45 Responses to “weekly address”


  1. 1 nintendowii10
    July 30, 2011 at 7:12 am

    God bless this man, always working and fighting for we the people.

  2. 3 prettyfoot58
    July 30, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Goooood Morning…Fam….

    the last two days have been so hectic and nerve wracking..calling…tweeting….emailing..Representatives….encouraging others….fam…friends…neighbors,,,and co workers to do the same….i was feeling so Hyped that i had to just chill…take a break…and breathe….

    This morning…i took another look at the NYTs article written by Harvard constitutional law professor, Lawrence Tribe…

    two things stand out ….

    1.,,,,,Other proponents of a constitutional deus ex machina have offered a more modest interpretation of the public debt clause, under which only actual default (as opposed to any action that merely increases the risk of default) is impermissible…

    this suggests that The Country would have to have gone into DEFAULT before the President can invoke the 14 Amendment…..

    2.The Constitution grants only Congress — not the president — the power “to borrow money on the credit of the United States.” Nothing in the 14th Amendment or in any other constitutional provision suggests that the president may usurp legislative power to prevent a violation of the Constitution.

    so despite what the PL talking heads are suggesting…..the President cannot use the impending default to invoke the 14th Amendment….it is only after the DEFAULT has occurred will he have constitution grounds to usurp the powers of the Legislative Branch abd raise the debt ceiling limit…

    this is truly uncharted waters….The President has to navigate carefully…..

    • 4 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

      President Obama, we can rest assurred is not relying on, and can not be pressurred by misinformed and emotionally charged admonitions. Wherever this leads us, President Obama will manage it properly, and as he always does will in addition to reconciling the problem will let those who are responsible for most of this manufactured crisis hang by their own political rope.

      When will these people wake up and start really seeing and understanding what has been so consistently and steadfastly in front of their faces. Americans suffer at the hands of their own denial and delusion. It would be really refreshing and reassurring if Americans would quiet their ‘exceptionalism’ bombast, and start demonstrating it through action. Talk is way to cheap.

      Jumping off my overused soapbox. 😉

      • 5 EDP4BHO
        July 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

        😀 😀 Sue, your soapbox is never overused. Tell them the truth, and may I add that in addition to them needing waking up, they REALLY need to learn to read and educate themselves on matters, before they speak. Much like our President says he does….”I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak”. Amen?

  3. July 30, 2011 at 8:38 am

    President Barack Hussein Obama – the uncharted waters President of the United States of America. have no fear, he will do what he has to do to get it done. He knows the whole world is waiting! And he will come through!

  4. 7 Ladyhawke
    July 30, 2011 at 9:13 am

    The most fascinating discussions I have read about the 14th Amendment has been by Professor Balkin at the Balinization blog. One of the posts the really helped me is below.

    SECRETARY GEITHNER UNDERSTANDS THE CONSTITUTION: THE REPUBLICANS ARE VIOLATING THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT

    ———–excerpt————————

    The second point is that “The Secretary has cited the 14th Amendment’s command that “[t]he validity of the public debt of the United States… shall not be questioned” in support of his strong conviction that Congress has an obligation to ensure we are able to honor the obligations of the United States. Like every previous Secretary of the Treasury who has confronted the question, Secretary Geithner has always viewed the debt limit as a binding legal constraint that can only be raised by Congress.” (emphasis supplied).

    This is what the press is missing. Secretary Geithner is saying that Congress is not living up to its constitutional obligations.

    Let me put it differently: The current strategy of congressional leaders in the Republican Party violates the Constitution because they are threatening to take us over a cliff in order to push their radical policy agenda. Threatening to undermine the validity of the federal debt in order to gain political points is precisely what section 4 was designed to prevent. Secretary Geithner does not believe that the President is allowed to violate the Constitution himself to stop congressional Republicans, but it does not follow that what the Republicans are doing is constitutional.

    The press so far has been asking whether the debt ceiling is constitutional. The correct question they should ask is whether the Republican strategy of hostage taking violates the Constitution. It does.

    ————————————————————————–

    http://balkin.blogspot.com/2011/07/secretary-geithner-understands.html

    • 8 prettyfoot58
      July 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Lady…..

      Excellent …excellent read!!!!!!!!

    • 9 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Applause……..shining once again another bright light on the malfeasance of the Republicans, and highlighting the failures of our MSM.
      They are like two bad apples, I don’t know who spoiled who, but they are both decayed. Let’s get them out of the bushel basket before they ruin the rest.

