‘night everyone

See you tomorrow 😉

215 Responses to “‘night everyone”

  1. 1 isonprize
    January 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm


  2. 5 isonprize
    January 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    My President is fine. (WordPress just told me that I was “commenting too quickly, Slow Down” Bossy lil somethin’, ain’t it??? 😆 😆

  3. 8 DreamChaser57
    January 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    TOP TEN!!!!!!! DreamChaser 2012, coming to a town near you.

  4. 10 rikyrah
    January 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Chips, you are pretty funny with your POTUS posters 😉

  5. 11 collegekay
    January 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    PBO is so handsome. sigh

    good night everyone

  6. 12 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    G’nite folks! See ya in the Morrow 🙂

  7. 15 isonprize
    January 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Reposting a great comment from SaintRoscoe re: the Hillary for VP nonsense.

    In dealing with folks who present this, sure splash cold water on it – but don’t insult Sec. Clinton or Bill in doing so – that is ultimately the goal of this venture by the Right and PUMA’s. The want to have Clintonites and Obama/Biden supporters fighting, they hope to piss off Bill Clinton – or get him to comment on it saying he’d like it or something.

    Just say something like “I find them both brilliant in, and uniquely qualified for, the jobs they currently have”. If they mention that “but Sec. Clinton is going to retire in early 2013″ say something to the effect “Well she certainly deserves a break and respect her decision to retire. I’d love for her to run herself again in 2016″.

    • 16 DreamChaser57
      January 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      PUMAs?! – Can someone help me with the lingo please?

      • 17 collegekay
        January 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

        I think it stands for Party Unity My Ass — the die hard Hillary supporters who vowed to never support PBO.

      • January 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        Hiya Dreamchaser, PUMA = Party Unity My Ass. It was the name given to the Hillary supporters who wouldn’t support Barack Obama when he beat her to the nomination. Lots of them said they’d vote McCain and, as I recall, some of them set up the most depressing racist websites imaginable. Seriously disturbed and ugly people.

    • 21 anniebella
      January 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

      isonprize, most of us do respect Hillary. We think she has done a great job as S.O.S., but we also think Biden has been a dam good VP. And we don’t want him to go.

  8. January 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Okay, just watched Newt’s movie…………. Superb. Brilliant. Wonderful piece of art. Never thought I’d ever see the day when I’d truly appreciate the evil genius of the Newtster!
    ps- the movie will be turned tv ads to bitchslap Willard in SC even though he’s expected to ‘win’ again with his low numbers. 🙂

    • 23 Obama Grandmama
      January 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Been listening to Thom Hartmann this morning and he is definitely thinking the whole Bain Capitol attack is on purpose so they can insulate Romney against it in the GE. He says the media will say it is old news and they have covered it already. That it will not work in the GE for the Dems due to that. He says they are playing it like Obama did with the birth certificate.

      I have no doubt that that may happen. The GOP and the press will probably claim it is old news like Ron Paul did about the racist magazines. Ron Paul says you can ask the journalists I’m not talking about it now or some such words. That does not mean I believe that Newt is in on it. I think it is a genuine ploy on his part to destroy Mitt due to his pac trying to destroy him. I think it will just evolve into the already done meme. I do believe it can still be used and maybe even effectively since many people need lots of repetition before they get it.

  9. 24 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    January 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    @MittRomney You & your sons haven’t ‘paid the price for freedom.’ Your Bain steals from Americans & you insult Veterans http://t.co/4r2c3wLA


  10. 25 Sosena
    January 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Mitt Romney’s speech in 2003 about corporation.

  11. January 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    God’s speed on your return to the WH Mr. President. Thanks for the visit. Regards to your family. Be safe!

  12. 28 vitaminlover
    January 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Yes, yes indeed, our Beloved President is gorgeous. Beautiful inside and out.

  13. 30 Dave
    January 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Maddow showed a negative ad against Willard supposedly leaked out of NewtBlob’s campaign that is KILLER. She introduced it as an ad they are purportedly going to run that would get away from “attacks on capitalism” (Bain) because apparently Newt is being asked by the repugnantican establishment to cool it on dissing the free market dogma. The ad shows the President and says something like “You want this guy debating Obama?” Then it’s a devastating series of clips of Willard and all his oh-so memorable quotes, recent and past. “Corporations are people my friends.” “I enjoy firing people….” on and on! Of course unintentionally implied is that The President is a brilliant debater. I hope they run it!!!

