219 Responses to “‘Telling the President how we got engaged’”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Cute

  2. 7 Grab a Mop Grace
    November 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Good Sunday night friends,

  3. 8 Kreen
    November 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Good evening friends. And congrats on first Proud!

  4. 10 pkayden
    November 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    What a cute video!

  5. 13 vitaminlover
    November 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Just a thought….as it has been said, Willard truly thought that he was going to win What do you all think made him think that way or do you believe deep down that he knew he was toast from the get-go? Any thoughts, opinions. Just askin’.

    • November 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I think he’s saying he was blindsided because he conned a lot of money out of his investors. But if he truly was completely unaware of his date with destiny, then he’s even more of a bigger idiot than I thought.

      • 15 jacquelineoboomer
        November 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        Which, if I go strictly with my own thoughts, is QUITE the big idiot.

      • 19 vitaminlover
        November 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        So he is just that stupid you think? He does look stupid. How can someone be that stupid? Did he not see the writing on the wall?

        • 20 theo67
          November 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

          He never had to actually prove himself in anything. All his life, doors have been opened for him, and he credits himself with his success. That’s why they could mold and entire campaign on the “you didn’t build that” nonsense – because they actually don’t understand that the rich operate at a significant advantage over everyone else. Mitt got his job at Bain because Bain admired his father. Bain offered him the job to start the Bain Capital company, and even offered to provide him with an elaborate alibi if he failed. He’s been entitled his entire life, and he doesn’t even realize it. And I don’t think he’s very bright.

        • 23 Sara
          November 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

          I’m sick of Republicans saying they voted for Romney because he’s good at business. When or where was that – Bain Capitol? All he did there was steal pension funds and bankrupt businesses. Running a campaign is like running a business and people across all political parties acknowledge than Obama’s 2012 campaign was the best in history. During the Diane Sawyer interview, Plouffe said the whole business tone is set by the candidate and that Obama was brilliant. I am so grateful to be living during the presidency of Barack Obama. I expect him to have an immortal presence in the history books someday.

      • 25 desertflower
        November 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        I think that all his life he was used to getting everything he ever wanted. The people that he surrounded himself with were “yes” people and no one wanted to tell him something that he didn’t want to hear.

    • 27 vcprezofan2
      November 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      VL, I think Mitt thought he would win , given the fact that he is somewhat dense, he and AnnD felt entitled, his pals were throwing a lot of money his way, Rove was ‘on the case’ with his history of successful cheating, and the SOS in Ohio was frantically doing his part. I do think that near the last couple or so days he got nervous, but he still felt his experienced cheaters would pull him through. I mean, look at how many pundits whatever were saying he would have a landslide victory!

    • 29 FiredUpInCA
      November 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      We saw Willard’s deeply held beliefs in the leaked fundraising tapes.

      He spouted wingnut belief after wingnut belief, including that 47% of the U.S. are moochers and they are all supporters of the President. He believes that.

      He actually believed the right wing talking point that the President waited weeks to call the Benghazi attack an act of terror. Neither the candidate, nor anybody in his camp ever fact-checked that assertion. So he when he strode up to Candy Crawley, after the President corrected him, he was so sure that he had caught the President in a mistake or lie as he lectured the President on what he said in the Rose Garden. The bubble he lived in cost him big time.

      Then thinking he was in the midst of unstoppable momentum after Debate One, he was subdued in Debate Two and Three, not wanting to stop his upward trajectory. Good internal polling would have told him that his “Mittmentum” was shut down after they released the Biden.

      So it’s entirely possible that Willard was susceptible to the same confirmation bias that any of us are susceptible to–we sometimes believe what we want to believe and do not seek evidence to the contrary. Wealthy and powerful people are particularly vulnerable to this because they are often surrounded by people who are drawing large salaries from them and will say whatever their benefactor wants to hear so that they can keep drawing those large salaries.

      Having said all that, the truth is, Willard could just be lying again.

