April 18, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Thread: ICYMI Videos

Here’s the video that set twitter ablaze this morning. From The Melissa Harris-Perry show, a discussion with analyst Karen Finney, Dem Strategist John Rowley, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum on President Obama and the DNC:

Rev Al points and laughs at Karl Rove and his infamous predictions:

Best WH Photos of the Year, including PBO’s favorite, via The Last Word

 

  • Alma98

    No MHP he doesn’t have to share his OFA database. We got one phone call from the DNC during the election and they never called again. Why? Because my husband told them he wouldn’t donate to people who constantly undermine & back-stab PBO every chance they get. Rev.AL is so right about Rove,stick a fork in him he’s done lol. And finally my favorite pic is the same as PBO’s it just makes me smile every time I look at it.

    • AxelFoley

      This. All this.

    • rikyrah

      go your husband!!

      tell the truth!!

    • Aquagranny911

      I can tell you that DNC didn’t help us a bit in AZ. It was OFA & grassroots out for PBO & Dem candidates here. We had Repugs spending millions for their candidates while we scrambled here for our Dems. It’s a miracle & a lot of hard work that we elected as many Dem Reps as we did. No thanks to DNC!

      If Rich Carmona could have gotten some $$$ from DNC then maybe we could have countered some of the negative ads put out by the Repugs during the final weeks of the campaign. Rich was ahead at one point but the unrelenting negative attacks on TV that we couldn’t afford to counter hurt his chances with some undecided & independent voters.

      Fig DNC! I won’t give them a peso or a minute of my time until I see them supporting Dem candidates in my state.

      • Alma98

        I’ll never forget that conversation because some NRA nut called right after he hung up. And they got told off too lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Alma98 – - — ***BIG HUG** :>)

      – - – -***fist bump**** – — :>) —

      – — -Because my husband told them he wouldn’t donate to people who constantly undermine & back-stab PBO every chance they get.

      Annnd THANK U! – -MR. Alma. LOL – -

      Good 2 C U. Alma. :>)

      • Alma98

        ***HUGS*** GLH LOL! @ Mr. Alma hahaha!

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL – - — Alma – — I KNOW – -HUH!? – –LOL – - -

  • jziglar

    I will say this the President needs to take full control of the democratic party as his lasting legacy. He needs to move the party in a certain direction for the long term like Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, and Reagan. I think after his second term he will have a large long term impact like those presidents had on their parties. You will hear people call themselves Obama Democrats like people back in the day called themselves FDR democrats.

    • Alma98

      That’s the hard part (“the President needs to take full control of the democratic”). Because he’s been fighting to do so but people that’s suppose to be on his side of the isle have been fighting him every inch of the way. A lot of them are still loyal and in love with the Clintons. A lot of them are pissed that he won despite them, or he didn’t ask for their blessings. You remember some of them asked him to step aside for Hillary in 2008. So not only does have to fight with teapublicans he has to fight people in his own party at the same time. Example Bernie Sanders running around saying he’s gonna cut ss.

      • angee

        Here’s what PL/emoprogs said about Obama and his administration:
        -needed to replace Joe “Ride or Die” Biden with hillary so that HCR would pass.
        -talk about the “Chicago crowd” and how they can’t get access to him.
        -WE wouldn’t come out in 2012 like we did in 2008
        -needed bubba clinton to “COMMUNICATE” for him to get the white votes only way he had a chance
        Reality was:
        Kept Joey and HCR is now PROUDLY referred to as Obamacare
        -Chicago crowd did things their way and flipped script on how to run a campaign a SECOND time
        -Black people outvoted whites for the 1st time in HISTORY, Obama received the fewest amt of white votes EVER and is in the EXCLUSIVE club of winning an election TWICE with over 51% of vote which bubba was incapable of EVER doing

        So yeah after seeing my twitter TL today I felt some kinda way. They really need to stop playing. For real for real

        • jziglar

          Agree ! And can we stop hearing this b.s. about how Clinton was such a great communicator and president. The guy was a mediocre president who did a few good things like raising taxes and controlling the budget. He had more failures than success. From the failure to get a vote on his health care proposal or any of the other similar compromise proposals put out by Congressional leaders, crafting NAFTA the wrong way, Welfare reform, De-regulation of Telecoms and Finance, Doma and DADT, 3 strikes law, etc. He was just lucky that he was president during a period of prosperity because if he wasn’t he would be ranked as an even worse president.

          Like you said Obama has accomplished more than Clinton ever could and that was in a 4 year span. And Obama won over 50 % of the vote twice which Bubba could never do.

          • angee

            and I have NEVER seen the “Great Communicator” draw a crowd of tens of thousands of people in the rain to hear a 20 minute speech.

          • Town

            and I have NEVER seen the “Great Communicator” draw a crowd of tens of thousands of black people in the rain to hear a 20 minute speech.
            —————

            There. Fixed.

          • angee

            lol Thank you!

          • conlakappa

            St. Ronnie was the one called that. The point stands either way, of course.

          • conlakappa

            St. Ronnie was the one called that. The point stands either way, of course.

          • angee

            and they are itching to award that title to bubba. How many times have you heard him referred to as a great communicator? Particularly this past election cycle but I get your point.

