President Obama will be interviewed live by Matt Lauer during NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game show at 4:30 pm ET
Chat away 😉
wow – thanks WiW!
I am in Calif and I just watched Matt Lauer interview with PBO no body will be disapointed PBO is
on his game sharp, smart, and just perfect, of course part of the interview was about Iran with Israel
no problem PBO is on top, PBO just showed Matt how smart he is, and I would like re remaind MItt
Fucking Romney that he will not know what is coming on the debates with the President, and we are handouts
to PBO we are Americans. Obama, Obama, Obama.
Yep..Mel..Matt tried to snick some R/W talking point..Our President was so quick…and just kept on with all he’s done…and reminded him there’s more to do..and why he should be re-elected..I Love my President:-)
Thanks Mel! Romney will irritate us the way Pailen did in 2008. The media will pump fear via the airwaves the way they did with Pailin – soccer moms, blue-collar Americans, hockey moms!! etc. This will be more of the same crap, just a different year.
and hot dayum….I’m FIRST!
thanks a4alice! 😆
Hey, I’m signing in at just the right time to congratulate you, GGail. 😆 Congrats on being the 1st one ready! You & I know just how to sneak in when Chips Chica has tucked the trophies away. 😉
You’re right vc, but it don’t matter. What matters is that we are here with our TOD family 🙂
(how was that for being PC) 😆
Kool! Just the right tone. 😆 😆
thanks vc – you’re awesome!
What is Working
February 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm
So I have been plugging away at Election Toolkit pages we can use to get our hands on information about the causes that matter in the upcoming elections.
I have read many comment about how folks don’t understand ACA or are afraid of it. I made a page that might help. This is a rough draft, there are holes in it, but it is a start. I find that once I make a page with places for stusf (like great tweets or endorsements from the medical community), then it is easier to add stuff as it comes into this amazing blog.
So here is my humble attempt.
If you think it will be useful you may want to bookmark the main election toolkit page which links to all the other pages
Feel free to add resources below if you have ideas.
Also a big thanks to Creolechild who sends me so many resources and waits patiently while get to them.
As always, thanks WIW for all your work. It sure helps all of us!
You are a gift to all of us. Thank you SO much for your tireless labor of love. Words escape me now.
Thank you so much WIW. All of your hard work is appreciated.
holy buckets Linda you’re amazing – tweeting this over to my ofa.
This is wonderful and tremendously helpful, WIW. I feel as if you deserve a big award for modelling the president’s quote about persistence from the last thread. Two things: 1) As states publish their voter eligibility requirements, we need to post them on your site. PA still has this legislation on hold so I have not been able to get them to you. With luck, the state will stick to the old rules (please God); 2) Just a plea–as anyone runs into Spanish translations for talking points, could they please send them to you for posting? If we’re going to be making aggressive efforts with Latino communities, we need materials. Again, THANK YOU WIW, from the bottom of my heart for all you do.
Well that is just spectacular, WiW! I am so glad you are on our side.
It really isn’t that hard to make these pages once you have made one. Plus I have this research staff (know as the TOD blog) so it really is a snap. I am happy to implement the voter Reg. requirements and spanish versions. If I miss them as blog postings send them to email@example.com
Now back to the game…….
THE SUSAN G. KOMEN TRAIN WRECK INTERVIEW
This is a fascinating post by Professor Jay Rosen (Professor of Journalism at New York University).
Interview as Train Wreck: Susan G. Komen Foundation meets Andrea Mitchell
Professionals in crisis communication will be talking about this interview for years. Watch the clip. (It’s excruciating.) Read my analysis, which won’t capture everything. Then add your observations in the comments.
Andrea Mitchell of NBC News interviews Nancy Brinker, CEO and founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, about the foundation’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screening programs:
VIDEO OF THE INTERVIEW
Brinker was completely unprepared for this interview. She was placed in a situation that she seemed not to understand. Her estimation of her ability to re-describe an event that began two days earlier was wildly off base. To the degree that she had one, her message might be summarized as: “Forget what we said earlier, ignore what’s happening out there, for this is what I am saying now.” From her first words (“It’s a mischaracterization of our goals, our mission…”) Brinker communicated that she did not understand the forces that had brought her to MSNBC’s studios and put her in that chair opposite Andrea Mitchell.
