312 Responses to “Red Cross”


  1. October 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Congrats Tally on being first

  2. 9 vcprezofan2
    October 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    :lol: :lol:

    • 10 auntsis522
      October 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      ***REPOSTING FROM LAST THREAD***
      Good Evening, All: AuntSis reporting in from Miami Beach Precinct. 4th day of Early voting in Florida. Drove past my polling location and the parking lot was full, of course! The line, the waiting line covered 3 sides of the building. That is wayyyyy more than a 20 minute wait. Sometimes, sometimes, I love Americans. Regardless of who they are voting for, I am pleased to see such a longer line on the 4th day of early voting. I am hoping and praying that as we get closer to Saturday (11/3 – last day of early voting), the lines will grow longer and longer. I am a dreamer and a believer and would love it if PBO carried Miami-Dade County and the state.

  3. October 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Congrats Tally – great tweets today, as always!!!!

    #TrustBarack

  4. 18 yardarm756
    October 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Top 10 again?

  5. 24 Sharon
    October 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I like the C-Span video of these remarks better. Shows him coming in and going out and close up view while he is speaking–and it doesn’t jerk around.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Update-on-Response-to-Hurricane-Sandy/10737435414/

  6. 25 collegekay
    October 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Hey guys, if you’re in Philadelphia or are willing to travel I know the Deputy field organizer in Philly and he needs some help there. I can put you in touch with him. He is willing to host folks in his house.

  7. October 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Arsenal beat Reading 7-5 after being down 0-4

  8. October 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    But but but they all had to get tetanus shots because of all the glass in their feet and…

  9. October 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I fucking hate bloomberg-

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he turned down President Obama’s request to visit the storm-damaged city, but didn’t intend to “dis” the president in doing do.

    “What I pointed out to him is that we’d love to have him, but we’ve got lots of things to do,” Bloomberg said at an early evening press conference, noting he spoke to the president and White House chief of staff Jack Lew earlier in the day.

    “I’m not trying dis him, but I know he had planned a trip to New Jersey and I said that’s fine, it represents the whole region, people understand the storm,” Bloomberg added. “He’s got a lot of things to do and I was flattered that he offered to come, but I think the thing for him to do is to go to New Jersey and represent the country.”

    The mayor also noted that on Obama’s conference call with governors and mayors from along the East Coast, the local leaders repeatedly thanked Obama for his service.

    “You know, there was a lot of criticism of FEMA back in the Katrina days and today you hear nothing but good things about FEMA and they certainly have been very helpful to us,” Bloomberg said.

    The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    -
    What a prick!

    • 32 vcprezofan2
      October 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      The ‘silver lining’ on this cloud…

    • 33 Jessica
      October 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      When will he be voted out?

      • 34 ewok2
        October 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm

        If the President had not come to New York, we would hear him complaining that they are being ignored by the President during this difficult time and a visit would help. The President cannot win for losing with these hypocrites.

        • 35 0388jojothecat
          October 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm

          The President can go visit with the Gov of NY and “dis” bloomberg..,,what a prick.

          • 36 Chi
            October 31, 2012 at 7:40 am

            Andrew Cuomo isn’t really much better than Michael Bloomberg with regard to President Obama…

            Both suffer from serious bouts of ODS…

            Andrew Cuomo just hasn’t done his anti-President Obama schtick as publicly or quite as often as Bloomberg – but he harbors just as much resentment and envy of the President…

            No different really from that which afflicts folks like Donald Trump, Pataki etc. and even lowlier folk like Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd etc….

            Just manifests ever so slightly differently for most of them…

      • October 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        This is his last term thank goodness. he should have been already but he literally bought his way into a third term. Would have been better had he left after 2nd because more and more people are getting sick of him.

    • 38 Lorraine
      October 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      This man has a Napoleon disease. He wants all the attention on him, he doesn’t care about anyone else. I feel sorry for him.

    • 40 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Bloomberg needs to go. He makes it sound like the President just wanted a photo op, and yet nothing could be further from the truth. He could have made his comments without all the editorializing.

      • October 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

        Well, Rachael Maddow said the POTUS wants a photo op in Jersey. I am beginning to dislike many Progressives and Independents.

        • 42 theo67
          October 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

          I really could care less what Rachel Maddow’s cynicism leads her to believe and then communicate. Anyone’s who’s been watching President Obama these years knows that he cares about people – and that’s why he got into politics, and believes in service, in the first place. Will he get a political opportunity here? Yes. Will he be happy about the opportunity to demonstrate to people what good government looks like? Yes. Will he take advantage of the photo ops that come with doing the job of being PResident? Yes. Is any of that a bad thing,a nd does any of it erase the very real fact that the President has stayed up around the clock, prepared for this disaster and effectively executed the plans they put in place? Not at all. He worked to become the President – worked very hard. He’s done an incredible job. But, even if he wasn’t the President, he woudl still embody those qualities and values that drive him to help him fellow man – love, compassion, empathy, dedication, earnestness, selflessness. This is who he is. And it says a lot about Rachel Maddow that she can’t see and appreciate that, and that she attempts to cheapen the President’s actions by trying to drag him into the place where she is.

    • October 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Who does that? What a douche. The people would like to see their President in their time of need.

    • 44 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks…,. Fucker. Can’t wait to see the backside of that damned hypocrite.

    • 45 lisalovesobama
      October 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Doesn’t Cuomo have any say in this?

