26 Responses to ““somehow we still don’t have a deal””

  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    April 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Our Prez was fantastic as usual. And hey he was wearing a blue shirt.

    Chips another poll from PPP on Boehner’s popularity going doooooooooooooown.

    Boehner falling out of favor
    It hasn’t taken John Boehner long to fall out of favor with the American public. His national approval rating has dropped a net 18 points already since the beginning of January. At the outset of the year 35% of voters approved of the job he was doing to 28% who disapproved and 37% who were reserving judgment. Now his approval has declined 10 points to 25% and his disapproval has risen 8 points to 36%.

    What’s most interesting about Boehner’s fall is that you can’t pin it to a single voter group- he’s down a good deal with everyone.


  2. 2 Kelly
    April 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    2012 can’t come quick enough for me. John Boener is the worst leader of the house ever. I just want to give Nancy her spot back so bad, I wish I could blink and it be voting day. Nancy was the best leader I have ever seen, just like our potus she got stuff done. Our amazing President needs people like her not useless lazy Mr. Boaner. *sorry I don’t know how to spell his name, the correction thing don’t know either and I don’t feel like looking it up,I don’t want to know. I just want him to gtho.

    • 3 anniebella
      April 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Kelly, you are so right, John Boehner is weak, he is being lead around by the nose by the Tea Party. Boehner might want to agree to a deal, but he can’t and it’s because of the Tea Party. To bad Speaker Boehner, you made the deal with the devil (the Tea Party), now you have to deal with it. It’s to darn bad Americans will have to suffer. You see Nancy would have work out a deal by now, she shows leadership, Boehner acts like a little wimp. I almost expect him to start crying any minute now. I can’t wait till Nancy is Speaker of the House too. And President Obama has four more years, and yes, Harry Ried is Senate leader. And it will happen in 2012.

  3. 4 Lovepolitics2008
    April 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    We all know that at this point, the problem lies with republicans. They’re not compromising. I must admit President Obama makes me uncomfortable a bit when he talks that way about the impasse on the budget. He seems to put the fault on both parties. If he’s accusing the republicans, it’s very subtle.

    I’ve been frustrated at the false equivalencies, from the media, from John Stewart, etc. I don’t want President Obama to go the same route. I wish he would be more clear about where the problem lies. The only reason I see for his approach is that he thinks attacking the republicans too directly at this moment will completely kill any chance of the “moderate” republicans giving up their opposition and finally do the right thing.

    If there is a shutdown, I hope President Obama adjust his language and put the blames where it belongs.

    • 5 Lovepolitics2008
      April 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      oups…. “adjusts” and “puts” sorry.

    • 6 Fred
      April 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      He is doing it the right way. On THIS latest drama I can assure you he has been consulting with former Prez Clinton who went through pretty much the EXACT same thing and came out smelling like a rose.

      The prez has to look willing to compromise at all times. Willing to listen to both parties. That is what the American people want in general. Especially the key independent voters. In Obama’s case I have no doubt he means it and is not just playing politics.

      Congressmen can appear to be on the attack and willing to fight and be unmoving but history has shown time and again that the Prez needs to Govern from the middle. You should not blame HIM if you don’t like where that middle happens to be. You should blame the voters who never showed up in 2010.

      • 7 Lovepolitics2008
        April 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

        I understand your point. And I do blame the voters for not showing up in 2010. My problem is that democrats have ALREADY made some moves toward the middle. Like President Obama said, some democrats are not happy. Compromise is not easy.

        What I’m saying is that if the republicans are not doing as much compromising as the democrats, this fact should be known. The “middle” has to be just that, the “middle”.

        President Obama has an extremely difficult task, I’m very aware of that. He has to be seen as a uniter. I guess I just wish he would be a little… oh just a little less subtle about the stubborness of the republicans. He’s so honest, so classy, so devoid of any meanness, he could do it in a very “statesman-like” way.

        Maybe you’re right though and I’m wrong. I’m just so frustrated that republicans always seem to escape blame for their behaviour.

    • 8 Kelly
      April 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Nope i dont agree. Our President is handling this just as he should. Let the GOP keep putting their foots in their own mouths. If there is anyone out their that does not see what the lazy disgraceful republican party is doing, well that person is being willfully blind.

      btw..yesterday POTUS said a few strongly worded statements in regard to this travesty the pubs are perpetrating and MSM pounced on his statements as if he told Mr. Boiner and the rest of the pubs to F off. The double standards is sickening.

    • 10 LunarSea
      April 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      I agree with Fred. The president has to negotiate with them so he has to keep the belittling to a minimun. Also I honestly just don’t think that is his style.

      And yes he has gotten some members of his own party upset with him over the compromise. I understand that he has to keep it civil. BUT! the dems that are upset should be screaming, ‘look what we’ve given and see how they don’t budge’ from every rooftop. I don’t know of anyone holding them to the standards the President is being held to, so I would think they can go off.

      Perhaps if the President is asking them to keep it civil they should negotiate with him. ‘I’ll compromise, Mr. President, but in exchange if they still don’t budge, I get the right to call them out in public.’

      I don’t have any answers, just thoughts. Heck, considering the way the media is on a blackout for anything ‘Dem’, perhaps they’ve been trying to but they’re not being given air time.

      I refuse to buy into the Dem demoralization bandwagon without knowing the whole story. We all know it’s the Rethugs fault, so I’m standing behind my Democrats for at least trying.

      /rant >^..^<

  4. 11 M
    April 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    PBO looks so tired to me. I’m guessing he didn’t sleep last night over this budget crisis.

    • 12 anniebella
      April 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Where are your glasses M? I don’t see what you are talking about.

      • 13 m
        April 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm

        Oh Anniebelle, his look here to me in the video just does not seem like his radiant norm. He is solid on his words and message, but I see a different look than his usual. This is just my opinion. I can only imagine how these budget negotiations are weighing on him. Perhaps I need to watch it again..with my glasses on next time! 😉

    • 15 Kelly
      April 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      He looks amazing for someone who has got so much on his plate. He remains absolutely beautiful outside as well as in.

  5. 17 Proud of Obama
    April 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Ok, I gotta hunker down and get my writing done. But this story posted at TPM is just too funny.

    Pawlenty Staffer Arrested For Trespassing & Public Intoxication

    Benjamin Foster, a staff member for Tim Pawlenty’s presidential exploratory committee, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and trespassing early Wednesday morning in Iowa, KCCI reports.

    15-year-old Chloe Steward, of Ankeny, Iowa, told KCCI she found a man at the back door of her family’s home at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    “His arm was in my back door, trying to get in and I screamed and went upstairs to my parents room and I continued screaming,” Steward said.

    The family then called the police, who arrived and arrested Foster, 24.

    Iowa political strategist Eric Woolson, a consultant for the Pawlenty’s exploratory committee, confirmed to KCCI that Foster is employed by the committee.

    Foster, who was released on a $600 bond, has already issued an apology about the incident.

    “I want to apologize to all affected by my poor judgment,” Foster said, in a statement obtained by Politico. “I especially apologize to the people who were disturbed during the incident and the arresting officers. I give my word that it will never happen again.”


    • 18 dotster
      April 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      It sounds to me more serious than public intoxication since he was trying to enter their home through the back door at 3:00a.m. And he vomited in their back yard. ewwwwww. Not a very sparkly start for TPaw in Iowa. How sad. sob.

    • 20 Kelly
      April 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Not surprised, I see lazy leader Boiner now has a super drinking buddy. Lushes with power. *sigh*. What a disgrace the Republican party has evolved into.

  6. 21 Proud of Obama
    April 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Hey Chips, do you know if the president’s remarks this evening will be carried anywhere?

  7. 22 Proud of Obama
    April 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Just saw a post on WEE See You that they will be livestreaming PBO’s speech tonight at 6 p.m.

  8. 25 barb
    April 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I read President Obama’s Press Conference yesterday
    April 05, 2011 Remarks by the President After Meeting with House Republican and Senate Democratic Leadership
    I think he made it perfectly clear what has been going on and for how long it has. He said it should have been done 3 months ago. It is the most forceful I have ever heard him. He made the point several if not more times that they have met the Republicans exactly where they requested. That this is not about politics but people hurting in America and we are finally seeing some improvement. I would recommend reading it. He was angry but kept his cool but left no doubt where the problem lie. He said we have come more than half way(83%)Where the Repubs (Boehner initially asked) and it is not going to be 100% for the Repugs. Act like adults, work togethere like adult and get it done. We are not going to shut down government again, 2 weeks, then 3 weeks but not again. The stupid reporters drive me batty. On asked which side is causing the trouble; another said Boehner said after your meeting with him this morning that: “As I’ve said for a week, there is no agreement, … House and Senate Democrats are talking about are full of smoke and mirrors. … I sincerely dislike that man, whimp, rusty, knuckle head. I would like to use my knucles over the top of his head.


    My question is are these news people addessing this honestly in the news?.

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