September 25, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: Baldwin’s Nigger


 We continue with our look at Baldwin’s Nigger


  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    • Rhoda

      Good morning & Good news! Weekly claims for unemployment insurance fell by 12k! That is a good sign to start the new month off with, hopefully the economy will strengthen.

  • GreenLadyHere

    REAL FAST: – – – —U.S. jobless claims fall by 12,000 to 377,000– – —

    – – —The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits fell by 12,000 last week to 377,000, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 389,000 from 383,000. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had projected claims would fall to a seasonally adjusted 380,000 in the week ended June 2. The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, edged up by 1,750 to 377,750, the highest level in a month. Continuing claims increased by 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.29 million in the week ended May 26, the Labor Department said. Continuing claims are reported with a one-week lag. About 5.97 million people received some kind of state or federal benefit in the week ended May 19, down 167,133 from the prior week. Total claims are reported with a two-week lag.

    BETTER NEWS. – – – – -NOW we’ll – — WATCH the NEGATIVE SPIN BY the HATAS! – — NATURALLY. ***sigh***

  • Alexander2

    June 7, 2012, 7:44 am
    Obama’s Campaign Raised $60 Million in May

    President Obama’s campaign raised about $60 million in May, a big increase from the previous month that includes money raised in the wake of his decision to publicly support same-sex marriage.

    Mr. Obama announced the total on Twitter Thursday morning, saying that the average donation was just over $50. The $60 million includes money raised directly by his campaign and by the Democratic National Committee.

    “The campaign raised more than $60 million across committees in May,” the president said. “Thanks to everyone who chipped in.”

    The campaign and the Democratic committee raised $43.6 million in April, about the same amount as Mitt Romney raised that month. Mr. Romney’s campaign has not released its fund-raising totals for May.

  • MonieTalks


    Analysis: Conservatives used tactics of the left in Wisconsin win

    By Nick Carey

    MADISON, Wisconsin | Wed Jun 6, 2012 7:55pm EDT

    (Reuters) – Activists with the conservative Tea Party movement say they owe a lot to their schooling in left-wing community organizing tactics for the historic Republican victory over the Democrats and their union allies in the Wisconsin recall election.

    While the Democrats said huge campaign spending by conservatives supporters of Republican Scott Walker allowed him on Tuesday to become the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election, the Republicans point to their grassroots, get-out-the-vote work as more important.

    “Advertising can only do so much,” said Ned Ryun, head of the national conservative group American Majority, whose sister group American Majority Action worked closely with Wisconsin activists. “But talking to someone face to face is a game changer.”

    Combine that personal contact with energizing a mass movement of door knockers and the latest phone software technology to track voters and you have many of the ingredients for the victory, they say.

    read more:

    • Town

      “Advertising can only do so much,” said Ned Ryun, head of the national conservative group American Majority, whose sister group American Majority Action worked closely with Wisconsin activists. “But talking to someone face to face is a game changer.”

      Which is why I think money is important but it’s not everything.

    • Alma98

      They’ve copied everything else PBO has done.

  • I see folks put Buzzfeed on Front St. and Blast Ave. for lying about POTUS making a blow job joke about FLOTUS.

    • Miranda

      Excuse me? They did WHAT?!!?

    • Rhoda

      Wow. The transcript directly contradicts what they said; but POLITICO and them all are passing along the lie.

      • Miranda

        White dominated media obsessing over PBO’s money and his penis.

        none of them have gotten a good night’s sleep since 2007.

        • Admiral_Komack

          Good news is that Maureen Dowd has company (not that she wants the competition).

    • MsKitty


    • MonieTalks

      GTFOH….are these folks serious?

  • MonieTalks

    Iowa-Neb. NAACP leader resigns over gay marriage

    The president of the Iowa and Nebraska conference of NAACP branches has resigned over the group’s national board resolution to support gay marriage.

    KCCI-TV in Des Moines ( says Wednesday that Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr. resigned from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as president of the state conference.

    Ratliff, of Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, has long opposed gay-marriage. He said he was struggling with the group’s endorsement made during a leadership retreat in Miami last month and was uncertain about his future with the NAACP.

    The Iowa/Nebraska Conference includes Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines and Sioux City in Iowa and Nebraska branches in Lincoln and Omaha.


    Information from: KCCI-TV,

    Read more:

    • Miranda


    • Guns3000

      I don’t blame him. It’s a weak and rudderless organization. They are taking their march orders from the White House. If you want to endorse gay marriage then do so but don’t do just because the POTUS did. The NAACP has been around over for 100 years and they could have done it anytime but they conveniently decide to do it right after the President does when they have political cover. Those spineless unprincipled Negroes deserve exactly what they get.

  • MonieTalks

    Gov. Rick Scott refuses federal demand to stop hunting for potential noncitizen voters

    Gov. Rick Scott’s elections chief on Wednesday defiantly refused a federal demand to stop purging noncitizens from Florida’s voter rolls, intensifying an election-year confrontation with President Barack Obama’s administration as each side accuses the other of breaking federal law.

    In a sharply worded letter, Scott’s administration claimed the Department of Justice doesn’t understand two federal voting laws at the heart of the dispute and was protecting potentially illegal voters more than legal ones.

    ….Detzner also submitted a list of four questions that he wants the Justice Department to answer.

    In tone and substance, the letter all but dares the Justice Department to sue Florida for allegedly violating the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), nicknamed “motor voter.”

    read more:

    • Miranda

      All of the county elections supervisors are ignoring Scott so this temper tantrum is all for show. Regardless, he’s trying to talk smack with Holder and I dont think it will end well for him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    TODAY WITH MR. PRESIDENT: – – – – Obama in L.A., Las Vegas– —

    – — – –President Obama starts his day with a fundraiser in Los Angeles, before traveling to Las Vegas to call on Congress to keep student loan interest rates from doubling.

    – — –FUND RAISING annnd FUNDING STUDENTS! – — Woo! Hoo! :>)- – –

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM- — -***brow is STILL FURROWED****

    – – – —Lawrence O’Donnell Breaks New Mitt Romney Scandal: He Maybe Had A Police Uniform?– — —-

    – — – –“Mitt Romney has a uniform fetish,” Lawrence O’Donnell teased going into a break, returning to deliver a segment on Mitt Romney’s college days that promised an exclusive, salacious secret. That secret was that, according to some former classmates, Romney liked to dress up as a police officer, which was a clear outrage given that he did not serve in Vietnam, according to O’Donnell.

    – – – –WAITIN’ 4 a RESPONSE. OVA 2 U – – -teh WILLARD. – – —

  • Miranda

    Romney Just Making Stuff Up Now

    A couple weeks ago, Mitt Romney quoted Noam Scheiber’s book about the Obama administration’s economic rescue, “The Escape Artists,” in a highly misleading way. Yesterday he did it again, only this time Romney altered his description so that whatever shred of truth that once existed in his telling is gone, and nothing remains but a pack of lies. Here’s Romney’s incredibly false account:

    A book that was written in a way that’s apparently pro-President Obama, was written by a guy named Noam Scheiber and in this book he says that there was a discussion about the fact that Obamacare would slow down the economic recovery in this country and they knew that before they passed it. But they concluded that we would all forget how long the recovery took once it had happened, so they decided to go ahead. The idea that they knowingly slowed down our recovery in order to put in place Obamacare, which they wanted and they considered historic but the American people did not want or consider historic, is something which I think deserves a lot of explaining…

    The lies. Let us tote them up.

    more here

  • rikyrah

    Florida’s Scott defends voter purge scheme
    By Steve Benen – Thu Jun 7, 2012 8:00 AM EDT.

    Following up on Rachel’s segment last night, the Justice Department demanded last week that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) halt its voter-purge efforts, arguing that process has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act and violated the National Voter Registration Act. Yesterday, the Scott administration responded.

    Gov. Rick Scott’s election’s chief on Wednesday defiantly refused a federal demand to stop purging non-citizens from Florida’s voter rolls, intensifying an election-year confrontation with President Barack Obama’s administration as each side accuses the other of breaking federal law.

    In a sharply worded letter, Scott’s administration claimed the Department of Justice doesn’t understand two federal voting laws at the heart of the dispute and was protecting potentially illegal voters more than legal ones.

    Florida also accused another federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security, of violating the law by denying Florida access to a federal citizenship database.

    MSNBC published the Scott administration’s response here.

    So, where do things stand as of this morning? The Justice Department believes the Republican voter purge in Florida is violating the law. Rick Scott and his team don’t care what the Justice Department believes, effectively dared federal officials to take the matter to court, and said the Obama administration is violating the law by refusing to help with the voter purge.

    Remember, at issue here is the Florida GOP’s effort to purge non-citizens from the voting rolls — an effort that has relied on bad data and had the effect of targeting thousands of eligible citizens. Scott says the voter-suppression scheme, launched just five months before the election, is necessary to prevent voter fraud, but not only has he cast far too wide a net, voter fraud is practically a myth in the state.

    There is, however, a catch. They’re called Florida’s county election supervisors.


    As Rachel explained last night:

    “Here is a wild card, though: Rick Scott’s administration can’t actually directly kick voters off the rolls. They’re not in charge of the rolls. All they can do is send purge lists to the counties, to county election supervisors, and tell the people who work at the county level that they’re supposed to kick people off the rolls.

    “It is up to the county, to the county officials, to actually do the purging, because they’re responsible for elections in their counties. And lately the county officials in Florida are not much in a mood for what the state is telling them to do. On Friday, local elections officials in Florida announced that they would be discontinuing the state directed voter purge, because they found the state’s data to be flawed. Oh, and also, there was that whole thing where the Justice Department said what the state’s doing is illegal.

    “The president of the state’s association of supervisors of elections told the Palm Bach Post on Friday that the Justice Department’s letter and mistakes that the county elections officials had found in the state’s purge list, frankly, made the purge undoable: ‘There are just too many variables with this entire process at this time for supervisors to continue.’

    “Rick Scott can thumb his nose at the Justice Department, but he cannot force local elections officials in Florida to carry out his voter purge.”

    Finally, it’s also worth noting that Rick Scott’s voter-suppression efforts included harsh new restrictions on voter-registration drives. Last week, a federal judge struck down those restrictions, and as a result, the League of Women Voters has renewed its election-year efforts.

  • Farrod

    What’s up with this ‘We Are Respectable Negroes’ guy, calling the President a ‘right-leaning centrist? This guy swears he’s brilliant, with all his 10 dollar words.

    Gonna have to refrain from going over there…

    • Miranda

      “10 dollar words”….LOL, this is so true….it tickles me when folks think using 5 syllable words means DEY IZ SMART.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN’ Farrod. ***BIG HUG*** :)>

      – — -LOL. —10 dollar words– — – -WORTH $1 – – – -KEEP da CHANGE!! :>) —

      – – -A SCHOLAR– – – in HIS OWN MIND!! – -LOL- – –

      Good 2 C U Farrod. :>)

    • Ebogan63

      Dude smells hisself a bit too much for my tastes.

  • Miranda

    Tweet of the Day

    Teri S.‏@terim1965
    @lawalazu Journalism is truly dead, all we have now is a group of minor celebrities trying to increase their name recognition.

  • Miranda


    Kanye West’s ‘Air Yeezy II’ sneakers sell for $90K on Ebay

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN” Sepia — ***BIG HUG*** :>)


    THIS gives a MORNTIN’ LAFF! – -:>)


    Luvin’ the LOGIC/ANALYSIS. WHEW LAWD!! :>)

    Have a GOOD DAY Sepia. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – — –O.K. – – -Which CANDIDATE gave the MOST MATURE RESPONSE? – – – – -LOL.

    – – – –Obama, Romney appear in CMT Awards skit– – — –

    – — – –President Obama and his GOP rival Mitt Romney weighed in on a light-hearted debate during Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards.

    In a pre-taped video segment, Obama and Romney (along with stars including Matthew McConaughey and Jon Bon Jovi) were asked to pick a better host for the show – deciding between country singer Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell.

    – – – -Teh WILLARD- – – – -ALWAYS the – –OUT-OF-TOUCH – – – -CLOWN!! – – -***tsk*** – -***eye roll***

  • rikyrah

    Failures From Occupy to Wisconsin: An Inconvenient Truth for the Purist Left
    Wednesday, June 06, 2012 | Posted by Deaniac83 at 2:19 PM

    The beating that the Left took last night in Wisconsin can’t be sugar-coated. Scott Walker survived his recall election by a good seven point margin, and all but one of the other Republicans did as well.

    From the perspective of the Left media (though I find it a little amusing to see the same Left media outlets that took money from Scott Walker complaining about this), the blame for the loss is being put squarely on the shoulder of Citizens United and Walker’s 8-to-1 money advantage, and there is no doubt that cash coming through the Citizens-United-opened the floodgates is drowning our democracy. Nonetheless, hanging it all on Citizens United ignores a crucial cause for this defacing loss: the ideologue Left themselves.

    Ask yourself: how did Scott Walker and radicals like him come to power in the first place? This is how:

    Elections have consequences. The consequence by the name of Scott Walker (and others like him) is intricately the effect of people like Ed Schultz actively disengaging Democratic voters in 2010. As we found out last night, voters aren’t particularly fond of helping you because you don’t like lying in the bed you made for yourself in the middle of a term.

    While Citizens United is harmful, exit polling indicates that most of the money spent on ads since Democrats had a nominee was wasted, as 90% of voters made up their minds before May 1. The recall election in Wisconsin was from the beginning a failure of convincing voters that this is an extraordinary circumstance that requires a governor to be recalled – even in the midst of the signature gathering drive, not a failure due to money disadvantage on the Democratic side.

    Which brings us to the next inconvenient truth: voters don’t take recall votes lightly, and they, by and large, do not believe that public officials, once elected, should be recalled from office simply for policies they disagree with (that’s what regular elections and re-elections are for). In fact, 60% of WI voters believe that recalls are only appropriate for official misconduct, and an additional 10% believe that it’s never appropriate. Here’s how those votes broke down (Barrett on the right, Walker on the left).

    • goldenstar

      This is where the wheat separates from the chaff and the adults separate from the juveniles. And, some of the juveniles are total delinquents. Like I asked yesterday, it’s difficult to blame black folks. Now, the blame shifts to the 8:1 or 7:1 (I am reading both) $$ advantage of Citizens United.

      What happened to ORGANIZING? What happened to BUILDING A MOVEMENT? What happened to PERSUASION? What happened to having conversations with folks who may not agree?

      The juvies are full of excuses. They come equipped with attitude and privilege and they do not have the discipline to reflect.

      • Town

        The professional left is LAZY and they knew they were going to lose which is why they were begging Obama to come to Wisconsin so they could blame him on their loss instead of looking in the mirror and reevaluating themselves.

        • goldenstar

          You’re right, Town. I forgot that very important point.

  • rikyrah

    As a Black person, with our community’s history with the law enforcement, I find Willard’s time impersonating a State Trooper to be disturbing. As a community, we have enough trouble with the law profiling us at will. Now, some spoiled punk ass is cruising the streets to see how he can bother citizens?

    • itgurl_29

      Not to mention that fact that had 21 year old Barack Obama gone around impersonating a police officer, he’d be dead or in jail.

    • Town

      I wonder if Mitt had the fake blue lights in his car to pull over women, too?

      • vulcan_girl

        Miranda posted another article downthread, and yes, the bastard did.

