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Aug
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sunday

CBS News Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason sat down with President Barack Obama in his home state of Illinois for an interview that is scheduled to broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” this Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

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From Meta:

Here you go. I’m just copying my tweets here. You can either just RT (I’m @metaquest) or just copy the links for your own tweet:

See for yourself without MSM @CBSSunday filters: Day 1 in Cannon Falls, MN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOZji2w-i30 #mediafail

See for yourself without MSM @CBSSunday filters: Day 1 in Decorah, IA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKY3E1bekxs #mediafail

See for yourself without MSM @CBSSunday filters: feedback from MN attendees of rural bus tour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4DsKyKtvI #mediafail

See for yourself without MSM @CBSSunday filters: Rural bus tour, Day 3 – Alpha, IL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRDaZEv5EBw #mediafail

See for yourself without MSM @CBSSunday filters: Rural bus tour, Day 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ZyBzqUt18 #mediafail

OMG, look at the angry hordes during PBO’s rural bus tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiubs0zCloc Doesn’t fit @CBSSunday pre-fabricated doom & gloom scenarios

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120 Responses to “sunday”


  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    August 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Cannot wait for the full interview on Sunday!

  2. August 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Oh dear, I’m getting the dreaded white square on this one! Sigh.
    In the meantime, looking over the NAACP post I viewed the video Taiping shared and found this other video as well. It’s a former classmate of the President talking about him.

    • 3 nathkatun7
      August 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much, vcprezofan2, for sharing this video clip. No matter what the disrespectful critics may say, there is absolutely no doubt about the fact that our president is a great intellect. His rare combination of great intellect, steady nerves, and a big heart, makes him one of the most unique human beings in my lifetime. Joining millions of Americans in voting to elect President Obama is one of the proudest moments in my life.

      • 4 vitaminlover
        August 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        i will also make it another proudest moment in my life when I vote for him again in 2012 while joining millions more. He is an extrremely intelligent man.He is for such a time as this. God keeps His hand on him.

      • August 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm

        ‘there is absolutely no doubt about the fact that our president is a great intellect’ and an inspired president! 😆

    • 6 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 21, 2011 at 12:38 am

      ummm…….thanks for posting vc. This is Hollywood actor Hill Harper. He has co starred in many films. He is a great method/character actor.

    • 8 prettyfoot58
      August 21, 2011 at 2:40 am

      Aweeeeeeeeeesome…our President is such an extraordinary person…it takes my breath away…..

    • 9 JoJothecat
      August 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

      I never saw this before, Thank you for posting. I also watched some of the other clips about PBO with the HLR. Even back then he was always about inclusion of people of differing viewpoints and reaching out to them. He did not want to just hear like minded voices and push forward one agenda. FLOTUS said he is so consistent in his behaviour and beliefs. He takes his responsibilities very seriously, whether it’s tthe head of the HLR or President of the USA. I am very confident and proud that this president will do what is best for ALL americans which makes it so frustrating for the PL and the radical left. They want him to behave like the RW Teabaggers and if he doesn’t they see it as a weakness. I see it as a tremendous strength. It’s real easy when you have power to strike back at your opponents then it is to get them to colloborate and get cooperation especially with the new teabagger wing of the GOP. Great way to start my Sunday.

  3. 10 HZ
    August 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I am so grateful that President Barack Obama is the President during this tremendous time in our nation. I do not know of anyone who has confidence, calmness but firm, and is not going around preaching fear to the average family. We are already dealing with those things that bring fear and lack of hope within our homes and families. We do not need any more “bad and bully little boys ” on the grounds breaking out fights and scaring people. We have who we need at this time. God bless his dear heart, mind, body, and soul becaue he has some foolish people to deal with in this mess. But he will be fine with us behind him.

  4. 15 StR
    August 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Sunday Funnies line-up –

    This Week with Cristiane Amanpour – Jon Huntsman and David Axelrod(!)