I mean this literally: Brinker did not know what she was doing there. She thought she was going on air to correct some misbegotten story line that an excitable press, the wounded executives at Planned Parenthood and ideologues in the pro-choice movement had cooked up. In her delusional state, the decision had nothing to do with the politics of abortion. Nothing! The reality was that a board member from her own organization had told the press that it did:
Andrea was too soft on Brinker. She allowed her to use too much double-talk. And that didn’t work – we can read between the lines and hanging sentences.
SGK is gonna be watched very closely now with a cloud hanging over it’s head for a long time – especially when the PP grants expire in a year.
I know I’m gonna be watching.
GGail, though I can’t stand Andrea Mitchell, I think her interviewing incompetence actually helped here because Brinker dug herself deeper in a hole the longer she spoke. She was extremely poorly prepped for this interview. As I told my husband, when she started talking about “metrics” she was dead. You do not address a topic that has touched off raw emotions among a broad swath of the American public with words like that. She looked cold, heartless and completely devoid of compassion–a female Romney. Major fail of media savvy.
I read somewhere she made $5 million year. Fleecing of Americans
I’ll be reading that. I really, really like that website – thanks for sharing it.
Seems like every day there is a “good news” story about the auto industry
Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and Manufacturing Plants
Sometimes those tree huggers do a good thing
Greenpeace Files with SEC Regarding TransCanada’s Lies About Keystone XL Jobs Claims
Wave and Tidal Ocean Power Could Produce 15% Water Power by 2030
tweeted all thx linda
Chips, I’m at church, please post the interview, love.
Sure hope you’re not in the choir loft where the youngsters can see your example. 😉 😆
Ha! A soprano is watching, Lorraine, and her kid is watching, too.
WOW Chips this is so cool
A group of very sweet intelligent young black men too young to vote but put together this amazing video!
I just posted this too..lol
I LOVE THIS…PBO SHLD SURPRISE THEM W/ A VISIT TO THE WH…OR HAVE THEM SING AT ONE OF HIS STUMPS! BEAUTIFUL!
They are toooo precious! Thanks aamom for posting these smart and talented young black men!
They are our leaders of tomorrow and we need to encourage them and show them some love.
I’m ordering the shirt and emailing this to family and friends!
Tweet this and send it to anyone tied to the DNC
YEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAH….I GOT HOME JUST IN TIME TO SEE PBO ON THIS INTERVIEW…AWESOME…HAD TO BUY BABY GIFTS TODAY FOR FRIENDS. I TRIED ONE ON…MY BIG TOE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
They’re really not excited at all….
Hi Chips have you seen this video? Its wonderful!
LOL Twitter is so cool it was tweeted first I think by Charles Blow, NYTimes.
Yes! That’s who I got it from.. 🙂
That was good.
Not to sound too emo but I do wish the fact that he ended DADT and enacting health care reform would have been mentioned, that was a big deal.
Written by Curtis Mayfield — he’s a big music producer, no?
The late Curtis Mayfield. Yes, he was a great big music producer.
Yep. Curtis Mayfield was an accomplished R&B producer. He died in 1999.
I love these young men’s creativity and energy. I hope this brings them a whole heaping of success as well as exposure for our youth to engage in this re-election.
Remembering their youth, they probably included just the things that caught THEIR attention.
did my part to make it go viral – ha! What a great idea. bookmarking to buy a shirt good luck guys!
Good read from Smartypants….with a suggestion 🙂
Woohoo! It’s almost PBO time. Then it’ll be time for the Patriots to mop the floor with the Giants.
UT, want to bet $10,000 on it?
Oh Bill. Bill, Bill, Bill. I’m not Romney who makes cheap bets. Let’s go one better. $100,000 bet Bill? 😉
FRESH OFF THE PRINTING PRESS…DON’T SMEAR THE INK!…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
UT – let the ink dry before you try passing those bills off.
I know the Pats are in pain, but Ground Hog Day is still being felt.
UT, I’m making a good clean bet with you. No money whatsoever involved.
If Patriots lose, you have to write a short open love letter to Mitt, Rick, Newt and Paul singing their praises, expressing your love/admiration for them – The letter has to be posted here by 11:30PM tonight.
If the Giants lose, I’ll have to come up with a love letter for the GOP candidates…
Whooooo I’m liking this bet.
Hey UT are you in????
I will be happy to double the bet ha, ha. haso Romney will see yoy on election night asshole.
I hope not 🙂
Has anyone seen anything on the union busting issue today?
