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Janet Kavandi, Director of Flight Crew Operations at Johnson Space Center, presents President Obama with a jacket during a drop by with the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in the Oval Office, Nov. 1, 2011. The jacket features patches from several past space shuttle missions. Pictured in the background, from left, are: Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialist Sandy Magnus, Commander Chris Ferguson and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Wednesday

11:25 The President delivers remarks in front of the Key Bridge at Georgetown’s Waterfront Park in Washington, DC

12:30 Jay Carney’s press briefing

2:30 Michelle Obama hosts the PCAH’s National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

4:15 The President and Vice President meet with Senate Democratic leadership

7:0 The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Nice, France

7:0 The Vice President and Jill Biden host Eric Cantor and his wife Diana for dinner at the Naval Observatory

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President Obama will have at least three bilateral meetings while in France this week for the G-20, and he plans to end the week with a press conference.

On Thursday, he’ll meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and on Friday he will meet with Argentine President Cristina Kirchner.

The President’s press conference will be on Friday, before he returns to Washington.

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May 2011:

Thanks Lisa – you have to wonder how Mittens will cope with the pressure if he makes it as far as the Presidential campaign ……. 😉

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Hi everyone, I’ve just added a section on the site for videos of your very, very, very most loved speeches by the President – you’ll see the link on the sidebar on the right. I’ll update it over the next few days, but would be huuUUuugely grateful if you could let me know in the comments (here) which speeches were your favorites – I’ll be be happy to include them. Thanks people.


284 Responses to “hey, smart!”


  1. 1 Me4obama
    November 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    CUUUUUUUUUUUTEEEEEEEEEEE. Is he wearing his jacket inside? My President is indeed skinny. So cute

  2. 9 vitaminlover
    November 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    He loves those scientific and math things. So this is right up his alley. How nice.

  3. 10 LOL
    November 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Little by little…….. ” AIG makes $972 million TARP repayment” “So far Treasury has gotten back 317 billion which represents nearly a 77 percent return out of the total $413 billion disbursed through TARP,

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AIG-makes-972-million-TARP-rb-1152169522.html?x=0

  4. November 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    last post the Rev. Al video

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    he was HILARIOUS.

    I think he’s enjoying this Cain stuff almost as much as he enjoys WILLARD.

    NAAAHHHH

    WILLARD’S still the center of Rev. Al’s heart – LOL

    • 16 dotster3
      November 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      I’m hearing LOD reporting that NYT is just now reporting that the Restaurant Assoc. said that the settlement was a year’s salary to one of the accusers—$35,000. So not a 2, 3 or 3-6 mo. salary settlement as Cain has variously stated. And this isn’t the accuser described by Cain as charging sexual harassment after he said she was the same height as his wife, as story which was not believable. They are now talking about the possibility of multiple accusers. And they are also saying that the bigger scandal will be the likely illegal groundwork set up by the smoking guy in Wi. to launch Cain’s campaign. I’d say Cain has a few problemos.

      • 17 nintendowii10
        November 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

        That’s what I’ve been predicting ever since this story broke, that the accusations of sexual harassment don’t involve just two women, but multiple women. Cain is on his way to becoming the Tiger Woods of the Republican Party.

        • 18 hopefruit2
          November 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

          Cain thinks that because he can sing, that will see him thru with the Teabaggers. Cain is delusional and he can go sing himself into obscurity.

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm

        Rachel Maddow did a great segment on the illegal campaign contributions

        • 20 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
          November 2, 2011 at 1:49 am

          Again you guys are foaming at the mouth and in glee of Cain’s demise, but we shouldn’t want this character out of the race just yet. We need Mittens to be confronted and battered in time for the general election.

          • 21 nintendowii10
            November 2, 2011 at 2:40 am

            And as I pointed out in the previous thread Keith, it won’t make an iota of a difference if the media treats Willard with kid gloves during the primaries. He’ll be debating himself in debate 1, and all our President will have to do is SIT THERE and watch.

            Even if Cain drops out, there’s still Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, all whom could go after Willard in the primaries.

          • November 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

            Keith, I so agree. This Cain stuff is distracting the American people away from what we would face under a Romney presidency. Also, it is distracting us away from the OWS movement and the Republicans’ inaction on jobs.

  5. 23 collegekay
    November 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    He’s so adorable. I love the jacket on him.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      He is indeed adorable. He looks so cute in that jacket.

      Gosh I wish I could hug him.

      • 25 HZ
        November 2, 2011 at 12:05 am

        Donna, don’t forget that I have a pillow. That is the best that I can do without getting all of us in trouble with our beautiful FLOTUS. Remember I told you all about my lovely pillow that has his photo on it with him standing behind the podium pointing his finger say,”They call me, Mr. President.” Smiles. However, No one touches that pillow in my study. He is so cute on that pillow.HZ

  6. 26 Me4obama
    November 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Ok, VP Biden is hosting TODDLER??? WTF 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      Toddler will have the deer-in-the-headlights look in his eyes, when he arrives. He’s so not ready for a dinner chat with Joe! He won’t be able to sleep tonight. So funny (and brilliant on Joe’s part).

      • 28 HZ
        November 2, 2011 at 12:09 am

        Jacquelineoboomer, Eric and Diana will be shaking in their shoes when our dear VPOTUS finishes with them. Joe will talk Toddler’s head off, and give him part of that speech he gave in Florida last week. Remember, VPOTUS called out Cantor. I would love to be a fly on the wall tomorrow night. Brilliant move by our POTUS and VPOTUS. Love it.HZ

  7. November 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday night filed for cloture on the motion to proceed to the next installment of President Obama’s jobs bill, setting the wheels in motion for a possible vote later in the week.

    Reid explained in filing the motion that he is hoping to reach an agreement with Republicans to allow the bill to proceed without a vote, but that he was acting to “protect” the legislation. If a vote were forced, it would take place on Thursday morning at the earliest.

    Before adjourning the Senate at 6:57 p.m. on Tuesday night, Reid confirmed two minor executive nominees. The legislative body is set to return at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

  8. 32 nintendowii10
    November 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    😆 😆 Ventured over to Politico to see the reactions over the Herman Cain fiasco, and it’s become a fight with Cain vs Romney, and the Cain folks over there are attempting to spread rumors that President Obama IS GAY! 🙄

    And this is just the TIP of the iceberg!

  9. November 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    VERY COOL JACKET!! I bet he’s thrilled. Wait till the girls see it!!

  10. November 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm

     
    November 1, 2011, 7:00 pm
    House requires Peace Corps to sexual assault response training

    By Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a bill that would require the Peace Corps to adopt a comprehensive sexual assault response training program, including practices that allow for Peace Corps volunteers to be removed from potentially dangerous situations overseas.

    The House approved the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act, S. 1280, by a 406-0 vote.

    The bill is a reaction to recent news stories that say volunteers have been sexually assaulted and even killed. Back in January, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) accused the Peace Corps of trying to cover up the rape of nearly 1,000 volunteers over the last decade.