      • 30 vitaminlover
        November 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        ‘ Released the Biden’ love that . i also agree with lack of fact checking on his and his crew’s part. It’s like they thought that they didn’t have to verify because they were so perfectly invincible. Yes he could be lying too.

      • 31 theo67
        November 11, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        Great analysis, firedup – and I also love the line “released the Biden”. How appropriate!

    • 32 susanne
      November 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      i think he believes in his superiority. he expected to win, because that’s what superior people do. he was no more interested in governing than shrub. he wanted the title and acclaim, and he’d have let lyin’ or anyone else do the work.

      and he wanted miss ann to be first lady, sort of like super arm candy for him.

      i think he was sincerely surprised he lost because, like any bully, he assumed that if he f##ked us up we’d give him what he wants.

  6. 36 prettyfoot58
    November 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Sooo Coooooool….

    the guy was so nervous he could hardly tell the story…i wonder what made him more nervous ….asking his lady to marry him..or retelling the story in front of PBO… :-D

  7. 41 yardarm756
    November 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Ya’ll excuse me. I’m checking out early. Da Bears are playing Houston so I’m outta here. See ya’ll tomorrow win or lose.

  8. 47 carolyn
    November 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    thoroughly enjoyed that video. Also, loved seeing all the young people on the campaign, and what a beautiful mix!

  9. 48 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Heh Chips, how come this iconic pic does not find a top place in the right hand top honor roll?

  10. 53 FoxfireTX
    November 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Petraeus–just what PBO did NOT need at this point in time. The poor man can’t get even a couple of days to just relax. The MSM and the Repubs are not going to let this go, and they don’t want to blame their lovely general so instead they’ll focus on looking for another conspiracy. Frankly, I’d like to bash him upside the head for sheer stupidity. I will never understand the male mentality that makes even the smartest of men convince themselves they can get away with this kind of shit. Ya gotta wonder if PBO is rethinking a second term:-) And of course, you’ve got that scumbag Cantor in the middle of this. I was feeling mildly tolerant towards the GOP the last couple of days but it has disappeared.

    • 54 amk for obama
      November 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Yet another media’s balloon boy. This too shall pass.

    • 58 hopefruit2
      November 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Remember this: No weapon formed against our President shall prosper.

      And PBO is NOT rethinking a second term. Whatever shenanigans the GOP/MSM are hoping to hurt PBO with this crap – it’s going to backfire on them all. Just like Romney’s defeat – they will be eating crow when all is said and done.

    • 60 forus50
      November 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      For our brilliant president this is minor stuff to deal with. Frankly POTUS is probably happy to have Patraeus out. I saw Booman’s story that he thought POTUS might have set him up as head of CIA to keep an eye on him so he wouldn’t be causing trouble as a guest analyst on some cable show or possibly running for office. Just because the carnival barkers are trying to stir shit up doesn’t mean POTUS spends time thinking about it.

      • 61 vcprezofan2
        November 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        This discussion reminded me of this – I don’t know why. Other than a reminder to me that I know the President can deal with whatever comes his way, and that he is not as ‘naive’ as Repubs might like to think. ;)

        • 62 vitaminlover
          November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

          My God. What a smart man!!!! They are listening. He will be listened to. What authority!

        • November 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

          Thanks vc. This was good to view again. Then Senator Obama was so well informed on these issues and although he cited failures on the Bush admin it was clear to everyone in the room, including Patraeus that since Bush had some time previously pretty much fully delegated all decisions and strategy on Iraq to Patraeus that these criticisms were directly on him. So the general was somewhat perturbed at the truth telling by the Senator. :) That’s why POTUS put him in as CIA I’m convinced – to keep him in close and not on the Beltway circuit countering what military decisions POTUS was making.

          • 64 vcprezofan2
            November 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

            YW, ForUS. At the time PBO was doing this I probably didn’t even know of him as I was late to the party. Yet I watch him there and I snicker at those who used words like ‘weak’ to describe him. He does his research, and IMO is never afraid to confront issues when he deems it pertinent. We got lucky to get a politician who is smart, caring of those he serves and courageous enough to do what is necessary, while not talking until he knows what he’s talking about.

