hillary debates…and he still kicked butt in every one! i mean mittbot is a walk in the park compared to all those.

    and tomorrow is the only one moderated by an actual journalist, although lehrer can be a bit of a “both sides do it” kind guy at times for my taste (sorry, carolyn, i know you’re related to him), but overall he’s one of the best out there. barack is a student of muhammed ali…oh it’s going to be brutal, in a good way. isee they flipped a coin and our president will be answering first, which means mittbot gets to talk last. expect barack in his closing statement, knowing this, to throw mittbot for a loop and say something unepxected that will fluster the mittbot and have him stumble right up to the end. any “drama” being created about the debate is media-created. don’t be fooled, president obama will be better than we’ve ever seen him. it’s going to be awesome!

    • 149 daisydem
      October 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Oh 4morefor44, your words are so reassuring; I hope you are right on and it goes just as you predict. Thanks for the uplifting message this evening. Got to get my wine for tomorrow night; crawl onto the bed with my laptop; comfortable clothes, maybe something spicy to eat … and live blog the event. Hope you will be there/here too!

      • 150 4morefor44
        October 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        i’m going to try and be here. family stuff sometimes gets in the way though! yes, i’m quite certain you’ll have a fun time watching the debate tomorrow. first of all, president obama is incredibly good, and second, well, just watch this and you’ll rest easy:

        the mittbot is a media creation.

  23. 151 amk for obama
    October 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  24. 152 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    So I just watched the entire speech. It strikes me how his words are consistent with everything he said before and with all his words and actions since. It’s a truly moving and inspiring speech. One for the history books. I do sometimes feel sorry for those who are so misled and blinded that they are missing out on the greatest leader of our lifetimes. History is being written as we live and they are too stupid to see it.
    I’m thankful to be witnessing this great change and I’m thankful Barack Obama is guiding us through it.

  25. October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    A slow night in social media – just silly chatter about some 2007 speech. Yawn. Oh well.

  26. October 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Not to veer from things political, but I see that Manchester United barely managed to beat weak opposition in the Champions League, whereas Chelsea put the whup ass upon its equally weak foe. The Europa League awaits Sir Alex & Co.

  27. 159 pugeretto
    October 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Chips, thanks you for putting PBO’s speech up top, as I can remember back then being so nervous for him before he gave that speech. Afterwords, not-to-worry cuz he’s just meant for this leadership position. All the stuff…..they have nothing and are playing to the worst-of-the-worst. Off to twitter for a bit again….and tomorrow I will be out all day, so I hope there will be lots of informative tweets. Tomorrow, Oct 3, 2012 will be another great day.

  28. October 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Help me out here. We got a nasty e-mail about Patrick Caddell’s piece on Fox News.com about the media. It was crap, but I need someone who has some talking points to help me refute their crap. Anyone have some close?

    • 161 Claire
      October 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      I don’t use talking points. Just use the facts.

      • 162 cindysweatt
        October 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        Do you have some on this. They are sending this out far and wide if they sent it to me and my husband. It has stuff about David Plouffe. He talks about the Audacity of Coruption.

        • 163 Claire
          October 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm

          I would ignore it, no need to debate falsehoods. The people who believe that idiocy are haters. It’s a fact less op-ed, there’s nothing to dispute. It’s on fox, anyone with half a brain knows it’s nothing but lies. It doesn’t matter what you say they choose to believe the lies. Ignore them. You have nothing to prove to haters.

          • 164 cindysweatt
            October 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

            You are correct. It’s just this time if was from a person we had a lot of respect for. I am on edge these days.

            • 165 Elly in Maryland
              October 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

              When someone sends a nasty email, I think the best thing to do is just reply from the heart, don’t worry about facts and statistics. It takes too long to put together an answer, and those people won’t be persuaded anyway. I would “reply all” because they probably sent it out to a group. Stick up for the President. Something like “I disagree totally with what you say. I am a solid supporter of President Obama and feel he is doing a great job in a tough situation. ” And send.

        • 166 forus50
          October 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

          Say whaaaa. Best to ignore on several fronts.

