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Nov
12

‘Keep Hope Alive’

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@BarackObama

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Coming up (all times ET):

3:15: Michelle Obama in Charlotte

4:10: President Obama delivers remarks at Nationwide Arena, Columbus (still not sure about this one, some schedules say 2:25 ET)

6:10: Michelle Obama in Orlando

7:0: VP Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at the American Civil War Center in Richmond, Va.

10:50: President Obama and Michelle Obama deliver remarks in Des Moines

(I hope all these times are right, will correct asap if they’re not)

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193 Responses to “‘Keep Hope Alive’”


  1. 1 Nena20409
    November 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Go Bruce and TOD.

    • 2 dudette9t9
      November 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Go Nena20409 — Smokin’ Fast! Congrats!

      • 3 Nena20409
        November 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        Thanks dear lady Dudette. Fingers were still shaking for I have Not slept since yesterday…..Amk, VC, and Co are just having serious influence in my sleeping habit?

        I watched the SEAL Team 6 and Once Upon A Time from 2-5 am.

        • 4 dudette9t9
          November 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

          OMG! Even I’m not that bad. :-) Get some rest, so you can celebrate tomorrow!

          • 5 Nena20409
            November 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

            I am just so wired. So excited. So bumped…..I can’t help it. A price….that my body is willing to pay…..I am guessing, now.

            • November 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

              Take a nap this afternoon so you can stay up for President Obama’s very last rally tonight. You can’t miss that. You can sleep in tomorrow, because the action will really be in the afternoon. The media will likely be unbearable during the day.

  2. November 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Is it possible? 1st??

  3. 12 Nena20409
    November 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    The Bruce part in WI was just the right tone and it fits with all that pres Obama has been doing.

    I was shading happy tears. It was fantastic.

  4. November 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I love Bruce’s description of the winds of change in the video. I’m roughly his age and am grateful for the era we’ve experienced.

  5. November 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  6. 18 Sosena
    November 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    This New Poll Has Devastated Mitt Romney’s Campaign http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-obama-iowa-des-moines-register-poll-2012-11?0=politics via @bi_politics

    • 19 Nena20409
      November 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Romney and his Co sought the DMR endorsement, got it and the Voters in IA said…..Not too fast. Corporation may be people in Romney’s world. And he said those words in IA. But in IA and USA, people have the Power to Vote. People elect presidents.

  7. 21 Nena20409
    November 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    And I had no idea that Neil Diamond was political, let alone being out their Phone-banking for pres Obama? That was a surprise to me. A very welcomed surprise.

  8. 31 eiresicilia
    November 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Donald Trump Caught Lying About China On Romney’s Behalf – BUSTED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_GpCow0Jhk&feature=colike

  9. November 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    From the Department of Can’t Make This Idiocy Up:

    Romney’s closing tagline? “Tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow.”

    Too stupid for words.

  10. 43 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    • 44 HZ
      November 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Good Morning Chips and my TOD Family. Another beautiful day out on the westcoast. Lovely. Making calls today. Good results so far. Taking a break now because of faintness with my heart, BUT Do Not Worry, just pray for me. I will not negelect my health, but I have to finish this for our POTUS.

      Now, I saw Miss Pat here a few nights ago, and I want to shout out. Hope all is well, Miss Pat. Love you bunch.

      If anyone is nervous, meditate, pray out loud, and make some calls. The calls will help you connect with someone and also will help POB. We are almost there. Okay. Be of good thoughts, keep good thoughts into your space, and also put some good energies going out to POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS and SLOTUS. Please.

      ((((((((((((((((((((((((((( I love you all so much and lots of hugs to our Chips)))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

      • 45 amk for obama
        November 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        Hi HZ. Thanks for the volunteering. Take care of yourself first (as they say in planes – wear your mask first before helping others. :) )

      • 46 miss pat
        November 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        I am here HZ. Turned off the TV and I am here praying for peace for all of us. Those of us who are nervous, don’t be. Just pray.
        And like I said before their team is praying too but our prayers will cancel out theirs because they are evil and wicked.
        Stay blessed, take time to rest and thanks for all you did and are doing.

  11. 47 dotster3
    November 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist

    • 48 miss pat
      November 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Trying not to laugh. I want the Lord to hear my prayers today and tomorrow so I will be good.