            • 65 forus50
              November 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

              Exactly! I remember this very well as the dumbass media was orgasmic about a match-up of smarts between Mr. military John McCain against community organizer Barack Obama in their separate questioning of the general. This video segment doesn’t shown either questioning the general but it wasn’t even a contest as to who came out looking smarter and more prepared; the community organizer. :)

              • 66 susanne
                November 12, 2012 at 1:05 am

                lord, can you believe the rethugs thought they’d run herman ‘let’s see…….libya………..’ cain against him????????????

      • 67 vitaminlover
        November 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        Exactly!

    • 68 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      I wouldn’t worry about this issue, although I stopped following it early and am not up on all of the details. People are people, and the general did the noble thing by tendering his resignation, once he got his wits about him. The CIA will go on. The investigations will continue. Cantor remains the scum on the bottom of our shoes. I don’t plan to let the sniff of Republicans’ circling the forest to spoil any of my joy, even before the second Inaugural. That’s my take.

    • 69 Jeff
      November 12, 2012 at 7:40 am

      You do realize that the female reporter was just as married as betray-us right? She was also just as guilty in her own right.

  11. 70 forus50
    November 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  12. 98 vcprezofan2
    November 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    That video was really sweet! Our President really has the ‘common’ touch. He is a leader who always seems to know how to put ‘ordinary’ people at ease. God bless you, Mr. President!

  13. November 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    The Republicans think they have a mandate for Robneys tax plan-

    both our jobs crisis and our debt crisis by focusing on tax reform that strengthens the economy. There is bipartisan support for tax reform that closes loopholes and lowers rates.”
    Rep. Tom Price (R-GA): On Fox News Sunday, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Price, a member of both the Ways and Means and Budget Committees, said “We can increase revenue without increasing the tax rates on anybody in this country.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/11/1176581/congressional-republicans-compromise-romney-tax/?mobile=wp

    Oh boy!

  14. 109 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    A physicist, biologist and a chemist were going to the ocean for the first time.

    The physicist saw the ocean and was fascinated by the waves. He said he wanted to do some research on the fluid dynamics of the waves and walked into the ocean. Obviously he was drowned and never returned.

    The biologist said he wanted to do research on the flora and fauna inside the ocean and walked inside the ocean. He too, never returned.

    The chemist waited for a long time and afterwards, wrote the observation, “The physicist and the biologist are soluble in ocean water”.

  15. 113 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem.

    Little Johnny replied: “They couldn’t get a baby sitter.”

  16. 116 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    A man has 6 items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap and a towel from the Holiday Inn.

    The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

    …..

    Ok. gotta go.

    I have another one, should I post it ?….. Nah.

  17. 121 prettyfoot58
    November 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Goood Night ….TOD…

    Forward>>>>>>>>

  18. November 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    If Jay cutler throws one more interception, where he air mails it to the third row, I will throw up!

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  21. November 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    BTW, President Obama has now exceeded GWB’s 2004 popular vote margin and, of course, has trounced GWB’s EV totals from both 2000 & 2004 and appears headed toward a 5 Million votes margin :)

  22. 138 Melissa
    November 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Lol kept smiling through the video…..but that was a long ass explanation lol Cute how excited she was though :)

  23. 142 desertflower
    November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Perfect and beautiful. Thank you, Smartypants:) MUST READ/ PASS

    http://wanderatory.com/2012/11/08/rip-america/

    To all who are predicting the imminent doom of our country:

    (An open letter.)

    You are right. America is done. It would be easy to argue with you, maybe try to calm you in a tender moment of bipartisanship and assure you that the United States of America, as you know it, is safe and sound in the hands of President Obama. But it would also be a lie.