        • 167 hopefruit2
          October 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

          What exactly was the email about? And who sent it to you? I don’t know what Patrick Caddell wrote on Fox NEws because I don’t really know Caddell nor do I read Fox News. Could you expound a bit more?

    • 171 dudette9t9
      October 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Cindy. Let’s the Truth Team take care of it. Go here and fill in the form:

      https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/report-an-attack

      • 172 dudette9t9
        October 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        Then take a deep breath and let it go. :-)

      • 173 cindysweatt
        October 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

        Ok, I did it. Usually I let it go better than I did tonight. Usually I can find the real truth, but couldn’t find it tonight. Thank you and everyone else for “talking me down.” P.S, we opened our OFA office tonight in Parker,CO. I will be out canvasing every day!! We will get it done!!!

    • 176 Pamela
      October 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Unsubscribe. Do it today!

  29. October 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

  30. 180 desertflower
    October 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    He’s such a creeper. http://thegrio.com/2012/10/02/alleged-allen-west-letter-to-wife-are-you-commited-to-being-my-porn-star/#.UGseLejdhYg.twitter

    He doesn’t want people knowing what he does in his bedroom, why does he think he should be able to tell others what they can and can not do in their personal lives?

  31. 181 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I think I’ve watched this at least 10 times. Her “..and I said YES” is SOOOO adorable. She’s so down to earth. Like one of the girls, just shootin’ the breeze about her man. Can’t we just make her First Lady Emeritus or something after 2016? Only an hr now until their anniversary.

    • 182 anniebella
      October 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      dudette9t9, I’ve watch this about ten times or more.

    • 183 forus50
      October 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      That is too cool. She still is thrilled about that moment. Reminds me of when my Mother would tell the story about her first meeting my Dad.

    • 184 cindysweatt
      October 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Just so cute!!! Even though I am not that much older than the Obama’s I feel a bit parental, or maybe like a favorite aunt. Cute cute cute!

    • 185 HZ
      October 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Our beautiful First Lady!!!!! I love her and I am so grateful to be alive during this presidency of her brilliant husband. HZ

      Oh, Please TOD Family. Do Not allow these ugly and vile people get to you. Do your homework on Hampton University. All I am saying now. Be peaceful and gentle with your spirits. Hampton University has a history that most people are not aware of. It is one of our best, especially when you see where they came from,where they have been, and will continue to go. Now put it all together, and move on with pride. HZ

    • 187 lovingandlaughing
      October 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Awwww, that is so endearing! Love them!

    • 188 Melissa
      October 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      Where can we find the whole clip of her appearance? Looks like it was a fun interview!!

  32. 190 vitaminlover
    October 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I was very pleased to see Mr. Gibb on the Ed Show. I reallylike him. He is sooooo smart and cool headed.

  33. 192 dudette9t9
    October 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    OT For Scandal Fans: OMFG!!! Weeping and slobbering… convulsive laughter!! Someone HELP me! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
    —————-

    • 193 anniebella
      October 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      dudette, Who the hell is that guy?

      • 194 dudette9t9
        October 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        I dunno, but he’s got a whole series of vids on Youtube. Hysterical!!
        I love that Kerry Washington tweeted this. A comment on Youtube said her co-star who plays Quinn/Lindsay sent it to her.
        Did you watch the whole thing? He pretty much breaks down the season premiere episode. A recap with LOTS of flair!!
        And I must admit — the hair truly is “layed” Un-kay?!! :-D

  34. 196 xtine
    October 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Mitt, in which country did you exile your economic patriotism? And do you think your tax dodges are economic refugees?

  35. 197 amk for obama
    October 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    • October 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      As a few of us have been saying, their internals must be scaring the shit out of them. Their entire criminal enterprise is on the verge of collapsing.

      • 199 desertflower
        October 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

        Not a minute too soon, baby! I want to watch the bonfire burn!

      • 200 amk for obama
        October 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm

        Yup. Especially, if all 3 branches of govt fall in dem hands, the juggernaut would have turned in another direction and the entire criminal enterprise of media+mic+wallstreet would collapse.

      • 202 dudette9t9
        October 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

        Just to throw a little water on things: I would remind everyone that when scared beasts are backed into a corner, they become even more dangerous. There’s still a month left of muckslinging and threats (both real and imagined) to get through just yet. We must stay focused and like PBO says, kick off the bedroom slippers, put on our marching shoes, and in the case of Faux News, Drudge, et al., our hazmat suits!