          • conlakappa

            Aha, then he is trying to erase the memory of St. Ronnie. Limpballs: wrong as always.

      • jziglar

        True ! I noticed this divide where there a democrats who support the president and those who are more loyal to the Clinton’s then Obama and the party itself. I think it’s because the Clintonites are so busy trying to protect Bill’s legacy. But I think over time the Clintonites will diminish especially if Hillary does not run.

        • JojoRaze

          I will support any Dem who wins the primary because the Repubs aren’t fit to run a dog kennel; however the PL condescension and the backstabbing by some elected Dems of the president has put me FIRMLY in the OBAMA DEMOCRAT bracket.

          Right now I’m cool with Gov Deval Patrick or Gov O’Malley being the nominees for 2016. I’m definitely not a Hillary person, and I think her health issues are serious enough that should preclude her from running.

          • Aquagranny911

            Brava!!!

    • conlakappa

      Anything prefaced with “he needs to…” makes my teeth itch. How much do we know the legacies, party wise, of Jefferson, Lincoln, or FDR for that matter? What do any of those things even mean within the context of where we are now? The President cannot lead people who aren’t even willing to follow him. He keeps doing his job and keeps on keeping on. The DNC can take care of itself if that’s what it’s truly interested in doing. Or it can keep complaining about what it doesn’t have yet had all of the same tools that OFA had.

      • jziglar

        Don’t take it the wrong way I’m not one of those far left loons demanding the president to do something because I hate when people do it too. But I believe that the president will have a more far reaching impact on the future of the party than Bill Clinton, and I hope so.

        • conlakappa

          I think that like everything else with this man and his presidency, the impact will be far greater and initially subtle than can be imagined. He has changed the game of running for us (Howard Dean set the groundwork and voiced the idea but that’s it unless you win it) and both he and his wife have transformed their roles. I’d like to think that gone are the days of empty-suited asshats with daddy issues and nothing else of substance being promoted on the R side, or whatever the shaggy-haired hippie-dippie leftie types on the D side but I’m not convinced.

  • Kennymack1971

    The Professional Left is funny. They’re forever sniping and taking cheap shots at the President and those that support him but now these mofos want the OFA database. And then their fans get bent out of shape on Twitter when folks blast the PLs hypocrisy.

    • AxelFoley

      LOL, them mofos can stay mad and go kick rocks.

      • conlakappa

        Staying mad is their mission in life. It’s what wakes them up every day.

  • goldenstar

    Now, I get what people are screaming about. I watched the entire show today so I couldn’t figure out what the screaming is.

    MHP is the only person who talks about the database. In fact, in the next segment, Howard Dean schools her on the role of Presidents and the DNC historically. He emphasizes that this has been the purview of Presidents and not the party and PBO should and could change this to include the people because he has created and led the most effective campaigns in the history of the party.

    Then, Kasim subtly schools her on his point of the future of the party. He has a bunch of folks in his administration in their 30s and very early 40s and this is how and where the party trains and develops its leadership.

    So, MHP says a bunch of provocative stuff but it goes nowhere and it’s difficult to understand just what she really believes and what she thinks may be a cute and pithy quote.

    • nellcote

      Her attempts at being cute like “Big Daddy’s in the Whitehouse” (yeah, she really said that) remind me of Maureen Dowd and not in a good way.

  • trose1

    Here is the chirpstory that went along with the MHP show.
    Should President Obama turn over his coveted OFA roster to Democratic candidates planning to seek various offices during the 2016 presidential election year? This provocative question, prompted by a discussion on the MHP Show, led to a flurry of push back on Twitter on Sunday from pro-Obama supporters, affectionately known as “Obamacrats.” Here’s how the story unfolded on Twitter…
    http://chirpstory.com/li/44494

  • qosine

    Having encountered “the more and better democrats” of KOS, I don’t want the OFA database near anyone who self-proclaims that they’re a democrat.
    I’m a Obama Democrat and want the database used to advance the President’s agenda. The President chose the Democratic Party for a reason

    PBO pointed out Thurgood Marshall’s observation of the Constitution as a charter of negative liberties, saying what the government can’t do instead of what it can do on behalf of people.

    The Professional Left, among many others, have no interest in widening protections for people under the Constitution. PBO does and so this, for me, is my interest.

    • Miranda

      Here Here!!

    • JojoRaze

      The PL need to quit. PBO can’t be this shuffling, bumbling, no-political-sense-at-all doe-in-the-woods politician while they can’t even get a database together the likes of OFA to get more better democrats. If y’all smarter than the black man, where’s your Nahawral?

      The PL is gonna be in for a rude awakening in 2016 if they don’t stop disrespecting PBO. And watch them accuse POC Obama Democrats as being divisive, etc when we show them we are not playing.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      THIS.

      PLs and EmoProgs gon’ learn that they cannot bully Obamacrats into submission. They gon’ learn today!

      • qosine

        That’s right, Sepia. We Obamacrats will NOT be “bullied into submission”!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Afternoon qosine. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      — -Woo! Hoo! – –STANDING “O”!!

      – -The Professional Left, among many others, have no interest in widening protections for people under the Constitution. PBO does and so this, for me, is my interest.

