twitter townhall

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186 Responses to “twitter townhall”

  1. 1 Doris
    July 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Yup,yup,yup, I’ll be there. Thanks Chips.

  2. 2 ChristiMtl
    July 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    wow the republicans really crashed twitter. Obama-bashing festival……it’s going to be tough to select intelligent questions.

  3. July 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’m just reading the “questions” there are some ignorant stupid people in this country who ought to grow the hell up or just shut up and quit showing their lack. I seriously hope that the President doesn’t have to see most of this garbage.. I am trying to retweet the smart and thoughtful questions, yet haven’t see one yet.

    • 4 Puddin
      July 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      sherijr…I had a feeling it was going to be like this. I woke up this morning (I set my TV to come on at 5:15 AM) hearing one of our local news anchors talking about today’s summit…he said he sent a question, “why is President Obama different from Senator Obama”? His co-anchor asked him why did he asked that question (or something to that effect) and he said, “because Senator Obama promised to do/change things that President Obama hasn’t done”. I thought how STUPID!!!!

      OMG..Boehner (sp) asked a STUPID question…

      • 5 lisalovesobama
        July 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        The so called “news media”—-no more fair and balanced, just say whatever the hell you want, when you want, how you want. ——I want them to stick it down their pipes and choke on it.

      • 6 meta
        July 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

        Wow, there is so much stupid going on there, it’s hard to know where to begin. UGH.

      • 7 Chi
        July 7, 2011 at 5:56 am

        As Tom Joyner said, blame Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and their ilk for emboldening every idiot and racist to poke this great man in the eye…
        But it will not only backfire, it will boomerang back to these racist envious twerps…

  4. 8 desraye
    July 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    It really is dumb people in the U.S. Some are not even about the economy.

  5. 9 Doris
    July 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I’m not worried, the President will shine like he always does. You talkin to me? 😀

    • 10 bonkers
      July 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Exactly. Just keep giving them the rope to hang themselves. President Barack Hussein Obama has done this so many times now…back during the campaign ’07-’08…those 2 (still can’t believe he even did one!) times he took questions just from Repubs and completely embarrassed them…and now likely today.

      Just let them be their predictable selves, then come in when the time is right and drop the hammer. Stanley Ann’s son thrives in this kind of forum.

  6. 11 meta
    July 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Nancy Pelosi’s astonishing graph:

    How many Bills were passed this same time last year?

  7. July 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    The President looks so cuuuuuuuute typing! 😀

  8. 13 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    July 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Hope ya’ll will be able to tolerate the HIJACKED townhall on twitter. Totally Rethug dominated. Where are the sensable Progressive questions?

  9. 15 Charmed
    July 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I knew I wouldn’t be able to get on twitter 🙂

    It’s a shame that the GOP can’t generate attention like President Obama did today….

  10. July 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Pres sent a live tweet. He is soooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooool.

    July 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm


  12. 21 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Papa looks mighty good today.Don’t know if the hair cut or the suit or the tie but he looks good 😉

  13. July 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    He looks sooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood. As usual.

  14. July 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    @whitehouse in order to reduce the deficit,what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep – bo

  15. July 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Pres doing an excellent job as usual. They’re selecting some good questions.

    • 27 meta
      July 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      He’s TERRIFIC. So proud of him and his initiative to do this type of communication. Mr. Twitter is very good as well.

    • 28 hopefruit2
      July 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Yes, he has a wealth of knowledge on a wide range of topics that is staggering.

  16. 29 nintendowii10
    July 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Speaker Boner: “Where are the jobs”

    Excellent rebuttal Mr. President, he needs to work on his typing skills.

    And where are the jobs bills Mr. Speaker? Fuckhead, yeah I said it!

  17. 31 hopefruit2
    July 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Weeper Boner?

  18. 32 collegekay
    July 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    he’s too adorable. I can’t believe he sent a live tweet.

  19. 33 halo
    July 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    He’s doing great!

  20. 34 Hachikō
    July 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    So that attention-seeking fool @ltdanchoi tweeted this today:

    “Dear @BarackObama, your own church supports Marriage Equality! What’s taking you so long? You make Baby Jesus cry.”

    I replied:

    “You may not want to bring baby Jesus into this.”
    Since we all know what the “good book” says about homosexuality.

