October 31, 2014

Sunday Evening Thread: What We’re Fighting For

What We’re Fighting For

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  • Miranda

    This is criminal.Shortly before the temporary shutdown an hour earlier, the department had said it would not be able to accommodate more than the around 180 voters who were in line by 2 p.m. Then the office shut its doors, and people in line started shouting, “Let us vote!”

    Some voters who had parked in a lot across the street saw their cars getting towed.

    “This is America, not a third-world country,” said Myrna Peralta, who waited in line with her 4-year-old grandson for nearly two hours before being turned away. “They should have been prepared.”

    “My beautiful Sunshine State,” she lamented. “They’re not letting people vote.”

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/04/3081614/florida-democratic-party-files.html#.UJbkBiW20Ac.twitter#storylink=cpy

    • rikyrah

      it’s absolutely criminal, and should be leading every newscast.

    • trose1

      Alec MacGillis‏@AlecMacGillis
      Many of those stuck in long lines in FL & OH today stayed home in the ’10 elections that brought to power guvs/SoS’s who cut voting hours.

      Blame the victims of suppression for their own disinfranchisement

      • nellcote

        Or a caution not to forget this week when the mid-terms come around in 2 years.

      • Ebogan63

        Thanks for pointing out to him that Strickland lost the white vote in OH. POC showed up.

        • trose1

          Yep those standing in line are not dissapointed “progressives” who need to teach Obama a lesson.

  • rikyrah

    Cuccinelli reveals why he feels awesome in Virginia (hint: less voting)
    By Laura Conaway
    Sun Nov 4, 2012 4:28 PM EST

    Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican, sent out this political note Saturday from the “Romney/Ryan rally bus.” Key bit:

    When I looked yesterday, so far there are over 357,000 absentee votes cast. That’s barely over 70% of the 2008 total. That’s bad for them.

    Happily, it gets worse… for them.

    Full note from Cuccinelli after the jump. Above, the line for in-person absentee voting yesterday in McClean, Virginia, sent by Dave Fullerton. (“There were young people, people on crutches, old people, all of whom stood in line for almost 2 hours in the cold to vote!”) (How to send us stuff.)

    ——————————————————————————–

    From Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:

    Subject: Here’s Why I’m Optimistic

    Date: Nov 3, 2012 5:44 PM

    Dear Friends and Fellow Virginians, I’m writing to you from the Romney/Ryan rally bus, in between rallies in Lexington and Christiansburg!

    As many of you know, among other things, I am both a grassroots believer and something of a numbers geek. So, last night, after decent voter contact hours had passed, I started analyzing our absentee voter numbers – looking for clues as to the direction of Virginia.

    We don’t have no-excuse early voting in Virginia, but about 1/7 or 1/8 of the total vote can reasonably be expected to be cast via absentee voting.

    So where do we stand so far and what does it mean?
    Then
    In 2008, over 506,000 absentee votes were cast. We lost absentees terribly – 64/36. Ouch. That was about a 150,000 vote margin. Super ouch.

    Realize that Democrats achieved this kind of margin while beating us overall by only about 53/47. As is common, they did far better in absentee voting than their overall margin.

    We lost Virginia by 235,000 votes in 2008, so the absentee margin was over half of Obama’s total margin of victory in 2008.

    So, how does this compare to 2012?

    Now

    When I looked yesterday, so far there are over 357,000 absentee votes cast. That’s barely over 70% of the 2008 total. That’s bad for them.

    Happily, it gets worse… for them.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/04/14923336-cuccinelli-reveals-why-he-feels-awesome-in-virginia-hint-less-voting

  • rikyrah

    Ohio’s Husted launches 11th-hour scheme
    By Steve Benen
    Sun Nov 4, 2012 3:35 PM EST.

    Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, has invested an enormous amount of time and energy into putting new barriers between voters and their democracy, though as we’ve reported several times in recent months, his efforts have often been rejected by courts.

    But Husted isn’t quite finished.

    Four days before Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted emphasized to boards of elections a step that voters who use provisional ballots on Tuesday will have to take.

    Voters will be obligated to write on the provisional ballot form what type of ID they show at the polls and not rely on poll workers to do it for them, according to the directive issued late Friday afternoon

    Andrew Cohen, a legal analyst for The Atlantic, walks through what’s transpired.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/04/14922984-ohios-husted-launches-11th-hour-scheme?lite

    • Kennymack1971

      Jon Husted needs to be brought up on charges. This is disgusting.

    • dannie22

      husted, your gonna fail.

  • rikyrah

    The still center

    Sunday, November 04, 2012 | Posted by Liberal Librarian at 8:02 AM

    Everyone pause. Sit still in that still center. Let the world around you spin, as you look with equanimity upon it.

    We began this journey with a vague notion of what lay ahead. A junior Senator for Illinois with a strange-sounding name decided to run for the highest office in the land. No one gave him much of a chance. He was running against the vaunted Clinton machine. And when he won the nomination, he was running against a grizzled war hero. Yet he beat the machine. And the war hero had the frailest feet of clay. And suddenly, on January 20, 2009, a man named Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office, and an unfolding began.

    It wasn’t solely an unfolding of possibilities. His election ripped the festering scab of racial animus from the American body politic. It was a scab thought long healed—especially with his improbable election. But it wasn’t. The healing was only cosmetic, and the forces of reaction responded to his assumption of power in a way that they wouldn’t have even for their bete noir Hillary Clinton. Even Newt Gingrich came to an accommodation with Bill Clinton; no such modus vivendi was to be had between the GOP and Obama. It was, frankly, a death match, no quarter to be given, and none expected, at least on the GOP side.

    But that’s the funny thing about Americans. We can be justly criticized as apathetic, uninterested in the grinding drudgery of politics, focused solely on the spectacle, the gladiatorial combat bruited about by the mainstream media. The media promotes the horse race narrative because it’s the only way it knows to keep eyeballs trained on it and delivered to its advertisers.

    But most Americans—most—are tired. They’re sickened by the partisan gridlock. And they know, as poll after poll shows, that the gridlock is one-sided. Democrats have extended the hand of cooperation to the GOP numerous times. But this isn’t even the GOP of Newt Gingrich. Not even the GOP of George W. Bush. This GOP is an anomaly in American politics. The denizens of the dark, fevered swamps of the US right have taken over one of the two major political parties in the country. When its candidate for President feels he doesn’t have the security to stand against his party’s most crazed elements, but instead twists this way and that to satisfy both the country’s broad middle and his party’s crazed base, that indicates a party which doesn’t have much of a future, but which can do much damage as its death throes play out.