      • 49 miss pat
        November 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

        Did the NY Daily News endorse Romwho? If so I am not every buying that rag again. And I’ve been reading them faithfully since 1969.

  12. November 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  13. 51 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  14. 55 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    VP Joey & Dr. Jill’s excellent adventures before Lakewood event yesterday:

    “Careening through Ohio on a whirlwind junket for the last Sunday before Election Day, Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise morning stop at My Friends Restaurant in Cleveland. Joined by Dr. Jill Biden, the Veep caused yells of excitement as he entered the Detroit Street eatery shortly after 11:00 AM. Greeting staff and patrons, and introducing himself as “Jill’s husband,” Biden bought a cheesecake and a coconut custard pie–leaving a tip of about 50%–and then offered a ride in his official limo to Amira and Amir Nasrallah, 17-year-old twins who work at the restaurant. (Above: The Veep with Amira, who is a hostess)

    The visit to the eatery came ahead of a rally at Lakewood High School in nearby Lakewood, where the twins attend school. “You’re going to my high school,” Amira told the Vice President, but she added that she wasn’t going because she had to work.

    After asking Amira the distance from the restaurant to the high school, Biden said “Now, if you ride with us, will you be able to get back?”

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    Why don’t you ride in my car with me, okay?” Biden said.

    “Oh my God!” Amira shrieked.

    “You see this lovely young woman? We’re gonna let her ride with me, in my limo, to the high school,” Biden told his aides.

    And indeed, the teen and her brother, a bus boy, hopped into the limo with the Vice President and Dr. Biden when they left to attend the rally.”

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/11/at-ohios-my-friends-restaurant-vice.html#more

    [The whole story made me smile!!)

  15. November 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Sally Kohn got her endorsement of PBO published on the Faux News website! She’s asking for help in making it go viral. Wouldn’t that rub salt into Faux News nose? If you can link, tweet or otherwise give her a hand, here’s the link:

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/02/why-am-voting-for-barack-obama/

    Excerpt: “And when disaster strikes, whether it’s the storms of nature or poverty or a terrorist attack, President Obama will ensure our government is there not to get in the way but to help. Through the most trying of times, from when the walls of Wall Street came crashing down to when our forces crashed through the walls of Abbottabad, President Obama has been a strong leader for a strong nation — upholding the very best of our values and offering the best promise for our future. I hope you will join me in support President Barack Obama on November 6th.”

  16. 61 itgurl_29
    November 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  17. 62 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    It doesn’t get any better than this; well, until Jay Z later today!!!!

  18. 63 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  19. 64 57andfemale
    November 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    From Chuck Todd, of all people:

    Link: * http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/05/14942403-first-thoughts-all-comes-down-to-turnout-and-racial-composition?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

    Here’s one last point we want to make about our national poll: The survey found that 9% of the likely voters are up for grabs (meaning they’re undecided or just leaning to a candidate), and these folks have more positive feelings toward Obama than Romney. Obama’s job approval with them is 48% approve, 41% disapprove. What’s more, Obama’s fav/unfav with them is 46%/29%, vs. Romney’s upside down 22%-49%. Bottom line: Our pollsters see more of an opportunity for Obama among these voters and more of an uphill climb for Romney.

    • 65 amk for obama
      November 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      phuck chuck.

      • 66 57andfemale
        November 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        “Undecideds and indies breaking for PBO” — well, I find this terrific news even from the Fox News wannabe.

        Who, in a weird twist today, said he loves to watch the “Four More Years” video. He must have heard that most of us would rather get election results via carrier pigeon than watch him anchor election night coverage.

        A couple of tweets exhibited that sentiment.

      • 69 theo67
        November 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        Yup – he implies that most white people are just racists and voting by skin color. He’s in for a nasty surprise on Tuesday night. One would think they learned after 2008. There is no monolithic block – everyone is concerned about their futures, their families, their health. And nobody in their right mind would vote for a man who hasn’t articulated a cogent strategy, who keeps his money overseas, who still hasn’t mentioned the troops in his speeches and just uses the military as props – and who appears unstable. Every thinking person is voting for President Obama.

  20. 70 criquet
    November 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  21. 73 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    To show how huge a bullet we dodged 4 years ago, HBO is airing Game Change right now and will air it again tonight. The stakes are even higher now.

