July 22, 2010 – Pete Souza: “It’s always fun to observe how the President interacts with little kids, in this case the very shy daughter of Sen. Jack Reed who had brought his family by for an Oval Office visit.”


Washington Post: Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.

The White House now displays an air of confidence, bolstered in part by achievements such as the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos and the financial success of an auto industry that Obama bailed out over the objections of many.

Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives. The economy, while lethargic, is growing. The private sector is creating jobs. Natural disasters, while deadly and plentiful, have not developed into governmental crises. Skyrocketing gas prices, which fed the public’s economic fears, are now subsiding. And the GOP’s signature budget plan, ambitious in its spending reductions, has lost its luster with the public.

“It is likely he will be re-elected, in my opinion,” veteran Republican pollster Wes Anderson says.

….Obama’s inner circle, always wary of sounding too self-assured, is not hiding its optimism. “I would rather be us than them,” said one of the president’s top political advisers, David Axelrod.

Pollster Andrew Kohut of the nonpartisan Pew Research Center compared Obama’s place in 2011 to President Ronald Reagan’s at a similar point during his first term, more than a year before he won re-election in 1984. “They both came from an ideological wing of the party and they are perceived that way. Both were hit with real bad economies and the public turned on them,” Kohut said. “Right now, Obama’s ahead of where Reagan was in ‘83.”

Full article here


CNN: President Barack Obama’s performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to new national poll conducted as the president was on an overseas visit to four countries.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that Obama’s approval rating among Americans stands at 54 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing as president. Obama’s approval rating appears to have steadily risen in the past two months, from 48 percent in early April to 52 percent in early May and the current mark of 54 percent.


Reuters: After Barack Obama put it on the map by downing a gulp of Guinness, residents of the U.S. president’s tiny ancestral home of Moneygall have spent the past week greeting busloads of tourists. “It’s still all happening. We’re still buzzing,” said Moneygall resident Marian Healy, whose son Henry welcomed his distant cousin Barack to the sleepy village during the president’s day trip to Ireland last week.

“There was a busload of Japanese tourists this morning and there were Americans here earlier too, looking for Henry to have his photograph taken with them.” 😆

…Obama’s morale-boosting stop-off, together with Queen Elizabeth’s historic state visit just days earlier, have given Irish tourism a boost it desperately needed after three years of recession saw revenues and visitors drop by about a third.

Full article here


President Obama has no public events on his schedule for Tuesday.

102 Responses to “tuesday”

  1. 1 Fred
    May 31, 2011 at 7:58 am

    good morning TOD family.

    May GOD guide;bless and protect the President today and you all as well.

  2. May 31, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Meanwhile, the eu is going to bail-out Greece by the end of June. Also, a Reuters poll said we will add 185k private sector jobs this month and the unemployment rate will drop to 8.9 percent.
    Thus, futures are reacting strongly this morning.

  3. 11 Proud of Obama
    May 31, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Good morning all. I’m driving back from my visit to my hometown — Chicago. Highlight was driving past PBO’s street which you can’t drive down. Secret Service is on the case. Glad the President has an easier schedule today.

    About that CNN poll, the reason people think the economy is stagnant is because the lying media says so 24/7. And the repugs know PBO’s numbers are good that’s why it’s repug talking points and distraction.

    Hey, did anyone catch Huntsman trying to sound like PBO saying people need to come together, blah, blah? Pathetic.

    • May 31, 2011 at 8:13 am

      Also, if you compare it with the GOP field, his numbers are better.
      Also, with all these floods and tornadoes, I doubt anybody is in a good mood to be polled. Just saying!

      • 13 UT Austin Liberal
        May 31, 2011 at 9:03 am

        I’m with you POB. Watching Morning Joe this morning and listening to Joe Scarborough LIE through his teeth about PBO’s poll numbers in Florida and other swing states was HILARIOUS. I was laughing too hard to get mad. Even non-partisan polls and repug analysts know and say that it would be VERY hard to beat PBO in 2012. So when I saw Joe desperately grasping at straws this morning, I just laughed my head off. 😆

        • 14 theo67
          May 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

          I think all we can do at this point is laugh at them. Make them into jokes, like the President did with Trump. They have no other value, might as well give us some laughter and cheer up the day.

    • 15 Dorothy Rissman
      May 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      I am beginning to dislike this Huntsman character.

      • 16 Proud of Obama
        May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

        He has no character. You don’t run against the boss who hired you to serve and who you praised. You just don’t. That tells me all I need to know about his character. One word for him: Snake.

