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The Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder, November 1

More from Boulder tomorrow

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Women – of every generation – for Obama:

Green Bay, November 1 (Scout Tufankjian)


268 Responses to “Colorado”


  1. 1 theo67
    November 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    West Coast in the House!

  2. 5 yardarm756
    November 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    See the people!

  3. 11 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Wow that is amazing

  4. 12 57andfemale
    November 2, 2012 at 12:16 am

    4th!

    • 13 HZ
      November 2, 2012 at 12:26 am

      Hi 57andfemale. Chips is too fast for me. I said goodnight on the other thread and there is another one up. The night people.

      I can hardly keep my eyes open so I am going to hit the sack now. Early shot tomorrow and rest for another duty to bring this on home.

      Is everyone in the exciting mood. I can’t sleep at night, and I know that does not help while I am trying to make my call. But I go on and push then crash when I get home. I think we need to practice sippping a glass of our favorite when we have be doing our thing for POTUS. That is a good way to keep the nerves of excitement cool. On I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo exciting. Maybe will start pulling an all nighter.

      I need 5 friends for my FR page please. https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012HZ

      Love you, my TOD family(((((((((((((((((((((( Fired Up and Ready To Go))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

  5. November 2, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Yeah what a reception for PBO in Colorado. Congrats Yardarm on top 10. Way to go chips.

  6. 16 Kreen
    November 2, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Turning into a top 10 regular! Lol. Thanks chips for all the great coverage today. Forward!

  7. 17 majiir
    November 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Excellent! Wonderful!

  8. 18 taiping1
    November 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

    taiping2: Why I will do everything to support & reelect Presidrnt Obama. #Obama2012. To live with purpose, joy & love http://t.co/jasQHYZb #WeAreOne

    • 19 taiping1
      November 2, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Still not very good at embedding tweets. Boulder was fired up: loved the call and response with Not Change. Let’s keep working for a smashing victory.

  9. 20 carolyn
    November 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Okay….I’ve never done this before, but I received the email asking me to join the President on his conference call tomorrow morning. Needless to say, I am excited…..but…..what is the procedure? Do I just go to the link on the email and click on that at 10:30 (central time) and he’ll be talking, or someone will be introducing him and then he’ll speak? I don’t want to miss it. Those of you who have done this, please advise!!!

    • 21 HZ
      November 2, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Carolyn, I received the email earlier this week. Then they cancelled until tomorrow. When I came in tonight, there was a reminder that it will be at 11:30 ET. Just click on that address and I think it will take you there. Usually someone will come on before he does.

      Maybe someone else will have more. The last time, they gave me a pin # to use. HZ

    • November 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

      It’s really easy and very exciting! Just go to the link and click on the podcast. You don’t need a PIN # for this call as sometimes is the case when they use a different 3rd conference call administrator. Usually someone like Jeremy Bird or Mitch Stewart or another OFA official like Jim Messina is talking as we wait for the WH to patch POTUS through. You may have to refresh the page if you get there early.

    • 23 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 12:58 am

      I’m bummed about the new time – I’ll be doing a presentation to a room full of people. I hope there’s at least one more call before Tuesday – I was really looking forward to this call.

    • 24 dudette9t9
      November 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

      What email? I wanna be on the conference call. Waaaaaaaa…. :-(
      I must’ve deleted mine by mistake.

  10. 25 57andfemale
    November 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

    • 26 Joy
      November 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

      I am not surprised by this, the tea party/republicans are going to make sure they’re voice is heard. Bunch of nut cases, they should be hauled off to the insane asylum

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      November 2, 2012 at 1:09 am

      This is part of what President John F. Kennedy said about being a liberal:

      … But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

      • 28 carla4obama
        November 2, 2012 at 1:47 am

        We need to take back the word Liberal. The right demonized that word and so many Liberals walked away from that word and became “progressives”. I am proud to be a liberal!

    • 30 nathkatun7
      November 2, 2012 at 2:17 am

      That’s the conservative’s MO! Like the Tea party guy running for Senate in Indiana said, bipartisanship is achieved only when Democrats agree to support all the right wing positions. Otherwise, Republicans must never accept a compromise, or cooperation, with Democrats. I am not a religious person, but right wingers are, in my humble opinion, pure evil. They are not at interested in saving the lives of people, including people that may actually be right wing Republicans. All they care about is ideological purity and the visceral hatred of President Obama. Thank God governor Christie decided to put the lives and well being of the people of New Jersey above ideology and the vicious hatred of a sitting President. I will definitely puke if I hear, once again, claims by right wingers that they are Christians, values voters, or Pro-Life.

      • 31 edp4bho
        November 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

        Religious or not, I’m giving you an amen on the “evil”, and on “….put the lives and well being of the people of NJ above ideology……”.

  11. 32 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I finished breakfast while reading the toons on the today’s newsie

    Question – I eat too fast or I read too slow ?

  12. 44 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 12:25 am

  13. November 2, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I need help with this one – it needs to go to EVERYONE – every OFA, all PBO campaign staff, and ALL MEDIA.

    • 55 99ts
      November 2, 2012 at 1:05 am

      That guy has been trying anything and everything to stop democrats voting – now he has the simple solution – don’t count their votes.