    • July 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

      Unfortunately we have a complicit press that will never ask the right question.

    • 11 57andFemale
      July 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

      This was fascinating, because about a week ago Balkin saw no clear path to using the 14th and thought it would lead to downgrade anyway (he’s probably still right about that). It was interesting to see him study the issue further and find other salient points.

      Devil’s advocate: Boehner can say he did his job — he sent a bill with conditions upon which the debt ceiling will be raised. Is that enough to satisfy constitutionality for the Roberts Supreme Court? Did the sun rise in the East today?

      Is the Senate and Obama then the ones who are ‘guilty’ of unconstitutionality by not passing Boehner’s bill if no other path exists? Is that enough to satisfy unconstitutionality for the Roberts Supreme Court? Did the sun rise in the East today?

    • July 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      I have read that Ladyhawke. Indeed the balkin blogspot is great reading.

      Obama’s Twitter account still had a whopping 9,362,880 followers at 7:30pm Friday night, down from 9,402,898 Friday morning – and he’s still the third-most followed person on the planet.

      This is in the NYDailyNews. Of course, the main point of the article was to say that Obama had lost 40,000 twitters because of the amount of twitters they were getting. LOL!

  5. July 30, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Good Saturday Morning everyone.

    I just wanted to say that yesterday there was some anxiousness here about President Obama regarding his chances in 2012. For those of us that believe in this man, we not only hurt when we see him being treated so unfairly in the most double standard fashion compared to that of any of his other predecessors have ever encountered, we get mad, fearful and our emotions may run amok.

    Why not? We are only humans.

    We know that there is a double standard afforded him not just by his opposition, it is encouraged by a corrupted media, the media-created Tea party and people in his very own party. But through it all, he has never whined, but has kept his resolve. It is not that he doesn’t feel or know it, of course he does. But in the face of all that hostility, he remains calm — and he does that for all of us — all of us the American people.

    And friends, despite all of the road blocks, the deep-seated hatred, President Obama has managed to do his job in a way, I’d wager we’ve never seen any other president do, at least to my mind, in my life time. Sure president Clinton encountered some roadblocks, some of it brought on by his own actions and mostly coming from the opposition, but not nearly the ire and disrespect we see directed at him (PBO) from people in his own party.

    Never have I seen the leader of one of the parties in this country come out of the gate stating that his sole purpose was to make the president in the opposition party a one-term president, and do so at the detriment of the country.
    Yet, PBO continues to persevere. His accomplishments speak volumes, and history will bear it out. In the heat of a rabid opposition, he passed the Stimulus. He managed to pass health care, when no one in his opposition would help, and people in his party called him some of the ugliest names, attacking his character, some of them now relegated to the pasture for their own deep, deep flaws. Ah, karma.
    Some tried to undercut him by working with the opposition, while pretending to be standing up for the bill. They openly called for the bill to be killed. “Kill the Bill,” they screamed, hoping that others would follow them – never mind that for example, 30 million people would benefit from what the president had laid out and millions of students would still get health care by staying on their parents’ insurance. Yet, people in his own party said “Kill the Bill.” But president with the help of Nancy Pelosi fought on and he won.

    He saved the auto industry when people denigrated him, some were supposedly experts. He managed to kill Osama Bin Laden, a mastermind that killed thousands of Americans and others around the world. Yet, some who say they support him, wanted to take him to task for the way in which OBL was killed. Imagine if George Bush had accomplished this feat. Fox news, even some in the so-called liberal media I dare say would have been recommending a bust on Mount Rushmore. Not President Barack Hussein Obama — some call it “luck” that he has gotten so many foreign policy coups. Well.
    Even though he urged his own party to take on this issue of the debt ceiling before the intransigent GOP came to power, they did not heed his call, yet he is referred to today as been “weak,” as he does his darnest to fix this crisis manufactured by the Republicans. Instead of focusing on the Republicans, people in his party attack him with a fervor I have never seen before.

    In the mid-terms elections, he went around the country telling Democratic voters to resist giving the keys back to the Republicans. But the likes of Ed Schultz and many of the left wanted to teach him a lesson, so they told people to stay home — we know what happened with that. Exhibit A: Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Ohio.

    Through it all, President Obama remained standing. His poll numbers when compared to other presidents in similar situations remained steady.