      – - – -Bu – -bu – -BUT – - -THEY sooo – -DIVERSE – -Righ’?- —- -/SNARK.

      I keep sayin’ – - – -OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT —will NEVA – - –
      – - -SAAANG THIS! – – –HAH!!

      THANK U. –qosine. –Good 2 C U. :>) – - -

  • Alma98

    I just have to say this, damn it if Ezra Klein doesn’t look like Rachel Maddow’s lost twin. lol

  • Miranda

    Ron Paul’s grandson arrested at Charlotte Airport CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A teenager who claims to be the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday night at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

    Police say William Paul was drunk and being disruptive.

    When Paul was taken in to custody, he told authorities his dad is Kentucky senator Rand Paul.

    There’s no word on where he got the alcohol, or if anyone will face charges for serving the 19-year-old.more here: http://www.wcnc.com/news/editors-pick/Teen-claims-Ron-Paul-is-his-grandfather-during-CLT-Airport-arrest-185813772.html

    • angee

      What did our elders use to say? Bad blood ALWAYS tell! #justsaying

    • conlakappa

      His father once said that a business person should be allowed to serve whomever that business person wants. The discussion was about race. Guess the thinking should have been widened to age regardless of the beverage.

    • Aquagranny911

      So, the little pissant tried to pull the “daddy card?” Says it all for me.

    • nellcote

      Ron Paul’s grandson arrested at Charlotte Airport
      ===
      What an odd headline. Why doesn’t it read Senator Rand Paul’s son blah, blah?

      • conlakappa

        (1) Presidential candidate and (2) start muddying his crazy ass now.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    So basically, MHP was just repeating the memes that PBO is aloof, selfish and stand-offish to his own party. *eyeroll*

    Instead of offering hosting tips to PBO, she needs to holla at the Democrats…

    They may also reverse what many see as an error in 2008: keeping “Organizing for America,” as the successor to that first campaign was known, on the sidelines. After their historic victory, Obama aides recognized that they had amassed a heap of political capital in the form of millions of e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers of marginal or swing voters, as well as an army of loyal volunteers and staffers. At one point in 2009, the group mobilized hundreds of thousands of calls to Congress to pass health care reform, inundating the switchboard.

    But the White House quickly sidelined the organization at the request of congressional leaders, who resented the president’s early attempts to apply pressure on them inside their own districts. And Obama campaign aides also privately acknowledged that supporters weren’t as engaged as they would have liked in the group “because of the Jesus effect”: the belief that Obama’s election would magically solve all problems.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/the-obama-campaign-wont-go-away

    • conlakappa

      Marginal or swing voters? They still don’t get it. OFA kept us engaged, unlike the DNC, who would only (1) ask for money or (2) seek volunteers for special elections, assuming you were in the D.C. area. I volunteered for the DNC, driving down to the HQ on weekends to make calls during those special elections. Never got a thanks [not even from the candidates who won] or a follow-up but sure as hell heard that my membership was pending and the last date of my financial contribution. Compare that to communications received from OFA. I let the DNC know early on that I would contribute to the President and to individual candidates but they kept it up by e-mail from an interesting band of signees and by mail.

      • Alma98

        I never heard from them until PBO.

        • conlakappa

          Just as OFA had the call tool, so could the DNC. You think some of the mess that went down in Wisconsin would have played out in the same fashion if it had a nationally supported and established ground game rather than being in crisis response before getting real attention? Team O decided to change and set the conversation. The national Ds could have mimicked that. Or stay chasing.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        I’ve received several letters from the DNC claiming that I pledged money to them and never sent it to them but I had never, EVER donated to them…only PBO.

        • conlakappa

          One of the takeaways from the campaign is that “guilt is a motivator.” However, acting like spam mail (or PBS pledge drive) isn’t the best interpretation.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Sepia. – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

      BASICALLY! – - -Tried 2 watch it 2 C iff the “gigglies” annnd the **furrowed brows** – –as iff engaged in NEW –DEEP THOUGHT – –would subside. – — – THEY di-ent. –***shakin’ my head***

      WHEN —-will dey eva learn!???? –geesh!!!

      Good 2 c U Sepia. :>)

    • angee

      This, “”We have remarkable staff, and the campaign that Jim put together, you know, is the best in history, but the reason those people got involved was because they believed in Barack Obama,” Plouffe said, offering the key for any future iteration of OFA. “It was a relationship between them and our candidate,” is what we have been saying.
      It’s about Obama and not jeremy and even if they were to transfer OFA to the nominee he/she would NOT get the same results because it was about OBAMA.

    • morphus

      History informs the direction that the DNC will take should it acquire the OFA’s database. In 2004, everyone mocked Howard Dean and the DFA’s national grassroots mobilization efforts using new technology and the Internet. The database is absolutely useless without infrastructure in place to maintain it and keep it current. These beltway and state DNC dinosaurs will spend the next decade posturing and bragging about the ownership of the database as if that alone provides magical wins.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Special dedication to VP Biden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi5oxzttjgo

    • TyrenM

      I got lost in ole school Mariah. Thanks.

  • Miranda

    Boston Radio Watch ‏@bostonradio
    There is going to be 84,325 unhappy federal employees around the Beltway tomorrow morning

    • nellcote

      ???