      • 46 Joy
        October 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        That would be my question as well, maybe someone can educate me in the difference between a Governor and a Mayor in the U.S. It was like Gov. Christie was the spokesman for NJ and Bloomberg was the spokesman for NYC, at least when it came down to press conferences.

    • 47 Lovepolitics2008
      October 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Bloomberg is probably receiving a lot of pressure from his republican buddies; they want him to snob President Obama. Well, at least he made a comparison with the Katrina days. The praise of FEMA is a good thing.

      • 48 Chi
        October 31, 2012 at 7:28 am

        No, this is Michael Bloomberg being consistently the envious asshole he’s been particularly with regard to President Obama…

        It kills him that President Obama is so loved…

        Something all his billions of dollars will never buy him…

        Michael Bloomberg is a miserable, small, insecure, pathetic and sorry pos…

        He has tried so hard for so long to upstage President Obama…and has failed so miserably…

    • 49 sabreen60
      October 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Bloomberg doesn’t matter. New York is blue. PBO will win NY.

  10. 50 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    On NBC Nightly News Chuck Todd said both candidates suspended their campaigns, but Mitt Romney held a relief event for storm victims. He made it sound like there was no politics at all at Romney’s Ohio event, just Mitt passing the hat for disaster relief. It was such a dishonest, distorted report. Then he said both campaigns were “bickering back and forth” about the Romney Jeep ad lie, except that’s not how he described it—-made it sound like an honest dispute. He only showed the anti-Obama ad, not the Obama response ad, showed a partial statement from Chrysler disputing the ad but wound up saying something like the facts are up in the air. It was a shameful, disgusting, distorted, dishonest report—-news media at its lowest ebb.

    • October 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Chuck Todd and all the other #NEWSTAINERS are irrelevant, dotster. Suggest you stop torturing yourself listening to any of them.

      #TrustBarack

      • 52 dotster3
        October 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        I just feel, as an American citizen, I have the right to watch the evening news and expect an earnest attempt to report the truth. I don’t think we can improve anything by ignoring them, by pretending that what they are reporting doesn’t exist. Our democracy depends on an honest news media. There is no democracy if there is no truth in our news media. I think we need to stay alert, let them know we see what they’re doing, apply pressure to change —–in big numbers. People need to wipe their sleepy eyes, rise up and demand change. Everything depends on it.

        • 53 dudette9t9
          October 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

          Call ‘em out. Call ‘em out in from of other NEWSTAINERS they respect. Call ‘em out to their network heads.

      • 54 Pamela
        October 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        Bobfr, a man of good advice!

    • 55 jeff
      October 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      It’s Chuck Todd and his MSNBainC henchmen. I honestly cannot believe that people see these guys as liberal outlets at all. Even Rachel Maddow, I usually like her but last night she was way out of line. She basically is paid to say what MSNBainCe pays her to say.

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      As I said before, when we win this election, we must not let those lying manipulative #NEWSTAINERS such as andrea mitchell and chuck todd pull an Etch-A-Sketch on their reckless behavior. I will be using every form of communication to try and chase their ass off of MSNBC, They have to go.

  11. October 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Greetings from Westchester County, NY, where 95% of us are powerless. Please keep the proverbial fire burning for Obama while we’re out of it for a while. I’ll keep lurking here for updates!

  12. 61 cman
    October 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    This storm may have been a blessing in disguise. Before when calling Florida I would get lots of people saying they want to vote on election day. Now because of the storm people are paying attention and more are willing to go vote so in case something like this happens on election day we do not end up with a ‘president Romney’ ( ugh now I have to go wash myself for using that phrase).

  13. 63 Tally
    October 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    So – I love this poll – that has pretty much always been right.

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

    The best part – click on each state individually, then pick a city to see the percentages. Salt Lake City LOVES the POTUS!!!

    It’s pretty awesome, and the best part it, they have no skin in this game.
    :D

  14. 66 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    • 67 vitaminlover
      October 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Awesome!

    • 68 vcprezofan2
      October 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you for this find, Dudette. It fits nicely into my new emerging mindset – instead of only whining about what the Pres & his admin haven’t done to spread the good word, the farmers decided to give them a helping hand by spreading info in their own circles and calling upon those affected to speak up. Nice!

      • 69 a4alice
        October 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        wow that’s cool

        • 70 vcprezofan2
          October 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

          Hello there, a4A! I imagine you’ve been very busy as E-day fast approaches. Thank you for your continued efforts. (I think of you and WiW and Isonprize and a few others who I know are so busy doing pedal to the metal stuff they rarely get in here.) I’ve been meaning to tell you that on the occasions you have dropped in I’ve noticed you are sleeping better these days because you don’t fall asleep on line anymore. Though I’ve missed the snoring , I must say good for you! ;)

          • 71 a4alice
            October 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

            bah ha ha VC! Just came in from an apartment canvass with a local candidate running for re-election so now we’re combining things and making sure people are informed on all the issues and how to keep Minnesota blue.

            I am getting better sleep mostly because i’m exhau~

            zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            (OK That was a joke. I’m not really going to bed yet but I couldn’t resist) ;-)

          • 73 whatisworking
            October 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

            HI Everyone

            I am exhausted but happy. Being a team leader is hard, but the folks on my team are so kind, dedicated and commited, it is worth it. Plus however hard we are working, the President is working harder.