    Most Americans want the parties to cooperate for the greater good. Even many of those who will vote for Mitt Romney want roads to be maintained, infrastructure to be repaired, police and firefighters on the job, and decent educations for their children. What some of those who vote for Romney don’t realize is that the party of their preference no longer exists; it’s a cauldron of paranoia and resentment, the plaything of billionaires seeking to assume power over the country, of radicals who want to destroy any notion of an American commonwealth, where we owe each other and stand together as citizens and human beings. The Party of Lincoln is dying, eaten up by the cancer of its growing hatred for anything which and anyone who doesn’t fit its narrow definition of what it is to be “American”. It is a parasite, feeding off of the fears of its hosts, encouraging them, telling them that they will be left out of the new America envisioned by those “other” people, that they and their children will have no future. It is the height of cynicism. It borders on evil.

    And yet, in the face of this opposition, Obama soldiered on. More than any politician for the past 50 years, he had a vision, and everything he has done has been in the service of that vision. Both strategy and tactics have been means to further the goal: of justice, of fairness, of security, of peace. Remember the outcry over the jettisoning of the “pubic option” during the health care debate? That secured the groundwork for healthcare reform. And just this week it was announced that the government would enter into the healthcare market, providing an insurance plan to compete with the private insurance companies, doing more good than the vaunted pubic option would have.

    And now we stand on the brink of his re-election. This is what his re-election means in real terms: he will shape the Supreme Court for the coming generation. John Roberts will still be Chief Justice; but unless he decides to throw his lot in with Obama appointees, it will be known as the Obama Court.

    What his re-election means is that the Democratic Party will be shaped by those who came of age under Obama: pragmatic, progressive, not afraid of a fight, intellectually equipped to fight against a GOP bankrupt of ideas.

    What his re-election means is that he will have four more years for his reforms to take root, until they become part of the commonwealth, and removed at great peril to those who oppose them.

    What his re-election means is that a generation will come of age aware of its own power, of its own ability to shape its world, hopeful, not jaundiced, raised in a world where it’s expected that we help each other as a community, rather than looking solely after the main chance

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/11/the-still-center.html

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/03/2012
    Where we are with three days left
    By Greg Sargent

    Nate Cohn looks at all the most recent polling in Ohio, Wisconsin and Nevada — three states that would put Obama over 270 — and concludes:

    As of today, there is not a single non-partisan survey showing Romney ahead in any of these three states.

    The RCP averages show Obama leading in those states by 2.9, 5.4 and 2.7 points respectively. This comes after two polls yesterday — from CNN and NBC/WSJ — put Obama up three and five points in Ohio. Meanwhile, Cohn notes there is evidence Obama is edging ahead in Colorado.

    And in Florida, an NBC/WSJ poll last night put Obama up two points. In the averages, Romney’s lead in Florida ranges from 0.2 points to 1.4 points. For all the talk about his “expanding map,” Romney is still fighting to hold Florida. Cohn concludes:

    Obama is far better positioned in Florida than Romney can claim in any of the states along Obama’s path of least resistance to 270.

    And in Virginia, the race is within one point, too.

    Unless Romney can pick off Pennsylvania, where he trails by 4.6 points or more in the averages, he very likely has to win Florida, Ohio, and Virginia to win the presidency. That’s especially true if he doesn’t win Colorado.
    .

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/where-we-are-with-three-days-left/2012/11/03/b8176532-25b2-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/04/2012

    Mitt Romney insults the American electorate one last time

    By Greg Sargent

    Yesterday in Springfield, Ohio, the crowd listening to Barack Obama booed when the President brought up Mitt Romney and the Republican Congress. That prompted Obama to say:

    “No, no, no — don’t boo, vote. Vote! Voting is the best revenge.”

    Romney promptly pretended to be very outraged by this. He told his supporters:

    “Yesterday, the President said something you may have heard by now. That I think surprised a lot of people. Speaking to an audience, he said, ‘voting is the best revenge.’ He told his supporters — voting for revenge. Vote for revenge? Let me tell you what I’d like to tell you. Vote for love of country.”

    Romney picked up that refrain a second time:

    “Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge — for revenge…Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”

    Of course, Obama was only encouraging people to vote. He was telling them that the real way to express opposition to GOP policies is to vote against them, rather than to merely boo them.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/mitt-romney-insults-the-american-electorate-one-last-time/2012/11/04/84e2f5be-268e-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_blog.html

    • conlakappa

      And he’ll never get why people just aren’t that into him.

    • Ebogan63

      God I hate this fucking lyin’ Son of a bitch with the heat of a thousand suns.

      • Aquagranny911

        May I add the heat of my 1000 suns to that comment? Plus the heat of 10,000 suns for all who have enabled him.

  • rikyrah

    Romney Surrogates Get Beaten Down by David Gregory and Fox News for Jeep Lies

    By: Sarah Jones
    November 4th, 2012

    Today, a relentless assault on Romney’s auto lies dominated on the Sunday shows, from Fox News to David Gregory. Yes, you read that correctly.

    Watch a montage of Romney surrogates getting pushed on the Jeep and GM moving production to China lies here, courtesy of Obama for America:

    An incredulous David Gregory on Meet the Press to a frozen Eric Cantor, “The head of Chrysler said that that is deceptive… This from a business leader, Governor Romney, who apparently thinks it’s good business to outsource in order to make companies more competitive. Is this the hopeful, specific agenda that Governor Romney has for the state of Ohio and the country?”

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Candy Crowley said, “You’ve been able to unite both corporate America and the unions in this false ad.”

    Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, “Wasn’t that a mistake, especially when both Chrysler and GM said the ad was misleading and the fact is that Chrysler, far from shipping jobs out of Ohio is actually expanding operations in Toledo.”

    Republicans can usually count on the Sunday talk shows as a place to spin their “facts” and even get the host to carry their water for them. Studies prove that Democrats have fewer surrogates on the shows and they get more negative press.

    http://www.politicususa.com/romney-surrogates-beaten-david-gregory-fox-news-jeep-lies.html

  • Miranda

    Obamacrat ‏@reelectobama012
    Wow Ohio Voter in long line-“If I die tomorrow, at least my vote counts today,” .#p2 .#Forward

    • Aquagranny911

      I’m so with that voter! I thought the same thing when Hubby & I posted our ballots. At our ages you do think about stuff like that.

  • rikyrah

    Plouffe Points Out that Romney Will Rubber Stamp the Tea Party Agenda

    By: Sarah Jones
    November 4th, 2012

    This is so not what Mitt needs right now. On “Meet the Press” this morning, Senior Advisor David Plouffe pointed out that Mitt Romney would be a rubber stamp for the Tea Party if elected. The Tea Party does not poll well, and indeed the Republican Congress has taken a beating in the polls since the 2010 tea infusion.

    PLOUFFE: Governor Romney if he’s elected has promised he’ll plunge this Congress and this country into a bitter battle over repealing health care. Do we think that’s really going to help the tone in Washington? Absolutely not. He has promised to rubber stamp a Tea Party agenda. You know, Senator Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate, put out a statement Friday saying, ya know, the Romney agenda is DOA. So the notion that somehow Governor Romney’s going to come in here and rubber stamp a Tea Party agenda, plunge the country into a health care fight, and that’s going to help solve the dysfunction in Washington, it’s going to be worse.

