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    • 2 utaustinliberal
      September 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Colbert was GREAT last night. Just AMAZING! I loved the Health segment where he was selling his version of skechers shape-ups and VasAmalgams….. 😆 😆 😆

  1. 3 tally
    September 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Oh look! My WHBF is going to be on again today, taking questions from the prestards.

    • 4 gcwp1
      September 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      And MY TVBF is back from vacation 🙂

      • 5 Sue in Minnesota
        September 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

        Can I share Stephen with you? Another example of smart is sexy!

        • 6 gcwp1
          September 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

          Well, OK….

          Actually he’s not just smart, he’s really handsome 🙂 Don’t get me going…..and the way he breaks character, with that hint of a smile, spreading, spreading….

          • 7 Sue in Minnesota
            September 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

            Thanks, and I agree. I love his devilish grin 😀

            I absolutely loved when he went before the House Judiciary subcommittee, his heart of gold on full display. And the pearl clutchers and cluckers were so offended- BAH!

    • 8 TrumpDog
      September 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      This is your last warning. Back off!


  2. September 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve been tweeting the Mother Jones “Chris Christie”, story to New Jersey’s local TV stations and news papers. Because of the competition factor of every reporter wanting to be the first to break the news, I think these stories will get the most exposure locally rather than nationally, .

    I think in the future when there are stories such as these we should, as suggested on other threads get the news to the local affiliates, because as we all know our national news is totally inept.

  3. 14 Richard
    September 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I originally wrote this during the campaign but I think it is still relevant today, I added a little bit from recnt times? Feel free to repost as you see fit…

    Were you there……???

    Were you there when Barack met with a political strategist the day after September 11th and was told with his name, even getting a job at the post office would be damn near impossible?

    Were you there when Barack was told he would have a great future with the Democratic Party, but that his time to run was not until 2012 or 2016?

    Were you there when Barack had the audacity and temerity, he a black freshman senator with the middle name Hussein, to attempt to unseat the Democratic royal family?

    Were you there when all the pundits said, “yeah, he’s charismatic but he can’t win this nomination”?

    Were you there when someone was called “The Inevitable One”?

    Were you there when Barack was down 30pts in the polls trailing Hillary Clinton?

    Were you there when Barack said he would meet with foreign leaders we do not like and the pundits all said his naive answer would end his nomination bid?

    Where you there when Barack said if he had actionable intelligence he would send troops into Pakistan to get Bin Laden, and he was called naïve?

    Were you there when Reverend Wright’s “hate filled words” – fox news, were going to grind the Obama campaign to a halt?

    Were you there when Barack couldn’t win big states?

    Where you there when Barack couldn’t win white middle class voters?

    Were you there when Barack didn’t have enough experience?

    Chances are you were not there, but guess what, Barack Obama still managed to win the nomination without your advice. He managed to go where most thought he never could. He may have had your help canvassing or donating or making calls, but more than likely your input did not go into the campaign strategy. So while we all wait with baited breath and fret about the future of our children, let us not lose our composure. This campaign team brought us this far. This campaign team will take us all the way. Yes the McSame campaign may “appear” to have grabbed the momentum, but lies exposed to the light will eventually fall apart. This has started to happen, the Falin, I’m sorry, Palin interview last night and then McSame squirming on the view…

    In the waning seconds of the game a “panicker” is not what you want. You want a Jordan, a Michael Jordan, he who had the cajones to walk the ball down court in game 6 of the NBA finals with the Bulls down 1 point and 17seconds left in the 4th, he would then wait for the opportune moment while letting the clock run down to 5 seconds and then nail the winning basket.

    So as Senator Obama has said, “Chill the fuck out, I got this!!!”

    Since the man has become President and everybody with an opinion has offered theirs on how he should do this and how he should do that. It’s hard not to get pissed off at some of the professional (know nothing) TV talking heads, but you have to remember what Emmet Smith of the Dalla Cowboys said about opinions, they’re like a certain body part at the end of the colon, everybody has one and some people can’t help acting like one. And if the history of the campaign success in spite of all the odds is not reassuring enough, when you get discouraged, ask yourself the following questions, and remember this captain has led this ship through unspeakable storms while we slept.

