29
Jul
11

d.o.a. – boehner bill passes house, rejected by senate

(Roll call here)

 Statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney on the House voting to pass John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill Friday:

The bill passed today in the House with exclusively Republican votes would have us face another debt ceiling crisis in just a few months by demanding the Constitution be amended or America defaults. This bill has been declared dead on arrival in the Senate. Now that yet another political exercise is behind us, with time dwindling, leaders need to start working together immediately to reach a compromise that avoids default and lays the basis for balanced deficit reduction.

Senator Reid’s proposal is a basis for that compromise. It not only achieves more deficit reduction than the bill passed in the House today and puts a process in place to achieve even more savings, it also removes the uncertainty surrounding the risk of default. The President urges Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to find common ground on a plan that can get support from both parties in the House – a plan the President can sign by Tuesday.

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Steve Benen: …. Why’d the House waste nearly a week on a doomed right-wing plan that House Republicans didn’t much care for? Especially after wasting last week on a similarly doomed right-wing plan that was immediately rejected by the Senate? The point had something to do with giving Boehner “leverage,” though the end result is a weakened Speaker, a divided GOP, and a nation perilously close to the most dramatic, needlessly destructive, self-inflicted wound imaginable.

President Barack Obama and Press Secretary Jay Carney walk along the Colonnade of the White House towards the Oval Office, July 29, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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TPM: As promised, all Senate Democrats aligned Friday night to kill the just-passed House Republican bill to raise the debt limit.

The roll call fell closely along party lines, 59-41, with all Democrats voting to table Speaker John Boehner’s controversial bill, joined by several Republicans who also oppose that plan.

Now we enter a period of calm. Before midnight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes to introduce his own debt limit bill – amended to include more spending cuts, and a few as-yet undisclosed carrots, to entice enough Republicans to overcome a filibuster and pass the legislation.

Senate Democratic aides confirm that the legislation is being updated now, after consultation with Republicans, but the precise details are tightly held.

They need to get those details right. House Republicans have scheduled a symbolic Saturday vote to knock down the original version of Reid’s bill – a move meant to illustrate that without further cuts and enticements can’t Reid’s bill pass the House.

Once the tweaks are completed, and the bill is introduced, Reid will set the wheels in motion to pass it. If all goes as currently planned, he’ll file cloture on the plan tonight. Because it will be attached to a privileged vehicle – the stripped bare shell of Boehner’s plan – it will tee-up a 1 a.m. Sunday vote to end an expected filibuster. If there are 60 votes – and that’s the crucial if – that will lock in a vote on final passage after 7 a.m. on Monday. Then it’s back to the House, with fingers crossed.


194 Responses to “d.o.a. – boehner bill passes house, rejected by senate”


  1. 1 nintendowii10
    July 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    McTurtle is filibustering the Reid plan, because McTurtle wants PBO to fail.

    • 2 57andFemale
      July 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      David Shuster right now filling in for Keith — he’s going to do a segment on disappointed progressives who are talking about a primary challenge to Obama.

      I am speechless. You want to cover it sometime? I’ll say okay, as much as I loathe your destructive acts. But THIS Friday? THIS weekend, with the world economy in the balance?

      Are ya watching MSNBC to hear what McConnell is pulling?

      You, Mr. Shuster, are a traitor. Your boss can throw around his outrage, well so can I. Current is getting an email from me. They can’t afford to lose viewers and they have lost me.

      • 3 nintendowii10
        July 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

        I used to like Shuster as well. It’s too bad he’s allowed the PL propaganda to brainwash him.

      • 4 ChristiMtl
        July 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        What’s the difference between them and the teabaggers? None.

        One objective: to replace the President.

        FU David Shuster for helping the far-right extremists. The President needs support.

  2. 5 57andFemale
    July 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    McConnell, as we speak, is refusing to negotiate with the Majority Leader. When ask if he would allow a majority vote on the Reid plan, McConnell said no.

    They are not negotiating. They are going to filibuster. this, according to Kent Conrad, who is beside himself with anger. On LOD right now.

    • 6 ChristiMtl
      July 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      No way! They are nuts, what an embarrassment.

      I always think that nothing will surprise me anymore coming from them but they never fail.

    • 7 TrumpDog
      July 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      I’m watching it now.
      Yes, Conrad is major pissed. And fed up.

  3. 8 Me4obama
    July 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    We have Turtle on tape saying he wants PBO to be a one term President. Go figure.

    • 9 Tally
      July 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      That comment alone should be a reason for recall. His prioorities should be to the well being of his constituents, and the people of the country, not some weird anger fetish he has about one man.

    • 10 nintendowii10
      July 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Imagine if a Senate Democrat had publicly stated they wanted President Bush to be a one term President, the phony outrage from Republicans would be unbearable!

    • July 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

      You know honestly that doesn’t bother me. McConnell is the opposition party and wanting to make a Dem President one term sounds about right. I just wish he would not hold the rest of the country hostage to do it.

  4. 12 Tally
    July 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Filibustering just means there will be a CLEAN FUCKING BILL.

    Ok – The TeaHadist Freshmen are why I’m against term limits.

    I want PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS (who actually want to SERVE, not screw their fellow men), who understand the LAW, the CONSTITUTION, and exactly HOW the Government WORKS. Not some noob.

    Just like I want a PROFESSIONAL BRAIN SURGEON if I ever need one.

    I love my dentist. They give me xanax. otherwise my head would explode. 😀

  5. 24 gd4obama
    July 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Seriously who needs terrorists when you have the republican party? Fuck ’em all!

  6. 25 TrumpDog
    July 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I’m pissed.

    These people are in office because voters were either too lazy or wanted to send a message to Obama.
    Now look what we got; a House full of teabaggers who don’t give one damn about the American people and would be happy to see us all go down in flames.

    Now we have to wait even longer and watch the GOP play time waiting games so they can prove their theory that government does not work. And ya know what? It doesn’t as long as you have clowns like these people involved in the decision-making process.

    I hope those that bitched and complained about Obama during the 2010 elections are happy. Because there’s nothing like cutting off your nose just to spite your face.

    • 26 Me4obama
      July 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Two words. Ed Shits.

    • 28 nintendowii10
      July 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Trumpdog, they are not happy and are even more angry at PBO because in their mind PBO always caves. They do nothing but insult him and yet they have the nerve to say they’re standing for progressive ideals/principles, and some even have the nerve to say that THEY are acting like MLK Jr and living out his principles. I don’t think MLK Jr would like the PL, he was always for CIVIL disobedience, meaning you disagree in a respectful manner and without the baseless attacks and namecalling from the liberal left.

      • 29 COS
        July 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        And now they are stuck on “a good leader would use the 14th amendment” meme to save the country, and comparing PBO to Bush and Cheney, saying that they would definitely use it.

        • 30 nintendowii10
          July 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

          Yeah, how ironic that they were vehemently against Bush/Cheney wielding executive authority and disrespecting the Constitution, but now that Obama is in office, they want him to wield executive authority and disrespect the Constitution. They want President Obama to act exactly like President Bush, while at the same time saying that he is “worse than Bush.”

          • 31 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
            July 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

            ummm…………..how would PBO be disrespecting the Constitution? He can use the 14 Admendment to sign a Executive order to save the Union from self-destruction to raise the debt ceiling. It looks like that is going to be coming to pass. Then we will have year long Impeachment proceedings to agonize over. 🙄 And for some reason I believe this man will still win re-election even if primaried. I have a feeling we can not SELL this Brilliant man short. PBO is light years ahead of his haters and even us supporters. You can take that to bank.

            • 32 Sue in Minnesota
              July 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm

              Keith I believe that in my heart….he is an example to every last one of us as to the human potential for excellence. We , fortunately are wise enough to recognize it. Never had a personal hero until Barack Hussein Obama…..I do now.

            • 33 Puddin
              July 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm

              You are so right…”PBO is light years ahead of his haters and even us supporters.” I have said this from day one…”this Brillian man…”.

    • July 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      “These people are in office because voters were either too lazy or wanted to send a message to Obama.
      Now look what we got; a House full of teabaggers who don’t give one damn about the American people and would be happy to see us all go down in flames.”

      Yep. And the sad fact is, even though we tried to warn them, they told us to go f**k ourselves, because they wanted to send a message or they didn’t care, they were too tired.

      Now the feces is about to hit the fan…and they’re blaming Obama?! Calling for primary challenges against him, or impeachment?!

      Seriously?!

      Well, I hope they like their new faces, because this, all of this, must be laid at their feet.

    • July 30, 2011 at 11:57 am

      No there in office because they got their base to turn out in the midterms and Dems didn’t. Which except for maybe 2006 is par for the course.

  7. 36 Me4obama
    July 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Breaking: Tangerines’s Bill goes down in the senate.

  8. 37 Me4obama
    July 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Bill goes down 59-41. Bye bye crap and crap.

  9. 39 Hachikō
    July 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    And it’s dead. 59 – 41. Few Repubs voted against it. Probably the Maine girls, McLame and couple others. We only have 53 Dems/Indies.

  10. 43 P
    July 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm…….O.K.(DUMB, DUMBER, DUMBEST!!!)<———–G.O.P!! 😆

  11. 44 ChristiMtl
    July 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I can see that the angry left is livid that the President won’t invoke the 14th amendment. Thanks tough guy Bill Clinton btw and others.

    I think he pretty much ruled it out.

    But what if he did it at the very last resort, there’s no doubt, none, that the Repugs will start impeachment procedures.

    I can only imagine how the President’s supporters will react. It’s going to be mad chaos.

    • 45 nintendowii10
      July 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      If PBO wanted to tank his Presidency, he’d invoke the 14th because it would throw more gasoline onto the fire that would be default.

      PBO is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too smart for that.

      • 46 prettyfoot58
        July 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm

        Nin….

        it would have to be an emergency…before the president could invoke the 14th Amendment

    • July 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      If Obama invokes it, then it will be done smartly. I just want to hear it from him and not the PL because to them every action is about who has the biggest balls. I trust Obama to do it in a way that minimizes political and economic risks.

      • July 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        I dunno…if he invokes it, it might set off madman Issa to launch an impeachment move against the President….and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the PL came running up with a list of charges to throw at the President.

        He’s in a tough place, and he’s trying, but…he’s not Superman, he’s not a magician. I just wish to God that these PL jerks realize that, but they refuse to.

        • 49 Puddin
          July 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm

          Marc, everything is going to be alright…don’ worry. Stay strong!

        • July 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

          They represent no one including themselves. The President is a Constitutional Scholar so I figure he s got a few aces up his sleeve that have nothing to do with the 14th amendment. Nice and legal without giving the other side any ammo. This guy always has a plan.

        • 53 geegee
          July 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

          IMO, we give too much attention (and power-in the generic sense) to the self described PL; ignore them because most of them are nothing but high paid attention whores. Call ’em out at appropriate and opportune time;s but ignore them otherwise.

    • 54 Sue in Minnesota
      July 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      They are not thinking clearly, but then they rarely are . They seem to be addicted to outrage…..what a way to go through life!

  12. 55 dan jr
    July 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Hey TOD family

    I love this site and BAD. Unfortunately my computer crashed on me now I am posting from my phone. I love all you smart folks here at BWD.

    Breaking News – SINO’s bill just got defeated at the senate floor.

    • 56 EDP4BHO
      July 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Hey dan jr. We like you too! 😀

    • 57 dan jr
      July 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      I am sorry for the error, I wanted to say here at TOD and BWD. Sorry.

    • 58 Sue in Minnesota
      July 29, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      I’m really late to the conversation tonight, but please know I welcome you to our community and all it’s awesomeness. We hope you will feel at home.

      I think it is fair to say Chipsticks is becoming the ‘stuff of legends.’ She is freaking unbelievable. As is our President, our reason for uniting.

