Just imagine how those figures would look if they passed the American Jobs Act.

49 Responses to “progress”

  1. 1 COS
    October 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Hey Chips. this is wonderful news. Why isn’t MSM talking about this? BTW, I love the photos on the previous thread of PBO interacting with the people in the restaurant, although he doesn’t connect with people. 🙂

    • October 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Hiya COS, you know yourself, the media only reports Gallup’s findings when they’re bad for the President.

    • 4 nathkatun7
      October 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      May be we should send Chris Matthews and the other journalists all these pictures of people loving on the President and the President loving them back and ask them to explain: why is it that what we see in these pictures is so diametrically different from what they claim on t.v. and in newspapers.

  2. 5 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Next steps: 1) Pass the Jobs Act and put public servants back to work. 2) Get Wall Street to come up off the profits, and/or tax the hell out of them and use the money to put people back to work.

  3. 6 dotster3
    October 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Yes, just imagine if they passed the AJA. It’s pretty disgusting, isn’t it? Wonder what the media will do with some of this more optimistic news popping up. Completely ignore it? Downplay it? Say it’s bad news for Obama?
    I see Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert is on the case of the imbalance of the negative Obama news stories, tweeting “How much of media’s relentlessly negative Obama coverage this year is effort to ensure competitive WH race next year?” Yes, I have often wondered the same, and isn’t that just despicable? Dishonest and unethical decision-making and behavior by our manipulative news media.

  4. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    October 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    This is some of the BEST news I’ve seen in a while.

    Thanks for giving us this bold-faced HOPE, Chips!

    #passthebill #presson

    Obama-Biden 2012!

  5. 9 cuphalffull
    October 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I spent four hours in a car with a Tea Party advocate this past weekend. She told me that the President was doing nothing to get out the information on his jobs bill, she told me if the Republican/Tea Party house would not even bring it up for discussion it must be because the President violated some procedural process in bringing forward the bill (didn’t ask for the Tea Party’s permission I think she meant) and therefore he shouldn’t expect a fair hearing. She is miserable with our current Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, and she explains her misery (because she is a public employee) by insisting that he is a “liberal”. She blames everything on the Federal government and would not hear anything negative about any corporate interests no matter which way I framed it. She did state that she has decided she is no longer a Republican but an independent and we need to make sure to send Senators and Representatives to Washington that are not a part of the “establishment”. She says the President is a decent person (she only says that because she knows I support him whole heartedly so it was politically correct to say that) but that he doesn’t reflect her views. I had the temerity to tell her I considered the Tea Party to be a reincarnation of the John Birch Society.

    • 10 nintendowii10
      October 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      The Tea Party ARE a HUGE part of the “establishment,” look who is backing them… Dick Armey, the Koch Bros, Chamber of Commerce, Glenn Beck, what is NOT “establishment” about them?

      And the President doing “nothing” to get information out about his jobs proposal? Your Tea Party advocate should have known just by word of mouth that he’s out there “campaigning” instead of working with the Republicans. He’s been out there because he KNOWS the national media will demagogue him no matter what he does, and the national media can’t control the meme when he goes and takes his message to the people and local media.

      The Tea Party are nothing more than the radial fringe of the Republican Party… their biggest concerns are abortion, guns, God, gays/lesbians, and Sharia Law, NOTHING that addresses jobs or the economy.

    • October 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      ‘I spent four hours in a car with a Tea Party advocate..’

      As soon as I read that my first thought was ‘O, you poor thing.’ Then I read the rest and I still thought, ‘O, you poor thing.’ 😉

      • 12 utaustinliberal
        October 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm

        Me too VC. I just thought you poor thing; what bet did you lose? A bunch of teaparty people NEVER listen to reason. No matter what facts are presented to them. It’s like knocking your head repeatedly against a wall.

        • October 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

          UTALib, I personally would only have been able to tolerate her company if I were the driver, because after a bit I could use the argument that I get easily distracted so needed to concentrate on my driving. 😉

    • 14 Sue in Minnesota
      October 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      I hope you blasted her with both barrels. She would have jumped from the moving car to get away from my backlash to her ignorant and self serving reality.

    • October 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      She is an “Independent” that will vote straight Republican come election day. Establishment or not.

    • October 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      OMG, I would have jumped. You have the patience of a saint.

    • October 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Was it your car??? LOL!!!

  6. October 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    So the media will do nothing about this information. But we can. Tweet it, put it on your Facebook page, tell everyone you see. Make sure it’s in every door knocker package that’s put out for this year’s election. Bring it up at every party and event and at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and events. We have a lot of power if we choose to use it.

  7. 19 Bobfr
    October 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    If @SpeakerBoehner & his #KOCHSTOOGES had passed even 1 jobs bill imagine how much better this would be gallup.com/poll/150137/Un… #PASSAJA NOW


  8. 20 Ladyhawke
    October 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm


    Here’s Why All This Wall St. Money Is Actually Proof Mitt Romney Is In Deep Trouble

    Romney may be crushing Obama when it comes to Wall St. dollars (no good bailout goes unpunished), however, as the Washington Times reports, that may be the only place Romney can claim to be ahead.


  9. 21 Bobfr
    October 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    If @SenMcConnell & his #KOCHSTOOGES had passed even 1 jobs bill imagine how much better this would be gallup.com/poll/150137/Un… #PASSAJA NOW


  10. October 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I don’t tweet, but I hope those of you that do, have been tweeting about the PEW STUDY of coverage of POTUS and how NEGATIVE it is.

    THAT is why they are so batshyt crazy. They have been doing their damndest to run down this President, and EVEN AFTER they have done all of this….

    1. his poll numbers are the way that they are..
    2. he STILL leads against any GOP Challenger
    3. and, they know that the President hasn’t even BEGUN to fight.

    THAT is what drives them crazy.

  11. October 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    The Department of Transportation will distribute almost a billion dollars in public transit funding, officials announced Monday.

    The DoT said it was awarding $932 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration’s Alternatives Analysis, Bus Livability, and State of Good Repair program that was included in the FTA’s 2011 budget.

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised the investment, but said it was just a start. Congress should also pass President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act, which includes $50 billion in transportation spending, LaHood said.

    “Investing in America’s transit systems, rails, roads, ports, and airports will generate tens of thousands of construction-related jobs and put more money in the pockets of working Americans,” LaHood said in a statement released by the DOT.

  12. 30 hopefruit2
    October 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Romney is going to attempt to do a similar bus tour while videotaping himself holding babies and shaking hands with the people in 3..2..1..

    He has already attempting to imitate the President’s huge grassroots online organization, with his online “call-in” support contingent…http://mittromney.com/landing/call-home

  13. October 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Awwww, I made “Herb” Cain’s minions mad.

    Newsweek tweeted this: Meet Herman Cain: The Rising GOP Star Confounding the Pundits and Much of Black America http://bit.ly/mPfafO #YesWeCain

    So I tweeted this: Black ppl not confounded by Herman Cain. We know exactly what he is: Koch Bros bought & paid for self-loathing hater.

    Now they’re accusing me of name-calling. Ah, good times.

    • 32 L3
      October 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      You go girl. Tell them black people know exactly what he is: a slavecatcher, handkerchief head and an Uncle Tom who hates himself and his own people. Black peolple like him have existed since before we were brought to this country. There were Africans who sold other Africans into slavery. Herman Cain is nothing new.

    • 37 Bobfr
      October 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      RT’d it as soon as I saw it 🙂

      Well done.

      I wonder if HC’s ancestors were black slave owners – would certainly fit his phenotype.


      • 38 L3
        October 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm

        Thanks Bobfr. Send it everywhere. Press on! Here’s another one for you although I cannot take credit for it. Black people like Cain are the reason we were in slavery so long. I can’t remember where I saw it but I think someone posted it in reference to Waters, West and Smiley.

    • 41 Ladyhawke
      October 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm



      Now that Herman Cain is the center of everyone’s attention, his inner gaffe-machine and limited intellect will finally receive the attention they deserve.

      Using only comments he has made in the last 24 hours, it’s easy to see that he is just as divorced from reality, if not more so, than any of the other candidates.



    • 42 nathkatun7
      October 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      I am proud of you, ProudofObama! Obviously Newsweek has no idea about what most of Black people think.

  14. October 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I am very suspicious of Merkel, of Germany.
    Everytime their is a deal for Greece and the Eurozine, she says not so fast.
    Also, Maybe the President was trying to shame her, when he gave her a medal last year- Remember?
    Something is weird.

  15. 45 relellit
    October 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Republicans, tea sucking baggers, and democratic boll weevils can’t pass the American Jobs Act. They are after one job; President Obama’s.

    It’s a shame they would destroy people’s livelihoods to achieve the White House just to do the same old thing.

  16. 46 relellit
    October 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm


    That is so laughable since Herb’s minions are white. I’m yet to see any Blacks at his rallys or book signings. Cain is an empty vessel

    Notice how the jesters try to get Rev. Dr MLK’s speech writer to say Dr. King would “NOT” want to demonize Wall STREET @ about 1:48

    Fox & Friends Weekend

    After the Show Show: Martin Luther King Jr


  17. 47 relellit
    October 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I’m sorry in my reply to proudofobama, I accidentally copied a statement I made another blog. Please delete everything belong the reply I was trying to make about Dr King’s speech writer getting Fox told.


  18. 49 vitaminlover
    October 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Yes we can and YES he did. President Obama is getting it done.

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