    You see, these past four years have been endemic of an America dying and last night’s election was a nail in its coffin. I’ll tell you a damning secret: I fought tooth and nail to kill that America–so reassuring you wouldn’t just be a lie, it would be terribly disingenuous.

    • 148 desertflower
      November 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      EXCELLENT! By the way……..

    • 149 Ladyhawke
      November 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      “WE’RE AN EMPIRE NOW, AND WHEN WE ACT, WE CREATE OUR OWN REALITY.”

      Reality-based community

      —————————————-

      The source of the term is a quotation in an October 17, 2004, The New York Times Magazine article by writer Ron Suskind, quoting an unnamed aide to George W. Bush (later attributed to Karl Rove[1]):

      The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” … “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”[2]

      —————————————-

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality-based_community

  24. November 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    David Axelrod, who served as a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, said that going forward he will spend part of his time opening an institute of politics at the University of Chicago, during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. 

    “My feeling is if I can help inspire some young people to get into this arena, as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make,” Axelrod said.

    TPM-

    • 151 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Wonderful idea. With his temperament, skills, and smarts, he’ll be a fine DEMOCRATIC mentor at such an institute (as he’s already been, I’m sure, to many).

    • 152 theo67
      November 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      This bodes well for both Democrats and Republicans. If people can be taught how to present their issues, and debate them and regard politics and government as a vehicle to doing good in the world – then everyone will benefit. This is great!

  25. 153 Oxfarm
    November 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulations! OK, kids, how many of you played this Shalamar classic on your big day:

  26. November 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Was feeling down cause its gonna rain all day tomorrow and I hate starting the week off with bad weather, but then my spirits were lifted cause I just realized not only do we FOUR MORE YEARS of a President trying to make my life better, but we also get
    Another great Inauguration Day (will they have balls again too?), four more years of great Correspondents Dinner speeches, great Christmas Specials for the First Family, vacations in Hawaii, Easters at the White House, Presidential NCAA tournament bracket recommendations, Michelle and Jill PSA for military families, and a whole bunch of other good stuff….the rain will go away, but our President is really here for another for years. REALLY!!! IM SOOO HAPPY!!

    • 159 jacquelineoboomer
      November 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      That was so nice to read. And think how cheerful you’d be if they were predicting sunshine all day tomorrow. The sky’s the limit! :)

    • 162 hopefruit2
      November 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Robin I’ve been thinking the same thing. I’m so ready for four more years sharing all these interesting events with our First Family – don’t forget SOTU address, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Halloween, etc.

      • November 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm

        Thank-you HF. I knew there were many I had forgotten. And we will have new ones this time also. I would LOVE to see pics of Malia going to prom and graduating! Makes me smile just thinking about it.

    • 164 theo67
      November 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Every day is going to be a good – great – day for the next four years! I hope as many of us can show up in Washington for the Inauguration.

    • 165 goldendreamer
      November 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

      I echo your sentiment Robin! And don’t forget four more years of Key & Peele presidential addresses!

  27. 166 FoxfireTX
    November 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    BTW, in contrast to the R/R campaign, Axe said there were no surprises on election night in an interview with Politico. The results came in within 1/10th of a percentage point of OFA’s polling. That is pretty amazing.

    • 169 Ceb
      November 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Love this letter; thanks for sharing. My friends, co-workers and family members who happen to be white ( I am AA) think as this writer does. Some look at them and assume that they are repubs,, but not after they have gotten told off by very insulted and pissed off strong democratic Obama supporters. PBO looks for we have it common; what dreams and aspirations that we share and how to bring them into reality for the benefit of all. The other side looks for what divides us and aggravates it. They look for small- mindedness, plain old meanness and twist them even more. The America that PBO sees is the one that I want to live in.

  28. 170 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

  29. November 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Will the MSM ffkknn STOP ANY time soon with: “What do the refuggs need to do to repair their BRAND??” “What do the refuggs need to do to attract latinos, blacks, asians, women, youth, smart people, gays….mmm…..humans???” “The optics???” “TONE. Need to…..mmmm… HONE THEIR TONE?” “What do the refuggs NEED TO DO???” Obvious answer is FUCK THEIR SORRY OLD DELUDED, IGNORANT, CONFUSED DISHONEST SELVES.