    • 19 Proud of Obama
      May 31, 2011 at 8:14 am

      You beat Me to it, jovie. Isn’t it great. MSM tries to blackout PBO but he still makes the news with those who matter: voters.

    • 20 Me4obama
      May 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

      Jovie, I must say am a big follower of yours over at BWD blog. I enjoy your articles about our environment. Go Jovie, Go green. I love ya. Morning TOD family I love you all.

    • 21 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 31, 2011 at 9:56 am

      I love local news coverage! Dotster linked to a beautiful article yesterday from the Joplin Globe. Heh — I like the way politico44 calls itself “a living diary of the Obama presidency.” They pale in comparison to THIS site, the real Obama Diary. Woot!

    • 22 AnitaW
      May 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      That is good news coming out of Joplin. Of course, it will take years for this community recovers and I hope that the country stands with them.

  4. 23 Marlz
    May 31, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Good morning all…
    So much good..no, GREAT news about our wonderful President. I am so happy and blessed to be living in these times under the leqadership of this man.

    Repugs…how you like us NOW?!?! Our president will surpass yours!


  5. May 31, 2011 at 8:22 am


    Justice sotamayor swears in presidential advisory hispanic members, for education excellence.

    • May 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

      Jovie, thank you so much for all these terrific links, really appreciate them – you’re a star.

    • 33 meta
      May 31, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Good morning, everyone! Glad to see the President isn’t getting in a car or on a plane today. I know he has a tough week ahead dealing with Congress. For the Republicans, everything is a high wire act. ARGH.

      I watched the 2-day conference of the commission at White House livestream and it was excellent. Wrote to the WH to ask for video links and the woman wrote me back on a Sunday afternoon. These people work constantly.

    • 34 Dorothy Rissman
      May 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Another lovely story. thx.

  6. 35 zizi
    May 31, 2011 at 8:29 am

    If I were the corporate media and serious profit is my stated motive, and not ideology, I would seriously reprise the “Obama-is-a-serious-media-cash-cow” meme of 2007-2008 cycle and ride it into 2012. Obamabots and independents will give them all the ad dollar revenue that they need, just as we did in 20008. Pres. Obama is a tried and proven media sell. He has just done so in Ireland. Chasing Alaska Grizzly to dead-ends will not cut it. Pumping up deflated(and I mean that in every sense including sexual) Repug presidential jesters will certainly not cut it. Sigh…

    Alas, we know they won’t bank on Pres. Obama to sell their news cuz, they are answering to ideology-driven puppet masters. It’s gonna be a long dreary vitriol parade until Nov. 2012, and then they’ll all act “surprised” when Pres. Obama wins re-election. Such wasted effort and untapped revenue.

    Of course I am not them…and they are not me…

  7. 36 dotster
    May 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Did anyone else happen to catch the 15 minute Romney infomercial that aired at the top of the Today Show this a.m.? I am fuming. You would think I would be used to it by now, but this was despicable. He was allowed to go down the list, slamming Obama in every area of govt., horrific in foreign policy, horrific in domestic policy etc. etc. with absolutely no pushback or questioning of his statements by interviewer Jamie Gangel, just sweet smiles. Looks like the corporate media, and other entities, have noticed those rising Obama poll numbers, and they are in full gear in a frenzied attempt to yank them back down. It is very tough to combat this kind of manipulative, partisan programming on one of our major networks, the most watched morning show.

    • 37 zizi
      May 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

      It’s gonna be nauseating, all intended to demoralize us, and knock us off our offensive game as they try to deflect voter attention away from their medicare killing budget. For Romney it is to fudge his health care flip flops.

      Pres. Obama knows that this is exactly what is up their sleeves, and so we push back forcefully by calling and writing to the TV stations and let them know that we know their biased game. But all the while we keep our eyes on the prize of re-electing PBO and shouting his achievements from the rooftops

      • 38 UT Austin Liberal
        May 31, 2011 at 9:32 am

        Hey dotster I caught the interview by Today Show correspondent Jamie Gangel on Morning Joe. Watching Romney try to sound and look human was FUNNY. It annoyed me to no end that Jamie allowed Romney to bash PBO on the economy – he said that PBO has made the economy worse and hasn’t created a significant amount of jobs and the auto bailout was a disaster. He bashed PBO on foreign policy – he said that PBO has made America weaker, has alienated our friends and embraced our foes with his “apology” tour b/c we all know that America is so exceptional that we never have to apologize for any messed up thing we do or have ever done; he said he’s proud of America and we have no need to apologize and right now PBO befriends foes of America rather than shoring up relationships with our allies. Basically it was a bash Obama interview.