  22. November 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    More spam on the blog promoting a ‘Canada Goose Lodge Down Hoody Red Winter Jacket’ – VC? Are you sure this isn’t your new business? :lol:

  23. 79 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Woooooot! :-)

    99-year-old Florida woman casts first-ever ballot for Obama

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/05/99-year-old-florida-woman-casts-first-ever-ballot-for-obama/

    [video accompanies article]
    ————————————

    After living through women’s suffrage, Jim Crow and dozens of presidencies, a 99-year-old Florida woman cast her first-ever ballot last week, and she voted for President Barack Obama.

    “I said I’m going to vote if the Lord spares my life this time,” Rosie Lewis told NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort Meyers. “I made up my mind to vote.”

    Lewis said that she’s been inspired by how the president has motivated her family to become active in the political process. “I love Obama,” she said.

    A family friend said she turned in Lewis’s mail ballot last week.

    The video below is from NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.

  24. November 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    My sister will be at the Michelle Obama event today in Charlotte. She called me this morning and said that she had to work at least “four” hours today lol before she could leave but she wanted to leave earlier for the event. She did not even know the First Lady was going to be there until I told her Saturday. She got a ticket. She met Dr. Jill Biden one day last week as Dr. Biden surprised them in the OFA office. My sister is 44 yrs old and very Fired Up in NC for PBO!!!

  25. 83 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  26. 84 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  27. November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  28. November 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Do you all see MSNBainC in those Microphones?
    I guess they don’t care?

  29. 88 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    • November 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      That article says Bachmann will win her race. Too bad.

      • November 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        Some people are gluttons for punishment. I mean what has she exactly done for this district? I mean besides secretly begging for more stimulus money.

      • 91 theo67
        November 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        If she wins, she’ll be even more crazy and unbearable. I mean, what more does she have to do for people to finally get the message? How much more craven and crazy does she need to get. She accuses the President of the United States and American citizens of all sorts of outrageous nonsense, and has done ZERO for the people whom she’s supposed to represent. She extends rabid conspiracies that belong in the loony bin, and she’s just deplorable.

  30. 92 Bill R.
    November 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  31. 93 Bill R.
    November 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  32. 94 Joy
    November 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Hey e1, I found a free youtube link to Seal Team 6 online, the movie. Not sure how long it will stay up so best grab it while you can

    • 95 utaustinliberal
      November 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      You freaking rock!

    • 96 Nena20409
      November 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      That is just awesome. For those Canadian TODville Community, please download this and watch it. If I can’t sleep again tonight, I will watch it again.

    • November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      thanks! i just downloaded it to watch later and keep as a reminder of what the President did to keep the world a little more safer :)

    • November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Amazing, Joy! You are AMAZING!!!

      Have downloaded it thanks to downloadhelper :)

      #FORWARD

    • 99 vcprezofan2
      November 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      THAT was really hard on my poor heart, but thank you, Joy. Reminded me of when I went to see Red Tails and had my eyes covered 75% of the time. Of course I vowed then ‘never again’ am I going to an action movie, so the fact my heart is still pounding is all my own fault.

      Maybe PBO’s speech will calm me down and refocus my mind.

  33. November 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  34. 101 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    New York’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into hundreds of complaints of prices being increased in the aftermath of storm Sandy.

    Eric Schneiderman said the largest number of complaints concerned increased fuel prices, but other emergency supplies were also affected.

    “Price gouging” of essential consumer goods is forbidden under New York law.

    ///

    Mr Schneiderman said that consumers had contacted him to report “possible gouging for emergency supplies like generators, hotels raising rates due to ‘high demand’, as well as increased prices for food and water”.

    In a statement, the attorney general said that under New York state law, retailers were not allowed to charge “unconscionably excessive prices” for goods required for personal, family or household purposes when there was an abnormal disruption of the market.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20212288

  35. 109 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  36. 110 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Love the super smarts — see last sentence:

    “President will be in Columbus, Ohio, joined by rap star Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen. His rally will take place at the Nationwide Arena at 1701 Morse Road. It happens to be right across the street from 1700 Morse Road, a vacant department store that is now doing double duty as a polling place that is open for early voting. The campaign has in the past hired busses to transport early voters to polling locations, but this time, they can walk, dance or skip across the street to do their civic duty.”

