October 21, 2017

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: We Done It Again

Four years ago, Barack Obama made history when he became the first black president of the United States, and Young Jeezy captured the moment for hip-hop with his anthem “My President.” Fast-forward four years, the president has been re-elected for a second term, and Jeezy is prepared once again with his new single and video “We Done It Again” in support of Obama’s victory.

  • Miranda

    So Joy-Ann Reid was just on msnbc having to school Dan Rather on the fact that indeed PBO DOES have a mandate from WE THE PEOPLE? 100+ electoral votes and nearly 4 mil votes and yet some in the msm parroting GOP talking points like the darn dummies they are.

    • Alma98

      Dan want’s to get back in that circle. I guess he likes being under the bus.

    • rikyrah

      glad she gave him a cup of S-T-F-U

    • rikyrah

      would love a link to the video.

  • Live Stream of PBO’s Press Conference is up!

  • rikyrah

    New Morehouse college president has White House ties

    by Melissa Noel | November 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    One of the nation’s top historically black colleges has a new president.

    John Silvanus Wilson will be the 11th president of Morehouse College. Wilson is the former executive director of President Obama’s White House Initiative on HBCUs.


    Wilson’s role will include maintaining the college’s reputation and making advances in fundraising and retention. A 1979 graduate of the college, Wilson returns to his alma mater with more than 25 years of experience in higher education and a successful institutional fund-raising record.

    The press release also outlined Wilson’s extensive expertise in advancing the interests of black colleges through research at George Washington University, his service at Spelman College and his role as director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

    “John has been a trusted voice, helping my administration follow through on our commitment to strengthen historically black colleges and universities,” said President Barack Obama. “I wish John the best as he takes on this important new role as the president of Morehouse College and as he continues to inspire more of our nation’s youth to pursue higher education.”


  • rikyrah

    Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 11/14/2012

    For his opening proposal, Obama offers his budget

    By Jamelle Bouie

    Last year, when President Obama was negotiating with House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling, he offered a deal that would raise $800 billion in revenue over the next 10 years, while also making cuts to Medicare and Social Security in the form of stingier benefits and a higher retirement age. From the perspective of liberals — and Obama’s own agenda — this was a terrible idea. A figure of $800 billion isn’t nearly enough to fund future obligations, and the proposed (regressive) cuts to entitlement programs would unfairly burden middle- and lower-income seniors who rely on income from Social Security and health benefits from Medicare.

    Now, of course, he’s in a much better position: With a solid reelection win and expanded Democratic majorities in the Senate, he has real leverage. And as such, he’s offering a deal that’s much better for liberals, and much less favorable to Republicans. Instead of $800 billion in revenue, he’s calling for $1.6 trillion, drawn in large part from increased taxes on the wealthy. But this isn’t a new plan — it’s what’s outlined in his 2013 budget, and — by and large — it’s what he campaigned on.

    Where would the revenue come from? The Tax Policy Center provides an analysis: $849 billion would be raised from letting the Bush tax cuts on high earners expire. $584 billion would come from limiting itemized deductions, closing a variety of loopholes and ending tax breaks for oil and gas companies. $148 billion would come from limits placed on corporate tax shifting (to lower tax countries), and $143 billion would be raised by restoring the estate tax to its 2009 levels. The remaining revenue would come from the “Buffet rule” — a new tax on millionaires — and some of this would be offset with tax reductions.


    • Ebogan63

      cuts to entitlement programs would unfairly burden middle- and lower-income seniors who rely on income from Social Security and health benefits from Medicare

      Wish folks would not keep repeating this bullshit about ‘cuts’ because there were no cuts in the grand bargin, Carney and PBO have stated this repeatedly.

      • Aquagranny911

        I am thinking that when PBO uses the phrase “cuts to entitlement” he may be thinking the oil/gas industry & military contractors who have been sucking the gov sugar tit for way too long.

        Entitlement is as entitlement does and that concept may be different in the thoughts of our Prez than it is to goatfiggers.

        Just my two pesos….

  • rikyrah

    Rubio’s Iowa trip and pre-positioning for 2016

    By Steve Benen

    Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:58 AM EST

    Even thinking about the 2016 presidential election right now seems a bit like putting out Christmas decorations on the 4th of July — it’ll make sense eventually, but it seems kind of silly in the meantime.

    And yet, ridiculous or not, the race is on. Indeed, 2016 efforts didn’t start minutes after President Obama won re-election; it actually started months before, most notably during the national conventions, when potential candidates seemed inordinately interested in chatting with delegates from Iowa and New Hampshire.

    The difference is, now it’s become more explicit. A friend jokingly asked me over the weekend whether likely candidates have already scheduled trips to Iowa, but the answer isn’t a joke — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will be in the Hawkeye State this weekend, headlining a birthday fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R).

    All of this seems wildly excessive — maybe the political world can consider at least some governing before investing energy in who’ll be president in 2017? — but Benjy Sarlin makes a compelling case that this is actually a highly relevant stage in the process.


  • rikyrah

    Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012

    Reluctant Democrats should step up on filibuster reform

    By Jonathan Bernstein

    Yes, I’m blogging a lot about filibusters — because it’s really the biggest open question in determining how the federal government will operate for the next two years, and because the decision will probably come soon. Don’t believe me? See Steve Benen’s updated chart on the explosion of filibusters since Democrats took the majority in the Senate.

    The latest news is that the advocates of reform are still pushing hard, and still counting votes.

    Democratic holdouts are correct to be concerned about the effects of radical reform. Not only will Democrats wind up in the minority at some point in the future and want those protections, but without careful design reform could easily turn the Senate into a second House of Representatives. It’s very understandable that individual senators want to protect their own rights and don’t want to transfer their influence to their party leadership.

    But that’s why reluctant Democrats should sign on — and develop their own reform package. Do reluctant Democrats, for example, really believe that a 60-vote Senate is needed to prevent majority tyranny and to preserve the importance of individual senators? They shouldn’t; the Senate successfully avoided majority-party tyranny for two centuries before the true 60-vote Senate showed up recently.


  • Miranda

    David Axelrod‏@davidaxelrod
    POTUS strongly & appropriately smacks down McCain and Graham for their shameless, dishonest attacks on Susan Rice, a great public servant.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – —LOL — -Looks like –McAcient” —REMEMBERS —his

      –,“SHELLACKIN’ “– – from – – –THAT ONE!! – –BWAHAHA – – –

      – –LOSER!! LOL – —

  • rikyrah

    The President defends Susan Rice.


  • Miranda

    Danielle Blake‏@DCPlod
    I feel this doesn’t get rubbed in his face enough: @BarackObama 365, @SenJohnMcCain 173. Did I mention you lost, Senator?

  • Miranda

    When Buzzfeed is more than happy to step on your neck you probably need to STFU

    McCain And Graham Defended Condoleezza Rice Over Iraq WMD Testimony

    Now targeting Susan Rice for comments on Benghazi attack.
    WASHINGTON, DC — Before Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham went after Susan Rice for claiming that the attack in Benghazi was the result of an anti-Islamic video, the pair defended then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from charges that she was a “liar” over her testimony claiming there were WMDs in Iraq.

    more here

    • This confirmation hearing is gonna be EPIC!

  • Miranda

    Bill Burton‏@billburton716
    McCain’s illogical & vicious attacks on Susan Rice seem politically idiotic coming off a GOP whoopin’ from women voters across the country.

  • Macy’s CEO Defends Trump Partnership
    Chris Geidner BuzzFeed Staff

    The CEO of Macy’s defended his company’s partnership with Donald Trump Wednesday in an email to the man leading the petition drive to stop it.

    “Macy’s marketing and merchandising offerings are not representative of any political position,” Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren told Angelo Carusone, who has gathered more than 570,000 signatures in a petition drive to convince the company to part ways with the controversial television personality, who called for a “revolution” after Barack Obama’s re-election and suggested that the Obama is not actually eligible to be president.

    “Donald Trump engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior,” Carusone’s petition on SignOn.org declares, calling Trump out for his birther-backing, alleged sexism and more.

    MORE: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/macys-ceo-defends-trump-partnership


    I’m not surprised Lundgren is defending Trump. He’s a Republican who has donated to Bush II, Romney first campaign and the RNC: http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php/?type=name_address&lat=40.7504730000&oldest=1&lng=-73.9893480000&lname=Lundgren&fname=Terry

    And read the letter he and other retailers wrote PBO before the last SOTU address: http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=1287

    • Town

      I betcha if Puffy, Mariah or JLo got up on stage and said “MITT ROMNEY IS A LOW DOWN DIRTY MORMON” he’d have no problem giving their merchandise the boot.

    • Worldwatcher7

      This guy is confirming that he doesn’t want not a piece of my hard-earned money.

  • JojoRaze

    When I heard that the WH confirmed that Dr. Rice was their pick, I knew the WH wanted this battle and this image of a bunch white men unfairly berating a black woman on TV. This confirmation hearing is going to be black women’s Sonia Sotomayor moment. People are going to see first hand just how despicable these GOP Senators are. PBO don’t care and I’m sure he wants some getback for the way the GOP always seems to go after the people of color in his administration–Dr. Chu, Hilda Solis, Lisa Jackson at the EPA, Eric Holder and Susan Rice.

    Susan Rice is at the UN. What the heck does she have to do with Benghazi when consulates are the purview of the State Department? Hillary already took responsibility and so did PBO. Why stress Susan Rice?

    • GN

      You were prescient, Jojo. This is going to be epic [ditto Sepia].

    • And all them mofos who threw a hissy fit because PBO nominated Kagan instead of a Black women best be on the front lines ready to fight for Ambassador Rice, because how they treat her will be a test run for how they will treat the Black woman PBO nominates for SCOTUS.

      • trose1

        U know they will be silent.

      • TyrenM

        There I go again not reading before posting. Carry on.

    • Aquagranny911

      I am so sick of this BS! Let the goatfiggers bring it! I still have my “Wise Latina” T-shirt & coffee mugs.

      I will stand for Susan Rice & proudly wear ‘her T-shirt’ too. She would make a great SoS.

    • TyrenM

      Thank this is gonna be a shitty confirmation hearing (I saw Anita Hill mentioned earlier) – wait until the next Supreme Court Justice hearing comes up.

  • This racist mofo right chere…

    Romney Says Obama Only Won Because He Gave ‘Big Gifts’ To Blacks And Latinos
    By Igor Volsky on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Mitt Romney is attributing his loss in the 2012 election to the “gifts” President Obama gave to minority voters, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. Speaking to donors on Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor praised his own campaign, but speculated that Obama won because he was “very generous” to his base:

    Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss toPresident Obama was a disappointing result that neither he or his top aides had expected, but said he believed his team ran a “superb” campaign with “no drama,” and attributed his rival’s victory to “the gifts” the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term.

    Obama, Romney argued, had been “very generous” to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the administration’s plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and the extension of health coverage for students on their parents’ insurance plans well into their 20s. Free contraception coverage under Obama’s healthcare plan, he added, gave an extra incentive to college-aged women to back the president. […]

    MORE: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/14/1193471/romney-says-obama-only-won-because-he-gave-big-gifts-to-blacks-and-latinos/

    • Alma98

      Talk all the racist shit you want Mitt, you’ll never be president of these united states. hahahahahahahahaha!

      • trose1

        Isn’t that the truth! YES

    • GN

      lol Axelrod just had the perfect response on twitter to this sore loser:

      Still looking at America through that 47% prism, Mitt tells donors the takers did him in. http://lat.ms/TIkWXZ

      • Kennymack1971

        Ax been throwing shade all day. First Lil Luke and now Willard… loving it!

        • GN

          Even before the election, he really has been off the chain lol. I love following his tweets.

    • TresL

      What an asshole. This is the person that these media hacks think PBO should invite to the Whitehouse and into his administration. He’s a graceless, despicable, sociopath who is completely oblivious to the world around him especially his own “superb” campaign. I hate him and I don’t want to hear another word from him.

    • Aquagranny911

      Caramba! I wish to complain that I have yet to receive my “free gifts” & I voted most enthusiastically for President Obama.

      The Robme is still grifting for the $$$. I will translate:

      Robme: “Please you estupido ricos, give me more. It isn’t my fault that the black guy knows how to bribe voters better than we can pay to steal elections. We just need to spend more money to make sure elections for us stay bought in future. It’s not my fault you didn’t give me enough money.”

    • Kennymack1971

      Even after you got your ass beat at the ballot box… Willard you STAY f’n up. Hate on hater.

    • rikyrah

      he’s so entitled.

      hee hee hee

      he got his ass beat by the Black man.


  • GN

    This latest from Mitt Romney is like the end of a horror movie where the hand bursts through the grave. GAFFES FROM BEYOND THE CAMPAIGN.

    Mr. Romney: Bye, Boo. Signed, the blahs.

    • Miranda

      I just saw this shiggedy on Rev Al!!! Is Mitt really going out like this??? ROFLMAO

    • LOL!

    • Kennymack1971


  • The FBI agent in the Petraeus drama is revealed!

    Veteran F.B.I. Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry

    DOVER, Fla. — The F.B.I. agent who helped start the investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director is a “hard-charging” veteran counterterrorism investigator who used his command of French in investigating the foiled “millennium” terrorist plot in 1999, colleagues said on Wednesday.

    The agent, Frederick W. Humphries II, 47, took the initial complaint from Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., hostess who was socially active in military circles there, about e-mails she found disturbing that accused her of inappropriately flirtatious behavior toward Mr. Petraeus. The subsequent cyberstalking investigation uncovered an extramarital affair between Mr. Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, his biographer, who agents determined had sent the anonymous e-mails. It also ensnared Gen. John R. Allen, who now commands troops in Afghanistan, after the investigation discovered that he had sent “inappropriate communication” to Ms. Kelley.

    Mr. Berger took issue with news media reports that have said his client sent shirtless pictures of himself to Ms. Kelley.

    “That picture was sent years before Ms. Kelley contacted him about this, and it was sent as part of a larger context of what I would call social relations in which the families would exchange numerous photos of each other,” Mr. Berger said.

    The photo was sent as a “joke” and was of Mr. Humphries “posing with a couple of dummies.” Mr. Berger said the picture was not sexual in nature.

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/us/frederick-humphries-fbi-agent-in-petraeus-case.html?smid=tw-share&pagewanted=print

    • Miranda

      It took them 5 days to come up with that? Seriously, that was the best they could do? tsk tsk tsk…..Oh well, Judy Smith can’t work for everybody, Jill Kelley already secured her services so she’ll have the best and most plausible excuses lined up.

  • So, Jake Tapper did all that whining about PBO not having a press conference, and the mofo didn’t show up because he was in NYC promoting his book on Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee and other media outlets.

    • goldenstar


      He also whined about no press allowed @ Prudential Bldg. He’s a chronic whiner…

      • GN

        On the eve of the first debate, Jake Tapper was instrumental in a story promoted by the far right which claimed that President Obama’s accent during a speech denoted blackety black black code speak. I have never looked at him the same since, especially when people pointed out that several far right media personalities point to him as the only “trustworthy” voice in the beltway media. Permanent side eye for Jake Tapper.

  • Miranda

    So Mitt blaming y’all darkies getting ya Obamaphones and free cadillacs for him losing huh? *snicker* and all these fast azz gals running round having all the wild evil sex on free birth control pills that you can now get in the free dispensers right by the coke vending machines outside every grocery store! Good Times! Good Times!

    • GN

      lol, he is MAD. He is very angry. Funny how this “free stuff” feels to me like joining millions of people to donate to Pres O’s wonderful reelection effort…guess I’m not as virtuous as someone who busted up companies and left taxpayers on the hook for pension obligations…

      • Miranda

        He bout to go out just like bitter azz McCain! I can’t wait to watch his complete and inevitable miserable downfall. Watch how the bitter lines start to eat away at his face. No amount of botox will be able to fix it! Everybody that hates on PBO starts to look like a freaky gargoyle and he will be no exception! Watch and see, he will start to be on the Sunday talk shows (cuz that’s how they do) and his skin will be pulled back tighter than Ricky Martin’s pants but it won’t matter. His hate will overtake him.

        • GN

          Indeed! Mittens is about to join McCain in the Bitter “THAT ONE!!!11!” club. And he’s even more bitter, because he thinks President Obama bribed the blahs, the illegals, the sluts, the gays, and the kids. Oh he’s mad. A few months back someone here said far right wingnut bitterness tastes like cotton candy and damn if yall were not 100% correct! Just delicious. A delicacy.

        • Town

          Cuz Palin sho’ nuff’ look turrible now.

    • Alma98


  • GN

    Okay, so people are now just showing out on twitter. Luke Russert, John McCain, and Mittens are all getting dragged tonight:

    #TDSBreakingNews Luke Russert asks @NancyPelosi if she’s too old to lead, immediately learns he’s not too old to spank.

    “Not very bright” Susan Rice was Phi Beta Kappa at Stanford. McCain ranked 894/899 at Annapolis.

    John McCain’s smackdown by President Obama today brought back painful memories for the fella pic.twitter.com/lOZwYzNa

    Mitt’s latest remarks are like if Scrooge made it all the way through a Christmas Carol and at the end said “F$%^ Tiny Tim!”

    • Miranda

      LMAO, these next 4 years are gonna be a WHOLE LOTTA FUN!!Luke didn’t even have the good sense after Pelosi smacked him down, to just retreat and say “ya know what, that was wrong, my bad”…oh nooooooo, this snot nosed brat doubled down and tried to justify himself and then the twitterati had to kick his azz some more. He just refused to learn.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    – –***tears** and ***smiles** at the SONG. :>)

    – — – –YES! – –WE! – -DID! – – -Woo! Hoo! –:>) —

    – — –OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT has INSPIRED sooo MANY SONGS. – – -Oooooweeee!