  14. 56 vcprezofan2
    November 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Chips, old girl, the pictures you collect here ALWAYS make me feel like I have a big piece of the action. Thank you so much! You are a genius , ….when you are not sharing pictures of cats. :razz: :grin: :grin:

    • November 2, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Ah now VC, I would be a genius if I took the pics, but all I do is copy and paste!

      • 58 vcprezofan2
        November 2, 2012 at 12:48 am

        I am so aware that you must have been an ‘evil’ child! Traces of it still lingers on.

        I know you don’t take the pictures, but you certainly have a genius for speedily gathering together a ‘flowery bouquet’ of them in record time for our delectation. And you do it day after day and, often,several times a day! That talent of yours is much appreciated. Your other talents…… just kidding ;)

        Did you find the message that was left for you?

        • November 2, 2012 at 12:53 am

          “I am so aware that you must have been an ‘evil’ child! Traces of it still lingers on.”

          :shock:

          :cry:

          (True).

          You’re very kind VC, appreciated ;-)

          “Did you find the message that was left for you?”

          Huh?

          • 60 vcprezofan2
            November 2, 2012 at 12:56 am

            For message: See thread ‘Heads up: Green Bay’ and last I saw it was comment # 12! You may want to check comment # 1 too if #12 is not clear.

              • 62 vcprezofan2
                November 2, 2012 at 1:09 am

                Thank you, BUT the picture (Hi baby. you’re a cutie pie) wasn’t the issue. I was anticipating the written, contrite, PUBLIC APOLOGY, head hung low, eyes downcast , etc. etc. yada. yada, the whole works.
                ..
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                Oh, alright, my better self is nudging me and reminding me of things like forgiveness, etc. If you just sign right here in blood and agree it won’t happen again , forgiveness is yours.

  15. November 2, 2012 at 12:39 am

    ok – this one is better

    • 64 carla4obama
      November 2, 2012 at 1:19 am

      By chance are these past of the voting machinery that Tagg Romney invested in? This Ohio Sec of State needs to be recalled. If this was a Dem SOS the whole nation would hear about it 24/7. Fuckers.

  16. 65 99ts
    November 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Does anyone know what will happen/ who has to make decisions if power loss impedes voting next Tuesday? Brad blog has a post about it

    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9682

    • 66 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

      I heard a report that every polling place has emergency paper ballots, in case the machines stop working. Plus, states will be reimbursed if they need to shift polling places around. So, they’ve been thinking about it. The last resort is shifting the date – which they don’t want to do. So, they’ve got plenty of options.

      • 67 jacquelineoboomer
        November 2, 2012 at 12:52 am

        I don’t think our election date has ever been shifted, in our history (even during the Civil War and WWII). There’s sometimes a problem with having enough emergency paper ballots in some districts – hope this time everyone’s prepared. We’ll just have to keep praying and keeping our fingers crossed.

        • 68 99ts
          November 2, 2012 at 1:08 am

          Ty both – I just worry when certain states can change voting procedures – doesn’t always go smoothly – no doubt lots of folks will be watching

          • 69 jacquelineoboomer
            November 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

            It’s a terrible worry, because we all remember 2000. Pretty sure the Obama team is expecting the unexpected and is primed and ready to handle any problems that arise. Fingers crossed and candles lit.

  17. November 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

    POTUS is ON THIS:

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      November 2, 2012 at 12:50 am

      That’s just astounding to me – saw it earlier – what an excellent idea. This is when we know how lucky we are. In some other countries, spotting military trucks’ rolling in would be frightening. Here, ours are being used as polling places. This is the country that President Barack Obama leads.

      • November 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

        I’m just floored at how PBO is utilizing the best of a whole range of resources during this catastrophe. He maximizes every opportunity to solve problems, large and small. I’m so proud of the kind of strategic and tactical thinker he is.

        Today a huge cargo plane picked up tons and tons of equipment and personnel and headed to NJ to help repair the infrastructure to get electricity going for them.

        • 73 jacquelineoboomer
          November 2, 2012 at 1:23 am

          Amazing. Wonderful. Gives us all hope that if we were the Americans needing help, he’d be there to make sure OUR calls “are answered within 15 minutes,” as he directed some of the disaster relief folks to do.

          • 74 theo67
            November 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

            I heard one of these elected officials saying his call was answered in ten minuets. My sister said that it must be awesome for the FEMA and other staff to be doing this work, and knowing that they are making a difference and that the President is 100% behind them doing everything they can do for their fellow citizens in harms’ way.

            • 75 jacquelineoboomer
              November 2, 2012 at 1:37 am

              Even with hefty problems surfacing in certain areas – Staten Island, for instance – heads of departments like Janet Napolitano are heading there tomorrow, I believe, to take a first-hand look and get those poor residents some help. There’d be no way to have a perfect response to such a widespread catastrophe, but President Obama’s leadership has minimized the lack of proper response, for sure.

              • 76 theo67
                November 2, 2012 at 1:39 am

                The media needs to get out of there and let people work and help those people. The storm was less than 72 hours ago. It was 1000 miles wide. It’s going to take a while to get things back to normal, and the GOP are just waiting to pounce on any expressed frustration in this 11th hour.