    We had to laugh when Romney claimed that he would be bipartisan. Yeah, Mitt Romney who can’t stand up to Rush Limbaugh is somehow going to magically change when he moves into his Barbie dream house in D.C. Harry Reid pointed out that the very things Romney was promising to find consensus on are things that the Tea Party has already floated but did not pass in Congress.

    Reid scoffed at Romney’s magical thinking, “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/killshot-plouffe-points-romney-rubber-stamp-tea-party.html

    • AxelFoley

      RMoney ain’t gonna get a chance to rubber stamp shit. He’s done after Nov. 6th.

  • nellcote

    Cleveland Early Voting Lines Run For Blocks In The Cold

    CLEVELAND — Early voters here are waiting in line for more than two hours in the cold to beat the rush on Election Day.

    Surprisingly, the scene feels more like a party than an agonizing wait. The Jackson Five is blasting from speakers set up on a street corner. Volunteers with various groups are handing out food and warm drinks — Obama campaign volunteers showed up with 50 pizzas while HuffPost was here — to try to keep people content as they stand in the 41-degree weather. A rap group is also walking up and down the line, rapping, “no more drama, vote for Obama.”

    Still, this is about getting your votes in, and some people have other places to be. Teresa, an older black woman at the front of the line, said she’d been waiting for more than two hours to cast her vote.

    “I’m not amused,” she said.

    Still, Teresa said she appreciated that volunteers were handing out food. “Coffee, pizza, chips and all that stuff,” she said.
    [...]
    “When you first show up, you’re like, ‘holy shit,'” she said, but when you get up front, “You’re like ‘yay!'”

    Indeed, the line can be breathtaking at first sight. Starting from the tail end, it runs for about a block, then around the corner for another two blocks, and then around the corner for about half a block.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/cleveland-early-voting_n_2073553.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    • dannie22

      THATS MY CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rikyrah

    Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Pulls More Voter Suppression Out of His …. Hat

    By: Adalia WoodburyNovember 4th, 2012

    Just when you thought we knew all the Republican tricks to make voting more complicated, more bureaucratic and more exclusive, Jon Husted came up with an additional step.

    Four days before the election, Ohio’s Secretary of State decided to add an extra step to the process for people who are voting with provisional ballots.

    Under the previous rules, Election Officials had to complete all the paperwork that goes with a provisional ballot. But not in Jon Husted’s Ohio. He suddenly decided late Friday afternoon, to put the onus on voters to complete the paper work.

    According to a report by Brandon Blackwell, Husted ordered county officials to discount provisional ballots if the accompanying paperwork is not filled out properly. According to the same report, voter advocacy groups challenged this latest stunt by Husted in court. Fingers crossed that the Courts will smack down this latest stunt by a Secretary of State who has put partisan politics above his responsibilities to the voters of Ohio.

    http://www.politicususa.com/ohios-republican-secretary-street-pulls-voter-suppression-hat.html

  • Miranda

    Old Romney video goes viralMitt Romney has largely avoided discussing the details of his Mormon faith throughout this year’s presidential race, speaking in general terms about his church-related values and charitable deeds. But the revival this week of a testy 2007 interview caught on video offers a reminder of the struggles Romney has confronted as a politician wary of being defined, or confined, by his faith.

    The video, which has become an Internet sensation in the closing days of his campaign to unseat President Obama, shows Romney sparring off-air with an Iowa radio talk show host over the tenets and beliefs of Mormonism — including a discussion of abortion and the second coming of Jesus Christ — and scolding the interviewer for bringing it up.more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/video-revives-debate-over-mitt-romneys-mormon-faith/2012/11/04/d3fee064-2629-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html

    • conlakappa

      His struggles? Lo, let us cue those old Mormon Spirituals. Boys Tabernacle Choir, clear your throats please. Nobody knows the troubles he done seen…

    • GN

      What’s most striking about that video to me is how much of a complete douchebag Romney is. Everything about his manner speaks of entitlement and a sense of superiority. Just an asshat.

  • jds09

    Just talked to my friend in Los Angeles, tried to vote at the registrar in SoCal and there was a 2 hour wait at 8:00am. California is safely blue, folks are voting to make a statement. Love it.

    • conlakappa

      That is what we saw in blue Maryland (and D.C., but that could have been as much about lack of voting machines) on the first day of early voting as well.

  • rikyrah

    Political Animal Blog
    November 03, 2012 10:25 PM
    Just when you thought it was safe to breathe a sigh of relief …

    By Kathleen Geier

    I’m feeling reasonably sanguine about Obama’s chances of winning, but in the last couple of hours I’ve heard a few things that are making me slightly nervous. I’m not panicking, but let’s just say I’m incrementally more … uncomfortable than I was earlier in the day.

    — The first item is the least consequential. At a rally in Ohio on Friday, Obama, paraphrasing the well-known aphorism “Living well is the best revenge,” told a crowd of supporters that “Voting is the best revenge.” It’s a completely benign and unexceptional comment, except, of course, to wingnuts, who predictably are ginning up a full-blown hissy fit over it. Byron York is describing Obama’s remark as “ugly and small-minded” — get out the smelling salts! Powerline’s John Hinderaker writes that it’s a “reminder of Obama’s dark side” (Is HInderaker’s racist pun intentional here? You be the judge!). And the Romney campaign was quick to pounce on the remarks, creating a video called “Revenge or Love of Country,” which implies that the president’s comments were somehow anti-American and unpatriotic.

    I seriously doubt that Obama’s harmless comments will cost him any votes, except perhaps from people who were already looking for any excuse not to vote for him anyway. Still, the media has been known to mindlessly chase a silly story like this like my dog Hildy chases squirrels, and no candidate likes any distractions, even manufactured ones, from his preferred message, especially in the crucial last hours of the campaign.

    — The second item I saw is actually much more worrying. ThinkProgress is reporting that Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, has issued a directive that stops just short of giving election officials full permission to invalidate provisional ballots for any arbitrary reason that pops into their heads:

    The directive, issued Friday, lays out the requirements for submitting a provisional ballot. The directive includes a form which puts the burden on the voter to correctly record the form of ID provided to election officials. Husted also instructed election officials that if the form is not filled out correctly by a voter, the ballot should not be counted.

    These shenanigans are straight out of the Republican Voter Suppression 101 playbook. Husted’s directive directly contradicts a court decision issued last week concerning Ohio’s provisional ballots, and it also seems to contradict both the letter and the spirit of the law. ThinkProgress rightly describes this development as an “11th-hour move” that “could swing the entire election.” Ohio, of course, is the swingiest of swing states, and it’s widely thought that the outcome there could determine the results of the election. Voting rights advocates have filed a lawsuit to reverse Husted’s directive; let’s hope the courts invalidate it in time for before Election Day.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_11/just_when_you_thought_it_was_s040930.php

    • crazycanuck

      And this Husted guy is not in jail, why?

    • MsKitty

      That’s all they got? Seriously?