    The bill was approved by the Senate in late September, and House passage moves it to the Senate for President Obama’s signature.

  11. 52 utaustinliberal
    November 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Hahahaha. PBO is so slim/skinny. That jacket looks cute on him.

    I’m going to be praying for VP Biden. He’s having dinner with the devil’s spawn(Eric Cantor) tomorrow. The good lord knows if I ever had the misfortune of sitting across that pile of trash……I would reach over and continuously pimp slap the shit out of him everytime he opened his mouth and that phoney southern accent came out.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      I’m confident Joe Biden can handle anyone. He spent a lot of years in the Senate dealing with snakes. Cantor will be badly outclassed.

      • 54 anniebella
        November 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

        Okay guys, let us come together in prayer for VP Biden and Dr. Biden. Let them sprinkle holy water before and after that thing comes over for dinner.

    • 55 dotster3
      November 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      I would order a coconut cream pie—-an entire cream pie—–and I would have some kind of slipping mishap where the pie somehow landed smack in Cantor’s face. And then I would say, “Oh, I’m SO sorry” as I look away while stifling gales of laughter.
      Good thing I’m not VP.

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      So funny, utaustinliberal, about his “phony southern accent.” I thought I was the only one that felt that way! It just doesn’t go with his phony face and the other parts of his phony persona.

      • 58 HZ
        November 2, 2011 at 12:21 am

        UT, and Anniebelle and dotster3, may I assist you all in serving the pie? I would love to. Oh, how glorious that would be.HZ

  12. 59 Judith Fardig
    November 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Can you imagine how cool the Barack Obama Presidential Library/Museum will be with all the wonderful clothes, awards, artifacts, etc. from his TWO terms?!

  13. 66 desertflower
    November 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, surprise, surprise! Rand Paul’s response to Cain scandal: ” Some women just can’t take a joke.” What a POS.

    • 67 utaustinliberal
      November 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      No way. No fucking way. That scumbag did not just compare sexual harrassment to a joke. Does he understand how violated a woman feels when a man in power takes or tries to take advantage of her? How her person feels when a man tries to denigrate her in the worst way possible? The people who get elected to congress amaze me. To think a woman married and lies next to this worthless piece of trash every night defies belief.

      • 68 desertflower
        November 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

        Part of the reason is they have such lack of respect for women. To back up that statement, look at the kinds of bills they have taken up. Anyone here from Kentucky, because this guy needs a wakeup call from an irate Kentucky constituent….and he needs to be voted the hell out of Congress!

    • 69 nintendowii10
      November 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Rand Paul’s statement just shows how the Republicans are misogynists. Typical blame the victim bullshit.

      I dare Rand Paul to go say that to the face to all the victims of sexual harassment, but his ass is too chickenshit to do so. Asshole! 😡 😡 😡 😡

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Yeah, I think Son of Ron used the old timeworn phrase, “It’s getting to where you can’t joke with women anymore.”

      Grrrr.

      I’ll try to share this as a “short” story. Back in the early ’90s at a Navy organization where I worked, I was responsible for staging their first full-day stand-down, off site, for “Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training.” This was after the Navy’s infamous “Tailhook” sexual harassment scandal in 1991, if anybody recalls that. Anyway, there were all kinds of annual training events and focus groups after that time, to make sure the civilian workforce “got it” that it was inappropriate behavior in the workplace. I cannot begin to tell you the number of times I heard “It’s getting to where you can’t joke with women anymore.” And that was 20 years ago! Same old, same old.

      Gloria Steinem once said something like: “Now they call it sexual harassment. We just called it life.” I’m not sure if Herman Cain was guilty as charged, but he’s from the generation that just called it life, so that’s at least one reason to suspect he was. I’ll wait for more proof, and looks like we’ll be seeing it.

    • 72 anniebella
      November 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      Where did they did up Rand Paul? Is this the dad of son, either way both of them are alittle weird.

    • 75 utaustinliberal
      November 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      Thanks for the link desertflower. Just tweeted it.

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

      In 2010 we got a lot of lowlife in the Senate who have no business being there. Rand Paul is among those who pollute the Senate and whose salary I absolutely resent. There have been reptiles in the Senate in the past, but the crop that came in with the 2010 wave are among the vilest and most incompetent in years. We have to figure out a way to unseat these do and know nothings. Do the women in Kentucky just acquiesce to everything? Are they stuck in a time warp? Of course, it’s not just Kentucky. Everyone in Pa needs to hang their heads in shame over Toomey. Ugh.

  14. November 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    whoever is that glenn guy from AP. You go man. The fucking handler of mittens is worse than mittens himself.

  15. 81 anniebella
    November 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Looks like Mitt the flip flopper got alittle upset there. Add can’t control his temper, to lying and flip flopping.

    • 83 nintendowii10
      November 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      I disagree with George Will at times, but I will take him over the current crop of Republicans, At least Will isn’t whining about FEMA camps, Marxists in the government, demanding President Obama’s birth certificate, saying he’s a Kenyan, etc etc etc. Will is at least sane, though wrong at times.

      • 84 desertflower
        November 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

        I do like George Will…that said, it was more the response from Bob Cesca that I thought was priceless:)

        • 85 desertflower
          November 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

          SOrry. I meant I do NOT like GW. Must be tired….

        • 86 desertflower
          November 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

          I meant NOT LIKE

        • 87 Cindy Sweatt
          November 2, 2011 at 1:04 am

          I can not stand George Will. I can no longer watch him on t.v. I always disagree with him.

          • November 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

            Will is now and always has been a pompous ass. His know-it-all manner about things he is actually ignorant of has always been extremely grating. I honestly don’t know who he appeals to. Old, cranky, half-informed, over verbose, wanna be profs? He has been polluting the pages of WaPo for decades now and it is way, way past time for him to retire.

      • 89 nathkatun7
        November 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

        I respectfully disagree! Will is as bad, if not worse, than all “the current crop of Republicans,” because masquerades as a responsible person with great intellect. I totally share Bob Ceska’s sentiments about George Will.

  16. 91 Eleroy
    November 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Mitt Romney is a slimey, yucky, dishonest POS!!! Watch him trying to suck up and buy up the media. Let’s talk Glen my ass. The man is desperate for this presidency and will sell his soul to the devil and while at it, will try to buy up the media a la asshole Megan McCain’s lame father.
    Last time it was barbeques at the ranch in Arizona, wonder what idiotic Mitt romney will be dangling for favorable coverage and softball questions that don’t reveal his patent dishonesty and do little damage to his choreographed appearances and ral gas let outs!!!

    Shame on Lawrence O’Donnell for giving that empty, crass idiot Megan McCain airtime. What an idiot!!!

    • 92 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      MSNBC is also in the tank for Romney (with the exception of Rev Al who obviously doesn’t like Willard).

      • 93 dotster3
        November 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

        I see Goldie Taylor is tweeting that the source of the Cain Politico story was a Romney connected board member of the Amer Restaurant Assoc.