            So far the new headquarters has been a challenge. We had rain that caused leaks in the ceiling, stinky carpet because of the rain, new temporary carpet, broken bathroom, stinky hallway, and now a little more rain before it is clear skies until the election.

            I am learning to be a network technician, travel agent to nevada, soother of worried Dems, and solver of problems that fall from the sky. When the election is over I will show pictures of the headquarters that are decorated with hundreds of pictures from TOD.

            Coming here each day is soothing, encouraging, and one of the only peaceful activities of my day.

            Virtual hugs to you all.

            • 74 vcprezofan2
              October 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

              Ah, Linda! :lol: :lol: {{{{Linda}}}} It is GOOD to hear from you! Thank you and your team so much for doing what some of us can only dream of!
              Yes. We. Can, and we are coming to the end.

  15. October 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    How blessed we are to have this President who has made FEMA a streamlined and effective machine that helps in times of need. The response has been stellar and as it should be. Thank you, President Obama for your compassion and leadership!

  16. October 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    3 events!

  17. 77 desertflower
    October 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Going to work at OFA office tonight. Catch you all when I get back:)

  18. 78 auntsis522
    October 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Myth will be at my place of employment tomorrow…University of Miami. It is being billed as a “Victory Rally” OMG. He couldn’t fill the Field House, let alone the Bank United Center. I think I will be calling in sick. That may be best. I can’t stand that man and just knowing that he will be in my space, makes me want to throw up.

    Family, I seriously hate that man and that really bothers me. I hate everything he stands for, his smirk, his constant lying, the damage he would do to this country, let alone to me as an AA and as a woman. Now, I love doom and gloom…from the Hunger Games series to Mayan prophesies to straight up Apocalypse. BUT I DON’T WANT TO LIVE IT!!! LOL Yes, I will be calling in sick tomorrow!!!

    I am going to pour myself a glass of wine and give both PBO and American Red Cross some money.

    • 79 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Good plan. You’re not alone in your feelings of disgust towards Romney. He’s earned it.

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Oh, auntsis, I don’t blame you one bit. I would never be able to be in same vicinity as that scumbag. I am having a very hard time containing my contempt. He is deplorable in every way.

      Thanks for your donations and enjoy every sip of that wine.

      • 81 vcprezofan2
        October 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

        ‘ having a very hard time containing my contempt’ This suddenly reminded me of my favourite Willard picture – the one Chips loved to post of the lady inching away from him while trying to have her coffee/tea. There is such contempt on her face it makes me laugh every single time.

    • 82 relellit
      October 30, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      I read in a comments section on another site only 200 people showed up in his shameless rally in Ohio today. I tried to confirm it but couldn’t.

  19. 83 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  20. October 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    If you want to know the website that has everyone from Rove to Norquist to every gasbag #NEWSTAINER (yes, that’s redundant) ….. suffering 24/7 reflux esophagitis & worse ….

    http://election.princeton.edu/

    Team Obama’s analytical skills are at least as good as these folk, though they likely have more extensive data. So, when Messina, Axelrod, Burton et al., make the kinds of statements they’ve made over the past ~ 48 h, they ain’t bluffing.

    Spare yourselves the #NEWSTAINERS the next 7 days. We will re-elect President Obama because that is who we are.

    #TrustBarack

    #FORWARD

    • 86 sabreen60
      October 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much Bobfr for linking to the election Princeton site. I was unaware of it and just let out my breath that I didn’t even realize I’ve been holding in!

  21. 87 Bill R.
    October 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    • 88 EricFive
      October 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Latest PPP Ohio poll has PBO leading 51-47. PPP also says that its Ohio poll result mirror their other swing state polls that all show movement toward PBO.

  22. 89 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  23. 92 Ladyhawke
    October 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    FAKES, PHONIES AND FRAUDS

    Romney Campaign Plays Convention Video At ‘Non-Political’ Storm Relief Event in Ohio

    The event itself was billed as a “storm relief” benefit, and the Romney campaign asked supporters to bring with them food and other goods to donate to victims of the storm. But soon, reporters poked holes in the campaign’s explanation for staging the rally. First, the relief event was scheduled for the same time and location as a recently canceled political rally. Then, photos emerged, showing that donors were asked to wait to drop off their goods until Romney arrived to accept them himself, suggesting a photo op not unlike the one his running mate Paul Ryan staged earlier this month in a soup kitchen. And Salon noticed that the targeted recipient of all of the donations — the Red Cross — doesn’t even accept most of what the Romney campaign collected in Ohio.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/10/30/1112971/romney-campaign-plays-convention-video-at-non-political-storm-relief-event-in-ohio/

  24. 93 Bill R.
    October 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  25. 95 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Clinton is going to campaign in 3 Iowa cities tomorrow, Council Bluffs, Mason City, Waterloo.
    Good.

    • 96 linda perry
      October 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Big dog is on the job. you go babba.

    • 97 Lovepolitics2008
      October 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      The campaign isn’t taking any chances, after that horrible endorsement by the Des Moines Register. I’ve had my problems with Bill Clinton, but I think he and President Obama have gotten closer in the last year or so. I sense that something has changed. That embrace at the DNC was real. I’m happy, and grateful, that President Clinton is campaigning hard for President Obama, especially this week when the President has to stay in Washington.

  26. October 30, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  27. 100 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    • 101 linda perry
      October 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Chuckie is now becoming like gregory of mtp.

    • 102 forus50
      October 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Chuck Toad has been pissed ever since POTUS made him look like the fool he is in a press conference some time ago.