        The funny part was when he said he was running as “The Common Man” and they showed footage of him pumping his own gas (oooh Romney can pump gas 🙄 – which every freakin person with a car does for themself!) but guess where the interview took place – in his MILLION DOLLAR VACATION HOME in New Hampshire with acres and acres of land and play toys and they made sure to remind us that “the common man” is a Multimillionaire. He then tried to portray himself as hip by saying that he read Twilight, has an iPad and iPhone and he listens to 60’s music especially The Beatles and The Eagles and he likes Rock ‘n’ Roll b/c he’s sooo rad and such a badass. And oh yeah he reads science fiction and the last “intelligent” book he read was GW’s Decisions…. ooh he thinks he’s smart b/c he read a book filled with lies and fiction. Then his wife said Romney was a regular man b/c he doesn’t wear ties all the time and he’s sooooo humorous (remember when he sent 3 boxes of leftover pizza to PBO’s campaign headquarters in Chicago? – yeah that was hardy ha ha funny!!!; the putz)

        Everytime PBO’s numbers go way up the MSM always roll out drivel like Romney’s interview to peddle the idea that PBO is failing. Frankly it’s pure and utter NONSENSE.

        • May 31, 2011 at 11:53 am

          Barf @ Romney. Give me a break! I have yet to hear ANYONE out there say that Mitt is genuine so his wife can prop him up all she wants, it’s not gonna change my perception of him. He makes my skin crawl.

          Oh and yeah…correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he try to take credit for the auto bailout? That it was his idea first? I thought I’d read a statement from his spokesperson, right after Chrysler announced it was repaying its loans.

          I know it’s a long string of flip-flops so its hard to keep track of his position on ANYTHING.

        • May 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm

          How is that Republicans,Republicans who are millionaires and billionaires get away with saying they are like the common man? Its such an insult to their voters.

        • 42 VC prezOfan2
          May 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm

          UT, after reading your first paragraph I have to ask – are you sure the segment you saw of Romney wasnèt* from a previous interview – like in 2009 or somethingÉ* All those èpointsè he raised canèt possibly be in reference to todayès reality!! Maybe Jamie Gangel, whoever he or she is, was just speechless from the inanity, and sheer ridiculousness of Romneyès diatribe.

          É = question mark

          è = apostrophe

          HELP!!!! Seems like Ièm creating a new written language! If anyone knows how to get rid of these symbols and go back to the regular keyboard Ièd welcome their input. I donèt know what I touched but the extreme right and left ends of my keyboard are having a party at my expense.

          • May 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm

            I’m sorry VC, but……

            😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

            I thought you were writing Greek or something, I was baffled!! I’m guessing you’ve changed the language for your keyboard in your settings – check!!

            • 44 UT Austin Liberal
              May 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm

              Oh VC…. the interview was conducted over the weekend I’m guessing and it is a current 2011 interview. Jamie Gangel (a female) wasn’t speechless, she was smiling and fawning over him. It was disgusting.

              • 45 VC prezOfan2
                May 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm

                UT, don’t worry, I didn’t doubt the interview was current. 😉 Was trying to make the point that the GOPers are using the same arguments against Prez O that they have been using from the beginning, and they are no more effective now than they were then. This was the same reaction I had to the Maureen Dowd commentary in Ireland where she seemed to be sharing ludicrous info that had already been debunked, or dealt with, years ago. These GOP messaging gals and guys, even the supposed liberal leaning ones, just don’t grow!!! Give them one messsage and they stick to it, loooong after the ‘best by’ date! Fortunately most of the rest of the country have growth spurts from time to time.

            • 46 VC prezOfan2
              May 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm

              Chips, with your wacko sense of humour, you WOULD find it funny! 😛 I’m just frustrated because I don’t feel comfortable writing when I don’t know what will show up. Hey, wait a minute! The apostrophe is back! ???? So is the question mark!!! I swear Chips, I never went into ‘settings’ either before or just now! I just left the laptop for a while and went to eat, then came back and …. and… not sure what I did. … It’s working, and I’m happy. That’s all that matters ….. until it decides to party again.

      • 49 dotster
        May 31, 2011 at 10:02 am

        I emailed the Today Show with my displeasure, as I have on numerous other occasions. I often ask if they know any Democrats as it is all Republicans all the time, as on MTP. This time I said I expected President Obama to get the first 15 minutes tomorrow to tout his policies with no questioning from the interviewer. Otherwise, it’s not really fair, the understatement of the century, and they are guilty of biased, partisan, manipulative, unethical programming.