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/11/at-long-last-final-day-on-campaign.html#more

  37. 112 Bill R.
    November 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  38. November 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Can i just take this time to say how much i hate Andrea “Skeleton” Mitchell? My God! The Republican in her is SCREAMING to come out in full force and can’t stand Obama’s momentum or the reality of him winning.

    • 116 Nena20409
      November 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      I call her ugly. I can’t stand her or Todd or Gregory, etc.
      Once this election is over, we need to come up with best way to start to truly help reform the media…..or our democratic republic is doomed for decades.

    • 119 jacquelineoboomer
      November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      *Skeleton*

      Perfect. I inadvertently watched 10 minutes of Chuck “Enthusiasm Gap” Todd this morning, and almost broke the teevee. I’m done with them until Martin and Rev. Al.

      Yes, let’s think how sad those poor ___s are going to feel when our President is re-elected in an enthusiastic landslide. That’ll keep us upbeat all day.

  39. November 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

  40. 127 57andfemale
    November 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I will accept no scolding for linking to this poll or to dKos. The top number doesn’t matter due to the RWNJ’s who are voting against the Muslim who will take away their Medicare — the internals are great:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/05/1155975/-Final-pre-election-Daily-Kos-SEIU-State-of-the-Nation-poll-Obama-50-48

  41. 129 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Updated FL Early Vote numbers (this is a site nate silver also too cites)

    Total votes cast 4,469,393 (52.9% of 2008 total)
    Dem 42.9%
    Rep 39.1%
    None/Oth 18.0%

    http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2012.html

    From a 5 point deficit just a week back to 3.8% lead now

    Amazing stuff. Great ground games.

    Hats off to jovie and the gang.

  42. 131 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Just posting this because it’s broken down re: timezones. FLOTUS will speak at 3:15 PM in Charlotte, and at 6:10 PM in Orlando.

    Rest of Monday, November 5, 2012

    EDT

    2:05PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Columbus, Ohio
    Rickenbacker International Airport
    Open Press

    4:10PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
    Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
    Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

    8:25PM THE PRESIDENT departs Columbus, Ohio
    Rickenbacker International Airport
    Open Press

    CDT

    9:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Des Moines, Iowa
    Des Moines International Airport
    Open Press

    9:50PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY deliver remarks at a campaign event
    Intersection of East 4th Street and East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa
    Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

    11:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Des Moines, Iowa
    Des Moines International Airport
    Open Press

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    CDT

    12:05AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive Chicago, Illinois
    O’Hare International Airport
    Open Press

  43. 134 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  44. 137 4morefor44
    November 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    funny comparison to 2008 with all “the news” and right wingers trying to force their usual false narratives on the day before the election.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/05/1127588/-Four-Years-Ago-An-Utterly-Wrong-Right-Wing-Prediction-of-McCain-s-Election-Night-Landslide

  45. 138 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  46. 139 jeff
    November 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    One of my favorite authors George R.R. Martin is really hoping that PBO wins the election. ;)

  47. November 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Intrade has Obama’s chance of winning at 67.2% with shares selling at $6.72 per share – 3,309,865 shares have been traded.
    Romney’s chance of winning is at 33% with shares selling at $3.27 per share – 2,852,657 shares have been traded.

    http://www.intrade.com/v4/misc/scoreboard/

  48. 144 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Woot!

  49. 145 dudette9t9
    November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Cantor has GOT to go! Do you hear me VA voters? Fire that bastard!!

  50. 147 Bill R.
    November 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Noticed a lot of fear mongering about OH and protracted vote fights. I live in OR and I am confident PBO will be pronounced re-elected for four more years fifteen minutes after the polls close here. 8:15 PST or 11:15 PST . With or without OH he will have 270 + by then.

  51. 148 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Another lol comment at bj. http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/05/how-low-will-they-go-open-thread/#comment-3928361

    Unskewed politics has the entire country plus Canada going for Romney.

    Obama wins Kenya, Indonesia and Mecca.

  52. 156 FiredUpInCA
    November 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the link BobFr

    This New Poll Has Devastated Mitt Romney’s Campaign

    Republican strategists say that the Romney campaign was dejected by the poll, a well-respected public opinion survey from Iowa’s largest daily newspaper.

