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Special Guest

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with young children during a visit to the Ron Rosner Family YMCA of Spotsylvania County in Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 13


327 Responses to “Special Guest”


  1. 4 Jewelz
    September 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Love me some Michelle!!

  2. September 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I’m trying to imagine Miss Ann in all these photoes, in the place of FLOTUS – but it’s impossible. At the very least, the expressions on the kids’ faces would not be nearly as delighted.

    • 6 anniebella
      September 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      muscatinegal, don’t even think or say such a thing. Let Queen Ann go back to her many mansions and dancing horses. We have the First Lady we need right now.

      • September 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        No, of course we don’t want Miss Ann anywhere but home doing GOP laundry! I just meant trying to see her interact with anyone that looks different than her, in a sincere manner with some warmth.

  3. September 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Those 2nd and 3rd pictures… she looks horrified! LOL!

  4. 14 japa21
    September 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    She can be a special guest of mine any time. Of course I would be unconscious the whole time, having fainted and hit my head on the floor.

    • 15 daisydem
      September 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Not true japa21; you would rise to the occasion (your voice might be a little shaky or squealy at first, lol) warmly grasp her hand, give her a big hug (she and our Prez luv hugs) and at the end of the day, you and she’d be like best buddies!

  5. 16 Obama Grandmama
    September 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Am watching Chris Matthews currently and he has on two foreign affairs specialists. I have an eiry feeling about the Jimmy Carter comparison and the embassy protests with Romney pushing weakness and these comparisons. Remember we found out later that Reagan’s people made a deal with Iran to not release the prisoners until after his Inauguration? I hope the not adding up part and the coincidences do not represent GOP monkey business. Who is the movie maker? I hope he is not tied to the GOP somehow.

    • 17 anniebella
      September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Come on guys, what is up with you. There is no way in hell this is any camparison to Jimmy Carter. Why even think things like that, PLEASE.

      • 18 hopefruit2
        September 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        Obama Grandmama is not comparing PBO to Carter – she is saying that the MEDIA & GOP are trying (albeit unsuccessfully) to create a scenario reminiscent of Jimmy Carter and Iran. But I agree with Obama Grandmama that we might find out (at some point) that the movie maker is tied to the GOP.

        The truth is that Obama is NOT Carter; Romney is not Reagan, and most importantly 2012 is NOT 1980. Whatever the GOP (and their friends in the military, or MSM) are trying or hoping for, it WON’T work. It will not help Mitt Romney win in Nov.

      • 21 vitaminlover
        September 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        Thank you, anniebella. We cannot let ‘all over the place’ Matthews skew us with his current emotion. Remain steadfast. We’ve GOT this!

        • 22 sabreen60
          September 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

          My suggestion: STOP watching these paid corporate pundits. You do know that they are paid by their corporate masters. How do they get ratings? Keep some controversy going. Stir the pot. Matthews is the worst person I’ve ever seen who blows with the win. He’s almost as bad as Romney when it comes to sticking to a belief.

  6. 24 TheWorld4Obama
    September 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Just bringing my post over from the last thread:
    ———————————————————
    Hi All at TOD!!

    I just came across this while on Huffpost and knowing we donโ€™t link them, if Chips is OK with it, thanks for approving:

    There some hilarious posts on that Huffpost story titled: โ€˜The Most Interesting Man In The World,โ€™ Dos Equisโ€™ Jonathan Goldsmith, Hosts Obama Fundraiser
    Here are some of the posts of people imitating Goldsmith:

    โ€œNot only are his tax returns public, they regularly top the best-seller lists and have been translated into 28 languages. โ€
    โ€œThe Most Interesting Man does not talk to empty chairs. As he once said, that is for old, forgetful menโ€ฆ. โ€
    โ€œI donโ€™t always endorse a Presidential candidate, but when I do I prefer Barack Obamaโ€

    I think it is hilarious the ingenuity of the posts on that story. Hope you all have a good laugh!!

  7. 27 Pamela
    September 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Very special indeed!

  8. 28 anniebella
    September 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    How about the kids going home and telling Mom and Dad who stop by our class today.

  9. 29 utaustinliberal
    September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    She’s so gorgeous and so wonderful with the kids. Love her outfit. I remember it as the one she wore on Oprah when she and the President visited.

    Do I spy a secret service agent with a hint of a smile on his face?

    • 30 0388jojothecat
      September 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Everybody who’s anybody….LOVES our First Lady and 2nd Lady. They see the sinserity of these two remarkable women you just can’t help but like and admire them.

  10. 31 squarepeg
    September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    President and MIchelle Obama thanks Charlotte NC for their hospitality: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/11/3522313/from-the-president-thank-you-charlotte.html

  11. September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Miss Ann was in Largo Florida today, one City over from me, 75 people!

  12. 40 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Aha! so here you are! Didn’t think I’d find you, huh? Well, you can run, but there’s no hiding from ol eagle eye cookemom. Just wanted to post this:

    There was a 400% increase in sales of Springsteenโ€™s โ€˜We Take Car of Our Ownโ€™ following the DNC convention.

    Now poll that!

  13. 41 squarepeg
    September 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  14. September 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Mitt is truly evil and he is not alone.

  15. September 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Whew. What a busy week this has been. Had meetings yesterday and today, my manager is away on a family emergency so I’ve been charge, and helping my commonlaw wifey get her ducks lined up in a row for the weight loss surgery. But I just read Deaniac’s new piece on TPV, and and FLOORED that Mittens is losing Cubans in FL by 16 FUCKING POINTS!!! My people might just be seeing the light.

  16. September 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    WTF? They are just recycling our talking points to confuse People…

    • 58 theo67
      September 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      They’re nervous about their House seats. The heats turning up!

      • September 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll has Dems up by 6 in the generic ballot. If you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to donate to the DCCC and DSCC. A little goes a long way.

        And if Rahm and the CTU ink a deal over the weekend, then he can go back to Super PACking for Congressional Dems.

  17. September 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Libya Arrests Four In Embassy Killings

    The Libyan government has arrested four suspects in the 9/11 attack on the U.S. Embassy that killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, vindicating President Obama’s declaration on Wednesday that the United States was not going to walk away from a newly liberated Libya because of a terrorist attack.

    http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/big-break-obama-libya-arrests-four-embassy-killings

  18. 61 isonprize
    September 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Hey TODers,

    Anyone with peeps in the Bronx or Harlem who want to help to relect President Obama in Philadelphia, send me an email at my screename on gmail.

    • 62 isonprize
      September 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      BETTER YET!!!!! Bronx and Harlem folks can contact your local OFA office and tell them you want to come to Philadelphia!!!

      • 63 LDS
        September 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        Hello isonprize, I am on it and doing my best to bring at least 10 people with me every week. I was there last Saturday at a block party, DJ’s for Obama. Help is on the way! I have friend in Brooklyn who are committed as well. We are reaching out to New Jersey as well.
        We are not going back!

        WAKE UP EVERYBODY!

        • 64 isonprize
          September 14, 2012 at 2:02 am

          DJs for Obama was in my region, babyBAAAAAAYBEEEEE!!!!

          I wasn’t there, but I heard it was SLAMMIN!!! That is in my region! Send an email to the screen name here at the gmail and put DJโ€™s for Obama in the subject line.

          We ARE PUSHING HARD. Pennsylvania Voter Registration deadline is Tuesday October 9, 2012

  19. 65 sherijr
    September 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    FLOTUS!! She is so wonderful.. and look at that little guy showing offer for her ๐Ÿ™‚

    On a side note… I admit I’ve found FLOTUS’ Secret Service guy to be kinda ‘hawt’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ the tall bald one.. yum. I so wish I was still 30~

  20. September 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share.

    Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!

    Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $13 or whatever you can, you’ll be automatically entered to be flown out to join us.

    I’ve had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times — and believe me — it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

    Don’t worry about the airfare and hotel, it’s taken care of. And you can bring a guest.

    But the countdown is on — this opportunity ends at midnight:

    https://donate.barackobama.com/Meet-Me-in-New-York

    Can’t wait to meet you!

    Love,

    B
    -/

    I got an Email from Beyonce? Awesome!

  21. 73 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Great and moving compilation of the convention speeches

  22. September 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I usually like Robin Wright, very smart, but She kind of played Devils advocate- on Hardball.

  23. 75 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Chuckie has been kinda quiet all day…wonder what that means..

  24. 78 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Hmmm….

    “Hold’s the edge” usually means a fairly decent lead.

  25. 79 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Okay, here we go!! BOOM:

  26. 81 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Also see Obama lead is 7 in new Reuters poll—–and a huge lead on who you trust with Medicare in that poll.

  27. 82 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    And this is almost funny

  28. 87 theo67
    September 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Rufus Gifford (the OFA donation/fundraising guy) sent out a message about the Beyonce/Jazy/President Obama bash. If you donate before midnight tonight, you get a chance to go possibly go to the event – airfare and hotel covered. I loved the little note at the end of his email:

    “If you win, please tell Beyoncรฉ and Jay-Z that I’m a huge fan. (I think President Obama already knows how I feel about him.)” – so cute.

  29. 88 Melanie
    September 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  30. 89 donna dem 4 obama
    September 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    College Kay got her phone call !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 100 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Collegekay got her phone call!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 118 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    WSJ/Marist polls 59% to 34% on PBO better on foreign matters. PBO up +2 on Mitt on the economy and jobs.

    Dear Mitt,
    Thank you for your unmitigated gall to think that you are entitled to be Prez. While you went flailing all over the place like a one legged man in a kicking contest, PBO never missed a beat. Now in desperation, you’ve taken to embarrassing yourself once again in front of the international community. You’re shaming your fellow Pubs and even the teabutts are holding their noses. Ask Ann if it’s ok to just quit now before your kids and grandkids have to wear paperbags on their heads to leave the house.