                • 77 jacquelineoboomer
                  November 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

                  Yes, I understand your points totally. But if it’s your home (even if it’s just a small apartment) and you have damage or no heat and no other services or gas for the car or are sick and are running out of food, 72 hours is a lifetime. And, as was said, these people are in shock and acting on raw emotion. Some of the residents said if it weren’t for the two U.S. Senators – and the media – coming out, they’d still be wondering where the Red Cross was, etc. (I’m cringing with you that the disgusting GOP will use this.)

                  • 78 theo67
                    November 2, 2012 at 1:59 am

                    I’m not upset with the victims – they are not in their right minds, and they need help. I’m upset with the media exploiting them in their suffering to create a controversy. As frustrated as these people are, it still takes time to get basic essentials in place across such a wide swath of ground. And the point the media should be calling out is that the GOP have cut FEMA funding by 40%+, and want to privatize these services. They should be calling out that the GOP have waged a war against the government workers who are risking their lives to help these people, including the fire fighters and police who are local, and have also suffered under the storm. And they should be pointing to the fact that some of this infrastructure that will be so hard to repair hasn’t been updated in 40 years or more, and the GOP have been refusing to even consider the President’s jobs bill.

                    Instead, they are stoking up the ire of these victims and giving them a vehicle for their anger so they can point angrily at the government that is trying to help them.

                    • November 2, 2012 at 2:27 am

                      I started to watch BriWi’s 30 Rockefeller Center and it was as you describe. Primary focus on anger and disappointment with lots of footage of people’s frustration. His underlying narrative along with Savanah Guthrie is that govt isn’t doing enough. I turned it off after 10 minutes.

                      I understand those in harm’s way and their overwhelming frustration and anger. They feel helpless and they’re in the middle of a catastrophe. What I despise is that the MSM is exploiting this for their own agenda. I hope the help these people need arrives ASAP.

                    • 80 theo67
                      November 2, 2012 at 2:42 am

                      The media is behind pretty much everything that’s wrong in this country. Not an honourable profession, it seems.

                    • November 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

                      The media desperately wants to turn it into “Obama’s Katrina” but they’ve already failed and will continue to fail, no matter how much they try to exploit these victims’ frustration.

              • 82 Oxfarm
                November 2, 2012 at 3:40 am

                At an extraordinary time like this, if media can pack in a reporter, a producer and a light kit, I would also ask them to haul in 100lbs. of MRE and emergency gear wherever they go, and report stats on location where they found people. Least they can do, that weighs only as much as 2 sacks of grain. Will suggest to FEMA so the press can be part of the solution next time.

    • 84 Joy
      November 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

      PBO doesn’t let any stones be unturned. He is a very smart leader and will make sure people are able to vote in this war zone of a hurricane. I feel he wants people to be able to voice on their voice their opinions. It’s important, because this catastrophe is global warming, much to the dismay of the GOP party that chooses to ignore it.

      My husband and I talked tonight about why the U.S.A is getting hit so hard on all these storms, and the only thing we can come up with on this is that Canada is more Northern in America, we don’t have the warm waters here, at least not on the west coast and the pacific. But how long before our Canadian waters, and our Pacific waters get warmer? And how does this affect the western pacific on earthquakes? We just had a 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island last week. And this isn’t the first time, we’ve had this off our coast at least 3 times in the last year. It scares me as we live on a fault line here.

      It seems to me that the warming on the east coast is much more severe, with caribbean warm water.

      So, the question is, why is the U.S having much more catastrophe than Canada?

    • 87 Joy
      November 2, 2012 at 12:53 am

      This is so sweet Lisa, thanks…I had the pleasure of seeing Cher on her last tour here…She was just fantastic in her performance. My son had the chance of seeing her while she was entering her hotel room here late at night, and when he told her she was awesome she replied and said…”thanks” Even tho it was small it was pretty sweet for him because there was nobody else around, other than her personal security. She is just an awesome person and woman. I love her too bits. Ohhh, and also Carol Burnett…what a legacy! She gave us so much laughter growing up.

      • 88 Joy
        November 2, 2012 at 12:57 am

        I forgot to say…Cher is NOT a tall woman like she shows in this video…she is actually about 5 ft 6″. I always thought she was a very tall person, but not!

        • 89 lisalovesobama
          November 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

          That’s awesome that your son got to meet her. I’ve never been to one of her shows but she is wonderful and a great democrat!

          • 90 Joy
            November 2, 2012 at 1:41 am

            she sure is Lisa, we loved her concert, and she looked amazingly awesome! It was so cool to see her at the end of her career on stage. We were lucky enough to get ground floor seats and seen her up very close, she looks just like she does in all of her videos on her tour. Just an amazing artist. And such a great human being.

  18. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    November 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Check out the faces – especially the eyes – of the crowd that came out to see President Obama, in these photos. We saw that same mesmerized look in ’08. We got this. I feel like crying, but I’ll wait until Nov. 6.

  19. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    November 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Didn’t realize there was a new post, so will bring this over (for those who haven’t seen it):

  20. 101 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Eat that all you chickens.

    • 102 globalcitizenlinda
      November 2, 2012 at 1:11 am

      AMK, also note that President Clinton will be covering Florida for the final day. I guess his mandate is to bring it fully home with the remaining undecided or wavering-republican voters.

  21. November 2, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Women – of every generation – for Obama

    • 104 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 1:15 am

      This is very precious. Everybody is happy, and the look of contented peace on their faces is priceless. Good will overcome evil.

