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President Obama arrives to speak about managing student debt at an event at the University of Colorado Denver

People stand in line during an autumn snowstorm to see President Barack Obama speak at the University of Colorado Denver campus

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President Obama heads up the steps of Air Force One at Buckley Air Force Base in Denver en route to Washington DC


127 Responses to “denver”


  1. 1 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    (VIDEO) HOLDING THE BANKS ACCOUNTABLE FOR DESTROYING THE ECONOMY

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    New York Attorney General Eric Schneideman talks with Rachel Maddow about new investigations aimed at holding banks accountable for destroying the American economy.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#45040809

    Note:

    The segment starts with a very long winded set up from Rachel (as she is want to do). But stick with it, you won’t be disappointed Attorney General Eric Schneideman is just terrific.

    • 2 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      That was MAGNIFICENT. He sounds like means business. Love that he supports the Prez, too. Thank God there are still some stellar, principled public servants left. The banks are on notice.

      • 3 Ladyhawke
        October 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

        Exactly pj. And I was thrilled that he is partnering with Attorney General Bo Biden of Delaware.

        For all of the people complaining about why we haven’t seen the perpwalks, I say stay tuned it takes time to get the job done. Everybody wants instant gratification on their demands. But it just doesn’t work that way. I am confident that AGs Schneideman and Biden mean business. I expect to see results from their investigations.

        My favorite part of the interview was when he said I can tell you Rachel without violating protocol that we have not found that any teachers, fire fighters, sanitation workers or copes contributed to blowing up the economy. Just awesome.

        • 4 utaustinliberal
          October 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

          Hiya Ladyhawke. Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for the links and articles you bring to the TOD community. I’ve been tweeting a lot of them to the general twitterverse, the GOP, and the media. It feels good to spread truth far and wide. 🙂

          • 5 dotster3
            October 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

            Speaking of twitter—–anyone/everyone else having probs? First it was out of biz completely, now my home page says something sad like your cupboard is bare, you poor thing, go find some interesting peeps to follow. Twitter has twittered away all my “interesting peeps”. You are bad, twitter, it’s all your fault, and you’re accusing me of having the big “L” on my forehead?

      • 6 theo67
        October 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

        Of course, the OWS people will claim credit for any prosecutions, forgetting that the preparations for these things have been under way for some time, and the OWS people haven’t actually stated what they want to see for results or cited a single law that they think has been broken. In fact – I’m sure we can count on OWS to claim credit for any and every success from here on out.

        Sorry for my sarcasm, but any group that dissuades people from calling their Congress people for the AJA or actually telling people not to vote in 2012 is suspect, in my book – even though I know there are individuals in that broader group whose intentions are genuine and good. Until I see a call for action that directly affects outcomes, then this group will simply continue to be toothless and enabling the Republicans to take over the White House and Senate in 2012. They are giving away their power, and the stakes are too high. The 1% is laughing all the way to the bank, while the OWS people are ending up in jail or the hospital.

    • 7 Linda
      October 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      I agree with you on her long winded intros…..Get to the Point already…

    • October 26, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks for sharing this video Ladyhawke. It is definitely worth seeing.

  2. 10 utaustinliberal
    October 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    PBO has been starting campaign events early during this West Coast trip. 😦 I was lucky to tune into MSNBC and catch him a few seconds into his speech when he was thanking Sen. Michael Bennett and Sen. Mark Udall.

    Wow. It’s shocking that CNN and MSNBC are still airing the speech. For once they’re doing the right thing. Thanks goodness.

  3. 11 utaustinliberal
    October 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Whoa!!! It’s a HUGE crowd he’s speaking to. White house feed just panned around the venue and it’s a HUGE crowd. Awesome! Suck it Media.

    • 12 Sue in Minnesota
      October 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      And when do you ever see the same enthusiasm, same great turn outs for any of the Republican clowns?

    • October 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Boulder is a hot bed of Progressive Intelligence, ut. I remember driving up there from Denver once and it looked like a Swiss Village in the Alps it was so snowed under. Love that town and now PBO’s there..and they’re lookin’ so Happy!

    • 15 Puddin'
      October 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      I didn’t get a chance to watch live, but these pictures brought tears to my eyes…all of those people stood in the SNOW/COLD to see our President! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • October 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        *Puddin*, when I see these kinds of crowds, and People, and when I hear all their cheers, makes me feel goodddddddd wayyyyyy down on In the Inside. God’s got this President, and i thank you Lord for It 🙂

  4. 17 TrumpDog
    October 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I LOVE THIS MAN.