    Meet the Press – Mitch Daniels, Robert Gibbs(!) (Though the round table looks ugly with Harold Ford representing Dems, Peggy Noonan, EJ Dionne and Maria Bartiromo)

    Fox – Santorum and Rove.

    Face the Nation – McCain, economist Zandi, Ed Gillespie, Terry McAuliffe (President Obama interview airs in part on Sunday Morning show, and on the evning news with Scott Pelley)

    • 16 hopefruit2
      August 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      With the exception of David Axe and Robert Gibbs, tell the whole doggone bunch of them I said go to hell!

      • 17 StR
        August 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        Can’t. I don’t want these shows either. Too bad Daniels and Gibbs will be interviewed separately because I’d like to see Daniels try to pin the economy on President Obama when he was Bush’s CBO that took the war funding off the books to hide it, passed both Bush Tax cuts on his watch and Medicare Part D without paying for it. I hope Axelrod pushes back against the idea that Huntsman is some moderate. Fox having Santorum on is a boon for us as it’s wasted air space. Face the Nation is a vipers nest, but maybe McCain could talk Libya, I believe Zandi isn’t hardline against tax raises either. Gillespie and McAuliffe will be in pure spin mode for their “sides”.

      • 18 Anonymous
        August 20, 2011 at 10:28 pm

        I’ll second that.

      • 19 Doris
        August 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm

        I’ll second that.

      • 21 utaustinliberal
        August 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm

        I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the interview on Sunday Morning. When I saw the MTP roundtable line-up earlier in the week, I just cringed. Maria Bartiromo is 100% republican. No two ways about it. Since President Obama took office, from day one she has blamed EVERYTHING on him. EVERYTHING. Peggy Noonan is just….. there are no words to describe how much I despise her. She HATES President Obama and it bleeds through her demeanor, her every word and all her articles. Harold Ford is just in it for the money. He sways in whatever direction the money winds blow. EJ Dione is ok, but lately he’s been trying to offer “expert” advice on all the things President Obama should do and he isn’t being a “strong” leader. Terry McAuliffe is a Clinton democrat. I saw him on the Daily Rundown (Chuck aka Ron Jeremy look alike Todd’s show) and he was all President Obama isn’t doing enough and has no “bold” ideas, but he did call out the GOP so…… hmmmmm… I’ll just have to watch and see.

        Thank Goodness for Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod. I’ll still be able to retain my political sanity because of their appearances to counter the overload of GOP schill machines.

        • 22 Sue in Minnesota
          August 20, 2011 at 11:18 pm

          Peggy Noonan is a floozy with a Daddy fixation on her dead hero Ronald Reagan. EEEWWWWW!

          Ut put your hazmat suit on a don’t forget the remote control in the event ejection is your only option.
          You are one tough cookie, and I an admiring wimp.

          • 23 Sue in Minnesota
            August 20, 2011 at 11:21 pm

            I think Harold Ford desperately wants to belong to the Morning Jackass mean kids clique. He hasn’t got it going on in my book.

            • 24 majii
              August 21, 2011 at 12:02 am

              I think he wants to BE President Barack Hussein Obama but knows that he doesn’t come close to having what it takes. IMO, he’ll always be on the outside looking in, and this is probably why he wants to be a part of the Morning Jackass Mean Kids Clique.

              • 25 dotster
                August 21, 2011 at 8:45 am

                Ford often appears on Morning Joe, talks but doesn’t say anything. I can’t remember one thing of significance he’s ever said. That’s probably why he’s invited, an AA who does not ever say much to defend President Obama. And then Ford has the limo take him to the Waldorf for breakfast.

                • 26 jacquelineoboomer
                  August 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

                  With my self-imposed Morning Joe boycott, I had forgotten Harold Ford even existed. Gave up on Ford a long time ago, regarding any support out of him for President Obama, and can’t say I miss hearing his thoughts one little bit.