    • 51 hopefruit2
      May 31, 2011 at 9:21 am

      I believe that a significant proportion of the public has wisened up to the media’s antics and is beginning to tune out their nonsense. The anti-Obama crap manufactured by GOP contenders and the MSM simply does not comport with the reality and with what voters are actually witnessing in this President. The GOP has shown itself to be rife with LIARS, flip-floppers, media whores and demagogues. CNN has allowed Republicans to bash the President at every opportunity while giving the likes of Palin free air time to spew her garbage. Yet a CNN poll shows the President’s approval up, not down. Most voters who are interested enough to vote in 2012 know that when the MSM chooses to focus on a so-called gaffe by the President during a very important and successful trip abroad, President Obama is NOT the problem.

      If Romney is desperate enough to put out a commercial bashing PBO in foreign policy, he has already lost the election. Even moderate Republican voters now give the President high marks in foreign policy.

      • 52 VC prezOfan2
        May 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm

        Totally in support of this viewpoint, HF2. IMO the GOPers do not even seem smart, or aware, enough TO UPDATE their lying talking points, and with the President stepping out more and more in places like Arizona, Joplin, and for local interviews, etc. etc. I suspect more and more voters will get a clearer view of who the President really is as he heads into full campaign mode.

    • 53 Debz
      May 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

      What is very strange is that these people like Romney have to win a primary. It seems that all of the repugs plan to win the nomination by seeing who can attack the President the most, instead of fighting each other. Add pawlenty’s childish name-calling and it is really pathetic.

      • 54 hopefruit2
        May 31, 2011 at 9:56 am

        The “attack Obama” strategy may work in the short term by giving them media coverage, securing coporate dollars and firing up their very tiny base. But it will not get them the nomination come November 2012. The attack-Obama strategy might have worked in 2009 and 2010 midterms when people had not really appreciated the impact of Obama’s policies and he was not on the ballot to campaign for himself. But time has passed and a lot more has happened between now and then. People are now seeing that the Republicans have ZERO solutions and bad policies. Repub governors are VERY unpopular even in red states. Obama is now on the ballot and he is a superior campaigner. He has an uncanny ability to make his opponents look inferior while supposedly saying “nice” things about them. And unlike 2008, he has now an undeniable record of achievement to back up his campaign claims.

    • 56 Naijas
      May 31, 2011 at 11:16 am


      I did not see the infomercial, but I still had my fill of Romney after reading an article where he (Romney) was quoted as saying (I am paraphrasing) that PBO was the most ineffective president in history and his term in office so far has been a total failure.

      It galls me how repubs can make the most outlandish and non factual statements and not get called on it. The article I was reading, made no attempts to determine if his statements had a basis in fact or not, they just quoted as a statement of fact.

    • 57 Dorothy Rissman
      May 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      grrrrrrrrr! I understand that mittens gave Obama an F for being a failure as a president. I sure would like the opportunity to wipe that phony smile off of mitten’s face.

  8. May 31, 2011 at 8:37 am

    The problem with the media, and it is every channel, is they are saying over and over that the economy sucks!
    That is all people hear, and it is having an effect on the consumer.

  9. 61 Jessica
    May 31, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The economy is sluggish because of Repub governors who would destroy their state just so Obama won’t be re-elected (coughRickScottcough) and greedy CEOs who are buying companies and giving out bonuses instead of hiring. I think the American people are finally starting to see the light though with these recent poll numbers.

    • 62 hopefruit2
      May 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

      I agree Jessica. And that’s why the Repub governors are so unpopular in their respective states. they were hoping that President Obama would get blamed for their obstructionism but it has backfired big time. Just ask the Floridians!

    • 63 dotster
      May 31, 2011 at 10:17 am

      I have a daughter who works at a big company in Chicago. They cut 30% of their workforce last week even though the company is making more money than ever, the CEOs are making more than ever, their bonuses are larger than ever. Everyone left is expected to do three times as much work for the same money. My daughter said she can’t wait till the partners start crabbing that all the efficiency they’re used to, all the deadlines they used to meet, will no longer be possible. There is simply just not enough people to do the work, and she will slyly ask them if they thought about the consequences before they fired 1/3 of the people who work there.

