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medal of honor

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyers walk into the East Room of the White House before the president awarded Meyers, 23, from Greensburg, Ky. the Medal of Honor

First lady Michelle Obama hugs Mike Meyer, father of Dakota Meyer, after Dakota was awarded the Medal of Honor


202 Responses to “medal of honor”


  1. 1 Debz
    September 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I love this photo. I read in my local paper that Dakota asked to have a beer with the President. How Cool!!!

    • 2 P
      September 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      I love this photo too!!!!! Although I don’t drink beer I would love to have a beer with the President!! Obama would make a beer drinker out of me 😆 😆 ;). He’s sooooo cool in that pic. Thanks for the heads up Chips I almost forgot 🙂

      • 3 Sue in Minnesota
        September 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        Me too P, I ‘ld ask for a cup of coffee. Who I would really love to see in that chair is Chipsticks, sharing a pint with our President, and shooting the breeze. 😀

  2. 4 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Ah……. crap. I’ll be in class getting an education so I don’t turn out to be an ignorant teabagger. Thanks for the heads up though Chips. 😉

  3. September 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    This is so nice~ I’ll be watching. I’m an army vet and from 2007 onward had joined ‘groups’ at OFA of ‘Vets for Obama’ .. more and more I’ve received negative emails from that group- snotty, dishonest commentary about POTUS. Today was the final straw when one of the morons wrote how Manning should have received the Medal of Honor instead of Mr. Meyer. I finally had to ‘unjoin’. What has happened, I believe, at OFA is that repub trolls & other kooks have infiltrated these groups and push the most ridiculous bs.

    • 8 Sue in Minnesota
      September 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      I think organized trolling what we see for the most part. I wish more websites would consider reasonable moderating practices, instead of anything goes. Free speech comes with strings attached, it also requires personal responsibility. hard to manage is an uncontrolled enviornment.

      Are you feeling better Ms. Sherijr? I hope so.

    • September 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      sherijr thank you for your service to your country. The military and veterans are something very close to my heart my dad was in the RAF during WW2 and I was very close to someone who was lost in the 1991 Gulf War. It makes me so sad when I see veterans being disrespected. I used to be on OFA all the time but the troll s*** became too much so I rarely go there now. I did make the mistake of looking today and was disgusted with the diatribe against PBO again from a troll. I will stay at this wonderful sanctuary.

    • 10 Mel
      September 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      sherijr; jusy ignored them otherwise you go crazy the WH fells that is fredom of speech I guest just be calm
      this is the place to be with Chipsticks

    • 11 theo67
      September 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      That’s outright crazy – Manning, who put several lives in danger with his actions, including troops and informers? The same guy who violated his security clearance out of spite, and jeopardized the national security of this country? Crazy.

  4. September 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Breaking:
    Al Qaeda chief of operations in Pakistan was killed a few days ago!

  5. September 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    AttackWatch has been taken over by thugs. I agree with the writer here—-that WH probably needs to use efforts that have a greater control of the message, especially in these crazy times with so many hateful, spiteful goofballs on the loose. Their talk show loons and other rt. wingers send their minions off to destroy, and they do.
    http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2011/09/15/obamas-twitter-plan-backfires/

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      September 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      I’m just going to ignore those bums. They will be really, really sad when President Obama and Vice President Biden are re-elected in 2012!

    • September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      They didn’t take over anything. The site is still there and that’s all that matters. WH can’t stop people from posting comments under the hashtag or sending comments to the their time line.

  6. 23 GGail
    September 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Open for Questions: The American Jobs Act
    Director of the Office of Public Engagement, Jon Carson and Principal Director of the National Economic Council, Jason Furman, take your questions on the President’s American Jobs Act
    The White House

    Going on now at whitehouse.gov

  7. September 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Btw: boners jobs plan is just like perrys, to make government as inconsequential in your lives as possible!
    They think this is a winner???
    He does mention anything in the presidents proposal that he will support!
    The taxing the rich really pissed him off, and some democrats too!
    Lol!

  8. 29 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    FBI Raids Home Of Former Walker Aide
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/fbi_raids_home_of_walker_aide.php?ref=fpblg

    this fat fuck is an embarrassment to our city 🙄

    Illinois Town President Sued For Alleged Racial Slur-Tinged Sexual Harassment
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/illinois_town_president_sued_for_alleged_racial_sl.php

    although I am not married but I could swear wedding vows said for “better or for worse” 🙄

    Pat Robertson Says Alzheimer’s Is Grounds For Divorce (VIDEO) 😯
    http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/pat-robertson-says-alzheimers-is-grounds-for-divorce-video.php

  9. September 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Chip, here is that good news about al Qaeda getting payback for 9/11:

    http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=14527479

    They really are killing a lOt of bad guys!

  10. 38 Bobfr
    September 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Entirely because of President Obama’s intense, focused, empathetic leadership we have these historic events in Benghazi today:

    http://feb17.info/media/video-david-cameron-and-sarkozy-speak-to-the-masses-in-benghazis-freedom-square/

    Hope everyone here witnesses these moments.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 39 Sue in Minnesota
      September 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      That really stirs my spirit.