  13. 59 Hachikō
    July 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Eh. I was wrong! For all his gasbagging on the Senate floor yesterday, that despicable old man, John McCain, voted for Boehner’s bill. These are the Repubs who voted against the bill in the Senate: DeMint, Lee, Paul, Vitter, Hatch, Kirk, Graham.

  14. 62 57andFemale
    July 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    David Shuster, filling in for Keith, is doing a segment on firebaggers primarying Obama. Tonight. THIS Friday. Here’s my email to Current:

    David Shuster, whom I have respected for years, has just lost me and my husband as a viewer of Current TV. Forever.

    I will respect your right to cover the far left who also can’t take ‘progress’ for an answer, who contributed to the losses of 2010 – their right to say what they want to say and run a primary challenger against President Obama if they wish. Go right ahead.

    But tonight? THIS Friday? THIS weekend? Do you even have CNN on to see that McConnell refuses to work with Reid and is going to filibuster his plan? You couldn’t wait a week to run to fire-breathing lies from Jane Hamsher and Adam Green?

    This weekend, Mr. Shuster? To coin Keith’s legendary outrage, Have you no shame, sir?

    Never again will my DISH tune to Current — for anything. I don’t watch a station that caters to traitors.

    Shame on you, David, and Current, for allowing this tonight, of all horrible nights.

    Remember to claim some responsibility when we have President Perry. Because you have done your damnedest to help.

    I’m livid.

    • 63 nintendowii10
      July 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      I’m guessing that Shuster has to kowtow to Current TV’s PL propaganda, he always seemed much more reasonable on MSNBC.

      But shame on him for falling for the PL crap.

      • 64 TrumpDog
        July 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        Piling on. It’s what the “progressive left” does best.

        Gibbs was right.

        • July 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

          What’s a damned shame is that Al Gore is letting this crap on his station.

          • 66 nintendowii10
            July 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

            And Al Gore wonders why he doesn’t have higher ratings.

            • 67 Puddin
              July 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

              I always like to see people do well…be successful, but Al Gore’s messiness with Keith and “them”, is adding to the problem…all in the name of MONEY! Some people will sell their souls to the devil!

          • July 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

            I just read that Murdoch just axed Current TV in Italy. Instead of them fighting the Murdochs and tea party Republicans, they turn their ire on this president. The Democratic Party after PBO is going to be lost for a long, long, time.

            This Sunday it goes dark. Murdoch owns the satellite that carries Current. There.

            Go figure.

            http://www.adweek.com/news/television/current-italy-go-dark-133780

        • 69 nintendowii10
          July 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

          Not just Gibbs, but Rahm Emmanuel as well. Remember when Rahm called out the PL strategy of primarying right wing Democrats in red states with Alan Grayson/Anthony Wiener Democrats “retarded”?

          Yet the PL twisted what he said and said that he said that all liberals are retarded, straight out of the Rove playbook.

      • 70 COS
        July 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        He fills in for The Bill Press talk show sometime and I have to turn him off. He really changed.

      • 71 COS
        July 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        He fills in for The Bill Press talk show sometime and I have to turn him off. He really changed.

    • 72 nospin
      July 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      not sure why anyone would watch KO. He doesn’t even vote.

    • July 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      Why are you even watching that garbage? Self-inflicted pain.

  15. July 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    For the Republicans it is all about politics, if it wasn’t why is McConnell acting up now. Remember his number one goal is to make President Obama a one term President.

    • 75 HZ
      July 29, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      Anniebella, Sen. McConnell is a shameful man. He will not succeed in his evil actions. He should be ashamed of his evil actions against this President. We are going to continue to support President Obama. I admire Leader Reids courage and his patienc, but he is a calm cookie. Harry Reid is going to come out on the right side of this fight. We support him as we should. I called leader Reid’s office, Durbin’s, and Schumer, Pelosi and others to thank them and send some positive and respectful energy out to them. We are going to come out of this. Goodness will prevail over these evil people.

    • 76 Doris
      July 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      So true, anniebella, so true and really sad. These people hate this President so much and want him to fail so bad that they are willing to sell this country down the river. It’s so sad that these events will go down in our history books.

  16. 77 Doris
    July 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Take him out Lawrence. Joe Walsh deadbeat dad. 😡

    • July 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Doris, did you hear that too? Did you hear O’Donnell tell that deadbeat Dad off. He is banned from his show. I ask myself how could the people of Illinois vote a deadbeat Dad for Congress. A man who doesn’t look after his kids. Those voters ought to be ashame of themselves.

      • 79 Doris
        July 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        Wasn’t Lawrence good. It’s possible that the people of Illinois did not know about his shameful actions. These guys are such liars and fakes. But if they did vote for him knowing all this, I agree with you, shame on them. I’m glad his former wife has come forward to expose this fraud. This is the perfect time to get the money owed to her and her kids.

        • July 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

          On Rachel
          s show Melissa’s guest so and so said Chicago Sun-times was preparing to do a story on him but found these extra details in the court records.

        • 81 HZ
          July 30, 2011 at 2:27 am

          Doris, that was the beauty of what LOD did in my opinion. Speaking up for the children. That is a good man to do such. Call the shamless man out for neglecting your children. LOD truly stole my heart today.

      • 82 TrumpDog
        July 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

        Walsh only won by less than 400 votes. There was a Green party candidate who got 3% of the votes, which was just enough to let Walsh squeak by and win.

        I do hope the people who voted for him are embarrassed. The guy is a lose, irresponsible cannon.

  17. 85 Tally
    July 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I read on twitter while at the dentist that 5 dems didn’t vote at all (as in not even NO) for DOA boner bill. Do we know who?

  18. 87 Me4obama
    July 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Standing up, clapping and bowing down to Larry. Deadbeat dad.

  19. 88 HZ
    July 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Lawrence took Mr. Walsh to the barn and told the world what kind of chicken he really is in this world. Sorry deadbeat dad. Shameless people.

    • 89 Tally
      July 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      I fall more in love with LOD every.single.day.

      /purrrrrr

      • 90 HZ
        July 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        Ok Tally, I think that Lisa is on here way to take both of us out of here. I fell more today for the man as well. This is a very sensitive subject for me personally from my childhood. So I appreciate the fact that another man would call this shameless man out to the world. Stop using the children. Stop it. So thanks, LOD.

        • July 29, 2011 at 11:45 pm

          Tally, HZ. STAY AWAY FROM MY MAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!! I knew you two were up to no good. Unfortunately most of today I’ve been out of wifi zone but I’m back and I want you two ladies to know that I’m watching you :stern expression: ………………………… 😉

          • 92 Tally
            July 30, 2011 at 1:32 am

            HAAAAAAAAAA! OMG – this post just made my day! We galz need to cocktail SOON mommas!!!! SERIOUSLY!!

            I’m currently panting over Sean Bean – rewatching Game of Thrones…… mmmmmm

            Lisa – was LOD not EXTRA-HABANERO-HAWT tonight???? AH.MAH.GAWD.

            I love women with amazing taste!

            • 93 HZ
              July 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

              Hi Lisa. I am still in dreamland from LOD program tonight. This man is just too hot for his own good. At least we know how to choose them, Lisa. Smart ladies with great taste. A man’s brain will start trouble.

            • 94 HZ
              July 30, 2011 at 2:16 am

              Tally, you know there is an invite from Axe and Gavin to celebrate President Obama’s birthday on the coast on Wed. LOD should be in the area, maybe we could give him a call and the ladies can have a few cocktails with him. would be kind of nice. Shall we let Lisas know?

              • 95 HZ
                July 30, 2011 at 2:20 am

                Hell, the way I am writing tonight, my cocktails are already showing. That is the west coast. What a way to bring in President Obama’s big 50!

                • July 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

                  Even if you’re within walking distance of Lawry, kindly stay away :stern expression:……….. HZ, those cocktails must be amazing. How about sending some to Fl? 🙂

              • 97 Tally
                July 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

                I’m dying to get with some local peeps for our POTUS BDAY. Where is this said invite???

    • July 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Every other show needs to ostracize him. He is a goat.

  20. July 29, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    McConnell isn’t going to filibuster Reid’s bill. They know the schedule they need to take and when the have time to grandstand. Senate Republicans are not teabaggers – they’re owned by the corporations. This is all kabuki so it’s not seen as “Reid’s Bill” that the GOP House will have to help pass, but rather a negotiated bi-partisan bill.

  21. 104 Tally
    July 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    OMFG. Lawrence O is so HAWT.

    I am normally Madame La Cougár, but RAWR!!! He makes me ……… !!!!

    I can haz???

    • July 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      My dear friend, ofcourse. We know a man with a brain will get us everytime. LOD is the hottest choice ofcourse.

    • 106 Sue in Minnesota
      July 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      Is he taken? I definetly like his brains, fire and heart. He can bring the heat.

      • 107 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

        YOu ladies are HILARIOUS!!! The minute LOD starts attacking PBO again will you still be in love? Remember he is not far removed from the Ed Shultz and Keith O types. 😉

        • 108 TrumpDog
          July 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

          Lawrence has been on fire lately that he’s been granted a temporary reprieve from me.

          But if he goes back to acting like Chicken Little with his pants on fire, I’ll once again turn the channel and go back to watching Seinfield during that time slot.

          I do find his intelligence very sexy though 😳

        • 109 Sue in Minnesota
          July 30, 2011 at 12:18 am

          Sometimes he makes me mad, but I still respect his intelligence, his practical experience, his willingness to call out the lies, his heart.
          I think he is good at what he does. I abandoned Rachel because of a personal instinct and I truly believe she lied about President Obama.
          Lying is a serious offense from my perspective. I trusted her, and watched her religiously, but the LBGT machinations caused me to pull the plug. It was disappointing at best.

        • July 30, 2011 at 2:02 am

          Hecky NO, Keith. If he goes there I will be gone forever. His BIG mistake going after my main man, President Barack Obama.

    • 112 Puddin
      July 29, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      Tally, yu are mess…a hot mess:-)

    • July 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      TALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! :X………. don’t make me get all Beyonce from Obsession on you!!! That fight scene with Ali Larter is fresh in my mind ………. I will take you down girlfriend!!!! Lawry and Jay are completely off limits to every woman and man on this site. 😕

      • 114 Tally
        July 30, 2011 at 1:34 am

        GAHD!!! OK.

        As long as I can have WMPM (World’s Most Perfect Man – George Clooney) and WMPS (World’s Most Perfect Scot – Gerard Butler) I suppose it’s okay.

        😉

        LOD was seriously omnom tonight! srsly!!!!!

        • July 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

          this is something we can agree to. 😉 But you’ve got AMAZING taste in men! Butler cemented his name on my World’s Hottest and Best Actor list because of his role in The Ugly Truth. I loved him in that movie bc something about it reminded me of the old Tracy/ Hepburn movies. —— mind you, Katherine Heigl is no Hepburn, but there was something about the feel of the movie………….{{{{{{sigh}}}}}} 🙂

      • 116 TrumpDog
        July 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

        ♥Jay♥?
        Oh them’s fightin words, woman.
        Take it back or suffer the consequences.

  22. 117 Me4obama
    July 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Are you guys watching the Reid press conference?. Am LMAO

    • 118 Doris
      July 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      Yep, Chuck Schumer–Republicans can’t even tie their own shoes, lol. 😀

      • July 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

        Yes, just finished. Short to the point and loving Harry. Harry is not playing. But remember how they tried to play Harry in the Lameduck session. There is only one Harry Reid., . McConnell is playing with fire.

        • 120 Doris
          July 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm

          So true HZ, Harry’s got his number. Several Republican Senators will probably defect from McConnell. They want this mess over.

  23. 121 utaustinliberal
    July 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    LOD was superb tonight in his total DESTRUCTION of Boehner and Dead Beat Dad Joe Walsh. LOD must have been paying attention to the trending hashtags on twitter because #DeadBeatDad was trending. I expect twitter to be on fire and teabaggers losing their mind. 😆 😆 Harry Reid’s press conference was superb. Just superb.

    • July 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      Will someone please tell me how could the people of Illinois elected a deadbeat Dad to Congress? Children suppose to mean so much to these people, how could you support someone who is refusing to take take of their kids?

      • July 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm

        Because they were sold a bunch of goods without all the facts…

      • 124 57andFemale
        July 30, 2011 at 3:20 am

        Melissa Bean is one who ran from the President in her ‘red’ district that had elected her! Seats like this never would have gone Republican if the Democrats had run decent campaigns. She lost by 400 votes with a stupid Green Party candidate who got 3% of the votes.

        I understand the true conservadem seats — we are actually better off now that they have “R”‘s after their names for real so we don’t have a ‘fake’ majority — see how much discipline Nancy Pelosi could pull together because she didn’t have to placate so many conservadems?

        But Walsh’s seat should never have gone tea party. I’m sure there were many other seats where that was true. Democrats didn’t help themselves in 2010. And here we are.

  24. 125 joyce
    July 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    A true supporter of our president will not vote for any other challenger to him in a primary. And where are they to get the funds except from the other side? So I for one am not concerned about that. Have faith. God is in control

    • 126 EDP4BHO
      July 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      I said pretty much the same thing on previous thread. True supporters see him as he always was, doing what he said he’d do. All others who claim foul, were NEVER on board. Bunch of fakers.

  25. 127 Sue in Minnesota
    July 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Doesn’t it just wear you out the games these people play. If we had more adults in Congress maybe Americans would not be so terrified.
    I am trying not to be, but this is emotionally exhausting.

  26. 128 carol
    July 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I’m always ashamed to say that McConnell is the senator from my state…ugh…but
    tonight I’m more ashamed than ever. And angry! I’m also ashamed of the people in
    Ky. who sat home, didn’t vote, and allowed Rand Paul to be elected the other senator.
    Of course, it’s really, really red here, so I shouldn’t be surprised that both of them are
    our senators. President Obama is wildly unpopular in Ky., lost to Hillary by almost 30%
    and to McCain by almost that much. But they all say it’s not because he’s a tan man.
    Nope! Sorry, I got off the subject, told you I was angry. Anyway, I hope all the folks
    who support the Repugs and those who didn’t vote are happy. Guess the PL folks
    are having a field day, but that’s another thing that’s making me angry. OK, enough,
    sorry for being so riled up.

    • 129 Doris
      July 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      It’s okay honey, we are here for you. Let it out. Most of us have at one time or another. I’ve had my meltdown too. We love you and are glad you are here with all of us to help you get through it. We’ll make it.

      • 130 carol
        July 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm

        Thanks Doris 🙂 I appreciate your kind words. I rarely lose my cool but I just got fed up with all these silly
        games. Don’t these people realize what they’re doing to the market already? My husband & I are retired,
        and watching the market start down all week has been aggravating, and unnecessary. But I’ll get cool
        again…if our president can stay cool, so can I. And you’re right, we’ll make it.

        • 131 Doris
          July 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm

          I’m retired too and get a retirement check from the federal government and a SS check. Don’t know if they are coming in August. But, I’m hanging in there. I’m just holding out for 2012 when a lot of these teaparty folks will be swept out. I know things probably won’t change in your State, so sorry, but hopefully, changes in the House and if we keep the Senate, the President will get more support all across the board. I know he really wants to work on jobs and so many other high priority initiatives. Too many to name, but jobs are most important to me. We have to work hard to keep him in the Whitehouse. His calmness keeps me calm. Please continue to share, we are here for you.

          • 132 Doris
            July 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

            BTW, I was in the federal government for 33 years in D.C. and out of state, so I have seen a lot of government and politics. I live in MD and I don’t remember it being this bad. It was pretty bad under Clinton, but this is much worse. But believe me, Washington is a mess. I could tell you some stories, but they may come looking for me, lol.

    • July 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Not because Obama is a tan man, yea right I believe that. Don’t make me laugh?

      • 134 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm

        Exactly annie! No offense Carol but we are talking Kentucky here. Hillbilly heaven along with West Virginia. ummm…….I think President Obama’s complexion has a lot to do with their disdain dear. It cant be all policies. 😉

    • 135 majii
      July 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      I understand, Carol. I go through the same thing here in GA. I’m surrounded by those suffering from cognitive dissonance. The “conservatives” vote the nuts into Congress and our state legislature expecting a different outcome, things continue to fall apart because of the nuts, and they keep blaming it on PBO and democrats. They do NO independent research, and if they’re confronted with the truth, it’s the fault of the person who tells it. If they don’t see it on Fox, hear it from rw radio entertainers, or read it on rw blogs, it’s not true. They still think PBO signed the TARP bill, and they still think he’s responsible for the deficit being so high. It’s as if their minds have a big blank space between the years 2001 and 2008.

      • 136 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
        July 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

        majii I thought I kept seeing reports where GA is becoming purple and can be in play for PBO? Has that changed?

      • 137 Dudette
        July 30, 2011 at 12:38 am

        I’m surrounded in GA right along with you majii. Still making calls and writing though. Our blue oases will expand in size over time. Keep the faith!

    • 138 P
      July 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      I feel you 1 million Carol..it’s the reason I cannot watch news stations anyone…the continuous slander of the President is sending my blood pressure up (and I am already so stressed) and for some reason Boner’s face is appearing too often(that alone could send you to the mad house)! Some people say I bring race into too much matters but hey..I call it as I see it! Anyways keep your spirit lifted and let’s continue to pray as well as campaign hard 2012!!!

      • 139 Sue in Minnesota
        July 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

        That is the sorriest and lamest excuse for a ‘colorless’ person to say. I am white, I know damn well that my skin color has made my life easier. I would like these race card screamers to please explain the demonstration of disrespect this brilliant man walks through everyday,
        Not only do they insult my sense of what is expected of common decency, they insult my intelligence with all their boneheaded, and usually baseless rationalization. these people are cowards, they fear…because love is the opposite of fear. I am heartbroken that anyone should have to suffer because of something that is of absolutely no consequence, color.

        • 140 utaustinliberal
          July 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

          Bless your heart Sue. I wish there were more people like you in this country and in the world who know not to judge someone like me based on my color; but on my character. The world world would certainly be a much better place. Once again, bless your heart. 🙂

        • 141 P
          July 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

          Sue darling you wouldn’t believe but people of color too make such remarks….but they are usually Repugs and Obama haters!! Anyhoo glad there are still a lot of “YOU” out there. Thanks for looking beyond “color”. 🙂

          • 142 Sue in Minnesota
            July 30, 2011 at 1:27 am

            That is a reflection of their shortcomings as individuals, we all have them, and differences in beliefs and what we place importance on. None of us is perfect, but I am beginning to think that on a whole,their are a lot of emotionally challenged /stunted people in our culture, and a more than healthy share of intellectually challenged or downright ignorant Americans. Hell the Teaparty caucus bears truth to that. Becoming the best that we can be, as individuals, is the work of our lifetimes., I also think of it as a personal responsibility……but I look around and I am stunned at the delusion and dysfunction most human beings settle for, and the disconnection it fosters between what ultimately makes us stronger…each other.

            I just came back from another site where I went Off because someone started in on how the President is weak, how he always caves. One starts and then another follows, just like lemmings. I didn’t attack the person, but I have had it up to here with these baseless memes.
            They accompolish nothing of constructive benefit……..I just refused to be quiet or ignore their miscalculated expectations. Now I am really wound up….and I never want to hear the word cave in conjunction with President Obama, ever again in my life.

        • 143 Doris
          July 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

          Love you Sue.

    • 145 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 2:47 am

      So reason to be sorry…..authenticity and honesty are spoken here. I am feeling pretty riled up myself…I think I need a good, cathartic cry…something I usually appreciate after the tears roll.

  27. 146 EDP4BHO
    July 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Keep the faith TODer’s. Note how PBO stated at the automakers town hall that he had fun all week. I’m very curious about what he meant. I will be saying my prayers for him and the Dems, and for we, his supporters. God Bless.

  28. 147 Doris
    July 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Melissa is going to take dead beat Dad out too, LMBO. 😀 MSNBC is stomping him in the ground.

    • July 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      I email CNN to ask them why is it that you will report that Obama has lost 10,000 to 30,000 followers on tweet, but they refuse to talk about the deadbeat Dad in Congress, Congressman Joe Walsh.

      • 149 Doris
        July 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

        Good, I didn’t hear that. These people. I will email them too. Thanks for sharing that Anniebella.

      • 150 TrumpDog
        July 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

        CNN reported that? 🙄

        I’m so glad I stopped watfching that channel.

        • 151 taiping1
          July 30, 2011 at 3:39 am

          It’s so bizarre and biased: with 9.3 million following BO on twitter even the next 6 most popular on twitter combined don’t come close. 36K is nothing!

      • 153 Sue in Minnesota
        July 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

        Ask them why they don’t report how many followers he has….and then ask them to list the twitter numbers of prominent politicians.
        How about Mitt Romney’s #’s.

        MSM, always on the spin cycle. It’s almost pointless to pay attention to them unless you like being spun, I don’t, for one makes me puke.

  29. 155 desertflower
    July 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Lawrence was fabulous tonight. His take down of deadbeat dad, hypocrite extraordinaire, Joe Walsh, was priceless.
    I was very intrigued by his discussion of the 14th Amendment…made perfect sense to me from this point of view. If you can find it, watch it!

    • 156 carol
      July 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Yep, he was terrific! Gotta get off here now and go watch Melissa take him out too. Night all.

    • 158 P
      July 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      OK seems like you ladies are having fun…gonna turn on my television now…catching up.

    • 159 COS
      July 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      I have seen quite a few people trying to explain the 14th amendment, and I have to say that this professor from UCLA has been the most credible of all. What he said, made a lot of sense.

      • 160 Tally
        July 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

        But they both ignored section 5:

        Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

        This pertains to the whole of the 14th. CONGRESS SHALL ENFORCE.

        The teaspoons WANT Obama to try to raise the debt ceiling, so Issa can Impeach. (It’s what they DO.)

        I think the smarter way to get past it, is to threaten every Congress member of being in Contempt of the Constitution if they refuse to raise the debt ceiling. Remove them from the chamber, and get a vote on who is left.

        CONGRESS IS LEGALLY BOUND TO DO THIER JOBS. To do otherwise, it’s desertion. They can’t just ignore their legal duty to the country.

        OR, arrest and charge them with Conspiracy to willfully and intentionally destroy the US Economy, with intent to harm the US Government. It’s no different than Al Qaeda’s intent.

        The GOP are doing Bin Laden’s work for him.

        • 161 Tally
          July 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm

          Jay Carney also came out today and said that the 14th is in no way viable.

        • 162 desertflower
          July 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

          Oh! I have ALWAYS said that if OBL was alive, (and he’s NOT,,,thank you PBO) he would be laughing his ass off that America was coming apart from within…that we were eating our own. Absolutely.

        • 163 Sue in Minnesota
          July 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

          Tally, I absolutely agree…..they are guilty of economic terrorism in addition to deriliction of duty and violation of oath. Throw the bastards in jail.

        • 164 COS
          July 30, 2011 at 12:51 am

          Thanks Tally, I know I should read this for myself. As a matter of fact, someone called in to Randi Rhodes’ show today and mention that section. PBO is a smart man and I know he has researched this thoroughly. I am sure he is not going to make himself a sideshow over this; especially this close to the 2012 election. All of these folks encouraging him to do this will hang him out to dry when the criticism starts. I remember how the Dems and the repugs hung him out to dry over Libya.

  30. July 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Carol, it is okay. As Doris has stated, we all have our times of melting that it hurts so much. But let it out so that you can move on to the next fight. But I will say, try to replenish the energy that was taken away from your strength. Read, listen to some favorite music, sip a favorite glass of wine, get some sinful ice cream, make a pot of tea, watch a movie, go for a walk, weather permitting, okay. We are here for you. We are family in this, and when one is hurting we all will step in and send the hugs, shed the tears with you, and get up and dust ourselves off and go out and start kicking behinds again. And guess what, we do it calmly, with much class, and they just go crazy. I am sending a big energy hug of love your way, Carol. Love you back so much in our family.HZ

  31. 166 desertflower
    July 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I’m outside cutting the grass…er…weeds…and I had a thought. The media is no help…big money is everywhere…we need a venue for us to speak truth to power. I am not well versed on this stuff… but can all of us…make YouTube videos explaining that the public was snookered, duped to vote for these domestic terrorists..explain things in terms that people would understand…like Randi Rhodes would lay things out? Tell people the truth about the real facts of what the teaparty and Republicans have in mind. I think if they knew, they would be terrified what they have done…by NOT voting, and voting for these radicals….any thoughts? I have to go finish outside. I figure if screaming cats and stupid people tricks can get on there and get 4 million hits…so can this if we did it right. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for…wringing our hands is not gonna cut it…let’s think out of the box and take control of our country and our destiny. For our children and our fellow man…what do you think?

    • 167 EDP4BHO
      July 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly. We need some technically talented folk here and around the blogosphere. But, like you, I have to tend to work, tomorrow, so off to bed I need to go. Love your spirit, by the way, desertflower. Nite 😀

      • 168 desertflower
        July 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

        Thank you:) I get this way sometimes…I have a lot of passion about all of this, like we all do. They will NOT take my country backward!! Sleep tight.

    • 169 desertflower
      July 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      This is part of what I’m talking about…but only part of the story; http://www.politicususa.com/en/tea-party-end They are FRAUDS!!!

    • 170 ChristiMtl
      July 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      This is a fabulous ideal df!

      Making youtube videos that we would make sure would go viral, putting links on twitter, FB, whatever means.

      I love this idea, we have to find the right people for that.

      *crossing my fingers*

      • 171 desertflower
        July 30, 2011 at 12:19 am

        Oh good! I’m NOT crazy:) We need to figure out as a family how to do this…this is way above my paygrade:) I know that with all the smart creative people here, we can do this!!! We have to MAKE this happen…thanks Christi!

        • 172 ChristiMtl
          July 30, 2011 at 12:30 am

          Noooo you’re not crazy lol…..I love it…..I know that there’s good videos on Youtube but they never go viral. Well unless it’s a cute baby laughing if someone rip a paper or something.

          Someone would have to set up a channel and do the work with our encouragement and everyone could give their ideas, their input on the site,

          Anything to counter the lies in the media. They cover for and promote these dangerous extremists every freaking day.
          ,
          The only criteria here is just this: It has to go viral each time.

          • 173 desertflower
            July 30, 2011 at 1:32 am

            Well, we have to at least keep bringing this topic up and getting input…topics and points to cover with input from everyone and important points to make…i don’t understand all the tech stuff…no one is awake now, so we need to take this up again tomorrow when more people are here to add input. If you stop by tomorrow, bring it up. I will as well. I’ll also think of some things I think would be good to bring up on the vids…..not tonight though. Exhausted:)

  32. 177 prettyfoot58
    July 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Done….

    GN Fam….

    praying to see another day to fight the good fight…………………………

  33. 178 cheeky bordeaux
    July 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Hello, members of The Obama Diary posse. I have been lurking for months, and only once posted a comment as ‘Anonymous’ to reply to a wonderful post by Sue in Minnesota on her mother’s passing. Now that I’ve decided on a screen name, I can dip my toe a little bit further into the commenting waters and hope to goodness I can eventually swim.

    So, now that Boehner and his tea party economic illiterates passed their “Cut, Crap and Bollocks” bill that basically does nothing but saves the tan man some face, the Senate Republicans are filibustering to keep any bill from coming to the floor? They are still trying to extort, blackmail and frag their fellow Americans as paths to political power. How long will Americans stand for this horrendous behavior? When will we decide this kind of betrayal of the country can not be tolerated? This is treason, pure and simple. They are intent on crippling the country, and are doing their best to make sure that the next generation of Americans have diminished futures. We must stop them.

    (I’m sorry that my first post is so dire. This is a great site, with lots of humor, camaraderie, and community spirit. And i will be sure to do my part to contribute as much of those qualities in future posts.)

  34. 179 desertflower
    July 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

    The truth doesn’t match the rhetoric…and that’s what we need to show and point out to people
    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/07/29/283515/even-after-proposed-hike-reagan-increased-debt-ceiling-twice-as-fast-as-obama/

  35. 182 desertflower
    July 30, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Chips…do you know anything about setting up a YouTube channel?? 🙂

    • July 30, 2011 at 7:34 am

      Desert,lovely productive idea! Let’s all rally round this idea and get it done, says the challenged tech me. No,seriously, a Go For It one! That’s the only way our truthy and sensible voices can be seen and heard.

  36. 184 Blue
    July 30, 2011 at 1:41 am

    What exactly Bernie Sanders has accomplished in Congress? What bill he introduced worked on with committee passed, sign and delivered? All he does is disrespect President Obama and talking bull sheit, but I really don’t know his success.

  37. July 30, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Good Nite TOD Family and our beloved Chipsticks. Thank you for our beautiful haven again. We appreciate you so much. Thanks for all of the sharing of information from all of you. I love my family here. Sleep well, and prayers being said for our wonderful and hardworking President and his great team. Keep the good energy going forth TOD Family. Love you all back so much, HZ

  38. 186 Anonymous
    July 30, 2011 at 4:17 am

    It’s really, really late or should I say early :), and I should be in bed by now, but I can’t sleep. I’m selfishly wishing Chipsticks would somehow replace that picture of Speaker “Boner” with a more soothing image of our dear POTUS or may be a nice video of him of times gone by. Chips, I know you are still on vacation and you need your R & R, but I sure have missed seeing my President’s handsome face each night before I’ve gone to bed. I’m feeling like someone described upthread as they quoted the President on the night before he took out Osama Bin Laden: “What a week!”

    That’s right, what a week this has been. In a effort to answer my President’s call, I tweeted successfully for the first time today–yeah 🙂 🙂 🙂 for me –only to have CNN and other MSM lie and say the President has lost 30,000 followers on Twitter. 😦 Watching Boehner day in and day out this past week display his special brand of incompetence as “Weeper of the House” has been truly embarrassing. And reading, watching, and hearing a week’s worth of garbage spewed by right wing and PL bloviators on cable TV and in the blogosphere have truly been exhausting.

    By the week’s end, I really need to see my President. I’m needing to see his beautiful smile and see HIM smile, again. His radiant smile is just so reassuring. I know this has been a rough week for him, too. I’m hoping Michelle and the girls can provide some special family comfort for him this weekend and give him some short-term “escape” from the madness of Washington. I’m hoping he realizes too that we (his true base) are still behind him—regardless of what the haters say.

  39. July 30, 2011 at 4:26 am

    It’s really, really late or should I say early :), and I should be in bed by now, but I can’t sleep. I’m selfishly wishing Chipsticks would somehow replace that picture of Speaker “Boner” with a more soothing image of our dear POTUS or one of her nice videos of him. Chips, I know you are still on vacation and you need your R&R, but I sure have missed seeing my President’s handsome face each night before I’ve gone to bed. I’m feeling like someone described upthread as they quoted the President on the night before he took out Osama Bin Laden: “What a week!”

    That’s right, what a week this has been. In a effort to answer my President’s call, I tweeted successfully for the first time today–yeah 🙂 🙂 🙂 for me –only to have CNN and other MSM lie and say the President has lost 30,000 followers on Twitter. 😦 Watching Boehner day in and day out this past week display his special brand of incompetence as “Weeper of the House” has been rather embarrassing, to say the least. And reading, watching, and hearing a week’s worth of garbage spewed by right wing and PL bloviators on cable TV and in the blogosphere have truly been exhausting.

    By the week’s end, I really need to see my President. I’m needing to see his beautiful smile and see HIM smile again, too. His radiant smile is just so reassuring. I know this has been a rough week for him, too. I’m hoping Michelle and the girls can provide some special family comfort for him this weekend and give him some temporary “escape” from the madness of Washington. I’m hoping he realizes too that we (his true base) are still behind him—regardless what the haters say.

    • 188 sam uk obama supporter
      July 30, 2011 at 4:49 am

      Newcenturywoman – I feel where you are coming from. i have missed seeing his beautiful smile but he WILL smile again, he is an amazing man. i too hope that he will get some much needed respite from the craziness. I am sure that he will find some much needed comfort from his ‘rock’ Michelle and his beautiful daughters. I also hope he knows that he is loved passionately by his many million supporters and that we will NEVER desert him, ever.
      I hope you manage to get some rest tonight newcenturywoman and know that you are among friends here. God bless you.

    • July 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

      I feel you newcenturywoman.

      I really can’t stand that picture of Rusty or any picture of him really.

      But there’s always you tube. In fact thank God for youtube.

      Because when things get you down you can look at things like this…

      That at the end of the day you can still say thank God we have this man and his family in the Whitehouse. It’s the positive things we have to concern ourselves with.

      Have a great day! 🙂

  40. 191 sam uk obama supporter
    July 30, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Chipsticks – Thank you for this oasis of calm and love it is so much appreciated. I lurk every day but not posted much lately. I just wanted to say that I am behind PBO and you guys 100%.
    I am beyond hurt and angry by the way your wonderful President is being disrespected and attacked by those lunatic teabagger congresscritters and the crappy media whose only agenda seems to be to destroy Barack Obama and his presidency. They WILL NOT and MUST NOT succeed in this, PBO is the most rarest of gems – an intelligent, compassionate man with an extraordinary ability to both lead and compromise and I have total faith in him.
    This crisis (which from what I can see has been exaserbated by the teahadists and loony left progressives) has the potential to not only damage the US economy but the world economy so now more than ever we are all affected by the outcome of congress’ actions. I trust President Obama implicitly but I can not say the same about those idiot teabaggers.
    I sincerely apologize for this depressive rant and if I have caused offence it was not my intention. I am just heartbroken by the hatred I see levelled at PBO, he does not deserve it. I love the man so much and will stand by him always. Despite all I have said I believe he will prevail in the end. I will shut up now as I have probably bored you all senseless. Thank you for letting me vent!

    God bless President Barack Obama!

    • 192 utaustinliberal
      July 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

      Oh no Sam. You haven’t bored us at all. Rants are sometimes needed to clear the air, vent, and relieve onesself of frustrations. We’re a family here so we listen to your rants, thank you for your continued and unwavering SUPPORT for this WONDERFUL President and encourage you to continue keeping the faith even when PL, teabaggers, GOP, firebaggers and the like try to demoralize you. We’re always glad that it’s not only Americans who see how MAGNIFICENT this President is and what HUGE accomplishments he has achieved in so short a time, but people all over the world. So no worries, keep your chin up and keep commenting. 🙂

    • 193 desertflower
      July 30, 2011 at 11:14 am

      sam…no need to apologize:) Nice to see that others, all over the world, understand what a great President we have in PBO.Once in a lifetime. That’s part of why they hate him…sad.Hope that you come and stay…don’t be a lurker. We need your POV. We’ll get through this an come out better on the other side..hugs.

      • 194 sam uk obama supporter
        July 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

        Thanks desertflower and utaustinliberal your kindness is much appreciated. I will NEVER waiver in my support of President Obama and will be here 100%.
        desertflower you are so right we will get through this and PBO WILL prevail.


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