  14. 38 desertflower
    January 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm



    New analysis of oil industry contributions to members of Congress has revealed the level of the oil lobby’s financial firepower that Barack Obama can expect to face in the November elections if he refuses to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

    Obama has until 21 February to make a decision on whether to approve the pipeline, under a compromise tax measure approved late last year. America’s top oil lobbyist warned last week that the president would face “huge political consequences” if he did not sign off on the project to pump tar sands crude across the American heartland to refineries on the Texas coast.

    WAS THAT A THREAT??????????????????

    • January 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      I heard that the pipeline people were even annoyed at this deadline, because they know it’s going to mean that the deal will be rejected because they can’t finish their analysis of the new route until the autumn. They said that the State department already said they’ll recommend rejecting the deal if the deadline was set for February,because it would open to lawsuits (which the environmentalists have sworn to bring). So, I can’t expect anyone will be surprised if it’s rejected.

    • 40 DreamChaser57
      January 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

      those bastards! i want PBO to win desparately, but i do not want him to compromise. they should publish the oil lobbyist contributions and to him in the WSJ & NY Times. i am tired of the insatiable greed, it’s disgusting and bone-chilling

  15. 41 @NUPE_MacIII
    January 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I just realized why all the commercial on before The Tonight Show with Jay Leno have turned into RW talking points and nonsense…. I live 20 minutes from SC border.

    Can I vote four more for 44 yet? ::sigh::

  16. 42 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    January 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    The king of cool! Lovely man. No one else strolls across the tarmac quite like that. 🙂

    There’s an Obama love fest going on on FB tonight because of this video.

    • January 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      S.Carolina and Florida are both winner-take-all States. It’s unfortunate that Santorum and Gingrich will very likely split the Not-Romney vote and ensure Mitt wins S.Carolina and likely Florida. It’s still ten days out, but I suspect the eventual Gingrich/Santorum/Perry number to be about 10 points more than Romney/Huntsman will get, but Not-Romney’s will split it three ways, whereas Mitt will get 90% of the ROmney/Huntsman supporter base.

  17. January 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    If Obama campaign met or exceeded fundraising goals for 4Q expect them to be released tomorrow morning because the 14th and 15th is Saturday and Sunday this month, and you don’t release positive news on a Friday.

  18. January 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Axelrod is a fan of Steve Benen!

    • 73 desertflower
      January 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Smart man:) So are we…I thought I was going to start having the shakes from withdrawal the other day when my computer kept telling me that there was malware on there and I shouldn’t continue to that site! WTH?! I love SB.

    • January 12, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Cool. Benen was one of the progressives who was imvited to the White House with Rachel, Ed, etc. I love Benen.

      • 75 57andFemale
        January 12, 2012 at 2:40 am

        Benen-a real progressive without a personal agenda. God bless him.

        However, Ed did a superior smackdown of a right wing caller today about the auto industry LOAN that Romney is trying to rewrite. He has a place.

    • 76 Cha
      January 12, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Very Cool! So are we!

    • 77 Ladyhawke
      January 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

      When I read that post, I just said that is quintessential Steve Benen. His posts are informative and thought provoking. His insight and analysis of politics is exemplary. The comparison of those two speeches is devastating for Willard. Can anyone imagine any of the so called journalists in the MSM making such an observation. It speaks volumes. He puts the media to shame everyday. I love Steve.

  19. January 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I just read on twitter PBO stopped by his Hyde Park home after the last event. Poor man but I had hoped since he was soooo close to Michigan he would come up to the Auto Show. GM is now again, #1 in the world. THANKS POTUS!

    • January 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      That must have been bittersweet, especially knowing that this year will be brutal on his family – especially will a lying opportunist like Romney.

    • 80 DreamChaser57
      January 12, 2012 at 12:24 am

      That’s one of the most impressive things about the president – he makes a concerted effort to align himself with everyday people with everyday issues. At his core, he is an everyday person, accessible, gracious, and kind. Its widely reported that he reads 10 letters a night, he visits his old home, – that home represents a simpler life and simpler times

  20. January 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Remember the movie “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts? Wasn’t the Richard Gere character a vulture capitalist like Romney at Bain?