          • 27 prettyfoot58
            August 21, 2011 at 2:44 am

            Ut put your hazmat suit on a don’t forget the remote control in the event ejection is your only option

            hahahahahahah….

            love it

    • 28 StR
      August 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Just to update further, Bill Burton (fmr Obama deputy press sec now runs top Obama SuperPac Priorities USA) will be on Fox. So it’s Rove and his Crossroads SuperPac vs Burton and Priorities Pac.

      On State of the Union it’s Axelrod, Gov McDonnell(GOP Va), Gov. O’Malley (Dem – Md) and Rep Elijah Cummings (Dem-Md). Cummings is likely there to continue the Waters/CBC attack on President Obama.

      • 29 prettyfoot58
        August 21, 2011 at 2:52 am

        RE: Elijah Cummings….

        he was on Rev Al’s program…he is very supportive of the President…he did say that he hopes the Presidentt comes out with bold Jobs proposal…

        i must say that i look forward….to this proposal…my concern is that whatever it may be…how do we get it thru the house….

        • August 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

          I don’t think it will and if it does it will be watered down. I don’t mind people wanting to see a bold jobs plan. What I fear is that their expectations are going to be unrealistic. I fear that they will be angry and demoralized if Obama gets anything less than what he proposed. There is 90-100% chance that it won’t pass at all and I hope people understand this.

          • 31 prettyfoot58
            August 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

            GoBrooklyn…

            i fear you are right….but this goes beyond the President now….it is the country and the least of our brethren who are suffering….WE the people have to find a way…to move the house the senate…it might be up to us…the millions of us…who need jobs…the states who need revenue….

            there is a jobs march along with Dr King’s memorial being dedicated….one of Dr Kings’s last acts before he was assasinated was to support the strike of the Sanitation workers…

            We have to make our voices heard…Only the Congress can pass laws….

    • 32 JoJothecat
      August 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

      I’ll be watching Sunday Morning on CBS then when the talking heads come on I turn to something else. I refuse to watch the Corp/GOP Sunday Talk Shows.

  5. 33 lmrj
    August 21, 2011 at 1:15 am

    LOVE THIS INTERVIEW! Barack & Michelle Obama’s law professor (Nov., 2008). Wise man! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsNg_xm2SFE&feature=player_embedded#!

    • August 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Same here! 😉

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!

      • 35 Debz
        August 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

        Wow, he called that!! How long before AA’s complain that he is not doing enough for them,”5 minutes.” Maybe the CBC should listen to this. This President has had to waste so much energy cleaning up after Bush and Clinton, he called that too.

        • 36 prettyfoot58
          August 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

          Please…let us….be real about this…

          AAs as you call us….wrongly or rightly…put their hopes and dreams in their leaders…looking for someone to hear our cries…and lead us to the promised land….

          because our leaders are mere mortals…there will always be disappointments…

          however…let us not get the majority of the African American community confused with the so-called self appointed leaders….
          We support the President…we know how tough it has been for him…not because his policies have failed…but because he has been obstructed…from the very beginning….

          but as i said in a previous post…it is not just my community that suffers from the treasonous obstruction of the TP/.Repubs but Americans in general….

          when the president asked for our calls…out tweets…or emails…visits to the congress to get them to move off the dime…we responded in record numbers…closed down the lines…etc…..and so we have to continue to do so…

          but in addition we have to reach out to our neighbors…co workers….famiily…..to push back on the TP/ARepubs….and i would add…those Democrats who choose not to get on board..

          because i do believe that we are in the fight of our lives….and this is one fight that we cannot afford to lose….

          Firedddddddddddd UP …Ready to Gooooo….

          • 37 Debz
            August 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm

            I was just repeating her question and his answer, as it relates to how some members of the CBC and Tavis and Corney have been saying he hasn’t done anything.

  6. 38 Fred
    August 21, 2011 at 8:05 am

    morning TOD family.
    Hope the President has a happy;peaceful Sunday

  7. 39 Esmerelda
    August 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Where is everyone today, or is it too early in the morning?