    • Rhoda

      I just goggled this story. That is crazy. And after reading about how he cut that poor boy’s hair because he was gay in high school; disturbing. From the dog on the roof to this, every story I hear about Mitt Romney just paints a picture of an entitled, preppy, holier-than thou, rich jerk. Which is likely why Morning Joe was apparently freaking out that the New York Times interviewed his neighbors in Cali; that is is somehow wrong to talk about Mittens and then he had nothing to say when Willie Geist read that the New York Times did a similar story on Kerry in ’04.

      • Town

        I think it goes beyond being a rich, spoiled punk.

        I think something is seriously mentally wrong with Mitt Romney.

        George W. Bush is a rich, spoiled punk.

        Mitt Romney is a rich, spoiled sociopath. There’s a reason why NOBODY outside of Romney’s family likes him. You really can’t say that about Bush.

        • rikyrah

          Mitt Romney is a rich, spoiled sociopath. There’s a reason why NOBODY outside of Romney’s family likes him.

          tell me about it.

          time and time again, you have him showing his entitlement.

          isn’t pretending to be a cop A CRIME?

        • gc

          I’ve been out of Mental Health work for years, since I’ve been subbing, and of course, electronic diagnosing is inaccurate, but I’ve said for weeks, he is a sociopath. Bush was fucking SANE compared to this man.

          • GreenLadyHere

            gc – – -THANK U. – -I’ve thought – –dyslexia –4 the SPELLING-less.

            Annnd THIS makes sense 4 his BEHAVIOR.

            Annnd it may –IN PART – –EXPLAIN his EXTREME- – – -OUT-OF-TOUCH-NESS!! — –

            -Annnd his lack of EMPATHY 4 the PEOPLE that he made – —JOBLESS – – via
            BAIN!!. – – —

            Annnd – –“LET DETROIT GO BANKRUPT!” –

            Annnd – – – “I LIKE FIRING PEOPLE”. – –

            Annnd — -“I ‘ON’T CARE ABOUT the POOR.”-

            Annnd – — “I STAND BY WHATEVA I SAID!” –

            Annnd — – His “FLIP-FLOP-ness” [NO CONSISTENCY in THOUGHT]- —

            U just OPENED a “STREAM of CAUSATIONS”!!- – – — THANK U. :>)

        • Worldwatcher7

          I totally agree. The hair-cutting story, the police impersonation story, and “I like firing people,” paint the picture of a sociopath who enjoys exercising power over others and having them kowtow to him. This is definitely not someone who should be given the most powerful office in the world.

          • edp4bho

            This miscreant shows a sheer lack of any compassion about people, which actually makes him the ideal candidate for the rethug party. Where and when have any of them displayed compassion for people, as opposed to profits? They—-white, black, whatever—only care about power and money, sadly.

    • GN

      I’m sorry, but I consider things like impersonating officers/firefighters/cia/etc to be real nutjob behavior. Mitt is strange.

    • dannie22

      ted bundy used to impersonate cops. jus sayin

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – –JEB – – — IZZAT U? —- – —

    – —Jeb Bush Blasts GOP, Says Party Is ‘Short-Sighted’ On Tax And Immigration Policies– – —

    — – –During an interview with Charlie Rose Thursday morning, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) called for increases in revenues to help solve the nation’s debt problem, but admitted that he wouldn’t be able to hold that position were he running for office within the modern Republican Party.

    Bush reiterated that he would accept a hypothetical debt deal that included ten dollars in spending cuts for every dollar in tax increases — which Mitt Romney said he would reject in August — and added that he hoped GOP leaders could embrace such an approach:

    – — -JEB: Guess U betta KEEP yer day job. LOL – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – -HONORING – —A FIRST!! – — – –

    – — –First black graduate of U.S. Naval Academy honored at memorial service– — –

    — – – About 200 people honored the first black graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at a memorial service Wednesday in Annapolis, Md., recalling a man of courage who helped open doors for generations of minorities decades before the civil rights era. Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, who died last month at 85, was memorialized as a trailblazer who shrugged off poor treatment by classmates to become the first black to graduate from the military academy in 1949. His ashes were interred before the service in a columbarium on the academy grounds.

    NASA’s first black administrator, astronaut Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, was among those lauding Brown’s achievement.

    “I stand before all of you today as a proud child of Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown’s sacrifice,” Bolden told those attending the memorial in the academy’s chapel.

    Bolden, who graduated from the academy 15 years after Brown, said he knew no one who would claim to have a tougher first year at the school than Brown.

    “While I had my own difficulties gaining admission to the academy in 1964, Wesley Brown’s 1949 graduation and the legacy he left behind helped paved the way for me and so many others,” Bolden said.

    The number of minority students at the academy has increased significantly over the years. The graduating class of 2012, for example, had 277 minority students out of 1,099.

    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown- – —


  • rikyrah

    The jobs agenda slips down the memory hole
    By Steve Benen – Thu Jun 7, 2012 9:17 AM EDT.

    Many of us have become painfully accustomed to Mitt Romney making claims that aren’t true, but once in a while, his most egregious falsehoods strike a nerve. This week in Texas, for example, the Republican presidential nominee told a whopper that Andrew Sullivan called “a classic of total disingenuous crap.”

    “[W]ith America in crisis, with 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work, [President Obama] hasn’t put forth a plan to get us working again,” Romney said Tuesday. “Now I know we’re getting close to an election so he’ll come out with one soon, but three and a half years later, we’re waiting.”

    Plenty of fine folks have noted the absurdity of the argument, but I’d like to echo their sentiments. When Romney says things like this, he’s obviously lying. There’s no gray area; it’s not a claim that’s partially true; it’s simply 100% false. It’s not even a close call.

    Obama put forward a plan to get us working again in 2009 — it’s known as the Recovery Act, or the “stimulus,” and it was extremely effective in turning the economy around (more on this later this morning). In 2011, as the recovery slowed, Obama put forward another plan — it was called the American Jobs Act and independent economists said the proposal would have created as many as 2 million jobs this year.

    Senate Republicans killed the jobs bill with a filibuster, while House Republicans refused to bring it to the floor for a vote, despite polls showing broad bipartisan support for the provisions in Obama’s plan.

    What’s more, while the American Jobs Act was unveiled in September, Obama has continued to present ideas for job creation, including his State of the Union address and his economic “to-do list” for Congress. He reminded policymakers about his plans on Friday and again on Saturday.

    “Three and a half years later, we’re waiting”? Romney must know that’s not true.


    The GOP candidate can’t feign ignorance and say his bogus argument in Texas is the result of confusion; Romney has given detailed critiques of the president’s jobs plans. He’s even endorsed some of the ideas in Obama’s proposals.

    Romney doesn’t have to like Obama’s jobs plans, but he shouldn’t get away with brazenly lying about their existence.

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/06/2012
    Dems and labor grapple with Walker victory
    By Greg Sargent

    Scott Walker’s win yesterday is jumpstarting a conversation in Democratic and labor circles about how they should revamp their approach to better cope with the realities of the new ad spending landscape, which were driven home with unusual force yesterday.

    One question being asked today: Should labor and Dems rethink their assumption that much outside money is best spent on ground organizing, rather than going toe-to-toe with the right on the air?

    After all, until the returns came in showing Walker had won, it seemed clear that the ground operation labor and Dems had mounted was stellar. Yet it wasn’t nearly enough to offset the big ad spending advantage enjoyed by the right.

    But as you may recall, big donors are the left are putting together a plan to channel much of their money into grassroots organizing, voter registration, and boosting Democratic turnout.

    On a conference call today, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka also suggested that a major rethink of strategy was not necessary. Trumka did say more money would need to be raised by labor for air wars in upcoming battles, but he said that wouldn’t be the focus.

    “Is our emphasis going to be raising money and doing ads? No,” Trumka said. “Our emphasis will be on educating and mobilizing workers on the union and non-union levels.”