    The poll found Obama leading Romney 47% to 42%, an advantage that appears to be driven in part by an improved economic outlook among Iowa voters and persistent negative perceptions of Romney (Obama beats Romney by 10 points on the question of trustworthiness, by 10 points on honesty, and by 15 points on the question of which candidate is more caring.)

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-obama-iowa-des-moines-register-poll-2012-11#ixzz2BNMJlUrj

    Forty-seven percent. Sweet.

    It is not my job to take of these people who will not take responsibility for their craven, cynical, gutter campaign.

    PPP did their final poll and gave this prediction:

    http://twitter.com/ppppolls/statuses/265511229915807744?tw_i=265511229915807744&tw_e=details&tw_p=tweetembed

    When you consider the fact that “after proportioning the states that will definitively vote for each candidate, Mr. Obama has 237 electoral votes and Romney has 191 ( http://bitly.com/SO2UDf ) Romney/Ryan achieved NOTHING. Their dog whistles and exploitation of the tragedy in Benghazi and their serial lies, did not gain them a single electoral vote over what they were expected to win.

    Absolutely, positively, pathetic.

    Citizen’s United and post-truth politics lost. We the people won.

    • November 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      So according to them, the President doesn’t need Florida at all. Hmm. By that reckoning, he doesn’t even need Ohio to win. So they can hang those elections up for as long as they like, it still won’t change the result.

  53. 158 otter44
    November 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    The voters of Florida and Ohio and No. Carolina are my heroes…..I am grateful for their courage, their stamina, their love of democracy. I believe that the stench of suppression is on the republicans and will change the course of our future. It has heightened everyone’s awareness of the importance of voting. The real time tweets allow us to be there….Praying for the President, his family, the TOD community. Thank you everyone.

  54. 159 vcprezofan2
    November 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    POTUS and FLOTUS often say that the ground game is the axle of our campaign and I know that many of you here have been actively involved in small and large ways. While watching this video several TODobots organizers came to mind, and I feel like doing a ‘shout out’ during the day. I know I won’t get everybody, but hey, others of you can help

    So, here goes with the gals and guys who popped right into my head –

    Thanks heaps for your organizational involvement in what is no doubt a big piece of world history….
    Isonprize
    Linda from WiW
    Jackie G
    Chips C
    DonnaD4O
    Jovie
    Alycee
    ______________
    ______________
    ______________

    ….. you have improved the quality of the change going on in our world by making it more likely for a world leader to win and keep his rightful place in history. I truly appreciate the commitment you have displayed throughout.

  55. 162 amk for obama
    November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Gunnite folks. The devils are out already in this part of the world.

    Remember, #ObamaBiden2012 in a #Landslide tomorrow. Don’t fuck it up.

  56. November 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  57. 164 susanne
    November 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    happy happy good morning chips and tods! so glad to be here with you wonderful people, and so proud of all who have done the gritty work of getting the election to this peak point.

    i just want to stay here all day and night, but have to go out for cheesy puffs and….what is our beverage? honestly, i had to swear off cheesy puffs because my body began to resemble a clot of them, but this is a special occasion!

    and i want to be in virtual sync with you all, straight through to tomorrow night, when our president stands up and declares that yes! he will be our president for four more years!!!

    aloha oe~

  58. 165 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Smartypants http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/11/our-answer-to-obstructionist.html

    Our answer to obstructionist Republicans…coming tomorrow:

    Remember when Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president?”

    Well, tomorrow we get to make McConnell a failure at the single most important thing he was trying to accomplish.

    Is that what you call revenge voting? If so…I’m all for it!

  59. 166 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Desperate much?

  60. 172 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Iran Red Crescent Society:

    TEHRAN — Iranian rescuers and aid workers are on standby to fly to New York City to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the head of Iran’s Red Crescent Organization said on Wednesday.

    “We are ready to help the flood-stricken people of America,” Mahmud Mozaffar, who leads the organization, told the semiofficial Fars News Agency.

    His men stand ready to board planes and fly to the United States to help out, assuming the American government accepts Iran’s offer, he said.