      I do wish President Obama could have shared in that experience as well.

      • 40 Bobfr
        September 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

        Sue, we can fully expect to see our President in Benghazi and Tripoli, soon 🙂

        What is so cool is that he could have upstaged everyone, but didn’t! And the whole world knows it.

        We’ve gone from drugstore cowboy/flyboy, to one of the greatest statespersons of all times and we all know that. Now we need to be sure everyone remembers that fact, and that enormous difference, on Election Day 2012.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 41 Fred
      September 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      I’d love for our President who risked so much to swing over there as well and let the Libyan people that we stand with them.I’d love to see Kucinich actually choke on the crowd going nuts for our man too;yes I do have ulterior motives I’ll admit and time for our President to go to Haiti as well 😉

    • 42 Linda
      September 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Wow…thanks…that was great.

  11. 43 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    frack McConnell 🙄

  12. 44 Debz
    September 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Lovely ceremony. I am crying.

  13. September 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I have a favor to ask

    Last night OFA was going to have a call with a strategist who was going to talk about how we could help push the jobs bill. The turn out seemed great, but the speaker’s plane was delayed and they had to cancel. They are going to have it tonight instead but I have to teach tonight. If anyone is going to take the call can you either post what happened here, send a link to a recording, or send me an email whatisworking@gmail.com

    thanks

  14. September 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Just heard Obama is going to Cincinnati next Th., Boehner’s home district, and hold a Pass The Bill rally in front of a decrepit bridge there which is badly in need of the American Jobs Act.

  15. September 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Chip,
    I know this is go politico, but president Obama to shield social security from cuts in his deficit reduction plan:
    http://mobile.politico.com/iphone/story/0911/63589.html

    Sorry to Ed Shultz and Bernie sanders who now have no talking points! Lol!

    • 60 theo67
      September 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      The fact is that he was never going to cut social security to begin with. He was proposing minor adjustments, like raising the contribution cap, that would have strengthened social security for another generation or two. Now, that’s one more thing he’s got to kick down the road to his second term. People (PL) just freaked out for sensationalism. Never any cuts.

      • 61 nintendowii10
        September 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

        Moreso than that, he was posturing to get the Orange Boner and Turtle Man McConnell to blink, and lo and behold, they did. He was also posturing to allow Democrats to go make the media rounds, promising that they would NEVER allow Medicare and Social Security cuts on their watch. That the professional left didn’t see this and went into an endless tirade about President Obama capitulating says it all: the professional left are fucking stupid and politically tone deaf.

      • 62 Mel
        September 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        PBO has never said he was goin to social securty those lies were coming from the PL and the talking heads
        on Tv like Ed. bernie to scare people and create B.S for PBO so they can get danation from the PL.
        All we have to do is just wait for PBO he is our only SOURCE so until we hear from him let’s stay calm and
        do not panic.

    • 63 57andFemale
      September 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Ed was actually complimentary about this today.

      That was the beginning of the sentence. I’m sure he was bashing Obama by the end of the sentence.

      I don’t know how the man manages to contradict himself in one sentence……

  16. 66 ChristiMtl
    September 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I missed it but I can’t wait to see the video. I’m sure it was very moving.

    I’m catching up, just read all the comments that I didn’t have a change to read.

    I’m stuck on this one from Dodster3:
    ”Just watched Chuck Todd and Richard Stengel, editor of Time, praise Perry’s confidence and his attractive “stick to his guns” persona—and his stance on social security, unbelievably.”

    Let me guess, I’m sure Chuck Todd didn’t say nothing and agreed.

    The same Chuck Todd who never miss an occasion to bash the President.

    The RW idiot with the big title: NBC’s Chief WH correspondent…………what a joke,.

    I was very upset yesterday when I read the latest attack from the RW on FLOTUS, the amazing Michelle Obama.
    It was so vile and disgusting.
    It saddened me to see that Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady had to issue a statement about it. Sigh,…..

    • 67 theo67
      September 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      I’m so glad I missed that attack from the right wing. I don’t think I could take one more slight to this amazing First Family.

      • 68 ChristiMtl
        September 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

        Too upsetting and disgusting, that’s why I didn’t put a link. No need too

        • 69 anniebella
          September 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

          I haven’t heard anything about what was said about FLOTUS and I don’t want too. It’s best that I don’t, because I’ll be ready to cuss somebody out.

        • September 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

          Don’t want to hear about things like that. Today was “Dress Up Like Your Favorite Person Day” today in my little girl’s 1st grade class, and she dressed like Mrs. Obama. First, she wanted to be Hillary Clinton, but she didn’t really know as much about her, so she chose FLOTUS. She was so excited. She brought her copy of “Of Thee I Sing” in her book bag. I can’t wait to hear how it went.

