July 30, 2014

Monday Evening Thread: If I Were President

 

Too cute!

  • Admiral_Komack

    (…) “But to the election. Who knows what to make of the weighting of the polls and the assumptions as to who will vote? Who knows the depth and breadth of each party’s turnout efforts? Among the wisest words spoken this cycle were by John Dickerson of CBS News and Slate, who said, in a conversation the night before the last presidential debate, that he thought maybe the American people were quietly cooking something up, something we don’t know about.”

    “I think they are and I think it’s this: a Romney win.”

    “Romney’s crowds are building—28,000 in Morrisville, Pa., last night; 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio, Friday It isn’t only a triumph of advance planning: People came, they got through security and waited for hours in the cold. His rallies look like rallies now, not enactments. In some new way he’s caught his stride. He looks happy and grateful. His closing speech has been positive, future-looking, sweetly patriotic. His closing ads are sharp—the one about what’s going on at the rallies is moving.”

    “All the vibrations are right.”

    http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/11/05/monday-morning/

    -Dear Peggy Noonan:

    Maureen Dowd wants her vibrator back.

    Toodles,

    • Lisa M

      Yikes!! That’s cold, but ’bout right!!

    • Miranda

      Y’all killin me!_______________________

      • Ebogan63

        And it ain’t even Tuesday! LOL!

    • AxelFoley

      -Dear Peggy Noonan:

      Maureen Dowd wants her vibrator back.

      Ouch.

      buuuuzzzzzz-buuuuuuuzzzzz-buuuuuzzzzzz

      • conlakappa

        That’s what she said. Well, after the chip tooth was repaired.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY AxelFoley. BWAHAHA – —***BIG HUG*** :>)

        Uhhh – —U KNOW WHERE IT is – -RIGHT!!? – - -LOL

        WHAT KIND of SNACKS di U WANT!? – - –LOL – - -

        – –U A RIOT! – — -LOL –

        Good 2 C U. :>)

    • Kennymack1971

      Nooners has been drinking the hard stuff again.

    • Gc

      Who knew that hallucinations and delusions could be contagious?

      You silly, silly lady. I know the MH arena better than you, and Mitt is so close to decompensation, it is shocking that the bromance between the Boss and the Donut didn’t push him right over the edge.

  • Miranda

    Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Hurricane Victims To Vote AnywhereWith Election Day turmoil expected because of the ongoing problems caused by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Cuomo has signed an executive order allowing displaced voters to cast ballots at any polling site.

    A person would go to a polling place, sign an affidavit and fill out a ballot anonymously, Cuomo said.

    The vote will count for the presidential race or the U.S. Senate race.

    But a person’s vote won’t count if they are voting at a site that is not their home state Senate or Assembly district.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/11/cuomo-signs-order-allowing-hurricane-victims-to-vote-anywhere

  • Miranda

    My President Is Black – trending on twitter! LMAO

  • crazycanuck

    What is happening in Florida, I was too busy to get online today. Are they still being idiots and towing people’s cars?

  • lamh36

    So I posted earlier about Obama locking up the Christie vote by having Bruce Springsteen call from AF1 when Obama was making his daily call to the Hurricane Sandy elected officials. (Here’s the video of Christie describing meeting “the Boss” and the call: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/christie-describes-meeting-bruce-springsteen)

    So ok for some reason the Romney camp leaked that Christie refused to participate in a rally with Romney yesterday. Why in the world they leaked this story and thought it was a good story for them?

    I’m with Josh Marshall.

    Report: Chris Christie Declined Invite To Romney Event Sunday

    The Romney campaign seems to have leaked the fact that Mitt Romney asked Chris Christie to appear with him at a rally Saturday night in Morrisville, PA. But Christie declined. This is being portrayed in GOP circles as another example of Christie’s compromised allegiance to the GOP ticket.
    But isn’t this borderline certifiable on the part of the Romney camp? Can you imagine the epic crapstorm Christie would have rightly gotten if he left the state in the middle of this catastrophe to go to Pennsylvania to attend a political rally?
    It’s frankly such a crazy request that it shows just how deeply Romney’s been stung by Christie’s praise of President Obama.