    • 107 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

      I’ve been looking at this picture for five minutes. It’s incredible. It’s a look of pure love – and you just don’t see anything like this at the other guy’s campaign rallies. What a wonderful moment captured by a very diligent camera person.

      • 108 carla4obama
        November 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

        Theo..you are right on. The other side is so filled with hate, it makes their faces tight and eyes glare. It must be hard to be so filled with hate.

        • 109 theo67
          November 2, 2012 at 1:26 am

          It’s not even just the mother and daughter with their awesome and lovely exchange, but it’s everyone around them, too. There’s a glow. It reminds me of the pictures of those who made it to the inauguration, and the sheer joy on their faces – despite the frigid temperatures.

    • 110 jacquelineoboomer
      November 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

      The human race for Obama!

  22. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    November 2, 2012 at 1:09 am

    carried from the previous post – guess I was “talking to self” as Chips put up a new post.

    a quick non-professional explainer about PBO’s Ohio itenary tommorrow – for those who are interested in reading the tea-leaves based on the campaign’s actions.

    Hilliard is a surburb of Columbus Ohio. it is one of those areas that are growing very fast. Population is largely solid middle class to high middle class and has done well during this recession (based on reports this is usually republican-leaning??). reports are that it now has a significant number of immigrants who are mainly professionals with noticeable higher incomes, many from the Asian diaspora (its been claimed that these are non-party-affliated or swing voters) .

    Spingfield and Lima are smaller towns . they are not the usual dem-strongholds.

    Once again it appears that PBO will be campaigning on gop-leaning turf and also looking for undecided voters in Ohio – Team Obama is going for it all here in Ohio

  23. 115 vcprezofan2
    November 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Good Night, family, I’m fading out and in! Sweet Dreams!

  24. 117 99ts
    November 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I’ve been watching the PBO speeches from today – love that “women will be allowed to make their own choices” is in each speech – it is so important to keep that to the forefront. Women who vote for the GOP are like Ann Romney – completely under the thumb of a man for every and any decision about their lives.

  25. November 2, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Just reading the TL if that Ralston stats guy from NV. Wow, is he ever right-wing.

  26. 126 jeff
    November 2, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Although Bloomberg endorsed PBO I will not trust the man.

    • 127 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 1:37 am

      I know where you’re coming from.

    • 128 carla4obama
      November 2, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Bloomberg suffers from a lack of humility. His ego drives him. A man can have a transformative experience and start seeing through the eyes of the humanity and not through their own ego driven eyes. Perhaps (we will see) maybe Sandy opened the eyes of Bloomberg and Gov Christie…maybe….just maybe.

  27. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    November 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Finally watching Lawrence, where he reiterated that Mitt hasn’t talked to a reporter in 22 days. It’s such a joke. His entire campaign was a joke. You think the Republicans of 2012 didn’t mention W? They will pretend there wasn’t even a 2012 election in four years, much less mention Mitt ever again. Shame on all of them – the haters. I’m seeing a Democratic Congress, House and Senate, in our sights, too. We’ll know soon enough, but President Obama will – and must – prevail, and have the Congress he needs to rebuild America.

    • 130 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

      From your lips to God’s ears, JoB.

      I’m also finally watching Lawrence. Why don’t people leave an area when they’re told there’s a mandatory evacuation order? And why is the media stoking the frustration of these poor people who are in a state of shock, making them believe that nothing is being done for them? How will that help set realistic expectations of how long it can take to dig out of something this bad?

      • 131 jacquelineoboomer
        November 2, 2012 at 1:43 am

        I think there are many different reasons why some people refuse to evacuate. One is that they don’t expect conditions to be as bad as projected. Some don’t want to leave their properties, because they think they should stick around to save whatever they can (which is counter-intuitive during such a storm, but that’s what they think). Another is they just don’t have the means to leave. Some people don’t have families to help them, or privately owned transportation, or even enough cash to move from one place to the other, and don’t know whom to ask. And, because they really can’t be forced out of their homes, there you have it.

        • 132 theo67
          November 2, 2012 at 1:50 am

          Indeed – there you have it. This is why there’s a FEMA.

        • 133 99ts
          November 2, 2012 at 1:52 am

          That is just so right – in the floods in my world there are always folks having to be brought out by boat/helicopter – “It has never been this bad” is the usual comment. It must be utterly frightening having to leave your home/your belongings and the instinct to stay & watch over “your life” is very strong.

    • 134 99ts
      November 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

      I’ve been watching too – online – what I can’t believe is Romney now wanting to look after the “poor folks and single mothers” – the GOP put them under the bus years ago. My sanity is having a nightmare with itself trying to know “who is Mitt Romney”!!

  28. 143 99ts
    November 2, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I love Joe Biden and those top 10 – are they all on the net anywhere yet?

  29. November 2, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Never forget ….

    #TrustBarack

    time for some rest ….

    • November 2, 2012 at 2:14 am

      Before I go, just got this RT from the @UAW — Hey, Tally, they saw it :) Thank you for the idea!!!!!

      #TrustBarack

    • 151 nathkatun7
      November 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

      You deserve the rest, Bob! You are the most hard working man I know. I am glad you’ve been relentless in reminding the people about the GOP plot to destroy President Obama, no matter the cost to the country. Of Course many of these plotters were very wealthy people who were not likely to be hurt by their actions. Instead, they wanted to hurt middle class and poor people in order to turn them against a president that they had just elected with a sizable popular vote majority and an electoral landslide.