    – — –Stevie Wonder – Keep Moving Forward –> – -:>)

    IMMA look 4 MORE. :>)

    THANK U 4 this bit of – –INSPIRATION. :>)

    • TyrenM

      This is tight. Sorta combo of Cha-Cha and Kirk Franklin “Stomp.” It should be up here in a couple weeks. We get everything from Chicago a few weeks later. Now I can practice. Thanks. Edit. This was for “Obama Hustle.”

  • GN

    From Obama to McCain and Graham: Don’t F*ck With Me at thepeoplesview:

    “If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador? Who had nothing to do with Benghazi? To besmirch her reputation? It’s outrageous.”

    He further added that if the senators are going after Rice “because they think she’s an easy target,” “[t]hen they’ve got a problem with me.”


    I don’t know how and why people choose to play with this man. Not advisable…

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -YEAH! —I HAVE a -MANDATE!! —

    — –Obama Presidential News Conference – Mandate – White House November 14, 2012 – – –HAH!!

    Annnd da PEOPLE – – -HATH – –SPOKEN!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -Annnnnnnd – —OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT/FIRST LADY♥ – — have INSPIRED –DANCES – — Woo! Hoo! – – —

    – ☻- –DANCE “Yes We Can Can” OBAMA 2012

    – — ☻ – –“Obama Hustle” and the “Barack & Michelle Obama Rock” – –

    – —Check out the “Obama Hustle” from Detroit created by Crystal Smith and also the “Barack & Michelle Obama Rock” created by Linda Halloway in Miami, Fl

    – –☻–Chicago Obama Slide – –

    – — Chicago Obama Slide….created by Dr. Loretta Martin….taught at Mr G’s on 87th and Ashland Mondays 6-7:30pm

    — -***hand in da air —feet groovin 2 da – – -FORWARD movin’ – –>****

    • TyrenM

      This is tight. Sorta combo of Cha-Cha and Kirk Franklin “Stomp.” It should be up here in a couple weeks. We get everything from Chicago a few weeks later. Now I can practice. Thanks. Edit. This was for “Obama Hustle.”

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – —TyrenM. – – – – -U jus’ – – -REPRESENT da POU FAM – – -on da floor! –LOL- – –

        – -I love ’em all since I “line dance” – –:>) —

        We B havin’ — -“BIG TIME FUN”. :>)- – – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — -BWAHAHA – – –OUR Guurrrrrrllll–SISTANina Turner — -LOL

    – – –Has a T-shirt: – – –GOP = Get –Out of our – –Panties!! — –


    Annnd she HINTED —that she MAY — run 4 husted’s — -SOS position. :>) – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – —DANG! – — Ms. Star! – – – -***STR8 — hands out BAND AIDS –2 da audience**** –LOL — **snatch dat weave!!*** – -LOL

    — — Star Jones: ‘If you have a vagina, brown skin and a brain, I don’t see how you endorsed Romney’ – –

    – – – –The always outspoken and opinionated Star Jones stopped by The Wendy Williams Show this morning to discuss the recent presidential election, Donald Trump’s comments about Obama, and more.

    During the interview Williams asked the former co-host what she felt about Clueless star Stacey Dash’s controversial endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    THIS – ->“I encourage African-Americans, brown people to be involved in politics, because you know I encourage you to be a part of both national parties,” Jones said. “But if you have a vagina, brown skin, and a brain, I don’t see how you could have endorsed Romney.”

    SHE – -“CLUELESS” – – –>______- – -LOL — –

  • GN

    I just caught a few minutes of Rachel Maddow and reaffirmed why Rev Al is one of the few watchable people on that channel (I so wish he was on in the mornings!). He has a humility to him, a genuine interest in moving something forward bigger than himself, that is completely missing in Joe Scarborough, Chuck Todd, and Rachel Maddow. If Rev Al had a three hour show in the mornings, I’d be glued to the tv.

  • crazycanuck

    Why isn’t anyone talking about the bombing of Gaza by Israel? Bibi really needs to be controlled.

    • Ebogan63

      CC, as my father would say, foreign policy in the US hasn’t changed since Harry Truman, with minor alterations. Given the Israeli lobby, anyone who goes against Israel will have ended their politcal careers. The landscape is littered with Senators and Congresspeople who have dared to speak out, only to lose elections. Not saying that I like it, cuz I don’t like the 51st state getting this sort of treatment, but that is the way it is. And I have been following this situation since the Six Day War.

      • dannie22


      • Aquagranny911

        Sing it! This position has cost us a lot over these many years & I would never say that we should abandon Israel but it may be time that they stopped having such a large say in our internal affairs. I think BiBi & Adelson may have discovered that in this election. just saying….

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –BWAHAHA – –HE –DI-ENT DO – -WHA’???? – – – –

    – – –EXCLUSIVE: Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS Never Filed Legally Required Registration – –

    — – –When Karl Rove’s Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) formed in 2010, it established its official address in Warrenton, VA, and registered with the Internal Revenue Service a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) “social welfare organization.” It apparently did not, however, register as a charitable organization with the Commonwealth of Virginia, as appears was legally required.

    According to state code, non-profit groups that intend to solicit contributions must first register with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Groups must pay an annual fee ($325 for groups raising over $1 million annually), provide basic information about their operations, and must sign statements affirming that no funds “have been or will knowingly be used, directly or indirectly, to benefit or provide support, in cash or in kind, to terrorists, terrorist organizations, terrorist activities, or the family members of any terrorist.”

    – — SNIP- – – –
    While the group’s federal tax filings and registration with the District of Columbia indicate that it is a Virginia corporation — and Crossroads GPS did apparently register with the state’s corporation commission — the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs confirmed to ThinkProgress that no entity named Crossroads GPS or Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies has ever registered to solicit contributions in Virginia.

    THERE IS MORE – – –

    – -Sooooo – -DEY – – –ILLEGITIMATE!!???- – -HAH! — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — -2 DAY. – — -MR. PRESIDENT was – – – -FIRED UP!!! – – –LOL – –

    – —Obama Rejects Boehner’s Fake Tax Compromise – –

    – – – – –During his first press conference since he was re-elected, President Obama today criticized the tax approach that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and many other Congressional Republicans have proposed. Boehner and the rest of the GOP have recently suggested cutting tax rates, but raising more federal revenue via a combination of closing loopholes and counting on the economic growth that tax cuts will supposedly cause.

    Obama derided “dynamic scoring” — the revenue increases that conservatives claim will occur after tax cuts — saying he would oppose any efforts to only “sorta-kinda raise revenue”: – –

    THIS – –> What I will not do is to have a process that is vague, that says we’re going to sorta-kinda raise revenue through dynamic scoring or closing loopholes that have not been identified. And the reason I won’t do that is I don’t want to find ourselves in a position six months from now or a year from now, where low-and-behold, the only way to close the deficit is to sock it to middle-class families. – – – — HAH!

    Watch it: – –

    —- —TELL HIM — –MR. PRESIDENT! -:>) – –LOL

  • rikyrah

    A Final Letter To Mitt Romney
    by one Sarah Zacharias

    Dear Mitt and Paul,

    I wanted to clear something up for you.

    I have seen the debate about what went wrong, and why you lost this election. As a voter I want you to know that my voting against you had nothing to do with the fact that you are both rotten people.

    It was not because of your crazy religions.

    It had nothing to do with Eastwood’s empty chair, or the hurricane, or the liberal media telling me bad things about Bain.

    I did not vote against you because I am a minority.
    I did not vote against you because I live in an urban area.
    I did not vote against you because of the cheese wiz in your veins or the elevators for your cars.
    I did not vote against you because you are bullies and bigots.
    I did not vote against you because you are rich hypocrites.

    It was not because of Chris Christie, or Colin Powell, or Bill Clinton, or Anne Coulter, or Chris Mathews or Rachel Maddow or Meygn Kelly or Jon Stewart or Brian Williams, or anybody on tv.
    I didn’t vote against you for any of those reasons because, I didn’t vote against anybody.

    I voted for someone.
    I voted for a man who brought my childhood friends home from war that they could kiss their wives and tuck their kids in at night.
    I voted for a guy who loves New Jersey more than he dislikes Chris Christie.
    I voted for the guy who looked in the mirrors of his daughter’s eyes, questioned himself, and changed his mind about marriage equality.
    I voted for the guy who called Sandra Fluke and told her that her parents should be proud.
    I voted for the guy who honors the women in his life by ensuring them trust to make their own reproductive and health choices and opportunity to work through glass ceilings with equal pay.
    I voted for the guy who signed the stimulus that paid for the hearing aids that allowed me to hear my children clearly.
    I voted for the guy who gave my sister the ability to buy health insurance in spite of pre existing conditions.
    I voted for the guy who picked Joe Biden for a VP. Joe’s love for his country, his willingness to give of himself, his smarts and experience are top notch.
    I voted for the guy who was smart enough to put a ring on Michelle Obama’s finger.

    Most importantly, I voted for the guy who will continue to place America and what is right for her first.

    I trust him.

    When he hears a lone voice in a crowd of plenty shout, “I love you!” He shouts, “I love you back!”

    See Mitt, Paul, it’s not you… It’s him.

    I did not vote against you.

    I voted for Barack Obama.
    I voted for Joe Biden.
    I voted for Michelle and Sasha and Malia.
    I voted in favor of my self and my spouse and our sons and our future.
    I voted in favor of the best tomorrow for America available.

    You can blame polls, and weather events, and skewed electoral votes and biased media and urban minorities who supposedly want free stuff till you actually turn into the slow moving regressive elephants who represent you if you wish but no manipulating the facts.

    You lost not because you are losers but because Barack is a winner.

    Sarah Zacharias

  • rikyrah

    Let’s Be Honest, Red States Want to Secede Because the White Guy Didn’t Win

    By: RmuseNovember 14th, 2012

    One of the necessities, and difficulties, of a nation is keeping the population unified and being of one accord despite ideological differences, ethnic diversity and geographical location, and it goes without saying there will always be segments of the population who feel displeasure or disappointment when their leaders do not share their ideological bent. It is a sign of immaturity for individuals or groups to take their disappointment to extremes when circumstances fail to meet with their approval, especially when they are dissatisfied at the outcome of an election.

    In the mid-nineteenth century, an entire region of America attempted to break away from the Union because they could not comport a nation without slavery, and the result was America’s deadliest war and division that remains steadfast in the minds of the Confederacy’s descendants today. The contentious issue over slavery was apparently disappointing enough to Southern States that they seceded to form their own nation, and since 2009, there have been several attempts to reassert state’s sovereignty that are precursors to secession, and after President Obama was re-elected last week, residents in over 30 states filed petitions requesting to withdraw from the United States to form their own independent nations.

    The idea of leaving the United States is certainly a drastic measure just because a Republican (read white man) failed to win the presidency, and yet the rash of petitions being created to secede demonstrates just how racist and disgruntled a segment of the population is. None of the petitioners have the courage to put in print their real reason for wanting to leave the country because it would expose their rank bigotry and racism, so they proffer the notion their rights and liberties have been assaulted under President Obama’s Administration. Nearly all of the petitions to secede use the same language and cite the government’s disregard for the Founding Fathers’ beliefs typical of disaffected teabagger types, and the Texas petition represents the rhetoric Americans have heard leveled at President Obama since 2009.


  • rikyrah

    Obama Uses His Press Conference to Set a Tax Cut Trap for House Republicans

    By: Jason EasleyNovember 14th, 2012

    President Obama used his press conference in order to set a trap for House Republicans that will leave them in a lose/lose situation on the Bush tax cuts.

    President Obama was asked about caving on Bush tax cuts in 2010, and why Republicans and the American people should believe him that he won’t cave again. Obama answered that the economy was in a different situation two years ago. He mentioned the unemployment tax and payroll tax cut extensions, but as he said back then this was a one time only proposition. We cannot afford to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy but we can make sure middle class taxes don’t go up. Obama prodded Republicans again to immediately pass tax cuts for 98% of individuals and 97% of small businesses. The president said we have to look at entitlements. Obama said, “When it comes to the top 2% what I am not going to do is extend a tax cut for folks who don’t need it.” The president added that we can’t afford to spend $1 trillion on tax cut for the rich, and the math doesn’t add up when it comes to just closing loopholes. Obama said that the issue was debated extensively during the election, and the majority of Americans agreed with him. The president said he wanted a big deal, a comprehensive deal.

    Later on, Obama was asked if the Clinton tax rates are the bottom line, and if there would be no deal if tax rates did not go back to Clinton era levels. The president answered, “I am open to new ideas.” He continued, “If Republicans or Democrats have new ideas to raise revenue, reduce the deficit, protect the middle class, I am not going to slam the door in their face.” The president recognized that we will have to compromise, but what he won’t do is have a process that is vague that will sort of, kind of raise revenue. Obama said he does not want to find the country in a situation where the wealthy don’t pay as much as they should, and middle class folks are bearing the burden.

    The president made it clear that he wants the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy gone. As far as raising revenue, the president repeatedly said that he is open to new ideas from all sides.

    Some on the left hear this kind of talk and immediately freak out, but this is a strategic move on the part of the White House. By opening the door to new ideas from all sides, the president is putting the ball in the House Republicans’ court. He is forcing them get serious about cutting a deal. Obama’s offer isn’t a display of weakness.

    The president is setting a trap.


  • rikyrah

    Larry O has Willard’s audio where he blames the ‘free stuff’ we got from POTUS..

    Y’all was holdin’ out on me…how come you didn’t tell me about the free stuff..

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda– —Was THIS posted? – – –

    – – –1981 AUDIO- Lee Atwater on Southern Strategy: “You can’t say ‘nigger,’ that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights.” – —

    — — A must-read report by The Nation includes 1981 audio of Lee Atwater while he was working in Ronald Reagan’s White House. He was interviewed by Alexander Lamis, a political scientist at Case Western Reserve University. Campaign consultant Atwater explains how Republicans could win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves:

    You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”

    Jaw-droppingly, appallingly, painfully stomach-turning.
    THERE IS MORE – – – —

    Gee LEE!! – – – – -U GOT A BAD CASE —of the RACIST!!! – – -geesh!! – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –Seeeeeee – – – –HE – — -Soooo! – – – -STOOPID!! – – -BWAHAHA!- –

    – –Bonus Quote of the Day

    – – —“I’m very sorry that we didn’t win. I know that you expected to win, we expected to win, we were disappointed with the result, we hadn’t anticipated it, and it was very close but close doesn’t count in this business. And so now we’re looking and saying, ‘O.K., what can we do going forward?’ But frankly we’re still so troubled by the past, it’s hard to put together our plans from the future.”

    — Mitt Romney, quoted by the New York Times, on a conference call with fundraisers.

    – – – –TWITT! Here’s YER NEW JACKET!! —–

    • Aquagranny911

      OMG! Has Robme been taking speech lessons from Sarah Palin?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – — -***poppin’ the POU FAM♥ popcorn –NOW! LOL***

    Petraeus to testify behind doors on Benghazi Friday– –

    – – —Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA.

    The hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA’s knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA.

    It was unclear at first whether or not Petraeus would testify as planned, after he abruptly resigned from the agency amid news of his affair with biographer Broadwell. Five days ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee said the retired General would skip the hearing.

    — –– — SHE MAD!! LOL —>Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calf., said Wednesday that Petraeus “willing and interested” to talk to the committee,CBS News’ Stephanie Condon reported earlier Wednesday.

    – — “It’s just on Benghazi. Our hearings are on Benghazi and the intelligence that preceded Benghazi and the intelligence that determined security,” she told reporters.

    – — -Soooooo – -Da FIRST QUESTION WON’T B: – – – -HOW WAS IT – – —

    WITH da TWINS?? – –LOL —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -WHEW LAWD! – – –LOL – – –YA THINK!!??? – –LOL

    – – – –Least Shocking News of the Day – —

    – — —U.S. official says Army has suspended Paula Broadwell’s security clearance, the AP reports. – —

    Sooooo — -does THIS mean that she —- — CAIN’T have any more –

    –BRIEFS — – – – –Errrr – –BRIEFINGS??? – – -LOL – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    mirnfa – – –Heeeeere’s – – -SISTA-NINA!!– —-

    – – – -Luvin her♥ — —

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -miranda – – – -LOL – –LOL – – -GUESS THAT REPORTER — -4-GOT DIS!! – –HEEEY! – – -LOL —

    – — –Obama Won’t Answer Yelled Question On Fiscal Cliff – —

    — –“It would be a horrible precedent for me to answer your question just because you yelled it out.” – – -HAH! – —

    U B DA PREZ – – – TWICE – — – -MR. PRESIDENT!!♥ – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • TyrenM

    Good Eve POU,
    Back from Sioux Falls SD. I didn’t get out much. Colleagues were pleasant enough. I’m not moving there or anything, but it wasn’t that bad.

    Rice getting dissed by Old Bitter Crackers? Luke trying to step to Nancy, and being told to sit his ass down somewhere! PBO saying if you got shit to say, come here with it!

    This is what he meant when he told Putin I’ll have more flexibility. Flexibility to tell errybody – Rethugs, Isrealis, Emos, and yes China – Where the fuck to go.

    As y’all say here, dis gonna b good. Have a good night.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    — —-CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – – – -MR. PRESIDENT♥/VP Biden♥; – – –the “STORM” VICTIMS annd 1st RESPONDERS; — –the ECONOMY/the PEOPLE; – – — EACH OTHER♥- – —

    – – – – –President Obama’s news conference in 3 minutes – – -CONGRATULATIONS! :>) — –

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