    • Admiral_Komack

      If FatMan went to that rally to help Willard in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, they would have started filming an epic movie in New Jersey…Moby Dickhead, with Christie starring as the beached white whale.

  • aleth

    Mitt cannot win Ohio unless he steals it period.

  • Lisa M

    I can’t wait I can’t wait.

    This is how i’m feeling now. http://youtu.be/v_Yx0X-eHn8

    I’m down right giddy!!

    • Joy

      My nerves are almost shot…LOL.

    • AxelFoley

      That was MY SHIT back in the day.

    • vulcan_girl

      I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!

    • TyrenM

      To EBogan – Straight out of Portland!

  • Joy

    Lawd! Nina Turner just brought tears to my eyes…my shero!

  • TyrenM

    GLH, I’m watching your girl Nina try not to snap her neck off talking about Husted bs. Doin the damn thang!

    • AxelFoley

      She going HAMuel L. Jackson on Husted?

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY TyrenM. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      THANK U. :>) – –SHE IS Sooooo — -MY SHE-ro!! – - – -LOL

      Sista -NINA B —-”SNATCHIN’ WIGS” annnnd – -TAKIN’ NAMES!! — -LOL

      Again, I think I will C the RE-RUN 2 NIGHT. —I “HIT-CHA BACK”

      IFFF I do. :>) — -

      Good 2 C U. TyrenM. :>)

  • Miranda

    Live Chat will commence at 7pm est tomorrow until the break of dawn!

    • AxelFoley

      That’s what’s up!

    • goldenstar

      Is there a way to access the past comments on chatroom? Or is it only a page of comments that can be accessed?

      • Miranda

        I believe there’s a fee for the archives, not sure. I know the last chat service we used wouldn’t allow us to just access the archives so the chats were deleted afterwards.

        • goldenstar

          thanx. i will be working @ polling place and will then head to mccormick place so i guess i miss the incomparable POU chat room :((

          • TyrenM

            I’d trade u places and I love the chatroom. History Again!

          • sagittarius

            Goldenstar, there should be wi-fi in the public spaces, if you want to take a laptop or tablet

    • crazycanuck

      I hope I can get in tommorrow lol.

  • lamh36

    Eddie Murphy’s new girlfirend. Posted without comment!!!!!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/05/eddie-murphy-girlfriend-paige-butcher_n_2079300.html

    • Alma98

      Didn’t he um say something on Oprah once, that’s all I’m gone say.

      • edp4bho

        Hi Alma. I don’t even need to look, and I know exactly what show you’re referring to. It’s nearly inevitable, and I’ve lived long enough to see. Whatever !! LOL!

        • Alma98

          HAHAHAHAHA!

        • Worldwatcher7

          Okay, c’mon now, what did he say?

      • Gc

        Hey Alma – Hugs in solidarity!

        • Alma98

          Hey Gc hugs backatcha! Fired up ready to go!

    • Miranda

      So this is the gig her agent got her huh? Not much out there for your standard blonde California skinny girl anymore. It was this or porn. So she will play Eddie’s girlfriend for oh, 6 months to a year. Probably get 6 figures for it. Then she will pose for Hef, do a reality TV show and hopefully that will kick her into some minor C-list roles before its too late.

    • sagittarius

      She needs a sammich or 20

    • AxelFoley

      Oh, snap!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY lamh36. – — -***BIG HUG*** – — –HAPPY annnnd BLESSED BIRTHDAY♥- – - -

      – - — -Annnd 2 dat PIC – - – –
      - – - – -

      ——***slowly turnin’ on my heels annnd walkin’–outta da room***—-

      ——>-2 —-da—-”BAD LOUNGE”.—–silently!—-

  • lamh36

    twitter is gonna be a madhouse tomorrow.

    On a good day you have any number of dead celebrity breaking news or in this case some breaking news that just ain’t true followed by mea culpas from the perpetrators of the myths.

    Some leftwingnutor rightwingnut just spreading false shit.

    Ugh can’t wait.

    can we institute a try to institute a “keep info well-reasearched” for any news coming from the precincts tomorrow?

    • AxelFoley

      Scumbag muthafuckas.

  • Lisa M

    Does anybody know how voting will be first thing in the morning in West End of Richmond VA? I’m trying to decide when to go vote.