Here’s what the brainiac’s in the AZ legislature are “working” on this week..
Jackie…Blog for Arizona is a must visit for all of us Arizonans…excellent info 🙂
DF, thank you for this information. I haven’t said anything but we use to live in AZ. My husband was born there, my oldest son was born in Phoenix and we have many relatives and friends there. I haven’t been back since this whole thing with immigration started. You are an inspiration to me. My of our relatives there are repubs. So we don’t discuss any of this. Always glad for your analysis. Thanks for all you do!!!!
Bless your heart, marilyn:) I didn’t know that you had transplanted yourself from here! well, if you want a great site to keep abreast of all the crazy…this is it! Bookmark that, and maybe I’ll see you over there commenting 🙂 I would love that!
OK…I’M OFF TO WATCH PBO…WILL BBL….:)
*** Cough ***
Anyone who hasn’t TV access to NBC ….
Man you are a mind reader AND a life saver!
Chica, you are the best! I tuned in just in time to see that fine, fine, FINE Lenny Kravitz. Damn, he’s good looking, even with sunglasses on. 😎 He has the right to bare arms anytime he wants to!! Whhheeeeeew, baby!!
He is indeed yummy isn’t he isonprize! 🙂
Are they livetreaming the interview?
The President is NEXT!!
I’m doing cartwheels!
Hey guys in addition to Chipstick’s link, I believe http://www.msnbc.com is airing the game LIVE. Not sure about the pre-game show but you can check if you want to.
Wow, Lenny Kravitz AND Pres. Obama?? WHAT???
I don’t need a superbowl. I will have already had mine!!! WHEEEEEEW BABY!!!
I read that Lenny is 50 years old. Boy does he look terrific!
From the wiki — Leonard Albert “Lenny” Kravitz (born May 26, 1964), so that would make him 47. Not quite fifty, but STILL fine, in my opinion!!
POTUS looking fresh and rested. What a cutie.
Wow, the makeup they did on PBO look so natural on him.
POTUS is on NOW!!!
I love My President! He is wearing a nice new neatly pressed shirt today 🙂
Its the same shirt HF2 😆
It seems likely he has several dozen or maybe a closet full…. It is the right look for his handsome self!
Hopefruit, I laughed out loud when they showed the first Laurer, Obama interview. Pres. Obama had on the same shirt from back in 2008!! He so NOT cares about fashion. I love it!!!
I know right! I laughed out loud when I saw that. He could care less. That’s our guy. There is absolutely nothing pretentious about this man 🙂
Yes, PBO I agree with you. Tom Brady is hot hot hot HOT!!!!!!!
Too funny…. President Obama has the same shirt on he had on 3 years ago.
He is so cute!!!
I noticed that also. Very funny. Groundhog day.
Oh thanks donna for reminding me – I didn’t realize it was the same shirt!
Seriously, I bet he has a huge drawerful of those shirts!! He looks GREAT. And relaxed.
That’s right Mr. President – toot your horn!!!!
swoon. and nothing else to say.
POTUS looked absolutely gorgeous.
What a hottie!
w00t that was fun! thanks for the linky chips!
Wait wait did he say they will air the rest of it on Monday.
MONDAY? That’s not fair. They leave us hanging like that? Folks want MORE.
O………..kay. We’ll have to watch the rest of the interview tomorrow on the today show. That was a very short pre interview-interview. Past years have been longer.
It’s a sneaky attempt to maintain some ratings thru monday.
You bet ya what alse,however I did not hear any sound bites that the MSM can use on PBO.
It’s because they can’t find anything negative to hammer him with so lets move the rest of the interview to the Today Show because they get like 3 Million viewers vs 30 Million viewers for the Super Bowl.
I hate our media!
Actually I think they want to drag some of the ratings thru Monday. Making money off PBO.
WASHINGTON — Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading anti-breast-cancer charity, has insisted that its since-reversed decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood arose from a routine change in criteria for grant eligibility that had nothing to do with abortion politics.
But a Komen insider told HuffPost on Sunday that Karen Handel, Komen’s staunchly anti-abortion vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the attempt to make that decision look nonpolitical.
“Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria,” the source, who requested anonymity out of concern that speaking publicly would do irreparable harm to the source’s career, told HuffPost. “She said, ‘If we just say it’s about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.'”