    Where you there when healthcare reform was dead, when the tea party took over town hall meetings and owned the summer, when the Democrats lost Senator Kennedy’s seat to the Republicans?

    Where you there when “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” would never get repealed?

    Where you there when Donald Duck, I mean Trump was getting the best of President Obama?

    Where you there when President Obama was soft on terrorism? (Mr.Bin Laden was, and look where he is now)

    I got your back Mr. President, I got your back, and I know you got ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 33 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    “The Hour Of The Jackals” is upon us.


    I can’t wait to find out the talking points du jour from the GOP White House Press Corps. Of course we can count on more obsessing about meaningless polls 12 months before the election. And there will undoubtedly be a plethora of questions trying to get Jay Carney to spill the beans about what exactly President Obama will be presenting in his jobs plan tomorrow. We won’t see anything resembling real journalism. But we will get to see one of the best Press Secretaries ever.

    • September 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      “The Hour of the Jackals” is upon us. LOLOLOLOL!! I needed that today.

      • 35 Ladyhawke
        September 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        I can’t take credit for that. Someone posted that last week. I let it me know that it was a keeper and that I would be using it from now on. It’s just too perfect.

        • 36 Debz
          September 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

          I think Instead of “Heads Up” as a title for the press briefings, chipsticks should use “The Hour of the Jackals is Upon Us”. LOL!!

          • 37 Sue in Minnesota
            September 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

            It is theater of the absurd! Jay is a gem….how he does this is way, way, way, beyond me. I’ld have gotten hands around the throat physical long, long ago.

  5. 38 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    These are excellent questions for the debate tonight.

    10 Important Questions That Need To Be Asked At The Republican Debate


    General Question to the field –

    8. As conservatives, the idea of small government is something that is always talked about among members of the party. If you all describe yourselves as “Small Government” conservatives, why do each of you, with the exception of possibly Mr. Paul, take such a strong stance on government being in someone’s personal lives? Each of you have taken an anti-choice position on abortion as well as having the government prevent the marriage of same-sex couples.

    9. All non-partisan commissions have stated that the Economic Stimulus package in 2009 by the Obama Administration saved or created over 3 million jobs. Many Republicans, including Mr. Perry, took stimulus money willingly to help improve their state. How can any of you still say that the stimulus failed when you all have benefited from it in one form or another?

    10. Each of you attack President Obama for the bad economy, claiming that “big government” makes the market and business uneasy. The truth however, is that deregulation on Wall Street and continuing tax cuts for corporations who send jobs overseas was the major reason for the economic collapse. Why is it that each one of you want to continue to let businesses run wild while the middle class gets the shaft?



  6. September 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    GOP already demanding off-sets to payroll tax extension. Will the demand off-sets to the Bush Tax Cut extension? And if not – why not? That seems like a really obvious question that never seems asked.

  7. 41 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm



    Here, then, in the spirit of Ronald Reagan, are six questions I’d like to see moderators Brian Williams and John Harris ask Wednesday night:


  8. September 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Found this on a friend’s Facebook:
    “Obama has spent the last 3 years being politically crucified every single day of his life. Every bill, appointment, speech, message, every idea and every action he has brought forth has been rigorously condemned, criticized, mocked and discarded by friend and foe alike. You and I would not still be standing if this was our daily lives. Yet this man wants to do it all over again for four more years. Don’t tell me he’s got no backbone.” –Vickie Blight

  9. September 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Solar House and Business Tours on October 1. Check here to see if there is one near you: http://nationalsolartour.org/

  10. 60 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney says shuck and jive. Hilarious………..

  11. 61 tally
    September 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    “No, you stupid, deaf BITCH, I will NOT tell you what is in the speech, so STFU.”

    • 62 utaustinliberal
      September 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Hahahahahahahahaha …… Tally you crack me up everytime. 😆 Jay has the patience of Job. Because I would already have told the lot of them to go F themselves a million times over. 🙄

  12. 63 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Jay says President Obama jobs plan will be specific, measurable and paid for.

  13. 66 ChristiMtl
    September 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    How many questions is she going to ask? Just shut up already.

  14. September 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Grijalva is already pissed about the proposal, saying 300 billion is not enough!
    Here we go again!

    • 69 Desraye
      September 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Yawn. He needs to get over it. Its not like the progressive caucus job proposal can pass the House.