    • 82 desertflower
      January 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm


    • January 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Yes, Randi Rhodes played footage from that movie on Monday and compared it to Romney’s past “business experience”.

    • January 11, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      But he turns out to be a good guy in the end and doesn’t buy that company.

      • 85 desertflower
        January 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm

        He went into business with the original owner and they actually DECIDED TO MAKE THINGS together and not tear them apart….Mitt won’t do that.

    • January 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Yeah. So all Romney needs is a hooker with a good heart. The movie’s actual ending had the two parting ways at the end – but test audience viewers hated that ending, so they went with the Hollywood happy ending.

      “The original script, which was called, 3000, was a bleak tale of a wealthy businessman who hires a drug-addicted prostitute for a week, introduces her to the finer things the world has to offer, then drops her off on the same Hollywood Boulevard corner where he’d encountered her seven days before. The plot was a rather grim portrait of the twosome’s week-long relationship based on the idea that men would rather buy women than respect them. The title, therefore, referred to the sum exchanged between the businessman and the prostitute for services rendered.
      In the beginning, it was a dark uncompromising script. It was not a fantasy. She was a real prostitute in a real world. He was a real bottom-line corporate raider and in the end, she went back to the streets.’ ”

      “But director Garry Marshall remembers it slightly differently: ”The dark ending was quite good, but that’s not what Disney wanted to make. They told me, ‘Do what you did to Beaches,’ which was the same job. They brought me in to give it a prettier ending.” Marshall ultimately shot five different finales; the Cinderella version won out, and Lawton was awarded sole credit by the Writers Guild. “

      • January 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

        The ending doesn’t bother me, it’s the dog-whisting Anti-Semitism at the start that makes me spew …. the couple of seconds from 0:25. None too subtle. And Newt’s Israel’s best friend?!

      • 89 DreamChaser57
        January 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

        Interesting commentary. I wonder if the original ending was more realistic. The idea that drug-addicted hooker could seamlessly fit into that guy’s world is far-fetched. Prostitutes are broken souls for a lot of reasons, familial sexual, mental, physical abuse are rampant in that demographic. To think that a new hair do’ and brand new shiny clothes could easily assuage such demons is implausible to say the least

  21. January 11, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I bet it brought back memories…:-)

  22. 96 57andFemale
    January 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    From a NYT editorial today: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/opinion/the-republican-contest.htm?_r=1

    “Economic growth and rising productivity are needed for broadly shared prosperity, but rising living standards require policies that ensure regular increases in the minimum wage, which peaked in 1968; greater investment in the social safety net; full employment as a government priority; progressive taxation; and effective financial regulation to avoid overgrowth followed by collapse.

    These kinds of policies dominated from the late-1940s to the 1970s, a time of broadly shared prosperity and a strong middle class. Those policies were then systematically reversed, income inequality began to explode and productivity growth slowed. Tax cuts for the rich and assaults on programs for the poor and middle class worsened inequality during the years of George W. Bush.”

    Great read, with some important frames for us.

  23. 97 dotster3
    January 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Tune in tomorrow night to Stephen Colbert. He will have a “Major Announcement” on his decision about jumping into the presidential race in his home state of South Carolina! That PPP poll which showed him beating Huntsman by 1 percentage point, 5% to 4%, may have inspired him to leap into the action. He was going to go home and talk it over with his money, God already gave him the go-ahead, and make his decision known tomorrow night. Special guests and maybe fireworks and everything!

  24. 100 Pamela
    January 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Nodding off here, blessings to all, rest well, we need each other, PBO needs all of us! Especially he needs Ms. One and Only Chipsticks! Thank you everyone!

  25. January 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    After a Chicago fundraiser at the home of Stuart Taylor on Wednesday night, President obama had the motorcade make an unexpected stop at his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

    He made a joke about his absentee ownership while at the Taylor fundraiser. According to the pool report, he said: “I don’t want people talking about me. ‘He’s a good president but nobody’s mowing the lawn. Bringing down property values.’ ”


  26. January 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Mitt Romney’s rivals this week intensified their attacks over business failures that happened on his watch at the investment firm Bain Capital. But even the successes touted by Romney’s campaign involved some painful decisions and layoffs.

