President Barack Obama signs a hand as he greets people along a rope line at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 30, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  1. 1 isonprize
    August 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    That is just TOO PRECIOUS! Talk about not washing your hand after meeting the President! SHHHEEEEEESH!

      August 31, 2011 at 7:44 am


  2. 4 Me4obama
    August 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Am smelling some stinky hand here. How can you wash that off, I would go a head and get a tattoo to seal the deal.

    • 5 MTmarilyn
      August 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      I so agree. I didn’t think I would ever get a tatto, but if he signed on my hand I would want it there forever. My kids might wonder about me. But I wouldn’t let it disappear.

      • 6 Me4obama
        August 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        I don’t have a tattoo either but if he sighned my hand I would go get Inked, and later explain to my future husband why I have an Obama tattoo on my body.

    • August 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      How about she take a photo that includes her face?

  3. 9 hopefruit2
    August 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Nice! She won’t sleep tonight. We don’t blame her. 🙂

    • 10 P
      August 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Yup….only if it was me….I would have died!! Bdw PBO got some nice palms 😛 with a little marker spot on his finger nail..he’s too sweet!

  4. August 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Aww she just wanted him to hold her hand 🙂

  5. 14 Marlz
    August 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Sorry Rev. Al. . . I like you a lot, but had to turn off that PERSON you have on at the last segment. Instead of being uplifting, he makes me want to puke! (sorry if this word offends anyone)

    • 15 Doris
      August 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Not offended all. I was on mute.

    • 16 COS
      August 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Martz that was Bob Herbert , formerly with the NT Times talking the same ole s&&& he use to write in his column. I disagreed with everything he said. Has he been out polling everyone? I see has has not changed at all since his retirement. He was against PBO from day one. Rev. AL please don’t bring him back.

      • 17 Me4obama
        August 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        I think am going to go tweet Rev Al, and complain about that Herbert Guy, I stayed away from my Tele all day and I only tuned in to his show and this guy comes on and spews the most disgusting recycled garbage I have heard over and over from the media. What a shame. Off I go to do my tweet duty.

      • 18 prettyfoot58
        August 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        i tweeted …REv AL about that…looks like i wasn’t the only one

      • 19 criquet
        August 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

        So is he supporting Romney, Perry, Bachman or the still to be found Dem primary challenger?

      • 20 Anonymous
        August 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        Sorry for my mispellings. I was a little angry when I was writing this about Bob Herbert. 🙂

      • August 30, 2011 at 11:10 pm

        Rev. Al, has no choice as to who is on the show. The people who are asked to be on the show are picked by management. I think we have to give Al a break on this. After all MSNBC is the nonpolitical station. As long as there are many of repubs on every show they are happy. Republicans own the station.

        Al faces many of the problems PBO does. He does not have control.

        • 22 Chi
          August 31, 2011 at 2:44 am

          He does however have the opportunity and the ability to point out untruths, innuendo and fact-free assertions…

      • August 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

        Bob Herbert has been on PBO’s behind for over two years now. He is like Maxine and other blacks who are blaming Obama for what is happening. Bob, has been brutal in the past.

        • 24 Sue in Minnesota
          August 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

          Why is he such a dick? Any guesses.

          DR ………just wanted to say how gorgeous our President looked in his flat front trousers on Sunday…..I am now in your camp regarding the pleated front trousers. 😀

          • 25 Puddin'
            August 31, 2011 at 12:42 am

            Sue, there is no one answer, it really is complicated. I suggest that you read, POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME, by Dr. Joy Degruy Leary. You will also get an understanding what makes PBO different from Bob Herbert and others.

        • August 31, 2011 at 12:03 am


    • 27 Puddin'
      August 31, 2011 at 12:02 am

      He is so drippy…these people have been around long enough to know how politics works and he of all people know what PBO is up against day in and day, from day one. They act like what they want and think PBO should do, have to do is a piece of cake, just a walk in the park. As a AA older and wiser woman (50 something) I am more disgusted with this (sad) man and the like of him, than I am with teapartiers and Eric Cantor, etc. I have said this before, with people like this sad drippy person, who needs enemies (the Repubs, Bernie Sanders, etc). Some young, energetic, fresh, strong, smart persons should “primary” these old farts!

    • 29 Eleroy
      August 31, 2011 at 12:33 am

      Bob Herbert is a sad weasel!!! Ugh.