    • 70 Bobfr
      September 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      He has no knowledge of what actually is in the President’s speech – except the two hints the President delivered in his Labor Day statements – and we all know this “$ 300B” is likely to be a well devised distraction. I truly hope that the WH does not release the text of the President’s address to Congress until he’s delivering it.

      Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 71 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Where is Grijalva’s bill for more, and how many votes has he lined up? He’s a member of Congress – nothing stopping him from proposing something bigger. Nothing at all.

    • 74 Ladyhawke
      September 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Raul “Hurumph” Grijalva always seems to have bug up his arse about everything. So it doesn’t surprise me that THIS MEMBER OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS finds it necessary to complain and back stab President Obama before the speech is given. He has perfected the art of the circular firing squad. He should be spending his time calling out his obstructionist Republican Party colleagues.

      • 75 nintendowii10
        September 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        And this is the de facto prime reason why the Democrats have been on the losing end: they spend too much time attacking EACH OTHER as opposed to the other side.

        Just look at last year, where Democrats campaigned against line items they voted FOR, taking the advice of “experts” like Jane Hamsher, Glenn Greenwald, and others who have NEVER won an election and have NO idea what voters actually believe. They also campaigned against President Obama, who has, despite polling, remained highly popular… and the Democrats LOST control of the House, gave Republicans a bigger majority in the Senate, and the Republicans gained a lot of governorships across the nation, yet that is all President Obama’s fault, according to these emoprog clowns.

        These emoprog Democrats need to start getting a clue, that fighting each other isn’t the way to progress, it’s the way to helping the Teapugs win an even bigger majority and heaven forbid, the White House. Most voters don’t care about political kabuki theater and care more about RESULTS.

    • 76 Debz
      September 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Grijalva needs to STFU He always has some issue or another. Isn’t he one of those congress critters who came close to losing his seat last year? Does he realize that if President Obama is not re-elected he will not be re-elected either. The constant posturing to impress a small group of people is not worth taking support away from the President.

      • September 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

        He did almost lose and I even sent him a donation. Sorry I did now because I’m so tired of these lazy, cowardly democrats who can’t stand with this president for anything. I will not support any of them with my dollars or time. Only PBO. Losers. Make me want to scream.

      • September 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm

        This is what moral cowards do–they criticize the ones on their side because they know that the retaliation will be minor (and they haven’t the imagination to understand the consequences to their prospects for election.) It would take a whole lot of courage for Grijalva and others like him to face the real enemy (his Republican “colleagues”) because he knows he would be ripped to shreds and hasn’t the guts to fight back. You see young kids do this–complain and whine about some one they feel is a safe target and then run like heck from the real bully. People like Grijalva would quake in their boots if they had to confront a joint session of Congress with hateful Republicans sending daggers at him. He could confront nothing himself, so to make himself feel “big” he whines at the president. We should call him “chico” Grijalva because he’s a very small man.

    • 80 Sue in Minnesota
      September 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      Set me straight, voices saying it is not enough can insulate the President from the left ..NO? Political pressure from the left counters the pressure of the right…NO?

      Did Grijalva attack the plan, or did he attack the messenger?

    • September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      At the risk of being called all kinds of names again, I think he’s right. *IF* this is the plan, it’s not enough and since even this will be rejected by Republicans – It’s time to go big, so the differences between us and them could not be more clear.

      But, those Dems really sucks. They have no sense of unity and not an inch of political spine or clue. Half of them owes their place in congress to PBO. Shame on them. Idiots.

      • 82 Desraye
        September 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

        If going big doesn’t pass then what? I mean the American people want result not more political games.

        • September 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

          Even going small won’t pass, so what’s the point? At least this way we can show who is really trying to help people and who is there just to bring this president down.

          If Americans really wanted results, they shouldn’t have give the keys back to these jerks…

          • 84 Desraye
            September 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

            Going small can mean the same as going big. The American will still know who trying to help them. The GOP have pass no bill that helps the jobless, which is why the approval are low for Congress. The GOP is also is rank unfavorable by the American people. So the public knows who’ s trying to help and who’ s not.