    But just about nary a word about running against a terrific President, terrific candidate, wonderful person…..marvelous family that’s the epitime of the American Dream.

    No. Just endless ” GASP! What happened???”

    Assholes. I really can’t stand them.

    • 172 carolyn
      November 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      There is in all of that stupidity at least a small acknowledgement that the Republican party is highly damaged. However, it is not their “brand” that needs to be repaired, as most people do know. It is the entire party that needs to be overhauled…..but it won’t be.
      Our excellent Hispanic yardman and his wife…..they work the family business together….came Friday and saw the Obama sign we still have in the window. Gilmer asked “You like Obama?” My husband told him definitely yes. His wife said, I don’t understand why those bankers don’t like him. He saved their banks! They were thrilled that we are Obama fans……They said he has been good for Hispanics, and my husband said “good for all of us.” Nobody fooled them, and “rebranding” is not going to change their vote. They are too smart!!!
      Let those talking heads blather on…..they can’t change policy, and they obviously don’t influence voters.

    • 173 amk for obama
      November 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Unless and until the dems develop an effective media strategy, the corporate msm will act as the shills for the thugs.

    • 174 Jey
      November 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      And when they decide on the reason(s) for the loss (probably during an all-inclusive weekend retreat at one of adelson’s hotels), I hope they file it under 2016 – Reasons For GOP Election Loss, it will save them some grief in the future … LOL LOL. Cuz they will get their rear-ends handed to them again :)

  30. November 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Tonight’s menu:

    Pollo asado, broiled
    Mexican rice
    Roasted asparagus

    And I’m on my 5th Manhattan. Weeeeeee.

    • 176 forus50
      November 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Damn! If I was on my 5th Manhattan that dinner would be Mexican pollo, broiled rice and asado asparagus. :) With Thanksgiving coming up I’m sure you’ve seen this great recipe for cooking the Tom turkey.

      How to cook a Turkey

      Step 1: Go buy a turkey

      Step 2: Take a drink of whiskey

      Step 3: Put turkey in the oven

      Step 4: Take another 2 drinks of whiskey

      Step 5: Set the degree at 375 ovens

      Step 6: Take 3 more whiskeys of drink

      Step 7: Turn oven the on

      Step 8: Take 4 whisks of drinky

      Step 9: Turk the bastey

      Step 10: Whiskey another bottle of get

      Step 11: Stick a turkey in the thermometer

      Step 12: Glass yourself o pour of whiskey

      Step 13: Bake the whiskey for 4 hours

      Step 14: Take the oven out of the turkey

      Step 15: Floor the turkey up off of the pick

      Step 16: Turk the carvey

      Step 17: Get yourself another scottle of botch

      Step 18: Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey

      Step 19: Bless the saying, pass and eat out

    • 178 Jey
      November 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      LOL … good thing that you are in the West Coast it’s not too late in the evening to have a few more LL … :)
      Dinner sounds yummy… :)

  31. November 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  32. November 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    :D :D

  33. November 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm

  34. November 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Worth remembering …

    • 183 Jey
      November 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Indeed. Gotta boycott Olive Garden … too. Bob, is there a website that lists these products an adelson’s hotels/resorts?

