9:0 ET (approx): The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
President Obama and …. if you have a weak stomach press mute …. Willard delivers remarks
C-Span * CBS 1 * CBS 2 * CNN
Mitt Romney made $15 million on the auto bailout from a company that blackmailed the US & fired 25,000 union workers. thenation.com/article/170644…— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 18, 2012
Yep. This story broke earlier today and expect plenty of attention to it from all of us
Aint that bout a blip? After he told us to go Bankrupt, and go beg he private banks for cash, knowing full well they wouldn’t give us any, this jerk winds up with more cash in his coffers.
I’m so illiterate in finance that I didn’t understand much , only enough of the general idea for me to be so disgusted I don’t even have the words. Capitalism is out of control isn’t it ? Rattner is a pro and even he wasn’t able to prevent that; too much variables to control I guess.
I hate Willard Romney. He is the perfect representative of the sickness of GREED that is destroying so many lives, in America and around the world.
It’s not capitalism that’s out of control. It’s greed that’s out of control.
Alright, you simply have to try this website. Absolutely have to. Yes, I know it says Romney, but even so.
I know, right?
Hey! Wait up! I’m putting on my shoes!
C-Span streaming has started:
Replaying some old dinners – comic relief – not sure I can listen to Romney
I tried but I had to hit mute!
Hell no. I would rather watch Sean Hannity tonight than watch Romney try to tell jokes. I’ll wait for the black president guy who can actually tell a joke.
Oh, you should see the tense fake bullshyte smile on Mitt’s face right now, at the dinner, as the speaker is talking about him.
Hola everyone, I’ve been away with no internet for 7 days… FINALLY made it to Baltimore!!! woohoo & what a trip getting here.. I’ve missed you all so much. I heard our President was magnificent at the last debate too
Sherijr!!! Great to see ya, you’ve had the most insanely busy of times lately, everything okay now?
oh no hell is just beginning… you should just see this house… it has beauty of the old style buried deep beneath the thousand pounds of filth left behind. So much to do… but I do like Baltimore
Sounds like a Romney crowd here tonight at the dinner.
And it is WONDERFUL to see you Chips!!!
Welcome to Charm City.
ha – thank you Sonjia !
HEY! Welcome back! Glad you found your way to your new home and are safe and sound.
thanks Meta… yes we did make it.. big delays but by gosh we finally got here
Congratsssssss Sherijr…ans welcome to the East Coast…
aww thank you… I really am falling for Baltimore.. I like it- so thanks for the welcome
So wonderful that you love your new town. It’s great to be in a new place. Hope you discover lots to love. ENJOY the experience!!
thanks meta, it is so nice to be in a city again.
Sme traveling stories to be told, eh, sherijr?! We missed you. Good to know you are safely in b’more now!
oh yes indeed – stories a plenty.. and I missed all of you Pamela so much.
Just look at that handsome smiling face. Wow and we get to gaze at this man for 4 more years! Yowza!
I think that’s a big part of why these dinners have become so popular since PBO’s been around His naturally charming and just so nice to look at.
He looks so handsome
Look at Barack with his arm on the chair, chillin’
I wish the First Lady was there!
“Al Smith was a friend to all”
RT @leahcowan: Passion Pit for Obama at NC State #ncvotesearly http://t.co/7DI6RQeT— Obama for America NC (@OFA_NC) October 18, 2012
Did I miss something? Where’s FLOTUS?
Miss Ann is surely there to hold Robney’s hand.
Yes, because of his emotional instability, or whatever she hinted at, a while back.
I don’t think she was at the last dinner. She’s probably with her girls – especially after that school evacuation earlier today.
What!?! School evacuation at Sidwell.
Yeh. Suspicious package.
I don’t think it was anything major – supposedly a “suspicious” sounding phone call. Further details unknown.
Awww…she’s not there. My Prez needs some company in that room. Should have called me.
Ang, it probably comforts him just knowing you’d volunteer to step in.
Not to worry, I’m there. That’s me behind the podium. Why’d you think Mitt looked so pitched faced? You’ll also wonder why PBO is looking so relaxed.
Probably home with Malia and Sasha, as she says she is still Mom-in-chief.
The President doesn’t need FLOTUS to hold his hand every time you turn around.
What do you call #MittRomney, who said "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" and then profited from #PBO's brave intervention to save it? #Delphi @UAW— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2012
C-SPAN has live stream of the dinner and Romney looks uncomfortable.
He probably ‘went’ on himself.
“We invited him here to convert”
This guy is GROSS. Newsflash: Romney doesn’t pay a lot of money to the federal government.
On balance, Smith IV (or whatever) was pretty good. Mocked ‘em all.
I agree. Not funny at all. I will mute my tv until PBO speaks.
wow this guys not funny at all.
Not the speaker – it’s the rich folks who seem to be applauding Romney – I hate him with a vengeance – and can’t listen to him
I’m with you on the hate part… cannot stomach him at all.
I can’t stomach him either…I can’t stand to look at him nor listen to him! We have to send him and his disrespectful clan packin’.