          • 85 hopefruit2
            September 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

            I think the bill the President is proposing is the largest thing he believes that can get passed in congress. However, I believe he also has other plans up his sleeve that do not involve congress at all. Furthermore, he stated in one of his earlier speeches that he was prepared to bypass congress completely if they refused to play ball. I also have reason to believe that the President doesn’t trust many congressmen/women from his own party so much so that he will not divulge all his plans to them unless he’s ready to execute them.

            • 86 Blackwaterdog
              September 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

              Honestly, I don’t see how he can still think that “anything” can pass this congress.

              • 87 hopefruit2
                September 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

                Right but as I indicated, he most likely has plans to bypass congress if they don’t play ball. He actually said something to that effect. However he has to demonstrate to the people that the Repubs in congress want to tank the entire country just to make sure that he fails. Because it’s an election year it will be very difficult for the Repubs to continue this game playing, no matter how much the MSM tries to shield them…the Tea party incumbents will be voted out if they don’t cooperate. And theh GOP Presidential field will also suffer because they will be tied to the baggage of the congressional Repubs.

              • 88 tally
                September 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm

                Why on EARTH are you assuming he’s going to propose ANYTHING that will need the approval on Congress?

                There is already money alloted to several departments: Transportation, Defense (can cover things here too), Education, etc –

                GO HERE:

                Then go read this:

              • 89 nintendowii10
                September 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm

                Really BWD? The same Congress that protected Medicare/Medicaid/SS benefits and raised the debt ceiling, which kept us from appearing like a deadbeat nation and being able to pay our bills? The same Congress that kept the government running and avoided a shutdown of the government?

                Again BWD, CUT THE CRAP!!! President Obama knows how to play the Teapugs to get most of what he wants, with a little bit given to appease the Teapug base. But again, as I’ve been pointing out, we have to WIN at ALL COSTS, and when we WIN, we have to BRAG ABOUT IT. It’s because we’ve focused on what we DIDN’T get that the middle/center/Independents who determine the elections have ended up voting against us.

                CUT THE CRAP and focus on WINNING!!!

              • 90 theo67
                September 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

                I think people will see that even a “reasonable” plan won’t get past Repubs. A much larger plan would easily be cast as radical, and would just give the GOP even more ammunition to accuse Dems of being big spenders. But when they reject plans that they have supported in the past, they are the ones who look extreme.

                However, this is all just rumor-mongering, for now, until we hear the speech. I’ll wait.

          • 91 prettyfoot58
            September 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm






            • 92 nintendowii10
              September 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

              Seriously, prettyfoot58, this was the crap we heard out of our side from the professional left during the debt ceiling crisis, that President Obama “caved/capitulated” and that he was gutting SS, Medicare, and allowed the Republicans to win.

              He was posturing, and it caused Tan Man Rusty and Turtle Man McConnell to both blink. Tan Man Rusty actually proposed a SMALLER debt ceiling reduction package, and Turtle Man McConnell was actually willing to give President Obama sole authority to raise the debt ceiling.

              Also, Democrats went all over the media assuring that they would NOT allow cuts to SS/Medicare benefits on their watch, it was pure political strategy for President Obama to posture with a $4 trillion package and huge cuts to SS/Medicare, he was calling out the Republicans bluff and THEY FELL FOR IT!!!

              And once again, President Obama is calling out the Republicans’ bluff, which is why Tan Man is shaking in his boots. It was just a week ago that he was whining about the date of the speech, now Tan Man suddenly has the time and wants the details of Obama’s jobs plan. President Obama has the Tan Man and the Teapugs right where he wants them, and yet the professional left loudmouths ignore all of this and continue to whine about Obama “caving/capitulating” which is counterproductive and will cause us to continue to lose… we have to WIN AT ALL COSTS which means reporting the FACTS and cutting the CRAP with the drama.

          • 93 nintendowii10
            September 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

            BWD, the people gave the keys back to these jerks because of the infighting on OUR END!!!

            It’s because of these theatrics that people consistently vote against us, and we always lose. We have to WIN at ALL costs, even if we have to sacrifice a bit of our ideas.

            President Obama gets this, which is why, despite the negative stories from the media and bad poll numbers, he remains highly popular. Did you see the crowd that showed up to hear him speak in Detroit on Monday?

