189 Responses to “at the end of the day…”


  1. 1 Brian
    July 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    75 minutes? Is that a good sign or a bad sign?

  2. 3 ChristiMtl
    July 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Cong leaders will return to the WH for more talks tommw, POTUS will hold a press conf in the morning

    • 4 theo67
      July 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      I can’t wait for the press conference. The Republicans are backing themselves into a smaller and smaller corner.

    • 5 lmrj
      July 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      AM presser = finest, most intelligent use of the bully pulpit once more. PBO is ON FIRE keeping the pressure on! 🙂

  3. July 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    They’ll work it out. I’m expecting movement toward an agreement and good news.

  4. 7 meta
    July 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Well, this from Dan Pfeiffer:

    Congressional leaders will return to the WH for more talks tomorrow. POTUS will hold a press conference in the morning.

  5. 8 desertflower
    July 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Maybe we should call the congress critters in the AM….?

  6. 9 Me4obama
    July 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    My administration “source” tells me that my president Bitch slapped Boner on his way out he is still crying. Can’t wait for the press conference.

  7. 12 utaustinliberal
    July 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I’m glad PBO gave them a definitive timetable (10 days) as to when he expected a deal on the table. Playtime is over. Plus, the info that came out this weekend that PBO was willing to eliminate $4 trillion in debt in 10-12 years, in return for elimination of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, going back to the tax status under the Clinton administration, closing of all tax loopholes, making the corporate tax rate higher and a host of other things and Boehner walked out, makes PBO look like the grown up he is, and Boehner basically has no leg to stand on. If I were Boehner, I would watch out for the evil one; Cantor. Cantor is heavily gunning for Boehner’s position as Speaker of the House and he is gunning for Boehner’s position as leader of the republican caucus. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Right now PBO is the only friend Boehner has in the negotiations and he would be wise not to burn that bridge.

  8. July 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    huh? wasn’t this supposed to last several hours or was that the last one? I don’t like this. seems too short.

    • 16 GGail
      July 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      Now, now, let’s not start sprinkling speculation. What do we know? We know that the President will speak in the morning and then we will know what we know.

      • 17 hopefruit2
        July 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

        Like me, I think gobrooklyn was ready for a straight-up all night ACTION!!! Bowl of popcorn, beer, chips, remote in hand. Not seeing bed until 4AM tomorrow.

        Ok..all jokes aside, I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s presser – I will set my DVR if it’s going to be during work.

    • 18 meta
      July 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      It sounds like this meeting was more about process than it was about substance. Setting the parameters and timelines for future discussion. I expect them to put the pedal to the metal in the next 10 days.

    • 20 Tally
      July 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      AWESOME ARTICLE!!!!

    • 22 TrumpDog
      July 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      Here’s a good comment:

      In the past, you have always heard Republicans talk about “uncertainty” over taxes; “uncertainty” over the healthcare plan; etc. I don’t know how many times I heard conservative talking heads say that businesses were “uncertain” over whether or not the Bush tax cuts would be extended or not, and that is the reason they were not hiring last year and the year before.

      Now that the Bush tax cuts have been extended, where is that great growth Republicans were talking about?

      If there is any uncertainty, now, and there probably is, I would tend to think it is because of uncertainty over whether or not the debt ceiling is going to be raised……and Republicans are doing their damnedest to make sure there is much uncertainty here by not allowing it to happen.“-General Jack D

      But guess what the Get Obama Party had the nerve to say? They say the jobs number would have been lower had the Bush Tax cuts not been extended.

      I kid you not.

      It’s time to put some pressure on them. They said they had a jobs bill. They have not produced it. Leader Pelosi said Democrats have forced ten votes on job-creation measures in this Congress – and Republicans have voted ‘no’ each time. http://www.democraticleader.gov/news/press?id=2228

      Why is that? Why is no one asking about that?
      Where are the jobs? That’s something we can call our Congressmen/women and ask.

      Is there a Twitter hash of #Wherearethejobs? If not, there needs to be.

      • 23 nathkatun7
        July 11, 2011 at 1:23 am

        Great comment TrumpDog! These teabag-Republicans are just playing games. They seem to be in cahoots with the big banks and the multinational corporations who are sitting on tons of money and refusing to invest in the economy to create jobs. Exactly where are the jobs? The government bailed out the to big to fail banks. Businesses have received tax cuts after cuts. So where are the Jobs? Why are the big banks refusing to lend to small business which are the engine of job creation? To repeat, where are the Jobs Republicans? Obviously when these jokers campaigned on the promise to create jobs, what they really meant is that they had to first destroy jobs so as to deny President Obama a second term before they and their corporate masters began to invest in the economy. Clearly, the unemployed American workers are being used as pawns in the Republican grand strategy of ensuring that President Obama is a one term president. This is the truth that has to constantly be exposed: The #1 goal of teabag-Republicans is the defeat of President Obama. To achieve that goal teabag-Republicans have no qualms seeing millions of Americans continue to be unemployed. They don’t even care if their refusal to raise the debt celling plunges the country in a Depression and causes a world-wide economic catastrophe.

        Sadly, the clueless PL fail to pay attention to the games being played by the teabag-Republicans. Instead of having the President’s back, they enthusiastically join in bashing and demonizing the President who is trying his best to avert an economic catastrophe.

        • 24 busbus
          July 11, 2011 at 2:18 am

          I disagree with your statement, “Sadly, the clueless PL fail to pay attention to the games being played by the teabag-Republicans.”

          In my opinion, the PL is fully aware of the games being played! They are also playing games! For whatever their reason: ideology, feign anger or so-called disappointment, they want to unseat this president.

          Between the far right and the far left, it seems that it doesn’t matter to them if we keep our Republic and our democratic form of government as long as they accomplish their goal of defeating the re-election of Barack Obama.

          • 25 Tally
            July 11, 2011 at 3:03 am

            The PL are all angry Hillary supporters who are still bitter she lost the primary and want her to run. She’s said NO a bazillion times.

            They need to move and cannot.

            That is their sad story in a nutshell.

          • 27 prettyfoot58
            July 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

            ,,what are the motives of the PL..who continue to thrash and demean the President…i have thought about this on many occasions…i think that their motives are the same,,,as the TP/Republicans…but with a twist…racism is a factor…but they also feel that because they voted for him…..somehow they own the President tnat he should kow tow to their ideas and ideology…..and that he should be extremely grateful and beholden to them….

            with those Black Folks who continue to thrash and demean the President…he is just not Black enough…and because the President does not get down and dirty that he is weak…a wimp…etc…

            and thru it all…our President…keeps his eyes on the Prize…and moves forward….and stands head and shoulders above them all…

  9. 28 meta
    July 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    PBO’s presser is at 11:00am EST.

  10. 36 Me4obama
    July 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    The quitter in chief is sending Speaker Rusty a warning if he raises the debt ceiling he is in trouble. A ya ya ya ya.

    • July 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      I believe there will come a day when she (Palin) will go back to Alaska, and never be heard from again. I pray.

      • July 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        But anniebella, it sounds like they don’t even want her in Alaska anymore. Where will she go? Maybe Russia? At least she’ll be able to see her old Alaskan back door from there.

        • July 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

          Chipsticks I doubt if Russia want her. But surely there is somewhere she can go. I will never forgive John McCain for this.

          • 40 nathkatun7
            July 11, 2011 at 1:43 am

            I am sure she can go to either Texas or South Carolina. While i sincerely admire millions of people in both states who have good sense, I also know that a state that can elect the likes of Joe (“You Lie”) Wilson and Jim DeMint (SC); or Louis Gomer and Rick Perry(TX); can easily welcome Sarah Palin. Arizona seems to be waking up and her idiotic politics may not sell there in the future. Then, of course, there is always Idaho, if she wants to stay in the North, or Louisiana and Mississippi, if she prefers going South to warmer climates.

            • 41 Chi
              July 11, 2011 at 6:02 am

              She went to “college” in Idaho or so we are told…

              One of the many stops in what was a run through several community colleges in a bid to get one very questionable degree…

        • 42 Nellcote
          July 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

          Well she did buy that hideout in Arizona.

      • 43 desertflower
        July 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

        Please….telling you, I’m waiting to see her in the grocery store!!!! (In AZ….)

        • 44 Mae who love our CIC
          July 11, 2011 at 3:51 am

          I think Sarah Palin’s move to AZ is to position her to run for an office of Governor, Senate or House of Rep. Her appeal suits the residents of AZ.

    • July 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Hopefully it would encourage her to run – I’d give anything to see her in a debate with Bachmann (and all the other nutjobs), they’d eat each other alive. Seriously, there’d just be bones left on the floor at the end of it.

    • 50 dotster
      July 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      It’s one trick after another with the quitter——whatever happened to her big flashy bus tour, by the way? Have you seen her new booby cover on Newsweek? Gawker sums up the “I Can Win” story quite amusingly. P must have been eaten alive by jealousy of Bachmann stealing all her dippsy-doodle limelight and so is inserting herself again. We only got a little break when the bus tour broke down from Paul Revere’s bells warning the British.
      http://gawker.com/5819815/newsweeks-new-sarah-palin-article-the-highlights

      • 51 utaustinliberal
        July 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

        Oh yeah I saw this on MTP. Palin is such an attention whore. Whenever the conversation or lamestream media doesn’t revolve around her, she has to find ANYWAY to interject herself into the conversation. When they’re covering her ad nauseam, she complains that they distort her words and distort her statements by asking her “gotcha” questions. She is never satisfied. It’s SICKENING.

      • July 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        Sorry but that photo of her is horrid. She looks a hundred. Her face is puffy and saggy. They really think this woman is hot? Please. And she so wants Prez O to mention her name. She’s so mad that he doesn’t think she’s worthy of a thought. It’s really sad that the media keeps pushing this aging, dumb, ugly-hearted woman on America.

        • 53 Chi
          July 11, 2011 at 6:10 am

          Too much cosmetic surgery…
          She can barely move her lower lip and it appears now that her daughter has gotten into the surgical “enhancement” gig too quite early and with the same very questionable results…

          No college education, no focus, no work ethic, just get rich quick schemes like her mother…

          God forgive me but sometimes all this madness and elevation and promotion of the vilest of human beings makes one wonder out aloud to God: WTF Lord…?

    • 54 TrumpDog
      July 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      I was wondering how long it would be until she started seeking attention.

  11. July 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    All this is uncall for. The Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling, so that they could be focusing on jobs. They raised the debt ceiling seven times under G.W.Bush, seven times. Tell me 2012 politics doesn’t have something to do with this whole thing. If in 2010 the Tea-Republicans were never given the control of the House, this wouldn’t be going on. I blame the PL who didn’t vote, I blame all the others who didn’t feel the need to go vote, I blame the Independents for running to the Republicans. Every vote does matter.

    • 56 isonprize
      July 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      You got it, anniebella! All the more reason why we are going to have to work our tails off to get Pres. Obama re-elected. Some people have to put their hands ON THE STOVE in order to learn that it is hot…

    • July 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      He has turned the argument around, by saying he wants 4t in cuts, boner refuses and makes him look like it’s the republicans that don’t care about the debt.
      That is driving brilliant!

  12. 58 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    75 MINS…NOT VERY LONG. I GUESS WE HAVE TO WAIT THIS ONE OUT.

    • 59 meta
      July 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      The right-wing nutjobs have set up a pattern. Squeeze every last ounce of drama out of every single decision. Force the nation to deal with their ineptitude and blame PBO. Make everybody crazy with worry until the last moment of every single item. It’s called ABUSE.

    • 60 hopefruit2
      July 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      I think they couldn’t go any longer because Harry Reid was sleepy, and Boehner was sobbing hysterically. Can’t have a proper meeting under those conditions. President Obama asks: “Is this an F-ing daycare or what?” VP Joe replies, “No, but it’s a big F-ing Deal!” And Boehner burst out into even more tears at that! Meanwhile Cantor snarled and hissed throughout the entire meeting, causing some of the press pool camera men to pack up and run out of the room in fright.

      • July 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        You know, I bet that’s exactly what happened 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

        • 62 utaustinliberal
          July 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

          Hahahahahahah… thanks for that hopefruit2

        • 64 HZ
          July 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

          Chipsticks, knowing our President, I bet that is what happened. But he did tell them that they could have their bottles now. ” Speaker, you have to wait until everyone choose their favorites, then I want you to know that I have an entire bar down the street open all night for you. Okay, John, have a nice evening.” Now, I need to go and have some quality time with my family.”

          • 65 hopefruit2
            July 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

            Luckily, there is a “Buy-Buy Baby” store right next to the open bar…so the WH staff could get bibs for Baby Boehner to have his bedtime bottle.

      • 66 thoughtful3
        July 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm

        lol 😉 hilarious, hopefruit2

      • 67 desertflower
        July 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

        HA! I bet Cantor’s head swirled around 360 degrees and he spewed vomit.

      • 68 TrumpDog
        July 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm

        I think they couldn’t go any longer because Harry Reid was sleepy, and Boehner was sobbing hysterically. Can’t have a proper meeting under those conditions.

        LOL! 😀

  13. 69 carolyn
    July 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Well, I love it that the President made those Congress people come to work on a Sunday! If they worked half as much as he does, this would have been taken care of a long time ago. By making them meet on Sunday evening, he served them notice, playtime is over!!! We know they weren’t happy about that. Boehner is in a box, a no-win situation for him. Cantor is drooling after that job!

  14. 74 Anonymous
    July 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Soca Sweet

    Hi Chipsticks,

    How do I get my blog name to be Soca Sweet instead of Anonymous. Soca is the music of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Jacqui

    • 75 utaustinliberal
      July 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      You just go to http://www.wordpress.com and create an account. They’ll ask you to create a blog, but having an account doesn’t mean you need to have a blog. Your name can only be in lowercase letters. So it’ll be soca sweet. After that, come back to TOD and subscribe to Chipsticks blog. So anytime you come to the TOD site, you log in with your name and password, and after your 1st comment, Chipsticks will clear you from “pending” and after that you can keep leaving comments. Just make sure you log in first so you don’t appear as Anonymous and your comments can go straight through. Hope this hepls. 🙂

  15. 79 Ladyhawke
    July 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I went to the mall today and watched the people eating, browsing and shopping. Too many are oblivious to the danger the Republican Party has brought to the country. I can’t imagine anyone but President Obama leading the country right now. I know we will be getting regularly scheduled updates from PBO until the situation is resolved. The media has done a dismal jobs of educating and informing the public. They are too easily distracted by shiny objects and GOP talking points. I have given up on them. Clearly, it will be sites like BWD, TOD, The Peoples View, Wee See You and others on the blogroll that will get the facts out to the people.

    ‘A GAMBLE WHERE YOU BET YOUR COUNTRY’S GOOD NAME’

    By Steve Benen

    I can’t help but think the vast majority of the public just doesn’t fully appreciate what’s transpiring here.

    We’re dealing, after all, with fairly obscure legal mechanisms. Most Americans don’t know what the federal debt ceiling is, and in fairness, they’ve never had to. It’s a law that was approved more than eight decades ago, and hasn’t been particularly controversial or even relevant since. Policymakers have always realized they have an obligation — legal, economic, moral, and otherwise — to do the right thing.
    .
    .
    Americans almost certainly can’t appreciate the extent to which they’ve made a tragic mistake. Voters perceived the Republican Party has a conservative governing party, capable of responsible center-right governance, and rewarded the GOP handsomely in 2010. What voters probably didn’t understand are the similarities between today’s Republican Party and a not-terribly-bright organized-crime family, run entirely by petulant children.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/a_gamble_where_you_bet_your_co030774.php

    • 80 Tally
      July 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      BRILLIANT ARTICLE!!! And pretty much what I said below! Thanks for the link!

    • 82 isonprize
      July 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      @Ladyhawke – also remember, we need an organized campaign to register new voters (and invigorated the already registered ones). Most folks are oblivious to the stuff that we talk about on a regulare basis here on TOD and the other sites you mentioned.

      (We really are politics junkies) But most folks really don’t care, until it comes right into their living rooms. And even then, sometimes, they don’t connect the dots. We have to be ready to get them “in” next year.

      • 83 Ladyhawke
        July 11, 2011 at 6:47 am

        So true isonprize. Voter disenfranchisement is the biggest threat to the reelection of President Obama. The Republican Party has nothing to offer the American people so the only way they win is to rig the system.

        I was encouraged to see the post below at ThinkProgress. Also, Bill Clinton recently did a speech where he said the GOP War On Voting Is Most Determined Disenfranchisement Effort Since Jim Crow. That is a powerful statement.

        —————————————————-
        Sixteen senators led by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) submitted a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder last week asking him to examine whether the Voting Rights Act’s prohibitions on laws preventing minorities from voting invalidate so-called “voter ID” laws, which effectively disenfranchise thousands of elderly, disabled, and low-income voters:

        We are writing to express our concerns about highly restrictive photo identification requirements under consideration or already signed into law in several states. These measures have the potential to block millions of eligible American voters without addressing any problem commensurate with this kind of restriction on voting rights. Studies have shown that as high as 11% of eligible voters nationwide do not have a government-issued ID. This percentage is higher for seniors, racial minorities, low-income voters and students. Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and we urge you to protect the voting rights of Americans by using the full power of the Department of Justice to review these voter identification laws and scrutinize their implementation.
        —————————————————-

        http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/07/09/264314/sixteen-senators-ask-doj-to-investigate-potentially-illegal-state-voter-disenfranchisement-laws/

  16. 84 HZ
    July 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I think that we should not be anxious. We have a President who does his homework with precision. He listnes, he allows each at the table to speak. He gathers the thoughts in a respectful manner, and he does more homework to meet with whomever he needs to. I am not worried because I feel that we have a brilliant mind in the Oval Office, and he will do his job for the American people. Let us allow him to do this. We must continue to support(even when we have differences) but the big thought here is supporting him. We are not the enemies here, we are part of the foundation of the building that we sent this wonderful man (who works his butt off) day in and day out for all of us. That is what the msm wants to hear us whining (their name for it) but we do not whine, we express our thoughts with respect and we try to find ways to move with our President in accomplishing the difficult job he has to do. We will wait for the presser and think great thoughts, say our respectful prayers or meditation for our President with strong hope and support that we will win this one. We have people all over the world praying, saying beautiful words out in the universe for this President. Trust me, we have the technology today and a fierce group of Great focus young people who are willing to support this President. Let us still do it, and remember we are unified behind this President, Barack Obama our 44th President of these United States.

  17. 85 Tally
    July 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Here is what I posted on the HP (yeah, I know, but I couldn’t resist posting) article about the IMF head telling the US to raise the debt ceiling or else:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/10/imf-us-borrowing-limit_n_894044.html

    “It’s obvious the CryBaggers don’t understand concept economics, only what two different words mean: Debt and Ceiling. What they don’t understand , is when you put them together, it means something else entirely.

    The DEBT in question, has ALREADY been incurred. The soldiers are in the field, the tanks have been been delivered. We now have to PAY FOR THEM.

    I guess we need to rename the Debt Ceiling the Payment Ceiling.

    You can’t talk about repairing the barn after the horse has already gotten out. That boat has sailed. Now we have to pay the owner because we lost their horse.

    Congress has already passed the budget in question. It’s DONE. Mr Peabody has no WayBack Machine in real life. Law states Congress must pay for the US incurred debts.

    If you want something, you have to pay for it, otherwise, it’s THEFT, and that is against the law. So who do you think the law will side with, Congress basically stealing things by not paying for them, or Obama paying the bill?”

    • July 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Here, here….damn you facts!

      • 87 Tally
        July 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

        HAAAAAAAAAAAA! 😆 😆 😆

        • 88 desertflower
          July 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

          GOOD! Those facts are tricky things! I have always said that the majority of people do not understand that raising the debt limit DOES NOT MEAN INCREASE THE CREDIT CARD LIMIT…it means paying for what you already bought…The R’s are framing it the other way around(surprise)

          • 89 dotster
            July 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

            I think that’s why Bachmann’s crowd cheers wildly when she yells that she will NEVER AGREE TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING! The dumb teabaggers think it’s about future spending. Not the brightest bulbs—-Bachmann and her idiotic followers.

            • 90 desertflower
              July 11, 2011 at 1:00 am

              I’m almost certain you’re right about that. They have no idea how govt works nor what the Constitution says either.

    • 91 Ladyhawke
      July 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Exactly Tally. Payment Ceiling is perfect. It is congresses responsibility to ensure our debts are paid. Threatening to allow a default means they are violating their oath of office. And remember, the Republicans made a big deal of reading the Constitution out loud at the beginning of the 112th congress. Spare me. It’s President Obama who is fighting to uphold the Constitution. I wish the American people understood that. I don’t think they get it yet.

    • 93 utaustinliberal
      July 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you for this clearminded explanation. That’s what the basic repub on the street and the repubs in congress don’t seem to understand. The debt has been incurred, the goods and services distributed, now we have to pay for them. It was the same issue with the govt shutdown debate. The budget they were arguing over was the 2011 budget that had already been presented in 2010. The money had been spent and they were trying to make “cuts” on nonexistent money.

      • 94 Tally
        July 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        The GOP has officially lost their fucking minds, and is encouraging everyone to become THIEVES by signing this pledge:

        http://cutcapbalancepledge.com/pledge.php

        Romney and all of them are signing it. Everyone who signs this in Congress should be FIRED and ARRESTED FOR THEFT, and being a freeloading, beadbeat douchebag.

        They are treasonous fucks, and putting the security of the United States, and thus everyone in uniform around the globe in harms way.

      • 97 desertflower
        July 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

        Funny how they agreed to this spending:) Now they’re cutting and running….or they ordered their fancy $350 wine and the expensive meal, and walked out the door without paying. In my book, that’s called STEALING!

    • 99 hopefruit2
      July 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      That’s exactly right Tally!

    • 100 Bobfr
      July 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Well stated, Tally.

      Have had this discussion more times that I ever thought would be necessary. The Congress bought stuff – much of it with borrowed money – and it’s either pay or bankrupt the Nation.

      For those who tweet, perhaps #GOP_BANKRUPTS_USA would be fitting.

      Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 101 nospin
      July 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      good post. What surprises me is that folks think this current debt ceiling issue is all about the Obama administration. Most don’t understand that these bills occurred under the previous administration.

  18. July 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    If Rusty was any kind of leader he would go back to the teapublican caucus and tell them to get their sad crazy asses in gear and lets broker a deal so that we can get this country back on solid ground.

    We all know Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t take this crap from any of the democratic caucuses.

    • 109 hopefruit2
      July 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      As usual giving a one-side pro-Republican spin on what is going on. I will wait for the President’s presser tomorrow.

  19. 110 Me4obama
    July 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    OT: Just saw a picture of Marty Nesbit, PBO ‘s friend coming from camp David. Good to know he surrounds himself with trusted friends not the washington elites who will stub him in the back for book deals.

    • July 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Me4obama, this is great news. Trust me, if you saw Marty coming from Camp David, you take comfort in strong conversation to a best friend and just being there for your best friend.

  20. July 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    We should all see now the GOP can’t deal when a thinking President. The President is David against Goliath( the greedy party and the Koch Brothers ) in the valley of DC politics. But The President has in his sling the Stone of truth and fairness for all sending it through the air to the Center of the forehead of stupidness. Now sit back and watch the giant fools fall. Remember when come in the crosshairs of President Obama and he brings the full force of his mind to a situation and he is ready to get it done. You lost the fight before you started the Man does not give up or in. So Boehner and McConnell might as well give it up to prolong the pain of losing again is truly stupid. Remember they told the President to come to congress and talk they lost that battle and before that they said they were going to shut the Government down they lost that battle.Bin laden thought he could hide in plain sight and he really lost that battle to A PRESIDENT WHO KEEPS HIS WORD AND HIS OATH OF OFFICE FOR REAL TO PROTECT AND DEFEND AGAINST ALL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.SO the GREED OVER PEOPLE PARTY best get ready they are going to lose again. This President is going to Win The Future YES WE CAN

    • July 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts and insights wesleya17. So on point. I read, some years ago a very good book,”Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral work.” eugene Peterson. No, I am not a pastor, but at the time I was going through some difficult times, and a friend gave me this book to read. It helped me to focus on the situation from another point of view. I do feel that this President is so focus on his duties that he will win again as you so well stated it. I concur, “This President is going to Win The Future Yes We Can. thank you, wesleyq17.

  21. 114 Tally
    July 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Please google : Sign Debt Pledge and see what you find. The media is complicit in this treason.

    #GOPFAIL #MEDIAFAIL #GOPTREASON

  22. July 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks Tally and all the others who point to the facts and explain the thoughts in a conversational manner in which we all can further think, pause with thankfulness of what we have in the Oval Office and a few in the other Branches of our system. That is why I appreciate what Chipsticks and BWD have done with these two sites in particular. I appreciate our respect for each other in expression ourselves. This is why I feel so blessed to be able to come here daily, and I thank you all. I want so much for you all to carry this Hope as far as you are capable of doing. I cry out to God for wisdom to be granted to our POTUS, VPOTUS and his Cabinet because, I want the best for you all. You are the wonderful tapestry of this cocuntry that has and will continue to carry the Hope that you saw in 2008. Now you will converse, work at the events, and all of the worthy events we all will take part in to bring this baton of victory in 2012 to President Obama to continue to help you to be able to be awake to the beautiful future that awaits you all That gives me hope, faith, and with God’s favor, the victory to do well by the words in Matt. 26. You all have it, please take it and run with pride, courage, and respect to the finish line. You have the power to make the Cchange that candidate Obama, Now our beloved President speaks of and work so hard each day to turn over to you all. Press on, okay. I love you all. Escuse the spellings and sentence structure, but trust my heart. I want the best for you all now. I will continue in these blessed older bones go as long and as far with you as my Creator allows me. I pray for our continued togeterness and love and respect.

    • 116 Brian
      July 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      What a beautiful comment! And the metaphor of all of us as a tapestry is so perfect. We are the threads that come together to make up a beautiful picture, and yet each thread is still an individual. Bless you, HZ, and a peaceful night to all of you wonderful people.

    • 117 mtmarilyn
      July 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much for that comment HZ!!! I do feel part of a beautiful tapestry here. We are a special family. I do thank God everyday for this place and TOAITR. We are the base! Yes we can and yes we will.

    • 118 Tally
      July 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Beautifully said!

    • 119 gc
      July 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      Back to you a thousand times. I’m not terribly religious, but feel “blessed” to know you.

      Good Night, G

    • 120 desertflower
      July 11, 2011 at 1:07 am

      What a beautiful thought you have shared with us. Music on the page is how I think of your writings.They warm hearts and inspire us all to keep on pushing..just like you do everyday. Bless you, HZ. you are a special soul.

  23. 121 Me4obama
    July 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Romney to sign the Pledge? Never mind, he was born that way, and He Will Never Be President of This US of A.

    • July 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Me4obama, you just said a mouthfull. Just remember who we are. This site did not happen by accident, it was was to be as well as BWD. Let us NEVER forget that. I love you all. thanks for all that you do.

  24. 124 Me4obama
    July 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Newsweek is happy to report to the Nation the Exclusive “news”, Quitter in chief says “SHE CAN WIN” thank you News week and I am glad to give you an Exclussive answer, “NO SHE CAN’T” and that rug she is wearing on the cover needs to be thrown away. Boy that felt good.

    • 125 meta
      July 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Seriously? That’s the cover story? How stupid can you be than to prove you’re an absolutely irrelevant “news” outlet.

  25. 126 ChristiMtl
    July 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I would have prefer a statement from the president than a presser….these idiots so called journalists always ruined it for me.

  26. 128 ChristiMtl
    July 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    BREAKING – GOP gave in on Bush tax cuts?: WH source tells CNN that Boehner agreed to let Bush tax cuts expire as part of tax reform.

    • 129 Tally
      July 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      WTF???

      I just looked, and pigs aren’t flying outside. Are you sure?

    • 131 TrumpDog
      July 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      WH source tells CNN that Boehner agreed to let Bush tax cuts expire as part of tax reform

      I’ll believe it when I see it. I hate stories that hinge on anonymous “sources”. Either report the news when it happens or keep the story under wraps. This citing anonymous sources reminds me of the silly “someone told me” games in high school.

  27. July 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    These two items from Twitter:

    Luke Russert: GOP aide says #Obama said he’d sign no #debt deal that didn’t go through 2013 in WH mtg.

    Somebody named Lisa at CNN: BREAKING – GOP gave in on Bush tax cuts?: WH source tells CNN that Boehner agreed to let Bush tax cuts expire as part of tax reform.

  28. 142 ChristiMtl
    July 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Grover Norquist won’t be happy.

  29. 145 Me4obama
    July 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Grover Norquit can kiss my ass. Next!

  30. 147 Anonymous
    July 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    soca sweet

    Thank you ut and chipsticks. I will give it a try.

    Jacqui

  31. July 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Awww somebody who supports Herman Cain is following me on twitter. I am so honored.

    • July 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Yep, let’s worry the hell out of them. Oh and if you want to call the racist group that put out that pledge that said AA children were better off under slavery, here’s contact info that I got from the orange place.

      Family Leader
      515-263-3495
      Toll free: 877-866-4372
      email: grassroots@ifpc.org

  32. 154 carolyn
    July 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Something the Republicans didn’t like must have happened, because Boehner and McConnell didn’t come out, grab a microphone and talk about what a wonderful job they did telling the President exactly what he had to do. I believe the President had total control of that meeting, beginning and ending time. If anything had gone their way, you can count on it, they would have notified the press to make a statement. The President’s called more meetings and given them a deadline….they are under the gun. Tally’s designation of Payment Ceiling is very good. How many times has the President said “This is not about new spending. This is about debts already incurred.” How hard is that to understand!!!

    • 155 isonprize
      July 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Carolyn, you say that like folks actually listen to what Pres. Obama says. Some folks automatically just ignore him. Of course, I say ignore him at your own peril, but they don’t listen to me either… 8)

    • 156 gc
      July 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      Carolyn

      I think this is the second time our intuitions are on the same page. Do you have a psych background, by any chance?

  33. July 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Testing whether i followed instructions correctly.

    Jacqui

  34. 158 utaustinliberal
    July 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Wow. I just heard David Gergen on CNN excuse Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing the pledge that said African American children were better off during slavery. He said that all the blame should be on the organization for conning the both of them into signing the pledge. When the heck does someone of Bachmann’s (a congresswoman) and Santorum’s (a former senator) stature sign anything without thoroughly reading it or having their aids conduct a thorough read. Bachmann has now released a statement trying to walk back her signing of the racist pledge, except her explanation is even worse. David Gergen is an idiot. How anyone could defend Bachmann and Santorum leaves me speechless. Some people have warped priorities and principles.

    • July 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      I have no respect for David Gergen, I can’t stand him. I refuse to listen to anything he has to say.

    • 160 Me4obama
      July 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      David Gergen needs to be stopped. He pretends to be a balanced reasonable Idiot but he comes off as a brain washed loser trying to stay relevant. He must be mad that PBO has never asked for his lame advise.

    • 161 Chi
      July 11, 2011 at 6:20 am

      David Gergen is a hack…

      Turn them off, nothing to see there…

      • July 11, 2011 at 7:12 am

        I sent Gergen an email, and I told him that Bachmann and Santorum are two adults who is running for President of the United States and you mean to tell me they don’t read things before they sign them, or have someone read it and then go over it with them. I told him that I’m not buying it, they knew exactly what they were signing and for you to sit up there try to cover for them is disgusting. The blame for either of them signing that paper lies with them, no one trick them. Mr. Gergen I have long lost respect for you. Oh and by the way, yes I am a Barack Obama supporter. Proudly.

  35. 163 ChristiMtl
    July 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Say what?……what a jerk….again, the damn corrupt media at work……!

    Ok Tally posted a link earlier about an article in Huffington….I don’t usually go there, I don’t want to encourage that fraud, but wanted to read the article that Tally recommended.

    Well what do you know…..

    Another bad picture of the President front page….he is so handsome and photogenic but they always find a way.

    I clicked on that article as well…….read that part and I’m livid…..

    ”Democrats oppose Obama’s plans to cut government aid to seniors and poor Americans.”

    Yea the president want to hurt seniors and poor Americans . That’s a nice talking point for the talibans GOP.

    And of course the coward Democrats take advantage of that.

    The press and corrupt media will be the fall of this country if people don’t push back….and push back hard.

    • 164 maritza
      July 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      ChristiMtl, this am I had to send this link to a Pilly news station b/c you know…

      http://theobamadiary.com/2011/07/09/hes-going-to-slash-social-security/

      • 165 ChristiMtl
        July 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        Every freaking day till the election….we can’t give up….we have to fight that corruption. The GOP is nothing by itself, they need the media for propaganda and to spew their lies.

        Almost all these pundits, journalists, analysts or whatever job description they may have are millionaires! They don’t give a shit..

        It is a joined effort to put the GOP back in power, WH and Senate. They don’t care that the GOP is far right at this point and there’s no going back.

  36. 166 makesense4tulips
    July 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    new name for conservatives republicans. The Wall Street REpublicans, the party that bought this country to its knees.

  37. July 11, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I wonder if Gilliards cap and trade bill will get through?
    Gives her government more revenue but bug business is pissed! Lol!

  38. 169 desertflower
    July 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43701378/ns/politics-white_house/ PBO says lawmakers have to meet EVERYDAY UNTIL THIS IS DONE!!! Still pushing the $4trillion deal:) We shall see……

    • 170 chiara
      July 11, 2011 at 3:31 am

      What makes me sick is that even NBC portrays this as if the Republicans want to protect and massive tax increase for everyone! We are talking about closing loopholes and tax subsidies, not increasing the tax rate for anyone but none of the media will even mention that, they just use the Republican talking point of “tax increases” as if it applies to everyone.

      I swear, with the media that we have, we are absolutely doomed.

    • 172 Ladyhawke
      July 11, 2011 at 7:12 am

      Meanwhile, Boehner has the House working two weeks then taking a week off (and no jobs bills). And the Republicans in the Senate are obstructing, delaying, holding, and filibustering important legislation and nominations. I am so angry I could spit nails. The Republican Party has rendered our government dysfunctional. It is a travesty that we now govern by GOP hostage taking deadlines. Here we are with yet another eleventh hour event. This is no way to run a democracy in the 21st century.

      I am so glad President Obama said the lawmakers have to meet EVERYDAY UNTIL THIS IS DONE. I hope he tells the American people that the congress has an obligation to the country to do their job. John Boehner is an absolute disgrace as Speaker of the House. The Republican Party enabled the TeaParty monster and now they can’t control it.

  39. 173 lisalovesobama
    July 11, 2011 at 1:24 am

    OMG Guys!!!!!! I’m currently watching Secrets of the Secret Service on the History channel and our main SS guy—Daddy Warbucks to some, is shown briefly but he’s taller, thinner and possibly 20 years or more, younger!!!!! He looked so cute. I thought I saw a brief photo of him 10 minutes ago but he looked so much younger that I was like, “Naw, it’s just some other guy.” Then they flashed another photo of him and I was like: “No fracking way!!! It is Big Daddy!!” He was suuuuuchhhh a cutie pie 😆 He still is 😉 I really love our Daddy Warbucks, love, love, looooooove him!!!! Such longevity 😀

    • 174 chiara
      July 11, 2011 at 2:24 am

      Whenever I see pictures or video of POTUS at some event I always look for him. It makes me feel more at ease when I see him there looking after our President. I know that’s weird but he is this sort of constant that I look for. I know by the incredibly intense look on his face that beyond any shadow of a doubt will do everything he can to keep our President safe.

      • 175 theo67
        July 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

        I know what you mean – I feel better when I see him,too. He seems to really want to keep the President safe.

    • July 11, 2011 at 3:18 am

      As they say some people are built for the job and He is and does it to top of the line of duty. Not worry when you get on the Presidential detail to protect you are the best of the best bar none. they rotate only a few but the best of the best stay on.

    • 177 cathy2va
      July 11, 2011 at 8:16 am

      I DVRd that show last night. Now can’t wait to watch it. I also feel comfortable everytime I see him protecting our wonderful President!

    • 178 hopefruit2
      July 11, 2011 at 8:43 am

      Now I want to see that show. I’m going to check to see whether they are showing it again any time soon.

  40. 180 joyce
    July 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

    May God continue to guide and bless our wonderful president

  41. 181 Fred
    July 11, 2011 at 8:19 am

    morning TOD family
    may GOD and the Holy Spirit guide the President today

    I cannot believe Ann Curry let Jim “waterloo” DeMint get away with lying so much about the debt ceiling.What about those 8 or is it 19x the ReTHUGS raised the ceiling under Bush?

    Not 1 follow-up question and not 1 fact-check from Curry.NOT 1! 😡

    • 182 Anonymous
      July 11, 2011 at 8:39 am

      Email her and tell her that she is not being even -handed. Give her the facts that the debt ceiling was raised under all Presidents including Reagan 17 times, under GW Bush 7 times, that Boenor and McConnel both voted for those under Bush and now are playing political games that bould bring down not just the US economy but the world economy.
      What kind of journalist does not point out these things to the interviewee and the public?
      Express extreme disappoinment in her.
      Maybe she will say something at the end of her show or tomorrow.

    • 183 hopefruit2
      July 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

      Why would she – her agenda is the same as Demint’s. They work for the same party.

    • 184 ChristiMtl
      July 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

      The only tool we have is to complain and send emails, tweets, calls, etc..

      I remember her interview with the President, she was damn rude.

      Ok time to send that idiot a message.

    • July 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      I wish Mederith was still there.

  42. July 11, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Adam green on cspan, guess what he is talking about? Yup! Exactly what i was talking about yesterday. And now it has gone mainstream.
    He is fundraising off of trying for the presidents demise! And cspan is eating it up! Sick!

    • 187 hopefruit2
      July 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

      To hell with Adam green. His days as a credible pundit are numbered – and he knows it. He’s a nobody trying to profit off the President’s fame. How many followers does he have on twitter? The President has over 9 million.

  43. July 11, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Well, welcome bootoomee :-). I hang out here just about all during the day. I love It here, It’s peaceful 🙂

  44. 189 Fred
    July 11, 2011 at 9:44 am

    welcome Bootoomee


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