        • 203 forus50
          October 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

          Yup focus and determination for the next 36 days. One thing I always keep in mind is that these GOP voters are like farts: silent and deadly. :) Seriously, I remember the HUGE rally that Senator Obama had in St. Louis just days before the election. McCain and Palin couldn’t have matched that turnout in their dreams. And yet, Missouri went for McCain. So crowd size is very encouraging but it isn’t necessarily reflective of what the polls will show.

        • 205 jacquelineoboomer
          October 3, 2012 at 2:56 am

          Well said, dudette. Unfortunately, that’s all true.

        • 206 nathkatun7
          October 3, 2012 at 3:21 am

          Yes indeed, Dudette! In politics, a month is a life time. We must stay focused! We must continue to work as hard as we can to register more people and to get out the vote. GOT is especially crucial right now in the states with early voting. We must continue to contribute when we can. We must be disciplined to spend little energy on haters intent on distracting us from our goal. Above all, we must not rest until Nov.7, 2012! This means, as Bobfr and others have been emphasizing, that we must avoid being manipulated by the media pundits and by media obsession with day-to-day polls. The real poll numbers that ultimately matter are those that will be announced on 11/06/2012. Our #1 task is it ensure that on Nov.6. 2012 we will win the majority of the votes to re-elect our President as well as Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress.

      • 207 LunarSea
        October 3, 2012 at 12:12 am

        It’s a sight to see. he he he

  36. 208 Tally
    October 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm

  37. 212 Tally
    October 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    • 213 dudette9t9
      October 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

      He’s a liar!

    • 215 nathkatun7
      October 3, 2012 at 3:44 am

      Thanks Tally for asking the question: “If Mitt Romney gained no tax advantage by off-shoring his cash and investments” then why did he “do it?” Which leads me to this other question that has been eating me up: Romney, per his slogan, says he “Believes in America.” If that is the case, why did he invest in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda and stash his money in Swiss banks, instead of the U.S. that he believes in? Sadly, I doubt that any of the debates’ moderators would dare to ask Mitt Romney that question. Maybe if we are lucky a regular citizen, in the Town Hall debate segment, will ask him that question. Ordinary Americans, like me, need to know why Romney preferred to invest his money off-shore instead of investing it in the good old U.S.A? I especially want to know how Romney’s investments abroad that gave him tax breaks helped create jobs in the U.S.

  38. October 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Okay all, taking my nose-addled head to bed. See you all tomorrow.

  39. 220 Tally
    October 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    • 221 LunarSea
      October 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

      so true

    • 222 nathkatun7
      October 3, 2012 at 3:53 am

      “Projection” is the standard MO for the GOP! That’s what Karl Rove taught them so well. Witness the serial compulsive liar, Mitt Romney, announcing, before the debates, that President Obama will tell lies about him. Talk about “Pre-emptive Projection!” Sadly, the corporate media, with few minor exceptions, has allowed the GOP to get away with “Projection.”

  40. 223 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing…..PBO’s got this tomorrow… AND we have his back:)

  41. 227 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

    We will prevail because we are powered by LOVE not HATE…

  42. 228 hopefruit2
    October 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Glad to see that folks are setting Jake Tapper straight. He didn’t hesitate to join the FOX bandwagon about that 2007 tape.

  43. 229 LunarSea
    October 3, 2012 at 12:09 am

    evening all. I am so excited about the debates tomorrow. A good, happy excited. I am bouyed by the wretched writhing, whining and screaming from the RWNJs led by the band masters of hate, fear and division.

    Tomorrow night we can all watch them melt like the wicked witch of the west. What fun. I find myself verily amused by them these days. A slow long painful death. Maybe a real party will emerge. Well I’m not holding my breath.

    All I can think is yes, “take the bullet out!” PS ChipChica, that belongs in your Speeches file, no?

    See you all tomorrow for all the fun.

    #Forward—>

  44. 230 desertflower
    October 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

    He’s Ours….President Obama…Best President Ever!