      As George Santayana warned: “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.” We must never forget the right wing plot, from day one of his presidency, to obstruct, frustrate, and eventually defeat, President Obama’s plans to save the country from economic ruin. We must also never forget the mainstream media, which either looked the other way, or aided and abated the right wingers in the plot to undermine and eventually destroy President Obama.

  30. 153 Joy
    November 2, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Just remember one thing peeps, Ann Romney gave her concession speech today in front of a bunch of republican rich wives. She knows her old man is done. And she is happy about it. ;-)

    Can you imagine her having to deal with this idiot through the years. There comes a time you just have to give up when you know you’re getting beat…Ann Romney knows it. She’s throwing in the towel, she will NEVER campaign again. (her words)

    • 154 99ts
      November 2, 2012 at 3:13 am

      Joy – I just watched – She gave a speech – all about Ann – nothing about Mitt – and why anyone should vote for him – it is ALL about Ann. She thinks she supports her husband – she really should sit down and listen to Michelle Obama – who is an independent woman – yet her speeches are all about why the country needs Barack Obama.

      Ann has been watching the TY – goodness all those poor people – she is teaching folks how to donate $10 to the Red Cross – that’s a big amount for a Romney to give.

      The Romney family – are all weird.

  31. 155 jeff
    November 2, 2012 at 2:24 am

    lol watched a scene of Mr Burns from the Simpsons endorsing Mitt Romney. It was FUNNY.

    • 156 theo67
      November 2, 2012 at 2:43 am

      Do you know – I’ve never watched a single episode of the Simpson – ever.

      • 157 jeff
        November 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

        Mr Burns is this evil billionare old man that constantly makes me laugh because he’s so diabolical. I watched them when I was a kid and still tune in once in awhile.

        They’ve lost their touch but they can still make me chuckle once in awhile.

  32. 159 Joy
    November 2, 2012 at 3:00 am

    In reply to Theo67,
    I read the article that you posted and it is something very extreme that that we have to think about…this especially caught my eye in this article that you posted…
    ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING: Global warming refers to an average increase in the earth’s temperature, which has risen about 1 degree Fahrenheit over the past 100 years, and to changes in climate. A warmer earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, and a rise in sea level, for example, as the polar glaciers melt. Some of this rise is due to the greenhouse effect: certain gases in the atmosphere trap energy from the sun so that heat can’t escape back into space. Without the greenhouse effect, the earth would be too cold for humans to survive, but if it becomes too strong, the earth could become much warmer, causing problems for humans, plants and animals.

  33. 161 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 3:23 am

  34. 162 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 3:33 am

    • 163 Joy
      November 2, 2012 at 3:58 am

      How sad is this…. when I read the article it reminded me of our own crazy ass colonel in Canada here, serial killer. He was a very high ranking officer in charge of a lot, even flew and transported Queen Elizabeth….

      http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/101025/serial-killer-russell-williams

      If you ever want to watch the take down of this idiot with the police, I’ll send you a link. The investigator in this case was superb on how he brought him down in his interview with Williams.

      Google Russell Williams, it’s just effing creepy how high this guy was within the military and how long he got away with his creepiness.

  35. 164 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 3:41 am

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/10/20121031125628201905.html

    Asian-Americans approve of Obama’s performance more than the national average and rate Romney considerably poorly.

    According to a recent survey of Asian-American citizens, Obama holds a large lead despite his lacklustre performance in the first debate, which has led to a late Romney surge. The latest survey was conducted among likely voters between September 21 and October 13, where Asian- Americans likely voters backed Obama 43 per cent to 24 per cent, with almost one-third undecided, according to a report by Karthick Ramakrishnan, Taeku Lee and the National Asian American Survey (NAAS).

    Why such a huge gap despite higher income and education levels among Asian-Americans? Why are Asians not voting with their wallets for Romney in higher proportions? Is it the history of immigration, ethnicity, race or class that draws them to Obama?

    Ramakrishnan speculated that “Asian-Americans either weren’t paying much attention to the debate or they weren’t greatly influenced by pundits who criticised Obama’s October 3 debate performance”. Or may be Asian-Americans were “smart” enough to see through the many personalities of Mitt Romney?

    Among Indian-Americans, democratic support is even stronger: Obama 68 per cent, Romney 5 per cent and undecided 25 per cent, despite Obama’s rhetorical attacks on outsourcing; his job approval rating is at 81 per cent among Indian-Americans.

    The support for Obama among Indian Americans is statistically higher than any other Asian-American subgroup: Chinese (43 per cent), Filipino (32 per cent), Vietnamese (24 per cent), Korean (49 per cent), Japanese (49 per cent), Cambodian (59 per cent) and Hmong (56 per cent).

    Asian-Americans approve of President Obama’s performance more than the national average (59 per cent vs 50 per cent) and rate Mitt Romney considerably poorly than the national average (30 per cent vs 45 per cent).

    Asian-Americans highlight similar issues as the rest of the country; the economy and jobs are by far the most important issues, followed by healthcare and education. Women’s rights and healthcare works in Obama’s favour, while the deficit favours Mitt Romney.

    A majority of Asian-Americans claim to be non-partisan (51 per cent are Independent or have no party affiliation). In this sample of more 3,000 telephone respondents, one in six Asian-Americans (17 per cent) lives in a battleground state during the 2012 presidential election.

