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12

Rise and Shine

OFA

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10:50: President Obama departs the White House

12:25: Arrives Nashua, New Hampshire

2:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign rally at Elm Street Middle School, Nashua

4:30: Vice President Biden, Jill and Beau Biden campaign in Lynchburg, Virginia (live on C-Span)

5:05: President Obama departs Nashua

6:45: Arrives White House

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On Wednesday, the President will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio and Akron, Ohio for campaign events. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the White House.

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Col. Lawrence Wilkerson:

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Paul Krugman: For a few days there the Romney campaign was boasting a lot about having Big Mo — and the press corps actually fell for it, briefly. At this point, however, the reality seems to be sinking in: if Romney has Big Mo, it looks like this:

Despite the Denver Debacle and its aftermath, state polls are showing a clear Obama lead in the electoral college, which if anything is getting a bit stronger….

Why? Jonathan Cohn singles out the auto bailout, and rightly so. I’d add, however, that the killing of Osama bin Laden mattered too …. what the auto rescue and the bin Laden strike have in common is that they were both very courageous decisions — decisions that could easily have gone wrong, that faced lots of second-guessing. You can criticize Obama for many things (and I have, and will in future), but he showed true grit when it mattered, and now seems likely to reap the reward.

Full post here

Thank you Criquet

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Truly, Steve Benen is heroic trying to keep track of all these lies

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In case you missed it:

Link

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If you can bear to see Trump’s face, make sure you look at the clip of him on Letterman (at the very start of the video)

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Thank you Meta

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Charles Blow: The saying goes: A man is known by the company he keeps. If that is true, what does the company Mitt Romney keeps say about him?

….. Sununu has apologized, somewhat, for his racial attack on Powell’s motives. But what should we make of all this?

We have a very racially divided electorate …. I worry that Sununu’s statements intentionally go beyond recognizing racial disparities and seek to exploit them.

What does that say about Romney, and what does it say about his campaign’s tactics?

Remember: A man is known by the company he keeps.

Full article here

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Maddow Blog: ‘Susan B. Anthony would be appalled’

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Mediaite: Bill Maher used his final New Rule of the night to warn voters unhappy with President Obama of the political and social consequences of the other guy winning. Maher argued that Mitt Romney winning the presidency would not just be a victory for him, but for every Republican extremist Romney has ever supported in his recent political career. Maher said Romney “may seem like a nice fella,” but he’s “a compulsive liar whose whole life is secret” and would bring too much unwanted baggage into a relationship with America.

…. Maher also warned about the “fresh can of nuts” in Congress with wildly anti-scientific beliefs that would have more free reign under a Republican administration. Maher said that a Republican in the White House would mean the return of “Bible-thumping bullshit” in government.

More here (video at the link)

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Las Vegas, Oct 26 – report and more photos at the Las Vegas Sun. C-Span will have the video of the speech some time today – see here

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Cagle

McClatchy

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Moooooooorning everyone! Will catch up with emails today, I’m waaaaaaay behind.

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259 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 7 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Congrats GoBrooklyn! GM TOD Fam! Fired UP! Ready to WIN!

  2. October 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    there you go…gobrooklyn…top of the class..congrats…Morning Everyone

  3. October 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

    This is a great video! Please share!

  4. October 27, 2012 at 10:07 am
    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Love it when “celebrities” aka our fellow citizens who have a vote, too, stand up for President Obama!

  5. October 27, 2012 at 10:10 am
  6. October 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

    You can love or hate Bill Maher but sometimes what he says makes sense in a very practical way. if you have ever married the guy of your dreams then met his crazy family later, you’ll know what he means.

    • October 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Hey TOD! Pumped up today; going to GOTV all weekend. I love spreading my Obama love over the phone lines; gets me pumped up! As a matter of a fact, after a day of phonebanking, I feel like I have to come down from the high of talking about our fantastic President! Any of you have these feelings?!