    • 105 Ladyhawke
      October 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      HOW DID ACE REPORTER CHUCK TODD MISS THIS LITTLE TIDBIT??

      Romney Campaign Plays Convention Video At ‘Non-Political’ Storm Relief Event in Ohio

      The event itself was billed as a “storm relief” benefit, and the Romney campaign asked supporters to bring with them food and other goods to donate to victims of the storm. But soon, reporters poked holes in the campaign’s explanation for staging the rally. First, the relief event was scheduled for the same time and location as a recently canceled political rally. Then, photos emerged, showing that donors were asked to wait to drop off their goods until Romney arrived to accept them himself, suggesting a photo op not unlike the one his running mate Paul Ryan staged earlier this month in a soup kitchen. And Salon noticed that the targeted recipient of all of the donations — the Red Cross — doesn’t even accept most of what the Romney campaign collected in Ohio.

      http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/10/30/1112971/romney-campaign-plays-convention-video-at-non-political-storm-relief-event-in-ohio/

    • 106 anniebella
      October 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Chuck Todd has caught Romnesia, or the other thing Romney is good at, LYING. I think Romney did campaign today. And anyone who said he didn’t is lying.

    • 108 dudette9t9
      October 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Definitely a lie — even Romney’s campaign said it was a campaign rally

    • 109 amk for obama
      October 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      One thing is very clear post 2008. Dems need to develop a long-term plan on how to own the media and its narratives. This atrocious slanted shilling for the right must be off-set. They need bring in outside PR people do this since the dems suck at this.

      • 110 Chi
        October 31, 2012 at 7:57 am

        I was listening to Karen Finney today on some show and boy was I ever so glad President Obama smartly passed on her as his spokesperson…

        She really isn’t very good…

        Actually she is very mediocre at best…

        And to think she was DNC spokesperson sometime in the past…(and we wonder why Dems are so bad at getting their message out!)

        Republicans are great at message discipline and are careful about the impact of words and phrases and all that impactful and pertinent psyops stuff…

        Even on his worst day, you would never hear a Republican address George W. Bush as “Bush” – not even if everyone around them was doing so…

        But you have Karen Finney on talking about “Obama” – not President Obama…

        This ‘habit’ in the media has largely aided the insidious push to diminish a great President…

        And Karen Finney who ought to know better as a much touted ‘media/communications’ person glibly falls into that trap again and again…

  28. 120 linda perry
    October 30, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Keep up the good job president . i am so sick of the lying bishop willard.

  29. October 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    My NOLA peeps are sure gonna love this bullshhh.. This mofo who was head of GWB’s FEMA when Katrina drowned NOLA trying to knock Obama administration for responding TOO QUICKLY to Hurricane Sandy! WTF! Get out of here with that mess. Maybe if GWBush, and Nagin and Blancho woulda responded quicker to Katrina, so many lives including my damn grandmother would not have been lost!!!! This is the kinda stuff that really p*** me off!!!

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/30/1110901/bush-fema-director-katrina-hits-obama-sandy/

  30. 125 criquet
    October 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Let’s go Dems:

  31. 126 collegekay
    October 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I know PBO is busy POTUSing but I need him to get back on the trail asap. Romney’s lying is getting more brazen and desperate. What an ass. :roll:

    • October 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      CK, the contrast is much greater and more substantial by the President doing exactly what he is doing as Willard devolves into the most immoral candidate, ever.

      #TrustBarack

      • 128 collegekay
        October 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

        You’re right Bobfr. I definitely #TrustBarack : )

      • 129 99ts
        October 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        Absolutely Bob – it shows

      • 130 daisydem
        October 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        I agree, the President is looking and acting like a real Commander-in-Chief in the midst of a national crisis; he is doing his job, which is not a presidential candidate … but a President. Meanwhile, Michelle can be a sweet-talking but hard hitting surrogate, and you know as GoBrookly says below, V.P. Biden and Bill Clinton can tell it like it is …. call out Willard’s lies as our President cannot! Go Team!

      • 131 idon
        October 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        Yep. You’re right. The President presidenting is the best offense. And we all know God has his back.

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Bill and VP Biden are doing a great job knocking that lie down though.

  32. October 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

  33. 134 criquet
    October 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Forward Dems in NV:

  34. 135 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

  35. 136 criquet
    October 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    OFA Ground Game:

    • 137 criquet
      October 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Sorry this was supposed to be under the Survey USA Poll info:

      • 138 EricFive
        October 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        Thanks for the info, criquet. Why pollsters choose to ignore actual early voting numbers and not revise their likely voter screens accordingly is puzzling, to say the least. For example, Gallup and Ras likely voter screens predict minority turnout levels seen in 2000 and 2004, while early voting numbers clearly illustrate minority voting enthusiasm at 2008 levels. This results in them thinking the election will be 80% white and 20% minority. In 2008, minority voters comprised 28% of the voters. So basically they are undercounting PBO’s support by about 8%. This is why the registered voter and likely voter models are so divergent. This undercounting of the minority vote does not make sense when one looks at demographic changes in the country, minority early voting, huge gains in hispanic voter registration and hispanic support for PBO, the fact that PBO was not on the ballot in 2000 or 2004 (one would think 2008 numbers would be more predictive of 2012 than the outdated 2000 and 2004 demographics). This is a long way of saying these likely voter screens create a fantasy world where the electorate is unchanged from 2004 and PBO is not on the ballot. They did this for the sole purpose of feeding the MSM/GOP meme of Mittmentum.