  45. 232 forus50
    October 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

  46. 236 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Happy Anniversary POTUS and FLOTUS! Here’s to the next 20!!

  47. 238 theo67
    October 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Some fun from Robert Reich’s son and daughter in law – explaining Mitt’s gaffes. There really are talented people on the left!

    http://www.jest.com/video/200157/mitt-romneys-self-destruct-button

  48. 239 theo67
    October 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Akin displays even more levels of stupidity. In 2008, he said some doctors give abortions to women who aren’t actually pregnant…

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccaberg/akin-in-2008-doctors-give-abortions-to-women-who

    • 240 susanne
      October 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

      wow. ‘in the future there will be a day when men will say, who would ever support something so un-american as abortion.’ hmmm–but there will NOT be a day when WOMEN say it, asshole. because it is women who struggle through pregnancy and birth and nursing and infant care and toddler care and on and on and on–women know that abortion is not un-american; it is a part of that FREEDOM you guys love to talk about. FREEDOM, asshole.

      okay, got that off my chest. is this guy losing the election yet? please??

    • 243 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      October 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

      A man like this should be getting zero votes. Zero. He needs help. And a basic sex education class.

    • 244 nathkatun7
      October 3, 2012 at 4:11 am

      OK, Theo, that’s it for me! These right wingers are complete idiots! I repeat: GOP right wingers are total idiots! Or maybe they are totally deranged! How in the world can you perform an abortion on a woman who is not pregnant? And if, in Akin’s warped reasoning,it’s possible to perform abortion for non pregnant women, then how does he and his fellow right wingers turn around and also argue that all abortions are about killing innocent lives?

  49. October 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

    And for those of you who are worried about watching the debate tomorrow night, PlanetPOV has already pre-reviewed it for you:

    “A Definitive Review of the Obama/Romney Debate Before It Even Takes Place” (pretty funny!)

    http://planetpov.com/2012/10/02/r/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+planetpov%2Fmfkm+%28PlanetPOV%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

  50. 247 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I see Jake Tapper of ABC has jumped in with Hannity and Carlson re. “scary” 2007 vid. If there was ever a doubt………
    People are revealing themselves. I would think they would be embarrassed or ashamed.

    • 248 lisalovesobama
      October 3, 2012 at 12:40 am

      They are right wing hacks, of course they have no shame or decency.

    • 249 theo67
      October 3, 2012 at 12:44 am

      They should be embarrassed AND ashamed. This is a race for the position of President of the United States, with the power to engage the US military, affect opportunities for the next generation, influence events around the world. The GOP and their media cohorts are not taking it seriously. And the world is watching.

      Putin said it best, when he said there’s no guarantee that the right wingers won’t occupy the Oval Office at some point or another – and it scares the living daylights out of everyone. The world won’t follow a bunch of loons, and somebody will step into the vacuum. The GOP need to be kept out of office for several generations – or forever. However long it takes.

      • 250 carla4obama
        October 3, 2012 at 12:53 am

        You are so right Theo. To the GOP this is a game…Romney and his zingers….what game is he playing?
        Reminds me of Pee Wee Herman saying “I know you are but what am I”

  51. 251 theo67
    October 3, 2012 at 12:52 am

    My contribution to the musical tribute to love: “If” by Bread

    • 252 carla4obama
      October 3, 2012 at 12:57 am

      Bread…ahh takes me back to high school, David Gates and Bread.

      • 253 theo67
        October 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

        Bread was one of the best bands. Every song is amazing! I bought their “best of” CD a few years ago for my Dad – and I kept it for myself after listening to it…

    • 254 dudette9t9
      October 3, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Oh wow, this song would always bring me to tears! Swoon!

    • 255 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      October 3, 2012 at 1:14 am

      Beautiful. I had forgotten about this song. Thanks. Perfect end to the night. Sending out some positive thoughts for the President for tomorrow and then to sleep.

    • 257 theo67
      October 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

      I love Celine – she’s Canadian and extremely talented. And the movie “Up Close and Personal” with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford plays this song in the soundtrack – it’s one of my favorite movies.