      I watched Bill Maher; one thing that annoyed me was him saying the President doesn’t have as many white people voting for him. I think that’s bull shit. I think Romney doesn’t have any what people consider to be “minorities” voting for him.

      Loved Barney Frank, as always.

      Happy phonebanking everyone!

  7. 26 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    This weekend’s GOTV effort is going to be amazing. It’s freaking freezing here in Texas but I’m super excited and the feedback I’ve been getting from Floridians, warms my heart despite the insane cold.

  8. 27 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Chips…thank you for all you do. Don’t count Florida out!! Long lines this morning. I voted at the Library by my house. I was going to a different one because I was picking up people to take to vote. I decided if the lines were long…we would have a better chance of finding a parking space by my library. I was right. We had very long lines before the polls opened but behind me were people that had gone to the downtown Library but the lines were already around the building so they came to ours. Great line. met 150 new people in a small group within a larger line. All I saw were Obama voters…White, Black, Asian, and Latino. Only one voiced a Romney vote. Everyone else I saw were Dem voters. Took two hours to get to the front…cast my 3 page (front and back) ballot. Dems straight down, no on all Amendments and retain all judges so Rick Scott can’t appoint any. We had a blast. Off to work now. Calling a sign waving later this week.

  9. 31 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Reminder.

  10. 32 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Only this time are you allowed to put Rooney’s squirrel ridden mug on the front page Chips. Use this pass wisely.

  11. 34 xtine
    October 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I’m in line for early voting in MD. Center opened @ 10. It’s 10:16 & line wraps around 2 blocks +! Woot!

  12. 38 Nena20409
    October 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Morning all TODweb Villagers.

    I am grateful for the work that Chipsticks does for the re-election of PBO. Thank you.

    I came in here today to say that David Letterman was NOT turning on Pres Obama as was written by a couple of people here yesterday. I wanted to set that straight. But Lady Chips did it already. Dr. Rachel Maddow showed a clip of how Letterman totally humiliated the bigot, Donald Trump. Trumps face was totally and severely re-arranged. I loved it as Letterman used Trump’s Ties and shirts made in CHINA…..to absolutely make Trump eat his own elephant POOP.

    Thank you Chips.

    • 45 Obama Grandmama
      October 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      I loved Trump’s takedown by Letterman too! It reminded me of PBO’s takedown at that Journalists’ banquet the Sat before the Bin Laden is dead announcement.

    • 46 Puddin'
      October 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      Ties made in China, shirts made in Bangladesh…that was too funny. I haven’t had a chance to really keep up with you all, so I wasn’t aware that folks had issues with Dave. I saw that segment with Rachel and at first I was upset with him, but the exchange between the two was really an opportunity for clarity…Rachel answered questions/concerns that Dave conveniently asked. I saw it as a slick way for Dave to help PBO out like he did the other night with Trump. Sometimes things are not what they appear to be.

  13. 47 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Have you guys seen this? The horror!

    • 48 amk for obama
      October 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

      That’s a great ad, ut. RT’ed.

    • 49 99ts
      October 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

      The man has no thoughts, no feelings for anyone other than self. He cares not one iota for America – like Sarah Palin he simply incites hatred against the poor and defenseless – with race thrown in for the truly bigoted.

      It is sad that anyone thinks he has any redeeming characteristics.

  14. October 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

    We are canvassing! Right now!

  15. October 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Their is one definite early voter for Obama!
    On to the next House…

  16. 56 dotster3
    October 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

    In case this has not been posted (can’t keep up)

  17. October 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Next House, definite early vote for Obama.

    This is fun!

  18. 61 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 10:35 am
  19. October 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Ooops, next 2 houses Robney.
    Booooo!

  20. 63 prettyfoot58
    October 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

    FORWARD>>>>>>>>>>>

    I WALK WITH A CANE..BUT I WILL BE CANVASSING THIS AFTERNOON FOR MY PRESIDENT!..YEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAA!!!!