  36. 139 99ts
    October 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    For all you wonderful people

    I have had days of living without power in a flood affected area and it is no fun whatsoever – compared to those who had their homes under water & lost most of what they owned – it comes down to being “not so bad” – but to an extent that realization hits when the power is restored.

    What we wanted – that we didn’t have & couldn’t get – was milk, bread and a method to cook & boil water! The first thing I bought when we could get to the shops was a small gas cooker.

    What Romney has collected with his cans and packets of corn flakes is pointless, useless and degrading. We HAD cornflakes (no milk), cans – a cupboard full – we did eat the canned fruit – everything else needed heat.

    He shows his ignorance of living in the real world – not everyone can fly out to their “other home” after such an event. Romney had NO idea what is needed – and wants to disband/defund any organization that knows what to do.

    He has now shown through 2 major events that he is not fit to be the doormat at the whitehouse. Bless all you folks working so hard, and those suffering from the storms – you have relected your President – and he ensures “We take care of our own” – ALL of our own.

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Are you still w/o power? My power was out for almost 24hours but I have a gas oven. I wasn’t fully prepared either. Next time I’ll be better prepared.

    • 141 anniebella
      October 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      For those who is without power, how is can goods going to help them. Most people have electric can opener. I remember during storms the Red Cross telling people to donate money first, then water, tissue, etc., etc., not can goods.

    • 142 Mae who love our CIC
      October 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Do you have a grill that uses coal or wood chips? Use baby wipes for your sanitary needs to sponge bathe. My heart and prayers are with you all during this devastation. We will all rise from this. Hold on help is on the way.

  37. 143 pinkbunny92
    October 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Evening all I just wanted to bring over a comment back from two threads ago from 57andFemale

    She pointed out something very interesting! The White House, initiated by President Obama had been practicing for several disaster scenarios! One of them being a Category 3 Hurricane hitting NYC!!! Yet another example of incredible level of competence by our President!

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/08/26/press-gaggle-principal-deputy-press-secretary-josh-earnest

    Press Gaggle:

    “In addition to that, I wanted to flag two other things that may be useful for your reporting as you’re working in terms of covering this story related to Hurricane Irene. The first is, in 2009, the Obama administration conducted a national-level exercise. What this is, is basically a simulation or an exercise from federal officials to prepare for different emergency situations.

    One of the first exercises that they conducted along these lines was actually simulating or exercising around a category 3 hurricane striking New York City. This is an exercise that the President participated in, in 2009. And the reason I raise this is because the federal government’s preparations for this storm didn’t just begin as the clouds started to gather and form a tropical depression, but rather that the federal government, and this administration in particular, is constantly exercising and preparing and testing and evaluating our readiness for situations like this.”

    • 144 yardarm756
      October 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Methinks all this points to the fact that climate change has got to become a big issue. Like one of ‘Tweety’s guest said, “There is no emergency room for a sick planet”.
      The rwnj’s are worried about leaving their kids debt free but a dollar won’t buy shit in the jungle/desert!

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Very cool.

      Forced to listen to a battery operated radio while my power was out, I got to listen to the Governors of the Tri-State area – Gov. Malloy, Cuomo and Christie. I have to say that I was impressed with all three even though I don’t like Cuomo and Christie very much. It was so nice to hear politicians being professional.

      Anyway, Cuomo remarked often about how THIS administration’s reaction to the storm was way better than what it used to be in previous administrations. Even Clinton’s. He said the technology is better but he was very impressed with how prepared the admin was.

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    • 149 amk for obama
      October 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you pb. This is the kind of achievements of this admin’s professionalism we should be spreading rather than rant and rave against the msm (which I do too).

  38. 151 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Dirty campaign tactics—-calling people and telling them they can vote early by phone, no need to go to the polls etc.

    • 152 relellit
      October 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Did anyone see this?

      Why is Mitt Romney so confident?

      NSA Analyst Proves GOP Is Stealing Elections!

      http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/breaking-retired-nsa-analyst-proves-gop-is-stealing-elections/article20598.html

      —————————————————————————————–
      Since most vote tallies will be in the heavily large democratic precincts and MYTH’s son Tagg Romney owns a voting machine in addition to companies linked to Romney’s investment control in voting machine maker Hart Intercivic and Diebold’s with close ties to George W. Bush;
      MYTH could easily FLIP at least 10% of votes from those precincts.

      We must push harder.

  39. 153 carolyn
    October 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I think President Obama’s actual leadership shows up Romney every day. All Romney has is lies, and people are getting wise to him. Watch the President’s Red Cross video, it’s great and shows exactly what he is.
    I’m proud of Biden, Clinton, Flotus and VFlotus doing so much in his stead. We’ve all said he has needed surrogates for the last four years, and now he has some superb ones.
    President Obama will get major props for doing what he should be doing. He doesn’t play at being president, he IS president, and takes care of all of us.
    Have you all noticed that panic was not the order of the day as the storm came? So different from GWB…..people who mattered KNEW arrangements were made. How different from seven years ago.
    My good friend in Silver Spring, MD just called. They are fine. I had called the last two nights, and last night she was watching a big tree in her yard hoping it wouldn’t break. It didn’t. (Her landline phone is gone, but cell phone was fine!)
    Feel so bad for the victims of this storm! We in Oklahoma know tornadoes, but they are not like this hurricane and superstorm!!!

    • 154 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Carolyn, I’ve also been thinking about the calm that prevailed before the storm. Even though the President was adamant and urgent in his warnings and pre-storm preparations – and the fact that he came home from Florida to manage the storm efforts – people were calm. I think knowing that President Obama was on the case, made many people much more calm and assured.

      Love this: “He doesn’t play at being president, he IS president, and takes care of all of us”.

      • 155 Chi
        October 31, 2012 at 8:06 am

        “He doesn’t play at being president, he IS president, and takes care of all of us”…

        Absolutely spot on…

        Which is why it irritates me to no end when I hear all the regurgitated squawking by all and sundry about ‘acting presidential’…

        What’s that…

        The man *is* President and *has* been President in every regard and doesn’t have to ‘act’…

  40. 156 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  41. 158 daisydem
    October 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I just want to say that I love NYC and my heart is hurting for what they are experiencing right now and places like Breezy Point, NY; If our beloved President wants to pay it a visit, I would feel his position needs no invitation from Bloomberg and I am sure there are other officials, and/or celebrities in NYC who would be honored and feel reassured and comforted by a visit from him. That is how I feel.

    • 159 dudette9t9
      October 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Ditto. Just grandstanding from Bloomberg.

    • 160 EricFive
      October 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Does Bloomberg’s hostility toward PBO have anything to do with Israel? It seems so out of place in solid blue NYC (how can you diss the guy who brought Osama Bin Laden to justice in the city that suffered the brunt of the 9/11 attacks). THis shit is outrageous.

    • 161 theo67
      October 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Bloomberg’s behavior is offensive. Especially when the President has been doing everything to help, and any thinking person who’s been watching him knows that he doesn’t have a grand-standing heart. If he wants to go to NY, it’s because he wants to understand the damage. Bloomberg is a fool.

      • 162 Chi
        October 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

        Bloomberg gets off on endlessly trying to diminish President Obama…

        He holds a grudge against the President that’s impossible to miss…

        It’s the sort of childish, petty, spiteful stuff that smacks of silly rage-filled hate stemming from unrequited love…

        Like that from a man whose wife leaves him and joins a nunnery after falling for the strong, handsome, kind, wise dedicated monk she can’t have…

        Bloomberg hates President Obama for possessing all the great qualities he lacks and will never have…

        And it kills Bloomberg that the one thing he does have – money – is something President Obama could very easily amass if he cared enough and actually desired it…

        Michael Lewis the author, remarked that amongst other things, one thing he marveled about President Obama was the fact that he really didn’t care about money…

        He had opportunities to make tons of it, but largely shunned it…

  42. 164 yardarm756
    October 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  43. 165 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  44. October 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm

  45. 173 Dakota
    October 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Good Evening Family!

    I am SOOOO proud of our Santa Fe OFA office! I received an email today stating that our office has 1439 supporters that have so far put in 40,602 hours toward getting our President re-elected! That’s amazing! And we’re not done yet…the final push is going to be dynamite!!!

  46. 181 Dakota
    October 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Yes meta, I want my mind blown! LOL!

  47. 183 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  48. 186 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Sheesh, how’d I get all these wingers in my TL? I need a shower.

    • October 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Suggest you become accustomed to it as your tweets are quite effective troll magnets :)

      Just block and move on :)

      #TrustBarack

    • 189 vcprezofan2
      October 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      I rarely get them, but for the record before I block them, I usually include a positive video clip (that relates to their point if they have made one, or just a clip of PBO happiness/goodness ). I do this on the off chance ONE repub in their timeline might get a little exposure to some real info.

      Seriously, being a part of this campaign has taught me quite a few little things about myself. :lol:

      • 190 amk for obama
        October 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        Throw some facts at their faces instead of insults. That’s a good tip, vc. I never thought about it.

        • 191 vcprezofan2
          October 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

          Welcome back, Amk! Hope you had a good night’s sleep. (See, I’m readjusting my attitude all around.) :grin: :grin:

          • 192 amk for obama
            October 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

            GM vc. :)

            Actually, I slept for only 5 hours in a train from midnight to 5 am.

            • 193 vcprezofan2
              October 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

              I forgot. I guess you are already on your way on your Sri Lanka trip. You actually slept on the train? Now there you are way ahead of me as I cannot sleep in a moving vehicle. Heck I can hardly sleep in my own bed without waking up periodically – to see if the world is still turning, I suppose. :roll: Lucky you, or I should say sensible you!

              • 194 amk for obama
                October 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

                My only true talent. I can sleep anywhere, anytime. :)

                • 195 vcprezofan2
                  October 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

                  Do I ever respect that and genuinely envy you a small piece of it. Even at home, I can generally tell you who was up in the night or wake up anyone who has an early morning appointment. No one uses an alarm clock around here!

                  • 196 amk for obama
                    October 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

                    The human ticking bomb ? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

                    Oh, my other notable talent? Drink like a fish.

                    Now you can sleep. :)

                    • 197 vcprezofan2
                      October 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

                      Hmmmm. Interesting. I never considered it before, but now I’m wondering if the two might not be related. Of course, **I** won’t ever find out. :lol:

  49. October 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    #FORWARD

  50. 200 amk for obama
    October 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Mitt Romney’s latest advertising campaign suggesting that the auto bailout recipients Chrysler and General Motors were shifting jobs to China drew him into a public argument with top executives at both companies, who condemned the advertisements as false on Tuesday.

    “The ad is cynical campaign politics at its worst,” Greg Martin, a spokesman for General Motors, said in an interview late Tuesday. “We think creating jobs in the U.S. and repatriating profits back in this country should be a source of bipartisan pride.”

    //

    It was unclear whether Mr. Romney’s new strategy is advantageous, given the reaction.

    The Romney campaign has insisted that its ad merely states the truth: Jeeps are not currently made in China and soon will be, creating jobs there instead of at home. “It would be better if they expanded production in the U.S. instead of expanding in China,” said Stuart Stevens, a senior adviser to Mr. Romney.

    “That is absolutely bereft of any fundamental understanding of the global automotive industry,” Mr. Martin said. “All global manufacturers, whether General Motors, Ford, Chrysler or VW, build historically in the markets in which we sell.”

    • October 30, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    • 202 anniebella
      October 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Tell Stuart Stevens there are some people in Illinois who’s jobs are being ship overseas to China, by Bain Capital and those people ask for Mitt Romney help to keep their jobs here, but Mitt didn’t do a dam thing. Now who do you think would know better about if Jeeps were moving jobs to China, the people who is in charge of Chrysler and GM, or some bold face liar like Mitt Romney and his campaign.

  51. 203 Tally
    October 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Too much? ;)

  52. 206 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  53. 207 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I’m out of words…

  54. October 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  55. 216 dudette9t9
    October 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  56. 217 amk for obama
    October 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  57. 218 lisalovesobama
    October 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Donde esta todo el mundo? Hello?! : taps mic: is this hing on?! Where’s everybody?

  58. October 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    That’s what I am talking about!

  59. 235 collegekay
    October 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    They’re scared!

  60. 245 forus50
    October 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  61. 247 Sosena
    October 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Evan Axelbank ‏@EvanAxelbank
    The memo from an adviser to a #GOP GOP campaign says “Democrat turnout machine is cleaning our clock.” @OFA_FL @MittRomney

  62. 248 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Awwwww—–too bad.

  63. 250 Eveingeorgia
    October 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Been away most of the day.nJust want to thank everyone for all the great birthday wishes. Sure makes, er, growing more mature a lot more fun and very pleasant. Right, @HZ?

    Thanks Chips and everybody! Obama/Biden2012

  64. 254 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    An obvious truth that Chuck T. failed to acknowledge on NBC Nightly News

  65. October 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    @keithboykin
    Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell praises Obama administration’s response to #Sandy as “incredibly fast.”

    http://t.co/pNQ0eF6h

  66. October 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Oooooops!

    • 257 lamh35
      October 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Damn jovie, I missed your post, I just posted his tweets downthread.

      Since you’re in Florida, is this guys legit you think?

  67. October 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  68. 259 FoxfireTX
    October 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Just getting caught up and it has been busy! Love the responses rom GM and Chrysler regarding the ads. I have to say it sure looks like Mittens is imploding. He had that same sick look on his face today that he had all summer. The “swagger” seems to have disappeared. Although I’m thrilled, his campaign should be sued for malpractice both with respect to these ads and the way he handled his campaign after Sandy.

    But there is some really good news. A couple of folks at DK have done some OUTSTANDING work on the NC numbers and we have a real shot at it. First, 30% of the AA adult population–not just registered voters–had voted through the Sunday. That is using the 2010 census numbers. Incredible. Second, someone ran all of the registered voter ID numbers against those who voted in 2008 and 2010 and in fact a good share of PBO’s numbers are the “sporadic” or new voters who would never make it through a likely voter screen. Conversely, a good share of the R/R voters are simply voting day voters who are now voting early rather than new or sporadic voters. The folks on the ground there, and all those who are phonebanking into NC, should be commended. I’m so glad to see their hard work is paying off.

    • 260 EricFive
      October 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Great news. Thanks for the update. Further proof that the polling models are wrong to assume that minorities will not vote in 2012. Judging from the desperate vibe I’m getting from both Mitt and the MSM/GOP shills, they realize that Mitt’s campaign is circling the drain.

    • October 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Great news! I am one of those doing phone banking to NC. Spurs me on even more. :)

  69. October 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  70. 263 Bill R.
    October 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  71. October 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

  72. 267 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Lawrence is eviscerating the Des Moines Register.

    • 268 dotster3
      October 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      I have to find a way to pass that along to the shameful Des Moines Register editorial board. I think they need to see that.

  73. October 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  74. 270 lamh35
    October 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    hey Florida peeps (Jovie, you are in FL right??)

    Is this guy legit?

  75. 271 lamh35
    October 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Chips, I posted some tweets, but I think I posted too many. Could you condense them for me or delete this duplicate post.

    Florida peeps (Jovie right???) is this guy legit?