    So recently we find the head of Gallop baffled, and now he’s making it his business to find out why!! He’s going to further research the matter.

    Anyone remembers that? So what are we seeing from the left and right these last couple of weeks, as they are apt to do, they have trained their ire and their disdain for this president, all in the hopes of driving his numbers down.

    When he calls the nation to action to reach out to Congress to move on the debt ceiling issue, some of those who call themselves keepers of the Democratic Party called him “weak.” What makes a person weak for asking citizens to get involved in their government? For me, I believe it is those same people that want to keep dumbing down America, something they have been doing an effective job of that with their daily nonsense.

    President Obama knows the stakes. Yes, he wants to win in 2012. But more importantly I believe he wants to do well for America. He wants to do well for a woman like me, who’s been unemployed for three years counting and still can’t get a job. He wants to do well for the hungry children, the poor and the vulnerable. If that means that he loses an election, which I believe in my heart of hearts, he won’t — then so be it.

    But he is not going to cower to a two-bit circus that is the tea party and a group of rich, privileged, spoiled, self-aggrandizing people. Some people who never knew a hard day’s work in their lives. Some will never know what it is like to go hungry or tell your 14 year-old to drink a lot of water, eat a slice of bread and go to bed. Some, who by nepotism crawled their way to the top. They will NEVER.

    So, I don’t despair. Personally, in my station in life, I had always been up, way up, but these days not so much. I have tons to be angry about, at God, at the world, at everything, and just because. Why me? Why did my husband have to become chronically ill? But I find that what works for me and help to keep me going is my unyielding hope and belief in this president. That given the chance, he will create policies that will make not only my life, but many others better.
    My only hope and belief is that President Obama remains in office. So, I don’t allow myself to despair or allow the negative thoughts to creep in my head. That does not mean I am not cognizant of the reporting today. What I do know is that a lot of it is manufactured to bring this president down. Could I be wrong? Maybe. But there’s no denying the evidence I see daily of people twisting his words, trying to raise money off it, people failing to acknowledge the unprecedented accomplishments he has made, not to mention the relentless undermining and condescension thrown his way.

    And so, I can only believe that if those of us who believe in him fight as we have been doing and continue to, despite what comes his way, President Obama will persevere. So, I urge everyone, please let’s stay strong.

    I am sorry for the long rambling, ramble. But I did not sleep a wink last night, after being turn down for another job. I was angry, not at my situation, but at the Republicans for creating a toxic environment that makes it difficult in these hard economic times for me and millions of others.

    Again to calm myself, I had to believe that in the end, despite their intransigence, President Obama would handle this matter and we would have an outcome that does not further erode not only this nation’s economy, but the world’s.

    If you made it this far, thanks for reading. Maybe, I’ll go and try to sleep now.

    • 14 prettyfoot58
      July 30, 2011 at 9:40 am

      Africa….

      I appreciate your rant…..

      sleep well….(((huggs))

    • 15 utaustinliberal
      July 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

      Hey africa, thank you for this. So many of us in this family go through life with HARD and I mean HARD days, when we’ve either been rejected for a job, are looking for a job, are depressed after a hard day at work or college, have lost a loved one, have lost the sparkle in our eyes and are becoming more and more cynical. Yet we all come here to vent our frustrations, appreciate the camaraderie, share some joke, partake in the humor, *fight* 😉 over President Obama, Jay Carney, Reggie Love, Sam Kass, and on and on, leave some wonderful commentary and keep abreast of the real news. I thank you for continuing to KEEP HOPE ALIVE even in the midst of a long unfair struggle and battle that you and your famiy are going through. I thank you for your continued optimism and unwavering SUPPORT of this President through thick and thin. I want you to know that bright days are ahead; just keep believing. I will keep you in my prayers and someday soon, the sun will shine brightly upon you and your household.

    • 16 Brian
      July 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Africa,
      Your words lift me up. Thank you!

