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    April 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm


  2. 2 collegekay
    April 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    People don’t understand that the President has nothing to do with gas prices. If anything, it’s the Republicans who continue to want to give oil companies tax subsidies.

    • 3 Fred
      April 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Well not really. If you remove oil subsidies one can argue that it will increase the price at the pump. I can GUARANTEE you that is the way it will be presented by Rethugs.

      We will be hearing about this all summer long. The corporate media will make sure of it. By fall the speculation should go down again. Same as last year.

      • 4 collegekay
        April 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

        We can use that tax money from oil companies elsewhere though, like clean energy.

        • 5 Fred
          April 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

          Of course but does not change the fact that if you drive you need gas (excluding a few hundred Volt owners) and there are no real alternatives near term.

          It’s even worse for the Transportation industry which have ZERO alternatives near and medium term. And if they pay more we all pay more for everything including food.

  3. 6 Sonjia Duncan
    April 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    The President does what it takes to get his message out to the people. The cable news is filled with the crazy messages of the teabaggers and Donald Trump. The local news stations seem more interested in what the President is doing about the issues facing the citizens of this country.

  4. 7 DoNoHarm
    April 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    That first interview, the writer said they’re at the end of their unemployment checks. Well, if it wasn’t for President Obama, their employment checks would have stopped in Dec. He didn’t mention that. Also, he didn’t mention that the repubs/tpartiers cut funding for social programs that are a safety net for people that find themselves in trouble. He has done so much, even he can’t remember, and he also never lays blame. Which is why I blog instead of being out there. On top of which my anger turns to colored dialogue.

    President Obama was given a great writeup on some newspaper and my filing is atrocious. He is truly a gift to us.

  5. 8 meta
    April 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Where in the world are people getting this idea that POTUS has any control over oil prices? This happens every single spring. It’s called windfall profits, like clockwork. I’d like to hear what it is they want him to do that’s realistic. So clueless!

  6. 9 dotster
    April 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Don’t watch Hardball tonight if you want to digest your dinner. Pat Buchanan was on and engaged in the most racist rant I’ve ever seen. It was ugly. We’ve gone from birther to this attack on Obama’s academic record now. I have never seen anything like this. Is there no low that is too low and is there no end to this ugliness?

    • 10 Theo67
      April 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks for the warning. Glad I gave up Hardball months ago. He changes his position on President Obama every couple of days, and the fact that he still has that racist on as an “informed” speaker – that tells me everything I need to know…

    • 11 hopefruit2
      April 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      I do think it IS important that we remain fully aware of the kind of racist elements that are propagated via the MSM. We have to be vigilant about it – it’s the only way we can fight it. Unlike Bill Clinton who actually had an intern blowing in the WH, Obama has NOTHING that this vicious media can use against him. So what do they turn to? Some good ole fashioned racism. They are in fact judging him by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character. It would do well to spread the meme that the MSM is promoting a racist agenda and hold them strictly accountable for it.

    • 12 UT Austin Liberal
      April 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Hey dotster I’m right there with you. I watched Hardball and felt like throwing up in DISGUST!!!!!! Pat Buchanan just confirmed for me that not only is he a birther.. he is also a flat out racist. He gave credence to Trump’s questions about no one knowing President Obama in any school and college he attended. That the President paid someone to write both of his books. Pat Buchanan took it a step further by suggesting that President Obama wasn’t smart enough to get into Columbia and Harvard on his own merit.. that it was affirmative action that helped him. That both Ivy League colleges were looking for black people to fill in the minority gap and that he had seen other people’s high LSAT scores (white people) and they still couldn’t get into those Ivy League schools. He then questioned why we haven’t seen any of President Obama’s test scores, papers and that he greased peoples palms (paid them money under the table) to get good grades and become President of The Harvard Law Review. He basically implied that all black people get through life on the basis of affirmative action or we pay people so we can get the best jobs and go to the best schools. It was pure and utter RACIST FILTH!!!!!!!!!

      • 13 Lovepolitics2008
        April 26, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        My goodness Buchanan is racist we already knew that but is he losing it ? President Obama not smart enough ???!!!!

        How did Chris Matthews react to all this garbage ?

        • 14 UT Austin Liberal
          April 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

          Chris Matthews was suitably outraged, but in my opinion he allowed Buchanan a little too much air time. I think he did that because he was allowing Buchanan enough rope to metaphorically hang himself. He told Buchanan that this is why African-Americans have some issues with this country. He called Pat a birther and demanded why he didn’t ask Bush to produce his test scores and papers. He also told Pat that he had read President Obama’s two books and watched his leadership style and there is no way in heck that he paid anyone to get into those Ivy League schools. He reminded Buchanan that it was Bush who probably had his dad pay his way into an Ivy League college.

    • 16 Lovepolitics2008
      April 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      A VERY interesting article re Trump’s family vs admission at Harvard…


  7. 17 hgerhard
    April 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I just love the way these commentators put all the problems in the context of the President’s re-election chances.

    It’s too bad that they don’t ask the Republicans what they have done to create jobs. President Obama has worked tirelessly to bring the American economy back to life. He has literally saved the auto industry – now a growth industry. He has done everything possible to improve the situation for small business. His plans are for continuing efforts to grow the economy through investments in innovation and clean energy. How do the Republicans address the issue of job creation other than insisting on tax cuts for the wealthiest – tax cuts that every credible economist says do not lead to job creation? What is the Republicans’ track record on job creation? Cutting off unemployment benefits, killing unions and ending such “disincentives” as the minimum wage?

    As far as goasoline prices are concerned what exactly are the Republicans suggesting to improve the situation? Increasing domestic production? Domestic oil production has increased during the Obama administration, not decreased. So the only difference is that Republicans would do away with increased safety requirements. And even if they had their way with that, it would not increase production or do anything to bring down prices. So what exactly is their silver bullet?

    How on earth would anyone decide not to vote for the guy who is improving things – slowly or otherwise – and instead support someone who is iognoring the real problems and pushing for the establishment of a society that should really be called an oligarchy?

    • 18 Lovepolitics2008
      April 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      What I find absolutely fascinating is that despite the fact that the Constitution has divided the power between the Executive and the Legislative branches, the media and the political culture ALWAYS concentrates on the President, as if he was omnipotent, as if he could do what he wants all the time, as if he carried ALL the responsability for what’s going on in America. There’s something so distorted here, so dysfunctional.

  8. 19 GGail
    April 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I give POTUS credit for being brave and strong enough to deal with this inquisition so early in the race. I guess his thinking is – if he talks about it enough and long enough, some of it will sink in. Notice how no repub senators are willing to be questioned about lack of jobs or high gas prices?

  9. 20 Ceb
    April 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    The president is an honorable warrior fighting the not-so-good fight against the powers and principalities, and the hobglobins of little racists minds, for the good of all of us,including those who fight against him.

    VP Biden said it right in his characterization of the president’s intellect, strength, and heart that is the tag line for BWD’s blog, The Only Adult in the Room.

  10. 21 Theo67
    April 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    For all those who have dared to watch these – are they worth watching, or just another attack? I don’t think I have the stomach for a ridiculous, factless, misguided attack today.

  11. 24 Carolyn
    April 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Pat Buchanan is mean. He represents the far rightwing white male, who is SCARED of losing his control and dominance in this country. They have seen the demographics and are striking back while they can. These men have controlled events, people, politics, corporations for so long they can hardly deal with the idea that they won’t forever. If ever we needed fresh ideas and new blood, this man shows that up. NO president has ever been subjected to this kind of demeaning.
    I remember Darrell Issa said when he took over the judiciary committee that the Obama adinistration was so corrupt, and he was going to blow the lid off. Well, there was nothing there when he looked, he has been totally quiet. This fact has these people wild, so they descend to the lowest levels of character assassination. They have nothing. I just think of a badly wounded bull elephant and the havoc he can create before he finally dies when I see these men.
    These men want to take us backward to a colonized, slave society again. They would if they could. We have to be vigilant and work for the right.

  12. 25 Luci1119
    April 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    When I somehow found this”TOD”, I tell you, I haven’t looked back. I haven’t watched Cable Chatter, since being In this peaceful, hospitable, friendly, and loving Atmosphere. Yes, I use to watch Hardball, Lawrence Odonnell, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, and Ed Shultz, and Chenk—– can’t spell his last name right now, but anyhow, I come here to get the happenings. Now, when I finish on the computer, I turn on the television, and I watch all the old “RERUNS” of Comedy Shows. Programs that make me laugh, and I do like to laugh. I do believe my spiritual health Is much better by coming here, and “BWD’S” web site. I’m telling you, I haven’t watch TV News In about two or three months now, and I feel soooooooo much better. Pat Buchanan, will make you go straight to hell, I refuse to watch him. He’s Ignorant and when he gets In that rant of his, I find myself yelling at him, just running up my Pressure. Who needs that?? My advice Is, DON’T EVEN GO THERE!! You’re subject to end up with a stroke. DON”T GO THERE!!!

    Now as I watched PBO on both of those Interviews just now, He handled things well, and like one of you said earlier, he has done so much, he just can’t name them all. PBO, Is the Best President, lordy, when I think about what he was left with 😦 UMMM, WHAT A MESS!! Look, I am sympathetic for others who have lost their jobs, and homes, and everything, Lord have mercy on all who are hurting. And I guess when People are hurting, It’s just easy to get mad with our President. But that’s just It, he’s the President, who has done a lot In two years, and he makes It a point to say that he’s not happy at the growth of our Economy, but listen here, he’s Not GOD, he’s not JESUS, he’s not a MIRACLE worker. Heyyyy, please know that most of us poor and middle class People, are pinching pennies. I’m retired, a Senior Citizen at that. When I find myself not being able to see my way, I get to PRAYING. why worry, when I can PRAY. Because, It’s sho’ nuff hard out here, and lots of People are struggling. But I somehow just know, and feel, that President Obama Is doing his very best that he can. I TRUST PBO, and I guess I just want others to TRUST him too. I just feel so bad when People beat up on, and bash our President. I BELIEVE him when he says that he’s thinking about the People who are hurting, when he goes to bed, and then again when he wakes up. Lord Jesus, I just ask you to have Mercy on us all. Lord teach us how to lean and depend on you. Lord Jesus, I ask you to bless each of us here tonight, smile on us Lord. LOrd, I ask you to smile on that Person, whose UN-Employment check will be running out soon. Lord God, you made all of us, the good and the bad, and we all belong to you Lord. Forgive us of our short comings, Lord Jesus, Bless our President, and Lord God, bless the United States of America In your precious name, Amen!

    • 26 EDP4BHO
      April 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Great post Luci1119. I have to remind myself not to get too riled, and stay away from nastiness. And yes, pray unwavering. Because there is no one else I feel can do this job better than PBO at this time. May he stay strong in all his endeavors, because the fight he is fighting is one of principalities. And we must be just as vigilant, in every respect.

  13. 27 HZ
    April 27, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Thank you Luci199 for that prayer. God will correct these ugly things. My heart is filled with much pain daily when I see and hear of the ugly and hateful things about PBO, but I pray hard, cry much, and listen to my music while the candles are lit. There will be victory for all of those families who are struggling without paychecks, children out of homes, seniors without medicine , and our young men and women who are fighting for us and the world. We have a good man in the WH. We have a loving and compassionate man in the WH. We have a man who understands these struggles, and I believe that he is praying and asking for wisdom just like all of us. We will win this fight. It hurts so badly now, but joy will come soon. The Bible says, “The poor will always be with us.” And that means we must have to take care of the poor at all times. I also believe that this hateful and ugly attitudes we see daily in this country will hurt those who are spewing this hatefulness. We will have beautiful children who will be affected by all of this hateful speech. So we must stand together in love, much prayer, and get to work with getting President Obama re-elected. I just want to enjoy my President and help him solve the problems to help so many who are hurting. I believe that is going to be the issue that God Almighty will hold these hateful people accountable for in the end.

  14. 28 Titti
    April 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Watched the shortest vid and really don’t get what the Prez has got to do with gas prices. They need to go read up on some basic economics – supply vs demand. SMDH

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