  35. 186 Pamela
    November 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hey, y’all… Just had a read through, missed everything today, but wanted to say goodnight, and Yes, people all around are so relieved, so happy, and feeling safe and optimistic. It’s real. We have work to do, but that’s okay, we like to work! Good Night, sweet dreams! {{{{{Chips}}}}}
    {{{{{TOD}}}}}. {{{{{PBO}}}}}

  36. November 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Like before (Jan 2009), will Obama For America (OFA) 2012 Campaign be used to help PBHO ( and, maybe, local/state/federal DEMs) in governin’ this country, again? That question was answered, in the affirmative, here:

    OFA 2008/2012 & Beyond…

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/11/09/growing-the-economy/#comment-559769

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/11/09/growing-the-economy/#comment-560071

    Just a taste of The Beginning of Organizin’ For America (OFA) 2009—> Unbeknownst to critics and others, PBHO and Team Obama were thinking about how to harnass the momentum of that campaign. How do they build on it? Here’s a sequence of ‘behind-the-scene’ events leading up to it and beyond. Some of us, Ocrats/Obots, probably, weren’t aware of this. Right?

    You can find more OFA vid clips, here:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BarackObamadotcom?feature=watch

    And, there’s this:

    The Return of the Obama Coalition… http://criticalmassprogress.com/2012/11/11/the-return-of-the-obama-coalition/

    Enjoy! ;) :)

    YES.WE.DID, Again!
    Press On, #FORWARD 2012 & Beyond, Together!
    #TrustBarack, He Has Earned It! (As Bobfr says) ;)

  37. 189 FiredUpInCA
    November 12, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Romney never overcame bailout opposition in Ohio

    “The biggest determining factor was that we couldn’t handle the automobile bailout issue,” said Bob Bennett, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.

    …The perception of Romney as indifferent to the auto industry’s fate was “a coffin nail,” said John Heitmann, a University of Dayton historian who teaches and writes about the car’s place in American culture.[...]

    Exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and television networks found that about 60 percent of voters in both states supported the government’s loan and industry restructuring program, and three-quarters of them backed Obama. The bailout also was popular in Wisconsin, even though it hadn’t stopped GM and Chrysler from closing plants there.

    “We have a debt to pay back to President Obama. He saved us,” said Joseph Losier, 33, a fourth-generation autoworker from suburban Detroit. After the bailout, Chrysler hired 500 people at the stamping plant where he works. Even those with no direct connection to the industry were grateful.[...]

    The bailout was popular with independents and even some Republicans, and drew support for Obama outside the usual Democratic-leaning areas, said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party.

    http://news.yahoo.com/romney-never-overcame-bailout-opposition-ohio-185929937–election.html

    • November 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

      It wasn’t just a “perception”. He said, and reiterated, that he didn’t care if the automobile (and manufacturing) industry went background and disappeared from the US landscape. And until they acknowledge that people know the truth, and rejected his plain spoken disdain for workers in America, they will never learn. And the fact that Willard didn’t have the courage to stand behind American workers and a classic American industry means that he does not have, and never will have, what it takes to lead them.

      • 191 FiredUpInCA
        November 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

        You’re absolutely right Theo. I wanted to highlight that well before Sandy, the key thing is that Romney’s arrogance and callous attitude toward the auto industry lost him Ohio, Michigan and possibly Wisconsin a long time ago. That’s a big deficit that’s not going to be overcome with a hail mary Jeeps-to-China ad or getting a lot of votes southern states with a low Electoral College vote yield.

        Just one of several critical mistakes Team Mitt made.

      • November 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

        To add insult to injury, Romney had the nerve to show up in Ohio and tell the people attending his rally that the Jeep plant was being closed, and that some of them would lose their jobs, instilling panic in people who had already endured tough economic times. I think this may have caused some people who may have intended to vote for him to vote for PBO. I also think some people would be offended by someone who lied to them to their face, and this is exactly what Romney did. His goose was cooked when GM and Chrysler said that he wasn’t telling the truth, and when the media confirmed it.

  38. November 12, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Such a cute video!!!

    In other news……. My LA GALAXY are up 3-0 in the first leg of the WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL!!! *IF* we end next Saturday’s game against Seattle with more aggregate goals, WE are in the MLS CUP FINAL (again.)

    And if Houston (up 3-1 vs DC United) end up with the most aggregate goals in their game against DC on Saturday, then the MLS CUP will be BACK IN LOS ANGELES!!!

    ZOMFGWOOOOOOOOOT!