  6. 30 donna dem 4 obama
    August 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    President Barack Obama dealt House Speaker John Boehner the latest blow Tuesday in the lawmakers’ war of words.

    In response to a letter Boehner sent President Obama last week accusing the President of overreaching with “job-crushing” federal regulations, President Obama sent his own letter chiding the Speaker.


    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      August 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Donna – I read both letters. Very, very interesting – thanks for sharing.

      To borrow from the header Chips gave this thread, I’m hoping Boehner sees the handwriting on the wall:

      The President’s got this. And I can’t stop smiling.

      • August 30, 2011 at 8:32 pm

        Donna, thanks for sharing that letter. I hope PBO and his staff continue to call out Cantor and Bohner on their nonsense.

    • 33 Sue in Minnesota
      August 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you for pointing this out. I’ld say Boehner got a little smack down there.

      • 34 HZ
        August 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        Sue, when I see these actions by our POB, I love it because it proves the readings that I have read about his personality in dealing with people points to this type of, “I told you to not take me for granted or for a fool, okay.” Love him for these all the time. Just watch his pattern in dealing with these silly people. It is in his DNA. Reading about his father now. Great read.HZ

        • 35 Sue in Minnesota
          August 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

          What book are you reading HZ?

          I see President Obama the same way you see him, as an exceptional human being, and the leader of a lifetime. It’s why pundits like Howard Fineman, and Chris Matthews look like fools in my eyes. They don’t recognize the change in front of them, maybe because they turned their backs to today and are living in the past. Their minds are closed, and their eyes shut. Or, they are so full of themselves, they think they have seen it all. Well they haven’t seen the likes of our outstanding President, ever. They are major league boneheads!

          • 36 Puddin'
            August 31, 2011 at 12:29 am

            Sue, you are so right…these persons are living in the past and they keep comparing PBO to past presidents and politicians. And like you stated, “they are so full of themselves” their egos won’t let them acknowledge the fact that they “haven’t seen the likes of our outstanding President”…PBO is the one and only, there is no other. On some level I think Chris and “them” are envious of PBO. These “major league boneheads” are a waste.

      • 37 Sue in Minnesota
        August 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

        PBO will beat him with his brains, and his cunning everytime!

    • August 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      pardon my french, but i hope it said: FRACK YOU, BONEHEAD!!!!! 😡

  7. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    August 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased the number of people employed by between 1.0 million and 2.9 million jobs as of June. [1]

    In other words, between 1.0 million and 2.9 million people employed in June owed their jobs to the Recovery Act. This estimate, by Congress’ non-partisan economic and budget analysts, is more comprehensive than the 550,000 jobs that ARRA recipients reported in July, CBO explains.


  8. 42 desertflower
    August 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    He’s got a great signature:) Commanding and distinct.

  9. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    August 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    You know when I see things like this it reminds me why the Rethugs and the Corp Owned Media work so hard to try and discredit this President. He is loved and adored by so many of his supporters and they just can’t stand that fact. Now you tell me when you have ever seen people stand in lines for hours or sleep at ticket windows overnight in the hope of seeing or touching the President of the United States not to mention get him to sign your hand. Well I can tell you in my 56 years of life that this is the first President that has ever invoked that kind of excitement out of the public.

    Eat You Heart Out Naysayers and Haters…We’re gonna win him another 4 years so that we can be blessed with his presense, his leadership, his fabulous oratory and his outstanding brilliance.

    • 45 Doris
      August 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      What donna dem 4 obama SAID!!!

    • August 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Yes, you nailed it, Donna. He’s so extraordinary, they just can’t process it because he’s a Democrat and he’s not white. They have no schema for that. He lights the racists up like a Christmas tree because he is so genuinely charismatic yet in so many other ways he has the touch of a common man. They can never match his intellect or his instincts and it drives them insane. The whole family is so exceptional and lovely. I believe he will wipe the floor with any Republican candidate, especially on foreign policy.

      • 47 Obama Grandmama
        August 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

        He is such a problem solver! When the MSM does not report the truth or the positive outcomes and only reports the GOP talking points we see our President writing op eds in area papers or articles in magazines so it is out there in his words with no spin. When the GOP politicians complain and give false information Prez Obama goes out in the real world to talk to the US citizens himself to set the record straight. He asks them to call their legislators to tell them to get with it and help them get jobs.

        • 48 Puddin'
          August 31, 2011 at 12:52 am

          The fact that PBO makes them crazy, makes them even crazier. They (MSM, GOP, TEAPARTY PEOPLE, RACISTS AND WHOEVER) can’t stand it…as much as I pray for PBO (his family and us) I also pray for the crazy, nutty, insane folks who just can’t help themselves, because before its all over with (PBO’s presidency in 2016) they are going to get worse.

    • 49 hopefruit2
      August 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Spot on Donna. That’s exactly it. Our President can whip up the most diverse crowd like no one else today could. That’s why the media tries desperately to convince people otherwise by their nonstop polling that is becoming more and more meaningless by the week.

      • August 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

        I have noticed that the applause is muted at some of PBO’s events. I wonder if it is just the sound or is it done on purpose?

        • 51 HZ
          August 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

          COS, I notice that as well, especially on C-SPAN. From what I am reading no in this book, I would not count out our observations. HZ

        • 52 Esmerelda
          August 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

          The applause is often more muted on White House feeds (where I guess is where Uptake video get their clips as they’re so similar) than cspan or even the network coverage of the same events. I guess it depends on where the camera is.

          • 53 isonprize
            August 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm

            Not that I would put it past the folks in the MainStreamMedia to “adjust” anything that makes President Obama look good, I have to put in a word for sound engineers everywhere.

            Applause and other “outside” noises can wreak havoc on recordings. Even with all of the current modern technology, If the focus is on capturing the words of a speaker, the levels of the microphones are set for that person. To keep your ears from exploding when the applause comes in, the levels are taken down.

            Just sayin’…

  10. August 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hey, everyone here’s a nice video of Rep Luis Guiterez praising Pres Obama for the change in deportation policy. He commits to working for the Pres re-election. Wish he’d go on cable with this too. But we can make it viral.

    • 56 hopefruit2
      August 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Good on Guitierez and glad to see that he’s finally coming around. Unfortunately, the cable TV won’t give him an invite if he has anything remotely positive to say about the Prez.

    • 58 Sue in Minnesota
      August 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      I wonder if our push back, or the push back on the DNC factors into this? Or if he was just engaging in old school politics, working everyone into a lather, championing himself as the hero (ineffectual?)

      Anybody else hate the politics of politics 😀

      • August 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

        Well, I think part of it is that PBO made a very strong move to halt automatic deportations of potential DREAM Act students and LGBT partners. That is a first step for engaging Latino voters full force. So it’s probably a little bit of both.

        • 60 HZ
          August 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

          Yes, Meta. I always feel that if they would only sit down with POB and state their case with true respect, he will work with them, because POB wants the best for the people. He is not playing politics with peoples lives. But these fools would rather go on tv and make a flash for themselves rather than make contact with the President and get things done in a decent manner.

  11. 61 Me4obama
    August 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    OT, I am watching E. News and Matt Damon was asked about the Obama Joke at the WHCD which they played for him and was asked if he was cool with obama he smiled and laughed and he said “it’s not like I have ever hang out with the Guy but I voted for him and I liked the way he delivered the joke and the joke was very funny” and he added that he doesn’t know if Obama wrote the joke or somebody wrote it for him. It was nice to see him not continue with his crusade against PBO.

    • 62 P
      August 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      I still don’t like him!!

      • 63 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm

        And I cannot believe he voted for him. Probably Damon is looking for people not to boycott his latest movie. Yuck.

        • August 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

          I know he voted for him. He was a big supporter. He’s always been very liberal. He lost his way there for a bit by falling for some of the PL garbage. I imagine he heard from some of his Hollywood cohorts. He’ll vote for him again.

        • August 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

          still not gonna throw my good money at that crap he calls acting. wouldn’t see his new movie if you paid me. 😕

    • August 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      Well he did turn down an invitation to talk with Arne Duncan so I wouldn’t rule out any anti-Obama rhetoric from him.

    • 67 Puddin'
      August 31, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Tis the very thing that gets on my (last) nerve…why in the hell are they asking this man about something that happened months ago. They are always trying to stir up shit and keep it stirred up. They know damn well PBO was joking. If they spent as much time on reporting news we can use, as they do the bullshit, they would make this world a better place…well, at least I would be able to watch them!

  12. August 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    The prophets of doom are now in full sway on MSNBC……ASSHOLES!

    • August 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      More August angst coming from every which way.

    • 70 utaustinliberal
      August 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      I know right? I came back from school after hellacious traffic and turned my tv on to catch the re-run of hardball and lo and behold it was President Obama better go big with his jobs plan and put in unreasonable stuff that will appease the left wing because he’s losing his base. The Eugene Robinson and that hack Hpward Fineman went on the nonsense tangent. Howard kept dropping names and saying his backdoor channel dem white house sources are telling him this and that about the backbiting going on in the whitehouse. I was like Bagger please. STFU! You have no whitehouse sources. In order not to get pissed off, I just went into the bathroom and took a shower. It’s freaking hot as hell in Texas today.

      It’s pretty cool that President Obama signed that little girl’s arm. I’d be freaking out.

      • August 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm

        ‘Backbiting in the White House’ = analytical discussion about jobs package. Standard operating procedure. These guys are FOS.

      • 77 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

        Howard Fineman’s sources at the White House are other bloggers on HuffPo, probably. He’s about as relevant as … say … Arianna Huffington.

        • August 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

          Get ready to mute if you’re watching L OD. She’s a guest there tonight. Triple ugh!

          • August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

            OMG. When Arianna came on with Larry, I switched to CNN, and there was an ad for Piers Morgan saying Arianna Huffington would be his guest tonight! Help! I’m running as fast as I can, and I can’t escape her. Tweet LOD to say that we do not need to hear Arianna’s deep thoughts about anything—-now or ever—-for the rest of our lives.

        • August 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

          I tweeted Howard and told him I am the base and I’m very, very pleased with everything President Obama has done. And that he should get better sources.

        • 81 HZ
          August 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

          You are right on in this one. I mute this man everytime he appears. Howard does not speak truths about his sources. The way Fineman reports is pretty ugly and out of date, and I can’t imagine anybody in the WH being that stupid. If so, they will be fired on the spot, and they know it. POTUD does not play with that type of mess. I do not believe Howard at all.HZ

          • 82 Sue in Minnesota
            August 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

            Howard likes to allude to being part of the DC inner circle, the inner sanctum. Seems pretty impressed with himself. I think he is a Republican groupie, and Arianna’s butt kisser.

        • 83 Eleroy
          August 31, 2011 at 12:37 am

          Howard Fineman is an asshole!!! No ifs or buts about it!!!

    • 84 EDP4BHO
      August 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      Don’t they ever get tired of smelling each other? I mean, the same old tired ass souls, with the same old tired talking points, and speculations, and mindless blabbering. Geez ! I cannot wait until 2016 so I can bow out totally from politics.

  13. August 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, John Conyers is being going to face a primary challenger. His district has also been redrawn. He’s been in Congress for 24 terms!!!

    • August 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      Unfortunately not anymore. Hansen Clarke and Conyers will switch districts, as Clarke ended up with more of Conyers old district and Conyers more of Clarke’s. This flip should keep them both safe and without primary challenge.

      • August 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

        I’m referring to this guy:

        State Sen. Bert Johnson (D) announced Tuesday he will seek Michigan’s 13th House district seat, setting up a race against one of Congress’ longest-serving Members: Rep. John Conyers (D).

        “I am in fact running as a candidate in the 13th Congressional district,” Johnson told Roll Call on Tuesday. “I am the only announced candidate. While I suspect the field will grow, I don’t know who it will include today.”

        Conyers has not announced yet where he’ll run for re-election, but he’s widely expected to seek another term in the Detroit-based 13th district. The 24-term Democrat is a target this cycle because of his family’s legal issues and because the newly redrawn Congressional map dismantled his current House district.

        Full piece here:


        • 88 Anonymous
          August 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

          It is time for Conyers to retire and let another good Democrat take his place. He is whi ny, cranky and bash PBO to much.

          • August 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

            Double agree. Time for him to take a seat.

          • 90 EDP4BHO
            August 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

            Yeah, he’s moldy and stale. It shows.

          • 91 nathkatun7
            August 31, 2011 at 12:13 am

            I agree! It would be the honorable thing for him to do. It’s time for the oldies to pass the torch to the younger generations. Forty-some years in Congress is enough! And I say that as older person. I was in my twenties when John Conyers was first elected to Congress, but I am now a senior citizen. I want to see new young black faces in political office because that tells me that we are making progress. Among the many young African Americans in political positions I admire, and deeply respect, are: the Newark, NJ, Mayor, the Gov. of Massachusetts, and, of course, our incredible President. They are smart, practical, visionary, and charismatic. They remind me of many young people in the sixties, like Dr. King, Bob Moses, Stokely Carmichael, Diane Nash, Charles Sherrod, John Lewis and others, who were also smart, practical, visionary, and charismatic. Interestingly, during the sixties, older and wiser, veterans of the Black Freedom struggles, like A. Philip Randolph, Ella Baker, E.D. Nixon and Amzee Moore, recognized the talents of these young people and passed the torch to them. It’s time for people like Conyers to do the same.

            • 92 edp4bho
              August 31, 2011 at 11:44 am

              Is Charles Sherrod the husband of Shirley Sherrod? I’d never heard of him or her before that unfortunate incident, and the lies told.

        • 93 GGail
          August 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

          Thanks meta for this tidbit. I have people in Detroit in Conyers 13th district and they will be doing all they can to see Conyers OUT and Johnson IN. The grassroots for this race is gearing up to boot Conyers out and close the door on him and his jailbird wife.

          • August 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

            Please DO keep us posted! I saw him up close as a volunteer at the DNC in 2008 and I thought he seemed past his prime, shall we say.

      • 95 Puddin'
        August 31, 2011 at 1:13 am

        I hope someone does primary John /Conyers…the dem congress needs some new fresh blood.

  14. August 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Proud of Obama, thanks so much for this video, I have been trying to feature stories about immigration for the past few days. this video is not in my latest story.

    Shift in U.S. deportation policy provides reprieve for immigrant youth, same-sex couples

  15. 100 Me4obama
    August 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Here we go again with the Lockerbie Bomber’s interview and book publicity, am muting Larry.

  16. 101 hopefruit2
    August 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I really appreciate Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the DNC Chair. She is so positive and at the same time energetic and hard-working! http://twitpic.com/6drc7i

  17. 105 hopefruit2
    August 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Senator Harry Reid will be giving his first Twitter Townhall on Sept 14 @ 4PM EST.

  18. August 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    FLOTUS calls us to public service in honor of 9/11:

    • 107 P
      August 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Awwwww I love her so much!!! Thank Meta 🙂

    • 110 jacquelineoboomer
      August 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Public service in honor of 9/11 heroes is probably the best way we could commemorate the day. Thank you, Mrs. Obama.

    • August 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Go to serve.gov!! I just found a couple of events that sound great. One is creating home activity kits for pre-schoolers and their families; another is working in the native plant habitat of The Presidio, a really, really gorgeous natural preserve area here in San Francisco; and another is preparing and serving food for the needy at Civic Center. Check it out!!

    • August 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Lovely! Thanks, meta! I missed FLOTUS. She looks gorgeous and comes across so genuinely.

      Shallow sidenote: I NEED that lipgloss in my life, whatever it is!

    • 113 EDP4BHO
      August 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      I hadn’t realized how much I miss her until seeing this. Thanks Meta. She’s just lovely.

      • 114 EDP4BHO
        August 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

        By the way, I just realized my 32 year old son has a major crush on FLOTUS. I watch him when I talk about POTUS, and he’s manly reserved….LOL. But I found out in discussion that he wants a woman just like Michelle, who he thinks would really like to cuss somebody out about her husband. My son likes smart, strong women (after his mom…. 😀 ), and FLOTUS fits the bill. So sweet.

    • 120 Chi
      August 31, 2011 at 2:37 am

      What a beautiful First Lady we have…

      Absolutely beautiful inside and out…

  19. 121 Marlz
    August 30, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I guess its time to turn off my teevee as Lawrence will be having Ariannia of HUFFPUFF fame on!

    • 122 hopefruit2
      August 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Hmmm…You know MSNBC is on a full-scale anti-Obama business for the next 12-14 months, right? And the fact that they hired REV Al, means that they are going to have to balance it to please the PL who are mighty ticked off that their precious Cent Uygur was replaced.

      • 123 EDP4BHO
        August 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

        Yes, and sorry to say, I can’t watch even when Rev Al is on, except for his ending. Now I realize that the hosts don’t always get to pick their guests, as IMO Rev Al wouldn’t have half the people that he has on, if left up to him. He serves a purpose, I’m glad he made it, but I check him out daily on radio. No thanks, MSNBC, for the drama in time of needy peoples’ concerns.

    • August 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      I turned also..I don’t need to see that witch.

  20. August 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Hi TOD Family, just read a tweet from DWS stating that she just had a Great mtg. w/AA leadership at NC Dem Party w/Cong. Butterfield. Would be nice to show some love to Debbie and Rep. Butterfield. Forget these loud mouths that we just witnessed on Hardball and Rev. Al. Mr. Herbert is an old foolish man. He does not fit in this conversation. Also, good idea to write or tweet Rep. Luis Guiterrez to go on programs and say what he said in that video. I am staying on him. I am also staying on Rep. L. Richardson from Ca. Let’s get to work.HZ

    • August 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      Dear HZ, I so agree. She’s been having town hall meetings and round table discussions with AA leadership for the last couple of days and tweeting photos. Yesterday she talked about her town hall with seniors. I love that she is so hands-on and so positive yet stands her ground. She fights for all of us. I feel very secure with her at the helm.

      • August 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        Meta. I love the way that she is moving quietly but in full force with the charge to re-elect POB. I sent her some love. Thanks for your information also.

      • 128 Puddin'
        August 31, 2011 at 1:32 am

        I like Congresswoman DWS, she is doing an outstanding job. Apparently, we can thank FLOTUS…PBO said Michelle told him to name Congresswoman DWS 🙂

    • 129 hopefruit2
      August 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Good idea HZ. I posted a pic of Debbie at that mtg earlier on this thread. I’m very grateful for her efforts.

  21. 130 P
    August 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I was looking at some Michelle Obama videos on youtube and stumble upon her youngest GF! This child is the cutest, most precious baby ever 🙂

  22. 134 P
    August 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Here she is again.. 🙂

    • 136 EDP4BHO
      August 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      OMG, P, these are so cute. I wonder if we could get FLOTUS to see these. She would be so tickled. That baby is a little mess-pot, so cute. 😀

    • 137 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      August 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      This little girl is a DOLL BABY. SHE is so PRECIOUS and CUTE!! 😀

  23. 138 donna dem 4 obama
    August 30, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    The White House says President Obama will urge Congress to pass a federal highway bill that he says will protect about 1 million jobs.
    The president will make his appeal Wednesday at the White House. He will be joined by the leaders of two occasionally warring factions—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and David Chavern, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    At issue is the renewal of a transportation spending bill that expires Sept. 30. The House is considering a six-year, $230 billion bill paid entirely with current fuel taxes. The Senate proposal would last only two years and cost $109 billion.

    The push for infrastructure spending comes as Obama prepares to unveil a jobs package that mixes spending and tax breaks.


      • August 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        Oh Yes.!!! Do not mess with our POTUS. Always ahead of the pack or rats. Love this man brilliance. HZ

      • 142 jacquelineoboomer
        August 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        I remember when the liaison between the AFL-CIO and US Chamber of Commerce was publicized. Thought it was a great idea.

        However, after Trumka’s trumped up Obama-bashing this month, he’d better walk into the White House with his head hung low.

        • August 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

          Jacquenlineboomer, like my mother would say, ” He should be ashamed of his sorry behind.” Would love to be a fly on the wall in that meeting. Oh, no, I just remembered what POB did to that poor fly bugging him in that interview with Harwood on live TV. Sorry, no meeting for this fly.HZ

          • 144 jacquelineoboomer
            August 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

            Hehehe. It’s a fly trap in that White House, for sure! Maybe PBO will invite you, and you can just go as yourself!

        • 145 jacquelineoboomer
          August 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

          I was so torqued about Trumka, I forgot to add that this federal highway bill is wonderful news. Congrats to President Obama and Secretary LaHood.

      • 146 Ladyhawke
        August 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

        I like it, I like it a lot.

  24. August 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    waching Lawry’s show. he’s gonna have HUff N’ Puff on to talk about how politicians ignore the middle class. my question is: what does that heifer know about the middle class?

    • 148 jacquelineoboomer
      August 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Fell off my chair with that one. Thanks, lisa! Keep ’em coming.

    • August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      I love Larry, but I had to turn to the cooking channel, Lisa. HZ

    • 150 Me4obama
      August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Ok Lisa am borrowing your comment to tweet it to your Larry, I have been blasting him on tweeter for having that fraud Arianna Oh his show. If you don’t mind off I go to tweet your comment.

    • 151 Ladyhawke
      August 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      I could not get to the remote fast enough when Lawrence teased that he would be talking with Huff & Puff about the middle class. Since when is AH an expert on the middle class?? Lawrence lost me on this one.

    • August 31, 2011 at 1:25 am


    • 153 nathkatun7
      August 31, 2011 at 2:44 am

      Bravo Lisa for asking a very pertinent question! IMO, Arianna Huffington is a spoiled, rich, multimillionaire, woman who has never worked a single day in her life on a job that can be characterized as a middle class job. I also have seen no evidence to suggest that she has any first hand knowledge of the economic reality of the middle classes. I pity people who seriously think that Arianna is a true progressive who is interested in fundamental social change. Here in California, many of us still remember her as a rabid promoter of right wing issues. It seems to me that Arianna is now in the business of attacking and demonizing President Obama. That is the way she makes her money. She is more at home with the Gingrich’s than she is with the middle class.

  25. August 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I need some precious help. I do not live in Rep. Laura Richardson’s district, so if there is someone here in that district from CA., would you please contact her about her ugly bashing of the President today on Hardball. She has her troubles with CREW. She is the last person to be out there doing such dirty work on the President.HZ.

    Next: If there is a person here living in Rep. Luis Gutierrez D- distric which is the 4th district in Ill., will you contact him and ask him to go on tv and make that statement that he made in the You Tube video. We are doing something daily. Thank you so much. I am going to try again to write Rep. Richardson. in Cali.HZ

    • 155 proudmemberofglobalzero
      August 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      What did Laura Richardson say? You can call her and say you are new to the district. I turned Lawrence off with all of the Cheney talk..The man makes me physically ill. I tried again and there was the wicket witch of the east.

      • August 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        I turned Lawrence off also. I am sick of this Cheney babble. They are playing right in his hands giving him all of this free publicity. In the end nothing will change. He is still and always be the same ole hard hearted creature from the black lagoon.

        • 157 Obama Grandmama
          August 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

          Actually, I heard someone say they thought the Cheney interviews could help the Dems as it will just remind people of the GW Bush Administration which got us into this mess. Out of sight out of mind so keep him in sight to keep his fiasco in mind for elections.

      • August 30, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        Proudmemberofglobalzero, she accused POB of taking money away from the college students in her district for one thing.That was enough for me.POB does not write bills, he signs them. And all of know he did not take money from college students in her district. What the hell sense does that make when he is trying to get students into schools. Plus in Cali., she knows who runs the state universities. She is lying on him.

    • August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      I didn’t know who Laura Richardson was, so I decided to check, and this sentence stood out, “She endorsed Hillary Clinton in ’08, even tho her district voted for Obama 54%-43% (primary). I’m real tired of PUMAs. She’s also has a lot of issues.

      • 160 EDP4BHO
        August 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

        I remember her. Sort of stout, light skin, new to congress. A lot of women had their hopes on Hillary, being a woman, but AAs forgot that no black had ever lived in the WH. Damn, Hillary was there 8 years; I figured it was time for Michelle to be lady of the manor.

        • 161 nathkatun7
          August 31, 2011 at 3:24 am

          I remember Laura Richardson and Maxine Waters both endorsed Hillary Clinton; as did the vast majority of the members of CBC. That was o.k. with me because they had every right to support a candidate of their choice. What is so strange about some –not all– Clinton supporters is that they must have missed the message from Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton moved on. She not only supported President Obama but she agreed to be on his team. Why can’t Hillary’s supporters realize, like she did, that we are all Democrats and must work together. I was a strong supporter of President Obama. If President Obama had failed to get the nomination, I would have supported any of the people running against him if he/she happened to be the Democratic nominee who went on to win the presidency.

          With all the ugly overt and covert racism against President Obama, I simply do not understand how African Americans, as well as all the people of color, and the real genuine white progressives who have moved beyond race, can jump on the bandwagon of constant bashing and disrespect of the first African American President.

          • 162 edp4bho
            August 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

            Feeling you on all this, nathkatun.I never knew Dems could be so partial. If PBO had lost, and he encouraged us to support Hillary, I would have done so, but a bit grudgingly, honeslty 😀 But, I would never be out and about bashing her, as we know what the alternatives are still.

  26. August 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Why does everything about our President have to be so sexy? Even his hands are just manly and strong.

    • 164 hopefruit2
      August 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Why does everything about Cornel West have to be so sexy? Even his hands are just manly and strong.
      Why does everything about Bob Herbert have to be so sexy?
      Why does everything about Tarvis Smiley have to be so sexy?
      Why does everything about Howard Fineman have to be so sexy?

      These sons of dogs wish that these words were being said and written about them. That’s a big part of their “issue” with this President.

      • August 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        hahahahahhahahahahhahaahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahhaha!!!!!!! I needed that laugh hopefruit!! 😆 that’s too funny 🙂

      • 167 nathkatun7
        August 31, 2011 at 4:05 am

        ENVY is one of the seven deadly sins. In my humble opinion, I think all all the people you listed are quite envious of President Obama. Each one of them wishes he could be loved by a vast majority of the people in the world. Each one of them wishes that he could constantly be regarded by women to be sexy, both for his looks and for his intelligence. And, in the case of the “Doctor, brother, West,” (since I am not familiar with the family life of the others) I am sure he envies the President for having a committed wife who is beautiful, intelligent, gifted, and accomplished in her own right. These people are so consumed with envy of the President. So, there! That’s my two cents, for whatever it’s worth!

    • August 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Yes, I agree. Handsome face and handsome hands.

      Speaking of hands, someone upthread commented on the “marker spot” on his thumb. I don’t think that’s a little marker spot though; I think it’s a bruised thumb nail. I think I noticed it a week ago or so in a photo here on TOD. I’ve been wondering how he might have hurt his little thumbsy wumbsy, 🙂 Surely, he’s not doing fix-it chores around the White House and accidently hit his thumb with a hammer? Maybe he did one of my husband’s numbers and slammed his thumb while trying to close a sticky window. Or maybe his bag of golf clubs fell on his hand. Ha! 😉 I don’t know. Maybe it’s not a bruise at all. Maybe I’m way off in left field with this. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • 169 EDP4BHO
        August 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

        All of you are cracking me up about POTUS. We do take him personally, don’t we? 😀 I myself, find him adorable. He’s the President of the USA, most powerful man on earth, but something inside of me wants to protect him. He is just damn attractive on so many fronts.

      • August 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        Newcenturywoman, I would rather see you in left field any day.HZ

    • 171 Sue in Minnesota
      August 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      I love his hands…..LOVE them….”Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray…………………..love his lips too! I swear I am not being salacious…..he is just a phenomenal human being, and he has an equally phenomenal partner in Michelle.

  27. 173 hopefruit2
    August 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I believe one way to counter the disingenuous media narrative and to silence those talking heads is for the DNC to put out an ad with actors who represent ordinary supporters of the President saying “I support President Obama because of A, B or C – no one else can speak for me” while showing vague images of media whores like Arianna, Hamsher, Corny, Tarvis, Fineman, etc..

    • 174 majii
      August 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      I like your suggestion, hopefruit. Maybe you can send it to DWS? I’d like to see it running on all major networks in the prime time viewing slot. I’ve been withholding donations from everyone except PBO, but I might be persuaded to give something to the DCCC or the DNC if ads of this sort were run.

    • 175 Sue in Minnesota
      August 31, 2011 at 12:47 am

      I really like this too, everyday supporters, a digital campaign. I hate ‘rah rahing’ things I am not prepared to do myself..but I think this is genuis and easily with a little promotion could go viral. And it’s a twofer…a great support campaign for President Obama, and a little STFU to the MSM. Awesome idea.

      Full disclosure, I’ve never used my digital camera….ever! My brother in law is going to help me put my picture in the computer so I can have an avatar? gravatar? whatever they are called. I opened a twitter account and I’m an egg…..I called him and said help me please…waiting for a break in his very busy schedule.

      When did the twitter campaign start here, anyone remember? Northhangar had a lot of helpful suggestions for the likes of me, slow to commit, technically clumsy. I ‘ve spent some time reading over at Twitter, but thought I’ld revisit northhangar’s advice which as I recall was very well expressed.

    • 176 nathkatun7
      August 31, 2011 at 4:18 am

      Really Excellent suggestion, hopefruit! I want to speak for my self. None of these pretend progressives, some of whom, like Arianna, are recent converts who lived most of their lives as right wing Republicans, can speak for me. Please run this idea to OFA and the DNC. I am also tired of hearing that Senior citizens don’t support the President. I am a senior citizen and I support the President 100%. I support him because of his policies. But, most importantly, I support him because of his character and intelligence.

  28. 177 terim
    August 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    What a great idea. Ask the President to sign your hand – just for the pleasure of having him hold your hand for a moment. Lucky smart lady.

  29. 178 Eleroy
    August 31, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I love my President!!! Thank you President Obama!!! You Sir ROCK!!!

  30. 179 Sheila R.
    August 31, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I’d never wash my hand again!

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