    • September 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      The RW suck big time! I was fuming when I read that article! Most of those idiotic halfwits would struggle to read and comprehend the written word let alone have the ability to lip read!!! I asked my mom who has a hearing impediment and who CAN lip read what FLOTUS had said but because her face was partially obstructed she couldn’t make out much of what was said so how can those morons believe they knew what she was saying! F****** a$$holes!

      Sorry about the language, I can’t stand the hatred and disrespect from those people.

  17. 75 57andFemale
    September 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Any details on Boner’s great plan to further ruin the United States?

  18. 81 desertflower
    September 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Forgive me if someone posted this already…but as I posted this morning…SS and Medicare as deficit reduction/paying for Jobs bill was making some DEM congresspeople crazed. Wrong. Again. Assholes.
    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_09/white_house_debtreduction_plan032225.php

  19. 82 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    sweet baby jesus yes yes yes 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Obama Plants His Flag On Boehner’s Bridge

    President Obama is taking his message about the need to fix the country’s aging infrastructure and create jobs about as close as you can get to Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) district next Thursday. And he’ll have a pretty powerful visual behind him: Cincinnati’s CRUMBLING Brent Spence Bridge.

    The bridge spans Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. Obama plans to use the backdrop of the bridge to drive home the point that Congress should pass the American jobs Act in order to secure much-needed investments in infrastructure projects across the country and put more Americans back to work, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday.

    The President mentioned the city’s aging bridge in his joint address to Congress last Thursday.

    “There’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America,” Obama said in his speech.

    Reporters seized on the news of Obama headed into Boehner territory, peppering Carney with questions about it.

    “Is it a coincidence?” one reporter asked.

    “It’s not a coincidence in that it’s an [aging] bridge and we have an infrastructure problem in this country,” he said.

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/obama-plants-his-flag-on-boehners-bridge.php?ref=fpb

  20. 83 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    OMG I Love My Governor!

    Speak the truth and shame the devil Governor O’Malley!

    • September 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Shocked! SHOCKED I tells ya!

    • September 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      That, my friends, was our future President of the United States in 2016!

      • September 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        He’ll have my vote! He is so right to mock the republicans’ deficit hypocrisy. Liars should be exposed, and Governor O’Malley uses humor to make a very salient point.

      • September 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

        I have never seen Governor O’Malley before (being from overseas I was unaware of him before). What a breath of fresh air! Finally a good man standing up for President Obama. Oh how I wish there were many, many more like him in public office.

      • 88 EDP4BHO
        September 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

        I really like what I see in him, so what say we push him for 2016, as a preliminary possibility?

    • 89 Debz
      September 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Love this!!!!

    • 90 edp4bho
      September 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Donna, I think I’ll move to Maryland (until I can leave the country). Our governor (Pennsylvania) is trying to rearrange the electoral votes to allow division for President Obama. He said during the campaign in 2010 that he would not build more prisons—-he not only is building 2 more, but has taken education funds and more than likely is using that money to lock up the children after their education is strained and they lose hope of being a viable student/employee. The ugly is alive and well in ” Pennsyltucky” !

      • 91 Sue in Minnesota
        September 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

        Man that was refreshing to hear. I’ve always heard good thing about Governor O’Malley…he strikes me as charming as well 😀

      • 92 MsKitty
        September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        There’s been pushback on what Corbett is trying to do…from the GOP members of the legislature of all people. They think the redistricting might have some blowback on them in terms of losing seats.

        GOP Congressmen oppose Pennsylvania Governor’s plan to rig the electoral college http://j.mp/paAceS

        • 93 MsKitty
          September 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

          Oops, that should be GOP members of Congress.

          • 94 EDP4BHO
            September 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

            Thanks MsKitty. I had heard someone speak out, saying it could go against either party in the future. Corbett better not tempt fate. These diabolical creatures never stop to consider anyone who gets hurt by their thinking, so long as they can get power, no matter how short-lived. They are just plain f-ugly, as the folks used to say !

      • 95 busbus
        September 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

        Today, In addition to my emails to Casey and Toomey, I wrote a scathing letter to Mr. Corbett (I refuse to give him the courtesy of the title, Governor) in regards to this new ploy and all of the dastardly policies that he and his Republican/Tea Party majority Assembly and Senate are inflicting upon this state and the country. I told him that he is not a leader; but, a follower in that he is serving as a puppet for ALEC, the Koch brothers and the conservative forces that are trying to take America back to the 1800s and take with it, Jim Crow laws.

        Mr. Corbett and his Republican/Tea Party legislators are the mirror image of Wisconsin. They have been operating under the radar as attention has been on Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio and Michigan. This may change as a result of this latest fiasco!

        • 96 EDP4BHO
          September 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm

          I cannot stomach the brand anymore, and it’s a shame, because there some good Republicans…….a Thursday morning host on local radio WURD is one, but he is a big supporter of PBO. I have to brace myself in accepting that name anywhere as being civilized. Therefore, I admit I am prejudiced against Republicans until I get to know one personally, and then I ask myself why they are that !

    • September 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      I think I love your gov. too. What a relief to see a Democrat who is not afraid to stand up there and tell the truth. Sure wish we had more of those. Looks like he has some charm and personality to boot.