    Seriously. I see why he has the GOP scared.

    And I agree; it’s amazing that the “liberal” media is covering this.

  5. 20 dotster3
    October 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Related his personal experience with student loan debt. Said when he and Michelle married, they didn’t combine their assets, they combined their liabilites, had over $100,000 in student loan debt. Said they were fortunate to have had top notch educations and had landed good jobs but it still took them 10 years to pay off their loans, paid out more to student debt than to their mortgage each month. Said then when they had Malia and Sasha, they were supposed to be saving for their college educations, but they were still paying off their own. Great personal story lead in to his new help for those with student loans, expecting it to reduce payments for many by 100’s of dollars per month.
    Rowdy bunch there, sounded like some hecklers earlier, Obama handled it perfectly. I couldn’t hear what they were yelling about, but Obama thanked them, said they were looking into their concerns. Other than that, the crowd wildly supportive.

    • 22 utaustinliberal
      October 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      I love how he related the student loan debt crisis to he and Michelle. He ALWAYS connects on a personal level. When he talked about growing up with a single mother and grandparents, sometimes having to go on foodstamps. How Michelle’s dad was a blue collar worker and her mom worked as a secretary sometimes and they had to rent the home they lived in; you could see and feel the connection reverberate with every single person in that venue (HUGE crowd by the way) because it was an honest story.

      I think the hecklers were yelling about environmental issues because PBO said I hear your concerns, we care about the environment too and we’re looking into your concerns.

      • 23 utaustinliberal
        October 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

        The hecklers were yelling about the XL Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada to Texas. It’s a hot button issue right now. I know it mainly concerns the State Department and SoS Clinton.

        • 24 Chi
          October 27, 2011 at 4:56 am

          It was interesting to read that Susie Buell Thompson a major PUMA, friend and millionaire bundler for Hillary was outside the S.F fundraiser yesterday picketing President Obama re: the Keystone XL project…

          All Susie has to do if she wasn’t being totally disingenuous, is pick up the phone and call Hillary…

    • October 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks dotster for that summary. PBO and FLOTUS have faced these issues in ways that a” Romney” cannot fathom.

  6. 26 MTmarilyn
    October 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I just missed it. I know Chips will have it up as soon as she can. Looks like a big crowd.

  7. 27 Me4obama
    October 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I missed the first half but managed to watch the last part. Thank you President Obama.

  8. 28 utaustinliberal
    October 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I have got to watch this speech again when it becomes available on TOD or the White House or C-Span. It was BRILLIANT. He got the young people fired up. Heck they were fired up on their own. President Obama hasn’t lost us young people. We’re solidly behind him (the sane ones amongst us – and we are many).

    • October 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      That is great to hear utahaustin. Looking forward to seeing it later.

    • October 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      HOPING YOU YOUNG PEOPLE MULTIPLY BY MANY COME ELECTION 2012..PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THE YOUNG PEOPLES PRESIDENT…NO DOUBT ABOUT IT…..AND WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU YOUNGINS AGAIN!!!!
      TOGETHER, WE CAN DO THIS…RE-ELECT OBAMA / BIDEN…WE MUST STAY FOCUSED!!!!
      PRESS ON!!!!!

  9. 32 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Bringing this over from last post.

    Finally, some recognition for those that paved the way!!!! Wish it had come sooner as the gent that mentored me died about 10 years ago. I was blessed to be assigned to Camp LeJeune as my first duty station and although I learned nothing about the Montford Point Marines in boot camp, there was a retiree at church who schooled me on the history.

    http://www.blackamericans.com/news-stories/feature-stories/23775-pioneering-black-marines-get-their-badge-of-courage

    BTW, Chips thanks for posting clip about the female HMX-1 pilot. When I retired in 1995, the Marine Corps was just opening the aviation field to women. The Marine Corps was the last service to accept women and African Americans; however, both have proved that given opportunity and an equal playing field, we are up to any task. Things are not perfect, but, the Marine Corps has come a long way.

    • 33 jacquelineoboomer
      October 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks for also sharing your story, Alycee. Semper fi!

      • 34 jacquelineoboomer
        October 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm

        And now that I’ve read the Montford Point Marines story, I’m near tears. So glad they are getting recognition for their honor, courage, and commitment – and everything else they put up with as Americans and Marines.

    • 35 defytheodds
      October 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Interesting article: Averitte Corley, 84, “We were the first blacks, and they wanted to make sure you measured up,” said Corley, whose platoon included former New York City Mayor David Dinkins…
      Thanks for sharing…

    • October 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Semper Fi, Alycee! My niece is a Marine since her boot camp in 1999. She loves the Corps. She came home in May from her last tour in Iraq and has been posted stateside since then. She said that just in the few years she has served, the Marine Corps has gotten way better for women and minorities. She expects to do her 20 and maybe more if they will have her.

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        October 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

        Of course they will have her! 🙂 She sounds like a wonderful Marine. Congrats to her – and you.

  10. 38 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Lawd knows I need a bailout. My student loans are kicking my ass.

  11. October 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I read the hecklers were screaming about the Dream Act. We all know the Republicans filibustered it DEC2010.

  12. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    John Harwood on MSNBC is giving kudos to President Obama for easing student loan debt via executive action, while Congress does nothing. He definitely hearts PBO.

    • 46 LOL
      October 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      They need to drop Chuck “porn mustache” Todd and hire Harwood. He always seemed like a fair shooter to him- just the facts kind of guy.

      • 47 dotster3
        October 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm

        And a great diff in having Savannah Guthrie guest host for Andrea Mitchell, who always carries Repub water.

        • 48 LOL
          October 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

          What I don’t like is the fact that they question EVERYTHING the president does and NOTHING the republicans do or say. I mean this nonsense with Herman Cain saying he is personally pro life, but will leave it to others to make their own decisions HELLO- he has the same position as the Prez and the majority of Americans. And don’t get me started on Romney..he is a business man- but what kind, was he in charge of a company that employed people to make something, or did he buy companies and then sell them for a profit and in turn have all those people lose their jobs- enough of this BS. Jeez.

        • 49 bonkers
          October 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

          Be a little careful with Harwood. I remember some stuff with him a few years back (don’t have them at my fingertips), but yes, he’s not AS bad. He plays that middle road game some of these MegaMedia tools play pretty well, sort of like Scott “Democrat Party” Pelley.

          They seem to practice some Journalism from time to time, but when it gets down to brass tacks, they’ll be all over TV saying, “well, we just have to ‘report’ on the President Obama’s birth certificate, since so many people are talking about.”

  13. October 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Great speech, full of energy. These are very good initiatives and the students loved it. There was one heckler who was yelling about the pipeline stuff but he addressed them with respect.

    So every day and every trip, PBO reinforces his work on behalf of ordinary Americans, in great contrast to the GOP. He is building his support with incredible patience and wisdom, just as he did in 2008. BRAVO.

  14. 54 Bobfr
    October 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My response to the occupy folk who interesting quote a Forbes article to diss what the President is trying to do for students:

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    RT @OpWallStreet: Helps way more than anything the #KOCHMAFIA #GOP are doing & if you’d #OCCUPYCONGRESS and bring the heat to the #KOCHMAFIA even more students would be helped, just a suggestion, of course ….RT @OpWallStreet: It h@BarackObama ‘s campaign speech just deliverd made it seem like he was doing a lot for students but IT HELPS FEW http://onforb.es/uYzl4X #OWS

    Will be very interesting when folk determine the source of the $$ behind #ows – I’ll not be surprised to find #KOCHMAFIA …

    The 99%ers (us) have every reason to be angry but we can’t be stupid about how easy it is for those with $$ to use the very people they are suppressing by orchestrating anger against those who are truly a threat to the 1%ers – President Obama, Speaker Reid, Leader Pelosi and many Dems and Independents.

    #PRESSON

    • 55 edp4bho
      October 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      “Will be very interesting when folk determine the source of the $$ behind #ows – I’ll not be surprised to find #KOCHMAFIA …”

      Bobfr, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I along with hopefruit, utaustinliberal, and a few others of us have always had our doubts, and will toot my own horn to remind everyone, and agree with you, that Kock-roaches started this to distract from PBO’s AJA announcement and push for. We need just consider the curious timing. I just do not trust that whole effort. If I am eventually proven wrong, then I still will not trust their so-called goals, as long as I see the efforts to thwart the participation in voting.

      • October 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

        I wish we had a “like button” here because I would “like” your comment 1000 times. You can pass me the tin foil too because I gave the side eye to OWS from the very beginning. When they dissed John Lewis in Atlanta and local groups here said they were “not concerned with voter registration” I was completely DONE with their BS.

        • 57 prettyfoot58
          October 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

          When they dissed John Lewis in Atlanta…..

          ***********************************

          that did it for me too…

          • 58 theo67
            October 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

            Me, too. Sadly. This energy could have been harnessed for good, and motivated people to really take back their government from a dysfunctional Congress. Instead – they’re playing right into the GOP’s hands, by making themselves powerless through refusal to support legislation, vote, draw focus on the things that matter right now. They may be getting a lot of press because of the police reactions, but none of that is moving the ball forward one single inch. Distraction is the weapon of the GOP.

      • 59 Charmed
        October 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

        “ditto” @edp4bho…..I avoid talking about #ows on twitter but I don’t trust it at all……

    • October 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Hey Bobfr, I wouldn’t get too upset over it……I think there’s a lot of Rand Paul supporters at #OWS perpetrating.

    • October 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      I found that tweet and sent them my own message and also responded to another person in their timeline. The article mentions that O’s plan could help 5.8 million people and these jerks call it a “few”. One person tweeted that Pres. Obama is trying to appease OWS and I told him that everything Obama is saying and implementing was planned before OWS.

      • 62 mb32
        October 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

        I’ve been trying not to say too much about ows because I have some doubts about them too, although I like the fact that they finally took off bedroom slippers after 3 yrs and decided to do something _ a day late and a dollar short as grandma used to say, but they are so stupid with the “Obama is trying to appease ows.” Ummm, hello…don’t you want politicians to respond to your pressure? Shouldn’t that be a goal? And if its not enough, say good first start and then go occupy Congress which has the power to write substantive legislation…I’m tired of these people who think they are so smart but are so clueless about how government works!

        • 63 Chi
          October 27, 2011 at 5:04 am

          President Obama could never please some of these folks…

          They want A, he gives them A and they squeal aha, he’s just trying to appease us…

          Otherwise, its just them complaining that he’s ignoring them…

  15. 64 Me4obama
    October 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    OMG they are standing in the freakin snow to hear our Great President! No one likes him.

  16. October 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    For Pete sakes and for the love of Pete.
    Democrats deficit plan- 50-50 tax increases on the wealthy and entitlement reform. 3 trillion dollars over ten years.
    Republicans say No.
    MSM gives them a pass, again!

  17. 72 Linda
    October 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    What is Savannah Guthrie talking about ? PBO singles out the Republicans all the time.

    • 73 anniebella
      October 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      I need to get in touch with Ms. Guthrie and ask her where the hell have she been? How can she ask why the President singles out the those sorry Republicans all the time? Is she deaf, dumb, and blind? Or all three.

      • 74 Linda
        October 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

        She was asking Steve Isreal why the President singles out ” Congress” and NOT just the Republicans…..

        I guess she missed him singling out Mitch McConnell about 20 times the last couple days.

  18. October 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    OMG, how sweet is that photo of PBO and the hug from that little boy!!

  19. October 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    The White House just launched a great new website to promote all the ways you can become engaged with the WH and your community:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/engage

  20. October 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Btw: my student loans were all fogiven because I am a disabled veteran! Some 35k dollars worth…
    How do you like them apples?

    Lol!

  21. 79 Debz
    October 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    There was great energy from the crowd. I just love this man and the crowd seemed to also. Love the photos chips, especially the little boy hugging PBO.

  22. 80 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This is what’s happened to income in the neocon era.
    http://yfrog.com/hswm2xgyj

  23. 81 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    OMG . . . they hate the president. Pushing against each other to avoid him!
    He had to grab a baby to make it seems as if he is loved!
    Love the picrtures!

    • 82 LOL
      October 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      Obviously the prez holding that little boy was staged- we all know that is one of his illegal cousins from the continent of Kenya. I heard that Secret Service had to come in and rescue the president because the crowd was making a threatening motion with their hands violently slapping them palm to palm and someone overheard someone chanting what sounded like “four more years” which we all know is denverian for “we hate you and wish you would go back to your country…you marxist socialist”

    • October 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      “…grab a baby”! Lol!

  24. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    October 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I missed the speech but C-Span has it up in its entirety. Yippee!!!

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/President-Obama-Remarks-on-College-Affordability/10737425061/

  25. October 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    The baby whisperer.. (here child whisper) strikes again. We need a song written about this man’s ability to calm children. He listens with his soul, and children, unlike adults, sense sincerity and goodness. Cain…Mittens doing this?

  26. October 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Ed whining that Democrats and people like Axelrod, Gibbs don’t come on his show. Is he kidding? After he bashed the President and told people not to vote in 2010 to teach the President a lesson? Oh, I can’t stand him. Complaining that the President won’t call out Republicans, which is just a lie.

  27. 93 LOL
    October 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    How the hell does Mittens stand with no spine—-gotta be one of the wonders of the world. This guy is about as hard as cotton candy.

    • October 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      LOL-“How the hell does Mittens stand with no spine—-gotta be one of the wonders of the world. This guy is about as hard as cotton candy.”
      Made with artificial sweetener but still rots your teeth out!

      • October 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        The Koch’s prop him up and it’s a good thing he’s got a never ending supply of money to feed all those mouths on his head.

    • 96 Linda
      October 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      I think they insert a pole to help him…..I don’t think I have ever seen someone that stiff

  28. 97 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Oh Boy. . . dropping like flies and I like. Took them a long time to know that Repubs are not for the Hispanic. . .
    http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/11493/leader-of-somos-republicans-texas-hispanic-group-finally-quits

  29. 100 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Pat Robinson to the GOP presidential candidates, let’s keep the batsh** crazy to ourselves.

    Jon Stewart Decodes The Message That Pat Robertson Didn’t Want You To Hear

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    On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took about Pat Robertson’s surprising message to the GOP to tone it down, and found the message that Roberson and the Republicans don’t want you to hear.
    .
    Jon Stewart then asked the logical question why, “The question becomes why. Why is Pat Robertson a.k.a. that crazy f**king guy telling Republican presidential candidates to moderate their rhetoric?”

    After playing a clip of Robertson saying that if Republican rhetoric gets to extreme they won’t be able to win an election, Jon Stewart decoded what Pat Robertson’s message really was, “Not the things you are saying are wrong, or things you are saying are bad policy, callous, or crazy, but that you’re right, but let’s just keep those our little secret. What he’s telling the GOP field is this, if you tell people what we honestly believe, an electoral majority of those people will freak the f**k out. He’s saying the first rule about Right Club, don’t talk about Right Club. By the way, and I want to make this very clear, the second rule about Right Club, make sure the duck consents.”

    That was a nice catch by Jon Stewart. Nowhere in his remarks did this supposed man of God actually say that the right wing fringe that is currently driving the GOP is truck wrong. No, what Robertson said was, we have to keep quiet so that we can trick everyone else into voting for us. Pat Robertson has no problem with views of these candidates. He just doesn’t want those extremist positions to be verbalized out loud in front of other people who wouldn’t vote Republican if they knew about them.

    ====================================

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/jon-stewart-pat-robertson

  30. 101 anniebella
    October 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Look at those people standing in that snow for our President. And another beautiful picture of President Obama with a child. He has a heart of goal.

  31. 104 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    October 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This post is in response to the last threads post of Ohio approval numbers for our great Prez. They weren’t encouraging but he still leads the Rethug pack for the general election. we can turn those numbers around in Ohio with good ground work. 😉 Yep Jackie everything you said in your post is SPOT ON!! I live here in Ohio so I know. The Governor (Kasich) is well hated. We are at 55-35 in the polls in favor of overturning his Fascist anti-collective bargaining law. WE are also stoll collecting sigs to stop the oppressive new voting restrictions from coming into effect. There is a lot of discontent out there and you are right it is somewhat confused and misguided. It is our responsibility (OFA, DEMS) to get the word out. To make the public understand who is really on their side. Wether the Rethugs want to believe or admit it or not PBO’s foreign policy success will go a long way in helping him in 2012. The majority of Americans want someone in charge they can trust and believe in. Eliminating 3 major terrorist leaders in 6 mos and ending the war in Iraq should garner some trust. The economy will still be the main issue come 2012, but as long as we aren’t going backwards and appear to be swinging heavily into a recession once again we will be alright. The public is starting to see who is really causing the economy to stagnate and not improve on job creation. Yes, we have plenty of work to do, but it can be done and we will SUCCEED. YES WE CAN!!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

  32. October 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, look at all these people he has lost, waiting in the snow to see him.

    • 106 LOL
      October 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Tomorrow’s story Today

      Politico: “Obama plays to a half empty arena” President Obama struck a defiant tone in Denver blasting the republicans for being obstructionists….too bad no one was there to hear it. The stadium, which holds 14,560- was partially filled at an estimated crowd of 14,559.

  33. 108 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    October 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    THANK YOU FOR THE PIX! I FIGURED IT OUT! PBO IS A BABY MAGNET…BABIES OF ALL SIZES AND AGES…HE-HEEEE-HEEE! WHAT A PRESIDENT WE HAVE!!!!!! INDEED WE ARE BLESSED!

  34. 109 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    About those trainers that President Obama sent to Uganda – (knee jerk criticism, oh wait, never mind)

    OBAMA DID WHAT?

    ===============

    From The Hill, a splendid example of the unfathomability of Congress.

    President Obama’s decision to send 100 troops to Uganda is coming under new scrutiny…. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a Tuesday hearing questioned the decision.

    Later, there’s this:

    The House had approved the measure by voice vote and the Senate by unanimous consent last year.

    These clowns give “Janus-faced” a whole new look.

    ==================

    http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/2011/10/obama-did-what.html#comments

  35. October 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Holy molly. New poll shows President Obama beating the Repubs in Arizona! From CNN’s report on a Rocky Mountain poll:

    “The survey indicates that Obama holds a 45-40% margin over Romney in a hypothetical general election showdown, with Obama holding 44-38% advantage over Perry and a 45-38% advantage over Cain. All of Obama’s margins are within the poll’s sampling error.

    The Rocky Mountain poll was conducted Oct. 13-14, with 581 registered voters in Arizona questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.”

    Now that line about Obama’s leads being within the margin of error is just a lie from CNN. The margin of error is 4.1. I think I know how to subtract and PBO’s lead over Perry is 5pts, over Perry it’s 6pts and it’s 7 pts over Cain. Those are SOLID leads.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/26/poll-romney-cain-on-top-in-arizona/

    No wonder the Rs are so freaked and McCain is so cranky.

    Chips I think this deserves front page treatment.

    • 112 LOL
      October 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      Honey Bunches of Oats—-50 state strategy baby

    • 114 utaustinliberal
      October 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      Holy shipoopi! In Arizona? Home base where hatred of Hispanics and other minorities pervades the system? PBO’s leading in the polls? There may be hope yet for Texas. The 2012 map is seriously screwing up the repugs. A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    • October 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      It was believed that Prez. Obama would have won Arizona in 2008 if McCain wasn’t on the GOP ticket. Also the fact that the Dems took Romney’s foreclosure remarks from Nevada to make an ad to air in Arizona tells you that they believe it’s in play. Geographically speaking, it has blue NM and Colorado to it’s east and Cali and NV to it’s west. Of course it has ruby red Utah to it’s north as well.

      I only wish the Dems could get an A-List recruit to run for the AZ senate seat. Bivens is a Az Dem machine candidate, and the DSCC is trying to recruit former Bush Surgeon General Cardona to run, but the guy is reluctant as hell so I don’t think he’d be a good score regardless. Gabby Giffords looks to be running for re-election to her house seat. Janet Napolitano polls underwater favorables for whatever reason.

      GOP senate candidate will be Rep. Jeff Flake, who is a libertarian. Even Flake winning would be an improvement over Kyl as flake would vote with Dems some times – anti-war, and some social issues at least.

      This is a toss up at best for us, but another red state the GOP will have to defend.

  36. 118 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    IT’S LACK OF DEMAND STUPID!

    When Business Owners Say “Lack of Demand,” Republicans Hear “Too Many Regulations”

    Burton’s rhetorical sleight of hand is illustrative of the Republican tendency to hear (or pretend to hear) ‘excessive regulations’ no matter what they’re actually told. And what they’ve been told, over and over again, by business owners and economists and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Treasury Department and even the small business lobby is that regulations aren’t killing job creation — lack of demand is.

    http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201110260008

  37. 123 Ladyhawke
    October 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    STEPHEN COLBERT creates his own versions of the Herman Cain ads and challenges him to a “smile off”. Hilarious.

    Herman Cain’s Campaign Ad

    ======================

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/400682/october-25-2011/herman-cain-s-campaign-ad

    • 124 utaustinliberal
      October 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      Colbert was fan-fuckin-tastic yesterday! He had me gasping for breath. He skewered Cain as only a master genius like Colbert can. He deserves EVERY Emmy he’s nominated for. In 2012, he’s going to be the repugs worst nightmare.

      • 125 Ladyhawke
        October 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        I just love him. I thought I was going to hurt myself laughing at his versions of the Cain ads. And the “smile off” challenge to Cain was vintage Colbert.

      • 126 TrumpDog
        October 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

        I can’t remember who. but someone here posted about the show last night. I then set it to record. I’ll be watching it shortly.


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