“all i’ve got to offer is a last name that ends in a vowel”

President Obama on stage with Rep. Nancy Pelosi after delivering remarks at the National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington. Also on stage is television journalist Maria Bartiromo

183 Responses to ““all i’ve got to offer is a last name that ends in a vowel””

  1. 1 LOL
    October 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    So…..The Des Moines Register Poll came out and Cain is a point ahead of Romney….How sad must Romney be? You’ve been running for Prez for almost 5 years and you are losing to the former CEO of the worst tasting pizza on Earth. By the way, not a fan of George Will, but his article today in the Post is just devastating…He took Mittens lunch box, realized it was turkey, threw it on the ground, and stomped it.It was brutal.

    • October 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      DMR is the gold standard for Iowa. they nailed it in 2008, when all the naysayers said they couldn’t be right.

    • 3 anniebella
      October 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      LOL, have you really tried one of Cain’s pizza? I’ve never heard of Godfathers Pizza before. Is that the name of it? I have to be sure to check out G. Will’s article.

      • 4 LOL
        October 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

        Nope…it never looked appealing, even it was free (College days). Yeah Will just nailed him as the flip flopper we all know him to be….I will work ridiculous hard for the Prez, but Romney is such an uninspiring candidate with no center. No core convictions…the only thing he knows for certain is that he wants to Prez…and he will do or say whatever to get it.

        • 5 conlakappa
          October 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

          Another one with avenging-my-daddy issues, methinks. His father once ran. Hmmm, he would seem to be his father’s boy, judging from this item in daddy’s Wiki:

          Romney was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1968. While initially a front-runner, he proved an ineffective campaigner, and fell behind Richard Nixon in polls.

        • 8 anniebella
          October 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

          The pizza n ever look appealing, just like Herman Cain.

      • 9 bonkers
        October 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

        It’s actually called Godawful’s Pizza. They are a fairly small chain, and it seems like mostly midwestern cities, but you can always count on Godawful’s to be the worst choice in the worst part of the little town you might be in. It’s a wonder they’re still in business. Not once in my life have I ever heard anyone say, “Hey, let’s get a Godawful’s pizza!” I was forced to have one many years, since we were working in a small town and it was the only choice that night still open when we got done. We were all shocked at how bad it was. Looking at the Wiki page, I see Herman “John Mc”Cain was the CEO at that time. And that’s his crowning achievement?!?

        • 10 Obama Grandmama
          October 30, 2011 at 1:05 am

          I read that Cain is touting the Godfathers Pizza business connection rather than the lobbyist, and GOP political fundraising group connections which he held after the business job. I don’t remember which group he was part of as the GOP always uses some sort of American, Freedom, or Patriot like title that all merges together to me after awhile.

  2. 11 collegekay
    October 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I think they will. I see it on the bottom of the screen on TV.

  3. October 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    They just opened the stream. They’re running a story that says that PBO is copying Clinton, quoting the creep Mark Penn. UGH. More crap.

    • October 29, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      These people are so disgusting. They have NO new ideas. Have to every story by the Clintons again. Whiplash.

      • 14 dotster3
        October 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        And why is msnbc obsessed with Hillary, today highlighting some poll which shows she has higher favorability than President Obama. Thankfully, some Dem pundit reminded that she is not in a political role now and is not subject to all the targeted criticism that comes with that.

        • 15 Lovepolitics2008
          October 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

          Doesn’t it seem fishy that the media is obsessing with Hillary at the time when President Obama is making a little recovery in his poll numbers and is having some success in his talking directly to americans about jobs ?

          WHO’s playing games here ?

          • 16 dotster3
            October 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

            Yes, fishy.

          • October 29, 2011 at 9:51 pm

            I think it’s because the R pres candidates are so awful, they’re not getting the horse race suspense they desperately want, so they’re trying to recapture the magic of 2008 with the all back and forth between Hilary and Obama. It’s stupid, transparent and useless. They’re not doing Hilary, themselves or their beloved R’s any favors with this. They’re just looking like idiots.

            • 18 Puddin'
              October 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

              Jackie, I say the same! I know this to be true, but they seriously get on my last nerve with this craziness…and the FORMER President Clinton doesn’t make matters any better, because his so and so can’t stay from in front of a camera and/or mike…I wish he would do the “George W Bush” and keep his mouth shut. I am so done with the FORMER President Clinton.

    • 19 collegekay
      October 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm


    • 20 Me4obama
      October 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      What is he copying? Who cares what Mark Penn has to say about our wonderful President! He need to SHUT his jealous behind UP.

    • October 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Meta, at the point where he started reading and made that statement, I turned away. Those silent pundits who sit there with stupid looks on their faces while folks call annonys me. I use to watch those but I stopped. I would like to know who highlights that stuff. It is always something negative about PBO.

  4. October 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I’m sitting here waiting. They just announced it’s coming up next. Good! Now to mute the tv until it starts.

  5. October 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks Chips for the reminder. I forgot this was on the schedule. Wha would we do without you? 🙂

  6. 33 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm



    I certainly hope all members of the TOD family will have an opportunity to see our amazing Vice President Joe Biden tell a bit of truth at the Florida Democratic Party Convention. Joe makes us proud. He is passionate and on point. He calls out the obstructionist Republicans by name. He says there is a beautiful rhythm of opposition called Boehner, Cantor and McConnell. He assures everyone that this is not your father’s Republican Party. Joe was on fire. It was absolutely exhilarating to watch him tick off the accomplishments of the Obama administration and call out the Republicans with vim and vigor. He’s our champion. President Obama could not ask for a better partner. And Jill Biden is a treasure. I just love her.



    • 34 nathkatun7
      October 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      I totally agree with you Ladyhawke! VP was simply amazing. I especially loved his calling out ” a beautiful rhythm of opposition called Boehner, Cantor and McConnell.” The Obamas and the Bidens have clearly shown how to govern and care for the American people.

    • 35 Sue in Minnesota
      October 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Ladyhawke, I am so glad I clicked on your link. Both VP Biden and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz were passionate, deterrmined and dead on.
      I think the Republicans better prepare themselves for a well deserved ass-whoopin!

  7. 36 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    C-SPAN ONE is showing the speech live next. Now they’re showing PBO speaking at University of Denver.

  8. 37 collegekay
    October 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Some of these CSPAN callers make my blood boil. I’m back to watching the Cosby show. Please let me know when PBO is on! UGH.

    • 38 Puddin'
      October 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      President Obama is speaking NOW!

    • October 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      WORD. So disgusting with the idiotic premises.

    • 41 sherijr
      October 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      I agree, right after that silly repub.. a dem got on and was wonderful in stating that too many folks don’t know what the heck they’re talking about (regards POTUS).

      thank you Chips for the heads up on this.. a very night respite for a Saturday Night 🙂 POTUS!!

      • October 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

        I’m sorry Chips.. and thank you for rescuing my comments.. its so funny that every great once in a while my name is not there, I’ve gotten so used to just putting in my comment without checking first, that I’m surprised when it doesn’t automatically come up.

  9. 43 Bri
    October 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    We have a Presidential wedding coming up, if Ashley Biden decides to get married within the next 5 years. VEEP Biden’s daughter is engaged says his office.

  10. October 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Janet!! Nancy Smash!! PRESIDENT OBAMA!!

  11. 45 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    President Obama says Viva Italia. Is he too cute, or what??

    Minority Leady Nancy Pelosi is looking gorgeous. Go Nancy……

    • October 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      She’s been home for the last couple of weeks and got her hair cut last week. I REALLY WANT HER BACK IN THE SPEAKER’S CHAIR.

      • 47 utaustinliberal
        October 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

        Yes! Yes! Yes! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too! Me too!

      • 51 Ladyhawke
        October 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

        I hear ya meta. We have got to get that gavel back into Nancy’s hands. She makes Boehner look like a lost little boy.

      • 55 dotster3
        October 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        I just laughed at that. We’re so politically tuned in, we know when Nancy got a hair cut. 🙂

        • October 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

          When she’s home, she’s in the news a lot because she’s always moving about in the community, making speeches and reaching out to all kinds of constituents. LOVE HER.

  12. 57 LOL
    October 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Sorry to interrupt the speech…but is the Mf’er high? WOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW

    • 58 Sue in Minnesota
      October 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      What a dunderhead……Hee Haw!

    • 61 Proud of Obama
      October 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      I thnk Perry is high. Probably the only way he could get through that awful speech.