    • Town

      West End? There probably won’t be any True the Vote scumbags and it should run smoothly, since that’s the Republican side of town.

      • Lisa M

        Thanks that’s good to know.

  • crazycanuck

    Star Jones ‏@StarJonesEsq

    If someone asks for YOUR ID…ask for THEIR ID. Take a photo them & post it on twitter. It’s called CONTEMPORANEOUS EVIDENCE! #Obama2012

    Star is bringing it!

    • AxelFoley

      BAM!

  • lamh36

    Hmm, was wondering why Romney would be campaigning tomorrow in Dem-leaning areas like Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

    Well some conservative guy tweeted this to Dave Weigel:

    @daveweigel
    RT @kerpen: @daveweigel Cleveland and Pittsburgh?? Messing up traffic and logistics in D strongholds.

    So just in case the OH SoS’s voter suppression tactics don’t work, the Romney camp will help to cause disarray. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least!

    • AxelFoley

      Scumbag muthafuckas.

  • Camille

    Oh my God!

    Am I dreaming or is Rachel Maddow finally on the eve of the most crucial election in our lifetime giving this great President his due!

    Wow.

    Wonders shall never cease.

    • crazycanuck

      That woman annoys me

      • goldenstar

        Me, too. But I mostly watch her. POU should invite her to a chat so we could have a real discussion w/ her about her coverage of PBO.

        • Ebogan63

          I guarantee it would not end well.

          • MsKitty

            I’d have to sit out, lest I risk shaming my late mother with my utter lack of manners.

          • Admiral_Komack

            I assume we are talking about Rachel Maddow; if so, I agree.

            It WILL NOT end well.
            I guarantee it.

          • trose1

            U bad also!

          • Admiral_Komack

            I know :-)
            (Cue “evil genius” laugh).

          • trose1

            U are bad

        • trose1

          I doubt she would have enuff nerve to “chat” with any Black person.
          Well she will talk to Eugene, MHP, and Michael Steele.

      • TyrenM

        My ears hurt. This woman spent 12 minutes I won’t get back talking about if he loses, I’ll be a genius for saying he should have spoken more about what he did instead of Mitt’s corrupt ass. Nevermind PBO is killing it in the Electoral College, I just need to feel more important…blah, blah, blah.

        Ugh.

    • qosine

      I wish Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw would GO HOME. They just drone on and on about Pres. Obama’s “mistakes.” Who cares what they think.

      Brokaw harped on Benghazi earlier today on The Cycle. And now Rather opines that women and the President will be to blame if Romney wins. They NEED TO JUST GO AWAY.

      • Camille

        I offered up a while back – even though I apologized – that the reprehensible racist Tom Brokaw should have been put down or put away a long time ago.

        They continue to hold him up as some credible, honest professional journalist, but in actuality he is a shallow, uninformed, pretentious, self-important racist asshole with a huge chip on his shoulder and doing his darndest to muddy up the narrative with a view to helping elect a white president no matter how dishonest and unpatriotic they are.

        • qosine

          Camille, you sum up Brokaw perfectly. I just wanted to slap him off the set today.

      • Worldwatcher7

        Just a few hours more and they all go on automatic ignore.

    • nellcote

      our lifetime giving this great President his due!
      ===
      she’s talking about what he did wrong if he looses. so’s frank rich.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY SisCamille. ***BIG HUG** – -:>)

      — – –WHEW LAWD! – - — “VAPORS” annnnd “CLUTCHIN’ PEARLS!!” — LOL – -

      I’ll B able 2 C IT L8R. – —Jus’ GOTTA. LOL – -

      Good 2 C U. Sis. :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      WHEW LAWD! – - -Watchin’ ra-chul NOW. – - –IZZAT – CHU????

      STILL tepid!! – -IMHO :>)

  • lamh36

    The MSM buzzard deserve this shit.

    Romney Charges Reporters for Election Night Party

    Mitt Romney “appears to be setting a precedent this election year in charging journalists and news organizations for any access to a presidential campaign headquarters on the night of the election,” Mass Live reports.

    Romney “will be holding his election night gathering at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where access costs anywhere from $75 for a chair in the ballroom to $1,020 for permission to use the media filing center. Broadcast news organizations will be paying up to $6,500 for workspace.”