      I spent a couple of minutes this afternoon playing around on 270 to Win. California, Oregon, Washington State, and Hawaii are a total of 78 Electoral Votes. Why am I mentioning this? Because those EVs are in Team Obama’s pocket. So long story short if PBO has at least 192 EVs before those states are called at 11 Eastern, it’s a wrap.

  • Miranda

    President Of Florida-Based Company Threatens To Fire Employees If Romney LosesWith fewer than 72 hours before polls begin to close, another report has emerged of a company owner strongly urging his employees to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, claiming that their jobs are potentially on the line if Obama wins re-election.

    Cliff Otto, president of the Florida-based Saddle Creek Corporation, circulated an email to staff this week explaining that, while “we do not support candidates based on their political affiliation,” Romney’s positions are in “the best interest of our company, and therefore our jobs and our future”:more here: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/04/1136531/florida-ceo-romney/

    • Alma98

      Man! The are losing it, completely gone off the deep end.

  • Ebogan63

    ‏@MarkHalperin
    When Obama advisers say there are solid reasons why their battleground state poll #s are better than national ones, they have a legit case
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    • trose1

      LMBAO

      • Ebogan63

        The campaign has been tellin these foolz this the entire election.

        • AxelFoley

          Thank you.

    • Aquagranny911

      Markie, chico, go suck some rocks!

  • Miranda

    WOW…Linda McMahon Doorhanger: Vote For Obama … And MeConnecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon has been telling voters lately that it’s okay to vote for President Obama as well as her. Now she’s taking it a step further — and getting about as far away from her own party’s nominee for president as she can — and actually urging voters to cast their ballots for Obama as well as in the final days of the campaign.

    McMahon campaign doorhangers that Democrats say they’ve discovered in minority neighborhoods this weekend couldn’t make it more clear: “Vote Barack Obama For President and Vote Linda McMahon For Senate,” they read. It’s a surprising suggestion from a Republican who, along with her husband, has given $150,000 to help make Romney the next president of the United States. more here http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/linda-mcmahon-vote-for-obama.php

    • nellcote

      That’s like the Scott Brown ads touting him working with PBO.

    • Aquagranny911

      Desperation, thy name is Republican!!!

    • conlakappa

      Seriously, hasn’t this trifling woman talked smack about the President before? Sheesh, be your own person already.

    • JojoRaze

      She certainly isn’t going to let Mitt Romney stand in the way of that Senate seat. She’s not scared to put skidmarks on Williard’s back as she throws him under the bus.

    • AxelFoley

      HAHAHAHAHA

      Even GOP women have some brass ones.

  • rikyrah

    Jonathan Singer @jonathanhsinger Reuters/Ipsos

    Early Vote: VA O+11 (54-43) | OH O+20 (58-38) | FL O+10 (53-43) | CO O+16 (56-40)

  • lamh35

    Alright, Black Girls Rock on BET. I’m only here for one reason…IDRIS ELBA!!!

    • Alma98

      Janelle Monae could be Anita Baker’s daughter and she definitely rocks.

    • Aquagranny911

      He’s cute enough but can he dance the tango? Just asking…

      I can’t put him ahead of mi Antonio. Idris will have to wait his turn,lol.

      • Alma98

        The first movie I saw him in was he hilarious Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

        • Aquagranny911

          That is a hilarious film. I loved when she threw that phone out the window. Hubby ripped our phone out once back in the days when phones were hard wired into the wall. He threw ours out the front door (after a conversation with his Mama)

          Stuff like that always makes me laugh.

          Antonio just gets better with age. I consider him muy sexy.

          • Alma98

            I’m going to put in my NetFlix queue my daughter and I love that movie. And I love take the lead too.

          • AxelFoley

            What in the world? What kind of conversation can you have with your mama that would make you rip the phone out the wall and chuck it out the front door? LOL

            Wives/girlfriends, yes. But your mama? ROFL

            I bet the story behind that is funny as all hell, AG.

          • Aquagranny911

            It is and the best part is he was stark naked when he did it. We were very young & newly married…lol…it was the third call from her in less than an hour…

            Fill in the blanks…

          • AxelFoley

            Ah, I gotcha. ;)

            I understand him completely. Yeah, I’d chuck the phone, too, if my moms was blockin’.

      • nellcote

        If Idris can’t tango, I could be convinced to teach him.

        • lamh35

          Girl get in line. I’d love to teach him the horizontal Tango…oops did I say that out loud…lol

          • AxelFoley

            And ya’ll talk about me…

          • Alma98

            LOL!

          • Aquagranny911

            Que? You think the chicas don’t talk sex? I think I read somewhere that the women invented it just to keep you men hanging around.

          • Aquagranny911

            Yes you did but I think conlakappa beat you to this one by a few minutes.

            Good thing I closed the Naughty (bad) Lounge until Wednesday.

        • Aquagranny911

          LOL!

      • conlakappa

        I think it is more a case of can he do the horizontal mambo!

        • Aquagranny911

          ROTFLMAO!!! However, after all these years I never do that mambo with anyone but my Hubby. He knows all my sweet spots.

          • conlakappa

            i Señora!

          • nellcote

            TMI! TMI! lol

  • Miranda

    New York Times reporter at Romney rally in PA, Romney staff basically kidnapping their own supporters, Romney an hour late and its freezing, folks want to leave and staffers making them stay (though I don’t see how cuz if it was me, fuck the dumb shit, I’m leaving – if you want a scene, so be it) Michael Barbaro ‏@mikiebarb
    “We’ve got to get out! My daughter is frostbitten,” begs mom, asking to leave Romney rally. Staffer replies: “It’s not cold enuf for that.”

    Michael Barbaro Michael Barbaro ‏@mikiebarb
    W/ Romney more than an hour late (but now speaking), dozens of people stuck in the cold, begging staffers to leave, use the bathroom…

    • Joy

      Wow…this is truly pathetic.

    • trose1

      I am not understaning why someone can’t leave the event.

    • MsKitty

      “We’ve got to get out! My daughter is frostbitten,” begs mom, asking to leave Romney rally. Staffer replies: “It’s not cold enuf for that.”

      If that isn’t the perfect illustration of how Team Romney rolls, I don’t know what is.

    • sagittarius

      Sounds like the Third Reich – extremely disturbing and frightening.

    • conlakappa

      I cannot imagine why he’d be late. He didn’t have a bunch of appearances, did he? Did Miss Ann have to talk him onto the stage?

      • AxelFoley

        It ain’t like the fool has another job, like oh, say, a country to run.

        • conlakappa

          They were trying to get him to manufacture tears. Unfortunately, creation of that chip was outsourced to China and it is stuck in transit.

    • AxelFoley

      I don’t feel sorry for them.

      1) How you gonna let them MAKE you stay there?

      2) See how RMoney and his people treat their inferiors? And you want to vote for this muhfucka?

      Nope, not a single fuck is given.

  • lamh35

    Alright, I’ll just say it, Brandy’s looking good lately.