    • 64 prettyfoot58
      October 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

      FORWARD>>>>>>>>>>>

      I WALK WITH A CANE..BUT I WILL BE CANVASSING THIS AFTERNOON FOR MY PRESIDENT!..YEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAA!!!!

      • 65 Judith Fardig
        October 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        This is such a positive video. Come on, Faux News-watching haters out there, drop the scales from your eyes and join us! Not that any of them would ever see this plea here!

    • 66 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Go prettyfoot :-P !

  21. October 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    A lot ate not Home, so we leave a early vote flyer on Door or in Mailbox.

    • 68 Mae who love our CIC
      October 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      FYI Jovie, only the USPS can deliver a mailpiece to a recipient’s mail box or place a piece of mail in the recipient’s mail box.

  22. 69 criquet
    October 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Good morning all. Happy voting days to all after all it’s a celebration!

    Good piece by Paul Krugman via Steve Benen:

    • 70 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Excellent read. Fortune does indeed favor the brave, that’s why I hate it when they call this President “lucky.” He has made the hard call, the smart call, the audacious call, the brave call — time and time again, going way back in his life — and to dismiss it all as luck is stupid and ridiculous.

      Krugman gets it.

  23. 75 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Florida is pumped up guys!

  24. 76 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Michelle looks so gorgeous in these pics — the perfect First Lady. I adore that dress.

  25. 79 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 10:43 am
  26. October 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Another definite Obama, whole Family.

  27. 87 auntsis522
    October 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    My polling place was awesome. I got there about 7:40 and had to wait for 20 minutes of so. I was out by 8:15. I wasn’t expecting a line because of the whole ‘beach’ mentality. I was pleasantly surprised and happy. The group represented every aspect of America – black, white, Hispanic, college, seniors. The cars in lot ranged from Hondas, Saturns, BMWs and everything in between. The gentleman in front of me seemed to be of Asian background and was reading the bible and praying to himself. Hispanic guy with an “government didn’t build it” T shirt. I saw Heat t-shirts, Yankees t-shirt and a guy across the street was wearing a “47%” homemade t-shirt. Males, females. All aspects of America coming to exercise their right to vote. I was so very pleased.

  28. 89 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

    You have got to see these pictures. Florida is super excited.

  29. 94 prettyfoot58
    October 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

    ~WHAT DOES TEXAS HAVE TO HIDE~

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) sent a clear message to any United Nations elections observers who might show up in the state to monitor polling places around the country: if you show up in Texas you’ll get arrested.

    In a letter to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, a body created by U.N. charter and tasked with helping ensure the integrity of elections worldwide, Abbott made it clear that as far as Texas was concerned diplomatic poll-watchers were not welcome. “It may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance,” the letter states. “Failure to comply with these requirements could subject the OSCE’s representatives to criminal prosecution for violating state law

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/texas-threatens-to-arrest-un-observers-for-ensuring-voter-fairness.html#ixzz2AVm6iPLg

    http://www.care2.com/causes/texas-threatens-to-arrest-un-observers-for-ensuring-voter-fairness.html

  30. October 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

    This Guy says you can forget me, and now he is watching me.
    Yikes!

  31. October 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

    This one strong Obama already voted.
    The next House after this one was another strong Obama, whole Family, early vote.

  32. October 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Lol!
    These 2 say they are voting for Roseann Barr.
    WTF?

  33. October 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Morning everyone! Nephew and I are headed out to canvas for a bit. Lots to catch up on TOD I see — can’t wait!
    Have a beautiful Saturday!

  34. 102 dudette9t9
    October 27, 2012 at 11:12 am
  35. 104 utaustinliberal
    October 27, 2012 at 11:13 am
  36. 105 yardarm756
    October 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Heave to mates. Yardarm is on deck and sipping his morning cup in the cool morning air.
    I woke to some vision that I saw last night on ABC’s Nightline. It’s probably OT but we should all know that the KKK is alive and well and promises a war if Obama wins. In my mind we’re gonna have one hell of a fight!