This @wolfpack4obama crowd looks pretty jacked up for #ncvotesearly concert with @passionpit #Obama2012 http://t.co/uJPl8tJy— Obama for America NC (@OFA_NC) October 18, 2012
Oh, the President got a little annoyed with one of the jokes, had to take a sip of coffee, but it’s okay, he can handle it (because the speaker mocked Paul Ryan, while he was at it, and is now mocking Mitthead).
the crowd kept cheering Romney before the kicker against him was said
Yes, but the viewing public (you and I) heard it. Ha ha ha. Take that, Romney.
I think this is terrible—-I don’t know who that speaker was but —-ugh on the “jokes”. I can’t watch Willard, let me know when Obama is up.
I’m watching Willard, to see how he “reads” his speech. He probably practiced more for “humor” than for the debates. Ann’s face looks particularly pinched, tonight.
I couldn’t look at that face for the next four years.
Tell me about it.
Mitt & Tagg Romney tied to Ponzi scheme zite.to/QuWtoe— John DeRosa (@johnderosa) October 19, 2012
I was thinking earlier today what difference exists between Madoff and Romney? Other than only one is in jail? #GreedIsGood— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) October 19, 2012
Great – Romney (who’s got to be his usual “nervous as a cat”) gets to go first, making him even more nervous, with the President having the final say of the program.
this crowd really loves Willard. Asses.
Rich Dicks Lisa
It’s really gross.
This must be a room full of of goat republicans.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he probably brought his own cheering section – as someone said on Twitter.
Whomever this fool is, he is way unfunny …
Slamming Joe Biden.
Romney has a ghastly smile – creepy
I cannot even stand Romney when he tells jokes.
Willard’s been “joking” for a few minutes. That oughta do it for his year.
He’s not funny, just spiteful… yet the crowd is cheering like he’s giving away money. Not liking this at all.
I think part of that is because we love President Obama so much. The other part is that WILLARD IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL BECAUSE NOBODY COULD LOVE HIM. Notice how even the ol’ Catholics (of which I am one) aren’t laughing as much as they were at the beginning. Maybe because they all know any of them could become Mormons post-mortem (sorry – couldn’t resist).
ha! good one jacquiline
And it’s true.
ahhh……. I’m not laughing.
President Obama really does not like Willard. He’s sipping coffee more than Ryan was sipping water. WILLARD IS THE MOST CRASS HUMAN ROBOT I’VE EVER SEEN.
Where are you watching job? I can see PBO on the feeds.
I’m watching it live on C-Span One TV.
Hi y’all! Thought I’d say Yo, and will be back in a while, after I eat supper AND VOTE! WooHoo! OUR BALLOTS ARE IN TODAY’S MAIL! Now, his shall I ever make up my mind, oh, I am SO DECIDED….. NOT! and I hope Myth gets his black&blue hyney whomped again at the dinner! Never mind how foine our PBO looks in that tux! MmmmMmmmMmmm…..Gotta Vote!
cheered me up – ty Pamela
Good 99ts, cause reading over the comments, I am appalled at how many typos I made, guess I really ought to be wearing my glasses.. especially knowing how iPad thinks it’s smarter than me, and changes what I want to say to suit itself! HaHa on me! I’m am sure you all knew what I tried to say, right VC? Right, Chips?
No wrroies Ampela.
Actually, Chips, I am MORE worried as just now when I came in to laugh at your brilliant championship spelling, my comment was still in the reply field as if I had never posted it! Ai yai yai! Now, that is very spooky, and weirder than MythillArd.
Any racist/birther jokes yet? I’m not listening
Mitt not very funny – the Prez is gonna kill him. Romney’s jokes are kinda mean and bitchy – just like him. He’s not gonna rattle PBO
Romney’s jokes aren’t really jokes sometimes. They’re kind of snippy They’re making the crowd kind of uncomfortable and people on twitter are noticing that.
Romney's performance is starting to make me uncomfortable. #alsmith— Krystal Ball (@KrystalBall1) October 19, 2012
I think I see the Sandman with that giant hook just off to the right… #isitjustme— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) October 19, 2012
going for being nice to PBO. He sounds insincere.
what a load of bs. Romney telling us what a great guy he is… no ill will on his part… and what a nifty family POTUS has. not buying his nonsense.. but the crowd is sucking it up.. he’s their guy.
romney’s campaigning for catholic votes – pathetic.
Mitt is not that funny but he is getting Thunderous applause…..but these are wealthy folks like him….Damnnn,,,pandering asking the folks for his their votes…is that how it is suppose to happen
I think this whole thing is disgusting—it’s just gross—–the whole image of it. And they’re all pretending that Willard is a riot! What a fake farce this is! Now Willard is patting himself on the back—– and now the most insincere sounding gratuitous words I’ve ever heard. And the crowd is cheering Willard. Gross. Only Obama could keep me tuned into this thing.
Here comes the Muslim Kenyan to make everybody smile.
So now Ryan’s fake charity photo op is costing the charity money. Rich backers are pulling out their support because Ryan was ‘embarrassed’. Well, if he’s embarrassed, he has only himself to blame.
First O’joke – perfect pitch. Second – same.