Emails between Komen leadership on the day the Planned Parenthood decision was announced, which were reviewed by HuffPost under the condition they not be published, confirm the source’s description of Handel’s sole “authority” in crafting and implementing the Planned Parenthood policy.
Handel’s strategy to cut off Planned Parenthood involved drafting new guidelines that would prevent Komen from funding any organization that was under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. Since Planned Parenthood is currently the target of a congressional inquiry prompted by House Republicans into the way it uses government funds, the family planning provider would have been immediately disqualified from receiving new Komen grants.
After the initial uproar when news of the decision broke, the story that Komen told the public was that the cut-off was unrelated to a political agenda against Planned Parenthood
Sorry….this is a HuffPuff exclusive.
Linda, I’ve read a couole of follow-ups that describe the actions of SGK as NOT REALLY a reversal. It’s just spin. Handel doesn’t intend to give funds to support Planned Parenthood, regardless of what the SGK spokesperson says.
Komen Statement on Planned Parenthood is a PR Move, Not A Policy Reversal
Yes… I have read that also…….but this Karen Handel has got to go ! I remember when she was running for Governor here in GA….
It ended up in a run off so I got to vote against her Twice…..
Hateful, she and the rest are just hateful. I know plenty of now grown women, who got their first gyn exams at Planned Parenthood. Got REAL instructions on birth control so that there would NOT be an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.
I don’t have any stats, but I think Planned Parenthood does more to prevent abortions than any of these Right Wing nutjobs ever have. AND, it’s mighty funny how the RWs fight to keep women from having abortions but don’t seem to give a damn after the babies get here!
Don’t even get me started.
You are correct when you say that PP has Done more to PREVENT abortions than anyone else. I will try to find the stats on that.
Cool, I’m okay. Now I can ‘not give a damn’ about the big game. Unless of course, Lenny Kravitz, comes back on. Woooo hooo…
I love our President.
The President looked so relaxed and peaceful.
What an absolutely gorgeous man in every way.
My heart skipped a couple beats when he came on.
PBO IS LOOKING MIGHTY FINE…HE NEEDS TO DIP HIS FINGERS IN SOME CHIP DIP…AND GET RID OF THAT SUIT JACKET! LET’S MAKE THAT VEGGIE DIP SINCE FLOTUS IS THERE! LOL…GOTTA’ KEEP THAT BROCOLLI ON THE TABLE SO PBO ISN’T GROUNDED! I’M FOR THE PATRIOTS…WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…!..:)
Blue checked lives!!! He was in the same blue checked in the clip from 2008, lol. I think it’s his Lucky Shirt and will not be replaced. President Obama was impressive and smooth, as always. The interview seemed too short, but then I could look at and listen to him all day long, all week long. Lauer tricked a little bit, tune in Today tomorrow for the exciting conclusion. Today tomorrow, ha ha ha.
Why does every interview, press conf. have to always be about war?
The public can’t even enjoy a Sunday interview with the President before the Super Bowl w/o the first question being about starting another war.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
– Jimi Hendrix
BECAUSE…THEY KEEP TRYING TO HOOK HIM ON THE SUBJECT OF ISRAEL…THERE IS NOT AN INTERVIEW AROUND THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN IDEOLOGICAL PROBE IN IT…THEY NEED TO GIVE IT UP AND GROW UP! BBL…I’M HUNGRY!..:)
Sue, I think you’re right b/c if a war starts the election will be about the war–not the economy.
An Willard always tries to b/s the public that PBO is not a strong supporter of Israel… With all the people dying who could be save with just a few dollars a day…we spend so much fighting war year after year after year.
Stay strong Mr. President…God’s got your back…
It’s about Israel!!!!!!!!!!!
I’M NOT WATCHING THE GAME…MAKING DINNER AND WATCHING MOVIES!
He looked fabulous! I hope he rips off those dress clothes ASAP and gets into some sweats or running pants and can relax with his friends and family! Maybe even splooge a little salsa on his shirt 🙂 Relax and not be consumed by the world today..that’s my wish for him.
Obama was very crisp during the interview. Good answers.
New post everyone:
Hey UT, Hopefruit2 challenged (bet) you on the Super Bowl Game upthread
Are you in???
February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm
UT, I’m making a good clean bet with you. No money whatsoever involved.
Hey donna -Thanks : ) I’ve also reposted on the next thread – let’s see if UT will take on my challenge!!!!
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