  8. 41 dotster
    August 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I see Romney is quadrupling the size of his Ca. home overlooking the Pacific Ocean because who could stand to live in a 3000 sq. ft. home, its original size. This is one of 3 he owns, the others in Ma. and N.H. And I see a son lives in Deer Valley, Ut., the upscale ski community, where Romney did have a huge home, and I’m guessing ownership was just transferred to son so he wouldn’t look quite so house greedy, a la McCain. Weak effort.:
    http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/08/romney-planning-expand-california-home/xnWTvutghCqXyLjaekl9qN/index.html

  9. 42 dotster
    August 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

    And I see the breaking news! splashed everywhere that Bachmann is planning to expand her appeal. What are they going to do——tape her mouth shut?

    • 43 Esmerelda
      August 21, 2011 at 9:03 am

      ROFL. Dotster do you have twitter? I want to (re)tweet this.

    • 44 nospin
      August 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

      dotster — you have won a prize for the “quote of the day”.

      lolol hysterical

    • 45 Esmerelda
      August 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

      Retweeted but credited. I’m enjoying twitter but I must admit I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to the media. I prefer to get the news second hand from here to avoid the snarky spin. I guess we’re all going to have to toughen our hides.

    • 46 Debz
      August 21, 2011 at 10:35 am

      ROFLMAO!!! Dotser, you are too funny.

    • 47 JoJothecat
      August 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 48 Fred
      August 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

      how’s that gonna happen? 🙄 does she think black folks (well maybe except for the likes of Waters;West;Cleaver and the rest of the do-nothings) will forget all the “thugs” ;the I don’t know if he’s an American you’ll have to ask him tirades and dog-whistle politics we’ve heard from her?
      is she really thinking that gays and lesbians will forget the insults?
      or the Muslims?
      or Mexicans?

    • 49 desertflower
      August 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

      🙂

    • August 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      LOL!!!

      Maybe she’ll start coming after the AA vote since they no longer support Pres. Obama. Wait a sec…..wasn’t their someone at FDL who said they would support bachmann?

  10. 51 dotster
    August 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Here is Boston Globe’s accounting of Obama Vacay Day 2, most of which we already know, but for the record:
    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/08/21/vacation_day_2_obama_lays_low/

    • August 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

      Has any other President vacations have been so scrutinized, to the point where they want to know what he is reading?

      • 53 Joy (Barbados)
        August 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

        They want to know what he is reading so they too can read it to try and sound half as intelligent as he does.

        • 54 jacquelineoboomer
          August 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

          Right! I imagine they’d give vacation books to G.W. Bush, as props to tuck under his arm. Probably – if he read any of them – he’d get to Page 2, eat a pretzel (as meta would remind us), fall on the floor, and sleep 12 hours. They’d probably give Bush a half-hour crash course about what was in the books, in case a question came up about ’em.

          Ahhh … that made me feel better, just typing that here!

        • August 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

          That would be my reason for wanting to know what he reads. I love his big brain. The media however likes to psychoanalyze so they are probably trying to guess what’s in his head or his next policy or how he wants to govern – all the stuff they’d know if they’d actually listen to him when he speaks.

  11. 56 dotster
    August 21, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hope the CBS interview is better than the intro—-where Obama was asked if he was a middle class American, would HE give him a 2nd term. And then said to stay tuned where President Obama gets an EAR FULL from Americans in the heartland about the economy. What bus tour were they watching?

    • August 21, 2011 at 9:11 am

      The ‘earful’, is prob that screaming teaparty guy. Oh MSM you are so predictable.

      • 58 dotster
        August 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

        They aired some of the questions without any of Obama’s answers, which was manipulative and incomplete in order to support their premise. It looks like an attempt at a takedown interview to me so far. President Obama, as is his habit, answers the questions impressively, in the best way possible. It’s hard for the interviewer to damage him, but he’s trying.