    This is the moronic response Choi sent me:

    “@marabout40 Baby Jesus has been brung! Jesus’ parents also faced discrimination, and their Personhood also discounted by power elites.”

    How old is this guy? 5? Yeesh!

    • 35 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Choi needs to be put in time out, he clearly has mental issues.

      • 36 hopefruit2
        July 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

        Yes, he needs to sign up at the VA for some Mental health consultation and treatment. And I’m not joking about it. This guy is dangerous and harbors a tremendous amount of anger at the President. Marabout maybe you should twit Mr. Choi about his SILENCE on Michelle Bachman and her homophobic husband. Michelle bachman is a presidential candidate, not some random comedian or talk show host.

        • 37 nintendowii10
          July 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

          Choi is a Log Cabin Republican, so he’ll kiss Bachmann’s ass, just like he was kissing the Chump’s ass at CPAC with his Republican friends.

    • 38 Fred
      July 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Choi’s father is a Pastor.

      Wish I could tweet Choi back and let him know that it is pass time he check himself again in that psych ward and that people are starting to fear for the President’s safety and that folks find him more than insulting comparing himself to MLK and Rosa Parks and that going the baby Jesus route is just too damn much

      • 39 hopefruit2
        July 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

        Choi’s father is a homophobic baptist minister who basically disowned him when he came out. That’s where a lot of Choi’s anger and projections are coming from. Things he dare not tell his own father, he’s projecting on to the President.

        • 40 PoliticalJunkessa
          July 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

          That explains a LOT.

          • 41 isonprize
            July 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

            That explain it ALL!!! Jeeez Louise. This guy has been batshit crazy his whole sorry life. And shame on his “pastor” father for disowning his own child, when it’s obvious this man needed all the love and attention he could get. Sad, sad, sad…

        • 42 Hachikō
          July 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

          I say your comment, Hope, and decided to ask Choi about his father. This is his response:

          “@marabout40 Tough topic but yes. They actually have the same fears: job retention. We actually don’t speak now.”

          • 43 hopefruit2
            July 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm

            Hmmmm…..interesting. I’m glad you asked that question. I think his unexplained “hatred” for the President stems directly from this paternal conflict. However, I disagree that the President “has the same fear” as Choi’s father and is keeping his job on the backs of gay rights. He has done more for the LGBT community than all 42 presidents before him. The president has a job to govern an entire country and preside over the passing of all kinds of legislation. Choi’s father does not have that responsibility. Secondly, I believe that Choi’s father actually believes in this thing – which is why he is a minister in the first place. The actually preach against homosexuality in those churches, whereas the President doesn’t preach against anyone because of who they are. Apples and oranges. Choi really could benefit from a good psychotherapist.

        • 45 Fred
          July 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

          would be nice to remind him that him being gay might not be the only reason his father disowned him but the other reason is that Dan is a major douchebag and a father’s love can only take so much

          • 46 lisalovesobama
            July 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

            hahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahha!!!!! 😆 Oh, Fred, you are frickin awesome. hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahahahhahahhahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahaha!!!!! “major douchebag………a father’s love can only take so much” or go so far—–too true, too true 😆

        • 48 prettyfoot58
          July 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm

          WOW…it is difficult being rejected by your father…Oooo weee

        • 49 Puddin
          July 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

          …no wonder! Thanks hopefruit2 for the 411…Choi needs a new therapist, the one (s) he’s seeing now is not helping!

        • 50 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          July 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

          Well as someone else stated that explains a lot. Choi has been hurt tremondously by his daddy and all his anger is projected toward folks who question his lifestyle. Which in itself is puzzling the way he continously attacks PBO, cause the Prez has been very GAY friendly during his presidency. Choi sounds a little psychotic and needs some real mental and emotional stability. Therapy anyone?

          That said does he really believe Michelle Bachmann will embrace him? She and her husband is probably more HOMOPHOBIC than his dad and on top of that they are devout RACIST.

      • 51 nintendowii10
        July 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t recall MLK Jr. or Rosa Parks being hateful and disrespectful towards JFK and LBJ, how dare this fool Choi besmirch MLK and Rosa Parks!

    • July 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Good grief Hachikō, the guy is even more bonkers than I originally thought. Seriously disturbed.