    I asked Trumka if yesterday’s results bode badly for the strategy of outside groups to focus on organizing, which risks ceding the airwaves to the right, which is expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars this year. Trumka demurred. “This is a unique circumstance,” he said. “It’s a recall election. It’s only been done twice in history.”

    One top Democrat I spoke to earlier today, however, argued that the message of yesterday’s loss is that arguments are won on the air, and that organizing — while hugely important, of course — can’t change that basic fact about our politics today.

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/06/2012
    Into the fun house we go
    By Greg Sargent

    Mitt Romney, on the campaign trail, bashes Obama for not having a jobs plan:

    “[W]ith America in crisis, with 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work, he hasn’t put forth a plan to get us working again,” Romney said Tuesday. “Now I know we’re getting close to an election so he’ll come out with one soon, but three and a half years later, we’re waiting.”

    Of course, as Jed Lewison notes, Obama proposed the American Jobs Act, much of which Republicans blocked, and continues to demand that Congress pass various components of it, such as investing in the nation’s infrastruture and sending federal aid to the states to staunch government job loss.

    Jed is right to point out the absurdity of this, but it gets worse. In the very same appearance, Romney went on to slam Obama for blaming Congress for our economic woes:

    “[h]e blames Congress, he goes after Congress, but we remember the president’s own party had a super majority in both houses for his first two years, so you can hardly blame Congress for the faults that he’s put in place himself, and so he’s casting about looking for someone to blame and just hasn’t been able to find anybody — whether it’s the ATM machines or the tsunami or Europe.”

    And what is Obama blaming Congress for, exactly? Why, for not passing … his jobs plan, which Romney says Obama lacks. So Obama is at fault for not having a jobs plan, and is simultaneously at fault for urging Congress to pass his jobs plan, which proves he’s passing the buck.

    And there you have it. This is a candidate who is proceeding from total confidence that swing voters will hold the president alone entirely responsible for the state of the economy, and will not factor in the basics of recent history or the GOP’s role in blocking Obama’s suggested policies to fix it as they make their decision this fall, even though those policies were broadly supported by the public. Romney’s calculation: Voters will not care if Obama had a job plan that was blocked by the opposition; voters only care about results; not being able to get your plan passed despite determined opposition is tantamount to not having a plan or not acting at all; it’s time to elect someone who will be able to get something done.

    And you know what? Romney may be right.

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/07/2012
    The Morning Plum:
    Can Dems use Europe’s woes against GOP?
    By Greg Sargent

    Europe is about to become central to the 2012 campaign. Only this time, it will be Democrats who are using “European” as an epithet against Republicans.

    Bill Clinton got things going the other day by claiming a vote for Mitt Romney and Republicans is a vote for “European economic policy.” Top Democrats now say they will amplify this line of attack:

    “We have a laboratory experiment going on for what the Republicans want to do here, and that’s Europe,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York. “Particularly England, because they had the equivalent of a Democratic government, and Cameron comes in with austerity, and now they’re in a recession.”
    Mr. Obama, Mr. Schumer said, “can point to England as what could happen if the Republicans win.”

    The reason this is interesting — and could prove important — is that it provides an opening for Dems to seriously engage the argument over the real relationship between government spending and the economy. In some key ways, Dems have ceded this argument for too long to the GOP, and have even used formulations and imagery that have reinforced conservative frames about how cutting government can spur growth.

    So if Dems are going to use Europe to broaden the argument against austerity, perhaps they’ll need to make a case for what government can do for the economy in a more concerted and direct way. It’s not an easy argument to make, given the public’s experience of the last few years and the understandable skepticism that has resulted about government’s role in creating jobs. But it’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

  • GreenLadyHere

    SEPIa- – – -IN the — –RACIST MURDERER NEWS WATCH:– – –

    – — –New bond hearing set for George Zimmerman– – –

    – —A new bond hearing is set for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

    The hearing is set for June 29 in a case that raised national questions about race and self-defense laws

    Zimmerman returned to jail Sunday when his $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors claimed he and his wife, Shellie, deceived the court during an April bond hearing. Prosecutors say Zimmerman actually had raised $135,000 in donations from a website he created.

    – – — C HOW THEY LIE!!!? – — -His SLEAZE attorney said that they would WAIT a couple of weeks B4 axin 4 a new hearing!!- – – –

    – – – — EXASPERATING- – –LIARS!!- – –

    Judge — -betta – – -DO DA RIGHT THANG!! – – – —-NO BAIL!! —

    He di-ent give our dear Trayvon a second chance!!!- –SAA-LAP!!

    • Tafr

      Nope no second chance for the dead kid. I want to know why his lying wife is not in jail? Now that I think about it, I bet his entire screwed up family were trying to help this scumbag flee the country. The judge better do what is right and keep him behind bars. Zimmerman had no intentions of standing trial.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — ***fist bump*** — -U KNOW that THIS SCHEMIN’ WAS a – – -FAMILY AFFAIR!!- – – –

        Annnd the JUDGE KNOWS 2. – — He BETTA- – -DO THE RIGHT THANG!!- — – —

        Good 2 C U Tafr. :>)

      • rikyrah

        I still come back to the SECOND PASSPORT. Ain’t no way someone forgets that they have a SECOND PASSPORT.

  • rikyrah

    How Wisconsin Could Reset The Electoral College Map
    By Ronald Brownstein
    June 6, 2012 | 2:25 p.m.

    Scott Walker’s solid victory in Tuesday night’s Wisconsin recall election will likely increase the pressure on President Obama to maximize his progress on what could be called the “Colorado path” to 270 Electoral College votes.

    From a national perspective, Wisconsin’s most important message may be that Democrats continue to face enormous difficulty among blue-collar whites, but don’t yet face fatal defection from the cornerstones of their modern coalition, minorities, young people and white-collar whites, especially women. Walker’s survival adds more evidence that Obama and other Democrats face huge headwinds this November in states where those blue-collar whites dominate the electorate, as they do in Wisconsin. And that will increase the pressure on the president (and his party, in Congressional races) to maximize their gains this fall in states, like Colorado and Virginia, where an upscale-downscale coalition of white-collar whites and minorities can fashion a majority.

    In Walker’s 2010 victory, the Republican ran better among both non-college and college-educated whites than John McCain did against Obama in 2010. But the biggest shift away from the Democrats came among Wisconsin’s blue collar whites. In 2008, Obama carried 52 percent of Wisconsin whites without a college degree, one of his best showings anywhere. But in 2010, Tom Barrett, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee who lost the rematch to Walker last night, drew just 40 percent of them. Walker won a commanding 58 percent of non-college whites, up substantially from McCain’s 47 percent two years earlier.

    Walker’s surge was emblematic of the movement toward the GOP among working-class whites virtually everywhere in 2010: the GOP captured 63 percent of them in House races nationwide, according to the exit polls. On Tuesday, Walker suggested that red wave among blue-collar voters has not receded-and may not yet even have crested. According to exit poll results posted on CNN, Walker expanded his share of Wisconsin’s non-college white vote to 61 percent and pushed down Barrett to 39 percent. Barrett drew a respectable 44 percent of non-college white women (compared to 55 percent for Walker), but faced a full-on stampede from working class white men. A head turning 67 percent of white men without a college degree backed Walker; just 33 percent of them supported Barrett.

    But Barrett had more success in holding other segments of the electorate recently more receptive to Democrats. According to the exit poll, he held a 52 percent majority of voters under 30 (though Walker carried a majority of young whites, his advantage with them was much smaller than his edge with older whites). Analysis by ABC’s Gary Langer showed that Barrett also held 79 percent of all non-white voters (compared to just 20 percent for Walker). And Barrett split college whites almost evenly, winning 49 percent of them to 50 percent for Walker. The Democrat performed credibly among college-educated white men (at 43 percent to Walker’s 56 percent) and maintained a solid advantage among college-educated white women (winning 55 percent to Walker’s 45 percent.)

    With one exception, Barrett’s performance with each of those groups was similar to Obama’s national showing among them in 2008. Obama that year won a cumulative 80 percent of non-white voters (compared to Barrett’s 79), 42 percent of college-educated white men (compared to Barrett’s 43), and 52 percent of college-educated white women (compared to Barrett’s 55). The exception was whites under 30, who gave Obama a 54 percent majority of their 2008 votes, but tilted slightly toward Walker in Wisconsin last night.

    In other words, what I’ve called the “coalition of the ascendant” that elected Obama in 2008 largely held together for Barrett in 2011. If non-college whites, college-educated whites, and minorities all voted the same way they did in Wisconsin Tuesday night, but were present in the proportions they are likely to constitute in the November election, Obama would win nationally by about the same margin he did last time.

  • Miranda

    Did Young Mitt Romney Impersonate A Police Officer? Another Witness Says Yes

    When Mitt Romney was a college freshman, he told fellow residents of his Stanford University dormitory that he sometimes disguised himself as a police officer – a crime in many states, including Michigan and California, where he then lived. And he had the uniform on display as proof.

    So recalls Robin Madden, who had also just arrived as a freshman, the startling incident began when Romney called him and two or three other residents into his room, saying, “Come up, I want to show you something.” When they entered Romney’s room, “and laid out on his bed was a Michigan State Trooper’s uniform.”

    more here

  • rikyrah

    6/5/12 at 10:32 PM
    Scott Walker Survives in Wisconsin

    But with a narrow victory over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker will keep his job, at least for two more years, for two main reasons. First, he outspent his opponent eight to one, a staggering margin that is almost impossible to overcome. Second, large chunks of the swing vote bought into his procedural case against the recount, which is certainly not crazy. Exit polls showed the electorate favoring President Obama over Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin, suggesting the fundamental orientation of the state’s electorate has not changed much since 2008.

    The Obama-Romney exit poll finding is probably the most surprising data point to emerge from the mess in Wisconsin. Obama has maintained strong support among minorities, and fairly strong support among college-educated white voters, but his standing with white voters lacking a college degree has fallen even below its low 2008 levels. If there’s any region where Romney ought to be making inroads, it’s upper Midwest states, where Obama still relies on blue-collar voters. Michigan and, to a lesser degree, Ohio ought to be exceptions, owing to the special circumstances of the auto bailout. Wisconsin and Iowa are ground zero for states likely to fall to Romney. Tonight’s exit polls suggest he’s much farther away than many of us believed.

    But Walker’s win will certainly provide a blueprint for fellow Republicans. When they gain a majority, they can quickly move to not just wrest concessions from public sector unions but completely destroy them, which in turn eliminates one of the strongest sources of political organization for the Democratic Party. And whatever backlash develops, it’s probably not enough to outweigh the political benefit. Walker has pioneered a tactic that will likely become a staple of Republican governance. Fortune favors the bold.

  • rikyrah

    What the Media is Missing: The Pivot to Romney’s MA Record is NOT a “Switch” from his Bain Record
    Monday, June 04, 2012 | Posted by Deaniac83 at 12:09 PM

    This morning, the President’s campaign is out with a new ad, pounding away at Mitt Romney’s dismal jobs record in Massachusetts in economic boom time:

    The $10 million swing-state ad buy, and the Obama campaign’s recent focus on Mitt Romney’s record in Massachusetts is being associated in the beltway media with a switch of sorts from the focus on Romney’s profit-on-the-backs-of-killed-jobs record at Bain, because some prominent Democrats have spoken out against going after private equity. This paragraph from the Washington Post’s report on the ad story is typical of the media response:

    The move comes after even some fellow Democrats balked at the president’s attack on Mr. Romney’s record as an equity investor. The Obama campaign on Monday released an ad called “Heard It Before” that focuses on Mr. Romney’s pledge to use his business experience to create jobs in Massachusetts.Except for a couple of things: First, the President never attacked Mitt Romney because he was a private equity investor. In fact, time and again, the president and his team have made it clear that private equity plays a vital role in our economy, and there is nothing illegal with what they do. The President attacked Mitt Romney’s ridiculous claim that his work in private equity was about job creation rather than profit generation – including, when needed, at the expense of jobs. Romney’s claim of being a job creator due to his private equity experience is so preposterous that even his former Bain colleagues called him on it.

    I would as a rhetorical question here as to why the media insists on following the Mitt Romney talking point frame the President’s campaign is attacking private equity rather than Romney’s claim of what the point of private equity is. But I think we all know the answer to that.

    Secondly, and much more importantly, the President’s campaign is not pulling away from dismantling Mitt Romney’s sorry claim to be a job creator at Bain. The new pivot to Massachusetts record is in fact a planned sequence, so far as I can see. The pivot to Romney’s MA record is simply the evidence Obama campaign is offering to their theory that Mitt Romney’s record with private equity (and vulture capitalism) did not prepare him to be a good governor, and it did not prepare him to be a good president. Let me see if I can’t lay out the sequence to make it easier to understand:

  • rikyrah

    Political AnimalBlog
    June 06, 2012 4:21 PM

    Why Does the GOP Want to Raise Taxes on the Poor?
    By Ryan Cooper

    Citing the widely-repeated meme on the right that 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax (not to be confused with taxes in general), James Kwak has two theories:

    The first is that the modern Republican Party is funded by the very rich… The result is that the parties’ platforms now reflect the wishes of their major funders, not their median voters. This is why Republican presidential candidates spent the primary season competing to offer the most generous tax breaks to the rich—while Paul Ryan’s budget slashes Medicare, a program supported by the Tea Party rank and file. For the rich people who call the shots, it’s simply in their interest to lower taxes on the rich and raise them on the poor. End of story…
    The other, even-more-disturbing explanation, is that Republicans see the rich as worthy members of society (the “producers”) and the poor as a drain on society (the “takers”). In this warped moral universe, it isn’t enough that someone with a gross income of $10 million takes home $8.1 million while someone with a gross income of $20,000 takes home $19,000.* That’s called “punishing success,” so we should really increase taxes on the poor person so we can “reward success” by letting the rich person take home even more. This is why today’s conservatives have gone beyond the typical libertarian and supply-side arguments for lower taxes on the rich, and the campaign to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich has taken on such self-righteous tones.

    The most trafficked post ever on my own site continues to be this Graph of Doom look at the Newt Gingrich’s tax plan back when he was still running. It was stunning then and now how much the Republican primary candidates were tripping over each other to demonstrate how much they would give back to the ultra-rich. (See here for a full comparison of all the candidates.)

    But, as Kwak says, they really seem to be invested in this Randian stuff. It should also be a reminder how badly Republicans are likely to govern. There on the ups now not because of any actual argument, but because of 1) the continuing unemployment crisis and 2) their skill at organizing. Their actual policy ideas would be laughable if they didn’t have an actual chance of becoming law.

    There’s a halfway plausible argument that Romney would prefer to go big on Keynesian stimulus, like Nixon did, but when it comes to domestic policy a determined Congress holds the whip hand. Be warned.

    • gc

      I need to thank them. No, seriously. I volunteer at a soup kitchen (our brochure just came back from the printer. I’m the one who could be Angelina Jolie in the pic, in case you are wondering)

      WELL. our line only backs up out the door. And Hartford is in a See The Wonders of Hartford campaign. But If, we can extract more $ from the poor, more people would have to eat at the soup kitchen, thereby extending the waiting line through the streets of Hartford, and MORE…wait for it…


  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – – –D-E-N-Z-E-L!!!!! — -Woo! Hooo!- —-Another WINNER!!- – –

    – – —Trailer for Denzel Washington Film ‘Flight’ Released (Video)– — —

    – — –*Paramount has released the trailer for the Denzel Washington drama “Flight,” which stars the actor as a moody pilot who makes a miraculous, Captain Sully-style crash landing — and, afterward, must come to grips with overnight celebrity and personal demons.

    Don Cheadle plays Washington’s attorney in the film, directed by Robert Zemeckis and due for release on Nov. 2.- –[YUCK{

    John Goodman, Melissa Leo and “The Hurt Locker’s” Brian Geraghty round out the cast.

    “Flight” marks Zemeckis’ first return to live-action movie since “Cast Away” and “What Lies Beneath,” both released in 2000.

    Washington’s most recent films include “Safe House,” “Unstoppable” and “The Book of Eli.” [Luved “THE BOOK of ELI”] :>)

    Watch the “Flight” trailer below. – — —LOOKING FORWARD- – – -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – -NO KIDDING!! – —

    – – — Dirty Little Red State Secret: ALEC is Behind the GOP’s Voter Purge – – –

    – – —The political philosophy that exalts nation and race above individual freedoms, and stands for a powerful autocratic government with severe social and economic regimentation and suppression of the opposition is fascism. It is, in every sense, the opposite of democracy and most Americans would rail against a fascist coup to take control of the country if they were intelligent enough to identify it before it was too late to act. Although it is not too late to act, if Americans continue ceding power to corporations, the wealthy, and religious institutions, America will be controlled by fascists and representative democracy will be a distant memory within a very short period of time. It should be apparent at this point in time that Republicans are driving America toward a fascist corporatocracy with their persistent entitlements for the wealthy, privatization schemes, and economic subjugation of the poor and middle class, and to fulfill their mission, they are silencing the opposition through voter disenfranchisement with help from recalcitrant Democratic voters.

    The recent voter purge in Florida and Texas are the result of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) fascist voter ID laws, and even though ALEC announced they abandoned their “Public Safety and Elections Task Force,” the damage is done because the ALEC-inspired laws are on the books and being implemented ahead of the November elections. However, even in states without harsh voter suppression laws, Republicans have used subversive tactics to make it difficult if not impossible for all Americans to exercise their right to vote. The recall election in Wisconsin on Tuesday highlighted Republican’s dirty tricks to convince voters that if they signed recall petitions or voted to recall Scott Walker, they were not required to vote again on Tuesday.

    Lookin’ FORWARD 2 MORE corporate DROPS![NOW 18.] – – –

  • rikyrah

    Case closed: the stimulus worked
    By Steve Benen – Thu Jun 7, 2012 10:43 AM EDT.

    Among Republicans, it’s taken as a given that President Obama’s Recovery Act — a.k.a., the “stimulus” — was a failed Keynesian experiment. Among many voters, it’s also widely assumed that the effort to get the economy back on track simply did not work.

    Among those who know what they’re talking about, however, there is no real doubt that the stimulus was a success. Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, reminded Congress of this inconvenient truth yesterday.

    Did the stimulus work? Certainly not according to Republicans, who regularly blast President Obama’s “failed” economic policies on the campaign trail. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has called the $787 billion package of temporary tax cuts and spending hikes “the largest one-time careless expenditure of government money in American history.”

    But on Wednesday, under questioning from skeptical Republicans, the director of the nonpartisan (and widely respected) Congressional Budget Office was emphatic about the value of the 2009 stimulus. And, he said, the vast majority of economists agree.

    In a survey conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 80 percent of economic experts agreed that, because of the stimulus, the U.S. unemployment rate was lower at the end of 2010 than it would have been otherwise.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia -***sigh** — HERE”s the -ACCUSATION -DU JOUR!!- – – — – –geesh!!

    – – – Growing outrage over White House leaks– – –

    – – –Amid mounting anger in Congress over a steady stream of national security leaks, Sen. Lindsey Graham is accusing the Obama administration of releasing classified information to the media to “make the president look good” in an election year, while Sen. John Cornyn on Thursday threw his support behind the call for a special counsel to investigate.

    “I don’t think you have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out what is going on here. You’ve had three leaks of intelligence that paint the president as a strong leader,” the South Carolina Republican told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Wednesday night. “I don’t think it’s an accident that you have three stories within about 45 days that paint the Obama administration as being effective in the war on terror at our national security detriment.”

    – – -SCA-USE U???_ – —

    WAS THIS a LEAK!!??

    – — President Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin Laden – —

    – – – -REALLY HURTS U- — 2 C that “BLAH” MAN in da – – – -WHITE HOUSE!!- – – -HUH??? – – -geesh!!

    ETA:- – –SPIKES the BALL in da END ZONE!! — HAH!

    • MsKitty

      “I don’t think you have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out what is going on here. You’ve had three leaks of intelligence that paint the president as a strong leader,” the South Carolina Republican told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Wednesday night. “I don’t think it’s an accident that you have three stories within about 45 days that paint the Obama administration as being effective in the war on terror at our national security detriment.”

      This is hilarious on so many levels. I do hope they have a hearing.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ MsKitty. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – — -***fist bump** —WHO makes up these FAUX-criteria???-
        — -OH –NEVAMIND — – A JEALOUS PHOOL!!- — –

        Good 2 C U –MsKitty. :>)

      • JojoRaze

        They are not mad about the leaks, they are mad that the leaks make PBO look like a strong commander in chief–making the Repubs’ “Dems are weak on national defense” card moot. It’s killing them that PBO is taking out Al Qaeda. I’m sure the WH did leak the info; however, I’m not gonna have people who didn’t say boo about leaking a CIA operatives name as revenge for said operative’s husband calling shenanigans on a fake-war talk about leaking info.

    • Ebogan63

      Lindsay, y’all need to come outta da closet, and admit it kills you that a black president did what GWB and ‘nem couldn’t: get OBL!

      *dunks the football over the goal posts* 🙂

      • gc

        If he’s a self loathing Gay, he NEEDS someone to feel superior to in his reptilian brain. Ergo, POTUS/AA’s. And it ain’t working out for him.

        • GreenLadyHere

          GOOD MORNTIN” gc. ***BIG HUG** :>)

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

          He’s a -USELESS – – -SLITHERIN’ LIZARD LOSER!!- – — —

          SHUT da FLIP UP!! —geesh!!- —

          Good 2 C U gc. Have a good day. :>)

          • gc

            Hey GLH. I need to thank you for the Kleenex last night 🙂 I’ve been working/volunteering/living and have no patience left for assholes. So, I was on a tear. Then the box of kleenex popped up and it made me laugh so hard it was cathartic. You were also helpful to me indirectly. Because of typical midlife shit, I have been exploring the whole spirituality/God thing. Your uplifting posts inspire me in that direction.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Ohh gc♥: – – –THANK Sooo MUCH. MY PLEASURE.
            B BLESSED. :>)

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ Ebogan63. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – – – -All kindsa – – -***fist bumps*** :>)

        – – – –*dunks the football over the goal posts* 🙂– – —

        – — – -***waves the WHITE FLAG** – — -LOL – – -Good 1! :>)

        Good 2 C U Ebogan63. :>)

  • Rhoda

    So, Romney & the RNC took in 76.8 million with $107 million cash on hand. This is separate from the nearly $300 million outside groups are raising to help him.

  • Rhoda

    Seriously, sorry for so many posts but it’s just amazing to watch the MSM sometimes.

    POLITICO headlines the news of Romney out raising POTUS by saying BOOM, lol. Then goes on to say how this caps a disappointing week for liberals, okay. Disappointing?

    Let’s look at the facts on the ground; WI is going blue this fall, PA is going blue this fall, OH and VA are going blue this fall. POTUS has multiple paths to 270 and Mitt Romney’s own team came out with a powerpoint that can (best case scenario with all their cash) get him to 260. But POTUS had a bad week. Then again, as PEW points out, every week for POTUS is a bad week. And when it’s not, they got to try to create one. (Which was what the blowjob “joke” story was; an attempt to kill the support of women for POTUS which has led to his lock on states Romney needs like VA.)

    I swear, China has nothing on the control Republicans have of the MSM. A great example is TPM which used to be a decent slightly left of center blog; now it’s trying to become POLITICO light.

    • caribbeanobserver

      Sweet Rhoda, please let’s not continue to watch the predictable corrupt media. Yes, corrupt is the only word. Continue to light up their utterances with facts and out their discourse with truth.

    • Miranda

      TPM sold its soul – that is painfully obvious.

      • aleth

        I hate we don’t have archives from WSY days but do recall when the research showed that Huffpost was the test case of how to make money in the social media age. Huffpost was modeled on geocities and backed by investors with an expectation of profit. If the model of yellow journalism works it can work for all other entities including TPM

        Liberals can’t be all the way liberals on TV or blogs because they crave to be contradictory for no reason. TPM is following POLITICO model. It is all about hyperbole, mistatement of facts and yellow journalism to pull the reader in. Whatever means necessary for clicks.

    • gc

      Well, screw you, Politico. I’m a liberal and politically it was a great week for me. Romney continues to be, well, insane, and Wisconsin’s State house turned blue.

      These schmucks, in reference to what CO, said are like the pathetic former HS cheerleaders and jocks whose “glory days” are well behind them. So they drink and fantasize and lie and can no longer connect with reality. DEVOLUTION IN AMERICA. Jimmy Kimmel had the three Kardassian sisters on. I cannot stay up that late. I would like to assume he eviscerated them, but they were too dim too notice.

    • rikyrah

      thank you, Rhoda.

    • rikyrah

      I play with 270 to win all the time, and I can’t find a way for Willard to get to 270

    • Jeremy

      I heard that the RNC and Romney campaign fudged the numbers last time. Also that they count donations that are pledged but not on hand like the Obama campaign and DNC.

      • Miranda

        I read that on twitter….I bet its true. counting monopoly money and chuckie cheese bucks and the media busy running with it. Meanwhile PBO and OFA counting actual dollars in hand.

        • Jeremy

          Yeah I wouldn’t be surprised. Last month the RNC engaged in an accounting trick to make it seem that they raised more money than they actually did. They transferred funds to the joint victory fund right before reporting. Also the fact that they count pledged dollars along with actual cash on hand. The Obama campaign and DNC have done no such thing.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD MORNTIN’ Rhoda. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – -***fist bump*** – — Been VISITIN’ POLITICO-lite [TPM] – LESS annnd LESS recently —4 THIS VERY REASON!!- —

      — – -THANK U 4 brangin’ this. :>)- – -Gotta KNOW — the ENEMY!!- –

      Good 2 C U. Rhoda. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – — FROM the EMERGING- – – -RE-THUG!!- – –

    – – – –Rendell wavers on Obama’s Pennsylvania prospects– —

    – —On the same day that the Franklin & Marshall College Poll reported a 12-point lead for President Obama over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell managed to cast some doubt on the notion that Pennsylvania is drifting away from the class of competitive states.

    The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein described the scene at a Bloomberg View roundtable discussion Wednesday:

    On occasion, however, Rendell’s pronouncements can cause headaches. When Rendell was asked, at that same event, whether the president would win the Keystone State in November, his inability to answer with a definitive yes seems likely to create one of those instances.

    — – -HE needsta – — – – -SIT DA FLIP DOWN annnd SHUT DA FLIP UP!! -geesh!!
    – – -SHE LOST!!- – – – -2 MR. PRESIDENT!! – — -The FIRST BLAH one!!- – —

    • caribbeanobserver

      Morning to You Ms Green. Happy Corpus Christi. A Christian public holiday in our neck of the woods. Ed Rendell, the so-called progressives, firebaggers, the lot, all these ‘has-beens’ need to fade awa in to the distance. Too much T.V time and nothing of substance to add to the present discourse. Just babbling on and whining about any and everything. WE DA MEDIA have to represent with some fresh new dynamic faces. What say you?

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ caribbeanobserver. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – – — – ***fist bump*** – – – -2 ARMS- – – “WE DA PEOPLE!!” – – -LOL!

        – – –Pssst: NOW HERE’s OUR PLAN! –LOL.

        – – –FIRST: – – – – -CONTINUE 2 —CALL! HIM! OUT!!- –
        – – – -NEXT: – – -Look 4 HIS REPLACEMENT!! :>) —

        – – –HAPPY CORPUS CHRISTI DAY [June 7, 2012]- -2 U Annd YOURS.– – – B BLESSED. :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>)

    • Ebogan63

      He just needs to become a Republican. Bullshit artist.

  • Guns3000

    As we gear up for the 2012 Presidential election, it’s interesting to see how the White House works to explain the fact that it’s been MIA for the black community. The last three years have been a relative wasteland when it comes to political and economic progress for African Americans, and even the most ardent Obama supporters are growing tired. They want to defend him at any cost, but he’s made it remarkably difficult.

    Policies and action that have come forth to help the gay community, women, immigrants and other groups have flown over the head of black America, like Jay-Z performing in a city where black people can’t afford to buy tickets. But similar to the Jay-Z concert, some of us love Obama anyway, standing outside the arena hoping to catch a glimpse of our hero as he gets inside his limousine. Our job is to lift the throne and watch it, but we dare not ask the throne to give anything back to us.

    When Cornel West lashes out at Obama, the president’s supporters still get angry at West, mostly out of habit. They go after West with principled ferocity, calling him nasty names and attempting to undermine his relevance as a scholar. By asking the president to do something for black America, Cornel has committed the mortal sin of bothering President Obama while he has more important things to do, like taking care of white people. Some get angry at West because they believe that he is wrong. But with each passing day, Obama supporters are getting angry at Cornel West because deep down, they know he might be right.

    Boyce has really outdid himself this time. SMH

    • Miranda

      This gargoyle has lost his damn mind.

    • GN

      Or in other words, he’s now officially a fiction writer. That piece would be interesting were a word of it even remotely true or tethered to reality.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY GN. – -**BIG HUG*** :>)

        LOL — -LUVIN’ THIS – ->he’s now officially a fiction writer. – – —

        Does this also demonstrate that he is – — -DELUSIONAL?? LOL – — – – –YEP!! IMHO. —

        WHYCOME he WASTES OPT[Other People’s Time] – -with his –JEALOUS DRIVEL???– —

        HE NEEDSTA GET A LIFE!! — -***shakin my head***

        Good 2 C U GN. :>)

        • GN

          lol, exactly. Don’t you love how Boyce casts himself and West in heroic terms like hating is an Olympic sport or something. Crabs in a bucket, and there’s nothing profound, interesting, heroic, or exotic about that at all. Where’s Sepia to do one of her seances for Harriet?

    • Ebogan63

      What is ‘tired’ is this sawed off POS hater basing his assertion on nothing but his own bullshit.

    • rikyrah



      his bitchassness just reeks from every pore

    • Worldwatcher7

      Boyce is betting that spewing Obama-hate will put him on the national media stage; and Newsone is happy because his garbage brings them hits.

      • MsKitty

        I saw that BS on Newsone’s Facebook page, but folks practically got their torches and pitchforks out. Lo and behold, the article is no longer on FB.

        • Ebogan63

          That porky pig asshole needs to really go f hisself. People get on Cornpone, Travesty and him cuz they are lyin’ sacks, not because they have anything substantive to say about PBO.

    • Guns3000

      There is an addition to this post that are not my words. Since when do moderators arbitrarily add and/or omit words on someone’s profile. If you don’t like the post just delete it. That post has my name on it like all of those words are mine. I’ve been posting with the core group of folks here for years and to treat me like some tea bagging troll is at best unacceptable and at worst insulting.

    • itgurl_29

      Bitchass Bitter Boyce, you are disgusting. Instead of spending your days and nights writing garbage about the President of the United States, work on paying your child support, you deadbeat!

  • Miranda

    TELL’EM REV!!!

    In case you missed the memo: Obama has been fighting for black America
    by Rev. Al Sharpton | June 7, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    It’s easy to sit back and criticize. Pretty much anyone, anywhere with access to a computer can spew his/her thoughts on the day’s issues, or worse yet, create hysteria where none exists. When it comes to this president, we’ve watched an unfair number of attacks launched against him from the moment he decided to run for office and throughout his time at the helm. But while vitriol from the right is expected, it’s the petty denigration from supposed progressives and those seeking to make a name for themselves that is the most troubling and disappointing. The latest installment: a piece titled ‘Still Waiting For Our First Black President‘. I can’t think of anything more insulting.

    more here

    • rikyrah

      GO ON, REV. AL

    • Ebogan63

      The good Rev. needs to cuss out that jackass Watkins below.

    • dannie22

      Rev Al is so tired of you negroes LOL!!!

  • MonieTalks

    What thing I have learned about Democrats, liberals, and the supposed left of every walk of life (but mostly of non-POC) is that they have the easiest “fires” to extinguish, especially in the Obama presidency. Over at NPR, I found a couple of quotes:

    “You can’t assume just because a person is a union member, they are also a Democrat,” said Kristin Hansen, a volunteer here for Organizing for America, Obama’s re-election organization. “I’m shocked because I thought the unions were talking to their people.”

    Though Walker pulled 37 percent of that same union household vote in 2010, Hansen and others say they believed that his rollback of public union collective bargaining rights would have diminished his support. They even told of hearing stories of just that scenario. “We were taking anecdotal stuff and assuming it was representative,” said Mary O’Herron, a retired rural letter carrier. “A lot of people are union on paper only.”

    and this especially:

    In the waning days of the campaign, Walker ran compelling ads of testimonials from Democrats who didn’t vote for him in 2010 but who opposed the recall on principle…..It was a sentiment that Democrats didn’t tap into, or combat. “I don’t think we did anything about it,” said Bruce MacIntyre, a retired professor. “We knew it was out there, but we didn’t have any talking points” from the Democratic Party or the Obama campaign. Said Hansen: “We assumed that anyone who would support Obama would support the recall, so we weren’t making persuasion calls; we were making get-out-the-vote calls.”

    Ummm…isn’t this the same Wisconsin where people,by the THOUSANDS, peacefully protested in the state capitol, showing a brilliant grassroots display of democracy. They did not need a green light from the DNC, talking points from PBO then. People were impassioned, knew how to organize and the message was being spread.

    So how come in this recall effort, they are helpless..need their hands held, nose wiped, and diapers changed?

    • aleth

      The fact of the matter is non-POC progressives, liberals or whatever they call themselves do not want to face the fact of how deep the bigotry runs. It is so deep that economic interest are secondary.

      Excuses is the modus operandi for this group. However, the excuses do not exist for POC.

      Until they make a decision to focus of the voting habits and bigotry in their mist nothing changes. It is the same in the 60s [Lomack made the same observation] and it is the same today.

      • Miranda

        do not want to face the fact of how deep the bigotry runs. It is so deep that economic interest are secondary.

        THANK YOU! Look at the “cotton” states. Stay in the bottom rung of every imaginable category for success – yet will still vote against their interests in order to foster some belief that it makes them better than niggers and spics.

    • Jeremy

      Because the failed to make their case for why he should be recalled. Like I’ve said a thousand times it is very hard to beat an incumbent especially with a recall because to many voters it feels like the other side has sour grapes and it feels like an impeachment vote. That’s why you can’t just get out the vote you have to make the case for why your candidate is better and will be great for the job, not just and I hate Walker message.

      Just like a solely I hate Reagan, I hate Clinton, I hate Bush, didn’t work. And I hate Obama message won’t work. You need to show vision and leadership in order to attract voters.

  • Miranda

    Kennymack noted on twitter that Tara Walls probably going thru her rolodex calling up all the salty kneegrows and that’s why we getting all these trifling columns of late.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – – -FOUND a POSITIVE article: – – – – NEW AD! – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – –New Obama Campaign Ad Calls On Congress To Enact Jobs Plan– – –

    – – – –A new ad from the Obama campaign Thursday calls on Congress to enact President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the very wealthy in order to fund jobs for cops and teachers.

    “The president’s jobs plan would put teachers, firefighters, police officers and construction workers back to work right now,” the narrator says. “And it’s paid for by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more.” The narrator then blames Congress for not passing Obama’s proposals and asks people to “tell Congress we can’t wait.”

    The ad comes less than a week after May’s weak jobs report. The ad,“Jobs,” is airing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. It will begin airing on national cable next week. The ad buy is “significant,” according to the Washington Post.


    – — -SPEAKIN’ of JOBS: – — –CONGRESS- – — DO! – -YOUR!- – –JOB!!– – –

    – – – – – – – — GR8 JOB – – — MR. PRESIDENT! :>) – – – – —

  • Miranda

    Dear bitchass boyce


    Real black folks

    • They betta recognize!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – Iff I may: – — -I just replied 2 gc ’cause her post caused me 2 REFLECT on the “sociopath-like” BEHAVIORS of teh WILLARD:

    gc – – -THANK U. – -I’ve thought – –dyslexia –4 the SPELLING-less.

    Annnd THIS makes sense 4 his BEHAVIOR.

    Annnd it may –IN PART – –EXPLAIN his EXTREME- – – -OUT-OF-TOUCH-NESS!! — –

    -Annnd his lack of EMPATHY 4 the PEOPLE that he made – —JOBLESS – – via
    BAIN!!. – – —


    Annnd – – – “I LIKE FIRING PEOPLE”. – –

    Annnd — -“I ‘ON’T CARE ABOUT the POOR.”-

    Annnd – — “I STAND BY WHATEVA I SAID!” –

    Annnd — – His “FLIP-FLOP-ness” [NO CONSISTENCY in THOUGHT]- —

    U just OPENED a “STREAM of CAUSATIONS”!!- – – — THANK U. :>)

    ETA: – –Annnd THIS:- — The Real Romney, a biography published by Boston Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman this year, another former friend recalled how Romney had “put a siren on top of his car and chased two of his friends who were driving around with their dates.” The two friends were in on the scheme, but the girls were not. There was beer in the car trunk, according to a prearranged plan. Mitt told his two counterparts to get out of their vehicle and into his car. Then they drove off, leaving the girls behind.

    Annnd— ALL his TASTELESS “JOKES” – – which NOBODY GETS – – -BUT they accommodate him with FAUX-laughter.

    — – – -HE IS WHO HE IS!! – – -Annnd he has NOT CHANGED from his EARLY CHILDHOOD – — –through COLLEGE., etc..- – – – – –

    IMMA watch his NEXT ANTIC. – -This feels like a – – – -“WE DA PEOPLE” – — SHARIN’ MOMENT[CO]. – – -LOL.

    • gc

      Thx. Also pathological lying is consistent with sociopathy. He’ll start WW3

      • GreenLadyHere

        gc – – – – -Thank U.! – -How MANY TIMES have we called him a LIAR!!? – – — -MORE than USUAL. – — -Annnd he NEVA CHANGES EVEN WHEN THEY R POINTED OUT 2 him.

        He gets FACT-CHECKED annnnd continues with the LIE- — -LAFFIN’ – — BIZARRE!!- – — –

        Again – – Thank U. gc. :>)

        • gc

          Look up “anti-social personality disorder” See if it doesn’t fit him. I apologize but I don’t know how to do linkage on an IPAD. They/we tried to label Bush with that, but it didn’t quite fit.

          Now for CT(conspiracy theory) I believe this is why his party was loathe to make him the nominee. They were scared they could not contain him forever. He takes too much pleasure in causing pain.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!