You got the picture.
Actually, “Mitt” is his middle name. I wish I could use my middle name. — President Barack Hussein Obama, Al Smith Dinner, Oct. 2012
LOLLOLOL!! This is why I love the President so hard. He’s the 5th Element – PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
he’s so nice, he’s making fun of himself.. wow, he’s one of a kind our President. And cracking himself up.
Hemant Mehta @hemantmehta
“Everyone take your seats or else Clint Eastwood will yell at them.” – @BarackObama at #AlSmith Dinner
Miss Ann is not finding any of Obama’s comments amusing—–not smiling, looking away from him.
she is finding the campaign so hard
So there must be assigned seating. The guy in the last row is in the same seat as he was in ’08.
I remember him too.
'Everyone please take your seats or Clint Eastwood will yell at them" – Thank you President Obama for being truly funny!!!!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2012
Romney clearly paid some people to cheer his tasteless jokes.
I hadn’t thought of that – there had to be a reason
PBO is having a great time !!!!!!!!!
PBO is pure class – he’s joking with everyone, not attacking Romney
OOooo—he just got in a delicious zinger tho—–about Romney not having the prob of being so popular with our allies.
hahahaha I liked that severely
PBO wonderfully self-deprecating and warmly funny. Robme disgusting political attacks.
oh lord I love this man & I’ve really missed his goodness
Yes, it was almost worth listening to the loser first. Almost.
I’m glad POTUS went last.. because I won’t remember a single word of that other guy
I don’t even remember his name – something like Willard or another silly name usually reserved for rats.
yep williard… gave me the willies
I did the dishes with sound off during Robme’s skit. Missed the first couple minutes of PBO but enjoyed what I heard.
OH shit! ‘Spoiler alert’ !
“Spoiler Alert: We got Bin Laden”
Folks are laughing,,,,i thought that was funny about making Axelrod sweat…hehehe
GM folks. So the bot is telling jokes now ? Guess just stole them from stiff and then stiffed him too.
He is as good as professional comedians with his timing! LOL debate prep like the 1st one.
he’s so classy.
as well as sassy
and foine… very foine ~
I don’t often watch Presidents, but when I do, I prefer them classy and sassy!
You got both in this one!
Archbishop Dolan was laughing at the President’s joke so much, he almost lost his little beanie cap. As a Catholic, I feel I can say I hope his cap doesn’t come completely off, because I hear they have “hat hair” under it.
Now that was funnier than anything I heard tonight!
Ba da bing. Thank you. I’ll be in my limo.
This Al Smith dinner perfectly shows why Obama is so well liked and Romney is not.— Ellen Brodsky (@NewsHoundEllen) October 19, 2012
As does every speech both of them make
I agree with you Ellen Brodsky.
okay I heard the only person I wanted to really hear.. done with that bunch.
Good quips from both guys. Mitt was visibly nervous, but that’s because I think that he doesn’t like people to be so physically close to him. PBO was on point as always. He started a little slow, but gained momentum. Now imo, this is a useless piece of waste of time, that the candidates are pressured to attend. It’s all a front and staged with little sincerity. Oh well, here’s to seeing PBO at next year’s event.
I think it’s been confirmed that Willard is definitely the weak link. Four years ago, John McCain was as funny as Barack Obama, and vice versa. Of course, that was back when McCain still had a partial soul, so never mind.
Yes that one was funnier than all get out. I cracked up at McCain’s jokes and you could tell that each of them appreciated each other’s humor.
Yes, I remember being ever so pleasantly surprised back then. Tonight, even with the headliner – our guy – it all left one feeling a bit queasy. I do fully believe that President Obama couldn’t wait to get the heck out of there, far away from Willard. Mostly because our President is a normal person with a beating heart.
Yeah, McCain had those good ‘sailor jokes’ He had me laughing even though I didn’t plan to. This time I couldn’t even bring myself to hear Robme’s voice. It would’ve made me want to go down there and hit him
I would have “held him” for ya!
We would’ve made a great team! Team O’Bama baaabbbbbyyyy
I actually like this event. It shows the greatness of our democracy where two people can disagree vehemently and just about punch each on the debate stage can in the next night joke around with each other. We cannot forget that in some places political enemies are killed. There is really no place like the United States.
I don’t think there is a place for our politicians to partake in religious events period. Of course we recognize our greatness and this dinner has nothing to do with that. Do you think we would see a televised charity event attended by our top politicians hosted by Muslims?
"The Unemployment Rate is the lowest it's been since I took office …" … "I don't have a joke here, just want to remind everyone" PBO!!!!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2012
I was cracking up at that one!
I liked that one too, I think my favourite was the one about he saying something about using the same tactics in the 3rd debate as he used in the 1st debate…long pause and then said just kidding, I’m trying to scare Axelrod.
Missed PBO speaking. Drats. Some prada dood speaking. At least he is gracious about FLOTUS eat right program.
The lead-in was painful, but PBO was his usual charming self, funny and lovable.
Romney needs to learn from the master. Pres. Obama killed it!
BO: "World affairs are a challenge for every candidate. I was attacked for being well-liked overseas. Gov. Romney doesn't have that problem"— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Pres. Obama: "On Monday we have the foreign policy debate. Spoiler alert; we got Osama Bin Laden." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Pres. Obama: "We both have middle names. Mitt is his middle name. I wish I could use my middle name." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Pres. Obama: "The unemployment rate is lower than when I took office. I don't have a joke here. I just want to remind everyone." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Romney = all ass, President Obama = all class. I desperately need 4 more years. I love my President.
Perfect! Tweet it, so I can RT please!!
Done lil’ lady. I’m slightly twitter challenged so I don’t know how to post it here.
"Willard, buddy, good to see you're still breathing after the debate!" #Obama2012 http://t.co/uDZ0j8QU— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
Willard: ANNNNNNEEEEE he’s gonna touch me!!!!!!!! Quick, flip on my programmed laugh switch.
Obama: How you like me now frat boy?
Anne: Clutch my pearls and hide my purse, there’s an AA man near me.
Willard always looks like a sweaty doofus.
PBO always looks handsome and dashing.
End of story.
I like that story.
Miss Ann is an mean evil witch….I don’t usually call people names, but this woman rubs me in a way that mitt doesn’t.
Pres. Obama: "At the first debate, I learned that there are worse things than forgetting to get your wife an anniversary gift." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Pres. Obama: "I felt well rested in the 2nd debate after the nice long nap I had during the first one." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
BO: "I want to apologize to Chris Matthews. 4 years ago I gave him a thrill up his legs. At the first debate, I gave him a stroke." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
POTUS: "In a few weeks voters in Wisconsin, Ohio and Virginia will decide this election. It begs the question; what are we doing here?"— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Pres. Obama: "Everyone please take your seats or else Clint Eastwood will yell at them." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Thanks UTAL —- again!
Since when this dinner requires political analysis from these MSNBC pundiots?!?!? Rachel needs to STFU right now.
did you see, Tweety? Laughed his ass off at WIllard’s “jokes” that weren’t jokes but impolite political attacks.
C-Span One TV is showing Clinton and Springsteen next, and no pundits!
I’m sorry, but i didn’t laugh at WIllard’s jokes. I thought they weren’t funny. I’m mystified by the crowd’s reaction, though.
They are mainly rich republicans – to be expected
Don’t forget they’ve all been drinking half the night. They would have probably laughed even if old Queen Ann had taken the microphone.
People laugh at Miss Ann – she is a joke of epic proportions – should have stayed at home rather than prove yet again that her husband cannot face anyone on his own.
It’s a wonder he didn’t bring that little creep Tagg with him.
That crowd was probably drunk off their arses. PBO was funny and charming, as usual.
Truly, during Willard’s attempt at stand up comedy I heard a lot more grumbling/moaning during the audience reaction more so than applause. But PBO’s routine, sincere laughter. IMO.
tweety was cheering for the prez – funny – he still a little in love with the prez. pbo is just gorgeous – he knows how to pitch everything perfectly. the 2008 was 1000 times better – longer more jokes. you can feel the tension here – no warmth or respect at all. mccain and pbo had more respect for each other.
"I can't talk to the guy, he's a complete dick." "Jeez Cardinal, cool the language." #Obama2012 http://t.co/67at4Kno— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
hahahaha perfect caption.
OMG! lmfao! Good one Chips.
Isn’t ol’ Cardinal red hat here one of them preach against Obama?
I did not listen to Mitt Romney. I did listen to President Obama. And I did not listen to Rachel Maddow. I need a break from those people.
I need a break from these cable know it all pundits. Some time you just get tired of them.
#AlSmithDinner yet another example that no matter how you dress #BullyMitt he's still, #BullyMitt. If he can't be mean, he ain't happy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2012
BO: "Sometimes the race seems long, but Paul Ryan has assured me that we've only been running for 2 hours & 50-something minutes." #AlSmith— (@utaustinliberal) October 19, 2012
Anyone who watched the whole thing is a hero. I just can’t stomach Willard and it’s hard enough having so see him during the debates. Would love to see the PBO portion excerpted. If anyone sees that portion on YouTube, can you let those of us with less fortitude know?
i watched. it wasn’t funny on Willard’s part but Tweety and Katie Couric looked like they were dying of laughter.
+1. chips, chop, chop.
PBO’s joke about Tweety was so funny! I about died!!!
I pee’d a little.
It was a nice break. Very SHORT BREAK.
I cannot help but think that whenever our beloved President and Willard are in the same room-let alone same city oand or state-that President Obama blows him away or eats him for lunch. Ole stupid needs to recognize that it is over. Done.Finished. Go ahead Willard…have that nervous breakdown!
LMAO at ‘Go ahead Willard…have that nervous breakdown!’
We have a reasonably probability of Mitt totally losing it Monday night … and I’m not joking.
I’m so hoping. Ppl need to see exactly what he’s all about before they go into that voting booth.
I can’t remember hoping such ill will on people before. The GOPThugs HAVE gotten to me. We really need to kick them to the curb so the US can heal.