    PS: You’re taking the party down with you, but I ain’t mad at you.

    Sincerely,
    Your biggest fan

    • 121 utaustinliberal
      September 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      This new poll shows that Pres. Obama’s post convention bounce is not a “sugar high” as much as team Romney would like it to be, but is very very very real. Team Romney should be afraid.

      • 122 0388jojothecat
        September 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        Tweety, Toad, and all those newstainers make me sick! Why the “F” can’t they just report the “f”ing numbers without the snarky commentary. Robme didn’t get a bounce so PBO doesn’t deserve a bounce, the GOP had a shitty convention, Dems had an exceptionally great convention….NO NEED FOR FUTURE Conventions if both party’s don’t have exceptionally great conventions because “both” sides have to be exactly the same.

        Writing this comment I just got an epiphany….This is the way Americans think now. You know how when kids have birthday parties and although the kid whose birthday it is and they get gifts, so that the children don’t feel slighted in any way, parents buy “gift bags” to the children who attend the party……we can’t let the kid who is having the special day enjoy all the attention, we need to make sure the other kids don’t “feel” left out and unworthy. The Newstainers don’t want Robme to feel left out and unworthy.

  33. 123 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Let’s get this party started…. 50 more hits to 13 million and CollegeKay got her phone call!!!!

    YAHOOOO!!!

  34. 130 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  35. September 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Usually, Tweety and the good Rev. Have those Polls ready to go on their Shows?

  36. 138 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    More good news that even Chuckie can’t spin

  37. 140 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Live from the National Constitution Center: Liberty Medal Ceremony honoring Muhammad Ali

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/livenow?id=8809745

  38. September 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

  39. September 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    This. It’s about damn time.

  40. 147 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

  41. 148 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  42. 149 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Threshold Crossed!!! WOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!

    • 150 vcprezofan2
      September 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      WOOT! CONGRATULATIONS, MAYORESS CHIPS!!!! Chips Chica and College Kay are on the podium! I’m ready to party! /got my dance steps from the guy in the orange shirt that Derbingle pointed out / I’m good to go!

  43. September 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  44. 155 ctgirl7
    September 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Congrats Chips! Thank you for giving us a beautiful home ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. 156 andogriff
    September 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Loving all this positive coverage, and the photos of Michelle’s visit to the kids are so beautiful! Congrats on the 13 millions hits, Ms Chips, and thanks so much for all you do for us, and for our President!

  46. September 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Chuck Todd- it’s the Bill Clinton bounce…

  47. 163 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA! Watch Todd’s pained face on Tweety as he (and Tweety) now try to spin the polls as just a “sugar high” from the Post-convention bounce. Oh, so now according to the MSM, conventions don’t matter – because the “bounce” is not real? Chuck Todd himself said that he expected a “bounce” of about 3pts, but so far, the bounce is more than 3pts, not just nationally, but also in battleground states.

    Now Tweety is looking to the debates as Willard’s possible saving grace? HAHAHAHAHA!

    • September 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      And they will all say after the debates, that Robney was powerful, knocked it out of the Park etc. Then, the focus group poll from CBS will come back, showing that the President won by double digits and they will all eat Crow!

  48. 165 Linda
    September 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    UpChuck Todd is going to throw up from spinning…

  49. 166 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I certainly didn’t need convincing, but this is quite a disgraceful list

  50. 173 Tally
    September 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    ok – this is in response to a post upthread from ObamaGrandmama – and the Carter Comparison and the Reagan Iran Contra deals…..

    There’s ALL KINDS of wrong going on with Mitt and the poison that has been coming out of his mouth, especially the last 48 hours.

    – His first statement, using the word “ATTACKS” (note the pural), was released after the Cairo Embassy statement, but BEFORE any knowledge of the attacks on Benghazi were released. Mitt is NOT briefed on anything at this point. He had no access to any official information. HOW DID HE KNOW? He also made the colossal mistake of using the plural of ATTACK. At the time, the only ATTACK that had occurred was in Libya. HOW DID HE KNOW THERE WOULD BE MORE?

    – His first statement not only LIED about the sitting President Of The United States, it LIED about the statement itself, saying it was an apology, when it clearly wasn’t.

    – His press conference on 9/12 doubled-down on the LIE, while he SMIRKED, then walked away HAPPY, SMIRKING, even though a US Ambassador, along with three other Americans, and ten Libyans were dead.

    – Sheldon Adelson is Mitt’s biggest donor.

    – Sheldon Adelson wants a war with Iran more than anything on Earth (along with a Presidential Pardon for international money laundering, other illegal activities with the Chinese mafia….. and God knows what else at this point.)

    – Mitt is STILL LYING. Even after being called out by 90% of the GOP.

    – There is talk all over the news that these attacks were orchestrated, and planned, with the (really bad video fail) as a false cause to hide behind.

    – Who funded the (video fail)?

    – Who funded the terrorists and armed them?

    – Why is Mitt trying to instill a sense of weakness regarding the government he wants to run, especially when there are not only Americans in harm’s way, but foreign civilians who actually LIKE US NOW because of President Obama?