  61. November 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Well hiddeee hoooo OOOOOssss!!!!! It’s a great getting up day on TOD boulevard again wouldn’t you say?? This has been a most enlightening journey. It actually started in ’07 when Senator Obama declared his intention to run for the Presidency. I’d known of him before then when he ran here in Illinois for Congress and lost, then for State Senator. I have always pulled for him even for his initial toe dip into politics. So now, here he is making his last rounds of campaigns speeches. I feel like I know him personally. Illinois has produced two of the best Presidents to serve this nation.

    My countdown political take for today is the second to the last one. It’s merely to say that it’s time for the big payoff and I can’t wait. It feels like waiting for Xmas as a child. You knew you were good, so you knew Santa was going to bring something. The anticipation was in waiting to see just what and just how much you’d have waiting under the tree. So ho, ho, ho, let’s go!!!!

  62. November 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    ok, now there is reporting that Romney will be campaigning in Cleveland and Pittsburgh tomorrow??? WTF?

    Ok, now I really believer that Romney camp is desperate. They won’t even let their guy rest??? Methinks he will lose Penn and Ohio. Plus isn’t Cleveland a Dem stronghold? I’m guessing he’s gonna try to keep Obama voters totals low? To finish our win in Ohio we will run up the numbers in Dems strongholds like Cleveland I believe.

    I don’t trust Romney camp not to try hands on voter suppression.

    • 179 57andfemale
      November 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      His internal polling in OH must really suck.

    • November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      isn’t Cleveland where Romney’s son has invested in the voting machines???

    • 182 57andfemale
      November 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      He’s going for the PUMA vote — get a few more angry, white, uneducated males to vote against their interests.

      We do need good turnout from Philly and other Dem strongholds, though. Sometimes they under-perform but they CANNOT do that this time. We need every single solitary vote. We have to show that we CAN fight, we won’t be intimidated and we can overcome their dirty, secret money with real, live voters.

  63. 183 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-final-sign-that-campaign-is-losing.html

    The final sign that a campaign is losing. Recruiting Sarah Palin for robo-calls. Update!

    …. After keeping Sarah Palin as far away from their campaign as possible, and even going so far as to bar her from the national convention (Even though she was last year’s VP!), now the Romney campaign has decided that they have nothing to lose by bringing in the most polarizing political figure in the country.

    If we EVER needed a further indication of just how poorly the Romney campaign feels they are doing, THIS is it.

    P.S. Uh..did anybody else notice that even at this late date Palin STILL cannot bring herself to actually ask people to vote for Romney? Yeah this bitch just can’t let ANYTHING go!

    Update: Apparently last night the Lunatic from Lake Lucille finally DID ask people to vote for Romney in a ghostwritten, rambling, no doubt Red Bull fueled. missive on her Facebook page. …

  64. 185 lamh35
    November 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    @politicalwire
    David Axelrod on Dick Morris: “I’ve had a foot in my mouth plenty of times, but it’s always been my own!” http://pwire.at/TtP0pN

  65. 186 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Loveliness from Axe: :) :)

    “I’ve had a foot in my mouth plenty of times, but it’s always been my own!”

    — David Axelrod, quoted by BuzzFeed, jabbing Dick Morris on the prostitution scandal that forced him out of Bill Clinton’s inner circle.

  66. 187 57andfemale
    November 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Ya gotta give Nate Silver credit: he has a pretty strong spine of steel when he needs one. Calling out the MSM for the fools that they are when there was concerted effort to silence him. Good for Nate.

  67. November 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Read his columns at http://www.philly.com/smerconish. very good and true read

    http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20121104_The_Pulse__The_smearing_of_a_president__From_start__unrelenting__unfair.html

    The Pulse: The smearing of a president: From start, unrelenting, unfair
    Real patriots vote for or against candidates based on substance, not smears

  68. 189 donna dem 4 obama
    November 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  69. 190 xtine
    November 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    [Mitt has sweatflop and Cockroach Bros. want a full refund from KKKarl]:

    “Politico reports some of the large anti-Obama secret money groups – including the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity – have started paying as much as $15 per hour to get people to knock on doors and make phone calls, which could help Mitt Romney even the ground game playing field with President Obama.

    Also interesting: The Koch brothers network has been paying groups to use home-schooled high school kids for anti-Obama door-knocking, which the guys in charge of the program describe as “terrific government education.”

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/05/secret_money_funding_gop_ground_game.html


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