    • 106 amk for obama
      October 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Forget it. buncha chickenshits.

      • 107 yardarm756
        October 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Sorry to disagree. They have lots of guns and have provoked violence for over 100 years. I have witnessed their hate and devastation first hand. Make no mistake, I am prepared to kill for me and mine and willing to die doing it!

    • 108 prettyfoot58
      October 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Yardarm…..

      Truth be told we have been engaged in this struggle for a long time….for our side…our mistake, IMO, is that when we have won a battle, be it voting rights, uniion rights, woment’s rights, etc….we have thought that we had won the war!!….not so…the other side licks it wounds but they do not give up…

      and neither should we….

      ~The Struggle Continues~~~…ever on and on….just as PBO has been organizing since before 2008 so too will we have to forever keep our boots on the ground and continue to fight for the America that benefits us all not just a few…

      Pressssssssssssssss ON!!!….

      • 109 yardarm756
        October 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

        I hear ya pretty. But I’m sick of it. I’ve been here too long and suffered fools for most of my adult life. I’m at the point where I wish it would jump off so I could kill a couple of ‘em before they punch my clock!

        • 110 prettyfoot58
          October 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

          Yardarm sir…

          We have not descended into an armed struggle yet…

          this is a struggle for the mind and heart and soul of the American People…this is a struggle for HOPE over fear and despair…of TRUTH over lies and deception….as the President has said so many time….he has Faith in the American People….

          the fact that the other side has to use lies…hatred…fear…deception to win over Americans….the fact that they play to WORST in us instead of the BEST in us tell us tale in itself….

          So yardarm…NO martyrs…i need an experienced Sailor Man to help us navigate thru the treachorous waters to come…..

          Presssssssssssssssssss ON!!!….

          • 111 yardarm756
            October 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

            Aye prettyfoot. There is wisdom in your words and I appreciate them. I don’yt have anymore cheeks to turn however and will maintain my readiness. I’m not gonna sing anymore freedom songs. I’m already FREE!

            • 112 EDP4BHO
              October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

              Works for me !!

            • 113 jacquelineoboomer
              October 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

              Wow. Powerful statement, Yardarm. You are fired up. Nobody blames you for wanting to take a hard stand. You are, are you proclaim, FREE to stand your ground. As are the rest of us, so please keep in mind something you already know: that the insidious hatred and bigotry against “the other tribe” will always be there, but in a civil society, the majority of us won’t stand for it. Those of us still kickin’ who remember the ’40s and ’50s and ’60s and ’70s won’t stand for it. (How foolish we all were, to think we had licked much of it, including the discrimination against women.) And younger generations are less afraid of non-conformity (as we were, back then).

              The KKK are just the Neanderthals, barbarians, conquerors, slave traders, Nazis, etc., of old, in disguise. Enslavement of all kinds of different types, physical and mental, will always be around, but when was the last time we saw a real Neanderthal and not just a Neanderthal-in-Name-Only aka the Republican RWNJ tribe? Eff them. Yes, even when we think they’ve all died out, they re-emerge (sometimes morphing into something worse), and good people can’t understand it, but their numbers are still comparatively small. Our biggest aim continues to be to expose them, as you are helping to do. Hate to be fatalistic, but none of this will matter if the Mayans were right, so hold that thought. #PressOn

            • 114 jacquelineoboomer
              October 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

              *as you proclaim*

              By the way, nobody should EVER turn the other cheek again who’s been through that – agree – although we see President Obama doing it every day. He will, however, have his own army of normal, caring, intelligent people (as Sir Paul McCartney said, “billions of us” across the world) who will continue to have his back.

              • 115 yardarm756
                October 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

                Thanks for your insightful thoughts jo.

                • 116 jacquelineoboomer
                  October 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

                  Kept trying to respond earlier, YA, but this dang computer slowed me both up and down! Hang in there.