    *fingerscrossssed!*

  39. November 12, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Why?

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  42. November 12, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Chips, hope you are able to cache these items before they are deleted …

    http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2012/11/karl-and-paula.html

    Anyone reading this and having a Twitter account, please RT those Tweets!

    #FORWARD

  43. November 12, 2012 at 2:33 am

    So very ironic … posted on 5 Nov 2012 when they knew they were both busted …

    https://twitter.com/paulabroadwell/status/265410894572425217

    And …

    “General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living

    5. We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them, to learn from them, and to take off the rear­ view mirrors—drive on and avoid making them again.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/11/04/general-david-petraeus-s-rules-for-living.html

  44. 206 amk for obama
    November 12, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Good one.

  45. 207 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    November 12, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I agree amk. I thought I could watch Morning Joe today. But I had to turn him off. They are really trying to tie the Petraeus email thing to PBO and Benghazi. Its sickening! That seems to be the story of the day for the MSM. I may have to have another self imposed MSM blackout day.
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    • 208 Debra
      November 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Joe Scarborough had his on scandal while in office so he needs to shut up.

    • 209 Jeff
      November 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

      I haven’t watched msnbc for awhile now and get most of my media from the Internet. They are really all shitty and republican cheerleaders.

    • 212 anniebella
      November 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

      It is clear that Morning Joke and the Republicans are trying to use this Petraeus affair to damage the administration, maybe they feel it will make them feel alittle better after getting their butt kick 332-206. They thought they were going to steal this election, they thought their hate were going to will Mitt to a win. And the were wrong.

      • 213 anniebella
        November 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Now they want to use something that was a affair, and nothing more and try to tie what happen in Lybia to it.

  46. 214 Bill
    November 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

    “What policymakers believe to have taken place in any particular case is what matters – more than what actually occurred.” David Petraeus, 1987 Princeton dissertation. Could any statement be more cynical?

  47. November 12, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Good Morning Everyone. . .
    Its so difficult when you TRY not be a cheerleader or a doting supporter of the President. You say to yourself that the issues are the most important . . . we want to move forward, etc. etc. and THEN you see the a video such as this… the warmth, care, laughter, interest. This is the leader of the free world and he is listening to how someone got engaged. How can you not love him?

  48. November 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Bobfr, on Friday night I had posted this comment after checking Paula Broadwell’s Twitter feed and followees, because I felt she was hobnobbing mostly with some unsavory Repub characters:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/11/09/chat-away-74/#comment-560034

  49. 217 dotster3
    November 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Today Show in its infinite wisdom, and in what has to be a Big Joke, invites Mankini to appear and give his pearls of wisdom on mistresses and affairs.
    Wow.
    And what I learned from reading WP story—–Petraeus gave prominent members of conservative think tanks permanent office space in his compound—–(and Paula Broadwell) and that Petraeus had a staff member assigned to provide fresh sliced pineapple for him before bedtime.

  50. 218 obamalia
    November 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Great article by Frank Rich http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/gop-denial-2012-11/

    Fantasyland

    Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too. all politicians lie…but Romney’s record was exceptional by any standard … total of 917 reached a crescendo … accusing Chrysler of planning to ship American jobs to China … his flip flops phenomenal … jello-like bio (Bain, Olympics, one term disowned public service, Olympics, churchgoing, tax returns) … has human touch like an ATM …yet 57 million Americans voted for him.

    At the policy level … GOP denies climate change … rejects Keynesian economics … identifies voter fraud where there is none. At the loony-tunes level … birthers, websites purporting that Obama was lying about Osama bin Laden’s death, and not one but two (failed) senatorial candidates who redefined rape in defiance of medical science and simple common sense. It’s the GOP that demands the rewriting of history …

    it may be the wholesale denial of reality by the opposition and its fellow travelers that is the biggest obstacle to our country moving forward under a much-empowered Barack Obama in his second term. If truth can’t command a mandate, no one can.


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