    • July 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      He craves attention – don’t give it to him. He’ll then say more and more ridiculous things to try and get attention and eventually will go too far for all about his most ardent supporters (by of which I mean the ones cashing in using him as their mascot).

    • 56 Fred
      July 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      well what do we have here.Dan Choi is having a lovefest with Andrew Breitbart 🙄


      • 57 Fred
        July 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

        forgot to add Dan Choi linking an article with a picture of him and a breaking news 🙄

        TPEquality ThinkProgress LGBT
        by ltdanchoi
        RT @TPJustice: BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Reinstates Court Order Striking Down Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell http://thkpr.gs/oaaNWC


        he really loves to not only hear himself;read himself and see himself 🙄

        • 58 lisalovesobama
          July 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

          uhm………ooooooooookaaaay. Where was he when PBO signed the repeal of DADT, or better yet, when DOJ said they wouldn’t be defending DOMA? Isn’t this sort of ‘been there done that’? Am I missing something? Bad Analogy but, it’s like linking to an article saying that bin Laden was a bad man and deserves to be punished AFTER PBO already said he’s dead. Really Choi? Maybe I’m missing something, I didn’t click on the link because I figured anything from that asshat is something I don’t need to see. But my point is: where is the news in the 9th court saying bye, bye, bye to DADT?

    • July 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Hachiko, great response to that mental case Choi. We all know what the good book says about homosexuality. Great response.

  21. 60 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    ya’ll gonna have to excuse me but the President just treated Crusty’s azz big time 😆

  22. July 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Tell ’em, Mr. President. The rich need to pay their fair share.

  23. 62 Ladyhawke
    July 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I feel like I am in a trance. It is downright hypnotic watching President Obama respond to these questions. I am fascinated by the amount of information he can retrieve at a moments notice.

  24. 64 hopefruit2
    July 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I love my President.

    • 65 Ladyhawke
      July 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Can you imagine George Bush or any one of the lackluster GOP presidential candidates doing this?

      This man is fierce.

      • 66 nintendowii10
        July 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        “Uhhh…. I love using the twitter to uh, Tweet my friends and uh…. I find it just as useful as using the Google to uh… look up maps on the uh…. internets.” 😀

  25. 68 m
    July 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    i’m feeling rather left out since i do not twitter, but i still don’t feel like entering the twitter world. i guess at some point i will have to.

    • 69 Doris
      July 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      M, I feel the same way. Can’t quite get there–too old I guess 😀 Maybe one day I will take the leap.

      • 70 Claire
        July 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

        My problem is that I don’t care what anyone’s thoughts are 24 hours a day and I have no time to read them. I also don’t have any interest in sharing my every thought. A few comments online from time to time work for me. 🙂

        • 71 m
          July 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

          Yes, I agree claire. I could say the same about myself! I am excited however thinking how Chipsticks and TODers will be able to make an even greater impact on spreading the positive word about PBO on twitter!

      • 72 Puddin
        July 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

        …me too! As much as I feel left out today…I just can’t get with the whole twitter thing.

    • July 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Okay, I am not the only one left behind here??? [ Hi M, Doris, (and Sue in M), my name is VC and I’m Twitterphobic.] It’s reassuring to know there’s still a spot for me within the TOD family as part of the ‘twitter-less’ arm, ’cause I don’t see myself joining anytime soon – I can barely keep on top of emailing/blog commenting! 😛 Of course, when 2012 really ramps up I might be forced to change my mind as I feel more and more out of the loop. The ‘left-out’ feeling here at TOD is somewhat disconcerting , but I don’t doubt that we will all settle into our ‘new’ roles here. I was pleased and impressed with the way tweeters here came together quickly around the Mark H stupidity and I continue to be proud of the pro-Obama energy generated here. Yes, we can, in whatever venue, just like our President!

      • 74 GGail
        July 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        There are more of us “twitter-less” than you think. But I too am very pleased at our TODers who rallied/tweeted together. As I say “ROCK ON”. We’re right behind you emailing and blogging away. 😀

      • 75 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 6, 2011 at 7:17 pm

        Excellent post VC. I am twitterless as well. I will be helping on the campaign here in Ohio with local OFA and we will need all the tools at our desposal. If I must do twitter to help the Prez get elected so be it. Ohio can swing either way (PBO won Ohio in 2008 by only 4%), but with this Fascist Governor (with 35% approval) you’d think PBO would have a 10pt plus lead on all challengers. Lots of work to be done folks. Obama/Biden 2012!!