                  I don’t think “canadabarb4obama” would mind my sharing, since she mentioned on TOD that she’d be on a cruise, that they are just getting underway and she met a couple from TX wearing cowboy hats, talking about bows and arrows, and Barb said to her husband, “We’re staying away from them. They’re Republicans.” So, our Canadian Obama supporters are now fighting the good fight — at sea! Air, Land, Sea, and Undersea ~ Obama! Ha!

            • 119 prettyfoot58
              October 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm

              yardarm…

              a lil bit from Smartypants….

              Settling the question of race must fall on the shoulders of those who have most benefited by racial divisions. It’s called white privilege and if you are white you have enjoyed this privilege whether or not your parents are recent immigrants, held slaves, didn’t hold slaves, ancestors fought for the Union or the Rebels…White privilege belongs only to your race and only your race can call back the privilege by extending it through law, institution and practice to everyone. So far there has been no real effort in that direction. We got law. We understood you cannot legislate feelings. Only behavior.

              http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/10/racism-whose-problem-is-it.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FlpjFg+%28Smartypants%29

  37. October 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Ok my phone battery is dying, talk to you guys later.

  38. 125 dudette9t9
    October 27, 2012 at 11:17 am
  39. 126 desertflower
    October 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

    You just can’t make this stuff up….. http://www.nationalmemo.com/another-reason-mitt-should-run-from-meatloaf-voter-fraud/

    The appearance culminated with a nearly retching Mr. Loaf performing “America, The Beautiful” and forcing Mitt Romney to escape to the other side of the stage.
    Apparently, Romney is so desperate for some celebrity support that he may be campaigning with a guy who isn’t even legally registered to vote.

    Loaf’s real name is Michael Lee Aday. According to The Smoking Gun, Aday may be trying to register to vote in a residence he no longer owns or resides in:

    Texas resident Aday is not registered to vote in the red state. On October 23, two days before appearing onstage with Romney, the singer sought a mail-in ballot from California for the November 6 election. Aday remains registered to vote from an L.A. county home he sold in May 2011.

    Of course, when it comes to Republican voter registration fraud, this is just small (meatloaf and) potatoes. But it’s a great reminder to publicists of fading stars that Mitt Romney is willing to take anyone right now.

    • 127 mtmarilyn
      October 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Good morning DF!!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday!!!! Did you get a wonderful dinner last night? Another day older and better looking!!! Have a beautiful day today. We have snow on the ground!

  40. 128 0388jojothecat
    October 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I prefer a President who DOES NOT CONSTANTLY LIE. Vote Obama/Biden.

  41. October 27, 2012 at 11:23 am
    • 130 desertflower
      October 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Maybe he wants to create some new states!! THAT’S what “expand the map means!!

    • 132 Nena20409
      October 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Just Like Joe cheating lying Scarborough said on Friday ( I Will be surprised if Obama won)…..he will be pooping his elephant knickers come Nov 6, 2012…..at about 8:45PM ET when NBC calls the election for president Obama.

      I hope we will collectively work to have JScar out of that MJ….show.

      • October 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

        Joe said he would be surprised? Really? Talk about drinking your own Kool-Aid.

        • 134 Nena20409
          October 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

          Yep….he said that…I guess on the show Yesterday….HP and Mediaite both have it on their sites.

          Right after 8:45pm on Nov 6, 2012….the very next day, I will watch MJ to watch him cry and shame himself.

        • 135 prettyfoot58
          October 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

          I understand that the President will be on Morning Joe….

          that should be an interesting by play…does anyone know who the other guests will be…

          • 136 Nena20409
            October 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

            I thought that the tape being played on Monday would be a taped one. From my understanding, the MJ crew are following the pres to NH today and the interview would be taped there. I could be wrong…..

  42. 137 JER
    October 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ahead of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama is bringing some ‘‘Fire and Rain’’ to New Hampshire, where he’ll be joined by singer James Taylor in Nashua. http://www.boston.com/news/local/new-hampshire/2012/10/27/james-taylor-joins-obama-rally/RzTjYgIfHi2WLXalHQvuyJ/story.html

  43. 138 desertflower
    October 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

    http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/romney_ohio/index_2012.html?utm_expid=16130742-25

    Voting machines tied to the Romneys could decide the election in Ohio

    Could a voting machine company with deep financial ties to the Romney family help Republicans steal the presidential election in Ohio?