    • 17 joyce
      July 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

      That was very well said. I agree with a lot of what you was saying and was tearing up then I thought about God and his plans which we don’t know and could never guess. Just knowing He has all the world in his hands and his hands are on us also. I’m sure that our president was created for this time and God would not bring us or him this far to turn back now. Rest well and you will be in my prayers also. Love and hugs

    • July 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Oh africa I am so sorry about the job- I believe something great will come your way- you and your words are an inspiration and and every word is TRUE. I hope you get some sleep and feel better. I’m a big believer in “this too shall pass” and things will get better- we could not have a finer, smarter person at the helm of this ship than Barack Obama. I’m an athiest.. but I thank EVERYONE’S GOD for President Obama 🙂

    • 19 EDP4BHO
      July 30, 2011 at 11:14 am

      Africa. First off, I need to commend you for such a beautifully written “letter”, and to me that’s what this is. It’s one that could be sent to any of our acquaintances, loved ones, and just doubters because it contains so much truth, if only people would open their hearts and ears to listen. Secondly, I shall be praying for you, specifically, to obtain employment, and for your husband to regain his health. Thank you so much for touching my heart this day, and please always stay positive. Bless you.

    • 20 GGail
      July 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      africa, I know how you felt after being turned down for that job. I too went through that a while back. Then I got a call from an agency that thought I would be a good fit for a position. The position was in an industry that I had never worked in before and was unsure that I was qualified to do the job. Well, I stepped out on FAITH and it turned out to be a RIGHT FIT! Don’t give up and keep your options open. God has a plan for you.

      • July 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        Thank you to everyone for your kind words, encouragement and inspiration.

        • 22 carol
          July 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

          Africa, I just read your remarkable message and was touched to my soul. You said all the things been thinking, but couldn’t put
          into words. Last night I had a small meltdown on here about my senator, McConnell, and was reassured by others on the site,
          and it really helped me. Now you’ve reassured us all that things will work out, that we just have to keep believing in and giving
          out support to our wonderful president. I’m so sorry about your job situation, am sending prayers and hugs your way. Now go
          get some sleep 🙂

    • 23 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      Africa thanks for openly sharing, as you and all here should feel free to do. Loving support is a necessity of life, flowing two ways, it is for the mutual benefit of both the giver and the receiver. We are here to support you. You are in my prayers as is your husband

      I am glad people feel deeply connected and safe here….free to be themselves, free to let their bumps and warts be exposed. I love that steam is often escaping…..overheating is seriously not healthy. The brain power and heart here is seriously off the charts. IAnd I have picked up words and expressions here that would have made my rough talking Father’s jaw drop. Wish he were here to test run a few of those expressions by, I think he would want to join this ‘club’. 😉 I believe honesty is essential to the best possible navigation of all that we experience in this lifetime. And being human and full of imperfections we are constantly challenged by our fears. I ask myself often what would love do, it is to me the most essential question. Period. Love in it’s every manifestation is strength and growth. Fear is it’s polar opposite. We are never alone, not with God in our hearts, or loved ones by our sides, and we are infinetly stronger when we join our hands together.

      President Obama in his accomplishment, and by his greatness all while being African American has inspired the fearful , the hateful, the pathetic to expose themselves. Despite the pain and the ugliness of racism and bigotry, he has rendered Americans an enormous opportunity to grow, to progress and to become better. Bigotry has been brought into the sunlight. No colorless person could have exposed the issue more clearly. It’s up to us to see it for what it is, and to find ways to be a healing influence. Every last one of you inspires me to do that. I for one refuse to enable those who rationalize or attempt to make excuses for it. I hardly think that I am alone. Those that support President Obama will be that force. I tend to be impatient, but my sister will always reminds me, “That you can only move a mountain one stone at a time.” She is right. If you are a person of color or minority status, celebrate the fortitude and the resiliency that you have inured yourself with, it has made you stronger. What I see is people that have engaged the power of love, that have enriched their character and have refused to relinquish their dignity. I can only love and respect you for that, deeply.

      I think we have to learn to discard the hot air, even though it swirls around us like a tornado and stay focused on what we know to be true and worthy and manifested from love. President Obama is precisely that to me. I believe in him completely, it is myself that I have to constantly fortify and assert. Thank goodness for his role model, and his excellence. I think it really interesting how the MSM works overtime to blow up the truth, just yesterday I visited a site briefly that posted a poll that showed President Obama beating soundly and even destroying every potential Republican candidate for reelection. Not what we are being told by the MSM who prefers to run their own agenda and perhaps carry the water for the Republicans. If I look for the good in the MSM it is that they have helped me more finely tune my bullshit meter, and canceling our cable subscription enlarged our household slush fund. One day I will refuse to let them get under my skin. I am focused on what matters, doing whatever I can to support and see that President Obama is reelected. I know we are all in this together…..we will get it done.

      Now let’s go out and kick some ass!

    • July 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Africa, Thank you for sharing our own story. It is inspiring to know you have faced many hardships. I do know that you are an honorable person of great intelligence. Thank you for expressing what so many of us feel. dr

    • 25 Anonymous
      July 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Love you, A.

    • July 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Beautiful post Africa. I really appreciate your words. Admittedly, they were just what I needed today. I find the lies and hatred against this president Obama to be unbearable at times. I guess we have to hang in there and be strong for our president. We can’t quit as they would love for us to do. On a side note, good luck with your job search.

      Ang

      • 27 HZ
        July 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm

        Africa, I want to thank you for sharing this moving and beautiful conversation within your heart so openly with your family here. My heart is filled with hope. I am too full with emotions at this point, but I am so moved by your post.

        Africa, I will pray for God’s best for your husband, your precious son, and for your job situation. Just please do not give up. I am going through some very serious medical situations, but I pray a lot, yes, I ask God questions, but I am praying for His best, His perfect gift for me in my situations,and I have peace. But like you said, I am human, and He understands that. But I have seen my faith work in marvelous ways in my life. There are times when my heart is so bad that I can’t move at night, but somehow, I just be still and cry out in prayer. I wake the next morning alive and pray more, and I feel the peace. Someone may call, or I am given strength to get up and put the music on, and I just say outloud my thanksgiving and peace fills my heart and my home. So everyday I come here, I am so blessed. So I know that I will not give
        up now. Please do not give up. Be encourage, Africa. I will pray for you with your specifics, I promise.I am sending a balm of a sweet fragance of healing hugs in all of your situations. Love you with much kindness, Africa.HZ

  6. 28 Ladyhawke
    July 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Interesting…..

    THE REPUBLICANS ARE VIOLATING THE 14TH AMENDMENT

    Obama is already invoking the 14th Amendment

    http://balkin.blogspot.com/2011/07/obama-is-already-invoking-14th.html

    • 29 prettyfoot58
      July 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

      Lady…

      what always gets me about these pieces…is that folks always claim to know what is in the President’s mind….his intentions and thoughts….

      • 30 Ladyhawke
        July 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm

        I agree, it really is annoying. Everybody gets into PBO’s head and think they know exactly what he is thinking. I don’t think any president has ever had to deal with this amount of scrutiny. It’s really unprecedented.

    • 31 Sue in Minnesota
      July 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      Thank God President Obama is brilliant and a scholar of our Constitution. Now if we could destroy our MSM, Americans might have half a shot at the truth.

  7. July 30, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Here is an interesting article on the crazies from the Republican side on Capitol Hill…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-boehners-no-confidence-vote/2011/07/29/gIQAGoEqgI_story.html

    These people are delusional….

  8. 33 JER
    July 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love this Tweet:

    Reschzoo Bruce Resch by johnleesandiego

    Hey everyone if a business U bought from is Republican owned, refuse 2 pay the bill until they lower your debt. Watch them hit the ceiling!

  9. July 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Never you mind prettyfoot Remember,they all have to sound like if they are in the know,because they want to be first with the news,gotcha, or I told you so. The problem is that we allow their thoughts/and words to affect us to the point that we go down,with frustration,anger,rage, disgust, but that very valley allows us the next step of coming back fierce as ever with a productive and pro-active stance. ‘They’ are pros in the evil game, but allowing them to control us will be our downfall. I absolutely refuse the slimeballs to affect my faith in this President. He is allowing them to ‘play themselves’ ..and then he will move to suit.
    Desertflower’s suggestion of YOU TUBE videos where we get to state our piece is an excellent one. Let’s just do it.

  10. July 30, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I have been reading a lot of negative articles/comments about the President lately. It is as if people don’t really understand what is going on and what’s at stake. If there is one person that has shown some leadership lately, it’s President Obama! The tea party doesn’t have a clue about government!! They don’t understand what’s at stake in this debt ceiling discussions. The world economy is based on the US Dollar. If we default not only it will be dramatic for the US but only god knows what will happen around the world. One thing for sure, it may not be immediate but it will be a disaster…!!

    • July 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      People, well his usual critics, think they smell Obama’s blood in the water and are pumping out their “I told ya so” articles as quickly as they can so that the PL fans can link back to them in a comment thread and say, ‘see, X was right all along.’ They’ve done this before. They’ve counted out before so I am confident they will be silenced pretty soon.

  11. 38 57andFemale
    July 30, 2011 at 11:06 am

    On c-span this morning — Tim (?) Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio. He may be the most effective messenger I’ve ever seen for what’s going on now. He was the last guest of the show this morning: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Program730

    I didn’t catch all of it and I can’t stream on my creaky old computer but he put it in terms of patriotism in a way that was just so effective. That it is unreasonable and unAmerican to want to take advantage of the American dream and its resources to get rich and then be unwilling to help the country out of a crisis. He walked up to the line of comparing it to 9/11 — because this crisis will impact the day to day lives of every American. He was fantastic.

    He’s against the Reid plan because there is no revenue in it. He said if it came to the floor today, he’d vote against it. But if it came to the floor at the last minute, he would vote for it. There is talk that Boehner is going to do exactly that: bring it to the floor today and say, “See, on a bipartisan basis we have defeated Reid’s plan. Reid and Obama better sign off on our Break America plan.”

    I cannot believe what I’m seeing in this country.

  12. 39 hgerhard
    July 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

    What saddens me more and more is the reality of lost opportunity. We elected a great President whose vision of a “more perfect union” promised to move us out of economic and social chaos. If given a chance to translate his bold ideas into policy, imagine where we could be: Our economy could be growing stronger every day, helped along by focusing our attention on education, innovation, improved infrastructure, fair trade deals, the rebirth of manufacturing, a growing export sector, carefully constructed regulatory mechanisms and a fair tax structure. Our children could grow up more secure, healthier, have a better chance of getting a first-rate education, a much better chance of finding not only a job but a career in the pursuit of their dreams and aspirations. Our seniors could enjoy their retirement years without the fear of poverty and with the certainty of good health care and could therefore concentrate on sharing their knowledge and experience with a new generation. Our nation could be moving towards more justice and a re-dedication to our American values and ideals. Gitmo could be closed and a painful chapter in our history could be resolved. Our broken immigration system could be mended and millions could move out of the shadows to become comtributing members of our society. We could finally deal with the problems of poverty, developing new ways to embrace all our people and achieve a fairer system of shared responsibility and shared prosperity. We could move swiftly and decisively towards fiscal health without putting any segment of the population at risk. We could do all this. It would take time, effort and certainly adjustments and revisions along the way. But we could be moving forward under the leadership of an exceptional President. Instead, what we hear every day is the mindless expression of a small minority’s plan for the future: to make our President a one-term President. That is the sum total of their agenda. We all pay the price for allowing them to hijack our future. Only the voice of all of us can keep our vision, the President’s vision, alive.

    • 40 carol
      July 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      Wonderfully said hgerhard. Like you, I’ve been saddened by the lost opportunities, as I’m sure President Obama is saddened.
      We can’t forget or undermine all the positive things that have been accomplished under his watch, and they are many, but to
      think of how things might have been does indeed sadden me. Now, no more negatives! Put those thoughts away, and only
      concentrate on the positives and how we can help this remarkable man to continue to do what’s right for our country.

  13. July 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Our President has shown incredible resolve and his leadership has been nothing short of amazing. Congress has been broken for decades, but never have we been so divided , and so caustic. I trust our President and I am still holding 0n to the HOPE that his Administration has a plan.

  14. July 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Dorothy – I read some of the House reps yesterday- they felt they were being ‘spammed’ by POTUS (us) and I think we can be relatively certain that those folks who dropped POTUS’s twitter yesterday were REPUBS and not supporters.. any media not verifying that is doing what they’ve become experts at: lying to us. 😉

  15. 43 Ladyhawke
    July 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    SMASH THE CEILING

    The truth is that the United States doesn’t need, and shouldn’t have, a debt ceiling. Every other democratic country, with the exception of Denmark, does fine without one. There’s no debt limit in the Constitution. And, if Congress really wants to hold down government debt, it already has a way to do so that doesn’t risk economic chaos—namely, the annual budgeting process. The only reason we need to lift the debt ceiling, after all, is to pay for spending that Congress has already authorized. If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, we’ll face an absurd scenario in which Congress will have ordered the President to execute two laws that are flatly at odds with each other. If he obeys the debt ceiling, he cannot spend the money that Congress has told him to spend, which is why most government functions will be shut down. Yet if he spends the money as Congress has authorized him to he’ll end up violating the debt ceiling.

    http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2011/08/01/110801ta_talk_surowiecki

  16. July 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Looky here guys! Evil & hypocrisy has no bounds!


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