God bless the “Uns” . How can Paul Ryan be a good Catholic and not be willing to take care of the “Uns” ?
I thought when the Cardinal was listing them, how proud I am of President Obama and how he works everyday
to make their lives better.
TY Carol – a lovely comment – There are only one of those “Uns” that the GOP care about – the Cardinal’s list was long.
i thought Robot was funny, i laughed…..but i still hate him tho. *shrug*. He looked like wasn’t enjoying saying the jokes. ‘Ol awkward willard…
PBO is just a natural at stand-up comedy tho. He was great as usual.
My take too ObamaBoy. Mitt seems not comfortable in his own skin. Then again it could be the formal whitey tighties he had on. Like dress shoes and anything worn on special occasions, they must chafe a bit.
Coward Taggart Romney is in tonight's Rewrite @TheLastWord at 10pm.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) October 19, 2012
Hooray for LOD! He’s one of the straightest, most moral and intelligent commentators out.
good! That boy, his brothers and their shit of a father are a big bunch of COWARDS!!!!!!
RT @BatshitGOP: Obama is hilarious but gentlemanly about it. His jokes never cut. Romney's jokes were savage and mean. #AlSmithDinner— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2012
"It was the women in binders things, laughed my ass off – us Cardinals and Willard have soooo much in common!" http://t.co/l0gl6lQd— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
ooooh DAMN Chipsticks. That is a zinger. . (Wouldn’t it be great to have a day of celebration every year for everyone who becomes an ex-catholic and quits that male dominated cultist “institution”? Instead of a Holy Day it will be an Oh Happy Day!)
Forus, I hope my Ma doesn’t read your comment, she’d give you a clip around the ear!
I’m sorry Mom Chipsticks! I promise I will not speak ill of the male dominated cultist “institution” again tonight.
That loud stampeding noise I hear is my mother heading in this direction
Stopping by the bathroom to get a bar of soap first.
She’ll probably shove it up your …. just be careful, she’s nearly here.
lol. My mother actually put a bar of soap in my mouth once when she overheard me say f….. I was only about 12 and had NO idea what it meant. I did quite a bit of research on it after that.
In 1 line PBO summed up the racial intolerance still existg in United States of 2012 "I wish I could use my middle name" #AlSmithDinner #p2— Berny (@bernyp) October 19, 2012
I could just sob thinking how true that is. But, ya know, President Obama is the leader of the free world with that middle name and he hasn’t let it – and reaction to it and lies about it – stop him, so I’ll just stand up a little straighter with him and press on.
beautifully stated Jacquiline.
That was beautiful, job. You make me proud.
Thank you so much.
YEAH,…I FELT HIM ON THIS
Lawrence is totally on it ….
Tag Romney wants to take a swing at President for calling his dad a liar. I called him a liar too. Go ahead, Tag, take your best shot.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) October 19, 2012
That one tweet said about three things to me. First, Lawrence is self-absorbed and is trying to get attention on himself. Second, he’s a fighter. Third, he’s willing to stand up for President Obama (like the rest of us), which makes the first and second things not matter at all.
Know how we talk about FLOTUS’ Southside Chi-town background. The “fighter” in LOD comes from the Boston, Irish- Catholic background (he says that himself all the time). Kinda cliche’/stereotypical, but I see it in every dude I’ve met who was born & raised there.
I’m sure you are right! The first time I went to Boston and a group of us were trying to cross a street, in a designated crosswalk, I … er … happened to notice that a guy in a car coming down the street was actually aiming for us, because we were in his way (and I grew up in New Jersey, where nobody will let you get ahead of them, but that was even more scary!) It’s gotta be in the genes!
@Kwadal Gotta correct record here – actually Satan split himself into Grover Norquist & Ann Coulter. Romney is only a Minion (1 of 2)…— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 19, 2012
@Kwadal … and Rush Limbaugh is the Clown/Violator character ( imdb.com/title/tt012017…) (2 of 2)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 19, 2012
'Among Nobel laureates, Pres Obama has won by landslide. 68 in science have signed letter endorsing him over Romney' thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/nob…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
Mind over money. Smarts over smarmy.
sums it up
Mind over money. 68 Nobel Laureates vote for Obama in a landslide. thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/nob…— (@amk4obama) October 19, 2012
Bunch of sexy-ass mo’ fo’s!
Yes they are Dudette!!
In line with this tidbit Chip…
Looking at Chips’ tweets and pictures – those with Miss Ann show how she cannot stop with the facial expressions of disdain and hate – come November she can go back to riding the car elevator
I really got the feeling watching her interview today that she really hates this campaigning and can hardly wait for them to return to their rich priviledged lives. Campaigning is hard but you don’t hear from PBO and the first lady such negative thoughts about their job that they have to do for Americans. They really don’t deserve to be in that whitehouse.
LOD is going full throttle tonight.
I take it that the coward isn’t on his show but he will be ripping him apart?
'Latino Catholics overwhelmingly favor Obama – 73% say they will vote for President Obama, 19% for Romney' latimes.com/news/politics/…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
Here’s the video at C-Span, just skip Willard
PBO starts at 17:40
You are so welcome – ty for all the wonderful things you do (especially keeping me sane the last couple of weeks) – I couldn’t stomach Willard the first time – let alone on replay
Scandal is coming up NOW.