    It could happen. If this year’s presidential election comes down to the electoral votes in Ohio, the deciding votes could be cast on electronic voting machines manufactured by Hart Intercivic.

    Tell the Department of Justice: Don’t let Republicans steal the election in Ohio with Romney-owned voting machines.

    A 2007 study conducted by Ohio’s Secretary of State showed that Hart Intercivic’s touch screen voting machines could be easily corrupted. The New York Times reported:

    At polling stations, teams working on the study were able to pick locks to access memory cards and use hand-held devices to plug false vote counts into machines. At boards of election, they were able to introduce malignant software into servers.1

    Sign the petition here

  44. 139 xtine
    October 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Am in the bulding! Still in line, another block to vote! Line outside is longer than when I started 1.5 hrs ago! :) I hear it wraps about 4 blocks! Many Dems!

  45. 142 betseyc
    October 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Good morning TOD! Checking in after several days of being in the Vote Corps in Reno, NV. I’m incredibly impressed with the very young people on the campaign staff. They have to be young to keep these hours, day after day, month after month. And they’re all in such good spirits. We had our orientation, then learned data entry. Thursday I took pictures for a voting early event — bringing several elderly women to vote in a donated RV emblazoned with Obama campaign info and a huge ‘Nosotros decidimos” on the side. Yesterday my husband joined me in canvassing in a WILD area — the largest and, I think, the oldest mobile home community in the country. It was started by people getting away from government, and there were still a few of those. We had a couple of near door slams, and one ferocious “Get off my lawn” type. He was the first person we ran into, so that was a bit daunting. Lots of our list had moved. It’s a very transient community. Some places were too well guarded by dogs to approach. But I had some great talks, mostly with women, who really get it (though did run into one woman who voted for Romney.) Two mothers told me they made sure their kids were registered, too. Lots of people here need help, and they get the message. All Latinos I spoke to were enthusiastic about voting early, and some already had. Ran into an SEIU group canvassing. In all we knocked on nearly 80 doors, and overall it was a wonderful experience. One 92 year old man was so entranced with my husband he gave him a scorpion he’d made out of scrap metal and a horse shoe, so now we have our souvenir of Vote Corps.

    • 143 desertflower
      October 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Thank you, betsy!!

      • 144 betseyc
        October 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

        A belated very happy birthday, DF. When I was catching up last night I saw the celebration. I don’t comment much, but I’m here every day, and so appreciate all your wonderful links and your great spirit. Those second graders must love you.

        • 145 desertflower
          October 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

          Thank you, Betsy:) You know what? I love them back! They’re such great kids:) There is much hope for our future….

      • October 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

        Very happy belated birthday, desertflower, thanks for your contributions here and may this year be your absolute best.

    • 147 idon
      October 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Great story from Reno, NV which is my hometown too. I’ve already voted the Dem ticket. Thank you for all you are doing :)

      • 148 Obama Grandmama
        October 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        Just called my second son in Reno, NV to see if he and his wife had voted yet. They are both voting on Nov 6th and feel very strongly about not voting early. Couldn’t make progress in convincing them to vote early, but know they will let nothing stand in their way of voting for Obama. Seems to me they are too young to be so fixated on voting on the exact date. Weird!

    • 149 Judith Fardig
      October 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Fabulous! Our ground game is superior, and we will GOTV!

  46. 150 criquet
    October 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Interesting . Is this real or a head fake? Whatever I am sure OFA will be campaigning just as hard as ever in Ohio,WI,NH,IA etc.

    But as Jodi Kantor would say ,hmmmm……..