    Both the successes and the failures reveal the candidate’s faith in “creative destruction,” the notion that the new must relentlessly replace the old so that companies and the economy can become more efficient.


  27. January 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    So watching Ed’s segment about Miche. Jonathon Alter said that her going on the show “wasn’t smart” and “self pitying”. Also, that she’s “had an easy ride for three years,” so why is she complaining? (complaining is my word but thats basically what he was saying.) It’s a positive book about her!!! …….Methinks Jonathon is friends with her bitchness jodi kantor.

    • January 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      I sent him a couple of tweets telling him that nothing self-pitying about FLOTUS. I also told him ought to be ashamed of himself ttelling her was not “smart” to speak out.

      These people are tone-deaf.

    • January 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

      No! Jonathan wrote a book about the WH too. It’s like a club, they stick up for each other.
      Remember when the WH picked a fight with Fox News? Every news channel stuck up for Fox!

      • January 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

        After saying she wasn’t smart, I hope Alter doesn’t expect to be treated with open arms by POTUS and FLOTUS. Never gonna happen. He could have registered his opinions without saying that shit about Miche.

        • January 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

          True! Maybe they ate not giving anyone access anymore, and they are mad.Frankly, who could blame tge WH for banning reporters in the west wing. They have been burned!

    • January 12, 2012 at 12:15 am

      I was also shocked at Alter’s comment, and very impressed that Richard Wolfe diagreed with him. Jonathan use to be very supportive of FLOTUS. I am happy that she debunked the image depicted of her in that book. Gail said that the interview was already planned before the book came out to help her launch the show. I wonder what is Kantor going to say now that FLOTUS has refuted some of the stuff in that book?

    • 117 Lorraine
      January 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Richard Wolffe was great as usual. He said he disagreed with what Jonathan Alter said because she was asked a question. He also said it wasn’t self pity, she answered the question she was asked. Jonathan Alter shook his head in agreement. I think first lady Obama’s answer to the QUESTION SHE WAS ASKED will go a long way in keep the sane right-wingers at bay as her husband the President wins his 2nd term. If Jay Carney decides that he doesn’t want to be the Press Secretary in the 2nd term, I nominated Richard Wolffe, he is always wonderful. I would take Lawrence O’Donnell, too; he would give the press corps a fit!

    • 120 anniebella
      January 12, 2012 at 3:51 am

      I heard what Alter said and I did not like it one bit.

      • 121 anniebella
        January 12, 2012 at 4:46 am

        I don’t tweet, but I sent Ed and Jonathan Alter a email. I they get it because I didn’t care for what Alter said. And had the nerve to say it was a good book. Well I guess it’s true, birds of a feather flock together. I guess that’s how it goes.

  28. 123 24Sass
    January 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Is this heaven? The pictures on the front page of TOD are beyond wonderful. What an inspiration to get to see them all together. The love people show towards President Obama is a delight to see. The lady with the tears running down her face….so real.
    Thanks so much Chips, you truly made my day.

  29. January 12, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Piers is interviewing Gingrich. It’s all about Bain and Robney!

  30. January 12, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Hey Chips, these pics of POTUS are absolutely gorgeous, but I can’t stand seeing “Robney’s” phoney name anywhere near a picture of my President’s body. Knowing Romney, he’d try to steal the photo of POTUS and claim “Obama took my body!” 😯

    • January 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

      WaPo Editorial today says that Romney needs to release his tax returns and his bundlers’ list.

      I actually think that the tax returns mess is going to start heating up soon. As soon as Obama releases his tax returns then the Obama team and the DNC will pressure Romney to release his too. They will beat the drum on this every single day until he either does or they run ads attacking him for not doing it because he pays a lower effective tax rate then the middle class.

      • 128 57andFemale
        January 12, 2012 at 2:45 am

        Methinks Mittens has sanitized his 2011 return. Can we assume that we’ll have an enterprising accountant to deconstruct his lies

    • January 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

      All of these candidates are full of shit. As soon as Romney is the nominee and the general gets underway every one of them will be defending Romney.

    • 131 Ladyhawke
      January 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Well, we all knew this was coming. I have been anxiously awaiting this ad. How easy was this for the DNC? Just remarkable. It is hilarious that the deep hatred for Willard is making his opponents sound like populace Democrats. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • 132 Obama Grandmama
      January 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      I like that ad. If the argument is this doing it early is getting it out of the way this ad refutes that argument. Ads can bring it back.

  31. 133 DreamChaser57
    January 12, 2012 at 12:45 am

    The Republican elite have united in telling other canidates to back off of Romney when it comes to Bain. Yet, they are so cavalier and callous about protecting their constituencies.

    • January 12, 2012 at 12:57 am

      I think it is a little late for that . The horse is already out of the barn.:) Newt is not only angry with Mittens. He is angry with the establishment for not backing him when he was doing well in the polls. I think this revenge goes a lot farther than Mittens. It will be interesting to see if he listens to the establishment. Perry probably won’t back off either. Why should they?

      • 135 DreamChaser57
        January 12, 2012 at 1:13 am

        Oops, I neglected to add my entire point to my original comment. The Republicans are more committed to protecting an economic theory(i.e. capitalism) than they are the people. Agreed COS, if they tear each other apart that’s their business. A lot of times if you fan the flames of division, they might just engulf you

      • 136 L3
        January 12, 2012 at 5:46 am

        I agree COS and was thinking before Mitt unleashed his superpac on Newt, the entire Republican establishment had already pounced on him in editorials, on TV and I think it was the National Review that used an entire issue of their publication to mount the case against Newt. I also remember him being interviewed about the almost universal Republican opposition to him being the nominee and he seemed not only surprised by it but also hurt by it as well. Newt owes the establishment no favors and if he is as mean and vindictive as they say he might not care if his attacks lead to the re-election of PBO. It would be his sweet revenge.

  32. January 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Biden and Secretary of Education Duncan deliver remarks on college affordability at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio.
    1:30 PM
    Carney briefs the press.
    4:00 PM
    Biden attends an event in the Columbus, Ohio, area.

    • 138 desertflower
      January 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

      JOE”S AT MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family lives in Gahanna….My sister has her ticket to go see Joe. I told her, if she gets close enough, to let him know that we love him….and that fabulous President too! I’ll let you all know what she says after she goes…..

  33. 139 DreamChaser57
    January 12, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Everyone goes to bed so early in TOD’ville – anybody out there!?!? *HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO, hears echo* LOL

    One dark quiet evening in TODville to my surprise. There was no one stirring, not even Isonprize
    Yardarm saluted and left hours ago. I searched all around for Theo but that was a no go.
    Surely Obama Grandma will keep me company into the night, but alas, she was in dreamland – to my absolute fright
    Oh well, there are others don’t you know!? Where oh where is Chica (Chipsticks) the nice lady who runs this whole show
    Pamela? Jovie? COS? gobrooklyn? Where can you all be? It’s so disappointing that it’s just little ol’ me
    TOD is truly a family, that much is true, but when the relatives are gone, I am forced to bid Ado!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!!

  34. January 12, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Good Nite Chips and my TOD Family. DreamChaser57, that is very nice. Goodnight to you and Newcenturywoman. Gentle rest and hope to see all of you tomorrow. What a great family we have here, indeed.

    Nite to our Fred and Mom as well. Hope all is going well, Fred. You and Mom are in my thoughts and prayers. ((((((((Hugs to both of you)))))))))HZ

  35. 152 Dudette
    January 12, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Goodnight everyone!

    I had to come back in a read some more comments and watch ANY video of my President after watching that Sarah Palin clip. I refused to go to sleep with the sound of that woman’s voice being the last thing I heard for the night. Sheesh!

  36. 154 Bill
    January 12, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Fourth Quarter – $68 million.

  37. 157 halo
    January 12, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Obama campaign raises $68 million

    POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush reports that the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised a combined total of $68 million in the last quarter of 2011, bringing their total 2011 take to $222 million — and exceeding the campaign’s internal target of $200 million for the year. Campaign manager Jim Messina shared the news in a video emailed to supporters.”