      • Miranda

        All sad about RGIII

  • Aquagranny911

    MHP can take a seat with this caca. What makes her think that PBO will just disappear into the sunset in Jan 2017, having no influence on politics or the Democratic party after that?

    It seemed to me that she was saying: “When your Presidency is over you have to move on & give all that you built away with no say on how it’s used.”

    Pure PL BS & I did not like the flippant way she told the Prez what he should do.

    • Admiral_Komack

      She’s a member of The Professional Left.
      That’s what they do.

  • Miranda

    ESPN Analyst Receives Extremely Racist Handwritten Hate LetterESPN Analyst Jemele Hill received an extremely upsetting and racist letter on Friday. It was handwritten by a very hateful man, apparently to make his words even more personal. The sender of the letter is a very upset listener of the “Colin Cowherd” radio show, and felt he had to take out his inner rage on Ms. Hill.

    The letter used a huge load of racial slurs, and this isn’t the first time she’s received a handwritten hate letter from angry individuals. The letter contained racial slurs such as “I don’t like women broadcasters to begin with, let alone b*tch jungle bunnies.” Jemele Hill was also called a “thick lipped gorilla,” a “spear chucker,” and a person who speaks “ebonics.”

    She posted the letter on Twitter for her many followers to see.http://www.vladtv.com/mobile/detail/136493/

    • Alma98

      I’ve noticed a trend with these tough guys, they only go after black anchor-women. Nothing but cowards.

      • conlakappa

        Dunno. This isn’t reading right to me. Did the handwriter copy verbatim from the Klanspeak 101 syllabus?

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – –Bu — –bu — —OH! —waitaminute – — – —

      – —-Soooo ——WE NOT POST RACIAL! –HUH?? – – —

      Oh WAY-ELL —BACK 2 —-PRACTICIN’ –THIS!! – - -HAH! — -

  • Miranda

    Barracks O’Bama ‏@P0TUS
    Why would the ‘skins take out RGIII for his injured knee? The GOP hasn’t taken out Bachmann for her injured brain.

    • Aquagranny911

      LMAO!

  • dannie22

    i just watched the 1st 3 clips of the MHP show and i actually enjoyed what i saw. yes MHP made the comment but the panelists all made the case for why the dems need to grow their own party including reaching out to blacks folks before the election is near. I thought it was a good discussion irrespective of MHP’s initial opener.

    • trose1

      MHP trys to keep her PL “friends” happy. She needs to stop with the bs and be herself. She might not have a show after speaking her mind, but I am tired of her waffling back and forth.

      • angee

        Notice how she isn’t on twitter as much? Only time she is on is to publicize the show or bout her classes. She doesn’t communicate with anyone strictly in/out.
        Y’all done made her AFRAID/SCARED like y’all did tweety lol.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Ya know how the media’s been saying no1curr about PBO’s second inauguration?

    Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller
    And the ticketmaster site for ordering inaugural ball tickets has crashed…

    *snickers*

    • angee

      lol Remember 4 yrs ago when the media tried their damnest to discourage people from going to DC?
      It won’t be how it was 4 yrs ago but it will be more than the last two POTUS COMBINE had for their 2nd inauguration. Haters will HATE!

    • Miranda

      When we see the huge crowds on television, the media will tell us we aren’t seeing what we’re seeing. Our eyes will be lying.

      • conlakappa

        You mean they actually will show it?!!

        • crazycanuck

          It will just be hours of sky shots lol

        • nellcote

          They’ll show the video in the background with the pundit talking over the top of it, promising to go live if anything “interesting” happens.

          • conlakappa

            And CSPAN will have its wacko viewers tweeting and making angry phonee calls. On PBS, Ifill will try to sound hep and Lehrer will still look gobsmacked.

    • AxelFoley

      no1curr

      I’m done. Dammit, I’m done. LOL

    • GreenLadyHere
  • JojoRaze

    Total non-sequitor: I’m watching Honey Boo Boo for the first time and, don’t judge me, I like the show! I see the attraction. They are who they are. They aren’t contrived and fancy people–they are just your friendly neighborhood ratchet family.

    My favorite ep so far features June going on the scale and saying the scale will say her weight is “Enough.” I’m so ashamed I like “Hear comes Honey Boo”; but to me it’s less disgraceful than RHOA and Love and Hip Hop.

    My sister said that the show is a two-for-one. It’s Toddlers and Tiaras and Extreme Couponing since the family coupons too.

    • Alma98

      You have to watch Golden Sisters on OWN they are hilarious. I’m not judging I love honey boo boo’s laugh.

      • angee

        Watched that last night. HILARIOUS! Old girl was piss when her sisters said she didn’t have teeth

        • Alma98

          I know they’re hilarious. I told my daughter they probably were hell raisers in their younger days.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    – - -Yaaa – - – -REV AL annnd the OBAMA PICS. :>) – – –

    – - – -GR8 MEMORIES.♥

    Thank U for THESE. :>)

  • Aquagranny911

    Totally OT but I love this song by the Corrigans which they have revised for 2012.

    I do get a kick out of how they pronounce “Barack” because my Irish friend says PBO’s name that same way.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – -GR8 NEWS – - -

    – - –Zuma: Mandela Has Recovered -[Says 94-year-old icon 'continues to improve'] – -

    – - – - South Africa’s president says that Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and surgical procedure to remove gallstones. South African President Jacob Zuma issued a statement today announcing that doctors say that Mandela, 94, has made “steady progress and that clinically, he continues to improve.” Mandela was hospitalized for nearly three weeks in December before going home on Dec. 26.

    Zuma’s statement said Mandela “continues to receive high care” at his Johannesburg home and “his daily routine is being gradually re-established.” Zuma congratulated Mandela on his recovery and said the anti-apartheid icon has “the love and support of all South Africans.”

    – –CONTINUE 2 PRAY. AMEN. :>) – - -

    – — -Soweto Gospel Choir – Thina Simnqobile – -:>) – -

    – - – - -COMMENT: -They are saying,There he goes, the devil(Satan), he’s running he’s going over the valley or hill.x3. we have defeated the devil.x4. Bye the blood of the lamb.x3. this is not evrything but i hope it help to give a much better understand of the song,besides the feeling inside. God bless.peace & love AMEN!! :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      Great news! Thanks for the share GLH! HUGS & ♥

  • Miranda

    Damn….Goldie Taylor went in on GOPBlackChick in such a way that I almost felt sorry for the #StruggleHouseKneeGrowhttps://twitter.com/goldietaylor

    • sagittarius

      Meh to Goldie. She was the original GOP Black Chick with her assertions about black and poor folk during her run for office in Gawja.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        What did she say about Blacks and poor people?

        *passes out tea cups*

        • sagittarius

          Here is one article about her run for GA Sec of State as a Republican.

          Money quote: “As she listened to the debate over welfare reform, she found herself drawn to the Republican Party, she said.

          “When I heard what Republicans were saying about personal responsibility and personal choice, I said, `That’s for me,’ ” Ms. Taylor said.”

          http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ezFLFEsDisAJ:chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/14/met_226054.shtml&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1

          Another article on Mediate:

          http://www.mediaite.com/tv/thegrio-editor-goldie-taylor-to-mediaite-%E2%80%98my-own-personal-politics-are-quite-conservative%E2%80%99/

          And her Wiki page has been scrubbed of any references to her run for office as a Republican.

          • goldenstar

            So, does she consider herself a Republican?

          • sagittarius

            Hi, goldenstar!

            I have no idea. Something about her kicks my BS detector into overdrive.

          • angee

            me 2 and she gets snarly when you mention her republican past lol. That goldie is something else lol

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            What did it for me was her tweeting Breitbart and trying to arrange for them to work together. Despite that, a lot of PBO supporters are fans of hers.

          • angee

            because they don’t know her past and she goes into that loud shultz, cenk persona that reform repub do when they become “Progressive” lol.

          • Town

            Well it could be when she and Toure tried to pour a 40 for their homey Breitbart on live TV. Not even white people were trying to do that.

          • angee

            I don’t think she does.
            She’s like the blk female version of cenk and ed shultz VERY loud boisterous with a “I’m bad,I’m bad” persona but I do give her credit for not bashing Obama like they do.

        • angee

          oh ms. goldie ran for GA SOS said repub’s position on welfare INSPIRED her. Went dem and scrubbed wiki page of all references of being a repub and running for office as a repub.
          Here you go:
          http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/14/met_226054.shtml

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            Thanks Angee and Sagi!

            I knew about ol’ girl running as a Repub, but I was looking for what she said about Black and poor people.

            I agree with her being the equivalent of GOPBlackChick in that she’s trying to fill a niche in order to get paid.

          • sagittarius

            I read stuff about her platform back in 2009. It would take a lot of time to research her campaign platform, particularly since she ran pre-Twitter and YouTube.

    • rikyrah

      #StruggleHouseKneeGrow

      BWA HA HA AH AH HA HA HA

  • rikyrah

    So Does This Work?

    Josh Marshall-January 6, 2013, 7:20 PM1150
    Sen. Minority Leader McConnell reiterated his position this morning: Government will shutdown unless President makes dramatic cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

    In other words, big cuts to key social insurance programs are not only the price of avoiding what would likely be a catastrophic government shutdown (a real one, not like what we had back in the 90s). But Democrats must also shield Republicans from the political consequences of cutting these programs by cutting them on the Republicans behalf.

    That’s a pretty big ask, no?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/so_does_this_work.php

  • rikyrah

    So Does This Work?

    Josh Marshall-January 6, 2013, 7:20 PM1150
    Sen. Minority Leader McConnell reiterated his position this morning: Government will shutdown unless President makes dramatic cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

    In other words, big cuts to key social insurance programs are not only the price of avoiding what would likely be a catastrophic government shutdown (a real one, not like what we had back in the 90s). But Democrats must also shield Republicans from the political consequences of cutting these programs by cutting them on the Republicans behalf.

    That’s a pretty big ask, no?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/so_does_this_work.php

    • conlakappa

      What made the shutdown in the 1990s not real?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — –A BLACK HISTORY-MAKING MOMENT –Woo! Hoo! –

    ‘CAUSE – –DEY –BAD!! –YA KNOW IT!</b — -HAH! — -

    Black quarterbacks changing perceptions in NFL playoffs – -

    — – -Young quarterbacks have been the dominant storyline of the 2013 season.

    Of the 12 NFL playoff teams, six start quarterbacks that are either in their first or second year. The days of needing an established veteran at the quarterback position may be over.

    Of those five young starting quarterbacks, three are African-American. Rookies Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson will play each other in the premier wildcard game this weekend, with the Washington Redskins hosting the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon. Colin Kaepernick gets a week off, as he helped lead his San Francisco 49ers to a bye.

    And while our common notions of the how much experience is needed for a quarterback to to lead a team to the Super Bowl may be changing, the notions that many have for the black quarterback may finally begin to change too. RGIII, Wilson and Kaepernick have shown just how far black quarterbacks have come.

    – - -In the last two decades, most black quarterbacks were known for their running ability, athleticism, or physical gifts much more than their accuracy, efficiency or leadership. Players like Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Kordell Stewart, Akili Smith, Aaron Brooks, Vince Young, Tarvaris Jackson and Jamarcus Russell all fit nicely into that stereotype. Even smart leaders – like Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb – were never lauded for their brains the way their white counterparts were.

    Kaepernick, RGIII and Wilson are all leading their teams differently. They all can (and have) hurt opponents with their feet. But it’s what they’re doing with their arms and heads that have put their teams in the playoffs this year.
    THERE IS MORE. – –

    – —CONGRATULATIONS —GENTLEMAN!! –:>) – — -Pray 4 RG III’s — right knee. – -AMEN :>)

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Deal in Foreclosure Case Is Imminent, Officials Say
    By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
    A $10 billion settlement to resolve claims of foreclosure abuses by 14 major lenders is expected to be announced as early as Monday, several people with knowledge of the discussions said on Sunday.

    The settlement comes after weeks of negotiations between federal regulators and the banks, and covers abuses like flawed paperwork and botched loan modifications, said these people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been made public.

    An estimated $3.75 billion of the $10 billion is to be distributed in cash relief to Americans who went through foreclosure in 2009 and 2010, these people said. An additional $6 billion is to be directed toward homeowners in danger of losing their homes after falling behind on their monthly payments.

    All 14 banks , including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup, are expected to sign on.

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/business/lenders-said-to-be-near-deal-of-foreclosure-claims.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —Soooo – –THEY intended 2 -MAKE U a —ONE-TERM SPEAKER!! –HAH! –

    Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought- -

    - – - -A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned.

    — – A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to force a second ballot, but the group wanted to have insurance.

    Even with 24 members, the group would easily have been able to force a second ballot round, but the effort was aborted in frenetic discussions on the House floor.

    “There was an effort to get to a particular number,” said one Republican member who voted for Boehner but was familiar with the effort to oust him.

    Republican Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina and Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho played key roles in organizing the plot. But participants describe its origin as organic and not led by any particular member, despite the suggestion by at least one House Republican that Amash was the ringleader.
    THERE IS MORE. – -

    – - – - -CURSES – –FOILED!! —- - -humph! – -

  • Camille

    I was thinking the other day about this video of the University of Chicago Department of Politics roundtable organized by David Axelrod that I happened across and watched a while back.

    There was just something about it that gnawed at me for weeks and I just couldn’t properly articulate why the whole thing not only disturbed me, but let out alarm bells that are still ringing in my head to this day.

    Then it hit me.

    The roundtable participants were Steve Schmidt, Jon Heilemann, Eugene Robinson – and David Gregory who also “moderated”. Jennifer Granholm was billed to participate but got to the event very late due to flight and traffic problems. She was flying in from San Francisco and barely made it for the last 10 minutes of the event.

    I watched David Gregory, Steve Schmidt and Jon Heilemann drive and dominate  the entire conversation based entirely upon twisted narratives and memes THEY also got to set – and hinged upon nothing other than THEIR own personal desires (and those of the corporations and corporate masters who own them), unsubstantiated (and mostly unproven, fact-free and data-less) opinions, and a whole lot of self-aggrandizing, wishful-thinking and regurgitated (deluded, shortsighted) beltway self-important, self-serving and self-congratulatory hog wash pulled from their various arses and thrown in with such categorical authority for good measure.

    It finally hit me why this event and the supposed “experts” at this event which struck me as completely odd and disconcerting in the first place – subconsciously and consciously bothered me so – and still did even several weeks later.

    These three shallow, marginally knowledgeable,  not very capable, unethical, mediocre, shallow, hollow, corrupt lightweights completely devoid of the sort of intellectual capacity and voracity and natural curiosity that drives, supports and ensures the amassing of fact-based information/knowledge and triggers and enables the necessary depth and insight to not only effectively participate and disseminate information, but to credibly contribute, elevate and help shape discourse in ways that supremely enrich, empower and advance an entire nation and its democracy – one that rightfully transcends persons—

    These three hacks driven entirely by naked greed and cheap thrills and silly ambitions – similar only to that dreamed up and pursued by the $5 whore at the only bar in town with dreams of striking it big –  working hard at saving for the bus fare to Nevada in the hopes of auditioning at the Bunny ranch—

    These three pathetic assholes constitute the prime voices that now drive our democracy.

    How could this be? How did we get here —to this reality with fucking David Gregory as America’s political master! LOL!

    In a country so blessed with talent and intellect, how did these buffoons with neither – not even marginally – get to become the go to persons on the important matters of the politics and democracy of what is touted as the most powerful country in the world. The current first seed of modern civilization and functioning democracies! 

    How did David Gregory, Jon Heilemann and Steve Schmidt emerge as not just “experts” but the preeminent voices of American politics and democracy in 2013 happen? – how the fuck did we get here??

    To make matters worse, none of these 3 men has actually accomplished anything or distinguished themselves in any way besides their new found notoriety based on their glaring mediocrity and greed. 

    We couldn’t possibly attribute this undeserved elevation to David Gregory’s instant destruction of Meet the press – a gig he got solely by brown nosing his way to the top(who can forget him and M.C Rove?!)  or Steve Schmidt’s successful campaigns getting John McCain elected president, or winning the hard fought California gubernatorial campaign for Arnold Schwarzennegger against Gary Coleman (rip) and porn star Mary Carey, or Jon Heilemann’s super grifting ability that saw him take and hoard what was supposed to be information gleaned from assignment to be reported for general news consumption –  massage , fudge and exaggerate said information and together with his fellow unethical, greed-driven partner, the hack Mark Halperin, churn out a tell-all book that was soon sold off to be made into a movie.

    As these assholes hijacked our television, radio shows and news magazines as unimpressive, unintellegent, unethical, greed-driven, partisan hacks aka pundits, their ubiquity as jarring and bothersome as the utter nonsense they constantly spewed as they spinned – mostly unconvincely – to keep their unearned gigs and associated cash windfall, many of us thought it all quite easily escapable simply with the click of a t.v/radio remote control.

    I just never imagined they’d begin to be mainstreamed to the extent that they’d also begin to invade our colleges as the gold standard and purveyors of “knowledge” , the final word in, and “gatekeepers” of our American politics and democracy in the 21st century.

    This is not just the dumbing down of but the complete decimation of our political discourse and minds —and shame on David Axelrod for not just encouraging it, but actively supporting and perpetuating this absurdity.

    How is it that a key political ally of the greatest American of the 21st century and a once in a generation President, would fail to understand the great disservice and damage he does not just to his students at the University of Chicago, but American politics and our democracy in general, by pretending with a straight face that David Gregory, Jon Heilemann and Steve Schmidt are credible voices, leaders and positive drivers of or representative of what’s best or important about our politics and democracy —and willfully aid their continued entrenchment and relevance in our politics and consciousness by inflicting them upon us – and without any disclaimers or qualifiers.

    Now if Axelrod had them on as an example of why and how our media has been so mediocritized and as the faces of how a world power and its democracy could so easily be undermined and ultimately destroyed by a shallow, greedy, mediocre, corrupt, shortsighted and self-serving media, it’d begin to make sense-

    It’s one thing to have them talking to themselves on television and via their opinion columns-  Most Americans have now learned to by-pass and ignore them. And like most smart people, we thought we had them sufficiently contained in their primpy vanity spaces within the beltway –  I’d assumed.

    But to present these greedy hacks to University students and their communities by extension, as the beacons and legitimate drivers of our politics and democracy?? Nah.

    David Axelrod knows better.

    • angee

      Could have been worse. Lil luke russert could have been part of the panel. Who do you think should have been on it?

      • isonprize

        Camille, good question. I agree with you but I’m also curious to know who you think should have been there.

        • Camille

          Sorry I missed your post Ison.

          Anyone would have made a terrific addition. I think Eugene Robinson is smart and observant and has something to add to the conversation, but is such a fucking coward and mealymouthed.

          He who has the nerve to challenge President Obama but can even hold his own in a room fool of idiots he’s obviously smarter than. What’s Eugene so afraid of? Why won’t he take some of his own advice and fucking man up?

          Granholm is smart too but only goes so far herself in challenging the lies for fear of losing access to gigs and the big bucks.

          There was a student who challenged David Gregory – now that young man should have been on that panel. He’d done his homework and had his facts.

          What worried me terribly was the idea that that young man who had it right all along was going to have his voice completely drowned out and silenced by the hacks and the cowards sitting with them on that panel. Not just at that event, but forever – if we continue on this terrible path.

          Heck Joy-Ann Reid has more political savvy, insight and depth in her pinky than that tired, lame threesome have in their entire bodies combined.

          • Camille

            But can’t hold his own in a room full of idiots. Typos galore.

      • Camille

        LOL Angee. I’m laughing just so I don’t cry.

        See you just made my point for me. When we are left resigned to the fact and almost grateful for these awful three and only because the alternative would certainly be Luke Russert, you know that we are in dire straits.

        There are still a number of thoughtful intellectuals, political observers and operatives – even those I dislike intensely and don’t ever agree with – who could have been thrown into that mix to elevate the conversation and challenge the shallow and crappy standards we are now setting for our democracy and politics.

        Seriously, even David Brooks, James Fallows, Bill Moyers, Heck even Rick Davis – hack yes, but one who doesn’t go about pretending to be anything but.

        • isonprize

          Any women? Joy Reid? Donna Brazile? Rachel Maddow?

          • Camille

            Didn’t see this Ison.

            Just responded below.

            Joy and Rachel would be great additions. I am not a Donna Brazille fan. I find her terrible unimpressive. She probably was better at some point, I don’t know since I have no such recollections.

            I’d throw in Richard Wolfe. He’s followed politics and campaigns and written for Time when it was actually a decent news magazine. Richard is pretty good at ripping off the glaze and laying bare the crap most of the time.

          • Camille

            Terribly unimpressive I meant to write.

    • isonprize

      DAAAAAAAMN.

    • sagittarius

      All I have to say to this is ….

      …God is in control #subcomment #subtweet

    • rikyrah

      bravo

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Dear RGIII — – -WE R PRAYIN’ 4 U. –AMEN. – -

    — –RG III On Injury – –

    – — – –Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and coach Mike Shanahan talk about Griffin’s knee injury following the Redskins’ loss. – –BLESS U. :>)

    • TyrenM

      He shouldn’t have played. Definitely not the 4th quarter.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        — –”Double fist bump**** – - – –His knee was – -BEYOND taped annnd he prolly received a lot of sterois annnd pain killers.. – —hmmm. . . – –NOT WORTH IT. —
        -Wishin’ him well! :>)

        Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) – - -

  • isonprize

    I can’t stand Ezra Klein’s voice. CANNOT.STAND.IT.

    • Camille

      Is that really all you can’t stand about that little dishonest, self-important, wannabe relevant prick?

      • isonprize

        LOLOL. Oh, there’s LOTS more, I just didn’t want to waste my precious brain cells on thinking of pejoratives to throw his way…

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - –WELP! — – -GONE – -AGAIN! – - –:>) – -

    — –Al Jazeera’s first order of business: getting rid of former New York governor turned liberal TV host Eliot Spitzer

    – - – -First CNN, now Current TV.

    Former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer is on his way out the door from another television gig – this time due to changes at the top as Middle Eastern media giant Al Jazeera finalizes its deal to buy Al Gore’s Current TV channel for $500 million.

    Spitzer, the disgraced politician turned liberal television host, is leaving his show ‘Viewpoint,’ he said on Sunday, noting that his professional relationship was with the station’s co-founders and not Al Jazeera, which is owned by the country Qatar.
    THERE IS MORE

    • isonprize

      If they get rid of Cenk, that would be SWEEEEEEEET!!

      • Camille

        I think that ridding our national discourse of Cenk Uguyr would be the best thing Al Jazeera ever did for us.

      • GreenLadyHere

        isonprize – - – -***fist bump**** – - -Ifff ONLY! :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – - -OMWORD!! – —SAD NEWS – - —

    —- – -AFL player Chandler Williams dies during flag footbal tournament at age 27.

    - – - —Arena Football League player Chandler Williams has died. He was 27.

    The AFL said Sunday that Williams died while playing in a local flag football tournament in South Florida. The league did not release a cause of death.

    The wide receiver was a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007 out of Florida International. He got into NFL preseason games in four seasons but never played in a regular-season game, also spending time with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. Williams also played for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.

    He caught 83 passes for 996 yards and 17 touchdowns while leading the AFL with a 23-yard kickoff return average for the Tampa Bay Storm last season.

    Storm President Derrick Brooks says “we are shocked and saddened.”
    THERE IS MORE

    — – -RIHEP —Mr. Chandler Williams. -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS. AMEN.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — -COMMENT: – -Philip Bond
    The REAL problem, Senator, is how the GOP keeps lying and obstructing, bowing to the Tea Party and ignoring the real needs of the country! (I wonder when the GOP legislators will be declared traitors or domestic terrorists?)

    — NOW: – –ABC’s Stephanopoulos Fact Checks McConnell: We’ve Already Confronted The Spending Problem

    – — – -This morning on ABC’s This Week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reiterated what has become the go-to Republican talking point in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal: That the issue of taxes and new revenue is finished, and will not be re-opened. “Now the question is, what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future,” McConnell said.

    – -THIS – ->But this time host George Stephanopoulos pushed back. He pointed out that since last year Congress has already cut $1.5 trillion in spending, without any counter-balancing hikes in tax revenue until the fiscal cliff deal: -[HAH!]

    STEPHANOPOULOS: The President has said he’s willing to engage in more discussions over the sequester and the government shutdown, but that would also include new revenues. You say that the tax debate is over.

    – - -McCONNELL: Oh yeah, the tax use is finished, over, completed. That’s behind us. Now the question is, what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future? And that’s our spending addiction. It’s time to confront it. The President surely knows that. He’s mentioned it both publicly and privately. The time to confront it is now. We have to engage.
    THERE IS MORE

    — -***shakin’ my head*** – –“McTurtle” is a –4-EVA – PHOOL!! – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -G’NIGHT Dear POU FAM♥. :>) – - -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. – -♥ – -♥ :>) – –

    – –Sooo MANY PRAYERS –2 B CONTINUED – — PRAY MUCH 4 —MR. PRESIDENT in his DECISIONS on MONDAY.- – -annnd 4 EACH OTHER♥AMEN – -

    – - – -<a href="http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/21000000/SunSet-SunRise-sunsets-and-sunrises-21056744-1680-1050.jpg&quot;UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT.♥ – :>) – –

  • rikyrah

    am the only one who cannot comment in the Monday Open Thread?