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behind closed doors

President Barack Obama meets with, from left, Senior Advisor David Plouffe, Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer, and Press Secretary Jay Carney in the Oval Office, July 27, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


124 Responses to “behind closed doors”


  1. 1 Tulips
    July 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I hope he’s telling the president how we got his back on twitter.

  2. 2 Me4obama
    July 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Well David Ploufe is smiling, that means things are good. My Jay Carney is always attentive.

  3. July 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    PBO always looks so calm. That is what this nation needs. Not the macho-thump-chesting man. His calm makes me feel calm.

    And when it is all quiet on his front, something tells me good things are bound to happen.

    Yes We Can!!

    • July 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Oh yes, PBO is my Calmer-In-Chief!!

    • 12 HZ
      July 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      It is nice. Africa, did you see the look on David Plouffe’s face. I love our team. Blessings for the people. This is why we continue to support our President. Calm, intelligent, steady, compassionate, and looking out for the people.

      • 13 Gc
        July 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        I’m not the “blessing” type but a big AMEN!

        Guys, for an amen worthy post, please see TIMT on TPV. Very moving, dovetails well with our sentiments Here.

    • 15 desertflower
      July 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Tells you all you need to know about both of them, doesn’t it?

      • 16 HZ
        July 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

        This man has the nerves to tell us that we must be thankful that he was “chosen ” to represent us. Like hell, he was. It will come out even more for this man or “sorry representation of what a real dad is in this country. These people have no shame. But remember, I have said it before, you try and dig a hole for someone else, and you will fall in it yourself. This stuff of ugly people always shows up like you know what.

    • 17 Sue in Minnesota
      July 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      These people lhave no sense of shame, and little if any sense of personal responsibility. Americans are both gullible and ill-informed. I guess we get the government we deserve. Time to start challenging those in the masses that continue to insist on sending unqualified, unserious and self-serving representation to Congress. Really, their poor choices impact the entire country.

      I am so glad to see a smile on David Plouffe’s face, without it I would have interpreted this photograph completely differently. I do think President Obama looks comfortable and relaxed. Jay Carney is probably consumed with dread thinking of the juvenile personalities he will soon have to confront. Carney does an awesome job, although I don’t know how any of them tolerate the level of absurdity that is currently on full display.

      • 18 HZ
        July 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

        Sue, when you heads and hearts together like this, it is a win for the people. Remember when then Senator asked David Plouffe to be his campaign manager? What happened? .

        • 19 Sue in Minnesota
          July 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

          HZ, I love you and the enlightenment you spread here everyday. I don’t know much about David Plouffe, aside from his brilliant mind, and his dedication to our President and what he stands for. I know they marry two very high caliber intellects, and together along with others, create a dynamic and formidible team.

          Plouffe’s smile really did calm my senses.

          • 20 HZ
            July 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

            Likewise Sue in Minnesota. We know where our favor of grace come from for these men. We give thanks as you always share with us. I appreciate your contributions with so much respect and love. We are so bless here with family members like you Sue. I love you so very much. We are going to be fine. We are working, and trusting. I love you back very much.HZ

    • July 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      Is there really any defense for not honoring one’s obligations, Joe?

    • July 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Only a dumb stupid racists fool could try to justify not taking care of his kids. How the hell did those people in Chicago elect that man? The deadbeat Congressman from Illinois, Joe Walsh.

  4. July 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    OK everybody. Remember that brilliant recap UT gave us this morning about Lawrence O’Donell taking it to Morning Joke and his crew. Well, he (Joe) has an opinion piece up at Politico, talking about how the Republicans will be blamed of the country default. He’s urging Republicans to stop dragging their feet.

    Go figure.

    Think this is as a result of the spanking LO gave him?

    I know Chips doesn’t like us bringing those link in here, but I was just reading this over at orange place.

    Go figure.

    • 24 desertflower
      July 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      Is it a new post by Scabs or an old date on the story..like yesterday/ Usually have a day and time posted

    • 25 Uche
      July 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Don’t watch morning joke…after reading UT’s summary,I wish I did that one episode. LO’D is the man to do that…he has a full grasp of legislative inner workings. Does MJ have online recaps?

    • 26 Sue in Minnesota
      July 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      The cows are already out of the barn. What this reinforces in me is the duplitious and opportunistic nature of Joe Scarborough, and the Republican party in general. And perhaps more seriously, the agenda driven nature of our MSM. We have to continue to push back.

    • 27 halo.
      July 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      David Plouffe this morning said that there will be a merger of Reid/Boehner and it will be all spending cuts. Next year there will be tax reform and entitlement reform.

    • 28 majii
      July 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Nope. I think Joke wants to have it both ways. He wants to sound like the voice of reason on the debt limit issue, avoid admitting that PBO and the dems are right, and continue his scathing, biased attacks against PBO and the dems at the same time.

  5. July 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I love all of those guys. But seeing Plouffe there always makes me feel better.

    • 31 HZ
      July 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Well, David Plouffe has been quoted in his book: The Audacity to Win” as saying that .”President Obama is the smartest person he has ever met in his life”. David said that to David Axe. So much brains in that room in that photo and respect for each other. Love it and I am very grateful for it as well.

  6. 32 desertflower
    July 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    outwardly calm, cool, collected….with a Plouffe smile to boot:)

  7. 33 57andFemale
    July 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Do we really have any doubt that Boehner will pass this bill? I cannot imagine enough Republicans breaking ranks to defeat it.

    So McConnell and Biden are working on a ‘compromise’. I just want to say, “the Reid plan IS a compromise” with no revenue increases. There is still so much in play and at stake.

    • 34 desertflower
      July 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Someone needs to Tweet the WH..”one page bill to raise debt ceiling”

      • 35 57andFemale
        July 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        That is what I want to see. A clean bill. The steps necessary to deal with our debt should happen separately. Make some ‘promise’ or something to discuss it over the next 12 months. This precedent of making humongous, government and life-changing decisions with a debt ceiling gun to our heads is very dangerous, I think.

        Show this President the same respect every other President has been shown: pass a clean bill raising the debt ceiling.

        We need to go back to square one on debt reduction. I understand the ‘down payment’ meme of the Reid plan, but that only works (for me) if final debt reduction includes revenue increases.

        • 36 desertflower
          July 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm

          I don’t Tweet,,,but as Tally says, Make your fingers bleed!

          • 37 57andFemale
            July 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

            You do know we are going to have to start tweeting soon, don’t you? It’s just another thing on my To Do list.

            • 38 desertflower
              July 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

              🙂 I know…….(kicks the ground)

              • July 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

                (kicks ground with left foot) I know too, sigh! Right now I’m thinking I’ll wait until election season starts officially. Gives me time to build up my technology courage.

                • 40 Sue in Minnesota
                  July 28, 2011 at 11:44 pm

                  Oh and I am guilty as well. I rely on the old fashioned, e-mails, faxes, and phone calls. Have to admit I fill like we are missing out on the instant impact and gratification. The twitter team is like the special forces, or SWAT…..they are elite.

    • July 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      Yes, 57. There are Republicans breaking rank. I’ve read of either 22 or 24 saying they won’t vote for it. I’ll go look for links.

      • July 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

        ThinkProgress Vote Count: 25 House Republicans Publicly Oppose Boehner Plan (Update)

        http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/07/28/280945/thinkprogress-vote-count-23-house-republicans-publicly-oppose-boehner-plan/

        Tonight at around 6 p.m., the House of Representatives will vote on the Boehner plan, which would create another debt ceiling crisis in less than six months and likely lead to a downgrade in U.S. credit. Boehner needs 217 votes to pass the plan. Without Democratic support, Boehner can only afford to have 23 Republicans vote against the bill.
        The conventional wisdom in the media and in political circles is that Boehner will find the votes to pass the bill. Usually, legislative leaders are able to twist enough arms to get key priorities passed.
        But a careful review of public statements by House Republicans to the media and phone calls to congressional offices by ThinkProgress reveals that 23 House Republicans have already expressed opposition to the Boehner plan. Here’s the list:

        Thus far, no House Democrats have publicly supported the Boehner plan.
        This morning, Boehner acknowledged, “We do not have the votes yet.” Unless Boehner is able to switch the stated positions of numerous Republicans or attract substantial Democratic support, it’s likely to be a very close vote.

    • 45 Sue in Minnesota
      July 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      Oh brother is right. The zealotry and delusion is mind bending.

      Please God save us from those that would in their ignorance and misdirection harm us, and the world.