  47. 152 desertflower
    October 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    New EXPANDED version of GOP Rape Chart

  48. October 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I am in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for my brother’s wedding and let me say folks are fired up! We just went by the polling station and there are at least 200 strong! I started jumping and screaming “fired up!” It feels so good! I can’t wait to cast my vote in CT!

  49. October 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

    ADORING all these voting and canvassing updates from you people – :-) Blissful!

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  54. 159 collegekay
    October 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Hey everyone! My mom is picking me up from college so I can go vote early in MD! Soooooo freaking pumped! My first presidential election ^_^ And to channel Lena Dunham, my first time is with Barack Obama. :D

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  57. 173 dotster3
    October 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Hearing on msnbc that travel plans have changed due to storm—-Obama has moved up travel plans and will go tomorrow night to Fl. for upcoming rally there with Clinton. Biden has cancelled Va. appearance.

  58. 177 Claire
    October 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Long line to vote this morning. But, glad I voted early.

  59. 179 xtine
    October 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    2 hours 2 vote & keeping MD blue! Lovely gent behind me said he would have stood in line 3 hrs or whatever it took! :)

    • 180 Claire
      October 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      People were great in line where I went too. I went to Germantown because I thought the lines would be shorter than in Rockville ( I live in Bethesda). O’Malley, Cardin, Delaney, Van Hollen were all there this morning. I think the impending weather has people voting early.

      • 181 hopefruit2
        October 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        I arrived at my Rockville voting place at 10:00AM sharp. Of course there were already at least 120 ahead of me because the line continued outside the building. I was in line for 1.5 hrs and by the time I got out, the line had extended the full length of the block!!

  60. October 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Amazing and tragic how accurate, 160 years later, that graphic is ….

    #FORWARD

    • 185 desertflower
      October 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      I saw that late last night…there was a hole in my stomach that a Mack truck could have driven through. Our country can not reach its full potential as a nation if we do not get rid of the scourge of racism. We will NEVER be exceptional until all people are equal and free under the law. We have work to do.

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  64. 196 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    • 197 Nena20409
      October 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Ben Labolt…..the pres is talking about TRUST. A liar like Willard Mitterrand Romney earns ZERO TRUST.

      Romney didn’t make a gaffe. He Lied. Can we please call the lying bishop what he really is? A liar.

  65. October 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm
  66. 200 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I’m home bound waiting for family to arrive. Last night my son called and suggested that we all go early vote together. Then my cousin called and asked if I was early voting today because she wanted to get her mom (who is slightly disabled) to go with us. Once her sister and son heard about it they decided to bring their families and go as well. After two hours of phone calls we now have 22 family members who will be meeting here at my home to all caravan over to the early voting poll to cast our vote for Barack H. Obama and Joseph R. Biden.

    It’s turned into a big Re-Election Day celebration here at the donnadem house. :)

  67. 206 dotster3
    October 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Unspeakable horrors and torture at Florida Christian homes for children—–religious exemption from state oversight. Mind boggling.
    Tampa Bay Times investigation:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1258390.ece

  68. 207 amk for obama
    October 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    • 208 Nena20409
      October 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Well, it all means that Gallup and Rasmussen are hard elephants that would lead their righties to a quick sand in the jungle…..possibly where on Nov 7, 2012….they would start imploding for they were told what they wanted to believe.

      • 209 amk for obama
        October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        when I was young, gallup was synonymous with accurate polling. Now with their cero scum openly siding with the rethugs, their repute is all pos.

  69. 211 Jaznote
    October 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Chipsticks!! Still loving your blog and thanks again for all of your hard work! Coming here just keeps me motivated and prayerful!!!
    I thought you and the rest of the gang here would like to see the message my 5 year old son made for President Obama. He will celebrating his birthday on Halloween!! I’m not sure how to upload it here but hopefully this will work.

  70. 217 makesense4tulips
    October 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm
  71. 222 hopefruit2
    October 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    But, but but Chuck Todd told me…

  72. 225 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Y’all my twitter timeline if full of links and pictures of long lines for early voting all over the country. Florida is off the chain but Georgia (not a battleground) and Maryland (blue as can be) is reporting extremely long lines with great turnout today as well. For me this is a sign that our Presidents supporters are extremely excited to vote for President Obama no matter where they live.