    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • lamh35

    Man, I remember when Janelle Monae was on BET Awards tribute to Prince. She was hand picked by Prince to sing Let’s Go Crazy and people and I remember people were like who the heck it this…lol
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • lamh35

    I’m sorry, what makes Lala an actress. What the hell she been in??? Oh yeah, “Think LIke A Man”…whatever.
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

    • Alma98

      WTH! did Lala have on lol!

  • lamh35

    Alright, someone gave Keyshia some pointers on singing LIVE, cause she was that great at one time

  • Aquagranny911

    Peeps, I’m tired but feeling so good! My DIL hasn’t been able to do GOTV but she is taking Tuesday off to drive folks to the polls. She has a van because they have 4 kiddos so she can take voters six at a time. She even has car seats lined up for anyone who has little ones to tote along to the polls. I’m so proud of her. I didn’t know she was going to do this.

    • rikyrah

      yeah AG and your family

    • jds09

      She has a powerful example, you Aquagranny.

      • Aquagranny911

        We Are going to do this! I promise to beat anyone bloody who ever says again that “Latinos don’t vote.” But I will save my biggest stick for any Latinos who didn’t vote!

        • Ebogan63

          AG I believe the polls are not counting the Latinos who ARE gonna show up and HAVE been showing up

        • conlakappa

          Of the latinos in my call cycle to Virginia yesterday, I spoke with a 40-year-old woman and a 21-year-old young man. The former told me that she wasn’t sure because she is “pro-life.” I steered the conversation to the issues that were important to her and she sad jobs, economy, and immigration. I saw that as an in and worked those angles. I didn’t mention that this was all in my tortured Spanish. She did say she was leaning Obama. The young man was very strongly in support of Obama. He wanted to help but works then goes to school so he had only 3 hours. I told him to encourage his friends and family to vote.

          • Aquagranny911

            “Pro-life” I hate that BS! Democrats are really “pro-life” Repugs are “anti-life” like anti-matter black holes!

            Gracias for what you did. If that young man votes for Obama & tells others to vote. That matters. I’m sure you did good with the woman but I have run into this same one issue caca…pro-life…let me tell you pro-life…I don’t mince words with some like that.

          • conlakappa

            I tried to gently yet firmly tell her that one has to look at the big picture. You know the first rule of OFA is to be respectful of the other person’s opinion and gently reason. I think she will come to her senses. That young man was cute. He answered Obama without hesitation. Tuesday cannot come quick enough.

          • Aquagranny911

            I do know and have nearly bitten my tongue more than once to be “respectful” but I also know when to go in for the kill, especially with my peeps.

            I hear you about Tuesday coming soon, por favor!

    • Alma98

      AG! Take care of yourself now if I could I’d lend you some of my muscle relaxers lol. I overdid it working on the kitchen, then I spent 8 hrs cleaning the basement. My doctor gave me muscle relaxers and naproxen. I’m taking them only when needed because I’m sensitive to medications.

      • Aquagranny911

        Oh. Alma ♥! I’m doing good just a bit weary & Epsom salts soak is the best for sore muscles. I’m not done yet, lol.

        • Alma98

          I hope someone somewhere is making a documentary about this election cycle. I hope they’re recording all the disgusting, low-down nastiness the teapublicans are trying.

          • Aquagranny911

            They are burned into my brain! One thing I will be doing after I recover from this election is working on a real national revision of our voting laws. The idea that some pissant goatfigger in OH or FL can fuck with voters to stack the deck should be OVER after this. Even if we have to rally for a Constitutional Amendment.

            Brewer can’t run again in 2014 but we have plenty of other goatfiggers here in AZ that need to have the door hit them in the ass, starting with John McCain!

            I promise that I will be busy even if I have to take a few days to rest & celebrate after Tuesday. What else is there for an old biddy like me to do then to roll out THE BIG CACTUS!

          • Alma98

            You go AG!

    • JojoRaze

      Congrats to your DIL AQ!!! She probably saw all the work you were doing and said “Dang, if my suegra can do all of that, I can drive someone!”

      You’re a great example for voting AQ!

  • lamh35

    Everytime I see Regina King, I think “Brenda” from 227!
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • lamh35

    Man, I still can’t believe Taraji Henson has a college aged son!!! That’s why they say “Black Don’t Crack”…LOL

    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • lamh35

    Susan L Taylor still rockin’ those Stevie Wonder braids. Love her.
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • lamh35

    I still ain’t a Ciara fan. But damn if that chick can’t dance her ass off. Even though she’s kinda stealing Janet’s Rhythm nation style
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • lamh35

    I’m sorry, I needed more Missy Elliott than Ciara. MISSYYY!!!!!
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • Alma98

    WOW! The people are overflowing at PBO’s UC event.

  • Alma98

    I’m sorry but Ciara sucks as a singer she needs to stick to dancing.

  • lamh35

    I do love India Arie. I remember when she lost all those Grammys to Alicia Keyes during Alicia’s “Fallen” days.
    Love India Arie way better
    #BlackGirlsRock2012

  • Miranda

    The movie the rethugs don’t want us to see – Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden on National Geographic now.

    • Alma98

      Watching it and Black Girls Who Rock.

    • Admiral_Komack

      I saw it, and loved it.
      DVR rocks!

  • lamh35

    IDRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #BlackGirlsRock2012

    • rikyrah

      you still stalking him?

      • lamh35

        Rikyrah girl ya know I am. Wait until after Tuesday and POTUS wins re-election and I’ll be back on full time stalking duties…lol

  • MonieTalks

    Some desperate ass heckler(s) keep interrupting PBO’s now.

    • Alma98

      PBO always know how to handle the jackasses lol.

    • conlakappa

      ::blinks::

      Truly desperate. They still think the stick-poking will lead to unleashing The Angry Black Man.

    • Aquagranny911

      I seriously doubt they will be maced & dragged out in handcuffs like those who actually asked legitimate questions at Robme/Lying Ryan events.

      • nellcote

        A reporter at the speech said a couple of pro-life protesters were escorted out.

  • JojoRaze

    Guys, remember to watch the Seal Team 6 movie on Nat Geo…I’m watching now!

    • Aquagranny911

      I can’t get that channel on my TV so will try to catch it later on line. I really want to see that.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    I just hadta STOP by the OFA place annnd MAKE some CALLS THIS AFTERNOON. :>)
    – –ERRYBODY was Sooo – –FIRED UP!! – — Annnd movin’ –FORWARD!! – – – -> – –Woo! Hoo! :>) – – –

    – – -I’m FEELIN’ the EXCITEMENT in OUR POU FAM♥ – – -Woo Hoo! – —

    Annnd “LaBLADE” – –is ENCOURAGIN’ –annnnd “CUTTIN’. – –LOL – –

    — — -Stephanie Cutter: The Best Way to Fact Check Them is to Vote – -HAH! – – –

    – — -Stephanie Cutter breaks down Mitt Romney’s false Jeep ad and shares why the best way to fact check the Romney-Ryan team is with our votes.