I know this is a dumb question but is everyone referring to when they say tweety?
Chris Matthews – political pundit/host on MSNBC.
Thank you both, I’ve seen tod’s use this phrase several times and was wondering who you all were referring too. lol
If you squint your eyes, you’ll see the resemblence to Tweety Bird. I think it’s the hair, but it could by the light bulb head.
hahahahaha! I was going to ask how his name came about, lol. And you know what I am going to be doing next time I look at him online….squinting
Just noticed (from a clip on LOD’s show) that when Queen Ann said “I’d just love it, if you’d get my husband on the couch, Joy” during this morning’s The View, she was subconsciously saying somebody should get some psychiatric help for her pathetic loser soulless awful ugly husband.
Both she and her kid Josh doubled down on her statements on ABC a few weeks ago in which she blatantly questioned #UnhingedMitt’s ‘mental well-being.’
So, even Romney's kids confirm #BullyMitt needs mommy Ann to stabilize him. Just WOW. #TheView— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 18, 2012
Yep. Pretty unreal, all around. I know how much you’ve tried to remind people on Twitter about those family remarks, and what they mean, and I thank you for that, Bob.
Also just noticed that Mitt was wearing his flag pin on his tux tonight. I checked and so was the President. Mitt’s was garish looking, like a boardwalk souvenir; PBO’s was in good taste. I’m not sure why either was wearing the flag pin, but I guarantee you Mitt sent his scout out to see if PBO were wearing one, and then had another flunky pin his on, just like I’m sure he’s now wearing the pink Breast Cancer Month bracelet the President had on, earlier today, and will probably wear it to bed tonight, in case PBO does, too.
Take me now, Lord.
Word has it that he got it from a cheap Chinese supplier. No proof but that was the word when he first started wearing it. Knowing how much he loves China goods, I’m not doubting
LOL… Mitt has it real bad – the obama derangement syndrome . He probably has posters around his rooms where his head is superimposed on PBOs body in front of those large rallies
Oh, my, you are probably right. Gross!
Ann Romney's claim that Mormon missionary service is the same as defending our Nation is an egregious insult to those on active duty & Vets.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 19, 2012
.@annromney – my privileged 'babies' preaching mormonism = soldiers losing their lives and limbs at the war front.. Disgusting family..— (@amk4obama) October 19, 2012
@amk4obama .@annromney Romneys believe knocking on doors prosthelytizing religion is somehow equal to risking life & limb in combat zone.— meta (@metaquest) October 19, 2012
Great tweet Bob!
Same goes for you amk, great tweet..It is disgusting!
And they don’t even claim to be conscientious objectors. I think he got a deferment because of that missionary service, right? Their credo then was the same as now: It’s okay for all of “you people” to defend our country, but we’re not going under any circumstances.
BTW, Lawrence is bringing up their lack of military service on his show in a couple of minutes …
You might want to read this ….
At some point, if anyone still cares, the truth about Mitt’s illegal escape to Paris and avoidance of military duty, as well as, refusal to take the legal steps to be a conscientious objector, will be documented. His escape to Paris was no less illegal than any US citizen, exiting the Country or hiding, to avoid the draft and service.
Bob – I appreciate the link. Gotta learn more about it, just to satisfy myself on what a (fill in the blank) he is.
Bob – the only people who don’t care are those who plotted to defeat President Obama from the day he was elected.
“The question at hand is the character of Mitt Romney. Military service isn’t the answer to all things. John McCain, for those familiar with his record as a POW and his presidential pardon, are more than aware. Those who aren’t are unlikely to, at this late date; bother to learn what they failed to when it mattered most.
Ann Romney, wife of Mitt, seems to understand the problem best when she expresses how the campaign has threatened Mitt Romney’s mental health. Mitt Romney is clearly talented but morally bereft of values, willing to say anything that he believes will help him get his way and, for those who watch carefully, slowly becoming mentally unhinged.”
Which highlights your concern in stressing Mitt’s mental health – very informative article
I hope Romney lost many votes from active military and vets just with this remark from Queen Ann. How out of touch can someone be ?? Jezzz…
"Ha, ha! Pleeeeeeeeeease! Don't hurt me again!" #Debate #Obama2012 http://t.co/kKwUtA3v— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
That also made of think of that old trick thingie kids would hold in their hand which gave a little buzz to the other kid when he shook hands. I could see President Obama bringing several tricks with him, just to scare Romney (the hand buzz thingie, brains, charm, you know the rest).
*made me think*
I wonder if Mitt is thinking, ‘please let this be over’,'I hope you crush me in the election’ because ‘my wife hates this gig’, ‘I’m only running
bcuz someone had to, they (GOP) picked my name from the hat ‘ .
Or maybe he is thinking, ‘wow, I got to shake PBO’s hand again’.LOL
Bob Herbert can sit there on Rachel’s show and talk about how the Dems should have pushed harder on the ground against voter suppression. They have been pushing hard. My question to him is what did he do besides appearing on Rachel’s show talking about it? He could have been right there with Rev. Al and others.