    January 12, 2012 at 6:50 am


  39. January 12, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Reading that PO stopped by his home in Chicago reminded me of a caller I heard on Ed’s show couple weeks ago. He lives in the area of PO’s home and he talked about how it is guarded, etc. Said he has doubts that they will be able to return there to live. Then he talked about how he used to be associated with the Southern Poverty Law Center…..is still good friends with the head guy……..gets all their material. Went on to say that the general public has NO/ZERO idea how much “organized” hate and racism is out there……that there are many people would love NOTHING better than to see this president (and his family) dead. Ed asked some good follow-up questions…..they discussed some of PO’s decisions/how he has gone about making them, etc. The caller said he is as sure as he can be–as someone on the outside looking in–that the hate and racism directed at him DOES affect SOME of his decisions. It was an interesting take and more than anything it was SAD, SAD, SAD and also made me ANGRY!

  40. January 12, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I would love to know how much small donors contributed to that 68 mil pot.

  41. 170 Cos
    January 12, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Good morning all. I turn on CNN every morning to read the crawler to see what is trending in the news. I notice on the crawler that it says “Piers Morgan: secret of the Obamas. I wonder what is this about? Oh maybe it means that the Kantor woman will be on his show. How does anyone know the Obama secrets? Ridiculous!

    • January 12, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Yes, tonite he interviews that fool, just to keep it in the news!

      • 172 anniebella
        January 12, 2012 at 7:56 am

        Thanks for the warning. I won’t watch Piers tonight, of course I never do.

        • 173 anniebella
          January 12, 2012 at 7:59 am

          Of course that freaking Jonathan Alter had the nerve to say that Mrs. Obama was bringing attention to that book. Seem to me the only ones bringing attention to that gossipy, trashy book, is the media and the thing that wrote it, Jodi Kantor.

  42. January 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Maybe it was not such a good idea to stop Tavis and West from speaking at MLK event.

    Now, they are on the war path against the President again, all over the news calling him a Plutocrat.
    I hate those 2!
    That is all!

  43. January 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Home Depot to hire 70k-

    That is good!

  44. January 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Good Morning Ladies & Gents:

    I have found THE ultimate secret to looking like a movie star. Guaranteed. Look 10-20-30 years younger. I promise this product is a must see.

  45. 188 donna dem 4 obama
    January 12, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Has anyone here been asked to donate to the host committee for the Democratic Convention? They are apparently struggling to raise funds for the convention and are considering moving the final day speech by the President (like they did in CO) to a large stadium. The problem I see with this is that its the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Can you imagine the emoprogs, PL and OWS’ers. This is a PR nightmare that I just don’t think we should undertake if we can avoid it. I’m all for as many people as possible getting to see the President give his nomination speech but Bank of America stadium.

    Because the Obama Campaign doesn’t allow them to accept Lobbyist or Corp funds they say it has been more difficult to raise the money. Well no one has ever ask me. Are regular people not allowed to donate directly to this event?

    Maybe I’m overreacting but based on how folks on our side generally react to things I feel this is something we can avoid. JMO.


    • 189 hopefruit2
      January 12, 2012 at 8:16 am

      Donna – I don’t know all the facts but I suspect that this might be the media’s framing which is designed to put the campaign in the worst light possible – the real reason probably has nothing to do with the DNC struggling to raise funds. The move is to accommodate the demand for more space which is anticipated when PBO gives his final speech. No one has asked me to donate to the host committee for the Democratic Convention. I don’t recall anyone on this site saying that the’ve been asked to donate either. Aren’t all the large stadiums owned by major corporations? Do they want the convention held in a church instead, or better yet on the street?!?!

      • 190 a4alice
        January 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

        I haven’t seen anything either.

      • 191 donna dem 4 obama
        January 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

        It’s not a matter of them being owned by corporations its this particular corporation that has raided so much of the middle class that is the issue. I just feel that we will have enough to deal with in 2012 and if we can prevent a potential controversy we should. Have it at one of the college stadiums if its just a matter of getting everyone in to see the President. The article says that the reason they chose BOA stadium is to sell the skyboxes to offset the cost of the convention.

        I guess we will just have to wait and see how this plays out.

        • 192 hopefruit2
          January 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

          I have learned from previous experience to not trust ANYTHING that the media puts out there about potential decisions the President may make…usually the reasons they give are false, the premises of the outrage are false, the facts are distorted…

          Why would PBO choose a BofA owned venue on the last night of the convention just to raise money when he’s trying to campaign on the anti-corporatist greed platform? Something about this doesn’t make sense and it reeks of rank speculation, media gossip and rumor. The fact that no one from the DNC committee has asked anyone for $$$ for the host committee is a first signal that this is BS. Was there any direct statements from any campaign official that this is the reason they’re doing it? Or was that the media’s words?