    – – — -FOND MEMORY!! — -:>) – -Barack Obama “Fired up, ready to go! — -SAME MESSAGE —-GO-VOTE!! – –Woo! Hoo! —:>)

    • AxelFoley

      Loves me some Stef.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        —-***fist bump*** – — -Always gotta ***hand out BAND AIDS**** LOL —

        – – — NOW – –’bout chu?? – –How’s “THAT BINDER of WOMEN” comin’ along. ??? – —:>) – –

        Good 2 C U AxelFoley. – –Still laffin’ from your comment. :>) – -

  • Alma98

    SWV still looks good.

  • lamh35

    I love SWV!!! I have all their hits on my Iphone and damn if I don’t sing every damn word when I’m alone in my car…lol

    • crazycanuck

      What is everyone watching? Oh man Disqus just did some weirdness whoa

      • Alma98

        Black Girls Who Rock on BET.

        • crazycanuck

          It sounds good, but I can’t get that channel. :(

          • Alma98

            See if you can watch online at bet.com.

          • crazycanuck

            Ahh, yes I can, thanks.

  • Miranda

    Two Americas will choose the president
    BY JOY-ANN REID
    joyannreid@gmail.com Next Tuesday, the two Americas will go to war, which, thankfully in a stable democracy, means they hold an election.

    One America — call it “Old America” — is overwhelmingly white, mostly older and male, but also full of married, suburban women. It is increasingly conservative and sour on many of the socioeconomic innovations of the 20th century, from anti-poverty programs to freely available birth control and legal abortion. Old America worries that the nation’s generosity is being abused by layabouts and illegal immigrants. It is worried about debt. Well, Democrat-created debt, anyway.

    Like the questioner who prompted Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remark at a Boca Raton fundraiser, Old America thinks people ought to learn to fend for themselves — to stop leeching off the successful. It thinks too many people are asking for “handouts.” It is southern and Midwestern and rural and suburban. It is holed up in a mansion, growling about voter fraud and yearning for the days when government knew its job was to hand out defense contracts and then go away. Old America is sick of hearing about racism and doesn’t get why the left gets so worked up over an Obama monkey joke or two.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/31/3076567_two-americas-will-choose-the-president.html#storylink=addthis#storylink=cpy

    • qosine

      I love, love Joy Ann Reid. She’s good on all platforms – print/web and broadcast radio/TV. She has such a good sense of humor, too.

  • GreenLadyHere

    mianda – -THIS Is – -FIRED UP TIME – –Woo! Hoo! – —

    – – – -Obama Speaks In Florida (WATCH LIVE)

    – —-President Obama speaks in Hollywood, Florida.

    Watch live:

    – – — 23,000 PEOPLE – —CHEERED!! – – -Woo! Hoo! – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -Annnnd —“The MAGIC MAN” – –is FIRED UP!! :>) – –

    – – – -Magic Johnson Supports President Obama: “Look How Far We’ve Come.” – –

    – – — Magic Johnson shares why he supports President Obama and what you can do to help re-elect him for a second term.

    – —-4! – — MORE! – –YEARS!

  • rikyrah

    November 04, 2012

    Very, very close: Obama’s towering EV lead, and Romney’s 6% chance at the popular vote

    Nate Silver’s latest aggregation is of 21 battleground state polls, 16 of which have Obama ahead, two have Romney leading (Colo. and Fla.), and three are tied. Ohio is polled by four different organizations; all show an Obama lead, an average of 2.25 percent. In Pennsylvania, “the forecast model puts Mr. Obama’s chances at better than 95 percent.”

    Of the latter, Princeton’s Sam Wang writes, “A few days ago, the word was that Team Romney was buying ads in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. If he wins either of those states I will eat a bug.”

    Wang’s overall forecast of the popular vote: Obama, +2.1 +/- 1.1%; “I estimate Romney’s chance of winning the popular vote at 6%, odds of 16-1 against.”

    If you were unfortunate enough to see “Meet the Press” earlier today, the above might come as shocking news. I caught only bits of it myself, but what I did see was dominated by America’s two greatest bores, Tom Brokaw and Joe Scarborough, both of whom goofily prattled on about this, our close, very close presidential race. You know, the one in which the challenger has a 6 percent Wangish chance of winning the popular vote, thereby righteously swamping Obama’s 307 Silver-predicted Electoral College votes.

    http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/2012/11/very-very-close-obamas-towering-ev-lead-and-romneys-6-chance-at-the-popular-vote.html

    • goldenstar

      I know! How can anybody take Tom Brokaw seriously? As a political analyst? No way.

      • conlakappa

        I have a feeling he just won’t leave the NBC studios and guilts the execs to let him hang around, bringing back the history of how badly CBS treated Walter Cronkite in his retirement. Sucker rap.

        • nellcote

          I guess I understand his historic significance for nbc but I wish the asshole would just come out as a gooper instead of this supposedly upholding the tradition of a neutral journalist. That’s what I find most offensive about him.

      • Admiral_Komack

        Did he OD on Ambien…again?

    • nellcote

      Well Silver and Wang are math punks so they don’t count with gut feelers.

  • rikyrah

    November 04, 2012

    The “Both sides do it” narrative that just won’t die

    For the latest in the historically unaware, the pretentiously smug and the realistically unanchored, you simply must shop the NY Times’ Frank Bruni. Today. You won’t regret it. You also may not believe it, but you won’t regret it. It’s that entertainingly shallow.

    Bruni, you see, just wants us to get along, no matter who wins Tuesday. Because, as Bruni counsels in a pompously therapeutic way, “it would … be the mature thing to do.” Yes, mature, even if the adolescent, bullying, Nixonian gangster Mitt Romney were to win by hook or by crook (which he most emphatically will not, but that’s another story). Let’s do be “mature.” Let’s “give him the benefit of the doubt.”

    Because, says Bruni in so many words, both sides have neglected this virtuous m.o for too long. The result: nastiness, gridlock and polarization.

    Now, you probably find yourself asking, Did the Dems reject Bruni’s suggested m.o. under President Reagan? And you answer yourself, Well, no. Did they reject it under President George H.W. Bush? Well, no. Did they reject it under George W. Bush? Again, no. Did congressional Democrats not work with Reagan and the two Bushes, only to find that congressional Republicans would be altogether intransigent under the Democratic administrations of Clinton and Obama? Yes. Absolutely.

    ………………………………………………..

    My dear Mr. Bruni: a splendid career awaits you–a career in the world of writing civics textbooks. There you can pirouette in perfectly ordered utopias and tiptoe through some Fantasyland’s loviest of republican daisies and amuse the innocent children. There you can bathe and luxuriate in what the clinically untethered call idealism. Here, in the real world, we call it insufferable garbage.

    http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/2012/11/the-both-sides-do-it-narrative-that-just-wont-die.html

    • conlakappa

      The man who wrote a stompingly whining piece last Sunday? He should shut up and return to focus on talking ad infinitum about his weight issues.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –[Apologies iff a dup] —WHEN did he GROW a — —errr — -BACKBONE.? —LOL – —

    – –Romney Surrogates Get Beaten Down by David Gregory and Fox News for Jeep Lies – –

    – – – -Today, a relentless assault on Romney’s auto lies dominated on the Sunday shows, from Fox News to David Gregory. Yes, you read that correctly.