  52. October 3, 2012 at 1:18 am

  53. 259 theo67
    October 3, 2012 at 1:22 am

    ok – one more for the late night and West Coast crew. This song was released in October 1982 – 20 years ago, on Lionel Richie’s album. There are a few others that are so beautiful and applicable, but this one seems most apt for the Obama’s 20th wedding anniversary. “Truly”

  54. 260 dudette9t9
    October 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Last one for tonight… Good night everyone!

  55. 262 99ts
    October 3, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I just read the Frum nonsense about the economy – the only reason middle class incomes are down and the recovery slow is the GOP congress. The minute they had a GOP President they would vote FOR everything they have so far voted against. Every one of them should be defeated – what lies they tell and how they hate their country to do what they have done.

    • October 3, 2012 at 3:41 am

      This is true. I heard a snippet of Paul Ryan saying that the GOP answer wouldn’t be to present something to the President and say “my way or the highway”. They’d work with him by offering their policies and then negotiating a solution that everyone can live with.

      My ears started bleeding.

  56. October 3, 2012 at 2:03 am

  57. 265 purpleshoesla
    October 3, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite married couples (after my folks of course)–POTUS & FLOTUS!! When my brother and sister and I were much younger, and just for giggles, we used to sing the following to our parents on their wedding anniversary. :lol: :smile:

  58. 266 purpleshoesla
    October 3, 2012 at 2:20 am

    And on a sweeter note, a nice serenade for Potus and Flotus on their 20th wedding anniversary. Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr. (RIP) with one of my faves…. old skool and you know it! :lol:

  59. 267 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 2:43 am

    • 268 99ts
      October 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

      TY amk – I came home today to this racist sh– from the right – they will do anything (literally anything, which is scarey wondering what else) to get Willard elected – people like the adulterer Gingrich (why did Maddow have to play that) are absolutely amoral – while the wingnuts on the internets have to keep their supporters with hope.

      It will backfire all the way through the congress.

  60. 269 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 2:45 am

    • 270 nathkatun7
      October 3, 2012 at 4:23 am

      AMK, those poll numbers are amazing! No wonder the corporate media are joining the GOP right wingers to try to scare white people about this angry racist black man who is out to destroy white people if he is re-elected President. The Redistribution meme didn’t work. Now it’s the angry black racist meme that must be pushed. I doubt that sane white people will fall for this latest rubbish.

  61. 271 susanne
    October 3, 2012 at 5:39 am

    debate party snacks? no, it’s the dullard myth robmey strategy:

    ‘ At a time when even his fondest supporters are pleading for more substance, Mitt Romney is giving them the political equivalent of junk food. His has been the Zinger candidacy — all sugary platitudes, no protein.

    Sample his speech Monday night upon arriving in Colorado for debate prep:

    Obama “doesn’t just like picking winners and losers,” Romney said. “He likes picking losers.”

    Zing!

    “We’ve had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8 percent, and what does the president have to say to all this? He says ‘forward.’ I think ‘forewarned’ is a better term.”

    Zing!

    “He’s out of ideas, he’s out of excuses, and on November 6th you’re going to put him out of office.”

    Zing!

    “He’s making us more and more like Europe. I don’t want to be like Europe. Europe doesn’t work in Europe.”

    Zing!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-the-zinger-junk-food-politics/2012/10/02/5d346dbc-0ccc-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html?hpid=z2

  62. 273 Mae who love our CIC
    October 3, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Bob Woodward on MJ said that the media is failing the public and that they are majoring in polls and not informing the public of the candidates. Cut away to commercials and gleeful joe response was not given.

  63. 274 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

  64. October 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

    GOOD MORNING, TODville!!

  65. 276 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Todd is out touting his shaved off for “enthusiasm gap” tightening polls everywhere. He just referred to Gov. Romney and MISTER Obama. Purposely not saying President Obama. Unbelievable earlier when there was a big discussion on MJ when they said Romney should give up on Ohio and then would have to run the table on about 10 other states, every one where Obama leads.
    Now Gregory is allowing Santorum to opine without challenge on the Today Show.
    Balanced by Cutter whose every sentence is being challenged by dumb interruptions by Savannah Gurhrie.
    NBC must have threatened these people with loss of job unless they push the Repub agenda. Looks like it anyway.


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