  26. July 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I cannot believe that Speaker Boehner is trending on Tweeter….instead of PBO…..Teabaggers are at it….
    He has the nerve (Boener) to ask PBO, where are the jobs….We should all Bombardin him with “where are the jobs boener” and tag #askobama

    • 77 AnitaW
      July 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      Good idea. Done. Although I have to admit in Los Angeles Boehner is not trending.

      • July 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

        my setting is USA,\@ Anita, I tell ya..he;s the last person to ask PBO about jobs? They are sick…they now want to blame PBO, while they haven’t produced zero (0) jobs

        • 79 nintendowii10
          July 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

          And what was the Republican platform last year? Jobs, and they were blaming President Obama BACK THEN!!!!!

          • 80 utaustinliberal
            July 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

            He’s such a dumbass. He’s the speaker of the house and since he took over in January there have been no jobs bills. But I’ll tell you what they’ve done….. they’ve had over 18 bills that commemorate bulidings and parks. So basically they’ve been having naming ceremonies and oh yeah trying to destroy social programs. @johboehner: WHERE ARE THE JOBS!!!!! YA DUMB PUTZ!

    • 81 meta
      July 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      I’ve been hammering him on Twitter and I’m using #GOPFAIL and #askboehner.

  27. 82 AnitaW
    July 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Gosh it’s great to have the smartest guy in the room on our side.

    • 83 lisalovesobama
      July 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      I watched it and the scope of the answers were awesome. As he was talking about Corn versus sugar cane for biofuel I was awestruck! I’ve ALWAYS known he was smart but seeing it in action is always so breathtaking. How is it even humanly possible to be so smart?

  28. 84 nintendowii10
    July 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    “Will you raise tax cuts on the middle class to W levels”

    Sounds like a Republican troll question, how many times must he repeat himself? he already said that he is not for raising taxes on the middle class, good lord people are fucking STUPID!!!!!

  29. 86 halo
    July 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    What’s up with these repetitive questions?!

  30. 87 hopefruit2
    July 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    OT: I just heard that Elliot’s Spitzer’s show on CNN is cancelled? I just saw it on the HP front page so I don’t know how true or when it happened. I guess he had too many negative things to say about banks and corporations? Maybe they simply wanted him to bash the President 23/7 like Campbell Brown (although he came pretty close to doing that)?

    • 88 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Campbell Brown’s show was cancelled because her ratings SUCKED and she stole too much material and ideas from Keith Olbermann.

      • 89 utaustinliberal
        July 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

        I just saw E.D. Hill formerly at Fox News who during the campaign called a fist bump between then candidate Obama and Mrs. Obama
        “a terrorist fist jab.” People went rightfully beserk and it was fun to watch her eat her words. This afternoon she filled in for Brooke whatever on CNN. Guess we know where CNN is heading. They aren’t listening to Fareed Zakaria of CNN who adviced them to stop trying to be Fox News Lite and just give straight reporting.

    • 92 Doris
      July 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      Saw it at Politico.

    • 93 Puddin
      July 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm


  31. 94 nintendowii10
    July 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    “I’d cut welfare programs, people won’t be successful if they are handed everything!” (Paraphrasing)

    Could these trolls be anymore transparent? A lot of the tea party fanatics are on welfare, as well as elected Republicans in Congress.

  32. 95 nintendowii10
    July 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    And the President wins yet AGAIN!!!!

  33. July 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    And there’s that million dollar smile! Outstanding, Mr. President.

  34. 97 Doris
    July 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    He always brings his “A” game.

  35. 98 hopefruit2
    July 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    That was an excellent Twitter townhall. I’d like to see more of these please, Mr. President – if you have the time! I’m sure now the Repubs are going to want to copy this. They have no original ideas and pretty much stalk the President (while attacking him) for ideas on how to look, act, think and speak.

  36. 99 bonkers
    July 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    That last answer should be refined down and made into one of the main campaign messages. That was great!

  37. 100 lisalovesobama
    July 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Lowest point of this town hall : Rusty Boo-Boo’s question, followed by a dynamite rejoiner from PBO: “John needs to improve his typing skills.”
    Loved the end of the Townhall when PBO spun that question into his overarching theme: “invest in the future, look out for the next generation, this is how the American Dream becomes a reality and these are American principles.” Frickin awesome. Also, I didn’t like when PBO was tweeting and the guy was like: “only 140 characters.” He probably didn’t mean anything by it, but I’m always annoyed when people try to rush PBO.

  38. July 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Did you see were that idiot Boehner ask a question about jobs? He has got some nerve, when he haven’t done a dog gone thing to help one person fine a job. I would love to ask Boehner where are the jobs he promise? He wasn’t elected Speaker to do nothing but blame Obama. what have he done? What is he doing?

    • 102 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      The only bills out of the House have been defunding NPR, Planned Parenthood, redefining rape, destroying Medicare… none of which address jobs, but it’s all President Obama’s fault.

      And yet the American people put these Republican clowns in control of spending in the House because they wanted to stick it to President Obama for not giving them their ponies and building Rome in a day! 🙄

      • 103 prettyfoot58
        July 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

        Building Rome in a day…..

        some folks feel that the President has not built Rome in a day…has not leaped tall buildings in a single bounce…and while they talk much about what they feel he has not accomplished…they miss what he has done…against incredible odds….i lead them to this blog,,,and encourage them to clik on the links and see what The President has done…

        we have to ever tell the truth and give our family…friends…neighbors and co workers another perspective in which to view our President…

  39. 104 meta
    July 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I thought the whole event itself was fantastic. The freaks on twitter can slur and sulk, I don’t care. The President did an outstanding job and he looked like he enjoyed it. BRAVO, Team Obama!!!!

  40. 105 Me4obama
    July 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Speaker Rusty, where are the jobs? When will you learn typing?

    • 106 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      The man will learn how to type correctly as soon as he sobers up 😉

      • 107 utaustinliberal
        July 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

        Hahaha… 😆

      • 108 Fred
        July 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

        the American people had been better served has this President not been that kind and didn’t let it slip that Crusty’s a drunk 😉

        I would have let it slip then said whoops my bad 😉

  41. 109 Mae who love our CIC
    July 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    You all mentioned Choi. It seems as though he hates himself and he needs an authoritarian validation. He feels worthless and is mourning the loss of his father. He is looking for a substitute through President Obama. It seems as though he is demon possessed waiting for forgiveness. If he was taught christian principles as a child, he has a war going on inside and he definitely needs counseling.

    • 110 Fred
      July 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      with all due respect but Dan Choi has some major issues that he needs to look into.Everyone has issues but we don’t go around taking it out on folks like the President who has no bearing on Choi’s issues.Dan Choi could have reinlisted and gotten married in NY if he wanted to just like Maddow could have gotten married in Ma years ago yet they yap that the President 🙄 is against them! 🙄

      Dan Choi is a gay man.He has nothing to apologize for.He despite loving his father to death shouldn’t seek his father’s forgiveness but he should work towards making Dan Choi a better person;with a LOT less anger and resentment in his heart.

      Choi is with his behavior losing sight of the big picture and has been trying to turn himself into a cause celebre

    • 111 Brian
      July 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Mae, thanks for your comment. As much as I hate what Choi says, I can’t help but feel he is a VERY troubled soul who merits some compassion. Compassion is by no means assent. He thrust himself into the public arena and yet seems ill-equipped to handle what he unleashed. He needs someone who can pull him back so he can gain perspective; otherwise, I fear for his future.

      I always admire how President Obama soldiers on amidst all the irrational hatred and never demonizes or humiliates his enemies. I wish I had even 1/10th of his character. I would hate to push anyone off a cliff.

      Thanks again, Mae.

  42. July 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I am looking forward to watching it when it is on Whitehouse.gov. I missed the whole thing.

    • 113 meta
      July 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      Hello, dear friend!! It was a very good forum for PBO and he handled everything beautifully. I hope people will watch the whole thing and see this man in action addressing difficult problems and answering questions on tough issues. BEST POTUS EVER.

  43. July 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I only wish he nailed Boehner on jobs, pointing out that Boehner hasn’t passed one damn jobs bill near 200 days into his term as Speaker.

    • 115 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      Well he sort of did that already, in his other townhall/presser (whatever it was) where he said that Congress needs to do their jobs and quit with the theatrics and such.

      But I think that the zinger “John needs to improve his typing skills” was good enough. If the man can’t even type correctly, what business does he have asking POTUS where are the jobs?

    • 116 Anonymous
      July 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      He may not have wanted to antagonise him personally while still trying to get something done on the debt ceiling.
      Thinking the long game way again.

      • 117 Sandy1110
        July 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

        Agreed. That’s why he’s still keeping up the “I believe Speaker Boehner will see the light” message, even though it’s driving some of the Left nuts to the point that they think he’s a naive fool.

        But wait until they hit the August deadline and if the Republicans haven’t come around to something reasonable by then…I’ll bet he has Plan B and probably Plan C. And a few choice words for Boehner and Co.

  44. 118 Ladyhawke
    July 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    This is really pathetic……


    Apparently since this GOP isn’t interested in passing any legislation, they had plenty of time to troll Obama’s Twitter town hall on the economy and jobs.

    In only a matter of weeks this country is risking economic catastrophe if the debt ceiling is not raised. You would think that these members of Congress and their staffs would have more important things to do than trolling Obama’s Twitter Town Hall with their talking points. Is this really what taxpayers are paying them to sit around and do? If they want to have a serious discussion about the economy, the deficit, and the debt ceiling, why don’t they take the President up on his invitation to come to the White House and talk to him face to face?
    Republicans apparently don’t have the time to deal with the economy, jobs, the debt ceiling, or the deficit, but they have all day to hang around Twitter and troll. They think they are winning the message war, but the real message they are sending is that they don’t care about the American people or their problems.

    The hastag that I would use to describe this whole display is #GOPfail.


    • 119 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      The Republicans are mad because they don’t have anyone who could conduct a Twitter townhall that garnered this attention. I mean a Mitt Romney/Michele Bachmann/Hermain Cain/John Huntsman Twitter townhall? PUH-LEEAZE!

      • 120 meta
        July 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

        These clowns don’t even have the facility on the issues let alone the presence to command anyone’s attention. They’re a JOKE.

    • 121 meta
      July 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      Just too much irony for me to handle all in one day.

  45. 122 makesense4tulips
    July 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Its amazing how adults are not aware of the legislative process.

  46. 123 Ladyhawke
    July 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Pelosi Announces Hearing on Risks of Default to the U.S. Economy and Jobs

    July 06, 2011

    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. on the impact of a default on the United States economy, job creation, and seniors and the middle class. This hearing, the only one in the House of Representatives on this critical issue, will emphasize the pain the American people would face if the United States were to default on its debt.

    Witnesses for the hearing include:

    Bruce Bartlett, Columnist, Former Advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush
    Alan S. Blinder, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for Economic Policy Studies
    Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
    Matthew J. Slaughter, Associate Dean of the MBA Program and the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth


    • 124 meta
      July 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      AWESOME. That is my rep right there. I’m tweeting this. Thank you, LH!!

    • 125 prettyfoot58
      July 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      does this mean that she will not be in the meeting with the President?…aren’t they meeting on Thursday as well?

  47. 126 PoliticalJunkessa
    July 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Glad to hear all went well. Of course, we knew it would. He’s always the smartest guy in the room 😉 .

    • 127 Ladyhawke
      July 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      I am kinda glad that Speaker Boehners question was posted. It makes him look petty and foolish. He thought he was being cute by asking President Obama (EXECUTIVE BRANCH) where the jobs are. But I think his little stunt is going to backfire. Because the next obvious question is what has congress (LEGISLATIVE BRANCH) done to create jobs? It would be great if one of the lazy media stenographers actually did their jobs and asked Speaker Boehner why his caucus has not introduced any jobs bills in six months.

  48. 128 Me4obama
    July 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I can’t believe CNN and Msnbc carried the townhall live. I think they got bored of Casey Anthony and sista barracuda is MIA.

    • 129 utaustinliberal
      July 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Is Nancy Grace “sista barracuda?” Because if that is who you’re talking about, then I wholeheartedly agree. She reminds me of a dog contaminated with rabies. Always disgustingly rabid and frothing at the mouth. She is pure and utter drivel. Takes up too much damn valuable tv space and time. She’s supposedly a lawyer, yet knows next to nothing about the law but she is excellent at shoddy, tabloid, sleazey, muckraking gossip. She is the epitome of a Newstainer. Emphasis on the crap “entertainment.”

      Oh wait….. I just realized Sarah Palin is “sister barracuda.” Oh well, my disdain applies to both of them.

    • 130 lmrj
      July 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      The main reason they carried it was because it was a technological first and they felt compelled to carry it. They said it was a mediocre townhall, but they just couldn’t help themsleves for fear of being left out. (said it in so many words)…. SMH…..

      • 131 Betsy
        July 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm


        • 132 EDP4BHO
          July 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm

          Yeah, mediocre !! Mediocre is why the rethugs and haters can’t stop watching President Obama; can’t stop making ugly remarks on YouTube as they watch his every move and listen to his every word. They are obsessed with anything and everything he does, whether to their liking or not, because they know they have nothing in comparison. From Uncurious George to Professor-in-Chief with amazing swagga, they grieve. Lovin it 😀

  49. 133 meta
    July 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Another first in the White House. PBO has more ideas, more intelligence, more creativity, more saavy and more energy than any of his predecessors.

    • 134 hopefruit2
      July 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      That’s why I’m excited about the 2012 campaign. If people thought that 2008 was exciting, just wait. Our President has ALOT more in store. Apart from the fact that he’s one of the best and brightest, he likes to surround himself with those who are among the best and brightest in their respective fields. All the tech geeks loves them some Obama because they now have a President who validates them after they have spent all the time before this being mocked and ridiculed as “uncool nerds.”

      • 135 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        Exactly hopefruit. I couldn’t put the words better myself. Amazing man in the Whitehouse we have. If it wasn’t for the MSM and their disdain for our Commander in Chief his approval ratings would be around 57%-60%. Go figure.

  50. 136 makesense4tulips
    July 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I truly believe President Obama , got a whammy up his sleeve on this debt ceiling thing. july 22nd is the deadline and i think this will be classic.

    • 137 Anonymous
      July 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Do you mean makesense4tulips, that PBO has on his poker face again? I surely hope he is successful at this because rethugs are atleast figuratively digging in their heels. I would love to be able to crack a big smile at their expense, like we did in December and that compromise which made them look damn stupid.

    • 138 Betsy
      July 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      I hope you are right. I really admire President Obama for doing this, and I hope the people who submitted tweets (like me :)) were excited to have their president answer them in this manner.

  51. 140 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Eric Bolling Hosts Tom Tancredo To Rant About “Black Thugs” And Guns


    when will someone;anyone call Eric Boilling and Tom Tancredo the Grand Wizards that they are

    • 141 hopefruit2
      July 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      I will right now. Eric Bolling and Tom Tancredo are Grand Wizards of the KKK.

    • 142 nintendowii10
      July 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      Ahhhh Eric Bolling. The same racist piece of shit who said that President Obama was inviting hoodlums in the hizzouse and then had to apologize for it.

    • 143 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Yawn……this rhetoric will only intensify as the election cycle nears closer. The more BRILLIANCE coming from PBO the more the RACIST will come out of the woodwork as we get closer to Nov. 2012.

  52. 145 blondegrrl
    July 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I will have to catch up on all of this when I get home from work tonight – amazing comments here from the TODers – sounds like our President did a great job.

  53. 146 anameti
    July 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The President did amazing. I am so proud of the work he is doing on behalf of the American people

  54. 147 anameti
    July 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I am so proud of our president and the work he is doing for the American people.

  55. 148 GGail
    July 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Chipsticks – the first video has been removed by UTube?

  56. 152 isonprize
    July 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Okay, I’m very late to the game, and didn’t get to participate in any of this new, new, NEW media twitter town hall, but I gotta ask…

    Who else thinks it is just TOO COOL to have the presidential seal on a laptop?

  57. 158 carolyn
    July 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Okay…..Mittens has been following the President everywhere…stalking some have called it!…..let’s see him try to duplicate this afternoon’s Town Hall!!!! No way could he do that!

  58. July 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    It’s been a good day for our amazing President. I felt down at first when I saw all the tweets from the haters but the good outnumbered
    The bad.

  59. 160 Me4obama
    July 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    OT. Is anyone here following the Rupert Mudoch scandal. I am afraid David Cameron will go down with him. Well I go look it up on other sites and try to inform myself. It’s a BFD.