    • 59 Esmerelda
      August 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

      Well, they won’t be able to control what he says. I’m flax he’s getting some air time after the air waves being dominated by the Teabaggers recently.

      • 60 Esmerelda
        August 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

        Sorry flax=glad

        • 61 dotster
          August 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

          And this part was really unbelievable to me——so lame. They aired Obama’s remarks to the h.s. football team in Galesburg, Il. about the importance of teamwork. And then the voiceover to this segment said ‘this was just another speech, but as we know in sports as well as politics when the team does not work together, it’s the coach that gets fired.’. Absolutely pathetic.

          • 62 Esmerelda
            August 21, 2011 at 9:27 am

            Pre-emptive reporting at its best. I’m going to wait till Chips posts the video.

            • 63 Janelle
              August 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

              The reporter talked over the President’s answers and created his own narrative about the trip. I think because it was a successful tour. What I understand is the media focus is going to be not on the Republican nomimee’s alternatives, but what the President hasn’t done and no one else in Congress. It’s up to the people now to hold Congress accountable and 2012 will be won by the ground game. That’s why the President gives so many local interviews. The national media is primarily right-winged owned, and even some Democrats benefit on the status quo that they’ve been hiding behind through several administrations. Just like in 2008, this will be won by a ground game strategy.

              • 64 prettyfoot58
                August 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

                This was the media’s attempt to rewrite the message…to change the perception of the tour…..they could not allow the President’s voice t be heard….

                all i can do is shake my head….

                i wonder what the folks who were at the Town Meeting will think when they see the reporting…

                that is why it is sooooooooo valuable when the President gives his message to the people…unfiltered….

                when things like this happens…it reinforces what i know to be true…that,,, most of the media is on a mission…to distort…to alter…..to reframe the message….that they are aligned with the “POWERS THAT BE” to defeat this President and all that he stands for….

          • 65 utaustinliberal
            August 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

            That CBS Interview was quite pathetic dotster. You’re right. Anthony Mason during the voiceovers was just slimy, snarky, and snide. He kept saying the President got an earful from angry angry people. There were none of these phantom angry people. Instead there was a guy who collects the American flag or Old Glory and he lined it along the road so President Obama would feel welcome. There were people who asked about jobs and the economy but they weren’t rabid angry people. They also showed clips of people waving Obama/Biden 08 campaign materials. So where was this so called angry crowd that gave him an earful. The fake jinning up of outrage by the MSM will never cease to amaze me.

            • 66 hopefruit2
              August 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

              Anytime these pseudo-journalists try to misrepresent facts in their interviews with the President, we need to push back on them – HARD. They need to understand that we will not be paying high cable bills just to be brainwashed with their slanted propaganda. We need to call them out on their lies and exaggerations. There should be a zero tolerance policy on the part of the viewers for deceptive journalism.

          • August 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

            OMG!!! I was coming here to write about that! How stupid was that guy?! I got the feeling he was trying too hard to be somebody which ended up backfiring. That interviewer was pure crap! Nice how they tried to pin this crap on PBO by asking him stupid questions and slicing and splicing the record of his bus tour in order to send the message they want to. Interesting how journalism has relegated the truth to the past in order to propagate garbage.

          • 68 jacquelineoboomer
            August 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

            dotster – Yes, ” … it’s the coach that gets fired” was the most despicable line in the whole hit piece.

        • 69 Esmerelda
          August 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

          I can’t find this guy on Twitter. Best I can manage is CBS news but I’d best watch the video before deciding what to say.

        • August 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

          How did flax = glad? you grinding flaxseeds for a protein shake or something? lol

  12. August 21, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Well, those above comments (about the cbs interview) just make me want to scream.

    On another topic, I don’t know if this thread will still be up when I get home from church. Also don’t know how many of you saw or remember my recap of our sermon last week…..based on Jeremiah…..his vision, his hope and his leadership for the people of Jerusalem. One of our pastors posted few days ago that the sermon today would be based on Nehemiah and asked that we check it out. Listen to this description of Nehemiah: He responded to God’s call to reconstruct Jerusalem’s walls, increase it population, end economic exploitation and organize the temple bureaucracy. Nehemiah quickly finds that the people are resistant to his reforms and unappreciative of his work and sacrifice. Ultimately, what emerges is a portrait of both Nehemiah’s stalwart faithfulness to God and his struggles with the community of Jerusalem. He appeals to God’s grace to remember his accomplishments. He trusts that if the people cannot understand his work, the God who summoned him to do His work will not forsake him.

    Just as I see so much of Jeremiah, I see the same in Nehemiah. As so many people on here say, PO is the president we are supposed to have at this time! I pray for him every day; some days numerous times during the day.

    Talk to y’all after church……….

  13. 72 57andFemale
    August 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I’m so pissed. A lot of people only get their news from shows like this. They don’t know how overwhelmingly supported the President was on this tour. They don’t know that the outrage is being leveled at Republicans at town halls. The press had no trouble covering ad nauseum when the tea party was railing against ACA but is damn near silent about actual Republican constituents railing against their congresscritters to tax the wealthy.

    Absolutely disgusting.

    I really didn’t need to start my Sunday this way.

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2011 at 10:49 am

      CBS Sunday Morning, recently, had been one of the few shows I could watch on Sunday that didn’t give me agita. No more. They are on my other list now: my s—- list. And you don’t want to be there! 🙂

  14. August 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I didn’t watch the show, but this is for the twitter brigade:

    @CBSSunday

  15. 87 utaustinliberal
    August 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Oh Maryland you darn lucky lucky lucky suckers. You have Governor Martin O’Malley you lucky ————– (fill in the blank). I’ve been watching him in various interviews and he’s FRIGGIN AMAZING!!!! He’s so soft spoken yet welds an immense punch. He was on State of the Union with Candy Crowley on CNN and he just made Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia look like an extreme lover of corporations and big business. Candy Crowley tried to ask him the current gotcha question of “how would you tell the President to lead and do you think he’s being weak” Gov. O’Malley told her that it is not in his place to tell the President how to lead and that in his opinion the President isn’t weak in any area. He told her that they keep harping on the President, but one thing they should realize is that no President has ever had to deal with this crop of “New Republicans” aka teabaggers who were willing to bring the country to its knees during the budget showdown and the debt ceiling debate. Crowley then asked about the jobs plan that President Obama is going to unveil in September after labor day and McDonnell as usual said that it must include spending cuts, spending cuts, spending cuts because Washington has to reign in spending. And it must include deep Medicare and Medicaid cuts because those entitlement programs are bleeding us dry. (Yeah entitlement programs…..as though people don’t pay into it….don’t pay taxes for those programs) Gov. O’Malley said that so far what he has heard about the jobs plan it sounds good. He said that it is great that it includes a balanced approach because unlike the republicans, mainstream America is tired of watching Corporations get tax break after tax break. He said if corporations were to get a tax break and they immediately hire people then he would be for that tax break but if it’s more of the same kind of tax break or tax cuts like the Bush era tax cuts then enough is enough. He said that by 2019 if nothing is done about the Bush tax cuts it will eat 55% of the revenue that’s supposed to be going to the government so that it can function and he’s glad the President is not going to renew them. Gov. McDonnell then said that if the government was run the way he ran Virginia, then they would have balanced the budget like he did and unemployment would be at 6% like it is in Virginia. What he forgot to mention was that Virginia got stimulus money that aided in balancing the budget and there was some shoddy accounting done. Also Virginia benefits from military and defense spending, government jobs, government run hospitals and a lot of government spending and benefits that keep a lot of people employed. I remember during the debt ceiling debate, McDonnell was all for what the teabaggers were doing, until S&P explained that if there was no debt deal, then Virginia would take a massive hit in terms of credit downgrading, loss of jobs and all that; so McDonnell’s propsed plan of balancing the budget and all that jazz would basically mean more government spending not draconian cuts. Also, Gov. O’Malley was supportive of what President Obama did in terms of giving illegal immigrants who aren’t a threat to national security a temporary stay and he said it’s right step toward a path to citizenship.

  16. 94 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Charles Blow is now getting tweets from Obama haters after writing his silly column, and he’s again, acting all upset about it. Here is recent tweet from that fool:

    /// “Oh Jesus. Still getting welcome-to-the-club e-mails frm Obama haters. Listen: I don’t want to be in your damned club. Lose my e-mail address ‘ ///

    • August 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

      HA! So glad he’s getting a taste of his own medicine. These guys think they can be part of the horde mentality and write lazy outrage-du-jour columns but they don’t want to suffer the consequences of their mindless cynicism.

      • 96 hopefruit2
        August 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

        And people are rightfully asking him, well what did you expect Mr. Blow? Here is an example of a tweeter’s comment to him:

        “@CharlesMBlow you left yourself wide open. A columnist of color at the NYTimes bashing Obama for…what exactly?”

  17. 98 Fred
    August 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

    more of THIS PLEASE and please send Burton some love if he is on twitter 😀

    Bill Burton Rips Rove: Americans Aren’t ‘Ready To Hear A Lecture From You On Good Governance’
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/21/300365/burton-rove-good-governance/

  18. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Oops. I was back on another thread. May I re-post this, where the discussion is? 🙂

    Just watched the ho-hum interview of the President on CBS Sunday Morning. The questioner and producer and whoever approved the clips they used tried to make it a hit piece. Mild negatives; soft, leading questions, to try to put the President down and go with the meme du jour. However, the editing process missed a spot. Right in the middle of one of the townhalls during the bus tour, a real live American from the Midwest stood up to address the leader of our country, and started his question with something like, “I’m not disappointed in you, Mr. President, no matter what Michelle Bachmann is saying.”

    That was my takeaway. Love the people in the heartland! Love our President!

    Off to email the producers of CBS Sunday Morning.

  19. 101 Esmerelda
    August 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Also getting regular tweets about the fight for Tripoli. Let’s keep the rebels in our thoughts and hope for a quick and decisive victory.

  20. August 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Some encouraging :”food” stories

    Connecting WIC participants with farm-fresh produce

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/connecting-wic-participants-with-farm.html

  21. August 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    This one is good news for Detroit

    Free meals for all Detroit school children in fall

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/free-meals-for-all-detroit-school.html

  22. August 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Wind energy advancing across Iowa (no I don’t mean the Republican candidates :->)

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/08/wind-energy-advancing-across-iowa.html

  23. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    August 21, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Table of Brotherhood | Chevrolet Honors MLK

    This is a beautiful commercial

  24. August 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

    While all the “experts” talk about how “disappointed folks are in Obama

    Someone with a video camera interviewed folks in Cannon falls – 5 minutes of praise for the President.

  25. 109 dotster
    August 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I see coordinated efforts from all corners today to try to place all the blame on the economy on President Obama—-every tv program, every story on newspaper websites about anything in politics is an opportunity to bash and blame Obama. I was reading a story on Chgo Trib website (Reuters) making the case that no other Repub candidates are likely to jump into the race despite many in Repub Party not satisfied with any of them. But they used the mention of Christie and Ryan and Rubio as a chance to say that because Obama’s inexperience resulted in his not being able to improve the economy, that those candidates are no longer as attractive. And msnbc just had some WSJ person on blaming Obama for the weak economy. And that CBS Obama interview was a planned hit piece, shameful, had nothing to do with the reality of that bus tour. I think they forget, or are unaware, that many of us watched every minute and know they were lying. And I keep thinking about the one town hall lady who said she owned a real estate co. and things were humming along, bsns. was growing, until——that debt ceiling fiasco—–and everything came to a screeching halt. I noticed that too in all areas, and then the downgrade and that’s when the stock mkt. started going haywire with huge downs and ups, making everyone nervous. And I keep remembering Mitch McConnell saying their whole goal was to make sure Obama didn’t get a 2nd term and left unsaid was that if it meant taking down the economy to do it, they were willing to do just that. It’s so infuriating to me that the obstructionist and destructive Repubs who are more responsible than any other entity about the state of the economy are assigned no responsibility by our corporate media. It’s all Obama’s fault.

    • August 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      I can’t wait ’til Obama gets back. I can’t wait for him to tell all these people to go piss off! – in his own way of course and in his own time.

    • 111 hopefruit2
      August 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Whenever this President takes a vacation, or goes abroad, the media goes hysterical about him.

      Tell the media I said go to hell!

  26. August 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Wonderful article – definitely worth a read

    The Barack Obama Presidency Proves Dad Was Right.

    http://ezkool.com/2011/08/the-barack-obama-presidency-proves-dad-was-right/

    • August 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      I read this one last night and I have been thinking about that quote lately because of the comments I’m seeing from the Left. There is a widespread attempt to diminish Pres. Obama’s accomplishments. I see things like, ‘any Democrat would have won in 2008’, ‘any Democrat would have passed that policy or Mitt Romney would have done it too.’ Suddenly things like DADT are nothing because the public was already on board. And the most infuriating throat throttling POS I’ve seen lately is Paul MotherF*cking Krugman saying that Obama hasn’t won a tough election adding to the bullshit meme that Obama is just lucky. He’s accomplishing things his predecessor couldn’t. He’s dealing with obstacles his predecessors never had and oh yeah he caught Osama bin Laden. What is it they say about luck folks? Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Its not just sitting on your butt and having good things handed to you. Its not luck that people continue to underestimate you and don’t realize how stupid they are to take you on in a fight.

      Obama is an outstanding person, an outstanding President, and an outstanding politician. He is a winner. His haters would have his baby if they could.

  27. 114 hopefruit2
    August 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    This article was written by Karl Rove in June 2011, and it basically proves that he and his friends in the MSM are hell bent on destroying President Obama’s base of supporters from different groups – espcially Blacks. I think this article should be sent to certain members of the CBC and they should be asked how do they enjoy doing Rove’s bidding, and if and when Obama loses, what support do they expect from Rove for the Black Community?

    http://rove.com/articles/323?p=y

  28. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Just watched a C-Span discussion and Q&A – about America’s involvement in world events – with Secretary of State Clinton and Defense Secretary Panetta, while they were at the National Defense University last Tuesday. Unfortunately, I only saw about the last 15 minutes, and will try to catch the beginning and middle parts later.

    While both were superb during the final quarter-hour that I listened in, there was no mention of President Obama during their responses to questions or their final statements, although they are in their jobs to carry out his foreign relations policies and agenda.

    Realizing I am hypersensitive, I will try to find and watch the full presentation before going further in commenting … but, so far, I’m very disappointed in how it ended.

    • 119 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      Okay, I watched the first 15 mins. and will catch more later.

      There was one mention early on of PBO by Leon Panetta. The Q&A started with how budget cuts for State and Defense will impact the efforts of their departments. Panetta said (paraphrased) that the budget framework President Obama and his predecessor Bob Gates put forth for the defense budget is where we need to be … but Congress also has to be careful with how they cut the domestic budget: investments in education, and quality of life issues play a role in terms of our national security.

      Good early comment!

  29. 120 Mike
    August 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Rahm Emanuel and Bill Richardson are the only ex-Clinton employees I trust because they seem to be loyal to President Obama. Leon Panetta doesn’t seem to respect President Obama and he’s always making statements contrary to what he should be making. In fact he talks too much and his department has a problem with leaks to the media that don’t help the president. Remember when he said the Bin Laden death photo should be released before President Obama made his decision not to?


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