    • October 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      “For me this is a sign that our Presidents supporters are extremely excited to vote for President Obama no matter where they live.”

      True!!!

    • 227 hopefruit2
      October 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Yes, I voted in Montgomery county which went 72% for PBO in 2008. And people were THERE today. Hurricane or no hurricane, folks were making sure they cast their votes!! I was amazed at and moved by the DIVERSITY among the people – Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, young, old, disabled, immigrants, people in wheel chairs, families with young children, families with elderly, young adults, male, female.

    • 228 amk for obama
      October 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      “Florida is off the chain”

      What does it mean ? I really don’t get it.

  73. 236 CEB
    October 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hello TOD family,

    A cloudy, fall day in NE Fla. and the first day of early voting; yea!!

    1. Sample ballot filled out (we have 12 ammendment s to get through); check

    2. Family members contacted and influenced; check

    3. Sister and brother-in-law already in the line, informed and ready to vote; check

    4. I am almost out of the door to vote; check.

    5. Obama yard signs still standing, unmolested; check.

    6. A Florida win for PBO is one the way!

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  78. October 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    This is powerful from MHP who is a sexual assault survivor:

  79. 249 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    There is something stirring in America today….that will never be captured in a poll. This my friends are the only true polls that count.

    And now the donnadem family is off to the polls. I guess it will take a couple of hours and then I’m gonna stop by the OFA office for a few. I’ll report back later this evening.

    Have a great Productive O’Day Everyone!

  80. October 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm
  81. 252 Melanie
    October 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm
  82. October 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Today, my house is a temporary staging area (for dry run only) so there are people phone banking in the (finished) basement and picking up walking packets in the dining room. Mr. G is directing another staging area in the city, which we will both work for the four-day marathon next weekend. Meantime I’m trying to work on more calls. Busy, busy day. It’s odd having people you don’t know flow in and out of your house. But I love the fact that everyone is fired up. My house is in the red area of the county. Next weekend we work in the Dem area of the city. Really wild.

  83. October 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Hello family peeps. A short update on wifey.

    They drew her blood at around 8 a.m. to see if the antibiotics are working. Still waiting to hear back on that. Other than that, she’s spent the morning sleeping. I’m having breakfast and taking a shower and then off to the hospital.

    It’s great to read all the goodies here. They keep my spirits up. Especially Jovie’s reports from canvassing; FL is going to go blue!

    And Jesus, Wayne Rooney is an Obot?! Does this mean I have to stop making fun of the hedgehog on his head? :-(

  84. 257 yardarm756
    October 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Nothing but a MAN!

  85. 259 jody delwiche
    October 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Two Young Men…Two different Scenarios

    “A little more than twenty years ago my sister was short on money flying to her new life in Norway from Miami Airport. She did not have the extra money they were charging her and didn’t know what to do.She was very distressed until a young man tapped her on the shoulder and gave her the money she needed. She took his name and address and sent him the money she owed him.

    Now he is president of the United States. His record is whatt he is running on as proof of what he will do.

    A little more than 40 years ago, a young man got a group of his friends together and tackled a kid, held him down, cut off his hair because he was different. His friends have recently stated they felt awful about it for years. This man does not remember if it was because the kid was perceived as being gay or not, He laughed it off when the story came out.

    Now he wants to be president of the United States and says his business record is proof of the job he will do.

    This job is all about character.

    Re-elect President Barack Obama.” Martha Menth Santa Rosa, CA. Printed in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat , Santa Rosa, CA. Thursday June 7, 2012

    Thanks for reading. The story as told by Ms. Menth (and verified by the paper and correspondence ffrom Senator Barcak Obama) speaks volumes about the two men opposing each other for the offfice of President of the United States of America, Only one deserves the tile and the job. Barcak Obama


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