    “Obama’s campaign party will be held at McCormick Place, in Chicago, and although his campaign is charging for premiums, credentialed reporters are granted access, which includes a workstation, electrical power and a wireless Internet connection, at no cost.”

    • Tafr

      I hope he feeds them cheese whiz and flat soda in a solo cup.

      • Miranda

        LMAO – this is so ratchet! LMAO, damn, Mittens gone get his money back by nook or by crook!

        • conlakappa

          And still the fools will pay.

          • Worldwatcher7

            I hope some of them do pay! I can’t wait to see those sad, sorry pictures.

    • Kennymack1971

      LMAO. Serves their asses right.

  • lamh36

    @ThePlumLineGS
    .@fivethirtyeight has Romney’s chances of winning down to 8.6 percent: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

  • lamh36

    Michelle Obama to Floridians: ‘Don’t let anybody push you out of line’

    “We are gonna get this done”

    I love me some FLOTUS!

    Ann Romney who???

    • qosine

      Thank you, thank you, thank you First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • lamh36

    something for you viewing pleasure.

    Sherrod Brown Dancing to Jay-Z

    • rikyrah

      gonna be so happy to see him win.

  • Aquagranny911

    Waving feebly in the door at you POU. I’ve got to take my weary old butt to bed. Keep the faith, stand strong & GOTV! I’ll try to check in tomorrow, at least in time for the drinks & toasts,lol.

    • TyrenM

      Thanks for all your work in turning AZ Blue!

  • TyrenM

    Michael Moore: Don’t sit this one out. Wow. Where the fuck was that in 2010?

    • Tafr

      Yea that bandwagon broke tonight when MM decided to throw his 400 pound ass on it. Do not worry folks he will heave his ass off of it when the next midterm comes around.

  • jziglar

    I don’t know why some are pessimistic about Florida. I think Obama will win it by 1-2 points. Based on the early vote I don’t see the doom and gloom there. Even with the suppression I still feel positive.

  • MonieTalks

    Fired up and ready to go.

    Saw one of my absolute favorites, Stevie Wonder in Norfolk, VA on behalf of PBO and OFA!.

    Our beautiful Olympians Gabby Douglas and Francena McCorory were there as well.

    It was a party y’all…so excited!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥ – - – -***BIG HUG** :>)

    Ohhhh – — The “WEE ONES” R 4 WORDS: – -A — DOR —A BLE!!-
    – —XOXOXO- :>) BLESS THEM. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: – –***tears** annd ***smiles*** – — MR. PRESIDENT’S/FIRST LADY’s♥ – –LAST CAMPAIGN RALLY –soon – -

  • Miranda

    Fake Call Centers Reportedly Taking Virginians’ Votes Over the Phone

    Fraudulent call centers have been calling voters in predominantly African-American households in Virginia and offering to take their votes over the phone, a voter-suppression watchdog group told The Huffington Post Monday.

    Purporting to be the county board of elections, the callers tell respondents that because they have been “great voters” in the past, and because of the long lines expected at polling stations, the voters can simply make their selection over the phone, said Barbara Ardwine, the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

    “It appears to be a call center because people say they can hear other people making calls in the background,” said Ardwine, whose group has been collecting reports of voter suppression and intimidation through its hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE. http://huff.to/UdKbFz

    • Alma98

      SMH! We scare the shit out of these people don’t we.

  • aleth

    People why a, I crying at this last rally and hearing Bruce sing land of hope and dreams

  • itgurl_29

    Michelle’s hair is LAID for the gods!!!!!

    • aleth

      Yes itgurl

  • GreenLadyHere

    FIRST LADY♥ IS ON – –NOW. –She HUGGED – –BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. – -L<) Awwwwww! —***tears** —-***smiles*** – –

  • Town
    • Camille

      I think it is not a good idea to give this shit hits.

      You might want to post the basic gist of Wilder’s crap so that folks aren’t even slightly tempted to go to this page to read it.

    • Worldwatcher7

      The man is shameless.

  • BluMilw

    PBO is tearing up @ Iowa rally and has me boohooing like the day he won in 2008.

    • Joy

      I know…he was remembering those lean days and got choked up…had me bawlin’.