    Watch a montage of Romney surrogates getting pushed on the Jeep and GM moving production to China lies here, courtesy of Obama for America:

    An incredulous David Gregory on Meet the Press to a frozen Eric Cantor,The head of Chrysler said that that is deceptive… This from a business leader, Governor Romney, who apparently thinks it’s good business to outsource in order to make companies more competitive. Is this the hopeful, specific agenda that Governor Romney has for the state of Ohio and the country?”

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Candy Crowley said, “You’ve been able to unite both corporate America and the unions in this false ad.” –[WEAK!!***tsk**]

    Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, “Wasn’t that a mistake, especially when both Chrysler and GM said the ad was misleading and the fact is that Chrysler, far from shipping jobs out of Ohio is actually expanding operations in Toledo.”

    Republicans can usually count on the Sunday talk shows as a place to spin their “facts” and even get the host to carry their water for them. Studies prove that Democrats have fewer surrogates on the shows and they get more negative press.

    – – –But today, all of that changed.
    THIS — — Sadly, I suspect this is more about who Romney lied about than the fact that he lied, as Romney has lied this egregiously before. It’s just that this is the first time he took aim at major U.S. corporations with his lies.

    THERE IS MORE. – — Annnd I ‘ON’T like DICK G. – -either. — -humph!

    • nellcote

      The election is over in 3 days. All the political ad space has been sold. Looking ahead, GM and Chrysler buy a LOT of ad time. As do GM related companies. As always, follow the money.

      • qosine

        Good, good point.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — – ***fist bump**** —-Annnd — TWITT said the “CORPORATIONS R PEOPLE!! —
        –HE LIED on THESE PEOPLE – — -Annnnnd THEY MAD!! – –HAH! – – – — -GIT HIM!! – -HAH!

        Good 2 C U nellcote. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -BWAHAHA!! – – – -FIRST – –he CAGED his DOG SEAMUS! – –NOW – -he’s CAGIN’ PEOPLE!!?? – – -LOL – – –

    – – – -Frostbitten attendees can’t leave Romney rally: “My son is on the verge of hypothermia.” “I feel like a caged animal!”

    – – –Via USA Today reporter Jackie Kucinich’s Twitter stream:

    – –☻Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
    People are literally streaming through the gates – Romney still speaking.
    Expand

    – – -☻Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
    People are literally sneaking out gates now bring told they can’t leave way pic.twitter.com/uvlPBys5
    View photo

    — – ☻Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
    Woman says “I feel like a caged animal!” before pushing through staffer. Said she was here since 2.
    Expand

    – –☻Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich
    Man just pulled me aside and said “My son is on the verge of hypothermia” just as staffer starts letting people out a few at a time.
    Expand

    – –☻Mary Rocco ‏@MaryRocco
    @JFKucinich Unlawful imprisonment. #evilgopbastards
    Expand

    – – -BWAHAHA! – —UN-FLIPPIN’ — BELIEVABLE! – — -Kinda! LOL —

    • Worldwatcher7

      They really are heartless, even to their own supporters.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Worldwatcher7. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – –***fist bump*** – – –It’s the YT – –MALE — -ENTITLEMENT GENE —in ACTION!! – —

        – – -DEY ‘ON’T CARE – – – -WHO they – – –HURT!!!! – – -SICK!! – –

        Good 2 c U – – -Worldwatcher7. :>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      “You can’t leave…I have a Presidency to win, for Pete’s sake!”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -HERE THEY GO – –AGAIN!! – — RE-THUCKERS — -SUCK!! —

    – — -President Of Florida-Based Company Threatens To Fire Employees If Romney Loses – – –

    – —With fewer than 72 hours before polls begin to close, another report has emerged of a company owner strongly urging his employees to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, claiming that their jobs are potentially on the line if Obama wins re-election.

    Cliff Otto, president of the Florida-based Saddle Creek Corporation, circulated an email to staff this week explaining that, while “we do not support candidates based on their political affiliation,” Romney’s positions are in “the best interest of our company, and therefore our jobs and our future”:

    In the past, Saddle Creek has not felt it imperative that we communicate with our associates regarding the political issues that affect our business. This year the positions taken by the two presidential candidates with regard to these issues are starkly different. As such [we] feel it would be wrong for us not to share with you the company’s position on just a few of the critical issues and, at the same time, how each of the two candidates compare to our position. …SNIP – —

    An accompanying flyer, obtained by MSNBC’s Up With Chris Hayes, highlights by position — not candidate — which would be more beneficial for Otto’s employees’ jobs:

    – — -Indeed, it may be a concerted intimidation effort by right-leaning CEOs that is orchestrated from the top. Just a month ago, leaked audio captured Romney urging conservative business owners to tell their employees who to vote for.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – —-C’MON —KARMA!!! – –HAH! — –

  • Alma98

    Wow the guy that shot Osama didn’t hesitate, cold as ice.

    • dannie22

      i caught the tail end of the movie. what i saw was good.

      • Alma98

        If you can record it, it will repeat at 10:00.

    • qosine

      Yes, he did.

    • Miranda

      That was fascinating.

      • Alma98

        It really was.

  • Miranda

    Gloria Bugley ‏@GLisa0569
    #RomneyRallyHostages Mitt Romney let my people go!!! RJ ‏@EastsideRJ
    Send in Seal Team Six. #RomneyRallyHostages DaveListerDwarf ‏@DaveListerDwarf
    #RomneyRallyHostages PA rally becomes Romney’s detention camp for his remaining voters Chuck ‏@ilgrandechuck
    Romney to Pennsylvania Rally Attendees: No One Leaves Before We All Drink the Grape Kool-Aid #RomneyRallyHostages Chuck ‏@ilgrandechuck
    Romney at Pennsylvania Rally: “Suppressing Democrat voters isn’t enough. We also need to suppress our own supporters.” #RomneyRallyHostages Bobfr ‏@Our4thEstate
    So #RomneyRallyHostages got to know what #Seamus must have felt like. America, it ain’t a joke. #FORWARD #TrustBarack Rachel Wells ‏@Damn_Smartass
    #RomneyRallyHostages “You can’t leave until the dancing horse finishes!! No, really. You can’t leave. Sit down and shut up.”