He is a Cornel West clone.
Oi. Firefox is still rubbish. What’s your solution mister. And don’t give me any of that mule business.
First, do a bot/virus check. Microsoft essentials (free if your OS is not a bootlegged version). Clean the residual crap with CCleaner. If still slow, uninstall the firefox and do a clean install by downloading the software (no update from the existing browser). Before uninstall of FF, back up your bookmarks.
If still slow after all these, then DON’T FRIGGIN’ OPEN GAZILLION TABS AT THE SAME TIME. IT”S JUST A BROWSER NOT YOUR PERSONAL MULE.
oops, forgot this one.
And if all else fails get yourself a mac
Oh one more thing. If you have got any of the paid/free anti-virus software like kaspersky, norton, avg etc., just junk them. They are all crap. I have been using only microsoft security essentials and CCleaner for over 3 years and zero virus problems and zero internet speed issues. Most of the speed issues were related to the crappy isp.
Well said – me too – Norton ground my computer to a halt about 3 years ago – never been back there.
Exactly! Bob Herbert is definitely another arm chair revolutionary who wants others to fight for the revolution so that he may be able to enjoy the benefits.
Oh no. He works for a ‘think tank’.
Typical blame the victims left pundtwit.
He’s Eeyore with a writing/tv pundit gig!
A man carries a painting of Pres Obama, to be donated to him as a gesture of support, outside the Waldorf Astoria, NY http://t.co/BZoir6xZ— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
Scandal is sooooooooooo good tonight.
Cyrus: “You’re happy. You’re ticking. That’s like seeing a Democrat with a bible.”
Cyrus: “You’re a bomb in a teddy bear waiting to explode. You’re ticking Mr. President. Tick. Tick. Tick. How do I defuse the bomb?”
I was lucky enough to see President Obama speak today in Manchester! We had a 45-minute drive from the Boston suburbs, so my son (22 years old and a huge Obama supporter) and I set out dark and early, heading north. We joined the line around 8 AM. I couldn’t even see the beginning, but by an hour later, it stretched behind us for blocks. After going through airport-style security (we had to give up our water), we joined another line to get into the park. They handed us free water as we entered, which was welcome, as the early morning chill was turning into blazing warm sunshine. I couldn’t believe how close we were able to stand! Maybe thirteen rows of people back, right in front of the podium! The crowd was fairly quiet but happy as we stood waiting for the next two hours. Ben (a volunteer organizer), Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Gov. Lynch all spoke. Oh yes, the national anthem was sung by Sen. Shaheen’s granddaughter! Then, around noon, the big moment arrived and the quiet, reserved crowd went bonkers! As the president came onstage smiling and waving, I heard myself screaming like a teenager at a rock concert—and I wasn’t the only one. The energy was amazing.
You’ve probably watched the speech posted here, so I won’t repeat it, but it was wonderful to hear it delivered live. The president mentioned how great the weather was, and then went into themes familiar to me from other stump speeches and the DNC speech. His energetic delivery had everyone there totally absorbed and hanging on his every word, clapping and cheering constantly. As has been said many times before, Barack Obama is a great speaker: so natural, warm, and engaging. Some highlights: he seems to get a kick out of the “Don’t boo—vote” call and response with the audience, and had big smiles when we started playing along. Some choice zingers referred to the recent debate, especially a mention of “binders.” As he spoke, lot of people called out “Yeah!” “Say it!” and whatnot, but one guy near me yelled “Thank you!” every time the president listed an accomplishment. It was sweet. People really appreciate all this president has done for them.
Then it was over, or was it? We couldn’t really see, but I thought the president was shaking hands down at the front of the crowd, so we moved in closer. Yep, he was methodically working his way from one side of the crowd to the other. I caught glimpses of his hands stretching out to include as many people as possible. Sometimes I saw the top of his head, and once got a good look of his smiling face. He seemed a little shiny after being out in the warm sun! There was no chance of getting close enough to shake hands, but I couldn’t drag myself away for some reason—and I wasn’t the only one doing this. Finally, he reached the side of the stage near where he came in and everyone waved and yelled “Bye!” as he left. My son and I slowly headed for the parking lot, feeling so uplifted. Yet, it wasn’t quite over. People were lined up on the road near the lot to see the motorcade pass on the way to the airport. It did a few minutes later, and I saw the president go right by! We stood waving, and kept waving as the various cars in the entourage continued past, even waving at the press van and ambulance. Just feeling so happy and almost giddy.
Sorry this is so long, but I also wanted to mention how diverse the crowd was. All races, all ages, men and women—it was fantastic. Many more old folks than I imagined; I guess it’s easy to buy into the older demographic = Romney voter cliché, but it didn’t seem true today. And there were lots of enthusiastic college-age kids. I just felt really good being part of this happy crowd.
Thank you for letting me share my experience with you! And thanks to Chips for this great site!
