27
Jul
11

“what the heck is this?”

At first I thought Harry had called them “Rethugs” at 0:51 and I was about to send him roses. 😳


229 Responses to ““what the heck is this?””


  1. 1 Brian
    July 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    In 2001, we called a group that tried to bring down our country by collapsing our economy terrorists. Now we call them Republicans.

  2. July 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Chamber of Commerece with the help of the media created a Frankenstein monster (ala Teabaggers) they can no longer control. The COC’s angst is on the rise and is caught between a rock and a hard place and now reduced to supporting the very, very flawed Boehner plan.

    Be careful what you ask for.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/us/politics/27chamber.html

    • July 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      what’s that saying again about laying down with dogs?…….. either way, serves the COC right. Hope they poop their pants as they sweat this debt ceiling out, maybe it’ll teach them not to meddle with crazy.

    • 5 StR
      July 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      They’re still in bed with them – they’re supporting the Boehner bill. If they wanted a solution they’d support the Reid bill, which unlike the Boehner bill doesn’t cause a bond rating lowering. CoC is supporting a plan which will see the AAA bond rating drop over one which would see it stay AAA rated.

      Reports have Obama Chief of Staff shocked that CoC came out in support of Boehner bill right after Daley visited with Donahue. Pretty much a slap in the face really. Maybe after Daley leaves the Admin during the second term sometime he can start a rival to the CoC, one that isn’t just a GOP front group.

      There is no earthly reason to support the Boehner budget over the Reid plan unless they just want to have cover to then support the Reid one when the Boehner one fails in the House or more likely the Senate.

      I guess the biggest test and tell will be who the CoC advises in regards to the Reid offering once the Boehner bill fails.

  3. July 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    good message: “put politics aside and put american back on track…[make us] number 1”
    ps- was it just my ADHD or was anyone else wondering who the hell Dick Durbin was talking to…. I mean, I know he’s talking to Harry who was off camera, but it looks like Durbin is having a conversation with a to an invisible Senate. 😆 😆

  4. 9 utaustinliberal
    July 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Good video. Great synopsis of where the democrats are and stand in this debate.

  5. 10 GGail
    July 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I’m sooooo proud of our Democratic Leaders in the Senate. They GET THE JOB DONE! Chipticks, I was so busy listening for “rethug” that I had to play the second video twice to hear Senator Reid. You are so bad!!!! 😀

  6. 11 Debz
    July 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    LOL Chips, that did sound like “rethugs” If he said that, I would send him a whole garden of roses!

  7. 12 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

     
    Run time: 01:48

     
    Posted on YouTube: July 27, 2011
    By YouTube Member: libertywriters
    Views on YouTube: 33
     
    Posted on DU: July 27, 2011
    By DU Member: Segami
    Views on DU: 64

    MORE POPCORN PLEASE. GRANNY IS PRETTY MAD.

    • July 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      Very rich coming from McCain given he pandered to the very same people for votes in 2010. Furthermore you have the monster he unleashed on America, Sarah Palin, spouting off the same garbage about the debt ceiling not mattering.

      • 14 Debz
        July 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

        It appears that he was reading from the WSJ.

      • 15 dotster
        July 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

        I see The Quitter, The Defeated, issues another “brilliant” statement about Obama, that “American ideals are foreign to him because of his background.” It’s like some Dumbest Person in the World Contest between her and Bachmann. Same could be said about Palin and just about any other Repub too, especially the brain dead tea partiers.

    • 16 Bill
      July 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      That was great. O’Donnell will probably sue him.

    • July 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! Are you fracking kidding me?!!! A Lord of the Rings analogy? No fricking way! Who knew Old Man Cain was so ‘wid dit’ ?! Nice to see the disdain the establishment (old money) has for the teahadist (the nouvea riche). Old Man Cain was this close to pinching his nose and sniffing with affront! heheheheheheheheheheheheh :mrgreen:

    • 18 Fred
      July 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      that granny dig is not good for my sore kidney Me4O 😆 oh and McCain it’s President Obama for you bitch 🙄

    • 20 desertflower
      July 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Mr. McCain wasn’t reading his own words. He was reading from a NYT op ed….if it’s not from the NYT, It was from somewhere else…I read that very thing first thing this morning…and it was not attributed to McCain. Trust me, he’s gonna ride the crazy train…he’s a wackjob, just like the rest of them. He could have secured his legacy as a statesman in the Senate, but chose the wrong door, yet again. AND he gave us that Wasilla $$$whore. He is still an ass.

      • July 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        I’m with you, DF. The guy is wish-washy as hell. I can never forgive him for foisting that bird brain woman on this country. Even after he’s had to deal with her, he had the gall to say she’s qualified to beat PBO.

        I lost all respect for him a long time ago. For a lot of these Republicans and some in the Democratic party, it is all about expediency. Political gamesmanship is one thing, but there is no excuse to throw one’s principles out the window for the sole purpose of clinging on to a seat in the congress. And more importantly to do it at the expense of impugning someone else’s character.

        How can people look their young children in the eye and teach them about the pitfalls of telling a lie, when they do it with such ease.

      • 22 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

        You guys are KILLING me!!! 😆

  8. 23 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    House Republicans on Wednesday morning were calling for the firing of the Republican Study Committee top staffer after he was caught sending e-mails to conservative groups urging them to pressure GOP lawmakers to vote against a debt proposal from Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

    Infuriated by the e-mails from Paul Teller, the executive director of the RSC, members started chanting “Fire him, fire him!” while Teller stood silently at a closed-door meetings of House Republicans.

    “It was an unbelievable moment,” said one GOP insider. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

    Teller and other RSC aides sent a Tuesday e-mail to outside conservatives seeking to “kill the Boehner deal.” The RSC emails were sent to a listserv with conservative activists.

    MORE POPCORN PLEASE. THE TRAIN WRECK IS IN MOTION 😆 😆 😆 😆

    • 24 utaustinliberal
      July 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      Even though Teller works for the looney bins party, he was sane enough to realize that Moodys, Standard and Poors, and other credit rating agencies are telling the truth when they say that Boehner’s plan is bad for the economy and could possibly cause America to lose her AAA credit rating. He understood that he had to get the word out because these band of teapublicans are dangerous and will not blink or bat an eyelash while pushing the country over the cliff. They can’t handle the truth; especially when one of their own stops drinking the tea and points out their foolishness in technicolor.

    • 26 prettyfoot58
      July 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Is that with or without butter…:D

    • 27 Sue in Minnesota
      July 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      What the hell is the Republican Study Commitee?…….off to do some homework.

  9. July 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Great article on why Obama is hesitant on the 14th amendment and why we all should be hesitant: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/opinion/08tribe.html?_r=1

    • July 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      And note who penned that.

      • July 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

        I don’t know the name or the reputation. Steve Benen linked to it so I thought I’d share.