      • 62 LOL
        October 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        At least with Bush you could laugh about his many many Bushisms “I believe fish can live with man” “Too many OBGYNs not getting to practice their love with women” etc…etc… but this is on another level. I don’t even think Palin ever reached this –well, I wouldn’t go that far.

    • October 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Good Lord, is this guy for real? Does this style work anywhere? I’ve seen some really awful presidential candidates in my time, but this one’s the worst–he needs to be kept under lock and key. Hasn’t he any advisors? When Perry was first coming on the scene, I heard a lot of people say he was a formidable candidate? Huh? Would you vote for this guy for anything?

    • 64 Ladyhawke
      October 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Is this one of those fake videos? Is this really Rick Perry saying those words? If this is the real Rick Perry, he is not ready for prime time. He takes “empty suit” to a whole new level. This is really painful to watch. Did he really think he was being witty? He seemed so uncomfortable. I grew up on a farm. What was that? Very weird inflections. His arm movements seemed to be out of synch with what he was saying.

    • October 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      That was totally bizarre. We may be seeing the beginnings of Rick Perry’s nervous breakdown. I’m pretty sure he wishes he had never let himself be talked into running. He’s used to being carried by campaign specialists and greasing, not to actually being scrutinized, debating, being aired out.

      Oh well. He wouldn’t be the first opponent of Barack Obama that has self-destructed, and I’m sure he won’t be the last.

  13. 67 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    POTUS is so funny. I can’t claim any Italian ancestory. I can’t cook like your grandmothers. Michelle won’t let me have seconds or thirds any more. The only thing I have is a last name that ends in a vowel. 😆

  14. 69 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    All he has is a last name that ends in a vowel. Absolutely charming. What a sweetheart? Looking all GQ tonight in his BOW TIE.

  15. 76 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    POTUS: It might be interesting to know what our politics would look like without the contributions of Machiavelli. 😆

  16. 77 sherijr
    October 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    POTUS- maybe less Machiavelli would be nice in DC 😉
    My Great grandfather was Italian- but from Switzerland.. his wife from Ireland.

  17. October 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “I could do without Machiavelli.”

  18. 80 collegekay
    October 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I can never get enough of PBO. What am I gonna do with myself in 2016 😦

    • 81 Ladyhawke
      October 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Please collegkay, can we talk? I feel the same way. Just crazy about the man.

    • October 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      WAAAAH. I can’t even go there. We are going to have to form a TOD knitting circle. ARGH.

    • 84 Puddin'
      October 30, 2011 at 12:24 am

      collegekay, I say the same…the White House won’t be the same after 2015, the country won’t be the same after 2015, the world won’t be the same after 2015 and I sure in the hell won’t be the same after 2015!

      • 85 theo67
        October 30, 2011 at 1:21 am

        Ok – I said this before, but this is so true. Things will never be the same – and it will be very hard to go through Obama-withdrawal when we no longer have presidential public appearances forcing him to be in the public eye. I don’t even want to think about it.

  19. 86 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    President Obama has beautiful skin. He looks so well rested considering his hectic schedule. Bright eyed and bushy tailed. That’s our guy.

  20. 87 desertflower
    October 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    And loves Sophia Loren:) “Just sayin'” So cute! Can we clone that man? No wonder the Republicans hate science so much:)

  21. 88 Bobfr
    October 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Mr #1%er @MMFlint exactly how are you redistributing your wealth & spare us the ‘working class guy’ schtick, already – http://t.co/2mcD74hf

    And, very neat that it appears President Obama is moving against Citizens United according to this article:


    Sent a supportive tweet:

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    @whitehouse yes indeed, force by EO ALL contractors to the Federal gvt to disclose campaign contributions http://www.politicususa.com/en/obama-citizens-united #PRESSON


    • 89 Me4obama
      October 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Bob, don’t get me started with @MMflint, I have been blasting the hell out of that IDIOT. He is Mr. 1% claiming to represent #OWS and attacking my President in the process. I loathe him.

      • 90 conlakappa
        October 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        The man who went to an overpriced spa last summer? Right, that makes him totally Joe Sixpack and e’erything. He’s such an ultra maroon.

  22. October 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Herman Cain’s Wily Racial Politics
    RightWatch: The Republican candidate validates what white conservatives believe about blacks.

    If there’s one thing I admire about Herman Cain — and truth be told, there is only one thing I admire about Herman Cain — it’s his chutzpah.