    Well, I have done my part. :)

  36. 167 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 3:59 am

  37. 168 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:04 am

  38. 169 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:08 am

  39. 171 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:10 am

  40. 174 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:17 am

    A Chrysler executive told Donald Trump in a Tweet on Thursday that the real estate executive and television personality was “full of shit” for repeating a notion that Chrysler is shipping U.S. Jeep production to China, which the automaker refutes.

    Ralph Gilles, the head of product design for Chrysler, became the second top Chrysler executive in three days to strongly deny the claim, which was first made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week to a crowd in Ohio.

    Trump, from his Twitter account, said, “Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China–and will!”

    To which Gilles, from his Twitter account, responded to Trump: “You are full of shit!”

    In a second Tweet, Gilles added: “I apologize for my language, but lies are just that, lies.”

    On Tuesday, Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, in an e-mail to employees, also flatly denied Romney’s claim.

    “I feel obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China,” Marchionne wrote.

    • 175 susanne
      November 2, 2012 at 5:00 am

      the question is, is there still time before tuesday for the rethugs to claim that they forced jeep to abandon plans to ship american jobs to china? they did that! what stupendous negotiators!

  41. 177 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:18 am

  42. 178 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:18 am

  43. 179 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 4:19 am

  44. 180 jeff
    November 2, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I have to ask… Which is the worse in the media circles (besides fixed News) I know they ALL suck but which is the absolute worse/biased against the president?

    CNN
    MSNBC
    Huffington Post
    Politico
    The Young Turks/youtube

    • 181 Melissa
      November 2, 2012 at 5:03 am

      I have never watched the young turks so I have no idea what they talk about. But Cenk is a pompous jackass, that I know.
      Of the remaining list, I have to say Politico. I occasionally watch CNN and go to Huff a few times, and MSNBC is very watchable from 7-10 ( depending on the guests and if one of the hosts isn’t having a weird day).
      I haven’t been on Politico in over a year , I think. They are just terrible. After their whole ” Oh Noez, blacks/ jews /women / latino / young people are abandonning PBO in drooves!!!”, I completely gave up. They can have 9 stories up, 7 of them will be against the President, one completely unrelated about anything ( usually washed up celebrities saying stupid stuff) and 1 that is “supposed” to be for the president but containing so many passive-aggressive swipes, it ends up being stupid.

    • November 2, 2012 at 6:58 am

      I have been saying since Feb-2007, that Politico is nothing but the Drudge Report on steroids. Mike Allen and the two Jim what ever their last name is, are staunch RWers. Doing the Bush Admin, Mike Allen was a WH corespondent for I think NewsWeek and Karl Rove gave him special access. His questions to GWB or Press Sec was strictly of the brown-nose type. As to the others:

      2. CNN
      3. HuffPost
      4. Cenk of Young Turks
      5. MSNBC – Andrea Mitchell & Chuck Todd. I don’t really give a shit about Morning_Joke, because he’s like Faux News

    • 184 mophene
      November 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Definitely Politico. CNN, MSNBC et al, use them as a source instead of doing their damn job.

  45. 185 99ts
    November 2, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I don’t see the young turks – of the others worst
    1. politico
    2 cnn
    3 msnbc
    4 huff

    Huff always has some pro PBO and at the minute has more than a few. Thus said, the Huff herself is no democrat – and no negative comments EVER appear on her posts

  46. 186 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 5:32 am

  47. 187 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 5:34 am

  48. 188 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

    • 189 amk for obama
      November 2, 2012 at 5:38 am

      For anybody who voted for Obama in 2008 and had even the vaguest sense of his platform, the notion that he has fallen short of some plausible performance threshold seems to me unfathomable.

      Obama’s résumé of accomplishments is broad and deep, running the gamut from economic to social to foreign policy. The general thrust of his reforms, especially in economic policy, has been a combination of politically radical and ideologically moderate. The combination has confused liberals into thinking of Obamaism as a series of sad half-measures, and conservatives to deem it socialism, but the truth is neither. Obama’s agenda has generally hewed to the consensus of mainstream economists and policy experts. What makes the agenda radical is that, historically, vast realms of policy had been shaped by special interests for their own benefit. Plans to rationalize those things, to write laws that make sense, molder on think-tank shelves for years, even generations. They are often boring. But then Obama, in a frenetic burst of activity, made many of them happen all at once.

      A great read

  49. 191 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 6:03 am

  50. 192 99ts
    November 2, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Seems the GOP is going to call fraud when PBO wins – all those GOP machines are voting for PBO

    http://ralstonreports.com/blog/gop-obscenely-tries-cast-doubt-elections-veracity#.UJOZRYafZko

    And the 6 states they are targeting NV, OH, KS (interesting, what are the internals for Kansas – Nate Silver gives GOP 100%), NC, MO, CO

    They cheat their way into power, spend millions (& 4 years) trying to defeat PBO and just can’t believe that people like their President and vote for him.

    • 193 99ts
      November 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

      “But for an organization such as the RNC to put out this kind of garbage for ONE reason – and that is to raise the specter of a fixed election – is absolutely unconscionable. It’s also a sign of desperation and panic that Mitt Romney is in trouble – here and in other battleground states.
      Late today, Secretary of State Ross Miller appropriately responded to the RNC by pointing out he had vetted similar complaints in 2010 and labeling as “irresponsible” the GOP’s attempts to “undermine the public’s confidence in the electoral process.””