    • January 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

      It is Good, however, that Warren Buffett now owns a large swath of Bank of America!

    • January 12, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Donna, from what I remember from 2008, the money for the convention comes from corporations and big money people. For example, see this list:


      I agree about the potential for BofA backlash.

    • January 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Democrats Push Back On Report Of Convention Location Change

      “Wednesday, Reuters reported that President Obama’s re-election campaign was considering holding the last night of the Democratic National Convention at Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, instead of Time Warner Cable Arena where the first two days’ events will take place. One reason raised is that they could raise more money from selling “more floor passes close to the stage” at the Bank of America stadium. But, they report, the administration worried about being associated with the name of the maligned financial institution. Democratic National Convention Committee spokesperson pushed back against the report, telling TPM: “We’re holding the convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Decisions about convention planning are driven by engaging more people in the process, not by money.”


  46. January 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

    so, did I read that PBo raise $66 million? 42 for him and and 24 for DNC?

  47. January 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

    The vice president travels to Ohio to deliver remarks on college affordability with Education Secretary Arne Duncan. According to the White House, Biden “will also call on colleges and universities to do their part to contain costs and ensure college remains within reach for the middle class.”

  48. January 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Debbie is correct-

    An inter-party feud erupted Wednesday evening over whether the head of the Democratic Party blamed the Tea Party movement for the shooting one year ago in Tucson, Ariz. that killed six and injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

    The left claimed that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) was referring to the rancor of public discourse — a hot topic in the days after the shooting.

    Republicans called it a pathetic attempt to score political points, and demanded an apology.


    Truth hurts, tea baggers!

  49. January 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

    How was wondering how much money is needed in swing states for field works (campaign offices, GOTV) and tv/radio ads. 10 million on average. Assuming there are 10 swing states, that is 100 mil.

  50. January 12, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — Chrysler Group LLC, the automaker controlled by Fiat SpA, plans to begin selling natural gas- powered pickups in the U.S. this year, said Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of both automakers.
    “We are going to bring them here, there is no doubt,” Marchionne said yesterday in an interview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Sales will be “limited at first. It depends upon the distribution network.”
    Fiat, which owns 58.5 percent of Auburn Hills, Michigan- based Chrysler, has engines using compressed natural gas in Europe. Chrysler executives have said they plan to begin deliveries of vehicles using the technology to the U.S. by 2017.


  51. 205 hopefruit2
    January 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Mark Knoller is having a mini meltdown on Twitter –accuses the campaign of “boasting.”

  52. 208 anniebella
    January 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I enjoyed the second part of the First Lady interview with Gayle King on CBS this Morning. It was nice.

  53. 211 desertflower
    January 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Like I said…they will bring about their own demise


    Wednesday morning, the Romney campaign announced the endorsement of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. “I’m so proud to earn Kris’s support,” Romney said in the press release. “Kris has been a true leader on securing our borders and stopping the flow of illegal immigration into this country,” which Romney said he was “very pleased to get.”

    Kobach is the author of Arizona and Alabama’s immigration laws….and Mitt welcomed his endorsement yesterday……

  54. January 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Rise and Shine everyone:


    It’s the shortest Rise and Shine ever, but will catch up soon!

  55. 213 desertflower
    January 12, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Former UN Ambassador Bolton Endorses Romney From TPM


  56. 215 Margaret Thomas
    January 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Another view of Jodi Kantor’s bookl “The Obamas”
    For a president who has been criticized for holding the public at arm’s length, the portrayal of him in the book can add texture to his humanity at a time voters are looking to reconnect to the incumbent. And while pundits speak of a potential enthusiasm gap among women voters, the story of the First Lady’s influence over her devoted husband’s agenda can help give confidence to a coveted demographic that can secure margins of victory in tight races.

    Ms. Kantor writes in the book, “Every day, he met with advisers who emphasized the practical realities of Washington, who reminded him of poll numbers; he spent his nights with Michelle, who talked about moral imperatives, aides said, who reminded him again and again that they were there to do good, to avoid being distracted by political noise, to be bold.”

    This is from Ilyse Hogue in The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/165594/why-obamas-should-embrace-obamas

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