    • Miranda

      Alexander Yarde ‏@thatalexyarde
      Show me on the doll where the #Romney staffer touched you. #PA #bastards #romneyaid #RomneyRallyHostages Rachel Wells ‏@Damn_Smartass
      #RomneyRallyHostages desperately making improvised rope from unraveled scarves and gloves. Sorry Grandma. Alexander Yarde ‏@thatalexyarde
      @eaglefeather43 They are stealing THE VOTERS in PA! #RomneyRallyHostages

      • AxelFoley

        __/_/_/_______________________

    • JojoRaze

      That’s not going to play well in the PA press to have such a debacle like this. Really bad management by his staff and security.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -THIS is a BEAUTIFUL ANALYSIS!! – -from THIS REV! —PAAAA-REACH!! — – -:>) – – –

    – – — -Discovering the Real Mitt Romney

    – – –Rev. Samuel Means
    - It is a presumed policy not to mix religion and government but there are times when they are inextricable. The taste of political rhetoric in this 2012 campaign has become tainted by statements that are seasoned with very little truth.

    Prior to the first presidential debate Gov. Chris Christie made a prediction that Gov. Romney would have a game changer. After the first debate Romney’s campaign received momentum which proclaimed it would carry him to the presidency.

    In retrospect the game changer Gov. Christie predicted was not so much the result of an event but of the intensity of a single tactic. A cursory review of the debates showed Gov. Romney consistently used the tactic of lying.

    This goal of this article is not to confront or defend Gov. Romney’s propensity to lie about his shifting positions in the political arena. The reason set forth here is to engage the Evangelical Right, the Religious Community and the Theological Thinkers of America to ponder the principal of speaking the truth.

    – – -SNIP – –
    Americans love their leaders, almost to the point of deifying them however those leaders love their constituents and work hard for them. In this political campaign most people, religious or non-religious, get the feeling that what Gov. Romney loves most is money. – –

    – — – –In speaking of character, it is clear that not only is mammon being followed but also the one who is called the father of lies. No one can tell so many lies and expect people to believe him except they also believe that being a deceiver will help them reach their goal.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – — Aaaaaaaa-MAN!! – – –

  • Aquagranny911

    I have to say Buenos Noches! I am tired but you all made me laugh & gave me so much energy. Hugs ♥ POU!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –BLACK HISTORY – –In da makin': – –Woo! Hoo! —

    — – -Redskins 22-Year-Old Quarterback Robert Griffin is an Icon

    — –*Robert Griffin III has become an icon in the NFL, setting the tone for the season as the star quarterback of the Washington Redskins.

    Poised on the field, charming in public, and an admirable style of leadership all mark the presence of Griffin, but his impact also touches down in a special place in African American history.

    At the tender young age of 22, he’s become a locker room leader, naturally. He’s quickly becoming an icon, becoming the chosen one – for everyone, as one Washington Post writer, Dave Sheinin, puts it.

    “I think he can be that guy,” Redskins veteran linebacker London Fletcher said of the superstar. “He’s what this franchise and this community have been looking for, for over 20 years — a superstar quarterback. But he’s more than that. He has the persona, the charisma, the talent. There’s another dimension he brings.

    “He’s someone who can relate to anyone,” Fletcher goes on to say. “You see everyone’s falling in love with him.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – — – -CONGRATULATIONS!- – -Sooo PROUD OF U! :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: – — MR. PRESIDENT IS ON NOW. – – -AURORA, COLORADO!! Woo! Hoo! – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –Jus’ RECEIVED THIS —with MY NAME ON IT. LOL – – –

    OUR INSTRUCTIONS: – – –SHARE!! – – – :>) –

    – – — –GreenLadyHere —

    The choice for women in this election is clear. Here are just a few reasons why:

    1. The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making progress in a decades-long struggle for equal pay. When asked for his position, Romney has repeatedly refused to say whether he would have signed it into law.

    2. Nearly 75 million women had received tax cuts under President Obama, who has put an average of $3,600 back in the pockets of the typical working family.

    3. The President has repeatedly fought back against Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the largest providers of women’s health services in the country. Mitt Romney has promised to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood funding.

    4. Mitt Romney would overturn Roe v. Wade and even said he’d be “delighted” to sign a bill eliminating a woman’s right to choose.

    5. President Obama has stood up for a woman’s right to make her own health decisions — while Mitt Romney and the Republican Party would let employers and politicians limit her access to birth control coverage.

    6. As the son of a single mother and the father of two daughters, President Obama understands that women aren’t a special-interest group — and that when women make less than men for the same work, it hurts the whole family.

    7. The Affordable Care Act puts an end to insurance company abuses, including charging women more than men for the same coverage. Mitt Romney says he would repeal the law on “Day One.”

    8. The President cut taxes 18 times for women-owned small businesses across the country.

    9. President Obama has tripled the number of women on the Supreme Court — for the first time in history, three women sit on the nation’s highest court.

    10. Under President Obama, our economy has added back 5.4 million private sector jobs in 32 consecutive months of growth — and he has a plan to keep adding jobs and strengthen the middle class.

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    20. Thanks to Obamacare, millions of young women have the security of knowing they can stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26.

    21. President Obama launched a broad effort to protect victims of domestic violence and reduce violence against women, including increased funding to enforce the Violence Against Women Act.

    –THANK U – – -MR. PRESIDENT!!♥ :>) – –WE GOT YOUR BACK!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Ohhhh —-LOOK AT – – –OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT♥ – –:>) – –

    – – –PBO Busts a Move! (Cincinnati) – – —

    – —- Published on Nov 4, 2012

    Cincinnati, Nov 4: Signed, Sealed and ….. if you VOTE ….. Delivered!- —

    – –WE WILL DELIVER!! —- -GOT-VOTE!! :>) – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —ANOTHER ENDORSEMENT — -Woo! Hoo!- – –

    – – -Get Out the Vote With Wanda Sykes

    —-Wanda Sykes can check off every important voter demographic in the upcoming election. She’s black, she’s female, she’s gay and she’s even in an interracial marriage. So it makes sense that the Logo network, which features programming geared to the LGBT audience, would tap her to do an election special. The second part of the NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes” airs on Logo on Monday night at 10:30 p.m., the night before what may be the country’s most important election ever.

    Sykes will use her already well-known skills for political satire (she was the first ever black female to MC the White House Correspondent’s Dinner) on the show, which features a roundtable format and bipartisan experts who talk about all the issues that are significant in this election from gay marriage to the economy to immigration.

    “I’m excited to be working with Logo, the network that offers a voice to the LGBT community,” Sykes said in a statement. “These specials will be thought-provoking, exciting and the perfect forum to discuss important issues facing our community. Plus, it is Logo so maybe I’ll get to dress in drag!”

    Watch the full-length version of Part 1 of the “NewNowNext” special here.

    Below is a clip from Part 2 of “NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes” where she says she talks about her support for Obama.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    – — -CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – – –MR. PRESIDENT/VP JOE♥ – – – -the VICTIMS/FIRST RESPONDERS♥ – -of the STORM; – – –STAMINA annnd STRENGTH of VOTERS WHO HAFTA STAND IN LONG LINES;♥;- -4 EACH OTHER♥ – —

    – —-KEEP THE FAITH. :>) -AMEN. :>)

    – – -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT. ♥ :>) — –

  • Camille

    Thank you Rev. William Barber!