This is wonderful Beth. Congratulations to you and your son. I’m happy that you got to experience our President at a live rally, and thanks for sharing with us! #FIREDUP Obama/Biden 2012
What a wonderful story. You told it so well, that I could imagine myself standing next to you. I was going to post a good night comment, when I saw this beautiful recap of what had to be a glorious day for you and your son. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for that wonderful field report Beth. I am very pleased the yung’uns are very engaged this election season. We need their votes positively.
Awesome report Beth, thanks for sharing your first hand account of seeing your President. I would have been extremely excited as well.
even waving at the press van and ambulance
I was scheming about how I could skip work to be there, but in the end duty won out! I’m so glad to be able to live it vicariously through you. Thanks for the spirited recap. Much appreciated
Way to go Beth and son! Thrilling report. #FIREDUP
What a great experience for you and your son to share together! LOVE these stories. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks so much for sharing that, especially in so much detail. I am glad you and your son had such a wonderful time and it is lovely to see so much love for our President in New Hampshire!
Thank you! Thank you, Beth F. The length is perfect…and it would have been perfect had you gone on for two pages. To share in the happiness of such an occasion with you is just great! You did a great job making me feel like I was there with you and your son. I hope he had the same sense of togetherness you had with the people around you. Thanks again. VC
Loved your sharing of your great day! Thanks for taking us along!
I love these recaps, Beth – so, thank you for taking the time to document your encounter with President Obama. Some of us may never get a chance to see him live, so this makes all the hours, donations, worry worthwhile. So glad you had a wonderfully full adventure.
I just read a first hand account on Old Orange of an NC voter who went to vote today, but didn’t get to vote because the LINE WAS TOO LONG!!! They stood for 90 minutes only to be told that the wait was going to be another 3 hrs!
I won’t link the diary here but for those of you who visit Old Orange the diary is entitled “Problems voting in NC:Good News and Bad News.” And FYI – the bad news is that the person didn’t get to vote today as planned because the line was much longer than they anticipated.
I live in a country where if you have to wait more than 30 minutes you call your representative – and the next election there are many more poll workers or an additional polling place is opened.
I am in awe of “you people” who go through so much to cast your vote – this is what stops those who would deny that right – to their own advantage.
99ts, This also what bothers me about this country. This is a country the claims to be the leader of the free world. It promotes democracy throughout the world. Yet laws and practices make it so difficult for American citizens to vote. There is absolutely no excuse for making people stand in line for hours in order to be able to exercise the right to vote.
Bruce is bringing his own brand of #HiltonMagic to the #CampusTakeover crowd at ISU. http://t.co/RiXrZqFQ— Obama for America IA (@OFA_IA) October 18, 2012
.@springsteen the thanks all goes to The Boss! Amazing set, inspiring words, and fired up Iowans ready to vote early for @BarackObama!— Obama for America IA (@OFA_IA) October 19, 2012
Even the trees were the right height #Obama2012 (Manchester, NH, Oct 18) http://t.co/0zooZKnf— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
wow. great crowd.
Ann Romney at 4:30 "…the children have a hard time with it" about 4 grown sons youngest 30 yrs old? #StrangeFamily
youtube.com/watch?v=XFy5CA…— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) October 19, 2012
When the Cardinal was speaking tonight of PBO and Romney preferring to be at home with wives and children – I wondered how many of these “children” live at home with Mitt and Ann??
I understand that mothers will always see their kids as children – but she really needs to stop with the “boys” and “children” nonsense. It’s offensive.
#Romney can't even get #AlSmith dinner jokes out of "bully" mode, who wrote his stuff? Dennis Miller?— AlwaysThink (@AlwaysThinkHow) October 19, 2012
If you're a woman, gay, a senior, have a pre-existing condition … strike that: if you're an American, vote Obama to safeguard your future.— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) October 19, 2012
Scott Brown's ACTUAL record on women's issues? flic.kr/p/dcB6E2 #masen #p2 #mapoli #tcot— PeabodyforEWarren (@Peabody4EWarren) October 19, 2012
Rev. Al sure exposed him using the homeless to wear his campaign gear. Republicans are lowdown. He fooled people with his pickup truck the last time, but I don’t think people are buying what he is selling this time.
Love this tweet from Jennifer Grey
NO ONE! get out the VOTE! RT @alison_henning: No One Puts Baby in a #Binder post.ly/9aMCN #bindersfullofwomen— Jennifer Grey (@JenniferGrey) October 17, 2012
New post everyone:
Lawry going all Boston, basically said Taggrat should make his day and done on down and take a punch at Lawry. Lawry’s Boston accent was very present and he got outta his seat, walked around his desk and got in the camera’s face.
Thank you for sharing your story BethF. I wish he would come here to Michigan, but then again I want him to go where he’s needed. I have yet to see an Romney/Ryan bumpersticker,& the only ad I see from Mittens is from a superpac. I don’t see any ads from Obama either, but that’s probally because he’s got it in the bag in my market. Oh yeah, Go tigers!
Beth, thank you so much for sharing you and your son’s wonderful day. I know that you will never forget that experience. You made me feel as if I was there with you. It is amazing what energy you feel when everyone is on one accord. I know you will sleep well tonight even if your body may be tired. Sweet Sleep.
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