    • nellcote

      Glad to know I’m not the only one with leaky eyes tonight.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY BluMilw. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – — -

      – - -Awwww — -I KNOW -HUH?? :>) – –SHARIN’ -:>) – - -

      Good 2 C U. :>) BluMilw. :>)

  • creolechild

    WHOA! Thank you, PBO….

    November Surprise – Obama Sanctions Force Shutdown of Iranian Nuclear Program

    Today, the Iranian Foreign Policy and National Security Commission of Parliament Mohammad Hossein Asfari told the Iranian Student’s News Agency, the second largest news organization in the nation, that Iran was shutting down their centrifuges, suspending its entire nuclear program, as a symbol of “good will.”[....]

    Nuclear development is not something you can just suspend and restart at will. The materials degrade, decompose, and pollute themselves over time. Any successful nuclear program requires continuous active development. Once a program is shut down, in effect it will need to be restarted from scratch. Years of effort, gone.

    The Obama sanctions have restored balance to the region.[....]

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/05/november-surprise-obama-sanctions-force-shutdown-of-iranian-nuclear-program/

    H/T Nathaniel Downes

  • GreenLadyHere

    —-Barack Obama Joe Biden We’re the champions – - -Woo! Hoo! –

    ——-President: Barack Obama Vice President: Joe Biden Change We Can Believe In – —BLESS THEM♥ – –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    - — -Woo! Hoo! – –Ms, EDITH CHILDS — SAID- --I’ON’T HAVE TIME 2 —TALK ABOUT IT!! – — -IMMA B ABOUT IT!! — – Knockin’ on DOORS ALL DAY!!-

    – - – –FOUR YEARS LATER … AND SHE’S STILL ‘FIRED UP, READY TO GO!’ – -

    – - — -Barack Obama “Fired up, ready to go! – - Woo! Hoo! —

  • qosine

    Fired up and ready to go:)

  • qosine

    I just have to say, why in the hell would anyone NOT vote for this wonderful man for President of the United States again? He and the First Lady just radiate integrity, warmth, and confidence. I can’t wait until tomorrow night for FOUR MORE YEARS.

    • LV

      Wow, This must be that great minds thinking a lot thingy.

  • crazycanuck

    STFU Moore, you talk shit for 4 years and now you want to pretend you have always been there for this man.

  • LV

    I know the answer. Still I have to say, What the Hell is wrong with these people voting for any one but President Barack Obama?

  • TyrenM

    Good nite all. It’s gonna be a long one tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  • crazycanuck

    I know you guys got the president back, so I’ll say goodnight and I’ll seeyou all in the chatroom tomorrow

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —MR. PRESIDENT CALLIN’ —TWITT OUT!! LOL- – -

    – –Obama Calls Out Romney for ‘Changing the facts when they’re inconvenient to your campaign’ – —

    – –Since Mitt Romney keeps promising “change”, he forced the President to do some more explaining about what change really is. At a grassroots rally in Columbus, Ohio, the President said, “Changing the facts when they’re inconvenient to your campaign – that’s definitely not change.”

    Watch here:
    THERE IS MORE, :>) — -HAH! :>) – - -

    • conlakappa

      Not digging her reasoning: the President didn’t talk down to his fellow citizens the past 4 years and he finally has gotten the ability to break it down by hanging around Bill Clinton. Er, no.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY conlakappa ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        I confess- – - -I ONLY READ the 1st part. :>)

        - – -Sooo – — ***fist bump*** on your observation. :>)- -

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - -Dear POU FAM.♥ — -G’NIGHT. :>) — —-WISHIN’ U BLESSED SWEET DREAMS- – -♥ – -♥ :>_ – –On THIS —ELECTION EVE! :>) – –Woo! Hoo! :>) – - -

    - —CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – - – -MR. PRESIDENT♥/VP BIDEN; — -ALL THEIR SUPPORTERS :>); – -the VICTIMS/FIRST RESPONDERS of the “STORM”; – - – EACH OTHER♥ – - -

    – - – -KEEP THE FAITH! :>) – - –:>) — – -

    - – - -GET! — – -OUT! – - -THE! – –VOTE! – - –Movin’ — -’FORWARD – — > – -:>) –

    - — – – — ! —MORE! – - – -YEARS! -♥–”>)