    • 98 a4alice
      September 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Oh that was sweeet! A Democrat telling it like it is. Right on.

    • 99 GGail
      September 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Isn’t Gov O’Malley cute. SHOCKED! APPALLED! LOL!!!!

  21. September 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    The President will be going to cincinati next week to highlight that bridge in boners district, that needs repair!

    This is very wise!

    Maybe before hand we should call the networks and tell the all we would like to see this event!

  22. September 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    This makes me laugh, everytime tge president foes to a state to campaign, their is sn article or a poll for that state, that says he is doomed!
    Of course, it is republicans that pay for that poll, and then circulate it in the obliging msm!

  23. 107 criquet
    September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I just got this reminder that I will be passing on to some people I know who have lost their minds. Please feel free to use it or not.

    LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD.
    DID YOU GET MAD?
    After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?

    You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

    You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.

    You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted.

    You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

    You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

    You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.

    You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

    You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.

    You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

    You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

    You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

    You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

    You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

    You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

    You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

    You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

    You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

    You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

    You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

    You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick, the unemployed need help, the banks and the uber rich need to be reined in and made accountable and contribute to the society from which they benefit so much, women and gay people should be treated equally and oh yeah killed Osama Bin Laden . Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans …Oh, Hell No!!

  24. 113 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    After Voting For Bank Bailouts And Against Wall Street Reform, Boehner Blasts ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks
    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/15/320215/after-voting-for-bank-bailouts-and-against-wall-street-reform-boehner-blasts-too-big-to-fail-banks/

    Boehner counters Obama jobs pitch with call to ‘liberate’ economy
    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-boehner-speech-20110915,0,1821312.story

    Flashback: John ‘Bailout’ Boehner cries, begs colleagues to vote FOR bank bailout
    http://blog.reidreport.com/2010/09/flashback-john-bailout-boehner-cries-begs-colleagues-to-vote-for-bank-bailout/

    Despite “Pledge” Hubbub, Republicans Still Vote Against Small Businesses
    http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201009230017

  25. September 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Here in Indiana, we don’t have a liberal radio station. So when I’m in my car, I listen to either NPR or sometimes RW just to hear what the enemy is saying. Well, just a few minutes ago I had to run and errand and guess who was on Dennis Miller’s show? Good old Jake Tapper. He was bashing the President over Hoffa’s comments. He mentioned a book he said the tea party would love. So I guess he’s just admitting he’s a tea partier.

    So I posted a tweet asking him if he is a member of the tea party. I said if you are you should not be covering the WH because you are not objective. Haven’t seen a response. You know he’s arrogant enough to try to come back with something snarky.

    I just wanted to put it out there for everyone to know. Not one media person is objective. They are all bought and paid for by the RW.

    • 116 ChristiMtl
      September 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      I saw your tweets, thanks for the info PoO.

      Can’t this guy be any more disgusting? Finally all doubts are removed now, he’s a teabagger.

      A book the Tea party would love??

    • 117 Fred
      September 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      POO you didn’t expect an honest much less an answer from Tapper now did you? 😉

    • 120 Ladyhawke
      September 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Jake (The Snarl) Tapper was carrying water big time for the GOP today. He was oh so concerned that President Obama had not called Speaker Boehner to discuss the American Jobs Act since the joint session of congress. And then for good measure, Nora (Ice Princess) O’Donnell wondered exactly why President Obama was doing an event next week at bridge in Ohio – Speaker Boehner’s backyard. Awww, poor widdle Speaker Boehner.

      • 121 Ladyhawke
        September 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

        A politically smart road trip
        ====================

        President Obama will promote his jobs bill at a bridge important to House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) district next week, the White House announced Thursday.

        The White House said that Obama would visit the Brent Spence Bridge in Ohio on Sept. 22 in order to highlight the “urgent need” for infrastructure improvements, one of the ideas included in his bill.

        Although the bridge is located very near Boehner’s district, Obama has not spoken to the Speaker since he gave his speech introducing the bill to a joint session of Congress last week, and White House press secretary Jay Carney did not know Thursday whether Boehner had been notified.

        Carney said the bridge was chosen because it is “relatively easy to get to from Washington.”

        http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_09/a_politically_smart_road_trip032232.php

      • 122 anniebella
        September 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

        Don’t Boehner know the President phone number? That stupid jackass Tapper act as if Boehner can’t call the President.

      • 124 theo67
        September 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

        I can’t get onto Twitter right now because of an error, but when I can, I’m going to tweet Norah O’Donnell and tell her that instead of wondering why President Obama is going to Boehner’s district to prove why he’s right about this country needing infrastructure spending, she should be asking why Boehner ISN’T going to his district to explain why he’s not willing to do anything about providing transportation security to his own constituencies.

    • 126 Sue in Minnesota
      September 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      I wonder which faction of the Tpublicans he identifies with the RAG’s (Rich, Arrogant & Greedy) or the IOW’s (Ignorant, Ordinary, & White)
      Dude is a smoldering mess of arrogance and hostility. kissing Dennis Miller’s butt is really low brow…Oy Vey!

  26. September 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    If the president is doomed in every single state, including blue ones, then how does Reuters put him at 47% nationally? And how does Reuters and the vast majority of polls have him beating all republicans?

    Propaganda, much?

  27. 129 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    can anyone send this to the DWS and the President’s people before this starts spreading;PLEASE? thank you

    Fox News Badly Misquotes State Dept. Spokesman Saying That Voting For Palestinian U.N. Bid Is ‘Anti-Israel’
    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/09/15/320221/fox-misquote-state-anti-israel/

  28. 132 tally
    September 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! GOP jobs bill HELPS companies OUTSOURCE: REQUIRED VIEWING:
    Congressman Tim Bishop speaks in favor of an amendment he wrote to remove protections for illegal outsourcing of American jobs from a bill proposed by House Republicans (H.R. 2587).

  29. 136 gcwp1
    September 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Sub jobs are coming in YAY! So, I’ll be at work with no computer access. But the irony kills. One of my jobs as an educator (even a “pseudo” one, LOL) is to help the kids kids right from wrong, ie, not to LIE. And this is what they are surrounded by – Rep Congresspeople and the MSM. Damn.

  30. 137 edp4bho
    September 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Oh my, Randi’s love, Alan Grayson is on; says PBO should have a plan to bring unemployment down to 5%. Yeah, Alan, you are so brilliant, your behind couldn’t stay in office. I love Randi but I do question some of her loves……Grayson, Kucinich….and she thinks Romney is smart and good looking. Okay, dear. Whatever. Aside from these freaks…….she’s pretty educational. I guess we all have our idiosyncracies.

    • 138 theo67
      September 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Alan Grayson couldn’t even manage his own personal unemployment numbers (i.e. he lost), so now he thinks he’s qualified to tell President Obama – the most successful president ever in terms of legislation – how to get something done on unemployment? What bill did Grayson ever shepherd through to successful completion? Crickets. I thought so…

    • 139 prettyfoot58
      September 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      Okay, dear. Whatever. Aside from these freaks…….she’s pretty educational. I guess we all have our idiosyncracies.

      😀 😀

  31. September 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    that asshat Adam Grayson is on Randi and he managed to criticize PBO’s jobs bill saying that he needed to go bigger and have a plan to get unemployment down to 5% and that’s what he should be selling. WTF?!!! That good for nothing frackface! Seriously? he was like, going big is something he [PBO] never does. That frackface! Asshat, he doesn’t do meaningless things that have no hope of getting passed by the hostile teapugs. 🙄 That asshat is apparently running again. Hopefully he loses.Can’t stand his stink ass.

    • September 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Allan Grayson, not Adam. I guess Adam Punkass Greed was on my mind.

      • 142 edp4bho
        September 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

        Haha….you and I were on the same page (my post above yours). He sends me email all the time. I’ve tried to unsubscribe, but indicative of him, he’s too bloated with ego to pay attention. Guess I’ll have to give him a good cussin out. It’s gonna take a lot to keep my pressure down for the next 14 months, but I’ll do my damndest to kick ass.

      • 143 Eleroy
        September 16, 2011 at 12:12 am

        Same difference Lisa!!!

        Notice how the only thing Alan Grayson is really interested in is pushing his website where you can go donate!!! That is when he isn’t doing his obligatory President Obama bashing!!!

    • September 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      LOL, Lisa. Can’t stand him either. If he was so great he wouldn’t have lost his seat. Now he’s going to try to run by bashing the President. Screw the so called “progressives.” I have declared war on them. Bunch of cowards who can’t get anything done. Can’t get elected. Riding on PBO.

      • 145 edp4bho
        September 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        You know, one has to question even Randi Rhodes for being so into him. What is it with these so-called “libruls” that even those who support PBO, feel the need to associate with the rabid ones? Maybe the pool is that small? I trust her to be deeper and smarter, but I can only shake my head. Even Rev Al had Bob Herbert on radio today……one who is so jealous of PBO he cannot fathom a kind word toward him. It’s getting to the point that at some point during each of their broadcasts, daily, I have to shut them down.

        • September 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

          I was listening to Randi today too. For someone so smart, I don’t understand why Randi is so big of Alan Grayson. She says he’s a big thinker. Well, that big thinker couldn’t figure out how to keep his seat. I guess we can’t always agree on everything, but this one is a no brainer.

          • September 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

            that asshat only cares about posturing. He’s useless, therefore he’s the hero of the emofreaks.

            • 148 Eleroy
              September 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

              Don’t forget fundraising Lisa!!! That seems to be the only reason he calls into these shows!!! he actually sounds bored to be speaking with the hosts!!!

              Strange that he is rather cold with Randi!!! Try as Randi does to be enthusiastic about Grayson, he seems to be only interested in dropping off his website so that Randi’s listeners can go give him money!!!

    • 149 Debz
      September 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      The fact he can even talk about getting unemployment down to 5% shows how uninformed and simple he is. He was in Congress while the economy was tanking, and still has no clue how bad it was.

  32. 153 nintendowii10
    September 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    God… Orange Boner is PATHETIC!

  33. 154 ChristiMtl
    September 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    It’s nice to see many tweeting the teabagger J Tapper

    I can’t believe he tweeted this:

    jaketapper Jake Tapper
    ”All the folks rightly upset about the unfounded smears against POTUS are all surely just as upset about the ones against Palin, right?”

    Comparing them?

    Sarah (he’s palling around with terrorists) freaking Palin.

    When did the President said anything vile about Palin? Even when he was a candidate. Never. He never do that.

    So now we have to be as outraged about whatever is said about Palin. Yea lets defend her, her who’s been lying and saying the move vile comments about the President.

    Well that book sure hit a nerve with the teabaggers,

    • 155 Me4obama
      September 15, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Am off to blast him. How dare he compare the two.

      • 156 ChristiMtl
        September 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        Ok now I’m getting why teabagger Tapper is upset

        On Twitter:

        ”Note Jake Tapper’s piece, towards the end, says #AttackWatch is an effort to stop criticism, not smears. That’s the key takeaway.”

        Ohhh he has a problem with this.

        AttackWatch is to stop criticism and not smears.

        It’s a lie as usual but oh my, he doesn’t want the truth to get out doesn’t he,?

    • 157 Sue in Minnesota
      September 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Those smears are not unfounded…..Palin is the MSM’s creation. Joe McGinniss’s book is released on the 20th, it will expose the MSM as being complicit in the marketing of the political fraud that she constitutes. They are attempting to mitigate the damages….tell Tapper we are better informed and not easily amused by his kabuki. Thanks but no thanks, going to pass on the Palin kool aid.

  34. 158 Me4obama
    September 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Please Rev Al NEVER show snakes on your show without a WARNING. Now I can’t watch anymore.

  35. 160 nintendowii10
    September 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    UGH… Doug Holtz Eakin, McCain’s economic advisor… what a tool!

  36. September 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Bernie sanders all over the news and radio every day!

    Sure looks like he is running! Otherwise, why be on tv every day?

    • 163 Desraye
      September 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Maybe to raise money for his campaign?:?

      • 164 anniebella
        September 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        Jovie , What is Sanders running for? Re-election of his senator seat.

        • September 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

          The pccc endorsed sanders for president!

          • 166 nintendowii10
            September 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

            Jovie, who cares about the PCCC? They’d endorse Snooki for President!

            Seriously Jovie, enough with your hair on fire memes. They are counterproductive and not needed. You’re milking out the opinion of the PCCC for all it’s worth, and it’s not worth jack shit.

          • September 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm

            Calm down. It was just a few months ago everyone was really worried about Herman Cain. Now look at him.

            • 168 nintendowii10
              September 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm

              Also, folks were worried about Jon Huntsman, look at where he is right now: 1%, behind even NEWT GINGRICH!

              I wasn’t worried for a bit about Huntsman, Cain, or any of these Republicans the media tried to milk out as serious threats against President Obama, and I’ve been vindicated thus far. Heck, I wasn’t even concerned about Perry, and his “Social Security is a Ponzi scheme” extremist rhetoric is making the media rounds.

              We have the Republican Party vying to nominate the most extreme right wing fringe candidate possible, and yet folks are worrying their asses off over whatever hair on fire meme the media has. If Barack Obama was able to defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain, both BIG names in politics, then he can defeat any clown that the Republicans nominate. Heck, even if Jon Huntsman somehow got the nomination, he’d be forced to pick a right wing fringe running mate.

              PBO has got this.

          • 169 Desraye
            September 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

            PCCC? LOL Bernie will never see that money nor wil Elizabeth Warren.

  37. September 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I think our calls are working. Raul Grijalva just tweeted this:

    RepRaulGrijalva Raul M. Grijalva
    #AZ would get $661 million for badly needed school upgrades and better education under the @BarackObama jobs plan http://bit.ly/nIhZTS
    37 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

  38. 173 nintendowii10
    September 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    James Carville… another Clintonite that needs to go away.

    The last President who panicked and fired folks was Jimmy Carter and what was the end result? The media thought he was a crank, that he was losing it, and that was partially to blame for the election of Ronald Reagan.

    President Obama does NOT need to panic, he needs to maintain a calm head and remain the adult in the room. Carville can stuff it.

    • September 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      You are right, and Carter lost because of that Iran hostage Thingy!
      I am still worried about sanders! He sounds like he is running!

      • 175 nintendowii10
        September 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        If you’re talking about Sanders running against the President, that’s not happening, because Sanders would have to change parties and become a Democrat. He’s most likely raising money for re-election like Desraye pointed out.

        You need to relax a bit and quit with the hair on fire narratives, especially ones with no substance. Bernie Sanders goes over the top sometimes, but he’s no idiot. If he was to run a primary against President Obama, that would be the end of Bernie Sanders political career. Look at Anthony Wiener, who was an enemy of the President… his career is over, of course mainly because of showing his penis on Twitter, but even if he hadn’t done that stupid act, he’d be struggling to stay in Congress because he took so many public stances against the President. Also look at Alan Grayson and Russ Feingold who stood against the President, both LOST.

        Don’t take Carville’s advice yourself, chill out.

        • September 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

          The pccc endorsed sanders for president, so has michael Moore!

          Also, can’t you, nintendow, ever just answer a question without condescending

          I promise you, you are no better than me!

          • 177 nintendowii10
            September 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm

            Again Jovie, who cares about the opinions of the PCCC and Michael Moore? Michael Moore exposed himself as a fat racist fuck when he said that he voted for the black guy and got the white guy voting for President Obama.

            I’ve gotten frustrated with these kinds of unnecessary hair on fire memes that the PL espouse, especially opinions that don’t relate to enough of the electorate. Most of the electorate don’t care about the opinions of the PCCC, Michael Moore, or the rest of the professional left. We don’t need these hair on fire memes, and you need to quit acting like they have any substance, because they don’t.

            • September 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm

              Again nintendow my point is that sanders is on tv everyday!
              He comes from Vermont so he does not have to worry about re ekection for senate!
              And who said anything about a primary from sanders?
              I think he might do the general election, or is thinking about a third party!

              Furthermore, their are several other democratic senators that are running for senate re ekection, why are they not in tv everyday!

              If you don’t know just say so and stop your insults!

              • 179 nintendowii10
                September 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

                Oh geez… where did I ever insult you? I’ve insulted the hair on fire memes from the MSM/PL that you’re espousing as if they have any substance.

                There have been plenty of Democrats making the rounds on TV, I’ve seen them on Reverend Al’s show. Heck Debbie Wasserman Shultz has been making the media rounds as well, Sanders isn’t the only politician going on TV.

                Also, another problem with your meme is that it ignores Republicans. Republicans are also going on TV everyday as well, to bash and attack the President.

                And honestly, being on TV every day doesn’t make you a stellar politician. Alan Grayson was on all of the PL shows, yet he is currently an ex Congressman running to get his seat back. Most Americans don’t have the luxury of turning on TV and watching their politicians go back and forth with the other side, as a matter of fact, a good amount of the American voters hate this partisan back and forth bickering.

                I apologize if my responses were offensive, I just wanted to point out that you’re pushing memes with zero substance and that is being counterproductive, especially right now when we need to be pushing the AJA.

                • September 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm

                  We are talking past each other!
                  And btw: panicking is what I do, I have PTSD from being in both wars!
                  I got a bronze star and I am a 100% disabled veteran!
                  All I want is some, just a little respect!

              • September 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

                Seriously, Jovie. Relax. Even if Sanders got the money or the balls to run, he’d get NOWHERE. Nobody but shitfaced Hamster and Punkass Adam Greed and asshats like Too Many M&Ms would vote for him. Translation: people who wouldn’t vote for PBOif their grannies lit a fire under them. Sanders is a disgusting, sick and meaningless joke. Don’t raise your blood pressure over meaningless freaks.

                • September 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm

                  It probably will not happen but a third party candidate has killed al gore in 2000! Just that mere 2% swung the election to bush!
                  All I sm saying is, I dont trust him!

                  • 183 nintendowii10
                    September 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

                    Third party candidates didn’t defeat Barack Obama in 2008. Did Cynthia McKinney’s bid spell the death keel for Barack Obama in 2008, regarding his campaign?

                    The only places I’ve seen third party candidates being spoilers after that 2000 debacle is local and state level races. Like the races in which deadbeat dad Joe Walsh and loose lips governor LePage won by razor thin margins.

                    As for not trusting Sanders, that’s your choice, but as I posted below to lisa, he did have the President’s back and was defending AJA on Rev. Al’s show today. I believe Sanders has been getting the blowback for posturing against PBO’s politics, which would explain why he’s got PBO’s back on the AJA. Sanders might disagree with PBO on policy, but he is far removed from being a PL, don’t forget, that the PL threw him under the bus when he voted for the American Care Act.

                • 184 nintendowii10
                  September 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

                  I have to disagree with Sanders being a disgusting sick and meaningless joke. For all of the stuff he has said against President Obama, for the most part it has been over personal differences over politics. And FWIW, Sanders did have POTUS back on AJA when he was on Rev. Al’s show earlier this evening. I believe that Sanders has been getting a lot of blowback from bashing the President, and sees that attacking the President will get him nowhere.

                  Also FWIW, I haven’t seen Sanders engage in the same type of character attacks that we’ve seen from Michael Moore and the professional left. As I’ve stated, it just seems to be personal differences over politics, which makes him far removed from being a PL.

      • 185 anniebella
        September 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        Stop worrying Jovie.

        • 186 anniebella
          September 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

          Carville need to take his ugly self some where and shut his freaking mouth up. No one has ask for his opinion, have they? Have the President ask for Carville opinion? I don’t think so.

          • 187 nintendowii10
            September 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm

            Carville worked for President Clinton, and we’ve seen how jealous Bill has had over how much more success President Obama has had at getting things done than Clinton. PBO got healthcare passed, which Clinton failed on. PBO also got card check and financial reform, also where Clinton failed, as well as DADT repeal. It sounds to me that Carville is just channeling the bitterness from the Clintoncrats because they have been rendered irrelevant, and that’s because PBO defeated the Clinton machine in 2008.

    • 188 Eleroy
      September 16, 2011 at 12:19 am

      Carville is NOT aa Democrat!!! He is a professional hustler who happens to have enriched himself and found notoriety in concert with Bill Clinton!!!

      Carville DOES NOT have President Obama’s best interests at heart!!! Carville is all about Carville and any one willing to give him the big bucks and keep him relevant!!!

  39. September 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Good news, senate just passed the FAA and highway bill and sent it to the presidents desk!

  40. 191 nintendowii10
    September 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Mayor Bloomberg is a reasonable guy. He gives the President credit for doing his best and caring for us, and he even said that he is our elected President.

    Looks like Bloomberg is shaping up for a 2016 run. 2012 has been ruled out because he’s been positive of the President, and has even channeled a lot of the President’s ideals: working with each other, being respectful, etc.

    • 192 theo67
      September 16, 2011 at 3:07 am

      I don’t trust Bloomberg, because he’s aligned with that group “no labels”, and there are some very fishy characters in there. I’d rather focus on O’Malley for 2016 – after 2012 is locked in, of course.

  41. 193 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Brian Williams quoting Corny and Tavis in hit piece against against the President.So fucking happy the President reminded his ass that he is President of ALL fucking people

    Lester Holt shut up fool.I know you’re getting paid to do this shit but gtfooh and tell this idiot that he needs to pay attention when he says that the President is not getting “beaten down” 🙄 🙄 ;unaware or is it part of the plan? 🙄 that the President is not getting the full support he should get from HIS own party and that the Teahadists are out to get him.He needs to be reminded of Mtch McConnell’s pledge 🙄

    • 194 gcwp1
      September 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      I don’t know…just read on TPV that the upshot of a Dem meeting today, some recalcitrant Dems may line up behind Obama. That meme may be obsolete, than heaven.

  42. 195 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Vadum: Obama’s Jobs Bill Could Give ‘Un-American’ ACORN $15 Billion To Help Poor People Vote
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/vadum_obamas_jobs_bill_could_give_un-american_acor.php

  43. 198 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    ‘Sovereign Citizen’ And Former Mayoral Candidate Indicted For Fraud After Posing As Fanny Mae
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/sovereign_citizen_and_former_mayoral_candidate_ind.php

    GOP Rep. Calls Labor Law The ‘Economic Death Penalty’ As House Votes To Protect Union-Busting
    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/15/320467/economic-death-penalty-nlrb/

    FAA Worker Blasts GOP Over Anti-Union Demands: ‘That Doesn’t Pass The Weasel Test’
    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/08/03/287125/faa-worker-blasts-gop-over-anti-union-demands-that-doesnt-pass-the-weasel-test/

  44. 199 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Perry’s Muddled Stance On Afghanistan: Bring The Troops Home…But Not Now…And Maybe Leave 40,000
    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/09/15/320491/perry-muddles-stance-afghanistan/

    Graham: I’m ‘disappointed’ with Perry’s stance on Afghanistan
    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/09/13/graham_i_m_disappointed_with_perry_s_stance_on_afghanistan

    try again 🙄
    Rick Perry clarifies: No speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan
    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/09/15/rick_perry_clarifies_no_speedy_withdrawal_from_afghanistan

    Rick Perry Exclusive: The GOP’s Fiery Front-Runner on His Rise, Record and Rhetoric
    http://swampland.time.com/2011/09/15/rick-perry-exclusive-the-gops-fiery-front-runner-on-his-rise-record-and-rhetoric/

    • 200 AnitaW
      September 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Have you noticed that there is not much from the GOP candidates since POTUS released his American Jobs Act? They are seriously playing catch up, which is why they continue to focus on social issues. This will work with that rabid bunch of tea partiers, but not during a general election.

  45. 201 AnitaW
    September 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I watched the ceremony and read the background on CPL Meyers. I was extremely emotional reading about his efforts on behalf of both American and Afgan troops. Also, not sure if anyone noticed, but he looked as if he was having a difficult time maintaining his composure as the citation was being read. It was a lovely ceremony.

  46. 202 Fred
    September 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    GRAPH: Obama ‘Withdrawal’ Plan Would Leave More Troops In Afghanistan Than When He Began His Presidency
    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/06/22/250807/obamas-troop-reduction-afghanistan/

    Rick Perry, the “hawk internationalist”
    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/08/10/rick_perry_the_hawk_internationalist

    Perry, Like Bush In 2000, Promises No ‘Military Adventurism’
    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/08/29/307033/perry-claims-he-rejects-%e2%80%98military-adventurism%e2%80%99-but-he-also-advocates-military-solution-for-iran/

    good afternoon;evening and night TOD family 🙂


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