34 Responses to “pass. the. bill.”

  1. 1 COS
    October 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I am happy that Mr. Schumer cited that double digit poll regarding confidence in the Dems on creating jobs.

  2. October 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    What? Democratic unity? Democrats that have the President’s back? I think I see a unicorn. *faints*

    • October 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      It’s maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagic!

    • October 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      i think this one has a sledge hammer.

      • 5 Mel
        October 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        I think it’s the mother of all Ha, ha, ha most Americans are paying attention , but, but the MSM it’s to fucking bussy traying
        to tell us otherwise. PBO KNOWS THAT MOST aMERICANS want this AJA bill pass PRONTO and si se puede.

    • 6 chiara
      October 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      It’s my understanding that there was not unity because Mary Landrieu and others said they wouldn’t support it because they were protecting the big oil companies and their apparent need to keep their grubby fingers on our tax money.

      I thought I read that Reid had to scrap all of President Obama’s “pay for” plans, which included closing loopholes, ending oil subsidies, etc, and swap all that with a “millionaire surtax” in order to get those Dems on board. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with a millionaire surtax but it’s a huge mistake to not fix all of the inequities that the President was trying to fix. I mean have they been watching the Occupy Wall Street protests???

      While the President has the majority of the American people behind him and supporting his Jobs Act, he still has to contend with Democratic politicians who put the massive profits of corporations above the needs of their constituents.

      • 7 Mel
        October 5, 2011 at 9:43 pm

        I am not worried about Mary, because this bill will pass with or without her, and she has to tell the VETS
        that she does not care for them that her job in congress is only to protect the OIL COMPANIES.

        • 8 chiara
          October 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm

          Yes, I do think eventually she’ll get what’s coming to her but it is a shame and I think a big mistake to take out all the other tax provisions that Obama was advocating for. People are sick of special interests getting all the breaks and Mary is a perfect example of it. Our President was trying to close some of those special advantages for the rich, for corporations etc, and I do think that politically it is a huge mistake for Democrats in Congress to be seen as catering to those special interests. There is gigantic discontent out in the country and right now much of it is aimed at Republicans but not all of it and it could turn sharply on Democrats if they don’t wise up. When that happens, even if President Obama is trying to do the right thing all that discontent will be aimed at him too and it will be because of folks like Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich and Jim Webb.

  3. October 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    OOOHRAH!! Go Democrats~ President Obama & US !!

  4. 10 COS
    October 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    The Dems seem to be united for the most part.

  5. 11 Ladyhawke
    October 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Press Secretary Jay Carney gave a wonderful answer to a question from reporter April Ryan about President Obama and the race issue today. Jay basically said it’s not something they are focused on. For PBO, it’s not about him, it’s about the American people. That’s what he is focused on. (Nicely done Jay).

    Q And I want to ask you one more question. As you are actively involved in campaigning now, 13 months out — the administration, President, to include the campaign has said this is going to be a hard-fought election. Has there been attacks on this President or the presidency in regards to issues of race? Do you think it’s both? Or do you think it’s just one?

    MR. CARNEY: Honestly, April, we’re just not focused on that, not because it’s not a question that you might ask, but because this President firmly believes that Americans out there have serious challenges and problems that need to be addressed. And he’s been hired to lead the country and to address these challenges, and he’s not worried about himself at all. He’s worried about a recovery that’s not moving quick enough, unemployment that’s unacceptably high. And he feels like if he puts forward ideas and articulates them well and convinces Congress to take them up and pass them, and that, in turn, results in some much needed help for the American people, some much needed help for this economy, and for those who are looking for work, that that — that would be a big success, and that’s why he’s focused on that.

    So he doesn’t — I mean, campaigning is one thing. And he’s obviously going to engage in the campaign, and he’s — and he has campaign events. But, I mean, I just know, from spending so much time with him, this is not about him. It is not at all about him. It is about the reason he got in to begin with, which was he saw leadership in Washington that had sort of taken its eye off the ball, both on our domestic issues and our national security issues; that we were — that the middle class was falling behind; that in a decade where the wealthiest Americans had seen their incomes and their share of the country’s wealth expand dramatically, the middle class had been running in place or falling behind.

    And so that’s what he really is focused on. He doesn’t — we don’t spend any time talking about the kinds of issues that you’re raising.

    Q But wait a minute, what we’re seeing — and many people have remarked we’ve seen attacks on this President that we have not seen with other presidents before. And this is a question — if you attack him with his race, is that an attack on the presidency? Because he is the President of the United States.

    MR. CARNEY: I think, again, we’re just — it’s not the kind of thing we’re focused on. Politics is — can be a rough-and-tumble business, but it’s a business that, at its best, is engaged in doing right by the American people. So that’s what he’s focused on.

    Thanks very much, guys.


    • 12 theo67
      October 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      Jay gets to the heart of the matter. I loved Gibbs because he was loyal to the President and a great source of moral support, since he’d been with the President forever. But, I have to admit, I like Jay’s style with these jackals. He’s to the point, doesn’t suffer fools gladly, and he’s got the President’s back. Good pick for Gibbs’ successor.

      • October 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm

        He is a great spokesperson for the President. His words reflect the man that we know and love in President Obama. I liked Gibbs’ good nature and loyalty to the President, too. President Obama makes very good choices regarding the people that he knows he has to count on.

        Despite all of the turmoil that President Obama has had to endure, the past four years that we have known him has brought a great deal of joy and pride to all of us who love and respect President Obama.

      • October 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

        My sentiments exactly. I had written another post regarding same. However, I don’t see it yet.

    • 15 utaustinliberal
      October 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Jay is just AMAZING!

    • 16 Mel
      October 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      I do not understand April she is always asking questions about race It’s NOT PBO that will be able to solve
      the rarce issue in this Nation it’s the American people we I’am speaking as a Mexican American. I understand the race issue.

  6. 17 Me4obama
    October 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I just read on Twitter that Steve Jobs is DEAD? Is this TRUE?

  7. 27 Me4obama
    October 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Please someone confirm to me that Steve Jobs in NOT Dead!!! 😯 😦

  8. 32 anniebella
    October 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    PASS THE BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 33 Mel
      October 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Right now I want this BILL PASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!tweet, tweet. tweet I E mailed Boehner this morning
      and I will do it over and over.

  9. October 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    funny how congressional Dems are co-opting PBO’s numbers…….. “By double digits, the American people have more faith in the President and Democrats to create jobs”————-riiiiiiiiiiiiight. 🙄

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