            And folks think HE’S going to be defeated next year? If that’s the case, then why are the majority of folks placating more blame at the Republicans/Tea Party/Bush than President Obama? Why is the best contender against Obama, Jon Huntsman, in DEAD LAST PLACE? Why is the field of Republicans so pathetically weak?

            Seriously BWD, cut the crap and quit falling for the dramatics of the media. It’s that crap that is counterproductive and is not needed. We have to report the FACTS as they are, and continue to WIN at all costs. PERIOD.

      • 94 Debz
        September 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        As you say, “IF” this is the plan, he could at least wait until after the President’s speech, then he is free to say what he wants. Grijalva always starts bitching before he hears the facts and he really comes across attacking POTUS, which I am beginning to believe is his motivation.

    • 97 Mel
      September 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Jovie Fuck Grijalva he is another idol of th PL. read meet trower!!!!

  15. 98 ChristiMtl
    September 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    This is bad for my nerves, I can’t stand them. What a bunch of know-nothing idiots.

    • September 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      That’s why I can’t watch. I always pick up info here from people live blogging. Amazing how people who are supposed to inform us are so uninformed.


      • September 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

        These briefings are really pointless. Other than to marvel at Jay’s miraculous restraint and patience, they are completely worthless. The WH press corps is completely worthless. They ask the same questions over and over and over and over. And all questions are asked in a cynical, “gotcha” style. It’s not pretty, and Exhibit A on how our news media is failing our democracy and our country.

  16. September 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Jake Tapper is a darn fool. RW tool. Ugh ugh ugh, I cannot stand him. Tell him Jay. POTUS not required to negotiate his plan with Boehner and Cantor idiots.

    • September 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      On twitter yesterday, I called him out for the Hoffa Jr. issue telling him that they only get annoyed when they claim Democrats lack civility. I told him there were many other incidences by GOP. He told me to give him an example.

      I sent him the link of the woman on facebook toying with killing PBO and his wife. I sent him stuff reported by Greg Sargent this morning about TEAparty using same words (Hoffa used) on floor of Congress and some by Eric Boehlert.

      I haven’t heard from him since.

      • 104 theo67
        September 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

        Great work – Jake Tapper is a sour little man. I had hope for him when he originally subbed on Meet the Press before David Gregory took the job, because Jake was well prepared and asked follow up questions. But, that’s been his only shining moment. Everything else is in the gutter.

      • 105 Sue in Minnesota
        September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

        Joe Walsh, “the President is an idiot.” Joe Wilson, “You Lie.” Dick Halperin, “Obama is a Dick.” , Wlliam Gheen ALIPAC “will have to resort to illegal and violent actions” against this President, Rep Lamborn, “Tar baby remarks” …precatory prayers, pslam 109:8 , three quarters of the things that fall out of Palin’s mouth, Bachmann’s anti-American rant, et.al….it goes on, and on, and on.

        It is endless, because hate lives amongst us, and seems to be tolerated in high places….looking at you MSM. Tapper can’t argue that these aren’t elected officials, in all cases, neither is Hoffa Jr. Tapper is on the wrong side of this argument.

  17. 106 tally
    September 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm


    Regarding the STORY DU JOUR on the $300billion Jobs package – “several sources” what the FUCK does that mean?? WHO??

    Listen to what Jay, my awesome White House Boy Friend is saying….. while he is handing them their ass, and calling them out for NOT calling on the GOP to come to the table just now – OH SNAP.

    NO ONE can time-travel to the future. NO ONE has seen a transcript or copy of THE SPEECH. NO ONE has a fucking clue. Anyone who says otherwise is LYING.

    This is an orchestrated attempt by the GOPMEDIA™® to low-ball the Joint Session Speech tomorrow, to get people to NOT WATCH IT NO MATTER WHAT.


    my hair is on fire. I hate them so much – there are no words.

    • 107 TrumpDog
      September 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Listen to what Jay, my awesome White House Boy Friend is saying….. while he is handing them their ass, and calling them out for NOT calling on the GOP to come to the table just now – OH SNAP.

      Nice! That’s why I love that he is the WH Press Secretary.
      But I gotta correct you (again!)

      Jay Carney


    • 110 utaustinliberal
      September 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      My sentiments exactly. No one knows what is in the speech. It’s all speculation and they want to make the Jobs speech sound negative in every way possible. They’re all lazy and disgusting and don’t deserve to be called Journalists.

  18. September 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    They just ask the same questions over and over. STUPID!!!!!

    • 112 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      The WH briefing should be limited to five minutes going forward – they should only have two reporters, one to ask the RW talking point of the day on behalf of all the other tools, and one to see if anyone can think of a second question. Such losers – I just go by what everyone says here. I can’t stand to watch them.

  19. 114 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Does Jake Tapper think that Speaker In Name Only John Boehner will be sharing his jobs plan that he will deliver next week with President Obama?

  20. 115 tally
    September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm


    “It’s hard to get anything done when you only work two days a week.” (laughter)
    “That was A JOKE.” (more laughter)

    Comedy is funny because of the TRUTH.

  21. 124 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    You really get the sense that the Republican Party is a bit nervous about the speech tomorrow night. The GOP White House Press Corps is doing their best to get as much information as they can for their masters. It really makes you want to take a shower.

  22. September 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Every day is Christmas Eve for these jackals.

    What’s in the package?
    What’s in the package?
    What’s in the package?
    What’s in the package?
    What’s in the package?
    What’s in the package?

  23. 130 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Jay Carney the White House is focused on the MAIN EVENT, not the SIDE SHOW. Awesome response to Mark Knoller about Republican Party foregoing a response tomorrow night.

    • 131 Sue in Minnesota
      September 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Wish Jay would let them know Barnum and Bailey’s is looking for new ‘clown acts.’ Center ring is calling, looking for the biggest and loudest baffoons. The Whitehouse Press Corps could fill that bill.

  24. September 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    And if anyone was wondering about oddball Ed Henry’s oddball Gibson guitar question, it’s because rt. wing loons were trying to drag Michelle Obama into that controversy. I am not clear on the desperate details, but I guess because she gave the first lady of France a Gibson guitar in ’09—-well—–I don’t know—–just stupid. But good ol’ Ed Henry was pleasing his FOX masters with that dumb question, and that is exactly why he brought it up.

    • 133 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      These people are like children – they think everything is a game. They should be ashamed at being so shallow.

    • 134 TrumpDog
      September 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      Glad to know Henry’s priorities are straight.

      • 135 LDS
        September 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

        I just want to thank you guys for keeping me sane. I just want to know how these people call themselves professional journalists? Do they really think this is reporting. Thanks to this site, I do not watch MSM anymore and until PBO Presidency, I could not buy much less read a newspaper. This is propaganda at its best and I am sick of it…..

  25. 136 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm



    About a week ago, I had an idea that the White House should produce a weekly video similar to “West Wing Week” that details the Republican Party obstruction for the previous week. I suggested the name could be “This Week In Republican Obstruction” but I am sure someone could come up with a more creative name.

    Now I am wondering if it would not be better for President Obama to schedule weekly press conferences where he explains to the American people exactly how the Republican Party is obstructing and rendering our government dysfunctional. There are so many issues that need to be revealed to the American people. The MSM just will not do it because they are too busy carrying water for the GOP.

    Steve Benen has a perfect example in his post entitled “The normalization of extortion politics, con’d”. This post is all about Senators Shelby and Corker BLOCKING THE NOMINATION OF RICHARD CORDRAY AS DIRECTOR OF THE CFPB. This is an absolute affront to our democracy. I hope the White House can find a way to educate the American people about this. After all, the CFPB is an important federal agency whose sole responsibility is to look our for the American people so they can KNOW BEFORE THEY OWE.


    The normalization of extortion politics, cont’d


    • 137 Sue in Minnesota
      September 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      This would be a good idea for citizen journalists/videographers. Coming to a YOU TUBE channel near you!

    • September 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      I like your original suggestion better because I wouldn’t want the President to be the face of this WEEKLY call out, thereby minimizing his impact in this area if he chose to highlight an obstruction. Sue in M’s suggestion above is perfect. This could be a great way for videographers &/citizen journalists to cover the President’s back. I remember being moved, sometimes to tears, in 2008 when school children/youngsters would post YouTube videos asking us to vote for Candidate Obama and THEIR future because they couldn’t.

  26. 139 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Accomplishments of an Executive and Legislative Juggernaut

    Within hours of taking Office, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Law that provides an opportunity for women to litigate against their employers in cases of pay discrimination. The signing was a telling start. From that moment to the passage of the August 5, 2011 bill that authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this President has proven to be a legislative Juggernaut without equal.


  27. September 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Gore: obama bows to polluters!

    Ahhhh! I am so fucking sick of these back stabbing democrats, that I could scream!

    • September 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Here is a guy that was not aggressive enough in Florida bush v. Gore—- and he has the nerve!

      • 142 prettyfoot58
        September 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm



    • 143 nintendowii10
      September 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      I assume Gore is referring to the EPA regulation nontroversy, which is being blown way out of proportion by the professional left.

      If Mr. Gore had actually bothered to read President Obama’s response on the White House website, Gore would have gotten the actual facts of the matter and wouldn’t be ranting and raving with these hair on fire theatrics.

      Honestly, I consider Al Gore irrelevant at this point. He rants and raves way too much to be taken seriously by anyone else other then the pathetic emoprogs who care more and more about dramatics than about results… and these emoprogs wonder why most folks ignore them, they whine and bitch way too much whenever something happens that they don’t like.

    • 144 anniebella
      September 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      Me too Jovie. This President has had to fight the R.R. T Republicans, the radical racists T-Republicans, the back stabbing Democrats, the sorry media, this horrible economy. What ashame.

  28. September 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I’m sorry to say Al Gore lost his way somewhere along the line. Instead of supporting the president and praising his actions in getting the auto industry to agree to drastically cut auto emissions, he undermines him. First he puts that professional whiner, Keith O, on his Current TV and then he doesn’t bother to actually find out what the president is doing. This president doesn’t “bow” to anyone. He’s revising the standards to make them stronger and wants to hold off until the new, revised, better version is released to the states. I got en e-mail from Sheldon White House asking me to tell the White House that I was disappointed in their decision to put the smog-reducing regs on hold. Told him to contact me when he wants to support the president, not undermine him, then deleted his e-mail.

    • 146 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Excellent – these reactionary Dems are letting down the people who need help, in favor of grandstanding. Whitehouse likely didn’t read the actual ruling, and probably didn’t bother confronting the Dems who begged President Obama to delay the changes. Besides, the changes are still coming, just more efficiently.

    • 147 hopefruit2
      September 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      I got that same email from moveon.org and I asked them to take me off their mailing list. I also posted a link to a direct statement on the EPA issue from the WH website and told them that if they were actually interested in solving problems, they would have seen this statement which invalidates all their propaganda “sources” that were cited in their email.

      • 148 tally
        September 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

        FUCK YES! I want to shove that statement in so many faces right now – right down their lazy lying throats.

        /pulls hair

  29. September 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    All this back and forth has fogged my glasses. Bottom line, we have a President not a Emperor, Sheikh, or King. Raising his finger or giving directives can only go so far. i think we need to wait and see what happens after he speaks. The effectiveness of that speech should be then judged by any activity that follows or the lack thereof. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES, it takes away today’s PEACE.

    • 150 theo67
      September 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      And while the left freaks out, the Republicans get away with doing nothing on jobs, and actively destroying the middle class and many citizens’ rights.

  30. 151 hopefruit2
    September 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    HAHAHA! We are so on to the media’s antics. First they try to tell us that just about any of these Repub clowns can beat Obama. But now it’s time for them to show what they’re made of in the debate, all kinds of excuses come up. First they told us that Jon Hunstman has a sinus infection so “not to expect too much from him” tonight, and then now they are saying that Perry says that debating is “not one of his strongest skills!” Uh huh! What next…Cain telling us that his pizza was too cold so he had no dinner and is hungry; Romney’s dog ate his 160 pdf jobs plan; Mankini’s tankini is too tight; and Ron Paul’s weed supply was delayed due to Hurricane Irene?

  31. 152 carolyn
    September 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Didn’t Huntsman pull that “sinus infection” thing about a week after his “campaign” began? Obviously…he hasn’t the stamina for a full length campaign. As far as I know, from here in Oklahoma, Rick Perry has never debated any of his opponents in gubernatorial races. Bill White, his opponent last time, tried and tried to get him to, and he refused…..one lame excuse after another. He can’t face people…he can only lob grenades from afar.

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