      Romney is losing – BIG – he’s about to find out there are some things that money can’t buy – not even when corporations are people.

      • November 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

        The record has proven that it is the Republican Party that fixes elections. For them to say that these elections are being fixed is innoculation for them stealing this election, point the finger at the Democrats, whilst they do all the stealing and rigging of votes. Like Acorn, accuse them of voter fraud, while they have paid outfits to do that very thing. They are always doing their dirt under the rader. I believe that they are stealing the election as we speak. However they will fail.

  51. 195 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    burns for mitt

  52. 196 pinkbunny92
    November 2, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Morning All! Was perusing early morning political headlines, when I came across this nugget of news:

    —————————————
    A trusted Democratic operative sent us some data on the early and absentee ballot vote in Florida so far to make the point that Barack Obama is crushing Mitt Romney when it comes to banking the votes of sporadic and infrequent voters before election day. So far more than 3 million Floridians have cast a ballot by absentee, mail-in ballot or in-person early vote ballot. Democrats lead by more than 60,000 votes, but it’s the unlikely voter numbers that jump out:
    —————————————

    To read more on the break out of SPORADIC voters click on the article.

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/democrats-crushing-republicans-sporadic-fla-voters-early-voting#comments

    But what it means is that even if likely voter model is even between Romney and the President, then b/c of huge early vote of sporadic voters, President Obama has the big advantage!!!

    GO FLORIDA!!!!

    I still keep my prediction at 347 Certainly winning NV, NH, OH, IA, and WI.But I also give him VA, FL, and NC. so basically every single state he won in ’08 EXCEPT for Indiana!! But if there’s one state making me nervous, I confess it’s my new home state of NC.

  53. 199 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

  54. 200 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 7:23 am

  55. 201 Melissa
    November 2, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Thoughts for the people of Staten Island. Good thing that Janet Napolitano will be heading out there today ( according to LO, probably the first time a Cabinet member EVER went to Staten Island in its history). The images are devastating and those two little boys who lost their lives brought me to tears.

  56. 202 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 7:29 am

    But if you ask today’s Harvard Business School students who they would vote for next week, Romney would lose in a landslide. Two surveys by The Harbus, the MBA student newspaper at Harvard, showed yesterday (Oct. 30), that Obama had the support of 65% of the students versus 32% for HBA alumnus Romney.

    The lopsided result may seem surprising, especially because Romney used his MBA (he also graduated with a Harvard law degree as a dual-degree student) to carve out a highly successful career at Bain Capital, one of the most prestigious MBA employers on the planet. It’s a path that many current Harvard MBAs would love to follow. The Harbus said the two latest surveys were completed by 668 students, more than a third of the MBA candidates on campus.

    As Clark Peterson of The Harbus had pointed out in an earlier story, “Romney appears to be the ideal of what 85% of HBS students want to be—in private equity. Seriously though, the guy founded Bain Capital. Made a fortune in business. Managed high-profile projects like the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Raised a large, successful family. And he gives back to the community. God may have put Romney on Earth just to make HBS students feel downright inferior. What gives?”

    Peterson, a second-year student himself who had been a legislative aide to conservative Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), believes that “Barack Obama is just a damn likable fellow, particularly to younger voters like HBS students. He seems to get it. He seems to speak the same language. There’s a cultural and generational affinity.”

  57. 203 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 7:48 am

  58. 205 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 8:03 am

  59. November 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I notice turners is desperately trying to turn this into a Katrina like response!
    The reason Bush was maligned after Katrina, he just flew over, didn’t land, Trucks outside City of NOLA for five Days, while People starved, heck of a job Brownie etc.
    Thus, the news disgusts me!

  60. November 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

  61. 208 globalcitizenlinda
    November 2, 2012 at 8:15 am

    reading The Nation’s report about MittTheSerialLiar and his personal benefit from the auto-bailout, I am really angry. I

    wish this story had featured more prominently during the last two months because, there are a number of Delphi car parts plants that closed in the midwest and especially in Ohio.

    Just a few feet from where I am typing this note from is a site of one such Delphi plant that used to employ thousands of Ohioans and I recall the anguish of the workers when it closed.

  62. November 2, 2012 at 8:17 am

    The folks at the very top don’t need another champion in Washington. The people who need a champion in Washington are the Americans whose letters I read at night; the men and women I meet on the trail every day. The cooks and cleaning staff working overtime at a Las Vegas hotel. The furniture worker retraining for a career in biotechnology at age 55. The teacher who’s forced to spend less time with each student in her crowded classroom. Her kids, who dream of becoming something great. Every small business owner trying to expand and do right by his or her employees — all of these Americans need a champion in Washington.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/02/opinion/obama-vision-for-america/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

  63. November 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

  64. November 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Revisions up 92k for a total of 263k jobs added.
    He will survive this report, it’s good!
    Phew!

  65. November 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

    YAYAYAYYY!!

    171,000 jobs added. Unemployment rate goes up to 7.9%. US added more jobs than analysts expected.

    Good morning, OTeam!!

    • November 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Wait, why does the UE rate tick up?

      • November 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

        More people entering the work force.

      • 220 anniebella
        November 2, 2012 at 8:43 am

        If the UE goes up that gives the MSM something negative to talk about, in their attempt to help Romney. But 171,000 jobs is not bad. We still are gaining jobs, we are moving in the right direction. Forward, not backward, and if we can get rid of some of those extreme Rethugs in the House and Senate, and put people who will work with this President for the good of the country, jobs will grow faster.

        • 221 amk for obama
          November 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

          BBC – But the official figures from the Labor Department showed that the unemployment rate still rose to 7.9%, having fallen to 7.8% in September, as more workers resumed the search for jobs.

          Only people who are currently looking for a job count as unemployed.

      • November 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

        trying to find the raw numbers because what you find is that its just rounding, the 7.8 may have been rounded down bec. full number was 7.844 something, but because for example, the latest raw number increases by 0.001 to 7.845, if you convert this to a one decimal point number it is rounded up to 7.9 .

        If it increases by same amount next few months, it will still show as 7.9

    • November 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

  66. 224 dudette9t9
    November 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

    President John F. Kennedy encourages you to show how strongly you believe in our democracy by exercising your right to vote on Tuesday, November 6.

    • 225 Pamela
      November 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Well, that did it… Now I’m crying. I woke up thinking the real reason ‘they’ hate PBO, he is showing them how the job is done! Love you guys, can’t wait for rise and shine, gotta move it! {{{{{Chipsticks}}}}} {{{{TOD}}}}

  67. November 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Good morning TOD family. Happy TGIF. 171,000 jobs created in Oct ER 7.9%

  68. 227 mophene
    November 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

    The Ralph Giles/ Donald Trump Ttwitter feud made the front page of the Detroit Free Press this morning! Both of their tweets were pictured above the fold. This is definately not the 2008 election. In other news, early voiting is off the hook in Michigan!

  69. 228 dudette9t9
    November 2, 2012 at 8:43 am

  70. 229 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

  71. 230 dudette9t9
    November 2, 2012 at 8:52 am

  72. 231 utaustinliberal
    November 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    We have fantastic news!

  73. 232 anniebella
    November 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Was Chuck Todd there to see the crowd in Colorada?

  74. 233 dudette9t9
    November 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

  75. 234 JER
    November 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

    | Watch Live | Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama in Palm Beach, Florida: http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1

  76. 235 Bill R.
    November 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

  77. 236 anniebella
    November 2, 2012 at 8:57 am

    POTUS will have an campaign event in Ohio this morning.

  78. 237 dudette9t9
    November 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

  79. 239 utaustinliberal
    November 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

    More fantastic news.

  80. 241 Esmerelda
    November 2, 2012 at 9:18 am

    VP Biden Top Ten reasons to vote early on Letterman.

  81. 243 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

    • 244 Bill
      November 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

      George W. Bush was speaking at a closed investors conference in the Cayman Islands yesterday for a big fee.

    • 245 vcprezofan2
      November 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Hi there, Amk! Afternoon to you, my man. Why are you calling my GOP pal names so early in HIS day?

  82. 246 Esmerelda
    November 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Sam Wang’s prediction as of this morning: 318EV, 96% chance of victory.

    http://election.princeton.edu/

  83. 251 desertflower
    November 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

    GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I heard this on Thom Hartmann yesterday…http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/109509/gop-crs-drop-dead

    The New York Times reports that on September 28 the Library of Congress’s nonpartisan Congressional Research Service withdrew, under pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R.-Ky., and other Senate Republicans, a widely-circulated study concluding that since 1945 tax cuts have had no measurable impact on economic growth.

    In other words…they wanted to keep the false meme going that those tax cuts would help the economy when they KNEW they wouldn’t! and didn’t want the rest of AMERICA to know!!

  84. 252 hopefruit2
    November 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

    • November 2, 2012 at 9:40 am

      THANK YOU, hf. So tired of this meme. It’s not about luck. The amount of sheer foresight, planning and organization at every level of the administration to manage this beast we call the United States with efficiency and vision is staggering and PBO is the BEST at this on any given day of the week.

      • 254 hopefruit2
        November 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

        Exactly! And we also know that were the situation reversed, the MSM would never attribute it to simply “bad luck.” They would hold his policies and governing skills/abilities fully responsible for the situation.

    • 255 forus50
      November 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

      What a friggin idiot. Luck???!! Ezra Klein is correct on his assessment of political happenings about 40% of the time. Which is the best they can do in DC/NY reporting on anything.

    • 256 edp4bho
      November 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Morning TOD. Hopefruit, I do believe that after PBO’s re-election, we all need to commission a trophy for you, in honor of your unwavering, 110% positive and determined support of President Obama. You have never strayed, nor panicked, nor beefed about any of the ups and downs of his administration and this campaign, for as long as I’ve been viewing this site. I really do commend your fortitude. God bless you for your loyalty.

  85. 257 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

  86. 258 desertflower
    November 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

    TOTALLY O/T…but you have to see this anyway, PLEASE DO NOT BE EATING OR DRINKING! You will snort:) Friday morning chuckle:)

  87. 262 dotster3
    November 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

  88. 263 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

  89. 264 utaustinliberal
    November 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

    More awesome news.

  90. 265 amk for obama
    November 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hallo, hallo, hallo

  91. November 2, 2012 at 9:48 am


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