      • 46 HZ
        July 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        We will be. I have complete faith in the wisdom and grace that has been sent out from our energies for our President and his team to do the very best.

    • 49 majii
      July 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Rep.Pompeo’s comments are a national and international embarrassment. Who in their right mind uses wars, suffering, and the loss of lives to describe a piece of legislation? He should have just stated that Boehner’s bill is meant to serve as a “declaration of war” on the American government and its citizens.

  8. July 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    What a good group of people. Intelligent, kind, strong, confident, relaxed, in charge. And looking out for all of us. I couldn’t ask for a better team for this country.

  9. 51 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Those are my guys, I love all of them. Seeing them together in that picture is a tremendous source of comfort to me. We are in good hands.

  10. July 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    our Eclectablog is one of them signing this.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/28/999810/-A-Whispered-Ultimatum

    Dear Republican Party,

    If America defaults, I stand with the President.
    If the President acts unilaterally to prevent default, I stand with the President.
    If Republicans try to impeach as a result, I stand with the President.
    If actions by the Republican Party or its auxiliaries continue to threaten the freedom and survival of the republic, I stand with the President in however he chooses to respond.
    You are out of control, and we are out of fear.
    We are America, and your welcome in our country is wearing out.
    Return to being the loyal opposition you were long ago before becoming selfish traitors.
    Return to cooperating with your countrymen to govern our nation.
    Your criminality and extortion are endangering the survival of the republic.
    This state of affairs will not be permitted to continue.

    Sincerely,

  11. July 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I don’t know how to get this for you, but I’ve read that Bruce Bartlett destroyed the GOP fiscal plan in 5 minutes on Chris Mathews Hardball. I think he was on the show on the 27th:

    This was at the end of it:

    CM: I feel like sanity has just walked into the door. Bruce, so great, now that I realize you’re smart and have the numbers, give me two seconds. Any way to solve this kerfuffle?

    BB: I think at this point, there’s nothing that can pass the House of Representatives.

    CM: Because it’s too much of a zoo?

    BB: Yeah, i think a good chunk of the Republican caucus is either stupid, crazy, ignorant or craven cowards, who are desperately afraid of the tea party people, and rightly so.

    • 56 Fred
      July 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      what the GOP’s own Brucy Bartlett? is he on crack? 😯

    • 58 Uche
      July 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      Unless more R’s who still have their heads screwed on their shoulders come out publicly to call out the teabagging crazies….like McCain also did on the Senate floor yesterday,there’s no end in sight to this madness. It’s all a big game to them!.

      • 59 desertflower
        July 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

        I just heard, with my own ears, McCain say that he supported Boner’s plan, and that if the D’s don’t want that then they own the default! And I JUST called his Phoenix office to say thanks for speaking truth on the Senate floor, and on Hannity the other day. Shit! I should have known the little rat bastard would change his mind in a half second…

        • 60 57andFemale
          July 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

          What have Republicans given up, Mr. McCain? What sacrifice did they make when they are demanding such sacrifice from Americans?

          This is the mantra, I’m afraid. We have to be very diligent to counteract this.

          If we don’t do everything they say, it’s our fault. That’s how five year olds reason.

        • 61 Uche
          July 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

          Really!…..well,I guess McCain will always be McCain. All I can say is thank the good Lord he’s not POTUS!!

    • 62 Ladyhawke
      July 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      I think this link might be what you are referring to:

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/

    • 64 57andFemale
      July 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      He also called Obama a moderate conservative (?) Republican(?) I can’t remember which. He still showed his Republican colors. But the rest is great.

      • July 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

        He’s definitely a Republican, 57, but he cleaned the Republicans’ clocks on Hardball. I didn’t see the rest of the transcript, but I’m sure it’s available somewhere.

        I think we will see much more of this from Republicans because this debt ceiling crisis is being handled so badly by the GOP..

  12. 66 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Today at the press briefing with Jay Carney, Jake Tapper implied that Republicans had compromised. I almost feel out of my chair. Of course, Jake is just carrying water for the GOP and looking really stupid doing it. He obviously got his talking points straight from Speaker Boehner. Is that what he calls real journalism??

    QUOTE OF THE DAY:

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), today:

    Boehner, who has been twisting arms to get conservative Republicans to sign onto the bill, described the legislation as a “sincere and honest effort to end this crisis in a bipartisan way.”