    • 161 meta
      July 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      It’s definitely a BFD. Watched some of British QT this morning and it was a bit of a riot. We’ll see how things shake out.

    • 162 Me4obama
      July 6, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Sorry for my typo, I have been Rusty-nized. I meant to say I will go look up the story on other sites.

    • July 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      It got even bigger tonight M4O with the news that Murdoch’s scumbags even hacked the phones of families of British soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. There really aren’t any words for these people. But I doubt that Cameron will really suffer personally on this, even though he employed the former editor of the News of the World as his media guy. Although nothing would please me more than to see a Conservative PM in deep trouble.


      • 164 Me4obama
        July 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm

        Oh dear, that’s very despicable to do. Rupert Murdoch is the Cancer to True Journalism. I hope he is brought down to his knees. Shame, shame, shame. Murder victims, terrorist victims, karma is a bitch.

      • 165 meta
        July 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        This appears to be spinning out of control. I’m betting we haven’t seen the worst of it yet. SCUM. I detest Murdoch.

      • 166 theo67
        July 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm

        If he did it to British soldiers, he probably did it to American soldiers. That’s going to send people over the edge.They have no boundaries – these FOX people. So disgusting.

      • 168 Titti
        July 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

        There was a guy (former journalist) on the radio trying to defend this, saying that this was journalism and them trying to get ‘the scope’ ahead of the competition. I was livid! No shame or remorse at all. What has ‘journalism’ descended into?! This gross misconduct and invasion of privacy is disgraceful and disgusting – gutter press!!
        And to think that this government gave them a free reign to SKY. I hope they bring them down (Cameron hired one of the editors of this paper as his PR guy and had to fire him when shyt hit the fan) and that News Int. takes a hit. Apparently companies are only removing their adverts from ‘News of the World’ paper not News Int. They need to remove them from News Int. for it to affect News Int.

  60. 169 halo
    July 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Ok, did anyone else want Obama to tweet a more interesting first “live tweet” or was that just me?

    He should have gone with “Hello, world!” or “Boehner, get out from under your desk and stop crying.”

  61. 176 GGail
    July 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Wow, I just finished watching the whole POTUS Twitter-fest and boy can he answer questions right on the spot – with…get this…INTELLIGENT Answers. I do so admire that man who happens to be our President of the United States. Logic beats stupidity any day.

  62. 177 LYNND
    July 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Well,well, this is a first: I’ve never seen a President use a computer.

  63. 178 CEB
    July 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    He types much better than I. I also love that he has an Ipad.
    PBO does so well in public forums because this is his idea of having fun. He is smart and fearless and they cannot touch him. One of the reasons that they hate him is that they want to be him
    What the hell is wrong woth Boehner?

  64. July 7, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I want to see Murdoch go down. I am supposed to love my enemies so I figured out the best way to do this. I am praying for justice for all the Murdochs, Kochs and all the other unethical media..

  65. 182 Titti
    July 7, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Just love ‘his brain’. The guy is so well versed in every subject you can think of affecting the American people (and the World). He doesn’t have to resort to made up words and facts to get his message across. Was so impressed that he could type as well – real typing not the ‘two finger’ bashing. No wonder Rethugs can’t help but be jealous and angry all the dayum time – they don’t even have half the ‘package’ that this guy is.

  66. 183 ingrid
    July 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Hello Everyone
    I just could not let this opportunity pass. I have to say that I notice the Repubs, AS WELL AS PEOPLE IN HIS OWN PARTY are trying their best to ensure that your great President Obama does not see another term!
    Well, I’ve got news for them, he shall!
    As a foreigner I give you Chips and the whole Obama Ocean my deepest and most profound moral support since I BELIEVE that you all will be victorious in the upcoming elections!
    Flood them with your votes and your love and we’ll see who has the last laugh.

    Work hard, work smart and eep your spirit up!

    • 184 GGail
      July 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Hello ingrid and thanks for the words of encouragement! We feel the love from around the world and we are grateful for the emotional support!

  67. 185 ingrid
    July 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Sorry, typo! (tee hee)


    • 186 Asher in Boston
      July 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for your support. Yeah, he is great aint he? We will do all we have with in us us to secure him a second term.

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