    @EvanAxelbank
    Tonight I’m reporting on a leaked #GOP campaign memo on ground game. It says GOP is losing effort to Dems, warns down-ticket races

    @EvanAxelbank
    The memo from an adviser to a #GOP GOP campaign says “Democrat turnout machine is cleaning our clock.” @OFA_FL @MittRomney

    @EvanAxelbank
    Memo: Dems lead early voting 60 to 22 in PBC, similar to 08. If you add returned AB ballots to EV by party, Dems like by 30k in PBC @OFA_FL

    @EvanAxelbank
    Worried GOPer leaked memo to me because they wanted to motivate the base, show that loss is possible @MittRomney @OFA_FL @wptv at 11

    @EvanAxelbank
    PBC #GOP chair told me boots on ground at polling sites, “For most part not relevant.” @OFA_FL @MittRomney

    ‏@EvanAxelbank
    http://twitgoo.com/68vgv6 ok folks here’s the memo. Directly from GOP campaign adviser to candidate. Story on @wptv at 11

    https://twitter.com/EvanAxelbank

  76. 274 hopefruit2
    October 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    A new Suffolk University Poll in MA shows PBO leading Romney by a whopping 32 pts (Poll taken 10/25-10/28)

    Q23. There are four candidates listed for President on the Massachusetts
    Ballot: Gary Johnson-Libertarian Party, Barack Obama-Democratic Party, Mitt
    Romney-Republican Party, and Jill Stein-Green Party. If the General Election
    for President were held today for whom would you vote or towards whom would
    you lean at this time – Johnson, Obama, Romney, or Stein?

    N= 600 100%
    Johnson – Libertarian …………………….. 1 ( 1/131) 7 1%
    Obama – Democrat …………………………. 2 378 63%
    Romney – Republican ………………………. 3 187 31%
    Stein – Green ……………………………. 4 4 1%
    (DO NOT READ) Undecided …………………… 5 20 3%
    (DO NOT READ) REFUSED …………………….. 6 4 1%

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2012/Suffolk_MA_1030.pdf

    • 275 forus50
      October 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      OMG. The pathetic piece of shit is taking a beating in Massachusetts. I’m just hoping/praying he loses exactly one week from tonight and then the IRS and Justice Dept makes him close neighbors with Bernie Madoff.

      • 276 hopefruit2
        October 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

        And the rest of America should take a cue from MA who actually knows a thing or two about Romney’s style of governing.

    • 277 jeff
      October 30, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      I read that on realclearpolitics (yes I manage to swallow the bile once in awhile to read their polling) and have to say that poll made me smile. It would be so utterly sweet to see that disgusting man Romney lose by such a wide margin.

  77. October 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  78. 279 vcprezofan2
    October 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hey TODobots who are awake, how about a little choir practice? /No, not like the one at a former employment where the expression was used for a Friday afternoon trip for a drink , alcohol being a no-no on premises/ A real choir practice. As per the instruction of my high school music teacher, 1st year, I’ll mouth the words as I can’t really sing.

  79. October 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  80. October 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  81. October 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I was going to ask: Where’s amk?! But he’s probably on a flight to Sri Lanka as we speak. I’ve told wifey of amk and Bobfr’s day gigs, and she’s suitably impressed.

  82. October 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm

  83. October 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Whoa!

  84. October 30, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Evening everyone… I had big plans to travel to Ohio tomorrow to work for the Obama Campaign. I have come down with a terrible cough that I haven’t been able to shake. Sadly, I will be grounded here in Chicago through election day. Sad about it but I have complete faith in everyone who is working so hard in Ohio to bring that state home.

  85. 302 lisalovesobama
    October 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Kerry Washington was on Chelsea Lately and she made very clear that it’s her character that sleeps with the president and the fictional president at that. apparently there are people who’ve possibly been wondering about that! She was so cute. Chelsea said “but don’t you work more with the First Lady, so if you were sleeping with one of them, it would likely be her, right?” Kerry goes: ” Michelle is very like able.” The audience laughed and cheered. Hahahahahahaha!! :lol: they both encouraged everyone to vote.

  86. October 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

  87. 304 dotster3
    October 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Relellit linked to this frightening article in a reply to me upthread. Needs attention. GOP stealing elections, vote switching in large precincts. I hope and assume the Justice Dept. is aware.

    http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/breaking-retired-nsa-analyst-proves-gop-is-stealing-elections/article20598.html

    • 305 Joy
      October 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

      I hope so too, damn! Why can’t the U.S. get back to a paper vote, these machines are just a sample of how to buy an election. It makes me sick to my stomach. These effing bastards, the republican party, are the worst cult in America. I hope all of this goes viral, extremely viral in this next week. The media really needs to pick this up. But then again, I guess they are paid off by this cult of money.

  88. 306 wesleya17
    October 31, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Hello TOD Family well on the road outside of Washington DC and I-95 is moving with equipment heading North to NY & NJ and if anybody tells you our President has not got things in hand. Tell this from a Trucker out here in the real world they don’t know what the Hell they are talking about.Also we know the Commander In Chief has got this when you hear a opposing Governor like Christie who had to EAT CROW on National TV Then know who is in charge.Then You have got your opposition going around collecting cans trying to be what He never will be and that is President.Our Chess Master is running our Ship of State the best way it can be done.He is directing and controlling the reins and cracking the whip that is music to the ears to those in trouble.All we have to do is keep his back on the reelection front get all our friends and those who need our to direct them to VOTE for the ONE AND ONLY TRUE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD PRESIDENT OBAMA 4 MORE FOR 44.Going to say so long for now have to pick up some gear to run north to PA to help out stay fired up ready to TOD family will check in later got to ride.

  89. 309 vcprezofan2
    October 31, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Signing off. Clocking out. Slithering away. Removing myself. Taking off. Lighting out. Whatever… you get the drift.

  90. October 31, 2012 at 1:01 am

    New NYT/Quinnipiac Ohio poll shows Obama leading 50% to Romney’s 45%

    !!!!!


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