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), yesterday:

    Boehner said he couldn’t understand why any Republicans would position themselves with Democrats opposing his plan.

    “Barack Obama hates it, Harry Reid hates it, Nancy Pelosi hates it,” he said, naming off the Democratic leadership.

    If the Speaker is pushing a far-right plan he knows the Democratic Senate and Democratic White House “hate,” how is it that this represents a “sincere and honest effort to end this crisis in a bipartisan way”? Isn’t that the opposite of a “sincere and honest effort to end this crisis in a bipartisan way”?

    As Kate Conway put it yesterday, “In the perverse world of the GOP’s logic, a good proposal is one that your opponents are loathe to accept — not one that arranges for circumstances both parties can live with.”

    Boehner added this afternoon, “The president has asked us to compromise and we have compromised.”

    I’ll just assume the Speaker, suffering badly from fatigue, no longer remembers what “compromise” means.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/quote_of_the_day_8031157.php

    • 67 Uche
      July 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      Boehner is now officially an automaton!.

      • 68 utaustinliberal
        July 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

        Jake Tapper doesn’t deserve the tagline “journalist.” He’s a hack who carries GOP water. It’s so blatantly obvious and disgusting. I’m gonna go tweet him again. We must always call these hacks out and stop their lies. Thanks for this LadyHawke.

    • 69 57andFemale
      July 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      Okay, Boehner — Where’s the compromise? Show me.

      Oh yeah. They’re raising the debt ceiling for 6 months. GOD!

  13. 70 HZ
    July 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    You know, why did the Speaker have to have a presses. He is a shameless leader.

  14. 71 HZ
    July 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Rep. James Moran of VA.is speaking now on C-SPAN in the debate now. It is intersting to watch the Dems. and then watch the Republicans speak. There is an image that is so apparent that is eye-opening to how these two parties are so different in where their decency stands.

  15. 72 desertflower
    July 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Randi Rhodes on fire again!http://www.ktlkam1150.com/mediaplayer/

    • July 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      desertflower, thank you. that was my first time listening to Randi Rhodes, and she was telling the truth, nothing but the truth.

      • 74 desertflower
        July 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

        Girl…she’s still telling the truth:) On till 3pm…and rockin’ the truth! Keep that in your favorites…I listen everyday. Comes in clearer on the computer than it does in my car….it’s on a LA station, but that’s ok…I love LA:)

  16. 75 Fred
    July 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    what a bitch! 😡

    Bachmann Declares Husband Off Limits In Campaign — After Slamming Michelle Obama In ‘08
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/07/bachmann-upset-over-attacks-on-husband-but-slammed-michele-obama.php

    • July 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Someone need to tell Mrs. Bachmann, it ain’t going to happen. If her little misses, I mean Mr. can’t stand the heat then tell him not to go in the kitchen.

    • July 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      When you say it’s the wife’s role to be subservient to her husband, that sort of makes him an issue.

    • 78 Uche
      July 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Oh no no no no…..ain’t gonna happen. We are taking Marcus Bachmann to the woodshed if his wife remains in the race…PERIOD!.
      What is good for the goose is also good for the gander.

    • 79 PoliticalJunkessa
      July 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Too late, Michelle, we’re opening the CLOSET on that sucka!

      • 80 HZ
        July 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

        Too, too, too late Mrs. Michelle Bachmann. You want to fight, we are going to fight. You will not sling mud daily at this President in lies, and now covers are coming off of you and hubby so you want to get a change to cozy up in your blankets in the WH., oh no Missy. Not This Time. Now shut the heck up Missy.

        • 81 utaustinliberal
          July 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

          Absolutely HZ. She wanted a fight, she’s got a fight. When one lives in a glass house, one shouldn’t throw stones.

    • 82 Sue in Minnesota
      July 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      She can protest all she wants, life is a two way street. There is something very ‘hinky’ about Marcus Bachmann and he is central to her candidacy. She can tcall of the hounds of hell but that really isn’t her call to make.

    • 83 Doris
      July 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      In her dreams. She can forget it if she thinks that jackass is off limits.

    • 84 desertflower
      July 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      YES.

    • 85 nospin
      July 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      ahhh no. doesn’t work that way

    • 86 majii
      July 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      SHE opened the door to having Marcus criticized by us because she took potshots at FL Michelle Obama. She must be taught the lesson that if she doesn’t want any mess, she shouldn’t start any mess. Put on your grown up britches, Michele, because it’s on like Donkey Kong!

      • 87 Sue in Minnesota
        July 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm

        Majii you are so right, if she is truly Presidential timbre she will pull up her big girl panties and deal with it, of course first she’ll have to get her panties back from Marcus 😯

        Not nice, I know….I’ld love for Marcus to come out of the closet and embrace what is God given. Hopefully in accepting himself, he would discover a sense of compassion and empathy for those he now so cruelly disparages.

  17. 88 HZ
    July 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I just want to make it clear that our President is not doing this, but we will fight this mud slinging that she gets in front of the camera daily lying about the President by taking the heat off of you. No More. Now this trash talking Paul Ryan is lying on the President on the floor. He is another one that I pray will fall in his hole..

  18. July 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Anyone interested in tweeting her..here’s her tweeter handle:

    She needs to hear from all of us

    @MicheleBachmann

    • 90 desertflower
      July 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Sounds like you got to hammer that jackwagon Ryan, too.

      • 91 HZ
        July 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

        Desertflower, I do not hate, and God Almighty knows that I do not want to carry anything into that surgery room next Tues., they will be putting me under, and with this heart, I want to be right in my heart, but these are evil people that are talking on this floor at this time. These people are just plain evil and liars. It is shameful. Ryan is tooooooooooooooo big for his little pants.

    • 92 ChristiMtl
      July 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      I just send her this

      @MicheleBachmann So your husband is off limit but calling the President unamerican and questioning his place of birth wasn’t? Fat chance.

      I had so many examples, I didn’t know what to choose…NOTHING is off limit, the way they treated the President was appalling.

      • 93 Sue in Minnesota
        July 29, 2011 at 12:38 am

        What does she/he have to hide? How convenient to attempt to deflect scrutiny of him just when questions are being raised. She is not ready for prime time if she cannot be open and proven honest to the American voters, and that includes her husband and chief advisor…Marcus Bachmann. As much as she would like, Michelle does not get to write the rules. My impression is that she tends to think rules somehow do not apply to her or her ilk.

  19. 94 Ladyhawke
    July 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan Drops A 26-Year-Old Exemption That Protects The Poor From Budget Cuts

    “In an exercise in political cynicism,” CBPP notes that both bills include an exemption for payments to Medicare providers that was not part of previous laws. This allows Republicans to avoid another hit from the senior community “even as they subject those living below the poverty line to the risk of automatic cuts that would push them even deeper into poverty.” Earlier this week, CBPP put out an analysis showing that Boehner’s debt ceiling plan “could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history.”

    The Republican move to cut a long-standing bipartisan protection for the poor really brings into question exactly which Americans Republicans say they’re fighting for. Religious leaders should take note. If asked “What Would Jesus Cut,” it seems Republicans are determined to provide the wrong answer.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/07/28/281952/boehner-debt-ceiling-poor/

    • 95 utaustinliberal
      July 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      My goodness these people are heartless. It frustrates me to no end how they always cossett the rich and throw the poor and downtrodden to the curb. Karma is not a good thing and everytime they perpetrate such injustices, they are practically begging for a visit.

      • 96 Ladyhawke
        July 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        And get this, it really sounds like Cantor is losing it…. As Steve Benen says Cantor is essentially saying do as we say or we will kill the hostage and blame you for it. The guy is nuts.

        The pressure is starting to get to Eric Cantor

        House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) declared Thursday that Senate Democrats would be responsible for a national default if they defeat a House plan to raise the debt limit.

        Cantor starkly laid out the options: Either the Senate passes the House debt-limit legislation or the nation will likely default.

        “There are two choices left,” Cantor said. “When we send this bill over, this compromise piece of legislation, [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid [D-Nev.] can take that up, pass it, send it to the White House. We can avoid the potential consequences of going past Aug. 2 and get on with the business of this country, or it will be on Harry Reid to bear the consequences of economic damage, and I don’t want to see that.”

        http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/the_pressure_is_starting_to_ge031159.php

  20. 97 Doris
    July 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Gingrich busted holding campaign T-shirt made in El Salvador

    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had another “deer in the headlights” moment Wednesday.

    An ABC News producer asked Gingrich to hold up one of his campaign T-shirts for the camera and he probably now wishes he hadn’t followed her instructions.

    “A lot of what you’re talking about is about taking America back to America,” the ABC News producer explained. “We asked for T-shirts to be sent to us and they were made in America. I just picked up that one and it was made in El Salvador.”

    “Uh-huh,” a stunned Gingrich replied.

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/gingrich-busted-holding-campaign-t-shirt-mad

  21. 98 HZ
    July 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Jess Jackson just told them off. He was gaveled because he told why they are doing what they are doing….simply because of this President. Never done before. This lying Rep. Jeb Hensarling R-Texas is just lying again. He said this all is happening because of THIS President’s spending. That is a lie. I am calling his office. I am tired of these people lying on my President. I know this is not going to pass in the Senate, but when you listen to these lying foolish people, it is laughable and shameful. Now they are on the “The CBO says they can’t score a speech. I hate the fools. Ryan speaking now.

  22. 99 ChristiMtl
    July 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    What a shameful spectacle. They are cruel, heartless lying POS.

  23. 100 lmrj
    July 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    She is just trying to copy off of PBO when he told the media the kids were off limits in 2008 after she paraded her pregnant Bristol before the public. Bachmann is really really stupid to equate her husband with that situation. Besides, now she has shown everyone her Achilles Heel.. as if we didn’t already know . 🙂

  24. July 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Leader Nancy Pelosi is speaking now on the floor. Classy lady and we will put her back as our Outstanding Hardworking Speaker of the House when we take the House back in 2012.

    • 103 hopefruit2
      July 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      She’s speaking of her role as a mom and grandmom. Yes, we can, she can, and together, we will!!!

      Thank you Leader Pelosi.

  25. 104 utaustinliberal
    July 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Hey guys just got this from twitter via CBS News, Mark Knoller, CNN, The Hill Blog and Sam Stein: John Boehner has postponed the debt ceiling vote because he doesn’t have enough votes to pass the bill. I’m going to have to find out what time the vote will be now.

    Updated whip list: 25 House Republicans against/leaning no on Boehner plan http://ow.ly/5PVui

    • 105 hopefruit2
      July 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      So what if he DOESN’T get the votes?

    • July 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Randi Rhodes just said that the establishment has been twisting arms saying the repugs who vote no will not get money for their districts and they’ve been calling in every person they know to get the teapoopers to vote yes. hahahahahhahahhahahahahahaha!!! guys, I’m proud of what we did this afternoon. calling the teapoopers and telling them to vote no and to construct their own bills

  26. 109 hopefruit2
    July 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Leader Pelosi is paying respects to President Obama now.

  27. 112 Doris
    July 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    CNN, delay in the vote. Not enough of them. 😀 HAHAHAHAHA!

  28. 114 desertflower
    July 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    BONER DELAYED THE VOTE UNTIL 7PM… something messy happened!

  29. 115 utaustinliberal
    July 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    This from a CNN reporter Lisa Dejardins. GOP has 240 caucus members. They need 216 votes to pass Boehner’s debt ceiling plan

    DEBT VOTE score sheet: Majority vote in House is 216. GOP has 240 members. They can afford 24 GOP ‘no’ votes, but not anymore.

    Also according to the hill’s updated list about 25 GOP members are leaning against voting for Boehner’s plan. This is why Boehner has postponed the debt ceiling vote. Updated whip list: 25 House Republicans against/leaning no on Boehner plan http://ow.ly/5PVui

  30. 116 AnitaW
    July 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    According to Mark Knoller on Twitter: House now taking up another measure for naming a Post Office in Geneva, NY

    What a joke this Congress is, they cannot take a vote on the debt ceiling, but they want to spend time renaming post offices that will have to close because of lack of funds. Really?

  31. 120 desertflower
    July 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Was listening to radio play by play and I guess they were pulling freshman into the office and telling them they needed to absolutely vote for this bill,,called fomer govs, donors, old reps, senators etc..to talk sense to TP people. NOT having any of it….Wall st getting nervous, “sane: repubs nervous because they can not control the beast they brought into power. Is TREASON still out of the question?????

  32. 121 prettyfoot58
    July 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    MORE AND MORE IT LOOKS LIKE A CLEAN BILL TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING

  33. July 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Use the 14th ammendment if you have to. We’ve got your back.

  34. 124 Eleroy
    July 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    A big thank you to President Obama and his wonderful team for being the only adults and sane persons to be found!!!


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