    • 95 COS
      November 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Whenever Rachel or Lawrence have Megan McCain on their shows, I refuse to watch her. There is nothing Megan McCain can say that I want to hear. She is only on tv because of her father. I despise her father, and she just walked in off the streets and made herself a pundit because her name is McCain.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      That’s not unusual for North GA, deseertflower, or for almost any part of GA outside of Atlanta. There are some very hateful folks living in this state. I’m glad they got caught. Ricin very is dangerous.

      • 106 desertflower
        November 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        OMG…did someone say HILLJACKS????” Seriously. This is stupid SH**!

      • 107 dotster3
        November 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

        Hateful and nutty as fruitcakes. They were going to just start killing everyone—-ATF agents, IRS, police, ride up and down the expressway blowing poison gas out at everyone, blow up a building like Tim McVeigh etc. Ugly goofballs, probably don’t have a working brain cell among them.

        • November 2, 2011 at 12:45 am

          Also Desertflower and Dotster3, Ed reported about one in Ga., that is off the chart as well. We just keep lifting up in our prayers and meditations our government workers ,etc. These people are crazy and are constanly being helped to spread this hatred with the likes of those evil ones on cable and nut radion programs.

          Keep lifting up our officials and their families in our prayers.HZ

  17. November 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Incredibly inept & stupid GOP field guarantees Obama’s re-election

    October 31, 2011 by William K. Wolfrum

    Eighteen months ago, I wrote that President Barack Obama would win a landslide re-election in 2012. It’s time to double-down on that prediction. Come Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Obama will have another 400 electoral votes and four more years of the presidency on his hands. It’s a sure thing.

    While I admit the high unemployment numbers should be enough to trouble any incumbent, I refer back to my key factor for why Obama will win re-election: “All the GOP has to run against him are Republicans.”

    My friends, with roughly one year to go until the general election, the GOP has amassed what can only be called the worst group of presidential candidates in the history of civilization. By far. This is going back to hunter-gatherer civilizations, even.

    I’m not exaggerating here. People, HERMAN CAIN is the current GOP front-runner. Sure, he can come off as likable, but that view of him is changing rapidly. Add to that he has no grasp of any policy issues, whether foreign or domestic. None. He can’t even repeat simple GOP talking points without screwing it up. And honestly, I’ve seen no reason to believe Cain even wants to be President. I think he wants to sell some books, massage his own ego and then exit stage right once things start getting real. And things are getting real.

    By all intents and purposes, Mitt Romney should be the GOP nominee. But it’s getting harder and harder to see him pull it off. And even if he does, he is so despised among the current conservative movement, that he has no shot in a head-to-head match-up. And for good reason. Romney has – almost without exception – proved to be a man with no real convictions on any issue. He’s pretty, but so is Megan Fox, and everyone’s tired of her acting, as well.

    Rick Perry is stupendously out of his depth and in full collapse mode.

    Newt Gingrich is an angry, serial adulterer.

    Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are ideologues that are just minutes away from dropping out of the race altogether.

    Jon Huntsman doesn’t even deserved to be mentioned here, such is his lack of visibility and support.

    Seriously, try and imagine any one of the above-mentioned candidates in a debate with Obama. It will be wholesale slaughter. Because while Obama has been dinged up during the past four years, his support is still at reasonable historical levels to indicate re-election anyway. Add to that the fact that the GOP will offer him up a completely unelectable candidate, and you have yourself a sure thing.

    The Obama Re-election Extravaganza has yet to be fully unveiled. And once it is, look for him to enjoy 20-30 percent leads over whoever the GOP offers up for sacrifice. Because Obama will most certainly do his part to win re-election.

    And the GOP candidate – whoever it is – will do their part to guarantee four more years of Obama, as well. Because simply put, there has never been a stupider, phonier or more ridiculous field of candidates than what the GOP is now offering.

    🙂

    • 110 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      POP..POP..POP..CRASH..BANG…CLANG..BOOF!!

      That’s the sound of Tweety’s head exploding as he reads this….

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      That’s the sound of me laughing knowing that truer words were never spoken while enjoying the sound of Tweety’s head bursting in angst.

    • 115 desertflower
      November 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      I’m lovin’ that commentary:) I really think he’s absolutely correct…however, I have a little nagging voice in the back of my head that does not discount the “stupid” factor of voters. That said, I DO believe it will all play out pretty much just this way. Thanks, kasai!

    • 118 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks, kasai. Just tweeted that one.

      • November 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

        Thanks, Kasai for that one. I read another one similar. I truly believe in my heart that we have this one, and I do believe that these people are counting on the unemployment rate to be high, BUT I believe that it will be lower by the time Nov. 2012 comes knocking with VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRESS ON!!!!!!!HZ

        • November 2, 2011 at 1:59 am

          You Welcome HZ:-) Hope all is well. I am pressing, volunteering every chance I get….I trust the Almighty is watching over our great Leader, He keeps moving along…working for the good of this country. He has millions that are standing by him and are ready to fight with every fiber of our bodies….Believe that…….proud to be one of the millions.
          Be well (hugs) 🙂

          • November 2, 2011 at 2:52 am

            Thanks Kasai. I am do well. Very grateful. Taking it a day at a time. Yes, we have to trust in the Almighty to watch over our great POTUS. We are going to be just fine. We are together and that makes a difference. Make sure that you get some rest as well. Love you.HZ

      • November 2, 2011 at 1:52 am

        You Welcome Jacque…tweet away!!! 🙂

    • 123 Cindy Sweatt
      November 2, 2011 at 1:07 am

      That is all true in a sane world. I still think we need to get very busy and make sure our President gets re-elected. Otherwise I will have to leave my own country.

    • November 2, 2011 at 3:50 am

      Good piece..thanks kasai! Disagree that mitt is “pretty”, though. I can’t stand to look at this big ol ugly face online. He’s seething with dirty insulting lies and where his core should be there is nothing but a vacuous empty void.

  18. 125 Bobfr
    November 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    ALERT – #FOXNEWSTAINERS We SO want #PizzaCain to be the #KOCHMAFIAGOP Pres candidate in 2012. We beg you to make it real. xoxo

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

  19. November 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    ******

    RSVP TO WATCH THE YOUTH SUMMIT LIVE ONLINE

    Join the Obama Student Summit, live from the University of Pennsylvania, on November 2nd, 2011. This event will officially launch the Young Americans for Obama program. Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina, local leaders, and campus organizers will be on hand to answer your questions about the President’s work for young Americans.

    RSVP below to watch live online:
    http://www.barackobama.com/young-americans/student-summit?source=01-11012011-HQB

    • November 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      Follow @valeisha who is National Youth Vote Director for OFA. She’s in charge of the Greater Together initiative. We need to spread the word far and wide to get out the youth vote in 2012.

  20. November 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Bob did you see Van Jones, promoting a Petition against Atty Gen.Kamala Harris from CA. about mortgage fraud..and he was saying that she’s being pressured by the Obama administration to leave the bargaining table that will help homeowners..

    I sent him @VanJones and JimMessina a tweet asking for evidence, I am holding my breath…
    I noticed that Van Jones is quick to promote anything negative about PBO, but I have yet to see him promote AJA..or anything good for this country. I used to really like him…but lately he’s mission is very cloudy.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      I am soooooooo disappointed in Van Jones.

    • 130 utaustinliberal
      November 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Over the past few weeks Van Jones has begun to piss me off. Ever since he joined Move On, he’s been concern trolling for emoprog causes. Now he tweeting a petition against Kamala Harris? Is he fucking nuts? I know about the mortgage fraud case she’s working on. She’s working in conjunction with Delaware Atty. General Beau Biden, and the NY Atty. General and PBO has in no way told any of them to leave the bargaining table or allow mortgage companies to sign an agreement where they can’t be potentially sued in the future due to robo signings and robo foreclosures. For Van Jones to imply that PBO would sully the system and be against homeowners getting due justice against predatory lenders is the height of disingenuousness.

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

        I was so pissed last night UTA…I quickly tweeted..If he had any evidence that the Obama Administration was putting the pressure..He had the form of the petition for people to sign in.

        I was disgusted…In my Tweet I asked for evidence from VanJones and CC:JimMessina, so that he’s aware what’s going.
        Van Jones is not going to get it away with unfounded facts.

        • 132 desertflower
          November 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm

          Did you send info to Attack Watch, kasai or UTA?

        • November 2, 2011 at 8:40 am

          Jones is following the Hamsher playbook. She also makes wild, negative statements like this, unbacked by facts. Of course, she never directs this toward the real offenders, only Dems and the president. Jones probably got to close to Typhoid Jane and caught the disease.

    • 134 desertflower
      November 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      Oh please tell us that isn’t true. How disappointing. she’s a great AG…wish we had someone like her in AZ:) Instead we have an idiot that’s been barred from the SEC for LIFE….and these R’s in AZ ALL voted for him. AH!!!!!

    • November 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      AYFKM????? Do not mess with Kamala Harris. She is doing incredible work here at Atty Gen. Took BofA to task, is rounding up scammers left and right. WTH is up with Van Jones. Too much hang time with moveon BS.

      • 139 vero804
        November 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        “Too much hang time with moveon BS.”

        – That’s pretty much what I think is going on too.

      • November 2, 2011 at 1:01 am

        Meta, you are correct about Kamala. I know someone who knows her very well. Van is not telling the truth. I will leave it there. We also know that POB highly respects her intelligence and committment to do her job as AJ. Van needs to stop this hellish stuff. HZ

    • 142 vero804
      November 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      I think the problem with Van Jones is that he’s spending a lot of time with the OWS/Prof lefty blog type folks and they’re getting to him. I just ventured to Daily Kos and it’s OWS all the time, along with “Obama is in the tank for Wall Street” type commentary. If I were to hang out with those types on a daily basis, I would probably start pushing odd themes questioning the president’s progressive creds too.

      I don’t think things are as easy as “stand up for the 99%” when it comes to how the president navigate things right now. Banks and business have all the money and they’re sitting on it. Congress is useless. He never really had a Congress that would allow him to reshape the way things are done in this country, and the media would savage him if he goes all out progressive. Despite the fact that conservatism has been proven useless for the current times, Americans aren’t sold on good old fashion progressive ideals. They wouldn’t have swung so violently to the Repubs in 2010.

      Anyway, not making excuses, just putting in my two cents on what’s up with Van Jones. It’s too bad.

    • 144 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 2, 2011 at 2:37 am

      Van Jones has a vendetta out against the Prez. Something has gone wrong in their relationship the past year. He has totally co-opted the MoveOn.org’s attitude toward the Prez. He just might be turning into a bonified Liberterian. He has lost his way and become the enemy I’m afraid. When he joined MoveOn I knew it then. Add him to the emoprog/firebagger list. 😡 Obama/Biden 2012.

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:04 am

      I don’t understand. She’s being pressured to leave the bargaining table? I could have sworn that I saw on Twitter that Kamala had decided to w/draw from the negotiations and go on her own with investigations/prosecutions? And why would they be upset about her being pressured to leave the bargaining table, the left doesn’t even want a deal. They only want investigations.

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

      See here is the article from the latimes saying she pulled out in September: California breaks from 50-state probe into mortgage lenders [Updated] http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/09/california-atty-gen-kamala-harris-breaks-from-national-foreclosure-probe.html

  21. 148 Bobfr
    November 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Never thought I’d thank Coulter for anything but her designating #PizzaCain as her kind of black is just to juicy to not offer gratitude LOL

    #PRESSON

  22. November 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Oops, I posted something and forgot to sign in Chips.

  23. November 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    LOL Bob

    Here’s my Tweet to Ann Coulter:

    @AnnCoulter #We’ve been called:Negro:Colored:Black: African American: I wonder which ” Black” was Ann Coulter comparing her “Better Black” to?

    • 151 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 2, 2011 at 2:41 am

      Ann Coulter is a RACIST. That statement she made could of come out the era of Jim Crow. She made is sound as if AA’s are still owned and sold. Absolutely disgusting.

  24. 153 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmm…..I’m having similar suspicions myself…..

    • 154 desertflower
      November 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Gee, do you think they’ll all apologize if this turns out to be true? Don’t hold your breath!

    • 155 vero804
      November 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Duh! It’s laughable that people even tried to make this a left or Democratic thing. No reason for the Dems to try and take Cain down….especially this soon in the game.

      I tell ya – Cain’s support was starting to show staying power in a way Perry and Bachmann’s support never did. It spooked the Repub establishment, so they had to start the “high tech lynching” now, in order to have time to chip away at his support.

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm

        You are right Vero. I told my sister the same thing. They did not mean for him to stick around. At first he was just a token to try and get black votes for the republican party. He has been throwing out to much red meat and he was getting way to much attention.

    • 157 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Goldie Taylor has been all over the Cain story on Twitter.

  25. November 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Lawrence is preaching tonight in the Rewrite re: Rush’s defense of Herman Cain from “racist liberals” 🙄 . He just gave a sermon. Lawdhamercy.

    • 159 Ladyhawke
      November 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

      pj that segment was EPIC. I know Chips will have a post on it today. That was LO at his best. It was pitch perfect. A total take down of Limbaugh and the rest of the haters.

  26. November 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    HelloooOOOooooo: looking for your help! I just added a bit to this post about the new section on the site for the President’s greatest speeches – have a look, then – pretty please? – leave your suggestions in the comments here.

    Thank you, you bundles of loveliness 😉

  27. November 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    So this woman interviewed by Lawrence says that Hollywood has a new hero in Elizabeth Warren. They want someone that can speak to the people who can sell the democratic message who can break through the wonk talk and actually speak like a human being. WTF

    • 164 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Apparently some folks just cannot compliment Warren without some underhanded bashing of our President. These people are SICK.

      That is how racism and bigotry manifests among these so-called liberals. They won’t be saying anything about birth certificate or Kenyan…but they will engage in these nonstop put-downs, false comparisons, micro-insults, passive-aggressive undermining…

    • November 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      I really like Elizabeth Warren but let’s see her serve in the Senate before we induct her into sainthood and the Presidency. That’s where the rubber meets the road. VOTES in the upper chamber.

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm

        Meta, I like EW also, but I feel that people are looking at her like a savior and they will be disappointed in her as soon as she make it to Washington as a junior senator with no power. That’s one reason why PBO decided to run for President. He felt that he could get more of his agenda done.

      • 168 jacquelineoboomer
        November 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm

        Well said, meta.

    • 169 anniebella
      November 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      Did you listen to that idiot woman? I turn it as soon as I could.

    • 170 dotster3
      November 2, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Her little speech was purposeful, meant to be divisive. Another ploy to divide and discourage Democratic voters.

    • November 2, 2011 at 1:12 am

      COS, I tweeted to Lawrence a piece of my mind about Ms. Janice.HZ

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:30 am

      Soon they will realize that Warren is much more like Pres.Obama but they won’t blame their tendency to fall in love or look for a savior, they will blame the political process or Pres. Obama for turning her. Just watch.

      And what is this wonk talk? the left jokes about right wingers being idiots but want our President to talk down to his voters like idiots. I don’t have an advanced degree but I have understood every word the president has said since day one.

  28. November 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I missed it Cos….She must of forgot that PBO took her under his wings…could it be that she learned a lot from him..
    Just wait until PBO campaigns for her…She hasn’t seen anything yet…Maybe she should start lurking in TOD’S ville for evidence, in how connected is our President. .LOL she needs to STHU

    • November 1, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      This lady who was reporting was from the “Hollywood Reporter”. She went on to say that PBO has been treating Hollywood like a jilted girlfiend who you don’t want anyone to see, i.e. he doesn’t want to be photographed with anyone from Hollywood because he does not want to be depicted in a certain way. Although they still support him, the honeymoon is over and they have found another person to speak for their causes. Being a senator is a lot different than being the President. I agree. That woman need to STFU. 🙂

      • 175 dotster3
        November 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        I couldn’t stand that Hollywood Reporter editor— googled who in the world she thinks she is—-she came there from Us Weekly, has set a new “nasty” tone at the HR, which hasn’t been well received—-those readers were used to a kinder, gentler trade mag. Has a reputation of trashy celebrity style reporting, trashing lots of people in the process. I didn’t like her smug little imaginings—-trying too hard to be startling, controversial, natl enquirer style. Ugh. Just making stuff up.

        • 176 Chi
          November 2, 2011 at 6:08 am

          She actually is a registered Republican, but besides that, what the he’ll does she know about anything…

          Hollywood Reporter is a rather mixed bag of stuff and not necessarily the liberal leaning rag or trade mag you’d think it might be…

          They do quite a bit of anti President Obama snark and delight quite a bit in their interviews with people like Clint Eastwood who’s always quick to dismiss and denigrate President Obama…

          Just because it says ‘Hollywood’ doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ‘liberal’…

          And some of the Hollywood folks are just as bigoted as the tea party crowd…

          A few of them thought they were Democrats till the black guy got in…

          They are the ones you’re likely to find longing for the ‘good old days of Bill Clinton and what might have been if Hillary had won’…

          They try to find fault with anything President Obama does because it’s important to hide their bigotry behind some fake cause that suddenly can’t wait or be simple can’t be partially met…

          Then they jump right back on the bandwagon of the next ‘progressive’ star eager to shore up their ‘liberal’ bona fides…

          And unlike what the perfection they demand of President Obama, nobody else ever has to prove anything…or even do anything…

      • 177 TrumpDog
        November 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

        She was so full of shit

        • November 2, 2011 at 1:20 am

          I told her where she could go. I also told Lawrence how dare he allow this little’ comedy queen ‘come on and talk about POB like Elizabeth knew Hollywood better than POB. Hell, Lawrence, if it wasn’t for POB, no one in Hollywood would even know who Elizabeth Warren is at this time. Plus, POB probably made the connection to get the gig for Elizabeth anyway. He wants Elizabeth to win Mass. just as bad as anyone.

          These fracking people seem to forget who POB is and who and what he knows. Lawrence is hanging out with Howard and his ‘Sources’ and Tweety too much. Plus having Megan on as well was just too much tonight.. Shame on Lawrence.HZ

      • November 2, 2011 at 4:08 am

        She’s full of shit. I’m always reading about Hollywood fundraisers for Obama. The latest when he was in L.A. was at Latino Hollywood fundraiser. This idiot was on LO’D? I hope he checks out the veracity on what people spew on his show when they don’t know what they’re talking about.

        Did anyone see Will Ferrell and Jack Black give a glowing review of PBO when they were at the Lincoln Center or whereever they just were when interviewed?

        “Will Ferrell was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night, and many of the comedians on the red carpet – including the man of the hour himself – had nothing but good things to say about the president.

        Ferrell, who paid a visit to the White House briefing room on Friday, said that he “most definitely” wants Obama to win another term.

        Wearing a velvet jacket, Ferrell – who is known, among many comedic roles, for his impersonation of former President George W. Bush – told POLITICO that Obama has faced some unprecedented challenges. “Every president has a hard job but I think his is times ten,” Ferrell said, adding that he likes that Obama “thinks before he speaks.”

        http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/1011/Will_Ferrell_and_friends_defend_Obama.html

      • November 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

        Ok. All of that is a bold face lie. He just recently appointed Shakira to some board or commission. He teamed up with Clooney on Sudan, etc. etc. That guy from Modern Family opened for him at a fundraiser. Eva Langoria also opened for him recently. That woman is lying. If you look at his donors list – Hollywood bundles and donates a HUGE amount.

  29. 181 utaustinliberal
    November 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    BWAHAHAHA 😆 Just saw a preview of an upcoming South Park episode called #OccupySouthPark. In the preview they mock OWS for blaming everything on President Obama. Cartman gets into his usual messed up crap and he and others use OWS or OSP (Occupy South Park) to blame President Obama instead of the real obstructionists.

    Aint that the truth.

  30. 188 bonkers
    November 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    That Romnutz flack sack talking to the AP guy is quite revealing. He says,

    “Act professionally. Don’t get argumentative with the candidate.”

    THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF JOURNALISM AND “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” ya moran, if a journalist feels a person is being untruthful. It’s the entire reason there is “The Press.”

    It’s revealing, in that’s how most every single modern-day Repub and every single person who works for one of the small handful of Billionaires that owns the ENTIRE MegaMedia, feels a reporter should do their job. Just regurgitate whatever PR slime they peddle, and then shut the hell up (unless it’s a Democrat of course, then question irrationally and incessantly).

    Getting “argumentative” with a candidate who is clearly being dishonest is exactly how he’s supposed to “act professionally.” The only surprising thing from that clip is that a MegaMedia employee was actually practicing Journalism, so expect that reporter to be fired or neutered immediately. Let’s keep an eye out for what happens to Glen now.

    • 189 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 2, 2011 at 3:10 am

      I can’t distinguish wether this video was from 2008 or is recent. Romney did run in the Rethug primaries in 08, before getting plastered by McCain.

  31. 190 dotster3
    November 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    OMG—Stephen Colbert has me falling off the couch laughing—–with the 2 OWS peeps——-cannot even relate it—–about trying to buy in and influece the movement. Colbert is the best of all time!

  32. 192 jacquelineoboomer
    November 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Hasn’t Chris Matthews been saying, while peddling his book, that President Obama needs to learn from President Kennedy?

    I just found this video from August 2009 where Chris is calling President Obama “the last Kennedy brother.”

    Tweety has two heads and two half brains, all dependent on the phases of the moon.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/08/26/msnbcs_matthews_barack_is_the_last_kennedy_brother.html

  33. November 2, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I realized…that the marketing gurus know that anything that has Obama name on it, It sells no matter if it’s true or false. They peddle books…merchandise, I heard in china they even have KFC with Obama name on it…some folks think is racist…but the Chinese know with a Name like Obama means Big business.

  34. 200 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I think this needs to go viral…ASAP

  35. November 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I do not know what to think about this-
    Joe and Jill Biden are inviting mr & mrs Cantor to naval observatory for dinner.

    Look whose coming to dinner?

    You can say that again!

    • 206 Chi
      November 2, 2011 at 6:19 am

      Eric Cantor probably begged to go over…

      Probably has his measuring tape stuffed up his panties…

      It is no secret that he badly wants to be named as running mate to whoever the republican candidate is…

      Cantor’s chief of staff recently left to start a PAC…

      In the republican party, the V.P spot usually goes to those who show a knack for fundraising and Eric is trying to get an early start to prove himself since that’s pretty much all he’ll have going for him consideration- wise…

  36. 207 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Important info on foreclosures/ if you have been wronged by the banks (who hasn’t)
    http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/01/real_estate/foreclosure_abuse/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2

  37. November 2, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Here we go again- I cannot believe we ate going down this path again, the Republicans want these policy riders in the spending bill or they are shutting her down-

    “While not all policy riders are objectionable, many of those included this year are not only controversial but blatantly partisan,” Hoyer wrote. “Included riders would block the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, roll back important clean air and clean water protections, and place new restrictions on women’s access to a full range of medical and health services, among others.”

    —-

    This time the President should do it for about a week and lambast the republicans in the process!

  38. November 2, 2011 at 1:48 am

    I wish I knew how to show this pic..here maybe Chips can do it for me….I finally found it at TPM

    It was last Halloween..this little kid had the warmest smile towards PBO, it just melts my heart every time I see it.

    Here’s the link..just want to share with you:-)

    http://media.talkingpointsmemo.com/slideshow/halloween-at-the-white-house/1-231630

    • 215 desertflower
      November 2, 2011 at 2:06 am

      Like they formed a bond in that moment…PBO with children is a sight to behold. Kids are smart that way:)

      • November 2, 2011 at 2:13 am

        Yes…There’s something about that picture…they connected..and I don’t even know if the kid cared about candies as much as looking at PBO, as you stated, the bond was evident….and spoke volume to me.

        • 217 edp4bho
          November 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

          Very telling how the pundits (Tweety, in particular) never note the connection PBO has with children. That’s because, IMO, children know real goodness, and punditry doesn’t want the decency and likeability of PBO revealed as the reality it is. That picture will be in my files today 😀

  39. 218 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 2:04 am

    He was discussing Perry, but I would argue that this scenario and overall plan, is a “one size fits all” for republicans.
    http://www.truth-out.org/rick-perry-and-bankruptcy-modern-day-conservatives/1320075541

    • 220 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      November 2, 2011 at 3:07 am

      Yes it was an interesting read, but EJ didn’t hasitate to use the common narrative of Obama has a long ways to go. Really? What does EJ mean? HONESTELY these journalist never give up. 🙄

  40. 221 Uche
    November 2, 2011 at 2:35 am

  41. November 2, 2011 at 2:59 am

    via twitter.

    Glenn Beck’s Favorite Gold Company Charged With Fraud

    Goldline International, the California precious metals retailer promoted by Glenn Beck and other right-wing radio hosts, was formally charged with 19 criminal counts—including grand theft by false pretenses, false advertising, and conspiracy—on Tuesday by the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint also implicates Goldline CEO Mark Albarian, along with two other company executives and two salespeople.

    The charges detailed in the complaint support what MoJo’s Stephanie Mencimer first reported in 2010: Using aggressive telemarketing tactics, Goldline employees routinely pressured customers to purchase expensive coins with mark-ups so steep that it was very unlikely the consumer would ever make his money back. The company racked up a long list of complaints with the Federal Trade Commission, and at one point was sanctioned by the state of Missouri. But Beck and other endorsers (including liberal talker Ed Schultz) lent an air of legitimacy to the whole operation, sowing fears of a total economic collapse to help make the pitch for Swiss Francs. Beck’s pitch went a step further, arguing that in the event of a total financial meltdown, the government would confiscate gold bullion—meaning you should invest your money in coins instead.

    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/11/glenn-becks-favorite-gold-company-charged-fraud

  42. November 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

    New quinnipiac poll Cain is up by 7 over Romney.
    Whoa!!!

  43. November 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

    President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is up, from a negative 41 – 55 percent October 5, to a split today with 47 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The president has leads of 5 to 16 percentage points over likely Republican challengers.

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1669

    The President gets a bump!!!

  44. November 2, 2011 at 6:50 am

    ABRIDGED VERSION: The latest act in President Obama’s jobs campaign will have the Key Bridge as its backdrop, as he makes a speech in front of the nearby structure connecting Georgetown to Arlington, Va. Obama’s jobs speeches used to be pleas for Congress to approve his legislation en masse (remember “pass this bill”?), but on Wednesday, he’ll be “urging Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act now,” according to the White House’s guidance to reporters.

    Doing so would “make much-needed investments in infrastructure projects across the country and put more Americans back to work,” the White House said.

    Also of note: Obama and Vice President Biden will huddle with their party’s Senate leaders in the afternoon, the day after House Democrats came by for a chat. Then Obama leaves for the G-20 in France.
    And, Bernanke to hold news conference today at 2:15…

  45. November 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Chip,
    Here is the WH jobs comparison chart-

    Brilliant- I will not hold my breath that any news outlets pick this up!

  46. November 2, 2011 at 7:00 am

    By ALEX ISENSTADT | 11/2/11 4:55 AM EDT

    Black members of Congress have spent months knocking President Barack Obama for not paying more attention to the black community. Now, Congressional Black Caucus members are themselves being charged with disloyalty — by primary challengers angry that they’d kick the president while he’s down.

    For CBC members, it’s a predicament that underscores the inherent political risks in knocking Obama, who they argue has been too quick to compromise with Capitol Hill Republicans and unwilling to pursue an agenda that would help their economically devastated districts — but who still has vast support within the black community.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67386.html

    Oh, this is delicious…

    • 229 donna dem 4 obama
      November 2, 2011 at 7:45 am

      I love it Jovie. I was just on twitter reading this. The one thing that Tweety said in that blood boiling video he did with Politico while pimping the gazzilith book on JFK was the fact that PBO doesn’t have the support of the “establishment dems” in Congress. These people were all Clinton supporters and reluctantly in the end had to support the primary winner. They spend as much time critiquing PBO as they do supporting his agenda. So anytime they are in front of a camera it’s a wash. I hope Maxine Waters gets a challenge as well. Aggressively supports your Democratic President should be the first thing on any candidates resume running next year. Frankly I hope some of them press these Dems to the point that they get the message and fall in line.

    • 232 Me4obama
      November 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

      😆 😆 This is Music to my ears. Goodmorning TODville

    • 234 desertflower
      November 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

      HA! That boomerang came back around!

  47. November 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Bwahahaha- David Gregory, but but but once their is a republican nominee they will be a lot stronger and formidable.

    Poor David, he will not admit his republican party is nuts!

  48. November 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

    source: Center for Responsive Politics
    WASHINGTON–Women are stingy when it comes to political giving in the 2012 presidential campaign, according to a new study by the Center for Responsive Politics. President Obama does the best with women when it comes to campaign contributions.
    The analysis confirms what professional political fund-raisers know: compared to men, it is very hard to get women to write checks to campaigns. Women donated about 27.6 percent of all campaign cash, the center estimated.
    Findings from the Center for Responsive Politics, based on disclosure reports of donations over $200:

    percent female contributors
    16.1 percent Ron Paul
    25.1 percent Herman Cain
    29.6 percent Mitt Romney
    32.3 percent Rick Santorum
    33.5 percent Rick Perry
    43.8 percent President Obama

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/women_are_stingy_when_it_comes.html

  49. 238 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 2, 2011 at 7:43 am

    HOW COOL IS THAT? OUR PRESIDENT WOULD MAKE A MIGHTY FINE ASTRONAUT! SHOOT FOR THE MOON PBO! 4 MORE FOR 44! FRANKLY…WE ALL LOVE YOU…’TO THE MOON AND BACK!’

  50. November 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Adp says that since last march, small businesses have been hiring 60k jobs per month.
    So, main street is hiring, wall street, not si much!!!

    • 240 donna dem 4 obama
      November 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

      We’re bleeding public sector jobs since all these Republican Governors took over last November. Were it not for that, the unemployment rate would be down in the low 8%. These Governors know exactly what they are doing and it is intentional. They cut the jobs at the state level and the Repubs in Congress refuse to stimulate the economy by giving the states assistance to keep teachers, fire-fighters and police officers on the job and voila the unemployment rate stays static. Thereby keeping the country in a foul mood to blame the person in charge and not a single voice of the media will say it out loud.

  51. 242 Mae who love our CIC
    November 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Condoleeza Rice pushing her book. She is just pathetic. The success of PBO foreign policy, the taking down of terroristis is because he build on what Bush left him. If the intelligence that was gathered in 2007 was so important then why did Bush not get OBL. Just a bunch of crock. You just lose respect for people like her. She would not directly give PBO credit wo referencing GB. Liar, liars. Just ranting this morning.

    • 243 donna dem 4 obama
      November 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Mae, you have to hand it to Republicans they get a talking point and they stick to it. They don’t ever give this President credit without prefacing it with some success for their side. We could take a page out of their playbook and try and do the same when discussing the successes of the Obama Administration. Do you notice how whenever a Dem is being interviewed he will give the President credit and in the same breath talk about how the President should have done more? They just don’t know how to give full stop support. Republicans are disciplined in their messaging and go by that old saying, “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it” even when it’s not the full truth.

  52. 244 Tulips
    November 2, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Wow ppl pushed back against the CBC and now some are being primaried and called out for not supporting the president http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67386_Page2.html

    • 245 donna dem 4 obama
      November 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

      Loving it!

    • November 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

      I hope some lose their seats too. There’s a need for new blood, new way of thinking. Some have just been there too long, too complacent. I don’t understand how some could think that the one thing they needed to push, the one notable thing, was to criticize and malign President Obama. That’s just stupid for about 1000 reasons. I’d be interested in learning about this 38 yr. old, challenging Conyers. All these complainers were all Clinton people who never fully supported Obama, which is just unbelievable to me also, for another 1000 reasons.

      • November 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

        I have been very disappointed in the CBC as a whole because they did not stand together behind our President. There are 43 members and some should be very outspoken in support of the President. Saying nothing is not an option either.

        • 249 edp4bho
          November 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

          Rep. Chaka Fattah, Philadelphia…..strongest supporter of PBO…..never a negative word…..will insist on touting the accomplishments. So proud of him.

    • November 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

      Conyers, has consistently bashed PBO. It all started right after PBO was elected. I use to listen to him on the progressive talk shows and he always talked negative about PBO, especially during the health care debate. Yet, he is expecting an endorsement from PBO.

  53. 252 Tulips
    November 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

    This link is courtesy of sherylKaye

  54. November 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Our dreams have come true. Bill Burton – love the guy – and his group have put out this smashing ad against Romney:

    http://mittromneysamerica.com

    Home run!!

  55. 260 donna dem 4 obama
    November 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Its just one poll but hopefully its the start of a trend.

    President Barack Obama has received a boost in the polls over the last month, according to a new survey Wednesday.

    Forty-seven percent of respondents approved of the president’s job performance, compared to 49 percent who disapproved, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The margin of error for the poll is 2.1 percent.

    Sorry its GOPolitico
    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67417.html#ixzz1cYENHcPY

  56. November 2, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Another great chart from the WH. What a Jobs Plan Looks Like:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/02/what-jobs-plan-looks?

  57. November 2, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Here’s your opportunity. Let us know if you’re not on twitter and want us to tweet your question:

    @JohnJHarwood
    A week from now, @MariaBartiromo and I will moderate @cnbc debate of GOP 2012 candidates, at 8 pm ET in Michigan. Questions for them?

  58. November 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

    The U.S. private sector added 110,000 jobs in October, according to ADP. http://wsj.com

    • 266 donna dem 4 obama
      November 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Now I’m hoping that the public sector doesn’t bleed more jobs this month so that we can get some downward movement on the unemployment rate.

      • 267 Tulips
        November 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

        The executive order president signed for that historical building in Virginia i heard will put 3000 federal workers back to work.

  59. 268 donna dem 4 obama
    November 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    My reply to Chucky was: “Jealous much Chuck? If you WHPC actually acted like real journalist the Pres wouldn’t have to go to local news.”

  60. November 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

    For what it’s worth, adp says we added 110k jobs for october!

    Me thinks it is better!

  61. November 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Oh brother, mittens dies all the same press outlets today that the president did yesterday.
    Does he have any original thoughts, or is he going to just follow tge President around and copy his campaign?

  62. November 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

    By Jason Ukman
    The Obama administration has named a senior member of the Haqqani network a specially designated global terrorist, slapping sanctions on the commander as it continues to ramp up pressure on the Pakistan-based group.

    The commander, Mali Khan, was recently captured in Afghanistan during a combined Afghan and coalition operation. U.S. officials have identified him as a key coordinator for the Haqqani network, and, in a statement, the State Department said his deputy had provided support to the suicide bombers who carried out the deadly attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel in June.

    “Mali Khan has overseen hundreds of fighters, and has instructed his subordinates to conduct terrorist acts,” the State Department said.

    The new designation, announced Tuesday, freezes any assets Khan has in U.S. jurisdictions and bars Americans from engaging in any transactions with him. More broadly, it sends a message that U.S. officials are continuing to exert pressure on the Haqqani network, even as they try to force the group into serious negotiations over a political resolution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/us-sanctions-haqqani-network-commander/2011/11/01/gIQAUp3lcM_blog.html

  63. November 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

    These far right wackos in Georgia wanted to use ricin on government facilities in Atlanta.
    Luckily, the federal government is keeping us all safe, as they nabbed these geezers!

  64. 276 carolyn
    November 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Well, those press people will easily see the differences between Mittens and the President. I doubt that Romney impresses them.

  65. November 2, 2011 at 9:22 am

    never thought it would CREATE jobs..
    only thought it would HELP those students who are burdened by crushing student loan debt , and have had to take shitty jobs to make ends meet.

    ………………………………

    Kline: Obama’s student loan debt plan is ‘mistake’ that won’t create jobs

    \Rep. John Kline, who chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee, slammed President Obama’s plan for student loan relief Monday as a “mistake,” saying it will do nothing to help workers looking for jobs.

    Obama’s plan would let current students cap their monthly repayment at 10 percent of discretionary income and any unpaid amount would be forgiven after 20 years. It also allows some borrowers to consolidate their loans at a lower interest rate. The president issued the new student loan plan through an executive order that beefs up a current law regarding student loans.

    “This administration has been bypassing Congress on issue after issue after issue — they’ve sort of famously issued hundreds of rule changes and executive orders to bypass Congress, so I think that’s a mistake,” Rep. John Kline said on Fox and Friends. Kline, who chairs the education committee in the House has been sharply critical of most of Obama’s education proposals since gaining the post in 2010.

    Kline added that the government should stop subsidizing student loans altogether.

    “We simply can’t keep providing money from the federal government in the form of subsidized or actual loans and Pell Grants when we don’t have the money,” Kline said.

    Kline had previously put out a press release saying Obama’s plan puts “politics before policy.”

    “Despite the administration’s rhetoric, this plan will not create a single job, strengthen our economy, or promote fiscal responsibility,” Kline said. “What this plan will do instead is encourage more borrowing across the board. That means more debt for students, more debt for taxpayers, and more red ink on the government’s books.”

    The Minnesota Independent reported this summer on close ties between Kline and for-profit colleges. Kline fought regulation of that industry, which industry critics say siphons off public tax money through deceptive practices.

    Private and for-profit educational institutions are the top donors to Kline’s campaign and political action committee. Kline’s campaign has also benefited from private financial corporations that provide student loans.

    http://minnesotaindependent.com/90987/kline-obamas-student-loan-debt-plan-is-mistake-that-wont-create-jobs

    • 278 desertflower
      November 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

      When I read that, I shook my head, too. Who said that would create jobs? What planet do these people live on?

  66. November 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

    November 02, 2011 8:00 AM

    Cain controversy far from ‘done’

    By Steve Benen

    About 24 hours ago, Herman Cain’s chief of staff, Mark Block, declared his candidate’s sexual-harassment controversy “done.” There wasn’t anything more to talk about, Block said, so the political world can just “move on.”

    Let’s put that in the file labeled “wishful thinking.”

    Any hopes that this would be a one-day story for Cain quickly vanished when Cain addressed every relevant detail, and changed his version of events several times. This, not surprisingly, not only kept the story alive, but signaled to reporters that they should keep digging.

    Of particular interest are the financial settlements given to Cain’s accusers. The Republican presidential candidate initially said he knew nothing about the settlements, then said he was aware of it, then said the payments covered “three months” salary, and then said “three to six months’ severance pay.”

    The truth is more interesting.

    The National Restaurant Association gave $35,000 — a year’s salary — in severance pay to a female staff member in the late 1990s after an encounter with Herman Cain, its chief executive at the time, made her uncomfortable working there, three people with direct knowledge of the payment said on Tuesday.

    The woman was one of two whose accusations of sexual harassment by Mr. Cain, now a Republican candidate for president, led to paid severance agreements during his 1996-99 tenure at the association. Disclosure of the scale of the severance further challenged his initial description of the matter as a “witch hunt,” as did new descriptions from the woman’s friends and colleagues of her level of discomfort at work

    These details not only matter because they contradict all of Cain’s various claims, but also because they speak to the merit of the allegations. When Cain spoke to Fox News on Monday night, he said three months’ severance was “well within the range of what we would do if we had an amicable separation between the association and an employee.” That would be true. But since the trade organization’s lawyers were willing to pay a full year’s severance, it suggests it was not at all “an amicable separation,” and that NRA counsel was concerned about the accusations.

    Making matters slightly worse for Cain, his other accuser is apparently eager to address the charges.


    A woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s is ready for her story to come out, her attorney said Tuesday, even as the Republican presidential hopeful spent a second day trying to quell the mounting controversy and explain his conflicting recollections of the matter.

    Joel P. Bennett, a lawyer representing one of two women who made the claims against Cain, said Tuesday that his client is barred from publicly relating her side because of a non-disclosure agreement she signed upon leaving the National Restaurant Association, where Cain served as president from 1996 through 1999.

    The woman has heard Cain describe her allegations as false and baseless, and wants to defend herself, but can’t because she’s limited by a confidentiality agreement. If the National Restaurant Association waives the restrictions, the woman can respond publicly.

    The question for Cain, then, is pretty straightforward: will he urge the NRA to lift the confidentiality agreement and allow the public to hear both sides?

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/cain_controversy_far_from_done033225.php

  67. 282 desertflower
    November 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

    You know that little ponzi scheme of Romney’s/ NOW look what they’ve done:) I smell a RAT.
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/11/02/359135/romney-ponzicovering-their-tracks/

  68. November 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Chips here is my most favorite Obama speech – when he won in South Carolina

    My favorite line …”I did not see a black south carolina nor a white south carolina…I saw South Carolina”
    It still brings tears to my eyes.


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