      • 64 VC prezOfan2
        May 31, 2011 at 7:48 pm

        I wonder though if the remaining workers will not knock themselves out trying to meet deadlines, etc. That has been my experience in the working world. Fearful of being let go themselves workers tend to go above and beyond in scenarios like this one, with the end result that management might really not feel the pinch as they should, and end up praising themselves for the smart cuts while workers pay in deteriorating health or family life. Hopefully your daughter and her remaining coworkers will not fall into that trap.

  10. 65 Fred
    May 31, 2011 at 8:50 am

    what I hate with the MSM is that for 8 years they sat on their collective asses and did nothing to report Bush’s malfeasance with the deficit and our economy yet when POB is working hard to fix it;they are working in unison to undermine him and the recovery

  11. 67 meta
    May 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Chips, I’m thrilled to hear that Moneygall and Ireland in general has had a boost in tourism. I was hoping that would be the case. Wonderful!

    • May 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

      It’s good news Meta! Hotel bookings way up – I hope it keeps going.

      • 69 PoliticalJunkessa
        May 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

        😀 😀 😀

        As BWD said, “the man is a walking stimulus.” I hope for long-lasting economic boost for Moneygall and the rest of Ireland. They really pulled out all the stops for their long-lost native son.

    May 31, 2011 at 9:10 am


  13. 72 Debz
    May 31, 2011 at 9:26 am

    The best news in PBO’s schedule is that he has no public events. I hope he can get some rest, but I know he is working hard. I have given up on the MSM It is good to know that local news will gladly report on what our President is doing.

  14. 73 GOVCHRIS1988
    May 31, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Everytime I see Romney, I remember this…..

    • 74 Debz
      May 31, 2011 at 9:39 am

      That is a classic! what would we do without youtube. That video should be running in a continuous loop.

    • 75 Fred
      May 31, 2011 at 9:42 am

      that is very painful to watch

    • 76 UT Austin Liberal
      May 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

      He’s such an idiot. He’s trying to connect with young and minority voters and he says “Who let the dogs out??!!” No one in the group uttered those words. Only the MORONIC IDIOT (Romney) in the middle. Does he know what those words mean? It’s not a fun thing to say. It basically means “who let the ugly, disgusting, vile creatures out.” That was after all the premise of the song. Did he not see the video? They were calling the girls DOGS! It’s like if you don’t understand a rhyme, a word, a phrase or something colloquial.. don’t effing use it!

  15. 77 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The media does what it does because they get little to no push-back for their actions. I didn’t see the Today show but I would love it if every Obama supporter could blast them with emails, tweets and calls about what took place this morning. They may be Corp Owned but we have People Power. The thing that I have admired so much about what took place in Wisconsin is that the folks in that state are not taking the malfeasance of Walker lying down. They protest, they call, they follow that man around from event to event letting him know that they are not going away. We Obama supporters have to start following that same example and stop being enablers of our lousy, sloppy media.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could form a media bomb team that goes after them in mass numbers to make them accountable to us (the viewers). They only do what they think they can get away with and so far they have been allowed to get away with whatever they want. Trump became a front runner (as ridiculous as he was) because the media put him there. Mark my word that after this little bus scam show SP will skyrocket to the front because the media will put her there. I take EVERY Republican candidate serious (even the quitter). This is a fickle, impatient, media driven society we live in and after last November nothing would surprise me. I know there is a lot of buyers remorse out there right now but how could people have been so easily swayed in less than years? It happened because the media did not focus on the polices that the Obama administration put into place to help them through an awful economic collapse. Instead the media covered tea party rallies and health care reform townhalls. They even took to calling the Health Care Reform bill Obamacare. So they gave the public especially the swing voters the impression that the Obama administration was not doing things that benefited the average person so they bolted to the Right.

    I just feel as though Dems leave far too much of the push back on President Obama’s shoulders and not enough surrogates saturate the media with their side of any story. There is no way that if the Repubs were in charge that they would let the Sunday Talk shows to skew Left every week. They would stomp their feet and complain to make sure every show was equal or leaned in their direction. This past week there were three Dems and eight Repubs on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX. This basically happens every weekend. We have to stop this.

  16. 79 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    So glad to see that PBO has no scheduled public events today. I hope he and the first family are getting lots of zzzzzzzs and having lots of fun!

    *takes out megaphone again*: NOBODY is gonna beat Barack Obama in 2012. He WILL be re-elected easily. All the rest is chatter and noise. I don’t even fret over media malpractice — not worth the time. Sometimes I see Palin and Romney detractors paying more attention to their goings on than even their supporters do. Puzzling, and wasteful. Won’t change a thing and the networks love all the eyeballs. Not me.

    Obama 2012. Take it to the bank.

    Have a great day, everyone :-D!

    May 31, 2011 at 11:12 am


    May 31, 2011 at 11:15 am


  19. 84 Bobfr
    May 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Tien, at TPV, has posted this excellent comparison of FDR and President Obama:


    Suggest you read it and send along to others!

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 85 UT Austin Liberal
      May 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      Hey Bobfr.. I read the article. Very insightful and informative. Democrats have to continue to sing the achievements of PBO and themselves and stop the petty squabbling and whining. We get enough of it in the media.People should stop pining for the “roses” past and work to make the future brighter and better. So once again thanks Bobfr for bringing this article to the notice of TOD’ers.

  20. 86 Asher in Boston
    May 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Just smilling ear to ear about the boost in tourism for Moneygall and Ireland in general. Hoping it only continues to spike upward. Hahaha, Henry the 8th is THE MAN. Let more bus loads pull in. On the other note, to hell with the stupid MSM, gave up on them and I really dont care, they can lie all they want, but most of us have pretty tuned them out and very soon the majority will do likewise. I boycotted those silly Sunday shows long ago. Glad that Potus has no scheduled events today. He deserves a nice rest.

  21. 87 anniebella
    May 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Put his hours in the Oval Office, then go upstairs when he think it’s time for the girls to come home from school, and just relax. That’s my advice for the President today. Just lay back with a book, put your feet up and chill.

  22. 88 anniebella
    May 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I saw Romney but I don’t know what he said because I turn the channel. I refuse to listen to Romney and his lying on President Obama, and the media sitting there going along with all those lies.

  23. 89 JER
    May 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm


    May 31, 2011 1:15 PM EDT
    President Obama makes a personnel announcement
    The White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

    • 90 meta
      May 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      This guy sounds perfect for the position. Thank you, Mr. President, for another very thoughtful and forward-thinking selection to join your outstanding team. BRAVO!!

  24. 91 Nellcote
    May 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I don’t know if it was mentioned in comments this weekend but cspan has an interesting interview with Janny Scott, the reporter that wrote the book about Prez Obama’s mother. Unfortunately the interviewer is ex-fox Major Garrett but still it’s worth watching:


  25. 93 nintendowii10
    May 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I hope Mittens is the nominee. Then President Obama can do to him what President Bush did to John Kerry in 2004: “You were for it before you were against it,” especially on the healthcare issue.

    It’s like Mittens doesn’t even care that he’s flip flopping all over the place, that’s why John McCain defeated him in 2008 for the Republican nomination. And then McCain was soundly defeated by Mr. Obama because McCain was too closely tied to President Bush and because his running mate Ms. Palin was too risky a choice for America as (Vice) President.

    All the Republicans can do is attack President Obama, that’s all they have. They have no credibility on any issue whatsoever. National security? President Obama proved them wrong by killing Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. The economy? A bunch of Republicans are now taking credit for the stimulus package signed into law by President Obama, a stimulus package they labeled “wasteful big government spending” back in 2009. Illegal immigration? Mr. Obama has deported more illegal immigrants than President Bush, and not too many Americans are supportive of the “papers please” bullshit the Republicans are pushing. Women’s issues? Republicans are committing political suicide with their misogynistic legislation legalizing rape and banning funding for Planned Parenthood. The list goes on and on, our President shellacks ALL Republicans on ALL fronts, and they know it, but as I pointed out, they have nothing of substance to campaign on. It’s 2008 on repeat, with each Republican fighting to be the 2012 sacrificial lamb.

    • 94 theo67
      May 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      Good summary – don’t forget that the Republicans are also trying to take away every tool of the middle/working class, from making it harder to vote to union busting to making it impossible to go to college. And in some states, they’ve tried to pass legislation that would make it legal for people to harm abortion providers or women seeking abortion, all disguised as defending the unborn. They are reprehensible.

  26. 95 Proud of Obama
    May 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Romney’s dismal, failing record on jobs while he was governor of Mass. Info we need to spread around. And why did he only serve one term as governor? Because he was a failure? Anyone have any insight?

  27. 97 Hachikō
    May 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    This just came across my twitter stream: RT @ppppolls We polled 481 Republicans in Iowa. 1 picked Jon Huntsman. Not 1%. 1 respondent.

    I got a big kick out of it. 😀

  28. 99 Fred
    May 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Chip where are you my friend?

    hello Hachi 😀

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