        • 31 globalcitizenlinda
          July 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

          Prof L Tribe is arguably one of the most scholars of the constitution and hence one of the most respected legal minds living today. He is also a former prof of President Obama while at Harvard and he is the one who said then that he had never had as bright a student as BHO. The two great legal minds are also friends and enjoy a special mentor-student relationship to this day. President Obama greatly values his opinion

  10. 32 Doris
    July 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    July 27, 2011 10:00 AM
    Minorities Suffer Most From Wealth Gap

    Here’s a dirty little secret: While there’s a wealth gap in general, it is a gaping maw when it comes to minorities and the rest of the world.

    Pew Research:

    The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.

    These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/minorities-suffer-most-wealth-gap

  11. 33 Fred
    July 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    time to get it cracking as far as MSNBC goes. Buchannan has got to GO. I apologize for linking this moron’s site but . . .

    Add “terrorist apologist” to Pat Buchanan’s resume
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/27/999492/-Add-terrorist-apologist-to-Pat-Buchanans-resume

    Pat Buchanan: Norwegian Right-Wing Terrorist ‘Breivik May Be Right’
    http://thinkprogress.org/media/2011/07/26/279171/pat-buchanan-breivik-may-be-right/

    • 34 ChristiMtl
      July 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      He won’t go Fred, he’s still there after all the awful racist comments he made over the years.

      Unless he use the n word or call the President a dick, I don’t see it.

    • 35 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      ummmm…………….You guys haven’t figureed out that Pat Buchannon is the anti-Al Sharpton on MSNBC. Catch up folks. The 3 Ring Circus will only expand as 2012 approaches. 😎

      • 36 dotster
        July 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

        It seems that having Al there has given them free reign to have more and more conservatives featured on every program throughout the day and night. And they love horrible old racist, Pat B. there. It seems there’s not a thing that he could say that would get him suspended, because he’s uttered a multitude of obnoxious, ugly opinions. I noticed when Halperin was suspended—–I hope forever—-they had Pat on the air within a couple of hours, even tho he’d been on vaca—-didn’t want to go any extra minutes without a conservative harpy.

    • 37 desertflower
      July 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Join us in sending MSNBC letters to call them out on this…Peter has addresses at TOAITR…and I believe Chips does as well. enough is enough.

    • 38 lmrj
      July 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Let’s face it. MSNBC and every other cable hack station will continue to air this right wing/teapublican bile as long as it makes $$$ for them and it serves the purpose of their corporate masters. MSNBC is part of the repub messaging machine. MSNBC and huffy lost their left-leaning conscience when they were bought out earlier in the year (MSNBC bought by Comcast and Huffy bought by AOL after they split from Time/Warner). Money and defeating PBO are the only driving forces at work here. We should probably continue to expend our energies as PBO asked us to; via phone, e-mail, fax, Facebook, Twitter, etc. directed at Congress. More effective than spinning our wheels railing against the MSM. When the MSM sees the force of public opinion and mobilization is swaying away from them and they’re losing sheer numbers as well as cred, there will be $$$ in it for them to sway the opposite direction. They will no nothing different until then.

      • 39 dotster
        July 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        Huffy was never left leaning, unless you call having screaming anti-Obama headlines every day left-leaning. I actually think it’s calmer now since the takeover.

  12. 40 HZ
    July 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I am sending Harry a thank you. Love Sen. Durbin and Patty Murray. We are going to beat this TOD Family.

    • 41 COS
      July 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      Listen to Randi Rhodes. she is talking about the tea party and that twitter photo and “Boner”.

      http://www.ktlkam1150.com/mediaplayer/

      • 42 desertflower
        July 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm

        Thank you for that link ! Have spent the last 2 hours listening to her. She’s so fabulous! About PBO she says: “A President with more character, you will never see.In the end, that’s all that really matters.” She, as usual, was ON FIRE TODAY!

      • July 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

        I’m waiting to hear the entire show, I PodCast her show because it’s not available in my area. Yesterday she called those on the left who trashed the president “Morons”.

        This lady is by far the best the left has going for them.

    • 48 HZ
      July 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      Gave them all a call. Spoke to Durbin’s office in DC., Reid in DC. and Schumer in DC. Murray busy. Try again. Then I called Speaker Boehner and left a message. I left on yesterday plua a letter sent via e mail. I am fine, do not worry, I know how to tap into my good energy. God is my source for my faithfulness. We are going to do this together, TOD family. Tap into whatever beliefs and strength you carry each day to get through your day. We are one with a lot of smarts, love, and respect. I love you all back so much,HZ

      • July 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        HZ. Great comment! I keep turning to positive thinking myself and it works. I just start where I am, look for a better feeling thought and I can always find them. The thing is that the fear is caused by a thought, by a certain way of looking at the situation. It’s not the truth. It’s just a belief. Just a thought. Whenever I get upset about politics I find out that there have been good things going on behind the scenes that I wasn’t aware of.

        I have called McConnell and my Senator, Lugar. I’ve called my representative “Taliban” Dan Burton and also emailed him. I’ve called Cantor and Boehner. It was difficult to get through and then I had to wait a long time to talk to Boehner’s staff, I sat and read a book while I was on hold. I have another Indiana Senator to call. I want to call Reid’s office and thank him. He’s doing a great job. And then I start with other Republicans.

        The President has done so much for me, it feels really good to do something for him. I’m so glad he asked us to make our voices heard. What else are people doing?

  13. 50 Fred
    July 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    hooray 😀 😀

    Obama To Announce New Automobile Mileage Standards On Friday

    President Barack Obama has struck a deal with the nation’s automakers to raise mandatory fuel-efficiency standards to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, a staggering 65% increase, National Journal reports.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-to-announce-new-automobile-mileage-standards-on-friday-2011-7

  14. 52 Fred
    July 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I hate linking Huffy’s site but 😯 😯

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker Echoes President Obama On Debt, Pans John Boehner Plan
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/republican-sen-bob-corker-echo-obama_n_911258.html?1311795740

    • July 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Good to hear that Republican moderates are coming around in the Senate. It’s too late for the grand bargain without an extension and any extension would downgrade the bond rating. If the Reid plan can get GOp support in the Senate when it’s voted on it will go a helluva long way in convincing enough GOP House Reps to vote for it.

      • 54 hopefruit2
        July 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

        These “moderate” Repubs must have been flooded with phone calls, emails and/or faxes from folks after the President spoke.

  15. July 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    If you haven’t signed yet, the DCCC has a petition to send to Boehner. Last count I saw was 200,000 signatures and still going.

    http://dccc.org/pages/atrisk

    STAND WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA: END TAX BREAKS FOR BILLIONAIRES AND BIG OIL

    BREAKING: Speaker Boehner has irresponsibly QUIT negotiations with President Obama.

    Critical budget negotiations have left the GOP refusing to give up even one penny of tax breaks for Big Oil and billionaires.

    What do Republicans support? Recklessly slashing Social Security and Medicare to make sure their special interests donors never have to pay their fair share.

    Sign our petition right now telling Speaker Boehner and the GOP to end special tax breaks for Millionaires and Billionaires and to stop pushing America’s economy to the brink of disaster.