    – Why is Mitt trying to BUY the Presidency?

    – Why doesn’t Mitt care that he fails to show one shred of decency or empathy?

    – Why doesn’t Mitt care that he doesn’t understand the first thing about handling International Protocol?

    – Why is Mitt trying to conflagrate an already hot and tense situation?

    – Does Mitt not realize that Reagan was OUTTED for making illegal deals with Iran over American Hostages?

    – Does Mitt believe no one remembers that??

    – Just how fucking stupid is Mitt Romney?

    • September 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Excellent Tally. Suggest you Tweet a link to this comment to Axelrod, Cutter, Lawrence, Bashir, etc.

      Those of us who track Tweets from Egypt and Libya knew stuff was happening well before the corporate US media mentioned anything but it’s unlikely that that was #SmirkinMitt’s resource, but it still would not explain the timing of his statement as you note above.

    • 175 kathryn kivett
      September 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      We asked the same question a few threads back about the timeline of R’s statement and the attacks….I’m so glad I didn’t read that wrong….Why isn’t anyone not making an issue of this…..he also kept calling Lybia’s attack on embassy when it was a consulate b/c it’s not the capital…I’m not a conspiracy theorist but damn, this is really WIERD……

    • September 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  51. 178 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    The WSJ/Marist numbers are through last Tuesday and are considered part of the DNC bounce. That still doesn’t include Mitt’s horrible week. So as bad as these numbers are for Mitt, they’re going to be worse after yesterday. Clinton is getting the credit for the improved right track/wrong track numbers, who cares. That’s not the case of course, but if it makes the pundits happy, oh well.

    Senate races in Ohio and Florida look good for Sherrod and Nelson, not as well for Kaine in Virginia.

    We still have to volunteer and donate as if we’re 20 points down.

    • 179 hopefruit2
      September 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Actually, I don’t buy the “DNC convention bounce” meme. That’s not the whole story. While I do believe there was a bounce, I actually think the numbers were better than we were being led to think – even before the DNC convention. If I recall, there was a lot of finagling with the cross tabs, and using some shady and undisclosed “likely voter” methodology to low ball PBO’s numbers in the weeks prior to the convention.

      The MSM now feels comfortable giving Clinton credit for something he really didn’t cause – that’s fine. But what we’re seeing is that the polls are now conforming to what the actual figures will be in November.

      • September 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        Which many of us have been saying on Twitter for a few months, especially JeffersonObama. This is 2008 again, not 2010; and 2010 won’t happen again for a generation, if ever.

      • 181 AnitaW
        September 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        In addition, if these numbers are through Tuesday then only Michelle had spoken at that point during the convention. It has not factored in Bill, Joe or Barack’s speeches. Not to mention Mitt’s horrible week. Forward folks. We have to keep working. There is a phone bank at my house this Saturday calling battleground states.

        • 182 hopefruit2
          September 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

          The numbers are based on polling done from Sun (sep 9) through this Tuesday (Sep 11). So the polling factored in the entire convention plus the few days following the convention.

  52. 184 sherijr
    September 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    woohoo ***********CONGRATULATIONS CHIPS*********** 13 MILLION + !!!you’re a Shining STAR!!!

    wow I just checked the numbers a short bit ago & it was 12,999,661 & come back & poof over 13 million. Well Done & thank you so much for being here for all of us~

  53. September 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Well, since Chips hasn’t been here since the 13 million mark turned, I will repeat myy suggestion of earlier. She will, rightfully, ask for $13 donations for PBO. I will, in addition, ask for $13 contributions for people running for Congress who can back up PBO for the next 4 years. The DCCC is looking at 60 districts currently with GOP critters that they consider in play We need to flip 25 of them. Let’s make sure they have the funds to flip even more. Give to th DCCC or DSCC or go to their sites to see who can use some funds and give directly or though Act Blue. We3 can do this. Duckworth just got my $13.

    • 187 Dudette
      September 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Perfection!!!

    • 188 hopefruit2
      September 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      That’s a good idea japa. But if I remember correctly, aren’t donations sent in after the last night of the DNC convention automatically going to the DSCC/DCCC for the down ballot candidates, and no longer for PBO?

      I’ve donated to both DSCC and DCCC this year and have no problems donating to them again ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 189 cookemom
        September 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        An individual can donate up to 2300 (I think, may be 2500) total up until PBO accepted the nomination. That money goes into the primary pot. After his acceptance any monies, up to another 2300 goes in the general election pot. Never the two shall meet. I think PBO can direct funds to help downstream candidates with the money as well. It’s not automatic as I understand it. I’m open to be corrected.

    • September 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      http://www.delbeneforcongress.com/ You won’t find her on Act Blue, though. She’s not ‘progressive’ enough for them (translation, Suzan beat Darcy Burner in the primary). Even still, it is absolutely critical that Suzan wins in the WA-01 to help flip the Congress. She has my unwavering support and she will be great in Congress…a true pragmatist in a moderate district.

  54. September 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Those dudes trying to blame ‘the press’ for all the grief #SmirkinMitt is deservedly receiving is so laughable it hurts ….

  55. 194 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    THIS IS A PRE-EMPTIVE WARNING! Ezra Klein is hosting the Ed show. Now, that should do it. I just saved a few folks from having to gag over this sad state of affairs. How about that, I saved TODtown!

  56. 201 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    What??? Just unbelievable! Crazy haters!

    • 202 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      So what? Kansas would make a difference why? Ha ha, sounds like a state that’s a little too stuck on itself. I lived in KS for two years. May I just say, I wasn’t nuts before I moved there.

      • 203 Walking_on_ Sunshine
        September 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        Exactly. Who gives a crap about their six puny electoral votes that are sure to go to Romney anyway? Weird place.

    • 204 0388jojothecat
      September 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      If KS does not allow a sitting President on the ballet maybe they don’t need Government funds. SOB’s!

  57. September 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Chips, I remember when you hit 1million! We thought that was amazing. You are our Goddess! Thank you for doing what you are doing! We love you!

  58. 206 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  59. September 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I know I’m really late to the game, but Mitt Romney really had some cojones to actually ask his possible unning mates to submit 10 years of tax returns!!!! I guess ambition blinds you because I would have laughed in his face and just said…really. But Paul Ryan, I assume, and presumably the other schmucks agreed to hand ’em over.

    Wow!

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/09/13/romney_asked_shortlisters_for_10_years_of_tax_returns.html

    • 208 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Did Ryan leak that? Who put this out there, and why? I’m thinking Ryan, then Rubio. Both are seeing Mitt as the cause of their political demise.

  60. 209 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Memo to Ezra Klein: The “Obama economy” that you speak of pejoratively is FAR SUPERIOR to any and everything that Mitt Romney has done or could have done on the economic front. So, contrary to the crap you’re peddling about Romney being “unable” to focus on the “Obama economy,” we know very well that Mitt does not want to talk about the “Obama economy.”

    • 210 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I thought you turned away. I tried to warn you. Try the food network channel. Chopped is on and there’s no commentary, just mystery baskets.

      • 211 hopefruit2
        September 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        I did turn away but that was from when I overheard him during the first 5 mins of the show right before I changed the channel.

    • September 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Good thong I am not Home watching his BS.
      Then again, had I made that comment, I probably would have had different responses, than you had.
      LOL!

  61. September 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Last night I was up late and decided to see who Jimmy Fallon had on his show. Well, I turn it on and who’s sitting there but creepazoid David Gregory. Oooof. And they’re talking about the election.

    Now since I haven’t seen this guy in eons, I rely on the opinions of everyone here about what a RWNJ he is on Meet the Republicans every Sunday. Well, I watched him on Fallon for 5 minutes and that was more than enough. He was talking about how people are just now warming up to Romney so he should see his poll numbers improve. THIS IS AFTER ROMNEY’S CRAPTASTIC NOSEDIVE PATHETIC DAY. Fallon – who is obviously a Democrat who would love to kiss the hem of President Obama’s pants (to which I say, get in line) – stifled a GUFFAW and said, warming up? But if he’s going to win, shouldn’t he be HOT right about now?? Gregory smirked and then went on to say well, businessmen favor Romney because Romney is so much better for the economy. There were about 2 people in the whole theater who clapped half-heartedly. OMG – what a hideous display of RW talking points, completely partial to Romney. I don’t know how you guys watch this turd on TV!!

  62. September 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

  63. 226 collegekay
    September 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I’m back family. Yes I got the call today. It was reaaaaally short. I only talked to him for like 2 minutes but it was greaaaat.

    I’m walking to the metro to drop off voter registration forms from my campus and this blocked number comes up on my phone. So I answer and this guy is like “Hi is this Kayla” and I say “Yes.” He says “I’m calling from Air Force One and I have the President for you, please hold.”

    I’m like OMFG! NOT NOW! NOT AROUND ALL THESE PEOPLE! lmfaoooooo. I was totally caught off guard!

    So he comes on and he says “Kayla? Heyyy this is Barack.” I’m like OMFG. “Hiiiiiiiiii.” And he thanked me all of the volunteering and stuff. He told me to make sure my campus gets involved. Then I told him I was on my way to the DNC to drop off forms. He said that’s fantastic. Then he said “I heard you’re a ball player.” I said yeah I used to play on a team with boys b/c I’m so aggressive. He said “well there ya go.” LOL. It’s all fuzzy now but he told me he hopes to see me out on the campaign trail soon. I said YEAH I HOPE SO! Then I told him I was at the Easter Egg Roll this year and I shook his hand but he meets so many people that he probably wouldn’t remember me. He laughed. Omg his laugh is so cute.

    Ahhh! Then he thanked me again and said bye. It was so quick I didn’t even get to mention TOD ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    But a HUGE THANK YOU to Chips and the wonderful supporters on this blog. This would not have happened if it weren’t for you all.

  64. 245 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    13 million hits!!!! Congratulations Chipsticks. 13 million thank yous for everything you do for all of us and for the President! #FORWARD

  65. September 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    “Scary stat o’ the day: Expect 43K political ads PER DAY until 11/6 says @CMAGAdFacts”

    Wowee!

    • 248 Dudette
      September 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Good time to go on a TV diet. I could live with that as long as my phone isn’t blowing up with damned robo-calls. I hate them with a white heat!

  66. 249 dotster3
    September 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:34 am

      You know, I have to say that I’m a little surprised that Anna Wintour is such an Obamabot. She always struck me as cold and aloof and only interested in the upper crust and fashion. She’s been quite active – and I see her in an entirely new light. I think her public persona is somewhat of a media invention. I’m thrilled she’s a supporter!

  67. September 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

  68. 252 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Hanging my head in shame. Apparently, I’ve done something to get my Twitter account suspended (following too many people in a short amount of time? – dunno for sure). Man, do I feel like a miscreant. I’m an outlaw. A derelict. I’m shunned. Tossed aside. Kicked to the curb. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  69. 267 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    A little gossipy but it’s romantic. There’s love in the air at the White House!
    —————————————————-
    Michelle Kwan engaged to White House Staffer/National Security officer
    http://news.yahoo.com/michelle-kwan-engaged-national-security-officer-101015822–spt.html

    • 268 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      September 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Pell/RI? Wonder if he’s grandson of late Sen Clayborne Pell (Pell Grant)…

      • 269 Dudette
        September 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        Hey, now there’s a thought… Yep, you’re right! Check it out:

        “Her fiancรฉ is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard University. Before his job in national security, he was a JAG and Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. Pell is also the grandson of the late Claiborne Pell, who served six terms as senator of Rhode Island. Claiborne Pell may be more known for creating the Pell Grants which provides financial aid funds to U.S. college students.

        Clay Pell told People that he and Kwan had been “talking for a while” about having a family and the idea of getting married.”

        Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/michelle-kwan-engaged-who-is-clay-pell-81496/#KeiYkkKERGgRoGyR.99

    • 270 kathryn kivett
      September 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      You have no idea how thrilled I am. I have followed Michelle Kwan since she was little. Think I have every one of her skates on tape and still watch them…..He is a lucky man and I am so happy for her.

      • 271 Dudette
        September 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        Me too. She caught my eye when all the Nancy Kerrigan/ Tonya Harding crap was going on. I remember thinking “forget those heifers, look at that little girl… she’s amazing!” Then she blossomed into the legendary skater that she became. I was so proud of her, like she a member of my family. She’s such a lovely young woman. Always represented this country with the upmost poise and grace. Stayed away from the drama and remains worthy of the term “role model” to this day. I agree, he’s a lucky man and I’m happy for them both.

    • 272 anniebella
      September 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      I thought a little romance were all the time going on at the White House. Upstairs with POTUS and FLOTUS. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 274 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      September 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Awwwwww. How lovely. So happy for them.

  70. 275 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I really just don’t get these people
    —————————————–
    Obama or Romney? Why 5 undecided voters are still on the fence

    The presidential election will be decided by a tiny fraction of American voters โ€“ those in swing states who have not made up their minds. What are these 1 million people waiting for? The Monitor talked to five undecided voters to find out.
    Christian Science Monitor โ€“ Wed, Sep 12, 2012.

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-romney-why-5-undecided-voters-still-fence-145624753.html

    • 276 desertflower
      September 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Let me at ’em!!

    • 278 hopefruit2
      September 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

      These articles are propaganda pieces. I take them with a grain of salt. Obama will win this election (All models and polling are clearly pointed in that direction), and contrary to this article, those remaining “undecided” voters are not going to decide the election. Even if they all vote for Romney he will still lose.

      Articles like these are designed to convince people that the race is still tight, and possibly to try to erode a few voters from PBO. It’s also a MSM ratings pitch and a peddling of Mitt Romney as a competitive candidate when he isn’t.

  71. September 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  72. September 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This is rather clear … ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 281 utaustinliberal
      September 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Yup.

    • 282 EricFive
      September 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      It really is despicable. That little twerp Michael Medved was on MSNBC last night saying the letter the embassy staff put out there to diffuse a dangerous situation was a show of weakness. I wonder how he or Mitt would have responded in a similar situation. These people are scum.

      • 283 Dudette
        September 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        They’re diplomats not a Special Forces attack unit. What is with these “Christian” wingers? Everything’s got to be about a show of force. I despise this man so much it makes my skin crawl when I see him on TV.

    • 284 Dudette
      September 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Dammit. I can’t retweet that! I’m already having withdrawals.

      [ohmmm, ohmmmm…. patience… ohmmm, ohmmmmm…]

  73. September 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Ryan and the President to address AARP next week.
    Oh, that is rich!

  74. 288 utaustinliberal
    September 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  75. 292 Ladyhawke
    September 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    THE MORAL DEPRAVITY OF MITT ROMNEY KNOWS NO BOUNDS.

    ———————————————-THE DEBUNKED WELFARE ADS CONTINUE.

    GOP voted to allow states to end welfare’s work requirement, nonpartisan analysis finds

    By Zachary Roth

    —————————————

    Mitt Romney is continuing to run racially charged ads that accuse President Obama of ending the work requirement in welfareโ€””they just send you your welfare check,” a narrator ominously intones, in reference to the new Obama policy.
    .
    .
    But it turns out that the political cynicism of Romney’s attack goes even further. Earlier this summer, House Republicans themselves voted for a bill that really could allow states to end welfare’s work requirement, according to an authoritative and nonpartisan congressional analysis.
    .
    .
    What’s the point here? It’s not that House Republicans are the ones who really want to relax the rules so that shifty welfare recipients can laze around all day while getting mailed a check. The change they voted for, giving states more flexibility to consolidate different workforce funds, may well make sense. But that’s exactly the case with the Obama adminisitration’s policy change, too. So the GOP’s vote points upโ€”as if further evidence were neededโ€”just how dishonest and politically motivated the Romney camp’s attack is.

    —————————————–

    http://leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/13/13846891-gop-voted-to-allow-states-to-end-welfares-work-requirement-nonpartisan-analysis-finds?lite

    H/T

    Bruce Bartlett โ€@BruceBartlett

    NBC: Republicans demanded same identical welfare policy they now criticize Obama for. http://ow.ly/dHsbt

  76. September 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Chips. . . just one of the many voices singing your praise!
    Congrats on reach (passing) 13M hits . . .
    Ma you have 13M more!

  77. 294 LDS
    September 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations, Ms. Chips, (hips)LOL!
    I am so glad that I had a meltdown on Mrs. O last year and found this site. I did not know what to do or where to go. I was so angry! This was around the time when the President was trying to get that lazy Congress to pass the bill to save our country from going under.( still cannot believe that happened)…. But look at the situation today after 13,000,000 hits!

    I am so grateful for you and everyone here. I am a better person in so many ways. The information and knowledge that I attain from here is priceless. I do not buy newspapers and rarely watch TV unless you guys suggest it. Just like our President, I decided that cable Tv is toxic. I am thinking about cancelling my subscription and donate the funds to PBO. MSM are worthless. After the election they should all be fired and replaced with some young serious minded journalists who respect the POTUS and the office for which it stands. Who will report the facts and willing to do serious investigations. And please, please, a new WH press corp……..please! I cannot take four years of those smart-asses. I just can’t.

    Thank you, Chips. ( I bow)

  78. 295 desertflower
    September 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Just read TPV piece by Deaniac…holy crapsticks Batman! That graph by Nate is DEVASTATING!! Mitt Shit is officially hitting the fan!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s work our butts off to insure the win, insure the Senate and insure that we retake the House! Way past time to get things done for America!!

  79. 296 desertflower
    September 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Love you, Chips:) Thank you for our happy home…..you are amazing! Congrats on the big > 13 MILLION!

  80. 297 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Email from Twitter Support describing my infraction:

    “This account was suspended for sending multiple unsolicited messages using the @reply and/or mention feature. These features are intended to make communication between people on Twitter easier. Twitter monitors the use of these features to make sure they are used as intended and not for abuse. Using either feature to post messages to a bunch of users in an unsolicited or egregious manner is considered an abuse of its use, which results in account suspension.

    For more information about these features, please visit our @Replies and Mentions help page:
    http://support.twitter.com/articles/14023

    Before reinstating your account, we request:
    โ€ข If you are using tools to help you automatically message users, please stop.
    โ€ข If you’ve signed up for a service aimed at sending targeted @ replies, you’ll need to discontinue use and change your password, so they’re no longer able to access your account.
    โ€ข If you were messaging large numbers of users via @ reply manually, please don’t continue to do so.

    Could you reply to this message to confirm that you’ll cease any of the above behaviors?

    Thanks,
    Twitter Support”
    —————————-

    I sent the same tweet to several groups that follow @GeorgiaDemocrats. Tweet was sent 3 or 4 times with multiple groups twitter names in each. Based on that link that they sent, I think the problem isn’t that I was following too many people, it’s that I wasn’t yet following all of the groups that I mentioned. At least that’s how I interpret the thing. We’ll see how they respond to my reply.

  81. 305 anniebella
    September 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Is POTUS back at the White House?

  82. 306 desertflower
    September 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Love this “mixed kid from Hawaii born to a single mom” Thanks, Smartypants.

  83. September 13, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    President Obama has prevailed …

    House passes six-month stopgap budget
    Measure to fund government, avoid shutdown goes to Senate

    The stopgap measure, $1.047 trillion in total, now goes to the Senate for a vote. Without the so-called continuing resolution, the government faces a threat of shutdown when the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

    The temporary measure is needed because lawmakers didnโ€™t finish a full budget in time for the new fiscal year. House lawmakers voted 329 to 91 to approve it.

    The bill, which is expected to be approved in the Senate, spends more than a separate measure passed by the House this spring. That bill, written by Republican vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, would have spent $1.028 trillion.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/house-passes-six-month-stopgap-budget-2012-09-13-181034713

  84. 309 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    When asked by George Stufonopolisehtesndsh (sp), what Mitt had to say about PBO’s claim that he shoots first and aims later, Mitt says “I’m not talking about the campaign” Say whaaaaattt? You don’t want to talk about the campaign, what else would you even get air time?

  85. 311 squarepeg
    September 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

  86. 312 lisalovesobama
    September 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’m no fan of Kanye West, but he dropped Willard’s name several times in his new song:

    “When Nicki Minaj joked about voting for Mitt Romney in a recent song, rhyming โ€œIโ€™m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is fucking up the econโ€™my,โ€ it was a useful reminder that, while hip-hop has, at times, been a genre that relies heavily on claims of authenticity, rappers donโ€™t actually intend to follow through on every declarative statement they make in song. But while โ€œTo The World,โ€ Kanye Westโ€™s leaked track from his forthcoming Cruel Summer album, is probably not a useful tool for determining whether Mr. West will vote for President Obama, or evaluating Sen. Harry Reidโ€™s claims that Mitt Romney paid no income taxes in some years, the line โ€œIโ€™m just trying to protect my stacks, Mitt Romney donโ€™t pay no tax, Mitt Romney donโ€™t pay no tax,โ€ is actually worth paying attention to:”
    VIDEO
    “One of the central goals of the Obama reelection campaign has been to firmly fix the idea that Mitt Romney is an out-of-touch rich guy, someone who likes firing people, who ships his money overseas, who refuses to release his tax returns, probably because thereโ€™s something truly awful in them. If that narrative is sufficiently accepted that West can use Romney as shorthand for tax evasion, thatโ€™s an indicator of the larger success of that strategy. Iโ€™m not saying that a single hip-hop lyric is a weathervane of the election. But itโ€™s not a bad sign that an idea is gaining some traction.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/

  87. 315 vcprezofan2
    September 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Can’t wait for Momma Chips return any longer! Eyes keep closing. Give Momma Chips an extra 13 mill hug for me when she returns. Thanks. Thanks also, Bobfr. Will read those following rules tomorrow.

  88. 317 sherijr
    September 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Just had my workout for the next week, lol.. washing that beast we refer to as ‘the dog’ good grief..

  89. 318 EDP4BHO
    September 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    The Clinton bump, the Clinton bump. Toadboy keeps with this meme that PBO is ahead due to Clinton. He’s stammering through the good news about PBO’s good polling. Poor little Toad. He’s having a hernia getting all this out on Lawrence O’Donnell.

    • 319 lisalovesobama
      September 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      He’s such an ass. He said he heard it from some democrats. I say:DAMNED LIAR!!!!!

      • 320 mb32
        September 14, 2012 at 12:19 am

        I loved WJC’s speech but what grates me is that he was talking about PBO’s policies…the crowd was cheering what PBO/Congress had done and some of it fixing WJC’s policies. Yes, Bill was able to explain the policy in detail (again it was a masterful job) but truthfully PBO has been pretty good explaining his policy as well and he even used the phrase “it’s math” or something like that, in a stump speech before WJC used “arithmetic” at the DNC. And who can forget his smackdown of Paul Ryan last year? Well, apparently the media. I’m convinced that the media doesn’t really listen to what PBO says on the stump. About the only thing PBO didn’t include in his speeches was the info about what Ryan plan would do to medicaid but he’s been pretty much saying what Bill said for a while if not in the same amount of detail. The real message problem has always been with his surrogates and even Bill himself at times has been off message. I just don’t like this meme that the press is building mainly because they can never seemed to give PBO credit. When he wins they will say its because of Bill and not because he ran a masterful campaign. I have no problem giving WJC credit for a great speech but they seem to forget that PBO has been leading in the polls for pretty much the entire summer…

        • 322 EricFive
          September 14, 2012 at 12:44 am

          THey are psychologically very fragile and cannot give a black man credit for being an amazing politician. It helps them sleep at night by creating a fantasy whereby PBO owes his reelection to Bill Clinton. The MSM has been talking about PBO’s failure to get his message across to the public ever since he took office (never mentioning their own role in the situation). You are correct that Clinton merely said what PBO has been saying for months and added the word “arithmatic”. Maybe they do ignore what PBO says, since they won’t report it anyway why bother.

    • September 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ You hit it, EDP.

  90. 324 lisalovesobama
    September 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    UpChuck says That Twat Willard can turn the huge gender gap in Ohio around. By huge I mean like 20 points, in time for election day. ๐Ÿ™„ suck it Toady.

  91. September 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Based on various tweets – none that I can verify – seems quite a bit of air activity over Benghazi and explosions have been reported …

  92. 327 Zekke Lydonna
    September 14, 2012 at 12:03 am


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