    That, as the great Leo Rosten observed, is the kind of gall it takes to murder your parents and then throw yourself on the mercy of the court because you’re an orphan. To borrow a phrase that others have used to demean President Barack Obama, Cain’s is the audacity of hype.

    It’s what makes this previously little-known African-American businessman such a great political con man. He has used it to leap to the top of the Republican presidential heap for several weeks in a row, even though he has no previous electoral experience and few discernible qualifications. When you look beyond the smoke and mirrors of his campaign, it’s simply a scam.

    To start with, although Cain touts his reputation as a problem-solving businessman who turned around the Godfather’s Pizza chain and claims to be a Washington outsider, the truth is anything but. In fact, he first attracted the attention of right-wing political activists during the late 1990s as a savvy lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association, where he fought against such restrictions on American freedom as smoking bans in restaurants, tougher drunk-driving laws and increases in the minimum wage. He was so connected that former Secretary of State Colin Powell once actually stopped his car, jumped out and gave Cain a hug right there on the street. You can’t be more of an insider than that.

    Then there’s the contrast between Cain’s carefully cultivated image as a humble but highly effective manager and the chaos and egomania that reportedly characterize his campaign. According to the New York Times, Cain’s staff was taken aback by an email with this admonishment for when they travel in a car with Cain: “Do not speak to him unless you are spoken to.” How’s that for being aloof? If Cain can’t even run his campaign, how could he hope to manage the nation?

    Even so, Cain’s brand seems to be catching on, at least with his target audience of Tea Party members and other extreme conservatives. I think he’s succeeding because, wittingly or unwittingly, he has tapped into two of America’s greatest traditions of political deception, one black, one white. It’s a great marketing strategy.

    On the black side, Cain employs the age-old habit of telling white folks what they want to hear — especially about other blacks. Cain, like his token fellow black Tea Party favorites Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), recognized early on that white right-wing populists were eager to publicly embrace African-American candidates to prove that they weren’t a pack of racists.


    • 92 isonprize
      October 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm


      How exactly does the Root expect me to read the article with Idris sitting down there in the corner looking at me? 😎

    • October 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      “The audacity of hype” 😆 Spot on!

    • 99 dotster3
      October 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      Heard Toure same the same thing on the Bashir show last week. Cain is a big hit with tea party white people because he’s a black guy who knows his place and his place is entertaining the white peeps and telling them what they want to hear—–bad stuff about other black people. And he is proof for them that they are not the racists they have been accused of being re. Obama. See, they’re not racists, they like the kind of black guy that Cain is, just not the kind of black guy Obama is. Obama is the opposite of Cain, he doesn’t play in the minstrel show.

  23. 100 isonprize
    October 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    ack… Had to get my son to bed. Missed it all!! Is there a video? Or will that take a few days?

    • 101 utaustinliberal
      October 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Check http://www.cspan.org to see if they’ve put the video up. I know C-SPAN ONE will be re-airing the speech at 12PM ET/ 11PM CT/ 9PM CT

      • 102 isonprize
        October 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        UT, you are so smart! They haven’t posted it yet, in fact. it says that the NIAF event hasn’t happened yet. I clicked the “search it, clip it, save it” and that IS the right place to looks. Thanks!!

        • 103 conlakappa
          October 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

          If you haven’t checked it out yet, it’s on the White House’s Web site. Look in the photos and videos section.

  24. 104 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    C-SPAN ONE is showing MY darling Robert Gibbs speaking truth about the U.S. Economy and Federal Deficit including the intransigence of republicans in congress.

    Oh damn Brett Baier of fox news is the moderator and turd blossom Karl Rove is also on the panel. At least Alan Simpson is there to counter Rove’s BS.

    Should be interesting to watch.

    • 105 utaustinliberal
      October 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Lawrence Summers is also on the panel. It looks like it’s a roundtable debate. Alan Simpson is slamming Grover Norquist. Said he’s a guy witn very bad ideas whom stupid republicans signed a pledge with. That Grover is stupid for thinking Reagan never raised taxes. That republicans are shooting themselves in the foot by not yielding on tax revenues.

    • 107 Ladyhawke
      October 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

      thanks ds, I didn’t read the article yet, but it really looks good. I will check it out tomorrow. But I have to say the frustration I have with the OWS movement is that I think they should be doing GOTV and demanding to know why the Republican Party is blocking the implementation of elements of Dodd Frank and the American Jobs. Act.

      The best part about the OWS protests is that it has changed the topic of discussion from deficits and cutting to the 1% where it belongs. But complaining is one thing making your voice heard at the ballot box is another. When I hear that a lot of these folks did not vote in 2010, it infuriates me. They better wake up and smell the coffee and realize that while they are protesting they should also be getting registered to vote and making sure they get their arses to the polls on November 6, 2012.

      Sorry, I just had to get that out.

      • 108 desertflower
        October 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        Oh, no apologies necessary. I agree with you.The problem is, is that not all of these folks seem to understand that PBO is the ONLY one standing in the way of the ruthless 1%. Some, though not all, seem to think that there is someone better out there that will stand up for them. Big Mistake. Like the everyday Republican voter, they haven’t put the dots together yet. The connection being that the Republican powers that be in Washington, DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEM. These people are not their concern, not who they favor, but they will use these “everyday common conservative voters’ to push their agenda to get elected. If they had a bus big enough, the voters that put them into power would be thrown under that bus so fast it would make their head’s spin. If they’re NOT a corporation, or the top 1%…they are just fodder to get to power.Poor, poor fools.If they can’t make the huge $$ donations, or give them access to the power they crave…they are useless fools. The only problem seems to be, they just don’t know it yet. We need to remind them.

        • 109 conlakappa
          October 30, 2011 at 7:27 pm

          Co-sign to all of that. If they’re not talking about voting, I have no time for them because they are clearly not serious.

  25. October 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Added a couple of video clips and photos 😉

    Thanks to UT for this: C-SPAN ONE will be re-airing the speech at 12PM ET/ 11PM CT/ 9PM CT


  26. 117 Marlz (@marjgra)
    October 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Maher panel rips GOP strategist for not admitting Iraq invasion was ‘wrong’

  27. 123 conlakappa
    October 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I’m surprised that NIAF invited him. They have tended to trend very rightward, e.g., Scalia is frequently a big attraction at the dinner.

  28. 124 defytheodds
    October 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Video: Wisconsin Can’t Wait

    Also, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate stated: “Just days before we begin collecting signatures, Scott Walker’s fellow Republicans are attempting to add a new requirement that all recall petitions must be notarized.” ….”In the end, the Scott Walker plots against democracy will not stop his recall.”

    And, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party says more recalls of Republican state senators are planned for next year, too.

    Looks like Walker picked the wrong fight…

  29. 127 Proud of Obama
    October 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Look at that CNBC hussy looking like she’s swooning. I know she can’t help it.

  30. 131 stylishgurl
    October 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    OOOOH_EEEEM_GEEEEEE That b_______ Marian Bartiromo didnot just try to shakes POTUS’s hand. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUGH! Also that power hungry creep Cuccineli ….. They just ruined by O high!
    *logs off*

    • 132 desertflower
      October 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm


    • 133 Sue in Minnesota
      October 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Ha ha I knew Cuccinelli was a Republican just from his demeanor. I had to go to his website to find out what he looked like. Sourpuss!
      He was the only one that seemed to have the look of constipation on his face. Everyone else seemed to be enjoying themselves, gracious and enthused about the President’s appearance.

      When the President does that little deep throated chuckle, laughing at his own joke, I melt…it gets me everytime.

  31. October 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    How totally weird is it to see Fabio standing there? LOLz.

  32. 139 Proud of Obama
    October 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I just love that third photo. It’s like PBO is saying “come on. Bring it.”

  33. October 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Ya done good, again!

  34. October 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Dayum, PBO would look good dressed in a burlap bag.

    I have come to the conclusion, that the male haters such as West, Smiley, Moore and all the ALL republican men hate him becasue he’s so damn fine and they’re jealous.

    And the women like Peggy Noonan, Dowd, Bachmann and Palin hate him becasue they know they can never have him.


  35. 148 donna dem 4 obama
    October 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Fantastic pics Chips!

  36. 149 elo4obama/biden
    October 29, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Oh, I’m so sad to hear Melodie Barnes is leaving at the end of the year. Is she the one who got engaged and married early on in the administration? I just feel that I’ve seen her as the lead in so many policy initiatives and facilitating so many business and community discussions. I have no doubt though that everyone on PBO team works there butt off and it takes a lot of committment and time to do what they do. I wish her the best. http://www.slatev.com/video/null/

  37. 150 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm



    When Mitch McConnell and the Republicans decided at the beginning of President Obama’s administration (before he was even sworn in) to block everything he tried to do, they forgot about the fact that they would not be able to block his foreign policy agenda. Fast forward and to their surprise, President Obama’s foreign policy leadership is making previous Republican Presidents look like amateurs – most especially President George W. Bush.

    What this does is set up a very interesting question for the American people and the gasbags on cable and network television. Just imagine what President Obama could have accomplished domestically if he did not have to deal with the obstruction of the Republican Party. it’s a question that deserves some attention and analysis. Think about it. Where would the country be today if President Obama had a congress that he could work with??

    So here’s the question, exactly what platform will the Republican Party presidential candidate run on? What have they offered except the same old tired, worn out devastating policies of the Bush administration. There are no new or original ideas coming from the GOP. With that in mind, I have come up with what I think their platform might be. This is just a partial list.

    – We obstructed President Obama during his first term and sabotaged the economic recovery.
    – We just don’t believe in putting country before party.
    – We used hostage taking as a governing strategy.
    – We did nothing to spur job creation.
    – We were perfectly willing to see the country default on it’s debts.
    – We delayed confirmation hearings for judges, just because.
    – We blocked the appointment of a director to the CFPB. The agency that looks out for consumers with the motto “Know before you owe”.
    – We made no tax pledges to this guy named Grover Norquist.
    – We want to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
    – We want to repeal Dodd-Frank financial reform.
    – We want to dismantle the EPA.
    – We don’t believe in climate change.
    – We are against the DREAM Act.
    – We believe he only way to deal with immigration is to build more fences.
    – We say no taxes for the wealthy ever.
    – We say no regulations ever.
    – We don’t like entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid.
    – We want to turn Social Security into a voucher system.
    – We want a balanced budget amendment for the federal government because it’s worked so well for the states.
    – We are vehemently anti-government when it is convenient for us.
    – We want to overturn Roe v Wade because we are obsessed with the uterus.
    – We want to dismantle unions.
    – We want to disenfranchise African American, Latino and student voters.
    – We don’t have a coherent foreign policy agenda.
    – We don’t want to end the war in Iraq.
    – We have disdain for the American people.
    – We agree totally with the Citizen’s United ruling of the supreme court.
    – We think the OWS crowd are dirty, rotten hippies.
    – We roll with the 1% – they are our peeps.
    – We just don’t like Attorney General Eric Holder.

    VOTE FOR THE GOP (Do Nothing Congress) IN 2012 because …..

    – President Obama did not completely clean up the mess we made during the 8 years of the Bush administration.
    – We just don’t think anyone but a Republican should be in the White House.
    – Donald Trump says there are still questions about President Obama’s birth certificate.

    • 151 LOL
      October 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      *THIS* I saw a poll the other day saying 69% of Americans think the GOP only looks out for Rich people. As Andrew Sullivan would say *meep,meep* All this time they have made policies to benefit the rich but portrayed them as helping the middle class- the TRUTH has finally come out.

      • 152 Ladyhawke
        October 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm

        I am loving the full court press with the executive orders. Maybe the American people will finally understand the three branches of government and what their roles and responsibilities are. Everybody acts like President Obama has some magic wand to make congress do what he wants them to do. Meanwhile, they are a separate branch of government that is not doing their job. The MSM pretends there is no congress. The only person responsible for the ills of the country is President Obama.

        Well, that’s changing because President Obama is making it clear to the American people that HE is doing everything in his power from the EXECUTIVE branch to spur job creation. It’s congress the LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (with Republican majority in the house) that is doing absolutely nothing for job creation. The sooner more Americans understand that fact the better.

    • 153 desertflower
      October 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Nice list. Don’t forget to Get Rid of the Dept of Education….because a good mind is such a waste.

    • October 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      This is a great list and says it all. They have nothing and they’re running on empty.

  38. October 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Nancy, yay! Maria Bartiromo, booooo!

    My POTUS looks smashing tonight! Molto bello, Mr. President, Molto bello!

    • 156 isonprize
      October 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      PJ, I so agree. But then again, President Barack Obama would look good in just about anything! The only time he looks better is when Michelle is with him. He just positively GLOWS when he’s with his MIchelle!!!

  39. 158 Me4obama
    October 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I just couldn’t bring myself to watch the speech, When I saw Maria Bartiromo, that was it for me. I CAN’T stand that woman faking her happiness to see My President, she is a right winger.

    • October 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      She’s just another one of the so-called financial experts who didn’t see the collapse of wall street coming.

      How anyone can still watch Cramer of CNBC, and others like him is beyond me.

    • 160 isonprize
      October 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Me4O, ignore her. Watch the clips. Our President is in fine, FINE form! Don’t let the dummies get you down.

      • 161 Me4obama
        October 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

        Isonprize, I tried to watch the first 2 mins but just the thought of her being their angered me so much I had to delete the whole recording. That’s just me and I can’t change it. At least I got to read the comments and heard what he said, that’s what I will settle for.

  40. 162 desertflower
    October 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    http://dailydish.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c45669e20162fbfc7753970d-popup See if this comes out right:) Maybe I have a new toy, but I sure still never figured out how to post a video or a photo:)

    • 163 isonprize
      October 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Desertflower, I actually laughed out loud on that one. Really.

      And I really laughed at the thought of the type of people who would NOT say “thank you” What weasels.

      • 164 desertflower
        October 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

        🙂 What kind of people would not say “thank you?” The ones that think they’re entitled.Like “journalists” for starters..

  41. 165 Ceb
    October 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Mr. Romance Cover model, Fabio was there; who knew? PBO’s fans come from all walks of life.

    PBO looked especially handsome.

  42. October 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Maria is a 1 percenter….. She sucks and I remember all her nasty snide comments about the President and his economic policies.

    Even the Big Banks see their over reach is not working regarding those debit cards and trying to blame it on the Dodd-Frank bill to regulate them from taking advantage of the 99%,, Finally the people are beingining to fight back and we are winning because a lot of the Big banks have decided not to follow Bank of America’s lead.. ha..ha..ha…

  43. October 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Scott Olsen has been moved to an undisclosed hospital and his family tells Michael Moore to BUZZ OFF:

    Hospital to Michael Moore: Don’t try to visit Scott Olsen

    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Scott Olsen, the 25-year-old Iraq war veteran who was injured by a projectile during Tuesday’s “Occupy Oakland” demonstration, remains in fair condition.

    On Saturday, a spokesperson for Highland Hospital told ABC7 News Olsen had been transferred to another undisclosed hospital.

    The spokesperson also said documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tried to visit Olsen on Saturday. The hospital said the family has asked for Olsen’s privacy and asked Moore not to try to visit Olsen again.
    “We have a very, very polite message to Mr. Moore: Mr. Olsen is not here,” the hospital spokesperson said, “and if you do find out where he is, the Olsen family doesn’t want you to come there either.”


  44. October 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Hospital to Michael Moore: Don’t try to visit Scott Olsen
    Parents tell Moore to stay away from injured soldier…I kid you not.

    What was he thinking???


  45. October 29, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Gosh fricking darn it!!! I had no clue he was speaking tonight! Been watching scary movies all day and just finished painting my nails. It’s been a rainy day so no outside activities. Frickity frick! Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnn! Arg!!

  46. October 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Well, I decided to pretend I knew what I was doing and used one of the cleaners mentioned just before signing off, only to discover that I can’t find certain ‘stuff’ now AND my message to Desertflower went to la-la land because I’d inadvertently cleared away my sign-in. Sigh!

    I think I’ll just go to bed now and try to see if anything is recoverable tomorrow when I’m more rested.

    Sleep tight and sweet dreams, everyone! Tomorrow is another day, …even for computer dummies like me.
    [Hi Joan K S, still thinking of you and hoping you are making good progress.]

    • 182 Sue in Minnesota
      October 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      We are so sisters vc….I did the exact same thing today. And I also have been fretting about Joan, I hope we hear that all is going well…soon.

      Rest well!

    • 183 desertflower
      October 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      OH, Honey! I hope you still have your “stuff” tomorrow….don’t worry about me, you can tell me tomorrow:) Sorry….all will be better in the AM.

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.



Blog Stats

  • 43,364,639 hits
October 2011

%d bloggers like this: