346 Responses to “news conference”


  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Pass. This. Bill.

  2. 2 Linda
    October 6, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Look at upChuck Todd….gag me.

  3. 3 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Senators should explain WHY they are voting against the American Jobs Act when independent experts tell us it will help create jobs.

  4. 4 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

    The first question blames the President and not the Repubs. I am sick of the so called journalists!!!!!

    • October 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

      I loathe these media hacks. But POTUS handles his business, and shows these clowns up for the mediocrity and pathetic jobs they are doing to report FACTS. Total GOP water carriers….

    • 6 Mel
      October 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      PBO was brilliant as usual, Jake, taper was there siting with a long facw, Bill Plant lies like hell. Chuckie wanted to
      be confrontentional , but, biut, PBO put Every member of Congress on NOTICE that if they VOTE against the
      AJA BILL they wiil have to explain to us WHY?, and Yes PBO give some homework to do for the MSM to do their
      own fucking honest REPORTING in telling us the truth. I am very confident with PBO and I hope every teacher in
      the Country tweet or e mail their REPS I have E mailed Boehner 4 times all ready so TWEET away good TOD
      people we can win.

  5. 7 Linda
    October 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I can’t watch….

  6. October 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Morning Family!
    Was that ‘journalist’ who asked the President ‘Wouldn’t it be easier to …’ trying to tell the president how to operate as opposed to shining light on the situation as it currently is??????

  7. 10 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    AP dumbly asks why Obama doesn’t work with Repubs to reach agreement instead of taking jobs bill to the American people. Has AP been hanging out under a rock??? Has he not noticed the complete obstruction and refusal by the Repubs to work with Obama on ANYTHING??? Stupid in the extreme.

    • 11 Fred
      October 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

      AP is owned by a RW tool if not Murdoch I believe

      • 12 Mel
        October 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

        FRED you are right I have never trusted the AP, but most of the MSM run with whatever garbage or lies
        the AP writes, But PBO handle this jerk nicely.

        • 13 Fred
          October 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

          yep you are right about the MSM running blindly with whatever crap the AP comes up with that day.Yahoo is utter sh!t as well nowadays

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      …..However, AP’s inane question gave the President the opportunity to beetcch slap AP and everyone else who thinks or displays this particular, umm, mentality. The President was thorough and made the questioner look like the tool that he is.

    • 15 utaustinliberal
      October 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      AP is a rightwing rag

    • 16 jeff
      October 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      I think that AP along with most of the media has become some of the worse journalists I’ve ever seen. Lets just go back in the time of the Iraq war, the media was spinning as much as possible that this was a justifiable reason to go in. I personally found myself at the time thinking maybe it was but the more I learned the more I turned against it. Needless to say I feel that its ridicules for AP to make this statement and it reeks of opinion which the media seems to cling to while abandoning the facts all to often.

  8. October 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    So sweet that the President is using the opportunity to re-EDUCATE those (journalists) who still haven’t gotten the message. 🙂 🙂 Press on Professor President!

  9. 18 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    God bless this President.

  10. 19 HZ
    October 6, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Morning Chips and TOD Family,

    I did not like his attitude in the way he asked the President the question. No respect for this President. I dislike them so much.HZ

  11. 20 collegekay
    October 6, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Can you please update me on the Qs and As. I am in class.

  12. 22 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Ugh Chuckles toad!

  13. 23 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Now Chuck Todd!

    • October 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Chuck wants to know if PBO is concerned that people didn’t respond to his call to call the Congress in the same way they did the first time he asked. Implication – PBO is losing his touch.

      • October 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

        PBO replied that people are frustrated and skeptical, since the response to their crashing the systems previously was weak.

      • 27 Puddin'
        October 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

        What rock is chuckie under…the other day it was reported that calls to congress (in many forms) is up 547%! And I know he has been getting an ear full…there people are a joke.

  14. October 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Actually, when you think of it, the unprepared journalist are giving PBO another opportunity to share the message that he’s taking around the country. So, in fact, if their intent is to stop him from taking it to the country, they are majorly failing!! You go Prez! 😆 😆

    • 29 HZ
      October 6, 2011 at 11:16 am

      Great point vcorezofan2. Good Morning.HZ

      • October 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

        Morning HZ. Hope you are having a good day! I’m trying to hang in to the end on this presser, which is easier to do when the Pres is answering. Once the faux-journalists start to question I have to really, really grit my teeth

        • 31 HZ
          October 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

          Morning vcprezofan2. I started off just great, then the jackals come up. I had to grab a pill. Oh vcprezofan2, I am so tired of these people trying to make POB look and feel bad. These people disgust me.

          But I just work even harder. Make some more calls today. I have a phone banking on the 12th to prepare my physical body. I get so upset VcPF2. I can’t wait for Nov 2012 to come. I just get so sick of these people.

          I hope you are doing fien. I know that we are going to make it. If POB can continue to go on, I know we ccan also.HZ

    • 32 Obama Grandmama
      October 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      I used to be upset by the stupid questions of the journalists, but then realized PBO has got it. They are not going to trip him up. His answers are straight forward with detail that explains the situation beyond the GOP talking points. That is because he is intelligent, and honestly trying to do the best for all of us. He does not have to watch his back and try to remember what he said last due to the fact that he is telling the truth. He can re-educate the public and use the journalists simplistic GOP talking point questions to frame his answers in a way that is hard to do on his own. The media is actually HELPING him by asking dumb questions.

    • October 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Yes, as usual the willfully ignorant press whores are setting themselves up to be schooled by President Obama and therefore getting his message out to the American People. The whorepress are such tools and Pres Obama knows how to use them

  15. 35 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Now Chuck Todd. The President understands about why people are frustrated!!!

  16. 36 HZ
    October 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

    He is putting Chuck and stupid question. You go Mr. President.

  17. 37 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Chuck Todd saying no one is calling Congress to push the AJA, asks if Obama is worried that he is no longer persuasive. Chuck Todd must have taken some Repub’s word on that. Inexcusable.

    • 38 prettyfoot58
      October 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

      HAHAHAHA…WHAT A QUESTION…..TODD IS STUPID…

    • 39 Mel
      October 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Well Chuckie knows that this is bullshit, he is a tool for the GOP make no mistake and Chuck thinks he is so
      fucking important, so let’s show this idiot that We the American are RESPONDING and we know what’s is
      hapening the RW’S have said NO. NO. NO> and NO to everything this President has proposeed.

  18. October 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

    The minute this speech is over, we hit the phones, tweets, and email. We need to spend every spare moment doing this until the bill passes.

    We also need to brainstorm ideas for getting others involved, we can use this blog as a sounding board.

    Finally – has anyone at OFA been involved in a phone banking effort for the Jobs Bill.

  19. 43 HZ
    October 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    You know, our POTUS is too goo for these news people. He is the student in the classroom who pays attention, does the assignments, does his homework, and participate in the classroom in a responsibile way.HZ

  20. 45 Olivia
    October 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Chuck Todd apparently is not aware of TOD Army…

  21. October 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Chuck Todd thinks PBO has lost his power of persuasion because the phones are not ringing of the hook like during the debt ceiling crisis.

    PBO is slapping that BS down but good.

  22. 54 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Obama says that Amer. people have seen that even when the Amer people agree with Obama, as polls indicate, that Repubs still refuse to act.

  23. October 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Chuck Todd, one of the worlds greatest journalist……..NOT!
    Good morning ya’ll. Late start again and what do i wake up to. Chuckie asking the President a dumb ass question. What a way to start my day.

  24. October 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Now a question from Jackie Colmes about #OccupyWallSt

    PBO’s acknowledging that Americans are frustrated about our financial system.

  25. October 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Female journalist wants to know if PBO is aware of OWS.

  26. October 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

    It’s frustrating, though no longer surprising, that all these journalists ALWAYS convey a confrontational tone with this administration, versus a tone where they are trying to advance and bring clarity to the dialogue.

    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      October 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      It’s because they are so out-classed by the President and his spokespeople. They have to act stern and serious, because inside they feel like little girls and boys. I detest them. Not a good one in the whole current bunch of jackals in the White House Press Corps.

      • 76 I Love OCD
        October 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

        I also think they know he’s brighter and more prepared than they are, and it pisses them off, but not enough to actually study the topic and ask meaningful questions. Like journalists do. I’m old, I remember when the press was smart, and prepared, and dedicated to the truth. I wish it wasn’t just a fond memory!!!!!

  27. 77 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    October 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

    AM LISTENING TO PBO ON CNN…THESE REPORTERS ARE DISGUSTING…CHUCK TODD IS SO DISRESPECTFUL. BUT, OUR AWESOME PBO IGNORES IT AND CONTINUES HIS WALK WITH GRACE! GOD LOVE HIM!

  28. 78 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Jake the Fake crapper

  29. 82 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

    These reporters blame the President but they never blame the Repubs in Congress.

  30. October 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

    ConcernTroll Tapper also wants to know why didn’t PBO prosecute Wall St crooks that making the OWS crowd so unhappy?

    DUH.

    PBO whips him aside by saying that a lot of what WS did was NOT ILLEGAL. It was immoral, irresponsible and has disastrous effects, but it wasn’t outside the law. Which is EXACTLY why we needed Dodd-Frank.

    • 87 nintendowii10
      October 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

      and POTUS said that he can’t go around saying “Prosecute somebody.”

      Not to mention how much in taxpayer dollars it would cost to prosecute everyone who committed illegal acts.

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      Interesting. I thought the corporate media was completely confused as to what the OWS protesters wanted. Now, they seem to understand it so well they need to question the president as to why he hasn’t acted on their behalf.

    • 90 jacquelineoboomer
      October 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks – I just tweeted that to Jake the Fake:

      @jaketapper If u didn’t get PBO, much of what WS did=immoral, irresponsible, w/disastrous effects but NOT ILLEGAL & why we have Dodd-Frank.

  31. 91 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Thanks everyone for commenting, as I cannot view the presser.

    I think it’s hilarious that one of the “concerns” of the so-called media is the fact that the President of the United States is speaking directly to the American people. They don’t even realize how pathetic they sound. 😆

    Sorry knuckleheads, there’s a new order. Get with it or get gone.

  32. 93 GGail
    October 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

    The President is holding his own! Tapper needs to prosecuted!

  33. October 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

    For the number of times the President has tried to educate these journalist, someone should tell them that their inability to learn is on constant display. Meta, you do a good and fast job on Twitter, how about it???! 😉 Not that they will get it, but the President keeps teaching, and RETEACHING, them at each Presser I watch, and the pattern doesn’t change. Slow learners, the bulk of them! Nothing wrong with being a slow learner, but it would be encouraging to have one or two average journalists in the bunch.

  34. 107 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:39 am

    The GOP Press Corps are concern trolling because he has been going around their backs and taking his case straight to the American people and locally state by state.

    Look at the respect that the local media outlets give the President when he sits down with them, no pathetically stupid questions, whereas these national media stars ask questions that are essentially coming off of blogs, like Jake the Fake Crapper’s question about why POTUS didn’t prosecute everyone on Wall Street, and Solyndra and Fast and Furious.

  35. 109 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

    UGH enough about Solyndra already!!!!

  36. 113 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

    The journalist ask questions about why there isn’t immediate results when other countries look to the future. I think they want America to fail.

  37. 115 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:44 am

    After a comprehensive response to Tapper’s Solyndra question, here’s another question by another “reporter” on Solyndra. They only care about the subjects they think can shed bad light.

  38. 116 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    What they don’t understand is that even by asking why PBO doesn’t prosecute Wall Street is they’re helping him. The whole conversation has changed. They don’t get it.

  39. 117 COS
    October 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    It is time for Bill Plant to retire.

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Yes, if repetitions are all he can come up with, especially when the answers have just been given!

    • 119 utaustinliberal
      October 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Yes! Yes! Yes! I remember when Gibbs was the Press Sec and Plante would disrespect him by not putting his phone on silent/vibrate and sometimes he would take calls during the press briefings. The nerve of him!

  40. October 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    You know these fifth columnist hacks are just going to ask only the same sort of stupid questions any of the serious issues. Time to stop venting over these cretins and start contacting your congress critters.

  41. October 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    They broke the mold when our President was created! EVERY single question if an attack, yet Pres Obama is not fazed! Everybody is following up on the previous faux-journalist’s question. THIS is one reason I don’t normally watch the President when he faces these jackals. My (previously unused) anger swells to a point where I feel like I’m going to explode, They are SOOO persistently ignorant and oppositional, and repetitive that it smacks almost of a combined effort to find a weakness.

  42. 123 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Now Bill Plant asking if POTUS is campaigning as opposed to negotiating (AJA)… the GOP Press Corps are certifiable.

    • 124 COS
      October 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

      You can tell PBO is being effective by taking it to the people, by all the complaints from these bozos.

    • 125 Fred
      October 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

      so my guess is Bill Plant’s GOP version of “negotiation” is “no” “hell no” and “dead on arrival” and it’s “my way and my way alone” huh?

  43. October 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    How long has Bill Plant been around? since the Flintstones. Bye boy!

    • October 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Ametia, I believe Bill Plant has been around since the early eighties. He is at CBS. Never liked his reporting. He needs to leave and let it go. I am not down on older people, I am one, but he is not advancing the conversation for the times that he is presently in with his role.

      He is not a very good journalist. This generation needs and wants someone reporting fair, factual, and not gossip information. This climate in our country and world needs great reporting, especially with such a great leader as our President.

      • 129 conlakappa
        October 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

        He has been around a lot longer than that. Don’t let his freshened-up-back-in-the-1990s hairdo deceive.

      • 130 57andFemale
        October 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm

        Bill Plante is older than dirt. He was doing the news in Milwaukee I think, when I was a teenager. I’m 61. Then he went to CBS either nationally or in Chicago — since I’ve lived in Chicago since 1972 I may be a bit confused. But he goes back to well before the 80’s.

  44. 131 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Bill Plante, CBS, saying there’s no chance for AJA to pass, looks like President Obama is out there campaigning, why is he out there talking to the Amer people about jobs. Are these reporters really this dumb, as dumb as they sound, as bitter as they seem?

    • October 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

      I just think they’ve run out of ideas because they believe their jobs are about drumming up scandal and crisis instead of informing. They don’t have any other drum to bang.

      • October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

        HA! PBO gives them all a “homework assignment.” Go and ask the Rs what their jobs plan is and then go and have it scored by CBO.

        LOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

        “If Congress does something, then I can’t run against a do-nothing Congress. If they ARE a do-nothing Congress, then they ought to be run out of town.”

        BAM!!!!!!!!!

      • October 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        Exactly, Meta. They need to find another job. Some people do not realize when their time is up. Move on with something that gives you a real passion to wake up to do each day, otherwise move out of the way.HZ

  45. October 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Bill Plante asks a question designed to make it look like all PBO cares about is campaigning rather than negotiating.

    PBO: Negotiation is great, but Republicans have to DO something.

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      meta, it’s just another example of moving the goalposts. He negotiated and negotiated with the party of no, in good faith, time after time and they criticized him for that,too.

  46. 143 Fred
    October 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

    gawd these “reporters” will make you question your sanity.I mean I have never seen so many idiots reunited in one room but for our POTUS 😯

  47. 145 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Bill Plant needs to direct his question to Michele Bachmann who is a House Rep campaigning for President and NOT doing her job as a Congress rep… but that would mean that Plant would need to get his head out of the elephant’s rear end.

  48. 148 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Now he is telling them to go the the Congress and ask them where their bill is and have it checked out. The journalists won’t do their jobs.

  49. October 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Thank YOU, for once he’s telling these do-nothing reporters to go ask the repubs what’s their job plan.

  50. October 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Lord, help me! Another stupid question about the President not negotiating if he’s traveling around the country repeating ‘Pass the jobs bill.’
    These people obviously do NOT review their performances after a Presser, or they are blind to their ignorance when they do!! It’s like they are chasing their tails, presser after presser – NO PROGRESS!! I can’t stand this anymore!!! I hate having to hear the same thing over and over and over again! Eeeek!

    • October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Well, don’t you remember all those press conferences when they really put the screws to Georgr W. Bush for not negotiationg with the Dems in Congress? How disappointed they were in him for taking a hard line on an issue? Same sort of thing.

  51. 152 MTmarilyn
    October 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    If Congress does something I can’t run against a “Do nothing Congress”.

    • 153 nintendowii10
      October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

      “If Congress does nothing, it’s not a matter of me campaigning against them, the American people will run them out of town.” Fucking RIGHT ON Mr. President!

  52. 154 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    HOMEWORK FOR THE JACKALS…….

    He’s giving a homework assignment to the jackals. YES, YES, YES, YES, YES……

    If the GOP doesn’t like the American Jobs Act what’s their jobs plan. What would they do? Why don’t you guys ask them and have their plan scored to see how many jobs it will create.

  53. October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Ha ha PBO gives the White house jackals homework. Take that GOP stenographers!!

  54. October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    OMG KAPOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

    POTUS just gave the kiddie press a homework assignment

    GO ASK ECONOMIST WHAT THE REPUBLICANS JOB PLAN CONTAINS AND HOW IT WILL HELP AMERICANS!

    Now runtellat, Billie Plant1 BWA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  55. 162 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Repubs cannot say why they’re not interested in putting teachers back in classroom, construction workers back to work etc., that their only proposal is to remove all regulations again as if that was going to create jobs right now. Obama is saying to have all the independent economists evaluate Repubs “jobs plan” and see if they think any jobs will be created and economy will improve. Obama said he saw some smirks out there in his press audience because they know what economists would say about any Repub “plan”—-which creates no jobs.

  56. October 6, 2011 at 11:52 am

    HA! PBO gives them all a “homework assignment.” Go and ask the Rs what their jobs plan is and then go and have it scored by CBO.

    LOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “If Congress does something, then I can’t run against a do-nothing Congress. If they ARE a do-nothing Congress, then they ought to be run out of town.”

    BAM!!!!!!!!!

  57. 168 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Bill Plante looks really angry at President Obama. Looks personal and unprofessional.

    • 169 nintendowii10
      October 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

      He’s mad because Barack SCHOOLED his old ass and shamed him. It has happened to many others, especially the loud emoprogs… Tavis, West, Waters come to mind.

    • 173 Fred
      October 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

      well that’s what happens when you are exposed for the arrogant republican hack and lazy fool that Plant is 😉

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      And Billie boy’s getting schooled by PBO, and that’s why he’s mad. No matter how much garbage he and the Chuckie Ts, and Jake Ts, are fed, they don’t contribute anything to the issues that Americans are facing. Tune out these mofos, and let the big boys run the show! LOL

  58. October 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

    PBO is looking super hawwwwwt today. He’s always hawt of course, But today, there is sexier edge. What say you folks?

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      MEGA HAWTTTTT TODAY, Zizi! LOL Especially when he’s handing the kiddie the asses on a hot skittle. OMG Pa-ki-stan.

    • 177 dotster3
      October 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      I have never seen a time when he hasn’t been impressive—–outer and inner beauty and a magnificent brain always on display and an amazing ability to address issues and answer questions in the most brilliant manner possible.

  59. 178 donna dem 4 obama
    October 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Keep it coming y’all I’m at work and cannot watch right now. It sounds like PBO is kicking their collective butts!

  60. 181 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    President Obama is so brilliant. It’s just fascinating to watch him handling the jackals. Just try to imagine Rich Romney or Ponzi Perrry or “Herb” Cain giving an hour and a half press conference without any notes.

    • 182 Obama Grandmama
      October 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      My thoughts exactly! It’s hard for the GOP to keep things straight when all they are talking about is GOP talking points and trying to fit them to the specific audience instead of just truth telling.

  61. 183 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I can see why POTUS doesn’t do pressers much, they do nothing but concern troll and carry water for the GOP. That’s why he’s got Jay Carney.

  62. 184 Fred
    October 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Salon goes after Harris-Perry again & compares her to Ann Coulter after Comparing Her To Bachmann 😯 😯 😯

    http://politics.salon.com/2011/10/06/mr_insensitivity_meets_the_academy/

  63. 186 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Last question on economic probs in Europe and how it is affecting U.S. Obama saying that their politics are tough, need agreement in 27 parliaments, they need to act fast, expecting that they will have a clear resolution by time of upcoming mtg. But as we’ve seen, we’re all inter-connected and what goes on there affects us here (see stock mkt).

  64. 187 COS
    October 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    OMG I love how he ended the presser.

    • 188 Ladyhawke
      October 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Wasn’t that great? President Obama is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him from taking his message directly to the American people. If this congress doesn’t want to be labeled a NO NOTHING CONGRESS than they need to DO SOMETHING. They can start by bringing the American Jobs Act up for a vote and getting it passed for the good of the country.

  65. 189 Olivia
    October 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Let the Twitter brigade begin in 3, 2, 1… TWEET AWAY!!!

  66. October 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    😆 😆 I just LOVE how the Pres walks off when he’s done! 😆

    See you all later!

  67. 192 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Ends with saying Congress needs to pass AJA. His intention is to keep pushing and wants an explanation why each segment of the bill is not acceptable, why they don’t want teachers and veterans to be put back to work etc., will keep pounding away.

  68. October 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Ha ha “I am going to keep at it until they do something, so that I won’t have to campaign against them as a do nothing congress”. Bullseye PBO

  69. 194 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Another excellent ass-kicking of the GOP Press Corps by POTUS. He is just too damn smart and intelligent for them, you can tell they long for the days of President Bush when he would crack jokes and make them laugh.

    Sorry jackals, NOT THIS POTUS! He wants to get things done and has had enough of your BS!

  70. 195 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Todd now defending his question, that the public isn’t pushing Congress, that Obama hasn’t been successful in persuading people to call, which is a lie, and then said the news Obama made was that there will be a vote on this in the Senate next week. Everyone needs to quadruple efforts—-contact every member of Congress. Keep pounding away with President Obama.

    • 196 dotster3
      October 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      And wouldn’t it be nice and helpful if all these Wall St. protesters could join this effort to pound away at Congress and do something helpful and concrete to aid the economy and this country instead of impersonating zombies and singing songs?

    • 197 nintendowii10
      October 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      I’ve been seeing commercials for AJA on TV… not cable news, but locally. Chuckles Toad is just mad because POTUS has been going local and ignoring the national level tabloid media like Toad.

  71. 198 Lorraine
    October 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I love this headline from the BBC.

    Obama lays down gauntlet to Senate on American Jobs Act

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15203542

  72. 199 Doris
    October 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    There’s a fight. Ed and Dylan, WoW.

  73. 202 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Did he spank the podium? (teehee)

  74. October 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Wow!! Are y’all watching MSNBC? Ed in a bight verbal fight with Dylan Ratigan!!! Fireworks.

  75. 211 taiping1
    October 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Good blog, update regularly, on GOP economic sabotage in its quest to defeat President Obama: http://www.republicanjobcreation.com/

  76. October 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Oh shut up Robert Reich. You were part of the Clinton administration that repealed Glass Steagall, that signed onto NAFTA and you have the gall t say the President’s proposals are modest? Nonsense.

    • 213 Ladyhawke
      October 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Is the press conference a sporting event?

      Immediately after we have to have the GASBAGS giving an analysis of how President Obama performed. It’s like the Olympics. Sometimes I expect to see the gasbags holding up a number on a piece of cardboard. Robert Reisch could hold up a “7” and then say. It would have been a 9 if President Obama had said x y and z. But right now I give him a “7”.

      If Robert Reich is so smart when wasn’t he the one answering questions from the press.

    • October 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Tell It zizi. Is Reich on teh twitter? If so, that would be a great tweet ?.

    • 215 57andFemale
      October 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Reich is definitely PL but he was out of the Clinton administration when Glass-Steagall was repealed. He was too liberal for the Clinton administration.

      He is a very intelligent man and should understand that to build progressive institutions, you have to un-do 40 years of Republican lies and it doesn’t happen overnight. He has that childish mindset that if Obama can’t perform miracles then let’s blame Obama.

      But he was never for repeal of Glass-Steagall. He was pushed out of the Clinton administration by more centrist economists.

  77. 216 Fred
    October 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    didn’t Ratigan work in WS? 🙄

    and Mr Reich not everyeffingbody suffers from selective memory to add to Zizi’s comment ^^^^

  78. 217 Me4obama
    October 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks to everyone for live blogging, I will watch the pressed later, busy at work.

  79. 218 Olivia
    October 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Toddles is getting eaten alive on Twitter #chucktoddquestions 😀

  80. October 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Remember yesterday when I called Cantor’s office and when I asked his aide for their different ideas on creating jobs (quoting Cantor), he hung up on me.

    Also,I made 9 calls yesterday to R’s offices and 6 to D’s offices…..all same message: Pass.The.Bill.

  81. October 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    So….

    We can’t contrl how the media spins the press conference, what dumb questions are asked, or what clips are shown on the evening news

    WE CAN CONTROL HOW WE REACT

    This is what we need to do every free minute we have

    1. Call your elected officials
    2. Call the Dems in the Senate who are not supporting the bill. – a list can be found here
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/05/contact-congress-address-phone-twitter.html#DEM-AJA
    3. Call the Republicans in Senate who have not signed the Grover Norquist Pledge (also on the page listed above)
    4. Tweet
    5. Fill out the contact forms at night after the phones close
    6. Send email to everyone you know asking them to support the President and call or email
    7. There is a wonderful postcard project started by GOSAL at teh OFA blog, make some AJA postcards and give them out at church, at family get togethers this weekend.
    8. I just talked to my OFA rep who said in Marin they are calling Democrats asking them to contact Congress in support of the bill.

    Post your ideas below.

  82. 224 Doris
    October 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Show them some love.

    Congresswoman Donna Edwards Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Reverse Citizens United

    http://www.pfaw.org/press-releases/2011/10/congresswoman-donna-edwards-introduces-constitutional-amendment-to-reverse-ci

  83. 226 anniebella
    October 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I know I have been on Ed’s case here lately, but he stood up for the President today, when the other jackasses were just looking to fine any fault with what the President said. Reich even tried to say the President didn’t show enough angry. What the hell have that got to do with anything? The little boy Dylan, I didn’t listen to a word he had to say. The President was right on and I hope he continue going to the people, telling them what the Republicans are doing. I listen to every word the President said and I give him a A+ for fighting for the middle class and poor.

    • 227 anniebella
      October 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      Keep fighting Mr. President cause I am going to keep doing what ever I can. Fighting right with you.

    • October 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      these complaints about Pres. Obama’s emotions are nothing more than saying, “why didn’t he express the WAY I FEEL?”

      • 229 anniebella
        October 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

        The President can’t go out there acting a fool all the time, he is the President. This is why I say you can’t please every body all the time, so why even try. If anyone want to see anger, get on the phone to the do nothing Congress and show them your anger. If Reich want to see anger, then let him show it.

    • 230 57andFemale
      October 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Then let Robert Reich run for office, try to represent everyone. See how far tantrums get him.

      What infuriates me is that Obama IS showing passion, emotion, pointing fingers where they need to be pointed — he’s done everything these asses asked of him. What the eff more do they want?!?!?!

  84. October 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    That last photo of PBO is KILLA!

  85. 235 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Oh lord….. 🙄 🙄

    Scott Brown: ‘Thank God’ Elizabeth Warren Didn’t ‘Take Her Clothes Off’

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/scott-brown-elizabeth-warren-senate_n_998048.html

  86. 241 Doris
    October 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Ed knocked it outta the park. Ratface couldn’t handle the truth.

  87. October 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Sorry if this has been posted, but there is a hilarious hashtag on twitter called #ChuckToddQuestions. Here’s one tweet:

    Mr. President, do you think Maxine Waters wears Dearfoams slippers and if not, will you give her a pair? #ChuckToddQuestions

  88. 247 Tally
    October 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Lots of tweets at @chucktodd:

    Mr. President, do you scratch an itch or ignore it? #ChuckToddQuestions

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  89. October 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Another #chucktoddquestions:

    Mr. President – Does my haircut make me look like Friar Tuck? Do you like my haircut in my commercial? #chucktoddquestions

  90. 249 Doris
    October 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for the vids Chips. I missed the beginning. Waiting for the whole presser.

  91. October 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The #chucktoddquestins have me crying:

    Mr President: um, um, um, Shit. #ChuckToddQuestions

  92. 252 eveingeorgia
    October 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Alright, that does it! Somebody, please tell me how to start “twittering”. Make it easy, cause I’m 64 years old.
    After listening to the press conference and then having the dubious delight of listening to Ratigan and Reich, I am literally ready to spit bullets. Ratigan wanted to know why all 35 trillion jobs (my exaggeration) could not be addressed in the AJA. When Ed (ED?) tried to explain they get into a shout fest. Ed goes back to his radio show, and then the supposedly rational Reich comes in to opine about how Obama was not passionate enough or some such foolishness.
    I didn’t hear Chuck Todd, glad I didn’t. But I am going to listen again, and I will want to tweet somebody. That is the only way I know to work off the frustration and anger. If nothing else, they need to know that many of us are on to them and do not approve.
    As always, PBO was eloquent, elegant, and electric. Did he really give them a homework assignment? Oh my!

    • 253 MTmarilyn
      October 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      I am 65 and have been doing it since May. It’s easy to start and just retweet the tweets you like. Once you get more comfortable you can send you own. I still mostly retweet. Start with the group that Chips has available. Good luck. I still feel overwhelmed but I love reading all the tweets others do.

      • October 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

        Perfect MTmarilyn, Im 68 and have been tweeting just a little while. Get in slowly. Pick people to follow starting with Barack Obama and then look for folks you know in media. I only know one of my followers personally. Like it that way, so I can say what I want. Just put @ before the name you want it to go to.
        bbbc

      • 255 57andFemale
        October 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm

        This 61 year old thanks you. I just haven’t had the time to learn how to do it.

        One question: are tweets considered text messages?

        • 256 geegee
          October 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm

          I am coming up on 69 (11/8), and have, of late, been seriously thinking of gettin my tweet on, lol. Question?: Can I view these tweets w/out being a tweeter? Thank-anyone!

          • October 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

            Hi Geegee, yes you can view tweets without being a tweeter!

            If you just click this link –

            http://twitter.com/#!/TheObamaDiary/tod-on-twitter

            – you’ll be able to read all the tweets from the list of people here and others, eg official White House accounts (including the President’s), Bob Cesca, Steve Benen, What Is Working, Pragmatic Obots, etc.

            You can also sign up for Twitter but never actually tweet, you’ll just be able to follow the people you like.

            Hope that helps Geegee 😉

          • October 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm

            Don’t sweat the age thingy geegee. i hit the 70 a coupla years back and i promise it won’t hurt. 😉

  93. October 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I love press conferences just to see my President’s mind and intellect at work. Thing of beauty.

  94. October 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    #chucktoddquestions

    “Mr President, I am jealous of your abs” “Chuck that is not a question” “Sorry Mr. President” #ChuckToddQuestions

  95. October 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    #chucktoddquestions

    Mr. President what is your stance on Black and White Cookies: delicious treat or awkward attempt to unite the races? #ChuckToddQuestions

  96. October 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    #chucktoddquestions

    Mr. President what race does Bo identify himself with?

    Mr. President, What’s the WH soup of the day?

    • 271 Ladyhawke
      October 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Mr. President,

      What’s your favorite color? And I have a follow-up Sir.

      Could you explain why your favorite color is (fill in the blank). And exactly how do you think this will impact the other colors in the spectrum.

  97. October 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    #chucktoddquestions

    Mr. President, what time is the 9:00 parade?

  98. 276 Olivia
    October 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Mr. President, FLOTUS was seen shopping at Target. Does that mean you are anti Wal-Mart? #chucktoddquestions

  99. October 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    #chucltoddquestions From our very own Tally:

    Mr. President, would you like to see my new “I ❤ the TeaParty” tattoo I have on my ass?

  100. October 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    #chucktoddquestions From Blackwaterdog:

    Mr. President, I’m so sad that both Christie and Palin are not running. Can you hug me?

  101. 280 Don
    October 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I remember years ago when journalist didn’t regularly get their asses handed to them during press conferences. These so-called journalist and their insipid questions are the equivalent of the guy holding up the “hey mom, look at me” sign at a football game.

  102. October 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Our hero Jay is also fighting back on Twitter today!!

  103. 285 Don
    October 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    #chucktoodquestions

    Mr. President, does this suit make me look fat?

  104. 289 Don
    October 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    #chucktoodquestions

    Mr. President, you do know that Spike Lee directed my MSNBC promo shot don’t you?

  105. 290 Me4obama
    October 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Am ROFLMAO on #ChuckToddQuestions

  106. October 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    #chucktoddquestions

    Mr. President: Where’s Waldo and why is he hiding?

  107. October 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Now OWS has their act together and I can actually get behind this:

    Occupy Austin: Goals and Demands
    1. This movement is about democracy. We demand that the government be truly responsive to those it represents. We demand an end to the massive corporate influence blocking the voice of the people by eliminating corporate personhood and limiting monetary contributions to political campaigns and lobbying.
    2. This movement is about economic security. We demand effective reforms to prevent banks and financial institutions from causing future economic crises.
    3. This movement is about corporate responsibility. We demand strict repercussions for corporations and institutions who cause serious financial damage to our country and its taxpayers.
    4. This movement is about financial fairness. We demand tax reforms to ensure that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.

  108. 300 dotster3
    October 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Love Carney’s tweets re. why won’t Obama just agree to Repub “jobs plan”:
    Eliminate rules that protect our air and water? Not a jobs plan.
    Rolling back Wall St. reform? Not a jobs plan.

  109. 301 Fred
    October 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    huh hum . . . 🙄

    http://www.newscom.com/nc/popupimgwatermark.action?inputPath=/db/WENN/wennengtop/docs/083/333.thm

    Woody Allen has confessed he’d love to cast First Lady Michelle Obama in his next movie – if he can write the perfect role for her.

    The Annie Hall director’s new film, Midnight in Paris, features a performance by Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    Allen decided on a whim to cast the politician’s wife as he shared a meal with the couple – and he’s adamant he’d make President Barack Obama’s wife a similar offer.

    He tells British TV show Daybreak, “If I was in a room with Michelle Obama and I thought she was right for a part,

    • 302 edp4bho
      October 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      No affront to Woody, but I don’t think he knows many black people, does he? Just sayin.

      • 303 Dakota
        October 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

        No he don’t! I stopped seeing his movies years ago after seeing “Manhattan” and there wasn’t a Black face in it! How you gon’ make a movie about Manhattan and you don’t even have a person of color walking down the street?

    • 304 JoJothecat
      October 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      As if….The first lady would not waste her time. She has a man and two kids to raise.

  110. October 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Interesting Greg Sargent column about Pres Obama’s challenge to media to have GOP “jobs plan” scored. A sampling:

    Pres Obama: “What I’ve tried to do is say, Here are the best ideas I’ve heard. Not just from partisans, but from independent economists. These are the ideas most likely to create jobsnow an strengthen the economy — right now. And that’s what the American peole are looking for.

    And the response from Republicans has been, “No.” Although they haven’t given any good reason why they’re opposed to putting construction workers back on the job or teachers back in the classroom. If you ask them, well okay, if you’re not for that, what are you for?

    The answer we’re getting right now is, “we’re going to roll back all these Obama regulations.” So their big economic plan to put people back to work right now is to roll back financial protections and allow banks to charge hidden fees on credit cards again? Or weaken consumer watchdogs?

    Or, alternatively, they’ve said, we’ll roll back regulations that make sure we have clean air and clean water. Eliminate the EPA. Does anybody really think that that is going to create jobs right now and meet the challenges of a global economy that is weakening, with all these forces coming in to play?

    Here’s a good question. Here’s a little homework assignment for folks. Go ask the Republicans what their jobs plan is, if they’re opposed to the American Jobs Act. And have it scored, have it assessed by the same independent economists that assessed our jobs plan. These indepenent economists say we can grow the economy by as much as 2 percent and as many as 1.9 million workers wold be back on the job. I think it would be interesting to have them do a similar assessment. Same people. Have those economists evaluate what over the next two years the Republican jobs plan would do. I’d be interested in the answer.

    I see some smirks in the audience, because you know that it’s not going to be real robust. The question is, Will Congress do something? If Congress does something, then I can’t run against a “do nothing” Congress. If Congress does nothing, then it’s not a matter of me running against them. I think the American people will run them out of town. Because they are frustrated. And they know we need to do something big and something bold.”

    Sargeant:
    This was greeted by some comments on Twitter about how “professor” Obama is assigning the media “homework.” But it was actually a revealing moment that’s worth dwelling on. Obama didn’t quite say it directly, but he was basically calling on the news media to take a real stand on a core question: Are Republicans really making a legitimate contribution to the debate over what to do about the economy? And he even called out reporters who, he said, already know the answer to that question. In so doing, Obama revealed palpable frustration with the state of our discourse, in particular the constant accusation that he is being “political” in pushing jobs proposals, simply because Republicans won’t pass them. His answer, translated, was: Can we all stop pretending that eliminating the EPA constitutes a jobs plan?

    It remains to be seen whether this kind of continued pressure on Congress will reverse Obama’s political fortunes, barring any easing of unemployment. As I’ve noted repeatedly, it’s likely that Obama will continue to pay the heaviest poltical price for the economy, even if Republicans and some Senate Dems are blocking Obama jobs proposals that have broad public support. Indeed, at another point during the presser, he essentially acknowledged this to be the case, suggesting that “cynicism” about his and the rest of the government’s failure to fix the jobs crisis would persist as long as Congress fails to act.

    But that aside, the challenge he presented to the media was certainly an interesting and relevant one.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/obama-to-media-stop-pretending-the-gop-has-a-real-jobs-plan/2011/03/03/gIQARDEVQL_blog.html

  111. October 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    These press corp dweebs don’t even know a news story when it hits them in the face. The president announced he was running against Congress! That was the “Truman Redux” story. Republican Congress critters either act on behalf of Americans and pass the jobs bill, or he runs against THEM as well as whatever moronic candidate they throw up. PBO knows the press corp toddlers won’t get the real story and will instead run around making stupid noises about “calls.” He hasn’t called Republicans to beg them, his people haven’t made enough calls, etc. etc. They are so mired in the mud, the real story goes right over their heads. In all of his teaching career, he probably never had a class so completely clueless. The president didn’t just put a line in the sand, he dug a trench. You either pass the bill, or I flatten you. Stupid, stupid children dressed up and pretending to be journalists think they’re going to “catch” this brilliant man. What a joke. I sent a tweet to Chuck Todd telling him he looks like a fool at WH pressers. A sad, little boy, mouthing right wing talking points, pretending to make sense.

  112. 308 Fred
    October 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    aw lawd Jesse.Perry has been radio silent on this issue so let his punk ass hide and not come out and say sh!t about until the G E next year when I bet he’ll find some “church” to apologize like Doug “tar baby” lamborn did
    I seem to remember then Senator Barack Obama making an historic race speech but bro you didn’t honestly expect the so-called “liberal” media to harp 24/7 on Perry’s NHead on ALL channels now did you? 🙄

    Jackson Wants An Apology From Perry

    Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) introduced a resolution on Thursday calling on Texas governor Rick Perry to apologize for not immediately “doing” away with a rock bearing the inappropriate name of his family’s hunting camp.

    The resolution will be considered by the House of Representatives next week.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/rick-perry-hunting-camp-resolution-to-be-taken-up-by-house-next-week/2011/10/06/gIQA7IcPQL_blog.html

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/957

  113. 311 Bobfr
    October 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    One wonders if Chuckles and the other #NEWSTAINER stenographers realize that far more people see them being deservedly mocked on Twitter than see them on any other media. That trend will continue to grow 😀

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

  114. October 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    So – since the President’s speech – how many phone calls, emails, and tweets have each of us sent?

    We need to stay focused here. I am much less concerned about Chuck Todds questions than I am about making sure Senators feel the heat from their constitutents.

    I have called Senator Feinstein’s Washington office and her 4 offices here in California (SF, LA, San Diego, Fresno.) that way my voice was counted 5 times today.

    Donna and Chips led us in a concerted effort to flood Boehners office with calls a while back, we need that same effort until the bill passes the Senate, and then we need an even stronger effort when it gets to the house.

    Please try and spend a few hours each day sending email, leaving phone messages, and tweeting about the bill. Even if you do it when you get home from work and the Senators offices are closed, please make the effort.

    • 313 Olivia
      October 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      I have tweeted both of my senators, my congressman, Cantor, Boehner, and McConnell. I have also emailed and written letters.

      • October 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

        Thanks so much Olivia – I know the President appreciates your efforts.

        • 315 Olivia
          October 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

          WIW, I called, too. Just wanted to let you know that the phone number for Sen. Bill Nelson-FL on your contact list is actually for Sen. BEN Nelson-Nebraska… Ben’s staff was very nice and put me through to Bill’s office 🙂

          • 316 a4alice
            October 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

            I’ve tweeted, emailed signed petitions but not today – i’ve been stooopid busy at work. but I can probably do it while I’m waiting to go into my meeting after work though. for sure. Linda thanks so much for all you are doing.

    • 317 Bobfr
      October 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      WiW – you are so focused and diligent and I admire you greatly.

      Hammering the message every moment I can spare 🙂

      #PRESSON

      #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

  115. October 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    thanks everyone. don’t get near a tv during the day, so I keep up with happenings by reading places like TOD when I can. Love the blow-by-blow of the press conference.

    Potus giving them homework

    BWA HA HA H AH AH AH AHA

  116. 320 Linda
    October 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    This is long and not the entire Statement…but the General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street put this out yesterday.

    They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

    They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

    They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

    They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

    They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.

    They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

    They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

    They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

    They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

    They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

    They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

    They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

    They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

    They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

    They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

    They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

    They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

    They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

    They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

    They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

    They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

    They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

    They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

    To the people of the world,

    We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

    Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

  117. October 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98jo39Dujx4&feature=related My friend suggested that we all go to TeaParty Patriots FaceBook page & post some good PBO stuff so they can have some “fair & balance”. I thought this fun video was a good start. I smile throughout the whole thing. Hope some of you will join me on the TP facebook page. I plan to do it on a regular basis to give them something to think about.

  118. October 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hi chips,

    Did you miss Texas A&M Women at the Whitehouse? Any photos/

  119. October 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    RE: Why Congressional offices not swamped- I wonder if PBO let Chuckie think there has been little response so the base will kick it up a notch or is it useful for PBO to let the lie stand incase he does not get the bill passed? I think it is the former.

  120. 335 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Just read that ESPN decided to can Hank Williams Jr. permanently.

  121. 336 nintendowii10
    October 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7066449/espn-hank-williams-jr-theme-song-return-monday-night-football

    Hank Williams Jr. and his iconic theme song will not return to ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” the network announced Thursday.

    In the wake of Williams using an analogy involving Adolf Hitler and President Barack Obama to make a political point on the Fox News Channel, Williams’ “All My Rowdy Friends” will no longer be part of the MNF opening.

    On his own website, Williams said he was the one who made the decision.

    “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” he wrote. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”

    Hank Williams Jr continue to prove his ignorance and how he and other ideologues of BOTH sides don’t know the First Amendment. It only applies when the government attempts to silence you, what arm of the government does ESPN belong to? ESPN made a pure free market decision, I thought Teabags were all about the free market and capitalism…

    Oh well, don’t let the door hit ya Hank, good riddance to rubbish!

  122. 340 tao jones
    October 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I wish the prez could just stick to one on one interviews and abandon the outmoded concept of a press conference. No need to be harassed by paid operatives of the RNC


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