  16. July 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    From an Email from the DCCC:

    Chairman Israel: We Have Exceeded Recruiting Expectations

    After Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Hochul won a ruby-red district in Western New York, our “Drive to 25” campaign became “24 more to go.” We only need 24 seats to win the Majority.

    And now Chairman Steve Israel has announced some exciting news: “we have exceeded all recruiting expectations.”

    We have strong Democratic candidates running in 41 Republican and open districts — exceeding our internal benchmarks for recruiting — and are on the path to putting 60 Republican seats in play.

    • July 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Wow. That’s fantastic news. I love this Steve Israel guy. Whenever I’ve had a chance to see him on TV, he strikes me as a person who knows what he’s talking about and how to deliver the message.

      Suzanne, thans for the great news. Now, all we need to do is go out there and win back those seats.

      • 58 57andFemale
        July 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

        He’s been great. He’s DWS’s lieutenant and his messaging has been excellent, in my very humble opinion. He stays on message and makes it simple enough to follow.

        • July 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm

          What you said….(He) “makes it simple enough to follow.”

          I think that’s the phrase I was looking for. He is crisp and concise.

      • 60 Sue in Minnesota
        July 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

        I participated in one of his teleconferences recently. He is energetic and pulls no punches. I was impressed.

    • 61 Fred
      July 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      come on Democrats.Let’s do this 😀

    • 62 LunarSea
      July 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Gotta say that is sweeter than that pistachio ice cream in a sugar cone. I hope they kept ‘blue dogs’ with yellow streaks to a minimum. Go Dems!

      I’m beginning to think these teajadists were a gift to the Dems and progressives everywhere (well except for those sites which shall remain nameless}

  17. July 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    This is excellent news. This will put Liu in the judicial system available for movement to higher nominations.

    Jerry Brown nominates Goodwin Liu to California Supreme Court

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/brown-nominates-berkeley-professor-goodwin-liu-to-california-supreme-court.html

    Gov. Jerry Brown nominated UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court Tuesday, giving the state high court a fourth Asian justice and a collegial liberal who is likely to be strongly supportive of civil rights.

    Liu was President Obama’s pick for a seat on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but he failed to garner enough Republican support. Liu, 40, has never been a judge, but his colleagues at Berkeley, including conservatives, strongly endorsed him for the position.

    ….

    Liu was a controversial pick for Obama, who nominated him twice. Senate Republicans criticized Liu’s selection, saying that he was too left-leaning. Liu marked the first judicial pick to be blocked outright on the Senate floor since George W. Bush’s first term.

    …..

    • July 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Liu was too young to ever be an Obama appointee, however if there is a Dem elected in 2016/2020 Liu could be a good candidate. Imagine a Scalia being replaced by Goodwin Liu. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Maybe President Obama will be able to get him through to the 9th circuit during his second term, after Liu has bench experience.

    • 65 LunarSea
      July 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Jerry Brown /Debbie Wasserman-Schultz 2016 !

  18. 66 halo.
    July 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    STAND TALL, MR. PREZ! YOU GOT THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOU!!

  19. 67 57andFemale
    July 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I hate to link here but I think this is so important: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/27/999572/-Credit-Where-Credit-Is-Due:-Some-People-Need-Reminding?via=siderecent

    It’s about the politics of 2010, leading to the elections and what didn’t get done that Obama wanted done. It’s really illegal to cut and paste the whole thing but it’s some wonderful perspective on how we got here. Newsflash: it wasn’t Obama but endangered Democrats, Russ Feingold being one.

  20. 72 HZ
    July 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Gov. Brown is getting the job done in this area. See how things work. When one door close, another one opens. Keep the good prayers and energy going forth. We are doing the right thing with our President. Remember we need great judges on the bench in the important states. I am still lying here with computer and phone, writing letters, calling reps. and senators, and the Speaker. My heart will be fine because I believe in what we are doing, and the times we are living in, and I am willing that you younger people get my support to move forward with this wonderful President. I pray a lot, believe, and trust in my grace that is granted to me each day. Love my family here very much.

  21. July 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Greg Sargent at WaPo

    McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/mccain-erupts-conservatives-are-lying-to-america/2011/03/03/gIQAUm2HdI_blog.html

    So the debt limit debate has come to this: John McCain, who you may recall was the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer, is now openly accusing conservatives of actively misleading America with their completely unrealistic demands, which he labeled “deceiving” and “bizarro.”

    In a seminal moment in this debate, here’s some video of McCain on the Senate floor today, unleashing an angry tirade at conservatives who are still holding out for a balanced budget amendment as part of any compromise on the debt ceiling. McCain accused them of “deceiving” America into believing such a thing can pass the Senate:

    [video and more story]

    • July 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      Well. Break out the holy water.

      But I’d like to wager if he was up for election, we won’t be seeing that John McCain.

      I only pray that we get this thing done. And my faith is in the President and the saner Democrats to see us through this fiasco — this manufactured crisis by the GOP.

      They created this mess, wasting precious hours, all because of their deep-seated hatred for one President Barack Hussein Obama.

      Go figure.

    • 79 LunarSea
      July 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Who are you and what have you done to McCain?

  22. July 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Smartypants has some excellent posts

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/

    Here’s one

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/07/opportunity-of-defeating-enemy-is.html
    ….
    If there’s one thing Republicans have learned the last several years it’s that Democrats don’t know how to negotiate, so why bother compromising?

    The problem with this analysis is that its based solely on a progressive viewpoint. In other words, its analyzing the Republican’s actions from the perspective of liberals. That very seldom works.

    If, instead, you look at things from the Republican’s perspective, you see exactly the opposite in terms of their motivation.
    ….

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And then this one where Ezra Klein and p.m. carpenter came to the same conclusion.

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/07/call-it-what-it-is.html

    Yesterday, I tried to make the case that no matter what President Obama had done in these negotiations about the debt ceiling, we would have ended up at the same place we are today. My other point was that therefore, the White House strategy has been to ensure that the President is able to demonstrate to the American people that he is willing to compromise and govern while the Republicans are not.

    This morning I see that both Ezra Klein and p m carpenter are saying pretty much the same thing.

    ….

  23. 82 nintendowii10
    July 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    LOL @ this Tea party idiot on Al Sharpton, what a tool of the corporate jet owners/ Koch Bros!

  24. 83 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Did Rev Al really need to show as the huge crowds and 10s of thousands of Teabaggers at the rally. I almost chocked on my dinner when I saw it. LMAO

  25. 84 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Rev Al as funny as he’ll. Bush got Bin Laden. LMAO

  26. July 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Oh MY GOOOOOSSSSHHHH!!! I love rev. Al!!!! Pat said PBO is weak and has been rolled three times. Rev. said: Pat says PBO is weak, that he’s gotten rolled 3 times. He should just stand up and go get OBL. Oh wait, that was OBAMA!!!!!

