323 Responses to ““can they say yes to anything?””

  1. 1 nintendowii10
    July 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    POTUS called out the activists and talk radio, said “Don’t listen to them” (paraphrasing)

    Hear that Jane Hamsher and PL? Shut the FUCK UP!!!!!

  2. 4 halo.
    July 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm


  3. 5 louc1
    July 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Our POTUS is on fire! These reporters need to take some lessons on questioning from the Univ of Md audience!

  4. 6 nintendowii10
    July 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    “If you’re a progressive, you must want to get our fiscal house in order.”

    BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Well played Mr. President :mrgreen:

  5. 7 dotster
    July 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Boehner threw in the towel. Unbelievable. Wouldn’t even return the President’s phone call today. Pres. Obama said he has been “left at the altar” a couple of times after he believed they had an agreement. The tea party freshmen are idiots and are willing to wreck the country and “will not say yes to anything”. Obama ordered the leadership to the WH tomorrow at 11:00 to tell him how to proceed, what they want to do to avoid a huge crisis.

  6. 10 Fred
    July 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    shit! the President is mad as hell.I swear the last time he looked and sounded that angry was 2 day before he blew OBL’s ass

    • 11 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Wasn’t that during the whole Donald Chump/birth certificate nonsense? Who wouldn’t be mad about the media obsession over the Chump and his “investigation” into where Obama was born?

      I know if I were in his shoes, at tomorrow’s 11 AM meeting, I’d be chewing all of them out and putting my feet up their asses! I’ve had enough of the political games being played by Bonehead and McTurtle. But of course, McTurtle cares more about making Obama a one termer than about getting anything done for the people.

      • 12 Fred
        July 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

        yes the day he whooped out the certificate. I hope he tells Trump a nice fuck you in not too long

  7. July 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    So, what does this all mean?

    • 14 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      As far as I can gather: Bonehead bolted like a pussy, and President Obama is MAD as hell!

      • 15 utaustinliberal
        July 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        I have no clue africa. The only thing I can gather is that they’ll (Pelosi, Reid, Boehner and McConnell) meet at 11AM tomorrow and hash out all sorts of proposals. If worst comes to worst, they’ll pass a bill that’ll hand the responsibilty of raising the debt ceiling to POTUS.

        PBO is mad as hell. He never raised his voice but this press conference reminded me of the day he held a press conference to release his long form birth certificate. The gloves are off. This was a no holds barred speech. Boehner and the GOP just dug their graves.

  8. 18 Fred
    July 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    crap crap crap.The message he received when he got the phone call? 😯 what message? 😯 I do not like this at all 😡 I have no doubt in the President but wtf kinda game is that Boehner asshole playing? 😡

    • 19 dotster
      July 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      The message he received was that Boner was walking away. He has no influence over the tea party contingent and can’t move them. He threw in the towel. He’s ineffective, a weenie. He’s a failure as a leader and he’s failed his country.

  9. 20 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I cannot believe Boehner just walked away like a petulant child. WTF????? I am loving this press conference. The gloves are off now. POTUS offered $1 trillion in domestic and discretionary cuts, $650 billion in SS, Medicare and Medicaid cuts to strengthen the programs for the next 10 years and all he wanted in return was $1.2 trillion in cuts. That’s all. He asked for less tax revenue than the gang of 6 proposal and Boehner still walked out? What an ass-hat. I’m glad that POTUS is calling each and everyone of them out. I’m glad he said they signed a pledge with some fringe activist (Norquist) and they’ve emphatically said they aren’t willing to compromise on anything or say yes to anything. He even gave Boehner some leeway so he wouldn’t get heat from Norquist and still Boehner walked out? I’m also glad POTUS is letting everyone know that Hary Reid and Nancy Pelosi were willing to negotiate but Boehner wouldn’t budge. What kind of fucktards do we have in congress?

  10. 21 Fred
    July 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    he almost said shit when he was saying radio show 😆 😆

  11. 22 nintendowii10
    July 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve never seen President Obama this upset, Bonehead, McTurtle and the professional left liars have pissed him the FUCK OFF!!!!

  12. 23 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    President Obama means business right now. Prez is PIZZED.

  13. 27 GGail
    July 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    The President scare me! Whooo, he is STEAMMED!!!!!!! and I don’t blame him. He is letting it all hang out – no more Mr. Nice Guy. He’s handing the Republican’s their arse in a hat – directly in front of the American public and the Press! Very Good Mr.President! He will raise the debt ceiling – by any means necessary and then he will hammer Congress about our financial situation.


    • July 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

      Me too, it was scary like your Dad is yelling at you! LOL John Boehner and republicans deserve it for all the disrespect they’ve shown to their Commander In Chief: that title along has them gagging. LOL

  14. 29 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    He is maaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddddddd.

  15. 30 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Fuck you boner

  16. July 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I am in tears. I’ve never seen PBO so upset. I’m hurting for him.

  17. 32 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    He was on fire

  18. July 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    OMG that was fierce!

    “If you want to be a leader at some point you have to lead.” – PBO

    WOW. I just love this man.

  19. 34 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Iam shaking like crazy.

    • 35 Ladyhawke
      July 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Me too, I was practically sitting on top of my television. It was so intense, I couldn’t move. Right now my stomach is in knots, i am so nervous. This is just unbelievable.

  20. 36 nintendowii10
    July 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    So will the PL liars quit whining about how Obama isn’t using the bully pulpit? He just made excellent use of the bully pulpit, and he publicly shamed Bonehead and the teabaggers!!!!

  21. July 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I’m happy as hell Boehner walked away – that deal was ugly. All those entitlement cuts – what in the hell was President Obama thinking?

    • 38 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Wow, you’re actually agreeing with Bonehead walking away like a pussy?

    • 40 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      StR, you are missing the point completely. If John Boner was as serious as they claimed to be about debt and deficits – they would have accepted this deal. They couldn’t accept 70% cuts in domestic spending because they were unwilling to give up 25% in revenues from wealthy individuals and rich corporations. And furthermore, they do NOT want to simply raise the debt ceiling – which brought this whole thing about in the first place.

      So you are sidetracking the issue here to pin this on the President when it’s the Republicans who have revealed their true disgusting selves.

      • July 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        I’m not pinning it on the President. He tried, Boehner didn’t and very likely never planned to. However looking at the last offer that Boehner walked from rather than agreeing to the revenues was not a deal I think many folks would have been able to stomach.

      • 42 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        Agree completely.

    • July 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      President Obama gave a reason for this at the press conference. Probably it’s worth listening to a second time.

      Bottom line… Hard things are hard. And this is what being a leader means. It’s as plane as that.

      • July 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

        Things are hard, and I understand cuts have to be made, but when you have 2/3rds of Washington given you have the White House and the Senate majority there is no way there should be an 80-20 bill favoring the GOP. The President himself said it was an ugly deal that gave way too much from our end.

        • 45 nintendowii10
          July 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

          Dude, you are really sounding more and more like a PL. President Obama needs the support of the Republicans to get ANY deal passed to raise the debt ceiling because they control the House.

          But you are missing the bigger point, which is that yes Obama and the Dems have been compromising, and the Republicans have not, that was and has been the point. The Republicans haven’t been willing to budge, heck POTUS said “The GOP are unwilling to say YES to anything.”

        • 46 Tally
          July 23, 2011 at 12:03 am

          If one more person yaps about having a MAJORITY when there NEVER WAS ENOUGH OF ONE – I’m going to rip my hair out and get Shakepearan on someone’s ass.

          I am so fucking TIRED of that LIE.

          Read THIS and please STFU>

    • 47 GGail
      July 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      StR – you need to step down.

    • 48 DTTM
      July 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      yes, SR, I am relieved. PBO was either thinking what Lawrence O’Donnell has been saying (SAY but not meet all demands; theater). My gut tells me PBO really wants reform of the entire system, but after meeting with the Democratic leadership yesterday AFTER an obvious tactical leak from the DEM side (3 trillion/triggered tax reform, no immediate tax hikes), the die was cast.

      No Grand Bargain.

      PBO now must shift to the blame game. Lawrence will say that was the plan all along. I disagree.

      But in this game of cards, Boehner folded after saying, “call”, and will reap the consequences.

      BUT, beware. America does not want only the Bernie Sanders’s declaration of victory; they want results.

      PBO has a big task next week keeping public opinion on his side.

      • 49 DTTM
        July 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        p.s.; I wrote this before watching PBO. I will watch now. But SR does make some valid points which I believe deserve a look-see, even if there is disagreement.

    • 50 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Sorry StR, you’re sounding more and more like a fauxgressive PL now, complaining about “entitlement cuts,” did you not see President Obama explain it step by step?

      • 51 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

        And didn’t President Obama tell the reporters that a step by step, minute by minute detailing of all the ups and downs of the negotiations will be made available to them? All the brutal, honest truth of what has been going on. And for anyone on our side to be willing to condemn President Obama with this deal that never happened, none of us know the final details, and I have a feeling they are not as rumored, well, that is very premature and very unattractive and shameful of you.

    • 52 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      STR I am disappointed in your comment. WTF do you want the man to do. Please stop falling for the PL lies and propoganda. PBO has.had enough. TIme to get this ball rolling.

  22. 53 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I have never seen him like this.

  23. 55 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Oh my Gawd, oh my Gawd iam in tear

  24. 57 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    They pushed him too the edge. I want to hug him. Lawd have mercy on me. Iam in tears

    • 58 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      They didn’t push him to the edge…He is a rational thinking person who most likely saw this outcome from MILES away. He just needed an opportunity to allow the American people see the Republicans in their disgusting faux concern for the debt & deficit in real time.

      • 59 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        Agree. People, think. President Obama is very smart and perceptive and insightful. He has laid the Republicans bare.

      • 60 desertflower
        July 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm

        SO agree with that statement, hopefruit.He is NOT going over the edge…he’s sick to death of the political games on the backs of America. Those losers are such pussies.I think we should flood their emails, faxes, etc. Let’s do it all weekend long!

      • 61 sjterrid
        July 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm

        I agree with you hopefruit, I believe he was so angry because with all the political games, and the rhetoric from the media everyone is focused on who’s winning and losing, but no one seems to care about what average american families have been going through for decades.
        God bless President Obama.

  25. 62 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    If you want to be a Leader fucking Lead.

  26. 63 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm


  27. 64 rockpopple
    July 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    What a masterful performance.

    Lawrence O’Donnell saw it all. I mean if it’s not clear to see now, I don’t know if it can ever be seen.

    The Big 3 were never on the table. “Nothing is agreed to until it’s agreed to.” POTUS knew that the guy with his head on the vice was Speaker Boehner.

    One one hand Boehner had his real bosses, Big Businesses, telling him to RAISE THE DAMN DEBT CEILING. Boehner is no moron. He’s been in Washington for a long time. He knows what a Default means.

    On the other hand Boehner has his Teabagger Caucus, who are literally too stupid and new to understand what a Default means. So they just want to raise it come hell or high water.

    Obama looks like he played them all, the Left and the Right. He knew any plan he put on the table, let alone a plan with the Big 3, would be accepted by the Speaker. He also knew that by putting the Big 3 on the table, he’d get a lot of heat from the PL, which would make Obama look like he was willing to sell out his own Party in order to get a deal passed.

    Well lo-and-behold, no big deal is happening now. There was never any risk to the Big 3, and now there’s NO MORE TIME. The deadline isn’t August 2nd. A deal needs to be reached by MONDAY in order for America’s rating not fall and catastrophe to happen. So now what’s likely is a clean or nearly-clean raise of the debt ceiling by any means necessary.

    But that was just one goal of this whole thing. The other goal for Obama was to show America just how batshit insane the GOP is. He even “put the Big 3” on the table, gave 3-1 spending cuts, and they STILL didn’t go for it. And at the same time Obama looks like “the most reasonable man in the WORLD.” when it comes to the deficit and the debt throughout this whole ordeal.

    It all became clear through that Presser. Unbelievable. I don’t know of LOD was the only other man outside the WH to see it happening, but it looks like he was right. POTUS played both the PL and the Teahadists.

    If it all comes to pass, and there’s a clean or nearly clean debt-ceiling raise throught 2013, this might go down as one of the greatest political moves in modern history.

    • 65 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Lets keep our optimism and pompous-like thoughts and words to a minimum. We have to see the results of todays happenings first. Keep your fingers crossed. Obama/Biden 2012!!

      • 66 EDP4BHO
        July 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm

        Keith I agree. I also disagree with this presser as a “performance”. Seems we are so attuned to being enfotained that we actually miss it when a politician is true to his/her word. PBO in my mind was not being political this evening. He was down-right livid at the audacity of such miscreants and ingrates to figuratively throw cold water in his face, and by extension, leave the American people hanging by a thread. All for the sake of their rich masters. I don’t mind saying it….I HATE REPUBLICANS.

    • 68 dotster
      July 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Lawrence will be crowing tonight. He’s been more right than anyone predicting the outcome.

  28. 69 dotster
    July 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    And Obama wrapped it up with another zinger at “Boner”. “If you’re a leader, you’ve got to lead.” That was a baring of the soul by Obama. We have a decent President dealing with an impossible opposition, dunderheads who don’t have the sense they were born with. The Repuibs are willing to greatly damage this country because they are being held hostage by the most idiotic people ever to serve in our government, these tea party House freshmen. “Effective” is the adjective I’m hearing from all sides, describing President Obama relating this impossible situation, laying it all on the line for the American people.

  29. 70 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Mr. President your family is waiting for you to comfort you. Guys you need to stop me cause am going crazy.

    • 71 utaustinliberal
      July 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      It’s ok chica. Just take a deep breath and stay calm. I understand how you’re feeling. That was an intense press conference and we could all see that eve though he was mad and frustrated he was also hurt at the pain and suffering that these hooligans are putting the American people through. But don’t worry about him. He’s a tough guy and he’s gone through a lot and weathered tougher storms and he’ll come out on the other side, smelling like roses. So, hope this provides a little bit of comfort for you. Hang tough chica. 🙂

    • 72 desertflower
      July 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      Time for a gin and tonic…or a pitcher of margaritas:) It will be fine. He will get this done. Even if it’s just a clean bill..that’ll work. Then he can bash their sorry asses for not doing the hard work of governing. The people are waking up:)

  30. 73 joyce
    July 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I love our president

  31. July 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Pat the fucking hack is on Al’s show talking about a 6 month extension and billion in cuts to entitlements and force PBO to sign it. Dirty Fuck!

    • 75 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Why are you even watching Pat the racist fuck? I had to cut Rev Al off as soon as I heard that Pat was on, I can’t stand that bigoted fuck!

    • 76 EDP4BHO
      July 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      I need to ask Rev Al why he has that fuck on so often. I know he has a strong stomach, but damn, I don’t.

      • 77 hopefruit2
        July 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

        I don’t think it’s Rev Al’s choice. I suspect that Pat Bukkkanan has a contract at MSNBC that mandates his appearance on various shows at certain times.

        • July 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

          yes hope. that’s true.

        • 79 dotster
          July 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm

          I think they make Rev. Al have the “puker” (Buchanan) on almost every day “for balance”. It’s really dumb, because the people who would be inclined to watch Al will turn away in a flash as soon as the Patman appears.

    • 80 desertflower
      July 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      He’s such an ass. Consider the source.

    • 81 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Lisa please don’t report that stuff on here. On the BWD blog she won’t allow this type of nonsense to be posted. Stop the madness. Why do we want to here what RACIST Pat Buchanon has to say. PLEASE………..GIRL!!

      • July 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

        Keith there is nothing wrong with me reporting what is on Al’s show. You can comment on what I say, but please don’t dictate to me what I can or can’t report. I know that you are upset, but kindly don’t take it out on me as I am not you whipping boy. Thank you very much.

      • 83 nospin
        July 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

        Actually Chipsticks allows for conversations across the spectrum and that is what is great about this site. There is nothing wrong with being aware of all sides of a conversation. In fact it is imperative that we are aware of the discussions otherwise you end up in an echo chamber . . . talking out loud and signifying nothing.

        That is what I love about TOD, that balance. Chips leads by example in a way that discussions can happen in a respectful way. Obviously she filters out much of the garbage but she does not restrict a conversation just because it makes us uncomfortable.

        That is how we grow. Keep up the fight Keith.

        This post is a reminder of how valuable this blog is on so many levels. Thank you Chipsticks for all you do and to the participants. I may not post regularly but I read and learn from you daily.

        Enjoy your vacation Chips.

        • 84 Tally
          July 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

          ONE BAZILLION POINTS for a call to The Scottish Play…..

          It is a tale told by an idiot
          Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

          ❤ ❤ ❤

  32. 86 louc1
    July 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Boehner is not in charge of anything – he is no leader – he is taking his orders from the teapublicans – grover led! They can’t say “yes” to anything! The PL will whine because the President talked about how he was willing to give up a lot in order to compromise –

  33. 87 GGail
    July 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I have no doubt that the concessions that POTUS, Pelosi and Reid presented regarding Medi & SS were not gonna hurt the average American receiving these benefits – they had already stated that there would be slight adjustments to the higher tier recipients who could afford gradual increases. All our leaders were asking for was some concessions in loop-holes or tax adjustments from the Repugs and they REFUSED!

    OH MY!!!!!!

    CBS cut away from what ever was on to show the President slam those idiots! I loved it!!!!!!

    • 88 utaustinliberal
      July 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      Exactly. This deal was more than fair on the side of spending cuts. The cuts were tough but needed and I believe the way POTUS framed the cuts, they would strengthen the programs for the next 10 years. The tax revenue was no big deal, it wasn’t a huge revenue increase and still these jackasses acted like kids.

      Gosh that press conference was intense. POTUS never raised his voice, but was anyone else as on the edge of their seats as I was? He was pissed off. The subtle, quiet but lethal kind of pissed off. Boy did he call them out!

      • July 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm

        I know! My eyes started to water by the time he started talking about “the working stiffs” Damn! hooooooo. Man I was so, I don’t know what word to use. But I’m glad PBO has never been mad at me!

  34. 90 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Fuck you Boner for upsetting my President. I have never seen him like this. Oh my, oh my. I Love you Mr. President. Today no drama Obama came out of the Closet, bitch slapped Boner and the rest of the Teabaggers.

    • July 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Well Said Me4obama. He sure indeed did. Boehner and Company now need to be bitch slapped by ALL of America… via phone calls, letters and emails, tweets.

      • 92 desertflower
        July 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

        Yes, girl….as usual, we’re on the same page. Let’s do that ALL WEEKEND LONG, so when they come in on Monday they’ll have so much paper on the floor they can’t open the door to their office…think they’ll get a clue then???

  35. 93 hopefruit2
    July 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    The President is talking about raising the debt ceiling through 2013. He means to take it off the table for 2012 election. The GOP wants to use this as a tool to drag him down in 2012 because they have NOTHING of substance to offer. Their candidates are all a bunch of weak, moronic, vile, racist phony, flip-floppers.

    • 94 dotster
      July 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      yes, off the table for the 2012 election. Key.

      • 95 maggy519
        July 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        dotster (if you are still around) I think that a VERY important part of what has just happened is longer term strategy that you have not mentioned. what do the American people know that they didn’t know before the debate started getting intense?
        1. The GOP is ruled by a bunch of special interests that pay for their elections and make them sign pledges. Norquist is distasteful to most Americans. We got to see a lot of him.
        2. We have seen the media pander to these clowns. Americans aren’t that stupid. The GOP is bought. So is the media.
        3. We have seen the extremism in the GOP: That thing with West? DW Shultz mentioning him on the floor of the house was intentional. He couldn’t leave it alone and she know it. He showed himself to be a total as..hole, and america got to see it.
        4. Despite Boehner’s “jello” statements they have NOT negotiated in good faith. We get that. How many times did they walk out?
        4. Now we still have to get the debt ceiling raised til after the election. C\all your representatives.

  36. July 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I want to send President Obama a virtual hug right now.

    God please get him through this.

    • 97 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Not to worry Donna. Our President has got this. Strange, that this thing seems to be playing out exactly as Lawrence O’Donnell predicted….And Obama is looking like the only adult in the room, once again.

      I know some of you are focused on the President being upset, but this was a masterful press conference. The President effectively called out the media for doing the false equivalency of “both sides are equally unwilling to compromise” and showed them very clearly that it’s the Republicans who are too COWARD to go against their corporate overlords. He has weathered the anger and disapproval from his own party, and Pelosi and Reid have also been willing to negotiate despite being unhappy about the cuts. Yet the Democratic leaders were the adults in the room. The Republicans are now exposed as being not serious about debt and deficit UNLESS it involves cutting necessary safety nets for the poor, elderly and middleclass.

      • 98 meta
        July 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        Absolutely agree, hopefruit2. He was masterful in laying out the process and the arguments and whipping the whole crowd into a stupor.

        Even Jake Tapper (who wasn’t even there) tweeted, “PO’edTUS”

      • 99 louc1
        July 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

        I so agree with you hopefruit2 He might be upset but he was still very much in command of what he was doing and saying – He was still NO DRAMA OBAMA – COOL and ChILLING – tthat’s why Boehner is sooooo scared!

      • 100 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

        Very astute. Don’t cry for me, Argentina. The more I think about it, brilliantly played.

      • 101 desertflower
        July 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

        I say we send some love to Reid and Pelosi for stepping up and trying to do the right thing…

      • 102 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

        Yes, yes and yes.

      • 103 Gc
        July 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

        Agree completely. He always knows what he s doing. I know many of you are hurting for him, but projection may be the case here. This may be scripted. Oh, his disgust at traitors may be hot, but his actions will be cool.
        I’ve been in the hospital, but weren’t you all trumpeting loc’s insight last week, and he and Obama still seem to be on the page. Of course, I’M on Percodan, so what do I know…

        SR is not PL but we know he’s steeped in downsides, no use turning on each other. bWD apparently showed the door to some extremely negative types, hate to see more of that.

  37. 104 Anonymous
    July 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    p.s. I feeling sad for PBO they giving my po po so much stressssssssssssssss!!!!! Gosh these mother***king Congress!!!!!!! They must loose 2012 no joke about it!!! They too damn WICKED!!!!!!!

  38. 105 meta
    July 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I’m in shock. This is incredible. I can’t believe we are in this place. OMG, something better break tomorrow.

    • 106 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Why are you in shock? This is turning out EXACTLY as O’Donnell predicted and I’m sure the President anticipated this from Boehner.

      • 107 Anonymous
        July 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

        I don’t watch the cable pundits and O’Donnell isn’t my go to guy. I’m in shock because it’s extremely disturbing to see our President placed in this position. It’s beyond the scope of what this government should have to deal with no matter who’s president. Time is definitely running out. There’s a reason he held this presser after the markets closed.

    • 108 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Honestly meta. Stop with the dramatics. PBO has got this.

      • July 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        Guys, meta was just letting us into her emotions. If she’s shocked, then she’s shocked. She’s probably very shocked because we’ve never seen PBO this angry and rightly so. I was shocked too. Let’s stop jumping on each other, okay? Let’s just send a whole lot of love and money to the prez.

      • July 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

        I’m shocked that the President is put in this position at this 11th Hour and sick that he has to waste his time on this BS. I’m sick of this faux crisis put forward by cynical Republicans. I have absolutely NO DOUBT that PBO can handle ALL of it. I’ve never doubted it for one moment. You can read whatever you want into my posts but don’t put your stuff on me. If you don’t like my posts, it’s really too bad. Just skip them in the future.

  39. July 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    He damn sure DELIVERED A STATEMENT! I look forward to seeing an ALL Democratic Congress in 2012. Only seriously deranged people are gonna continue to vote against their best interests.. I look forward to knocking on doors and making phone calls for the next year and SLAMMING the incorrigible LAZY UNAmerican GOP.. spelling out ALL their lies and deceit aimed at hurting the American People.

    Far as I’m concerned they are standing in the way of my son’s Medicaid, My SS check and my VA med benefits.. and woe be to them.

  40. 116 meta
    July 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Word is that Boehner will give a press conference soon. I don’t give a shit what he has to say. STFU!!

  41. 121 AnitaW
    July 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I watched and he was amazing. I am so angry at the GOP right now that I can’t see straight. FAA, 401(k) and all sorts of other stuff will feel the effect of these crazy folks on Monday.

  42. 122 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm


    This Press conference is getting a bitch slap donation from me.

  43. July 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Oh boy. I just got in and logged on. Looks like I missed something huge. Now I’m almost too scurred to look. 😯

    Maybe I’ll just wait til 8 o’clock and Larry…

  44. 131 meta
    July 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm


    Sam Stein: A Dem source emails me: “Boehner briefed the press before he called obama”

    The nerve of this idiot!

    • 132 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Sam Stein is an Arianna Huffington footsoldier, aka a Republican. Remember POTUS jab towards Sam Stein at one of the previous pressers.

      • 133 Anonymous
        July 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        I know who he is. However, it’s being confirmed everywhere.

      • 134 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        Actually just saw a Sam Stein tweet where he was making fun of Boner saying he had the same responsibilities as the POTUS. Stein’s response: “Ummm, no.”

    • 135 DTTM
      July 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Meta, Boehner is weak, befuddled, and a Reagan repub. The Tea Party Tiger has thrown him from its irrationally twitching back.
      PBO will be OK, but as I wrote above, he needs to message with extreme care regarding this Boehner capitulation.

      BY THE WAY, notice how this was the Repubs “Friday news dump” with a grouchy public sweltering in a heat wave? PBO, Harry, Nancy, Steney, and Jim saw this coming yesterday.

  45. 137 collegekay
    July 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Video here

    • 138 nintendowii10
      July 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm


    • 139 ChristiMtl
      July 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      I’ve never seen him like this………..Go to them Mr President.

    • 140 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      July 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Oh thanks! I obviously missed something big. Now I’m getting snacks and my lovely husband and we are going to watch it together. He say’s Boner is bitching and whining on TV and he’s had enough!

  46. 141 Anonymous
    July 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I say it’s time for the FRIDAY NIGHT MONEY BOMB.

  47. July 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Boehner has a press conference at 7:15, I don’t want to hear anything he has to say. Boehner is a weak leader, as a matter of fact he is not the leader, it’s Cantor and those tea baggers who is leading Boehner around. Now he think someone want to hear his lies. No way. Not me.

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      There is a reason why Boehner cries so much, he is not a leader. He’s a weak, gutless, man and even worse speaker. He is not worthy to shine Nancy Pelosi ‘s shoes.

  48. July 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Bonehead is on and he sounds stupid. His argument sounds weak and petty. When the American people hear this, they will not be impressed. PBO won this war on words.

  49. 146 FiredUpInca
    July 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    For those who missed the President’s press conference like me, here’s the c-span link:


  50. July 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Bonehead says he has the same responsibilities of the POTUS. He sounds so stupid. He sounds like a 14 year old making excuses. He sounds so whinny. OMG!!! He’s digging a deep whole for himself! Where the hell are the repugs?!! They should shut him up he’s losing the argument for them!!!

  51. 150 nintendowii10
    July 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    God, Bonehead sounds like an idiot!

  52. July 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    He is a useless person who is trying to lead and has no idea what is means to be a good Speaker of the House. He is not worthy of this office.

  53. 152 Anonymous
    July 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Orange-glo is on and stammering.

    Heh. My mom just said to me: “It’s hard when your lying through your teeth.”

  54. July 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    OMG! Bonehead looks like he’s gonna cry!

    • 154 utaustinliberal
      July 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Did you see that also? I’m watching and he seriously looks like he’s about to cry and he’s going to be looking for his balls at the end of several bottles tonight. When he said he had the same responsibilities as POTUS, I was like you’re a fucking liar and a fucktard of a child. He was up there making excuses. I’m glad that reporter called him out and said POTUS offered you a good deal and yet you walked away and couldn’t stand up to your caucus. BOOYAH!

      • 155 EDP4BHO
        July 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Reporter said that? Wow, that’s what I get for having the set muted. But I think people are really seeing this farce of a party, the GOP. By the way, I can’t stand Kelly O’Donnell.

        • July 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

          Yeah, the reporter said that and Bonehead’s response was sooooo dumb!!! I couldn’t believe it!!! It was like the Gods were giving the Democrats a gift!
          ps- Kelly drinks repug water 🙄

      • 157 louc1
        July 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

        i am glad you watched so I didn’t have to – blood pressure would not take it that cry baby. Thanks for reporting in!

      • July 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm

        Imagine if then-Speaker Pelosi had said that when Bush was POTUS.

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Lisa, I bet he had no intention of giving a press conference. But after his minnions witnessed PBO taking him to the woodshed, they shoved him out there, telling him he better go say something — anything.

      For if he was on sure footing, when he made that decision today, and alerted the press, as Sherijr noted above before calling the president, that’s when he should have had his press conference.

      They still have much to learn from this president.

      Those who tweet, should take to twitter and continue the president’s denouncement of these Republicans and their allegiance to a non-elected leader and their radio hosts.

    • 160 P
      July 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Swear I thought the same thing……what a weak wuss!!!

  55. 161 CTGirl
    July 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Well, they have now pissed off the president. I am so disgusted with these worthless folks and I am mad at the shortsighted Dems who sat out the 2010 election!

  56. July 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm


    How dare He, he not only disrespect this President….But while the President is working his tail off, he thinks we can let him get away with this BS…….C’MON this is not the time to sit by the sideline…..TIME FOR ACTION…..



    • 163 utaustinliberal
      July 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Enough really is enough. Twitter is on fire with angry and frustrated tweets to @SpeakerBoehner. He is getting it from all angles and that is a good thing. I heard from twitter that his office is getting a deluge of calls. More people should call and voice their displeasure. He boxed himself in and now he’s looking for someone else to bail him out. The asshole!

      • July 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

        Oh, this is music to my ears, UT. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Boehner has just boxed himself in so tight, Houdini couldn’t get him out if he tried.

        I am so glad the president took it to them this hour. Someone up thread said that CBS cut away from whatever it was showing to show PBO.

        My local channel also cut into their newsfeed to show PBO. The hour he gave the press conference was perfect, also.


        • 165 dotster
          July 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

          And Lawrence O’D and even Andrea Mitchell said the perception war was won tonight by Obama—-on first, brilliant communicator, made his case triumphantly.

      • July 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

        I’m am absolutely HAMMERING him.

      • 168 majii
        July 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm

        Boehner did not plan for what happened when PBO turned the tables on him and the republicans. They issued a challenge, PBO responded in a way that meant they’d HAVE to demonstrate that they meant what they said about cutting spending and attacking the deficit. They were playing games, but PBO was dead serious. PBO exposed them for the liars and hypocrites they are, and he showed America that when the time comes to make difficult decisions and fulfill promises, the republicans can do neither of these.

  57. July 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Orange-glo is on and stammering.
    Heh. My mom just said: “It’s hard when your lying through your teeth.”

    [Apologies if this turns up twice. I have no idea why the 1st post vanished.]

  58. July 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I said it before and I will say it again:
    The inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

  59. 172 EDP4BHO
    July 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    God, Rusty is such a wimp. Now monkey faced Gregory is on? Not listening, just barely watching. The “angry black man” has peaked…..I can just hear them now. Such pussies.

  60. July 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I am very proud to have spent my time and little money from my fixed income to elect this great man for the President of the United States, and I will stand with my young men and women on this site and all over this country to re-elect him for you and your future. A leader like this comes once in a lifetime. Believe me, I have seen them. Especially in our nation’s predicament now, he is your BEST MAN for the JOB. I love you all.

  61. 174 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Let’s send boner some Jack Daniels.

  62. 177 Brian
    July 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    HZ, if you are out there, pray for me because I have so much hate in my heart right now for these disgusting, deceitful, dishonest derelicts, I can feel my heart turning to poison.

    President Obama, we are with you heart, mind, and soul.

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Brian, take it easy, take deep breaths and don’t let their uglines push you to anger.

      Take a walk, if you have a favorite affirmation, read and just know that President Obama is doing the right thing, and will prevail in this.

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      PS, I am not HZ, but that’s just my 2 cents.

      Inhale, exhale, deep and long

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Brian, you are so right, we are with our President, heart, mind, and soul.

    • 182 desertflower
      July 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      africa is right….channel that anger to positve work to either elect this man, donate and by ALL MEANS>..call your congress people and Senators and give them a piece of your mind. remember: THEY WORK FOR YOU, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!! Peace.

    • 183 EDP4BHO
      July 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Brian, I know and we all know the feeling. It is hard to get past when their obstruction is so frequent. Hate them, cuss them, punch a wall. After that let us do all we can to get PBO elected, even if it means threatening to cut off your Obama-hating acquaintances. As for me, I don’t see anyone in their right mind going against this President after all the shit they have and keep throwing at him….racist emails, death threats, derailing progressive legislation, disenfranchising any and every one who supported/supports him, out-right lying. And that includes the media. There really is a time for hate……hate of all things evil. When you can put it into perspective, then you can rationally deal with the opposition in the manner that PBO labors at it day by day.

    • July 23, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Hi Brian, I am just reading our site here westcoast time. I just saw your comments. Brian, just as Africa said, you are going to be just fine., okay. We have the upper hand here. President Obama is a great President. He is also a very intelligent one. He is also a very good business and very bright attorney and great in his political smartness. We are in very good hands. Now, find yourself some wine, coffe, put some music on, say some great words and shout your words to Boehner, and then relax. President Obama did not show us anything that was new about his personality. He just knows when to use it and for what purposes. He used the right thing for the right time. We are in great hands. Do not allow these lowlife people get you sick. Relax. I have candles on(after I said my loud words of screams in my home) then I gently walked down and got a snack and came back up and wrote a nice letter to POTUS. Now all of us get out your vases because you will have beautiful smelling roses to place in them when POTUS whip the shit out of Boehner and McConnell tomorrow. Trust me. I love you Brian. Relax.

    • July 23, 2011 at 1:09 am

      Brian, I just wrote an answer to you but I hit the incorrect button. Read what I said below. I love you.

  63. July 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    This would be a good time for a FRIDAY NIGHT money bomb for PBO.

    [Chips, I reset my browser and forgot to log in here so there are some Anonymous posts from me. Bad. Sorry!]

  64. July 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Apparently, one of the reasons the deal went south was that repugs tried to get a repeal on the individual mandate in ACA as a trigger mechanism for higher taxes on the wealthy in 2013 and PBO said hell fuck no.

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Yeah, I saw that earlier this morning and I thought Boehner must have been high. Just so crazy, after that whole year spent on ACA. Too stupid for words.

    • 189 Me4obama
      July 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      What does the individual mandate have to do with reducing the debt. Fuck u Boner.

  65. 190 EDP4BHO
    July 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Aw Lawdy, that damn Buchanan is back on. If he has a contract, they need to amend it as he adds absolutely nothing. If MSNBC is supposed to be “leaning forward”, they step back three steps whenever the Buch is on. Sheesh !

    • July 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      I’m muting that crazy as mother fucker. He’s a fucking failed presidential candidate who worked for a fucking crooked president. What the fuck does that shithead have to fucking contribute to politics?!!! He should get the fuck gone. Fucker 😡 😡

      • 192 desertflower
        July 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

        What you said:) Fucker. Old racist fucker, at that.

        • July 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

          He should be off in a few minutes, I hop. If Larry is coming on, I doubt he will have him on.

        • 194 EDP4BHO
          July 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

          Boy, it sure is a lot of fucking going on here tonight ….LOL. Sorry, I couldn’t resist that. But, hey, it’s how we all feel and it’s hot and those mofos have gotten on my last hot nerve. Where’s Tally, by the way? She’s the queen of the four letters…..lisalovesobama, you’re next in line. Love you guys 😀

          • July 22, 2011 at 10:51 pm

            Can I be next? Those pig *figging Repugnants have gotten on my last figging nerve too. Flush their sorry figging mutant diseased wombat genes down the nearest figging sewer. Let them eat figging dirt and puke the figging guts of their disgusting goat figging corporate overlords.

            Ah….That did clear my sinuses. I feel lots better now!

            *Figging= fu…ing Feel free to fill in the rest, or not. I don’t want to offend anyone here.

  66. July 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Cantor walked out, now Boehner walk out, boy what great leaders they have over there. Wake up Americans. We have a darn good President and we better realize it. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 the right choice, the only choice.

    • 199 Me4obama
      July 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Already PBO is winning the Headline. Boner walks out of the debt talks. Yowza.

    • 200 EDP4BHO
      July 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Couldn’t stand the heat in the kitchen, it seems.

    • 201 majii
      July 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Right, anniebella. All I’ve heard from republicans and the PL for the past 2 years is “PBO is weak.” I hope these azzzhats are paying attention and are realizing that PBO is the one who has NOT walked away from the responsibility of having to make difficult decisions about how to reduce the deficit and on budget issues.

  67. 202 P
    July 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    What a lame ass punk ass response by Boner…if only I could get the time back that I spend looking at his pussy ass face on my television!!! Look could someone who lives close to Capitol Hill take that trash where he belongs….in a crib with a damn binky in his mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking idiots swear if I ever meet that man I’ll explode on his Orange Cranky ass!!!!!!!!! Ah vex ah damn vex!!!!!!!!

  68. 205 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Hahahahahaha….. Boehner’s websites have so been deluged with people sending him emails and calling the office that everytime I try to go into his website, the server is busy. I hope he keeps getting it from all angles.

  69. July 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Rep. Pelosi: “Speaker Boehner’s adult moment is long overdue”

  70. July 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Okay. Watching Larry now….


  71. 213 Kasai
    July 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    PLEASE CALL…CALL…202-225-6205 The Speaker

  72. July 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    PBO is wrapped in a tight little ball of sheer resolve right now. And I mean that in the best possible way! He has his beautiful family to be with tonight and the leaders and their staff will be up all night trying to get something together. It’s going to be quite a day, I’m sure.

  73. 215 Uche
    July 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Well done Mr President!. That was a press conference forged in steel!. In simple terms,in just half an hour,PBO undressed Boehner and his bagger cohorts and now they’re dancing naked in the public square!.

  74. 216 Kasai
    July 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    We need to learn something from Wisconsin…They are making it hard for Walker to go anywhere without a march or in your face screaming loud in his face…..OHIO are you out there??? TIME FOR SOME ACTION….This Mofo thinks he can get away with this BS…not only holding the american people hostage…but the blunt disrespect for this President is very telling….

    Enough is Enough I am sick to my stomach…This President is tirelessly working for the people and we must have his back.

    PLEASE CALL…CALL…202-225-6205 The Speaker……..make his life miserable…just like he;s playing with the President

  75. 217 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Andrea Mitchel needs to go put her husband to bed. She is so annoying.

    • 220 hopefruit2
      July 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Very annoying. She wants to play the “both sides do this” crap that the media loves to play and President Obama warned them about today in his presser.

      • 221 dotster
        July 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

        Actually, she agreed with LOD that President Obama won the night, won the war.

        • 222 EDP4BHO
          July 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm

          Yes, and now Chris V-Hollen just put LOD in his place, as LOD keeps up the meme that PBO was being manipulative to a favorable outcome for himself. Chris said this was not stage craft. He said it again. LOD wants to be seen as a political genius. Please shut LOD up somebody.

          • 223 utaustinliberal
            July 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm

            I tweeted Lawrence about that. I told him that POTUS isn’t giving the perception that he is the adult in the room. HE IS THE ONLY ADULT ROOM!!!!!!! He isn’t interested in some stage craft or political theater. This issue is serious to President Obama and as much as I love LOD, he needed to be set straight on that.

            • 224 EDP4BHO
              July 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm

              Thank you. Now that Kris somebody from NYT blaming the WH and crediting rethugs for making the debt ceiling the topic when it should be jobs. Well, knock me over with a feather, but PBO is ALWAYS talking about jobs, the rethugs talked about jobs during mid-terms. The turds covered up the jobs issue with the deficit and debt ceiling, concealing their unconcern about jobs. When the media starts to get the story right, I will patronize them. Until then, I’d be willing to lead a boycott of every one of them—–I already do so in my own home.

            • 225 Ladyhawke
              July 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

              And what is this crap from Lawrence saying that today was the first time President Obama talked about the little guy. And Kristof agrees with him. Where have they been?? I can’t believe Lawrence said that. He is stating to get on my one last nerve. And I’m getting tired of his mind reading. I was yelling at the tv screen…get out of the President’s head already. He is really starting to come off like a smartypants.

        • 226 hopefruit2
          July 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

          She agreed reluctantly because she really had no choice to agree or sound utterly foolish.

      • 227 Ladyhawke
        July 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm

        I absolutely loathe Andrea Mitchell. I didn’t see the interview, but I can just imagine it was “a pox on both their houses” lazy analysis. I guess she doesn’t want to make any of her GOP sources angry. It reminded me of this post from Steve Benen…..



        Let me put this as plainly as I know how: if you’re watching this debt-ceiling fiasco, and you think both parties are equally responsible for the mess, then you’re simply not paying close enough attention.

        Forget subjective questions and consider the basics. GOP leaders are saying they want a deal that’s 100% in their favor. If they don’t get what they want, many Republicans are at least open to crashing the economy on purpose. As the process unfolds and the deadline draws closer, the GOP line is hardening and becoming more extreme.

        In contrast, we have the Obama White House and congressional Democratic leaders, who are prepared to accept all kinds of concessions to make Republicans happy. This includes a series of compromise offers that lean heavily in the GOP’s favor.

        There’s no question here which side of the political divide is open to compromise. There’s also no question which side has rejected any and all attempts at finding common ground.

        And there’s also no question that tired media assumptions lead to coverage and analysis like this — blaming both sides equally because it’s easier than thinking about the facts.


        • 228 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          July 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

          I have a question. Why are all ya’ll watching MSNBC. We are never going to get fair play on any cable news network. These people work for the monsters that are trying to RUIN the middleclass. Lets KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

    • 229 majii
      July 22, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      That nut needs to sit her azzz down. Her husband helped create the conditions that led to this financial downturn, and it is a display of blatant dishonesty on her part to pretend that PBO is to blame for the downturn or is the cause of republicans having walked away from negotiations more than once.

  76. 230 Bobfr
    July 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Dear friends,

    This is a moment of BEAUTY. Please enjoy every second of it.

    You are witnessing a once in a life-time experience of leadership.

    The only comparable event in my entire life was watching Pres Kennedy handle the Cuban missile crisis.

    The difference is that this President has handled an order of magnitude more challenges and has done the Nation enormous good in the face of near total obstruction from the Republicans.

    Anyone with at least two neurons synapsing realizes that President Obama is the real deal. And, you don’t want to be in town, let alone in the room with him when he’s pissed.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 231 makesense4tulips
      July 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      And he is pissed, he is about to let them have it.

    • 232 lmrj
      July 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      YES!!! ABSOLUTELY! Think I’ll go to OFA and make a donation right now!

    • 233 Gc
      July 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      This is how I feel, Bob, but since so many others are truly frightened, i’ m thinking I must be naive?

    • 234 EDP4BHO
      July 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      It’s been said and alluded to in books about PBO……you would not want to cross him. PBO already has said he will crush them. Seems to me rethugs are testing him to see if he really will. I’ll be happy to tell the idiots…..”oh, yes he will crush you” .

    • July 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      Exactly, Bob. I remember sitting with my family when JFK spoke to us about the crisis with Cuba and what he intended or had already done about it. I remember feeling calm because we had a good leader in charge. That’s what I am feeling right now.

      • 236 Bobfr
        July 23, 2011 at 1:23 am

        Dear makesense, lmrj, Gc, EDP and aguagranny,

        Appreciate your comments.

        We have a leader – we all knew that well before the election in 2008.

        Much of the world has realized it well before many Americans were willing to admit it.

        As it happens, these treasonous Republicans and the very, very, very few avaricious individuals who fund their attack on the Republic, are day after day being exposed for just what they are.

        And, day by day by day, President Obama, not by attacking them but by being the President of the United States of America, not the President of the Democratic Party, is winning the support of the vast majority of Americans.

        That’s Leadership you can believe in.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • July 23, 2011 at 1:33 am

      Bobfr, this is a moment of BEAUTY and more BEAUTY. I have not seen a President handle a situation like this since President Kennedy. That is why I am trying to be very cool about it. And you can be very sure that President Obama will rise to the occasion when the moment requires it. We will relax tonight and chill with a nice glass of wine(they all think we all own our own winery anyway._ We will be just fine. Let it out like POTUS, and tell the fools to STFU.

  77. July 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Andrea Mitchell is crazy. Secret cigarettes? What in the world is she implying?

  78. July 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    God bless America,
    Land that I love,
    Stand beside her and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above;

    From the mountains, to the prairies,
    To the oceans white with foam,
    God bless America,
    My home, sweet home.
    God bless America,
    My home, sweet home.

    Obama / Biden 2012=love over hate and hope over fear

  79. July 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I’m gonna re-watch the presser!! I’m so hyped up I feel like I’m on crack! 🙂

  80. 249 utaustinliberal
    July 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Everyone, this is the number for Speaker Boehner. 202-225-6205. Call him. Even if you get a voicemail, leave a message because they listen to messages. His twitter handle is @SpeakerBoehner and @johnboehner. I tweeted his number to all my twitter followers. He didn’t answer the President’s multiple calls instead he went and told the media he was walking out on the talks and immediately set up a press conference. But our masterful POTUS kicked his ass aside, held a press conference before him and creamed him. The fightback has begun on twitter with people tweeting, calling, and emailing. His website has crashed. Enough is enough. We’re taking 2012 back and handing both chambers to adults.

  81. 251 nintendowii10
    July 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    A song/video to fire us up against Bonehead and the Republicans!!!!

    Circling your, circling your, circling your head,
    Contemplating everything you ever said
    Now I see the truth, I got doubt
    A different motive in your eyes and now I’m out
    See you later
    I see your fantasy, you want to make it a reality paved in gold
    See inside, inside of our heads (yeah)
    Well now that’s over
    I see your motives inside, decisions to hide

    Back off I’ll take you on
    Headstrong to take on anyone
    I know that you are wrong
    Headstrong we’re headstrong
    Back off I’ll take you on
    Headstrong to take on anyone
    I know that you are wrong and this is not where you belong
    I can’t give everything away
    I won’t give everything away

    [Verse 2:]
    Conclusions manifest, your first impressions got to be your very best
    I see you’re full of shit, and that’s alright
    That’s how you play, I guess you’ll get through every night
    Well now that’s over
    I see your fantasy, you want to make it a reality paved in gold
    See inside, inside of our heads (yeah)
    Well now that’s over
    I see your motives inside, decisions to hide


    [Verse 3:]
    I know, I know all about [x3]
    I know, I know all about your motives inside, and your decision to hide


  82. 253 StR
    July 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Chips any chance you could cleave off the last three minutes of the video and make it available on your youtube account. It needs to be seen far and wide.

  83. July 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    .Hi All,

    I do not know how the press sat there and allowed The Speaker to lie so many times;

    1 He had a revenue deal with the President and then the President changed the figure. Didn’t the speaker say yesterday that there was no deal?

    2 The first line of his letter to Congress says his problem was the President’s balking at cutting entitlements. Which is the right reason?

    3. He says the President never put anything on the table and gave his jello analogy. Did you have a deal with someone who put nothing on the table? Then you are more stupid than I thought.

    4. He says that bill they passed is his position on the Debt Ceiling. Then why were you still negotiating with the President?

    Anyhow he has taken up his marbles and he is going to play with his other friends, like if they are all om the same page. The man is a joke.

    • 256 Uche
      July 23, 2011 at 12:11 am

      Well put Soca. I was thinking along those lines as well. Goes to show you the so called MSM is full of intellectual mediocres, or basically apologists for GOTP!

  84. July 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired!!

  85. 259 makesense4tulips
    July 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    nobody told me that the road would be easy, i don’t believe he brought this far to leave me.

  86. July 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Lawry going over time. Thank God! I’m not done with this story yet. I’m roaring to go!!!

    • July 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      He’s undercutting the President with all of this “he never wanted a deal, he played them” garbage. I’m very sure President Obama wanted a deal.

      • July 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm

        I’m pretty confident PBO wants a deal too.

      • July 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        Kent Conrad said that PBO is very genuine in his desire for a big deal.

      • 267 Ladyhawke
        July 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        I am glad Senator Conrad is schooling Lawrence on the fact that President Obama was serious about getting the grand deal. It makes sense to me that he would want to strike while the iron is hot and get something done. I believe he is very disappointed. It makes you wonder if anything will get done until after the 2012 elections.

        • July 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

          O’Donnell seem to think the President was not serious about doing something big. I’m glad Sen. Conrad told him that he felt the President was serious.

        • July 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

          And besides this was too important for the president to be sitting there pretending with a blank piece of paper bluffing. LO just doesn’t want to be wrong about his take on this aspect that the president was just pulling a fast one on the Republicans.

          As I said before, this analysis of his makes it seem as though the president had no actual plans, but instead he was just being a smart politician hoping that the Republican won’t accept the deal

          We know PBO is smart, but we also know that he is not one for such political gimmickery.

          The president said they other day in another press conference that they had spreedsheets sprawled across desks looking at the numbers. He is not one for posturing and political gamesmanship

          LO needs to stop with this silly analysis. He’s barking up the wrong tree with that one. and it is getting old.

          • July 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

            When LOD start his sack of you know what nite, I turn him off completely. He is no mindreader of the President. They can’t even listen to the man speak, how in hell can they read his mind. Shut them off. They will not spoil our joy. Our joy is not for them to dish out when they decide to do so. We bring our joy to the table with us. And tomorrow believe me, Boehner and McConnell better be ready for President Barack Obama because the President will be kicking some wide behinds all over that WH. They have pissed the wrong person off. This is so drama session tomorrow, this will be serious as you can see this President. President Obama does NOT like people playing a shit game with his head. Trust me.

            • July 23, 2011 at 1:55 am

              no drama meant to say

            • 272 Gc
              July 23, 2011 at 2:53 am

              Lawry is reminding me of someone. Some dude that impressed me at first. Not bad looking either. But I was bought by the “”flattery” which in this case meaning someone whose opinions were consistent with mine. But I started to get bad vibes, which undercut the favorability. Husband noticed it first. Lawry is capable of morphing into Olbermann. In that what it is all about is his perception of the event, and not the event itself. Bring back Walter Conkrite.

              • 273 vcprezofan2
                July 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

                Though I can be quietly stubborn about my ‘ feelings’, 😉 I somehow find it reassuring when others reveal that they too get nasty vibes from LO’s persistent and arrogant revelation of what is in PBO’s mind. I first felt the queasiness sometime last week when he repeatedly stated that the President was dishonest (lying), and I remember being reassured by several family members here (Africa, among them) that LO was out of line. That was the last LO segment I watched, as his perception of the President deviated so drastically from mine that I ‘lost faith’ in him. He just seemed too gleeful in his ‘knowledge’ of President Obama’s character to be credible any longer to me. I so agree with StR that he’s trying to undercut the President – one would think he’s not so stupid not to see that the repetition of his meme does nothing to help the process along. As GC says, sometimes first impressions don’t pan out. Last week in a continuation of the dialogue I suggested that maybe LO was trying to pull his own rope-a-dope on PBO’s supporters by his first rope-a-dope analysis of the President’s strategy, then once he had reeled us in, he could play with our support. However, my response flew into cyberspace when I tried to post it. Not having watched him since I can’t support this feeling, but the comments here suggest that he has continued in his unproductive/unhelpful vein. Sigh! Oh for MORE THAN ONE liberal pundit or journalist who will report with integrity on this president without trying to show off THEIR ‘smarts’!

              • July 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

                Oh great, I’ve lost another LO comment – I don’t like his meme – in cyberspace! This time because I didn’t notice that I was flying under the anonymous flag. Grrrrr! Grr! 😦

          • 275 nospin
            July 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

            LO also swore there would be no health care reform.

            He is wrong on this one. PO will balance the budget. I am confident he will just as I was confident we would have health care reform.

  87. 276 P
    July 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Rise Up People and Support this President Against the Hatred!!!


  88. July 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Pray this prayer daily
    This prayer , Our Father, is for President Barack Obama. Heavenly Father, I pray this prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ to bind, rebuke, cast out and bring to no effect all spirits of division, discord, disunity, strife, anger, wrath, , criticism, condemnation, pride, envy, jealousy, gossip, slander, evil speaking, complaining, lying, false teaching, false gifts, false manifestations, lying signs and wonders, complaining spirits, hindering spirits, retaliatory spirits, deceiving spirits, occult spirits, witchcraft spirits. Lord bind and break all curses that have been spoken against Obama., bind all spoken judgments made against him, bind the power of negative words from others, and bind and render useless all prayers not inspired by the Holy Spirit; that have been prayed against him.
    No weapon formed against Obama shall prosper. Lord I pray that the Holy Spirit guides him and lead him into victory. Lord take authority over Satan and all his demons, and those people who are influenced by him. I declare Satan is under Obama feet and shall remain there.
    The Obamas are God’s property. Satan you are bound from his family, his mind, his body, his home, and the country finances.. Whatsoever Obama set his hands to do shall prosper for God supplies all his needs.
    Anoint Obama God for all you have called him to do for you. I ask you God, in the name of Jesus, that you dispatch angels to surround Obama his spouse and children, In the name of Jesus I pray that you will send angels to protect the white house from any intrusion and to protect Obama and his family from any harmful demonic or other physical or mental attacks. I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.

  89. July 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is inexcusable.

    Earlier this evening, Republican Speaker John Boehner quit negotiations with President Obama, refusing to raise the debt ceiling to secure tax breaks for big oil companies and his billionaire jet-owning friends.

    It’s now clearer than ever that Republicans won’t say yes to anything and would rather see our economy fall into catastrophic default than offend Grover Norquist and the Tea Party fringe by asking billionaires to pay their fair share.

    Enough is enough. If Republicans would rather carry water for big oil companies and shadowy special interests than work on behalf of ordinary Americans, we are going to make sure their constituents know about it.

    The DCCC is launching a hard-hitting advertising campaign starting this weekend and continuing through August to hold Republicans accountable.

  90. July 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Photo of Daley, Carney and Plouffe watching PBO at his presser:


  91. 290 Kasai
    July 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Right on point Sonjia:-) Folks in Ohio need to picket his house and everywhere he goes, This man is not fit to run a bar, let alone the house, I am sick of how disrespect the President, hiding behind the phone, walking out on some major work for the American people, while the President is out there working tirelessly day in and day out. I really feel for him, he’s tired, frustrated that this debt ceiling was never an issue before PBO.
    Why do they hate him? All he’s trying to do is save our country from a disaster….I think is time for a march and make our voices heard.
    We cannot sit and do nothing.

  92. 292 EDP4BHO
    July 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Check this out for “responsible” rethugs?


    h/t WSY

  93. July 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Understand well that Lawrence O’Donnell goes in and out of sound where the President is concerned…that’s why I do not trust him,(even through all his seemingly admiration of PBO’s strategy all week. Watch him closely,this is what he does,folks. You get the feeling that he wants to be the one that is ‘in’ with Obama’s moves and knows him so well. Yeah,right! Go President Barack Hussein Obama. We are in all the way!

    • 294 Doris
      July 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      So true Lady. I had problems with him last week. You are right, he goes in and out. He thinks he knows it all. He’s not in anyway connected to this President and he damn sure doesn’t know what he’s thinking is or what his objectives are. These are the very people the President was speaking of tonight.

    • 295 Gc
      July 23, 2011 at 2:56 am

      I think you are perceptive.

  94. 296 desertflower
    July 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Let’s add this to the list of things they didn’t do http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/07/22/277015/faa-shutdown/

  95. 297 EDP4BHO
    July 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Well TODers, I’m gonna do what our President did. He called it a night, went to his special family, prayed to and put his trust in his Maker, and is gathering strength and resolve to take the bull by the horns again, tomorrow. This man is straight about what he is fighting for, so I do not need to hear anything else from LOD and his co-horts rehash what they have already discussed…..just beat the heck out of this issue. Go home LOD and everyone else. Frum says he hasn’t negotiated successfully, has been thrown off, etc., etc., etc., blah, blah, blah, blankety blank. ……”click” …there, TV is off. Nite all and peaceful dreams and prayers for PBO and relief from the heat, and keep hope alive 😀

  96. 298 kittypat
    July 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    To quote my new favorite button we’ll “Keep calm and carry on”

  97. 299 Ladyhawke
    July 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Obama Gets A Hickory Stick And Takes The GOP To The Woodshed

    This was a masterful use of the bully pulpit, by a president who often gets criticized by those on the left and right for not showing enough emotion. At this press conference, Obama showed more than emotion. He revealed where his heart is. This president is trying to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, and those who are hurting in this recession.

    The message was clear and powerful. Republicans want to cut the deficit by hurting those who are most in need of our help. Republicans are more interested in playing politics than reducing the debt. Republicans are cowards who refuse to make the tough decisions. Most importantly, his message to average Americans was I am here working for you. I am willing to make the tough decisions, and take the heat from my own party for uncomfortable compromises.

    Not only did Obama position himself as working for the American people, but he painted the Republicans as Washington politicians who are beholden to their ideology and special interests.


  98. 304 Kasai
    July 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Who the heck is Boehner not to take The President’s phone call…God forbid this was a security threat…or a natural disaster, and the President acted alone..then I dare this mofos ask anything to why, they weren’t informed….These folks are some sick sick puppies…and will be glad when they are voted off ASAP.
    Sick and tired of being sick and tired.

    • July 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      As I keep saying those who didn’t go vote, those who voted for Republicans to try to send the Dems a message, well you are responsible for their being a Speaker Boehner and those crazy racists Tea Party members of Congress.

      • July 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

        If these people had had faith in this President and stuck with him, not give up on him, President Obama would not be dealing with these crazy Tea-Republicans. And that gutless Speaker of the House.

        • July 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

          I always said America was going to pay for 2010. I just hope it doesn’t pay by destroying this country.

          • 308 Kasai
            July 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

            Anniebella you were right about 2010…PBO kept telling them not to give them the keys back…and they did…then we had the P/L Ed Shultz, telling dems not to vote, well they got what they deserved…Hopefully 2012 America will rise up and vote “D”

            • July 23, 2011 at 8:06 am

              Kasai, all they had to do was give the man a little more time, at least the first four years. But no everybody got upset because they didn’t get what they wanted, the economy wasn’t recovering fast enough, so they foolishly went to the other side or they didn’t vote at all. WELL, I hope they are satisfied. Right now if Pelosi was still Speaker we would be focusing on getting this economy stronger, trying to help people fine work. The debt ceiling would have been raised and they still could be working on the deficit too. Instead we have that spineless Speaker Boehner being lead around by the nose by those racists crazy tea party. If the people have any dam sense and I’m talking about these Progressives too, they better wake up and realize we have a dam good President in office right now and we need him for four more years. And we need to do our best to get rid of those Tea-Republicans. First on the list John Boehner.

    • July 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      Wait a minute. Shouldn’t the President have Boehner’s cell phone number ?Why should he have to call his office? Who the hell does this pipsqueak Boner man think he is? Disrespect at its height!

  99. 311 GGail
    July 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Remember what the POTUS poster sez….CHILL….I GOT THIS!

  100. 312 Me4obama
    July 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Good night Family. Mr. President I have your back and I will support you through thick and thin. Thank you for fighting for my future, my rights and my country. Peace and love to the people of Norway.

  101. 313 desertflower
    July 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Remember this!! Thanks, Smartypants:) One of my favorites.


  102. 314 isonprize
    July 22, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Hugs and Kisses, TOD family!

    I think we are all more than a little amped up. It’s because WE WITNESSED SOME SERIOUS HISTORY HERE TONIGHT! For REAL!!

    I saw a little bickering back and forth here tonight. JUST REMEMBER, we are ALL on the same team!! And that team is on the RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY!

    Plus, we’ve got President Barack Hussein Obama on our SIDE!! Are you kidding me??

    ~~OBAMA/BIDEN 2012~~ I’m in. NOW let’s go donate some $$$ or register/update some voters OR BOTH!!!

  103. 315 desertflower
    July 22, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Anyone want a block for Murdoch owned sites?

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/moepiacmhnmbiilhpojodnaopndhddpg This one is for Google Chrome users

  104. 316 isonprize
    July 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Here’s the video where Pres. Obama does a masterful job of explaining his own temperament… (Smartypants posted it also)

    What slays me every time I’ve watched it, is that megawatt smile of his. I never want to be on the wrong side of Barack Obama.

    Sen. Barack Obama on his even temper from SentinelSource.com

    • 317 COS
      July 23, 2011 at 1:02 am

      OMG, where did u find this gem? I saw this PBO in this video in full force today. Darn, he is consistent. All repugs need to view this video.

    • 318 Betsy
      July 23, 2011 at 2:34 am

      That was totally, and incredibly, AWESOME!!! Thanks for finding that.

  105. July 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Hey TODers. Late commenting here because I was glued to my TV riveted by our President’s magnificent press conference. Damn, he’s even finer when he’s pissed. I was on my couch whooping and yelling and LMAO at Boehner and reading your comments on my iPhone. Boy Boehner and the repubs got a butt kicking tonight from the most brilliant President this country has ever had. Boehner’s press statement was pathetic. He’s depending on the media to spin this for him, but he can’t spin what the American people saw with their own eyes.

    They saw a leader in PBO and a bumbler trying to act tough while following his tea party masters. I truly thought the man was going to cry.

    Best of all, the repubs know they are screwed. I know because I flipped to Fox just for giggles and Chris Wallace had on a panel of Krauthammer and two other repubs and they all looked shell-shocked. Even crabby, bigoted ol Charles had to admit that PBO’s press conference was extraordinary.

    My favorite lines of the night: “I’ve summoned the leadership to be here at the WH at 11 o’clock and they’re going to have to tell me how we’re going to keep the country from defaulting.”

    And of course, “If you want to be a leader, you’re going to have to lead.”

    Then he did that swagga from the podium and out of the press room.

    I am so proud of our President.

    Also got to say that Rev Al did a great job of covering such an important breaking news story. Better than Larry.

  106. 320 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    July 23, 2011 at 12:36 am

    short and sweet 🙂

  107. July 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Brian, sleep well. Remember this is only the beginning of many more like this as we get closer to 2012. Remember 2008, and all of the shit they threw at him, well put your boots on because the President has been wearing his from the get go. Let’s move, it is time to kick some more sense into these fools. Good night TOD family.

    • 323 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 23, 2011 at 2:49 am

      Right On HZ. I keep telling folks we have only just begun. Strap up the boots it going to get CRAZY……..

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