    • July 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      Sorry: correction:
      Oh MY GOOOOOSSSSHHHH!!! I love rev. Al!!!! Pat said PBO is weak and has been rolled three times. Rev. said: Pat says PBO is weak, that he’s gotten rolled 3 times. He should be like Bush and just stand up and go get OBL. Oh wait, that was OBAMA!!!!!

      • 87 nintendowii10
        July 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

        Yeah, I still don’t get how Bush gets credit for getting Osama bin Laden. Did the Democrats try and credit Clinton for getting Saddam Hussein? Fucking idiots!

        • July 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

          No. Rev. Al was mocking Pat’s statement that PBO is weak bc he isn’t a loudmouth braggart like Bush. So Al was saying that for all Bush’s braggadociosness, and so called manliness, it was PBO, the antithesis of Bush who wound up getting him.
          ps- Frigging dumbass former gov of P.A saying that PBo needs to lead by invoking the 14th Amendment. STFU bastard! Mind your own damned business.

          • 89 nintendowii10
            July 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

            Rendell is a Hillary Democrat, he would be kissing President Hillary’s behind if she were doing what PBO is doing.

            But I agreed, he needs a huge can of STFU!

            • July 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

              Amen! He’s such a little turncoat asskissing fucktard!!!

            • 91 isonprize
              July 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

              uh oh. what did my former Gov Ed Rendell say?? (We used to call him Fast Eddie!) Something stupid, I’m sure. However, remember this. Eddie is a consummate fundraiser. And an excellent strategist. I wouldn’t put it past him to be playing a “good cop/bad cop” game. As former chair of the DNC, and one of her biggest supporters, he was the one they called to tell Hillary to give it up.

              Again, I’m so sure he said something stupid. But Fast Eddie CAN RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, for real!

              • 92 Chi
                July 31, 2011 at 4:39 am

                What good does it do if like you say he’s good at raising money (for himself and those who he can control of course), but spends an awful amount of time doing serious damage denigrating and demeaning President Obama who will be at the top of the Democratic ticket…

                Enough of these lame excuses for these obviously horrid, resentful, opportunistic, vendetta-driven, anti-President Obama fake Democrats…

          • July 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

            And let me guess, he had no legal explanation for why PBO should invoke the 14th Amendment, except that Bill Clinton says so, it is the latest meme in the progressive circle.

            My hubby told me that he listened to a guy the other day, I think on Rachel show, and that the guy gave the clearest explanation for why he thought about when and how, if at all the 14th Amendment should be used. They guy was a lawyer, I think.

            Anyone remember seeing that?

            • 94 nintendowii10
              July 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

              I’ve had it with all these Clintonites suggesting that PBO invoke the 14th. PBO has had to deal with a lot of shit Clinton fucked up: DADT, HCR, DOMA, and Clinton is partially to blame for the state of our economy. Why should we continue to take advice from a man who lied about a BJ for crying out loud!

            • July 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

              I saw that. Do not remember the name but fairly sure it was a professor from HARVARD! 🙂 Yes, he gave a very thorough explanation about the 14th. I don’t remember for sure, but don’t think he flat out said he should not/never/ever use it. If I am remembering correctly, his explanation was that it would have to be an national emergency and, of course, insinuated that this may/could come to that. Apologize for not having a better memory.

      • 98 LunarSea
        July 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        I love posting that on twitter. Obama got Bin Laden!

  27. 99 nintendowii10
    July 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Shut up Ed Rendell! What a fucking fruit loop he is, suggesting that President Obama break the law “in the interest of the American people.”

    Bush broke the law “in the interest of the American people” and turned this nation into shit!

    • July 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      This is exactly what’s wrong with the PLs. They want to emulate all the nasty habits of the Bush Administration. Somehow that is supposed to paint a macho picture. — mind you these were some of the same things they were vehemently against and brutally criticized the Bush Administration for.

      It is just insane. They will be waiting for a long time, because that is just not how this president operates.

      Go figure.

      • July 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

        If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. When there is a repug dictator, the PL cry illegalities and unconstitutional. But when a dem is in the white house, they want the same dictatorial powers. Bastards!!!

        • 102 ChristiMtl
          July 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

          Exactly! isn’t it pathetic?

          They wanted lefty Bush,

          Extremists on both sides view compromises as evil, my way or the highway.

          • 103 EDP4BHO
            July 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

            “They wanted lefty Bush”

            Sadly my young 35 year old nephew came up with that bs as well……”he should be like Bush”. I was livid with him and had to get off the phone. This was during the health care debates and I have not been in contact with him since. Guess he knows I was pissed. These people have lived 8 years under sheer ineptness, and have swallowed the false bravado hook, line and sinker. Sad.

          • 104 prettyfoot58
            July 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

            Christi….

            Extremists on both sides view compromise as evil…..my way ot the highway….

            but i am nervous….i thought that the 14 amendment was the way out…..

      • 105 Sue in Minnesota
        July 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        I think in part that is collateral damage from the psychosis of the Bush years. Seems to me many of the PL’s want not only to exact revenge, they are now rationalizing with the shift in power those abuses are not only okay, but in fact should be wielded. Hypocritical and self serving.

    • July 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      should Rendell be admitting that he did not so legal things when he was gov. Rendell still saying PBO is a nice man, but there are times to lead— meaning PBO is weak. Fuck you mofo and get the frack gone.

      • 107 Sue in Minnesota
        July 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

        They don’t get President Obama, they are stuck in their own mindsets. President Obama will as always prove that he knows exactly what he is doing. Rendell has never been squarely in PBO’s camp, so be it………we will get it done despite Rendell’s own inflexibility as to the art of the possible.

      • July 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

        I really don’t care for people like the Ed Rendells of this world. All of them have yet to get over the fact that President Obama won the election and is president of the United States of America.

        They couch their statements under the guise of supporting the president, but can’t resist trying to emasculate him. This crap comes through every single time.

        If you can’t give this president his props, without adding “but” behind it, forget you.

        I remember reading a piece by Roger Cohen, — he writes about foreing policy issues, believe for the New York Times (haven’t seen his byline for a while now) — giving the president a back handed compliment about his accomplishments. But he couldn’t complete his piece without telling us that the President happened to have had a lot of “luck” in the process.

        I sent him a letter asking him if it would behoove him to give this man the credit for doing what he has done. I asked him if this is how he would have characterized some other president other than President Barack Obama.

        They just can’t help themselves. I’d like to wager if PBO was anything other than a brown skinned man, one can only imagine the accolades he would be getting from these same people.

        They don’t fool me not one bit, and they can all kiss my RABA.

        • 109 EDP4BHO
          July 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

          Africa, thanks again for the truth. It’s the protection of the complexion that allows so many to spew their rubbish. As I’ve said before, no one will ever hear or read me say “PBO isn’t perfect but…….., or I don’t agree with everything this President does, but….”. It’s all bullshit. Most of these people are being led by their d–ks, thus have a false sense of manhood. This is no f–king John Wayne movie, this is real, complicated shit PBO has to deal with, carrying the weight of high office with all its demands, plus maintain the presence of mind of overt and covert racism. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I am almost 60. We are definitely living what my parents and grandparents witnessed their entire lives.

          • 110 Chi
            July 31, 2011 at 4:57 am

            You and me both ED4PBO…

            No disclaimers ever from me where this exceptional President is concerned…

            I make no apologies for my unyielding and staunch support of the greatest, most sophisticated and most evolved leader of this generation…

        • 111 Chi
          July 31, 2011 at 4:42 am

          Spot on Africa…

      • 112 isonprize
        July 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

        There is a reason we called him “Fast Eddie” Very slippery indeed. But he got shit done. That doesn’t justify it, but it explains why they (and by ‘they’ I mean traditional politicians) just don’t “get” Barack Obama.

        They don’t understand how Pres. Obama is SO principled, so honest, so SMART, so calm, so killer, so thoughtful.

        THEY JUST DON’T GET IT! 🙄

  28. 113 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Ed Rendell sits on his ass on Morning Joke and lets Joke bash the President, now on Rev Al he is a different person. Stop telling the President to Lead Rendell, stop it.

  29. 114 nintendowii10
    July 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    LOL @ Rev Al hammering Mitt Romney on his presumptuous victory and running mates.

    • July 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Of course the Slate guy is sticking up for Mitt

      • July 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

        Lisa, Al is going to be a force to reckon with if he and MSNBC comes to an agreement on the way he wants to present his show.

        This morning he was on the Tom Joyner show. Tom asked him about not having any kind of intro into his show. He said until they work it out — especially with the fact that they allow him to keep doing his advocacy work (i.e., National Action Network, etc)., then he will have something of the sort.

        Tom asked him about the haters. He told Tom that he is not a journalist, instead he is an advocate/opinionator and gave an example that neither Lawrence nor Ed Schultz are journalists. They advocate and give opinions, he said, for a certain issue, and that is what he is going to be doing.

        I think he is making clear to MSNBC that if they are going to keep him on the air, this is what he is going to be doing. He made some other funny analogy, but my old brain can’t remember it now. He was funny as all get up.

        Go figure.

  30. 117 nintendowii10
    July 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Uggggggh Ron Christie!!!!

  31. July 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Rev Al is the best thing on tv re politics. Serving it straight up! Go give ’em hell,Rev!

  32. July 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    BriWi asked Rusty: Is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hand
    Rusty: Oh I have a bit of a rebellion everyday {no big deal]
    BriWi: No worries
    Rusty: Never let them see you sweat
    Lisa: But you’ll let them see you cry 🙄 Asswipe 🙄

  33. July 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Isn’t poor Ron a joke? He is like a wound-up toy that garbles the same message over and over. Press button B and you get…..

  34. 130 nintendowii10
    July 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    LOL @ Ron quoting Rasmussen, what a clown!

  35. 132 utaustinliberal
    July 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    OMG!!!! Ron Christie is such a fucking liar. He lied about PBO’s poll numbers falling among independents, college educated folks, and young people. He tried to quote Rasmussen as his source. Thank goodness Rev Al called him out. Don’t bring that BS biased, shoddy Rasmussen poll here!

    • 133 Me4obama
      July 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      I can’t stand the Ron Guy, I always bring the volume down whenever he comes on TV.

    • 134 ChristiMtl
      July 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      That’s why I love Rev. Al, he doesn’t let them spew their lies unchallenged like the rest.

    • July 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      These people are going to learn how to do their homework or pull their lies from the now- defunct planet, Pluto before coming to sit with the Rev.

      They are not going to be getting away with that mess. Hallelujah!!

      Tonight, I will have to stay up way past my bed time to see the Rev. Al when he comes on in my neck of the woods. This sounds like a good show tonight.

      • 136 Doris
        July 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm

        Here’s Rev. Al now on msnbc.tv. Enjoy. The last two segments aren’t up yet, but they will be soon.

        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/

        • 137 ChristiMtl
          July 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm

          No wonder Glenn Greenwald bashed the Rev. and MSNBC today in his article.

          The Pl knows the Rev. is getting the message out, he’s stating facts.

          Not to say that he always agree on everything but he never question the President’s motives, his integrity. He never insult him.

          They hate the Rev. as much as the President it seems.

          • 138 nintendowii10
            July 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

            Glenn Greenwald is just jealous because Rev. Al has a much bigger base, because Rev. Al is an actual activist. All Glenn does is go do the media rounds, write articles bashing PBO, and has a group of bloggers defending his every word, he calls that “activism.”

            And he can go fuck himself for comparing blackwaterdog to a Nazi, and talking shit about The People’s View, calling them “cultists.” Pure projection, what a fucking moron and piece of shit Greenwald is!

            • July 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

              One trick predictable pony. We know. President Obama, bad, bad, bad. President Obama ate my first born, blah, blah, blah. They are all laughable to me.

          • 140 COS
            July 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

            My sister don’t watch much tv but she and her husband rush to the tv to watch Rev. Al. When he first came on, I heard some of the PL criticizing him for talking to loud. Ed Schultz talks loud also. I love the way Rev. Al gets his little dig in at the end of the interviews. 🙂

        • July 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

          Thanks, Doris. I don’t have audio on my computer. I’ll have to watch it on TV later.

          But thanks a bunch!!

  36. 143 Doris
    July 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Gone with ya bad self. Rev. Al da MAN! 😀

  37. July 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    And while we are at it, anyone remember that old commercial, about E.F. Hutton? When E.F. Hutton speaks everyone listens?

    Well, ditch old reliable E.F.

    We’ve got a new authority in town. When PBO speaks, yes indeed, they listen.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fans-deluge-lawmakers-facebook-pages-on-debt-ceiling/2011/07/27/gIQAp3BPdI_story.html

    Go figure.

    • 145 hopefruit2
      July 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you Africa – this is certainly not someone who has “negotiated themselves into oblivion.”

      I take it that Fineman is projecting a lot of HIS own wishes about this president – he wishes that Barack Obama would just disappear into oblivion because Obama clearly stirring up some nasty feelings of resentment and bitterness in this guy. Fineman would never talk about Sarah Palin or Michele Bachman or Mitt Romney like this. I am very aware of a pathological need by these pundits to try to minimize this President at all costs.

      • July 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

        They hide behind their writings to emasculate him. That’s why I never hesitate to write them and tell them that I know what they are up to. I don’t care if they respond or not. I tell them anyway. I always tell that I am not the only one who gets what they are doing.

  38. 147 hopefruit2
    July 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Howard Fineman is an IDIOT. He states on Tweety’s show “This President has practically negotiated himself into oblivion” and because of that has pretty much lost everything he asked for – including a desire for a debt ceiling increase through 2012.

    Who the HELL is Mr. Fineman to claim that he knows exactly what this president has and hasn’t negotiated, and what this president will and won’t get?

    • 148 utaustinliberal
      July 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Howard pissed me off today. And Gah!!!!!! the way Chris was slobbering all over him was annoying.

      • 149 nintendowii10
        July 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        This is why I don’t watch Tweety: he slobbers over the PL and the teabaggers. And he practically wanted to get into Sarah Palin’s panties, the way he would be googly eyed over her, good lord!

      • 151 hopefruit2
        July 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm

        Chris Matthews has a blind and foolish “reverence” for Fineman – why, I have not a clue. Whenever that HP Hack is on Tweety’s show, he (Tweety) begins to wax poetic about that fool Palin and other stupid Republicans and trash the PResident. I’ve noticed this pattern for some time now.

    • 152 nintendowii10
      July 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Howard Fineman works for HuffnPuff post, he’s an Arianna Huffington foot soldier aka a closet Republican.

      “The President capitulated/caved/etc etc etc” is a right wing taking point, straight out of the Rove playbook, and these PLs continue to wonder why they are ignored and not listened to. Most of America doesn’t give a shit what they have to say.

      • 153 hopefruit2
        July 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        Yes, I notice whenever the President is in the midst of a political debate with one or more Repubs, Fineman compulsively declares the Repubs the “winner.” His GOP-esqe FEAR of Barack Obama is astounding to put it nicely.

        • 154 nintendowii10
          July 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

          I wonder if Fineman said the same in 2008, declared John McCain the winner of the 2008 election one week after McCain unveiled Quitter from Wasilla as his running mate and he gained a slight lead over Obama.

          I can’t stand these PLs who say they stand for progressive values/beliefs, but they consistently cheer for the Republicans, who DON’T stand for progressive values/beliefs. Self serving hypocrites of the highest order!

          • 155 hopefruit2
            July 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

            Well, he declared Palin a “formidable force” when she supported the Teabagger in the NY26 special election, which caused the Republican to LOSE to the Democrat after the vote was split by the bagger candidate. Fineman was so sure that that teabag candidate would win because of Palin’s endorsement. This was a district that Republicans had been winning since before President Obama was born!!!

            • July 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

              It’s hard for me to give these guys any respect, because I believe in my hearts of heart that they literally pull most of that stuff out of their behinds, with no basis in fact nearly 85 percent of the time.

              They are wrong most of the time. Dead wrong about their silly prosnostications. And when it comes to President Obama, it just simply brings the crazy out in them.

              Anyone else notice this? I swear, there is something overpowering about this man, that drives some people insanely wacky forcing them to come up with some of the most outrageous and bizzare utterances.

              Exhibit A. Mark Halperin, who it seems must be vacationing in Siberia. They can’t even find a way to constructively criticize him. They have to resort to insult, innuendos, subtle abuses and you name it.

              • 157 Sue in Minnesota
                July 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

                Jesus had the same effect on those in power in his day. President Obama challenges the entrenched powers in all ways, they wouldn’t be in such an uproar if they thought they could control, manipulate, out smart him or buy his favor. They can’t go, as Boehner would say mano-mano with him and prevail. Barack Obama is not a messiah, but his intelligence, comportment, consistency, integrity and charisma
                has them coming unglued, they are no match. Lots of bruised egos trying desperately to find ways to take the shine off his brilliance.
                The harder they try the more they expose themselves, their shortcomings and their pettiness.

                Fineman is a Republican, who always thinks he has the inside track. As well I think he has a white male superiority complex. He relishes with glee any opportunity to attempt to diminish either President Obama or the members of the Democratic party. I used to mute him, whenever he came on, now I just don’t watch the shows period.

                • 158 Anonymous
                  July 31, 2011 at 4:25 am

                  Absolutely spot on Sue…

                • 159 Chi
                  July 31, 2011 at 5:14 am

                  Absolutely spot on Sue…

                  They are all simpletons and they are quickly coming apart at the seams as they try to figure out President Obama…

                  When they can’t, they resort to childish name-calling…

                  President Obama is re-writing the worn-out political handbook and they have no idea what his next play is and it’s driving them nuts…

                  Just like he said he would, President Obama is redefining American politics for the better and things will never be the same again…

                  See how shallow and slimy and unintelligent old political players like Ed Rendell already look…

    • July 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Howard Fineman is an arrogantt ass who delights in badmouthig the Prez. Can’t be taken seriously…like every other damn msm nitwits on tv. I just wish Oprah would rev up her channel instead and spice it up with some politics, as opposed to all these worn and tired offerings starring herself! Don’t get me wrong,just love her, but puhleeze, up the ante girlfriend!

      • 161 EDP4BHO
        July 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        Lady, I am there with you re Oprah. If she’s afraid of politics due to her following, she needs to recall how so many of her admirers boycotted her show when she wouldn’t have the whore from Alaska on. Then she found it necessary to cave. I give her her props as a smart businesswoman, but I do question her decisions sometimes. In the end, she has enough dough to never have to worry about losing her show. Hey, there’s always radio.

    • 162 Betty's Girl
      July 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      The President has made a liar out of Fineman ( and all the rest) so many times it has become funny. You would’ve thought he learned his lesson after the last negotiations but I guess not.

      • July 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

        Spot on. But for some who are enamored with their own voices, it is a hard habit to break.

        Go figure.

      • 164 Xtine24
        July 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm

        Just. Couldn’t. Take. Him. Tonight. He needs a playback of his nonsense, and then reward him with several Groundhog Days filled with those utterances. I did, however, tune in to see what Melissa is doing on Rachel’s show (have been trying to avoid pundit teevee for the general good of my soul). Mostly, I’m glad Melissa pointed out the plight of NOLA, one of my adopted loves. And she also broke it down to the ordinary person out there on what NOT raising the debt ceiling will do to their personal interests, and she used Bachman’s district, the Hooked On Pray The Gays Away (Ho-PTGA Township(TM) or AKA Cracked(Not-TM), the preferred brand name). [Sorry, I don’t know how to superscript “trademark” here! Help a newbie!]

    • 166 dotster
      July 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      They are a couple of real upstanding beauts, aren’t they? I read that they were big birthers too. karma.

  39. July 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    The president is negotiating — the very thing that the public wants. The very reason why the public jammed the lawmakers lines, iInternet, facebooks, etc., because the president asked them to.

    Yet, these self-righteous blowhards are so enamored with themselves, they continue to tell us what they think they know about President Obama.

    In a week or two, the egg will be on their faces, and they will just move on. That’s why I don’t take them seriously. Even so, I write them and tell them that many of them are so predictable that I don’t believe anything they say anymore.

    Fineman always tells us how he’s been talking to some imaginary source on hill who told him something of the sort and when you search high and low you can’t find any substance to the analysis.

    Chips, I hope you will have reading that lovely pic with the egg splattered on face when this is done for some of the serial offenders.

    • 168 EDP4BHO
      July 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      Think he can find some imaginery source to check his hair?….that shit is all kinds of crazy !!

    • 169 dotster
      July 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      I always laugh when I hear them say, “I’m hearing from my sources….” What a bunch of b.s. Their sources are the imaginations in their own self-important heads.

  40. July 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Can someone please tweet Fineman and ask him who is the imaginery source he’s been talking to that says that the president has negotiated himself into oblivion.

    These people are going to make me learn how to tweet.

  41. 180 nintendowii10
    July 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Having read/listened to these PLs bitch moan and whine about PBO capitulating/caving/selling out, wishing he was lefty Bush, etc etc etc just makes me realize how much PBO really is changing politics like he said he would.

    Mind you, many of these PLs are Clinton fans. Clinton capitulated/caved/sold out A LOT MORE than PBO, yet these PL said NOTHING when Clinton was President. Now that PBO is elevating the tone with negotiation and forcing both sides to be adults, the PL kids whine and throw hissy fits.

    PBO is truly smarter than these hacks that call themselves “pundits,” that’s why he doesn’t pay them any attention. I mean, aren’t these fools already forgetting how PBO swatted that fly, how he got Osama bin Laden?

    • 181 hopefruit2
      July 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Trust me, they know fully well – and they are THREATENED – hence the constant effort on their part to minimize this man’s strength, intellect, popularity, sway, integrity and global impact.

    • 182 prettyfoot58
      July 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      i think that PL….believe that they deserve some kind of prize for voting for the President and that now….they own him…and that he should be bending down and kissing their foot…and be ever so greateful…

      • 183 hopefruit2
        July 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        Some of them didn’t even vote – Keith Olbermann as an example. And I would wager that some of them might have voted for John McCain – even though they would NEVER admit it.

  42. July 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Oh, you mean nothing to offer Greenwald except cynicism and bitching. Glenn needs to stay in Brazil and write on things there. One wonders if he could trash the politics over there as he so freely does here. Next, moving along!.

  43. 185 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    The first sparring match between the two came on Tuesday, when Henry asked why a so-called “Obama plan” about the debt ceiling had not been officially released to the public.

    “I understand that idea that there is not an Obama plan is like point number one on the talking points issued by the Republican Party,” Carney said.

    “It’s not a talking point,” Henry said. “That’s unfair. Where is the plan?” The two went back and forth for minutes more, with Henry also asking if there would be a “depression” if the debt ceiling was not lifted by August 2nd.

    “You should go on the air and tell your viewers there’s nothing to worry about,” Carney replied.

    WATCH:

    But the more heated exchange came on Wednesday, when Henry raised the idea of an “Obama plan” again. He asked why such a plan had not been introduced by a Senator and scored by the Congressional Budget Office.

    “I know you’re creating a thing here for Fox,” Carney said testily.

    “That’s not what I’m doing,” Henry said as the rest of the room started murmuring. “And you know better than that.”

    “Somebody from Fox sat in a room with senior White House officials and got more detail on the President’s proposal…than you could name me now that is in any of the proposals by House Republicans, and you know it,” Carney fired back.

    WATCH:

    • July 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      That Henry bastard is at the right channel. Did he take afew weeks to get his fox talking points down. I couldn’t stand him at CNN and to hell with Ed Henry now .

    • July 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Me4Obama, I am sorry to impose. I don’t have audio on my computer. Can you explain the last exchange between Carney and Henry. the sentence that starts with “Somebody…… ” I don’t quite understand it.

      Thanks.

      • 188 utaustinliberal
        July 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        Hey africa, Ed Henry.. that a-hole told Jay Carney that when WH Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer was on CBS News he said that if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised by August 2 then we would hit an economic depression. So Ed asked Jay to explain what an economic depression meant? Seriously???? Are you freaking kidding me? that’s a hard concept to grasp? Jay told him that all sorts of economic experts both republican and democrat have said that if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised, it will result in a calamity. He told Ed that he could interpret calamity whichever way he deemed fit. Ed then told him that President Obama and the dems said that if there was no deal by last sunday, then the Asian markets would crash, the NYSE would debut lower and that never happened. He basically called PBO and the dems liars. Now the real truth is that it was Boehner who wanted a deal done by sunday July 24 at 4pm so that when the Asian markets opened, they wouldn’t be in a tizzy. Another truth is that the Asian markets were spooked. The Nikkei, the Hang Seng and others opened way lower than expected. Toyota and Honda’s stock plummeted but you know, to ED that’s just a sneeze and not pneumonia. Then Jay told him that ok then he should go and tell his Fox News viewers that they have nothing to worry about. The way Jay delivered the zinger was a thing of beauty. Then in the second video, Ed kept up his continuous meme about PBO being unserious about the debt debate and Jay told him that he knows what he is doing. That he’s pushing the Fox meme but it won’t work. Jay Carney is bloody brilliant!

  44. 190 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    WATCH:

    Sorry the video failed to upload but jay Carney gave it to Ed Republican Henry today at the press briefing. Thanks my Jay. You belong to me and only me.

    • 191 Doris
      July 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Here you go.

    • July 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Ed Henry has lost all credibility……he created a front row seat for Fox, then quits CNN only to now sit in that same seat.

      I can only bet that there must be a lot of resentment from a lot of reporters in the briefing room who sit in those back row seats, that feel they deserve to be sitting in that chair he now occupies.

      • 193 COS
        July 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm

        I could tell that Jay Kearney had nothing but disdain for Henry this morning. I notice that his seat was empty before the presser was over. He was pushing the same old repug talking points about PBO not presenting a plan. When I see or hear Major Garrett being interviewed now, he talks with a lot more sense. April wants PBO to meet face to face with each one of the repugs. Most of the time I don’t understand her questions. I will never forgive her for pushing that question about Desire, the social secretary.

        • 194 EDP4BHO
          July 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm

          And this is why PBO said he doesn’t “learn” anything from watching these cable clowns.

        • July 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm

          April is but one of the sardines in a very tight can. She always seems like she’s trying to make some sort of news in a sea of stupid headlines. She’s not the least bit effective.

      • 196 ChristiMtl
        July 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

        He needed to have credibility to begin with. He’s a republican hack like the rest of these buffoons.

        What I can’t stand it’s their condescending tone, their affected air of superiority (especially Jack Tapper), you can see the disdain on their faces.

        They have absolutely no respect for the President, no respect for Jay.

        Pathetic corporate tools.

        • 197 majii
          July 28, 2011 at 12:56 am

          It’s okay with me if they don’t respect PBO, because I know the source of their lack of respect for him, and I know it’s all BS, so I dismiss it. BO had the unmitigated NERVE to TEST the promises in the U.S.Constitution and the principles and values the nation says it stands for by running for POTUS in 2008 and WINNING the election. For them, the promises in the Constitution and the principles and values the nation stands for are only words. For PBO, they are words meant to be tested, challenged, and acted upon. When he won the presidential election in 2008, this was proof that the promises made to all Americans in the Constitution and the principles and values of this nation could be fulfilled by anyone, even a person of color. Some on the left, and on the right, felt the ground shift under their feet. This shift was a clear sign that their endless recitations about much they “love” the Constitution and America’s values and principles were all lies. Since November 4, 2008 until this day, the hypocrisy of these tools has been exposed for people in this country and around the world to see, and they hate it. The words and actions they’re using to disparage PBO are all designed to restore “order” as they see it to the “system,” a system wherein they, and only they, are the big dogs roaming the yard.

      • 198 LunarSea
        July 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        If anyone can identify any of the ‘journalists’ beginning 3 rows back I’m ready to start a letter writing/tweeter campaign fueling those coals of resentment. 2 can play divide and conquer.

        Thanks in advance for whoever can help me out here. I will really like to do that. @drop_fox

      • 199 Chi
        July 31, 2011 at 4:45 am

        Never had any to begin with…

    • 200 Doris
      July 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      Here’s the 2nd video with go old Ed.

  45. July 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Jay was stellar today. You can see that he’s really just about had enough of these jerks. He’s still pretty polite but there is a definite edge to how he responds to the worst of them. He has an incredibly tough job – he’s stuck in a room full of babies who are trying to play games to create stupid headlines. But he’s incredibly intelligent and knows how to create and push his message. BRAVO, Jay.

  46. 204 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    BOEHNER: Well, first they want more. And my goodness, I want more too. And secondly, a lot of them believe that if we get past August the second and we have enough chaos, we could force the Senate and the White House to accept a balanced budget amendment. I’m not sure that that — I don’t think that that strategy works. Because I think the closer we get to August the second, frankly, the less leverage we have vis a vis our colleagues in the Senate and the White House.

    WELL TANGERINE IS SPILLING THE BEANS. They want to force DEFAULT, CREATE CHAOS and pass the BBA.

    • 205 COS
      July 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      This is way OT but I just saw Luis, the Hispanic representative on TV blastung PBO about immigration, when he darn well know that he and his co-workers in congress are the ones to get this thru passed. Apparently he got arrested today in front of the WH. PBO has told him over and over what he can do and how far he can go with immigration. He is taking this frustration out on the wrong person.

      • 206 Me4obama
        July 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

        He is the Choi of Immigration Reform, can’t stand him.

      • July 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        He got arrested? Good. Dumbass Mofo. Congress Critter.

        • 208 COS
          July 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

          He has been all over the tv today spouting his nonsense. I don’t care for him either.

          • 209 hopefruit2
            July 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

            From what I’ve heard, he’s not even particularly well-liked or respected in the broader Hispanic community. He’s another Tavis/West caricature. And unlike Tavis/West, he’s a congressman – which means he should know better. A LOT better.

      • July 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        These kinds of people do a great disservice to the community. Did you ever see this man protesting in front of the White House when Bush was president? Did I miss it?

        President Obama is not superman. Can somebody please buy these people a clue.

      • 211 dotster
        July 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

        Isn’t it interesting that all these major thorns get featured on the teevee all the time? Criticizing Obama? Come On Down!!!

        • 212 hopefruit2
          July 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

          Let them enjoy their 15 minutes of fame at the President’s expense and then watch them go down in flames soon thereafter. Mr. Guittierez your turn is soon, if not next.

      • 214 majii
        July 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

        Seems to me as if he could use a little advice from gay activists in NY on how to successful achieve a goal. The HRC web site explained how the activists decided to form coalitions with the governor, members of the NY State Legislature, and other groups, to work with them on getting a marriage equality law passed in the legislature instead of taking the “bash your opponents over the head” route. It made a huge difference in the public’s perception of the activists and what they were working to achieve, and the bill was passed. I fear Luis’ grandstanding has the potential to turn off a lot of Americans and make them resistant to participating in working FOR immigration reform. I think it also comes with what could be described as a huge negative. If he persuades Hispanic Americans to turn against PBO and the dems in 2012, and this leads to fewer additional dems being elected to Congress, he can forget about getting the DREAM Act through Congress.

  47. July 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I have an idea –

    Congress Shall Enforce (America to pay her bills/debt­.)

    This is CONGRESS’S (Not the POTUS) legal obligation­. If they refuse, those colluding on bringing about this default should be arrested on conspiracy­­.

    I want to include those profiteeri­­ng on the default.

    • 216 prettyfoot58
      July 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      That is what that article is about…that this is a legislative issue…and if there is a default it falls on the hands of the Cogress…Altho that fallout will hurt us all here and world wide…

  48. July 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    The Tea Party rally today in DC drew just 50 people. Seriously.

    • 218 hopefruit2
      July 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Wow I’ve seen larger crowds gather to listen amateur musicians in the NYC subway.

      Will the MSM add a few extra zeros to the final count?

    • 219 COS
      July 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Rev Al said it drew 10s of people. I was dying laughing. This goes to show that, without the koch Bros and Dick Army to buy tickets and sponsor buses for these folks, they are not a real grassroots bunch. The leader who was on Rev. Al’s show, kept nreferring to the 2010 election as if the same will happen in 2012. This tea bunch of goons have really shown their true colors and I would not couint on a repeat of 2010 in 2012. I am sure there is a lot of buyer’s remorse.

  49. July 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Congress Shall Enforce (America to pay her bills/debt­.)

    This is CONGRESS’S (Not the POTUS) legal obligation­. If they refuse, those colluding on bringing about this default should be arrested on conspiracy­­.

    I want to include those profiteeri­­ng on the default.

  50. 222 Me4obama
    July 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

     
    Run time: 01:09

     
    Posted on YouTube: July 27, 2011
    By YouTube Member: SenateDemocrats
    Views on YouTube: 315
     

    COMB-OVER GRANNY IS REALLY UPSET hE IS GOING “BIZARRO”

    • 223 hopefruit2
      July 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Well, if Uncle Johnny has to make the party “moderate” enough so that daughter Megan can run in 10 years, he needs to start working to get rid of the the Tea-caucus NOW.

      • 224 isonprize
        July 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

        Hopefruit2, good thought, but there is nothing, NOTHING, nada, rien du tout, ei mitään, nichts, NOT A DAMN THING that Gramps can ever do for me that excuses his choice of the half-witted, grifter, mean-girl, arguably responsible for the assassination of a little girl, and many others and shooting a member of Congress in the head, quitter from Wasilla on this country that I love.

        I don’t much care what John McCain has to say. He need to go sit down somewhere.

  51. 225 LunarSea
    July 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Listening to all these haters is sure to get you blood to boiling. Be like me. When the chattering classes attempt to speak to the masses I reach for Mother’s Little Helper in for form of a pill. Try it! It will work wonders for the arteries (I hope this works) ❓

    [IMG]http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk55/Hippiestein/fukital-pill.jpg[/IMG]

  52. 226 LunarSea
    July 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Take two:

  53. 227 LunarSea
    July 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Three times the charm

  54. 228 LunarSea
    July 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Three 1/2 times the charm


Comments are currently closed.

@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@MichelleObama

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Joe: Why aren't Republicans speaking out against conspiracy theories?
  • 'Dopesick' creator: The goal is to redefine our understanding of opioid addiction
  • Claire McCaskill: I think Trump enjoys the idea of claiming he wants affidavit open
  • Why civil case is more important than criminal case in Trump Org case
  • Lawyer rejected offer to join Trump's legal team and here's why

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 43,269,894 hits

%d bloggers like this: